Allright, your turn, Talon.
|Talon: Okay, but give me a moment to think here, Robin.|
|Robin: Sure. Take your time.
|Chance: ... Robin, what are you doing?|
|Robin: What does it look like? I'm playing Chess with Talon.
|Chance: I don't want you playing any of your sneaky little tricks on him, Robin.|
|Robin: My, how rude! What on Phainein makes you think I'd do something like that?
|Chance: Maybe because of the time you conned Raymond out of all of his money by playing a card game with him?|
|Robin: It's not my fault he was such a bad player.
|Chance: It is your fault that you were making up the rules as you went along.|
|Talon: I think it's okay, Chance. We're not playing for money.|
|Robin: Yes. Besides, I'd play with Chester, but he's preoccupied at the moment...
|Chester: Dude, okay, this time, I'll be O's.
Dammit! Lost again. Okay, I'll be O's again...
Dude! WTF? Okay, one more try. I think I'll get it this time...
|Chance: ...and you still love this guy?|
|Robin: If I didn't, who would?|
|Honen: Stupid children, don't you know how to be quiet? A mad scientist can't do any research around here with you making so much noise, ay?|
|Chance: Watch it, Honen. I'm the librarian here, not you.|
|Talon: Sorry, Dr. Calzoun. We didn't mean to interrupt you.|
|Talon: ... So, um, what exactly are you researching?|
|Honen: Why you want to know, mountaindevil?|
|Talon: Uh, just curious...Um, something else I wanted to ask. It's been kind of bothering me for some time now...|
|Chester: Dude, crap, man...I just can't figure this game out...
|Robin: Try being the X's, Chet.|
|Chester: Oh, dude...didn't think of that. I'll give it a try...|
|Honen: You were saying, mountaindevil?|
|Talon: Well, I know how you like...want to conquer all the beings who have magical powers...But what about me? I have magic in my blood, but I can't actually use it. So, um, technically, I'm not a magic-user. But it is still there in my blood. So, would you have to crush me, too?|
|Robin: Woo...tree in the woods...|
|Talon: Oh, yes, Chance?|
|Chance: Please don't ask questions like that around here. The universe might implode again.|
|Talon: Oh, sorry...|
|Chester: WOO-DOGGIES!! WILLYA LOOK AT THAT!! I played as the X's AND I FINALLY WON!!
Dude, I am awesome!!! Thanks for the tip, Robin.
|Robin: *sigh* I just hope THAT doesn't cause the universe to implode.|
|Talon: Whoah, what the heck?|
|Robin: Universe implosion?|
|Chance: No. Power outage.|
|Honen: 3rd time zis week. Should we do someting?|
|Chance: No, sit tight. Let Lizaki and Deuce handle it.|
|Talon: I never noticed it before, but I appear to have hazel eyes.|
|Robin: I wonder what could be causing these blackouts?|
|Chester: Dude, I think it has something to do with that.|
|Chance: With what?|
|Talon: Gah! Is it a ghost? A haunted chess piece? Wha..?|
|Chance: More like Robin's magic tricks.|
|Robin: No not me, I swear it. And no one else in this room is psionic or magical...|
|???: Oh, no, that was just me, I bumped the table when I woke up.|
|Robin: Ack! Who is that?|
|???: The only person around here who doesn't have eyes.|
|Robin: Zumo?! What the hell are you doing under the table??|
|Zumo: I told you I was asleep. I couldn't help it. Honen's research always has that effect on me.|
|Honen: Wretched worm! Dat's where you been all zis time?|
|Zumo: Chill, man, I'll go scope out the power situation since I don't need light to see. And...by the way...you've got some serious eyeball deformity goin' on there, man.|
|Honen: Aye, yai, yai. Ver stupide.|
|Chester: Dude, if we were an animated cartoon, we'd be saving big time on the animation bill right now.|
|Robin: But we're not, so I guess all we're really saving is a little bandwidth.|
|Honen: And according to my research, zis site uses only 1% of itz alloted bandwidth.|
|Talon: Seriously? Is that what you've been researching all this time?|
|Honen: Aye. I had to make sure zis website had enough space for me to upload all my work.|
|Talon: Cool! We must have an awesome host.|
|Chance: Honen, stop trying to turn Talon into a blatant promo for our webhosting service.|
|Zumo: ELLLLLL-O! We have power in 5, 4, 3, 2...|
|Robin: Well, thank goodness that's over.|
|Zumo: You're telling me. For awhile there, I thought I wasn't going to actually appear in my first appearance in this series.|
|Chance: Any idea what caused it, Zumo?|
|Zumo: Yeah. Seems there's a giant cat roaming loose in the ventilation system. It keeps tripping the power cords.|
|Chester: Dude! Now that the power's back, I can play another game...
Dude...this could be really difficult...I have yet to score a point.
|Robin: *sigh* Checkmate, Talon.|
|Talon: Well, at least I'm still doing better than Chester! >D|