Log:V4 Session 126 (Meta, no ontology)

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[20-Oct-18 06:13 PM] Tempest#5018 [Session #126 ; Session start] Welcome back to the Mazes, Reina. You're currently at the guest room of the Gehen Sanctum, alongside a dark maiden who has accepted to let you stay the rest of the night (and sleep as much as you want). We now need to make the long rest checks. your current fatigue is 45.0%.

[20-Oct-18 06:17 PM] Twib#7809 /r 2d6

[20-Oct-18 06:17 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Twib#7809: `2d6` = (2+1) = 3

[20-Oct-18 06:17 PM] Twib#7809 /r 2d6

[20-Oct-18 06:17 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Twib#7809: `2d6` = (5+1) = 6

[20-Oct-18 06:18 PM] Twib#7809 So, 18 hours. How's that, Fatigue wise?

[20-Oct-18 06:20 PM] Tempest#5018 Way more than enough, you eliminated all fatigue. Sleeping now... _You didn't have very pleasant dreams. Your elevated Stress level reduced the quality of your sleep. Nevertheless, 18 hours would've removed 54% Fatigue, more than enough for you._

8:12 PM. You wake up alone in the guest bedroom. The dark maiden Mandy appears to have woken up a long time ago, and has even left you something at the foot of the bed.

[Food] Beverage - Can of apple juice. 152 ntri, 97 wtr - Weight: 1 _Alongside a note, which you can read._ ```Hi, you weren't waking up, so I left you to finish sleeping. This can is on me. - Mandy.```

[20-Oct-18 06:25 PM] Twib#7809 Guh. Well, juice is juice. And my throat's parched from the endless coffee. Gulp gulp. How's my Nutrition/Thirst? I just. I just need to get all of this over with. I need to get back to Vivian and cocoon myself in something that's actually helpful and not just sexy.

[20-Oct-18 06:31 PM] Tempest#5018 1185 ntri (OK) 1275 wtr (Hydrated) Nutrition is OK but low, close to hungry.

[20-Oct-18 06:32 PM] Twib#7809 I'll take Vivian out for a goddamn... breakfast? Dinner? ...Luuuuuuunner? What the fuck ever. I'm going to Ferland Sector To the UA!

[20-Oct-18 06:35 PM] Tempest#5018 Time to skip travel to Ferland?

[20-Oct-18 06:36 PM] Twib#7809 Yes, please. I'm leaving this useless dark sanctum behind.

[20-Oct-18 06:39 PM] Tempest#5018 _You downed the can of apple juice._ 1336 ntri / 1371 wtr

_Then, off you go to meet Vivian for the finale of the quest. You leave the guest room, and Gehen entirely, traveling 26 rooms to reach the town's gap corridor..._ _You are no longer energized._ Time to skip travel to Station Sigma, and then Ferland Sector.

[20-Oct-18 06:41 PM] Twib#7809 That's fine. This will make everything worth it.

[20-Oct-18 06:44 PM] Tempest#5018 _You travel for 2 hours, skipping 24 rooms, to reach Station Sigma._ _Are you just passing through?_

[20-Oct-18 06:45 PM] Twib#7809 Just passing through. Travelling this much *shouldn't* starve me to death.

[20-Oct-18 06:45 PM] Tempest#5018 10:12 PM when reaching Sigma. You continue on.

[20-Oct-18 06:45 PM] Twib#7809 Just leave me hungry.

[20-Oct-18 06:46 PM] Tempest#5018 _Another 15 rooms later, with 1 hour 15 minutes of further traveling._

[11:27 PM - Ferland Sector - Gap corridor] 1271 ntri, 1306 wtr, 13.2% Fatigue. Everything is OK. To the PA shop?

[20-Oct-18 06:47 PM] Twib#7809 Yes. Please, for the love of gods.

[20-Oct-18 06:51 PM] Tempest#5018 _25 rooms later..._ [Ferland Sector - Theoretical physics laboratory - Power Armor shop]

[20-Oct-18 06:52 PM] Twib#7809 "Please tell me you have good news, Vivian," Reina all but groans out, as she staggers into the lab.

[20-Oct-18 06:53 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Well, in the name of science, I thank you, Reina Miyako-Knight, for your tireless efforts have allowed us to complete the Power Armor Mark II!!
    • [Vivian]** All species can now enjoy fully upgraded power armor technology, and since I didn't hear back from you, I started work, and I'm now ready to fulfill orders. I think you've done more than enough, so... that's it! Your contract is over! Thanks a lot once again.

[20-Oct-18 06:55 PM] Twib#7809 "Fucking. Finally." There's... no real fanfare. Or excitement in Reina's heart. There's only a sort of tired, and annoyed relief, as she collapses herself against a chair.

[20-Oct-18 06:55 PM] Tempest#5018

    • SX-03 - Lambda Function**: Sidequest complete.

The Power Armor Shop is now at its maximum level and will sell all its full inventory.

[20-Oct-18 06:56 PM] Twib#7809 "So. How much?"

