The Confessional.   Posted by System AI.Group: 0
Moya
 Wanderer, 30 posts
 AC14 HP26/26
 F+5 R+4 W+9 P+7
Sat 23 Jul 2022
at 19:59
The Confessional
Moya smiles, "Nathan, wid ye mind taking ye're turn while I help Mo get ready Hun?"
Connor
 Wanderer, 101 posts
 AC-18(19), HP-22/22
 F+5, R+9, W+7, Per+5
Sun 24 Jul 2022
at 00:42
The Confessional
Connor looked at Mo.

"If you can't or don't want to talk a lot...then just don't No pressure. The audience knows it's gonna get varied responses from us because we're different people. So just gather your thoughts and speak when you're ready and good for it." he said encouragingly.

"And who knows? If you need some conversation practice I'll introduce you to Cabochon soon after this. Trust me...he'll keep chattering away until he gets put away, if you get my drift. you'll be a speaking master under his tutelage by the time we beat the next apex." he added with a grin.
Chalei'nh
 Wanderer, 31 posts
 AC 19, 28/28 HP
 F+7, R+9, W+9, P+7
Sun 24 Jul 2022
at 01:49
The Confessional
- "Pretty much. Don't know much about showbiz, but if there's one thing that stuck watching it, it's 'character'."

Chalei'nh smirked, half-turned to watch the exchange between Mo and Moya play out. With Connor lending his advice as well, she figured she may as well chip in with her own.

- "Talk a lot? It's your character. Don't say much? It's your character. Show up in a dress? It's what your character would do. Best thing you could do is to just be yourself, it may not give off the absolute bestest impression -- whatever that may be -- but at least no one will catch you breaking it."
Nathan
 Wanderer, 45 posts
 AC-17, HP-26/26
 F+5, R+8, W+8, Per+8
Sun 24 Jul 2022
at 06:23
The Confessional
Nathan decided now was a good time as any to start speaking. "We are new to all of this. give us a chance and we can witty and entertaining as we are deadly to our enemies" Nathan will give a wink and a smile. 'I feel like a absolute tool' he thinks to himself

He will continue. "Unlike many of the recent 'volunteers' I had have experience in combat. The two most useful skills in the military that I am making the most use of is spotting the enemy before they spot me and as well as finding and neutralizing the traps the enemy tried to hurt us with."

"while I survived my tour of duty the things I experienced made it hard for me to interact with people whose only experience with violence was viewing it from a distance in the comfort of their safe and comfortable homes." Keep it friendly with your current audience. Nathan said to himself bad rating could get you and your team killed

"After a year of introspection on the street" While avoiding dying from the elements, other homeless or drinking myself to death I manage to get to college and get a job in law enforcement. I was working in Police department in California for about three years before my city and most of friends disappeared.
Quasar
 NPC, 2 posts
 Late Night Host
 Very Popular
Thu 28 Jul 2022
at 15:55
The Confessional
Chalei'nh:
"Well, what's there to tell? Lived in a peaceful little corner of our world where the only thing trying to kill you is the air conditioning bill, and then your people presented an offer that was hard to refuse. After stepping through I did spend half a day glitch hunting though, so..."


"Well, at least now you are a star! Am I right, folks!?" Quasar waves to the audience, who screams their approval. Chalei'nh notices there are several elves all in one section. They have a holographic banner up hovering above them, with an image of her going through several martial Katas. Words above the moving image says 'Fist of the wind!'

Moya:
"Ah'm Moya fi Embra and all mah life ah've loved trees and flowers and herbs in general. Dis'nt matter whether they're green or red or brown and I love fungi just as much, especially magic mushrooms."


"Everybody loves the magic mushrooms! Just ask the actual magic ones, right over there!" Quasar replies. He gestures, and in the audience there are a group of mushroom humanoids. The only features they have on what passes for faces are glowing eyes. The rest of it seems to be a giant mushroom with arms and legs. They don't cheer, or make any noise really. Instead, they release a spoor cloud that shows an image of Moya herself, and words form over her. Saying 'Grow for me!'

Connor:
"Well let's see...I was living a perfectly peaceful life. Well peaceful enough if you don't count my annoying ex frequently being annoying that is...."


Quasar seems to gloss over most of what Connor says, but his black eyes seem to widen upon hearing one thing. "An ex, huh? That is very...interesting." His long fingers tap together, and he puts on a smirk that looks anything but friendly. He does gesture, and Connor notices a group of what looks like floating rocks. Very familiar looking floating rocks. They each glow, one after the other, and an image of Connor's familiar appears. A smaller version of Connor himself seems to be off to the side.

