Making RP in Local GREAT AGAIN! - In a system on the edge of the warzone...
[ 2016.12.17 16:58:53 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Hi, Mr. Nauplius.
[ 2016.12.17 16:59:27 ] Nauplius > You sure come to this station often. I wish I knew why.
[ 2016.12.17 17:00:05 ] Aria Jenneth > Um. Check he list of corporate offices?
[ 2016.12.17 17:01:31 ] Nauplius > A SFRIM office doesn't really mean you have to be here all the time, no?
[ 2016.12.17 17:05:59 ] Aria Jenneth > You'd rather we departed? ... We're here supporting the 24IC. PIE, in particular.
[ 2016.12.17 17:07:12 ] Nauplius > I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, it is nice to have some things to buy. On the other hand, there's the feeling that I'm somehow supporting Molok worship with each 400mm Steel Plate purchased.
[ 2016.12.17 17:09:59 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I ... still haven't been introduced to ... any such cult, though ...
[ 2016.12.17 17:10:10 ] Nauplius > You will be. You will be.
[ 2016.12.17 17:11:59 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I've been the Praefecta's right hand for most of a year, now, though ...
[ 2016.12.17 17:12:09 ] Aria Jenneth > It seems like I'd know something about it by now.
[ 2016.12.17 17:12:53 ] Nauplius > The terrible possibility that I am reluctant to face is that you have already been initiated into the Molok worship and just don't want to admit it to me.
[ 2016.12.17 17:13:24 ] Aria Jenneth > ... well ... he is known as "The Deceiver," right?
[ 2016.12.17 17:13:30 ] Nauplius > Yes, he is.
[ 2016.12.17 17:13:39 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I guess it would make sense for his followers to be liars.
[ 2016.12.17 17:13:56 ] Aria Jenneth > ... unless they're the deceived, rather than deceivers, themselves?
[ 2016.12.17 17:15:25 ] Nauplius > You cannot out-deceive Molok the Deceiver. He is always one or more steps ahead of you.
[ 2016.12.17 17:16:57 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I thought he was a mortal and kind of thoroughly dead?
[ 2016.12.17 17:17:13 ] Nauplius > He is a demon and immortal.
[ 2016.12.17 17:17:19 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I see ...
[ 2016.12.17 17:17:50 ] Nauplius > That's why the Blood Raiders named their Titan after him, just like they name their other ships after demons.
[ 2016.12.17 17:17:58 ] Nauplius > Some of them, at any rate.
[ 2016.12.17 17:18:12 ] Aria Jenneth > ... well ... you do try to summon such things yourself, as well ...
[ 2016.12.17 17:18:31 ] Nauplius > But not to worship. To command. To bind.
[ 2016.12.17 17:19:53 ] Aria Jenneth > ... it would be a little hard for me to interpret the Societas chapel as a place for worshipping such things ...
[ 2016.12.17 17:20:37 ] Nauplius > Have you made an in-depth, detailed study of all the symbolism in that chapel? Do you know the hidden, esoteric meaning of said symbolism?
[ 2016.12.17 17:21:55 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I'm not sure I have the context for doing such a thing, Mr. Nauplius. ... It seems like the sort of examination that would produce some false positives, though.
[ 2016.12.17 17:22:57 ] Aria Jenneth > ... particularly since it would be in the interests of sneaky Molok worshippers to implicate innocents to create confusion and weaken the faith.
[ 2016.12.17 17:23:09 ] Aria Jenneth > *deadpan*
[ 2016.12.17 17:24:02 ] Nauplius > Is there a public description of the SFRIM chapel anywhere?
[ 2016.12.17 17:25:33 ] Nauplius > I am about to send you an important email; a follow up to our conversation yesterday.
[ 2016.12.17 17:25:46 ] Aria Jenneth > ... okay ...
[ 2016.12.17 17:26:01 ] Jev North > I think I'm in the neighborhood. I could drop by and give you a blow-by-blow of what I'm seeing?
[ 2016.12.17 17:26:44 ] Jev North > ..alright, hm, let's seee here, take a left, and..
[ 2016.12.17 17:26:58 ] Nauplius > Jev North, I do not understand.
