The Many Thrones of the To-Be-Emperor of China - Meng Jun

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The Many Thrones of the To-Be-Emperor of China - Meng Jun

Postby TheSoupStar » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:44 pm

Two of the most major cities in China had been brought under the rule of Meng Jun. BeiPing, previously ruled by the fierce warrior Lu Bu, had fallen before the massive armies Meng controlled, headed by the renowned commander Chen Ping. BoHai was previously controlled by Lin Siniang, a woman Meng worked with extensively - for a price, of course.

Both cities, as well as many of the surrounding villages and towns, now flew his banners, hosting large numbers of militiamen who had been placed in their garrisons. With his ally Lin Siniang in control of the city of Dai, Meng had been forced to turn his eyes Southwards. A great war was on the horizon, and Meng knew he had to prepare.

Meng spent the September preparing for a multi-fronted war. He traveled to his forward fronts in BoHai, riding his old steed - Patches - given to him by one of his oldest allies, Liu Jian. Seeing over the training, he had ten great officers hired, and placed in BoHai. He named them as his Reserve Guard, to wait in the city to defend against whomever may attack. Promoting his previous defenders, his Bulwarks, and personally traveling with his previous army, Meng prepared for war.

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Re: The Many Thrones of the To-Be-Emperor of China - Meng Jun

Postby TheBlueDude7 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:21 pm

A small coterie of 1500 men approach the city of Bohai, who seemed to be a bit tired. The men were exhausted after various battles and sieges, with the latest one at Ye. The past year had been a rough one for Tsong Ding, and he seemed to have traveled nearly the entirety of China. The men were stopping by Bohai before continuing on to their next destination.
The hooded figures of Tsong Ding, Tsong Gui, and Qin Xingzao approached the gates of Bohai cautiously.
“Tell me, why are we here again? The last time we saw Meng Jun he used us and hid in a pocket in Northwest China. Why are we approaching him?” said Tsong Gui.
"As of now, it is detrimental to us if we have enemies of Meng Jun and Shang Bo. After our betrayal of the wicked serpents, he is attempting to hunt us down ruthlessly. Some friendship would be nice. I am willing to forgive and forget."
"That doesn't really explain why we are here, however." piped up Qin. "What is our goal here?"
"An offering of peace, I could say." stated Tsong Ding.
The men laid down an assortment of dried meats, Tsong Ding's specialty herbal medicine, and assorted flowers from the corners of China. Among these gifts lay a note:
Greetings, Meng Jun.
The last time we met appeared to be around a year and a half ago. Since then, you have risen to be quite powerful indeed. Congratulations!
There has been some bad blood between us for a long time. I offer these trinkets as a sign of reconciliation.
Sincerely, Tsong Ding.

"You really think he's going to eat those? I heard old Meng's really paranoid nowadays."
"He'll use testers first, to be sure. But hopefully he'll enjoy them afterwards."
If nobody attempts to meet or stop them, Tsong Ding and his men move onward to their next destination.

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Re: The Many Thrones of the To-Be-Emperor of China - Meng Jun

Postby TheSoupStar » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:05 pm

Meng, who had just returned to BoHai after the attacks on Hu Jintao he had fallen back from, after much contemplation. Hoping to have a brief respite, he heard that the hooded figure Tsong Ding had - for the first time in many months - reached out to him. He quickly made himself presentable and walked out to the audience hall of his luxurious palace in BoHai. Having not yet spent much time here, there were little uniquenesses to the building he had not yet taken note of. Small cracks along certain walls and pillars, little embellishments in colors here and there. He prefered BeiPing. Meng ordered several of his officers to go get Tsong Ding, his own officers, and his treats. Should Tsong Ding allow it, he will be escorted in by an armed and alert set of guards, into the audience hall where more guards waited, watching to make sure no assassination would be attempted.

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Re: The Many Thrones of the To-Be-Emperor of China - Meng Jun

Postby TheBlueDude7 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:04 pm

As Tsong Ding and his men venture away from the walls, the gate opens revealing armed guards approaching him with the offer.
Tsong Ding will accept if he is allowed to bring Tsong Gui, Tsong Wei, and Qin Xingzao with him - for added security. Meng Jun isn't the only one afraid of assassination, after all.

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Re: The Many Thrones of the To-Be-Emperor of China - Meng Jun

Postby TheSoupStar » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:38 pm

Tsong Ding is brought through the city to the audience hall, allowed to bring his officers as well. The city seems to be well off and in good condition, but the seeming wealth of all the inhabitants suggests that perhaps the poor have just been moved far from the main roads, to make the city seem richer than it really is. Regardless of the state of the city overall, the palace at the center was magnificent, and extremely large. Meng Jun had enormous banners hanging in the front, along with many guards, and even more armed soldiers than normal as Meng's two armies had just returned from the battles that almost occured in Anping and Qinghe. Yet even just having returned, they seemed to be preparing to march once again.

Tsong Ding was led through the streets, without a word being spoken from any of the officers escorting him ever since they initially asked him to come meet with Meng Jun. One of the soldiers ran ahead with Tsong Ding's offerings in hand ahead of them as they reached the gate. Tsong Ding would be shown into the building and into the audience hall where Meng Jun was sitting in his throne.

"What did they taste like?" Meng Jun could be heard, towards someone next to his throne. "Fa, when I asked you to take them I didn't expect you to eat them all. At least tell me what they taste like, I need Tsong Ding to think I tried his tre-" Meng Jun noticed that Tsong Ding had entered and stopped speaking. He glared at Fa, turned back, and spoke up again, much louder this time. "Ah! Tsong Ding. Pardon the guards, I'm admittedly a bit paranoid, especially given how our last collaboration ended, with you losing all of your followers on my behalf, and everything. Thank you for the treats, they tasted..." Meng looked slowly back at Fa, who was licking his fingers grossly, spit mysteriously flying everywhere against all laws of nature. Gross, as Fa as always was. Meng sighed. "...Quite delicious! I thank you generously. Now, why is it that you should be visiting me with gifts?"

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Re: The Many Thrones of the To-Be-Emperor of China - Meng Jun

Postby TheBlueDude7 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:07 pm

As Tsong Ding approached the guarded Meng Jun, he bowed and extended his head to the ground, with his followers doing the same. As they stood up Qin Xingzao whispered to Tsong Ding,
"Well, old Meng clearly didn't eat the meat - his pet pig seemed to have eaten it all. A real shame," gesturing to the beast of a man scattering crumbs all over the floor.
The comment was quickly ignored by Tsong Ding who replied with,
"Thank you for the compliments. Meng Jun, how do you do? I have been lately been around China and have visited your newest palace at Bohai. Of course, I still remember Xuantu."
Tsong Ding paused for a second, before continuing
"I have not fully forgiven you for that incident, no. But, it appears we could both gain by letting the matter fall. Once this conflict in China is over, I intend to address the issue and some sort of recuperation."
Qin Xingzao shifted a bit at that statement, nervously looking around at the armed guards, his usual confident and happy demeanor turning to a frightful one.
"There is no real reason for my visit - my coterie was simply passing by and I thought now would be a good time to make amends."
Tsong Ding rolled back his sleeves to show a lack of concealed weapons, then extended his hand to Meng Jun - he attempted to anyway, but there was a row of guards standing between his arm and Jun.


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