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(16:23)GodsOfOlympus: We need to talk.
(16:24)Xenocartographer: Do we?
(16:24)GodsOfOlympus: I could have you banned from the server, which is beginning to seem like an increasingly appealing option. Spare me the bullshit.
(16:25)Xenocartographer: So admins can turn off the filter...
(16:25)Xenocartographer: Sorry. What can I do for you?
(16:27)GodsOfOlympus: I've gotten no less than six requests to resolve an alias, all from the "chess club". It's one of yours.
(16:28)Xenocartographer: Oh? (Not playing dumb, my attention has been elsewhere.)
(16:30)GodsOfOlympus: "so this is how it's going to work. either you tell me what i want to know, or, sometime in the future, i'll leak one of your plans to your little coterie. i have my ways of getting information. fairly sure at least one of them is annoyed with you enough to put a spanner in it just by principle. also, if i find out you lied, i'll leak the info anyway. a hint of the kind of information i can get: <various> anyway, all i want to know is why you're really doing what you're doing. your choice!"
(16:31)Xenocartographer: Oh, Sans. Yeah, they sent me one too.
(16:31)GodsOfOlympus: And me.
(16:32)Xenocartographer: Could I ask what the hints were? I can find out either way, I mean, I'm just distracted and it would be convenient.
(16:33)GodsOfOlympus: "Australia" to Pancake, "MrE" to Theo, "shatterpoints" to Rasputin, and "mind control" to Vampire.
(16:34)Xenocartographer: That's only four...
(16:34)GodsOfOlympus: Sans sent different messages to two other people, MrE and Delta. They just said "what the hell are you doing?". They all used the same alias: Philomath.
/message reply I have no interest being stuck in a dead-end timeline where everyone I care about is dead. If I leave on a magic carpet made out of a zillion irradiated koalas, so be it.
/message reply At this point that is the extent of my motivations. You people can fight over this burnt-out world as much as you'd like. There's nothing left for me here.
/message reply Kouri? What about him?
/message reply He hasn't been mistreated in any way. Well, I suppose you could count living on military rations as "mistreatment", but there's not much I can do about that.
/message reply It's rather an ironic state of affairs, all things considered, but far better than being dead to fuel Gods' schemes.
/message reply Also, I don't appreciate threats.
/message reply Ooooooh, shatterpoints. Those sure aren't a thing everybody knows about. :) I wonder where you heard the term?
/message reply As for me, I'm arranging to be in the right place at the right time to ensure a few billion people die. Otherwise, the timeline won't get cleaned up and the multiverse gets cancer.
/message reply You did know a shatterpoint is the cosmic equivalent of chemotherapy, right?
/message reply Hon, you're not telling anyone anything. I can see to that myself.
/message reply After all, I do have mind control powers. The question is, where did you learn that...?
/message reply How about you go run along and play with the other wannabees, and I won't forcibly drag it out of your mind.
/message reply Trying to find hope in a universe that increasingly seems bereft of it. I don't believe we've been introduced. I'm Androcles Kouri, and you?
(14:22)System: Message delivery failed: Destination user unavailable.
/message reply Trying to alias yourself against an administrator isn't a particularly effective strategy. I know exactly who you are, and where you're transmitting from.
/message reply I... have questions. I feel a pressing need for allies.
/message reply I'm looking for a ship, and I have reason to suspect your puppetmaster wants it as well. I want to know why.
/message reply In return, I'll tell you the real meaning behind my chosen alias.
/message reply There are really two choices, aren't there? To save and/or run the universe. I'll leave it to you to speculate which it is.
/message reply Let me promise you this, though: If you attempt to oppose me...
/message reply Nothing untoward will happen to you, at least not from me. I won't take extraordinary measures to protect you from your own decisions, but they're your decisions to make.
/message reply You may be a heathen traitor, and the aftermath will catch up to you, one way or another.
/message reply But God let Lucifer fall, too. Have you ever wondered why?
(16:35)GodsOfOlympus: This is all going off what I was told. I haven't verified that the messages were sent for fear of creating a paper trail.
(16:36)GodsOfOlympus: Myself dammit.