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Call of the Archons

Partly cloudy with a chance of acid rain.
”And when I say ‘bear,’ I mean it in the loosest of terms.” – Quixo the “Adventurer”
“Don’t make them angry you say? Heh. The Brobnar are born angry.” –Old Bruno
A Bad Penny saved is a Bad Penny earned.
“Heckuva deal.” – Old Bruno
The worst part is the singing.
“Some call her ‘warleader.’ Some call her ‘demon.’ I just call her ‘Avalanche.’” – Dodger
“You! Æmber lover. You’re next.”
“Blood of Giants? Why stop there?” – Pingle Who Annoys
“Soooon…”
Nature says “do not touch” in so many creative ways.
“Let me be thy shield.”
Whatever he doesn’t like, he breaks. He doesn’t like anything.
“If you can’t protect it, you don’t deserve it.” – Bilgum Avalanche
“Give me half a chance an’ I’ll steal the whole of it.”
“Steel thyself, Knave. To harm them you must first defeat me.”
“All my skill in battle brings me not one step closer to Enlightenment.”
It doesn’t like to share.
“Plenty of machines in the wild. Some of ‘em’s even alive.”
Thy body is an illusion. Only thy spirit is eternal.
“OBEY.”
“Don’t worry, this will only sting a lot.”
“I was not always a knight. Perhaps, someday, you will stand where I stand and see what I see.”
“It sure beats uncooperative hunting!”
“As far as oblivions go, it’s in my bottom three.” – Dr. Escotera
Behold the glory of Nova Hellas!
“It started with Schrödinger’s cat and just kept going from there.” – Quixo the “Adventurer”
“Don’t worry, Momo. We’ll have this quantum death ray installed in no time.”
“What did you do, Tiny?” – Valdr
“I know I shouldn’t’a nicked it, but ‘twere so…shiny.” – Noddy the Thief
The cities of the Sanctum are safe, clean, and vibrant like few others on the Crucible. But few are judged worthy to enter.
“Interesting reaction, but what does it mean?”
“Remember me.” – Squire Duma, at the Battle for the Gate of Hope
“Call me Night-Haunter and Duskrunner, call me Who-Goes-There? and Just-The-Wind.” – ‘The First Thief’, a Shadows children’s tale
When the demon’s away, the imps will play.
The faeries are believed to be created by the Architects to tend to the plants and animals of the Crucible. In the eons since their creation, some have become…quirky.
“Did you feel that?”
“This is for our research, so be honest. How do you feel?”
You’ll never see it coming.
Guess how he got that name.
”Mathematically, a moon orbiting the Crucible is impossible.”

”Then what is that?!”

