Log:V4 Session 33 (Meta, no ontology)

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Jul 16 22:31:19 <Hebizuka> [Session start!] Jul 16 22:33:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Welcome back to the Mazes, Jude Mustaine. You are currently in the town of Semitas, specifically inside of the Weapon Shop. You have just acquired a Vz. 58V rifle and a FNP-45 pistol, as well as ammo for these weapons. **Don't forget to load them as they are currently empty!** You currently have one quest active (M03), with Objective 3 as the currently active objective (Ask the shrine maidens in Semitas for information on the Jul 16 22:33:32 <HashiBot> Amulets.)_ Jul 16 22:33:41 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The time in the Mazes is now 9:40 AM._ Jul 16 22:43:46 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *The first thing Jude does, besides giving a friendly nod to the owner of the shop, is spend the time to load her Vz. 58 and one spare mag with all the available ammo from her vest, as well as both magazines for her FNP. Once that's done, she'll take as much of the .45 ACP from her backpack as possible and move that into the remaining vest space.* Jul 16 22:46:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You sit down and spend 30 turns - setting the backpack down, loading magazines, and making sure everything is set and ready..._ Jul 16 22:47:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Vz. 58V: 29+1, Standard FMJ] Jul 16 22:47:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [FNP-45: 14+1, Standard FMJ] Jul 16 22:48:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _One of your spare Vz 58 mags is now at 25 /30 (Standard FMJ), and your spare FNP-45 mag is at 15 /15 (Standard FMJ)._ Jul 16 22:49:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _In the process, you ran out of loose 7.62x39mm in Vest/Main, and you have, after moving the ammo from bag to vest, 70 rounds of .45 ACP left there._ Jul 16 22:49:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Backpack / Main] 19.21 /30 Jul 16 22:49:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Vest / Main] 1.4 /2 Jul 16 22:49:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Is everything in order as you see fit?_ Jul 16 22:51:43 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *Yes.* Jul 16 22:52:32 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *Satisfied with the soreness of her thumb for the time being, the zebra girl steps out of the Weapon Shop and makes her way back to the center of town, to see if she can make her way to that Style Shop she remembers seeing on the map.* Jul 16 22:53:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The style shop is practically neighboring the weapon shop - you went past it on your way to the weapon shop, and is just 4 rooms away from your current location. Go there now?_ Jul 16 22:53:43 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> Yes. Jul 16 23:04:10 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You enter a little outlet which self-describes as a "style shop". Bright and cheery pop music can be heard inside, and the shop owner, a stylist, stands ready to serve the next customer - which seems to be you, and only you._ Jul 16 23:04:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Stylist]** Oh, hello, hello! It's rare to see people so early in the morning! What can I do for you? Jul 16 23:07:50 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *Jude puts on a calm smile as she approaches the stylist, making it a point to tug at the strap of her backpack and emphasise the bit of weight in it. "Heya. I'm mostly just kinda passing through, but I have some stuff from travelling that I ought to get rid of. I think the guy next door said you buy clothes, yeah? Miiiight peek at your selection a bit too."* Jul 16 23:10:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Stylist]** Oh, I'm terribly sorry. You are looking for a clothing shop! I mostly take care of cosmetics. I do haircuts and hairstyles, eye color contacts, as well as clothes customization - like painting or dying or generally changing colors on your clothes, your armor, and your LBE... But I don't sell clothing, I'm sorry. Jul 16 23:11:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Stylist]** There is a lovely clothing store in Arnett, if you'd like directions, but I'm afraid I can't help you otherwise. Jul 16 23:13:50 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *"Ah, is that right? My bad, then. I don't think I really have any business here at the moment. Have a nice day." The halfling doesn't hesitate to make her exit, wanting to diplomatically remove herself from the scene before she does something really awkward like choke out a 'Y-you too'.* Jul 16 23:14:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Where to?_ Jul 16 23:15:13 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *Jude figures the only place to go is back to the town square.* Jul 16 23:15:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _7 rooms and you are back in the social square center. The map is still there, if you want a reminder._ Jul 16 23:18:20 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *Large, colourful pictures tend to be helpful, so she takes a look at the map. There was something about shrine maidens, too, and she isn't sure how much of a rush anyone is in to have her make that meeting.* Jul 16 23:18:35 <Hebizuka> < Semitas - Town map > Jul 16 23:18:35 <Hebizuka> Residential areas: 2 Jul 16 23:18:35 <Hebizuka> Social square facilities: Bank, Hiring bureau, Bar (The Demigods' Ice Box), Restaurant (Angel Noodles), Takeout stand Jul 16 23:18:35 <Hebizuka> Shop hub: Style shop, Delicatessen, Weapon shop Jul 16 23:18:35 <Hebizuka> Special facility: Cardinal Shrine Jul 16 23:18:35 <Hebizuka> Other facilities: Hospital, Town Generator Jul 16 23:20:18 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *Not enough money to even care about banking, she isn't thirsty or hungry, or tired, or injured... with a shrug, Jude heads directly for the Shrine. She can see about looking for a job after she knows what those people want.