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Perrozi Seadog, Chapter 1 [Jan. 26th, 2006|04:04 am]
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Chapter 1: Waterfront Pup

Sitting on the docks of Malgrave, the capitol of Kasuria, a slender fuzzy terrier lad named Perrozi ate fish soup. It was what he ate every day, but he would never complain. The sun bathed everything in faintly golden warmth. He was a rag-clad orphan and if he were not a fisher-furre, he would very likely have starved on the vegetable foods the poor could acquire.

Because he was a canine, it was assumed Perrozi's true father had probably been a man of wealth. His mother was a squirrel.

Perrozi's mother had owned a small houseboat. When she died, it had been claimed as property by her brother Alfron (also a squirrel). Everybody knew Perrozi was her son but without a marriage record in the Pala Mestra, each town's Hall of Memory, he was not entitled to any inheritance. Because Perrozi was a bastard, Alfron refused to help him in any way.

So, Perrozi worked from dawn to dusk for one fisherman or another, cleaning fish with his one remaining possession: a long sharp knife with a pearly handle. In exchange, he was welcome to supper on several different ships. He wasn't paid a penny but as a sort of honorary crew member, he was entitled to protection from the bullies that typically prowl about a harbor.

Several sailors walked by, some rabbits and mice and a short powerful boar. Cats disdained this sort of work. Here in Malgrave, more than elsewhere in Kasuria, one's status tended to relate to species. At the top were the nobles, who were mainly predators. At the bottom were the vegetable-eating peasants. Two of the King's later wives were from poor families, and this had made King Constantine well-loved by the commoners. It was well-known that the youngest had been an oyster seller.

The terrier lad finished his meal and walked aboard Mayona's Gull. Several sailors nodded hello as he headed for his bed: the little skiff hanging between a mast and a sturdy post that jutted from the deck. Beneath the skiff's canvas tarp cover, a dozen pillow-like buoys on long tethers were kept around for floatation should the ship ever capsize. They were filled with milkweed down, and in the meantime, they made a comfortable bed. He settled down for a well-deserved rest.

It seemed to Perrozi that he had just closed his eyes when he had to open them again. The air was icy-cold, the sky overhead black and full of stars. A large figure wearing loose clothes, a broad hat and a kerchief about its muzzle was holding the tarp. In its right paw it held a clean cutlass with a shiny round handguard that glinted in the dark. It hissed, "Sit up but stay silent," to Perrozi. Shivering in his linen clothes and curly fur, Perrozi did so. The stranger looked to be some sort of canine with short sleek black fur and long legs. "Nod if you want to claim your father's legacy."

The young terrier nodded. The tall furre in hat and bandit's kerchief stepped forwards to close the distance. Before Perrozi knew what was happening, the handguard of the cutlass met the side of his head. He was unconscious before he could be aware of any pain...

Continued in: http://talzhemir1.livejournal.com/37400.html
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[User Picture]From: shin_kudo
2006-01-26 02:50 pm (UTC)

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awww :x nice story!
[User Picture]From: godzuki
2006-01-26 07:21 pm (UTC)

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Bravo..ill be watching this one.

Ive just started rping on a new web board, featuring steampunk setting with anthro dinosaurs, Hmm.. its worth looking at for the cracking artwork they have there from some great artists, but if you fancy playing t'would be cool, check it out anyways!

http://panthalassia.proboards84.com/index.cgi
[User Picture]From: nowah
2006-01-27 07:36 am (UTC)

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omg that was the best
From: talzhemir1
2006-01-27 08:31 am (UTC)

Thank you!

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I'm glad you enjoyed it, mateys!
From: (Anonymous)
2006-02-07 09:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Thank you!

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that was great
From: lunarlapine
2006-02-07 09:06 pm (UTC)

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A great start! :)
From: (Anonymous)
2006-02-07 09:05 pm (UTC)

people

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we r people of the union and we r kool under jeesus
From: (Anonymous)
2006-02-07 09:08 pm (UTC)

Nice!

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Ooough~ Can't wait to see some more in the future!
From: (Anonymous)
2006-02-07 09:10 pm (UTC)

people

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for the people of furcadia sorcerer of dark magic loves u all and wisper him freely please
[User Picture]From: wolfyttwisted
2006-02-07 09:15 pm (UTC)

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Keep it up!
*long time Furc addict*
From: (Anonymous)
2006-02-07 09:16 pm (UTC)

Eh, Tis me Ewickly.

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Very interesting story. I must read a second chapter. ):
From: (Anonymous)
2006-02-13 05:20 pm (UTC)

:O

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gosh..talz this is amazing i couldnt never write something like that. 10/10 for all your work ^^
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-02-22 10:53 am (UTC)

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Someone with that kind of comments isnt even taken seriously.

Nice work Talz!
Would love to see more!

- Kay teck
From: (Anonymous)
2006-02-22 08:18 pm (UTC)

Wow

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I'm Stargem. And Wow, this story is amazing. I can't wait for you to add more. =D
From: (Anonymous)
2006-02-22 08:20 pm (UTC)

Nice job!

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I need to read the next chapter! 'Tis awesome, Talzhemir. =D
From: cinder_bear
2006-02-23 06:27 am (UTC)

Enjoyed

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I have been reading your story, it is very enjoyable. Keep up the good work, hope to see more.