#376 Sticks Against RevolutionSeptember 1, 2023
A horde of guards storm through the hole in the tower floor, straight at the group of black-clad revolutionists.
Guards: “Get in! Das Law is WORD!”
The guards are closing in on the revolutionists. The foremost guard raises her stick up, ready to smack a cloaked opponent. The revolutionists take a martial arts defensive stance.
Guards: “Protocol #74!”
The guard swings her stick, but the revolutionist dodges nimbly and grabs the stick in their hands.
Swinging guard: “Protocol #1! Protoc–”
SFX: SWISH SNAP!
With a swell rotating motion, the revolutionist nabs the stick out of the guard's hands.
Continuing their motion, the revolutionist swings their newly acquired stick at the guard's head. A couple of other revolutionists have also disarmed some other guards. The rest of the guards are not swayed and rely on the power of following the protocol.
Guards: “Protocol #1! Protocol #1! Protocol #1!”
Stygian Lord says:
And here’s your periodic lesson on DLEP protocols:
Protocol #74: Secure this area, don't let anybody in.
Protocol #1: Hit it with the stick.
Obviously, the latter is a very important protocol.