* Jul 16 23:24:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _9 rooms pass, at the end of which, you reach the Cardinal Shrine, which makes it clear that it is the entire reason for the town's existence. You enter an altar room, where you can see a large altar to the Angelic deities, a donation box, vending machines selling fortunes, and no less than **three** shrine maidens, not very busy at the moment - one of them occupied at sweeping the floor with a broom._ Jul 16 23:24:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You notice that even the shrine maidens are packing - despite the religious garb, you see holsters and handguns on their thighs._ Jul 16 23:31:04 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *Not entirely sure on how the operation there is really run, she approaches whichever one of the three maidens appears to be the least busy; which, after an odd moment of standing in place, basically means she steps up between the two not sweeping. "Hello, err... my name is Jude. Jude Mustaine. I was told I should probably make an appearance here, something about a Contestant and a prophecy?"* Jul 16 23:33:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Maiden #1]** Oh, hello, miss Jude. Pleasure to meet you! What is it you'd like to know about the Prophecy? Or, perhaps, would you like to hear it? Jul 16 23:33:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The second one remains silent, but listens on._ Jul 16 23:40:56 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *"Actually, I heard some about it in Arnett, but this whole place is a bit confusing." She pauses to think for a second, then crosses her arms and cants one leg in front of the other nonchalantly. "You don't have to tell me much, I remember the basics... four amulets and all that jazz. But uh... okay, here's the thing. What if I told you I just recently woke up here and someone told me I was the Contestant, thing?"* Jul 16 23:42:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Maiden #1]** Well, that would be quite surprising... Generally, the few people that tried to convince us they were the Contestant came up with grandiloquent stories. I would say that the only way to find out if it's true is to find one of the four Amulets. It is said that when the Chosen One finds the first of the four, the world will know -immediately-. Jul 16 23:43:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Maiden #1]** I am not one to advocate that you put yourself in danger, but if really you think so, that would be your objective... Finding at least one of them, and see what happens. No doubt that would, if nothing else, make you a very important and high-value person, considering that three of them have already been found. Jul 16 23:47:45 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *Jude's brow furrowed with something that seemed to be a mixture of annoyance and challenge as the maiden finished speaking. "Wait, three of them are taken? Dr. Gage told me that I needed to get my hands on all of them. So, assuming that all of this is true, are you telling me that I might have to fight for the amulets if I run across whoever snatched one up?"* Jul 16 23:49:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Maiden #1]** Well... It depends. Each of the Amulets is named after one of our Gods. The Amulet of the White Tiger is in the hands of Colonel Thomas Wight, the leader of the military. The Amulet of the Vermilion Bird is said to belong to the Youkai Activists - presumably their leader, a satori called Kuromesan. The third is said to have been found by a group of self-righteous thieves called the Guild of Silver Larceners. And Jul 16 23:49:45 <HashiBot> that leaves the fourth... Jul 16 23:51:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Maiden #1]** The fourth one hasn't been found, in over 700 years - and not for lack of trying (or faking).. We don't have any precise idea of where it could be, except that signs point out that the most probable location is somewhere here, in the Eastern Zone. Recently, I have heard a lot of adventurers talk about exploring the region - they seem to be concentrated around a Police town, Joliet Sector. If I were you, I would try Jul 16 23:51:31 <HashiBot> going there and ask around. Maybe you'll find something worth following among the rumors and stories. Jul 16 23:52:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Maiden #1]** The third amulet being that of the Black Tortoise, and the one that wasn't found yet, that of the Azure Dragon. Jul 16 23:57:25 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *"Okay, so I suppose a more... diplomatic approach is doable, then. At least, it should be, anyway, as long as those people aren't too attached to their amulets - but that means I probably need to make myself somebody here first and foremost. Okay. Do you have any idea where I might be able to find those three, if I can manage to get that other amulet myself? I figure the Colonel is probably an easy one to track down, but Jul 16 23:57:25 <HashiBot> I've never even heard of a youkai or whatever. Thieves' guild sounds like something out of a cheap RPG." She wrinkles her nose and huffs, realising that the maiden might not get the reference.