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[Unichat log --]
(12:42)Seabiscuit: H- hey, uhm, UR's dragging me into a private chat with him and Padlock! And Rasputin! Brb~
(12:42)Seabiscuit: Oh, uhm
(12:43)Seabiscuit: Omg omg guys, I still needa tell Pancake something to gain his trust! He wants to know what Rasputin is up to in Russia, but Rasputin won't tell me. Any ideas for a convincing lie?
(12:43)Seabiscuit: (Also, Anarchon, can you sea this, buddy??)
(12:44)Arbiter: Xeno? Can he?
(??:??)Xenocartographer: There is as yet insufficient data for a meaningful answer.
(12:44)Arbiter: Figures. Biscuit (can I call you that?), I don't know, but that does remind me of something I need to take care of.
/message OITHEOI Capturing a conspirator, eh? Finally, someone who actually deserves to get kidnapped!
/message OITHEOI There's a metric butt-tonne of them at Algernon University right now. It's open season on breakfast goons.
/message OITHEOI They're there to either assassinate or capture a certain student, an operation of which I believe you're aware. In case you didn't know by this point, they are not protecting this student. They wish him harm.
/message OITHEOI Geez, Panny's sure got a thing for attacking college-age kids, eh? The creep.
/message OITHEOI I don't know if you've figured this out by now either, but they also killed bloodshoes. Hence my "orange guys don't exactly have the longest lifespan when Eugene's involved" comment from earlier.
/message OITHEOI ...I'm sorry about that, by the way. I don't know if you give a [censored] about his death, but he seemed like a good guy, and I'm sorry he's dead.
/message OITHEOI He didn't deserve to have his death referred to so callously by some indigo dickhead in order to mock some blue dickhead. You deserved it, but he didn't, and for that I apologize.
/message OITHEOI Anyway, I understand that they're under EMCON right now, so they can't contact Eugene through the usual channels. Now is the best time to strike.
/message OITHEOI Oh, and by the way, I'm pretty sure that the guy you once described as "Chinese-Nigerian, has a limp in his right leg, wears digital glasses" goes by the name bobtheconspirator, and that he's the one who killed bloodshoes.
/message OITHEOI Just in case you capture them and are having difficulty deciding who to "interrogate" first.
System: Incoming private message from user OITHEOI:
(12:47)OITHEOI: Ah, there you are. And yes, that is unforuntate, but does go a ways to explaining certain events. Did you know him?
/message reply Huh? No. But Pancake had him killed. Don't you think we should do something?
System: Incoming private message from user OITHEOI:
(12:47)OITHEOI: Alexander being in danger is a greater concern. We need assets on the ground.
/message reply I was hoping you could help there.
System: Incoming private message from user OITHEOI:
(12:49)OITHEOI: Unfortunately, no. I am vastly more comfortable with technological solutions.
/message reply So you're a hacker.
System: Incoming private message from user OITHEOI:
(12:50)OITHEOI: In part. And you?
/message reply It's complicated.
System: Incoming private message from user OITHEOI:
(12:51)OITHEOI: Then it appears our ability to act in this situation is limited.
/message reply You didn't have much trouble taking out that destroyer. And its crew. :/
System: Incoming private message from user OITHEOI:
(12:52)OITHEOI: Flying military aircraft into a university may have less than desirable side-effects.
/message reply Fair enough. I suppose we'll have to get creative. Could we strike a deal with one of the other chess players?
System: Incoming private message from user OITHEOI:
(12:53)OITHEOI: Is that what you call us?
/message reply Yup. You sit there, pulling strings behind the scenes to maneuver things into whatever the hell it is you want. It seems fitting.
System: Incoming private message from user OITHEOI:
(12:55)OITHEOI: We're hardly alone in that regard. Let me forward you a log.
[Unichat log --]
/setalias --alias="Councilor"
(23:08)System: Alias set. Note that users of moderator rank or above may bypass your alias.
/join this anonymous channel
(23:09)System: Now joining this anonymous channel.
