The Midas Touch and Midnight's Flight

14:53 Ragazzo "Well, well…"
14:53 Ragazzo «Meaty, jason, you guys probably to see this.»
14:53 Ragazzo *probablyu want
14:54 E4D «We're lookin' at it.»
14:54 Ragazzo «Oh, alright.» Does it look to be coming their way?
14:54 MisterFlames "What is it?" Pete says. The pinprick grows brighter, but not larger.
14:55 E4D "Uhhh… my best guess?"
14:55 MisterFlames "Sure?"
14:55 E4D "I'd say somethin' up there blew up."
14:56 MisterFlames "Okay, but what was the something, I wonder?"
14:57 E4D "Beats hell outta me."
14:57 MisterFlames Pinprick still grows brighter. It's getting very bright, in fact. Shadows are faintly forming from its light, and this is in sunlight.
14:58 Ragazzo "Well…I…hmm…"
15:01 MisterFlames "That is an odd thing, indeed." Pete shakes his head.
15:01 E4D «You know what? I'm not sure *what* the fuck that is.»
15:02 Ragazzo «Me either.»
15:02 Ragazzo «We're probably going to find otu when it asks us for help.»
15:02 Ragazzo *out
15:02 Ragazzo «Or attacks us.»
15:04 MisterFlames From the south, there's a whistling noise.
15:05 Ragazzo "…." Lance, who is on the deck, looks to the south.
15:05 MisterFlames THUNK! bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce… a gold sphere rolls on the deck.
15:05 Ragazzo «Ok.»
15:05 Ragazzo «Got another sphere on deck.»
15:06 Ragazzo How large is it?
15:06 E4D «What the fuck.»
15:06 Ragazzo Lance is already peering at it.
15:06 E4D Is the bright point still in the sky?
15:06 Ragazzo «Don't worry, I'll wait for you to come down before poking it.»
15:07 MisterFlames The sphere's eight inches in diameter. A strange script appears to glow on its surface for a moment.
15:07 MisterFlames The shiny in the sky is still there, steady in position.
15:07 Ragazzo «Huh. This one is a good deal larger than last night's…»
15:07 E4D «I'm pushing it overboard.»
15:07 Ragazzo «Some kind of writing…»
15:08 E4D Jason leaves the bridge, on his way down to engineering for a cheater bar.
15:08 Ragazzo Lance sighs, and holds his hand out, checking for heat.
15:09 E4D Anyone on the lower decks can probably hear the cavalcade of profanities coming from Jason's general direction.
15:09 Ragazzo Was the script anything lance recognized?
15:09 Ragazzo «Jason, really. It could be a lot worse then metal balls falling from the sky.»
15:09 Lilah Adhelami looks up and blinks.
15:10 Ragazzo «Not really falling…»
15:10 MisterFlames Not at all, Ragazzo.
15:10 E4D «Could it, Lance? Really? Could it?»
15:10 E4D «Wait, I guess it could.»
15:10 MisterFlames The golden sphere radiates no apparent heat.
15:10 Ragazzo «Yeah.»
15:10 Ragazzo «Like, say, any number fo other horrible things you know exist.»
15:11 * Tom90deg joined #afteraction
15:11 E4D He can't find the cheater bars, and settles for a big pushbroom.
15:11 Ragazzo «I'm picking it up.»
15:11 Tom90deg Zoe wanders up on deck. "WE got another ball? What's the symbol this time? And where's Aries?"
15:11 Ragazzo Lance taps the thing with his sword gingerly first.
15:12 E4D «You fucking know what the last one did. I've got a broom. I'm comin' up.»
15:12 MisterFlames Ting!
15:12 E4D Jason is, indeed, making his way up top.
15:12 Ragazzo «Yes, the last one was a radio. Calm the fuck down.»
15:12 Ragazzo He picks it up.
15:12 MisterFlames Bare handed?
15:12 Ragazzo Gloved hand.
15:12 Lilah «Falling objects from the sky arw not safe, Dahnel.»
15:13 Tom90deg "Lance, one of these days the weird things you pick up are gonna bite you."
15:13 MisterFlames 4df+6 Roll PD against this target, Rags
15:13 Glacon MisterFlames: Roll PD against this target, Rags: 6 (4df+6=-, 0, +, 0)
15:13 Lilah Adhelami is the wisest motherfucker on this ship.
15:13 Ragazzo 4df+3 OH dear
15:13 Glacon Ragazzo: OH dear: 5 (4df+3=0, 0, +, +)
15:13 Ragazzo |:
15:13 E4D He arrives up top.
15:14 E4D He's carrying the broom like aguidon. Oohrah.
15:14 E4D *a guidon
15:14 MisterFlames The first indication of something awry starts when the glove turns to gold, Followed quickly by Lance's hand. Then arm.
15:14 Tom90deg "Oh bloody buggering hell…
15:15 Ragazzo "…."
15:15 Ragazzo "Welp."
15:15 Ragazzo He lets go.
15:15 Ragazzo If he can.
15:15 Tom90deg Zoe moves quickly, pulling out her sword, and moveing to lance's arm that's not made of gold. "Shall I?"
15:15 MisterFlames Funny, that. He can't, since his arm is now solid gold.
15:15 MisterFlames Now shoulder.
15:15 Ragazzo "Nnno. Let's see. Probably going to die now."
15:15 Tom90deg "Fuck, too late…"
15:15 Ragazzo "Shit."
15:16 Tom90deg "When we fix this, you shall NEVER touch anything ever again."
15:16 E4D "WHAT THE *FUCK*?"
15:16 Ragazzo "I doubt that. If I get the chance."
15:16 Tom90deg "Midas touch Jason."
15:16 Ragazzo Lance is pretty panicked.
15:16 Tom90deg "Don't touch him."
15:16 Ragazzo "Yeah, just stand back."
15:16 Ragazzo He swallows, hard.
15:17 MisterFlames Shoulder goes to torso, then up to his neck and down to his abdomen. And then Lance is a golden statue.
15:17 E4D 4df+7 Jason swings like Babe Ruth with the broom at the object in his hand, letting go just before contact. "Jesus Christ!"
15:17 Glacon E4D: Jason swings like Babe Ruth with the broom at the object in his hand, letting go just before contact. "Jesus Christ!": 7 (4df+7=0, 0, -, +)
15:17 MisterFlames 4df+8 Solid
15:17 Glacon MisterFlames: Solid: 10 (4df+8=0, +, +, 0)
15:18 MisterFlames The broom bounces right off.
15:18 Tom90deg "Calm down, we'll get you out of this, and then we'll endlessly mock you."
15:18 E4D "ZOE. Go to the front of Eve. Pioneer kit. Get the 20 lb sledge and get your ass back here, and *watch* him."
15:18 E4D Jason turns and runs back downstairs to his room, hauling ass.
15:19 Tom90deg Zoe does so, hefting the sledge and getting back to Lance.
15:19 E4D He dons Oxide as quickly as he can, and hurries back up top.
15:19 Tom90deg "We need to talk to Aries, this is his tech."
15:20 Lilah «I hope all is going well Dahnel.»
15:20 E4D He snatches the sledge from her. "Stand back."
15:20 Ragazzo ~MIDNIGHT?~
15:20 Ragazzo ~NEED SOME HELP HERE~
15:20 E4D Jason takes about 20 steps back.
