Log:V4 Session 14 (Meta, no ontology)

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Jun 03 16:23:34 <Hebizuka> [Session start!] Jun 03 16:23:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _After what seems like an eternity, you wake up. You have a bit of trouble understanding what happened... The last thing you remember, you're pretty sure you died, but here you are, slowly waking up from what seemed like a very long nap. The first thing you notice is that you're waking up in a hospital bedroom. It doesn't look like home or anywhere familiar._ Jun 03 16:23:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The next thing you notice is that there appears to be someone waiting for you at your bedside ; a fifty-something man, dressed in a lab coat, with a look of concern - or is it relief? - on his face. He observes you waking up, but doesn't say a thing, figuring you want the first word._ Jun 03 16:25:15 <HashiBot> <Keska> _Selis glances about the room for a time "There was an audience last time~" she mused, sitting up to face the man._ Jun 03 16:25:58 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _It becomes quickly apparent you were wearing nothing under the bedsheets. Before the doctor can say anything, he immediately turns his head away. Shame? Courtesy? You decide._ Jun 03 16:26:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** ...Ah, darn... Good morning, miss Selisona. If you need space, let me know... Either way, it's a pleasure to see you are among the living again. I've been monitoring your vital signs for a while now, and they've all been stable. You probably feel confused, right now, and I understand, but first, I must ask you something; what is the last thing you remember? Jun 03 16:28:59 <HashiBot> <Keska> _"I remember being strapped into a bed, filled with chemical death and left to die, did they not work?"_ Jun 03 16:30:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** _<Surprised look.>_ .. Hmm. So you do remember... Excellent, the transition, so to speak, has thus gone well... Let me explain myself ; you have, effectively, died. However, my superior, the Administrator, saw fit to select you for what I can best describe as bringing you back from the dead. Jun 03 16:31:13 <HashiBot> <Keska> _"Poor choice on their part frankly, i assume they have a reason for interrupting my journey to hell"_ Jun 03 16:32:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Well, I'm not really questioning her orders, just doing what she told me to do. In any case, you are no longer at home, miss Selisona, you are somewhere else entirely - this realm is called the Mazes. Jun 03 16:32:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Oh, dear... With all that, I forgot to introduce myself! I am Dr. Philip Gage, head of the Medical Science Team, chief of the Proving Grounds medical staff, and... how to put this. I'm the primary caretaker and creator of your body, so to speak. Along with my superior, the Administrator, we have... the best word to use here is "recreated" the body you're currently in. Jun 03 16:34:09 <HashiBot> <Keska> _"Interesting, you're medicine has that capability, where is this Administrator?"_ Jun 03 16:35:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** I'm afraid she couldn't make it here to see you in person. But rest assured that she is well aware of your waking up. I did work on her orders to bring you back here. In exchange for your 'second chance', so to speak, she wishes you to complete an objective. Jun 03 16:36:05 <HashiBot> <Keska> _"Naturally, i'd not expect raising the dead would be a free service, what glorious purpose have i been deemed suited for, Dr. Gage"_ Jun 03 16:36:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** You may be referred to hereon as the **Contestant**, a title that bears a certain amount of importance here. Your objective is to find four ancient artifacts, said to have been forged by deities locally worshiped here - the Cardinal Amulets. Jun 03 16:36:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** These four objects will, if you find all four of them, allow you the possibility to return home, safe and sound. And I do not know much more, unfortunately, besides the fact that it's up to you to figure out where they are and how to acquire them. Why and how, I do not know either. She simply told me to say this is your primary objective. Jun 03 16:37:49 <HashiBot> <Keska> _"And i will meet this woman should i find all four?"_ Jun 03 16:38:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** _<He seems hesitant to answer that question.