[20-Oct-18 06:58 PM] Tempest#5018 [Power Armor shop]

_<Mark I mod 0>_ Power Armor Suit: 8000 P$ Power Armor Helmet: 2500 P$

_<Mark I mod 1>_ Youkai Power Armor: 10000 P$ (available for all five body types)

_<Mark II>_ Power Armor Mk II Suit: 10000 P$ Power Armor Mk II Helmet: 3500 P$ Youkai Power Armor Mk II: 14000 P$ (available for all five body types)

_<Batteries>_ HITB battery - Qty: 9 - 600 P$ _You have more than enough money._

[20-Oct-18 06:58 PM] Twib#7809 "I'll buy the Mark 2 and all the batteries, then. And maybe we can celebrate with a nice meal, Vivian?" Yeah, fuckin' cha-ching. I could buy a *second* suit with a little effort.

[20-Oct-18 06:59 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** You know what? Why not! You look like you could enjoy a break, and to be fair, so could I. Could we go to the Stairway Izakaya, please?

[20-Oct-18 07:01 PM] Twib#7809 "Sure, that sounds lovely. I suppose your techs will have my purchase ready when we get back?" Reina asks, a hint of warmth finally returning to the poor Tanuki's face. She steps up, offering her arm to the mousegirl like the gentleman she is.

[20-Oct-18 07:02 PM] Tempest#5018 _As a reward for completing the sidequest, the first suit of power armor you purchase from Vivian will be available in only 1/4 of the normal waiting time._ _Vivian normally makes these suits of armor to order, and they are custom-tailored to the Contestant's body. A Youkai Power Armor Mark II normally requires 16 hours to complete, but your first-time purchase bonus reduces that to 4 hours._ _Confirm your purchase now? Your YPA Mk II will be available at 3:27 AM (Pentema 11)._

[20-Oct-18 07:03 PM] Twib#7809 Y. One phone battery charge to transfer the money!

[20-Oct-18 07:03 PM] Tempest#5018 Battery: 1/6 Bank balance: 16 893.65 P$ _Purchase confirmed! Vivian orders you to stand still and as straight as possible, while she uses a measuring tape on you - making note of all sorts of measurements, from head to toe and everything in between._ _Once she has the data she needs, work may begin on your suit._

[20-Oct-18 07:05 PM] Twib#7809 I don't suppose her hands linger anywhere fun, do they?

[20-Oct-18 07:06 PM] Tempest#5018 _Vivian's hands are those of a professional, there's no lingering palms or fingers._

    • [Vivian]** Which color would you like the outer shell to be? By default it's safety orange and black, but I can make it any two (or one) color you desire.

[20-Oct-18 07:07 PM] Twib#7809 Booooooo. "Let's see - why don't we go with Orange and Yellow? They seem to be more my colors. And I can probably paint some of it red myself at a workshop." "Honestly, I'm kinda excited to see how you fit the tail into all of this."

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

    • [Vivian]** Hn! Or if you get in fights. Your evening dress is a little faded, there's not much blue left on it.
    • [Vivian]** The tail gets its own protective housing, actually. It's made the same way as the limb parts. So even your tanuki tail is protected, in case you fight people that want to cut it off.

[20-Oct-18 07:12 PM] Twib#7809 "That's pretty cool - the tail thing, that is. As for the dress - I *have* worn it a bit thin. What do you think would look good on me? Besides your Power Armor, I mean? I tust you to make that look Amazing."

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

    • [Vivian]** _<Thoughtful expression.>_ Hmm... I'd say it just needs a little bit of soap and water. It's hard to imagine you wearing anything other than this blue dress... or power armor, of course.

[20-Oct-18 07:15 PM] Twib#7809 "Is there a laundry room in Ferland? I only ever see them in the UA, and they're always broken down."

[20-Oct-18 07:17 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** I'm not sure, actually! I think most people just wash what they can themselves.
    • [Vivian]** ...That _is_ a good question, what happened to all of those laundry rooms? Now they're mostly a luxury thing, like in hotels or villas.

[20-Oct-18 07:19 PM] Twib#7809 "I guess that's a question for the Engineers... Done measuring? I've been travelling nonstop for weeks, so I'd love to enjoy a real meal with you, Viv."

[20-Oct-18 07:20 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** And yep, I'm done! Sorry, I had to write everything down. Alright, let's eat! I want sushi!

[20-Oct-18 07:22 PM] Twib#7809 "I can really go for some clam, myself~" Wink wink nudge nudge eyebrow waggle. To the stairway Izakaya!

[20-Oct-18 07:23 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** ... Actually, hold on. I have a better idea. Do you want to eat here instead?
    • [Vivian]** I happen to have a few menus that I took here... I have an agreement with the restaurant that if a colleague drops by with money and written orders, they send their waitress to, ah, "take it out", I suppose, and bring it here. Would you like that?

(( This is to save you a trip.

[20-Oct-18 07:24 PM] Twib#7809 "That'd be *lovely.* I guess being a Scientist Team leader has its perks!' "I'll pay for the food if you pay for the booze. We should celebrate!"

[20-Oct-18 07:25 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** You know, I'm not even the leader of this science team! Ahah.

[20-Oct-18 07:25 PM] Twib#7809 "Wait, you're *not?* Really?"

[20-Oct-18 07:26 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** My boss just tolerates a lot of my side jobs because he thinks I do my part of good work, so he leaves me to my own devices most of the time. It's working out for me, I'd say!

