Log:V4 Session 8 (Meta, no ontology)

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May 20 23:01:58 <Hebizuka> [Session start!] May 20 23:02:16 <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._ May 20 23:02:22 <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._ May 20 23:03:38 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> *Remains quiet for a few moments, before saying "If this is what the afterlife looks like, I'm not impressed."* May 20 23:04:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Good morning, Miss Edelman. This is not, technically, the afterlife, but I'll explain later. It's a pleasure 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? May 20 23:05:33 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "I was in bed. I was sick, I remember... Very sick, I remember. Time caught up with me, I guess. But if this isn't the afterlife, then where am I, and who are you?" May 20 23:06:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** ... Hmm. So you do remember; Excellent, the transiiton, so to speak, has thus gone well... Let me explain myself ; you have, effectively, died. However, my superior, the Administrator, saw fit to select you for what I can best describe as bringing you back from the dead. May 20 23:06:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** You are no longer at home, Miss Edelman; you are somewhere else entirely - this realm is called the Mazes. May 20 23:07:55 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> *Remains quiet for a few moments to process "You let me die, and then decided to see it fit to bring me back. Why in the world would your reason for that be? And The Mazes?" May 20 23:09:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** This may all be very confusing but... Apologies, I realized I didn't even introduce myself. 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. May 20 23:10:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** The Administrator and I worked to ensure that your... transition, would be as soft as possible, and feel like waking up. A rough night, so to speak. May 20 23:11:34 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _looks down at her body. "You couldn't have made me any younger? And you didn't answer why you brought me here."_ May 20 23:13:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Exactly -why- she wanted to bring you here escapes me, she had her reasons and I was following her orders. I only know that in exchange for your second chance, so to speak, she wants you to complete an objective. May 20 23:13:39 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** The Admin is mostly responsible for bringing you here and that I'm just following her orders, she has told me to tell you what your role here is. You may be referred to hereon as the **Contestant**, a title that bears a certain amount of importance here. Your objective is to find four ancient artifacts, said to have been forged by deities - the Cardinal Amulets. May 20 23:13:52 <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. May 20 23:15:28 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "I'm the only possible person who could do this? I'm certain there are plenty of people around who have the skills for it... Fine. I'll play along for now. Any leads on where I should begin to search, or am I to figure that out on my own?" May 20 23:16:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Well, firstly, we've seen fit to have some standard equipment brought to you. The Mazes are a harsh world, and outside of any organized community, you will find this place to be dangerous - you may need to fight for your own defense on a regular basis. May 20 23:16:34 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "This is just getting better and better." May 20 23:16:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _It dawns on you that you wear nothing under the bedsheets. The gear that Gage points out includes clothing._ May 20 23:17:34 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _gets up out of the bed, not minding that Dr. Gage was still in the room, and heads over to the gear, making sure to first put a damn shirt on._ May 20 23:18:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The good doctor turns around, out of respect more than out of embarrassment, and waits for you to gear up._ May 20 23:19:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Tell me when all set. There should also be weapons and armor in this package. May 20 23:20:47 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _picks up the small sword and examines it a bit, giving it a few swings- more clumsy then in the past. She'd have to fix that if she didn't want to die indignantly in the maze. After putting it in a scabbard (I presume there is one), she picks up the armor and helmet, slipping them on after a bit of confusion._ May 20 23:21:39 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _There is one indeed._ May 20 23:23:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** So, in order to give you a little bit of context. This is the town of Arnett, a small community in the Eastern Zone. There isn't much here, but it's quiet. People here will not give you trouble as long as you don't cause any. When you're ready, I will escort you out of this facility and show you the town center. May 20 23:23:50 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"How big is this place? The Maze, I mean."_ May 20 23:25:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** It is a fairly large world. Large enough that we've had wars, conflicts and incidents on a regular basis since thousands of years. There are over sixty important communities, many of which are under the control of a faction or a group of some sort. Arnett is neutral, and unconcerned with most of the world affairs, a major reason why it's quiet... May 20 23:27:29 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"I'll keep that in mind... Fall asleep in one hell, wake up in another." she snorts, making sure she was ready. "Anything about Arnett I should know about? Shops, public forums?"_ May 20 23:28:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** If you'll follow me out, I'll show you. May 20 23:28:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> >Ready to leave? May 20 23:28:46 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Ready, not so-willing, and able. May 20 23:29:31 <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._ May 20 23:29:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Once you're outside, Gage's pace doesn't relent any. Soon, you find yourself at the center of the town, a large sort of town plaza called the Social Square Center, with four streets branching out in a plus shaped pattern. There, the inhabitants and visitors come and go, going about on their businesses._ May 20 23:29:57 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Gage really doesn't like me that much does he? May 20 23:30:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> There's nothing that indicates he dislikes you - he just seems to be voluntarily keeping himself detached. May 20 23:30:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Welcome to Arnett, and more generally welcome to the Mazes. I hope you will be able to succeed in your mission and that you will stay alive. If I may, can I give you a few pieces of advice before I let you go? May 20 23:30:47 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "You may." May 20 23:31:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** One, every town is more or less patterned the same way - they all have a social square, a center plaza like this one, and common features such as a hospital, a bank, some form of special facility, and whatnot. If you're ever lost, find the plaza of this town and look for the map - it will tell you where you are and where to go. May 20 23:31:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Two, you will probably want to find clues about where to go next for your primary objective. I advise you to ask around in town. May 20 23:31:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** Three, 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. May 20 23:31:47 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _nods in understanding. "Is that all?"_ May 20 23:31:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dr. Gage]** That is all indeed. May 20 23:32:28 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "Understood. Thank you for your help, then." May 20 23:32:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Gage extends a hand to shake, as well as good luck wishes._ May 20 23:34:47 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _pauses for a moment, though does extend her hand back, grabbing onto his wrist though instead of his hand; a bit of culture shock. "While I am... less then thrilled about this, thank you all the same."_ May 20 23:35:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Gage paused at the strange way to shake hands, but he didn't seem to mind. With a simple "Good bye, and stay safe out there", he leaves, turning heels and returning to the facility where he came from._ May 20 23:35:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <**M02: First Town** - Quest complete!> May 20 23:35:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <**M03: Take the Long Way Home** - Quest started.> May 20 23:36:36 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"Should have grabbed one of those sharp knives they had in there." She says as soon as he's out of view._ May 20 23:36:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> M03: Objectives May 20 23:36:56 <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. May 20 23:37:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> 2) Ask around in Arnett and inquire about the closest Angelic town, to learn more about the Contestant Prophecy and the Cardinal Amulets' supposed whereabouts. May 20 23:37:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( And from that point on you have full control and freedom to go where you please. May 20 23:37:22 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Lets head to the Hiring Bureau first. May 20 23:38:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A quick look at the town map says that it's three rooms away from your location._ May 20 23:38:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Confirm you're going to the Bureau?_ May 20 23:38:28 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Confirmed. May 20 23:38:44 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> How long does it take to transition a room? May 20 23:39:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Instantaneous - we pretty much fast travel through towns unless there's a reason to clear room by room. May 20 23:39:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Or if you absolutely wish to. May 20 23:39:23 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> (Just asking) May 20 23:39:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Three rooms later, and you find yourself passing the door announcing the Hiring Bureau. The place looks like a large office, where the walls are plastered with recruitment or advertisement posters. It is an otherwise very simple room - with only one large desk, a computer, a board of announcements and classifieds, and the only worker here, the Hirer, sitting at the desk._ May 20 23:39:58 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Walk over to the person sitting behind the weird box thing. May 20 23:40:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _He notices, lifts his head away from the computer, and greets._ May 20 23:40:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Hi, welcome to the Arnett Hiring Bureau. What can I do for you? May 20 23:41:54 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _gives a small little bow to the man. "Hello. I was told this is where I was to go if I was in need of money. Is that right?"