Log:Session 24 (Meta, no ontology)

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[10:22] <&Hebizuka> *Welcome back to MzW, Jonah. Rooms visited: 68. Next special room at the 70th (teleporting keypad). You are hungry, but otherwise in healthy condition. !mrooms3 to continue.* [10:22] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [10:22] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 463 - Front door: 3503 - Right door: 2820 - Roomstyle: 292 - Enemy strength: 1 /6 [10:22] <Jonah> Front door! [10:22] <Jonah> And, uh, Carolyn. [10:23] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] What's up, Jonah? [10:23] <Jonah> Do you know any restaurants that do delivery? [10:23] * Jonah gently taps the mobile phone she looted from whats-his-name. [10:23] <Jonah> It'd be good to know if that's a thing, or if we actually have to find a sit down place to eat. [10:24] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] All of them. There's a phone service that does delivery everywhere, if you're ready to pay extra. [10:24] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] And it's not cheap... [10:25] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] The phone service -does- tell you where the nearest restaurant of the type you want, is, though... so if we come across the room or we have one of those fancy teleporters... [10:26] <Jonah> Better broke then dead, right? [10:26] <Jonah> Oh, it does? That's /perfect./ [10:26] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Yup. They thought of everything. [10:35] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. Only one door ahead (!mrooms1). There is an object abandoned on the floor, and not much else.* [10:36] <Jonah> See any traps, Carolyn? [10:36] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Negative, ma'am! [10:36] * Jonah checks herself, but she's never had a good eye for detail. [10:37] <Jonah> Alright. To the ohject! [10:37] <&Hebizuka> *There is no traps you can see.* [10:37] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Foregrip [10:39] * Jonah slips it into her backpack, and goes through the door! [10:40] <&Hebizuka> *You can't carry it. It seems your backpack is so full of items there is no room for it. (59.11/60)* [10:42] <Jonah> ...Damn. [10:42] <Jonah> Uh, Carolyn - do you think you could use this thing? [10:42] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Lemme check... [10:42] <Jonah> It looks like an attachable handle for a... rifle? [10:43] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Sorry, my SM-1 doesn't have long enough rails... I can only get... not even half the foregrip on it. [10:43] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] It won't stick. And none of my other guns even have rails. [10:46] <Jonah> Then... well, I kinda doubt this'll fit in the... uhm, what's it called. [10:46] <Jonah> The Blaser, right. So I guess we'll just leave it here. [10:46] <Jonah> To the door? [10:47] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Doesn't have rails either. Don't really see why you'd stick a foregrip on a sniper rifle though... I'm not an expert but it sounds funny to me. Anyways... yes, let's move! But maybe you wanna call the phone service first? [10:50] <Jonah> I don't /really/ want to stick a foregrip on it, I just want to make things more compact for the gun shop - oh, right, right! [10:50] <Jonah> Uhm. [10:50] <Jonah> What number do I call? [10:50] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Uhm... [10:50] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Oh! I got this! I remember! It's 5-GET-FOOD. [10:52] * Jonah dials the numbers in - though the whole 'use letters thing' has ALWAYS BEEN BULLSHIT in her opinion. [10:53] <&Hebizuka> [Phone] *Dialing, 5-438-3663...* [10:54] <&Hebizuka> [Phone] *Automated male voicebox on ridiculous sax music background* Hello, and welcome to the Mazeworld Unified Food Service Number. [10:54] <Jonah> Mnf. That's some good jazz. [10:55] <&Hebizuka> [Phone] Press 1 for delicatessen information. Press 2 for restaurant information. [10:57] <Jonah> Uhm... Carolyn, what's the difference between a delicatessen and a restaurant? [10:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Delis sell food to be taken away, restaurants serve meals you eat on the spot. [10:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Like, a deli can sell you stuff like rations, fruits, tin cans, packaged stuff, but restaurants are always prepared meals. [10:59] <Jonah> ...Damn. Restaurant it is. [11:00] <Jonah> We /really/ need to learn how to cook. And butcher. [11:00] <&Hebizuka> [Phone] *sax music* [11:00] <Jonah> And cook butchers. [11:00] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] What? [11:00] * Jonah quickly presses 2! [11:00] <Jonah> NOTHIGN. [11:01] <&Hebizuka> [Phone] You have requested information about restaurants. Which type of restaurant would you like to know more about? [11:02] <&Hebizuka> [Phone] Cuisine types; Press... 