15:21 Tom90deg "You sure you don't want an axe?"
15:21 MisterFlames 4df+4 Can Midnight hear this?
15:21 Glacon MisterFlames: Can Midnight hear this?: 8 (4df+4=+, +, +, +)
15:21 Tom90deg "Cutting might work better."
15:21 E4D And then about 10 more.
15:21 E4D 4df+4 Athletics maneuver. He runs, picking up speed.
15:21 Glacon E4D: Athletics maneuver. He runs, picking up speed.: 5 (4df+4=+, 0, +, -)
15:21 MisterFlames Midnight awakens, then walks up to the deck.
15:22 Tom90deg Zoe glances over at Midnight. "Hey Kitty."
15:22 Tom90deg "Got a slight situation."
15:22 MisterFlames "What the hell?" Midnight says as she looks at the statue of Lance.
15:23 Tom90deg "Lance picked up another one of those orbs we had yesterday. Turns out this one wasn't a radio."
15:23 E4D 4df+11 (capped at GM discretion) Maneuver, power, and Con1. Midnight sees Jason charging past her, swinging a 20 pound sledge at Lance's hand, again releasing before he makes contact, cuz FUCK TOUCHING WEIRD SHIT FROM THE SKY.
15:23 Glacon E4D: (capped at GM discretion) Maneuver, power, and Con1. Midnight sees Jason charging past her, swinging a 20 pound sledge at Lance's hand, again releasing before he makes contact, cuz FUCK TOUCHING WEIRD SHIT FROM THE SKY.: 14 (4df+11=+, 0, +, +)
15:23 MisterFlames 4df+8 Solid
15:23 Glacon MisterFlames: Solid: 5 (4df+8=-, 0, -, -)
15:24 E4D *The ball, not his hand. He's not that stupid.
15:24 Ragazzo Since the ball is /in/ lance's hand…
15:25 MisterFlames The thing about gold is its high ductabilty. The sphere gets a sledge-sized indentation in it, but Lance's hand doesn't let it go.
15:26 E4D Jason loses his balance with the swing, stumbles, tucks and rolls.
15:26 Tom90deg "Well, that worked. Midnight, can you talk to Lance?
15:26 Tom90deg "
15:26 Tom90deg "I mean, is he frozen, just held, what?"
15:26 MisterFlames Well, perhaps looking at the sphere would be useful.
15:26 Lilah Adhelami hears the clang all the way downstairs. She looks up.
15:27 MisterFlames "He's alive in there, and he thought to me."
15:27 Tom90deg Zoe wanders over to the Golden Lance and eyes the sphere, staying well away.
15:28 Ragazzo ~Tell jason he's an ass.~
15:28 E4D Jason shakes his head, walking back over. <GOD *DAMN* IT. I FUCKING *TOLD* YOU. IF YOU'D HAVE *LISTENED*, YOU WOULDN'T BE A 24 KARAT *JACKASS* RIGHT NOW. *FUCK*> Jason punches at the air. <Hold still, shithead. We'll get this figured out.>
15:28 Ragazzo ~Please.~
15:29 Ragazzo ~Because I'm really going somewhere.~
15:29 Ragazzo ~I can see, still, by the way.~
15:29 E4D Jason looks down at Midnight. <Christ, Midnight, tell me you got somethin'.>
15:29 MisterFlames ~Sure.~ Midnight pauses. ~He's replied that "If you'd only have listened, you wouldn't be a twenty-four carat statue now.~
15:30 Tom90deg Zoe is still examining the ball.
15:30 Ragazzo ~Well, that's true. But there's a good chance that if this went overboard the ocean would be gold, so…~
15:30 MisterFlames The ball is no longer round, but indented. Also it appears to be fused to Lance's hand.
15:31 Tom90deg Zoe is looking for any markings like last time.
15:32 MisterFlames "I think that Lance can see, but he can't hear anything." Midnight says to Jason. "He is aware, though."
15:32 Ragazzo ~There was some script on this thing before. Not sure if it's there still Any idea what it said?~
15:32 Ragazzo ~Or says, rather.~
15:32 E4D <Wait! I have an idea! Plasma torches. We got a couple below.>
15:33 E4D <John's been cuttin' on shit with 'em since we got on board.>
15:33 Tom90deg "What're you planing on cutting off? He's already gold."
15:33 E4D <Uh, the fucking *ball*?>
15:33 Tom90deg "And if that thing is the only thing that can turn lance back?"
15:33 MisterFlames 4df+4 Maybe? Target Six.
15:33 Glacon MisterFlames: Maybe? Target Six.: 6 (4df+4=0, +, +, 0)
15:34 Tom90deg "You just planing on cutting it open, or cutting Lance's hand off?"
15:34 Tom90deg "And becides, don't you have to TOUCH plasma cutters to whatever you're cutting?"
15:34 Tom90deg "Which will then turn it to gold, rendering it useless."
15:35 Tom90deg "Course, I coudl be wrong, haveing never used a plasma torch."
15:35 MisterFlames Midnight projects a mental frown. ~It's from Thelema, angelic writing. It said, 'Pick me up.'~
15:35 Tom90deg "Thelma?"
15:35 Ragazzo ~Thelema…?~
15:35 Tom90deg "Where's Louise?"
15:36 E4D Jason thinks for a moment, gears turning and grinding. <The broom and sledge didn't turn to gold.>
15:36 Ragazzo 4df+3 Tapping an eye for time, Occult, lance scours all his memories. Does he recognize that?
15:36 Glacon Ragazzo: Tapping an eye for time, Occult, lance scours all his memories. Does he recognize that?: 2 (4df+3=-, -, +, 0)
15:36 Tom90deg "They just got tapped. Lance's glove did turn to gold."
15:36 Tom90deg "But maybe it's a one time charge, I don't know."
15:37 MisterFlames ~Aleister Crowley, a religion he was a prophet for. High ritual magic.~
15:37 Ragazzo ~Well….ok.~
15:37 Ragazzo ~So…what's this mean?~
15:38 E4D Jason thinks again for a minute, still reflecting on his earlier plan. He shakes his head, sure now. <No, no. You don't have to touch it with the torch.>
15:39 Ragazzo ~Whatever jason is planning, tell him to wait a bit, would you?~
15:39 Ragazzo ~I'm still calming down from his last plan.~
15:40 MisterFlames ~All right.~
15:40 MisterFlames "Lance asks that you not immediately jump in with your plan."
15:41 Ragazzo ~'This man is a statue. Let's hit him with a sledghammer!'~
15:41 E4D He stops, already about to take a stride toward the hatch. <Uh, all right?>
15:41 Tom90deg "Well, becides, you don't need plasma. You just need a normal blowtorch. Gold melts at 2000 F, i did it all the time back home."
15:41 Tom90deg "Handy way to recast stuff."
15:43 E4D He paces for a moment, pulling the helmet off and holding it under his arm. "Nah, we don't have any. They use plasma on the ship. No oxyacetylene. Explosion hazard."
15:43 Tom90deg "Damn…"
15:43 MisterFlames "Sure that it won't melt Lance?" Midnight asks.
15:43 Tom90deg "That's why it's plan B."
15:44 Tom90deg "Can you ask Lance if he hears anything like last time?"
