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[Event] The King commands and the people obey
2023.05.28 12:57 Vanguard_CK3 [Event] The King commands and the people obey
While sitting on the Royal Throne
, King Ageel gestures for the Guards to open the doors of the hall. A stream of people file in, some lining up in front of the King while others move out of the way so that they can simply observe the proceedings. After a few minutes, all movement in the chamber has ceased. All faces turn towards the King expectantly.
In front of the King, there lines up 5 petitioners lined up in an orderly row. They await the King to call on then. His Majesty gestures for the first in line to approach.
Sheikh Rashid Hamdan, a tribal chief who has extensive experience in mediating conflicts and maintaining relationships with various tribal leaders in the region of Tihama. He has approached the King to address a growing dispute between two rival tribes over grazing rights in a border region.
"Your Majesty, I bring to your attention the escalating tensions between the Abas and Marwan tribes. They are in dispute over grazing lands in their respective territories, it has been reported that the situation has escalated into violence. I urge you to intervene and find a resolution to prevent further bloodshed and maintain tribal harmony."
"Sheikh Rashid, investigate the underlying causes of the dispute. I suggest that you seek the guidance of respected religious scholars to mediate between the two tribes. We must emphasize the importance of unity in Islam and the need for forgiveness and reconciliation. Remind them of the Prophet's teachings on resolving conflicts peacefully. Uncover any external influences or hidden agendas that may be fueling the conflict. Use the information to leverage negotiations and bring the rival tribes to a fair and just agreement."
Next in line is Abdullah Al-Farsi, a diligent and detail-oriented clerk from Sana'a bearing the responsibility for managing official documents and records. Abdullah approaches the King to present a list of pending administrative tasks requiring the King's attention.
"Your Majesty, I humbly submit a list of pending administrative matters that require your approval and guidance. These include land allocations, legal disputes, and bureaucratic procedures."
"Abdullah, prioritize the tasks based on their importance and expedite the necessary paperwork to ensure efficient governance. Collaborate with the Ministry of Interior to address any legal disputes. After which you must notify the appropriate authorities to enforce law and order and ensure swift resolutions to any pending matters. You are also required to investigate any bureaucratic inefficiencies and propose reforms to streamline our administrative processes."
Soon after, Jokha al Raymi, a highly educated and dedicated academic who was recently appointed as the Minister of Education steps forward to propose reforms.
"Your Majesty, I bring to your attention the state of our education system. It requires immediate attention and reform. Our schools lack resources, trained teachers, and access to quality education. I have prepared a plan for improvement, and I seek your support and guidance."
"Jokha, implement your proposed reforms with a focus on allocating sufficient funds for educational infrastructure, teacher training, and student scholarships. Let our educational institutions instill values that uphold our Islamic principles and foster a sense of unity among our students. Education is the key to our nation's future. collaborate with international organizations and friendly countries to exchange knowledge and expertise. Let us establish partnerships to uplift our education system. Prioritize vocational training and skills development to address the needs of our workforce. Let us equip our youth with the practical skills required for economic growth, infusing moral and ethical teachings in our education curriculum. Investigate any corruption or mismanagement within the Ministry of Education. Weed out those who hinder progress and ensure that educational resources reach the students who need them the most."
The Minister of Health, Dr. Qassem Mohamed is a renowned physician known for her expertise in public health and dedication to improving healthcare services. Dr. Qassem pproaches the King to discuss the pressing healthcare issues in the kingdom.
"Your Majesty, our healthcare system is strained, and the well-being of our people is at stake. We need to address the lack of medical facilities, shortage of doctors, and the growing burden of diseases."
"Dr. Qassem, you must first collaborate with religious leaders to raise awareness about healthcare practices aligned with Islamic teachings. Emphasize the importance of health and hygiene as integral parts of our faith. After then we wi allocate funds to build more hospitals and clinics, recruit and train medical professionals, and ensure the availability of essential medications and equipment. You will also seek collaborations with foreign healthcare organizations to bring in advanced medical technologies, establish medical research centers, and foster knowledge exchange to enhance our healthcare capabilities. Most importantly, the Ministry will establish mobile medical units to reach remote areas, prioritize public health campaigns, and invest in preventive care to reduce the burden of diseases."
Last in line we have Haifa Al-Houthi, a skilled administrator and trusted advisor to the King. She is known for her organizational abilities and keen financial acumen. Amira approaches the King to discuss the kingdom's economic development plans and the allocation of resources.
"Your Majesty, I present to you the first draft of the proposed economic development plan for the kingdom. It outlines our strategies for infrastructure, trade, and revenue generation."
"Haifa will need to create a yearly budget and work together with all branches of government to ensure continuity of state affairs. Collaborate with our foreign counterparts to attract investments and foster trade partnerships that can fuel our economic growth. let us ensure our economic endeavors align with our religious values of fairness, justice, and providing opportunities for all."
As the petition line comes to an end, and the courtiers are dismissed, the heir to the Kingdom approaches Haifa to discuss a matter of utmost urgency....
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2023.05.28 11:28 glarandriashn Trading royale high diamonds for adopt me pets!
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Trading 120, 000 diamonds and some good adds for good pets in adopt me! needs to be lvl 75 to be able to trade
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Trading 120, 000 diamonds and good adds for good pets in adopt me! needs to be lvl 75 in royale high to be able to trade
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2023.05.28 09:17 liumji Anyone got a High resolution file of Kim's portrait?
You already know I'm gonna print it out an frame it lol. Thanks.
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2023.05.28 00:08 kayenano The Villainess Is An SS+ Rank Adventurer: Chapter 88
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Juliette Contzen is a lazy, good-for-nothing princess. Overshadowed by her siblings, she's left with little to do but nap, read … and occasionally cut the falling raindrops with her sword. Spotted one day by an astonished adventurer, he insists on grading Juliette's swordsmanship, then promptly has a mental breakdown at the result.
Soon after, Juliette is given the news that her kingdom is on the brink of bankruptcy. At threat of being married off, the lazy princess vows to do whatever it takes to maintain her current lifestyle, and taking matters into her own hands, escapes in the middle of the night in order to restore her kingdom's finances.
Tags: Comedy, Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Copious Ohohohohos.
Chapter 88: Noughts And Crosses
Everything told me that I'd misheard. Badly.
Sword saint or not, she was clearly a commoner, and so spoke a language barely two steps evolved from cave paintings.
After all, there was simply no perceivable scenario in which she would admit, with a smile no less, to having committed tax evasion and burglary against the Royal Treasury! That was patently absurd. To commit even the lowest offence against the royal family was a high crime—and burglary could never be described as low.
Yes, of course.
This had been an exceptionally tiring few days. Clearly, the amount of words my delicate ears had been subjected to by criminals, nobility and criminal nobility had damaged my hearing faculties. And then there was the smell. It was awful. Cows and peasants everywhere.
I needed to rest. Desperately. The very first high-quality lodgings I came across, I would stay in. No more being fussy because I didn't like the colour of the roof tiles. As long as the room was fully furnished, came with ample amenities, a large bathtub and 24 hour room service, I was willing to stay even in Aquina.
For the sake of my health, I needed to be flexible with my standards—at least for one night. Tomorrow would adhere to a different standard, but for now, I could force myself to contend with the smell of this farmyard duchy.
Indeed, I was already used to it.
Even the worst of livestock barely surpassed the stench of what I'd suffered in the royal capital. That'd been appalling. Spilled food, vomit and the perfume of nobility. Though no blade struck me, I hadn't come out of that debacle unscathed. I was likely suffering from a host of ailments.
The biggest, of course, being the brain rot that was causing me to interpret entire sentences incorrectly.
And so, I offered a beautiful smile—all the while I gripped Starlight Grace in my hand.
“My apologies,” I said to the Snow Dancer. “You will have to repeat that. Slowly. I believe I grossly misheard you when you claimed to fail in your payment of taxes to the Royal Treasury, and that you also burgle from it.”
The elven woman took a few minute steps away, the sword twirling imposingly in her hand … just before she turned, kneeled and began drawing noughts and crosses into the snow with the tip.
I watched as she played a match against herself.
She lost. Somehow.
“Nope, that's what I said,” she replied with a carefree shrug.
And thus—my smile creaked.
“Could you perhaps reword it, at least, but with slightly less treason?”
“I'm not sure I can, since it wasn't treason. It was grand larceny. I checked.”
“The definition is highly flexible. And by that, I mean determined solely by me. What did you steal?”
Ophelia blinked at me in puzzlement.
I rolled my eyes.
“From the Royal Treasury
“Oh. That. I can't remember. It wasn't important. Probably a painting or something.”
“A painting? You stole a painting
I was appalled.
The Royal Treasury only held items of immense value. Treasures which preceded generations of our family. Any portrait held there would be worth more than all the gold crowns lying beneath it.
Ophelia thought for a moment.
“Old guy. Fluffy white beard. Wore a tea towel on his head.”
Suddenly, I felt my breath catch in my throat.
“Describe the tea towel,” I said at once.
Ophelia hummed at her next game of noughts and crosses.
“Blue and white. Checkered. With a squiggly flower in the middle.”
My hand covered my mouth as I immediately recalled the oil painting in my mind. The Man With The Tea Towel
. A highly distinct work of modern impressionism, interpreting my great-great-grandfather, King Reginald the Bald at his prime.
It came all too easily to me.
After all … I was the one who painted it!
“That's what you stole?!”
“I think so. But hey, in my treasonous defence, it was the only thing I took. Honestly, I just wanted to peek around. I wasn't planning on grabbing anything. Maybe.”
My hand shook against my mouth.
I … I couldn't believe it … The Snow Dancer had stolen the first ever painting I'd deemed worthy enough to show my mother and father?! A cherished and storied part of my own personal history?!
I was absolutely horrified.
Why, I'd ordered it destroyed!
Who interceded?! That painting wasn't even worthy enough to be used as a carpet! That it was sent to the Royal Treasury is a humiliation! Who betrayed me?! Was it the servants?! The guards?! Heads would roll for this!
“Of all the riches laden in the Royal Treasury, you stole that
“Yeah. Why? Was it expensive?”
“It … well, in a manner of speaking, yes! But why not a storied tiara?! An ancient tome of forbidden spells?! Why did you have to steal a work of sheer inadequacy which demonstrated only a naive ignorance of colours?!”
“I liked the tea towel. It was cute.”
I almost vomited on the spot.
Painting that tea towel ensured I'd entered the world of fine art at its lowest rung! And now I knew that somewhere in the world, my crimes against modern impressionism were visible to all!
“What … What happened to it … ?” I asked, my voice dry as sand. “Did you … Did you sell it … is it now halfway across the continent … in a gallery to be mocked and scorned at … ?”
“That's very unlikely. After all, chopping wood for kindling is sort of a pain and I like the scent of oil canvases. You know, when they're on fire.”
“You burned the painting?!”
“Yeah.” She paused. “My bad.”
My entire body relaxed.
Despite the unrelenting chill in this frozen chamber, I felt nothing but searing relief burning inside me. Had I decided to drop down and roll against the snow, I was certain that billowing steam would engulf us all.
“You … You have committed a terrible and permanent … it was permanent, yes … ?”
“Really permanent. The charred ash isn't even there anymore.”
“Then, you've committed a permanent and irreversible crime against this kingdom! Why, without that ghastly painting, filled with anatomy errors and depth mistakes, the kingdom will be a happier, but culturally worse off place!”
For a moment, overwhelming gratitude filled my heart.
… And then I remembered she'd broken into the Royal Treasury, evaded taxes and assisted in the planned secession of Aquina!
“Snow Dancer,” I said, wiping off the lines of relief from my face. “I believe it's time you paid the Royal Treasury another visit.”
“Oh? But I've already looked inside. Has it changed much in the past few years?”
“Considerably. But you can assist in returning it to its former state.”
Indeed … it was time to calculate the vast financial repayment plan that the Snow Dancer would momentarily be signing in order to enter a life of crippling destitution and inescapable poverty.
“You will repay every crown that is owed,” I said, kneeling down beside her to join the new noughts and crosses game she'd marked in the snow. “You're in arrears. An unfortunate, but easily repairable set of circumstances.”
“Now that does sound serious. Also, are you noughts or crosses?”
“Crosses,” I said, as I promptly took the first turn. I poked a cross directly in the centre with my sword. “And fortunately for you, I have experience in dictating unreasonable financial repayment plans. I care not whether you are a sword saint evading taxes or a servant spilling wine. Your debt will be repaid. In full. And on time. The matter of you aiding the Duke will be handled separately.”
The Snow Dancer frowned as she battled out her next series of defensive noughts against my aggressive crosses. A draw.
She ruffled the snow and instantly drew a new game for us.
“Ouch. That's a lot to look forward to.”
“It is. But you may begin with your atonement to the Royal Treasury. I require a concise list of all your properties and assets.”
“I have a cottage, a pond and two ducks.”
I tapped my foot, waiting for her to continue.
“How could that be it? You're a sword saint, yet you live like a peasant in squalor?”
Ophelia looked genuinely offended. But not offended enough for me not to notice her cheating by scrubbing one of my crosses away. I clearly and deliberately remarked it with my sword.
“That cottage, pond and two ducks is all I need. It's homely and comfortable. Despite what everyone else says, I'm extremely content with what I have. So what if it's not big enough to raise a family in? It's big enough for friends. And I have lots of friends. In fact, I have too many. I have to keep my door locked all day, otherwise friends will just keep wandering inside.”
The elven woman suddenly began poking her noughts harder into the snow.
I peeled away ever so slightly.
“Y-Yes … well, be that as it may, you have more than your meagre … cottage
to offer the Royal Treasury. You've failed to include the sizable asset in your hand.”
Ophelia lifted the tip of her sword away from the latest nought she drew.
“Oh, this thing?”
“Yes, that thing. I imagine an elven sword with a sapphire pommel will prove a suitable start to your long journey of reparations.”
“You think so? Well, in that case, sure! It's all yours.”
The Snow Dancer smiled—without moving, offering or presenting the sword in her hand for my collection.
“By that,” she continued, eyes brimming with enthusiasm, “I mean that you're going to have to take it from me, although I don't think that's very likely. I saw you dodge all those traps. You're fast. Really, really
fast. And fast equals potential. And I love
potential. But there's no way you could come close to beating someone like me in an actual fight. And the thought of murdering you is such a waste. I've waited literal years
for someone interesting to pop up. So here's the deal! We make it exciting. You open that vault and I'll stop you like I'm … probably
supposed to? Then, once you horribly and painfully lose, I'll recommend some teachers so you can have an epic training arc in the mountains! I'll throw in a few ominous appearances and string you along with a few high level goons. Once you're strong enough to beat me, we can have an actual showdown with my sword and A-rank title on the line. It'll be amazing!”
A long moment of silence passed.
Eventually, I offered a smile as pure as the snow around us—which given that it was now the tomb for dozens of frozen guards, wasn't pure in the slightest.
And that's fine.
Because someone who was now openly mocking me for the way I handled Aquina's slow, rusty traps deserved no less.
“Ohohoh … a truly colourful suggestion. However, I'd like to propose an alternative.”
“Oh? What's that?”
Casually pointing Starlight Grace across my lap, I aimed it directly at Ophelia's undefended side.
For a single moment, I saw a pair of blue eyes looking down at the gathering wind at the tip of my sword. Pwooooomph.
That sight was replaced by an explosion of snow.
I coughed, my entire vision filled by a blanket of white as the very chamber groaned around me. A thick plume of snowfall instantly covered me, and yet even in that white haze, I could see the giant hole in the snowy ground where an elven sword saint now lay buried.
Towards the empty space where my opponent had just been kneeling, I raised my hand to my lips and cackled.
“Ohohohohohohohohhohoho! You fool! Did you believe me as prone to flights of fancy as you? While idly playing lockpicker and games in the snow, I was waiting for an opportunity to take you unawares!”
Naturally, I was under no allusions as to the grave threat this, frankly, bizarre elven woman posed to the kingdom!
She was most certainly no wandering wisp here to assist me in breaking open Aquina's vault for fun! She had her own ploys and schemes, and acted under the orders of the very Duke whose castle I was now taxing!
Indeed, I was merely waiting, prowling, my intentions meticulously hidden like a panther in the shadows—and when I spied my chance, I seized it without hesitation!
Because what I failed to mention to the Snow Dancer was that she would have to commit to her financial repayment plan while in prison!
To the side, I heard applause as Coppelia congratulated me from behind what was now a rather impressive snow castle.
“Such an underhanded attack!” she said, smiling broadly from above a parapet. “You waited until her eyes were sparkling! She never saw it coming!”
I smiled, accepting the compliment in full.
Why, it could be nothing else! I had just achieved a stunning victory over an A-rank sword saint in a single strike!
Was it chivalrous? No. Did I care? More no.
Because history was written by the victors, and as far as anyone outside this chamber was concerned, I'd defeated the Snow Dancer in honourable combat!
“Ohohohoho! Behold! Being A-rank clearly doesn't extend to superior intellect! Because even if she's greater at swordplay, I'm greater at machinations!”
Coppelia smiled lazily at me, her arms leaning atop the walls of her castle.
“The pen is mightier than the sword, huh?~”
“No, Coppelia. The sword is mightier than the sword which isn't facing the right direction … ohohohohoho!”
My obstacle removed, I pointed at the vault.
“The way now is clear! I've no doubt that the Snow Dancer was present for the sole purpose of hindering our passage, whatever her playfulness might suggest.”
“Probably,” replied my future handmaiden, who for some reason still wasn't moving from her castle. “I mean, if she did want to stop us, that'd be a problem. A-rank sword saints are something special.”
I quietly laughed, trying my best not to inhale the snow.
“Why, A-rank is merely a title. And as princess, I outrank them all. Should any foe present themselves to me, I'll dispatch them as readily as I would a jester at court!”
All the while, she started piling on another layer on her snow wall.
“The thing is, A-rank sword saints aren't just really tough. They're silly
tough. I bet they could even take a [Ball Of Doom] to the face and still survive.”
“To the face
I was horrified.
I could punt fruit slimes over 100 metres! Why, even if someone survived being struck in the face, then no healer could repair the damage to their hair. It'd be permanently frizzled!
Nobody would want to live after that!
“Mmh. They're nuts that way.” Coppelia peeked over her wall. “Did
you hit her in the face, by any chance?”
I pursed my lips.
After which, I turned around to view the hole being covered by the falling snow.
Nothing could be seen.
I waited a few moments more, then happily began chalking defeating a sword saint on my grand list of achievements—all the way until an echoing voice dampened my sense of satisfaction.
“See the truth amidst the falling snow, burning steps beneath the stars.”
I swept Starlight Grace towards where the Snow Dancer had been blown away.
“Snow Helix Form, 5th Stance
… [Butterfly Horizon].”
I heard the voice from behind me instead.
Glancing past my shoulder, I witnessed the beautiful smile of an elven sword saint as she blinked into existence, her expression filled with simple, childish, murderous joy. And then I saw the elven sword gleaming as it absorbed the falling snow.
The sword which was now sweeping towards my neck.
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2023.05.27 23:47 RedFox938 [CA][US][Selling] Almost 1000 volumes to go! Ultimate Muscle, Lone Wolf & Cub, Excel Saga, Initial D, Haganai, Kimagure Orange Road, Magi, Umineko, Lady Snowblood + lots more. Shojo too - The Heart of Thomas, The Wallflower, CLAMP books, Kitchen Princess, Itazura na Kiss, CMX releases
Hi! I made a post earlier this week about starting to organize and clear out what I've been
collecting over the years... many, many hours later, I've sorted through my stash & have just under 1000 books I want to get rid of in the first cull!
I can ship from Canada or the US - all prices are in USD
- US shipping is $5 or free for orders over $100
- Canada shipping is actual shipping cost (please ask for quote - probably $15+). For orders over $100, I will provide a discount equal to free US shipping for the same order
I'd prefer not to split some sets but will consider it depending on what you're looking for, definitely willing to negotiate on price if buying multiples!
I'm still new to selling here, so if there's anything I missed or that seems out to lunch please just let me know :D
All orders will be shipped out on Monday - I leave for a work trip Tuesday afternoon so won't take any orders I can't ship before then & will put the post back up again when I'm back the next week!
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|Title ||Volume ||# of Vols ||Price ||Total for All Volumes ||Comments |
|A Certain Magical Index (Novel) ||3, 5, 9 ||3 ||V3 & 9 - $9, V5 - $35 ||$44 ||V3 - G4 has a small rip on the back cover, V5&9 - G5 |
|Bleach: Can't Fear Your Own World (Novel) ||1-2 ||2 ||$11 ||$22 ||G4 - small sticker residue on back |
|Blood+ (Light Novel) ||3-4 ||3 ||V3 - $20, V4 - $80 ||$100 ||V3 - G3 light shelf wear, V4 - G2 creases on front and back cover in corners, dirty scuffs on bottom & side |
|Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion LN ||2 ||1 ||$20 ||$20 ||G4 |
|Dirty Pair (Novels) ||1-2 ||2 ||$30 ||$60 ||G4 |
|Final Fantasy VII - The Kids Are Alright ||1 ||1 ||$9 ||$9 ||G3 |
|How A Realist Hero Rebuilt The Kingdom ||1-2, 6-9, 11 ||7 ||$8 ||$56 ||Remainder marks (except V6/V7) |
|Katanagatari (hardcover) ||4 ||1 || ||10 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Monogatari Box Sets (Novel) ||1-3 ||3 ||$55 ||$165 ||G4 - Opened but never read |
|Overlord (Novel) ||1-12 ||12 ||$13 ||$156 ||G5 - sealed |
|Sword Art Online Platinum Collector's Edition (Novel) ||1 ||1 ||$125 ||$125 ||G5 - sealed |
|The Ancient Magus' Bride LN ||The Silver Yarn ||1 ||$7 ||$7 ||G4 remainder mark |
|The Notenki Memoirs: Studio Gainax and the Men Who Created Evangelion ||1 ||1 ||$90 ||$90 ||G4 |
|The NPCs in This Village Sim Game Must be Real LN ||1-3 ||3 ||$8 ||$24 ||Remainder marks |
|Vampire Hunter D (Novel Omnibus) ||1 ||1 ||$12 ||$12 ||G4 - Remainder mark |
|Vampire Hunter D (Novel) ||16, 18-23, 25-29 ||12 ||V29 - $200, V28 - $200, V27 - $100, V26 - $50, V25 - $40, V23 - $40, V22 - $20, V21 - $70, V20 - $80, V19 - $30, V18 - $70, V16 - $15 ||$915 ||($850 for all Vols + Omni) V27-29 - G4, V26 - G3 some dings, UPC sticker on back & remainder mark, V22-25 - G3 dent on top of front cover for all, V20-21 - G4, V18-19- G3 light shelf wear, V16 - G4 |
|Voices of a Distant Star (LN) ||1 ||1 ||$9 ||$9 ||Remainder marks |
|Title ||Volume ||# of Vols ||Price ||Total for All Volumes ||Comments |
|A Certain Magical Index (Manga) ||2 ||1 ||35 ||$35 ||G4/5 |
|A Certain Scientific Railgun ||5-8, 16 ||5 ||V5-8 - $20, V16 - $8 ||$88 ||V5-8 - G4/G5, V16 - G4 remainder mark |
|A Silent Voice ||1-5 ||5 ||6 ||$30 ||G4/G5 |
|Ace Attorney: Miles Edgeworth Investigations ||2-4 ||3 || ||$140 ||G4 light yellowing on top |
|Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright - Official Casebook ||1-2 ||2 ||25 ||$50 ||G3/G4 - light shelf wear |
|Ace Attorrney: Phoenix Wright ||1 ||1 ||15 ||$15 ||G3/G4 - Price sticker on back cover, ding on top of spine |
|Apocalypse Meow ||1-2 ||2 ||25 ||$50 ||G4 |
|Aqua ||1-2 ||2 ||15 ||$30 ||G3/G4 - sticker residue on front cover, small price sticker on inside of front cover |
|As Miss Beelzebub Likes ||1-2 ||2 ||V1 - $25, V2 - $8 ||$32 ||V1 - G5, V2 - G3 dent in back cover on bottom |
|Astra Lost in Space ||1-5 ||5 ||6 ||$30 ||G3/G4 - V3-4 have smudges/dirt on the left side of the bottom |
|Beauty & the Feast ||1-2 ||2 ||$8.00 ||$16 ||Remainder mark on V1 |
|Beauty and the Beast of Paradise Lost ||1-4 ||4 ||8 ||$32 ||G4/G5 |
|Berserk of Gluttony (Manga) ||1-5 ||5 ||7 ||$35 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Bite Maker ||1, 3 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Black Clover ||1-29 ||29 || ||$170 ||G5 |
|Black God ||1-19 ||19 || ||$225 ||G3/4 - V9-19 have yellowing, V1 has a small slice across the spine. |
|Bleach ||1-74, Colours ||75 || ||$425 ||G5 |
|Bride of Deimos ||4-5 ||2 ||20 ||$40 ||G3/G4 some yellowing, ding on corner of front cover |
|Call to Adventure! Defeating Dungeons With a Skill Board ||1-4 ||4 ||$7 ||$28 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Cat Massage Therapy ||1-2 ||2 ||9 ||$18 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Chillin in Another World with Level 2 Super Cheat Powers ||1-2 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Chronicles of an Aristocrat: Reborn in Another World ||1-3 ||3 ||$7 ||$21 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Cirque Du Freak ||1-9 ||9 ||10 ||$90 ||G3/G4 - light shelf wear, light yellowing on top of some volumes |
|CLAMP - Angelic Layer ||1, 3 ||2 || ||$10 ||G4 |
|CLAMP - Clover (singles) ||2 ||1 ||$6 ||$6 ||G3/G4 - knicks on slipcover. Binding loosening on first/last page |
|CLAMP - Drug & Drop ||1-2 ||2 || ||$60 ||G4 |
|CLAMP - Kobato ||6 ||1 || ||$60 ||G4 some yellowing |
|CLAMP - Legal Drug Omnibus ||1 ||1 ||15 ||$15 ||G3 |
|CLAMP - Miyuki-Chan in Wonderland ||One Shot ||1 ||15 ||$15 ||G4 - sticker residue on back & front cover |
|CLAMP - The One I Love ||1 ||1 ||20 ||$20 ||G3/G4 - crease on edge of back cover |
|CLAMP - Tokyo Babylon (omnibus) ||1-2 ||2 || ||$120 ||G3 - V2 has a rip taken out of bottom of front cover |
|CLAMP - Tokyo Babylon (singles) ||1-2 ||2 ||10 ||$20 ||G3 - light shelf wear. V2 small crease on front cover & bottom of spine |
|CLAMP - Wish (singles) ||1-4 ||4 || ||$20 ||V1-2 - G2 name written on inside of cover, worn, V3-4 - G3 V3 has security sticker on inside of front cover |
|CLAMP - Wish Omnibus ||1 ||1 ||35 ||$35 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Classroom of the Elite ||1 ||1 ||$8 ||$8 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Manga ||1-2 ||2 ||V1 - $10, V2 - $25 ||$35 ||G4 - light shelf wear |
|Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally ||1-3 ||3 ||V1 - $15, V2/3 - $20 ||$50 ||G4/G5 - V1 has light yellowing on top, light shelf wear. V2/3 are new |
|Cosmo Familia ||1-3 ||3 ||$7 ||$21 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Count Fujiwara's Suffering ||1 ||1 ||15 ||$15 ||G3/G4 small rip on top of back cover |
|Crying Freeman ||1-5 ||5 || ||$200 ||G4 - all new & sealed. All have yellowing on top, V4 has yellowing on bottom. Some vols have small tears in the seal |
|Cutie and the Beast ||1, 3 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||Remainder marks, except V3 |
