Toe 14

[F2009] Morning arrives at the base of the plateu, and without the heat of the last two days. Which is nice, since you've still got about half a floor to wind your way through. But the weather isn't trying to hinder you any longer, now that Shuu's patched up the regulators.
Shuu takes a deep breath as he stares off towrads the far end of the floor "This was much better"
Yin takes a long drink of water out of her cantine after waking. "Thank goodness that heat is gone. I was feeling pretty parched."
PseudoGM: The war tortoise seems to have seen fit to stay normal tortoise sized as well, so no one was mysterously crushed in their sleep via it growing back to the size it had been when you fought it previously. In case anyone was worried about that.
Sohl hopes so, [the night passes uneventfully] should mean -something-.
PseudoGM: And how.
Harino stretches after a morning workout. "No kidding."
Sohl: "Heeeeeeeeeeh-yup!" He's packing away his portion of camp. "That's about alla' the loose ends we know of in the vicinity, eh?"
Shuu: "It should be all of them"
Wrench rolls her shoulders and her knees with a roil of cracks. "Here's hopin' we're coming up on a city."
PseudoGM: With the light of the morning in effect now too, it's a little easier for Wrench to another pass over of the junk pile for anything useful, and she does manage to find something that had been overlooked last night - a lone, function credstick with [340C -> 68C x5] on it.
Wrench seizes on it with a pounce, passing it around until the last of it is drained.
Sohl: "Heh heh! Good stuff.'
PseudoGM: And with that you're ready to set off! As noted there's a lot of winding back and forth over pathway to avoid the steep hills and plateus and outcroppings, but the pathways that run between them are easy enough to treck so you're not making too bad on time.
Shuu looks at Wrench as she pounces, admittedly an interesting sight "I don't think the town floors are that far apart, honestly. Still" he stands up "We better depart, before something else decides to happen "
Wrench scouts ahead, gun in hand, scrambling over rocks, low to the ground in Hundred-gait. [Navigation]
Wrench rolled 5d6 and got 1, 3, 2, 4, 1 ( Total: 11 ) for Navigation
[OOC] Wrench: Heck all, we're going blind.
[OOC] Yin: Oh Lord here comes the random encounter
PseudoGM: You can tell it's not an enviroment Wrench is used to transversing, given the amount of times you accidently wind up taking a turn down a path only to hit a dead end, or a small pond. On the bright side you're not really in *that* much of a hurry so you can afford it.
PseudoGM: A few hours later as you hit another dead enough though, you notice two of those doglike creatures made of thunder step into the revine you'd been travelling along, followed closely by a pair of red rollars.
Sohl: "Eh- eh? Don't these look familiar?" he remarks, tilting his head this way and that, staring at the creatures.
[OOC] Yin: Have thwy already seen us?
Shuu blinks "Haven't seen the same monster on multiple floors yet" he comments, on a low volume "Let's turn around before they notice us"
PseudoGM: You can make out a monkey holding a rifle a ways back and on top of a larger rock, which lets out a howler that causes the beast to burst forward on the attack, and while you're party's formation is out of sorts at that!
Sohl: "Woolf- okay -that- does, at least!"
[Round 1] With The Power Of Rows, Sometimes Back Attacks Can Happen.
Sohl: "I thought we woulda' been done with those when the trees vanished!"
PseudoGM: Red Roller B sets off a [Spark] in Wrench's direction!
PseudoGM rolled d100 and got 84 ( Total: 84 ) for 80
Shuu is a Shifter, rows have no meaning for him
PseudoGM: But the flames quickly go out.
Wrench spins her gun into hand and bears it down. "I'll take you all on, y'damn vermin!"
PseudoGM: The Monkey brings the iron sights of its rifle up to its eyes and [Takes Aim] at Wrench.
PseudoGM rolled d100 and got 39 ( Total: 39 ) for 100/25
PseudoGM: The next attack is probably gunna hurt!
