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Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:07 am
by Mr. Handy
"Excellent," said Akana picking out a choice cut of mutton from the ice room and selecting some small jars from the pantry. "Sheep are the same, whether in Egypt or Rome. The secret is in the spices."

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:42 am
by Ritterton
"Spices...what would you need to use? Can I even find such things?" Artemis' voice carried a level of fascination. "Have you lived here in the Villa long? "

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:17 am
by Mr. Handy
"A few years, as I said," replied Akana. "I'm sure you can find anything you need while you're in Rome. Many Egyptian foodstuffs are imported here, including spices. Half of what you eat in Rome is probably from Egypt, and you never even knew it. The best things will be expensive, of course. Let's see...in addition to salt and pepper, we'll need cumin and coriander. Fortunately, the Senator keeps his kitchen well stocked with Egyptian spices." She finished picking out the spice jars and returned to the hearth, where the fire was now roaring.

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:38 am
by Ritterton
Artemis watched and smelled the spices that Akana picked out for the meat. "salt, pepper, cumin and coriander," he whispered aloud a couple of times ensuring that he could remember what he would try to buy in the market before he left Rome for home. He smiled at Akana as he watched what she did.

[color=#4000BF]"Hopefully, I can remember this. It's been an amazing day, having met the Queen, Caesar and now two Senators. Truly an amazing day for a simple soldier."[/color]

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:29 am
by Mr. Handy
"You are most fortunate indeed to have met my Queen and Caesar both," said Akana as she sprinkled spices on the meat while it cooked. "Had Senator Scaevola not purchased me, I doubt I ever would have met any esteemed personages. Now I live in luxury. You mentioned two Senators. I know you have met my master, but which other Senator did you meet today?"

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:41 am
by Ritterton
"Ironically, someone for who I served and in effect was one of my masters in the Army. Senator Germanicus, very nice to this old veteran and offered to help with a petition my community has regarding being named an official colonial town of the Republic. I am suppose to meet him tomorrow after the festivities, I think that is what his servant said." Artemis smiled and watched how the spices were handled and then used.

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:51 am
by Mr. Handy
"Ah, yes," said Akana. "He and my master are rivals, but they both love and serve the Republic." She noticed Artemis's attention to her cooking. "It is best not to overdo the spices. Often, just a hint will suffice."

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:03 am
by Ritterton
"Rivals, I thought that the Senate was much more friendly than I am learning it actually is." Artemis shook his head in bewilderment. "Well, the games and celebrations may be a happy time that brings everyone together. With the way my luck has been, I might even get to meet Caesar."

Artemis laughed.

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:59 am
by Mr. Handy
"I thought you said you had already met him," said Akana. "Still, you may see him again at the games tomorrow. My master says the famous ex-gladiator Aricus Callidus Gladio will fight in them. I am sure Caesar will be in attendance, as he will not want to miss that. As for the Senate, politics can be complicated. Senator Scaevola says that friends can become enemies overnight, and enemies can become friends. He and Senator Germanicus are rivals, yes, but they are friendly rivals, and they work together for the sake of Rome even if they sometimes take opposite sides in a debate."

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:07 pm
by Ritterton
"I suspect that the situation with Caesar will have all of Rome choosing sides. But he has always ensured that the veterans and the legions are fed." Artemis started to smell the spice and b the meat. His mouth watered and his face showed his anticipation.

"will you be going to the celebrations tomorrow Ankara? An old vet lime me could always use a guide. He grinned and winked at the woman.

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:10 am
by Mr. Handy
"I shall be accompanying the Senator to the games, yes," said Akana as she finished cooking the mutton. Then she took a large knife and expertly sliced it, serving it on two plates, one for each of them. It smelled delicious. "It is done."

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:20 am
by Ritterton
Artemis looked at the plate of the spiced mutton and took a deep smell of the delicious scent. He took a slice in his fingers and tasted the roasted meat. The spices and the meat were amazing, something of the likes he had never before had. His face lit up in delight and when he finished the first piece, licking his fingers clean, he smiled at Akana. "Now that is a true wonder of Egypt. This is the best mutton I have ever had. What a delightful surprise. Akana, thank you so much for showing me your secret in making this?"

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:04 am
by Mr. Handy
"You are most welcome," said Akana, between bites of her own portion. The mutton was indeed the most delicious that Artemis had ever tasted. Akana put out the fire in the hearth and cleaned up after the meal.

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:50 am
by Ritterton
"Well Akana, I am truly grateful for the sharing of that remarkable dish, I believe I will be haunting the spice merchants for thsoe ingredients. I wonder if we should see if the Lady Caelia is finished? Or is there more that I should see?" Artemis said with a full smile.

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:31 am
by Mr. Handy
"I doubt she'll be done quite yet," said Akana. "You are most welcome. I can tell you which spice merchants are the best ones, where the Senator gets these spices. I will warn you, though, spices can get very expensive. A Senator can afford them regularly, but it would be more difficult for a soldier. Still, if you are good at haggling, you may get a better price. Come, there is still more you have not seen." Having finished cleaning, she led the way back out into the atrium.

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:39 am
by Ritterton
"Well even if I could purchase a small amount and save it for special occassions, an Egyptian feast would be a memorable way for our community to celebrate. Any help you can provide, would be more than appreciated, Akana. Now, lead on as this truly has been an evening of discovery." Artemis followed her marveling at all of the delights of the evening.

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:58 am
by Mr. Handy
"Seek out Oba the spice merchant in the marketplace in the Forum," suggested Akana as they entered the atrium. "His spices are not as high in quality as the ones you tasted tonight, but they are still better than what you're used to, and more affordable than the ones we stock here. Now, you still have not seen any of the bedrooms yet. I have saved the best for last."

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:14 am
by Ritterton
"Well then, let me not keep us from the best part of the tour." Artemis smiled as he followed after Akana.

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:05 am
by Mr. Handy
Spoiler:
Artemis, please roll Listen.

Re: IC-Ep 2-The Grand Tour(Artemis only)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:55 am
by Ritterton
Spoiler:
Listen 25%
Ritterton rolled 1d100:
59