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With This Ring (Young Justice SI) (Thread Fourteen)

Discussion in 'Creative Writing' started by Mr Zoat, Jan 27, 2019.

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  1. Ciber

    Ciber Making the rounds.

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    I'm not hearing a no.
    Reading one sure, but you cant trust everything you read.
     
  2. Pinklestia

    Pinklestia Experienced.

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    This, this here is why I prefer Grayven SI, he is his own Boss.
     
  3. Ardy

    Ardy Not too sore, are you?

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    Don't tell Darkseid that
     
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  4. Radix

    Radix Getting sticky.

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    And not only is Grayven his own boss, he is the boss of others. He actually nourished his own team, trained up operatives. He built up his own social circle.

    Meanwhile Paragon kind of has his acolyte oramge lanterns and the science network.
     
  5. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    You forgot that paragon also nourished his own version of the Team and that he's also one of the guys in charge of hundreds, possibly thousands, of Orange Lanterns, not just a few acolytes.
     
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  6. Lord Ernest

    Lord Ernest At the End...

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    I'm sometimes worried about the Team in the Illustres' Earth. Because the encounters themselves got hard enough to give the Illustres a bit of difficulty, what with all the exotic effects and the technology and magic that had to be implemented to counter him. And while the Team got upgraded, I'm not so certain they got upgraded enough to counter everything that is now running around on their Earth without the Illustres there to help.

    And we know what happened with the Sheeda on the Illustres' Earth, poor planet got hit hard, governments collapsing, world trade totally disrupted, who knows how many humanitarian and political crises there are, the Light still out there doing who knows what. I said it before, it gives the impression that the Illustres' Earth has like a couple billion less people than Grayven's, at this point.
     
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  7. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    I wouldn't say billions, but definitely may be a few million people shorter.
     
  8. Ciber

    Ciber Making the rounds.

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    At this point, I think there is a major difference between overall power.
    For Grayven, Grayvens fleet was a serious threat. For Paul, Grayven is a minor power worth spending maybe a day hiring.
    For Grayven, Grayven was a slightly superior in a 1v1. For Paul, Grayven would be a serious opponent, but not an equal, not a peer, more like serious in the same way that Lex Luthor is a serious threat to Superman in 1v1 combat. Yeah you could take him, but theres still a risk that he comes up with some clever trick or that defeating him requires more than you would like to give.
     
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    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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  10. Threadmarks: Sungate (part 4)
    Mr Zoat

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    11th September 2012
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    Nyiath's face remains expressionless, and over a holographic link that actually works on me. He was assigned as my point of contact after Onik's unfortunate announcement… Well. That was when he made contact; I imagine that the wheels were set in motion the moment the former abbot was given enhanced abdication.

    "A Controller who was once a Guardian is coming here."

    "Once she's done with Lord Malvolio, yes, that was what I said."

    "We haven't had a Guardian visit for quite some time."

    "Oh, you don't need to do anything special. Controller Hinon is very low maintenance. Just say something stupid once a day so that she can get her condescension ration and she's as happy as she gets."

    "I appreciate what you're trying to do, but please do not attempt humour in a situation like this. Karax is undergoing a period of social and religious upheaval such as it has not known for centuries. If we are to navigate this turbulence, we must avoid inadvertent misunderstandings."

    "Alright. Hinon acts like a crotchety grandmother who is severely disappointed with her entire line, but is actually an ancient being far beyond petty concerns like… Like just about anything you could do. She has a great many demands on her time, so in the unlikely event that she wants something from you, just make it happen as quickly and efficiently as possible and then get out of the way."

    "Will she want to address the populace?"

    "I think it vanishingly unlikely. Do you want her to address the populace?"

    "Would it help? What would she say?"

    "Probably not, no idea. Honestly, I'm surprised that she's coming here rather than just summoning me to One Six Three Four or back to Maltus."

    "I assume that she wants to look at-. Is it really a new Green Central Power Battery?"

    "It looked like one; she's the expert."

    "But what does that mean? What does any of…" He takes a moment to steady himself. "I apologise."

    "Quite alright. I'd only be concerned if you weren't."

    "Is there anything else that I need to know?"

    "Have you had a chance to read my book yet?"

    "Not yet. I've instructed some of my junior staff members to go through it."

    "Do you want a summary of the parts relating to spectrum-?"

    "No, I can't afford to be discombobulated at the moment. Those of us in positions of government authority must remain stoical for the good of all. We can have our private breakdowns later."

    "Very well. I'll get in touch when she arrives. Illustres out."

