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The Watch Extends – Uhrmachers

Uhrmacher
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Gen. Franziska Krieger, Olde Watch
 
07:21PM
On the outskirts of the City of Olde Watch, something had been under construction. Given the large tarps and covers that obscured it all, it was just about impossible to tell what it was from any angle. The construction crews were operating under Senate contract, however, which did peak interest from civilians that passed it on their way in and out of Olde Watch. But, the intrigue increased tenfold once an announcement was made that morning, calling for a press conference. A public announcement was going to be made by General Krieger, it seemed, something that would heavily impact the future of Hellifyno. Not her words, of course, but that was the word on the street all the same. Citizens flocked from Olde Watch, wanting to see what the occasion was, all the same.
 
Albert Wesker
 
07:27PM
– Wesker was in the crowd of the citizens the occasion peaked his interest.-
 
Gen. Franziska Krieger, Olde Watch
 
07:28PM
A pavilion had been created for the event, and that was where the media and civilians had gathered, with a small stage in the front, a white curtain obscuring… something from view. Armed MPs were on site, patrolling, keeping everyone back. And then, from the upper atmosphere, a ship appeared, a shuttle that was definitely from the large vessel that was in constant watch over Olde Watch. “That must be the General…” was the whispers from the crowd, and sure enough, as the shuttle landed, the first person to appear was Franziska Krieger. The General had earned herself a bit of an odd reputation. She was respected, sure, and maybe even feared… But others considered her a traitor. She was reportedly one of the firsts to act against the old Senate before it was even revealed to the public that they’d been compromised by the Void. Some took that personally… And others… well… Others said worse things. But all the same, the General made her way up onto the stage slowly, dressed in dazzling white, with her cane in hand. A hush fell over the crowd, causing their dull roar of idle chatter to die down into shy whispers.
 
Aero
 
07:32PM
ALL Corp news cat girls were in the crowd as well with cameras on the general. A few camera drones hovering around the film crew allowing live feed to those using ALL Corp television.
 
Albert Wesker
 
07:33PM
-Wesker makes his way to the front to get a better view, and sees the General.-The male respected the female.-
 
Gen. Franziska Krieger, Olde Watch
 
07:34PM
“Good evening. Thank you for joining me.” Her voice echoed out over the empty air through the microphone she spoke into. Pushing the round-rimmed spectacles on her face further onto her nose, Krieger’s steely gaze drifted over all of the faces present. Her iron-like eyes were something the tabloids loved to talk about. So young, and yet her eyes made her seem much, much older. Some speculated that maybe she’d just endured extensive cosmetic surgery to stay youthful, and they whispered about that now. Others theorized she was a cyborg, on account of most having never heard of a Franziska Krieger until recently… “Today’s announcement… was something I had planned to talk about some time ago, when I first took up my position and announced Olde Watch’s new position in our world. But, given the reception I got… I decided to delay indefinitely.”
 
Cpt. Kurai ¥. Kishimoto
 
07:34PM
There were some members of Kishimoto Incorporated there as well. Scattered through the crowd and focused on recording the big announcement, while the Captain watched the event on screen somewhere deep in space.
 
Alysha Kishimoto- Soulless
 
07:34PM
Alysha, oddly enough, had also come to watch….leaving her void-god whip behind, for now.
 
Gen. Franziska Krieger, Olde Watch
 
07:40PM
“You see… and I am going to speak candidly here, so pardon me if I come across as… rude… But I have little patience for how the world sees me or my city-state.” Franziska’s shoulders rolled a little as she seemed to bristle with a combination of rage and pride. “I understand the mistakes that have been made.” This caused a bit of a rumble in the crowd. “Yes, mistakes. Because what was done under the directives of our former Senate, corrupt or otherwise, wasn’t what was best for our world. We are a part of this planet, and always have been – us humans. We don’t have the same powers and abilities as the others we share this world with, but over many thousands of years, we have endured, prospered… and we have done so often by the sweat of our brow… and maybe, some of you wouldn’t care to admit this either, but by cooperating with the others we live with. Magicals, mutants, whatever you want to call them. It is my firm belief, regardless of my personal feelings towards a select few of those individuals, native to Hellifyno or otherwise… that we cannot survive without them.”
 