_ May 20 23:43:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** In a sense, yeah. I take it you are new around here; I could sign you up so that you can be eligible for contracts, if you'd like? May 20 23:43:43 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"You have no idea. Yes, that would be nice."_ May 20 23:44:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Great! I will need your full name, as well as your phone number and current residence if you have any. I'll get you checked, and if all goes well I should be able to sign you up. May 20 23:45:58 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "The fuck is a phone?" May 20 23:46:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Glare._ May 20 23:46:50 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"My name is Morrigan Edelman. My place of residence... Wandering, does that sound good?"_ May 20 23:47:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** ...Ooookay. I take it you don't have either, then. That's alright, I suppose, you'll just have to check back in a Bureau regularly to see if there's any offers. Alright... While I wait for the background check to return, do you perhaps want me to quickly explain how the contracting system works? May 20 23:47:32 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "Please do." May 20 23:47:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** The way this works, is that we register people in two broad categories, Employers and Contractors. The former sign up to offer jobs and things to do for any Contractor available, and Contractors sign up to be offered jobs made available by the first category. May 20 23:47:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** We also rank people by veterancy, so that Employers who wish to get more or less experienced people, may only offer that job to the type of Contractor they want. Since you're new, you're starting at the bottom rung, so you might only get small stuff to do at first. May 20 23:48:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** ... And the background check just finished. You're clear for signing up, although it's odd. Option to add you in as an Employer is greyed out. So, yeah, I suppose you're all signed up as a Contractor, now. May 20 23:49:15 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _nods and makes a mental note about that- Either this is a normal thing (Doesn't seem like it), or there's a specific reason she's not allowed to sign up as an employer. "Alright then. Thank you. Are there any jobs as of now?"_ May 20 23:50:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Well... No, not at the moment, but that would be because you've only been in the system since thirty seconds. _<Amused face>_ Can I help you with anything else in the meantime? May 20 23:50:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <M03: Objective 1 is complete.> May 20 23:51:33 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"Good to see bureaucracy never changes. I've been told about some... amulet thing. Uh, Cardinal amulets, I think? Ring any bells?"_ May 20 23:54:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Cardinal Amulets... Now where have I heard that before, hmmm... _<The Hirer looks pensive, and is silent for a long while before finally coming up for an answer>_ This reminds me of that one Angelic prophecy they keep talking about once in a while. May 20 23:55:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** I suppose you could go talk to the shrine maidens in the town of Semitas, if you wanted to know more about that. I can't recall rightly what that's all about. Do you want directions? May 20 23:55:28 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"Please."_ May 20 23:56:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** So, once you're back out in the street, head south, all the way until you leave the Social Square, and reach the Town Gate. You can't miss it, it's the room with the two bored Town Security guys with their badges. Then you go one more room south - you'll find yourself at the town limits, there are directional signs there. May 20 23:57:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** All you'll have to do next is leave into the UA and follow the road to Semitas. Sound good? May 20 23:57:54 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _nods. "South to the gate, then follow the sign, got it. Thank you for your help."_ May 20 23:58:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** You're welcome! Stay safe out there! May 20 23:58:26 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"I will."_ May 20 23:58:33 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Head out, and start heading for the gate. May 20 23:58:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <M03: Objective 2 complete.> May 20 23:58:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <M03: You gained a new objective.> May 20 23:58:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> 3) Ask the shrine maiden at Semitas about information regarding the Cardinal Amulets. May 20 23:59:26 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Alright May 21 00:00:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You travel to the Town Entrance, and to the Gate, six rooms away. Once there, you find two Town Security officers, carrying weapons and badges indicating their occupation. They seem bored, and nothing points out they intend to stop you._ May 21 00:00:36 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Head out the gate, and figure out where that sign is. May 21 00:01:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You are now in the Gap corridor, the last room until the UA. Before you are many doors, as well as signs with directions to the towns you can reach from Arnett. The signs describe the directions the Hirer told you about: **Elkins**, **I-09** and **Semitas**._ May 21 00:02:04 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "Why are there so many doors?" Head for Semitas. May 21 00:02:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Now heading into the UA! Please wait..._ May 21 00:04:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> You have selected Semitas as your destination. Please select a traveling style: **Fast** (Fastest option, moderate danger level and loot) // **Safe** (Slower, less dangerous but less loot) // **Deep** (Slowest option, highest danger level and loot) May 21 00:04:24 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Fast. May 21 00:04:38 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> I ain't no time waster. May 21 00:05:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You will reach your next destination in **8 rooms**. Now generating the next UA rooms..._ May 21 00:07:35 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Former room // Front: Warehouse room, disaffected // Right: Empty shooting lanes, forsaken May 21 00:08:00 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> I guess I should ask what the description means. May 21 00:08:16 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> I know what a warehouse and shooting lane is, but don't know what the description is supposed to tell me. May 21 00:08:35 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> I figure forsaken means nobody is there, but does disaffected just mean it's rundown, or there's people there? poor people. May 21 00:09:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( See #chat , will detail May 21 00:11:28 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Warehouse then. May 21 00:15:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A disaffected warehouse room, with tall, industrial shelves and containers. Most of the room is covered in dust, and all of the metallic furniture seems rusted or damaged in some form. Amazingly enough, **the room was not looted**: seven boxes still seem to **contain items** that may be potentially useful._ May 21 00:16:54 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Look around the warehouse for anything that looks suspicious. May 21 00:17:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The room is clear of hostile creatures. It is just you and the boxes. Nothing seems out of the ordinary, or dangerous._ May 21 00:17:50 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Start cracking the boxes open if possible. May 21 00:18:11 <Hebizuka> _The old loot boxes are easily opened, and you find the following items:_ May 21 00:18:15 <Hebizuka> [Food] Beverage - Can of apple juice. 152 ntri, 97 wtr - Laxative - Weight: 1 May 21 00:18:15 <Hebizuka> [Document] Engineering specifications document #XR329 - Prototype shotgun magazine blueprints (Helical, 25-round capacity) May 21 00:18:15 <Hebizuka> [Money] 196 P$ - weight: 1.96 May 21 00:18:15 <Hebizuka> [Mushroom] (Normal) White, Flour smell - Tricholoma pardinum, Leopard Knight - 5 ntri, Nausea, Laxative (1d8+2 turns for both) - Weight: 0.01 - (Quantity: 4) May 21 00:18:38 <Hebizuka> _The mushrooms were already identified, because there is a paper note on the box that says exactly what they are._ May 21 00:18:41 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Take it all. May 21 00:19:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( You may copy and paste the event lines for each item under "Backpack / Main capacity" if you wish to take all four objects into your backpack. I will assume "backpack /main" unless you wish to carry them elsewhere. May 21 00:20:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( The money does not need to be added on its own line, you can simply add 196 to your money pouch instead. May 21 00:20:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( One more thing, the document weighs 0.01. I'm not sure why the weight is missing, probably a mistake of mine. May 21 00:20:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [ Backpack / Main ] 1.05 / 20 May 21 00:20:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [ Backpack / Money pouch] 196 P$ / 2000 May 21 00:21:23 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> But the money weights 1.96 May 21 00:21:45 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> So wouldn't that be in total 3.01? May 21 00:22:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( If money is in the pouch, weight doesn't matter. It is "free" space, of sorts, specifically for money. Only does money weight if you carry it elsewhere. May 21 00:22:26 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Got it. May 21 00:23:26 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Alright, done. May 21 00:23:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( When done in a room, all you have to do is to signal you're ready to move on to the next doors. May 21 00:23:54 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Ready to move on. May 21 00:24:28 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Storage room, abandoned // Front: Toilets, **overgrown** // Right: Prison room, forsaken May 21 00:24:54 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Storage room. May 21 00:30:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _An abandoned storage room, which is another type of room used for safe storage of items - well, in normal cases, that is. When abandoned to the UA, such rooms are usually prime looting targets. This room was looted, as should be expected. A lone creature is roaming about in this room - it appears to be a humanoid, a male **apprentice magician**. When you enter, you almost bump into his side of the room ; you immediately notice each other, however he appears not to be hostile._ May 21 00:32:18 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"Fucking mages..." Morrigan mutters under her breath, before raising one of her hands. "Not here for a fight."