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  1. (1:50:17 PM) DarkenedHG: Casshan! You have a call on your integrated phone, however it's set up.
  2. (1:50:42 PM) Casshan: "Eve Casshan's office, Eve here."
  3. (1:51:01 PM) DarkenedHG: "Hello?" It seems to be the secretary from before, she sounds marginally less desperate!
  4. (1:51:31 PM) Casshan: "Oh, hi! How are you?"
  5. (1:54:25 PM) DarkenedHG: "Better. Automatically having my body inject itself with caffeine helps."
  6. (1:54:34 PM) DarkenedHG: "And the boss left a message for you."
  7. (1:56:15 PM) DarkenedHG: "he said there's a party he was supposed to attend that he can't and he's asking 'all of you' to go in his place."
  8. (1:58:15 PM) Casshan: "Oh, okay!"
  9. (1:58:17 PM) Casshan: "..."
  10. (1:58:27 PM) Casshan: "I'm not being asked to babysit the others, am I?"
  11. (2:00:18 PM) DarkenedHG: "I don't think so..."
  12. (2:00:27 PM) DarkenedHG: "He did say not to talk about 'it' but he didn't say what 'it' was."
  13. (2:02:33 PM) DarkenedHG: "Anyway, there's an invitation that you have to pick up, though I have no clue where this party's actually supposed to be."
  14. (2:07:11 PM) Casshan: "Oh, alright! I'll call everyone else."
  15. (2:07:28 PM) ***Casshan does so, because she has all their numbers /anyway/ despite having never asked for them.
  16. (2:11:32 PM) Mishie|Johnny: Once again, Johnny wakes up to the sound of his phone ringing. After some stumbling around his room half asleep trying to figure out which pair of pants has that phone, he's eventually able to answer with an "Eyyyyyy"
  17. (2:13:57 PM) Kitsune-chan: ((The player doesn't want to spend all night fighting over contact information while the character is still mad and petty enough to go out of her way to not respond so cut ahead for me)
  18. (2:14:38 PM) Casshan: "Hey Johnny! I'm delegating to you to get Fox Weirdo to come over with us to some party instead of the boss."
  19. (2:14:40 PM) Mishie|Johnny: (Or the cyborg hacked your phone)
  20. (2:14:47 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Wait what?"
  21. (2:14:59 PM) Casshan: "Meet me by the train station. I'll get our invitations from the office."
  22. (2:15:12 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "What?"
  23. (2:15:26 PM) Casshan: "We're going to a party to represent our Imperator and Chancel?"
  24. (2:15:42 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Who thought that was a good id...fuck"
  25. (2:15:45 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "fuckdamnit"
  26. (2:16:09 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "I'll go kidnap Kitsune-chan or whatever"
  27. (2:16:23 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "What do you know about the party?"
  28. (2:16:33 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Fancy shit? Costume? Smart casual?"
  29. (2:16:36 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "All of the above?"
  30. (2:17:31 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Oh who am I kidding, he probably didn't tell you shit"
  31. (2:19:14 PM) Casshan: "I have no idea."
  32. (2:19:20 PM) Casshan: "Just dress as nicely as possible."
  33. (2:19:56 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "That's the plan, just give me a sec to find my kidnapping sack and I'll have Kitsune-chan at the train station soon"
  34. (2:20:14 PM) Mishie|Johnny: Johnny then hangs up the phone before Casshan can respond
  35. (2:21:04 PM) Mishie|Johnny: After, which he then throws it at the wall hard enough to smash it to pieces to ensure she can't call him back, before stick his head out the door and yelling down the hall "HEY RUIN, WANNA GO TO A PARTY?"
  36. (2:22:35 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "IT'LL HAVE FANCY PEOPLE AND FANCIER FOOD"
  37. (2:23:15 PM) ***Kitsune-chan puts on a tie and her fancy gun
  38. (2:23:16 PM) Kitsune-chan:
  39. (2:24:21 PM) DarkenedHG: Ruin blinks.
  40. (2:24:25 PM) DarkenedHG: "What party?"
  41. (2:25:43 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "No idea!"
