<HollyhockGod> So, did you all think about costumes?
<HollyhockGod> For the party.
<Uqbarian> Oh, for the game!
<Uqbarian> Is there a theme?
<Uqbarian> And who and where are their Imperator and Chancel?
<HollyhockGod> No theme.
<Benhimself> Lord Entropy!
<Benhimself> Hmmm, perhaps a bit too much.
<HollyhockGod> It's a spooky mountain castle of a Darklord, Skandha.
<Benhimself> Oh, awkward.
<borogove> probably not the best of parties to reveal our plans at, then?
<Benhimself> A winged serpent eternally devouring its own tail, representing the futility of the Dark's aims!
<Uqbarian> Er… what?
<Benhimself> But we get crazy MP if we do!
<Benhimself> MP we could use to, um, defend ourselves if Skandha takes offense.
<Benhimself> (I was throwing out costume ideas. Shapeshifting makes things interesting.)
<Benhimself> Of course, there's always 'blazing Elemental form'. But that's a little low-effort, even if it is Gloriously impressive.
<Benhimself> Who in Skandha's familia actually serves the Dark?
<Benhimself> (Assuming such information might be in the Almanac)
<HollyhockGod> Nobody, actually.
<HollyhockGod> Lukas serves the Wild, Elizabeth Eliza serves the Light, and Cneph only knows what Melangell holds to because she can't tell you anymore.
<HollyhockGod> I think it's only natural for an Imperator called Skandha.
<Uqbarian> Not even by mime?
<borogove> I thought we knew melangell served the wild?
<HollyhockGod> It would be a good guess, if I didn't already say so.
<Benhimself> She certainly didn't seem to hold sanity and mundanity in high opinion, at least.
<Uqbarian> And it's on the wiki. ;)
<Benhimself> Oooh, maybe I'll go as the Vitruvian Man. With a tasteful toga or the like.
<HollyhockGod> The wiki tells many lies.
<Benhimself> I was thinking of classical works of art that exemplify the ideals of humanity.
<Benhimself> But, y'know, four arms and legs, because Ryan's a little bit weird.
<Benhimself> Yes, that sounds good for now. Costume settled!
<Benhimself> Only to his critics.
<Benhimself> But seriously, no.
<Uqbarian> It's a masquerade ball, right? So our costumes should conceal our identity?
<borogove> but also not really, because it's no fun if you can't work out who everyone is?
<Uqbarian> Heh. Alexa is tempted to go as Monothaia, volcano goddess of the Fire Isles.
<HollyhockGod> Well, yes, but you should at least try to make it hard.
<Benhimself> Well, barring weird Imperial Unblemished Guise miracles, there will always be the Sight.
<HollyhockGod> Fiona should start insulting people and being pushy.
<Benhimself> So, going as Melangell, then.
<HollyhockGod> The Sight is level 0! You could fool it with magic!
<Benhimself> But it's a miraculous level 0!
<Benhimself> But fair enough, if you want to rule that way. And we /do/ have magic!
<Uqbarian> We do?
<Benhimself> We needed it to buy High Summoning.
<HollyhockGod> Or you could use your miracle magic.
<HollyhockGod> That also works.
<Benhimself> "I shall go as… a blazing column of fire!"
<Benhimself> "Whatever, Fiona."
<HollyhockGod> Incidentally, the clicker for my apartment gate has broken in some way.
<HollyhockGod> Some I'm trapped here until Monday.
<Benhimself> Mmmm. If we had a few days, I could summon up a Tentacle Symbiont for anybody at a real lose for costume ideas.
<Uqbarian> Do you have food?
<Benhimself> That's unfortunate.
<HollyhockGod> I do have food. And I can walk in and out.
<HollyhockGod> I just won't be able to park again if I drive anywhere.
<borogove> hmm. maybe Fiona should go as a hummingbird. on one hand, it's connected with flowers, but on the other, it's a vicious warlike bastard of a bird.
<Benhimself> Tut, did Crusherbob say they weren't going to be able to make it?
<Uqbarian> I don't remember.