_ May 21 00:33:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Magician]** Oh, that's okay, I'm not looking for one either, ma'am. May 21 00:33:22 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "Good, then we're on the same page." May 21 00:33:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The magician appears to be afraid, with an almost cowardly facial expression._ May 21 00:34:10 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Magician]** Oh good. Gosh. I was afraid you were gonna try to mug me. Those marauders can be really scary! Every time, I tell them I don't carry anything they want, but they don't listen... May 21 00:34:59 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "No, I have better things to do then mug some kid in an abandoned closet." May 21 00:35:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Magician]** A-ah, well then. You stay safe out there, alright? I think I'mma go to Arnett and hole myself up there for a while. May 21 00:35:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _He quickly makes a run for the doors - and unless you wish to stop him, he will leave the room. There is nothing else here._ May 21 00:36:26 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _shrugs and moves on. "I'm hating this place more and more as time goes on. Mages always spell trouble."_ May 21 00:38:15 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Empty shooting lanes, forsaken // Front: Former room // Right: Pathway May 21 00:38:58 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Just a pathway? May 21 00:41:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Yes, certain roomstyles are just empty rooms with no furniture. You might still find creatures or enemies in there, but you know with reasonable certainty that there will be nothing else. May 21 00:42:18 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Go to the shooting lane. At least there's cover there. May 21 00:45:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _An empty set of shooting lanes. There isn't much else - even the separator walls seem to have been degraded to a certain point. You can still tell what purpose this room fulfilled, but it's clear it hasn't seen much practice shooting in a while. (Unless your definition of "practice" is flexible.) A **creature** has made its way there. Amazingly enough, it appears to be a **wild horse.**_ May 21 00:45:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The horse is not hostile, and is on Side 3 - it hasn't noticed you but you doubt it'll try to fight you._ May 21 00:46:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You are on Side 1._ May 21 00:46:23 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Explore the room for a bit, then leave if the horse doesn't suddenly turn hostile. May 21 00:46:53 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "Looks like an archery range, but it's clear that nobody is practicing with bows and arrows... Firearms, perhaps? Too long of a range, though... Hm." May 21 00:47:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The horse lifts its head up, snorts, but continues searching for scraps of grass or other edibles that could have started growing in the corners. It ignores you and your searching. You find out, from cracks, holes and bullet impacts, that this is indeed a firearm range._ May 21 00:49:05 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "Well, what is this... Accurate. Long distance too. Probably common- should keep my eyes up for anyone with one, I'm at a major disadvantage in range... Hopefully at an advantage up close, though." May 21 00:50:18 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Alright., leave. May 21 00:50:29 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Laundry room, abandoned // Front: Former room // Right: Empty bar, abandoned May 21 00:50:47 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Laundry room. May 21 00:51:09 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "I'm only half-way there... I hate being old." May 21 00:58:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _An abandoned laundry room, with rows of washing machines - which to Morrigan, are probably nothing more than big nondescript squares with holes inside of them. The washing machines are powered, and appear to be still technically functional, but do not seem to have seen any use in a long while._ May 21 00:58:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _On the floor is a **magazine** for a firearm._ May 21 00:58:38 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Pick up the magazine. May 21 00:59:24 <Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: Fedorov Avtomat 25-round magazine. Size tier: Medium ; Weight: 1+1.2 (2.2) - [24/25, Surp FMJ] May 21 00:59:36 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> I don't know what that is, but yay! May 21 01:00:07 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Put in the tactical vest, it probably will be best there if I ever get that sort of gun. May 21 01:00:29 <Hebizuka> _An almost completely full magazine, for a firearm you do not have. The ammunition is 6.5x50mm Arisaka, and it appears to be surplus ammunition._ May 21 01:01:04 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"cartridges... might be useful. Might just sell 'em."_ May 21 01:01:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Tactical vest / Main] 2.2 /5 May 21 01:01:43 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Done. May 21 01:01:53 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Check the weird square thingies, then leave. May 21 01:03:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The washing machines have simple button commands, as well as LCD displays, and although the machine itself works and beeps when buttons are pressed, the LCD displays all show the same error message:_ May 21 01:03:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> WARN: NO WATER May 21 01:04:49 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _looks at it, reading what the buttons say; towels, heavy duty, delicate... "Hm... To sanitize something? Would explain why you need water, and why it needs to be shut. There's certainly a lot of them, though. Possibly something industrial... No, they'd just have one big one if that was the case." She sighs and shrugs. "This world is confusing."_ May 21 01:04:56 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Anything inside any of the machines? May 21 01:05:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _All of the washing machines are empty. Presumably looted. Some of them have smashed windows as well, which would render them useless as such._ May 21 01:05:41 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Alright, ready to leave. May 21 01:08:42 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Break room, abandoned // Front: Empty bar, abandoned // Right: Empty workshop, abandoned May 21 01:09:13 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Go right. May 21 01:11:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _An empty workshop. This once was the workplace of an engineer, but besides some furniture - workbenches, boxes, old tooling, anything that wasn't bolted to the floor is gone. Unfortunately, there is nothing of use or of interest, here._ May 21 01:11:24 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Empty club room, abandoned // Front: Pantry; abandoned // Right: Empty shooting lanes, disaffected May 21 01:11:48 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Front May 21 01:11:57 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> One more room after this? May 21 01:12:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( You should be 2 rooms away from the destination in the next room, yeah. May 21 01:13:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A pantry - or in other words, a food storage room. No points for guessing why this is one of the most sought-after types of rooms in the UA. Sadly, this one was looted long ago. Instead, there is a **hostile** creature roaming about: a **giant ant**. The giant ant is on Side 2, while you are on Side 1._ May 21 01:13:58 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Combat mode is ON._ May 21 01:14:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Turn 1 - what is your next move?_ May 21 01:17:59 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Take cover stealthily. May 21 01:19:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Please roll a 2d6 + Agility. (it should be +0 right now) May 21 01:20:39 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Groovy_smoothy: May 21 01:20:40 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6+0 May 21 01:20:40 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 3:3+0 May 21 01:20:44 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Good luck, me. May 21 01:21:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You attempt to take cover stealthily. You did try to move slowly and steadily, but the giant ant has noticed you. Your turn ends, and the giant ant has the ability to act this turn._ May 21 01:22:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Naturally, what it's going to try to do is attack you. The huge insect crawls towards you with the intent to cut you with its mandibles. It aims towards your left arm._ May 21 01:22:09 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Tempest: May 21 01:22:10 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 May 21 01:22:10 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 8 May 21 01:22:17 <Hebizuka> Hit! May 21 01:22:58 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A pair of ant mandibles stab through your left arm, which is unprotected. It's going to sting a little bit._ May 21 01:23:26 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> How much damage? May 21 01:24:14 <Hebizuka> [Damage sustained] Pain +7% (now at 7%) // 5 damage to the left arm (17 /22 HP) // Injuries sustained: Wound blown open in the left arm (+1 wound, -1 Blood, now at 19.0/20) May 21 01:24:38 <Hebizuka> _That hurt less than you imagined, but now you have a problem: Bleeding._ May 21 01:25:19 <Hebizuka> _Ending turn 1..._ May 21 01:25:48 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Slash the ant. May 21 01:25:57 <Hebizuka> _You are bleeding (-0.1 Blood)_ May 21 01:26:41 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Understood. May 21 01:27:24 <Hebizuka> _Turn 2. I'm assuming you're going to attack the ant with the smallsword (Slashing)._ May 21 01:27:31 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Yep. May 21 01:28:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> How many strikes will you attempt? (up to 2) And against which body part? (Giant ants have a head, an upper and lower body, 6 legs, 2 mandibles and 2 antennae. They also have 2 eyes as weak points - harder to hit, but extra damage if you do.) May 21 01:28:54 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Less accuracy per strike, or? May 21 01:29:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Won't lose accuracy if you try to hit multiple times. You just have the option. May 21 01:29:27 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> 2 strikes towards mandibles. May 21 01:29:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _OK. Order this turn: Giant ant, You._ May 21 01:30:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The giant ant attempt to get in another attack. This time it tries smashing you with one of its forelegs - the leg goes towards your left knee._ May 21 01:30:26 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Tempest: May 21 01:30:26 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 May 21 01:30:27 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 7 May 21 01:30:47 <Hebizuka> _Inaccurate hit! (Dealt less damage than expected)_ May 21 01:33:15 <Hebizuka> [Damage sustained] Pain +8% (now 13%) // 2 damage to the left leg (20 /22 HP) // Injuries sustained: None, thankfully. May 21 01:33:51 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Now can I cut the bitch? May 21 01:33:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The giant ant did not manage to hurt you as much as it would have wanted._ May 21 01:34:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _It is now your turn - you may roll for two strikes. ( @roll 2#2d6 )_ May 21 01:34:18 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Groovy_smoothy: May 21 01:34:18 <HashiBot> @roll 2#2d6 May 21 01:34:19 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 9;5 May 21 01:34:54 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> (I will take the 9.) May 21 01:34:59 <Hebizuka> Hit, and miss, respectively. May 21 01:35:36 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Did I hit it good at least? May 21 01:37:47 <Hebizuka> _Your first sword strike hit home and slashed into one of the giant ant's mandibles. Although the giant ant shrieks and writhes in pain, the real damage is in the limb damage dealt - the mandible you struck has been severely damaged, and one more cut like that may well finish chopping it off._ May 21 01:38:03 <Hebizuka> _It becomes apparent to the giant ant that you're not going to be an easy prey._ May 21 01:38:05 <Hebizuka> _Ending Turn 2..._ May 21 01:38:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You're bleeding. (-0.1 Blood)_ May 21 01:39:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Turn 3. What is your next move?