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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%)

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[personal profile] hasitsthorns 2017-05-04 11:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I will straight up fight anyone who tries to send Sorrow and Hope.

[ SOMEONE has abandonment issues, okay... She's not about to let her favorite god go off and get killed. Not that she thinks he isn't capable, of course, but still! ]

And I know my bias is clouding my judgement so I don't wanna hear it from you, dude. [ Talking to Sorrow here, ok. ]

This is a scouting mission, so obviously the most stealthy should go. Not the fighters. We need the warriors here if something goes wrong and we're found out. And sometimes sacrifice is demanded, so... I'm going with Fear and Love.

Sorry, Fear. I know you've had a rough go of it, but you're the best at what you do. [ She won't mention that she's a bit bitter about Love right now in the wake of Faith's absence. It's not Love's fault but it still stings like a bitch and she'd rather not deal with warm fuzzies anytime soon. ]
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[personal profile] circumitus 2017-05-04 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)


[just... WHAT

[And here Rey was ready to fight people on this one, AND YET-]
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[personal profile] circumitus 2017-05-04 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)

Wait, are you serious?
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[personal profile] hasitsthorns 2017-05-05 12:10 am (UTC)(link)
[ Oh. Ignoring the tumutulous feelings hearing Rey's voice again causes, Rose answers, ]

Serious as a heart attack, yeah. I was... I like Love, but. I think sending Fear and them are the best bet.

Especially since there's no guarantee with how weak Fear is he could even more the city. At least for this mission he'll have Love as a cushion if he absolutely needs it.
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[personal profile] circumitus 2017-05-06 04:30 am (UTC)(link)
[Heart attacks sure are serious business...]

Well, if nothing else... Am in agreement with you. Not just because of personal feelings about Love, or even Sorrow, but losing our sources of preservation would be a huge problem. Love and Fear don't give us shit we need, save for moving the city, which as you said -- he can't even fucking do right now.

Makes the most sense, even if people are too goddamned stupid to see it that way.
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[personal profile] hasitsthorns 2017-05-06 09:30 am (UTC)(link)
From a practical standpoint, yeah, Love and Fear are the way to go. I could make the case for Tranquality and Confusion too, but....

[ Knowing their luck, a bunch of shit would break soon as they left. Besides, they're builders. Not scouts. ]

I can't believe everyone's voting for Rage and Delight. This isn't an assault, it's a scouting mission. If we get found out then we're screwed seven ways to Sunday without their protection.
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[personal profile] circumitus 2017-05-11 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
[From a practicality standpoint, Fear and Love are probably the worst way to go, and Rey realizes that. The main reason she voted that option was because them being the worst was the whole point.

[Needless to say, Rey isn't thinking clearly in terms of practicality here, and she will stand by her vote if she can help it.]

It really depends on what Sorrow means by "detection" in Confusion's case. Am assuming he means that she can avoid capture, but might be easily found...?

Either way, it's downright stupid to send out our fighters and only chance at resurrection should anyone get snuffed out there. Don't doubt Sorrow's abilities -- it's just a huge, unnecessary risk to take.

[So, yeah. That settles that they are actually agreeing on something this time. Truly the world has gone mad.]
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[personal profile] hasitsthorns 2017-05-12 11:58 am (UTC)(link)
[ What's impractical about the best scout and someone to sacrifice should things go awry? Seems like the best option to her. Hope can just revive Love again anyway, so long as they have him. ]

I guess it is kind of hard to say without knowing exactly what they mean.

[ Huh. Weird. They are. ]
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[personal profile] circumitus 2017-05-13 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
Just more information that'd be helpful to know ahead of time... but what else is new.

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[personal profile] hasitsthorns 2017-05-13 02:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I mean, yeah, it's not like I expected them to tell us too much of anything still.

I am gonna' hold Sorrow to a chat session though. I can... let you know if he tells me anything interesting. Know that's more important to you guys than it might be me.

[ She wants information, yes, but she's doing it more to know Sorrow - as an individual, as whatever he is - than see him as a deity. ]
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[personal profile] circumitus 2017-05-13 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Never had any issues getting answers out of Sorrow before, but if you find out anything... interesting, of note, then it can't hurt to share.

