(1h30m) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria walks in, slower pace. He ran out of Scottish songs, and resorted to Irish. He got through the final measures of Danny boy before deeming it to be enough.4)
(1h28m) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria rubs his throat. It hasn't been used as much in the past five years of his life as it was just then.
(1h21m) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty strides into the Outpost on foot, nigh unrecognizable given her usual wardrobe choices. She spots KK and adjusts her glasses, nodding sidelong at Gorbert, who is keeping stride with her. 5)6)
(1h20m) <DICE> Gorbert Vanhousserhoffen is looking professional and business-like. He strides briskly alongeside Zolotisty, both of them heading straight for KK.
(1h20m) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty speaks up, "Mr. Kai Victoria? My associate and I are here as representatives of the Weathervane Players, you're being audited under the authority of the Alien and Sedition Acts." 7)
(1h19m) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty says, "If you could give us just a moment of your time to discuss particulars, we would be most grateful."
(1h19m) <DICE> Gorbert Vanhousserhoffen pulls out a sheaf of paper filled with legal jargon and points out the corresponding passages.
(1h18m) <DICE> Miniature Rosin follows Z and Gorbert into the outpost sneakily, using her size and shadows to their prime advantages.
(1h17m) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria blinks, mouth open at seeing Zolo like that. He takes the paper, putting on his glasses and reading over it, still a little stunned at Zolo's appearance. 8)
(1h15m) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty snatches one of the papers back from KK, setting down her briefcase. "Ah, yes -- article fourteen, magazine twelve, periodical forty two point cosine arc tangent. 9)
The defendant, herewithafter.."
(1h14m) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria looks up at Zolo, then to Gorbert. "Alien and Sedition?" He asks, still really thrown off.
(1h14m) <DICE> Gorbert Vanhousserhoffen nods solemnly.
(1h14m) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty continues quickly, "Referred to as the ROOK, will promptly advise the PLAYERS, herewithafter referred to as the AUXILIARY ENSEMBLE or sometimes THE THEATRICAL COMPANY.."
(1h13m) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria opens his mouth to say something and is instantly interupted once more.
(1h13m) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty says, "If I so see fit, shall, in writing, of any actions, nested clause that altogether loses its antecedent, that, quid pro quo,10)11)
will, summarily, endanger persons of the AUXILIARY ENSEMBLE.."
(1h12m) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria closes his mouth, adjusting his glasses. He tries to get another word in.
(1h12m) <DICE> Gorbert Vanhousserhoffen has dealt with plenty of lawyers in his time. He knows that it's impossible to talk if they don't want you to. Zolo's doing a fine job. 12)
(1h11m) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty says, "Herewithafter referred to as THE CONFEDERACY, established this day on 1492 13)
, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, with proper respect to -- ah, excuse me."
(1h11m) <DICE> Miniature Rosin loses her sneaking concentration while in a tree, the leaves rustling a bit. Z's surprisingly good with fasttalk. 14)
(1h10m) <DICE> Gorbert Vanhousserhoffen is pokerfaced. 15)
He occasionally nods or gives some other small affirmation of what Z's saying.
(1h10m) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty adjusts her glasses again, squinting at the paper, "A certain element of adjournment sine 16)
die, or among --" She eyes KK. "Laypeople, 17)
the right to bare arms in public 18)
, closely related to --"
(1h10m) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria takes the offered paper from Gorbert again, trying to find where Zolo is reading from. 19)
It's not working too well.
(1h9m) <DICE> Furrious Symar bounds out of her shack, and waves to Gorbert and Z, before carrying on.
(1h9m) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty turns to Gorbert. "Was it the good Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon? 20)
Yes. On his writ, the ROOK, hereafterwithafter referred to as the 'fiat iustia' 21)
--" She leans nearer to jab the paper.
(1h9m) <DICE> Gorbert Vanhousserhoffen nods at Symar but can't talk to her now. Business.
(1h8m) <DICE> Iridescent Third Sicpuess is at the border of where the chatter is audible, pretending to do Something Else.
(1h8m) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty continues quickly, "Agrees to keep THE CONFEDERACY, hereafter THE UNION 22)
, indemnified against any actions, suits, claims, demands, proceedings, losses, damages, compensation, sums of money, costs.." 23)
(1h8m) <NBLUE> Lieutenant Colonel Supp Siklroz glances over at the rather one-sided conversation between Gorbert and Zolotisty. He never really liked lawyers...
(1h7m) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria blinks. He's going to be referred to as the phrase 'Let there be justice, though the world perish?' He would've preferred ROOK.
(1h7m) <DICE> Furrious Symar myaos at Third.
(1h6m) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty says, "Habeas corpus,24)
for abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government 25)
, and enlarging its boundaries, we cannot guarantee.." 26)
(1h6m) <DICE> Gorbert Vanhousserhoffen clears his throat. "Forgive me, Ms. Zolotisty, but I believe you have forgotten to mention the 'parens patriae' clause." 27)
(1h6m) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria stands up. He knew it a while ago, but for some reason couldn't leave. He begins walking off, well aware for a while that Z has no idea what in the Hell she's talking about.
