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oeuvre:fiction:shortstories:whentheseakingsaway [2019/01/10 20:45]
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 ===== Synopsis ===== ===== Synopsis =====
-Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser had been sailing the Inner Sea on a sloop called the //Black Treasurer// since escaping Lankhmar after the events of "Lean Times in Lankhmar"​ when they arrived ​at a cliff wall blocking the Inner Sea from the Outer Sea. The sea is as calm as a lake with no wind. Nothing terribly outre so far, but the next group of details is a doozy. The bow of their boat is overhanging a hole in the ocean that extends down to the seafloor. Scattered across the sea surface are numerous divots with skinnier air passages plunging downward. Hanging from the bowsprit is a rope extending into the depths with Fafhrd already descended to the bottom. The Gray Mouser is looking down from the boat with trepidation. The Mouser finally joins him, if only to save Fafhrd from his foolishness. A "​tent"​ of air allows both to walk upon the sea floor, explore, and seek out the sea-girls as promised in the old Simorgyan legend.+Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser had been sailing the Inner Sea on a sloop called the //Black Treasurer// since escaping Lankhmar after the events of "Lean Times in Lankhmar"​ when they arrive ​at a cliff wall blocking the Inner Sea from the Outer Sea. The sea is as calm as a lake with no wind. Nothing terribly outre so far, but the next group of details is a doozy. The bow of their boat is overhanging a hole in the ocean that extends down to the seafloor. Scattered across the sea surface are numerous divots with skinnier air passages plunging downward. Hanging from the bowsprit is a rope extending into the depths with Fafhrd already descended to the bottom. The Gray Mouser is looking down from the boat with trepidation. The Mouser finally joins him, if only to save Fafhrd from his foolishness. A "​tent"​ of air allows both to walk upon the sea floor, explore, and seek out the sea-girls as promised in the old Simorgyan legend.
  
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 <​blockquote><​cite>​Bill Ward</​cite>​It’s an extremely impressive and compelling tale, meticulously imagined. The detailed descriptions of the water funnel, for example, went beyond scene setting purposes or simple wonderment to create real tension. And the tension of course created suspense, but it also created some of the funniest scenes in the series. Everything Leiber does here serves multiple purposes in the story, and its those elements that really take over from the plot, simple as it is.</​blockquote>​ <​blockquote><​cite>​Bill Ward</​cite>​It’s an extremely impressive and compelling tale, meticulously imagined. The detailed descriptions of the water funnel, for example, went beyond scene setting purposes or simple wonderment to create real tension. And the tension of course created suspense, but it also created some of the funniest scenes in the series. Everything Leiber does here serves multiple purposes in the story, and its those elements that really take over from the plot, simple as it is.</​blockquote>​
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 +===== Reviews =====
 +  * [[http://​www.howardandrewjones.com/​sword-and-sorcery/​swords-in-the-mist-re-read-when-the-sea-kings-away|Howard Andrew Jones & Bill Ward]]
  
 ===== Nehwon Gazetteer ===== ===== Nehwon Gazetteer =====