Monday, September 1, 2014

Universe Bowl VII: Post 7

I found the complete letter from Governor Morris to Bill Duer. It was evidently from last spring, shortly after the Week 5 matches. In lieu of what has occurred it sheds a little bit more light on what we are dealing with.

April 27, 2014

Mr. Duer,

As you know, the past couple of weeks have been complicated to say the least. The casualties on every side were great, more then even I imagined. I never wanted it to go this far but since it has, I see no way for us to turn our backs on it now. When we gained control of the “Process”, as our scientists are now calling it, we thought we were just taking control away from the Watchers, which we were, but we did not fully understand the power that we created.

Now I know per our many conversations that we did not actually create this power. I realize that we stole this power from the Watchers by the only way we knew possible. What I am writing to you about right now is something different. I say different because the power that we thought we were in control of is not exactly the power we intended to create. I apologize for the vagueness of this letter but as of right now, we are still not sure what it is.

I do not need to explain everything to you as you already know much of the internal research, but I need to go over a couple of things. When we manipulated the Chaos King, we didn’t think twice about what we were doing in regards to consequences. We were so preoccupied with taking over the Process that we didn’t even consider the repercussions of doing it. Despite our success with taking over the Machine as we set out to do, we failed to put any research into what it would mean overall.

With that being said, we have since looked into it and what we have found is quite startling to say the very least. We knew from the beginning that the Process was tied directly to the Graveyard. Given we are still not quite sure how this was originally created, but we are sure that this is how they have regenerated our planet for all of these years. Which naturally means that the Graveyard is older then we originally thought, possibly as old as our planet itself.

Back on point though: How does this relate to what we did?

When we took over the Process, we did it to take power away from the Watchers; that was it. What we created in the interim is vastly different from what we originally conceived and so much worse. The energy we stole from the Chaos King was unstable to say the least and therefore uncontrollable for the most part. This led us into forcing the residual energy into certain levels of our research facilities that stretch throughout our planet. After months of cycling through these different facilities we assumed that it’s dissipation was either a natural occurrence or just the energy losing its, well, energy to put it bluntly.

At first we worried about what it might do to our planet but once we gained control of the Process, we put it to the side as something to deal with at another time. We now know we have made a grave error in judgment. This unstable energy was unstable because we separated it from itself. Now this is a very basic explanation of what has occurred but it is the simplest way to explain it. The real reason why we have lost so many people over these last few weeks has very little to do with the constant battles that have been taking place. That energy has taken on the form of something that we are still not sure what it truly is. The only thing we know for sure is that the energy is a concentrated form of the power that exists in the Graveyard; only it is not being controlled by anyone outside of itself. This means that despite our greatest efforts to tame whatever this “Being” is, we have no way of stopping it. That means that very quickly our entire planet, including everything inhabiting it will eventually be overtaken by it.

The timetable is still fuzzy at this time but our most conservative estimates put the total annihilation of our planet at 184 days, just over six months. Bill, I know much of what you have supported in the past has been overzealous to say the least, but I know even you never wanted anything like this. We took the power away from the Watchers and in the process, have destroyed everything that we originally sought out to save. Please Bill, listen to everything in this letter and do whatever you can to help us.

We will continue to find a way to fight this but as of right now, we have nothing. Once the planet is infected, there will be nothing we can do. Though as one of our chief analyst’s pointed out, we are not fighting an infection, we are fighting the cure.

With Sincere Regrets,

Governor Morris

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Universe Bowl VII: URGENT MEMO

The transmission I promised you guys. I believe this changes everything.

Mr Duer,

My name is Arnold Zybasco and I'm one of the chief astronomers here at the University of Zanthos. I'm emailing you with some news of grave importance.

I was using the telescope at the university to study the outer rim of our stratosphere, when I saw the space based headquarters for the two teams participating in this year's Universe Bowl. As this "sport" really holds no interest to me, I paid them no mind and continued my research.

Suddenly, the stars began moving in a very peculiar fashion, and the sun seemed to get closer. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw an explosion. Oddly enough, all the stars seemed to be converging on the battlefield of the FFL. I switched over to our satellites view, at no small cost I may add, and what I saw shocked and horrified me.

It's as if the planet itself had attacked the combatants and slaughtered them all. There were bits of bodies, spacecrafts, and weaponry everywhere. I saw what I believe is a "Star Sapphire" struggling in vain to fight the gravitational pull that was pulling her into our sun.