1 for Italian, 2 for Chinese, 3 for Youkai, 4 for French, 5 for German, 6 for American, 7 for American, 8 for Exotic Youkai, 9 for Daron Bryant's. [11:02] <Jonah> Restaurants with butchery lessons - oh. [11:03] * Jonah shrugs, and looks over to Carolyn. [11:03] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Up to ya, whatchu want to eat? [11:03] <Jonah> ...I gotta see how absolutely terrible your Chinese is. [11:03] <Jonah> *2*. [11:04] <&Hebizuka> [Phone] The nearest Chinese restaurant is in room 4205. Would you like to place an order to your room? [11:05] <Jonah> No thank you! [11:05] * Jonah promptly hangs up. [11:05] <Jonah> So - door? [11:05] <&Hebizuka> *Phone battery: 5/6* [11:05] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Aight, let's go then. [11:06] <Jonah> !mrooms1 [11:06] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Unique door: 15 - Roomstyle: 541 - Enemy strength: 4 /6 [11:06] <Jonah> To the door! [11:06] <&Hebizuka> *A circular room with no doors; you found the teleporting keypad again. It asks you for a room number.* [11:07] <Jonah> 4205! [11:08] <&Hebizuka> *You are promptly teleported along with your ally...* [11:09] <&Hebizuka> *You reappear in a kitchen, where a chef is present. Judging from the menus and the fleeting smell of fried noodles in the air, you are in a restaurant specialized in Chinese cuisine.* [11:10] <Jonah> Delicious food~ [11:10] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] You picked a good one. [11:10] * Jonah heads over to the table closest to the chef, hoping to catch their work. [11:10] <Jonah> Really? Is this place well known? [11:11] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] No, I meant I like Chinese cuisine too. [11:12] <&Hebizuka> *The chef seems to be preparing fried noodles; one batch among the countless they have to make and sell every day.* [11:12] <Jonah> Hehehe. Don't get me started on Chinese food - I've given /lectures/ on the stuff. [11:13] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] I heard you coming in. Can I get you anything? [11:13] <Jonah> In a minute - we haven't even looked at the menus yet! [11:13] <Jonah> Although... after the meal, could you perhaps give me some butchery lessons? [11:13] <Jonah> I'd be willing to pay! [11:14] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] So you wanna learn to live off your kills too, huh? These lessons are hugely popular. Sure, I don't mind. But you said you wanted to eat first? [11:15] <Jonah> The number one standard for masculinity is self-sufficiency, or so I hear~ [11:16] <Jonah> And yes, we do. [11:16] * Jonah quickly skims the menu for delicious foodstuffs! [11:16] <&Hebizuka> ==Chinese menu== [11:16] <&Hebizuka> 炒麵 Chow mein, stir-fried noodles - 10 P$ [11:16] <&Hebizuka> 白切雞 Pak cham gai, white cut chicken - 40 P$ [11:16] <&Hebizuka> 叉燒 Char siu, roasted pork - 65 P$ [11:16] <&Hebizuka> 椰汁糕 Ye zhap gou, coconut bar - 25 P$ [11:16] <&Hebizuka> 龍井茶 Longjing cha, Dragon Well green tea - 25 P$ [11:17] <Jonah> Quick question, sir - does the Char Siu or the Pa Cham Gai come with rice? [11:17] <Jonah> Or are we just getting the meat. [11:18] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Sure, as a side dish, though it's just that, white rice. Counted as part of the meal, I'm not charging for that. [11:18] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] I won't serve you just rice though. [11:18] <Jonah> Just making sure. The last place I ate made us pay for the rice. It was crazy. [11:18] <Jonah> And I. Am in need of some roasted pork. The Chinese do it best. [11:19] <Jonah> Carolyn, how about you? [11:19] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Ah, frigging ripoff chefs, huh? That's illegal to charge more than the standardized prices. You should report that chef to the police if you see him again. They're driving the business down with that shit. [11:20] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] For me too. And I'll have some of that Dragon Well tea. [11:20] <Jonah> Is the Dragon Well tea a cup or a pot? [11:21] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Price is for one cup. [11:21] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] We can't serve whole teapots to prevent theft. It's hard enough to get as-is. [11:23] <Jonah> Mmmm... that's a shame. Don't suppose I could have a cup of water, then? [11:24] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] It'll have to be tap water. Free of charge. [11:25] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Hope you