|Is That Plot Thickening I smell?|
|Date Published||Sunday February 18th, 2003|
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The Prince Returns!
- Doctor Malpractice
- Chancellor Usurper
- Red Mage Statscowski
- Black Mage Evilwizardington
- Fighter McWarrior
- Elf Land, throne room
|Astos||Bring in the next prisoners.|
I could really get used to this whole absolute power/corruption thing I've got goin' on.
|Thief, Red Mage, Black Mage, and Fighter are brought in.|
|Dr. Malpractice||These criminal dogs stand charged with tresspassing Elfish territories.|
The court would like to note, however, that the accused are humans and therefore several levels below a literally vandalizing crime.
|Dr. Malpractice||The comparison to stupid stinky humans meant no ill will toward dogs, criminal or otherwise.|
|Thief||Wait a second.|
Chancellor Usurper, Doctor Malpractice! It's me!
|Astos||Why is that familiar sounding voice not begging for its miserable life?|
|Dr. Malpractice||That couldn't be.... Oh no.|
|An image of Thief is shown in a more royal outfit.|
|Astos||Familiar sounding voice... Rogue-ish good looks... weird blue Elvis-ish hair...|
|Dr. Malpractice||Are you thinking what I hope you're thinking?|
|Astos||Paranoid and reactionary, that's the name of the game.|
|Astos||In addition to your crimes as humanity, the elf-looking human in the back with the inexplicably pointy elf ears gets one count of Royal Impersonation for looking just like the prince!|
|Thief||But I am the prince!|
|Fighter, Red Mage, and Black Mage all let out a simultaneous "GASP!"|
|Astos||Lies! Doctor Malpractice has been treating Prince Elf for a debilitating illness that has thus far eluded all treatments, no matter 'how expensive and outlandish they are. He has personally seen to the prince every day for the last year.|
|Thief||In accordance with elf law, I demand to see proof of Prince Elf's medical condition immediately if not sooner.|
|Astos||Your familiarity with elven law is suspicious. And even though the prince hasn't received a visitor other than the doctor for the duration of his illness, I'll allow it.|
|Dr. Malpractice||That's a bad idea. Er, medically speaking.|