Log:V4 Session 1 (Meta, no ontology)

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May 03 19:45:47 <Hebizuka> [Session start] May 03 19:47:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _After what seems like an eternity, you wake up. You have a bit of trouble understanding what happened... The last thing you remember, you're pretty sure you died, but here you are, slowly waking up from what seemed like a very long nap. The first thing you notice is that you're waking up in a hospital bedroom. It doesn't look like home or anywhere familiar._ May 03 19:48:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The next thing you notice is that there appears to be someone waiting for you at your bedside ; a fifty-something man, dressed in a lab coat, with a look of concern - or is it relief? - on his face. He observes you waking up, but doesn't say a thing, figuring you want the first word._ May 03 19:50:22 <HashiBot> <Hyps> _Mable glances over to the older man, and she blinks a few times. She'd been sent to hospital a couple of times because of her husband, but.. she'd never seen this room before, or this man before. She sits up on the bed, gently stroking down her arm where she was pretty sure he was pinning her down. "... Huh. I haven't been in this ward before," she says, gazing around the room and taking in her surroundings._ May 03 19:52:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Good morning, Miss Barrett. It's a pleasure to see you are among the living again. I've been monitoring your vital signs for a while now, and they've all been stable. You probably feel confused, right now, and I understand, but first, I must ask you something; what is the last thing you remember? May 03 19:54:31 <HashiBot> <Hyps> _Mable's eyes go wide for a moment. She just assumes he was making a joke since she was unconcious, and she clears her throat. "Well, ah. Bryan was beating me again.. it was quite bad this time. How long have I been out? I.. don't see any bruises," she says. She then gasps quietly, "_ May 03 19:55:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The doctor - at least you think he is a doctor! - grimaces with concern._ May 03 19:55:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** How do I announce this the best possible way... May 03 19:55:56 <HashiBot> <Hyps> _Mable, of course, assumes the worst. "Did he.. did the kill the kids?" she asks, a tear welling in her eye._ May 03 19:57:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** You, ah. You have died, actually. I'm afraid I have no idea what happened to you in the world you came from. My superior, the Administrator, saw fit to select you for what I can best describe as bringing you back from the dead. You are no longer at home, miss Barrett, you are somewhere else entirely - this realm is called the Mazes. May 03 19:59:18 <HashiBot> <Hyps> _She seemed.. oddly relieved when she heard that, mostly due to the fact the kids weren't hurt. "It sounds... odd. But as long as my tummy won't be rumbling for brains anytime soon I suppose I can understand that, Doctor..?" she pauses, waiting for him to introduce himself._ May 03 20:00:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Doctor Gage, Philip Gage. Head of the Medical Science Team, chief of the Proving Grounds medical staff... and primary caretaker and creator, so to speak, of the body you currently have. May 03 20:01:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** The Administrator and I worked to ensure that your... transition, would be as soft as possible, and feel like waking up. A rough night, so to speak. May 03 20:02:47 <HashiBot> <Hyps> _Mable nods and listens to him as he speaks. As he mentions being the creator of her current body, she quips, "You certainly got the hips right," in which she laughs quietly. "So.. I'm in a different realm. Still getting my head around that.."_ May 03 20:03:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The good Doctor doesn't pick up on the comment about the hips._ May 03 20:05:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Speaking of which, since she is mostly responsible for bringing you here and that I'm just following her orders, she has told me to tell you what your role here is. You may be referred to hereon as the **Contestant**, a title that bears a certain amount of importance here. Your objective is to find four ancient artifacts, said to have been forged by deities - the Cardinal Amulets. According to the Administrator, they May 03 20:05:01 <HashiBot> do exist and are not merely the subject of legends as most inhabitants here may actually believe. May 03 20:06:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** The Admin didn't give me much details, and said that it is up to you to figure out where all four of these Amulets are, but she did tell me that if you can bring all four and use them, you will be granted the ability to return home. I suppose it's her way of giving you a second chance. Why and how, all this escapes me. May 03 20:06:47 <HashiBot> <Hyps> _Mable starts to take him a little more seriously. "Contestant..? Like I'm fighting against others?" she asks, furrowing her brow just slightly. The thought of hurting anybody, especially one she had something in common with, (dying in this case), made her a tad upset._ May 03 20:08:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** This is a fairly harsh world out there. You are in the town of Arnett, a quiet little town of the Eastern Zone, but you may be forced to fight eventually, if only to defend yourself. Once you leave this town, which you will probably want to do to figure out how to complete your mission, you will be in what is known as the **Uncivilized Area**, or UA for short. It is pretty much wild and lawless outside of any sort of May 03 20:08:31 <HashiBot> town or organized community. Which brings me to the other thing that my boss asked me to bring you... May 03 20:09:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The doctor points at a pile of supplies waiting on the floor. Your gear - clothing, armor, weapons, ammunition, webbing, and whatnot - can be seen clearly. It dawns on you that you're not wearing anything under the bedsheets._ May 03 20:10:36 <HashiBot> <Hyps> _Mable keeps listening to him, and she does blush just slightly when she realises her nudity beneath those covers. She makes a little gesture with her hand for him to turn around while she quickly slips out of the bed and puts on the clothes. She waits for the armor and supplies for the moment, letting him speak if he had anything else he needed to say. "I must ask.. if I find someone to help me find these 4 pieces, will we both go May 03 20:10:36 <HashiBot> back?"