Log:Session 42 (Meta, no ontology)

From Mazeworld

[13:29] <&Hebizuka> *Welcome back to the Mazes, Thidran. You have visited 16 rooms. The next special room is at the 35th. No specific condition to report; you're healthy... for now. !mrooms3 to continue.* [13:30] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [13:30] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 6605 - Front door: 1520 - Right door: 3494 - Roomstyle: 254 - Enemy strength: 1 /6 [13:30] * Thidran gets up after writing a few more notes about his recent experiences, packs everything away, and muses. "Hopefully things'll go better for me down the line, but I just have to remember to actually use everything availible, even if I don't like guns..." With that, he pulls out his pistol, and walks through the left door. [13:31] <&Hebizuka> *An outside area; daytime forest. There appears to be an object on the ground, but nobody in sight.* [13:32] * Thidran hums at that. "Didn't think there would be an "outside" room." He shakes his head in amusement, looks around briefly for signs of an ambush, then walks towards the object curiously. [13:33] <&Hebizuka> *There's no-one but you here, this time.* [13:33] <&Hebizuka> [Key item] A lockpicking kit, to bypass container locks. Contains tools to bypass mechanical and electronic locks. [13:33] * Thidran looks at the various bits of metal, and reads the words on the kit. "Guess I'll have to figure out how this works down the line...doesn't hurt to pick it up now though." With that, he clips the kit to his belt, and heads for the obvious exits. [13:33] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [13:33] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 7272 - Front door: 3024 - Right door: 6352 - Roomstyle: 131 - Enemy strength: 1 /6 [13:34] * Thidran plays eenie meanie, money mo to choose the right door to go through this time. [13:35] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. A mushroom is sitting on the floor here, right next to a discarded magazine.* [13:35] * Thidran shrugs at that, looks around, then slowly walks over to where the mushroom and magazine are at to take a closer look. [13:35] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: Beretta 92 series 20-round extended magazine. Size tier: Small ; Weight: 0.5+0.14 (0.64) - [14/20, 14x FMJ] [13:35] <&Hebizuka> [Mushroom] (Unidentified) Yellow, Odorless - weight 0.1 [13:37] * Thidran hums at that, before picking both up and putting them away for future sales. "Might as well.." He murmurs, before heading towards the exits once more. [13:37] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [13:37] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 5962 - Front door: 5976 - Right door: 1254 - Roomstyle: 50 - Enemy strength: 2 /6 [13:37] * Thidran opts to go straight through the front door this time, his gun leading the way. [13:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main inv) 20.35/40 [13:39] <&Hebizuka> *You go up a short volley of stairs, ending up in another regular, featureless room. Here, you meet with an unpleasant creature... A giant rat! [13:40] <&Hebizuka> *The giant rat is not yet aware of your presence.* [13:40] * Thidran stops as soon as he spies the rat. "Y'know what? I'm just going to see if I can kill you without a proper fight." With that, he tries to sneak around to cover... [13:40] <Thidran> @cover [13:40] <MazeBot> A reinforced concrete wall. (Health: 60, LDV modifier: -4. AC Eqv: Kevlar-4. Pass-through threshold: 12+ dmg. Pain modifier: x0.25) [13:40] <&Hebizuka> *Roll a 2d6 to try and take cover.* [13:40] <Thidran> @roll 2d6 [13:40] <MazeBot> Thidran: 7 [13:40] <&Hebizuka> *You succeed, and manage to maintain stealth.* [13:41] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 1. The giant rat is unaware of you. If you wish to attack you can do so - without the enemy retaliating. What will you do?* [13:41] * Thidran readies his pistol, and thinks about it. "Okay, this time, try not to mash the trigger repeatedly..." He murmurs to himself. He aims for the rat's head, and fires three quick shots off, hoping to end this rapidly. [13:42] <&Hebizuka> *The giant rat is unaware of you. You are the only one to act this turn, you may roll now.* [13:42] <Thidran> @roll 3#2d6 [13:42] <MazeBot> Thidran: 3;7;8 [13:42] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-3: Miss, Miss, Hit* [13:43] <&Hebizuka> *Only one of your shots connects, though you swear the second shot missed the rat's cranium by thiiiiis few.* [13:44] <&Hebizuka> *The rat squeaks, screeches, writhes and crumbles on the floor.* [13:44] <&Hebizuka> Thidran [S&W 4006] Giant rat /H\ [13:44] <&Hebizuka> *End of fight! (1 turn)* [13:45] * Thidran nods in satisfaction as at least one of the shots nails the rat. He then pulls out the magazine for his pistol, and muses. "How do I stuff the bullets into the magazine anyways?" He carefully studies their positioning, before pulling out the emptiest magazine to fill up the other. [13:45] <&Hebizuka> *The emptiest magazine is currently the one that was in your weapon. [3/11]* [13:46] * Thidran thinks on it, before opting to switch magazines, preferably with one that's full. [13:47] <&Hebizuka> [Reload] S&W 4006: Swapping magazines. [3/11] now in backpack, [11/11] now in weapon. - [11+1/12, 12x HP] [13:47] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/Main inv) 20.19/40 [13:48] * Thidran takes a quick look around the rat to make sure it wasn't atop anything. [13:49] <&Hebizuka> *There's nothing here except the corpse of a giant rat.* [13:49] * Thidran nods in satisfaction, before heading towards the exits. [13:49] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [13:49] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 1740 - Front door: 2175 - Right door: 5834 - Roomstyle: 163 - Enemy strength: 2 /6 [13:50] * Thidran wields his pistol with slightly more confidence now, even while his ears ring from the loud sounds. "Fucking things...at least they work." He enters the right door, seemingly not wanting to enter the same door twice in a row for whatever reason. [13:51] <&Hebizuka> *You barge inside an armory. A worktable, gun racks, lockers, plenty of posters advertising about various weapons. And speaking of weapons, there happens to be one weapon right here on the table.* [13:52] * Thidran looks around warily. "Weird. You'd think someone would be in a place like this." He murmurs to himself, before going to look at the obvious weapon. [13:53] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - H&K MARK 23 pistol | .45 ACP - Semi-auto | Dual[AN/PEQ-6,22%] | USP45 12-round mag, +1 | Weight: 5 - [0+0/12, Empty] - Cond: Worn / Clns: Seized up [13:54] * Thidran considers it, before shrugging his shoulders and putting it in his pack as well. "Might as well...hmm...I wonder..." He walks over to a nearby locker, and tests to see if it's locked. [13:55] <&Hebizuka> *It's not locked, but it is empty.* [13:56] * Thidran frowns in disappointment, before testing a few more lockers at random. "Wonder if any's locked?" [13:56] <&Hebizuka> *They're all unlocked and empty, sadly.* [13:56] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main inv) 25.19/40 [13:57] * Thidran hums at that, before heading over to the work table, and pulling out his blueprint. "At least I can see what this damn thing's for...DynLeg blueprint eh? I need a crafting kit...welp. Guess I won't be making it here." He finishes reading what he needs for it, then rolls it up and puts the blueprint back in his pack. He then heads for the exits, somewhat frustrated. [13:57] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [13:57] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 3867 - Front door: 6343 - Right door: 428 - Roomstyle: 497 - Enemy strength: 6 /6 [13:58] * Thidran barely gets his pistol up in time as he heads through the front door impatiently. [13:59] <&Hebizuka> *Another regular, featureless room... At first glance, there is nothing at all here, but you seem to spot a small object on the floor.