Log:V4 Session 16 (Meta, no ontology)

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Jun 06 23:30:26 <Hebizuka> [Session start!] Jun 06 23:30:44 <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 06 23:30:45 <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 06 23:31:19 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> Damien sits up, alerted, and examines the person. Alright, he's a doc. Maybe he can explain something for me. First things first, introductions. He stands up from the bed in a fast pace and salutes. "Damien Pigeon of the 75th Rangers. America" Jun 06 23:41:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** .Good morning, mister Pigeon. Glad to see you can remember your own name and identity. 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 06 23:44:34 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "Last thing huh?" What was the last thing? *Damien sits back on the bed, his eyebrows lowered* "Well, Doc last thing i remember was that bullet entering the back of my head... Now I got a question for you, if you dont mind me asking" Jun 06 23:45:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** ...Excellent, the transition has then gone perfectly well. I have more I wish to say, but, let's hear your question first? Jun 06 23:45:39 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "Do....you.....have......Whiskey?" Jun 06 23:47:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** _<Surprised.>_ Oh, no, I don't have any alcohol at hand, I'm sorry. In any case, 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. You are no longer at home, mister Pigeon, you are somewhere else entirely - this realm is called the Mazes. Jun 06 23:51:50 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> *He flings himself back on the bed and groans* "Goddammit, no whiskey?! urggh, well , I mean, dying sucks too, but ughh" *He sits back up* "So, I know Im dead, but how do you fix a hole in the head docs? and why do it?" Jun 06 23:51:51 <HashiBot> <Gear> Level up! @Sir Pigeon is now **level 7**. Jun 06 23:53:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Well... ...Dear gods. I haven't even introduced myself, please forgive me. 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 06 23:54:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** This should explain why your head is intact. As for the rest, the Administrator and I worked to ensure that your... transition, would be as soft as possible, and feel like waking up. A rough night, so to speak. Jun 06 23:57:19 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "Ahh I have had rough nights now and than docs, and let me tell you, you are doing you're job right" *Damien Stands up and walks towards Gage.* "Sorry about the rude intro, lets try again. Damien Pigeon, Thanks for saving me doc." *He extends a hand for a shake* Jun 07 00:05:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _It dawns on you that you are wearing nothing under the bedsheets._ Jun 07 00:05:53 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "heh" Jun 07 00:05:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Dr. Gage returns the handshake, but he does look away._ Jun 07 00:06:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** The Admin is mostly responsible for bringing you here and that I'm just following her orders, she has told me to tell you what your role here is. You may be referred to hereon as the **Contestant**, a title that bears a certain amount of importance here. Your objective is to find four ancient artifacts, said to have been forged by deities - the Cardinal Amulets. Jun 07 00:06:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** This is what the Admin wishes you to do, in exchange for your second chance. Jun 07 00:08:27 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> From one job to the other, its like the Fenri Family again "I understand, than lets waste no time. First where can I get clothes? Jun 07 00:10:27 <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 07 00:10:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** In any case, I'm glad to hear you're enthusiastic about getting started. There is gear over there for you, which includes clothing; please feel free to get yourself dressed and geared up. Jun 07 00:14:33 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> *Damien quick dresses himself not caring for what his clothes are, but inspects his equipment entirely* "OOOooohoohooo. Smith and Wesson. You guys do a great job understanding your "Contestants"." *He seemingly loads a bullet* *He quickly turns, rolls the chamber and points at Gage* Jun 07 00:15:20 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "I trust ya, doc. I really do, but do you trust me?" Jun 07 00:16:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The good doctor reflexively raises one hand... and brings another to his hip, where a submachinegun is resting, but Gage seems reluctant to the very idea of having to fight you._ Jun 07 00:16:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Please don't do something inconsiderate, I beg of you. Jun 07 00:17:00 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "HA! Answer the question doc" Jun 07 00:17:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** I trust you aren't going to do something stupid, but please, point that away from me... Jun 07 00:19:29 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "Hahaha, Fair Enough doc. Just a joke." *He opens the chamber to reveal it was empty. He Loads his gun fully and holsters his weapon* "Lead the way, 'Doctor"" Jun 07 00:22:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You can hear Gage audibly sigh in relief._ Jun 07 00:22:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Very well, please follow me. Jun 07 00:22:59 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "Yes, sir" Jun 07 00:26:11 <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 07 00:26:15 <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. There, the inhabitants and visitors come and go, going about on their businesses._ Jun 07 