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    Beewolf reacted to AngryCacti in Fallng Down the Rabbit Hole   
    I make a face at the piranha-like thing and the resulting commotion in the tank. “That’s... actually disgusting.” I say. Everything in this made up world gives me the creeps, but the butcher’s is especially disturbing. 
    I walk over to the bell on the counter. I look back at Sophie, and further back at the door. The shop was small enough that if anything happened, it would be a quick escape. “If this doesn’t do anything, we should try somewhere else.” Without further thought, I ring the bell once. If nothing happens, I ring it again.
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    I flex my empty fingers in the air after Jack intervenes, my hope of permanently confiscating Katana's, er, katana, dashed. Ah, well. It was worth a shot.
    When we reach the butcher's shop, it takes everything in me not to retch. My eyes catch on the caches full of human flesh...and...other bits around the interior. 
    "Soilent green is...people." I shudder, feeling skeeved, and then feeling even more skeeved at the knowledge that I'm interjecting foreign references again without even meaning to.
    I see a little brass bell on the counter, and feel a shiver crawl up my spine, thinking about what sort of horrors its innocuous chime may draw. My hand has been on the hairpin that I nicked from Katana this whole time, and my grip tightens further.
    I'm drawn to an eerie blue light on the counter next to the bell, and notice a murky fish tank, the little light filtering into the shop casting weird patterns on the walls via refraction. "What the hell is this...?" I whisper to Jack, edging just a little bit closer -- but not too close. I tap slightly on the glass with the pin, ready to pull my hand back at a moment's notice.
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    Beewolf reacted to Slime Mother in Fallng Down the Rabbit Hole   
    the butcher shop was very very small, the sign a bright red.the inside is full of cases of human and other humanoid beings flesh,organs and body parts. a small bell was on top of the counter and a fish tank off to the side
     
    ...this is .....most likely a fucking nope to clues and survival.
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    “Okay, nevermind!” I interject hurriedly as Katana starts talking crazy again. I catch Sophie’s look and return an exasperated expression of my own.  “While the gesture is... noble... maybe we don’t need to test it right now.”
    I glance over my shoulder at the butcher’s shop across the square. “Alright, I’m getting sick of this place and I would very much like to go home, so let’s start looking for the Martyr, or Apathy, or some kind of answer. Unless anyone wants to visit the cathedral first, I vote we look in the butcher’s shop. Keep an eye out for anything weirder than usual.”
    I cross the courtyard to the storefront and slowly open the door, looking through the gap before walking inside. I start investigating the interior, looking for anything out of the ordinary.
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    I prop myself against one of the statues in thought, my eyes downcast as I absorb Jack's words.
    I hadn't considered that the deer could have been lying -- mostly because I felt it vain to hope with so little contrary evidence to go on. The idea that I could actually be real, and maybe even just another amnesiac like Jack, is electrifying in its implications, but I stubbornly quash it down, not wanting to risk dissapointment. 
    I look back at the cathedral in worry at its mention, knowing that a more thorough exploration of its contents was probably inevitable, but all the same, still feeling a tell-tale sense of foreboding when memories of a throne draped in thick chains and inky black feathers rustling in vaulted rafters replay in my mind. I trace the compass through the fabric of my hoodie, coming to a decision there and then. 
    Before I can reply, Katana has his sword pressed against his chest after seemingly slipping back into character with little warning, too eager to resolve Jack's hypothetical with a practical demonstration of his own. Part of me is intrigued by him wavering between two alternate identities so easily, even as I share a look of deep exasperation with Jack.
    I hold my hand out to him, letting my face assume the most solemn expression that I can muster in the face of this feudal melodrama.
    "I'll volunteer my services as executioner, then. I'm assuming this scenario would call for a beheading when a third-party is involved?" I ask, admittedly guessing at my role.
    I try to make reassuring eye contact with Jack over Katana's head, which is bowed somewhat in concentration, to let him know that I haven't truly given in to any homicidal ideation where our favorite samurai is concerned -- even if the figure in question did occasionally play havoc with my blood pressure.
