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Shamus Plays: LOTRO, Part 11

Shamus Young | 31 Mar 2010 13:00
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I'm still trying to earn enough money to buy some fancy clothes and some dye. It hasn't been going well.

My next hopeful employer is Rollo. He wants to hire me to play hide and seek for him.

No I am not making this up, you suspicious reader. You know, I've had just about enough of your baseless accusations. Here:

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Someday we're going to need to talk about these trust issues you keep having.

Rollo explains, "It's just no fun looking for someone when you already know where they're hiding. So maybe you can have a go of it?"

I look sideways. The mayor is actually standing nearby. I need this money, but I don't want people to know what I'm doing to get it. I'm sort of hoping they'll just assume I'm having sex for money or something. After looking around, I tell Rollo in a low voice that I'll do his seeking for him.

"Thank you!" He replies cheerfully and with needless volume, "I mean, I don't know how many more times I can pretend to be surprised that Daisy is hiding in the bushes or that polo is right beside that statue over there."

There is a long pause before I reply. Did he just tell me what I think he told me? "I thought you were giving me this job because looking for people is boring if you already know where they are."

"That I am."

"But... you just told me where they are."

"Hmmm. A fair point!" he admits. "I suppose you could find someone else and hire them to-"

"Forget it! I'll just.... forget it. I'll go 'find' them."

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I stomp off to where Polo is, but he's not really hiding. He's sort of kneeling in the open, although if you stood in just the right place you could sort of pretend he was partially obscured. I stand in front of him and point at him. He shrugs.

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