Reginald (co-author of the Codex) posed the following challenge
to the newsgroup. Our erstwhile writers rose to the challenge... as
"So I pose a challenge to each and every one of you. I lay the
literary gauntlet at your feet, those of you with ten toes (any
nine-toed beasties are exempt, and I won't even comment on the
half-toes). Your honour has been directly challenged. Write a story for
this group which portrays Edmund Loris in a positive light. It's such a
simple thing, really. Oh yes, and do make it believable."