Log:V4 Session 51 (Meta, no ontology)

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Oct 24 17:21:07 <Hebizuka> [Session start!] Oct 24 17:22:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You are Adam Hiruman, a male kitsune transported from another world into the Mazes. You woke up in a hospital bedroom, and you were told that your soul was intercepted on its way after your death, and that instead of moving on to the afterlife, you were selected to be the Contestant by the ruler of this world. Armed with minimal knowledge, a set of equipment, and the good luck wishes of Dr Gage, the person responsible for your return to life, you are now in the center of a small town called Arnett._ Oct 24 17:22:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Your objective is to find the four Cardinal Amulets in order to be granted the right to return home._ Oct 24 17:22:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <**M03: Take the Long Way Home** - Quest started.> Oct 24 17:22:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> M03 objectives: Oct 24 17:22:54 <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. Oct 24 17:22:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> 2) Ask around in Arnett and inquire about the Cardinal Amulets' supposed whereabouts. Oct 24 17:23:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You now have full control._ Oct 24 17:25:34 <HashiBot> <Auro> _Of course, it was a bit confusing for him at first, mainly as he wasn't sure he was originally a Kitsune, but he eventually shruged his confusion off, and after getting geared up, he left the hospital and looked for a map to find out where was the best place for him to go, both to get used to his new body and to get some more money as the starting package he was given while it had a bit of money, he knew he would need more of to survive._ Oct 24 17:26:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You are currently in Arnett's Social Square Center, and there is a map present._ Oct 24 17:26:13 <Hebizuka> < Arnett - Map > Oct 24 17:26:13 <Hebizuka> Social square facilities: Bank, Hiring bureau, Bar (The Bolt Face), Restaurant [Diner, Bill's Burgers], Takeout stand, Shooting range, Library Oct 24 17:26:13 <Hebizuka> Residential areas: 3 Oct 24 17:26:13 <Hebizuka> Shops: 2 individual (Weapon shop, Clothing shop) Oct 24 17:26:13 <Hebizuka> Special facility: Laboratory (GT - Biotech/Genetics) Oct 24 17:26:13 <Hebizuka> Other areas: Hospital, Hydroponics farm, UA water recycling unit, Generator, Town entrance Oct 24 17:29:28 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune hmms a bit, before heading over towards the hiring bureau, seeing as that might be able to allow him to get some more cash._ Oct 24 17:30:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _3 rooms later, and you find yourself in the hiring bureau, where a barely awake Hirer can be found. He looks as though he's stayed up all night._ Oct 24 17:31:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Huh? Oh, uh, good morning, sir...? Oct 24 17:32:24 <HashiBot> <Auro> "Good morning," _the Kitsune noted._ "Sorry if I was disturbing your nap, but I was wondering where the best place to earn some money could be, and when I saw this place on the map, I thought it might be wise of me to try here." Oct 24 17:33:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Well, you're at the right location. I take it you're not registered so, can I please have your name and any other details? I'll -- ahh... _<Yaaaawn...>_ ... Sorry, I'll.. Add you to the system. Oct 24 17:35:01 <HashiBot> <Auro> "Adam Hiruman. I used to be nicknamed Auro, but... Well, recently, someone called me 'Green Tails' for some reason," _he noted._ "Any other details which you need to know about?" Oct 24 17:38:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Uh, well, phone number, place of residence, but if you have neither, that's okay, you'll just have to check back here for messages and such. ... And... Okay, I'm tired, but, I think that's done. Oct 24 17:39:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** There won't be any jobs until a little while, though, might wanna check back later. _<He suppresses another yawn.>_ Anything else I can help you with in the meantime? Oct 24 17:40:27 <HashiBot> <Auro> "Well... I'm just curious. Do you know anything about these... Cardinal Amulets, I think they were called?" Oct 24 17:44:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The hirer remains thoughtful - as much as a sleep deprived person can look thoughtful - for a few seconds, before coming up with an answer._ Oct 24 17:45:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** That does remind me of something, actually... I think I've heard it when I went to visit the shrine maidens in Semitas, they were talking about Amulets and some kind of prophecy. I'm sure they'd love to tell you all about it. Do you need directions or will you be fine? Oct 24 17:46:36 <HashiBot> <Auro> "I think I'd need some kind of direction, as I have no idea how to get around yet," _was the explenation which the Kitsune gave. Which was