<HollyhockGod> I don't think he said so.
<HollyhockGod> You'd probably want to wear a hummingbird mask and some kind of green dress.
<HollyhockGod> Unless you're okay with missing all the party food!
<Benhimself> It could be one of those half-masks.
<borogove> well, Fiona can't actually turn herself into a hummingbird, so mask + costume is probably the way to go.
<HollyhockGod> I just meant "don't actually turn yourself into a hummingbird."
<HollyhockGod> We can't all be elemental Mr. Special.
<Uqbarian> Or Ms. Special!
<Benhimself> Sure you could! I can't help it if you spent points on silly things like Domain.
<Benhimself> Although I suppose you could make magic flowers that transform people into hummingbirds or something.
<Benhimself> Or do a word of command and Rebirth yourself into hummingbird form. But the costume is probably the way to go, yeah.
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<HollyhockGod> Oh, there you are.
<HollyhockGod> Ebba was just eaten by cows!
<HollyhockGod> (They were laser cows. Like normal cows. But with lasers.)
<Benhimself> Since that included the heart, the new power of Resolve is a cow?
<crusher_bob> I'll use the eaten flowers to make an imperial miracle!
<Benhimself> A laser cow, even?
<crusher_bob> Take that, cowdom.
<Uqbarian> They keep the grass down. But with lasers.
<HollyhockGod> Well, Ebba's still alive. Just inside a cow.
<Benhimself> Gunnerkrigg Court would make an excellent chancel.
<Uqbarian> So Ebba has her costume sorted.
<HollyhockGod> I suppose technically the cow did eat her heart, even if the heart is still inside Ebba.
<HollyhockGod> We're choosing costumes for your victory masque.
<HollyhockGod> Ryan is going as the Vitruvian Man, but that's all we've got.
<RyanSherbrig> (With a toga, before you ask.)
<Fiona> I'm reasonably set on going as a hummingbird.
<Uqbarian> Alexa is tossing up between volcano goddess and Statue of Liberty.
<RyanSherbrig> (Why decide?)
<RyanSherbrig> (FREEDOM VOLCANO)
<HollyhockGod> At least it would give me an excuse to use Monothaia some more.
<Uqbarian> (I don't know what that would look like!)
<HollyhockGod> Her lines were some of my best jokes!
<HollyhockGod> Well, a fire woman with the torch and the red-hot crown.
<HollyhockGod> Man, Lady Liberty's crown would be badass if it were red-hot.
<RyanSherbrig> "I would say go Statue of Liberty. The power of Fire going as a volcano goddess seems a bit too easily guessable. Entertaining as it would be, yes."
- RyanSherbrig gets used to walking around with four legs.
<Ebba> perhaps perhaps I'll go as someone's shoulder angel
<Ebba> any takers?
<Alexa> (Statue of Liberty it is. But with actual fire in the torch, obviously.)
<Alexa> (And a half-mask.)
<RyanSherbrig> "Hmmm. The extra legs seem a bit redundant, but I might just keep this 'four arms' thing."
<RyanSherbrig> "After the party, I mean."
- HollyhockGod imagines Ebba climbing onto Vesper's shoulder and telling him about manners.
<Alexa> "I'm an anthropomorphised representation of an abstract principle, I can't have a shoulder angel."
<Alexa> "But Ryan's sort of human."
<RyanSherbrig> "I have a surfeit of shoulders, but can't promise to listen to reason."
<Fiona> is it possible to use magic to turn into a hummingbird? (either mortal or nobilis rite based)
<RyanSherbrig> "You could always be a freelance shoulder angel."
<Alexa> (You could have a shoulder angel, a shoulder devil, a shoulder slaad and a shoulder modron!)
<Ebba> 010101010 !
<HollyhockGod> Magic lets you do things that technology could do, so probably not.
<Ebba> I could try to make you a potion with alchemy, nothing could possibly go wrong!
<RyanSherbrig> (It's almost a pity we weren't cheapskates who got Fairy glamours)
<RyanSherbrig> ("We are a hummingbird, citizen. Move along.")