Mo:
"I'm from London," he says, "And that film is all wrong, just like they say."


Quasar smirks at Mo. "Our research team is top notch, my friend. We know about your three violent gods that you folks watched all the time. Larryzous, Shempus, and Mo. Which clearly you are named after. And your fans love it!" He gestures to a group of Gnolls in the audience, who have a very normal looking banner with a picture of Mo wielding his flail. It's words read 'MOMO, the burning arc of death!' They let off hyena like cackles upon seeing Quasar gesture to them.

Nathan:
"After a year of introspection on the street, I manage to get to college and get a job in law enforcement. I was working in Police department in California for about three years before my city and most of friends disappeared."


"We know. We got plenty of your fellow cops...on file." Quasar snickers darkly. "That being said, you got a bunch of folks excited to see what you can do!" He gestures, and the spotlight shows a group of various human-like beings, with minor differences from earth humans. Many of them are dressed like Nathan, and have obviously toy rifles slung over their backs. They also have a banner, saying 'One shot, one kill!' They cheer and wave their fake weapons about as the attention falls on them.

Quasar seems about to say something else, but then touches the spot where a human's ear would be on his enormous head. "Gentlebeings, I am being told there has been a sudden change! Coming from the outer void which he was being stored in...it's...MALCOM!!!"

The crowd goes wild, and Malcom suddenly appears from nowhere among his fellow Wanderers. He looks confused, and shocked as he clearly was not prepared for any of this, and may not even have gotten to talk to his PR agent. A group of people, of various races, and each having a copy of the amulet he wears around his neck stand and scream their approval at the top of their lungs. Malcom and the other wanderers have no idea what any of that means...

This message was last edited by the player at 18:46, Thu 28 July 2022.

Chalei'nh
 Wanderer, 32 posts
 AC 19, 28/28 HP
 F+7, R+9, W+9, P+7
Thu 28 Jul 2022
at 16:32
The Confessional
Chalei'nh let out a loud guffaw when Quasar mentioned the names of their 'gods'. While religion in itself could turn into a rather violent affair at times, she doubted the Three Stooges were any part of that.

- "They... may have missed one or two things. Those three, we watch them for entertainment, they're in the same line of work as you are."

When Malcom appeared, Chalei'nh decided she could not resist playing along, and waved the winged man over. As she shifted in her seat to turn towards him, she nudged the person she was sitting next to, hoping they'd get the hint and join in as well.

- "Malcom! Glad to see you could make it. Here, we saved you a spot."
Malcom
 Wanderer, 27 posts
 AC: 19(21) HP: 30/30
 F+7/ R+7/ W+6/ Per +4
Thu 28 Jul 2022
at 18:14
The Confessional
He blinks at the bright lights for a second as confusion spreads across his face, then he decides to roll with it. This is not the strangest thing that has happened since the event.

He throws his arms up in a 'V' and screams "VICTORY OR OOOO-BLIVION!!!" He flexes his wings, snapping them out the sides. When he doesn't rise in flight he almost stumbles but instead takes a half step towards those wearing copies of his amulet. He pumps his arms in the air three times to an accompanied "Hoo! Hoo! HOO!"

Then he turns and trots over to the offered seat. Leaning in to Chalei'nh as he sits down. "Where the heck are we now?" He whispers.
Chalei'nh
 Wanderer, 33 posts
 AC 19, 28/28 HP
 F+7, R+9, W+9, P+7
Thu 28 Jul 2022
at 18:39
The Confessional
Chalei'nh lowered her voice as well, but not to the point where she couldn't be heard by Malcom over the crowd.

- "Long story short, pre-show for the next Dungeon. Welcome to the team."
Malcom
 Wanderer, 28 posts
 AC: 19(21) HP: 30/30
 F+7/ R+7/ W+6/ Per +4
Thu 28 Jul 2022
at 18:43
The Confessional
"Weren't we supposed to get a rest or something?" He raises a fist for a bump as she welcomes him. "Glad to be aboard"
Moya
 Wanderer, 32 posts
 AC14 HP26/26
 F+5 R+4 W+9 P+7
Thu 28 Jul 2022
at 19:04
The Confessional
Moya smiles to see Malcolm but she looks back to Quasar and asks, "Are there no people here from Earth's other intelligent species?  No Daleks? No Pigs? No Rabbits?"
Quasar
 NPC, 3 posts
 Late Night Host
 Very Popular
Thu 28 Jul 2022
at 19:13
The Confessional
In reply to Moya (msg # 103):

