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Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 10 2016, 08:29 AM
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The Dawnbreaker Debate

Genre = Sci Fi/Fantasy/Political
Setting = Non-Canon
RP Type = Action/Comedy
How to join = Invite Only
Participants: Aeliss Novak, Dead Jim, Inyri Halon, JA-394, Garyn Dakari, Mercybug, Ty294, Rattler
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~Index~


Character Credits
In order of appearance

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** - Not Identified By Name
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 10 2016, 09:03 AM
"And that concludes our news stories for the night. Reporting from a bar (since all decent RPs must begin in a bar) in downtown Old Chicago, I'm The Other Guy wishing you a good night. We now send it down to Ty Havox (http://media.moddb.com/cache/images/groups/1/6/5009/thumb_620x2000/Ty294_new.png) and Mirri McSteelie live in Liverwurst, Wyoming for the 2016 Dawnbreaker Debate."

"Thanks... Other Guy..." the broadcast was picked up by a brown-haired and grizzled-looking man in his late-thirties, "I'm Ty Havox and tonight is the first ever Dawnbreaker Party Debate."

The man turned toward his left, where his co-host and three other people were seated around a curved table.

"With me is my co-host, Mirri MacSteelie and our... uh... expert panel (http://img07.deviantart.net/b05b/i/2015/195/1/a/dbl_poster__the_b_team_by_garyndakari_jar-d91cvv4.png): Evan Cross, Paranormal Investigator..."

The screen shifted to focus on a young man in his early twenties with features that nobody could really distinguish for certain.

"Cassidy Jones, Conspiritorial Investigator..."

The camera settled on a girl in her late teens with wavy-styled light brown hair with streaks of pink dye running through them. She excitedly waved at the audience.

"And Bree Collings... High School graduate..."

The final panelist was another teenage girl with short brown and blue streaked hair, dark eye-shadow and a general expression of boredom and tiredness.

"Meh..." she grunted while giving the camera a stiff wave.

Havox rolled his eye (since he only has one) and resumed his introduction.

"Tonight's debate will feature nine candidates vying to be the one person who at least isn't Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. But I'm getting damn tired of talking, so I'm going to turn this thing over to the panel for their thoughts."
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 10 2016, 12:56 PM
"Don't look at me," Evan said sarcastically. "I just work here. Anyways... We've got hopefuls from across several time periods, from our time all the way back to The Battle. Should be interesting to see how they itereact with each other."
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 10 2016, 01:59 PM
"And... that's all you got...?" Havox drawled.
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 10 2016, 02:00 PM
"What were you expecting?" Evan asked. "A complete bio on each one?"
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 10 2016, 02:05 PM
"Forget it... Mirri... ask them something..." Havox motioned to his co-host.
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Post by: InyriHalon on Mar 13 2016, 03:18 PM
"Hello, Mirri MacSeelie here." She cast a pointed look at her co-host. "Who do ye believe the forerunners are in this debate?"
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 13 2016, 03:30 PM
"Well... hard to say really," Evan replied. "Each one has their own skillsets and experience, setting them apart from each other. However I do kinda have to question the Gatekeeper's presence as isn't President of a single nation a bit of a demotion from rulling a galaxy?"
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 13 2016, 03:34 PM
"Eh, I never claimed to understand his mind, even when I worked for him." Havox muttered, then noticing one of the other two was dying to say something, added: "Go ahead Miss Jones."

"Well," Cassidy spoke up, "Clearly the winner will be whoever has the most powerful underworld connections. And that's what I'd look for in this debate tonight; tell-tail signs of associations with secret societies, cults or shadowy global megacorporations. The Gatekeeper is already a known associate of the Shadow Empire—"

"He rules it..." Havox deadpanned.

"—and has historic connections to the Sith Order and other dark organizations. Clearly he is the frontrunner going in, but perhaps one of these other candidates will prove to be far more sinister by the end of the night and shoot to the top of the polls." Cassidy concluded.
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 13 2016, 03:38 PM
"What do you think Bree?" Evan asked.
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 13 2016, 03:38 PM
"Agreed." was the only response he got.
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Post by: InyriHalon on Mar 13 2016, 03:45 PM
"I concur that underworld connections are verra important, but what think ye of the recent trend of election based on a person's physical attractiveness or potential historical significance? Who do ye think would win based on those 'qualifications'?"
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 13 2016, 03:49 PM
"Well, clearly The Assailant. He's so mysterious and handsome!" Cassidy replied, dreamy-eyed.

Bree's head slumped onto the desk.
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 13 2016, 03:52 PM
"Well... if we take those two into account..." Evan said. "Then Krystal Johnson and Angel Grace would be serious contenders. Both have taken part in The Battle. While Angel has... well... some might say an angelic figure, Krystal's got the rugged warrior princess thing going for her because of her status as a Freelancer. So depending on what you like, I guess there's something for everyone here."

Evan than looked at Cassidy.
"And how do you know The Assailant is handsome? He never takes that helmet off! For all you know he could look like Deadpool under that helmet!"
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Post by: InyriHalon on Mar 13 2016, 03:54 PM
"Angel Grace isnae in the running, is she? I havenae heard anything about her throwing her hat in the ring."
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 13 2016, 03:55 PM
"Don't be silly... Angel never wears a hat!" Cassidy laughed dismissively.
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 13 2016, 03:55 PM
"Thought I saw something about her..." Evan trailed off, looking at a notebook.
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Post by: InyriHalon on Mar 13 2016, 03:56 PM
Mirri nodded sagely. "I couldnae even think of voting for someone who isnae a hat person."
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 13 2016, 04:00 PM
"Uh... okay then... well, perhaps the most important question of the night: Which candidate do you think could beat the Republican and Democrat nominees in a general election?" Havox tried to bring the discussion back on-topic.

"Depends on how many underworld connections those candidates have." Cassidy replied immediately, "I'd have to do some research."

She proceeded to pull out her smart-phone and begin typing things in.

"What's that...?" Bree asked drearily.

"I dunno, magic phone thing. It's pretty sweet. This America is amazing." Cass replied happily.
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 13 2016, 04:02 PM
"Five bucks says she's searching for food..." Evan deadpanned.
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Post by: InyriHalon on Mar 13 2016, 04:04 PM
"I still think that potential historical significance is verra important to voters. Grage may have the greatest advantage on that front. 'First cyborg in the White House', ye ken." Mirri pointed out.
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 13 2016, 04:08 PM
"I thought he just made cyborgs..." Havox muttered.

"Yeah... like a cyborg maker would not make some modifications to themself." Bree remarked with an accompanying eye-roll.

"I really should have gotten to know my employers better..." Havox sighed.

"Aha!" Cass declared, before setting down her phone, "Bernie Sanders is associated with the Soviet Union, Hillary Clinton is associated with Bill Clinton and Donald Trump is associated with Donald Trump! Also something in there about John Kasich being associated with the State of Ohio... now if that don't sound like an evil cult bent on world domination, I don't know what does. Yeah, definitely gonna take some serious connections to beat those people!"

Bree's head hit the desk again.
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 13 2016, 04:09 PM
Evan's head soon joined Bree's on the desk.
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Post by: InyriHalon on Mar 13 2016, 04:11 PM
Mirri gave this some serious thought. "Buckeyes - definitely the most evil of the lot. Never trust a nut."
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 13 2016, 04:16 PM
"I've never trusted nuts... or seeds... or fruit for that matter." Cassidy agreed.

"I hope my paycheck is worth this..." Havox sighed, before picking up his script again, "So uh... ung... you guys won't understand half of these questions. Oh, how about this one: Which candidate do you think appeals to young people?"

"But... I thought young people couldn't vote...?" Cassidy wondered.

"I mean voters aged eighteen to... twenty-nine or something..." Havox specified.

"Oh... um... hmm... probably the one who is able to quote the most memes." Cassidy decided with a nod.
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 13 2016, 04:18 PM
"Probably the attractive female will get the young men vote," Evan said, head still on the desk. "For young women... probably someone who shows they understand them."
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Post by: InyriHalon on Mar 13 2016, 04:21 PM
"And someone with a bit of pizzazz. A forceful personality who willnae blend into the shadows and disappear with Cassi, er, Kasick...The nut. Ye ken the one I'm talking about."
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 13 2016, 04:23 PM
"I resent that!" Cassidy declared, "I didn't realize you were such a sexist Evan... Young females will want to go for the most attractive male just as much as the males will go for the most attractive female."

"Oh, for cripe's sake..." Bree groaned.
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Post by: InyriHalon on Mar 13 2016, 04:31 PM
"Hmm, which is the most attractive... I like a mercurial man myself, one with a great sense of adventure and spontaneity, which is nay necessarily the best personality for a world leader. Then again, it could make for a fantastic story for the history books, and isnae that better than some solid, reliable, person?"
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 13 2016, 05:07 PM
"Oh look! We're out of time!" Havox suddenly interjected.

"But, there's still twenty mi—"

*Bang*

Havox blew some smoke away from his gun as the stage manager's body was drug off-set. He then stared intently at the camera and concluded this section of the broadcast:

"And now I turn this broadcast over to my colleague (not really) and fellow mercenary Killroy of Eastport down at the debate stage."

The camera shifted to the bombed-out remains of an auditorium with a surprisingly full crowd consider chunks of the building were covering half the seats. Located a makeshift table in front of the stage and with their backs facing the crowd were the moderators.

"Thank ye, Ty. I be Killroy of Eastport (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/37878709/Permanant%20Images/Portraits/Killroy.jpg), along with me band of fine lads and lasses (http://orig04.deviantart.net/5f31/f/2015/099/b/f/the_curiously_elated_fools_by_garyndakari_jar-d8p0hu0.jpg) here to moderate this 'ere debate tonight. Those being: Mhaenal the Elf, Todd the Dwarf, Glink the Halfing and Lydianna of Cerulia. And now to meet the candidates, aye?" Killroy greeted the audience.

The camera then shifted to the stage as the first of the candidates stepped out.

"Republic SIS Agent, Captain 'Eyeballs' Strayker (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/37878709/Characters%20-%20Game%20images/Strayker.jpg) from The Sanctimonious Seven." Killroy introduced the first.

Strayker gave the audience a cold wave, but didn't smile or anything to that effect. He was greeted with a fairly equally cold reception of light applause as he took his spot on the far end of the debate stage.

"Retired fighter pilot, Lieutenant Commander Krystal Johnson (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/264375853/images/Krystal1.PNG) from Dawnbreaker." Killroy continued.
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 13 2016, 05:16 PM
Krystal came out, actually wearing her old Confed flight jacket instead of her N7 armor and assumed her assigned spot, giving a friendly wave to everyone on the way. She did have her lightsaber on her belt, but it was more for show right now.

"Thank you," she said to Killroy before pulling out a bottle of water and setting it on her stand.
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 13 2016, 05:26 PM
"Retired Imperial Navy Admiral, cybersurgeon and scientist from Dawnbreaker, Alexander Grage (http://media.moddb.com/cache/images/groups/1/6/5009/thumb_620x2000/grage_old.jpg)." Killroy continued.

The well-seasoned officer stepped onto the stage and offered an energetic, if not rather shaky, wave to the audience, before taking his place behind his podium and giving Killroy a nod.

"Co-Leader of the Operation, the Director of Operations... from the Operation." Killroy resumed, hesitating slightly at the repeated operation references.
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Post by: JA-394 on Mar 13 2016, 08:08 PM
Out stepped the Director of Operations in his usual flavor of the day mask (It was crimson this fine evening) and black suit and tie. He stiffly waved at the audience, not looking at them as he made his way to his assigned spot next to Alexander Grage.

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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 13 2016, 08:20 PM
The crowd offered the Director a much more lively applause, and even a few cheers. This was likely due to the fact that this debate was taking place in Wyoming, in a facility owned by the Operation, and in an event being hosted by the Operation, and with a crowd that... was probably mostly bought-off by the Operation. So yeah.

"Sith Lord and Emperor of the Shadow Empire, Ludamigus Gatekeeper (http://img06.deviantart.net/3d4c/i/2014/135/5/2/the_dawnbreaker_tavern___the_gatekeeper_by_garyndakari_jar-d7ij9yn.png)." the next introduction rang-out.
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Post by: JA-394 on Mar 13 2016, 08:42 PM
*THUD*

*THUD*

*THUD*

Heavy footsteps marked the approach of the Gatekeeper. Stepping through the curtain, dwarfing everyone else, the black and red clad monster of a man slowly made his way across the floor, not waving at the crowd, not looking at the crowd, or gesticulating of any sort. At the crowd. Once at his podium he quickly realized it was far too small for him and simply tossed it aside into the corner, somehow sparking a fire.

From there he finally turned about face and looked out into the sea of faces, not looking at any one of them, but looking at all of them.
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 13 2016, 08:47 PM
A nervous, but enthusiastic applause and set of cheers followed the display. Killroy raised his eyebrows a bit and leaned back, hoping that fire backstage wasn't going to get serious or anything.

