Hearing the bustle starting in the house, Tyrects walks in from the gardens. He nods to those who look up, and looks over the offered food.
Terrence, meanwhile, has been crowding the far door and entertaining the servants at one end of the drawing room with Gohjyrah, his new hammer-wielding lizard puppet, and another new puppet, this one a spider with the head and torso of a woman. He is alternating between making them fight each other violently, then having them kiss each other. For his big finish, Terrence drinks a cup of coffee while the puppets sing a duet about how much fun it is to fight.
Flynn eyes the lizard puppet. "Tyrects, I feel I should be concerned on your behalf." He shakes his head with a mouth full of cheese.
"If you mean the puppet, the Loud One makes noise. That is his nature. If that’s not what worries you, and instead you are worried that you might hurt me when we spar after you eat, you should be even less worried, Master Scar."
Flynn waves a piece of ham at the puppets before popping it into his mouth.
“Did it really happen like that? Did the lizard man kiss the spider woman?” an eager servant asks Terrence.
“Well, that's the vibe I was getting,” Terrence replies. “There was a lot of tension there, if you catch my meaning. Anyway, he's here, so I'd better grab some of that ham now if there's to be any hope for me.”
In a dangerous political climate, several expeditions are made to the infamous Wilds in hopes of expanding the country, Urbane, and avoiding an all out civil war. But, when the lord in charge of the excursions is almost assassinated, tensions increase and put new pressures on the brave explorers.