15:45 MisterFlames "By the way, if Lance remembered the script on it right, it had angelic writing that said, in essence, 'Pick Me Up.' I doubt it was compulsive, since Lance couldn't read it… but this is definitely a trap of some sort. Or a game."
15:45 Ragazzo ~So….Thelema, was it a particularly 'malevolent' religion?~
15:45 MisterFlames ~Not really. I've used it as a reference for healing magic. You're probably dealing with a trickster god or spirit.~
15:46 Ragazzo ~Hmm.~
15:46 Tom90deg "Great. We're dealing with something who thinks it has a sense of humor…"
15:46 Tom90deg "Anyone remember the Midas fable? How'd it end?"
15:46 E4D "Uh, with Midas being a dumbass?"
15:46 Ragazzo ~Well…what would be entertaining here…for a god…~
15:47 Ragazzo ~Or spirit.~
15:47 Tom90deg "I mean, did he get cured? Was he stuck with it? I jsut know that everything he touched turned to gold."
15:48 Tom90deg "If we're dealing with the Joker, might need to know what the rules are, if there are any."
15:49 E4D "Uh, no, he ended up turned to gold himself, or with no one in his kingdom, everything turned to gold. Depending on the version."
15:49 MisterFlames "Midas was more of a case of 'be careful what you wish for'."
15:49 Ragazzo ~Ahhh, really, my thoughts are moving a bit quicker then I'm used too…~
15:50 Tom90deg "Didn't he starve to death in one verson too?"
15:50 Ragazzo ~Midnight, is there any chance that this thing has given me a connection to it's sender?~
15:50 MisterFlames ~Sure, but how likely that is?~
15:50 Ragazzo ~I don't know how these things work.~
15:51 Ragazzo He would shrug, but statue.
15:52 Ragazzo ~Might aries have something to say about this…?~ It's pretty obviously a a stab in the dark.
15:52 Ragazzo He's searching for outs other then whatever he is sure jason has cooked up.
15:55 E4D Jason shrugs. "Well?" He looks down at Midnight. "Talk to me."
15:55 Tom90deg Zoe looks down at Lance's feet, the weird disk catching her eye. "Huh."
15:56 Tom90deg "I think we may have a collector."
15:57 MisterFlames "Yes, Jason?"
15:58 Ragazzo Lance silently searches his mind for any foreign presences.
15:58 MisterFlames No, no presence. Not his birthday.
15:59 Ragazzo No one ever gets him anything.
15:59 MisterFlames Well, this year he got a rock, apparently.
16:00 Ragazzo Clever.
16:01 E4D "Any ideas, Midnight?"
16:01 Ragazzo ~I'm out of ideas. Is aries still out?~
16:03 MisterFlames ~Yes, last I checked, Lance.~
16:03 E4D "We… Get Laito? Have Lance make a deal?"
16:04 MisterFlames "Sorry, Jason. I've got no notion. I'm just surprised it wasn't a golden apple."
16:04 Ragazzo ~Well…hmmm…I'm out of ideas.~
16:05 MisterFlames "Laito might be able to have Mal fix it, but the price would no doubt be hefty. After all, he did a life for a life with me and Dusty."
16:06 Ragazzo 4df+3 Occult, tapping again, Lance plunders his mind once more for any kernel that might help, getting more than a bit desperate.
16:06 Glacon Ragazzo: Occult, tapping again, Lance plunders his mind once more for any kernel that might help, getting more than a bit desperate.: 4 (4df+3=+, 0, 0, 0)
16:06 Tom90deg "Well, dosn't he still owe us half a nuke?"
16:09 MisterFlames "I don't know. What is our balance?"
16:09 E4D "The deal was a part-and-parcel affair. All or nothing. We got our up-front out of it, anyway. The equipment, remember?"
16:09 Tom90deg "Ah, damn…."
16:09 E4D "He's not big on altering contracts… You remember the snake. Both of you do."
Nov 18 16:10:08 <MisterFlames> "I nearly died because of him, so yes."
Nov 18 16:10:25 <Tom90deg> "Well, suppose we could ask…."
Nov 18 16:11:06 <Ragazzo> ~Hey, midnight, is there anyway you could broadcast me to the others?~
Nov 18 16:11:34 <MisterFlames> ~It would exhaust me, Lance, I'm sorry.~
Nov 18 16:11:54 <Ragazzo> ~I understand.~
Nov 18 16:12:05 <E4D> Jason stops. MOMENT OF INSIGHT FOR THE MEAT SHIELD!
Nov 18 16:12:23 <E4D> He points up at the sky, toward the glowing point to the north. "That!"
Nov 18 16:12:41 <Ragazzo> ~What is he pointing at…? The glint in the sky?~
Nov 18 16:14:09 <MisterFlames> ~Yes.~
Nov 18 16:14:41 <MisterFlames> The glowing point in the sky still glows brightly. Might be as bright as moonlight, in fact.'
Nov 18 16:15:03 <Tom90deg> "Huh…"
Nov 18 16:15:38 <MisterFlames> Roll Perception, people on deck.
Nov 18 16:15:47 <MisterFlames> 4df+4 Pete.
Nov 18 16:15:48 <Glacon> MisterFlames: Pete.: 1 (4df+4=0, -, -, -)
Nov 18 16:15:51 <E4D> "Can you tell what it is, Midnight?"
Nov 18 16:15:58 <Ragazzo> 4df Lance too?
Nov 18 16:15:58 <Glacon> Ragazzo: Lance too?: -1 (4df=-, +, -, 0)
Nov 18 16:15:58 <E4D> 4df+4 Helmet's off.
Nov 18 16:15:58 <Glacon> E4D: Helmet's off.: 1 (4df+4=-, -, 0, -)
Nov 18 16:16:04 <MisterFlames> "Bright."
Nov 18 16:16:54 <MisterFlames> "I'm sorry, Jason, I shouldn't be flippant. It looks like a really bright star or planet, but I don't see a disk."
Nov 18 16:17:00 <Tom90deg> 4fd+2
Nov 18 16:17:09 <Tom90deg> 4df+2
Nov 18 16:17:09 <Glacon> Tom90deg: 0 (4df+2=-, -, -, +)
Nov 18 16:17:30 <MisterFlames> Lance is more fascinating than bright spots.
Nov 18 16:18:35 <Laito> 4df+6 Alex is up there somewhere, and is attentive.
Nov 18 16:18:35 <Glacon> Laito: Alex is up there somewhere, and is attentive.: 7 (4df+6=+, +, -, 0)
Nov 18 16:20:48 <Laito> "Huh."
Nov 18 16:22:52 <Maddy> Alice is bellow decks, avoiding the "Lance is a statue" drama unless she's called for.
Nov 18 16:23:33 <E4D> «Alice, hun, I think you'd better come up here and see this. Bring Al-Er.»
Nov 18 16:25:10 <Maddy> «…k.» Alice heads up.
Nov 18 16:26:07 <Laito> Alex wanders by the others, looking up still.
Nov 18 16:26:31 <Ragazzo> Lance is sorting out his various memories, trying to ignore his panic into submission.
Nov 18 16:27:06 <Tom90deg> "What ya looking at Alex?"
Nov 18 16:27:38 <Maddy> She's dressed in her Sunday best. <Sup? I m-mean other than shit falling frome the s-sky. Again.>
Nov 18 16:27:39 <Laito> "The giant glowing star in the sky, Zoe, what are -you- looking at?"
