NightFloyd Transcript:
Heroine's Mantle by Andy Phillips
As played on ifMUD over 7 sessions between May 29 and August 17, 2012

Like ClubFloyd, the idea behind NightFloyd is that a group of people meet online to cooperatively play a game of interactive fiction.

Unlike ClubFloyd, NightFloyd often (but not always) takes on significantly larger works of interactive fiction, knowing going in that each one will take multiple sessions. NightFloyd is also a bit more informal than ClubFloyd in that it's only announced on the ifMUD #clubfloyd bulletin board, and the time shifts around to meet player's schedules far more than ClubFloyd does. NightFloyd is organized by genericgeekgirl, aka Adri.

Below is a transcript of Heroine's Mantle written by Andy Phillips. Heroine's Mantle was originally released in 2000. It was a finalist for three Xyzzy Awards: Best NPCs, Best Puzzles, and Best Story. You can learn more about the game, including how to download it, by visiting the ifWiki.


WARNING! Below you will find a transcript of people playing this game, and it goes without saying that the transcript is full of spoilers. So, if you've never played this game, and think you might like to at some point, I do not recommend reading any further. Instead, you might want to return to the interactive fiction page.


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Ellison says, "anyhow, Heroine's Mantle is a fun romp, despite some frustrating parts. I'll be happy to give nudges when people want them, but I imagine I'll be mainly watching this one. should be good, though."
jenrexrode says, "is it long"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask heroine"
Floyd ]
Floyd ]
Floyd ]
Floyd ]
Floyd ]               "It is the ordinary person who performs
Floyd ]                the acts of heroism in Atlantic City.
Floyd ]                We are merely the guides to show them
Floyd ]                the way."
Floyd ]
Floyd ]               -- the matriarch, first of the Crusaders
Floyd ]
Floyd ]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | [Press SPACE to continue]
genericgeekgirl says, "Probably."
genericgeekgirl pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Drowning                           Score: 0          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 1
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Ever since that night eight years ago, memories have haunted your
Floyd | sleep: katana flashing through the air, your mother's executioner
Floyd | wiping it clean, remarks he made to your father as you tasted your
Floyd | first mouthful of seawater.
Floyd |
Floyd | "A detective with the ACPD, and to think you had my complete trust. We
Floyd | all make mistakes, Mister Flint. Yours were to have a wife and
Floyd | daughter. They would have lived long, happy lives had you accepted my
Floyd | payoff and walked away."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Drowning (in the Atlantic ocean)
Floyd | You can't swim. In thirteen years, you never learned how.
Floyd |
Floyd | Not that it would make any difference. No teenage schoolgirl could
Floyd | hold her own against strong Atlantic currents. The swirling waters
Floyd | drag sediments of sand up from the seabed. Moonlight filters through
Floyd | the planks of a wooden jetty, one of many around Maiden's Wharf.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Online assistance available by typing HELP.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Drowning                           Score: 0          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 2
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | Your school blazer weighs heavily on your back, porous nylon absorbing
Floyd | seawater like a sponge. Leather boots, fastened and waterlogged, drag
Floyd | you deeper.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Yay, we're a teenage schoolgirl."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "drop blazer"
Floyd ]  Drowning                           Score: 0          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 3
Floyd |
Floyd | > DROP BLAZER
Floyd |
Floyd | You'll have to remove the school uniform first.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remove uniform"
Floyd ]  Drowning                           Score: 1          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 4
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE UNIFORM
Floyd |
Floyd | You pull your arms free of the blazer, sliding off your boots for good
Floyd | measure. The discarded items of clothing sink to the ocean floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | You're starting to see things: a golden horse riding across the ocean,
Floyd | no less. The flying animal disappears over the jetty.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "turn around, don't drown"
genericgeekgirl says, "I hope there wasn't anything in the blazer we needed."
DavidW asks, "You want to restart already?"
mwmiller says, "Snrk. Well, it *is* a game by the same dude as Heist..."
genericgeekgirl says, "Nah, it's cool. Chances are we'll die anyway, if it's anything like Hei-- Timing."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Drowning                           Score: 1          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 5
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | Shirt and stockings are all that remain of your school uniform.
Floyd |
Floyd | You bang your head on a wooden support pole.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "grab pole"
Floyd ]  Drowning                           Score: 1          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 6
Floyd |
Floyd | > GRAB POLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Your tiny hands slip on the wooden pole.
Floyd |
Floyd | A brilliant golden flash lights up the murky depths, and there's
Floyd | another. What's going on up there?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "yell"
Floyd ]  Drowning                           Score: 1          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 6
Floyd |
Floyd | > YELL
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "shout"
Floyd ]  Drowning                           Score: 1          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 6
Floyd |
Floyd | > SHOUT
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says (to floyd), "climb up"
Floyd ]  Drowning                           Score: 1          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 7
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLIMB UP
Floyd |
Floyd | You kick at the water, flapping your arms. Your situation hasn't
Floyd | improved.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky arrives, full of fun and funk.
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  Drowning                           Score: 1          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 8
Floyd |
Floyd | > UP
Floyd |
Floyd | You kick at the water, flapping your arms. Your situation hasn't
Floyd | improved.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remove stockings"
Floyd ]  Drowning                           Score: 1          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 9
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE STOCKINGS
Floyd |
Floyd | Your shirt buttons are too awkward to unfasten.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your head breaks the ocean surface. You breathe in deeply, emptying
Floyd | your lungs. A woman stands on the jetty, enshrouded in a halo. The
Floyd | Crusader? Waves lap over your sinking face. Was it her? You're not
Floyd | sure.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Firion asks, "Drowning?"
genericgeekgirl asks, "My stockings contain shirt buttons?"
eu says (to Floyd), "x jetty"
Floyd ]  Drowning                           Score: 1          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 10
Floyd |
Floyd | > X JETTY
Floyd |
Floyd | Wooden support poles extend down to the seabed.
Floyd |
Floyd | Something bangs you on the head: a golden staff, half dipped into the
Floyd | ocean.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Women's fashion is even more complicated that I thought."
DavidW says, "It was the schoolgirl fashion, I'm sure."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "grab staff"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 2          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 11
Floyd |
Floyd | > GRAB STAFF
Floyd |
Floyd | You grab hold of the staff. The person holding the other end lifts you
Floyd | onto the jetty. You blink, emptying your eyes of residual seawater.
Floyd |
Floyd | Jetty
Floyd | Waves crash against the quayside, frothy water draining away through
Floyd | the seaweed clogged jetty. Barges bob up and down on the ocean, moored
Floyd | to iron rings along a labyrinthine maze of piers stretching west.
Floyd | Further out, tankers import oil from the continent, unloading at
Floyd | offshore platforms.
Floyd |
Floyd | Two bodies lie face-up on the wharf: Mercedes and Jason, your murdered
Floyd | parents. The Crusader leans on her staff, watching in silence.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yay not drowning"
genericgeekgirl says, "Boo dead parents."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "search mercedes"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 2          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 12
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEARCH MERCEDES
Floyd |
Floyd | Your parents have already given you everything they had.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "x her"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 2          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 13
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HER
Floyd |
Floyd | (the Crusader)
Floyd | The woman's distinctive halo identifies her as the Crusader, heroine
Floyd | of Atlantic City. Shimmering, pulsating, golden light surrounds her
Floyd | completely, curving with her body, concealing her facial features
Floyd | behind a glowing ellipsoid. She carries the Staff of Justice, a rod of
Floyd | gold which shines in phase with its wielder.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh that is so sad."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x staff"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 2          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 14
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STAFF
Floyd |
Floyd | In Atlantic City, the staff is a legend, a half metre rod of gold with
Floyd | which the Crusader tackles her criminal foes. Roughly every second or
Floyd | so, it glows, bright as the sun, before fading to a single pulsating
Floyd | glyph. The inscribed runes light up in sequence: eastern script,
Floyd | supposedly the source of the heroine's power.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Origin story, donchaknow"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x runes"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 2          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 15
Floyd |
Floyd | > X RUNES
Floyd |
Floyd | In Atlantic City, the staff is a legend, a half metre rod of gold with
Floyd | which the Crusader tackles her criminal foes. Roughly every second or
Floyd | so, it glows, bright as the sun, before fading to a single pulsating
Floyd | glyph. The inscribed runes light up in sequence: eastern script,
Floyd | supposedly the source of the heroine's power.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says (to floyd), "ask crusader about parents"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 2          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 16
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK CRUSADER ABOUT PARENTS
Floyd |
Floyd | The Crusader can take care of herself, but your parents...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x mom"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 17
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MOM
Floyd |
Floyd | No matter how strong the storm, water will never wash the blood
Floyd | completely away. From this day onward, nothing will be the same. You
Floyd | recall photographs taken on your twelfth birthday: Jason swilling beer
Floyd | from his tankard, Mercedes dancing in her aquamarine gown, little Lisa
Floyd | blowing out the candles on her cake.
Floyd |
Floyd | Husband, wife, and daughter together in happiness. You will always
Floyd | remember them so. The Crusader hugs you closer, sorrow choking her
Floyd | voice.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not everyone can be saved. Justice will be served, I promise. You
Floyd | have the word of the Crusader. I managed to save one young girl. Who
Floyd | knows what she might grow up to become? I will watch over you,
Floyd | always."
Floyd |
Floyd | You stay by your parents' side, hoping that this is all some horrible
Floyd | nightmare, and that you will wake up to the sound of your mother's
Floyd | voice. Except you never do. When you finally accept your loss, the
Floyd | Crusader has gone.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller exclaims, "You rcall photographs? We're a replicant!"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 18
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Jetty
Floyd | Waves crash against the quayside, frothy water draining away through
Floyd | the seaweed clogged jetty. Barges bob up and down on the ocean, moored
Floyd | to iron rings along a labyrinthine maze of piers stretching west.
Floyd | Further out, tankers import oil from the continent, unloading at
Floyd | offshore platforms.
Floyd |
Floyd | Two bodies lie face-up on the wharf: Mercedes and Jason, your murdered
Floyd | parents.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "West?"
eu says (to Floyd), "x jason"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 19
Floyd |
Floyd | > X JASON
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing has changed since you last looked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Weird how we think of our parents by their first names."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search parents"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 20
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEARCH PARENTS
Floyd |
Floyd | Your parents have already given you everything they had.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x jason"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 21
Floyd |
Floyd | > X JASON
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing has changed since you last looked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "She's a very precocious teenager, I suppose."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 22
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   your school uniform (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x uniform"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 23
Floyd |
Floyd | > X UNIFORM
Floyd |
Floyd | Shirt and stockings are all that remain of your school uniform.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cry"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 23
Floyd |
Floyd | > CRY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says, "Big girls don't cry."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x stockings"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 24
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STOCKINGS
Floyd |
Floyd | Shirt and stockings are all that remain of your school uniform.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 25
Floyd |
Floyd | > XYZZY
Floyd |
Floyd | If Charlotte Anne can't use real magic, what chance have you got?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Charlotte?"
DavidW asks, "Who's Charlotte Anne? Is that a ref to something?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 26
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Jetty
Floyd | Waves crash against the quayside, frothy water draining away through
Floyd | the seaweed clogged jetty. Barges bob up and down on the ocean, moored
Floyd | to iron rings along a labyrinthine maze of piers stretching west.
Floyd | Further out, tankers import oil from the continent, unloading at
Floyd | offshore platforms.
Floyd |
Floyd | Two bodies lie face-up on the wharf: Mercedes and Jason, your murdered
Floyd | parents.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "uhm, I know carole anne"
mwmiller says, "It accidentally gave away the Crusader's secret identity! ... Or not."
jenrexrode says, "bury them"
genericgeekgirl says, "There was a Charlotte Ann Pendragon who was an illusionist. That's a weird reference, though, if that's it. Anyway.."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "bury parents"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 26
Floyd |
Floyd | > BURY PARENTS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take parents"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 27
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE PARENTS
Floyd |
Floyd | Let the dead rest in peace.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "throw parents overboard"
Floyd ]  Jetty                              Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 27
Floyd |
Floyd | > THROW PARENTS OVERBOARD
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to throw the parents.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Should we go west in search of pants?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Yes."
jenrexrode says, "heh"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Crusader's Statue                  Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 28
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Crusader's Statue
Floyd | As promised, the Crusader watches over you, if only in spirit. The
Floyd | heroine sits in the saddle of her golden horse, looking out to sea.
Floyd | Luminous paint coats the iron statue, glowing by night, a beacon for
Floyd | incoming ships. In her right hand, she holds the Staff of Justice.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the statue's base is a plaque dedicated by the mayor of Atlantic
Floyd | City.
Floyd |
Floyd | A flash of gold catches your eye: a bracelet around the heroine's
Floyd | wrist.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x plaque"
Floyd ]  Crusader's Statue                  Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 29
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PLAQUE
Floyd |
Floyd | An iron statue coated in luminous gold paint. In the dark, a glowing
Floyd | tribute to the heroine of Atlantic City. She is visible to approaching
Floyd | vessels, a blessing to their crew and a warning to pirates. The plaque
Floyd | reads:
Floyd |
Floyd | "In honour of Madame Crusader, who on July 3rd, 1989 saved the lives
Floyd | of 42 dock workers. For this, and countless other acts of heroism, we
Floyd | are eternally in her debt.
Floyd |
Floyd |    -- Thomas Hurst, mayor of Atlantic City."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "I'm sure that date will be super useful later on."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x bracelet"
Floyd ]  Crusader's Statue                  Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 30
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BRACELET
Floyd |
Floyd | A wristband, solid gold. Looking over the surface, you can't see any
Floyd | way to open it, which is odd. Writing is etched on the exterior:
Floyd |
Floyd | "Protect this child, for she symbolises love, peace, and justice."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "42"
DavidW says, "okay, I remember playing this before to the extent that we need that bracelet."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take bracelet"
Floyd ]  Crusader's Statue                  Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 31
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE BRACELET
Floyd |
Floyd | The statue's hand is too thick to slide the bracelet off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "x hand"
Floyd ]  Crusader's Statue                  Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 32
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HAND
Floyd |
Floyd | An iron statue coated in luminous gold paint. In the dark, a glowing
Floyd | tribute to the heroine of Atlantic City. She is visible to approaching
Floyd | vessels, a blessing to their crew and a warning to pirates. The plaque
Floyd | reads:
Floyd |
Floyd | "In honour of Madame Crusader, who on July 3rd, 1989 saved the lives
Floyd | of 42 dock workers. For this, and countless other acts of heroism, we
Floyd | are eternally in her debt.
Floyd |
Floyd |    -- Thomas Hurst, mayor of Atlantic City."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "x bracelet"
Floyd ]  Crusader's Statue                  Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 33
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BRACELET
Floyd |
Floyd | A wristband, solid gold. Looking over the surface, you can't see any
Floyd | way to open it, which is odd. Writing is etched on the exterior:
Floyd |
Floyd | "Protect this child, for she symbolises love, peace, and justice."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look under bracelet"
Floyd ]  Crusader's Statue                  Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 34
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER BRACELET
Floyd |
Floyd | There's a catch: the bracelet can be opened into two semicircular
Floyd | sections.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open catch"
Floyd ]  Crusader's Statue                  Score: 3          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 35
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN CATCH
Floyd |
Floyd | The bracelet snaps open, falling onto the wharf.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take bracelet"
Floyd ]  Crusader's Statue                  Score: 4          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 36
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE BRACELET
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "wear bracelet"
Floyd ]  Crusader's Statue                  Score: 4          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 36
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR BRACELET
Floyd |
Floyd | You place the bracelet around your wrist, snapping it closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | The golden horse gallops over the ocean, white water raining off its
Floyd | hooves. It rears up above, glowing halo shining down on Maiden's
Floyd | Wharf, and on an orphaned young girl, standing alone by herself. The
Floyd | Crusader calls out to you, her voice reassuring in your darkest hour.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I will watch over you, always."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | [Press SPACE to continue]
genericgeekgirl pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 37
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | December 24th, 2000.
Floyd |
Floyd | It's been eight years. Eight, long years searching for the man
Floyd | responsible. Four years to put a name to his face, and another four of
Floyd | secret investigations while working as a reporter for Atlantic City
Floyd | Television.
Floyd |
Floyd | The breakthrough happened three days ago. Amy, your closest friend at
Floyd | ACTV, gave you an early Christmas present. Somehow-- and exactly how
Floyd | is a mystery, she was able to discover the whereabouts of Toshigi
Floyd | Takamura, asking you to meet her at the annual festive get-together of
Floyd | the Yamitsi Electronics Corporation.
Floyd |
Floyd | So, you donned your finest evening dress, polished up your mother's
Floyd | chain, and used your connections to get an invite.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | HEROINE'S MANTLE
Floyd | An original work of interactive fiction
Floyd | Copyright (c) 2000, Andy Phillips
Floyd |
Floyd | Release 3 / Serial number 001211 / Inform v6.21 Library 6/10
Floyd |
Floyd | Cocktail Reception
Floyd | Chirping gizmos welcome you, in their gratingly digitised opinions, to
Floyd | the best party of all time. You'd have to disagree. Yamitsi products
Floyd | may be many things, but they're not Christmas decorations. Events are
Floyd | centred around a globe, which you can circumnavigate to the southeast
Floyd | and southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | One exits through lift doors on the north side, or if you're feeling
Floyd | energetic, an adjacent stairwell descends twenty-four stories to the
Floyd | lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | No cocktails remain, which is just as well because you'd be tempted to
Floyd | try one. Almost midnight, no sign of Amy, and everybody else speaks a
Floyd | language you never learned. Not the ideal way to spend Christmas Eve.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl clears the save counter.