To say this is unprecedented is an understatement. I don't know what could be causing this, or why, but I feel it imperative for us ALL that we immediately cease this event and end all affiliation with the Fantasy Fantasy League. Clearly, there has been a balance upset here, and if we don't stop it now, we all may suffer the consequences.

I have already sent reports of my findings to the various GMs, coaches, and Watchers of the "FFL" but none seem to be interested in what I have to say. I even included a list of the casualties of this phenomena culled from footage taken from our satellites and identified by various colleagues who follow this barbaric sport. The fallen are:

- Vitar
-Vampire Nick Houslander, Ewok #56, Peeta Mellark (w/Jarnborn (Thor's Axe) and Smurf 7
-(Kingdom Come) Power Woman
-(Kingdom Come) King Marvel
-(Kindgom Come) Lady Marvel

-Blue Lantern Hal Jordan
-Black Lantern Ryan Poteracki
-Boba Fett
-Aayla Secura and R-2 unit #3
-Star Sapphire #2

Please, Mr Duer. Please save us all.

Thank you for taking this threat seriously,

Dr Arnold Zybasco

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Universe Bowl VII: Kitties Correspondent Post #3

This will be the last time that I report back to you. For that I am sorry but my wounds were much more serious then I at first suspected. My pack still does not know this but I can tell that Aberforth knew the second they brought me back into the house. He and I have come to an agreement that he will take over these transmissions for me, so I hope that will work out for you. I am going to tell Sam after I am done with this as I can tell it will not be long before I am gone. He is a good leader and I know he is more the capable of dealing with this.

The magic’s have been less then truthful with us as well.

Aberforth told me this morning that the voice or I should say, voice’s we have been hearing lately are not the voices of local’s or even our opponent. He said that they discovered during a routine location spell last week that something was interfering with their magic. They originally thought that the Midget’s had sent someone out our way to block their magic, something that is easily detectable by simply doing another spell. After doing numerous other spells they realized that it was not a block, but the locater spell itself.

It was coming up blank (as he described it). As if the spell was saying that there were life forms in literally every square inch of the area. This is evidently impossible, as the spell does not ascribe to the sort of tree hugging; everything is alive type of sensibilities. It only locates living beings, not even trees or plants are included. This led them to believe that either they had lost their ability to work a proper spell (and trust me, this was not even a consideration in Regulus’ eyes) or that and this is their words, that the planet itself is somehow alive.

I feel bad for the boys because they are going to find this hard to believe when they are eventually told. I trust Sam to take the information to heart but I know Quil and Jared are going to take some convincing. Aberforth is a very trustworthy man so please except his transmissions as you have my own. I don’t usually like the Magic types, still don’t care for the Black family, but Aberforth and his sister are good people.

I suppose I leave this in their hands now. I don’t know if Regulus is correct with this whole “living planet” thing but Aberforth is sure worried about it and at this point, that is good enough for me. I send my love back home to my team and I have to hope at least one of us comes out alive. I feel okay about this now. I have faith in my team.

Universe Bowl VII: Post 6

This is a transmission I found from Governor Morris to the people of the playoff planet. I believe it is quite recent considering what else I have received. I will post this first as what has just come in is quite disturbing.

Dear Citizens of Feniks I,

I have feared for sometime now that this day was upon us.

For longer then I care to remember our lot in this universe has been that of perseverance through difficult times. We have been weathering these constant storms and despite our losses, we have always come through together and whole. I had often thought of a day when we may not come through and survive that storm.

I fear that day has finally come.

Despite our constant warnings and attempts at ridding ourselves of this awful threat we are finally at that moment where we can no longer sustain this fight. Something new has threatened our livelihood and it is time for us to leave. I cannot explain to you further without putting all of you in even greater danger. Please heed this warning and do exactly as I say.

At 0800 hours, three days from now, everyone who wants to leave this place will be taken off planet to find a new home for our world. There will be three ships leaving that morning with more then enough room to fit every living being on this planet. We insist on rounding up as many animals as you can find. We want our world to survive elsewhere and without bringing every-possible aspect of our world with us this will be impossible to do.

I realize this task is an overwhelming undertaking even with proper notice but since we have time working against us, we must complete this endeavor in as little time as possible. The three Trireme ships will be leaving the planet at twenty-minute intervals starting at 0800 sharp; so please start this process immediately. Spread word of this message as soon as you receive it and waste not a moment’s time.