don't mind; I literally don't have any bottled mineral around. [11:26] <Jonah> No, that's perfectly fine. I've been drinking nothing but coffee and alcohol - I got to wash the taste out. [11:27] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] So, two char siu and one cup of Dragon Well, and we'll see about lessons after the meal. And tap water for the blonde missus. Will it be everything? [11:28] <Jonah> Yesm. [11:28] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] It'll be 155 P$. [11:28] * Jonah pulls out the 155P$ to pay for it all. [11:28] <&Hebizuka> *Money carried remaining: 1445 P$* [11:28] <Jonah> Here you go, sir. [11:30] <&Hebizuka> *The chef serves Carolyn her cup of tea, and you are given a glass of tap water. The chef motions that the food's coming in a few minutes.* [11:31] * Jonah glugs it right down. Delicious water! [11:31] <~SU_Tempest> *It has no particular taste, and about as much impact on your hunger; virtually none.* [11:31] <~SU_Tempest> *Carolyn sips down her tea.* [11:31] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Whoa... [11:32] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] This stuff is amazing. [11:32] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] I don't know what's in that tea but I feel good. Surprisingly good. [11:33] <Jonah> Isn't it? [11:33] <Jonah> The Chinese make the /best/ tea. Auntie Helel brought some with her from a business trip one time. [11:33] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Oh man, you're missing out. You should've ordered a cup! [11:33] <Jonah> We had just this huge vat of it going for months. [11:33] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] You'll have to explain to me who this Auntie Helel is one of those days. [11:33] <Jonah> Hahaha - nah, it just doesn't taste right when it's not served in a pot. [11:33] <Jonah> Well, we have time right now. So why not? [11:34] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] I'm all ears. [11:34] <Jonah> Alright - Auntie Helel? She's not my real aunt. [11:34] <Jonah> She was this dragon, see, and one day she decided she wanted to start an orphanage. [11:34] <&Hebizuka> *The chef returns, and serves you both with your ordered char siu; a platter of roasted pork with white rice on the side. It smells and looks fantastic.* [11:34] <Jonah> Because - oh god yes delicious meat. [11:34] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Your aunt is a dragon? [11:35] <Jonah> My aunt is /the best/ dragon. [11:35] <Jonah> Burns assholes and gives no shits. [11:35] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Wait, wait. Dragons can talk? [11:35] <Jonah> Uh - maybe not Mazeworld dragons? [11:35] <Jonah> But the dragons where I'm from can. [11:35] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Only youkai Ryu do... [11:35] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Well. I guess otherworldly creatures are different... [11:36] <Jonah> They can even transform into humans and stuff - that was how Auntie Helel did stuff like feed us and change our diapers. [11:36] <Jonah> So, anyways - she wanted to build an orphanage. [11:36] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Whoa. All our dragons can do here is be retards, trash things and break everything, when they're not eating, reproducing, or sleeping. [11:37] <Jonah> Because she heard that people who grew up in orphanages tended to give back to the orphanage. So she was like, 'Score, all I have to do is raise some snotty humans for a couple years and then my dragon horde will be SO BIG.' [11:37] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Hahah. That's just like dragons to be self-centered like that... [11:38] <Jonah> Pfffffft. Auntie Helel could eat, sleep, and fuck with the best of these dragons here. [11:38] <Jonah> Heh. Yeah, she was self-centered, but in a good way. [11:38] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] So how'd she become your "aunt"? [11:38] <Jonah> We - all the kids she raised - we were part of her horde, too. So she wanted us to shine. [11:38] <Jonah> Mmm... honestly? I don't remember. [11:39] <Jonah> Auntie Helel said she just found me one day on the front door, all swaddled up and everything. [11:39] <Jonah> No note, no memento - nothing. [11:39] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] That sounds SO much like in a bad movie. [11:39] <Jonah> I'm probably a bastard child. My parents got just a biiiit too busy. [11:39] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] *Snerk* [11:40] <Jonah> So, Auntie Helel raised me just like any other kid. And I wanted to help her out when I got a bit older, because back then I had no idea she was richer than Gods. [11:40] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] That much? [11:40] <Jonah> So I started working as a trading caravan guard. [11:41] <Jonah> Ohhh yeah. One time, she got drunk and got into a poker match with one of the Gods of wealth. [11:41] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] *Blink.