okay this is where I am going with this story:what if there was an organazation that reallly ran things,a mafia before it was so well known,what if Liu bei was not the honarable man he was made out to be but just a charismatic man with good pr?what if Zhou yun to was not as noble and did netoriuos things as well?And Dong Zhou thou a tyrant...was not responsible for the burning of Luo Yang?
The summer of 185....the day of the end of the Han,and Misery on earth....
I sat on my hard wooden chair trying not to shift my weight,and my discomfort.Liu Yan was leading this meeting....My fathers cousin Mu zhi was here as well.My father was the famous blacksmith Severence.I was his only son...and heir to his legacy.To my left was Mu Zhi's neace.
Thou she did not know that I was aware that she was of the fairer gender.She was dressed in the simple uniform of a recruit...as was I.She looked nervous and Unshure she should be here,I gave her a encouraging smile....and turned my attention to the men on the opposite side of the table.First there was the giant of a man,his skin a deep red,his beard long and beutiful like spun silk....he was scouling at me and Mu Zhi's neace...his expresion was obvious'why are they here?'The next man over was far shorter,his ears were rather long and despite this he was attractive and had an air of charisma about him,and thou he hid it well with a modest humble demenior I could see there was ambition bellow the skin.The last Man was a burly fellow who was Figitting with impatience,obviously a man of action.With his wild beard and tapping knee he would scowl down at his empty cup
"General Dong Zhou has been cut off from the mainlines,seperated and some where lost in the enemy ranks....General Sun jian is moving at a fast speed and keeping those d amn yellow turban heathens occupied....While he is doing this,I want you Liu Bei to take a group of volinteers and slip in behingd the enemies main lines..Find general Dong Zhou,rescue him...and bring Him back to the capital...if possible!"The three men turned to look at Mi Zhi's neace and me...Liu Yan cleared his throat.With a bit of a sheepish expression he mumbled"Mi Zhi is Finacing your affairs...his nephew younge recruit Chehk and the master smith's son Severence Jr. ....are here to act on the behalf of the merchents guild..."He scratched the back of his neck in nervous discomfort"and...uhhh..they will be in charge of supplies...and requisitions..."Both the red skinnned Giant -Guan Yu and the Butcher Zhang Fei scowled at us maleviolently.I let out an easy smile"relax...we wont stop the flow of wine..."I said to Zhang...and slid over a full pitcher of fine rice wine to emphassise my point"nor hold your purse strings tight...were here to learn,observe and work in the best interests of the merchant guild...This war is going to drag on and they need people on the front lines who can supply them with accurate data on what will be needed in supply and demand..."This answer reassured the two fighters,but the younge man Liu Bei held just for a instant a look of annoyance that anyone would come between him and his dreams of restoring the failling Han.
Three days after-While Lui Bei was gathering together the volinteers,me and Chehk were getting the supplies together.Zhang Fei had been able to supply a large degree of horses and some food for the men ..but that still left so much more needed ...feed for the horses and basic equipment for each man.Also medical supplies and the 'distractions'that men needed to keep up moral.Both of us were worn out getting these things together that the average soldier took for granted....but we had manage to get it all threw bartering,weedling,bickering,badgering and promises.The men were well armed,the supply trains were full...and we were ready...we only had one thing left to do...before we could get under way..
As liu bei ,Zhang fei and Guan yu were leaving there tent I said in a clear yet loud voice"Hey...Ova Dwan...we will be heading out tomorrow...let say we work out the kinks first!"She turned and looked at me with a terrified expression"what are you doing?Why are you picking on me ..I thought we were freinds!"I let out a soft chuckle seeing that all three of our commanders had turned to look with a passing interest"relax...this is something we need to do before things can ever go smoothly..."And saying this I picked out two horses of good caliber"just a freindly duel...eh?'She had murder in her eyes but,after she refleckted on this she would see if we wanted to work with these men we needed there respect...to prove that thou we were the children of an inventor and a master blacksmith,we to could fight!