It takes two to fight, but more is better.
“They offered to let my crew stay with them. I politely declined.” –Captain Val Jericho
“I said ‘take me to your leader’ and got a fist to the face.” – Captain Val Jericho
“I felt a little bad stealing from the Microputians, but only a little.” – Noddy the Thief
“Just trying to understand these… ’things’ gives me a headache.”
“An object, no matter how sacred, is just a thing.”
“Mine!”
C’mon, take it. You know you want to.
“Forget the others, have you seen the teeth on that one?!”
Swords into plowshares is thinking too small.
“Let me give you a hand...”
“The Enlightened are above haggling. Me, on the other hand…”
“I mean, I think it’s a head...”
He’s much bigger in person.
“Now where did you put that…”
“As your spirit is holy, so æmber, which is the spirit of the earth, is holy.” – The Sanctified Scroll
One brings death.
One takes away.
One brings tainted gifts.
One comes to antagonize.
“What is it? Is it food?”
Most Martians on the Crucible came out of one of these tanks.
“Let me weave you a tale.”
“The Sanctum gives meaning to my life.” - Duma the Martyr
“They poisoned Mars. We must not let them do the same here.” –Eldest Bear
“The humans make it. It’s called ‘moo-zak.’”
“The knights protect the Sanctum. They are entitled to certain... benefits.”
“You might call it madness, but for all we know madness is a key ingredient.” – Inka the Spider
What time is it?
Overthrowing this king is an uphill battle.
Attention to detail is the key to all progress.
“At first, I thought that nothing could harm an Archon.” – Captain Val Jericho
“Here… Catch!”
When you make an archive of all knowledge in the universe, don’t be surprised when you understand almost none of it.
”This place takes the idea of losing yourself in a book to a whole new level.” – Doc Bookton
“I thought his name would turn out to be... metaphorical.” – Quixo the “Adventurer”
“Enlightened” does not mean “peaceful.”
“Nothing that big should be able to move that silently.” – Lost Lukas Lawrence
The first sin is fear.
The second sin is apathy.
The third sin is greed.
It is said that if you travel far enough across the Crucible, you will eventually meet yourself.
Once upon a time there was a scroll that began: Once upon a time…
Dark of night, thieves’ delight.
“Of course she’s necessary, she’s the mother of all invention!”
“Look out for the pincers and don’t make it crabby. “ –Dr. Escotera
“He’s a real fun guy if you get to know him.” –Eldest Bear
“Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go...”
“Don’t look so shocked to see me!”
“Did it just say Niffle?” – Captain Val Jericho
Every world has its fearsome creatures that thrive in the darkness, and the Crucible has them all.
“One civilization’s trash is... nope, still trash.”
“I raise.”
“I forgot we had this down here!”
Pawn to Queen’s Bishop four.
The Architects took great pains to make the Crucible inhabitable for creatures from worlds across the galaxy. But they didn’t make it safe.
“Martians love da smell of dis spice, but it reminds me of Old Bruno’s feet.” - Dodger
They can skeletonize a snufflegator in two minutes flat.
“They come from another world, they are pure evil made flesh and steel, and they lurk in the darkest corners of the land. Yes, I’m comfortable calling them ‘demons.’” –Science Officer Wu
“Totally Tubular!” – Quixo the “Adventurer”
“I’d make more, but I discovered lesser minds aren’t worth reading.” – Biologician Moreau
Three for flinching.
“...I’ll leave this part out of the memoir.”
“Truly I say to you: pie is superior to cake.” – from the Ravings of The Prophet Gizelhart
“Sacred Æmber is not meant for hands such as thine.”
“3.14159, Niffles, Monosodium Glutamate...”
“Deep in the heart of every bear, one can find…another bear.” - Dr. Escotera
...time back turn could I if
“I put it down for just a second...”
Is balance a means to an end, or an end in itself?
”Wheeeee!”
“I like to think of it as a Roguere.” –Dodger
“Come my friends, let us ready for battle.” –King Godfrey Greywind
”Was that you, or the cave?” – Captain Val Jericho
“I think that thing made me deaf!”

“What? I can’t hear you! I think that thing made me deaf!”

“What was that?”
“I follow the Æmber light of the Sanctum, the light of truth and hope. What is it you follow?”
“Together!”
“Do you want imps? This is how you get imps.”
“It’s working!”
“Demons only take, never give.” – The Sanctified Scroll
“I can’t see anything. Do I look cool?”
If you see teeth gleaming in the dark, it’s already too late.
Skeleton sold separately.
Don’t fret the details. Progress happens when you least expect it.
“I’m not sure he knows any other words.”
Even the Martians’ pets have a bone to pick with the other lifeforms on the Crucible.
It’s only sensible to fear the dark.
“Well, it’s a snufflegator, ain’t it?” –Dodger
Any landing you walk away from…
No one goes in, no one comes out. And yet the fires burn.
“Better to run with the herd than be trampled beneath it.” –Eldest Bear
“Why did we make this again?”
“Them bots don’t wear pants. I carry spares.”
“Don’t try to change the Crucible to suit your needs. Let it change you.”
“Thou shalt wear pants.”
“As it turns out, it’s a weaker version of the uncommon cold.” – Dr. Escotera
“The spirit is eternal. The flesh is weak. Let go the flesh, for your earthly strength is the greatest prison.” – The Last Book
“I once thought that these creatures could be redeemed. Now I know better.” –Champion Anaphiel
Few but the Archons possess the ability to detect the Vaults. Few but the Sanctum would presume to dictate which Archons are worthy.
It doesn’t matter what the treasure is, only how it was won.
“Destitution. Dereliction. Defenestration.”
If they come, they will build it.
Not taking it would be the real crime.
Don’t feed it, it’ll go away.
“Who’s driving?”

