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Posted Jun 7, '09 at 1:48pm

Strop

Strop

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Moderator

Teeheehee.

Are you ready for epic to begin!

 

Posted Jun 7, '09 at 2:03pm

Strop

Strop

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Moderator

And so it begins.

Part 0: Recruitment Drive

ArmorCity lies at the heart of Armorgames. It is the scene of great hustle and bustle, of lively trade and transactions and sometimes heated battle, depending on where one might find themselves. Since the days of Beta, it has grown and evolved into a place of over a quarter of a million residents, with a plethora of different venues and a rich history to match.

As such, roadways and passages have been built over others, and as the urban edifice mounts, so too do the secrets, known only to a precious few. The rest will only hear through the filter of rumour and whispers, debating on the existence and the whereabouts of these routes, whether they might even lead directly to Armor Castle itself, or beyond, whatever that might be.

It is these secrets that, ironically in the days where a transparent democracy is fairly demanded, allow for the smooth running of any true administrative regime. And so it is that the abandoned routes that run beneath the city might come to be used in this capacity.

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There was a pause. Then another voice piped up:

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Carlie rested her chin on her folded hands, peering quizically at the ninja horse. "What do you mean, Strop?"

"Well," Strop explained, "Asherlee is on indefinite hiatus, the DragonMistress has retired, Calm simply disappeared without a trace..."

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Strop paused for a second for this to sink in, then continued:

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"...and among those of us who are here," Strop continued obliviously, "We aren't here very much! Moe, for example-"

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Strop scratched his head, obviously getting flustered at the interruptions: "And Flipski..."

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Strop rubbed his ears tenderly, before shaking his muzzle. "...Nevermind. Zophia," Strop threw a quick glance to the silhouette playing with its own reptilian tail, "...is pretty much the only one here on a full time basis, seeing as my own missions are becoming more difficult. Nemo, naturally, being Nemo, is always here and not here." Likewise, the vagrant in the wolfskin sitting on the windowsill had nothing to say. "Dank, on the other hand-"

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"Alright, moving right along," visibly sweating now, Strop cut to the chase. He spread his hands as he turned once again to address the head of the chamber: "Well, Carlie, you yourself would know the demands of commitments abroad."

There was a small drawn breath, and then silence, save for the sound of fingers tapping on tabletop. Finally, Carlie spoke.

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"Time for what?" was the uniform chorus.

"Time," Carlie paused, perhaps in hesitation, perhaps dramatically, "To choose a new moderator!"

The reaction was immediate, but if any one of them had feared of dissent or outcry, it was not to be:

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rose the familiar, celebrated anthem.

But then, Moe's Hawking voice cut through with a shattering reality: "We can't use that."

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"If you recall, somebody got too excited and broke it when they spun it last time."

There was a shifting sound as everybody turned to stare at the hulking figure slouched in the corner.

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Devoidless fidgeted, grinding his claws together.

"Shaddup, I just don't know my own strength, I guess..."

"So much for firing up the Lear jet," Ubertuna lamented.

"And the burnt offering," Nemo chimed in.

"And the week-long holiday in the six-star island resort," rejoined Dank.

"And the all night partying." Even Carlie mercilessly piled it on.

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Devoidless thrashed his tail, dislodging Nemo from his perch, where he fell from view with a yelp and a crash.

A few awkward moments passed. Then Strop spoke: "So then...what is to be done?"

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Stay tuned for further updates!

 

Posted Jun 7, '09 at 2:10pm

Cenere

Cenere

14,002 posts

Knight

I often wonder why the community have not crashed and burned yet..

 

Posted Jun 7, '09 at 2:10pm

the_manta

the_manta

4,697 posts

whoa... epic!!! that's Epic to the Nth degree! AUGH!!! it's too much for me!

seriously, good job, strop. That's impressive.

 

Posted Jun 7, '09 at 2:17pm

Strop

Strop

11,085 posts

Moderator

We're just getting started guys. There's at least ten times the epic coming to a thread near you in the very near future!

Yes. Very near future.

 

Posted Jun 7, '09 at 2:20pm

the_manta

the_manta

4,697 posts

you don't mean...

while I'm typing this post??? that would be...

AUGH!! a wave of uselessness just washed over me... :/ wish I could draw like that, Strop.

 

Posted Jun 7, '09 at 2:23pm

Strop

Strop

11,085 posts

Moderator

Oh no, while I did manage to put out the last 11 pictures in the course of a night, I do have to go to bed now. But I'll have another installment out tomorrow. And then...well, you'll see, heheheeeeeee~

 

Posted Jun 7, '09 at 2:43pm

jezz

jezz

3,394 posts

Oh my goodness! I share the feeling of awe everyone is feeling right now!
This is great. This really is.
*perches on the edge of her swivel chair*
Yuh. I'm totally checking this thread every second.

 

Posted Jun 7, '09 at 2:43pm

Cenere

Cenere

14,002 posts

Knight

But I'll have another installment out tomorrow.

I wonder how people will react...

heheheeeeeee~

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Posted Jun 7, '09 at 3:13pm

Pois0nArr0w

Pois0nArr0w

2,115 posts

Awesome. I wonder, does this have any connection with a new moderator being assigned in teh real AG?

 
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