Log:Session 156 (Meta, no ontology)

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[21:54] <&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.* [21:54] <&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.* [21:54] <~Tempest> [Medic] Hello? Can you hear me? [21:57] * Apologue groans and looks around. Right weird room and a person. I'm naked, so that's a thing. "Hello? Uhm...could I have a blanket or something? I'm kind of really freaking cold." [21:58] <~Tempest> [Medic] Good. At least your vital signs are stable. If you're feeling that cold you can use the bedsheets. [21:59] <~Tempest> [Medic] I know you must be disoriented right now but I have important questions to ask, which will help me determine if, er... everything went well. Once this is dealt with, I'll explain all that I can, but my questions first, understood? [22:00] * Apologue spins around, looking for the bed? There's a bed? "Uh....oh Here we are." she grumbles and proceeds to wrap herself in the bedsheet like a toga. "Alright so...what do you need? Is this about that weird scam mail I got the other day? Because I swear if you're the Prince of Neigheria I swear it wasn't me." [22:01] <~Tempest> *The medic appears to be worried, pained for a moment, before letting a sigh out.* [22:01] <~Tempest> [Medic] Firstly, can you remember your full name, your gender and your age? [22:04] * Apologue lets out a sigh and then walks over to the television, kneeling down in front of it. "Alright, Apologue Rosylin Tale, I'm thirty five and I'm pretty sure both you and me realize I'm female." [22:06] <~Tempest> [Medic] In actuality, I can't see you. The microphone is working but the camera is busted. Something about equipment damage a while ago - but don't concern yourself about that! *Cough, ahem.* Anyway... thank you. [22:06] <~Tempest> *The sound of keyboard clattering is heard for a brief moment.* [22:08] <~Tempest> [Medic] Come closer to the TV monitor, I am now displaying choices for the next question. Can you tell me what species you are, or are closest to? [22:08] <&Hebizuka> [Choose one] >Human >Halfling (subchoices) [22:14] <Apologue> Uh. Human? I guess that's all I can pick although I suppose I could be mistaken for a halfling sometimes. [22:14] <&Hebizuka> [Subspecies choices] Feline (Cat), Canine (Dog/Wolf/Fox), Lagomorph (Rabbit), Muridae (Mouse/Rat), Squamata (Snake), Salientia (Frog), Equine (Horse/Pony) [22:15] <Apologue> Is there any benifits beyond asthetics? [22:16] <&Hebizuka> Species traits [22:16] <&Hebizuka> > Human: Balanced: No advantages or disadvantages. [22:16] <&Hebizuka> > Feline halfling: More agile, but less strong. [22:16] <&Hebizuka> > Canine halfling: Natural bite attack, but hurts more easily. [22:16] <&Hebizuka> > Lagomorph halfling: More agile, but hurts more easily. [22:16] <&Hebizuka> > Muridae halfling: Bleeds slower, but is less strong. [22:16] <&Hebizuka> > Squamata halfling: Natural bite attack, but very easy to hurt. [22:16] <&Hebizuka> > Salientia halfling: Stronger, but hurts more easily. [22:16] <&Hebizuka> > Equine halfling: Limbs are tougher, but bleeds faster. [22:18] <Apologue> I'll stick with human. Nothing better than vanilla. [22:20] <~Tempest> [Medic] All right... No memory troubles so far, that's good. Now. I would do the next part myself with more advanced tools, but I had to bring in some more archaic measuring machines, and reference posters. I hope this will be enough. [22:20] <~Tempest> [Medic] Take a peek at the mirror in the corner, and tell me what you'd say your constitution would be. [22:20] <&Hebizuka> [Choose one] Average, Thin, Slender, Athletic, Muscular, Overweight, Large-size [22:22] * Apologue nods a couple times and looks around. She's a pretty athletic person. She may be a total nerd but she did have many years of forced excercise in school. Some of it just stuck. [22:22] <&Hebizuka> [Traits of your choice] Athletic: Stronger, but higher food requirements. [22:22] <&Hebizuka> *Confirm?