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|The Mansion of E - Friday , November 4 , 2011||[[In Agita's receiving room in Root Hall. A bapped Fixit lands near Skradt's feet.]]
/ Fixit: Oof! / [[Skradt <
|The Mansion of E - Saturday , November 5 , 2011||[[In Agita's receiving room. As Comshaw looms menacingly, Skradt sits on a pot trapping a Fixit.]] / Comshaw: /Please/ tell me it didn't just punch through a metal pot and latch onto you. / Skradt, waving hands: No! It didn't! I'm fine! / Comshaw: OK. Good. Now we.. / Skradt: What? / Comshaw: snif / Comshaw: snif snif / Comshaw: . . . Get off it. Lift it up. Yes. I'm sure. / Skradt: snif? / [[Skradt lifts up the pot, revealing that the Fixit is dead.]] / Skradt: So. um.. / Comshaw: So now we know they can kill themselves. / Agita: Gentlemen.. / [[Agita, Flittergib the Eyebolt and Termagant the Gnoll all look on.]] / Agita: I am going to make a leap here.. / Agita: ...and assume that "we" know /other/ things about them.|
|The Mansion of E - Sunday , November 6 , 2011||Narration: Sundays in SubShaft 44f
/ [[Cully has been recounting his adventures with Tuttle.]]
/ Cully: And.. then /I/ said goodbye, and got in the chute, and.. slid all the way back down here.
/ Chunner: Wow. That's.. Not sure what to say here, kid.
/ Chunner: I've never even heard of this "Remnant"..
/ Cully: Remnent.
/ Chunner: Whatever. Crud?
/ Crud: I'd heard.. stories.. but I.. thought it long destroyed. Or a myth, like Tuttle. / <
|The Mansion of E - Monday , November 7 , 2011||[[Inside Agita's receiving room, in Root Hall. Comshaw and Skradt now have a dead Fixit on their hands.]] / Termagant the Gnoll: Whatever that thing is, don't bring it one step closer. / Comshaw: Hello to you, too, Termagant. / [[Agita's young daughter Rishathra watches from behind some plants.]] / Comshaw: It's called a Fixit, Agita. God has been sending them out to spy on everyone. Except you, of course. / Comshaw: The Council, Nevus, Flap. / Comshaw: They control whoever's head they attach to, so whatever your feelings about Ogdoad, all this wasn't his idea... / Agita: Duly noted. / [[Comshaw looks at Ogdoad the Eyebolt, who sits looking stunned.]] / Agita: Is he going to recover? I granted him /immunity./ / Comshaw: ..I don't know. A Gnoll and a Jibjib sprang right back. A Motihaul seemed more.. like this...|
|The Mansion of E - Tuesday , November 8 , 2011||[[In Agita's receiving room, in Root Hall. Ogdoad the Eyebolt has had a Fixit knocked off his head.]] / Ogdoad: . . . / Ogdoad: . . . / Ogdoad: AARRGH!! / Comshaw: Feeling better? / Ogdoad: He's /dead!/ . . . You. You /killed/ him, didn't you! / [[Termagant the Gnoll and Skradt listen to the conversation.]] / Comshaw: I bapped "him" off your head. He killed himself. / Ogdoad: You've ruined everything! / [[As does Agita and Flibbergib the Eyebolt.]] / Comshaw: He.. /it/ was controlling you! / Ogdoad: Only in the beginning! Once we started to mesh, all of that changed!|
|The Mansion of E - Wednesday , November 9 , 2011||[[In Agita's home in Root Hall.]] / Comshaw: "Mesh"? / Ogdoad the Eyebolt: You couldn't begin to understand. Seeing the world in /depth/, through two eyes.. we were /more/ together. / Comshaw: You might be surprised what I understand. That thing was spying- / Ogdoad: -For God. I knew that. We didn't hide anything from each other. We /couldn't/ / Agita: You were willingly helping that creature?. / Ogdoad: I was /half/ of that "creature". / Ogdoad: And now what? You all are going to go up against God? / Ogdoad: HAH! HeWe saw a fraction of what's going on, and just from that, he's going to squash you like T-bugs! / Ogdoad: Yes, even you, /Miss/ Agita. You can be sure that God knows /all/ your secrets.|
|The Mansion of E - Thursday , November 10 , 2011||[[Inside Agita's receiving room.]] / Comshaw: Your.. partner's actions indicate he might not have as been as optimistic as you. / Ogdoad the Eyebolt: Whatever. Just get on with it. / Comshaw: Get on with what? / Ogdoad: Finishing what you started. Isn't that why Miss Agita /brought/ you here? / Comshaw: Agita is not paying me to- / Agita: To do /anything./ / [[Skradt and Termagant the Gnoll look at each other.]] / Agita: In fact, I believe we are done here. Message received. Thank you. /Good night/. / [[Skradt turns to Comshaw.]] / Skradt: I don't know about you, but /I'm/ leaving. / Comshaw: Oh yes. I imagine /someone/ will turn up to guide us to the correct exit.|
