themisfit: (to approach the matter.)
Kurt Wagner ([personal profile] themisfit) wrote in [community profile] capeandcowl2013-05-05 07:38 pm

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Good morning. I hope that everybody finds themselves well, and that those who ventured to that ocean-esque world are fully recovered from the venture. I thought a little downtime, if it could be granted, would be best before I attempted to address what it is I am about to.

Four days into the whole thing, Mr. Gilbert Nightray and I came upon came upon a curious text inside of a bookshop. The text, translated, is as follows:

"With that bright light, the clouds sizzled.
Volcanoes exploded and the seas flooded.
Doom came.
Vulcanus, they said, needed us.
They took some of us."

The rest, unfortunately, has been disconnected from the page. It is not much, but it speaks volumes about the history of that world. Even if it raises more questions than answers, it begins to point us in the right direction.

Mr. Nightray and I speculated as to its meaning at length, of course. Was that world a true alternate universe, or a potential future of the universe in which we currently find ourselves? Was Vulcanus the cause of the disaster inflicted upon that world? If they did take citizens of that world elsewhere, to where did they take them and to what end? If, as before, we were seemingly meant to pursue Vulcanus, why was our arrival so far separated?

There are not many clean conclusions to be drawn, which is where I am hoping you come in. If anybody else came across pieces of information like this, I would think it important that we combine what we've learned and discuss the possibilities. Snippets involving "imaginary time" and time-stream manipulation have already been mentioned elsewhere...

Lachesis is not always without rhyme or reason, and Vulcanus certainly is not. I think that this is a puzzle worth solving. I invite everybody to use this space for discussion of the topic, and I will gladly arrange any necessary meetings, should people find discussion over the Network to be uncomfortable.

I am, of course, available by phone and in person during my office hours at the Xavier Institute.
professorlionface: (I'll take your word for it.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-05-06 10:27 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm afraid I'm lacking most of the details from this latest excursion. What happened?
professorlionface: (What was I thinking?)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-05-07 03:12 pm (UTC)(link)
But that would mean Vulcanus would need to have been there hundreds, maybe thousands of years before you had... Clearly, they have some means to to travel to these worlds to begin with, and perhaps with just as wide a control over time as Lachesis.

Unless you were the ones traveling to the future, rather than they to that world's past.
professorlionface: (Let me ask you...)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-05-07 03:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Imaginary time isn't exactly a different kind of time itself, so much as it is a different method of approaching time. Not so much that all points exist in the the same moment, because that "current" moment has no real meaning. Think of time as a free plane rather than fixed line, one you can experience the same way you do space.

It's how I've postulated Lachesis experience and manipulating time, actually. That Vulcanus has it under their own control has, quite bluntly, terrifying implications.
professorlionface: (You're sure about that?)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-05-07 04:55 pm (UTC)(link)
It could be. But whatever it does amount to is that they have their own Porter. They have complete access to space and time.
professorlionface: (Always hidden depths to consider...)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-05-11 08:45 am (UTC)(link)
None of us do. And with their idea of a perfect world, it's the U-Men all over again. Only they don't have anymore pretense of legitimacy. Now they're operating precisely like a terrorist organization.
professorlionface: (Sounds questionable)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-05-11 07:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Not a problem that isn't in the process of being addressed, at least. [Though he can't talk about that in detail just yet.] Their lack of legitimacy certainly makes us more sympathetic to the public, but it also complicates how exactly to locate at strike at their heart. Hard to target the head like we had with the U-Men when you can't see it.
professorlionface: (Can't be overly concerned at the moment!)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-05-12 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
And those at least have the self awareness to realize how villainous they come off, even when they don't see themselves in that role! But things are sure to be far more simple when they're...simpler. If only we were so lucky that every fight could be solved by punching the right person.
professorlionface: (All the way up there?)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-05-12 03:04 pm (UTC)(link)
It's difficult to say. Whenever our opponents started fighting us as much through politics as Sentinels.
professorlionface: (Wait till I tell Facebook about it!)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-05-13 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
It really is only the nature of the exchange that's changed. It used to be that you wouldn't want to risk bystanders, in case of injury. Now, you want to make the fight as public and visible as possible.

You have to have witnesses to stand before the court, because it's their approval we're fighting for.
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professorlionface: (If you'll direct your attention here...)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-05-14 07:22 pm (UTC)(link)
You? Useless? Bah, I pray never to live to see that day! You'll always find some home to your roguish charms. Even the villains would undoubtedly miss so superb a sense of bravado!
professorlionface: (I'll have to think about this.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-05-16 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
[Wow, way to get everyone instantly sad.] I'm...I'm sure I could do that. [He wouldn't. Even a year after, it'd just rip old wounds back open.]
professorlionface: (So it would seem.)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-05-18 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I probably walked right into it myself. But I can assure you that the absence was still felt when last I was there.
professorlionface: (Let me ask you...)

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[personal profile] professorlionface 2013-05-19 08:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, ah. We have about a month until it will be time to worry about finals. Do you think you'll be ready?

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