Log:Session 140 (Meta, no ontology)

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[19:04] <&Hebizuka> *You have a bit of trouble understanding what happened... The last thing you remember, you're pretty sure you died, but here you are, slowly waking up from what seemed like a very long nap. The first thing you notice is that you're waking up in a hospital bedroom. It doesn't look like home or anywhere familiar.* [19:05] <&Hebizuka> *The next thing you notice is that you're naked and there's nothing that belongs - or used to belong - to you here. And just as you make note of that, a television turns on automatically on the end of the room, revealing the head of a human male. Lab coat, thick frame glasses, bald head ; he looks like a medic.* [19:05] <~Tempest> [Medic] Hello, can you hear me? [19:09] <Rachnus> Um, yes, I can hear you, I'm sorry, but where exactly am I right now? [19:11] <~Tempest> [Medic] Good, our sensors still function. Your vital signs seem to be stable as well. I know you must be disoriented right now, but I must ask you several questions. Your answers will help me determine if you're indeed in good health. [19:11] <~Tempest> [Medic] Once this is dealt with, I will try to answer any questions you have... But for the time being, I'm sorry, but I will ask you to wait and answer mine first. Understood? [19:12] * Rachnus she nods, rubbing her head in confusion, "Right, um, go ahead, I'll do my best to answer what I can." [19:14] <~Tempest> [Medic] Alright. First, the basics. Let's start by telling me your name. [19:15] <Rachnus> My name... Rachnus. My name is Rachnus, do you need more than just my first name? [19:16] <~Tempest> [Medic] A full name would be appreciated. [19:16] <Rachnus> Understood. It's... Um... I can't remember my middle name... But my last name is Veranai. [19:18] <~Tempest> [Medic] All right. If you haven't noticed yet, you may see me and hear me, and I can hear you, but I cannot see you. Damn camera got fried... [19:18] <~Tempest> [Medic] Which brings me to my next question... What is your gender? [19:19] <Rachnus> Well, in the event the microphones you're using can't pick that up, I'm a woman. [19:19] <~Tempest> [Medic] You'd be surprised! But, moving on. [19:20] <&Hebizuka> *The monitor stops displaying the medic's face, and starts displaying a question and choices instead.* [19:20] <~Tempest> [Medic] Take a look at the monitor here. I need you to tell me what species you were born as, or whichever is the closest. [19:20] <&Hebizuka> [Species?] Human, or Halfling [19:21] <Rachnus> Halfling, any more specifics required? [19:23] <&Hebizuka> [Halfling subspecies?] Subspecies: Cat, Dog, Wolf, Fox, Rabbit, Mouse/Rat, Snake, Frog [19:25] <Rachnus> Cat, I believe. Not sure if you need further specifics on what species the bits resemble most, but I'd say they look like a Savannah. [19:25] <~Tempest> [Medic] Thanks for the accuracy, as a Science Team member, it is always appreciable. I shall record you as a cat-person, then. [19:26] <~Tempest> [Medic] Another simple one, how old are you? [19:27] <Rachnus> Does that actually matter? I seem to remember being dead. But, if you want to know... I think I was twenty two years old when I died. [19:27] <~Tempest> [Medic] It will all make sense, don't worry. [19:29] <~Tempest> [Medic] Now, I need you to get up and look to your left, where you should see a series of medical posters, mirrors, and instruments. If you can get up, I need you to move to the first one, so I can get some basic information about you. [19:29] <~Tempest> [Medic] I regret not using the more usual advanced machines to do this job, but we've had equipment damage, recently. Please bear with me. [19:30] * Rachnus she nods, then, realizing that was stupid since he can't see her, simply stands and heads over to the indicated area, "Right, what do you need me to do?" [19:31] <~Tempest> [Medic] The first should be a poster describing various body