[2017-03-13 22:22:32] <DSJ> Joseph heads to the interrogation room
[2017-03-13 22:24:03] <Glorpman> Lou arrives in the interrogation room, wondering why he was called to come here.
[2017-03-13 22:24:25] <Hankopingo> When you arrive at the interrogation room, you're quickly briefed on the fact that the anomaly, known as 'The Guru', has finally agreed to speak with Psi-7. You're assured he is fully restrained and harmless before you are let in.
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[2017-03-13 22:26:54] <Hankolijo> In a metal seat behind a table sits a large, muscular man. He has stubble on his face, his face is almost entirely covered in large scars, and his head is fully shaved. He's dressed in an orange jumpsuit, courtesy of The Foundation. He's restrained fully in his chair, both his hands and legs cuffed to it.
[2017-03-13 22:27:13] <DSJ> Joseph nods, and thinks this through. This would be an excellent chance to learn how to kill the Creator, who Joseph thinks very much deserves such a fate. It's not just the countless lives he's ruined, it's how he does it from the shadows, underhandedly and without remorse. He isn't an honorable person in the slightest, which wouldn't make up for the deaths, but at least then he has principles. This Creator, this thing, it has none/
[2017-03-13 22:27:22] <Hankolijo> He grins upon seeing the team, flashing his massive, pointy teeth. Ones Lou might recognize from Massi.
[2017-03-13 22:27:35] <DSJ> After thinking that through, Joseph enters the room, hard lines drawn across his face.
[2017-03-13 22:27:44] <DSJ> "So, you're willing to talk with us. Why?"
[2017-03-13 22:28:34] <Glorpman> Lou enters the room as well, with a stern look on his face.
[2017-03-13 22:30:46] <Hankolijo> The man glances between the two. "What do you think THE CREATOR wants the most?" He asks.
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[2017-03-13 22:58:27] <Hankolijo> The man glances between the two. "What do you think THE CREATOR wants the most?" He asks.
[2017-03-13 22:58:50] <DSJ> "I couldn't really say, but I'm certain it involves sucking."
[2017-03-13 23:01:43] <Hankolijo> The grin doesn't fade, though there is a pause at that. "He wants to put on a show. He's left every empire he's worked for throughout history just to keep things that much more interesting for the rest of us."
[2017-03-13 23:02:11] <DSJ> "Well in that case he's one shitty showman, or he truly misunderstands what
[2017-03-13 23:02:51] <DSJ> *what's entertaining. You see, what I find entertaining isn't the mass death of people and the utter ruination of their lives."
[2017-03-13 23:04:55] <Hankolijo> "But he revels in it. And so do I." He glides his tongue across his teeth. You spot that it gets sliced just a tiny bit, a speck of blood on his chompers. "So, he told me to do as I see fit when I get here. Besides, I know what I must from The Prophet already."
[2017-03-13 23:07:12] <DSJ> "He can revel in it all he likes, but he has to realize that he's bound to fall one of these days. He's no Dorian Gray, and even that poor sod met his fate. So, if you truly hunger for a spectacle, could you possibly let us know some choice weaknesses of his? Or possibly, some handy equipment we could use to grind him into the dirt he should have b
[2017-03-13 23:07:12] <DSJ> een in centuries ago."
[2017-03-13 23:10:24] <Hankolijo> "You act tough. I like that." He says, suckling on his own blood during a pause. "And I intend to tell you just that. I want to make things /fun/ for you all. As does my master."
[2017-03-13 23:10:38] <Hankolijo> "When you try to hold two artifacts, what happens?"
[2017-03-13 23:10:54] <Glorpman> Lou perks up, "What do you mean /fun/?"
[2017-03-13 23:11:20] <DSJ> "He obviously means painful, violent, and deadly."
[2017-03-13 23:11:35] <DSJ> "That said, I'll accept such a scenario if it means we can win."
[2017-03-13 23:13:40] <Hankolijo> The man seems to lean back further into his seat. "I mean what I say. Of course, you and I might have different ideas on what's 'fun'. So, you didn't answer my question. What happens?"
