"I don't love them, but I won't pick fights with any of them. I can't see any good coming out of it. You're already all aware the cops are dirtbags, I don't know a thing about their leader besides there's something odd about him." He sighs, and puts his hands in his pockets.
He liked Davin ok but the man had a point he supposed.
Ashley shakes his head, he was under the assumption he'd come unarmed as before. If things hadn't come to violence now, would they ever? He wasn't sure, maybe they were going to become worse. He didn't trust them, but he trusted the judgement of his leaders.
Ashley simply crossed his arms and cleared his throat.
Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on May 26, 2013 21:42:22 GMT -8
Another day... Seth, Thierry, Stevie, and Marie assembled for a quick meeting. Bryce tagged along.
Stevie- "So... What was this one about?"
Thierry- "There's a lot going on and we just need to figure out if... There's anything important slipping our notice."
Seth- "Ohh yeah, I got an item for the agenda..."
Marie- "Go on."
Seth- "So I had an interesting talk with the leader of El Corazon..."
Seth told them the situation at E.C and proposed the merge.
Thierry- "OK, there's an important detail in there I'm not sure I understood precisely. There was a magic spell... He was trying to use our people for a magic spell and ... what happened? What was he trying to achieve?"
Seth- "Y'know I couldn't really follow the whole thing, and I wonder if it wasn't just an excuse for people to get their sexin' on. Supposedly it was to improve the health of the people there, but I honestly think a few packages of Oreos would do a lot more. Nothing at all happened while we were there, so makes me wonder if it wasn't--"
" "MAGIC." Y'know?"
Stevie- "Oh, yeah, you know. Sex magic, like tantra yoga and the left hand path and shit. Good times."
Marie- "OK, that. Do you think this might cause, well, sectarian strife? Remember Ione and Derek weren't the only people expressing reservations about the treatment of religion here - and I understand it's unreasonable and annoying, but it's worth considering."
Seth- "Yeah I figured they can 'do as they wilt' and stuff, as long as it doesn't involve unwilling participants this time. There is the question of self-governance too, which they were interested in. What do you think is a way we can try to accommodate this while living together as a community?"
Stevie- "Why worry? People are chill enough. If it looks like there'll be a blowup, we'll see it coming enough to do something about it. No big."
Thierry- "We didn't see the last one coming, did we?"
Marie- "I don't know. Part of me wants to say, just split them between the buildings and let them run 320, but that's arbitrarily putting a bunch of our people under the rule of Mr. Sex Wizard."
Seth- "Hm, maybe they can just have their own floor or two? There's a lot of space left in there."
Marie- "What if there's a territorial dispute, or they want to institute rules that make it difficult for people to move around in the building?"
Seth- "Maybe we can require that they have representatives on our council?"
Thierry- "Rather, we can invite them to send a representative, and they would be very unlikely to decline. Try to foster an open environment from the start.... Still, the potential religious blowback. Any notions? Perhaps it's time for us to establish an actual rule regarding that issue."
Seth- "Well religious freedom is religious freedom. The only reason we had an issue before was because they wanted to have the freedom to berate other people, with religion as the justification. Maybe the 'mind yer own business' rule?"
Marie- "Maybe. Other than that, it sounds as if everyone here is in favor of growing the population of our enclave and helping people, pretty much unreservedly?"
Stevie- "Right on."
Marie- "Then onto other issues. There are a lot of monsters very near to these buildings. It's getting creepy. We need to clear out Amazon, and find out why a random building very near to us decided to host a ghost convention..."
Bryce- "Aw, can't we talk about the sex wizards some more?"
Post by ◊◊BLOODBEASTER◊◊ on Jun 4, 2013 20:37:28 GMT -8
Seth- "Why isn't he telling us personally? Well, there's the language barrier and I think he's embarrassed that he couldn't take out the mummy single-handedly and unarmed, because he's just that kind of guy.."
Seth- "So story goes-- right after he leaves, he goes straight to Columbia Tower because of a hunch or whatever. Sure enough, there's a flippin' mummy right there, just chilling out with some demons. He tries to burn them all because he's freakin' bonkers, and it doesn't work. He has to run away, and then doesn't see the mummy again after that.
Obviously we can get more specific information from him, but assuming this is true for the moment, what would we do? It's been weeks since it was seen, could it still be there? Could we find clues? Should we go there?"
Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on Jun 4, 2013 20:52:49 GMT -8
Thierry- "If destroying the mummies is your ultimate goal, certainly. Beau was able to go in and come out unscathed, suggesting a very small group would be better than a large one. The initial goal should be scouting."
Stevie- "Too conservative. Bring the A-Team. Go in blastin'."
Marie- "I would strongly prefer that you do not go, Seth. We should hear from everyone. Patti, Ben?"
Post by Dr. Maneep Pamplemousse on Jun 5, 2013 5:08:26 GMT -8
"Well, my first thought is that, unless the position and height of the building is significant to their magic, they may very well have relocated since then, especially if they are aware of our efforts."
"Of course, they may likely not be even remotely concerned with us and our puny pea shooters and road flares."
"There's also the unfortunate possibility that Beau was allowed to live as a means to lure us out and to a place where we could more easily be defeated, after the previous assault on our building failed. For all we know, it was his attack that motivated the coordinated attack on us."
"I know this is sounding like I am against going, but I'm just trying to be realistic. We probably can't afford to not at least scout it though."
"Ugh. I just had a thought that was exceptionally unpleasant on many levels. If we can't burn the mummy, maybe we can pin him under a billion tons of rubble, by bombing the building. Not sure if we could find enough fertilizer and jet fuel to do that, even if we were crazy enough to try."
Ben- "That's an interesting theory, about Beau being the cause for the attack. And I've been thinking about setting up small outposts along the way to Columbia Tower, to give the eventual expedition places to rest or retreat to if needed. Obviously we wouldn't have time for that if we're going any time soon, but perhaps we could achieve the same effect by having several small groups going out at staggered intervals? That way they could gather together if it looks like force would be the better option, or act as reinforcements or diversions during a retreat.
Though I guess we might not have that many who'd be willing to go? Or if we do, perhaps that would leave this place too vulnerable? Especially so if a lot of the people who go to downtown don't return. But I'm not expecting that."