Joan’s video opens showing a huge banner erected over the village, people look up at it curiously as some truly ugly lads in elf garb handv out wanted posters and tennis balls all around. The banner reads “Public Demonstration for Accursed Crimes”, and she focuses in on a wanted poster that reads “WANTED: Jack Frost for bringing pain and suffering to a beloved season.”
“The face sure is odd,” Joan remarks, panning over it, “They just look like a regular person, and not the kind of cartoonish Jack Frost I’d expect.”
The camera swings up to show a stage with a huge vat filled with bubbling boiling liquid. A chair hovers above it with a large target nearby.
Joan gasps, “Is that acid” a dramatic audio sting plays.
A long fingered elf next to her chuckles and says, “No it’s just water. A very very hot bath for our icy friend.”
“Oh…” says Joan in a tone of “I don’t know how to make that Content”. But then there is commotion on the stage as two elves bring forward a tall slender figure in handcuffs looking extremely irritated.
Santa follows behind waving jollily as he takes a mic. The video zooms in on Santa as Joan mutters “Santa got a lot taller all of a sudden.”
“Children, adults with magic in their hearts still and those who will soon follow. Today we have a grevious task, a terrible actor must be punished for how icily we’ve all been treated. A fitting retribution for millenia of cold winds and frosty ground, what say you?”
The crowd murmurs in confusion and the Santa sighs off mic.
“LET’S DUNK JACK FROST IN A HOT HOT BATH!”
A cheer rises up in response and Santa points at the target, “Ready your aim! Jack Frost, prepare to face the music.”
The handcuffed figure has been led up to the seat by the huge target and now speaks for the first time “I’m Echo now! I don’t do any of that any more! You all made the climate screwy enough as it is.”
This elicits various boos as a volley of balls flies.
Project Complete: Anomalous Advertising
The Internet has done many things to the world, the rapid, memetic spread of information that cannot be stopped is such a game changer. The Yule Lads and Krampus are creatures of old, so in their wildest dreams they couldn’t imagine a local ad getting the attention of the entire country. So they are even more ill prepared as people from around the world book flights and plan to make a special trip for this holiday season.
They justify it by saying “it’s a laugh, a quirky unique thing” and “I never travel, I really should.”
What the Krampus will soon see is that even as the magic reaches far it is not diluted one bit.
New project: Rescue Helper Echo R▉▉▉▉ aka Jack Frost will take 6 turns.
Creditinthestr8world’s Project: Risk explores the belly of a whale goes down to 4 turns