true - he had no clue how to get from where he was to wherever this place was._ Oct 24 17:48:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Okay, so, when you exit this bureau, turn left and keep going south until you reach the end of the town, then follow the directional signs - they'll point you the UA road to get to Semitas. Oct 24 17:49:41 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune nodded._ "Thanks, that would be helpful," _he noted._ "Well, I guess I better get ready to make a move, once I get some bits sorted out." Oct 24 17:49:41 <HashiBot> <Gear> Level up! @Auro is now **level 15**. Oct 24 17:49:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Stay safe out there, sir. Oct 24 17:52:11 <HashiBot> <Auro> _And so, the Kitsune left the bureu and went towards the shooting range. He knew that his body had certain magical abilities, but he wanted to make sure that he could actually use them correctly, as he doesn't exactly remember being able to use them before._ Oct 24 18:00:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Eight rooms later, and you find yourself in the lobby/waiting room of the shooting range. Since it's still fairly early in the morning, you don't see or hear much shooters in there, just the occasional "pop, pop pop" of maybe one, or two people. To the South is the exit. To the North is the rental shop, where the rangemaster can be found._ Oct 24 18:02:22 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune headed north to the rental shop, hoping to ask if it was possible to practice with 'magic', rather than guns._ Oct 24 18:03:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The rangemaster - a middle-aged, gruffy looking female human - lifts her eyes up, expectantly._ Oct 24 18:07:12 <HashiBot> <Auro> "Hello there, Ma'am," _the Kitsune noted with a nod to the rangemaster - although more like rangemisress in this case - before asking,_ "I was wondering if it's possible to use the range to practice some ranged skills which doesn't involve guns, as I feel I'm a bit rusty at certain things." _Well, more like he never had used them at all, much less in a combat situation, but it was mostly the truth._ Oct 24 18:08:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Rangemaster]** Like, what, you want to practice grenade launchers or something? Oct 24 18:08:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _She squints._ Oct 24 18:08:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Rangemaster]** Oh, you're one of them youkai. You wanna practice yer magic attack thingies. Yeah I suppose you can do that. Range entrance fee is 10 P$. Oct 24 18:10:32 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune nodded, although his ear twitched at the term Youkai - a term he wasn't quite yet familiar with just yet. Anyway, he took 10 P$ out of his money pouch and handed it over to her._ Oct 24 18:12:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _290 P$ remaining in the money pouch._ Oct 24 18:13:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Rangemaster]** Right this way. Have fun and don't blow yourself up. Oct 24 18:13:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The way to the shooting lanes is just one room north._ Oct 24 18:14:28 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune laughed at that._ "Oh, I don't plan to," _he noted, before heading north to the shoting lanes and then finding one which was open for use._ Oct 24 18:14:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The middle one - the one in which you step into - is free._ Oct 24 18:16:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _What do you wish to do exactly?_ Oct 24 18:17:13 <HashiBot> <Auro> "Okay... Now how was it that they said I could do that?" _the Kitsune mused as he tried to remember what he was told - that his new body was able to cast four different types of 'blasts' - and try to train to be able to use them effectivly_ Oct 24 18:18:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _There are several steel targets downrange. You can, if you wish, start **combat practice** to familiarize yourself with how to use your magic attacks, or any of your firearms - if you feel like burning some of your own ammunition._ Oct 24 18:18:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You can also return to the rental shop and buy rental guns and ammo to **train your combat skills** and perhaps raise your skill levels._ Oct 24 18:18:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Your magic abilities do not call for skills, and simply rely on your natural accuracy._ Oct 24 18:21:03 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune didn't know that, but he needed to make sure he could use them, and so he will start with some **combat practice** to familirize himself with how they worked, and if there was any downsides to them he would need to take note of_ Oct 24 18:21:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Combat mode is ON!_ Oct 24 18:21:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You're fighting against an inanimate steel silhouette target with the same amount of body parts as a human being._ Oct 24 18:21:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Turn 1. What is your next move?