Log:V4 Session 100 (Meta, no ontology)

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[5/31/18 10:25:05 AM] Tempest#5018: "[Session start ; Session #100]" [5/31/18 10:25:54 AM] Tempest#5018: "First of all and before we start, do you want to go through the standard introduction with Dr Gage, or do you want to start off immediately in Arnett? Since you know the early game already, you can skip ahead some." [5/31/18 10:26:45 AM] Jade#9876: "let me flip a coin" [5/31/18 10:26:54 AM] Tempest#5018: "Sure, **/r 1d2**" [5/31/18 10:26:58 AM] Jade#9876: "Dr. Gage it is" [5/31/18 10:27:05 AM] Tempest#5018: "Or, that. Okay." [5/31/18 10:27:07 AM] Jade#9876: "(just used a real penny)" [5/31/18 10:29:09 AM] Tempest#5018: "_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 not even sure what happened, but here you are now, 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._" [5/31/18 10:29:21 AM] Tempest#5018: "_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. ... Oh, and... it slowly dawns on you that you're wearing nothing under the bedsheets._" [5/31/18 10:34:25 AM] Jade#9876: "It's like waking up with a stack of weights at first...nothing seems to move right, everything is disorienting..

    • [Elaine]** Grah...what.. this a field hospital..?

She takes a few moments to orient herself before dazedly glancing up at the doctor, struggling to lift her arm up for what seems like the first time. She must have been out for a while...Rubbing at her eyes, she notices the lack of clothes and flushes deeply, seeming to sink deeper into the covers before posing a question

    • [Elaine]** H-Hey..where..what's the location? Where is everyone else, are they okay?

She asks in a worried tone." [5/31/18 10:35:28 AM] Tempest#5018: "**[Medic]** Good morning, miss Attwood. Glad to see you're among the living... again, technically speaking. 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?" [5/31/18 10:37:04 AM] Jade#9876: "She hesitates for a moment as she mulls over the question.

    • [Elaine]** Was uh...walkin' point.. out in the mazes, on patrol..found a guy then it was all blurry and loud.."

[5/31/18 10:40:36 AM] Tempest#5018: "_The good doctor remains silent at first, expression unchanging, simply scribbling notes on a notepad._

    • [Medic]** Memories and thought processes seem to be all good... Well, first, I should explain a few things. I know it's a lot of information all at once, but it must be said."

[5/31/18 10:41:38 AM] Tempest#5018: "**[Medic]** First of all, let me introduce myself. I am Dr. Philip Gage, head of this facility, here in the town of Arnett. You are now in the realm of the Mazes, and you are what inhabitants may refer to as an _otherworlder_, as you're not native to this place. Anything you might remember may, unfortunately, not be relevant anymore." [5/31/18 10:44:06 AM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** Er...scuse me? I've lived in here my whole life, ah know quite well what this place is. This ain't uh..some sort of practical joke is it?

  • She laughs nervously, glancing up to the doctor,, though she seems to only be met with a deadpan expression.*"

[5/31/18 10:46:58 AM] Tempest#5018: "_More scribbling occurs. The doctor seems ever so slightly perplexed._" [5/31/18 10:47:54 AM] Tempest#5018: "**[Dr. Gage]** Are you, really?" [5/31/18 10:49:04 AM] Jade#9876: "*She looks down at her hands as he scribbles, wiggling her fingers before glancing up and nodding.*

    • [Elaine]** I was born in Ventis, sir."

[5/31/18 10:49:42 AM] Tempest#5018: "**[Dr. Gage]** Okay... And would you care to tell me about your occupation? If you remember, of course." [5/31/18 10:52:09 AM] Jade#9876: "*A faint smile crawls up to her lips as she manages to sit up, holding the sheets, continuously covering herself up.*

    • [Elaine]** Mmph...clothes would be a appreciated...but ah.. I'm a private in the Military. Joined up after..well some things happened and got myself kicked out, but heh..Went up to Baxter and signed right up."

[5/31/18 10:52:51 AM] Tempest#5018: "**[Dr. Gage]** So you are saying that you were a soldier with the Regular Forces 2nd Company?..." [5/31/18 10:53:11 AM] Tempest#5018: "**[Dr. Gage]** What is your birthyear?" [5/31/18 10:55:24 AM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** 684, sir." [5/31/18 10:56:15 AM] Tempest#5018: "**[Dr. Gage]** Give me a moment. I'm going to make a couple of searches in the databases... In the meantime, get dressed up and equipped, I've brought equipment and clothes in the crate next to the door." [5/31/18 10:56:39 AM] Tempest#5018: "_The doctor walks out of the door, with a bit of a tense, fast gait - someone who's trying to keep his composure but who is, internally, shocked._" [5/31/18 10:58:53 AM] Jade#9876: "*If he's surprised, Elaine doesn't notice. As he walks out, she hurriedly goes for the door, shutting it after him before taking a deep breath and nodding to herself. Turning to face the crate, she crouches down and opens it up, quickly putting on the clothes, followed by examining the rest of the equipment.

