Monday, 9 July 2012

Been a while so gonna take a while to get you up to speed.

First off... So what happened in the empty city. Some crazy shit is what happened.

Apparently our friend Dr. Malice says he explained the event on his blog so I'll just link that here instead of going over everything again.

Now I will however fill out what he missed.

See after his suicidal heroics actually managed to work. Holding off the Envoy for long enough for us to get out. The Dying Man lost an arm by touching The Envoy and bring the doctor into herself at the cost of her arm which was completely disintegrated. Harold and I brought his body out and he was placed back inside.

Then The Empty City committed suicide.

No, seriously.

It collapsed in on itself.

According to The Liar every part of it connected to this universe was destroyed.

She says it's reason for doing this was twofold. If The Amalgam destroy this universe they can no longer reach The Empty City from here and two by collapsing itself with The Envoy inside it has trapped it at least temporarily. This will slow The Amalgam's conquest greatly. This apparently gave us time to do something we didn't have the time to do otherwise.

and it was awesome.

We changed history. Literally!

Ok I've got to explain this. The Liar brought us to The Blind Man's Library. He was not happy to see us apparently. They both disappeared to talk so me, Harold, the kid apparently named Portnoy and Dr. Malice got to meet and greet a bit and that's how I found out about Dr. Malice's blog and did a little reading about Portnoy. Kid gets around I tell you. Anyways eventually The Liar and Blind Man returned and we were told that he had grudgingly given us permission. Permission for what she didn't say but then we were in a grove and we watched as birds flew backwards into the grove  and a crazy looking beast appeared and then the birds flew into some chained guy who unexploded and another Portnoy was watching... Fuck it everything was going backwards. We were seeing a moment in history reversed. We were told this was The Death of The Faceless Bastard. Aka The Second. The dead one who as a result meant the entire universe was screwed.

This is where she explained what we were doing.

I'll just quote her since I don't know any better way to explain it.

The Liar: "Reality is in the mind and history is in the memory. If you believe the sky is red then in your personal reality the sky is red. If everyone believes the sky is red then the sky is red. On some fundamental level the sky is still blue but as far as everyone is concerned the sky is red. However if the universe believes the sky is red then the sky is red on the very fundamental level."

Dr. Malice: "What does this have to do with what's happening"

The Liar: "I'm getting to that. We're in The Universal memory. If we change The Universe's memory we can actually change history."

Portnoy: "The universe has a memory?"

The Liar: "It has much more than that. I can't really explain this without involving a lot of stuff that would just confuse you but essentially what we refer to as a universe is more like an enormous living creature which we reside in symbiotically. We're not entirely sure what it gets out of the relationship though."

Me: "So The End is actually some form of Predator feeding on universes as prey?"

The Liar: "Essentially."

Me: "That's interesting..."

The Liar: "Anyways back to the plan-"

Dr. Malice: "We save Faceless? Therefore we have all the numbers then figure out how to stop these Amalgam?"

The Liar: "No. Faceless has to die. He has to fight Harold and the powers involved in that fight would keep us from helping him so there's no way to prevent that. Instead we're going to make sure that Faceless never becomes a number."

Portnoy: But, wait from what you've explained he became a number during our time together when we fought that thing in The Empty City.

The Liar: "Correct"

Portnoy: "Won't that create a paradox if we remove him from that? I'd have to fight that thing alone and I'd be killed and I'd never leave The City."

The Liar: "No all of that will still happen but we'll substitute in for the actions he would have done."

Portnoy: "Alright"

The Liar: "We are almost there"

Harold: "If this is akin to time travel as it seems why did we require extra time to carry out this plan?"

The Liar: "Because it's not like Time Travel. Due to the strange physical laws of The Universe the amount of time that we travel will actually have passed for us when we leave. For a short term journey like this it shouldn't be too much time. Just a few days or so a month at most."

Dr. Malice: "Feels like only a few minutes have passed"

The Liar: "That's because you're an idiot"

Dr. Malice: "... What the hell do you have against me?"

The Liar: "Well for starters-"

Portnoy: "-Guys this looks like it!"

The Liar stopped us at the moment apparently before the Emissary arrived and somehow convinced the City to let her force Faceless out of the city.

Then it arrived.

My god it was big and terrifying. The Herald was creepy but human looking, The Envoy was amorphous and weird but The Emissary is just massive and yeah terrifying. It was like a giant spider of sorts except that doesn't really do it justice. It was a giant eldritch spider with an eldritch human body and head attached to it and every part of it was intent to kill us. Oh and the damn thing bleeds out Quiet. We didn't defeat it. It just disappeared eventually and so we forced Portnoy... The past one out of the city and then left. Everything back in it's place with only a few minor differences to the time stream such as Portnoy now remembering being very confused when a bunch of people randomly appeared one of which was himself.

So now we need one more number and we can pretty much choose who we want. I had an idea and while normally I wouldn't of shown anyone this I figured since the world is ending and all.

He might be the best choice for the job.

Dying Man... Please don't kill me for this: No Gods No Masters

Friday, 15 June 2012

The hell just happened

So we ran into another random person in The City this time while traversing what I'm pretty sure was a giant bookshelf. Which was kind of fun actually. Anyways we ran into this random guy. Harold was about to shoot him but TDM stopped him and went to the guy. They talked or something I don't know and then he freaked out and started running but she grabbed his arm and then he dropped. His body convulsed a couple of times arms and legs twitching and then he started laughing which quickly became crying then he stopped and got up. He introduced himself as Dr. Malice. New Dying Man piece? Was that what TDM meant about a new ally?

