Comic 256 - You could hear him wheezing

Posted on 19th Aug 2017, 3:38 PM in Blood on Mars
You could hear him wheezing

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Morgenstern 19th Aug 2017, 3:38 PM edit delete
You make your tied up guard speak.

"I'm not the devil. I could hear you wheezing."

The man with the mask stays silent for a moment. He lingers, staring through his red lenses. He finally speaks again, his mask whirring as he breathes in deep.

"I am the Prophet. My queen--the goddess Enyo--speaks through me, when she so chooses. There are public churches..." He gasps. "...That hold her as a symbol of peace. Charity. Handouts... for the poor. I know the truth. I carve the path of the true church from the shadows. Enyo..."

He places a hand against the metal pillar, bracing himself to continue standing.

"...Enyo, in ancient times, was a goddess of war. She will lead us to overthrow the powers that be. We will tear this city apart. We will eat the rich and burn their mansions. You..."

He places his forehead directly against the guard's.

"You are... a symptom... of the disease choking this city. A bigger, better fascism, spawned in a petri dish. You will help us. We will stop the one that opposes Enyo. With the devil removed... nothing will... nothing will st..."

His words break down into gasping, gagging, fighting for air. He sinks to one knee, briefly. The towering beast behind him shows absolutely no concern--or anything, for that matter. The hulking mutant maintains a vacant expression, staring blankly off into space. His eyes--one in his face, one larger eye in the tumor on his back--wander, gazing off into different directions, but never really focusing on the events of the room for very long.


PurpleKetchup 19th Aug 2017, 4:07 PM edit delete reply
Hmm. It feels like the original cult of Enyo was hijacked by the Queen controller into the current mess we have now.
Those guys are the real deal and have no reason to cooperate with the upper crust. The fact that more and more followers of Enyo got subverted into working for Big Brother is probably tearing them apart.

The church of Enyo had its own Devil... the Queen controller only merged Jane with that concept.
This guy should understand that Jane isn't Enyo's Devil - however if she starts speaking through the tubeguard that won't help her cause.
Jane should go in the vent and talk to that dude. He can definitely help against TH.
Macheman7 19th Aug 2017, 4:10 PM edit delete reply
...Time for diplomacy, I think. Get a hold of Dr. Finch and see if he has some diplomatic advice, and employ it.
If not...
Have the guard be grudgingly willing to listen, if it will get him free. That sounds about like a correct personality.
On another note, have him ask the guy if he's gonna keel over dead on him or something.
Crestlinger 19th Aug 2017, 4:38 PM edit delete reply
Have the guard say 'Sounds good. Far better than my last job. Any initiation rituals? Meeting places?' in an attempt to gain intel about the possible branch opposing TH.
Eternity 19th Aug 2017, 4:43 PM edit delete reply
Ask if he's okay! And maybe ask the mutant to try to help. I'm pretty sure the devil wouldn't care if this guy is suffocating...