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Grumpjaw Lore: Part Two - 'Out'

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Quote | PM | +Rep by Dash » February 27, 2017 8:19am | Report

Part Two - 'Out'


By Sugarvenom

“Right then,” says Frankie, “after you.”
“CAN’T.” Grumpjaw shakes his head, jingling the chains that hold his collar to the walls.

“Oh, that.” Frankie grips one of the chains, inspecting it. “Looks like carbon grade 30 – they never waste an opportunity to be cheap at this facility, do they? – and I’d guesstimate your weight at about 5000 pounds, so if you exert force at a rate of…” He draws the equation in the air with one finger, his lips moving without sound. “…per millimeter squared… carry the one and… yes. Snap them.”

With a shrug of Grumpjaw’s mighty shoulders and a swing of his thick neck, the chains snap apart and the broken links clink on the concrete floor.

“Right then,” repeats Frankie, motioning toward the heavy steel door. “After you.”

Grumpjaw backs up, dragging the broken chains along, then charges forward with a rumbly roar, crashing straight into the door and through it, bonking into the wall on the other side of the hall. Frankie strolls out of the room and jabs a thumb toward the guards standing frozen, mouths agape.

They don’t have time to scream. Grumpjaw swallows one whole, then another; their keys tickle his belly from the inside as he lumbers off after the dwarf, who whistles as he makes his way toward the warden’s office. Alarms wail and warnings blare from the loudspeakers:

ALL PRISONERS RETURN TO THEIR CELLS. A GRUMPJAW IS ON THE LOOSE. ALL PRISONERS RETURN TO THEIR CELLS.

Grumpjaw charges the door marked WARDEN. The door becomes stuck on Grumpjaw’s horns and must be wiggled off while the warden, a sharp-nosed man in a too-big suit, cowers under his desk.

“Hand over The Cube,” croons Frankie.

“COOB,” repeats Grumpjaw.

“Fine!” cries the warden as he unlocks a safe in the corner. “We couldn’t get the thing to work anyway – it’s a dud. And you’ll never get out alive. The prison is surrounded by armed guards.” He pulls out a steel box. ”I’ve given them the order to shoot this animal first!”

“He has a name,” says Frankie, snatching The Cube away from the warden.

“GRUMPJAW,” says Grumpjaw, peering at The Cube.

“That’s right, buddy. Okay, cough them up.”

With a disgusting retching sound, Grumpjaw hurks up the swallowed guards into a gasping, gooey pile. His growl discourages any heroism while Frankie pokes at The Cube, muttering under his breath until it hums. The six sides of The Cube pull apart and shoot across the room six ways, filling in between with light. Inside, a cube made of light spins, slow at first and then with increasing speed.

“OUT,” says Grumpjaw, and the guards and the warden comply, screaming as they slip and slide out of the room.

Frankie pokes at the glowing cube, directing the spin one way then the other. “6837.33 kilometers, north by northeast!” he yells as the humming grows louder. “Fifteen degrees, 182.6 days ago, the earth’s orbit was… carry the one…”

The light brightens. It hurts Grumpjaw’s eyes. He turns in nervous circles, knocking over the warden’s desk.

“Don’t worry, my friend! I’ve done the math in my head! This should take us right to the place and time when everything went wrong!”

“RONG?” whimpers Grumpjaw.

“All set!” Frankie jumps up and hangs off of Grumpjaw’s lower lip. “Gulp me down!”

Grumpjaw gulps Frankie down, careful not to chew, and the room fills with light, and the humming gets so loud that Grumpjaw’s little ears fold down, and the room spins…

…and then it is dark. The humming is gone. The warden’s office is gone too. It feels squeezy, like a very tight hug. The walls of The Cube are mirrors. There are Grumpjaws everywhere. Some of the Grumpjaws are newborn Grumpjaws, and some are young calf Grumpjaws, and some are like him but upside down, and some are very old and handsome Grumpjaws.

“GRUMPJAW?” asks all of the Grumpjaws.

And then The Cube is just a steel box again, sitting on the floor nearby. Grumpjaw is in a dark room, all alone.

ding!

A pair of elevator doors open in the center of the dark room. Calm music trills out through the speakers. Then there’s a fast rush of air and an empty elevator car crashes to the ground floor.

Something feels funny in Grumpjaw’s belly. Something wiggly.

“OH,” he says, and coughs up Frankie.

“Took your time!” coughs the dwarf, wiping a greenish splatter from his cheek.

“SORRY.”

Frankie combs the stomach goo out of his beard as he peers up through the elevator shaft at blue sparks falling down from high above. A bird screech echoes down. “I suppose I could have come a few minutes sooner.”

“CAKE?” asks Grumpjaw.

“Yes, my friend,” he says. “After I tend to a matter upstairs, there will be cake.”
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Quote | PM | +Rep by MaximusPrime » February 27, 2017 11:21am | Report
The question is not whether or not the dwarf will be in the game, the real question is actually is the cake a lie?
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The cake is always a lie
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Quote | PM | +Rep by Hershey Lollipop » February 27, 2017 12:34pm | Report
haha!
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Quote | PM | +Rep by Radiance » February 27, 2017 5:09pm | Report
Dude, this is where Alpha assassinated the remaining stormguard O_O

“That’s Amie’s bird.” Kestrel lunged back, four energy arrows forming in her right hand. Catherine ran to the stairs, her shield thrumming, as the landing zone exploded in an eruption of concrete. The machine leaped through the roof, snapped elevator cables wrapped round its blade, the elevator freefalling through the tower with Amie inside.
-From Daisy Daisy (Alpha Lore)

A pair of elevator doors open in the center of the dark room. Calm music trills out through the speakers. Then there’s a fast rush of air and an empty elevator car crashes to the ground floor.
-Out (Grumpjaw Lore)

Frankie combs the stomach goo out of his beard as he peers up through the elevator shaft at blue sparks falling down from high above. A bird screech echoes down. “I suppose I could have come a few minutes sooner.”
-Out (Grumpjaw Lore)


Hence we can infer that Ivet, The shieldbearer, and the broadswordwoman are already dead. But, Amie is not :o Does that mean that Amie could become the next hero that SMEC releases? Otherwise why specifically return Frankie and Grumpjaw just as Amie is freefalling through the elevator. She will be dead in like 5 seconds but you never know :3 And a hero with a Bird ultimate seems cool :D
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Quote | PM | +Rep by Blissey123 » March 9, 2017 3:46am | Report
Me too. I want another mage in the game. There are only like 4, counting Lyra. 3, if not. 5 if you count Vox. 4 without Lyra.
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Quote | PM | +Rep by Undeadsslayer476 » March 9, 2017 4:07am | Report
guys can i have suggestions for a cp jungle grumjaw, making a guide

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