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<BethE> Hi Angelo! *HUG*
<Angelo> Hi guys!
- Angelo hug Beth
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<Knockwood> Hi guys
<Angelo> Hi Knock
<BethE> No Laz tonight.
<Random_Nerd> Chuubo was last week, so this is Amyra.
=-= BethE is now known as Theresa
=-= Verithe is now known as Kite
=-= YOU are now known as Ftisk
<Random_Nerd> You are going to meet with the Imperator of Night, Martyrs, and Angst.
<Theresa> We were going to visit the Dark Imperator and tell him our plans in a completely honest way because either he's going to come to help or he's going to come for the popcorn.
=-= Knockwood is now known as DanteE
- Ftisk nod nod
<Theresa> So, who gets to be spokesbeing? Ftisk and Kite for not being humanshaped?
<Ftisk> well Theresa too is not humanshaped if she want
<DanteE> I did read a little bit of CCiS
<DanteE> we should probably wear masks
<Random_Nerd> (Oh, duh.)
<Random_Nerd> So, what's the plan?
<Theresa> Theresa will be vaguely walking-tree-like.
<Random_Nerd> One spokesbeing, or do the face-by-committee thing?
<DanteE> I vote Kite
<Ftisk> not Ftisk? Why? :-P
<Kite> I'm going to need people to feed me lines.
<Theresa> Well, they might have trouble with Ftisk's eye-job.
<Kite> But I'm fine with Kite being spokesbird
<Theresa> (Angst? Really? We have the Noble of Angst here?)
<Ftisk> me too, having Ftisk as spokessnail will lead us speedier to disaster (instead of our normal speed to disaster I mean)
<Theresa> (I don't remember meeting Angst. Night talked to my Maple, Martyrs was cool.)
<Random_Nerd> (He was at the party.)
<Kite> So long as there's nothing shiny around, anyway. Then you guys are on your own.
<Random_Nerd> (Huh. How /did/ Martyrs end up as a recurring NPC, out of all of those?)
<Theresa> *drops cloth over Kite's head if there's something shiny*
<Random_Nerd> (She was only even /there/ as Night's family-member.)
<Kite> The dogs, I think
<Theresa> (Because she's _cool_. And she was interested in our relics.)
<Random_Nerd> (Might just be related to how few female Nobles I come up with. Less than a third of them, really.)
<Random_Nerd> So, shall we go?
<Theresa> (A third makes sense. You have male, female and brick.)
<Kite> (I don't remember any brick Nobles.)
<Random_Nerd> The room is grey, large, and made of unfinished stone. The only non-living object in it is a metal folding chair, off to one side, with Martyrs sitting in it. She's dressed in a coarse grey robe, with bloodstains on it, and her face is currently mostly skinless.
<DanteE> (They tend to be not very flashy)
<Random_Nerd> (They don't admit that they're bricks.)
<Random_Nerd> (Like, Barakiel's family? All bricks.)
<Kite> (That strikes off one female...)
<Random_Nerd> There aren't any doorways, at the moment.
<Random_Nerd> There was one earlier. Night arranged that. He's not here now.
<Random_Nerd> A flat affectless voice coming from nowhere in particular says "Proceed."
=-= YOU are now known as conradDragon
- Kite looks to Martyrs
- Theresa will walk in with the others, as a walking bipedal tree.
<Theresa> (Do we know if that means to walk forward or to give our presentation?)
<Random_Nerd> (From context, to give the presentation.)
<Random_Nerd> Martyrs nods at Kite.
<conradDragon> (I’m in the excrucian dragon shape)
<Kite> (were we given the Imperator's name?)
- DanteE is in elemental-Courage shape. Don't ask what that actually looks like.
<Theresa> (Fuzzy ball of kittens?)
<Random_Nerd> (http://www . harveymackay . com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/cowardly-lion.jpg)
<Theresa> (It takes real courage to appear as a fuzzy ball of kittens.)
<Theresa> (Go Kite! Don't forget some flattery and good luck! We probably would have practiced with you on the way here.)
<Kite> "Greetings, lord. We of Lord Vulcan and Lord Kudzu are honored to be in your presence today."
<Random_Nerd> v: "I'm not an Angel here, of either kind. I don't need you to tell me I'm better than you, we can just take that as assumed and get on with it."
<Random_Nerd> voice: "So, what's this scheme you want my help with?"