* Jul 16 23:59:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The shrine maiden snickered at the description made of the Guild._ Jul 17 00:00:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Maiden #1]** They operate out of what's probably the most stereotypical thing ever... The entire town of Gimrun is a medieval fantasy stereotype, honestly. I'm not sure they're really the good people they pretend to be, though. They self-style as the steal-from-the-rich-and-the-bad thieves that redistribute to the less fortunate, but... They're still thieves. You don't make a right by committing wrongs. Jul 17 00:02:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Maiden #1]** As for the other two...Colonel Wight... I figure he doesn't leave his huge fortress of a military town. Fort Wight, far out in the Western Zone. Yeah, he renamed the town after himself. It used to be called Fort Cutlass. Jul 17 00:03:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Maiden #1]** As for Kuromesan... I don't know. I would guess maybe in one of the youkai towns in the Northeastern Zone, maybe their capital Yurai, or perhaps that closed fortress town, Mippei Yosai. They don't allow -any- visitors in Mippei Yosai, though. Even some youkai are turned away, it seems to be exclusively for the activists. Jul 17 00:14:03 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *"Kuromesan, Yurai, Mippei Yosai... all sounds very, you know. Asian. Japanese?" Once again gambling with the notion that these people may or may not know what she is even talking about, Jude stands back up proper. "So, to Joliet Sector, and then I guess I need to spend some time in the UA? Unless one of the folks there has more information. Alright. Anything else you think I should know?"* Jul 17 00:19:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Maiden #1]** _<Quizzical look when you say the words "Asian" and "Japanese. She doesn't get that.>_ That should be it ... Oh, right. Whatever you do, avoid the towns of Rog and Novysera... They're bad, bad places managed by our, _ahem_, rivals, over at Hell Inc. You'd best steer clear of those Demonics. Jul 17 00:19:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Maiden #1]** Oh, one more thing... Jul 17 00:19:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _She walks over to, and reaches into, the donation box, fishing out a few coins out of it, and tossing them at you in a small bag._ Jul 17 00:19:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Money] 200 P$ Jul 17 00:20:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Maiden #1]** Here. Consider it a wish of good luck. Stay safe out there, okay? Jul 17 00:22:53 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *Jude's expression seems a little skeptical at the offer of money, but that doesn't stop her from catching the bag and holding onto it. "Oh, yeah. I'll do my best. Thank you for your time." Her eyes fix on the box her gift came from, and then the weird fortune teller machines, like something out of a cheap carnival. She tries to not make it obvious where she's looking. "Nice place you have here, by the way."* Jul 17 00:23:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You now carry 261 in the pouch._ Jul 17 00:23:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Maiden #1]** Thank you! And of course, feel free to come back again soon. Jul 17 00:31:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You notice the vending machines ask for 25 P$._ Jul 17 00:31:53 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *With that handled... more or less, the halfling makes her way out of the Shrine and figures it's probably a good idea to hit up the Hiring Bureau for some potential work. The one in Arnett didn't have anything, but it might be worth checking.* Jul 17 00:32:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _<M03: **Take the Long Way Home**: Quest complete!>_ Jul 17 00:33:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <M04: **The Power to Begin Again**: Quest started> Jul 17 00:33:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <M04 objective 1> Go to Joliet Sector, and ask the locals for information regarding the Amulet of the Azure Dragon. Jul 17 00:35:10 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Bidding the shrine maidens goodbye, you leave for the local Hiring Bureau... travelling 12 rooms in the process. Once there, you find the faithful Hirer, ready to do his job and inform you as needed._ Jul 17 00:38:41 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *Not hesitating to make her presence known, the zeebus wears a smirk on her zoobus while she keeps her zebiiae in plane view, attempting to look professional in some way. Not that she's extremely good at that. "Hey, man. Morning. I was wondering if you might have any work that needs doing."* Jul 17 00:41:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Let's seeeee... Jude Mustaine... Signed up since less than two hours... Yup! I got a thing or two for you. In fact, I have three jobs, actually. Jul 17 00:42:36 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *Well, that's enough to bring a genuine smile out of her. Money is a good thing, right? Yeah. She likes money. "Alright, sweet. Let's hear what you have, then, maybe I'll take a bite out of something."* Jul 17 00:43:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** First job is in Arnett. A few locals will hold a shooting contest, and they want another participant. Your objective isn't to win but simply to participate and prove that you did. Jul 17 00:43:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Second job is in Elkins. There is a concerned citizen there 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. Jul 17 00:43:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Third job is in Arnett again. Bill Pickens, owner of the local diner, Bill's Burgers, wants help gathering supplies for his business, for which he's willing to pay in money, as well as in hunting and butchering lessons, in case you do not know the basics of those yet. Jul 17 00:50:20 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *Jude peers back over her shoulder as if to look in the direction of where she came from... not that she can really tell what that is, being inside a building, and not like she can really pretend that she understood her trip through the UA anyway. "Say, am I allowed to take two jobs at once? It seems kinda weird that the lady in Arnett didn't seem to care about this stuff earlier, but I guess I wouldn't mind backtracking a Jul 17 00:50:20 <HashiBot> little if there's money in it. Shooting sounds fun, anyway, and hunting might be a good way to get food... as long as everything here's edible."