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    I listen quietly to Sophie’s theory, nodding occasionally when she mentions something we already know. When she finished, I speak up. “Alright, that’s a lot to unpack. I guess we’ll work on the assumption that the creepy deer was telling the truth. Of course, that doesn’t explain a lot. Your guess is the best explanation we have so far for the logic of this place.
    If I’m the reason you both are...you know...” I gesture at Sophie and Katana, “people, then what happens if we separate? Sophie, we didn’t actually meet until a while after I entered the cathedral. If we put enough distance between us, would you still be you? We don’t have to test it now, but it’s something to consider for the future if we get split up.”
    I turn to the new Katana. “Also,” I start, “It’s not just me bringing in influence. You might not technically be the exact same as me, but I’ve never been to Sundance. Either there’s some ongoing connection back to the real world, or you both aren’t just puppets.
    I don’t why I’m here.” I make a face as I try to recall any events leading up to the start of this nightmare. Nothing. “Actually,” I say slowly, “I don’t know how I got here or anything before that... it’s still all fuzzy. I remember certain feelings and ideas, and flashes of when I bought groceries last week- or maybe it was last month- but the more I try to focus on anything recently, the harder it is to remember. But then you’ll say something and I’ll remember that I prefer Star Trek over Star Wars, or I’ll understand that Frankenstein is the scientist and not the monster.” I shake my head. “My point is that it’s nothing useful. The first thing I remember is standing over there.” I point to a spot halfway between the fountain and the stairs where I first woke up.
    ”So,” I clap my hands together to change the train of thought, “The creepy deer kept talking about the Martyr, so maybe we start there. Martyrs usually have some sort of belief, which makes me think we need to properly explore the cathedral. I can physically drag one of you out if you start to revert. Alternatively, maybe the Martyr has something to do with death? The congregation had a weird thing with the boat and the river and the ferryman... the butcher’s shop has lots of death in it... Now that I think about it,” I muse, “Can we even die? If we’re operating under dream logic, do we “wake up” if we die here?”
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    Beewolf reacted to Slime Mother in Fallng Down the Rabbit Hole   
    Perhaps the answer to the death issue was in the butchers.they had to get meat from somewhhere.either it was automaticlly there anand just more set dressing or they found itnsomewhere.something would have to die for the meat to be produced
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    Beewolf reacted to Die Shize in Fallng Down the Rabbit Hole   
    I tap my knuckles against my head as I try to keep up with what my friends are talking about. What the heck was a sundance, anyway? Last time I looked at a sun it made my eyes hurt. I also had the distinct disadvantage of having missed out on a significant portion of what they had experienced as far as butchers and children and butchered children went. Then came the query regarding whether we can die in this world-away-from-a-world or not. I was reminded of my own daydream and the hari-kari found within. Creepy deer, indeed.
    "Hmmm..." I muse into the thenar of my hand. "There is a sure way of finding out."
    With that, I unsheathe my sword and place the blade's tip against my ribcage, specifically the spot where my heart is hiding behind.
    "I can do this myself, unless someone wants to do it for me. There is much honor in either course of action. This is not a problem."
    I wait.
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    Beewolf reacted to Gr8ves! in Dinner, With the Claws. [Anyone interested? Holiday Event Style]   
    seeing as i'm new to the site this felt risky to do but... I really wanted to introduce a thread with a very indepth D&D experience ❤️ 
    I have never played D&D : D Let's see how it goes. - Yes I've done this sort of event-style before ❤️
     

    'tis the season for gifting and thrifting !'

     
     
    "Hello!
    Hopefully this letter has reached you in time. You are invited and urgently requested to be joining J. P. Claws and Family for dinner where thereafter you will be presented with an unique Opportunity to seize an Overseer position in the J.P. Production Factory with a special group of individuals! Further information on the details of this position, and more, will be Conducted by J. P. Claws himself!
    Instructions on Arrival to the Claws mansion is enclosed on the back of this invitation.
    P.S. 
    Please bring a gift to pass!