_ Oct 24 18:22:58 <HashiBot> <Auro> _Auro decides to start testing his magic with the first spell he was informed of - the **Fireblast**. He aims for the torso with the attack._ Oct 24 18:23:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You may roll for one attack._ Oct 24 18:23:52 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Auro: Oct 24 18:23:53 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 Oct 24 18:23:53 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 2 Oct 24 18:24:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _**Critical failure.** You expect a fireball to come out of your extended hand, but a miserable prrt noise and some smoke comes out instead._ Oct 24 18:24:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Oops._ Oct 24 18:24:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _At least it happened at the range and not in combat... Ending Turn 1._ Oct 24 18:25:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Turn 2. Stress is not raising, since you're not in real combat. What's next?_ Oct 24 18:25:36 <HashiBot> <Auro> "...Okay, so that's not how that spell works," _Auro mused, before calming down and trying again - **Fireblast** to the torso of the target._ Oct 24 18:26:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Feel free to roll immdiately after calling your attack - only while training._ Oct 24 18:26:12 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Auro: Oct 24 18:26:12 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 Oct 24 18:26:13 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 9 Oct 24 18:26:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Hit! The steel target receives a big, basketball-sized fireball in the torso. The flames scorch and paint black the initially white target._ Oct 24 18:27:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The target remains on fire - little flames and flamelets remain for a little bit._ Oct 24 18:27:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Turn 3. Next move?_ Oct 24 18:28:19 <HashiBot> <Auro> _Now that he knew how to use the Fireblast, Auro moved onto the next move he was told about - the **Scalding blast**, which he aimed at the torso like before._ Oct 24 18:28:24 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Auro: Oct 24 18:28:25 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 Oct 24 18:28:25 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 8 Oct 24 18:28:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Miss!_ Oct 24 18:29:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A jet of boiling hot water comes out instead, but you barely miss the torso, instead spraying the floor several feet behind the target._ Oct 24 18:29:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You can see, from the steam rising, that it could've caused a fair amount of damage, too._ Oct 24 18:32:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Turn 4. Next move?_ Oct 24 18:32:54 <HashiBot> <Auro> _A near miss, but at least he knew how it works. Next, Auro tried the **Frostblast**, again aiming at the torso._ Oct 24 18:33:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You may roll for one attack._ Oct 24 18:33:30 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Auro: Oct 24 18:33:30 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 Oct 24 18:33:31 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 2 Oct 24 18:33:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _**Critical failure**. Your hand feels cold, for a brief moment, but nothing comes out._ Oct 24 18:33:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _...Not a good day today, is it?_ Oct 24 18:33:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Turn 5. Next move?_ Oct 24 18:34:32 <HashiBot> <Auro> _Auro tries again, as he still didn't get the hang of the **Frostblast** just yet, again aiming to the torso._ Oct 24 18:34:35 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Auro: Oct 24 18:34:36 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 Oct 24 18:34:36 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 11 Oct 24 18:35:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Hit! This time, you send a big jet of something that resembles concentrated snow - except when it hits the target, it becomes apparent that it's a lot nastier: the target's torso is smacked hard enough to cause it to ring, then immediately covered in ice and frost._ Oct 24 18:35:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You feel as though this would be very nasty to both enemies and weapons that they may be carrying._ Oct 24 18:35:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Turn 6. Next move?