"Right... and next be... Mercenary and time-traveler, The Assailant (http://img03.deviantart.net/1b1d/i/2014/025/e/b/the_assailant_by_garyndakari_jar-d73ro4h.jpg) from Dawnbreaker."
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Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 13 2016, 08:51 PM
    Nothing happened for about fifteen seconds, at which point the man in red himself wandered onto stage, focused more on his wristwatch than anything else, muttering under his breath about lizards. He walked right past the Gatekeeper before realizing that A, he was on stage, and B, he was supposed to be on stage, and C, he'd already gone past his podium. After proceeding through the mental checklist, he stepped up to his spot and gave the audience a genuine nod - whatever the hell that looks like - and a wave.
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 13 2016, 08:56 PM
Krystal blinked and looked over at the Assailant.
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 13 2016, 08:58 PM
Over the relatively average applause, there could be heard a few teenage girls screaming... or maybe it was just Cassidy somewhere in the luxury boxes with tape-recordings of herself just to make it sounds like there were more girls screaming... for whatever reason.

Not that this mattered, as Killroy was quick to continue.

"Eleanor Tate... Lambert... Keller... Oi... Eh... Magic-user from Dawnbreaker: Legacies." he said, then added in a low tone so the microphone couldn't pick it up, "And way too young to be president..."
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Post by: Aeliss Novak on Mar 13 2016, 09:26 PM
    A moment later a short, dark-skinned, curly-haired barefoot little girl of about seven or eight years old walked onto the stage, her grey eyes and four pupils scanning the crowd like it was a dessert buffet. She wore a grey hoodie over a teal dress and purple leggings, and on her back she carried a worn backpack that appeared to be moving.

    She grinned brightly and waved at the crowd, apparently too excited to watch where she was going until she collided with her podium and fell on her backside. She blinked up at it a couple of times, then stood, dusted herself off, and climbed on top of it so she could reach the mic.
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 13 2016, 09:29 PM
Krystal blinked again at the sight of the little girl.
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 13 2016, 09:29 PM
The crowd was more amused, confused and... something that rhymes with those other two words... than anything. So they gave her a fairly warm welcome to the stage regardless.

"Mercenary company leader, Commander Morrison from The Special Force." Killroy then said, sounding like he was beginning to fatigue from all the candidates.
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Post by: DeadJim on Mar 14 2016, 04:17 PM
A tall man who was in his mid-forties walked onto the stage. There didn't seem to be anything special about him as he walked to his podium and warmly waved at the crowd. He was, however, mildly upset at the lack of the trademark when The Special Force™ was mentioned.
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 14 2016, 04:23 PM
"And finally, escaped convict Redford, from... The Curious Fools...?" Killroy announced the last participant, then looked over to his associates with a confused look, "I don't recall this lad bein' in our RP..."
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Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 14 2016, 04:28 PM
    Glink waved at both of the latest candidates.
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Post by: Aeliss Novak on Mar 14 2016, 05:52 PM
    Mhaenal just shrugged.
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Post by: DeadJim on Mar 14 2016, 06:10 PM
"I don't think we can trust this last one, Shorty!" Todd whispered while suspiciously watching that mysterious Redford fellow...
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Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 14 2016, 06:54 PM
    "He's the red spy all right." Glink said, still waving.
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 14 2016, 07:30 PM
"Ahem, and that be all the candidates." Killroy collected himself, "Tonight's rules be simple: Each candidate will have ninety seconds tuh respond and thirty seconds for follow-up questions. If a candidate be mentioned by another, he or she has thirty more seconds tuh respond. When a candidate's time be up, they'll be hearin' this sound:

*Bang*

Killroy raised an eyebrow and looked at his comrades, then to the producer standing back-stage, who just shrugged. Killroy continued:

"Right then, let's begin... Many people in America be worried about the current state of the Middle East. Mr. Gatekeeper, what specifically would ye do to stop ISIS?"
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Post by: JA-394 on Mar 15 2016, 12:50 PM
The Gatekeeper spoke not a word, but he did avert his all-encompassing stare from the audience at last, panning his eyes very slightly to redirect said gaze at Killroy and the rest of the panel.
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 15 2016, 03:29 PM
Killroy shifted uncomfortably in is seat.

"Mr. Gatekeeper, you can speak now."
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Post by: JA-394 on Mar 15 2016, 04:00 PM
The Gatekeeper very slowly brought a gloved hand up to the left side of his mask and pressed his index finger to a spot on it, upon doing so a strained breathing could be heard echoing slightly in the room. He then spoke in a partially-robotic voice;

"Scan the planet. Find them. Destroy them. Eradicate all who stand with them."

He retracted his finger and the strained sound stopped.
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 15 2016, 05:05 PM
"Aaaaalright then." Killroy figured that was the end of the Gatekeeper's answer, before turning his attention to the Assailant who was standing at the next podium, "Mr. Assailant, some have questioned your reliability and decision-making in the past. Why should the citizens of America be trustin' you with command of the military?"
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Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 15 2016, 06:01 PM
    "Excellent question, Roy. I think the American people will trust me because I've fought through and survived almost every battle scenario you could think of. Robot legions, undead warriors, demons from hell, democrats, you name it, I've shot it. And when the going gets tough, you can bet I'll have what it takes to see our people through it. A couple hundred years ago I was involved in a battle where the universe was at stake, and just when things were at their worst, I kamikaze'd a ship the side of a planet into a fleet of ships. If that's not dedication I don't know what is. I did it once before, and I'm willing to do it again. Only this time, it'll be for America."
    The Assailant replied, gesticulating for emphasis when necessary, and when not, including shaping his hands like space ships and ramming them into each other.
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Post by: JA-394 on Mar 15 2016, 06:06 PM
The Gatekeeper slowly panned his head toward the Assailant and watched his little demonstration, his eyes narrowing at the mention of the planet-sized ship.

The Director meanwhile seemed to have fallen asleep standing up... somehow.
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 15 2016, 06:25 PM
The crowd offered a confused, but reasonable applause at that spiel.

"Thank ye, sir." Killroy nodded, not understanding half of what those things were, being a medieval fellow and all, then turned to the next candidate, who happened to be sleeping, "Director, ye lead a large organization based 'ere in Wyoming, but many have called the Operation a terrorist organization itself. What would ye say tuh those people and should they be believin' ye'll protect America from terrorist threats both within and without?"
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Post by: JA-394 on Mar 15 2016, 06:38 PM
The Director awoke at his name being called and heard the rest of the question and was immediately offended.

"Wat? You dare to stand there and call all these cells of people 'terrorists'?! Well I got news for ya buddy: There can be only ONE terrorist cell in this soon-to-be nuclear wasteland, and that is THE OPERATION! All these other so-called terrorists don't know the meaning of the word terrorism! They go out there with their pants sagging at their ankles, RPGs and LMGs and go blowing up monuments and stuff before they are ready for the scrutiny that comes with being TERRORISTS. Back in my day - which is today - you built yourself up before you challenge somebody bigger than you, and then when you hit him, and he goes to hit you, he breaks his damn hand! And THAT is what The Operation is gonna do when we take over - er, are democratically elected officials of America!"
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 15 2016, 06:40 PM
The crowd... well half the crowd... specifically the half of the crowd that were bribed by the Operation... let out a resounding cheer and gave the Director a stand ovation.

Killroy raised an eyebrow, before looking to his colleagues to see if they had any questions lined-up.
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 15 2016, 10:39 PM
Krystal actually decided to speak up.
"If I may," she said. "I actually have a question for the Gatekeeper myself."
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 16 2016, 06:49 AM
"In a moment, lass. Ye can ask yer question as part of your response when we get tuh ye." Killroy replied.
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Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 16 2016, 11:09 PM
    Glink stood up in her chair. "I have a question for Krystal!"
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 17 2016, 07:57 PM
"Go ahead lass." Killroy nodded at Glink.
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Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 18 2016, 07:00 AM
    "What was the question you wanted to ask the Gatekeeper?"
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Post by: JA-394 on Mar 18 2016, 08:46 AM
The Director facepalmed.

"Is this a sanctioned panel?" he muttered.
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 18 2016, 11:00 AM
"Um... who's going first? Because I'm now confused as to who's talking to who..." Krystal said. "Meh... GK... you are the ruler of an empire that spans at least one galaxy right? Isn't President of one nation on one planet a bit of a Demotion for you?"
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Post by: JA-394 on Mar 18 2016, 02:00 PM
The Gatekeeper raised his chin very slightly, perhaps taking offense to Krystal's statement. Or maybe he took it as a compliment. Either way, he once more brought a finger to his mask.

"Yes."
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 18 2016, 04:18 PM
"Right then." Killroy took-over again, "Commander Johnson, yer critics say ye tend to live in the past, perhaps to an excessive degree. What do ye say to those critics and to the public to assure them yer administration would be beneficial to the future and not just be dwellin' in the past?" "
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 19 2016, 12:06 PM
"I may have drawn a lot of comparisons to things I've encountered in the past, but that's only because I had nothing else to compare what I've encountered to. Kinda hard when you're facing things from a universe you knew nothing about," Krystal replied. "Its only through our experiences that we can learn. And frankly, those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. People may not have liked me because of it, but I can't just forget or throw away what made me who I am today as a person. I'm only Human. Flaws and everything. My experiences as a combat pilot helped keep me alive, even after I became a Freelancer."
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Post by: JA-394 on Mar 19 2016, 03:56 PM
"You and every other one of your 3.14 billion self-copies..." the Director mused toward the end of Krystal's statement.
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Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 19 2016, 04:09 PM
    "Could you be more precise, Mr. Director?" Glink piped up, "Is it three billion, one hundred and forty-one million, five hundred and ninety two thousand, six hundred and fifty three, by any chance?"
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 19 2016, 05:11 PM
Krystal had a confused look on her face.
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Post by: JA-394 on Mar 19 2016, 06:37 PM
The Director also looked a tad confused.

The Gatekeeper meanwhile had resumed his all-encompassing stare at the audience, presuming himself to be finished.
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 19 2016, 06:48 PM
Most of the audience looked a tad confused as well, minus the ones who weren't paying attention who seemed more amused than confused.

An awkward silence ensued.
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 19 2016, 07:45 PM
Krystal took a drink from her water bottle.
"Well... that was awkward..." she said. "Next?"
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 19 2016, 07:52 PM
"Miss Eleanor." Lydianna spoke up, taking over for Killroy for a moment, "You clearly are not old enough to be qualified to be President. How do you expect to win if you are not allowed to run?"
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Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 19 2016, 11:26 PM
    Glink sat down, crossed her arms and glared. At everyone.
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Post by: Aeliss Novak on Mar 23 2016, 05:03 PM
    "I'm not 'allowed' to do a lot of stuff, doesn't mean I can't do them anyway. Besides," The little girl glanced around at the other candidates. "The competition doesn't seem too tough..."
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 23 2016, 06:35 PM
Lydianna just glared at her, unconvinced.

"That--" she began.

"Will be good enough fer this party." Killroy cut her off, "Continuing our topic of foreign policy, how would ye work to improve U.S.-Russian relations in the future, Ms. Eleanor?"
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 23 2016, 08:47 PM
Krystal rolled her eyes and took a drink of her water.
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Post by: Aeliss Novak on Mar 27 2016, 01:07 AM
    "Well, that depends." Eleanor said, shifting into a more comfortable position on the podium. "What's U.S. Russian again?"
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Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 27 2016, 07:33 AM
"Methinks the U.S. is were we currently be, right?" Killroy asked, turning to his colleagues.

"I thought it was Wyoming..." Lydianna shrugged.

"Well, I don't know then. That just be what the question asked." Killroy shrugged at Eleanor.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Mar 27 2016, 08:36 AM
"I hate all of you..." the Director said to himself.

The Gatekeeper looked at him, slowly raised a finger to his mask then said in his partially-robotic voice,

"That is the spirit."

The Director wasn't sure what to think about that.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Mar 27 2016, 09:57 AM
"Oi vey..." Krystal sighed before dropping her head down onto her podium.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 27 2016, 11:16 AM
     The Assailant cleared his throat. "Now, I don't know what problem U.S-Russian has with Wyoming America, but in my experience, any relation problems can be improved, if not completely solved, with a good gun in your hand."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 27 2016, 12:01 PM
Lydianna wrote down in her notes to look up what a gun was.

Killroy shifted his jaw, pondering how to get the debate back on track.

"Let's be shiftin' tuh domestic policy, whatever that be. Director, what is yer plan tuh rebuild the American Economy?" he asked.

Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Mar 27 2016, 12:08 PM
"Go to war with France," was the immediate and impassioned response.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 27 2016, 12:11 PM
There was a loud cheer from the audience, though Killroy didn't seem to understand why.

"And how would that be fixin' the economy?" he inquired.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Mar 27 2016, 12:19 PM
"It worked during World War Two didn't it?" asked the Director, "Besides, France is a bunch of cowards. They'll throw up the white flag before we declare war on them! And once we do, they'll be outta white flags, and then we'll bomb 'em! Also, I always wanted to take a helichopper ride to the Eiffel Tower... AND BLOW THAT SUNOVABEACH UP WITH A ROCKET!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 27 2016, 12:26 PM
"Oi! That's my job!" the General yelped from the stands, but was drown-out by a standing ovation for the director by the crowd.