I am so sorry that this day has come but if we can weather these next three days I promise you we can survive even this perilous situation. I hope to one day be able to explain this to everyone but until then, please trust me and be ready to leave at the time I have mentioned.

With My Deepest Sorrows,

Governor Bill Morris

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Universe Bowl VII: Midget's Correspondent Post #2

Zufa here, this should be reaching you, I just don't know how long they are taking.

Something is terribly wrong with this world and I am not talking about from a morality standpoint. I can hear things, which is not unusual per se, but there is something wrong about it. There are many voices but all the voices are the same. It's like something is going through this world but does not have any control over it. This makes little sense so I apologize for that. 

I am all alone as everyone of my local workers have either left or have perished. I have seen no one else in a while but I feel as if I am constantly pushing something away. My strength is not fully with me at this point and I know I am going to need it if we are going to get off this place with anyone alive. I know that is the goal now, I need to find the others to let them know. We must leave this place immediately.

Something IS wrong with this world, like it is no longer in control of itself anymore. This world is no longer just a place...I believe it is a thing.

Universe Bowl VII: Kitties Correspondent Post #2

By Jacob Black
Shrouded Forest

The strangeness of this place has not gotten any easier to take in over the last few weeks. All the magic types have been working tirelessly to figure out what is going on still but as of right now, they sure don’t have much to show for it. Our camp has been very well guarded, as we are still intact, despite the two fights we have been involved in.

Last week sometime, it could have been six days ago but honestly we have lost track of the days around here. I believe it was six days but I suppose it didn’t matter. Aberforth does detection spells every couple of hours and on that day he saw something coming towards the north. Jared and I went out to take whatever it was on and we came upon a lone ring holder. Given he was by himself and only had a blue ring on, which from what little knowledge I have of the rings, is fairly useless by itself. He still attempted to flee but Jared took him down with little fight. We have the ring now, though it seems about as useless to us as it was to him.

The fight yesterday was a different story though. Both bladed creatures came back to find us and I assume take us down once in for all. Ha, if they only knew who they were picking a fight with. Again because of Aberforth, we could tell someone was coming, which sure is a nice defense system to have on our side. Quil and Paul took lead on this one and since we knew where they were, we had the upper hand. Not that she didn’t pack a good punch, cause she did. Paul took the first strike and it was a doozy, knocking her to the ground but before he could do anything, the male came out of nowhere and stabbed Paul real good in the leg. You could hear his howl for a mile away I imagine but that is where Sam came in and jumped right on his back.

He probably would have gotten the upper hand but before he could get out from under him, Jared and I tore at his face until there wasn’t much left of it. We crushed the skull after a while, though it did take sometime before we could manage that. This is where the female attacked me and got me pretty damn good actually. Right in the stomach she got me, just held her claws in me like it was a personal vendetta, which I imagine it was. She thrashed at me for a while, something that I am still feeling today but luckily Quil and Sam pulled her away from me and finished her off once and for all.

It was a good fight, something that we had been looking for since we met up with them last time. They have me resting as my wounds for some reason still have not healed, something that has become sort of a running joke around here. Quil keeps calling me Gimpy, something he will come to regret when I fully heal. Nothing else much to report on I suppose other then the fact that we still have not heard anything from anyone else. This place is quiet and not in a good way. No wildlife or anything. The place just feels dead. Like I mentioned earlier, not getting any easier to understand this place. Can’t wait to get off this rock.

I’ll write back soon when something else happens. Until then, I guess this is goodbye

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Universe Bowl VII: Post 5

By Nickatu
August 20, 2014
Vitality City

Silence fell over the city as both teams found it difficult to use any form of stealth-tactics to their advantage. As we have been hearing, every store has been abandoned and for the most part devoid of any life forms. Unlike previous early reports, there have not been any sign of locals for sometime. Everything that we’ve been able to understand points to a possible underground hideout that they have either put together recently or the government facilities to which we know already exist. 

The day started out good for the Kitties as Monarch made quick work of Blue Devil, eviscerating him with a quick blast of energy that left nothing but blue mist in his place. This was quickly met with force, as Mighty Mouse took none too kindly to the sudden demise of his friend. The battle for dominance on the city street lasted a while but in the end, it was Monarch who stood victorious over the once Super mouse.