|The Mansion of E - Friday , November 11 , 2011||[[At Agita's front door in Root Hall. Comshaw leaves. Skradt, holding a dead Fixit, approaches Ogdoad the Eyebolt.]] / Skradt: . . . / Ogdoad: . . . / [[Skradt offers him the Fixit.]] / Skradt: He.. We tried to capture him alive. Sorry it didn't work. Sounds they're all gonna be dead by tomorrow.. / [[Skradt leaves. Ogdoad looks down at the body.]] / Ogdoad: . . . / [[Termagant the Gnoll comes into view.]] / Agita, off-screen: Now then.. Mr. Ogdoad. Distractions removed. Come with me. / Termagant: The hat-thing /stays here/. / Agita: No, it.. he.. needs to come along as well..|
|The Mansion of E - Saturday , November 12 , 2011||[[Skradt and Comshaw have finished their meeting with Agita. Peripatet the Eyebolt waits in his wheeled cart.]] / Comshaw: Ah, Peripatet. / Peripatet: Mr. Comshaw. Mr. Skradt. / Comshaw: Can you direct us to the correct Egress for ones of our station.. whatever that station may now be? / Peripatet: This way, please. / [[Comshaw hands him the hat he was wearing.]] / Comshaw: Oh.. and could you see to it that Giddhom has the chance to reclaim possession of his hat.. should he still wish to? / Peripatet: If at all possible. / Skradt: Comshaw.. What's Agita gonna do with.. to? Ogdoad? / Comshaw: No comment.|
|The Mansion of E - Sunday , November 13 , 2011||Narration: Sundays In SubShaft 44f
/ [[A mechanical hand has extended, and it now pushes one of the buttons on the Zorper/HJ42 which Cully is holding.]]
/ Cully: Is the "Infinity Pit"anything like the Eternity T-
/ Zorper: BEEP
/ All: ...
/ All: ...
/ All: ... / [[The hand retracts.]]
|The Mansion of E - Monday , November 14 , 2011||[[Walking through Agita's home in Root Hall. Termagant the Gnoll carries a dead Fixit on her spear.]] / Ogdoad the Eyebolt: Where are you taking me? / Agita: First off, Mr. Ogdoad, at no point did I say I was "going up against God". / Agita: I have of course made discreet inquiries. He should not take it personally, as I make discreet inquires about /everybody/. / Agita: I learned embarrassingly little. Before today.. your coming through my door.. I was not aware these "Fixits" existed. / Ogdoad: So you're /not/ going to kill me? / Agita, beckoning: I dispatched a /Tempered Immunity Chit/ to Records. /Do/ try to keep up, Mr. Ogdoad.|
|The Mansion of E - Tuesday , November 15 , 2011||[[Agita leads Ogdoad the Eyebolt through her quarters. Termagant follows, carrying a dead Fixit on her spear.]] / Agita: So.. this Fixit.. Since he was a "he", I assume he had a name? / Ogdoad: What? Yes. Endix. / [[Agita reaches for small bin holding an umbrella, a staff with an eye on it, and a sword.]] / Agita: And God knew this "meshing" could occur before Endix was.. assigned to you? / Ogdoad: We were never.. yeah. He did. / [[Agita has taken the umbrella.]] / Agita: Which means he, Endix, was deliberately kept uninformed about.. everything possible? / Ogdoad: We thought.. yes. How did you- / [[Agita's daughter Rishathra watches all of this from a distance.]] / Agita: Because that's what I would have done. / Agita: And so /perhaps/ your confusion is forgivable.|
|The Mansion of E - Wednesday , November 16 , 2011||[[Agita leads Ogdoad the Eyebolt and Termagant the Gnoll through her home. Agita has her umbrella. Termagant carries the dead Fixit Endix on her spear.]] / Ogdoad: What /do/ you want? / Agita: I agree with God, at least in that The Truth is precious and must be dispensed in carefully controlled doses. / Agita: I /strongly/ suspect Comshaw shares our philosophy. / [[They approach a female Motihaul doing the Basement-equivalent of paperwork at a desk. She has a Fixit on her head.]] / Ogdoad: What are you /talking/ about? / Agita: Hello, Marritza. My numbers flowing smoothly? / Marritza: Of course, Miss Agita. Nearly done for the day.|
|The Mansion of E - Thursday , November 17 , 2011||[[Inside Agita's home in Root Hall. She has come to where her clerk Marritza the Motihaul is working, with Arnix the Fixit on her head.]]
