Log:V4 Session 125 (Meta, no ontology)

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[07-Oct-18 07:52 PM] Tempest#5018 [Session #125 ; Session start] _Welcome back to the Mazes, Reina. On the last session, you received a contract, sealed and marked for delivery from Lance "Chaosclaw" Austin, intended to Vivian Mossman-Meyer. So your currently active objective is to make that delivery._

Current stats: 2556 ntri (ok) / 702 wtr (hydrated) / 31.8% Fatigue (ok) / Stress 0.0% (low) 0 /10 tanuki balls

[07-Oct-18 07:54 PM] Twib#7809 I waaaaaant to open it, but frankly Vivian will probably tell me what it is anyways once I, you know, get there.

[07-Oct-18 07:55 PM] Tempest#5018 Probably! So now it's time to hoof it back to Ferland. So as a reminder, Station Delta is the closest tunnel entry.

[07-Oct-18 07:55 PM] Twib#7809 "So, quick question - once Vivian signs this thing, do I have to run back to you to make a copy?"

[07-Oct-18 07:55 PM] Tempest#5018 Not Lenox. :p

[07-Oct-18 07:55 PM] Twib#7809 "Or can we call you, send you something on Mazenet..."

[07-Oct-18 07:55 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Lance]** Well, no, since I already signed it. But there's a reason I'm doing this the old-fashioned way, and she'll know!

[07-Oct-18 07:58 PM] Twib#7809 "Alright. I hope I'll see you soon." To Lenox! Ah, screw it, I'll do Station Delta after all. My fatigue can take it.

[07-Oct-18 07:59 PM] Tempest#5018 Delta's closest! It will just make the tunnel run 22 hours.

[07-Oct-18 08:00 PM] Tempest#5018 _You leave Lance's workshop lobby, and cross the town all the way back to the entrance, walking 17 rooms to get there. You then prepare to skip travel to Station Delta..._ _You skip through 20 rooms, traveling for 1 hour and 40 minutes..._

[5:37 PM - Station Delta] _Late afternoon on an Earthsday! There are a few people coming and going out of town, but for the most part, it's as quiet as it usually is._ _You immediately make your way to the tunnel hatch room, just 5 rooms away._ Guessing you're going to Gehen, then Sigma -> Ferland ?

[07-Oct-18 08:08 PM] Twib#7809 Yes please!

[07-Oct-18 08:10 PM] Tempest#5018 _Down the hatch you go, and onwards for 22 hours!..._ It is a new day! Metalsday, Pentema 7, Year 704. The time is now 3:37 PM and you have reached Gehen, though not in a terribly healthy state.

[07-Oct-18 08:18 PM] Twib#7809 How's my Fatigue?

[07-Oct-18 08:18 PM] Tempest#5018 1814 ntri - OK 184 wtr - Dehydrated 61.2% Fatigue - Tired Dehydration: > Strength -20% > FT +1 > Pain sensitivity +10% _The only thing on your mind for the past few hours was "I need a drink"._

[07-Oct-18 08:19 PM] Twib#7809 Time to go to the bar for coooooffeeeeee

[07-Oct-18 08:20 PM] Tempest#5018 Club Abaddon or The Pit?

[07-Oct-18 08:24 PM] Twib#7809 The Pit, of cpurse!

[07-Oct-18 08:26 PM] Tempest#5018 _12 rooms later, you dragged yourself successfully to the quieter of the two bars in the Demonic capital. You look like a tired mess, which the dehydrated state certainly didn't help, but you made it straight to the bar counter room..._

[Gehen - The Pit - Bar counter] _Lots of patrons for a Metalsday afternoon; a few demonic, a few non-demonic. The barkeep is seen chatting with what appears to be a very disgruntled succubus at the counter._

    • [Succubus]** ...able, I'm telling you, it's total bullshit. I should have kicked his nuts into the Northern Zone!
    • [Barkeep]** Chill, chill. It's not going to help your ratings if you do that. Isn't he an important customer?

[07-Oct-18 08:27 PM] Twib#7809 "12 coffees, please. I need it in meeee."

[07-Oct-18 08:27 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Succubus]** Important customer my ass! There's nothing sexy about being shot in the ass! Even if it's rubber!

_The barkeep nodnods at you and lets you know it's 18 P$._

[07-Oct-18 08:29 PM] Twib#7809 18 Parallers it is! "So why did you get shot with rubber buck!

[07-Oct-18 08:31 PM] Tempest#5018 Money pouch: 3419.50 P$ - 18.48 /20 1616 Brass, 7 Cuni, 36 Silver, 9 Gold [Food] Beverage - Cup of coffee, black. 14 ntri, 48 wtr - Agility+1, Alertness increase for 10 turns, Fatigue -4.0%, Stress +0.4% - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 12]

    • [Succubus]** Yeah, that _bitch_. He had one of those, you know, those ridiculously huge revolvers that can shoot shotgun shells? Look, I don't care that he gives 2000 P$ to the sanctum every week or that he paid me 1500 P$ to do "whatever he liked", that's NOT what I had in mind!