>_ I... am not sure, actually. It's very much possible. Jun 03 16:39:19 <HashiBot> <Keska> _stares at the Dr unsettlingly, a disappointing answer "I see, then i should like to start immediately"_ Jun 03 16:40:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Excellent. There is gear here on the other side of the room, which was delivered here at your attention by the Admin. Normally this should include a basic set of clothing and armor, a weapon, and some kind of bag or carry gear. Jun 03 16:40:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Please, feel free to take a look and gear up. Jun 03 16:41:37 <HashiBot> <Keska> _Slides from the bed, unshamed by the lack of dress while she moved to the indicated delivered goods._ Jun 03 16:42:15 <Hebizuka> _For some strange reason, there is indeed equipment... A helmet, body armor, a belt, a backpack, and weapons. But clothes appear to be missing._ Jun 03 16:42:49 <Hebizuka> _Although the flak jacket will be passably adequate to cover your chest, you are completely naked from the waist down. This MAY get you in trouble. Law enforcement will not look kindly at you._ Jun 03 16:44:28 <HashiBot> <Keska> _begins the process of getting kitted out, a practiced hand tracing the length of the rifle "This will do very well"_ Jun 03 16:46:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** I don't suppose I need to tell you that you may need to defend yourself on a regular basis. As for the rest, we are in the town of Arnett, and if you are ready to leave, I will show you out... Wait. Hang on. You.. You don't have any pants. Jun 03 16:47:43 <HashiBot> <Selis> _shrugs him off "Never seen a nake woman before Dr. Gage, box didn't have clothes, now if you don't mind, i would like to get a move on, i have someone i'd very much like to use this SKS on"_ Jun 03 16:50:10 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** _<Nervously>_ ...Very well, if you insist... Jun 03 16:50:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The good doctor's pace is brisk and fast, and you don't have the time to see much of the facility you woke up in, besides the room you were in, a few corridors, and a lobby._ Jun 03 16:50:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Once you're outside, Gage's pace doesn't relent any. Soon, you find yourself at the center of the town, a large sort of town plaza called the Social Square Center, with four streets branching out in a plus shaped pattern. At this early hour in the morning, there doesn't seem to be too many people around, and none have noticed your partial nudity... yet._ Jun 03 16:51:34 <HashiBot> <Selis> _"Now i hope you are going to point me in a direction to start"_ Jun 03 16:51:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Welcome to Arnett, and more generally welcome to the Mazes. I hope you will be able to succeed in your mission and that you will stay alive. And yes, I have a few last pieces of advice for you, if you care to hear them. Jun 03 16:52:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** One, every town is more or less patterned the same way - they all have a social square, a center plaza like this one, and common features such as a hospital, a bank, some form of special facility, and whatnot. If you're ever lost, find the Social Square Center and look for the map - it will tell you where you are and where to go. Jun 03 16:53:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Two, you will probably want to find clues about where to go next for your primary objective. The Amulets are, apparently, Angelic in nature, so I would advise you to ask around in town about finding someone who might be knowledgeable enough to help you. Jun 03 16:53:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Three and last, the best place for information and the place you want to go to if you need money, is the Hiring Bureau. Think of it as a sort of combination of post office and job finding agency. If you're ever in need of something to do for cash, my advice is to ask there first. Jun 03 16:54:33 <HashiBot> <Selis> "Well thank you Dr. Gage, i'll be seeing you, real soon" Jun 03 16:54:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Stay safe out there. Jun 03 16:55:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The good doctor proceeds to turn around and disappear back towards the direction of his facility. He was about to extend a handshake, but you have the impression that you scared him from the idea._ Jun 03 16:55:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <**M02: First Town** - Quest complete!> Jun 03 16:55:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <**M03: Take the Long Way Home** - Quest started.> Jun 03 16:55:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> M03: Objectives Jun 03 16:55:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> 1) Head to Arnett's Hiring Bureau to register yourself as a contractor: the Hiring Bureau is the place to go to find jobs and initiate sidequests, in order to earn money and acquire better gear. Jun 03 16:55:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> 2) Ask around in Arnett and inquire about the closest Angelic town, to learn more about the Contestant Prophecy and the Cardinal Amulets' supposed whereabouts. Jun 03 16:55:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( And from that point on you have full control and freedom to go where you please. Jun 03 16:56:09 <HashiBot> <Selis> _takes a moment to find the map Dr. Gage mentioned and give it a once over._ Jun 03 16:57:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The map in the Social Square Center of Arnett says, in big red letters, that "YOU ARE HERE" - pointing at the center of a plus-shaped area. Branching out from the Center are the four streets, North - West - East and South, and the various shops and outlets that can be found there. At the end of these streets are accesses to the