Nov 18 16:28:12 <E4D> Jason gestures with an arm at the Golden Lance.
Nov 18 16:28:23 <Maddy> <Well shit.>
Nov 18 16:28:24 <Tom90deg> "I'm looking at Lance."
Nov 18 16:28:33 <Maddy> She tilts her head.
Nov 18 16:28:49 <Laito> Alex looks at Lance…. Then back at the sky without further curiosity. This is more interesting.
Nov 18 16:29:04 <Ragazzo> Lance carries on being a statue.
Nov 18 16:29:23 <Ragazzo> He's really getting good at it.
Nov 18 16:29:29 <MisterFlames> Maddy, roll Science!
Nov 18 16:29:31 <Tom90deg> Zoe looks up at the sky as well
Nov 18 16:29:33 <Tom90deg> 4df+2
Nov 18 16:29:34 <Glacon> Tom90deg: 2 (4df+2=+, 0, 0, -)
Nov 18 16:30:00 <Maddy> 4df+4 Alice is good at science
Nov 18 16:30:01 <Glacon> Maddy: Alice is good at science: 5 (4df+4=+, 0, +, -)
Nov 18 16:30:04 <Maddy> No she not
Nov 18 16:31:34 <Maddy> <Supernova.>
Nov 18 16:31:38 <Maddy> She points.
Nov 18 16:32:05 <E4D> "Ha! I called it!"
Nov 18 16:33:53 <MisterFlames> "Huh… is that dangerous?"
Nov 18 16:34:42 <Maddy> <Don't know. I'm a vet.>
Nov 18 16:36:11 <Laito> "Not at that distance," Alex says, shaking his head a little. "But it would be hard to tell without months of close observation."
Nov 18 16:36:53 <Laito> "The distance, I mean."
Nov 18 16:37:04 <Maddy> <Hmm.>
Nov 18 16:37:25 <Laito> "Had an emergency like this once… spent some time at the Trubble."
Nov 18 16:37:52 <Maddy> a
Nov 18 16:37:56 <Maddy> -a
Nov 18 16:38:37 <E4D> "Laito!"
Nov 18 16:38:55 <E4D> "We're in need of a keen mind. He gestures, again, at Lance."
Nov 18 16:39:00 <E4D> -"
Nov 18 16:39:44 <Laito> Alex looks at Jason, looks at Lance. Jason… Lance…. Then turns and walks over to the statue. "Playing with his balls again, I see."
Nov 18 16:40:00 <Ragazzo> ~He made a joke, didn't he?~
Nov 18 16:40:15 <Ragazzo> ~I'll bet my weight in gold he made a jok.~
Nov 18 16:40:17 <Ragazzo> *joke
Nov 18 16:40:25 <Ragazzo> ~Hh. That was agood one.~
Nov 18 16:40:27 <Ragazzo> *Heh
Nov 18 16:41:03 <MisterFlames> ~Yes, he's talking. Of course he made a joke. About testicles.~
Nov 18 16:41:26 <Ragazzo> ~Tell him he could have done better?~
Nov 18 16:41:38 <Laito> Alex did no such thing. He looks the statue over keenly.
Nov 18 16:42:46 <Tom90deg> "It spread to whatever he was touching. One weird thing though…"
Nov 18 16:42:54 <MisterFlames> Gold statue of Lance holding what is now a gold ball with a large indentation.
Nov 18 16:43:08 <Tom90deg> Zoe points out the parts of steel still visible on Lance's sword. It didn't get everywhere."
Nov 18 16:43:20 <Laito> "Hm."
Nov 18 16:43:44 <Tom90deg> 'Don't know what that means, but Eh. It's something."
Nov 18 16:43:47 <Laito> "Do we know that it came from the ball?"
Nov 18 16:43:56 <MisterFlames> Perception, Laito.
Nov 18 16:44:15 <Tom90deg> "Unless there's someone with a weird sence of humor that decided to turn lance into gold when he picked up a normal ball, yes."
Nov 18 16:44:32 <Tom90deg> "The dent is courtesy of Jason."
Nov 18 16:44:45 <Laito> 4df+6 "Hmmm…"
Nov 18 16:44:46 <Glacon> Laito: "Hmmm…": 5 (4df+6=-, -, 0, +)
Nov 18 16:45:07 <MisterFlames> Pete speaks up, "It did seem to spread from the ball up his arm, taking about fifteen seconds or so."
Nov 18 16:45:41 <Tom90deg> "If it was slower, we might've tried plan B."
Nov 18 16:46:16 <Maddy> <Amputation, I p-presume.>
Nov 18 16:46:27 <Tom90deg> "Yep."
Nov 18 16:46:42 <Tom90deg> "But by the time I got over, it was over his sholder, and not like I can hack off part of his torso."
Nov 18 16:47:14 <E4D> "I can take it off with the plasma torch."
Nov 18 16:47:28 <Laito> "Maybe think about teleportation next time, before you think about removing vital limbs from a doctor."
Nov 18 16:47:41 <Laito> "Expend all options first, that kinda thing."
Nov 18 16:47:47 <Tom90deg> "Maybe not."
Nov 18 16:48:13 <Tom90deg> "The gold might spread to the torch, and becides, if you hurt it, it might…react badly. I don't want to be a gold statue."
Nov 18 16:48:38 <Maddy> <How would it s-spread to the torch? It d-didn't spread to his s-sword.>
Nov 18 16:48:38 <Tom90deg> Zoe looks at Alex. "Teleport? Teleprot what? And where?"
Nov 18 16:48:46 <Tom90deg> "this is gonna be good, I can tell."
Nov 18 16:50:18 <E4D> "The torch doesn't work like that."
Nov 18 16:50:42 <Tom90deg> "Still, If you're gonna cut off Lance's hand, may want to exaust all other options."
Nov 18 16:51:03 <E4D> "It doesn't touch the object you're working on, and it blows the metal you're vaporizing *away* from the nozzle at a *pretty* high velocity."
Nov 18 16:51:24 <Maddy> <Right, a-any ideas?>
Nov 18 16:51:34 <Tom90deg> "Again, never used a plasma torch. But what if we need the ball all on one piece to be able to fix Lance?"
Nov 18 16:51:46 <Tom90deg> "I think we should talk to Aries. This is simlar to his tech, right?
Nov 18 16:51:54 <Maddy> <No.>
Nov 18 16:52:16 <Laito> Alex starts to fiddle with the sword, trying to remove it.
Nov 18 16:52:20 <E4D> "Yeah, where do you get that?"
Nov 18 16:52:23 <Maddy> <He hada b-ball that was a radio. Tech doesn't t-turn people into gold.>
Nov 18 16:52:33 <Tom90deg> "How many people have a giant ball-fireing cannon that seems to seek us out?"
Nov 18 16:52:36 <E4D> Jason looks to Pete, then points at his sidearm.
Nov 18 16:52:40 <Maddy> <This is magic s-shit, no doubt.>
Nov 18 16:52:42 <E4D> "Look at his pistol."
Nov 18 16:52:43 <Tom90deg> "Well, Military tech has both guns and radios."
Nov 18 16:53:01 <E4D> "It looks like my handgun. His is from Mass Effect. Mine's not."
Nov 18 16:53:02 <MisterFlames> Pete takes out his pistol. Nice gun.'