The rumbling turned into a brief moment of dissonance in the crowd. What was this? What was she saying? What was this all about? Why had she called them here? Franziska raised a hand to silently demand silence, and it came… to a degree. “Olde Watch is no longer the enemy. We are the protectors of our own, and those that are not our own. We cannot afford to be anything else. We want to reclaim our place economically? Then we need to cooperate, and more importantly, ensure our survival. Our military can fight alongside the rest of Hellifyno’s armed forces in order to protect us against invasion… and against those that also share our planet who aren’t keen on the idea of actually ‘sharing’… But…” She paused for a moment, and actually seemed to slip into deep thought. “What do we do the rest of the time? Our intel has always shown that the world isn’t always saved by armies… Sometimes… it is saved by people. By heroes.”
 
æ Scion Anthem Kishimoto æ
 
07:43PM
Without warning or fanfare did Anthem show up to the event. Wearing a hoodie and casually walking up towards the back of the crowd as she listened to what the General had to say.
 
Albert Wesker
 
07:45PM
-Wesker continue to listen to the General.-
 
Alysha Kishimoto- Soulless
 
07:46PM
As did Alysha, watching in silence, arms crossed, dressed rather casually, in a tee-shirt, and such. listening to the general’s speech
 
Gen. Franziska Krieger, Olde Watch
 
07:47PM
“They get called Heroes and Rogues. Champions. Fighters. Warriors. Guardians. These tend to be important leaders, but sometimes, they are just… interdimensional, outer-universal immigrants. Or they are nobody important at all. They are just people that know how to fight and use those skills to protect themselves, and sometimes, others…” The General straightened her shoulders a bit. “We leave this up to happenstance, however. We have just come to expect that service, haven’t we? We were blinded by our hatred, our unrest, by a feeling of persecution and injustice, that we succumbed to a darker power without even realizing it. And did we save ourselves? No. We were saved by heroes.”
 
Hasira Edvardas
 
07:49PM
Milling around towards the back a blonde stood as she listened. She usually hated these big announcement things, but eh… why not? She was bored anyways. Might as well stick around and see what this General had to say.
 
Gen. Franziska Krieger, Olde Watch
 
07:49PM
“I do not want that to happen again. And the first step towards accomplishing that… is that I want to create something new. We need our own heroes. Our own protectors. But… in keeping with Olde Watch’s new purpose, we cannot be selfish. We cannot afford to be insular. This world deserves more than that. Heroes have relied on their own resources, their own bravery, their own defiance and strength, in order to accomplish what they have in service of our world. And now… Olde Watch takes a step towards doing something different.”
 
Albert Wesker
 
07:56PM
– Wesker watches and listen wondering what this change could be.-
 
Gen. Franziska Krieger, Olde Watch
 
08:01PM
With a gesture of her hand, the tarps and covers concealing the building behind them fell away. And… it was a large building, of course, about 5 stories tall, circular and smooth by design. A hologram popped up just to the right of Franziska, showing it from the top-down… And it looked like a giant clock. The roof of the building marked with 12 lines, with a pair of arms on the top that moved away. In fact, listening closely… You could hear it. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Tick. TOCK. TICK. “We need something different. We need people who are steadfast, loyal, dependable, and always there for us… We need people to keep watch.” With a wave of her hand, the curtain on the stage parted as well, revealing a small group of men and women standing there. Most of them just seemed like simple office workers, but one stood out…
 
Hasira Edvardas
 
08:03PM
Hasi raised a brow as she watched the curtain fall. These people all looked… normal. What was the big deal?
 