* [11:41] <Jonah> And since she used to have a fling with Lady Luck... [11:41] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] You'll have to remind me there are Gods in other worlds too. *She rubs her head and chows down some more.* [11:42] * Jonah takes a few bites as well in between the chat. [11:42] <Jonah> Mmm - other Gods, yeah, but the Cardinal ones are around too. [11:42] <Jonah> We just know them by different names. [11:42] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] This is a bit hard to understand. But I do have a question. [11:43] <Jonah> Seriously - Seiryuu? Suzaku? Those were some /awful/ character readings. [11:43] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Hey, no blasphemy. [11:43] <Jonah> Oh - yeah, sure. Fire away. [11:43] <Jonah> I'm not blasphemizing them at all! [11:43] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] I don't know how you call them, but I bet I wouldn't enjoy it. Maybe as much as you'd like me to enforce our names if I visited your world. [11:44] <Jonah> Please, Carolyn, go right on ahead! [11:44] <Jonah> I like forceful women. [11:44] <Jonah> :3 [11:44] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Anyway... How'd you end up here? In the Mazes, I mean. Sounds like you had your own life going, and a lot of background... It doesn't explain what happened to you. The old texts and legends don't say -how- the Contestant comes to be, all it says is that it comes from another world. [11:45] <Jonah> Uh, well... it's pretty simple, really. [11:45] <Jonah> I died. [11:46] * Jonah very distinctly shrugs, and then goes back to her delicious food. [11:46] <Jonah> Not much to talk about. Death's the next great adventure, so... here I am. [11:46] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] That explains. So you were revived by the Gods, who are now putting you through this life here among us. See, this is the proof they protect you... so please call them by their -proper- names, at least as long as you are here... [11:47] <Jonah> ...Yeah, no, sorry to break it to you. [11:47] <Jonah> It was Hebi. [11:47] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Who? [11:48] <Jonah> Er - right. Hebizuka. [11:48] <Jonah> the Gamemaster. [11:48] <Jonah> The one who stole our clothes? [11:48] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Lady Hebizuka? The administrator? [11:48] <Jonah> Ohhhh yeah. [11:48] <Jonah> We had a short talk and everything. [11:48] <Jonah> She was bored, so. [11:48] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Naaah... They say she has power that rivals the Gods, but I don't believe she's responsible... She can't do that alone. [11:48] <Jonah> Then maybe she's not alone. [11:48] <Jonah> But she was pretty clear it was on her part. [11:48] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Whatever it is, it can't be just her. [11:49] <Jonah> Well, it's certainly not the Gods. All the ones I know wouldn't stand for this sort of thing. [11:49] <Jonah> Disturbing souls from well deserved rest is kinda... /iffy./ Especially without their consent. [11:49] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] You're here for a very specific reason, Jonah. I think it's up to you to find out what it is. [11:50] <Jonah> /That/ much, Carolyn, I've already figured out~ [11:51] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] I may believe in heroes, but I don't believe in messiahs. The Gods have ways even us shrine maidens don't always understand. Besides, you aren't just a ghost or a wandering soul. You're alive! This speaks for itself. Life was given back to you where it would otherwise never have. [11:51] <Jonah> Mmmm... [11:52] <Jonah> Carolyn, uh. Can I be honest? [11:52] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] For all I know, the Gods could've chosen someone far worse than you... [11:52] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Uh, yes? About what? [11:53] <Jonah> I, uh. I don't particularly /like/ having a second life. [11:53] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] What? Why not? [11:53] <Jonah> Well - I fought evil, I fell in love, I fell out of love. I made friends, made enemies... [11:53] <Jonah> I... I died young, yeah, but I had a pretty fulfilling life. [11:54] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] You look barely twenty years old! [11:54] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Sheesh, I could almost be your mother if I was five or six years older. [11:54] <Jonah> ...Please