/ Agita: Well good. / [[Agita points the tip of her umbrella at Arnix's eye.]]
/ Agita: My next question is.. / [[The hidden blade pops from the tip, almost touching Arnix's eyeball.]]
|The Mansion of E - Friday , November 18 , 2011||[[In Agita's home in Root Hall. Agita is pointing the dagger-tip of her umbrella at the eye of Arnix, the Fixit who has been controlling Agita's clerk Marritza. Ogdoad the Eyebolt and Termagant the Gnoll watch. Termagant has a dead Fixit on her spear.]]
/ Agita: So. Getting in before you follow the example of your compatriot here and kill yourself..
/ Agita: You are a "Fixit". You were sent here, by God, to spy on me.
/ Agita: As we speak Comshaw is, as is his wont, rampaging about, exposing you to all and sundry. It is the end of an era. / [[A close-up of Arnix.]]
/ Agita: So again. Do you want to die for God, or go on living for God, and
/ maybe salvage something from all of this?
/ Arnix: . . .
/ Arnix: . . . / [[Arnix pops out his antenna. Agita retracts the dagger.]]
|The Mansion of E - Saturday , November 19 , 2011||[[Inside Agita's home in Root Hall. Agita speaks to Arnix, the Fixit who has been controlling her clerk Marritza.]] / Agita: Obviously, any detailed negotiations will have to wait, Mr..? / Arnix: ...Arnix. / Agita: For now, I offer you access to an aurilnode, with only one condition. / [[Agita gestures at Ogdoad, who is listening. Termagant the Gnoll has a dead Fixit on her spear.]] / Arnix: Still listening. / Agita: You ride on Ogdoad here. You /remain/ with Ogdoad. He was Endix's.. half, is not my employee, and knows the routine. / Agita: Assuming of course, /you/ agree, Ogdoad? A new career? A second chance? / Ogdoad: . . . Yeah. OK. / [[Arnix rises to his suckered feet.]] / Arnix: Agreed. / Agita: And so the new era begins. / Marritza: zzz...|
|The Mansion of E - Sunday , November 20 , 2011||Narration: Sundays in SubShaft 44f. / [[Cully is standing in front of a depiction of an enormous Flutterby, its wings spread. Below that is an altar-like object on which grows a small branch of the Tree, and which is occupied with numerous glowing objects.]] / Cully: . . . / Cully: All of that, and it's just another twist-point-making thing. / Cully: Of course, before today, that would h- / LizShella the Gnoll: Oh! Oh my! Salutations and welcome! / [[She is a very tall Gnoll, wearing clothes, with green hair mostly covered with a cloth. She has a necklace and a gun in a holster.]] / Cully: Where am I /now/? / LizShella: I am sorry? SubShrine Forty Four, Alcove of Flutterbys. You must come. / Cully: /What/ are y- / LizShella: There be no time! / [[She pushes him from the room.]] / LizShella: He be waiting. Please. / Cully: Hey! If you're taking me to Egrote, I don't know /anything/! / LizShella: I know no Egrote. Mr. Flip be waiting.|
|The Mansion of E - Monday , November 21 , 2011||[[Skradt and Comshaw leave Root Hall, Escorted by the Eyebolt Peripatet. They reach a distinct line where the general color scheme changes from gray to orange. Two large signs are mounted on the wall; reading ATTENTION/YOU NOW DEPART THE GRAFTED ZONE/ YOU NOW ENTER THE EGRESS ZONE and PREPARE TO DEPLOY YOUR PERSONAL BRAKING DEVICE]] / [[The cover of a window [[CLANGs]] open, revealing a female Eyebolt.]]
/ FE: ATTENTION!
/ FE: You now depart the Grafted Zone!
/ FE: You now enter the Egress Zone!