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf1"
Floyd | %% File to save:
Floyd | %% Save file: cf1
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 37
Floyd |
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd |
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "'search bracelet' doesn't reveal the catch."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 38
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | Lisa Flint, a slimly built, female caucasian, twenty-one years of age.
Floyd | Your eyes are ocean blue, a reminder of events at Maiden's Wharf eight
Floyd | years ago. Genetics weren't kind: your hair is wavy blonde, just like
Floyd | your mother's.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "We grew up!"
jenrexrode asks, "austin commmunity television?"
DavidW says, "Not a schoolgirl any more!"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 39
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a blue evening dress (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode wanders off. genericgeekgirl says, "Oh good, the underwear is listed."
Allen says, "'Should we go west in search of pants?' sounds like a pivotal quotation from American history"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x underwear"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 40
Floyd |
Floyd | > X UNDERWEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | An elasticated bra and tight fitting leggings, if you must know.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode arrives, full of fun and funk.
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "remove underwear"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 41
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE UNDERWEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You're not taking that off!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "got booted"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x dress"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 42
Floyd |
Floyd | > X DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | The dress is a captivating shade of deep blue, a one piece garment of
Floyd | stunning beauty. Spiral patterns have been woven onto the material
Floyd | with silver thread, converging towards two spacious shoulder loops.
Floyd | The dress is designed to leave its wearer's arms totally exposed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ooh. Pretties."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x chain"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 43
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CHAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | A silver-link chain with a clasp. Fastened to its centre is a sapphire
Floyd | encrusted crucifix, inscribed with roman lettering. It was a present
Floyd | to your mother on her wedding day, and you've kept it ever since-- no,
Floyd | you've thought about it enough.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says, "'Designed to leave its wearer's arms totally exposed.' So, sleeveless."
genericgeekgirl says (to mwmiller), "It would seem that way."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x bracelet"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 44
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BRACELET
Floyd |
Floyd | A wristband, solid gold. There's a catch underneath for separating the
Floyd | bracelet into two semicircular sections. Writing is etched on the
Floyd | exterior:
Floyd |
Floyd | "Protect this child, for she symbolises love, peace, and justice."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller does a recall... "No 'seems' anywhere (yet)! Hallelujah!"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x globe"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 45
Floyd |
Floyd | > X GLOBE
Floyd |
Floyd | The central region of the twenty-fourth floor is occupied by a
Floyd | spherical map of the planet. Spinning on an axis of refined silicon,
Floyd | the huge glass ball rotates in precise step with the Earth. Yamitsi's
Floyd | conquests are marked with microchips, which light up and fade as night
Floyd | and day pass over the seven continents.
Floyd |
Floyd | The sun is rising over southeast Asia.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller exclaims, "Well it's the Land of the Rising Sun after all!"
genericgeekgirl says, "So we have paths to se and sw, the lift and stairwell to the north. And no drinks."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "touch globe"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 46
Floyd |
Floyd | > TOUCH GLOBE
Floyd |
Floyd | The glass is smooth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to ggg), "That's my summation too."
genericgeekgirl says, "1. Find booze. 2. Find Amy. 3. Go home."
genericgeekgirl asks, "se?"
jenrexrode says, "easy peasy"
DavidW says, "4. Profit!"
eu says (to genericgeekgirl), "Sure."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 47
Floyd |
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd | You circle clockwise around the globe, coming to the bayview.
Floyd |
Floyd | Bayview
Floyd | This side of the Earth is dark, allowing you to gaze without
Floyd | distraction at the panoramic view of Atlantic City by night. The
Floyd | exterior wall is glass, a tinted window which faces the eastern bay.
Floyd | It bends with the corridor, turning through a quarter circle from
Floyd | northwest to southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | If it weren't for the overhanging balcony blotting out the stars, the
Floyd | view from the Yamitsi building would be breathtaking.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone must have got tired of standing, and fetched their chair from
Floyd | the dining table. And then got tired of sitting on hard mahogany,
Floyd | leaving it behind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode asks, "find the real killers?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "sit"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 48
Floyd |
Floyd | > SIT
Floyd |
Floyd | That won't help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "sit on chair"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 49
Floyd |
Floyd | > SIT ON CHAIR
Floyd |
Floyd | The chair looks very uncomfortable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Boo."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "look under chair"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 50
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER CHAIR
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x chair"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 51
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CHAIR
Floyd |
Floyd | One of those fancy chairs that sacrifices comfort for artistic
Floyd | glamour. The wood is mahogany, a hard choice for whoever's leaning
Floyd | against the backrest. The chair seat is horizontal, and no cushion is
Floyd | provided.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "push chair"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 52
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUSH CHAIR
Floyd |
Floyd | Yes-- the seat folds, swinging into a vertical position. The chair's
Floyd | front legs collide with those at the rear, lowering by a good few
Floyd | inches. Despite checking the wood over and over again, you can't find
Floyd | any hinges. Incredible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh."
eu says, "Wow."
genericgeekgirl says, "I wasn't expecting that. I just wanted to know if we could take it elsewhere."
eu says (to genericgeekgirl), "Good work."
mwmiller says, "Chair for throwing at the villain in a wrestling match."
DavidW says, "I suspect the chair is portable, and used as a ladder."
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "I mean: I meant to do that!"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take chair"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 53
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CHAIR
Floyd |
Floyd | The chair's legs shake as you pick it up.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 54
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a folded dining chair
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a blue evening dress (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "That's an odd response."
eu says (to Floyd), "x chair's legs"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 54
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CHAIR'S LEGS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x legs"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 54
Floyd |
Floyd | > X LEGS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "shake chair"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 55
Floyd |
Floyd | > SHAKE CHAIR
Floyd |
Floyd | You look ridiculous waving the folded dining chair.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says, "I should say so."
DavidW says, "Chair's got legs, it knows how to use them,.."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 56
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Bayview
Floyd | This side of the Earth is dark, allowing you to gaze without
Floyd | distraction at the panoramic view of Atlantic City by night. The
Floyd | exterior wall is glass, a tinted window which faces the eastern bay.
Floyd | It bends with the corridor, turning through a quarter circle from
Floyd | northwest to southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | If it weren't for the overhanging balcony blotting out the stars, the
Floyd | view from the Yamitsi building would be breathtaking.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x balcony"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 57
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BALCONY
Floyd |
Floyd | The trapezium based balcony narrows to the east, somewhat
Floyd | stereotypical Japanese imagery carved on the stone railings. It must
Floyd | be part of the penthouse suite, as it's an extension of the floor
Floyd | above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "x railings"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 57
Floyd |
Floyd | > X RAILINGS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "East?"
eu nods.
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 58
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Or not."
mwmiller golf-claps.
genericgeekgirl says, "I guess we can't actually reach it."
DavidW says, "anyway, we should probably leave the chair until we have a possible use for it. It looks odd to carry chairs at parties."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x window"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 59
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | Yes, a shame about that balcony.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Like anyone would notice?"
DavidW says, "Fine."
mwmiller says (to floyd), "enter balcony"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 60
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER BALCONY
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't, since the balcony is on the other side of a glass window.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says (to floyd), "open window"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 61
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | It's not the kind of window that opens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "smash window with chair"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 62
Floyd |
Floyd | > SMASH WINDOW WITH CHAIR
Floyd |
Floyd | That would be highly dangerous.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Get the drink first before smashing stuff."
genericgeekgirl says, "Ha, ok."
mwmiller says, "OKAY FINE. Guess we might as well continue o/~ Around the world, around the world o/~"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 63
Floyd |
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd | You circle anticlockwise around the globe, coming to the cocktail
Floyd | reception.
Floyd |
Floyd | Cocktail Reception
Floyd | Chirping gizmos welcome you, in their gratingly digitised opinions, to
Floyd | the best party of all time. You'd have to disagree. Yamitsi products
Floyd | may be many things, but they're not Christmas decorations. Events are
Floyd | centred around a globe, which you can circumnavigate to the southeast
Floyd | and southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | One exits through lift doors on the north side, or if you're feeling
Floyd | energetic, an adjacent stairwell descends twenty-four stories to the
Floyd | lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Bayview                            Score: 5             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 62
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Bayview
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Presentation                       Score: 6             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 63
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You circle clockwise around the globe, coming to the main
Floyd | presentation.
Floyd |
Floyd | Presentation
Floyd | Chaos reigns supreme at Yamitsi's main presentation, party guests
Floyd | dashing to and fro in drunken stupors. The more sober amongst them
Floyd | jostle for position, jumping up and down and standing on tiptoes.
Floyd | Those at the other end of the spectrum have vomited on the carpeted
Floyd | gangways that curve in from the northwest and northeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | The hub of activity is a large television screen south of the globe.
Floyd |
Floyd | He's ten metres away from you. Toshigi Takamura, the gangland boss who
Floyd | murdered your parents. The man you've hated so much for the last eight
Floyd | years is relaxing in his jacuzzi with two Japanese women. Of course,
Floyd | all this is relayed over the television screen, but Amy was right.
Floyd | He's here. Speaking of which, so is she.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your friend joins you, looking with distaste at Takamura.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Jackpot, Lisa! I told you we'd find our man at the party. He seems to
Floyd | be having a good time. Let's find somewhere private. Can't talk out
Floyd | here-- too risky."
Floyd |
Floyd | Your fellow reporter indicates you to take the lead.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says, "They've all got drunk, why can't we? D="
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x screen"
Floyd ]  Presentation                       Score: 6             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 64
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SCREEN
Floyd |
Floyd | Large, like a cinema screen. Optical data cables wind down the
Floyd | suspension poles, linking the television with relay nodes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your lifelong enemy, Toshigi Takamura, is giving a speech. He shares
Floyd | his bathtub with two Japanese girls, but you suspect there's more to
Floyd | them than pretty faces. These women are alert, athletic and carry
Floyd | needle guns in their swimsuit tops.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your friend taps the floor with her foot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Yes, Amy. You can wait. I'm *looking* at things."
jenrexrode says, "sounds itchy"
genericgeekgirl asks, "I always carry needle guns in my swimsuit tops. What's a needle gun?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x takamura"
Floyd ]  Presentation                       Score: 6             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 65
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TAKAMURA
Floyd |
Floyd | Your lifelong enemy, Toshigi Takamura, is giving a speech. He shares
Floyd | his bathtub with two Japanese girls, but you suspect there's more to
Floyd | them than pretty faces. These women are alert, athletic and carry
Floyd | needle guns in their swimsuit tops.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your friend taps the floor with her foot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "A gun that fires needles, I think."
jenrexrode asks, "at fabric?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Fine. Continue to the nw? I don't think we've seen anywhere private yet."
eu | A needle gun is a firearm that has a needle-like firing pin, which can pass through the paper cartridge case to strike a percussion cap at the bullet base.
DavidW says, "Maybe the gun is simply slim as a needle."
mwmiller says, "According to Wikipedia (caveat etc.), a rifle with a needle-like firing pin. That presumably fires bullets."
mwmiller says, "Yes, let's continue around the world before we go kill Bill."
jenrexrode says, "they must have a holster or somthing to hold it tight"
DavidW says, "Anyway, Amy wants us to find a private place to talk. I'm guessing the ladies' room."
inky says, "I think in sf circles needle guns shoot needles"
inky says, "they're fast and quiet"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Sure, but to the nw, since we haven't seen anything?"
eu says, "NW is good."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd ]  Dining Area                        Score: 6             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 66
Floyd |
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd | You circle clockwise around the globe, coming to the dining area.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dining Area
Floyd | The party organisers really went to town, preparing a three course
Floyd | meal. All the crockery has been cleared away and a long banquet table
Floyd | pushed over to one side. A trail of pulled party poppers follow the
Floyd | globe anticlockwise to Yamitsi's main presentation. The carpets to the
Floyd | northeast are comparitively clean.
Floyd |
Floyd | Wisely realising that turkey, pudding and wine don't mix altogether
Floyd | well, the caterers set up the dining table within staggering distance
Floyd | of the washrooms.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your friend tags along.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "but in other sf circles, gun needles shoot guns"
eu says, "Heh."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "enter washroom"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 6             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 67
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER WASHROOM
Floyd |
Floyd | The door handle is stiff, but you manage to turn it and enter the
Floyd | washroom.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ladies Washroom
Floyd | Perhaps this is pro-female bias, but you can't imagine the men's room
Floyd | being neat and tidy. The caring sex have lived up to their reputation:
Floyd | the pinewood cubicle doors are closed to, the porcelain washbasins are
Floyd | spotless, and not a single tap has been left turned on.
Floyd |
Floyd | Amy enters through the washroom door. She looks around, zig-zagging
Floyd | between the cubicles before turning to you.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Looks promising, Lisa. But we'll have to do something about that
Floyd | door. We don't want other people to stumble in and overhear our plan,
Floyd | do we?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, ""> wash hands" "You are neat and tidy!""
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 6             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 68
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLOSE DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | The washroom door is hinged, and closes of its own accord.
Floyd |
Floyd | Amy leaps up and down impatiently.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "oh, a use for the chair?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "block door"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 6             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 68
Floyd |
Floyd | > BLOCK DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to block the washroom door with?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "block door with chair"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 69
Floyd |
Floyd | > BLOCK DOOR WITH CHAIR
Floyd |
Floyd | You slide the chair's mahogany backrest under the door handle, pushing
Floyd | its legs as far along the floor as you can. You check the brass knob:
Floyd | it doesn't turn at all. Satisfied, you give Amy a smug glance, but
Floyd | your friend is already kneeling at your side.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Seems reasonably secure. Now where were we? Ah yes, Mister Takamura."
Floyd |
Floyd | Amy leans against the far wall, legs crossed and arms folded. You'd
Floyd | swear she was gauging your reaction.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by three points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Yay"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "react"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 69
Floyd |
Floyd | > REACT
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says, "Yes, WHAT ABOUT TAKAMURA"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "talk to amy"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 69
Floyd |
Floyd | > TALK TO AMY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "ask about takamura"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 69
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK ABOUT TAKAMURA
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh come on."
mwmiller says (to floyd), "amy, tell me about takamura"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 70
Floyd |
Floyd | > AMY, TELL ME ABOUT TAKAMURA
Floyd |
Floyd | "You're the expert. Or you should be after four years research
Floyd | strictly off the record."
Floyd |
Floyd | "If you want the man who killed your parents, then you're going to
Floyd | have to bend the rules. You don't bring down a leading member of the
Floyd | Yakuza by pre-arranging an interview and asking polite questions. He
Floyd | rarely sets foot outside of Japan, unless on important business. So
Floyd | why has he come here tonight, one wonders?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ah."
mwmiller exclaims, "Be vewy vewy quiet, we'we hunting vewbs!"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 71
Floyd |
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | "You're the expert. Or you should be after four years research
Floyd | strictly off the record."
Floyd |
Floyd | "My sources drew a blank, but my instincts tell me something on a
Floyd | grand scale is about to go down in Atlantic City. You and I both agree
Floyd | that justice is our aim, not a bloody vendetta. Takamura's upstairs,
Floyd | in the penthouse suite. Try and find something incriminating. Here,
Floyd | you'd better take this, just in case."
Floyd |
Floyd | Amy hands you a silvery tube the size of a lipstick case: a compact
Floyd | taser. Your friend seems about to say something else, but pauses,
Floyd | looking at the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x tube"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 72
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TUBE
Floyd |
Floyd | A miniaturised version of its more common larger sister, although the
Floyd | operating principle is much the same: a thin wire is fired at the
Floyd | chosen target, electric charge is passed along, and the high voltage
Floyd | renders the person unconscious for several hours-- unless its power
Floyd | source overloads, which would be bad.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I think I can trust you, Lisa. Isn't that what my whole other life's
Floyd | been built on? Trust? In case something happens to me, you need to
Floyd | know who I really--"
Floyd |
Floyd | From outside come shouts of alarm, interspersed with the scuffling of
Floyd | feet. Amy sprints across the room, performing a graceful somersault.
Floyd | Her two-footed lunge breaks the chair up into useless pieces of
Floyd | mahogany. As she leaves the washroom, your friend spins her plain gold
Floyd | papered cracker.
Floyd |
Floyd | Strange. Before, it had black stripes. And her gown: there was an
Floyd | ambient glow like-- no, that would be a ridiculous suggestion to make.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Crazy."
mwmiller says, "We're going to tase Mr. Businessman to death? Uh."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 73
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Ladies Washroom
Floyd | Perhaps this is pro-female bias, but you can't imagine the men's room
Floyd | being neat and tidy. The caring sex have lived up to their reputation:
Floyd | the pinewood cubicle doors are closed to, the porcelain washbasins are
Floyd | spotless, and not a single tap has been left turned on.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a wrecked dining chair here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I don't think death is the idea, no"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take chair"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 74
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CHAIR
Floyd |
Floyd | The chair is in several useless pieces.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take pieces"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 74
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE PIECES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x cubicles"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 75
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CUBICLES
Floyd |
Floyd | Pine toilet cubicle doors, all closed to.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open cubicles"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 76
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN CUBICLES
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't need to go right now.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x washbasin"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 77
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WASHBASIN
Floyd |
Floyd | Porcelain washbasins with aluminium tap fittings. What's to tell?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "turn on tap"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 78
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN ON TAP
Floyd |
Floyd | You're clean enough, thank you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Fine, fine."
mwmiller exclaims, "You were close!"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Back out to explore the dining area?"
eu says, "Sure."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  Dining Area                        Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 79
Floyd |
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd | You leave through the door, returning to the dining area.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dining Area
Floyd | The party organisers really went to town, preparing a three course
Floyd | meal. All the crockery has been cleared away and a long banquet table
Floyd | pushed over to one side. A trail of pulled party poppers follow the
Floyd | globe anticlockwise to Yamitsi's main presentation. The carpets to the
Floyd | northeast are comparitively clean.
