(14:12)Arbiter: That was... a serious tease on Xeno's part.
(14:13)Turquoise: You mean you think she caused it?
(14:13)Arbiter: Showing us the log in the first place. What's the point? To rub it in that she rules our [censored] lives?
(14:14)SansTheComic: at least it explains why i felt so dizzy earlier.
(14:15)SansTheComic: aww, though. i was looking forward to trying out my - or should i say, our - failsafe.
(14:15)SansTheComic: it doesn't look like we'll get to see it happen, so i'll let my friend explain what would have happened. brb
(14:15)System: Alias set. Note that users of moderator rank or above may bypass your alias.
/message ThatOneVampChick stop that. -_-
(14:16)SansOfTheUnderground: so way, way back, when we first learned about mind control, the three of us realised it would be really, really bad if someone mind controlled one of the Council. they'd have access to all the logs we do, have a mole in our ranks and possibly be able to try and take over the time we're in. also, the mind controlled person would, y'know, have been mind controlled, which isn't fun for anyone. so we created the Imperium Protocol.
(14:16)System: Alias cleared.
(14:17)SansFinalGuardian: basically, we agreed that if one of us was at risk of being mind controlled, we'd go to their house and cut off their internet, take turns watching them and essentially trying to limit how much damage they could potentially do. then we thought of a cool latiny-sounding name and stuck protocol on the end. :P
(14:17)Arbiter: That... is pretty [censored] brilliant. That would have been a pretty cool gambit, it’s too bad we didn’t get to see it come into play. It is nice to know we can’t be mind-controlled though.
(14:17)Seabiscuit: Omg omg omg
(14:18)Pixelknight: What's up?
(14:18)Seabiscuit: Oh oh, you know, Arbiter
(14:18)Seabiscuit: I bet your good buddy Theo would love to help take Pancake down
(14:19)Arbiter: Sigh. Yeah, you’re probably right. But Steve’s right, we need to work as a team if we’re going to accomplish anything.
(14:21)Arbiter: As much as I hate to admit it, it might be a good idea to bring the Blue Blowhard in on this. He won’t want Pancake to succeed, and he might actually have the resources to stop him. And besides, Deltass has already got Rasputin involved. Should I send him the log I sent you?
(14:22)Ravencorp: I say go for it.
(14:24)Pixelknight: Uhm, if the vote of someone who hasn't actively participated much yet count, yes.
(14:24)Arbiter: Of course it does. We're all Heathen Traitors, didn't you know?
(14:24)Ravencorp: And that makes us a team.
Though I'm not quite sure where you came from.
(14:25)Turquoise: You can say that about all of us :P
(14:26)Arbiter: Alright then, here goes.
(14:26)judge-of-character: and if making noise puts us in danger, it might be a good idea to use alts
(14:27)Ravencorp: Good idea!
(14:27)Arbiter: NVM, I just got a PM from Xeno that it won't help.
(14:28)Arbiter: "FYI, if you're going to stab me in the back, at least do it right. Aliases are built into Unichat application layer. Etamnanki is significantly lower in the stack than that."
(14:28)Arbiter: Perhaps... someone who's [censored] up less than me can figure out what to make of that. I just got a response from Theo.
(14:29)Seabiscuit: What say?!
(14:30)Arbiter: It's... strange. I'm going to have to go deal with this.
(14:30)Arbiter: No matter what happens, we're basically fighting a war now, on too many fronts. We need allies, we need to figure out what Etamnanki is, and Gaia, and what Delta wants, and I think Xeno said something about antimatter?
(14:31)Seabiscuit: A- antimatter? D:
(14:32)Arbiter: If any of you want to, you know, not follow me into getting millions of lives in over your head, now'd be the time.
(14:33)Ravencorp: Nah. It's like you said, we're all heathen traitors. We're in this together.
(14:34)Seabiscuit: Damn straight!
/message reply Can you blame a gal for trying?
/message reply :(
(14:19)SansTheComic: you picked a bad time to be coy.
/message reply How so?
(14:21)SansTheComic: you just found out your powers don't work on me. shouldn't you be worried?
/message reply No, some other people are immune. Including, by the way, Pancake, Theo, and Gods, lest you get any funny ideas.
/message reply It would be too convenient otherwise.
(14:22)SansTheComic: but not rasputin?
/message reply I could hardly have sent him after the Nauticus if he were, could I?
(14:23)SansTheComic: how fortunate there's no one else with mind control powers to exploit that...
/message reply Was that a threat?
/message reply There's something you need to understand about how this game is played. You don't say things that can be construed as implications unless you intend them.
/message reply And there's something else you need to understand, too.
/message reply Unfortunately, I can't tell you yet. Going off recent events, more people might be listening than previously believed.
/message reply So I'm just going to allude to something, and see who comes running to ask about it. Otherwise...
/message reply Well, you'll find out soon enough either way.