    Yours Truly~ 
    Luna Claws"

     
    Thank you for checking out this thread!
    I have a lot of time on my hands and thought that this could be a fun way to get to know and interact more with other RolePlayers on Valucre!

    This RP Event would be based on working with Others as a Team, some Possible mystery solving, most likely monster hunting--- It depends on the paths that your characters all decide upon!
    As it is Holiday season I would like to have a minimum of three people interested in joining this thread for me to continue plotting and creating. If only 2 people show interest, then that's just fine and it can be treated as a non-event side rp. 
    As I am new myself, this RP will not be Lore-heavy unless Characters bring it into the rp.
    This thread, unless Canceled due to lack of interest, will be Order and D&D style- Meaning that There will be an intro round where everyone will obtain a Post order, one post per turn, a set date for the Post Master- me, to reply, and then everyone replying after. 
    No matter how strong your character is-- While engaging in combat I'll roll a die and the outcome of the Characters attack will be determined by how high-successful, or Low-almost failure that it lands on.
    All characters are Welcome, however it is suggestion to bring someone that can play and work well with others!
    Below are Those Interested in Joining:
    1. Lady Blaze and Aquila -- SteamWarden 
    2. Shishi -- Zashii
    3. Shane Haydes - Tyler
     
    +ADDED BONUS-
    All Players will be receiving one piece of Gift art on your OC at the end of the Rp!
    My gift for you!
     
    INTEREST CHECK WILL END ON:
    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24th, 2019
     
    An OOC thread will be created for Dinner with the woops where any questions, concerns, etc. can be asked for before and during the rp ❤️ 
    The thread itself may not start for another 1.5 weeks, I'll be asking everyone their preference on starting ❤️ 
     

     
    page design [c] Gr8ves!
    deer page art credit to Sqdpxl
    rose page divider credit to ThePoisonedOne
    feather credit to MomentaryUnicorn
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    I blink rapidly at Katana's shift in demeanor, my mind whirling. "Um...okay, idea." I turn to address Jack. "When I was in the cathedral, I had this moment of wakefulness when you came in,  and then when you left, it was really easy for the rest of the... congregation...to rope me back into their beliefs, lead me back unquestioningly to their perspective, you know? And when I went outside, and you were there, I started to come to again and see things as a...person. An individual. So I think there may be two things of influence here."
    I list my points on my fingers. "One, I think you are introducing information to this place, even if it's just information gathered from your subconscious. Look around us." I gesture at the crayon sky. 
    Everything here is very juvenile, childlike. The Japanese garden was prosaic in its cultural understanding, but really...imaginative. Like a child's idea of a foreign land. And the Gatsby party going on at the top of the clock tower...I wonder, if one of us took a swig of the alcohol up there...if it would even taste like alcohol? Or is it just more set dressing, since most children wouldn't know what alcohol even tastes like? Which makes me think it's also very likely, since Katana and I happen to have a higher level of intellectual sophistication than our surroundings would suggest, that we need to be siphoning such information from another source. You, specifically, as the real, resident adult here. You're the only foreign invader, bringing your pop culture references with you, it would seem, so that they get appropriated by us, even though we, as a child's make-believe puppets, would have no real-world reference for them ourselves...it just seems like your presence is having...unforseen consequences on the world's inhabitants. Making some of us glitch, in a way.
    "But then the question becomes: who's creating these specific childlike pieces of our environment? Is it Big Sister? Because we don't know how old she was when she became...that thing in the cathedral. Or is it...Fate? Because we can't rule her out, either. I mean, I know it's a tenuous connection, but she does like to color." I point to the smiley, scribbled sun in the sky.
    "And like I said, I think there is another factor at play, here: physical distance from our point of origin. I struggled with my individualism when I was in the cathedral, and Katana seems like a totally different person now that he's been dragged away from the garden. I mean, he just referenced Sundance. Come on. Our samurai is gone, at least for now. So I wonder, if we cross that threshold again...if we'll revert." I stare nervously at the cathedral.
