Guiyang - Zhao Fan's Audience Hall

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Re: Guiyang - Zhao Fan's Audience Hall

Postby Anoriand » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:05 pm

It was an otherwise unassuming day as Liu Quan arrived at the Audience Hall of Zhao Fan. He held a letter in his hand as he rode up, discounting from his horse as he approached the guards and walking up. He spoke as he approached them.

"Hello, my name is Liu Quan and I have been sent a letter by Lord Zhao Fan. He asked me to come as he had a proposal... And that's almost entirely what he said. Is he free?"

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Re: Guiyang - Zhao Fan's Audience Hall

Postby Zhao Fan » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:10 pm

The guard nodded, not seeming to be much for words.

The guest was escorted to a room where Zhao Fan waited. He was announced and Fan rose to greet him.

"Welcome to Guiyang, would you like some refreshments?"

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Postby Anoriand » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:21 pm

Quan nodded to the man, bowing as he entered and removing his helmet. He placed it under his arm as he approached, smiling and speaking.

"Well met, My Lord. And yes, I'd love some. I've been travelling for a bit now, and anything is good as long as it isn't dried meat." Quan gave a sheepish grin and a small chortle before continuing.

"So, not to try and cut through small talk, but I Mus say I was surprised by your letter, My Lord. I may have done some leading of small battalions during the Rebellion, but I'm not exactly a general of note so I'm not perfectly sure as to what proposal you have for me. That said... I will admit it's always interesting when a man in power asks for your ear, and I'd be a fool to not listen."

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Re: Guiyang - Zhao Fan's Audience Hall

Postby Naxr » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:28 pm

Yu Daoshi approached the audience hall of Zhao Fan. Seeing the guards, she walked over to them.

"Hello, I am Yu Daoshi. I received a letter from Lord Zhao Fan and have come in response. Might I request an audience?" She holds out the letter if they wish to inspect it.

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Re: Guiyang - Zhao Fan's Audience Hall

Postby Zhao Fan » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:45 am

Anoriand wrote:Quan nodded to the man, bowing as he entered and removing his helmet. He placed it under his arm as he approached, smiling and speaking.

"Well met, My Lord. And yes, I'd love some. I've been travelling for a bit now, and anything is good as long as it isn't dried meat." Quan gave a sheepish grin and a small chortle before continuing.

"So, not to try and cut through small talk, but I Mus say I was surprised by your letter, My Lord. I may have done some leading of small battalions during the Rebellion, but I'm not exactly a general of note so I'm not perfectly sure as to what proposal you have for me. That said... I will admit it's always interesting when a man in power asks for your ear, and I'd be a fool to not listen."


Fan nodded.

"Jing finds herself in a unique position. There is a power struggle happening between the four lords here in the south. Resources are scarce but men of ambition are not. I have heard that of you, if I was wrong it only cost me some time and conversation. If I am right, I am willing to back you in an attempt to secure a village and lead it. All you have to do is align yourself with me."

Satisfied, Fan let the attendants spread out food and drinks.

Naxr wrote:Yu Daoshi approached the audience hall of Zhao Fan. Seeing the guards, she walked over to them.

"Hello, I am Yu Daoshi. I received a letter from Lord Zhao Fan and have come in response. Might I request an audience?" She holds out the letter if they wish to inspect it.


The guards nodded, leading her to Fan who was eating. He stopped and motioned her in, once introduced he dismissed her escort.

"Welcome! Please, are you hungry? Thirsty?"

He seemed in a good mood today.

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Re: Guiyang - Zhao Fan's Audience Hall

Postby Anoriand » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:05 am

Quan absentmindedly picked up a piece of fruit and took a bite, keeping and eye on Zhao Fan as he spoke. When he finished, Quan finished chewing. He paused for a moment before he spoke.

"My Lord... when I served before, against the Yellow Turbans, I had a small battalion that I led. We called ourselves the Steel Wall, because we used our spears and shields to make sure that we all survived. The men I lead still thank me for choosing to win with as many of us alive as they could as opposed to focusing on killing as many as possible. They pledged themselves to me, and told me if I ever wish to rise to a new place, they'd follow me." Quan then produced a small silver pendant with a tiger engraved upon it.

"This was given to me by my father. My family lineage has been made up of warriors and officers. I always doubted whether I could be a true leader... a true hero... but, then, I guess I never gave myself a chance. If a man like you, a man in power, can put his faith in me... I guess I owe it to myself to try, eh?" Quan then took his left hand and slammed it on his chest, standing at attention.

"Lord Fan, if I have your backing, I will try. And as repayment of your faith, my blade is yours should you need it." He dropped his hand and then grinned some before finishing.

"Though, to be fair, I suppose there are still some questions left to answer, eh?"

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Re: Guiyang - Zhao Fan's Audience Hall

Postby Zhao Fan » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:46 pm

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"Not for me there isn't. I will have 100 soldiers ready for you come march, use them as you see fit to gain a seat of power. I have a good feeling about this!"

Fan scratched his chin and was nodding as if proud of himself.

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Re: Guiyang - Zhao Fan's Audience Hall

Postby Anoriand » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:46 pm

Quan had to lift his eyebrows at the statement made. 100 men was no small deal, and he knew this was a great gesture of faith in his abilities.

"To be honest, the only question I had left was what kind of support you would provide, and now I am beginning to understand. 100 men is no small service... I swear, Lord, I will live up to your beliefs. The only thing I have left to ask is what, if anything, I can do to assist you and pay you back, outside of being ready to march alongside your banner in time of need."

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Re: Guiyang - Zhao Fan's Audience Hall

Postby Naxr » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:35 am

The guards nodded, leading her to Fan who was eating. He stopped and motioned her in, once introduced he dismissed her escort.

"Welcome! Please, are you hungry? Thirsty?"

He seemed in a good mood today.


Daoshi bowed as appropriate to Lord Zhao Fan. "I appreciate your willingness to meet with me in the middle of your meal. If it is not too much trouble it would be an honor to eat with you."

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Re: Guiyang - Zhao Fan's Audience Hall

Postby Zhao Fan » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:24 am

Anoriand wrote:Quan had to lift his eyebrows at the statement made. 100 men was no small deal, and he knew this was a great gesture of faith in his abilities.

"To be honest, the only question I had left was what kind of support you would provide, and now I am beginning to understand. 100 men is no small service... I swear, Lord, I will live up to your beliefs. The only thing I have left to ask is what, if anything, I can do to assist you and pay you back, outside of being ready to march alongside your banner in time of need."


Fan nodded.

"I just need you to grow my influence in this province! We shall do great things together!"

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The guards nodded, leading her to Fan who was eating. He stopped and motioned her in, once introduced he dismissed her escort.

"Welcome! Please, are you hungry? Thirsty?"

He seemed in a good mood today.


Daoshi bowed as appropriate to Lord Zhao Fan. "I appreciate your willingness to meet with me in the middle of your meal. If it is not too much trouble it would be an honor to eat with you."


"Of course not, sit, join!"

He was done rather quickly after but waited for his guest to finish.


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