<Theresa> (*pokes Kite*)
<Kite> "In light of the appearance of Lord....of Shirk, and information that we have acquired from a family of Warmain shards, we wish to hold a diplomatic meeting with a Warmain."
<Random_Nerd> v: "On behalf of whom?"
<Random_Nerd> v: "There has to be someone. You can't do diplomacy just on behalf of yourself."
<Kite> "We intend to represent those who wish to preserve Creation."
<Theresa> (On behalf of Creation?)
<Theresa> (Never mind. I need to type faster.)
<Random_Nerd> v: "And they nominated you as their agent, did they?"
<Kite> "We stepped up."
<Random_Nerd> v: "So, are you speaking on behalf of me?"
<conradDragon> (if you don't voice differently yes)
<Random_Nerd> (Was that out loud?)
<conradDragon> (nope was a suggestion for kite)
<Kite> "If our intentions resonate favorably with you, then yes."
<Random_Nerd> v: "Is that a yes, or a no?"
<DanteE> (Might mention they wanted to meet with us to ask about Shirk)
<Theresa> (Or that we're going to do it whether he approves or not, so this is more of a courtesy call and less a fundraiser. Kinda. If he'd believe that.)
<Random_Nerd> Martyrs glances at the rest of you.
<Random_Nerd> v: "Or an 'I don't know'?"
<Kite> "Part of the reason we're here today is to determine whether or not you wish us to represent you."
<Random_Nerd> v: "The way you're talking, it sounds like you're just making those decisions all on your own."
<DanteE> (we are.)
<Random_Nerd> v: "But, okay."
<Random_Nerd> V: "Why would I pick you as my representative?"
<Random_Nerd> V: "Sell me."
<Theresa> *softly* "Is that not the way of Nobles? To take care of minor things for Imperators?"
<Kite> "This course of action has been suggested by my Lord Vulcan."
<Random_Nerd> v: "I have my own nobles. Look, there's one now."
<Kite> ("Oh! There she is!")
<Random_Nerd> Martyrs gives a little wave.
- Theresa smiles and waves back.
- Kite waves back.
<Random_Nerd> V: "Vulcan has sense, but it's not a matter of /him/ representing me, but you."
<Random_Nerd> V: "And I don't know you. Convince me you'd be good at it."
<Theresa> (Kite, mind if I speak some? This guy is getting on my nerves.)
<Kite> (That's fine)
<Theresa> "If you worry about representation, you could come yourself. We will be hosting multiple Imperators at this meeting."
<Random_Nerd> v: "Oh? Who?"
<Theresa> *names the Imperators we have now*
<Kite> (What is the list so far, anyway?)
<DanteE> (Moe, Larry, Curly...)
<Kite> (God, no. Not Larry.)
<Theresa> (Vulcan, Kudzu...uh..Littlest Serpent? Ananda?)
<Random_Nerd> (Let's see. Vulcan, Kudzu, Caesar, maaaybe Barakiel...)
<Theresa> (The Dionyl Imperator?)
<Kite> (Drift? was that his name?)
<Theresa> (That's it.)
<DanteE> (We may wind up dropping Barakiel)
<Kite> (Have we talked to Ophaniel yet?)
<Theresa> (Or praying that he _doesn't_ show.)
<Theresa> (Not in person, I think.)
<Random_Nerd> (Yes, Drift.)
<Random_Nerd> (And you had some support from HQB.)
<Random_Nerd> V: "A list of eccentrics."
<Random_Nerd> V: "And what do you intend to ask for? What do you intend to offer?"
<Theresa> "We wish to discuss the War and the presence in Creation of Shirk."
<Random_Nerd> V: "And who's on the other side of the table?"
<Kite> (were there any other names?)
<Theresa> (His three Shards.)
<Kite> "And his Shards."
<Random_Nerd> V: "Anyone else?"
<Random_Nerd> (You don't know any other names, but know that he has supporters, and suspect they're mostly Warmains.)
<Kite> (Do we know that they will be present?)
<Theresa> "No, but he has stated the support of some of his faction Outside."
<Random_Nerd> V: "And Entropy? What does he think?"
<Kite> "We are concerned that Lord Entropy is being manipulated by Shirk, so we haven't told him."
<Theresa> "He has not been invited."
<Random_Nerd> V: "Is he aware of this plan?"
<DanteE> (Any chance I can get a read on the Imperator's personality/motivations?)