shapes. Tell me which one is the closest to yours. [19:31] <&Hebizuka> [Constitution?] Thin, Slender, Average, Athletic, Muscular, Overweight, Obese [19:32] <Rachnus> I daresay I'm NOT obese... my honest answer would be athletic, I suppose. [19:34] <~Tempest> [Medic] Very well. The next one should be an old school measuring tape. Use it, and tell me your height. [19:34] <&Hebizuka> [Height?] [19:35] <Rachnus> This one I don't need, I actually checked not long ago if memory serves. I recall being five feet and four inches tall. [19:36] <~Tempest> [Medic] Excellent. Now, there should be an old style scale. Use it to measure your weight. [19:38] * Rachnus she steps onto the scale, adjusting the weights until they balance perfectly, "Okay, it says I'm about one hundred and eighty six pounds, what next, suggest I go on a diet?" She chuckles at her joke slightly [19:40] <~Tempest> [Medic] Well, we shall see about dietary recommendations when it's dealt with. Now for some more... superficial information. [19:40] <~Tempest> [Medic] The next poster should be about skin pigmentations. I need you to tell me which one is the closest from yours. [19:41] <&Hebizuka> [Skin color?] Diamond (Albino), Opal (Nordic, pale white), Pearl (Caucasian), Peridot (Arabid), Heliodor (East asian), Citrine (Malay, filipino), Carnelian (Latino), Axinite (Native American), Onyx (Black) - or Other, if none of them match. [19:41] <Rachnus> Axi... Wha... Axinite? Okay, never heard that one before, but yeah, that one. [19:43] <~Tempest> [Medic] Charming, is it not? We name skin colors after gems. [19:43] <Rachnus> Well that would explain it... [19:43] <~Tempest> [Medic] Moving on. The next one should be about hair. I need you to give me its length and color. [19:43] <&Hebizuka> [Hair length?] Bald/shaved, very short, short, shoulder-length, back-length, hip-length [19:44] <&Hebizuka> [Hair color?] Black, dark brown, brown, auburn, chestnut, blonde, platinum blonde, gray, red, white, silver - or other, if none match [19:44] <Rachnus> It's about back length, and has black coloration. [19:45] <~Tempest> [Medic] Lastly, the final medical poster should talk about eyes, I will need to know their color. [19:45] <&Hebizuka> [Eye color?] Blue, green, gray, blue-green, amber, hazel, brown, red, black, violet - or other, if none match [19:46] <Rachnus> Hazel. Is that all for certain? [19:48] <~Tempest> [Medic] This concludes my preliminary data checking. I now have a more complete report on your physical appearance. I do need to run more tests, though. We will talk physical and mental capabilities. Move closer to the monitor, it will ask you to make choices and adjustments. [19:48] * Rachnus she walks over, "Alright, so long as you aren't asking me about physics, I should be just fine." [19:49] <&Hebizuka> *You will now decide your Primary statistics. You will be given points to spend across a few statistics; adjust as necessary.* [19:50] <&Hebizuka> *For the first part, you are given 5 points to spend across five statistics, which can have as much as +4 points and as little as -4 points into them. You may, in order to gain more points to spend, remove some from one stat to put into another, and so on.* [19:50] <&Hebizuka> Natural Pain sensitivity: 0 pts - 100%. 1 pt = 5%. [19:50] <&Hebizuka> Natural Strength: 0 pts - 100%. 1 pt = 10%. [19:50] <&Hebizuka> Maximum Pain before blackout: 0 pts - 100%. 1 pt = 5%. [19:50] <&Hebizuka> Maximum Blood: 0 pts - 20. 1 pt = 1 blood. [19:50] <&Hebizuka> Natural limb health modifier: 0 pts - 100%. 