PQ - New World Order

S2: Episode 11: Dominoes [:][:] - Synergy

Operation Prometheus – Ramsey is a free elf due to getting the crumpet from the Gretch.
We need to Gretch to give Sara the details of what his people have to offer.
We need to know if we have a wheelbarrow or a holocaust cloak, or both.
The Unseelie Court is at our disposal, it would take a day to get us a small force, an small army two days,
Lots of discussions about an illusory army.
Maximillian is not concerned about DeSaen being attacked from without.
Lady Midden recommends sector 4.2.7, we could take over an embassy that is defunct. (So that we can get a look at Galena).
We want to put an emphasis on making this covert.
The index could help us target the sector in Galena. The Index has actually become active recently.
Maximillian “They are words and then actions.”
Sofia offers to prep DeSaen.
Tintagel has advice on the reviving of a place – naming is important. A name is critical. Once the entity has been destroyed a renaming will need to occur. Genesis, Renewel.
Tangiers says that Algiers was impulsive and active. They were not diametrically.
Tangiers is going to stay with Lord and Lady Midden, Tintagel and Maximillian.
Sofia goes to prep DeSaen.
The Gretch goes to talk to the Unseelie Court.

Blue, IsTarantula and Mark go to create an embassy. Galena is a large maze, large blocks of spaces, heavily organized. Sector 4 is closer to the center of the city. A text box pops up inside the connection to Galena.
Text box “You’re accessing the map base?” – Synner.
“We’re not alone?”
“Been silent for … 224 years?”
Blue: “We’re baaacccck!!”
“Map base active, first contact in that time. Hi!”
IsTarantula: “Synner can you help us?”
“With wielder’s permission. Dana….”
Dana Surrey was a professor at Tasha Kanner university. She was a the techblade wielder and Michael Surrey’s mom.
Mark “Did Dana survive the burn?”
“Dana + Synner = me.”
“Processing….. Hi!”
We are “sort of” talking to Dana.
“Can you come get me? – at Kasha Teneer.”
“Is there a door near where you are.”
Mark asks for a map of that door.
Dana shows the map.
Mark “Are you in the computer cluster?”
Power? ”Thank you Nexus.”
M: “Can you survive an orderly shutdown and restart?”
IsTarantula: “We have a situation going on here, if any of us are still alive, we will come get you.”
M: “The strangers are coming.”
Mark asks what resources they need.
Mark gives them the chance to buy something from the store, or what we can provide.
They understand.
“We’ve dealt with your kind before, ok.”
“We should introduce you to Charles.”
”FYI, current map, last detail, 122 year ago. Of Galena.”
They don’t know what hazards there might be in their current locations.
The university was attacked by likely Tradakian forces 244 year ago.
Blue, IsTarantula and Mark are going to try to get Dana and Synner now.
He walks into the server room. There is a terminal and a port for a terminal. There is a body near the terminal. The body is not plugged in.
Mark plugs into the terminal and starts typing.
Mark is in a classroom and Dana is sitting at a desk with a silver robotic assistant. They talk.
Mark gets the power specs.
We would need to dedicate a star to powering the cluster.
Synner might be able to help.
They are good for 24 hours before they need a power source.
Dana and Synner knew fictional people.
If we migrate them they could be of use to us.
We ask IsTarantula if she is willing to have a child power them.
Dana asks about the “children”, doesn’t understand about repurposing the children.
Dana is interested to hear that we have “the Tinker.”
The Tinker would build things to make things resolve favorably.
Mark gets a dolly.
Mark transports the cluster.
The body slides away as the cluster is moved.
We make a computer room near the rec room, etc.
It’s a great computer room, with a power feed that goes to the forge.
Mark returns the dolly.

Ramsey goes to the Forge to create an interface between the Forge and the Computer Room.
Which is: A horn pointed at a grille. Behind the grille is a heat inductor. Behind the heat inductor a series of increasingly larger gears. The horn looks like the speaker on an old Victorla.

Blue, Mark, IsTarantula Fertizes an embassy at 4.2.7, Nuture, Inner Haven, Weaving, Communication, Primacy. Mark puts a piece of Cliffside into it. IsTarantula uses 15 mental, Blue 25 spiritual, Mark 5 spiritual.
The Embassy is created on the map of Galena and Cliffside.

IsTarantula goes to the Forge to pick a child. Ramsey has created a creche.

Blue and Mark go through the Embassy door, there is a hole, smell of burning flesh, cordite, copper. The next maze section seems roughly intact, but there is a feeling of a vacuum or a pull. Constructs are marching citizens off. It’s harder to breathe if you are a humanoid. The sky is grey.
They hear the sound of a whining scream, like wind out in the distance.
We decide to seal it if it seems like this could be dangerous. They ask an Adam to make sure that the others start getting closer and want to come through. We might have to modify it to create a peep hole.
IsTarantula uses a 1% of mental to create a peep hole at Adam height.
Blue goes to tell Lady Galena what she saw.

Ramsey, Pravuil, Ruby and Darina go into the attic. We go into the attic, it’s dusty. There is an old painting wrapped in crepe paper. The painting is of a chapel. Ramsey asks Ruby to open the painting up. The paper is coming off the painting. It’s a beautiful painting of a cathedral, the main chapel area of the cathedral. There is a body in a throne with a typewriter in front of it. It looks exactly the same as it did before. It isn’t active. It was active last time. It was open after the world ended. We recall that there is a typewriter in the vault. The title of the painting is “Red Heaven – by Tristan.”
Action Items:
1) Build the power supply for Dana/Synner

S2: Episode 10: Dominoes [.][:] - Council
In which friendly powers petition the Hosts for aid...