_ May 21 01:39:37 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Attack. Mandibles again. May 21 01:40:26 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Slashing. May 21 01:40:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Two strikes again? May 21 01:40:40 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Yep. May 21 01:40:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _OK. Order this turn: Giant ant, You._ May 21 01:41:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The giant ant decides that maybe you need to get more cuts, so it moves closer with its mandibles (yes, even though one of them is damaged) to try and pierce you, this time in the right leg._ May 21 01:41:34 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Tempest: May 21 01:41:34 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 May 21 01:41:34 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 10 May 21 01:41:43 <Hebizuka> _Hit!_ May 21 01:42:08 <Hebizuka> _One mandible goes through your pants, and into your leg._ May 21 01:42:49 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> How much damage? May 21 01:43:25 <Hebizuka> [Damage sustained] Pain +7% (now 18%) // 2 damage to the right leg // Injuries sustained: None! As luck would have it, the cargo pants transformed that cut into more of a grazing blow. You avoid sustaining another wound. May 21 01:43:37 <Hebizuka> Cargo pants: Condition fell to **Good** May 21 01:44:11 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Cut that damnable thing's mandible off. May 21 01:44:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Your turn. You may roll for two strikes._ May 21 01:44:21 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Groovy_smoothy: May 21 01:44:22 <HashiBot> @roll 2#2d6 May 21 01:44:22 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 6;9 May 21 01:44:43 <Hebizuka> Miss, and inaccurate hit (less damage than expected) May 21 01:46:02 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> wait, why was the 9 an inaccurate hit this time? May 21 01:47:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Failure Threshold is 6. Inaccuracy Range is 2 - meaning that all dice score equal to 6 or less are misses, and the 2 dice score above 6 are inaccurates. You were aiming at a mandible, which is a FT+1 malus (it is an extremity, a small target). 9 is within inaccuracy range. I made a mistake earlier, this should have been an inaccurate hit as well. May 21 01:47:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( That said, this doesn't mean _low_ damage. Your sword is screwing it up. May 21 01:48:17 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> (Alright. As long as that fucker loses his mandible I'm happy.) May 21 01:48:44 <Hebizuka> _Less damage, but not little damage! The giant ant's left mandible has been struck again, and it now hangs uselessly from the ant's head. You **disabled** the left mandible, and caused further pain. Not long now until it dies._ May 21 01:49:13 <Hebizuka> _Ending Turn 3..._ May 21 01:49:32 <Hebizuka> _You're bleeding. (-0.1 Blood)_ May 21 01:49:35 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Slash again. Right mandible. May 21 01:49:40 <Hebizuka> _The giant ant doesn't look like it's in a good shape._ May 21 01:50:03 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> **"Come on tough guy, I want to see you bleed."** May 21 01:50:20 <Hebizuka> _Turn 4. What is your next move?_ May 21 01:50:29 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Slash twice. Right Mandible. May 21 01:50:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _OK. Order this turn: Giant ant, you._ May 21 01:51:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Seeing as though using the mandibles felt like a painful mistake, the giant ant seems more afraid than hostile now, and tries attacking you with its leg again, aiming for your chest._ May 21 01:51:20 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Tempest: May 21 01:51:20 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 May 21 01:51:21 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 6 May 21 01:51:26 <Hebizuka> Miss! May 21 01:51:39 <Hebizuka> _The leg bounces against your chest, uselessly. No damage was dealt._ May 21 01:51:46 <Hebizuka> _You may roll for 2 strikes._ May 21 01:51:48 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Groovy_smoothy: May 21 01:51:48 <HashiBot> @roll 2#2d6 May 21 01:51:48 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 7;6 May 21 01:52:23 <Hebizuka> _Two misses! You are only inches away from contact, but neither strike managed to connect._ May 21 01:52:50 <Hebizuka> _Perhaps an easier target such as the body would be easier to hit._ May 21 01:52:56 <Hebizuka> _Ending Turn 4..._ May 21 01:52:57 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> (But one was a 7. You just said the 2 dice rolls above 6 are hits. inaccurate hits, but hits.) May 21 01:53:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (FT+1 for aiming at mandible, remember? May 21 01:53:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> ((Against mandible, it's FT 7, IR 8-9. May 21 01:53:27 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> (Fucking hell.) May 21 01:53:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> ((Hebi's right, try for the body, it's a bigger and juicier body part. :p May 21 01:53:58 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> (Yes, but it won't be in as much pain.) May 21 01:54:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> ((Cutting the mandibles up is almost cruel... Fitting, though. May 21 01:54:28 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> (Out of curiousity, how much would a leg be FT wise?) May 21 01:54:47 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (Legs are part of the LIMB group, there is no accuracy penalty there.) May 21 01:54:51 <Hebizuka> _Red trickles down from your arm. (-0.1 Blood)_ May 21 01:54:58 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> (Whelp then I know what I'm doing!) May 21 01:55:14 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> (It stabs me with a mandible, I remove a mandible. It hits me with its leg, I remove a leg.) May 21 01:55:18 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> (Simple process.) May 21 01:55:37 <Hebizuka> _Stress level has increased. Your Stress level is now Moderate (current: 5.3%)_ May 21 01:56:05 <Hebizuka> _You're starting to feel the effects of combat. Moderate Stress incurs the following Secondary Effects:_ May 21 01:56:12 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Was that for acting a bit psychotic? May 21 01:56:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Nope, Stress increases over time in combat and as you take damage. May 21 01:56:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Now, keep your eyes peeled, you might want to write these down May 21 01:56:52 <Hebizuka> Stress Tolerance - All incoming Stress effects are now halved. May 21 01:56:55 <Hebizuka> Agility +1 May 21 01:57:04 <Hebizuka> Initiative Speed tier -1 (your attacks will be faster) May 21 01:57:28 <Hebizuka> Accelerated fatigue (extra +0.1% Fatigue per turn) May 21 01:58:05 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Got it. May 21 01:59:35 <Hebizuka> _Turn 5. What is your next move?_ May 21 01:59:52 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Slash twice towards the legs. May 21 02:00:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Aiming at one leg at random? May 21 02:00:20 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Will I take an accuracy penalty? May 21 02:00:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> No. May 21 02:00:30 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Then yes. May 21 02:00:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _OK. Order this turn: You, Giant ant._ May 21 02:01:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The stress gets you quicker. You may roll for two strikes._ May 21 02:01:07 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Groovy_smoothy: May 21 02:01:07 <HashiBot> @roll 2#2d6+1 May 21 02:01:07 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 10:9+1;8:7+1 May 21 02:01:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Agility isn't for attacks. :p May 21 02:01:27 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> I still got a 9 and an 8 May 21 02:01:32 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Though I'll make that mental note for the future May 21 02:01:38 <Hebizuka> Interpreting this as 9 and 8, which means... May 21 02:02:01 <Hebizuka> Hit and inaccurate hit May 21 02:02:03 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Hit, inaccurate hit. Unless there's something with limbs. May 21 02:02:32 <Hebizuka> Yes yes indeed. That said it's still two hits. Let's see how well... May 21 02:03:19 <Hebizuka> @roll 1d6 May 21 02:03:20 <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 2 May 21 02:04:35 <Hebizuka> _You send your sword towards the giant ant's front right leg, and you manage to strike it twice, which causes sufficient amounts of pain to the giant ant to shriek with a horrible, high-pitched noise. You **disabled** that leg and caused the creature to lose consciousness._ May 21 02:04:55 <Hebizuka> _Combat ends! (5 turns)_ May 21 02:05:12 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Start carving it up. May 21 02:05:14 <Hebizuka> _The creature is curling up, but appears to still be alive. You can **execute** it to make sure it doesn't wake up, or you can leave._ May 21 02:05:23 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Carve it up. May 21 02:05:29 <Hebizuka> _If you wish to execute it, describe the attack as you would in combat._ May 21 02:05:33 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> PETA can go fuck itself, the thing tried to kill me. May 21 02:05:56 <Hebizuka> Oh, and, you bled a little more again. (-0.1 Blood, now at 18.5 /20) May 21 02:06:23 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _draws the sword, taking in deep breaths, and brings the sword down, trying to remove the head as cleanly as possible._ May 21 02:06:32 <Hebizuka> _One strike?