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Sᴏʀʀᴏᴡ ([personal profile] thirdreturned) wrote in [community profile] hadriel2017-05-04 10:49 am

Fifth ☂ Voice


[His address begins in a straightforward tone. The issues of the past few months are behind them, and they've eked out survival for awhile longer. Sorrow isn't optimistic, but he's not inclined to give up, either. He makes plans, he executes them, he lets things fall into place.

Which is the reason for this.]

Now that most of you know the truth, and now that it has been shown that these creatures will truly follow us to the ends of creation, I have decided to send two of us to scout the location we left behind and intercept with the forces of the machines there. Their purpose would be to gather information- how these inorganics continue to find us, how we might be able to thwart their technology in an attempt to escape for good.

Of the eight of us, there are four pairs which work better together than others. Hope has asked me to let you decide who is to go, but I warn you to consider your options carefully. The gods who leave will not have any events until they return, so we'll throw a large one for their departure.

[Sorrow takes a deep breath. Onto the selection.]

Hope and myself could go. This would leave you without replenishing food and water, as well as limited methods of revival... Hope is valuable, and I would do everything in my power to protect him, and I can also ensure that we're not discovered.

Your second option would be Confusion and Tranquility. The two of them are our builders, and without them, the city will not be repaired and their various contributions will not be functional. Confusion would be adept at avoiding capture, though detection is another story.

Thirdly are Fear and Love. Fear... [He sighs.] Fear operates best in the shadows, though he's still weakened- however, if he leaves, it will mean that we'd be left vulnerable if attacked again, as none of the rest of us can move the city. Love themself is... well, perhaps they can be used as a distraction if Fear needs to escape.

[Sorry, Love.]

Finally, you have Delight and Rage. Since Delight is no longer maintaining the bar, your only significant losses with both of them would be the ongoing deals any of you may have with each of them. The two of them are our most accomplished fighters and would be able to wrestle themselves out of an unfavorable situation, given the power they'd take on from their final event.

[So that's that.]

I welcome any questions you may have.

This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 53

Who should go?

View Answers

Sorrow and Hope
4 (7.5%)

Confusion and Tranquility
22 (41.5%)

Fear and Love
5 (9.4%)

Rage and Delight
22 (41.5%)

occupiesvitalregions: (neutral/thinking)


[personal profile] occupiesvitalregions 2017-05-04 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Is there any chance of us being of service?

[Someone's getting tired of just sitting by and doing nothing. Even if that is the more attractive option. Maybe it's because he doesn't trust the gods much yet.]
occupiesvitalregions: (side eye)


[personal profile] occupiesvitalregions 2017-05-04 07:31 pm (UTC)(link)
[He wanted to argue about how he is also an accomplished fighter, so are many here, but--]

-- No atmosphere?

[He sputters. That's hard to argue against.]

...The chances of me finding a space suit around here are pretty slim, I'm guessing.
killedzordon: (cloak of doom)

Re: [video]

[personal profile] killedzordon 2017-05-04 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I actually have a space suit. It's coded only for me though. I'm also trained in reconnaissance.
occupiesvitalregions: (turn)


[personal profile] occupiesvitalregions 2017-05-07 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
Wait, you do?!

[He only looks excited for a moment.]

What do you mean, "coded"? So no one else can wear it?
killedzordon: (Default)

Re: [video]

[personal profile] killedzordon 2017-05-07 01:44 am (UTC)(link)
That's right. Only I can use it. Normally for space travel outside of my ship I have a glider that I use, but it didn't come with me.
occupiesvitalregions: (heh)


[personal profile] occupiesvitalregions 2017-05-08 03:33 pm (UTC)(link)
[He's disappointed he can't go, but that doesn't mean he can't spur Andros on.]

If you ask, they'll probably still tell you not to go.

But, you're free to do whatever you want, of course.
occupiesvitalregions: (=3=)


[personal profile] occupiesvitalregions 2017-05-07 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
Damnit. There's got to be some world some person here is from where space suits are common. Some place where you can just order it off of Amazon and have a drone copter leave it at your doorstop. Can't you just pull it from somewhere?

[Prussia might not actually know what it is the gods can and cannot do.]
occupiesvitalregions: (ugh)


[personal profile] occupiesvitalregions 2017-06-02 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I... I can still swing a sword in a space suit!

synthedick: (♠ data recovery)


[personal profile] synthedick 2017-05-07 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
What about from those of us who don't need to breathe or eat or anything like that?
circumitus: You owe me waffles (sunrise bitch.)


[personal profile] circumitus 2017-05-07 12:28 am (UTC)(link)

synthedick: (♦ the devil's due)


[personal profile] synthedick 2017-05-07 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
It's just a question, Rey.
circumitus: Keep up the good work. (it's a 12/12/12 miracle)


[personal profile] circumitus 2017-05-07 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, but I know why you're asking it.
synthedick: (♠ the hold out)


[personal profile] synthedick 2017-05-07 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
There aren't a lot of folks here who can get by without air, and if there's something I can do to protect this place -- and the people in it...

[Well, Rey knows how the rest goes when it comes to Nick.]
circumitus: She was stuck there, we simply exchanged rides. (it's not like i paid for sex)


[personal profile] circumitus 2017-05-07 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
All the more reason for you not to go. People need you here.

["I need you here," is more or less what she's saying, but can't string those words together over the phone.]

Whatever it's like out there, chances are the gods are better equipped at navigating through it. What we need to do is prepare for the inevitable when those things find us again.
synthedick: (♣ benign intervention)


[personal profile] synthedick 2017-05-07 07:23 am (UTC)(link)
[There's a quiet sigh on his end, one of resignation. He knows what Rey is getting at, even if she doesn't actually say it.]

All right.

[He'll do what he can to help, but when it comes right down to it, he trusts Rey to make the call here.]
circumitus: a lot of my childhood feels like a drugged up fever dream. (KUMA SHOCK)


[personal profile] circumitus 2017-05-07 08:23 am (UTC)(link)


[...Oh, he's actually agreeing with her, isn't he?]

Ah... Thanks. Thank you.

[The fact that he trusts her that much means a lot, okay.]
synthedick: (♠ the trial of brother devin)


[personal profile] synthedick 2017-05-10 06:46 am (UTC)(link)
Whose opinion on this would I trust, if not yours?
circumitus: and you left a soldier behind. (it was like an alcohol war zone)


[personal profile] circumitus 2017-05-13 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
[It makes sense. Too much goddamned sense. Rey doesn't even know how to handle it, so she just sighs.]

Okay... Okay, that's good.
synthedick: (♥ the way life should be)


[personal profile] synthedick 2017-05-14 08:45 am (UTC)(link)
[He knows, Rey. He knows.]

I'll see you at home.

[You know, the place where those two robots who need each other live. Click.]