“I thought you were.”

“Let’s…not tell the Elders.”

“GLORY BE TO MARS!”
“When the fightin’s done, the real work begins.”
“Gather that Æmber! And you’re welcome.”
Logos are divided into two camps: Theorists and Mechanists. Each believes themselves to be superior to the other.
Nothing helps me think like wanton destruction.
On the Crucible, there is no sanctimony. There is only Sanctumony.
“But if we ever do recover the dataprobe, think of what we will learn!”
“Waste not, want not.”
“Yo’ Mama is sooo tiny...”
Core power online. Stand by for domination.

Age of Ascension

Giants can count past two, but why bother?
“Never rush a good deal.”
“I no longer know who serves whom.” – Iona, Demonologist
“The more it hurts, the more it shares its pain. What a beautiful monster.” – Miss “Onyx” Censorius
“Even the rocks themselves suffer here.” – Eldest Bear
”It’s so cute! I want another one.” – Dextre
“A righteous law will enforce itself.”
”The mountain’s answer.” – Nirbor clan term for “avalanche.”
“I will not chain you. You have already chained yourself through your blind affection for these mortals.” — Judge Slenderwile, Archon
“Boom!”
“Oh no! My bones!” – Quixo the “Adventurer”
“Redemption is a journey, not a destination.”
“Is that short for Brammunition?” – Dodger
“Here, hold this.”
“Greetings! I bring rad tidings.”
“We found it while searching through the Kurnois Bog for a superior duck.” – Dr. Escotera
“Phlox ‘em! Phlox ‘em all!”
“So, this nonlethal containment field; how lethal do you want it?”
“Ya got beef with me?”
“…”
“To steal data from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.” – Dr. Escotera
“Greetings! I bring bad tidings.”
“Ain’t nothin’, ain’t nobody, that can beat my beat.”
”I know it was right here… right before the Midnight Chronicles.”
15 years, 40 million UX credits, and a 3% improvement on the real duck.
Those with nothing to hide have nothing to fear.
The skalds were really hot that night.
There isn’t a big difference between the biggest humans and the smallest giants.
“Fierce as a Brutodon and about as sharp.” – Livia the Elder
“Why hello, fellow guards!”
Don’t go into the light.
Order. This is the Sanctum’s promise.
Why steal ‘from’ the bank…
“See, Momo? I told you it wouldn’t take long.” – Doc Bookton
”I learn, I die, I learn again.”
“The hypnopotamus is the deadliest animal on three known planets.” – Science Officer Wu
“I love the knife life in this city!”
“Again? Ya’ kiddin’ me?”
“It’s a fair trade, boss. I don’t mind.”
“And they said I was annoying!” – Pingle Who Annoys
“Greetings! I bring glad tidings.”
“Titans are to giants as giants are to goblins.” – Dr. Schucks
“Greetings! I bring mad tidings.”
“Mars second, third, and fourth, too, if you ask me.” – Ulyq Megamouth
“F-f-forgive me; I misspoke! Thirty—no, forty—percent discount!”
What weapon can scar a being of pure light?
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
“…Who’s there?”
“Welp, we’re niffled.” – Captain Val Jericho
”As they get older, they get meaner.” – Iona, Demonologist
”I will not be denied.”
“I will not yield.”
“Whatever it was, it’s cursed now.” – Bordan the Redeemed
It’s coming…
“Dark wolf, black as night, always pounces to the right.” – from “Panpaca”, children’s game
“Light wolf, stole a hen, to the left and start again.” – from “Panpaca”, children’s game
“A lead foot? I’ll give ‘em a lead foot.”
“Ah, excellent! My father will be pleased.”
“I’m particularly fond of paragraph 2, subsection C.” – Jehu the Bureaucrat
“I taught me everything you know.”
”Everything will be fine, as long as it doesn’t wake up.”
So if you push forward in space, and I pull backward in time…
“And the winner is…Old Bruno. Again.”
“You look like an Archon with discriminating tastes.”
“Verily, I say unto thee; bring it on.”
“The Svarr are masters of improvised weaponry.” – Toothless Jakk
“Greetings! I bring… Hello?”
Forged from courage.
Forged from fear.
Forged from confidence.
Forged from desire.
Forged from instinct.
Forged from curiosity.
Forged from joy.
“All Æmber is ours by right.”
“Staying with the Skullions.” – Crucible slang for death
“I thought you said we wouldn’t need booster packs?” – Phlurx the Hapless
The Logos like to call it aggressive motivation.
“Were you gonna eat that?”
“Don’t touch anything.”
Titan Fabrication Labs: Building a Bigger Tomorrow.
“Well, just lock it again!” – Quixo the “Adventurer”
“I bring tidings.”
Only the Brobnar would look at a Grumpus and say, “Yeah, I’ll tame that.”
“How do you put it on?”