[20-Oct-18 07:26 PM] Twib#7809 "Yeah, no kidding. Power Armor's gonna put you on the map."

[20-Oct-18 07:26 PM] Tempest#5018 [Izakaya - _Stairway to Heaven_ - Menu] (Main: 9) > Bowl of miso soup - 2.50 P$ for 1 bowl / ntri: 85 ntri, 25 wtr > Onigiri (rice balls) - 4.00 P$ for 1 ball / ntri: 220 ntri , 25 wtr > Platter of salmon sashimi (raw fish slices) - 6.25 P$ for 6 slices / ntri: 41 ntri, 25 wtr per item (total 246 ntri, 150 wtr) > Bowl of kake udon - 7.50 P$ for 1 bowl / ntri: 320 ntri, 25 wtr > Platter of salmon nigirizushi (sushi) - 10.00 P$ for 6 sushi / ntri: 68 ntri, 25 wtr per item (total 408 ntri, 150 wtr) > Plate of kare raisu (curry rice) - 12.50 P$ for 1 plate / ntri: 517 ntri, 25 wtr > Yakitori sticks - 15.00 P$ for 6 sticks / ntri: 98 ntri, 25 wtr per item (total 588 ntri, 150 wtr) > Bowl of gyudon donburi - 16.50 P$ for 1 bowl / ntri: 632 ntri, 25 wtr > Bowl of shoyu ramen - 21.50 P$ for 1 bowl / ntri: 860 ntri, 25 wtr

(Sweet: 3) > An-dango sticks - 3.80 P$ for 1 stick / ntri: 161 ntri, 17 wtr > Taiyaki cake (fish-shaped cake filled with red bean paste) - 6.50 P$ for 1 cake / ntri: 222 ntri, 17 wtr > Ichigo daifuku (mochi cake with strawberry and anko filling) - 12.00 P$ for 3 cakes / ntri: 148 ntri, 17 wtr per item (total 444 ntri, 51 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

[20-Oct-18 07:28 PM] Twib#7809 "So, we do have to try the sushi. What else would you like? I'm thinking I might go for the rice balls and the ramen."

[20-Oct-18 07:29 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** I could go for some curry rice with my sushi. And I love those dango sticks, those are amazing!

[20-Oct-18 07:30 PM] Twib#7809 "Cheers. So that's 1 ramen, 1 sushi, 1 curry rice, 3 rice balls, two dango sticks, and... 4 beers? Two for me, two for you?" 86 Parallers, if Vivian decides to get buzzed with me.

[20-Oct-18 07:33 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** _The order is as follows:_

For Reina: 1x Shoyu Ramen, 1x Onigiri, 1x Salmon nigirizushi, 2x blonde ale For Vivian: 1x Curry rice, 1x Salmon nigirizushi, 1x An-dango, 2x blonde ale

Total: 91.80 P$

    • [Vivian]** You pay sixty, I pay the rest? That'll be simpler for you.

[20-Oct-18 07:34 PM] Twib#7809 "Sounds fine with me! I just bought your first suit of power armor, I'm not gonna fiddle with change." Sixty Parallers out of my money bag it is, then!

[20-Oct-18 07:35 PM] Tempest#5018 _You plop down sixty brass coins. Vivian takes them, adds in her own change, and calls in a colleague to place an order._ _You wait for 2 turns, and 10 minutes..._ Money pouch: 3290.50 P$ (1487 brass 7 cuni 36 silver 9 gold) - 17.19/20 _10 minutes later, your food arrives into the lab, thanks to the izakaya's waitress._

    • [Waitress]** Your orders! Have a nice meal, you eggheads.
    • [Vivian]** Thanks! And say hi to your boss!

_You received:_

[Food] Beverage - Bottle of beer, blonde ale. 40 ntri, 31 wtr per part [5/5 parts] - Alcoholic (Inebriation +0.3 per part) - Addictive (Alcohol) - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 2] _1x onigiri_ _1x bowl of shoyu ramen_ _6x salmon nigirizushi_

[20-Oct-18 07:38 PM] Twib#7809 "Cheers, Viv!"

[20-Oct-18 07:39 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Heehee. Let's eat! Glad to be able to share this with you.

[20-Oct-18 07:39 PM] Twib#7809 "Here's to a successful and continued relationship between us!" How's all this taste, compared to the endless deluge of coffee and onion rings that I've been living on? I do hope it's good.

[20-Oct-18 07:45 PM] Tempest#5018 _Absolutely delicious. It reminds you of home, for a brief moment._ _Do let me know when ready to stat-eat, unless you want to chat with Vivi some more_

[20-Oct-18 07:46 PM] Twib#7809 "So, what's next for the famed scientist? The reinventor of Power Armor, the one who managed to make The Lance Chaosclaw actually collaborate in a science project?"

[20-Oct-18 07:49 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Well, we'll see what the future holds! I've been planning on meeting colleagues in other Teams, see if I can get them to adopt some of the tech I've developed. I've got the feeling that things will shift around a lot in the near future, so I'm waiting to see if there's opportunities.

[20-Oct-18 07:52 PM] Twib#7809 "Very cool. I'm really excited to see where all this takes you, Viv. Remember me when you're rich and famous, okay?"

