Kurashiki, Japan

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Viridia
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Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:07 pm

Slovwoman rubs her temples.

Ugh. So much alliteration. It's hard to remember why I missed you people. Shotgun's gonna do fuckall against the Sword, though. You have to approach it with perfect courage, or it will utterly annihilate your soul.
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Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:21 pm

Ryokuro puts a hand on Slovwoman's shoulder. Her eyes go wide and she's about to say something, but he cuts her off.

Trust me, I'll explain it all later. But I'm pretty sure we're gonna need you with us on this one. When it's over...if any of us survive...you can follow your own path if that's what you want, Slovwoman.
Beware, beware the Daughter of the Sea...
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Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:37 pm

Slovwoman still seems like she's in shock, staring hard into Ryokuro's eyes.

That...that's gotta be one hell of a story you need to tell me. That...wow.

She shakes her head and takes a deep breath.

All right. I'll stand with you. But no one's called me "Slovwoman" in years. The folks around here keep calling me "ao-josei," which literally means "green woman." But I go by Viridia now.
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:30 am

Cool name.
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:10 am

Ridge stumbles in soaking wet and carrying a bottle of sake.

*hic* Hey guys whhhaaats happening? *hic*
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:16 pm

Well, that's one mystery solved.
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:15 pm

All right, we have a full party, so let's do this thing.

I'm guessing the Sword is behind this door, Viridia?
Beware, beware the Daughter of the Sea...
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Viridia
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:24 pm

Yep. Yep.

Well, sometimes. It hides.

Don't ask me where it goes, or how it gets there. I haven't actually seen the damn thing in months. So I don't really know what to expect.

Viridia pulls a chain up from around her neck to reveal an ornate key. She forces it into the door with no small amount of effort, then takes a deep breath as she braces herself against the door.

Everybody get ready. And don't be a Leeroy Jenkins.

She turns the key and opens the door.
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:34 pm

Ryokuro exchanges another meaningful glance with Viridia, then slowly steps past her and across the threshold.

The room is dimly lit by a small window at the rear. As his eyes adjust, he realizes it's nothing more than a disorganized storeroom. Cluttered shelves line the walls, but there is a single, completely clean wood table in the center of the room. The table is simplistic in construction, built from a light wood and completely unvarnished.

Ryokuro puts his hand on the surface and immediately a deep, gravelly, but oddly cheerful male voice booms out:

GONNA DRESS YOU UP IN MY LOVE
ALL OVER YOUR BODY
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Viridia
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:40 pm

Viridia just stares into the room.

Um.

I know I said I didn't know what to expect, but I really didn't expect that...
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Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:54 am

Toddler, hearing a loud male voice singing, screams in abject terror, squirms out of KJB's grip (Toddlers are inherently squirmy) and crawls around a corner screaming

OGWER! OGWER!
Signatures. How quaint.
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Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:33 am

OK, I have a question... no, make that two... three questions. I have three questions.

Is that the Stovesword singing Madonna?

Can swords get drunk?

Do we have any other rational explanation, even by the Halls' very loose definition of rational?
Sometimes I believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Often my breakfast itself encompasses four of them.
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Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:43 am

Ryokuro is justifiably startled and turns to look at the crew behind him as glitter starts raining down from the ceiling.

I think we are way, way past "rational"...

The voice booms out a different set of lyrics as Ryokuro is covered in pink glitter.

Have you ever thrown a fist full of glitter in the air?
Have you ever looked fear in the face and said I just don't care?
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Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:01 am

Viridia scratches her head.

I wish I had an explanation, but I'm as in the weeds as the rest of you on this one. I've never even heard it talk since Stove left...
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Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:13 am

Ridge readies his pocket of twenty sided dice upon seeing the table.
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