_She reaches for a cup, which appears to be coffee, like yours._

    • [Succubus]** Freakin' asshole. I'm not being paid enough for this.

[07-Oct-18 08:35 PM] Twib#7809 "God, I know exactly how you feel. I had this limp dicked asshole who thought 1200 P$ was enough to suck his dick *while also protecting him through a dragon den.* All of Club Garica's really ruined it for the rest of us." "Had a cowboy hat, a six shooter, the whole nine yards. Worst day on the job in years."

[07-Oct-18 08:36 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Succubus]** Whaaaaat? Holy shit, those people are the worst. I swear to my bosses, what is it with rich people with revolvers?! More money than common sense, I tell you!

[07-Oct-18 08:43 PM] Twib#7809 "I have a revolver shotgun, but that's just because I have a gimmick going." Reina says, gesturing to all her guns. "It's just frustrating, finding someone who's actually worth the money they have, you know?" "You'd think with all the sex they paid for they'd have picked up *something* about pleasing a girl."

[07-Oct-18 08:45 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Succubus]** Yeah, exactly! It's like they don't -want- me to do my job. ... Say, it's not often I see youkai in the line of work. Pleasure to meet you, by the way.

_She clinks coffee cups with you - even if they're not really made out of a material that can be clinked._

[07-Oct-18 08:48 PM] Twib#7809 Reina clinks back, gently putting her breasts on display in the process. "I like human and demon cocks way harder than youkai. Reina Miyako-Knight, Contestant and holy prostitute. You?"

[07-Oct-18 08:53 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Succubus]** Medeia. Just one of hundreds of B-ranks at Hell Inc. I heard about you, you're the one who nailed a shrine maiden a while ago, right?

[07-Oct-18 08:58 PM] Twib#7809 "And nailed an auror a little while after, yeah. I'm just taking a little break right now, making some money before I atart going after anothwr Amulet. What's on your plate right now?"

[07-Oct-18 09:02 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Succubus]** _<Playful tone.>_ So it's you! I always thought what you did was pretty cool. You should cause more trouble someday!
    • [Succubus]** Right now? I'm going to request a break for the rest of the day, honestly.

[07-Oct-18 09:04 PM] Twib#7809 "Hahaha. I could use a break myself, after this. Any chance I can pay 1500 for a cuddle and a good time later?" Reina takes the time to really look at Medeia. What's she like?

[07-Oct-18 09:05 PM] Tempest#5018 _Medeia is like most members of her species; tall, generous dimensions, a pair of bat wings, bright red skin, red eyes, black hair, a minimal amount of black leather for clothes, and an arrow-shaped tail._

    • [Succubus]** Mmmh... I don't usually do requests, but, why not. Are you staying at the Manticore's Lodge, or somewhere else?

[07-Oct-18 09:09 PM] Twib#7809 Reina's definitely biting her lip right now, the desire obvious from every pore in her body. "I *can* stay in the Manticore's Lodge. Maybe let me take care of my current job, and we'll meet up in a suite in three or four days?"

[07-Oct-18 09:09 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Succubus]** Three or four days? Darn, I might be reassigned by then. You know how it is, bureaucratic bullshit and all that...

[07-Oct-18 09:12 PM] Twib#7809 "Damn, really? Mmmm. I can't give you up... Maybe one or two days, then? I need to head to Ferland and take care of a few things, and then I'll be right back to blow your mind."

[07-Oct-18 09:14 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Succubus]** Be quick, then! I'd like to see how they do it in the Northeast!

[07-Oct-18 09:19 PM] Twib#7809 "I'm dying to see if you girls fuck like your boys~" Reina fires back, before downing all of her coffee and getting back to work.

[07-Oct-18 09:23 PM] Tempest#5018 12 turns and 12 coffees later:

1910 ntri (OK), 712 wtr (Hydrated), 14.4% Fatigue (OK), 4.8% Stress (Low)

[07-Oct-18 09:26 PM] Twib#7809 Great, great. To Ferland Sector!

[07-Oct-18 09:30 PM] Tempest#5018 _11 rooms later, you are at the gap corridor, preparing to skip-travel to Station Sigma._ _13 rooms and 1 hour 5 minutes later..._

[4:42 PM - Station Sigma] Just passing thru?

[07-Oct-18 09:31 PM] Twib#7809 Yup. It's not the evening shift, so no point looking for Ash.

[07-Oct-18 09:32 PM] Tempest#5018 Still a little over 3 hours until evening shift, indeed. _You skip travel 20 rooms, and 1 hour 40 minutes..._ [6:22 PM - Ferland Sector]

[07-Oct-18 09:34 PM] Twib#7809 To Vivian, ASAP!

[07-Oct-18 09:36 PM] Tempest#5018 _You cross through the whole town to reach the Theoretical Physics Lab, walking a total of 25 rooms to reach the PA shop._ [Ferland Sector - Theoretical Physics ST Lab - NWL 2]

[07-Oct-18 09:38 PM] Twib#7809 "So the good news is that Lance is willing to work with you." "The bad news is that you need to sign a contract." Kerflop, package of legal papers.