1 pt = 10%. [19:51] <~Tempest> [Medic] Feel free to ask for explanations if needed. [19:52] <Rachnus> I would love to hear explanations... The pain sensitivity one sounds odd. [19:52] <Rachnus> As does the 'maximum blood' one... [19:53] <~Tempest> [Medic] Your natural Pain sensitivity is your ability to resist pain and trauma. Lower means painful hits won't hurt you as much, higher means trauma has more effect on you. [19:54] <Rachnus> Okay, so adding points means it's subtracting from the whole? [19:54] <~Tempest> [Medic] Your Maximum blood is nothing more than the total amount of blood you need to lose before dying from blood loss. Higher is better, naturally, but some people may have less to spare, and other can withstand to lose more. [19:55] <~Tempest> [Medic] As for this question, no; you have 5 free points to put into these statistics, and if you want to have more to spend, you can substract from other stats. [19:56] <Rachnus> I was referring to the Pain stat, not overall. [19:56] <~Tempest> [Medic] Ah, apologies. Yes, if you add points to Pain sensitivity, it will lower. Adding points = Better, generally speaking. [19:57] <Rachnus> Alright then. Thank you. [19:59] * Rachnus she makes the necessary adjustments: Pain Sensitivity: 2, Natural Strength: -2, Maximum Pain before blackout: 3, Maximum Blood: 2, Natural Limb Health: 0 [20:00] <&Hebizuka> *This will set your primary statistics to the following natural levels:* [20:00] <&Hebizuka> Natural Pain sensitivity: 90% [20:00] <&Hebizuka> Natural Strength: 80% [20:00] <&Hebizuka> Maximum Pain before blackout: 115% [20:00] <&Hebizuka> Maximum Blood: 22 units [20:00] <&Hebizuka> Natural Limb health modifier: 100% [20:00] <&Hebizuka> *Confirm?* [20:01] * Rachnus confirm. [20:03] <~Tempest> [Medic] Very well... A bit on the weak side, but you seem to be pretty resilient to damage. You seem to be healthy and in good shape, at least. [20:04] <Rachnus> Well thanks, I try. Anything else? [20:04] <~Tempest> [Medic] Now, let's talk about weapon skills. It's a dangerous world out there, and I'd like to have an idea of your history with combat. The monitor will again ask you to assign points, though this time, all of the options are at minimum ; cannot take away from one to get more to spend on another. [20:05] <&Hebizuka> *You will now assign your starting weapon skills.* [20:05] <&Hebizuka> 1 point in any skill category = 50 Training Points (TPs) in that weapon skill. [20:05] <&Hebizuka> 0 or 1 points leaves the skill level at Unskilled (low accuracy) [20:05] <&Hebizuka> 100 TPs/2 points required for Basic level (normal accuracy) [20:05] <&Hebizuka> 250 TPs/5 points required for Skilled level (improved accuracy) [20:05] <&Hebizuka> [20:05] <&Hebizuka> Weapon skill list (each element is a skill, grouped in categories for your convenience) [20:05] <&Hebizuka> Firearm: Precision rifle - Combat rifle - Shotgun - Conventional rifle - Machine gun - Submachine gun - Pistol - Auto pistol - Revolver [20:05] <&Hebizuka> Explosive: Grenade launcher - Rocket launcher - Hand grenade - Planted explosives [20:05] <&Hebizuka> Melee : Blunt - Sharp - Piercing - Unarmed (martial arts) [20:05] <&Hebizuka> *You have 5 points to spend.* [20:09] * Rachnus Shotgun: 2, Blunt: 3 [20:12] <&Hebizuka> *This will give you Basic skill level (100 TPs) in Shotgun, and Basic skill level (150 TPs) in Blunt weapons. Confirm?* [20:13] * Rachnus confirm [20:16] <~Tempest> [Medic] Very good. Now, I'm going to suppose you don't want to remain naked all day long either, but that is just me supposing. [20:16] <Rachnus> You would be correct. [20:17] <~Tempest> [Medic] Thought as much. The monitor will now display a selector for clothing, armor and LBE. Once again, points to spend. Certain default items are pre-selected, but you can choose another option and either spend points (for a better item) or regain points (for a worse item, or even no item at all). [20:22] <&Hebizuka> *You will now choose your starting equipment. You have 5 points to spend across clothing, armor, LBE, and later on, weapons. "Default" items cost zero points. Items that cost points are listed with a negative - sign, and items that bring points back are listed with a positive + sign.