various other sections of town._ Jun 03 16:57:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Facilities in the Arnett Social Square: SS Center (you are here!) - Bank - Hiring Bureau - Bar (The Bolt Face) - Restaurant (Diner - Bill's Burgers) - Takeout stand - Shooting range - Library Jun 03 16:57:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Other areas that can be accessed from here: Hospital - Residential area - Shop sector (linked to Special facility)- Town entrance (linked to Town Generator) Jun 03 17:00:48 <HashiBot> <Selis> _notes down whats in the immediate area, checking the Hospital area next._ Jun 03 17:01:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The hospital is, like virtually every town bearing one, a facility where you can use the meds shop, see the medic, or request to use a hospital bedroom - all for a price, of course._ Jun 03 17:02:46 <HashiBot> <Selis> _looks over the Residentalo area section next._ Jun 03 17:04:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _There are three residential areas - two low-end, one high-end. Residential areas are housing for the inhabitants, and serve little other purpose to you, unless you have a reason to go there._ Jun 03 17:05:04 <HashiBot> <Selis> _moves on to check whats in the shopping district._ Jun 03 17:05:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _In the shopping hub, you can find a weapon shop and a clothing shop._ Jun 03 17:06:33 <HashiBot> <Selis> _curiously looks at the special facility the map mentions._ Jun 03 17:07:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The special facility is a biotech laboratory, which seems to focus on genetics research. This is where you woke up, and where Dr. Gage seemingly returned._ Jun 03 17:08:43 <HashiBot> <Selis> _makes a decision and turns in the direction of the shopping district, heading straight to the clothing store._ Jun 03 17:10:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Probably the wisest decision right now. The clothing store is 8 rooms away from the center. You quickly beeline there, caring little for the occasional passerby that turns around and stares at your rear._ Jun 03 17:11:32 <HashiBot> <Selis> _heads into the store upon arrival, buying clothes more for the protection from the laws ire than to cover up._ Jun 03 17:12:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You've made your way to the clothing store in Arnett. The tailor, a middle aged male human, is rather astonished to watch a client walk in half naked._ Jun 03 17:12:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Tailor]** Oh. My. Goodness. Don't say a word, I know exactly what you want. Jun 03 17:13:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Tailor]** And it's probably not a fancy hat. I'm gonna check if I have anything to help you cover that up. Jun 03 17:13:44 <HashiBot> <Selis> _"I'd appreciate it, i've been told nudity is not a favorite of the police"_ Jun 03 17:16:38 <Hebizuka> < Tailor - Clothes for sale > Jun 03 17:16:38 <Hebizuka> High-heeled shoes (Quantity: 2) - 150 P$ Jun 03 17:16:38 <Hebizuka> Prison jacket - 20 P$ Jun 03 17:16:38 <Hebizuka> Elbow pads - 75 P$ Jun 03 17:16:38 <Hebizuka> Guard pants (Quantity: 2) - 70 P$ Jun 03 17:16:38 <Hebizuka> Night dress - 60 P$ Jun 03 17:16:38 <Hebizuka> Chef hat - 5 P$ Jun 03 17:16:38 <Hebizuka> Hiking shoes - 130 P$ Jun 03 17:16:38 <Hebizuka> Baseball cap - 70 P$ Jun 03 17:16:38 <Hebizuka> Leather jacket - 70 P$ Jun 03 17:16:38 <Hebizuka> Regular pants - 60 P$ Jun 03 17:17:38 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Tailor]** Thank goodness I still have some pants here for sale. And I have other things for you as well if you'd like - these bulky armor jackets must chafe horribly without a shirt, and I figure you'd like shoes too. Jun 03 17:19:08 <HashiBot> <Selis> _gives a quick glance "Give me the leather jacket, the hiking shoes, and one of the guard pants"_ Jun 03 17:22:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Tailor]** Certainly! That will be 270 P$. ...Actually, no, you know what? I'm giving you the pants for free; you need these really badly. So... 200 P$, please. Jun 03 17:22:41 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The tailor seems concerned with your well-being._ Jun 03 17:23:29 <HashiBot> <Selis> _hands over the money she recieved from the box of gear, to a total of 200 P$"Well i appreciate that Sir"_ Jun 03 17:23:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Money pouch] 100 P$ /2000 (-200) Jun 03 17:24:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The tailor disappears in the storage room, the time to fetch your order._ Jun 03 17:24:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Tailor]** There, here you go! Jun 03 17:24:56 <Hebizuka> [Clothing] Top - Leather jacket (Upper body, Arms) - AC: C3 - Blunt-resistant, Sharp-resistant - Weight: 3 - (Condition: Brand new) Jun 03 17:24:56 <Hebizuka> [Clothing] Bottom - Guard pants (Lower body, Legs, Crotch) - AC: C2 - Blunt-resistant, Sharp-resistant - Weight: 3 - (Condition: Brand new) Jun 03 17:24:56 <Hebizuka> [Clothing] Footwear - Hiking shoes - AC: C3 - Blunt-resistant, Sharp-resistant, Piercing-resistant - Weight: 9 - (Condition: Brand new) Jun 03 17:27:01 <HashiBot> <Selis> _dresses in all three items "Thanks for the help, good day Sir" she said once all the gear was on her person, heading back out into the street._ Jun 03 17:27:10 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Where to?