stop giving me ideas. [11:56] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Hey, you have no right to think that way. Being alive is a gift, and being alive once again is nothing short of a divine grace. You should cherish this, even if you're no longer home and you're in a world that isn't yours. This can change, you know? It's a new start for you. What's out there in your homeworld, I don't know. But this world? Plenty for those who want it bad enough. [11:56] <Jonah> That's... that's not what I meant. [11:57] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] You can do a lot of things here. I have the feeling you can do a whole lot more than I an even grasp. [11:57] <Jonah> Like - okay, Gods. Afterlife. With me so far? [11:57] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Sorry, I *can*. Not *an*. I ate a letter. [11:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Well, technically speaking, you are not in the afterlife really. You're... just, er. You're "alive again". That's the best way to put it. Afterlife, the netherworld, it's where dead souls go. You're arguably not dead, to me. Unless you lied to me and you're actually a zombie. *smile* [11:58] <Jonah> Pffffffffft. Not - not what I meant. [11:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Then, what is it? [11:58] <Jonah> I meant, I was /experiencing my afterlife./ [11:58] <Jonah> And it was /really nice./ [11:58] <Jonah> And then I get sent here. [11:59] <Jonah> And it's all, like, 'Some /warning/ would be nice next time, Gods!' [11:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] But the Gods pulled you out of it. Yes, the netherworld is very nice. I have never heard of a lingering soul that ever liked it to haunt the world of the living. [11:59] <Jonah> But that's what I'm saying. [12:00] <Jonah> I /was on a first name basis with several divinities./ [12:00] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Though you're no longer there and I doubt you want to return there so bad. You'd have shot yourself the first chance you got if you missed death so bad. [12:00] <Jonah> That they /didn't tell me about this/ kinda freaks me out. [12:00] <Jonah> Like a lot. [12:00] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Maybe they didn't know, and our Gods wanted you, specifically. [12:00] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Like I said; unknown ways. Even for us. [12:01] <Jonah> ...Oh god. [12:01] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Anyway, shouldn't we get those lessons? That meal was delicious and the talk was most interesting, but I wanna move. [12:01] <Jonah> Oh, godssss no. [12:01] <Jonah> I'm a part of a /custody battle./ [12:01] <Jonah> Aghhhhhhhhhhhh. [12:01] <Jonah> Chef, /tell me you have baiju!/ [12:01] <Jonah> Or beer! [12:01] <&Hebizuka> *The char siu was extremely tasty and filling.* [12:01] <Jonah> Or /formaldehyde!/ [12:01] <Jonah> I NEED TO GET DRUNK! [12:02] <&Hebizuka> *You still feel you have room for a bit more, but hungry you are no more.* [12:02] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Go to a bar if you want to get drunk. I don't have alcohol/. [12:03] <Jonah> *Man, what kind of /shitty Chinese restuant is this if you're not stocking alcohol.* [12:03] <Jonah> Ugh. Do you have the time for cooking lessons, at least? [12:04] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Sorry ma'am. Stock regulations, we aren't allowed to sell alcohol; other restaurants do though. Maybe this will change in the future, I heard about legal changes in the tubes, the GMs are working on it according to a rumor. [12:06] <Jonah> That's fine, that's fine. [12:07] <Jonah> But - lessons? [12:07] <Jonah> I have a burning need to learn how to lovingly handle thick, healthy meat. [12:07] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Yes, certainly. Butchering lessons, right? Do you have prior experience, lessons made before in other restaurants? Or are you a total newbie? [12:08] <Jonah> Totally new to this. All I used to do was hunt small game and then skewer them on a roast. [12:08] <Jonah> Which, I mean - rabbit's nice and all, but being able to slice it up would make my life easier. [12:08] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] OK. The first level of butchering classes is 250 P$. [12:09] * Jonah hands the 250 right on over. [12:09] <Jonah> Carolyn, want to join in? [12:09] <Jonah> Two heads, better than one. [12:09] <&Hebizuka> *You spend some time with the chef who teaches you the basics of carcass cutting and butchering. You aren't taught the advanced stuff yet but you now know your way around a dead body.