I see that I had latched onto the technique of implying events and letting the reader fill in the gaps. After decades of movie-going, it's a little harder to write that way now.
That's L Sprague de Camp there, quaffing cragot.
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“The World of Krishna” part 5: “The Dasht”
Within moments Acer had completely vanished. He reappeared in an old stone dungeon. Around him were a few of the missing people.
Acer asked one where he was. “In the castle of Dasht* Larock,” was the reply. “He’s caught us to be his slaves.”
About an hour later, one of the Dasht’s guards brought a tray full of food for the prisoners. Two minutes later, Acer left the cell in the guard’s clothes. Meanwhile the prisoners dragged the guard into the corner of the cell. He was out cold.
(*A dasht is a Krishnan baron.)
To be continued.