(1h6m) <DICE> Iridescent Third Sicpuess shifts to stand, or rather, crouch next to Symar. There's a hand behind her fluffy ears. "Nownow, little fuzz?"
(1h5m) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty stops, aghast. "I did." 28)
She looks at Gorbert. Then after KK, clearing her throat. "WITH RESPECT TO COMPENSATION.." 29)30)
(1h5m) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria freezes. 31)
(1h5m) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty says, "The UNION is wholly willing to negotiate with the fiat iustia, hereafter referred to as the BASTILLE DAY.32)33)
(1h5m) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria knows legal jargon well. He hates it. He also knows compensation well. He loves it.
(1h4m) <DICE> Furrious Symar purrs and rubs against Third's leg. "So, that's going on here?"
(1h4m) <DICE> Gorbert Vanhousserhoffen nods, quite impressed. Zolotisty has pulled out the big guns of lawyers..
(1h4m) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria gives her a similar 'What the Hell look.' He's referred to now as the Bastille day?
(1h3m) <NBLUE> Lieutenant Colonel Supp Siklroz pulls out an English-Legalese dictionary, but Z is talking too fast for him to look it up. If only he had a Babel fish.
(1h3m) <DICE> Miniature Rosin pokes her head out of the cover of her tree, upside down. What?
(1h3m) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty gives KK an inquiring look and cracks open her briefcase.
(1h3m) <DICE> Furrious Symar meant to say "What's", not "That's".
(1h2m) <DICE> Iridescent Third Sicpuess titters for a couple of moments, before getting herself together (herselfs?). "Lawsuit." , she states. "Matter of Zolotisty vs KK." 34)
(1h3m) <NBLUE> Lieutenant Colonel Supp Siklroz gives up trying to understand what the whole thing is about and heads out into the jungle in search of adventure.
(1h1m) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria turns around to face her, giving her an equally leveling look over the frame of his own glasses. He's suddenly acquired a very official air to him.
(1h) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty draws out a contract. 35)
(1h) <DICE> Iridescent Third Sicpuess slowly gets where this is heading to, at least on one part. KKs part stays unclear to her.
(1h) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty says, "Mr. Vanhousserhoffen, do you have the pens?" 36)
(59m46s) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria holds up a hand to stop Gorbert, drawing out one of his own.
(59m42s) <DICE> Gorbert Vanhousserhoffen produces two high-quality ink pens. He "borrowed" them from the bank. 37)
(59m32s) <DICE> Gorbert Vanhousserhoffen puts one of them away. 38)
(59m10s) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty plucks the other from Gorbert's hand with a thank-you. 39)
(56m34s) <DICE> Gorbert Vanhousserhoffen holds out the briefcase to provide a flat, steady surface 40)
upon which they can sign the contract.
(56m12s) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty thanks Gorbert again. She indicates places to initial and sign.
(55m10s) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria shakes his head to Gorbert, taking up the contract to read it. Zolotisty really underestimates his care in certain matters... "Compensation: Rubber duck." KK reads. 41)
(54m55s) <DICE> Furrious Symar watches with curiosity.
(54m53s) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria looks at Zolo with 'Are you serious?' 42)
(54m2s) <DICE> Gorbert Vanhousserhoffen opens the briefcase and produces aforementioned rubber duck, holding it up temptingly. 43)
(53m56s) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty is poker-faced. "As I said, the UNION is open to negotiations with the BASTILLE DAY."
(53m41s) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty leans to very seriously squeak the duck.
(52m35s) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria takes the rubber duck. Squeaking it. He blinks. Then looks at Zolotisty. 'Are you serious?' has turned to a very calm 'What the fuck?' 44)
(52m20s) <DICE> Furrious Symar giggles at the duck. 45)
(51m44s) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty snaps the briefcase shut for Gorbert. They stand together, looking very solemn.
(50m41s) <DICE> Gorbert Vanhousserhoffen says, "That duck can be yours, client BASTILLE DAY. All you have to do is sign the contract."
(50m14s) <NBLUE> Lieutenant Colonel Supp Siklroz walks in on the legal proceedings once again, noticing the rubber duck. Well, he has seen odder occurrences on the Island, so he's not one to question it.
(49m50s) <SPOON> Ahi Koa KK Victoria continues reading the contract. "Santa clause?" He asks, looking to Zolotisty. "You mean: Sanity clause?"
(49m9s) <DICE> Gorbert Vanhousserhoffen shakes his head. "There is no Sanity Clause." 46)
(49m5s) <DICE> The Soloist Zolotisty clears her throat. "There's fineprint for the duck, I'm afraid." She turns over the duck in KK's hand. She pauses. "Sant de Clas? 47)