To recap: Oberon (Morgan LeFay) showed up in player chat, much to Mr. A's consternation. She gave the same line the Cabal has been giving so far (Mr. A hasn't proven anything, etc.), and then gave another, competing theory: the characters themselves aren't harming our world, but the pieces of the wall are. She believes that the pieces that came through were left in the echo spots where Mr. A's face appears. Which means a new sidequest has appeared - track down those echoes (again) and find more letters left to Mr. A by his agents, so we can potentially find the pieces and hopefully find a way to restore the wall.
Of course, we don't know if her theories are any more valid than Mr. A's.
[/spoilers]Transcript (fluff cut out, condensed, but otherwise UNEDITED)
Full Chat here
*** Oberon entered the chat room.
You have been wanting to speak with us.
Just Morgan, thank you.
How are you?
I am well, thank you.
Hello there. Any chance you are willing to be sent back peacefully and you came here to tell us the best way to send you back?
I don't think you will send me back in my story the way I would like to be sent back.
I want to kill my brother, rule his kingdom with an iron fist, and live in happiness with James until the day I die.
Can you give me that?
Make it canon?
We can do that.
Because I don't believe that is really something that will be approved.
It... WOULD invovle rewriting huge portions of british history
Not a very happy ending for the rest of that kingdom is it?
But our history kinda sucks anyway to be honest
It is a complicated situation, as you can see.
What I would like to stress, however, is that I honestly do not believe that we need to go back.
There are moral complications as well guys
Give me a moment and I can tell you why.
Will the others be joining you here?
No, it will just be me.
Do they know about it?
They know about it, yes.
How did the cat know?
How does the cat know anything?
Everyone let her talk. I want to know if we can let people stay
Mr. Administrator, the tyrant, has no proof that reality is collapsing.
He has provided no evidence, despite many attempts to do so.
And yet you believe all of his theories are credible.
Evidence *is* everything.
He calls them all theories for a reason.
In fairness, Morgan, we have seen evidence that at least the echoes AFFECT our world. Granted, that doesn't confirm that you're doing HARM though...
The only evidence seems to be our presence and the echoes.
Neither of which indicate harm to the universe.
I would like to finish.
I will absolutely discuss afterward.
Our presence and the echoes indicate disturbance, yes, but not destruction.
And I do believe that weirder and worse disturbances have happened as results of experiments before.
This indicates, however, that there is no evidence of our destructive capabilities.
Therefore the burden of proof falls on Mr. Administrator
and he cannot prove it.
The biggest disturbance we have seen this far - the one Mr. Administrator himself was most alarmed by - was the presence of Mr. Administrator's image in a handful of the echoes.
This, to me, says that it is not the CHARACTERS
but the PIECES OF THE WALL
which are a threat to reality.
We do not pretend to have purely altruistic intentions, no.
We would like to stay.
However, it seems that the most possible harm would come from leaving the wall open.
Medusa and Anansi are not the worst that could try to come through forcefully.
There are those who could overpower the various Metaguards you have all so thoughtfully created.
And I am certain none of you want that.
We - as you are, and as you should be - are afraid of what happens by leaving the wall open like it is.
The sooner it is closed, the sooner reality can become stable, without threat from monsters like...well, Cthulhu, to start.
We know where the wall pieces were.
We know that they have been moved.
We also know Layar is used to pass notes from Agents to Mr. Administrator.
We think this is more pressing than sending characters back, yes.
The longer we wait to seal the wall, the bigger the chance of Cthulhu entering.
if the true threat lies in these pieces... why MUST the characters be sent back? What's The administrator's motive?
We are not sure what his motives are.
Are you speaking of Cthulhu specifically, or is he just a representation of things that could be worse than you?
Cthulhu is a specific threat, however, there are other horrible monsters in fiction, are there not?
I have been perusing your fantasy and science fiction novels.
White Walkers or some such sound pretty awful.
Humans are easy to deal with.
Monsters that are larger than the world are not.
We would need a show of faith from you if we are going to help.
You do not think this is a show of faith?
Have we not dealt with medusa and anansi, neither of which are humans?
Medusa was not a god, she was punished by one.
Anansi is a god who falls prey to his own tricks.
So how do we help?
The wall pieces are wrapped in fiction, says Mr. Administrator.
We can guess, from where we found the first wall piece, that this means they are surrounded by fiction in some sense.
We found the last one in a theatre.
You want us to collect the pieces and seal the wall without sending you to the other side.
We want the wall sealed quickly, yes.
Are they found in locations that are the setting of fiction, or locations that allow fiction to be shown to people, like the theater?