* [14:00] * Thidran frowns at another of these damn types of rooms. "Ugh, hard to really tell where I've been. If it wasn't for all this random stuff..." He shrugs his shoulders, looks around carefully, then heads over towards the object to examine it. [14:00] <&Hebizuka> [Meds] White tablet - Unidentified - Weight: 0.1 [14:01] * Thidran tilts his head as he spies that tablet, and tries to compare it to medicine he already has to see if it matches any. [14:02] <&Hebizuka> *Unfortunately you can't really tell. It's an unmarked white tablet, that is all you are sure of.* [14:03] * Thidran hums at that. "A shame. Back home they'd add little etchings so folk would be able to tell the difference. Wonder where these came from?" With that, he heads for the exits once more. [14:03] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [14:03] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 1585 - Front door: 2696 - Right door: 2924 - Roomstyle: 33 - Enemy strength: 1 /6 [14:04] * Thidran stops at the doors, then goes to pick up the unknown tablet and puts it as far away from the stuff he knows as possible, so he doesn't get it mixed up. Nodding in satisfaction, he heads back for the doors, and takes the left. [14:04] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main inv) 25.29/40 [14:06] <&Hebizuka> *You make it inside a laundry room. A butler is there, apparently busy sweeping the floor, while one of the machines is whirring. There are three more washing machines, but these are inactive. You also notice a strange object on the floor...* [14:06] * Thidran looks around, making sure noone else is around, then heads for the strange object first. [14:07] <&Hebizuka> *The butler appears not to pay you any mind.* [14:07] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Rail adapter: A75 - Compatible with: CZ 75 AUTO, CZ 75B. Adds 1 light mount to the equipped weapon (X300U, APL and SCV4). [14:08] * Thidran furrows his brow in confusion at what the object could even be. He picks it up, and waves it in front of him for a few seconds. "Into the bag with you!" With that, he puts it up, and turns towards the butler. "Hey there! Keepin' busy?" He asks by way of greeting. [14:10] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main inv) 26.29/40 [14:10] <~SU_Tempest> [Butler] Ahem, hello. As you can see, yes. [14:11] * Thidran leans against one of the inactive machines. "Fair enough. Figured I'd ask before I moved on, would you happen to have anything for trade?" [14:11] <~SU_Tempest> [Butler] No sir, I'm sorry. Unless you want my broom, I cannot help you. [14:12] * Thidran thinks on it, and pulls out his baseball bat briefly, comparing it to the broom. "Hrm..sadly, I think this would be handier for me. Alright, appreciate the time!" He waves to the butler, before heading towards the exits. [14:12] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [14:12] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 2350 - Front door: 166 - Right door: 1981 - Roomstyle: 407 - Enemy strength: 1 /6 [14:13] * Thidran leans against the middle door for a bit, before standing himself up, readying his pistol, and taking the right door instead. [14:16] <&Hebizuka> *A shower room. You hear one of the shower cabins is being used by someone, which you can't see. One of the lockers is closed and locked as well.* [14:19] * Thidran thinks on his options, before drawing a bead on one of the cabins and calling out, "Hey! You there! When you're done come on out!" He then mutters under his breath. "Maybe this one won't try killing me or even be of some use..." [14:20] <~SU_Tempest> *A masculine voice responds.* [14:20] <~SU_Tempest> [???] Use one of the other cabins! [14:21] <Thidran> "I don't even know how to use the damn things!" [14:22] <~SU_Tempest> *No response.* [14:23] * Thidran shrugs his shoulders, then clarifies his situation. "Okay, I was trying to be nice, but I tell you what then. You come out, and I won't start shooting into the cabin. How about that?" [14:24] <~SU_Tempest> [???] You better not do that, I am a police officer! [14:24] <Thidran> And how am I supposed to know that one? [14:26] <~SU_Tempest> [???] What kind of fool shoots someone in the shower? [14:26] <Thidran> What kind of fool doesn't even know how to use one of these showers? [14:26] <~SU_Tempest> *The alleged Guard turns off the shower and comes out. You are greeted to the shameless sight of an X-male body and a rather miffed facial expression.* [14:27] <~SU_Tempest> [Guard?] Alright, alright. What do you want? [14:27] * Thidran keeps his pistol trained on the supposed Guard. "Simple, you to demonstrate that you're actually a police officer." [14:28] <~SU_Tempest> *The alleged Guard simply walks to the closed locker, uses the key on a wristband to open it, and shows the police officer uniform and the shotgun waiting inside. As well as the pair of handcuffs.* [14:29] <~SU_Tempest> [Guard] One more threat, and I'm arresting you. [14:29] * Thidran nods at the guard, and holsters his pistol. "Sorry about that. Already been having folk attacking me today. Hard to trust." He replies by way of explanation. [14:30] <~SU_Tempest> *Nonchalantly, the Guard dresses back up, and while doing that, he responds.* [14:30] <~SU_Tempest> [Guard] I get the trust thing, but be careful. Be glad I was understanding, I know cops who would've tried to naked wrestle you instead. [14:31] * Thidran thinks on it. [14:31] <Thidran> Fair enough. I would'tve wanted to kill you for no reason after all. [14:31] <~SU_Tempest> *The Guard is done with dressing up, and now puts back on his load-bearing gear and shotgun over the back.* [14:32] * Thidran bows to the Guard. "My apologies." [14:32] <~SU_Tempest> [Guard] Well gee, thanks for that. Accepted, but be careful next time. [14:33] * Thidran nods at the Guard. "Alright then." He then turns and heads for the exits, showing his back towards the guard, even if it makes him antsy. [14:34] <&Hebizuka> *Fortunately, you're not about to be shot in the back, and you can leave safely.* [14:34] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [14:34] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 4534 - Front door: 226 - Right door: 3902 - Roomstyle: 354 - Enemy strength: 4 /6 [14:35] * Thidran heads for the front door, his face turning rather pinkish from his recent mistake. [14:35] <&Hebizuka> *A scullery, with a few dishwashers lined up on either side of the room. Someone abandoned a backpack in the corner...* [14:37] * Thidran looks around, hums at the dishwashers, then heads for the backpack... [14:37] <&Hebizuka> [LBE] (Backpack) SOF Ruck-pack: Capacity 55 units + Ammo (12 mags only, max tier: Medium) [14:39] * Thidran hums at that. "Well! I can use that..." He starts taking his time to empty his old backpack into the new, admiring how much bigger it is in the process. [14:43] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main inv) 26.29/55 [14:43] * Thidran then takes some consideration, and puts the magazines he has into their respective slots as well, to free up more space. [14:44] <&Hebizuka> *Moving two 4006 magazines and one Beretta 92 20-rd mag to the backpack/mag pouches.