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Interaction Information

Date: June 5, 2021
Player(s): gutkid, GalaxiesRemain, Knight_of_Roses
Interacted With: Unknown Caller
Major details from the Interaction:

  • HUNT-THE-STRONG explains what makes for a "WORTHY HUNTER."
  • HUNT-THE-STRONG speaks on the gamble of power, winning vs. losing, and the importance of ambition.
  • HUNT-THE-STRONG talks about what his goals are after he leaves Redacre, believing himself to be stronger than in the past.

Video of Interaction


Transcript

Transcript:
Players Present:

gutkid: (they/them) Knight_Of_Roses (she/her, he/him) [Ali!]GalaxiesRemain (they/them)


UNKNOWN CALLER: GUT. GUT. GUT. WHAT MAKES FOR A WORTHY HUNTER.

gutkid: (gasp) OH my gosh, Okay.

GalaxiesRemain: OH.

Knight_Of_Roses: G- Oh! Fuck.

(Assorted chatter as the three process their visitor and move away from the exit cave.)

gutkid: That.. depends on how you define “worthy..”

(Chatter on gathering supplies)

UC: AMBITION. A QUIET INSIDE. EVEN WHEN THE BODY IS DROWNING.

gutkid: ..To keep going, even when everything feels… worthless? (dry laugh) ..Keep trying?

UC: YES. WHETHER THEY CALL YOU YOUNG. OR SMALL. ALL THAT MATTERS IS THE WILL TO ACT

gutkid: ...Okay. (long pause) ...The will to act. The willingness, to.. to do what it takes, I guess. Right?

UC: WHEN OTHERS WOULD QUAIL AT THE … BYPRODUCTS

gutkid: What.. kind of “byproducts” would that be?

gutkid: The.. casualties? (pause) Is.. the Unknown Caller a casualty? A “byproduct?”

GalaxiesRemain: (Attempting to spell “F*CK YOU SAO” out of bodies in the street) Bro, stop flopping over so far!

(Muffled laughter)

UC: PREY PLEADS. PREY SCREAMS. WHEN THEY FEEL THE LOSS COMING. IT IS NATURAL.

GalaxiesRemain: Gross.

(Flippant chatter on The Shape, and on Galaxies’ “project”)

gutkid: ..Then what does that make the Unknown Caller?

UC: MANY CLAIM TO SCRUPLE AT WHAT MUST BE DONE. THEY LOSE.

gutkid: That hesitation makes them lose?

Knight_Of_Roses: Is it even a game worth winning?

gutkid: ..I guess that’s a question you have to ask yourself.

Knight_Of_Roses: Mm. Just did.

(Galaxies laughs, gut stifles a laugh)

gutkid: Fair enough.

UC: ALL ENERGY CHANGES STATE. WE WHO MARSHAL IT MUST GAMBLE. SOME MUST LOSE. ACCEPT THAT. OR DIE.

GalaxiesRemain: (mockingly) Ooh. Edgy. Waaw. So edgy.

(More stifled laughter)

Knight_Of_Roses: Die before one’s time? Or just.. Die in general? ‘Cause eventually, all things die.

gutkid: (Overlapping with K) Someone must lose?

GalaxiesRemain: Yeah, death isn’t a threat, like..That’s literally just what happens.

gutkid: ...And if you act, accepting that risk.. Does that make you strong..?

UC: DO NOTHING, AND BEFORE YOUR TIME… OR AFTER? LEFT TO CHANCE. UNLESS…

Knight_Of_Roses: Unless?

UC: YOU ARE AMBITIOUS

Knight_Of_Roses: (to UC) Gut?

gutkid: Yeah?

Knight_Of_Roses: I’m — Trying to clarify the “you,” assuming it’s you.

(Assorted chatter)

gutkid: I mean, yeah, ambition.. gets you places.

GalaxiesRemain: (Cutting out slightly) Occasion that.. Ambition would save you from death, because I don’t think ambition would save you from, like, a heart attack... or like, catching a disease, or getting stabbed in the foot with a nail and gettin’ tetanus.. and dying… (Pause) You can die ambitiously!

gutkid: Yeah, but.. The willpower. (Overlapping with Galaxies) Yes, you still have to have willpower to see yourself through that stuff and keep going despite that.. bullshit.

Knight_Of_Roses: Just willpower your way through tetanus.

(Galaxies laughs)

UC: GUT. YOU HAVE THIS DESIRE. HE SMELLS IT. BUT ALSO… SOMETHING ELSE. HESITATION. WHY?

GalaxiesRemain: Gross. (pause) Stop smelling children.

gutkid: (Stifled laugh, then a sigh.) ...I guess I hesitate because.. aren’t there other ways of.. getting stronger? (another sigh) I know.. The Olympian. She’s not with us anymore, but.. she had her own kind of strength. (pause) I guess it didn’t really.. see her through to the end, though.

UC: SHE WAS NOT READY FOR THE WORLD TO COME

GalaxiesRemain: ..I disagree.

gutkid: ...And, you’re trying to be ready? (Pause) Or.. are you ready?

(The Shape grabs gut, Knight is able to rescue them before they get suppressed. Assorted chatter and swearing as the two escape and move elsewhere.)

UC: REDACRE. YOU HATE IT. BUT HE SEES IT AS TAME.

gutkid: Do you want something more out of Redacre?

UC: HE WANTS OUT. TO TEST HIMSELF. AGAINST THE JUNGLE. YOUR KIND…

gutkid: And what of the outside Voices, then? Does he.. want to test himself against them?

GalaxiesRemain: (Snorts) Get exiled again. (pause) The Exile Part 2, Electric Boogaloo.

UC: YES. STRONGER THIS TIME.

gutkid: And.. what happens when you come out on top? (Pause) When there’s.. no one else left to fight? To test yourself against?

gutkid: It’s.. (Dry laugh) like I said. Doesn’t it get lonely? Up there, at the very top?

UC: HAVE FAITH. ANOTHER VOICE WILL RISE. CLAIM IT IS STRONGER. HE WILL WELCOME THEM.

Knight_Of_Roses: Oh. An ally? Or one and the same?

GalaxiesRemain: No. I’m assuming just.. for getting eaten. Assuming he thinks he would win that fight.

gutkid: So, you rely on the constant.. growth, and appearance of new Voices… (pause) Do you ever reach the top, then? Do you ever.. reach that goal? Peak?

UC: DOG EAT DOG. UNTIL THE END OF DAYS. GLORY, GUT. SEE YOU SOON.

gutkid: ..Okay. See you soon.

GalaxiesRemain: Gross. Goodbye, child-sniffer.

(Stifled laughter as the group moves to the exit.)