* [12:10] <&Hebizuka> *You can now extract some meat from killed creatures. You need a butchering tool to carry out butchering on a dead encounters, which is a bladed weapon of sufficient size and robustness to cut through most meat.* [12:11] <&Hebizuka> *You currently do not have a weapon that can be used as a butchering tool, and neither does Carolyn.* [12:11] <&Hebizuka> *Money carried remaining: 1195 P$* [12:11] <Jonah> Hmmm... don't suppose I could /buy/ one of your butcher's knives, sir? [12:12] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Sorry, but no. [12:13] <Jonah> It's never that easy. [12:13] <Jonah> Thank you very much, sir! Have a good day. [12:13] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [12:13] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 275 - Front door: 2434 - Right door: 5004 - Roomstyle: 143 - Enemy strength: 5 /6 [12:13] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Apologies. Try to find someone who will sell you a good knife. [12:13] <&Hebizuka> *Next special room at the 77th (Gun shop)* [12:14] <Jonah> Carolyn, think we can have some more theological debates later? [12:14] <Jonah> *Ever and always, through the front door!* [12:15] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Maybe later. I won't lie to you, I want some action though. [12:16] <Jonah> Bloodthirsty. [12:17] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Nah, just itching for action. [12:18] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. Not much here, just a box of ammunition on the floor.* [12:19] * Jonah goes through the same song and dance. Where are those traps? [12:19] <&Hebizuka> *None here.* [12:20] <Jonah> Alright... what kind of ammo do we have? [12:21] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Poison bow arrows, 50 rounds - weight 5 [12:21] <Jonah> That's... [12:21] <Jonah> Do you think I could stab someone with this and have it work? [12:22] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Don't see why not. It probably won't hurt as bad but the poison should work. [12:24] * Jonah picks up 8 arrows and sticks them in her pack, before equipping a ninth! [12:24] <~SU_Tempest> *Cannot equip what isn't a weapon. You can carry it in your hand; but remember that if you want to switch to another weapon or use an item, you will be forced to drop it!* [12:26] <&Hebizuka> *Wielding a poison bow arrow in your hands.* [12:26] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main inv) 59.91/60 [12:27] <&Hebizuka> *There are 41 more arrows in the box. What will you do now?* [12:28] * Jonah proceeds to drop that arrow in her hands like its hot. [12:28] <&Hebizuka> *The arrow falls unceremoniously on the floor... fortunately, the arrowhead doesn't hit your foot.* [12:28] * Jonah readies her shotgun once more, and takes a look at the door. [12:28] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [12:28] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 6669 - Front door: 2107 - Right door: 6399 - Roomstyle: 519 - Enemy strength: 5 /6 [12:28] <Jonah> *Please, I have BOOTS.* [12:29] <Jonah> Through the front door! [12:40] <&Hebizuka> *A radio room. There is a @radio, as one would expect. There is a group of DF Soldiers sitting there; three, to be exact. One carries a rocket launcher, another has a shotgun, and the third has a sniper rifle with bells and whistles.* [12:41] <&Hebizuka> *The soldiers appear to be concerned, as if looking for something or someone.* [12:41] <Jonah> @radio [12:41] <MazeBot> [Disco/Funk] FunkeMeUp 98.6 with DJ "Beat Funker" - http://bit.ly/1dN128F [12:42] * Jonah gestures for Carolyn to keep quiet, before trying to sneak to the doors. Roll? [12:43] <~SU_Tempest> *Both you and Carolyn will attempt to sneak without alerting the Soldiers. You must roll first; 2d6 please.* [12:44] <Jonah> !roll 1#2d6 [12:44] <Jonah> @roll 1#2d6 [12:44] <MazeBot> Jonah: 11 [12:44] <&Hebizuka> *You pass and reach the doors without making a noise.* [12:45] <&Hebizuka> *Carolyn follows; she isn't as fast as you, but remains just as silent. You both made it to the doors! You can flee if you want.* [12:46] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [12:46] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 5788 - Front door: 1573 - Right door: 3993 - Roomstyle: 548 - Enemy strength: 6 /6 [12:46] <Jonah> *Out through the front door.* [12:49] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. There is not much here, just a weapon on the floor.* [12:50] * Jonah quickly checks for traps, heart still pumping after that almost run-in. [12:51] <&Hebizuka> *None!