    • [Elaine]** Hrm.. This doesn't look standard issue.. I'll have to talk with CO about this I guess...

With a dejected sigh, she starts to put on her vest." [5/31/18 10:59:46 AM] Tempest#5018: "_That's a lot less equipment than what you had during service... IF that's even true. The seed of doubt in your mind is planted._" [5/31/18 10:59:58 AM] Tempest#5018: "_But before you can think about it too much, Gage returns._" [5/31/18 11:01:30 AM] Tempest#5018: "**[Dr. Gage]** ... er, well... I have bad news, Miss Attwood... Your name... doesn't show up on the databases. No-one by that name was born in Ventis in 684, and the military records do not have any recollection of any Private Attwood from that time period... There was a Private James Attwood from four hundred years ago, but that's probably not you or related to you..." [5/31/18 11:04:41 AM] Jade#9876: "*Blinking for a moment, Elaine slowly rises up to her feet, crossing her arms. She looks perplexed, her eyebrow raised as she looks over at the doctor before an incredulous chuckle escapes her.*

    • [Elaine]** Y-you sure? Y'all lookin' in the right sorta database? Ah mean, maybe what ah did was so bad that mother had me disowned and scrubbed or somethin' ehehe.."
  • Her laughter trails off as she stares at the doctor with a clearly worried expression. It was her turn to be shocked."

[5/31/18 11:05:48 AM] Tempest#5018: "**[Dr. Gage]** In any case... I have a message for you from my boss, the Administrator... If you would please turn to the television over there." [5/31/18 11:06:35 AM] Jade#9876: "*Still worried, she swivels her head to the television, then back to the doctor, before situating back on the television*" [5/31/18 11:07:03 AM] 迅轟 蛇塚#5469: "_The TV is turned on, and on it, the face of yours truly, the Administrator, Hebizuka (as a subtitle helpfully informs), appears._" [5/31/18 11:07:12 AM] 迅轟 蛇塚#5469: ""Hello! I am Hebizuka, sometimes referred to as the Administrator. If you are receiving this message, then congratulations! **You** have been chosen!"" [5/31/18 11:08:01 AM] 迅轟 蛇塚#5469: ""Now, you may wonder what you're doing here, or even how and why you're still alive. Don't concern yourself too much with these details - the important things are that we, that is, myself and the good doctor beside you, are responsible for bringing you back from the dead, and that we brought you here. There may be the tiny unimportant 'otherworlder' detail that may or may not be wrong, but like I said, don't worry about that."" [5/31/18 11:09:08 AM] 迅轟 蛇塚#5469: ""What is certain, however, is that you are what I refer to as the **Contestant**. In exchange for this second chance at life, I want you to do something for me. There are four ancient artifacts scattered all across the Mazes, and it is your job, as Contestant, to gather all four. If you do this for me, I will be able to bring you back home, safe, sound, and **alive** - well. Unless, of course, you already feel that you're home. In which case there are plenty of other things that I can do for you in exchange. _<cough>_ Anyway!"" [5/31/18 11:09:43 AM] 迅轟 蛇塚#5469: ""These artifacts are called the **Cardinal Amulets**. If you're really from our world, you should know already what they are. And that's all you need to know. The rest, you must figure out yourself! Good luck, and stay safe out there!"" [5/31/18 11:09:56 AM] 迅轟 蛇塚#5469: "_<Message end>_" [5/31/18 11:14:55 AM] Jade#9876: "*Watching the screen, the warning lights seem to be going off in her head as the message continues onwards, turning between the doctor and the screen several times more.*

    • [Elaine]** D-Dead? Dead, y-you didn't mention that? I'm dead? Is this heaven? O-O-Or hell? And what d'you mean b-by otherworlders now that ah thinkin' on it. Wh-wh..
  • She trails off, taking some deep breaths and leaning back on the bed, one hand gripping the sheets whilst another tugs up and down on one of the pouches on the vest, the sound of ripping velcro audibly filling the room.*
    • [Elaine]** What kinda joke are you all playin'? C-c-cuz it ain't all that funny.."

[5/31/18 11:15:39 AM] Tempest#5018: "**[Dr. Gage]** Well, not dead _anymore_. We've made sure of that. Anyways, you have received the information and the equipment you were intended to receive. Now, if you would please follow me outside..." [5/31/18 11:18:47 AM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** Ah don't 'xactly feel that ah should, all things considered..

  • Her hand has since travelled from the pouches to the rifle itself as she thumbs the selector switch. Safe, semi, safe, semi, auto, semi, safe, semi..*"

[5/31/18 11:24:10 AM] Tempest#5018: "**[Dr. Gage]** _Please._ You need to follow me outside." [5/31/18 11:24:26 AM] Tempest#5018: "_He'll wait for you to make a decision. Unless, of course, you have another plan._" [5/31/18 11:27:12 AM] Jade#9876: "*And so the two stand, staring at each other like when a player goes afk. After half a minute, she sighs dejectedly, flipping the switch back to safe before starting to follow the Doctor outside" [5/31/18 11:31:34 AM] Tempest#5018: "_You're swiftly escorted out of the laboratory, and into the Social Square Center of Arnett. Have you ever visited Arnett before? Well, perhaps you have, or you haven't, but at least, the town layout is familiar to you (as it is similar in all towns)._" [5/31/18 11:32:01 AM] Tempest#5018: "**[Dr. Gage]** This is where I bid you goodbye, and good luck. I'd give you advice, but I think you know your way around already..." [5/31/18 11:33:24 AM] Jade#9876: "*Looking around the town, the private slowly nods...*

    • [Elaine]** Yer..leavin' me with quite a number o' unanswered questions, either way."