<HollyhockGod> Hm, that would be quite a drawback.
<HollyhockGod> Maybe "never wears off, and turns everyone you touch into a hummingbird as well."
<Alexa> "Are you set on the angel idea, Ebba?"
<RyanSherbrig> To the party!
<Ebba> unless someone has a better idea?
<Ebba> but I can make myself small already, so just tacking on a piar of wings will do the job
<Alexa> (I was going to suggest the Tarot trump, Fortitude.)
<Alexa> (But as you can say, you just need a pair of wings to go as a shoulder angel.)
<Ebba> don't I need a terrible beast handy to be strength?
<Alexa> (We live on an island roaming with beasts!)
<HollyhockGod> Yes, carry Maebara with you!
<Ebba> but aren't most of them cuddly and muppet like, not terrible?
<Alexa> (…on which beasts roam.)
<Alexa> (I thought they were kind of both.)
<Alexa> (Terror Muppets!)
<RyanSherbrig> (We have a wide variety)
<RyanSherbrig> (/me calls forth dread Kermithulhu)
<Ebba> heh, we could opress Maebara asome more
<Alexa> (But really, it's your costume.)
<HollyhockGod> Muppets is just my word.
<Ebba> and if his whale form isn't convenient for the party, we'll just keep killing him until he turns into something appropriate!
<Fiona> (Fíona plans on making her costume out of a flower of aggressiveness + a lesser change)
<RyanSherbrig> And suddenly I'm behind this plan 100%!
<Alexa> (Which plan? Killing Maebara?)
<RyanSherbrig> (Yes. In a just kidding sort of way.)
<HollyhockGod> Ryan is angry with Maebara for dying before Ryan could steal his body.
<Alexa> (Alexa will, even if this is gauche, pop into an actual mundane costume shop.)
<RyanSherbrig> (How novel!)
<Alexa> (It's a statement.)
<HollyhockGod> So, which is Ebba going with?
<Alexa> (Of what, I'm not sure. ;))
<RyanSherbrig> "But I can create things from the realm! Effortlessly!"
<Fiona> (of statue of liberty costumes being easier to find than hummingbird ones?)
<Ebba> since a whale is a sorta tedious terrible beast to cart around, I'll stick with the shoulder angel
<Ebba> don't things created with realm tend to go kaput once you take them out?
<RyanSherbrig> (An RMP will preserve them for the length of the story)
<Alexa> (Or at least you have to sustain the miracle?)
<Fiona> (and they last about a day, anyway)
<RyanSherbrig> "Just remember, you really want to be home by midnight."
<Alexa> "So we're all set?"
<RyanSherbrig> "My god. It all makes perfect sense! I wonder if that implies that Cinderella's circumstances were actually part of an elaborate Flower Rite to crush her hopes and dreams."
- RyanSherbrig thinks on that, for a bit.
- Alexa rolls her eyes a little.
<Alexa> "And did they give us directions?"
<Ebba> nah, directed at the sisters. What power of the dark would miss people cutting bits of their feet off to try to fit into a shoe?
<RyanSherbrig> "Ah, but it's totally in line with Strategists practice needless cruelty."
<RyanSherbrig> "And of course, Deceivers using lies and body modification to achieve their aims."
<HollyhockGod> Dickery is a universal concept.
<HollyhockGod> Probably even a shinma!
<RyanSherbrig> The nicest Shinma ever.
<RyanSherbrig> So, where to for the party?
<HollyhockGod> Well, I guess technically it's Dharma.
<HollyhockGod> A haunted, wind-swept castle out on a promontory!
<HollyhockGod> Airships prowl the night sky, as do bats.
<HollyhockGod> The full moon hangs heavily in the sky above the highest towers.
<HollyhockGod> You can see why Melangell spent a lot of time in other people's houses.
<Alexa> (How do we get there?)
<RyanSherbrig> (by Cut-scene)
<RyanSherbrig> (Or scene cut, actually)
<RyanSherbrig> "I actually find this a bit nicely aesthetic, I admit."