Killroy leaned back in his chair and sighed, then ushered any of the other Fools to ask a question instead.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Mar 27 2016, 03:58 PM
"Um... France is an Ally of the United States. And The US never fought against the French in World War Two. Learn your history," Krystal finally said. "Besides... the Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Mar 27 2016, 05:40 PM
"Leave it to a pussy to defend a country of pussies!" declared the Director, "By the way, I will have you know that the Statue of Liberty has been Muricafied, just like the Operation is gonna Nukeify those useless French when I win this election!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 27 2016, 05:42 PM
    "Could load that so-called statue of liberty up with explosives. Send it back. They'd never see it coming." The Assailant said, more as a musing thought to himself rather than a statement.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 27 2016, 05:46 PM
"Excuse me, but I thought this was a political party, not a terrorist convention." Strayker interrupted.

"Lads, please... let's keep this civil." Killroy urged.

Lydianna wrote down "pussy" as another word to look up the definition of.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 27 2016, 05:51 PM
    "It's not terrorism if they deserve it." The Assailant retorted.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Mar 27 2016, 05:53 PM
"Exactly. Also that is a great idea, I am totally going to do that," said the Director, "Though I might use the Lincoln Monument instead. Imagine getting blown up by a chair. Hah."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Mar 27 2016, 10:33 PM
"Do any of you even know about diplomacy and respect historical landmarks or are you just here to rant and rave about how big your dicks are?" Krystal actually shot at the individuals advocating violence.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 27 2016, 11:15 PM
    "Respectfully ma'am, you're the only one here who's ranting about my dick size." The Assailant replied.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 28 2016, 06:44 AM
Lydianna turned toward whoever was sitting next to her.

"Who is Dick?"

"Alright, that be enough!" Killroy raised his voice, "From now on, none of ye's will speak unless ye are addressed first! Moving along here..."

He then turned toward the commander.

"Commander Morrison, Social Security, whatever that be, will be insolvent, whatever that be meaning, in a few mere decades. As the head of a mercenary company, like meself, ye likely have experience managing people and money. Do ye believe this qualifies ye to handle entitlement reforms such as this?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Mar 28 2016, 12:51 PM
"I'm not the one talking about blowing up the world," Krystal muttered. "Can't believe my own son is talking to me like that..."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 28 2016, 01:22 PM
"Oi! I said no talkin' out of order!" Killroy snapped.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Mar 28 2016, 01:46 PM
"Shut up!" the Director snapped at Killroy.

The Gatekeeper seemed perfectly content to stand quietly, though not because he was told to of course.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 28 2016, 02:29 PM
    The Assailant pinched the bridge of his nose. "I picked a bad day to quit drinking..." He muttered.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Mar 28 2016, 04:37 PM
The commander stood silent for a few moments, before looking at Killroy. "So what was the actual question?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 28 2016, 05:26 PM
"Let's just go with do ye know what the hell entitlements are and how to fix whatever is wrong with them?" Killroy specified.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Mar 28 2016, 06:02 PM
"Titles are important." the Commander explained, "I am The Commander of the Special Force™. It is my title. They are necessary to maintain order and authority. I'm not sure what is wrong with them here in Wyoming, but I know that The Special Force™ can fix anything!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Mar 28 2016, 06:04 PM
Krystal facepalmed.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 28 2016, 06:25 PM
    Glink stood up on her chair again. "Salamander Grage, you're a scientologist. Apparently a big science problem in Wyoming is Climate Change. As President, what would you change about the climate?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 28 2016, 06:46 PM
"Ah! I'm glad you asked that very important question! You see, between my work as a cybernetic surgeon and my ongoing studies into inter-dimensional travel, I have passively been studying the nature of climate and weather. Now, it is my belief that with the proper application of scientific research and advanced technology, aided by assets gained through inter-dimensional trade, it may be possible to control the climate in any way we want! For example, we can reverse the thawing of the polar ice caps by redirecting hot air to Washington DC where I've heard it belongs. Or we can cause the oceans to recede by redirecting tropical storms to North Africa. We can even turn Minnesota into a tropical beach resort by sending all the snow storms to Wisconsin! B-But more importantly, we can use our eventual domination of the weather as a weapon to fight INTERGALACTIC TERRORISM! For example, we can use enormous lightning storms to fry China's power grid, or-or make massive sandstorms in Syria, or even ANNIHILATE these EVIL FRENCH I keep hearing about WITH THE STRATEGIC DEPLOYMENT OF TWO-HUNDRED-NINETY-FOUR-FOOT TSUNAMI WAVES AT KEY TARGETS IN NORWAY FRANCE! IT WOULD BE JUST LIKE THE ALLIANCE INVASION ON JUNE 6TH 1944! HEHHAHAHA HAHHA HAHHAHAA!!!"

Grage abruptly stopped laughing and his eyes darted back and forth at the crowd, moderators and fellow candidates to his right and left.

"Ahem... Thank you for the question." he politely concluded with a smile.
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Post by: Rattler on Mar 28 2016, 06:48 PM
Krystal didn't look impressed.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Mar 28 2016, 06:52 PM
The Director looked very impressed.

Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Mar 28 2016, 06:59 PM
"He uses big words, Shorty." Todd whispered, "I think we can trust him."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Mar 30 2016, 05:33 PM
    Mhaenal cleared his throat and leaned towards his microphone. "Well, I think we have heard some very good suggestions on how to kick off an effective apocalypse today, but I think we'd all like to know how you would prevent an impending doomsday-level threat from an outside source. Director, what strategy would you have in place for such an event? One cannot simply 'bomb the shit' out of the end of the world, after all."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Mar 30 2016, 07:02 PM
"Anything can be blown up. Even this planet, were it turned into a weapon and used against us!"

The Director paused and suddenly looked over at the Gatekeeper, the closest one to him, who cast an eye at him.

"That can be blown up right?" he asked behind the microphone.

The Gatekeeper tightened his right glove, not taking his eye off the Director, who looked back out at the crowd.

"I hate yet to meet a challenge that cannot be blown up. I will have you know, in every video game I have ever played where the end of the world is in sight, I bomb the shit out of everything - and it works."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 30 2016, 07:19 PM
The crowd roared, particularly the people who worked in the bomb-making departments.

"Did you build the Operation by bombing things?" Strayker challenged, stepping-out-of-turn.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Mar 30 2016, 07:25 PM
"No. Wait, yes. Actually... I don't remember... the backstory of the Operation has been changed as many times as this guy's!"

He gestured at the Gatekeeper.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 30 2016, 07:38 PM
"See? He doesn't even know how he built his own organization! Is this the kind of man we can trust to be President of a Country?" Strayker turned and asked the audience.

A few people clapped, but it was a rather unenthusiastic response.

"Thank ye Mr. Strayker, now can ye please abide by the rules and only speak when prompted?" Killroy grumbled.

"You people aren't asking me anything!" Strayker protested.

"Not me fault! I'm just readin' the script!" Killroy retorted.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Mar 30 2016, 07:53 PM
Krystal was now propping her head up with her arm while leaning on her podium.

"Now the question is... who wrote the script?" she asked in an offhand manner.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 30 2016, 07:55 PM
The Executive Boss of Generals, seated in the front row in his very conspicuous purple uniform and grey helmet, just sat on his hands and whistled innocently.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Mar 30 2016, 08:15 PM
Krystal raised an eyebrow at this, starting to wonder if this whole thing was staged.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 30 2016, 09:53 PM
    "If I may interject," The Assailant interjected, leaning into his mic, "I have dealt with more 'doomsday-level threats' than most of my peers here combined. Successfully. And let me tell you, despite what the Director would have you believe, ya can't always count on bombs to save you."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 30 2016, 10:06 PM
"Thank you!" Strayker exclaimed.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Mar 30 2016, 10:35 PM
Krystal points at the Assailant.

"He's got a point," she said. "Not every problem can be solved with the proper application of explosives."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Mar 31 2016, 07:52 AM
The Gatekeeper abruptly pressed a finger to his mask and spoke in his partially-robotic voice, cutting off any response from the Director;

"Human ingenuity, primitive explosive technology considered, is but a microspec compared to the power of the Force."

He gestured around the room and then back at himself with his other hand.

"Were, say, an army of brainwashed Sith Lords to appear on-planet this very moment, or better, during the reception speech of whomever is unfortunate enough to be elected ruler of this lot, accompanied by an entire legion of the Empire's finest troops and mechanical units, not to mention the constant threat of orbital bombardment... your 'human ingenuity' on this 'doomsday scenario', primitive explosive technology once again considered, would not be enough to save you."

He retracted his finger, but immediately brought it back and added, "Something to ponder."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 31 2016, 07:59 AM
"I'll point out that only some of that was the result of the Force!" Grage shrieked, "The rest was technology-based which is a result OF SCIENCE!"

Strayker leaned over and whispered in Krystal's ear: "Don't you dare say anything about kamikaze A-Wings. You'll make all light-siders look like fools."

Killroy's head slumped onto the desk in frustration, as he had lost control of the debate stage again.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Mar 31 2016, 09:51 AM
Off to the side of the stage, Sakura Keller was working security. She honestly didn't know HOW Eleanor got in on this. After the Gatekeeper and Grage's comments, Sakura facepalmed.

"Who are these nutjobs?" she quietly asked herself before leaning against the wall and waiting to see if Security was needed.

"What's an A-Wing?" Krystal replied in kind to Strayker, honestly not knowing what an A-Wing was, before turning her attention to the Gatekeeper. "I don't think threatening people will win you any votes. Now... maybe we should get back to why we're here before someone has a hernia from the crazy antics. Or Ty shoots someone out of frustration. And trust me. He will."

She took a drink from her water bottle.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Mar 31 2016, 05:19 PM
Some suit from the row in front of her (Sakura) turned around and snapped;

"They are our FUTURE LEADERS, ASSHOLE!"

The Gatekeeper meanwhile completely ignored Krystal.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 31 2016, 05:26 PM
A loud bang reverberated throughout the auditorium, followed by a random guy falling off one of the balconies with a bullet lodged in his skull. Ty Havox, smoking gun in-hand, stepped up to the edge of said balcony a moment later and shouted down at Krystal in genuine curiosity:

"I'll do what now?!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Mar 31 2016, 08:34 PM
"You just did it Ty!" Krystal called back to him. Sakura sighed, walked over to where the body was, and pulled it backstage for disposal.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 31 2016, 08:55 PM
"Eh, whatever."

Ty disappeared off the balcony.

"Erm... perhaps... it would be a good time to take a question from the audience!" Killroy suggested, hoping to quell the nonsense.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: InyriHalon on Mar 31 2016, 08:59 PM
Unfortunately for Killroy, the nonsense would not be quelled.

"I will, I will!" A voice piped up from stage left. "Anyone can ask me anything; I dinna have anything to hide!" Mirri appeared on stage, dragging a heavy, ornately carved podium behind her.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 31 2016, 09:00 PM
"Ain't ye supposed to be the panel host?" Killroy exclaimed incredulously.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: InyriHalon on Mar 31 2016, 09:03 PM
Mirri shrugged. "Ye were taking too long. I got bored and, so, I decided I wanted a different job, ye ken?" She dragged the podium up in line withe others and positioned it to her satisfaction, then moved to stand behind it, beaming at the audience. "And so I decided to become President!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Mar 31 2016, 09:06 PM
"Ladies and Gentlemen! Comedy Hour has begun!" Krystal wisecracked. "We're here all night people! Ask your questions!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Mar 31 2016, 09:16 PM
***Triple A Security Debate HQ - Under The Stairs***

"This fucking sucks," said Rene Apocalypse the 1st.

"Yeah. Who hires a security team, let alone Triple A, and doesn't turn 'em loose on somebody?" echoed Clyde Black.

Flynt Coal flicked a cigar from his mouth and crushed it under his boot, looking at 'Four, who glared up at the bottom of the stairs.

Things were lookin' bleak for our Triple-A Foursome, when suddenly...

"Uh, security team? We've got an intruder on stage..." came some woman over the intercom, apparently not knowing that she was one of the panelists.

Triple A immediately perked up.

"Let's fucking do it!" Rene jumped up.

The other three looked at her.

"What? Oh fuck you, and you, and you. I'm NOT doing it again! That was a one time thing!"

Flynt, 'Four, and Black all looked at each other, then back at Rene.

"God dammit..."

* * *

Four black-suit clad sunglasses-wearing freakshows suddenly burst into the auditorium, one of them doing a terrible impersonation of a police siren and collectively they rushed the stage, targeting Mirri.

"GET 'EM!"

"BRIEFCASE BRIEFCASE BRIEFCASE!"

"WHEE-OO WHEE-OO WHEE-OO-"

The Triple A Trio - plus Clyde Black, who for some reason was playing an electric bass, proceeded to beat the holy hell out of Mirri with a beaten, worn, bloody black metal briefcase that had seen better days. Clyde meanwhile was distracting the audience or something while occasionally taking potshots with his fist.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Mar 31 2016, 09:17 PM
    "I thought this was always Comedy Hour." Eleanor said, reaching into her squirming backpack and producing a crumpled flier. She frowned at it, then turned it upside-down, completely ignoring the current happenings.