Everyone except Darina goes into their doors, due to her being full up.
Mark goes into his dark door, opens the door and there is a boardroom, with a huge table and lots of chairs, art deco. Decanter of water and glasses in the center of the table. Mark closes the door, and six different doors open all around. 6 Marks walk in. They all do different things. “Bout time.” Mark pours himself a scotch.
The head chair is empty. Mark sits in it. The other people seem amused, surprised, annoyed. Another Mark calls the meeting to order. There is so much new business… there is so much new fucking business.
They seem surprised he is there. One of the Marks can’t stop giggling. They ask him how he feels about the egalitarian trading policy. 3 of the Marks are all for trading with the enemy. “How do you get off sitting in that seat.” “Audacious, that’s probably why he likes you so much.” They ask if they/he seems a little off?
Mark doesn’t remember any of them, so it’s hard to say. They say he should travel more. He was thinking of taking a trip. “We’re going to see you soon, it’s on baby!” Giggles. Stoneface says “Enjoy the fuckin’ scotch, because then the real fun begins.”
“Whatever happened to that inventory problem?” “It’s been recycled.” Mark is pretty sure he knows how they get it, through the library. “That’s kinda fucked up – there a fictions walking into our warehouse and stealing shit.”
“There is at least one fiction that is walking around like a person.”
Mark doesn’t have any recommendations for how to deal with the inventory problem. “Shall we burn all the books.” “We’ll think about it.” Mark needs to get going.
“Usually these are brainstorming sessions, you understand?” “See you soon! Real soon.”

Ramsey goes into his white door. He hears a thrum from the air, bright white light, with very solid dirigibles, shining white towers and silver. He steps out onto a garden, where tea is laid on a table, with roses. There is a woman sitting at the table, who looks like the Queen. Ramsey bows, and she invites him in. “One lump or two.” “Three?” The queen pours Ramsey some tea. Ramsey nervously drinks tea. A mechanical drone comes down and she takes a letter from it and reads it. “Things have been a bit trying of late, the power source has been a bit cranky.” Ramsey being there will calm it.
Synchronization, etc is meticulous. “We can’t thank you enough.” She offers to him to visit with her after he’s finished his tea. Ramsey gulps his tea.
The area around the garden opens up and there is a platform that rises up. There is space for both of them. It follows a magnetic leyline, they slide down across a beehive of activity. The transports are docking on the big spires. The conveyance dives down into the guts of the system. Smell of oil and grease. The conveyance slows down and stops. They are at “the heart” a silver and glass sphere enclosure. In the center of several nested enclosures there is an inky pulsing thing. The heart calls Ramsey father. He feels drawn to the heart.
The Queen asks if the source needs to be fed. Ramsey says yes, but in theory this should be self-perpetuating for a 1000 years. Apparently things have changed in the last three days and the collectors have not been providing enough food. The source is not content. Ramsey “I can’t fix this from here, it has to be done – without – in the false world.” “We are fine for now, however, we would express some concern that if this is not addressed in the next three days there will be some serious issues to deal with.”
Ramsey “A plan is in place.” Queen calls Ramsey “Minister”.
Ramsey “There is much to do.” The Queen remains and Ramsey gest on the conveyance back to the garden.
Ramsey is going to walk around the garden. All the possible plants with signs, and there is a labyrinth. Ramsey walks the labyrinth for the rest of the time. Ramsey feels very calm.
Ramsey felt that Protector did not like what was in the glass. Ramsey stuffs crumpets and scones into his pocket. “I need to invent a jam pocket.”

Ruby talks to Pravuil through Heaven.

Darina tells Cera/Sara that they will soon probably be fighting denizens of or the person who imprisoned them. She gives them the choice to hole up in Cliffside or fight. They decide they are willing to fight.
Sara M is an accountant and has gun experience.
Ramsey “I’m a Renaissance man, I have studied every battle that Lord Nelson fought.”
Cera could be a field medic.
Tangiers “My Hosts. I have an urgent request from Lord and Lady Midden. They wish to meet and request asylum.”
Galena may be Fallows’ next target. DeSaen is still there, and Maximillian and Sophia are requesting a discussion. Tintagel wishes to talk to us as well.
We hold the meeting in the Conversatory, because it has a connection to the kitchen. We invite the Gretch.
Sara M will assist Tangiers in correlating.
We conference Christopher in.
We include an Adam of honor. The Gretch shows up a few minutes early, and asks if he should cater this.
The Gretch will bring delicious food to embellish our minds and will be here to help.
Ramsey asks the Gretch for crumpets and scones. Maximillian, Sophia, Lord and Lady Midden are nervous. And not eating much. The Gretch brings Ramsey scones, and crumpets, and strawberry jam, and clotted cream.
We ask Mark to give the keynote – so to speak. Lady Midden “We’ve lost contact with the capital. There was talk of conciliation with these other powers, and they (the diplomatic corps) had a meeting with Fallow. They were trying for truce or amnesty.” We tell them that we recently had an encounter with Mr. Fallow. Mark “I believe he might have something personally against you.”
Lord and Lady Midden ask “What happens if they have invaded our homeland?”
Mark tells them that Tendrakia is Fallows’ territory. Lord and Lady Midden don’t know if the Garden is attached to their land.
They want to know if we can help them. We can offer them personally amnesty. They came on Desean.
Ramsey and Pravuil are really indiscreet. Ramsey has an idea.
Desaen can travel. They can’t go on all the raillines.
Christopher says that Galena is burning, and there are constructs there.
Then Galena went dark.
Maximillian offers to take people. Desaen is not without its defenses. Tintagel says “I am here, I have come here on holiday, but there is no holiday if they are taking place by place.
The Gretch gives Ramsey a crumpet. He offers the help of the “his people.”
Sophia gives Sara M all the details of the their capabilities.

We decide to have a first strike. Christopher says the quarries of Tendrakia are quite active. Christopher says this isn’t something that can be done easily.
Ruby offers to be a spy. Ramsey knows how to transform The Suicide King. It would require all of Ramsey’s resources, Operation Prometheus. Pravuil believes there might be a morale advantage in resurrecting The Suicide King. Tintagel says it is very powerful to strike to the heart.
Pravuil is required to launch the weapon.
Operation Prometheus only requires Ramsey, but he might not survive.
Ruby’s hair molests Ramsey. Ramsey is dumbfounded, for one.
Mark isn’t sure if he can open two doors.
Ruby can go through the Embassy.

S2: Episode 9: Dominoes [:] - Glory
Twice as bright and twice as fast...

(No recap due to Obsidian Portal being down…)

Ruby goes to Eden and sees dead Angels, the Angel is Numiel. They miss Pravuil.
A servant, Nod, is putting dead bodies (space Nazis) in the ground to “feed the tree”. Ruby also meets the Serpent.

