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Message no. 1
From: Avenger <Avenger@*******.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Announcement
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 05:33:31 +0100
>>>>>[Many of you will be questioning the recent events, many others
will not care.

Those who could care less about the killings will suffer later. For
those who care and wish to see an end to the violence, there is a way.
If this condition is not met, then the cleansing will continue. Do not
fall into the false sense of security that Thunda is dead or has
returned in any shape or form. One far superior to him now stalks your
streets, one that will not make the same mistakes, one that will not
succumb to the overwhelming forces arrayed against him.

Place Lynch's severed head on the steps of City Hall and it all ends.
If this simple task is beyond the much vaunted Shadowrunners of Seattle,
and the braggarts in this node, then you all deserve the fate you have
brought upon yourselves.

Freedom from oppression should be sufficient payment. However, knowing
what a greedy, mercenary bunch of people you are. The person or
persons responsible for the destruction of Lynch and his clan - provided
they announce their deed and can prove it - will receive a payment
beyond belief. Details available on completion.

Until this simple condition is met there will be a cleansing of
Seattle's metahuman scum such as will make the Night of Rage look like a
family bar-b-que.

Consider the consequences of the activities of the Children in this
city. We are everywhere, from all walks of life, you cannot hope to
catch or kill us all. Until the conditions are met, a new light will
shine in Seattle, one that will get brighter and brighter until there
are no shadows left for you to hide in. We will make this city the
focus of law enforcement for the UCAS - they will import more Police
Officers, Federal Agents and undercover operatives than you can imagine.
Corporations will increase security beyond the abilities of the majority
to overcome.

We will destroy the shadows of Seattle, and with it, your livelihoods.

We will make such a situation as has never been seen before in the
history of mankind before or since the Holocaust. We will target
corporate concerns, federal areas and other targets of sensitivity in an
effort to destroy the status quo that allows the oppressive cults
surrounding Lynch and his like, we will destroy the integrity of Meta
havens such as Tarislar - beginning with the abomination Easy - her bar
and other feeble attempts at civilised life will be eradicated, followed
by any other organised section that harbours meta mutants. Do not think
that only elves will be targetted this time, though they are our primary
concern. Only ONE breed is safe from our attentions - HUMANS - though
there may be unfortunate casualties.

New toys are available to our operatives, not simple explosives any
more. We have magics beyond your comprehension, nerve agents that know
no antidote, weapons that are capable of so much more than the casual
popguns available during the previous campaign. Do not fall into the
false sense of security that we are a disorganised band of raving
lunatics - we are not. Fanatical - yes, enthusiastic - yes, mentally
impaired? No.

And one last thing we have that none of you will appreciate until it is
too late. Time.

We are The Children of Thunda, and like it or not, we are here to stay.

The Light has returned to the dark areas of Seattle, and finally the
filth that infests this beautiful city _WILL_ be erradicated.

One simple condition to prevent this slaughter, or are you all too weak
willed and cowardly to accept the challenge?]<<<<<
-- Abbadon <05:09:12/04-15-59>
Message no. 2
From: Craigtw1 <Craigtw1@***.COM>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 03:53:41 EDT
>>>>>[Abbadon, be wary...For you have angered me...very few of those who
done so have lived to tell about it. I shall be your shadow and your
-- Shadow <01:02:30 PDT/04:15:59>

>>>>>[Abbadon, should I come across you or one of yours...the end result
not be pleasant. Where the shadows lie amongst the night, the dragon shall
waken from it's sleep and devour the enemies of metahumanity.]<<<<<
-- Dragon <01:06:00 PDT/04:15:59>
Message no. 3
From: Craigtw1 <Craigtw1@***.COM>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 04:00:57 EDT
*****PRIVATE: Abbadon
>>>>>[Should you harm any of the Runner group known as The Motley Crew, you
shall answer unto me and mine. Shadow and Dragon are part of this group.
Should anyone outside your organization find out about this communication
between us, you shall die...slowly and painfully. Dragon knows firsthand the
tortures I can devise.]<<<<<
-- Jacob Abrams <01:14:56 PDT/04:15:59>
Fist of Five
Message no. 4
From: Frank Pelletier <jeanpell@****.IVIC.QC.CA>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 12:19:44 +0000
>>>>>[Man oh man oh man...

Shadow, you died 50 years ago. And you look like shit in your blue
jumpsuit. And that red cape clashes with your shoes. Fuck. Heroes died
when the people worth saving disappeared. So shut the fuck up. Yeah, try
to shadow the CoT. I'll send flowers.