_ Oct 24 18:36:25 <HashiBot> <Auro> _That left one last spell which Auro needed to test out - the **Thundershock**, which like before, he aimed at the torso to fire it off at._ Oct 24 18:36:32 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Auro: Oct 24 18:36:32 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 Oct 24 18:36:32 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 6 Oct 24 18:37:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Miss! The sound of thunder is heard, and a lightning bolt comes out of your extended finger - however it strikes - hard - the ground rather than the intended target. Where the bolt hit, however, a few sparks seemed to briefly linger, and it left a big, scorched-black spot._ Oct 24 18:37:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Turn 7. Next move?_ Oct 24 18:39:00 <HashiBot> <Auro> _Auro rubbed his head after that. He finally got the hang of them, even if he still could be more accurate with them... But he felt that now wasn't the time to try and improve that._ >**End Combat Practice** Oct 24 18:39:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You've decided to stop training after 7 turns._ Oct 24 18:39:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _What do you want to do next?_ Oct 24 18:41:21 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune decides that now was time to get ready to head off into the UA._ Oct 24 18:43:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The rangemaster nods at you on your way out. You travel 15 rooms all the way to the Gap corridor, crossing through the Town Gate and the two Town Security guards, which ignore you._ Oct 24 18:44:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Before you are a few directional signs, all pointing out that the way ahead is in the UA. The road North leads to **Elkins** (Neutral), the road West leads to **Intersection 09**, and the road South leads to **Semitas**._ Oct 24 18:44:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> M03: Objectives 1 and 2 completed Oct 24 18:44:38 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Objective 3: Ask the shrine maidens at Semitas about information regarding the Cardinal Amulets. Oct 24 18:45:25 <HashiBot> <Auro> "Semitas... That's where I need to go now," _the Kitsune noted, before heading along the **South UA Road** Oct 24 18:46:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Which traveling style? **Fast** (Less distance to destination, medium danger, medium loot), **Safe** (More distance to destination, less danger, less loot), **Deep** (A lot more distance to destination, high danger, high loot)_ Oct 24 18:46:30 <HashiBot> <Auro> **Safe Mode** Oct 24 18:50:21 <Hebizuka> _Amazingly enough, the distance to the next destination is only **10 rooms**._ Oct 24 18:50:25 <Hebizuka> _Generating the next rooms now._ Oct 24 18:51:57 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Bedroom (bunks), **dark** // Front: Office room, **dark** // Right: Roadway (S) Oct 24 18:52:18 <HashiBot> <Auro> >>**Right** Oct 24 18:56:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A roadway. The front door is a **shortcut**. This room is otherwise pretty empty._ Oct 24 18:56:28 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Passage (D) // Front (**Shortcut -2**): Pathway (S) // Right: Deactivated room (S) Oct 24 18:56:57 <HashiBot> <Auro> >>**Front** Oct 24 18:57:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You go through a shortcut, which shortens your destination by 2 rooms. This looks like it's gonna be a short trip..._ Oct 24 18:58:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A pathway. The front door is another **shortcut**. There is a creature here on Side 3, however it doesn't appear to be hostile - it is a **german shepherd dog**, sniffing around and looking for something, presumably food._ Oct 24 18:59:45 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune would make sure to give the dog a wide berth while heading towards the **front door** on Side 2_ Oct 24 19:14:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You go through another shortcut, shortening your destination by one more room._ Oct 24 19:16:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You enter a pathway, where yet another **shortcut** can be found through the front door. This room is also pretty empty. Looks like you're avoiding trouble today._ Oct 24 19:16:15 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Storage room, **dark** // Front (**Shortcut -1**): Youkai bedroom (danchi), **dark** // Right: Scullery, **overgrown** Oct 24 19:16:48 <HashiBot> <Auro> >>**Right** Oct 24 19:27:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A scullery, except it's so old and un-maintained, that the entire room is covered in grass, moss, and other weird vegetal patches. It reeks of humidity as well. A **pair of gangsters** is hanging around in this room on Side 3. You're not certain about them. One of them carries a submachine gun and a pistol, and the other carries a shotgun and two pistols._ Oct 24 19:28:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Gangster #1]** ...was when I ordered that big-ass drink, you remember? The one with the weird blue colorant thing in it. Oct 24 19:28:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Gangster #2]** Man, I'll never drink anything that looks like coolant fluid. That shit gives me the creeps. Oct 24 19:29:57 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune instantly tries to take cover, as he has some... bad memories of gansters. Or at the very least keep out of their sight while getting out through either the front or the right door, seeing how they were by the left door._ Oct 24 19:31:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _If you're looking for cover on your side, please type @cover._ Oct 24 19:32:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _If you want to leave without being noticed, you will have to do a stealth escape check._ Oct 24 19:32:23 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Auro: Oct 24 19:32:23 <HashiBot> @cover Oct 24 19:32:23 <MazeBot> An empty plastic crate. (Health: 30, LDV modifier: -2. AC Eqv: A1. Pass-through threshold: 6+ dmg. Pain modifier: x0.75) Oct 24 19:32:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Do you want to do a stealth cover check?_ Oct 24 19:33:22 <HashiBot> <Auro> _Better to do a stealth escape check, thinking about it._ Oct 24 19:33:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Please roll 2d6+Agility. You succeed on 6 or more._ Oct 24 19:34:16 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Auro: Oct 24 19:34:16 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6+0 Oct 24 19:34:17 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 6:6+0 Oct 24 19:34:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You barely slip out of the room without taking cover and without even attracting the gangster's attention._ Oct 24 19:34:58 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _End of fight (1 turn)_ Oct 24 19:35:34 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Prison room, **overgrown** // Front: Empty shooting lanes, abandoned // Right: Deactivated room (S) Oct 24 19:36:25 <HashiBot> <Auro> >>**Front** Oct 24 19:39:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A room full of empty shooting lanes, probably once part of a shooting range. Now, it's just part of the UA, picked clean of everything that looked useful and isn't nailed down. ... Everything? Not quite, actually. There is an interesting **object** on the floor._ Oct 24 19:41:29 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune breaths a sigh of relief once he's away from the gangsters. His death was still fresh in his mind, and he didn't want it to happen again so soon, especially without armour which would fit a Kitsune. Not that any armour could indeed fit them, but he didn't exactly know that. Anyway, he then checked out the object on the floor..._ Oct 24 19:41:56 <Hebizuka> [Item] Weapon Light and Laser Battery (WL2 Battery). A type of small battery used to power accessories such as weapon lights and laser sights. [Power remaining: 48 %] - Weight 0.1 Oct 24 19:42:44 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune picks it up, and... Into the Tectical Vest it goes._ Oct 24 19:43:39 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Tactical Vest/Main: 2.96 /3 Oct 24 19:46:26 <HashiBot> <Auro> _While he was at it, he sets down his backpack, takes out one of the Canned Chicken and a Bottle of mineral water, and eats and drinks them to make sure he would have more than enough energy to carry on through the UA, both now and later on._ Oct 24 19:48:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You spent a turn to set the backpack down, and you spent 2 turns eating and drinking. The canned chicken is cold, but filling and pretty tasty, all things considered. As for water, well, watah's gud for u. You have 3 bottles of mineral water remaining and 3 canned chicken remaining._ Oct 24 19:48:53 <Hebizuka> [Item] Empty plastic bottle. It might have contained a drink at some point, but now it's empty. Can be refilled. - Weight: 1 Oct 24 19:49:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Nutrition: 2391 ntri] [Hydration: 595 wtr - Hydrated] Oct 24 19:50:51 <HashiBot> <Auro> _Back into the pack the bottle goes, before the Kitsune puts the backpack back on and heads on further through the UA_ Oct 24 19:51:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Backpack / Main: 43.85 /60 Oct 24 19:52:23 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Bedroom (bunks), **dark** // Front: Laboratory room, **overgrown** // Right: Old byway (D) Oct 24 19:52:52 <Auro> >> **Right** Oct 24 19:54:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _An old byway, less-used and less-frequented, for it leads deeper into the UA rather than towards your destination. The front door is a **detour**. There is a **magazine** for a firearm on the floor._ Oct 24 19:54:36 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune checks the magazine which is on the floor_ Oct 24 19:54:54 <Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: Lobaev DXL .408 5-round magazine. Size tier: X.Large ; Weight: 3+0.2 (3.2) - [2/5, Standard AP] Oct 24 19:55:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _This magazine contains **.408 Chey Tac** ammunition._ Oct 24 19:56:39 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune hmms a bit on if it would be worth taking it... But in the end, leaves it where he found it, before checking where the doors would lead him to._ Oct 24 19:56:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Leaving it behind?