Log:Session 111 (Meta, no ontology)

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[15:20] <&Hebizuka> *Welcome back to the Mazes, Jonah. You have visited 315 rooms, the next special room is at the 320th. You are currently feeling healthy and satiated. Your allies Carolyn, Raider and Ayako seem to be all A-OK as well. !mrooms3 to continue.* [15:24] * Jonah groans as she finally awakes, only faintly noticing that underneath her maid outfit, her pants are a mess. "Ugh, how long was I out? Last I remember was kicking Asmodeus's ass and claiming my just rewards." [15:25] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] You alright, Jonah? You seemed to have had a long nightmare. [15:26] <Jonah> "...What would you say if I told you I raped Asmodeus in my dreams?" [15:26] <~SU_Tempest> *Carolyn snickers.* [15:26] <Jonah> "I'm being sincere!" [15:27] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [15:27] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 6180 - Front door: 428 - Right door: 6130 - Roomstyle: 175 [15:27] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] That you're still as fucked up as ever? But that's all you, to rape the demon of lust... [15:27] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] I bet you'd do it for real if you had the chance. [15:28] <Jonah> "I /did/ do it for real. How do you -" Jonah takes a breath and rubs her forehead as she heads towards the front door. "Okay, I need a crash course. What were the paladins /here/ like? Before they all - all died out, or whatever." [15:28] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Knights in iron armor with big honking swords, I think. [15:30] <&Hebizuka> *A warehouse room. There is what seems to be money in the corner, but the room is occupied by a terrifying creature: a titanium carbide golem!* [15:31] <Jonah> "You - you think? So there wasn't any actual..." She waves her hand in that universal wishy-washy gesture. "Religiousness, to them? The military arm of the gods, something like that?" [15:31] <&Hebizuka> *The golem does not appear to be hostile - despite Ayako (currently in iron golem shape) looking restless.* [15:31] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] Something's off. [15:31] * Jonah proceeds to - oh goody. [15:32] <Jonah> "I vote for running." [15:32] <Jonah> "I vote for running /so far away./ Who's with me?" [15:32] <&Hebizuka> *The golem pushes one of the big metal containers on the side, and into one of the walls, to the point the container flattens like a cardboard box.* [15:33] <&Hebizuka> *It reveals there's a huge pile of money in the corner, as well as a teleporting pad. His pushing job finished, the golem leaves the room through the front door.* [15:33] <Jonah> "Wait how is the teleporting pad /not destroyed/ if that container got flatter than pancakes." [15:34] <&Hebizuka> *The container was slightly off the side.* [15:34] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] I've never believed in free meals. Why is there a teleporter here? [15:35] <Jonah> "I didn't even know teleporters could be /transported./ How much duct tape do we need to attach it to Ayako?" [15:35] * Jonah approaches ever-cautiously towards the huge pile of cash, while studiously ignoring the whole teleporter business. [15:35] <&Hebizuka> [Money] 2500 P$ [15:36] <&Hebizuka> [Note] "This teleporter goes to Lance's bionics workshop" [15:37] <Jonah> "That is waaaaaaay too convenient. Let's just split up the cash and get there manually." [15:41] <Jonah> "Er... Carolyn? Raider?" [15:41] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] No, let's use that teleporter. If it's there, it's probably because someone is pointing us in his direction. [15:41] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] What if something's up with your augs? Maybe Lance is trying to have you come his way. [15:43] <Jonah> "...Didn't you /just say/ you never believed in free meals and that this was hilariously suspicious?" [15:43] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] I do, but nothing happens without reason. [15:43] <&Hebizuka> *You're feeling a little woozy.* [15:44] * Jonah eyes the damned teleporter, clearly hesitant to get on. The wooziness doesn't help matters, and she has to lean on it for support."You're full of it, things happen with no rhyme and reason /all the time./ And how could Lance /possibly/ have masterminded this?" [15:45] <Jonah> "If we all die I get 'I told you so' rights until time ends. And pick up the coins for me? I'm not feeling too good." [15:46] <&Hebizuka> *You have the sensation you're rapidly losing strength.