Numiel and the Serpent end up being “paused”.

She removes a Nazi skull with a helmet to take with her.

Nod says that fighting over Eden is like fighting over a piece of art.

Mark talks to himself, and he says there is a chance that even the off season stuff will have an effect.

Mark’s store self says that he would have to sell to both sides but we would get a discount.
And the other proposal can go forward.

Ruby tells us about the encounter in Eden. Pravuil shares that he was the only one of the Host who did not eat of the Tree of Good and Evil. Ruby has learned not to eat things offered to her by strangers.

Christopher says that Mark’s Boss is acting inconsistently. Abraham is informed about Sara M.

Christopher wants to meet us for dinner if Sara M comes.

Raffles went into the movie. We might want to recover Raffles.

Christopher also has lots of Blue Books as if he has a library annex.
The Recorder is also blue.

IsTarantula chooses a bright fast burning star. She finds a mid-cycle blue, fairly heavy star. They name the star Glory and it is mated to the freewill bomb. The Glory bomb is not zappable.

We all go to the map room. We find a sub-menu that says “Other known space” and there is a data source from “Kasha-Tenir University”.

There are ~ 30 entries, some are greyed out.

Kasha-Tenir University is in a bubble within a whirlpool – pocket dimension on Nexus Combine, which is a great power source, it closed 78 years ago, cycle 6.

Important things to note:
Kasha-Tenir – formerly one of the greatest educational institutions of the Continuum. Now defunct.
Taneli remnant of a warn torn nation, wastelands of atomic glass.
Cairn was used in the war of Taneli might be how the atomic glass was created. The mother of stones comes from Cairn. There are still distributed islands, they haven’t all been discovered.
Lizana-Nuon – On the Lizanne Sea. Half drowned castles, caverns everywhere. The Widow.
The Junkyard – where all the broken things go. Known for scavenging, and almost everything in the Junkyard survives the burn. Aaron suggests we leave things there.
Kashan – on Kasha-Tenir campus. It went horribly wrong. A note by Michael Surrey – he curated the project.
Yepata – on the other side of the Cairnian expanse. It’s a resort, sort of PQ Risa.
The Loom – related to stories, but it is not the Library. It is what comes from the Library, it might have come from a blade.
The Brasslands is the land of Dream.
Cliffside – known for its amiable hosts.
DeSaen – it can go everywhere. It’s the creator and owner of the only engine that can transverse all of space, it never requires repair….
Little Eden was designed, and it is often a battleground due to the fact that it has so many exits and entrances.
Tundrakia – the domain of lots of names Lisa can’t type right now.
Suicide King – has an embassy and is deceased.
Limbo – home of Kelly’s Bar and Grill, the most happening place in Limbo. It is a sanctuary.
Sub-entry to Cairn, the Gallery of High Magister Elkin Koss. There are works of art (like Little Eden) that were created in an old style art gallery setting. It is a nexus. We recognize the name due to the Cathedral.

S2: Episode 8: Dominoes [.] - Freewill
Butterfly wings and prime movers...

Darina explains what the Adams wish as best she can to Cera. Cera really enjoys speaking with them. Darina makes the mistake of mentioning that Ramsey could potentially make an intercom for Cera with the Adams. She invites Cera into her White Door.
Darina and Cera go into the door. Nothing happens for the first two hours. Something starts to emerge from one of the pools. A woman from beyond my time line but before now, dressed in a suit, medium hair length. She looks oddly familiar. She looks a little like Cera. “I lived a life of chains, I want freedom.” “Who chained you.”
“The man in the shadows.”
She is another Cera.
Darina offers her a place at Clilffside. She accepts. She is good with numbers. She is going to go by Cera M.
Darina leaves her with Tangiers and Cera.
One of the pool is a book which is blue and glassy. Not the one the Ceras came through.
Pravuil has a new To Do. What do we think the benefit will be to resurrect the Suicide King. Tangiers is quite willing to “Get the fuckers.”
Blue, Mark and Ramsey will weaponize Free Will our best chance is to create an explosive device.
We go to the Vault to get the devices of restoration. The IPod, the Film Canisters, the Flask, the Blanket, the Typewriter. We should put the film in the vault as well. The audio tape is there too. There are things in the Vault that are things from before.
Mark takes two snorts of the Flask. There is two snorts left in the Flask.
All around Cliffside things are happening.
The Adams are only connected to their own group.
We try to predict Issac’s tactics.
We argue a lot about whether one could use a star child. Lots of tough philosophical questions.
Starchild says that some children are expected to burn brightly and briefly.
There are other possibilities to creating the weapon.
The device can be created without the source. (A tactical one and a strategic one).
For the tactical weapon:
Ramsey 20% mental
Mark 20% spiritual
Blue 10% of mental and spiritual.

Ruby goes to The Garden.

*Action items: *
Inventory the Vault
Resurrect the Suicide King
Interview the Ceras
Create the strategic device
Pravuil is going to have “The Talk” with the Adams

S2: Episode 7: My Heart is a Flame
In which we see the light grow brighter in the wind...

Episode 7 My Heart is a Flame

In which we see the light grow brighter in the wind…

IsTarantula, Parvuil, Mark, Ruby, retreat to their doors.

Blue and Darina make sure the guests are satisfied. All is business as usual. People hanging out laughing, eating, drinking. The Gretch’s staff is serving. The feel is all good.

Blue checks in with the Adams. Adams are CONCERNED with those who are infected. How is Parvuil? WE FELT HIM FLICKER OUT. Cliffside says he is whole again. And what of Cera (Darina’s rescue) The Adams have a crush on her. They want to make her into ONE OF US. Blue says we’ll discuss that later … Yes, she is stalling for time.

Ramsey goes to meet with Tangiers. He is in the back office rooting around in stuff. When he becomes aware of Ramsey, he acts surprised and comes back to the front.

Tangiers and Ramsey discuss Adams. The Adams are herd creatures who also know how to herd. Ramsey and Tangiers talk about the nature of Adams. Tangiers goes to check on Miss Swallows. Ramsey takes over the Maitre D position. Badly.

Insider her White Door, Ruby plays ball with Heaven, talks to Shadowman about whether people are valuable or not. Ruby values people who grant sensation. Shadowman believes that when something new happens it creates a demon. A tsunami of demons might not be as much fun as it sounds like.