PseudoGM: Red Roller B attempts to set Yin on fire with a [Spark]!
PseudoGM rolled d100 and got 75 ( Total: 75 ) for 80
PseudoGM: Inflicting Short Burning!
Yin: "Ack!" Yin begins attempting to pat herself out.
PseudoGM: Thundog B charges forward, before taking a [Discharge Bite] out of Wrench!
PseudoGM rolled d100 and got 43 ( Total: 43 ) for 80
PseudoGM rolled d8+10 and got 2 ( Total: 12 )
PseudoGM: Dealing 12 physical damage and inflicting both Short Shock and Short Toxin!
PseudoGM: Thundog A barrels ahead as well, [Attack - Air Combo]ing Yin!
PseudoGM rolled d100 and got 61 ( Total: 61 ) for 80
PseudoGM rolled d8+16 and got 3 ( Total: 19 )
PseudoGM: Hitting for 19 physical damage!
PseudoGM: Yin?
PseudoGM: Er
PseudoGM: Sohl, rather!
Sohl rolled 3d4 and got 2, 4, 1 ( Total: 7 ) for fire water earth air
Sohl repositions!
PseudoGM: Shuu?
Shuu sighs "Don't quite remember how it went last we dealt with those, but let's see…" he raises his right fist as dark energy gathers in it "Let's deal with this monkey first" he rushes ahead unarmed, as he gets near the dogs he simply vanishes, reappearing behind and above the Monkey Marksman "Move off!" he brings his fist down on it with enough force to laucnh it across rows [From
Shuu Beyond]
Shuu rolled 1d100 and got 56 ( Total: 56 ) for 90/20
Shuu rolled 1d8+10 and got 5 ( Total: 15 )
PseudoGM: "?!"
Shuu strikes for [15] Physical damage, inflicts Long E-Shatter and Pulls it
Shuu jumps backwards and disappears, reappearing in the party's front row "You can't hide from me"
PseudoGM: It's send flying forward while yelping in surprise!
PseudoGM: Yin?
Yin draws on the energy of the winds from her Mystic's beads [Q- generatering Air momentum]
PseudoGM: Don't forgot to burn a bit if you don't defend!
Yin rolled 1d100 and got 66 ( Total: 66 ) for Divine arrow, C-Air
Yin: And with an exhaltion of breath and smell of smoke, releases an arrow at the monkey marksman. it splits, embedding a shard of light into each enemy
PseudoGM: Hits!
Yin: She also suffers from the flames that continue to smolder her clothes
Yin rolled 1d10+10 and got 7 ( Total: 17 )
[OOC] PseudoGM: 17]!
PseudoGM: Wrench?
Wrench bares her fangs. "Had it up to HERE." [OD - Desperado] []
Wrench fires a blaze of shots all along the canyon wall, sending sheets of rock and debris cascading down on the enemies!
Wrench rolled 5d100 and got 63, 87, 62, 64, 8 ( Total: 284 ) for 80 each, rolls at +15, monkey thundogs rollers
PseudoGM: Hit, miss, hit, hit, hit IIRC?
[OOC] Wrench: Yup!
Wrench rolled 1d8+18 and got 2 ( Total: 20.0 )
[OOC] PseudoGM: 20] x5!
[OOC] Wrench: I Mean, x4
Wrench: For 20 physical damage! She locks and loads, firing a canister blast at Thundog B!
Wrench rolled 1d100+15 and got 55 ( Total: 70.0 ) for 80/10
PseudoGM: Yes, exactly.
Wrench rolled 1d6+10 and got 4 ( Total: 14.0 )
Wrench: Striking it for 14 physical damage! Shrapnel shreds the Marksman for 5 physical damage!
PseudoGM: Don't forget to die a little from toxin!
PseudoGM: Harino?