_ Oct 24 19:56:58 <HashiBot> <Auro> _Yes_ Oct 24 19:57:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Noted. Next rooms coming up._ Oct 24 19:58:12 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: _To Semitas_ // Front (**Detour +1**): Laboratory room, abandoned // Right: _To Semitas_ Oct 24 19:58:38 <HashiBot> <Auro> >>**To Semitas** Oct 24 19:59:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _After only about 35 minutes of traveling, you reach the Gap corridor of Semitas. Ahead of you is the door that leads to the Town Gate. Behind you is back to the UA, with a few different destinations._ Oct 24 20:00:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _There is a sign above this door: "WELCOME TO SEMITAS - This town is protected by Heaven Ltd."_ Oct 24 20:02:23 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune blinked. 'Heaven Ltd'? Was that actually a thing here? Well, either way, if it was anything like Arnett, there would be a map in the Social Square which would point him towards where the shrine maidens would be._ Oct 24 21:33:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The angelic creatures at the town gate don't do anything to stop you - it's barely if they pay attention to you. You travel 8 rooms to the center of the social square. The clock there displays 8:35 AM. You notice the walls and decorations are all in shades of blue, cyan and white, with lots of cloud, sky, and angelic imagery._ Oct 24 21:34:39 <Hebizuka> < Semitas - Map > Oct 24 21:34:39 <Hebizuka> Social square facilities: Bank, Hiring bureau, Bar (E4, The Demigods' Ice Box), Restaurant (D7) [Trattoria, Angel Noodles], Takeout stand. Oct 24 21:34:39 <Hebizuka> Residential areas: 2 Oct 24 21:34:39 <Hebizuka> Shops: 3 individual (Style shop, Delicatessen, Weapon shop) Oct 24 21:34:39 <Hebizuka> Special facility: Cardinal Shrine Oct 24 21:34:39 <Hebizuka> Other areas: Hospital, Heaven Farm, Natural water processing unit, Generator, Town Entrance Oct 24 21:35:32 <HashiBot> <Auro> _Well, it was kinda understandable in a way, as the Kitsune didn't exactly look out of place, as he found the map... and then noticed the Cardinal Shrine, which instantly caught his attention. So he fiured out where that was on the map, before heading over there._ Oct 24 21:37:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _It's not too difficult: from the social square center, the shrine is straight east! 9 rooms later, you find yourself inside of the Semitas Cardinal Shrine, inside the altar room. There is only one shrine maiden currently working at the altar, and she is sitting cross legged on the floor, reading some sort of novel. The morning seems to be pretty slow._ Oct 24 21:38:49 <HashiBot> <Auro> _Well, that was possibly going to change, as the Kitsune cleared his throat._ "Um... Excuse me, madam, but I want to ask a few things, if it's not too much of a bother..." Oct 24 21:39:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** Hmm? Oh, good morning, youkai traveler! Welcome to our shrine. What can I help you with? Oct 24 21:40:47 <HashiBot> <Auro> _There was that word again. Youkai. Auro wasn't sure what it actually meant, but he didn't need to ask about that right now. Anyway, he got straight to the point, and asked,_ "Well... What do you know about the Cardinal Amulets?" Oct 24 21:47:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** Oh my! You mean you don't actually know about them? Or the prophecy? _<She smiles, seemingly excited at the idea of telling you.>_ Oct 24 21:48:09 <HashiBot> <Auro> "Well... I only literally woke up this morning to find myself here, so..." _he started_ Oct 24 21:50:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** Excellent! Well, sit down, get comfortable, I'll tell you all about it!... Oct 24 21:51:21 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune nodded as he sat down to listen to the prophecy stuff._ Oct 24 21:51:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The shrine maiden proceeds to tell the story as it is always told. You can read it here: https://pastebin.com/HFQ3TZJ6 . When you're finished, you can speak up in turn._ Oct 24 21:54:11 <HashiBot> <Auro> _He blinked as it was finished, before..._ "No way... If that's true... If, say, the Contestant was indeed here, would it be wise for he or she to reveal that they are the Contestant, theoritically?" Oct 24 21:57:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** Well, there's been a lot of people who made that claim. The only way to prove it is to find one of the Amulets - the Gods say that when the right person finds one of them, they will send a sign that the chosen one has arrived. Oct 24 21:57:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** Unfortunately, that hasn't stopped the people who -do- have one Amulet to claim they're the Contestant. Three of them have already been found... Oct 24 21:59:27 <HashiBot> <Auro> "Already? And there's no sign that the Contestant has collected them, therefore meaning