You saw me that time, I'm sure. Since everybody did.
There's no way @Chris Anthemum
would have won without my help. He was obviously completely in over his head. And now the school is saved, and everybody can go home.
Well everybody but Chris Anthemum. And me.
I had to spend every ounce of my... whatever it is... (lifeforce? soul?) in order to get the mods for the Magnalobe that were necessary to win the Tribulations. With every mod I bought, more and more of it was drained from me and more and more of me became silver. From my hand to my arm to my shoulder to my head. My torso and legs went last, which was weird. But now I'm 100% silver. And there's no way back.
I'm also, apparently, stuck here on the Other Side for good. Seems whatever holds these silver bodies together is a special wavelength to this dimension. If I set foot out of it, I'd melt like a puddle of mercury.
Not that I'm safe on this side either. I hear Plink is setting up a squad of security sprites to hunt down the person responsible for helping Psyhigh win. And I plan on making it hard for her to find me.
So, congrats, everybody, and you're welcome. Maybe someday I'll see you on the Other Side.
So I bought a Magnalobe. With a few mods pre-loaded.
I was surprised I could get it, since my mom's credit card doesn't work on the Other Side. Instead I paid with just a little bit of my life, which sounds bad but is really isn't. It's such a small amount. I touched fingers with the dealer and just the very tippy tip of my finger turned silver. That's how they do money here.
The Magnalobe is pretty incredible. They have all these shows but it's like you're right there in them. It's hard to understand the stories, but the mods help you to nudge the story in different directions. Even I could figure that part out.
At some level the mods are supposed to help with the betting, because there's a big underground market for betting on the Tribulations of N'kaar. And they bet the same way I paid for the Magnalobe -- everybody trades in their own silver, which is also their body. It's why the people at the edges of town are a little scrawnier than the people at the fancy shops. And some of the ones I thought were kids are actually just small because they've had to give so much of themselves away. The fancy people in the shopping district have tons of it built up and they keep in their own private warehouses.
Oh! Looks like my favorite show is on. It's about a family of the silver people who use some of their silver hoard to make children (which is the only way they can make children, if they have enough silver) but then the children get into all these hijinks. Even though I can't understand the words it's still hilarious.
Yeah I'm having trouble making it to practice.
You can walk right out of the hotel and into the most glamorous shopping area of the city. Everyone is tall and beautiful and silver and carry colorful bags from all the different shops.
You can keep walking through that area and into Zap Zap Town, which is where they sell all the stuff that runs on electricity. Except it's not electricity it's etheric energy. A lot of hats and goggles and antennas you can wear like a tail.
Then you can keep walking and get to the seedier side of Zap Zap Town. Places you can buy illegal etheric energy technology. Weapons like scorpion suits. Ghost data. Magnamods.
"Yes, mods for your Magnalobe. Would you like to try? Here, put this on..."
The accommodations here on the "other side" sure are classy. They put us up in our own rooms in a palace or a hotel or something. We have our own wing and if you go through the big glass doors in the ballroom there's a frozen lake with frozen ice statue fountains that spray ice and make rainbows.
We're supposed to get a good night's sleep before individual training starts tomorrow but a bunch of kids are running around the halls and I think they sneaked some stuff with them and I don't know if they know about the frozen fountains maybe I will show them