Knome: The Forbidden Zone

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Chapter 19 (v.1) - Chapter eighteen

Submitted: March 14, 2017

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Chapter Eighteen.

Tannis (Akadian Intelligence Agency).

Kenton Msedi’s request for a review with Director Timson had been granted.  Reaching the Director’s office, he was allowed in by the security officer stationed outside the door.  

“Kenton, please sit down.” Jak offered as he gestured towards an empty chair in front of his desk.

“Thank you, sir.”

“How are things?”

“Good and underway sir.”

“That is good to hear. Keep me up to date, as soon as any information is received.”

“I will sir. And sir, I wanted to brief you on the current situation with Prince Wilhelm.”

“He hasn’t been found?”

“No sir, the investigation is being handled by the guard, and we have had two or three request for information.”

“Speak to the Director’s Office and offer our support.”

“That offer has been made, no acceptance at this moment.”

“Good, keep me posted.”

“Will do, and sir if I may?”


“A friend of Prince Wilhelm’s, named Blaze Marcoon, who is Senator Marcoon’s son, he helped Wilhelm escape his escorts by switching clothing with him.  This Blaze reports that Wilhelm had disguised himself to try to visit the Lady Anya Yemen of Knome.  I believe they had some sort of a relationship.  The Lady Anya’s shuttle had departed for the Corbellis some time ago.”

“Do you suspect he may have a boarded the Lady Anya’s shuttle?” Jak asked.

“I don’t know, but it is within the window of possibilities.”

“OK,” Jak stood and began pacing the floor.  “Let’s open a vein on this ourselves and setup a channel with the guard. Let’s request a full surveillance sweep.”  

“Yes, sir.” Kenton replied, taking notes.

“I want someone else to lead on this, I want you to stay focused on this Knomen thing.”

“Do you have someone in mind?”

“No, you make the assignment.  This is the last thing the King needs at this time.”

“Do you think the senate will have the numbers?” 

Jak stopped pacing, he sat down and for a moment considered Kenton’s question very deeply.  

“I could say no, today and currently that is true, but all it takes is a spark and we have defused a few of them, that’s why we have to get this thing right on Knome.  And, if rumors are correct about Prince Wilhelm and Lady Anya, that may indeed be the spark.”

“I just can’t believe that it’ll happen.” 

“It may not, but we have to consider the very real possibility that it could. This is the closest the opposition in the senate has ever been.  But their nearing the deadline also.”

“The House of Palatia is doing everything they can to make it happen, behind the curtain of course.”

“Well, we can’t get involved in these political intrigues, we have work to do.”

Kenton rose to his feet.  “I will keep up updated until I find a lead.”

“Very good,” Jak said as he picked up a document and began to read.

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