    "Oh. Hmm."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 31 2016, 09:20 PM
    "This is supposed to be a CIVIL DEBATE, Goddamn it!" The Assailant bellowed, before pulling out a shotgun and proceeding to blast away at Security, not even realizing his VP was in with them.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Mar 31 2016, 09:21 PM
"What did you expect son?" Krystal asked.
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Post by: Aeliss Novak on Mar 31 2016, 09:22 PM
    "Seriously, guys, what is this?" Eleanor asked, holding up the flier. "Is this Seventeenth Street?"

    Mhaenal slowly lowered his head and rested it in his hand. "I have so many better things to be doing with my time..."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Mar 31 2016, 09:23 PM
    "No you don't," Glink patted the elf on the back, "No you don't."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: InyriHalon on Mar 31 2016, 09:24 PM
Mirri's hair started to slowly turn from a cheery lilac color to a much more sinister, nearly bruised looking plum as she dodged and deflected blows. "Now, laddiebuck, that isnae verra nice, is it? No, 'tis no verra nice at all." Ducking under a wild swing, she through herself into his arms and gave him a huge hug, tidily reducing his attack to somewhat undignified waving behind her back. "Now hugs, on the other hand, hugs are verra nice."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Mar 31 2016, 09:26 PM
"That be it! I am out!" Killroy snapped, throwing off his microphone and marching out of the building.

Lydianna looked at Mhaenal to see if he intended to take-over or if she should. Her hand was already resting on her broadsword and she was postured as if to stand up.

Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Mar 31 2016, 09:30 PM
    Mhaenal leaned back, crossed his arms and propped his feet up on the desk. "Aw, hell. Why am I always doing someone else's job? I do have one, you know."

    He glanced around and, seeing that nobody cared, sighed again and flipped the microphone towards his head with his toe and caught it in one swift movement. "Alright, ladies, gentlemen, don't make me use the fire sprinklers. I don't know for sure what they do, but I am prepared to use them."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Mar 31 2016, 09:32 PM
"So... if this whole thing falls apart... anyone wanna get a burger?" Krystal asked her fellow debate participants.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Apr 02 2016, 11:01 PM
    "I'm gonna need a lot more than a burger when this is over." Eleanor muttered before standing up on the podium to get a better view.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Apr 02 2016, 11:38 PM
Lydianna halted her pondering over whether or not to threaten these people so she could write-down "burger" as yet another word to look up.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Apr 10 2016, 06:54 AM
Todd, who had apparently dozed off at one point or another, suddenly jolted upright and began to scream.

"It is the deception! RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY! WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!" he the ran onto the main part of the stage and began to circle around the candidates.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Apr 10 2016, 07:14 AM
"And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why we need an experienced field agent to re-instill law & order into our streets, our towns and our convention hall! I ask you for your suppor-" Strayker began to declare.

"FOR SCIENCE!!!" Grage screamed.

"..." Strayker glared at Grage with a murderous look in his eyes.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Apr 10 2016, 09:50 AM
Krystal just clotheslined the crazy person running around the stage.

"Security! Got one here for ya!" she called out, lifting the tresspasser up onto his feet and holding on to him. "In a situation like this Strayker, sometimes actions speak louder than words. Especially with some of these people."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Apr 10 2016, 10:16 AM
"And actions taken without careful thought and planning can have unforeseen consequences." Strayker replied to Krystal, with an exaggerated skyward motion thrown-in for good measure.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Apr 10 2016, 10:17 AM
In a rage of fury, Todd elbowed Krystal in the stomach.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Apr 10 2016, 10:25 AM
"Case in point."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: InyriHalon on Apr 10 2016, 12:31 PM
Mirri was completely ignoring the chaos around her. She continued to hold the security guard in a tight hug as she murmured soothing words in his ear, inaudible to those around them, and patted him gently on the back. "Aww, ye puir laddie, it has been a verra long time since last ye were hugged, hasnae it? Nae since yer puir mither passed away." Her accent grew thicker and she started to gently rock him in her arms. "Ye hae been bottlin' ever'thin' away for a great while, havenae ye? Must be hard to be so tough on the outside when inside ye are so squishy. Ah, ye puir laddie, there, there..." She pressed his head to her shoulder. "Bide a wee here, me braw laddie, 'tis safe."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Apr 10 2016, 12:40 PM
The rest of the Triple A security detail had stopped whaling and were watching with looks of amusement as (We'll say it's Clyde) was rocked around like an infant.

Speaking of Clyde, he was speechless.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Apr 10 2016, 03:43 PM
"Not the worst I've had," Krystal replied with a grunt before pushing the intruder towards the Security team. "Probably should have worn my armor."

She gets back to her podium and leans on it.
"And for the record, I was a freelancer. I'm used to taking action," she said. "Also his running arond us like a moron was distracting."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: InyriHalon on Apr 10 2016, 04:34 PM
Mirri rubbed slow circles on Clyde's back with one hand while raising the other to pet his hair. "'Tis alright to cry, laddie. Let it all out. Dinnae be afeared." She began to hum something vaguely lullaby-ish.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Apr 10 2016, 06:19 PM
    ...

    The Assailant was checking his gun, wondering who the hell switched his shells out for blanks.

    It was probably lizards.

    Glink was reading the rulebook, if there was such a thing.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Apr 11 2016, 05:24 AM
Todd, who did not appreciate being grabbed and pushed around, drew his sword and aimed it at Krystal.

"You called the wrong dwarf a moron! Now you shall die!" And he returned to his seat next to Glink, hoping to find some sort of hard question in those stupid papers someone had given him before the debate.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Apr 17 2016, 09:00 PM
Lydianna gave up, drew her sword and charged the debate stage, just as the camera feed cut to static...

Then the following commercial proceeded to play twenty-one times in a row:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrqdduneB-o

Finally, the screen returned to the upper level room, where the panel was calmly seated at their desk/table/thing again. Minus Mirri, who was probably still busy downstairs.

"And unfortunately we're back." Havox declared unenthusiastically, then turned toward Evan, Bree and Cassidy, "Ladies, what are your impressions of the debate so far?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Apr 18 2016, 11:16 AM
Evan checked under his shirt before responding.

"Frankly... I think only two of them are actually sane," he said with a shrug. "And of those two, one seems to be more proactive than the other. Bree? Cass?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Apr 18 2016, 12:57 PM
"The first half of the debate has given us a great wealth of information!" Cassidy declared excitedly "Roll Clip 1!"

Quote from: Clip 1 - Killroy and the Gatekeeper
"Sith Lord and Emperor of the Shadow Empire, Ludamigus Gatekeeper (http://img06.deviantart.net/3d4c/i/2014/135/5/2/the_dawnbreaker_tavern___the_gatekeeper_by_garyndakari_jar-d7ij9yn.png)." the next introduction rang-out.

*THUD*

*THUD*

*THUD*

Heavy footsteps marked the approach of the Gatekeeper. Stepping through the curtain, dwarfing everyone else, the black and red clad monster of a man slowly made his way across the floor, not waving at the crowd, not looking at the crowd, or gesticulating of any sort. At the crowd. Once at his podium he quickly realized it was far too small for him and simply tossed it aside into the corner, somehow sparking a fire.

From there he finally turned about face and looked out into the sea of faces, not looking at any one of them, but looking at all of them.

"As you can see, the moderator slipped and revealed that the Gatekeeper was a member of the Sith Order, an obscure cult of sorcerers bent one universal domination. This of course indicates that not only is the Gatekeeper hiding things, but the moderators are clearly in his pocket!" Cassidy analyzed.

She was now no longer at the table but instead in front of a whiteboard, holding a several colored markers in her hands and drawing pair of bubbles with the words "Moderators" and "Gatekeeper" in them, then drawing a line connecting the two bubbles.

"Now roll Clip 2!"

Quote from: Clip 2 - The Assailant
"A couple hundred years ago, I was involved in a battle where the universe was at stake, and just when things were at their worst, I kamikaze'd a ship the side of a planet into a fleet of ships. If that's not dedication I don't know what is. I did it once before, and I'm willing to do it again. Only this time, it'll be for America."

"Right here, we see the Assailant not only admit to being a suicide bomber, but we also see him admit to having committed suicide! Now, there is no possible way he could still be alive if not for the art of necromancy, indicating he's not only a terrorist, but a terrorist with connections to BLACK MAGIC!" Cassidy declared, continuing to add bubbles with words in them to the whiteboard, "He's most likely in league with the Phoenix Cult, I heard they do that sort of stuff. Roll Clip 3!"

Quote from: Clip 3 - Krystal, Moderators and the Director
Krystal actually decided to speak up.

"If I may," she said. "I actually have a question for the Gatekeeper myself."

"In a moment, lass. Ye can ask yer question as part of your response when we get tuh ye." Killroy replied.

Glink stood up in her chair. "I have a question for Krystal!"

"Go ahead lass." Killroy nodded at Glink.

"What was the question you wanted to ask the Gatekeeper?"

The Director facepalmed.

"Is this a sanctioned panel?" he muttered.

"Now here, we see the Director asking some unknown individual or entity whether or not the panel was sanctioned, displaying that the panel is supposed to be approved only by the Operation, a terrorist organization. Earlier we proved the moderators are in league with the Gateekeeper, so in learning that they are sanctioned by the Operation, we can therefor ascertain that the Operation and the Shadow Empire will be joining forces for grand campaign of violent conquest!"

Cassidy connected the Director, Moderators and Gatekeeper all together on the white board.

"Clip 4!"

Quote from: Clip 4 - Krystal
"I'm only Human. Flaws and everything. My experiences as a combat pilot helped keep me alive, even after I became a Freelancer."

"Here, Krystal Johnson admits to being a member of Project Freelancer, a defunct experiment by a human government that doesn't even exist in any of our continuities! Most of the former members later became mercenaries and terrorists and were killed or put in jail!" Cassidy explained.

"5!"


Quote from: Clip 5 = Strayker and Krystal
Strayker leaned over and whispered in Krystal's ear: "Don't you dare say anything about kamikaze A-Wings. You'll make all light-siders look like fools."


"Aha! So here we see Commander Strayker whispering in Krystal Johnson's ear, but we cannot hear what they are saying! Well... when one individual leans over and whispers in another's ear, what else could they be saying but "Hail Hydra!"?" Cassidy observed, "So, now we know Krystal, a member of Project Freelancer, and Strayker, a member of the Republic, are both also members of Hydra... play us Clip 6!"

Quote from: Clip 5 - Director and Killroy
"Let's be shiftin' tuh domestic policy, whatever that be. Director, what is yer plan tuh rebuild the American Economy?" he asked.

"Go to war with France," was the immediate and impassioned response.

"Here's where it all comes together." Cassidy cackled, "The Director wants to go to war with France, EXACTLY what NAZI GERMANY always does! And Nazi Germany created Hydra, which is what Krystal and Strayker are members of. Meanwhile, the Director is in league with the Gatekeeper, meaning by extension that Hydra is connected with them as well."

Cassidy drew a connection between the Director, the Moderators, Krystal, Strayker and the Gatekeeper on the whiteboard, creating an upside-down star.

"And what is this? A PENTAGRAM! Symbol of Black Magic, exactly what the Phoenix Cult used to resurrect the Assailant! And the Assailant is Hydra-member Krystal's alternate near-future son! And alternate near-future scenarios are only possible through SCIENCE! So Grage is part of the conspiracy too! As is Commander Morrison because he said the word 'Wyoming', where the Operation is based, thereby connecting him to Hydra, the Shadow Empire and the Phoenix Cult as well!"

She paused a moment to catch her breath, before pointing at the whiteboard dramatically.

"But whose name is missing!? Why, the ringleader of the entire web of corruption! The only other person on the stage not associated with any of these organizations, indicating they must be the one being protected by them to prevent us from discovering their foul plot! Yes, you know who I am speaking of! Eleanor Tate is the ringleader ladies and gentlemen, and all the others are her pawns in this grand scheme to conquer the multiverse!"

Cassidy smiled in smug satisfaction.

"Illuminati... confirmed!"

She sat back down.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Apr 18 2016, 01:10 PM
Evan blinked before looking at his notes.
"It says here Krystal Johnson was a combat pilot for the Terran Confederation," he said, drawing on his history as a Paranormal Investigator. "And... the amount of time Strayker spent whispering indicates something a lot longer than two words. Also... she said she was a freelancer. Not part of a Project Freelancer. That seems to indicate she went from career military to mercenary, by choice or not I don't know."

He got up and made a chart of his own.
"What we do know so far is that Grage and the Gatekeeper are connected, and that the Assailant has dealt with them, as well as Krystal. Now Krystal being the Assailant's mother does bring in some interesting scientific issues. Personally I would like to hear some less biased questions for each one on stage."

He then shows a picture of Krystal Johnson in her N7 armor.
"Also... that doesn't look like a product of Project Freelancer," he said handing the picture to Cassidy. "Anything you want to add Bree?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Apr 18 2016, 01:17 PM
"Meh..."
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Post by: Rattler on Apr 18 2016, 01:19 PM
"And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why you probably shouldn't hire a conspiracy theorist and a Paranormal Investigator to do commentary on a debate," Evan said.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Apr 18 2016, 01:26 PM
"Oh look, we're out of time again!" Havox suddenly shouted.

