Crossing Swords with the Boss

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Theodosia is waiting for the acolytes. He's not really expecting them, and actually surprised to see them still alive after sending hired guns to kill them, but they have just blown a security door off its hinges and walked in to his secret basement. Now he's going to do his best to make sure they […]

Sharp Question

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

On deciding their next course of action, the acolytes consider the information they've gathered so far. 'We could make enquiries about the Serrated Query', suggests Xerxes. 'Or the other group', says Matthias, 'the one with the weapon and mark as their symbol'. 'Yes, that's the Serrated Query.' 'No, they have the question mark', Matthias clarifies, […]

Call Him By His Name

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Getting good answers out of The Oracle, the ancient source of knowledge on the moving city of Ambulon, turns out to be rather smooth after the first hurdle. There are some obvious questions to ask, whose answers prompt further questions. It is almost as if the encounter were scripted. 'Who is the master of the […]

Um, it's Occupied

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

As Dariel gets bloodied, Matthias and Xerxes go exploring around the Alabaster Court, looking for anything peculiar. Xerxes is thinking ahead and wants to know on what pretence they are wandering the halls and corridors, in case they are spotted. 'We'll hit them with clubs', is Matthias's curious response. 'That doesn't really answer the question […]

Say it Like You Mean it

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

An invitation to the Alabaster Court, headquarters of the Joyous Choir, is gracefully accepted by the acolytes. The evening's entertainment starts with a play, where an underhiver has been drugged to 'play' the lead role, which culminates with his very real death at the hands of the narrator. The acolytes, naturally, are rather aghast at […]

Snatching the Slate

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The acolytes have bargained for a data slate containing what they hope to be relevant information in their investigation in to the Joyous Choir, and are meeting their contact in a busy market square in the mid hive. Xerxes volunteers to make the hand-off, carrying the case containing two thousand Thrones in exchange for the […]

First Hit's Free

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

A couple of the acolytes got hopped up on goofballs. It was at a soiree thrown as a way to get them closer to the inner circle of the Joyous Choir, and the farcosia drug they took is now having an effect. The addicted pair are a little shaky and looking for a hit, and […]

Different Visions of the Future

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Our tech-priest is interesting some of the other acolytes, whose only exposure to technology doesn't even extend to an electric toothbrush. 'What part of you is robotic?', one asks. Taking his own uncomfortably close look, Matthias answers for Xerxes the tech-priest, 'his nose hair'. But marvelling at such high-tech solutions to mundane issues is short-lived. […]