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The Merchant King!

Posted on Tue Jun 29th, 2010 @ 12:11am by Rolec

Mission: Wolf In The Fold. Season 2, Episode 1
Location: Rolec's Quarters

What a wonderful day! The doors were opening, it was the grand opening, crowds had gathered; what a day for business it was going to be! The Profit, the profit! Great joy swelled up in him as the doors opened to the cheer of the crowds, that latinum would come pouring in. There was only one thing left for him to do! Rolec sang!

"Oh, better far to live and die, Under the Ferengi flag I fly, Than play a sanctimonious part, With a Merchant head and a Merchant heart."

He couldn't figure out where the Human British accent was coming from, but still...

"Away to the cheating world go you, Where Merchants all are well-to-do; But I’ll be true to the song I sing, And live and die a Merchant King." Rolec strode out into the welcoming crowd, the swarmed around him, their joy being expressed in the latinum that would they would spend. "For I am a Merchant King! And it is, it is a glorious thing To be a Merchant King! For I am a Merchant King! "

"You are!" The crowd responded enthusiastically. "Hurrah for our Merchant King! "

"And it is, it is a glorious thing To be a Merchant King. " Rolec sand as he leapt onto an banister.

"It is!" the crowd responded again. "Hurrah for our Merchant King! " Rolec jumped down from the banister walking among the crowd again. The crowd danced around him, they jumped and shouted as they proceeded down the promenade. Rolec in the middle of the swirling mob led the crowd and continued the song.

"When I sally forth to seek my profit I compose myself in a royal way. I bend a few rules, it’s true, Than a well-bred monarch ought to do. But many a king on a first-class throne, If he wants to call his crown his own, Must manage somehow to get through More dirty work than ever I do!" The crowd roared with laughter, and the businessmen among them threw vouchers at Rolec's feet.

"For I am a Merchant King! And it is, it is a glorious thing To be a Merchant King! For I am a Merchant King!"

"You are! Hurrah for the Merchant King!" the crowd sang.

"And it is, it is a glorious thing To be a Merchant King!"

"It is! Hurrah for our Merchant King!" Lights all over the station lit up, flashed on and off, streamers fell from the ceiling, the crowd cheered. The celebration would carry on half the day, the crowds of the station would work their way through Rolec's door. His coffers would be over flowing, even the Grand Nagus wouldn't be able to buy him out!

Rolec woke as the last hurrah from the crowd. He gone to bed early in the afternoon so that he could be awake most of the night for the bar's grand opening.

The Emporium would open tomorrow; it was going to be a busy couple of days. The industrial replicator would be installed in the morning and could create any object that was commonly desired for the average spender. For those with more sophisticated tastes Rolec's contacts could help him acquire any item that was desired across two quadrants, that was for sale. The was nothing that eventually he couldn't get his hands on and sell for a profit.

Now all he needed was the customers....

OFF: apologies to Gilbert, Sullivan and Carte



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