Mechaman (mechaman) wrote in ezekiels,

Taxes and Death (Catanistan 2)

The guard snorted, his expression tinged with bitter bleakness. "More the tribute is higher than either mortal or Crimson House wish to pay." He shrugged his shoulders as if to try to slip off the heavy weight of his pronouncement, and examined Catanistan with a cursory, yet practiced eye. He turned away, unimpressed.
"If you have your papers, I have orders to escort y' to Mistress Korine." He considered a moment, then spoke in a brusque yet compassionte manner. "Look, she isn't sure if you're coming this caravan or the next, and I'd go on back -- this route stops here now, any one pressing on just faces death."
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