I know we are sorely close to the Ichor-Slay
And should be finessing the more tertiary strategies
But I want to change tact
What's the suggestion?
I’ve received nascent intel
The new priority must be to assassinate Astesh
How could that runt be worth any of our strategy
They’ll be far out on the southern pole; he’s deputy
Behind cordons of Symbolic
Indeed, it'd be the riskiest mission
They are worthless fighters
You will both easily break through the ranks
But even so, all this energy to kill a word-splurter?
What happened to House Void being our primary enemy
What do you mean "both"?
I am tasking you both with this important mission
We have so many other brawny Triads at our disposal
That could do the job
Surely we would be best served by your side, enacting strategy and commands??
You are not scared of shedding ichor, are you?
Of course we aren’t
This is not about our pride, it’s about priorities
This is very un-you, Veros, to simply switch to a reckless plan
I am disappointed you both have so little faith
After so long following my aims of grandeur
Your aims of grandeur are grand and all when they make sense!
I am Leader of House Power, so it will be so
It is not, but fine
What is this ":intel" you speak of?
O, no matter of that
I think fucking otherwise if we’re to risk our lives for an oh-so-knowledgeable stranger!
He knows the whirrs of House Symbolic well, and knows Astesh is a furious danger
We think of his words as meaningless now, but they will climb flame-like if we let them
I find it ridiculous to believe Astesh speaks more than naïve bullshit
You both better not turn against me, I hope?
Well of course not
But we want to know why we stay
Because I am the future God of War, that’s why
That is that, amen upon amen, end-of
I must prepare my molten broadsword
I am excited to brandish it for this exam
Did he say “of War”
Did our leader glug an entire keg of ambrosia
In the seconds between our last chat and this one
Is that why he has become so eminently fucked
It is really perverse and concerning
I don’t know what to do
If we stick to the original plan, then it’s pronounced as a schism, and the House could break down mid-battle
But if we follow our Leader’s orders...
Then we could perish
Maybe we just require faith
That could get us over to victory
But I’m sceptical nevertheless
But we continue despite it all, I suppose
Suppose all you want
I’m going to do some digging
I’ll find this “intel”, even if the search exhausts me to quantum foam