* [22:22] <Apologue> Hmm.....What are the benefits of the other modifiers? [22:23] <&Hebizuka> Constitution types: [22:23] <&Hebizuka> Average: Balanced: No advantages or disadvantages. [22:23] <&Hebizuka> Slender: More agile, but limbs are less tough. [22:23] <&Hebizuka> Thin: Very agile, but fragile limbs. [22:23] <&Hebizuka> Athletic: Stronger, but higher food requirements. [22:23] <&Hebizuka> Muscular: Very strong, but very high food reqs. [22:23] <&Hebizuka> Overweight: Limbs are tougher, but less agile. [22:23] <&Hebizuka> Large-size: Limbs like a tank, but very slow. [22:23] <Apologue> Hmm. Yep, I'll stick with it. [22:25] <~Tempest> [Medic] Excellent. Now, for the more superficial information. There's various equipment as I said, please use it to give me various measurements and data as the monitor will ask you. [22:26] <~Tempest> [Medic] This is just for completing my file, none of it has any incidence. [22:26] <&Hebizuka> [Indicate your height and weight.] [22:26] * Apologue peers over at it. "It's all fine, I guess." [22:26] <Apologue> 5'11 127lbs. [22:27] <&Hebizuka> [Skin color? Select one] Diamond (Albino), Opal (Nordic, pale white), Pearl (Caucasian), Peridot (Arabid), Heliodor (East asian), Citrine (Malay, filipino), Carnelian (Latino), Axinite (Native American), Onyx (Black), None of them (specify which color) [22:31] <Apologue> Axinite. [22:31] * Apologue clicks das buttons [22:31] <&Hebizuka> [Indicate your hair length and color, and your eye color.] [22:34] <Apologue> Black, 12 inches. Brown. [22:35] <Apologue> Wow that sounds like a sex joke. [22:38] <~Tempest> [Medic] Alright. You seem to -look- ... yourself, for lack of a better word. At least in appearance. [22:39] <~Tempest> [Medic] Now, we will move on to check if your physical abilities are normal. Still using the monitor for this. [22:39] <Apologue> Okie dokie [22:39] <&Hebizuka> *You will now decide your Primary statistics. You will be given points to spend across a few statistics; adjust as necessary.* [22:39] <&Hebizuka> *For this first part, you have 5 points to distribute among five statistics. All of those stats are currently set at 0 points. They can go no lower than -4, and no higher than +4. If you want more points to spend, you can remove points from stats at 0 in order to put them elsewhere.* [22:41] <&Hebizuka> Points to spend: 5 [22:41] <&Hebizuka> Natural Pain sensitivity: 0 pts - 100%. 1 pt = 5%. (Lower is better) [22:41] <&Hebizuka> Natural Strength: 0 pts - 110%. 1 pt = 10%. (Higher is better) [22:41] <&Hebizuka> Maximum Pain before blackout (passing out): 0 pts - 100%. 1 pt = 5%. (Higher is better) [22:41] <&Hebizuka> Maximum Blood: 0 pts - 20 unit. 1 pt = 1 blood. (Higher is better) [22:41] <&Hebizuka> Natural limb health: 0 pts - 100%. 1 pt = 10%. (Higher is better) [22:47] <Apologue> So like fallout stats, right? [22:47] <Apologue> going below 0 gives me points? [22:47] <&Hebizuka> *Yes basically.* [22:51] <Apologue> -2, +2, +3, 0, +1 [22:53] <&Hebizuka> [You still have 1 point to spend.] [22:53] <Apologue> Oh I do? [22:53] <Apologue> I do! [22:53] <Apologue> Uh make the limb strength +2 then. [22:55] <&Hebizuka> Natural Pain sensitivity: -2 pts - 110%. [22:55] <&Hebizuka> Natural Strength: +2 pts - 130%. [22:55] <&Hebizuka> Maximum Pain before blackout (passing out): +3 pts - 115%. [22:55] <&Hebizuka> Maximum Blood: 0 pts - 20 units. [22:55] <&Hebizuka> Natural limb health: +2 pts - 120%. [22:55] <&Hebizuka> *Confirm choices?* [22:55] <Apologue> Yep [23:08] <~Tempest> [Medic] Very well... You are in excellent physical shape. Now that I'm 99% sure your body is functioning properly, let's talk about skills... Specifically fighting skills. [23:12] <&Hebizuka> *You will now assign points towards combat skills, which will also influence what starting weapons you'll be assigned later.