"But, th—" another stage manager protested.

*Bang*

The guy fell over as Havox blew the smoke from his gun. But much to his surprise, the man got back up and pulled up his shirt, revealing a thick sheet of metal plating beneath, which had absorbed the bullet.

"Aha! I knew you'd pull that, so I came prep—!"

*Bang* *Bang* *Bang* *Bang* *Bang*

The manager got blasted backward a bit further with every shot, until the last bullet impact sent him flying over the balcony behind him and too his doom in the auditorium below.

"And now back to our moderators." Havox drawled.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on May 04 2016, 01:11 PM
"And this is Lydianna of Cerulia, back in the Operation Auditorium in the Kingdom of Wyoming." the new chief moderator greeted the audience, "I would apologize for the previous interruption in our programming, but really, it is not my fault so I am not going to bother. My colleagues the Halfling, the Dwarf and the Elf are back, though the Eastporter has excused himself until further notice. Now, back to the debate."

The camera panned up to the debate stage, where several of the podiums were barely standing after being hurled around and damaged, while the stage itself was splattered with blood, spit and various chunks of debris from the brawl. A janitor was busy sweeping stuff up in the background, while whistling merrily, as the candidates, now returned to their respective positions, stood awkwardly waiting to be addressed again.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on May 04 2016, 04:06 PM
After setting her podium up again, Krystal just leaned against it and was levitating her lightsaber above her hand, making it spin a bit out of boredom.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on May 15 2016, 01:16 PM
"Now, at the request of our late producer, I've been ordered to ask some less controversial questions to the candidates." Lydianna continued, looking at her notes then back at the candidates, before delivering the next question in a remarkably serious tone, "Director, what is your favorite color?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on May 18 2016, 09:18 PM
"Brown," was the response, "The color of the Operation, of course!"
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Post by: Tyler294 on May 18 2016, 09:27 PM
"Very good. Admiral Grage, what is your favorite pasttime?" Lydianna moved-on.

"Cutting people's limps off and replacing them with weaponized mechanical substitutes." Grage replied, "I also enjoy collecting and studying Sith artifacts--"

"ILLUMINATI!!!" Cassidy could be heard screaming from the balcony.

"--as well as supplying my scientific colleagues with the necessary provisions to study the relationship between transdimensional mythical energy forces and alternate quantum realities and timelines."

Grage smiled and nodded to indicate he was finished.

Lydianna just ignored him and turned toward the Gatekeeper.

"Mr. Gatekeeper, who is your favorite author?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on May 18 2016, 09:43 PM
"Hah. You think that thing can read?" the Director gestured at Geeky.

The Gatekeeper extended a hand toward the Director and in a flash said DOO had crossed the room and was being held by the throat in Geeky's massive palm, several feet above the ground.

The Gatekeeper, not looking at him rather continuing his all-encompassing stare of the audience, said, after using his free hand to do that one thing of course, "Ifrit."

"Ifrit... was not... an author!" the Director manager to get out between chokes.

The Gatekeeper threw him away.

"You take your pen. I will take my sword."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on May 18 2016, 09:51 PM
"Good man." Lydianna remarked under her breath, "Commander Johnson, what is your favorite color?"
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Post by: Rattler on May 18 2016, 09:55 PM
"Blue," Krystal replied, not missing a beat with her Force practice.
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Post by: Tyler294 on May 18 2016, 10:02 PM
Krystal was suddenly ejected into the air and off the stage by some unknown force under her feet.

"Mr. Assailant." Lydianna immediately turned toward the next person on the stage, then paused, "What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on May 18 2016, 10:05 PM
After Krystal recovered, she returned to the stage muttering under her breath. Before resuming her place, she took some time to examine the floor under her podium.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on May 21 2016, 11:47 PM
    "Is it flying North, or South?" The Assailant asked.
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Post by: Tyler294 on May 22 2016, 07:37 AM
Lydianna looked down at the questions on her script, back up at the Assailant, then at the script again, then finally on the Assailant a final time.

"I don't know..."

She was immediately ejected by her chair over the audience and into the entrance area beyond and out of view. No sooner was she gone when Killroy suddenly appeared out of bleedin' nowhere and retook his seat.

"I 'ave returned lads 'n lasses." he declared, "An' with real questions."

He paused, but nobody gave him a standing ovation, so he continued.

"Next question is for Mr. Strayker. After ye led yer previous business endeavor into failure, why should the people be trustin' ye not to fail again as president?"

"Well, first off let me thank you for finally asking me a question." Strayker replied, a hint of bitterness in his voice, "Second, the failure of The Sanctimonious Seven expedition was a result of a mismatched team who faced extreme and unexpected circumstances that had not been planned for. As president, I would assemble a team of experts who work well together and would set-up contingencies for any not-yet-known emergencies that might arise."

"Captain Strayker, on the note of teams that don't work well together, do ye realize you'd be asked to be workin' with congress?" Killroy then asked.

Strayker's face went blank.

"Well why didn't anyone tell me that in the first place!? That's it, as of right now, I'm suspending my campaign!" he roared, then stormed off the stage, much to satisfaction of the audience.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on May 22 2016, 01:58 PM
"Well... crap..." Krystal said. "And he was the only other sane person taking part in this fiasco..."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on May 22 2016, 04:03 PM
"SANITY!" Grage shrieked, then added in a controlled tone: "Is a matter of perspective."

"Aaaaand fer our next question, we'll be turnin' to the audience." Killroy drawled, ignoring Grage and Krystal, "I'll send it to Mr. Deuce Domino who has found an audience-member with a question..."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on May 22 2016, 04:12 PM
"Well Killroy I am sitting in a semitruck with one Darth Maul who has a question for-"

"SILENCE!"

Deuce Domino eyed the double-saber on Maul's belt before completely ignoring him and continuing.

"We are proceeding through the wasteland at about 57MPH and heading for the Debate Stage. We should be arriving right about..."

A semi horn was heard outside blaring ever closer along with screeching tires.

"Now."

Darth Maul's semi-truck barrelled in through the side of the wrecked auditorium, unfortunately that side being the more wrecked of the two, and bringing it down on top of it, crushing and killing about half of the audience in the process.

Also Deuce Domino.

The semi door, sticking out of the rubble was thrown open and there stood Darth Maul wearing... a trucker's outfit and holding Deuce Domino's severed hand, which was holding his microphone.

"This goes to every contestant," he drawled, "My one-man trucking business has been absolutely terrible lately, no doubt due to the focus on big companies that drain and eat up smaller ones, like myself. What are you going to do about it?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on May 22 2016, 04:46 PM
    "Shoot it." The Assailant paused to take a long drink of water, then elaborated once he was finished. "I'd start by shooting the cannibalistic 'big guys'. See if that works."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on May 22 2016, 08:18 PM
"I'm pretty sure he means how can small businesses compete againt larger, more established, and more widespread companies," Krystal said to The Assailant. "Anyways... I'd say offer incentives to use small, local businesses like yours. Help stimulate local economies sort of thing. After all... Every company has to start somewhere right?"

She then looked at the damage.
"If this keeps up we're gonna need a new venue for this debate."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on May 22 2016, 08:23 PM
    "Could start by blowing away the competition." The Assailant indicated his shotgun for emphasis.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on May 22 2016, 08:30 PM
"Pretty sure that's illegal, as that would be considered murder," Krystal deadpanned. "Didn't I teach you anything?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on May 22 2016, 09:15 PM
"Actually, he is only your son from an alternate future, one in which you may have not survived long enough to have an influence on his life. However, the more likely scenario is he chose to ignore or forget any life-lessons you may or may not have taught him." Grage answered, "But also, considering this is an alternate future, you may also have gone down a different life path, resulting in a much different set of values being laid down. Oh... SCIENCE is so fascinating!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on May 22 2016, 09:19 PM
"Grage," Krystal deadpanned. "I'm pretty sure I'd have the same values in his timeline that I do in this one. What could possibly cause me to shift to a more... 'screw diplomacy shoot everything and not ask questions' stance?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on May 22 2016, 09:28 PM
"Ah, but that's the wonder of quantum physics! You have no idea what events could have occurred in a future that never happened!" Grage replied, "You may have been tortured into total emotional breakdown, underwent a dramatic spiritual epiphany, or just gone plain crazy! The possibilities are... hehe... ENDLESS!!!"

"Oi, we be off-topic again." Killroy pointed-out, tapping the microphone, "Director, your turn to answer the question."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on May 22 2016, 09:58 PM
The Director was nowhere to be seen, until he climbed back onto his podium from a trash bin of all places after having been thrown there.

"First thing is first, we take out the garbage and... wuuuuung..."

He fell off the platform onto the floor and fell asleep. Or unconscious. One of the two.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on May 22 2016, 10:01 PM
Half the remaining half of the audience, which would be a fourth, let out a rather artificial-sounding gasp at this.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on May 22 2016, 10:05 PM
    "You were dead." The Assailant gave his delayed response, before taking another drink of water.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on May 22 2016, 10:07 PM
Krystal looked at The Assailant, unsure how to even respond to that.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on May 23 2016, 08:59 PM
"Commander Morrison?" Killroy turned toward the Commander, "Do you have an answer to Mr. Maul's question?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Jun 09 2016, 05:53 PM
"Yes. Yes I do." the Commander began, "First off, where I come from large compasses usually do not eat small compasses. Then again, where I come from elves aren't very prevalent, and so we are at a loss for that sort of luxurious technology. I would suggest taking your compasses and burning them, and replacing them with maps. Then, to tell direction, just pay attention to the sun. It rises in one direction, then sets in another! As for your one-man luck and busyness, I'd suggest assembling a team, or a force; one that is special. That might not help with your luck, but you might have more time to do enjoyable activities. Visiting mom is always fun!" 
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 09 2016, 07:25 PM
"What...?" Killroy uttered, dumbfounded.

"But visiting mom is even more fun using SCIENCE! HEHEHAHAHAHA!" Grage bellowed.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Jun 09 2016, 08:15 PM
    "For some of us, that choice isn't that easy." The Assailant interjected seriously, "For some of us, the choice between visiting mom and using science is a choice between mom and dad. And, for some of us, that is just a choice between a psychopath with an ax and a psychopath with a power drill. And to this I say to the American people, that is no choice at all! Under my leadership, American families won't have to face tough decisions like these, day in and day out. We'll ensure the next generation is raised right - not like mine - for a better, brighter future."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 09 2016, 08:17 PM
Just then, the power went out and the entire building was plunged into darkness.
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Post by: Garyn Dakari on Jun 09 2016, 08:22 PM
    The Assailant seized the moment in the form of a hidden - and highly unpresidential - flask. Once he was done chugging, he muttered unintelligibly to no one, "Fuck you too, I don't need light." and put his Mandalorian helmet on, night-vision activated.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 09 2016, 08:25 PM
"I guess this is what the brighter future looks like." the General, already wearing his Mandalorian helmet... which didn't have night vision because it was a cheap Canadian-made knock-off.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jun 09 2016, 08:28 PM
    "Looks just like the neighbor's basement, actually." Eleanor commented, using her special eyes because she's too special for Mandalorian helmets and Canadians.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jun 09 2016, 10:40 PM
Krystal activated her lightsaber, using its cyan blade as a lightsource.
"Doin' what I can with what I got," she said with a smile.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 10 2016, 02:58 PM
"She's got a weapon!" somebody screamed.

The audience suddenly erupted into a full-blown panic and people began to trample each-other in the dark, trying to avoid the madwoman with the weapon of mass destruction.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Jun 10 2016, 05:15 PM
    "And this is why a woman will never be president!" The Assailant shouted from behind his helmet, not that anyone could hear him.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 10 2016, 09:28 PM
Meanwhile... upstairs in the media center...

"Well, this is an improvement." Bree remarked.

"Great, now I'm guessing I have to find a technician to fix this fiasco." Havox muttered, his cigar providing some dim light in the otherwise pitch-black room.

Otherwise pitch-black, except of course for Cassidy's phone.

"No probs! I already phoned a technician; they're already on their way here!" she declared triumphantly, "In fact, they should be at the door to meet you any minute."

"Lovely... Thanks... whatever your name was." Havox grumbled, before getting up and slowly fumbling out of the room to make his way to the door.

"I like that guy; I think he'd make a great grandfather." Cassidy remarked once Havox was gone.

The sound of Bree's forehead impacting the table was the only responding sound in the dark room.

***

A few minutes later, Havox had reached the door, which remarkably the crowd had been too incompetent to find, and waited for a knock.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 10 2016, 10:59 PM
He didn't have to wait long before the knock came.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 11 2016, 09:22 AM
Havox then pulled the door open... and off its fragile hinge.

"I hope you brought a flashlight." was all he said to the newcomer(s) as he released the door and let it fall to the floor beside him.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jun 11 2016, 09:39 AM
Krystal rolled her eyes while using the blade's light to look over some notes.