* [14:44] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main inv) 24.99/55 [14:44] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/Mags) 3/12 mags [14:45] * Thidran shakes his head in amazement. "Ask and you will find I guess..." He smiles a bit at that, before heading for the exits. [14:45] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [14:45] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 5556 - Front door: 4718 - Right door: 1055 - Roomstyle: 523 - Enemy strength: 2 /6 [14:46] <&Hebizuka> *Ability cooldown has ended.* [14:46] * Thidran fields his pistol once more as he heads through the left door. [14:47] <&Hebizuka> *You barge inside a bedroom. A bed, a desk, a television (@whatsonTV), and a few items: an accessory and some food.* [14:47] <Thidran> @whatsonTV [14:47] <MazeBot> [Talk show] The Most Interesting Youkai [14:48] * Thidran looks around to make sure noone's there, before taking some time to look at the show. [14:49] <&Hebizuka> [Television] "The Most Interesting Youkai! He doesn't always do talk shows, but when he does, he always has the best guests." *Unfortunately, the end credits begin rolling - looks like you caught the show at its end.* [14:52] * Thidran sighs. "A shame. Wanted to see some o' them so I'd know more o' what they looked like." He shrugs, then heads over to the desk to see what's on there. [14:52] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Silencer: 9x18mm Makarov [14:52] <&Hebizuka> [Food] Fruit - Banana. 1d12 [14:53] * Thidran gathers both up for the future, and heads for the exits. "Not much else for me here...hope whoever I just took from won't be too mad..." [14:54] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [14:54] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 3537 - Front door: 2606 - Right door: 4337 - Roomstyle: 295 - Enemy strength: 4 /6 [14:54] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main inv) 26.99/55 [14:54] * Thidran heads for the right this time, with a little spring in his step. "At least I'll have plenty to sell if I ever find a shop." [14:54] <&Hebizuka> *All pain appears to have gone away.* [14:55] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room (again!). All there is here is a shiny object.* [14:58] * Thidran looks closely anyways, before approaching the object. "So many of these around..." [14:58] <&Hebizuka> [Valuable] Metal - Silver collar - Value 25-65 P$ (1d41 +24) - Weight: 0.1 [15:01] * Thidran laughs as he notices what it is. "Oh, that's funny. I wonder who'd wear it?" He eventually calms down, then puts it in his pack, before heading for the next room... [15:01] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [15:01] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 346 - Front door: 2837 - Right door: 62 - Roomstyle: 396 - Enemy strength: 1 /6 [15:01] * Thidran thinks on it, then takes the right door. [15:02] <&Hebizuka> *A laboratory; which looks like just the place that feels like where a scientist would work. Except there isn't any scientist. There's a mushroom though, as well as more food.* [15:03] * Thidran puts his pistol away, getting used to the monotony about now, and heads quickly towards where the stuff is. [15:04] <&Hebizuka> [Mushroom] (Unidentified) Orange, Odorless - weight 0.1 [15:04] <&Hebizuka> [Food] Fruit - Grapes. 2d6 [15:06] * Thidran hums at that, before taking the mushroom and fruit. He then scurries towards the next set of doors so he doens't run into anyone... [15:06] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [15:06] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 2106 - Front door: 5196 - Right door: 3115 - Roomstyle: 333 - Enemy strength: 3 /6 [15:06] * Thidran thinks a moment, before heading in the front. [15:07] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main inv) 28.19/55 [15:10] <&Hebizuka> *A mess hall. Here, you see a kind of youkai - a kitsune, apparently. They're carrying a small submachine gun, and seems to be busy eating something. Additionally, you spot a weapon in the corner...* [15:11] * Thidran calls out to the kitsune. "Hello there! Nice to see someone else not trying to kill me for a change!" He says by way of greeting. [15:12] <~SU_Tempest> *The kitsune lifts their eyes from the food - which appears to be some grilled eel. They give you a disdainful glance.* [15:12] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] And who are you? [15:13] * Thidran carefully has a seat in the messhall, and pulls out a banana. "Well, I know who I am, but apparently I'm called an otherworlder." [15:15] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Ah, another one of those, huh... Don't get too cocky. [15:16] * Thidran nods at the Kitsune, before pulling out some papers. "Not trying to be cocky. More trying to learn. I read up a bit on youkai earlier today you see. Could you tell me a bit about yourself? That is, after you enjoy your meal." [15:18] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Whaddya want to know? Aside from the fact that we're not quite human, if that wasn't an evidence already. [15:19] * Thidran thinks on it, before pulling up another page and writing a bit on it. "Well, your name would be a good s-oh. Just realized. My apologies! I am Thidran." He grins sheepishly at his earlier mistake. [15:20] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Just call me Maeka. [15:20] <~SU_Tempest> *The kitsune appears to be female.* [15:21] * Thidran writes that down. "Alright then, Maeka. How is life in this....place to you? So far, I've had most stuff wanting to kill me for whatever reason. Might explain why everyone that hasn't has been carrying guns though..." [15:24] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] The guns thing? It's kinda all over the place. Everyone has one, or two, that's normal. I guess there's a lot of creatures about that need to be shot. But that ain't why I'm carrying mine. [15:25] * Thidran nods. "Why are you carrying yours then?" He asks curiously. [15:26] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Well, I'm an activist. I fight against the military. We are trying to defeat them and take control, but, well. That's what they told me to convince me joining. There's not a whole lot of progress, really; it's like the Soldiers always keep coming back. [15:28] * Thidran tilts his head in confusion. "Activist? Military? Apologies, but I'm not sure what you're meaning. I'm a rather...recent arrival." [15:28] * Thidran starts eating the banana after he asks the question. [15:29] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] You haven't met any soldiers yet, have you? I'd figure you wouldn't understand, then... [15:30] * Thidran shakes his head. "Just some Guards apparently. These soldiers aren't with the police then?" [15:31] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] No, the Guards are just police. Soldiers wear grey or sand camo, and they are pretty much trained to kill people like us. Not even treating us like people. We're not humans, after all. [15:32] * Thidran tilts his head. "Reminds me of home thre..." He says with some distaste. "Although not quite as bad yet. Wonder why they do that though?" [15:34] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] We've been trying, for hundreds of years, to be recognized as a species equal to them, but there was always ... *She pauses, thinking of a way to describe it.