Monday, May 12, 2008

The Chamber of Victoria's Secrets

Eolar takes in the current situation.
They have just formed an uneasy truce with the Derro. This is fortunate as (Aside from Telfis) most everyone is injured and spells. arrows and bolts are in short supply.
They're being chaperoned by Pandit Jung; one of the Derro leaders and two of the more powerful Huloms.
Kruddo and Thesis have worryingly not been seen since the amputee cell room.
The chamber they've been taken to, is about the same size as the cell they'd previously sheltered in but has no barred divisions.
Instead there’s an immense women. She is chained to the back wall and if she stood up straight, she’d be over nine feet tall. She’s mostly naked and her ineffectual undergarments fail to disguise the multitude of scars and varying flesh tones. Her impressiveness though is due more from the ‘robustness’ of her figure. She is ‘sturdy’ throughout, but her bossom and bottom are massively exaggerated. Everyone in the room just stares in silence as she shuffles forward, ape like, until she comes into the light to reveal a face as beautiful as an angel's. Her long and many hued hair cascades around her fine features.
“The problem Savant Freud has” interrupts Pandit Jung, “Is that despite his ability to recreate the, admittedly complicated mechanical aspects of a humanoid, he can’t get 'beyond the pleasure principle'. Left to it's own devices the creature might pursue food and sex but would possess no real memories and be incapable of logic or reason. It doesn’t even exhibit a reasonable fear of death!”
Pandit Jung shuffles closer and whispers to Bodush. “Between you and me, I think the old fool's lost it."


Insanodag said...

Bodush raises an eyebrow and nods.

"I am inclined to agree with you. It would seem that Savant Freud completely disregards the importance of the capabilities which is shared by most humanoids to make sense of their common experience. A possible avenue for further investigation would be to examine closer the commonalities of humanoid experience in order to establish...well, lets call them...stereotypes of experience. By drawing on these, perhaps your Savant would get a more holistic understanding of the mental life of humanoids?

On the other hand, if there is any justice in the world, a roving band of Dwarven Barbarians would come through your warren tomorrow and slaughter every single one of you, leaving the entire question moot. Fortunately for you, I don't think there is much justice in the world.

TieDye said...

Durin looks at the flesh golem and is momentarily sick. He doesn't understand why the disparity between the creature's beautiful face and nightmarishly distorted body is so disconcerting, but seeing the creature almost made him heave his axe into a battle-ready position.

"Let's get this...thing...out of here," he manages to say. Turing to the Derro, he adds, "And if you or any of your Moradin-forsaken ken so much as look at us in a shifty way, I'll sever your limbs and beat you with them. I read that somewhere. But I'll do it."

Great banner, btw; Love how the Derro are making the "metal" hand gesture as they're running! They remind me a little of Stone Imps , these funny-looking enemies in a video game!

Hedzor said...

Pandit Jung looks back at Durin with wide eyes and a hurt expression: "But you'll surely stay for the night?"

Insanodag said...

Bodush shakes his head.

'Unfortunately, we are not able to spend more time here. We have important business to take care of in Seawell, and we have already been delayed too long.'