Log:V4 Session 38 (Meta, no ontology)

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Jul 30 02:35:42 <Hebizuka> [Session start!] Jul 30 02:36:05 <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._ Jul 30 02:36:10 <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._ Jul 30 02:40:53 <HashiBot> <Mint> _is a mare of few words and is a little more apt towards a distressed sounding whine. There was a lot of relative certainty that she had died in her mind, there that had been the jaws of a wolf around her throat and that that tender part of her body had been ripped out. Either it was a vivid nightmare or... well, this didn't exactly look like hell, but it didn't seem like it was heaven either. That nerd there didn't look like Faust Jul 30 02:40:53 <HashiBot> either. A hand stole up to her throat just to be sure that it wasn't there, that feeling sensations was actually something that was happening. Basic perception checks as she sat up. This seemed real, real enough anyway. The question is what 'this' exactly was. "Uh. Hi? Did you er. You didn't happen to have saved me, did you?" She's understandably confused, right to the point seems the best way to go._ Jul 30 02:42:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Good morning, miss... Leaf? Pleased 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? Jul 30 02:45:31 <HashiBot> <Mint> "Literal exact thing? Sharp teeth in my neck and bleeding. You said BACK among the living?" Important distinction, because that marks a moment when she wasn't among that glorious number. "So that. That actually happened?" Her eyes narrowed a moment and she shuffled towards the side of the bed, intending to get up "So where does that make here?" Jul 30 02:46:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Excellent... Memories are okay, the transition has thus happened flawlessly... Jul 30 02:47:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Let me explain myself ; you have, effectively, died; your memories are effectively true. 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, or possibly anywhere you might know about - this realm is called the Mazes, and this is where you are now. Jul 30 02:50:08 <HashiBot> <Mint> "THE Mazes? I've heard of mazes, but does that make this the ur-example, or is it just a moniker.... or are you creatively saying that I'm in limbo or something?" Mostly just chatter, but kinda dealing with the whole 'just woke up from being dead' thing. Is it too early to claim the title 'Minty the White?' "How do you even bring someone back from the dead?" Faust he might not be, but there's a Faustian vibe... Jul 30 02:52:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** ... Gosh, speaking of which. In all of that, I forgot entirely to introduce myself! Apologies. 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. Jul 30 02:55:17 <HashiBot> <Mint> _managed a wry smirk "That sounds almost depraved... but well. I'm not dead so maybe I shouldn't read too much into it. But I get the weirdest sense that my lack of being dead isn't out of a flat sense of goodwill... as nice as that would be to consider." Her foot tapped once "Er... what happened to the body I WAS in, then?" She let out a small chuckle "Dunno if you're used to twenty questions, sorry."_ Jul 30 02:58:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** No worries, I figure coming back from the dead would bring questions. Your ... ahem. Previous body, is probably still back where it is, where you came from, but I can assure you that the real you is here, in front of me. As for the reasons _why_ you are here, I was about to come to that. Jul 30 02:59:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Since I worked the Administrator's orders to bring you back among the living, she wishes that you to complete an objective, in exchange for your "second chance", so to speak. 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. Jul 30 02:59:44 <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. Jul 30 03:03:15 <HashiBot> <Mint> "...well, I guess the wolves are still there too. If I'm like... alive now. Well. Don't want family or friends like. Thinking I'm dead. Putting them through that." Mint was listening, but muttering at the same time. "That sounds like its much easier said than done. And I've got to imagine that if its important enough to bring in a relative nobody like me, I'm going to have a fair amount of competition for it. Not that I'm complaining, Jul 30 03:03:15 <HashiBot> just that. Well, I didn't stop and look and listen enough and thats why I'm here now, so it seems like a really good reason to start." Jul 30 03:05:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Well, one thing is certain, this is a dangerous world out there. Once you leave the relative safety of towns and communities, you will likely have to fight for your own defense, at the very least. This is why the Admin has also seen fit to bring equipment for you, which is over there, next to the door. And... Yes, this includes clothes. Feel free to dress up and gear up. _<He turns around, figuring that you want the Jul 30 03:05:35 <HashiBot> privacy.