    "What I think I'm really getting at, is -- if we're going to get anywhere in this place, we need to start assembling a unified theory for why everything happens the way that it does  here, but also take into account the mindset in which this 'wonderland' was constructed -- primarily that of a child, it would seem. So think less literal, and more abstract. Less logical, more...dream-like and emotive.
    "And look, I could be wrong here, but we really do need to start throwing out guesses for things if we're going to get anywhere, because this place doesn't seem keen to share its secrets with us. Like why you're here." I raise a contemplative eyebrow at Jack.
    Finally, I turn to Katana. "And since it seems you've been set back to factory settings -- Hi, I'm Sophie. This is Jack. We've been calling you Katana, but I think it's fair for you to choose your own name now. I did." I give him a half-hearted smile.
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    Beewolf got a reaction from Die Shize in Fallng Down the Rabbit Hole   
    I blink rapidly at Katana's shift in demeanor, my mind whirling. "Um...okay, idea." I turn to address Jack. "When I was in the cathedral, I had this moment of wakefulness when you came in,  and then when you left, it was really easy for the rest of the... congregation...to rope me back into their beliefs, lead me back unquestioningly to their perspective, you know? And when I went outside, and you were there, I started to come to again and see things as a...person. An individual. So I think there may be two things of influence here."
    I list my points on my fingers. "One, I think you are introducing information to this place, even if it's just information gathered from your subconscious. Look around us." I gesture at the crayon sky. 
    Everything here is very juvenile, childlike. The Japanese garden was prosaic in its cultural understanding, but really...imaginative. Like a child's idea of a foreign land. And the Gatsby party going on at the top of the clock tower...I wonder, if one of us took a swig of the alcohol up there...if it would even taste like alcohol? Or is it just more set dressing, since most children wouldn't know what alcohol even tastes like? Which makes me think it's also very likely, since Katana and I happen to have a higher level of intellectual sophistication than our surroundings would suggest, that we need to be siphoning such information from another source. You, specifically, as the real, resident adult here. You're the only foreign invader, bringing your pop culture references with you, it would seem, so that they get appropriated by us, even though we, as a child's make-believe puppets, would have no real-world reference for them ourselves...it just seems like your presence is having...unforseen consequences on the world's inhabitants. Making some of us glitch, in a way.
    "But then the question becomes: who's creating these specific childlike pieces of our environment? Is it Big Sister? Because we don't know how old she was when she became...that thing in the cathedral. Or is it...Fate? Because we can't rule her out, either. I mean, I know it's a tenuous connection, but she does like to color." I point to the smiley, scribbled sun in the sky.
    "And like I said, I think there is another factor at play, here: physical distance from our point of origin. I struggled with my individualism when I was in the cathedral, and Katana seems like a totally different person now that he's been dragged away from the garden. I mean, he just referenced Sundance. Come on. Our samurai is gone, at least for now. So I wonder, if we cross that threshold again...if we'll revert." I stare nervously at the cathedral.
    "What I think I'm really getting at, is -- if we're going to get anywhere in this place, we need to start assembling a unified theory for why everything happens the way that it does  here, but also take into account the mindset in which this 'wonderland' was constructed -- primarily that of a child, it would seem. So think less literal, and more abstract. Less logical, more...dream-like and emotive.
    "And look, I could be wrong here, but we really do need to start throwing out guesses for things if we're going to get anywhere, because this place doesn't seem keen to share its secrets with us. Like why you're here." I raise a contemplative eyebrow at Jack.
    Finally, I turn to Katana. "And since it seems you've been set back to factory settings -- Hi, I'm Sophie. This is Jack. We've been calling you Katana, but I think it's fair for you to choose your own name now. I did." I give him a half-hearted smile.
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    Beewolf got a reaction from AngryCacti in Fallng Down the Rabbit Hole   
    I blink rapidly at Katana's shift in demeanor, my mind whirling. "Um...okay, idea." I turn to address Jack. "When I was in the cathedral, I had this moment of wakefulness when you came in,  and then when you left, it was really easy for the rest of the... congregation...to rope me back into their beliefs, lead me back unquestioningly to their perspective, you know? And when I went outside, and you were there, I started to come to again and see things as a...person. An individual. So I think there may be two things of influence here."
