Log:Session 73 (Meta, no ontology)

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[12:24] <&Hebizuka> *Welcome back to the Mazes, Tasia. You have visited 155 rooms, the next special room is at the 160th. You are in a mostly healthy state, though you're still feeling a little weirdly turned on. Your allies Regina and Akemi seem to be both okay, though Regina is saying she's hungry and they're both still recovering a bit from pains. !mrooms3 to continue.* [12:25] <Tasia> "Mmm, did you want to rest before we kept going? (roll for resting?) [12:25] <Tasia> I think that was what the plan was before. [12:25] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] I-I wouldn't mind slowing down a bit, yeah... [12:26] <&Hebizuka> *Roll a 1d2, success on a 2.* [12:26] <Tasia> @roll 1d2 [12:26] <MazeBot> Tasia: 1 [12:26] <&Hebizuka> *You're unable to fall asleep.* [12:26] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi has chosen not to rest either but Regi has no trouble.* [12:27] <Tasia> It was mainly for Regi's benefit, but okay. [12:27] <&Hebizuka> *Looks like you'll have to wait for her. Wait until she wakes up?* [12:27] <Tasia> Yep! [12:27] <&Hebizuka> *2d6 to wait. Regina is fast asleep.* [12:27] <Tasia> @roll 2d6 [12:27] <MazeBot> Tasia: 12 [12:28] <Tasia> I wait the fuck out of this. [12:28] <&Hebizuka> *Five turns pass. A weapon shop makes it inside the room, pushing the (not so little) cart of goods and wares inside.* [12:29] * Tasia goes over to check it out, leaving a pineapple for Regina for when she wakes up. [12:30] <&Hebizuka> *The pineapple is now next to the snoring Regi.* [12:30] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] Howdy! What's up with the sleeping beauty over there? [12:31] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 47.63/50 [12:31] <Tasia> "She's sleeping off a few hard hits, she's earned her beauty rest. Fought like a champ, against a hitman that jumped out of nowhere to kill us..." [12:32] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] Whoa, hitmen? Sounds like you guys are in trouble. May I help you with some hardware to kick their asses then? [12:32] <~SU_Tempest> *Akemi mutters something about how it wasn't -that- bad.* [12:32] <Tasia> "That sounds like a plan! We're pretty well equipped, but could always use more ammo." [12:33] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] Awesome. I just re-stocked, too, so my inventory is full, full, full! Just the time to pull my list. [12:33] * Tasia glances at Akemi. "You got hit with a spear too, don't tell me it wasn't that bad." [12:33] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] *shrug* I'll live. I'm not dead yet, right? [12:33] <Tasia> "Even if you are a magical youkai, it still worried me." [12:36] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] So, guys, whatcha looking for? Weapons? Ammo? Magazines? Accessories mayhaps? [12:37] <Tasia> "Well, what do you have? I think my equipment is pretty nice, but if you have anything better, I am not opposed to trading up." [12:38] <Tasia> "I think I could always use more 5.56mm ammo, for one thing." [12:38] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] Here is my list of weapons for sale, first. [12:38] <&Hebizuka> =Weapon shop - Weapons for sale= [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - Bersa Thunder 380 Super pistol | .380 ACP - Semi-auto | No accessory | Bersa 380 15-round mag, +1 | Weight: 3 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - Beretta 84FS pistol | .380 ACP - Semi-auto | No accessory | Beretta 84 13-round mag, +1 | Weight: 3 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Springfield M1A rifle | 7.62x51mm NATO - Semi-auto | No accessory | M14 20-round magazine, +1 | Weight: 22 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - Ruger Redhawk revolver | .45 Colt - Semi-auto | No accessory | Cylinder, 6 rounds | Weight: 5 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - SIG Sauer P226 pistol | .357 SIG - Semi-auto | No accessory | P226 .357 12-round mag | Weight: 3 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - Smith & Wesson Model 620 revolver | .357 Magnum - Semi-auto | No accessory | Cylinder, 7 rounds | Weight: 5 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Long: Bo staff - Blunt. Weight: 22 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - Excel Arms Accelerator MP-5.7 pistol | 5.7x28mm - Semi-auto | No accessory | Accelerator 9-round mag, +1 | Weight: 3 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Armalite AR-10 battle rifle | 7.62x51mm NATO - Semi/Full | No accessory | AR-10 20-round mag, +1 | Weight: 22 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - IZHMASH Kalashnikov AK-74 assault rifle | 5.45x39mm - Semi/Full | No accessory | AK-74 30-round mag, +1 | Weight: 22 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 4 - MkIIIA2 high-explosive grenade. May damage targets with explosive power. Weight: 1/item [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Chiappa Triple Threat shotgun | 12 gauge - Semi-auto | No accessory | Capacity: 3 (Triple barrel) | Weight: 22 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 4 - M18 smoke grenade. FT+2, FT+1 on users for 3 turns. CRITFAIL reverses effects, FAIL nulls effect, CRITWIN stuns target 1 turn. Weight: 3/item [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 2 - CZ Skorpion vz. 61 submachine gun | .32 ACP - Semi/Full | No accessory | Skorpion .32 20-round mag, +1 | Weight: 3 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 4 - C4 charge. A charge of Composition C4. Requires a detonator to be set off. Weight: 1/item [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Short: Ngombe throwing knife - Sharp. Weight: 14 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Enfield L85A2 assault rifle | 5.56x45mm NATO - Semi/Full | No accessory | STANAG 30-round mag, +1 | Weight: 22 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 2 - FN Herstal P90 personal defense weapon | 5.7x28mm - Semi/Full | R.Sight(I), Rail | P90 50-round mag, +1 | Weight: 5 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 2 - H&K HK69A1 grenade launcher | 40mm NATO grenade - Single shot | No accessory | Capacity: 1 | Weight: 5 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - IZHMEKH Simonov SKS rifle | 7.62x39mm - Semi-auto | No accessory | Internal magazine, 10 rounds, no +1 | Weight: 22 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Parker-Hale M82 sniper rifle | 7.62x51mm NATO - Bolt-action | Scope[Sniper](S), Bipod(S) | Internal magazine, 4 rounds, no +1 | Weight: 22 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - Glock 20 pistol | 10mm Auto - Semi-auto | No accessory | Glock 20 15-round mag, +1 | Weight: 3 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - CZ SA vz. 58P assault rifle | 7.62x39mm - Semi/Full | No accessory | 58P 30-round mag, +1 | Weight: 14 [12:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - SIG Sauer SG550 Sniper sniper rifle | 5.56x45mm NATO - Semi-auto | Bipod(I), Scope[ZF6](S) | SG550 20-round mag, +1 | Weight: 22 [12:39] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeeper] See anything you like? [12:40] <Tasia> "Hmmm... does the L85 have rails? Also I'm really tempted by that sexy-looking P90, but my own submachine gun has a bit invested in it." [12:41] <&Hebizuka> *The L85 does not have any rails.* [12:41] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeeper] It doesn't, but I hear it's something a Customs engie can install for you. [12:42] <Tasia> "I suppose I'll pass on it then, since they might be able to do that with the rifle I have too." [12:42] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Ooh. He carries an AK. [12:42] <Tasia> "Do you want it?" [12:43] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] I can give you my mags first if you want, I think they fit on your rifle... I'll sell the M16 for it yeah. [12:43] <Tasia> "Ah, yes, I'd appreciate that. That'll help with my love of more ammunition." [12:44] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi empties all ammunition from her M16 plus magazines first...* [12:44] <Tasia> "Wanna see what addons they have for it, while you're at it?" [12:44] <&Hebizuka> *She then swaps the 30-rounder for the original 20-round mag that came with it, then offers the M16A1 for sale.* [12:45] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] I'll see accessories later. [12:46] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] I'll be buying back this M16A1 for 450 P$... As for the AK-74 here, only 1000! Note that I'm selling them unloaded so buy ammunition with it if you don't have any... [12:46] <Tasia> "I can help pay for them, if you don't have enough. I'd rather you have the best." [12:47] <Tasia> "I mean, after all, it's my butt that you're protecting as well as your own." [12:47] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] I might be short to pay for it... think I need to pay 550? I have 466 only... [12:47] * Tasia hands Akemi 400P$ [12:48] <&Hebizuka> *861 P$ remaining in pouch* [12:48] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Thanks Tasia, you're the best. Now let's see about mags and ammo... [12:48] <Tasia> "That should help with ammo and such... if there's good accessories I can help with those too, but make sure you get all the ammo available." [12:49] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] I could use two extra 30-round mags, and maybe five boxes of ammo? These boxes are kinda small after all. [12:49] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] Just the time to check in my inventory... [12:49] <Tasia> "Yeah, all the ammo you have for it." [12:51] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] I have six boxes for sale, which is a total of 120 rounds. Only 50 P$ per box! As for mags... Standard 30 round AK-74 mags? Lessee... I got three of those mags for sale, 100 P$ each. [12:52] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] So, if you're buying me 2 mags and 5 boxes it'll be 200 plus 125 - a mere 325 P$ to get yourself equipped! [12:53] <Tasia> "I'll cover anything that needs to be covered, moneywise. I still have 800 and change on me." [12:53] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] Counting down the M16 you sold me, it'll be a total of 875 P$. [12:53] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Ack... Tasiaaa... I'm short 9 coins... [12:53] * Tasia tosses her 9. [12:54] <&Hebizuka> *852 P$ remaining in pouch. [12:54] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi drops all the cash she has on the counter to pay for the purchases.