[5/31/18 11:33:54 AM] Tempest#5018: "(( Pause." [5/31/18 11:34:09 AM] Tempest#5018: "(( I had an idea, but if you'll give me a bit of time, I'll explain in detail in a few mins." [5/31/18 11:34:18 AM] Jade#9876: "(Sure :>)" [5/31/18 11:44:58 AM] Tempest#5018: "I'm offering you the possibility to do a bit of an early game skip. If you choose to, you may start with M03 and S1-1 already completed. M03 completed means you have no need to travel to Semitas to learn about the Amulets, I assume you already know about them. It also means you can immediately start doing hiring bureau sidequests, and S1-1 being cleared means no need to do a combat tutorial, since you already know how to play." [5/31/18 11:45:27 AM] Tempest#5018: "The only cost, of course, is not getting the rewards for these quests, but I'm considering that it's an acceptable price to pay for the sake of speed. And you have your packages waiting for you as well." [5/31/18 11:49:04 AM] Jade#9876: "Sounds good. Living in the Mazes her whole life (especially in an angelic town), she would know the legend of the amulets fairly well. Being in the military, she would already have sufficient shooting experience." [5/31/18 11:51:15 AM] Tempest#5018: "OK! Applying all of the changes right away." [5/31/18 11:51:30 AM] Tempest#5018: "_Main quest M03: Take the Long Way Home - Completed!_" [5/31/18 11:51:40 AM] Tempest#5018: "_Sidequest S1-1: Back to Basics - Completed!_" [5/31/18 11:51:44 AM] Tempest#5018: "_Please wait just a bit more..._" [5/31/18 11:55:21 AM] Tempest#5018: "_Alright! All that's left for you to do is to visit the hiring bureau._" [5/31/18 11:57:05 AM] Jade#9876: "*But Elaine is already with the military. Er...hrm. That guy's database search didn't exactly pull anything up at all..She'll have to check that when she gets the chance. For now, Elaine takes a look around Arnett. She's never been over here.*" [5/31/18 11:58:35 AM] Jade#9876: "*She looks around for a map*" [5/31/18 11:58:45 AM] Tempest#5018: "_It's a small town, to say the least, which hardly sees any visitors, given its remote position on the map. The easternmost town of the Eastern Zone, in fact. The town map is right here:_" [5/31/18 11:59:10 AM] Tempest#5018: "< Arnett - Town map > Food production: Hydroponics and cloning farm Water production: UA water recycling unit Residential areas: 3 (HR1 Bunkdorms, HR2 Dormitories, HR3 Double beds) + Hotel

   The hotel is called East Point Hotel.

Social square facilities: Bank, Hiring bureau, Bar, Restaurant [Diner], Takeout stand, Shooting range, Library

   The bar in E4 is called The Bolt Face.
   The diner in E7 is called Bill’s Burgers.

Shops: 3 individual (Gun shop, Clothing shop, Forge) Special facility: Laboratory (GT - Biotech/Genetics) Other facilities: Generator, Hospital, Town Hall" [5/31/18 12:02:26 PM] Jade#9876: "*Taking stock of the various facilities and locations in the town, the private begins to make her way for the hiring bureau. Maybe...maybe the hospital systems were faulty. The Hiring Bureau no doubt has far more extensive lists and information on databases that she can access. Right?*" [5/31/18 12:05:05 PM] Tempest#5018: "_It might! You head to the hiring bureau, a mere 3 rooms away._

    • [Arnett - Hiring bureau]**

_ A tired-looking fellow is at the desk, in front of a computer, and several empty cups of coffee. He looks like he's had a short night._" [5/31/18 12:07:27 PM] Jade#9876: "**[Nagisa]** Look like you could really use some rest, yeah?

  • She asks as she approaches, having slung the AR on her shoulder as she came up to the hiring bureau. She looks around the room. Not too different from any other hiring bureau in the mazes, so no reason to not be able to pull her up.*"

[5/31/18 12:07:59 PM] Jade#9876: "(Elaine, not Nagisa*)" [5/31/18 12:14:59 PM] Tempest#5018: "(( Freudian slip" [5/31/18 12:15:06 PM] Tempest#5018: "(( You can edit your own posts now, logger will see it" [5/31/18 12:18:33 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Hirer]** Oh, tell me about it, I thought I was up for the night shift today, but instead it's the day shift... I just woke up... 3 hours of sleep, 12 coffees! It's insanity! Now, what can I do for you?" [5/31/18 12:21:06 PM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** Ah, right, ah was wonderin' if ye could pull me up in the database. Guessin' the hospital don't have as large a database compiled as you all would. My name is Elaine Attwood, I'm a Private in the Military.