"Nobody bats an eye at the fact several people were shot, one on stage, yet they all freak out when a lightsaber is turned on as a makeshift lightsource," she said, rolling her eyes. "Hey Grage, you still lurking? Maybe you can do some mad science to fix the lights."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 11 2016, 09:54 AM
A flashlight came on in the doorway and Eponine stepped around the door she held out her hand to Havox. "Hi! I'm Eponine and this is Ada." She gestured towards the doorway with her flashlight.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Jun 11 2016, 10:31 AM
"Heyo!" Ada waved. She then glanced around, "So what do you need fixed?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 11 2016, 10:38 AM
"The power." Havox replied, hiking a finger over his shoulder in the direction of the pitch-black building behind him, while briefly shaking Eponine's hand.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Jun 11 2016, 10:39 AM
"Have you tried the light-switch?" Ada asked.
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Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 11 2016, 11:32 AM
"No... But one light switch doesn't control the entire building. I'll show you to the mechanical room." Havox replied, already starting down the dark hallway toward the stairs that led down.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Jun 11 2016, 11:59 AM
Ada followed with a hop in her step.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 11 2016, 01:01 PM
Eponine followed, offering the flashlight to Ada.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 11 2016, 01:08 PM
Havox led them down into the control room, where a freckle-faced girl with dark, pony-tailed hair was pointlessly mopping the floor to candle-light in the background.

"Breakers are here, the main fuse-box is right next to it, and the backup generator is right there." Havox explained to the mechanics, "The backup failed to start automatically, so... make of that what you will. I'm not an electrician."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 11 2016, 01:19 PM
Eponine shrugged. "Neither are we, but I'm sure we can figure it out."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 11 2016, 01:22 PM
"Wait... who are you two supposed to be again?" Havox asked slowly.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Jun 11 2016, 04:37 PM
"I'm Ada, and she's my sister, Eponine!" Ada replied with a smile as she motioned to her sister.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 11 2016, 04:45 PM
"We're mechanics." She opened the breaker box and fiddled with a few switches.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 11 2016, 05:37 PM
"As in... car... mechanics?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 11 2016, 08:54 PM
"Mostly, but we can do other things as well." She removed a plate revealing a bunch of wires behind the breakers. "Did you know that you have mice?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 11 2016, 09:01 PM
"Do I look like the maintenance person here?" Havox asked.

"I look like the maintenance person here!" Jodey the janitor shouted from the back of the room.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 11 2016, 09:09 PM
"Well, did you know that you have mice? Because they've made a nest in the wires here."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jun 11 2016, 09:14 PM
    "That isn't a nest." A disembodied female voice said. "Those are tribbles. Charming creatures."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 11 2016, 09:22 PM
"Do I look like the maintenance person here?" Havox growled.

"I look like the maintenance person here!" Jodey the janitor declared from the back of the room.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jun 11 2016, 09:25 PM
    "You broke the record, sister." The voice commented.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 11 2016, 10:45 PM
Eponine turned and examined Havox. "Why did that voice just call you 'sister'?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 11 2016, 11:21 PM
"Do I look like the maintenance person here?" Havox growled.

"I look like the maintenance person here!" Jodey the janitor declared from the back of the room.

"Whoa! Whoa whoa! Everyone stand back! We gotta glitch in the Matrix here!" Grage suddenly came barrelling into the room out of nowhere and put himself between Eponine and Ada, and the record-breaking maintenance and non maintenance persons, "Jammerson! Bring the equipment down here! We have a Class-A time-space distortion in the maintenance room!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 12 2016, 08:09 AM
Eponine leaned forwards, "Oooh, I've never seen a Class-A time-space distortion before. How does one fix one of these?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 12 2016, 08:43 AM
"With..." Grage trailed off.

"Do I look like the maintenance person here?" Havox growled.

"I look like the maintenance person here!" Jodey the janitor declared from the back of the room.

"SCIENCE!" Grage bellowed joyously.

Jammerson, another Imperial Officer Scientist, came stumbling down the stairs with several assistants, all carrying rather science-y equipment.

"Incredible! Spock, Selvig, place the gravitational field array in a semi-circular pattern around this end of the room." Jammerson directed.

"In the meantime," Grage noted, "you ladies may resume whatever work you were performing down here. We will have Mr. Havox out of this loop soon enough!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 12 2016, 09:00 AM
"Can I watch?" Eponine asked.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jun 12 2016, 01:34 PM
    "Small-minded fools." The voice said fondly.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 12 2016, 02:03 PM
"Who are you?" Eponine asked the ceiling.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jun 12 2016, 03:57 PM
    "Not the future VP, that's for sure." The ceiling responded. "But that's alright. There's more than one path to world domination."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jun 12 2016, 04:22 PM
Krystal just continued to look over some notes using the light from her lightsaber blade. Or... maybe she was actually reading a book to kill time. She actually rigged up a mic stand to hold her lightsaber in such a way as to ensure no one would be hurt by the blade while providing a source of light.

Also it was rigged up right now to deactivate if it was knocked loose.

"Some days I wonder if I'm the only sane one here..." she sighed.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jun 12 2016, 06:19 PM
    "I think that is the very definition of insanity." Eleanor said.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 12 2016, 06:35 PM
Eponine considered the ceiling's reply. "Which way are you plotting?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Jun 12 2016, 06:52 PM
"Probably up." Ada chimed in glancing at the ceiling. She then quickly decided to continue her search for the tribbles instead of talking.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jun 12 2016, 06:55 PM
"Well... Eleanor was it? Out of all of us who are participating in this fiasco of a debate... how many of us have had actual viable, reasonable responses to the questions that didn't involve a fanatical tone or some form of violence?" Krystal replied.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jun 12 2016, 10:11 PM
    The girl considered that for several seconds before shaking her head in defeat. "Sorry, can't think of anyone. Maybe your expectations were too high. This is a presdental debate, after all."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jun 13 2016, 04:30 PM
"Its been less of a debate and more of a debacle," Krystal sighed as she leaned against her podium. "Many of these candidates seem to favor non-solutions, like going to war with allies, or mishear the question and go off in a totally random direction. And the questions themselves... to me they feel like they're purposefully catering the questions to certain candidates. Not to mention asking some candidates more questions than others."

She closed her book before adjusting her makeshift lightsaber lamp.

"This whole thing was doomed from the start. The Director is obsessed with fighting, Gatekeeper's already got control over a galaxy at least so his presence here doesn't make any sense, Grage is... well... Grage. My own son seems to not even care, and the only other sane guy decided to quit right here. And then there's you Eleanor. I can't even figure out why you're here. So here I am... surrounded by people who are not even close to being qualified. Granted I may not be either, but at least I care and actually know about the country in question."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 13 2016, 09:07 PM
Grage and his cohorts had just gotten all the sensor equipment in place, when the latest loop stopped mid-sentence.

"Shut up, janitor!" Havox shouted at Jodey, who just went silent and wondered what she did wrong, "Grage, what the hell are you doing down here? I thought you were a surgeon, not an electrician."

"BAH! CURSES!" Grage wailed, "The distortion has dissipated before we were prepared to take readings! This is a disaster! PHOOEY!"

With that, he stormed out of the control room, leaving Jammerson, Spock and Selvig to clean up the technological mess they'd made.

"Well, you gonna fix the lights or not?" Havox turned back toward Eponine and Ada, or maybe just Eponine as Ada was wandering around absently.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jun 13 2016, 10:46 PM
    Someone snored into a microphone.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jun 13 2016, 11:40 PM
"And here I am talking to myself..." Krystal sighed.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 16 2016, 04:27 PM
"Oh, yes." Eponine said in a very disappointed tone of voice. "Though I was really hoping to see what he would do to fix you guys." She turned back to the fuse box.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 16 2016, 05:03 PM
"Who? What?" Havox asked, confused.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 17 2016, 12:23 PM
She ignored him as she mended the wires that were damaged by the tribbles.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 17 2016, 06:47 PM
"Hey, what are you guys doing?" Jodey asked from the back of the room.

"Nothing, carry on with your business." Havox replied.

Jodey looked at the floor.

"But... I already mopped everything in the building... twice." she whined.

"All good things come in threes." Havox answered that.
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Post by: MercyBug on Jun 17 2016, 09:41 PM
Eponine looked over shoulder. "That's not really true though. I mean, what about eyes? Or ears? Or...Any body part that I can think of really." She considered this for a moment. "Anyway, plenty of good things come in ones and twos as well." She pulled a tribble out of the wall and handed it to Havox. "Like so."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 18 2016, 08:09 AM
Havox rolled his one eye, set the tribble aside and headed for the door.

"Just get the power fixed." he said, muttering something about teenage girls under his breath on the way out.

Jodey looked inquisitively between the departing Havox, Eponine and the wandering Ada.

"What's wrong with the power?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 18 2016, 08:14 AM
Eponine ignored Jodey for a moment as she pulled another tribble out of the wall and handed it to Ada. "Looks like a tribble overload." She pulled out another for Jodey.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Jun 18 2016, 08:33 PM
Ada accepted it excitedly. "Ooh, can I keep it? I really want to… Pleeeeease, Ep?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 18 2016, 08:54 PM
"Only if you neuter it."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 18 2016, 10:40 PM
"Huh, so this isn't just mutant moving mold..." Jodey remarked, holding the tribble in her hand.

The lights had still not been fixed.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Jun 19 2016, 07:00 AM
"Could you do it, Ep?" Ada asked, now a little uncomfortable, "I don't want to hurt it."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 19 2016, 06:59 PM
Eponine was busy staring at Jodey in horror. "Exactly how long have you had these in your walls?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 19 2016, 07:03 PM
"They were there when we obtained the building."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 19 2016, 07:23 PM
"When was that?"
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Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 19 2016, 07:31 PM
"Three hours ago."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 19 2016, 10:03 PM
"Oh dear, does anyone know an exterminator?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 19 2016, 10:09 PM
"I think that Havox guy was one."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 21 2016, 08:52 PM
"Oh good!" She exclaimed in relief. "I'll go find him then." She rushed out the door.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jun 21 2016, 10:32 PM
    There was a brief moment of silence before the ceiling asked Jodey, "Have you ever met a gizka?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 22 2016, 04:19 PM
"Have you ever eaten a gizka?" Jodey asked in response, before noticing Ada hadn't moved her mouth, "Are you one of those Jedi people...?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Jun 22 2016, 04:22 PM
Ada didn't seem to notice the question was directed towards her, as she continued to pet her tribble.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jun 26 2016, 04:58 PM
    "Girl, you know I've never eaten a gizka." If a ceiling speaker could roll her eyes, this one would be doing so.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 26 2016, 06:11 PM
"Eh, you're missing out." Jodey replied, before haphazardly plugging a cord back into it's socket that had been removed because it was in the way of mopping.

All at once, the lights to the building were back on. Not that Jodey noticed, the lights never worked downstairs in the first place.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jun 26 2016, 07:36 PM
Krystal turned her lightsaber off, as the light from the blade wasn't needed anymore, and went back to reading.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jun 26 2016, 08:09 PM
    "Yeah, rub it in why don't you." The ceiling deadpanned.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 26 2016, 08:32 PM
Jodey shrugged.

"Meh..."

***

As the lights returned in the auditorium, it was revealed what the results of the chaos in the dark were. More of the audience were dead, from trampling each-other or blind, panicked weapon usage by those who had weapons (which was most). Some were on the ground just begging for it to stop. One small group had set up a makeshift card table in the center isle and were playing go-fish... not sure how they managed that in the dark.

"Ladies and gentlemen... we're back!" Killroy declared as the cameras started rolling again, "And down to our last round of questions!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jun 26 2016, 08:37 PM
    "Thank the gods." Mhaenal moaned, sitting up straighter in his chair.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 26 2016, 10:14 PM
Then Eponine burst into the room. "Where is the exterminator?!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jun 27 2016, 12:28 PM
"Last round?" Krystal asked. "Surprised that we even got this far."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 27 2016, 12:40 PM
"It's an emergency! You have Tribbles!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jun 27 2016, 03:43 PM
    "Is that like a doughnut?" Eleanor asked, suddenly sitting up straighter on the podium..
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Post by: MercyBug on Jun 27 2016, 07:35 PM
Momentarily distracted from her mission by Eleanor's question. "No, they are small fluffy aliens who are all born pregnant and nearly destroyed the Klingon Empire." She said in a slightly exasperated tone of voice.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Jun 28 2016, 03:48 PM
"And why do we care?" Todd asked as he leaned against the table, or whatever they were seated at.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 28 2016, 03:52 PM
"Thank ye fer providing the next question Todd! Director, why do we care if there are fluffy pregnant imperials?" Killroy turned the question into a question.
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Post by: MercyBug on Jun 28 2016, 04:16 PM
Eponine gave him an incredulous look. "Seriously?! They will destroy this planet! And when they are done they will spread like the plague across the universe! We need an exterminator now!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jun 30 2016, 12:03 AM
    "I saw one on the wall in the lobby!" Eleanor said helpfully.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 30 2016, 04:59 AM
"Wait, we have a potential superweapon in this building and nobody bothered to tell me!?" the Executive Boss of Generals roared, before rushing out of the room to collect his nuclear arsenal of tribbles.

"Director, do ye have a response to my question?" Killroy pressed.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Jun 30 2016, 08:26 AM
The Director merely gestured to the departing EBOG.

"That's why," he said.

