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13 November 2016 @ 08:11 am
Surely I've posted this?  
". . . and Izzo said to take any illegally imported horses back where they belong before someone notices."

Fean grinned. "He's just ticked because Spark can open stall doors."

"I think the problem was which stall doors he opened. Izzo wasn't planning on breeding his tiger horse, and apparently Mushy and Whipper managed to get the other two mares bred to One knows what while they were supposedly just exercising them while Xiat was preggers."

"Oh, three foals, no horses to ride next year?"

Ajha grinned. "Exactly. So take the horses away. If you’re going to start working for Urfa, you probably won’t be crossing over very often. Besides, I suspect Eldon just loaned them to you."

"Don’t bet on it. Urfa said he needed someone who was very comfortable on other Worlds. And Eldon said we could keep the stallion, he's got an excess of male horses, and they make such poor mothers when they are changed to female."

"Comet Fall is scary. You could always look into importing him legally."

"With his genetic engineering? He'd never pass."

"Oh, what was I thinking? Of course their horses are engineered. Most likely their dogs as well. Sheep, goats, cattle. I mean, they play with their own genes like there's no danger. Why not the animals as well?"

Fean patted his shoulder. "Go find a new world to explore. I'll make the Bad Horsies go away."

"I've got plenty of Worlds already, and the info teams are fighting over who gets the one that's full of buxom blondes."

Fean was still smiling when she stepped through to Embassy. As usual, the guards were blind to the trans-dimensional bubble on her wrist. With two horses and two kids inside. She warped light as she crossed the gate threshold and walked invisibly across the plaza and out into the countryside. Once alone, she got out her horse and rode. The back gates were not a well kept secret, but not many people had found the detour to where Eldon had opened a gate to the Earth he'd made his home.

Indy looked out the door of the house as she rode up, and waved. As Fean dismounted, a gaggle of children, even more than usual, galloped out of the house to meet her.

"Did you bring Newt and Eft?" They cheered as she opened a bubble and her own pair hopped out, grinning. And waving all the new vids and games.

Fean raised her voice as Indy walked up. "Ahja says I'm not allowed to keep your horses. Something about they weren't legally imported, and most likely were engineered."

"Of course they are. You don't think ordinary horses could hold shields and levitate, do you?"

"Sparkle and Shine can do that? Like the Comet Fall Cavalry horses?"

"Yep."

Fean sighed. "Now you really have to take them back. Because the scientists would just love to dissect one of them."

"Stick them in any empty stalls and come have lunch with me. I want to hear all about Granite Peak, and you can meet some of my other relatives."
 
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on November 13th, 2016 02:34 pm (UTC)
Have I posted this?
No Pam, I don't believe so. What's it from?
Ian Birchenough
matapampamuphoff on November 13th, 2016 02:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Have I posted this?
_Smuggler's Ring_. I'll have to go back and start it from the beginning. It's a post _Black Point Clan_ story that is nearly finished and will need a lot of updating for continuity.
ekuah on November 13th, 2016 04:13 pm (UTC)
I think it's new
Btw. Indy is one of the witches that got away with Eldon, right?
matapampamuphoff on November 13th, 2016 04:28 pm (UTC)
Re: I think it's new
Yes. I'm going to have to check the names carefully, and especially double-check _The Lodge in the Mountains_ for changes I've made in which witch children are whose.

Michawl DolbearMichawl Dolbear on November 15th, 2016 12:10 am (UTC)
Re: I think it's new
As to checking, the Crimson gang appear in _God of the Sun_ so you either need to check there or just copy.

Crimson 1372 (27)
Ocelot [Crimson/Inre XwXo] 1395 sp (4)
Walnut 1376 (23)
Roe [Walnut/Xen XwXwz] 1395 late fall (3)
Saiga [Walnut/Xen XwXwz]
Macaw 1380 (19)
Panther [Macaw/Xen XwXwz]
Eden ???
Alin [Eden/Rebo XwYmc] 1392 (7)
Irwun [Eden/Rebo XwYmc]

Zodiac [Jade/Damien XwYm] 1392

==
matapampamuphoff on November 15th, 2016 05:27 pm (UTC)
Re: I think it's new
Crimson first shows up in _Empire_, then the smuggling gets started in _Earth Gate_.
muirecanmuirecan on November 13th, 2016 05:01 pm (UTC)
No you haven't posted this bit. Or at least not recently. You have posted something from the timeline after this though. I remember Fean visiting with Eldon to consult about something or the other. And I do know that in that bit Eldon was mostly reformed.

On second thought it could come before this bit too. Hmm.

Edited at 2016-11-13 05:02 pm (UTC)
Michawl DolbearMichawl Dolbear on November 13th, 2016 09:24 pm (UTC)
Yep Fean and Xiat visit Incendiary and Eldon in _Black Point Clan_ over the Goat and sex-change spells that Nil retaliated with. Not Fean's first visit.

We haven't been shown how Incendiary joined Eldon. After the Dimension bomb heroing and _Nowhere Man_ ?
matapampamuphoff on November 14th, 2016 01:00 am (UTC)
After _Nowhere Man_ Eldon hunts down the gang and and offers the kids and younger adults a safe haven _if_ they will commit no crimes on that world nor raid other worlds from that one.

Incendiary is Arrow's daughter, the difficult birth on the Island when Dagger calls the Midwife. The bubble she's stashed in winds up with Eldon and company in _Castles of Air_ and is one of the herd of children in _The Lodge in the Mountains_.
(Anonymous) on November 14th, 2016 11:43 pm (UTC)
umph. You need a flowchart for all these kids. You've done a lot of the work in various lists, but it would be helpful for proofreading if there were an actual flow chart. Boxes with kids, flow from one story to another with notes about significant changes with that story. So you could see that babies born in one story end up in bubbles through two more then pop out and become actual characters in yet a fourth, while going past several divisions of "the Gang".

For example, Several characters ended up captured or dead in Embassy World. I *think* all the babies ended up in one bubble or another and through a gate, with some ending up through different gates than their parents. Immediate stories after Embassy show some groups becoming more lawful than others.

But, to begin with all the characters that form the gang....
Did all the original (Whores de Combat) form from Jade + Teri + the concubines from Xen's year in the military rotation? I know I've read those stories at least three times each, but... I still get confused.

Darqref