_ May 21 02:06:44 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> One strike if possible. May 21 02:07:55 <Hebizuka> _In an execution, all attacks are always successful. Your sword hits the creature one last time, in the head, this time. You manage to cut a huge gash that would have disabled anything important going from the brain to the rest of the body._ May 21 02:08:12 <Hebizuka> <You have killed a giant ant! (Smallsword)> May 21 02:08:20 <Hebizuka> +1 Skill Point in Sharp weapons. May 21 02:08:26 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Start to butcher it, if possible. May 21 02:09:04 <Hebizuka> _Unfortunately, you don't have that skill yet._ May 21 02:09:16 <Hebizuka> _This requires Hunting skill, which is not enabled yet._ May 21 02:09:39 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Aw. Can't practice my slicing and dicing? May 21 02:10:03 <Hebizuka> _Not yet. You don't rightly -know- how to._ May 21 02:10:12 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> ...Can I at least cut off it's head? For catharsis? May 21 02:10:24 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Joking, joking. May 21 02:10:27 <Hebizuka> _...Yes, you can hit the dead ant again if you so please._ May 21 02:10:29 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Get moving then. May 21 02:11:39 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Laboratory room, abandoned // Front: Laundry room, **deserted** // Right: Former room May 21 02:11:59 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Lets go to the weird machine room again. May 21 02:12:47 <Hebizuka> _You leave a tiny trail of red droplets as you leave the room. (-0.1 Blood)_ May 21 02:15:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Another laundry room. This one doesn't have the same feeling of being old and abandoned like most other UA rooms - this one looks like it was still functional not too long ago. The machines are powered, and they haven't been looted yet..._ May 21 02:15:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _... **5** washing machines appear to have **clothes** inside of them. There is another piece of **clothing** on the floor as well. You also spot a creature - and not just any creature. It seems to be a **shrine maiden**!_ May 21 02:19:06 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _groans and enters the room, smallsword still drawn. "Are you hostile?" Morrigan asks the woman standing there, raising the sword- not overly threateningly, but to make it clear it's there. "I'm really not in the mood if you are."_ May 21 02:19:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** What? No, not at all, why would I ever be? ... May 21 02:19:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _She notices your wound on the right arm, and the fact you're still actively bleeding._ May 21 02:19:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** ...Oh. Sounds like you've had a bad encounter. Are you hurt? Do you need help? May 21 02:20:19 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"A gauze would be rather nice. Also, who are you?"_ May 21 02:20:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The shrine maiden eyes into one of the washing machines, and pulls out a piece of clothing..._ May 21 02:20:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Clothing] Top - Military T-shirt, desert camo (Upper body, Shoulders) - AC: C2 - Blunt-resistant, Sharp-resistant - RagOK - Weight: 3 - (Condition: Damaged) May 21 02:20:57 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "Oh, they're for clothing! Mystery solved." May 21 02:21:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _...which she starts tearing into rags. She manages to make two rags with the t-shirt._ May 21 02:21:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** Here, would you care to give me your arm? May 21 02:22:41 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _frowns a bit, though does raise the arm after a few moments of hesitation. "Thankfully I'm not sinister..."_ May 21 02:23:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A first turn passes, during which the shrine maiden attempts applying the first rag to your arm, but she curses - it isn't sufficient to stop the bleeding. (-0.1 Blood)_ May 21 02:23:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _So, in a second turn, she uses up the other one, to reinforce the first, and this time it appears to work._ May 21 02:24:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** There. If you don't touch it, you should be able to stop leaving a trail of red everywhere you go. May 21 02:24:47 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "I mean, that can't be helped." May 21 02:25:10 <Hebizuka> [Healing] Your right arm wound has been healed. You will now start regenerating any lost blood every turn (at the cost of nutrition), as long as you don't sustain more wounds. May 21 02:25:23 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "You never did answer my original though. Who are you?" May 21 02:25:48 <Hebizuka> (( original question* May 21 02:26:00 <Hebizuka> (( making a note since I don't see edited text here May 21 02:26:07 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> (Understood) May 21 02:26:34 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> (I will try my hardest to not misspell or forget words. Keyboard is wonky is all.) May 21 02:26:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** Yes, yes. I'm sorry, I figured you wanted me to fix your leaking problem before we exchanged niceties. I'm Marilyn. I'm a shrine maiden from Semitas, and I work for Heaven Limited. What's your name, traveler? May 21 02:27:16 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"Morrigan. Morrigan Edelman. And you said Semitas? Good, I had a question about something."_ May 21 02:28:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The shrine maiden looks into the other washing machines, she seems to be searching for something in particular, but none of the other clothes seem to interest her._ May 21 02:28:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** Pleasure to meet you, Morrigan. What did you need to know? May 21 02:28:53 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"Alright, maybe you'll be able to shed some light on something- What are the... Cardinal bracelets. No, wait, Cardinal Amulets."_ May 21 02:29:09 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "It had something to do with jewelry." May 21 02:31:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Her face lights up, with a bright smile replacing an initially wary expression. She seems very pleased to hear the question._ May 21 02:31:27 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"This is a discussion point for you isn't it."_ May 21 02:32:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** Aaah! What a good question this is, isn't it? I'm always glad to explain about the old Prophecy. It might be seven hundred years old, but I never get tired of it. Come with me, we'll be better off talking at the shrine in town. I'll explain there, if you'd like. May 21 02:34:08 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"Definitely a discussion point. Well, then, please, do lead the way... Marilyn. I'm curious what a town run by angels would look like... Hopefully it's good."_ May 21 02:34:17 <Hebizuka> _Next room is an access to Semitas. Do you wish to follow Shrine Maiden Marilyn?_ May 21 02:35:15 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> yes May 21 02:37:02 <Hebizuka> _You are now in the town of Semitas. The sign above the door which leads to the Town Gate says so clearly, as well as indicating that the town is Angelic protected and run._ May 21 02:37:43 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "Encouraging." May 21 02:38:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _As Marilyn has offered you to follow her straight to the Shrine, you may choose to accept - in which case you will fast travel straight to the shrine. If you'd rather go alone, you can split off and visit at your pace instead. She'll simply head to the shrine on her own where you can find her._ May 21 02:38:20 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Head straight to the shrine for now. May 21 02:38:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Fast traveling..._ May 21 02:41:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _17 rooms of walking pass. You passed through the Town Gate, which you noticed was guarded by angelic creatures with swords and white feathery wings folded behind their backs. Then, you saw the Social Square. Being an angelic town, there is a lot of imagery and decoration themed or patterned after clouds, wings, sunrays. Lots of blue, cyan and white._ May 21 02:41:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _After briefly going through a tiny shop area where three businesses (a style shop, a delicatessen, and a weapon shop) were operating, Marilyn leads you through the entrance of the Semitas Shrine, which is where you ar enow._ May 21 02:41:48 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> *By she who watches, if this is what the afterlife is like, it STILL sucks* May 21 02:42:43 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"When they said this place was run by the angels, I thought it was more... symbolic."_ May 21 02:42:54 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "You know, figurative." May 21 02:44:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** Welcome to my home, my workplace, and my everything, really. And, oh, not at all! Angels are very real. Angelic creatures protect and guard this place, in return, we maintain this shrine and try to spread the word about the Prophecy, as well as teach the values of Angelic virtues, and convince as many people as possible to regularly donate to our cause. May 21 02:45:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Shrine maiden]** In part because it helps Heaven keep its influence and keep the pressure against our... adversaries. And in part because the donations are what keeps us fed. May 21 02:45:19 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"Eating is good."_ May 21 02:46:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The room you are in is the shrine altar room. There appears to be no other shrine maidens here today except for Marilyn. You see a large rock altar taking up the center of the room, with what you presume is divine imagery carved into its sides. There is also a donation box, peculiar vending machines off on one side, and various advertisement posters talking about Heaven Ltd._ May 21 02:47:16 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> *What does LTD even mean? This place is weird* May 21 02:47:47 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** Ltd stands for Limited. Heaven Ltd is... well, think of it as an organization, except instead of running a business in money, they run a business in faith. If that makes sense. May 21 02:48:49 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "Alright then, I guess. So, anyway, the Cardinal amulet?" May 21 02:49:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** So, you really don't know anything about us, about the Amulets, or the Gods in general? Okay. If you care to sit down, I'll tell you the story. May 21 02:50:11 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"I just got here today, so no. I have absolutely no clue about them."