Join Date: Jun 2009
Two days after previous meeting:
Blackhorn slams his fist on the table and bellows- Think of it as a massive upgrade from our Triumvirate partnership. Confound it man, think this through!
I’ve been down this road before Blackhorn- replies Death Mask- your “1000 Year Reich” will fail just as his did.
How small you think Johann! Hitler was a mere man; I am much more. I’ve already ruled entire planets and the star system they inhabited. You think me not capable of taking Earth? Perhaps you aren’t suited to be my right-hand-man in this dark endeavor.
“Ruled” is the key Blackhorn. You may have been a monarch once, but you certainly are not now. We’ve all heard the stories, yet seen no proof this last decade. If I may be so bold, I have doubts to your resume.
Blackhorn’s horn faintly begins to glow as the veins nearly pop on his wrinkled brow. Death Mask’s static mask adds to Blackhorn’s frustration, as he cannot gauge a physical response.
Calm down Blackhorn- says Death Mask- you know your darkforce energy is of no concern to me.
Blackhorn grunts- the only reason you live Death Mask. That and…
The two figures stare at each other for what seems like minutes. Finally the stalemate is broken as Blackhorn grins.
Several years ago I came into possession of a most unique item. I knew it could provide a trump card if the situation arose. I believe now is such a time.
Tell me more Blackhorn, I know not of what you speak.
Is that so? You know precisely what I refer to. I possess the portrait.
Already knowing what was coming, Death Mask does not hesitate with a response- Destroying it will not kill me. If so I’d have moved heaven and hell to possess it.
I am aware of that, but I do believe it would make you “susceptible”.
Then destroy it and find out Blackhorn; I am not linked as Gray was too it.
I may, and I may not. It is my hope that at the proper time you will fall in line. No need to weaken you prior.
Don’t count on it- says Death Mask as he abruptly turns away from Blackhorn.
We shall see old friend. The Darkforce can be a most enticing lover. Her embrace is without equal. Walking out now will be viewed as a final “no”.
Death Mask straightens his body and exits the room.
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