Friday, January 14, 2011

//Rain-Fog

One by one, the pieces become aware of the Spectator. A Cataloger seeks to decipher the twists and turns of the game. The Wayward Knight yet remains silent, carrying on her Crusade in the Black King's lair. Her piece is missing from the game floor.

The Wayward Knight's Damsel yet fights, seeking the answer to a question that should never have been asked.

The Knight once of the law advances, though the Spectator cannot discern whether it be for revenge or rescue.

A former Knight, once holding the flame of hope high before her fall, who tempered the Wayward Knight's resolve, finally leaves the board with the Bishop's gift.

Outside the stadium, the rain and fog herald the Otherworldly's arrival. The Spectator would cry out, but her thoughts turn to a Queen in black and lost possibilities. Beside her, a sword long unused rests in its sheath, a reminder of the game before the board birthing Zalgo aroused public awareness of the Black King's unending game.

Her search for a new King and Queen continues, lest the White Army be swallowed by the tide and the Black King claim victory with finality.

17 comments:

  1. You seem to be taking notes of all this. You seem strange with your "Spectator" ways, how do we know if you are infact an ally?

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  2. She is merely an observer, don't try to pull her into the "game". I have feeling that would unwelcome.

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  3. I cannot step into the game, merely chronicle it. To re-enter the game would be to annul the amnesty the Black King has granted me, the hunt would begin anew.

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  4. What do you mean by "Re-enter"?
    And I apologize, trust issues even back in the country... maybe I should tell you guys of my past.

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  5. The Spectator was once the White King. The tale is in //Past-Present.

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  6. I used to play chess you know. Still do, actually. I'm not as good as I used to be but I still remember a few things. One thing I always remembered was the rook was an exceptionally powerful piece, but slow to get into the game. An interesting choice, Thage.

    It's also rather interesting that I'm still the Black Rook, though I can apparently take other black pieces. Hmmm.

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  7. The Rooks are in an.. awkward position. Time may well see you the White Rook, and the White Rook the Black Rook.

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  8. The way I see it, J, Thage is sort of like totheark, only on (relatively) our side. She can't do much due to the Black King, but she can encourage us (which would explain, "Keep your spirits up.") At least, that's the way I see it.

    Also, if you want, Reach, I've got a guide on my blog on Thage's comments. Basically, I try to explain what the pieces mean, and apparently most of them are correct, in particular the White Rook. I haven't heard much from them recently, which could mean trouble...

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  9. So you have some kind of agreement with the Black King? You were once hunted, but you're now just... on the outside of this whole business?

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  10. That would be telling, dear reader.

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  11. "The Spectator doesn't influence the game either way." Would that extend even to an inability to leave that weapon where one of us could obtain it?

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  12. Unfortunately. Even posting her observations is stretching the limits for the Spectator--hence the Fallen Queen's warning from the Empty One.

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  13. 'Twould the vow which binds the Spectator extend to any whose eyes fall upon said weapon by chance? Were they to take up the weapon, would the amnesty which binds Spectator to inaction be broken thus?

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  14. The Spectator's grandfather once told her, when she was very young, that leaving something of value around to be taken by chance is nearly as bad as committing the ensuing wrongdoing herself.

    Perhaps I wasn't terribly clear, but the sword is less a genuine object than symbolism for the Spectator's own position in the game.

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  15. This Black Pawn wishes to share her mind with the Spectator.

    And the White Pawn under her stead remains on the board.

    Does the Spectator wish to understand their story?

    -Cheska

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  16. Ah, the Knight and Damsel that tasted of the Black King's offer and denied him have found the Spectator's happy little chronicle.

    By all means, please.

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