* The humans were always reticent to accept us as such... Then one day, what was just a tension became a war, when the military turned themselves against us and treated us as enemies. [15:34] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Now we fight back. We want to destroy every last one of their members, and anyone who stands with them. [15:36] * Thidran thinks on that explanation. "Can't blame you for wanting your right to exist there, even if it ends up causing lots of issues down the line. Hard to get a group of humans to agree upon anything though if you really think on it, considering we're willing to kill each other over the different invisble men we worship. Hard to argue logically at that point." [15:37] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] I dunno, they seem pretty united to distaste us. It's rather... Refreshing to see one of you -not- looking at me like I'm the last dog shit in the world. [15:38] * Thidran nods at Maeko. "Well, it may give comfort to you that at least we're not all that way, eh?" He grins goofily at her. "Have you found any stores by chance?" [15:40] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] There's probably a bunch around, I dunno. I'm not from this sector. [15:41] * Thidran chuckles at that. "Me either. I can tell you one thing, plenty of police around here for whatever reason, probably due to all the creatures around. Haven't seen any of these soldiers yet though." [15:41] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Just you wait, you'll know soon enough when you see them. [15:42] * Thidran nods. "Yeah...well, if they end up tryin' to shoot me, I think they may live to regret it. Beyond that, I'll give 'em the same respect I'll give anyone else. We're all just tryin' to survive here after all." [15:43] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Now that's something I agree with. I guess it's all survival after all. [15:44] * Thidran finishes off his banana, then stretches lazily. "Would you happen to have anything to trade?" He asks after some consideration. [15:45] <&Hebizuka> *It tasted average.* [15:46] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Trade?... Well. I have this gun, two mags and that phone, I guess... Not much else. Whaddya have to offer? [15:47] * Thidran starts pulling out his various bits and bobbles he's recently gathered up. "Well, I have a buncha bits of metal, a couple of dirty guns, some food, some meds, and so on." [15:47] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Hmm... Oh, hey. Is that a Mark 23? [15:48] * Thidran scratches his head. "Whatsa Mark 23?" He asks confusedly. [15:48] <~SU_Tempest> *She points to the handgun.ยต [15:48] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] This, this is a Mark 23. It says so right there on the slide. Where'd you find that? [15:49] * Thidran points towards the exit he came from. "Found it while heading your way." [15:50] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Hmm... It's pretty beat up but it has that super rare dual module! Lucky find, right there... Can I examine it? [15:51] * Thidran shrugs his shoulders, and checks to make sure the gun isn't loaded first, then carefully hands off to Maeko. "Feel free. I'm not using it." [15:53] <~SU_Tempest> *She pulls on the slide.* [15:53] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Oh, it's empty. [15:54] * Thidran mentally notes that. "Yeah, I've found a bunch of random ammunition, but I don't know which would fit in that magazine anyways." [15:54] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Boo. Oh well... I'd have traded it for my gun, but no ammo? ... Eh, fuck it. My gun and both my mags for this pistol, whaddya say? It's too nice to pass up. [15:55] <~SU_Tempest> *Examine Maeka's weapon?* [15:55] * Thidran tilts his head, and takes a close look at Maeka's weapon. [15:55] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - Sterling Mark 7 submachine gun | 9x19mm Parabellum - Semi/Full | No accessory | Sterling 15-round mag, no +1 | Weight: 5 - [15/15, 15x FMJ] - Cond: Excellent / Clns: Clean [15:56] * Thidran thinks on it. "Seems fair enough to me. I already have a pistol anyways, and it's serving me well." [15:58] <&Hebizuka> *You've traded away your Mark 23. You have obtained the following items: [15:58] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - Sterling Mark 7 submachine gun | 9x19mm Parabellum - Semi/Full | No accessory | Sterling 15-round mag, no +1 | Weight: 5 - [15/15, 15x FMJ] - Cond: Excellent / Clns: Clean [15:58] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: Sterling 15-round magazine. Size tier: Small ; Weight: 0.5+0.15 (0.65) - [15/15, 15x FMJ] [15:58] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: Sterling 15-round magazine. Size tier: Small ; Weight: 0.5+0.15 (0.65) - [15/15, 15x FMJ] [15:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Oh man, my friends won't believe I found this little gem. Thanks a bunch! [16:00] * Thidran smiles, and nods. "No problem! At least I'll have a nice backup for when the pistol's not enough. Appreciate the trade." [16:00] <&Hebizuka> *Spare away everything?* [16:01] * Thidran puts the magazines in the pouches, and packs the remainder back into his backpack. [16:03] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] I'm pretty sure you'll love my little Sterling as well! The gun shop dude told me that it practically never needs any cleaning. [16:03] <Thidran> Handy! For a lazybutt like me, that's a godsend. [16:04] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main inv) 28.19/55 // (Pack/mags) 5/12 mags [16:04] <~SU_Tempest> *The fox youkai grins at you, then stands up, ready to leave.* [16:04] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Well, it certainly was a refreshing experience to talk to a not-hostile human. But I got to go, so see ya later. Enjoy your new toy! [16:04] * Thidran stands up as well, then bows to Maeka. "May we meet again, preferably under better circumstances!" [16:07] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Maybe, man. See you. [16:07] <~SU_Tempest> *She waves, then leaves through the door you came from.* [16:08] * Thidran smiles a bit at that. "Well, at least if I'm in trouble, I have a useful backup." With that, he gets up, and heads for the three doors. [16:09] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [16:09] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 591 - Front door: 2094 - Right door: 2642 - Roomstyle: 165 - Enemy strength: 3 /6 [16:09] * Thidran muses on it for a bit, before taking the front door, his pistol leading the way. [16:12] <&Hebizuka> *You go down a few stairs, and reach a library. Someone abandoned an object on one of the tables, and you see no librarian around...* [16:20] * Thidran looks around, and makes sure there's noone else about, before heading towards the table containing an object. [16:21] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: AK-47 family; AK-47 30-round magazine. Size tier: Large ; Weight: 1.2+0.24 (1.44) - [12/30, 12x FMJ] [16:22] * Thidran picks it up, and tries to stuff it into his ammo magazine pouches. After a bit of effort, he realizes it's too big, and puts it in his bag. [16:23] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main inv) 29.63/55 [16:25] * Thidran takes another quick look around the library, and opts to head to the exits once more. [16:25] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [16:25] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 6169 - Front door: 6553 - Right door: 3542 - Roomstyle: 433 - Enemy strength: 6 /6 [16:25] * Thidran thinks on it a moment, before taking the door on the right, pistol at the ready. [16:27] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. You spot some sort of armor on the floor!