Harino draws her katana in one smooth motion and dashes through the enemy lines, slashing at the Marksman and Red Roller B before hopping into the front lines! [Dashthrough]
Harino rolled 2d100 and got 26, 97 ( Total: 123 ) for 80/10
Harino rolled 2d10+10 and got 4, 3 ( Total: 17.0 ) for 4 graze damage for the Roller
PseudoGM: The bug monster mostly rolls out of the way, but you're too quick for it to avoid entirely. [17] [4]!
PseudoGM: Sohl!
Sohl: "Hrmrmrmrm… what a mess!" He runs to the middle of the party and thrusts his palms to his sides- Yin and Wrench are enveloped in a burst of healing energy! [Q, Direct Heal E-Air] [+8 HP]
Sohl then conjures a healing [Breeze] for Yin and Shuu!
Sohl rolled 1d100 and got 18 ( Total: 18 ) for 25
Sohl rolled 1d8+17 and got 6 ( Total: 23 ) for hp restored
Wrench: "Appreciate it, cloak boy."
PseudoGM: And that's the end of the round!
Yin: "Thanks, that was starting to really hurt!"
[Round 2] Goodbye, short statuses.
PseudoGM: Red Roller B starts up a [OD - Bonfire] on Yin!
PseudoGM rolled d100 and got 10 ( Total: 10 ) for 100
PseudoGM: She's Short Burning II! The flames then begin to grow! [Fwoosh!}
PseudoGM rolled d100 and got 45 ( Total: 45 ) for 100/25
PseudoGM rolled d6+15 and got 2 ( Total: 17 )
PseudoGM: Dealing 17 fire damage
PseudoGM: The monkey marksman recenters itself as it stops being hit and shoves around, retraining its rifle on Wrench before giving her some [Lead Poisoning]!
Dicebot:// Modifier Error: Unable to parse -30 in d100-30
PseudoGM: //huh really? ok

[OOC] Harino: Use !sugar
[OOC] Shuu: Has to be sugar
PseudoGM rolled d100-30 and got 27 ( Total: -3.0 ) for 80
PseudoGM: Scoring a crit!
PseudoGM rolled 3d6+24 and got 2, 6, 4 ( Total: 36 )
PseudoGM: Which deals a massive 36 physical damage and inflicts Long Toxin!
Wrench: "Ffgh!"
PseudoGM: Red Roller A set up another [OD - Bonfire], this time on Sohl!
PseudoGM rolled d100 and got 1 ( Total: 1 ) for 100/25
PseudoGM: And he's Short Burning II! The flames then kicks up! [Fwoosh]!
PseudoGM rolled d100 and got 20 ( Total: 20 ) for 100/25
PseudoGM rolled 1d6+18 and got 1 ( Total: 19 )
PseudoGM: For 19 fire damage to the dwarf!
Sohl rallies against the flames! [R:Fire]
PseudoGM: Thundog A leans down low, before firing a bolt that grows out of its back at Harino! [Attraction Spike]
PseudoGM rolled d100 and got 25 ( Total: 25 ) for 80
PseudoGM rolled d8+12 and got 4 ( Total: 16 )
PseudoGM: Dealing 16 air damage and inflicting Long Taunt!
PseudoGM: The remaining Thundog moves forward, giving Yin a [Discharge Bite]!
PseudoGM rolled d100 and got 48 ( Total: 48 ) for 80
PseudoGM rolled d6+10 and got 6 ( Total: 16 )
PseudoGM: Hitting for 16 physical, and inflicting Short Shock and Short Toxin!
PseudoGM: Whew! Okay. Shuu?
Harino throws up her shield to partly negate her weakness to it [+5, -10 for two blocks]
Shuu stares at the dogs, and the rollers "(Why is everything this kind of annoying)" [Reposition]
PseudoGM: Yin?
Yin rolled 1d100 and got 56 ( Total: 56 ) for Gritting her teeth against the flames, Yin calls down the [Four Winds] against the enemy marksman!
PseudoGM: It's neutral!