_ Jun 03 17:27:34 <HashiBot> <Selis> _turns toward the social square, in particular the Library._ Jun 03 17:28:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The library is 13 rooms from your current position. Move there now?_ Jun 03 17:29:05 <HashiBot> <Selis> _gets a move on._ Jun 03 17:32:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Now dressed and no longer half naked, in your brand new leather jacket, pants and shoes, you trudge on towards the library. You enter, and find yourself in the west wing, which is the entrance area. There are several bookshelves here with many books per bookshelf, two tables, several chairs, and a few comfortable-looking armchairs._ Jun 03 17:32:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The librarian is in the east wing, two rooms from your location._ Jun 03 17:32:57 <HashiBot> <Selis> _goes to meet the librarian, the benefit of not having male parts, the ability to ask directions._ Jun 03 17:34:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _In the east wing, the librarian's office can be found. There, the librarian, an aged male human, can be found working at the desk, typing away on the computer._ Jun 03 17:35:49 <HashiBot> <Selis> _approaches the desk and announces her presence with a cough "I need texts on two topics if you can point me to the shelves"_ Jun 03 17:35:50 <HashiBot> <Gear> Level up! @Selis is now **level 15**. Jun 03 17:36:12 <HashiBot> <Selis> "Or save me time if you know directly" Jun 03 17:36:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Librarian]** Hmm? Good morning. It's unusual to have people looking for books at eight in the morning, but I'm not complaining. Jun 03 17:36:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Librarian]** What can I help you with? Jun 03 17:37:16 <HashiBot> <Selis> _"I had an early start, i need information on angelics, and someone called the administrator"_ Jun 03 17:38:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Librarian]** Hmm. I think you should be able to find what you need to know by perusing our computers. They're in the South Wing. If you don't mind paying the computer usage fee first, of course. Jun 03 17:39:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _> The computer usage fee is 5 P$, valid for an unlimited period of time until you leave the library._ Jun 03 17:39:54 <HashiBot> <Selis> _gives a nod "Thanks for the help" she saids while exiting the office, making way to the south wing to use the computers. Paying the fee once there and seated._ Jun 03 17:40:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Money pouch] 95 P$ / 2000 Jun 03 17:41:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Two rooms of navigation to the South Wing and a login/password acquired later, you find yourself sitting at one of the library computers. You are alone in the room. After having logged in and opened the network browser, the search engine awaits for your questions._ Jun 03 17:41:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Just ask questions normally about what you want to know and I'll reply as though the computer gave you your info. Jun 03 17:41:55 <HashiBot> <Selis> _cracks her fingers and gets to typing "Who are the angelics"_ Jun 03 17:42:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The **Fetch & Retrieve** search engine finds the following information..._ Jun 03 17:45:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Heaven, Limited (also referred to as Heaven, Ltd., or more informally as the Angelics) is an established religious organization and the representative bureaucratic manifestation of the Angelic faith. Their leaders are said to be the Cardinal Gods themselves (the Black Tortoise, the Azure Dragon, the White Tiger, and the Scarlet Bird), but the day-to-day operations and management are governed by the Elder Council, a board of directors composed of 7 of the oldest and most ancient archangels._ Jun 03 17:46:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Their lifelong rivals, enemies, and business competitors are Hell, Incorporated, representatives of Demonic faith._ Jun 03 17:47:50 <HashiBot> <Selis> _chuckles quitely "Guess heaven and hell went corporate" she mutters while typing the next query "Where to find Heaven, Ltd."_ Jun 03 17:50:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The Heaven, Ltd. presence in the Mazes is generally best represented in the towns they control, hereon referred to as 'Angelic towns', as they all have shrines, which are: Alba Radium (NWZ), Beatus (WZ), Caminus (NZ), Divus Nitor (EZ), Semitas (EZ), Ventis (CZ), and the capital city, Cloud Ten (NZ). Heaven Ltd. considers that the best method of contacting the Gods is through prayer at their shrines, and thus recommends visiting the nearest Angelic town for this purpose._ Jun 03 17:52:20 <HashiBot> <Selis> _finishes the investigation on Angelics with "Directions to nearest Angelic town"_ Jun 03 17:53:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Semitas and Arnett are directly connected. Simply exit Arnett towards the UA and follow the road to Semitas._ Jun 03 17:53:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <M03: Objective 2 complete!