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 Post subject: The Acolytes are expressing their gratitude to the Master
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:24 pm 
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Thanks a lot for the forum, master!!

We, the acolytes now have a meeting place to conduct ceremonial sacrifices to our matron mother, Minerva!!

PS: I always wanted to post the following information concerning Episode One on a forum; now's my chance:

Just another thing I noticed about Episode One:
In the chamber where you see a recording from Dr. Breen's final communication with the Combine Advisor, when the pod slides under the floor, I am pretty sure I didn't see the "rune ring" there is on the Advisor... Does that indicate that the creatures with the mind-blast attack are actually not Combine Advisors but other Combine creatures, lower in hierarchy?

Also, is there a complete list of Advisor sightings during Episode One somewhere? It's like G-Man sightings, but different. :p


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Props to Minerva, but no sacrificing from me.


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You dare defy your master's whims? That's unheard of.

But we've been expecting this. Some acolytes do not wish to sacrifice other people, they’ll get their wish. Unfortunately, they will become sacrifices themselves! [evil laughter]

In all seriousness now:
Adam, thank you for the best single player mod this one has ever played! Keep up the good work!


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I refuse to be part of this!


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The master?

What, that figment of someone's imagination?

It's my domain here. My very own playground on this pathetic little network of yours. (Twenty minutes until timeout? That'll hardly cope with interstellar communications, will it?)

And, because all bad things must come to an end, I've insisted on a time limit.

The rules for this digital sandbox? Well, one - the end of the world is imminent. I like it when destruction is inevitable.


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The master?

What, that figment of someone's imagination?

It's my domain here. My very own playground on this pathetic little network of yours. (Twenty minutes until timeout? That'll hardly cope with interstellar communications, will it?)

And, because all bad things must come to an end, I've insisted on a time limit.

The rules for this digital sandbox? Well, one - the end of the world is imminent. I like it when destruction is inevitable.


A friend of a friend.


Your obscure and ambiguous statements only serve to confuse and befuddle the mind.


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Only because your own mind is so easily befuddled. :) But worry not - all will be explained in time once the combined intelligence of the Acolytes has been bent to the task of decifering our Lady's messages.

It's the end of the world as we know it... and I feel fine.

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Peons.

You lavish with praise the incomprehensible. You grovel to the brazened. You run with its Lunacy and strive to appease an affliction you know nothing of.

You cater to its every capricious whim, the only sense in your enthralled life, prompted by its every manic thought, affixed to your bound mind's eye.

Little matter, so long as there are number of you aplenty, fledgling sparks from a New World's flint.

One good blow deserves another.


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We really should start discussing and speculating about Half-Life 2 and Minerva, because there really is no time!

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Props to Minerva, but no sacrificing from me.


Fie. We have all sacrificed -- our time and our effort. So much as joining this forum is proof enough of that.

I count the days until I can serve my master again... that is, if they were indeed countable. Instead, I wait patiently, pulse rifle in hand, for when my time comes 'round again.

Death, destruction, all in the name of research and information. Life is impermanence, after all. Life is a contradiction -- patiently waiting is a contradiction in terms.

It's all Zen.


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Fellow Acolytes, I implore you to show more restraint in your public transmissions. You're setting a bad example for the new initiates, Annoying Minerva to no end, and distracting the Master from his work.

By the way, Minerva, How are you faring? Well, I hope? I wish you good luck in your endeavours.


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Anyone can demand examples. But it isn't to everyone's means that these examples be enforced.

Especially not when on the wings of Madness.


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Would any of us truly give up our lives to take part in one of Minerva's investigations? Honestly, for real?

I think I would. I have nothing better to live for and it would certainly be more interesting than what there is. More productive than life, with greater meaning. Short, yes. But it's quality of life, rather than quantity, that matters.

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 Post subject: our true enemy is instinct.
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Wouldn't that be against your natural human instincts?

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Yeah, probably. But I don't seem to have an instinct for self preservation. *Shrugs*

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