* [15:46] <&Hebizuka> *Though it doesn't feel (yet) like you're going to pass out, you do feel like your senses are numbing a bit.* [15:47] <Jonah> "Can - can we get going on this dumb, dumb teleporter thing now?" She's already /on/ it, so it's just a matter of waiting for the others... right? [15:48] <~SU_Tempest> *Your allies step on with you, and you're teleported, predictably...* [15:48] <~SU_Tempest> *...into Lance's workshop.* [15:51] <&Hebizuka> *Carolyn had the good sense to carry the 2500 P$ wholly.* [15:52] <Jonah> "Soooooo, Lance..." Jonah slurs a bit as she leans on Ayako for support. "Annyyyy chance I can, can talk you into checkups?" [15:53] <Jonah> "Maaaaybe a refund." [15:53] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] Ah, there you are! I take it you've found my stash of money and the teleporter, since you are here. [15:55] <Jonah> "Why do you have those things. In /boxes./ " [15:55] <Jonah> "Also - also there's no money back guarantee on these augs is theeere." [15:56] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] Nevermind that. We NEED, no, we MUST talk about your augmentations. If you would please undress and lie on the operation table in a hurry, this would GREATLY help. [15:58] * Jonah has enough sense to strip when the doctor says so, but it does reveal the mess she made with Asmodeus. Lance probably doesn't give a shit, but more disdain is the last thing she needs from Carolyn. The alligator-stealing /jerk./ [15:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] As it is, you are equipped with previous-generation models of my beloved bionic implants. But as it would turn out, they are now flawed and there is a SIGNIFICANT risk they could cause... erm. Problems, if you were to continue using them. [16:00] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] But I, the great Lance Chaosclaw, I stand by my work, and I will remove the old models - for FREE. The money I have provided is supposed to cover at least in part the costs of any new generation purchases you would perhaps like to make. [16:01] <Jonah> "Aaaaaaand if these new parts /also/ have a hilarious, SIGNIFICANT risk they could cause problems?" [16:01] <Jonah> "Gonna magic up more money and offer more replacements?" [16:04] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] They will not, my friend, they will not. The new models are purely and simply MUCH better designed. Now... Let me inject you with a bit of this while I remove the old models... [16:05] <Jonah> "That's what you said the laaaast ti..." And then sweet, sweet anesthesia takes her. [16:07] <&Hebizuka> *You can no longer auto-identify items. Your alertness returns to normal levels. Your Strength, Max Torso HP, Pain sensitivity and Initiative return to their natural levels. Your escaping and cover-taking are no longer automatic successes.* [16:10] <&Hebizuka> *You wake up, having returned to an unaugmented state. [16:10] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] Welcome back among us, my dear friend. I've rid you of those old-generation augs. Now, may we discuss about augmenting you with better replacements? [16:11] <Jonah> " /Wow/ I feel better. And yeah - can we start with 'whatever I need to replicate my old-generation augs'?" [16:13] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] Not all models, I'm afraid, have new-generation equivalents. Please take a look at my catalog. [16:13] <~SU_Tempest> ( http://mazeworld.net/wiki/Bionic_augmentations ) [16:15] <&Hebizuka> *In order to get new generation augs, first a base must be installed on the client's body; each base supplies with a certain amount of PP (Power Pool). These bases can then receive augmentations proper, which use up PP. Note that while PP stacks across all bases (power being distributed among all of them), in order to install an augmentation, you still require the corresponding base (e.g., no muscular fiber enhancement without a Bionic Arm, and so on.)