Monday, April 28, 2008

Pointless Question #22

You're the king of a sprawling nation threatened by the darkest of all evils, whose name cannot be uttered. You took a fifteen year old who killed a slime to your throne room, hand him a rusty sword and some padded armor and ask him to slay the fiend. He runs screaming, leaving behind a trail of urine.

What did you expect?

5 comments:

Firewalk said...

The kid then run off screaming, at which case I can [i]refuse[/i] to let him save the kingdom, and he'll stubbornly do it just to rub it in.

And hey, those 12-year old rat stabbers with breadknives are just falling over themselves to do little jobs for XP. As policies go, it's even better than conscription, and easier to implement.

Bourgeois_Rage said...

The Parliament has cut your military budget again?

Stogoe said...

Hell, you've got a million rusty swords. There's bound to be one Hero of Time trapped in a 15-year-old's body somewhere in the kingdom, and it's a damn sight cheaper than actually building an effective military.

Brendan said...

Well, what did *you* expect? What kind of bedtime stories do you think kings grow up on? Sensible military policy? *WRONG* We grew up on tales of derring-do done by right-place-right-time heroes. The kid had the look, the 'tude, the whole package. Not *my* fault he could barely lift the sword I gave him.

Tom Foss said...

Most of the kids don't run fast enough to get away. The slow ones keep the nameless evil well-fed and lazy, so I don't have to waste my guards and soldiers on useless attacks. This kid's got potential; recruit him into the military, or at least the messenger program, and send one of the more portly boys in to placate the incomprehensible one.