<Kite> "We are making an effort to avoid him being aware of this plan."
<Random_Nerd> (His voice is completely affectless, and he has no physical representation here.)
<Theresa> "There is no guarantee that he does not know of it. But he has not killed or sent any of us to the Locust Court yet."
<Random_Nerd> (So, he's not making it easy for you.)
<Kite> "If you please, sir, we have footage of Shirk at a Council meeting which we could show you."
<Random_Nerd> (But there's probably /some/ way. What's your plan?)
<Theresa> (Maybe read Martyrs to see what she's thinking?)
<Random_Nerd> V: "What would this footage show?"
<DanteE> (That might work, I'll try to read Martyrs)
<Kite> "This would show Lord Entropy granting Shirk diplomatic immunity, with Lord Ananda's support, and the other members of Council being very concerned."
<Kite> (that was when we reported our findings on the effects of Shirk on creation?)
<Random_Nerd> (She's not /easy/ to read, but there's at least stuff to look at. What level miracle are you using?)
<Random_Nerd> V: "That, that I know. Do you know /why/ Ananda is supporting Entropy in this? Or why Entropy is doing it?"
<Theresa> "We have our theories. We are unsure whether Entropy is now actively betraying Creation or not, however."
<DanteE> (Base, plus my Psychology skill)
<Theresa> "One theory that Ananda is supporting Entropy in this is because the Age is ending and this is to be part of Ananda's rise to his Age."
<Random_Nerd> (So, as a mundane action?)
<Random_Nerd> (Or... you're Aspect 2?)
<DanteE> (A3 Skill 3)
<Random_Nerd> (In that case, you get a read on her emotions. She's nervous and on edge, like someone who's standing next to someone overinflating a balloon and waiting for it to burst.)
<Kite> ("I brought pins!")
<conradDragon> (you are pin's full!)
<Random_Nerd> V: "Okay, I'm going to boil this down to two questions. Confer amongst yourselves, take your time, but I want answers to both."
<Random_Nerd> V: "Question one, why is your plan a good idea?"
<Random_Nerd> V: "And question two, why do you /want/ to do it?"
<Random_Nerd> V: "Tell my noble when you have answers for those."
<Kite> "Yes, sir."
<Random_Nerd> Martyrs: "Oh, this. I should have told you about this, he loves this one."
- Theresa bows and conferences with the others.
<Kite> "This one?"
<Theresa> (This must be something that he does often.)
<Random_Nerd> Martyrs: "This pair of questions."
<Theresa> "For me, for number one...we don't have a better plan and a plan is better than no plan at all. For the second, we all have different reasons why we want to do this."
<DanteE> "Not really. We want to know what's going on and what to do about it."
<conradDragon> "Yep I really want to know the excrucians better"
<Kite> to Ftiskrad: "You keep quiet."
<DanteE> "This may be the only real way to find out what's going on.
- conradDragon pout to Kite
<DanteE> "We don't know much about why the war happened or why it's continuing...
<DanteE> "They do. This is a chance for them to tell us."
<Theresa> "But is it to save Creation? To help our Imperator? Ftisk shows that we're not all of one mind for the 'why we want to do this'."
<Kite> "I agree that we need more information and that this is a good opportunity for it. Knowing more about the Excrucians is useful, but coming from Ftisk it sounds....sinister."
<DanteE> "It's to save our hides, really."
<conradDragon> "Because is fuuun"
<DanteE> (to Martyrs: "No offense.")
<Theresa> "What would make sense to a Magister of the Dark? The fact that we all have our own reasons and we're going to do it our way, of our own free will?"
<DanteE> "Here's what happens if the meeting and a few miracles happens:
<Kite> "The information we are hoping for may help us determine whether Shirk or Lord Entropy are truly threats to Creation."
<DanteE> "He tells us what the War is about and maybe what Shirk and Entropy are doing.
<Random_Nerd> Martyrs: "Do /not/ try to second-guess him on this. Just give the answers, as well as you can figure them out."
<DanteE> "We act on that knowledge and _the war ends_."
<conradDragon> "Mine was my answer"
<Kite> "I....don't think that's a good answer, Dante."
<conradDragon> (was to Martyrs)
<Theresa> (Oh, reminds we, is War coming?)
<Kite> (He declined, I think)
<DanteE> (War didn't want to cross Destruction, I think)
<DanteE> "At least we'd know more about what's going on with the Valde Bellum."