[ 2016.12.17 17:27:16 ] Jev North > You wanted to know waht the SFRIM chapel looked like.
[ 2016.12.17 17:27:29 ] Nauplius > Oh, yes.
[ 2016.12.17 17:28:05 ] Nauplius > I'm sure it is filled with sigils of Molok the Deceiver and stuff, even if Aria cannot recognize them.
[ 2016.12.17 17:28:07 ] Jev North > ..I think I'm getting closer, but th-.. ah, no, the lights just sprang on. Artificial, but with a warm tone.
[ 2016.12.17 17:28:30 ] Aria Jenneth > *is all of a sudden looking faintly ill*
[ 2016.12.17 17:29:00 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I've received your offer, Mr. Nauplius. I'll ... think it over. Thank you.
[ 2016.12.17 17:29:17 ] Nauplius > You are welcome, madam.
[ 2016.12.17 17:29:23 ] Jev North > The space isn't as large as I thought it would be, but.. pleasing enough. Taller than it is wide, for sure. There's a scent of jasmine and flowers in the air. The walls are tiled with ceramic tiles, black and white.
[ 2016.12.17 17:29:25 ] Jev North > The floor is smooth.
[ 2016.12.17 17:29:42 ] Nauplius > Please let me know if you want certain things clarified, Aria Jenneth.
[ 2016.12.17 17:30:12 ] Nauplius > Smooth. Hmm.
[ 2016.12.17 17:30:14 ] Aria Jenneth > ... i will. *looking a little green*
[ 2016.12.17 17:30:48 ] Jev North > There is some kind of altar in the center of the space - eh, a vaguely organic shape, hemispherical, upturned? It's golden, or gilded.
[ 2016.12.17 17:30:52 ] Jev North > What should I do?
[ 2016.12.17 17:31:12 ] Nauplius > Do you see any markings on the Altar?
[ 2016.12.17 17:31:52 ] Nauplius > Touch the Altar...do you feel anything...evil?
[ 2016.12.17 17:32:13 ] Jev North > ..I checked it up close, and.. no. It is half-filled with water, though. Perhaps it's some kind of holy water font?
[ 2016.12.17 17:32:39 ] Jev North > It's a little chilly to the touch.
[ 2016.12.17 17:32:47 ] Aria Jenneth > . . . .
[ 2016.12.17 17:33:06 ] Nauplius > Did this water cause you any pain? Any wounds or bruises?
[ 2016.12.17 17:33:23 ] Jev North > No.
[ 2016.12.17 17:33:37 ] Nauplius > Hmm. That is not expected.
[ 2016.12.17 17:33:50 ] Jev North > ..I just noticed there is a button set in the wall nearby, though. Should I give it a press?
[ 2016.12.17 17:33:55 ] Nauplius > Yes.
[ 2016.12.17 17:34:04 ] Jev North > Okay.
[ 2016.12.17 17:34:28 ] Jev North > *SOUND OF TOILET FLUSHING*
[ 2016.12.17 17:34:36 ] Jev North > ..I, um.
[ 2016.12.17 17:34:41 ] Nauplius > That is suspicious.
[ 2016.12.17 17:34:43 ] Jev North > Think I took a wrong turn.
[ 2016.12.17 17:35:00 ] Nauplius > There is a line from the Scriptures I want you to bellow out.
[ 2016.12.17 17:35:14 ] Aria Jenneth > . . . .
[ 2016.12.17 17:35:15 ] Nauplius > " Molok the Deceiver was brought before him in chains and sacrificed on the altar of God"
[ 2016.12.17 17:35:35 ] Nauplius > Shout that out, and listen for anything disturbing.
[ 2016.12.17 17:35:42 ] Aria Jenneth > . . . .
[ 2016.12.17 17:35:48 ] Nauplius > Groans, light bulbs breaking, that sort of thing.
[ 2016.12.17 17:35:58 ] Nauplius > Aria. Please. What is wrong?
[ 2016.12.17 17:36:18 ] Aria Jenneth > ... nothing? Um. Feel free to ... continue?
[ 2016.12.17 17:37:23 ] Jev North > "M-Molok.." pfffh. "The Deceiver, was brought before him in chains-" *strangled noise* "-and sacrificed on the Altar of God!"