Inside his White Door, Mark is having a drink, billiards, checking the books. Things look pretty good. There was a production lull, but things are back on track now, ticking over, et cetera. The Boss is pleased that Mark is okay. Mark considers going into his other door, but not until he’s more recovered. Reads some books. Sees blue light behind the shelf. “It’s an annex! Of course it is. That’s how the inventory was accessed. Charlotte was a book, books can get into our Doors. Marks Door can get into the Back Room. Good to know.”

Insider her White Door, IsTarantula absorbs some rads, hangs out in the vacuum of deep space. Hoping for a Quasar. Chilling in the background radiation of the Universe and trying to remember. What happened? What happened when she was young and met Ruby’s dad. What she remembers is she was still bound to her first form and she remembers that space darkened and she felt a pull, an attraction. Part of her was ripped away. She become one with something else. Eventually she was no longer and she was something else. Then there is a blank. And that was a long time ago. When she remembered again, she was no longer bound in her first form. She was Tarantula. Based on the nature of the background radiation it was a very long time. Many, many millennia. Cosmological time had passed and sometime in there, Ruby was born. IsTarantula wants to know why she forgot. How do you roofie a nebula?

Blue wants to check the Map Room. She sees no new additions, luckily. The Embassy from the Suicide King is definitely active and occupied. Not growing, yet. Blue can’t perceive anything inside the room or anything about it, but she can tell it isn’t growing or changing outside. Blue wants to know where Parvuil is. He’s inside his door. Blue informs Ramsey. She checks on everyone else the ID tracker is working just fine.

Blue was linked to Parvuil when he died. She remembered the Burn and then he was gone. Blue goes to knock on Parvuil’s door.

Parvuil is feeling ‘really shitty.’ Completely out of it, semi-conscious, probably hallucinating. He falls asleep in Heaven’s lap. Starchild is quiet and with Parvuil. Parvuil is around 2 or 3 % spiritual. He senses a faraway presence. Heaven says, “Do you want me to go talk to her?”

Heaven opens the door and speaks to Blue. “Parvuil is resting. Starchild is with him.” Starchild was also infected. Resting here is probably best, but Heaven appreciates Blue’s offer of healing.

Parvuil realizes his spark is now a flame. Meta: he now has the skill ‘Kindle.’

Time passes; people do things in their doors.

IsTarantula feels terrible guilt over being forced to abandon Ruby.

Gretch is feeling very warm and happy and familial towards us. He asks Blue for a hug. It is creepy but it happens.

Ramsey rummages through Tangiers’ back room. Guest lists, guests, all about guests, tracing guests. Some visits from Desaan from before. Lord and Lady Midden didn’t arrive until the Summit. Same with Jane, first for her. The cab people Sam and the kid have been here two times before. They said it was because the cab broke down but they were here a year ago and about three years ago. They stayed Gratis. Cliffside paid for them, but Tangiers doesn’t seem to remember. Could it have been the Gretch? Another name shows up occasionally Billy DaBlissi is an account holder. Seems connected to the cab kids. Billing address is Limbo. What could possibly go wrong.

Another pile of stuff Tangiers was looking through that seems to be passwords. Pieces of paper scattered about under the blotter.

Sam the cab driver has a slightly confusing conversation with Ramsey. She needs the key to get to her cab, she wants to see the end of the film. Ramsey believes the problem has been resolved. He is wrong.

We assume Darina spends time with Cera.

Parvuil talks to Heaven. Heaven knows Bluebell. Bluebell told Parvuil that this was the last time. Parvuil is not entirely comfortable with being Risen again. This time is different than last time. Last time everything burned but him. This time he burned and nothing else did. The hunger is gone.

Heaven says things would have played out very differently, but this is good for you to know. Heaven knew the Shadow. One of his disciples (Antigone?) is who killed Heaven a long time ago, now she is here, but not just here. Not any more.

Heaven says that Ruby’s father is not kind. Antigone who was writing the end a long time ago is one of the many, many sons and daughters, Strangers all. Those who have consumed of Him. Parvuil would have become one of them (a Stranger) and it is good that this didn’t happen. But now there is something new.

Heaven says, “You have awakened.” Beginnings and endings come from fire. Mankind learned to do things because of fire. Parvuil says it mostly didn’t end well for them. But sometimes it did. Fire powers nations and civilizations, exploration, growth, food, war. All because of fire. Will Parvuil be able to control this better than the hunger? Heaven suspects yes, just feed it good things. Feed it with what makes you you. “That’s another thing I’m trying to figure out,” Parvuil says. “I am not what I was. Before I had a purpose and never doubted it.”

The doors are refuge. Nothing changes in the outside world while we’re inside.

Parvuil gives of himself to awaken Childstar. Childstar wants to fight, but he can’t fight with poison, not the way the enemy fights. We have our own way of fighting.

A day passes.

Parvuil leaves his door and sees a sign saying ‘Parvuil is Risen! He lives again.”

Ruby goes into her Black Door. Heaven speaks to her. “Parvuil says hello. He asked about you.” She doesn’t want to play ball. They talk about Parvuil and how focused he is. She walks to the other side. “Hello Daughter. Seeing the other side? Mirror Mirror?” He offers her comfort.

IsTarantula is still sad about having Ruby taken from her but now she is also angry. She wants to kill Ruby’s father but is concerned that Ruby might love him.

Mark talks to his Boss about selling stuff that they can’t normally sell while they can’t see the stuff that they normally sell. I’m sure it made sense. It’s all the stuff that doesn’t start apocalypses that Mark usually steers them away from.

Parvuil tells us about his post-life conversation with Bluebell.

Ruby and IsTarantula talk. A lot. There was crying.

Tangiers and Ramsey talk. There are one or two avenues to resurrect the Suicide King.

IsTarantula goes back into her door to test Mark’s theory about books being able to access the inside of our doors. Finds a Blue Giant, source of information, annex of the Library. Even in the blackness of the beyond, just a few parsecs away. Easily accessible. It opens up layers upon layers of information, but she can’t find a way to other rooms from here. IsTarantula is not a book. She looks for a volume of the History of Endings. It talks about Cliffside and the Remainders and our adventures.