* [16:17] <Jonah> "If I wasn't about to die I'd say you were bleeding me dry, Lance." Cripes, the prices on these were heavy. "Raider, Carolyn, want to join me in getting some of these?" [16:18] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] You know that augs aren't my shtick. [16:18] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] No. [16:20] <Jonah> "In my defense, no I really didn't know. The first few times we came through here there wasn't enough money, and you were still encouraging me to put my life over yours so." [16:30] <Jonah> "Okay, so - I think I'll buy the Brain base and the eye base, then pick up the #14 and #20 augs. Which sets me back, what, 3700 P$ or so?" [16:33] <&Hebizuka> BUY [16:33] <&Hebizuka> Brainpower Cerebral Enhancement base (+25 PP) - 500 P$ [16:33] <&Hebizuka> Bionic Eyes base (+10 PP) - 1000 P$ [16:33] <&Hebizuka> Augmented Sensorial Awareness (-5 PP)- 550 P$ [16:33] <&Hebizuka> Social Interaction Enhancer (-15 PP) - 1650 P$ [16:33] <&Hebizuka> TOTAL: 3700 P$ (20/35 PP used up) [16:33] <&Hebizuka> *Confirm transaction?* [16:35] <Jonah> *Confirmed* [16:36] <&Hebizuka> *It seems you're not carrying enough money, even when putting together what you and Carolyn carry, and Raider refuses to let go of his pocket cash.* [16:37] <&Hebizuka> *Carrying a total of 3683 P$ - need 17 more. Lance notes the tiny difference and accepts the payment anyway, muttering something about "pocket change doesn't matter".* [16:37] <&Hebizuka> *Total money carried remaining: 0 P$* [16:42] <&Hebizuka> *You wake up again, with increased alertness again. A heads up display brings itself up to life, overlaying your vision, and starts scanning the people around you.* [16:43] <Jonah> "Oh jesus christ /I regret everything/ I thought this would just be mental knowledge not an actual visual display." [16:44] <Jonah> "Like, Carolyn, can you actually /see/ this thing?" She waves her hand in front of her face, trying to disrupt the hologram. [16:44] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] What? See what? I see nothing out of the ordinary... [16:46] <Jonah> "There's this eye-searing holographic display in front of my eyes that's kinda disturbing my vision." She turns over to look at Lance, letting the aug scan him as well. "Is there a way to change the color on the visuals for this? It's kinda eye-searing." [16:46] <Jonah> "Like, /really/ eye-searing." [16:47] <&Hebizuka> *The HUD says that it has finished scanning the environments, then displays a message that explains the SIE is used on command, not automatically - and that in order to display information about another person, it must be actively requested. To do so, a simple mental impulse is required (in other words, just mentally send the order).* [16:47] <&Hebizuka> *It then switches to standby mode, ceasing the overlaying display on your vision.* [16:49] <Jonah> *Right, then. Activate on Carolyn.* [16:55] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Name: Carolyn Knight. Code: 3-6-2 4-6-1-4-9-5-11. || 33 years old. O-Female. Height: 180cm. Weight: 105kg. Breast size: 42DD. || Hostility: Peaceful. Attitude: Stubborn. Morale: Stable. || Cannot determine persuasion level (no conversation ongoing). [16:56] <Jonah> "Hey, Carolyn, do you mind if I test this thing out on you? Pick a topic we'd probably argue about." [16:57] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] No thanks, I don't really like to be on the receiving end of what's essentially a cheat code of social situations. Save that for people trying to kill you. [16:59] <Jonah> *Well, that's a topic right there. Let's see if I can convince her to continue the conversation? Or at least be more comfortable with me using the aug.* "I'd feel a lot more comofrtable figuring out how to use this normally /before/ we start getting shot at. I'm not actually getting any information right now, so even if it's a cheat I'm not entirely sure how to use it." [17:02] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Persuasion level: Increasing. [17:02] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Fine, I get that, but do you have to test it on me in particular? [17:03] <Jonah> *Scan on Raider, please. Emphasis on personality type, if possible.* [17:04] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Name: Jackie Mullen. Nickname: "Raider". Code: 6-2-1 6-1-4-3-3-1-2 || 66 years old. O-Male. Height: 200cm. Weight: 51kg. || Hostility: Neutral. Attitude: Determined. Morale: Poor. [17:06] * Jonah gestures to Raider with an apologetic look on his face. "I just double checked, Carolyn; this thing says you're more stubborn, so that probably mimics the whole 'more on guard and hostile' bit better than using it on Raider." [17:07] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Hey, can it. I'm not stubborn! I just don't like to be a test subject. [17:09] <Jonah> "Sorry, sorry, wrong choice of words. But, let me double check one more thing before I turn it off, alright? Just a quick question, I promise." [17:09] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Sigh. Fine. Just one. [17:10] <Jonah> "Thanks, you're the best." Jonah gets off the table now, still completely at ease with the fact that she's not dressed. "So, I wanted to know - I mean, obviously you're kinda uncomfortable with me using this thing, but is there any actual /sign/ that I'm using it? Talking to you aside, of course. Are my eyes glowing, am I looking at you funny, that kinda thing?" [17:11] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] No, your eyes are, as far as I am aware, perfectly normal... Now would you mind dressing up already? [17:13] <Jonah> "Alright, just let me turn it off... and done." *Don't actually turn it off.