"No, they ain't mobsters, that wasn't a threat to kill all of Lower Avalon. That would be fuсking insane. They're just saying they won't protect us from splinters anymore. Which they weren't doing too hot a job of in the first place. Where are the police grounds?"
"Lower Avalon," said Harkaras. "About half an hour from here on foot if we hurry."
"Alright, then let's--"
Kai noticed two young men struggling toward the canvas overhang.
"Gods and fuсking spirits, what now? Let me just deal with this real quick."
Kai went out into the park and fired two shots into the air to get everyone's attention before holstering his pistol.
"Hey everyone! Cool your fuсking tits! There is literally nothing alarming about this message, let's just all take a moment and think about it, huh? I mean, what'd it tell us? The Kingdom Guard wants to kill me and take this mask. Fine! I mean, we knew that right? That was already on the table? Yeah? We declared war on them, obviously they're gonna declare war back. Only difference is now they're offering what was it, a hundred grand for it? Well you all knew you could get that and more if you sold me out and you didn't, so we're fine there, right?
Then they said, what, they 'can't guarantee our safety' if we don't surrender? Well no fuсking bollocks they can't! They ain't been able to protect Lower Avalon proper for years, now they're threatening to stop trying? That's a shіt fuсking threat! I mean unless they meant they're gonna go through and just mow down Lower Avalon, but that's literally insane. When Dug Harlan declared a revolution did they respond by just killing everyone? No, because that's crazy! And yeah sure, they hanged him, but again, we knew that already!
Now I got an APF captain back here who says this don't sound like it's even got proper authorization behind it from the Kingdom Guard, so here's what I'm thinking, let me know what you guys wanna do. We got forty minutes till they 'stop protecting us' or whatever. Let's wait it out for a little bit and make sure this is legit. Then if it is, well, they want this mask so bad I say they can have a fuсking taste! If there's no kind of override or whatever in ten minutes, fine, we go down to the police grounds. Thoughts?"