A Parable

Three Hordesmen and three Kingdomers are traveling by train to Pennsic. At the station, the three Kingdomers each buy tickets and watch as the three Hordesmen buy only a single ticket.

"How are three people going to travel on only one ticket?" asks a Kingdomer.

"Watch and you'll see," answers the Hordie.

They all board the train. The Kingdomers take their respective seats but all three Hordesmen cram into a restroom and close the door behind them. Shortly after the train has departed, the conductor comes around collecting tickets. He knocks on the restroom door and says, "Ticket, please." The door opens just a crack and a single arm emerges with a ticket in hand. The conductor takes it and moves on.

The Kingdomers saw this and agreed it was quite a clever idea. So after the War, the Kingdomers decide to copy the Hordesmen on the return trip and save some money (being clever with money, and all that).

When they get to the station, they buy a single ticket for the return trip. To their astonishment, the Hordesmen don't buy a ticket at all.

"How are you going to travel without a ticket says one perplexed Kingdomer.

"Watch and you'll see," answers a Hordie.

When they board the train the three Kingdomers cram into a restroom and the three Hordesmen cram into another one nearby. The train departs.

Shortly afterward, one of the Hordesmen leaves his restroom and walks over to the restroom where the Kingdomers are hiding. He knocks on the door and says, "Ticket, please..."