    I end the transmission, and turn back to Lantern Vode-M.

    "When was the last time a Guardian visited Karax?"

    "Shortly after the 'peace' treaty with the Spider Guild was agreed."

    "About two hundred years?" She nods. "And I imagine that they had a heavy escort-."

    Whoops. I didn't ask Hinon if she would have one.

    "You didn't ask your Controller if she would bring one."

    "I didn't. But it shouldn't matter. I doubt that she will, and even if she does, Lord Malvolio's fleet is right there."

    "Shortly after the 'peace' treaty with the Spider Guild was agreed, three Guardians came here in person."

    "Why? Why put in a personal appearance for something like that?"

    "Because it was a hard-won draw and they wanted to put in a personal appearance, perhaps."

    "Or they didn't think that the locals would accept it without their overt approval. I think that the Sector Lanterns or an Honour Guard Lantern would have done for a show of support."

    "Are you insinuating that the Guardians betrayed us?"

    "Quite the opposite. The Guardians might not have the best people skills, but they are better at understanding social dynamics than their disinterest would suggest. They didn't want mass rioting, so they openly spoke in favour of a resolution they probably weren't actually all that happy about."

    "That-"

    My ring blinks.

    "-would-."

    "Illustres."

    "Yes, I know who you are." Hinon's face appears over my ring. "Come to Lord Malvolio's flagship at once."

    "On my-" Her face disappears. "-way."

    I smile at Lantern Vode-M.

    "Looks like I'm getting called away. Do you want to join in, as much as your current rules of engagement will allow you? If nothing else, you can shuttle anyone my subordinates rescue away from the conflict zones. They can attack larger convoys together than you can on your own."

    "Yes. I shall."

    "Great. And when I get back, I'll run through everything Guy's told me about attaining enlightenment with you, see if you can work out how to make the transformation yourself. Excuse me."

    I

    step out, the glowing will beacon of Malvolio's Central Power Battery showing me where to aim by the way it drowns out local desire. I

    return to the material universe just as Malvolio and Hinon exit his burning doorway.

    "Sir, Lord Malvolio."

    Hinon ignores me, flying past me to get a better look at the Green Central Power Battery-.

    "Hinon, you're not planning on jumping ship yourself, are-?"

    "Of course not." She stares at it, floating around it slowly as Malvolio's closeness causes it to glow brighter. "Minosyss." She waves her right hand and knowledge appears in my mind. Oh for goodness sake-.

    "Its new rulers have expressed an interest in diplomatic contact, though I have no idea why. Since they come from Earth, I think it appropriate that you make the initial approach. You may want to return to your homeworld to gather a staff. I will remain here."

    "By your command."
     
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  11. Rebu

    Rebu hey, little Anna, you're the one

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    Remind me; what does green speech without green quotation marks signify? Like Vode's?
     
  12. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    I don't believe that, at all.

    If you're there then you can do that yourself.

    Ahh, the planet with the Sun Eaters.

    And Titans.

    Time to do diplomacy with ancient gods.
     
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  13. jaelin910

    jaelin910 habitual lurker

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    Mind, I assume.
     
  14. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    I think it signifies that the person is really focusing on their willpower.
     
  15. Ganurath

    Ganurath Apologizes For Nothing

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    Needs more threadmark.
     
  16. BlueMangoAdea

    BlueMangoAdea Alive. For now.

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    Hm. Who to take. Diana and Donna, given their origins. Kon worships a Titan. A magic expert?
     
  17. Chojin Patriarch

    Chojin Patriarch Veteran Lurker

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    ...Ah, for a moment I blanked on this 'announcement' Onik made. But I presume it involved the former Abbot's 'corruption' by the Yellow Ring. Yes, I rather imagine things got a little confused and concerned amongst the government then. You have my sympathy, then, my good fellow...

    Yes, I can imagine him needing a moment for it to sink in.

    No, OL, that's only for when you're around. Presumably she hopes for you be slightly better than the rest of the idiots.

    See, now that is useful advice. Indeed, she may look old and doddering, but even a few minutes will disabuse people of that notion quickly enough.

    ...I'm sorry, do you really think the planet isn't unruly enough?

    Well, since you and Malvolio's Central Lantern are basically both here... I guess it saves a trip. Not that she particularly needs to worry about travelling...

    Having, if memory serves me correctly, worked on the Orange Light Fountain with Krona? And presumably the Green Central Battery on Oa.

    Indeed. Any Karaxian not having issues with any of this would probably need to be functionally sociopathic in terms of emotional responses...

