Log:V4 Session 25 (Meta, no ontology)

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Jun 28 19:35:05 <Hebizuka> [Session start!] Jun 28 19:36:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Welcome back to the Mazes, Shizo Chou. You are now in the Gap corridor of Garica Block, the Outlaw town. Before you stands the sign, which reminds all coming in that the town is home to Club 380, the largest strip club of the Mazes, and that it is 'paid for and protected by the Yatela Family', presumably the local mafia outfit._ Jun 28 19:36:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _North is the door to the Town Gate. Go back South and you will find the directional signs and the way back to the UA._ Jun 28 19:37:18 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *Shizo notes it's still rather early in the afternoon. The strip club can wait for a little bit, it's probably not even close to peak hours yet. Perhaps she can get something to eat?* Jun 28 19:38:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _There are certainly other places and facilities to check out in town - most certainly eateries of some kind - but to know about them, you'll first have to go through the Gate, then make it to the social square center._ Jun 28 19:39:00 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *The lapine strides through the gate then, lost in her daydreaming. She'd been walking since morning, so naturally she was a touch tired of the road.* Jun 28 19:40:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Just a touch._ [Fatigue: 13.2%] Jun 28 19:42:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You pass the Gate, and notice how the walls in the Gate are entirely painted in dark grey with a fat, safety yellow line along the middle. They're not winning any style points. There are three dudes carrying badges and weapons, seemingly local TownSec, but they are clearly not looking like normal citizens - dressed in trench-coats and fedoras and carrying stockless shotguns, they look far more like **gangsters** than anything Jun 28 19:42:19 <HashiBot> else._ Jun 28 19:42:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _One of them sees you enter and motions at you to come closer._ Jun 28 19:44:26 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Tsk, asswsipes..."** *Zo mutters under her breath, shuffling over to the trio with a tilt upwards of her head.* **"Sup?"** Jun 28 19:44:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[TownSec #1]** Hey, you. Welcome to Garica Block. Full name, please? Jun 28 19:45:58 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Shizo Cho, who's asking?"** Jun 28 19:46:38 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The asking guard eyeballs one of his colleagues, who produces a notepad, quickly checks a list of names on it, then shakes his head back at his colleague._ Jun 28 19:46:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Suddenly, the guard requesting your name looks a lot nicer and steps aside._ Jun 28 19:47:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[TownSec #1]** Apologies for the trouble. Welcome to Garica, please enjoy your stay. Jun 28 19:47:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You're free to fast travel to the town center, now. With that said, 'shady' is an obvious descriptor for those three guys._ Jun 28 19:49:37 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *She stares the three down with steely eyes, looking to the one with the notepad.* **"Hey, string bean, I'm looking for someone I was referred to by a 'colleague'. You know of any hakutaku here working under the big guy...?"** Jun 28 19:50:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[TownSec #2]** Who's asking, rabbit girl? _<Sarcastic chuckle.>_ Just move on ahead and don't cause trouble. Jun 28 19:56:30 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"I'm asking and that should be enough to warrant an answer."** *She shuffles forward, putting a finger to his/her chest.* **"I'd normally stroll right past you, chuckles, and Einstein over there can take notes while he's got the pad out. I'm here on a 'matter' and I don't intend on staying long."** *She notes, looking over her shoulder, giving out her usual irritated look.* **"I'm just here to drop off some cash and 'shrooms Jun 28 19:56:30 <HashiBot> my girl owes to Yatela, alright? Would you puh-lease be so kind as to tell me where to leave her dirty laundry...?"** Jun 28 19:58:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The three gangster stooges look at each other for a moment. Asking guard seems amused. Notepad guard seems more puzzled than anything else ("Mushrooms? What?"). The third ,who remained silent until now, doesn't seem to be the very expressive type and just shrugs._ Jun 28 19:59:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[TownSec #1]** Okay, tough girl. I think I know what this is about. You want someone to ID your stuff, is that it? Jun 28 20:00:48 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Fuck it, they can ID all they want. I don't intend on keeping it anyways. I'm more worried about the money."** *She nods, happy to at least get one of them talking.* Jun 28 20:05:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[TownSec #1]** Alright, friendly warning, since you're new in town and all.. Don't act tough like that too often, you never know who you might piss off. Come on in, have a drink, take a peek at the Club, see if you might find someone like who you need... And don't cause trouble, aight? Jun 28 20:06:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[TownSec #1]** There's just three rules here. Don't be a cop, don't be an enemy of ours, and don't fuck with us, and you'll have a good time like everyone else. Jun 28 20:08:02 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Now you're speaking my language, sweet cheeks."** *"Shizo notes, patting the guard on the arm.* **"After you."** Jun 28 20:09:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _He flashes a smile, although it's a bit of an unconfortable smile - physical contact is making him and his friends nervous. With that said, you're clear to go forward, now._ Jun 28 20:10:32 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *She walks into the club, hoping it's not too dead this late at night. Perhaps she can have some fun here after all* Jun 28 20:10:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Perhaps a trip to the town map first? Or did you actually -directly- want to go to Club 380?