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Chateau Grief 172

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Resistance falls.   These poor people.   I guess that's the point though, isn't it?  How can they fight against this kind of stuff?  They can't possibly know what's going on around them, so how can they even choose a side?

Characters:  Qureshi, Marozi, Jones, Angus. 

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Aging telepath Evil Overlord Xander has traded his youthful dream of joining the US military and using his superpowers to benefit humanity for over-the-hill cynicism, self-imposed exile on his private zoo-for-crazy-people Eynhallow Island, and a serious case of May-December midlife crisis.  And technically it's only kidnapping if she tries to leave.  or the fun version

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BornOnTheNinth's avatar
It turns out trying to overthrow a dictatorship with less than 10 people is difficult. 
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
Di would be so hurt to hear her newly elected administration referred to a dictatorship.  She'd probably drink a six pack and journal extensively in her grimoire.  
BornOnTheNinth's avatar
Xander, meanwhile, would probably take accusations of dictatorship as a compliment. 
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FireBlazeDragon5Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not even sure who the sides are. Oo
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
sides are always difficult to know.  who's your friend? who's manipulating you?  who will back you up when it counts and who's gonna turn tail.  it's like shrodinger's politics, knowing what's going on changes the state.  xander's on everybody's side, according to him.  he says he is a wise and just ruler of quantum mechanics.  
CrimsonSunset218's avatar
GYAAAAAAAH!!!!  IT'S SO COMPLICATED!!!!  I just hope YOU know what's going on!!!  :D

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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
got my handy-dandy 500 page completed script.  yes. all shall be revealed in time.  
CrimsonSunset218's avatar
O.O  OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!  I'M SO HAPPY!!!

*tries to peer through the Internets to look ahead*
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FireBlazeDragon5Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's what all the (not) wise and just rulers say. =.=
scorpionlover42's avatar
It must to rough to not know when Xander's listening or when he's influencing. He's a being who doesn't have to worry about conventional rules. 
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
Indeed.  Better watch out.  Better not cry... something something knows if you've been bad or good... (hint: usually bad)  la la la something something hmmm hmm tap dancing.
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outbackpianistHobbyist Traditional Artist
This just gets more complicated by the week. 
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
next week we're back to Xander...he's not complicated at all now...If you know what I mean Hey! Whats? Pirates of the Caribbean - Davy Jones Icon 2 
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outbackpianistHobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking forward to it! :D (Big Grin) 
Telian24's avatar
Telian24Hobbyist Writer
Actually I'm a bit lost now what exactly Marozi wants to achieve ... Also, do people now think Kore is a telepath, or don't they? Before I had the impression that somehow they actually attributed what happened in the book shop to her instead of Di, and the next, not ... I am confused.
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
Mixed bag....Marozi knows Kore's a telepath now, like he's gotten the word from on high certain.  Qureshi and Jones haven't the faintest idea...except that they see a 'civilian' unsuspecting girl Xander is preying on and don't want to feed her into this double agent idea that Marozi's proposing.  Then Marozi split Qureshi off from Jones and told him that the main goal isn't to get information from Kore, it's to get her to kill Xander, so Qureshi feels guilty about doing that.  However Jones is the smart one and she's starting to question whether Di was responsible for the bookstore shenanigans, but she's depressed at the thought they're losing ground in their fight.  At the center of this little whirlwind of conflicting thoughts and intentions, Marozi's just feeding people's emotions...a tactic against the always-watching telepath?  
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HannahBloodGirlHobbyist Writer
uhh do they really have a right to ask her to do this like if I was Kore I would be like mmmm nAhhh
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
Marozi is just saying the things that he knows will make them capitulate to his plan of getting Kore to kill Xander for them...and why would Marozi want Xander dead should be a huge huge clue.  Kore's view on all this...well she's complicated 
Chickenleg9999's avatar
.....................Poor Guys........
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chateaugriefProfessional Digital Artist
"scylla and charybdis" is the phrase that comes to mind... that phrase shouldn't just come to mind, but somehow it does. Cat Bread Face 
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