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The Marquis: Origins - Chapter 7 - On the Monkeys' Secret Service

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The Marquis: Origins - Chapter 7 - On the Monkeys' Secret Service

The story so far:

Chapter 1 - The Interrogation
Chapter 2 - Early Days
Chapter 3 - The First Mate
Chapter 4 - The Storm
Chapter 5 - The Poker Game
Chapter 6 - Dancing with the Marquis
Chapter 7 - On the MSS (you are here)

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Interrogator: Is it true that the Marquis is also part of a secret organisation?

Lady Bonny: Well, he is said to have joined an intelligence organisation, but that may just be rumours. 
     
I cannot really say anything about that. I have never seen him do anything strange in Oleon.

Voiceover: But who knows what might have happened on a dark night in Pontelli?

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The Marquis is just leaving a tavern to go home.

But – despite the late hour - the street is not empty.

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The Marquis suddenly finds himself approached by a dark figure wearing a cloak.

Dark Figure: Would you like to buy an A?

Marquis (looks like he would say: "An A?")

Dark Figure: Shhhhh!!!! Don't spread it around, everyone will want one!

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Dark Figure: Well, that was just a distraction. Actually, I wanted to talk with you about something else.

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Dark Figure: Your services could be of great help. You see, I am part of an organization that could use your talents. And we are powerful.

Marquis (waits)

Dark Figure: Let me demonstrate, what we can do. (He whistles and a dog appears)

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Dark Figure: See? We can call animals to support us.

Marquis (looks unconvinced)

Dark Figure:    Ok, with dogs it looks obviously looks too easy. But wait!

(Stretching his left arm out, whistling again, but differently this time)

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After a brief moment a seagull suddenly lands on his hand.

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Marquis (is impressed)

Dark Figure: Ok, now I can see that you want to hear more. We are the Monkey Society.
   And the Monkey Society wants you!

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Marquis (pauses, then nods)

Dark Figure: Splendid. I will be your main contact. You will receive more information at the headquarters in some time.

       You are not much of a talker?

Marquis (nods)

Dark Figure: We will see to that and you will receive some language training. But in the meantime, let me give you this.

Marquis (looks confused)

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Dark Figure: Yes, a trumpet. Use it in case of emergency.
    And you will be helped.

Marquis (looks quizzical, but takes the trumpet)

   (and keeps looking quizzical)

Dark Figure: I understand, that you want something to help you practice your control over animals?

Marquis (nods)

Dark Figure: Well, this is for starting with Level 0:

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Dark Figure: You will hear from us (disappears)

(to be continued)

Spoiler

There are actually two squirrels in the scene: there is a black one to the very right

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And if the story makes you (initially) think of Sesame Street, then everything is ok :pir_laugh2:

 

Edited by Captain Braunsfeld

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A secret organization sounds interesting. With the tulip plantation they made a lot of profit for a short time.

I like the buildings, especially the one on the right. The black squirrel is not immediately visible.

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5 minutes ago, NOD said:

A secret organization sounds interesting. With the tulip plantation they made a lot of profit for a short time.

 

I like the buildings, especially the one on the right. The black squirrel is not immediately visible.

 

Thanks. The building in the middle is a modification of a "pirate of the carribean" building. The other two are from the medieval market set. :pir-grin:

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Is this a secret society of prop-comics?!? :pir_laugh2: Good stuff and hilarious title. I am embarrassed to admit, I thought the 'A line' was a reference to the game show 'Wheel of Furtune' and its, appearantly, immortal hosts.

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10 hours ago, Jeff of Clubs said:

Is this a secret society of prop-comics?!? :pir_laugh2: Good stuff and hilarious title. I am embarrassed to admit, I thought the 'A line' was a reference to the game show 'Wheel of Furtune' and its, appearantly, immortal hosts.

"Wheel of Fortune"???  I thought you were younger than me! And that was something that the older generation used to watch :pir_laugh2:

Now, what I would watch is this:

and this is what I was trying to allude to.

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Nice build and hilarious story! Although not super elaborate, the line of buildings works very well for shaping the city. I’m looking forward to seeing the developments… will we finally understand the aims of this mysterious organisation? :pir_tong2:

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1 hour ago, Keymonus said:

Nice build and hilarious story! Although not super elaborate, the line of buildings works very well for shaping the city. I’m looking forward to seeing the developments… will we finally understand the aims of this mysterious organisation? :pir_tong2:

Thanks. Well the focus is on the story and not on the builds ... :pir-grin:

And as to the Monkey Society - some of their activities are already known. But whether humans will understand? I don't know :pir-laugh:

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Is the Marquis going to learn to talk?!?

Great job making the pictures look dark, it really adds to the story feel.

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21 hours ago, Kai NRG said:

Is the Marquis going to learn to talk?!?

Well, so far I have explained, why he can
- sail
- play poker
- call himself a marquis, etc.

There have been scenes, where he has been talking. So some training must have taken place. :pir-grin:

21 hours ago, Kai NRG said:

Great job making the pictures look dark, it really adds to the story feel.

It is the first time I have tried this. And white is actually a bit cumbersome. 

Plus: The tavern was supposed to be lit. There is a torchlight inside - but it did not come across at all. :pir_wacko:

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