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Christmas Special 2016
And a happy new year!
Awakeman! No: 57 [Xmas Special]
PLEIADES: <Buckle up, Awakeman,>
Awakeman sits at a schooldesk, listening to Pleiades.
PLEIADES: <I’ll tell you a story sure to grind your gears.
PLEIADES: <Our woes began when [insult] was elected Emperor of the World!>
AWAKEMAN: <Wait, who is [in–
PLEIADES: <Ancient history. Anyway, the government convinced everyone we were “undesirable,” and one by one were exiled here:
PLEIADES: The desert castle, “Pillars-of-Salt.” I don’t get the name.
Pleiades has drawn on a whiteboard a diagram, with a castle icon in the centre of a circle, and stick figures moving toward it.
PLEIADES: We, uh, “took over,” and created our own society,
PLEIADES: “The Order of the Sidewinder” (that one is inspired by the native snake)
(A picture of a snake.)
PLEIADES: and held strong together.
PLEIADES: To keep us here, we were deprived of resources,
Inside another diagrammatic circle, with arrows sticking outwards, there is a couple of hooded people–one is cradling a baby.
PLEIADES: and surrounded with a horrid Anti-Portal Field.
PLEIADES: It also shreds any organic compounds that try to walk out.
(A splatter of blood.)
PLEIADES: <We did not give up hope, but relied on our wits. We used our meagre provisions to do more portal research, to find a flaw.>
One of the Order stands outside a door, that we can now read: “Teleport Lab”, fumbling with their sleeves.
THAT ONE: <Lost my access card again!>
PLEIADES: <Merry Christmas!>
Awakeman folds, head onto desk.