[2017-03-13 23:16:02] <DSJ> "I assume we'll have a fight, where we'll most likely win; If he truly wants to go out with a bang, what better way than a bitter battle between a bloodsucking bastard and a bureaucratic bastion of bravery?
[2017-03-13 23:16:04] <DSJ> *"
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[2017-03-13 23:17:50] <DSJ> "Oh…wait. The artifact question."
[2017-03-13 23:18:02] <DSJ> "Apologies, I got a little caught up in making a speech."
[2017-03-13 23:18:14] <DSJ> "Well, if I remember correctly, they repel each other."
[2017-03-13 23:19:32] <Hankolijo> He actually laughs a bit at his first response. "That's right. They have an energy in them that makes it so that they force each other away. Yet my master held them all once. And gave them away, one by one, until but one remained in his hands."
[2017-03-13 23:20:51] <DSJ> "I wasn't aware he had so many arms."
[2017-03-13 23:27:09] <Hankolijo> The man does another lick of his teeth. "It's obvious how you see me and my master as scum. While I could argue you aren't better, killing my comrades, I am not here to do that, unless you want to. Did you have any other questions?"
[2017-03-13 23:28:24] <DSJ> "Well, what sort of argument do you have, I'm curious."
[2017-03-13 23:28:32] <DSJ> "And in the mood for a debate."
[2017-03-13 23:28:44] <Glorpman> Lou chimes in, "Why do you see THE CREATOR as your master?"
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[2017-03-13 23:30:37] <Hankolijo> "Your people have killed many they deemed 'evil'. I met many of them. I was one of the first my master made after his return, and I saw them before they changed. The Conductor. The Swordsman. The Prophet. The Queen. The Prodigy. You saw them as mere enemies, and you killed them."
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[2017-03-13 23:30:56] <Hankolijo> He looks to Lou. "Simple. Because he made himself my master."
[2017-03-13 23:31:14] <Glorpman> "How so?"
[2017-03-13 23:31:38] <DSJ> "We saw them as enemies because of what they do to us- How many lives did they take? How many lives were all five of their lives worth?"
[2017-03-13 23:33:02] <Hankolijo> "All but The Queen and I had taken none. You didn't know this, but you didn't care. And I'm not here to blame you. It's just that we're playing the same game, but justify it in whole different ways."
[2017-03-13 23:33:48] <DSJ> "What would you want the future of humanity to be?"
[2017-03-13 23:33:56] <Hankolijo> Again, he turns to Lou! "I was just a thug before he came along. He gave me my powers and made me what I am now. A beast."
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[2017-03-13 23:35:03] <Hankolijo> "The future of humanity?" He laughs. "The future of humanity is its destruction no matter how I see it. I just hope it's going to be an exciting way out."
[2017-03-13 23:35:23] <DSJ> "Short term, then."
[2017-03-13 23:36:01] <Glorpman> "But how did that make him your master? It seems like you were the one who made him your master."
[2017-03-13 23:36:02] <Hankolijo> He seems to lean forward just a tiny bit, as much as his restraints allow it. "/Chaos/."
[2017-03-13 23:36:52] <Hankolijo> "He could, in instant, erase my life, if he desired. And if he dies, my body will crumble as well."
[2017-03-13 23:37:13] <DSJ> "And that's where we diverge in views. You've got to understand, of course, that we're not a naturally chaotic race. Humans inevitably form groups, societies, with order. It happens time and time again, and it always will."
[2017-03-13 23:37:33] <Glorpman> "Why hasn't he erased you then?"
[2017-03-13 23:37:47] <Glorpman> Lou glances at Joseph nervously.
[2017-03-13 23:38:28] <Hankolijo> "And then those groups will make weapons, and turn them to each other, and make demands or spill blood. A glorious spectacle, war. My master was quite disappointed he missed the greatest show in ages during his absence."
[2017-03-13 23:38:40] <Hankolijo> "Because he doesn't want to, it seems." To Lou.
