Monday, April 14, 2008

It's still a mystery....!

So, I would've shown this sooner, but my internet connection was down. ...I'll show it after a talk.

Superstitio Beneficium is confusing, right? the negotiations part? Lemme tell you, I probably shouldn't have put that part in. Part of it refers to something that has happened in the DCA world at that point, but not in REAL life yet (sending the soldiers away, Mission 20, Final Mission of the Dark Chao Army before Shade "retires"), and part of it refers to something that's vice versa (Portal Storms).

Lemme tell you s'more, it'll all make sense when I finally decide to put DCRPG into my higher priorities. I've told some people this, but I wanna make sure it's clear-- DCRPG is DCA "history." What the participants choose to do in it determine what the cast n' crew "remember" from their "pasts." Basically, DCRPG takes place before DCA. Think of it as a prequel.

Also, Superstitio Beneficium is LITERALLY Latin for "Fan Service." ...something like that. Expect there to be more. I'm currently working on multiple things, but Episode 2 is somewhere in there.

Now, for those who don't frequent/go to Chao Talk, there's a contest recently made over there. It revolves around solving a master mystery of epic DCA proportions. Epic as in "a mini-series of its own." Don't worry, you'll get to read the series, even if you don't visit Chao Talk. Here's the first part-- the prologue.

DARK CHAO ADVENTURES BONUS: Professor (She)Shade-on and the Curious Animals
A Bonus Story by DJay32

[our story begins in the Chao Lobby]
[that music from Sonic Adventure that played during the one scene where you were Knuckles and in the past for the third time

and Tikal was on fire and stuff, you know, the really sad-sounding one? Yeah, that one plays. Oh, and the chao were on fire,

too. It was sad, and slightly funny.]
[the Chao World Exit teleporter thing flashes]
[a lone tiger (Small Animal) comes out]
[it meows and enters the Dark Garden]
(remember, you can't see what's happening)
Shade: I'll get it!
Shade: Hang on, this stick's not sharp enough! Let me sharpen it...
SShade: Shade, that's a pencil. Here, use THIS!
Shade: Thanks!
Dark: Oh no... please, that's really big! Don't!
Shade: I dropped it. Sorry, Dark!
Dark: You could've killed me! AND THE HEADCRAB'S STILL EATING MY BRAINS!
Red: I know how to get rid of it! We're gonna tape it to your head, Dark, so get ready.
Dark: Huh?
[taping noises]
Red: Now, we're gonna tape its eyes open.
Shade: Eyes? Hmm...
[taping noises]
Red: Now we're gonna force it to watch us play Sonic R!
[lightning sound, horses neigh in the distance, a TV is heard switching to Teletubbies]
ChaowatchingTV: HEY!
[STOMP STOMP STOMP STOMP..... PUNCH! ....Footsteps..... sit, TV is heard switching back]
Red: Okay, watch THIS, headcrab!
["Can You Feel the Sunshine" is heard, Sonic R noises are heard]
[Tiger death cry]
Dark: OW, MY HEAD! Did you HAVE to rip the tape so hard?
Red: Sorry.
Shade: Hey, that's not a headcrab! It's a little tiger!
[cut to the Dark Garden, now we can finally see what's happening]
SShade: That's weird... why would a tiger latch onto Dark's head?
Dark: I dunno.
SShade: I feel like something odd's gonna happen.
[nearby scream is heard]
Tail: (distant) AAHH, IT'S A HEADCRAB!!!
Dark: No, it's not!!! It's a tiger!!!
SShade: I get the feeling that we'll be seeing more of these tigers...
Dark: What makes you say that?
[waves of tigers walk into the gardens, screams are heard]
SShade: That's why.
[all the tigers roar]
SShade: Guys, let's go.
All: Got it.
[cut to the secret chamber on the island across the lake (Episode 6, remember?); all the Darks are gathered up]
Red: All right, so who did this? Come on, fess up!
Red: Hmm... none of us? Or ONE of us?
Red: HEY, I'm not talking to myself here!
Shadow (chao): Uh, Devilish? We're over here.
Red: What? Oh, so I WAS.
Shade: Everyone quiet down! You can't stay here forever, you know. I do things in here. Important things! The ruler of a