|Densha Otoko ||1-3 ||3 || ||$30 ||G3/G4. CMX releases |
|Drugstore in Another World: The Slow Life of a Cheat Pharmacist ||1-4 ||4 ||$7 ||$28 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Dungeon Dive Aim for the Deepest Level ||1 ||1 ||$7 ||$7 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Edens Zero ||1-2 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 || |
|Eromanga Sensei ||1 ||1 ||8 ||$8 ||G5 |
|ES Eternal Sabbath ||1-4, 6-8 ||7 || ||$125 ||G4 - V1 has yellowing on all sides & light shelf wear, other vols have some yellowing on top. (Missing V5) |
|Excel Saga ||12, 17-24, 27 ||10 ||V12 - $10, V17-19 - $25, V20-21 - $30, V22-25 - $35, V27 - $45 ||$330 ||G4/G5 - light yellowing on some vols |
|Exo-Drive Reincarnation Games ||1-2 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Failure Frame ||1-2 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Fire Investigator Nanase ||1, 3-4 ||3 ||V1 & V3 - $10, V4 - $20 ||$40 ||G3/G4 some yellowing |
|Flame of Recca ||1, 4, 7-8, 11, 13-15, 20 ||9 ||5 ||$45 ||G3 yellowing |
|Fragtime Omnibus ||One Shot ||1 ||$12 ||$12 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Freezing (Omnibus) ||1-4, 19-20 ||3 ||V1-2 - $80, V3-4 - $35, V19-20 - $60 ||$195 ||G4 - some yellowing on top |
|From Eroica With Love ||15 ||1 ||20 ||$20 ||G4 some yellowing |
|Full Metal Alchemist ||1-19, 22-23, 25 ||22 ||5-6 ||$110 ||V1-8 - G2 early volumes are rough, V9-10 - G4, V11+ - G4/G5 |
|GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class ||2-6 ||5 ||V3-5 - $8, V2 & V6 - $25 ||$74 ||G4 - V2, 4-6 have remainder mark |
|Gankutsuou ||1 ||1 ||10 ||$10 ||G3 some yellowing |
|Gente ||1-3 ||3 ||$8 ||$24 || |
|Grenadier ||1-2, 4-5, 7 ||5 ||10 ||$70 ||V1-2 G3 some yellowing & remainder marks, V4-5 & V7 - G4 |
|Gunsmith Cats Burst ||3-4 ||2 ||45 ||$90 ||G5 - sealed. Some yellowing on top of V4 |
|Haganai ||3-9, 11-14 ||10 ||V3-5 - $8, V6 - $20, V7 - $8, V8-9 - $20, V11-12 -$20, V13 - $10, V14 - $20 ||$162 ||V3 - G3 price sticker on back cover, V7 - G3 remainder dot and sticker residue on front & back cover, V13-14 have some sunfading on spine, all other vols are G3/4 with some yellowing |
|Happy Kanako's Killer Life ||1-4 ||4 ||9 ||$36 ||G4/G5 - V1 & V3 have remainder marks |
|Haru's Curse ||1 ||1 ||10 ||$10 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Hatskune Miku: Rin-Chan Now! ||1-4 ||4 ||7 ||$28 ||G4 - V1 has a small crease on top left corner of front cover |
|Hell Girl ||6-9 ||2 ||V6 - $35, V7/8/9 - $125 ||$160 ||G4 - light shelf wear. Security tag on inside of back cover |
|High School Girls ||1-4 ||4 ||7 ||$28 ||G3/G4 yellowing |
|Himouto Umaru-Chan ||1-2, 4, 10-12 ||6 ||8 ||$48 ||G4 remainder marks |
|How Not To Summon A Demon Lord ||1-2, 6, 9, 11-12 ||6 ||$7 ||$42 ||Remainder marks, except V1 & V2 |
|Hungry For You: Endo Yasuko Stalks the Night ||1 ||1 ||8 ||$8 ||G4 |
|I am a Cat Barista ||1-2 ||2 ||9 ||$18 ||G4 remainder mark |
|I Got Caught Up In A Hero Summons ||1-2 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|I Hate You More Than Anyone! ||8-9 ||2 ||V8 - $20, V9 - $30 ||$50 ||G4 |
|I'm A Wolf But My Boss Is A Sheep ||1 ||1 ||$7 ||$7 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Immortal Hounds ||1-6 ||6 ||8 ||$48 ||G4/G5 |
|Initial D ||1-6 ||6 ||V1 - $35, V2-4 - $25, V5/6 - $15 ||$130 ||G4 - V3 & 6 have yellowing on top. Small scuffs on spine V2 & V6. V1-3 small Tokyopop logo, V4-6 large red Tokyopop logo. |
|Into the Deepest Most Unknowable Dungeon ||1 ||1 ||9 ||$9 ||g5 sealed |
|Is This a Zombie!? ||2-8 ||7 || ||$120 ||G4/G5 - V2 has some yellowing, all others new & sealed |
|Itazura Na Kiss ||1, 5, 7-9 ||5 ||V1 - $20, V5 - $30, V7 - $30, V8 - $10, V9 - $20 ||$110 ||V1 - G3 bend in top corner of front cover & yellowing, rest of volumes G4/G5, V7-9 sealed |
|Itsuwaribito ||1, 3, 5-8, 11-12-, 15, 21 ||10 || ||$90 ||G3/4 - earlier volumes have yellowing on top |
|Judge ||1-5 ||5 || ||$60 ||G3/G4 |
|Junko Mizuno's Hansel & Gretel ||One Shot ||1 ||15 ||$15 ||G4 - some yellowing |
|K-On! College ||1 ||1 || ||$50 ||G4 |
|Kageki Shojo: The Curtain Rises ||One Shot ||1 ||$11 ||$11 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Kannagi Crazy Shrine Maidens ||1 ||1 ||10 ||$10 ||G4 |
|Karate Survivor In Another World ||1-2 ||2 ||7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Kekkaishi ||2-14, 16, 22, 24-35 ||27 ||5-6 ||$160 ||V1-9 - G3/G4, V10+ - G5 |
|Kiichi And the Magic Books ||1-2 ||2 || ||$20 ||G4 some yellowing |
|Kimagure Orange Road ||4-6 ||3 || ||$150 ||G5 sealed |
|King of Cards ||1, 7-8 ||3 || ||$45 ||G4 some yellowing |
|Kitchen Princess Omnibus ||4 ||1 ||75 ||$75 ||G4 Yellowing |
|Kurohime ||1-14 ||14 || ||$150 ||G4 - yellowing on some volumes |
|Lady Snowblood ||2-3 ||2 ||45 ||$90 ||G4 - sealed.V3 has yellowing on all sides, V2 light yellowing on top. Small tears in seals |
|Lagoon Engine + Einsatz ||0-7 ||8 ||V0-6 - $20, V7 - $80 ||$100 ||V1 - G3 price sticker on back, shelf wear. All others G4 some yellowing. Einsatz - G2 has security sticker on inside of back cover & book store stamp on first page |
|Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room Hero ||1, 4 ||2 ||7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Little Devils ||1-3 ||3 ||$7 ||$21 || |
|Lone Wolf And Cub ||1-28 ||28 || ||$400 ||G4 all the "chess piece" original spines. Some volumes have light yellowing, great shape overall |
|Lunar Legend Tsukihime ||1, 4-6 ||4 ||30 ||$120 ||G3/G4 - V1 has yellowing & shelf wear on top/bottom of spine. Price sticker on back of all volumes |
|Madoka Magica: The Movie - Rebellion ||1-3 ||3 || ||$175 ||G4 - very light shelf wear |
|Magi ||3, 5-7, 9, 11-13, 16-20, 23-24, 29 ||17 || ||$150 ||G5 - V3 has some yellowing |
|Mar ||1-2, 4-7, 10-11, 14-15 ||10 || ||$80 ||V1 - G3 sticker residue on back cover, V2 - G3 security tag and stamp on inside of back cover, V4 - G3 Name written on inside cover and Viz survey partially filled out, V5+ - all G3/G4 some yellowing |
|Mars ||1-4, 6-11, 13 + Novel ||12 || ||$175 ||G2/G3 - V11 & Horse With No Name are Ex-lib. Basic shelf/reading wear. V11 has a bent corner on the front cover. (missing vols 5,12,14-15) |
|Mars Red ||1-3 ||3 ||$7 ||$21 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid ||1-5, 7, 9-11 ||9 ||8 ||$72 ||V11 - G4 remainder mark, all others G5 |
|Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Elma's Office Lady Diary ||3 ||1 ||8 ||$8 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: Kanna's Daily Life ||4-5, 7, 9 ||4 ||8 ||$32 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Monster Guild: The Dark Lord's No Good Comeback ||1-3 ||3 ||$7 ||$21 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Monster Hunter: Flash Hunter ||1-9 ||9 || ||$250 ||G4 - V1&3 have yellowing on all sides, rest of vols only have yellowing on top |
|Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation ||3-6, 8, 10-11, 14, 18 ||9 ||4 ||$40 ||g4/G5 |
|Muscles Are Better Than Magic ||1-3 ||3 ||$7 ||$21 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Mushoku Tensei Jobless Reincarnation (manga) ||1 ||1 ||8 ||$8 ||G4 |
|My Deer Friend Nokotan ||1 ||1 ||$7 ||$7 ||G4 remainder mark |
|My Hero Academia ||1-9, 15-16, 20, 22-25, 29-30, UA ||19 ||5 ||$100 ||G3-G5 |
|My Lovey Dovey Wife Is A Stone Cold Killer ||1-3 ||3 ||$7 ||$21 ||G4 remainder mark |
|My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom ||3 ||1 ||$7 ||$7 ||G4 remainder mark |
|My Senpai is Annoying ||1-8 ||8 ||9 ||$72 ||G4/G5 - V3 & V6 have remainder marks |
|My Wife Has No Emotion ||1-2 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Neon Genesis Evangelion: Campus Apocalypse ||1 ||1 ||12 ||$12 ||G4 |
|Nicola Travelling Around The Demons' World ||1-2 ||2 ||8 ||$16 ||G4/G5 - V2 has a remainder mark |
|Nightmare Inspector ||1-4, 8 ||5 || ||$40 ||V1-4 - G3 price sticker on back and some yellowing, V8 - G4 yellowing |
|No Matter What They Say Furi-San is Scary ||1-3 ||3 ||7 ||$21 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Oreimo ||1-3 ||3 ||10 ||$30 ||G4 - V2 has a nick on the top of the spine. |
|Oreimo Kuroneko ||3-4, 6 ||3 ||V3-4 - $8, V6 $25 ||$40 ||G3/G4 - light shelf wear. V6 has price sticker on back cover |
|Otaku Elf ||1-4 ||4 ||$7 ||$28 ||Remainder marks, except V1 & V4 |
|Otherworld PIcnic (manga) ||1 ||1 ||6 ||$6 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Paradise Kiss Anniversary Edition ||1 ||1 ||20 ||$20 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Penguindrum ||1-5 ||5 ||8 ||$40 ||V1-2, 5 - G4 remainder mark, V3 & V5 - G5 |
|Peter Grill ||1,3 ||2 ||7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Pure Trance by Junko Mizuno ||1 ||1 ||15 ||$15 ||g5 |
|Rainbow and Black ||1-3 ||3 ||9 ||$27 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Re:Zero: The Frozen Bond ||1 ||1 ||8 ||$8 ||G4 |
|Reborn as a Barrier Master ||1 ||1 ||$7 ||$7 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Reborn as a Space Mercenary ||1-2 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Red River ||23-24, 28 ||3 ||20 ||$60 ||G4/G5 - all new & sealed. V23 has sunfaded spine |
|Red Snow ||1 ||1 || ||$10 ||G4 Drawn & Quarterly softcover publisher advance copy |
|Reincarnated as a Sword ||1,6 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Ristorante Paradiso ||One Shot ||1 ||$8 ||$8 || |
|Romeo x Juliet ||1 ||1 ||10 ||$10 ||G3 yellowing & light shelf wear |
|Rozl in the Labyrinth ||1 ||1 ||$7 ||$7 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Saint Tail ||2-3 ||2 ||15 ||$30 ||G4 - V3 has a lot of yellowing, V2 looks new |
|Samurai Executioner Omnibus ||1-4 ||4 || ||$90 ||G2 - V1 has some rips, dings and creases, a little wavy, not sure if it's water damage or just stored improperly. All volumes are like well-read Dark Horse Omnibuses, spines are curved and have creases |
|Satsuma Gishiden ||2-3 ||2 ||30 ||$60 ||G4 - V2 is sealed but seal is separating at the top. Yellowing on top/bottom. |
|School Rumble ||1-16 ||14 || ||$200 ||V5 - G3 dent in top of front cover, V14/15/16 - G3 has a little bit of shelf wear. All others G3/G4 with some yellowing |
|Sekirei ||3 ||1 ||35 ||$35 ||G4 - sealed, some yellowing on top |
|She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man ||1-4 ||4 ||$7 ||$28 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Shirley ||1 ||1 || ||$25 ||G4 |
|Slow Life in Another World ||1-2 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Something's Wrong With Us ||1-4 ||4 ||$8.00 ||$32 ||G4 |
|Spirits & Cat Ears ||1-8 ||8 ||9 ||$72 ||G5 |
|Sundome ||1 ||1 ||30 ||$30 ||G5 sealed |
|Tales of the Abyss: Asch the Bloody ||1-2 ||2 ||15 ||$30 ||G4 - some light yellowing |
|Tamamo-chan's a Fox ||1, 3-5 ||4 ||$7 ||$28 ||G4 remainder mark |
|The Apothecary Diaries ||1-4 ||4 ||7 ||$28 ||V1-2 - G4 remainder mark, V3-4 - G4/G5 |
|The Brave Tuber ||1-2 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|The Case Files of Jeweler Richard ||1-2 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|The Dangers in My Heart ||1-4 ||4 ||8 ||$32 ||G4/G5 - V1,3-4 has a remainder mark |
|The Demon Girl Next Door ||1, 3-5 ||4 ||$8 ||$32 ||G4 Remainder marks, except V1 |
|The Demon Prince of Momochi House ||3, 5-16 ||13 ||8 ||$104 ||G5 |
|The Drops of God ||1 ||1 ||$35 ||$35 ||G3/G4 - shelf weaknicks on spine, small tear on top of back cover |
|The Drops of God: New World ||1 ||1 ||25 ||$25 ||G4 |
|The Elusive Samurai ||1 ||1 ||6 ||$6 ||G5 |
|The Heart Of Thomas ||1 ||1 ||200 ||$200 ||G4 small dents in the top and bottom left corners of the front cover, scuffs from shelf |
|The Honor Student at Magic High School ||1-11 ||11 ||9 ||$99 ||G4/G5 - some light yellowing |
|The Ideal Sponger Life ||1, 7-10 ||5 ||$7 ||$35 ||Remainder marks, except V1 |
|The Invincible Shovel ||1, 3 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|The King of Fighters ||1-2, 4, 6 ||4 ||7 ||$28 ||G4 remainder mark |
|The Kingdoms of Ruin ||1-3 ||3 ||$7 ||$21 ||G4 remainder mark |
|The Misfit of Demon King Academy ||1-4 ||4 ||$7 ||$28 ||G4 remainder mark |
|The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen ||1 ||1 ||$7 ||$7 ||G4 remainder mark |
|The Most Notorious Talker Runs The World's Greatest Clan ||1-2 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|The Name of the Flower ||4 ||1 || ||$15 ||G4 some yellowing |
|The NPCs in This Village Sim Game Must be Real ||1-2 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|The Palette of 12 Secret Colors ||3 ||1 || ||$10 ||G4 some yellowing |
|The Quintessential Quintuplets ||Box 1 (1-7) ||1 ||50 ||$50 ||Sealed |
|The Royal Tutor ||6-15 ||9 ||9 ||$81 ||G4/G5 |
|The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent ||1-4 ||4 ||$7 ||$28 ||G4 remainder mark |
|The Seven Deadly Sins ||1-11, 13-15 ||14 ||4 ||$56 ||G4 |
|The Sorcerer King of Destruction and the Golem of the Barbarian Queen ||1-2 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|The Strange Adventure of a Broke Mercenary ||1-3 ||3 ||$7 ||$21 ||G4 remainder mark |
|The Wallflower ||3-8, 10-36 ||33 || ||$450 ||V3-8 & V10 - G3 yellowing and shelf wear, V11 - G2 sticker residue on front cover, price written in pencil on back page, V12 - G2 sticker & sticker residue on back cover, V13-17 - G3 some have a little sticker residue on back cover, V18 - G2 bend in top right corner of back cover, V19-21 - G3, V22/23/24 - G4 security sticker on inside of back cover, V25-27 - G3, V28 - G2 crease in front cover, V29-36 - G3 |
|The Weakest Contestant of all Space and Time ||1-2 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Time Stop Hero ||1-2 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Tomo-chan is a Girl ||1-2, 6-8 ||5 ||$7 ||$35 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Train Man: A Shojo Manga ||1 ||1 || ||$10 ||G4 yellowing. Del Rey release |
|Translucent ||1-3 ||3 ||7 ||$21 ||G3/G4 - V3 has a lot of yellowing. Price sticker on the back covers |
|Trapped in a Dating Sim: Otome Games are Tough For Mobs ||1 ||1 ||$7 ||$7 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Trigun ||1-2 ||2 ||25 ||$50 ||G2/3 shelf wear, V1 has a bent upper left corner on front cover |
|Trigun (B&N Hardcover) ||2 ||1 ||75 ||$75 ||G4 - B&N Hardcover. Light wear on the top of the dustjacket |
|Trigun Maximum (singles) ||9, 11 ||2 ||30 ||$60 ||G4 yellowing |
|Trigun Maximum Omnibus ||4-5 ||2 || ||$300 ||G3 - V4 has a dent in the top of the back cover, V5 has a crease in the top left corner of the front cover |
|Twin Spica ||2-4, 9, 11 ||5 || ||$80 ||G4/G5 - some yellowing |
|Ultimate Muscle ||2-7, 9-11, 22, 28-29 ||12 ||V2 - $30, V3 - $40, V4 - $40, V5 - $70, V6 - $35, V7 - $70, V9 - $100, V10 - $30, V11 - $40, V22 - $30. V28 - $50, V29 - $50 ||$585 ||**535 for the set **- G3 heavy yellowing but otherwise great shape |
|Ultimo ||4-5, 10 ||3 ||V4-5 - $7, V10 - $75 ||$89 ||G4/G5 - light yellowing on top of V4-5 |
|Ultra Kaiju Humanization Project ||1-4 ||4 ||9 ||$36 ||G4/G5 |
|Umineko When They Cry ||4, 8 ||2 || ||$150 ||G3/G4 yellowing, some light shelf weaknicks |
|Uzumaki (viz signature singles) ||1-3 ||3 || ||$50 ||G3 yellowing & some shelf wear |
|Vaizard ||1 ||1 ||$5 ||$5 ||g4 Small scuff on top of spine |
|Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina ||1, 3 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|We Swore to Meet in the Next Life & That's When Things Got Weird ||1-2 ||2 ||$7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Who Says Warriors Can't be Babes ||1,3 ||2 ||7 ||$14 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Wolfsmund ||2-8 ||7 || ||$165 ||G5 |
|Wounded Man ||2 ||1 || ||$15 ||G3 yellowing |
|Yozakura Quartet ||1-5 ||5 ||$6 ||$30 ||G3 - Yellowing, sticker residue or price sticker on back covers. Light shelf wear |
|Zero's Familiar Omnibus ||1-3 ||3 ||20 ||$60 ||V1 - G4 some yellowing, V2-3 - G2 volumes are a little warped, looks like they may have been packed weird or under something heavy, doesn't seem to be water. Yellowing |
BL - Buy the bundle for $120
|Title ||Volume ||# of Vols ||Price ||Total for All Volumes ||Comments |
|Author's Pet ||One Shot ||1 ||$10 ||$10 ||G4 - sticker residue on back cover |
|Hero Heel ||1-3 ||3 ||$9 ||$27 ||G3/G4 - Yellowing, sticker residue on back covers |
|Il Gatto Sul G ||1-3 ||3 ||$10 (V1/V2), $20 (V3) ||$40 ||G3/G4 - Sticker residue on back covers. V3 has yellowing & was not printed with a dust jacket like previous June releases |
|Little Cry Baby ||One Shot ||1 ||11 ||$11 ||G4 - sticker residue on back cover |
|Othello ||One Shot ||1 ||11 ||$11 ||G4 - sticker residue on back cover |
|Our Dining Table ||1 ||1 ||8 ||$8 ||G4 remainder mark |
|Shards of Affection ||One Shot ||1 ||11 ||$11 ||G3/G4 - some yellowing, sticker residue on back cover |
|Yarichin Bitch Club ||1-3 ||3 ||$10 ||$30 ||G4/G5 |
Anime - BluRay
|Title ||Volume ||# of Vols ||Price ||Total for All Volumes ||Comments |
|My Hero Academia - Season 2-4 ||2-4 ||3 ||10 ||$30 ||G4 - no digital code |
|My Hero Academia - Season 5 Part 1 ||1 ||1 ||10 ||$10 ||G4 - no digital code |
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2023.05.27 22:35 Drakolf The Dragon Husband:
1: Betrothal and Wedding.
The Dragon had been terrorizing the region off and on for the past few centuries. Even though his kingdom had been wise enough to not aggravate the Dragon by sending would-be heroes off to their deaths, his people hadn't been spared his wrath.
Now, the kingdom's enemies were aiming their spears in his direction, claiming their lack of involvement as reason to invade and take their resources.
So he sent his strongest warrior to the Dragon's keep, with very clear instructions to follow. It was suicide, but the warrior understood it was a sacrifice that needed to be made. The warrior rode through the forests, into the charred wastelands, and up to the Dragon's keep. There, under the contemptuous gaze of the Dragon, he removed his sword.
This gave the Dragon enough pause to not immediately attempt to immolate him, and so a question was asked. "Why have you come here, Human, dressed to kill, yet removing your weapon?"
"I have a message for you." The warrior spoke, though there was fear in his voice, "I would ask that you at least allow me to tell you what it is, before you kill me."
"Very well." The Dragon said, clearly amused and curious. "What is your message?"
The warrior pulled from his belt a written letter. "The King of Agaran formally offers you the chance to marry into the royal family, with your choice of spouse."
It was a brilliantly stupid plan, it was an action taken so the king could say, "Well, I tried something new, and it still didn't work." Because he tried something, he at least would have them off his back.
The Dragon stared at him in utter incredulity, then simply replied. "I accept."
The Dragon scooped up the warrior and his horse and flew to the kingdom, nobody had anticipated the Dragon would fly all of the way into the capitol, returning the warrior and his horse unharmed.
"Where is your king? I will speak with him."
The king had been preparing to address his neighbors when he heard the Dragon's voice. "Impossible." He said. He had not expected the Dragon to call his bluff, yet when he stepped out into the courtyard, the Dragon gazing down at him, he knew he had miscalculated.
"I am here to accept your marriage proposal." The Dragon stated. "Bring forth your choices."
The king had four daughters and three sons, all of whom were terrified in the presence of the Dragon. There was a long pause as the Dragon examined each of them closely, then after a few minutes, he simply said, "I have made my choice." He looked very pointedly at the King, who realized that he had severely miscalculated.
He couldn't renege on his deal, so against all sense, he had a lavish wedding ceremony with the Dragon, who used magic to make himself smaller, just enough to fit, at any rate. Once the vows were exchanged, the King found himself branded with an arcane mark. "You are now my husband." The Dragon stated calmly. "Within the week, you will become a Dragon in your own right, and so shall your children. May our reign be long and prosperous, and may our enemies rue the day they bear fangs at us."
As the King's skin slowly morphed to scales, his fear of the dragon morphed into attraction, and he realized that he had not indeed made a miscalculation.
2: The Reformation.
Dragons are a very proud and powerful species, and it was believed that coexistence was impossible without complete capitulation.
The people were, of course, concerned at first that their monarch and his family had been transformed so, especially since they walked with an air of authority that far surpassed their prior behavior.
Yet, those fears were allayed when the King put forth new laws that- by and large- would improve everyone's laws.
The nobility were in an uproar, of course, the accusations levied against him being such petty things as, "That Dragon has poisoned your mind, driven you mad!" or "We exist to ensure those peasants do not get too comfortable and seek to depose us!"
The King's response was simple. "My husband is a Dragon and I am as well. I have nothing to fear."
The King's response was also brutal.
It was known that Dragons had the capacity to know where their property was, how it was used, and more importantly, how it was misused.
As the ruling monarch, everything within his borders was his property, from the grandest of art to the lowliest shovel- from the richest of nobility, to the meekest of slave.
He didn't need to investigate the nobility who had been embezzling for the past decade, but he also didn't act to hastily. When he would have one report their monthly tax earnings, they would unerringly list the total amount they'd taken, how much it was under or over his standard rate- it was almost always double that- and how that extra money taken was mysteriously gone by he time it reached him.
Except, he knew the exact location where it had been stashed, where they kept the evidence of their embezzling, and the fact that he had his royal guards already dispatched to gather said evidence.
The theft of what was his angered him enough- that money was earned fairly and legally by his people, circulated properly within his economy, and moreover, this loss of income had led to the very financial situation that had ironically led to him being unable and unwilling to throw his men's lives away to his now-husband.
What truly brought forth his wrath, was the mistreatment of his property, his people. There were beggars on the street who were only in that position because their Lord had robbed them of everything. There were families who had elder children forgoing their meals to ensure their younger siblings ate.
"In this month alone, one thousand of my subjects have died from a lack of food, due to greed." The King's voice dripped with hatred and venom.
One by one, his nobility were taken to task for their deeds- those who had been caught in a desperate action were given leniency. After all, their need had been artificially created by their peers' greed and negligence.
And those who were guilty of crimes against the crown, along with any accomplices, were publicly executed; the means by which was determined by the people, and carried out no matter how cruel it was.
The nobility dismantled to be rebuilt better, he elevated those who had served the Kingdom loyally, including the knight who had been intended as a sacrifice, who was allowed the hand of one of his consenting daughters, if he so chose.
He accepted, being granted the same blessing the royal family had been given.
With all appropriated funds gathered, the King set about using it, he had no issue with spending it because it was all his regardless, and his pride demanded his treasure be immaculate.
First, a stipend was given to everyone in the nation, the slaves were granted freedom simply because work through coercion was inefficient- rather, once they were all free with enough money to start a new life, the King rewrote the laws regarding slavery.
He made it so it could only either be voluntary or compulsory under strict guidelines. There was a minimum standard of how they were to be treated, a minimum of food to be fed, a minimum quality of water, of shelter, of clothing.
He believed that outright outlawing the practice would make it impractical enough to be worthless, and thus later abolished.
He was later surprised to learn it was indeed used as he outlined as a way for common folk to secure a life of relative comfort and ease with guaranteed work and quality of life.
With everyone in his kingdom guaranteed a degree of freedom, in instituted laws in which his legal citizens were guaranteed a livable minimum wage at a tax rate that was low enough to ensure their comfort, mandatory basic education to ensure a certain quality of service to the kingdom, and incentives for educated citizens to join his military, incentives that were enough to elevate them beyond a simple, but comfortable life tending the fields.
With the happiness and loyalty of his people assured through the laborious process of treating them with dignity, he was able to cast his gaze outward, to the nations he had absolutely incensed through his audacious actions in securing his husband's talon in marriage.
He had less than a year to prepare.
There were ten nations roughly surrounding the stretch of land that had once been its own prosperous nation. All of them were of equivalent size, and of equivalent wealth. All of them, save one, had tried to kill the Dragon.
When notice had been given that the odd one out had sent a marriage proposal, of all things, they were incensed at this flagrant attempt at avoiding responsibility. It was why they were utterly gobsmacked when it came to pass the Dragon had not only accepted, but had married the King!
That he was warped into a draconic abomination was another thing entirely, for for a time, they watched and observed, waiting for an excuse to go there any wipe the nation of the map- preferably with the Dragon.
To their horror, the King enacted radical reforms throughout his nation, butchering nobility who had embezzeled, granting the peasantry stipends, and even giving money to beggars. The outlawing of slavery as they knew it was a step too far- how were they to recover from the loss of one of their purchasers now?
In days, his military swelled with new recruits, many of them bearing the same shape as the King due to their relation to recently uplifted nobility, no matter how distant, some even wedding others, spreading the change even further.
By the end of the year, the entire nation had changed, and war was most certainly on the horizon.
A moot was called, all monarchs and leaders of the nations gathered onto neutral ground to discuss the recent upheaval. The man-dragon King and his draconic consort arrived together.
The King stood tall and proud, his body similar to a Beastfolk's rather than a Human, his talons carved thin furrows in the stone floor as he approached, his tail slithering against the floor. He furled his wings, regarding the others with ophidian eyes glowing with inner fire, his face of similar shape to his consort's.
His consort sat beside him, towering over all of them.
"I, Dracus Flamescale, King of the recently renamed Kingdom of Draknia, respectfully thank all of you for having me." He gave them a polite, formal bow.
Not only new in body, but in name. changing the name that his ancestor had chosen for his kingdom. There was absolutely no shame.
"I, Garron Wingbreaker, High Chieftain of the United Beastfolk Tribes, announce that my father has perished, and that I now lead my people." The Lizardfolk in the room spoke.
"And I happen to be the only one alive with any courtly knowledge." The third who spoke was dressed as a jester. "As Kings disdain a fool a crown, I humbly ask that you tolerate my presence. After all, my Kings and Lords all perished seeking to kill a Dragon."
"You all know why we are here." The Primarch of the Holy Empire of Trau spoke. "Armand Withershire married a Dragon."
"Dracus, your holiness." Dracus stated firmly. "That is my name."
"Dracus, Armand, names are meaningless." This man, they didn't know his name, only that he went by the Bandit King and had managed to hold his territory for twenty long years. Even though his clans had civilized some, they still proudly dressed and acted as bandits, only allowing the safe travel of merchants if they had a pass or were a citizen of their 'nation'.
He was uninvited.
"Yet an apostate certainly believes his voice valid." The Primarch remarked dryly. He rounded on Dracus. "You will explain yourself before this council, creature."
Dracus ignored the insult and simply rested his hand on his husband's foreleg. "Peace, darling. We want them to speak their minds, not subjugate them." He shot a glare at the Primarch. "Not yet, at any rate."
He cleared his throat, a short burst of flame jetting from his nostrils. "One year ago, I was entreated to make an attempt on whom would become my husband, to slay him and end his tyranny. I freely admit that my marriage proposal was, to but it bluntly, an entreatment to everyone here to- as the commoners would say- 'bite me'."
The Fool King chuckled at this, finding no end of mirth from the declaration.
"I am not an idiot!" Dracus continued, cutting off the Primarch before he could take control of the conversation through sheer volume. In a more subdued tone, he added, "I knew sending anyone to fight would be suicidal, and as I recall, my prior suggestions to attack as one was roundly rejected multiple times."
"You might have had a chance, had you." His husband remarked.
"My response was very much a challenge to anyone who cared to make me, I had honestly not anticipated my husband's answer. Dear."
The Dragon fixed everyone with a glare. "I was well aware that there was no possible way it was serious. yet I was bored and wanted an excuse to burn his city to embers. I called him on his bluff, and he brought forth his children. I named him my choice, and he accepted. Honestly, being willing to move forward with a lie is admirable, thus I granted him my blessing, one that permeates our realm."