IsTarantula goes into her black door. Pulling swirls of vacuum. “Who’s there?” “It’s me, my love.” “I knew you’d be here. We should talk.” She’s not strong enough to talk now.

We are mostly refreshed and ready to renew the fight. As soon as we figure out what it is.

Nothing has been done on any of the ongoing plans. New ongoing plan: Mark wants Ramsey to design and build an airlock to protect us from IsTarantula’s Doors.

S2: Episode 6: Strange Engines
In which we deconstruct the spark and the engine within...

Pravuil is educated about why hunger is dangerous.
Lots of discussion about the two ideas of Ramsey’s.
We consider adding Ruby to the equation, we might want to use IsTarantula.
We also decide to talk to the Gretch about an emesis solution.
We have to fetch the Gretch from his door, he is taking a nap. His door has a humid jungle, and a path that goes through it. The Gretch agrees to come out with his to discuss our need.
Ruby offers to help, the Gretch asks what she is willing to sacrifice. He asks for a little bit of essence. A little bit of her heart (the piece she give him will not renew quickly).
She agrees.
Marc retrieves a Black and White cake from his store which would normally cause a star emit a flare that would take out a planet. (10 spiritual) This will be the base for the emetic for IsTarantula.
Marc starts to feel hungry. Marc wants to go to the backroom, but resists.
We are pretty sure that Marc would need an emetic base of “feelings”. (joke)
Marc needs an ending that is actually connected to “him”.
Ramsey prepares a receptacle.
The Gretch uses two bits of fire (one of a star type, one that was “the first sale”), and an sd card.
Attached to the marble is some lenses, bunsen burner.
Darina is going to carry the marble device with Ramsey, Protector is going to help Ramsey be more quiet. Darina is casting Fortune’s Boon on the whole thing. We all contribute so Pravuil uses “Member of the Host.’
The Souffle is beautiful and amazing and they all get forks.
First bite
After about 5 minutes of consumption they feel very very warm. (We see them starting to glow from their chest). They get the feeling that what they are eating is consuming the shadows and consuming part of them.
We see Pravuil die and see him burn. The consumers hear a voice that says it will be ok.
All the others go down to 10 percent spiritual.
Pravuil speaks to Bluebell who asks him what he learned. She says he will stay a while with her.
The rest are no longer afflicted.
They go down to 5 percent spiritual.
We take the others down to the door room.
Bluebell says to Pravuil “That was a hard thing. It was an ending and a beginning yes.”
Bluebell says she thinks we are all that is left of her and this might be the last time around for all of us.
There is a burst of light and he is sitting on the terrace in front of the temple and Heaven is sitting next to him and comforting him.
Pravuil gets 1 percent spiritual back.
Pravuil is resting in his door.
The others go to their white doors.
Blue, Ramsey and Darina are holding down the fort.

Action Items:
Should try to find out if there is a difference between something forged and something forged by the burn.

Weaponize Free will

Talk to Tangiers.

Get Cera to tell her story to Ruby.

We need to find a politish way to put them off.

Ask Jane/Charlotte if they want a new name.

S2: Episode 5: Glass
In which we see through you...

The Adams want to make Cera into an Adam. Cera is happy in the gardens and with the Adams, Darina makes a date to have some tea with her.
Darina is going to tease Isaac about how the Adams have a crush on Cera.

Mark; goes to talk to himself at the store.
The store has been closed for a while. The door to the office is open. Mark’ goes to the back.
Mark speaks to The Boss who is smoking a cigar. They bitch about feelings and connectedness for a while.
They talk about small vs large apocalypses. Mark says it’s unfortunate that he is in the building phase.
The Boss asks Mark about the hosts at Cliffside. He says we are “allright I guess”. Rupert gets a scratch.
Mark “I’m pretty sure Tarantula understands the deal. When the time comes, she will understand how things work. I don’t see her being a problem. Pravuil probably won’t be a problem.”
Mark thinks Ramsey might be a problem. “He’s obsessed with his little island and it’s survival. He isn’t sure about Blue. The fairy is outside this whole thing so he isn’t sure about her. The new one is too new to know.”
“The new guys seem to be gunning for me, except for maybe Mitchell you doesn’t seem to be gunning for us. Isaac and Fallow are gunning for us actively. And I’m not so sure about the infovore.”
Mark gets the inkling that they have had this conversation before. “We set up the Lord and Lady of this place didn’t we? The present was our merchandise.” The Boss “We didn’t orchestrate it, I don’t know who did it. It isn’t in the ledger, that disturbs us.”
The Boss feels comfortable at Cliffside. Mark also feels good. The two of them didn’t like the other place as much, “they” killed it. Boss doesn’t like that. Tintagel doesn’t like it, and Tangiers certainly doesn’t either. They both like Tangiers.
“If they come asking for something, you may need to have a price.” The Boss isn’t sure if eating part of the head was a good idea. He thinks Mark may start feeling hungry. The Boss thinks that if IsTarantula goes down the hungry path that may be a really bad thing. If you get hungry, that’s when it gets dicey.
Some people The Boss have met have recovered from going down the hunger path, but the ones that don’t accelerate what “we” do. It might be really bad that Pravuil ate some. “Watch him.” Mark wants to talk to Ramsey about separating the hunger from the hosts.
“You might want this” – a blue glass bead. Apparently, it didn’t sell very well. It’s a piece of the library. Mark takes Rupert with him. Mark walks out of the office with Rupert on his shoulder.