[07-Oct-18 09:40 PM] Tempest#5018 _A surprised Vivian opens the envelope and starts reading the hastily typed contents._

    • [Vivian]** Oh... Lance. You old-school bastard... _<Amused chuckling.>_
    • [Vivian]** He sent me an old-school contract for science. He even added the little exclamation marks in front of each ‘For science’ in the contract… He’s always had a sense of theatrics. But, okay. If he sent you hoofing all the way from Raven City to deliver that to me in person, it means he’s serious about this, and he’ll help us out if I do as I say...
    • [Vivian]** Well… I guess I have no choice but to honor it. I’m in no hurry to repeat the mistakes in Roazon, and I certainly don’t want the Power Armor technology to be misused either.

_The contract is signed again, the empty spot at the end of the last page is filled with a decidedly more elegant signature than Chaosclaw's._ _She then reaches for a spare hard drive, plugs it into her work computer, and appears to initiate a massive, total backup of the entirety of her work files._

    • [Vivian]** Since we're doing this contract For Science... Here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to be transferring all of my files to this drive. Everything about Project Lambda, my own plans, designs, research documentation, everything needed to produce new Power Armor… It’s all going to be on there, and it will be encrypted and protected with a password. That password will be automatically cut in two halves; Lance will have the first half and I’ll have the second half.
    • [Vivian]** I’ll be writing a program so that if anything were to happen to me, it will automatically wipe my work machine of all of its data and send my half of the password to him. Likewise, he’ll likely have started writing his own end of the program, which will send me his half. This drive will be the only backup, and only us two combined, or one of us if something terrible happened, would be able to access what’s on it.

[07-Oct-18 09:45 PM] Twib#7809 "So this prevents anyone trying to collect and use the Power Armor technilogy for themselves?"

[07-Oct-18 09:45 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** That's basically the idea. Which leads us to the one last job I have for you...

_The computer goes bleep-bleep. "Transfer complete"._

    • [Vivian]** … Take this backup drive and deliver it somewhere safe and secluded. There is a warehousing facility in Ovis City; I own a small container in Warehouse 6. I’ll be calling the facility, tell them to expect you. When you get there, just mention that you’re here to deposit an item from me – make sure to mention my full name.

_Objective 7! The very definitely last one this time!_

[07-Oct-18 09:48 PM] Twib#7809 "Any chance you can at least get started on the Mark 2 while I do the run?" Jesus fuck am I glad I asked for 2 days for Medeia."

[07-Oct-18 09:50 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Well, when you'll be back, that will probably be under way, so yes, no worries to be had there. I'll get to work immediately. Just please get this drive to safety, okay?

[07-Oct-18 09:52 PM] Twib#7809 "That's fine with me." Where the heck is Ovis?

[07-Oct-18 09:54 PM] Tempest#5018 Ovis City is in the Northern Zone. The fastest way to get there is to get back to Gehen, ironically tunnel to Cloud Ten, the angelic capital, then Cloud Ten -> Gimrun -> Ovis.

[07-Oct-18 09:55 PM] Twib#7809 Weeeeelp.

[07-Oct-18 09:55 PM] Tempest#5018 Alternatively you can travel there without tunneling; Ferland -> I-20 -> I-16 -> Neo Khazrun -> Calfair Sector -> I-08 -> Ovis It -might- take less ingame time. since's it's more or less just straight north each time

[07-Oct-18 09:58 PM] Twib#7809 I am fine going to Gehen. It's simpler overall, I think.

[07-Oct-18 09:59 PM] Tempest#5018 [Key item] Vivian’s encrypted hard drive Alright then. 25 rooms once again to get back to the gap corridor...

[07-Oct-18 10:03 PM] Twib#7809 Let's walk aaaaaaaallll the waaaaay back.

[07-Oct-18 10:04 PM] Tempest#5018 It takes 13 rooms and 1 hour 5 minutes to travel to Station Sigma again, and since I'm guessing you're passing through again, you immediately skip to Gehen once more, traveling 28 rooms and 2 hours 20 minutes... [9:47 PM - Gehen] 1775 ntri (OK) / 577 wtr (OK) / 25.4% Fatigue (OK)

[07-Oct-18 10:06 PM] Twib#7809 God, all I do these days is walk. If suuuucks. How long is the walk to Cloud Ten?

[07-Oct-18 10:07 PM] Tempest#5018 22 hours.

[07-Oct-18 10:07 PM] Twib#7809 Because I might need to - uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh.

[07-Oct-18 10:07 PM] Tempest#5018 I'd suggest a pit stop for water at least.

[07-Oct-18 10:07 PM] Twib#7809 Yeah, I'm going to stop at the Pit.

[07-Oct-18 10:07 PM] Tempest#5018 A literal pit stop

[07-Oct-18 10:10 PM] Twib#7809 Yuuuup.