* [12:54] <Tasia> "Have you got a reflex sight, muzzle brake, et cetera for this?" [12:54] <&Hebizuka> *Before proceeding with it, Akemi passes you the following items:* [12:55] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: STANAG 30-round magazine. Size tier: Medium ; Weight: 1+0.00 (1.00) - [0/30, << Empty] [12:55] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: STANAG 30-round magazine. Size tier: Medium ; Weight: 1+0.00 (1.00) - [0/30, << Empty] [12:55] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] 5.56x45mm NATO, FMJ, 172 rounds - Weight: 1.72 [12:55] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Here, my previous ammo. [12:57] * Tasia offers one magaine for sale and loads the other before putting it and the loose ammo in her backpack. [12:57] <Tasia> "I think six magazines are plenty, at least for one gun." [12:58] <&Hebizuka> *Placed one filled up mag and 142 rounds of 5.56 FMJ into backpack. Placed the other empty mag for sale.* [12:59] <&Hebizuka> *Now carrying a total of 278 rounds of 5.56x45mm NATO FMJ* [12:59] <&Hebizuka> *Proceeding with Akemi's sales, please wait...* [13:01] <&Hebizuka> *She loads up her weapon and the spare mags...* [13:02] <&Hebizuka> *...then racks the AK's distinctive bolt, which makes that one, legendary "rak-klack" sound everyone knows.* [13:02] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Oh yes. NOW I feel awesome. [13:02] <Tasia> "You are awesome, so that's good that you feel that way!" [13:02] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Hee. [13:03] <&Hebizuka> *Your kitsune ally is beaming.* [13:03] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] Okay, miss. *Turns to you.* Whatcha buyin, whatcha sellin? And all that. [13:04] * Tasia proffers the empty STANAG magazine, "What do you have to spice up her AK?" [13:05] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] I'm buying that mag for 65. AK accessories? Well, lemme check what accessories I got for sale first. [13:05] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] Hmm. I might have stocked on less accessories than I thought... Well, I got a muzzle brake, if you're interested. [13:06] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Damn right I am... Hellooooo .22 recoil! [13:06] <Tasia> "We'll take it!" [13:07] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] A mere 175 P$! A bargain bin price for an awesome addition to your rifle. With it, your friend will be able to fire in full-auto all day every day and wonder where all the recoil went! [13:07] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] Anything else? [13:08] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] May I point out that we have a "2 weapons bought, 3rd free" policy, so if you're taking another weapon from me, I'll let you pick a third and deal you the cheapest one, free. [13:08] * Tasia prepares to hand over the dosh that the magazine sale doesn't cover. "I think that;s it for now - maybe if you're still here when our friend wakes up, she might see something she wants, but for us I guess that covers it." [13:09] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] Why I certainly do not mind waiting. I do have all day, like I said I just came out of the restocking warehouse. [13:09] <Tasia> "Oh wait!" [13:10] <Tasia> "How about the Mk.III grenade?" [13:10] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] These? I have six for sale. Interested to buy a bundle? Tell you what, since you're so sympathetic to me, if you buy one I'll offer you not one but TWO more, free! [13:11] <Tasia> "Sure thing, let's do this." [13:11] <&Hebizuka> BUY (Tasia) [13:11] <&Hebizuka> Muzzle brake, 5.45x39mm - 175 P$ [13:11] <&Hebizuka> MkIIIA2 grenade x3 - 100 P$ (2 free) [13:11] <&Hebizuka> SELL (Tasia) [13:11] <&Hebizuka> STANAG 30-rd mag - 65 P$ [13:11] <&Hebizuka> TOTAL due to shop: 210 P$ [13:11] <&Hebizuka> *Confirm?* [13:12] <Tasia> "I'll take the one plus two free - don't think we can carry much more than that conveniently." [13:12] <Tasia> Confirm! [13:12] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] 210 P$, please! [13:13] * Tasia counts it out and pays with a smile. [13:13] <~SU_Tempest> *The shopkeep beams wider even, and takes out your purchases. Here they are:* [13:14] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Muzzle brake, 5.45x39mm [13:14] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 4 - MkIIIA2 high-explosive grenade. May damage targets with explosive power. Weight: 1/item - [Quantity: 3] [13:15] * Tasia screws the muzzle brake onto Akemi's shiny neww gun, and hands her... however many grenades her belt will carry, sparing the rest. [13:15] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi takes the brake, and installs it immediately on her new rifle of kalashnikov.* [13:15] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Awesome. [13:15] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi has space for only two grenades.* [13:16] <Tasia> Ok, will spare the third. [13:17] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] Thanks a lot! You guys are the best clients I've had so far. [13:17] <&Hebizuka> *It looks like your bag is getting a little heavy (51.35/50). If you want to leave, you'll have to drop, sell, or pass to allies some stuff...* [13:17] <Tasia> "You're welcome, and here's hoping you gtet more good clients." [13:18] <Tasia> How much does a grenade weigh again? [13:18] <Tasia> 1? [13:18] <~SU_Tempest> *The MkIIIA2 grenades weigh 1 yes.* [13:19] <Tasia> And food items? [13:19] <&Hebizuka> *Vast majority of them are 1 unit unless listed otherwise.* [13:20] * Tasia hands the spare grenade to Akemi as well, and pops open her can of cola and drinks it. [13:20] <&Hebizuka> *She manages to find some space in her handbag to stick the grenade in.* [13:21] <&Hebizuka> *The cola drink is still somehow fresh. It's a soda - it's sugary, it's delicious, it makes you feel better.* [13:21] <&Hebizuka> *And a little stronger, too.* [13:22] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 49.35/50 [13:23] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] *snore...* [13:24] * Tasia waits for Regina to wake, stretching out on the floor with her pack as a pillow and counting her ammunition to pass the time. [13:24] <~SU_Tempest> *The shopkeep benevolently waits as well.* [13:24] <~SU_Tempest> *You may roll another 2d6 to wait.* [13:25] <Tasia> @roll 2d6 [13:25] <MazeBot> Tasia: 8 [13:25] <&Hebizuka> *Five more turns pass...* [13:26] <&Hebizuka> *A merc enters the room, just as Regina yawns and wakes up.* [13:27] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Yawn... Oh hey guys... Did I sleep too long?... [13:27] <Tasia> "Ahh, hey there!" Tasia stands up and greets him. [13:27] <Tasia> "Nah, you're fine. As long as you're feeling better." [13:28] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] I'm mostly hungry... Oh, hey, a pineapple. [13:28] <&Hebizuka> *Regi devours the fruit.* [13:28] <Tasia> "I figured it'd help you regain your strength. Still hungry?" [13:29] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Oh no, it's all good now! Thanks. [13:29] <Tasia> "Okay, just making sure. Ready to go?" [13:29] <~SU_Tempest> *The merc briefly looks at the scene, before turning to the shopkeep and quietly asking if he has .357 Magnum for sale. You notice he carries a pimped out shotgun and a revolver.* [13:30] <Tasia> "Or you can check out the gun shop if you want, too!" [13:30] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Huh... Lemme check my stuff first. [13:30] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] ...Nah, I'm good on gear. [13:31] <~SU_Tempest> [Shopkeep] Goodbye, you three! Have fun out there and don't get whacked! Heh, heh. With the gear you bought from me you should be good now! [13:31] <Tasia> "Thanks!" [13:31] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [13:31] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 973 - Front door: 6559 - Right door: 6477 - Roomstyle: 215 - Enemy strength: 1 /6 [13:32] <Tasia> Hmmmmmmmm Front door. [13:33] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. There is loose ammunition on the floor...* [13:34] * Tasia takes a peek at it! [13:34] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] .50 Action Express, Seg, 7 rounds - Weight: 0.35 [13:34] <Tasia> "Yes!" [13:35] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] More food for your huge pistol, heh. [13:36] <&Hebizuka> *Take?* [13:37] * Tasia takes the magazine out of her Desert Eagle, rtacking the slide to eject the chambered round. She also empties the half=filled magazine in her pack, loading it witht he segmented ammunition and snapping it into the pistol and chambering a round. She drops the 5 rounds of loose ammo into her pack. [13:37] <Tasia> "It's nice that I found this, since none of the stores ever sell any." [13:39] * Tasia puts the previous magazine into her ack as well. [13:41] <&Hebizuka> *Acquired: 8x .50 AE, FMJ from emptying the gun. Acquired 4x more .50 AE, FMJ from emptying the half-full mag. Loaded 7x .50 AE Seg in the gun, and 7x .50 AE FMJ in the now fully empty mag.* [13:42] <&Hebizuka> *You're now indeed left with a Deagle loaded with Seg, two mags full of FMJ (one in vest and one in pack), and 5 extra FMJ rounds in the pack.* [13:42] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 49.75/50 [13:42] <Tasia> Ok! [13:43] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [13:43] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 1067 - Front door: 4381 - Right door: 3634 - Roomstyle: 16 - Enemy strength: 1 /6 [13:43] <Tasia> Left door! [13:44] <&Hebizuka> *A grassy, but featureless room. Mushrooms have grown in the corners... And someone abandoned behind an object in the grass.* [13:46] * Tasia picks the mushrooms, first. [13:46] <&Hebizuka> [Mushroom] (Unknown) Red, Fruity smell - Unidentified - Weight: 0.01 - [Quantity: 11] [13:46] <&Hebizuka> [Mushroom] (Unknown) Brown, Odorless - Unidentified - Weight: 0.01 - [Quantity: 5] [13:46] <&Hebizuka> *Take all?