Deep In The Amazon Jungle
Crude Oil-Case Closed
The court quickly poured in with a river of bodies, it wasn't long before all you could witness was a sea of heads bobbing back and forth to a claim seat. Just being in there made me claustrophobic, it smelt of centuries of fear, it was after-all used as our fighting ground. I wondered if the case being held was put there on purpose to scare the defendants, but Void! Monster Of The Jungle, laid-back in what appeared to be a comfortable lounger. I can promise you that what followed, was one lengthy battle as both sides argued their case.
The accused brought forward, his representative stood-by ready to deliver a statement on his behalf. Void had the expertise of a female known as Persephone Bolero, while Chieftess Khaing of the Oxco Tribe stood to represent the Federation of Natives.
Chieftess Khaing up-roared the entire courtroom as she announced to everyone she had six witness's. I would of course name all the witnesses that were called by Chieftess Khaing, but! it was embarrassing enough i had slipped off my chair in a carousel of thoughts as i came close to drifting off several times. However! i wasn't the only one, Harold Froman was asleep the whole time, until he was called to the bench by Chieftess Khaing.
Ling Lei along with Eve Fintan was the only two witness's brought to the bench by the defendant.
We heard of the legal case against Void in a dispute against opposing parties, we heard the witness evidence, and we heard the defence protest their innocence, all that was left was to await justice.
Baron La Croix: "We have heard here today a sorry tale of greed, exploitation and neglect. No-one in this room is innocent - except me and my pet Seeker here, of course.. oh and my faceless guards. That is the crux of this matter. Who owns the soil - who owns the plants - who owns the beasts - who owns the very air we breathe and the soft rain that falls upon us and replenishes the might River?
Baron continued:" Khaing would argue that the Federation of Pretty Native girls, or whatever they are called, own it. But who has authorised this Federation - with its suspiciously foreign sounding name, eh? No-one! That is not so! The land is owned by no-one! It is a gift to us all, nurtured by the care of the Monks - its people tended by the Seekers, by the Guards, by the Priestesses! So if the land is owned by no-one, then it follows that this Federation of Pretty Natives is attempt's to steal something that belongs to us all, by laying claim to it! We heard from Chris - who admitted his slipshod work and lazy approach to construction is responsible for the pollution".
The courtroom bustled with outraged shouts, one young native male continued to bellow above the noise
Pannie shouted: "THE AMAZON FOR THE AMAZONIAN'S! ,DEATH TO THE RAIDERS!", Quickly i heard her voice raise to a level higher as Tantrica looked over at Pannie smiling "Dude, zip it or i will zip you".
Baron La Croix: "The next who speaks out of turn shall feel the wrath of my Seeker - or failing that the wrath of my Faceless Guards! There are no innocent parties here! The jungle has been despoiled - in part through unhappy accidents, in part through a desire to provide additional facilities that will bring pleasure to all those who live here....especially the men.
And then finally came the judgement we all had been waiting for....for hours! Blinks
Baron La Croix : "The punishment shall be to clean the jungle up - refresh the swamp and return it to cleanliness - dismantle the oil rig and melt it down so it can be made into cooking pots for the needy! Court is adjourned! Dismissed! " His words final.
Aα尺α " Where justice is denied, where pollution is enforced and ignorance prevails, where one person or an organised group conspire for their own means, and damage the world we live, neither that person or their property is safe from the eyes of a higher power".