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[personal profile] hasitsthorns 2017-05-06 09:30 am (UTC)(link)
You wanna' try me.

[ Again, technically. ]

Come at me, bro.
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[personal profile] chaoscontroller 2017-05-06 01:24 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Eyes rolling. She can have. ]

I will not do such thing. I already know what you can do, and let me tell you, you're lacking. Stop being idiotic before you get hurt instead.

[ How hard is it to simply ask, what's grong? Ah... well, for him? Very. ]
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[personal profile] hasitsthorns 2017-05-08 10:30 am (UTC)(link)
Because you took me by surprise!

[ Still, Rose is all talk. She's in absolutely no condition to be taking on anyone and is aware. Doesn't mean she can't have a mean bark though. ]

I can handle myself, believe me. And while I would punch people over trying to put my favorite dude in danger, I won't.

[ Happy now? ]
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[personal profile] chaoscontroller 2017-05-08 05:36 pm (UTC)(link)
What, did you expect an invitation?

[ Oh, Rose, he's never happy, but that's acceptable. ]

This is not about what you want, it is about what is needed to be done.
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[personal profile] hasitsthorns 2017-05-12 11:57 am (UTC)(link)
What needs to be done is people to actually stop and consider our options instead of panicking and picking the worst one.

[ Which is what they're doing, in her opinion. ]
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[personal profile] chaoscontroller 2017-05-12 04:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Somehow I don't think it's what you did.

[ You can practically smell the bias... ]
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[personal profile] hasitsthorns 2017-05-14 10:17 am (UTC)(link)
I chose wisely. No one can convince me I didn't.

I just also would punch anyone who sent Sorrow away because that's stupid and they're stupid.

[ what a child ]
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[personal profile] chaoscontroller 2017-05-21 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
[ R o s e . . . cue silence. ]
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[personal profile] murderpotato 2017-05-07 05:26 pm (UTC)(link)
We're also gonna need Fear here to bail our asses out if something goes wrong and we're fuckin' found. He's the only one that can move this shithole.

[And he knows that she just doesn't want to send Sorrow because she's hot to trot for him, don't think he doesn't. But Hope's too valuable to send out into the field right now, too.]

And he ain't on his A game right now. I don't give much of a shit about what happens to Love, but we fuckin' need Fear. Riskin' him is a shit move.
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[personal profile] hasitsthorns 2017-05-08 10:30 am (UTC)(link)
Are you forgetting that Fear barely bailed our asses out last time? He's in no state to do it again. [ Not to mention that a hiccup like that again might have them found out sooner, in the end. Or left dead in whatever atmosphere-less expanse they're moving through if not space. ] I'd rather risk Fear in that case than everyone here. I might side with the gods more often than not, but I'm not heartless.

Also, having Rage and Delight here to protect us would at least mean we might stand a chance until the rest of 'em could figure something out.
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[personal profile] murderpotato 2017-05-09 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
So that means we should say fuck it and send him out where he could get fuckin' killed? Yeah, he barely pulled our asses out last time, but he still did it. I'd rather have him around to have a shot at pulling it off again if we get into shit than not.

[Sorry, Rose, he's not going to agree with you on this one. He thinks Fear is a giant bag of dicks, he'd be the first to say it, but he still thinks they need him in one piece.]

And who the fuck said anything about sendin' out Rage and Delight? They're just as shitty an option, you don't send heavy hitters out to do a scout's job. We should send Confusion and Tranquility. Tranquility can calm her shit so that they aren't as noticeable, and Confusion can make sure that if they are spotted, nothin' follows their asses home. It's the best we're gonna do with these fuckin' options.
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[personal profile] hasitsthorns 2017-05-12 11:57 am (UTC)(link)
You're still banking on the chance he can do it again after barely managing to do it last time. It's not about lack of faith in his abilities, it's being realistic. He hasn't had nearly enough time to gather the energy needed to move us again in a dire situation. I'd rather he do something that he's perhaps better suited for than fucking everyone over.

[ Either way. ]

Rage and Delight were winning, last I checked, which is why I brought it up. Confusion and Tranquility... I don't know. I guess they're probably second best to me, honestly. Anyone besides Hope and Sorrow or Rage and Delight, really.