Floyd |
Floyd | Wisely realising that turkey, pudding and wine don't mix altogether
Floyd | well, the caterers set up the dining table within staggering distance
Floyd | of the washrooms.
Floyd |
Floyd | A pair of Japanese reporters excitedly leave the men's washroom,
Floyd | camera bulbs flashing as they run southwards.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "or find out what the commotion is,"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x reporters"
Floyd ]  Dining Area                        Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 79
Floyd |
Floyd | > X REPORTERS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "enter men's washroom"
Floyd ]  Dining Area                        Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 79
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER MEN'S WASHROOM
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says, "We're a reporter, follow them and blend in."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Presentation                       Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 80
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You circle anticlockwise around the globe, coming to the main
Floyd | presentation.
Floyd |
Floyd | Presentation
Floyd | Chaos reigns supreme at Yamitsi's main presentation, party guests
Floyd | dashing to and fro in drunken stupors. The more sober amongst them
Floyd | jostle for position, jumping up and down and standing on tiptoes.
Floyd | Those at the other end of the spectrum have vomited on the carpeted
Floyd | gangways that curve in from the northwest and northeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | Takamura's speech has been cut short, replaced by a close up of a man
Floyd | in a black suit. Some reporters talk urgently into their mobile
Floyd | phones, trying to ascertain the origin of the unscheduled broadcast.
Floyd | Others stand in stunned silence, mouths agape at the stranger's
Floyd | appearance. Amy slaps her head in frustration.
Floyd |
Floyd | "The Baron! I should have known."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller exclaims, "Curse you, Red Baron!"
eu says (to Floyd), "amy, tell me about baron"
Floyd ]  Presentation                       Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 81
Floyd |
Floyd | > AMY, TELL ME ABOUT BARON
Floyd |
Floyd | Amy's attention is on the screen.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the distance, Atlantic City's memorial clock chimes midnight,
Floyd | signalling the arrival of Christmas day. The stranger holds up a
Floyd | crystal decanter.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Merry Christmas, everybody. Don't bother attempting to change
Floyd | channels. I'm far too important to be simply switched off. Besides,
Floyd | you'd miss out on the event of the millennium, and you wouldn't want
Floyd | to do that, I assure you."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x decanter"
Floyd ]  Presentation                       Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 82
Floyd |
Floyd | > X DECANTER
Floyd |
Floyd | A stranger has taken over the broadcast. The man is in his fifties,
Floyd | sporting a well-trimmed white beard. The electric wheelchair in which
Floyd | he sits lumbers him with the apperance of frailty, yet sparkling eyes
Floyd | betray intelligence.
Floyd |
Floyd | "The mayor, bless his soon to be resting soul, has quite a party
Floyd | planned. People are to parade the streets, celebrating the end of the
Floyd | twentieth century, singing and dancing as spectacular firework
Floyd | displays illuminate the heavens. So, how do we top it all off? Well,
Floyd | I've organised a few memorable events of my own."
Floyd |
Floyd | The stranger allows the tension to build, sipping more of his brandy.
Floyd | A whiff of arousing perfume grabs your attention-- and not just yours,
Floyd | either. Every person present turns to look at the mysterious oriental
Floyd | beauty in her short-skirted red dress. Amy follows her, both women
Floyd | vanishing from sight to the northwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Villian #2, I assume?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x screen"
Floyd ]  Presentation                       Score: 9             One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 83
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SCREEN
Floyd |
Floyd | Large, like a cinema screen. Optical data cables wind down the
Floyd | suspension poles, linking the television with relay nodes.
Floyd |
Floyd | A stranger has taken over the broadcast. The man is in his fifties,
Floyd | sporting a well-trimmed white beard. The electric wheelchair in which
Floyd | he sits lumbers him with the apperance of frailty, yet sparkling eyes
Floyd | betray intelligence.
Floyd |
Floyd | The broadcaster resumes his speech.
Floyd |
Floyd | "On that fateful night, three brothers will each wreak their own brand
Floyd | of havoc: infernos will rage, disease will spread, and aeroplanes will
Floyd | crash. In the midst of the resulting chaos, three sisters will spirit
Floyd | away the city's most treasured possessions. Unless, of course, the
Floyd | Crusader intervenes."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah, yes-- the Crusader, Atlantic City's very own golden avenger. Here
Floyd | is a lady who proudly swings her Staff of Justice, maintaining law and
Floyd | order whilst hiding the follies of the inept police department. Pity
Floyd | you all, for resting your hopes on such a pathetic heroine."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "should we follow?"
genericgeekgirl says, "I guess we need to listen first."
Ellison says, "oh yeah. forgot this was a Christmas game (well, as much as Die Hard is a Christmas movie)"
genericgeekgirl says, "Haha. I was just thinking of Die Hard."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Presentation                       Score: 10            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 84
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | "All that remains is for me to wish you a crime-ridden new
Floyd | millennium."
Floyd |
Floyd | The Baron smiles, proposing a toast to the invisible camera as the
Floyd | picture fades into white-- static, like the party guests. They're on
Floyd | the move now, all rushing off to book seats on the next available
Floyd | flight to Tokyo. You're not too worried: the Crusader will save the
Floyd | day. She always does, in the end.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Presentation                       Score: 10            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 85
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Presentation
Floyd | Yamitsi's guests have all gone home, prompted into early retirement by
Floyd | the party pooping Baron in black. You can tell they were here: the
Floyd | carpets are filthy, the globe smeared with sticky finger marks.
Floyd | Footprints imprinted in the sloshy vomit trail off to the northeast
Floyd | and northwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | Static fills the giant television screen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu asks, "Are the cables and relays important?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x cables"
Floyd ]  Presentation                       Score: 10            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 85
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CABLES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Unlikely."
eu says, "'K."
genericgeekgirl asks, "Northwest, after Amy and Lady in Red?"
mwmiller says (to floyd), "turn off the television"
Floyd ]  Presentation                       Score: 10            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 86
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN OFF THE TELEVISION
Floyd |
Floyd | The television screen is controlled from elsewhere.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Unless you want to climb the globe and get inside for some reason."
genericgeekgirl says, "Hee"
mwmiller says, "Pfffft. Okay, go after 'em."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd ]  Dining Area                        Score: 10            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 87
Floyd |
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd | You circle clockwise around the globe, coming to the dining area.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dining Area
Floyd | The party organisers really went to town, preparing a three course
Floyd | meal. All the crockery has been cleared away and a long banquet table
Floyd | pushed over to one side. A trail of pulled party poppers follow the
Floyd | globe anticlockwise to Yamitsi's main presentation. The carpets to the
Floyd | northeast are comparitively clean.
Floyd |
Floyd | Wisely realising that turkey, pudding and wine don't mix altogether
Floyd | well, the caterers set up the dining table within staggering distance
Floyd | of the washrooms.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Bathroom maybe?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd ]  Dining Area                        Score: 10            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 88
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TABLE
Floyd |
Floyd | A mahogany table thirty metres long, capable of seating hundreds of
Floyd | guests. When the party was in full swing, steaming platters of turkey
Floyd | roast would be laid out alongside chilled wine, with Christmas cake
Floyd | for dessert. All this food has since been devoured by greedy punters,
Floyd | and the carpets swept clean.
Floyd |
Floyd | The waiters, in their infinite wisdom, have stacked the chairs
Floyd | underneath.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "look under table"
Floyd ]  Dining Area                        Score: 10            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 89
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER TABLE
Floyd |
Floyd | The waiters, in their infinite wisdom, have stacked the chairs
Floyd | underneath.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take chair"
Floyd ]  Dining Area                        Score: 10            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 89
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CHAIR
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x chairs"
Floyd ]  Dining Area                        Score: 10            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 90
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CHAIRS
Floyd |
Floyd | Dining chairs laid out horizontally, resting on top of one another.
Floyd | None of this would be possible if their seats hadn't been folded
Floyd | against the backrests.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says, "There's our late clue."
genericgeekgirl says, "Ah. Hint we don't need. Yeah."
DavidW says, "oh, I guess that's a hint for the other chair, yeah"
genericgeekgirl says, "Push seems like an odd alias for that."
mwmiller says, "It is, unless you're a tester who's already tried 7000 other synonyms."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "enter bathroom"
Floyd ]  Dining Area                        Score: 10            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 90
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER BATHROOM
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "enter washroom"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 10            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 91
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER WASHROOM
Floyd |
Floyd | The door handle is stiff, but you manage to turn it and enter the
Floyd | washroom.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ladies Washroom
Floyd | Perhaps this is pro-female bias, but you can't imagine the men's room
Floyd | being neat and tidy. The caring sex have lived up to their reputation:
Floyd | the pinewood cubicle doors are closed to, the porcelain washbasins are
Floyd | spotless, and not a single tap has been left turned on.
Floyd |
Floyd | An attractively slim oriental beauty admires herself in the mirror.
Floyd | You wouldn't normally make such comments, but there's something about
Floyd | her: that perfume she's wearing, the way she moves her legs.
Floyd | Entrancing, like a spider weaving her web.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a wrecked dining chair here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman tosses back her hair.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says, "Speaking of missing synonyms."
genericgeekgirl asks, "She's standing looking in the mirror, and she's managing to move her legs in an "entrancing way"? Really?"
mwmiller says, "This author has never been in a women's restroom in his life, has he."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x woman"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 10            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 92
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman is Asian, possibly Chinese. She's just under six feet tall,
Floyd | wearing a dress to match her deep red lipstick. Her skirt is
Floyd | shortened, and she bares her muscular legs for all to see. You feel
Floyd | distinctly uncomfortable in this woman's presence, thoughts blurred by
Floyd | the sweet, almost hypnotic, aroma of her perfume.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think we're supposed to imagine this woman as a spider."
mwmiller says, "Okay, the Crusa-- I mean Amy is prominent in her absence. Ask the nice lady what went down."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf2"
Floyd | %% File to save:
Floyd | %% Save file: cf2
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 10            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 92
Floyd |
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd |
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "talk to lady"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 10            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 92
Floyd |
Floyd | > TALK TO LADY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "lady, hello"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 10            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 93
Floyd |
Floyd | > LADY, HELLO
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman takes no notice of you.
Floyd |
Floyd | The oriental beauty blows a pink bubble, popping the gum inside her
Floyd | mouth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "punch lady"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 10            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 94
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUNCH LADY
Floyd |
Floyd | You're distracted by the smell of expensive perfume.
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman tosses back her hair.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "smell"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 11            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 95
Floyd |
Floyd | > SMELL
Floyd |
Floyd | A mixture of confusing odours. You can't tell one from-- wait! Was
Floyd | that a rose? No, more like a daffodil, your mother's favourite flower.
Floyd | The scent reminds you of her: the young and beautiful Mercedes. Come
Floyd | to think of it, the lady over by the mirror shares those qualities.
Floyd |
Floyd | You feel an irresistable urge to be close to the woman, to drool over
Floyd | her figure as you reach under her dress. To fondle her body until you
Floyd | come to her perfectly round-- NO! What were you thinking!? The lady
Floyd | extracts a well chewed wad of pink bubblegum, sticking it onto the
Floyd | mirror. Her dress rustles as she moves closer.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Feeling off colour? Don't worry. That's quite normal. Right now, you
Floyd | would die to give me a kiss. Many men have, and women too. I don't
Floyd | discriminate. I'm here on business, but I've got a little time to
Floyd | kill. Very warm, isn't it? They must have the heating on full blast.
Floyd | What do you say we cool off?"
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says (to floyd), "ask lady about amy"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 11            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 96
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK LADY ABOUT AMY
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman puts a finger to her lips.
Floyd |
Floyd | The oriental beauty crosses her legs, rubbing one against the other.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take gum"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 11            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 97
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE GUM
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't take your eyes off the woman.
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman tosses back her hair.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Poisonous lipstick?"
mwmiller says (to floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 11            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 98
Floyd |
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't take your eyes off the woman.
Floyd |
Floyd | The oriental lady lifts up the lower part of your dress.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says (to floyd), "hit me"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 11            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 99
Floyd |
Floyd | > HIT ME
Floyd |
Floyd | Committing suicide won't help matters.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think... we're supposed to get undressed."
mwmiller says, "OH COME ON"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undress"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 11            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 99
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "remove dress"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 11            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 100
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | With the oriental beauty watch-- her seductively persuasive smile
Floyd | forces you to reconsider. After watching you slide off your dress,
Floyd | your conterpart undoes her leather belt, turning her back on you.
Floyd |
Floyd | "In my experience, men are stupid. Whenever they lay eyes on scantily
Floyd | clad young ladies, they get careless. You'll be a more interesting
Floyd | case study, because your desire stems from the alsanine lacing my
Floyd | perfume. Enchanting stuff. I want to be in good shape for my
Floyd | appointment. Would you mind easing my back pains for me?"
Floyd |
Floyd | The mysterious beauty takes off her red dress, tossing it over her
Floyd | shoulder. Now completely clotheless, she bends over a washbasin,
Floyd | arching her back.
Floyd |
Floyd | The oriental beauty gives you a smile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Well. Floyd After Dark, indeed."
mwmiller says, "This is getting creepy, but okay."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rub back"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 11            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 101
Floyd |
Floyd | > RUB BACK
Floyd |
Floyd | The odour of perfume becomes stronger as you approach the woman's
Floyd | back, sapping your reserves of willpower. Your hands clamp around her
Floyd | firm shoulders, and you can't stop rubbing. The woman spins to face
Floyd | you, placing a smooth, brown leg in your hand, enticing you to
Floyd | squeeze.
Floyd |
Floyd | Eventually, you break free of her spell, and let go in revulsion. It's
Floyd | then that you see the knife. Odd, she didn't have it when you walked
Floyd | in. Your thoughts are sharply interrupted as she slides the weapon
Floyd | under your bra strap, turning it so the blade digs into your skin.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Don't be shy. They all feel afraid, helpless. It's knowing that they
Floyd | can't do a thing, that they're going to die staring at my beautiful
Floyd | face. Toshigi will feel the same, too. Shall we say a lover's
Floyd | farewell?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Creepy.. or hot?"
mwmiller says, "Is this a drawn-out death sequence or what"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Wait, is she trying to kill Toshigi?"
DavidW says, "maybe to both"
mwmiller says (to floyd), "remove knife"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 11            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 102
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE KNIFE
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the curved brass knife)
Floyd | "It's me you should interested in, not my curved brass knife."
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman moves her lips closer to yours.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says (to floyd), "ask lady about toshigi"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 11            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 103
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK LADY ABOUT TOSHIGI
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman puts a finger to her lips.
Floyd |
Floyd | The oriental lady gently strokes your hair.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "bite woman"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 11            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 104
Floyd |
Floyd | > BITE WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | "Aren't we being over-enthusiastic? Maybe your affection for me."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says (to floyd), "hit woman"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 11            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 105
Floyd |
Floyd | > HIT WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | But she seems so nice.
Floyd |
Floyd | The oriental beauty crosses her legs, rubbing one against the other.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "obviously she wants a kiss"
mwmiller says, "GRRRR."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x knife"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 11            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 106
Floyd |
Floyd | > X KNIFE
Floyd |
Floyd | A six-inch knife, made entirely of brass and curved like a scimitar.
Floyd | One side is engraved with sections of mistletoe motif, an exact match
Floyd | with the fastener from which the blade was detached. In summary:
Floyd | light, lethal and easy to conceal, the perfect assassin's weapon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says, "I have no intention of going along with such hamhanded feminine wiles. >=("
DavidW says, "well, hopefully we saved earlier"
mwmiller says, "Okay, black widow, let's get this over with."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "kiss woman"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 107
Floyd |
Floyd | > KISS WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | You hug the oriental woman closer, parting your lips. Somewhat
Floyd | surprisingly, she pushes you away.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Didn't your mother tell you never to kiss Mistletoe? You've been a
Floyd | sweet little diversion. I ought to show you my ultimate climax. Come
Floyd | over here. Don't worry. You won't remember a thing."
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman calling herself Mistletoe sits down on the washbasin,
Floyd | lifting her legs and arcing them apart. She presses hard on your
Floyd | shoulders, making you kneel down on the floor. Her scented thighs
Floyd | close tightly around your neck. The woman leans forward, her face an
Floyd | inch in front of yours.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't breathe. Mistletoe's aromic drug has rendered you powerless.
Floyd | All you can do is watch her smile, listen to her whistle, and wait
Floyd | until...
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Or have you?