Quasar smirked, and interlocked his fingers and tapped his large thumbs together. "Earth only had one intelligent species...dolphins. They left before the corporate take over." 
Moya
 Wanderer, 33 posts
 AC14 HP26/26
 F+5 R+4 W+9 P+7
Thu 28 Jul 2022
at 19:24
The Confessional
Moya matches Quasar's smirk with one of her own. "Aye thass whit we thought as well until 2004 when we found out that Magpies were more intelligent than dolphins or humans and they were running things.  I don't suppose you saw any of them?  Little black and white birds with a penchant fi gran' theft planet?"
Quasar
 NPC, 4 posts
 Late Night Host
 Very Popular
Thu 28 Jul 2022
at 19:26
The Confessional
In reply to Moya (msg # 105):

"Well...that's what the Dolphins wanted you to think!" He laughed and laughed, and a good portion of the audience laughed with him. The people most clearly not laughing seems to be Malcom's fans, who gripped their amulets tightly.
Chalei'nh
 Wanderer, 34 posts
 AC 19, 28/28 HP
 F+7, R+9, W+9, P+7
Thu 28 Jul 2022
at 19:50
The Confessional
- "Or maybe that's what we wanted the dolphins to think. After all, they're not taking part in this show now, are they?"

Chalei'nh smirked at Quasar, spreading her arms after the fist-bump with Malcom. Quasar had once again been referencing Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and so she wanted to see what the reaction would be if she'd follow along that path.

- "I mean, letting the mice think that was great fun too, don't get me wrong, but getting the dolphins to deal with Vogon bureaucracy on immigrations? Oh yeah."
Quasar
 NPC, 5 posts
 Late Night Host
 Very Popular
Thu 28 Jul 2022
at 19:54
The Confessional
In reply to Chalei'nh (msg # 107):

"No they are not taking part of the show..." Quasar said, his voice turning a bit cruel. "...you see, they are recognized as intelligent beings. Therefore they have rights in the confederacy. I have no idea who these 'Vogons' are, but they are certainly not coming to help any of you, wanderer!"
Malcom
 Wanderer, 31 posts
 AC: 19(21) HP: 30/30
 F+7/ R+7/ W+6/ Per +4
Thu 28 Jul 2022
at 19:57
The Confessional
He looked down into his Amulet hoping to find some solace in figure of the girl he is protecting, while trying to make sense of the conversation around him. Did I just fall into a talk show hosted by a reincarnated Douglas Adams?
System AI
 NPC, 51 posts
 Boon granted!
 Its not what you think...
Thu 28 Jul 2022
at 19:59
The Confessional
In reply to Malcom (msg # 109):

Malcom sees the amulet glow, the tiny image of the sleeping girl seems to move in reaction to some dream she was having. The light, the same light from the audience, catches Malcom's eye. He turns to see the people who cheered for him, all wearing similar amulets to him, their necklaces where also glowing. They all had what looked like a copy of his crystal. They all met his gaze, and nodded grimly.
Moya
 Wanderer, 34 posts
 AC14 HP26/26
 F+5 R+4 W+9 P+7
Thu 28 Jul 2022
at 21:12
The Confessional
In reply to Chalei'nh (msg # 107):

Moya grinned and leaned over to 'whisper' in Chalei'nh's ear just loud enough for the audience to hear, "Hey hen, d'ye ken any o that Vogon poetry, and if so, do ye mind whit ye ken?  Might come in useful later."
Mo
 Wanderer, 21 posts
 Ac-19, HP-32/32
 F+9, R+7, W+4, Per+6
Thu 28 Jul 2022
at 21:27
The Confessional
Mo sniggers to himself. He wouldn't mind seeing some Daleks, so long as they weren't real. While the others are talking about magpies and dolphins - he doesn't get that reference - he waves at the gnolls then swings his flail a little to see if he can get a rise.
Connor
 Wanderer, 103 posts
 AC-18(19), HP-22/22
 F+5, R+9, W+7, Per+5
Fri 29 Jul 2022
at 00:50
The Confessional
Connor's eyes squinted dangerously a moment as the host Quasar began showing an image of Cabochon. He wasn't exactly sure what the host was getting at - it could be interpreted in many ways - but Connor did know it was an attempt to rile him up and he wasn't going to let himself be baited while they were doing a confessional. and so he relented, and shrugged for now.

Then Malcome suddenly fell into the picture!

"Oh look everyone! Now this is a real knight in shining armor. Or or less anyway. Cape wingy armor." Connor said with a smile as Malcome re-appeared.

"Hey buddy! What happened to you before? I thought D'Monix sucjed you into some portal and put you on another team or something. That's what happened to some of the others. Or were you just a bit late taking the exit out?" he asked.