_ May 21 02:52:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** As you know, we are representatives of the Angelic faith. At the very top of Heaven Ltd are the four Cardinal Gods; the Black Tortoise, the Azure Dragon, the White Tiger and the Scarlet Bird. As it turns out, about 704 years ago, the Cardinal Gods met and manifested themselves to the world. What happened is recounted in the Prophecy, which I will now recite for you. May 21 02:52:35 <Hebizuka> _Marilyn clears her throat._ May 21 02:52:45 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _makes sure to (Try) and pay attention._ May 21 02:52:51 <Hebizuka> Today, shall be the start of a new era for the world. The world is growing, and with it, the evils, the demons, and the dark corruption. May 21 02:52:51 <Hebizuka> Darkness looms over the stability of the world... May 21 02:52:51 <Hebizuka> The Cardinal Gods, our protectors and bearers of the world's balance, have united their infinite forces and wisdom to devise a strategy to save the world from its impending doom. May 21 02:53:14 <Hebizuka> The Gods began by creating four magical artifacts, imbued with their divine power. May 21 02:53:14 <Hebizuka> From a piece of his night-black shell, The Black Tortoise forged the Amulet of the North. Its bearer shall be as resilient and as healthy as its creator. May 21 02:53:14 <Hebizuka> From one of his infinite azure scales, The Azure Dragon forged the Amulet of the East. Its bearer shall be as courageous and as mighty as its creator. May 21 02:53:14 <Hebizuka> From one of his sharpest claws, The White Tiger forged the Amulet of the West. Its bearer shall be as virtuous and unwavering as its creator. May 21 02:53:14 <Hebizuka> From one of his fiery feathers, The Vermilion Bird forged the Amulet of the South. Its bearer shall be as graceful and passionate as its creator. May 21 02:53:37 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "You emphasize the word creator a lot." May 21 02:53:53 <Hebizuka> The Gods have named the artifacts, the Cardinal Amulets. May 21 02:54:00 <Hebizuka> When reunited, the Amulets may bring its bearer so much power, it may touch with a divine hand, reach the divine heights and summon the Gods' protection and help at it wishes and desires. May 21 02:54:14 <Hebizuka> The Gods, in their infinite wisdom, made the artifacts untouchable to the common folks, the covetous, the unfaithful, the greedy, and the demons. Only one being, brought to this world from another world, may touch and bear the Amulets; for such artifacts must be earned. May 21 02:54:28 <Hebizuka> This being, known to the common folk as the Contestant, is the divine Chosen One, the only being that may touch and bear the Amulets. May 21 02:54:28 <Hebizuka> It is the Chosen One's destiny. May 21 02:54:59 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _nods slowly. "One more question: Who is the administrator?"_ May 21 02:55:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** I'll get to that in a moment. Form obliges me to finish. May 21 02:55:25 <Hebizuka> To triumph against all forces that oppose it, May 21 02:55:25 <Hebizuka> To reunite the four Amulets and summon the divine power within, May 21 02:55:25 <Hebizuka> To reach the Heavens' highest point and see the darkness which menace the world's stability, May 21 02:55:25 <Hebizuka> To restore order and peace and establish a new era, bringing ultimate harmony to the world once again. May 21 02:55:34 <Hebizuka> When the Chosen One comes among us in this world, the world shall accept it as one of their own, and treat it no differently as one of their own, for the One is to brave all opposition, overcome all challenges and defeat all enemies, small or large. The One is free of the burden of duty, obligation, or faction, free to make its own decisions, free to make friends and enemies with whomever it wants - the One is blessed with the divine gift of freedom, May 21 02:55:34 <Hebizuka> for only a free being, conscious of its own choices and responsibilities, is virtuous enough to touch divine power. The Gods may not intervene, and may only offer their protection via the Amulets it is destined to find and bear. May 21 02:55:34 <Hebizuka> May the One prevail and establish once again divine order. May 21 02:55:34 <Hebizuka> Or may the One perish in its attempt, leaving the world prey to the tainted desires of the corrupt. May 21 02:55:42 <Hebizuka> Infinite is the wisdom of the Cardinal Gods. May 21 02:55:42 <Hebizuka> Absolute is the destiny of the Chosen One. May 21 02:56:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** There! Gosh, I hadn't told it in full in ages. The last time I did it, it was to teach a class full of students. May 21 02:57:09 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _nods a bit. "So... The administrator?"_ May 21 02:58:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** I don't know much about her. I only know that her name is Hebizuka and that she seems to be running the infrastructure of the Mazes. She's important - not as much as the Gods, mind you! - but I would guess that the person that effectively gives orders to every scientist, engineer, miner, and so on, would be important. May 21 02:58:53 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _makes mental notes to herself. "And chooses the contestant."_ May 21 02:59:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** Her name sounds youkai... But I don't think she is one. And I've never heard of her meddling in politics either. What makes you say she chose the Contestant? The Gods did. May 21 02:59:55 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _sighs and stands up a bit. "Thanks. I guess I should ask then. If, per say, I was going to try and seek these Cardinal amulets, where would be a good place to begin the search?"_ May 21 03:00:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** Hang on. May I ask you something? Why are you looking for the Amulets? May 21 03:01:12 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"Because the gods have a sick sense of humor."_ May 21 03:01:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Puzzled expression, which turns to worry._ May 21 03:02:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** Look, you wouldn't be the first person to believe that they are the Chosen One. Several people have attempted to search for these Amulets in the past. And as it stands, I know that three of them have been found, and are in the hands of very important and very powerful people - people you really shouldn't mess with. May 21 03:03:06 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "Hm. And who would these people be, exactly?" May 21 03:04:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** Colonel Thomas Wight is in possession of the Amulet of Byakko, the White Tiger. He is the leader of the military, with a few thousand men at his disposal. Then there's the leader of the Youkai Activists from the northeast, a satori who calls himself "Black Eye". He is in possession of the Amulet of Suzaku, the Scarlet Bird. May 21 03:05:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** Then there is the Amulet of Genbu, the Black Tortoise, which is said to be in the hands of a secret group of thieves from somewhere in the North. Rumor has it that they are moral thieves who steal only from other criminals, but I have no idea why - or how - they are in possession of the Amulet, if they do at all. May 21 03:05:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** And that leaves the Amulet of Seiryuu, the Azure Dragon, which was never found. May 21 03:06:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** The military and the youkai activists are only fighting the latest chapter in thousands of years of racial conflict between humans and youkai. War is said to break out at any moment, and we could really use without another conflict, it is already difficult with Hell trying to expand their influence... May 21 03:07:46 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"So I have to deal with this military and a rag-tag bunch of misfits and reprobates fighting for equality, along with demons and angels."_ May 21 03:09:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** _<sigh>_ You'd be going up against giants. But if you really wish to get pointers, I can't stop you, I can only hope the Gods guide your path to safety. High-ranked Angelics believe the last Amulet is somewhere here in the Eastern Zone. And I agree with their conclusions. I can sense that something radiating divine energy is _somewhere_... I wish I could tell you where exactly. May 21 03:10:01 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "Wouldn't be the first time. Hopefully will be the last time." May 21 03:10:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** You should try going to Joliet Sector, a police town. I've heard that there's a lot of rumors and chatter about people trying to find the Amulet there. Mostly just rumors and hearsay, but it is better than nothing. May 21 03:11:26 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"Off to another scavenger hunt, then... Do you have any other advice?"_ May 21 03:11:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** Yes! Whatever you do, avoid Rog and Novysera. Those towns are wretched pits of debauchery and vice. They are Demonic-controlled towns. You do not want to deal with THEM. May 21 03:12:08 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> 'Would they have information on the amulets?" May 21 03:13:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** No, but they would have an interest in getting the Contestant on their side. And... I don't know what makes me say that, but just in case it really is you, it would be a terrible, terrible thing if Hell Inc could lay their claws on you. And even then, I can't stand the thought of anyone falling to Demonic faith. May 21 03:13:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _She seems VERY worried and shocked at the thought. You can read that her concern is genuine._ May 21 03:14:21 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _the concern of zealots doesn't really matter to Morrigan, though she can't really bring herself to dislike Marilyn herself. "I'll keep it in mind, but I am sorry to say that I can't promise anything but that."_ May 21 03:15:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** Hey, before you go... I would have offered you a meal, but I need to attend to shrine duties - this place is a mess and needs a sweeping. So... Please accept this. May 21 03:15:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _She reaches into the donation box, and pulls out a small amount of money._ May 21 03:15:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Money] 200 P$ - weight: 2 May 21 03:15:31 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _ "Keep it. Thank you for your help."_ May 21 03:16:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** Are you certain you don't want it?... Gods, thank you. Maybe you are a blessed soul after all. May 21 03:16:40 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "Yes, keep it. You need to eat, after all." May 21 03:16:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Marilyn]** May the Gods bless you! And stay safe! May 21 03:17:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <M03: Objective 3 completed.> May 21 03:17:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <Quest complete! **M03 - Take the long way home**> May 21 03:17:20 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "I'll make the attempt." May 21 03:17:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <New quest started: **M04 - The Power to Begin Again**> May 21 03:17:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <M04 objective activated:> May 21 03:17:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> 1) Go to Joliet Sector, and ask the locals for information regarding the Amulet of Seiryuu. May 21 03:18:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <You may also want to check the **Hiring Bureau** out.> May 21 03:18:19 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> I guess i should ask, how to I deal limb damage? May 21 03:19:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Limb damage can be healed by using First Aid Kits, Field Surgery Kits, certain other items, or by visiting a hospital in a town and paying for the medical services. May 21 03:20:04 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Lets visit the hiring bureau first, then see how much medical services are. May 21 03:20:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Fast traveling to the Hiring Bureau will take 12 turns. Do so?