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Post by Trooper FN-86 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:56 pm

"Would you consider your family friendly? Could we camp on their property?"

The skeleton asked, fairly certain of the answer but he figured he should ask anyway. For all he knew they may be allies of Ankh-Morpork. Either way he wanted to know.
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Post by Archer_Algren » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:52 am

“I’ll try to ask, although knowing Melchett? The army would probably be forced to camp outside, if we’re lucky, perhaps we could all have nice lodgings.”
Said Char as they continued.

As the army continued to March, Char was starting to find driving the cart dull.

“Okay, what do you suppose we can do for fun while mArching you lot?”
Char asked Vincent, Daryl, Geoff, Vasily and Baldrick.
“How about eye spy?”
Suggested Vasily.
“No, we’re on the move and we might pass by whatever we spy.”
Said Char.
“What about we sing a song sir?”
Said Baldrick.
“What?”
“A song sir, always calms the nerves.”
Char thought about it for a moment before saying;
“Alright, any ideas for a song?”
“What about, a girl worth fighting for sir?”
Suggested Baldrick, Char looked unamused.
“Baldrick, there are women here, we don’t want to offend them.”
“Alright then, how about this, Who do you think you are kidding Johnny Foreigner, but replace Foreigner with Klatchian?”
Suggestd Baldrick.
“How does it go Mr. Baldrick?”
Asked Geoff as Baldrick brings out piece of paper and hands it to him.
“Just follow my lead young’un.” Said Baldrick as he cleared his throat.
“Who do you think you are kidding Johnny Klatchian, If you think we're on the run?”
Sang Baldrick
“We are the boys who will stop your little game.”
Sang char.
“We are the boys who will make you think again.”
Sang Geoff.
“Cause who do you think you are kidding Johnny Klatchian,
If you think Ankh-Morpork's done?”
Sang Vasily, the group finally seemed to be in tune.
“Mr. Brown goes off to town on the eight twenty-four,
But he comes home each evening and he's ready with his sword.”
Sang the group together with some mild awkwardness.
“So who do you think you are Johnny Klatchian,
If you think old Ankh-Morpork's done?”
Sang the group in unison, soon, the rest of the troops followed suit.

It was twilight when they finally arrived at the gates of Quirm.
“Finally, we’re here.”
Said Char as he gazed at the city.
“Officers here!”
Shouted a voice as Char recognized that as Darling’s.
“Okay, all of you, with me.”
Said Char as he motioned towards Daryl, Vincent, Geoff and Vasily.
“What about me sir?”
Guard the wagon Baldrick.”
Said Char as the five of them left him.

“Now then, you must all be tired of that long march.”
Announced Melchett as the officers murmured.
“Us officers, who can afford it, will be staying at a hotel in the heart of the city, the rest of the NCO’sand rabble will stay out here in the plains.”
Said Melchett as the Officers continued to murmur.
“Alright then, I shall see you all for tea and cakes tonight, dismissed!”
Shouted Melchett as Char looked unamused.
“Baldrick can stay with that wagon, lets go find my Grandparents estate.”
Said Char as they left, they say nights at Quirm are romantic, but Char wasn’t feeling particularly romantic.
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Post by Rebellious_Soul » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:23 am

Darryl looked around their new setting after the officer's meeting. "Do you have any idea where this estate is?" He asked Char.
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Post by Trooper FN-86 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:49 pm

"If not you could always ask your grandfather. You did say he was working at the war museum...That should be easier to find."

Vincent added, already scanning the horizon for old war machines.
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Post by Archer_Algren » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:22 am

Char asked a nearby person for directions, his Quirmian was rusty but he understood directions at least, Vasily and Geoff were busy taking pictures when Char announced;
“I got directions, lets go!”

As the group wandered around the streets, there they saw something.
“Is that a clock made of flowers?!”
Asked an excited Vasily.
“Ah yes, the Floral Clock, Quirm’s most exciting tourist attraction.”
Said Char as Vasily and Geoff went to take pictures.
“I’ll let you two take pictures, we should be near anyway, let me check the streets for the adress.”
Said Char as he proceeded to a nearby signpost.
“Let’s see here, Dunoise street...”
Said Char as he saw it,
“07 Dunoise Street....”
He muttered to himself and then saw it, it wasn’t a mansion, but one of those houses built side-by-side.
“Oi! You lot! I found it!”
Called Char as Vasily and Geoff came running with Vincent and Daryl close by.
“Here goes nothing.”
Said Char, he then got the brass knocker on the door and knocked three times.

