Comic 189 - Talk to Fuse, ask Grizwald about poster

Posted on 6th Aug 2017, 9:30 PM in Blood on Mars
Talk to Fuse, ask Grizwald about poster

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Morgenstern 6th Aug 2017, 9:30 PM edit delete
Without trying to distract Fuse, you get in touch with him about whether or not you can help. You mention that you've learned to dull pain, though you don't know if you could do it over such a distance.

"Well, now's a good time to find out, because I'm about to do something really stupid."

At which point he leans out the window of the truck... and uses his pyrokinesis to blow a tire out from under one of the pursuing cars.

It is not a safe distance, and Fuse is not calm.

The tire explodes, almost flipping the enemy car over in a massive fireball. A great streak of fire surges along Fuse's arm, Fuse screaming as his jacket catches flame. The sleeve incinerates almost immediately. You panic, fumbling to duplicate the steps you went through earlier... but you manage to do it. In a brief flash of pain Fuse nearly drives the truck off the road, but you keep his steering steady until you get the sensation of the burn dulled.

Fuse grits his teeth, continuing to steer with his good arm. "It's a start. Appreciate it."

You ask Grizwald about the symbol on the poster.

"Hmm... I think I have seen that a couple o' times, now that I thinks about it. There's a weird church makin' the rounds, the Temple of Enyo. I mostly seen 'em in the lower and middle tiers--looked like an excuse for rich folks to do charity stuff. Tax deductions, that sorta thing. Pretty sure they had that symbol, though. Never attended the service m'self, not really tha religious type."

You ask if he's ever met your mother.

"Don't think so, ma'am. I believe you're the first... extraterrestrial I've ever met. I knew they was around, but y'all are pretty good at hidin' yerselves. If I hadn't overheard some jackass rich guy yellin' on his phone about "whaddya mean some nurse is rejectin' the drug", I might never've known you existed. I like to hide in the vents at their clubs sometimes."


Vahno 6th Aug 2017, 9:53 PM edit delete reply

Grizwald. This is INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT. What Rich guy? Name, Face, ANYTHING!

This is the fucker who's causing EVERYONE trouble with mind control!
rufiangel 6th Aug 2017, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
DrBilly 6th Aug 2017, 10:08 PM edit delete reply
If he doesn't come up with enough of a lead, we might need to supply him with some cleantex. He might have some with him, but maybe not.
rufiangel 6th Aug 2017, 10:10 PM edit delete reply
I was under the impression he's already on Cleantex, given he actually said to Jane "I owe you a dollar" and that was from that one time she gave him a dollar when she was 8 years old I believe. XD;
rufiangel 6th Aug 2017, 9:56 PM edit delete reply
Hoooly smokes, Fuse. That was... AWESOME XD

I'm glad we managed to dull the burning pain, but I guess he's gonna want someone (maybe a blonde nurse) to take a look at that later. With the enemy car taken car of, I hope that means he (and Punk!Friend) will be okay for now. (EDIT: Wait, there were 2 cars and we only took care of 1. Uh. Okay, well, like Fuse said, 'it's a start'. Guess he can deal with 1 better than 2. Let's check in on him again in a bit.)

In the meantime, we finally have a name to the STQ cult-thing. I think Grizwald is the true vent hermit XD What kinda clubs are we talking about here? >_> Any one of them seem connected to the Temple of Enyo?
Baeronius 4th Sep 2017, 1:34 AM edit delete reply
Every time I read Griswald's text I get this high scratchy sound going through my head.
I assume it's because I watched the Yogscast a few years back and didn't forget their rendition of "Professor Griiiiswaaaald".
Benjerbro 27th Apr 2018, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
Aaaaaaand now I'll never stop reading that way.