    I list my points on my fingers. "One, I think you are introducing information to this place, even if it's just information gathered from your subconscious. Look around us." I gesture at the crayon sky. 
    Everything here is very juvenile, childlike. The Japanese garden was prosaic in its cultural understanding, but really...imaginative. Like a child's idea of a foreign land. And the Gatsby party going on at the top of the clock tower...I wonder, if one of us took a swig of the alcohol up there...if it would even taste like alcohol? Or is it just more set dressing, since most children wouldn't know what alcohol even tastes like? Which makes me think it's also very likely, since Katana and I happen to have a higher level of intellectual sophistication than our surroundings would suggest, that we need to be siphoning such information from another source. You, specifically, as the real, resident adult here. You're the only foreign invader, bringing your pop culture references with you, it would seem, so that they get appropriated by us, even though we, as a child's make-believe puppets, would have no real-world reference for them ourselves...it just seems like your presence is having...unforseen consequences on the world's inhabitants. Making some of us glitch, in a way.
    "But then the question becomes: who's creating these specific childlike pieces of our environment? Is it Big Sister? Because we don't know how old she was when she became...that thing in the cathedral. Or is it...Fate? Because we can't rule her out, either. I mean, I know it's a tenuous connection, but she does like to color." I point to the smiley, scribbled sun in the sky.
    "And like I said, I think there is another factor at play, here: physical distance from our point of origin. I struggled with my individualism when I was in the cathedral, and Katana seems like a totally different person now that he's been dragged away from the garden. I mean, he just referenced Sundance. Come on. Our samurai is gone, at least for now. So I wonder, if we cross that threshold again...if we'll revert." I stare nervously at the cathedral.
    "What I think I'm really getting at, is -- if we're going to get anywhere in this place, we need to start assembling a unified theory for why everything happens the way that it does  here, but also take into account the mindset in which this 'wonderland' was constructed -- primarily that of a child, it would seem. So think less literal, and more abstract. Less logical, more...dream-like and emotive.
    "And look, I could be wrong here, but we really do need to start throwing out guesses for things if we're going to get anywhere, because this place doesn't seem keen to share its secrets with us. Like why you're here." I raise a contemplative eyebrow at Jack.
    Finally, I turn to Katana. "And since it seems you've been set back to factory settings -- Hi, I'm Sophie. This is Jack. We've been calling you Katana, but I think it's fair for you to choose your own name now. I did." I give him a half-hearted smile.
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    Beewolf reacted to Die Shize in Fallng Down the Rabbit Hole   
    I wasn't sure what "package deal" entailed exactly except that the last time somebody told me about a 'package deal' I was short a speaker in the package that was supposed to come with two speakers and a stereo. Oh, right, I smashed the other speaker with that umbrella that Jones left outside his apartment. I scratch my head.
    "Wait, what courtyard?"
    Moments later and I forgot where I was in order to be here but hey no one was kind of really keeping track of time or anything. Fortunately there was a clock tower that did so for us. All in all I was still famished and the cut on my chin was beginning to feel like somebody slashed paper across it.
    "You know what, I don't know who either of you are," I muse to either person before me. "Or why I'm wearing a kimono, but I feel like one of those Sundance kids felt like when their parents yanked them off the stage and sent them to boarding school for three years." I tug at one of my sleeves. It's baggy, but comfy. "Know what I mean?"
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    Despite the revelation that Katana and I might be nothing more than thought forms who went a bit rogue, I'm not even given the chance to have a proper mental breakdown before Condescending Psychic Deer is opening his mouth to reveal a row of over-sharp teeth -- because of course there are carnivorous herbivores in this 'wonderland.'