<HollyhockGod> Yes, that's probably the muppet's name.
<HollyhockGod> Caliburn Cutscene, a giant golden chicken-swan.
<HollyhockGod> But in an elegant way!
<RyanSherbrig> "Although it lacks the simple pleasures of endless sunny tropical beaches."
<HollyhockGod> Or something.
<Ebba> so, like a set out of dary city, then?
<RyanSherbrig> "Admittedly, the lack of aperiodic volcano eruptions is probably a plus."
- RyanSherbrig heads towards the castle!
<HollyhockGod> Elizabeth Eliza awaits you on the balcony as you land.
- RandBrittain considers just calling her "Elizabeth" in future but thinks that would be lazy.
<ElizabethEliza> Our guest of honor arrives!
<ElizabethEliza> Well. One of them, I mean.
<ElizabethEliza> Lukas has done a foolish thing.
<Alexa> (Call her "EE" for short.)
- ElizabethEliza glances to one side.
<HollyhockGod> That's no way to refer to a divine being!
- Alexa steps off the swan.
- RyanSherbrig follows.
<Ebba> "foolish thing?"
<Alexa> (What's EE's costume?)
<ElizabethEliza> I fear that in his desire to be diplomatic…
<Fiona> (who did he invite?)
<HollyhockGod> She's dressed as a white chess pawn, with a large ivory orb that completely conceals her face.
<HollyhockGod> Although at this moment she's carrying the headpiece under her arm.
<Alexa> (So how do we know it's her! :))
<Alexa> (Oh. I see.)
<RyanSherbrig> (Preemptively answered!)
- Maliq has joined #childrenofeve
<Maliq> Ah, it's my favorite people.
- Alexa grimaces.
- Maliq is wearing a mask displaying her own face, and has teased her hair out into what is probably an attempt at self-parody.
<HollyhockGod> The voice is unmistakeable, though!
<Ebba> she came to a costume party dressed as herself?
<RyanSherbrig> "Ah! A brilliant costume! And your impersonation of her voice is spot on."
<HollyhockGod> Well, I say "teased," but it's more like she made her hair's life a misery until it hung itself.
<Maliq> Well, I am a genius, so doing brilliant wasn't so bad.
<Maliq> How many third legs have you got?
<Ebba> (if we had more of a budget, we'd have used a wig. Instead, we just ruined Mira Furlan's hair)
- ElizabethEliza instantly lights her "happy hostess" flame.
<Alexa> "How many do you want?"
<ElizabethEliza> Lukas has been terribly impressed with the Lady Invidiae's assistance in the court.
- Maliq looks intently at Alexa, running her tongue along the edge of her lips.
<Ebba> (sounds like he needs to be hit in the head with a mallet a few times, then)
<HollyhockGod> Perhaps she's just being polite!
<HollyhockGod> But I remind you that Lukas is the patron of madness and is therefore a spaz.
- Maliq is evidently unable to think of a comment about Alexa's costume.
- Maliq turns back to Ryan.
<Ebba> (he's even more impressive without the toga…)
- Alexa refrains from smirking.
<Maliq> I've been thinking. A lot. We should start collaborating.
<Maliq> I'm unspeakably amazing, and you can grow extra arms to reach high shelves. We'd be an unstoppable summoning team.
<Maliq> I've got this ritual I was planning, for, like, the biggest summoning ever.
<Maliq> Big mystic fu, right? And a circle the size of a football field. And a blood sacrifice or whatever. All kinds of hassle.
<Alexa> (How does Elizabeth react to this?)
<RyanSherbrig> "What were you planning on summoning, then?"
<Maliq> I was thinking a Megalith Wasp. Something pretty big.
<Maliq> I'm pretty sure that if I <magitechnobabble> and you <incomprehensible> you could lay a binding on pretty much anything whatsoever.
<RyanSherbrig> "And… you planned on fitting it inside a football field? You are aware they're the size of /CITIES/, yes?"
<Maliq> This is details. Minion work.
<RyanSherbrig> "And also, native to Creation, and thus outside the purview of High Summoning."
