MISC: The Girl Who Saved The World Part 15 or so
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Sun Dec 27 23:04:03 PST 2015
On 12/9/2015 11:51 PM, George Phillies wrote:
> Buncombe brought to mind several ancient American adages involving the
> concept of the slow train wreck.
Ah, here he is. <3
It seemed more than a bit likely that
> several foreign powers would be perfectly happy to have their persona
> teams invade the territory of other foreign powers with what would be
> claimed to be the best of intentions, do astonishing amounts of
> collateral damage to key industrial facilities, and then leave. The net
> result, he suspected, would not be entirely favorable for world peace or
> local property values, even before the Bearer started resisting the
> persona teams trying to capture her.
> The Russians would undoubtedly interpret the German remarks
> as a threat of war. The French and the Austro-Hungarians would speak of
> welcoming the Bearer into their midst, and using tactful means to
> persuade the bearer to use the Namestone as the League requested. It
> seemed unlikely that either Davout or Ferencz would be able to explain
> the concept ‘tact’ to many of their fellow ambassadors. Buncombe
> realized that while he was collecting his thoughts the Speaking Stone
> had moved several more times, so the Sikh Ambassador was speaking.
This is more of what I expected in that last bit.
> “Finally,” Ambassador Singh said, “I have have been asked to bring word
> from the Tibetan Lamanate. While the Dalai Lama is temporarily absent
> awaiting reincarnation, the Sera Lama has extended an open invitation to
> this Miss Eclipse to visit Tibet to meditate with him on the hazard that
> the Holy Namestone creates for her soul, for surely a device that grants
> all worldly desires will distract us all from tranquil meditation.
> Indeed, the Sera Lama counsels us all that we should abandon our
> interest in the temptations offered by the Namestone, in favor of the
> celestial awards resulting from renouncing all worldly goods.”
Oh, nice. I mean, obvious ulterior motive, but they're still *trying*.
Drew "good for the Tibetans" Perron
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