* [13:46] <Tasia> Yep. [13:47] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 49.91/50 [13:47] * Tasia decides that the red ones smell tasty, and pops one in her mouth on experiment. Surely they aren't poisonous if they smell this good, right...? [13:48] <Tasia> "Here goes!" [13:48] <Tasia> "If I die, tell my wife... hello." [13:49] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] You have a wife? [13:49] <&Hebizuka> *Contrary to how it smells, the little mushroom has little to no taste, and you feel that even eating a hundred wouldn't sate you if you were hungry.* [13:49] <&Hebizuka> *However, nothing happens.* [13:49] <Tasia> "Nah, but it's a classic line and I wouldn't want to ruin it TOO much." [13:49] <Tasia> "Hm, these don't seem to do anything at all." [13:49] * Tasia tosses the rest of the red fruity ones away. [13:50] <&Hebizuka> *Dropped 10 unidentified mushrooms.* [13:50] * Tasia tries one of the brown ones. [13:51] <&Hebizuka> *These are actually pretty tasty, as far as a mushroom can be tasty. It's just a mushroom but you feel as though they'd have their place in a fancy dish.* [13:51] <&Hebizuka> *Nothing else seems to happen.* [13:51] <Tasia> "Mmm, not bad, not bad!" [13:51] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] A-are you sure it's s-safe? [13:52] * Tasia hands one to Regina and Akemi. "They'd be better on a steak." [13:52] <Tasia> "I feel fine so far." [13:52] <~SU_Tempest> *Regi takes one, and observes it thoroughly. Akemi shrugs and just swallows it.* [13:52] <~SU_Tempest> *Regi decides herself to eat it hesitantly.* [13:53] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Hey. These are awesome. Man, if I could ask one of those teachers maybe they'd tell us what it is. [13:53] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] It's... It tastes good, yeah. [13:53] * Tasia goes to check out the object in the grass. [13:53] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Short: Blunt knife - Blunt. Weight: 1 [13:54] <Tasia> "Huh, that's rather pointless." [13:54] * Tasia leaves it there. [13:54] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [13:54] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 5795 - Front door: 4008 - Right door: 3447 - Roomstyle: 288 - Enemy strength: 3 /6 [13:54] <Tasia> Front door. [13:57] <&Hebizuka> *You make it inside a kitchen. The room is also an active restaurant - a trattoria. The smell of Italian cuisine (not that any of you knows what "Italian" means) is floating in the air. As with all restaurants, a sign indicates they also have butchering lessons for sale.* [13:58] <Tasia> "Mmm, something smells nice!" [13:58] * Tasia approaches the counter. [13:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Welcome, welcome! Ah, it's nice to have visitors! How can I help you? [13:59] <Tasia> "I'm interested in your butchering classes, first off." [13:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Of course, of course. Are you a beginner? [14:00] <Tasia> "We've been running into quite a few monsters, and if we could turn them into useful meat, that'd be helpful." [14:00] <Tasia> "Absolutely." [14:00] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Very well. Beginner butchering courses are 250 P$ only! [14:00] <&Hebizuka> *Furious growling is heard in the background.* [14:01] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi's face turns red.* [14:01] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] ...Sorry... I guess I'm a little hungry. Ahaha... [14:01] <Tasia> "Here you go, then, let's see what I can learn.... might be a bit messy, but hey, as they say, meat is murder." [14:01] <Tasia> "Akemi, want to order something?" [14:01] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Well, if it's murder, then I should be a convict for making the best damn dishes ever! [14:02] * Tasia chuckles. [14:02] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Ah, y-yes, I'd love to order something but... I don't wanna puncture your wallet even more. [14:02] <Tasia> "As long as there's no people-meat in there." [14:02] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Oh no, we don't sell -human- meat. Or youkai meat for that matters. I don't exactly want my main clientele to shun me... [14:03] * Tasia waits a moment, and hands off her military rations bag - sans cigarettes - to Akemi. [14:04] * Tasia puts the cigarettes into her own inventory, then folloows the chef. [14:04] <&Hebizuka> *You tear open the rations bag, seizing the 4 cigarettes from it, and handing over the rest to your kitsune ally.* [14:04] <&Hebizuka> *You're now carrying 7 cigarettes.* [14:04] <Tasia> "Meh, I would have bought her something if I was flush with money, but this will be cutting it close as it is. Heh." [14:05] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Once I teach you how to cut up meat, you can come back and sell your spoils to me for loads of cash! [14:05] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi drops the lighter, then starts eating...* [14:05] * Tasia nods. "Or fry it up myself and burn it to inedible cinders, for that matter." [14:06] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Or that! The point is, you're learning somethin' useful. [14:06] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Anyhow, 250 P$ please, then we'll proceed! [14:06] * Tasia counts out 250 coins and hands them over. [14:07] <&Hebizuka> *392 P$ remaining.* [14:07] <&Hebizuka> *While Akemi sates herself with your rations, you are being taught the basics of cutting meat up...* [14:08] <Tasia> "And now, murder is meat. The circle of life completes itself." [14:09] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi unashamedly belches out after finishing the rations.* [14:09] <&Hebizuka> *Then excuses herself.* [14:10] <~SU_Tempest> *You've been taught Butchering skill, level 1! You can now cut your kills up into meat, to be eaten or sold. You need a butchering weapon to do so - your allies each carry one, but you do not.* [14:10] <Tasia> Hooray! [14:12] <Tasia> "Hmmm.Regina. Would you like to trade your knife for my Taser, so I can chop things up and you can zap them?" [14:12] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] O-oh um, sure! [14:13] <Tasia> "Not at the same time, obviously." [14:13] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] I'll take your taser ammo too... [14:13] * Tasia hands Regina her Taser and all cartridges for it. [14:13] <Tasia> "Have fun!" [14:13] <~SU_Tempest> [Chef] Amusing. A soldier girl with a less-lethal weapon! [14:14] <&Hebizuka> *Passed Taser X26c and 38 cartridges to Regina. She trades for this:* [14:14] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Short: Dagger - Sharp/Piercing - Butchering. Weight: 5 [14:14] * Tasia equips the knife- dagger - whatever it was in her C5 slot. [14:15] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 44.37/50 [14:15] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [14:15] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 2043 - Front door: 7188 - Right door: 6949 - Roomstyle: 416 - Enemy strength: 6 /6 [14:16] * Tasia goes Right, hasn't gone right yet. [14:19] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. There is only one door here... You spot a box of ammunition on the floor, which looks pretty large.* [14:19] * Tasia goes up and examines the box, hoping for something good. [14:19] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Box of 40mm caseless, GRD-100 smoke, 6 rounds - [6/6] - Weight: 6 [14:20] <&Hebizuka> *A pristine box of smoke grenade rounds. Now if only Akemi had a GP-25... [14:20] <Tasia> "Oh hey, here's some... ah! They're different from what we have." [14:20] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Yup, these won't go in my launcher... [14:20] * Tasia takes 5 of them anyway, since they'll fit. "Maybe we can sell them, anyway." [14:21] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Hope we find that shopkeep again, he was so nice. [14:21] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 49.37/50 [14:22] <Tasia> !mrooms1 [14:22] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Unique door: 310 - Roomstyle: 26 - Enemy strength: 2 /6 [14:22] * Tasia will go through the door, if her allies don't want to bother with the last grenade. [14:22] <Tasia> And if they do, I'll go anyway once they pick it up. [14:22] <&Hebizuka> *Neither indeed do.* [14:24] <&Hebizuka> *You make it inside a hiring bureau. As usual, cages on the left, desk and recruitment posters on the right. A large one announces something "coming soon", with more details in finer print. And as always, the hirer is present, working on their computer...* [14:24] <Tasia> "Good evening - afternoon- whatever the heck it is." [14:25] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Hello there. Can I help any of you? [14:25] <Tasia> "Might you have any missions in need of a skilled team that pay well?" [14:27] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Huh. Your names please? [14:28] <Tasia> "Tasia Vakilaainen, Regina de Silva, and Akemi Hirayama." [14:29] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] ...Lessee... You, you're not on my files... miss Hirayama neither. As for Regina she is registered as a Maze Soldier... Sergeant, to be accurate. 5th Company, 4th Platoon, 5th Squad leader. That right? [14:29] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Um.. Y-yes. That's right. [14:29] <Tasia> "United as one, honed to perfection, we are.... umm. We don't have a name for our group yet." [14:30] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Whatever your group's name is, I don't have anything for you, you're not registered contractors and we don't have spots for you. That said, I suggest you take a look at the "coming soon" poster behind me... [14:31] <Tasia> "Ohhh... alright then." Tasia takes a look. [14:31] <Tasia> "How could we register, by the way?" [14:32] <&Hebizuka> [Poster] COMING SOON in all hiring bureaus: Classifieds and personals - Not a registered contractor? Already have a job, but still need to make extra cash? Perhaps you're looking to buy and sell items, or even just want to meet new people? Soon, all hiring bureaus of the Mazes will be able to offer those services - free and for all! [14:33] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] You can't right now. It's a matter of offer and demand and right now there's no demand for more contractors. [14:35] <Tasia> "Well, that's unfortunate. You're really missing out on a top-quality team. Thanks anyway, though." [14:35] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Sorry I can't help you gals. If I can be of any other use... or looking for an addition to your team, just ask. [14:37] <Tasia> "We're a bit low on cash at the moment, but it's a decent offer. Maybe next time? I'm not sure how large of an army we could support," [14:37] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [14:37] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 2919 - Front door: 2554 - Right door: 3969 - Roomstyle: 500 - Enemy strength: 6 /6 [14:37] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] As you wish, ladies. Good luck. [14:38] <&Hebizuka> *Next special room at the 168th.