Friday, June 26, 2009

Meta Musings_3

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to Joel. He is tall and looks gaunt in the face, as if he never got enough to eat as a child and still feels the lack. Under his signature brown and gray robes, his arms and legs are full of viney muscles and veins. He has a slight hunch to his upper body, and walks with a long staff.

Joel is old, and has survived the intrigues of court by cultivating the attitude of indifference plus increasing deafness. He is the Assistant to the Archivist, and has seen countless Archivists come and go. Joel believes in the power of history like others believe in the power of a god.

What will take this man from the rolls of paper and make him an active participant in history, instead of just an observer?

The inciting incident is the theft of some botanical texts dealing with the myths of plant warriors.

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