* [23:12] <&Hebizuka> Points to spend: 5 [23:12] <&Hebizuka> 1 point in any skill category = 50 Training Points (TPs) in that weapon skill. [23:12] <&Hebizuka> The higher the skill level, the better the accuracy. Five levels exist - Unskilled, Basic, Skilled, Expert, Master. [23:12] <&Hebizuka> 0 or 1 points leaves the skill level at Unskilled [23:12] <&Hebizuka> 100 TPs/2 points required for Basic level [23:12] <&Hebizuka> 250 TPs/5 points required for Skilled level [23:12] <&Hebizuka> No skill can have less than 0 points spent - you can get no more than 5 points to distribute. [23:12] <&Hebizuka> Each weapon type represents one skill ; there is a total of 17 combat skills, not 3. (E.g. points are placed in "Precision rifle", not "Firearms", and so on.) [23:12] <&Hebizuka> Firearm skills: Precision rifle - Combat rifle - Shotgun - Conventional rifle - Machine gun - Submachine gun - Pistol - Auto pistol - Revolver [23:12] <&Hebizuka> Explosive skills: Grenade launcher - Rocket launcher - Hand grenade - Planted explosives [23:12] <&Hebizuka> Melee skills: Blunt - Sharp - Piercing - Non-gun ranged - Unarmed (martial arts) [23:21] * Apologue rubs her forehead. [01:28] <Apologue> 2 in SMG, 3 in Blunt [01:29] <&Hebizuka> *You will receive 100 TPs in Submachine gun (raising to Basic) and 150 TPs in Blunt weapons (Basic skill with a little lead towards Skilled). Confirm?* [01:32] <Apologue> Yeah. [01:34] <~Tempest> [Medic] All good. I don't suppose you want to -stay- naked all day either, so let's assign you some equipment. [01:34] <&Hebizuka> *You have 5 points to spend across ALL equipment categories, including weapons, so choose wisely. You will get the opportunity to review your choices before confirming.* [01:34] * Apologue nods. "Aww you shouldn't have. I was just starting to enjoy being naked alone in a room." [01:34] <~Tempest> [Medic] Sarcasm will not work with me, miss Tale. [01:35] * Apologue smirks and rolls her eyes. "Hey, you're the one that recognized it. Mister Robot television. Do I get to meet the rest of the overlords?" [01:36] <&Hebizuka> Clothing - For having something to put on your back, and for style. [01:36] <&Hebizuka> Top: None/Naked (+1 pt) - Yes (0 pt) ; if yes, a selection will be displayed [01:36] <&Hebizuka> Bottom: None/Naked (+1 pt) - Yes (0 pt) ; if yes, a selection will be displayed [01:36] <&Hebizuka> Footwear: None/Naked (+1 pt) - Yes (0 pt) ; if yes, a selection will be displayed [01:36] <&Hebizuka> Headgear (clothing): None/Naked or Yes (either choice is free) [01:38] * Apologue scratches her ear. [01:38] <Apologue> How about a rundown of the equipment slots and these extra points I get for nudity [01:38] <&Hebizuka> *Understood.* [01:38] <&Hebizuka> Available tops: T-Shirt, Shirt with tie, Tracksuit jacket, Sarashi, Trench-coat, Duster coat, Parka [01:38] <&Hebizuka> Available bottoms: Jeans, Regular pants, Tracksuit pants, Shorts, Leather pants, Mountain pants, Cargo pants (plain) [01:39] <&Hebizuka> Available footwear: Regular shoes, Running shoes, Hiking shoes [01:39] <&Hebizuka> Available headgear: Baseball cap, Beret, Fedora, Bandana, Boonie hat [01:39] <&Hebizuka> Armor - For actually protecting yourself [01:39] <&Hebizuka> Body armor: None - Flak jacket (-2 pts) - Type-2 Kevlar vest (-4 pts) - Type-3 Kevlar vest (-6 pts) [01:39] <&Hebizuka> Headgear: None - M1 Helmet (-1 pts) - Twaron helmet (-2 pts) - SPECTRA helmet (-3 pts) [01:39] <&Hebizuka> Arms addons: None - Elbow pads (0 pt) - Arm guards (-1) - Twaron arm pads (-2) [01:39] <&Hebizuka> Legs addons: None - Knee pads (0 pt) - Leg guards (-1) - Twaron leg pads (-2) [01:39] <&Hebizuka> Load-Bearing Equipment (LBE) - For actually carrying items and having an inventory [01:39] <&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) - Jäger rucksack (-3pt, 60 units) [01:40] <&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) [01:40] <&Hebizuka> Tactical vest: No vest (0pt) - Competition vest (-1pt) - MK64 Trooper (-2pt) - VersaForce (-3pt) [01:40] <&Hebizuka> Weapons will be reviewed after you made your choices for clothing, armor and LBE. [01:40] <Apologue> I love how you even give the option to go inventory less. [01:41] <&Hebizuka> *You can, in exchange for carrying more armor or weapons. It's suicidal but it's possible.