* [12:51] <Jonah> Let's see that weapon, then! [12:54] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - Mauser C96 Red 9 pistol | 9x19mm Parabellum - Semi-auto | No accessory | Internal magazine, 10 rounds, no +1 | Weight: 3 - [0/10 - Empty] - Cond: Fair / Clns: Grimy [12:57] <Jonah> Mmmm... no automatic, so we can't sweep with it... [12:58] <Jonah> Carolyn, think you could keep it for now? [12:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] That'd be kinda badass. But that thing looks old and beat up like it's been through two or three hells! [12:58] <Jonah> I dunno, it just looks grimy. Clean it up a bit and it'd be good for another round in Hell. [12:58] <Jonah> So - Carolyn, have enough room for me? [12:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] What? You want me to carry this thing? [12:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] I sure hope for you that we will be able to sell all of that crap REAL soon... [12:59] <&Hebizuka> *She grabs the Red 9, and spares it in her field pack, which looks like it's nearly filled to the brim. Mostly with guns.* [13:01] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] *sigh* Okay, ready. [13:01] <Jonah> I owe you for this. Seriously, if you can think of anything, I'll do it. [13:01] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [13:01] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 1170 - Front door: 1135 - Right door: 7224 - Roomstyle: 341 - Enemy strength: 3 /6 [13:02] <Jonah> Through the front door! [13:02] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Call the Gods by their proper names. And don't be too much of a pervert. [13:03] <Jonah> I'll pray to the Gods at the next altar we see to ask them exactly how they'd like me to address them. [13:03] <&Hebizuka> *A corridor. Narrow, long, and five doors (!mrooms5) are present. There's abandoned food on the floor...* [13:03] * Jonah stays entirely mute vis a vis perversion, however. [13:03] * Jonah ALSO LOOKS FOR TRAPS [13:03] <&Hebizuka> *None once again.* [13:03] <Jonah> The last trap we saw was in a corrid-oh. [13:04] <Jonah> Well, what kind of food is it? [13:04] <Jonah> I mean - I don't really recognize it. [13:04] <&Hebizuka> [Food] Beverage - Cup of black tea. 1d10 [13:04] <Jonah> ...By which I mean I am blind. [13:05] <&Hebizuka> *It's still a little warm, as if it hadn't been that long since it was left behind. It was also untouched; it's still full.* [13:05] <Jonah> That's... [13:06] <Jonah> My Paladin sense is telling me this is poisoned. [13:06] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] I really wish people would stop throwing away all of that shit. [13:06] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Seriously, the corners and rooms that aren't immediately inhabited are -littered- with stuff that's still good to use. And even sometimes the inhabited areas! [13:06] <Jonah> ...If you're that confident, Carolyn, here. [13:07] * Jonah hands it over to her, and immediately grabs her phone. [13:07] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Don't you find it that fascinating that people abandon working guns, ammunition, food, and top-secret biological augmentations like they're trash and garbage? [13:07] <Jonah> Tell me the ambulance number before you drink it. [13:07] <Jonah> I find it /unnerving/ and a sign that someone's out to get us [13:07] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Uh... I had no plans to drink this. [13:08] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Medical services is 9-2 but... I'm not going to drink that. [13:08] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] I was just commenting, yknow? [13:08] <Jonah> Good. [13:09] * Jonah gently takes the cup, and then flips it over, letting the poisoned cup splatter on the ground. [13:09] <Jonah> There. Now no one will get poisoned. [13:09] <&Hebizuka> *You destroyed the cup of black tea. The contents spill on the floor.* [13:09] <Jonah> !mrooms5 [13:09] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Door A: 2082 - Door B: 5947 - Door C: 2212 - Door D: 2302 - Door E: 2773 - Roomstyle: 152 - Enemy strength: 6 /6 [13:09] <&Hebizuka> *The cup shattered in pieces.* [13:10] * Jonah kicks the pieces to the sides of the walls, so that Carolyn or others won't cut their feet. [13:11] <Jonah> So - any doors in mind? Because I have nothing. [13:11] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] So, where to? [13:11] <Jonah> There's no 'front' door, so... [13:11] <~SU_Tempest> *Carolyn blinks, then giggles at how they talked at the same time.* [13:11] <Jonah> Hehe. [13:11] <Jonah> Glad to see we're in sync. [13:11] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Yes, there is, silly. The doors on the sides are A, B, D and E, which leaves the door in front of us... C. [13:11] <Jonah> OH - Ohhhh. [13:12] <Jonah> That's - wow, I get /super/ turned around like this. [13:12] <Jonah> Door C it is! [13:12] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] You failed to notice the door at the end of the corridor? [13:13] <Jonah> ...Random food on the floor freaks me out, okay? [13:13] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] It's fine. [13:14] <&Hebizuka> *An electrical room. You hear the hum of power machinery behind the walls. There's a computer with power control gauges on the screen display. You see only one door (!mrooms1). On the floor is a package with the bio-hazard symbol.