Well, everything went a bit better than expected for our heroes.
While they did face overwhelming odds upon emerging from the minigame, the overwhelming odds aren’t facing them, but each other instead. It seems that a slight case of professional rivalry between the two big chieftains, of which very perceptive readers might have noticed some indication before, has flared up a bit in the meantime. This is not entirely unheard of, I’m afraid, in situations were there is more than one big chieftain at the same time. >_>
Fortunately, the Forces of Evil ™ have established HR conflict resolution processes to deal with this sort of issue quickly and efficiently. Unfortunately, they are so tortuously painful for all parties involved* that the parties involved in the current conflict opted for an alternative conflict resolution strategy instead: a knife fight. Fortunately again, a knife fight is also capable of solving this sort of conflict quickly and efficiently, plus it’s only painful for one of the parties involved – and both parties are currently still counting on being the other party. As an added boon, it supplies agreeable entertainment for all of the underlings, thus raising morale in the whole workforce.
Nobody’s been hurt up to now, though – save from a slight injury to Snuka’s feelings. Who is smart enough, however, to prefer that slight psychological injury to the multiple heavy physical injuries he had expected to be already suffering from at this point.
More on Thursday.
* Which is the price of a human resources department not actually staffed by humans.