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Sep 29, 2022 3:54 AM
you look trustworthy, let's create some tokens of ultimate power together
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She does.

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Then it's time for Political Theory: Outside The Palace edition.

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There's...

A lot.

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Organizing and directing people, it turns out, is a complicated problem. At least if you want the solution to be robust in as many as several cases.

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Tiny smile.

"And there's so many ways it's occurred to people to try."

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"It's important to a lot of people that it does get solved."

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"But then people don't agree on the problem, or the desired end state..."

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"Lots of obstacles."

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"Yes. And some solutions cause more problems than they solve..."

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"It's almost a circular paradox."

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Nod.

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"The guilds in this city seem to mostly work. Multiple independent hierarchies, with a council at the top ensuring everyone is aware of each others' actions."

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"A lot of the members being immortal probably helps that, though."

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"Almost certainly. But we do not age and die in a day ourselves."

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"True enough."

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"So there's probably some lessons we can take. And I'd imagine that some petty interpersonal grudges would only grow over that kind of time."

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"We can ask about what trials and tribulations they've hit, too."

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"After we make contact."

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"Sure."

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"Do you have any plans for that, now that we're in the city?"

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"Don't know if our covers have an excuse to approach any of the guilds, especially their leaders..."

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"We could play tourist some. See how receptive they are to outsiders."

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"Good idea."

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"Then it's a date."

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Giggle kiss!

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