Log:V4 Session 94 (Meta, no ontology)

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Apr 22 22:31:57 <Hebizuka> [Session start!] Apr 22 22:34:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Welcome back to the Mazes, Morrigan Edelman! It's been a while - last session in December 2017. On the last session, you were in Joliet Sector, at the local Dim Sum restaurant, the **Steamy Buns**. You just finished eating a meal of shrimp dumplings._ Apr 22 22:35:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The time 10:05 AM, the date is Earthsday, Quartema 8, Year 704. You have only one active quest: M04, a main story quest. You finished all three Tier 1 sidequests as well, meaning the Tier 2 sidequests are now available at the hiring bureau._ Apr 22 22:37:18 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _blinks and shakes her head as time finally started to fucking move again, Morrigan taking a few moments to remember just who she was, what the hell she was doing here, and why there was the taste of copper in her mouth._ Apr 22 22:37:24 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Where do I have to go for MO4? Apr 22 22:37:47 <HashiBot> <Tempest> M04 Objective 1: Go to Joliet Sector, and ask the locals for information regarding the Amulet of the East Apr 22 22:41:06 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _Whelp, step one was finished at least, step two... Well, first she remembered she just bought a small bundle of dumplings a scant five minutes ago from the store, with the intent of eating them. "...I am really too old for this." She grumbled to herself due to her short-term memory loss._ Apr 22 22:41:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You're good , actually. They were eaten in the last seconds of that last session._ Apr 22 22:42:24 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _And that was the moment Morrigan realized she has utterly lost her damn mind. Not that it wasn't gone already- but, well, the realization took a bit to hit her._ Apr 22 22:42:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The waitress returns to your table._ Apr 22 22:43:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Waitress]** Everything to your liking? Would you like something else? Apr 22 22:44:45 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _Morrigan remains quiet for a few moments, keeping her hands folded beneath the table. "Directions, if you would," She finally then says, looking up towards the waitress. "Is there a library nearby? Or anywhere that's similar?"_ Apr 22 22:47:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Waitress]** Yes! The town's library is just up the street, a couple of paces north of here, right before the hospital. Apr 22 22:47:57 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _nods, and stands up from the table. "My thanks. That'll be all."_ Apr 22 22:48:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The smiling young lady in a maid outfit smiles and nods, with the usual 'Please come again!'_ Apr 22 22:49:19 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Start heading towards the library- I'll get more information there most likely, instead of asking random people in the street. Apr 22 22:52:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Five rooms later, you reach the Joliet Library. A pretty quiet place, exactly how you expect it to be. The library is composed of a central area and four wings, according to a little map; and the "YOU ARE HERE!" point says you're in the west wing. The north, west and central areas are bookshelf/reading rooms, the south wing is a computer area, and the east wing is the librarian's office._ Apr 22 22:52:47 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You also spot more signs: "1 P$ usage fee per book / 5 P$ computer usage fee / 10 P$ book purchase fee / Remain quiet at all times"_ Apr 22 22:54:31 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _looks at the map of the library, tapping a foot against the ground with a notable 'thud' as she thought. Instead of attempting to figure out what the Dewey Decimal system was and how to use it, Morrigan instead decided the best course of action was to start heading towards the Librarian's office and ask there._ Apr 22 22:57:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Two rooms later, the librarian's office is reached. Yet more bookshelves, but also a desk, a computer, and a faded old human woman behind the computer._ Apr 22 23:00:46 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _was in absolutely no position to judge a woman based on her age, Morrigan walking up to her. "*Bonam diem*," she says, pausing for a moment. "...I need guidance- and information, if you have it. Do you know where I could learn of a supposed 'amulet' of the east? Supposedly, it's important."_ Apr 22 23:04:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Librarian]** Interesting use of the old tongue. You're looking for what, exactly? The Amulet of the East? Hm... That sounds familiar. I recall a few other people coming here to ask the same question, and I'll tell you what I told them: the Cardinal Amulet thing, I don't believe in it! But if you are really looking to hear about it, maybe try the Flying Noodle Café. Heh. Or the weapon shop at the mall. Apr 22 23:04:39 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Librarian]** I don't know what these adventurer types are looking for exactly, but they're all going to find trouble, that's all I think. Apr 22 23:06:02 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _"If it doesn't exist, that'll make my life considerably easier." Morrigan grumbles a bit under her breath, before nodding at the Librarian and heading back towards the entrance. "Thank you."_ Apr 22 23:06:31 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Time to head to the Flying Noddle. *Where do they come up with these names I swear.