> Jun 03 17:54:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <And I'm giving you 50 RP as bonus points for completing it in a clever way.> Jun 03 17:54:52 <HashiBot> <Selis> _notes down the information before clearing the search and typing in the next, personal line of inquiry "Who is The Administrator"_ Jun 03 17:55:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The **Fetch & Retrieve** search engine takes an unusually long time to load your answers, for some reason._ Jun 03 17:56:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **ERROR 500 - INTERNAL SERVER ERROR** Jun 03 17:59:11 <HashiBot> <Selis> "Figures, now is that an actual error or a we dont want you to know error" she muttered while tapping a finger "How about, administrator conspiracy theory" Jun 03 18:00:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _F&R seems to work again. You read various forum posts which speculate about the Administrator's identity, role, and possible purpose in the Mazes. Various outlandish theories, ranging from "She doesn't actually exist" to "She is actually an alien eldritch god who eats brains"._ Jun 03 18:01:39 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The only bits of information that seem consistent is that the Administrator is indeed known as, and referred to as, female, and that the more serious posts give a name: Hebizuka Jinkou. Various other posts comment on how the name sounds Youkai, and certain conspiracy theories are extremely elaborate and intricate stories about how she is actually a youkai overlord bent on influencing the ongoing human-youkai war._ Jun 03 18:04:07 <HashiBot> <Selis> _spends a few hours reading through forum after forum, stretching and sliding back, signing out of the computer "Hebizuka...wonder if any of it is true, maybe i should find a youkai..." she pondered. Putting the search on hold, Selis leaves the library and goes to her last order of business, walking too and entering the hiring bureau._ Jun 03 18:05:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Please roll a 1d12. Jun 03 18:06:26 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Selis: Jun 03 18:06:26 <HashiBot> @roll 1d12 Jun 03 18:06:27 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 10 Jun 03 18:06:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You've spent a good 50 minutes looking up information, reading and soaking it up._ Jun 03 18:07:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _It's now almost 9 AM. Confirming you're moving to the Hiring Bureau?_ Jun 03 18:07:39 <HashiBot> <Selis> Confirmed. Jun 03 18:09:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You travel 10 rooms, exiting the library, and walking your way towards the hiring bureau. On your way there, you notice there seems to be more and more people around, as the morning passes. The town is waking up fully, it seems._ Jun 03 18:09:47 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The place looks like a large office, where the walls are plastered with recruitment or advertisement posters. It is an otherwise very simple room - with only one large desk, a computer, a board of announcements and classifieds, and the only worker here, the Hirer, sitting at the desk._ Jun 03 18:13:41 <HashiBot> <Selis> _approaches the desk after looking around "I was told i should come here for work"_ Jun 03 18:15:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Yes, that would be correct! Welcome to the Hiring Bureau. I assume that you're new here? Jun 03 18:16:41 <HashiBot> <Selis> _"You could say that, i don't have I.D though, is that required?"_ Jun 03 18:17:58 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** No, that's quite alright if you don't have a badge or dogtags or things like that. All I'm gonna need is your full name, and if you have any, a phone number and an address. Jun 03 18:19:17 <HashiBot> <Selis> _"Selisona, no last name, no phone or address, like i said, im new here, literally"_ Jun 03 18:20:39 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Alright then... I will sign you up. You'll just have to come and check back in here (or in any other Hiring Bureau in other towns) to see if there's anything available. Jun 03 18:20:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** While the background check runs, do you want me to quickly explain how this works? Jun 03 18:22:00 <HashiBot> <Selis> _"May as well, information is power right"_ Jun 03 18:22:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Haha, right. OK, so, the way this works, is that we register people in two broad categories, Employers and Contractors. The former sign up to offer jobs and things to do for any Contractor available, and Contractors sign up to be offered jobs made available by the first category. Jun 03 18:22:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** We also rank people by veterancy, so that Employers who wish to get more or less experienced people, may only offer that job to the type of Contractor they want. Since you're new, you're starting at the bottom rung, so you might only get small stuff to do at first. Jun 03 18:24:27 <HashiBot> <Selis> _"Makes sense, just to make things quick, give me any jobs available once im signed up, save some time"_ Jun 03 18:24:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The computer makes an audible sound - a notification of some kind._ Jun 03 18:25:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** ...And the background check is over. Hmm. Strange... Employer is greyed out... Oh, well. Contractor it is, then. There, you are all signed up! Unfortunately, since you've just gotten into the system, I have nothing for you yet, I advise coming back later. Jun 03 18:25:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <M03: Objective 1 is complete.