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He's a small, shabby man wearing modern clothes, a five o'clock… 
16th-Jun-2009 09:47 pm
take that child & teach him senseless
He's a small, shabby man wearing modern clothes, a five o'clock shadow, and the startled expression of someone who's just been unexpectedly transported to the multiverse. An ordinary guy, very basic-looking, if you don't count the scattering of fingers missing from his hands and the sketchbook he was evidently using up until just now (a half-formed face on the open page).

He looks around, frowning slightly, and then catches sight of the sign.

"Okay." Oh, there's an accent, too. Weird sort of edge to it, maybe Scottish? Sounds kind of Scottish. And skeptical. "What's your best bet for killing an immortal? Say you've already tried the silver bullets, and decapitation is a little problematic. Any ideas?"

Yes, Nexus, Gaheris is asking you to help him with his suicide plan for this century. Help a guy out, yeah?
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17th-Jun-2009 01:55 am (UTC)
There's a young woman, sitting in the corner examining her hands. She's well used to the Nexus by now, and she seems pretty casual as she says, "Depends on the immortal. Probably there's no quick fix."
17th-Jun-2009 02:07 am (UTC)
"Okay," approaching a little warily. "This guy's kind of a problem. Say you've tried hanging, you've tried shooting, drowning, lighting him on fire, starving him to death--"
17th-Jun-2009 02:10 am (UTC)
She gives him a look, says, "I mean, what kind of immortal he is. Some of them, I'm not sure you can kill."
17th-Jun-2009 02:16 am (UTC)
Notoriously tough bastards to kill, those immortals. Being immortal and all.

Once in a while, you get lucky though. Mostly, you just have to either figure out how to contain or banish them, or in some cases find some sort of compromise you can uh. Live with.
17th-Jun-2009 02:21 am (UTC)
"Contain, uh--contain? Or banish? What's that like?"
17th-Jun-2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Some magical wards may be enough to bind the individual. Or you may be able to find a way to keep him or her contained, again by magical or mystical energies.

You might find someone who knows more about this sort of thing. I've seen it work, but I do not practice.

Know that if you either plan to do something like this, or to find how to kill one, you're treading in very dangerous territory. Such knowledge always comes at a price.
17th-Jun-2009 02:37 am (UTC)
A young man in a leather jacket and blue jeans seems to have his curiosity piqued by the question. "What sort of immortal?" he asks.
17th-Jun-2009 02:45 am (UTC)
"Hell, I don't know. He just won't die."
17th-Jun-2009 02:47 am (UTC)
Ryan frowns a little. "If you knew what kind of immortal he was, that would help... does he have fangs? Horns? Why are you trying to kill him, anyway?"
17th-Jun-2009 03:05 am (UTC)
"And just what did this immortal do to warrant its death, then?" Gawaine just... happens to be there, right where his kinsman wasn't looking. He'd just come in long enough to hear the question, honest!

And he might not be recognizing Gaheris just yet, thanks to the changes a thousand years and more tend to wreak.
17th-Jun-2009 03:18 am (UTC)
OhJesusChristAlmighty.

Gaheris doesn't manage an answer right away, being a little distracted by his brother's presence.

Finally, with a slight choke to it, "Well, he's damned tired, he's done with it."
17th-Jun-2009 04:17 am (UTC)
Victor nodded at the question, looked up from the tiny kite she was building out of two toothpicks and blue polyester. And she smiled at him. "Killing's not my style, but it's a biiiig multiverse. I'd run. Actually... no, that's a lie, I wouldn't run anymore because I think I have a semipermanent home. I'd ask a friend for help with keeping some separation."
17th-Jun-2009 04:24 am (UTC)
"Well, it's, uh, it's a little more complicated than that. I'm trying to help him get killed."
17th-Jun-2009 07:06 am (UTC)
Blow him up or crush him.

::People are welcome to off themselves unless they're people Schuldig is attached to.::
18th-Jun-2009 02:45 am (UTC)
"Yeah, I've actually tried the second one already."
18th-Jun-2009 02:59 am (UTC)
Was he actually crushed? Because I can't see how even an immortal could reconstitute himself after being turned into a paste.
17th-Jun-2009 07:44 am (UTC)
Val makes a face. "Is it actually dying that's the problem, or is it staying dead? Because they're not exactly the same thing." Trust him on this. He is the Voice of Experience.
18th-Jun-2009 02:47 am (UTC)
"Staying, I think. If you poison a guy and half an hour later he wakes up puking, that's staying, isn't it?"
17th-Jun-2009 11:09 am (UTC)
This young man isn't shabbily dressed. Just...plainly. He wears tunic and trews and a knight's belt, though no sword hangs from it. Most importantly, though, he wears a coat of arms: a red cross upon a white field.

"I am sorry," he says, shaking his head. "I know of no way to kill an immortal. For what reason would you wish this immortal dead?"
18th-Jun-2009 02:50 am (UTC)
That's awfully awkward. Gaheris blanches slightly.

"Christ Jesu."
17th-Jun-2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
"Hell of a hot topic suddenly." It's a little curt even from him -- he's had a long day. "Generally speaking, you don't. That's what it means."
18th-Jun-2009 02:56 am (UTC)
"I know, I'm trying to break the rule." Gaheris wipes a hand across his forehead--he really hadn't expected so many people, and he's starting to get antsy. "Even the Folk die sometimes."
18th-Jun-2009 02:17 am (UTC)
...You look familar. "There's always mistletoe through the heart," Gawain says, "or immersion in holy water."
18th-Jun-2009 02:58 am (UTC)
"Where the hell am I going to find that much holy water?" he says, resolutely crude, trying his level best not to react.
18th-Jun-2009 03:16 am (UTC)
"First," says Gawain, "you need a bishop. And then you need him to owe you a favor. I'm sorry, would you be related to Queen Igraine at all, I just..."
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