(23:09)System: Padlock invited active user OITHEOI to join this anonymous channel.
(23:09)System: Padlock invited active user __RSPTN__ to join this anonymous channel.
(23:09)System: Padlock invited active user Admiral Pancake to join this anonymous channel.
(23:09)System: User Admiral Pancake is joining this anonymous channel.
(23:10)System: User __RSPTN__ is joining this anonymous channel.
(23:10)Admiral Pancake: What is this all about?
(23:11)System: User OITHEOI is joining this anonymous channel.
(23:11)__RSPTN__: Ooooooooh.
(23:13)Padlock: Well, well, well... I hear you three haven't been getting along very well together, let's talk about that. Now, remember; this is a safe place free of judgement. Which one of you would like to start?
/mood *Patiently waiting with a face full of concern, and hope, for the future of this relationship.*
(23:13)System: Mood message set.
(23:13)Admiral Pancake: What the [censored] are you playing at?
(23:15)Padlock: Panak, these chatlogs clearly show a lot of hostility towards your friends; before reprimanding a subordinate, why don't you try putting yourself in their shoes - what could be the reason for their failure, perhaps you're working them too hard? Go a little easier on your conspirators, you'll see that a little encouragement goes a long way!
(23:16)Admiral Pancake: ...
(23:17)Padlock: And __RSPTN__ your power-struggle relationship with ThatOneVampChick isn't healthy for either of you. You both should sit down and have a serious discussion about the potential strain that it is putting on the two of you. Open a line of honest emotional communication between both of you and really speak what your hearts are saying.
(23:18)__RSPTN__: Oh, I'm sure it's terribly unhealthy! But it's fun, and life is short. :)
(23:19)Padlock: Theodore, your superior attitude towards others is a real problem - you have to stop pushing people away when you feel you've lost control, let go of control and live freely. You may think you don't need anyone, but everyone needs someone, even Panak has SilentConspirator... who do you have?
(23:20)Padlock: I'm sorry, but were all out of time for this session. I think we all have some thing to work on for next time. Let's try to close those gaps between you and fix this beautiful relationship together, OK? Good luck you three!
*(23:20)Padlock Gives a warm smile and walks you out.*
(23:24)OITHEOI: Who the devil was that?
[Unichat log --]
(12:56)OITHEOI: Now, if this "Councilor" happens to be a friend of yours... While I suspect this was a distraction, I'd still like to break that alias.
(12:56)Arbiter: What makes you think it's an alias?
(12:57)OITHEOI: I couldn't find an account by that name. That leaves either an alias or a protected account, and I've ruled out the latter to my satisfaction.
(12:58)Arbiter: Well, nope. No idea who they are.
(12:58)OITHEOI: Hm.
(12:58)Arbiter: Figuring out what to do with EP is definitely more important. This is probably just a distraction, as you said.
(12:58)OITHEOI: If you have an idea, I'm all ears.
[Unichat log --]
/message FelisKitty Oh, roomie dearest, where you at?
System: Incoming private message from user FelisKitty:
(14:08)FelisKitty: Professor Blackwood's office. I had office hours. He's-
System: Incoming private message from user FelisKitty:
(14:09)FelisKitty: He's been shot, Alex. Oh, my God. There's blood everywhere.
/message reply Oh my god.
/query FelisKitty

(14:09)System: Initiating private chat with active user FelisKitty.
(14:09)EntropicPhantom: Felicity? D:
*(14:09)FelisKitty hug D:*
(14:09)FelisKitty: He- he's dead, Alex. I- I checked, but I- I didn't need to-
(14:09)FelisKitty: I think these are shotgun wounds. They're all over his torso. Whoever did this was out to cause pain.
(14:10)EntropicPhantom: Tell me you called security?
(14:13)FelisKitty: Yes, but I only got the office's voicemail. The message said they were responding to a lockout. But the cops are on their way.
(14:14)EntropicPhantom: Good thinking. Do you think you should come by the room?