* [16:28] * Thidran looks around at yet another featureless room, and shakes his head. "Weird. At least the messhall had a nice seat." He heads for the armor to take a closer look at it. [16:28] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Body addon - Light Dyneema vest (Upper body) - AC Kevlar-2 - Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-PROOF, Piercing-PROOF - Weight: 9 - [Cond: Damaged] [16:31] * Thidran thinks on it, before putting the vest into his backpack for later. [16:33] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main inv) 34.63/55 [16:33] * Thidran then heads for the exits, a bit nervous at all the random stuff he's been getting... [16:33] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [16:33] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 1910 - Front door: 5264 - Right door: 5718 - Roomstyle: 547 - Enemy strength: 1 /6 [16:33] * Thidran takes the door to the right. [16:36] <&Hebizuka> *A corridor, which has five doors (!mrooms5). A creature is lurking about in here. It appears to be a crocodile of all things.* [16:38] * Thidran just stares at it as if he's lost his mind. "what." It takes him a few seconds to process things, but once he does..."Welp." He promptly heads for cover, to see if he can pull a repeat of before... [16:38] <Thidran> @cover [16:38] <MazeBot> A wooden crate with metal covers. (Health: 39, LDV modifier: -2. AC Eqv: Kevlar-2. Pass-through threshold: 8+ dmg. Pain modifier: x0.75) [16:38] <&Hebizuka> *Roll a 2d6 to attempt taking cover.* [16:40] <Thidran> @roll 2d6 [16:40] <MazeBot> Thidran: 7 [16:40] <&Hebizuka> *You succeed. You maintained stealth.* [16:40] * Thidran frowns as he thinks on how the hell he's going to deal with this croc. "Fuckit." He unloads five shots at once at what he presumes is the bastard's head in quick succession. [16:41] <&Hebizuka> *The crocodile is unaware of you. You may roll!* [16:41] <Thidran> @roll 5#2d6 [16:41] <MazeBot> Thidran: 6;12;11;4;12 [16:42] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-5: Miss, Critical hit, Hit, Miss, Critical hit* [16:42] <&Hebizuka> *Two critical hits have been scored!* [16:44] <&Hebizuka> *You managed to give the crocodile such a serious concussion, but to your utter amazement, the bullets visibly FLATTEN on his cranium, instead of piercing through. That thing is tough, but not tough enough to stay conscious.* [16:44] <&Hebizuka> *End of fight - enemy is no longer capable of fighting (1 turn)* [16:45] <&Hebizuka> *The crocodile seems to try and return to its senses, but it's frozen in place. And at your mercy, should you choose to finish it off.* [16:46] * Thidran just stares at the flattened bullets on the croc. "Welp. Can't have you continuing on. Shame there isn't a spot for you, but alas..." He pulls out his pocket knife, and proceeds to start cutting in, not stopping until the crocodile's done. [16:46] <&Hebizuka> *No need to roll since your opponent is helpless. Stab the crocodile once? If so, which body part?* [16:48] * Thidran starts stabbing the head. "Tough fucker..." [16:48] <&Hebizuka> Thidran [Pocket knife] Crocodile /H\ [16:51] * Thidran pants after doing it a half dozen times, then reluctantly stands up. "Well, if that doesn't do it, I dunno what will." He says roughly, before wiping his blade upon the now dead croc, and putting it up once more. He empties one of the magazines to add to the current one in his pistol, then heads for the exits... [16:53] <&Hebizuka> *Empty which magazine? [3/11] or [5/11] ?* [16:54] <Thidran> *The 3/11 to add to the 5/11.* [16:55] <&Hebizuka> *Note that I mentioned both of the mags that are -not- in your gun; your gun is at 6+1/11 right now* [16:56] <Thidran> *The 5/11 one then.* [16:57] <&Hebizuka> [Reload] S&W 4006: +5x HP [11+1/11, 12x HP] [16:58] <&Hebizuka> *Your two spare mags are now at: [3/11] and [0/11] respectively.* [16:58] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [16:58] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 4313 - Front door: 2939 - Right door: 6389 - Roomstyle: 477 - Enemy strength: 4 /6 [16:58] * Thidran thinks on it, before going through the left door. [17:01] <&Hebizuka> *Another regular, featureless room. There's a weapon on the floor...* [17:01] * Thidran shrugs. "Well, better than another giant lizard." He mutters, before looking around a bit longer. After his now customary scan, he heads towards the weapon. [17:05] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 4 - MkIIIA2 high-explosive grenade. May damage targets with explosive power. Weight: 1/item [17:06] * Thidran hums at that, before placing it onto him, ready to use for later. [17:07] <&Hebizuka> *Equipped!* [17:08] * Thidran nods in satisfaction, then continues his rhythm, heading for the doors, and taking the right. [17:08] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [17:08] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 813 - Front door: 2691 - Right door: 889 - Roomstyle: 304 - Enemy strength: 3 /6 [17:09] <&Hebizuka> *You barge into someone's bedroom again. You see a maid sweeping the floor here, as well as a TV (@whatsonTV), a radio (@radio), and an object on the desk...* [17:10] * Thidran nods a greeting at the maid, before being a bit distracted at all the noise... [17:10] <Thidran> @radio [17:10] <MazeBot> [House/Acid] Das Haus with DJ Hans Oberndorf - http://bit.ly/17avBWl [17:11] * Thidran eventually looks towards the tv after listening to the radio. [17:11] <Thidran> @whatsonTV [17:11] <MazeBot> [Porn] Maids Galore - They will do anything! [17:12] * Thidran looks from what's playing on the tv, to the maid, then back again. "I guess that's what you like?" He eventually asks after an awkward silence. [17:13] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] *Annoyed* No. That is what my EMPLOYER likes. [17:13] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] He explicitly requests me to leave this on all day, and that I call him "Master". I only put up with that because he pays me 350 a day. [17:14] * Thidran nods. "Fair enough. Good pay at least." He takes a closer look at the maid as she explains her situation. "Out of curiousity, have you been looking for anything? I might have some goods for sale." [17:14] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] *Contempt* "Master". How fucking cheesy. He thinks some crappy porn is going to turn me on. Blargh. [17:15] * Thidran snickers in agreement as she continues. "Fair enough. That was a shock to me as well to be honest. I thought it was your bag initially!" [17:17] <&Hebizuka> *The maid is a young adult, albino-skinned x-female. She is short, athletic, has waist-length platinum blonde hair, a pair of blue eyes, wears a metallic collar with dogtags, has a tattoo depicting some sort of tribal symbol on the right arm, and unsurprisingly, a large pair of breasts.