    Really, OL? Now is not the time to see if he's a fan.

    He's management, OL. He doesn't need to know things, that's what the juniors are for.

    I love that he's that blunt about this. "I don't have time to break down screaming right now. Maybe later..."

    Ah, lending their personal weight to press home that the Spider Guild should not be pulling any shit. Pity the current leadership can't keep that in mind.

    To be fair, I doubt she needs one. Anything strong enough to threaten a Maltusian would likely roll over anything less in the way.

    Wonder how many are visiting the planet right now? Given the Green Light connection...

    To swing their big political dicks, I would assume.

    But would the Spider Guild have paid attention to a treaty for long without the tacit threat of several Guardians being there?

    Well, mass rioting over the peace treaty, anyway. I bet the devout Lanternists were celebrating piously over their presence.

    ...And that will be Hinon, no doubt.

    Show some consideration, dear, he's only human, after all. He's not omniscient.

    Duty calls. I'm sure she knows how it is.

    Heh, letting her keep busy while OL's away.

    I bet the Oan Central Battery and the Orange Central battery make similar landmarks in the emotional planes...

    Probably not the first time she's experienced the realm of Will's World. Assuming that's comparable to OL's Greediport.

    Eh, she's done Green. Probably found it dull.

    Well, that's a cue to get Donna and Diana on board if nothing else. Road trip for the Team ahead, I wonder?

    Well. The factory world for the Sun-Eaters. This should be very interesting. And it's populated by the Titans of Myth, too. I presume they've recently moved in, and looking to make nice with the Controllers. I wonder if they've heard about OL's unique relationships with the Olympians yet? Should be amusing to see how they take him...
     
  18. Ngamer11

    Ngamer11 Versed in the lewd.

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    How would the Greek gods react to Paul telling them that some Titans have taken over a planet? Also, did they escape Tartarus, or are they some of the Titans who were never imprisoned in the first place or something?
     
  19. Sceptic

    Sceptic Critical Irrationalist

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    Is your wind a southerly, or a nor' easter?

    Nah, surely that makes too much sense.
     
  20. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    I think her hopes will not be fulfilled.

    This is Paul.

    Nothing us too unruly for him.

    Or just very chill.

    And so soon after renegade had his adventure with our two favorite Amazons.

    And we may be seeing some of those Titan Seeds.

    Which I'm assuming will be something like New Gods.
     
  21. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    Apparently in canon Zeus banished them to a moon across the universe, but they managed to influence an alien society to worship them.
     
  22. Vaermina

    Vaermina Versed in the lewd.

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    It's greatly amusing how Dox and now Hinon keep trying to sideline Paragon.
     
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  23. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    Extraordinary mental focus.
    Thank you, corrected.
    [mutter]It was there when I posted it.[/mutter]
     
  24. ZzzSlothzzZ

    ZzzSlothzzZ Know what you're doing yet?

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    Im voting for this guy

    Well shit
    *runs and hides*
    -shitstorm ensues-

    I like Hinon, she says what we're all thinking
     
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  25. Bud-E

    Bud-E Stand up so I can push you down

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    Wait canonically from this story the Titans are all sealed away on earth. Was there a mass breakout while Paul was away?
     
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  26. Darko

    Darko Well worn.

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    No, I don't think so.

    In the comics the Titans were banished into space by Zeus and eventually took over the planet.

    The planet where they are now was apparently some kind of nexus for dimensional travel.

    I'm thinking that maybe the Titans somehow used the nexus to spread their influence there.

    They're probably still bound in Tartarus, but Old Gods in this fic can create avatars to interact in the mortal universe, so maybe the Titans there are avatars, while their greater selfs are still trapped.
     
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    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    He's a special adviser.
    No.
     
  28. Pinklestia

    Pinklestia Experienced.

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    And has way too many bosses!

    Did he never see Office Space? Having way too many bosses is trouble because is freaking impossible to please all of them!
     
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  29. Mr Zoat

    Mr Zoat Dedicated ragequitter

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    No.
     
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    Technically OL didn't talk to Hinon at all. Dox was the one who told him Hinon was coming, and he didn't ask Dox if she was bringing an escort. But then Dox might not have known.

    Ah, the Titans of Myth on an alien world built to create and imprison Suneaters. Yes, that would- (Eyes focus on early part of the article.)

    Wait, what was that....

    Awkward! Hinon's hands are probably clean since she's been sleeping far beyond "millennia ago" but you have to wonder about the other Orange Light Controllers.
     
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