* Apr 22 23:12:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _9 rooms later, you make it to the Flying Noodle Café, one of two bars in the town, and the one favored by traders, mercenaries, adventurers and traders of all stripes. It's the place to be if you're passing through; at least this seems to be the sort of atmosphere this place is going for. You reach the hall; the bar room with the counter and the bartender is one room to the east. Despite the morning hour, there are Apr 22 23:12:16 <HashiBot> already a fair few people around._ Apr 22 23:19:38 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _walks in and looks around the cafe for a bit, not really saying anything at first, just listening into the odd conversation to see if anyone was going to let up the information for free- the woman had no patients for requests for bribes, after Elliot._ Apr 22 23:21:10 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Mostly idle chatter about trade routes, friends, ongoings in the region, and did you hear about that huge creature I killed the other day on the Joliet-I-18 route? Nothing much of interest. Perhaps the barkeep would know more._ Apr 22 23:24:47 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _it was a good attempt, and Morrigan kept her ears open for a good... well, maybe only five to ten minutes before getting bored and walking over to the bar, taking a seat on one of the stools, not even bothering to lift the helmet. She waited until the bartender moved over to her before saying "I need information, and I'm **really** not in the mood to be handing out donation fees." She decides to open with. "With Apr 22 23:24:47 <HashiBot> that said, could you **please** tell me anything you've heard about an amulet of the east, I've been told it's... important."_ Apr 22 23:29:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** You're in luck, ma'am, that's pretty much the kind of talk that's going on with nearly every other adventurer worth their salt, these days. By in luck, I mean I'm not charging for _that_ kind of information. However there isn't much I can tell you. No-one knows where the Amulet is for certain, but... plenty of people have been looking for it lately. Apr 22 23:30:38 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** There's this one guy in particular, **Floyd Eckhart**. He's totally obsessed about finding it. He talks a LOT. He babbles all the time about his adventures when he drops by. Apr 22 23:31:19 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _nods slowly. "I take it he's a regular then. Does he usually arrive at a certain time?"_ Apr 22 23:32:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** He should be coming soon. But ... _<He leans closer, his voice more muttered.>_ Don't take everything he says at face value... Floyd's kind of... eccentric. Apr 22 23:32:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Something catches the bartender's attention._ Apr 22 23:33:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** ...Speak of the devil. Apr 22 23:34:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A human male, in his thirties, enters the bar room. He wears a gaudy cowboy hat, a T-shirt under body armor and a hunting vest, shorts, hiking shoes, and seems to be carrying some sort of old, single-action revolver. A couple of heads turn around; he seems to be fairly well-known._ Apr 22 23:34:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _This must be Floyd Eckhart in person. He takes a stool right next to you, and orders a bottle of stout beer._ Apr 22 23:34:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Eckhart]** Hey there, buddy. A stout beer. _<Turning towards you.>_ And hello to you too, new face. I don't think I've seen you around here before? Apr 22 23:36:31 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _just turns towards him with her face-covering helmet, seeming to stare for a few moments wordlessly. "I'm new." She then says dryly, scanning 'Floyd' up and down a couple times._ Apr 22 23:40:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A human male, appearing to be of hispanic complexion, in his thirties. He is short, slender (to not say scrawny), has short brown hair, amber eyes, and some kind of small tattoo on the left arm. He has an air about him that feels... fabricated. Fake._ Apr 22 23:40:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _He doesn't -look- very trustworthy, but looks and first impressions..._ Apr 22 23:40:58 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Eckhart]** Well, welcome to Joliet, new gal. Apr 22 23:42:59 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _frowns a bit underneath her helmet, though keeps herself from saying anything- the good thing about that face concealing helm, it was the perfect poker face at all times. "Well, thank you for the welcome, Mr. Eckhart." She say, rolling her stool to face forward again._ Apr 22 23:44:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _M04 objective 1 completed._ Apr 22 23:44:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _M04 Objective 2: Find Eckhart and talk to him. He probably knows the most about the amulet._ Apr 22 23:45:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You're free to approach the subject with him however you like. Or even to try something different if you have another plan in mind._ Apr 22 23:48:03 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _remains quiet for a bit longer, trying to think through just how she wanted to brooch the topic. Finally, she settled on her signature bluntness. "I've heard you're looking for a cardinal amulet. And I just think that might make me your best friend."_ Apr 22 23:56:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Eckhart]** Now now, that's an interesting way to phrase things, newcomer. You're not the first - not even I am the first who's looking for this Amulet. Some have failed so hard in their quest to find it, that they never even returned alive! Apr 22 23:58:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Eckhart]** But I am still alive, because I know _<cough!>_ how to not get killed. _<Pompous air.>_ That makes me better than... all the guys that died now. If you're looking for it too... Why I'd suggest you come with _me_. Apr 23 00:02:22 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _"Now, that almost sounds good," the girl says slowly, pausing for a moment before continuing, "But how many of those men that never came back decided to go with you too?"_ Apr 23 00:03:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Eckhart]** ... Well, none, because no-one's come with me before. I don't understand why, to be honest. I've got the smarts, I know where to go, I'm good enough to not get killed... I'm good! I'm good at what I do. Apr 23 00:06:32 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _looks over towards the bartender after he says that,to see if she could get a second opinion on the matter. "Alright, you got 'the smarts', you got the knowledge, you got survival instincts... What you don't have, though, is the amulet."