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Marauders of Gor - Book nine
Chapter 18 - What Then Occured in thd Camp of the Kurii
Chapter 19 - The Note
Chapter 20 - What Occurred on the Skerry of Vars

Jarl Randolph
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Master Pax

ruby{Randolph}~t - scribe

Bretval {meral} 13:46:21 pm CST
okay Ppeople time to begin

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 13:47:09 pm CST
sits back and listens

ayli{Dak} ~chain sister to libi~ 13:47:10 pm CST
turns attention to Master Bretval

ruby~{Randolph}~t 13:47:20 pm CST
poises writing stick to finely milled rence parchment..listens intently

meral{Bretval} 13:47:56 pm CST
~turns her attention to her Master~

Bretval {meral} 13:48:33 pm CST
Chapter Eighteen

Screaming berserkers put the Kurii as thoroughly to the sword as the Kurii themselves slaughtered the feasters in Svein Blue Tooth’s hall, and the Torvaldslanders also have confusion on their side. By prior arrangement, the bondmaids break out of their corral, not with any intent to join in the fighting - for which they would be hopelessly ill-suited - but to contribute to the general pandemonium. Also, the attackers have equipped themselves with the same yellow sashes worn by the Kurii’s human allies, so that either the attackers will be mistaken for allies or vice versa. And, superior though the weapons of the Kurii might be, iron-bladed spears and axes are still well able to slay them.

But the Kurii are no mere beasts: their leaders are at least as intelligent as men, and possibly even more war-crafty. Order appears out of chaos; a feigned rallying of Kurii is made only so that men might make haste to deal with the ralliers while elsewhere a true regrouping takes place. Still, the berserkergang does not render the Torvaldslanders incapable of organised effort on their own part. As the impetus of the initial assault dies away, the men and the surviving Kurii alike get their ranks and dressing and confront each other. Rollo and the mysterious Hrolf defend the standard while Svein Blue Tooth assembles a formation of axe-men backed by spears, to be faced by a mighty shield-wall of Kurii. The latter charge behind a human shield of bond-maids; but these are too well-trained to serve their purpose. At a signal from the Blue Tooth the bond-maids fall to their bellies and the surprised Kurii take further casualties before regrouping yet again.

sura{Austin} 13:52:57 pm CST
-walks in quietly and kneels over the furs, listening-

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 13:53:24 pm CST
quite a battle, a very cunning plan well executed. Also likes to see Rollo in action

Bretval {meral} 13:53:34 pm CST
"Never give up, Never surrender" seems to be the mottoof the day

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 13:55:37 pm CST
It almost comes across as a do or die fight. After the first slayings they cannot afford to lose

ayli{Dak} ~chain sister to libi~ 13:56:06 pm CST
ayli agrees that was a great plan Jarl

meral{Bretval} 13:56:34 pm CST
It seemed like total chaos but the Jarl's always had a plan

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 13:57:11 pm CST
the bondmaids also played their part well.

meral{Bretval} 13:58:50 pm CST
using the bond maids knowing the Kurii would rather capture them than kill them....very clever

Bretval {meral} 13:58:53 pm CST
Agreed... Men are just food for the Kurii... the men may be tough to chew but I expect the bondsmaids would be a delicacy by comparison

ruby~{Randolph}~t 13:58:58 pm CST
interesting that the slaves obeyed their bellying (bara)..instead of the obeying the Kurii threat, allowing the advance of the Torvaldslanders

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 13:59:36 pm CST
yes, true, tasty puddings

Bretval {meral} 14:00:49 pm CST
moving on...

Now the Torvaldslanders begin to take serious losses from the Kurii, at last in disciplined order, and after furious fighting in which Svein Blue Tooth shows himself a true leader, able to hold men together by force of will in the face of death, the two sides break apart to draw breath. They eyeball each other from a hundred yards apart, spear hedge against shield wall, and neither seems in a hurry to assault the other’s well-set formation; Svein believes they have no chance of breaking the shield wall, as good as a mobile fortress, and the Kurii are willing to wait it out until dark if they have to, when they will have the advantage. But Tarl has an idea.

ruby~{Randolph}~t 14:04:13 pm CST
winks to mea, ayli and sura...all slaves know the command bara