* Jonah gives herself one last once-over before putting everything back on. [17:13] <Jonah> "I think we're done here?" Jonah keeps glancing around once she's fully clothed, trying to process what she sees /through/ the SIE aug's HUD instead of actually turning it off. [17:14] <&Hebizuka> *You notice you have difficulties scanning Ayako - mostly due to her current shape. Surprisingly, you also have problems scanning Lance. All the SIE returns is his name, but everything else is "unable to obtain information".* [17:15] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] Unless there is something else I can do for you, my friend, you should be ALL set. [17:15] <Jonah> *That's to be expected.* [17:15] <Jonah> "Thanks, Lance. Let's get going, then." [17:16] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [17:16] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 5069 - Front door: 5390 - Right door: 4198 - Roomstyle: 284 [17:16] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] Good luck out there, my friend! [17:16] <Jonah> "Front door, guys? And Carolyn, you never did get back to me about the whole 'were the paladins here religious' thing." [17:18] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Jonah, you're asking me about what's essentially millenia-old legends and stories. What few we know about them is little more than fantastic tales, now... I wouldn't be able to tell you for sure. I just know it's the era of big iron armor and huge swords. [17:19] <Jonah> "...Wait, they seriously died out /thousands of years/ ago? That's fucking insane, what happened?" [17:20] <Jonah> "Ugh, this is something I'm gonna have to ask Prisca, won't I? I thought there'd be at least a few religious myths passed down, or - or /something./ " [17:20] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] She probably knows more about history than I do. [17:20] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. Nothing to see here, except for a piece of LBE.* [17:23] * Jonah glances over it, while continuing the conversation. "Well, in that case - Carolyn, you joke, but I was absolutely fighting Asmodeus before I wake up. Paladins fight evil, even when we dream. Hell, /especially/ when we dream, it's easier for the gods to get us where we need that way." [17:23] <&Hebizuka> [LBE] (Leg rig) Utility rig: Capacity 4 units [17:24] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Right... But it's all just a dream, isn't it. [17:26] * Jonah proceeds to slap that onto her left leg ASAP. "No, I mean - magic's a thing, that clearly exists here. Tanuki transform, kitsune probably throw fireballs or something, the gods will willingly give a shiny sniper rifle to a faithful paladin if she prays hard enough." [17:26] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [17:26] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 3043 - Front door: 6585 - Right door: 2701 - Roomstyle: 486 [17:27] * Jonah continues in her straight line through the front door. "In my world - and in here, too, 'cause it happened /just last night/ - the gods do more than that. They'll transport your soul into Hell as you sleep, so you can wreck as much havoc as possible before you wake up." [17:28] <&Hebizuka> *You already carry an utility rig on the left leg.* [17:29] <Jonah> (I need to update my sheet, 'cause it's not on - NEVERMIND I'm an ass.) [17:29] * Jonah lifts the utility rig with a few fingers. "Anyone want to wear it?" [17:30] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] That doesn't mean there aren't dreams! And things that occur in dreams just do not happen in the real world, you know? [17:31] <~SU_Tempest> *Raider shakes his head no, but Carolyn takes it and wear it on her own left leg.