”Very carefully.”

Do, Rei, Mi, AHHH!
“This hand’s not gonna fill itself.”

“It might, though.”

“Stow it Clyde; I’m working a bit here!”

“They aren’t that bad if you can pay their price.” – Iona, Demonologist
“We only concern ourselves with ‘can’; let the Sanctum worry about ‘should’.”
”He shocks more than just worms; that’s just a name.” – Inka the Spider

Worlds Collide

My sister and I have a job lined up. You in, Penny?”
Hints of iron shavings and Macis venom.
“Remember, they only look old-fashioned.” – Commander Chan
Domesticating local fauna isn’t exactly Alliance protocol.
…numbers in accordance with psychological impulse theory as determined by Descartides, as I am sure I do not have to remind you, all of which is irrelevant as I’ve just noticed that this has been digitally preserved for 2.1 decimal patching…
A weapon of great magma-tude.
The trap is simple, it’s the bait that matters.
“Knowledge can be very enlightening.” – Quixo the “Adventurer”
A dash of toil, two pinches of trouble, one chicken…
The chain was intended as a punishment.
A warm, burnt-hair nose with a razor-blade body.
Capitus Coronam has the greatest monuments in the republic…and the highest taxes.
“Fleet Command has to be out there somewhere.”
“Our mission didn’t end. It just changed.”
Like drinking a ten-cannon concert.
Cultural Exchange Officer Taber is everyone’s best friend.
The trap is simple, it’s the bait that matters.
“It consumes memories. The fresher, the better.” – Iona, Demonologist
“You are right to fear me.”
The trap is simple, it’s the bait that matters.
Everyone looks up to the Saurians.
“I tinhk I hvae it cnfeurogid crtcrloey.”
“After my encounter with the demon, I felt…nothing.” – Inka the Spider
Discordant. Disturbing. Disgusting.
A gentle bear is still a bear.
Just because this sector’s air is breathable, it doesn’t mean the next one’s will be.
“You, Merinius, are henceforth banished to the Mesoterranean Isles, on pain of death. Begone!
The witches of Fangtooth Cavern don’t appreciate visitors.
Hail to the Saurus Rex, first among equals.
Wealth seeks its own level.
“Frane, hand me the—“

”Here you go, captain.”