[07-Oct-18 10:12 PM] Tempest#5018 Once again, 11 rooms to the Pit's counter room... [Gehen - The Pit - Bar counter] _The barkeep isn't the same, and Medeia appears to be gone._ _There are even more patrons than before. It's the evening, after all._

[07-Oct-18 10:14 PM] Twib#7809 "2 coffees, and 4 waters, please?"

[07-Oct-18 10:14 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Barkeep]** Comin' rrrrrroight up. That'll be seven bucks.

[07-Oct-18 10:18 PM] Twib#7809 Seven brass it is!

[07-Oct-18 10:19 PM] Tempest#5018 Money pouch: 3412.50 P$ - 18.41 /20 1609 Brass, 7 Cuni, 36 Silver, 9 Gold [Food] Beverage - Cup of coffee, black. 14 ntri, 48 wtr - Agility+1, Alertness increase for 10 turns, Fatigue -4.0%, Stress +0.4% - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 2] [Food] Beverage - Bottle of mineral water. 0 ntri, 169 wtr - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 4]

[07-Oct-18 10:19 PM] Twib#7809 I'll guzzle it all down, and then make it to Cloud 10.

[07-Oct-18 10:19 PM] Tempest#5018 The coffee will push you to Moderate stress. That still OK?

[07-Oct-18 10:22 PM] Twib#7809 In that case, juuust the water. I'll keep the coffee on me for noe.

[07-Oct-18 10:24 PM] Tempest#5018 _You spent a turn to add the coffees to your inventory, and four turns to drink the water._

Black coffees in the inventory: 3

[Item] Empty plastic bottle. It might have contained a drink at some point, but now it's empty. Can be refilled. - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 4] _Do you want the empty bottles as well?_ Hydration is at 1237 wtr.

[07-Oct-18 10:28 PM] Twib#7809 Nah, it's fine. I'll leave them here and *now* head to Cloud Ten. 22 hour trip and back is 48 hours. Er, 44.

[07-Oct-18 11:18 PM] Tempest#5018 Time to head to the ESSN hatch room. It takes 12 rooms to get there... To Cloud Ten?

[07-Oct-18 11:28 PM] Twib#7809 Yuuuup. Time to visit the holy capital.

[07-Oct-18 11:32 PM] Tempest#5018 _Down the hatch you go..._ It is a new day! Watersday, Pentema 8, Year 704. The time is now 7:47 PM. [Reputation check] Angelic faction: +8 - Neutral. You're free to enter the town. _Not that you will. You have a delivery to make!_

[07-Oct-18 11:40 PM] Twib#7809 To Ovis City! There's another town in the way, right? I'll Skip Travel through it all.

[07-Oct-18 11:47 PM] Tempest#5018 _You leave the generator and get straight to the gap corridor, in only 5 rooms._ Oh, by the way 53.8% Fatigue so you have a bit of accelerated hunger and thirst, but you should still be good for a bit.

[07-Oct-18 11:48 PM] Twib#7809 I can recover in my way back, no problem.

[07-Oct-18 11:48 PM] Tempest#5018 Alright. Your trip is Cloud Ten -> Gimrun -> Ovis City... _It takes 17 rooms of skip travel (1 hour 25 minutes) to get to Gimrun, and 28 rooms of skip travel (2 hours 20 minutes) to reach Ovis City..._

[11:32 PM - Ovis City] 1113 ntri (OK), 757 wtr (OK), 58.3% Fatigue. You reached the quiet, unassuming town of Ovis City, known primarily for its large warehousing facility.

[07-Oct-18 11:50 PM] Twib#7809 To the warehouse, then.

[07-Oct-18 11:51 PM] Tempest#5018 Do you want a town map as well? _After 17 rooms..._

[Ovis City - Warehouses - Gate room/Entrance]

[07-Oct-18 11:52 PM] Twib#7809 No, a town map eon't be necessary.

[07-Oct-18 11:52 PM] Tempest#5018 1028 ntri - Hungry.

[07-Oct-18 11:52 PM] Twib#7809 Er.... Maybe I do need one. But first - "Got a package to hide, for Vivian Missman-Meyer?"

[07-Oct-18 11:55 PM] Tempest#5018 _There are two people here, a Town Security officer who looks out of shape, and a nasty looking, nerdy rat halfling who seems to be the manager._ _His face looks hard when you enter, but upon mentioning that name, it eases considerably._

    • [Manager]** Oh... Yeah. I been told you'd show up. You's dressed sharp for a courier.
    • [Manager]** Leave it on me desk, it'll be placed inside Number 6 in a minnit.

[07-Oct-18 11:57 PM] Twib#7809 Is.... Is that okay? No one's gonna take it abd steal it?

[07-Oct-18 11:59 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Manager]** You're in one of the most secure places in da world; some forgotten town in the middle of bumfuck fukken nowhere. AND I got an armed guard.

[08-Oct-18 12:00 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Manager]** Yer package's safe.

[08-Oct-18 12:02 AM] Twib#7809 Aaaaaalrighty. Time to go eat something, because christ.

