Accurate Account of Therenborough Events
(Therenborough, Therengia: 20 Akroeg 357)
Well, while Meanne’s description of what has been going on is certainly colorful, it’s not exactly accurate.
First, the ball was not the Baron’s idea, it was Lady Juliane’s idea. House Hedeon is richer than House Thistlebriar, not "pressed for money." Juliane wanted to tear down the gate to make Therenborough pretty, and Torsten said that it would make the city defenseless. It had nothing to do with ancient customs.
Yes, the customs of nobility are much different than the customs of non-nobility. That’s not really in question. It’s a different class, a different life. I find it laughable that you call him a baby, Meanne, when you began by threatening his life, biting him, then "We spilled wine on them. Food. Sneezed on them. Wiped our dirty fingers in their hair. Wiped our noses off on their shoulders." Who was the baby?
I don’t think it is anyone else’s business how someone punishes their child. If someone’s child does something wrong, that person has the right to send said child to their room. You find this to be boarlike?
Torsten and Damerron both were cruel to their servants. The servants were treated like (excuse me while I gasp) servants! And you, as you yourself admitted, acted like an animal, disrupting the ball. Have fun, Meanne?
Galya is free willed. If you had truly bothered to speak with her and try to understand her, you’d see that. Valkrin and Galya both obey Torsten because he is the head of the House. That is the way things work when you are dealing with nobility. The head of the House provides security, food, clothing, and his children obey him.
Next… you *bite* one of the two Lords of Therenborough, and what… do you expect him to smile and pat you on the head? You started that fight, as you yourself said, ("I picked a fight. I wanted to see how far I could push Torsten.") "Of all things"? Why don’t you learn to try not to attack people without provocation, hmm?
And, again, sending a child to their room is *not* "heavy discipline."
Meanne, you attack the man, do repulsive things at a ball, and then sit on the Baron’s Throne? You’re lucky you don’t get executed.