The Team was met at the outskirts of Jara by a military escort of the Khans Army. Led inside the walls of Jara the Moskovi and the Trike were parked near the Khans Army stable. The only location the vehicles could be parked. Long discussion with the 5th Minister of the Interior (there are many) about our origins. The party kept repeating their all traders and explorers. All played stupid to their origins and regions travelled through. The amuse a savage kit was presented as a demonstration of wares. A little verbal tap dance was done to identify the purpose of the radio beacon. Seems the party was followed and the emplaced beacon for Jara was discovered. The Team was told they would be “Guests” and have a military escort every where. The government building were off limits but, trade was not restricted. Guests until allowed to leave the confines of the guilded cage.
Fire arms of the Khan’s Army is black powder, the priming system, a fulminate type (identified by smell) is injected into the priming well. A pointed hammer drops into the priming well, the force and confined space are necessary to detonate the mercury fulminate waxy like primer. The primer is a dirty compound that must be cleaned with a brush every four shots. Seems to have been designed by someone familiar with the crossbow release system.
There seems to be a cultural stigmata against Christianity. Something makes them uncomfortable, it is undetermined if this is a dislike, or pity. As the Mongolian Empire is receptive to all who have allegiance to the Khan it is just the unusualness of a Christian in this part of the Known World.
The Reverend has been put in charge of the “Amuse a Savage kit” as he is the most persuasive. The intent is to trade the contents broadly , gather samples from as many merchants as possible to procure samples of textiles, spices, medicines, brewing, metallurgy, etc. This along with a coffee table book sized lexicon of the Khans Laws (24×36) is part of our intelligence and considered a sort of coup. The Reverend has been extravagantly successful and the goods retained will be straining our capacity to carry them.
Papa Zulu has made a successful find of another Fringeworthy. A Soldier with Fringeworthiness was discovered within the market at a food stall in the Market. A Soldier in the Khan’s Army. The Reverend has negotiated with the 5th Minister of the Interior for the release of Tava from Service. The negotiations stalled with the 5th Minister as we cannot yet be truthful of our origins.
We are introduced to the Lord Mayor Javach of the town of Jara. Ok, summoned really to an affair much like a Royal Court. I feign ignorace of the proper abeyance to the Lord Mayor. Best to appear an ignorant foreigner that stumbles upon etiquette and convention in Court. The Team has chosen to reveal to Javach the Crystal Key and demonstrate that Tava is the only Fringeworthy Mongolian present. Amazingly Papa Zulu has discovered another Fringeworthy within 1000 feet of the audience chamber utilizing the crystal to locate Fringeworthy . This stunning revelation changes things slightly.
The Lord Mayor demands his palanquin and the Team plus the Lord Mayors entourage then search for the second Fringeworthy. This person is found in the home of a middle class Merchant . The 16 year old daughter of the Merchant, she is named Botai. The results of this has greatly impressed the Lord Mayor.While the Lord Mayor seems inclined to believe we are Traders and there is something special about the Team after testing the crystal key himself upon persons in his court. The Team has made clear that Tava and Botai would be trained to be part of this trading empire and bring an understanding of the Teams origin to the Peoples of Mongolia. Riches would flow like a river.
The Team has one special problem. The Laws of the Khan. Only the Khan chooses his representation. The Team, The Lord Mayor, and the two Mongolians (Tava and Botai) must travel to the Khan. More than 700 miles to Karakorum and the Mongolian Court. A one way trip for the Moskovi unless vegetables oils, or more diesel is brought through the Portal.
The Team has decided it would be best if one person could return to IDET Prime with the Materials we have gathered, the Law Book, the DVD Rooms, and the items the Team anticipates we will need. The Team believes Senor Antonio Sara’Juevo and his steam trike will be the best choice for this journey.