> Jun 03 18:25:47 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Can I do anything else for you in the meantime? Jun 03 18:26:26 <HashiBot> <Selis> _"I'm looking for information on the administrator, the library didn't have anything in books, any rumors about it?"_ Jun 03 18:29:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Hoo boy, the Administrator? Uh... Damn. You're asking a hard one. I've only really heard of her. Jun 03 18:30:15 <HashiBot> <Selis> _"Ill take a story, i'm looking for her"_ Jun 03 18:35:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** That might be difficult. There's only the occasional rumor and hearsay. From what I know, she oversees a lot of things in the Mazes, like infrastructure, power grids, information networks... Jun 03 18:36:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** But nobody I've talked to seems to have actually -seen- her. The most I get is people telling me they had a boss or a colleague receiving messages and orders from her. Mostly engineers, come to think of it Jun 03 18:37:08 <HashiBot> <Selis> _"That's useful, thank you, i'll be in touch" she said a pensive look on her face as she turned to leave._ Jun 03 18:40:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <M03: Received a new objective.> Jun 03 18:40:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> 3) Ask the shrine maiden at Semitas about information regarding the Cardinal Amulets. Jun 03 18:40:27 <HashiBot> <Selis> _decides to head to the town gate and make way for Semitas._ Jun 03 18:42:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Stay safe out there! Jun 03 18:44:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The Town Gate is just a six-room walk from the Bureau. There, two bored-looking human males are standing around, carrying badges and weapons. The badges say "TOWN SECURITY", indicating that they are local law enforcement._ Jun 03 18:45:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Nothing indicates that they want to stop you._ Jun 03 18:46:14 <HashiBot> <Selis> _ignores them for the time being, walking too and out of the gate, beginning the journey to Semitas._ Jun 03 18:49:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You walk out of the town gate, and end up in the gap corridor. For those coming in, this would be the first room of civilization. For those leaving, like you, it's the last stop before the UA. You see directional signs, which indicate the areas you can reach by following the UA roads from here: **Elkins** to the north, **I-09** to the west, and **Semitas** to the south._ Jun 03 18:50:11 <HashiBot> <Selis> _turns to the south and continues on, finding a shrine maiden seeming the most important putting her hunt for the administrator on hold._ Jun 03 18:51:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> You will be traveling into the UA from Arnett to Semitas. Which route? // **Fast** ; **Safe** ; **Deep** Jun 03 18:51:28 <HashiBot> <Selis> > Deep Jun 03 18:53:19 <Hebizuka> _Your next destination is **28** rooms away. Now generating the next rooms..._ Jun 03 18:55:27 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Storage room, abandoned // Front: Hospital bedroom, abandoned // Right: Corridor Jun 03 18:55:54 <HashiBot> <Selis> _heads for the left room first._ Jun 03 18:59:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _An abandoned storage room. A prime target for looting, as these rooms are very useful for storing large quantities of items, and sometimes, you can find stuff left behind there. This room has been almost entirely looted, except for an abandoned **medical item**._ Jun 03 18:59:48 <HashiBot> <Selis> _gives the item a quick look._ Jun 03 19:00:36 <Hebizuka> [Meds] Syringe - Hydroxocobalamin (HXCB) - Cures Cyanide poisoning. - Weight: 0.1 Jun 03 19:01:23 <HashiBot> <Selis> _stores it in the backpack. "Useful"_ Jun 03 19:02:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Backpack / Main] 1.6 /40 Jun 03 19:03:30 <HashiBot> <Selis> _heads for the exit._ Jun 03 19:08:37 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: **Explorable** - Outside area (Tundra) // Front: Bedroom (bunks), disaffected // Right: Corridor Jun 03 19:09:16 <HashiBot> <Selis> _goes toward the front._ Jun 03 19:12:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _It is now 9 AM in the Mazes..._ Jun 03 19:17:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You barge into a disaffected bedroom, full of ancient, rotting bunk beds. Even the mattresses look old and disgusting, but if you really had to, you could