* [13:16] * Jonah quickly checks for traps once more! [13:16] <&Hebizuka> *No traps here.* [13:17] * Jonah quickly slides her way over to the computer! [13:17] <Jonah> Let's see if we can't figure out what's being run... [13:17] <Jonah> Carolyn, mine taking a look at the bio-hazard bag again? [13:18] <Jonah> And be careful! It might not be an implant this time! [13:19] <&Hebizuka> [Computer] -Power control interface- ; Room 2212. Enter the service password to access the control features. [13:20] <&Hebizuka> *There is a [?] button next to the password text field.* [13:20] <&Hebizuka> *It seems clickable.* [13:20] <Jonah> Clicking it~ [13:23] <&Hebizuka> *A text box is displayed, which says: "For Randy, who always forgets the password, remember which dragon is white and blue? The first three letters followed by your birth year. Now stop forgetting it, please?" [13:23] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] So the password is aer something, but the birth year could be anything. [13:24] <Jonah> ...Wait a second... [13:26] <Jonah> Well - what year is it now? [13:26] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] What? Oh. [13:26] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Oh right, time is probably different for you... [13:27] <Jonah> Yeah. And I haven't seen any calenders, so I'm totally lost. [13:29] <Jonah> We can give it a try or two, and then go on our way if nothing pans out. [13:40] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Well, we have two methods to count years. By era, or since the start of recorded history. There are 7 eras recorded in history, and we currently live in the 7th Era, the Third Human/Youkai Society era, or so say the recordkeepers and chrono-theologists. [13:40] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] The current year is the 704th year of this era, but people tend to use the overall year format, it's more convenient. We are in year 3204. [13:41] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Anyway... Engineers could be any kind of age, though. We're kinda boned for the password. [16:16] <Jonah> Well... I was /going/ to sugggest we could guess the year, if you could tell me when most kids acually, like... became adults, started working. Combine with extra years for specific adult schooling, and... [16:16] * Jonah shrugs. [16:17] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] Well, age of majority is 17 years old, and it's when kids leave school and the children's sector to join the adults' world. [16:17] <~SU_Tempest> [Carolyn] It's convenient, they get to be taught and trained with the proper tools and knowledge, and the kids are super safe over there. You never hear of children being hurt at least. [16:19] <Jonah> Then - screw it, 'aer3187' it is. [16:20] <Jonah> And we'll try 'aer3186' and 'aer3188' before giving up. [16:21] <&Hebizuka> *The computer displays "access denied" on all three attempts.* [16:22] <Jonah> Then screw it! Let's check out the implant. [16:26] <&Hebizuka> [Bionics] Body implant - Enhanced Digestive System [16:27] <Jonah> ,,,Right, just let me scarf down this bit of rice, first.... [16:28] * Jonah quickly takes out a bag of rice for quick and messy consumption, filling the now empty space with the implant. [16:29] <&Hebizuka> *Wait, I don't understand what you are trying to do.* [16:31] <Jonah> *Jonah is going to take out a bag of rice, and replace it with the Body Implant. And then, to make sure it doesn't go to waste, Jonah is going to eat the rice.* [16:31] <&Hebizuka> *Why do you want to shove the implant package into a bag of rice? [16:31] <Jonah> *Which is funny because ha ha, Enhanced Digestive System.* [16:31] <&Hebizuka> (that's the only bit I want to clarify because it's odd) [16:32] <Jonah> *No no, she's shoving the implant package into her backpack.* [16:32] <Jonah> *Where the rice used to be.* [16:33] <~SU_Tempest> *OH, okay.* [16:33] <&Hebizuka> *The rice is pretty tasty and filling.* [16:37] <&Hebizuka> *Bionic implant placed in the inventory* [16:37] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main inv) 59.91/60 [16:39] <&Hebizuka> Checkout [16:47] <&Hebizuka> 76 units (+8), 4 kills, 0 SEs, 2 missions, 1 Amulet, 1915 P$ (-405), 0 Runs [16:48] <&Hebizuka> Score: 148 pts (+4) [16:48] <&Hebizuka> *No combat occurred this session; no change to combat stats or achievements.*