* [17:17] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] My bag, if you ask me, is getting enough cash so that I don't have to work for this fat fuck anymore. [17:18] * Thidran chuckles at that. "And what would you do once you didn't have to work for 'em, out of curiousity?" [17:18] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Live on my own, buy a dog, maybe a rifle. Or maybe I'll sit on my stacks of cash to be an employer myself. Tired of being a servant. [17:18] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] I dunno. I'm just piling up the money right now. [17:19] * Thidran thinks on it. "Well, I do happen to have a spare submachine gun for sale, if that would help you." [17:19] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] I'm not really allowed to carry cash on the job though... I'd have been interested otherwise. [17:20] <Thidran> Nothing to trade either? [17:20] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] What, you want my broom? Hello, I'm a maid on the job. I don't carry anything that isn't related to serving my employer. [17:21] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Just between us? The fat fuck pisses me off. He has two more maids and I KNOW for a fact that he bangs them. [17:21] * Thidran shrugs his shoulders, and grins sheepishly. "Sorry, sorry. I'm not from around here." [17:21] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Just because they're "normal" females, and I'm not. Urgh. [17:21] * Thidran scratches his head. "Normal females?" [17:22] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Okay, here's the uncensored version. I have a dick, and my colleagues don't. [17:22] * Thidran thinks on it for a moment, then nods. "Aaaah. Fair enough." He blushes a bit at that. "Nothing wrong with that. Hey! Look at it this way, at least you don't have to worry about him pawing at you!" [17:22] <~SU_Tempest> *She huffs and sits down on the bed.* [17:23] * Thidran leans against a wall, and watches her. "What, didja want him to paw at you?" [17:23] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Oh no, that doesn't stop him one bit, he touches anyway... well, he TRIES to. He just does that to make ME feel bad because I'm not as easy as the other two cunts. [17:23] <Thidran> Aaaaah. What a prick. [17:23] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Like hell. Hey, you wouldn't happen to have a cig? [17:24] * Thidran looks in his backpack, and rummages around. "Sadly, no. I've just found a bunch of other random bits." [17:24] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Eh, tis fine. I got only one vice; I frickin love smoking. [17:24] <Thidran> Like this backpack for instance. Who leaves their backpacks behind like that? [17:24] <Thidran> We all have our vices. [17:25] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Woah, it's a pretty nice pack, too. You found it like that, in a corner and stuff? [17:25] <Thidran> Yeah. [17:25] <Thidran> All kinds of stuff out there if you go looking. [17:25] <Thidran> Same way I found almost everything else in the damn thing. [17:25] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Lucky you, man. [17:25] <Thidran> Ummm..... [17:26] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] This sector's pretty clean. We don't find a lot of trash. Consequently, not much abandoned stuff either. [17:26] * Thidran thinks on it, before shaking his head. "Sort of. Right after, there was a big lizard that I had to put a few bullets into just a bit ago. [17:26] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] A big lizard? Like, what? A dragon? [17:26] <Thidran> No...it had a long tail, but was flat to the ground, kind of awkwardly waddled too. [17:27] <Thidran> But it was in a hallway, and completely in the way. [17:27] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Ohhh, yeah. You met a crocodile. Tough bastards too. [17:27] <Thidran> Couldn't just leave that for others. [17:27] <Thidran> Took two shots to the head...ugh. [17:27] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Tell you what. Soldiers should be doing their jobs more often! [17:27] * Thidran nods. "Heard about them earlier...what're they like?" [17:27] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] We wouldn't have these monsters waddle around in residential sectors if they frickin did their job instead a' shootin at them youkai. [17:28] <Thidran> Most likely, yeah. Why ARE they shooting at 'em anyways? [17:29] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Why? Pfft. Fuck if I know. Cuz they don't like anything that doesn't smell remotely like a human? Or something. They'll shoot at anything they're ordered to. [17:31] * Thidran scowls at that. "Hate those types." He shrugs, then takes a look at the desk. "I'm more tolerant of folk m'self. Guess it's a good thing that they aren't active here overall in that case, since there was youkai here as well." [17:31] <&Hebizuka> [Meds] Syringe - Unidentified - Weight: 0.1 [17:32] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Where you from? [17:32] <Thidran> Not from around here, that's for sure. Where I come from, there are no youkai. [17:32] <Thidran> If they ever lived, they're all dead by now where I'm at. [17:33] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Oh, cool! Yer an otherworlder or whatever is the word? [17:33] * Thidran nods. "Ayuh. I am." [17:34] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Ah yeah that explains why you feel like a newbie. No offense. You'll get used to this place, it gets pretty crazy sometimes. [17:35] <Thidran> None taken. Been called that about three times already. Beats folk trying to kill me. [17:35] * Thidran stretches. "So, what's your name? I'm Thidran." [17:35] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] You're gonna laugh, but I have a stupidly plain name. [17:36] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] I'm Jill Smith. Your name's a lot cooler. [17:36] <Thidran> That's okay. I don't mind. Nice to meet you Jill! [17:36] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Ditto, man. [17:37] * Thidran walks over to the desk, and picks up the syringe. "Lemme guess, your employer's a druggie too?" [17:38] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] That? Oh, no. It's painkillers I think. [17:38] * Thidran chuckles at that. "Think he'd miss it?" [17:38] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] *Shrug* I don't care if he does, but I'd catch shit if he notices. [17:40] * Thidran thinks on it, before pulling out a silver collar he found earlier. "Tell you what then, even if you catch shit over it, at least you got something out of it eh?" He smiles at Jill, before offering it to her. [17:40] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] *Blinks, speechless for ten long seconds.* Uh... Are you offering me something? [17:40] * Thidran nods. "Why wouldn't I?" [17:41] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Damn. No-one's ever gifted me anything before. [17:41] * Thidran heads over to Jill then, and places the collar in her hands. "In that case, let me be the first." [17:42] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] Sheesh. What's happening? Am I dreamin'? Go ahead, I'll pretend I couldn't stop a thief if "master" asks me anything. [17:43] * Thidran laughs softly at that. "Or you could enjoy it anyways. While it's of minor use to me, this syringe would be handier. I'm a function over form kinda guy m'self." [17:44] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] No probs, take it if you want it. And quietly hoping my employer will keel over and kick the bucket one day. [17:45] * Thidran smiles at the Maid, and pockets the syringe then. "A fair exchange then to the lovely lass!" He awkwardly bows, then giggles a bit. "Well, hopefully we'll meet again, preferably after you finally saying screw it and leaving this asshole of a boss." [17:46] <~SU_Tempest> [Maid] I hope, man. See you around. [17:47] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main inv) 34.73/55 [17:47] * Thidran waves. "Safe travels, Jill." He then turns towards the exits once more. [17:47] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [17:47] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 258 - Front door: 7214 - Right door: 7025 - Roomstyle: 182 - Enemy strength: 6 /6 [17:48] * Thidran thinks on it, before shrugging, and pulling out his pistol. He then heads for the left door and walks through. [17:49] <&Hebizuka> *A grassy, but otherwise featureless room. Only one door ahead (!mrooms1). You see here a bottle abandoned on the ground...