The Gatekeeper contemplated a one-liner stating that all superweapons are property of the Empire, but decided that the word 'tribble' was not befit of a superweapon, let alone his vocabulary.

And while a total economic freeze of said Empire would leave the SE with enough funds to operate for an extended period of time, no cost was worth inheriting this mess...
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jun 30 2016, 11:39 AM
"I wouldn't classify Tribbles as a superweapon," Krystal spoke up. "A potential resource maybe..."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 30 2016, 12:41 PM
"Tribble or exterminator?" Eponine asked Eleanor.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jun 30 2016, 02:44 PM
    "An exterminator, of course. Why would a tribble be on a wall?" She replied as if it was the most obvious thing in the world.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 30 2016, 03:16 PM
"What was an exterminator doing on the wall?"
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Post by: Tyler294 on Jun 30 2016, 03:57 PM
"I don't know, what was the exterminator doing on the wall?" Waldolf asked from one of the balcony boxes that was not destroyed yet.

"Trying to kill the fly of course!" his companion Statler exclaimed in response.

Both burst out laughing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statler_and_Waldorf).

Somewhere upstairs, Ty Havox muttered something about this being like back at the Tavern...

Somewhere downstairs, Lydianna burst out of a side door, with a black eye, bloody lip, a broken arm and other assorted miscellaneous injuries. She walked past everyone else, up to Killroy, then lifted him part way up by his collar with her good arm.

"EASTPORTER! END THIS SO WE CAN GO BACK TO CURIOUS FOOLS!" she roared into his face, before setting him back down and taking a seat.

"Ah... uh... erm... Mr. Assailant, last question for ye is what be yer stance on the war on drugs?" Killroy stammered in the Assailant's direction.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jun 30 2016, 06:53 PM
"Where is this lobby?" Eponine asked whoever was closest to her.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Jul 03 2016, 07:15 AM
    "Shoot it up." Was the Assailant's response.
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Post by: Tyler294 on Jul 03 2016, 09:16 AM
Killroy was still too naive on modern terminology to actually understand the double meaning of that response, so he elected to roll his eyes and continue down the line.

"Mr. Gatekeeper, what be yer stance on the marriage rights?" he inquired.

A young bald fellow in a trench coat pointed Eponine to the back door that lead outside. Technically that was the direction of the lobby, as it was between the auditorium and said door, though some of the walls that separated the two had collapsed.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Jul 03 2016, 05:30 PM
"Thank you." And she hurried off to find the exterminator.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Jul 10 2016, 10:44 AM
The Gatekeeper slowly raised a gloved finger to his mask to -

"Allow me to respond to that," came a female voice from stage left.

The Gatekeeper slowly turned his head to face none other than Kari, the former - uh... there are children present, let's not go there.

"Marriage is a wonderful thing!" Kari, decked out in a black combat outfit with reddish hair, spoke to the crowd, from the Gatekeeper's microphone, "Why, it leads to happiness, it leads to prosperity, it leads to a family, and most of all, it leads to-"

The Gatekeeper stepped forward, reaching around her with a massive arm, grabbing her by the throat and forcing her up in the air and abruptly smashing her down through the stage floor and denting the stone below.

He followed that up by electrifying her with a seemingly endless amount of lightning bolts from the fingertips of the same hand.

The smell of burnt and charred flesh slowly began to seep through the auditorium as the Gatekeeper once again raised a finger to his mask.

"That. Is my stance on marriage."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jul 10 2016, 11:37 AM
There was dead silence from the crowd, except for the General who was now re-entering the auditorium, and clapping loudly.

"Well then, Mr. Grage." Killroy continued, by now no longer affected by the antics of the candidates, "Do ye believe in evolution?"

Grage just turned his head to face Killroy and glared at him.

"..."

"..."

"..."

"..."

"..."

"Did you seriously just ask a scientist if he believes in evolution?" Grage finally inquired, a strong sense of annoyance in his voice.

"Aaand moving on!" Killroy declared, "Ms. Tate, do you believe that euthanasia should be legalized?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jul 13 2016, 07:50 PM
    "Isn't it already?" Eleanor looked confused for a moment, then slightly horrified. "Oh, shit! Well...Oops, I guess."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jul 13 2016, 07:56 PM
"I don't actually know the answer to that..." Killroy shrugged, "Erm... well what be yer opinion on it?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jul 13 2016, 08:01 PM
    "It's a pretty vague question. If they deserve it, I suppose..." Eleanor said with an uncaring shrug. "It's not that big of a deal, though. We should be talking about something else...like, say the complete lack of education for magic users. Have you ever noticed that there is like, no official trainers for that sort of thing? That's just begging for a big-ass mess, doncha think?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jul 13 2016, 08:23 PM
"That's another question I don't know the answer too..." Killroy sighed.

"Just shut up and move on; we're almost done." Lydianna urged.

"Right... well... Commander Morrison, how do ye plan to address racial tensions in America?" Killroy turned toward the Commander.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Jul 16 2016, 07:13 AM
Who was gone.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jul 16 2016, 08:19 AM
"Erm... where be the commander?" Killroy asked the rest of the panel.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: DeadJim on Jul 16 2016, 04:52 PM
At that moment a older leprechaun with strands of gray in his hair emerged on the stage. He walked up to the commanders podium, then arranged some debris in front of it to stand on.

"I will take the question for the Commander, as he is currently preoccupied with a family fight and I am his second-in-command. My name is Count Gortonias of Westinburg, and as a leprechaun I can relate to the struggles of American minorities. The best way that I've found to solve tensions between races is to have a common enemy, and judging by America's current state, that shouldn't be too difficult. Once American's can unite and identify as a race themselves, tensions will change from racial ones to entirely political ones. When that happens a civil war or entire government overthrow shall take place, and then the results of this election will be totally irrelevant. So if you want America to remain the country it is today, I would recommend leaving racial tensions the way they are. Thank you."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jul 16 2016, 05:13 PM
"Huh, that actually sounded like a logical answer." Lydianna remarked.

"Except for the fact that civil war be better for business for mercenaries like us." Killroy pointed-out.

"Speak for yourself; I'm no mercenary. Guhhh, they're not paying me enough for this job..." Lydianna sighed in reply.

Killroy ignored her and moved on to Krystal with the following question:

"Aye, right then. Last question goes to Commander Krystal Johnson. Ma'am, are the allegations true that you've been diagnosed with dementia, schizophrenia and psychosis?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jul 19 2016, 12:15 AM
"No," Krystal said in a neutral "I will find the person responsible and strap them to a missile" tone.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jul 19 2016, 06:55 PM
Just off to the side of the stage, a telepathic bald man in a wheelchair leaned over to a man in a suit standing beside him.

"She just thought about strapping someone to a missile. She is clearly psychotic." he stated.

"Alright, you're the professor." the suit shrugged, before speaking into his headset, "Security, Commander Johnson is a threat to the safety of this event, please escort her out of the building immediately."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Jul 19 2016, 06:58 PM
Security, whom was resting in the trainers area, reluctantly feverishly got to their feet and rushed out to stage again, this time without the usual bravado.

"Come with us," Rene, still all bruised and for some reason holding JA's Ogre, demanded of Krystal.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jul 19 2016, 10:57 PM
"And why are you talking to me with a big gun after everything else that has happened here?" Krystal asked as she leaned against her podium.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Jul 20 2016, 12:20 AM
    "It's the only safe way to talk to some people..." The Assailant muttered.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Jul 20 2016, 09:33 AM
"She's getting hostile. Should we terminate?" Clyde asked JA.

"Don't say that, she might pull AP's on us," was the hastened response from JA, who for some reason was holding Rene's AR-55.

Clyde glared at him. Also why was he holding the briefcase?
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jul 20 2016, 06:30 PM
"Be careful with her; she is clearly insane. You can believe me, because I know insane." Grage commented from off to the side.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jul 20 2016, 08:07 PM
Krystal raised an eyebrow.
"Guys... Ty was the one who actually shot people. I've been standing here most of this debate doing nothing because everyone was more interested in asking everyone else questions. Now if this debate's over, I'd like to go home to my family and get away from this aggrivation. Peacefully if you don't mind."

She then pointed at The Assailant.
"And this is the last time I accept any drinks from you son. I'm positive you spiked my soda before suggesting this."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Jul 20 2016, 08:35 PM
Rene and JA swapped weapons, and JA tapped Krystal on the shoulder and nudged her with his weapon towards the exit.

"C'mon, don't make this difficult. You wanna go to jail or end up accidentally shot completely by accident for not complying with security?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Jul 20 2016, 09:00 PM
    "Did you hear that, ladies and gentlemen?" The Assailant asked of the audience. "My opponent has, in her own words, been doing nothing this entire time. Is that what we want from our president? We want- no, America needs action. And as President, I can promise you plenty of that." For emphasis, he pumped a shotgun that was apparently now in his hands.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jul 21 2016, 11:45 AM
"I wonder why I've done nothing... I've answered what... two questions, one of which was rather insulting about my state of mind, while everyone else got more questions? We didn't even get a chance to voice our opinions on other people's answers!"

She then looked at Rene.
"For what? Standing here? I've done nothing to warrent that kind of response. Also... who even allowed a heavy weapon in the building anyways? That thing's made to take out armies. Not for security. You trying to cause a massacre? With all the violence in this country that is the cause of many issues and you want to bring a veritable hand held WMD on the stage? What kind of person even allows that!"

She sighed and pinched the bridge of her nose.
"Ty... can we just end this fiasco now? I just wanna go home and spend time with my daughter. Its obvious no one here wants or cares about anyone reasonable and level headed so... I frickin' quit. You guys have fun shooting each other to decide who runs. I'm done."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Jul 21 2016, 11:39 PM
    "And I hadn't even got to the French Ancestry part... Oh well. Who's left then?" The Assailant asked the candidates in general.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jul 22 2016, 12:15 AM
And with that, Krystal left.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jul 22 2016, 02:16 PM
"Nobody! This debate is now over!" Lydianna declared.

"Aye, she is right. We be out of questions." Killroy shrugged, "While the surviving delegates prepare to vote for the candidate of their choice, we be sendin' this back upstairs for further analysis."

***

Upstairs...


"Wait! Who told you you could roll the cameras up here!" Havox snapped.

"This was part of the schedule, sir..." one of the stage crew whimpered.

Havox's hand hovered over his gun as he glared angrily at the man, but he didn't draw it as the prompter proclaimed they were on-air.

"And I guess we're back. You people..." Havox pointed at the B-Team panel, "Tell those people..." He pointed at the cameras, "What you think of the debate."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jul 28 2016, 04:43 PM
"Total biased fiasco," Evan replied. "The number and type of questions and the spread clearly favored some candidates over others. I believe Eleanor only got one question, while some of the more... extreme participants got more. And the one instance of inginuity during the blackout was written off as an almost hostile act. Who set this thing up anyways?

But I guess it makes good television?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jul 28 2016, 04:54 PM
"Actually, I believe this wa--" Cassidy started to say.

"May I speak?" Bree grumbled, raising her hand.

"Bree wants to speak... Oh my god..." Cassidy gasped.

"Thank you..." Bree sarcastically acknowledged, "I just want to point out to Evan, Krystal, and all the other whiners out there, that questions are traditionally focused on the candidates with the best chance to win... Also... did anyone besides me bother to read the party platform?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jul 29 2016, 10:26 PM
"It would have made sense to give everyone an equal opportunity to present their cases Bree," Evan pointed out. "Otherwise why bother inviting them to participate?"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jul 29 2016, 11:04 PM
"They did present their cases... they just didn't align with the party platform or voter base." Bree replied.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Jul 30 2016, 12:42 AM
"Commander Johnson was asked about 'her living in the past', which she explained rather well as not living in the past, but learning from it, and then questioned about her sanity, when people like Grage and The Director were clearly not stable at all. Eleanor was asked a question she didn't even understand..." Evan pointed out. "So the question is... why were they invited to this if they were going to be insulted or confused in the first place? And how does going to war with a country for no reason solve economic problems anyways? The only question that really made sense was actually from Commander Johnson directed at the Gatekeeper."

Evan pinched the bridge of his nose.
"Anything you want to add Cassidy? And if you're about to say Illuminati..."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jul 31 2016, 09:42 AM
"No, of course not... That would be at the end of my explanation, not the beginning. Silly!" Cassidy replied.

"Uuung... I tried. Somebody just put the damn platform on the screen so I can stop talking..." Bree moaned.