(14:15)FelisKitty: I don't know. I'd like to be here to show the police what I found...
(14:16)EntropicPhantom: I'd feel more comfortable with you here. You left them a detailed message, right? I'm sure they're in touch with security.
(14:16)FelisKitty: You'd think so, but why haven't the alarms gone off? This is definitely lockdown-worthy...
(14:16)FelisKitty: Something's not right here.
(14:17)EntropicPhantom: You mean besides Professor Blackwood being dead?!
(14:18)FelisKitty: I mean, this isn't how this should be handled. Where are the emergency services? Something should have happened by now...
(14:19)EntropicPhantom: It's only been a few minutes, hasn't it?
(14:20)FelisKitty: That shouldn't matter. I study this stuff, Alex, and this is wrong.
(14:21)EntropicPhantom: Nnnnnnnn...
(14:21)EntropicPhantom: You sure you don't want to come back here? Whatever's going on can't be safe.
(14:22)FelisKitty: I... I don't know, Alex. I'm very concerned.
(14:23)EntropicPhantom: I'm concerned about you, Fel! A- and if something really is going on, and something happens to you, then you can't follow up on it...
(14:25)FelisKitty: What do you mean?
(14:25)EntropicPhantom: I mean...
(14:25)EntropicPhantom: What if the killer's still here?
(14:26)FelisKitty: [censored]!
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[Unichat auxiliary records --]
Xenocartographer (Official Note): Meanwhile, and tangential:

[8:59:51 PM] Xenocartographer (Boyfriend of Beckybiscuit): ...which really should have tipped me off that [we're talking about zero escape and I'm redacting the spoilers, also go play zero escape]
[8:59:52 PM] Xenocartographer (Boyfriend of Beckybiscuit): oh well
[9:00:15 PM] bulbapedia [batts]: it happened when [zero escape spoilers]
[9:00:57 PM] Xenocartographer (Boyfriend of Beckybiscuit): Right, [zero escape spoilers].
[9:01:24 PM] Xenocartographer (Boyfriend of Beckybiscuit): A- anyway
[9:01:47 PM] Xenocartographer (Boyfriend of Beckybiscuit): Unichat doesn't have Akane, but it does have some nerds and some ships
[9:01:52 PM] bulbapedia [batts]: (not suggesting anything, just getting the facts on the table)
[9:01:52 PM] Xenocartographer (Boyfriend of Beckybiscuit): and some nerds that can be shipped
[9:01:57 PM] Xenocartographer (Boyfriend of Beckybiscuit): (I know)
[9:01:58 PM] bulbapedia [batts]: o: nerds and ships
[9:02:06 PM] Xenocartographer (Boyfriend of Beckybiscuit): (you're pro at not spoiling things)
[9:02:18 PM] bulbapedia [batts]: (I try my best)
[9:02:27 PM] Xenocartographer (Boyfriend of Beckybiscuit): >o: nerds and ships
[9:02:36 PM] Xenocartographer (Boyfriend of Beckybiscuit): Interplanetary ships tbh
[9:02:59 PM] bulbapedia [batts]: could you call them... space ships
[9:03:11 PM] Xenocartographer (Boyfriend of Beckybiscuit): :D
[9:04:14 PM] Xenocartographer (Boyfriend of Beckybiscuit): D- do you mind if I quote that in the comments?
[9:04:21 PM] bulbapedia [batts]: omg sure
Seabiscuit: Gosh, Arbiter and Theo are an oddly good team so far, eheheh!

Holy fuck balls the therapy session. I laughed so much. Especially at the start. Pancake and Rasputins initial reactions say so much about their personalities -snerk-
You shoulda invited Vampire, too!~

Arbiter: "Gosh, Arbiter and Theo are an oddly good team so far"
I know, and I hate it. :P edit delete reply
SansTheComic: if the counselling session is what finally makes the entire chess club unite against us and completely destroy the conspiracy, let's be honest: it'll be worth it. edit delete reply
Wildcat: Oh god yes,that was beautiful.