Footsteps were heard and the door suddenly opened, revealing an old woman in a black dress.
“Can I help you?”
She asked with some mild suspicion in her tone.
“Er yes, is this the Aznavour Residence?”
“Who’s asking?”
“Charles Aznavour, son of lady Astrea Aznavour.”
Said Char, the old woman’s eyes widened and she slammed the door on them.
“Well, it was worth a try.”
Said Char a bit disheartened, as they were about to leave, the head the unlocking of locks and the door swung open and the old woman went towards Char and placed her arms around him.
“mon petit-enfant! It is your grandmother’s first time seeing her own grandson in the flesh! Siesta! Come make us some tea! My grandson has come to visit!”
Said the old woman.
“Er, Grandmother Rosa, do you mind if me and my colleagues spend the night here?”
Asked Char as his Grandmother noticed his companions.
“Oh, most certainly, er, why are they here with you?”
“I’ll explain inside.”

“What?! That pig-head Rust reformed the Regiments and he wants to march you all to your deaths?!”
Said his Grandmother as the young maid named Siesta was pouring tea for the guests except Vincent, who politely declined.
“I’m afraid so Grandma, we’re marching to Gebra to meet Klatch head-on, but I intend to sabotage their efforts into getting good people killed.”
Said Char.
“You never told us that sir.”
Said Vasily as she and Geoff looked surprised.
“I couldn’t say it out loud back at the camp, who knows who was listening, me, Daryl, Vincent and Baldrick were sent by Commander Samuel Vimes to spy on the army, and stop people from both sides getting killed.”
Said Char as he sipped his tea.
“Well then, I suggest you all get some sleep, you can go about your business in the morni— what is that infernal pecking noise?”
Said Char’s grandmother as the group looked out a window to see an Ankh-Morpork carrier pigeon.
“A Watch Pigeon?”
Wondered Char as he opened the window and grabbed the flying rat, he unfolded it and saw the following written words;
“Melchett planning to go Quirmian war museum for siege weapons afternoon tomorrow. prevent at all costs. S.V.”
“Oh dear.”
Said the maid as Char read put the words.
“What should we do sir?”
Asked Geoff.”
“Well, it’s in the afternoon, you can all go there early tomorrow morning, I’ll have Siesta join you.”
Said Char’s grandmother.
“Where is grandfather?”
Asked Char as he knew he worked in the war museum.
“Oh, he sleeps in the war museum dear, that’s why I’m sending Siesta with you tomorrow so he won’t shoot you on sight.”
“Good to know...”
Said Char.
“Now, all of you get some sleep.”
Said Char’s grandmother as she showed them to their room.

The room was a in the topmost floor consisting of six beds, in one large room.
“I’ll leave you all to sleep soundly then, good night.”
Said Char’s grandmother as she closed the door gently.
“Alright, I’ll take a corner bed if you don’t mind sir, and no peeking while I take off my armor.”
Said Vasily as Char realized she was the only girl among the group.
“Men! In beds!”
Commanded Char.
“Now!!! SLEEP!”
Commanded Char as he got into his bed, armor and all, and went to sleep ASAP.
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Post by Rebellious_Soul » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:37 am

Darryl listened quietly as Char talked to his kin. When the note arrived via pigeon, he was intrigued. Before long it was time for bed and as Char commanded, he climbed into bed and fell asleep, his gear still on.
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Post by Trooper FN-86 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:05 am

Vincent stood there somewhat awkwardly at the order to sleep. As a skeleton he couldn't sleep, even if he wanted to, and Char knew that. Before he could argue the order however char and darryl fell fast asleep from the long march. Sighing the skeleton simply sat on the last remaining bed and keep watch for the night.

Normally the skeleton would wander, see several sights to pass the long night, but he didn't think that was an option here. For one thing it's probably rude to just wander this strangers house. The last thing he wanted to do was anger char's grandmother. So in the room he remained, bored but vigilant for threats that never came.
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Post by Archer_Algren » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:56 am

A knock on the door was heard in the wee hours of the morning.
Char, being attentive despite his grogginess, got up to answer it.
It was the maid.
“Good morning sir, Mistress Aznavour asked me to accompany you all to the war museum, my name is Siesta.”
Said the maid with a curtsy, Char thought it was adorable.
“Alright you lot! Up and at em! We’re moving ou—“
As Char talked, a scream in the room rang out as Char looked at the general direction of the scream and got a pillow thrown at his face.
“All of you out!”
Screamed Vasily as she covered herself up with her blanket.
“Men! To the hallway!”
Ordered Char as they rushed out...