_ Jun 28 20:11:35 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *Directly since these gentlemen are so kind at taking a lady by the arm there* Jun 28 20:13:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[TownSec #1]** Fine, fine, I'll show you the way, but check the map out yourself next time, aight? Jun 28 20:13:44 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"And walk in there without a stud-muffin on my arm? Pff, you wish."** *She teases, sauntering in all sassy-like* Jun 28 20:13:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Fast travel will take 17 turns, is this okay?_ Jun 28 20:15:01 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( Sure ) Jun 28 20:20:41 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _With one of the gate guards at your side, you travel the 17 rooms separating your current location from the entrance of Club 380 - first by navigating north to the square center, then all the way east, past the shop hub, and past the entrance of the largest strip club in the Mazes..._ Jun 28 20:21:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You notice that despite the fact this is the afternoon, there is little actual activity in the town - the shop hub seemed desolate, with only one emplacement open, and what few locals you saw turned their eyes away and pretended not to exist when the gangster accompanying you walked by. In stark contrast with this, is the lavish, luxurious ambiance of a club that seems to be all about classy appearances._ Jun 28 20:23:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[TownSec #1]** Here you are, welcome to Club 380. Now, I'll go back to my post. You go on, have a look, take a peek at whatever strikes your fancy, and have fun, aight? Jun 28 20:23:55 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"You got it.** *Walking into the club proper, Shizo looks about to see the goings-on and just take in the atmosphere.* Jun 28 20:24:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Inside of the lobby, you see two more gangsters - one at the lobby, sitting at a desk behind a computer, and one standing around, with a stereotypical submachine gun (is that a Thompson?) - seemingly being just security._ Jun 28 20:25:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _West is the way out. East takes you to a corridor where you'll have access to two of the four main sections of the club._ Jun 28 20:26:42 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *Shizo walks up to the desk with a rapping of her knuckles on the desk.* **"Hey. I'm looking for a hakutaku that's here. You know where they'd be?"** Jun 28 20:29:38 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Lobby gangster]** A hakutaku? Not very many youkai passing through, though... Yeah, actually I've seen one come in this morning. He should be in the girls section, probably at the bar. Haven't seen him leave yet, you should be able to catch him there. Jun 28 20:29:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The way to the bar in the girls' section is 4 rooms away - one east, three north._ Jun 28 20:33:32 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *Shizo taps the desk once more, happy to head on her way to the youkai* Jun 28 20:35:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You walk east, into a corridor of dark velvet, then north into the girls section. Two consecutive rooms of dance floors with pole dancing bars, comfortable chairs, and tables, in which you hear some low-key, relaxing soul music. At this hour of the day, there aren't many clients, and even less performers - only one currently working in each room, and only a bunch of old regulars watching them._ Jun 28 20:36:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Making it to the bar, you see a bar counter, several stools, as well as a few chairs and tables. Mostly unoccupied for the most part - it's just the barkeep, a few human regulars, and the aforementioned hakutaku, sitting on one of the stools with more than a few empty shot glasses in front of him._ Jun 28 20:39:36 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *The lapine takes her spot next to the hakutaku, ordering herself some beer to sip at as she looked over to her side. She wasn't sure if the bartender was having a hard time keeping up or if those glasses were some kinda scoreboard to keep counting his drinks easier.* **"What's going on, guy? You look like you're having a whole lot of fun facing the bar instead of the babe behind you."** Jun 28 20:39:52 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( And yes, I will pay my tab, this is not just roleplaying beer ) Jun 28 20:41:38 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The barkeep - a female cat halfling with blonde hair and brown cat ears - looks about as hot as one of the strippers themselves._ Jun 28 20:41:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** Blonde, brown, or stout? Jun 28 20:43:09 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Blonde, of course - it's my favorite kind. Playful, authentic, smooth... kinda like blonde babes, hmmm?"** *The flatterer went on, buttering the darling up a little* Jun 28 20:43:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hakutaku]** _<Incoherent mumbling, at first, which vaguely sounds like "Go away, I'm not taking a private dance">_ HUH? Oh, fuck... You ain't one of the local girls... Sorry. I thought... I mean. Fuck. Jun 28 20:43:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The hakutaku looks drunk._ Jun 28 20:43:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** That'll be 15 P$. Jun 28 20:45:24 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Keep the tab going for a bit, I'll pay for everything once I get sorted to head out. I was going to speak to this gentleman here first."** *Shizo noted, nudging the youkai with her elbow.* **"What's a matter with you? A few shots and that's it? Wanna nurse another and have a chat, guy?"