System: Incoming private message from user ((Delta)):
(08:30)((Delta)): Deepest apologies for my rude disconnection. Let us continue, shall we?
/message ((Delta)) Where the [censored] have you been? You've been gone so long the tea's gone cold! Is this how you treat your guests?
/message ((Delta)) Well, now that you can apparently be bothered to continue a conversation that you initiated, could I maybe trouble for some actual [censored]ing answers?
/message ((Delta)) Like, I get that acting all ominous and mysterious is kinda your "whole deal" or whatever but being an irritable son of a [censored] is mine and the riddles are starting to wear real thin.
/message ((Delta)) Clearly you invited me here for a reason, and unless that reason is to troll me with vague, conspiratorial nonsense, you have yet to give any substantial answer as to why.
/message ((Delta)) Who are you, what do you want, why am I here, and, if I may ask without prompting you to disconnect on me again, what the censor-dodging F~U~C~K did you mean when you said you were "going to get my friend back"?
/message ((Delta)) I get that you type in brown, but could you please just cut the bull[censored]?
(08:32)System: User ((Delta)) is initiating a private chat.
(08:32)((Delta)): You want me to speak frankly, then let me speak frankly: I have been busy waiting on a response from some tech geniuses. As for your questions... (08:32)((Delta)): 1 - I am Delta, I am change. You fight, and you squabble, and you build bigger and better things to one-up each other in a perpetual to-and-fro of shifting power. But in your unequivocal assurance of your future statues of honor; you poured your foundation upon those lesser. You alter time, so sure of your right to do so; that you never even thought about the consequences, about the risks you were taking. (08:33)((Delta)): 2 - I want take what all of them have; to see their faces as they lose everything that matters to them. (08:33)((Delta)): 3 - You are here because all of that; is the work of others, but you and your council... is a variable. In a universe of repeating constants, you are a new factor. How do you do it? How is it that you can change things? My bet is on even you not being able to answer that. (08:33)((Delta)): 4 - What I meant is that in your scrambling to aid your heroes and heroines, I have been working to return them to you. Setting-up the dominoes, as it were. So you can question me and my motives after Sonja is safely sent home. (08:33)((Delta)): Is that frank enough for you? (08:34)Arbiter: Yeah, that was pretty frank, actually. A bit too purple for my taste but whatever. (08:34)Arbiter: (I mean purple as in full of flowery language not as in the colour because obviously I have no problems with that.) (08:34)Arbiter: So, um, thank you, I guess. (08:36)Arbiter: So you're change, eh? Or I guess ((change)). And if I understood you correctly you're all about knocking down a bunch of manipulative fat cats who think it's okay to oppress us and I guess screw with time too? I suppose I can respect that. (08:36)Arbiter: And like of course I'm not a part of a "council" or anything because believe it or not not everyone is part of a conspiracy. (08:36)Arbiter: But if I was, — and again, I'm not saying I am — I'd probably want to make sure that you aren't going to screw us over like those douchebags you mentioned who are pouring foundation upon those lesser or whatever. (08:36)Arbiter: Because I'm not in a conspiracy but if I were in a conspiracy I certainly wouldn't be in one that did stuff like that. I believe in the right of every human being not to have foundation poured on them. (08:36)Arbiter: And also of course I don't know who Sonja is but if I did and she were in trouble I'd be very grateful to anyone trying to help her. (08:36)Arbiter: So, hypothetically, thank you again, I guess. (08:36)((Delta)): You are hypothetically welcome~ (08:37)Arbiter: But, since we're talking in hypotheticals here, would you indulge me in discussing a purely fictional scenario? (08:38)Arbiter: Let's say I were part of a secret organization. Let's call them the Arbiter Club. And let's say the Arbiter Club cared about the same things that you claim to. One of their goals is to put a stop to the plans of certain other powerful figures who don't have the best interests of the public at heart. (08:38)Arbiter: But let's say that in this scenario, you don't know that. You've seen a few examples of how the Arbiter Club operates, but you don't really know what their end goal is or how they do what they do. They are a mystery to you. Let's say that in an attempt to understand these people and their motivations you reach out to one of their members, maybe even their "best member", someone so cool and charismatic that they hypothetically named the whole organization after this person... (08:39)Arbiter: Sorry, I'm getting off topic. (08:39)Arbiter: Anyway, the point is that in this scenario, you don't really know much about what the Arbiter Club is trying to accomplish in the long run, but you do know a few of their more short-term goals. Like, for instance, trying to rescue a hacker girl from a greedy billionaire who is holding her captive. (08:38)Arbiter: And unlike the Arbiter Club, you do know exactly what this hypothetical billionaire wants. He wants to pour foundation on people, take over the world, and possibly destroy it as well. He is everything you claim to oppose. (08:39)Arbiter: You may not know much about the Arbiter Club yet, but you do know that in at least one respect, they are also in opposition to this aforementioned hypothetical villain. (08:39)Arbiter: So tell me, Delta, if you really care about the best interests of the people, what would you do in this hypothetical scenario? Would you recognize the Arbiter Club as a potential ally and avoid attacking them until you are at least certain that they deserve to be attacked? (08:40)Arbiter: Or would you offer to give the confirmed enemy of both of you information which could destroy the Arbiter Club, without even knowing if you are costing yourself a powerful ally as a result? (08:40)Arbiter: The logical answer here seems obvious, but I have a feeling you might surprise me.