Abbadon, fuck, if there's a job offer in the works, call me up. You need
someone who knows the shadows, who knows the people, the targets, I think
I could.... what?... no... I wasn't... that was a.... Stop...Blue, no, don't
do.... 463__"?%/()430<<o^^^

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Message no. 5
From: Brian Angliss <angliss@*****.COLORADO.EDU>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 11:18:37 -0600
*****PRIVATE: Abbadon
>>>>>[Good day. I have some information which you might find useful, about
certain "racially integrated" not-for-profit corporation in Redmond. The
destruction of a bus would serve both our purposes. I will provide you
with all the information you require and, should you be so inclined, the
devices with which to destroy that bus. All I ask in return is that the
words "No Innocents" be painted, scratched, or otherwise be present
somewhere on the bus prior to its destruction.

Are you interested, Abbadon, or shall I destroy it in a way which only
serves my purpose?]<<<<<
-- HellMutt <11:20:15/09-15-59>
Message no. 6
From: Brian Angliss <angliss@*****.COLORADO.EDU>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 11:29:48 -0600
>>>>>[Good day, brother. I haven't my siblings in far too long, and I felt
>>>>>it was time to call. The family home is well, but it's a little weak
>>>>>around the edges. We're shoring it up, but it's stormy enough to
>>>>>creak a lot, even if it still keeps the rain off. Take care of
>>>>>yourselves, and give my love to everyone.]<<<<<
-- Hermit <11:28:06/04-15-59>

>>>>>[I'm glad to hear the house is strong after all this time, and that
>>>>>you have been keeping it such. Thank you for the call, and I hope you
>>>>>don't wait so many years before getting in touch.]<<<<<
-- Cube <11:31:31/04-15-59>
Message no. 7
From: "Paul J. Adam" <shadowtk@********.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 17:34:59 +0100
>>>>>[Cry Havoc! And let slip
The dogs of war.]<<<<<
-- Easy <17:34:44/04-15-59>
Message no. 8
From: Erik Jameson <erikj@****.COM>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 14:35:07 -0400

Do you honestly believe that the Seattle shadows will band together and try
to take down Lynch? The man, last time I checked, had the support of the
UCAS government. And the Feds could shut us down just as quickly as you
can. He's got friends all over. I'm not one of them, but I understand his
basic motives. And I seriously doubt the Seattle shadows can be truly
united by anything.

Why is Lynch so important to you? If you are as racist and violent as it
appears to many, why would the death of Jason Running Wolf Lynch stop you
from burning down Seattle? You claim to have all sorts of new toys,
powerful new magics. Why not kill him yourself with those toys? What do
you need us for? And after Lynch is gone, what's to stop you from then
using those toys on the innocent of all races?

If you hate the man, do your best to kill him. But to involve innocents
and children, that's not only barbaric but without any semblance of honor.

You want Lynch? Go get him yourself. Most of us don't really give a damn.
But you start burning Seattle, you're going to have a lot of heat coming
down on you from all angles. Think about it Abbadon.]<<<<<
-- the Dark Stranger <11:09:12/04-15-59>
Message no. 9
From: Brian Angliss <angliss@*****.COLORADO.EDU>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 12:41:28 -0600
*****PRIVATE: Action Jackson
>>>>>[First, the good news. Your daughter's healing is nearly complete.
>>>>>Slash is still stable and waiting for the cloned organs to be ready
>>>>>for implant. Foxey Roxey shows signs of nearing the end of her coma,
>>>>>and Arial has recovered nearly completely, except for a slight hearing
>>>>>loss which we are trying to repair. Her spirit protector has not yet
>>>>>reappeard, and may be dead, although I think she has acquired a new
>>>>>spirit protector, one more in tune with her inner nature. So young,
>>>>>and yet she has already begun to weave the web of contacts and friends
>>>>>which will be her future....

Now for the bad news. I would like your help. I expect this Abbadon
individual to attack Haven at some point, and have improved my security and
defenses significantly since I read the message last night. Unfortunately,
with the threat to Haven, I have called all of my faculty, and my healers,
to work on Haven's defense, and I have no-one left to prepare the clinic
for the horror which could easily happen at any time. I would like to
borrow your medical personel. I am aware that they are currently involved
in setting up your cyberclinic, and that having them at Haven could easily
put them into the line of fire, as it were, but I must ask.]<<<<<
-- Valentine <12:03:17/04-15-59>

*****PRIVATE: Valentine
>>>>>[The boss is asleep currently, but he left me a note to tell you that
>>>>>they'll be available and at Haven by 1600 today. And he wanted to say
>>>>>that he'd also put out word to his contacts that you would need lots
>>>>>of medical supplies. Here's a list of what he's ordered for you, and
>>>>>it should arrive by tomorrow, noon. He'll be in touch himself as soon
>>>>>as he's awake, though.]<<<<<
-- Nurse Chapel <12:43:08/04-15-59>
Message no. 10
From: Bruce Ford <shaman@*******.COM>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 15:51:19 -0600
>>>>>[the Dark Stranger

The answer to your question is simple: A coward always hides behind
others and do not wish to risk themselves. Why else would they murder
relatively innocent people except for the knowledge that these people
cannot effectively defend themselves.]<<<<<
-- Micheal Morningstar <15:37:57/04-15-2059>
Message no. 11
From: Erik Jameson <erikj@****.COM>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 18:58:41 -0400
>>>>>[Mr. Morningstar, that is the easy answer and could easily be the
correct one also.