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Ladies Washroom
Floyd | Perhaps this is pro-female bias, but you can't imagine the men's room
Floyd | being neat and tidy. The caring sex have lived up to their reputation:
Floyd | the pinewood cubicle doors are closed to, the porcelain washbasins are
Floyd | spotless, and not a single tap has been left turned on.
Floyd |
Floyd | A sickly wad of pink bubblegum mars an otherwise clean mirror.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a wrecked dining chair here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You come round, confused as you look in the mirror. Why are there
Floyd | bruises around your neck? Why aren't you wearing your evening dress?
Floyd | Why don't you remember how you ended up on the washroom floor, with
Floyd | a-- ugh, the bristles of a toilet brush inside your leggings? You
Floyd | throw it away in disgust.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ew."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x neck"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 107
Floyd |
Floyd | > X NECK
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says, "Spotless, except for the chewing gum and wrecked chair."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x bruises"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 107
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BRUISES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says (to floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 108
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | Lisa Flint, a slimly built, female caucasian, twenty-one years of age.
Floyd | Your eyes are ocean blue, a reminder of events at Maiden's Wharf eight
Floyd | years ago. Genetics weren't kind: your hair is wavy blonde, just like
Floyd | your mother's.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says, "Yyyyyyyyyyeah."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 109
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a compact taser
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a blue evening dress
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "wear dress"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 110
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | You push your arms through the shoulder loops, pulling the dress down
Floyd | over your body. The silk material brushes softly against your legs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "So we still have the taser, huh?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take gum"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 111
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE GUM
Floyd |
Floyd | Very well, if you insist.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "x it"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 112
Floyd |
Floyd | > X IT
Floyd |
Floyd | The bubblegum is strawberry or raspberry flavoured-- the pigment is
Floyd | pink anyway, but tasting it to discover which is not advised. Deposits
Floyd | of saliva keep the wad moist and sticky. There are recent teeth marks
Floyd | too, if you're interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | %% File to save:
Floyd | %% Save file: cf3
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 112
Floyd |
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd |
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x teeth marks"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 113
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TEETH MARKS
Floyd |
Floyd | The bubblegum is strawberry or raspberry flavoured-- the pigment is
Floyd | pink anyway, but tasting it to discover which is not advised. Deposits
Floyd | of saliva keep the wad moist and sticky. There are recent teeth marks
Floyd | too, if you're interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "oh THAT is understood as a synonym?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Haha"
mwmiller says, "Yes we're interested that's why we examined them"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "chew gum"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 114
Floyd |
Floyd | > CHEW GUM
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't know whose germs are in the saliva.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "that lady's"
DavidW says, "Mistletoe, she named herself."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "remove dress"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 115
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | You slip out of your evening dress.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  Dining Area                        Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 116
Floyd |
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd | You leave through the door, returning to the dining area.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dining Area
Floyd | The party organisers really went to town, preparing a three course
Floyd | meal. All the crockery has been cleared away and a long banquet table
Floyd | pushed over to one side. A trail of pulled party poppers follow the
Floyd | globe anticlockwise to Yamitsi's main presentation. The carpets to the
Floyd | northeast are comparitively clean.
Floyd |
Floyd | Wisely realising that turkey, pudding and wine don't mix altogether
Floyd | well, the caterers set up the dining table within staggering distance
Floyd | of the washrooms.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Surprised it let me."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "wear dress"
Floyd ]  Dining Area                        Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 117
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | You push your arms through the shoulder loops, pulling the dress down
Floyd | over your body. The silk material brushes softly against your legs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Where to?"
eu asks, "We were originally headed upstairs. Stairwell?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 118
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You circle clockwise around the globe, coming to the cocktail
Floyd | reception.
Floyd |
Floyd | Cocktail Reception
Floyd | Chirping gizmos welcome you, in their gratingly digitised opinions, to
Floyd | the best party of all time. You'd have to disagree. Yamitsi products
Floyd | may be many things, but they're not Christmas decorations. Events are
Floyd | centred around a globe, which you can circumnavigate to the southeast
Floyd | and southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | One exits through lift doors on the north side, or if you're feeling
Floyd | energetic, an adjacent stairwell descends twenty-four stories to the
Floyd | lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think we need to go up a floor to the penthouse. Elevator, stairs, or maybe even via balcony."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "enter stairwell"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 118
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER STAIRWELL
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 119
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You bang your head on the closed lift doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x lift"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 120
Floyd |
Floyd | > X LIFT
Floyd |
Floyd | The doors are galvanised steel, designed to slide back into walled
Floyd | recesses. An upper case Y, Japanese style, has been engraved so that
Floyd | its tail runs along the vertical dividing groove. Above the call
Floyd | button is a snazzily lit display which indicates the lift's present
Floyd | position: the penthouse.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 121
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press button"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 122
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS BUTTON
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the call button. A short while later, you hear a high
Floyd | pitched ping, and the lift doors slide open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "The balcony is on the other side of a window, unfortunately. So we can't easily climb up that way."
DavidW says, "hm, true, but I bet that detail is important just the same."
genericgeekgirl says, "Going up in the elevator is probably dangerous, but eh."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf4"
Floyd | %% File to save:
Floyd | %% Save file: cf4
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 122
Floyd |
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd |
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Lift                               Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 123
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step into the waiting lift.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lift
Floyd | For better or worse, the decorators themed the lift interior on a
Floyd | circuit board. Let's see: yellow on green is an awful colour
Floyd | combination, electrical components make dreadful scenery, and you're
Floyd | forced to endure a continuous low pitched hum, allegedly the sound
Floyd | made by conducting wires. Yes, definitely for the worse.
Floyd |
Floyd | You choose your floor by operating a panel of buttons. That's if
Floyd | you're able to concentrate for all the noise.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ball of paper you dropped is still here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "We dropped paper?"
eu says (to Floyd), "take it"
Floyd ]  Lift                               Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 124
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE IT
Floyd |
Floyd | You tidy up after yourself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "x it"
Floyd ]  Lift                               Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 125
Floyd |
Floyd | > X IT
Floyd |
Floyd | It's that flyer you were given when you arrived. Never one to pay much
Floyd | attention to Yamitsi advertisements, you screwed it up into a neat
Floyd | ball.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "open it"
Floyd ]  Lift                               Score: 13            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 126
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN IT
Floyd |
Floyd | You unscrew the ball, flattening out the paper the best you can.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "read it"
Floyd ]  Lift                               Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 127
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ IT
Floyd |
Floyd | Blatant corporate propaganda. You read it anyway, out of curiosity.
Floyd |
Floyd |       WELCOME TO THE PARTY OF THE MILLENNIUM
Floyd |       --------------------------------------
Floyd |
Floyd |            YAMITSI ELECTRONICS BUILDING
Floyd |                 CHRISTMAS EVE 2000
Floyd |
Floyd |         + Three course meal
Floyd |         + Cocktails
Floyd |         + "30 years" lobby showcase (*)
Floyd |         + Spectacular view of Atlantic City
Floyd |         + Company presentation
Floyd |
Floyd |       (*) including NEW optical technology
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x buttons"
Floyd ]  Lift                               Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 128
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BUTTONS
Floyd |
Floyd | Helpfully, the buttons are touch sensitive, labelled with numbers and
Floyd | not words, which is a plus since you can't understand Japanese
Floyd | writing. In total, there are twenty-five floors to pick from, ranging
Floyd | from the lobby to the penthouse. A sign underneath the panel is
Floyd | multilingual-- and yes, there is an English translation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu asks, "I'm assuming the asterisk is the important bit?"
genericgeekgirl says, "That must be the globe."
DavidW says (to eu), "I guess so."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "read sign"
Floyd ]  Lift                               Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 129
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ SIGN
Floyd |
Floyd | ACCESS LIFT SHAFT FROM ROOF IN EMERGENCY. A fat lot of use to
Floyd | passengers, eh?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Maybe we _should_ try to climb the darn globe."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 130
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You exit to the twenty-fourth floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Cocktail Reception
Floyd | Chirping gizmos welcome you, in their gratingly digitised opinions, to
Floyd | the best party of all time. You'd have to disagree. Yamitsi products
Floyd | may be many things, but they're not Christmas decorations. Events are
Floyd | centred around a globe, which you can circumnavigate to the southeast
Floyd | and southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | One exits through lift doors on the north side, or if you're feeling
Floyd | energetic, an adjacent stairwell descends twenty-four stories to the
Floyd | lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ping! The lift doors slide closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "climb globe"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 131
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLIMB GLOBE
Floyd |
Floyd | The glass is smooth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "stand on globe"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 132
Floyd |
Floyd | > STAND ON GLOBE
Floyd |
Floyd | The globe is too large. You'll have to go around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "look under globe"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 133
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER GLOBE
Floyd |
Floyd | The globe is supported on a slanted axis.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Nada."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "push globe"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 134
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUSH GLOBE
Floyd |
Floyd | You think you can alter the flow of time?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Haha"
eu says, "Oh, I bet the stairs are up/down exits."
mwmiller says, "push axis"
mwmiller says (to floyd), "push axis"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 135
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUSH AXIS
Floyd |
Floyd | You think you can alter the flow of time?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 136
Floyd |
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd | That was a rhetorical question.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "turn globe"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 137
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN GLOBE
Floyd |
Floyd | You think you can alter the flow of time?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x globe"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 138
Floyd |
Floyd | > X GLOBE
Floyd |
Floyd | The central region of the twenty-fourth floor is occupied by a
Floyd | spherical map of the planet. Spinning on an axis of refined silicon,
Floyd | the huge glass ball rotates in precise step with the Earth. Yamitsi's
Floyd | conquests are marked with microchips, which light up and fade as night
Floyd | and day pass over the seven continents.
Floyd |
Floyd | The sun is rising over southeast Asia.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take sun"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 138
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE SUN
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x microchips"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 138
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MICROCHIPS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x asia"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 138
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ASIA
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hmph"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Upwards?"
eu asks, "Sure. Which route?"
DavidW says, "if you can find a way, sure"
genericgeekgirl says, "I was thinking lift."
genericgeekgirl says, "Worth trying, at least."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press call"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 139
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS CALL
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the call button. A short while later, you hear a high
Floyd | pitched ping, and the lift doors slide open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Lift                               Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 140
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step into the waiting lift.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lift
Floyd | For better or worse, the decorators themed the lift interior on a
Floyd | circuit board. Let's see: yellow on green is an awful colour
Floyd | combination, electrical components make dreadful scenery, and you're
Floyd | forced to endure a continuous low pitched hum, allegedly the sound
Floyd | made by conducting wires. Yes, definitely for the worse.
Floyd |
Floyd | You choose your floor by operating a panel of buttons. That's if
Floyd | you're able to concentrate for all the noise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press 25"
Floyd ]  Lift                               Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 141
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS 25
Floyd |
Floyd | Access to the penthouse suite must be restricted, since the lift
Floyd | doesn't move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Well, fine."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x panel"
Floyd ]  Lift                               Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 142
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PANEL
Floyd |
Floyd | Helpfully, the buttons are touch sensitive, labelled with numbers and
Floyd | not words, which is a plus since you can't understand Japanese
Floyd | writing. In total, there are twenty-five floors to pick from, ranging
Floyd | from the lobby to the penthouse. A sign underneath the panel is
Floyd | multilingual-- and yes, there is an English translation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x ceiling"
Floyd ]  Lift                               Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 143
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CEILING
Floyd |
Floyd | You see nothing special about the ceiling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look up"
Floyd ]  Lift                               Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 143
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK UP
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to look up?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x hatch"
Floyd ]  Lift                               Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 143
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HATCH
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Lift                               Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 144
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | The lift doors are to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Other floors?"
eu says (to Floyd), "search roof"
Floyd ]  Lift                               Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 144
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEARCH ROOF
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says, "Hmm. Maybe."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press 23"
Floyd ]  Lift                               Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 145
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS 23
Floyd |
Floyd | It takes a few moments to reach your destination. The lift doors slide
Floyd | open upon arrival at the twenty-third floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "or the shaft in an emergency"
DavidW asks, "oh. Can we send the lift to the next floor down, jump out before the doors close, pry open the elevator, get on top of the elevator car and work from there?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Maybe. If we can find something to pry it with."
eu says, "Looks like it's too fast though."
genericgeekgirl says, "Although I really hope there are ways to mess that up for a gory death :)"
DavidW asks, "well, maybe we can use the stairs between 23 and 24?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  Offices, twenty-third floor        Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 146
Floyd |
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd | You exit to the twenty-third floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Offices, twenty-third floor
Floyd | Partygoers excluded, company employees have gone home for the
Floyd | Christmas holiday. Cleared out workstations are visible behind a
Floyd | lowered security screen, computers inactive and files locked in secure
Floyd | cabinets. Framed photographs of the board of directors hang opposite
Floyd | the lift and neighbouring staircase.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lift doors are to the north. Presently, you're on floor
Floyd | twenty-three.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ping! The lift doors slide closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says, "Sounds like a plan."
genericgeekgirl says, "Not much here."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x photographs"
Floyd ]  Offices, twenty-third floor        Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 147
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PHOTOGRAPHS
Floyd |
Floyd | Yamitsi's executive committee, in all their gold-framed glory. Looking
Floyd | along the four rows of colour photographs, you see product managers,
Floyd | group managers, floor managers. And so on, up to the president, whose
Floyd | picture is conspicuously absent. The name plate underneath reads like
Floyd | a tombstone: E. MARISAWA, 1998-2000.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Aw"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take stairs"
Floyd ]  Offices, twenty-third floor        Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 147
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE STAIRS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x stairs"
Floyd ]  Offices, twenty-third floor        Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 147
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STAIRS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x stairwell"
Floyd ]  Offices, twenty-third floor        Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 147
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STAIRWELL
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x staircase"
Floyd ]  Offices, twenty-third floor        Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 147
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STAIRCASE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 148
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You ascend the stairs to the twenty-fourth floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Cocktail Reception
Floyd | Chirping gizmos welcome you, in their gratingly digitised opinions, to
Floyd | the best party of all time. You'd have to disagree. Yamitsi products
Floyd | may be many things, but they're not Christmas decorations. Events are
Floyd | centred around a globe, which you can circumnavigate to the southeast
Floyd | and southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | One exits through lift doors on the north side, or if you're feeling
Floyd | energetic, an adjacent stairwell descends twenty-four stories to the
Floyd | lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh."
genericgeekgirl says, "I didn't understand what you meant by up/down exits earlier."
genericgeekgirl is slow.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open doors"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 149
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN DOORS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't force the lift doors apart by hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says, "Nah, that wasn't the best wording."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 150
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a crumpled leaflet
Floyd |   a well-chewed wad of pink bubblegum
Floyd |   a compact taser
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a blue evening dress (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "okay, we need a tool for prying open the doors"
genericgeekgirl says, "There was a brush in the bathroom. It wasn't clear if we could take it, but maybe."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Dining Area                        Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 151
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd | You circle anticlockwise around the globe, coming to the dining area.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dining Area
Floyd | The party organisers really went to town, preparing a three course
Floyd | meal. All the crockery has been cleared away and a long banquet table
Floyd | pushed over to one side. A trail of pulled party poppers follow the
Floyd | globe anticlockwise to Yamitsi's main presentation. The carpets to the
Floyd | northeast are comparitively clean.
Floyd |
Floyd | Wisely realising that turkey, pudding and wine don't mix altogether
Floyd | well, the caterers set up the dining table within staggering distance
Floyd | of the washrooms.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "enter washroom"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 152
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER WASHROOM
Floyd |
Floyd | The door handle is stiff, but you manage to turn it and enter the
Floyd | washroom.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ladies Washroom
Floyd | Perhaps this is pro-female bias, but you can't imagine the men's room
Floyd | being neat and tidy. The caring sex have lived up to their reputation:
Floyd | the pinewood cubicle doors are closed to, the porcelain washbasins are
Floyd | spotless, and not a single tap has been left turned on.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a toilet brush and a wrecked dining chair here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take brush"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 153
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE BRUSH
Floyd |
Floyd | Okay, but you're not touching those bristles.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x brush"
Floyd ]  Ladies Washroom                    Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 154
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BRUSH
Floyd |
Floyd | A brush used to clean out toilets, about half a metre long, with
Floyd | memorably sharp bristles for catching onto loose material. The wooden
Floyd | handle isn't much blunter, since an acutely angled portion has snapped
Floyd | off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller exclaims, "Yoink!"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  Dining Area                        Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 155
Floyd |
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd | You leave through the door, returning to the dining area.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dining Area
Floyd | The party organisers really went to town, preparing a three course
Floyd | meal. All the crockery has been cleared away and a long banquet table
Floyd | pushed over to one side. A trail of pulled party poppers follow the
Floyd | globe anticlockwise to Yamitsi's main presentation. The carpets to the
Floyd | northeast are comparitively clean.
Floyd |
Floyd | Wisely realising that turkey, pudding and wine don't mix altogether
Floyd | well, the caterers set up the dining table within staggering distance
Floyd | of the washrooms.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 156
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You circle clockwise around the globe, coming to the cocktail
Floyd | reception.
