Log:Session 159 (Meta, no ontology)

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[23:38] <&Hebizuka> *Welcome back to the Mazes, Apologue. You are currently in the town of Arnett, right inside the Social Square Center - the centermost point of town. There is a variety of people going out and about - mostly humans, though you spot humanoid creatures that are significantly less than human as well.* [23:38] <&Hebizuka> *The town map can be consulted to check which facilities are available in the Social Square. You can also use it to locate the town exit.* [23:41] * Apologue scratches her nose. "Wait, really Arnett? What is this? The sister town to Onett? Am I going to have to fight Gygas or something?" she asks the heavens as she's provided with various information and then shakes her head. "Alright. Well....Let's look at the town map." [23:41] <&Hebizuka> =Town map= [23:41] <&Hebizuka> Social square: SS Center (you are here!), Bank, Hiring bureau, Bar, Restaurant (diner), Takeout stand, Shooting range, Library [23:41] <&Hebizuka> Directions: North exit - Hospital // West exit - Residential area // East exit - Shops // South exit - Town entrance [23:43] * Apologue taps her fingers together as she stares at the map. "Uh.....Left." she says and spins on her heal, turning towards the western exit. She didn't have money so introducing herself to any shop owners would be useless and unless she died getting money it'd be a waste to do it now anyway. Unless they had jobs, but then she'd be stuck in one place or doing a fetch quest like in a game. She wanted to go out and explore. [23:44] <&Hebizuka> *Confirm you're going west towards the Residential area?* [23:46] * Apologue peers at the notification. "Uh....Residential area? Maybe? I don't feel like being a thief. Uh....Eh, Why not? Maybe someone has a neat thing I can procure." [23:47] <&Hebizuka> *Six turns pass, the time to quit the Social Square and head there...* [23:48] * Apologue ponders what the voice in the sky means. Six hours? What constitutes a turn in time passing? Is it six giant steps? The time to pass a meter? A singular action? It's weird. "Alright. Houses! Hello people!" she calls out. [23:50] <&Hebizuka> *You don't immediately find people, or houses, but instead a sort of hub point with signs, indicating that there are three different housing areas you can access.* [23:50] <&Hebizuka> =Arnett - Residential area= [23:50] <&Hebizuka> Area 1: Bunkdorms [23:50] <&Hebizuka> Area 2: Dormitories [23:50] <&Hebizuka> Area 3: Double beds [23:52] * Apologue adjusts her glasses that are no longer there. "Oh, right." she mumbles to herself and then peers down at the sign. "I guess I should see if they have places to sleep. Sleeping in the road is kinda lame." And with that she trundles into the Bunkrooms. [23:54] <&Hebizuka> *You are now in Arnett's Residential Area #1. The room you stepped into is an entrance lobby. There is a desk in the middle of the room, with a computer and typical office clutter, and a Citizen behind the computer. // Directions: North (Break room), South (back to the Residential Hub)* [23:58] * Apologue hums and steps up to the Citizen and clears her throat. "Hey there...You uh....You work here?" [00:01] <&Hebizuka> *The citizen is a middle-aged human female.* [00:01] <~Tempest> [Citizen] For a definition of 'work', yes. I'm the owner and receptionist of this housing block. What can I help you with? [00:08] * Apologue nods to herself. "So, I'm kinda new around here. Is this like the inn or like a public bunk house? Gimmie a rundown of the place." [00:09] <~Tempest> *The self-described owner gives a bit of a sarcastic snort, as if the question amused her.* [00:10] <~Tempest> [Citizen] Arnett? It's a crappy little town to be honest. The only remotely interesting thing around here is the Biotech lab, but it's hush-hush, nobody knows what the hell is going on in there. We don't even have a hotel or an inn, all the housing blocks are for locals and residents - I manage the shittiest one, where it's 10 people per room and it's constantly whining about something. [00:11] * Apologue hums and taps her cheek. "Well. That's kind of annoying. Fuck I don't wannt stay around here. Where's the next city?" [00:13] <~Tempest> [Citizen] South from the Social Square until you find the Town Entrance. Pass the Gate - it's basically just a room with armed locals doing guard duty, and you'll find the exit. You're aware of the UA, right? [00:15] * Apologue shakes her head. "Nope. Fresh out of the zombie factory here." [00:17] <~Tempest> [Citizen] *Eyebrow raise.* Wow, maybe they really are making zombies in this lab. Well, anyway, the UA is short for Uncivilized Area. Basically, once you leave a town or a settled area, you're more or less in a maze. Old abandoned rooms from previous settlements, and empty "road" room. Watch out for critters, wild animals and the occasional bandit. [00:18] <~Tempest> [Citizen] If you're not familiar with other towns than this one, then I guess you'll have to spend a little more time in the UA to find your path. You can explore the place if you're the adventurous type, but I'd be careful if I was you. You're not even wearing a shirt under that armor vest of yours. Very nice sideboobs though. [00:18] <~Tempest> *All in a completely deadpan tone.* [00:24] * Apologue smiles a bit and puts her hands on her hips. " [00:30] <~Tempest> [Citizen] In any case... I wouldn't blame you if you didn't want to stick around. Anything else I can help you with?

Editor's note: The session is a bit short, indeed! Real life related issues led to its unexpected shortening. Sorry for the inconveniences!