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Morris' European Handbook
« on: June 28, 2010, 03:03:28 PM »
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1. "Prelude"
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"Prelude"
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Morris' European Handbook #1: "Prelude"

Colonel Starling had called Morris in to his office, the war room underneath the city of Edinburgh.  It was at the end of a complicated maze of tunnels designed to serve as protection if a fleet of bombers ever descended upon the buildings of the Scottish capital.  The walls were almost a foot thick with concrete, serving as a barrier to anything that shouldn’t be allowed to get in.  Morris often wondered what they were protecting themselves from, but all-in-all, he knew where he’d run to if it ever came to it.  Not that he liked being in the east side of Scotland.  No, he was more at home back in his home town of Glasgow.  He didn’t like the people over here.

Samantha Stokes had been the one to fetch him, and he had followed her from the entrance to the office.  He had made sure to walk behind her, so he could have a little cheeky glance at how cute she walked in that military uniform of hers.  It was something he still couldn’t get to grips about.  She had once owned a bar on a sunny island, and now she was helping the British Empire and doing Starling’s errands and chores when ever he asked.  One of these days, she was just going to turn around and slap the man, and then Morris would be standing there with his arms open for her so she could start doing his chores instead.

“Morris, nice to see you again lad.”
“And it’s so nice to see you again too.”
“Yes, I’m sure.  Anyway, now that you’re comfortable, here’s the script.  I’ve got a job for you.  It’s big.  Bigger than most of the stuff you’ve done before.  I need you to kill a Bavarian General for me.”

It was a big job, and a dangerous one.  He was a great threat to the current state of peace in Europe.  A few years ago, the German Empire crumbled in a civil war.  Through political bullying and small territorial conflicts, Bavaria to the south and the Prussian Empire of the north raced against one another to expand as far as they could.  The Prussians were on friendly terms with the Great British Empire, mainly due to the Emperor being a distant cousin of the English King.

The Emperor of Prussia had a problem, however.  The Bavarians were in negotiations to begin an alliance with the Austrians, and if that were to happen, there were rumours that the north of Italy would seek a similar deal.  Then it would only be a matter of time before the Balkan countries banded together as one and joined them.  The Prussians nor the British could let this happen.  Bavaria had to be stopped.  So a secret partnership of their own had been reached.  The British would send someone over to assist in removing Bavaria from power, and the Prussians would help get rid of Britain’s Norwegian problem in their colony in Scandinavia.

"Why not send over Stanmore?  He keeps telling me he can snipe a water melon from a few miles away.  Makes a hell of a big splat, I heard.”
Starling shook his head.  “Stanmore is busy.  I’m not letting you say no to this, Morris.  It’s already been worked out.  You’re going to Prussia, and meeting with an English officer called Major Low.  He’ll give you further instructions once you’ve landed.  Access to weapons, outfits, equipment, that sort of thing.”
“How am I getting there?”
“Captain Argyle will be flying you over in a two-seater Hurricane Fighter.  Mark 2.  A definite improvement over the last one.”
“What was wrong with the last one?”
“It kept on crashing.”
“And this one doesn’t?”
Starling smirked.  “Not as often.”
« Last Edit: March 15, 2014, 12:37:40 AM by Lord Palatine »

 

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