_ May 21 03:20:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Also, remember to check out the Social Square Center to see the town map and the list of shops and facilities._ May 21 03:20:55 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Do it. May 21 03:21:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Marilyn bids you goodbye, and you turn your heels, leaving the Shrine and beelining to the Hiring Bureau. The process takes 12 turns._ May 21 03:22:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You enter the Semitas Hiring Bureau. No different from that of Arnett - or most other towns. The Hirer is a human female._ May 21 03:23:15 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _walks up to the desk, waiting for the hirer to notice her- if she doesn't, she taps on the desk._ May 21 03:25:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Hmm? Yes, hello, good morning. What seems to be the matter? May 21 03:25:47 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "I'd like to check if there are any jobs available? Morrigan Edelman... My name is Morrigan Edelman." May 21 03:26:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Lessee... May 21 03:27:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Yeah, I got three jobs available for you. May 21 03:27:33 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "Listen them?" May 21 03:28:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** So you're a new sign up. You've just been signed up and approved for Tier 1, which is the bottom rung, the lowest possible level. These jobs should be easy - low-paying (if at all), but easy. Don't screw it up, and you'll move up to Tier 2 with a prospect for better jobs. May 21 03:28:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Now, about those three jobs. May 21 03:29:15 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "I don't plan to." May 21 03:30:37 <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. May 21 03:31:24 <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. May 21 03:32:55 <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. May 21 03:33:19 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Guess I'm heading back to Arnett again." May 21 03:33:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Seems so. Which job are you taking? May 21 03:33:46 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Any timelimit on when these jobs have to be completed by? May 21 03:34:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** No, not really. These contracts are available until the employers decide to unlist them or until you take them. Feel free to take your time, we like contractors who get shit done more than those who rush in and make a mess. May 21 03:34:55 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "I'll accept all of them, then." May 21 03:35:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** All three? Damn, you're lookin' to get yourself some stripes. OK, I will call the employers and tell them that you've accepted and that they should expect you soon. May 21 03:35:59 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "If i'm going to be forced to be here and fight for my life, getting paid is at least a nice incentive." May 21 03:36:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <Sidequest S1-1 activated: **Back to basics**> May 21 03:36:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <S1-1 objective 1 activated> May 21 03:36:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> 1) Go to Arnett's shooting range and participate in the shooting competition. May 21 03:36:39 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <Sidequest S1-2 activated: **What's left of a small town?**> May 21 03:37:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <S1-2 objective 1 activated> May 21 03:37:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> 1) Go to Elkins, and figure out their town defense problem. May 21 03:37:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <Sidequest S1-3 activated: **Come a Huntin' Man**> May 21 03:37:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <S1-3 objective 1 activated> May 21 03:37:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> 1) Go to Arnett's Diner, and meet with the chef. May 21 03:38:03 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Understood. May 21 03:38:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Alrighty then. Anything else I can do for you, Supergirl? May 21 03:39:26 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"Know where the nearest hospital is? supplies are nice."_ May 21 03:40:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Sure. Head out, go north to the social square center, then go all the way to the end of the North street. The Hospital is there. May 21 03:40:16 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "Got it, thanks." May 21 03:40:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _>Fast travel to the Semitas Hospital?_ May 21 03:40:44 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Go to the social square first to grab a map. May 21 03:45:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _OK. You will travel 3 rooms, is this okay?_ May 21 03:45:32 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Yep May 21 03:47:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You walk out of the hiring bureau, with three new contracts activated. Finally a chance to make bank, right?_ May 21 03:48:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _3 rooms later, you are in the social square center of Semitas. You see the big town map which lists all of the facilities in town, as well as your location._ May 21 03:48:58 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> make a mental note of the map- anywhere to get armor or weaponry? May 21 03:49:56 <Hebizuka> Semitas - Social square facilities: Bank, Hiring bureau, Bar, Restaurant [Trattoria], Takeout stand. May 21 03:50:05 <Hebizuka> Semitas - Shop hub: Style shop, Delicatessen, Weapon shop May 21 03:50:12 <Hebizuka> Special facility: Angelic Shrine May 21 03:50:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Where would you like to go?_ May 21 03:50:32 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Weapon shop. May 21 03:50:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _This is 9 rooms away. Is this okay?_ May 21 03:50:59 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Yes. May 21 03:54:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A little bit of walkin', and you walk into the weapon shop. You see a counter, several posters, and display versions of several kinds of weapons, ranging from knives and swords to various kinds of firearms, hanging from the walls. Big written signs indicate "FOR DISPLAY ONLY - NON-FUNCTIONAL", presumably to discourage thieving._ May 21 03:54:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The shop is manned by a male human armed with a battle rifle - which is probably also a great deterrent to thieving._ May 21 03:54:42 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"Firearms definitely have gotten more advanced..." she mutters under her breath._ May 21 03:55:14 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Check out whatever swords they have. May 21 03:55:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dealer]** May I help you, ma'am? May 21 03:56:24 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"I'm looking for a sword. Bastard preferably, but I'll take what I can find."_ May 21 03:56:41 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dealer]** A sword? Huh. Let me see if I got something like that in the inventory. May 21 03:56:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Generating shop inventory. May 21 04:02:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( This might take a little bit so if you want to go grab a bite... May 21 04:03:51 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Understood. May 21 04:22:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dealer]** I do have a kind of sword for sale... I'm not sure if that's what you want though. May 21 04:22:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> <The weapon shop owner shows you ONE of its products for sale.> May 21 04:22:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Class 5 Long - Scimitar - 390 P$ May 21 04:23:43 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _looks at it, trying to see if there's any clear indications to shoddy creation. "If you would, please hold that for me? I'm strapped for cash now, but will have it soon enough.... Hopefully."_ May 21 04:24:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The Scimitar is brand new. It looks like it is of recent manufacture, and there are signs that indicate it is mass-produced, like about everything else._ May 21 04:25:42 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _frowns. Mass production usually meant worse quality then something hand-made... Also cheaper, though. And you can win wars if you have more arms that way; Morrigan knew that fact well._ May 21 04:26:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dealer]** Perhaps I can interest you in taking a look at the rest of my current inventory? May 21 04:26:20 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "Eh... While I'm here, fine." May 21 04:26:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _> New weapons or used weapons?_ May 21 04:27:12 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Yes. May 21 04:27:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Used weapons are not at 100% condition but are cheaper. (or, for Class 4 weapons, only one of each is available)._ May 21 04:27:28 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Used weapons. May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> <Semitas weapon shop - Used weapons> May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> Class 2: May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> (Condition: 21%) Shotgun - Mossberg 500 Cruiser - 210 P$ May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> Class 4: May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> Planted explosive - PMN-2 mine - 1200 P$ - 1 for sale May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> Planted explosive - M18A1 Claymore mine - 800 P$ - 1 for sale May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> Hand grenade - Type 86P HE minigrenade - 150 P$ - 1 for sale May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> Class 5 Short: May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> (Condition: 70%) Class 5 Short - Mark I trench knife - 228 P$ May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> (Condition: 86%) Class 5 Short - Fukiya (blowgun) - 129 P$ May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> (Condition: 95%) Class 5 Short - Gohei - 81 P$ May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> (Condition: 58%) Class 5 Short - Meat fork - 12 P$ May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> (Condition: 5%) Class 5 Short - Metal shard - 2 P$ May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> Handgear: May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> (Condition: 48%) Handgear - Breacher gloves - 60 P$ May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> (Condition: 25%) Handgear - Tactical fingerless gloves - 20 P$ May 21 04:28:59 <Hebizuka> (Condition: 95%) Handgear - Fist wraps - 14 P$ May 21 04:29:38 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Hm. New gear? May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> <Semitas weapon shop - New weapons> May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Class 1: May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Machine gun - FN Mark 46 mod 1, 5.56x45mm NATO - 2400 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Precision rifle - BMS Milcam HB, 5.56x45mm NATO - 1000 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Conventional rifle - Savage Axis, 5.56x45mm NATO - 600 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Class 2: May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Combat rifle - IZHMASH Kalashnikov AKMSU, 7.62x39mm - 1275 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Class 3: May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Submachine gun - Danuvia VD-01, 9x19mm Parabellum - 975 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Revolver - Ruger Blackhawk, .30 Carbine - 600 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Revolver - Ruger Redhawk, .45 Colt - 600 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Pistol - SIG P227, .45 ACP - 300 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Pistol - Steyr M357A1, .357 SIG - 375 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Class 4: May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Planted explosive - Large C4 charge - 2500 P$ - 6 for sale May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Hand grenade - LU-216 frag minigrenade - 200 P$ - 6 for sale May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Hand grenade - M18 smoke grenade - 300 P$ - 4 for sale May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Hand grenade - M7A3 tear gas grenade - 300 P$ - 4 for sale May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Class 5 Long: May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Class 5 Long - Scimitar - 390 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Class 5 Long - Shovel - 80 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Class 5 Short: May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Class 5 Short - Flanged mace - 565 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Class 5 Short - Ballistic knife - 100 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Class 5 Short - Fukiya (blowgun) - 150 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Class 5 Short - Screwdriver - 30 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Handgear: May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Handgear - Medieval gauntlets - 500 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Handgear - Sap gloves - 300 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Handgear - FR gloves - 125 P$ May 21 04:29:51 <Hebizuka> Handgear - Fist wraps - 15 P$ May 21 04:30:18 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "She who watches, firearms are really advanced here..." May 21 04:31:07 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Fuck it, buy a screwdriver, it might actually come in handy for something other then stabbing someone in the eye.