Ephebe doesn't know yet either. She spent a lot of time in the next day, but it involves events that didn't put her into contact with anyone who knew that information. And keeping track off where she is in her personal timeline in reference to everyone else is...challenging. The joys of time travel. :P
Ephebe shook her head. "Events are changing too fast. The near future is in total flux right now. I'm looking at probabilities rather than certainties. My knowledge of the champions suggests that they're more likely to work together. It's the Patrons that worry me. They're not used to being in such close proximity all the time. It's....wait, you said that the beginning was happening in the middle," she said turning towards Death. "This...this is the beginning of the Game?"
Death nodded, but didn't elaborate beyond that simple confirmation.
He's silent for a moment, while he tries to wrap his head around this."Alright, you were correct Master on the linear non-linear time being difficult to understand. So, if the Game is just beginning, how can I be your Champion, if you haven't picked me yet?"
He sits down...
"I think this may be beyond my ability to rationalize."
Ephebe will get a strong sense of failure and frustration over the link.
TIME IS NOT LINEAR. BUT THERE ARE TWO OF THEM. TWO OF KRONOS. EVERYTHING HAS A BEGINNING AND AN END, EVEN TIME. IF YOU HAVE TWO TIMES YOU HAVE TWO BEGINNINGS AND TWO ENDINGS. THE RULES OF THE GAME ARE THE SAME, BUT IT STARTS TWICE. AND ENDS TWICE. AND REALLY NOBODY EVER ACTUALLY WINS BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE SILLY, BUT FOREVER IS A VERY LONG TIME AND IT KEEPS US ALL BUSY.
He chuckles and adds "for a start I'm having to update my dating requirements to include "not susceptible or highly resistant to mind control""
"Well, that's a low bar to clear around here," she said, smiling. "You'd be surprised how many people are resistant or immune to mind control."
After getting the feel for the weight of the card, Tybalt faces the balloon and goes for one more throw.1d20
But when he hears Andromeda speak up over how he had been acting with Dave, he's actually so surprised that he loses his foot and tosses the card. But the mix of hardening and homing magics have it curve back around and brush over the cat's head, severing a lock of his hair. If he'd fallen any slower, he might've lost his eyes. He's quickly back up, teleporting into an upright position. "No, I, uh, we're just friends. I wasn't I uh... Ya. Friends." He immediately tries to start playing it off like it wasn't anything, but he isn't so great at doing so, as he's literally reviewing everything he's done since he entered the room with his lace, trying to find where he went too far. As far as he's concerned, it was exclusively him being awkward.
The card embeds itself in the side of a tool box some time after being thrown, but Tybalt is again oblivious to his... probably 4th or 5th brush with death or fatal injury.
"Uh, you okay there? I think your aim is getting worse....maybe we should pick a game that doesn't include a risk of accidental great bodily harm?"
Adon Derro wrote:Sadie Jhiwoon wrote:After what seemed like forever walking through the stacks in the fey section, Sadie started to shiver. She was from a warm climate and never quite got used to the cold. She could see her breath in the air in front of her. "I think we're on the right track," she said through chattering teeth.adon doesn't even really seem to take note, as static gathers around his hands and feet, and across his back. Whatever this is, it really doesn't seem to like the cold, either. Regardless, adon searches the walls like nothing's wrong, seemingly oblivious to the static.
Sadie notices the static and frowns, but Adon doesn't seem to be in pain at the moment so she doesn't say anything. Reluctantly, she head deeper into the cold, searching for any book titles that sound promising."Hey, this one looks like it might be helpful. It's like a bestiary of sorts, but for creatures from beyond reality. Not really flattering towards them though. And the pictures are disturbing," she called out, as she examined a book.
"... Given what I know of them, thst sounds about right. Whst's it say? Or should I read it? Uhm. Is there a right answer?"adon's static grows thicker the longer they're in the section. It's starting to become faintly audible.
Jiminy, Prankster of the Future wrote:::Technically, if we can hack into their starcaster, I'm pretty sure we can send their ship into the sun the first time they try to jump. Or better yet, set it to auto jump as soon as they clear atmosphere....but there's a good chance that they might notice something was off and find a way to override. We may need to create a sort of tugboat of sorts to force them out of the system and then destroy them. Or, just force them into the gravitational pull of a large star. I know I didn't design those shuttles well enough to withstand a star.::
::I think the last idea may be the easiest to pull off, but I will let Eve know we are willing to help, regardless:: Fei replies.
"Designation Fei: This offer is acceptable, Eve. We will allow the rest of the collective to complete their construction and leave the planet, then...resolve the issue."
"Query: How do you wish to proceed while we wait for the ship's completion?"
DESIGNATION EVE: Offer: We will share information about ourselves with you so you can plan how to best deal with the others once they have completed their ship. Sending: File....
"Ah true, but it's still yet another standard to hold the potential future Mrs De'Foul.. Or maybe not Mrs, there's no need to limit my options further" he snorts but grows more serious at tybalt's fumble "yeah man, I know there's lots of healing available here, but I still don't want you or anyone else hurt"
The catfolk sighs as he waves the balloon and remaining cards away, flicking the scar in the tool box with a quickened mending that buffs the hole out.
"They were just playing cards until that one. And I didn't expect it to go exactly like that..."
Poor cat just can't get a break.
"If your mom can copy this thing Johnny gave me, then you could really pick anyone if they get one, Dave. Since it stops compulsions. I don't really know how easy it will be though. All of Johnny ' tech stuff was really weird and kinda squishy. I'd never been to a planet or on a ship with stuff like that before."