Listening to both sets of arguments, Mayor Lithari maintains a neutral face throughout, with The Losers speaking quite eloquently, with Penny taking the lead and Savant, Freya, Kidemonas and Langdon providing a lot of help, both this time and from before. As both sides complete their arguments, Mayor Lithari considers for a moment and then smiles. She hobbles forward on her crutch to shake Penny’s hand.
“Commander Penny Wise, on behalf of the people of Garnet Town, I would like to formally accept the Tomorrow Legion’s offer of alliance from this day forth!” At this the crowd bursts into cheers and the celebrations continue again. Lieutenant Cornell's head sags at this news.
Just as the town begins to celebrate in the aftermath of Lithari’s decision, a brilliant light flares up to the Northwest. The townsfolk gasp or cry out in horror. “It’s the nexus point.”
Lithari says, her face showing an expression of shock. “A Rift is opening!”
Heracles, Freya, Kidemonas and Langdon feel a sudden shift in the air like something has changed as suddenly all the residents of Garnet Town scream in pain, clutching their heads and most of them collapse to the floor. A quick check of them reveals that they don’t appear to be suffering any physical injury. Only Langdon, Jasper, Strickland, Cornell the man with broken glasses and the team are unaffected that you can see. Those of you without any magical abilities or the ability to detect magic do not feel anything, except for a change in the direction of the wind towards the south east away from the Nexus.
“What is going on?”
Strickland exclaims, edging back towards his robot.
Jasper, who is checking Jonas Trent the Miller, frowns, “I’m not sure but they are all completely out of it. Looks like its frazzled their brains or something."
Cornell looks around, settling on looking at Penny. "I did warn you all,"
he says, unslinging his rifle. "Now we have another situation where I cannot call in support to deal with."