  • She says with a faint smile*"

[5/31/18 1:11:03 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Hirer]** ... Mm, nope, sorry. You're new in my system. Might not want to call yourself a private if it doesn't say you're military or retired military, ma'am. They don't take that kindly!" [5/31/18 1:12:23 PM] Jade#9876: "*She actually glares at the hirer*" [5/31/18 1:12:28 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Hirer]** I can, however, give you a couple jobs. I got a concerned citizen in Elkins who needs help with critters invading his town, and I've got the dude at the diner here in Arnett, who wants help with something else, didn't say what, but he did say he'll pay in more than just money. Huntin' and butcherin' lessons, it seems." [5/31/18 1:16:04 PM] Jade#9876: "*Sighing dejectedly, she nods and slowly flicks the fire selector between safe and semi once more, nodding slowly.*

    • [Elaine]** Sure, sure, that sounds fairly useful.. And hon, ah think ah know that, bein' military meself. Anyway, I suppose I'll..take those up..
  • She sighs, calming herself down, though she seems a bit tense still*"

[5/31/18 1:16:35 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Sidequests S1-2 (What's Left of a Small Town) and S1-3 (Come a Huntin' Man) activated._" [5/31/18 1:16:50 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Hirer]** By the way, have you heard about all of these adventurers going to Joliet Sector lately?" [5/31/18 1:18:27 PM] Tempest#5018: "_S1-2 objective 1: Go to Elkins, and meet with the concerned citizen_" [5/31/18 1:18:42 PM] Tempest#5018: "_S1-3 objective 1: Go to Arnett's Diner, and meet with the chef_" [5/31/18 1:19:20 PM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** No, can't say ah have. Somethin' big goin' on? Youkai or such?" [5/31/18 1:22:55 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Hirer]** Unsure, think there's something big happening in the area. Some sort of big treasure, some are saying it might even be an Amulet, like those in the Angelic prophecy things, yknow? Whatever it is, it's drawing people there. You might want to check out in Joliet Sector, if that's of any interest to you." [5/31/18 1:23:07 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Main quest M04: The Power to Begin Again_" [5/31/18 1:23:22 PM] Tempest#5018: "_M04 objective 1: Go to Joliet Sector, and ask locals for information regarding the Cardinal Amulet_" [5/31/18 1:24:34 PM] Jade#9876: "(brb for a mo)" [5/31/18 1:38:06 PM] Jade#9876: "*Amulet huh... Keep that in mind.., the private ponders to herself. Sitting up, she moves a couple strands of hair from her face before nodding, smiling once more. "Thanks, I'll keep all of that in mind." she tells him." [5/31/18 1:38:25 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Hirer]** Alright, stay safe out there. Oh... One more thing." [5/31/18 1:39:01 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Hirer]** A few packages have been delivered to the item vault, to the bank account at your name. You might wanna check the bank out before you go." [5/31/18 1:39:58 PM] Jade#9876: "*this surprises her a bit. Maybe it'd shed some light on the situation for her..*

    • [Elaine]** Thanks for the heads up, ah'll go take a look in a bit, then."

[5/31/18 1:42:55 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Hirer]** Aight! Take care, stay safe!" [5/31/18 1:45:37 PM] Tempest#5018: "_To the bank now?_" [5/31/18 1:45:50 PM] Jade#9876: "Yessir" [5/31/18 1:46:48 PM] Tempest#5018: "_3 more rooms later..._

    • [Arnett - Bank]**

_A bank office, with a big vault door in the back. The room is staffed by a banker, affaired at his desk, and guarded by three Town Security officers._" [5/31/18 1:49:31 PM] Jade#9876: "*With the AR-18 shouldered once more, Elaine enters the bank. It's not exactly extravagant, but she supposes it wouldn't need to be for a small town like this. Eyeing the guards for a moment, she slowly approaches the banker.*

    • [Elaine]** Hello sir, heard that some things might've been waitin' for me. My name's Elaine Attwood."

[5/31/18 1:55:25 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Banker]** ...Attmann... Attnogg... Attwood. Yes, hello. An account has been opened for you - though no money was deposited, a substantial amount of packages were donated to you by an anonymous person. They are currently held in storage, are you here to withdraw the objects?" [5/31/18 1:56:16 PM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** Er...you wouldn't happen to know anythin' at all 'bout the depositor, no..?" [5/31/18 1:58:32 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Banker]** _<Sassy>_ ...As I said, this is an anonymous person." [5/31/18 1:59:33 PM] Jade#9876: "*The soldier nods and sighs*

    • [Elaine]** Sorry, sorry.. uh, I suppose I'll withdraw those objects then."