<Maliq> That's what they said! But I know better.
<Maliq> I could summon anything! Anything you cared to name!
<Maliq> Tell you what; I'll prove it.
<RyanSherbrig> "Anything, eh?"
<Alexa> (Oh no.)
<Maliq> If I can summon the rosebush over there and bring her to me from any place you care to name…
<Maliq> you have to be my flunky for a whole project.
<Fiona> (does she appear to be referring to Fiona?)
- Maliq grasps Fiona by both shoulders and presents her to the party as though everybody didn't already know who she was.
<RyanSherbrig> "Ah. But I haven't named /her/. Why, you wouldn't even need your crown to pull that one off."
<Maliq> I bet *you* couldn't do it.
<Maliq> You can't even decide on a number of limbs of either variety.
<Alexa> "Oh, for pete's sake. Ryan, you're not going to fall for this, are you?"
<RyanSherbrig> "What do you bet I couldn't do it?"
<Ebba> (did I miss something, or are they claiming they can summon Fiona, and proving it by yanking her around by the arms?)
- Fiona looks slightly bemused by all this
<ElizabethEliza> No power of Creation can summon a Sovereign.
<ElizabethEliza> Perhaps she plans to have one of her unearthly servants perform a surrepetitious translocation!
<RyanSherbrig> "Indeed. But I am curious what stakes the lady Invidae has in mind."
<Ebba> "Shall I brew tea while we wait for disaster to strike?"
- ElizabethEliza glares at these unscientific claims.
<HollyhockGod> Well, she's claiming she can summon Fiona. Or anybody. And offering a wager!
<Maliq> Of course, if the little emperor is scared…
<Maliq> Scared that I might pull it off…
<Maliq> Scared to think that somebody can do something he can't…
<Alexa> "It's far too early in the evening to be making stupid bets. None of us are even drunk yet!"
<Maliq> I would hate to force myself on him.
- Maliq totally wants to force herself on you.
<RyanSherbrig> "You, on the other hand, have yet to answer my question."
<Maliq> Like I said. If I can do it, you work for me on a project of my choosing.
<Maliq> I suppose if I can't then it can be vice-a versa.
<Maliq> But I can so whatever.
<RyanSherbrig> "No, no. You said you bet I couldn't summon her? What would you pay if I could?"
- ElizabethEliza is beginning to feel like her magical knowledge is obsolete.
<RyanSherbrig> "Trust me."
- Maliq considers.
<Maliq> If we both could do it, that only makes us even steven.
<Maliq> So it's a lousy bet.
<Maliq> Care to make a bigger claim?
<Maliq> Perhaps you think you could bring down a Megalith Wasp.
<Maliq> Or an angel, maybe?
<Maliq> Go on, impress me, since you're so full of vigor all of a sudden.
<RyanSherbrig> "I think that would violate the basic tenants of hospitality."
<Maliq> Hah! Excuses!
- HollyhockGod is trying to think of a way to make this conversation end in an actual bet.
<RyanSherbrig> (I was totally going to summon Fiona by the arcane and powerful arts of diplomacy, but she wised to that plan.)
<Alexa> (Summon Pandora!)
<RyanSherbrig> (Yeah, no.)
<HollyhockGod> Yeah, I saw the diplomacy act coming.
<Alexa> (Get Maliq to summon Pandora!)
<RyanSherbrig> (Extra no.)
<Ebba> (promise to bring her a fruit fomr the tree of life?)
<HollyhockGod> She already has one.
<HollyhockGod> It's in her bio in Unlikely Flowerings.
<Alexa> (Is she from the Familia of the Darklord who currently occupies Eden?)
<RyanSherbrig> (No, but she's on a first name basis)
- RyanSherbrig considers for a moment.
<Alexa> (OOC, do we have any reason to think Ryan could definitely beat Maliq in a summon-off?)
<HollyhockGod> No, but presumably she can't have a trait higher than his own.
<HollyhockGod> OR CAN SHE
<RyanSherbrig> "In the end, upon contemplating the matter, I realize I have no desire for your services or respect. Good day."
