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Alright, so - never thought I'd be sayin' this, but - thanks t'Zed, I think I got a workin' idea 'f what's been happenin' behind the scenes here.

'cos without him, Yakumo wouldn't a' gotten turned back into an Investigator. First thing he done did was find me an' tell me how the Titans're throwin' a coup a' the gods. He ain't got too much info yet - turns out storm spirits ain't got the greatest sense a' focus - but at least one a' them's a Traveller, that English wizard guy.

[you know, the other one]

An' Galen, Tachibana's overlay, said that when he went t'go talk t'em earlier--

[And a memory of Galen's voice, sullenly furious, speaks.]

"Something has bewitched the gods and dulled them to blindness. For the barest fleeting moment there was intelligence in Apollo's eye, but it dulled like embers in ice, leaving only disinterested arrogance in its wake."

[And then back to Kinji's own.]

--so they're doin' somethin' directly t'mess with the gods an' make 'em complacent in their own demise.

So here's where it gets tricky. Yakumo thinks he can get me an in with the Titans - the storm spirits seem t'have all taken a likin' t'me, and they're already in on whatever the hell this plan is with the Titans, so unless there's any volunteers, I'll be goin' an sneakin' into that.

An' that means somebody else oughta try goin' back up the mountain t'try an' talk some sense into the gods. An' I reckon y'all might be able t'do that with some kinda skill that can clear their minds. I know there's a Song fer that, I can pass that on if'n someone needs it, but there's gotta be other ways that work better. If teleportin' or climbin's too far, I can make some kites an' Yakumo an' the other storm spirits can fly people up the mountain. It ain't too safe but it's a right sight faster than teleportin' or climbin' on foot.



...so. Thoughts?

The importer has (mostly) caught up!

Apr. 19th, 2017 11:02 pm
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Apr. 18th, 2017 07:42 pm
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[personal profile] claudiometer posting in [community profile] synopsychic
Okay, if there's a big climb-the-mountain fest going on, I have a very important question, before we split the party and possibly end up scattered across a country again.

How many folks can do remote portals, and can someone explain the trick to me? Last thing we need's another Bando where there's only two people who can do the thing and we need to regroup in a hurry.

[a few days into the jaunt]

Apr. 14th, 2017 10:07 pm
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[personal profile] meanballerina posting in [community profile] synopsychic
[Natasha's voice comes across terse, as if she's not used to or comfortable with the network...and trying not to let it show. Anymore than it already does, anyway.]

It's pretty clear that the gods are the problem here. I don't know if any of the bigshots here are going to actually convince people to head up Mt. Olympus -- but I think we should try to beat them up there. To do some recon, if nothing else.

Who's with me?
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Apr. 12th, 2017 08:34 pm
haremtrap: (Press X to doubt)
[personal profile] haremtrap posting in [community profile] synopsychic
So this whole "jaunt" thing is very weird.

SAGE said I shouldn't act until I've got a better picture of what's going on and honestly, that doesn't sound like bad advice.

So I got a job. I am now a scribe at the Temple of Apollo. There's lots of important people talking to each other here, and they don't pay attention to scribes. Even if they did, they don't think scribes can overhear their important but private conversations about politics and stuff from fifty feet away.

I have really good hearing.

If I find out anything interesting, I'll pass it along here. If you all have anything you want me to keep an ear out for, lemme know.

A couple days in

Apr. 12th, 2017 05:39 pm
ninjayeehaw: (um excuse u)
[personal profile] ninjayeehaw posting in [community profile] synopsychic
Okay, so good news - I found Hajime an' Tachibana. Hajime's one a' them Heraclides, which probably means Kenzaki ain't far behind, either. Tachibana's a centaur named Galen, a big black thing - built like a brick outhouse an' grumpy as hell, but seems like he's a doctor, so if'n y'all get injured an' don't want it lookin' too suspicious, try findin' him. [And there's a brief flash of memory to show him off, for those who might not know him.]

The reason I even mention all that is cos Hajime damn well bit me. Tachibana got it patched up, but anyone mind lookin' it over? Ain't particularly feelin' like lettin' that scar.
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