** Shizo asks, drinking her beer as she orders him another* Jun 28 20:46:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** You better not think of leaving without paying, lass. Jun 28 20:46:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _She plops your order on the counter, chilled and straight out the fridge._ Jun 28 20:46:38 <Hebizuka> [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 Jun 28 20:48:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hakutaku]** oooh... if it was just a few shots... I'm in a state of perpetual and constant drunken state, because I'm a piece of trash. Yup, that's what's it... I'm drunk trash, drinking his bank account away since last evening. Jun 28 20:48:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _He turns, his facial expression about as incoherent as his speech._ Jun 28 20:50:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hakutaku]** _<Slurred.>_ Trash, I tells ya, girl. My folks in Ma- _<buuurp!>_ Masatomo. They hate me now. I got kicked out by the wife, nobody trusts me no more, so I'm in this ratty old town, in this den full of human girls stripping for money. Cuz I'm trash. ... Hey. Hey you. You look kinda familiar. Didn't I meet you before?... Jun 28 20:52:03 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"If you did, I don't recall you one bit."** *Shizo bluntly notes, still sipping on her beer slowly as she speaks in-between sips.* **"Don't be so hard on yourself though. What's your name? I'm Shizo."** *She offered a hand to the absolutely plastered bastard, looking him over to make sure he didn't just vomit in his lap while she chatted with him.* Jun 28 20:53:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( We'll do hard numbers after the conversation, for simplicity's sake, that okay? Jun 28 20:53:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( regarding the beer and whatnot Jun 28 20:54:11 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( Course, that's what I was about to suggest anyway ) Jun 28 20:56:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The hakutaku is an adult male, of average height, with short blonde hair, blue eyes, and a pair of straight bovine horns, as is normal for his species._ Jun 28 20:57:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hakutaku]** ...D-Dai. You can call me Dai. Or Dai-Hentai, because I'm a-a-a trash and a pervert. That's what my wife said. That I was the king of all trashy perverts. Yup. S-so what if I like human girls too, can't I like stuff in peace? ... BARKEEP... 'nother vodka, please. Jun 28 20:57:39 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** No, Dai, you're waiting until you get your next one. I'm not sending you to the fucking hospital again. Jun 28 21:01:01 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Again...?"** *Shizo noted, feeling a little bad for the guy. Too bad she needed this shmuck's advice and he was straight up demolished off of liquor.* **"Alright, bruiser... up on your feet. You can whine about it later... I need your help right now. How's about a room for the night?"** *She asked, paying for her beer and tipping her bartender with 30$P worth of paper.* **"You know where this guy can crash for the night?"** Jun 28 21:02:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** He's a regular. He always shows up here when his peeps up north are angry with him. Don't worry about it, once he sobers up he'll be better. I actually really appreciate you wanna get him out of here, stranger - he's been here all night, and so have I. Not that I don't like a regular drinker, but... He's got problems, yknow? Jun 28 21:02:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hakutaku]** Yeah... Yeah okay... Imma get up. I got problems, yeah... Jun 28 21:03:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You've paid 45 P$ to the bartender. 768 P$ left in the money pouch._ Jun 28 21:05:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** You want a place to stay at? Man, I'd say you should take his ass to the hospital, but they're expensive... And it's not a hospital he needs, it's a fucking bed, some rest, and a coffee. Uh... _<She thinks about it for a little bit>_ Sadly we don't have a hotel in town... Tell you what, I'll tell management he booked a dance, so you can use one of the private rooms, they've got beds in there. It's the middle of the Jun 28 21:05:03 <HashiBot> afternoon, I'm sure they won't mind, just keep hush about it, okay? Jun 28 21:06:43 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"My lips are sealed if yours are. Besides, I think this bastard has bothered you enough as it is."** *Shizo prods Dai in his ribs, picking him up by the shoulder.* **"Bring me a trash can too. The last thing I want is the staff to have to scrub this goon's puke off of the floor."** Jun 28 21:07:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** _<Amused>_ It's okay, we cleaned worse bodily fluids before. Jun 28 21:08:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _How many parts of your blonde ale do you want to drink?_ Jun 28 21:08:21 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( Two and I can stash the rest for later ) Jun 28 21:11:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You've sipped away two parts, and decided to spare the bottle with the remaining three into your backpack. The ale is nice and cold, feels refreshing, and gives you a very mild buzz._ [Inebriation: 0.6 / 3.0%] Jun 28 21:11:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Backpack] 29.47 /60 Jun 28 21:11:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The nearest private room is six rooms away, and Dai - despite being clearly smashed - seems to know the way already._ Jun 28 21:14:24 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *Shizo decides to crash in the room along with the goon, letting him sleep on the couch while she takes a seat on the bed.* **"Y'know, I hope you don't black out, because I want you to remember this day as the moment you got pulled out of this shithole and made something of yourself. I'm going to look around a bit more, but you get to sit here and sleep the alcohol off. If I find you back at the bar when I come back, you best Jun 28 21:14:24 <HashiBot> bet I won't come looking for you. Just to keep you in here though, I have something that might interest you..."