[08-Oct-18 12:02 AM] Tempest#5018 Town map? < Ovis City - Town Map > Laws: Standard

Food production: Canning facility Water production: UA water recycling unit Residential areas: 4 (HR1 Bunkdorms, HR1 Bunkdorms, HR1 Bunkdorms, HR1 Bunkdorms) Social square facilities: Hiring bureau, Bank, 1 bar (E4), 1 restaurant [Diner], Takeout stand.

   The bar in E4 is called The Fountain.
   The Diner in D7 is called Ovis Steaks and Burgers.

Shops: 1 individual (Delicatessen) Special facility: Warehouse Other facilities: Generator, Hospital, Town Hall

[08-Oct-18 12:05 AM] Twib#7809 Tooo the diner, I guess. I need to fuel up and coffee up for my little date!

[08-Oct-18 12:09 AM] Tempest#5018 _You leave the warehousing facility, and head to the Steaks & Burgers, 12 rooms away. It's pretty dead; you're the only customer at this time of the evening. A bored-looking waitress is sitting at one of the tables, reading a comic book, while pop music plays in the background._

[08-Oct-18 12:10 AM] Twib#7809 "I need a menu but I'll probably just be ordering onion rings."

[08-Oct-18 12:12 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Waitress]** Huh? Wow, a customer... And she ain't even from 'round here!
    • [Waitress]** Just a sec... Gotta get back up and grab you a menu.

[08-Oct-18 12:17 AM] Twib#7809 "Hurry,, I do have a hot date!'

[08-Oct-18 12:18 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Waitress]** Gee, okay, okay... Strangers always in a hurry.

< Menu > (Main: 9) > Homemade mac and cheese - 3.00 P$ for 1 plate / ntri: 185 ntri, 25 wtr > Basket of onion rings - 4.00 P$ for 8 rings / ntri: 27 ntri, 25 wtr per item (total 216 ntri, 200 wtr) > Grilled chicken salad - 5.00 P$ for 1 plate / ntri: 264 ntri, 25 wtr > Plate of fries - 7.00 P$ for 1 plate / ntri: 378 ntri, -48 wtr > Restaurant-style Cheeseburger - 12.00 P$ for 1 burger / ntri: 313 ntri, 25 wtr > Restaurant-style Double Cheeseburger - 15.00 P$ for 1 burger / ntri: 417 ntri, 25 wtr > Large buffalo steak - 18.00 P$ for 1 plate / ntri: 584 ntri, 25 wtr > Chicken filet sandwich with cheese - 20.00 P$ for 1 sandwich / ntri: 632 ntri, 25 wtr > Entire roasted beef sirloin - 28.00 P$ for 1 roast / ntri: 1141 ntri, 25 wtr

(Sweet: 4) > Caramel sundae - 6.00 P$ for 1 cup / ntri: 304 ntri, 17 wtr > Apple pie slice - 8.00 P$ for 1 slice (1/6 pie) / ntri: 260 ntri, 17 wtr > Strawberry milkshake - 13.50 P$ for 1 glass / ntri: 570 ntri, 17 wtr > Apple pie, whole - 48.00 P$ for 1 pie (6 slices) / ntri: 1560 ntri, 102 wtr

(Drinks: 6) > Bottle of mineral water - 1.00 P$ for 1 bottle > Cup of coffee, black - 1.50 P$ for 1 cup > Cup of green tea - 3.30 P$ for 1 cup > Can of lemonade - 3.30 P$ for 1 can > Can of cola drink - 5.00 P$ for 1 can > Bottle of beer, blonde ale - 7.50 P$ for 1 bottle

[08-Oct-18 12:30 AM] Twib#7809 "8 onion rings, please!"

[08-Oct-18 12:30 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Waitress]** Like, eight rings, or eight baskets?

[08-Oct-18 12:30 AM] Twib#7809 32 Paraalers answers that question. "8 baskets."

[08-Oct-18 12:41 AM] Tempest#5018 Money pouch: 3380.50 P$ - 18.09 /20 1577 Brass, 7 Cuni, 36 Silver, 9 Gold _Your eight baskets of onion rings have been served._

[08-Oct-18 12:44 AM] Twib#7809 Alright, let's do this properly, lile women. I'm going to eat all 8 and then gen 10 TB, FINALLY.

[08-Oct-18 12:51 AM] Tempest#5018 8 turns spent eating...

2652 ntri (OK), 1397 wtr (Hydrated), 63.6% Fatigue (Tired) Now that you're not hungry anymore, you're not under accelerated fatigue anymore. 10 TB will require burning 2500 ntri and spending 100 turns. I highly recommend eating more first. At 152 ntri, considering you are tired, you burn 5 ntri per turn, so you will run out of juice quite literally.

[08-Oct-18 12:53 AM] Twib#7809 Oh wow, I really was hungry. That's fine, I'll just burn 2 TB then.

[08-Oct-18 12:54 AM] Tempest#5018 500 ntri burned immediately, then 20 turns?

[08-Oct-18 12:54 AM] Twib#7809 I just need to get Afterglow going so l can drink more coffee, yes.

[08-Oct-18 12:54 AM] Tempest#5018 to regen 2 TB?

