Valmorg sat quietly in his golden throne as a messenger reported to him on the latest developments on Castle Marl.
"…Rividar and Frolong were caught as they tried to escape the dungeons and then they were punished."
"Did you find how they did it?"
The rat was ready with his answer, "Yes Sir, the problem was fixed." He waited to see if his master wanted more on the matter, but there was no response so he continued.
"Two more ships were completed as well. The construction on the Ravager is almost halfway completed and the crew is near complete with its final training and… OH! the tunnel was completed Sire!"
The tyrant sat up sharply in his chair. "What?"
"The tunnel Sire! It's complete! you workers fifnished it yesterday, but the oil troughs still need fixing." He waited for a moment yet again to see if his master wanted more.
"Did they weigh too much and fall?"
"No Sire, a section of the roof fell because the sand was too soft. The motar cracked of in plates and struck the troughs and crushing them. We put up reinforcement beams and new mortar in that area and the area around it."
Valmorg restrained his temper and didn't kill the loyal reporter outright. He stayed in power that way and was liked and trusted by this within his rule. Those outside were somtimes killed or robbed by his minions to steal gold and gems for his treasury. The people who wanted revenge were often killed, but even those within hs trusted ring of friends sometimes betrayed him for power. But even though Valmorg was careful polite and kind to those in his organization he wasn't stupid. Rividar and Frolong were two that had tried to get at him and failed. He didn't kill them however. They were intelingent and could escape from thier cell somtimes. Valmorg would put them prison again and fix the problem. His jails were very safe.
He looked around the room, pleased with himself. His worst and most threatening enemies were dead and his rooms were filled with soldiers and plans, his people were happy and rich wih promises that could be fulfilled a hundred times over, the first tunnel was complete with four minor ones to come, and then there was, of course, his army, lake(moat), ships and vast vaults filled with gold.
How could anyone possibly manage to harm him?
-ooc-Rividar and Frolong are open charas if anyone wants them.