_ Apr 23 00:07:00 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> "I imagine there's a reason for that?" Apr 23 00:08:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Eckhart]** Er, well... Long story short, it's dangerous out there, okay? Neo Khazrun wasn't made in one day. And finding that amulet isn't an easy task, that's why it takes a certain caliber of adventurer to finish this task. Like me! I'll find it! Eventually. No-one else will get there anyway. Apr 23 00:08:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Eckhart]** And if you really insist on coming _with_ me, maybe it'll be the breakthrough I need. Apr 23 00:12:11 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _for lack of better words, didn't trust a single thing out of his mouth so far. Everything was filled with prideful boasts, blame thrown at others, and dodged questions. "What you need is someone to stand in front of you and be run through by the enemy." She notes, thinking. "...It wouldn't be the first time I was told to do that, nor do I plan for it to be the last time." She turns to him- perhaps he was just Apr 23 00:12:11 <HashiBot> an idiot who would flee at the first sign of trouble. Or she was about to lead her directly into a trap... But she could work with either of those._ Apr 23 00:14:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You could agree to come with him... or disagree... or perhaps attempt an alternative solution. There are multiple ways._ Apr 23 00:14:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _What do you want to do?_ Apr 23 00:15:21 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _"Alright. Where will we meet?"_ Apr 23 00:16:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Eckhart]** Excellent! Well, first and foremost... You look well geared up already but it bears repeating just to be sure: make sure you're prepared for a long trip full of dangers. Get geared up, and when you think you're ready, meet me at Intersection 14. I'll show you the way from there. How about that? Apr 23 00:18:46 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _nods slowly- she didn't trust him, not a single bit. But, for now, he was the best lead she seemed to have. And if nothing else, if it turns out this'll all be a waste she ~~might enjoy watching him gasping for air~~ would become more familiarized with the Maze._ Apr 23 00:28:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Objective 2 completed, and 3a enabled: Meet Eckhart at Intersection 14._ Apr 23 00:28:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Floyd quickly finishes his order, and departs from the bar, waving goodbye at the barkeep, fellow patrons, and you._ Apr 23 00:28:56 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _waits until Floyd was out of the bar, before turning towards the Bartender. "How many people has he made that offer to in the past?"_ Apr 23 00:29:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** A couple... They all refused. Everyone knows he's... Yknow... _<He grimaces, as if trying not to say something gross or insulting, but you get the idea.>_ Apr 23 00:30:15 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _"Not trustworthy, eccentric, wearing a mask, etcetera."_ Apr 23 00:32:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** You didn't hear it from me... but he's a weirdo. I'm surprised you agreed, to be honest... But I've got like a feeling you know how to handle yourself. Be careful out there, yeah?... Now that that's dealt with, can I tempt you with a drink? Apr 23 00:32:59 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _taps a knuckle on the table, finally deciding to take the helmet off and let it rest on the table in front of her, the sixty-eight year old woman muttering "Coffee. It's going to be a long day."_ Apr 23 00:33:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** I take it you like yours black? Apr 23 00:34:47 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _"There's other ways to take it?" the woman says in what sounded like honest-to-god confusion. "Please."_ Apr 23 00:35:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** That'll be 1.50 P$! Apr 23 00:38:13 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Pay 'im... hope I get change. Apr 23 00:40:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You dropped two brass coins on the counter, which are taken, and promptly replaced with the following:_ Apr 23 00:40:55 <Hebizuka> [Money] 0.50 P$ coin - 1 Cn - Cupronickel - [Quantity: 1] - Weight: 0.01 (0.01 per coin) Apr 23 00:40:55 <Hebizuka> [Food] Beverage - Cup of coffee, black. 14 ntri, 48 wtr - Agility+1, Alertness increase for 10 turns, Fatigue -4.0%, Stress +0.4% - Weight: 1 Apr 23 00:41:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Barkeep]** Here's your coffee, and a cunny for change. Apr 23 00:41:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Money pouch: 690.50 P$ / 6.91 /20_ Apr 23 00:41:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _All in brass coins except for one, now._ Apr 23 00:42:38 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Don't drink the coffee yet, just put it away.... I'mma need it I feel like. Apr 23 00:46:03 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Is there a hiring agency in the town? Apr 23 00:46:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You added the backpack to your inventory instead of drinking it straight away. The barkeep has an amused expression on his face._ Apr 23 00:46:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> BP/Main: 58.66 /100 Apr 23 00:46:28 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Tactical caffeine bottle. Apr 23 00:46:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Every town has a hiring bureau, so you should be fine._ Apr 23 00:46:54 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _whelp, guess I'm going there next._ Apr 23 00:47:01 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Lets see what T2 holds for me. Apr 23 00:50:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Just six rooms later, you make it to Joliet's hiring bureau. The Hirer waits expectantly._ Apr 23 00:51:03 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> ...Oh yeah I took my helmet with me and put it back on, *just so it's said* Apr 23 00:51:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Don't worry, I wasn't counting that as dropped._ Apr 23 00:51:19 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Thank fuckin' lord. Apr 23 00:52:04 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _"Morrigan Edelman, hire...ee, no 'fone' number. I should be registered?"