* [01:41] <&Hebizuka> *Just because why the hell not.* [01:41] <&Hebizuka> *Run naked if you must.* [01:41] <Apologue> How many points do I have? You never disclosed it, or is it 5 like the others? [01:42] <&Hebizuka> *5 points for the entire equipment selection phase.* [01:42] <&Hebizuka> *You will also be able to take one weapon package for free among those you'll see later - any extra costs 4 points, so keep it in mind* [01:42] <&Hebizuka> *You will 'probably' not need more than one, but if you want to favor more weapons over more armor (or clothing!), the option is there.* [01:44] <Apologue> So I could go out there, boobs swinging? [01:44] <&Hebizuka> *Oh yeah. You're gonna have a bad time if you do but you totally can.* [01:44] * Apologue snorts. That'd be pretty funny. Blind them with indecency. [01:47] * Apologue clicks on Shirt and Tie, mountian pants, running shoes and a fedora. Need to look classy. Can I glue my fedora to a helmet? [01:47] <Apologue> Make it a single item? [01:47] <&Hebizuka> *Unfortunately no. It's one or the other.* [01:47] <Apologue> Darn. I'll skip the hat then. Darn my classiness. [01:48] <&Hebizuka> *Onto body armor...* [01:59] * Apologue clicks. Shoulderbag. +2 [7], M1 Helmet -1 [6], Arm and leg guards -1x2 [4], No shirt +1 [5], Type 2 Kevlar vest -4 [1], Default belt 0 [1], Competition Vest -1 [0] [02:08] <&Hebizuka> *Confirm the selections so far?* [02:08] <Apologue> Sure why not? [02:11] <&Hebizuka> Weapons - For combat and self-defense. The packages shown below correspond to the weapon skills you have put points into. You can select ONE for free, any extra package costs 4 pts. [02:11] <&Hebizuka> Blunt 1: Nightstick [02:11] <&Hebizuka> Blunt 2: Baseball bat (wood) [02:11] <&Hebizuka> Submachine gun 1: PM-63 RAK submachine gun (9x18mm Makarov) + 3 full magazines + 50 spare rounds [02:11] <Apologue> Do these points count towards my armor values? [02:12] <Apologue> I mean from my armor value [02:12] <&Hebizuka> *Yes.* [02:12] <Apologue> Welp, SMG set. Click [02:16] <&Hebizuka> *You have one unspent equipment point - you can choose to review your equipment selection, or convert that point for 150 P$.* [02:17] <&Hebizuka> [Choose one] >Review choices >Accept choices and receive 150 P$ + starting gear [02:17] <Apologue> Where did my extra point come from? [02:21] <Apologue> Let's make it a Twaron helmet? [02:23] <&Hebizuka> *All 5 points spent. Confirm?* [02:24] <Apologue> Click [02:27] <~Tempest> [Medic] Got all of your choices. Thanks for keeping up with me and my questionnaire. I will be coming in person to deliver your equipment - just give me the time to gather it for you. [02:29] * Apologue puffs her cheeks. "Alrighty then. Anything else I should do? Robotic limb inplants? Bone graphs?" [02:34] <&Hebizuka> *The television screen has been shut off before your full reply could be heard. After a few moments, however, the medic in person shows up, pushing a cart with four wooden crates inside, presumably with your equipment in it.* [02:36] <~Tempest> [Medic] Good morning. Sorry for all of that indirect interaction, I had to make sure you were... okay. [02:36] * Apologue pauses to take a look at her gubs before promptly equipping it. At least the bra kept her nipples from become bloody sandpaper stickons. "Oh, I'm never alright. But these new duds are really making me feel more alright." [02:37] <&Hebizuka> =Clothing= [02:37] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Bottom - Mountain pants (Lower body, Legs, Crotch) - AC: C3 - Blunt-resistant, Sharp-resistant - Weight: 3 - [Cond: Brand new] [02:37] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Footwear - Running shoes - AC: C2 - Blunt-resistant, Sharp-resistant, Piercing-resistant - Weight: 5 - [Cond: Brand new] [02:37] <&Hebizuka> *These lines are event lines. They are designed to be copy-pasted on the relevant sections of your inventory and hold all of the information about items and things that you may need to know.