garden can't have everyone snooping around in his private chambers!
[everyone shuts up, but has a disturbed look on their faces]
Shade: ...shut up. Now, we need someone to investigate this mess. I say I should--
SShade: No, Shade. These are YOUR chambers, right? So, you should stay here and stop people from doing stuff!
Shade: You're completely right. *hits Dark* Get away from there!
Dark: But I wasn't doing anything!
[Shade (female) looks around, and gets an idea]
SShade: Say, Shade? Mind if I check if the tigers are still there?
Shade: Yeah, yeah, I'll do it when I get back.
[she leaves, and notices all the tigers scattered throughout the garden, all standing still, quiet, aware of her presense]
SShade: Um... this all seems familiar.
[she steps into the garden, and no tiger makes a move; she quietly steps over some tigers and leaves]
SShade: By the way, DJay? They're tigers... not birds.
DJ: I know. I just liked that scene.
[she enters the Lobby, and sighs]
SShade: Man, I never thought there'd be so many...
[she sits down by a wall, and thinks]
SShade: Hmm...
[rumbling is heard from the Chao Transporter]
SShade: Wha!? Another tiger!?
[the transporter stops, and Shade slowly steps closer]
[suddenly, Phantom tumbles out of it and hits Shade]
Both: AAAHHH!!
Ph: Whoa... sorry, Shade. I guess I should watch how many beers I have next time, huh?
SShade: Wait, WHAT? A chao drank beer!?
Ph: Relax, our A-Life bodies react to it differently than people. The A-Life system treats it as a Dark fruit!
SShade: So... you were drinking beer outside?
Ph: Yeah, but Player 1 left me, so I had to wait for Player 2 to bring me back.
SShade: Who's P2?
[more rumbling comes from the Chao Transporter]
?: Geez, of all the times I've hated them, I end up HELPING one... how IRONIC!
SShade: I know that voice...
[Eggman steps out of the transporter]
SShade: Doctor Robotnik?
Egg: That's "Doctor Robotni--".... oh, that's what you said. I thought you called me "Eggman," like everyone else.
SShade: Doctor, are you behind the whole tiger business?
Egg: What tiger business? Don't tell me they already started the plan without me!
SShade: Who's "they?"
Egg: Um, uh... nobody. Just... talking to myself. Yeah.
[suddenly, the Transporter rumbles frantically]
Ph: What the Dark Garden?
Egg: Whoever's on the other side must desperately want to enter!
?: C'monc'monletmeinletmeinhurryhurrypleaseohmyherochaosjustLETMEIN!!!!
[Chaosky flies into the room, and slams into a wall]
Chy: Ow.... at least I'm in...
SShade: What the Dark Garden happened to you?
Chy: Ugh... Player 2.... is chasing me....
SShade: Wait, wait, WAIT... I thought Doctor Robotnik was Player 2!
Ph: Yeah, me, too!
[everyone looks at Eggman]
Egg: What? I...I'm P2!
Chy: Can we trust him?
SShade: I dunno...
Ph: I say we do. I mean, he brought me in here!
SShade: Wait, I remember something I once made! My PLAYER TRACKER!
[The Player Tracker is a small device which has a screen telling you what player is who]
Player Tracker: Player 1-- Sonic the Hedgehog, Player 2-- Doctor Robotnik
Chy: Look, I SWEAR, I was chased by Player 2!
SShade: Hmm... let's hear your Testimony.

REMEMBER! The goal of "Professor Shade-on" is to figure out the answer to ALL questions! When testimonies appear, look for

ANY CONTRADICTIONS! THEN you'll know the answer!

MYSTERY: Multiple Eggmen

Chaosky's Testimony
Here's how it went: Phantom and I went to the pub to try some beers. Naturally, I was afraid the beers would make me drunk,

but they actually acted like Dark Fruit! Unfortunately, when we were about to leave, we noticed that Sonic had ditched us.

Y'know... Player 1. So, I went back in the pub while Phantom called for Player 2 to come get us. Apparently, Eggman must've

already picked him up, 'cause when I went back out a few minutes later, he was gone! So, I waited, until suddenly, I saw

somebody come up on the horizon with "P2" above his/her head. However, I noticed he/she was coming at me with a weapon, so I

ran for it. You heard me banging on the Transporter, right? I didn't get a good look at 'em, but trust me, it was Player 2!

SShade: So... Phantom was in this, too? Okay, what about YOUR testimony?