* [14:38] * Tasia heads Right and nods at the hirer on her way out. "Thanks." [14:42] <&Hebizuka> *A TV room. As usual: a couch, a table, a widescreen television - which you can check (@whatsonTV). You also spot an accessory on the floor...* [14:45] * Tasia examines Accessory. [14:45] <Tasia> @whatsontv [14:45] <MazeBot> [Talk show] The Tonight Show with Colonel Wight [14:45] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] A-ah! [14:45] <~SU_Tempest> *She instinctively stands straight and salutes, before realizing it's just a TV show.* [14:46] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Laser sight: Laserlyte SCV4. Full battery life: 100 turns. - [Battery: 69 %] [14:46] <Tasia> "Hey, another one!" [14:46] <Tasia> "It doesn't fit anything that has an empty spot, does it?" [14:46] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Hey, Regina? Stop saluting the TV and tell us if you can equip this, cause I can't. [14:47] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Ah, um... N-no I'm afraid... If I had r-rails on my UMP o-or maybe my 1911 I would... [14:48] <Tasia> "Eh, let's take it anyway, it's sure to be worth money. Got room?" [14:49] <Tasia> "Let's see if we can find one of those engineering shops again, I'm hoping that they can add rails to our guns." [14:49] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Oh yeah! I do, I'll take it. [14:49] * Tasia hands it to her. [14:49] <&Hebizuka> *Regina realizes it's the second SCV4 laser sight she's taking.* [14:50] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Least I'm not running out of WL2 battery... heh... [14:50] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [14:50] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 355 - Front door: 399 - Right door: 3687 - Roomstyle: 290 - Enemy strength: 3 /6 [14:54] * Tasia heads through the front door. [14:55] <&Hebizuka> *You go down a flight of stairs, reaching a regular, featureless room. A fruit can be seen on the floor here...* [14:56] <Tasia> "Who calls dibs?" [14:57] <&Hebizuka> *Regina goes "Me, me, me!"* [14:57] * Tasia curtsies and gestures for her to proceed. [14:57] <&Hebizuka> *She immediately eats it.* [14:58] <Tasia> "Tasty?" [14:58] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [14:58] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 4311 - Front door: 6369 - Right door: 7248 - Roomstyle: 549 - Enemy strength: 5 /6 [14:58] <Tasia> Front door [14:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Yup. [14:58] <Tasia> (What kind of fruit was it, not that it matters?) [14:59] <&Hebizuka> *Regina ate a pear.* [15:01] <&Hebizuka> *You go -up- a few more stairs, this time... Still a regular featureless room, and more food on the floor; this time it's something canned.* [15:02] <Tasia> "Mmm!" Tasia inspects it. [15:03] <&Hebizuka> [Food] Canned goods - Ravioli with tomato and meat sauce, canned, 400g. 396kcal [15:03] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Yum. [15:03] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Man, who would drop something as nice? [15:04] <Tasia> "Want it? If not, I'll eat it." [15:04] <Tasia> "Unless Regina's still hungry." [15:04] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Oh after the rations I won't be hungry for a while. [15:04] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Can I take it?... To uh save it?... [15:05] <Tasia> "Be my guest." [15:05] <Tasia> "When this is all over, you can mount it on your wall as a trophy." [15:06] <&Hebizuka> *Regina took the can. It seems she still has a lot of space in her bag.* [15:06] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [15:06] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 5401 - Front door: 6600 - Right door: 2744 - Roomstyle: 23 - Enemy strength: 2 /6 [15:06] <Tasia> Front door again. I like round numbers. [15:07] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room yet again. Some money can be seen on the floor... * [15:08] <Tasia> "Hey, that's always good!" [15:08] * Tasia nabs it! [15:08] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Back in business. [15:08] <&Hebizuka> [Money] 141 P$ [15:09] * Tasia hands 50 P$ to each ally and pockets the rest. [15:09] <&Hebizuka> *Took 41 P$. Total carried: 433 P$. [15:09] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [15:09] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 3074 - Front door: 5153 - Right door: 6506 - Roomstyle: 248 - Enemy strength: 2 /6 [15:10] * Tasia heads Right, encouraged by the small but effort-free payoff. [15:11] <&Hebizuka> *An electrical room. You hear the buzzing of the power generator behind the walls. There is also a computer there ; probably the power control monitoring station. It's on, but idle, monitor displaying a screensaver. More food awaits on the desk near the keyboard.* [15:12] * Tasia taps the keyboard's spacebar. [15:12] <&Hebizuka> *The computer blinks back to life, but the first thing it asks is a login and password...* [15:13] * Tasia looks around for one of the ubiquitous post-it notes with a password. [15:13] <&Hebizuka> *There's none here, sadly.* [15:14] * Tasia sighs... and goes to check the food out, [15:15] <&Hebizuka> [Food] Fast-food - Box of fried potatoes. 375kcal [15:17] <Tasia> "Mmm. Too bad they're not hot. If there was a microwave in here - or a radar system - I could get them nice and toasty. But this looks like the wrong sort of equipment for that." [15:17] * Tasia eats them anyway. [15:17] <~SU_Tempest> *Salty and delicious, though cold.* [15:18] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [15:18] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 4190 - Front door: 2886 - Right door: 6496 - Roomstyle: 92 - Enemy strength: 6 /6 [15:18] * Tasia goes to the Front door yet again. It works well so far. [15:23] <&Hebizuka> *You make it in a messy bar - it looks like a bar fight (or a tornado) went through this place. Even then, the barkeep, shotgun-toting as usual, is there. No other patron in sight, though...ยต [15:23] <Tasia> "Whoah, what happened to this place?" [15:24] <~SU_Tempest> [Barkeep] Bar fight between two oni. [15:25] <Tasia> "Sounds nasty. Looks nasty." [15:26] <~SU_Tempest> [Barkeep] I survived. And they took it outside. But the damn stooges started throwing the furniture around as if it was haystacks and sticks. Oh well... Least my bar is still functional. The radio is busted though. What will you gals have? [15:26] <Tasia> "Umm. Do you have any cheapish drinks that won't break my wallet? I'm chronically low on cash, but it's been a while since I've had one." [15:26] <Tasia> "Might as well put you back in business." [15:27] <~SU_Tempest> [Barkeep] Depends how broke you are, but all my drinks should be cheap. [15:27] <Tasia> "Mmm... I've got a couple hundred that I could spare, I guess." [15:28] <~SU_Tempest> [Barkeep] Haha, you have more than enough, then. So, what'll it be? [15:28] <Tasia> "What've you got?" [15:29] <~SU_Tempest> [Barkeep] Wide selection of alcoholic drinks plus a few cocktails... If you don't want that I have some cold soft drinks, and some hot ones as well. [15:30] <Tasia> "I could go for something with a little kick... not aiming to get knocked off my feet, but a little can't hurt." [15:30] <Tasia> "After all, I still need to be able to shoot straight." She pats Whisper. [15:32] <~SU_Tempest> [Barkeep] And your friends? [15:33] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Na, I'm good. [15:33] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] I shouldn't d-drink on the job... O-oh wait. [15:34] <~SU_Tempest> [Barkeep] Okay then. I think I have just the thing for you... What do you say to a glass of mead? [15:34] <Tasia> "Mead? Haven't tried that before. That's... made with honey, right?" [15:35] <~SU_Tempest> [Barkeep] Yup. But don't drink too much - it gets heavy the more you drink it. Whaddya say to one shot, for the taste? 25 coins and it's yours. [15:36] <Tasia> "Sure thing!" [15:36] * Tasia hands over 25. [15:36] <&Hebizuka> *408 P$ remaining in pouch.* [15:36] <&Hebizuka> *The barkeep passes you a shot of mead.* [15:37] * Tasia sips it heartily. [15:38] <Tasia> "Hmm, interesting." [15:41] <&Hebizuka> *The one glass of mead you were given is extremely filling, but not too hard on you regarding inebriation. You have a mild buzz, but nothing that would make your aiming wobble.* [15:41] <Tasia> "That hit the spot just perfectly! Here's hoping I find my way back here again." [15:42] <Tasia> "You wouldn't, um, need us to take care of those onis, would you? [15:42] <Tasia> " [15:43] <~SU_Tempest> [Barkeep] Oh ,no. Better let oni settle their differences between themselves. [15:43] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] He's right... You don't wanna be caught between them fighting. [15:44] <Tasia> "Eh, I suppose you're right. I hope they paid for the damages, anyway." [15:44] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] If there's enough alcohol they always end up making up. [15:44] <~SU_Tempest> [Barkeep] I'd rather not bring it up. Just politely made them remark that if they keep breaking my stuff there will be no more alcohol for them. [15:44] * Tasia isn't sure quite how onis work, but she assumes they're big brutes that like to drink and wrestle and such, so that makes sense. [15:45] <Tasia> "Gotcha. I guess we'll be on our way now, since my friends aren't interested in drinks." [15:45] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [15:45] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 5259 - Front door: 5566 - Right door: 6669 - Roomstyle: 364 - Enemy strength: 5 /6 [15:45] * Tasia goes right. [15:50] <&Hebizuka> *An empty workshop. Used to be the workplace of an engineer, however a lot of the equipment - and the engie themselves - is missing. Something however, can be seen hanging in the corner... And you also spot a strange object on the now empty work desk. Additionally, there is only one door here (!mrooms1).