_ Apr 23 00:54:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Yup, you are! I've got ... Five jobs for you. Apr 23 00:54:54 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _nods, and peers over to see what the job offers were._ Apr 23 00:58:24 <Hebizuka> < Hiring Bureau - Available jobs > Apr 23 00:58:24 <Hebizuka> S2-1: Special Delivery ; Introduction to Trading Missions and courier work Apr 23 00:58:24 <Hebizuka> S2-2: Appetite for Destruction ; Introduction to Mercenary Contracts Apr 23 00:58:24 <Hebizuka> S2-3: Hidden Treasures ; Scavenger in Garica Block is looking for help with breaking open a loot cache in the UA, and is willing to pay with lockpicking lessons and splitting the loot. Apr 23 00:58:24 <Hebizuka> S2-4: Old Load ; Employer (retired Maze Guard) specifically seeks new and/or inexperienced contractors to give handloading lessons. Must meet small requirements before applying. Apr 23 00:58:24 <Hebizuka> S2-5: What mine is mine? ; Heshbar Mines is calling any and all interested contractors to be trained in the field of mining. Apr 23 01:08:45 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Look at the details for S2-1, S2-2, and S2-3. Apr 23 01:10:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** On the first job, you're going to be tasked to carry a package, which you'll retrieve from the bank, and deliver it to Semitas. You'll be paid a delivery percentage - a fraction of the value of the cargo you're transporting, for doing so. Apr 23 01:11:58 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** On the second job, you'll be tasked with finding persons of interest and eliminate them. You'll be paid for each target killed. It's a sad fact of life in the Mazes that sometimes wetwork needs to be done, but it's just how it is, and it is a business. Apr 23 01:12:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** As for the third job, the scavenger is in Garica Block, at the local bar, the Mad Jack's. He'll provide you with more details if you take the job and meet him. Apr 23 01:12:34 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Where is Garica Block from here? Apr 23 01:13:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> The shortest route from Joliet Sector to Garica Block is as follows: Joliet -> I-14 -> I-11 -> Garica. Remember you have the option to SKIP travel. Apr 23 01:17:33 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Alright... Well, I'll take those three for now Apr 23 01:17:45 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Better to divee up this set of side-missions. Apr 23 01:19:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Alright. You enabled **Sidequests S2-1, S2-2 and S2-3.** Objectives coming up. Apr 23 01:21:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> S2-1 objective 1: Head to the bank to retrieve the package, then deliver the package to its intended destination. Apr 23 01:21:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> S2-2 objective 1: Find and eliminate the targets. Apr 23 01:21:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> S2-3 objective 1: Meet the scav at the Mad Jack's bar in Garica Block Apr 23 01:21:39 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _More info coming up in a second_ Apr 23 01:24:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Your targets are four marauders, hanging around in Intersection 18, at the intersection center. They are troublesome punks who someone decided their antics should be put to an end. Permanently. Your job is to take care of that, and you'll be paid 100 P$ per target. Apr 23 01:24:47 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Working together, or independently? Apr 23 01:25:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** They're a band working together, but they should not be too much of a problem. Apr 23 01:25:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** After all, it's your first contract. Apr 23 01:25:17 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> They won't be. Apr 23 01:26:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hirer]** Make sure to hop over to the bank to retrieve the package as well, I've marked the job as taken and they're expecting you. Just say you're here for it. Apr 23 01:26:47 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _nods a bit, "Thank you very much, I'll make sure to go do that immediately. Have a good day."_ Apr 23 01:27:11 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Lets head to the bank, I'll want to at least get these quests finished sooner-then-later. Apr 23 01:27:30 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Last minute prep before Fort Silver, if I'm lucky I might even level up my two handed one last time. Apr 23 01:29:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A short 3-room trip later, and you're at the Joliet bank. The banker is behind a desk with a computer, but you also notice the three Maze Guards on ... guard duty, standing with various weapons._ Apr 23 01:40:54 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _ignores the maze guards, instead going directly for the banker themself, though Morrigan made sure to keep her hands far from her sword, just to be safe. "I'm here for the delivery Job. The hiring agency sent me- my name is Morrigan. Edelman, if that speeds things up."