maybe use one of them as a bed... There's several things in this room. Lots of items; a piece of **armor**, some **food**, and an **object**. But there's also **Maze Soldiers** here..._ Jun 03 19:17:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _... Specifically, a very rare sight: a **Phantom Forces Captain**, accompanied with a subordinate **PF Private**. Although both are heavily armed and armored, the Captain is even more, and clearly looks and feels like a badass veteran._ Jun 03 19:20:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You are on Side 1. They are on Side 3, and are seemingly examining the piece of armor in the room. They do not seem to be hostile, but it's up to you._ Jun 03 19:32:03 <HashiBot> <Selis> _restrains herself and just examines the armor._ Jun 03 19:32:14 <Hebizuka> [Clothing] Body armor - Dou-sode armor (Upper body, shoulders) - AC: A1 - Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-PROOF, Piercing-PROOF - Half melee damage - Weight: Unsparable - (Condition: Ruined) Jun 03 19:33:01 <HashiBot> <Selis> _checks the object next._ Jun 03 19:33:40 <Hebizuka> [Item] Mobile phone battery. Pass more calls and never miss a meeting. - Weight 0.1 - [Battery remaining: 1/6] Jun 03 19:33:52 <HashiBot> <Selis> _lastly the food._ Jun 03 19:33:59 <Hebizuka> [Food] Seafood - Sea bass. 125 ntri, 25 wtr - Weight: 1 Jun 03 19:34:28 <HashiBot> <Selis> _stores the fish in the backpack._ Jun 03 19:34:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[PF Private]** Do you think this thing has anything to do with our guys? Jun 03 19:35:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[PF Captain]** No, I'm not sure it has any relation. This looks like it's gonna fall apart but this piece of armor looks like it was made for humans. Jun 03 19:35:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The soldiers don't seem to mind your presence, and they do not stop you from looting._ Jun 03 19:35:38 <HashiBot> <Selis> _heads for the exit before she does something extremely stupid._ Jun 03 19:36:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Backpack / Main] 2.6 /40 Jun 03 19:37:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _It's probably for the best that you don't provoke these soldiers._ Jun 03 19:37:49 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: **Explorable** - Ancient factory ruins // Front: Pathway // Right: Laundry room, abandoned Jun 03 19:39:13 <HashiBot> <Selis> _goes to the right again._ Jun 03 19:42:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _An abandoned laundry room, with its rows of washing machines. Most of the washing machines have been looted already, some have even been damaged. There seems to be loose rounds of **ammunition** lying on the floor there..._ Jun 03 19:44:57 <HashiBot> <Selis> _checks the ammunition._ Jun 03 19:46:04 <Hebizuka> [Ammunition] 9x39mm, Standard Match, 8 rounds - Weight: 0.16 Jun 03 19:46:27 <HashiBot> <Selis> _heads onward to the next rooms._ Jun 03 19:46:34 <Hebizuka> (( Not taking them? Jun 03 19:46:56 <HashiBot> <Selis> Naah) Jun 03 19:47:31 <Hebizuka> (( Okay, your call Jun 03 19:48:44 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Corridor // Front: Hospital bedroom, abandoned // Right: Youkai bedroom (washitsu), disaffected Jun 03 19:49:00 <HashiBot> <Selis> _goes to the front._ Jun 03 19:52:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _An abandoned hospital bedroom. Once part of a hospital, obviously, but now it's just another room in the Uncivilized Area. Two creatures are in this room... You enter the room on Side 1. On that side, you bump into what seems to be a **wild duck** - a regular, dumb, quacking duck. On Side 3, a wicked youkai lurks... A **komainu**._ Jun 03 19:52:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Here's the thing. The wild duck is afraid of both of you. The komainu is hostile, and probably looking to eat the wild duck for a snack - and you for the plat du jour._ Jun 03 19:54:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The wild duck is too stupid to care about you and will not fight you. The komainu hasn't spotted you yet. So you have the opportunity to maintain stealth... for now._ Jun 03 19:54:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Combat mode is ON._ Jun 03 19:54:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Turn 1. You may check for cover on your side if you want. What will you do?_ Jun 03 19:55:25 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Selis: Jun 03 19:55:25 <HashiBot> @cover Jun 03 19:55:25 <MazeBot> A sandbag nest. (Health: 96, LDV modifier: -3. AC Eqv: A4. Pass-through threshold: 12+ dmg. Pain modifier: x0.50) Jun 03 19:57:04 <HashiBot> <Selis> _forgoes it, fires 3 rounds from the SKS at the Komainu, aiming for center mass._ Jun 03 19:57:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Just to be sure, you're forgoing taking cover here?