Nov 18 16:53:11 <E4D> "But they look alike, so they must be from the same source."
Nov 18 16:53:34 <Maddy> Alice shaes her head. <Aries said it w-was a heat seaking beacon. This is a magic midas ball.>
Nov 18 16:53:44 <Tom90deg> "I don't know, I'm just trying to think up ideas."
Nov 18 16:53:57 <Tom90deg> "Well if it's magic, That's Midnight's area of expertiese."
Nov 18 16:55:11 <MisterFlames> "Technically, it would be Dusty's. Alchemy turning things to gold." Midnight says. "I think it's some sort of trick, myself."
Nov 18 16:55:38 <Tom90deg> "Some kinda illusion maybe?"
Nov 18 16:55:54 <E4D> "No, not an illusion."
Nov 18 16:55:56 <Tom90deg> "Like maybe Lance isn't really gold, he just…thinks he is, and we see him as such? I dunno…"
Nov 18 16:56:13 <Tom90deg> "If it's a trick, there must be something to it…"
Nov 18 16:56:30 <E4D> Jason picks up the broom and tosses it, brush end forward, at Lance.
Nov 18 16:56:31 <Laito> Alex removes the sword from… wherever it was on Lance's body.
Nov 18 16:56:42 <Laito> Scabbard or hand, or whatever.
Nov 18 16:57:05 <Maddy> <Or its a green fucking with us for it's own amusment. In which case there's nothing to it really. Who fukin' knows.>
Nov 18 16:57:29 <Laito> "No Greens about, Maddy."
Nov 18 16:57:37 <Laito> Alex says this assuringly. Confident.
Nov 18 16:57:38 <Maddy> Alice
Nov 18 16:57:41 <Laito> Alice.
Nov 18 16:57:42 <Maddy> :|
Nov 18 16:57:50 <MisterFlames> Scabbard. The sword gleams as it's withdrawn, looking perfectly sharp and well maintained.
Nov 18 16:57:50 <E4D> lol
Nov 18 16:57:54 <Tom90deg> "Green?"
Nov 18 16:58:04 <Maddy> <Reality bender.>
Nov 18 16:58:10 <E4D> "GOC nomenclature for a bender."
Nov 18 16:58:28 <E4D> "Foundation calls a Green a Bixby."
Nov 18 16:58:42 <Tom90deg> "Intresting. We called them by their names."
Nov 18 16:58:58 <Laito> "Interesting, we don't know all of their names."
Nov 18 16:58:59 <MisterFlames> "And we avoid them." Midnight says.
Nov 18 16:59:01 <Tom90deg> "Hm…weird though, the sword wasn't effected…"
Nov 18 16:59:11 <Tom90deg> "Maybe it wasn't close enough to his body?"
Nov 18 16:59:12 <Laito> Alex taps the sword on Lance's head.
Nov 18 16:59:19 <MisterFlames> Ting!
Nov 18 16:59:38 <Ragazzo> ~…was that my sword.~
Nov 18 16:59:48 <MisterFlames> ~Yes.~
Nov 18 16:59:56 <E4D> "Yeah, we're not talking about what you think we're talking about, Zoe."
Nov 18 17:00:03 <Ragazzo> ~Well…~
Nov 18 17:00:10 <Tom90deg> "Don't worry I'm used to it."
Nov 18 17:00:12 <Laito> … Ting! T-t-ting t-t-ting, t-ting t-ting ting! Alex is very rhythmic.
Nov 18 17:00:26 <Ragazzo> ~…fuck /off/ Alex.~
Nov 18 17:00:36 <Tom90deg> "I have a stupid idea." Zoe clears her Throat. "Thelma! Do you have something you wish to say?"
Nov 18 17:00:50 <MisterFlames> "Lance would like you to stop that, Alex."
Nov 18 17:01:31 <Laito> "Yes, I am sure he would." Alex wasn't goign to proceed anyway. He examines the dented ball instead.
Nov 18 17:02:02 <Tom90deg> "Do we have any Hydrocoloric acid and Nitric Acid?"
Nov 18 17:02:15 <E4D> "…"
Nov 18 17:02:22 <Laito> "Hey." Ting. "Stop it." He is speaking to the ball. His motives are unclear.
Nov 18 17:02:42 <E4D> Jason reaches around, grabbing behind him. "Wait, wait, wait a second… I think I might be able to pull some out my ass."
Nov 18 17:02:54 <MisterFlames> "That would hurt."
Nov 18 17:02:54 <Tom90deg> "John might have some."
Nov 18 17:03:02 <Tom90deg> "I can make Aqua Regia with it."
Nov 18 17:03:33 <MisterFlames> "Right, because melting Lance with acid would be more effective?" Pete says.
Nov 18 17:03:49 <Tom90deg> "Maybe we can melt just the ball."
Nov 18 17:04:09 <Tom90deg> "But again, that's a last resort kind of thing."
Nov 18 17:04:26 <E4D> "… The ball looks like it's made of gold, too. It smashed like gold when I hit it with the sledge."
Nov 18 17:04:55 <Tom90deg> "Exactly. That's what's speical about Aqua Regia. It dissolves gold."
Nov 18 17:05:59 <Laito> "Welp. Let's tie a tie around his head and dress him up in silly clothes until something changes."
Nov 18 17:06:13 <Laito> "Jason, you get the sharpies."
Nov 18 17:06:14 <Tom90deg> "Mature."
Nov 18 17:06:26 <Maddy> <I lke this idea.>
Nov 18 17:06:35 <Laito> "Alice likes this idea, Zoe."
Nov 18 17:06:48 <Tom90deg> "She would."
Nov 18 17:06:53 <Laito> He sounds -very- mature.
Nov 18 17:07:04 <Maddy> <What's that s-suposed to mean, kid?>
Nov 18 17:07:06 <Tom90deg> "Still, suppose we can't do much…"
Nov 18 17:07:58 <Laito> What is the shape of Lance's free hand currently?
Nov 18 17:09:26 <Tom90deg> "Untill Thelma talks to us, or we figure this out."
Nov 18 17:09:42 <MisterFlames> "Thelma?"
Nov 18 17:10:23 <Ragazzo> Flat, palm up.
Nov 18 17:10:53 <Tom90deg> (Retcon! Zoe dosn't know that name.)
Nov 18 17:11:48 <Laito> Alex resheathes the sword and goes on his way to somewhere.
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Nov 18 17:20:25 <Ragazzo> "Welp…"
Nov 18 17:20:30 <Ragazzo> ~~
Nov 18 17:23:04 <MisterFlames> ~We'll try to figure something out, Lance, but it looks like it will be a while.~
Nov 18 17:23:32 <Ragazzo> ~It's ok. I'm not going anywhere.~
Nov 18 17:23:54 <Ragazzo> ~Might want to stick me in the shade, so i don't get too hot to touch, or anything.~
Nov 18 17:26:46 <MisterFlames> ~I don't know if we can even move you, Lance.~
Nov 18 17:27:10 <Ragazzo> ~Oh, huh. Yeah. Just forget it then.~
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Nov 18 18:53:40 <MisterFlames> Suddenly, Poopstick Magee.
Nov 18 18:54:47 <E4D> …
Nov 18 18:56:43 <Ragazzo> Lance continues to best Sentry.