[20-Oct-18 07:54 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** _<Giggle mid-bite, followed by a smile.>_ Oh, you're hard to forget, Reina.

[20-Oct-18 07:55 PM] Twib#7809 I think I'm good to stat out the foodstuff. And to see if Vivian's niiiice and buzzed.

[20-Oct-18 07:56 PM] Tempest#5018 _First, 3 turns for the food proper..._ Now, the beer. You're downing all five parts of each bottle per turn...

[20-Oct-18 08:00 PM] Tempest#5018 So inebriation goes up by +1.5 twice. _No addiction either._

[20-Oct-18 08:01 PM] Twib#7809 very nice. And how's Vivian doing? A short, mousy girl like her's hoooooopefully hit just a tad harder.

[20-Oct-18 08:02 PM] Tempest#5018 2967 ntri (OK), 1399 wtr (Hydrated), 19.6% Fatigue, 14.0% Stress Inebriation 2.9 (16.1%) - Buzzed _You feel a mild buzz. It's light and pleasant, but not really mind altering in any way._ _Vivi looks about the same as you, just a happy mouse-halfling scientist lady who's had two beers, a filling dinner and a good conversation partner._

[20-Oct-18 08:04 PM] Twib#7809 "So, Viv, we have a few more hours to kill. I don't suppose there's a hammock or a bed for us to make one more good memory~? I do have to thank you *so much* for getting all of this set up for us..."

[20-Oct-18 08:09 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** I'm sorry, Reina, but I'm gonna stay up all night to finish your suit. I didn't, technically, start working on it just yet! But, please, do feel free to come pick it up when it's ready.

[20-Oct-18 08:10 PM] Twib#7809 "Oh, fine, but only because it's you. I suppose I'll see you in four hours, then!" I'll go to the Town Square and loiter for four hours, I suppose. There's not really much I can do until I *get* the thing, sooo. "...Unless it's okay for me to watch you work? "

[20-Oct-18 08:19 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Sure, just don't get in the way, okay?

4 hours is 40 turns (40 times 6 minutes). Ready to wait this much?

[20-Oct-18 08:20 PM] Twib#7809 "Don't worry, I won't. Can't let my Powered Armor *not* be as Perfect as possible." Yes yes!

[20-Oct-18 08:24 PM] Tempest#5018 _Bit by bit, you watch the suit of power armor being constructed and tailor-fitted to your specific body dimensions, up to and including the tanuki tail._

[20-Oct-18 08:25 PM] Twib#7809 And more importantly, THE TITS I'm surprised that Viv can still work when she's buzzed, though.

[20-Oct-18 08:28 PM] Tempest#5018 Scientists can do wonderful feats of nature, such as coding asleep, building machines drunk, or thinking. No-one is sure how they work. It is a new day! Woodsday, Pentema 11, 3:37 AM. Fatigue: 27.6%

[20-Oct-18 08:30 PM] Twib#7809 In retrospect, I probably should have enjoyed a strip show to lower Stress. Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut Vivian's eyecandy anyways, so same thing.

[20-Oct-18 08:30 PM] Tempest#5018 That can be done while kitted out.

[20-Oct-18 08:30 PM] Twib#7809 Ha *ha.*

[20-Oct-18 08:30 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Behold!!

[Clothing] Youkai (Type T) - Youkai Power Armor Mark II (YPA Mk2) - AC tier +7, Plate carrier, Fire-retardant, Half melee damage, Explosion-proof, Face concealment, Blocks face gear, Max durability 8, Pain sensitivity -65%, Night vision (100 turns), Strength +30%, Agility +1 - Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-PROOF, Piercing-PROOF - Weight: Unsparable - [NVG batteries: 100 %] (( Oh, I just realized I forgot to give you the batteries... or charge you for them. (( ... Welp, enjoy 9 free batteries. Mistakes are on me.

[20-Oct-18 08:32 PM] Twib#7809 (Vivian just likes me that much it's fine)

[20-Oct-18 08:32 PM] Tempest#5018 [Item] HITB battery. A Hebizuka Industrial Technology Battery. What can it used for? - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 9]

[20-Oct-18 08:32 PM] Twib#7809 "So, Viv, can you show me where I can slot in all of these thick, powerful batteries into these delicate holes ?" "Because I'm quite eager to go for a spin."

[20-Oct-18 08:37 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Oh, please. You have a slot riiiiight here.

_Inserting 1 battery costs 1 turn. One battery refills 1 condition, so you need 8 to fully charge your armor._

[20-Oct-18 08:39 PM] Twib#7809 Reina does her best to turn on her buzzed charm, gently pressing herself against Vivian's body, tracing her hands across the mousegirl's own, as the batteries slot in one by one and the Power Armor hums to life. "And it's so skintight that I can't wear anything underneath it, right Viv?"

[20-Oct-18 08:40 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Well, this is intentional. The suit has to hug your body closely if you want the armor to work. Too loose and the suit would 'give' on impacts, and hurt you more in the long run.
    • [Vivian]** ...Now please stop hugging -my- body, we've gotta make sure your suit works.