>_ Jul 30 03:09:47 <HashiBot> <Mint> _does have a sense of modesty, yes. Unless dazzling her foes with her nudity works out... actually, that seems like it'll turn out even worse for her. "Not possible to meet this Administrator, is it? Seems like someone important to meet, if the chance is there. Or is that a 'get the job done first' sort of thing. And... I don't know. Any initial leads to work on?"_ Jul 30 03:23:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** She couldn't be here to meet you today, I'm afraid, but rest assured that she knows that you are alive and well. Jul 30 03:24:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Perhaps, in time, you will get to meet her. Jul 30 03:24:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** In any case... Once you're geared up, let me know when you're ready to leave, I will escort you outside to the town. Jul 30 03:27:41 <HashiBot> <Mint> "Can you tell her that I said thanks?" Mints been getting dressed while talking, easy enough! Cargo pants, body armor. Sweet duster coat to hold her weapons, and a bag just slung over her back. Its not even that far off from how shes used to dressing. You mentioned towns, communities? So 'The Maze' is. Well, more than a maze? There IS a literal maze, right?" Jul 30 03:31:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** I will, not a problem. And, well. Any area that is outside of an organized community is referred to as the Uncivilized Area, or the UA, and the UA is what gave this world is name... You will, no doubt, see for yourself. Jul 30 03:34:26 <HashiBot> <Mint> "Well, I am quite the explorer. Guess this is a new fresh adventure." A final check over her gear, make sure its all on proper and comfortable. And then hands go into pockets for a lazy-stroll forward. "I guess that I'm ready whenever you are. Lead the way?" Jul 30 03:37:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Let's go, then. Please follow me closely. Jul 30 03:37:26 <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._ Jul 30 03:37:28 <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._ Jul 30 03:42:21 <HashiBot> <Mint> _is a chaste mare! Well, not chaste, but she's abandoned her nudist plans. It would start things off on the wrong foot, probably. "So I had asked you this, but where's a good place to start? Wouldn't say that I'm in a hurry... rashness brings fortune to few. But making progress is nice." She gestured around "Or I could just settle here. Any need for a chemist around?"_ Jul 30 03:43:11 <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. I have a few last pieces of advice for you, if you care to hear them; they will answer the "good place to start" question, at the very least. Jul 30 03:46:40 <HashiBot> <Mint> "Be a fool not to take it, I can use all the advice I can get. And ah. Thanks to you as well, since you did the actual work to get me back on my feet." Or thats how she took it, anyway. Jul 30 03:46:51 <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. Jul 30 03:46:53 <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. Jul 30 03:46:58 <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. Jul 30 03:50:27 <HashiBot> <Mint> "So I need to find a priest? We're talking about a holy kind of angelic? I mean I guess thats kind of obvious if they've got a religous nature behind them. Easy stuff, easy sounding anyway. And is there anyone like such here in Arnett? That you know of, anyway." How often does the nerd get out of the lab anyway? Jul 30 03:51:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Well, Arnett is a small, non-aligned town, so I doubt you'd be able to find a shrine maiden here. Like I said, ask around. I regret that I can't spend more time, my work calls for me already. In any case... Stay safe out there, alright? Jul 30 03:51:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _He offers a handshake, before parting ways, leaving you in the middle of this little town called Arnett, with two clues on what to do next._ Jul 30 03:53:57 <HashiBot> <Mint> _is going to start off by looking for the hiring bureau, honestly. Probably someone there to ask and can get a job while she's at it, have something to keep her hands busy while she's working on the master plan of 'kicking ass and taking names and eventually getting her life back (and consider getting better at naming plans.)'_ Jul 30 03:54:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <**M02: First Town** - Quest complete!> Jul 30 03:54:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <**M03: Take the Long Way Home** - Quest started, and objectives 1 and 2 activated.