There was alot of punning in these chapters. I gotta say I didnt understand most of them, the word game made no sense to me (maybe that was the point?)
I enjoyed the introduction of "Colt', he was a long-"winded" character. It was hard not to giggle at his affliction.
I found the in depth description about the sanitary conditions and health of the various harems to be really interesting. Probably mostly accurate as well, disease !=repeat business.