Today is a doubly great day. The swelling has diminished, allowing my legs to dangle over the bed. The ability to sit up makes me feel manly, a very important factor when leading a group of savages. Hired hands did not respect me spending my days in bed.
The other glorious news is in regard to the research. It seems some of my men are currently unearthing a piece of stone littered with pictorial inscriptions, similar to the Egyptian hieroglyphics. The workers seem uninterested due to the lack of gold, but this artifact may be an important key in my research. Hopefully the men will finish unearthing the stone before nightfall.
It took the primitive natives three days to unearth the stone, and another two days for the artist to mimic the inscription. I am beginning to doubt the practicality of these savages. The new artifact presents two warriors attacking each other. The death mask and this piece present a society in turmoil, but still no clues on what they were fighting for. An image presenting wealth, religion, or the rulers of this kingdom would be very helpful in deciding what finally lead to their extinction. I can smell the savages sneaking up. I must stop now before they overhear.
The Amazonians value combat prowess and purity of spirit. By wrestling half naked, they pay homage to both virtues by displaying their battle-forged bodies while preserving as much modesty as their society deems necessary. The gelatin in which they wrestle is symbolic of the fluid nature of battle, a concept the Amazonians call ‘akgor-gra.’
Pros: Much more comfortable than my last toilet seat, which was a transparent resin with seashells embedded inside. The outer layer wore off from friction, exposing the sharp jagged edges of the seashells, which were constantly scrapping my backside and causing major cuts and open sores.
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