<Theresa> "I'm..not sure what is my one reason."
<DanteE> "Does that mean we pack it in and go home?"
<Kite> "My reason for the meeting is that I want the War to end and this has potential to be a major stepping stone. I don't expect it to lead directly to success. We'll need to find the next stone from there. But we need to take this step to proceed."
<Theresa> "No. It just means that we as a group don't have a 'one reason'. But there doesn't have to be _one_ reason. We all have different personalities, different Codes. Why wouldn't we each have different reasons."
<conradDragon> "Cool reason Kite *Pat on shoulder*
- conradDragon nod nod at Theresa
<DanteE> (Is Martyrs with us in the huddle?)
<conradDragon> (I think yes)
<Kite> "As far as why it's a good idea...."
<Random_Nerd> (Martyrs is sitting and listening.)
<conradDragon> (we are better that comedy central)
<Theresa> (In a way, we are following Entropy's rules. We are serving the War and our Imperator before ourselves.)
<Random_Nerd> (For some reason, I picture her as Rachel Maddow, only without skin.)
<DanteE> "Martyrs. Can we convince your Ymera based on 'This is a stepping stone toward the War ending'?"
<Random_Nerd> Martyrs: "Don't try and second-guess him. Just give your best answer, don't try to predict what he'll want to hear."
<Random_Nerd> Martyrs: "That's not how he thinks."
<Random_Nerd> Martyrs: "What he usually goes for is a reason that the person /talking to him/ really believes in. If you really care about it, if you can get him excited about it... that can work."
<Random_Nerd> Martyrs: "But if you cynically calculate what he'll want to hear... nope."
- Theresa shrugs. "Then we give him all of our reasons. Dante's is the easiest to give but it's not all of ours. As to why it's a good one, all I've got is that it's better than nothing. And we've seen what Shirk is doing to other Estates."
<DanteE> "Shirk is trashing Creation with his very presence, and Entropy seems to be helping him.
<Random_Nerd> Martyrs: "Okay, are you ready?"
<Kite> "I believe so."
<Theresa> "As ready as I think we can be."
<DanteE> "Let's do it."
<Random_Nerd> Martyrs: "Sir, they're ready to answer you."
<Random_Nerd> Voice: "Very well. Proceed."
- conradDragon repeat my reason
<Kite> "[summary of answers]"
<Random_Nerd> V: "Is that why it's a good idea, or why you want to do it?"
<DanteE> (A step toward peace is both.)
<Random_Nerd> (Do you say that?)
<DanteE> (I'll defer to Kite)
<Kite> "A step toward peace is both."
<conradDragon> "Meeting with excrus will be fun, this is why I want to do it. And is a good idea because we can have more infos" *smile*
<Random_Nerd> V: "So, the reason why it's a sane and prudent and reasonable thing, and the /actual/ reason you /want/ to do it, just happen to be the same thing."
<Random_Nerd> V, to Conrad: "Now that, that I buy."
<Theresa> "Ftisk is that way, sir."
<Kite> "We want to do the sane, prudent and reasonable thing."
<Random_Nerd> V: "Why?"
<conradDragon> "Yes Ftisk is with this side of the wall"
<Theresa> (Uh...Wild? You sure about that for everyone, Kite? :) )
<Theresa> "To save my Imperator is why I want to do it. Because I have nothing better is why it's an idea, for me."
<Random_Nerd> (And aren't you worried that he knows too much about you guys to buy that?)
<Theresa> (True, he has probably heard about us from Martyrs and from gossip.)
<Random_Nerd> V, to Theresa: "So, what you really want is to do /something/ dramatic that you think might help, and this is just the best idea you came up with?"
<DanteE> (That might work if he's heard about me specifically)
<Kite> "Hmm...well, I guess I should amend my statement. We perceive these actions as sane, prudent and reasonable."
<DanteE> (It's the best idea that landed in our laps.)
<Random_Nerd> (...Kite's been replaced by the Idealogue!)
<Kite> "We have other reasons beyond what we offered you, but the ones that we feel make the idea 'good' are the ones that drive us most."
<DanteE> (So, we want to run with the dumb luck.
<DanteE> (I live in Nevada, I can really understand that. :p )
<Theresa> *to the voice* "Yes, sir."
<Random_Nerd> Voice: "And you, Courage? Both questions."