Darina is going to leave against her white Door.
Ruby opens the White Door. There is a smooth marble landscape that goes out forever. It slightly curves, but seems to be a sphere. There is a sun on one side, and darkness on the other with stars. There is a “Grecian” temple that has been knocked down. The temple is split and broken in the shadow side, and is hale in the sunlight. She can hear chirping and cicadas.
IsTarantula has a bit of the feeling from Pravuil’s door.
Ruby walks right down the center. Ruby sees beautiful runes that are sparkly and a reddish glow. She feels a split that happens inside of her and she pulls from both sides.
A little ball bounces out of the temple and falls to Ruby’s feet from the light side. She tosses it in the direction it came from. A little girl catches the ball. “I’m Heaven.” “You’re the bridge. You are unique to be happy here.”
“She will need minding by us. You have connections, family in both sides.” Heaven says she is somewhat an inlaw.
Darina hops to the other side of the line.
Heaven thinks there is someone on the other side of the line like her.
Everything goes to shadow and she feels being sucked towards that place. There is murmuring and a feeling of hunger. Flowers blossom and crumble and die.
Darina steps back.
IsTarantula calls to the ‘being’. It is shadow with cut out eyes. It makes small talk with IsTarantula – exes. He tells Ruby that she is beautiful. He tells her that they have met. He will talk to her if she wants in private. He asks if IsTarantula is raising her right? “She has only just arrived.” He says they should call him the “Shadowman, the Umbra, the darkness outside of light.”
IsTarantula says it suits him today. She asks if this is all of him, here, and he laughs. We all have our sphere of influence. It’s good to have family together again. Ruby finally figures out who “he” is.
IsTarantula says “He is different now, here. But he would be, wouldn’t he.”
“Here I can touch you, and the little girl can too. As things progress we’ll see how the balance goes. You’re the bridge.”
Ruby “I’m not sure I want that responsibility.” Ruby thinks it will be become incredibly boring. He tells her to lock the door.
IsTarantula says “he only tells you half the truth.”
Ruby says “Not yet.”
Ruby goes to sit on the center line.
IsTarantula “She is stronger than both of us.”
He “She will survive the next burn.”
Heaven tells them that she misses Pravuil.
Heaven offers to teach her hopscotch. There is a metaphysical confluence in hopscotch. Where the stone lands is where you go, how you get there is important. Heaven gives her a “stone” of blue glass.
Ruby eats the “stone”. Heaven says it will take about 14 hours to pass through.
Heaven asks her what the last thing she remembers before the burn. She remembers of being in darkness and lack of sensation. Heaven hopes she never experienced what Heaven has experienced. Heaven was suffocating in the back of the car, gasping for breath she died. Darina gives Heaven a big hug.
Ruby is told by Heaven to give her mom a hug.
Ruby feels more like “me”.
Ruby takes a nap in the door. She hasn’t slept yet.

IsTarantula stays, Darina exits.
Mark heads down to the forge to talk to Ramsey. Ramsey is making a set of tools to vivisect an Adam. Ramsey does not think that doing a necropsy on a fallen Adam would be good enough.
Mark has a proposal for Ramsey. Mark says that the communion is as if it was a tiny caribdis, which is at the heart of them. It is a hunger. Mark would like a shadowectomy from Pravuil. Mark gives Ramsey the blue glass ball, it’s an information matrix. You can push things into the matrix. Mark says they could place the shadowy bit into the glass bead. Once this happens it will end up in the library.
M – “It turns out that starchild, could, in certain circumstances act as an amplifier. We do not want this to come to pass.”
“Extracting any element is certainly doable. The problem is preserving the original container. Tricky.” Ramsey gets excited. “The problem is that Pravuil is so very real.”
M- “He’s not that real. And I’ll help you out.”
Ramsey “We should shake Pravuil very vigorously so that he is slightly out of phase with the rest of us, and the shadow will be resonant and can then be plucked out.”
M – “We’ll have to propose it to Pravuil. Perhaps we could make the receptacle more attractive and get him to swallow it.”
Ramsey will need to create an opening into the ball. It is similar to imbuing things as he did with Starchild.
“The glass wants everything, so all we have to do is make it most want the shadow and then get Pravuil to swallow it. This is not without inherent risks. Are you sure it’s not safer to leave it where it is.” Having IsTarantula handy could be helpful.

Ramsey is envisioning the glass ball with pincers going wub wub wub wub holding the glass is within the focusing chamber.

Tangiers: There is an activation on floor two, primary division. Scans show a tiny 1/2" by 1/8" by 1/8" piece of blue glass in the Suicide King Embassy room. It’s one of Camille’s teeth.

Action Items:
Should try to find out if there is a difference between something forged and something forged by the burn.

Weaponize Free will

Talk to Tangiers

Convince Pravuil to get a shadowectomy

Get Cera to tell her story to Ruby.

We need to find a politish way to put them off.

Ask Jane/Charlotte if they want a new name.

S2: Episode 4: Silver Scream, Pt. 3
In which Strangers are made familiar...

Christine gets reassured that her brother is ok, and agrees to go back up to the embassy with us so that she can be escorted by us.
Fallow mixes a cocktail and pours himself a real martini. He looks at Blue and Pravuil and asks them why they are still alive. Fallow – “There is no justice.”
We ask him why he’s still alive. Fallow – “I don’t burn. Mine was a plan, yours seems to be fate.”
Pravuil “Isn’t fate just a plan that is not your own.”
And so on.
Fallow doesn’t like new players. New players are very rare. He is a very annoyed little boy.
Fallow likes predictability and knowing the odds.
He hopes to live for a thousand life times. He thinks whoever set the plan in motion made a mistake.
He doesn’t think Bluebell and Shadowman are causing the game.
Fallow says he wants to dissect one of us to find out why we didn’t burn, maybe we have a flame inside us. He says that the consciousness that was here was killed. He hopes our places’ consciousness does not exist anymore.
Mr. Mitchell doesn’t think Charlotte/Christine is happy to serve. Mitchell brings up Antigone, the wielder of the Scarlet blade (Charlotte).
Mr. Mitchell asks if we have “THE DOORS”. Mark says doesn’t anyone?
Mr. Mitchell says that after you have “gained your lineage” the door does a lot for you. Once you have partaken of them they can affect the fabric of the place. “Our father has a different way to fill yourself back up again – everywhere there is life I can fill myself up again.” Some blades apparently were able to suck the life out of entire places.
Mr. Mitchell knows about our Forge.
Fallow calls IsTarantula StarFucker.
Mr. Mitchell is not sure if all things that are heavy are “forged”. He thinks some things are forged by the burn.
Mr. Mitchell is glad we came.
Mitchell thinks that most off us are not “aligned”.
Pravuil wonders what happens to people when they are taken out of the game.
Christine is talking about the “Boss” and the “Family”.
Mark grabs some coffee out of his store for Christine.