* Jul 17 00:53:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** You can take just one at once, or as many as there are available. It's up to you to manage how many jobs you feel like you can handle all at once. Jul 17 00:53:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Getting a li'l training never hurts, and people who know how to hunt are often valuable. I'd say take what you can. Jul 17 00:57:08 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *"Well, hell. I think I'll take on both of those Arnett tasks, then. They seem like relatively easy stuff to take care of. So, what's the deal, do I need to return back here when I'm done, or will you just know when I finish things up?"* Jul 17 00:58:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** No need to return, your bank account will be credited with whatever the employers are ready to pay for, for cash rewards. We'll be notified the job is complete, all you have to do is get out there and make a name for yourself. Jul 17 01:05:31 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *"Alright, that sounds good, I suppose. Will the people be expecting me when I show up, or should I be polite and introduce myself and all that?" Jude blinks, scratches her head, and lets out a nervous excuse for a giggle. "Like you're supposed to know that."* Jul 17 01:06:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** They'll be expecting a contractor - just make sure to tell them it's you. Only the older veterans are asked for specifically by name - but here's hoping you reach that point. Jul 17 01:06:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** In the meantime... Taking the two jobs in Arnett then? Alright then. Jul 17 01:07:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <Sidequests started: S1-1: **Back to Basics** and S1-3: **Come a Huntin' Man**> Jul 17 01:07:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <S1-1 objective 1> Go to Arnett's shooting range and participate in the shooting game Jul 17 01:07:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <S1-3 objective 1> Go to Arnett's Diner, and meet with the chef Jul 17 01:16:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Well, that's settled, I've marked that you accepted the jobs. All you have to do now is to get out there. Anything else I can help you with, in the meantime? Jul 17 01:34:21 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *"Nah, I think that'll be all. I'll be on my way if you don't mind. Thanks, man."* Jul 17 01:35:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Not a problem. Stay safe out there, and may the Gods guide you. Jul 17 01:38:25 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *Taking note of the little religious sentiment, Jude nods and offers a friendly little wave before making her way back to Semitas's entrance. If it's taken 700 years so far, she figures that prophecy can wait until she scrounges herself up some things first.* Jul 17 01:41:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _It only takes 7 rooms to reach the Gap corridor again - and the now-familiar directional signs. There is, indeed, no rush to get to the first Amulet, and it would not be an unwise move to gear up even further in preparation. Before you, are four possible directions: North towards **Intersection 09**, West towards **Intersection 11**, South towards **Intersection 18**, and East back towards **Arnett**._ Jul 17 01:48:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Once you've decided which destination you'd like, make sure to indicate what traveling style you want: Fast, Safe or Deep._ Jul 17 01:56:52 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> Fast path, towards Arnett. Jul 17 02:01:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Very well. Now generating your next rooms..._ Jul 17 02:02:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The next destination is **12 rooms away**._ Jul 17 02:02:38 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Empty bar, abandoned // Front: Hospital bedroom, **overgrown** // Right: Empty bar, **deserted** Jul 17 02:05:49 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> To the deserted bar. Jul 17 02:09:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _An empty bar, which looks as though it is in very good condition, for an UA room... There is some **food** on the bar counter there, but the room is otherwise empty and quiet._ Jul 17 02:11:34 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *Jude isn't very hungry, but hey, a snack for later doesn't sound like a bad idea. She takes a peek.* Jul 17 02:15:13 <Hebizuka> [Food] Vegetable - Cucumber. 45 ntri, 96 wtr - Weight: 1 Jul 17 02:15:33 <Hebizuka> (( Aww, if only Nagisa found that one. Jul 17 02:17:56 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> *"Eugh, cukes? What kind of bar food is that?" Regardless, she throws it in her backpack. Not liking vegetables is no excuse for not eating.* Jul 17 02:18:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Backpack / Main] 20.21 /30 Jul 17 02:19:13 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Kitchen, disaffected // Front: **UA Shop - Meds shop** // Right: Trash room, abandoned Jul 17 02:40:31 <HashiBot> <Sabian Spryleaf> (( Ah, I think I'm gonna call it here. It's getting late and I'm getting increasingly distracted. Jul 17 02:42:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Nah, that's okay. Jul 17 02:42:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( We'll pick it up some other time, I'll try to make extra time for you. Jul 17 02:42:58 <Hebizuka> [Session end!]