- RyanSherbrig walks off towards the party without waiting for Maliq's reaction.
<Alexa> "Right. Let's get this party started.
<RyanSherbrig> (AND THEN I NETTLE HER)
<Ebba> (put Ryan hitting mallet back in the pocket. You'll not be needed today, little mallet)
<Alexa> "Lovely place you have here, Liz. Care to show us round?"
<ElizabethEliza> I'd be glad to.
- ElizabethEliza hurries you away from Maliq.
- Maliq remains, shaking. What from? Who knows!
- ElizabethEliza sticks her headpiece firmly over her head, covering her face.
<RyanSherbrig> (If she starts crying, I might actually feel a little bad.)
<ElizabethEliza> If she starts crying, I might actually feel a little bad.
<Alexa> "Sorry about that. Ryan can be a bit … brash."
<ElizabethEliza> But frankly that woman is around the twist even by our generous standards.
- Alexa puts her mask on.
<Alexa> "Yeah. How are you, anyway? And how's Melangell doing?"
<Alexa> (Were we the first guests to arrive?)
<ElizabethEliza> I do well. Melangell is…
<HollyhockGod> CRASH in the distance…
<ElizabethEliza> Luckily it will still be a few more days before she can move around without pain, so the rages are at least slightly subdued.
<ElizabethEliza> Also I've been doping her rum.
- Alexa laughs.
<HollyhockGod> "Something is very wrong in this place," intones a solemn voice.
<HollyhockGod> "I heard somebody say rum, and yet nobody has a drink!"
<RyanSherbrig> (Clearly, Maliq is in need of a shoulder angel. A worthy job for even an Exemplar's might!)
<HollyhockGod> The voice comes out of a tall golden lion, whose mask is quite enormous and covers both head and shoulders over a long and heavy robe.
<Alexa> (Do we recognise the voice?)
<HollyhockGod> The tail of the costume appears to be independently mobile.
<RyanSherbrig> (Maybe it's Skandha)
<HollyhockGod> The voice is muffled by some curious contraption inside the lion's head so that it sounds regal and feline.
<HollyhockGod> It's really a very good disguise!
<HollyhockGod> "Have you been here before, lord and ladies? The bar is just fantastic."
<Alexa> "No. Where is it?"
<HollyhockGod> "There are only six places or so on the planet that have alcohol strong enough to affect me that isn't rotgut. Oh, it's right through here. You can't miss it."
<HollyhockGod> The lion gestures, happily, through a large archway.
<Alexa> (So there are other guests here already?)
<HollyhockGod> A couple!
<HollyhockGod> Hard to say when the place is so full of air traffic.
<HollyhockGod The Great Hall is also full of air traffic.
<Alexa> (Just bats?)
<HollyhockGod> Tiny flying ships go back and forth, carrying gold, letters, furniture, a few servants, and other things that need to be moved around.
<HollyhockGod> One of them is carrying the bar.
<HollyhockGod> Well, bats and flying pirate ships.
- Alexa waves at the bar.
<HollyhockGod> The bar stops for no man!
<Alexa> (How about a woman?)
<ElizabethEliza> The bar stops for no woman!
<ElizabethEliza> The theory is that if you can't catch it, you've had enough.
<Alexa> "Oh, neat idea."
<RyanSherbrig> (Curse my 0 aspect!)
<RyanSherbrig> (On the other hand, Ryan while /drunk/ would probably result in even more horrible disaster)
<Alexa> (Can I grab another ship, and if so, will it hold my weight?)
<RyanSherbrig> (Than his usual discreet and inhibited self)
<HollyhockGod> The bar is flying at ground level.
<HollyhockGod> You don't actually have to jump to it; just walk fast.
<HollyhockGod> And in a straight line.
<Alexa> (Oh! Alexa heads towards the bar, then.)
<HollyhockGod> The barman greets you warmly.
<HollyhockGod> "Darrrr, milady."
<Alexa> (Ryan's flounced off somewhere; what are Ebba and Fiona up to?)