[OOC] Yin: +15= 71, still hits
Yin rolled 1d100+12 and got 66 ( Total: 78 ) for A maelstrom of energy and air blast into the Marksman Monkey as the arrows embedded in each enemy burst granting everyone a slight shimmering shield (Long E gaurds)
Yin rolled 1d10+12 and got 7 ( Total: 19 ) for (Air) A maelstrom of energy and air blast into the Marksman Monkey as the arrows embedded in each enemy burst granting everyone a slight shimmering shield (Long E gaurds)
[OOC] Yin: Corrected! d10, not 100 for damage
PseudoGM: The monkey sighs at the winds lift it up and send it flying into the distance. [KO]!
PseudoGM: Wrench?
Wrench rips a power core out from her gun, melted and smoking, and kicks it at the canyon wall - BAM! Enemies take 5 physical damage! Wrench ducks for cover and reloads.
[OOC] PseudoGM: 5]x4!
PseudoGM: Harino?
Harino slashes at Thundog A with a flourish! [Rally Strike, C-Air]
Harino rolled 1d100 and got 97 ( Total: 97 ) for 80/10
[OOC] Harino: …the combo effect doesn't get used if a I miss, right?
PseudoGM: Yup, you technically confirm combos after the roll
PseudoGM: So you can Try Again next round.
Harino frowns, just Grazing it for 4.
[OOC] PseudoGM: 4]!
PseudoGM: Sohl?
[OOC] Harino: If I had MP, yeah…
Sohl rolled 1d4 and got 3 ( Total: 3 ) for fire water earth air
Sohl pulls from the ambient Air energy in the… well, air, and conjures a healing [Breeze] for Yin and Wrench.
Sohl rolled 1d100 and got 7 ( Total: 7 ) for 25
Sohl rolled 1d8+17 and got 1 ( Total: 18 )
An Air Mote appears! [C-Air]
Sohl gathers up a Fire, Water, Earth, and Air mote! They swirl towards the enemies, denser and denser, until they explode into a large white dome of magical energy! [Q, Explosion]
PseudoGM: The fabled [Explosion]!
Sohl rolled 1d100 and got 78 ( Total: 78 ) for 25
Sohl rolled 1d10+17 and got 5 ( Total: 22 )
[OOC] Sohl: I generated both earth and air this turn, ((
[OOC] Sohl: which type does it become
PseudoGM: Lemme check a thing real quick…
PseudoGM: Actually there's a couple different ways to gen extra essence so lets go with "the first essence you generate that round"
It's Earth element!
PseudoGM: Hits the weakness on the thundogs!
[OOC] PseudoGM: 22][22][27][27]!
PseudoGM: Oh I missed the breeze before that
PseudoGM: No wonder you weren't typing more.
PseudoGM: OKay that's the end of the round then
PseudoGM: Wait
PseudoGM: no it isn't!
PseudoGM: Shuu!
Shuu is the end of the turn! To which he draws his axe, and then throws it at Red Roller B. Then, he chases after- Except he leaps at the end, landing with both feet on the head of the Roller for [5] as his axe flies past. He jumps off into the spatial tear the axe has opened, reappearing behind the party [Q - Crashing Exit] [Distort]
[OOC] PseudoGM: 8] you mean.
Shuu rolled 1d100 and got 37 ( Total: 37 ) for 100/10 - Base burst chance is 10 right?!
PseudoGM: 25 actually.
[OOC] Shuu: I keep getting everything wrong, wugh
PseudoGM: It's okay it took me a couple weeks to internalize the burst number too and I only immediately knew your quick was wrong since it's ST and should hit harder than Wrench's GT one.
PseudoGM: Okay now it's the end of round 2!
[Round 3] Nothing to report!
PseudoGM: Red Roller B send a [Spark] out to Wrench!
PseudoGM rolled d100 and got 2 ( Total: 2 ) for 80
PseudoGM: Setting her back aflame, Short Burning!