Spc. Allison Greene
 
08:05PM
There she stood at the position of attention, Specialist Allison Greene had auburn gaze with a thousand yard stare as she tried to not let the crowd and cameras effecting her bearing. Standing at 5’6 with long, black hair that was tied up into a neat bun behind her head to go along with her dress blues and matching black dress shoes. Stiff shoulder pads against her midnight blue jacket with her rank in gold against them, along with golden highlights against the seam of that jacket. On the right side of her chest was the nameplate A. GREENE with the number 1168 underneath it, on the left side was a series of ribbons and medals, acquired during her time of service to the Olde Watch military. On her right arm was the flag of the Watch, while her left held the insignia to a completely new office; which was simply a pair of binoculars. Her pants were of a lighter shade of blue, with black seams along the other length. Standing ramrod straight, the others behind her standing, they all looked over to the General when the curtain dropped.
 
Gen. Franziska Krieger, Olde Watch
 
08:14PM
“We need people that will keep the watch like Allison Greene. She has proven herself to Olde Watch, protecting and serving its citizens… And now, she will prove herself to the rest of this world as an Uhrmacher, a Watch-Maker. Here is where she and others that will join her in the days to come will work constantly to preserve order in our world. When threats arise that Olde Watch, Inner Watch, and Far Watch cannot respond to immediately, the Uhrmachers will be there.” Franziska nodded to the crowd as they buzzed with excitement… and confusion. “Uhrmachers will be supplied and supervised by Olde Watch, but they need not be citizens of the city-state of Olde Watch at all. They don’t need to come from law enforcement. They don’t need to be anything other than heroes that want to protect the world and do so in an orderly, dedicated fashion… We don’t want to rob the world of its heroes and rogues… We merely wish to help those that can and will operate better with structure a place to do that work.”
 
“If you come from another world, but now call Hellifyno your new home, a home you want to keep safe.. Become an Uhrmacher. If you are a magical being, fearful or hesitant because of my city-state’s history? Become an Uhrmacher, and watch us closely as well. If you just want to be able to act as necessary in the face of danger… become an Uhrmacher.”
 
“There is a place for you here. Keep the Watch with us…”
 
See Know Evil (DM)
 
08:17PM
The hologram displaying the Uhrmacher HQ flickered and briefly went dark….
 
It flared back to life, but shimmered like television static, and a voice could be heard…
 
_YOU. ARE. SHEEP._ The voice was mechanical, clearly altered. _YOU CLOSED YOUR EYES AND FELL ASLEEP IN YOUR PASTURES, FORGETTING THAT WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES, YOU ARE RETREATING TO A DREAM WHEN THE NIGHTMARE IS HERE IN THE REAL WORLD._ The hologram further twisted itself, changing from grey static… to a monolithic head, dark as night, with three eyes staring out coldly, cruelly, at the people.
 
_THIS… PRETENDER… SHE WOULD SING YOU A LULLABY. UNITY. TOGETHERNESS. NO SUCH THING. WE ARE HUMAN. WE ARE PURE. WE ARE NOT TAINTED WITH FALSE STRENGTH. WE ARE NOT DESTROYED BY FORCES THAT CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD, THAT HAVE A WILL OF THEIR OWN, AND WILL ONLY EVER WORK TO ERADICATE US AND EVERYTHING WE ARE_
 
The hologram split, dividing like a cell, until there were three heads. _KNOW THIS… FRANZISKA KRIEGER IS NOT A HUMAN. SHE IS ALTERED. TAINTED BY MAD SCIENCE TO MAKE HER SOMETHING LESSER IN THE SEARCH TO MAKE HERSELF MORE. SHE IS NOT WORTHY OF YOUR TRUST, OLDE WATCH… BUT SHE IS WORTHY OF YOUR LOYALTY, INFERIOR OUTSIDERS. TRUST IN HER… AND LET HER LEAD YOU TO YOUR RUIN. WE ARE YOUR RUIN._
 
Spc. Allison Greene
 
08:20PM
Allison’s attention quickly went to the hologram, this wasn’t part of the plan…
 
Aero
 
08:20PM
The cameras all shift to the new center of attention.
 