People sometimes kill innocents for pleasure, or because they were paid to
do so. Cowardice is only the most common reply as to why anyone would kill
the innocent to get at just one man. And sometimes it's even seen as the
only viable strategy, which is my suspicion as to why this Abbadon
character made his little announcement. I'm sure there is far more going
on in his rage filled head, but if he's been chasing Lynch long enough,
it's entirely possible that he may see this as his last resort aside from
nuking the entire planet.

Something far deeper is going on then simple racist hatred.

And to be truthful, I don't really care too much as to why, it's more a
cocktail conversation curiosity piece; I'm sure the topic will come up
tonight over cocktails at Rick's Place.

My stance may change, but unless I'm given reason to actually get involved,
it's not my game.

What will be interesting is how Lynch plays this game; will he take the
bait? Will SIGA get involved? What's their play? Now that's an
interesting tactical and strategic question.]<<<<<
-- the Dark Stranger <15:57:57/04-15-59>
Message no. 12
From: Jeffrey Mach <mach@****.CALTECH.EDU>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 16:14:53 -0700
*****Private: Shifters
>>>>>[It appears that with the recent shadowland announcement by Abbadon
that Haven may be a target for some violence in the near future. While I
am sure that they have sufficient personnel and skills to handle nearly
any emergency and are preparing for the worst, I believe that I owe it to
them to be here if they need me.

Therefore, until further notice, or this danger passes, I will be staying
at Haven. I will be available if any of you need me.]<<<<<
-- WhiteTyger <16:03:29/04-15-59 PDT>

*****Private: Shifters
>>>>>[So much for the joy and goodwill of the Easter season. Let me know
if you need an extra pair or two of hands...or wings for that
-- Michael <16:20:47/04-15-59 PDT>
Message no. 13
From: Avenger <Avenger@*******.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 00:05:03 +0100
>>>>>{It has come to pass that a time has arrived in the world. A time
of judgement, a time of armageddon.

We are the forerunners of that armageddon. Watch closely and do not
blink or you may miss your lives passing before your eyes.

Those who wish to survive the holocaust to come would do well to join
us, those who oppose us will die.


Prepare for the collapse of everything you know, the world as you
understand it is about to change irrevocably.]<<<<<
-- Abbadon <00:03:12/04-16-59>

*****PRIVATE: Haze/Breathstealer/Cyan
>>>>>[You refused my assistance before little man. I hear you have
become civilised and now mow the lawn like a good little whipped puppy.

You failed against Lynch. If you had not refused our assistance you
would have succeeded.

There is work. But first you must earn it.]<<<<<
-- Abbadon <00:04:12/04-16-59>
Message no. 14
From: Avenger <Avenger@*******.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 00:20:47 +0100
>>>>>[Dark Stranger, the death of Lynch will serve no intrinsic purpose
in itself. It is something that is owed to him. I have no sympathy for
the Feds, or law enforcement in general. I have operated for six yeaars
in four cities under their corrupt noses and still I am a ghost to them.

We intend to kill Lynch ourselves. The invitation is to any others who
have suffered at his hands, others such as those associated with people
who have disappeared or died at the hands of the vindictive morons who
associate with him and operate at his beck and call. Operatives such as
Quinn, Easy, and other retard psychopaths. I personally will kill
Lynch, if I am fortunate to find him in a situation that suits me.
Whether the Shadows unite against anything is immaterial, it simply
proves that for all their claimed friendships and associations they are
simply cowardly whipped curs who's only interest in life is claiming
their fame in a node where they can immitate life as they imagine it in
their twisted fantasies.

The offer was solid, I do not expect any of the pussies in this node, or
the others to which the message was posted to react or accept. I have
every confidence that they will all show the mile wide yellow streak
centred on their backs and crawl into deep holes.

The death of Lynch will end a chapter of a book that has been a long
time ending. His termination will end my personal quest and enable me
to sleep again. He, and only he can stop this.

I have no interests in honour. I care nothing for innocents or
children, cowards or grannies. They are immaterial to my cause, and as
metahumans, are potential breeders of the pollution that sullies our
world. To such an end they shall die, until the severed head of Lynch
rests on the steps of City Hall. Then and only then will the city be
safe from the open warfare that approaches. Then and only then will the
battle resume a political rather than militant stance. If I or mine are
able to kill the bastard, fine, same ending. We stop. The elves leave
- one way or another. But the war that hovers on the horizon ends.

