Monday July 30, 2007
Book 9: The Body Politic — Part II: Royal Flush


Captain Tagon: Prelate Souf?
Prelate Souf: Please, call me Apnon.
Captain Tagon: Right, Apnon. What happened here?
Captain Tagon: The military station, the skyside spaceport. . . It's all wrecked or gone.
Prelate Souf: That was Xinchub's work. His conversion to Prandialism was. . . costly for the Loyalists.
Captain Tagon: Costly for everybody! I've got half a kilometer of warship up here and no place to park.
Prelate Souf: Why don't you just land? The Palace lawn is very large and quite empty.
Captain Tagon: Have you cleared this with your gardener? The last time this ship landed it, um. . . left a mark.