[20-Oct-18 08:42 PM] Twib#7809 "I'm surprised you didn't make one for you. If it's funds, I can have one commissioned for you."

[20-Oct-18 08:42 PM] Tempest#5018 _You spent a turn to undress, and another to insert yourself into your brand new YPA Mk2. Then you spent eight turns charging your suit of armor._ (( One moment please. Need to address a thing or two

[20-Oct-18 08:42 PM] Twib#7809 (No problem!)

[20-Oct-18 08:48 PM] Tempest#5018 Do you wish to keep your evening dress?

[20-Oct-18 08:49 PM] Twib#7809 Of course! It's very me, as Vivian says. But Reina's always eager to show off, so she makes sure every inch of her flawless body's on display, before she pops into the YPA Mark 2.

[20-Oct-18 08:49 PM] Tempest#5018 Then you spent an extra turn to stuff it back into your backpack. For a total of 11 turns to resolve. One second. ```Power Armor OS booting sequence... Welcome, user!... Systems check... OK User check... User is inside armor. Primary power source: 8.00 out of 8 - OK, fully charged Secondary power source: 100% - fully charged Loading power armor subroutines...```

[20-Oct-18 09:02 PM] Tempest#5018 Youkai Power Armor Mk II effects: AC tier +7 - your AC is now **A5** at your current charge level. Plate carrier - this armor can further protect you by inserting a trauma plate. None is currently inserted. Fire-retardant - you cannot be set on fire while wearing this suit Half melee damage - self-explanatory Explosion-proof - Explosions only remove 0.1 condition instead of 1 per hit, and you only sustain half damage (pain/limbs) from explosion-type hits. Face concealing - Your suit includes a full-faced helmet. Opponents cannot target your eyes to exploit a weak point. Blocks face gear - You cannot wear face gear (gas masks, NVGs) while wearing this suit of armor. Max durability 8 - This suit of armor has a max durability of 8 instead of 4. Integrated NVGs - You can turn on NVGs at any time, as if you were wearing the NVG item. It runs on separate power, and you can use the same batteries (WL2 batteries) as normal NVGs to recharge them. Fully charged NVGs last 100 turns. Pain sensitivity -65% Strength +30% Agility +1 Your strength is now **170%**, your Pain sensitivity is now **15%**, and your Agility is now **+2** (+1 if you drop Stress to Low.) _For all intents and purposes, you are a large, walking orange and yellow tank._

[20-Oct-18 09:04 PM] Twib#7809 "So. Viv." "How do I look, sexy?"

[20-Oct-18 09:04 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** If you're into mechs and vehicular fiction, I guess!
    • [Vivian]** Fortunately for you, I am. You are sexy, in the "I'm a walking tank" genre!

BP/Main: 148.1 /150

[20-Oct-18 09:06 PM] Twib#7809 Reina's surprisingly delicate as she slides her hand across Vivian's arm, staring down on her even more thanks to the sheer bulk of the Power Armor. "Well, you look pretty sexy yourself, Viv." She's still getting used to the Armor, and being so *covered* feels really icky, but. But. It's something.

[20-Oct-18 09:06 PM] Tempest#5018 before I forget

[20-Oct-18 09:07 PM] Twib#7809 "Now, I don't suppose you can help me figure out how to take this off? I think it'd be hard for me to *really* show you my appreciation if I'm wearing this."

[20-Oct-18 09:07 PM] Tempest#5018 _You're still getting used to being so much... **thicker** than you were before. Going from a form-fitting blue evening dress to an orange-and-yellow protective suit made out of the most advanced protective technology is a bit of a change._

    • [Vivian]** You can use the release levers on the side when you want to get out of the armor. Here, like this. It will remain standing upright, you just step out of it.

_Vivi shows you how to exit the armor, which frees your tail first, and then the rest of your now naked, wholly unprotected body. The YPA stands, open, waiting for you to jump back in._

[20-Oct-18 09:11 PM] Twib#7809 Reina shivers as the cold air suddenly hits her, doing interesting things to her body in the process. Instinctively, she wraps her fluffy tail around her thigh, before turning around and really *appreciating* the walking tank armor for the first time. And giving Vivian a nice, long view, of course. "You've made me feel safer today than I've ever felt in my entire life. Thank you, Viv."

[20-Oct-18 09:11 PM] Tempest#5018 _Vivian just stands, not thinking anything of it, her lab being more or less like her home._

    • [Vivian]** Ehehe. Go out there and kick some ass! The Gods know that they're gonna have a hard time hurting yours!

_Are you ready to step back into your armor and into the Mazes again?_

[20-Oct-18 09:14 PM] Twib#7809 Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee sigh. Reina just hides her disappointment as she crawls herself back in.

[20-Oct-18 09:15 PM] Tempest#5018 Ka-CHUNK.

[20-Oct-18 09:15 PM] Twib#7809 "Let's start kicking ass, I suppose. I'll see you again, Viv! Probably with a friend who needs a suit themselves."

[20-Oct-18 09:15 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Good luck! Come back again anytime!

[20-Oct-18 09:16 PM] Twib#7809 To Sirvarris and the Silverlight Library!

[20-Oct-18 09:16 PM] Tempest#5018 Shortest route to Sirvarris: Ferland -> Sigma -> Gehen =Tunnel=> Sirvarris. Straight shot, no pit stops?

