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(13:18)silentconspirator: So, uhm, I bumped into Sonja in the hallway. She seemed... distracted, but I got confirmation that she's not going anywhere for the next several hours. Does that help?
(13:18)Admiral Pancake: To an extent. Are you two on friendly terms?
(13:19)silentconspirator: Well, I've only been here a few days. :P But nerds tend to hang together, and we've chatted a bit. I think she's got a generally good, if not particularly close, impression of me. Does that help?
(13:20)Admiral Pancake: Yes. I'm afraid of staying up here any longer than I have to, so we'll need to move ASAP.
(13:20)silentconspirator: Huh? Why?
(??:??)pwnz1ng: look @ teh log D:
(13:24)silentconspirator: Huh. I dunno, Eugene, DeepDark could just be confused.
(13:25)silentconspirator: Still worrying :/ So what's our cue? Still the pwnz3-verse version of you killing the moon?
(13:25)Admiral Pancake: Yes, which should be any hour now.
(13:26)silentconspirator: Haha, alright. Well, I'll look into keeping an eye on Sonja until then.
(13:27)System: Incoming private message from Seabiscuit: Admiral Pancake, Hello there. You don't know me, but I'm a potentially valuable asset. I have a lot of information to offer on Rasputin as proof.
(13:27)Admiral Pancake: Good. Thank you, Mattie.
(13:27)silentconspirator: Np! <3
(13:28)Admiral Pancake: Hang on, I'm getting a strange PM. Querying...
(13:29)Admiral Pancake: I'm terribly busy right now. Make this quick.
(13:30)Seabiscuit: Well~ For example, he's extended his shatterpoint protection to Theo for blowing up a ship that, unknownst to both of them, contains MrE. GOO has set them both up to start trouble with each other, telling Theo to blow it up and Rasputin to stop him.
(13:31)Admiral Pancake: This sounds more like useful information on everyone but Rasputin.
(13:31)Seabiscuit: Ho~ True, I suppose!
(13:31)Seabiscuit: The point is, I've got an "in" with him, and I'm totally willing to use that to my advantage...~
(13:32)Seabiscuit: So it's to your advantage to make working with you in mine, capiche?
(13:32)System: Incoming private message from BookOfQuantumFlux: I know about your little feud with Theo, and about Rasputin, and Vampire, and the rest of your coterie. I know what you did to bloodshoes. I know what happened to him afterwards. I know how athena works, about etamnanki, about the divergent timelines. I know a lot of things. As for the means of my knowing them, that is for me, myself and I to know.
(13:33)Admiral Pancake: And BookOfQuantumFlux is the stick, sent to bully me into compliance if the carrot of bribery doesn't work.
(13:33)Admiral Pancake: "I know about your little feud with Theo, and about Rasputin, and Vampire, and the rest of your coterie. I know what you did to bloodshoes. I know what happened to him afterwards. I know how athena works, about etamnanki, about the divergent timelines. I know a lot of things. As for the means of my knowing them, that is for me, myself and I to know."
(13:34)Seabiscuit: No idea!
(13:35)Admiral Pancake: Yours is not the only strange message I have received recently. I'm sorry, I had hoped to narrow one of them down.
(13:35)Admiral Pancake: In the interests of getting one of these strange arrivals on my side, I will let you prove your worth to me.
(13:36)Admiral Pancake: Find out what Rasputin's doing in Russia. Bring proof. Then we can talk.
(12:56)Seabiscuit: HEY wait wait what about The Satirical? D:
(12:56)__RSPTN__: Ah, the very thing you contacted me about in the first place?
(12:57)__RSPTN__: I was wondering when you'd remember to bring that up. :)
(12:58)__RSPTN__: Well, it's hardly essential to my plans, and messing up Gods' plans is reward on its own. I guaranteed that the attack will succeed, but left it vague beyond that - the ship could surrender, or it could sink slowly enough for everyone to evacuate, or it could blow up and kill everyone, or spontaneously turn into a badger...
(12:59)__RSPTN__: Does that answer your question?
(13:00)Seabiscuit: I- hm......
(13:00)Seabiscuit: A- and what if none of those things happen?
(13:01)__RSPTN__: Then the universe conspires to kill me, and since I'm not at the right hand of a tyrant, a shatterpoint is missed and everybody dies.
$ connect net.thoien.secure
resolving server name...
found server net.thoien.secure
WARNING: this server requires a security token to connect. input token?
token request waived by remote admin
(13:03)System: This is OITHEOI's inner circle. This system has sanitized 104 would-be attackers - fuck with me at your peril.
(13:03)System: You are currently in channel #main-lobby.
(13:03)OITHEOI: I assume you're referring to the MoD? There was a time Gods was very big on gaining access to this system - at immense materiel cost, as you can tell.
(13:03)Arbiter: About that. I must ask, are you sure this is completely secure? Are you certain that we can talk in private here, safe from the prying eyes of mortals and gods alike? For the eyes of men see little, but the eyes of gods see things that most presume are hidden to all.
(13:03)OITHEOI: Oh, I see. Your concern was not with Rasputin monitoring us, but with Gods.
(13:04)OITHEOI: Rasputin and Gods have one dramatic similarity, which is that they never outright lie. They will manipulate words, but if they tell you something directly, then it is the truth, as they understand it.
(13:04)OITHEOI: Gods has promised not to spy on any of our conversations, and I actually do trust him.
(13:05)Arbiter: You just said he tried to hack into this server...
(13:05)OITHEOI: Yes, but when he made that promise, he did specify "on the main Unichat server".
(13:06)Arbiter: I see.
(13:06)OITHEOI: Now, you said you had information for me?
(13:55)silentconspirator: Hey, you're back. What was that about?
(13:55)Admiral Pancake: I've forwarded you the log. What do you make of it?
(??:??)pwnz2much: probably the right call
(??:??)pwnz2much: if this deep book biscuit conspiracy is... anything, it's a worrying anything
(??:??)pwnz1ng: whydoes that sound like a thing id say???
(??:??)pwnz1ng: if teh thing is a real thing, ist a scary real thing
(??:??)pwnz1ng: so much thing
(??:??)pwnz1ng: i jibber when im nervosu
(13:59)silentconspirator: And all the time!
(??:??)pwnz1ng: [censored] u 2 sc
(14:00)silentconspirator: Hey, ribbing aside... no one said taking over the world would be easy, yeah?
(14:01)silentconspirator: Let's stay calm, kidnap a schoolgirl from the moon, mess with some other kids of random cosmic significance, and then we'll have a better idea where to go from there.
(14:01)Admiral Pancake: I couldn't have put it better myself. You are truly a poet.
(??:??)pwnz1ng: yeah, ok
(??:??)pwnz1ng: man tho
(??:??)pwnz1ng: i hop pwnz0 is legit
(??:??)pwnz2much: i don't
(??:??)pwnz2much: two of us is infuriating enough
(??:??)pwnz1ng: [censored] u 2 other me
(14:08)silentconspirator: Right, I'm signing off now - you know the drill.
(??:??)pwnz1ng: ill go... watch for the other moon blowing up i guess
(??:??)pwnz2much: and ill stay on top of affairs down here
(??:??)pwnz2much: luck doesnt exist, but good luck anyway
(??:??)pwnz1ng: lest go cick smoe [censored]!