Floyd |
Floyd | Cocktail Reception
Floyd | Chirping gizmos welcome you, in their gratingly digitised opinions, to
Floyd | the best party of all time. You'd have to disagree. Yamitsi products
Floyd | may be many things, but they're not Christmas decorations. Events are
Floyd | centred around a globe, which you can circumnavigate to the southeast
Floyd | and southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | One exits through lift doors on the north side, or if you're feeling
Floyd | energetic, an adjacent stairwell descends twenty-four stories to the
Floyd | lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Might be clues/items on other floors. (The name/year in the photo is almost certainly useful.)"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pry doors with brush"
Floyd ]  Cocktail Reception                 Score: 15            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 157
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRY DOORS WITH BRUSH
Floyd |
Floyd | You insert the end of the toilet brush into the groove, and whilst
Floyd | avoiding the bristles like the plague, pry the lift doors apart.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "well I guess he's retiring"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 158
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You step on top of the lift.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lift Shaft
Floyd | In areas such as this, running costs are kept to a minimum, half the
Floyd | reason for the red maintenance lighting. The lift is a new cableless
Floyd | model, working on the principle of electromagnetism. Power is
Floyd | regulated by a series of junction boxes mounted on low friction rails.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can barely make them out, but they are there: the lower rungs of a
Floyd | ladder, two metres up the shaft.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ping! The lift doors slide closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Unless it's the same for each floor. I kind of hope it is, because I don't want to check 22 more floors :P"
eu says, "And perhaps it's absence."
eu says, "(meaning the photo)"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf5"
Floyd | %% File to save:
Floyd | %% Save file: cf5
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 158
Floyd |
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd |
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Up?"
jenrexrode says, "try"
mwmiller exclaims, "We're movin' up in the world!"
DavidW says, "sure. Check out the roof too, if we can."
genericgeekgirl asks, "That's about.. six feet?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 159
Floyd |
Floyd | > UP
Floyd |
Floyd | The emergency ladder is out of reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 160
Floyd |
Floyd | > JUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | The emergency ladder is out of reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take ladder with brush"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 161
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE LADDER WITH BRUSH
Floyd |
Floyd | The toilet brush is too short to reach that high.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller exclaims, "...or not!"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x floor"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 162
Floyd |
Floyd | > X FLOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | You see nothing special about the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x lift"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 163
Floyd |
Floyd | > X LIFT
Floyd |
Floyd | The lift doors look far less impressive from the rear.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "someone needs to push the 24th call button for us"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x car"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 163
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x elevator"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 164
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ELEVATOR
Floyd |
Floyd | The lift doors look far less impressive from the rear.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x rungs"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 165
Floyd |
Floyd | > X RUNGS
Floyd |
Floyd | A ladder for accessing the lift shaft in an emergency. Cold air drifts
Floyd | down from above, snowflakes blowing into your face. Elemental exposure
Floyd | has caused a few of the rungs to rust. Some have even come loose,
Floyd | bending at angles to the frame.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Awesome."
eu says, "There we go."
mwmiller says, "That sounds ominous."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 166
Floyd |
Floyd | > JUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | The emergency ladder is out of reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode asks, "oh , free ru gs again?"
jenrexrode says, "ruNgs"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 167
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Lift Shaft
Floyd | In areas such as this, running costs are kept to a minimum, half the
Floyd | reason for the red maintenance lighting. The lift is a new cableless
Floyd | model, working on the principle of electromagnetism. Power is
Floyd | regulated by a series of junction boxes mounted on low friction rails.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can barely make them out, but they are there: the lower rungs of a
Floyd | ladder, two metres up the shaft.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x boxes"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 168
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BOXES
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a junction box, yes. A reason to interfere with the lift's
Floyd | power, no.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "stand on box"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 169
Floyd |
Floyd | > STAND ON BOX
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a junction box, yes. A reason to interfere with the lift's
Floyd | power, no.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "climb box"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 170
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLIMB BOX
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a junction box, yes. A reason to interfere with the lift's
Floyd | power, no.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "zap it"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 171
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN BOX
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a junction box, yes. A reason to interfere with the lift's
Floyd | power, no.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 172
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a toilet brush
Floyd |   a crumpled leaflet
Floyd |   a well-chewed wad of pink bubblegum
Floyd |   a compact taser
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a blue evening dress (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Shame we don't have a chair still"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 173
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | Lisa Flint, a slimly built, female caucasian, twenty-one years of age.
Floyd | Your eyes are ocean blue, a reminder of events at Maiden's Wharf eight
Floyd | years ago. Genetics weren't kind: your hair is wavy blonde, just like
Floyd | your mother's.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu asks, "Did we try going down?"
genericgeekgirl says, "I thought it might mention height."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "down"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 174
Floyd |
Floyd | > DOWN
Floyd |
Floyd | The lift takes up the width of the shaft.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "remove dress"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 175
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | You slip out of your evening dress.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "make rope"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 175
Floyd |
Floyd | > MAKE ROPE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "tie dress"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 175
Floyd |
Floyd | > TIE DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to tie the blue evening dress with?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "knot dress"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 175
Floyd |
Floyd | > KNOT DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "throw dress at ladder"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 176
Floyd |
Floyd | > THROW DRESS AT LADDER
Floyd |
Floyd | You take hold of the dress by one of its shoulder loops, steadying
Floyd | yourself and aiming for a loose rung. Your first effort is a good one,
Floyd | and you pull the loop taut. The emergency ladder is having none of it
Floyd | though, refusing to budge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "Bah!"
eu asks, "Really?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take dress"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 177
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | You give the dress another tug, but your luck doesn't improve.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "tie dress to elevator"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 178
Floyd |
genericgeekgirl says, "Great. No ladder, and no dress."
Floyd | > TIE DRESS TO ELEVATOR
Floyd |
Floyd | You need to be holding the blue evening dress before you can put it on
Floyd | top of something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "climb dress"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
inky says (to Floyd), "pull dress"
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 179
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLIMB DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | You jump onto the dress, clamping your legs around the draping silk.
Floyd | The fabric is too smooth to hang onto, and you fall off, banging your
Floyd | head.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull dress"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 180
Floyd |
Floyd | > PULL DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | You give the dress another tug, but your luck doesn't improve.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 181
Floyd |
Floyd | > PULL DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | You give the dress another tug, but your luck doesn't improve.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "climb dress"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 182
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLIMB DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | You jump onto the dress, clamping your legs around the draping silk.
Floyd | The fabric is too smooth to hang onto, and you fall off, banging your
Floyd | head.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "knot dress"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 182
Floyd |
Floyd | > KNOT DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "ow"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "twist dress"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 16            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 183
Floyd |
Floyd | > TWIST DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | You spin the blue material of your dress, twisting it into a rope-like
Floyd | spiral.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Finally."
inky says, "nice"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "climb dress"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 184
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLIMB DRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | You jump onto the dress, clamping your legs around the draping silk.
Floyd | Your hands slip on the fabric, but you manage to hold on as the
Floyd | emergency ladder drops. It jams halfway down. The sudden increase in
Floyd | tension is too much for your dress to take, holes ripping into the
Floyd | material. Well, it didn't get ruined for nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by four points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "TWIST? geez."
genericgeekgirl says, "Twist makes sense."
genericgeekgirl asks, "Like wringing a towel?"
DavidW says, "So this is the third time we've undressed."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 184
Floyd |
Floyd | > SCORE
Floyd |
Floyd | You have so far scored 20 out of a possible 400, in 184 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of actively concerned citizen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl may have actually tried climbing out of a window once with twisted/knotted bed sheets. So.. :P~
jenrexrode says, "heh"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 185
Floyd |
Floyd | > UP
Floyd |
Floyd | You need both hands free to climb the ladder.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Where is our giant lady purse?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put taser in bra"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 186
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT TASER IN BRA
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the compact taser into your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Allen says, "I was lucky having a roof outside my 2nd floor bedroom. It was climbing down the garden trellis that was precarious"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 187
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a toilet brush
Floyd |   a crumpled leaflet
Floyd |   a well-chewed wad of pink bubblegum
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |     a compact taser
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put leaflet in underwear"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 188
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT LEAFLET IN UNDERWEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Is the crumpled leaflet really that important?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "drop leaflet"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 189
Floyd |
Floyd | > DROP LEAFLET
Floyd |
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "drop brush"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 190
Floyd |
Floyd | > DROP BRUSH
Floyd |
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "wear bubblegum"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 191
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR BUBBLEGUM
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't wear that!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Aw"
genericgeekgirl says, "I thought we could just stick it to something."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put gum on hair"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 191
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT GUM ON HAIR
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take gum"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 192
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE GUM
Floyd |
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "put gum on leaflet"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 193
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT GUM ON LEAFLET
Floyd |
Floyd | That serves no immediate purpose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put gum in ear"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 193
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put gum on me"
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT GUM IN EAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 194
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT GUM ON ME
Floyd |
Floyd | You'll make yourself sick doing that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put gum in underwear"
Floyd ]  Lift Shaft                         Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 195
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT GUM IN UNDERWEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You put the pink bubblegum into your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl cries from disgust.
jenrexrode says, "this game is nasty"
inky says, "ha ah"
DavidW says, "Heroism ain't pretty."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  Roof, north side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 196
Floyd |
Floyd | > UP
Floyd |
Floyd | You get a foothold on the dress, scaling the emergency ladder. A few
Floyd | dozen rungs later, you arrive at the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, north side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | You're directly above the lift shaft. The emergency hatch is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode asks, "heroinism?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x snow"
Floyd ]  Roof, north side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 196
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SNOW
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "I'm guessing south?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 197
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You cross to the south side of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, south side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | A ventilation tower rises from this section of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x tower"
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 198
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TOWER
Floyd |
Floyd | Surprisingly enough, a wide industrial ventilation tower similar to
Floyd | those on the roofs of factories. The base is crooked, although the
Floyd | sloping concrete makes it difficult to judge how much so. The tower is
Floyd | capped by a corrugated iron cone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "x base"
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 199
Floyd |
genericgeekgirl says, "One sec."
Floyd | > X BASE
Floyd |
Floyd | Surprisingly enough, a wide industrial ventilation tower similar to
Floyd | those on the roofs of factories. The base is crooked, although the
Floyd | sloping concrete makes it difficult to judge how much so. The tower is
Floyd | capped by a corrugated iron cone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf6"
Floyd | %% File to save:
Floyd | %% Save file: cf6
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 199
Floyd |
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd |
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Curious about the hatch."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Roof, north side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 200
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You cross to the north side of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, north side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | You're directly above the lift shaft. The emergency hatch is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "close hatch"
Floyd ]  Roof, north side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 201
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLOSE HATCH
Floyd |
Floyd | The emergency hatch screeches closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x hatch"
Floyd ]  Roof, north side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 202
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HATCH
Floyd |
Floyd | A hinged trapdoor measuring one metre square. Now the hatch has been
Floyd | closed, you can see a second hoop aligned with the first. Their use is
Floyd | clear: the fitting of a lock. A dangerous, if potentially useful,
Floyd | course of action.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open hatch"
Floyd ]  Roof, north side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 203
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN HATCH
Floyd |
Floyd | The metal trapdoor bangs against the concrete.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 204
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | You cross to the south side of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, south side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | A ventilation tower rises from this section of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ok."
DavidW asks, "oh, we could lock the hatch with our bracelet, no?"
eu says, "Probably."
genericgeekgirl says, "Maybe."
DavidW says, "Don't know why, of course."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "enter tower"
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 205
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER TOWER
Floyd |
Floyd | The corrugated iron cap blocks your path.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "push tower"
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 206
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUSH TOWER
Floyd |
Floyd | The ventilation tower shifts a centimetre or so, before returning to
Floyd | its former alignment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open cap"
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 207
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN CAP
Floyd |
Floyd | You heave the corrugated iron cap onto its side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in tower"
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 208
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK IN TOWER
Floyd |
Floyd | The ventilation duct descends into darkness. Occasionally, you think
Floyd | you can see faint glimmers, but it could just be moonlight reflecting
Floyd | off the pipe.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "enter"
Floyd | debugcheapnitfol quit with exit status: 0
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?" eu exclaims, "Wait, what?!"
genericgeekgirl says, "Nooooo."
genericgeekgirl says, "So glad I just saved."
DavidW says, "sometimes the terp does that to us"
mwmiller exclaims, "sleepmask strikes again!"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask heroine"
Floyd ]
Floyd ]
Floyd ]
Floyd ]
Floyd ]               "It is the ordinary person who performs
Floyd ]                the acts of heroism in Atlantic City.
Floyd ]                We are merely the guides to show them
Floyd ]                the way."
Floyd ]
Floyd ]               -- the matriarch, first of the Crusaders
Floyd ]
Floyd ]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | [Press SPACE to continue]
genericgeekgirl pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Drowning                           Score: 0          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 1
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Ever since that night eight years ago, memories have haunted your
Floyd | sleep: katana flashing through the air, your mother's executioner
Floyd | wiping it clean, remarks he made to your father as you tasted your
Floyd | first mouthful of seawater.
Floyd |
Floyd | "A detective with the ACPD, and to think you had my complete trust. We
Floyd | all make mistakes, Mister Flint. Yours were to have a wife and
Floyd | daughter. They would have lived long, happy lives had you accepted my
Floyd | payoff and walked away."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Drowning (in the Atlantic ocean)
Floyd | You can't swim. In thirteen years, you never learned how.
Floyd |
Floyd | Not that it would make any difference. No teenage schoolgirl could
Floyd | hold her own against strong Atlantic currents. The swirling waters
Floyd | drag sediments of sand up from the seabed. Moonlight filters through
Floyd | the planks of a wooden jetty, one of many around Maiden's Wharf.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Online assistance available by typing HELP.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "restore cf6"
Floyd ]  Drowning                           Score: 0          Eight years
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001iden's Wharf)                Moves: 1
Floyd |
Floyd | > RESTORE CF6
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to restore.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "restore"
Floyd | %% File to restore:
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf6"
Floyd | %% Restore file: cf6
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 199
Floyd |
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd |
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Try 'down' or 'enter tower' this time."
eu says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 200
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | Jump off the edge of the roof? No, thanks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 201
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | The corrugated iron cap blocks your path.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open cap"
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 20            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 202
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN CAP
Floyd |
Floyd | You heave the corrugated iron cap onto its side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | debugcheapnitfol quit with exit status: 0
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?" mwmiller says, "'cheap' is right. Are we going to have to do without sleepmask again? =("
genericgeekgirl says, "I suppose so."
DavidW says, "maybe. At least to get past this point."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "load heroine"
Floyd | Welcome to the Cheap Glk Implementation, library version 0.9.0.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | [pausing to show unread error message]
eu says, "That status line doesn't seem that important here anyway."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "restore"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf6" eu | pausing to show unread error message.
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah, I was hoping that wasn't important."
genericgeekgirl pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd | [Press SPACE to continue]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Ever since that night eight years ago, memories have haunted your
Floyd | sleep: katana flashing through the air, your mother's executioner
Floyd | wiping it clean, remarks he made to your father as you tasted your
Floyd | first mouthful of seawater.
Floyd |
Floyd | "A detective with the ACPD, and to think you had my complete trust. We
Floyd | all make mistakes, Mister Flint. Yours were to have a wife and
Floyd | daughter. They would have lived long, happy lives had you accepted my
Floyd | payoff and walked away."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Drowning (in the Atlantic ocean)
Floyd | You can't swim. In thirteen years, you never learned how.
Floyd |
Floyd | Not that it would make any difference. No teenage schoolgirl could hold
Floyd | her own against strong Atlantic currents. The swirling waters drag
Floyd | sediments of sand up from the seabed. Moonlight filters through the
Floyd | planks of a wooden jetty, one of many around Maiden's Wharf.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Online assistance available by typing HELP.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "restore"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf6"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, south side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | A ventilation tower rises from this section of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "help"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |                                    Main Menu
Floyd |  N = next subject                                                  P =
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                          Q = re
Floyd | sume game
Floyd |  Help is provided on the following:
Floyd |
Floyd |    >  General information
Floyd |       Moving around
Floyd |       Object manipulation
Floyd |       Character interaction
Floyd |       Special commands
Floyd |       Copyright notice
Floyd |       Disclaimer
Floyd |       About the author
Floyd |       Bugs and problems
Floyd |       Credits
Floyd |
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, south side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | A ventilation tower rises from this section of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "It's weird to call it "online help"."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open cap"
Floyd | You heave the corrugated iron cap onto its side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You climb into the ventilation duct. As you descend, it gets warmer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the ventilation duct)
Floyd | Moonlight enters from above, reflecting off a curved section of pipe
Floyd | which bends westwards past a closed ventilation grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | Marble steps rise to the penthouse jacuzzi, flanked by statues in
Floyd | samurai battle armour. The water is boiling hot, the air stiflingly
Floyd | humid. Wisps of white steam spread out as they ascend, lingering clouds
Floyd | of thick mist which reduce the shine of oriental lanterns to faint
Floyd | glimmers.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sliding doors to the east and west are just about visible through the
Floyd | hazy mist. Discarded next to the latter are a short-skirted red dress
Floyd | and a dinner jacket.
Floyd |
Floyd | Laughter from the jacuzzi. A woman's voice, hollowly soft and gentle.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You've been a bad boy, Toshigi. Wanting to separate yourself from the
Floyd | cartel to pursue your own pleasures. I've had my mind on you for some
Floyd | time. Thinking about how you and I could become-- close friends. I saw
Floyd | you staring at my legs all the way through my father's last meeting.
Floyd | You'll die looking at them. Most men do."