[20-Oct-18 09:16 PM] Twib#7809 Which means back to Gehen - yup yup! I've delayed on Marcus and Priscilla long enough .

[20-Oct-18 09:17 PM] Tempest#5018 Alright. I think Fatigue will get a little high since it's 29.9% already but I'll keep you updated. _25 turns to return to the Gap corridor... and then it's time to skip travel again._ It takes 20 rooms and 1 hour 40 minutes to reach Sigma, and another 20 rooms and 1 hr 40 min to reach Gehen, for a total of 3 hr 20 mins in the UA. [6:57 AM - Gehen - Gap corridor] Fatigue: 42.9% - OK (though close to Tired)

[20-Oct-18 09:20 PM] Twib#7809 Well, shit.

[20-Oct-18 09:20 PM] Tempest#5018 _Do you wish to make a pit stop before tunneling?_

[20-Oct-18 09:20 PM] Twib#7809 The hospital can't cure Fatigue or Stress directly, right?

[20-Oct-18 09:20 PM] Tempest#5018 Not directly. Gehen has a hotel, though, which is cheaper than a hospital for much of the same methods. And it's the _demonic capital_, they'd be insane to not have a strip club. In fact, in Gehen, that club is Club Asmodeus.

[20-Oct-18 09:21 PM] Twib#7809 Well, in that case, I suppose I might as well. I'll head to Club Asmodeus and destress that way. I need to be relaxed before I start the Afterglow Train again. It's late, but is there anyone who's noticed and staring at this ridiculous armor I'm in?

[20-Oct-18 09:25 PM] Tempest#5018 _Again, people are turning heads when you walk by... but not for the same reasons! It's hard NOT to notice your armor! 13 rooms later..._ [Strip club, _Club Asmodeus_ - Lobby] _There, you see the lobby girl behind her desk, and two human males as security, standing around. When you enter... well, let's just say you're leaving an impression._

    • [Security #2]** ...Holy shit, is this an alien?!
    • [Security #1]** Wow!
    • [Lobby girl]** ... Huh. That's one way to make an entrance.

[20-Oct-18 09:27 PM] Twib#7809 "I'm looking for a private show and a good time." Reina says, trying and failing to hide her mirth. "I need to test out how much feedback this armor gets. Who wants my big tip, hmm~?"

[20-Oct-18 09:31 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Lobby girl]** This isn't, like, just a costume? Is this real armor? Oh my gosh, you look so _tough!_ Anyway... Private shows, lessee... There's Mallory who's available in the girls section, and in the boys... Jaime, Al, and TT.
    • [Lobby girl]** You'll have to go and see them yourself if you want to hash out a price. It's up to them.

[20-Oct-18 09:32 PM] Twib#7809 "Hope Mallory has a nametag..." To Mallory, then!

[20-Oct-18 09:33 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Lobby girl]** She's performing in Chamber A4. It's just a few rooms from here; Just follow the corridors until you see the private shows sign, then turn left and go all the way in the back.

_Room A4 is 6 rooms away from the lobby._

    • [Lobby girl]** Will that be all, armored lady?

[20-Oct-18 09:34 PM] Twib#7809 "That'll be all. Thanks, pretty lady~" To Chamber A4.

[20-Oct-18 09:36 PM] Tempest#5018 [Club Asmodeus - Chamber A4] _When entering the overly lavish room, you see a bed, an armchair, a polevault, and the performer assigned to this room. A helpful sign indicates that her name is Mallory Bowes._

[20-Oct-18 09:36 PM] Twib#7809 Not that it *really* matters, but what does she look like? "Hi, Mallory. Mind doing a private show for little ol' scientist me? I need to test the tactile feedback on this armor."

[20-Oct-18 09:40 PM] Tempest#5018 _Mallory is a young adult, female human. She has pale white skin, is of short height, average constitution, with very short auburn hair, a pair of red eyes hidden behind stylish round sunglasses, and a heart-shaped tattoo on her left cheek. She wears a night dress that doesn't conceal much of anything, being semi-transparent, as well as a thong and some high-heeled shoes that are clearly made for increasing her height more than they are for walking._

    • [Mallory]** ... Whoa. Is that a robot or is there a person under all of that metal?

[20-Oct-18 09:41 PM] Twib#7809 "There's a person. I don't think robots are interested in sex." "So, what do you say? I just need to blow off some steam, and test how much this armor can feel."

[20-Oct-18 09:42 PM] Tempest#5018 _The stripper eyes the revolver strapped to her thigh, then she eyes you._

    • [Mallory]** My guess? You wouldn't feel if it I shot you in the chest right now. So if y'want a show, you should probably step out of that armor.

[20-Oct-18 09:44 PM] Twib#7809 "Mmmm, I think I'll keep it on. So if you can't do a show with a clothed customer, I guess I'll have to find someone else...?"

[20-Oct-18 09:46 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Mallory]** Oh, I -could-, but it wouldn't be very fun for me. You get to see, but I don't even know what you look like underneath. But I guess I ain't paid for my pleasure. Alright, what kinda show you want, the kind where you watch or the more interactive kind?