Do not make the mistake of thinking my threats to be weak. Though many
will make that attempt. What begins now will affect everything you and
others know. Corporations, government, police and federal presence.
Everything will shut down. There will be other consequences of this
war, consequences even I cannot imagine, but they will be written in the
history books.

No longer are we one man and a few followers. We are Legion!]<<<<<
-- Abbadon <00:20:13/04-16-59>
Message no. 15
From: Avenger <Avenger@*******.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 00:25:20 +0100
>>>>>[Morningstar, you are right, and wrong.

Think on it. We wander off, kill a couple of hated shadowrunners, kill
a few police, kill a politician. What does that achieve? Nothing
except a few bylines in the press. Kill a dozen civilians. Evicerate
them and spread the remains around in an arcane pattern, decorate the
walls with their blood, destroy schools and hospitals, bus stations and
theatres, bars and nightclubs, buses, trains, aircraft. THAT get's the
news. THAT gets the message across. THAT makes people stand up and
listen. THAT brings fear.

Terrorism is a simple thing. It is political or it is personal.
Research your subject. There are many many studies on it. And only a
few have managed to get it right. Would the population react in the
same way to a suicide attack on Fort Lewis as they would to a bomb in
SeaTac? No. SeaTac is the better target. Killing soldiers is
pointless, that's what they're paid for.]<<<<<
-- Bacchus <00:25:11/04-16-59>
Message no. 16
From: Avenger <Avenger@*******.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 00:28:05 +0100
>>>>>[I see you prepare Haven for the coming siege Valentine. It is so
refreshing to see at least one person with the courage of their
convictions. At least you will prove a worthy target.

I can only apologise that soon you will see your life's work go up in
flames. Unfortunate but if you will harbour scum, you must expect a
-- Abbadon <00:27:12/04-16-59>
Message no. 17
From: Avenger <Avenger@*******.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 23:59:57 +0100
>>>>>[Shadow, Dragon - you are but two amongst many. You may kill some,
you may succeed in hunting a few of those who serve the cause, but you
are only two and we are many. Sooner or later you will tire, you will
make errors, and at that point mercy will be as short as that which you
yourselves offer.

Attack me and mine at your leisure, but be forwarned you will die as a
result. The much vaunted FBI and SIGA have been unable to remove us or
find us, you mean nothing to me. You are merely scum to be despised and
ignored with the contempt you deserve.

Come ahead heroes meet your destiny and your doom. Though it is claimed
you are members of some bunch of dorks known as the Motley Crew, it
matters not. The entire force of Lone Star has been unable to pry us
from our emplacements. What possible hope could you have?

Remember heroes, you may come after us with justification in your minds,
but the LAW will not see it as that. They will see you as simple
killers running rampant. You will be hunted by the Police, by the Feds,
by SIGA by the CIA, Knight Errant and the other LawEnf communities,
while you hunt that which you do not understand.

I do not fear you, fools.]<<<<<
-- Abbadon <23:59:09/04-15-59>
Message no. 18
From: Avenger <Avenger@*******.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 00:09:06 +0100
*****PRIVATE: HellMutt
>>>>>[It is done. The words will be painted in blood.]<<<<<
-- Abbadon <00:08:29/04-16-59>
Message no. 19
From: Avenger <Avenger@*******.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 00:07:44 +0100
>>>>>[Havoc has already been cried, and the dogs hunt your scrawny
mutant ass bitch.

It is time for us to dance, though you'll not find me such a considerate
partner as my predecessor.

-- Bacchus <00:06:00/04-16-59>
Message no. 20
From: Jaimie Nicholson <jaimie.nicholson@********.OTAGO.AC.NZ>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 12:08:04 +1200
>>>>>[Oh boy, hot dog, sign me up. Oh boy, oh boy.]<<<<<
-- Segen <17:07:14/04-15-59>
Message no. 21
From: "Paul J. Adam" <shadowtk@********.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 01:13:24 +0100
>>>>>[Standard terrorist shit, in other words.

"Look at us! We can kill little kids and blow stuff up! And if you don't
give us what we want everything bad that ever happens after that is
_your_ fault! You _made_ us do it!

Abbadon: learn this phrase and learn it well.

Payback is a motherfucker.]<<<<<
-- The Mighty Quinn <23:17:43/04-15-59>
Message no. 22
From: "Paul J. Adam" <shadowtk@********.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 01:18:33 +0100
>>>>>[Hey, Abbadon, it really strikes me that Lynch got you scared

You're saying you're gonna go around killing any folks you like until
someone _else_ snuffs him for you?

