First Intermission 48
Turns since TBfGK: 54
CharlsNChrg: People are talking. LordHamster: Are they? CharlsNChrg: They are talking about talking. About the talking you're doing. LordHamster: Me? I'm not talking to anybody. LordHamster: I'm not even sure we're talking right now. LordHamster: What are you talking about? CharlsNChrg: I'm talking about the talking your Prince Ansom has been doing. LordHamster: Um, it's just "Ansom" now. He's pretty touchy about that. CharlsNChrg: Yes... CharlsNChrg: Anyway he's been talking. As in, not fighting. That's very interesting. LordHamster: You know what's interesting? Twolls can make parchment. LordHamster: And if you tell them to make it really, really thin, you have a pretty decent Kleenex. CharlsNChrg: If I understand correctly, you haven't taken a city in more than ten turns. LordHamster: Not to mention toilet paper. I'm so HAPPY! XD LordHamster: Yeah we haven't lost one, either. CharlsNChrg: What I am saying is, your Chief Warlord Ansom has ceased to conquer, and has been looking for allies. CharlsNChrg: It seems he is trying to drive a wedge in the Coalition. LordHamster: That would be smart, but no. CharlsNChrg: No? LordHamster: I mean yeah we're up against the diminishing Schmuckers point, so it's a good time to pause and do diplomacy. But Ansom's not about that. LordHamster: He's trying to convert the entire Coalition to ...Toolism or whatever you'd call it. CharlsNChrg: Ah. I see. CharlsNChrg: Even after Unaroyal? LordHamster: Yup. LordHamster: Can't let something like that stop the Good News, brother! LordHamster: You should be happy, though. Right? You're a Tool. CharlsNChrg: I'm nobody's tool, Parson. LordHamster: Oh? Not even the Titans? CharlsNChrg: ... CharlsNChrg: We'll see. LordHamster: So you really don't buy into this big idea that attuning is a "new Titanic mandate?" Even though you're attuned. LordHamster: That is interesting, Charlie. Almost more interesting than toilet paper. LordHamster: Though my ass would disagree. LordHamster: Stanley and Wanda seem to have this feeling that they're doing the Titans' will. But you don't think you are? CharlsNChrg: It's possible. I suppose. CharlsNChrg: But it seems at least as likely that they are choosing their own meaning. Writing their own narrative. CharlsNChrg: It seems entirely plausible to me that attunement to an Arkentool has nothing at all to do with the will of the Titans. CharlsNChrg: It is a dubious claim, in my view. And it is falsifiable. LordHamster: Really? How? CharlsNChrg: Simple. Croak a "Tool." CharlsNChrg: If an attuned wielder of an Arkentool were to croak, it would seem to be pretty compelling evidence that the Titans were not on their side. Don't you think? CharlsNChrg: Perhaps it's an experiment that ought to be carried out. LordHamster: Oh, Charlie... LordHamster: I know business sucks, but that's no reason to start talking about suicide. CharlsNChrg: ... CharlsNChrg: Parson, is it actually your goal to make me hate you more every time we chat? LordHamster: Me? I'm just talking.