“Not today!”
“Welcome to the Grand Star Alliance!”
The trap is simple, it’s the bait that matters.
There’s always more room in the pit.
“Come, let me taste your mettle.”
Spicy nose, rude body, killer finish.
Tastes like feet made of explosions.
Fire control by committee.
No matter a demon’s intentions, disaster always follows.
“And they call ME ‘Crash.’” – Crash Muldoon
The best getaway drivers don’t know they’re getaway drivers.
Orb of Wonder? Best I can do is two bits.” – Selwyn the Fence
“Hard light constructs provide a nice protective bubble, with a beat you can dance to!”
There’s no such thing as a free hug.
The trap is simple, it’s the bait that matters.
Who’s more clever?
“A ship. The sea. What more could I want?”
“I want it all.”
“But apart from the roads, sanitation, and education, what have the Saurians ever done for us?” – Brend the Fanatic
“A million years ago the empire rose. A million years from now, it will still stand.”
“A murmook that’s blue is a friend to you.” – Old witch wisdom
“When you have eliminated the imp-ossible, whatever remains, however imp-robable, must be the truth.” – Quixo the “Adventurer”
“Move along. Nothing to see here.”
Its song is like the call of 10,000 voices, maybe more.
A weapon, or a motivational tool? It all depends on who’s holding it.
“You mess with my sister, you mess with me.”
…boom…BOOM…BOOM!!!
They’ve been predicting doom for the last 65 million years.
“Eclipse!” – Kymoor gang code for “enforcers are coming”
“I’ve explored thousands of possible futures. Somehow they all end up here.” – Qincan, Alliance outcast
“We’re optimistic, not naive.” – Captain Val Jericho
No book here is less than 10,000 years old.
“At last! Honorable combat!”
Sentimental value is the only type a demon cares about.
“Does the mischief have a purpose, or is she just mad?” – Inka the Spider
“I know I shouldn’t take off my encounter suit, but they’re so darn cute.”
“Ya got beef with me?”
It takes two to fight, but more is better.
“Fierce as a Brutodon and about as sharp.” – Livia the Elder
“The real trophy is the scar.”
“What happens when he runs out of trees?” – Sci. Officer Qincan
His name actually refers to his temper… but he is pretty short.
Great minds shrink alike.
“The real trophy is the scar.”
Two parts bear blood to one part motor oil.
Ingram, put that down! We’re surrounded!” – Lieutenant Khrkhar
“I told you not to make it crabby.” – Dr. Escotera
“What happens when he runs out of trees?” – Sci. Officer Qincan
Smells of sulfur and tastes like licking batteries.
“If Ali says we’re lost, we’re really lost.” – Captain Val Jericho
They come to harvest it for their Æmbrew. Few ever leave.
Inventor of the screechbomb, the pneumatic axe, and the “big rock.”
“If you had seen what I have seen, you’d be mad too.” – the Mad Prophet Gizelhart
“That oughta get his attention.” – Dodger
“All I know is that I know everything.”
“The plasma nozzle is now calibrating.”
“Split two infinitives and call me in the morning.”
“Lang has been a little off since the crash. Keep an eye on her.” – Commander Chan
“It scans as ‘mostly harmless.’”
“Just let me check my calendar real quick…”
The so-called Quixxle Stone was the first piece of æmber discovered by the Quantum’s crew.
“Touch it. I dare you.” – Pingle Who Annoys
“Not again!”
“They smell worse than they look, and they taste worse than they smell.” – Dr. Escotera
“I tell you, the garbage I deal with every day…”
“Four coins should cover it, right?”
The trap is simple, it’s the bait that matters.
She hasn’t taken the goggles off since the crash.
A Brobnar king only lasts as long as their strength holds.
His name actually refers to his temper… but he is pretty short.
Equal parts beverage and weapon.
“Et tu, Brutodon?”
“I’ll drain you until there’s nothing left.”
“You cannot speak with animals if you persist in thinking of it as speech.” – Eldest Bear
Its evil hiss is the closest demons come to music.
“…and furthermore, Nova Hellas must be destroyed.” – Livia the Elder
The Grand Star Alliance is happy to accept the best and brightest from any world.
Contents: 1 Carrot. 304 Nails.
“It worked!“

”What do you mean ‘it worked’? There was a chance it wouldn’t work?!”

“Has anyone seen Flerp?”
“Set stunners to…stun?”
The chain keeps us together, running in the shadows.
“Now we just reverse the polarity and our problems are solved!”
Productivity will improve dramatically—once we work out the side effects.
“Look into my eye. Give me your fear.”
When two biomes meet for the first time, not everything survives.
“Semper pergimus intrepidi” – Inscription on the tower of the Golden Spiral
All anvils are quiet until you use them.
“For the good of the Republic!”
The trap is simple, it’s the bait that matters.
“But if we ever do make it back, think of what we can share!”
Prince Derric stared at his warty feet. His mission was not going well.
“Don’t be afraid.”
“Waste is down 80%, and we have an all-time high cube surplus!”
Version 207 notes: Now includes Darmokian, Aquan, and Swamp Bubble.
The Brobnar have 30 different words for “battle.” Conveniently, most of them rhyme.
”You like to pretend assassins don’t exist—until you need us.”
“We remember what you seek to forget: humans are animals too.” – Xenos Bloodshadow
“I call myself Bloodshadow, make my home in Fangtooth Cavern, and turn my enemies into toads. What will it take for you to leave me alone?”
Blending in with the locals sounded easier on paper.
“We come in peace.”