* [02:38] <Apologue> Why are running shoes so heavy? Actual running shoes are made to be as light as possible. These things are like they're made of lead. [02:39] <&Hebizuka> *Weight is a general indicator of volume and size as much as actual weight.* [02:44] <~Tempest> [Medic] For someone who was adamant about covering up, I'm still surprised you choose to go bare-chested. [02:45] * Apologue shrugs. I can always pick up a shirt layer. I had easier access to the good stuff first. [02:47] <&Hebizuka> =Armor= [02:47] <&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] [02:47] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Headgear - Twaron helmet - AC: A2 - Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-PROOF, Piercing-resistant - Ballistic protective, fire-retardant - Weight: 9 - [Cond: Brand new] [02:47] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Arms addon - Arm guards - AC: C3 - Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-PROOF, Piercing-PROOF - Half melee damage - Weight: 9 - [Cond: Brand new] [02:47] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Legs addon - Leg guards - AC: C3 - Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-PROOF, Piercing-PROOF - Half melee damage - Weight: 9 - [Cond: Brand new] [02:49] <&Hebizuka> *Ah, the smell of brand new gear, fresh out of the wrappers.* [02:49] * Apologue inhales deeply and sighs. Ahh, the smell of plastic. [02:50] <&Hebizuka> *Wear everything?* [02:50] * Apologue snorts. "Nope. Totally going in commando. I just thought it was nice to tell you what I liked." [02:54] * Apologue equips everything. Even puts her hair up into a ponytail with a plastic wrapper. [02:54] <&Hebizuka> *The wrappers make for a incredibly poorly-fitting hat. They fall off eventually.* [02:55] * Apologue shrugs. I'll look for a hair tie later. [02:56] <&Hebizuka> *All clothing and armor worn.* [02:57] <&Hebizuka> *Thankfully the kevlar vest is covering your breasts somewhat.* [02:57] <&Hebizuka> *You have some wicked side-boob going on, but you're not going to be arrested for indecent exposure, at least.* [02:58] * Apologue squeezes her chest through the vestments. "Nice. I feel like a sexy genie." [02:58] <~Tempest> [Medic] A total trend-setter. [02:58] * Apologue smirks. "And you said you didn't like sarcasm." [02:59] <~Tempest> [Medic] Touché. [02:59] <&Hebizuka> =LBE= [02:59] <&Hebizuka> [LBE] (Backpack) Shoulder bag: Capacity 20 units [02:59] <&Hebizuka> [LBE] (Utility belt) Default belt: Capacity 0 units + Key items (Can carry key items) [02:59] <&Hebizuka> [LBE] (Tactical vest) Competition vest: Capacity 3 units + Ammo 1 (2 mags only, max tier: Large), Ammo 2 (2 pistol mags only, max tier: Small), Ammo 3 (Shotgun shells only, max 20) [03:01] <Apologue> Alrighty. [03:02] * Apologue puts a hand on her hip and strikes a confident pose. "Alright, next?" [03:03] <~Tempest> [Medic] Last box. This is the good stuff. [03:03] <&Hebizuka> =Weapons= [03:03] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 2 - R1/Common - Lucznik Arms PM-63 RAK submachine gun | 9x18mm Makarov - Semi/Full | AutoROF: 5 | Foregrip(I) | PM-63 15-round mag, +1 | Weight: 9 - [14+1/15, FMJ] - Cond: Brand new / Clns: Lubricated [03:03] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: PM-63 RAK 15-round magazine. Size tier: Small ; Weight: 0.5+0.15 (0.65) - [15/15, FMJ] [03:03] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: PM-63 RAK 15-round magazine. Size tier: Small ; Weight: 0.5+0.15 (0.65) - [15/15, FMJ] [03:03] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: PM-63 RAK 15-round magazine. Size tier: Small ; Weight: 0.5+0.15 (0.65) - [15/15, FMJ] [03:03] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Box of 9x18mm Makarov, Standard FMJ, 50 rounds - [50/50] - Weight: 0.5 [03:43] <&Hebizuka> *2 PM-63 magazines added to Vest/Mags2.