Registered: Nov 2002
Guberland, The Gathering
Nicolai: "Who are you?"
"We are the ones who helped you to get a job here at the
Nicolai: "Oh. I guess I should
thank you then. It is all working out except, er, well, there
was something I came here to do. Yes, there was ...."
Regran: "Anything we can help you with?"
Nicolai: "As a matter of fact, you can. You see, as
an employee I'm not allowed to play the games myself. I'd like
you to do that for me."
Jermy: "Why is that
important? We played the games already, and won, too!"
Nicolai: "Nooooooo, you don't understand. I want
you to LOSE all the games."
Vilx: "Why would we do
Nicolai: "If you lose all the games, you get
the Capstone of Chaos. The circusmaster has been trying for
years to get rid of it. He doesn't know how important it is."
Vilx: "And you do?"
Nicolai: "When my
head is clear, I know a lot of things. I am a Prince!"
Arturchix: "Yeah, yeah. You said so before. I'm
sorry, but you don't look like a prince."
"I really am! But my world was destroyed, and I ended up here,
where I can't think straight. Please, you must believe me. I
must save my homeworld!"
Jermy: "How can you save
your world if it has already been destroyed?"
Nicolai: "With the Capstone of Chaos of course! Let
me join your party, and I will show you!"
"Join our party and go where?"
Nicolai: "Wait. I
know that one ... Yes! We must go to the sky fortress! The
Capstone of Chaos will activate the Time Gate! Oh it is clear
to me now. It was the Prophecy, you see. We knew that no-one
of our world could save it. The world, I mean. So we made
preparations. And tricked Yanmir to go to this place. Is he
still angry about that?"
Arturchix: "We killed
Jermy: "He sure was angry."
Nicolai: "Who was? Oh, it doesn't matter. Boy! I
had to wait so long for someone like you to turn up."
Vilx: "Someone like us?"
yes. Someone with an incomplete Writ."
"What do you know about our Writ?"
just that the rest of it is on my homeworld. Or was. It all
gets blurry again in my mind. Come! Be nice and play the games
for me, while I get my things."
Are you going to
help Nicolai? Is he really a prince, like he says? He still
sounds very confused. How could that weird Capstone help save
a world that was already destroyed? What world? Is it worth
losing your reputation over? What is a Time Gate? And what
prophecy is he babbling about? If Nicolai is to join the
party, you lose Tamur Leng.
If you have no
feet, don't walk on fire.