We interrupt this broadcast with an Exalink Special Bulletin. Chaos has enveloped the city. What started as a outpouring of dissatisfaction with the response of the Guilds to the extra-planar threats has erupted into full blown riots. While the crowds seem to be centered in front of the offices of Elder Tower, different pockets have been springing up across the city as the night wears on. One moment, one moment, really? Yes, ok, I am getting reports that the the head of Elder Tower as well as all of the Guild’s senior officials have been found murdered. Killed in a...What do you ,mean? We can’t shut down, I’m in the middle of a report. How is anyone supposed to know that….
Sometimes, when something is too broken, you simply have to scrap it and start fresh, no matter the cost.
Hello and thank you tuning in to the Exalink nightly news. Coming up, our headlines. But first a word from our sponsor: Elder Tower and their Golden Brew sun tea maker. Remember, anytime is a good time for sun tea. Our main story tonight: The planar incursions from the Feywild still continue. Though they have not begun manifesting west of the river, officials have been meeting to address the problem. In related news, civil unrest east of the river still continues to rise, as The Sands party is projected to sweep the available seats in the next election. What kind of effect could this have on the relationship between the Guilds and parliament? We’ll explore that next, but first, Karen with the weather. Karen?
The movers and the shakers of the city gather to try and right the ship, but as water keeps filling it, are they up to bailing it out fast enough?
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So, they are already in the facility? Good. Move to Mr. Slayton’s house and recover Seifuku, Elizabet. I think we are going to get a good amount of use from him in the future. I’m starting to get excited about this. We are finally going to pull a piece of the little house of cards she’s built. I have been watching her meticulously place every little bit of it just so for almost a century, and just the thought of watching it all fall around her is simply wonderful. She thought those elves could help her. Banked on complacency. Steeled herself against a big move. But all I needed was a handful of people and to put a crack in the foundation for them to hit.
The team has fought through kidnappings, monsters, schemes, and doppelgangers. Now, they are finishing the fight with Stanton Slayton, but can they hold it together?
You don’t understand... I know that the rock was whispering in my ear, but I could feel what it was saying was true. I could see it in my dreams. An end to everything we have ever known. Yes, I did things well beyond the limits that were in place. But to save the world? I would do it again in a heartbeat. Hell, I’d go further, push harder, if I had the time. I would rather be remembered as a monster in a world that still exists than go quietly into the void. Are you prepared to do that? Do you think you have what it takes to do it without me? Or are you going to come back, when the world is burning and being swallowed by nothing, and beg me to take it from you? Don’t walk away from me, Wyatt. You have to understand, WYATT. YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND!
This week the team finally comes face to face with the man who has caused so much pain in the lives of so many. Stanton has tricks, though, and as the battle kicks off, new and interesting players are added.
And that’s all you have to report? Well, damn. I knew those little insects would come for me again. I just didn’t think they’d hit me back this soon. If you’re right, though, they don’t know about this facility, yet… But who knows what they spent all weekend doing. Oh well. Time to harden our defenses. We were lucky to get you out. I paid a small fortune to make sure no one remembered you at the other facility. It was worth it, though. It’s amazing what better results I get out of you than I could your predecessor. A solid upgrade. When, or if, they get here, they won’t be ready for you or the... donations Jimmy gave me. Since it got shipped here, we will ready Subject Seventeen, as well.
This week, we find the team diving deep into Stanton’s facility. As they begin to uncover the secrets of the facility, the horrors of its work come into view.
The end that the rock told about is coming. I can feel in my bones. A feeling clawing at the back of my brain getting stronger everyday. I need to work harder. I have to push further. I have pulled apart people and creatures and turned them into weapons, but even my most successful experiment isn’t ready! It needs more field testing to… What am I gonna do? I’ve burned every bridge. I’ve pushed everyone away. The things, the things I’ve done to save this world are… I had to do them. No one else was strong enough to, but are not gonna win this fight and it was all that I had left. So what are we gonna do now? What am I gonna do?
This week the team prepare for their showdown with Stanton. Emotions run high as couples come together, plans are made and Tseer overhears a conversation.
Sometimes, the good fight is too much of a fight. No matter the cause, the struggle of doing what needs to be done weighs on some folks, and there ain't no shame in bowing out sometimes.
This week: Tessa and Ai visit someone very special, Seshmir has a meeting with his boss, Tseer and Corra go shopping for trucks, and Orran comes to a big decision.
I shouldn’t be talking to you. Hell, you probably won’t even open this message. It’s whatever. I feel like I need to at least try. I mean, you probably hate me, anyways, or you’re disappointed in me. I don’t know which one hurts more. I miss asking you for advice. I met a guy. I think you’d like him... or you would have. We’ve, uh, been spending a lot of time together. He’s great, but I don’t know about me. I can’t help but think of when you talked me out of that situation with Love. You told me what I needed to hear, not what I wanted. I think about how you always did that for me. I tried to do it for you, but maybe, I wasn’t loud enough to get over the voice, the one I put there. I miss you, Stanton. I’m gonna miss you. I’m sorry for a lot of things as of late, but I am especially sorry for not being strong enough to deal with that damn rock myself.
The week, the team has a very nice spaghetti dinner with all their guests, Corra and Otto review some ledgers, and Tseer and his new boyfriend go on a little adventure.
I couldn’t sleep through the night again. The same dream. I know it’s terrifying, but I hate how I can never remember details. The few notes I’ve made I don’t remember writing. Horrors I describe with words I don’t understand. Something breaking through. Something bringing it. Everytime I wake up I see that damn crystal, glowing and bathing me in red light. I can hear it whispering. Telling me I’m the only one strong enough to save the world. How it knew Wyatt wasn’t strong enough. It never told him what was coming. I hope it’s right. What I’ve done...No. It is right. We need something more if we are to survive this horror, and if I have to make horrors to save this world I will. No regrets. Regrets are for the weak.
This week Seshmir has brunch with a friend and gets caught up on current events. We learn what you do when on tour with The Dead, Orran has a crisis of faith and Tessa is just a normal high schooler fellow children.
How easy is it to repair cracks when they threaten the very foundation of the thing you've worked so hard to build? Is it worth it to fix things, or just let it all crumble away?
This week, well, there's drama. Tseer brings home someone who has recently grown very close to him, and the team expresses some serious concern. Also, Corra and Otto are the cutest drunks.