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:04:29 pm CST
seems very much a stalemate. The kurii have good night vision. Let' hope Tarl's idea is another cunning plan

sura{Austin} 14:05:01 pm CST
-smiles at ruby and nods-

meral{Bretval} 14:05:14 pm CST
and obey our Masters without question.....winks back to ruby

ayli{Dak} ~chain sister to libi~ 14:05:31 pm CST
smiles and nods at rubys comment

meral{Bretval} 14:06:20 pm CST
seems to mea JN made the Kurii total fighting machines

ruby~{Randolph}~t 14:06:33 pm CST

indeed my Jarl, the Kurii have better night vision..the Kurii are a patient species

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:08:00 pm CST
I picture the kurii as like huge bears, intelligent but with an animalistic rage

Bretval {meral} 14:08:08 pm CST
Generally Tarl's plans are good ones Igrin* and He also thinks outside the box

Bretval {meral} 14:09:27 pm CST
Maybe it is a memory of the great fight of the Tuchuks against the Paravaci, for which see “Nomads of Gor”, but Tarl and Ivar disappear, to reappear within the Ahn at the heels of the bosk herd that the Kurii had gathered for meat. Against the momentum of the bosk stampede even a Kur shield-wall is impotent, and as the formation breaks the Torvaldslanders, rested and refreshed, charge them one more time. This is too much for the Kurii. Once again they are broken into a leaderless, planless rabble and the Torvaldslanders go here and there slaying as it pleases them. In one such fight, fittingly, the thrall Tarsk kills a Kur who is dragging off his beloved Thyri, and Forkbeard delightedly awards the brave young man both his freedom (and his
former name of Wulfstan) and Thyri herself, who is startled but not altogether unhappy to learn that she will remain slave.

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:11:53 pm CST
and Hrolf was present here too. He is a mystery man

ruby~{Randolph}~t 14:12:30 pm CST
just knew Wulfstan would one day own Thyri...His love slave..swoons, loves the romance

meral{Bretval} 14:13:34 pm CST
Hrolf seems to just appear Jarl

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:13:47 pm CST
I suppose thyri was happy to remain a slave rather than be eaten

Bretval {meral} 14:14:26 pm CST
I agree with the picture Randolph... grizzly bears fits

ruby~{Randolph}~t 14:15:40 pm CST
have a lapse in memory..who is Hrolf

meral{Bretval} 14:16:11 pm CST
a happy ending for Wulfston and Thyri.....agrees with ruby

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:16:17 pm CST
I have learnt by now that no one is there without a reason. Thinks his 'just appearing' has some reason

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:17:28 pm CST
(would like to see a grizzly bear in the wild)

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:18:00 pm CST
Thinks the 'romance' especially put there for you girls !!!!!

Bretval {meral} 14:18:10 pm CST
Am sure Hroff will reappear

meral{Bretval} 14:19:12 pm CST
He is very mysterious my Master

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:19:20 pm CST
Hrolf seems to appear at random intervals, fights well

sura{Austin} 14:19:33 pm CST
An incentive to read through pages of battle -smiles at Jarl-

ruby~{Randolph}~t 14:19:55 pm CST
light bulb memory prevails
Hrolf has the 14year old sister,...Who Tarl championed for

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:20:05 pm CST
indeed, sura

Bretval {meral} 14:20:40 pm CST
not Me Randolph... having a black bear outside My backyard was close enough

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:21:44 pm CST
lol, Bretval, did not mean being up close. A black bear in the yard must have been fun - as long as you were in the house

Bretval {meral} 14:23:02 pm CST
Okay next Chapter *LOL*
Chapter Nineteen

A Kur messenger comes to the camp that night bringing Tarl a note summoning him to the Skerry of Vars, a small islet near at hand.

(Making the summary of this chapter shorter than the chapter itself was a real challenge.)

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:24:33 pm CST
Ponders on this note - is this from a Kur known to Tarl??

Bretval {meral} 14:24:35 pm CST
it was spring Randolph ... I took due care

ruby~{Randolph}~t 14:25:54 pm CST
but there is a very important item, inside the note..bites lips not to get ahead
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ruby~{Randolph}~t 14:28:16 pm CST
yes my Jarl..thinks that Kur is the one Tarl was looking for..surrendering with the sign of a broken ax

meral{Bretval} 14:29:13 pm CST
The messenger took a big risk getting the note to Tarl

Bretval {meral} 14:29:15 pm CST
Well lets see what the note might tell Tarl....

Chapter Twenty

There on the skerry is Telima, alive and well and having been treated with honour by the Kurii. It is plain that any love she bore him is now gone, partly through jealousy over Talena and partly over that same “weakness” that caused Talena to despise him. She is, she informs him, the means to bring Tarl to the negotiating table, for the misunderstood Kurii desire peace and wish an ambassador to represent them to Priest-Kings.

