#21 Counting the LordsNovember 18, 2016
We tried keeping count of all the previous lords, but the royal Count-bearer died of mental breakdown. The last recorded count was somewhere around 2 700 000.
Even with the copious pay, nobody else has been foolish enough to take on the task. So we remain without knowledge of how many lords there have been thus far.
People have tried asking the Scholar-pioneers for a solution, but all they keep saying is “How did you get in here? Get out!”
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I am not exactly sure if knowing the exact number is that important, but as someone who is doing his best in recording our history, I can understand the feeling of wanting to preserve old information.
The scholar-pioneers are our problem solvers, but they don’t exactly like being communicated with. It is rather troublesome actually...
I drew the poor Count-bearer in a generic stone-walled room, because no one seems to know anymore where her body was found – along with loads of paper and empty ink bottles. One would assume she must have stayed close to the Lord as much as possible, because he or she would get overthrown at any moment.
Now I am wondering how she handled a situation where many people fought over the title so that it changed owners every second...