* [15:50] * Tasia checks out the Something, first off! [15:51] <&Hebizuka> [Crafting] (Toolkit) Advanced Toolkit; allows for crafting items on Level 1 and 2 blueprints. [15:51] <~SU_Tempest> *You already carry an Advanced Toolkit.* [15:52] * Tasia hands it to Regina. "Have space for this?" [15:53] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] I d-don't know anything about crafting... [15:53] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] ...b-but I can carry this for you, yes! [15:54] <&Hebizuka> *She equips the toolkit.* [15:54] * Tasia nods, and looks at the strange object on the desk. [15:55] <&Hebizuka> [Meds/Key item] LifeVest wearable defibrillator (requires HITB battery). [15:56] <Tasia> "...Huh, interesting." [15:57] * Tasia doesn't see a battery, but decides to take it anyway in case a battery ever appears. [15:57] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Whoa... I remember seeing those when I was in training. Told us that they're specialized equipment that never made it into standard issue but that some units sometimes have them... [15:58] <&Hebizuka> *LifeVest equipped. Find a HITB battery and install it in order to activate it.* [15:59] <Tasia> "How does this work, exactly?" [16:00] <Tasia> "Or do you know?" [16:01] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] If I remember c-correctly.. It needs a really strange and powerful battery. Then when you suffer cardiac arrest, it shocks you back to life, restarts the heart and wakes you up even if you lost consciousness... But I hear it leaves you in a lot of pain and the directive is, when you wake up, to get the hell away... [16:01] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Y-yknow, in case your killer is still around... [16:01] <Tasia> "Hm! Well,maybe it'll save one of us someday." [16:02] <Tasia> !mrooms1 [16:02] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Unique door: 1819 - Roomstyle: 508 - Enemy strength: 5 /6 [16:02] * Tasia goes through. [16:05] <&Hebizuka> *You make it inside a shrine. This shrine looks very active, and you would even say lavish. A group of people is on their way out as you enter - a yousei, a kappa, and a human student. They continuously thank the shrine maiden for something, after dropping nice handfuls of money in the donation box.* [16:05] <&Hebizuka> *You notice the donation box has a -lot- of cash inside. Finally, the three visitors leave, saying their goodbyes to a really upbeat-looking miko.* [16:07] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Ahh, man.. It never ends, but it's so great... [16:07] <Tasia> "Ah, greeings!" [16:07] <Tasia> "What's going on, is this a special event?" [16:07] <Tasia> "I'm sorry - I don't know very much about religion." [16:08] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Hi, welcome! Geez, the visitors never end, heehee. Not that I'm complaining. Well, no, it's not really a special event. I just get a lot of visitors and donators! [16:09] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Oh, oh my. I'm sorry, I didn't introduce myself. I'm Asuna Nakagawa, a 24 year old loyal servant of the faith since seven years, and counting! [16:11] <Tasia> "Well, it's my pleasure to meet you. I don't have very much to donate, but since the gods have answered a prayer of mine for whatever incomprehensible reason, I suppose I should offer something." [16:11] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Have they? May I ask who you might be? [16:11] * Tasia adds 28 P$ to the box. [16:11] <~SU_Tempest> *She only noticed that you are accompanied by both a youkai and a Soldier - an unique sight, if there's any.* [16:11] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] ...Wow. [16:12] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Thank you very much for this donation! [16:13] <Tasia> "My name's Tasia, and my friends and I are looking for... a way to get me home, I guess, though there's a lot to distract us along the way. Such as exposing a crime family's scheme half by accident." [16:13] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Wao... Sounds like you're going through a lot. But that's not what I mean. What's your... er. Your job, or your role? Yknow what I mean? [16:13] <Tasia> "I'm just looking for more of these amulets - I believe I was supposed to collect four of them..." [16:14] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Oh! Amulets? I know! ... No way, could you be the Contestant the prophecy promised us? Joy! This is a fantastic day indeed! [16:14] <Tasia> "As far as /why I'm here/? I haven't the faintest idea." [16:14] <Tasia> "But yes, I've been told that I'm this 'contestant'. [16:15] <Tasia> "Not that I asked for it or anyting, but.... I guess /somebody/ has to do it?" [16:15] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Maybe you can help me out with a problem I've been having lately.. You see, life isn't always rosy and nice for me. I may have some popularity but I have enemies, too... [16:15] <Tasia> "Oh? Do say." [16:16] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Well. As you're perhaps aware already, we shrine maidens are fighting tirelessly the evils of another group of creature, whose sole existence is to ruin our lives and corrupt other beings ; demons. And lately, a group of demons have been harassing me, committing theft and vandalism, and trying to belittle my reputation or scare my regulars away... [16:17] <Tasia> "I've run into a few of those demons - or thigs that looked like deoms, anyway. I walked away and they didn't, and everyone was happy." [16:18] <Tasia> "But yeah - I don't exactly see any reason to like them." [16:19] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] I won't lie, I think it's the product of jealousy. They don't like that I'm successful! I'd love nothing more but to take care of them myself... However, my duties being what they are, I am stuck here. I constantly have people to attend to. Would you perhaps... help me out here? Investigate about it, and restore my good name? And if you must eliminate them... you have my blessing to do it, in the Gods' name. [16:19] <Tasia> "So you want us to get rid of them, right? Perform a little lead-based exorcism?" [16:20] <Tasia> "Hm. Who would I report to?" [16:21] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] What do you mean? [16:22] <Tasia> "You asked if I could report your good name - to who, exactly?" [16:22] <Tasia> "Oh, restore your good name. My apologies." [16:22] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Oh, well. It'll be done on its own after you take care of the demons. They're the ones trying to smear crap on me. [16:23] <Tasia> "Hey, I'm up for it. However - I hate feeling like I'm in the dark here. Could you explain a bit about the faith?" [16:23] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Sure thing! What do you wanna know? [16:24] <Tasia> "All I'm really aware of is that there's four cardinal gods and they seem to like me for some reason." [16:25] <Tasia> "And what would I be expecteed to do, if hypothetically I was a follower of the faith?" [16:25] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Genbu the Black Tortoise, Seiryuu the Azure Dragon, Byakko the White Tiger, Suzaku the Vermilion Bird. All four Cardinal Gods, each complementary with each other - they represent the nature of all life - all things depend on one another. [16:25] <Tasia> "I wouldn't want to inadvertantly offend anybody, you know." [16:26] * Tasia nods and follows along. [16:27] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Oh, don't worry about that. Anyone of any species - except demons, naturally - is welcome to pray and follow the faith. Though only human female virgins may be allowed to enter the order and become shrine maidens, as explained in the ancient traditions, all are welcome to pay their respects to the Gods. [16:27] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Genbu represents longevity and well-being, Seiryuu represents strength and courage, while Byakko symbolizes peace and virtue, and Suzaku, grace and elegance. But as a whole, they are the forces of nature, they are time and space, seasons and directions. [16:30] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] If you want, I could explain what we know about the Contestant and the prophecy... [16:31] <Tasia> "Sure, that'd be relevant!" [16:36] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Nearly 700 years ago, the administrators of this world spoke with the Gods, and forged the Amulets. Then the Gods announced a prophecy, and appointed an unique shrine maiden, known as the Legendary Shrine Maiden. Since the prophecy has been told, it is said that a new era in this world's history had been started. And you, the Contestant, have been a legend, and a topic of religious conversation since then... [16:36] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] And as it appears it took that long for you to finally appear. Do you want me to recite you what the prophecy said? [16:37] <Tasia> "Please do." [16:38] <~SU_Tempest> * You can read it there: http://pastebin.com/HFQ3TZJ6 - assume she has recited it all by heart.* [16:41] <Tasia> "I.... I think I understand. Kinda-sorta." [16:41] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Beautiful, isn't it? [16:41] <Tasia> "I'll do my best! I hope they chose wisely, though..." [16:41] <Tasia> "Thanks for the exposition." [16:42] <Tasia> "So.... where do you think we can find these demons?" [16:42] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Let's put this to the test then. There's this door over here, which I marked with a small "X" with red paint, see it? The demons always come through here. Can you go through until you find them? [16:42] <Tasia> "Sure thing... one moment, though. I think I'd like to pray first, in case that helps." [16:43] <Tasia> "I doubt it could hurt." [16:43] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Feel free.~ [16:43] * Tasia goes up to the altar (there's on here, right?) [16:43] <&Hebizuka> (As in all shrines.) [16:43] * Tasia goes up and sacrifices... [16:43] <Tasia> [Ammunition] Box of 40mm caseless, GRD-100 smoke, 5 rounds - [5/6] - Weight: 5 [16:44] <&Hebizuka> *The grenades are consumed in a flash of fire. You have an uncanny feeling.