_ Jun 03 19:57:46 <HashiBot> <Selis> Yessum. Jun 03 19:58:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Okay gimme a sec, I dunno what's wrong with me but I'm working real slow today Jun 03 20:02:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Very well. Order this turn: Wild duck, Komainu, You._ Jun 03 20:02:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The wild duck is too stupid to do anything. It stands in place, staring at you._ Jun 03 20:02:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Duck]** Quack? Jun 03 20:03:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Komainu's turn. The wolf-like creature decides you are the greater threat - and the better meal. It moves towards you, with the intention to claw you, and you see that claw going towards your **face**..._ Jun 03 20:03:18 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Tempest: Jun 03 20:03:18 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 Jun 03 20:03:18 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 5 Jun 03 20:03:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Miss. Thankfully._ Jun 03 20:03:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Your turn. You may roll for 3 shots._ Jun 03 20:03:50 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Selis: Jun 03 20:03:50 <HashiBot> @roll 3#2d6 Jun 03 20:03:50 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 10;6;9 Jun 03 20:04:06 <Hebizuka> Hit, Miss, Hit. Jun 03 20:06:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You align your sights, and your SKS barks three times. Two of the 7.62x39 projectiles hit their intended target exactly where you want them - in the komainu's body. The beast snarls and growls in pain. It's not exactly dead yet, but you've knocked some life out of it._ Jun 03 20:06:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Ending Turn 1..._ Jun 03 20:07:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The komainu bleeds, but you have the feeling that it's not the two holes you poked into it that are going to stop it from fighting._ Jun 03 20:07:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Turn 2. What is your next move?_ Jun 03 20:10:41 <HashiBot> <Selis> _switches things to the pickaxe and strikes the Komainu in the head, two times._ Jun 03 20:12:41 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Noted. Order this turn: Wild duck, You, Komainu._ Jun 03 20:12:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The wild duck is spooked out of its wits and tries to waddle out of the room._ Jun 03 20:12:57 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Tempest: Jun 03 20:12:57 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 Jun 03 20:12:57 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 6 Jun 03 20:13:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Success! The wild duck flees the current situation, and departs from the room._ Jun 03 20:13:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Your turn. You may roll for 2 attacks._ Jun 03 20:14:03 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Selis: Jun 03 20:14:03 <HashiBot> @roll 2#2d6 Jun 03 20:14:04 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 9;9 Jun 03 20:14:26 <Hebizuka> _2 inaccurate hits, but being melee strikes, they're both hits._ Jun 03 20:15:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You manage to send your pickaxe flying, striking the komainu imperfectly in the head, twice in a row, but still good strikes nonetheless! With the brutality that 150% strength procures, the difference might still be in your favor anyway..._ Jun 03 20:18:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You have managed to puncture the head of the komainu with such strength that even though it wasn't sufficient amounts of Pain to kill it, the sheer limb damage caused to the head is enough to **disable its head**. And unfortunately for the wicked beast, this spells immediate death; the komainu dies under your strikes from irreversible brain injuries. Brained by a pick-axe._ Jun 03 20:19:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <You have killed a komainu (Pick-axe)> Jun 03 20:19:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> +1 Skill Point in Piercing weapons Jun 03 20:19:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> +1 Brutal point, for disabling the creature's head. Jun 03 20:19:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Ending Turn 2..._ Jun 03 20:20:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <Kill value: 46 points> Jun 03 20:20:39 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _End of the fight! (2 turns)_ Jun 03 20:20:54 <HashiBot> <Selis> _calls it a day for the hospital room and head on to the next._ Jun 03 20:23:36 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Deactivated room // Front: Kitchen, forsaken // Right: Bedroom (bunks), abandoned Jun 03 20:23:49 <HashiBot> <Selis> _makes for the front, to the kitchen_ Jun 03 20:26:41 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _An old, forsaken kitchen. It's at least a few hundreds of years old, judging from the advanced state of decay. Weird patches of mossy substances have begun growing on the long-dilapidated furniture. The fridge is not powered, the sink doesn't work, and the drawers have been looted long ago. There is nothing at all of use in this room._ Jun 03 20:27:05 <HashiBot> <Selis> What a sad end to a day) Jun 03 20:27:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Time for a break? Jun 03 20:28:05 <HashiBot> <Selis> Yeah 4 hours is a good session length) Jun 03 20:28:10 <Hebizuka> [Session end!]