Nov 18 18:56:48 <Ragazzo> *to be
Nov 18 18:57:28 <Maddy> Alice has since changed out of her super suit and is bumming around the mess playing with her phone.
Nov 18 18:59:11 <Tom90deg> Zoe is wandering around on deck, every now and then looking upwards, if anything else is about to fall out of the sky.
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Nov 18 19:15:48 <Ragazzo> Dr. Cole contemplates life, and other diversions in his forced downtime.
Nov 18 19:16:45 <E4D> A seagull circles overhead.
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Nov 18 19:17:06 <Nioki> Alanoch walks out on deck, and looks up at the sky.
Nov 18 19:17:25 <Tom90deg> Zoe gives Alanoch a wave.
Nov 18 19:17:29 <E4D> The seagull calls out, swooping down and landing on the golden statue below.
Nov 18 19:19:00 <Nioki> He doesn't really respond. Which is fairly normal.
Nov 18 19:19:03 <Tom90deg> Zoe watches with intrest. This should be a good test.
Nov 18 21:11:31 <Ragazzo> Lance is on the deck, of course. He's still sorting through memories.
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Nov 18 21:34:21 <MisterFlames> The star in the sky is bright enough to read by, its cold light shining down upon the deck.
Nov 18 21:35:04 <MisterFlames> Lance's mind revs a bit, almost literally bored out of his skull. MD, please.
Nov 18 21:35:49 <Ragazzo> 4df+6 Can I tap TWRO here? If not, this is at +3
Nov 18 21:35:49 <Glacon> Ragazzo: Can I tap TWRO here? If not, this is at +3: 5 (4df+6=-, +, -, 0)
Nov 18 21:37:07 <MisterFlames> Interesting. Lance, you've moved.
Nov 18 21:37:23 <Ragazzo> In what manner?
Nov 18 21:37:27 <MisterFlames> You're about two steps away from where you were.
Nov 18 21:37:47 <Ragazzo> ~….huh.~
Nov 18 21:38:10 <MisterFlames> Feet on the deck, in your armor, sword at your side.
Nov 18 21:38:29 <Ragazzo> Lance attempts to move his right arm.
Nov 18 21:38:44 <MisterFlames> Sure. Moves normally.
Nov 18 21:38:54 <Ragazzo> Still made of gold?
Nov 18 21:39:41 <MisterFlames> Doesn't look like gold. Looks like you, although the light from the nova makes things look strange.
Nov 18 21:40:05 <Ragazzo> Lance lifts the hand holding the gold sphere. He tries to drop it.
Nov 18 21:40:24 <MisterFlames> Funny, the sphere's not in your hand.
Nov 18 21:40:41 <Ragazzo> «I think I'm…huh…»
Nov 18 21:40:45 <Ragazzo> «Uh, guys?»
Nov 18 21:41:00 <Ragazzo> «I'm back to normal, I think…»
Nov 18 21:41:52 <Ragazzo> «Did someone take the sphere off me at some point?»
Nov 18 21:42:03 <MisterFlames> Interesting, you don't have the radio.
Nov 18 21:42:17 <Ragazzo> Well, redact /all/ that.
Nov 18 21:42:44 <Ragazzo> Lance looks up at the sky, then around.
Nov 18 21:42:53 <Ragazzo> The boat that is.
Nov 18 21:44:03 <MisterFlames> When you turn around, you see a statue of yourself, glimmering golden in the light. There seems to be a silver thread going from the statue… hmmm… right to you.
Nov 18 21:44:17 <Ragazzo> "…."
Nov 18 21:44:27 <Ragazzo> "Thaaaaat's really interesting."
Nov 18 21:44:53 <Ragazzo> Lance takes another step back, watching the string.
Nov 18 21:45:24 <MisterFlames> The string seems to draw out more thread, keeping you connected to the statue.
Nov 18 21:46:13 <Ragazzo> He exhales, and moves forward. He touches the statue gingerly.
Nov 18 21:46:37 <Ragazzo> Do you want to move to AAM?
Nov 18 21:47:05 <MisterFlames> He touches the statue. Cold metal to his fingertips.
Nov 18 21:47:42 <Ragazzo> "…"
Nov 18 21:48:04 <Ragazzo> Lance looks at the star. What sort of light is emitting?
Nov 18 21:48:49 <MisterFlames> Bright light, looks like starlight.
Nov 18 21:49:12 <Ragazzo> Is the sphere in the statue's hand
Nov 18 21:49:15 <Ragazzo> ?
Nov 18 21:50:51 <MisterFlames> Yup.
Nov 18 21:51:23 <Ragazzo> Lance rubs his cheek, and tries to lift it away. No dice?
Nov 18 21:52:21 <Nusquam> Mental Defense, Lance
Nov 18 21:52:32 <Ragazzo> 4df+6 Tapping again
Nov 18 21:52:32 <Glacon> Ragazzo: Tapping again: 10 (4df+6=+, +, +, +)
Nov 18 21:52:43 <Nusquam> Jesus.
Nov 18 21:53:00 <Ragazzo> Lance is apparently much refreshed by this bout of freedom.
Nov 18 21:53:58 <MisterFlames> The sphere does not move from the hand. Lance's hands reach into the sphere, however, then he lifts… something that is the sphere. '
Nov 18 21:54:21 <Ragazzo> "…well now…"
Nov 18 21:55:14 <Ragazzo> Lance holds this sphere in one hand, examining it. He draws his sword with his other hand.
Nov 18 21:55:30 <Ragazzo> Glances at the star thoughtfully. Light still going strong?
Nov 18 21:57:29 <MisterFlames> Yup.
Nov 18 21:58:05 <Ragazzo> Lance walks backwards away from the statue slowly, heading towards one of the hatches belowdeck.
Nov 18 21:58:37 <MisterFlames> Not a problem.
Nov 18 21:58:49 <MisterFlames> Where is Lance heading?
Nov 18 21:59:24 <Ragazzo> The medbay.
Nov 18 21:59:53 <Ragazzo> He proceeds cautiously, keeping his sword at the ready.
Nov 18 22:00:00 <PaulS_laptop> John is in engineering, whistling and running his still
Nov 18 22:00:09 <Ragazzo> ~Midnight…? Can you hear me?~
Nov 18 22:00:10 <PaulS_laptop> oblivious
Nov 18 22:01:05 <MisterFlames> ~Yes, Lance.~ Midnight replies. She's in her cabin, studying.
Nov 18 22:01:30 <Ragazzo> ~I'm heading to your cabin. I'm out fo the statue, somehow.~
Nov 18 22:01:50 <MisterFlames> ~Interresting… okay.~
Nov 18 22:02:17 <Ragazzo> ~I think I'm having an out of body experience, or…something…and something is watching me.~
Nov 18 22:02:40 <Ragazzo> He heads to midnight's cabin, knocking, before he enters.
Nov 18 22:03:00 <Ragazzo> Wait.
Nov 18 22:03:02 <MisterFlames> Mental Defense, Lance.
Nov 18 22:03:12 <Ragazzo> Well, never mind.
Nov 18 22:03:22 <Ragazzo> 4df+6 Tapping again
Nov 18 22:03:23 <Glacon> Ragazzo: Tapping again: 7 (4df+6=+, -, +, 0)
Nov 18 22:04:10 <MisterFlames> 4df+4 Counter.