* [17:32] <Jonah> "Yes, but that's the thing - Hell /doesn't exist in the real world./ You can't, like, look at a map and /walk to Hell./ You need magic, or /death/, or the gods guiding your soul in a dream." [17:32] <Jonah> "...Oh fuck don't tell me Hell's an actual physical location somewhere in here." [17:32] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Oh no, that's different. Hell exists, you just can't go there like you would pass a door and go in the next room. [17:32] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Let's just say it's in another, but close dimension. That a concept you can grasp? [17:34] <Jonah> "I can grasp that. I'm /grasping that by the horns./ Hell is /close enough/ dimensionally that the gods can take you there while you dream." [17:34] * Jonah waits until she's done putting the rig on before they head through the front door. [17:34] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] You should quit drugs, Jonah, it's really not good for your mind./ [17:35] <Jonah> "Oh /come on,/ you've been with me the entire time I've been here and you've seen me take exactly zero drugs." [17:35] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Hey, for all I know, you could be suffering of withdrawal that entire time! [17:35] <&Hebizuka> *A bedroom, with bed, nightstand, desk, drawers, a few chairs, and some appliances: a radio (@radio) and a TV (@whatsonTV). You spot a weapon on the bed.* [17:36] <Jonah> "We've been together forever! If I was doping the withdrawal would have kicked in, /and/ kicked out, /and/ the docs would have said something during the many, /many/ times I was in one of those machines." [17:36] * Jonah resists the urge to grumble. What's the weapon, and is there anything fun in the desks and drawers? [17:37] <Jonah> *Another scan on Carolyn. This is a more natural argument, so how's she feeling?* [17:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - CZ 83 pistol | .380 ACP - Semi-auto | No accessory | CZ83 12-round mag, +1 | Weight: 2 - [6+1/12, TPD] - Cond: Bad / Clns: Caked [17:38] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Persuasion level: Stable. [17:39] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] You realize I'm joking when I talked about drugs and withdrawal? With that said, dreams are dreams. Stop believing it really happened, because it didn't. [17:41] <Jonah> "Do I have to /capture a demon and get a first person account for you?/ No, they're not trustworthy - look, let's just ask the gods the next time we go to a shrine." She sweeps the nearly destroyed pistol into her backpack for later sellng. "If the gods themselves say so, would you believe me?" [17:41] <Jonah> @wwhatsonTV [17:41] <Jonah> @whatsonTV [17:41] <MazeBot> [Talk show] The Late Late Show with Insomniac Steve [17:41] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Haha, right. [17:41] <Jonah> @radio [17:41] <MazeBot> [Talk radio] Ballistic - All things weapons, ammo and gear, as well as good purchasing deals, maintenance tips, and gear selection hints [17:42] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] I'll make sure to ask 'em if you're all right up there. *Points at your forehead.* [17:43] * Jonah harrumphs, pressing her forehead into Carolyn's finger. It takes a moment before she starts talking - her voice goes lower, then, and the paladin starts frowning. "Why do you follow along if you don't believe anything I say?" [17:43] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Because it's silly more than anything! [17:44] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] But I dunno, why do I keep following you? That's a good question. Let's just say that it never crossed my mind to ever -stop-. [17:46] * Jonah actually drops her jaw over how big Carolyn's balls are. "...That is /literally a lie,/ you threatened to leave over a pet alligator." [17:46] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [17:46] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 3134 - Front door: 286 - Right door: 5065 - Roomstyle: 142 [17:46] <Jonah> "Like, Raider, back me up, that /happened/ didn't it?" [17:46] * Jonah steps through the front door once more. [17:46] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] The alligator thing being an exception, I've never had an active reason to leave. But seriously, that's a stupid idea. This nasty thing would've bit our asses a hundred times. [17:47] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] All I'm hoping is that I'll be alive to make use of my retirement funds. I don't really care about anything else anymore. [17:48] <Jonah> "It was /tame!/ It was proof positive that a peaceful solution - " *Oh good, Raider brought it up, so now I don't have to.