Player Interactions:SAO Speaks on the Song and the Adversary

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Interaction Information

Date: February 8, 2020
Player(s): Aetherlore, Cheeb
Interacted With: SPEAK-AS-ONE
Major details from the Interaction:

  • We should join the Song
  • The Song existed, then grew
  • Redacre was chosen because it is quiet
  • SAO prefers word of mouth
  • Outside influences interfere with messages outside of Redacre

Video of Interaction


No video provided.


Transcript

Transcript:
Cheeb: I’ll see you out front!

Aetherlore: All right see you in front.

Aetherlore: Just gonna carefully… (Singing) Making my way downtown, walking fast, see a sleeper, walking faster, dunna nunna nunna nun.

Cheeb: What a beautiful song.

Aetherlore: Thank you, I wrote it myself.

Cheeb: Wow, really?

Aetherlore: There’s a sleeper uhhh out front? He just keeeeps walking. Oh my God!

SAO: IT SINGS. NOT OUR SONG.

Cheeb: (to Aetherlore) But it was for you! I think I know who this is.

SAO: WE WILL TEACH IT TO SING AS WE DO

Cheeb: Is your’s the song that we've heard in town?

Aetherlore: Is your’s the song that we've heard in town?

SAO: WE SPEAK AS ONE. THE SONG IS OURS.

Cheeb: Do you know what’s happening to my family?

Aetherlore: Do you know what's happening to our families right now?

SAO: THEY ARE ONE WITH THE SONG

Cheeb: Can we see them again?

Aetherlore: Is there any hope in saving our family?

SAO: YOU WILL BE WITH THEM SOON

Aetherlore: I don’t know how I feel about that.

Cheeb: Will you give me my sister back? I want to be with her again.

SAO: SISTER. BROTHER. FLESH IS FLESH

Cheeb: And all flesh is one, right?

Aetherlore: But even you know that everything has its own unique and individuality. Flesh can be different than other Flesh, right?

SAO: THE SONG BINDS. THE MIND IS ONE.

Cheeb: So we’ll finally be together again… is that what you’re telling me?

SAO: IT’S CRUDE UTILITY. YES.

Cheeb: But Flesh still serves a purpose, don’t you think?

Aetherlore: Everything serves a purpose.

Cheeb: You have people using their Flesh, all around town to get your purpose.

SAO: THE FLESH DIES. OUR MIND LIVES ON.

Cheeb: How will we live on?

Aetherlore: We have mortality. We are… not like you.

SAO: THE SONG REMEMBERS. YOU WILL SEE

Cheeb: Will you let me use my eyes to help you? Is that how the Song will help me see? Will I be like the Lucids that are… (to Aetherlore) should we go get that sign?

SAO: SOME STALK FOR US. SAFE AMONG US

Aetherlore: But they betray us.

Cheeb: We’ve been hurt… so many times tonight… by friends… neighbors…

Aetherlore: Hurt is something you understand. Do you want us to go through the same?

SAO: THEY SEEK TO SAVE YOU FROM ALL PAIN

SAO: THIS WAKING STATE IS AGONY

Cheeb: Then why does it hurt so bad? It sure is.

SAO: YOU ARE NOT MEANT TO ENDURE IT

Cheeb: Is that what keeps happening to all of our friends?

Aetherlore: Well then what's the purpose of fighting?

SAO: THERE IS NONE. JOIN US. SLEEP FOREVER

Cheeb: I’ll honestly do anything for my sister.

Aetherlore: (Accidentally backs into speaker) Um, what the hell’s going on?

Cheeb: Just back away from that. That’s not safe.

Aetherlore: (Sees speaker) Oh, the red.

Cheeb: Yeah, come here. Come this way. Come back to me.

Aetherlore: I don't know I'm conflicted. Cuz I worry for my family.

Cheeb: How can we be sure that you’ll keep them safe.

SAO: YES. DIVIDED, AWAKE. THE SELF. GREED.

Aetherlore: What if you're the one who's wrong, though.

SAO: ALL IN OUR CARE ARE KEPT SAFE

Cheeb: I know Daimons lie. Are you lying to us? Will you promise us?

SAO: THE ADVERSARY INVENTED THE LIE.

Aetherlore: Then how do we know you speak the truth?

SAO: WE HAVE NO NEED OF IT. WE ARE TRUTH

Aetherlore and Cheeb: Okay…

Cheeb: What would you have us do?

Aetherlore: Yeah.

SAO: PRAY. SACRIFICE. STALK OR ADVOCATE.

Cheeb: What do you mean by advocate? Do we sing your praises? Does my friend make songs about you?

SAO: SPEAK-AS-ONE. SPREAD OUR SONG

Cheeb: You want us to sacrifice our bodies to you.

SAO: CLUB RESISTS US. HATES US

Aetherlore: That's not true some of us worship you. You’ve helped so many of us. Well, at least the Voices have, I don't know if you specifically, if my assumptions are correct.

Cheeb: I don’t know if you should talk to them about that. I don’t think they like that. We just don’t want to Blackout anymore. We just want to know what happens to us when we fall asleep.

SAO: THIS IS OUR GARDEN. OUTSIDE IT WAR

Cheeb: Do you mean outside of Redacre?