* [03:44] <&Hebizuka> *1 PM-63 magazine added to Vest/Mags1.* [03:44] * Apologue makes equip noises with her mouth. [03:44] <&Hebizuka> *Box of 9x18 Makarov added to Vest/Main.* [03:44] <&Hebizuka> [Vest/Mags1] 1/2 mags - [Vest/Mags2] 2/2 mags - [Vest/Main] 0.5/3 [03:45] <~Tempest> [Medic] Very well, there's nothing else in terms of items that I have to offer to you. [03:45] * Apologue hums. "Not even a baseball bat?" [03:46] <~Tempest> [Medic] That was in the other possible package, but I'm pretty sure a good bat can be found outside. Now... as I promised, you did your part, I will do mine. I'll answer any of your questions. [03:47] * Apologue hums. "Alright. So....I'm assuming I'm either halucinating or in some kind of game. That's something new. So.....give me the vague backstory rundown." [03:48] <~Tempest> [Medic] ...Well. To make it simple, you died. Technically you died in your original world, but the Administrator - my boss, and the being who rules this realm - has seen fit to... in simple terms, to bring you back from the dead by placing your soul in the body you are currently in. [03:49] <~Tempest> [Medic] The Admin's role was to choose your soul, and mine was to create a perfectly functional body - one that would be exactly the same as your previous one. Just without whatever caused your death. [03:49] * Apologue feels the sudden need to pat herself down. "Well...you got all the wiring right. Was it fun? Or did I go out in my sleep like I expected? Actually, I died way too young. Did I burn down the library while I was in it? Is that why I was a gelatinous mass before I decided what I looked like?" [03:50] <~Tempest> [Medic] That's what I wanted to ask. I wanted to know if you remembered how you died. [03:51] * Apologue gives a vague shrug gesture before remembering he's blind. "Oh uh....not really? It'd be pretty nice to know I wasn't brutally murdered and did it to myself. The last thing I remember was doing laundry last night and eating my spaghetti. I hope I went on the murder rampage like I always wanted." [03:52] <~Tempest> [Medic] That, I'm afraid, I do not know. I can see you, by the way, I'm here in person. It was merely the room camera that made me unable to see you. [03:52] * Apologue leans in close and stares at him. "You sure? Don't wanna see my tits again or something?" [03:54] <~Tempest> [Medic] I'm a little too old for this, I'm afraid. By the way, I'm sorry. I didn't introduce myself. Dr. Philip Gage, from the Medical Science Team. I'm essentially a doctor, in short. *A hand is extended, which he expects you to shake.* [03:55] * Apologue sighs and takes his hand, giving it a shake. "Yeah, no one back home wanted to see either. Guess I'm too old for all this." she said with a snort. "Still, so I assume you've got a job for me to do. What is this some undead police department? Soul society? Zombie school? Brains like you gotta know what's going on, da?" [04:02] <~Tempest> [Medic] It's not that I have specifically a job, more so than I have a message on what you are intended to do. According to the Admin, you are the Contestant, a title that bears a certain amount of importance here. You are in the realm of the Mazes, and your objective is to find four ancient artifacts, said to have been forged by deities - the Cardinal Amulets. [04:03] <~Tempest> [Medic] Legend says they're artifacts of power, but to most people it's folk tales and legends that only shrine maidens and fervent religious followers truly believe in. I just cannot help you on how to find them or even give a clue on where they are, because I don't have any fricking idea. Admin said that it's your job to find all four - once you do, you