My guess is the second.
So rather than going to ancient Wales, you go to a bookstore.
Though I do miss Wales.
Holmes was close to one piece?
Yes, he was.
Do you not feel bad for the things you have done, Morgan?
Such as threatening Joe with letters?
I have done what I needed to do to survive.
...how exactly have we done worse than trying to usurp a kingdom?
You have lied to and manipulated all of the characters.
We have done nothing but tell them the truth.
Do you see lies as a worse crime than murder?
I have not murdered since I have been in this world.
You broke into her phone. We threatened her legally - by calling the phone.
I cannot verify if someone within my group has murdered.
If they have, I will be...extremely disappointed in them.
YOU did what you did to threaten her
WE did what we did to HELP her
We will allow the characters who want to leave, to leave.
We will not stand in the way if that is what they wish to do.
However, you lied to the witch when you were attempting to gain her trust.
You tried to emotionally manipulate children.
And succeeded to an extent.
You lied to Long John's face and told him you would help him.
When in fact, you want to tear him from the man he has come to trust.
I think you are doing what you do to save yourselves, which I understand.
You want to save your world.
I am giving you that chance right now.
You wish to save yourself as well
I have stated that I want to save myself many times, I believe.
I believe we all share that goal.
The result just looks different.
If you go back to the locations where the Wall Pieces once were
I would bet anything that an agent left a note for Mr. Administrator
to say where it had been moved.
Your nature is that of a villain. How do we know your staying would benefit us both? So far, you're the only one winning
Have I been more or less villainous here than in my stories, Isla Kariese?
A lot less
I believe we all have the potential to change.
You have seen it in other fictionals.
...Can't argue with that. We've SEEN some of you changing.
You are correct.
I say welcome to our world Morgan. I don't think anyone has had the pleasure to say that to you yet.
No one has said that.
Indeed. Miss, do you know Sicon?
We have never met, no.
But I have read his posts.
As I have read many others.
they're quite long
Yeah, many of these posts could be more laconic in nature.
It's a lot to read every day.
Not just him, actually.
You realize, Morgan, that if you are wrong, if sealing the wall with you on this side really WILL destroy our world... thenthat will doom us all?
If the Wall is sealed, I assume it would be able to break again if it was absolutely necessary.
That is merely the assumption I am working on, though.
Oberon, what in this world would be able to break the wall?
I have absolutely no idea.
Did you cross over willingly?
It was an accident.
What about the other members?
did any of them show up willingly?
Not to my knowledge, Adell, no.
I do not know what would happen to me if reality collapsed. I assume the same as would happen to the rest of you.
You also threatened an innocent therapist...Will you remedy that?
We are working on something we believe may benefit her, Wacky.
Will you help us collect the wall pieces?
we need a representative. the conversation will be better if there's only one person talking to Morgana
I am available here only for a short time.
Oberon, what can we do immediately that will help your cause?
Investigate the areas where the wall pieces were.
We believe there were notes left through Layar for Mr. Administrator, indicating where they have been moved.
Any idea where the wall pieces might have been?
Where Mr. Administrator's images appear in the comics.
So going back to where you found the echoes.
And Oberon, what is your plan to deal with those who fight against you, and side with the Administrator?
To "deal" with them?
We hope that we won't have to deal with anyone.
...But in the event that you do?
Then by that point, one or more of us will have been sent back.
And we will have to figure out how to move forward.
Morgan - Assume we'll be willing to help you. for a Moment.
first thing, we need a way to contact with each other.
We need a way to communicate between the two groups as necessary.
Is it possible for the Cabal to open a blog?
I will figure something out for communication purposes.
Thank you, that is much appreciated. What are you thinking about exactly?
I am not sure yet.
Oberon: Have you had any contact with any fictionals outside of the Cabal?
Yes we have.
Who, may I ask?
Adam, Romeo, Don Quixote, all of them.
We have attempted contact, at least.
I cannot stay.
Why did you detain Peter? He clearly wanted to return
He was going to kill himself.
Running into a hurricane...
I did not want to find out what happened to a fictional if they died.
Can I get your assurance that you will aid us in finding these wall pieces?
You cannot get that assurance. Not yet. We need to discuss this.
Very well. Are you open to discuss certain conditions in exchange for our help?
We are open to discussion.
I must leave.
Morgan, please understand... we are in a very serious no win situation here. What we need is ANSWERS. From Mister Administrator. from the Cabal.
He will not give you any answers.
We cannot give you many more.
We can each only offer theories.
You are going to need to choose whose theories make more sense, I suppose.
*** Oberon left the chat room.