Friday, September 19, 2008

Eccentrics around Le Cirque de la Fée Verte

With Bob's circus coming to Babbage Palisade, all a myriad of intriguing characters are wandering around.

I was visiting the Museum in Babbage Square with Deimos, when we were called by a voice sounding like the one of Bob. Well, he is usually a rather short green-haired individual, but he was telling us he couldn't dare entering the Museum cause he would be scared to break stuff... So we went outside and forgot to breath for a minute as we were discovering a HUGE robot thingy.

Then, Bob's voice came again out of the robot to explain it was his force enhancer exoskeleton he used to set up the Circus, but that he was stuck inside.

A little after, a strange man with red hair appeared, running towards us, and Bob welcomed him with a "Muggins! Where were you!". Muggins' brother soon joined him and we started discussing about the kind of meat that could be found in the gruel Bob was kindly offering to the Muggins brothers in exchange of their hard work at the Circus.

They finally both left after Bob told them there was an apple stuck at the very bottom of the Circus installation and they ran to go lift and pull and push around the materials to set it all up and find the apple...

Just a little after, Deimos and I were joined by Ravan and we all ran into Maxie.

Not the same kind as the Muggins brothers in a way... But kinda the same in another way. Maxie was as tall and thin as they were short and large. I'm not quite sure cause I wasn't in the discussion for a moment but I think he is also part of the Circus.

After Maxie had to leave in a hurry, Deimos and I walked towards the Circus location in Babbage Palisade, and we soon met a new character, in the person of Sir Ichabod String.

So we greeted him and talked a little and he informed us he too was an urchin in his youth, but then he worked in a circus as a human blockhead, hammering nails into his head... So we naturally showed him the way to Bob's Cirque de la Fée Verte and gave him the means to contact Bob.

We later learnt that Bob not only hired him but also made him Maestro of the Circus, responsible of the music! Ichabod looks now much more elegant than on the picture and even has got his own caravan for his wife and him, just behind the Circus.

Who knows what will come next? I heard the Dr Watson and Mr Holmes talking about a kid growing up in a bottle... And a lady in a glass... Plus Sir Dagger has got a spiffing costume for his human canonball play!

I can't wait to see it all :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Of villains, vampires and other similar joys...

The last weeks and especially the last days, lots of things happened in New Babbage.

There is a new villain in town, called the Doctor Obolensky and he is REALLY evil.
First he put Miss Kandace Commons' store on fire, even if he denies the responsability, and then he buys to build his evil projects.
Second, he is also working on a lair perched at the top of a huge mountain lost in the middle of a sea... We went there with Deimos to explore and sadly he saw me and he tried to kill us with his "extruciatingly painful death ray" which he didn't think he would "have to use that early" !!! Luckily he didn't get us, but almost.

Another pledge coming to Babbage recently are the vampires.
First a little blond child, named Ravansky, came to warn the urchins they should be careful because some other vampires would come to "hunt" them down and bite them. Ravansky is himself a vampire, but a well mannered one apparently.
Then, my friend Mandoo arrived at New Babbage too, and got himself mistaken with the villain one by biting Mr Holmes. He promised to ask for permission before biting though and so far he has done so. He bit me before coming to New Babbage but only drank a little of blood and I agreed to give him that blood because he was starving. That little of blood drunk didn't turn me into a vampire and I am now protected against any other vampire's attempt to bit me so it's not that bad.
I have another friend though (on the left on the pic), who doesn't like the vampires AT ALL, and his encounter with Mandoo (on the right on the pic) soon turned into a fight...

Luckily, they finally stopped with no harm for the both of them.

So yes, times are hard in New Babbage, with villains, vampires, maybe soon some Chinese invaders coming from the tunnel Django dug to China, or some aliens coming from that weird stone from the sky on display in a park, and who knows what kind of folks will be drawn by the Circus of the insane Bob is working on... Plus I forget to mention the monster still on loose and looking for the hand Django's grandfather cut off him... And certainly many more I even don't know of.

Ah well, other of those little things, Babbage is a very safe town and newcomers are always welcomed with open arms. Cheers!