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"Well, that fills me with hope."
Tue Jun 2, 2015 22:26

"And dread. Mostly dread." Gaspard drummed his fingers on the table. "All right. To heck with this. I need help anyways." He looked at Harris, who shrugged. "Right. So, from the top. The visitors were known as Paladins. They came from sometime after 2060 where the PPC had been shattered into a multitude of smaller department-things spread over the multiverse. There was a civil war-- the Sundering-- where the Sub Rosa's Loyalists fought against the Department of Efficiency and Author Correction. The Loyalists won but at a great cost: all of the Flowers but the Sub Rosa perished and HQ was shattered by an invasion of monsters caused by dropping the shields. The thing I was trying to prevent was a grimdark version of the Sundering. But since you guys are here and this doesn't seem to be my timeline... well, things are different. The Board of Department Heads could block the Efficient and the sneakier Department of Time, Order, and Motion with enough foresight. Yes... yes, that might work."

Harris coughed. "Mansfield. Mansfield from Personnel is who you want to stop. He's the one that will lead DTOM to power."

Gaspard eyed the agents. "Any what are you guys going to do with this information anyways? Report it straight away to the Flowers?"

  • Deegee arched one of her eyebrows.PoorCynic, Tue Jun 2 16:04
    "What makes you think the Flowers don't already know?" she asked. "I mean, in a general sense. We didn't exactly come down here for a pint and a bit of chatter with you and, ah, your lucky ladies man ... more
    • "Well, that fills me with hope." — SeaTurtle, Tue Jun 2 22:26
      • Deegee grimaced.PoorCynic, Wed Jun 3 17:59
        "The Sundering. Great. Always good for a laugh, that is." Liese stroked his pointed grey beard. "It sounds like the Paladins could have come from either DF-109C or 109D. Or possibly some new... more
        • "Neither, sir," replied Gaspard.SeaTurtle, Wed Jun 3 22:04
          Harris leaned past his colleague to look at Liese. "I feel obligated to add that in the DTOM timeline there were organized Mary Sue invasions of HQ. Maybe they're your third group? Like, reappearing... more
          • "No, it was the Sues," Liese replied.PoorCynic, Thu Jun 4 13:22
            "I am speaking of a third faction within the PPC itself, fighting against both the Loyalists and the Efficient. This Centurion is tied to it. This is not a constant development across all timelines;... more
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