[08-Oct-18 12:54 AM] Twib#7809 That would be correct.

[08-Oct-18 12:54 AM] Tempest#5018 OK. _You sit down and start regenerating your powers..._ 2052 ntri, 1337 wtr, 65.6% Fatigue, 4.8% Stress, 2 /10 TB

[08-Oct-18 01:01 AM] Twib#7809 "10 coffees, please?" Reina asks while putting down 15 brass. She's alsp gonna burn Afterglpw and start with the three Coffees in her bag.

[08-Oct-18 01:06 AM] Tempest#5018 [Food] Beverage - Cup of coffee, black. 14 ntri, 48 wtr - Agility+1, Alertness increase for 10 turns, Fatigue -4.0%, Stress +0.4% - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 10]

Money pouch: 3365.50 P$ - 17.94 /20 1562 Brass, 7 Cuni, 36 Silver, 9 Gold

[08-Oct-18 01:06 AM] Twib#7809 And now I'll guzzle them all down.

[08-Oct-18 01:07 AM] Tempest#5018 _You spend a turn to drop the backpack, reaching to get the 3 coffees you were carrying already... Then, time to down all 13?_

[08-Oct-18 01:10 AM] Twib#7809 Yup!

[08-Oct-18 01:13 AM] Tempest#5018 13 turns and 13 coffees!...

2215 ntri (OK), 1399 wtr (Hydrated), 15.0% Fatigue (OK), 10.0% Stress (Moderate) The caffeine is kicking in your systems yet again. You haven't seen the sight of a bed in several days.

[08-Oct-18 01:15 AM] Twib#7809 Good, because it's high time to get back to Medeia! There's nothing that can relieve stress faster. To Cloud Ten and then to Gehen! So, Skip Travel to Gimrun, then to Cloud Ten.

[08-Oct-18 01:19 AM] Tempest#5018 _Once your meal is over, your bag goes back on your... back, and you're out of Ovis City. All that's left to do now is report back to Vivi._ Note to remember: You completed your objective at 11:32 PM so and for the sake of convenience that's where I'll start counting the 24 hours. _10 rooms and you make it to the gap corridor, then you prepare to skip travel..._ Luck isn't on your side tonight. It takes 27 rooms to reach Gimrun (2 hours 15 minutes) and 29 rooms to reach Cloud Ten (2 hours 25 minutes), for a total travel time of 4 hours 40 minutes... and 56 turns of traveling.

It is a new day! Breakday, Pentema 9, Year 704.

[4:12 AM - Cloud Ten - Gap corridor]

Fatigue: 28.2%.

[08-Oct-18 01:25 AM] Twib#7809 Well, twwwoooo and a half days. Medeia is probably long gone by now. Still, to Gehen!

[08-Oct-18 01:25 AM] Tempest#5018 _5 rooms later, you make it to the hatch room, and just a turn later, you go down the ladder..._ _This Breakday will be spent traveling across the world, yet again._

[08-Oct-18 01:26 AM] Twib#7809 Across and under it. Gods it's lonely. I miss people. I miss *beds* I miss feeling safe.

[08-Oct-18 01:32 AM] Tempest#5018 It is a new day (again)! Advenday, Pentema 10, Year 704. 2:12 AM.

[Gehen - Generator - ESSN hatch room] Fatigue 79.6%. Where to next?

[08-Oct-18 01:37 AM] Twib#7809 Then back to work I guess. To the Pit for coffee and Medeia. If she's not there, or at the hotel, then back to work at Ferland Sector.

[08-Oct-18 02:01 AM] Tempest#5018 _12 rooms later..._

[The Pit - Bar counter room]

_Despite the time, there are still plenty of patrons chattering and enjoying drinks of various kinds. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm - you'd almost forget it's a demonic town._

[08-Oct-18 02:05 AM] Twib#7809 "6 Coffees, to keep the edge off." Reina throws down 9 brass for the trouble. "Have you seen Medeia around? Hot, smoking, charges 1500 for a good time?"

[08-Oct-18 02:08 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Barkeep]** Oh, her? I have no clue, she usually drops by during the day, but she didn't show up today from what my colleague told me at shift change. Something about reassignment, I dunno.
    • [Barkeep]** You should ask at the local sanctum instead.

[08-Oct-18 02:11 AM] Twib#7809 F U C K Another 6 brass for 4 more coffees. "I meed caffrinr, this feels horrid."

[08-Oct-18 02:17 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Barkeep]** Hoooly shit, you look like a mess. It's not a coffee you need, it's a bed!...
    • [Barkeep]** But alright, your order's coming up...

[08-Oct-18 02:18 AM] Twib#7809 "Can't sleep yet."

[08-Oct-18 02:18 AM] Tempest#5018 Money pouch: 3359.50 P$ - 17.88 /20 1556 Brass, 7 Cuni, 36 Silver, 9 Gold

    • [Barkeep]** Why the hell not? Pardon the pun.

