Damn you, Killed In A Smiling Accident. I really need to stop drinking beverages whilst checking out their mega-posts, as Melmoth has once again caused me to expel coffee through my nose with laughter” –
““Blood spatter results back from the lab yet?”
“It’s weird, although there are clear indications that the victim was attacked with some sort of bladed weapon we couldn’t find any blood. Anywhere.”
“Damn it! Not much to go on. What about the neighbours?”
“Neighbours aren’t talking, guv. At least, not until we’ve given them three hundred and forty seven wolf paws, or one hundred and seventy four slightly better warg paws.”
“Johnson, get to work on that; we’ve got a reputation to maintain.”
“Right you are, boss.”
“Okay they weren’t much for dressing, but did you find anything on the body?”
“Yes guv, a couple of bits and pieces: one hundred and twelve glass bottles containing sundry potions, four broadswords, an axe, a dagger, a tower shield, a crossbow and six hundred bolts, eleven hundred feet of rope, fourteen boar spleens, twenty six goblin toes, a dress, three chainmail shirts, ten recipes, a pet badger in a cage, two horses, seventeen different barbequed foodstuffs, a quarter tonne of iron ore, a garden statue, a bearskin rug, a lute and a map.”
“Nothing out of the ordinary there.”
KIASA are reaching Penny Arcade or Zero Punctuation levels of brilliance with some of their satire these days, skewering the various wierdnesses and idiosycrasies of the MMO genre with laser-like aim. If you read nothing else today, make time to read this post.
But make damn sure you aren’t drinking coffee whilst you do it.
Quote taken directly and in great profusion from Melmoth’s post” .
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