...You Would Not Know.
Ignore My Enigmatic Ramblings.
To Answer Your Question, I Deigned To Partake In A Game Of Skill.
I Understand She Offers Such Amusements To Raise Money For Her Hobbies?
"...so you're a customer?"
That Was My Intent.
"...oh... hee... hee hee! By all means, then, empty your pockets to your phylactery's content!"
...You Were Briefly Jealous. Why?
04/21/2017 1:44 PM
It Is Difficult To Miss The Signs.
You Have Been Working On Your Chemistry Together.
"...heh. I guess we haven't been keeping it a secret lately.
"...wait. Was that a pun?"
"YOU made it?"
The Populace Seems To Enjoy Making Them.
"...yeah, but Mr. Spooky Gloom and Doom?"
Those Three Adjectives Are Not Irrevocably Intertwined.
Do I Not Have The Right To Cast One Off At My Leisure?
04/21/2017 1:51 PM
"...this is about your long-delayed and oh-so-tragic backstory finally getting attention, isn't it?"
You Would Think That.
I Am Aware That You Took Full Advantage Of Your Opportunity To Have Character Depth. And It Changed You For The Better.
"Can't argue with sympathy, huh?"
I Am Also Granted Sympathy.
However, It Remains In The Shrouds Of History.
It Is Time To Seek Closure.
04/21/2017 1:52 PM
You Have Done Well For Yourself Beyond The Grasp Of The Enchantress.
But Without Her, What Am I?
04/21/2017 2:00 PM
"I dunno. You didn't always work for her, right? I mean, she only showed up however long ago."
I Was Different Before I Met Her.
For Example, I Was LIVING.
"...hmm... it hasn't been too good for your social life, I guess..."
My Social Life Was Referred To As The Order Of No Quarter.
"...well, so much for that phase, right?
"You're telling me you're working on your social afterlife? Hee hee!"
04/21/2017 2:01 PM
...That Was An Option.
04/21/2017 2:12 PM
...But, I Ask You, Do I Truly Live Up To The Image?
"We all wear masks, don't we?
"...except Polar Knight, I guess."
I Can Easily Be The Last Thing One Sees Before They Die.
"Can't we all?"
But Am I Truly The First Thing That One Sees Afterward?
"...can you be?"
On An Individual Level At Best.
So Could The Enchantress...
I Can Tell You One Thing, Mortal.
I Have Never Been A Psychopomp.
04/21/2017 2:21 PM
The Lich Yard Is Now A Place Where Spirits And Demons Gather. That Is True.
It Is No Netherworld. Ruling Over It Has Never Made Me Lord Of The Dead.
"...could've fooled me. You sure act like it."
I Am As Much A Reaper As King Knight Is Royalty.
"...hey! Don't be THAT hard on yourself! At least a few people BELIEVE you!"
Without Her, My Undead Microcosm Remains Just That.
04/21/2017 2:34 PM
I Believed That She Had Become The Only Remaining Purpose Of My Existence.
At Minimum, The Reason It Continued.
But The Unstoppable Force Was Stopped, And The Curse Of The Enchantress Was Broken.
...You Almost Certainly Played A Part.
"...heh... uh, not the biggest one."
Yet I Remain.
The Very Embodiment Of That Accursed Amulet's Effects... And I Outlasted Them.
And I Shall Not Fade Away.
04/21/2017 2:46 PM
So, I Ask You.
Why Should I Not Move On?
You Certainly Did.
"But it makes sense for me! Alchemy is the way of the future! It brings us beyond what we were! People pay money for our miracles!
"You can only give us what people use alchemy to PREVENT!"
...If I Am Uncreative, Perhaps.
I Have Saved A Life. Without Cursing It.
Surely You Know The Joy Of Useful Side Effects, Potion Maker.
04/21/2017 2:52 PM
We Have Strayed From The Original Question.
For Me To Accomplish Further Things In This World, I Must Interact With It.
If This Leads Me To Have Fun, Then I Shall.
"Well, okay, then. Don't stop on my behalf!"
But I Have Lost Much.
Perhaps I May Know Joy, But I May Never Manage To Discover Love.
For Your Information, I Have Rejected The Advances Of Women FAR More Beautiful Than Your Partner.
04/21/2017 2:55 PM
"...how dare you..."
My Words Were Intended To Quell Fears.
Your Tastes Vary Greatly From Mine, And I Shall Not Disapprove.
We Have Our Own Personal Attachments.
"...right, but don't take it out on her!"
On That Subject, Plague Knight, I Have My Own Question For You.
04/21/2017 3:02 PM
04/21/2017 3:08 PM
Your Mask Hides Little.
"...look, I know I raided your place, and I saw where you keep it!
"...but... I tell you, if that thing left the Lich Yard, it wasn't me! I don't have any use for trinkets, and I don't keep things I can't use!"
"That shovel guy raided the same place, right?"
He Never Entered My Home.
"Then what was he doing phasing out of sight when he fought me later?"
04/21/2017 3:14 PM
...If You Speak Truth, Then He Possesses It.
"He does! Ask anyone else from the Order!
"And I sure didn't give him anything except the money he stole! And my coin!"
The Coin Is Not Money?
This Poses A Problem.
Not One Of Us Was Able To Defeat Him In Battle, Even At Our Best.
"He's not that much of a jerk. You could ask him about it."
Would He Relinquish It?
"Maybe if you pay him first."
04/21/2017 3:21 PM
"...that locket meant that much to you?"
I Will Not Spoil It.
"Unless I play your game, I assume?"
Have I Done A Sufficiently Good Job Of Hinting At Intriguing Plot Details?
"You expect me to buy it and find out?"
It Is Unusual.
We Consider Treasure Knight To Be The Irredeemably Greedy One.
Yet It Seems Wealth Has Always Been The Second Most Important Thing.