> Jul 30 03:54:38 <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. Jul 30 03:54:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> 2) Ask around in Arnett and inquire about the closest Angelic town, to learn more about the Cardinal Amulets' supposed whereabouts. Jul 30 03:55:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( And from that point on you have full control and freedom to go where you please. Jul 30 03:55:33 <HashiBot> <Mint> _is headed fo the Hiring Bureau. Can go for a two birds with one stone thing._ Jul 30 04:03:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _It only takes three rooms to direct yourself, and soon enough, you reach the destination, finding your way to the Hiring Bureau. It is a small office, with the **hirer** sitting at a desk behind a computer. It seems to be a little early for the hirer - you see a huge mug of coffee, still piping hot._ Jul 30 04:05:29 <HashiBot> <Mint> _is relieved that there is coffee on this plane of existence. She's not feeling the need for it now, but she's gonna want some at some point! She'll just wait for a moment to be addressed. She doesn't function so good some morning and giving the hirer that moment seems polite._ Jul 30 04:05:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** mmrf... G'mornin'... Sorry, rough night. What can I do for ya?... Jul 30 04:08:15 <HashiBot> <Mint> "Rough night... you have no idea. Two things you might be able to help with. First, well... this is where one comes for a job, right? I'm new." They get a lot of recently dead through here? "And I'm looking for something called the Cardinal Amulets. A Shrine-Maiden would be good too." Jul 30 04:10:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Oh, geez, okay... You're new. Alright... I'mma need your full name, a place of residence and a phone number. Last two things optional, but if you don't have em, you'll have to come back once in a while. Jul 30 04:12:08 <HashiBot> <Mint> "I'm kind of a transient. Lacking a phone... where can I get one?" Assuming she knows what a phone is anyway, never know how tech levels are across various planes. "Mint Leaf is the name." Jul 30 04:13:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** _<Sigh>_ Okay... No phone. Just give me a moment. ... Jul 30 04:13:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Typitty-type, a quick sip from the ridiculous coffee mug, more typing._ Jul 30 04:14:41 <HashiBot> <Mint> "I'll get one as quick as I can. Or find some way of contact. Passenger pigeons an option?" Thats a joke, but that would be kinda sweet! Jul 30 04:15:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** And all signed up as a contractor. Gist of it is, there's two kinds of people who are in our system; Employers who post jobs, and Contractors who make themselves available for jobs. We assign contractors to jobs depending on the difficulty, the employer's requests, and the contractor's veterancy. New guys like you might not get huge offers right away - you may have to do a few more small jobs first. Jul 30 04:16:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Now... Well. Since it's been exactly 17 seconds since you've been in the system, I unfortunately don't have anything for you yet. But... I can help you with your other thing. You said you wanted to find a shrine maiden, right? Jul 30 04:18:35 <HashiBot> <Mint> "Unless you've got any idea about the Cardinal Amulets yourself and have any sort of idea where I would go if I was looking for such things. Call that my ah. Full-time job. Just have plenty of room for some sidework. And hey, I think its been about thirty seconds now. Anything?" She stuck out her tongue. Jul 30 04:21:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** I can't say it rings a bell, but 'Cardinal' anything tends to sound Angelic. (Nope, still nothing. It might be a while.) But yeah, about that, I think your best bet is to travel to Semitas, the closest Angelic town. There is a shrine there, and I'm sure the peeps working there would love to talk your ear out. Jul 30 04:24:19 <HashiBot> <Mint> "Splendid, splendid. And whats the fastest way to get there from here? Or the most straight-forward path anyway, I'm not afraid of a hike. Be nice to stretch my legs. Semitas, you said?" Jul 30 04:26:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Well, get to the town entrance, go through the exit in the gap corridor. From there you should be able to see directional signs, one of them will point you the way to Semitas. Then it's a trek through the UA to get there. Shouldn't be long if you stick to the road, but stay safe all the same, aight? Jul 30 04:28:25 <HashiBot> <Mint> "Of course! I'll try to send a pigeon whenever I get there. Unless its not that far? Might try anyway, don't wanna miss out because of the whole 'work' thing. But thats probably my cue to start out. Unless you've got something. Only been what, a minute? Minute and a half. Have a good day." Jul 30 04:29:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** You don't have to, you can check back at the bureau in Semitas. Most towns have one, and we share the same network. Jul 30 04:29:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** But, aight, see you and stay safe out there. Jul 30 04:29:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _<M03: Objectives 1 and 2 completed>_ Jul 30 04:29:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _<M03, Objective 3>_ Ask the shrine maiden at Semitas about information regarding the Cardinal Amulets. Jul 30 04:32:25 <HashiBot> <Mint> _needs a notebook... and like, confetti poppers. A little fanfare for these little accomplishments. The directions were pretty good, without much other reason to linger in town she's going to head out while the day is still young, hopefully get right to Semitas. Lets her see what the roads are like here too._ Jul 30 04:32:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Travel directly to the Gap corridor and the directional signs?