“What a way to wake up.”
Said Geoff as the group was leavin the house.
“Here is some cheese and bread for you all.”
Said Char’s grandmother as she gave them a medium sized basket.
“It’s a bit heavy.”
Said Char.
“I placed a couple of wheels there, Lancre Blue.”
“I see, thank you Grandmoth— why does Siesta have a rucksack?”
“Oh, I am sending her with you to Gebra.”
“What?!”
“Its unfitting for you to go into battle without a servant.”
Said Char’s Grandmother, he was about to mention Baldrick, but remembered how unreliable he can get at times.
“Okay fair enough, thank you grandmother.”
Said Char as he kissed her on the cheek.
“She will work for you and your mother from now on, please treat her well.”
With that, Char nodded and the group left.

“This is the war museum?”
Asked Char as they were at the front door of the museum.
“Hang on, let me do the talking.”
Said Siesta as she knocked.
“Now we wait.”
Said Siesta.
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Post by Rebellious_Soul » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:29 pm

Darryl followed the group as the group approached the museum. The tall building loomed over him. Siesta knocked on the door and Darryl stood patiently waiting for someone to answer.
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Post by Archer_Algren » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:55 pm

The door opened to reveal an old face and he asked;
“Whozere?”
“It’s me grandfather, your Grandchild.”
“Wot?! I haz no grandchild!”
Said the groggy old man.
“Er, younger sir Aznavour, please let me do the talking, your Grandfather is a bit senile.”
“Ah, go ahead then.”

As the group was finally in the museum, Char browses around and saw something that caught his eye.
“A Barking Dog! I haven’t seen one of these since Hunghung!”
Said Char as he remembered how one obliterated Lord Hong during their battle against him with the Silver Horde.
“That’s right sonny, that’s even the one that put an end to Lord Hong himself.”,
Said Char’s grandfather, still unaware he is talking to his own Kin.
“Is that a Klatchian Fire Engine?!”
Said Char is amazement at the weapon.
“Got that right sonny, that’s been banned by eight countries and three religions have said that any soldiers found using it would be excommunicated. While five others embraced it as a holy weapon and commanded that it be used on infidels, heretics, gnostics and people who fidget during the sermons.”
Said the old man proudly.
“Good sir, woukd you like me to prepare Brunch? I can make Fondue with the cheese and bread.”
asked Siesta.
“What’s Fondue?”
Asked Vasily as she turned to face Siesta after ogling a wheeled Battering ram.
“Cheese and bread miss Vasily.”
Said Siesta politely.
“Okay then, Grandad, may we use your Kitchen?”
“Who are you?”
“Er, younger Sir Aznavour, maybe I should just be thebone to talk to him.”
“Oh right, you tell him then.”

As Siesta was melting the Lancre Blue Cheese Wheels, the group was touring the rooftop of the museum.
“This here, is a cauldron, normally filled wth melted boiling sugar, defenders would pour it on their enemies if they tried to scale their ramparts.”
Said the Elder Aznavour.
“What’s in it now?”
Asked Geoff.
“Oh, just stagnant rainwater.”
Said the old man.
Char cringed at the idea of anybody getting stagnant rainwater poured on them, except maybe Darling and Melchett.
As his grandfather continued to talk about the cauldron, Char noticed some things behind the Museum.
Battering rams, the type you carry, siege towers, and siege ladders, all just left out there in the open at the back.
“Er, sir, aren’t you worried that somebody might try to use those siege weapons out back?”
Asked Char.
“Nonsense sonny, those things are hundreds of years old, and not very safe to use.”
Said the old man in a reassuring tone.
“Fondue is ready!”
Cried out Siesta as the group then headed downstairs.

As the group minus Vincent ate an early lunch, Siesta was explaining to the Elder Aznavour about Melchett’s forces coming to take the museum’s weapons, and the elder Aznavour just said;
“Let them try.”
“Don’t worry sir Aznavour, we can help you defend this place.”
Said Geoff as he ate another fondue.
“Except for one small problem, if Melchett’s forces see us hindering them, then we blow our cover.”
Said Char.
“I have just the thing for you all then.”
Said Char’s grandfather, he returned moments later with Quirmian armor, with face obscuring visored helmets.
“These are perfect!” Said Char. “Now all we need is to practice some Quirmian accents.”

“Alright men, we are marching to the Quirmian War museum to requisition some armaments for this fine army.”
Announced Darling as the men under her command listened.
“Now, March!”
She ordered as they started marching towards the museum, Baldrick however saw them march off and went back to carving his name on an arrow.
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