[5/31/18 2:01:11 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Typitty type type... the banker seems to order something over the computer._" [5/31/18 2:01:34 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Banker]** Okay, a request to deliver these by courier to our vault has been sent. Your packages should be here within... Five hours." [5/31/18 2:01:46 PM] Tempest#5018: "_The time is 8 AM - your items will be delivered at 1 PM._" [5/31/18 2:02:35 PM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** Alright...oh, sorry, would you happen to know where the nearest military installation is?" [5/31/18 2:03:16 PM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** I was stationed over in Central and don't quite know all the bases 'round here" [5/31/18 2:03:29 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Banker]** The nearest m- ... Out here? There isn't any military towns in the Eastern Zone, ma'am!" [5/31/18 2:04:21 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Banker]** I would _suppose_ the closest would be in the Southern Zone, but you're traveling far and away to find a military town, that's for sure." [5/31/18 2:05:24 PM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** Ah.. well, thank you for the info either way. I'll be back when I can." [5/31/18 2:05:44 PM] Jade#9876: "(Can we mark personal quests down?)" [5/31/18 2:07:28 PM] Tempest#5018: "(( Of course." [5/31/18 2:07:52 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Five hours to kill until your items are delivered. And you have 450 P$ to spend, as well..._" [5/31/18 2:08:01 PM] Tempest#5018: "_How you decide to spend the next five hours is up to you._" [5/31/18 2:09:07 PM] Jade#9876: "*Elaine guesses she'll hit up the gun range. She wants to see how well she can shoot after...well whatever happened happened. That doctor was really vague.*" [5/31/18 2:22:35 PM] Tempest#5018: "_You traveled 7 rooms to the local shooting range..._

    • [Arnett - Shooting range - Lobby]**

_At this early hour in the morning, there is no-one waiting in the lobby, which is mostly just a waiting room with comfortable seats, gun rags, posters advertising for firearm and ammunition products, and a clock, which still says 8 AM._" [5/31/18 2:22:47 PM] Tempest#5018: "_To the north, the rental shop, and further north, the shooting lanes proper._" [5/31/18 2:23:40 PM] Jade#9876: "*Does Elaine happen to notice an RO or someone that would allow her to get on to the range?" [5/31/18 2:23:52 PM] Tempest#5018: "_None in this room; but try the rental shop._" [5/31/18 2:24:58 PM] Jade#9876: "*Taking a few tentative steps through, Elaine glances around the room, running her hand along one of the plush seats before noticing the open door, making her way through towards it. Knocking in the doorframe, she takes a step into the shop*" [5/31/18 2:28:45 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Shooting range - Rental shop]**" [5/31/18 2:29:24 PM] Tempest#5018: "_The rangemaster is present, and she looks like her day has just started, with a cup of coffee on the desk, and the radio playing faint driving rock music._" [5/31/18 2:34:09 PM] Jade#9876: "*Waving for a moment, Elaine approaches the rangemaster, looking over at the firearms in stock behind her. She'll be focusing on her own though, an AR18. N9t exactly what she would have chosen, but a nice piece nonetheless.*

    • [Elaine]** H-hello, Miss. Ah know it's a bit early, but was wonderin' if you all were open. Jus' got out of the hospital and want to make sure I can still shoot straight."

[5/31/18 2:37:17 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Rangemaster]** Sure, we're open. Sorry to hear you got hurt, lass. 10 P$ entry fee, valid 'til you leave. And I've got a selection of rental guns for you to try out, unless you got your own steel and lead to shoot." [5/31/18 2:40:37 PM] Jade#9876: "*She lets out a soft, albeit somewhat nervous chuckle.*

    • [Elaine]** It's fine... I think. Either way uh.. y'all sell 5.56, right? Might need to buy some down the line."

[5/31/18 2:41:52 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Elaine]** Only for rental use, sorry. You want to check out the gun shop if it's for yer personal use." [5/31/18 2:43:05 PM] Jade#9876: "(Change that to Rangemaster)" [5/31/18 2:43:50 PM] Tempest#5018: "(( hurk, sorry" [5/31/18 2:43:58 PM] Tempest#5018: "(( 1-1 :p" [5/31/18 2:44:27 PM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** Ah, got it. Well, that's fine then.

  • She reaches into the money pouch that had been stowed in the crate, opening it up and placing 10 brass coins onto the counter for the RO*"