* "Raider, what's eating you?" [17:48] <&Hebizuka> *A shower room. It seems to be currently unoccupied. You may use one of the shower stalls if you desire. There is only one door out.* [17:48] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] Nothing, forget I said a word. [17:49] <Jonah> "No, come on. If nothing else, I'd like to make sure your head's in the game." [17:50] * Jonah leans against one of the shower stall walls. "If you're tired of running and gunning, you can leave once our contract expires. But you seemed more okay with it earlier, so... what's up?" [17:50] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] My contract is almost up, and I honestly have less and less desire to ask for renewing it. [17:51] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] I'd need some serious incentive to sign up for a fifth one. [17:51] <Jonah> "Ahhhh. I'm too crazy an employer, huh?" [17:51] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] Well, you said it. [17:52] <Jonah> "How many rooms we got before it ends? I'd like to hawk the stuff you've been carrying for us before you go." [17:53] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] Six. And I'm keeping my weapons. [17:54] <Jonah> "Uhm, I'm reasonably sure at least /one/ of those weapons I gave to you, with your own assurance no less that they'd stay mine and you were just using them for now." [17:55] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] *grumble* Fine. [17:56] * Jonah groans, resisting the urge to stick her head in the shower and rest a bit. "Out of curiosity, what'd be your asking price for a fifth run?" [17:57] <&Hebizuka> *Raider drops the following items:* [17:57] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - Smith & Wesson Model 686 revolver | .357 Magnum - Semi-auto | No accessory | Cylinder, 6 rounds | Weight: 5 - [6/6, .357 XPD] - Cond: Good / Clns: Lubricated [17:57] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Speedloader: .357 Magnum/.38 Special 6-round speedloader. Weight: 0.25+0.12 (0.37) - [6/6, .357 HP] [17:57] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Speedloader: .357 Magnum/.38 Special 6-round speedloader. Weight: 0.25+0.12 (0.37) - [6/6, .357 HP] [17:57] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Speedloader: .357 Magnum/.38 Special 6-round speedloader. Weight: 0.25+0.12 (0.37) - [6/6, .357 HP] [17:57] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] .357 Magnum, TPD, 339 rounds - Weight: 6.78 [17:57] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] .357 Magnum, XPD, 42 rounds - Weight: 0.84 [17:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] More than you can afford, right now. [17:58] <Jonah> "Uhm - we /do/ have six more rooms, Raider." [17:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] Take 'em now. I do have my remaining weapons. [18:00] <Jonah> "Ugh. Carolyn, do you have room for the revolver and the loose ammo?" [18:01] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Sure, but I might not be able to carry everything. [18:01] <&Hebizuka> *Carolyn drops the kunai, and equips the 686 instead.* [18:02] <&Hebizuka> *She then scoops up the ammo.* [18:03] <Jonah> "Incidentally, Raider - another 1500P$ won't change your mind?" [18:04] * Jonah grabs the speedloaders and attaches them to her belt to save Carolyn the room. [18:04] <&Hebizuka> *Carolyn was able to spare the speedloaders in her tactical vest - do you want to take them back from her?* [18:05] <Jonah> *Oh, in that case nah.* [18:08] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] No, I'm afraid. [18:10] <Jonah> !mrooms1 [18:10] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Unique door: 5712 - Roomstyle: 524 [18:10] <Jonah> *Scan on Raider?* [18:11] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Persuasion levels: Decreased. [18:12] <Jonah> "Mmm. 3348 P$ is all I have left. If that's not enough, could we negotiate for less rooms?" [18:12] * Jonah heads through the door in the meantime. [18:14] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] No. [18:16] <Jonah> "Nuts." [18:19] <&Hebizuka> *You reach a hiring bureau. There are eight cages with people and creatures in side, an information board full of ads, announcements and classifieds, and as always, the hirer, ready to provide help and information.* [18:20] * Jonah takes a moment to glance at the information board. That looks new. [18:21] <&Hebizuka> *The information board really is just ad space. Various posters selling the merits of various products, with the occasional "Join the <line of work>!".