Dracus nodded. "My act of hubris and defiance has granted you all a year of respite." He spoke calmly and carefully. "My husband, you see, is rather angry with the repeated attempts at murder, and is of the mind to utterly destroy your nations, feast on your people, and claim your territory for our own use."
"You insist on diplomacy."
"Indeed." Dracus looked at everyone. "The terms for peace are simple. You will accept the establishment of Draknia, you will recognize me and my people as intelligent, sapient people, and not monstrous abominations, and you will drop all hostilities. In exchange, we will trade peacefully, I will personally ensure you receive recompense for your losses, even if it takes me a century to do so, after all, I now have the time to do this. My husband will accept agreement as an apology, and will not attack your people unprompted, and it is understood that any marriage with my descendants will not confer our blessing to you, your families, and so forth, and will simply end at the individual wed if they so wish to accept it."
The room was in an uproar the moment he finished, the Primarch casting aspersions of heresy, the Bandit King demanding blood as payment, the Lizardfolk at least had the somewhat reasonable demand that they eat his dead.
As things died down, the only person who hadn't raised their voice simply said, "I can agree to these terms."
Everyone looked at the Fool King incredulously.
"What!?" The Primarch hissed.
"Only an absolute fool would ignore such a peaceful resolution." The Fool King stated. "We either anger the man who not only has a Dragon as a spouse, but is himself capable of breathing fire, has a large standing army of Dragonborn-"
"Good name." Dracus remarked approvingly.
"-and has displayed the innate ability to know where his property is, how it's being used, and who has it- meaning that he could find a spare golden coin in the gutter buried under generations of filth and use it as needed." The Fool King stated.
He paused for a moment, looking at everyone pointedly, his silly little hat jingling with each movement. "Or, we make an ally with one of the most prosperous nations in our territories, gain access to the aid of Dragonborn who can breathe fire upon our enemies, have the peace to restore ourselves to our former glory, and maybe- once in a blue moon- we can gain a Dragonborn of our own to supplement our armies. Oh, and not die in a blazing inferno." He clapped his hands together. "I'm choosing the option that isn't going to kill my people, because we've already had more than our fair share of death and destruction. On one small condition."
Dracus raised his brow. "Name your condition." He said.
"The central territory is your husband's yes? Technically a nation of one, not yet annexed into your territory by force, writ, or decree?" Dracus nodded. "See? I like him, he's perceptive!" The Fool remarked. "My condition is thus. That territory becomes neutral ground, all of our nations free to make use of it equally."
"What happens in my territory is mine alone to grant." Dracus' spouse stated firmly. "I will accept this condition, with the caveat that any who do not agree to our accord will find no peace there."
"My people will welcome this accord." The Lizardfolk Chieftain spoke. "On the understanding that your people are Beastfolk as we are."
"It goes without saying." Dracus responded. The Chieftain nodded once.
"On the condition anything we nick from your people is ours." The Bandit King said. "It's no fun if someone can just track us down and get it back."
"This is not something that can merely be ignored." Dracus answered. "If that is your condition, it is impossible to meet."
"Aye, fair. Then you won't mind if I make use of my own Dragonborn men, aye?"
"Fair is fair." Dracus answered. "They are your men, do with them as you will."
"This is intolerable!" The Primarch railed. "You make deals with the very demons of the skies, as though there is reason!"
Dracus calmly lifted up a pendant he wore, "Primarch, I believe you recognize this symbol. I would be severely concerned if you did not." The Primarch looked like he was going to have a stroke. "Adenna would have granted any of us the strength to slaughter a Dragon, yet clearly she chose a man of the faith to instead wed them. Is it not a miracle, then, that a mere Human could capture the love and adoration of so magnificent a beast?"
His husband raised his head proudly.
"If I am an abomination before the Holy Matron, is she not entitled to smite me?"
The Primarch knew bullshit when he saw it, but he knew he couldn't refute this without a good reason. He knew his people's religion was bullshit, but it kept the masses happy and their coffers filled with tithes. "On the condition that we ensure a proper Temple is built within your city walls, and if not, then on your coin, one shall be built and maintained by an ordained member of the Temple."
Dracus nodded. "I will gladly seek such a vaunted title, your Holiness, for to have a man of faith a king would bring a greater boon, our nations eternal allies before the Holy Matron."
The Primarch snarled. "Not on your miserable life, abomination." He spat.
"A pity." Dracus said. "The Holy Matron will forgive me my sins, Primarch. I will endeavor to leave her Temples unmolested."
The Primarch looked around for any support, all eyes averted his gaze. With no support, he turned away and stalked out of the council room.
"Am I to presume the lack of support for our dear, misguided friend- by whose most vocal edict demanded we slay a Dragon- is at the very least a vote of neutrality?"
One by one, the rest of the monarchs and leaders voiced their acceptance of Draknia's accord.
"Excellent." Dracus said. "When my people go to war on Trau, I ask you not to interfere, whether to aid or to defend. They will either prove the power to kill a Dragon, or they will fall."
On this ominous note, the Council disbanded, and they all returned to their homes.
The Holy Kingdom of Trau was a sham, and it took those with more self-worth than the average man to recognize it.
As far as anyone was concerned, King Dracus was an otherwise devout member of the Holy Matron's faithful, and had tried his hardest to ensure peace, only to be scorned by a man content to sit in power.
Nobody in Draknia saw the religion as anything but a means to control the masses, and unless they had proof of a God, they were content to simply humor those who believed until it was more prudent to decry their faith as false.
Just because it wasn't their means of control didn't mean they couldn't use it.
King Dracus maintained his position as monarch through respect and power- things the commonfolk had no interest in until they felt it in their blood. They shared custody of the kingdom, they shared ownership- but King Dracus and his husband commanded.
Once-faithful of the Holy Matron made pilgrimage, speaking the proper words, showing proper reverence, it was easy to pretend since they had once done it eagerly.
They were, of course, refused entry, the reason being that they were unholy abominations, that the Holy Matron turned her back to them. Exactly as planned, Draknia had the proper motivation to go to war.
King Dracus' orders were simple: Only kill the combatants, any civilians who attacked were a combatant, and anyone who dropped their weapon- either preemptively or upon command- would be spared. Anyone who picked it back up was to be immediately executed.
Dragonborn soldiers flew upon the Holy Capitol, flying over bulwarks and strongholds before descending upon the city's walls.
Nobody ever planned for an army to come in from the air, the main gate's walls were overrun, knights of the Temple cut down if engaged, captured if they complied with the demand to drop their weapons. The army marched through the city, any time they came upon barricades, they simply breathed fire and burned them to cinders, then used their wings to blow the flames out.
Nothing stood between them and their target.
The Primarch was terrified, his efforts in getting the Dragon killed had primarily been a long gambit to bring the other nations to their knees in despair before having his armies kill it, bringing them into the fold under a united Holy Empire- A tactic that would have never worked, not even if their Goddess existed.
Knights gathered to defend the temples, but were left baffled when the Dragonborn simply walked past. One fool believed the Goddess was protecting them, only to be instantly proven wrong by a controlled gout of fire. The tense standoff that followed was only broken by the invading army making supplication to the Goddess.
When it became clear the army was not here to burn down the Temples, the faithful began to believe that these Dragonborn- all of whom openly wore symbols of faith to the Goddess- were divine messengers, rather than hellspawn set to destroy the Empire.
There was some confusion as they gathered their weapons, and upon being told to drop them, simply responded with, "You are clearly messengers of the Holy Matron, we will not stand by and ignore such a clear sign of her favor!"
The collective reaction of the Draknian army was a collective, 'Yeah, sure, let's go with that.'
They marched upon the Grand Temple, and when briefly stymied by the locked front door, they took flight and entered through the windows.
Every member of the higher orders of the Temple were slaughtered, with the lay priests and acolytes spared.
The Primarch was taken alive, and summarily fed to the Dragon, away from prying eyes.
With their higher government in disarray, the lay priests scrambled to keep their society functioning, failing in their duties because they were only meant to serve, not lead.
As things grew more and more dire, and the people prayed fervently for a sign, in came Ardryx Flamescale, eldest son of Dracus, who spoke words of peace and comfort, all while wearing the robes of a lay priest. He was humble and kind, using Draconic magic to heal the masses- though to the faithful, it was as clear as any divine blessing.
He was unopposed when he took the temple throne as a Prophet-King of the Empire, who naturally got along very well with the Kingdom of Draknia.
Once xenophobic against anything that wasn't Human, and highly antagonistic to the other nations, the Holy Empire of Trau sent envoys of peace, who spoke of the manifold blessings of the Prophet-King, who foretold a millennia of peace between the nations so long as the Faithful were welcoming and kind to their neighbors.
The collective response from the other nations was somewhere between pants-shitting terror, and complete respect. Everyone understood there was nothing stopping the Kingdom of Draknia from taking over if they wanted to.
Yet it was as King Dracus and Prophet-King Ardryx would say: "A little competition keeps things interesting."
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2023.05.27 22:19 joylandblah [M4A] Once Upon A Time In A Garden [Prince Speaker] [Unimpressed Listener] [Strangers to More] [Flirty] [Teasing] [Cute] [Hand Kiss]
Context: It's a beautiful day in the royal palace and you, a simple servant, is tending to the garden, as it is your new duty. Everything's calm and peaceful, untill you hear someone shouting, is His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince! You heard about his escapades and how he's always running away from his tutoring sessions. "Is that really our future king? We're done for!", you think as he runs in your direction.
Hello <3 My last script was pretty spicy, so here's something cute for you to enjoy!
English is not my first language, so you might find some errors.
Gender flipping is ok!
This script is ok to monetize, I only ask that you give me the credits for what I wrote and also mark me in the post, I would love to see your take on this.
I hope you like it!
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(...) Represents a pause for the listener's answer
Want to se more of me? Here's my last script where a dark wizard decides to keep you as their little pet: https://www.reddit.com/ASMRScriptHaven/comments/13a8mh5/m4a_touch_starved_dark_wizard_speaker_runaway/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android_app&utm_name=androidcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button
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2023.05.27 21:31 No-Persimmon8479 Warning: Celiac Experience on Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas
Hey fellow cruisers,
I recently had an unfortunate experience on the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas, and I feel compelled to share it with you, especially those who have celiac disease. While mistakes happen, it's crucial to be cautious and informed about the food you consume during your cruise. I want to raise awareness and caution others who may be in a similar situation.
From May 20th to 26th, I embarked on what I hoped would be a fantastic cruise. However, as someone with celiac disease, I encountered significant issues with the gluten-free options provided by Royal Caribbean. Please note that I do not believe these incidents were intentional, but rather errors that occurred in their food preparation process.
During the last two days of my cruise, I was served food that contained gluten. The first incident happened when I was served an Italian soup in the Main Dining Room (MDR). I was assured by the staff that it was gluten-free and prepared separately in a galley dedicated to handling allergies. Although I wasn't particularly fond of the soup, I didn't finish it. Shortly after leaving the MDR, I experienced stomach discomfort and had to vomit. Thankfully, I felt better almost immediately. I promptly informed the manager and MDR staff, who sincerely apologized and assured me that it wouldn't happen again.
Unfortunately, on the final day of the cruise, history repeated itself. I was served a French Onion Soup without the bread and cheese. Again, I was told that it was prepared in a separate galley. However, after taking a few bites of my main course, I had to rush out of the MDR due to severe stomach distress. This time, the reaction was much worse, causing me to vomit repeatedly and spend hours in the bathroom. It was an incredibly unpleasant experience to end my cruise on such a sour note.
I immediately informed guest services about the situation, hoping for a resolution. They assured me they would notify the Operations and Dining Staff, but unfortunately, their response was unexpected and unhelpful. I received minimal apologies and was told to email Royal Caribbean's main guest services email. Although I did so promptly, I did not receive any follow-up regarding the incident. The lack of concern and empathy was disheartening, especially considering the severity of my reaction. It would have meant a lot to receive a simple follow-up from someone on their Operations or Food and Beverage Staff, but that never came to fruition. They didn't even inquire about my well-being after the incident.
I'm sharing this experience as a cautionary tale for all those with celiac disease. Trusting every item provided as gluten-free can be risky. I highly recommend that you steer clear of any food that isn't originally prepared as gluten-free, even if it is claimed to be. Throughout the cruise, I made sure to avoid items that weren't typically gluten-free, except for the soups. I stuck to safer options like the NY Strip Steak, grilled chicken, and rice, which the staff prepared for me upon request.
If you have celiac disease and are planning a cruise, please stay vigilant and prioritize your safety. While I don't expect Royal Caribbean to perform miracles, a more empathetic response and a genuine effort to rectify the situation would have been appreciated. Remember to communicate your dietary needs before every meal, as I did, but unfortunately, it did not guarantee a problem-free experience.
Stay safe and informed, and I hope this post helps fellow cruisers with celiac disease in making informed decisions about their food choices on their next cruise.
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2023.05.27 19:49 Aurelius_Red TIMELINES Ver. 1.9
🐈⬛ Another Eden Timelines (ver. 1.9)
I BEG YOU, KIND FELLOW AE FAN, PLEASE DO NOT POST SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTSBy that I mean any plot points or lore beyond the stuff prior to The Goddess of Time content
UPDATE NOTE: This is the final version of the pre
-2.0 update, which I'm told will turn my mind to mush. Here, numerous grammar corrections can be found, and I deleted some unnecessary snark.
In version 1.9, I so far have the lore and events from The Cat Beyond Time and Space
(ver. 1.0), The Ogre Wars
, Episode: The Celestial Tower and the Shadow Witch
(lore only as it pertains to Palsifal and Cyrus) and the necessary Episode: The Closed-off Open World and the Azure Rebel
I have not
included the other necessary Episode Two Knights and the Holy Sword
since it doesn't seem
important to the Main story. (Sorry, Deirdre and Annabel, but brief cameos in The Ogre Wars
don't count for much.) If it ends up being important to ver. 2.0's plot, I'll add it in the next update. Episodes like the IDA ones and the Ocean Palace stuff have been omitted for similar reasons. Again, if they turn out to be important, I'll add them.
————— ORIGINAL timeline —————
- In the beginning, the primal forces of Order and Chaos fought. (That old chestnut.) The resulting Dimensional Vortex dispersed Chaos throughout the universe, while Order coalesced into matter, I guess. Chaos, in some sense, is still pissed about things ending up less than chaotic, apparently. (Another old chestnut.)
- In a time before written history, Titans rule the world. They create a mystical sword out of mystical rock, as people are wont to do. (It eventually winds up in the hands of a human, King Parsifal.)
- ~ 20,000 y.a., Antiquity consisted of various human tribes getting along just fine — which is how you know this is fiction — and the planet’s power came from the four Elementals: Salamander (fire) Sylph (wind) Gnome (earth) and Undine (water). [Note: If there had been a “heart” elemental, they could have summoned Captain Planet.]
- At some point, they must have expired, scattering Prisma: shards of their corpses which contain fragments of their power. [The reason for this would be altered to be the Elementals sacrificing themselves to stop Phantom.] The four Elemental Arms are also created from their leftover energy.
- King Palsifal declares war on another nation, or else they declare war on his nation first. During the course of the war, a guardian of the forest, is killed. This drives his wife, formerly the Green Witch, Reptires, mad with grief. She becomes the Dark Witch, being taken over by the malevolent spirit of the Shadow Witch.
- Reptires, holding a grudge against King Palsifal, slays his wife and son. His grief is immense. Failing to stop the royal family's doom, Cyrus - a royal retainer from the East - is defeated and cursed with the form of a frog.
- Over thousands of years, it seems likely that some humans grew closer to nature - growing to resemble beasts (beastfolk) - while others used Prisma to build modern civilization to mimic the cities they’d known prior to the Elementals’ destruction. This caused considerable friction between the humans and beastfolk, the former valuing the power of Prisma and the latter having some innate elemental power.
- ~ 3,000 years before the present, the Ogre Clans - led by Zennon atop Ogre Spike - and the Thunder King make war. The war may well have started when the Thunder King "stole Zennon's girl," Feiona (which I take to mean either Zennon's wife or daughter). Together, they have a son, Alfaldo. (Methinks I know where Feinne and Aldo's respective names derive from.) At some point, Feiona passes away.
- During the course of the war, Alfaldo is slain by the ogre clan. The Thunder King kills Zennon with Palsifal's holy blade. In this moment, the collective rage of the ogres slain that day attach themselves to the king’s sword, possessing it - transforming it into the cursed blade Ogre Rancorem.
- At some point after the war, Ogre Rancorem was placed at the base of the World Tree, turning it into a malevolent plant, for some reason. In response, people build the Dogma Tower was built to prevent the tree from growing above ground and spreading evil.
- 1 AD, the Kingdom of Miglance is founded, apparently beginning the current calendar. Seven kings into the family's reign, we reach the Present Day.
- 300 AD, the Present. I suppose Aldo and Fienne were not originally a part of this era’s original timeline. [In the updated timeline, obviously, The Player Timeline goes down when the Beast King makes off with Feinne.] However, come to think of it, the cat - Sorik - that would be Kyros did wander into an inexplicable portal from that time period. (I guess that really kicked everything time-altering off. Whether that event is part of the Original Timeline, I guess is up to interpretation.)
- ~700 AD, Prisma in general began to noticeably lose power. So, Xeno Prisma was invented 400 years before the Future era. Therefore, it would have been around 700 AD.
- The surface of the planet, now absent working Prisma, loses the ability to sustain enough energy to support civilization, becoming inhospitable for human beings. (What became of the Beastfolk is difficult to say, but it’s hard to imagine they weathered the change well, tied to nature as they were.) Luckily, with Xeno Prisma, humans figure out how to lift islands into the sky. They subsist there amidst the clouds, with increasingly futuristic technology, for about four centuries.
- Xeno Prisma works well for about four centuries, but its synthetic nature meant it was a solution with an end date. And the end date would result in the destruction of all space and time: the Timequake.
- 1100 AD, Geo Prisma, the proposed solution Professor Chronos devised to prevent inherent time-quake set to materialize from Xeno Prisma’s destruction, was invented.
- At some point, Chronos created the Synth Humans as well. He created two prototypes, Galliard and Helena, formerly human lovers. Their memories are wiped in the process.
- Chronos married Professor Madoka and had two children, Eden (EE-den) and Cecile (siss-EEL). Sorik the Cat inexplicably arrived via a wormhole from 300 AD. Chronos names it Kyros and it forms a bond with the family as its pet.
- Eden, and years later, his newborn sister, Cecile, are implanted with Alpha Geo, bits of a prototype of Geo Prisma. Cecile’s bit is developed three years after Eden’s, and is seen as an improvement.
- Despite the professor’s best efforts, the Geo Prisma doesn’t work as planned, and a time warp occurs, (though at least it wasn’t the bigger, universe-ending type). Chronos, his wife, his two children, and his cat are thrown across time and space. (I may be imagining this, but I could have sworn Chronos would later say that the time warp in question was initiated on purpose so that Chronos could go back 20,000 years to study the Elementals directly.)
[NOTE: Sorik's time-hopping may well have not have been part of the original timeline. But even so, I can't see how the subsequent timelines would have been spawned without Sorik/Kyros ending up in the final portal.]
- If one imagines the original timeline going on after the Chronos family time warp, it must not have lasted too much longer as the Xeno Prisma would have shortly failed and destroyed everything. If not, the timeline ends after the Chronos family exit via the time warp. I suppose it doesn't matter for our purposes.
————— NEW Timeline —————
The events prior to player control follow. I will clearly mark when the player's journey begins.
- Chronos lands in Antiquity, and there sets about his plan to destroy the future timeline in order to prevent the destruction of all space and time. (His wife, Madoka, I don’t know - I think we’re to assume she died, but I highly doubt that.)
- Eden saved Cecile and Kyros, somehow, during the time warp, dooming himself to 16 years of isolation. During that time, he was transformed by chaos (I think) into an evil titan monster: Chronos Menas. You know how it is.
- Cecile and Kyros together arrive in 284 AD, in the Moonlight Forest, and taken in by the Mayor acting as their grandfather — but not before Cecile turns Kyros into a human who resembles her brother, using the power to the Alpha Geo imbeded in her. In doing so, Kyros loses his cat memory, because as every alchemist knows, creation can only come from sacrifice. The Mayor names the boy who resembles Eden “Aldo” and Cecile “Fienne”. (AHL-do and FEE-nay.)
- A few years later, when Fienne is a young girl, she was picking mushrooms in the forest and met Altena - part of the beastfolk royal family - who had sprained her ankle. Feinne healed it with her Alpha Geo powers, and she and Altena become fast friends. Only later, after Aldo had to break up a confrontation between them and some village bullies, are they told to not see one another anymore.
- At some point prior to 300 AD, a young Aldo comes into possession of the corrupted sword Ogre Rancorem. The details are sparse, but apparently the beast within harbors some special hatred for Aldo. Rancorem, unhappy that an alternate version of the holy sword it inhabits exists in this same timeline, decides to play the long game and someday use Aldo to bring Zennon and the other ogres, along with the Thunder King, into this timeline. Why? To make it that the holy sword is destroyed, and, in the process, to have its revenge against the Thunder King.
This is the updated timeline, which is to say the series of events from the perspective of Aldo, time-hopping as he does. In other words, from here on, I’m writing about the sequence of events that follows the game’s events as one plays through them.
Part 1: The Cat Beyond Time and Space
- It’s 300 AD and Aldo (formerly the cat Sorik/Kyros, now physically an Eden clone) is a guard of the town of Baruoki in the Kingdom of Miglance. Somehow, he has come into possession of Ogre Rancorem, and even though he’s unable to unsheathe it, he takes it with him everywhere. “Cecile,” now going by “Feinne,” doesn’t remember anything from the original timeline, either, owing to her having been an infant during the time hop. Feinne’s role in society is to collect mushrooms and make Aldo lunch.
- Their cat, Varuo, wanders into a random portal (much as Sorik did in the Original Timeline). Aldo follows, meeting the Dream Master at the Gallery of Dreams. He takes this all in stride, considering what a massive discovery it is.
- The Beast King, Guildna, and his henchman, Vares, barge into the Mayor’s house and kidnap Feinne in order to use her dormant power to rule the world. (Somehow! The Mayor is the most powerful fighter in the game! He trains Aldo, afterward! How is no one finding this odd?) Vares breaks some poor guy’s neck during the course of all this, but I guess no one knew the guy because no one mentions him ever again.
- Giving chase, Aldo is easily defeated by Guildna. Needing Aldo alive, Ogre Rancorem awakens in order to defend him. While it is not enough to win outright against Guildna - despite going of far as to awaken the Another Force power - the Beast King spares Aldo “in deference” to Ogre Rancorem.
…800 years later….
- After his grandfather, the most powerful character in the game (Hello?), teaches him some fighting techniques, Aldo is accosted by Vares in the Moonlight Forest. Though Aldo wins the duel, Vares summons a couple chimera to hunt him down. Mysteriously, before the monsters can attack Aldo, a portal appears just in time to transport him to safety.
- Prior to Aldo’s arrival in Elzion, things proceed much as they did in the Original Timeline. As a reminder: the Prisma lose their power, the earth spoils, Xeno Prisma is invented and allows humans to exist on floating islands, then Xeno Prisma begins to dangerously lose power around 1100 AD. Professor Chronos and his wife, Professor Madoka, begin to construct Geo Prisma to counteract Xeno Prisma’s world-ending destruction, they put Alpha Geo bits into their children Eden and Cecile, and the whole family - including their cat, Kyros - is sucked into a dimensional vortex.
- After the disappearance of the Chronos family, the Synth Humans, apparently discriminated against and mistreated by regular human meatbags, violently revolt, led by Galliard. Initially, he only targets the human military, and only enough to attempt to force peace talks.
- The Rebellion Circuits - implanted in many Synth Humans by the mysterious Cardinal Vestige - activate and drive Synths mad with rage for humanity. The Cardinal Vestige, a clandestine group with the goal of humanity's survival no matter the cost, initiated the rebellion so that humanity would fight with Synth Humans instead of fighting amongst themselves (as humans are wont to do).
- Though Helena and Galliard were not implanted with Rebellion Circuits, the latter decides to not abandon his chipped comrades. (Galliard and Helena seem to be aware of the inevitable timequake that will occur when Xeno Prisma fails, and perhaps also fight to prevent this, but I'm unsure on that point.)
- Around this time, before or after the rebellion begins, the Administrator is chosen to lead Elzion by a quantum computer.
- During a Synth Human raid in 1090, Amy's mother is killed. Amy, a blacksmith's daughter and bad cook, swears revenge. She eventually becomes the star fighter for humanity.
- In 1100 AD Elzion, Aldo - arriving out of the wormhole from 300 AD - meets both Amy and KMS android Riica. With help from Amy's brilliant friend Sebastia, the granddaughter of KMS's chairman, they go on to defeat the leader of the Synth Humans, Galliard. Helena mourns his death, but chooses not to fight the party, desiring as she always has a peaceful co-existence with humans.
[Side note: Amy, while speaking of her late mother inside Sebastia’s house, says that someday she’d help bring an end to suffering in the world, thereby creating, quote, “another Eden.” We’re meant to take that as the origin of the game’s title. But it is actually a red herring, as Aldo is revealed to be a clone of his former friend Eden, and therefore in a literal sense “Another Eden
- The future timeline is suddenly erased, along with Amy and everyone else. As Aldo gazes across the ruins of humanity, the Phantom appears and tells him that it’s essential that Aldo travel far back in time to stop someone from accomplishing this destruction. Aldo agrees to do so, and enters the portal that the Phantom generates for him. Little does Aldo know, the Phantom is an agent of Chaos, and they want the deteriorating Xeno Prisma to destroy all of time and space.
- Professor Chronos, working in Antiquity, is the one who has built a quantum computer in order to erase the Future Timeline, thereby preventing the Xeno Prisma from blowing up… at the small cost of the existence of countless thousands of people.
- Aldo and Riica wind up in Antiquity, about 20,000 years ago, and dispel a black miasma controlling the elemental Salamander. The elemental tells the pair that he senses a darkness coming from Palsifal Castle.
- Indeed, the king has lost his wits, having been led astray by the Oracle/Chronos. To reiterate: the professor is working to erase the future in which Xeno Prisma destroys all of space and time. “Difficult problems call for difficult solutions” type, he is.
- King Palsifal won’t hear Aldo out because he wants his wife and kid back, and most likely wants to change the timeline to prevent their untimely deaths at the hand of the crazed witch. He teleports Aldo and Riica to a swamp, where they meet Frog Cyrus, the former human royal retainer who has been transformed an amphibian by the aforementioned witch. He joins the party in order to try and make the king see reason.
- The three head to the Tower of Time, an invention of the Oracle/Chronos, and find it is both a synthetic living organism and the quantum computer mentioned earlier. (“Visus,” it’s called, for some reason.)
- They permanently shut the computer down, ruining the Oracle’s schemes and restoring the Future. The Phantom then reappears and thanks Aldo making things so that the Xeno Prisma can eventually destroy all of time and space, which shocks the party. He also calls Aldo “kit of Chronos,” which everyone takes as the Phantom saying that Aldo is Chronos’s actual kid; the Phantom is in fact being literal and saying the short form of the word “kitten.”
…in the Spacetime Rift….
- The Phantom generates another portal, transporting Aldo, Riica, and Cyrus to parts - and times - unknown.
…in the Present….
- The party arrive at the Spacetime Rift - specifically, Time’s Forgotten Stop - and meet Master, a mysterious bartender who speaks in riddles, both claiming to know and not know Aldo. He informs them about the pillars of light, effectively portals themselves, and the party use one to travel back to the Present, 300 AD.
- King Miglance tells them that his father (the previous king) and Aldo’s grandfather had “valor” when they were young, confusing Aldo, but the topic quickly becomes that of the invading beastfolk army.
- The party volunteers to take a break from trying to prevent the destruction of all space and time to help guard Miglance. On the way to destroy a scouting party, Aldo and company instead meet Mobecha and Pepori, beast friends of Feinne. They warn Aldo about Ogre Rancorem’s true nature, and the party repels its attack. The Ogre agrees to obey Aldo and reverts back to sword form, which it claims is now at full power for Aldo to command. Not for the last time, everyone is pretty forgiving of the sword trying to kill them, possibly because Another Force is too valuable to give up.
…in the Future….
- As the beast army attacks Miglance, the party catches up with Guildna, cornering the Beast King atop the castle. Amy fortuitously arrives to help, having been restored thanks to the party’s adventures in Antiquity. After finally defeating the Beast King, he seems to die. (He disappears in green light, suggesting Alpha Geo interference.). The party then goes, as Aldo says, “back to the future” (™️) to find Professor Chronos.
- Sebastia, a gifted friend of Amy’s, reveals that she knows the Administrator, and is able to secure an audience for the party. The Administrator grants them access to the Xeno-Domain research structure through the Babel Elevator. There, they view a hologram recording left by Chronos and Madoka intended for one, or both, of their children. Since Aldo is effectively a clone of Eden’s, the recording is triggered anyway. (Kyros, in cat form, can also be seen in the picture if you look closely.)
- Upon reaching the Xeno and Geo cores, the Xeno Prototype orb begins to somewhat malfunction. While it is not yet bad enough to trigger the timequake that would end all time and space, it’s bad enough to open three red portals to the Corridor of Time Layer, connecting Antiquity, the Present, and the Future. Professor Chronos appears (somehow!) and asks Aldo - the person he believes to be his son - to travel into the Corridor and use his Alpha Geo to dissipate the timequake. Too bad Aldo has no Alpha Geo within him, as he is not actually Eden.
- The party almost stops the destruction, too, those meddling kids. But the Phantom appears and demonstrates how he’ll just use a spare floating island to create the quake with the tremendous force of its impact.