_ Jul 30 04:33:06 <HashiBot> <Mint> _yes._ Jul 30 04:34:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Seven rooms later, which were pretty much straightforward after exiting the Hiring Bureau, you have effectively left the town of Arnett and find yourself in the Gap corridor, so called because it is the last room before the UA. Before you, three directional signs with directions. To the north; **Elkins**. To the west: **Intersection 09**. To the south: **Semitas**._ Jul 30 04:37:30 <HashiBot> <Mint> _isn't the cleverest mare around, but she knows how to read signs and she can certainly take directions! South is the way to go. She wants to make at least a little forward progress before she gets into the task of goofing off and going on leisure time adventure strolls. The roads a little lonely, but it gives her time to process at least._ Jul 30 04:38:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You're going to enter the Uncivilized Area and travel towards Semitas. Whenever you enter the UA, you may choose between one of three traveling styles: **Fast** (shorter distance, medium danger, medium loot), **Safe** (medium distance, low danger, low loot), or **Deep** (longer distance, high danger, high loot)._ Jul 30 04:41:51 <HashiBot> <Mint> _will play it safe for now. A little assurance that she can handle herself would be good, but such things can wait for her to have a little insurance on the matter. Certainly wouldn't do for her to end up dead an hour after she woke up from already being dead, after all!_ Jul 30 04:42:37 <Hebizuka> _Your next destination is estimated to be **22** rooms away. Generating the next doors..._ Jul 30 04:43:20 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Office room, forsaken // Front: Bedroom (bunks), **overgrown** // Right: Passage (Detour) Jul 30 04:46:07 <HashiBot> <Mint> _goes front! Overgrown, greenery? Thats her element!_ Jul 30 04:46:07 <HashiBot> <Gear> Level up! @Mint is now **level 7**. Jul 30 04:46:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _And so, you set foot - literally, as you have no shoes - into the UA for the first time..._ Jul 30 04:48:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A bedroom, where bunk beds were once lined up. The metallic frames of the beds - and in fact, almost the entirety of the room - are convered in strange, green moss. It looks like this room hasn't seen maintenance in at least a few hundred years. There appears to be someone looking around in the room; some kind of **mercenary**, on Side 3 of the room, but they don't seem to be hostile._ Jul 30 04:52:37 <HashiBot> <Mint> _needs a knowledge skill or check! Unless its just moss. Says a lot about this room if there's moss on it all. Just where the hell IS this place, anyway? Another mental note to get a notebook to chart the various idosyncrosies of everything. The mercenary is no concern, not yet. She's armed if he's trouble, but she'll speak up first. "Hey?" What would they be looking for here, of any place?_ Jul 30 04:53:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _She turns her head at you, but quickly turns it back down, to under one of the rotting bunk beds, as though she is searching for an object in particular._ Jul 30 04:53:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Merc]** Hey. Don't mind me, just lookin' around. Jul 30 04:55:27 <HashiBot> <Mint> "Obviously. For something?" Mints keeping her distance, not pressing too hard on the matter. "On my way to Semitas, anything awful between here and there?" Jul 30 04:57:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Merc]** On this route? Just the occasional mean animal. It's pretty safe otherwise. And ,uh, yeah, yknow. Just... Looking around for things to scavenge. As usual. Jul 30 04:59:48 <HashiBot> <Mint> "Well, this looks like a busy. But happy hunting for you." Keeping an eye on her, but moving on. Jul 30 05:00:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _She seems very busy rummaging in the dusty undersides of the bunk bed, as if there was some kind of small object she missed._ Jul 30 05:01:11 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Laundry room, abandoned // Front: Deactivated room (Shortcut) // Right: Shower room, forsaken Jul 30 05:01:41 <HashiBot> <Mint> _front then. Cutting down on her travel time? Warrrrp zoooooone?_ Jul 30 05:04:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A deactivated room. It once had furniture, but everything and the kitchen sink has been removed, leaving only an empty room that is used as a road. There are no creatures or items in sight, and the front door here seems to be a **shortcut**._ Jul 30 05:05:11 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Vault room, **dark** // Front: (**Shortcut -1**) Shower room, abandoned // Right: Empty forge, **deserted** Jul 30 05:07:19 <HashiBot> <Mint> _will saunter through the front then. The darkened room is tempting for her sense of adventure, but without a light it would only be a fruitless endeavor. Can't search a room via muzzle flash, that would just be silly._ Jul 30 05:08:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _And dangerous._ Jul 30 05:08:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Nevertheless, you take the **shortcut**, which cuts down one extra room for your rooms remaining to destination..._ Jul 30 05:10:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _An abandoned shower room. There are several shower cabins, a few temporary lockers, more than a few puddles of water on the ground, and the shower pipes seem functional - you could take one, if you wanted. There appears to be nobody in the room, and you can spot a **weapon** abandoned in a corner..._ Jul 30 05:12:32 <HashiBot> <Mint> _loot! Sweet glorious loot. Isn't that a big part of the old adventure stories? Those were part of the reason she ever left home in the first place and here she is now, really living the dream! And whatever she's picking up might serve to fetch her some money when she gets to Semitas._ Jul 30 05:13:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The weapon you're about to find might be... familiar._ Jul 30 05:13:46 <Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Long - R3/Premium - Smallsword - Slash (Sharp), Stab (Piercing) - Iron - Butchering - Weight: 14 - [Condition: Fair] Jul 30 05:14:06 <Hebizuka> _It is exactly like yours, but not in mint condition (pardon the pun) like yours._ Jul 30 05:14:29 <Hebizuka> _You can equip it in Primary 2 or stash it in the backpack, although it is very heavy (14 units, your backpack has a maximum of 20)._ Jul 30 05:17:01 <HashiBot> <Mint> _can equip it now? Easier than trying to stuff it into her bag... can her bag even hold something like that without tearing? If nothing else she's got a duty to take the sword away. big sharp object on the ground like that, someone could end up getting injured!_ Jul 30 05:18:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Smallsword (Fair condition) equipped in Primary 2. You now carry TWO smallswords._ Jul 30 05:20:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Unless you wish to take a shower, there is nothing else here._ Jul 30 05:20:52 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Empty forge, abandoned // Front: Empty club room, abandoned // Right: Bedroom (bunks), abandoned Jul 30 05:22:15 <HashiBot> <Mint> _two swords. TWO SWORDS. Shields are for fucking pussies anyway. All the choppy-chop! And left hand room, forge seems like a good looting place._ Jul 30 05:27:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _An abandoned, empty forge, once the working place of a blacksmith, where melee weapons of all kinds were made. But now? Just another empty room, part of the UA. Sadly, there is nothing at all here._ Jul 30 05:27:33 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Featureless room (Detour) // Front: Corridor (Shortcut) // Right: Studio room, **overgrown** Jul 30 05:32:09 <HashiBot> <Mint> _makes the face of someone who isn't getting loot today. Alas! Into the next room all the same, forward into the corridor. As the crow flies really is the fastest way through, huh? Would the crow fly this way? She'll have to watch her pigeon whenever she gets it._ Jul 30 05:35:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You make it into a corridor. A long room, perfect to serve as a road. The front door ahead is a **shortcut (-1)**. Just as you enter, one of the other doors is slammed, and someone enters the room. Judging by the dress, it is an **escaped prisoner**. He appears to be unarmed, and although he doesn't look particularly nice, he seems not to be hostile._ Jul 30 05:38:11 <HashiBot> <Mint> _is the one with the pair of swords! Unarmed probably means he hasn't got anything of note and she's not exactly the type to just get into a fight. All the same, escaped prisoner? Law and order is experiencing a mild breakdown. This could be a chance for her to get into someone's good books. Just get him to stop, one hand resting on the butt of her gun. "Look like you're on the run."_ Jul 30 05:39:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Prisoner]** The fuck you want from me, horse girl? Get outta my way! Jul 30 05:41:40 <HashiBot> <Mint> "Hey, thats speciesist. Answer the question." Jul 30 05:43:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Prisoner]** So what if I am? You ain't gonna shoot an unarmed man! Jul 30 05:45:27 <HashiBot> <Mint> "You really willing to stake your life on that?" Curses, can he sense motive? "I mean hell, you're right. I don't even know who you're running from. Or why. Satisfy that curiosity and we'll see what happens." Jul 30 05:47:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Prisoner]** Oh, I'm running away because I feel like it; it's TOTALLY because I feel like having a healthier lifestyle, you know?! _<The sarcasm is practically dripping>_ Jul 30 05:49:44 <HashiBot> <Mint> "Well see, I'm not from around here. Where I'm from, someone like you? Well, they did something wrong and probably hurt someone. If you're on the run from that, I think I have to stop you." Jul 30 05:51:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Prisoner]** Fuck it, I'm not going down because some do-gooder punk said so! Jul 30 05:51:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The prisoner is engaging you in combat... despite having no weapons or armor._ Jul 30 05:51:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Combat mode is ON._ Jul 30 05:51:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Turn 1 - what is your next move? Jul 30 05:53:58 <HashiBot> <Mint> _would rather not have to fight, but she can go non-lethal. He's gotta be difficult, why though? Such an easy out he had. Now Mint's gotta shoot him in the kneecap. Or at least pull her gun and shoot at his kneecap. That'll put him right down, right?