      I stare at the deer's gaping, dripping maw, bite the inside of my cheek to pinch off a scream, close my eyes, and fist the sharp hairpin in my pocket, already bracing for the inevitable before Katana begins speaking again:    
    Part of me wonders if Katana being singled out and sidelined would culminate in Katana being eaten, since he seems to have no other obvious usefulness to anyone in this place than harboring MacGyver-like resourcefulness for fishing drowning cats from rivers, being cryptically anachronistic and ahistorical, and menacing the local populace with his sword at unfortunate moments. And part of me -- a very, very small of part of me -- may be alarmed at the possibility. And admittedly, not just because I'm apparently wearing the only change of clothing I own, and trying to get bloodstains out of them would mean drawing on domestic knowledge that my brain hasn't had a chance to fabricate yet.
      "I, er...I can't believe I'm saying this, but we're a package deal. We'll keep an eye on him, and if he puts a toe out of line, we'll shake him down and confiscate anything remotely lethal." I look at Jack for solidarity, but then remember that he's been labeled the only non-wonderland native among us, and my expression probably comes off looking more tentative than I want it to. I can't help but wonder how he's taking the news regarding his companions.
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    Despite the revelation that Katana and I might be nothing more than thought forms who went a bit rogue, I'm not even given the chance to have a proper mental breakdown before Condescending Psychic Deer is opening his mouth to reveal a row of over-sharp teeth -- because of course there are carnivorous herbivores in this 'wonderland.'
      I stare at the deer's gaping, dripping maw, bite the inside of my cheek to pinch off a scream, close my eyes, and fist the sharp hairpin in my pocket, already bracing for the inevitable before Katana begins speaking again:    
    Part of me wonders if Katana being singled out and sidelined would culminate in Katana being eaten, since he seems to have no other obvious usefulness to anyone in this place than harboring MacGyver-like resourcefulness for fishing drowning cats from rivers, being cryptically anachronistic and ahistorical, and menacing the local populace with his sword at unfortunate moments. And part of me -- a very, very small of part of me -- may be alarmed at the possibility. And admittedly, not just because I'm apparently wearing the only change of clothing I own, and trying to get bloodstains out of them would mean drawing on domestic knowledge that my brain hasn't had a chance to fabricate yet.
      "I, er...I can't believe I'm saying this, but we're a package deal. We'll keep an eye on him, and if he puts a toe out of line, we'll shake him down and confiscate anything remotely lethal." I look at Jack for solidarity, but then remember that he's been labeled the only non-wonderland native among us, and my expression probably comes off looking more tentative than I want it to. I can't help but wonder how he's taking the news regarding his companions.
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    I look between the deer and Sophie and Katana, then back to the deer, then back to Sophie and Katana. A cold shiver crawls up my spine. I always assumed that the two of them were like me, trapped and fallen into unfavorable circumstances. However, the deer seemed to imply a deeper meaning. 
    I eyed the doorway. We were wasting time and this encounter was starting to feel like a trap. These beings knew we were in here, but they didn’t seem concerned. 
    I swallowed my nerves. “Who’s the martyr?” I asked after a moment. “And will she let us go?”
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    Beewolf reacted to Slime Mother in Fallng Down the Rabbit Hole   
    'They are two types of Familliars within this WonderLand.Love,a Geisha with no eyes yet obsess over their appearance.Their duty is to gossip. And Uselessness,a cloaked figure,silenced and eyes removed so they mamay never glare at or speak ill of The Martyr and that they may be taken care of with minimal issues.Their duty is to drown.'
    The stag huffs,a group of origami birds pulling round cushions for it to rest upon as it watches you with too bright eyes....too wise.
     
     
    'All being seho reside naturally here are familliars,crafted by the Martyr herself.'
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    Beewolf reacted to Slime Mother in Fallng Down the Rabbit Hole   
    '....I presume she wont.Because I shall not allow you to draw any closer to the Martyr. It is the solemn duty of all familliars to protect her. As for the two of you,You shall be duly punished for daring to disobey. Be grateful it is I and not Apathy who has decided to pass judgement.She is not as Merciful.I am not certain if yoy were gaining humanity or if you simply inpersonated a Love and a Uselessness,but no matter.'he snarled,his maw openeing to reveal very not deer like teeth.Fate glanced up and sighed,returning to her notes ".....she's the one god thatll ever exist or ever will. She created life with her wonderlands and,once this universe had finished its needed time,she'll destroy it and move o to the next.