PseudoGM: Red Roller B then makes those flames grow! [Fwoosh]
PseudoGM rolled d100 and got 60 ( Total: 60 ) for 100/25
PseudoGM rolled d6+15 and got 5 ( Total: 20 )
PseudoGM: Dealing 20 fire damage.
Wrench is defending! [15]
[OOC] Wrench: Oh wait, and E-Guarded.
[OOC] Yin: Helping!
[OOC] Sohl: :3
[OOC] Wrench: <3)
PseudoGM: Thundog B looks like it's about to charge in as well for a moment, before shifting course to give Yin another [Discharge Bite]
PseudoGM rolled d100 and got 91 ( Total: 91 ) for 80
PseudoGM: But it misses! Thundog A follows it up with the same tech!
PseudoGM rolled d100 and got 6 ( Total: 6 ) for 80
Yin jummps back from its snapping jaws!
PseudoGM rolled d8+10 and got 1 ( Total: 11 )
PseudoGM: Hitting on the second attempt for 11 physical, and inflicting Short Shock and Short Toxin once more.
PseudoGM: Yin?
Yin: and into the teeth of the next Thundog
Yin fires of a rapid Reflex Shot into the weakened Red Roller B! (True Strike for 4) then she moves into a defensive stance, guarding herself against incoming attacks [Defend, Quicken, Reload]
PseudoGM: That
PseudoGM: 's enough for the [KO]!
PseudoGM: The Red Rollar begin to glow bright and start smoking before -
PseudoGM rolled 5d6 and got 3, 4, 1, 6, 5 ( Total: 19 )
Also rolled 3d6 and got 1, 6, 4 [Total: 11]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 30
PseudoGM rolled d8+10 and got 4 ( Total: 14 )
PseudoGM: It explodes, dealing 14 fire damage to Harino and Thundog B as the flames spew out erratically.
PseudoGM: Wrench?
Harino takes some of it on her shield. [-5]
Wrench fires at Thundog A! [Attack]
Wrench rolled 1d100 and got 51 ( Total: 51 ) for 80/10
Wrench rolled 1d6+17 and got 5 ( Total: 22.0 )
Wrench: Shooting it for 22 physical damage! Shrapnel bites into Thundog B for 5 physical damage and K-Shatter I!
[OOC] PseudoGM: 22]! Harino?
Harino slashes at Thundog A! [Attack]
Harino rolled 1d100 and got 38 ( Total: 38 ) for 80/10
Harino rolled 1d10+10 and got 9 ( Total: 19.0 )
[OOC] PseudoGM: 21]!
PseudoGM: It flickers for a moment, before dispersing. [KO]!
PseudoGM: Wait
PseudoGM: A not B,
PseudoGM: n/m you were correct. [19]!
[OOC] Harino: A is taunting me or else I would have
PseudoGM: Sohl!
Sohl rolled 1d4 and got 4 ( Total: 4 ) for f w e a
Sohl flicks an Air mote at Red Roller A [q, Wind 0 - Truestrike 6 Air Damage]
[OOC] PseudoGM: 6]!
Sohl then rushes in and strikes Thundog A! [Attack]
Sohl rolled 1d100 and got 45 ( Total: 45 ) for 08
Sohl rolled 1d6+12 and got 5 ( Total: 17 )
PseudoGM: That'll do. [KO]!
PseudoGM: Shuu?
Shuu steaps backwards and disappears. Then, he appears again in the air, above the Red Roller, axe in hand "Enough with the flames" . He spins in the air once, tossing the axe down with his full strength, and then lets gravity take him down. The axe strikes on the Red Roller, and he lands on the axe's hilt. He jumps off, grabs the axe violently removing it from whence it embedded itself
Shuu and jumps back in front of the party [Warp Strike]
Shuu rolled 1d100 and got 57 ( Total: 57 ) for 90/20
Shuu rolled 2d8+22 and got 1, 5 ( Total: 28 )
Shuu strikes for a mighty [28] damage
PseudoGM: That's enough for a [KO]!