** Jun 28 21:16:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _As you make your way to the private room, the very mild buzz is already gone, and you're completely sober once more._ [Inebriation is back to 0 / 0%] Jun 28 21:17:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Dai lets out a groan as he not so much sits down but crashes miserably on the comfortable couch-like armchair, while you take up a spot on the bed._ Jun 28 21:18:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hakutaku]** No, no, I'm good, ain't gonna pass out, I just gotta... simmer down, I guess... Thanks for that, by the way, I think I was gunna... like... never get out of there. ... Whatchu got for me? You ain't gonna actually strip, are ya? Cuz I'm really too smashed to get it up right now... Jun 28 21:20:46 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Not really. I'm heading west, far west at that. I need to collect some cash and gear from here though... and I was hoping you could help me finance some of that with these."** *She notes, spilling the whopping 36 mushrooms from her pack.* **"If any of these are hallucinogenic, you bet some junkie will trade us his hard-earned dough for them. That's why I need you, buddy. You're about to be my business partner."** Jun 28 21:23:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hakutaku]** ...Shit... You actually wanna give me work. Haha, they say you meet all kinds but... shiet, like, yer something else, bunny girl... Sure, I can look at your stuff... but for 36, it's gonna cost ya... like, 180 P$. Jun 28 21:25:48 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"How's this..."** *She notes, giving him a swat across the back of his head.* **"Seeing as I'm doing your drunk, sobbing self a favor, you cut it down to a hundred. Fair enough?"** Jun 28 21:27:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Roll me a 2d6. Success on 7 or more._ Jun 28 21:27:39 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Degenerate: Jun 28 21:27:40 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 Jun 28 21:27:40 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 4 Jun 28 21:28:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hakutaku]** Hell naw... It's 180 if you want my services... It ain't even expensive, you just got a lotta shrooms. Give a youkai a break, will ya? Jun 28 21:28:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You've failed the negotiation check._ Jun 28 21:28:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Nice try though. Jun 28 21:29:30 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Then start digging through them, Dai. I'll make sure you have plenty of singles to tip the bartender on our way out..."** Jun 28 21:32:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Pay the hakutaku now?_ Jun 28 21:32:25 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( Once he's done analyzing, I'll pay ) Jun 28 21:33:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Dai reluctantly goes through the mushrooms you laid out in front of him. He grumbles and starts picking them up one by one, until something changes his facial expression... He noticed something that seems to make him break out of his drunken daze, something that he doesn't seem to like at all._ Jun 28 21:33:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hakutaku]** Oh, shit. Jun 28 21:33:47 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hakutaku]** Well, uh, I can tell you what your mushrooms are, and what the fuck happened to them, but I want my cash, now. Jun 28 21:34:23 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"If you tell me the short walk from outside to here has left them rotten, you can keep that to yourself."** Jun 28 21:35:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hakutaku]** The money, bunny girl... I ain't talking without the money and you can find yourself another poor drunken haku to swindle. Jun 28 21:35:36 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Fine."** *She tosses him the cash just to shut him up.* Jun 28 21:35:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _588 P$ left in the money pouch._ Jun 28 21:36:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The sight of money brings a really creepy smile to his lips._ Jun 28 21:36:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hakutaku]** Good girl... Now... Jun 28 21:37:30 <Hebizuka> [Mushroom] (Normal) Brown, Pleasant smell - Tylopilus felleus, Bitter bolete - 0 ntri, Mushroom corruption - (Quantity: 10) Jun 28 21:37:30 <Hebizuka> [Mushroom] (Normal) Orange, Unpleasant smell - Corrupted mushroom - 0 ntri - Weight: 0.01 - (Quantity: 2) Jun 28 21:37:30 <Hebizuka> [Mushroom] (Normal) Yellowish, Unpleasant smell - Corrupted mushroom - 0 ntri - Weight: 0.01 - (Quantity: 9) Jun 28 21:37:30 <Hebizuka> [Mushroom] (Normal) Yellowish, Pleasant smell - Corrupted mushroom - 0 ntri - Weight: 0.01 - (Quantity: 9) Jun 28 21:37:30 <Hebizuka> [Mushroom] (Normal) Brown, Flour smell - Corrupted mushroom - 0 ntri - Weight: 0.01 - (Quantity: 6) Jun 28 21:38:39 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hakutaku]** Y'see those brown ones that smell nice? They're really bad ones. They spread some kind of sickness that corrupts other mushrooms, and they've killed your other harvests. Word of advice, bunny girl... y'see brown mushrooms with a pleasant smell like that? Stomp 'em, don't pick 'em. What a friggin waste... Jun 28 21:39:10 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Corrupted mushrooms have no effects or any kind of value, and are effectively dead weight._ Jun 28 21:40:16 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Alright then, youkai... what do they unspoiled ones do?"** Jun 28 21:42:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hakutaku]** _<Snort>_ All these boletes do is fuck up other mushrooms, spreading its sickness to other species. It's a vermin, a pest, something that should be eradicated... It's our worst frigging nightmare, and you laid out ten of them and twenty-six victims! _<Amused chuckling>_ Damn, girl, it's like you're laying a whole graveyard out in front of me. Tell me you ain't into fucking dead dudes, too! _<The poor humor seems Jun 28 21:42:32 <HashiBot> funny only to himself.