It's almost enough to make me finally make a "troll Pancake" account. Or a troll bot, but I'm not convinced that's a good idea. edit delete reply
Seabiscuit: Damn! I hoped to get ideas on how to trick Pancake, guess that didn't work.:{ edit delete reply
Arbiter: /message Padlock XD Theo's totally freaked out about the whole couple's counselling thing. I really hope that little stunt doesn't end up getting you killed, but if it does, then you'll die a hero in my eyes. edit delete reply
Padlock: /message Arbiter Stunt? I'll have you know sir, that I take my job very seriously! Nothing is more rewarding than seeing a happy couple leave your office.
It just warms your heart. edit delete reply
Arbiter: Aw, how sweet!
Do you think Rasputin will recognize you by your chat colour when he joins your conversation with UmRum? Or does the alias disguise that to non-readers as well? edit delete reply
Arbiter: Anyway, does anybody have any ideas for what Theo and I should do about the Algernon situation? Should I try contacting EP or FK? I'm a bit worried... Do you think it's possible that a conspirator is actually impersonating Alex and trying to lure Felicity back to the room? 0_0
PS Xeno, if Seabiscuit manages to contact Anarchon will you include my attempt to contact Gaia too? Or is that just poking a hornet's nest? edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: I'll resolve anything posted "in character", whether or not it's a good idea. Part of this experiment is ensuring y'all have the freedom to make your own mistakes. edit delete reply
Wildcat: What if we left an anonymous tip with the police?
Theo should be able to hack security cameras right? If there are any in the area we might be able to confirm if that's still EP or not, and if not maybe figure out what happened to him. edit delete reply
Padlock: /setalias --alias="Counselor"
/message OITHEOI I see you've been disclosing our private sessions with others. Your destructive nature isn't healthy, first you start an international incident with Russia, then you betray my trust. I take the privacy of my clients very seriously, I'm sorry but you'll just have to find another counselor - I can't help you unless you are willing to let me in. edit delete reply
Arbiter: Um, are you sure you want to do that? It might give him more reason to suspect that we know each other. edit delete reply
Wildcat: Padlock could always play the omniscience angle for all it's worth. The way this Counselor thing is setup, it should be pretty easy to deflect or ignore questions. edit delete reply
Seabiscuit: Wait guise wasn't one of you starting a Hades Realm group omg can I come I wanna play edit delete reply
Arbiter: Yes! Join us and we will kick all the ass! edit delete reply

/hades-realm join "Vague Council of Win" edit delete reply
The44th: Holy shit, this is amazing. What seemingly started as a "four kids in a slice of life comic, about to play a game" turned into a story about how people that control large parts of the world are trolled by commenters.
/message Admiral Pancake Does your orbital facility block all connections or only ground-based ones? https://imgur.com/a/UnFAo edit delete reply
SansOfTheUnderground: not sure that was the best move. he has literally no reason to tell you, this is yet another thing making him more likely to find out who all these pesky ppl are and he'll probably be on his guard now in case of an attack. edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: Yeah, well, you're amazing, new reader person! edit delete reply
((Delta)): /message Admiral_Pancake Greetings. I do hope this message arrives to you in good health. If I may introduce myself: I am ((Delta)). I come offering you a proposition: I do believe that we both have been bothered by a string of people knowing far more than they should about private engagements, and I believe that we can both agree that their interference is quite the nuisance. May I interest you in some information? I am under the belief that knowledge is power - so know that I do not offer power lightly. edit delete reply
Seabiscuit: I read this out loud to Xeno since he was too lazy to go see it himself and his replies during were basically "oh no, oh no, oh fuck this should be interesting" edit delete reply
Wildcat: This should be interesting indeed. edit delete reply
reddragonfall: And now we see if we may trust our own... (meant to put this as a relpy to ((delta))'s message, whoops.) edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: Eyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, you're still around! edit delete reply