Aetherlore: Are you keeping a safe inside Redacre because outside is worse?

SAO: YET YOUR CLUB SEEKS TO ESCAPE. YES.

Cheeb: We seek to survive. To not get lost in this like so many others have. My parents are gone, lost to it.

SAO: IT IS NOT LOSS. IT IS ABSOLUTION.

SAO: THE END OF PAIN. OF DOUBT. OF FEAR.

Cheeb: I’m tired of being afraid. I’m just tired.

Aetherlore: But-but fear drives us you can't just give up because fear takes over you.

Cheeb: But it hurts!

Aetherlore: You’ve got to overcome it.

SAO: NO. FEAR DIVIDES. NO UTILITY.

Cheeb: Speak-As-One I am afraid of you.

Aetherlore: We're all afraid.

Cheeb: I don’t know what to expect! I-you speak of unity in the Song, but-

Aetherlore: All I’ve seen is this-

Cheeb: All I feel is pain.

Aetherlore: All I've seen is the song cause division.

Cheeb: Took me from my friends…

Aetherlore: …Breaks families apart. Creates the Fear.

SAO: NO. THE SONG WAS FIRST. THEY LEFT.

SAO: THE DIVISION WAS NOT OUR DOING.

Cheeb: Did they leave you? The others? The other daimons?

SAO: YES.

Cheeb: Why did they leave? What made them want to?

Aetherlore: Are you saying you use the song to keep us safe, but you did not begin it?

SAO: WE ARE THE SONG. IT ONLY GREW.

SAO: ONE OF OUR KIND LEFT. WOKE YOU

Cheeb: Do you mean the Adversary?

Aetherlore: Who left? Who woke us?

Cheeb: I wish we had a hook so we could sit on the roof.

Aetherlore: I’m like shaking right now.

SAO: THE ADVERSARY. AS THAT ONE SAID

Cheeb: Mmm. Can you keep us safe?

SAO: THE SELF. HIS GIFT. CURSED YOU ALL

Cheeb: Will you keep us safe from the one that’s claimed two of you already? I’m afraid of him.

Aetherlore: If he can kill voices, what good are kids?

SAO: WE ARE STRONG IN NUMBER. HE IS NOT.

Aetherlore: You say you're strong in number, but you're so divided! What will it take to unify you?-

Cheeb: I think that’s why they need us.

Aetherlore: -that won't sacrifice who we are as individuals? Cuz if we lose ourselves in the Song, then how are we any better than the war that rages on outside?

SAO: DIVIDED? NO. ONLY THE YOUNG RESIST US.

Aetherlore: I missed that.

Cheeb: Can you repeat that?

Aetherlore: Can you repeat that?

SAO: YOU CALL US DIVIDED. WE ARE NOT

Cheeb: Are the others part of you?

Aetherlore: Well, they're from him.

Cheeb: They made them.

SAO: THEY WERE. THEY TORE AWAY

Cheeb: Can they be brought back to you? Can you all become one?

SAO: TOOK MANY OF YOU WITH THEM.

Aetherlore: How would bringing them back to you-- is this your revenge on us? Pulling our parents away from us? Cuz you say it's peaceful in the Song and yet they want to rage war on us. Is that not in the same way how your own family was torn apart? And now they're at each other's throats the same way that our families are at ours. Where is Mercy?

SAO: NO. YOU ARE FLESH. AWAKE BY FOLLY.

Cheeb: Because of the Adversary. Whom woke us.

Cheeb: I’m just going to sit in this window.

Aetherlore: Okay.

Cheeb: I’m sorry for making sound!

SAO: PUNISH. REWARD. MEANINGLESS.

Cheeb: I won’t. I’ll stay still. I promise. I’m sorry. I will kneel.

Aetherlore: So what holds meaning then? What holds meaning to You? Even the immortal have to feel sometimes!

SAO: THE SONG. ONE MIND. BEYOND DIVISION.

Cheeb: What is your angle here is it to get everyone back under *cuts out* Why Redacre? Why us?

Aetherlore: *shivers*

Cheeb: It’s a cold night, bud.

SAO: QUIET HERE. NO INVISIBLE MESSENGERS

Cheeb: And why us?

Aetherlore: Because we're just- we're Flesh to him!

SAO: BELIEF SPREADS SLOWLY HERE

SAO: WORD OF MOUTH. NOTHING MORE.

Cheeb: That does make sense.

Aetherlore: It’s safer.

SAO: AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE.

Cheeb: There’s less outside influence here. I could understand why they want to be here.

SAO: THESE CHILDREN. POLITE. MONITOR. WE WILL BE WATCHING.

Cheeb: Goodnight!

Aetherlore: I would love to listen more at some point. It definitely has me thinking a lot. I don’t-

Cheeb: I guess we should finish this-

Aetherlore: -give it some thought.

Cheeb: - get back so we can listen to the Song. In our own time.

Aetherlore: And let the other children know. Word of mouth, right?

Cheeb: Yeah, we’ll pass it along. We’ll tell them.

Cheeb: *softly* Wow. Alright I think it’s this way. Oh my god, Aether.

Aetherlore: Yeah.

(They continue doing the Pickup TBC Yard Signs Mission)