>_ Jun 28 21:43:34 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"You know, you're awfully sober when you're chuckling over something like this."** *Shizo noted, walking to the door as she makes sure it's fiiiirmly locked behind her.* Jun 28 21:44:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hakutaku]** Maybe I'm startin' to feel better already. Word of advice, leave em with me, I'll dispose of the mushrooms for ya, bunny girl. Now, if you don't mind, imma take this bed and sleep on it... Jun 28 21:45:14 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Go right ahead, kid. I'll even sing you a lullaby if you're going to pass out shitfaced anyway."** *Shizo notes, taking a seat on her couch as she rummages around in her backpack, finishing the last of her cider.* Jun 28 21:45:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The hakutaku moves from the couch, stomps all over the boletes and the corrupted mushrooms, then tosses them into a tiny trash can in the corner of the room, before flopping miserably, face first, onto the bed._ Jun 28 21:46:02 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( Or nix that, the beer, my bad ) Jun 28 21:46:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Okay, no prob. Jun 28 21:46:44 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *Shizo waits a few minutes, collecting her belongings and resting as she waits to hear him fall asleep.* Jun 28 21:47:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You take out your bottle of beer, and finish it off completely. It still tastes fresh and nice._ [Inebriation: 0.9 / 4.5%] Jun 28 21:48:10 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Leaving an empty glass bottle on the floor, your backpack has been lightened somewhat, now that the mushrooms are out._ Jun 28 21:48:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Backpack / Main] 28.11 /60 Jun 28 21:49:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Do you want to simply **wait**, or to attempt **resting** proper, which would also make you fall asleep (as well as heal Fatigue)?_ Jun 28 21:49:30 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *Just waiting, idle organizing and plotting is all. I'm not sleeping around this goon... just waiting until he falls asleep.* Jun 28 21:50:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You may wait for any length of time you wish - every turn you spend will advance the clock by 5 minutes. How long?_ Jun 28 21:50:27 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> 6 units of time then Jun 28 21:53:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You spend 6 turns and 30 minutes sitting on the comfortable couch - not eyeballing a sexy stripper, but eyeballing a drunk hakutaku. He does fall asleep, snoring loudly... Completely at your mercy, if you so wished. The time is now 2:20 PM. Dai snores away his inebriation, likely out cold for a long time..._ Jun 28 21:54:30 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *Shizo takes this time to look through everything the guys got loose on him - and he's lucky to keep his clothes on him* Jun 28 22:03:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You find a fair amount of items on the hakutaku's body: a **revolver** and an **utility belt** which contain **loaded speedloaders**, **eight keys** and about **30 mushrooms**. Which, if not all of them, do you want to look at?_ Jun 28 22:04:57 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *Shizo takes every single piece of his loot... except the mushrooms. She tosses those into the rubbish bin as well, ties the bin liner over it, and lets them all ferment inside with her corrupted mushrooms.* Jun 28 22:05:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _What a waste! The bitter boletes immediately start corrupting and erasing the effects of all of those mushrooms, whatever those effects may have been. You'll never know, now, but as far as revenge acts go, it's a fair amount._ Jun 28 22:06:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Naturally, you also find the money you paid him - you could take that back as well, if you wanted to. Steal the money back?_ Jun 28 22:06:27 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( You bet your sweet ass I will ) Jun 28 22:06:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Here's the full extent of your looting:_ Jun 28 22:06:52 <Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - R1/Common - Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver | .38 Special - DA/SA - 4" - N | No accessory | Cylinder, 6 rounds, no +1 | Weight: 3 - [6/6, Standard JHP] - (Condition: Good / Cleanliness: Lubricated) Jun 28 22:06:52 <Hebizuka> [LBE] (Utility belt) Eagle battle belt - Capacity 4 units + Ammo 1 (2 mags only, max tier: Medium) + Ammo 2 (2 pistol mags only, max tier: Small) + Spare wpn. (1x C3 wpn only, max wgt 3) Jun 28 22:06:52 <Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Speedloader: .357 Magnum/.38 Special 6-round speedloader. Weight: 0.25+0.06 (0.31) - [6/6 .38 Special Standard JHP] Jun 28 22:06:52 <Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Speedloader: .357 Magnum/.38 Special 6-round speedloader. Weight: 0.25+0.06 (0.31) - [6/6 .38 Special Standard JHP] Jun 28 22:06:52 <Hebizuka> [Key item] A key. A serial number can be read on it: 6554 Jun 28 22:06:52 <Hebizuka> [Key item] A key. A serial number can be read on it: 4788 Jun 28 22:06:52 <Hebizuka> [Key item] A key. A serial number can be read on it: 9186 Jun 28 22:06:52 <Hebizuka> [Key item] A key. A serial number can be read on it: 0481 Jun 28 22:06:52 <Hebizuka> [Key item] A key. A serial number can be read on it: 3344 Jun 28 22:06:52 <Hebizuka> [Key item] A key. A serial number can be read on it: 2034 Jun 28 22:06:52 <Hebizuka> [Key item] A key. A serial number can be read on it: 0397 Jun 28 22:06:52 <Hebizuka> [Key item] A key. A serial number can be read on it: 4778 Jun 28 22:06:52 <Hebizuka> [Money] 180 P$ Jun 28 22:09:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _What will you take, and where does everything go?