Penguin Lore Keeper (DF)
Location: Hey Al'nold, The Plot Thickens, Heavy Lifting, Green Thumbs, Growing Wiser
The Plot Thickens
Akaz: We... heard... you... out... when... you... came... to... us...
Akaz: Al... nold... has... told... me... good... things... aaa... bout... you... so... I... thought...
Akaz: Ugh, fine.
Akaz: It was just part of my marketin' image, ok?
Akaz: Listen. I wouldn't've come here if it weren't for Al.
Akaz: He said you helped him last year.
Akaz: And now I need help too.
Akaz: Your help.
Akaz: Listen, listen. I'm not a bad guy, a'ight?
Akaz: In fact, I was tryin' to find ways to substitute humans in our recipe.
Akaz: And I did. Find a way, that is.
Akaz: It would be easier if I showed you.
Akaz: They're my experiments. I told you, I was lookin' for a substitute!
Akaz: No. Of course not!
Akaz: I... might've made a mistake.
Akaz: What I was goin' for was transmutin' animals into humans, so that we can use their succulent meat instead!
Akaz: Listen, I need your help with makin' an antidote! I know you're good at that stuff!
Akaz: These beasts are wreckin' this place! I can't have Majji—uh, "M" find out about this!
Akaz: He's scary!
Akaz: He's currently lookin' for humans who've wandered into Apsaydaaun this year, but he'll be back in a few weeks.
Akaz: Yeah yeah, just please, help me out here!
Akaz: Here. It's the oddest thing. Instead of transmutin', they just... swell up.
Akaz: And the rage! The rage, man! I didn't expect for the potion to induce such rage!
Akaz: My very first voluntary subject got the worst of it. Since then, I've managed to tweak the recipe so that the other subjects were more docile.
Akaz: The cat? Oh, it escaped. Right through the ceiling.
Akaz: No... no no no!
Akaz: This won't work!
Akaz: Plants aren't conducive to being meat...
Akaz: Ugh, why humans have to be so... delicious!?
Akaz: I... I must do this! I have to prove it to "M"! This—
Akaz: So you're the cat that Al borrowed.
Akaz: Hello kitty...
Akaz: What do ya want?
Akaz: Oh, I see.
Akaz: But... why would I help you?
Akaz: No, please, DON'T!!!
Akaz: I'll help you! Just... don't, please...
Akaz: A human?
Akaz (thinking): Into... A... Human!!!
Akaz: Yes... yes, this could work!
Akaz (thinking): This is brilliant! Why didn't I think of this earlier?!
Akaz: Hold on, kitty, give me a while!
Akaz: Mhm, mhm.
Akaz: I am pretty sure I don't need to specify what kind of animal, yeah...
Akaz: It'll be universal, that's right!
Akaz: Yes... yes, this is it!
Akaz: Here, kitty, drink it! Satisfy your thirst!
Akaz: And there's that.
Akaz: Whatever helps you sleep at night...
Akaz: No. He trashed the place, then jumped out the ceiling.
Akaz: I haven't seen him anywhere either. He might be long gone...
Akaz: I just—
Akaz: Listen, it... it ain't easy.
Akaz: It ain't easy, running this enterprise.
Akaz: "M"... he expects a lot out of me. Out of us. To be completely candid, he's not just scary, he's terrifyin'!
Akaz: We have to comply, because our parents left us this family business, and he's the eldest.
Akaz: He knows best.
Akaz: Nope. Nope. Nope.
Akaz: Oh. Okay.
Akaz: You aren't as bad as "M"... as Majji made you out to be.
Akaz: Now... I have to fix all the mess I've caused.
Akaz: Ey there, Cauldron Sisters, <Class>.
Akaz: Hello kitty!
Akaz: We were just mindin' our own business, when these weird plants appeared and started eatin', uhh, the ground. And everythin'.
Akaz: You're tellin' me! We could use your guys' help.
Akaz: Well actually, I once thought about using plants... but no, it ain't me! Honest!
Akaz: He's the oldest, so...
Akaz: Fine then. "M", you need to stop! What you're doin' is far too extreme to help the business! Believe me, I've been down this path. As has Al.
Akaz: Plants may be challenging to grow...
Akaz: Or we can just sell the powder itself!
Akaz: Oh, cool.
Akaz: Our family business is saved, thanks to ya!
< Message edited by Jay -- 10/31/2020 6:51:58 >