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(19:27)System: User __RSPTN__ is joining this anonymous channel.

(19:28)ThatOneVampChick: <3

(19:28)__RSPTN__: Does it ever feel like we're just cosmic playthings?

(19:29)ThatOneVampChick: Aside from always?

(19:29)__RSPTN__: More than usual. As terrifying as it may be, I get Gaia. These strangers, though? Not so much.

(19:30)ThatOneVampChick: Mhm. Did you get weird PMs from... [censored], what was it?

(19:30)__RSPTN__: SansTheComic? Delta? Someone else?

(19:31)ThatOneVampChick: Yeah, that was it.

(19:31)__RSPTN__: It was one thing when it was dear Seabiscuit and Padlock. Those two seemed, I dunno... Confusing, but helpful.

(19:32)ThatOneVampChick: Seemed?

(19:32)__RSPTN__: I'm a lot less certain now that Delta's arrived on the scene. :/

(19:33)__RSPTN__: I'm tired, V. Everything was going so well for a while... I mean, dying sucks, but our goal was in sight.

(19:34)__RSPTN__: Or at least I thought it was.

(19:35)ThatOneVampChick: Hey, don't be like that. Some punk-[censored] kids aren't enough to [censored] us. And if they are, I'll just hijack 'em. :)

(19:35)ThatOneVampChick: [censored] is censored now? Greeeeaaaaat.

*(19:36)__RSPTN__ sighs*

(19:36)__RSPTN__: I wish I shared your optimism. :(

(19:37)ThatOneVampChick: Ashley, Ashley, Ashley. Think back to how we met.

(19:38)__RSPTN__: You tried to to nuke the Pentagon.

(19:38)ThatOneVampChick: Yup. I honestly believed the world wasn't worth saving. You changed my mind.

(19:38)ThatOneVampChick: So, y'know. Ditto.

(19:39)__RSPTN__: Heh. Maybe...

(19:41)ThatOneVampChick: C'mon, where's the Rasputin who held the line over Marseille? Who gambled his wing and his career covering a strategically unimportant evac on principle?

(19:42)ThatOneVampChick: Who threw away that career when Etamnanki went down to fry bigger fish?

(19:43)ThatOneVampChick: Where's the man who busted me out of Alcatraz because he recognized something good in me, huh?

(19:44)ThatOneVampChick: If you give up now, Ashley, you'll be giving up on all of that.

(19:44)ThatOneVampChick: You'll be giving up on me.

(19:48)__RSPTN__: I just don't know if there's anything we can do, Vikki. But you're right.

(19:49)__RSPTN__: That's what I actually wanted to talk about, before my little depressive tirade.

(19:50)ThatOneVampChick: It's alright! And if you ever need to kick my [censored] all over the Crimea, let me know.

(19:50)__RSPTN__: Honestly, that's not a bad idea. I need to get myself arrested, and that means taking field command and losing.

(19:51)__RSPTN__: The hard part is making it believable.

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[Unichat auxiliary records --]
Xenocartographer (Official Note): FUCK. A technical glitch on my end lead to the page transcript being replaced with the page title, leading to a rather shorter page than originally intended. :/
SansTheComic: xeno, are you drunk? edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: CF changed its upload page so my upload scripts are temporarily nonfunctional, and copy-paste is hard. edit delete reply
Seabiscuit: Uh oh...
Funnily enough Xeno did write the uh, actual page (I've seen it!) I'm not sure what's going on here
Unfortunately Xeno went off to bed already so the fix'll have to wait... D: edit delete reply
Arbiter: When I saw this, my first assumption was that all the dialogue was going to be in the title field. That would certainly make for a fun and user-friendly archive. :P edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: Now there's an idea... edit delete reply
FallenLeaves: /message MrE I am a member of the Council, which has an interest, among other things, in helping your daughter. Despite our occasional grandiose declarations, we have some rather major holes in our understanding. Would you be able to fill in a couple for me, please?
First of all, could you give a quick precis of the current geopolitical situation?
Second, what assets are available to each chess club member? (Both physical and otherwise)
My thanks for any help. edit delete reply
SansTheComic: /setalias --alias="Philomath"
/message __RSPTN__ believe it or not, i'm trying to help.
/message __RSPTN__ i know for a fact there are people who are doing things like nuking Australia and blowing up the moon.
/message __RSPTN__ i feel like this is bad.
/message __RSPTN__ i want to stop these things.
/message __RSPTN__ therefore: if you can prove that what you're doing is justified, i will try and help you. otherwise, i don't really have a choice but to oppose you. edit delete reply
SansTheComic: wait, how did they see past my alias? edit delete reply
Steve the Mew hunter: If you want my opinion, it's because you've become obvious. Never send the same message to 5 different people. :b edit delete reply
Steve the Mew hunter: Also, try and space these actions out. The exact same message to 5 people all at the same time? Like, do you really think that isn't obvious? It's called subtlety, if you're attempting to be sneaky, you should try it. Brute force methods can only get you so far. edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: The answer is coming in either tomorrow's or Saturday's update (I haven't decided which). edit delete reply
Arbiter: I really hope we get more information about these characters' backstory, because this is really interesting. Vampire tried to nuke the Pentagon? Was she working alone? That's what this page seems to imply, or else Rasputin changing her mind probably wouldn't have been enough to stop the attack. Was she using Gaiahax mindwitchcraft to take advantage of an existing nuclear power's arsenal, or does she have her own nuclear weapons? I seem to recall having a little debate with Connect a couple months ago about the state of nuclear weapons in this universe. I argued that if the Gaians had access to nukes, it must be because they had taken over the government of a nuclear power (which I speculated was India.) Connect thought it was plausible that small groups, and maybe even individuals, might have access to that kind of firepower by the time 2083 rolls around. I didn't believe him then, but it's looking more and more plausible all the time, and that terrifies me. edit delete reply
Seabiscuit: "I feel like I'm watching Arbiter slowly slip into madness, and it's great" ~ Xeno edit delete reply
Seabiscuit: You deleted your reply

Are you trying to spread the madness and make me question reality??
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Arbiter: I have no idea what you’re talking about. ;) edit delete reply
FallenLeaves: Just to bring some real-life terror into this, are you aware that the US has misplaced 8 nuclear weapons since the cold war? One of those might be accessible for someone of Vampire's calibre. edit delete reply
Arbiter: “Where the fuck did those 8 nukes go? I swear they were here just a moment ago...” edit delete reply
CONNECT 1200: Heh. Two of my 2014 predictions have become confirmed facts since then. One of them, the ugly way. edit delete reply