Now, maybe I'm just a dumb biker chick from Atlanta, but don't that tell
everyone that you want him dead, but you ain't able to do it yourself?
You got to get someone _else_ to off the guy, you don't got the talent
to go for him yourself, or the balls or the cash to just lay a contract
on his ass and say "kill this sumbitch for me"?

I mean, some mofuck gets in my face, either I let it ride or I teach him
a lesson there and then. I don't go around the neighbourhood hurting
people and breaking shit up and saying I'll stop soon as someone kicks
the ass of the guy who pissed me off. I try that shit round here,
someone's gonna pop a cap in my face, y'know? And maybe you're gonna get
the same problem.

I got no quarrel with Lynch. Know the dude, he's okay. You, I never
heard of, except you're gonna snuff some uptown civs. Yeah, whatever,
dude, like that really gives me incentive to go hunt and kill a Federal
officer, that's a seriously non-longevity-enhancing manoevre. I gotta
live to spend that money you're bragging about, you know...

But you fuck with my business or my people, then buddy, I'm gonna be the
most co-operative Federal witness in history, plus I am personally gonna
_kill_ your skinny Human ass. I ain't got a lot, and you take any of it
away from me, I gonna get _angry_.

You want to scare people, off Lynch. _Then_ we'll talk 'bout how
dangerous you'n'yours are. Until then you're just another wannabee with
too much firepower.

And bragging about how you got all this lethal crap that could wipe out
the city, but then telling all how one itty-bitty Fed is beyond your
reach and you got to get us to kill him for you, don't do your
credibility no favours, you get me?]<<<<<
-- Harley <01:02:46/04-16-59>
Message no. 23
From: "Paul J. Adam" <shadowtk@********.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 01:45:57 +0100
>>>>>[Good, you claim you're hunting me, that'll save me some time.

Come and get some.]<<<<<
-- Easy <01:45:43/04-16-59>
Message no. 24
From: "Paul J. Adam" <shadowtk@********.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 02:41:05 +0100
>>>>>[Again, the whining of a coward.

"He, and only he can stop this."

Of course, Abbadon. Even now, my husband has his gun to your head,
ordering you to murder randomly on pain of your life.

Oh... he doesn't?

Then you _choose_ to casually kill strangers, and you accept the penalty
thereof, and it ill behooves you to gripe that this is somehow his
fault. You chose to _begin_ this, you choose to continue this, and it is
merely proof of your craven nature that you seek to blame your deeds on

And, Abbadon, study your scripture more carefully, and learn the fate of
the demons whose names were legion. They were cast out into a herd of
swine, and fled in terror over a cliff where they fell to their deaths.

I would not have chosen such a name, myself.]<<<<<
-- Lilith <02:40:53/04-16-59>
Message no. 25
From: Avenger <Avenger@*******.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 02:22:06 +0100
>>>>>[Read what has been written dumb biker chick from Atlanta, and
maybe you'll understand the stupidity of your own statements.]<<<<<
-- Abbadon <02:21:09/04-16-59>
Message no. 26
From: Avenger <Avenger@*******.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 02:18:23 +0100
>>>>>[Yes Quinn, payback is a motherfucker. Come to me freak. I will
entertain myself for a while peeling the living flesh from your bones,
and selling the proceeds to a Thai restaurant - if they'll take such
contaminated meat.

Your words are meaningless when compared to the actions of yourself and
your so-called friends, who even now desert you with their tails stuck
between their legs - to hide in a different place.

Never mind, you will provide sufficient distraction for now. I will
remember your words Quinn, and teach you their meaning. I will tattoo
them to your skull while you watch.]<<<<<
-- Abbadon <02:16:11/04-16-59>
Message no. 27
From: "Mark A. Imbriaco" <perlhacker@*********.NET>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 02:33:53 -0400
>>>>>[ Do NOT approach Haven as a target Abaddon. I'm certain it will
prove unhealthy. ]<<<<<
-- Nomad <02:24:13/04-16-59>
Message no. 28
From: Brian Angliss <angliss@*****.COLORADO.EDU>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 11:15:25 -0600
*****PRIVATE: Abbadon
>>>>>[The bus will be leaving the Seattle Art Museum at approximately 1400
hours. The most logical route will be >>route<<. Good
-- HellMutt <11:16:31/04-15-59>
Message no. 29
From: Erik Jameson <erikj@****.COM>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 13:23:58 -0400
>>>>>[Abbadon, many have proclaimed Apocalypse before you. Millenium cults
ran rampant, claiming either a new beginning or an end to everything.

VITAS was the End. Goblinization was the End. The shattering of the US
was the End. There's some new cults popping up saying that the return of
Halley's Comet next year I think will also be the End.

It's tiresome, even to a lone cynic like myself. Why are you any different
from any other apocalypse cult? Why are you any different from Alamos
20,000? Or the often-rumored but never proven Winternight?