_ Jun 28 22:10:23 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( I'll take all of the ammo and cards. The belt can stay in my backpack and the revolver can stay tucked into a spare weapon holster I have assuming I can fit one at my hip opposite the Beretta ) Jun 28 22:10:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Holster 2 is currently occupied by your Wakizashi, so you won't be able to equip the Model 10. Jun 28 22:11:14 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( I'll toss the blade into my backpack and swap out the sword for it then. That good? ) Jun 28 22:11:38 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( If you want to take the belt, you'll have to fold it - folded LBE cannot be filled with items, this is for transportation (and later selling if you wished to). Part of the latest update now makes that possible. Jun 28 22:11:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( And sure, you can swap the Waki for the Model 10. Jun 28 22:12:36 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( Yeah, that's fine. Anything that was on the belt can get tossed into the backpack as well. I guess I can tuck whatever of those speedloaders will fit into my pockets? ) Jun 28 22:13:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Suggestions: Wakizashi moves to Backpack. Model 10 equipped in Holster 2. Both speedloaders in Belt / Main capacity. All keys on the belt as key items. And the money goes back in your money pouch. That good?_ Jun 28 22:14:34 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( Yeah, sure! Sorry for all that fumbling around, just trying to make it all fit ) Jun 28 22:15:10 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( It's cool! Jun 28 22:18:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Utility belt / Main] 1.12 /4 Jun 28 22:18:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Utility belt / Key items] Added 8 keys Jun 28 22:18:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Backpack / Main] 31.11 /60 Jun 28 22:19:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Money pouch] 768 P$ Jun 28 22:20:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You have committed **theft** against the poor hakutaku, however, **you did so stealthily**, there were no witnesses, and your victim was drunk and asleep. It's very unlikely that anyone will believe him even if he starts squealing._ Jun 28 22:20:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Good job on committing a crime and leaving a youkai defenseless while killing any chances of getting caught for it._ Jun 28 22:23:36 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *Shizo wants nothing to do with this goon any more. She does, however, leave him a welcoming gesture: making sure the bag of spoiled mushrooms is lifted from the bin, placed right beside the door in plain view, and left to remind him that bad ideas cost this poor schmuck a walk out of here into prosperity. With that settled, she makes sure the door is locked behind her, stepping over back to the blonde bartender.* **"He's dead Jun 28 22:23:36 <HashiBot> asleep and it doesn't look like he'll wake up any time soon. Just do me a favor and don't disturb him, alright? He's had a tough day and I bet the morning after is going to suck a... LOT more..."** Jun 28 22:25:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You walk the distance - 6 rooms - from the private room all the way back to the girls' section bar..._ Jun 28 22:26:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** That so? Well, I can't promise I can keep the room free for him when the evening rush starts, but, I'll try and keep an eye on him in between serving orders. Poor guy really gotta understand something though... if he keeps doing that shit he's doing? One day he'll get robbed, or shanked, or worse. Really bad to be so vulnerable like that. I mean, you didn't know him, right? He just accepted a stranger's help in a Jun 28 22:26:46 <HashiBot> seedy town, ain't the smartest move... Jun 28 22:27:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** But of course, we never had this conversation, we never met, and I'll keep it mum if I find anything. _<She winks at you.>_ Now, do you perhaps want another drink? I imagine dealing with this asshole has gotta make you thirsty. Jun 28 22:28:29 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"I know, right? He's gonna get robbed by a cleaning girl or a stripper here..."** *Shizo then looks at the time, shaking her head back to the bartender with a smile.* **"You know, as much as I'd love to get a lap dance this early in the day, I think I'm going to hit the town. Ciao."** *And with that, to bide a little more time, Shizo exits the club to look for that town map she wistfully ignored earlier...* Jun 28 22:30:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** I can't blame ya. Come back soon, bunny girl. I like ya. Jun 28 22:31:36 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *With a quickly blown kiss and a strut out with a new weapon in tow, this wasn't the worst way to spend an afternoon at a strip club* Jun 28 22:35:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _There are worse ways to finish a session at a strip club! Case in point. But now, you depart, walk 13 rooms, and make your way back to the center of town - which you now fully realize really looks like shit compared to the lavish and luxurious atmosphere back at Club 380. It's as though the whole town's entire reason to exist is to be Club 380's home town. The town map is there, at least..._ Jun 28 22:35:37 <Hebizuka> < Garica Block - Town Map > Jun 28 22:35:37 <Hebizuka> Residential areas: 2 Jun 28 22:35:37 <Hebizuka> Social square facilities: Hiring bureau, Bank, 1 bar (Mad Jack's), 1 restaurant [Trattoria: Mark's Bistro], Takeout stand, Shooting range Jun 28 22:35:37 <Hebizuka> Shop hub: Black market Jun 28 22:35:37 <Hebizuka> Special facility: Club 380 - Strip club Jun 28 22:35:37 <Hebizuka> Other facilities: Hospital, Town Generator Jun 28 22:37:10 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *Shizo heads to the black market to offload some of her heavier gear. That flak jacket and spare utility belt might fetch an alright price for someone looking for cheap protective gear. It is a mob city after all, and you're only as good as your bulletproof vest* Jun 28 22:37:41 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Oh, my bad, I forgot about the folded belt Jun 28 