can invoke them, and you'll be allowed to return home, safe and sound, alive again. [04:07] * Apologue scratches her nose a little bit. "But that kind of sounds like a lame reward for spending countless hours stuck in an endless world of mazes. Plus if I'm allowed to keep any memory of the world here I'd obviously just lose hope of living because of the drastic difference between a life of excitement and wonder and a life of boredom and living through fictional characters. Can't I just....live for life and loot? I mean I'll find the items, sure. But I can see there being problems if I'm going to keep any of these experiences. And if I don't doesn't that mean you've basically conscripted me for work? Not that I'm turning it down but like...." she waves her hands, trying to really put across the emotion she was feeling. [04:08] <~Tempest> [Medic] *Lazy shrug. His expression is unreadable, you're not sure if he heard it all before or if he's just that sad-looking.* Hey, I'm just telling you what I'm told. Personally, I don't see any objection to you just taking up residence here. Who knows, maybe you'll turn things around if you're really the creature of legends those old religious folk tales talkes about. [04:11] * Apologue let out a little snort and held up her new SMG. "Welp. Looks like we're gunna find out, eh? Although I don't think I'm particularally noble or legendary. But Onwards and upwards!" [04:12] <&Hebizuka> *Before you are allowed to leave, do you want to make last minute changes to yourself?* [04:12] <~Tempest> [Medic] I'll let you prepare. When you're ready to leave, follow me out. [04:12] * Apologue opts to fix her pain tolerance and limb strength. [04:12] <~Tempest> [Medic] I'll have one last set of questions, a sort of psych evaluation - you don't have to take it, but it's for completeness. [04:12] <&Hebizuka> *Primary statistics are currently set as following:* [04:13] <&Hebizuka> Points spent: 5 [04:13] <&Hebizuka> Natural Pain sensitivity: -2 pts - 110%. [04:13] <&Hebizuka> Natural Strength: +2 pts - 130%. [04:13] <&Hebizuka> Maximum Pain before blackout (passing out): +3 pts - 115%. [04:13] <&Hebizuka> Maximum Blood: 0 pts - 20 units. [04:13] <&Hebizuka> Natural limb health: +2 pts - 120%. [04:13] <&Hebizuka> *What do you want to modify?* [04:13] <Apologue> -2 Limb strength, +3 pain sensitivity. -1 Natural strength [04:14] <Apologue> Actually. Take one from Max Blood and put that point back into strength [04:14] <Apologue> Then I'll be good. [04:16] <&Hebizuka> *Your new stats will be:* [04:16] <&Hebizuka> Points spent: 5 [04:16] <&Hebizuka> Natural Pain sensitivity: +3 pts - 85%. [04:16] <&Hebizuka> Natural Strength: +2 pts - 130%. [04:16] <&Hebizuka> Maximum Pain before blackout (passing out): +3 pts - 115%. [04:16] <&Hebizuka> Maximum Blood: -1 pts - 19 units. [04:16] <&Hebizuka> Natural limb health: -2 pts - 80%. [04:16] <&Hebizuka> *Confirm?* [04:22] <Apologue> Yep. Keep it. [04:22] <Apologue> And then on to the psych evaluation. [04:22] <Apologue> This should be good. [04:23] <&Hebizuka> *Your Maximum Limb HP values are now:* [04:23] <&Hebizuka> *Head: 8 - Torso: 32 - Hips: 24 - Arms and legs: 16 - Hands and feet: 12* [04:24] <&Hebizuka> *Your natural Strength is still 130%.* [04:24] <&Hebizuka> *Your natural Pain Sensitivity is now 85%.* [04:24] <&Hebizuka> *And your natural max Blood is 19.