*slowly one fingertip parted the leaves of some overgrown swamp foliage - green eyes scanned the deserted yard of the Sword Swamp Tavern. Lady China grew impatient with the delay of her intrepid feline companion and his tedious insistence on recognizance. This was Sword Swamp and she was Lady China and what more need be said. One word.*

GO!

*she hissed into the Liger's furry ear, ignoring its glowing green glare of a stare, and let the leaves she had parted at his growled demand snap back into place. A well placed sole of a leather boot on his muscled haunches shoved the giant cat out of cover and into the silent open space of the Sword Swamp Tavern.*