- The island, transported through time, arrives in Antiquity, but the Four Elementals sacrifice themselves to destroy it, sending pieces of their corpses flying around the world, falling at random. This, in the updated, current timeline, is the reason why Prisma is dispersed across the world.
…in the Future….
- However, the Phantom can claim a partial victory, as all this only delayed the destruction of time and space. A Dimensional Vortex forms, and it is only a matter of time before it sends everything into oblivion.
- Having been time-warped to the Future, 5 days pass there, and Aldo stands on a beach like a moody teen, being all defeatist and mopey. Then the Gallery Master shows up and gives him a pep talk, Aldo acting as if it’s the most natural thing in the world. Aldo then promptly finds Riica, Amy, and Cyrus and joins them once more.
- They reach the Synth Hydra Riftbreaker airship, newly created by the Synth Humans with leftover Chronos tech, which travels through time. The party is unable to enter it, however.
- Helena, though nominally a pacifist, joins the party. (She fights them first, making an exception due to lingering resentment over Galliard's death, I guess.) She aids them in gaining entrance to the airship.
- Together, they convince the other Synth Humans to join humanity’s cause. (They do this by using the effective, time-tested strategy of beating the shit out of one’s enemies until they see things your way.)
- The gang meets with the Oracle/Chronos who takes them to the Tower of Stars. There, he reveals that he and his family had entered the portal willingly, in an effort to go back to Antiquity to study the Elementals in order to find a solution to the timequake. But a gust of time-wind (time weather is a thing, it seems) arrived en route and blew the family their separate ways.
- However, Chronos just now managed to complete the fruits of his labors: the Geo Metal. The professor’s face was scarred from years of radioactive exposure, and after King Palsifal deals him a fatal blow, he and Aldo get a Vader-Luke moment as he asks his mask to taken off one last time. Also, Palsifal, defeated by the party, dies. (No one seems to care; Cyrus doesn't react, that I recall. Odd.)
…in the Present….
- Aldo then receives the Primeval Gem, which is made of remnants of Order or something, and it’s effective against Chaos. But since the Synth Hydra needs time to power it up, and Vares randomly somehow arrives on the airship somehow and invites Aldo to come die trying to rescue his sister (lol ok), they decide to go rescue her.
- At the Beast King’s Castle, after the party arrive in the throne room, Feinne unintentionally starts freaking out due to her Geo Prisma power by collecting the the energy of other worlds. Geo Angurius forms from a union of Feinne and Altena, calling itself the perfect fusion of Geo Prisma and Elemental. But the party mortally wound it, and Altena decides to let Feinne go so that Feinne, at least, can survive. Altena then “dies” the same way as her brother, in a green light, suggesting Feinne’s Alpha Geo powers somehow preserves her.
- Using the Primeval Gem’s power to fuel a cannon blast from the airship, the gang punches a hole through the Dimensional Vortex. The ship can’t quite make it all the way, so the party travels to its core on foot.
- There, they meet Phantom once again, and defeat him (?) in battle. However, the Phantom survives and reveals Chronos Menas, a titan monster who is extremely angsty and made of dark flesh and fire. This gigantic monster uses the Alpha Geo power. But how can that be? His real identity is revealed to be: Eden! (If you’ve been reading all of this from the beginning, you knew that, but remember the first time you found out? Wow!)
- It is revealed that Eden made sure to save his sister (Cecile/Feinne) and his cat (Sorik/Kyros/later Aldo) from the time-wind gust 16 years ago. While his sister and cat ended up in the Present, he was stuck in Chronos’ Umbra - the heart of the Dimensional Vortex - for these past 16 years. There, in the darkness of the abyss, he was driven mad. His imperfect Alpha Geo was further warped in the void, becoming, basically, Chaos.
- Aldo accepts his cat origins fairly quickly, compared to how I would have taken the news. (Side note: if one goes back and watches the game’s initial cutscene, one can - barely! - see Kyros in the bushes behind Cecile’s baby basket. The clues were there the entire time! It is revealed Aldo is both “Another” version of Eden and the titular Cat Beyond Time and Space!)
- The gang rush in and battle Eden, all the while trying to get him to see reason. Eventually, only Aldo (Kyros), Feinne (Cecile), and Eden remain facing each other. Through the power of love and remembrance - and Aldo transforming back into a cat and running full force into Eden - they are able to bring Eden back to his senses. He tells his sister it’s time to give up their Geo Prisma powers, and in doing so they deus ex machina everything back to normal. Also, however, is nowhere to be found. (I wonder where Kyros is now, though,” wonders Amy. “Did he merge with Eden, or what?”)
- In a green flash (Geo Prisma power, seems - Eden’s will, in this case?), Kyros reappears inside the Mayor’s house. He then transforms into Aldo (perhaps also via Eden’s wishes). He and the others to resolve to look for Eden.
So ends the first part of the game, Version 1.0, The Cat Beyond Time and Space
~ OGRE WARS (ver. 1.5)
- In 300 AD, after the events of the The Cat Beyond Time and Space, the game devotes itself to something so important that it gets its own version number - 1.5 - but so unimportant that it doesn't amount to version 2.0 ... The Ogre Wars! [Note: I'm told this is because the events were initially to be included in 1.0, but it was decided that would have made The Cat Beyond Time and Space too bloated. I concur.]
- The Mayor tells our heroes (as a refresher: Aldo, Feinne, Amy, Riica, and Helena) that there are rumors of the site of an ancient battle, where eerie screams are heard. The group decide to investigate to see if they can locate clues as to the fate of Eden, Guildna, and/or Altena, all of whom met their supposed ends involved in some ways with Geo Prisma.
- Sure enough, both Altena and Guildna are revived via Feinne's Geo Prisma. Finding it awkward to have a deutero-antagonist with the blood of thousands of people on his hands joining the party, Geo Prisma brings back Guildna in his young adult form - the Guildna that existed at the start of the game’s very first cutscene, in fact. So, prior to his having committing acts of atrocity. (Geo Prisma likely running the same software that turns cats into clones of humans.) It yanks him out of the original timeline just before he meets the infant Feinne. Guildna meets his (now older) sister on Snake Bone Island.
- Ogre Rancorem temporarily frees itself of Aldo's control and opens up a massive portal in the sky. Out descends the Ogres Spike, transported there from about 3000 years ago, prior to the defeat of the Ogres. With them, the human Thunder King and his soldiers, as well - wielding his own version of Palsifal's holy blade. Ogre King Zennon reveals himself, too, though he retreats with his minions. Lastly, Ogres Spike is encased in an impenetrable shield.
- Beneath Miglance Castle, the Mirror (mirror on the wall, as it literally is) recounts the story of Ogre Rancorem possessing the sword of Palsifal around 3,000 years prior... adding the detail that the sword was created out an ancient magical stone by Titans, long vanished from this world. (Weirdly, the king of Miglance has the original, uncorrupted Palsifal blade, despite being from the same timeline when it was transformed into Ogre Rancorem.) The Mirror then tells of the Elemental Arms, ancient weapons connected to the Four Elementals from Antiquity, saying the Ogres had sought them out.
- The party is informed that a huge black-winged monster has been seen on Snake Bone Island. Traveling there, they reunite with Altena and the younger, reformed Guildna, and everyone puts their... edited pasts aside. They also reunited with Vares - revealed to be a smaller, kinder blue dude - and meet his twin sister, Myra. (It appears that the fact Vares snapped an innocent Baruoki man’s neck in Chapter 1 has been forgiven and/or forgotten.)
- Guildna asks Aldo and friends to accompany him to find the island's Genesis Dragon God to acquire a power-up, and they agree. They stop by the former Beast King's castle for a mandatory side quest, and afterward finally arrival at the Dragon God's heart. There, the god's vassal appears and is initially skeptical that Aldo is pure enough to save the world when he wields an evil blade. Aldo proves how pure he is by violently beating the vassal, and is given the power to increase his strength many-fold if he can collect an absurd amount of items by farming dungeons.
- Zennon kidnaps Altena. He tells our heroes to bring him the four Elemental Arms in exchange for her life. (One of these being Guildna's Crimson Blade.) This ends Part 1 of Part 1.5, if you're keeping track.
- Part 2 of Part 1.5 begins with Guildna confirming that his Crimson Blade houses the power of Salamander. Cyrus suggests the group travel back to Antiquity so that they may ask his associate, Dummy, what next to do. Somehow, the group thinks thinks that sounds right, and they depart.
- Cyrus's friend Dummy is - without explanation - literally a straw dummy. It reveals that phantoms of the Elementals can be found at Purgatory. Purgatory is a bardo-ish place in the world one can travel to and talk with dead people, somehow.
- Here's a sentence I never imagined I'd type: A straw dummy transports the team to Purgatory using astral projection.
- In Purgatory, the team fights the spirit remains of the Four Elementals, which is fine thanks for the Elementals saving the universe from annihilation in ver. 1.0. They gather the Four Elemental Arms: Earth Spirit’s Ax, the Wind Spirit’s Lance, the Water Spirit’s Katana, and the Fire Spirit’s Sword.
…in the Future….
- Zennon, it turns out, cannot be trusted. While handing over the Elemental Arms, he briefly “frees” Altena only to use her as a biological base for combining the Arms, creating one giant, dark sword. He could kill everyone in an instant, he claims, but he chooses to do the villainous thing and leave the protagonists with time to think of a plan to defeat him.
- Amy has the bright idea to visit Sebastia to see if she has a bright idea. She googles and finds out the Ogre Key. It was at the Macminal Museum, but it was abandoned. Aldo and Amy manage to get it reopened by time-hopping, but “neohumans” Amy used to know, Clughorn and Mildy, steal the key. (Amy dated a guy named… Clughorn?) Neohumans are mutants, in the X-Men sense, with psychic powers.
…in the Present...
- The pair of Neohumans hide out in Toto Dreamland, an amusement park. The protagonists confront them and defeat the monster the two channel. Mildy and Clughorn retreat, leaving the Ogre Key. Mildy, remarkably, calls the new Neohuman organization the Chrono Clan.
- The fellow from the Gallery of Dreams shows up out of nowhere and "sharpens" the twin blades wielded by the Thunder King and King Miglance. Also, in secret, he switches the blades. This sort of becomes clear, later.
- Ogre Key in hand, our heroes return to 300 AD to do battle with the ogres. The key disables the forcefield around Ogres Spike, and the combined armies of Miglance and Thunder attack from three sides.
- After avenging the Thunder King's son, Alfaldo (awfully similar name to Aldo), killed years ago in the Thunder King's timeline, Ogre Rancorem takes control of Aldo. The sword-ogre threatens the life of the Thunder King, but Aldo's friends beat him mercilessly until he is freed from its control. Ogre Rancorem promises not to do it again, and everyone is satisfied, somehow.
- Everyone comes together and defeats Zennon, the killing blow struck by the Thunder King. However, as Zennon dies, the souls of the ogres that day slain converge on the Thunder King's sword - it turns into another version of Ogre Rancorem. (Aldo's version does its best to explain the situation.) This way, since the Thunder King's sword remained uncorrupted, they all end up with two Ogre Rancorems instead of three. Follow so far?
- King Miglance gives the Thunder King his own Palsifal's holy blade, uncorrupted as it is, and the Thunder King and his troops return to their own timeline. Since the Thunder King has both the uncorrupted *and* the corrupted version of the same sword, the timeline remains in such a way that both Aldo and King Miglance will someday come into possession of their respective versions of the same weapon in the same timeline.
- Ogre Rancorem apparently planned out the whole thing - summoning the Ogre Spike into our timeline - so that our timeline would be altered to the extent the holy blade of Palsifal would not exist, but things played out differently in the game's timeline, thanks to us. (Aldo: "My head's going to start hurting if I think anymore about this." Mood, Aldo, mood.) Altena is returned to normal.
- Ogre Rancorem sets up a sequel by saying "the Goddess of Time" would soon return and that he'll have need of Aldo when she arrives.
~ EPISODE: The Closed-off Open World and the Azure Rebel (ver. 1.9)
[NOTE: There are other Episodes up until this point, of course, but I don't believe any besides this one and parts of the Celestial Tower
one - so far - are integral to understanding the Main Story. If that turns out to be untrue and Part 2 of the Main Story requires knowledge of one or more of the other Episodes, I'll add them in at some point.]
...in the Future...
- Leongrantze Figaro San - "Leo" - the youngest company officer at KMS, becomes very bored and decides to put into motion a complicated plan to make business dealings with mysterious forces in an alternate world. (I guess they luckily use the same currency, or else there's an exchange rate that I can't possibly understand.)
- Becoming smitten with Sebastia, the granddaughter of the CEO of KMS, he finds her old school project schematics and begins mass producing... well, it's basically a gundam. He decides that's what he'll sell, but he does so behind the backs of his fellow KMS leaders.
- KMS invents LeA-BAK, a rogue Synth Human created by KMS, modeled on Galliard. Leo enlists it to further his plans by enticing it with rumors of something called the Chronos Report, supposedly filled with secrets Professor Chronos catalogued.
- LeA-BAK contacts Helena. He makes some vague threats and leaves the party to wonder how to proceed.
- Through a series of events that may or may not be directly important to understanding the overall story (I'll update if necessary), our heroes resurrect Galliard and he is informed about all that transpired since his death. This was also orchestrated by Leo in order to possibly locate the Chronos Report.
- Biaka, nominally an agent of the Administrator, is revealed to be working for the Cardinal Vestige, the mysterious masterminds behind the Synth Human Rebellion. Pointing the party towards one of their secret bases, they learn of the plot to obtain the Chronos Report. Though they accept help from the Cardinal Vestige this time, Amy and the rest declare that there will be a reconning with the shadowy group controlling everything from the shadows.
- LeA-BAK is defeated by Leo's gundam, commanded by Leo, who declares his intent to discover the contents of the Chronos Report in order to unlock the "Sealed Garden," using his control of the "Time Layers," whatever that means. However, after dying again, Galliard is resurrected by a kiss from Helena, (...) and saves the party from certain death at the hands of Leo and Sebastia's gundam. Sebastia then destroys about 100 mass-produced gundams - they being based off her schematics, she had included a self-destruct option.
- The party - and LeA-Bak, saved by Galliard and Helena - escapes the building that housed the now-destroyed gundams, and Sebastia is narrowly saved by none other than Leo.
- Despite everything that transpired - world-ending level subterfuge and the attempted murder of the party and all - the pair decide to be on decent terms. (What?) Leo reveals that KMS found out about his schemes but was overall impressed by his boldness. However, they decide to stop attempting cross-time transactions.
- Galliard cryptically mentions "the stars" are at least somewhat in control and that the preceding events have shone light on the mysterious "Over Technology." Meanwhile, LeA-BAK is shown utilizing a wormhole to travel to times unknown.
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MA $5, iTunes $5 (split) The Hangover Part II MA $5 Harold and Maude VUDU $8 Harriet MA $7 The Hateful Eight VUDU/GP $6 The Heat MA $5 Hell Fest (2018) VUDU $5 Hell or High Water VUDU 4K $10 Hidden Figures iTunes 4K (MA) $8 Hitman's Bodyguard VUDU 4K $10 The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey MA $5 Home Alone MA 4K $8 Hop VUDU $6, iTunes $6 (MA) (split) Hope Springs MA HD $5 Horrible Bosses MA $5 Hostiles VUDU 4K $10 The House MA $5 How to Train Your Dragon 2 MA $4 Hugo VUDU $5, iTunes $5 (split) The Hunger Games VUDU 4K $6, iTunes 4K $3 (split) The Hunt For Red October VUDU 4K $10, iTunes 4K $6 (split) The Huntsman: Winter’s War MA 4K $10 I Feel Pretty iTunes $5 Ice Age MA $4 Inception MA $5 Independence Day MA 4K $8 Inglourious Basterds MA 4K $10 Instant Family VUDU $5, iTunes 4K $5 (split) Interstellar VUDU 4K $11 Invisible Man (2020) MA $6 It's A Wonderful Life VUDU 4K $9, iTunes 4K $6 (split) Jack Reacher Never Go Back VUDU $5 (split) Jack Ryan VUDU $5, iTunes 4K $5 (split) James Bond - Daniel Craig 4 movie collection VUDU 4K $25 (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre) James Bond - Spectre VUDU 4K $10 James Bond - Skyfall VUDU 4K $10 Jaws MA 4K $10, MA HD $5 Jerry Maguire MA 4K $10 Jigsaw VUDU 4K $10, VUDU HD $7 John Wick VUDU 4K $9, VUDU HD $5, iTunes 4K $5 (split) John Wick 2 VUDU HD $5, iTunes 4K $5 (split) John Wick 3 VUDU 4K $9, VUDU HD/iTunes 4K $7 Journey 2 SD $2 Juice VUDU 4K $10 Jupiter Ascending MA $5 Jurassic Park VUDU $5 (split) Jurassic Park III VUDU $5 (split) Justice League MA $5 The Karate Kid (1984) MA 4K $10 Kidnap VUDU $5, iTunes $5 (split) King Kong (2005) VUDU 4K $10, VUDU HD $5, iTunes 4K $7 (MA) (split) Kingsman: Golden Circle MA 4K $7 Knights of Sidonia - Love Woven in the Stars (funimation) $8 La La Land VUDU 4K $8, iTunes 4K $5 (split) Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) iTunes 4K $7 (split) Last Action Hero MA 4K $10 The Last Stand VUDU $5 Lawrence of Arabia MA 4K $10 The LEGO Movie MA 4K $8 Leprechaun 1-7 VUDU $15 Live by Night MA $5 Little Monsters $6.50 Logan 4K $8 Logan Lucky VUDU 4K $8 Lone Survivor VUDU 4K $8, iTunes 4K $7 (MA) The Longest Ride 4K $7 The Lorax iTunes $5 (MA) (split) Love & Monsters VUDU 4K $10 The Lucky One MA $5 Lucy MA 4K $10 Mad Max Fury Road MA 4K $9, MA HD $5 Mad Max: The Road Warrior MA 4K $10 Magic Mike MA $4 Maggie VUDU $5 Mama (2013) iTunes $5 Mamma Mia! MA 4K $10 Man of Steel MA $5 Men in Black III MA $5 Midway MA 4K $10 Mile 22 iTunes 4K $7 Minions VUDU HD $5 Mission Impossible 1-6 VUDU 4K $45 Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation VUDU HD $5, iTunes 4K $5 (split) Mission Impossible: Fallout VUDU HD $3, iTunes 4K $3 (split) Mood (drafthouse) $2 Monster Hunter MA 4K $10 Mortal Kombat VUDU 4K $12 Mother! VUDU 4K $5, iTunes 4K $4 (split) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington MA 4K $10 The Mummy 1-3 MA 4K $18 (split) The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor iTunes 4K $6 (MA) (split) Murder on the Orient Express MA $6 Nebraska VUDU $5, iTunes $5 (split) Neighbors VUDU $5, iTunes $5 (MA) (split) News of the World MA 4K $10 Noah VUDU $5, iTunes $5 (MA) (split) Oblivion VUDU 4K $10, iTunes 4K $7 (MA) (split) Office Christmas Party VUDU $5, iTunes 4K $5 (split) Oliver! MA 4K $10 Overlord VUDU 4K $6, VUDU HD $4, iTunes 4K $4 (split) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood MA 4K $10 Operation Finale iTunes 4K $6 Ouija: Origin of Evil iTunes $5 Pacific Rim MA HD $5 Peppermint iTunes $5 Pet Sematary (1989) VUDU 4K $10, iTunes 4K $7 (split) Pet Sematary (2019) VUDU 4K $8, VUDU HD $5, iTunes 4K $5 (split) Philadelphia MA 4K $10 Pitch Perfect VUDU $5, iTunes 4K $7 (MA) (split) Pitch Perfect 2 VUDU $5 (split) Planes, Trains & Automobiles VUDU/iTunes $6 The Post MA HD $6 Power Rangers VUDU 4K $9, iTunes 4K $6 (split) Prometheus iTunes 4K (MA) $8 Psycho MA 4K $9 The Punisher VUDU 4K $10 The Purge VUDU $5 (split) The Purge 1-3 VUDU 4K $20, iTunes 4K $18 (MA) (split) Rambo 1-5 VUDU 4K $30, VUDU HD $20 Rambo: First Blood VUDU 4K $9 Rambo (2008) VUDU 4K $9 Rampage MA $6 Ran VUDU 4K $10 Rear Window MA 4K $10 Red Heat VUDU 4K $10 Red Sparrow MA $6 Resident Evil MA 4K $10 Resident Evil: Afterlife MA 4K $10 Resident Evi: The Final Chapter MA 4K $10 Requiem for a Dream VUDU 4K $10 The Revenant MA 4K $8 Riddick (Director’s Cut) iTunes $5 (split) Rob Zombie Trilogy VUDU $10 (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, 3 From Hell) Robin Hood (2018) MA 4K $8 Robocop (2014) VUDU/GP $5 Rocketman VUDU 4K $9, iTunes 4K $6 (split) Roman Holiday VUDU/iTunes $8 San Andreas ma 4K $8 Saw VUDU 4K $9 Scarface MA 4K $10 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World MA 4K $10 Scream (1996) VUDU 4K $9 The Secret Life of Pets MA 4K $10, MA HD $5 Sense and Sensibility MA 4K $10 Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows MA HD $5 Sicario VUDU 4K $9, VUDU HD $5, iTunes 4K $6 (split) Shawshank Redemption MA 4K $10 She's The Man VUDU/iTunes $6 The Shining MA 4K $10 Shrek MA 4K $10 Shutter Island VUDU 4K $10 Skyscraper MA 4K $10, MA HD $5 Sleepless MA $5 Smokey and the Bandit MA 4K $10 Snatched iTunes 4K (MA) $6 Snow White and the Huntsman iTunes 4K $7 (MA) (split) Snowden iTunes $5 (MA) The Social Network MA 4K $10 Sonic the Hedgehog MA 4K $10 Spartacus MA 4K $10 Speed MA 4K $10 Spider-Man Homecoming MA 4K $10 Star Trek 1-4 VUDU 4K/iTunes 4K $35 (The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, The Voyage Home) Star Trek (2009) VUDU 4K $10 (split) Star Trek Into Darkness VUDU 4K $10 VUDU HD $5, iTunes 4K $5 (split) Star Trek Beyond VUDU 4K $9, VUDU HD/iTunes 4K $5 (split) Steel Dawn VUDU $5 The Sting MA 4K $10 Straight Outta Compton MA 4K $10 Stripes MA 4K $10 The Suicide Squad MA 4K $10 Super 8 VUDU 4K $10 Tammy MA $5 Taxi Driver MA 4K $10 Ted (unrated) VUDU $5, iTunes $5 (split) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) iTunes 4K $5 (split) The Ten Commandments VUDU 4K $9 Tenet MA 4K $10 Terminator 2 VUDU 4K $10 Terminator Dark Fate VUDU 4K $9, iTunes 4K $5 (split) Terminator Genesis VUDU 4K $9 The Theory of Everything iTunes $5 (MA) (split) The Thing MA 4K $10 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri MA $7 Top Gun VUDU 4K $10 Total Recall VUDU 4K $10 Transformers 4 Age of Extinction VUDU HD $5 (split) Unforgettable MA $5 Universal Soldier VUDU 4K $10 Upgrade (2018) MA $7.50 The Upside iTunes $5 Underworld MA 4K $10 Underworld: Blood Wars MA 4K $10 Underworld: Evolution MA 4K $10 Universal Classic Monsters MA 4K $30 (Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Wolfman) V for Vendetta MA 4K $10 Vanilla Sky VUDU HD/iTunes 4K $7.50 Valerian VUDU $6 Vertigo MA 4K $10 War for the Planet of the Apes iTunes 4K (MA) $6 Warcraft VUDU 4K $10, iTunes 4K $7 (MA) (split) Warrior VUDU 4K/iTunes 4K $10 We're the Millers MA $5 What Men Want VUDU $5, iTunes $5 (split) White Boy Rick MA $7 Why Him? iTunes 4K (MA) $6 Widows MA $7 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory MA 4K $10 Wizard of Oz MA $6 Wolf of Wall Street VUDU 4K $10 Wonder VUDU HD/iTunes 4K $6 Wonder Park VUDU $5, iTunes 4K $6 (split) Wonder Woman 1984 MA 4K $10 Wrath of the Titans MA $5 X-Men: Days of Future Past iTunes 4K (MA) $8, MA HD $5 XxX Return of Xander Cage VUDU $4, iTunes 4K $5 (split) You're Next VUDU $6 Sony Buff Pass MA $8 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disney/Marvel (all split) Aladdin iTunes 4K $10 (ports to VUDU in 4K), GP $6 Ant-Man and the Wasp iTunes 4K $10 (ports to VUDU in 4K) The Avengers iTunes 4K $10 (ports to VUDU in 4K), GP $6 The Avengers: Age of Ultron iTunes 4K $10 (ports to VUDU in 4K), GP $6 Avengers: Endgame MA 4K $8, GP $5 Avengers: Infinity War MA 4K $8, GP $5 Bedknobs And Broomsticks GP $8 The Big Friendly Giant (BFG) GP $7 Big Hero 6 GP $6 Black Widow MA 4K $12, MA HD $8, GP $6 Captain America: The First Avenger iTunes 4K $10 (ports to VUDU in 4K), GP $7 Captain America: The Winter Soldier iTunes 4K $10 (ports to VUDU in 4K), GP $7 Captain America: Civil War iTunes 4K $10 (ports to VUDU in 4K), GP $7 Captain Marvel MA 4K $8, GP $5 Celebrating Mickey MA $8 Christopher Robin MA $7 Cruella MA 4K $12, GP $8 Finding Dory iTunes 4K $8 (ports to VUDU in 4K), GP $4 The French Dispatch MA $10 Frozen GP $4 The Good Dinosaur GP $4 Hocus Pocus MA 4K $10, GP $7 Jungle Cruise MA $9, GP $7 The Lion King iTunes 4K $10 (ports to VUDU in 4K), GP $5 The Little Mermaid iTunes 4K $10 (ports to VUDU in 4K), GP $7 Maleficient MA 4K $10, iTunes 4K $9, GP $7 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil MA 4K $10 Million Dollar Arm MA $8, GP $7 Moana iTunes 4K $8 (ports to VUDU in 4K), GP $4 Mulan (animated) iTunes 4K $8 (ports in 4K to VUDU), GP $6 Mulan II MA $8 Mulan 2020 (live action) GP $5 Nomadland GP $6 Peter Pan Return To Never Land MA $10, GP $9 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales iTunes 4K $10 (ports to VUDU in 4K), GP $6 Pinocchio MA $9, GP $7 Pocahontas GP $8 The Santa Clause GP $7 Shang Chi GP $5 Star Wars 1-9 MA 4K $75, GP $55 Star Wars: The Force Awakens MA 4K $8, GP $4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi MA 4K $8, GP $4 Ralph Breaks the Internet MA 4K $8, GP $5 Robin Hood (animated) GP $8 Rogue One MA 4K $8, GP $5 Tarzan GP $8 Thor: Ragnarok iTunes 4K $8 (ports in 4K to VUDU), GP $4 Toy Story GP $6 Toy Story 4 MA 4K $10, GP $6 Who Framed Roger Rabbit MA 4K $10, GP $6 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TV Shows The Blacklist - season 2 VUDU $6 Game of Thrones - season 1 iTunes $5, GP $3 (split) Game of Thrones - season 2 iTunes $5, GP $3 (split) Game of Thrones - season 3 GP $3 (split) Hannibal - season 1 $6 Man Men – Final Season Part 2 VUDU $5 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I accept PayPal Goods and Services. 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2023.05.27 16:04 Carmen-Huang Pelletizing Rate of Little Poultry Feed Making Maker
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When acquiring a smart phone, ask about resolution, memory, operating memory, pixels, etc. Due to the fact that individuals's requirements for smart phones are getting higher and also greater. The very same goes for pellet feeders. So just how much pelletizing rate can a little poultry feed making equipment supplier attain?
Small poultry feed making equipment is a item with higher appointment. There are many farmers elevating poultry in China, and providers of little poultry feed making maker have actually drawn in everybody's attention.
Pelletizing price is a pertinent parameter of small poultry feed making device. A poultry feed pellet making equipment with a high granulation price has a high granulation price and also can be formed at once; a little chicken feed making machine with a reduced granulation rate may have extra feed and also the pellets are not developed, which needs reprocessing, which is lengthy as well as labor-intensive and also lowers manufacturing effectiveness. So what is the pellet result price of the pellet feeder?
Generally speaking, the pelletizing price of top quality tiny poultry feed making maker can get to more than 98%. In addition to devices, it is likewise related to the human variable. There are 2 primary aspects.
( 1) Moisture. The moisture material of chicken feed pellet mill must be 12%~ 18%. If the water is as well large, it will not create, as well as if the water is as well small, it is simple to create powder.
( 2) Resources. Usually, small poultry feed making maker suppliers suggest using resources with a specific thickness, such as corn, bran, and so on. Raw materials with low viscosity are not easy to mold. If the thickness of the raw material itself is tiny, it is best to blend it with various other raw materials.
For even more inquiries regarding the performance of the total set of fowl feed devices, please contact Richi Machinery. Richi Equipment can send you free equipment information as well as offer design options.
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Exactly how to carry out post-maintenance of chicken feed maker?
The use price of little poultry feed making maker is obtaining larger and broader, as well as currently some small pellet equipments have gotten in each of our family members. Consequently, in order to make these house convenient, so we must learn just how to keep as well as preserve the feed pellet machine.