* [17:49] * Thidran looks carefully around, before heading towards the bottle. [17:49] <&Hebizuka> *There is nothing out of the ordinary here.* [17:50] <&Hebizuka> [Food] Beverage - Bottle of sake. 3d6 - Inebriation +3d6/portion [17:51] * Thidran frowns. "Damn...no water availible?" He shakes his head in disgust, before picking it up anyways. [17:51] * Thidran then walks towards the only availible door, and heads in... [17:51] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main inv) 35.73/55 [17:51] <Thidran> !mrooms1 [17:51] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Unique door: 1261 - Roomstyle: 373 - Enemy strength: 5 /6 [17:53] <&Hebizuka> *A small, circular, doorless room, in the center of which is a strange contraption which advertises itself as a teleporting keypad. The machine's screen asks you for a room number, then to press the big "TELEPORT!" button.* [17:54] * Thidran looks at the teleporter strangely. "The hell? Why would this even be here? Oh, since i'm effectively teleporting anyways, I got a number I can put in." He thinks for a moment, then awkwardly depresses 1337, before hitting the big button. [17:55] <&Hebizuka> *The machine appears to malfunction when it whirs to power up...* [17:56] <&Hebizuka> *At the last minute, the number you entered becomes "1397" before teleporting you.* [17:56] * Thidran curses. "Bullshit!" [17:57] <&Hebizuka> *You are teleported to... [17:58] <&Hebizuka> *...a regular, featureless room. Before you stands a mighty, strange-looking figure, which has the appearance of a tengu but most certainly isn't just any tengu...* [17:59] <&Hebizuka> *The unique tengu most notably carries a shotgun and a large revolver...* [18:00] * Thidran tilts his head as he spies the strange creature. "What the...?" he murmurs to himself, recognizing just how bad his situation is seconds after he teleported. He thinks on it, then decides to go for broke and calls out to the tengu. "Ho there! Happen to know where this place is?" He says, even as sweat forms on his brow. [18:00] <~SU_Tempest> *The tengu turns around. The first thing that you notice is a wrinkled, battle-scarred face, marked by both time and fighting.* [18:01] <~SU_Tempest> [Tengu] The Mazes, dear human. You are in the Mazes, that is for sure. And who might you be? [18:01] * Thidran bows to the Tengu. "I'm just an otherworlder. My name is Thidran, and I just got teleported here." [18:02] <~SU_Tempest> *You notice he wears a tattered trench-coat tailored for him, so that it doesn't get in the way of his wings. He wears a mask, but not the stereotypical, long-nose tengu mask; a black, featureless mask which only reveal his eyes. And, surprisingly enough, a cowboy hat, about as tattered as the trench-coat.* [18:03] <~SU_Tempest> [Tengu] My name is Akinori, but perhaps I am better known as the "Rogue", or so the stories call me. But you wouldn't know that, I suppose. Let me ask you a question on my own. Are you awrare of this world's injustices? [18:04] * Thidran thinks on it. "I've heard a little bit. Apparently the youkai are trying to get the same rights as regular humans, and it's not going over so well?" He responds. "I think that's what this one gal told me. I think her name was Maeka." [18:05] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] That's more or less correct. I have been personally witnessing this for far longer than anyone else. I am well over 2000 years old, now. [18:06] * Thidran nods carefully at that. "You have any better idea than me as to why that's the case though?" [18:07] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] Long ago, the Gods in person have protected me, and have refused me to die. Why, I am sure you can find out on your own. Many people have already decided to write my story and put it in every library of this world. My only concern is that people think I'm just a legend and that it's just a story. [18:07] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] To tell you the truth, it is better like that. People do not expect me. They shouldn't. [18:09] * Thidran slowly goes to his backpack, and pulls out his stack of paper, and a pencil to write a quick note. "I guess. It didn't quite answer my question though..." [18:10] <Thidran> Does it have something to do with these "wicked youkai"? [18:10] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] I've seen this world grow dominated by humans. I've seen their hatred for our kind grow, their power increase, the treatment reserved to us, worsen. Now, the military is trained to hunt youkai down. What could I possibly tell you, other than my personal, jaded opinion? Is it any surprise that those of my kind are now grouping themselves as a militia? [18:10] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] Wicked youkai are just creatures who are too feral to understand their situation. [18:10] * Thidran purses his lips, and nods. "Alright." [18:11] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] And you, Thidran. Or should I say, Contestant. [18:11] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] What do you want to fight for? [18:11] * Thidran writes a bit further on that, before continuing. "It isn't, even if it is sad. Reminds me of the middle east. No winners there, only losers." [18:12] * Thidran thinks on that, as he continues to write. "I'm not sure to be honest. I haven't even met any of these soldiers yet, but I have met at least two youkai who are not immediately trying to kill me. In the end, we're all just trying to survive here, so why waste energy killing each other?" [18:13] <Thidran> That's what I don't understand. [18:13] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] In an ideal world, I would have agreed with you. Why indeed? Why waste the effort, the bullets, the energy? Unfortunately, the effort is justified. The military, and especially their leader, they won't stop until we're all dead, or we submit to them. [18:14] <Thidran> Considering how you don't have equal treatment though, why would you submit? [18:14] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] It has already spiraled out of control. The humans saw themselves as the superior species, so they treated us as inferior. We refused to see ourselves as inferior to anyone, so we fought back. This, leads to that. Words led to fighting. Fighting led to war. [18:14] <Thidran> And nobody wins. [18:14] * Thidran lets out a sad sigh. [18:15] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] No-one wins if this situation continues. The humans certainly have nothing to gain but the eradication of an entire genre. [18:15] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] But this is not something Colonel Wight understands. He never will understand. [18:15] <Thidran> Makes you wonder what his game is in the end. [18:16] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] I wonder if I should even call him human. He has willingly tore apart every last strand of his own humanity, both physically and mentally, to devote himself entirely to be the perfect military leader, a sort of half-man, half-machine abomination that deserves, but cannot get death. [18:16] <Thidran> ...What? [18:16] * Thidran