And to be quite truthful, I'd kill Lynch if I thought I could believe you.
While he seems to an honourable man and stands fast by his friends, if I
honestly believed that his death would stop the blood shed I would hand
deliver his head to you myself. The needs of the many are more important
than the needs of the few or the one in this case, since so many of the
many are as close to innocent as is possible in this world, children.

But your actions have initiated other freelance actions and the hatred has
bubbled over, spilling onto the streets. That will not be so easy to stop.
You have disrupted the fine balance that had existed only days previously.
And since you have no way of stopping this, I will not accept your
contract. And I doubt many others will either.

It's a truth, not a threat. The more blood you spill, the more you swing
the shadows against you. I'm on the fence. So are many, many others.
Don't push the fence over.]<<<<<
-- the Dark Stranger <09:20:13/04-16-59>
Message no. 30
From: Brion Wauters <STU2204@****.COCO.CC.AZ.US>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 13:26:35 -0700
>>>>>[Sorry, Abbadon, but we ain't buying. Alamos 20K, the Hands of Five
and lord knows who all else have been trying to "eliminate the metahuman
scurge" since before I was born. These folks have years of experince,
their own R&D (both magical and weapon), and enough followers to
populate a small country. If they haven't been able to wipe out
metahumanity, why should we belive that some group that formed, what, 2
years ago?, could.

And like others have said, if you got all the power you claim, than why
do you need _us_ to get Lynch? It don't wash.]<<<<<
-- Irish <13:26:45-16-04-59>
Message no. 31
From: "Paul J. Adam" <shadowtk@********.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 20:34:30 +0100
>>>>>[Inventive babble, Abbadon. Seven out of ten for verbiage. Zero out
of ten for carry-through. Usual problem, all mouth and no trousers.

And how am I going to watch you carving stuff into my skull? Sheesh.
Quite apart from the geometry problem (what are you going to do, tie me
up in front of a mirror and prop my eyelids open?) if I've got eyes
you're dead. If the eyes are SOL by then, how am I watching _anything_?

What is it about you cowardly murdering psychopaths? Is there some
academy that trains you, but you have to check your common sense and
your logic at the door and you never get them back?]<<<<<
-- The Mighty Quinn <I:finally:got/to-do-this!>
Homicidal Psycho Clean-Up Squad
Strategic Intelligence Gathering Agency
Message no. 32
From: Avenger <Avenger@*******.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 02:53:05 +0100
>>>>>[Yes Stranger, many have proclaimed the apocalypse before, but none
have seen what I have witnessed, nor have any had the foresight to
understand that which approaches.

For many VITAS, UGE, and the fracturing of America /was/ the end, for
others it was a beginning. I do not claim the end of the world, re-read
my words if you missed that, I /do/ claim that something comes, that a
shadow hangs on the horizon that will shake civilisation to it's core,
the foundations of the cities and governments we know will be broken and
cast upon an unforgiving land. Armageddon approaches Stranger, it is
not the foretelling of the end of life, but something that will affect
life as we know it, something that will affect life so fundamentally
that the world will be forever changed by it's occurrence.

You completely misunderstand the point don't you. I and those who
follow the banner are not an armageddon cult - we are warriors in the
service of a higher power, we are the soldiers of the apocalypse, pawns
in it's machinations. Why am I and mine different from Alamos and
similar cults. We are different because we have passion and belief,
because we fight for a cause we believe in rather than follow an excuse
for random acts of stupidity. The attrocities committed under our flag
are calculated to achieve one thing, and in that they are successful.
We do not mind devoting our lives to the cause, and will not grovel on
the bench of justice if taken, we do not plea bargain as do the Alamos,
and their clones.

I do not expect you to believe me or trust me Stranger, though you will
find /no/ reason not to. In all my dealings I have been completely
honest, and generous. Jason's death will end the violence as it is now.
Whether his death is at my hand or that of another is immaterial. I
cannot say it will end _all_ violence, that would be an uneducated
statement, but it will end the campaign instigated by my orders.
Random violence occurs as is, there is little I can do about that. But
for an example, in the last two years the warriors following under my
banner have been silent, except for the occassional statement and
reminder - we have been politically active, and continue to fund
candidates we believe are suitable.

You don't have to believe me when I say the campaign will end, but you
have no reason to disbelieve me either. I know that the actions of the
Children have awakened a deep seated hatred in the heart of Seattle, but
that violence and hatred will die again, very quickly once I withdraw
the support of the Children, and the cells once again return to their
peaceful campaigning. I do not worry about the shadows turning against
me Stranger, they are too few and far between to pose much more than a
vague threat to one such as I - also it doesn't matter if I die, the
cause continues, and another will be sent to take my place - the
Children will live on. Another waits to take the mantle of Thunda, he
has not yet been released. Once he is, there will be only one outcome,
and I will be unable to prevent it, that is not a threat, it is a fact,
and I only have a short time to prevent it.

