Lady Vaduva approached Pinkerton's room, a small envelope in her hands. She knocked and wait, then entered after enough time had passed for the Chairman to have checked who was knocking and get back to his chair before called 'Enter!'
'Ah, hello, Dear lady, what can I do for you- or the treasury today?' Pinkerton smiled. Lady Vaduva pushed the door shut, used to the Chairman's wily way to avoid trouble, and put the envelope down in front of him. 'It's time, Chairman.'
Pinkerton glanced at the envelope and winced. 'Oh, come now, it's not even the new year yet-' he began. '-surely we don't-'
Lady Vaduva looked him firmly in the face, narrowing her eyes. 'Yes. because it took a month for you to complete it the last time.'
Pinkerton's face twitched. 'But there's good reason for that! It takes time to check each rule-'
Lady Vaduva leaned forwards, opening the envelope and spreading out the paper within, not looking at it, pointing a finger at the bottom.
'Just sign. It's the same as it was last year, and the year before that, rules and regulations of the society. It's not like we've changed them in years!'
Pinkerton frowned at her. 'But you do have to consider that sometimes adjustments need to be made - if we got another complaint about-'
'We haven't had a complaint in years- at least, that the rules and regulations would've stopped. No one reads them anyway!'
Pinkerton grumbled and looked down at them. Then blinked.
'I think you might want to read this one,' He said levelly.
Lady Vaduva looked down, surprised by the sudden change of tone. There, at the bottom, a small addendum was affixed to the rules and regulations. 'Challenge 19: Renowned Explorers: International Society's Challenge'.
She sighed. 'If I find out that you set this up just to avoid looking at these again...' she warned, glaring at Pinkerton. He shook his head, though she could see a gleam in his eyes that suggested that he would've if he'd thought of it. She vowed to herself to make absolutely certain no one especially Pinkerton could get their hands on the main copy of this next year, and left his office to take it to the Hall for the Explorers to examine.
Puzzle: This Explorer's rule ensures that the Society works together - but some think it foul play!
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