_ Apr 23 01:41:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Banker]** Ah, yes yes yes... One moment... Apr 23 01:41:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _He quickly reaches under his desk for a heavy package._ Apr 23 01:42:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Banker]** Here. Must be delivered to Semitas, at the Delicatessen, in a timely manner. Apr 23 01:43:10 <Hebizuka> < Trading Mission > Apr 23 01:43:10 <Hebizuka> Delivery hotness: Warm Apr 23 01:43:10 <Hebizuka> Merchandise: Processed foodstuffs Apr 23 01:43:10 <Hebizuka> Contents: Chicken, canned Apr 23 01:43:10 <Hebizuka> Weight: 20 units Apr 23 01:43:10 <Hebizuka> Cargo value: 1500 P$ Apr 23 01:43:10 <Hebizuka> Delivery percentage: 10% Apr 23 01:43:10 <Hebizuka> Reward: 150 P$ Apr 23 01:43:10 <Hebizuka> Destination: Semitas, Delicatessen Apr 23 01:44:10 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> ((I feel like there's a pun there about the food being warm, but unless this is some fucking drug cover I don't see how chicken could be a 'warm' delivery)) Apr 23 01:44:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Large amounts of free food in one place? That's worth stealing. Apr 23 01:44:35 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> ((This is just me thinking, I'm not bitching)) Apr 23 01:44:38 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( There's hotter yet, of course. :p Apr 23 01:44:49 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Whelp, time to deliver the package. Apr 23 01:45:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You took the package and added it to your inventory. Backpack / Main: 78.66 /100_ Apr 23 01:45:32 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> What do I need to know specifically about trade/delivery missions in comparison to a normal 'A to B' walk? Apr 23 01:46:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _While a Trading Mission is active, SKIP travel is disabled. You have to go to the destination the normal way. You can use Fast route, go through all the shortcuts you want, but you have to travel through the UA._ Apr 23 01:46:39 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Hotness determines the encounters, I take? Apr 23 01:47:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _While a Trading Mission is active, you have to deal with a Courier Heat statistic. Every time you enter a new room in the UA, you get a random amount of Heat points added. If the Heat reaches a certain threshold, you get guaranteed enemy encounters looking to steal your stuff. The hotter the merchandise the lower the threshold._ Apr 23 01:47:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Warm deliveries have a Courier Heat threshold of 160 before you meet guaranteed enemies. This is on top of the usual dangers of the UA._ Apr 23 01:48:19 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> What are the levels, if I'm allowed to know/? Apr 23 01:48:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Cold jobs: 200 / Warm jobs: 160 / Hot jobs: 110 / VIT jobs: 60 Apr 23 01:48:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> You get 1d20 Heat per room. Apr 23 01:48:55 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Fair enough. Apr 23 01:49:47 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _takes the package and shoves it into her back, before giving another nod and heading back towards the entrance of the bank._ Apr 23 01:50:01 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Lets head to the front gate, to Semita we go Apr 23 01:52:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _It's time for you to depart the Police town at last! It's not like you spent four months in there, or anything!_ Apr 23 01:53:03 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _after Morrigan fucking returned to sanity after staring at a bowl of dumplings for months at a time_ Apr 23 01:53:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _8 rooms later, you are at the Gap corridor facing the exits. Your possible directions are: North to I-14, West to Rog, South to Sirvarris, and East to I-18._ Apr 23 01:54:15 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Which way to Semita or however-the-tits-you-spell-it-I-don't-care-enough. Apr 23 01:54:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Shortest route to Semitas is: Joliet -> I-18 -> Semitas._ Apr 23 01:54:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _To I-18, then?_ Apr 23 01:55:02 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Onwards to I-18 Apr 23 01:59:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Traveling style? (Fast / Safe / Deep) Apr 23 02:02:07 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Fast. Apr 23 02:02:14 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> If my heat rises per room, may as well get there ASAP Apr 23 02:02:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> OK! Your next rooms are comin' roight up. Apr 23 02:03:51 <Hebizuka> Your destination is estimated to be in **14** rooms. Apr 23 02:03:52 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Machine room, **dark** // Front: Pathway (S) // Right: Youkai bedroom (Washitsu), abandoned Apr 23 02:04:15 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Front Apr 23 02:04:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Toss me a 1d20! Apr 23 02:04:57 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Sleepless nights.: Apr 23 02:04:57 <HashiBot> @roll 1d20 Apr 23 02:04:57 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 8 Apr 23 02:05:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Courier Heat: 8 /160 Apr 23 02:07:03 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Better then 9. Apr 23 02:07:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A pathway. The front door is a **Shortcut -1**. You see a **pair of Naga** on Side 2 of the room. One of them has bright green snake scales, the other has bright yellow scales. Both of them are female and engaged in a **very** animated discussion... ...about pastries._ Apr 23 02:07:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Neither seem hostile, however._ Apr 23 02:08:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Naga #2]** ...no no no you have it all wrong. The absolute pinnacle of taste is the cream filling inside of it! Without it, the entire cake is ruined, you cannot substitute it with jam! Apr 23 02:08:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Naga #1]** Cream filling is overrated! It's time for a new flavor. You just don't want to get on with the times! Apr 23 02:08:40 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _just stands there with pursed lips and just observes for a while._ Apr 23 02:09:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The naga being female means that they have very exposed chests with little care for covering up. So in essence you're watching two half-human half-snake creatures talk about pastries, with their tits out, and they are **totally unaware** of your presence. For now._ Apr 23 02:10:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Naga #2]** Look, the classics just can't be reinvented all the time like that; that's why they're classics. It's like last time when you tried to tell me that a black forest cake was the same without the cherries; it's not! Apr 23 02:10:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Naga #1]** Oh, please spare me the traditionalist talk. It's not like we're debating ruling policy or the education of our next clutch here. What is wrong with revamping the old recipes? Apr 23 02:11:13 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _starts to be sorta happy she accepted this courier job, it's already paid it's due in entertainment value._ Apr 23 02:11:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _They pass through, barely noticing you, and moving on with their travel, which seems to take them to Joliet Sector._ Apr 23 02:12:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Seems they're too busy arguing about cake to say hi._ Apr 23 02:12:11 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> C-Can I lose some stress just from that? (Just joking, in all seriousness) Apr 23 02:13:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Good try :p But I'm happy that made you smile._ Apr 23 02:13:51 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Alright, next room, nobody dies this minute. Apr 23 02:14:51 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _doesn't even respond as the two pass on by, just watching them as they leave. She sighs a little and shakes her head, before moving on. "I swear to she who watches, this land will be the end of me."_ Apr 23 02:15:04 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Roadway (S) // Front (**Shortcut -1**): Youkai bedroom (washitsu), **dark** // Right: Youkai bedroom (washitsu), abandoned Apr 23 02:15:32 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Front Apr 23 02:15:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Another 1d20 please. Apr 23 02:15:50 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Sleepless nights.: Apr 23 02:15:50 <HashiBot> @roll 1d20 Apr 23 02:15:50 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 12 Apr 23 02:15:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Courier Heat: 20 /160 Apr 23 02:18:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You waltzed into a **dark** room which you can only vaguely make out is a bedroom of some kind. Naturally, there is no power. The first thing you immediately notice is **snoring**. Someone is **sleeping** in here! Ballsy, or stupid? You also sort of discern an **object** on the floor._ Apr 23 02:19:16 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Try to examine the object on the floor. Apr 23 02:20:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You have a little bit of trouble but after a short while, you discern what it is:_ Apr 23 02:20:25 <Hebizuka> [Item] Passive infrared sensor. A basic electronic component, designed to send a signal when its infrared beam is activated. - Weight: 0.1 Apr 23 02:20:38 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _... or, considering who your character is, maybe you **don't**._ Apr 23 02:20:42 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> The fuck's an infrared? Apr 23 02:22:20 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Take it, I'll get someone else to look at it later. Apr 23 02:23:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> BP / Main: 78.76 / 100 Apr 23 02:23:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The snoring individual appears to be cooped up in one of the futons._ Apr 23 02:23:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _They are blissfully unaware of your rooting around._ Apr 23 02:24:44 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Leave them, and start heading to the next room, if they get killed it's not my problem. Apr 23 02:26:53 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Shower room, forsaken // Front: Kitchen, abandoned // Right: Dining hall, abandoned Apr 23 02:27:28 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Front, lets go splunking for food. Apr 23 02:28:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Toss me that d20. Long as you're carrying that package. Apr 23 02:28:50 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Sleepless nights.: Apr 23 02:28:50 <HashiBot> @roll 1d20 Apr 23 02:28:50 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 7 Apr 23 02:29:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Courier Heat: 27 /160 Apr 23 02:31:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _An abandoned kitchen. You see a fridge, drawers, a sink, and a set of stoves. The fridge and the stoves appear to still be powered, but the fridge is very definitely empty. As is the rest of the room, to be sadly honest. Nothing of interest here._ Apr 23 02:31:58 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Dining hall, forsaken // Front: Storage room, abandoned // Right: Bedroom (bunks), abandoned Apr 23 02:32:12 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> ...Cook some of the meat I have in my bag while I'm here. Apr 23 02:32:19 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> If I still actually have that meat. Apr 23 02:33:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You do have 22 pieces of raw caribou meat._ Apr 23 02:33:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You may, in fact, use the stoves here to cook them up! It'll take 1 turn per meat to cook it._ Apr 23 02:33:29 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Seeing as cooked meat is better then raw meat... Cook it all up. Apr 23 02:35:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You spent a turn to drop your backpack, lifted up the piles of meat you had in the back of your bag somewhere, and spent 22 turns cooking them. The smell of cooked meat soon fills the room. To be honest, it's pretty mouth-watering._ Apr 23 02:35:34 <Hebizuka> [Food] Meat - Cooked game meat, caribou - 126+1d64 ntri - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 22] Apr 23 02:35:57 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Nothing like the smell of burning meat in the morning to get you going Apr 23 02:36:23 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Alright, with that over and done, lets see what the next rooms are. Apr 23 02:38:44 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Pathway (S) // Front: Library