* [18:22] <Jonah> *Anything, you know, actually relevant? Deals, sells, so on?* [18:35] <&Hebizuka> CLASSIFIEDS [18:35] <&Hebizuka> 1: Human citizen seeking to buy assault rifle ; any model - GOOD CONDITION ONLY. [18:35] <&Hebizuka> 2: Maze Soldier seeking to buy 40mm caseless ammunition, preferably GRD-100 smoke rounds. [18:35] <&Hebizuka> 3: Hakutaku selling used Karabiner 98k (Good condition, grimy) with 4 stripper clips, no ammunition. [18:35] <&Hebizuka> 4: Mercenary seeking to meet a potential new friend. [18:35] <&Hebizuka> 5: Human citizen seeking for intimate fun. Looking for a male partner. [18:37] <Jonah> "Soldier's probably not gonna buy just the round round of ammo. Not interested in /more/ guns... Hey, Carolyn, Raider, what does 'potential new friend' mean?" [18:38] <Jonah> "Is that, uh, a euphemism for something?" [18:38] * Jonah keeps the classifieds in mine as she skims through the cages. What's on sale? [18:39] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] People use the classifieds to try and meet people from all sorts of places, especially if the people in their own sector are not to their liking. [18:40] <Jonah> "Then... moooooooove?" [18:40] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Hey, I'm just telling you how it's being used, I don't give a rat's ass about their motives. [18:41] <Jonah> "Does it cost anything to put something up yourself?" [18:41] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] What is your address? [18:42] <Jonah> "You need an address? There goes that plan." [18:42] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Yeah. Sorry. [18:43] * Jonah gestures over to the cages. "I don't recognize some of the creatures here. Got a catalog?" [18:43] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Sure. [18:43] <Jonah> "And, Carolyn - what's your thoughts on freeing someone from these things?" [18:43] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Uhhh [18:43] <Jonah> *Time for another scan. Best get my money's worth.* [18:44] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] *Cuts off* You better watch what you're saying. I've had cases of people who thought it would be a fun idea to "liberate" these creatures from their cells. Yknow. Without paying. And I don't take too kindly to that. [18:45] <Jonah> "I have the money, and if you /didn't/ have a failsafe then this entire business model dies in no seconds flat." [18:46] <Jonah> "Also, anybody who decides to plan it /inside of the business/ deserves you shooting them. Get them out of the gene pool." [18:47] <&Hebizuka> CELL CREATURES [18:47] <&Hebizuka> Maid - 1000 P$ [18:47] <&Hebizuka> Mercenary, sniper - Contract [18:47] <&Hebizuka> Kappa - 2000 P$ [18:47] <&Hebizuka> Domesticated headcrab - 250 P$ [18:47] <&Hebizuka> Mercenary, bomber - Contract [18:47] <&Hebizuka> Domesticated headcrab - 250 P$ [18:47] <&Hebizuka> Incubus - 1000 P$ [18:47] <&Hebizuka> Tengu - 1500 P$ [18:49] <Jonah> "Okay, Carolyn, look, /look./ " She points at /both/ domesticated headcrabs, disgusting things they are. "If /these/ can be domesticated a baby alligator is perfectly fine." [18:49] * Jonah flips off the incubus for good measure, before heading over to the Kappa. "Heyo." [18:50] <~SU_Tempest> [Kappa] *faint whining* [18:53] <Jonah> "Uhm - you okay?" And what's s/he look like? [18:54] <&Hebizuka> *The kappa doesn't respond.* [18:54] <&Hebizuka> *They seem lost in thought with a depressed facial expression.* [18:55] <Jonah> *Scan the kappa.* [18:58] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [18:58] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 2086 - Front door: 1885 - Right door: 3779 - Roomstyle: 406 [18:58] <&Hebizuka> (rm/ scan) [18:58] <Jonah> "Fine, fine, I'll come next time." [19:01] * Jonah flips off the incubus yet again before heading through the front door. [19:02] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. The room appears to be completely empty.* [19:03] <Jonah> "Of course it's empty. I still think this is one of the easier ways to earn 700 smackers for yourself, Raider." [19:03] <~SU_Tempest> [Raider] I don't know. I got paid everytime you wanted my services, but I've been feeling like utter shit the longer I've dragged myself through this contract. [19:05] <&Hebizuka> Checkout [19:07] <&Hebizuka> 320 rooms, 47 kills, 1 SE, 6 missions, 3 Amulets, 3852 P$, 0 Runs [19:08] <&Hebizuka> Progress: +5 rooms, +183 P$ [19:08] <&Hebizuka> Score: 588pts (+4) [19:08] <&Hebizuka> Pos: 3rd [19:08] <&Hebizuka> *No stats changes. No achievements progress.*