He's the guy they're looking for.
Whoa. I'm not used to seeing law enforcement being protrayed as reasonable and pragmatic in fiction. I'm going to have to sit down and process this one.
Good job loudly identifying them!
Did they not mention they should be subtle? You don't just openly talk to undercover agents about how they're on a mission from the government. It's unlikely the enemy will hear (unless the paint allows for that) but still.
He should shout louder, there's still a slim chance that the rebels haven't heard about this mission yet.
Don't worry, it's probably a trap.
Officer Nigel Thornberry :>
Hello, fellow PHANTOM THIEVES, how ya doing?
That mustache looks extremely fake.
It's just the "police" "officer" looks much too young to have grown such a bushy mustache naturally.
Creepy smile and a mustache he must be evil
"And if you can't hear us, we'll yell a little louder!"
I am not comfortable with this policeman. He seems disturbingly comfortable with having evil dispensers of vile magic loose in the city. You just can't trust magic-wielders. Back in my day we'd just shoot them as soon as they made their appearance and everyone was the better for it! What happened to the idea that police would protect the citizens?
Yeah, letting anyone in the target town know the kids are coming seems like a security risk. Element of surprise: Gone!
Ohhh, so... this is bad, I think. The whole police knows about them, as if they were completely trustworthy, furthermore, everyone working in any of the empire's pillars would outwardly agree with The Empire's Manifesto and thus Proyect Veda.
These groups are just sitting ducks now in a mist that mayhaps not only blocks their senses but serves other purposes, I believe they need some planning ahead. Malhart&kids enjoy their home advantage.
(I feel rather stupid now for not having thought before the paintings serve a real purpose.)
There's magic everywhere on the walls of every place here, there's bound to be some weird things going on sometimes. People both with green hairs
Itmug might make people more OK with magic
So this cop might be playing them
Subscribing to the "he is an opponent" theory.
And I still think, that "What comes next? 1,2, [ ]" should allow 4 in addition to three, not 5. 1,2,3 makes sense (x(i+1)=x(i)+1), 1,2,4 makes sense (x(i+1)=x(i)*2), but for 5 I can't come up with a similarly simple rule.
@Klaus No, no, four is right out.
How about a(n) = n^2 + 1
a(0) = 1
a(1) = 2
a(2) = 5
Here is the only encyclopedia of integer sequences with 7118 different 1,2,5, patterns:
@Klaus It is not my intention to invalidate your argument, 4 is a pretty natural and straightforward continuation to 1,2,... But:
For a x(2)=5, One could go for:
Those are rather 'simple' solutions as in they use just addition, substraction and multiplication, the last one does not even use 'i' beyond accessing the previous element of the sucession.
@Klaus: it's a Monty Python reference. Their character of King Arthur repeatedly counts "1, 2, 5", causing Sir Bedevere to interject and correct him.