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Turn Number:75 AW
Side's Turn:Royal Crown Coalition

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Panel 1

Parson digs through a box of multi-colored figurines that rests on the long planning table, covered in large maroon hexes, dominated by a model of Spacerock, a huge hexagonal wall surrounding an area four hexes wide and five tall, itself dominated by a big gray box with a thin rectangular tower coming out of it, settled on two half-hexes just off to the left of center. Small figures fill the city, with blue all around the walls, with yellow mixed in and in a sort of north/south axis coming off both sides of the garrison, and a cluster of red flying ones in one hex just off the garrison, led by a light-colored one, white or pink. Maggie stands nearby, resting her left hand on the table; a purse hangs from that shoulder.[edit]
Parson Gotti: You know how I felt about this job, Maggie. [edit]

Panel 2

Parson has withdrawn a white, somewhat pope-shaped figure bearing a sword. Maggie stands just off his left.[edit]

Parson Gotti: 'Bout playing this like it's a game.

Maggie: I do.

Panel 3

Parson holds the white figure out at Maggie. The box he leans on is filled with multicolored figurines, including a pink dwagon.[edit]
Parson Gotti: These are people. [edit]

Panel 4

Parson regards the white figurine in his hand while Maggie stands before him, hands clasped demurely in front of her.[edit]
No text. [edit]

Panel 5

Parson sets the white figurine on the edge of the table, just off the hex grid.[edit]
Parson Gotti: This one can be me. [edit]

Panel 6

In the foreground, the white figurine can be made out; it wears white armor set off by the same black and maroon that Gobwin Knob uses. In the midground, the table with the model city is visible; a few figurines rest on the tower, with one white or pink; at the lead of the red flyers in the hex opposite them, are a white and purple. In the background, Parson has turned his back on the planning table; Maggie reaches out a hand to him.[edit]

Parson Gotti: C'mon.

Maggie: Lord?


Parson Gotti: Armory.

Panel 7

A giant, glowing, rainbow prism floats in the inky blackness of Thinkspace.[1][edit]

Charlie: It's really an unexpected pleasure, Your Highness.

How can I be of service?

Panel 8

Prince Tramennis stands bathed in a white light, surrounded by darkness.[edit]

Prince Tramennis: Well, Overlord... that's quite a remarkable question, isn't it?

Coming from you?

Panel 9

Tramennis stands in the shaft of light, dropping his gaze sullenly. The rainbow prism has changed; it is now a two-dimensional shape, a three-banded rainbow, consisting of drab orange over cream over blue, ending in a five-pointed orange star.[2][edit]

Charlie: Not at all!

And just "Charlie," if you don't mind.

Prince Tramennis: Very well.

Panel 10

Tramennis looks on as the rainbow changes again; now much more detailed, the rainbow extends much further, is brighter, and adds purple and pink bands to its top, and now ends in a cluster of three white fluffy clouds, with shooting star rainbows shooting out of them at various points. On one cloud sits a small, impish representation of King Slately; it has his robes, crown, and beard, but has a cat ear and is smiling.[edit]

Charlie: Highness, it is only a deep and unfortunate misunderstanding which has kept us from doing business of late.

Charlescomm's neutrality has never waived!

Panel 11

Tramennis smiles slyly in his shaft of light; the rainbow reflects off his armor; though in the natural colors rather than any of the three previous color groups.[edit]

Prince Tramennis: That's not strictly true, as I hear tell.

I hear you've in fact been aiding Royal sides.

Panel 12

The new rainbow is another shooting star, but now trailing a dust rainbow in orange, red, purple, blue, and green, and topped by three-dimensional purple and blue letters reading "The More You Know."[3][edit]

Charlie: Do you? Ah. Well.

The rumors which surround me are myriad, you know.

Myth and legend, wild speculation, paranoid suspicions...

Panel 13

Still bathed in white, with rainbow colors reflecting in his armor, Tramennis cocks an eyebrow at the new image; a white two dimensional design, consisting of a circular, sectioned map with two white continents, flanked by stylized olive branches, with a central word facing toward Tramennis; we see it in reverse, W-O-B-N-I-A, in colors purple, blue, indigo, green, yellow, and orange.[4][edit]

Prince Tramennis: Furthermore, I hear you've been doing so free of charge.

Perhaps even at your own expense?

Charlie: Well now that's simply slander.


  1. ^ The rainbow is a marshmallow (or marbit) from Lucky Charms cereal. The rainbow might additionally be a reference to Tramennis' perceived sexuality, as the rainbow has been co-opted as a symbol for the GLBT community.
  2. ^  This is a reference to Rainbow Brite, a Hallmark Cards-turned-80s cartoon character.
  3. ^  This is a reference to the series of Emmy-winning Public Service Announcements run by NBC since 1989. The image has also become something of an meme, being parodied often in broadcast media and on the internet.
  4. ^  This is a reference to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six franchise. It is the emblem of Rainbow, a fictional international counter-terrorist force.[5]