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Posted Nov 26, '10 at 7:49am

kingryan

kingryan

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But...Strop...

The Penicorns originated in NG...so shouldn't they return alliegance to their creators?

 

Posted Nov 26, '10 at 7:55am

Strop

Strop

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SO HERE IT IS, the final part before the assignment!

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When The Smoke Cleared

"Hey, how long you gonna lie there you dumb-***?"

Strop blinked and rubbed his head. He had a splitting headache, as if something very large and very heavy had just pounded him into the earth. Then he realised who was calling him, and he sat up with as start.

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"Dank!?"

Dank snorted and rubbed his beard. "Yeah look, you could have, you know, not gotten flattened by the McFisty thing?" He grunted again and looked a way. Strop could have sworn he was a little misty-eyed, but that couldn't be right.

"Ugh... what happened?"

"I thought I just told you. I suppose it's just as well you're so dense, you coulda been killed. They've got some nerve, exploiting infrastructure loopholes to import game objects through the walls of..." Dank trailed off, muttering.

Slowly, Strop peeled himself out of the Strop-crater, looking around at the curiously quiet courtyard, punctuated by the occasional person running by holding various bits of furniture and other vaulables. It all looked a bit suspicious, as if... as if everybody had reached the conclusion that- "I, um, thanks?... oh crap, the bank!?"

Dank sighed. "Eh, too bad about that. The AP's valueless now. Word's getting around... judging by the looting it's just about reached the Shopping Quarter now."

Strop sprang out of the crater, wincing temporarily, then shrugging it off. "Oh no! Dank, you gotta help me, we gotta do something about this!"

"I already am. Apparently I have to go save the Academy. So I'll be doing that then." Dank wheeled around on his heel and ran off as fast as his stubby legs would take him.

"Wait, but... argh!" Strop slumped on his haunches "What am I gonna do now..."

 

Posted Nov 26, '10 at 8:00am

Strop

Strop

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But...Strop...

The Penicorns originated in NG...so shouldn't they return alliegance to their creators?

Dank has an NG account, so those penicorns are actually his.

 

Posted Nov 26, '10 at 9:12am

Strop

Strop

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Right. Here it is. Your assignment.

The situation right now: The Sacking of Armorgames

Even while wounded, Strop made a last gasp effort and with the element of surprise (who would have thought banhammer Thor could be thrown!?) he defeated Klaus. Yet it was Klaus who had the last laugh, sacrificing himself to take Strop, and thus the last resistance in the ArmorBank siege, out.

Now, the ArmorBank has fallen. The raiders have successfully broken the vaults and now the capital worth of AG is inaccessible. As a result, the AP has shut down, it is now worthless. When the gist of this spread through the city, its citizens panicked, turning to looting and stealing everything they could, trying to flee its walls and take whatever they could to a place where it might have value.

Armorgames is now facing its darkest hour. No admin is to be seen. A handful of underpowered, scattered mods against a domain-wide crisis doesn't bode well at all for the future. In the midst of all this, your characters stand, watching the city burn and the bombs fall. As the song Tentative puts it,

We're going down, in a spiral to the ground,
No-one, no-one's gonna save us now,
Not even God...

So the question is this. How does your character react? Does your character try to fight the overwhelming tide? Run and hide? Form some kind of plan? Join the looting?

Your Task

Picking up where you left of, tell me about your character's reaction to these new developments. What they see, what they think, what they feel, and ultimately, what they do. Make a decision, define your character's mettle!

Specifics

Thoad: You're at your hideout, if I recall correctly it's been trashed. Now you see the whole city being trashed, what's it gonna be?

Manta: You ran to the fish village when the Freemarket got nuked. Will you turn back towards the city or continue homeward to rally your people?

Xzeno: Barely half an hour after Leon parted from Strop, things start to look decidedly bad and the chaos picks up a notch. Will bashing heads in be enough? Or is it all there is to be done?

Crimson: You're heading back to your Keep, but given it's somewhere on Aristocrat Alley, let's just say that the residences of the AA are a prime target for panicked looters trying to salvage something of their livelihoods...

Kingryan: Check your email, I just sent a reply. Proceed with where you left off as normal.

Efan: Hold tight, I haven't gotten to the tavern yet.

Zega: We kinda got held up with the communication because a certain somebody took an unexpected absence from the site >_> but if you're back, I'll email you with the situation and the idea.

Poison: You still ready to go?

DID I MISS ANYBODY? WHO ELSE IS ON THIS!?

Deadline: I want drafts by 3rd December at the latest. You cannot be late, I have graduation, registration, and then I fly on the 7th. Loose ends at this time will give Cenere headaches and you do not want to give Cenere headaches.

Right. HAVE AT IT!!!

 

Posted Nov 26, '10 at 10:44am

goumas13

goumas13

4,486 posts

DID I MISS ANYBODY?

I think you missed me, or I missed me. Anyways somebody missed me, was it me or was it you, I really don't know.

 

Posted Nov 26, '10 at 11:49am

Strop

Strop

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Darn it, I suck.

Goumas: You've gone and told Dank of the trouble at Armor Academy. Question for you is... do you go back there? Or... do you try to save your own home from looters? Or... run away altogether? Or... whatever else Goumas might have in mind?

DECISIONS, DECISIONS!

 

Posted Nov 26, '10 at 11:30pm

thoadthetoad

thoadthetoad

5,439 posts

Lol I see that McFisty reference there. Defend the house was a fun game.

Darn it, I suck.

Yaaaay! I'm glad you admit it. I'll take you to your favorite gay bar and-
Oh wait you were bashing yourself. Nevermind.

And myself, I can't write it until tomorrow evening, sadly.

BUT UNLIKE MOST COMICS I TALK ABOUT, I finished the one about what the admins were probably doing when the nuke fell down upon the city.

It includes a joke about how the admins were making a catapult game where you shoot other catapults off of a catapult. How there's multiple levels. BAWWWWWWM. (Inception reference)

But yay, I actually know what I'm going to do with this entry right off the bat!

 

Posted Nov 27, '10 at 12:25am

Xzeno

Xzeno

2,082 posts

So is killing still a no-no? I don't intend to write a violent murderfest or anything (unlike last entry :D), but I'd like to know.

 

Posted Nov 27, '10 at 1:10am

Strop

Strop

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Thoad, show us this comic, it could be fun to include somewhere!

If you kill and we find out, you'll get permabanned.

OF COURSE... AG is kinda chaos right now. You could also say that practically speaking, it's lawless.

Interpret that information as you will!

 

Posted Nov 27, '10 at 2:14am

thoadthetoad

thoadthetoad

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Thoad, show us this comic,

Sure! I'm on "vacation" (Read: At my stepdad's parent's area for thanksgiving), so I'll be able to get it up here in about... 14-20 hours from now. Depending on when I get back home. Haha.

If someone does happen to kill another, it would certainly be very interesting to see what tha twould ential.

 
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