Post by flightlessicarus on Dec 23, 2015 1:06:40 GMT -8
Much Later... Thoren arrives in Koholint, for the second time. The first time was rather confusing and he didn't know what the fuck he was doing. He is wearing a dark red tunic and a red heart container pendant necklace, mirroring the dark red one Seth was wearing earlier. Thoren is still receiving messages of slowly decelerating fear. Seth seems to have scared himself awake. No problem, he can always dream his way here some other time. For now though, Thoren has a duty to fulfill: leading the army of seths to the nearest phone booth.
...maybe he'll send out a scout first. At least one of the seths here should know where the phone booths are around here, right?
Post by flightlessicarus on Dec 23, 2015 15:41:26 GMT -8
A seth wearing chainmail underneath his tunic is leading the way. he is the most recent seth to fall. He hasn't even picked out an alias for himself yet. Despite that though, he seems motivated to make his way there to Kat's domain. Perhaps the girl that he stabbed will be there waiting for him... hopefully. Exiting the woods near the swamp, they reach the phone booth. The teleportal seems to still be active. Thoren walks up to it before the crowd. There is a sense of certainty. "Alright, here's the phone booth. just keep in line and follow me once we get to the hideout. Let's go!" with a running start, Thoren leaps into the doorway, disappearing in a momentary purple wave. Chain link Seth follows with similar enthusiasm. The rest begin rushing towards the doorway in a long slightly disorganized line, some getting trampled and pushed into the potholes nearby.
Eventually though, the vast majority make it through, save for three of the perma-links. Two of them were earlygame telefrag victims and the third was from the second save file. They had never gotten the chance to break the curse placed upon them. "FUCK! It left us behind. What are we supposed to do now?" "The system is fucking rigged against us. there's nothing we can do." This isn't the first time file 2 link seth has been locked out something. Long ago, when he was still alive, he had finally defeated the last nightmare. But when he went to claim the final 8th instrument, it was nowhere to be found. In a blinding rage, he rampaged across the island, striking anything that moved. A great anger had awakened within him. He was unstoppable. Only the rules of the game could hold him back. For days he went on like this, until his energy waned and the futility of his quest had finally sank in. He collapsed in the woods, unable to move.
there was no use in moving. there was no eighth instrument.
there was no hope.
Giving up on everything, he lost the will to live, and thus died right then and there without a fight. Nobody knows exactly what happened to the Koholint island of the second save file. They say the nightmares have taken over permanently there, with none to stop them. Being dejected once again, he leads the two other seths to the graveyard. There's gotta be a way back to the underworld from there, right?