22:38:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [LBE] (Utility belt) Eagle battle belt - Folded - Weight: 3 Jun 28 22:38:17 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( I'm just hoping I can sell it, haha ) Jun 28 22:38:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Place it in the backpack in the meantime, weight is 34.11 /60 Jun 28 22:38:39 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( I'm going to check if you can, though, I have a doubt Jun 28 22:38:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Haven't done a black market in ages Jun 28 22:39:08 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( I'm here to help you practice the stuff you haven't picked up a dozen times before homes ) Jun 28 22:40:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The town map informs you that the black market self-styles as a luxury weapon shop. The purpose of black market shops is similar to a regular weapon shop, but they exclusively sell Rarity 4, 5 and 6 weapons - albeit at a HEAVILY increased markup._ Jun 28 22:41:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You could sell weapons, accessories and ammunition there, but not LBE items - these would require a clothing store. Do you still want to go to the black market shop?_ Jun 28 22:43:05 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( Sure, I still have that IZHMEKH MP-412 REX revolver to sell ) Jun 28 22:44:10 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Alright. You move from the square center back east, this time to the shop hub, for a total of 7 rooms. The inside of the shop is similar to a regular weapon shop, at least in appearance._ Jun 28 22:44:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dealer]** Weeeeell-come. Jun 28 22:46:03 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Heya. I was hoping you could help me move a squirt gun I got out of my pockets and into someone else's. What'll you do for this?"** *Zo asks, placing her (unloaded) revolver with the bullets on the side for the shop keeper.* Jun 28 22:48:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dealer]** Ooh. Let's see whatcha sellin'... Ooh, yes, very good. MP-412 REX... Very dirty... Have you found it in a dumpster? But it looks in good condition... Let's say **225 P$** for the gun. Did you want to sell the ammunition as well?... Jun 28 22:50:05 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Yeah, I don't intend on selling paperweights here."** *Zo jokes, making sure the whole package is out of her hands.* Jun 28 22:50:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dealer]** Then, 225 for the gun, and 15 for the six rounds. 240 P$ for it all. Deal? Jun 28 22:52:30 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Deal."** *Zo notes, looking over her other items...* **"You wouldn't happen to have any buyers for 40mm NATO M381 HE too, yeah?"** Jun 28 22:53:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dealer]** Oh, stranger, I just _love_ grenade launcher ammunition. Show me how many you got and I'll give you a fair price... Jun 28 22:54:22 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"I got four of them. Feel free to add that onto my total and you're welcome to spread the good news around."** Jun 28 22:55:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dealer]** I shall buy them from you for **110 P$**. What else ya got, stranger? Jun 28 22:56:05 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Unfortunately, that's all I have and all I intend on selling. Appreciate your time."** Jun 28 22:56:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The black marketer takes away your items and places 350 P$ on the counter at your intention._ Jun 28 22:56:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dealer]** Heh heh, yeah. Pleasure doin' bidness with ya. Jun 28 22:57:28 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *She nods her head back, scooping up the cash as she makes her way over to the hiring bureau.* Jun 28 22:57:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Backpack / Main] 27.11 /60 Jun 28 22:57:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Money pouch] 1 118 P$ Jun 28 22:59:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Hmm, technically you haven't unlocked sidequests yet... Jun 28 22:59:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Since you went way north instead of Semitas. But... Well. Jun 28 23:00:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Ah what the hell, I figure it can't hurt to open them for you ahead of time. Jun 28 23:00:41 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( I wasn't aware they needed to be unlocked, but alright. Thanks! ) Jun 28 23:01:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Yeah, wouldn't make sense having you trek all the way to Semitas just to complete the one objective. Fuck that, the sidequests will be enough reason to travel anyway. Jun 28 23:02:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You left the black market, over a thousand Parallars rich - certainly richer than you did coming in. You make your way to the hiring bureau, 10 rooms out from the shop. A nasty looking middle-aged woman is working behind the desk, at the computer there._ Jun 28 23:05:23 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Heya. I'm passing through, wondering if you folks got any kinda work for me."** Jun 28 23:14:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Name, please. Full name. Jun 28 23:17:08 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Uhhh... Shizo Chou."** Jun 28 23:17:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Typitty-type._ Jun 28 23:17:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Hmm. Yeah, I might've got a few jobs. They're a little ways away though. Two in Arnett and one in Elkins. Still interested to hear the details out? Jun 28 23:19:48 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Let's see the one in Elkins. I might stop by to Arnett after..."