Floyd |
Floyd | You've heard her voice before-- of course, in the washroom! All the
Floyd | ugly details come back. Takamura won't be alive for much longer, but
Floyd | there's still the matter of his superiors. Somewhere along the line,
Floyd | someone has to pay for what he did.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller asks, "Help menus like that can't even be used properly via Floyd, can they?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah, they generally work fine."
DavidW says, "get out of the duct first, I guess."
mwmiller says, "I thought sending 'N' would usually be interpreted as an N and RETURN keypress since it thinks it's still sending command lines...never mind. On with the game."
DavidW says, "Search the jacket and dress, perhaps."
genericgeekgirl says (to mwmiller), "Floyd is rather superior to Fritz (that was something we were planning to work on)."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x dress"
Floyd | White, misty steam obscures your vision. You can make out a vague
Floyd | shadowy shape, which might be a short-skirted red dress, but nothing
Floyd | else.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe whistles a brief tune.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | You can see through the wire mesh but, alas, cannot squeeze through.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "x mesh"
Floyd | A rectangular criss-cross of thin wire mesh, with an openable latch
Floyd | fixed to one side. The grille is a foot square, wide enough for an
Floyd | agile, healthy, young lady such as yours truly. The penthouse jacuzzi
Floyd | is underneath the grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | More noises you'd rather not hear.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open latch"
Floyd | You slide back the latch. With nothing to support it, the grille swings
Floyd | open.
Floyd |
Floyd | The scent becomes stronger: daffodils, pollen blowing in the breeze.
Floyd | Your mother calls out, beckoning you to join her for a swim. Without
Floyd | thinking, you dive into the lake. Mercedes tosses back her raven-black
Floyd | hair, her red lipstick glistening in the afternoon sun. Wait a minute--
Floyd | wasn't she blonde, your mother?
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the jacuzzi)
Floyd | Steaming hot rapids churn in the water, whirlpools splashing over your
Floyd | face. Out of the white mist, there comes a man: Toshigi Takamura. His
Floyd | neck is bruised, and his eyes bulge in their sockets. His body
Floyd | disappears into the haze.
Floyd |
Floyd | Soft, manicured hands massage your shoulders. The steam parts,
Floyd | condensing on the oriental beauty's face. She smiles, swimming round in
Floyd | front of you. Her wet legs slide along your neck. Mistletoe wades in
Floyd | the jacuzzi, whistling as she squeezes her legs tighter, and tighter,
Floyd | and tighter. And this time, she never stops.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 21 out of a possible 400, in 206 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of actively concerned citizen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeep."
DavidW says, "oops"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Penthouse Suite
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says, "Huh. 21 out of 400."
DavidW asks, "Maybe we need a clothespeg on our nose? A bandana? A nosegay?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |     a well-chewed wad of pink bubblegum
Floyd |     a compact taser
Floyd |
Floyd | More noises you'd rather not hear.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put gum in nose"
Floyd | You need to be holding the pink bubblegum before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "take gum"
Floyd | You take the pink bubblegum out of your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe whistles a brief tune.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "put gum in nose"
Floyd | You can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | Water splashes about below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh yes I can."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "swallow gum"
Floyd | You don't know whose germs are in the saliva.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "plug nose"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu says (to Floyd), "squeeze nose"
Floyd | That would be less than courteous.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe whistles a brief tune.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close nose"
Floyd | You're not something you can close.
Floyd |
Floyd | Water splashes about below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "smell gum"
Floyd | The perfume is so relaxing, drawing you closer to the source. Before
Floyd | you're able to stop yourself, you have unfastened the latch, and opened
Floyd | the grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | The scent becomes stronger: daffodils, pollen blowing in the breeze.
Floyd | Your mother calls out, beckoning you to join her for a swim. Without
Floyd | thinking, you dive into the lake. Mercedes tosses back her raven-black
Floyd | hair, her red lipstick glistening in the afternoon sun. Wait a minute--
Floyd | wasn't she blonde, your mother?
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the jacuzzi)
Floyd | Steaming hot rapids churn in the water, whirlpools splashing over your
Floyd | face. Out of the white mist, there comes a man: Toshigi Takamura. His
Floyd | neck is bruised, and his eyes bulge in their sockets. His body
Floyd | disappears into the haze.
Floyd |
Floyd | Soft, manicured hands massage your shoulders. The steam parts,
Floyd | condensing on the oriental beauty's face. She smiles, swimming round in
Floyd | front of you. Her wet legs slide along your neck. Mistletoe wades in
Floyd | the jacuzzi, whistling as she squeezes her legs tighter, and tighter,
Floyd | and tighter. And this time, she never stops.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 21 out of a possible 400, in 213 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of actively concerned citizen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "eep. Don't smell anything."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Penthouse Suite
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "put gum in nose"
Floyd | You can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | Water splashes about below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Maybe we should explore the building more?"
DavidW asks, "The lobby and 20 other odd floors?"
mwmiller exclaims, "Probably!"
DavidW asks, "Can we taser the jacuzzi without opening the mesh?"
genericgeekgirl says, "We can start with the lobby, probably useful."
genericgeekgirl says, "Hm."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "drop taser in water"
Floyd | With the ventilation grille closed?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "zap jacuzzi"
Floyd | (with the compact taser)
Floyd | That action requires the item to be held.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take taser"
Floyd | You take the compact taser out of your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | Water splashes about below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "zap jacuzzi"
Floyd | (with the compact taser)
Floyd | With the ventilation grille closed?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd | That was a rhetorical question.
Floyd |
Floyd | Water splashes about below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller asks, "Opening the grille makes us fall in, doesn't it?"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Yeah. Maybe we can get rid of them somehow?"
DavidW asks, "What if we go east from the roof? Do we fall onto that balcony?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You can see through the wire mesh but, alas, cannot squeeze through.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe whistles a brief tune.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You climb up to the roof, jumping down from the ventilation tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, south side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | A ventilation tower rises from this section of the roof. The corrugated
Floyd | iron cap been pushed aside, allowing access to a circular opening
Floyd | below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You cross to the east side of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, east side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | A flagpole extends towards the eastern bay, flying Yamitsi's standard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x flagpole"
Floyd | A ten metre long steel pole, rising at a thirty degree incline from the
Floyd | edge of the roof. Yamitsi's standard flies at its highpoint, supported
Floyd | on a cable which runs up the length of the shaft.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, maybe there's a west side too."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf7"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "stand on flagpole"
Floyd | You're not a tightrope walker!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x cable"
Floyd | Strong, flexible, and plastic-- there's enough cable here to lie twice
Floyd | along the flagpole. Due to its rough nature, climbing it unaided
Floyd | wouldn't be an impossible task, even in such slippery conditions as
Floyd | these. Near the pole's base, the outer fibres have snapped, and the
Floyd | cord is but millimetres thick.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "wear flag"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x standard"
Floyd | Yamitsi have modernised their standard for the twenty-first century: a
Floyd | hologram on a black matte background. In the moonlight, the company's
Floyd | logo appears light purple, then turquoise, bronze, magenta. As the wind
Floyd | direction changes, so does the colour.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You're on the roof. How high can you go?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "climb cable"
Floyd | You're not a tightrope walker!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Lies."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "pull cable"
Floyd | You're not strong enough to break the cable by hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take flag"
Floyd | The standard flies at the top of the flagpole, out of reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "lower flag"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull cable"
Floyd | You're not strong enough to break the cable by hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
eu exclaims, "I think I'm going to sign off now so I can be awake in six hours. Ganbatte, minasan!"
eu departs.
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "climb flagpole"
Floyd | You're not a tightrope walker!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "pull cord"
Floyd | You're not strong enough to break the cable by hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remove bracelet"
Floyd | You like to wear it as a reminder.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd | Jump off the edge of the roof? No, thanks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sit on flagpole"
Floyd | You're not a tightrope walker!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "grab cable"
Floyd | You're not strong enough to break the cable by hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "west side>?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You cross to the west side of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, west side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm, nothing."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You cross to the north side of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, north side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | You're directly above the lift shaft. The emergency hatch is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Down and see what's in the lobby? And maybe a random other floor just to see if it differs."
jenrexrode says, "ok"
DavidW says, "ok"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "down"
Floyd | You descend the ladder, dropping down onto the stationary lift.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lift Shaft
Floyd | In areas such as this, running costs are kept to a minimum, half the
Floyd | reason for the red maintenance lighting. The lift is a new cableless
Floyd | model, working on the principle of electromagnetism. Power is regulated
Floyd | by a series of junction boxes mounted on low friction rails.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your torn evening dress hangs from the lower rungs on an emergency
Floyd | ladder.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a toilet brush and a crumpled leaflet here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take brush"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | You bang your head on the closed lift doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "pry doors with brush"
Floyd | You insert the end of the toilet brush into the groove, and whilst
Floyd | avoiding the bristles like the plague, pry the lift doors apart.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | You exit to the twenty-fourth floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Cocktail Reception
Floyd | Chirping gizmos welcome you, in their gratingly digitised opinions, to
Floyd | the best party of all time. You'd have to disagree. Yamitsi products
Floyd | may be many things, but they're not Christmas decorations. Events are
Floyd | centred around a globe, which you can circumnavigate to the southeast
Floyd | and southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | One exits through lift doors on the north side, or if you're feeling
Floyd | energetic, an adjacent stairwell descends twenty-four stories to the
Floyd | lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ping! The lift doors slide closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a toilet brush
Floyd |   a compact taser
Floyd |   a well-chewed wad of pink bubblegum
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Hopefully we can come and go easily."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press button"
Floyd | You press the call button. A short while later, you hear a high pitched
Floyd | ping, and the lift doors slide open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You step into the waiting lift.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lift
Floyd | For better or worse, the decorators themed the lift interior on a
Floyd | circuit board. Let's see: yellow on green is an awful colour
Floyd | combination, electrical components make dreadful scenery, and you're
Floyd | forced to endure a continuous low pitched hum, allegedly the sound made
Floyd | by conducting wires. Yes, definitely for the worse.
Floyd |
Floyd | You choose your floor by operating a panel of buttons. That's if you're
Floyd | able to concentrate for all the noise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "And hopefully nobody is around since we're in our underwear."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press 1"
Floyd | It takes a few moments to reach your destination. The lift doors slide
Floyd | open upon arrival at the lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You exit to the lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lobby
Floyd | The first floor of the Yamitsi building is devoted to the company's
Floyd | thirty year history, a showcase of electronic innovation. You walk over
Floyd | them, between them, underneath them: computers, gadgets and circuitry
Floyd | in windowed compartments. The lift and staircase are to the north,
Floyd | opposite the main entrance.
Floyd |
Floyd | A uniformed security guard leans on the reception desk, snoring away.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ping! The lift doors slide closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "yeah no kiddin"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x guard"
Floyd | He looks none too pleased with his lot: legs propped on the reception
Floyd | desk, head facing diagonally upwards, mouth open, eyes shut. Every so
Floyd | often, he breathes in deeply, letting out the air with a loud snore.
Floyd | The only thing that frightens you is the needle gun in his holster.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take gun"
Floyd | You'd never use such a murderous weapon. In any case, the needle gun
Floyd | will only respond to the security guard's DNA.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Seriously??"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x gun"
Floyd | A new and deadly weapon developed by the military, designed to fire
Floyd | thin, armour piercing projectiles at ten times the speed of sound. The
Floyd | trigger is fitted with a scanner, and can only be depressed by a user
Floyd | with specific DNA.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x desk"
Floyd | The reception desk is an inverted pyramid of copper, with the
Floyd | well-known YE logo on the four slanting sides. The base-cum-top is
Floyd | touch sensitive, allowing use of PAYED: Publically Accessible Yamitsi
Floyd | Employee Directory. The guard seems to want the anacronym shortening to
Floyd | YED, but never mind that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "look up marisawa"
Floyd | (in the reception desk)
Floyd | Yes, she's listed:
Floyd |
Floyd | MARISAWA, ELAINE KYORO
Floyd | YAMITSI ELECTRONICS PRESIDENT
Floyd | 25th FLOOR PENTHOUSE
Floyd | VIDPHONE: ACYB25P
Floyd |
Floyd | Obviously, the company records are out of date.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "I suppose we need to distract the folk in the penthouse."
mwmiller says, "Ask them whether their refrigerator's running."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look up takamara"
Floyd | (in the reception desk)
Floyd | That surname's not listed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Did I misspell his name?"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Why would he be in the directory?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "look up takamura"
Floyd | (in the reception desk)
Floyd | He's not listed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "I guess we need to find a phone."
DavidW asks, "oh, right, he's only visiting, is he?"
genericgeekgirl says, "The records are out of date, anyway. We have the phone number for the penthouse."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You climb up to the second floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Offices, second floor
Floyd | Partygoers excluded, company employees have gone home for the Christmas
Floyd | holiday. Cleared out workstations are visible behind a lowered security
Floyd | screen, computers inactive and files locked in secure cabinets. Framed
Floyd | photographs of the board of directors hang opposite the lift and
Floyd | neighbouring staircase.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lift doors are to the north. Presently, you're on floor two.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Lobby
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ok, I guess it's the same on every floor."
genericgeekgirl asks, "Elevator up to 23?"
DavidW says, "sure"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You bang your head on the closed lift doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "push button"
Floyd | You press the call button. A short while later, you hear a high pitched
Floyd | ping, and the lift doors slide open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You step into the waiting lift.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lift
Floyd | For better or worse, the decorators themed the lift interior on a
Floyd | circuit board. Let's see: yellow on green is an awful colour
Floyd | combination, electrical components make dreadful scenery, and you're
Floyd | forced to endure a continuous low pitched hum, allegedly the sound made
Floyd | by conducting wires. Yes, definitely for the worse.
Floyd |
Floyd | You choose your floor by operating a panel of buttons. That's if you're
Floyd | able to concentrate for all the noise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press 23"
Floyd | It takes a few moments to reach your destination. The lift doors slide
Floyd | open upon arrival at the twenty-third floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | You exit to the twenty-third floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Offices, twenty-third floor
Floyd | Partygoers excluded, company employees have gone home for the Christmas
Floyd | holiday. Cleared out workstations are visible behind a lowered security
Floyd | screen, computers inactive and files locked in secure cabinets. Framed
Floyd | photographs of the board of directors hang opposite the lift and
Floyd | neighbouring staircase.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lift doors are to the north. Presently, you're on floor
Floyd | twenty-three.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ping! The lift doors slide closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x cabinets"
Floyd | The offices are deserted.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x workstations"
Floyd | The offices are deserted.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x screen"
Floyd | A bombproof glass security screen, locked down with titanium clamps.
Floyd | You get the distinct impression Yamitsi don't want people exploring
Floyd | their vacant offices. At least, not without the proper clearance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x vidphone"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x clamps"
Floyd | A bombproof glass security screen, locked down with titanium clamps.
Floyd | You get the distinct impression Yamitsi don't want people exploring
Floyd | their vacant offices. At least, not without the proper clearance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x phone"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Hm. One sec. Back down to lobby for a moment?"
DavidW says, "ok."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "push button"
Floyd | You press the call button. A short while later, you hear a high pitched
Floyd | ping, and the lift doors slide open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You step into the waiting lift.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lift
Floyd | For better or worse, the decorators themed the lift interior on a
Floyd | circuit board. Let's see: yellow on green is an awful colour
Floyd | combination, electrical components make dreadful scenery, and you're
Floyd | forced to endure a continuous low pitched hum, allegedly the sound made
Floyd | by conducting wires. Yes, definitely for the worse.
Floyd |
Floyd | You choose your floor by operating a panel of buttons. That's if you're
Floyd | able to concentrate for all the noise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press 1"
Floyd | It takes a few moments to reach your destination. The lift doors slide
Floyd | open upon arrival at the lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You exit to the lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lobby
Floyd | The first floor of the Yamitsi building is devoted to the company's
Floyd | thirty year history, a showcase of electronic innovation. You walk over
Floyd | them, between them, underneath them: computers, gadgets and circuitry
Floyd | in windowed compartments. The lift and staircase are to the north,
Floyd | opposite the main entrance.
Floyd |
Floyd | A uniformed security guard leans on the reception desk, snoring away.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ping! The lift doors slide closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x compartments"
Floyd | So much for the "NEW optical technology" touted on the leaflet. You see
Floyd | one tiny little disc, and that's all.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x disc"
Floyd | A new form of data storage introduced by Yamitsi. Reportedly, the
Floyd | optical chips inside hold terrabytes of digitally compressed
Floyd | information, but it looks like a plain, old fashioned, floppy disc to
Floyd | you. The case is thin, anyway.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Lobby Showcase"
genericgeekgirl says, "From the flyer."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take disc"
Floyd | The compartment is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open compartment"
Floyd | You open the windowed compartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | Wee-ooo! Wee-ooo! Wee-ooo! Deafening sirens wail through the lobby. The
Floyd | security guard jerks awake, immediately going for his weapon. Company
Floyd | policy soon becomes clear: shoot intruders on sight.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phut! The needle severs your spinal cord, paralysing you from the neck
Floyd | down. All you can do is turn your head away, and listen out for the
Floyd | second, fatal, shot.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 23 out of a possible 400, in 272 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of actively concerned citizen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ah"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Lobby
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ack."
mwmiller says, "So they *do* shoot needles. Okay."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x window"
Floyd | They are everywhere: diamoned shaped glass panels arranged alongside
Floyd | each other, edges touching. Etched labels identify the contents, though
Floyd | you must confess the technical mumbo-jumbo is way over your head. Every
Floyd | one of the compartments has a pair of metal contacts under its handle.