* [20:22] <&Hebizuka> Clothing - For having something to put on your back, and for style. [20:22] <&Hebizuka> >Top: None/Naked (+1 pt) - Yes (0 pt) ; if yes, a selection will be displayed [20:22] <&Hebizuka> >Bottom: None/Naked (+1 pt) - Yes (0 pt) ; if yes, a selection will be displayed [20:22] <&Hebizuka> >Footwear: None/Naked (+1 pt) - Yes (0 pt) ; if yes, a selection will be displayed [20:22] <&Hebizuka> >Headgear (clothing): None/Naked or Yes (either choice is free) [20:24] * Rachnus And I assume the first three are default? [20:25] <&Hebizuka> *By default, the first three are set to "yes", and if you confirm you want them on "yes" I'll display a list of clothing items to choose from. The last one is up to you, hats are free. Because hats.* [20:26] * Rachnus well, we'll go with yes for the top three, and none for the hats. For now, at least. [20:27] <&Hebizuka> Available tops: T-Shirt, Shirt with tie, Tracksuit jacket, Sarashi, Trench-coat, Duster coat, Parka [20:27] <&Hebizuka> Available bottoms: Jeans, Regular pants, Tracksuit pants, Shorts, Leather pants, Mountain pants, Cargo pants (plain) [20:27] <&Hebizuka> Available footwear: Regular shoes, Running shoes, Hiking shoes [20:27] <&Hebizuka> *Pick one of each.* [20:28] * Rachnus we'll go with Trench-coat, Cargo pants, and Hiking shoes. [20:29] <&Hebizuka> Armor - For actually protecting yourself. [20:29] <&Hebizuka> >Body armor: None (0 pt) - Flak jacket (-2 pts) - Type-2 Kevlar vest (-4 pts) - Type-3 Kevlar vest (-6 pts) [20:29] <&Hebizuka> >Headgear (armor): None (0 pt) - M1 Helmet (-1 pts) - Twaron helmet (-2 pts) - SPECTRA helmet (-3 pts) [20:29] <&Hebizuka> >Arms addons: None (0 pt) - Elbow pads (0 pt) - Arm guards (-1) - Twaron arm pads (-2) [20:29] <&Hebizuka> >Legs addons: None (0 pt) - Knee pads (0 pt) - Leg guards (-1) - Twaron leg pads (-2) [20:31] * Rachnus Type-2 Kevlar, and Leg guards. [20:31] <&Hebizuka> *This will make you spend all five points. Confirm?* [20:33] * Rachnus confirm. [20:35] <&Hebizuka> Load-Bearing Equipment (LBE) - For having carrying capacity and an inventory. [20:35] <&Hebizuka> >Backpack: No backpack (+4pt) - Shoulder bag (+2pt, 20 units) - Student's backpack (+1pt, 30 units) - Field pack (0pt, 40 units) - Standard backpack (-2pt, 50 units) - J├Ąger rucksack (-3pt, 60 units) [20:35] <&Hebizuka> >Utility belt: No belt (+2pt, but can't carry key items) - Default belt (0pt, can carry key items) - LE Tactical belt (-1pt, key items + extra inv space) - Gunfighter belt (-1pt, key items + extra inv space) [20:35] <&Hebizuka> >Tactical vest: No vest (0pt) - Competition vest (-1pt) - MK64 Trooper (-2pt) - VersaForce (-3pt) [20:37] <Rachnus> Given new information, can we get rid of the Leg guards and use the Field Pack and Gunfighter belt? [20:39] <&Hebizuka> *The Leg Guards have been removed from your choices.* [20:40] <&Hebizuka> *You've spent the point you regained for the Gunfighter belt.* [20:43] <&Hebizuka> *You will now choose your starting weapon packages, which have been determined by your starting skills. You can choose ONE of the following packages for free. If you wish to purchase any extra, you must spend 4 points.* [20:43] <&Hebizuka> Shotgun package 1: Baikal MP-27M double-barrel (Buck) + 20x 12 gauge buckshot [20:43] <&Hebizuka> Shotgun package 2: Savage/Stevens M67 pump-action (Buck) + 20x 12 gauge buckshot [20:43] <&Hebizuka> Blunt package 1: Nightstick [20:43] <&Hebizuka> Blunt package 2: Baseball bat (Wood) [20:44] * Rachnus Shotgun Package 2 [20:46] <&Hebizuka> *One moment...* [20:49] <&Hebizuka> *Reviewing selected items.* [20:49] <&Hebizuka> Selected items: [20:49] <&Hebizuka> Clothing: Top (Trench-coat), Bottom (Cargo pants), Footwear (Hiking shoes), no headgear - (cost: 0) [20:49] <&Hebizuka> Armor: Type-2 Kevlar vest (4) - (cost: 4) [20:49] <&Hebizuka> LBE: Field pack, Gunfighter belt (1) - (cost: 5) [20:49] <&Hebizuka> Weapons: Free weapon package (Shotgun #2) + no extra packages (0) - (cost: 0) [20:49] <&Hebizuka> *Confirm?