"Do you have any idea to whom you are speaking? It is I, Marik, famous author of the "Ten Thousand Tears of the Empress." What? You have not read my masterpiece? Ah well... it was mostly allegorical. I am sorry to say that I will not be writing any more stories for a while, as I am out of writing quills. I have plenty of feathers but I need mantid pincers to obtain the fine writing point that I require. If you are looking for some work and can bring me 3 Mantid Pincers, I will give you my autograph, and this in return:"