_ May 03 20:11:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Gage gets the hint quickly and turns around to give you the requested privacy. When you are fully dressed, the good doctor turns around again to answer your question._ May 03 20:12:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Perhaps. My superior hasn't said anything about this, but I figure that if you have an ally or a friend with you at that point, I would suppose that friend would be able to come with you. May 03 20:12:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Did you want to know anything else? May 03 20:14:15 <HashiBot> <Hyps> _Mable seemed to think on that for a little bit, and she shakes her head. "I suppose that's all I really have on my mind right now. Is there any way I can contact you while I'm out there?"_ May 03 20:16:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Unfortunately, this is probably the one and only time we will see each other, barring... unforeseen circumstances. I must depart, now that I have completed my work of bringing you back alive. If you don't have any further questions, I'll advise you to pick up the rest of your gear, as I will be escorting you outside and to the town's center. From there, you will be on your own, but I'm sure that you will be able to May 03 20:16:21 <HashiBot> find your way. May 03 20:20:04 <HashiBot> <Hyps> _She nods, and starts to pick up the rest of her gear. "Well it's been a pleasure, Doctor Gage," she says, picking up the large rifle. "Ooh. This looks nice," she mutters. Maple's husband actually went hunting now and then - from conversations she heard from the kitchen, she did quite like the idea of being far away from a target. She supposes she just got lucky getting a rifle! She puts the arm guards and bag on, making sure May 03 20:20:05 <HashiBot> everything is comfy before she's ready togo._ May 03 20:20:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> ((Naturally, this is all the equipment you already have on your sheet. May 03 20:21:50 <HashiBot> <Hyps> (( Yep! May 03 20:22:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Seeing that you're ready, Gage escorts you outside of what looks more like a laboratory than a hospital proper. You don't get to see much of it besides corridors, and the room you woke up in ; Gage's pace is brisk. Eventually, after a little more walking into the streets of what looks like an all-interior city, you find yourself at the center of Arnett, the **Social Square Center**, a sort of large town plaza from which four May 03 20:22:18 <HashiBot> streets branches in a cross pattern._ May 03 20:23:39 <HashiBot> <Hyps> _Mable attempts to peek into a few rooms while she walks past them to see if there's anything very interesting._ May 03 20:24:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You won't be able to see much while following him - just that there seemed to be doors to shops and outlets on your way._ May 03 20:24:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** This is where we must say our goodbyes, so before I leave, a little bit, or rather, three bits of advice for you. One, every town is more or less patterned the same way - they all have a social square, a center plaza like this one, and common features such as a hospital, a bank, some form of special facility, and whatnot. If you're ever lost, find the plaza of this town and look for the map - it will tell you where May 03 20:24:33 <HashiBot> you are and where to go. May 03 20:25:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Two, consider that the people of the Mazes know the concept of the Contestant, but may not necessarily know that it's you. Most people know it in the form of a religious prophecy. I would suggest finding the Angelic town of **Semitas**, southwest of here, and ask the local shrine maidens about it. They might be able to give you clues on the Amulets. May 03 20:26:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Three and last, your gear will work out for you in the beginning, but you will probably want to find jobs and work to do for money, money which you can spend on keeping yourself fed and alive, and on better gear. Every town has a **Hiring Bureau**, which is a sort of post office/job finding agency. They should be able to give you something to do while you explore the Mazes and roam about to complete your objective. May 03 20:28:11 <HashiBot> <Hyps> _Mable nods once more, feeling quite a bit of pressure now that it's all really setting in. "Alright. I'll head to Semitas first and see if they have many jobs for me. Thank you for the advice, Dr. Gage," she smiles, and holds her hand out for a handshake._ May 03 20:28:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Dr. Gage shakes your hand, wishing you good luck and to stay safe, before he leaves, returning to the lab he came from._ May 03 20:29:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <**M02: First Town** - Quest complete!> May 03 20:29:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <**M03: Take the Long Way Home** - Quest started.> May 03 20:30:44 <HashiBot> <Hyps> _She waves him off, before readjusting her holster. She lets out a quiet sigh, and decides to have a short look about. She attempts to find the map he's talking about, to see if she can get any idea exactly how far away this Semitas is._ May 03 20:32:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The map in the Social Square Center of Arnett says, in big red letters, that "YOU ARE HERE" - pointing at the center of a plus-shaped area. Branching out from the Center are the four streets, North - West - East and South, and the various shops and outlets that can be found there. At the end of these streets are accesses to the various other sections of town._ May 03 20:32:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _As described by Gage, every town is patterned the same - when looking at a town map, you will be given a list of accessible facilities in this town._ May 03 20:34:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Facilities in the Arnett Social Square: SS Center (you are here!) - Bank - Hiring Bureau - Bar (The Bolt Face) - Restaurant (Diner - Bill's Burgers) - Takeout stand - Shooting range - Library Other areas that can be accessed from here: Hospital - Residential area - Shop sector (linked to Special facility)- Town entrance (linked to Town Generator) May 03 20:34:41 <HashiBot> <Hyps> _Mable then decides not to hang around in this town for too long - she didn't have any money of course, so she couldn't really buy anything to help her out at the moment. Seeing not many other options, she starts on her journey to Semitas._ May 03 20:38:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> ((I will sometimes give you reminders as to what your current objectives are - you are free to follow them or not, of course. As of now, to complete M03, you have 2 objectives: Sign up to a Bureau (it doesn't matter which one, you can do it here in Arnett or in that of Semitas, for instance), and head to Semitas to learn more about that prophecy and get more clues.)) May 03 20:39:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> ((Still want to leave right now for Semitas as you said, or want to make a detour to the HB in Arnett?) May 03 20:40:46 <HashiBot> <Hyps> (( Straight for Semitas. [Session was interrupted due to technical difficulties.]