* [16:44] <Tasia> [Weapon] Class 5 Long: Medieval spear - Piercing. Weight: 22 I'll sacrifice this, as well. [16:45] * Tasia feels that a sharp stick won't be that helpful anyway. [16:46] <&Hebizuka> *The spear is consumed in a flash of light. You have a benevolent feeling.* [16:46] * Tasia kneels and prays for assistance. [16:47] <&Hebizuka> *You may roll a 2d6 to pray.* [16:47] <Tasia> @roll 2d6 [16:47] <MazeBot> Tasia: 11 [16:47] <&Hebizuka> *Prayer bonus: +3.* [16:48] <~SU_Tempest> [Gods] USE OUR GIFT WISELY! [16:48] <&Hebizuka> *Items have appeared on the altar. The shrine maiden is wide-eyed.* [16:48] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Praise the Gods, you really are the Contestant! [16:48] * Tasia picks up the items, admiring them. [16:49] <Tasia> "I'll do the best I can!" [16:50] <&Hebizuka> =Divine gift: The Thief's Kit= [16:50] <&Hebizuka> [Key item] A lockpicking kit, to bypass container locks. [16:50] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Long: Fukiya blowgun - Piercing, needs ammunition (Fukiya darts) - Weight: 5 [16:50] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Fukiya poison darts, 20 rounds - Weight 0.2 [16:50] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Fukiya tranq darts, 20 rounds - Weight 0.2 [16:50] <&Hebizuka> [Meds] Syringe - Lorazepam - Induces forced sleep for 10 turns. Nothing can wake up the victim until the end of those 10 turns. - Weight: 0.1 [16:50] <&Hebizuka> [Meds] Syringe - Lorazepam - Induces forced sleep for 10 turns. Nothing can wake up the victim until the end of those 10 turns. - Weight: 0.1 [16:50] <&Hebizuka> [Meds] Syringe - Cyanide - Direct injection=instant death ; injection in edible items=nulls nutrition of item and makes it poisonous - Weight: 0.1 [16:50] <&Hebizuka> [LBE] (Backpack) FS Albatross rucksack: Capacity 70 units + Spare wpn (1x C3 wpn only) [16:50] * Tasia cackles, taking off her backpack and emptying it into the larger one. [16:55] <&Hebizuka> *Transferring inventory, please wait* [16:55] * Tasia equips the Fukiya and lockpicking kit, and the new backpack after loading it up with everything else plus her existing equipment. [16:56] <&Hebizuka> *Do you wish to load the fukiya with a dart?* [16:56] <&Hebizuka> *If so, which one?* [16:57] <Tasia> One poison dart! [16:57] <&Hebizuka> *A poison dart has been readied in the fukiya blowgun.* [16:58] <&Hebizuka> *You now carry a total of 28 fukiya poison darts.* [16:58] <Tasia> "Do either of you want my old backpack?" [16:58] <&Hebizuka> *You now have a total of 3 lorazepam syringes and 2 cyanide syringes.* [16:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Oh yes, me. Tired of the shoulderbag. [16:59] <~SU_Tempest> *Akemi upgrades to your old Standard pack.* [16:59] * Tasia hands it over. [16:59] <&Hebizuka> *She throws out a shoulder bag, offering it to the miko as a "donation".* [16:59] * Tasia hands her the rest of the 40mm NATO grenades, too, since there's room now. [16:59] <&Hebizuka> *Which she accepts.* [17:00] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi accepts the grenades.* [17:00] <Tasia> "Alright, ready to clean this place up a bit?" [17:01] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] All set. [17:01] <Tasia> !mrooms1 [17:01] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Unique door: 6065 - Roomstyle: 258 - Enemy strength: 1 /6 [17:01] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 41.06/70 [17:01] * Tasia heads forward, to action! [17:03] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. You notice clothing abandoned on the floor...* [17:14] * Tasia takes a look at the clothing, hoping it's not tainted by demonic... whatever. [17:14] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Legs addon - SRA leg pads (Legs, Feet) - AC Kevlar-3, Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-PROOF, Piercing-PROOF - Half melee damage - Weight: 9 - [Cond: Good] [17:15] * Tasia takes these, swapping her Twaron leg pads for them! [17:16] <&Hebizuka> *The leg pads seem to be even more resilient when you wear them...* [17:17] <Tasia> "Hah, nice. I don't match anymore, but.... these look sturdier." [17:18] <Tasia> "Regina, do you have leg pads?" [17:18] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Yep, same as yours. [17:18] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Well... y-your old ones, now. [17:18] <Tasia> "Nnn, okay. I'll put these in my pack, then." [17:19] * Tasia does so. [17:20] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Legs addon - Twaron leg pads - AC Kevlar-2 - Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-resistant, Piercing-resistant - Fire-retardant - Weight: 5 - [Cond: Brand new] [17:21] <Tasia> "Okay, eyes sharp and keep the grenade launcher ready." [17:21] <Tasia> !mrooms1 [17:21] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Unique door: 4472 - Roomstyle: 528 - Enemy strength: 6 /6 [17:21] * Tasia goes forward. [17:24] <&Hebizuka> *A bedroom, though it's unoccupied and unused. All the furniture except bed, desk and one chair, is missing. No TV, no radio, no table, no container. Some loose ammo can be seen on the bed though.* [17:25] <Tasia> I'll check the ammo out. [17:25] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] 12.7x108mm, FMJ, 3 rounds - Weight: 0.3 [17:25] <Tasia> "Hoo, I'd like to see the gun that fires these." [17:25] * Tasia sticks them in her backpack for resale. [17:25] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Do we say "gun" or "cannon" at this point? *joke* [17:26] <Tasia> "I'd call it 'pretty dang useful' if it's small enough to carry around." [17:27] <Tasia> !mrooms1 [17:27] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Unique door: 4230 - Roomstyle: 288 - Enemy strength: 5 /6 [17:27] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] S-some Maze Snipers I used to talk told me the recoil is ridiculous unless you s-shoot prone. [17:27] <Tasia> "I'd imagine!" [17:28] * Tasia goes forward. [17:39] <&Hebizuka> *A warehouse room... You see here a mob of demons, standing in the middle of the room as if waiting for someone. The mob is composed of three horned devils (each carrying various firearms), a hell knight, a cerberus, and their leader, an incubus.* [17:40] * Tasia dodges for cover! [17:40] <~SU_Tempest> [Incb] Contestant... [17:40] <Tasia> "Oh. Shit." [17:40] <Tasia> "What the fuck do you want from me?" [17:42] <~SU_Tempest> [Incb] First and foremost, calm down. My name is Gordian, servant of Asmodeus. I wish you no harm, if you are willing to hear my message. [17:43] <Tasia> "Is he offering a golden fiddle if I comply?" [17:44] <~SU_Tempest> [Incb] Can you please tell your friends to lower their weapons? [17:44] <&Hebizuka> *Regina is crisped and shaking in terror.* [17:44] <Tasia> "Lower yours first and put that dog on a leash." [17:45] <~SU_Tempest> *Gordian snaps his fingers, and the cerberus instantly lies down. All the horned devils lower theirs.* [17:45] <~SU_Tempest> *Akemi lowers her grenade launcher... and Regina very reluctantly lowers her UMP.* [17:46] * Tasia waits a beat. [17:46] <Tasia> @cover [17:46] <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) [17:46] * Tasia sweats. [17:46] <~SU_Tempest> [Incb] Good. No funny movements, alright? You're facing an uphill battle. [17:47] <~SU_Tempest> [Incb] As I said, all I want you to do is to listen to me - and there'll be no fighting needed. [17:48] <Tasia> "So. State your terms. And don't do anything that could even be construed as some kind of mind magic - I've seen that firsthand." [17:48] <~SU_Tempest> [Incb] It's even more down to earth than that. *He turns to one of the horned devils.* You, show her the info. [17:49] <~SU_Tempest> *One of the devils slings his rifle on the back, then approaches you slowly, with something that looks like photos in one hand. Which he then hands to you.* [17:50] <Tasia> "Hold them up where I can see them, don't get so close." [17:50] <~SU_Tempest> *He holds them up clearly, standing sufficiently far away to be out of reach.* [17:51] <&Hebizuka> *Observe? [17:51] <Tasia> ...Yes. [17:51] * Tasia still warily watches out of the corner of her eye, though. [17:52] <&Hebizuka> *The photos depict Asuna, the shrine maiden from earlier, clearly having sex with an incubus that looks a lot like Gordian.* [17:52] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Oh, you have got to me shitting me. [17:52] <Tasia> "Ugh! That's disg- ewww!" [17:54] <~SU_Tempest> [Gordian] On this picture is... or rather, was, Darius, my brother. He has been killed by someone the shrine maiden contracted. The story behind this is that Darius was threatening to reveal the story. We managed to recover the pictures from his body... and we learned the miko had actively been attacking demons in the sector to reverse any kind of bad rumors that could have leaked about her... [17:54] <Tasia> "..." [17:55] <Tasia> "And what you want from me is, what?" [17:55] <~SU_Tempest> [Gordian] As you're probably aware, if these photos come out publicly, it would prove she is utterly dishonest, and that the so-called model shrine maiden is in fact a liar and a manipulator who played with the virginity clause to get rich... [17:56] <~SU_Tempest> [Gordian] I am the first to admit it... We are demons, our existence is devoted to rain shit on the mikos and their paladin cronies - if any such people exist we're out there... But one thing we will never be, is liars. I'm sure you're aware that if you make a deal with us, the conditions are always very clear. [17:56] * Tasia almost reveals what she's thinking right now, but decides to hold her tongue. [17:57] <Tasia> "Why should I believe that you're not liars? Because you say so?" [17:57] <Tasia> "I mean, even with the photos..." [17:57] <~SU_Tempest> [Gordian] Well, my terms are very simple. I want revenge for my brother's death, and you could consider you're doing the religious order a service by getting her kicked out. What I want from you is simple: you are going to lead me back to the shrine - me alone, and we will deal with her. [17:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Gordian] You are the one who decides what to do, but I strongly suggest you don't resort to violence. [17:58] <Tasia> "What's the catch?" [17:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Gordian] There's no catch. Unless you're planning to screw me over. [17:59] <Tasia> "I don't see how my presence is useful to you. You could just release the photos on your own and accomplish the same thing." [17:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Gordian] You don't understand. She has done a very good job at spreading her influence. You are a neutral party, someone I can convince otherwise of the truth - unless she's done her little miss model miko number on you and you ate it all... [18:00] <Tasia> "We barely talked." [18:00] <~SU_Tempest> [Gordian] If you bring me back, with me along, she'll understand that her days of lying are over and that no amount of manipulation will suffice anymore. We'll make sure she's made an example out of, and you may even get a pretty reward. [18:01] <~SU_Tempest> [Gordian] Didn't she trust you to go all the way here? [18:01] <Tasia> "What sort of reward, then?" [18:01] <~SU_Tempest> [Gordian] We'll see. I'm fairly certain it's something you'll find useful, or at worst, valuable enough to sell. [18:01] * Tasia nods. [18:01] <Tasia> "I'd like to see it up front." [18:02] <Tasia> "You clearly need me more than I need you, or you wouldn't be bothering." [18:02] <&Hebizuka> *Gordian unslings a rifle from his back - which you didn't see before, and brandishes it to you - muzzle pointed away.