Be careful when choosing the best maker. Select a ideal device, examine whether it is running without noise, whether the feed pellet device is consistent when utilized, whether the size of the pellets is the same, and so on. These are standard points. After purchase, we need to preserve it ourselves. Although the little poultry feed making device is small, the components are the same as the large mechanical parts, so we should additionally maintain it like a huge pellet maker when maintaining it.
Routine assessment of components is checked once a month, including whether the moving components such as Loran slide bar, screw, bearing are in typical procedure, excellent flexibility, damaged, and so on. Many people often ask why the pellet dimension of the pellet device is not uniform, actually, due to the screw and also The issue with the slide bar, some pellets of unequal size slide out at the same time and do not pass through the text part.
Therefore, we check these major elements during upkeep. If we don't make use of the equipment for a long period of time, we must discover a film to cover the maker, try to keep the dirt out of the machine, as well as open it on a regular basis, as well as draw lubricating oil to prevent some parts from rusting often. Likewise, do not utilize it indoors with some high pH. These devices are prone to acid as well as alkali deterioration. After construction, we ought to tidy up the within the equipment, clean up some recurring feed, and also tidy up the chicken feed pellet making machine for the next use.
These jobs are often overlooked by us in our life, there are lots of people that do not take care of the feed pellet equipment after usage, so the device is obtaining more and more hard, so this additionally provides us a caution, we should take good treatment of the tiny poultry feed making machine, because his Long-lasting job will certainly age, as well as failure to preserve them will certainly reduce their life expectancy.
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What are the advantages of a poultry feed pellet device?
The little chicken feed making machine naturally heats up to around 70 levels when processing feed pellets, as well as various ingredients as well as medications can be added, with very little vitamins and mineral loss. The pellet surface area is smooth, the solidity is moderate, as well as the internal healing degree is deep. It likewise kills disease-causing bacteria and also parasites as well as makes sure feed quality. Can be made use of for bunnies, hens, ducks, geese, fish, pigs, marine items, etc.
Our little fowl feed making device makes use of a shaft drive to make pellets without the demand for belts. Making use of high technology, it is much more noticeable than the original belt drive. The feed pellet machine belongs to the sort of completely dry in and dry out. Throughout the production procedure, we use these small families for reproducing. At the same time, the pellets can be saved for a long time, and it is not a issue for majority a year.
The pellets created by the fowl feed pellet machine have high hardness, smooth surface and also fully grown interior, which can be processed as reproducing feed. The production of feed can improve the food digestion and also absorption of animal nutrition, reduce the damaging effects of digestion, and also can kill pathogenic bacteria such as various parasite eggs, boosting the pet illness resistance, decreasing numerous insect and digestive system diseases.
It adapts the qualities of poultry, pigs, cattle and lamb meshing animals, improves the palatability of the feed, is convenient to eat, boosts the nutrient absorption and conversion price, is convenient for long-lasting storage and transport, and also has higher financial benefits than mixed powder feeds. Nowadays, many little ranches utilize other fine feed to crush straw, and also utilize small poultry feed making machine to press into pellets, which become Chinese food for poultry, pigs, cattle and also lamb.
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2023.05.27 11:08 RoyalFamilyhk How Long Should a Good Mattress Last?
A good mattress
is an essential part of getting a good night's sleep, and it's important to know how long it should last. In this blog post, we'll explore the average life of a good mattress, as well as factors that can affect its lifespan. We'll also discuss the benefits of memory foam mattresses
, and explore some of the options available from Royal Family Furniture
. How Long Do Mattresses Last?
A good mattress is a significant investment, and it's important to know how long you can expect it to last. While a good mattress factory
should last for several years, the exact lifespan can vary depending on a number of factors. On average, a good mattress should last between 7-10 years, although some high-quality mattresses can last up to 15 years or more.
One of the primary factors that affect the lifespan of a mattress is the quality of the materials used. Mattresses made from high-quality materials, such as memory foam or natural latex, tend to last longer than those made from lower-quality materials. The thickness and density of the materials used can also play a role in the lifespan of a mattress.
Another factor that can influence the lifespan of a mattress is the frequency of use. A mattress that is only used occasionally, such as in a guest room, may last longer than one that is used every night. This is because the constant pressure and weight of a person's body can cause the materials in a mattress to break down over time.
How well a mattress is cared for can also impact its lifespan. Proper care, such as regularly rotating and flipping the mattress, using a mattress protector, and keeping it clean, can help extend the lifespan of a mattress. On the other hand, neglecting to care for a mattress can result in it breaking down more quickly and needing to be replaced sooner.
It's important to note that while the lifespan of a mattress can vary, it's generally recommended to replace your mattress every 7-10 years. This is not only due to wear and tear on the mattress, but also due to changes in your body and sleep needs over time. As you age, your body may require different levels of support and comfort, and a mattress that was once perfect for you may no longer be suitable.
When it comes to choosing a mattress, it's important to consider not only the lifespan but also other factors such as comfort, support, and affordability. While high-quality materials and construction can contribute to a longer lifespan, they can also come with a higher price tag. However, investing in a high-quality mattress can save you money in the long run by requiring less frequent replacements.
In addition to mattresses, sofas are another piece of furniture that can have a significant impact on your comfort and quality of life. Like mattresses, the lifespan of a sofa can vary depending on factors such as the quality of materials and frequency of use. It's important to choose a sofa made from durable materials and to care for it properly in order to extend its lifespan. Choosing High-Quality Materials for Mattresses and Sofas
When it comes to choosing a mattress, one of the most important factors to consider is the materials used. Mattresses made from high-quality materials tend to last longer and provide better support than those made from lower-quality materials. Memory foam is one such material that has gained popularity in recent years due to its durability and comfort.
Memory foam mattresses are known for their ability to contour to your body, providing excellent support and pressure relief while you sleep. This is because memory foam responds to the heat and pressure of your body, allowing it to mold to your unique shape and provide customized support. Additionally, memory foam mattresses are highly durable, with some models lasting up to 15 years or more with proper care.
In addition to memory foam, other high-quality materials used in mattresses include natural latex, which is known for its durability and hypoallergenic properties, and high-density foam, which provides excellent support and comfort. When choosing a mattress, it's important to consider the materials used and their benefits to ensure that you get the best possible sleep experience.
Royal Family Furniture is a trusted name in the mattress industry, offering a wide selection of memory foam mattresses and other high-quality materials. In addition to mattresses, they also offer a variety of bedroom furniture
to help you create the perfect sleep environment.
When it comes to sofas, the materials used are also an important consideration. Sofas made from high-quality materials tend to be more durable and comfortable than those made from lower-quality materials. Leather is one material that is known for its durability and longevity, and can withstand daily wear and tear. Additionally, leather sofas are easy to clean and maintain, making them a popular choice for families with children or pets.
Other materials used in high-quality sofas include linen, cotton, and microfiber, which are all known for their durability and ease of cleaning. Some sofas may also use a combination of materials, such as leather and microfiber, to provide both durability and comfort.
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2023.05.27 10:30 Jeonginappless Trading these AM pets for paypal/ royale high items or a halo
•Arctic Reindeer (F R) •Arctic Reindeer (R) • Arctic Reindeer
•NFR Snow owl • 4x Golden ladybugs • 4x Lunar Moon Bears • 4x Strawberry shortcake bat dragon (one of them is R) • 6x Southeast Asia Egg • 1x Dragonfly
Others: 4x Wolves 1x Horse
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2023.05.27 09:23 critical_courtney [A Bargain for Bliss] — Chapter Nine (Sequel to The Fae Queen's Pet)
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Sleep held me for just a little longer than my mistress as my mind swam through sheets of silk and the smell of her bosom I was buried in. But eventually, the afternoon light penetrated my eyelids and gradually roused me from my slumber.
When my brain finally started making sense, I realized that no matter which way my arms reached, the queen was nowhere to be found. And, in fact, the light placement was wrong. I could tell by where the light shined through the windows that I was not in the queen’s bed but my own.
As my eyes finally parted, and a blurry visage of my bedroom passed into my line of sight, I slowly sat up and yawned.
“Well, finally. I didn’t think it was normal for mortals to sleep so late in the day, but with every moment you call this home I learn more,” a familiar piskie’s voice called from across my bedroom.
Turning and trying to focus my eyes, I caught sight of Barsilla sitting over on my armoire, legs crossed and dangling over the edge. My copy of A Kiss for Little Bear was open in front of her, floating in the air.
“Hey, please be careful with those,” I said, voice a little more raspy than I expected.
While I cleared my throat, the piskie snapped her fingers, and the book gently flew back down to the stack and closed, perfectly in line with the others.
“I assure you, I was careful. Mother Bear can be a bit of a bitch to her cub. I like her,” the piskie said, flying across my room with buzzing little wings on her back.
Looking over at the books, I nodded, still trying to wake up. I found myself tired. . . but in a good way? Like I had just enough grogginess hanging around my mind and body to remind me of this morning’s activities, but it felt welcome, almost like a nice buzz or a gentle high.
“Sorry, Barsilla. I just can’t quite seem to wake up entirely. It’s like there’s a. . . tiny and pleasant chill stuck to my subconscious. But I feel it in my muscles, too,” I said, touching the space on my neck where the queen had marked me.
The piskie landed on my bed frame and nodded.
“Well, that’s to be expected after a complete and thorough shellacking our queen gave you this morning. I’m sure you had fun, but in some ways making love to her is like making love to an electric wire in your world. Your body is going to hum for a little bit afterward, all that magic and energy you exchanged.”
She paused for a moment and looked me up and down.
“Your body is running on a glamour high. She already has a large chunk of her power in your wolfheart, but after what you two did earlier, you’re practically smothered in her aura. A normal human would probably go to sleep and never wake up again. But you werewolves are remarkably durable. You just keep bouncing back so long as silver isn’t involved.”
I guess that made sense. Our activities had been. . . quite thorough and explicit. My body still shivered just remembering it all.
“How long will this feeling last?” I asked, rubbing my eyes. “Not that I’m eager to get rid of it. It’s. . . pretty relaxing.”
As I said that, another chill ran down my arm, causing goosebumps.
Barsilla looked me over again. She then started counting on her fingers as if this was some kind of complex equation I didn’t understand. Not mortal math, that’s for sure.
“I’d say you should be back to feeling normal before bed tonight. Maybe watch your abilities today. Don’t try to make use of the queen’s glamour embedded within you until all this excess aura disperses. Who knows what madness would be unleashed?”
That was fine by me. I didn’t have another training session with Ceras until tomorrow anyway. And we were still working mostly on forms and stances. We hadn’t even gotten to tapping into the queen’s glamour. I hadn’t used it much since summoning that pack of feather wolves to defend the palace from the lake witch.
I wasn’t eager to tap into that power again. During the next week, I spend recovering from being stabbed in the gut, my body felt all kinds of weird. Using an immortal’s magic in a mortal body just felt like mixing mayonnaise and peanut butter. It’s possible, but the taste is pretty funky.
“Speaking of glamour, to get at your books, I had to pull off a couple ribbons. And I couldn’t help but notice they seemed a little familiar. . .,” Barsilla said, staring at me out of the corner of her eyes.
“Yeah, I’ve got questions about that, myself. But I won’t know anything for sure until I talk to Lady Bon-Hwa,” I said, staring at my fingers.
Barsilla hovered in the air again and snapped her fingers. The door to my bathroom opened, and I heard the bath kick on inside. Somehow I knew the temperature would be exactly where I wanted it, which had me curious about just how far Barsilla’s intuition went.
She snapped her fingers again, and a pair of soft white towels flew from out of the bathroom and onto my bed.
“You’re in luck, little wolf. Our queen in command is awaiting your arrival for lunch. So you might just get a chance to ask those questions after all.”
I started to get out of bed and then paused, staring at Barsilla with an eyebrow raised.
“What did I say about calling me little wolf when you’re less than six inches tall?” I asked, crossing my arms.
She didn’t even flinch.
“What did I say about telling me what to do when I could shrink you down to the size of a grape and then cut you into five pieces with the snap of my fingers?” the piskie asked, putting her hands on those microscopic hips of hers.
We continued to glare at each other in awkward silence, and eventually, I lost the contest, same as always.
“I’m. . . going to go get in the bath,” I said, clearing my throat and grabbing the towels.
“Excellent choice, royal pet,” Barsilla said, flying back over to my Little Bear books to finish the one she’d been reading.
I called out.
“Those are very important to me. So again, please be careful,” I said.
Before I closed the bathroom door, I heard Barsilla’s voice soften a tad as she said, “I know who gave you these and how dear they are to you. They’ll be just fine in my care for the few minutes I’ll need to read them.”
Strangely enough, I trusted her. So I bathed quickly, found a new soap that smelled like black raspberries, and rinsed off.
Selecting a yellow and orange sundress, I got dressed, put on a little makeup, and left my room to find Lady Bon-Hwa.
I stopped one of the queen’s feathers, a troll with a surprisingly thick German accent, and asked if he’d seen the queen in command. The troll pointed a large hand covered in gray flesh toward the rear of the castle and said she was outside near the water’s edge.
Thanking the feather and leaving, I hummed to myself and wandered through the palace until I came to the rear doorway. Outside, several feathers stood guard and waved to me as I walked by. The talon in command was an elf named Tanya, and she looked a little nervous as I exited the grounds without an escort. She’d been nearby when I ran out before, and the queen gave chase.
Nobody was scolded for that, of course. Awnry werewolves are notoriously difficult to stop, as I knew from experience. Still, none of the feathers or talons wanted to be caught on the end of the queen’s wrath if something happened to her favorite puppy— er, wolf. I was her werewolf. I had to keep at least some measure of respect for myself. Just because Barsilla calls me that doesn’t mean I need to start,
I thought, rolling my eyes.
I found Lady Bon-Hwa just outside of the palace staring at the lake, her long black hair drifting along with the breeze coming off the water. As usual, her hair was tied back with a ribbon, this one a soft blue.
The queen in command wore a matching form-fitting little blue dress that looked like someone a hiker would wear, along with black tights underneath. I didn’t know fae seamstresses could make or use polyester. Maybe Bon-Hwa hit up an L.L.BEAN store before asking me to lunch,
“There you are, little wolf. I was wondering when you would wake up,” she said as I noticed a wicker picnic basket in her hands.
“My apologies, Lady Bon-Hwa. I didn’t know we were having lunch today. You could have always asked Barsilla to wake me up,” I said.
The queen in command smiled.
“No, I’ve heard it’s best to let sleeping dogs lie. . . isn’t that the expression in the mortal world?”
Snickering, I nodded.
“Plus, I know your body needed to rest after your mistress fucked you to Avalon and back,” Bon-Hwa said with a straight face.
And there they went again. My cheeks were burning something fierce. I wasn’t ashamed of what we’d done. I rather enjoyed myself. So why did I still blush like an embarrassed teenager when other people talked about my sex life? Maybe it was just the manner in which it was discussed. Perhaps I’ll never get used to the blunt nature that folks here use to talk about my explicit activities,
Then again, it wasn’t like the fae were prudes. Pleasure was something the inhabitants of this world seemed to know everything about. They did things here mortals didn’t even have names for back where I came from. It was in the same ballpark as desire, seduction, dancing, passion, and all the other things fae spent their limitless days seeking out.
“I didn’t think we were that noisy,” I said, clearing my throat.
Bon-Hwa shook her head.
“No, dear. We certainly didn’t hear the two of you. Varella’s bedroom is enchanted with all kinds of magic to keep her secrets safe in the dark. But most of us saw her carrying you back to your bedroom. And you’re still dripping with her glamour. So, everything in Featherstone can do the math.”
Speaking of, my mind still had its buzz going from being overloaded on my mistress’ aura, so I swayed to the left a little with the lake breeze.
“I trust you’ve recovered enough to walk a little ways for a picnic?”
Staring again at the basket and wondering what goodies were inside, I asked, “Why did you choose now for us to share a meal?”
Why indeed? I’d never pretend like I could guess Bon-Hwa’s true intentions, but this one should have been obvious enough.
“To uphold our bargain, of course. I told you that after your trip to Featherbrooke, I’d show you my true face. So. . . here I am,” she said, motioning around herself with an arm.
Right, we’d made a bargain. How could I have forgotten? It was just a couple days ago, but somehow after meeting Kit and Vyz, it felt longer than that.
“Well, okay then. In that case, I’m sorry I forgot. By all means, let’s eat lunch. I’m eager to see the true Lady Bon-Hwa.”
The queen in command seemed to glance out at the lake again and then motioned for me to follow her into the forest.
We hiked for what felt like an hour, maybe two. But time was always an enigma in the land of Faerie. That was to be expected for a race of beings that simply marched outside the flow of chronology.
Eventually, we came to a patch of flat rocks next to a small waterfall. It fed into a river that I assumed went out into the lake surrounded Featherstone. It was here Bon-Hwa finally sat down the picnic basket and pulled out a thick blanket. I helped her spread it over the largest rock in the area, and we got to eating pretty quickly after that.
The queen in command had the kitchen prepare several roasted chicken sandwiches that were served cold. And I wasn’t sure if Varella had told her about my appetite or she just naturally guessed werewolves at more than the average person. But every time I reached into the basket to pull out another sandwich, one appeared.
Lady Bon-Hwa put away two sandwiches before wiping her mouth with a cloth napkin from the basket and looking over at the waterfall.
“I’m not sure what you’re expecting to see, royal pet.”
Thinking back on our last exchange, I remembered falling drastically short of the queen in command’s expectations where wordcraft was concerned. And I’d learned my lesson about folly. What if this was another test on her part? I need to ace it,
Putting my half-eaten sandwich down, I folded my hands in my lap and spoke slowly, as if trying to verbally feel around my bedroom with the lights off.
“You promised to show me your true face and told me I craved expressions of authenticity here, that it was my mortal nature. So that is what I expect, my lady. An authentic expression of your true face,” I said, my eyes trying to flash confidence.
The fae appraised my look with an analytical eye that probably took centuries to develop. And I sensed she knew I was full of bullshit. But she just nodded twice and said, “Good. That’s a little better. It seems like your visit to the Word Sage helped after all.”
Before I could argue that nothing much had changed, I remembered what Vyz had told me about gaining wisdom.
“The road to wisdom starts with being whole. And you need to reclaim yourself. A pot with holes in the side can’t hold water. So start with that lost piece of your childhood,” he’d told me in the library.
He’d given me back a small piece of my childhood with those books. Could the simple act of knowing I had such a treasure waiting for me to read at any time count as reclaiming myself? And the bigger question. . . did that necessarily give me any extra wisdom?
Clearing my throat and trying to push aside that squeamish feeling that reared its head anytime I had to be assertive, I blinked slowly and said, “I can tell you all about my visit to Vyz and Kit later. But I believe we hiked out here for a reason. And I’d like to see your true face, my lady.”
At that moment Bon-Hwa’s eyes seemed to darken a shade, and she dropped the complimentary mask that said nice words and revealed a more terrifying sight. Externally, she was still the same otherworldly beauty that I’d walked into the woods with. But inside, the queen in command’s aura changed and seemed to raise as though a viper from its nest in the ground.
My skin shivered as gooseflesh appeared, and she knew the subtle shift in her demeanor hadn’t gone unnoticed.
This look she wore now was. . . I’d describe it as visceral and hungry. Her eyes were wild and focussed on one thing at this very moment. . . myself.
There was a controlled rage present now, something that had been invisible below the surface. I didn’t know the source of this acrimony, but I didn’t have to wait for it to be revealed.
“Well, little wolf. Congratulations. You’re maybe the third person in the Raven Court to see my true face, my unbridled hunger for power. My face comes with a short backstory. It starts with a girl who became a slave at a young age and learns all the brutality of the world. Your pampered life here may give you an ignorant view of Faerie, but make no mistake, this is a cold, animalistic world full of spiteful creatures ready to throw you in the mud and drive daggers into your spine.”
I swallowed nervously and exhaled slowly.
“That story continues with the little girl furnishing a new hatred for her owners each day, until they finally let their guard down, putting her in charge of their meals. Their deaths came via poison and ribbons that I used to squeeze the last bit of life from their previously immortal bodies. This face came from an insatiable urge to rise up and tear as much power and glamour from Faerie as I could imagine and more,” she hissed.
My chest felt tight, and the buzz from earlier seemed to evaporate from fear, fear of this raw and true face, the very face I’d asked to see. Except now that I saw it, I wanted to look anywhere else.
But I didn’t. I held her gaze, not wanting to disrespect the expression of her truest self. This is what I’d bargained for. And it was what I now received. It was the very foundation of Lady Bon-Hwa.
“And now you’re the second-most powerful fae in the Raven Court. That’s quite a jump from slave, my lady,” I all but stuttered.
Her eyes narrowed, but it did nothing to lessen the enmity in her gaze.
“It’s nothing compared to the jump I’ll make to queen of the Raven Court. That’s my endgame, little wolf. The corvid crown is what drives me morning, day, and night, growing my glamour and eventually seizing a throne so that nobody will ever again be able to order me around.”
With this confession, her glamour spread to the stones around us, and ribbons rose like snakes, numbering a dozen. They filled spaces between the rocks as though they’d been slumbering here throughout our picnic.
And then the ribbons wrapped around each rock, most of which were the size of a human desk or chair. When Lady Bon-Hwa squeezed her fist, the ribbons joined together and fastened themselves around nearby rocks, squeezing tight until the stone groaned and shattered into pieces before my very eyes.
The very air itself became thick with Lady Bon-Hwa’s glamour. I felt it pulse around the stream and stones as though it was hunting. Because she was hunting. . . for the crown of my mistress.
At that moment, something snapped inside me, and a deep growl rattled the now-shattered rocks around us. My fear of the queen in command faded, replaced with renewed loyalty to my mistress.
“You seek the crown of our queen, Lady Bon-Hwa?”
She didn’t seem fazed in the least at my rattling growl, merely standing until the powerful fae towered over me.
“I’ve made no secret of my desire to the Raven Queen, and now I reveal this secret to you as well. My service to the queen is all in preparation for sitting on her throne myself one day.”
“Treason!” I barked, standing on my own feet and clenching my fists. To threaten to supplant my mistress was an action I wouldn’t tolerate. I’ve no clue what the queen in command thought bringing out here and telling me this, but I was going to put a stop to anything she was planning here and now.
But with a flick of her wrist, I found myself raised several inches into the air, ribbons securing my wrists and ankles, another at my throat.
“Consider this another lesson, little wolf. Be careful who you bark at. I could tear you into tiny pieces in the blink of an eye or across the longest hour you’ve ever known. And you—” I interrupted her, feeling glamour stirring in my wolfheart.
The thought of seeing harm come to my queen while I just stood here in the woods sparked across my chest like a bolt of lightning.
“Will defend my queen until you’ve ripped every last breath from my lungs.”
Glamour pushed outward from my chest as I visualized them around me, the ones I hadn’t called in a few months. Razor focus and need summoned them to me once again.
But the ribbons around me pulled tighter, not that I let even a groan slip as my tendons began to protest.
“Empty threats and bravado may accomplish things in the mortal world. But this is Faerie, royal pet. And I have you alone in the woods hanging in the air before me helpless as a bug in a web.”
With another growl, I matched the queen in command’s fierce gaze. Words flashed through my mind. Traitor. Usurper. Conspirator. I didn’t care if she was the second-most powerful fae in the Raven Court. I wouldn’t let her take one step toward my mistress.
“Not alone,” I said.
“What was that?” she asked, holding up a hand to her ear. She’d heard me, knew exactly what I’d said.
But I didn’t have to repeat myself because a twig snapped behind us. And that’s when she turned to see us surrounded by a dozen wolves made entirely from blackened leaves and feathers, violet eyes glowing and locked onto the queen in command.
Now it wasn’t just my growl filling the air with Varella’s glamour spilling from my chest, but the entire black feather pack.
These were the same wolves I’d called to fight the invading force of kelpies attacking Featherstone. And I was beginning to understand exactly what it would take to summon them again and again.
Lady Bon-Hwa now wore a sickening grin as she gazed at the pack around us. Then she turned her back on them and looked back at me.
Maybe her animosity cooled a degree or two. Maybe that was my imagination. But the fae before me nodded twice more.
“Good,” she said. “Very good.”
I pulled against my bonds until I started to feel my bones groaning as the stones did earlier when her ribbons snaked around them. I leaned my head forward and answered her true face with my own.
“Look at me, Lady Bon-Hwa. This is my true face. These are my claws and fangs. I am the goddamn Wolf of Featherstone and the loyal pet of her majesty Varella. I serve her with everything I’ve got as I will for all my years. You might kill me here. You might take down this black feather pack. But know two things. You won’t leave this forest unscathed, and my spirit will forever hunt you through whatever eternity you have left.”
Her face changed, and that deranged, power-hungry expression retreated behind a calmer mask, one I couldn’t immediately place. With another flick of her wrist, the ribbons that broke stones apart only moments ago cracked like whips, destroying every black feather wolf I’d summoned.
As those feathers and leaves fell back to the ground from which I’d summoned them, I felt the ribbons holding me slack a little until I was back on my own feet.
“That’s the face you’ll need when our queen takes you to Kilgara in a few days. So remember this feeling well, royal pet. Remember how it felt to summon those creatures with the use of her majesty’s glamour inside of you. And for crow’s sake, learn to harness the glamour I planted in your wolfheart as well.”
I cocked my head to the side, feeling fury inside my heart evaporating like rain from the pavement on a hot summer day after a short shower.
“Here is the last truth I will share with you today, little wolf. My service to the queen started decades before even your grandmother was born. And it began with an oath that I wouldn’t pursue the corvid crown while she still wore it. Do I crave your mistress’ power? Yes. Do I know how to keep those cravings in check until my time arrives? Also yes. So turn that protective force outward, and don’t make any more foolish bargains.”
In truth, I wasn’t sure how to feel at the moment. I’d been prepared to tear Lady Bon-Hwa’s heart out seconds ago, and now I was taking final pieces of advice from her. Things change quickly in the land of Faerie. I guess that’s all I could say.
“Then. . . this was
a test,” I said, raising an eyebrow.
“It was,” she said, closing the picnic basket and folding the blanket we’d sat on. I watched her stand and start back on the path toward Featherstone.
Following alongside the queen in command, I asked, “Did I pass?”
She said nothing for a few seconds before looking down my way with a coy grin. And I knew the time of her giving answers had passed.
“That’ll do, wolf. That’ll do.” I guess that’s all I’m going to get from her,
I thought as we continued our hike back to the palace.
2023.05.27 06:12 floofe Has anyone successfully negotiated with Alice/Tony to NOT delete all their items and convert their UCs after recovering a wrongfully frozen account?
Like many others, I've been trying to get an old account from 2004 back. I've finally remembered the original e-mail I used to create the account, but Alice has written back:
Sadly your account was frozen for flash game cheating.
However, your account can be returned, however we will have to remove:
Neopoints NP Items Convert any UC Pets Trophies from flash games will be removed if your account was frozen for flash game cheating Stamps Stocks
No NC or NC items would be touched by this.
I know I absolutely have never cheated in any flash games/had a side account etc. so I am just very confused as to why this was the reason my account has been frozen. I definitely did not have a lot of trophies or bothered with that aspect of the site - I mainly was a restocker and submitted articles/comics etc. to the Neopian Times.
I think I last logged in maybe in 2008/09, and when I left my account was definitely not frozen.
I know I had quite a few high value items in my account, as well as an UC Faerie Draik, UC Plushie Draik and UC Royal Girl Lupe. These are probably the only reason why I would want to get back into my account. In fact if they had deleted all my items I wouldn't really care, but I think converting my UCs is too far - they definitely won't be the pets I remembered and I remember I spent so much time and effort to get them.
I've told Alice that I feel I have been wrongfully frozen, and told her she can delete everything but please just leave my pets unconverted, and she is not budging...
Has anyone else been in a similar situation?