  42. (2:25:49 PM) DarkenedHG: "Where?"
  43. (2:25:53 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "But apparently we're going to a party"
  44. (2:26:36 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "All good questions Ruin, which sadly cannot be answered as our Imperator is kind of a dick"
  45. (2:27:12 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "But the important thing is that even if we end up going to the wrong place at the wrong time, we'll make it a party"
  46. (2:27:31 PM) DarkenedHG: "...."
  47. (2:28:31 PM) ***Casshan meanwhile goes to get the invitations and is by the train station when everyone gets there.
  48. (2:28:54 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Casshan DID say something about invitations, so in theory those should have the information on them"
  49. (2:29:00 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Or y'know, a series of riddles"
  50. (2:29:07 PM) ***Casshan is wearing a posh space dress of some sort with fur lining and exposed areas.
  51. (2:29:13 PM) Casshan:
  52. (2:29:26 PM) ***Casshan isn't actually wearing a dress.
  53. (2:31:22 PM) DarkenedHG: "..."
  54. (2:31:25 PM) DarkenedHG: "From who?"
  55. (2:31:45 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Probably our Imperator"
  56. (2:33:02 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "But yeah, go find something fancy to wear, we're going to go do classy shit"
  57. (2:34:47 PM) DarkenedHG: "Fine"
  58. (2:35:07 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "And hey, you'll be able to talk to Casshan again!"
  59. (2:36:02 PM) Mishie|Johnny: Once he's finished talking to Ruin, Johnny goes to find a decent looking suit to wear and a large enough kidnapping sack, before going with Ruin to Kitsune's house
  60. (2:37:49 PM) Mishie|Johnny: Upon arriving at the correct house, Johnny walks up to the door before pausing, and then ringing the bell, and then ringing it again, and again and again until Kitsune-chan turns up
  62. (2:42:06 PM) Kitsune-chan: (I said I skipped to the damn invitations)
  63. (2:43:23 PM) DarkenedHG: Once gathered, the group finds the actual 'invitation'
  64. (2:43:56 PM) Mishie|Johnny: (awwww ;-;)
  65. (2:43:57 PM) DarkenedHG: A single piece of thick black paper with four seperated deep red petals surrounded by a field of purple thorns
  66. (2:44:12 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Fancy"
  67. (2:44:26 PM) DarkenedHG: There's no writing, save for a number at the upper left corner "72"
  68. (2:44:55 PM) Mishie|Johnny: " ;| "
  69. (2:45:06 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "This is why we can't have nice things"
  70. (2:46:35 PM) theweepingman is now known as Ai_is_Dead
  71. (2:46:41 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Okay, who here speaks flowers?"
  72. (2:47:21 PM) Casshan: "...hmm."
  73. (2:47:32 PM) Casshan: "Oh, I know!"
  74. (2:48:29 PM) ***Casshan transforms the card (a tool) into a cyborg by imbuing it with limited personhood so that it can communicate effectively.
  75. (2:48:47 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "What"
  76. (2:49:20 PM) Casshan: "Hey card, tell us your secrets."
  77. (2:49:57 PM) DarkenedHG: "No"
  78. (2:50:16 PM) DarkenedHG: The cardborg crosses its small arms and pouts.
  79. (2:50:46 PM) Casshan: "Please?"
  80. (2:51:10 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Cmon, you know you want to talk about all those fun things, lets be honest, half the fun with secrets is sharing them"
  81. (2:53:16 PM) DarkenedHG: "She's scarier than you!"
  82. (2:53:36 PM) DarkenedHG: "And it's not like anyone tells me anything anyway."
  83. (2:54:50 PM) Ai_is_Dead is now known as Ai_Nitami
  84. (2:55:08 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "But that's the thing though, we're the ones that you're supposed to give the message to anyway, so if anything she'll be upset with you if you don't tell us~"
  85. (3:02:06 PM) Ai_Nitami: "So... do you know anything about number 72, black papers, and four separated deep red petals surrounded by purple thorns?"