[20-Oct-18 09:47 PM] Twib#7809 "The interactive kind. Do a good job and maybe you'll get me to pop off, hmmm?" "So how much for tonight?"

[20-Oct-18 09:51 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Mallory]** Fifty bucks for forty minutes, let's call it an appetizer and see if it gets you to get out of that armor, alright?

_This will last 7 turns and has the potential to heal 2.1% Stress._ _You caaaaaaaan try to haggle._

[20-Oct-18 09:53 PM] Twib#7809 Miiiiiiiiiiight as well. "How about forty five?" That's a ten% discount, so an easy haggle, ight?

[20-Oct-18 09:54 PM] Tempest#5018 Toss me a 2d6, FT 6. Success means getting your 10% off and 1 SP in Negotiation.

[20-Oct-18 09:55 PM] Twib#7809 !r 2d6 Er, wait. /r 2d6

[20-Oct-18 09:55 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Twib#7809: `2d6` = (5+6) = 11

[20-Oct-18 09:55 PM] Twib#7809 Yay, 1 SP

[20-Oct-18 09:55 PM] Tempest#5018 Success! Negotiation skill: 13 SP

    • [Mallory]** Oh, all right, 45 bucks, then.

[20-Oct-18 09:56 PM] Twib#7809 45 Paraller outta my pocket!

[20-Oct-18 09:56 PM] Tempest#5018 Money pouch: 3245.50 P$ (1442 brass 7 cuni 36 silver 9 gold) - 16.74 /20 _35 minutes pass, during which the club employee makes a performance in front of you, on the pole-vault and then nearly in your helmeted face, while you're sitting in that comfortable armchair. You get to see a faceful of T&A from very up close, with maybe a couple of "unintentional" rubs and touches, though it's uncertain whether or not you felt them under all of those layers. Stress dropped by 2.1%._

Fatigue: 48.1% Stress: 11.9% _The time is now 7:32 AM._

[20-Oct-18 10:00 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Mallory]** That convince you for a little more, or nah? Cuz it's almost eight, and my shift's nearly up. If y'n want some more, it's now or never, honey.

[20-Oct-18 10:00 PM] Twib#7809 "Oh, alright alright. You've impressed me, I guess~" Who knew that a lapdance through the thickest hide of armor known to man could still get Reina going? One turn to pop out, and to reveal Reina's full glory to the other pretty woman. "How much for a round two~?" "I find that entertaining other girls is way more fun than men. We know all about how to please each other, after all."

[20-Oct-18 10:02 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Mallory]** ... Wow. Thick on the inside AND on the outside, eh?
    • [Mallory]** ... Weirdest girlboner right now. You're a youkai girl stepping out of a suit of armor straight outta sci-fi shows on TV, and you're naked and asking me for a second round. My friends will _never_ believe me.

[20-Oct-18 10:03 PM] Twib#7809 "I have a leaky pen if you want me to sign your titties. Reina Miyako Knight's gonna be a preeeetty famous name soon."

[20-Oct-18 10:05 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Mallory]** Oh, no, honey. Nothing sharp or pointy next to these, they're too precious for that. Now, let's discuss tariffs... I've really only got 30 minutes... I can maybe stretch it to 40. If you want the _full_ service, that'll be 350. Deal?

_That's too high a price to haggle down at your skill level, so it's take it or leave it._ _350 P$ for a 40 minute "show"?_

[20-Oct-18 10:06 PM] Twib#7809 Three fifty Parallers it is. I am in desperate need to fuck SOMEONE and not just magically induce orgasms inside myself.

[20-Oct-18 10:06 PM] Tempest#5018 Money pouch: 2895.50 P$ (13.24 /20) (1092 brass 7 cuni 36 silver 9 gold) _40 minutes pass... What, I'm not gonna describe that, that's between Reina and Mallory!_

[20-Oct-18 10:08 PM] Twib#7809 PSHHHHHH

[20-Oct-18 10:09 PM] Tempest#5018 _8 turns / 40 minutes pass. Stress -2.4%._

8:12 AM. Fatigue 49.7% Stress 9.5%

_It's the morning, and time for the day shift to begin. Your partner has to leave and will be replaced by a new colleague soon. You can stay and discover who that will be, or you can check to see if there are other strippers available. The schedule says that for today's day shift, 2 new girls and 3 new boys will be available for private shows._

[20-Oct-18 10:10 PM] Twib#7809 Stress has to be below 5% to go back to the lowest, right? In which case, sure, I'll absolutely fuck around some more.

[20-Oct-18 10:11 PM] Tempest#5018 That's right.

[20-Oct-18 10:14 PM] Twib#7809 Then yes, I'll definitely throw around more money.

[20-Oct-18 10:14 PM] Tempest#5018 _Mallory kisses you goodbye and leaves the room. You hear brief chatter in the corridor nearby, until you see the replacement. A slightly older, adult female asian human. She is very tall, slender, has shoulder-length auburn hair, blue-green eyes, a small but fake gemstone pendant, and a small but still noticeable scar across the left eye. The new sign introduces her as Hannah B._

[20-Oct-18 10:14 PM] Twib#7809 And see if I can't grind Negotiation while I'm here.

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

    • [Hannah]** Hello, there. Stayed up all night?