I can provide you with no assurances that the campaign will stop and the
escalation prevented except my own word as a warrior that I will turn
myself in to the Police upon Lynch's confirmed death. My arrest will
end it - there are ways of assuring that. Think on it Stranger, you
have nothing to lose by thinking.]<<<<<
-- Abbadon <02:49:32/04-17-59>
Message no. 33
From: Avenger <Avenger@*******.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 02:30:08 +0100
>>>>>[Do NOT... Nomad, surely you have enough intelligence in you to
understand that such a statement to one such as I is no more than an
invitation. Unhealthy? No more so than allowing the sewer pit to
continue untouched. I have no illusions that I or my forces would be
able to destroy Haven, that is beyond my abilities, but I will prove it
is not the enclave of purity and safety that it's founder claims. The
walls have flaws, and we will find them.

Already my people have successfully attacked Haven, soon we will strike
again, and again, and again. There is nowhere in the world that is safe
from our attention, nowhere that is safe from our hand. Individually we
may not be able to remove every single metahuman from this country, but
we will certainly make them realise they are unwelcome. Once the
conditions are met, we will begin to assist in the restructuring of
America - to return it to the glory and power it once knew. This is
just a beginning Nomad, and your hidden threats are meaningless.]<<<<<
-- Abbadon <02:29:31/04-17-59>
Message no. 34
From: Wildthing <twowolfe@*******.NET>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 03:01:31 -0700
>>>>>[I will destroy anyone who follows this freak in his quest the
clean meta-humans.]<<<<<
-- Wildthing <23:59:09/04-16-59>
Message no. 35
From: Erik Jameson <erikj@****.COM>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 12:40:12 -0400
>>>>>[You'll have to forgive me Abbadon, several years out of country means
that I am unfamiliar with the CoT and their history. So based on previous
postings from you, I had to assume that you and your organization was just
another doom-sayer's cult.

So what is this portentous change that you strive for? Who is it that you
serve? Why must so much blood be shed for your Apocalypse to occur? I
must claim a certain amount of curiousity. While I find your methods
crude, barbaric and distasteful, your motives are unclear.

Perhaps it is because I still fail to see a real connection between your
holy war (for that is what this is, isn't it?) and your obsession with
Jason Lynch. If he is merely a personal thorn in your side, what does he
matter? Surely your Apocalypse will rid you of this problem when it comes,
correct? And if you are as "fanatical" about your cause as you seem to be,
you should be able to ignore these little thorns.

Unless that is, of course, Lynch stand directly in your path. Is Lynch an
obstacle that must be overcome for your Apocalypse or is he a mere
obsession? I'm sure the great holy men in our history have had many
personal dislikes and hatreds, but they were able to put them aside for
their greater cause. That is what made them great.

You strike me as religious fanatics. I can't say I have a high opinion of
fanatics of any stripe, but you're free to choose what you believe and how.
And I'll admit to curiousity about you and your motives and beliefs. But
if you continue killing children, heaven and earth will shake from the
battle between you and I, your minions and your enemies.

The storm is brewing. I have not decided if I shall take shelter
underground or if I shall ride the lightening and the wind wielding
instruments of your destruction. Your actions will decide.]<<<<<
-- the Dark Stranger <09:49:32/04-17-59>
Message no. 36
From: "Paul J. Adam" <shadowtk@********.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 22:10:00 +0100
>>>>>["Your word as a warrior?"

A warrior does his own killing, Abbadon, and grieves when he cannot.

You are no warrior.]<<<<<
-- Lynch <22:09:54/04-17-59>
Message no. 37
From: Avenger <Avenger@*******.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 03:29:09 +0100
>>>>>[Hey Wildthing - Blow me!]<<<<<
-- Dillan <03:28:12/04-18-59>
Message no. 38
From: Avenger <Avenger@*******.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 03:30:54 +0100
>>>>>[I do my own killing Jason, some of which you have seen, some you
have heard of, some you have yet to find.

I grieve, because at this time, I am unable to kill you. Come out of
hiding Jason. It's time to dance old man.]<<<<<
-- Abbadon <03:30:09/04-18-59>
Message no. 39
From: Avenger <Avenger@*******.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 03:49:16 +0100
>>>>>[I forgive you for not knowing a great deal about us Stranger that
is understandable, we have been quiet and well behaved for some time
however, things have come to a head now, brought on by Jason, and
something must be done. My obsession, as you correctly call it, with
Jason, is a personal thing. He is my particular nemesis, placed upon
this planet just specifically to make life difficult for me.

I have so far only managed to find those peripheral to him,
unfortunately he's a bit of a slippery eel, and rarely is available for
more personal conversation. Although he'll never admit it, he and I
have much in common.