See Know Evil (DM)
 
08:21PM
_HUMANS OF HELLIFYNO… ABANDON ALL HOPE IN OLDE WATCH. THEY DO NOT SEEK YOUR SAFETY, YOUR SURVIVAL. ABANDON THEM. THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS. THOSE THAT SEEK A BETTER, TRUER, PURER WORLD… ABANDON OLDE WATCH… LEARN TO SEE AND KNOW THE REAL EVIL._
 
Cpt. Kurai ¥. Kishimoto
 
08:21PM
They all make sure, as well, to record every moment of this.
 
Alysha Kishimoto- Soulless
 
08:21PM
Alysha was in the middle of clapping… but now she snaps her head up towards the hologram… this certainly didn’t seem like it was planned in rehearsals… this really didn’t seem good.
 
Albert Wesker
 
08:22PM
– Wesker showed interest in becoming a Uhrmacher, then glares at the hologram as it changed.- .
 
See Know Evil (DM)
 
08:22PM
_NONHUMANS. INHUMANS. SUBHUMANS. POST-HUMANS. MAGIC USERS. MAGICAL BEINGS. GODS. DEMONS. ANGELS. EXTRATERRESTRIALS. EXTRADIMENSIONALS. OUTSIDERS. THEY ARE THE REAL EVIL. AND WE SEE YOU. WE SEE ALL OF YOU._
 
Hasira Edvardas
 
08:24PM
“Ah… there’s the other shoe. Was waitin’ for it to drop..” Hasira whispered to herself. And just when things were starting to get boring…
 
Jhaz
 
08:24PM
A small black jackalope looked around the odd place and covered his large ears, the hologram was terrifying the small animal. Jhaz sniffed the air cautiously
 
See Know Evil (DM)
 
08:25PM
_OLDE WATCH… IS NO LONGER SAFE. DO NOT BELIEVE THE CONSPIRACY THEY TELL YOU ABOUT THE VOID. THE ENTIRE KRIEGER FAMILY BETRAYED THE OLD SENATE. MAGICALS FRAMED THEM TO APPEAR AS TAINTED BY THE VOID. WE KNOW THE TRUTH AND WE WILL SPREAD IT. THEY KILLED OUR LEADERS IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR EFFORTS TO MAKE A BETTER WORLD FREE OF CHAOS._
 
_WE WILL CONTINUE THEIR WORK. THOSE THAT WISH TO JOIN US… ABANDON OLDE WATCH. JOIN US. SEE AND KNOW THE REAL EVIL._
 
æ Scion Anthem Kishimoto æ
 
08:26PM
The Scion sighed to herself, having actually been enjoying what she was hearing. Considering not joining, but advising this group of wayward protectors possibly. But then there was this, Anthem actually crossing her arms as she watched and listened carefully.
 
See Know Evil (DM)
 
08:27PM
The heads vanished.
 
Albert Wesker
 
08:29PM
– Wesker walks over to a guard.- ” I wish to join.” – Then he looks at General Franziska.-
 
Gen. Franziska Krieger, Olde Watch
 
08:30PM
Behind the hologram, Krieger was busy. The booming voice drowned out the sound of her screaming at technicians to combat the hack, but before they could solve it, it was all done. She had her hands on either side of her head, pulling at her hair as she hissed a few more words at the techs, before pointing at the building behind them, which they scurried off to. As her eyes flicked back over to the crowd, she only seemed to be seething. “…That concludes… this.” And just like that, the General disappeared herself, nowhere to be seen.
 
Alysha Kishimoto- Soulless
 
08:31PM
Alysha would look around the crowd, wondering of their reactions. she was shocked, is all.. her warm blues pierce across the group, as she listens to the confused murmurs and such of the group… what was all that about? she wonders. join who?
 
Spc. Allison Greene
 
08:31PM
With a series of hand movements, Spc. Greene was instructing the other people to move. Quickly they departed as well, clearly work to be done.
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