* [18:02] * Tasia takes a look at it. [18:03] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - FN Herstal SCAR-L assault rifle named "SCAR-Hell" | 5.56x45mm NATO - Semi/Full | R.Sight[EO553], M.Brake, Laser[AN/PEQ-2A,100%], Rail | STANAG 30-round mag, +1 | Weight: 14 [18:03] <&Hebizuka> *A customized SCAR-L, cunningly named "SCAR-Hell". It has been painted black, with a stylized red succubus silhouette, a red pistol grip, and a red stock.* [18:04] <&Hebizuka> *Gordian smirks - a nasty smirk, but one that clearly shows he's rather proud of owning this piece.* [18:04] <Tasia> "Heh. Not a bad choice, by the look of it. The label's a bit corny, though - you guys should /really/ work on your branding and marketing." [18:04] <~SU_Tempest> [Gordian] I know, we're working on that... [18:04] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] What in the actual hell... [18:04] <~SU_Tempest> [Gordian] You don't wanna know actual hell. You'd find it too hot. [18:05] <Tasia> "Yeah, I don't handle the heat that well myself." [18:05] <Tasia> "Very well. I assume you're probably going to attack us if I refuse anyway, so - lead on!" [18:06] <~SU_Tempest> [Gordian] I know I am biased but... You've made the right choice. [18:07] * Tasia chuckles. "I never know myself if I'm making the right choice or not." [18:07] <&Hebizuka> *Gordian takes the photos back and hands the rifle to one of his horned devil cronies - pointing out that it's a safety measure to ensure you won't just kill him and take the reward from both sides.* [18:08] <Tasia> "But hey - you may be scary, but you're nothing like the other demons I've seen glimpses of." [18:08] <~SU_Tempest> [Gordian] What demons did you encounter before? Some of us are less... intelligent than others. [18:09] <Tasia> "A.. hellhound, I think it was, spit fire at me so I had to shoot it. And there was a goat-like thing too, that got its head tangled in a crate trying to head-butt me - so I just left it there." [18:09] * Tasia shrugs. [18:09] <~SU_Tempest> [Gordian] Ah, a satyr. Where sex is a business to us, for them it is an obsession. They are arguably not agreeable fellows... [18:10] <&Hebizuka> *Gordian is now ready to follow you. Fast travel to the shrine? (3 rooms, 3 turns)* [18:10] * Tasia will... fast travel to the second room. [18:11] <&Hebizuka> *Only the second?* [18:11] <Tasia> Yes. [18:12] <&Hebizuka> *You stop, one door away from the shrine, in the regular , featureless room where you found the SRA leg pads, and which is now empty.* [18:12] <Tasia> "I guess humans and demons really aren't that different at all..." [18:13] * Tasia draws Infinity and plugs 7 rounds at Gordian's head. [18:13] <Tasia> "We both have bastards and idiots." [18:14] <~SU_Tempest> *Gordian senses the fight and screams in anger - he will attempt to throw an energy blast at you!* [18:14] <~SU_Tempest> *Shocked to their senses, Akemi and Regina also react! The Sergeant draws her 1911 and dumps 10 rounds in the incubus' chest, and Akemi chooses to throw a fireball at the demon.* [18:15] <~SU_Tempest> *Enemy reinforcements! The horned devils were following close and barge in the room - however, they can't act this turn.* [18:15] <~SU_Tempest> *No sign of the cerberus or the hell knight.* [18:19] <&Hebizuka> *You are as fast as Regina. Do you want to go first or second compared to her?* [18:22] <Tasia> Ehhh.... first. [18:22] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: You, Regina, Gordian, Akemi.* [18:22] <&Hebizuka> *You may roll first.* [18:22] <Tasia> @roll 7#2d6 [18:22] <MazeBot> Tasia: 10;4;5;8;10;6;6 [18:23] <&Hebizuka> *R.Sight, M.Brake* [18:23] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-7: Hit, Miss, Miss, Hit, Hit, Miss, Miss.* [18:23] <&Hebizuka> *Total: 3/7 hits.* [18:25] <&Hebizuka> *The hollow-points flatten on Gordian's unrelenting skull, as though they were ineffective, but, you don't know if it's great shot placement or just incubi not being that resistant to damage, they eventually cause Gordian to double over, scream at the top of his lungs, before catching on fire and turning to ash in the space of a few seconds.* [18:25] <&Hebizuka> Tasia ["Infinity"] Incubus /H\ [18:26] <Tasia> "I'm not sure whether I'm the bastardy tipe, the stupid type, neither, or both." [18:26] <Tasia> "Ah! Take cover, they've followed us!" [18:26] <~SU_Tempest> [HDevil1] You've made a GRAVE mistake! [18:26] <~SU_Tempest> [HDevil2] Hehe, yeah, a STONE mistake! [18:27] <~SU_Tempest> [HDevil3] For hell's sake, shut up and shoot them! [18:27] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 1...* [18:28] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 2. What's your next move?* [18:28] <Tasia> @cover [18:28] <MazeBot> An empty plastic crate. (Health: 20, LDV modifier: -2. AC Eqv: Hardskin. Pass-through threshold: 6+ dmg. Pain modifier: x0.75) [18:28] * Tasia will dive behind cover, first off. [18:28] <&Hebizuka> *Roll 2d6 to do so. Your allies will also have to pass the cover check.* [18:28] <Tasia> @roll 2d6 [18:28] <MazeBot> Tasia: 2 [18:29] <&Hebizuka> *You trip and fall on the ground trying to take cover. You not only -not- make it behind cover, but you won't be able to act this turn.* [18:29] <&Hebizuka> *Regina bumps into you and ALSO critically fails to take cover, piling up on your back.* [18:29] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi has better cohesion and makes it behind the crate.* [18:30] <Tasia> "Akemi! Grenade them!" [18:31] <Tasia> "Vittu perkele..." [18:31] <~SU_Tempest> [HDevil2] FUCK THEM UP! [18:31] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] W-what? [18:31] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi grabs one of her MkII fragmentation grenades and throws it at #2* [18:32] <&Hebizuka> *HDevil1 will fire one burst at you.* [18:32] <&Hebizuka> *HDevil2 looks down his optic and fires at Regina's chest.* [18:32] <&Hebizuka> *HDevil3 fires three shots in semi-auto in Akemi's direction.* [18:35] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: Akemi, HDevil2, HDevil3, HDevil1.* [18:35] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi's turn...* [18:35] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [18:35] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 6 [18:36] <&Hebizuka> *Distant-hit. The grenade was thrown a little too far, and only part of the blast hurts the group.* [18:36] <&Hebizuka> *However, the fragmentation is still on the way...* [18:37] <&Hebizuka> @roll 1d17-1 fragmentation [18:37] <MazeBot> Hebizuka, fragmentation: 2:3-1 [18:38] <&Hebizuka> *Most of the shrapnel miss - each of the devils only take two pieces - HDevil1 takes them in the right elbow, HDevil2, in the lower back, and HDevil3, in the left arm.* [18:38] <&Hebizuka> *Bummer.* [18:39] <~SU_Tempest> [HDevil1] Ow, geeze, that hurts! [18:39] <&Hebizuka> *HDevil1's turn...* [18:40] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Oh shit I fucked up I fucked up ... [18:40] <&Hebizuka> @bodyaim [18:40] <MazeBot> [UPPER BODY] Upper body (Stomach, guts, lower back) [18:40] <&Hebizuka> @roll 1#2d6 [18:40] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 6 [18:40] <&Hebizuka> *HDevil1 fires a three-round burst, which misses you entirely. The bullets whiz by so close you hear them snap in your ears!* [18:41] <&Hebizuka> *HDevil2's turn...* [18:41] <&Hebizuka> *He looks down the scope and prepares to fire at Regina's chest.* [18:41] <&Hebizuka> @roll 1#2d6 [18:41] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 5 [18:42] <&Hebizuka> *Despite the optic, the horned devil cannot figure out how the hell a PSO-1 optic even works, and misses the mark. The bullet lands mere inches away from Regina's face, kicking up concrete but ultimately missing her. She screams in pain.* [18:42] <&Hebizuka> *Or rather, in fear more than pain.* [18:42] <&Hebizuka> *HDevil3's turn...* [18:42] <&Hebizuka> @roll 3#2d6 [18:42] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 6;9;5 [18:43] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-3: Miss, Hit, Miss.* [18:43] <&Hebizuka> *The one hit that lands, lands on Akemi's cover. Not only does it land, but it passes through completely - hollow plastic cannot stop .308...* [18:44] <&Hebizuka> *The bullet has lost some of its energy in the process, tumbled, then landed, striking Akemi in the pelvic region.* [18:44] <~SU_Tempest> *Akemi looks as if she is about to throw up for a moment, then lets out a quiet "Ow."* [18:45] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 2.* [18:46] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 3. What is your next move?* [18:47] * Tasia sees that the cover isn't going to be much use, and just fires from the prone position - 8 shots full-auto with her PP19 at each of devils 2 and 3's heads! [18:47] <&Hebizuka> *Ah, the joys of having a Kobra sight.* [18:47] <Tasia> Indeed. [18:48] <&Hebizuka> *Regina has the presence of mind of grabbing a grenade - an MkIIIA2, which she throws at #1.* [18:48] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi complains about getting shot just when she started to get better, then pops back up, HK69 grenade launcher in hands, firing at #2.