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Addams Family 2 (2021) (iTunes/4K) $5.50
Adrift (2018) (iTunes/HD) $2.50
Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) (MA/HD) $5.75 (GP/HD) $4.25
Aladdin (1992) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD) $3.25 (GP/HD) $2.25
Aladdin (2019) (MA/4K) $6 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $4.25 (GP/HD) $1.50
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) (MA/HD) $4.75
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) (MA/HD) $5.50 (GP/HD) $4
Alien Collection 1-6 (MA/HD) $19.50 1-4 (MA/SD) $9
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) (MA/4K) $5.50 (MA/HD) $4
All Eyez on Me (2017) (Vudu/HD) $2.50 (iTunes/HD) $1.75
All is Lost (2013) (Vudu/HD) $4
Allied (2016) (iTunes/4K) $4.50 (Vudu/HD) $3.75
Almost Famous (2000) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.25
Alpha (2018) (MA/HD) $4.25
Amazing Spider-Man (2012) (MA/4K) $7 (MA/HD) $4.50
Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) (MA/4K) $7 (MA/HD) $5.50
Ambulance (2022) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD) $4
American Assassin (2017) (Vudu/4K) $5.75 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3
American Gangster (Extended Edition) (2007) (MA/4K) $7.25 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $6.25
American Made (2017) (MA/4K) $7.25 (MA/HD) $4.25
Amsterdam (2022) (MA/HD) $5 (GP/HD) $3.75
Amy (2015) (Vudu/HD) $6
Anastasia (1997) (MA/HD) $6.25
Angel Has Fallen (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $5.25
Angel Heart (1987) (Vudu/4K) $6
Angels & Demons (2009) (MA/HD) $5.75
Anna (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $4.50
Annihilation (2018) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/4K) $2.50
Antebellum (2020) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $5.50
Ant-Man (2015) (MA/4K) $6.25 (iTunes/4K) $5 (MA/HD) $4.50 (GP/HD) $2.25
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) (MA/4K) $8 (iTunes/4K) $6.25 (GP/HD) $3.25
Antz (1998) (MA/HD) $5.75
Apocalypse Now (3 Versions) (Vudu/4K) $6.50
Apollo 13 (1995) (MA/4K) $6 (MA/HD) $4.75
Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm (2022) (MA/HD) $4.75
Arctic (2019) (MA/HD) $5.75
Arnold Schwarzenegger 6-Movie (Vudu/HD) $13.50
Arrival (2016) (Vudu/4K) $6.75 (Vudu/HD) $2.25 (iTunes/4K) $4
Assassination Nation (2018) (MA/HD) $4.75
Assassin's Creed (2016) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2
Atomic Blonde (2017) (MA/4K) $5 (iTunes/4K) $3.25 (MA/HD) $2.25
Avengers 1-4 (iTunes/4K) $20 (GP/HD) $7.75
Baby Driver (2017) (MA/HD) $3.75
Babylon (2022) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/4K) $6.25
Back to the Future Collection 1-3 (MA/4K) $15 (MA/HD) $7.50
Backdraft (1991) (MA/4K) $7
Bad Boys Collection 1-3 (MA/HD) $12
Bad Boys for Life (2020) (MA/4K) $5.75 (MA/HD) $3.50
Bad Guys, The (2022) (MA/4K) $8 (MA/HD) $4.25
Bad Times at The El Royale (2018) (MA/4K) $7.75 (MA/HD) $5.75
Bambi II (2006) (MA/HD) $6.25 (GP/HD) $4.50
Bank Job, The (2008) (Vudu/HD) $3.25
Banshees of Inisherin (2022) (GP/HD) $4.50
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5
BASEketball (1998) (MA/HD) $5
Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons (2022) (MA/4K) $6 (MA/HD) $4.75
Batman Year One (2011) (MA/4K) $5
Batman, The (2022) (MA/4K) $5.25 (MA/HD) $2.50
Batman: The Long Halloween Deluxe Edition (2022) (MA/HD) $6
Baywatch (2017) (Vudu/4K) $5.75 (iTunes/4K) $2 (Vudu/HD) $1.50
Beast (2022) (MA/HD) $5.75
Being John Malkovich (1999) (MA/HD) $3.50
Belly (1998) (Vudu/4K) $4.75
Beverly Hills Cop (1984) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $4.50
Big Hero 6 (2014) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $4.50 (GP/HD) $1.50
Big Short (2015) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $3.25
Birdman (2014) (MA/HD) $4.75
Birth of the Dragon (2017) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $4.25
Black Adam (2022) (MA/4K) $7 (MA/HD) $4.25
Black Panther (2018) (MA/4K) $6 (iTunes/4K) $4.25 (GP/HD) $1.75
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) $3.75 (GP/HD) $2.50
Blacklight (2022) (MA/HD) $4.25
Blindspotting (2018) (Vudu/4K) $5.25 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $4.75
Blockers (2018) (MA/HD) $3
Blues Brothers (1980) (iTunes/4K) Ports to MA $6
Blues Brothers + Unrated (1980) (MA/4K) $7
Bob's Burgers Movie (2022) (MA/HD) $3.25 (GP/HD) $2.25
Bodyguard, The (1992) (MA/HD) $5
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) (MA/4K) $5 (MA/HD) $3.25
Bond: Skyfall (2012) (Vudu/4K) $5.75 (Vudu/HD) $1
Book Club (2018) (Vudu/HD) $2 (iTunes/4K) $1
Book of Henry (2017) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $5
Booksmart (2019) (MA/HD) $5.25
Boss Baby (2017) & Family Business (2021) (MA/HD) $5.75
Boss Baby (2017) (MA/HD) $1.50
Bourne Collection 1-5 (MA/4K) $25 (iTunes/HD) $19 (MA/HD) $15
Bourne Identity (2002) (MA/4K) $5.50 (iTunes/HD) $4.50 (MA/HD) $3
Bourne Legacy (2012) (MA/4K) $5.50 (iTunes/HD) $4.50 (MA/HD) $3
Bourne Supremacy (2004) (MA/4K) $5.50 (iTunes/HD) $4.50 (MA/HD) $3
Bourne Ultimatum (2007) (MA/4K) $5.50 (iTunes/HD) $5.50 (MA/HD) $4
Boxtrolls, The (2014) (iTunes/HD) $4.75
Brave (2012) (iTunes/4K) $6.25 (GP/HD) $4.50
Braveheart (1995) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.25 (Vudu/HD) $5
Breakfast Club (1985) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $5.25
Breakfast Club (1985), Weird Science (2008), Sixteen Candles (1984) (MA/HD) $11.50
Brian Banks (2019) (MA/HD) $4.25
Bridesmaids (2011) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $3.50
Brightburn (2019) (MA/HD) $6.75
Bullet to the Head (2013) (MA/HD) $3
Bullet Train (2022) (MA/4K) $5.75 (MA/HD) $4.25
Bumblebee (2018) (Vudu/4K) $4.75 (Vudu/HD) $1.75 (iTunes/4K) $2
Cabin in the Woods (2012) (iTunes/4K) $2.75 (Vudu/HD) $2
Call of the Wild (2020) (MA/4K) $7 (MA/HD) $1.50 (GP/HD) $1.25
Candyman (2020) (MA/HD) $4.50
Captain Fantastic (2016) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $4
Captain Marvel (2019) (MA/4K) $5 (iTunes/4K) $4 (GP/HD) $1.75
Card Counter, The (2021) (MA/HD) $5
Cars 1-3 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $16.50 (GP/HD) $9
Casablanca (1943) (MA/4K) $6.25
Case for Christ, The (2017) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $4.50
Celebrating Mickey (2018) (MA/HD) $5.50
Chaos Walking (2021) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $5
Charlie's Angels (2000) (MA/4K) $7.75
Charlie's Angels (2019) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) $5.50
Chasing Amy (1997) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $3.75
Chicago (2002) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $5
Chicken Run (2000) (MA/HD) $5.25
Choice, The (2016) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $3.25
Christopher Robin (2018) (MA/HD) $5.25 (GP/HD) $4
Chronicle (2012) (MA/HD) $4.50
Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) (MA/HD) $7
Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (2007) (MA/HD) $6.50 (GP/HD) $5
Clerks III (2022) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $5.50
Cloverfield (2008) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.75
Coco (2017) (MA/4K) $6.50 (iTunes/4K) $5.25 (GP/HD) $2.25
Cold Pursuit (2019) (Vudu/4K) $6.50 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3
Coming to America (1988) (Vudu/4K) $4.75 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3.25
Commuter (2018) (Vudu/4K) $6.25 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $2.50
Conan The Barbarian (2011) (Vudu/4K) $5
Constantine: The House of Mystery (2022) (MA/HD) $3.50
Contractor (2022) (Vudu/4K) $7 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $4.50
Courier, The (2020) (Vudu/4K) $5 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $4.50
Crash (2004) (Vudu/HD) $5.25
Crawl (2019) (Vudu/HD) $3 (iTunes/4K) $2
Croods (2013) & A New Age (2020) (MA/HD) $6.75
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001) (MA/4K) $7.75
Da Vinci Code (2006) (MA/HD) $7
Daddy's Home 1-2 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5.25
Daddy's Home 2 (2017) (Vudu/4K) $4.50 (iTunes/4K) $2 (Vudu/HD) $2.25
Dances With Wolves (1990) (Vudu/HD) $6
Daniel Craig Collection 5-Movie (Vudu/4K) $20
Dark Tower (2017) (MA/HD) $3
Dark Waters (2019) (MA/HD) $5.75
Darkest Hour (2017) (MA/HD) $3
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes (2014) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $4
Day After Tomorrow (2004) (MA/HD) $6.75
DC League of Super-Pets (2022) (MA/4K) $8 (MA/HD) $5
Deadpool (2016) (MA/4K) $6 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2
Deadpool 2 (2018) (MA/4K) $6.25 (MA/HD) $3.25
Death on the Nile (2022) (MA/HD) $5 (GP/HD) $3.50
Death Wish (2018) (Vudu/HD) $2.25
Deepwater Horizon (2016) (Vudu/4K) $5 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $2.50
Dentist Collection 1-2 (1996-1998) (Vudu/HD) $5.50
Detective Knight Collection 1-3 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $15 $5.75 Each
Devil's Due (2014) (MA/HD) $2.75
Devotion (2022) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $6.50
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) (MA/HD) $4.50
Die Hard (1988) (MA/4K) $7 (MA/HD) $4
Die Hard 1-5 (MA/HD) $16 $4.75 Each
Dirty Dancing (1987) (Vudu/4K) $5 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $4.50
Dirty Grandpa (2016) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6
Disaster Artist, The (2017) (Vudu/HD) $6.25
Django Unchained (2012) (Vudu/HD) $2.50
Do the Right Thing (1989) (MA/4K) $6
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) (MA/4K) $6 (MA/HD) $2.75 (GP/HD) $2
Dog (2022) (Vudu/HD) $3.25
Dolittle (2020) (MA/4K) $6 (MA/HD) $3.50
Don't Worry Darling (2022) (MA/HD) $5.50
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) (Vudu/HD) $5.25 (iTunes/4K) $4.25
Downsizing (2017) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $1.25
Downton Abbey (2019) (MA/HD) $5.50
Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022) (MA/HD) $3.75
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (iTunes/4K) $5.50 (MA/HD) $5
Dracula Untold (2014) (MA/4K) $7 (MA/HD) $2.75 (iTunes/4K) $4
Draft Day (2014) (Vudu/HD) $3.25 (iTunes/HD) $2.50
Dragged Across Concrete (2019) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3.25
Dragonheart 5-Movie (MA/HD) $15
Drive (2011) (MA/HD) $4.25
Dumbo (2019) (MA/4K) $6 (iTunes/4K) $5.25 (GP/HD) $2.50
Dune (2021) (MA/4K) $5
Dying of the Light (2014) (Vudu/HD) $2.25
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (MA/4K) $6 (iTunes/4K) $5 (MA/HD) $3
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988) (Vudu/HD) $5.75
Edward Scissorhands (1990) (MA/HD) $3
Eighth Grade (2018) (Vudu/HD) $5.75
Elvis (2022) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD) $4
Elysium (2013) & District 9 (2009) (MA/HD) $7.75
Elysium (2013) (MA/HD) $3.25
Emoji Movie (2017) (MA/HD) $2.25
Epic (2013) (MA/HD) $1.75 (iTunes/SD) $1.25
Equalizer 2 (2018) (MA/4K) $7.25 (MA/HD) $2.75
Escape from L.A (1996) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6
Eternals (2021) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD) $4.50 (GP/HD) $3
Everest (2015) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) $3 (iTunes/4K) $4
Ex Machina (2015) (Vudu/4K) $6.50 (Vudu/HD) $4
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $3
Expendables 1-3 (Vudu/HD) $4.50
Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021) (GP/HD) $4.25
Fabelmans (2022) (MA/HD) $6.50
Fahrenheit 451 (2018) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $4.50 (GP/HD) $3
Fantastic Beasts Collection 1-3 (MA/HD) $8
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) (MA/4K) $5.25 (MA/HD) $3
Fantastic Four (2015) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $4.50
Farewell, The (2019) (Vudu/HD) $5.50
Fast & Furious Collection 1-9 (MA/HD) $10
Fatale (2020) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $3.75
Father Stu (2022) (MA/HD) $5.50
Fatherhood (2021) (MA/HD) $3.75
Fault in Our Stars (2014) (MA/HD) $1.75
Fences (2016) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $1.75
Ferdinand (2017) (MA/HD) $3.50
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $6
Field of Dreams (1989) (MA/4K) $7.50 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $6
Fifth Element (1997) (MA/4K) $8 (MA/HD) $6.75
Fifty Shades of Grey 3-Movie + Unrated (MA/HD) $9.75
Finding Dory (2016) (MA/4K) $5.75 (iTunes/4K) $3.50 (GP/HD) $1.25
Finding Nemo (2003) (MA/4K) $6.75 (iTunes/4K) $5.25 (GP/HD) $3
Finest Hours, The (2016) (MA/HD) $6.25 (GP/HD) $3.75
First Cow (2019) (Vudu/HD) $6.50
First Man (2018) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD) $4.25
Flashdance (1983) (Vudu/4K) $6.75
Flatliners (2017) (MA/HD) $4.25
Footloose (2011) (Vudu/HD) $5 (iTunes/HD) $3.50
Ford v Ferrari (2019) (MA/4K) $7.75 (MA/HD) $4.75
Forever My Girl (2018) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $3.75
Forrest Gump (1994) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5.50
Fox and the Hound (1981) (MA/HD) $6.50 (GP/HD) $5
Fox and the Hound 2, The (2006) (MA/HD) $4 (GP/HD) $3
Frankenstein (1931) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $4.50
Frozen (2013) (MA/4K) $5.50 (MA/HD) $3.50 (GP/HD) $1.50
Frozen 2 (2019) (MA/4K) $4.50 (MA/HD) $4 (GP/HD) $1.75
Fruitvale Station (2014) (Vudu/HD) $4
Fury (2014) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) $4.50
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3.75
Gamer (2009) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5.50
Garfield (2004) (MA/HD) $6.50
Gate, The (1987) (Vudu/SD) $4.25
Gemini Man (2019) (Vudu/4K) $5.75 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $2.25
Ghost in the Shell (1995) (Animated) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $4.75
Ghost In The Shell (2017) (Vudu/HD) $2.25 (iTunes/4K) $2.75
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) (MA/HD) $6.75
Girl on the Train (2016) (iTunes/4K) $2.25 (MA/HD) $2.50
Girl with All the Gifts, The (2016) (Vudu/HD) $5
Gladiator (2000) (Vudu/4K) $6.25 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5
Glass (2019) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) $4.50
Glory (1989) (MA/4K) $7.75
Godfather (1972) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/4K) $4.75
Godfather Trilogy (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $14
Gods of Egypt (2016) (Vudu/4K) $5.25 (Vudu/HD) $2 (iTunes/4K) $1.50
Godzilla (1998) (MA/4K) $8
Gone Girl (2014) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $5.75
Good Boys (2019) (MA/HD) $3.75
Good Will Hunting (1997) (Vudu/HD) $5.25
Goodfellas (1990) (MA/4K) $6.50
Goosebumps 2 (2018) (MA/4K) $7.50 (MA/HD) $6.50
Gotti (2018) (Vudu/HD) $2
Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) (MA/HD) $3.75
Grease (1978), 2 (1982), Live! (2016) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $14
Greatest Showman (2017) (MA/HD) $2.25
Green Book (2018) (MA/4K) $7.25 (MA/HD) $5
Green Knight (2021) (Vudu/4K) $5.50
Green Lantern: Beware My Power (2022) (MA/HD) $3.25
Green Mile, The (1999) (MA/4K) $6
Greta (2019) (MA/HD) $5.25
Grey, The (2012) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $2.75
Groundhog Day (1993) (MA/4K) $8
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) (MA/4K) $6.75 (iTunes/4K) $4.25 (GP/HD) $1.25
Hacksaw Ridge (2016) (Vudu/4K) $4.50 (iTunes/4K) $3.50 (Vudu/HD) $2.25
Halloween (2018) (MA/4K) $6.25 (MA/HD) $4.25
Halloween Ends (2022) (MA/4K) $6.25 (MA/HD) $4.50
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $2.50
Happytime Murders (2018) (iTunes/4K) $1.75
Hardcore Henry (2016) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $3.50
Harriet (2019) (MA/HD) $4.25
Hate U Give (2018) (MA/4K) $7.75 (MA/HD) $4.50
Haunting in Connecticut (2009) (Vudu/HD) $6.50
Heat, The (2013) (MA/HD) $2.25 (iTunes/SD) $1
Heaven is for Real (2014) (MA/HD) $2.75
Hell Fest (2018) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $3.75
Hell or High Water (2016) (Vudu/4K) $5.25 (Vudu/HD) $2.25 (iTunes/4K) $3.75
Hellboy (2004) (MA/4K) $7.75
Hellboy (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $4.25
Hercules (2014) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $1.50
Hereditary (2018) (Vudu/HD) $3.75
Hidden Figures (2016) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2
Highlander (1986) (Vudu/4K) $5
Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) (Vudu/4K) $6.25 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $4.25
Hobbs & Shaw (2019) (MA/4K) $5.75 (MA/HD) $3.75
Hocus Pocus (1993) (MA/4K) $6.75 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $4.75 (GP/HD) $2.25
Holmes And Watson (2018) (MA/HD) $3.75
Home (2015) (MA/HD) $2
Home Alone 1-2 (MA/HD) $7.50
Hope Springs (2012) (MA/HD) $2.50
Hostiles (2017) (Vudu/4K) $4.75 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3
Hotel Mumbai (2019) (MA/HD) $5.25
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD) $4.50
House of 1,000 Corpses (2003), Devil's Rejects (2005), 3 From Hell (2019) (Vudu/HD) $6
House of Gucci (2021) (iTunes/4K) $5
House of the Dragon: Season 1 (2022) (Vudu/4K) $9 (Vudu/HD) $5.50
House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) (MA/4K) $6 (MA/HD) $3.75
How to Train Your Dragon (2010) (MA/4K) $6.50
How to Train Your Dragon Collection 1-3 (MA/HD) $7.50 $4.75 Each
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) (MA/4K) $6 (MA/HD) $4.25
Howard the Duck (1986) (MA/4K) $7
Hunger Games Collection 1-4 (Vudu/HD) $6 (iTunes/4K) $12
Hunter Killer (2018) (Vudu/4K) $5.75 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $2.75
Hurt Locker (2008) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.25
Hustle, The (2019) (iTunes/4K) $2.75
Hustlers (2019) (iTunes/4K) $3
I Feel Pretty (2018) (iTunes/HD) $1
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) (MA/HD) $3.50
I See You (2019) (iTunes/HD) $2.50
I, Frankenstein (2014) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $1.75
I, Tonya (2017) (MA/HD) $5.75
Ice Age (2002) (MA/HD) $5
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) (MA/HD) $6
Identity Thief (2013) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $3.75
If I Stay (2014) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5.75
Imitation Game, The (2014) (Vudu/HD) $3.25
Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks (2017) (iTunes/HD) $3.50
In the Heights (2021) (MA/4K) $5
Inception (2010) (MA/4K) $6.50
Incredibles (2004) (MA/4K) $7.75 (iTunes/4K) $6.25 (GP/HD) $4.75
Incredibles 2 (2018) (MA/4K) $6.25 (iTunes/4K) $4.50 (GP/HD) $2
Independence Day (1996) (MA/4K) $7.75 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $5.50
Indiana Jones 1-4 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $20
Inglorious Bastards (2009) (MA/4K) $7
Inside Out (2015) (MA/4K) $5.75 (iTunes/4K) $4.25 (GP/HD) $1.50
Instant Family (2018) (Vudu/HD) $2 (iTunes/4K) $1.50
Insurgent (2015) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $4.25 (Vudu/HD) $3.50
Interstellar (2014) (Vudu/4K) $6 (iTunes/4K) $5.75 (Vudu/HD) $4
Invisible Man (2020) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) $3.75
Iron Man 1-3 (MA/4K) $21 (iTunes/4K) $16 (GP/HD) $7.50
Iron Man and Hulk: Heroes United (2013) (MA/HD) $5.50
It Follows (2015) (Vudu/HD) $4.50
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) (Vudu/HD) $6.75
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) (Vudu/4K) $5.25 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5
Jack Reacher Collection 1-2 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $7
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) (Vudu/4K) $5.50 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $2.75
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3.25
Jackass Forever (2022) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $4
Jane Got a Gun (2016) (Vudu/HD) $5.75
Jason Bourne (2016) (MA/4K) $5.50 (iTunes/HD) $3.50 (MA/HD) $3
Jason Statham 6-Movie (Wild Card, War, Bank Job, Transporter 3, Crank, Crank 2) (Vudu/HD) $11.50
Jaws (1975) (MA/4K) $6.25 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $4.75
Jaws (1975) Jaws 2 (1978) Jaws 3 (1983) Jaws: The Revenge (1987) (MA/HD) $15.50
Jexi (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $4.50
Jigsaw (2017) (Vudu/4K) $5 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $2
Jingle All the Way (1996) (MA/HD) $5.25
JOBS (2013) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $3.75
John Wick Collection 1-3 (Vudu/4K) $16.50 (iTunes/4K) $14.50 (Vudu/HD) $8
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $4
Judy (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $3.75
Juice (1992) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.50
Jumanji (1995) (MA/HD) $6.50
Jumanji: Next Level (2019) & Welcome to the Jungle (2017) (MA/HD) $7.50
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) (MA/4K) $7.75 (MA/HD) $5.50
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017) (MA/4K) $5.50 (MA/HD) $2 (MA/SD) $1
Jungle Book (1967) (MA/HD) $6 (GP/HD) $4
Jungle Book (2016) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $5.25 (GP/HD) $2.75
Jungle Book 2 (2003) (MA/HD) $6.50 (GP/HD) $5.50
Jungle Cruise (2021) (MA/4K) $6 (MA/HD) $3.75 (GP/HD) $3
Jurassic Park: The Lost World (1997) (MA/4K) $6.50 (iTunes/4K) $3.75 (MA/HD) $3
Jurassic World Collection 1-5 (MA/4K) $20 (iTunes/4K) $17.50 (MA/HD) $10
Jurassic World Collection 1-6 (MA/4K) $23.50 (MA/HD) $11.50
Jurassic World: Dominion + Extended Cut (2022) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) $4.25
Justice League x RWBY Super Heroes and Huntsmen Part One (2023) (MA/HD) $4.25
Kick-Ass (2010) (Vudu/4K) $5.75 (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $4.50
Kid, The (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $5.25
Killer Elite (2011) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $3.25
Killing Kennedy (2013) (MA/HD) $6.50
Killing Lincoln (2013) (MA/HD) $5.25
Kin (2018) (Vudu/4K) $5.75 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3
King Kong (2005) (MA/4K) $5.75 (iTunes/4K) $3.75 (MA/HD) $3.50
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016) (MA/HD) $4.50
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2.75
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $4.25
Knight and Day (2010) (MA/HD) $6.50
Knives Out (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $5.25
Knock at the Cabin (2023) (MA/HD) $5.50
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) (MA/HD) $2.50
Kung Fu Panda Collection 1-3 (MA/HD) $12.50
La La Land (2016) (Vudu/HD) $2.25 (iTunes/4K) $3.75
Lady and the Tramp (1955) (MA/HD) $5.75 (GP/HD) $3.75
Last Duel, The (2021) (MA/HD) $5.25 (GP/HD) $4
Last Witch Hunter (2015) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $1.50
Last Word (2017) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $4.75
Legion of Super Heroes (2023) (MA/HD) $6
Les Miserables (1998) (MA/HD) $7
Les Miserables (2012) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $2.75
Life of Pi (2012) (MA/HD) $2.50
Lightyear (2022) (MA/4K) $5 (MA/HD) $2.75 (GP/HD) $2
Lilo & Stitch (2002) & Stitch Has a Glitch (2005) (MA/HD) $10.50 (GP/HD) $6
Lincoln Lawyer (2011) (Vudu/4K) $5.25 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $4.50
Lion King (1994) (MA/4K) $7 (iTunes/4K) $4.50 (GP/HD) $2.75
Lion King (2019) (MA/4K) $6 (iTunes/4K) $4 (GP/HD) $1.25
Little (2019) (MA/HD) $4.50
Little Fockers (2010) (MA/HD) $5
Little Mermaid (1989) (MA/4K) $7.25 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $5.75 (GP/HD) $3.75
Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) (MA/4K) $5
Lock Up (1989) (Vudu/4K) $5
Logan (2017) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2.75
Logan Lucky (2017) (MA/HD) $1.50 (iTunes/4K) $2.25
Lone Ranger (2013) (MA/HD) $4.50 (GP/HD) $2.50
Lone Survivor (2013) (MA/4K) $6.75 (iTunes/4K) $2 (MA/HD) $1.50
Long Shot (2019) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $4
Longest Ride (2015) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $1.50
Looper (2012) (MA/4K) $5.75 (MA/HD) $3
Lost City, The (2022) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6
Love and Monsters (2020) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $7
Lucy (2014) (MA/HD) $2
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022) (MA/HD) $5.50
Mad Max Collection 1-4 (Vudu/4K) $20
Madagascar Collection 1-4 (MA/HD) $14
Magnificent Seven (2016) (Vudu/4K) $6 (Vudu/HD) $2.50
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) $1.75
Man on a Ledge (2012) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.50
Marry Me (2022) (MA/HD) $6.50
Marshall (2017) (MA/HD) $4.75
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) (MA/4K) $6.50 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $4.50 (GP/HD) $2
Matrix: Resurrections (2021) (MA/4K) $5
Maze Runner (2014) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $5.50
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $6
McFarland, USA (2015) (MA/HD) $6.25 (GP/HD) $4.50
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3
Megan Leavey (2017) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $1.75
Memory (2022) (MA/HD) $3.50
Men (2022) (Vudu/HD) $3.75
Men in Black (1997) (MA/HD) $6.50
Men in Black 3 (2012) (MA/HD) $2.50
Men in Black Collection 1-3 (MA/HD) $15.50
Men in Black II (2002) (MA/HD) $6.75
Menu (2022) (MA/HD) $5.50 (GP/HD) $4
MIB: International (2019) (MA/4K) $5.75 (MA/HD) $4.75
Mickey & Minnie 10 Classic Shorts - Volume 1 (2023) (MA/HD) $5.75 (GP/HD) $4
Midway (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $4
Mile 22 (2018) (iTunes/4K) $1.75
Minions (2015) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2.75
Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) & Minions (2015) (MA/HD) $8
Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD) $5.25
Miss Bala (2019) (MA/HD) $3.75
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2015) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2
Mission: Impossible Collection 1-6 (Vudu/4K) $25 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $20
Moana (2016) (MA/4K) $7 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $4.75 (GP/HD) $2
Money Monster (2016) (MA/HD) $3.25
Moneyball (2011) (MA/HD) $2.75
Monster Hunter (2020) (MA/4K) $7 (MA/HD) $4.25
Monsters University (2013) (MA/4K) $6.75 (iTunes/4K) $5.75 (GP/HD) $3.50
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) (MA/HD) $4.75
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) (MA/4K) $7.25
Moonfall (2022) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $5
Moonlight (2016) (Vudu/HD) $4
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) (MA/HD) $4.75
Morbius (2022) (MA/4K) $5.25 (MA/HD) $3.25 (MA/SD) $2.25
Mortal Engines (2018) (MA/4K) $7 (MA/HD) $3.25
Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2014) (MA/HD) $3.50
Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind (2022) (MA/HD) $5.50
Mother's Day (2016) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $5
Mountain Between Us (2017) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $1.50
Mr & Mrs. Smith (2005) (MA/HD) $5.75
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) (MA/HD) $3.25
Mulan (1998) (MA/4K) $6.75 (iTunes/4K) $5.75 (GP/HD) $3
Mulan (2020) (MA/4K) $6.25 (MA/HD) $4 (GP/HD) $2.25
Mulan 2 (2005) (MA/HD) $3.75 (GP/HD) $2.75
Mummy, The (2017) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2.75
Muppets Most Wanted (2014) (MA/HD) $6.25 (GP/HD) $4.50
Murder on The Orient Express (2017) (MA/HD) $2.75
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $4
My Boss's Daughter (2003) (Vudu/HD) $6
My Fair Lady (1964) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5.50
My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $3.25
Natural, The (1984) (MA/4K) $5
Nebraska (2013) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $2.25
Never Grow Old (2019) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $4.50
New Mutants (2020) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD) $5.25 (GP/HD) $2.75
News of the World (2020) (MA/4K) $6.25 (MA/HD) $3.75
Night at the Museum 3-Movie (MA/HD) $13.50 $6 Each (MA/SD) $9
Night Before (2015) (MA/HD) $4.75
Night School (Extended) (2018) (MA/4K) $7 (MA/HD) $3.75
Nightmare Alley (2021) (MA/HD) $4.50 (GP/HD) $3.50
No Country For Old Men (2007) (Vudu/HD) $5.50 (iTunes/HD) $6.50
Noah (2014) (Vudu/HD) $1.75 (iTunes/HD) $1.50
Nope (2022) (MA/4K) $8 (MA/HD) $5.75
Nope (2022), Get Out (2017) & Us (2019) (MA/HD) $10
Northman (2022) (MA/4K) $7.25 (MA/HD) $4.50
Notting Hill (1999) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $3.75
Now You See Me 1-2 (Vudu/HD) $4 (iTunes/HD) $6.50
Nut Job (2014) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $1.75
Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) (MA/4K) $6 (MA/HD) $3 (GP/HD) $2.50
Oblivion (2013) (MA/4K) $7 (iTunes/4K) $3.50 (MA/HD) $2.25
Office Space (1999) (MA/HD) $7
Olaf's Frozen Adventure Plus 6 Disney Tales (2017) (MA/HD) $4.50 (GP/HD) $3
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood (2019) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD) $5
One Direction: This is Us + Extended Fan Edition (2013) (MA/HD) $3.25
Only The Brave (2017) (MA/HD) $5.50
Onward (2020) (MA/4K) $5.50 (MA/HD) $4 (GP/HD) $2.25
Operation Finale (2018) (iTunes/4K) $2.75
Other Woman (2014) (MA/HD) $2.25
Ouija (2014) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $2.50
Our Kind of Traitor (2016) (Vudu/HD) $3.25
Overboard (2016) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $5.75
Overlord (2018) (Vudu/4K) $5 (Vudu/HD) $2.75 (iTunes/4K) $4
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) (MA/HD) $2 (GP/HD) $1
Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) (MA/4K) $7.75 (MA/HD) $4.50
Parasite (2019) (MA/HD) $4.75
Passengers (2016) (MA/HD) $2.75
Paterno (2018) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $4.25 (GP/HD) $2.75
Patriot Games (1992) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $5.50
Patriots Day (2017) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $2.50
Paul, Apostle Of Christ (2018) (MA/HD) $4.50
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $6
Peanuts Movie (2015) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2.25
Pearl (2022) (Vudu/HD) $5.50
Penguins of Madagascar (2014) (MA/HD) $2.75
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) (MA/HD) $2.25
Pet Sematary (1989) (Vudu/4K) $6 (iTunes/4K) $4 (Vudu/HD) $3.75
Pete’s Dragon (2016) (MA/HD) $6.25 (GP/HD) $4.25
Peter Pan (1953) (MA/HD) $6.25 (GP/HD) $4.75
Peter Pan: Return to Neverland (2002) (MA/HD) $6 (GP/HD) $4.50
Peter Rabbit (2018) & 2 (2021) (MA/HD) $8.50 $4.75 Each
Philadelphia (1993) (MA/4K) $7.75
Pineapple Express (Unrated Edition) (2008) (MA/HD) $6.50
Pitch Black - Unrated Director's Cut (2000) (MA/HD) $6
Pitch Perfect (2012) (MA/4K) $5.75 (MA/HD) $2.75 (iTunes/4K) $3.75
Pitch Perfect Collection 1-3 (MA/HD) $11.50
Plane (2023) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $8
Planet of the Apes 1-3 (Newer) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $12
Power Rangers (2017) (Vudu/4K) $5.50 (iTunes/4K) $3.25 (Vudu/HD) $2.75
Precious (2009) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $6.25
Predator (1987), 2 (1990), Predators (2009), Predator (2018) (MA/HD) $11
Predator (2018) (MA/4K) $6.25 (MA/HD) $3.50
Pretty in Pink (1986) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $4.75
Prey for the Devil (2022) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6
Priceless (2016) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $5
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) (MA/HD) $6.50
Prophecy Collection 1-5 (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $14.50
Proud Mary (2018) (MA/HD) $4.25
Psycho (1960), Rear Window (1954), The Birds (1963), Vertigo (1958) (MA/4K) $17
Pulp Fiction (1994) (Vudu/4K) $5.50 (Vudu/HD) $4.25 (iTunes/HD) $5.25
Punisher, The (2004) (Vudu/4K) $5.75
Punisher: War Zone (2008) (Vudu/4K) $5.75
Purge: Anarchy (2014) (MA/4K) $5.75 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $4.75
Puss in Boots (2011) (MA/4K) $6.75
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022) (MA/HD) $7.50
Queen & Slim (2019) (MA/HD) $4.50
Queen of Katwe (2016) (MA/HD) $3.50 (GP/HD) $2.50
Raid 2 (2014) (MA/HD) $5.75
Raid: Redemption + Unrated (2012) (MA/HD) $5.75
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) (MA/4K) $5.25 (iTunes/4K) $4.50 (GP/HD) $1.50
Rambo Collection 1-5 (Vudu/HD) $13
Ray (2004) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $5.25
Ready or Not (2019) (MA/HD) $6.25
Rear Window (1954) (MA/4K) $4.75
Red 2 (2013) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.25 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $1.50
Red Sparrow (2018) (MA/HD) $4.50
Replicas (2019) (Vudu/4K) $5.50
Requiem for a Dream - Director's Cut (2000) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.25
Rescuers, The (1977) (MA/HD) $6.50 (GP/HD) $4
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) (MA/4K) $7.25 (MA/HD) $3.25
Revenant, The (2015) (MA/4K) $5.25 (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $3.25
Rhythm Section (2020) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $4.25
Riddick Collection 1-3 (Unrated) (MA/HD) $14
Ride Along 1-2 (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $5 $2.75 Each
Rings (2017) (Vudu/HD) $2.75 (iTunes/HD) $1.50
Rise of the Guardians (2012) (MA/HD) $3.25
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2010) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $5.75
Robin Hood (2010) (MA/4K) $6.25
Robin Hood (2018) (Vudu/4K) $5 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3.25
RoboCop (2014) (Vudu/HD) $2
Rocketman (2019) (Vudu/4K) $4.75 (iTunes/4K) $2.50 (Vudu/HD) $2.25
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (MA/HD) $5.25
Rogue (2020) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $3.50
Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) (MA/HD) $3.50
Rookie of the Year (1993) (MA/HD) $7.50
Room (2015) (Vudu/HD) $5
Rough Night (2017) (MA/HD) $4.25
Rumble (2022) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5.75
Running Man, The (1987) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.25
Same Kind of Different as Me (2017) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $2
Sandlot, The (1993) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $5
Saturday Night Fever (1977) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.25
Sausage Party (2016) (MA/HD) $4.75
Savages (2012) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $2.25
Saving Private Ryan (1998) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.50
Saw (2004) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $5.50
Saw Collection 1-7 (Vudu/HD) $10
Scarface (1983) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $5.25
Scary Movie 3 (2003) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $4
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $3
Schindler's List (1993) (MA/HD) $4.75
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010) (MA/4K) (iTunes/4K) $5.75 (MA/HD) $5.25
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) (Vudu/HD) $3.75 (iTunes/HD) $2.75
Scream (1996) (Vudu/4K) $6 (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $3.75
Scream 5 (2022) (iTunes/4K) (Vudu/HD) $5.50
Scream Collection 1-3 (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $13.50
Scrooged (1988) (iTunes/HD) $3.75
Secret Headquarters (2022) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/4K) $6
Secret in Their Eyes (2015) (MA/HD) (iTunes/HD) $2.25
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) (iTunes/HD) Ports to MA $4.50
Selma (2015) (Vudu/HD) $3 (iTunes/HD) $2.25
Serenity (2005) (MA/HD) $3.50
Seriously Red (2022) (Vudu/HD) $6.75
Sessions, The (2012) (MA/HD) $4.50
Shack (2017) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $1.50
Shallows, The (2016) (MA/4K) $6.75 (MA/HD $4
Shang-Chi (2021) (MA/4K) $6.25 (MA/HD) $4.75 (GP/HD) $3
Shape of Water (2017) (MA/HD) $3.25
Shaun of the Dead (2004) (MA/4K) $5
Shawshank Redemption (1994) (MA/4K) $6
Shazam! (2019) (MA/4K) $7
Sherlock Gnomes (2018) (Vudu/HD) $2.75 (iTunes/4K) $2.25
She's the Man (2006) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/HD) $3.25
Shrek 2 (2004) (MA/HD) $6
Shrek the Third (2007) (MA/HD) $6
Shutter Island (2010) (Vudu/4K) (iTunes/4K) $6.50
Sicario (2015) (Vudu/4K) $6 (Vudu/HD) $1.75 (iTunes/4K) $3
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) (MA/4K) $7.75 (MA/HD) $3.75
Silent Night, Deadly Night: 3-Film Collection (1989-1991) (Vudu/HD) $6
Silver Linings Playbook (2012) (Vudu/HD) $2
Sin City (2005) (Vudu/HD) $5.75
Sing (2016) (iTunes/4K) (MA/HD) $2.75
Sing Collection 1-2 (MA/HD) $6
Singin' in the Rain (1952) (MA/4K) $6.50
Skyscraper (2018) (MA/4K) $5.25 (MA/HD) $1.75
Sleeping Beauty (1959) (MA/HD) $3.50 (GP/HD) $2.50
Slender Man (2018) (MA/HD) $5.25
Smile (2022) (Vudu/HD) (iTunes/4K) $6.75
Smokey and the Bandit (1977) (MA/4K) $6.50 (MA/HD) $3.75
Smokin' Aces (2007) (iTunes/4K) $5.75
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2023.05.26 18:01 ChrisDWrites STARLIGHT (The Z Team Book 2) Chapter 47: Take the Offensive
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The sun cycle was set to early evening, bathing the grand chamber of the Eternal Spirits in a warm yellow-orange glow. Beneath the artificial sky, Commonwealth diplomats mingled with the Acculturation delegation. Serving bots and staff attended to the guests, food and alterant stations lining the sprawling compartment. Pleasant background music hummed, coloring the atmosphere lively, almost celebratory.