[20-Oct-18 10:15 PM] Twib#7809 Oh yes, just my type~ "Mhmm. And I'll be staying here a while longer. Feel free to ignore the giant hollow armor." Reina says, casually and teasingly providing herself modesty with her tail. "So how much for an interactive show? Mallory got me going just before the change of shift~"

[20-Oct-18 10:17 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Hannah]** And I was wondering if that was a mecha prop. That's actually yours?

[20-Oct-18 10:19 PM] Twib#7809 "That's actually mine. But keep it on the downlow, hmm~? I have a few scummy Outlaw places I'm gonna be tangling with, and I want the element of surprise."

[20-Oct-18 10:19 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Hannah]** Sure, whatever you say. Anyway... Yum. Looks like this morning will be exotic, I got me a tanuki girl at eight AM. Good way to start a woodsday~. 125 P$ for an hour sound good?

_You can try to haggle._

[20-Oct-18 10:21 PM] Twib#7809 "How's 112.5? I *am* an exotic piece of ass, after all. Call it a friendly face discount?" Easy Difficulty, since it's 10% off only?

[20-Oct-18 10:26 PM] Tempest#5018 2d6 it, FT 6.

[20-Oct-18 10:27 PM] Twib#7809 /r 2d6

[20-Oct-18 10:27 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Twib#7809: `2d6` = (2+1) = 3

[20-Oct-18 10:28 PM] Twib#7809 I can already tell it ain't happening just by her face. 125 it is!

[20-Oct-18 10:28 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Hannah]** Come on, honey, I'm giving you a cheap deal already, don't stretch it too much.

_Failed! You paid the full price, not that it was very high._ Money pouch: 2770.50 P$ (13.24 /20) (967 brass 7 cuni 36 silver 9 gold)

[20-Oct-18 10:31 PM] Twib#7809 And more stress relief, yaaaay

[20-Oct-18 10:31 PM] Tempest#5018 _One hour, one more partner. Stress -3.6%._

9:12 AM. Fatigue: 52.1% - Tired. Stress: 5.9% - Moderate, but close to low. _Starting to get on the tired side, but there are worse places to be._

    • [Hannah]** Liked what you tasted? Maybe you wanna go for one more?

[20-Oct-18 10:33 PM] Twib#7809 "I think I do. Maybe you'll be the one to wear me out. How much for round 2?"

[20-Oct-18 10:35 PM] Tempest#5018 _Hannah offers 225 P$ for 1 hr 50 mins. That's just under the haggle limit._ _This would heal 6.6% Stress, more than enough to evaporate all that's left._

[20-Oct-18 10:39 PM] Twib#7809 "Can't blame a girl for trying. How about 202.5? The 'Actually a good time' discount?" /r 2d6

[20-Oct-18 10:39 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Twib#7809: `2d6` = (1+6) = 7

[20-Oct-18 10:39 PM] Twib#7809 J U S T B A R E L Y

[20-Oct-18 10:40 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Hannah]** You really want your discounts huh.. Alright, dismiss the small change, let's say 200 flat, okay? I don't like to waste time with numbers, that's for bean-counters and the nerds at the banks.

[20-Oct-18 10:43 PM] Twib#7809 "I need the practice sweet talking." Two hundred it is!

[20-Oct-18 10:43 PM] Tempest#5018 +1 SP in Negotiation, and -200 P$ in your money pouch. Money pouch: 2570.50 P$ (9.99 /20) (767 brass 7 cuni 36 silver 9 gold) Negotiation skill: 14 SP _1 hour and fifty minutes (22 turns) later, you healed 6.6% Stress, lowering it completely to 0.0%._

Fatigue 54.6% Stress 0.0%

[20-Oct-18 10:46 PM] Twib#7809 Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinally.

[20-Oct-18 10:46 PM] Tempest#5018 _You're no longer under Moderate stress. After hours and hours of naked dancing of all sorts, you were able to forget some of your woes, get it on with someone else, and, perhaps, manage to get a little better in the long run._ The time is now 11:02 AM.

[20-Oct-18 10:46 PM] Twib#7809 Gods, kill me if sex ever becomes a chore. Is there a hotel in Sirvarris?

[20-Oct-18 10:47 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Hannah]** Is it true what they say about youkai and endurance? Looks like it to me~

Yes there is a hotel in Sirvarris.

[20-Oct-18 10:49 PM] Twib#7809 "It is, it is. We just keep going and going and going." "And I have to get going to Sirvarris. I'll see you another time, Hannah. Toodles!" It's the next Area over, so the Tunnels shouldn't take TOO long. I'll meet up with Marcus and then worry about my tiredness. So I suppose I'll just... suit up in my giant fuckoff armor. Still sweaty and musky from all the body rubbing

[20-Oct-18 10:55 PM] Tempest#5018 Well now, that's how people know it's _yours_.


[20-Oct-18 10:55 PM] Twib#7809 Pfffffffffft.

[20-Oct-18 10:55 PM] Tempest#5018 Where to?

[20-Oct-18 10:55 PM] Twib#7809 To the Tunnels.

[20-Oct-18 10:57 PM] Tempest#5018 On the next episode! [Session #126 ; Session end]