they are 'false' Contestants?" Oct 24 22:02:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** Well, not exactly, they're not false Contestants... they're just not Contestants. That said, they -are- people with a lot of influence. Oct 24 22:02:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** The Amulet of the West, perhaps better known by your kind as the Amulet of Byakko, is in the hands of Colonel Wight, the leader of the military. Oct 24 22:03:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** His arch-nemesis, the leader of the Youkai Activists, is in possession of the Amulet of the South, or Suzaku in youkai language. Oct 24 22:03:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** The Amulet of the North, or that of Genbu, is in the hands of some kind of secret society of thieves in the Northern Zone, they call themselves the Guild of Silver Larceners. There's little information that's known about those people, though. Oct 24 22:05:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** As for the last one, that of the East, or Seiryuu, it wasn't found yet. There are rumors, though... The Gods have said something, and the Elder Council does think it is true, about it being somewhere here, in the Eastern Zone. That has been motivating adventurers to try and find it. Without much success, I'm afraid. But if I were you, I'd go where they all seem to meet and gather to try and find out Oct 24 22:05:13 <HashiBot> more about it. Oct 24 22:07:09 <HashiBot> <Auro> _Auro couldn't help but roll his eyes. From the sounds of things, there was still discrimination of some kind here. The more things change, the more they stay the same, he thought. Although he thought the best bet to start off with was to find the Eastern Amulet, seeing as that was the one not found already._ "I see... So where is it where they gather to try and find the Seiryuuian Amulet?" _he then asked._ Oct 24 22:10:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** Well, most of the people who have been giving it a shot lately seemed to come from Joliet Sector, the Police town southwest from here. Travel south from here to Intersection 18, then go west. Make sure to avoid going to Rog or Novysera, though... Oct 24 22:10:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Objective 3 is complete._ Oct 24 22:10:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <**M03 - Take the Long Way Home**: Quest complete!> Oct 24 22:11:16 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune blinked._ "What's the things about Rog and Novysera?" _he asked._ Oct 24 22:12:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _She seems to wince at the question. She grimaces for a brief moment, before replying._ Oct 24 22:13:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** They're... well... They're towns controlled by our competitors, Hell Inc. I'm obligated to tell you to steer clear from those dens of debauchery. Oct 24 22:16:46 <HashiBot> <Auro> "Hell Inc? Seriously? Although thinking about it, given that this place is protected by 'Heaven Ltd'... I shouldn't be as suprised. Then again, all of this is new to me. Youkais, amulets, the confusing layout of the UA roads where more than one door could lead to the same location... The only thing which seems similar to what I knew before is the discrimination and the fact there are outlaws..." Oct 24 22:17:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** Don't worry, traveler, I'm sure you'll get adjusted to everything in no time. Oct 24 22:20:33 <HashiBot> <Auro> "Still getting adjusted to being... This," _he muttered to himself._ "Anyway, thank you for the help. I'll make sure to keep all of this in mind... So, Joliet Sector, right? I leave here, head south to I18, then head west to get there... Right, thanks." _Although he wasn't going to head there right away, as he planned to make a trip to the Hiring Bureau, just in case there was anything he could get from there._ Oct 24 22:21:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** Stay safe out there! Oct 24 22:21:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _<Quest activated: **M04 - The Power to Begin Again**>_ Oct 24 22:21:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Objective 1: Go to Joliet Sector, and ask the locals for information regarding the Amulet of Seiryuu. Oct 24 22:22:41 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune nodded and..._ "Oh, one last thing... You're not the first person to call me a Youkai, but... What are they? I mean, I know I'm some kind of Kitsune, and apparently as such, I can't wear any kind of protective armour as they're designed for humans..." Oct 24 22:26:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** You really are a newcomer, huh? Because you are a kitsune, you are a youkai, that's part of your species. A kitsune is just a kind of youkai. They're a race of creatures that aren't human, even if they look like humans. Oct 24 22:28:05 <HashiBot> <Auro> "Yeah... I would claim I'm the Contestant, but, like you said, I can't back up that claim... yet. But who knows? If I find the Seiryuuian Amulet, and it