Dash wasn’t in the mood for any of it.
At least he could hide his displeasure behind his mask. Sisters Celescia had no such luck.
Endless guests swept past to interact with the singers. Most were starry-eyed and babbled in admiration. The more polished elitists offered measured praise like they were building social capital. Then there was the minority array of cringe suitors who eyed the singers with obvious lust.
Somehow the troupe had the energy to keep their poise. Dash wanted to snatch a bottle of liquor and retreat to his bunk. Instead, he nodded at infatuated diplomats, resisted punching the creeps in the face, and tried to ignore his sore muscles. Neither Wesley’s strict nutritional guidelines, the troupe’s physical conditioning routine, or the spa attendants of the Eternal Spirits could counteract the physical toll on his body. He pushed through it all, hoping he would hold up until the vote.
After that, who the hell knew what came next, but he didn’t think it would involve him.
Dash caught glimpses of Wesley and Gaius roaming the crowd. A few guests greeted the pilot with a fraction of the awe that Sisters Celescia received. Dash realized they were the pilot’s Galaxy Battles fans. But the exchanges didn’t seem particularly pleasant. Dash remembered Wesley’s comment about Gaius’s recent virtual angst, and suspected that was the source of the awkwardness.
Again, Dash thought of his bunk and the bottle he wished to fall asleep with.
A small group of the ship’s staff approached, drawing his eye. They waited until the troupe wrapped up their current fan interaction then stepped in. The senior staffer spoke while the others formed a barrier with the next round of admirers. “Sisters Celescia, Captain Leross wishes to speak with you in private. He promised it would be brief. Would you please come with us?”
Dash took his position as the stoic escort and the troupe followed the staff out of the chamber. The troupe waved to admirers as they passed. One of the creeps leered back. Dash tracked the creep as they passed. The sight of the Mystery Man’s featureless face staring back was enough for the creep to give up his oogling.
The troupe entered a crew passageway and stepped into a meeting room. Captain Leross waited inside, a look of uncertainty on his face.
And beside him stood Sam, decked out in her class ones, staring right at Dash.
He let out a breath, his mouth suddenly dry.
“Thank you for coming, Sisters,” Leross said. He gestured to Sam. “Captain Maetheson requested my permission to speak with the Mystery Man alone concerning potential security matters. I made clear it wasn’t up to me, but I granted her this opportunity to ask you as a professional courtesy.” He peered at Dash. “Do you wish to speak with her?”
“I have a few minutes to spare,” Dash blurted out before he thought about it and potentially went against his gut instinct. Still, he was somewhat surprised that he agreed to it so readily.
“Only if I stay too,” Celescia said. Ruki and Yanna tilted their heads at her, but Celescia signaled it was okay.
Dash peered at Celescia and saw in her stern eyes it wasn’t negotiable.
“I am okay with that,” Sam said. “Thank you, Captain Leross.”
Leross glanced between all three of them, then went to escort Yanna and Ruki out of the room. Yanna lingered a moment, throwing a hard stare at Sam, before leaving with the others.
Sam stood there, looking between Dash and Celescia. All Dash could think about was that he would’ve bet a lot of cred that of all people to end up in an awkward situation like that it would’ve been Gaius.
“What is it you wish to speak of, Captain Maetheson?” Dash said.
“I know it’s you, Dash. Can you at least drop the weird voice?”
Celescia started to defend him, but Dash placed a hand on her shoulder. “It’s okay.” He commanded his mask to open. It split apart, the air in the room cool on his exposed skin.
Sam regarded him, the muscles of her face shifting. For a second, Dash was reminded of the way she looked at him when they waited backstage for the next performance during their competition days. It made his heart ache.
Her brow arched. “I have to say, somehow that suit actually looks good on you.”
He opened his mouth. Before he could speak, Celescia said. “What do you want, Captain?” Her tone held the same edge of hostility Dash experienced when they first met. He recognized it for what it was; Celescia was feeling defensive of him the same way she did her partners.
Sam finally seemed to register Celescia. The Fleet captain looked the singer up and down, then flicked her eyes back to Dash. He could only imagine what Sam was thinking right then. “I’ve come here to warn you about the vote. There’s a real possibility it will become a dangerous situation.”
“We know that,” Dash said.
“You don’t know what I know.” Sam stepped closer as if wanting to keep her voice down. “You already know my mission in Tyrcellus was running the Commonwealth commerce patrol. Our data shows there’s trouble brewing.”
“That’s expected in volatile systems.”
“Yes, but that’s not the end of it.” Sam paused, reading both Dash and Celescia. “What I’m about to tell you is confidential. I trust it will remain so.”
“Both of us have a lot of practice at keeping secrets,” Celescia said.
Sam went on. “We’ve confiscated a lot of undeclared cargo. Some of it went missing as it was shipped to Sanctum for processing by SecForce.”
“What kind of cargo?”
“I can’t go into detail, other than it’s not weapons.”
“Then why tell us this at all?”“To make you aware of what’s coming,” Sam said. “There’s more. I’ve received unconfirmed but reliable information that Kosmogenic is involved.” Dash blinked, recalling their conversation in her quarters aboard the Deimos. Sam’s brow lowered as she read his expression. “You already know, don’t you?”
“Can we trust this woman?” Celescia asked. Dash nodded at her. She said aloud, “Yes, we know of Kosmeogenic’s presence. We also have confidential information of our own. I assume you watched our recent interviews?”
“Yes. Our intel people briefed us. I promise you every single person in the diplomatic fleet is aware of the accusations against the Provenance. Councilor Traveska, as I’m sure he told you, has assigned resources to investigate.”
“He did tell us. I promise you that what we said is true. But the whole truth is my sisters and I were sent to Sanctum to collect a Provenance defector on behalf of Acculturation. He was part of a secret program, Project Fidelity, created to defeat the charter vote. He claimed it was only made possible with the aid of Kosmogenic. When my team went to meet him, a joint Pree and Human team attacked us. My team was killed. Dash is the only reason we escaped.”
“They’ve been after us since,” Dash said. He told Sam the rest, from the attempted kidnapping on Aurora to the trouble with the Honest Day’s Work. He ended with the destruction of the stolen equipment but left out the part about the suspected injection of the compound into Celescia. She didn’t speak of it, so Dash left it alone.
Sam pinched her brow. “I knew there was more to that story. Who else knows?”
“Besides the Stardancer crew and my partners, Regent Anncellis, Captain Leross, a few in Acculturation leadership, and we just briefed Councilor Traveska on it. No Fleet personnel were present on purpose.”
“To prevent anything from leaking to Kosmogenic.”
Sam bit her lip, deep in thought. Her eyes refocused on Dash and Celescia. “What’s your plan?”
“To keep going,” Celescia said.
“Even if it’s a trap?”
Celescia’s passion broke through. “What would you have us do? Abandon our people at this critical moment? We have no other choice. Do you have a suggestion otherwise?”
“What is the Fleet doing about this, Sam?” Dash said. “If some of the things said about Kosmogenic are true, then it’s the Fleet’s fault for letting things fester.”
Sam shot him a look like he was toeing a line. “I have a source up the chain of command in the diplomatic fleet. They were the ones who warned me off the record of Kosmogenic’s potential involvement. I know I can trust them. I’ll give them an update and see where that leads. That’s all I can do at this point.”
“It’s better than nothing. We’re still not any closer to knowing what the Provenance and Kosmogenic plan to do.”
“Is this funny?” Sam asked.
Dash realized he had a thin smile on his face. “It’s as far from funny as you can get, Sam. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined this coming full circle.”
“What are you talking about?”
“I left Auturia behind twenty years ago. Now I’m facing off with people looking for revenge for the Reconciliation.”
“You could’ve walked away,” Sam said, keeping her eyes on Dash, “like you did with me.”
“What?” Dash said, feeling the heat in his breath. “You’re the one who wanted me gone!”
“That’s not true.”
“You know it is. I took my discharge, shut my mouth, and left. I was done with the Fleet, with Auturia, with my entire life up until that point. I got a solid twenty years down the road and now I’m standing here with you, right back in the middle of the Commonwealth and the Fleet and all their bullshit.”
A hand gripped his forearm. Celescia comforting him.
Sam eyed him. “There’s no denying you were dealt a bad hand over the Auturia incident. I didn’t wish it upon you, and I can’t change the past. But for all the good that came out of it, can we at least try to preserve it here and now, for the sake of all those who died?”
Dash remembered the faces. Most he hadn’t known well, for it was a last-minute transfer for him. A temporary assignment running logistics down Auturia’s gravity well. Pure bad timing on his part.
“What do you think I’ve been doing by sticking around?” he answered.
Celescia gave him arm a gentle tug. “It’s time for us to return to the event.”
“Of course,” Sam said. “Thank you for your time.” She began to walk away.
“Sam,” Dash called after her. She stopped. “How did you know it was me?”
Sam turned, regarding him and Celescia. “For what it’s worth, you two make a great pair on the stage.”
She left without turning back.
“The galaxy is a mess, I’ll tell you.”
A small mixed group of admirers had gathered around Gaius, gawking at the pilot with an intense level of passion that somehow seemed trite compared to the fanatical zeal Sisters Celescia received. The pilot, whether oblivious or uncaring, basked in the attention nonetheless.
At first, Gaius kept his presence hidden he was that soured on the sim. A lone person approached Gaius, having recognized his stylized hair matching that of his avatar. Afterward, the pilot switched on the proximity function. Several clusters of fans and players then made their way through the crowd toward him, after they caught sight of Sisters Celescia, of course. The pilot needed the in-person ego boosts more than he realized.
“—Unspoken rules are ignored now—”
“—You used to be the wild one—”
Wesley chaperoned Gaius per Dash’s instruction. The pilot remained none the wiser, believing Wesley enjoyed the secondhand attention gleaned from Gaius’s interactions.
The truth was Wesley spent much of the event stealing glances at Sisters Celescia. The never-ending attention they received still blew his mind. They were their own miniature sun, their gravity pulling in every person in their vicinity. Some wanted to interact, others just observe or take pictures.
He still at times felt the urge to suppress a grin when observing Dash as the Mystery Man. The captain played the part well despite his discomfort in doing it. He seemed to have grown accustomed to it, but true acceptance would never come. Being in the public spotlight wasn’t in his nature.
A few times, Wesley caught Ruki peering in his direction, wriggling her mouth as she was apt to do when feeling mischievous. His heart would flutter as he smiled back. A few in the crowd noticed when she did it and would follow her gaze. Wesley would look away lest he caught. He felt jealous at times of Dash being so close to Ruki. Then another throng of guests would swarm to the troupe, leaving Wesley thankful he remained an anonymous observer.
“—It’s getting out of hand. Undermining the whole sim—”
“—People have lost sponsorships. There are real consequences—”
At times, Wesley was tempted to jump into the conversations he was forced to observe. That some of these people could fret about the plight of a virtual world while the real one suffered right in front of them was grating like the squeal one of Tinker’s faulty joints.
“—We need the wild one back—”
At one point, Wesley lost track of Dash and the troupe for several minutes. He assumed they visited the refresher or had taken a short break in a private room. He found them again minutes later, the crowd resuming their migration to meet the singers and their mysterious escort, a feeding frenzy of curiosity and obsession with celebrity.
Ruki flashed him another mischievous glance, forcing Wesley to duck. Somehow, he knew it wasn’t good news.
“—How do you defeat someone burning it all down?—”
The message from Dash came halfway through the event. Leross had summoned them for another meeting once it ended.
The rest of the time dragged on as Wesley wondered what it was about.
Gaius had shaken off his sullen mood now. He resumed his patented bravado and charm, denouncing the state of the sim and boasting of recent successes.
“—Freighters called for help. My squadrons jumped in, outnumbered two to one. But the pirates got greedy. They bunched up too tight and couldn’t maneuver. —”
“—That’s the wild one we know—”
Finally, the event concluded, the attendees departing the Eternal Spirits aboard their shuttles and returning to the Good Omen or the military escorts.
Wesley grew nervous as he waited with Gaius. A member of the ship’s staff approached. Wesley practically had to pull Gaius away so the staff member could escort them to the briefing room. The others arrived soon after, Regent Anncellis coming in last.
Observing the expressions all around, Wesley knew that his gut instinct was about to be proven correct.
Dash and Celescia addressed the room, revealing their chat with an anonymous Fleet source who warned of Kosmogenic’s involvement. Anncellis listened attentively, somehow still mentally sharp after hours of political fraternizing. “This means the Fleet knew of Kosmogenic’s presence for cycles yet didn’t communicate it with the Commonwealth,” Anncellis said. “I find it concerning that they hid this.”
“Like I told my source, Kosmogenic is a black eye for the Fleet. Something they never addressed,” Dash said. “My guess is they fear a high-level resource is part of Kosmogenic.”
“How soon before you hear back from this inside source?” Leross asked.
“We don’t know.”
“In summary, we have more problems and no solutions,” Anncellis said.
“That’s correct, Regent,” Celescia said.
Silence followed. Frustration simmered in the air. “We need to do more than walk into the Imperatrix’s trap,” Yanna said.
“I’m open to suggestions,” Anncellis said.
Wesley racked his brain. He felt like he’d walked into a class at university and was handed a test that he hadn’t studied for.
No one spoke. Dash gently tapped fingers on the table. Celescia stared into the distance, Yanna frowned, Ruki pouted. Captain Leross stroked his chin. And then there was Gaius, bouncing his foot on the deck, mouth shifting as he silently talked to himself. Wesley hoped the pilot wasn’t so completely self-absorbed that his mind drifted to his sim life in lieu of real life—
A fleeting thought caught hold of Wesley’s mind. He peered at Ruki. Her eyes moved to meet his. She gave him a mournful grin.
By the Lords, he would find a solution.
“The Provenance’s goal is to defeat the charter vote, right?” he began. All eyes swiveled to him. “As the Commonwealth scientist said, Project Fidelity is not a weapon in the traditional sense. If the Provenance were to cause mass harm, they would invite a Commonwealth intervention, charter or not.”
“That is correct,” Anncellis said.
“We have a way to see what happens during the program’s activation.” Wesley peered at Celescia. “We can monitor your medical hub in real-time. This will allow us to quickly respond to any effects. Additionally, the data we gather can be used as evidence against the Provenance.”
“You want us to send her in there and hope nothing bad happens to her?” Yanna said.
“I agree,” Celescia said.
“I have to do it. Our people need me.”
“We need you!” Yanna’s voice cracked and she covered her face.
Celescia embraced her partner. Yanna choked down her sobs. Ruki wrapped her arms around both of them.
“I wish it was me,” Ruki said.
“I know,” Celescia said, “but it is my burden to bear.”
“What’s the latest on Sistere Celescia’s medical status?” Anncellis asked.
“Unfortunately, there’s still no evidence of anything unusual,” the ship’s medtech said.
“It’s a risky plan, but I’m afraid it’s our only option,” Anncellis said. “I will have our medical staff and security on standby. Should anything happen, I assure you, we’ll have you aboard the Eternal Spirits in short order.”
Celescia thanked the leader of Acculturation. Wesley could see a heaviness in her eyes that he finally understood in that moment; she carried a burden and this was her way of offloading it.
He caught Ruki’s eye again. In it, he saw a pain that made him regret speaking up, even though it was the right thing to do.“It’s been a long day,” Anncellis said. “Sisters Celescia has another show tomorrow. Let’s all get some rest, and pray that we can come up with a better plan before the summit.”
She left, and the others began to file out behind her. As Wesley stood, he knew the sad truth.
There was no other option.
The shuttle purred as the maneuvering jets fired, aligning its airlock with that of the Deimos. Sam was almost home, removed from the diplomats and politics, flag officers and journalists. That was foreign territory to her, obtuse and uncomfortable. Her ship was straightforward and authentic; there was no mistaking its intent and purpose.
As the shuttle mated with the destroyer, her stomach growled, knowing what she held in the insulated bag in her grasp. She didn’t eat at the event; she was carefully observing the crowd, Holcomb’s warning always on her mind. Besides, the party appetizers were too fancy for her. The staple galley fare was all she needed.
She knew the loss of appetite was fleeting, though, and she wasn’t about to pass up another chance at the most delicious soup she’d had in years. She liberated a liter of it and a generous hunk of bread to with her back to her ship.
When the event concluded, she flew back to the Resolute on Holcomb’s shuttle. They found privacy once again and she told him the truth; she knew the Mystery Man from another life. It wasn’t the whole truth—she left out the relationship part. Holcomb had her trust and she didn’t want to complicate it at this critical juncture. Past entanglements couldn’t jeopardize the present.
But she couldn’t let go of a nagging fear. What if she was lying to herself, that she was compromised by her past with Dash?
Sam buried the thought, knowing that even dwelling on it could invite its karmic awakening.
Holcomb found Sam’s update a relief, and came away hopeful Acculturation could counter Kosmogenic on their own. Key figures within the Fleet were gathering evidence of the Kosmogenic rot festering in its ranks. Acting too soon would undermine years of work and allow the cancer to return.
Sam didn’t press for more details, knowing she would get none.
Holcomb had nothing new to offer. He seemed more distracted than usual. She could only imagine the comms coming in from Fleet Command daily. Relayed through the channels via drones, they would be out of date by days or more from the time it took to displace. The realities of physics made commanding a military force, a difficult job by itself, even harder.
The shuttle finished docking. Sam entered the Deimos. Anwarr greeted her as usual. At first, she thought it was a bit odd. At one point, she wondered if he had romantic intentions. She quickly came to realize that’s how he was.
He glanced at her goodie bag. “I see you had so much fun at the party that you forgot to eat,” he said, cracking a rare joke.
“Soup of the day and bread. Want some?” she asked, hoping he’d say no. He passed to her relief. “I’ll tell you all about it right after I eat.”
Anwarr returned to the bridge and Sam made for her quarters after a stop at the galley. She popped the lid of the container, filled her bowl, and savored the first sip of the still-hot soup.
The only thing missing was someone to talk to.
It used to be Dash.
The forgotten memory was reborn in vivid detail. He would save her a bowl of soup from the galley when she had to work late. He’d sit there and watch her eat, listen to her complain about brown-nosing officers and pompous commanders, or discuss tactical formations and weapon systems.
She stopped eating, resting the spoon on the bowl. It had been hours since Dash revealed himself to her as the Mystery Man. But she hadn’t digested it. The revelation idled like a task in a digital cache, awaiting its turn at processing.
Free of distractions, it entered her mind and knocked her askew with an unexpected emotional whiplash.
Deep down, some subconscious part of her mind knew the truth from the beginning. It was the reason she kept watching the performance vids all over GalaxyNet. Looking back, she could see it now when she watched the vid of the lounge incident on Sanctum; it was Dash alright, hopping on stage to save Celescia from some crazy person. It was just like him, his grounded and crusty sense of honor rearing its head at inopportune times. And then he managed to save the singer from falling offstage with an unintended flash of style.
Now he was a Lorddamn celebrity for it.
They met in the Fleet when she was a freshly promoted lieutenant, him a chief petty officer. Their ships were in dry dock at the same time by happenstance. Their first encounter came in the galley when he bumped into her, dumping her soup all over her tray. He insisted on standing in line to get her another one. They got to talking after that and were together almost every day for cycles afterward.
She should’ve known from the start not to get involved. Knew it wasn’t going anywhere. But she couldn’t help herself. She’d never been with someone who made her feel so content, who listened without judgment, who believed in her.
When he casually mentioned that he was thinking of competing in a traditional dancing competition again, she felt like the stars had aligned. She trained in ballet when she was young, and continued with other styles off and on throughout her career. She’d always been too busy to dedicate more time, but with a committed partner and a ship in dry dock, now was her chance.
Dammit, she was the one to kiss him first. Late one night after a practice session in an empty training room. Surrounded by fitness equipment and combatives sims, they stepped, whirled, and dipped until they were slick with sweat.
That was the moment she saw him in a different light. He must’ve sensed it too, for he said, “I know you must get this a lot, but you’re beautiful, you know that?”
She laughed in his face. Fraternization was discouraged. But she saw the way he looked at her, those brown eyes alight with admiration, and lost herself.
Their fates were sealed that night.
For almost a year, they managed to be together. Competing for the military dance team, aligning their duty rotations while their ships went through extensive maintenance. It was a ticking clock that neither of them addressed, instead focused on the here and now. A looming promotion for her and the realities of military life eventually came to fruition. That’s when they fell apart.
A commanding officer got involved. He provided a solution; a clandestine operation was in last-minute need of an experienced logistics chief. Dash was the perfect fit. Sam agreed, and that was it.
Until the clandestine operation turned out to be the secret settlement attempt of Auturia that ended in disaster.
For days, she thought she had sent Dash to die. She was beyond relieved when he was found alive. But the Reconciliation took priority above all else, and the politicians and flag officers needed the incident behind them.
Dash was medically discharged and forbidden from speaking of what had happened for the sake of galactic peace.
She couldn’t imagine how he felt when he first heard that Auturia was gone. The thing he’d suffered so much for ceased to exist. Worse, still no one knew why.
Sam lifted her spoon and forced another sip into her mouth. The pleasure was all gone, this was purely for the sake of nutrition. She swallowed another sip, slowly satiating her still-growling stomach.
Her mind drifted back to Dash, the Mystery Man, standing with Celescia.
The worst part of the whole damn thing was the pangs of jealousy. Something irked her about that Pree singer, the way she held onto Dash, parading him around like a prop. It was childish and beneath her to waste her mental bandwidth with such concerns. She had chosen her career all those years ago. Never once regretted any of it. Why these feelings emerged, she had no idea.
