I snapped open my steel cigarette case and offered them around. “We act as soon as we are done, yes?”
They nodded and we lit up our cigarettes, the snake scale pattern to the paper flaring brightly as they were lit. We all kept our thoughts to ourselves, checking and preparing our weapons in the faint light from the burning tips of the cigarettes.
I took one last drag and tossed the butt to the ground, crushing it under my heel. “Now, for our country and liberty!” Together, our weapons at the ready, we rushed forward.
These cigarettes are sold in packs marked with a pipe smoking snake and under a variety of brand names, though some are higher quality than others. The cigarettes themselves have a snakeskin-like appearance to their paper and its has a slight golden color as it burns. The tobacco in them has been blended with some herbs, spices and other alchemical additives which causes the smoke of these cigarettes to have a grayish color.