wing, abandoned // Right: Scullery, disaffected Apr 23 02:38:52 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Pathway Apr 23 02:40:47 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Another 1d20 please. Apr 23 02:40:58 <HashiBot> <Tempest> This shall be called the Courier Heat check. Or just the Heat check. Apr 23 02:41:04 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Sleepless nights.: Apr 23 02:41:04 <HashiBot> @roll 1d20 Apr 23 02:41:04 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 15 Apr 23 02:41:12 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> I just keep forgetting tbh. Apr 23 02:41:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> no prob Apr 23 02:41:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Courier Heat: 42 /160 Apr 23 02:42:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A pathway. The front door here is a **Shortcut -1**. You see something on the floor... A **weapon accessory** of some kind, and some **ammunition**._ Apr 23 02:42:34 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Check out the weapon accessory Apr 23 02:42:58 <Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Optic, Scope: Trijicon ACOG (4x). Mount: NATO rail. - Weight: 1 Apr 23 02:43:14 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Useless to me, useful to someone else, take it. Apr 23 02:43:40 <Hebizuka> _Do you wish to look at the ammo?_ Apr 23 02:43:47 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Yep, that's next. Apr 23 02:43:54 <Hebizuka> [Ammunition] .410 bore, Magnum Flechette, 10 rounds - Weight: 0.2 (0.02 per round) Apr 23 02:44:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Shotgun shells, but of a much smaller diameter than 12 gauge._ Apr 23 02:44:50 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Take them, not useful to me, useful to someone else. Apr 23 02:44:53 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> I.E I can sell it Apr 23 02:46:41 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Backpack / Main: 79.96 /100 Apr 23 02:47:25 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Warehouse room, abandoned // Front (**Shortcut -1**): Prison room, abandoned // Right: Pathway (S) Apr 23 02:47:39 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Right. Apr 23 02:47:42 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Sleepless nights.: Apr 23 02:47:42 <HashiBot> @roll 1d20 Apr 23 02:47:42 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 12 Apr 23 02:48:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Ignoring the shortcut, you turn right to head into another pathway. Courier Heat has increased to 54 /160._ Apr 23 02:49:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Another pathway! Another **Shortcut -1** at the front door here. And this room is completely empty._ Apr 23 02:49:48 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Youkai bedroom (danchi), abandoned // Front (**Shortcut -1**): Empty club room, forsaken // Front: Vault room, **dark** Apr 23 02:49:54 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Front Apr 23 02:50:00 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Sleepless nights.: Apr 23 02:50:00 <HashiBot> @roll 1d20 Apr 23 02:50:00 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 1 Apr 23 02:53:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Suddenly it's like the stars align, and for once in your life, you're glad you rolled 1._ Apr 23 02:53:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Courier Heat: 55 /160 Apr 23 02:54:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A very old, very dilapidated, empty club room. The pole-vault bars are rusted and damaged, but they still stand! You even spot recently abandoned **food items** on one of the tables. _ Apr 23 02:54:52 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Check the the food items... carefully, god knows how old they are. Apr 23 02:55:03 <Hebizuka> [Food] Fruit - Cantaloupe melon. 188 ntri, 159 wtr - Weight: 1 Apr 23 02:55:03 <Hebizuka> [Food] Canned goods - Turkey, canned, 700g. 1183 ntri, -206 wtr - Weight: 2 Apr 23 02:55:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Definitely NOT as old as the room is._ Apr 23 02:56:45 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Eat the Cantaloupe now, take the canned goods. Apr 23 02:58:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You spent a turn to eat, and another to take the remaining canned turkey. Wow, that cantaloupe was actually -fresh-. Just how recently was it dropped?_ Apr 23 02:58:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> BP / Main: 81.96 /100 Apr 23 03:01:26 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Library wing, forsaken // Front: Featureless room (D) // Right: Storage room, disaffected Apr 23 03:01:55 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Forget what "D" means. Apr 23 03:01:58 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Dark? Apr 23 03:02:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Detour. Apr 23 03:02:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Inverse of shortcut. Apr 23 03:02:10 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Right. Apr 23 03:02:21 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Knowing me the detour would undue all my progress Apr 23 03:03:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _It would just increase the counter until reaching destination. Nothing that drastic._ Apr 23 03:03:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _That can be useful, if for whatever reason you WANT extra time in the UA._ Apr 23 03:03:36 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Seeing as I have a package with me Apr 23 03:03:44 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> ...Lets go Right Apr 23 03:07:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Alright, heat check before we go in Apr 23 03:07:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> ...that sounded a lot better in my mind Apr 23 03:07:55 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Sleepless nights.: Apr 23 03:07:56 <HashiBot> @roll 1d20 Apr 23 03:07:56 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 5 Apr 23 03:08:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Courier Heat: 60 /160 Apr 23 03:08:21 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> How many rooms until I get to I-18? Apr 23 03:08:41 <HashiBot> <Tempest> You are 5 rooms away from