Thursday, 17 April 2014

President Fred's Funeral - part 4 - grave news

By now the hearse was entering the churchyard - the latter lined by numerous armed representatives of the various factions.  What could go wrong?  At around this time, Captain D'eath had been making a nuisance of himself by successfully arguing that several parties from LADA deserted.  Tempers within LADA were not improved when their drive to identify Freddist loyalists in the crowd came to nought.  Indeed several mourners later reported being accosted by suspicious gentlemen with heavy Spanish accents asking about their political leanings....
The streets of downtown Ph'tang City were rather crowded!
A late moment of tension occurred when this LADA BTR-152 crashed through the wall of the churchyard.  But still there was no gunfire....
This turn's arguments were as follows:
While Captain D'eath was being interviewed on live TV by Roger Mellie, LADA argued that the interview went badly resulting in a further argument from D'eath where he shot Mellie in the head on live TV!  Oh, the drama!  Meanwhile, Comrade W escorted Mrs F into church - could this be a new power partnership?
The final analysis (it's too scientific to explain) revealed Mrs F to be the overall winner, having achieved all of her objectives.  So no doubt we've not seen the last of her.  And who will take over from Roger Mellie?  Could it be Ph'tang's answer to Jerry Springer - Captain D'eath?
In conclusion - a great game, made so by four imaginative players and their hats.
The none too grief stricken mourners.  From left - Captain D, Mrs F, Comrade W, Colonel Incognito.


Stephen Thomas said...

Encore! Encore!!

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Thomas
What - you want him buried again?

Don M said...

They buried the wrong's all an evil ruse !!!

Fred's Not Dead, Fred's Not Dead!

Tim Gow said...

Don M
It's over Don. Let it go.

Archduke Piccolo said...

'Grave news' from a funeral... LOL.
But it is remarkable that the contending factions successfully negotiated a tricky and tense situation to its end without resort to violence - well: not much.

One hopes in vain, by the look, for as much sense from the situation in the Ukraine, complex and obscure though it be.

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
Despite the (relative) lack of mindless violence it was a great game. As it happens, a couple of weeks previously we did try a game about Crimea.......

Don M said...

But I've already had the T shirts
and posters run up....)

Arthur said...


Great narrative.

Not having a bloodbath is a bit anti-climatic and definitely not authentic African.

Also no gold or dollars mysteriously disappearing?

Oh well, blame it on that evil Western influence.


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

As Darwin I am sure said "The Female of the Species is more dangerous than the Male"

Ergo, we have proof positive

Well played ;)

Tim Gow said...

I'm sure we've not seen the last of Ph'tang!

Tim Gow said...

Never a truer word!