** Jun 28 23:20:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** There is a concerned citizen in Elkins who says they're having real trouble keeping UA critters out of their community. He wants some help in killing a bunch of creatures that moved in uninvited. Jun 28 23:22:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** 350 P$ if you complete the initial contract, with the added note that he would really like to know why no-one is defending the town, and that if you could find out, he might be willing to negotiate a higher pay. Interested? Jun 28 23:23:11 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Sure, why not. Put my name on the contract and I'll walk on over."** *The lapine notes, looking to her map to see that Elkins is... in the opposite direction. Huh. Detour time!* Jun 28 23:23:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _<Sidequest S1-2 activated: **What's Left of a Small Town**>_ Jun 28 23:23:51 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Thanks for the help."** Jun 28 23:24:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _<S1-2 Objective 1 activated>_ Go to Elkins, and meet with the concerned citizen. Jun 28 23:24:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> * Jun 28 23:24:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Sure, whatever. Are we done? Jun 28 23:26:47 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"You bet we are..."** *Shizo steps out of the bureau, looking over to see if she should get something to eat first...* Jun 28 23:26:58 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( Nutrition check...? Like, how hungry is Zo? ) Jun 28 23:27:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You're feeling perfectly fine and not hungry or thirsty at all._ [Nutrition: 2099 ntri] [Hydration: 655 wtr] Jun 28 23:30:05 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *This sounds like a good time to piss off and get to work. Onwards to Ultroba and take the scenic route to Elkins, she guesses* Jun 28 23:32:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Garica -> Utroba -> Wayward -> Elkins is the shortest route anyway._ Jun 28 23:32:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Time for a road trip, it seems._ Jun 28 23:33:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Fast traveling to the Gap Corridor, walking past the gate guard that took you to Club 380 ("Come back soon, bunny girl."), your choices at the directional signs are **Utroba** (North), **I-06** (West), or **I-11** (South), but it seems like you already know where you're going._ Jun 28 23:33:59 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *Shizo doesn't feel like lingering around while that drunk might rat her out. Onwards to Ultroba using the fastest route she can find* Jun 28 23:35:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Towards Utroba on the **Fast** route then! Your next destination is **11 rooms away**. Generating the next UA rooms..._ Jun 28 23:36:12 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Break room, abandoned // Front: Youkai bedroom (danchi), abandoned // Right: Hospital bedroom, **dark** Jun 28 23:36:40 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( Let's take the middle room ) Jun 28 23:38:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _An abandoned danchi - with eight futons, eight nightstands, a television, a radio, a heated table, and several pillow. The powered furniture appears to be still functional. A piece of **LBE** has been abandoned on the floor._ Jun 28 23:38:22 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *Zo observes what the LBE on the floor is! Cooool...* Jun 28 23:38:26 <Hebizuka> [LBE] (Leg rig) Bizon mag rig - Capacity 0 units + Ammo (2 pistol mags only, max tier: X.Large, no drums) Jun 28 23:40:17 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> *Shizo thinks she'll pass on this one.* Jun 28 23:40:18 <HashiBot> <Gear> Level up! @Degenerate is now **level 14**. Jun 28 23:40:57 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Deactivated room // Front: Pathway // Right: Locker room, abandoned Jun 28 23:41:40 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( Let's take the front room again ) Jun 28 23:43:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _It is now 2:30PM in the Mazes, and you are entering a pathway. There is a **mercenary** walking about on this pathway as well. She is on Side 2, and although very well armed, she doesn't seem hostile._ Jun 28 23:43:59 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Yo."** *Zo waves to her, walking over casually.* **"On your way to Ultroba too...?"** Jun 28 23:46:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Merc]** We're all on the way to some kind of hell anyway, so why not go to a Demonic town, right? Haha. Jun 28 23:50:25 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"Eh, well, it's all one in the same, yeah?"** *She chuckles along with the merc, giving a polite nod.* **"Heading there myself. Wanna join me for the trip...?"** Jun 28 23:52:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Merc]** That depends. Do you just wanna tag along or are you actually offering to hire me? Because if you're actually hiring me, you hafta know something - I really, _really_ like to kill things, and I'm _really_ not cheap. Like. I've been doing this for 10 years not cheap. Jun 28 23:54:47 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"I'm gonna say tag along. Just please do me a favor and don't use me for cover and we'll both get along, ya? It'll be safer travels together is my mentality."** Jun 28 23:55:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Merc]** _<Grin.>_ If we get in the shit, I think you'll be the one wishing I was your cover. Jun 28 23:55:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Merc]** But, sure, I guess _you_ can tag along with _moi_ for three or five rooms. Jun 28 23:57:39 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> **"I'll tell everyone just how miserable your aim is in Ultroba, I promise."** *Zo notes, ready to ship on out if the slack-jawed dolt was ready.* Jun 29 00:00:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _She responds with a curt little laugh, stating that she finds you very funny._ Jun 29 00:00:39 <HashiBot> <Degenerate> ( Mind if I bookend this here? We'll do room-gen next session and get the ball rolling then? ) Jun 29 00:00:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( I don't mind at all, I'll save the mercenary's details. Jun 29 00:02:30 <Hebizuka> [Session end!]