the destination, barring modifiers. Apr 23 03:09:53 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Nice. Apr 23 03:10:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A disaffected storage room, at least a few hundred years old. It has been looted ages ago, which should be no surprise. What IS a surprise however, is the scene you come across. You see, on opposite ends of the room, two very disturbing things... On Side 3, two dead bodies; one belongs to a **Guard Chief**, the other to a regular **Maze Guard**. On Side 4, you see **three dead ninjas**. Or at least you think they're Apr 23 03:10:56 <HashiBot> ninjas, if their clothing is any indication._ Apr 23 03:11:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _They seem to have managed to kill each other in a REALLY freakish accident of combat, and now they're ALL dead._ Apr 23 03:11:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _That's **five dead bodies**, including someone who is fairly high ranked in the police, and you caused none of it._ Apr 23 03:11:33 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> "What in the name happened here?" Apr 23 03:11:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You know one thing for sure: Somebody in a Police town is going to get promoted real soon._ Apr 23 03:12:04 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Start looting the Guard Chief. Apr 23 03:15:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _What to look at first? Clothes, armor, weapons, LBE, or inventory?_ Apr 23 03:15:10 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Yes. Apr 23 03:15:13 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _LBE._ Apr 23 03:16:49 <Hebizuka> < Guard Chief's LBE > Apr 23 03:16:53 <Hebizuka> [LBE] (Tactical vest) Paraclete RAV entry vest - Capacity 7 units + Ammo 1 (8 mags only, max tier: Large) + Ammo 2 (4 pistol mags only, max tier: Small) + Spare wpn. (1x C3 wpn only, max wgt 5) Apr 23 03:16:53 <Hebizuka> [LBE] (Utility belt) Basic utility belt - Capacity 0 units Apr 23 03:17:34 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Not interested. Apr 23 03:17:36 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> What's his weapon? Apr 23 03:21:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You spot three weapons on the Guard's body..._ Apr 23 03:21:22 <Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - R1/Common - IZHMEKH Simonov SKS conventional rifle | 7.62x39mm - Semi-auto - 20" - S | Bayo[SKS](I) | Internal magazine, 10 rounds, no +1 | Weight: 22 - [7 /10, Standard JSP] - Condition: **Bad** / Cleanliness: **Dirty** Apr 23 03:21:22 <Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 4 - R1/Common - M67 fragmentation grenade. May send between 0 and 15 shrapnel on targets upon exploding. Weight: 2/item Apr 23 03:21:22 <Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Short - R2/Regular - Nightstick (One-handed club) - Strike (Blunt) - Plastic - Weight: 3 - Condition: Fair Apr 23 03:21:39 <HashiBot> <Tempest> SKS bayonet condition: Excellent Apr 23 03:21:51 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _picks up the nightstick and starts to fiddle with it a tiny bit, before tossing it across the room._ Apr 23 03:22:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _That nightstick has seen a lot of use. It's worn out in many places. You wonder how many people the Guard had to hit with it._ Apr 23 03:23:23 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _wonders why a guard would be hitting someone with it to begin, if weapons are being drawn, after all, is it not best to not leave them standing at the end?_ Apr 23 03:23:37 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Take the frag grenade, I can definitely use that, leave the rest. Apr 23 03:26:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Where do you want to carry the grenade?_ Apr 23 03:32:51 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Dump belt Apr 23 03:32:59 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Lets hope it doesn't prime itself. Apr 23 03:43:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> No chance of that unless you want it to. Apr 23 03:44:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _One M67 in the belt, one!_ Apr 23 03:44:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Belt / Main: 2 /8 Apr 23 03:44:55 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Alright, Look at one of the ninja corpses' weapon, I'm done here otherwise. Apr 23 03:46:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _All three of them carried a katana, two kunai each, and four shuriken each, for a total of 3 katana, 8 kunai, and 12 shuriken._ Apr 23 03:46:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Anything you want to look at in particular?_ Apr 23 03:46:59 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Look at the Katana Apr 23 03:47:42 <Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Long - R4/Superior - Katana (Two-handed sword) - Slash (Sharp) - Steel - Butchering - Weight: 14 - Condition: **Bad** Apr 23 03:47:44 <Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Long - R4/Superior - Katana (Two-handed sword) - Slash (Sharp) - Steel - Butchering - Weight: 14 - Condition: Fair Apr 23 03:47:46 <Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Long - R4/Superior - Katana (Two-handed sword) - Slash (Sharp) - Steel - Butchering - Weight: 14 - Condition: **Poor** Apr 23 03:47:48 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _"This steel is abysmal, by she who watches- the blade is brittle too- no wonder they're dead."_ Apr 23 03:48:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _All three of those swords look like -crap-. But two in particular look close to broken._ Apr 23 03:48:15 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Don't take them, they're horrid weapons. Apr 23 03:48:29 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> _puts hand on bastard sword._ Apr 23 03:48:38 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Alright, lets see the next rooms, we wasted enough time looking at this shitshow. Apr 23 03:49:36 <Hebizuka> [Next rooms] Left: Deactivated room (S) // Front: Studio room, abandoned // Right: Old byway (D) Apr 23 03:49:45 <HashiBot> <Sleepless nights.> Go left. Apr 23 03:56:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> We'll do the Courier Heat check next time. Apr 23 03:59:02 <Hebizuka> [Session end!]