[5/31/18 2:46:41 PM] Tempest#5018: "Money pouch: 440 P$ (45 Copper, 140 Brass, 150 Cunny), 3.8 /20" [5/31/18 2:46:56 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Rangemaster]** Thank ya kindly. You all good, bringing your own stuff?" [5/31/18 2:48:36 PM] Jade#9876: "*She rolls her shoulder, the AR bobbing up before resting back, giving her a smile and a nod. As soon as she's allowed, she heads out onto the range.*" [5/31/18 2:51:18 PM] Tempest#5018: "_You move up one room north, into one of the shooting lane rooms._" [5/31/18 2:54:05 PM] Jade#9876: "*Making her way into the shooting booth, the soldier starts with unslinging her AR and placing it down on the table. She removes the other two magazines from her rig and does the same; sixty rounds between three magazines. Good enough for a baseline test. Leaving the two mags on the table, she looks to the target (if there is one)*" [5/31/18 2:57:20 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Do you wish to play an actual target shooting minigame, or short-form training for the sake of training points?_" [5/31/18 2:57:53 PM] Jade#9876: "*Maybe some other time. Short form training :>*" [5/31/18 2:58:52 PM] Tempest#5018: "OK. Which combat skill do you want to train? (Semi rifle or auto rifle)" [5/31/18 2:59:13 PM] Tempest#5018: "(( I know it really doesn't matter but ..." [5/31/18 2:59:44 PM] Jade#9876: "(Yeah, it doesn't matter in the end, but this is to assure Elaine she can still do shit :>)" [5/31/18 3:00:30 PM] Jade#9876: "*Pulling her AR-18 up, she rests her cheek against the butt and flicks the selector to semi*" [5/31/18 3:04:29 PM] Tempest#5018: "AR-18, semi-auto rifle skill training. How many magazines do you want to burn today?" [5/31/18 3:05:18 PM] Jade#9876: "Two for semi auto" [5/31/18 3:07:08 PM] Tempest#5018: "Alright. Please wait, while Elaine trains!..." [5/31/18 3:10:07 PM] Tempest#5018: "Training session

   Skill: Semi-auto rifle
   Current skill level: Skilled (250 /250 TP)
   Weapon: Armalite AR-18 (personal)
   Magazines: 2 (personal)
   Turns spent: 4 
   Time spent: 20 minutes
   Shots fired: 40


E-ranks: 0 D-ranks: 0 C-ranks: 1 - 3 TP B-ranks: 1 - 5 TP A-ranks: 0

Total training points earned: 8 TP Current Semi-auto rifle TP: 250 /250 (maxed out)" [5/31/18 3:10:46 PM] Jade#9876: "Sad!" [5/31/18 3:10:56 PM] Tempest#5018: "_You emptied two of your three magazines, and made a satisfactory performance, slightly above average._" [5/31/18 3:11:26 PM] Tempest#5018: "_With a hit rate of roughly 56%._" [5/31/18 3:11:52 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Or in other words, you hit the target 22 times._" [5/31/18 3:12:20 PM] Tempest#5018: "_You still have one full magazine to go... and 50 loose rounds in the vest._" [5/31/18 3:13:48 PM] Jade#9876: "She starts by reloading those two magazines" [5/31/18 3:34:44 PM] Jade#9876: "*reloadiing*" [5/31/18 3:36:26 PM] Tempest#5018: "_You'll have to sit down, and spend 14 turns to reload two magazines each with 20 rounds. This will leave you with only 10 rounds of 5.56 FMJ. Confirm?_" [5/31/18 3:36:34 PM] Jade#9876: "Yis" [5/31/18 4:04:26 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Reload complete!_" [5/31/18 4:04:30 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Did you want to keep training?_" [5/31/18 4:05:12 PM] Jade#9876: "Full auto time boi" [5/31/18 4:05:34 PM] Jade#9876: "(consider that message OOC)" [5/31/18 4:05:45 PM] Jade#9876: "*She flicks the selector to auto*" [5/31/18 4:07:47 PM] Tempest#5018: "3 mags of full auto training this time?" [5/31/18 4:07:59 PM] Tempest#5018: "Or just 2?" [5/31/18 4:09:03 PM] Jade#9876: "dos" [5/31/18 4:12:12 PM] Tempest#5018: "Training

   Skill: Automatic rifle
   Current skill level: Skilled (250 /250 TP)
   Weapon: Armalite AR-18 (personal)
   Magazines: 1
   Turns spent: 2 
   Time spent: 10 minutes
   Shots fired: 20


E-ranks: 0 D-ranks: 0 C-ranks: 1 - 3 TP B-ranks: 1 - 5 TP A-ranks: 0

Total training points earned: 8 TP Current Semi-auto rifle TP: 250 /250 (maxed out)" [5/31/18 4:12:28 PM] Tempest#5018: "_You did sliiiightly better in terms of hit rate, but the score is the same._" [5/31/18 4:12:43 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Well, at least you can shoot. But you've got only one full magazine left, now, and only 10 rounds to go._" [5/31/18 4:18:44 PM] Tempest#5018: "_The two magazines in Tactical Vest/Ammunition 1 are now empty of ammunition, feel free to edit your sheet._" [5/31/18 4:21:23 PM] Jade#9876: "*Taking a deep breath, she puts the AR down on the table. Wispy, white smoke seems to rise up from the rifle as she puts the magazines back into her vest, inserting the fresh into the rifle.*" [5/31/18 4:24:13 PM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** Well that's decent enough...Halsey would probably laugh.." [5/31/18 4:25:49 PM] Tempest#5018: "_I'm considering you already loaded your last magazine and that it's now at 19 +1 /20._" [5/31/18 4:25:56 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Just so you know, not making you burn extra time for that._" [5/31/18 4:26:14 PM] Jade#9876: "*nodnod*" [5/31/18 4:29:31 PM] Jade#9876: "*After giving the Rangemaster a thank you and another wave, she heads for the gun store. Her aim seems sufficient enough." [5/31/18 4:56:18 PM] Tempest#5018: "_6 rooms later, and you made it to the local gun shop!_