<HollyhockGod> One eye has an eyepatch and the other one has a monocle.
<Ebba> sigh, I'll get a bottle of rum and try to go mend fences with the emo girl
<Alexa> "Darrrr back at you, sonny jim!"
- Fiona heads off to look for interesting guests.
<Ebba> don't want us to get stabbed in the back at a critical juncture
<Alexa> "I'll have a martini."
<Ebba> of course, she's the sort to stab you in the back even without provocation
<HollyhockGod> It's true.
<HollyhockGod> Alexa receives a marrrrrrrtini.
<Alexa> (It just struck me that we should have sorted out a game plan before splitting up.)
<Alexa> (Groan. :))
<ElizabethEliza> Oh, but that's an easy one.
<ElizabethEliza> "Barmate! Two Angel's Kisses for the Dominus and myself! Lady Fiona, what's your fertilizer of choice?"
<Ebba> (rotten fish is pretty good for roses)
<HollyhockGod> But not for hummingbirds.
<Ebba> (take after the duc d'arcachon )
<Alexa> (A nectar-fish cocktail?)
<Fiona> (hummingbirds clearly need some sort of nectar)
<RyanSherbrig> (Sweet ambrosia it is!)
- ElizabethEliza nods at these suggestions.
<RyanSherbrig> (Hmmm, who is Elizabeth ordering for?)
<Ebba> (Ryan, I think)
<ElizabethEliza> Better make it a Mind Eraser. I feel wicked tonight.
<HollyhockGod> An Angel's Kiss for herself and you, and a Mind Eraser for Fiona.
<Alexa> "So, game plan, girls. Is there anyone we want to meet, interrogate, talk to, trick and/or shag?"
<HollyhockGod> Cneph alone knows what these puns translate to in a Sovereign's bar.
<ElizabethEliza> Wait, I'm not the HG.
<RyanSherbrig> (/me was considering the line 'Barkeep! I'm immortal. Impress me.')
<HollyhockGod> (The barkeep opens the taps marked "Ristani Grand Cru")
<HollyhockGod> You receive a tray with two glasses of something luminous and pearly, and one pitted iron mug that's steaming.
<RyanSherbrig> (Maybe I'll try that after I find out what the Angel's Kiss entails. But sadly, I must be off for work. Thanks for game, all, I had fun!)
<ElizabethEliza> You mustn't mind the appearance. Lord Skandha is a stickler for safety regulations where chemical stimulants are concerned.
- RyanSherbrig has quit (Disintegrated: )
<Ebba> (something like hazelnut liquer, brandy, and creme)
<Alexa> "Another martini, thanks."
<HollyhockGod> I mostly stole it from Wonderella, where she uses it to win a drinking game against Satan.
<HollyhockGod> "But that's just a girly drink!" "For you and me, yes. For Satan, it's a liquid reminder of all his bad decisions."
<Fiona> (should head off too. laters people.)
<HollyhockGod> …i just wanted to hear that i did a good job sometimes…
- Fiona has quit (Disintegrated: Fiona)
<HollyhockGod> That was fun! Pity that I don't have a way to mechanically simulate the effects of horrific drunkenness on you.
<HollyhockGod> And half of you are technically immune to everything. Supposedly.
- Alexa is now known as Uqbarian
<Uqbarian> I'm sure we can roleplay being drunk if required.
<HollyhockGod> Surely no really superior Noble bar would neglect to acquire drinks from Beyond the Fields We Know.
<HollyhockGod> How drunk would I have to get you to make a High Summoning pact with an equally sloshed Maliq?
<Ebba> Fiona might be able to become drunk, but the rest of us should be reasonably resistant
<Uqbarian> I don't think Alexa is resistant.
- Maliq has quit (Disintegrated: Leaving)
- ElizabethEliza has quit (Disintegrated: Leaving)
<Ebba> dosen't she have aspect 2?
<Uqbarian> Oh, yes, that.
<HollyhockGod> Well, everybody's eternal.
<HollyhockGod> But I may ignore that with respect to alcohol if I think it would be funny.