Voice Card  -  Volume 9  -  John Card Number 15  -  Sat, Oct 7, 1989 11:53 PM

This is a response to Vol 9 Paul 3 ("King of the World")...

Paul asks if I have any recollections of the plans we made to rule an empire when we were lads. I have more than that! I have a whole crateload of (somewhat embarassing) documents.

We drew up plans for a rather elaborate palace complex with two main castles and something called a Porwocket Field. Paul's castle included a chilly tower-top observatory, while my castle included a system of underwater channels with swan shaped submarines, a shifting garden maze, a waterfall computer, and a series of suites described right down to the artwork hanging on the walls. There were also other castles and villages scattered throughout an area of about fifty square miles.

Being the precocious lad that I was, I included no less than three mistresses in my plans and I believe I still have dossiers for each one. I remember a bed surrounded by lemon trees and a moose-drawn carriage. Paul spent much of his time planning dungeons and devising bureaucracies and absurd legal systems for the unhappy peasants. We also provided for an evil computer-based anti-emperor named Mycroft to "keep us on our toes." We were strange kids.

If anyone expresses any interest in any of this, I will delve into my archives and see what further horrors I can uncover.