<conradDragon> (why? what is the connection with Nevada?)
<DanteE> (one of two states that has legal gambling)
<Kite> (Nevada and Michigan?)
<Kite> (I thought there were more...)
<Theresa> (Nevada has Las Vegas which is the biggest casino city in the US. :) )
<conradDragon> (oh, each day I learn a new thing!)
<DanteE> "This is part of an opportunity that landed in our laps.
<DanteE> "If it means we have a little more information that helps us keep Creation around, we're all for it.
<DanteE> "Plus it would seem to go against Entropy's plans...
<Random_Nerd> V: "So, it's a good idea because it provides information, and you /want/ to do it because..."
<DanteE> "I want to help Save Creation."
<DanteE> "It's where I keep all my stuff."
<conradDragon> (isn't one of your project and/or bond Dante?)
<Random_Nerd> V: "And it has nothing to do with tweaking Entropy's nose, for instance?"
<DanteE> "That's not the main reason. It would be a ... nice side effect."
<Random_Nerd> V: "Very well."
<Random_Nerd> V: "Martyrs. Should I go along with this plan?"
- Kite fidgets
<Random_Nerd> She looks at all of you.
- Theresa trusts Martyrs.
<conradDragon> (trust = pull with force? ?_? )
<Random_Nerd> M: "Do it. If there's a splinter group of Warmains who don't want to continue the War, we need to know about them. It'll get Entropy mad, but I've seen you do that with less of a reason than this."
<Random_Nerd> Voice: "Hmm."
<Theresa> (No, that would be thrust. Trust is...uh...I'm not sure how to put it. :) )
<DanteE> (have faith she'll do the right thing)
<conradDragon> (ah, ok, you were not crazy, is enough)
<Theresa> (Thank you, Dante. :) )
<conradDragon> ( /me bow to Dante)
<Kite> (Faith is a serviceable synonym.)
<Random_Nerd> V: "Then this is what I say. I give no promise to support any deal you offer to make with the Warmains. I may make my own deal, or agree to none."
<Random_Nerd> V: "I do not agree to keep any of this secret. Far from it."
<conradDragon> "Ohhhh free PR!"
<Random_Nerd> V: "But I do agree that the meeting should take place. They initiated this? I want to hear what their offer is."
- Kite places a wing on Ftisk
<conradDragon> (a wing like shut the f..d mouth shut?)
<Random_Nerd> V: "Martyrs will be my agent in this. She's smart enough to act on my behalf in the matter, and expendible enough that if everything goes wrong, the loss is not catatrophic."
- Theresa will try not to twitch.
<conradDragon> (does Martyrs wince?)
<DanteE> (I seriously doubt Martyrs is surprised)
<Random_Nerd> V: "From now on, you will deal with her in the matter. With respect to me, you can say that I agree that the meeting should take place, and that I am sending a Noble, but no more."
<Kite> (sort of in a pushing a hyper puppy down sort of way)
<Random_Nerd> (Dude, she's the POWER of MARTYRS.)
<Random_Nerd> (You don't take that job and then expect it to be all desk-work.)
<Random_Nerd> Martyrs: "Very good, sir."
<Kite> "What name do we use for you, sir?"
<conradDragon> (what's right's right RN)
<Random_Nerd> V: "The Magister of Martyrs, Night, and Angst."
<Kite> "Thank you, sir."
<DanteE> ('They call me ... Bob.' :p )
- Theresa will bow to the Imperator.
- DanteE bows as well.
- conradDragon bow too
- Kite bows
<Random_Nerd> (Cut the scene here?)
- Kite, no, curtsies
<Theresa> (Sounds good.)
<conradDragon> (yep cut here sound ok)
=-= Kite is now known as Verithe
<Random_Nerd> (Where will you go after this?)
<Random_Nerd> (There's someone who's going to contact you, when next all of you are together at a "home base" sort of place, and then the session will end.)
<DanteE> (Scene, not session, Verithe)
<DanteE> (Well, the obvious place would be the tower conference room)
=-= Verithe is now known as Kiteburger
<Theresa> (Should we visit Chancel Vulcan or go home and tell John?)
<Kiteburger> (I am so embarrassed!)
<conradDragon> (uhm, we can go to the tower and talk/debrief on the imp meeting)
<Kiteburger> (we can call John)
<conradDragon> (right! John!)
<Kiteburger> (Is there a reason to go to Vulcan?)