  86. (3:02:13 PM) DarkenedHG: "72 is how long you have"
  87. (3:02:33 PM) ***Mishie|Johnny nods along
  88. (3:03:45 PM) Ai_Nitami: "For?"
  89. (3:04:50 PM) DarkenedHG: "Before the party starts without you?"
  90. (3:05:51 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Which party is this exactly?"
  91. (3:06:17 PM) DarkenedHG: "The lady's."
  92. (3:06:18 PM) Mishie|Johnny: Whilst they're asking the cardborg questions, Johnny increases the Risk of her letting important information slip
  93. (3:08:55 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Well then"
  94. (3:09:01 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "What are you allowed to tell us then?"
  95. (3:09:53 PM) Ai_Nitami: "Well, seventy-two. I guess it is hours, so... three days. In three days, the party will start?"
  96. (3:11:18 PM) DarkenedHG: "Finding the party's a part of things. You're supposed to know who the Duchess is though I think. Her symbols' on the card."
  97. (3:11:35 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "And who exactly is she then?"
  98. (3:11:38 PM) Ai_Nitami: "Ah. So, it is a challenge."
  99. (3:11:48 PM) DarkenedHG: "No one really introduces themselves to an invitation."
  100. (3:11:55 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "You're a clever cardborg, I'm sure you noticed all kinds of things though"
  101. (3:13:07 PM) DarkenedHG: "Made, thrown somewhere, taken down a bumpy road, handed to some creep in black and a bowler and then I ended up here somehow."
  102. (3:14:07 PM) ***Ai_Nitami raises eyebrow. "Nobody writes on you?"
  103. (3:14:15 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "And do you remember anything about where you were made or who made you?"
  104. (3:21:23 PM) Casshan: "Hmm..."
  105. (3:21:42 PM) ***Ai_Nitami raises a finger.
  106. (3:21:55 PM) Ai_Nitami: "First, what can you tell us about your.. lady? The one that invited us?"
  107. (3:25:29 PM) DarkenedHG: "Not really"
  108. (3:25:33 PM) DarkenedHG: "I dunno"
  109. (3:25:34 PM) DarkenedHG: "Scary?"
  110. (3:25:37 PM) DarkenedHG: "Really scary?"
  111. (3:25:50 PM) ***Mishie|Johnny nods
  112. (3:26:28 PM) Ai_Nitami: "So, you don't know the detail of our host?"
  113. (3:35:36 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Well then Cardborg, do you know either how we're meant to solve this riddle, or the identities of anybody else that was sent an invitation?"
  114. (3:37:00 PM) DarkenedHG: "No."
  115. (3:37:09 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Bitchin"
  116. (3:38:29 PM) Mishie|Johnny left the room (quit: Read error: Connection reset by peer).
  117. (3:39:00 PM) Mishie|Johnny [] entered the room.
  118. (4:05:42 PM) Mishie|Johnny: Johnny grabs the cardborgs head and stares deep into her eyes
  119. (4:05:45 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "HMMMMMMMM"
  120. (4:05:51 PM) DarkenedHG: "Hmmm?"
  121. (4:05:57 PM) DarkenedHG: It recoils a bit.
  122. (4:06:00 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Hmmmmmmmm"
  123. (4:06:20 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Just trying to think where I've seen that sign before..."
  124. (4:09:38 PM) Kitsune-chan: "Eve just overclock your brain until you know what's what"
  125. (4:10:48 PM) Casshan: "Can I do that?"
  126. (4:11:02 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Red petals and thorns..."
  127. (4:11:06 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Ohyeaaaaaaah"
  128. (4:11:23 PM) Kitsune-chan: "Why can't you do that?"
  129. (4:11:24 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "What'sherface"
  130. (4:11:33 PM) Casshan: "Oh, wait."
  131. (4:11:41 PM) Casshan: "Everyone, stop touching the card."
  132. (4:11:55 PM) ***Casshan takes it and smells it a bit, and then gazes up at the sky and smells the cosmos.
  133. (4:12:25 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "It's uh"
  134. (4:12:27 PM) ***Casshan smells for he posh perfume the noble they're looking for is probably wearing.