[ 2016.12.17 17:38:09 ] Nauplius > Yes! The spirit of Molok is in that place! Making it difficult for you to say the sacred words!
[ 2016.12.17 17:38:11 ] Jev North > *great, heaving laughter echoing in confined space.*
[ 2016.12.17 17:38:32 ] Aria Jenneth > /emote facepalms*
[ 2016.12.17 17:39:01 ] Nauplius > And the SFRIM members in the chapel are laughing at you because you are actually reciting orthodox Scripture instead of Molok worship!
[ 2016.12.17 17:39:07 ] Nauplius > Proof!
[ 2016.12.17 17:39:38 ] Aria Jenneth > *still facepalmed* ... it's a toilet. Mr. Nauplius, she's describing a toilet.
[ 2016.12.17 17:40:04 ] Mitara Newelle > ...
[ 2016.12.17 17:40:42 ] Mitara Newelle > The things you hear when you first connect....
[ 2016.12.17 17:40:53 ] Jev North > ..hee hee. I was convinced even he would catch it once I hit the flush-
[ 2016.12.17 17:41:19 ] Nauplius > Aria Jenneth, stop interfering with this scientific investigation.
[ 2016.12.17 17:41:40 ] Nauplius > Now, Jev North, look around and see if you can find a circle and triangle on the floor somewhere.
[ 2016.12.17 17:42:14 ] Aria Jenneth > . . . . *looks up, disbelief etched on her face*
[ 2016.12.17 17:42:59 ] Aria Jenneth > ... uh ... Ave, Lady Admiral. *apparently dealing with Mitara is easier than coping with whatever this is*
[ 2016.12.17 17:43:25 ] Jev North > Nope. I can confirm the toilet of my captain's quarters is free of heretical symbolism.
[ 2016.12.17 17:43:58 ] Nauplius > Fine. Be that way. Take the side of Molok.
[ 2016.12.17 17:44:28 ] Mitara Newelle > Salve, Peregrinans Jenneth.
[ 2016.12.17 17:45:15 ] Aria Jenneth > ... ... *headdesks again* Our chapel is elsewhere, Mr. Nauplius. We ... don't have any specific to the Societas here.
[ 2016.12.17 17:45:43 ] Aria Jenneth > ... my apologies for ... the ... I'm not even sure what to apologize for, Lady Admiral, but I feel like I should apologize for it.
[ 2016.12.17 17:46:35 ] Nauplius > I see, Ms. Jenneth. If you ever want to pray in the small Temple to the Red God in the Bhaalgorn I have in this station, I will be happy to host you.
[ 2016.12.17 17:46:54 ] Mitara Newelle > Hmpf. I doubt you have any responsibility for The Butcher's insanity, Peregrinans.
[ 2016.12.17 17:47:32 ] Aria Jenneth > *head still down* I'll bear it in mind. Thank you. ... Yes, my lady.
[ 2016.12.17 17:47:50 ] Jev North > I do feel somewhat sorry for feeding your paranoia there, but it was a move that dictated itself.
[ 2016.12.17 17:48:26 ] Nauplius > Pilots, I must be off for a bit. See you later.
[ 2016.12.17 17:48:36 ] Jev North > In my defense, the privies in this station are quite fancy, worthy of the crusaders of the 24th.
[ 2016.12.17 17:48:38 ] Aria Jenneth > ... goodbye.
[ 2016.12.17 17:48:42 ] Mitara Newelle > Good riddance.
[ 2016.12.17 17:49:03 ] Aria Jenneth > *lifts her head*
[ 2016.12.17 17:50:16 ] Aria Jenneth > ... Um. That was actually kind of great, Jev. I'm not sure it helped, but ...
[ 2016.12.17 17:51:15 ] Aria Jenneth > ... he ... kind of raises confirmation bias to an art form.
[ 2016.12.17 17:52:42 ] Jev North > Quite. It's really impressive. I think I realizes on some level, he's been had, but - just denies it and moves right into a reality where he is correct in his suspicions, hm?
[ 2016.12.17 17:56:24 ] Aria Jenneth > ... I think it's kind of the basis for his whole theology, so ...
[ 2016.12.17 17:56:31 ] Aria Jenneth > ... yeah.