/ FE: Prepare to deploy your personal braking device! / [[Closeup of Peripatet's wheeled cart.]]
/ FE: 2 1 0
/ Cart: KLIK / [[The window closes. A sign reads PREPARE FOR SCRUTINIZATION AND JUDGEMENT. The floor begins to slope downward.]]
|The Mansion of E - Tuesday , November 22 , 2011||[[Skradt and Comshaw are leaving Root Hall, being Escorted by Peripatet the Eyebolt. The wall behind them is covered with old Human stencils and Eyebolt notice signs.]]
/ Skradt: Does this mean.. Paripatet [sic] has to go out with us and back around to the entrance?
/ Comshaw: No. / [[Outline of a Peripatet driving his cart up a very steep ramp, and facing a door manned by another Eyebolt.]]
/ Comshaw: But where exactly Visitor Escorts /do/ go is something I'm still working on.
/ Comshaw: My current theory: a second ramp, up into a high-Class entrance?
/ Peripatet: No comment. / Skradt: Why does /everybody/ make leaving so complicated?
|The Mansion of E - Wednesday , November 23 , 2011||[[Leaving Root Hall. Skradt and Comshaw and their Escort Paripatet are confronted by an anonymous Eyebolt looking down from a small barred window.]] / Comshaw: And.. your question is? / "Root Hall #1": Actually, I misspeak. There's no question at all. / Comshaw: Oh? / RH#1: Agita admits you at this hour, she summons Ogdoad, who's gotten oh-so-clever of late. / RH#1: His and Thibblerig's wretched little Sneech-squeezing scheme is coming unravelled. / RH#1: And now.. yes.. Gavzada and the Council, /and/ Nevus, are getting involved. / Skradt: . . . / Comshaw: . . . / Paripatet: . . . / Comshaw: Under acting-Class Five Regulations, any conversations I.. we.. may have had with Agita and/or Ogdoad regarding Sneech-squeezings.. / RH#1: ...are strictly confidential. As I said, there is no question.|
|The Mansion of E - Thursday , November 24 , 2011||Narration: Be Thankful; Things Could Always Be Much Worse... / [[Mortimer and Sylvester are bearded, and wear leather or skins. Mortimer is missing an eye, and carries a large bone on which is perched a glowgem. Sylvester wears a crude crown, and carries a staff with an equally-crude E-shape at the top. Rosemary, wearing a ragged skin-dress, is standing in triumph over a large dead Jibjib burd.]] / Mortimer: Frizzlegarb! What happened, brother? What did I miss here? / Sylvester: The latest stray you brought home; she killed the daily Jubjub, lonehanded. Hmm.. we just may be thanking the Brush she turned up at our door.. / Sylvester: Take her to see Lady Scary.. / Rosemary, thinking: Me glad me found this place. Him cute. Me sensing possibility of rapid personal advancement..|
|The Mansion of E - Friday , November 25 , 2011||[[Leaving Root Hall. Skradt and Comshaw talk to an Eyebolt who looks down from a small barred window.]]
/ "Root Halll #1": When you two report back to Preznit and Nevus, tell them we will deal with this situation, and they can go back to jabbing each other with
/ pointy sticks. / Comshaw: The very next time we speak to them, we will pass that along. Who exactly is this message from again?
/ RH#1: Root
/ RH#1: Hall. / [[The metal cover on the window <
|The Mansion of E - Saturday , November 26 , 2011||[[Skradt and Comshaw are leaving Root Hall, led by Peripatet the Eyebolt. A large sign on the wall reads THE BEGINNING OF THE END. A small metal hatch in the wall <
|The Mansion of E - Sunday , November 27 , 2011||Narration: Sundays in SubShaft 44f / [[A time-shifted Cully has been brought just outside the shaft by LizShella the Gnoll. An elderly Human waits for him, seated in a chair with some sort of display device attached. A large semitransparent letter O overlays the panel.]] / LizShella: I have brought him. / Mr. Flip: Thank you LizShella. / Mr. Flip: Hello Cully. I would have met you, but Humans still aren't allowed in the actual Shrines. / Cully: Y- / Mr. Flip: We have a limited amount of time, so... Yes, I know your name. / Cully: Y- / Mr. Flip: Yes, I am a Human. Yes, we're just overgrown Nomes. Always have been. / Mr. Flip: You did not leave subShaft 44f, you have travelled in time. / Mr. Flip: The day you were born, label it Day A. The day you entered the subShafts, Day D. The day you, yes, die, Day H. This is Day, oh.. J. Or maybe G.|
|The Mansion of E - Monday , November 28 , 2011||[[Comshaw and Skradt are being escorted from Root Hall by Peripatet the Eyebolt. Numerous closed shutters/hatches are mounted in the wall.]]