Somebody hurriedly faxed a hard-copy of the typewriter-written party platform and managed to put it up on-screen for the viewers. It said:

Quote from: Platform

We the members of the Dawnbreaker Party of America, hereby draft the following goals and demands as our party platform:


  • We demand the immediate legalization of machine guns and tanks for private citizen ownership.
  • We demand the repeal of the current statutes against murder and full revision to account for numerous exceptions and special conditions.
  • We intend to bring about the robust economic growth that only a state of total war can provide. As a result, we demand the immediate declaration of war on a First World nation in order to bring about this status.
  • In order to ensure security, increase stability, create jobs and promote economic development, we propose the construction of the first American Death Star, for a safe... and secure... society.
  • In order to break the stalemate in the legislature, we demand the immediate dissolution of all rival political parties in order to provide a smoother democratic process. Alternatively, we support the dissolution of the legislature altogether if a one-party system cannot be achieved.
  • We demand that the Confederacy of Independent Systems pay immediate reparations for its war crimes on the State of Wyoming.
  • We demand legal recognition and representation for Non-Governmental Militant Organizations (Including, but not limited to: Mercenary Guilds, Terrorist Organizations, Assassin Cults, Vigilante Leagues and Rogue Science Divisions. NOTE: This excludes the Avengers because they might not like us.)
  • In order to ease the burden on doing business in the United States, we demand full EPA exemptions for all weapon manufacturers. The environmental impact will be offset but the coinciding decrease in human population.
  • In order to further combat climate change, we intent to invest in solid, economical plans to decrease global temperatures. Among these are weather control devices, mass immigration to Mars and carbon scoring.
  • So as to properly provide for the security needs of the United States Citizenry, as well as to provide for the basic civil rights for sadists and psychopaths (who currently are among the most discriminated against groups in America), we demand full legalization of torture. This excludes torture that has been determined to be cruel and unusual, such as being forced to watch Hallmark movies.
  • Currently in the United States, the top 1% of earners pay over 35% of individual taxes. We believe this is unjust and intend to increase taxes on the bottom 99% so that they pay their fair share, which is 99%, of all taxes.
  • Finally, we demand that Twinkies be officially established as the national food of the United States of America.

The screen returned to the panel. Cassidy looked like she hadn't actually understood any of that, while Havox was leaning back in his chair puffing away at a new cigar.

"Hm, sounds like a plan to me." he remarked.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jul 31 2016, 08:17 PM
    "Certainly does, but it ain't mine!" Eleanor declared, then promptly vaulted off the podium and ran into the crowd to get to a door at the back of the room.

    "Null, let's blow this joint!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Jul 31 2016, 08:35 PM
    "Sounds good!" A voice said from behind the door. "Oh! Shit I can't find the detonator."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Jul 31 2016, 08:37 PM
"How'd they hear that from downstairs?" Havox asked.

"Meh..." Bree mumbled.

"Speaking of which, let's send it downstairs." Havox added.

The camera was thrown off the balcony and downstairs, landing on a random bystander.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Jul 31 2016, 08:38 PM
    Eleanor skidded to a halt in the middle of a row, did a one-eighty and ran back toward the podium. "I've got this!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Aug 08 2016, 09:12 PM
"She's got a bomb!" somebody screamed.

This elected a panicked dive for cover by all of about three people in the building. The screaming wasn't even one of them.

"Alright, we're doing this nomination selection the only legitimate way." the General declared, now stepping up to the podium and ignoring Eleanor, "Those supporting the Gatekeeper, raise their hands."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Aug 09 2016, 12:13 AM
    The Assailant raised his hand.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Aug 15 2016, 04:24 PM
So did about a third of the survivors audience.

"Ben, you're fired!" the General screamed at one of the Gatekeeper voters, who was supposed to be a loyal Operation employee.

"Screw you! I want a different supreme leader!" the disloyal employee wailed, before pulling out a lightsaber and slashing up all the empty chairs around him, then stomping out of the building.

"Alright, we have... about that many votes for the Gatekeeper. How many for the glorious Director of Operations!?!" the General bellowed.



Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Aug 15 2016, 04:26 PM
A cricket chirped.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Aug 15 2016, 04:28 PM
    The Assailant lowered his hand.

    While it wasn't immediately seen, because it was small, a brown hand raised among the audience, and soon became obvious as its owner began jumping up and down for attention.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Aug 15 2016, 04:31 PM
The General glared at the audience, then looked for the hand.

"Come forth!" he yelled as he pointed toward the person.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Aug 15 2016, 04:38 PM
    A dark elf in white and red robes stepped over a couple bodies, into unobstructed view. She was holding a Director of Operations sign, with the word 'Operations' crossed out in red ink, and the word 'America' written just underneath.

    "Hi!" She said cheerfully. Too cheerfully.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Aug 15 2016, 04:45 PM
The General very silently stood there, rubbed the bottom of his chin helmet with his hand, then scratched the side of his head helmet, before finally responding.

"The Operation thanks you for your patriotism, my friend. For your loyalty you shall be rewarded... with... um... stuff..."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Aug 15 2016, 04:53 PM
    Another hand flew into the air, followed by an entire person as a man charged towards the stage. "I vote for you, too!"

    He wore a T-shirt with the Assailant's helmet printed across the front.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Aug 15 2016, 05:02 PM
    "Go Team Operation! You guys are the best." The elf lady replied excitedly, not even noticing the charger. She looked directly at the DoO, hoping for a response.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Aug 15 2016, 05:07 PM
The DoO smiled and raised his iron fist.

"And this is why I - er - we - ... the Operation should conquer - er, enslave - I mean uh, win the election for America! The people deserve a glorious revolutionathingy okay can we just end this?"

The Director glared at the General.

"I'm tired of talking. I have work to do!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Aug 15 2016, 05:09 PM
    The elf lady cheered and waved the sign about. "You can direct my operations any time!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Aug 15 2016, 05:15 PM
A floor panel opened a few feet away from the General and out from it jumped a man wearing a 'Team Operation' tee-shirt and a Qui-Gon Jinn-esque ponytail hairstyle.

He ran at the General.

"ALLAHU ACKBAR!" he screamed and tackled him to the floor.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Aug 15 2016, 05:18 PM
    The elf tossed the sign away and charged toward the stage.

    "The hell is this..." The Assailant asked himself bemusedly, looking over his shoulder at the shenanigans.

    "It's a trap!" The elf answered, leaping up on the stage and running past him.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Aug 15 2016, 05:32 PM
"It's an elaborate ruse!" Grage chimed-in.

"Help! I'm being out-terroristed!" the General cried from the floor, trying to fight off the Ackbar fellow.

One of the audience members, a fellow clad in a blue uniform with a mirror-like helmet, stood up and indignantly declared in a scratchy, high-pitched voice: "They don't make terroristsss like they used to!" before storming out of the building like many had before.

"SECURITY! DO SOMETHING!" the General wailed again.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Rattler on Aug 18 2016, 11:40 PM
One of those stereotype Shepard's Crooks reached out from off stage and hooked someone on stage and yanked them off.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Aug 27 2016, 01:41 PM
Unfortunately it was Grage, which meant that nothing on the stage really got any better, minus the room now lacking professional scientific analysis of the situation.

Just then, Havox arrived on the stage, holding his gun loosely at his side.

"GENERAL!" he roared, sounding remarkably like some mysterious non-Sith Lord we all know.

The General kicked away his assailant, in the direction toward the actual Assailant, then scrambled to his feet and brushed his uniform off.

"You're supposed to be finishing this convention off in an orderly fashion." Havox chastised him.

"I know that! That's why I hired you! To get rid of anyone who is interfering with the proceedings!" the General exclaimed.

Havox stared blankly at the General, who suddenly regretted what he said.

"Oh shit..."

*Bang*

"Alright, all votes for the Assailant raise your hand!" Havox now seized the floor.

There was absolute silence in the room. It took Havox several moments to realize the only person raising their hand was himself. Lowering it sheepishly, he regained himself and moved on.

"All votes for Admiral Gra--" he began.

"Ah, Mr. Havox, I have an announcement to make." Grage interjected, miraculously back at his podium again.

"What is it, Admiral?"

"I have decided to forgo running my own independent campaign and have decided to endorse The Gatekeeper. My staff will immediately begin integrating ourselves in The Gatekeeper's movement." Grage responded with flawless precision, as though he already had this announcement planned and memorized from the beginning.

"This seems familiar..." Havox mused.

"Because. Science." Grage concluded.

"And since Krystal, The Commander and that Republic bum have all left, and since Eleanor is disqualified because of her age, that leaves The Gatekeeper as the last man standing and thus the winner of this party's nomination!" Havox declared.

Meanwhile, Redford stood at the edge of the stage, having not been spoken to, looked at, nor even so much as been struck by flying debris. At this point, he'd have accepted a punch to the face if it meant somebody would actually pay attention to his presence. As Havox declared GK the winner, Redford raised a finger to protest... but stopped himself short of speaking and just gave up.

"Gatekeeper, give an acceptance speech or something will ya? I'm done here." Havox concluded, before vanishing back stage.

The scattered remnants of the former audience waited in anticipation for the Gatekeeper to speak.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Sep 30 2016, 06:06 PM
Eponine ran through the room with a fire extinguisher and a flamethrower.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Oct 06 2016, 11:02 AM
Despite the fact that another crazy lady was running around with a lethal weapon, there was no noticeable panic or outrage. I guess the folks remaining in the room either didn't care, or just knew nobody was quite as dangerous as the last crazy lady with a lethal weapon...

Or maybe they were just waiting around for the Gatekeeper to give his speech. After all, it had already been 40 days 9 days 15 hours about a minute since he was prompted.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: JA-394 on Oct 06 2016, 03:35 PM
The Gatekeeper slowly made his way up to his podium, to the disturbing sound of silence. He needlessly raises his hand to shoosh the crowd, then pressed a finger to his mask to speak.

But before he could, Darth Trucker Maul ran up to him and whispered something about lizards.

The Gatekeeper glared at him for a moment, then ran him through with his lightsaber.

Maul collapsed to the ground.

At last, GK spoke.

"My Empire needs me. I have decided to forego this pitiful election process and return to rule by tyranny and oppression. As of this moment, Darth Maul shall be my representative."

GK disappeared on the spot, as did his podium for some reason, leaving Maul, who was now dead, laying in the wreckage.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Oct 09 2016, 02:00 PM
    "This election was rigged goddamn it!" Jasper shouted, getting back to her feet.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Oct 12 2016, 09:42 AM
"I resent ignorant comment! I know rig election! Dis is nothing like REAL rig election!" a certain Russian prime minister declared indignantly, before stomping out of the building flanked by a couple of KGB agents.

"So uh, who is the party chairman?" somebody asked.

And somebody answered; in the form of a butler in a suit waltzing on to the stage with a 2x4 in his hand and setting it at the central position.

"Ahem... on behalf of the Board, I declare this debate and campaign to be formally ended. Dead Trucker Maul will be the Dawnbreaker Party's official nominee. Because he is currently unable to select a Vice Presidential Nominee, the Dawnbreaker Party drafted The Coronor to be his running mate. Thank you all for your time and anything else you may have permanently lost in order to participate tonight. Good night and God Bless the Opera--- ahem... the United States of America!"

With that, the butler picked the board back up and left the stage.


Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: MercyBug on Oct 14 2016, 08:01 PM
Smoke smelling suspiciously like burning flesh and fur was starting to waft into the room.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Oct 18 2016, 08:25 AM
"Hey? Anybody smell that?" the somebody from the previous post asked.

Just then, the stage curtains caught on fire, as even Eponine could not have anticipated just how ready to burn-down this building actually was. And believe your humble narrator; it is VERY ready to burn down.

"Ohmahgawdwe'reallgonnadie!" the somebody screamed.

Everyone else in the building, which by this point was relatively few living individuals, were thrown into a total panic as everyone tried to run for the doors.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Garyn Dakari on Oct 18 2016, 04:06 PM
    "Well wouldya look at that. My cue to leave." The Assailant looked back to the audience and raised both arms.
    "AMERICA, FUCK YEAH!"
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Oct 18 2016, 04:26 PM
The ceiling collapsed on him.
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Aeliss Novak on Oct 18 2016, 04:47 PM
    "Fire sprinklers!" Mhaenal announced before pressing a button on the moderators' table labeled "Fire Sprinklers."

    There was a brief pause before an alarm sounded and twirly spigots sprouted from the ceiling in strategic locations that sprinkled fire down on the crowds.

    Mhaenal sat back in his chair and frowned up at the ceiling. "That didn't do what I thought it would."
Title: The Dawnbreaker Debate
Post by: Tyler294 on Oct 19 2016, 09:15 AM
The blaze rapidly expanded, soon forming a bright beacon in the sky that could be seen for miles around. And somewhere, miles away, hovering high above the flattened plains, a CIS armada was buzzing around searching for that missing SuperBattleDroid they'd lost so long ago.

"General Grevious, there is an orbital strike beacon to the Northeast!" one of the battledroid pilots reported.

"Gooood..." *cough* *cough* "Move the fleet into position and CRUSH THEM!" Grevious commanded, clinching his mechanical fists dramatically.

"Roger roger."

***

Meanwhile, as the fire seemed to threaten to bring the whole building down, one heroic fellow with a garden hose burst through the front door and started spraying water upon the massive fire.

"I WILL SAVE US ALL!" he cried to the sky... only to see a giant ship through a hole in the ceiling up above.

"Eh?"

*BOOM*

The spot where the hero was standing was obliterated by a turbolaser blast. Another blast followed. Then another. Pretty soon the entire building was completely obliterated by the Separatist fleet. As a result, the CIS did what the Operation couldn't do (because they cut the nature budget) and cleaned up some litter that had been left on the otherwise pristine, flat, bombed-out Wyoming landscape.

And so, a bunch of people died, a building was flattened, some tribbles survived the destruction and began to conquer the planet, and everything was right in the world.

THE END