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(09:11)System: Users in #vague-omnipresent-council:
Anarchon (DREAM STATE NORMAL)
GAIA (THE ONLY HOPE FOR YOUR MORTAL EXISTENCE)
etamnanki (dont listen to it)
/status away; mood Observing.
(09:11)System: Setting status to AWAY.
(09:11)System: Mood message set.
(09:12)Arbiter: Looks like another conspirator's stumbled down our little rabbit hole.
(09:13)Xenocartographer: Take a look at their status - it might be a while before they're fully integrated with the system. Remember reddragonfall?
(09:14)KittenLicks: Xeno, I hate to be a bothfur, but what's going on with your timestamps?
(09:14)Xenocartographer: What ever do you mean?
(09:15)Arbiter: Sometimes they're question marks, and sometimes they're not.
(??:??)Xenocartographer: I suppose they are. Frankly, I wouldn't put too much stock in time around here.
(27:62)Xenocartographer: For example...
(09:15)Arbiter: How are you doing that?
(wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff)Xenocartographer: Oh, shenanigans. Frankly, there's a lot odder even in this channel - I'm sure you've seen the user's list - let alone... deeper.
(09:16)Seabiscuit: D- deeper?
(Tilde)Xenocartographer: Regardless, I believe Arbiter wanted to raise an issue.
(09:18)Arbiter: Erm... right. Theo and MrE. Agh!
(09:19)Seabiscuit: W- well, at least we saved him, r- right?
(09:20)Dellis: Yes, that's the bright side of things.
(09:21)Arbiter: I don't know what to make of Theo's response, though. For all he talks about honour and minimizing collateral damage, he seems extremely short-sighted.
(Tilde)Xenocartographer: Or perhaps he's operating on a different scale.
(??:??)Xenocartographer: Ack, I forgot I still had that.
(09:21)Seabiscuit: Wh- what do you mean? D:
(Tilde)Xenocartographer: And back to tildes we go.
(09:22)Arbiter: Xeno, sometimes it doesn't seem like you're on this team at all.
(??:??)Xenocartographer: I'm not.
(09:22)Arbiter: ANYWAY, now we've got two of the people we care about in enemy hands. Wonderful. What are we going to do?
(09:23)Wildcat: Well, I could try pestering Sonja again. As poorly as it went last time, now that I've been proven right...
(09:24)KittenLicks: Sounds good to me-ow!
(09:24)Arbiter: Assuming we can even get through.
(09:25)Wildcat: Well, yeah. It can't hurt to try. Maybe leave a message in her normal channel, see how her friends react...
(09:25)Arbiter: It's an idea.
(09:25)KittenLicks: I'm in furrvor of the wildkitty's plan!
(09:25)Dellis: Arbiter, what if you call Theo out? Worst-case scenario, he ignores you and we can write him off as an asset, but sometimes persistence is the key.
(09:25)Arbiter: Wait, didn't she block you?
(09:25)Arbiter: Sure, Dellis.
(09:26)Wildcat: Well, it's not that hard to spin up an alt account, and Gods hasn't [censored]ed with this channel yet. I say we push our luck and see how it goes.
(??:??)Xenocartographer: Fortune favors the bold...~
(09:27)Arbiter: Right. Let's do it.
/log encrypt --stealth
(09:29)Wildcat: I'm sure you've noticed that Sonja is missing by now.
(09:29)Wildcat: Before you ask, no, it wasn't me.
(09:29)Wildcat: But please tell me EP is still around. I don't know what happened. Only that he was in danger.
(09:29)Wildcat: First, Meta, the attack on the Satirical was carried out by OITHEOI as a favor to GoO. As far as I know your father is still alive.
(09:29)Wildcat: As for Sonja, she was taken by Pancake. I believe he wants her AI, and that he has her in a holding cell in orbit somewhere.
/log no-encrypt --stealth
(09:30)System: Further messages in this channel are no longer being encrypted. Stealth mode: suppressing this message from everyone besides you and server ops.
(09:30)System: No one hears you (empty channel).
/message SonjaOfTheMoon Can you hear me?