/ Comshaw: You can mostly relax now. We're in the Deep Egress Zone. No more questions with lurking consequences. / Comshaw: Officially at least. Anything you want to know, Peripatet?
/ Comshaw: Or maybe you have a reason for us to visit Guttle? It /would/ make the day nicely symmetrical.
/ Peripatet: . . . / Peripatet: . . .
/ Peripatet: No.
/ Peripatet: Thank you. / [[One of the hatches <
|The Mansion of E - Tuesday , November 29 , 2011||[[Comshaw and Skradt leave Root Hall through a low passage.]]
/ Comshaw: Actually, I tell a lie. We need to make one more quick stop, /then/ home.
/ Skradt: . . . / Comshaw: There's a problem?
/ Skradt: "Home." You /trust/ me?
/ [[A door <
|The Mansion of E - Wednesday , November 30 , 2011||[[In front of a branch of the Tree, Skradt and Comshaw meet Rezrov the Nome, who has evidently been burnt and partially submerged in green slime.]] / Skradt: Also.. We would have /told/ "Root Hall" about the Fixits. right? If they hadn't been all- / Comshaw: -a bunch of paranoid locked up weirdoes? Yes, of course we- / Comshaw: . . . / Comshaw: Rezrov? / Rezrov: Comshaw. / [[Rezrov walks past them. He is holding one end of a string in his hand.]] / [[The other end is loosely tied around the neck of Hogminny the Trog. She is smiling, and she wiggles her equivalent of eyebrows at Skradt as she goes past.]] / [[Skradt and Comshaw go on.]] / Skradt: I... assume everyone knows that some Trogs and some Nomes.. / Comshaw: ..have this whole /thing/ going on? Dunno about everybody, but /I/ do.|
|The Mansion of E - Thursday , December 1 , 2011||[[Approaching Helignoll Hall.]] / Comshaw: I'm assuming that wasn't your mate or something. / Skradt: What? No! That was Hogminny. She mostly works.. worked? down in the firepits. / [[At one of the Hall's gates.]] / Skradt: Earlier today, she.... No. I don't have a mate. Just some.. going behind the rocks. / Comshaw: Rocks? / Skradt: You Gnolls call it Fooling Around. I think. / Comshaw: Ah. Yes. / [[They climb some stairs. A wire strung overhead is labelled [sic] DONT TUCH.]] / [[They approach an aurilnode.]] / Skradt: Spose if I had to ask someone it'd be Maggle, but.. she's such a fuzzbrain. / Comshaw: Hey, sometimes people can surprise you. Just ask Camora.|
|The Mansion of E - Friday , December 2 , 2011||[[Comshaw speaks to the Council via Aurilnode. Skradt stands watch.]] / Comshaw: It's me. . . . Yes. Please tell Gavzada that her message has been delivered. What the recipient chooses to do now.. . . . Yeah. / Comshaw: Also, a message for Preznit from Root Hall: There's an Eyebolt named / Ogdoad who has gotten into a Sneech-squeezing scheme.. / Comshaw: ..and Root Hall will deal with the problem. . . . Thank you. I'm going / home now. I'll.. check in tomorrow. If we're still alive . . . Yeah. / [[He and Skradt walk away.]] / Comshaw: Just so my reputation for flawless honesty remains unbesmirched, / the very next time /you/ talk to Nevus- / Skradt: "Root Hall will deal with Ogdoad's Sneech-squeezing scheme." Check.|
|The Mansion of E - Saturday , December 3 , 2011||[[Inside Helignoll Hall.]] / Skradt: It's.. possible Carignan and Lumpen are still lurking about. / Comshaw: Who? / Skradt: The two who were here with me. Before. / [[Outline of Carignan and Lumpen facing an angry Nevus.]] / Comshaw: Is it /likely/? / Skradt: Nnoo.. they probably went home to report. Or hide from reporting. / Comshaw: That /is/ a problem we are going to have to face at some point. / Skradt: I'm going to have to face. / [[They are at Comshaw's front door.]] / Comshaw: /We/, Skradt. But for now.. here we are, unassaulted or faced with immediate moral dilemmas.|
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