The Kur leader, introduced by Telima as “Rog”, now makes his entrance, and the brand of peace he desires is evident from the large axe he brings with him. Rog explains that Tarl could not pronounce his real name, but does him the honour of uttering it in his presence, and further explains that his deeds have earned him the distinction of a formal execution. Tarl in his turn compliments Rog’s species and Rog himself for his cleverness, tactical acumen, and ability to rise to high rank in such formidable company. Then, having known better than to come unarmed to such an occasion, he hands Rog a final surprise by demonstrating that nine inches of hard-thrown Tuchuk quiva in the heart can stop even a Kur dead in its tracks. Rog is magnanimous enough to acknowledge Tarl’s own worth as he dies.

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:29:47 pm CST
My thoughts, too, mea. Lucky he wasn't killed on sight

ayli{Dak} ~chain sister to libi~ 14:30:14 pm CST
agrees mea a huge risk

sura{Austin} 14:31:28 pm CST
Likes the pleasantries before the formal confrontation lol

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:32:44 pm CST
More skullduggery by the Kur but again outmanoeuvred by Tarl

ruby~{Randolph}~t 14:33:39 pm CST
ahhh..strands of Telimas hair was tucked in the note..when Tarl orders ..take Me to the Skerry of Vars

meral{Bretval} 14:34:57 pm CST
mea had hoped the Kurii wanted peace.....mea should have known better

Bretval {meral} 14:35:09 pm CST
Agreed, Randolph... just cannot trust a Being that attacks without reason... and then claims to be peace loving

ayli{Dak} ~chain sister to libi~ 14:36:34 pm CST
ayli was hoping for peace also but seems not be in the Kurri nature

ruby~{Randolph}~t 14:37:01 pm CST
the Kurri desiring peace??...the Steel World now aware of the fact..Men can stand against the Kurii

Bretval {meral} 14:37:30 pm CST
Any other comments or thoughts to share?

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:37:34 pm CST
agrees, the Kuurri want to rule/dominate, not really interested in peace at all.

ruby~{Randolph}~t 14:39:01 pm CST
yes Master Bretval..please

Bretval {meral} 14:39:53 pm CST
speak, ruby

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:41:34 pm CST
looks at ruby

ruby~{Randolph}~t 14:42:41 pm CST
in this Chapter...Tarl places a Kur collar on Telima, binding her to the dead Kur Rog ... "the collar of a Kur Cow..chuckles...and Tarl returns the golden armlet to Telima..the one that drew Tarl north

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:45:40 pm CST
interesting ruby, a sort of payback/revenge

meral{Bretval} 14:47:26 pm CST
Tarl seems to get revenge on the women He loves

ruby~{Randolph}~t 14:47:51 pm CST
indeed my Jarl..kisses tenderly

it is also prudent to report that Tarl allowed Thorgard to live..ruby was surprised at Tarls benevolence

Bretval {meral} 14:48:20 pm CST
it does seem that way, mea

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:49:15 pm CST
yes, mea, usually associate revenge being attributed to 'a woman scorned' but Tarl also seems to fit the part.

sura{Austin} 14:49:56 pm CST
interesting ...

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:51:08 pm CST
true ruby, Tarl certainly lives by his own particular code of honour

Bretval {meral} 14:51:12 pm CST
Wwe will finish the book next week

My thanks to all the could attend and take part and of course My thanks to ruby for scribing

ayli{Dak} ~chain sister to libi~ 14:52:20 pm CST
Thank You Master Bretval for leading

thank you ruby for scribing

ruby~{Randolph}~t 14:52:22 pm CST
yes my Jarl..just like Someone else girl knows..kisses and winks

Jarl Randolph - GS Advisor - Owner of ruby~ 14:52:54 pm CST
Many thanks for leading such a good GRS, Bretval, always better the more who attend and widen the thinking.

kisses the scribe

sura{Austin} 14:52:56 pm CST
Thank You Master Bretval
thanks ruby for scribing

meral{Bretval} 14:53:23 pm CST
Thank You for leading my Master.....kiss

thank you for scribing ruby....hugs

ruby~{Randolph}~t 14:54:09 pm CST
thank You Master Bretval for leading

a true cliff Tarl tosses Telima into the boat

ruby~{Randolph}~t 14:56:04 pm CST
rolls up the scroll, binding with a red always a privledge to serve my Jarls Home

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