Nov 18 22:04:10 <Glacon> MisterFlames: Counter.: 5 (4df+4=+, +, 0, -)
Nov 18 22:05:12 <MisterFlames> There's a strange barrier to your passage, but you do cross it. It's tiring, though. Midnight looks up at you with some surprise. ~You came through my wards. Very interesting.~
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Nov 18 22:05:31 <MisterFlames> "Can you hear me?" Midnight says.
Nov 18 22:05:47 <Ragazzo> "It wasn't exactly easy." Lance rubs his temples. "And yes."
Nov 18 22:06:14 <Ragazzo> "Midnight, what is going on? What part of me is this?"
Nov 18 22:06:48 <Ragazzo> He holds up the sphere he pulled from the sphere. "And what /is/ this? And *this*?" He gestures at the silver thread, if it's visible still.
Nov 18 22:07:02 <Ragazzo> Moving further into the room, looking around anxiously.
Nov 18 22:07:39 <MisterFlames> "All right, you aren't just projecting, you're actually manifesting." Midnigbht notes. She goes and opens the door, swinging it through Lance, then regards him. "The sphere I'm not sure of. The cord is your soul's anchor to your body. Careful of that, you don't want to break it, or you will be a ghost."
Nov 18 22:08:08 <Ragazzo> "…alright."
Nov 18 22:08:19 <Ragazzo> Lance rubs his forehead.
Nov 18 22:08:32 <MisterFlames> «Jason? Alice? There's a situation in my room I need you to be aware of, please. Not imminently dangerous, but disconcerting.»
Nov 18 22:09:02 <Maddy> «Oh boy.» Alice looks at Jason. "Shall we?"
Nov 18 22:09:06 <Ragazzo> "Something is…stalking me. Like I'm prey…are your wards still active?"
Nov 18 22:09:21 <MisterFlames> "Maybe."
Nov 18 22:10:03 <Ragazzo> "So this is an actual physical body I have here?"
Nov 18 22:10:11 <E4D> «On the way.»
Nov 18 22:10:26 <Ragazzo> Lance checks his armor. It's in good condition?
Nov 18 22:10:47 <Ragazzo> Same for his sword, greaves, bracers,etc.
Nov 18 22:10:54 <Maddy> Alice heads in that direction with Jaso.
Nov 18 22:10:56 <Maddy> Jason
Nov 18 22:11:19 <PaulS_laptop> «Jason, lemmie know if you need a hand»
Nov 18 22:12:07 <MisterFlames> Everything looks to be in excellent condition. Alice and Jason approach, and they see Lance standing there, looking slightly translucent, dressed in the armor that had been shredded last night with his sword and a glowing sphere.
Nov 18 22:12:52 <Maddy> "What."
Nov 18 22:12:55 <Ragazzo> Lance rubs his forehead. "Hey."
Nov 18 22:13:06 <Ragazzo> "Ok…" Lance looks over his body.
Nov 18 22:13:23 <Ragazzo> "I need to test this. Jason, can you touch me." He holds out a hand.
Nov 18 22:13:40 <Ragazzo> Well, a fist.
Nov 18 22:13:44 <Ragazzo> Curled around the sphere.
Nov 18 22:14:08 <MisterFlames> "Lance is doing an out of body projection." Midnight says. "And it's a strong manifestation, since you can actually see him."
Nov 18 22:14:33 <Ragazzo> "How do these happen? It can't be something I did."
Nov 18 22:14:38 <E4D> "Nope. Ain't touchin' it."
Nov 18 22:14:48 <E4D> "Not while you're holdin' the sphere."
Nov 18 22:14:51 <Ragazzo> "I'm not an 'it'."
Nov 18 22:14:53 <E4D> "Fuck *that*."
Nov 18 22:14:56 <Ragazzo> "Fine."
Nov 18 22:15:04 <Ragazzo> He holds out his /other hand.
Nov 18 22:15:08 <Ragazzo> *other*
Nov 18 22:16:00 <E4D> Jason shuffles back a little. "He's out of body? What if that shit's… I dunno, transmittable?"
Nov 18 22:16:09 <Ragazzo> "…"
Nov 18 22:16:23 <Ragazzo> "Well, that'd make as much sense as anything."
Nov 18 22:16:24 <E4D> Jason pokes his shoulder with the barrel of his rifle.
Nov 18 22:16:33 <Maddy> "It's a fair worry, s-since we don't know w-what the fuck."
Nov 18 22:17:10 <Ragazzo> "I managed to touch things. I'm fairly certain I'm corporeal. At least, partially."
Nov 18 22:17:23 <E4D> "… Get rid of that sphere."
Nov 18 22:17:35 <Ragazzo> "This isn't the sphere, not physically."
Nov 18 22:17:46 <MisterFlames> Jason's barrel touches Lance, and there's resistence. It does poke through with enough effort.
Nov 18 22:17:58 <Ragazzo> "I tried to take it off the statue, and I pulled /this/ out of the real sphere."
Nov 18 22:18:20 <Maddy> "Cause t-that makes me feel beter about him t-touching it." eyeroll
Nov 18 22:18:20 <E4D> "All right. Cool. Get rid of it."
Nov 18 22:18:24 <Ragazzo> "Hell if I kno-get that out of me."
Nov 18 22:19:08 <E4D> He didn't hold it there. He's avoiding contact as much as possible.
Nov 18 22:19:23 <Ragazzo> Lance rolls his shoulder. "Doesn't hurt, but it isn't comfortable."
Nov 18 22:19:37 <Ragazzo> "Alright…let's see what happens here…"
Nov 18 22:20:03 <Ragazzo> He gingerly sets the sphere down, ready to grab it if it gives any sign of sinking through the floor.
Nov 18 22:20:22 <MisterFlames> The sphere is down.
Nov 18 22:20:36 <Ragazzo> "…"
Nov 18 22:20:45 <MisterFlames> It stays in position, not moving even with the slight motion of the ship on the waves.
Nov 18 22:20:53 <Ragazzo> "Ok."
Nov 18 22:20:58 <Ragazzo> He rubs his forehead.
Nov 18 22:21:18 <Ragazzo> Does lance still have that feeling?
Nov 18 22:21:23 <Ragazzo> Nusquam?
Nov 18 22:21:27 <Nusquam> Absolutely.
Nov 18 22:21:40 <Tom90deg> Zoe heads up on deck
Nov 18 22:21:41 <Ragazzo> "…"
Nov 18 22:21:51 <Ragazzo> Ok, let's get up to the deck."
Nov 18 22:21:54 <Ragazzo> ""
Nov 18 22:22:15 <Ragazzo> "I don't want to be this far from that stue. That string being so long makes me feel vulnerable."
Nov 18 22:22:20 <Ragazzo> *statue
Nov 18 22:22:54 <Ragazzo> He picks up the sphere again. "Can you shut your wards down for a bit, midnight?"
Nov 18 22:23:22 <MisterFlames> "You've already broken then, Lance. You can cross the threshold."
Nov 18 22:23:32 <Ragazzo> "Alright."
Nov 18 22:23:50 <Ragazzo> He starts out, moving around jason and alice.
Nov 18 22:24:49 <MisterFlames> "I really don't know what to think," Midnight says quietly as she follows Lance.
Nov 18 22:25:03 <Ragazzo> And back up to the deck. "Makes two of us…"
Nov 18 22:25:28 <Ragazzo> He goes to stand within a few feet of the statue, eye rolling around apprehensively.