  135. (4:12:30 PM) Casshan: the*
  136. (4:12:35 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "That blood chick from the novel"
  137. (4:12:45 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Duchess Bathory!"
  138. (4:14:36 PM) DarkenedHG: Casshan can track the scent back to the office where they found the invitation, mingling with a scent of corruption and cheap oil and crossing back toward the train-tracks at the chancel's entrance
  139. (4:20:01 PM) DarkenedHG: And stops
  140. (4:20:14 PM) DarkenedHG: As it runs into a wall of nonexistence, the trail vanishing into nothing outside the chancel.
  141. (4:20:34 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "huuuuh"
  142. (4:21:00 PM) ***Mishie|Johnny looks over at the bored Ruin "Sooo, you know anything about the Duchess of Blood?"
  143. (4:21:13 PM) DarkenedHG: She shrugs
  144. (4:21:22 PM) DarkenedHG: "I don't do parties."
  145. (4:21:35 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Fair enough"
  146. (4:23:26 PM) Kitsune-chan: "Look it up on the internet? I'm sure that's something cyborgy"
  147. (4:25:01 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Or we could keep following the trail outside the Chancel"
  148. (4:25:09 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Since well, they prooooobably don't live in ours"
  149. (4:25:39 PM) ***Mishie|Johnny looks at the cardborg that Ruin is carrying "Feel free to say when anything looks familiar or whatever"
  150. (4:26:29 PM) Mishie|Johnny left the room (quit: Read error: Connection reset by peer).
  151. (4:31:01 PM) Mishie|Johnny [] entered the room.
  152. (4:36:35 PM) Mishie|Johnny_ [~chatzilla@] entered the room.
  153. (4:40:47 PM) Mishie|Johnny left the room (quit: Ping timeout: 272 seconds).
  154. (4:40:57 PM) Mishie|Johnny_ is now known as Mishie|Johnny
  155. (4:41:02 PM) ***Mishie|Johnny looks at Kitsune-chan "You're a magic fox right? Any chance you've got the trail?"
  156. (4:41:55 PM) Mishie|Johnny_ [] entered the room.
  157. (4:44:15 PM) ***Kitsune-chan checks the train listings
  158. (4:45:41 PM) Mishie|Johnny left the room (quit: Ping timeout: 255 seconds).
  159. (4:45:47 PM) Mishie|Johnny_ is now known as Mishie|Johnny
  160. (4:47:46 PM) DarkenedHG: There's one coming soon enough. Take it?
  161. (4:51:48 PM) Kitsune-chan: yes
  162. (4:53:37 PM) ***Mishie|Johnny heads onto the train with everybody, sitting next to ruin and the Cardborg
  163. (4:54:50 PM) DarkenedHG: It rolls through the entrance, depositing you back on the mundane world.
  164. (4:56:00 PM) DarkenedHG: And as the doors open, letting everyone off at the nearest station, there's no real trail to be found, or at least the miracle Casshan invoked ended at the chancel's border.
  165. (4:58:30 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Well then, either of you smell anything useful?"
  166. (5:03:22 PM) ***Casshan wrinkles her nose.
  167. (5:03:41 PM) Casshan: "Chemical sniffers aren't detecting anything anomalous."
  168. (5:17:33 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Whelp, I know a guy that knows a guy, who might know something useful"
  169. (5:18:23 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Long story short, have you guys heard of the Gray Order of the Functionaries?"
  170. (5:19:46 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Well, to put it simply, a friend of mine works for them, she's the current Power of Gossip, and well, if she doesn't know about this party, then it's not a party worth going to."
  171. (5:22:44 PM) ***Ai_Nitami shrug.
  172. (5:22:49 PM) Ai_Nitami: "Sounds good."
  173. (5:24:55 PM) Mishie|Johnny: Johnny starts to fish around in his pockets for the right phone, piling up the various phones he owns in a nice little pile that slowly grows bigger and bigger as he pulls them out of the various pockets of his suit, constantly muttering under his breath "Nope, nope, not that one, that's for later, hahanope, hmmmmmmm nah, I should probably call him later, nadda, nyeeet"
  174. (5:24:57 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Hmmm"
  175. (5:25:02 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Whups"
  176. (5:25:43 PM) Mishie|Johnny: After creating a pile of precariously balanced phones that's somehow taller than Ai_Nitami, Johnny then remembers something and walks over to Ruin
  177. (5:25:54 PM) DarkenedHG: "What?"