00:26:23 <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. If I may, can I give you a few pieces of advice before I let you go? Jun 07 00:27:17 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "Sure, Whats up, doc? Jun 07 00:27:35 <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 plaza of this town and look for the map - it will tell you where you are and where to go. Jun 07 00:27:37 <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 07 00:27:42 <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 07 00:29:42 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "Gotcha, Thanks doc" *He turns from the Good doctor and looks back* "You up for a drink sometimes, Philp? or this one time thing between us?" Jun 07 00:31:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** I'd accept, but I have to return to the lab. More important matters demand my presence. Please stay safe out there, okay? Jun 07 00:32:15 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "Right. Thanks again doc. And my advice to you if you will take it" Jun 07 00:32:22 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> ".....Don't change" Jun 07 00:45:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** I won't, I don't think so. Jun 07 00:45:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The good doctor proceeds to turn around and disappear back towards the direction of his facility._ Jun 07 00:45:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <**M02: First Town** - Quest complete!> Jun 07 00:45:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <**M03: Take the Long Way Home** - Quest started.> Jun 07 00:45:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> M03: Objectives Jun 07 00:45:35 <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 07 00:45:39 <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 07 00:45:41 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( And from that point on you have full control and freedom to go where you please. Jun 07 00:46:33 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> Rangers lead the way... to a bar! Now where is the map *Damien searches around for a city map* Jun 07 00:55:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> ((No worries. Jun 07 00:57:05 <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 07 00:57:11 <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 07 00:57:12 <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 07 00:58:12 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> Bolt face it is Jun 07 01:03:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The Bolt Face, the local bar, is only three rooms away from the town center. When you enter, you arrive into the bar's hall, where rows of tables and chairs are arranged. Faint pop music can be heard as background ambiance music. A clock shows it's still fairly early - barely 8 AM -, which explains why all of those chairs are empty._ Jun 07 01:03:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _To the west is the door back to the street. To the east, the room with the bar counter proper, where the bartender can be found._ Jun 07 01:04:37 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> Go East *Damien waves at the tender as he takes a seat* Jun 07 01:05:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The bar counter is surrounded with an array of stools. There are more tables as well, with more comfortable-looking couches._ Jun 07 01:05:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** Howdy, good mornin'. Jun 07 01:06:09 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "Good Morning, Damien Pigeon. Can I get a look at your spirits? Jun 07 01:06:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** Sure thing, let me pull up the list. Jun 07 01:07:13 <Hebizuka> < The Bolt Face - Alcoholic drinks > Jun 07 01:07:13 <Hebizuka> > Bottle of beer, blonde ale - 15 P$ for 1 bottle (5 parts) / ntri: 40 ntri, 31 wtr + Ineb +0.3 /part Jun 07 01:07:13 <Hebizuka> > Bottle of beer, brown ale - 20 P$ for 1 bottle (5 parts) / ntri: 62 ntri, 30 wtr + Ineb +0.6 /part Jun 07 01:07:13 <Hebizuka> > Bottle of beer, stout - 25 P$ for 1 bottle (5 parts) / ntri: 93 ntri, 29 wtr + Ineb +1.0 /part Jun 07 01:07:13 <Hebizuka> > Glass of cider - 15 P$ for 1 glass / ntri: 56 ntri, 30 wtr + Ineb +0.8 Jun 07 01:07:13 <Hebizuka> > Glass of red wine - 20 P$ for 1 glass / ntri: 85 ntri, 29 wtr + Ineb +1.4 Jun 07 01:07:13 <Hebizuka> > Glass of champagne - 20 P$ for 1 glass / ntri: 65 ntri, 28 wtr + Ineb +1.2 Jun 07 01:07:13 <Hebizuka> > Glass of mead - 25 P$ for 1 glass / ntri: 149 ntri, 23 wtr + Ineb +1.8 Jun 07 01:07:13 <Hebizuka> > Glass of sake - 30 P$ for 1 glass / ntri: 134 ntri, 26 wtr + Ineb +2.0 Jun 07 01:07:13 <Hebizuka> > Glass of brandy - 40 P$ for 1 glass / ntri: 220 ntri, 22 wtr + Ineb +4.0 Jun 07 01:07:13 <Hebizuka> > Glass of vodka - 50 P$ for 1 glass / ntri: 231 ntri, 22 wtr + Ineb +5.0 Jun 07 01:07:13 <Hebizuka> > Glass of whiskey - 60 P$ for 1 glass / ntri: 250 ntri, 22 wtr + Ineb +6.0 Jun 07 01:07:13 <Hebizuka> > Glass of absinthe - 75 P$ for 1 glass / ntri: 348 ntri, 0 wtr + Ineb +9.0 Jun 07 01:08:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** I can't say I've seen your face in town before. You new around here? Jun 07 01:09:44 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> *A pale look owned Damien's face and his hand begins to shake* "Ss...s.s.s.s... SIXTY BUCKS FOR WHISKEY?! Wait how much do i have?!" *checks wallet* Jun 07 01:11:58 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You have a grand total of no money at all._ Jun 07 01:12:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** You seem surprised! I'm going to say you're new around here, haha. Jun 07 01:13:55 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "yeah.... I'm new, uhhh never mind the drinks. You know anything about Amulets and Angelic cities?" Jun 07 01:15:55 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "Where are my manners, what is your name?' Jun 07 01:18:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** _<Amused.