Nov 18 22:25:46 <Ragazzo> "I feel so…hunted…"
Nov 18 22:25:55 <MisterFlames> 'Zoe, you see Statue Lance, but also a faintly transparent Lance walking up to the statue as well.
Nov 18 22:26:05 <Tom90deg> Zoe looks at the ghosting Lance. "Huh."
Nov 18 22:26:10 <Tom90deg> "That's a new one."
Nov 18 22:26:13 <Maddy> "I know r-right?"
Nov 18 22:26:14 <Ragazzo> "…oh, Zoe, hello."
Nov 18 22:26:32 <Ragazzo> "Midnight…worst case scenario, if this thread gets cut, will I stay this way?"
Nov 18 22:26:34 <Tom90deg> "Looks like you managed to get out of the statue, in a way."
Nov 18 22:26:41 <Ragazzo> "Or will I dissipate?"
Nov 18 22:26:59 <MisterFlames> "Worst case? You're dead. Might be a ghost, might not."
Nov 18 22:27:19 <Ragazzo> "Tch…ok."
Nov 18 22:27:57 <Ragazzo> "Can you…can you /feel/ anything around?"
Nov 18 22:28:20 <Ragazzo> "I swear…there's…" He rotates slowly on the spot, eye wide.
Nov 18 22:29:19 <Nusquam> Perception, Lance.
Nov 18 22:29:31 <Ragazzo> 4df Oh boy
Nov 18 22:29:31 <Glacon> Ragazzo: Oh boy: 0 (4df=+, 0, -, 0)
Nov 18 22:29:40 <MisterFlames> The supernova does look pretty, though.
Nov 18 22:29:46 <Nusquam> Does it ever!
Nov 18 22:30:15 <Ragazzo> "I…I feel like that star is involved, but…I don't know…it's just suspcious."
Nov 18 22:30:36 <MisterFlames> "A literal disaster, hmmm?"
Nov 18 22:31:13 <Ragazzo> "Huh?"
Nov 18 22:31:25 <Tom90deg> "Don't suppose you need any help Midnight?"
Nov 18 22:31:43 <Ragazzo> Lance lifts the glowing sphere, trying to press it back into the golden one.
Nov 18 22:31:51 <MisterFlames> "I'm not sure what we need, this is very odd."
Nov 18 22:32:01 <MisterFlames> Roll Mental Defense, Lance.
Nov 18 22:32:07 <Ragazzo> 4df+3 Ahhh
Nov 18 22:32:08 <Glacon> Ragazzo: Ahhh: 5 (4df+3=+, -, +, +)
Nov 18 22:32:32 <MisterFlames> 4df+4 Opposed.
Nov 18 22:32:33 <Glacon> MisterFlames: Opposed.: 6 (4df+4=+, 0, +, 0)
Nov 18 22:32:58 <Tom90deg> "Hm."
Nov 18 22:34:02 <MisterFlames> 4df+4 And…
Nov 18 22:34:02 <Glacon> MisterFlames: And…: 5 (4df+4=0, 0, +, 0)
Nov 18 22:35:20 <MisterFlames> The sphere goes flying out of Lance's hands… and hits Midnight. There's a flash, and suddenly Midnight's gone, and Lance stands there, looking confused.
Nov 18 22:35:30 <Ragazzo> "…what."
Nov 18 22:35:46 <Ragazzo> "*What*."
Nov 18 22:35:47 * Daedalize (~ten.xoc.ta.np.A71FDC51-CRInys|eziladeaD#ten.xoc.ta.np.A71FDC51-CRInys|eziladeaD) has left #afteraction
Nov 18 22:35:48 <Maddy> "What?!|
Nov 18 22:35:56 <Ragazzo> Is lance still ghostly?
Nov 18 22:36:06 <MisterFlames> Nope. He's normal.
Nov 18 22:36:07 <Tom90deg> "Midnight!"
Nov 18 22:36:10 <E4D> "///
Nov 18 22:36:13 <Ragazzo> No statue?
Nov 18 22:36:14 <E4D> "…"
Nov 18 22:36:20 <Tom90deg> ~Midnight! Where are you!~
Nov 18 22:36:23 <MisterFlames> Statue is still there.
Nov 18 22:36:23 <E4D> "***"
Nov 18 22:36:26 <E4D> >:|
Nov 18 22:36:31 <Ragazzo> ~Midnight?!~
Nov 18 22:36:36 <Tom90deg> "Where'd she go? Lance! What did you do!"
Nov 18 22:37:02 <E4D> "YOU STUPID SON OF A BITCH."
Nov 18 22:37:06 <Ragazzo> "I DONT KNOW."
Nov 18 22:37:35 <Ragazzo> "Fuck, where is she uhhh, is she in the statue?"
Nov 18 22:37:45 <Tom90deg> Zoe moves quickly over, grabbing Lance by the lapels. "Then YOU are getting her out!"
Nov 18 22:38:29 <Tom90deg> "Grab on that spehre again, and you better hope she comes back out."
Nov 18 22:38:36 <Maddy> "Oh god, oh god damnit, I swear to Christ if we don't get her out…"
Nov 18 22:38:43 <Maddy> Alice is mad.
Nov 18 22:38:52 <Ragazzo> "Shut up, I'm going to." He pushes Zoe, and grabs the sphere.
Nov 18 22:39:15 <Ragazzo> *Zoe off
Nov 18 22:40:21 <E4D> "Hey, buddy, watch how you put your hands on the ladies."
Nov 18 22:40:56 <Tom90deg> "I can handle myself Jason." ~ Midnight! Please, oh please…Can you hear me?~
Nov 18 22:40:57 <MisterFlames> Nothing happens.
Nov 18 22:41:45 <Ragazzo> "God damn it!"
Nov 18 22:41:57 <Ragazzo> Lance looks around quickly. No golden cat statues?
Nov 18 22:42:06 <Tom90deg> "I am not loseing Midnight, I already lost Dusty."
Nov 18 22:42:43 <E4D> "Uh… Dusty almost got both of you killed…"
Nov 18 22:42:45 <MisterFlames> Nope!
Nov 18 22:42:54 <Maddy> "Well shit."
Nov 18 22:43:08 <Tom90deg> "Shut UP Jason!"
Nov 18 22:43:14 <Ragazzo> "Fucking *shit*!"
Nov 18 22:43:23 <E4D> "Hey, I'm just sayin'."
Nov 18 22:43:32 <Ragazzo> Lance rubs his head, thinking hard.
Nov 18 22:43:39 <Tom90deg> Zoe goes over to the statue, looking at the sphere closely.
Nov 18 22:44:05 <Ragazzo> "Fuck, ok, she has to be in the statue…or maybe she's incorporeal…but where is her body then…god damn it…."
Nov 18 22:45:36 <Tom90deg> Zoe shakes her head. "Do we know if touching the gold will make you gold?"
Nov 18 22:45:48 <Ragazzo> "It doesn't, since I just did…"
Nov 18 22:45:52 <E4D> Jason steps up to the statue, thinking hard at it. ~MIDNIGHT!~
Nov 18 22:46:08 <MisterFlames> No answer.
Nov 18 22:46:09 <Maddy> "We don't know anything. The only thing we know is the only person who might know is /gone/."