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(14:24)Arbiter: Hey, buddy.
(14:24)EntropicPhantom: Hey, pal.
(14:25)Arbiter: I have no idea how long it's been on your side since I sent the last message but for me it feels like [censored]ing years. I've picked up some really worrying bits of information that I didn't know about before and if I'm being perfectly honest I don't really know what to do with it.
(14:25)Arbiter: You might want to sit down for this.
(14:25)EntropicPhantom: Er, Sonja has my desk chair. It's been about four hours.
(14:26)Arbiter: Long story short is, a lot of people seem to think the world is ending. I don't know why, seems to be a Gaia thing. Xeno, Gods, Rasputin, and Vampire all seem to be very worried. I don't trust any of them farther than I can throw them but they all do seem very genuinely nervous and that's got me and my friends on edge too.
(14:27)EntropicPhantom: Hold up.
(14:28)EntropicPhantom: You found all that out in four hours?
(14:28)Arbiter: It's complicated. And I don't claim to understand it myself.
(14:29)Arbiter: Is Sonja still talking to Rasputin? I get it if she doesn't want to deal with his bull[censored] but he actually seems panicked and for once I think it might be best for everyone if we find out what he wants from her. Please don't tell him I said he seems scared, though.
(14:29)EntropicPhantom: No, please, elaborate on the time thing.
(14:29)Arbiter: Well, we get to see new logs every few days, right? And... there were several between then and now. Honestly, when everyone is is more trouble to keep track of than you'd expect.
(14:30)EntropicPhantom: Oh, gosh, I can imagine.
I have a hard enough time with the time between manga installments.
(14:30)Arbiter: I'm afraid that's all I know for now.
(14:32)Arbiter: Right. Anyway.
(14:33)Arbiter: Rasputin seems convinced that he's going to die in about a week and if the other bits and pieces I'm picking up are trustworthy then it seems likely that the Gaians are going to go even more insane shortly thereafter. So, uh, please keep an eye out.
(14:34)EntropicPhantom: Crazier than Operation Koalacide?
(14:34)Arbiter: I'm not sure how exactly this is related to Australia or Pancake, but please don't give up on those plans. I think you guys have the potential to really help a lot of people. I'll find what information I can, and if there's anything you want me to do please, just ask. If you want me to send you some logs to prove I'm not messing with you I can.
(14:35)EntropicPhantom: I think you're trustworthy.
(14:35)Arbiter: I get that this is weird and scary, and I wish there were more I could tell you. But I want you to know that, you and your friends? I believe in you guys. I think you're capable of incredible things.
(14:35)Arbiter: And the last guy I said I believed in turned into a freaking anime hero, so there's that.
(14:36)EntropicPhantom: Oh, who's the "[n]errrrrd" now?
(14:36)Arbiter: Oh, gods, it's me, isn't it?
(14:26)pwnz0rz: when do you guys want to take off?
(14:26)System: Incoming private message from EntropicPhantom: So Arbiter PM'd me again, and said the four hours it'd had been since we last spoke "fe[lt] like [censored]ing years". I'd chalk it up to metaphor, but... he seems legitimately unsure.
/message reply man idfk
(14:26)SecundaSonja: I think we all agree on "ASAP". We don't want to give Pancake time to recover.
/message reply idk make sure hes not jst annoid befor we get lead down this praticulrar rabbit path
(14:27)FelisKitty: Counter-argument: Sonja, will your space spells work without the Griddle?
(14:28)metampsychotic: did sonja just ask alex to test her powers on him?
(14:28)SecundaSonja: What do you mean?
(14:28)FelisKitty: He just said "Don't even think about it." to no one in particular.
(14:28)SecundaSonja: Nonetheless, they will. More compute power lets us implement more sophisticated programs, but raw power isn't so much an issue.
(14:28)SecundaSonja: It does mean we can't... teleport into the base while invisible, but crashing an enemy through the ceiling is always hilarious.
(14:29)System: Incoming private message from EntropicPhantom: Y- yeah, he's confirmed that time passes at a different rate for him than us. Though... he seems to be perceiving our conversation right now in real time.
/message reply artbitter if u can see this ur an ar-butt-er
/message reply iuts the mrerlin problem
(14:30)metampsychotic: my dads got a source on pancake's location probably!
/message reply mrerlin
/message reply hes supposed 2 go trhough tmie backwards? but then how tf does he talk to arther
/message reply the ansnwer is he dosent
(14:31)SecundaSonja: Outstanding. Where is he?
/message reply age backwards i mean itd be a prettee stupid mythif ur badas wizzard coudnlt intretract with teh rest of teh cast
/message reply "sup galahad" "my names not dahalag why r u talking about pus" regular abot & costello sketch up in this [censored] if they were both stupid
/message reply the point is hes more like... alot of forwards played backwards if that makes sense
(14:32)metampsychotic: oh they don't have an exact fix
(14:32)metampsychotic: but i sent sonja (the one that's talking to rasputin) a shapefile with possible targets!!
/message reply lkie if it goes 3 oclock to 4:00 but then its two o'clock going too 3 oclock
/message reply like that one old movivie about forgetting things
(14:33)CGoddess: A what
(14:33)metampsychotic: it's an older but highly supported kind of digital map
/message reply artbutter probably works the same way
(14:34)metampsychotic: if sonja and alex move quickly they could probably hit them all in 1 day
/message reply he seas thing in the right order at the micro slace
/message reply scale
/message reply ist just his overrall chrolonogy thats wrong
/message SecundaSonja Any idea why Alex just told me to not "even think about" something?
/message reply You decided to troll your own alter ego... What does that say about our mental stability?
/message reply Touche.
(14:36)Arbiter: Look, uh, one more thing.
(14:36)Seabiscuit: You're gonna ask him? D:
(14:37)Arbiter: Well, now I've got to.
(14:37)Arbiter: meta's story doesn't line up. Her dad remarked on amassing a fortune during the war, but she insists he had it before.
(14:40)Seabiscuit: He was in PM with us the whole time D:
(14:40)Arbiter: You'll see it when you leave this chat, but... just... I don't know if I'd trust her judgement of him. I know that sucks to hear about someone you consider an ally, but...
(14:41)EntropicPhantom: Oh, of course not.
(14:41)Seabiscuit: D: ?
(14:41)EntropicPhantom: meta tends to see the best in anyone, whether or not it's accurate. It's very endearing and occasionally very bad.
(14:41)EntropicPhantom: So I mean, I'll keep in mind what you said, but... I'd have anyway. :/