_ Jul 30 05:54:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _One shot to one of the knees?_ Jul 30 05:54:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You're allowed up to 10 shots a turn with a semi-automatic._ Jul 30 05:56:55 <HashiBot> <Mint> _is going to shoot until she hits him in the kneecap. Just one hit, that should drop him._ Jul 30 05:59:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Since we're in combat, you need to tell me how many shots you intend to make - how many will hit will depend on the dice tosses later. Jul 30 06:02:39 <HashiBot> <Mint> _four shots._ Jul 30 06:03:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Okay. Order for this turn: Prisoner, You._ Jul 30 06:03:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The prisoner intends to lunge at you with a fist to the face, simple as that._ Jul 30 06:03:59 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Tempest: Jul 30 06:04:00 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 Jul 30 06:04:00 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 6 Jul 30 06:04:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _But he misses, and it leaves him wide open for you to take your shots._ Jul 30 06:04:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Your turn. You may roll for 4 shots._ Jul 30 06:04:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( For you, this means **@roll 4#2d6** Jul 30 06:05:05 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Mint: Jul 30 06:05:05 <HashiBot> @roll 4#2d6 Jul 30 06:05:05 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 5;5;4;5 Jul 30 06:05:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Four misses, flat._ Jul 30 06:05:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Ending turn 1..._ Jul 30 06:05:58 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Turn 2. Now he is on your side, within melee range. What will you attempt next?_ Jul 30 06:07:32 <HashiBot> <Mint> _is going for redemption on that last volley of shots, five more. Once again, going for the leg. She's just gotta suck less than him. Easy in theory!_ Jul 30 06:13:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Order this turn is Prisoner, You once again. The prisoner will attempt punching you in the stomach this time._ Jul 30 06:13:05 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Tempest: Jul 30 06:13:06 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 Jul 30 06:13:06 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 6 Jul 30 06:13:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Again, he misses. It's now your turn, you may now roll for 5 shots._ Jul 30 06:13:45 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Mint: Jul 30 06:13:46 <HashiBot> @roll 5#2d6 Jul 30 06:13:46 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 10;11;9;5;8 Jul 30 06:15:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Three hits, two misses. You managed to plug the prisoner's left knee with three shots. He promptly crumbles on the floor, screaming in pain._ Jul 30 06:16:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You have **disabled** the prisoner's left leg, from sheer damage!_ Jul 30 06:16:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Ending Turn 2..._ Jul 30 06:17:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Turn 3..._ Jul 30 06:18:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Prisoner]** Aghhh... You gods-damned... Motherfff-... You got me, okay? Just freakin finish the job! I'm not going anywhere now! Damn! Jul 30 06:18:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The prisoner wants to surrender. You can choose to finish him off as well._ Jul 30 06:20:11 <HashiBot> <Mint> _isn't he asking to die, not surrender? She's not gonna shoot him in the face, a surrender is acceptable. "Gonna tell me where you came from now? I'm not killing you... didn't even want to shoot you. Your mother never told you not to swing at a lady?"_ Jul 30 06:20:39 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Prisoner]** What? You put me down just so we could _chat_? Fucking hell... Jul 30 06:22:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Prisoner]** Fine, I ran away from my police captors before they could transfer me to the prison in Wayward, to the north of here! They're on my tail, and unless you finish me off, they're gonna find me and they're going to drag me there. You did half the job already, horse girl, so why don't you finish it? Jul 30 06:26:25 <HashiBot> <Mint> "Because I'm not an executioner. I still don't know what you did and its really not my business now anyway. I do appreciate you being honest that you're an asshole, if thats any consolation. You could have made up all sorts of bullshit, but