On the other end of the street, the degraded Zombie Sonic not so quickly caught up with the swinging Spider-Ham, though his speed was enough to take a bite out of his jugular, which left him bleeding on the street, dead. The thirst quenched Sonic stood for a moment satisfied but before he was able to manage any forward movement, he went limp and fell to the ground. The sudden death of their teammate is always a shock but from what has been happening so far in this match, it means that a quick exit was in order for Monarch, as he teleported away from the city.

After that, reports are a little sketchy but from what I understand, Stass Allie and Red Arrow had been doing fly bys around the city for protection. Not quite sure from whom, as from everything we had been hearing nobody was there. But as they flew by, the entire cityscape engulfed in flames, not only swatting both of them out of the sky, but also burning the city to the ground. Wreckage from the planes was seen outside the city (along with the bodies)

It is unclear if the attack was from the Phoenix Force (the most likely culprit) or if it was just another strange occurrence that continues to plague this battle. More to come as we figure it out.


Reports from Master Allie’s communicator in fact confirm a sighting of the Phoenix Force entity just seconds before communications were lost with the late Jedi Master. This is the first confirmed sighting of the Midget’s most fearsome combatant. A strong first showing for sure, a showing that will no doubt put the Kitties on notice.

The most interesting part of this report though does not involve the teams at all. About an hour after the city was scorched we are told that the city itself was gone. In its place was an enormous sinkhole nearly five miles wide. This is the first such report of a massive sinkhole so I will keep up on this to see if there is anything else like it.

Universe Bowl VII: Post 4

Thanks to Zufa pulling off some tricks that I thought only her daughter had in her, communications are back up and running. I am getting far too much data to post all of it but lest I say, there will be a lot coming at you in a very short time.

Promise to posting very soon.

Nickatu the Watcher

Monday, August 18, 2014

Universe Bowl VII: Midget's Correspondent Post #1

Are you getting this? I have no idea if this is going through to anyone but here it goes. This is Zufa Cenva reporting from, well, I am not quite sure where this place is called, but it is basically just an abandoned barn I believe. Things are bad here. It has been bad here from the start. I will admit, I have not seen any combat in weeks as I have built my own outpost with a group of locals. It has taken me the last ten days to gather enough raw materials to construct a working telegraph system here, a telegraph system that I know works, but has not as of yet, given me any incoming data.

Which is why I am not quite sure if this is going to anyone.

Things are not quite as they seem here. I know we are supposed to be fighting against the “Kitties” as they are being called, but it was made quite clear early on that they are not the only ones here on this planet. We lost a lot early on. I was part of a battalion early in the battle that included Deadshot, the bloodsucker and Usagi. It was a group I was proud to be a part of, that was until we met up with….It.

Don’t get me wrong, the Dumbledore’s were there and held their hold their own. They easily took down Deadshot without so much as a fight. When it came to the others though, I am still not quite sure what happened. The bloodsucker (who I figured was the strongest of all of us) just went still. Affected by it immediately, she just collapsed and turned to ash. Usagi thought he could fight it but, well, there is no fighting it. IT just wins, no matter what you do. So like I said, something is going on here and I suspect it is not the Kitties (again, not my name for them) who are in control of it.

If this is going out to anyone please listen up (Even if it is someone from my supposed opponent). Take cover and hide. I am working on a defense but as of yet, I have nothing. Stay strong and lie low. This is not the playoff planet of old. Something has changed. Something else is in control.

Zufa Cenva, signing out.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Universe Bowl VII: Post 3

I intercepted a partial letter earlier today that may be of interest to you. I am still trying to retrieve the rest of it but until now this will have to do. I am also sending in others to give me information on what is going on because if what this letter has to say is true, this battle will not be going on for much longer.

...means that very quickly our entire planet, including everything inhabiting it will be overtaken by it.

The timetable is still fuzzy at this point, but our most conservative estimates put the total annihilation of our planet at 184 days, just over six months. Bill, I know much of what you have supported in the past has been overzealous to say the least, but I know even you never wanted anything like this. We took the power away from the Watchers and in the process, have destroyed everything that we originally sought out to save. Please Bill, please believe me when I say everything in this letter is deadly serious and do whatever you can to help us.

We will continue to find a way to fight this but as of right now, we have nothing. Once the planet is infected, there will be nothing we can do. Though as one of our chief analyst’s pointed out, we are not fighting an infection, we are fighting the cure.

With Sincere Regrets,

Governor Morris