PseudoGM: And that's the end of round three!
[Round 4]
PseudoGM: The remains of the red roller begin to glow and smoke, then -
PseudoGM rolled 5d6 and got 2, 4, 1, 1, 6 ( Total: 14 )
d6: 3 [Total: 3]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 17
PseudoGM rolled d8+10 and got 5 ( Total: 15 )
PseudoGM: Explodes for 15 damage as bits get sent flying at Wrench.
PseudoGM: Yin?
Yin rolled d100 and got 98 ( Total: 98 ) for Metal vs. Thundog B
PseudoGM: Hits the weakness!
Yin rolled d10+17 and got 6 ( Total: 23 ) for Surveying the battlefield, Yin forgoes the bow, so call on the earth beneath the remaining Thundog, causing jagged spikes of the land to cut upwards into the enemy!
PseudoGM: It fizzles out before it can respond in kind. [KO]!
[OOC] PseudoGM: +15 EXP
Wrench spits out a bit of grit. "Euuugh."
Yin pats out any remaining embers in her clothes before looking around the battlefield.
Shuu sighs, placing his axe on his back again "Are you doing well, Yin?"
Shuu: "Noticed you looked… Really bad there for a moment"
Sohl: "Phfaaaaaaaaaaa…" he brushes the dirt and dust and black splotches off of his clothes. "New outfit, next town."
Yin: "I'm fine, nothing rest won't fix, I think. Everyone else ok?"
Harino lets out a breath as she sheathes her katana. "I think we're all getting run down here."
Shuu: "Getting low on energy, myself. Which is a feat"
Yin casts and eye on an equally beat up Wrench. "Want a boost?"
Sohl: "Could really go for a soft bed, 'n some good -roasted- proteins, and … haugh, I better stop before I get too ahead of myself."
Shuu: "So could I" he looks around "Another dead-end, however. Come on, let's keep going"
Wrench grumbles and scampers forward, gun over her back.
PseudoGM: Well. That seems to have been all of the over eager critters in the general vacanity at least.
PseudoGM: The rest of the treck to the stairs is both quiet and uneventual. You spot a couple more animals near the shallow rivers on ocassion, but they look more like game than monster and tend to scatter once they notices you.
PseudoGM: There's another dot matrix billboard set up in the stairs, declaring the weather [CLEAR] on both F2009 and F2010 as you head up.
PseudoGM: And at the top of the stairs is another resting area, only this one seems to actually be maintained. The grass is cut, the benches are in tact, the vending machine is functioning! There's even a couple of kids playing around.
Wrench takes a look at the billboard. Then she turns back around at the floor behind her, then left and right, and then plants a kiss on the billboard before heading onwards.
PseudoGM: You can see a paved road leading out of the park area towns a town in the near distance, as well.
Sohl: "Well, there's somethin' good…" he says, as he reads the billboard, and does his best to hide his weariness once he realizes they're around others. Stands up straighter, speaks without needing to catch his breath, the lot.
Wrench: "Sweet territory, we made it."
Harino smiles brightly and waves to the kids, happy to see the town nearby.
Shuu: "Ah, finally"
Wrench: "You know, we further out than I ever been." She stretches gazes up at the lights pouring down.
Shuu: "Let's go and restock and find a nice place to rest, we can worry about what and how we're doing next tomorrow"
PseudoGM: Looks like it's a pretty big sized settlement too. [Inn] [Shrine] [General Store] [Magic Shop] [Enchanters] all available!
Sohl: "Oh man. I'm definitely gonna pick up some goods, here."
Harino hefts the miniature War Tortoise. "I've got a bounty to turn in, too."
PseudoGM: There's a couple of oohs and ahhs from the kids when they realize they don't recognize any of you in the slightest and are all wearing armor and carrying weapons in sight.
