A cult has fashioned round Team Fortress 2’s Watchers

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The first report arrived five days ago. Three figures: recorders in hand, cameras in beard. While we fought, they watched. Crouched of their corners. Minding their very own enterprise, scrutinising ours. We’d be hypocrites to name them hostile, however might you blame us? Nobody is aware of what they need.

Even I don’t, and I’m the one Team Fortress 2 participant who’s managed to make contact.

I discovered the Watcher lurking in the cult’s chatroom. These are their imitators: 276 people, all signed as much as perform work they don’t perceive. They play costume up, equipping watches that permit them stay invisible for so long as they keep nonetheless. The entities themselves, as greatest we will guess, use the identical know-how. Although they in all probability don’t must spend £4 on white paint to make their eyes glow.

The Watcher wouldn’t speak, at first. I’d discovered the actual deal, one of many originators of this all, nevertheless it wouldn’t communicate. Not till I’d drawn it into personal dialog, defined what web sites have been, after which my function on this one. I sensed it reprioritise.

“What do you want”, I requested. “Compliance”, it responded.

I requested if it meant us hurt.

“The vessel does not understand morality. Do not approach the vessel. Do not let the vessel approach you. And you will be safe.”

I requested if I might assist.

“Our presence has sparked a following among particularly zealous individuals. While these entities are very much intriguing and properly observed, they do not follow orders from VEhFIE9WRVJNSU5E. They do not study the anomalies.”

Something modified, then. I received the impression, impossibly, of remorse. Of a being starting to withdraw. I nonetheless couldn’t cease myself from asking what it meant.

“Anomaly research is conducted by teams sent out by QklTT04gQk9ZUw==. I do not know the full extent of what this group does, I am merely here to observe. I am pleased to have you in this unit’s presence. I do not get to study entities like you often. However, we are under strict orders to not converse with subjects. This will be the first and last time I speak.”

My chat window vanished, and the being together with it. I scoured the cult’s chatroom, however the Watcher was nowhere to be seen.

I think about we nonetheless are, although. Seen.

Hmm. How a lot was that paint?

Header image courtesy of Reddit user Siryolk.