* [18:50] <&Hebizuka> *HDevil1 uses his rifle again to try and fire a burst at you. HDevil2 insists with his sniper rifle, one shot towards Regina's chest with optic. HDevil3 fires three more rounds at Akemi in semi.* [18:50] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: Regina, Akemi, You, HDevil2, HDevil1, HDevil3.* [18:50] <&Hebizuka> *Regina's turn...* [18:51] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] BOMBS AWAYYYY [18:51] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [18:51] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 8 [18:51] <&Hebizuka> *Far-hit! The grenade detonates reasonably close from Devil #1, but this time, it's just a concussive blast, no fragmentation.* [18:52] <&Hebizuka> *All of them are caught in the blast, and HDevil #2 dies in the process!* [18:52] <&Hebizuka> Regina da Silva [MkIIIA2] Horned devil [18:53] <&Hebizuka> *The other two don't look much better.* [18:53] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi's turn...* [18:53] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi is forced to fire at a dead body - the blast SHOULD still catch the other two in the process, which is why she will fire anyway.* [18:54] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [18:54] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 7 [18:54] <&Hebizuka> *Far-hit!* [18:55] <&Hebizuka> *The blast makes #2's body roll away, and catches the other two demons - killing them instantly.* [18:55] <&Hebizuka> Akemi Hirayama [H&K HK69A1] Horned devil [18:55] <&Hebizuka> Akemi Hirayama [H&K HK69A1] Horned devil [18:55] <&Hebizuka> *End of fight! (3 turns)* [18:55] <Tasia> "Good shooting!" [18:56] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] FUCK THEM! I took a shot through the cover JUST when I started feeling no more pain! [18:56] <Tasia> "Thanks, guys. Akemi, are you hurt?" [18:56] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] A bit, but I'll live... [18:57] * Tasia moves behind the cover. "Let's hide and see if the others come through. Maybe we can get the jump on them." [18:57] <Tasia> "This won't stop much, but it'll conceal us." [18:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] No, let's get the hell out! I want to kick that shrine maiden's ass too! [18:58] <Tasia> "Do you really think those pictures were real?" [18:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Yeah, I do. Doesn't mean I like demons any more. [18:59] <Tasia> "I mean, I could whip up some of you and Regi double-teaming the miko too, if I had a computer here.." [18:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] W-what? Ew! [19:00] <Tasia> "Might not fool an image expert, but none of us are experts either." [19:00] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] I-I agree with her though, we shouldn't fool around... [19:00] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Let's g-go. I don't wanna wait for more demons... [19:00] <Tasia> "Eh, fine. But cover me, I'm going to take their weapons." [19:01] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Norinco QBB-95 light machine gun | 5.8x42mm - Semi/Burst3/Full | No accessory | QBZ 5.8mm 80-round drum, +1 | Weight: 22 - [76+1/80, 77x FMJ] - Cond: Excellent / Clns: Clean [19:01] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - IZHMASH Dragunov SVU sniper rifle | 7.62x54mm R - Semi-auto | M.Brake(I), Scope[PSO-1](S) | SVD 10-round mag, +1 | Weight: 14 - [8+1/10, 9x FMJ] - Cond: Good / Clns: Clean [19:01] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Springfield M14 battle rifle | 7.62x51mm NATO - Semi/Full | No accessory | M14 20-round magazine, +1 | Weight: 22 - [16+1/20, 17x FMJ] - Cond: Excellent / Clns: Clean [19:03] * Tasia spares the LMG in her pack, and carries the others back. [19:06] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Are we going? [19:06] <Tasia> "Okay, let's scram then!" [19:06] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] ...ooh, those are some good rifles. [19:06] <&Hebizuka> *Return to the shrine? (next room)* [19:07] <Tasia> Yep. [19:07] <&Hebizuka> *Your buzz is completely gone.* [19:07] <&Hebizuka> *You return in the shrine and meet up again with the miko, Asuna.* [19:08] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] [19:08] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Ah! You guys are back. How did it go? [19:08] <Tasia> "Allright, miko, you've got some solutions and some problems." [19:08] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Huh? What? [19:09] <Tasia> "First off - Gordian's dead, along with three of his hench-things." [19:10] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Oh, good! That means you took care of those nasty lie-spreaders. [19:10] <Tasia> "They tried to cut a deal, talking about how honest they were. They may or may not be, but I didn't feel like playing for the high ground." [19:10] <Tasia> "Now about that..." [19:10] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Wait, what sort of deal? [19:11] <Tasia> "What kind of photo software do they use in Hell?" [19:11] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] What are you talking about? [19:12] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] What does photography have anything to do with demons and me? [19:12] <Tasia> "Are you sure you don't know? No suspicions or ideas?" [19:12] <Tasia> "Does the name Darius ring your gong?" [19:13] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Look I don't know no Darius. If it's a scheme of the kind that smells like "Here are compromising pictures, it's totally her", it's all a lie. Shrine maidens are bound to virginity, do you honestly think I'd, ugh, have -sex-? With a demon?! Furthermore, why would you trust a demon? [19:14] <Tasia> "Hell no, I wouldn't trust a demon." [19:14] <Tasia> "I'm just asking you if there's anything you'd like to confess and ask for forgiveness for from the gods." [19:15] <Tasia> "Wait. [19:15] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Then you shouldn't be surprised they've got ALL the tricks to make you believe all the worst lies! Why do you think I'm working so hard to suppress that? All I have to confess is that I'm not working hard enough, because obviously, they managed to plant doubt in your mind!" [19:15] <Tasia> "Okay, okay. I didn't say anything about.... You know that's completely disgusting, right?" [19:15] <Tasia> "So. Here's what I'm going to do about it." [19:16] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Look, I know about that incubus. He's the one who led his band of cronies into trashing my place. I'm not surprised he's trying to make you believe I did such a thing with him... Ugh. [19:17] <Tasia> "It's not an affront to /me/. I honestly don't know what your rules reallyt are on this sort of thing. I'm not going to punish you in the name of the Gods, because you're one of their own." [19:17] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Contestant, you are confusing me. Did you destroy those demons, yes or no? And did you do this to help me, yes or no? I don't want to be messed with anymore! [19:17] <Tasia> "What I AM going to do is strongly urge you, that if you have anything that you need to make right with the Gods, that you do so. It's between you and them." [19:18] <Tasia> "And also disgusting." [19:18] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] How dare you. [19:18] <Tasia> "I did what you asked me to the best of my ability. I don't think they have the leverage to do much to you, and they've lost their leader." [19:19] <Tasia> "All they have is some maybe-real, maybe-fake photos with no more personal reason to use them." [19:19] <Tasia> "Now." [19:20] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Then stop insinuating I did something as bad as a DEMON would suggest! Do you realize the implications? You suggested yourself that those photo-whatevers would even be fake or made up... [19:20] <Tasia> I am going to pretend that I didn't see anything but blank sheets of paper." [19:20] <Tasia> "Like I said, if anything DID happen, it's between you and the Gods." [19:21] <Tasia> "So stop panicking." [19:21] * Tasia sighs. [19:22] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Fine. I guess you have a point. I maintain I didn't do anything of the sort. Now, can we talk rewards? I appreciate your... appreciation of the Gods, at the very least - thank you for being worried about me. [19:22] <Tasia> "...You're welcome." [19:23] <&Hebizuka> *The shrine maiden opens her donation box, and empties the contents.* [19:23] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] All yours. [19:23] <Tasia> "Okay, let's just get this out of the way. And never speak of any of this again, okay?" [19:23] <&Hebizuka> [Money] 1856 P$ [19:23] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Let this ensure you won't speak of this ever again as well. [19:23] * Tasia takes it, handing 600 to each ally and pocketing the rest. [19:23] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Now take my hard-earned cash for an entire three days, and disappear. [19:23] <Tasia> "Stay safe." [19:24] <~SU_Tempest> [Miko] Whatever. [19:24] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [19:24] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 6495 - Front door: 628 - Right door: 748 - Roomstyle: 145 - Enemy strength: 5 /6 [19:24] <Tasia> Ok. [19:24] <Tasia> That too. [19:24] <&Hebizuka> *You took 656 P$.* [19:24] <&Hebizuka> *Total carried: 1036 P$ [19:24] <&Hebizuka> *Mission complete!* [19:25] <&Hebizuka> *Regina and Akemi offer to carry the SVU and the M14 you're dragging in your hands.* [19:26] * Tasia gives them off, SVD to Akemi and M14 to Regina [19:29] <&Hebizuka> Checkout [19:31] <&Hebizuka> 174 rooms (+19), 23 kills (+2), 0 SEs, 5 missions (+1), 1 Amulet, 2085 P$ (-47), 0 Runs [19:31] <&Hebizuka> Score: 316pts (+33) [19:31] <&Hebizuka> Pos: 4th (no change) [19:31] <&Hebizuka> =Today's stats= (Legend: Hits/Attempts) [19:31] <&Hebizuka> Shots fired 3/7 [19:31] <&Hebizuka> TOTAL 3/7 (43%) [19:32] <&Hebizuka> =All-time stats= [19:32] <&Hebizuka> Shots fired 71/129 (55%) [19:32] <&Hebizuka> Melee hits 1/1 (100%) [19:32] <&Hebizuka> Special/Other 0/1 (0%) [19:32] <&Hebizuka> TOTAL: 72/131 (55% accuracy) [19:32] <&Hebizuka> =Achievement progress= [19:32] <&Hebizuka> Pistol: 3pts (+1) - 7 until Bronze [19:33] <&Hebizuka> Headshots: 9 (+1)