[Food] Beverage - Cup of coffee, black. 14 ntri, 48 wtr - Agility+1, Alertness increase for 10 turns, Fatigue -4.0%, Stress +0.4% - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 4]

[08-Oct-18 02:20 AM] Twib#7809

Neef someone to sleep with." Reina grumbles out as she downs it all.

[08-Oct-18 02:22 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Barkeep]** Gee. Lonely much?...
    • [Barkeep]** Usually lonely people turn to alcohol. I've never seen lonely people turn into coffee fiends.

[08-Oct-18 02:22 AM] Twib#7809 9 brass for 6 more cups.

[08-Oct-18 02:23 AM] Tempest#5018 Money pouch: 3350.50 P$ - 17.79 /20 1547 Brass, 7 Cuni, 36 Silver, 9 Gold _There are now 10 coffees on the counter._

[08-Oct-18 02:23 AM] Twib#7809 "I have nightmares if I seep alone." And then Reina drinks it all.

[08-Oct-18 02:25 AM] Tempest#5018 Glorp. Fatigue: 42.0% Stress: 14.0% _You're good... Temporarily._

[08-Oct-18 02:27 AM] Twib#7809 To the Sanctum, quick stop. Just to check on Medeia... and Priam.

[08-Oct-18 02:31 AM] Tempest#5018 _12 rooms later..._

[Gehen - Great Sanctum - Sanctum altar room] _There is only one dark maiden in the room._

[08-Oct-18 02:33 AM] Twib#7809 "Is it alright to inquire about demonic assignments? I'm trting to find a few friends." "The Medeia that was working here, and a demon mamed Priam? He mentiomed being mobilized to fight."

[08-Oct-18 02:36 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Dark maiden]** Huh? Well... usually this sort of information is confidential... But I do know where Medeia went, we spoke yesterday. She left this morning. Something about going to Novysera, I think the sanctum there needs more personnel. She a friend of yours?

[08-Oct-18 02:40 AM] Twib#7809 "I was trying to schedule a going away party, but - I got caught up at work. Heading all the way from Ovis City to Gehen is a nightmare, I'll have you know."

[08-Oct-18 02:41 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Dark maiden]** Oh, gee, you had to hoof it all the way there and back? That must have taken you 2 or 3 days!...

[08-Oct-18 02:41 AM] Twib#7809 "But, Novysera? Thanks. I'll - I'll head over there, in. In a bit." Reina's blood is mostly just coffee now, but even then it's clear to see the tiredness on her face.

[08-Oct-18 02:41 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Dark maiden]** Wait!

[08-Oct-18 02:42 AM] Twib#7809 Reina stops, but only because she didn't actually start. "Yeah? Want me to drop off a package?"

[08-Oct-18 02:42 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Dark maiden]** No... Demon lords almighty, what happened to you? Something is _wrong_ with you, traveler.

[08-Oct-18 02:43 AM] Twib#7809 "You know, playing therapist is usually the *boring* kinds of maidens." Reina shrugs, not quite thinking straight, before launching into a quick summary of her story.

[08-Oct-18 02:44 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Dark maiden]** Look, that's -also- my job. I provide stress relief to followers of our ways. I know for a fact there isn't an Angelic bone inside of you.

[08-Oct-18 02:44 AM] Twib#7809 "I died, I came back here, I got an amulet that lets me say I'm a Contestant, everyone I travel with dies, and I guzzle cofeee so I don't have nightmares." "I'm about to take part in a top secret Science Team Project, get a *second* Amulet, and eventually realize none of this will actually make me happy and it's only my desperate fear of dying *again* that's keeping me alive."

[08-Oct-18 02:47 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Dark maiden]** So you do not want to die... it's normal, really. But you shouldn't run yourself ragged like that. -That- is going to kill you. The fear, and what you do in fear.

[08-Oct-18 02:47 AM] Twib#7809 "And I just want to sleep in a bed with another living, breathing **being** that'll still be there in the morning when I wake up, which, uhm, the pleasure sanctums don't provide as a service." "The *fear* is what's keeping me alive. Otherwise I'd have just gone out in a blaze of glory by murdering every person in cliud Ten, like I did in Semitas." Reina's talking surprisingly calmly, but there's a tension in her fists, her shoulders - it's a bit unsettling, seeing her idly twitch. Is it the stress or the coffee? Hard to be sure.

[08-Oct-18 02:50 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Dark maiden]** Okay... Much as I appreciate the talk of flattening Angelics, you really shouldn't wage a one-youkai holy war all on your own. That fight's happening inside of you right now. I understand that you want some company... it's hard to find -good- company in this world... There are many who are lonely and tired. Many more who are that and develop wicked habits. Much as we preach for accepting vices as virtues, we never want our followers to be so self-destructive.

_She lays a comforting hand on your stiff shoulder._

    • [Dark maiden]** You speak as though you've lost people who were once by your side. Have you lost friends?

[08-Oct-18 02:53 AM] Twib#7809 "Who - who hasn't? I'm not special. I'm not anything. I'm... I'm..." Reina swallows her words, and her tears in the process as well.

[08-Oct-18 02:53 AM] MEE6#4876 Level up! @Twib#7809 is now **level 48**.