scowls at the description of the man. [18:17] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] You don't know about the Colonel? He is... How do you say, these days... Augmented? [18:17] <Thidran> No, I do not. He does not sound like the sort of man I'd get along with either. [18:17] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] *sigh* It is hard to believe that this wrong, twisted perception of "augmentation" actually improves anything at all. You throw away what nature has given you, for a man-made contraption that turns you dependent to your own power. [18:18] * Thidran stares open mouthed. "Exactly! It's why, even whenever I had the opportunities back home, I didn't bother cheating my way ahead...even if it did cost me..." He lets out another sigh. "Just the way it goes..." [18:19] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] We youkai already think it is difficult to live and coexist, knowing that we have special abilities, and a lifespan that is far longer than any of you humans. It is a bane. Some of us have wings, others are born muscle-bound, some know elemental magic, and there are even some of us who are born mind readers. I all but understand the fear that you have for us. [18:20] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] Fear. I understand fear all too well. But contact, communication is what prevents fear from turning into hatred. Wight is not a being who communicates. He orders, he wills it true, and it happens on his command. [18:20] * Thidran rubs his head. "Must've taken that sort of person to cause the same thing back home. If it's any consolation, even though there are no youkai, the situation isn't any better." [18:20] <Thidran> Instead, it's just humans mindlessly killing each other instead. [18:22] * Thidran slowly walks to a wall, and leans heavily against it. "Not sure if you need anything of mine, but if you want to trade, I do have some food, some medical supplies, some mushrooms that I'm not sure of, and a spare gun." [18:22] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] Then you know how I feel, as a youkai, when I look at what your species can do at its worst. I am irremediably jaded, I have always hated humans. But I like you, because you have not been brainwashed by military propaganda, and you were not born here. You are a fresh look. Unfortunately, perhaps you are still too fresh, so to speak. [18:23] * Thidran shrugs his shoulders. "I just don't judge folk needlessly, unless they're silly enough to try killing me. So I perfectly understand why you as a group are defending yourselves." [18:23] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] I doubt you want anything I have. My weapons are the very last things I have unquestionable trust into. I value them more than my own life, because I feel that without them, my life would've ended sooner, and without them, I can't carry out my duty. Someone has to destroy the corrupt. [18:24] <~SU_Tempest> *It dawns to you that the Rogue's revolver is customized.* [18:25] * Thidran shrugs his shoulders. "Well, I've mostly been gathering up whatever supplies I can. That girl I talked to earlier apparently was happy about trading a mark 23 for this submachine gun I got. She even threw in a couple magazines." [18:25] * Thidran thinks on it, then clarifies. "Me having the mark 23." [18:26] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] So you have helped one of us, out of your own volition... [18:26] <Thidran> Why not? [18:26] <Thidran> You're just trying to survive, same as me. [18:28] <~SU_Tempest> *The tengu smiles wordlessly. He then seems to disappear in the blink of an eye...* [18:28] <~SU_Tempest> *...Only to reappear behind you.* [18:29] * Thidran tilts his head as he watches the tengu disappear, then slowly turns around. "Wow, you're fast!" [18:29] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] I do not go after just those who mistreat youkai, you know? I despise all criminal, amoral, unethical scum. [18:30] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] All of the unfair, the tyrants, the opponents, the punks, the scumbags of this world deserve to be punished, and when death is what they deserve, death is what they get. I have worked tirelessly, all my life, to make sure of it. [18:30] * Thidran nods carefully. "Seems like a good plan, especially if you've managed to do it for over a milennia." [18:32] <Thidran> Just makes me sad that it's pretty much the tyrants that end up getting ahead as time goes on... [18:37] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] I will be watching you, Thidran. [18:37] <~SU_Tempest> [Akinori] You are still a wildcard to me... But I sincerely hope you will make the right choices. [18:38] <~SU_Tempest> *And as suddenly as he moved out of your sight, he disappears from the room entirely.* [18:38] <~SU_Tempest> *You have the feeling of being watched.* [19:00] * Thidran shrugs his shoulders [19:01] <Thidran> Welp, guess I'll see what ends up happening down the line. [19:01] * Thidran nods to himself, before reluctantly heading for the exits. He stops to write a bit more in his notes. "Look up Akinori...or this guy called Rogue. Definitely." [19:02] * Thidran reaches the doors, and muses. [19:02] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [19:02] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 5679 - Front door: 4365 - Right door: 3845 - Roomstyle: 36 - Enemy strength: 4 /6 [19:02] <Thidran> Well, that did go better than expected at least. [19:03] * Thidran nods to himself, before reluctantly bringing up his pistol, and going through the front door. [19:11] <&Hebizuka> *Next special room at the 48th.* [19:13] <&Hebizuka> *You barge inside a classroom, but there's neither teacher nor students around here. There's an abandoned rifle on the teacher's desk...* [19:14] * Thidran carefully looks around, feeling like someone's watching him from behind no matter where he looks. "Unnh...still feel weird though." He walks over to the desk, and examines the rifle. [19:15] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Gustloff Volkssturmgewehr rifle | 7.92x33mm Kurz - Semi-auto | No accessory | StG-44 30-round mag, +1 | Weight: 22 - [24+1/30, 25x FMJ] - Cond: Excellent / Clns: Dirty [19:16] * Thidran tilts his head. "Might as well bring it with me..." He thinks on it, before slinging the rifle onto his back, ready to use if the occasion warrants it. "Lil' heavy, but workable."(Yes, I'm equipping it.) [19:18] <&Hebizuka> *Equipped! It's a bit dirty, but in excellent condition.* [19:20] * Thidran writes a few more notes, despite that strange sensation that he's feeling. "Still feel like I'm being watched. Wonder if it's him or merely me being paranoid? Either way, if what he told me is true, then I have a feeling that I'm going to be in conflict with soldiers soon..." [19:20] <&Hebizuka> Checkout [19:20] <&Hebizuka> 36 rooms (+20), 6 kills (+2), 0 SEs, 1 mission, 0 Amulets, 200 P$, 0 Runs [19:21] <&Hebizuka> Score: 60 pts (+24) [19:21] <&Hebizuka> Position: 9E (ex-aequo with Gaeddal McYuulmersen) [19:22] <&Hebizuka> =Today's stats= (Legend: Hits/Attempts) [19:22] <&Hebizuka> Shots fired 4/8 [19:22] <&Hebizuka> Melee hits 1/1 [19:22] <&Hebizuka> TOTAL 5/9 (56%) [19:22] <&Hebizuka> =All-time stats= [19:22] <&Hebizuka> Shots fired 9/18 (50%) [19:22] <&Hebizuka> Melee hits 10/16 (63%) [19:22] <&Hebizuka> TOTAL 19/34 (Accuracy 54%) [19:22] <&Hebizuka> =Achievement progress= [19:22] <&Hebizuka> Pistol +1 [19:23] <&Hebizuka> Piercing-edged +1 [19:23] <&Hebizuka> Headshot +2