\ May 21 04:32:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Hint: It really isn't useful for anything except stabbing people. May 21 04:32:54 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Well, it's also pretty subtle. May 21 04:32:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Point. May 21 04:33:03 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> If I'm disarming someone, I'm not looking for a screwdriver. May 21 04:33:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dealer]** The screwdriver? Sure thing. That will be 30 P$. May 21 04:33:21 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _takes out the cash, putting it down on the desk, and putting her hand out for it._ May 21 04:33:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [ Money pouch ] 166 P$ / 2000 May 21 04:33:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Weapon] Class 5 Short - R1/Common - Screwdriver - Stab (Piercing) - Steel - Weight: 1 May 21 04:34:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A brand new flat screwdriver, with a rubber handle. Made out of stainless steel._ May 21 04:36:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dealer]** There you go, brand new hardware. Did you need anything else? We also sell ammunition, magazines, and accessories for firearms. May 21 04:37:04 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "I don't own any firearms, so I'm good, thanks." May 21 04:37:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dealer]** Is that so? Are you like them Angelics who fight with swords only? May 21 04:38:02 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "I have no idea how to use them, but I was good with a sword in my youth. I was really good." *Stares into the distance* May 21 04:38:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Dealer]** Right, right. Well, please come again soon if you ever need weapons, of the bang kind or not. May 21 04:38:56 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "I'll keep that in mind. Thank you very much." May 21 04:39:56 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Now head to the hospital to pick up supplies/heal if possible. May 21 04:41:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You will travel for 15 rooms. Ready?_ May 21 04:41:23 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Yep May 21 04:43:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Walking in the quiet Angelic town, you see that it is still the morning._ May 21 04:44:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You reach the town hospital. You find yourself in the hospital lobby. You spot a nurse working at the computer, doing lobby duty. There are a few of those grey-framed, blue plastic chairs as well._ May 21 04:45:14 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _looks around the lobby for a bit, before walking up to the nurse. "Hello?"_ May 21 04:45:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Nurse]** Oh, hi! How can I help you? May 21 04:46:12 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "I'd like to see about getting my arm fixed? It's kinda... bleeding." May 21 04:46:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Nurse]** Can I check that out quickly? May 21 04:46:55 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "Alright." May 21 04:47:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The lobby nurse leaves her desk, and checks you up quickly. She unties the camouflaged t-shirt rag that served as a bandage. Although that spot of your body is red, the open wound that was there has closed up. You are not bleeding anymore._ May 21 04:48:25 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"Well, crisis averted it seems."_ May 21 04:48:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Nurse]** I think you're fine. It's not bleeding any more. Your arm looks like it could use a little repairs, though. Have you felt like you were losing strength? Any trembling? May 21 04:49:10 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> "I'm nearly 70 years old." May 21 04:50:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Nurse]** Wow!! Is that so? I honestly couldn't tell, madam. You look very fit and healthy, besides that nasty damage to your arm. I wouldn't have given you more than 45 or 50 years old, if you allow me. May 21 04:51:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The nurse seems very surprised, in an admiring sense._ May 21 04:53:23 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _doesn't respond to the admiring tone of the nurse, only saying "Growing old isn't pleasant. Your reflexes slow down, time seems to speed up, and all of a sudden, you're called out of a nice peaceful existence because you're the only person seemingly capable of doing the job at hand."_ May 21 04:54:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Nurse]** _<Pretends to understand what you meant>_ Well, I wish I could grow old the way you did! You're certainly doing fairly well. Now, did you need something else? May 21 04:54:55 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _of course the nurse doesn't understand, she didn't expect her to understand. "Medical supplies. Have anything I can use on the go?"_ May 21 04:57:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Nurse]** Oh, the meds shop is just one room north. Speak to our guy running it, he should tell you what he has for sale. May 21 04:57:31 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _nods. "And could you patch me up? Before we got into a discussion on old age?"_ May 21 04:58:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Nurse]** I'm not supposed to, I can do small check-ups, but the doctor two rooms north does proper diagnostics. May 21 04:59:05 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _nods. "Alright then. I guess I know where I'm going. Thanks for the help."_ May 21 04:59:38 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _She nodnods, and returns behind her desk._ May 21 05:00:16 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Head to the doctor first. Better heal the wounds I have rather then the wounds I can prevent first. May 21 05:01:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Two rooms later, and you find yourself in an ultramodern, if not postmodern doctor's room. There, you see a desk, a chair, the medic behind that desk, a computer, and behind him, a huge machine, dubbed the "Healing Machine", which seems to be used for diagnostics and operating._ May 21 05:01:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _It could have come out of a comic book._ May 21 05:02:01 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> *The fuck's a comic book?* May 21 05:03:11 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _just stares at the machine and the computer for a bit, before shaking her head and sighing, too tired to even care anymore. "Doc, I need a checkup."_ May 21 05:04:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Hello! So you do? Please, lie down inside of the machine, I'll have you examined. May 21 05:04:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The cupola of the healing machine opens up._ May 21 05:05:01 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"This machine better not suck out my soul."_ May 21 05:09:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Haha, no danger of that, we haven't invented that yet. _<He meant it as a joke, but for you it probably sounds very creepy.>_ May 21 05:09:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Your body is now scanned for issues and bodily damage. A current list of your stats will be given, as well as the cost of healing._ May 21 05:09:47 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> _"Remind me not to come back here." Morrigan dryly notes, though does then get into the machine._ May 21 05:15:27 <Hebizuka> < Semitas Hospital - Check-up > May 21 05:15:32 <Hebizuka> < Treatable conditions > May 21 05:15:32 <Hebizuka> Nutrition: 1575 ntri (525 P$ to replenish to 2100) May 21 05:15:32 <Hebizuka> Hydration: 620 wtr (80 P$ to replenish to 700) May 21 05:15:32 <Hebizuka> You have no poison in your bloodstream May 21 05:15:32 <Hebizuka> You have no open wounds May 21 05:15:32 <Hebizuka> Your Blood levels are at their maximum (20.0 /20) May 21 05:15:32 <Hebizuka> You have no fractures May 21 05:15:32 <Hebizuka> Damaged limbs: May 21 05:15:32 <Hebizuka> > Left arm, 17 /22 (100 P$ to heal 5 HP) May 21 05:15:32 <Hebizuka> > Left leg, 20 /22 (40 P$ to heal 2 HP) May 21 05:15:32 <Hebizuka> Your current Pain level is 0% May 21 05:15:32 <Hebizuka> You have no alcohol in your bloodstream May 21 05:15:48 <Hebizuka> < Other detected conditions > May 21 05:15:48 <Hebizuka> Fatigue: 24.8% - You are still OK, but do not overdo yourself. May 21 05:15:48 <Hebizuka> Stress: 5.6% - You are in Moderate stress. May 21 05:15:48 <Hebizuka> You are not addicted to anything May 21 05:15:48 <Hebizuka> You are under the effects of the following effects: May 21 05:15:48 <Hebizuka> > Stress Tolerance (from Stress) May 21 05:15:48 <Hebizuka> > Agility +1 (from Stress) May 21 05:15:48 <Hebizuka> > Initiative Speed tier -1 (from Stress) May 21 05:15:48 <Hebizuka> > Accelerated fatigue (from Stress) May 21 05:16:14 <Hebizuka> Cost to fully heal all treatable conditions: 745 P$ May 21 05:16:21 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Heal left arm May 21 05:17:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Just the left arm then? Alright. Just sit still, I'll be piloting the machine to get you treated. May 21 05:17:41 <Hebizuka> _An instant and 100 P$ later, your left arm has been healed to full health._ May 21 05:17:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [ Backpack / Money pouch ] 66 P$ / 2000 May 21 05:18:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The cupola opens again, letting you out of it._ May 21 05:18:33 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Alright, thank you very much. May 21 05:20:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Medic]** Stay safe out there! May 21 05:20:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Did you want to take a break at that point? May 21 05:20:57 <HashiBot> <Groovy_smoothy> Yep May 21 05:21:09 <Hebizuka> [Session end!]