$ connect holding-cell-07.private.the-griddle.orbit
resolving server name...
found server holding-cell-07.private.the-griddle.orbit
(09:32)Pancomputer: This intrusion has been logged. If you wanted to find your way into my secure holding facility, you're about to succeed.
connection to holding-cell-07.private.the-griddle.orbit lost!
(09:34)Wildcat: Well, that didn't work as intended. Pancake's server chased me off, and I haven't gotten any response from Sonja. Let's just hope the kids see my message in time.
(09:34)Wildcat: How about you, Arbiter?
/message OITHEOI Congratulations on your successful kidnapping op, you blue [censored]hole.
/message OITHEOI You got an achievement: Abduct an Old Man!
/message OITHEOI What is he to you? A bargaining chip? A trophy? Revenge? Or do you just want him to owe you a favour for "rescuing" him?
/message OITHEOI Or did you just want to play musical hostages with your buddy Pancake?
/message OITHEOI I mean, that must have been your plan, right, since you knew he was on the moon? Arrange some sort of sick trade, orange for purple?
/message OITHEOI Of course orange guys don't exactly have the longest lifespan when Eugene's involved, but that probably doesn't matter to a sick [censored] like you either, does it?
/message OITHEOI One little problem with that plan though, MrE doesn't have a nifty little AI on his computer, so looks like it's not quite a fair trade.
/message OITHEOI So great job, genius, now he's got two. Yeah, that's right, he still has the other one from before that you didn't believe me about.
/message OITHEOI But don't feel too bad about it. At least you succeeded in kidnapping some poor girl's father.
/message OITHEOI Why don't you brag to your friends Sonja and bloodshoes about how cool you are?
/message OITHEOI Or better yet, why don't you brag to Karl! Tell him everything. You've certainly had no problem doing that so far!
/message OITHEOI Then when you've done all that, go [censored] yourself. Perfect way to end the day.
/message reply So could you.
/message reply You know who I mean.
/message reply ...
/message reply Why do you want to take over the world so much, anyway? What's your beef with personal freedom?
/message reply ...
/message reply I'm talking about Sonja.
/message reply Gosh, I don't know, maybe a blue [censored]hole trying to take over the world?
/message reply Yeah, that's why I'm here. I mean, you're both kidnappers, but you haven't gone after schoolgirls. To my knowledge. Yet.
/message reply Yeah?
/message reply You mean like Karl?
/message reply Erm, okay. But he's totally backstabbing you.
/message reply ...
/message reply What do you want?
/message reply I contacted you about saving MrE.
/message reply Holding him hostage on a Russian boat isn't exactly my definition of "rescuing".
(09:42)System: Incoming private message from OITHEOI: He is undergoing medical care and will be released to a point of his choosing as soon as he is well enough and the coast is clear. You would hardly want me to expose him, or innocent sailors, to undue harm, would you?
/message reply ...
/message reply Huh?
(09:43)System: Incoming private message from OITHEOI: Our favorite breakfast food has more than a few methods of "enhanced interrogation", and I'm sure he'd be interested in trying them out on an old foe. Worse, his mastery of Etamnanki means he might not even need to engage to do so.
/message reply Okay, so, what do you want me to do?
(09:44)System: Incoming private message from OITHEOI: I want to know more about his assets, and how he produces them. And you seem to have your own ways of gathering information. I'm sure you can see where I'm going with this.
/message reply Weren't you lecturing me about playing hunches just a few minutes ago?
/message Unum_Relicuum It would seem that you and I share ideology, but is that where our similarities end i wonder? Consider the following message an assurance that you are whom i seek: "57 6b 64 77 20 6c 76 20 71 72 77 20 67 68 64 67 20 7a 6b 6c 66 6b 20 66 64 71 20 68 77 68 75 71 64 6f 20 6f 6c 68 2c" Our potential to work together hinges greatly on your response; do not keep me waiting.
/query --by-alias="The Inquisitor", --by-alias="The Templar"
(09:47)((Delta)): It has been done.
/status away; mood Heeding-The-Call