Wait does that mean there were two Dying Men in one body for a bit? Damn... I wonder how that works.

Well regardless we're heading on now. For some reason we're following TDM... The new TDM... Fuck I guess I have to call them by their damn "names" now.

(Don't worry it's almost over)

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Party Member Get! Apparently...

We went to examine the body Harold shot and something weird happened. The Dying Man grabbed his knife and then just suddenly spaced out for about an hour or so just standing there. When she finally recovered she only answered our questions by saying we have a new ally then hurried us to continue so we're on the move again and TDM has started talking to herself.

I'm a little worried.

(Continuing this little tale)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Indeterminate and deadly.

So we've been traveling for a while and I've taught myself to write while moving. I am writing this as we're walking over grassy hills. They're beautiful except for one aspect. That being the body parts sticking out of the ground at random intervals.

Anyways that's not important. I've been listening to TDM and Harold conversing. Harold seems to keep accidentally calling TDM, May for some reason much to her annoyance. They've been talking almost nostalgically about someone they once knew. A nest who went by the name of The Faceless Bastard. I heard about him a few times but never really payed much attention. I know he was involved in that operation wherein I murdered The President and from what they're saying it sounds like he died during it. That's too bad. One less murderous servile monster on the planet.

Hey... apparently he was the First. I wonder who the Second is...

Oh also I still know little to nothing about Harold but I do know he's a good shot. Some random guy in a mask with a knife came running over a hill about 4 hills away and Harold just pulled a rifle out of his ass* and nailed the guy in the forehead with little to no concern.

*Not literally out of his ass of course but one second it wasn't there and the next it was.

(Back to the doc)

Monday, 11 June 2012

The Dying Man just can't catch a break.

So, I was told that preparations were complete and brought to a room. There was a door in the middle of the room and two "people" in the room. One was The Dying Man with a large scowl on her face. The other was a random human or servant who was just glaring at The Dying Man the entire time. We stood silently for a few seconds before The Dying Man sighed and began speaking. Apparently her and this man whom she said is named Harold have been chosen to go with me to make sure that we bring back our target alive. Apparently they chose her because... Actually she has no clue and neither do I. Harold was chosen to join us seemingly just to further piss off The Dying Man. I don't know maybe the other Fears just hate her for some reason. Regardless we headed into the city and immediately found ourselves in a frozen wasteland. Neither TDM or Harold seemed to mind but I immediately found it incredibly cold and so we continued on. We passed through a few other strange areas including what appeared to be an entire cityscape made of jello and are now standing in a normal city. Neither Harold or TDM seemed to require rest and both urge me to keep moving but it wouldn't be fair not to take some time to update all of you on the beginning of our journey. We'll be moving out again in a few seconds or TDM will probably smash my computer. I will probably not be posting as much unless something important happens.

(So hey this is me from the future coming back to assay a little confusion. Events here start to become a little trippy with events involving someone else so gonna have to help you get both sides of the story)
(How the doctor ended up in the city)
(Just keep reading and he'll send you back my way eventually)
(Oh and if you somehow managed to reach this point without checking out his blog gonna want to read the whole thing)
(The Whole Thing)
(Although the first few posts are kind of weird... Just saying)

Sunday, 10 June 2012

I'm fine how are you?

So I'm completely fine now. The Dying Man seems happy most likely since this means I can leave and she won't have to keep talking to me. They are currently preparing for my journey into the City.

Exposition Exposition!

So I'm almost fully recovered now and I've been talking to The Dying Man more. It seems to hate me now but was still willing to answer questions. So I asked about the Herald. Here's the conversation.

Me: So what's up with this Herald guy?

TDM: The Herald of The End is one of four creatures somewhat related to us fears. They are known collectively as The Amalgam or The End. Though calling Them The End while correct is also confusing as it is also the title of one of them. The Herald is the first. His job is to destroy all non sentient life and resources. In short he's supposed to make the entire universe like that city. He is shortly followed by The Emissary of The End and The Envoy of The End who's jobs are to destroy sentient life and any one or thing that attempts to defend the universe. After which comes The End itself. By that point it's too late for the universe.

Me: Well geez that's uplifting... So what's this whole thing about the first and second and third etc...

TDM: That's a little difficult to explain. On a most basic level the first mortals to interact with The Amalgam are considered special and threats by The Amalgam. The actual intent of these special people is unknown. None of the Amalgam's previous victims ever actually figured out their usage. We're probably not going to fare much better especially with you being one of them and the other two being dead and currently trapped in The City as stated earlier.

Me: Right. The Fears mentioned earlier that The City was at fault for The Herald being here, how?

TDM: The City brought The Emissary here to protect itself. Unintentionally bringing the attention of The Amalgam to this universe.

Me: Ahh...

TDM: Yes. We think it took the second in an attempt to make up for it but who knows.

Me: So what do you need me to do btw?

TDM: Well we kind of need you to go into the city and locate the second.

Me: Oh... Is that all? Need me to wrestle the slender man or drink a gallon of EAT while I'm at it?

TDM: Stop being an idiot for one second please. I'd already prefer to kill you and every word you say is just making it harder for me to restrain myself.

Me: You're really nice you know that?

At that she put her hand on my forehead and I fell unconscious for three hours.