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Aion 1.

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Entry to this week’s Crimson’s Creative Challenge!

Priory: The priestess gathered her acolytes at the dining table. Tonight, they will make a sacrifice to the moon goddess so that she will hide their passage west. A calf was brought to the pedestal and a sharp blade drawn. Two slashes later, blood stained the walls. The calf was still alive.

Bastion: The revolutionary huddled with his conspirators in a dark corner. At midnight, they will raid the armory for explosives and set them over the palace’s supports. One who had second thoughts fidgeted with a pistol in his coat pocket. A loud bang went off, commotion reverberated the walls. The lantern had fell.

Museum: The activist raised his microphone atop the podium. After dawn, they will parade across the finance district with artifacts stolen from their homeland. Riot police looked uneasy as they gripped their batons. A building alarm blared; sirens flooded the street. The uptown heist began.

The Last Act

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Entry to this week’s Crimson’s Creative Challenge!

For his final trick, Houdini wanted to escape from the bowels of an active volcano, handcuffed in a coffin, placed underwater of course with no extra oxygen, and surrounded by sleeping sharks. Confident of the odds, he announced the time / date of the feat and invited the press to film him live. The fateful day approached and right on cue as if from a Hollywood scene, a spectacular chain of events unrolled as planned. Houdini picks the lock on his handcuffs. The underwater volcano explodes, breaking open the casket. The sleeping sharks wake up and scramble in all directions. Houdini latches onto one and makes a rapid beeline towards the light above. Crashing through the surface, the public erupts with huge cheers, accolades, and congratulations. Houdini however was disconsolate for he knew the truth. He had lost his best friend, brother, and twin.