Mass Mutation

Red flashing lights mean the same thing on every world in the Grand Star Alliance.
After the disaster on Roddenfruit-5, red uniforms were discontinued.
“They said they’d bring it right back.” – Squire Alys
The Red Shroud will defend the Crucible from the threat of dark æmber.”
“One for me, and one for Mr. Shadow.”
“The most savage demon I have ever encountered.” – Inka the Spider
“Look, Momo: now I have a quantum death ray, too!”
Hard æmber shell. Delicious emotion filling.
“Let me be thy horns.”
Rise in body, that you may rise in spirit.
You have only yourself to blame.
“Dark æmber unlocks one’s true potential.” – Dark Queen Gloriana
Exile to the Mesoterranean Sea is often considered a death sentence.
Losing the election was just the beginning...
“It’s Dhrxgar. It rhymes with Rmqxyrx.”
“The cornicens go first so the rest of us don’t have to hear them.” – Primus Unguis
Saurians are so convinced of their own perfection, they regard any mutation as a curse.
The beating heart of the Republic.
He died the way he lived: gazing adoringly at himself in the mirror.
The vault opened and everything changed.
“Change is coming.”
“Significantly less tubular.” – Quixo the “Adventurer”
Everyone comes to Hub City eventually.
Cool bots don’t look at explosions.
“They who deal with demons are twice cursed.” – The Sanctified Scroll
Etan was never seen again.
Ivan has been acting odd since the dark æmber experiment.
“I can’t wait to tell everyone about this!”
“I share the gift.”
“Seeker of wisdom, I say unto you: never wake me before noon.” – from the Ravings of the Prophet Gizelhart
“It’s a win-win.”
“For pie, my brothers!”
“The dark æmber will set my faerie brethren free.” – Dark Queen Gloriana
“I made a few upgrades last night!”
“My friends, eat, drink, and be merry. For tomorrow we shall eat, drink, and be merry again.”
“I’m sure reinforcements are on the way.”
“What’s that ticking sound?” – Lost Lukas Lawrence
“Always clear your search history.” – Dr. Escotera
“I will tell you this: don’t ever speak to me or my son again.”
“I could’ve sworn I heard a bumblebird...”
The Grey Order is mysterious even to knights of the Sanctum.
“Okay, but if this is all a simulation, what happens if we reboot it?” – Simon.Root, E-chivist
Day 127: They still haven’t realized I’m not one of them.
“Don’t lick the roof unless you’re planning to stay a while.” – Dodger
“I wonder what you’ll turn into.”
When attuned to the vibro-frequency of æmber, the Observ-u-Max is a scout’s best friend.
Even Clawde has to admit that the dark æmber experiment was not entirely successful.
“If you had seen what I have seen, you’d be mad too.” – the Mad Prophet Gizelhart
“They aren’t paying me for accuracy.” – Pachykleitos
Don’t let it near your cheeks.
Of all Lord Invidius’s demonic court, none stand higher than Pride.
“I am justified, I am purified, I am sanctified.”
“When Archimedes refuses a task, I send the mechs.” – Quixo the “Adventurer”
A penny stolen is even better than a penny saved!
Self-preservation is not an instinct that imps possess.
“Boss, you told me to put the keys somewhere safe.”
Attempt no landing on the Mesoterranean Isles.
“Nope, not here either.”
Due to her love of flowers and thorny nature, she is often called the Queen of Spikes.
He doesn’t cut any slack.
“I think I misunderstood the assignment.”
“We should’ve done this outside.” – Medic Ingram
“Seriously, I feel fine!”
Otto was hard to spot even before he grew chameleonic scales.
In the Shadows, a mutation is just another edge to exploit.
Titan mechframes are built to last. They can even survive the endless tinkering of the engineers wearing them.
It’s more of a taking tree.
“Go go Ultra Gravitron!”
“I think it looks better.”
“A change this profound must be the will of the Architects.”
“The Logos didn’t appreciate my genius. Perhaps the Star Alliance will.”