Mr. Mitchell comes up to Ruby “Before that you didn’t even need to.” “You are family.”
Mr. Mitchell says that Ruby did not seem to be here after the burn but now she is. Ruby says she was burning in the darkness in between – halfway between the darkness and the burn. Mr. Mitchell seems to want to divine the family tree – “The family tree is a family constellation.”
Mr. Mitchell says to be careful not to get put in a box and used. And when you get hungry, be careful what you eat. Obliterating life is not sustainable. He also warns us that our doors are like an amplifying chamber.
Darina makes a mental note to tell Ramsey that Fallow might be what happens when you take inspiration from your black door.
Mr. Mitchell kibitzes with Mark about connection, because Mark seems grossed out by it.
Camille taps Mr. Mitchell on the shoulder and pulls Ruby over to the side. “Why are you with them?” “Because my doors are next to theirs?”
Camille thinks that the fact that Ruby is with us, and new means things are off balance. Ruby says her grandfather was interested in that too, and told her to experience things and learn and make choices.
Camille says “If you ever want to speak with us, just go to your door and whistle.”
The caterers take the food away.
Mark tips the staff and Darina thanks them.
Ramsey, IsTarantula and Pravuil notice that the sun seems to be setting.
They say they will visit us at Cliffside at their embassy.
We walk out into the desert.
Ramsey is ready to alert us with foreshadowing.
We are confused by Ramsey’s suggestions. At the unfurling of the wings, Mark and Ruby is in shadow.
The sun slowly sets behind us. The shadows get longer.
About an hour out at normal pace we see a light in the darkness against the mountains. Another half hour of walking we see that the light is through a window.
This night has no stars and no moon. Film reels, burned books, type writers, costuming, scripts, are decaying and destroyed littering the ground. It’s getting cold. (Ramsey sees film grain).
The cabin ahead becomes more visible and has smoke coming out of the chimney, Ramsey tells us.
We are at the cabin at the edge of the desert. The window has either a flickering fire, a lamp, a projector.
She knocks on the door, a guy in a fedora opens it up and asks if she is here for her brother.
There are three mooks (including fedora guy). The mooks are watching a film. The film is Touch of Evil.
Mark puts Christopher’s reel on the projector “Afterglow”. (Our story)
They tell her her brother is in the other room. Pravuil and Christine go there and find Christopher.
Blue checks him to see if he is the same Christopher he was. She is pretty sure that that is Christopher.
We all join hands and touch Ruby, Mark grabs the reel before we get reeled in.
Mark, IsTarantula, Blue, Darina and Ruby combine to get us home.
Ruby bursts through the wall of the cabin. The reel is in Mark’s hand and we smell burning celluloid and the sound is off. A mook tries to shoot us and doesn’t succeed. Another one is trying to grab the film. The projector flips over, the light goes out and it goes black.

Ruby feels a kiss on her cheek. We come through the screen.
Mark reels up as much of the film as possible, it’s burning.
Christine is now Jane/Charlotte.
Pravuil flies Christopher back to the lighthouse.
Jane/Charlotte “The Premiere went badly.” We take her to Jane’s room.
Tangiers asks after Simon (the maître d of the Suicide King). We realize that they killed the place.

Tangier is very upset when we tell him that Simon was killed. He wants to talk to us about it the next day.

Action Items:
• Check the map to see if the “Suicide King Embassy” is on the map – it is.
• Ramsey weaponize FREE WILL
• We argue with Ramsey about vivisecting Adams.

S2: Episode 3: Silver Scream, Pt. 2
In which we discover the true nature of the Suicide King...

We see things in technicolor but the blue glass teeth are touched up in Ramsey’s Black and White film. (We are in the tower)
Pravuil and Ramsey check and can speak to eachother and Blue can do so using telepathy.
Ramsey is taking copious notes.
Camille promises to bring us the ledger. We don’t think eating here is a big risk – so we eat refresh ment. Ruby is not sure her hair can be cut, the hair is likely to attack her back.
Fallow, Christine Bedford, Issac are in the register around the same time 1106 1107 1108 room numbers.

Camille reassures Darina that she can stay in the waterfall, by suggesting she isn’t very experienced.
We tell her that we came here through a movie.
Camille runs this place with her sibs, their father is the Man of Shadows.
Lots of polite chatting about endings. She says we have gravity to us. The others discuss the appearance of the Shadow Man with us and she seems to think it an honor that he tried to engage with us with direct intervention.
Marc says based on her description that the Shadow Man is the Black egg of the Phoenix.
She says there is much of the world we don’t know about and don’t know of.
Isaac is of the same race as the Adams.
Fallow made the people that came from Camille – Charlotte for example.
Camille says her the Shadow Man and Bluebelle are not infallible.
This is not a “game” where one wins. – one can only be fulfilled or not fulfilled.
Ramsey asks Showtime to show us Christopher – he sees a safe. The safe is in an office with a walnut desk, bookcases etc. The office is in the Suicide King.
Showtime shows him Christine Bedford – she is playing poker in a room with a child (10 year old) and a construct – an Adam like creature, Charlotte is shown in the same room but not in the same shot.
Camille says that some people choose pain and suffering.
Pravuil asks about the safe.
Ruby, Blue, and IsTarantula talks about pain and suffering.
Camille does not know of Christopher being in the safe.
Mr. Mitchell is one of the oldest and wishes to meet us.
This room is OURS, not Camille’s. We are hosts within our room.
Mark is not sure that in the normal way of things he would be on this side.
Pravuil asks Ramsey to figure out if the embassy is in the map room.
Ramsey goes to check and gives the Adam the laws of robotics.
Mr. Mitchell – A African/Asian man comes through the door, he is dressed in a pinstriped suit, where constellations make the pinstripes. He has a fedora. He bows and says he has heard much about us. He says he is a stranger, and that strangers are the sons and daughters of the Man of Shadows. He is the eldest son – and is a few generations older than Mark.
“Now is the most exciting time I have ever been in.”
He wants to talk about hearts and asks what we love. Ruby says she loves sensation. (Both Camille and Mr. Mitchell want to talk to Ruby later).
Issac and Fallow come in. Isaacs’ eyes look active/engaged/different. He is heavy.
Fallow is a small boy, has a gravity like Heaven.
We introduce ourselves to Issac.
Isaac – the last of his kind and the first.
Fallow says “I am Fallow”. His progeny are the Lords and Ladies of rule, Galena – “I pity them. He does not think they will survive. His people will crush them and make them into the Domiciles they deserve.” – His people – Space Nazis
Isaac says that they are made, and he was once a great general and his essence was made one with an Adam. This was by chance, but not by choice.
Isaac claims that there are legions of Adams that will march against us soon. Pravuil tells him that we’ve seen Adams make a choice to against their programming.
Darina wants to drown the “guests”.
We ask after Christine and she walks in and undoes a sack and a head rolls out of it and it is made of Shadow. She says the head is “Boss Wilford’s”.
Mr. Mitchell says that it is time for communion. Camille points to Mr. Mitchell and he produces a knife, which Marc finds scary due to his high primacy. He leans into the table and begins carving the head.
Blue wants to do a general sense of the head – she notices that this is like when she tried to tap the shadow. The head is extraordinarily heavy and the knife is as heavy. They are peeling off essence of the head.
Darina comforts Christine in the bathroom. She is heavy, and she is both play acting a story and has been changed.
Ruby, Pravuil, IsTarantula, Mark eat of the head. Blue-grey jello, acidic and feels like love in the soul. A feeling of connectedness and oneness of life. Mark is grossed out and makes a face and Blue giggles.
There is a moment of silence. And we all make eye contact with everyone else.
Showtime shows Ramsey Camille’s father – the head on the plate, the Shadow Man as he released the lumivore, a black hole eating all light, black, blue wall, flickering lights, a small town in Vermont, a coffee shop, black.
Mark asks after Charlotte and Camille looks at her and smiles. Jane and Charlotte have merged into Christine.
Pravuil and Blue stay behind. Darina, IsTarantula, Ruby and Mark go with Camille and Christine to get Christopher.
Ramsey finds the room in the Suicide King on the map.
The safe is behind a photo of Mr. Mitchell. Camille pulls out stacks of cash and a film reel. Camille tells Christine she will find her brother at the edge of the desert. Mark takes the film reel and puts it in his coat – the film is heavy. Christine puts the money in her bag.
Pravuil knows where all the bright things are, and he knows he could feed on the bright things and can feel that hunger. Pravuil knows that after some time that thing will feed on him.
IsTarantula feels a draw to go back to nest. She needs more children.

