(13:18)System: User silentconspirator is now ACTIVE.
(13:18)silentconspirator: So, uhm, I bumped into Sonja in the hallway. She seemed... distracted, but I got confirmation that she's not going anywhere for the next several hours. Does that help? (13:19)silentconspirator: Well, I've only been here a few days. :P But nerds tend to hang together, and we've chatted a bit. I think she's got a generally good, if not particularly close, impression of me. Does that help? (13:20)Admiral Pancake: Yes. I'm afraid of staying up here any longer than I have to, so we'll need to move ASAP. (13:25)silentconspirator: Still worrying :/ So what's our cue? Still the pwnz3-verse version of you killing the moon? (13:26)silentconspirator: Haha, alright. Well, I'll look into keeping an eye on Sonja until then.
System: Incoming private message from user Seabiscuit:
(13:27)Seabiscuit: Admiral Pancake, Hello there. You don't know me, but I'm a potentially valuable asset. I have a lot of information to offer on Rasputin as proof.
(13:28)System: Initiating private chat with active user Seabiscuit.
(13:30)Seabiscuit: Well~ For example, he's extended his shatterpoint protection to Theo for blowing up a ship that, unknownst to both of them, contains MrE. GOO has set them both up to start trouble with each other, telling Theo to blow it up and Rasputin to stop him. (13:31)Admiral Pancake: This sounds more like useful information on everyone but Rasputin. (13:31)Seabiscuit: The point is, I've got an "in" with him, and I'm totally willing to use that to my advantage...~ (13:32)Seabiscuit: So it's to your advantage to make working with you in mine, capiche?
System: Incoming private message from user BookOfQuantumFlux:
(13:32)BookOfQuantumFlux: I know about your little feud with Theo, and about Rasputin, and Vampire, and the rest of your coterie. I know what you did to bloodshoes. I know what happened to him afterwards. I know how athena works, about etamnanki, about the divergent timelines. I know a lot of things. As for the means of my knowing them, that is for me, myself and I to know.
(13:33)Admiral Pancake: And BookOfQuantumFlux is the stick, sent to bully me into compliance if the carrot of bribery doesn't work. (13:33)Admiral Pancake: "I know about your little feud with Theo, and about Rasputin, and Vampire, and the rest of your coterie. I know what you did to bloodshoes. I know what happened to him afterwards. I know how athena works, about etamnanki, about the divergent timelines. I know a lot of things. As for the means of my knowing them, that is for me, myself and I to know." (13:35)Admiral Pancake: Yours is not the only strange message I have received recently. I'm sorry, I had hoped to narrow one of them down. (13:35)Admiral Pancake: In the interests of getting one of these strange arrivals on my side, I will let you prove your worth to me. (13:36)Admiral Pancake: Find out what Rasputin's doing in Russia. Bring proof. Then we can talk.