<conradDragon> (say hi to dad?)
<DanteE> (We can tell our aides and see if they keel over again.)
<conradDragon> (ask on the world progress?)
<Kiteburger> (Saying hi to dad would be a good reason to go.)
<Random_Nerd> (So, Vulcan or Amyra?)
<DanteE> (Which one's closer?)
<conradDragon> (ambivalent, what the others like best)
<Kiteburger> (We can eat exotic Vulcanian cuisine!)
<DanteE> (like Kiteburgers?)
<Theresa> (Amyra. Let's tell John and freak out the Aides.)
<DanteE> (Yeah, regroup in our meeting room)
<Kiteburger> (they are a sandwich crafted in honor of him)
<Theresa> (Yeah, not everyone can get cheeseburgers like Brian.)
<Kiteburger> (Nobody actually eats the kiteburgers, though. They're kinda gross.)
<Random_Nerd> A little while after you arrive back in the meeting room in the clock tower, a young man in an ill-fitting suit walks through the wall. He has a smirky little grin, and his hands drip with blood.
=-= Kiteburger is now known as Kite
<Random_Nerd> "Okay, it's looking like your little plan may actually take place, so here's how it's gonna be."
<Theresa> "..I forget, did Physics get killed by a Warmain?"
<Random_Nerd> "You're not going to ask for or demand that Sueridus Gaut return to the Outside, and you won't accept any deal that requires that he does."
<conradDragon> "... tempered is the right word"
<Kite> "I don't know if that was part of the plan, but okay."
<Random_Nerd> "And if you're smart, you're not going to ask me the reason why. Because if you ask me three times, I'll tell you, and then you'll know, and then you're fucked."
<Theresa> (Because right now, we're only just screwed.)
<conradDragon> "But I _had_ to know why..."
<Theresa> (Darn it, Brian's going to be ticked he's missing a shot at smacking Entropy.)
=-= Theresa is now known as BethE
=-= YOU are now known as Angelo
=-= DanteE is now known as Knockwood
<BethE> Do we know anyone who's stuck under the 'ask me three times' rule?
<Angelo> RN, you are evil and cat cuddling!
<Knockwood> Hey, a special guest star.
<Random_Nerd> Not that I'm aware of.
<Angelo> you simply can't say that and expect Ftisk don't ask why 33 times!
=-= Kite is now known as Verithe
<Knockwood> Now, is that Entropy, or somebody playing a horrible joke?
<BethE> No one ever accused this group of Nobles of being smart, though.
<Angelo> no one ever accused Ftisk
<Knockwood> and I should point out he just said His name...
<Random_Nerd> You've seen at least one Entropy-impersonator before.
<Random_Nerd> Of course, he died.
<Knockwood> which means we should expect the conference table to drop all our stuff and jump out a window
<Knockwood> Can I get a read on him with Psychology, or should we just assume we're dead meat?
<Verithe> Our conference table is loyal enough to us to sacrifice its life to be our table.
<Random_Nerd> If you tried, and you got a result, would you trust it?
<BethE> Oo, there's a thought. Since this dude used Shirk's name, it can cause Ftisk to shirk and thus not ask why a bunch of times. :)
<Angelo> maybe ... or Ftisk now is secretly plotting for his grand betrayal
<Knockwood> I would, because I have faith in myself. Whether it's warranted is another story.
<Verithe> If the result didn't make him go insane while still proving that it was Lord Entropy, I would not trust it.
<Verithe> Not that it's a thing that getting reads on Lord Entropy makes one insane....but it's a thing that could be.
<Knockwood> You're assuming that would be a change from the status quo
<Random_Nerd> Oh, hey!
<Random_Nerd> Okay, who did what in connection with their projects?
<Knockwood> as Angelo pointed out, I did...
<Random_Nerd> (Oh, and as of next session of Amyra if you don't mention projects until the session is over, then that's too late. The end-of-session roundup just isn't a good approach.)
<Random_Nerd> Which, and what?
<Knockwood> let's see which one fits best...
<Random_Nerd> Then no.
<Random_Nerd> If you have to look at your sheet after the fact to see which one fits best, no.
<Random_Nerd> Anyone else got something?
<Verithe> Does the secret getting leaked to Entropy count as a failure?
<Random_Nerd> Failure of what?