Yin walks slowly through the streets, window shopping a bit trying not to bring too much attention to herself as she heads to the inn first to set up a room.
PseudoGM: …There's also some tell-tell signs, to Sohl and Wrench at least, that there's probably a [Black Market] set up someone, if you wanted to go looking for one…
Shuu waves as he passes by
PseudoGM: Though that's obviously not on the Welcome To F2010 sign on the way in.
Wrench snaps a wave to the kiddies. Big horrible messy Hundred gal, here. She strolls into town, and - she sniffs the air.
Wrench: She sniffs the air again.
Wrench: "Aw, yeah."
Wrench: "I smell it."
Sohl gives the kids a grin and a wave as they amble down the road, and he makes for a clothier, looking for some sort of cloak or mantle… that's sort of a prerequisite for those kinds of places, ya' know.
Harino heads to the phone booth/billboard area to go report in on what was happening with Ryu, and to turn in the War Tortoise to whoever wants to… investigate it, she guesses?
PseudoGM: "Oh yeesh, he's boobytrapped the place now? Well. Good thing he knows how to perform the maitanance so it's not really a problem for them, I guess…" Some more mumbling as the clerk takes notes from Harino to relay. The tortoise is also unceremonious dumped into a cardboard box with "TOO R&D" scawled across the side, before your money for both jobs is handed over.
PseudoGM: Clothings easy enough to find Sohl, there's actually a couple second hand stores, and one that'll even do custom / brand new clothing rather than recycled, though it's a LOT pricier.
PseudoGM: As for new jobs on the board… looks like there's one to clear out the water process plant on this floor? Seems like some gremlins managed to find a way inside and have been making a mess of things.
Harino would probably feel sorry for the tortoise if she hadn't had to beat it up… Hmm, she'll have to mention that to the team, since that'll probably delay going up.
Wrench: "Huh, a water treatment plant…?"
Wrench: "You know if it's in the city limits?"
PseudoGM: "Technically? It a little ways out past the furtherst building, but not far enough away that I wouldn't say it's still part of the city."
Harino: "Work on it in the morning, decide after if we just continue up or stay another day?"
[OOC] Yin: -23G for a room and a quick visit to the shrine for prayers to her family spirits and to repair her majesty's charm
Wrench smiles sneakily. "Yeah. I mean, we better rest up, but…"
Wrench: "Gonna get you a present, like."
Shuu: "Hrm… Well, it is the water treatment plant"
Shuu: "So okay"
Harino: "…A present?"
Wrench: "I mean, I'm gonna get you present, in the water treatment plant, without havin' to barge in the front way."
Wrench: "Merry Christmas, like."
Sohl belly laughs at this.
Yin: "Presents from you would probably never be boring. I doubt you'd get anyone something like socks"
Harino blinks, then chuckles, shaking her head in amusement. "Oh, I see."
Sohl goes to hunt down a few back-alley shops… and he's on the hunt for something special. Something not often found, not often found in good condition, and something someone else will pay a premium for… [Gonna buy Trade Goods at some point, once we crunch some more numbers]
PseudoGM: You've certainly got your pick, with a market of this size.
Yin wanders off from the group again into the market throng to shop more (picking up more rations in the process, -5g)
PseudoGM: The inn itself it a bit off an odd building; it's mainly composed of three towers, with large pod style windows on each floor. There's thin walls spread between each tower to form a general enclosure area, where a large fire pit for cooking it set up and reception is handled. Three large banque tables flank each of the walls. Looks like your meal will probably be an Event.
Wrench sells off her sensor array [+15G] and pays for the inn and her offerings [-23G, but I think I said so already] and buys a bunch of rations. [-10G]
PseudoGM: The rooms are pretty small, with mostly just the beds inside and space for luggage, but they also seem to have control panels for tempature and humidity control in each individual room, which is fairly novel.