Phantom's Testimony
So, we went to get those beers, of course. We had our rounds, but sometime during that, Sonic must've gotten up and left,

'cause he wasn't there when we wanted to go! Chaosky went back in to wait while I gave Eggman a call. I said, "'Sup,

Eggmeister? Listen, it's me, Phantom. Apparently, Sonic's a bad Chao Breeder, 'cause he left us at a bar! ....yeah, he

brought us here. Yeah, I know-- terrible, right? ...I know, I know, you hate that hedgehooooooooog.... but, could you come

pick us up? We're at that new bar down in Station Square. The Chaos Cola one. That's right... the one YOU wanna go to. You

can? Thanks!" Whaddya know, he came really fast. So, he took me here. C'mon, look at him, he's OBVIOUSLY Player 2!

SShade: I see... so, how did Sonic get you there?

Chaosky (How Sonic Got Us There)
Sonic? He ran to us super fast. SUPER fast. Why? I was thirsty, and Phantom said he knew a great place. Apparently it was

some kind of bar in Station Square. "Chaos Cola," or something. He took us there and... he must've left while we drank.

Phantom (How Sonic Got Us There)
Sonic picked us up at the Lobby, and took us to Chaos Cola. That's pretty much it, y'know?

SShade: I see... Chaosky, you mentioned something about the person holding a weapon. Could you describe the weapon to me?

Chaosky (Player 2's Weapon)
Ooh, boy, that was one scary weapon. It may have been dark, but I could tell the details. I could see that P2 was holding it

like a gun. Wait... it WAS a gun! Yes, I remember now! It was red! The front of the gun (the part where the bullets come out)

was very long. Plus, there was some kind of... scope on top. It might have been a sniper's rifle, but it was red. And the

front wasn't THAT long. 2P was running kinda slow, though. I could easily escape, but I was still scared.

SShade: So, you could tell the details of the weapon? What about Player 2 him/herself?

Chaosky (Player 2)
Uh... I'll try. Um... it was a guy. I'm not sure how I can tell, it just occured to me. He had a big moustache, and he was

fat. Oh, and he was bald! That's all I can remember.

SShade: Hmm... that DOES sound like Robotnik...
Ph: But... but I called him, and he said he'd come! And, trust me, he DID say it. And he came!
Egg: See? I'm me! No doubt about it!
SShade: ...
Chy: Yet... if you ARE Eggman... who, or WHAT was chasing me?
Ph: Then again, if the person chasing you was Eggman... who, or WHAT, is this guy standing in front of us?
Chy: *gulp* ...thinking about it, I'm hoping I was chased by someone else...
Ph: I know what you mean.
[they look at Eggman]
SShade: Hmm.... then, what was his motive?
Chy: Wha?
SShade: You say Eggman chased you. What would his motive be? Did you ever interfere with his plans in the past?
Chy: No, I DID find that bit odd.
SShade: Yes, exactly.
Egg: So there you have it-- that person down there OBVIOUSLY isn't me!
SShade: ...and there's still one piece missing from the puzzle...
Ph: Really?
SShade: Yes, and if we knew it, this mystery would wrap up nicely.
Egg: Well, let's hear it, then!
SShade: We know what Chaosky was doing. We know what Phantom was doing. What we DON'T know, however... is what SONIC was


DJ: There's the puzzle, folks. What YOU need to solve ISN'T what BOTH characters are; you just need to find out the identity

of ONE Eggman. Then, you have to figure out WHICH one that person is.

Since this is the first mystery, I'll help you out: you're trying to figure out if Eggman is with the chao, or was chasing


Here are some more things: You'd think Chaosky's chaser would bang on the Transporter, demanding to get in, wouldn't you? Why

on earth DIDN'T he/she?

Why WOULD Sonic decide to run off during the chao's drinking?

If both Eggmen look like Eggman, there must be some kind of trick, prank, gimmick, or secret involved.

Note: the tigers have nothing to do with this.

I won't help you out again. Now, let's look at the Journal!

JOURNAL (Prologue)

- Tigers invaded the Dark Garden, who sent them? UNSOLVED

- Phantom entered the Lobby with Eggman. Chaosky says he was chased BY Eggman a few moments later! Whom is Eggman? UNSOLVED

Gadgets: PLAYER TRACKER (keeps track of players) {Player 1-- Sonic the Hedgehog} {Player 2-- Doctor Robotnik} {Player 3--


Characters: Shade (Female)- The detective in this case.
Phantom (Male, Third-Party)- Involved in current case. Says Eggman came and picked him up from a bar.
Chaosky (Male, Third-Party)- Involved in current case. Says Eggman chased him from a bar.
Eggman (Male, Human)- Suspect in current case. Says he picked Phantom up, but did not chase Chaosky.
Sonic (Male, Hedgehog)- Possibly involved in current case. Said to have left Phantom and Chaosky at a bar. Location unknown.

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