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    Beewolf reacted to Die Shize in Fallng Down the Rabbit Hole   
    I am vastly appalled by the reindeer that enters my head betwixt two mad women and a madman.
    "This is the end I fear my ankles have deceived me"
    I take out my secret tanto and commit seppuku.
    "Haaaagggghhhhhhhaaaaaauuughhhhhhuhgggghghuhhhhh.................................uh...................................................."
    I am even more startled that my ritualistic suicide and disembowelment occurred only in my head.
    When I open my eyes, my hands are empty, a hilt in neither, and my belly is safe and secure beneath the overly awkward garments and sash of my kimono-something. I am still in the same room with the same crazy girl, the same crazy woman and the same man who also might be crazy.
    "I must be Love." I dare to guess, courage entering my veins while a burp threatens to escape my lips. I should not have eaten the tuna. I wonder if this little 'Fate' girl feeds on the fish that protect her in order to survive.
    "Please do not punish us, O Mighty Ones, O Fearsome Defenders, O Great and Mighty Smiters of Foes, Oh!" I hold up a forefinger to ward off any advance. "We may yet render assistance! The Martyr is sick, right? Well, let us help get the Martyr better! We are outsiders, yes, if not outworlders, and maybe at least one of us is a notorious outlaw, but sometimes it takes an outside hand to heal that which plagues what lies within. Let us help you. If we fail to do that, then, well..." I stroke my chin in thought. "...You can eat us."
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    ".......i....i dunno.I wont...let you near her...you're crazy...m...maybe the other 2 but nOt you
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    Beewolf reacted to desolate in Reg. Jenkins (Dougton): Conspiracies fracture Terrenus   
    Excerpt from Regent Jim Jenkins speech to Dougton:
    "Good afternoon, my friends. Just yesterday, a whisteblower in the Casper government released a statement that the regent there has endorsed some unfortunate positions about our fair city. Positions, what does that mean? I think we all know what it means, ever since that, what did they call it, that symposium?
     "Now, we—you know, we've been good friends to them. We've been good friends and good neighbors to everyone. We work our farms with our own hands to feed our neighbors—feed everyone. We were the ones who lit up the darkness when it covered the world. We were the ones who went out into space to explore. And what have we asked from our neighbors? Nothing, because we're good friends. We want to share our meals, share our light, share our discoveries—and what do our neighbors share with us?
    "Conspiracies. Sadly, there is a conspiracy to defraud this nation and divest us of our liberties. You all know my background. I've put away some terrible criminals. Worst of the worst. As a prosecutor, as a faithful servant of this nation and Gaia, mark my words: we are victims of a criminal enterprise that has infiltrated the royal government. 
    "They say that we are all being controlled by a hive mind. How does the monarchy know this? Oh, a satellite told them. A satellite that we aren't permitted by law to examine. Data methodology that we haven't been given a chance to analyze. Statistical inferences that we aren't allowed refute. Technological security is more important than our lives.
    "And how did they suggest saving us? Sterilization drugs. Poison bombs. New airship models. Invasive telepathy. Satellite bombardment. That symposium was a crime against humanity. Now other cities want to invade us over it. The royal government is trying to turn our city, that we built with our hands, into a test bed for their experimental weapons.
    "Why? It's right to ask why. I'm a lawyer. Always, always look for motive. And what motive could they have to betray us? Look around. There's been rioting all over the country. Territories have been seceding everywhere. And us? Our lifestyle is different. None of that machinery. We don't need machines that tell us to commit mass murder. Some machine in Hell's Gate, they dressed it up as a little girl, gave it a name—Victory, if you'll believe it, victory over who? Victory over us.
    "Some machine doll they dress up as a little girl told the royals in Ignatz that we're dissidents, and isn't that a great opportunity for testing and profiting from the next generation of weapons technology? Hell's Gate fat cats are stuffing their faces with our food and issuing edicts to conquer us.