* [20:50] * Rachnus confirm [20:50] <~Tempest> [Medic] Very well. I will be coming to see you in person, with the equipment you've selected. You'll be able to dress up and gear up. [20:54] <&Hebizuka> *A moment passes, and you see a door open. The medic you saw on the monitor is here in the flesh, pushing in a cart with boxes and crates ; presumably containing the equipment you selected.* [20:55] <~Tempest> [Medic] Good morning, Rachnus. I'm glad to see you're in good health after all. [20:55] * Rachnus she turns and looks him over, "Well, nice to finally meet you in person. And believe me, I have questions about that." [20:58] <~Tempest> [Medic] Likewise. I suppose I am free to answer any questions you may have, I'll try to help you as much as possible. [20:59] <Rachnus> Where exactly am I? [20:59] <&Hebizuka> *There are three crates, at your disposal for you to open. The medic looks you over, but doesn't seem to care particularly about your nudity. He seems slightly concerned more than anything else.* [21:00] <~Tempest> [Medic] You are in a realm called The Mazes. The administrator of the realm, suitably named the Admin, has witnessed your death, and has seen fit to capture your soul in order to bring it here, in this realm. It has been placed in the body you currently have now. [21:01] <Rachnus> Alright, well, why here of all places? Is this a sort of second chance? [21:01] <~Tempest> [Medic] It is a functional, healthy body that resembles the you of the past, at the exception you have no special or superhuman abilities, and you are essentially no different from a human being, now. I'm pleased to see you seem to be doing just fine. [21:03] <~Tempest> [Medic] Yes, as a matter of fact, this is why the Admin has chosen to 'save' you, so to speak. You are the Contestant, and you have in fact been offered a second chance at life. You will be granted the right to return to your homeworld alive and free, if you find four divine artifacts called Cardinal Amulets. [21:03] <~Tempest> [Medic] These Amulets are, well.. No-one knows where they are or if they truly exist, but they are your ticket home and it is up to you to find them. [21:03] <Rachnus> I see. Will I have any support, or am I on my own? [21:05] <~Tempest> [Medic] You are, for the time being, on your own. [21:05] <~Tempest> [Medic] I'm not saying you won't be able to find companions during your stay in the Mazes, though... It is a possibility. [21:06] <Rachnus> I see. [21:06] <~Tempest> [Medic] Do you have any recollection, any memory of your previous life? Specifically, do you remember how you died? [21:08] <Rachnus> I... That's difficult, but I think I can. Um... Ah, I do, yes, I bled out from a head injury, I don't quite remember what happened, but I think someone hit me with something. [21:10] <~Tempest> [Medic] Hmm, I see. Would you care to answer to a small psych test? Just to get an idea of your personality? [21:11] <Rachnus> Go right ahead, but, mind if I get dressed first? [21:11] <&Hebizuka> *These questions do not actually lead to changes as the statistics they're tied to have not been implemented. As such, they are optional, but for the sake of flavor, you may take them if you wish.* [21:13] <~Tempest> [Medic] I don't mind, feel free to open those boxes. It's all yours after all. [21:15] * Rachnus she nods and heads over to get her clothes [21:17] <&Hebizuka> <Clothing & Armor> [21:17] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Top - Trench-coat (Upper body, Lower body, Arms, Legs, Crotch) - AC: C3 - Blunt-resistant, Sharp-resistant, Piercing-resistant - Weight: 9 - [Cond: Brand new] [21:17] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Bottom - Cargo pants, plain color (Lower body, Legs, Crotch) - AC: C3 - Blunt-resistant, Sharp-resistant - Weight: 5 - [Cond: Brand new] [21:17] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Footwear - Hiking shoes - AC: C3 - Blunt-resistant, Sharp-resistant, Piercing-resistant - Weight: 9 - [Cond: Brand new] [21:17] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Body armor - Type-2 Kevlar vest (Upper body) - AC: A2 - Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-resistant, Piercing-resistant - Plate carrier - Weight: 9 - [Cond: Brand new] [21:17] <&Hebizuka> *You may copy paste the event lines (an event line begins with a [word], such as [Clothing] or [Weapon]) directly onto the relevant sections of your inventory sheet.