Yin makes a stop by the phone booth for a qucik call, then heads to the inn for some much needed rest and a lot of good food
Sohl puts a number of new sacks in his inn room, along with most of his gear and his weapon. It looks strange to see him travelling sans-pack (and it feels weird to him as well!), his brim bouncing a lot more with each unburdened step. He settles his account with the innkeeper while also inquiring about the dinner!
PseudoGM: Hope you're hungry for roasted pig and veggies, Sohl!
Wrench rips into dinner with the fervor of the starved.
Harino will put her combined bounty [+85] to good use, picking up a sturdy grappling hook and some rations [-70] before visiting the shrine and settling up with the innkeeper [-23]. She'll be grabbing some vegetables and a fair amount of roast pig.
Sohl eats deeply, savoring each bite. He chats with additional travellers, inn-sleepers, and the local workers- tells them of how the environmentals were broken just a floor down, and how that caused trouble even past that…
Sohl: "Just carry a lot of water if you plan on goin' deeper!"
Sohl: "It's workin' for now, and it'll probably hold, too, just!"
Sohl: "It's a dry, dusty place."
PseudoGM: One Driftin that appears to be herding a small group of familiars seems especially relieves at the news that the heat problem was fixed; turns out they only discovered that was an issue yesterday and hadn't had time to send someone down there yet.
Sohl: "Ah! Well there ya' go. Any news from above?"
PseudoGM: There's a lot of general gossip and chatter to pick up on - nothing super important but some of the things people are talking about probably help narrow down good ideas for trade goods to take out. Nothing too crazy's been going on in the immediate area aside from the gremlins- which there's a decent amount of noise about - but there was something weird going on with the lift about a week ago. Seems like it missed a stop on F2030 which caused a bit of an uproar someone started accusing the agency at runs it of losing the shipment.
PseudoGM: Turned out that it had just been sent down via runners though, and someone had forgotten to file the proper paper work. For a couple of days people were *definitely* thinking some hot shot Alloci was going to need to come down and crack heads, but alas.
Sohl: "Heh! Can't escape the red tape."
Yin: "Geeze, sounds like a lot of mess over some lousy paperwork," Yin leans back with a contented sigh after eating way too much and looks around the noisy banquet hall. "Seems like it's all pretty blown over now though"
PseudoGM: Other than that… well, just the trickle of gossip that filters down from the Important Floors. Apparently the nobles are all getting into a frenzy to prepare for some kind of event that happens once every couple of years that should be kicking off within the next few months, but it's largely unimportant to most people down here.
Wrench: "We're not too far from some of the lesser estates, ain't we? That's gonna be fun."
Sohl: "At the rate we're goin', we might be able to sneak in a banquet or three." He lowers the front of the brim of his hat, smiling behind it. "With the right gifts or paperwork."
Harino: "We'd probably stick out like a sore thumb, but that sounds like some good eating."
Sohl: "Stickin' out while the papers look- erm, are legit is part of the fun."
Yin perks up at the sly tone. "That sounds like it could be a lot of fun though." She begins people watching arounf the hall, looking out for anyone that might be noteworthy or worth mimicking.
Yin: "You might stick out, but it's always nice to be invited guests" she says with a wink.
Wrench: "Hey, there's no banquet out there I can't sneak into." Wrench pauses.
Wrench: "…Briefly."
Sohl digs into the roast pig and vegetables, liberally rehydrating, and sits with others in a common room and chats until the lights dim all the way down. Then… it's time for a deep sleep.
Harino …blinks. "You raise a good point, Yin."
Yin stands, yawning and stretching "Well, we'll have to maybe so some looking around before all that. But first- sleep. See you all in the morning."
Harino nods, saying her own good nights before heading off to bed.
PseudoGM: Huh, looks like there's actually settings on the beds themselves to control firmness on the beds as well, so you're all pretty much guarenteed to get a great night's rest when it's all said and done.
PseudoGM: Which is good, since it seems like you'll have a full day ahead of you tomorrow!

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