reacts to me... Well, I might come back to let you know about it, and see if there's anything else which you would be able to help me with." Oct 24 22:28:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** Well, I can't stop you from going... All I can say is good luck. I could perhaps help you in a more tangible manner, but, well... Only if you help the shrine and donate to the Gods in return. Oct 24 22:30:53 <HashiBot> <Auro> "Well, I don't have a lot on me right now, but... If I find something worth donating, then I will make a donation the next time I'm around," _he noted before leaving and heading to the Hiring Bureau._ Oct 24 22:31:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** Alright then. Stay safe out there, and good luck! Oct 24 22:33:45 <HashiBot> <Auro> _Well, then - off to the Hiring Bureau to find out if there was any jobs which needed doing which were in the general direction of the Joilet Sector._ Oct 24 22:36:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _12 rooms later, and you enter the hiring bureau in Semitas. There are a few people here already, although they don't seem busy with the Hirer - one is on the phone, the other is reading one of a pile of papers on the floor - they look like messages._ Oct 24 22:38:44 <HashiBot> <Auro> _The Kitsune walks towards the Hirer, and clears his throat in case they were distracted._ "Um, excuse me, but I was wondering if there's currently any jobs which would be in the vicinity of Joilet Sector? As I'm heading that way, and was wondering if I might be able to earn a bit of money on the way there. Name's Adam Hiruman, by the way." Oct 24 22:42:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Let me see... Oct 24 22:47:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** I do have a few jobs for you, they just popped up. Oct 24 22:48:14 <HashiBot> <Auro> "Okay then... So what are they, then?" Oct 24 22:48:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** None of them are really close to Joliet - two of them in Arnett, the third is in Elkins. First Arnett job is at the local shooting range. Second Arnett job comes from the owner of the local diner Bill Pickens. As for the job in Elkins, it comes from someone who calls himself a "concerned citizen". Do you wanna hear any further details about any of these? Oct 24 22:49:58 <HashiBot> <Auro> "Well, I might as well hear about the two Arnett ones, seeing as that's the only place I know of right now where I know the route to, barring Joilet, that is." Oct 24 22:57:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** The shooting range job is mostly coming from us - as in, the Hirers in general. You're new, and we need to make sure you can follow commitments and prove yourself. All that's required of you is to go to the range in Arnett and register at an upcoming friendly shooting competition. You don't need to win - only to go and train. Oct 24 22:58:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** When you're done with that, you can meet Bill Pickens, the owner of the diner in Arnett. You should go and see him in his kitchen directly. It's something about needing supplies and being ready to teach you a few tricks to ge the job done, but he'll tell you more in person. You'll get the full details there. It's nothing very complicated, though. Oct 24 23:00:03 <HashiBot> <Auro> "Sure thing. I'll take both of those jobs on, then - so how do I get any rewards for completing the job? Do I have to come in to turn them in, or...?" Oct 24 23:21:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** When your employers contact us to confirm you've done the job as they requested, we will transfer your reward money in your bank account directly. You can then withdraw as necessary. Any extras or negotiations on the matter are your problem to deal with. Oct 24 23:22:00 <HashiBot> <Auro> "I see... I think I need to set up a bank account first, then, as I don't have one," _the Kitsune admitted sheepishly._ Oct 24 23:34:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** You already have one - we set it up for you when you signed up. It's just empty. Oct 24 23:35:40 <HashiBot> <Auro> "Oh. That saves me a trip to the bank, then," _he noted._ "Well, then. I better head off back to Arnett then and sign up for the shooting contest, then go on and help out with what Bill needs." Oct 24 23:42:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Okay. Well, stay safe out there, aight? Oct 24 23:43:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _<Sidequests activated: **S1-1: Back to Basics** and **S1-3: Come a Huntin' Man**>_ Oct 24 23:43:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> S1-1 Objective 1: Go to Arnett’s shooting range and participate in the shooting game. Oct 24 23:43:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> S1-3 Objective 1: Go to Arnett’s Diner, and meet with the chef. Oct 24 23:43:59 <HashiBot> <Auro> "I intend to," _he noted before heading out and making his way back to the Town Gate, and thus to the UA roads._ Oct 25 00:04:34 <HashiBot> <Auro> >**End Session** Oct 25 00:04:47 <Hebizuka> [Session end!]