Floyd | Linked to an alarm system, no doubt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x contacts"
Floyd | Two conducting metal slabs cleverly placed on different compartments,
Floyd | protecting both at once. As implied by their name, they are in contact.
Floyd | You're no expert on security, but it doesn't require a genius to work
Floyd | it out: break the circuit, and you set off an alarm.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Heh, it's like the light/armor puzzle in heist."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put gum on contacts"
Floyd | You spread the bubblegum across the metal contacts.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "I suppose we might zap the guard first with the taser? But what would we do with the disc anyway?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "remove chain"
Floyd | You undo the clasp, removing the chain from around your neck.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put chain on gum"
Floyd | You stick the silver chain onto the bubblegum, so that it lays across
Floyd | both the contacts.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open compartment"
Floyd | The bubblegum separates into two pieces as you open the window, one
Floyd | blob on each of the contacts. Your mother's necklace is pulled taut.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "Science!"
genericgeekgirl says, "And we didn't have to trick any little kids this time."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take disc"
Floyd | Stealing the optical disc leaves a sour, guilty aftertaste in your
Floyd | mouth. Well, it is with good intentions, so maybe that makes it okay--
Floyd | to an extent.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "close compartment"
Floyd | The two pieces of gum join back together as you close the window.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take necklace"
Floyd | You detach the silver chain from the bubblegum.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "wear necklace"
Floyd | You place the chain around your neck, fastening the clasp.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take gum"
Floyd | You remove the bubblegum from the metal contacts.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "nice"
genericgeekgirl says, "Who knows. But we can take it, so we shall."
DavidW says, "save plz"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf8"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "kiss guard"
Floyd | You never cared for men in uniforms: all show and no go.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Just women in red dresses."
borowski's corporeal form was TP'ed while he was astral projecting.
borowski has disconnected.
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press button" genericgeekgirl asks, "Back up?"
DavidW says, "And women in hero outfits."
Floyd | You press the call button. A short while later, you hear a high pitched
Floyd | ping, and the lift doors slide open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You step into the waiting lift.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lift
Floyd | For better or worse, the decorators themed the lift interior on a
Floyd | circuit board. Let's see: yellow on green is an awful colour
Floyd | combination, electrical components make dreadful scenery, and you're
Floyd | forced to endure a continuous low pitched hum, allegedly the sound made
Floyd | by conducting wires. Yes, definitely for the worse.
Floyd |
Floyd | You choose your floor by operating a panel of buttons. That's if you're
Floyd | able to concentrate for all the noise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press 23"
Floyd | It takes a few moments to reach your destination. The lift doors slide
Floyd | open upon arrival at the twenty-third floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You can only pray the lift doesn't get stuck.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | You exit to the twenty-third floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Offices, twenty-third floor
Floyd | Partygoers excluded, company employees have gone home for the Christmas
Floyd | holiday. Cleared out workstations are visible behind a lowered security
Floyd | screen, computers inactive and files locked in secure cabinets. Framed
Floyd | photographs of the board of directors hang opposite the lift and
Floyd | neighbouring staircase.
Floyd |
Floyd | The lift doors are to the north. Presently, you're on floor
Floyd | twenty-three.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ping! The lift doors slide closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You ascend the stairs to the twenty-fourth floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Cocktail Reception
Floyd | Chirping gizmos welcome you, in their gratingly digitised opinions, to
Floyd | the best party of all time. You'd have to disagree. Yamitsi products
Floyd | may be many things, but they're not Christmas decorations. Events are
Floyd | centred around a globe, which you can circumnavigate to the southeast
Floyd | and southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | One exits through lift doors on the north side, or if you're feeling
Floyd | energetic, an adjacent stairwell descends twenty-four stories to the
Floyd | lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x gizmo"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x gizmos"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ok. We have a disc. And a phone number. But no obvious way to get around the lady yet."
DavidW asks, "Is there something in the Presentation area to use the disc with?"
genericgeekgirl says, "I haven't seen anything."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "was there a phone in the lobby desk?"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Not that I could see."
DavidW says, "It'd be stupid if we had to leave the building and find a phone booth."
genericgeekgirl says, "Ha."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf9"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You're at the top of the stairs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "pry lift with brush"
Floyd | You insert the end of the toilet brush into the groove, and whilst
Floyd | avoiding the bristles like the plague, pry the lift doors apart.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Just exploring."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You step on top of the lift.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lift Shaft
Floyd | In areas such as this, running costs are kept to a minimum, half the
Floyd | reason for the red maintenance lighting. The lift is a new cableless
Floyd | model, working on the principle of electromagnetism. Power is regulated
Floyd | by a series of junction boxes mounted on low friction rails.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your torn evening dress hangs from the lower rungs on an emergency
Floyd | ladder.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a crumpled leaflet here.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ping! The lift doors slide closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "drop brush"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a well-chewed wad of pink bubblegum
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   an optical disc
Floyd |   a compact taser
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put all in underwear"
Floyd | pink bubblegum: You put the pink bubblegum into your bra.
Floyd | optical disc: You put the optical disc into your bra.
Floyd | compact taser: You put the compact taser into your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "That is not a statement I hope to use very often."
DavidW says, "snrk"
genericgeekgirl says, "[LINK]"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You get a foothold on the dress, scaling the emergency ladder. A few
Floyd | dozen rungs later, you arrive at the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, north side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | You're directly above the lift shaft. The emergency hatch is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "hm. If the emergency ladder is down permanently, can the dress be untied and taken back?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Lift Shaft
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take dress"
Floyd | The dress is snagged on the ladder, and won't come loose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "untie dress"
Floyd | It's a slip-on dress without buttons.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Nope"
DavidW says, "ok"
genericgeekgirl says, "Also I think we tore it earlier."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You get a foothold on the dress, scaling the emergency ladder. A few
Floyd | dozen rungs later, you arrive at the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, north side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | You're directly above the lift shaft. The emergency hatch is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Can one of those loose rungs be taken?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You descend the ladder, dropping down onto the stationary lift.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lift Shaft
Floyd | In areas such as this, running costs are kept to a minimum, half the
Floyd | reason for the red maintenance lighting. The lift is a new cableless
Floyd | model, working on the principle of electromagnetism. Power is regulated
Floyd | by a series of junction boxes mounted on low friction rails.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your torn evening dress hangs from the lower rungs on an emergency
Floyd | ladder.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a toilet brush and a crumpled leaflet here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x rungs"
Floyd | A ladder for accessing the lift shaft in an emergency. Cold air drifts
Floyd | down from above, blowing through the soft fabric of your evening dress.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take rungs"
Floyd | The ladder is stuck in the lowered position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take rung"
Floyd | The ladder is stuck in the lowered position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Doesn't seem like it."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "pull rung"
Floyd | The ladder is stuck in the lowered position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You get a foothold on the dress, scaling the emergency ladder. A few
Floyd | dozen rungs later, you arrive at the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, north side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | You're directly above the lift shaft. The emergency hatch is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm ok"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You cross to the south side of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, south side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | A ventilation tower rises from this section of the roof. The corrugated
Floyd | iron cap been pushed aside, allowing access to a circular opening
Floyd | below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You climb into the ventilation duct. As you descend, it gets warmer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the ventilation duct)
Floyd | Moonlight enters from above, reflecting off a curved section of pipe
Floyd | which bends westwards past a closed ventilation grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | Marble steps rise to the penthouse jacuzzi, flanked by statues in
Floyd | samurai battle armour. The water is boiling hot, the air stiflingly
Floyd | humid. Wisps of white steam spread out as they ascend, lingering clouds
Floyd | of thick mist which reduce the shine of oriental lanterns to faint
Floyd | glimmers.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sliding doors to the east and west are just about visible through the
Floyd | hazy mist. Discarded next to the latter are a short-skirted red dress
Floyd | and a dinner jacket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the ventilation duct)
Floyd | Moonlight enters from above, reflecting off a curved section of pipe
Floyd | which bends westwards past a closed ventilation grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | Marble steps rise to the penthouse jacuzzi, flanked by statues in
Floyd | samurai battle armour. The water is boiling hot, the air stiflingly
Floyd | humid. Wisps of white steam spread out as they ascend, lingering clouds
Floyd | of thick mist which reduce the shine of oriental lanterns to faint
Floyd | glimmers.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sliding doors to the east and west are just about visible through the
Floyd | hazy mist. Discarded next to the latter are a short-skirted red dress
Floyd | and a dinner jacket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Are they not here?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "smell"
Floyd | The perfume is so relaxing, drawing you closer to the source. Before
Floyd | you're able to stop yourself, you have unfastened the latch, and opened
Floyd | the grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | The scent becomes stronger: daffodils, pollen blowing in the breeze.
Floyd | Your mother calls out, beckoning you to join her for a swim. Without
Floyd | thinking, you dive into the lake. Mercedes tosses back her raven-black
Floyd | hair, her red lipstick glistening in the afternoon sun. Wait a minute--
Floyd | wasn't she blonde, your mother?
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the jacuzzi)
Floyd | Steaming hot rapids churn in the water, whirlpools splashing over your
Floyd | face. Out of the white mist, there comes a man: Toshigi Takamura. His
Floyd | neck is bruised, and his eyes bulge in their sockets. His body
Floyd | disappears into the haze.
Floyd |
Floyd | Soft, manicured hands massage your shoulders. The steam parts,
Floyd | condensing on the oriental beauty's face. She smiles, swimming round in
Floyd | front of you. Her wet legs slide along your neck. Mistletoe wades in
Floyd | the jacuzzi, whistling as she squeezes her legs tighter, and tighter,
Floyd | and tighter. And this time, she never stops.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 26 out of a possible 400, in 308 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of actively concerned citizen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Penthouse Suite
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "I suppose she is."
DavidW says, "The people? no. they're east, I think."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open grille"
Floyd | You slide back the latch. With nothing to support it, the grille swings
Floyd | open.
Floyd |
Floyd | The scent becomes stronger: daffodils, pollen blowing in the breeze.
Floyd | Your mother calls out, beckoning you to join her for a swim. Without
Floyd | thinking, you dive into the lake. Mercedes tosses back her raven-black
Floyd | hair, her red lipstick glistening in the afternoon sun. Wait a minute--
Floyd | wasn't she blonde, your mother?
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the jacuzzi)
Floyd | Steaming hot rapids churn in the water, whirlpools splashing over your
Floyd | face. Out of the white mist, there comes a man: Toshigi Takamura. His
Floyd | neck is bruised, and his eyes bulge in their sockets. His body
Floyd | disappears into the haze.
Floyd |
Floyd | Soft, manicured hands massage your shoulders. The steam parts,
Floyd | condensing on the oriental beauty's face. She smiles, swimming round in
Floyd | front of you. Her wet legs slide along your neck. Mistletoe wades in
Floyd | the jacuzzi, whistling as she squeezes her legs tighter, and tighter,
Floyd | and tighter. And this time, she never stops.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 26 out of a possible 400, in 308 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of actively concerned citizen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Penthouse Suite
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Hmpf."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x statues"
Floyd | Stone sumurai warriors, katanas rising through the surrounding mist.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x katanas"
Floyd | Stone sumurai warriors, katanas rising through the surrounding mist.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "gee, I dunno. Get some toilet paper from the washroom and stick that in your nose?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Heh. There didn't seem to be any."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |     a compact taser
Floyd |     an optical disc
Floyd |     a well-chewed wad of pink bubblegum
Floyd |
Floyd | Water splashes about below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the ventilation duct)
Floyd | Moonlight enters from above, reflecting off a curved section of pipe
Floyd | which bends westwards past a closed ventilation grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | Marble steps rise to the penthouse jacuzzi, flanked by statues in
Floyd | samurai battle armour. The water is boiling hot, the air stiflingly
Floyd | humid. Wisps of white steam spread out as they ascend, lingering clouds
Floyd | of thick mist which reduce the shine of oriental lanterns to faint
Floyd | glimmers.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sliding doors to the east and west are just about visible through the
Floyd | hazy mist. Discarded next to the latter are a short-skirted red dress
Floyd | and a dinner jacket.
Floyd |
Floyd | Water splashes about below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh."
DavidW asks, "Do the gum and chain bit on the latch?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You crawl west along the ventilation duct.
Floyd |
Floyd | President's Office (in the ventilation duct)
Floyd | Unseen creepy crawlies scuttle about in the darkness east of you. This
Floyd | region is kept clear by light shining in through a closed ventilation
Floyd | grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | Yamitsi have always been advocates of isolation and precision, and it
Floyd | shows. The windowless office of their head honcho is trapezoid shaped,
Floyd | widening to the east and ending at a sliding door, soundproofed and
Floyd | airtight. Arranged in the precise centre of the room is the
Floyd | presidential desk, an antique from feudal Japan.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the president's desk are an answering machine, a woman's laptop and
Floyd | several piles of memos.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "WEST?"
genericgeekgirl says, "We've never tried going west before."
genericgeekgirl | which bends westwards past a closed ventilation grille
DavidW says, "good lord"
DavidW says, "I never saw that."
genericgeekgirl says, "I hadn't noticed it earlier, because we were focusing on getting the grille open."
mwmiller says (to floyd), "out"
Floyd | You can see through the wire mesh but, alas, cannot squeeze through.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "And there's a laptop."
mwmiller says (to floyd), "open mesh"
Floyd | You slide back the latch. With nothing to support it, the grille swings
Floyd | open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf10"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You lower yourself into the presidential office, leaping down from the
Floyd | desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | President's Office
Floyd | Yamitsi have always been advocates of isolation and precision, and it
Floyd | shows. The windowless office of their head honcho is trapezoid shaped,
Floyd | widening to the east and ending at a sliding door, soundproofed and
Floyd | airtight. Arranged in the precise centre of the room is the
Floyd | presidential desk, an antique from feudal Japan.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above you, on the ceiling, is an open ventilation grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the president's desk are an answering machine, a woman's laptop and
Floyd | several piles of memos.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x machine"
Floyd | Not the standard type of answering machine which plays a cassette tape
Floyd | and asks the caller to leave a message after the beep, but an upgraded
Floyd | model which has a fully compatible vidphone interface with a dust
Floyd | repellent, flicker-free screen. The video image is completely dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x laptop"
Floyd | That'd be a computer, then. You're fairly sure this machine is the
Floyd | property of a lady. The display is heart shaped and the flowery pink,
Floyd | hard to read, font has a definite feminine feel. Those observations
Floyd | noted, you also see two slots: a long and thin one, and another which
Floyd | is square.
Floyd |
Floyd | Both of the slots are empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller exclaims, "After 10,000 false starts, WE'VE REACHED THE PENTHOUSE !!"
genericgeekgirl is offende-- oh wait. I have a pale pink laptop.
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x memos"
Floyd | Leafs of notepaper stacked in slapdash piles. General messiness aside,
Floyd | deposits of nail varnish suggest a certain oriental woman has been
Floyd | looking through them. Whether or not she found what she was searching
Floyd | for-- well, she's next door, if you want to ask.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "How about.. no."
mwmiller says, "Ooh, a modern answering machine that doesn't play a tape! HOW EXOTIC."
DavidW says, "It's hard to predict the future, y'know."
genericgeekgirl says, "Nail polish doesn't really do that. I think."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take laptop"
Floyd | She must be a strong-limbed lady, since you can't move her computer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put disk in laptop"
Floyd | You need to be holding the optical disc before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take disk"
Floyd | You take the optical disc out of your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put disk in laptop"
Floyd | You insert the optical disc into the relevant slot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "turn on laptop"
Floyd | The computer doesn't appear to have a manual interface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "touch screen"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the answering machine or the woman's laptop?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "laptop"
Floyd | The laptop doesn't respond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open laptop"
Floyd | You don't see any compartments.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "laptop, on"
Floyd | The computer doesn't respond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "laptop, logon"
Floyd | The computer doesn't respond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "laptop, help"
Floyd | The computer doesn't respond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Probably something needs to go in the other slot?"
DavidW says, "oh, sure."
DavidW says, "Battery, I guess."
genericgeekgirl says, "Maybe we can sneak into the other room from here."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | President's Office
Floyd | Yamitsi have always been advocates of isolation and precision, and it
Floyd | shows. The windowless office of their head honcho is trapezoid shaped,
Floyd | widening to the east and ending at a sliding door, soundproofed and
Floyd | airtight. Arranged in the precise centre of the room is the
Floyd | presidential desk, an antique from feudal Japan.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above you, on the ceiling, is an open ventilation grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the president's desk are an answering machine, a woman's laptop and
Floyd | several piles of memos.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You slide open the white panelled door. Muffled noises are audible:
Floyd | whistling, splashing water and-- er, other things. The perfume's aroma
Floyd | is stronger, too. On the other side, within reach, are a short-skirted
Floyd | red dress and a dinner jacket.