    "It's with a heavy heart I signed into law the Defense Against Terrenus Act. Federal employees have until tomorrow to leave the independent state of Dougton's borders. Local law enforcement has been authorized to use lethal force on any who do not comply. We're setting up checkpoints in the surrounding towns to prevent any acts of terrorism from the politicians who have been inciting violence against us.
    "As regent, I would like to extend an invitation to the other municipal governments that have been targeted by the symposium. Do not let Hell's Gate and their war profiteering go unanswered."
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    Beewolf got a reaction from Slime Mother in Fallng Down the Rabbit Hole   
    I pat the girl's back as she clings to me and works through the last of her crying hiccups. I take a short opportunity to glance over my shoulder at Jack to see how he's handling all of this, only to find him understandably boring holes into the back of Katana's skull with his eyes where Katana happens to be squatting next to me now. I let Katana take over the questioning as I look at the cuts that have yet to begin closing on Jack's arms and wince in commiseration. We all look a bit ruffled and bloody, but food has been hard to come by so far, so I figure that antiseptics might be an even taller order to fill.
    While I am looking away, I hear the clatter of hooves in front of me, only to glance back and see that we have what appears to be a forest guardian plucked straight from a JRPG in our midst. Suddenly, a voice rings through my head, and I find that I'm not thrilled by its dismissive tone.
    Face looking splotchy from crying and expression a tad sheepish, Fate rights her skirts, and finding an out-of-the-way corner, sits down on the floor to busy herself with parchment and what look to be hand-rolled crayons.
    I notice the stag twists it horns between Katana and I in an indicative gesture as it thinks this at us rather offhandedly.
    "...I'm sorry, condescending psychic deer...but what exactly do you mean by a 'Useless' and a 'Love?'" There is a sense of dread crawling up my spine at what his words might indicate, but I try to keep my composure in the midst of countless weaponizable paper drawings and their young, just recently becalmed ward.
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    I pat the girl's back as she clings to me and works through the last of her crying hiccups. I take a short opportunity to glance over my shoulder at Jack to see how he's handling all of this, only to find him understandably boring holes into the back of Katana's skull with his eyes where Katana happens to be squatting next to me now. I let Katana take over the questioning as I look at the cuts that have yet to begin closing on Jack's arms and wince in commiseration. We all look a bit ruffled and bloody, but food has been hard to come by so far, so I figure that antiseptics might be an even taller order to fill.
    While I am looking away, I hear the clatter of hooves in front of me, only to glance back and see that we have what appears to be a forest guardian plucked straight from a JRPG in our midst. Suddenly, a voice rings through my head, and I find that I'm not thrilled by its dismissive tone.
    Face looking splotchy from crying and expression a tad sheepish, Fate rights her skirts, and finding an out-of-the-way corner, sits down on the floor to busy herself with parchment and what look to be hand-rolled crayons.
    I notice the stag twists it horns between Katana and I in an indicative gesture as it thinks this at us rather offhandedly.
    "...I'm sorry, condescending psychic deer...but what exactly do you mean by a 'Useless' and a 'Love?'" There is a sense of dread crawling up my spine at what his words might indicate, but I try to keep my composure in the midst of countless weaponizable paper drawings and their young, just recently becalmed ward.
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    "Big Sister,Aley..shes the martyr.shes always really ssad and tired nowadays so me n Aparht and Charon nd all thw others take care of her since she barely wants.....to...do anything....after losing her favorite knight" a deep male voice gently wanders into your head. 'Fate....you are far too trusting.its admirable but at this time,you should focus upon your scrolls' turning, a magnificent stag,antlers dipped in copper and fur incredibly mossy, is standing in the  entrance of the tree.Fate looks properly chastised "i...i just.....I want her better!" '.....I know....I know.'the stag turns to you 'you are the ones they spoke of. How intriguing that a Uselessness anand a Love would gain more human features and their own personality...it is something we shouls study.'
     
     
     
     

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