* [04:25] <&Hebizuka> *Lastly, your Blackout Window is 115%. (meaning you need to reach 115% Pain before passing out)* [04:25] <~Tempest> [Medic] All set? [04:26] <Apologue> I guess so! [04:26] <~Tempest> [Medic] It's simple stuff, which might be useful in the near future, really. [04:26] * Apologue nods. [04:26] <~Tempest> [Medic] We already went over memories and cause of death, so I'll skip it. [04:27] <&Hebizuka> Question 2: Which of these descriptors apply best to your personality type? [04:27] <&Hebizuka> Type A: Reserved, responsible and passionate, but also stubborn, tense, and squeamish. [04:27] <&Hebizuka> Type B: Creative, strong, always active, but also irresponsible, selfish and unforgiving. [04:27] <&Hebizuka> Type C: Cool, adaptable, rational, but also cold-hearted, indecisive and forgetful. [04:27] <&Hebizuka> Type D: Confident, optimistic and strong-willed, but also egotistical, unpredictable and doubtful. [04:27] <&Hebizuka> I have no idea / I'm not sure [04:28] <Apologue> Hmm. Something like Type C [04:29] <&Hebizuka> Question 3: How would you describe your ability to withstand stress in your daily life? [04:29] <&Hebizuka> <<< Very low ; I try my hardest to avoid any and all stressors - << Low ; I stay away as much as I can from stressful things - < Below average ; I have difficulty managing stress [04:29] <&Hebizuka> Average ; I can handle stress, to some extent [04:29] <&Hebizuka> Above average ; I am used to stressful events > - High ; I've grown to handle all but the hardest events >> - Very high ; I feel completely insensitive and unable to be stressed out >>> [04:30] <Apologue> Above Average. [04:32] <&Hebizuka> Question 4: How energetic would you describe yourself as? [04:32] <&Hebizuka> <<< Wet noodle ; I am unable to do any sort of hard work lest I pass out - << Weak ; I am tired easily and I require frequent resting - < Fragile ; I am average, just not very endurant [04:32] <&Hebizuka> Average ; I am capable of taking some hard work if I need to [04:32] <&Hebizuka> > Tough ; I'm not afraid of hard work and can last a while - >> Hyperactive ; I can handle so much, inactivity actually tires me - >>> Unstoppable ; I could last entire days of work without sleep [04:33] <Apologue> Tough. Like Toph! [04:34] <~Tempest> [Medic] All good. Thanks a lot for keeping up with my loads of questioning. [04:35] <~Tempest> *He takes a deep breath, leaving a long sigh out.* [04:35] * Apologue perks a brow and leans in a bit. "Tired? Sounds like you've been at it a while." [04:35] <~Tempest> [Medic] Sad to say it's very likely the last time we'll see each other. [04:35] <Apologue> Oh? [04:35] <Apologue> Time to go? Launch myself into the wilds? [04:35] <Apologue> You gave me my starter pokemon, right? [04:35] <~Tempest> [Medic] My work here is done. I will return to another section of the Mazes, but first, let me take you to the exit. [04:36] <&Hebizuka> *Follow Dr. Gage out of the bedroom?* [04:36] * Apologue clicks follow. [04:39] <&Hebizuka> *You're escorted by the aged medic outside of the hospital bedroom and through winding corridors of some sort of unspecified scientific facility - you get the impression it's more of a laboratory than a hospital. You'd linger around and explore, but Gage practically drags you to the exit.* [04:39] <&Hebizuka> *A little more walking through what seems to be the streets of a town - except it's all in interiors, as if the whole town was underground, and you end up in some sort of town square - literally a big giant square with four big branching streets extending from it.* [04:41] <~Tempest> [Medic] This is the town of Arnett, a quiet little settlement where my lab on this side of the Mazes is. There's a bunch of shops, a drinking establishment and other facilities you can visit and use - if you have money. It's small, there's not many inhabitants, but the people here won't bother you if you don't come causing trouble. [04:41] <~Tempest> [Medic] This is where I'll leave you. Good luck out there and stay safe. [04:42] * Apologue chuckles and puts her hand up to look around. "Whew. Okay so the tutorial is over. Alright, that's cool. So....so I go left...right....forward? I guess going back into the lab is like raiding a high level secret dungeon way early on. So that's out....." [04:43] <~Tempest> [Medic] One last thing! There's a town map over there. All towns have one in the Social Square Center, where you are right now. Anyhow, sorry that I can't stay any longer. Goodluck, Apologue!