[2017-03-13 23:40:28] <DSJ> "World War Two was far more than some show, you have to understand. But you know what? It doesn't matter, at the end of the day, because you'll never see anything 'fun' again."
[2017-03-13 23:41:46] <Hankolijo> "You say that now, but in the end, that'll all rely on you and my master. And, for the sake of all that 'order' you talked about… You better hope you win."
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[2017-03-14 00:04:18] <Glorpman> Lou taps Joseph and gestures to the door.
[2017-03-14 00:04:28] <DSJ> Joseph nods and gets up
[2017-03-14 00:05:36] <Glorpman> Lou leaves the interrogation room.
[2017-03-14 00:05:57] <DSJ> Joseph follows
[2017-03-14 00:06:09] <Hankolijo> The man watches them leave.
[2017-03-14 00:07:12] <Glorpman> Outside of the interrogation room, Lou turns to Joseph, "Joseph, did you hear what he said about how his master could erase him at any time?"
[2017-03-14 00:09:20] <DSJ> "Yes, I did."
[2017-03-14 00:11:41] <Glorpman> "Why hasn't he then? The fact that he is here in our custody, not some pile of ash on the floor, makes it seem unlikely that this wasn't planned."
[2017-03-14 00:11:51] <DSJ> "Of course it's planned."
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[2017-03-14 00:13:42] <Glorpman> "So, is it safe to be talking to him? This could just be a trap."
[2017-03-14 00:14:13] <DSJ> "We don't really have a choice- do you know how powerful the Creator is?"
[2017-03-14 00:14:45] <Glorpman> "I've heard that he made some anomalies, but not much other than that."
[2017-03-14 00:15:28] <DSJ> "He's an immortal being who's far stronger than any one man has any right to be. Well, essentially immortal, he'd die without the amulet he wears
[2017-03-14 00:15:30] <DSJ> *."
[2017-03-14 00:15:42] <DSJ> "So we really do need all the information on him we can get.
[2017-03-14 00:17:36] <Glorpman> "Of course, but it seems a little suspicious that he's just going to tell us everything."
[2017-03-14 00:18:22] <DSJ> "He's not going to do that, but he'll tell us things to give us a competitive edge."
[2017-03-14 00:19:53] <Glorpman> "Why would he do that? And most of all, why would THE CREATOR allow him to do that?"
[2017-03-14 00:20:24] <DSJ> "He likes a spectacle, and he likes a challenge."
[2017-03-14 00:20:49] <Glorpman> "In that case it's a suprise he hasn't died yet."
[2017-03-14 00:20:59] <Glorpman> "Do you want to head back in?"
[2017-03-14 00:21:56] <DSJ> "Sure."
[2017-03-14 00:23:20] <Glorpman> Lou opens the door for Joseph, then enters himself.
[2017-03-14 00:23:56] <DSJ> Joseph follows him in
[2017-03-14 00:24:24] <Hankolijo> The man is still sitting there.
[2017-03-14 00:24:34] <Glorpman> "Sorry to keep you waiting, we just had a little chat."
[2017-03-14 00:25:01] <Hankolijo> "No problem. Though I do want to get back to my cell soon."
[2017-03-14 00:25:40] <DSJ> "So, what do you need to tell us to make things fun?"
[2017-03-14 00:27:27] <Hankolijo> "What else? Well, you'll need to figure out most of it from what I've said before. I'll also tell you that while he wants a good show and he's rather transparent, not all his minions are."
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[2017-03-14 00:34:29] <DSJ> "That's a helpful answer."
[2017-03-14 00:36:23] <Hankolijo> "Glad to be of help." He shines his teeth again, then glances towards the guards. "I think we're done now. At the very least, I won't be saying any more."
[2017-03-14 00:37:01] <DSJ> "Understood." Joseph leaves. He's got a cane to sharpen
[2017-03-14 00:37:33] <Hankolijo> The Guru is taken back to his cell in his restraints, and reports are taken from both Joseph and Lou before they leave.
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[2017-03-14 00:38:26] <Glorpman> Lou leaves alongside Joseph.