<Angelo> mine, login in into mind meister to check
<Random_Nerd> (And that secret leaked ages ago, it's just that he didn't think it was going to /work/ until recently, so he didn't bother.)
<Knockwood> Well, I've got 'Save the World' and 'Dante, Defender of the Universe'. :)
<Random_Nerd> Save the World isn't a Project, it's a vague goal that potentially nearly anything could connect to.
<Angelo> Gain out of the wall estate (as a preliminary step)
<Random_Nerd> It's gotta be more concrete than that, stuff like Bring Nobles Together.
<Verithe> Ftisk has the uniting a force against Entropy or was that Brian?
<Random_Nerd> I think that's Brian...
<Angelo> was Brian
<Random_Nerd> And I am /sure/ he'll get a chance at that next session.
<Knockwood> 'Figure out what's going to happen'?
<Angelo> I have blur inside and outside AND Gain an out of the wall estate
<Verithe> Kite had a Unite a Force in Defense of Creation project, but I've been ignoring it in favor of supporting the force against Entropy project.
<Random_Nerd> Did you try to figure out what's going to happen, and either succeed or fail?
<Knockwood> it's a step in that direction
<Random_Nerd> Too attenuated, I think.
<Random_Nerd> What do the rest of you think?
<Verithe> I....have trouble with the phrasing of "figuring out what's going to happen".
<Verithe> I feel it needs more context.
<BethE> I agree. Seems a bit too vague.
<BethE> And possibly like a caption on a Hyperbole and a Half picture.
<Angelo> yep too broad
<Knockwood> it's basically prepare for whatever's going to come at the Age end
<Verithe> I mean, conceivably, we are just building up to Mrs. Bell stubbing her toe on the sofa.
<Verithe> It's a thing that's going to happen.
<Random_Nerd> Yeah. And since that is the focus of this entire campaign, that makes it the equivalent of a Do Things And Stuff Project.
<Knockwood> That's the other one.
<Random_Nerd> Make it more specific and concrete.
<Random_Nerd> Like, the one about cooperation between Nobles?
<Random_Nerd> That's a good one.
<Random_Nerd> It's big in scope, but it's clear.
<Random_Nerd> And it's immediately obvious what does and doesn't fit it.
<Random_Nerd> Or Ftisk's Outside Estate thing. It's a big and difficult goal, but a concrete and specific one.
<Knockwood> OK, I need to break up 'Figure out...' then
<Verithe> Also the "things"
<Knockwood> Wait, I've got 'Figure out who Shirk is'.
<Knockwood> This is a step in that direction.
<Random_Nerd> That one's better.
<Random_Nerd> Okay... yeah, I buy that.
<Random_Nerd> Dante doing this is all /about/ finding out about Shirk.
<Random_Nerd> And you made progress.
<Knockwood> (What's the session number?)
<BethE> Well, I'm heading to bed. Good night, guys! *HUGS*
<Verithe> Take care, Beth
<Knockwood> g'night Beth
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<Angelo> my project are too vague for any progress right?
<Angelo> (and I forgot to take some test subjects for my gift project)
<Verithe> My projects are all....not focused on this, I think.
<Knockwood> Well, we now need to devote some effort to figuring out something about Shirk,
<Knockwood> or otherwise having something to trade with Vassa
<Random_Nerd> At this point, you pretty much have the support to make sure a meeting of some sort takes place.
<Verithe> I have one for figuring out a way to share Estates with the outside.
<Knockwood> will figuring out what happened on Breach Day help with that?
<Random_Nerd> So, you're in Phase 2: make sure it's /productive/.
<Random_Nerd> It might! It's certainly a subject of interest to Warmains.
<Random_Nerd> And at least the Shard 3 don't seem to know.
<Knockwood> it's a little tricky considering they don't have Time, so we can't ask what happened then
<Random_Nerd> You can, but you have to go at it right.
<Angelo> guys, I head to bed, have a nice day/night!
<Knockwood> cya Angelo
<Verithe> Take care, Angelo!
<Random_Nerd> Like, "What would cause a bunch of Warmains who were acting erratically to pick /this particular/ slice of Creation's time to enter?"
<Random_Nerd> Although that raises a question.
<Random_Nerd> The Warmains that were acting oddly... did it affect only ones that were already in Creation, or did it cross the wall?
<Random_Nerd> And with that, I will head off.
<Knockwood> ... g'night
<Verithe> Take care!
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<Knockwood> see you guys next week
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