>_ Well, since you've told me yours, I don't see why I wouldn't introduce myself. The name's Richards, Frank Richards. Most friends just call me F, though. Jun 07 01:20:07 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "Nice to meet ya, F. You the Religious type? Know any Angelic cities or what a Contestant really is?" Jun 07 01:21:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** I know what most people would know about Angelics, I suppose. Amulets, Contestant, all that does sound like the stuff they talk about a lot. The closest Angelic town is Semitas, it's not too far from here. I have to admit I'm not sure what they all talk about, or if it's real, I figure you'd want to ask them yourself and make your own opinion. Jun 07 01:22:50 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "Semitas huh....* clicks tongue* Thanks for the info, F. Sorry I can't buy a drink right now." *Damien stands up and pushes his chair in* "You'll be open later?" Jun 07 01:23:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** Oh, yeah, definitely. And don't worry about it, man, there's always next time. Jun 07 01:24:01 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> Exit Bar and head to hiring bureau Jun 07 01:24:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <M03: Objective 2 is complete> Jun 07 01:28:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You travel another 7 rooms across the social square, in order to reach the Hiring Bureau. 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 07 01:29:08 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> *Damien stands at the door and examines the hirer Jun 07 01:34:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The hirer is an old, male equine halfling, looking at the very least 65 years old, with very pale (almost albino) skin, and black-and-white equine ears. He seems to still be waking up - you can see several empty cups of coffee on the desk._ Jun 07 01:38:37 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> Ahhh, I like older people, they are easy to deal with on stranger basis *He approaches the desk and waves at the halfling* "How are you today, sir. Damien Pigeon, LT of The 7th platoon of the 75th Rangers. America" Jun 07 01:43:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The hirer raises his head, and stares at you as if you're an alien from outer space... Or, no, after a little more careful examination, you conclude he thinks you're just shitting him._ Jun 07 01:44:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** I got the first part, but I have absolutely no idea what Rangers or America are. But, yes, hello, welcome to the Hiring Bureau. What can I do for you, uhh... "Lieutenant"? Jun 07 01:46:05 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "HA! if you don't those are, that means Im no Lieutenant no more. Call me Pigeon. I'm here to look for a job, I'm a broke contestant apparently" Jun 07 01:46:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Very well, I suppose you'll be signing up, then. Since you already told me your full name... Do you perhaps have a phone number or an address? Jun 07 01:48:27 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "Well, I just got out of the hospital and I'm from a foreign lands. so no, i have neither" Jun 07 01:51:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Very well, that is not a problem. You may simply have to check back often at this Hiring Bureau, or in any other town's. Just the time to run a background check on your name, it should be quick enough. Jun 07 01:51:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** In the meantime, do you need a quick explanation on how it works? Jun 07 01:52:07 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "That would be much appreciated" Jun 07 01:55:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** 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 07 01:56:00 <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 07 01:57:29 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "That is perfectly fine by me. Lets get the ball rolling, shale we?" *He widens his permanent grin* Jun 07 01:58:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** ...and the check is done. Hmm... Well. It seems I have no choice. You're all clear, but I can only sign you up as a Contractor. Doesn't appear to be any option to add you as an Employer. Ah well. Jun 07 01:58:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <M03: Objective 1 is complete.> Jun 07 02:00:30 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "What kind of jobs are available?" Jun 07 02:01:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Well, since you're in the system since exactly 10 seconds, there is nothing yet. I'll advise you to come and check back later. Jun 07 02:01:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Do you need anything else in the meantime? Jun 07 02:02:47 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "Well Damn..." I really need to get a real job one of these days "Just one thing, What do you know about Semitas?" Jun 07 02:07:47 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Semitas? It's a quiet little Angelic town. The folks there are nice, for the most part. You can get to this town from here through the southbound UA road. Jun 07 02:08:40 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> "Got it, Thank you." Jun 07 02:09:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <M03: You gained a new objective.> Jun 07 02:09:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> 3) Ask the shrine maiden at Semitas about information regarding the Cardinal Amulets. Jun 07 02:09:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Hey, Pigeon, I don't mean to be a stickler, but I'm falling apart, do you mind if we pause and send you to the UA and to Semitas on the next session? Jun 07 02:10:21 <HashiBot> <Sir Pigeon> ((Thats perfectly fine. I had my fill Jun 07 02:10:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Awesome, thanks for playing, man, glad we finally had that first session rolling :) Jun 07 02:11:04 <Hebizuka> [Session end!]