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The Time Ripper by Theresa Gunarso Hear ye, hear ye—this is a decree from Queen Marjorie Retrieve the Time Ripper to be paid handsomely We insist urgency, since our most recent loss is The Mother Tree Doomsday countdown is three cycles Control centre is monitoring the status continuously Alternatively, report Ripper sightings to the centre if possible Do not let our planet fall into tragedy!

Hear ye, hear ye—this is a decree from Queen Marjorie Do not fear, but we are in an emergency Our water supply has evaporated in sector twenty

This is today’s decree— Informing of the assassination of Queen Majorie We declare a high-profile state of emergency

Emergency water supply has been deployed Since the situation is dour and the doomsday countdown is three hours Control centre will monitor and ration the supply For Ripper sightings, please report to Commander Heiseinbower

No reports for the doomsday countdown Ripper sightings has been put on hold, we won’t accept inquiries

WELCOME, user Keyword: OLIRISSTAR Input command: [typing]

WELCOME, new user Keyword: OLIRISSTAR Input command: ... [typing] ... > bckwrd C-3 Execute command? Y/N > Y Command executed successfully in 0.3 spd. Code from previous user: RZVK Decode? Y/N > N Command pending...

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> bckwrd C-8 Command invalid, try again. > bckwrd C-7 Execute command? Y/N > Y Command executed successfully in 0.30 spd. Code from previous user: RZVK TGKX HFDP Decode? Y/N > N Command pending...

Advisor Vigenère, who will take over royal duties, will also lead the burial ceremony May we attend to celebrate our visionary Queen

WELCOME, user Keyword: OLIRISSTAR

WELCOME, user Keyword: OLIRISSTAR Input command: ... ... [typing] > bckwrd C-7 Execute command? Y/N ... ... > N Code from previous user: RZVK TGKX HFDP SVMH YHIEU Decode? Y/N > Y Command executed successfully in 0.05 spd. Output:

Input command: [typing] > frwrd C-7 Execute command? Y/N > Y Command executed successfully in 1.32 spd. Code from previous user: RZVK TGKX HFDP SVMH Decode? Y/N > N Command pending...

WARNING, WARNING

Beep, beep.

Effective immediately, we are on lockdown The royal militia are making the investigation a priority

No decree. Data empty.

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