She pushed them aside, thinking of her mission.
Turning to the bread, Sam bit off a generous chunk. It was warm and chewy in her mouth. Delicious.
It still wasn’t enough.
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2023.05.26 16:08 WaveOfWire One Hell Of A Vacation - Chapter 85
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Pan facilitated the swift transfer of goods,
though she was disgusted by the treatment of the Atmo who were assigned such descriptors.
They were fearful. Wary. Even those that commonly worked alongside Mama and the others were unable to coax the massive insects away from the kits, but she couldn’t blame them. In their eyes, her people were nothing but bringers of danger for the young they protected with their bodies, the juveniles scarcely peeking from behind the wall of carapace and blade they hid behind.
The urge to rend the flesh of those that brought the kits to such a state of terror roiled under her skin, held in place by a thin veneer of placation supplanted by the knowledge that they would soon be under her care. Joseph’s care.
They would be safe again.
“The carts have been loaded,” Raine supplied when Pan’s gaze lingered on the caravan milling about, their progress further into the settlement impeded by watchful eyes of the pack. Several kept their paws on their weapons, even the most disinterested in appearance hooking a claw over the pommel of their sword or knife.
The only members of the pack that were not vigilantly observing the traders were either those currently occupied elsewhere, or had fled when Joseph had lost his temper, their experience with his rage too minimal to have built up any tolerance or baseline. They would reconvene shortly, but she did not expect them to warm up to the Human as quickly as those who had seen beyond his affable temperament before this.
For Pan, the flash-boil of his wrath had cooled her significantly. Her instinct was to prepare—supervise, rather than slaughter. Protect those of her bond’s pack, for another would deliver his judgment should it be required. Every part of her solemnly confirmed it through means unknown, but she held no urge to question it. It was ironclad within her, the ticking machinations of her soul resonating with its certainty.
Before, the blinding concoction of emotions demanded she escape to safety, yet also to act to ensure the threat was removed. The conflicting drives led to the accident that had left Joseph’s arm scarred in the shape of her claws. Now, it was a distinct order, her purpose defined and tailored.
It was as clear to her as the mercurial pulse she felt lining her form with defensive purpose, her everything stalwart like bricks in an iron bulwark.
Remove whoever trespasses against the sanctity of that which protects her pack. Beyond such is for another.
“Send them on their way,” she ordered, the Wraith bowing and moving to speak with the traders. Though she was not their ‘mistress’, they had taken to listening to her as well as her bond. There was a preference shown to defer to him for majority of matters, but in absence of his commands, her wish was their impetus.
Faye remained at her side, the subservient posture that the deep gold-furred female maintained hiding the lethality they possessed. Perhaps in another circumstance she may have felt fear, but having been present for much of their inclusion into the Grand Hunter’s command, she instead felt comforted by their presence. It was lesser than when Tel was within proximity, the Paw’s form feeling somehow incomplete without her, but it was something nonetheless.
She watched as the disgruntled group was escorted outwards, their spoils of trade in tow. Many of the pack who were well versed with their ranged weaponry covertly held them at the ready should any desire to provoke them, their positions hidden to the best of their abilities. Not all were as stealthy as others, but the noted presence of some suggested more, and that was enough to sow trepidation.
Jax hefted his large ‘war-axe’ on his shoulder to glare at them, his bulging muscles under the fur telling of his restraint as he accompanied them beyond the confines of the walls. None of the caravan elicited a violent response, the leader of the traders tempering their discomfort with a firm command and careful glower.
“Faye, see to it that they do not return with ideals of recompense for our vigilance. If they are content to leave as they are; return.”
The Wraith bowed and slipped into the shadows, the Paw following the path of the female for a moment with her ears before it became little more than ambience. Joseph was often far more aware of their movements, though even he could not track his ‘girls’ for very long before they adapted to whatever was giving them away. It was a small point of pride for Pan to be able to identify their paths at all after so much practice, but she held no time in which to revel in it now.
A large black-furred female approached, Sahari’s involvement so far being little more than ensuring that the distraught members of the pack remained away—lest their twitchy reactions incite more than a distasteful send-off—and introducing the few new servants to the barracks to await orientation. It was hardly the minor task that it seemed to be, but her demeanour suggested that she wished to be at the forefront.
“The Atmo grow restless with the crowd,” she reported, her grip tight on her spear. The crossbow she cared for was still attached to her armour in the den, left behind at the advisement of the Paw. Provoking conflict would only endanger the insects, so those of proper station were to appear as nonthreatening as they could while still displaying their willingness to react to untoward behaviour. The implication of the pack still being armed as such imparted an impression of barely contained structure.
They were unstable. Possibly violent. It would be best not to chance their fear of the treaty.
“Faye is seeing that the trader’s egress will be complete,” she replied stoically, considering if she had performed as her mate would wish of her. “Raine is supervising them while remaining within sight in the meantime. Jax will guard the gate with the other members of security who are not patrolling the walkway.”
“Myself?” Sahari asked, her eyes transfixed on the leaving Lilhuns.
“Come with me. We will attempt to placate the Atmo.”
“What of Violet? Is she not their Grand Huntress?”
Pan took a breath to consider. Her kit was supposedly a figure of leadership for the insectoid people, but she would also see the treatment that her kin were subjected to. The Paw wished not to expose her kit to such. She didn’t want Violet to associate it with the pack she had grown so fond of.
Sighing, she nodded. There existed little that the young Queen should be sheltered from besides harm. Joseph would likely agree, though he would be slower to embrace the decision. Regardless, the Atmo kit was the best chance they had to separate the injured from those they protect long enough to receive treatment.
A curious pack member—their name unknown to her since the increase in acceptance of Joseph’s offer—peered curiously at the fading forms of the caravan. Pan called out to them, their expression distorting to a reluctant scowl. Many of the new members still found much distaste to be had with the defect, but she was hardly of a mind to permit it. There were tasks to be completed.
“Travel to the den of the Grand Hunter to fetch the servant named Scarlet. She is of a deep red fur and dressed in the Grand Hunter’s personal servant attire. Request that Violet be escorted to me. You may knock upon the doors of the den to gain their notice.”
“Why is it you expect me to-”
Pan stepped on their ankle, pressing her meagre weight to buckle the stance of the Lilhun. A paw gripped their upper-wear, tugging them to their knees so that she stood level with their kneeling form. A trick Joseph employed in sparring since the males of the settlement typically exceeded his height. It lacked the same domineering effect that her bond was capable of, but her internalization of all he had taught her made the motion second nature.
“There are injured that require her presence. Do not impede their treatment,” she commanded, her gaze piercing and cool, the slot of her bracer aligned with their throat.
Be it because of the swift execution of the submission, or the steeled tone she took, they nodded, a fear in their eyes that she wished not to impart. Releasing them, she stepped back, Sahari glaring at the Lilhun until they obeyed.
Pan’s posture deflated slightly. Joseph would be disappointed that she resorted to threats of violence to earn the acquiescence of another whom should be kin, but there was little time otherwise. Many of the wounds the Atmo sustained had partially healed, but several were fresh. It was only due to her mate’s warnings that the caravan limited their treatment of the insects to stern commands while within view of the pack, but she blanched thinking of what might have befallen them before.
“Shall we attempt to tend to them?” Sahari asked, her tone soft and considerate. Pan nodded, tearing her gaze away from the now empty gate, Jax’s axe peering from behind the wall to tell of the male watching the departing caravan dutifully.
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She had removed her bracers, her retracted claws leaving no danger to the Atmo as she attempted to apply healroot to the oozing wound. It flinched, retreating with the group as they moved away, their attentions focused solely on her kneeling form. They seemed fearfully expectant, as if an order would come in which they could perform to stave off the threat of harm that they assumed present. Even her affirmations of their intentions did nothing to assure them, a similar ploy to draw compliance likely used in the past.
Her heart mourned for them, Mama having been much of her solace since being saved by Joseph. The insect was a fond part of the pack for most everyone. Pan could only try her best to seem harmless, her gentle cooing and slow approach failing much the same. All she wished was to tend to those that were kin to the one whom offered her comfort when her own emotions waged war with her expectations, yet they thought her of peril, so they maintained their protective shield around the kits.
“Huntress Pan,” Faye and Raine spoke in unison, their presence previously unknown due to the Paw’s lack of awareness. She flicked an ear in their direction, unconcerned in the face of her task as Raine assumed the role of speaking for the pair. “The caravan has left. We suspect they seek to trade with High Hunter Loptr or Grand Hunter Trill.”
“Thank you,” she replied with a faltering tone, her own disappointment with the attempts to tend to the Atmo spilling into her words. The Wraiths seemed apologetic, yet did not speak. Pan offered a small smile to reassure them that they had performed their tasks well.
Clicking originated behind her, Mama having arrived first. Pan wasn’t sure if Violet, Cobalt, and Rose were coming, but she doubted Scarlet would deny a request unless Joseph or Tel said something to supersede her.
The ‘Hatcher’ Atmo immediately approached the group, her gestures urgent and percussive vocalizations crisp. Whatever was said, the cluster of insects failed to part from the young, standing between the Lilhuns and the assumed target. One of them responded, though remained where they were and flinched when Pan stood.
It watched her as she stood next to Mama, the blue Atmo looking to her before seemingly using her to illustrate a point. The other insect shied away, unwilling to part with the kits.
Mama mimed a request for healroot from Sahari, the black-furred female having given up her attempts to apply it and deferring to Pan due to the Paw’s diminutive stature making her appear less of a threat. The Atmo need not know that she was likely the most dangerous to them due to her countless suns sparring with Violet.
A few sharp clicks placated the cluster long enough for Mama to place the flora within her mandibles, applying the results to the still-open wounds. She repeated the process for each of the adults, the insects seeming to merely tolerate the aid while Lilhuns remained, denying treatment of lesser wounds despite Mama’s insistence.
Pan waved the pack to take up guard further away, Sahari shooing the more curious members who still seemed to not wish to adhere to the whims of a defective. The white-furred female ignored them. They would grow used to her presence or suffer at the paws of the pack.
None would endure constant remarks about her, if only because they had long since grown tired of voicing much the same and have since accepted that their reservations meant little to anyone within ear-shot. Some have already learned such lessons, the odd new addition to the pack nursing bruises or scratches from those who grew irritated being approached with the complaints. It was an unorthodox method to force assent, but it was self-perpetuating and—more importantly—required no action from the leadership that might sully relations.
So far, all who had been informed
of Pan’s station requiring acknowledgement eventually conceded, preferring to simply deal with it rather than be tasked with mundane work or physically told of how little others wished to hear about it. It had not escalated to the point of injury—she doubted anyone would react that way—but it was not uncommon for new members to be seen trying to work out an ache in their arm or stomach due to unsolicited whining.
An excited chitter halted as Violet drew near, her advance slowing. Pan could tell her kit was worried for the new Atmo, her blades compacting to her torso in concern. Scarlet’s eyes narrowed dangerously for but a fraction when they rested upon the wounded insects, the Wraith quickly reinstating the placid look of unflappability she typically donned, her pace matching behind the young Queen.
Mama clicked her greetings, and likely a brief summary of events, Violet nodding her understanding. With expedience that rarely existed beyond tackling those she enjoyed the company of for an embrace, Pan’s kit scratched onto her tablet, presenting it for the adoptive blood-mother after gesturing to move alongside the building out of view.
[Please get father.]
The Paw opened her mouth to ask why, the inhale filling her with disgust, anxiety, steeled rage, and sorrow. Her expression fell as she shrunk under the weight of the bond, a part of her celebrating the connection while the rest sorted what she was receiving. “He is near.”
Violet wiped her tablet clear and prepared a message for him, the English text as indecipherable as always. Harrow had become rather proficient in utilizing it, but Pan struggled with memorizing the way characters interacted, despite her attempts. It was much simpler to use a script that rarely lifted the pen.
True to her senses, Joseph joined the group, the few stragglers of the pack either leaving due to his scent or trusting the male to handle the situation. For a flicker of a moment, when her bond nodded his thanks to those forming a wide perimeter around the Atmo beyond their perception, she felt a deep ease.
Control. Things would move as willed, merely because it was asked.
Her very core swooned for him, her soul satisfied for the instant the sensation was exposed.
“How’s the Atmo?” he asked tersely, his voice still carrying the hint of the Lilhun growl that his constant practice had drilled into him. The firmness sent a shiver down her tail, the bond assuring her that he was comforted by her mere presence despite the tone he used.
“They allowed Mama to see to their more urgent wounds, but they refuse to part so that we may do a more thorough examination. I fear they see us as but more abusers,” she admitted, her words wilting. He returned a pained scowl.
Their kit approached, displaying her message in two scripts, the latter added once it was clear Pan would be within range to be a part of the conversation. [Please meet with them. They will trust you.]
“And not you?” he questioned honestly. Pan frowned, unsure what to make of the assertion.
The Queen wiped her tablet clear. [They worry I am being threatened to compliance.]
The Paw felt wounded, her chest pained. A glance to her bond proved that he felt hurt by the assertion, but understood why it was thought of them. He cycled a breath, his aimless gaze bouncing amongst nothing.
“Sure,” Joseph agreed after a moment. “But, you two are coming with me.”
“They will be fearful of me,” she protested quietly, though she didn’t fight the paw that encapsulated her own.
“We’re her parents.”
She couldn’t respond to his statement, her body melting as the words tickled the longing she held for so many years. A small smile was returned instead of further disagreement, her nodding speaking before she could. “She is our kit. Let’s introduce ourselves properly.”
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It went as well as it could have, the Atmo listening to Violet once Joseph had made an appearance. Minus the skeptical look they were giving him, Rose and Cobalt taking up an almost ‘royal guard’ position on either side of the three of them seemed to have placated the initial fear. The insects were still wary of Pan, which led to a scene he wasn’t expecting in the slightest.
Though they were much more placid to his own advances, Pan approaching after a delay to coax one of the children out was met with a raised blade, one of the Atmo moving to attack her to defend them. He wasn’t overly worried—untrained Atmo had more in common with someone trying to use a sledgehammer that was too heavy for them, slow and cumbersome—Violet, however, was apparently immensely displeased at the attempt to harm her new mother.
With a crack that sounded more like a pair of gunshots than the clack of blades it was, the Queen used the rising of her jab to halt the descent, and a lightning straight to knock them off course, both happening so fast that Pan was too surprised to react.
In a startlingly rapid appearance, Rose and Cobalt placed themselves between the white-furred female and the stunned insects, Violet snapping clicks in a display of aggression that Joseph didn’t think was possible. The Queen was absolutely furious, the adult Atmo cowering in the face of her ire more than they did when they were in the cage. He wasn’t sure if it was because of Violet’s status or if the proficiency of the strikes, but they were shrinking enough that, if he didn’t know better, he would say that the purple Atmo was twice their size, rather than half.
“Violet,” he said softly, placing a hand to her spherical shoulder, “They’re scared. They’ve been hurt by people who look a lot like Pan.”
The young Atmo stomped her legs, the force behind each of the six impacts kicking up dirt.
“I know you’re mad they tried to hurt her,” he reassured, lightly pulling her into his chest. He tried to keep a parental warning in his tone, but he was too damn proud of her for it to stick. She had identified a threat to her loved one, then acted to defuse it. Even when the opportunity to attack further was easily there, she opted to berate the other person. Though he couldn’t understand them, the essence of her body language leaned more towards the fuming chastisement he himself tended to take when people took things too far, but not far enough to warrant retaliation.
For some reason, seeing her exercise that level of restraint in the face of an action that—if Pan wasn’t as spry as she was—could have resulted in serious harm filled him with pride on par with when she initially began communicating with everyone using her tablets. Taking a breath, he failed to wear a stern face, resigning to kiss her head and stroking her back. He really was too damn proud to be scolding her.
“We need to keep in mind that they’re scared,” he reminded her gently, his daughter falling quiet under his touch. “Once they’ve calmed down, we give them the chance to apologize. It’s not the mistakes that make a person; it’s what they do about them after.”
A wayward glance to his white-furred girlfriend revealed that she was watching him, her eyes glimmering with love and pride much the same as his own. A secondary look had him blinking, most everyone in the vicinity was watching him, people who were keeping those less familiar with Atmo at bay coming to inspect the loud interaction having gathered. Some were wide-eyed, some seemed content, some smugly smiled while feigning disinterest.
His surprised curiosity even caught sight of Harrow, the orange-furred female practically attached at the hip to Jax, the two having met and deciding to see how things were going. She was still dishevelled from her earlier reaction to the document they were reading, but the mated pair were gazing at him with a firm pride that he wasn’t sure the origin of. Harrow herself seemed entranced, her tail entrapping Jax’s tightly as her wet eyes focused covetously, the black-furred male resting his paw on her back.
A replay of the events in his head seemed innocuous enough, but something itched at him. Wait...
“Well spoken, my male,” a sultry voice declared, the touch of Tel’s lips to his neck sending an unexpected shock down his spine. She lowered her volume to whisper into his ear. “I thought your voice was gaining an... attractive
edge. I suppose this is why.”
Within the light haze she tended to put over his thoughts, his mind caught the discrepancy.
He had spoke Lilhun. Everyone understood him.
His secret out, he felt the heat burn his cheeks. At least it wasn’t whining that she heard. It sucked that everyone would know about the fact he no longer needed a translator for most things, but he supposed it was better that way.
He cleared his throat, the attempt to seem nonchalant falling flat as he tried to ignore Tel and switched back to English. “Anyway. Let’s give them a chance to ease into things. If we’re gentle, they’ll be more receptive to us taking a look at the kids.”
Violet nodded, though she still seemed displeased at the events in general. Despite that, her blades relaxed along with her posture as she approached the group again.
With a bow that seemed to take the entire group of Atmo by surprise, her soft clicks resonated outwards. It didn’t take an expert to see that Violet apologizing to them for her outburst was unexpected. Both because she was a Queen, and because the adaptive translators that surely sync’d to Lilhun speech would have heard him tell her that they
were the ones expected to apologize.
With an exchange of looks, the adults lowered themselves to the ground and made a point of bowing lower than Violet. Once the group had reciprocated their own quiet clicks of apology, the Atmo who had moved to strike Pan repeated it to the white-furred female. It brought a smile to her face, the Paw accepting it and moving to regroup with Joseph now that the pack was given permission to check on the Atmo.
“Our kit takes after her blood-father,” Pan commented quietly, her tail wrapping around his wrist as she folded her paws over her lap, peacefully watching over Sahari and those of Mi’low’s pack tending to what injuries they could discern.
“It’s quite interesting to see her castigate her pack,” Tel added, draping herself over Pan while her tail mimicked the white-furred female’s. Her chin rested between the fluffy ears, her arms falling over the shoulders of her smaller counterpart to rest at the stomach.
“If she stops at keeping people in line, I’ll be happy,” Joseph sighed out, relieved that Violet hadn’t picked up his penchant for getting slightly more physical than might be required at times. If it was another circumstance, he might have moved to disable the threat entirely. Not versus the Atmo—they didn’t deserve a broken limb for being terrified, and they were hardly a threat at the moment—but a Lilhun would probably be using a sling by the end of the day. It was hard to repeat the attempt if their shoulder was dislocated.
Tel gave him a toothy grin to match the teasing side-eye. “With you as her template?”
He rolled his eyes, choosing to remain silent rather than dig himself a hole he couldn’t climb out of. Pan giggled, raising a paw to rest over the one Tel had dangling over her.
“She has learned the value of protecting her loved ones.”
“And the necessity of the force to perform such,” the grey-furred female countered to her white headrest. Pan nodded slightly, careful not to disturb Tel too much while still agreeing.
“A gentle paw.”
“And a lethal claw.”
He eyed the two curiously, their synchrony striking him odd. He was about to voice his observation, but Sahari called out to them, a short debriefing assuring them that the children were unharmed, but several of the adult Atmo would be better off resting. Besides what seemed to be exhaustion, two of them were having difficulty moving a leg.
A flicker of frigid fire within him licked against his core, his stomach tensing as his cinders of rage reminded him why they were in such a state.
“Yes, my Sheath?” the female returned, her tone like cold steel.
“You mentioned a stealth recon unit?”
He stared beyond the buildings, the gate out of sight. “I want Wraiths watching the caravan. I want to know what they trade, who they talk to, where they source their goods, and a copy of their ledger. I don’t see them not keeping track of deals. Sounded like this wasn’t the first batch of Atmo they’ve dealt with. Get me a name.”
“I recommend Scarlet and Kaslin,” she opined professionally, all pretense of coy teasing gone.
“Nope.” He shook his head. “Scarlet is designated to keep an eye over the Atmo until everyone gets used to each other and Kaslin is in charge of Toril. Send Faye and Raine.”
He glanced at the grey-furred female, her having abandoned using Pan as furniture and standing stiff, her tail attached to his arm the only discrepancy in the image of a hardened assassin before him. “I want you to take a few security members and teach them what you’ve taught Harrow.”
Her ear twitched. “You were aware?”
A snort escaped him. “Her gait shifted. Either she bothered you to teach her how to move like a Blade or she’s copying the way your hips swing.”
The slight shift to a sultry look gave away an obvious desire to dig into that comment, but it was defeated by the context surrounding it. “How many?”
“Jax!” he called out, Harrow joining her mate after the two finished applying treatment to a smaller wound on a carapace.
“Yes, Grand Hunter?” the black-furred male replied, his flat tone unsure of if he was being summoned in any official capacity.
“How many of the security are proficient enough in CQC to take on new training?”
Jax blinked, scratching his chin with a claw. “I would say that none are to a level you would wish—our training pales to what you provided for us—but perhaps four might be of sufficient skill.”
Joseph tipped his head towards the massive male. “There you have it. Take four of security and get them moving quietly. I want each of them topped off for marksmanship too. Harrow, you manage that since you’re still the best shot in the pack.”
The orange-furred female jolted, obviously not expecting to be included. “Oh, uh, yeah! Um, yes, Grand Hunter.”
He raised a brow at her floundering, the Head of Technology refusing to look at him. “Odd for you to use the title.”
“I just... it felt like what I should say.”
Joseph grunted, unconvinced, but not bothered enough to remark. “Before that, I wanted to ask you to transcribe the document. We need a physical copy others can read.”
She deflated, her gaze burrowing into the ground. “Can I ask why?”
“This is bigger than just us, Harrow. The pack deserves to know,” he replied quietly, feeling guilty that he needed to ask her to thoroughly dig through something that had made her physically ill. “I’d ask Violet, but she’s going to be busy with the Atmo. Plus, I don’t want her to read that.”
A squeeze on his wrist reminded him that Pan was quietly watching. “She must know as well. She is the leader of her people.”
“I... She’s just a kid,” he muttered, not wanting to admit that Pan was right. The understanding smile from her defused any further argument. The Queen had watched the fate of her people and had taken it far better than he would have hoped to ask for. If she was expected to help raise her species from the ashes, then she would need every bit of information she can get her hands on. It was his job to ensure that she knew what to do with it.
“Okay,” Harrow agreed after a moment, her voice strained. “If we need copies, I’d want someone else to do it, if that’s okay.”
“Thanks, Harrow.” He reached out to tussle the fur on her head, the female retreating back a step to tuck behind Jax. His questioning protest died in his throat as he let his hand drop. He was asking her to do something she would rather not. She was allowed to be mad about it. “So, Wraiths on the caravan for information, security to be trained as stealth snipers, and Harrow will get a usable transcript ready for everyone.”
“It will be done, Grand Hunter,” Jax affirmed, patting Harrow who nodded her agreement before the two returned to assisting the pack with the Atmo. Violet was calming them while Mama assisted in processing any healroot that was needed, Rose and Cobalt standing on either side of the Queen stoically.
Tel pecked him on the cheek. “I will order the Wraiths to depart at once. They will require time to prepare.”
He nodded, offering her a weak smile that was marred by his guilt as she left, a sharp whistle calling the girls. Pan leaned into his arm, her tail shifting to wrap around his waist. “We will be well,” she assured softly, a paw grabbing his hand. He gave it a squeeze. “What was the message?”
Joseph swallowed. “We’ll go over it as a group when Harrow is done,” his gaze slipped upwards, the dwindling hours in the day passing by. “It’s a lot to take in.”
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“Leader,” Nav called over the monitors, their tone bored. Willin didn’t blame the Lilhun, they had been mostly staring at charts and readouts for as long as they had been space-borne. It got tiring keeping track of so much information.
“Mild disturbance to systems, suspected EW field of the warp-spike. If we were not aware prior, I would have assumed it mere calibration error.”
Willin furrowed his brow, his tail lashing in his seat. “This far out?”
“Affirmative,” Nav replied, tapping the screen with the back of their paw in frustration before deflating into their chair. “I would suggest that we await reinforcement EW ships to disable it, but I believe we should be able to progress purely based on how strong the signal is.”
“No. Assuming the distress call was accurate, we would be dead in the sky just the same. Tech?”
“Nothing worth caring about,” she dismissed with a wave of her paw over her shoulder. He was pretty sure she was playing a game on her console, but the female had an implant to track the system status without needing to actually do anything, so her word was as good as manually checking.
“Nothing we care about now, or nothing that we need to care about because you’re going to activate our defences?” he returned with a hint of chastisement.
The screen flickered to several menus of dense text, new lines added before it changed back to the entertainment. “Yes.”
Willin nodded, satisfied that the slight push would probably have them immune to most conventional electronic interruptions. “Okay. Nav, make sure we stay on course. Tech is good, but she is hardly the Hunt Mother.”
“Comms, How’s your systems?”
“So it’s likely that the habitation ship continued under the assumption of a mild disruption. Let me know if it suddenly fails.”
Comms nodded silently, having little else to do for now besides keep an eye out for communications. Willin was pretty sure that Tech could set up something for him to do, but professional obligations mandated him bored stiff. Not everyone could end up the product of successful military trials, nor end up a survivor of a terrorist attack that availed themselves to it.
The dark green-furred male fixed his sleeve as he poured over reports, his job outside of combat and diplomacy to be reviewing how others performed such. As much of a disaster the Union was, it had been passed down the ranks that there existed members of the collective who were more amiable individually.
How did they learn about that? Willin didn’t know. It was above his rank, and thus, not his problem.
Either way, since they had fought off the attacks, they had been expanding Lilhun space at a hurried pace in a particular direction. It was described as ‘strategic acquisition of viable habitats’, or—more commonly amongst the lesser of the military—see it; take it.
They were scanning anything that so much as supported fire, as asinine as it was. They had the ability to check if an atmosphere could support Lilhun occupation, but the orders that came seemed to be searching for something specific. It wasn’t even an issue until recently, their progress through the most recent vectors being something of importance to the top. They had found quite a few possible places to set up, and several habitation ships were redirected to occupy them, but each was designed to be little more than a forward military base, proper colonization being an afterthought.
With a few more places to fall back to—or continue their species in relative peace should the worst come to pass for the home system—Willin would have expected easement in the search. It seemed that it was best for him to simply be the Leader of a utility craft, because the top continued their investigations.
Regardless of his opinions, they were well on the way to the coordinates transmitted by the stranded crew of the habitation ship, victims of the warp-spike that his crew were being introduced to. The fabricators were currently spitting out water-proof equipment for his crew, but they would be pretty limited in weaponry to distribute until they supplied more material. The machine was slow, clunky, and inefficient, but it was a foray into new technology purloined from the Union, so there were hiccups expected with iterations.
He wouldn’t worry about arming the entire surviving force—not yet. The main issue with Hunter packs was that allegiances shifted. No longer were they a pack of the military, moving under commands and reigned in by consequences. They were feral; free from the united force of their peers.
Willin didn’t blame them in the slightest. They were stranded and the communications they managed had apparently cost them every AEC they had available. He was just wary of how many of them would welcome the reintegration into a larger structure after so long fighting tooth and claw for the barest necessity, led by those who they deemed worthy. Why sacrifice their positions within their packs to resume a paltry station at the bottom? Why abandon the dens they made by paw, the relationships they forged through blood?
Majority would, he figured—a comparative few wished to remain servants—but until a larger fleet arrived to promise warm bed and warmer food, there was a fair chance that the Grand Hunters would resist and influence their pack to remain under their pads.
He couldn’t say if the top would wish the occupation of the planet to continue, but if they did, then he supposed that they could do worse than a few competent leaders vying for territory. Primitive, perhaps, but that should be resolved with a few shipments and another habitation ship supplying resources and labour.
He closed his documents and sighed, a languid claw scratching at his ear.
The ‘fun’ part would be doing his duty of offering the opportunity to those who claimed command on the new planet. It was an obligation he wasn’t looking forward to. On top of likely being told where to shove it, he would need to submit reports of the various packs to the higher-ups so that they knew who to work with first. Belligerent or defiant Lilhuns would be left to fend for themselves until their pack collapsed under them to chase a better life with settlements or cities built with military blessing. It was hardly a better living for most to scavenge for their comforts when armour, dens, security, and recreation were but a few suns away.
“Tech?” he called, not bothering to look if she had tipped an ear—her audio interface had perfect pass-through. Despite the damage that the volume of her entertainment would do to organic eardrums, the synthetic ones she had could likely function even under the deepest oceans—though she herself would have passed due to the pressure. “Can you give me something to do for a while?”
With a minimal pause, a puzzle game flickered on his screen. He exhaled slowly as he tried not to be too disappointed. Tech knew he wanted to turn his brain off, she just disagreed, and was probably right. Too much mind-numbing activity would lessen his reaction in the event of an emergency.
He dragged a pad over the numbers, adding them together and allowing new ones to populate the spaces the old ones occupied.
At least it was something.
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