  178. (5:25:57 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "I knew it wasn't in this suit!"
  179. (5:26:01 PM) DarkenedHG: "..."
  180. (5:26:04 PM) DarkenedHG: THWACK
  181. (5:26:13 PM) Mishie|Johnny: Johnny then reaches over and grabs the phone out of Ruin's dress
  182. (5:26:18 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "I had it in a safe place~"
  183. (5:26:54 PM) DarkenedHG: GLARE
  184. (5:27:14 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "It's because I trust you so much~"
  185. (5:28:06 PM) DarkenedHG: BLUSH/GLARE
  186. (5:31:04 PM) Mishie|Johnny: Johnny carefully pats Ruin the head, making sure not to disturb it too much since she put so much effort into it (which he's looking forward to teasing her about late), whilst he calls up Fille
  187. (5:32:36 PM) Ai_Nitami: "Why that phone, specifically?"
  188. (5:32:56 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "It's complicated"
  189. (5:33:00 PM) DarkenedHG: The phone rings for a bit.
  190. (5:34:45 PM) DarkenedHG: "What's up?"
  191. (5:36:43 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Heeeeeey~ Long time no talk, long story short I've somehow got an invitation to some party that Duchess Bathory is hosting, and since the invitation has literally no information at all, I was hoping that you would know something useful~"
  192. (5:37:08 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Also, blah blah blah, generic pleasantries and all that nice shit"
  193. (5:39:55 PM) DarkenedHG: "Ooh, she's like totally a real creep."
  194. (5:40:00 PM) DarkenedHG: "And really old too."
  195. (5:40:05 PM) DarkenedHG: "Kinda emo."
  196. (5:40:41 PM) ***Ai_Nitami pokes Mishie|Johnny.
  197. (5:40:49 PM) Ai_Nitami: "Ask your friend where's the party."
  198. (5:40:50 PM) DarkenedHG: "Really likes mysteries and totally all crazy in black and stuff, pretending to be all dark and brooding and like smart."
  199. (5:41:39 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "That's adorably cliche"
  200. (5:42:52 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Like, I know we're supposed to do that a bit, but man, if she she starts to look at my neck too much, I'm grabbing a cross"
  201. (5:43:04 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Not because it would help, but because the joke would be fucking hilarious"
  202. (5:44:24 PM) DarkenedHG: "If she's having a party it's probably a big thing, but also probably really totes scary and it wouldn't be anywhere normal."
  203. (5:47:48 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Naturally"
  204. (5:51:06 PM) DarkenedHG: "Anyway, I've heard about it, but I like wouldn't know where cause that's probably totes secret."
  205. (5:51:29 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Cmoooon"
  206. (5:51:37 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Nobody is talking about this shit?"
  207. (5:54:20 PM) DarkenedHG: "Well they're talking but you're not getting much truth"
  208. (5:55:36 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "What a bunch of dicks"
  209. (5:55:45 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Not even letting me cheat my way of getting out of doing actual work"
  210. (5:55:48 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Who even does that"
  211. (5:57:39 PM) DarkenedHG: "I dunno, lol"
  212. (5:57:56 PM) DarkenedHG: "Try a forest or a castle or some shit like that?"
  213. (5:58:06 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Makes sense"
  214. (5:58:44 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Wait, is there anything about it being in Transylvania?"
  215. (5:59:05 PM) DarkenedHG: "Nope"
  216. (5:59:25 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Dicks"
  217. (5:59:37 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "How could she not set her spooky party there"
  218. (6:01:44 PM) Mishie|Johnny: "Whelp, thanks for the help Fille, you've been amaze, but give me a call if you find out anything new kay?"
  219. (6:02:47 PM) DarkenedHG: "Yeah yeah"
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