you didn't. Maybe you do have some shred of integrity inside of you." Jul 30 06:27:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Prisoner]** They're gonna take me to that prison... I'm gonna... Jul 30 06:28:10 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _He stares you down, defiantly, but looks away, swallowing the rest of his sentence._ Jul 30 06:28:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Prisoner]** I can barely move, the cops will be here any minute. If I were you, I'd get outta here at least. Jul 30 06:30:14 <HashiBot> <Mint> "Thats quite a change in tone. They not big on vigilantes? Or am I seeing the next part of your master plan to make some kind of getaway? Tell me something about the cops then. I'm new here, did I say?" Cutting it close maybe... maybe not. Jul 30 06:31:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Prisoner]** _<Defiant stare, again.>_ ...They're gonna understand you got me in self defense. They're gonna slap extra charges on my ass. Jul 30 06:32:46 <HashiBot> <Mint> "I do hope that you're continuing to be honest with me." This is chattier than Mint normally is, but she's kinda comign down from that brief fight still. Thats how things are, huh? "Can I get a 'please fuck off' to go with it, at least?" Jul 30 06:33:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Prisoner]** Since you asked kindly! _Fuck off!_ You're not gonna watch me bleed, are you?! Jul 30 06:33:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You could. And wait to see if the police is indeed coming._ Jul 30 06:36:27 <HashiBot> <Mint> _has been watching him bleed, whats a few minutes longer? Also, he didn't say please, so she's not gonna go anywhere._ Jul 30 06:37:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Do you want to wait? And if so, how many turns? One turn outside of combat represents roughly five minutes, and the prisoner has no intention to move either, seemingly resigned._ Jul 30 06:38:14 <HashiBot> <Mint> Do I have to be precise, or can I say 'twenty minutes or the police show up?' If they're close... Jul 30 06:39:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You should be as precise as possible, in either turns or multiples of 5 minutes._ Jul 30 06:40:28 <HashiBot> <Mint> _three turns, then. Fifteen minutes of just leaning up against the wall._ Jul 30 06:44:10 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _3 turns pass. For you, it's a cinch, you're feeling perfectly fine and unhurt.._ Jul 30 06:44:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _But for Mr. Prisoner, it's bad. There is a growing puddle of red under his leg, now. And it shows no signs of stopping._ Jul 30 06:45:38 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _As if right on time, a small squad of **Maze Guards** barge into the room; a Sergeant, and two regular Guards, complete with weapons and badges showing their law enforcer status._ Jul 30 06:45:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Guard Sgt]** We've got you now, Payne! ... What the hell happened here? Jul 30 06:46:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Guard #1]** Sir? There's been a fight here... Jul 30 06:46:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Guard Sgt]** I'm not _blind_, Preston, I can see the bullet holes and the blood! Jul 30 06:48:56 <HashiBot> <Mint> _isn't like, hiding or anything. She can give them a rundown. A little worry their prisoner might end up dying on them and that doesn't seem like it would go well for her. Clearing her throat "There was a small altercation. I'm just a transient, passing through, ran into this... Payne, is his name? Thats er. Kinda funny for right now, isn't it?" Cause he's in pain._ Jul 30 06:51:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Prisoner]** Har, fucking har. I swear to Asmodeus this is why I should be dead. Jul 30 06:51:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Guard Sgt]** Enough! _<He points a finger at you.>_ You, you're the Samaritan who shot this piece of garbage here? Jul 30 06:54:35 <HashiBot> <Mint> "...well, you're the one who said samaritan, but. Yes, that was me. Uh. Mint Leaf. Contestant? Roamer, wanderer, nomad. Vagabond. Call me what you will." Jul 30 06:57:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Guard Sgt]** I'll take the name, that is good enough. As for what you've done... Well, you've just allowed us to regain control of a criminal that was sentenced for store robbery, and multiple counts of assaults on a law enforcement officer... And assault against a civilian, from the looks of things. It's embarrassing to say that he VERY nearly evaded us... Jul 30 06:58:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Guard Sgt]** But thanks to you, he's going away for a long time. Jul 30 06:59:24 <HashiBot> <Mint> "Assault? He couldn't even touch me." Which is sounding a little too cocky maybe, but she's afforded that opportunity at least this one time. "Happy to help out. New to these parts and figure good tidings are as pleasant a way to start out as any. You ah. Might wanna have a look at this leg though. I did panic a little when he got in too close." Jul 30 07:01:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Guard