* [21:24] <&Hebizuka> *Do confirm when items are being added, removed, or replaced in your inventory and equipment.* [21:28] <~Tempest> *The medic patiently waits for you to dress up. No, he is not looking.* [21:30] * Rachnus then there will be no problems. "Alright, go ahead and ask away." [21:31] <~Tempest> *The medic pulls a clipboard up.* [21:32] <~Tempest> [Medic] Which of these descriptors apply best to your personality type? [21:32] <&Hebizuka> Type A: Reserved, responsible and passionate, but also stubborn, tense, and squeamish. [21:32] <&Hebizuka> Type B: Creative, strong, always active, but also irresponsible, selfish and unforgiving. [21:32] <&Hebizuka> Type C: Cool, adaptable, rational, but also cold-hearted, indecisive and forgetful. [21:32] <&Hebizuka> Type D: Confident, optimistic and strong-willed, but also egotistical, unpredictable and doubtful. [21:32] <&Hebizuka> I have no idea / I'm not sure [21:34] <Rachnus> A [21:36] <~Tempest> [Medic] How energetic would you describe yourself as? [21:36] <&Hebizuka> <<< Wet noodle ; I am unable to do any sort of hard work lest I pass out [21:36] <&Hebizuka> << Weak ; I am tired easily and I require frequent resting [21:36] <&Hebizuka> < Fragile ; I am average, just not very endurant [21:36] <&Hebizuka> Average ; I am capable of taking some hard work if I need to [21:36] <&Hebizuka> > Tough ; I'm not afraid of hard work and can last a while [21:36] <&Hebizuka> >> Hyperactive ; I can handle so much, inactivity actually tires me [21:36] <&Hebizuka> >>> Unstoppable ; I could last entire days of work without sleep [21:38] <Rachnus> Tough. [21:40] <~Tempest> [Medic] How would you describe your ability to withstand stress in your daily life? [21:40] <&Hebizuka> <<< I try my hardest to avoid any and all stressors [21:40] <&Hebizuka> << I stay away as much as I can from stressful things [21:40] <&Hebizuka> < I have difficulty managing stress [21:40] <&Hebizuka> I can handle stress, to some extent [21:40] <&Hebizuka> I am used to stressful events > [21:40] <&Hebizuka> I've grown to handle all but the hardest events >> [21:40] <&Hebizuka> I feel completely insensitive and unable to be stressed out >>> [21:41] <Rachnus> I'm used to it. [21:43] <~Tempest> [Medic] Well, that's all the tests I had in mind for you. Don't forget to open up your other two boxes. [21:43] <&Hebizuka> <LBE> [21:43] <&Hebizuka> [LBE] (Backpack) Field pack: Capacity 40 units [21:43] <&Hebizuka> [LBE] (Utility belt) Gunfighter belt: Capacity 3 units + Key items (Can carry key items), Ammo 1 (4 pistol mags only, max tier: Small), Ammo 2 (S-ldr and S-strip only, max 4) [21:43] <&Hebizuka> <Weapons & Ammunition> [21:43] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Savage Arms/Stevens Model 67 shotgun | 12 gauge - Pump-action | No accessory | Internal tube, 4 rounds, +1 | Weight: 14 - [3+1/4, Buck] - Cond: Brand new / Clns: Lubricated [21:43] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] 12 gauge, buckshot, 20 rounds - Weight: 1 [21:48] * Rachnus she pops open the other two boxes and collects her gear, "Thanks, doc. I suppose this is it, then?" [21:48] <&Hebizuka> *Just one moment...* [21:51] <&Hebizuka> *You can place the shells in Pack/Main (backpack), or in Belt/Main (utility belt). The belt/main has less carrying capacity but is immediately accessible. The backpack can carry more, but accessing items in a bag takes one turn to set it down.* [21:53] * Rachnus the shells will go in the belt [21:54] <&Hebizuka> [Belt/Main] 1/3 [21:56] <~Tempest> [Medic] Yes, I think that is it for now.