Monday, September 06, 2010

Ascension Address: Ascension Address: Your flight has been diverted

Scene: a Cessna 150 flying from Funafuti International Airport to Gotham City. Fourteen passengers are somehow crowded into the back of the plane, which has been customised with many bizarre additions over the years to provide extra space. A small television is sitting in the middle of the floor; a series of adverts end, showing the start of a news program.

“...and the breaking news tonight is the hijacking of a light airplane en route to Gotham City. The plane was a special one-off trip to rescue holidaymakers stranded in Funafuti by complications caused by the reversal of a wish. It currently isn’t clear precisely who the hijacker is, but it appears that they managed to take the pilot’s place before the flight started, leaving the passengers with no clue what happened, although I see some of them are starting to notice already. In other news, the mysterious box at the back of the plane contains a huge bunch of snakes, and giving a news report whilst trying to fly a plane is surprisingly difficult.”

The plane lurches badly, and screams are heard from the back, but then levels again as the news report cuts out. The screams don’t seem to abate though. Then the report briefly cuts back in.

“One of you just had to look in the box, didn’t you?”

Eventually, after an eventful five hours after which the hapless passengers finally determined that the snakes in question were not venomous, or in fact dangerous in any way, the plane lands in an unfamiliar disused airfield.

“Welcome everyone! The reason you are here: is so I can prove that I’m smarter than you, more knowledgeable than you, cleverer than you, and you’re all idiots. It shouldn’t be hard; some of those snakes are smarter than you by the sound of it. This will be about… puzzles, quizzes, challenges, that sort of competition. And you’d better set some for me, and each other, too. Or how else could I prove myself better?”

Repeal all dynastic rules. Change “Professor” to “Riddler” and “Earthling” to “Befuddled”.

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08-09-2010 15:58:19 UTC

I thought it was Cessna 500, not 150.


09-09-2010 19:13:05 UTC

I looked it up on the original gamestate documents. It is a Cessna 150, or at least was in arth’s dynasty.


09-09-2010 19:28:16 UTC

Huh. I’m sure at some later point it became a 500. Oh, well.