[08-Oct-18 02:54 AM] Twib#7809 "I want to go home. I want to see my moms. I want to live in a place that has an actual goddamn *sun* and *wind* and where I don't spend day after day in dark, cold tunnels whose only benefit is that my body won't rot if I drop dead in them." "I want to live in a place where *I'm just doing my job worshipping the Four Gods* and I don't have to plot how to wage a goddamn one-woman holy crusade because Heaven LTD. are full of **blaspheming monsters** who don't deserve even a FUCKING FLICKER OF THE LIGHT!"

[08-Oct-18 03:00 AM] Twib#7809 She doesn't collapse. She would like to, but Reina's legs just refuse to bend. There's still a little pride left, at least. Reina looks up, her eyes just a bit red from the tears and the total lack of sleep. Is this dark maiden going to do *anything*? Because if not, Reina has some Power Armor to get and eventually die in.

[08-Oct-18 03:11 AM] Tempest#5018 _The dark maiden sighs. She feels a little powerless._

    • [Dark maiden]** Okay, look... You will probably say no, but you should spend a couple of days here, maybe? At least one night? The Manticore's Lodge is a good hotel, you'll be treated right .

[08-Oct-18 03:14 AM] Twib#7809 "Are you offering to keep me company? Because unless someone's there, there's no real point to beds for me, anymore." Reina doesn't sound sarcastic, for once in her life. She even seems a bit hopeful. Terribly needy, and broken, but - hopeful.

[08-Oct-18 03:15 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Dark maiden]** ... Would love to but this is still a paid service.
    • [Dark maiden]** Could forgo the whole spiel about "demonic relaxation" in the special chamber and just keep you company in a bed instead... but I have to follow the rules, I can't do this for free.

[08-Oct-18 03:17 AM] Twib#7809 "That's not an issue. I'm always happy to make a donation."

[08-Oct-18 03:18 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Dark maiden]** Then that will be 750 P$, or higher if you feel like donating more.

[08-Oct-18 03:18 AM] Twib#7809 Let's bust out the bag and 1250 in brass.

[08-Oct-18 03:19 AM] Tempest#5018 _An enormous pile of brass coins falls into the donation box._

[08-Oct-18 03:19 AM] Twib#7809 "Can I do a quick prayer, at least? Because I'd hate for our Lords to decide that I need to be struck down for my sins instead of spending time with you." She... doesn't really wait for the dark maiden's response. She does take a look at the girl - because, really, how can someone *even this minorly empathetic* work for Hell? - before getting on her knees and muttering a few dark words. ```I'm really goddamn tired, guys. And I know you guys don't give a shit about me until I at least ave a second Amulet. But can't you give me just a little break? My Mom was Asmodeus's lover. I'm going to be destroying all of Heaven, with my bare hands. I just need - I just need a little help. Something to keep the nightmares away. Just a little bit of a blessing. Hell, even just having a penis really would help.```

[08-Oct-18 03:25 AM] Tempest#5018 [Reputation] Demonic Faction: +17 Rep for donating. Demonic Faction Rep: **+179** - Acquainted _You get a **+4** bonus to your prayer score. You may toss a 2d6 when ready to complete it._

[08-Oct-18 03:27 AM] Twib#7809 ```I'm just. I'm not myself. I haven't BEEN myself ever since Hebi brought me here. I'm in a body that's not my own, with powers I know nothing about, in a place that's dystopic and schizophrenic, and where happiness goes to die. .I'm committed, even if it makes me sick, because there's nothing else better. So please. Any of you. Give me a break. Give me a sign.``` /r 2d6+4

[08-Oct-18 03:27 AM] Sidekick#6198 @Twib#7809: `2d6+4` = (3+1)+4 = 8

[08-Oct-18 03:27 AM] Twib#7809 But of course they don't care. Why would they.

[08-Oct-18 03:28 AM] Tempest#5018 8 is a neutral response. So there's nothing of note that happens.

[08-Oct-18 03:29 AM] Twib#7809 "Alright. I paid. Can you just keep me company now, Miss...?"

[08-Oct-18 03:30 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Dark maiden]** Just call me Mandy. Please follow me.

[08-Oct-18 03:33 AM] Twib#7809 Reina feels, perhaps, just a little bit nauseous. But she does follow.

[08-Oct-18 03:35 AM] Tempest#5018 _Mandy invites you 3 rooms away from the altar, into the guest bedroom. You see two bunk-beds there, both unoccupied. She offers you to take place in whichever bed you'd like, and she'll follow you in and help you get to sleep._

[08-Oct-18 03:36 AM] Twib#7809 The bottom, of course. Reina's just too burnt out to climb any ladders. Her mouth goes dry, and all the coffee is starting to make her want to vomit - or maybe it's just the shame. But she needs this. She needs this like plants need light and people need to breathe. "Just... please, don't say anything. I can't handle a conversation right now."

[08-Oct-18 03:38 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Dark maiden]** Of course. Good night, then.

We'll do the long rest check next session! [Session #125 ; Session end]