It is not that blood must be shed for something to occur, it is
unfortunate that blood must be shed to create the circumstances for
Jason's death. I do not have the time to philosophise with you, nor
explain my motives, those of my superiors or the coming events. Perhaps
after Jason is dead, then I will have time to talk with you, and explain
why this unpleasant situation has arisen, and what is to follow. As
regards Jason being an obstacle. Yes, in a way he is. He and his alien

We are not particularly /religious/ in our fanaticism, though I suppose
in some ways religious fervour does play a small part. If heaven earth
should shake as a result of a battle between us, then that is as it must
be. Though of course, many valiant people will die as a result of such
a meeting, and such a battle.

Targets are targets. Children and suchlike are no more innocent than
you or I. They grow, they learn, they make their own choices and
decisions in life. They commit heinous crimes, and wondrous deeds, yet
they are the future that is destroying our present. I must confess that
I always find fascinating the special place that children hold in
people's hearts and minds. You were all children once, yet what are you
now? Killers, murderers, law breakers, some mother's heartbreak. How
amusing that someone who could become like you all, should be so

I do not control the actions of my servants Stranger. They kill who they
kill, the way they choose to kill them. I merely point a finger and say
"go". The end results are not my choice and I do not condone them, but
neither will I condemn them. What dies today, will not suffer the pain
of tomorrow, what ceases to be a life today, will not be a part of the
corruption that is on the horizon.

There is a storm brewing, you are quite correct in that assumption. And
if you and I should meet in battle, our strife will merely be the
thunder announcing the coming storm. Powers walk this earth that you
nor I can imagine. People meddle in things they cannot comprehend, and
the worst instigators of this meddling stands amongst us all, in the
forms of the metahumans. I have seen things that defy the imagination,
and chill the soul, brought about by the meddling of elven insanity. I
have seen attrocities by elven creatures, claiming them to be neccessary
for the greater good. I am called a terrorist, a lunatic, and a number
of other adjectives, but I am simply a tool, a tool that serves a power
that would see an end to the insanity and terror that is approaching us
at the beck and call of metahuman instigators.

If I read you correctly, then we will face each other across the field
of battle Stranger, because I cannot prevent the deaths of those you may
respect or hold dear. For centuries people have died in battles far
greater, and more senseless than the one I now wage against the invader,
people will die in this battle, as may I. You will do as you feel you
must. Perhaps, if we survive, we may talk again.

I can call an end to /this/ violence, and wage my war a different way, a
more peaceful way, but there is a condition to that, that I have to meet
first - and the death of Jason Lynch is that condition.]<<<<<
-- Abbadon <03:49:32/04-18-59>
Message no. 40
From: Wildthing <twowolfe@*******.NET>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 11:04:08 -0700
>>>>>[Hey Dillan - Only if you 6 feet tall blue eyes and have the
nicest breasts ive ever seen]<<<<<
-- Wildthing <22:28:12/04-18-59>
Message no. 41
From: Karl Low <kwil@*********.COM>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 23:21:11 -0600
>>>>>[I know a lady who gets her kicks from wearin' out norms, Wildthing.
she fits that description to a "T". Well, except that she's eight feet tall
an' can nearly beat me in an arm-wrestle. Hell, if you can outlast her, I'll
even pay 'er fees for ya.

Provided I get trideo-copies that you actually did, of course. Heh.]<<<<<
-- Xenon Black <23:13:51/04-18-59>
Message no. 42
From: Jeffrey Mach <mach@****.CALTECH.EDU>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 22:41:48 -0700
>>>>>[Lemmie guess, Xenon, she's a Nordic Giant and member of the Swedish
bikini team.

No way I'd want to deal with a woman that _BIG_.

+++++Engage encryption

Okay, so that's for my dwarven G/F in case she hacks S-Land again. Any
chance I could get a copy if you get a copy? We could discuss a possible
trade. Doing the work that I do, I come across footage of *all*
sorts. >:) ]<<<<<
-- NewzJunkie <22:42:10/04-18-59 PDT>
Message no. 43
From: Wildthing <twowolfe@*******.NET>
Subject: Re: Announcement
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 20:28:15 -0700
>>>>>[Xenon Black you pay the fee ? ok whats the number ? and I not a
-- Wildthing <01:13:51/04-20-59>
Message no. 44
From: "Freddy Frypp" <JAMES-CUENO@*********.edu>
Subject: Announcement
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 15:39:10 CST
***** Private: Kor
>>>>>[You wanted to know when Freddy was back. As of thirty-some-odd
hours ago he's awake. The, uh, docs are still poking and prodding
him - trying to figure out what happened while he was out. They've -
ah - told us that some things aren't quite working the way the way
were when he stepped out. Other than that, well, we don't know
-- Spark (15:32:33 / 10-30-56)

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