    • [Arnett - Gun shop]**

_The local clock says 8:40 AM - you did spend a bit of time at the range, but nowhere near enough for the couriers to have delivered your stuff. Nevertheless, here you are! Not a single other customer in sight, though._" [5/31/18 4:59:51 PM] Jade#9876: "*As she enters the small gun shop, her eyes flitter about, glancing over from side to side. While she's not interested in purchasing a firearm at the moment, they do give nice eye candy as she enters. Making her way up to the counter, she hails the shopkeep, a thin smile on her lips*" [5/31/18 5:00:31 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Shop owner]** Good morning, missus. What can I do for you?" [5/31/18 5:02:48 PM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** Hello sir, I was wondering if you had some 5.56 ammunition on hand...oh, and if you had AR-18 compatible magazines, that'd be delightful" [5/31/18 5:04:22 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Shop owner]** I'll check what I've got in store." [5/31/18 5:04:49 PM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** Take your time sir" [5/31/18 5:14:18 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Shop owner]** I'm terribly sorry, but I'm completely sold out on 5.56 - no rifles, magazines, ammo, at all." [5/31/18 5:20:41 PM] Jade#9876: "*Elaine just smiles and nods, shouldering her AR up a bit.*

    • [Elaine]** Well, that's perfectly fine. I'm sure it's hard getting stock in a town that's on the edge of the world, but you'll get new stock soon enough.
  • With a pleasant smile on her face, she turns and heads to the door*"

[5/31/18 5:23:22 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Shop owner]** Come back tomorrow! That's when I'll get new stock, hopefully." [5/31/18 5:23:28 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Where are you going next?_" [5/31/18 5:24:43 PM] Jade#9876: "*Hmm...well, that person at the restaurant does need help..it's going to be a long way to the nearest military base, so it would probably be best to get as much money as possible before heading out. Mulling it over, Elaine will make her way to the restaurant to see what kind of work they need done.*" [5/31/18 5:25:58 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Nine rooms later, you find yourself at Bill's Burgers, the local diner._

    • [Arnett - Diner]**

_Not a soul, besides the waitress, and presumably, the owner, Bill Pickens, in the kitchen. Said waitress is essentially waiting for the first customers to show up, looking a little bored._" [5/31/18 5:28:30 PM] Jade#9876: "*Peeking her head in, she makes her way for the waitress, a smile still splayed across her lips.*

    • [Elaine]** Hello... *she scans for a nametag, though can't seem to find one* Miss, I was told there was some work that needed done over here?"

[5/31/18 5:32:41 PM] Tempest#5018: "_She didn't have one, and is wondering why you're so focused on her left breast._" [5/31/18 5:32:57 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Waitress]** Oh, you must be the contractor! Go see Mr Pickens, he's in the kitchen. It's the door over there!" [5/31/18 5:35:38 PM] Jade#9876: "*It's not like she was staring for more than a second or two anyway. She's not trying to put that idea out there.*

    • [Elaine]** Mr. Pickens? Hmm. Okay, thank you, Miss. Have a good day.
  • She gives her a courteous smile and heads on towards the kitchen.*"

[5/31/18 5:38:22 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Bill Pickens himself is busy cleaning the fryers. It's a slow morning, after all._" [5/31/18 5:41:17 PM] Jade#9876: "*Her eyes dart around for a moment, taking in the doors, cooking utensils and supplies, and of course Pickens himself.*

    • [Elaine]** Hmm..always thought 'bout openin' a restaurant up when I was younger.."

[5/31/18 5:42:55 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Bill]** Don't do that! It's a hell of a job, and it's hard work, and you'd be my competitor!" [5/31/18 5:43:13 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Bill]** HAH! No, I'm joking, you do whatever you like of course. Hello, Bill Pickens, owner of this fine establishment. What can I do for you?" [5/31/18 5:44:56 PM] Jade#9876: "*Grinning, a soft chuckle escapes her as she takes a couple steps towards the cook*

    • [Elaine]** My name's Elaine, Elaine Attwood. Was told that you needed some work done or such?"

[5/31/18 5:45:43 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Bill]** Ah, you must be the contractor I asked for? Yes, I do need help, in fact. Managing this place all on my lonesome is a great fucking job, and I love it and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else, but it comes with drawbacks. Because I frequently have to cook and serve clients, and the only help I have for doing so is my waitress and my dishwasher in the back, I often end up running really low on supplies – particularly meat." [5/31/18 5:45:54 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Bill]** It’s a goddamn pain, lemme tell you! I often find myself with very little time to go and buy raw meat from suppliers and local farms! My workload has been so heavy lately that I’ve simply not been able to get any more, which brings us to my current situation." [5/31/18 5:46:06 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Bill]** My request is very simple. I want you to go out in the UA, hunt and butcher any critters you can find, and bring me at least 20 units of meat. I’ll provide you with the supplies to do it if you don’t have them yet. Since I really need the meat right now, I’ll pay you double the standard rate – 20 P$ apiece, so at least 400 P$ guaranteed for you if you bring me the 20 pieces I ask for. Naturally if you bring me more, I’ll pay you more…" [5/31/18 5:48:40 PM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** Butchering..I can't say I've done too much of that before, don't exactly know how..Don't really get the chance to do much of cooking at all these days, let alone...cuttin' up some animals." [5/31/18 5:51:50 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Bill]** Perfect! Shall we start the lessons then?" [5/31/18 5:52:43 PM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** A-Ah oh...uh..sure, yeah, sure.

