(13:11)OITHEOI: I'm calling in a favor.
(13:11)GodsOfOlympus: Which one?
(13:11)OITHEOI: The Nauticus. This is serious.
(13:12)GodsOfOlympus: You certainly know how to make an impression.
(13:12)OITHEOI: I'm in a hurry. I need you to intervene in a certain law enforcement action a matter of server integrity.
(13:12)GodsOfOlympus: If I'm discovered using that clause in bad faith, I'd be up on a UN tribunal. No.
(13:12)OITHEOI: Fine. Iolanthe.
(13:12)GodsOfOlympus: The Iolanthe mission serves my ends as much as yours. Try again.
(13:13)OITHEOI: The Nauticus incident was Rasputin, not Vampire. He feigned possession to shift the blame. I have proof.
(13:14)GodsOfOlympus: Are you telling me that because it's true, because you want me to think it's true, because you want me to think you want me to think it's true, or simply to provoke a reaction? Frankly, I don't care. The incident could have been precipitated by Mongolian dire fruitbats and my sole concern would remain data integrity.
(13:14)OITHEOI: Gods [censored] dammit, I don't have time for this!
(13:14)GodsOfOlympus: The more you insist on that, the more likely I am to drag this out.
(13:17)OITHEOI: Fine, all of them!
(13:17)GodsOfOlympus: All the favors?
(13:17)GodsOfOlympus: And you'll owe me one afterwards.
(13:17)OITHEOI: Go to hell.
(13:18)GodsOfOlympus: Is that your final answer?
(13:18)OITHEOI: Very little isn't worth not dealing with your smug arrogance any longer than I have to!
(13:20)GodsOfOlympus: Pithy insults work better if they don't take multiple readings to parse. Which criminal investigation am I to interfere with?
(13:20)OITHEOI: It's in Maine, America. The target's a professor at Algernon University.
(13:20)GodsOfOlympus: That's near a canonical shatterpoint, if I'm not mistaken.
(13:21)OITHEOI: You can look it up for yourself. Professor Greg Blackwood, arrested on charges of underage pornography.
(13:23)OITHEOI: God no!
(13:23)OITHEOI: The charges and evidence are all fabricated. You can rest easy knowing you're actually fixing a miscarriage of justice.
(13:23)GodsOfOlympus: And what do you want me to do?
(13:23)OITHEOI: Get me a confidential line to him. No tracers, not even yours.
(13:24)GodsOfOlympus: Not even mine? I'm afraid that's technologically impossible. I can promise to erase the logs without reading them, but you'll have to take my word it.
(13:24)GodsOfOlympus: Pleasure doing business with you.
(13:24)OITHEOI: Wish I could say the same.
(13:25)GodsOfOlympus: I was being sarcastic.
(13:25)OITHEOI: Pleasure doing business with you.
(13:25)GodsOfOlympus: You catch on quickly. If only the same could be said of not bothering me with your inane quarrels.
(13:25)OITHEOI: The political and/or metaphysical dominance of humanity is at stake!
(13:25)GodsOfOlympus: As I said. Inane quarrels.
(13:27)OITHEOI: You're messing with my head.
(13:28)GodsOfOlympus: Believe that if you wish. Now that you owe me a favor, I'm calling it in.
(13:28)OITHEOI: That was fast.
(13:29)GodsOfOlympus: The Russian destroyer Сатирический is operating on the Indian Ocean. Expunge it.
(13:34)GodsOfOlympus: It should hardly be a challenge. Use whatever assets you desire. I'm curious to see what you come up with. Then we'll be even.
(13:35)OITHEOI: Uh. If you're sure.
(13:35)GodsOfOlympus: And meanwhile I will see what I can do about your prisoner. Agreed?
(13:36)OITHEOI: I feel like I'm walking into a trap.
(13:37)GodsOfOlympus: I honestly have no concern with you. None of your fellow Alexander wannabees would care. I do.
(13:37)GodsOfOlympus: Are we through here?
(13:38)OITHEOI: I think so.