Action Items:

  • offer Adams dance lessons
  • discuss additions to Cliffside
  • weaponize “FREE WILL”
  • give Pravuil a photogasm.
S2: Episode 2: Silver Scream, Pt. 1
In which a rescue plan is put in motion...

Darina’s door-
Woman has no reason to live – bored, serf, etc. Darina takes Cera back to the hotel. Cera is fascinated by the Adams.
Blue’s Door –
Ramsey, Ruby, IsTarantula and Protector are going with Blue. The land beyond the door is very fragrant from flowers – and some of the scents are unfamiliar. There are three suns, and it is quite bright. Hanging gardens with daises and Indian-like architecture. There are some insects. Three voices say “welcome” in a heavy sort of way. Blue feels ecstatic – nor orgasmic, ecstatic. They all feel really good and feel accepted and one with everything they see. The star-related creatures feel a kinship with the stars. Blue feels like there is an open channel so that she can talk whenever she wants.
Ruby and Ramsey get bored. IsTarantula enjoys it more but leaves with Ramsey. Ramsey leaves with lots of notes.

Mark’s Office -
Mark goes to his office. (no notes here)

The Forge –
Ruby helps IsTarantula and Ramsey at the Forge. It’s either going to be amazing or awful. The starchildren call him “the tinker”. There is a starchild that is a big movie watcher and it is chosen. (a small Blue Giant). They do the forging and then they know it is good when they all feel good. And the child is named “Showtime”. The room becomes very bright and the shadows feel very sharp. Ramsey feels very uncomfortable, a bit like when he was in his black door near the darkness. Ruby hears a voice saying “Welcome Back”.
Pravuil stops a massive bar fight, he helps with some IT problems, and he hangs out with Tangiers.
Cera is in awe of Pravuil. She seems to notice his angelicness.

IsTarantula’s Door –
Ruby goes with IsTarantula, Ramsey – as do Blue and Mark. Intense heat for anyone nearby. Blue flees and dodges into her white door. Mark turns himself into something more resistant (likely weird and spherical). Ruby wraps herself in a hair cocoon. Mark and Ruby take 10% physical damage. IsTarantula feels great. IsTarantula closes the door behind her. IsTarantula hears Bluebell – “You have done well. You are a good child.”

Ramsey is working on a pair of IsTarantula-oculars. He pushes 5%.
Tangiers greets us at the theatre. There is big band music playing. Ramsey goes into the booth with Showtime and changes to fit the socket whenever it gets near one. Ramsey loads Showtime in. Ramsey hovers as Tangiers sets up the film.
Ramsey sees us in Black and White.
The shadows are very dark and the lights are very light and everything feels hyper real. The film starts to show the title sequence. The car shows up on the screen and there are no actors. It’s a desert road and we see the Suicide King. Ruby leaves some of her hair trailing out of the screen (an Adam with a buttoneer stays near them). He takes a hold of her hair as an anchor. Blue uses psychometry on the car and sees that Jane Fallows went into the casino and it looks like it has been in a gun fight. Pravuil records the placement of the hair tether.
We make our way to the Suicide King which is outside the strip. Darina hates the desert. The Suicide King seems not very busy. We walk in, and we see slot machines and game table. No customers or staff. We hear a “ding” as we go through the door. Mark looks in the ledger for Jane Fallows’ room number. There is an attendant with blue glass teeth at the desk (Camille) she offers us some rooms. She says she knows Lena is supposed to be there, but has not arrived yet. Charlotte and Christopher are known to her too.
Camille says she has written many stories and ended many stories. Mark realizes that she is a lexivore. Camille is from the library, (it is my mother, it is my father). Camille says that Charlotte has some family relationship with Ruby. Camille offers to help us find them. She agrees to give us the real register in the office. Blue does some psychometry and sees Jane hit floor 11. We hear a ding as if someone else is entering the casino. The doors open up onto a gorgeous suite. Darina gets wet in the waterfall.
Camille has primacy and is heavy.
To do:
• Add to the Hotel – map room


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