Sgt]** PRESTON. YOUR SHIRT! Jul 30 07:01:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Guard #1]** Aw, not again... Jul 30 07:02:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _One of the underling cops is taking off his shirt and starting to tear it into rags, in order to patch up the escaped prisoner, during which the sergeant slips handcuffs and roughs him up on his feet. Much grumbling and moaning._ Jul 30 07:03:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Guard Sgt]** Well, miss Leaf, for someone who's new in the area, you sure picked the right fights to get into, huh? I'll make sure to tell my superiors that it's thanks to you that we caught this idiot. Keep up the good fight, and stay safe out there, alright? Jul 30 07:03:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Reputation] Police Rep **+40**. Jul 30 07:06:40 <HashiBot> <Mint> "And you as well, sir. Have a very good day. Take care Payne! Try to hold onto the soap, huh?" More kowtowing to the cops at that point. She honestly does hope that Payne doesn't end up getting raped in the showers, but he IS kind of a dirtbag and he DID try to punch her in the face. "Nothing else then, I should be on my way." Forward, to Semitas! Jul 30 07:07:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _He grumbles at you. The group of cops soon goes away, with the now properly cuffed prisoner back in tow._ Jul 30 07:09:27 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Highway (shortcut) // Front (**Shortcut -1**): Passage (Detour) // Right: Toilets, abandoned Jul 30 07:10:48 <HashiBot> <Mint> _keeps on straight! Straight on til morning... or she sees something shiny._ Jul 30 07:13:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A passage. An older, less-used corridor, which may lead away from the main path. The front door is a **detour (+2)**. You spot a **medical item** on the floor._ Jul 30 07:14:35 <HashiBot> <Mint> _could have used that medical item. Granted she would have been using it on a dirtbag. Claiming it now as she does means it can be saved for someone important. Like herself, or an injured not asshole._ Jul 30 07:14:36 <HashiBot> <Gear> Level up! @Mint is now **level 8**. Jul 30 07:14:43 <Hebizuka> [Meds] Syringe - Unidentified - Weight: 0.1 Jul 30 07:15:04 <Hebizuka> _Unless you tried it on yourself, you may need to find someone that can tell you what it is._ Jul 30 07:17:09 <HashiBot> <Mint> _isn't a doctor and this is another world's medicine anyway. She'll just carefully stow it for now, then double-back for the highway. Not a lot of sense in adding too much to her trek._ Jul 30 07:18:10 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _This item will go under **Backpack / Main capacity**._ Jul 30 07:18:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Backpack / Main] 0.1 /20 Jul 30 07:30:11 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Prison room, abandoned // Front (**Detour +2**): Bedroom (bunks), forsaken // Right: Roadway (shortcut) Jul 30 07:31:58 <HashiBot> <Mint> _seems to find that the clearer rooms, the roadways are a little more boring, but no doubt they're quicker. Right hand path. Least resistance._ Jul 30 07:33:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A roadway. Nothing could be simpler than a roadway. The front door here is a **shortcut (-3)**. Nothing is happening here, not even an item on the floor._ Jul 30 07:34:00 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Bedroom (single bed), **dark** // Front (**Shortcut -3**): Deactivated room (shortcut) // Right: Scullery, **dark** Jul 30 07:36:00 <HashiBot> <Mint> _well, exploration is once again not an option. Forward through the shortcut. Needs to invest in a flashlight too! Or a torch. Candles could work._ Jul 30 07:36:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The shortcut helps you leap away and remove more rooms from the counter..._ Jul 30 07:37:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Another deactivated room. There are no enemies in sight, but you do spot some **loose ammo** on the floor._ Jul 30 07:38:47 <HashiBot> <Mint> _hey, free ammo? Even if she can't use it, its loot. Loot is always good._ Jul 30 07:38:53 <Hebizuka> [Ammunition] 12 gauge CAWS, Standard Slug, 2 rounds - Weight: 0.1 (0.05 per round) Jul 30 07:39:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _All-brass shotgun shells, of a unique type and size. You doubt regular shotguns can use this._ Jul 30 07:42:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _When you find loot, do make sure to confirm positively that you take it - and if needed, in which part of your inventory (most often, it will be in Backpack / Main)._ Jul 30 07:44:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Backpack / Main] 0.2 /20 Jul 30 07:45:34 <HashiBot> <Mint> _well, they'll make a fine collectors piece of nothing else. Into her bag the shells will go, and then forward on. Template:Numbers! Thanks for the help there. I'll try to be better on it._ Jul 30 07:46:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( No prob! Jul 30 07:46:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( I suggest we take a break for now, would that be okay? Jul 30 07:48:41 <Hebizuka> [Session end!]