  • The soldier clearly looks a little bit queasy at the prospect.*"

[5/31/18 5:56:33 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Elaine is being taught the basics of hunting and butchering..._" [5/31/18 5:56:39 PM] Tempest#5018: "Do you need a refresher on hunting mechanics?" [5/31/18 5:57:21 PM] Jade#9876: "You just kill it and take the meat, and depending on how badly you damage it and where affects how much meat you reap" [5/31/18 5:59:04 PM] Tempest#5018: "Alright. Remember you need a melee weapon with the Butchering trait if you want meat." [5/31/18 5:59:09 PM] Tempest#5018: "Other than that, you got it." [5/31/18 5:59:34 PM] Jade#9876: "*yey*" [5/31/18 6:03:00 PM] Tempest#5018: "Your Hunting skill has been unlocked, and you're now Lv 1 - Unskilled." [5/31/18 6:05:16 PM] Jade#9876: "*Elaine knows how to hunt! Apparently...*

    • [Elaine]** You'd think there'd be more about trackin' or somethin', haha.""

[5/31/18 6:10:11 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Bill]** Oh, don't worry about tracking! In the UA, trouble comes to you!" [5/31/18 6:10:35 PM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** Don't I know.." [5/31/18 6:13:45 PM] Tempest#5018: "S1-3, objective 1 completed, and objecive 2 activated: Head into the Uncivilized Area and hunt creatures until you have 20 pieces of game meat in your inventory" [5/31/18 6:18:15 PM] Jade#9876: "*Crossing her arms, she looks up at the butcher, raising an eyebrow.*

    • [Elaine]** Well I know the fundamentals of it... but I don't quite have anything to actually...cut..the uh..Yeah."

[5/31/18 6:19:17 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Bill]** Oh! I can help you with that. Here, take this." [5/31/18 6:19:38 PM] Tempest#5018: "[Weapon] Class 5 Short - R2/Regular - Meat cleaver (Knife) - Slash (Sharp) - Steel - Butchering - Weight: 3 Condition: Brand new" [5/31/18 6:20:40 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Bill]** You can simply get meat from nearly any creature you see. (But try not to cut up actual people, haHA!)" [5/31/18 6:21:05 PM] Jade#9876: "(Rip Nagisa)" [5/31/18 6:21:09 PM] Jade#9876: "(She was gonna go so far)" [5/31/18 6:21:13 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Bill]** Though if you need a piece of advice, if you really want to get them faster and don't mind getting a bit dangerous, try taking a Deep route when traveling through the UA. That's where all the critters are." [5/31/18 6:21:28 PM] Tempest#5018: "_You may equip the meat cleaver in either Holster 1 or 2._" [5/31/18 6:22:49 PM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** Right... Our patrols don't tend to go that way in, so that's good to know.

  • She smiles to Bill as she takes up the cleaver, slipping it into her holster*"

[5/31/18 6:24:11 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Meat cleaver equipped in Holster 1!_" [5/31/18 6:24:26 PM] Tempest#5018: "**[Bill]** All right! Looking forward to see you come back with plenty of meat!" [5/31/18 6:25:40 PM] Jade#9876: "**[Elaine]** I'll certainly try. Shouldn't keep ya waitin', though maybe I'll give you a call if I do get that restaurant idea goin', haha.

  • She gives him a grin before she starts heading for the exit*"

[5/31/18 6:26:02 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Where to?_" [5/31/18 6:26:40 PM] Jade#9876: "*No use waiting around for five hours...four hours, correction. It would be nice to try heading up to Elkins, no?*" [5/31/18 6:32:14 PM] Tempest#5018: "_Heading for the town exit, then?_" [5/31/18 6:32:40 PM] Jade#9876: "Yessir" [5/31/18 6:37:06 PM] Tempest#5018: "_11 rooms later..._

    • [Arnett - Town gate]**

_There you are, at the last stop before the UA - or the first room of civilization, depends on which way you're going! You know the drill, and the possible directions ; Elkins, I-09, or Semitas._" [5/31/18 6:38:41 PM] Jade#9876: "*Only got one magazine..well, here goes, towards Elkins*" [5/31/18 6:41:01 PM] Tempest#5018: "Which route?" [5/31/18 6:45:18 PM] Jade#9876: "Start off with fast" [5/31/18 6:45:30 PM] Tempest#5018: "To Elkins, on the Fast route!" [5/31/18 6:45:33 PM] Tempest#5018: "...On the next episode!" [5/31/18 6:46:01 PM] Tempest#5018: "I'll determine the amount of rooms on the next episode." [5/31/18 7:14:18 PM] Tempest#5018: "[Session end ; Session #100]"