"Well whatever the case it's glad to have you back. We picked lost of people and picked up a few new ones for our team. We're in the confessional now and out there is a real live audience. So wave and look pretty at them and stuff." he added.

Connor then turned to the audience and gave a wave and a few poses himself, just to go along with the mood right now and hopefully to throw off the host.
Tsuki
 Wanderer, 67 posts
 AC: 17, HP: 28/28
 F:+6 R:+5 W:+7 Per:+5
Fri 29 Jul 2022
at 02:28
The Confessional
Tsuki just shakes her head at all the antics, and Malcom's sudden appearance. "Nice of you to join us Malcom." Tsuki said matter of factly.

She then looked towards Quasar finally introducing herself. "I am Kuki Tsukiko," She said, stating her name in the traditional formal Japanese manner of the last name first. "and I come from Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan." Then she looked towards the crowd. "I am a priestess of the Kami-Inari. But more so, I am now a Yokai known as a Kitsune, Tsuki. And I have but one goal." As she says that last sentence electricity plays along her tails, before dissipating.
Nathan
 Wanderer, 47 posts
 AC-17, HP-26/26
 F+5, R+8, W+8, Per+8
Fri 29 Jul 2022
at 04:58
The Confessional
quote:
"We know. We got plenty of your fellow cops...on file." Quasar snickers darkly.


As Nathan is groaning inwardly he is giving a smile and a thumbs-up to his fans.

When Quasar mentions his fellow cops having been filed he will calmly smile back And in that file is some of the best people I have ever worked with. Those people understood the value of teamwork. "

He will look first towards his original teammates "Together me and my new friends here, with no time to train together and no previous experiencein this type of game, have managed to pull together as a team.

Nathan looks to his new teammates "We have succeed with a our first level the addition of our newest friends we will continue winning

As he continues smiling at ET's and Lex Luthor's love child he will think to himself  And if there is any justice left in this universe we will live to see our feet on your masters' collective  necks
Chalei'nh
 Wanderer, 35 posts
 AC 19, 28/28 HP
 F+7, R+9, W+9, P+7
Fri 29 Jul 2022
at 09:28
The Confessional
In reply to Quasar (msg # 108):

Chalei'nhs smirk turned into a grin as Quasar replied, visibly scanning the audience.

- "Yeah, see, i don't see any of them in the audience today either. Shame, that: I wonder why that is..."

She could imagine a number off reasons, chief one being the dolphins would most likely be working off their transportation debt given that, if they had been capable of reaching Galactic civilization by themselves, then Earth wouldn't have been in this mess to begin with. Served 'em right, the fookin' traitors. She turned to Moya.

- "Hmm... I'll work on it. No promises though, i'll need to find a way to avoid friendly fire first."
Moya
 Wanderer, 35 posts
 AC14 HP26/26
 F+5 R+4 W+9 P+7
Fri 29 Jul 2022
at 14:03
Re: The Confessional
Nathan:
As he continues smiling at ET's and Lex Luthor's love child he will think to himself  And if there is any justice left in this universe we will live to see our feet on your masters' collective  necks


Moya doesn't hear this but she is beginning to think like a plant and have you ever thought how Japanese Knotweed is thinking as it pushes its tendrils into concrete, or how willow feels as it begins the process of new forest growth in the place that was formerly your local railway station.  Moya and her kind will live to rewild the place formerly known as the galactic empire/republic w-evz.
Quasar
 NPC, 6 posts
 Late Night Host
 Very Popular
Fri 29 Jul 2022
at 14:41
The Confessional
In reply to Tsuki (msg # 114):

Quasar has to restrain himself from snapping at the other wanderers, but nods at Tsuki instead. "Yeah, your one goal...the goal of all of you, is to survive! And lets give them a big round of applause for them getting this far!" He gestures at the crowd.

They scream, cheer, and hoot in appreciation, and Tsuki sees a group of fox-people like her, carrying an elaborate silk banner. Tsuki recognizes the Japanese writing, but for the others the sign is translated. 'Lady of the Storm!' it reads, with an image of Tsuki firing lighting from her tail, with similar energy coming from her eyes and hands.

"Well, we got a lotta other Wanderers to get to, so with any luck some of you will survive after the next level!" Quasar gestures, and the holographic audience vanishes. "We are gonna have a lot of...fun...surprises for you next level." He sneers at the Wanderers, and then he vanishes as well.

After that, the red holographic sign appears.

PREPARE FOR TRANSPORT TO LEVEL 2. INITATATING...

OOC-To be continued in the Level 2 Guild hall