Floyd |
Floyd | More noises you'd rather not hear.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take dress"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | More noises you'd rather not hear.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take jacket"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd | You slide the white panelled door closed, shutting out the noise-- and
Floyd | the smell of perfume.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "search jacket"
Floyd | If you unfastened the buttons, then you might be able to.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "unfasten buttons"
Floyd | You unfasten the buttons, unfolding the jacket. The inside lining is
Floyd | patched up with stitches. Hurriedly sewn too, by the look of things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ooh"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "search jacket"
Floyd | The inside lining is patched up with stitches. Hurriedly sewn too, by
Floyd | the look of things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "search dress"
Floyd | The dress is crimson, the colour of blood. Three quarters of the skirt
Floyd | have been jaggedly cut away, trimming it to three or four inches in
Floyd | length. A leather belt has been fixed onto the thin, almost
Floyd | transparent, cotton. The brass fastener has a flower motif on the
Floyd | front. Mistletoe, if you're not mistaken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "search belt"
Floyd | The dress is crimson, the colour of blood. Three quarters of the skirt
Floyd | have been jaggedly cut away, trimming it to three or four inches in
Floyd | length. A leather belt has been fixed onto the thin, almost
Floyd | transparent, cotton. The brass fastener has a flower motif on the
Floyd | front. Mistletoe, if you're not mistaken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open belt"
Floyd | You open the brass fastener, pulling the belt free. Interestingly, the
Floyd | rear side of the flower motif is raised, like a pressure pad.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press pad"
Floyd | A curved piece of brass comes off the bottom of the fastener, its
Floyd | handle sitting all too comfortably in your hand. Yes, you're holding a
Floyd | knife.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Sweet."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cut stitches"
Floyd | (with the curved brass knife)
Floyd | The knife's curved tip makes short work of the stitches. You pull at
Floyd | the cloth, tearing open the jacket's lining.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Now we can cut the cable."
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "search jacket"
Floyd | Inside the jacket's torn lining is an optical datachip.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x datachip"
Floyd | Small microchips inside the inch-wide black cube store data optically,
Floyd | and more often than not, encode the information using two four-digit
Floyd | numbers as the key. You only know all this because you stood in for Amy
Floyd | at the science conference. Funny, how she always seems to be needed
Floyd | elsewhere.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put chip in laptop"
Floyd | You need to be holding the optical datachip before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take laptop"
Floyd | She must be a strong-limbed lady, since you can't move her computer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take chip"
Floyd | You take the optical datachip out of the jacket's lining.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put chip in laptop"
Floyd | You insert the optical datachip into the relevant slot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "touch laptop"
Floyd | The laptop doesn't respond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "wear dress"
Floyd | Wear the oriental woman's dress? You'd rather not.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use laptop"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Maybe we should put them back?"
genericgeekgirl says, "The clothing."
DavidW says, "perhaps"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You slide open the white panelled door. Muffled noises are audible:
Floyd | whistling, splashing water and-- er, other things. The perfume's aroma
Floyd | is stronger, too.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put dress in door"
Floyd | You place the red dress next to the sliding door, on the penthouse
Floyd | suite side.
Floyd |
Floyd | From next door, you hear water splashing about in the jacuzzi.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm, maybe not"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put jacket in door"
Floyd | You place the dinner jacket next to the sliding door, on the penthouse
Floyd | suite side.
Floyd |
Floyd | From next door, you hear water splashing about in the jacuzzi.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd | You slide the white panelled door closed, shutting out the noise-- and
Floyd | the smell of perfume.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Hm?"
DavidW says, "Aroma was stronger, it said"
genericgeekgirl says, "I don't want them finding them gone and coming in here."
genericgeekgirl says, "Stronger than in here."
genericgeekgirl says, "It said it earlier, too."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "computer, hello"
Floyd | The computer doesn't respond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take disc"
Floyd | You remove the optical disc from its slot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put disc in laptop"
Floyd | You insert the optical disc into the relevant slot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x laptop"
Floyd | That'd be a computer, then. You're fairly sure this machine is the
Floyd | property of a lady. The display is heart shaped and the flowery pink,
Floyd | hard to read, font has a definite feminine feel. Those observations
Floyd | noted, you also see two slots: a long and thin one, and another which
Floyd | is square.
Floyd |
Floyd | An optical disc and datachip have been inserted into their relevant
Floyd | slots.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask computer about marisawa"
Floyd | Artificial intelligence is still in the future.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks (of laptop), "Why you no work?"
genericgeekgirl says, "That is a wonderful response."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn on computer"
Floyd | The computer doesn't appear to have a manual interface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x desk"
Floyd | The president must have a lot of tolerance to work here. Granted, the
Floyd | desk looks nicer than most, hand carved from ebony and draped in
Floyd | Japanese tapestries. A few drawers wouldn't go amiss though, or a
Floyd | modern chair to replace the wooden plank.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the president's desk are an answering machine, a woman's laptop and
Floyd | several piles of memos.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tapestries"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x plank"
Floyd | The president must have a lot of tolerance to work here. Granted, the
Floyd | desk looks nicer than most, hand carved from ebony and draped in
Floyd | Japanese tapestries. A few drawers wouldn't go amiss though, or a
Floyd | modern chair to replace the wooden plank.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the president's desk are an answering machine, a woman's laptop and
Floyd | several piles of memos.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look under plank"
Floyd | The desk, unlike many others you've come across, has no space
Floyd | underneath.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn on machine"
Floyd | That's not something you can switch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x machine"
Floyd | Not the standard type of answering machine which plays a cassette tape
Floyd | and asks the caller to leave a message after the beep, but an upgraded
Floyd | model which has a fully compatible vidphone interface with a dust
Floyd | repellent, flicker-free screen. The video image is completely dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take phone"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x interface"
Floyd | Not the standard type of answering machine which plays a cassette tape
Floyd | and asks the caller to leave a message after the beep, but an upgraded
Floyd | model which has a fully compatible vidphone interface with a dust
Floyd | repellent, flicker-free screen. The video image is completely dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "type acyb25p"
Floyd | What do you want to type on?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "computer"
Floyd | The computer doesn't appear to have a manual interface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "type acyb25p on machine"
Floyd | This particular answering machine is restricted to incoming calls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "play machine"
Floyd | (first taking the answering machine)
Floyd | The answering machine is fixed onto the desk, and cannot be removed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x buttons"
Floyd | The closed, white panelled door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Heh."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd | The door is white panelled, Japanese dojo style. A seal surrounds its
Floyd | perimeter, preventing everything, even air, from passing through while
Floyd | the sliding frame is closed. Occasionally, shadows are cast on the
Floyd | panels, monochrome images of a man and woman doing you know what in the
Floyd | penthouse suite jacuzzi.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn computer"
Floyd | She must be a strong-limbed lady, since you can't move her computer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push it"
Floyd | She must be a strong-limbed lady, since you can't move her computer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull it"
Floyd | She must be a strong-limbed lady, since you can't move her computer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search it"
Floyd | An optical disc and datachip have been inserted into their relevant
Floyd | slots.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "move memos"
Floyd | Nothing is hidden underneath the memos.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "listen to messages"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "play back messages"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x light"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "click"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x mouse"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Maybe we're missing something. Should we try cutting the cable?"
DavidW says, "ok."
genericgeekgirl asks, "Probably ok to leave the disc and chip here?"
DavidW says, "It seems crazy we can't operate either device."
DavidW says, "yeah, leave em"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You need both hands free to pull yourself up into the duct.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a curved brass knife
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |     a compact taser
Floyd |     a well-chewed wad of pink bubblegum
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put knife in underwear"
Floyd | You put the curved brass knife into your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl hee.
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You climb into the ventilation duct via the presidential desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | President's Office (in the ventilation duct)
Floyd | Unseen creepy crawlies scuttle about in the darkness east of you. This
Floyd | region is kept clear by light shining in through an open ventilation
Floyd | grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | Yamitsi have always been advocates of isolation and precision, and it
Floyd | shows. The windowless office of their head honcho is trapezoid shaped,
Floyd | widening to the east and ending at a sliding door, soundproofed and
Floyd | airtight. Arranged in the precise centre of the room is the
Floyd | presidential desk, an antique from feudal Japan.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the president's desk are an answering machine, a woman's laptop and
Floyd | several piles of memos.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You crawl east along the ventilation duct.
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the ventilation duct)
Floyd | Moonlight enters from above, reflecting off a curved section of pipe
Floyd | which bends westwards past a closed ventilation grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | Marble steps rise to the penthouse jacuzzi, flanked by statues in
Floyd | samurai battle armour. The water is boiling hot, the air stiflingly
Floyd | humid. Wisps of white steam spread out as they ascend, lingering clouds
Floyd | of thick mist which reduce the shine of oriental lanterns to faint
Floyd | glimmers.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sliding doors to the east and west are just about visible through the
Floyd | hazy mist. Discarded next to the latter are a dinner jacket and a
Floyd | short-skirted red dress.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You climb up to the roof, jumping down from the ventilation tower.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, south side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | A ventilation tower rises from this section of the roof. The corrugated
Floyd | iron cap been pushed aside, allowing access to a circular opening
Floyd | below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You cross to the east side of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, east side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | A flagpole extends towards the eastern bay, flying Yamitsi's standard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Female voices from below. Both quite young, from the sound of things.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Who's this visitor? Another one of Toshigi's playthings?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "She scares me. That look she gave him, like an eagle sizing up her
Floyd | prey. Still, he seemed comfortable. He usually is around women. I'd
Floyd | better follow his orders, and keep an eye on his office. Stay alert,
Floyd | and don't be using your portavid. We both know what happens to ladies
Floyd | who fail to meet his requirements."
Floyd |
Floyd | The whoosh of a door moving on its bearings, then silence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Hm."
DavidW says, "The guardswomen from the tv, I assume."
genericgeekgirl asks, "Portavid. Mobile phone sort of thing?"
DavidW says, "mmhm"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take knife"
Floyd | You take the curved brass knife out of your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cut cable"
Floyd | (with the curved brass knife)
Floyd | Keeping one foot on the roof, you lean along the flagpole, elbow
Floyd | wrapped tightly around the shaft. Ice-cold steel bites into your skin,
Floyd | snowflakes obscuring your vision. Fortunately, you have the endurance
Floyd | to hold on and slice the cable free. Yamitsi's standard blows off the
Floyd | cord.
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard! A few nervous seconds pass, but the incident seems to gone
Floyd | unnoticed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take cable"
Floyd | You take up the slack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "pull cable"
Floyd | The cable seems to be secure.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   one end of a plastic cable
Floyd |   a curved brass knife
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |     a compact taser
Floyd |     a well-chewed wad of pink bubblegum
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Ok.. To what end?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "tie cable to me"
Floyd | You slide the end of the cable underneath the strap of your bra, tying
Floyd | it into a simple knot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ha. Ok."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd | You take hold of the cable, abseiling down to the penthouse suite
Floyd | balcony, only to land two metres behind a patrolling bodyguard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Balcony
Floyd | The balcony overlooks Atlantic City's scenic harbour, the vast distance
Floyd | reducing cargo barges and cruise liners to the scale of model boats.
Floyd | Artistic stone rails border the platform, ornamental carvings depicting
Floyd | Japanese samurai in battle. A sliding mirrored door to the west
Floyd | connects with the penthouse suite.
Floyd |
Floyd | Takamura is known to pay his escort girls well for their services, and
Floyd | the woman on the balcony performs hers admirably. Hearing your feet
Floyd | scrape stone, the lady bodyguard spins around, legs braced apart and
Floyd | needle gun ready to fire.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "I feel like I keep trying ridiculous things, and the game keeps rewarding me for them."
DavidW says, "hm"
genericgeekgirl says, "Except now we have a bodyguard to deal with."
mwmiller says, "Well, that's the superhero genre for you."
DavidW asks, "Taser her, I guess?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf11"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "taser guard"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take taser"
Floyd | You take the compact taser out of your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phut! The guard knows exactly where to aim in order to maim or kill.
Floyd | The chosen option is the second one: a single, precise shot to your
Floyd | head.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 29 out of a possible 400, in 390 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of actively concerned citizen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Balcony
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | [Can't "undo" twice in succession. Sorry!]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "/undo"
Floyd | Balcony
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take taser"
Floyd | You take the compact taser out of your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phut! The needle severs your spinal cord, paralysing you from the neck
Floyd | down. All you can do is turn your head away, and listen out for the
Floyd | second, fatal, shot.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 29 out of a possible 400, in 390 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of actively concerned citizen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Balcony
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "zap guard"
Floyd | (with the compact taser)
Floyd | That action requires the item to be held.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phut! The guard knows exactly where to aim in order to maim or kill.
Floyd | The chosen option is the second one: a single, precise shot to your
Floyd | head.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 29 out of a possible 400, in 390 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of actively concerned citizen.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Balcony
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "/undo"
Floyd |
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "/undo"
Floyd | Balcony
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "/undo"
Floyd | Roof, east side
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take taser"
Floyd | You take the compact taser out of your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd | You take hold of the cable, abseiling down to the penthouse suite
Floyd | balcony, only to land two metres behind a patrolling bodyguard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Balcony
Floyd | The balcony overlooks Atlantic City's scenic harbour, the vast distance
Floyd | reducing cargo barges and cruise liners to the scale of model boats.
Floyd | Artistic stone rails border the platform, ornamental carvings depicting
Floyd | Japanese samurai in battle. A sliding mirrored door to the west
Floyd | connects with the penthouse suite.
Floyd |
Floyd | Takamura is known to pay his escort girls well for their services, and
Floyd | the woman on the balcony performs hers admirably. Hearing your feet
Floyd | scrape stone, the lady bodyguard spins around, legs braced apart and
Floyd | needle gun ready to fire.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "We only have one move, and we needed to be holding it already."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "zap guard"
Floyd | (with the compact taser)
Floyd | The bodyguard takes the electric shock full in the chest. Her stamina
Floyd | is amazing and she holds out for several thousand volts, before
Floyd | desisting in her attempt to force off a needle. The woman slumps to the
Floyd | balcony floor, unconscious.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "woot"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "search guard"
Floyd | One of Takamura's female bodyguards, whom you saw lounging in his
Floyd | bathtub before the television broadcast was so rudely interrupted. The
Floyd | woman is wearing a black trouser suit, smart yet practical. She's armed
Floyd | with a military-issue needle gun. A portable vidphone sticks out from
Floyd | her suit pocket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take gun"
Floyd | You'd never use such a murderous weapon. In any case, the needle gun
Floyd | will only respond to the bodyguard's DNA.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take vidphone"
Floyd | Wary of the needle gun, you pilfer the guard's portable vidphone.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Why can't we take it and throw it over the side?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take suit"
Floyd | The bodyguard is too heavy to move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "sorry, we gotta stay undressed even longer"
genericgeekgirl hmpf.
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x phone"
Floyd | The vidphone case is flat, three inches by ten. A bewildering array of
Floyd | features are crammed into the small space: a QWERTY keyboard, a volume
Floyd | amplifier switch, a readable liquid crystal display, and a camera lens.
Floyd | Rather unfairly, no video screen is provided. So whoever you phone will
Floyd | be able to see your face, but not vice versa.  The vidphone's keyboard
Floyd | is dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cover lens"
Floyd | That's not something you can close.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put gum on lens"
Floyd | You need to be holding the pink bubblegum before you can put it on top
Floyd | of something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take gum"
Floyd | You take the pink bubblegum out of your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put gum on lens"
Floyd | You place the bubblegum on the camera lens, spreading it out until it
Floyd | completely covers the glass. That should hide your face from prying
Floyd | eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller exclaims, "Running around in underwear: That's also part of the superhero genre!"
genericgeekgirl says, "I wonder if all of his games involve chewed up candy."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "call ACYB25P"
Floyd | (on the portable vidphone)
Floyd | You dial the code for the office of Yamitsi's president. The vidphone's
Floyd | keyboard begins flashing periodically.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x keyboard"
Floyd | The vidphone case is flat, three inches by ten. A bewildering array of
Floyd | features are crammed into the small space: a QWERTY keyboard, a volume
Floyd | amplifier switch, a readable liquid crystal display, and a camera lens.
Floyd | Rather unfairly, no video screen is provided. Sticking bubblegum on the
Floyd | glass eye has evened things out a little. The vidphone's keyboard is
Floyd | flashing periodically.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "wow, still playing"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press keyboard"
Floyd | You'll have to specify what numbers and/or letters to dial.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The keyboard of the vidphone lights up. You hear a voice over the
Floyd | receiver: an eastern female, speaking in terse sentences. Spoken in
Floyd | Japanese so, naturally, you can't understand a word being said.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Yup."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | The vidphone's keyboard fades into darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Up?"
Ellison says, "(I ended up going to the martini bar since I wasn't going to be helping much here)"
DavidW says, "hm. Perhaps we needed to be in the vent above the office when we phoned"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Aw. Have fun? Kiss any girls? What colour was your drink?"
genericgeekgirl says, "=)"
DavidW says (to Ellison), "yeah, details!"
DavidW says, "(and you may lie)"
genericgeekgirl says, "Maybe we can call again."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You need both hands free to climb the cable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put all in bra"
Floyd | portable vidphone: You put the portable vidphone into your bra.
Floyd | compact taser: You put the compact taser into your bra.
Floyd | curved brass knife: You put the curved brass knife into your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | Your hands are numb by the time you reach the roof. Gladly, you swing
Floyd | your legs onto the concrete, brushing away the snow.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, east side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | A flagpole extends towards the eastern bay, its cable cut free.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take cable"
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "untie cable"
Floyd | You untie the cable from your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "This bra is the best."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | (first dropping the plastic cable)
Floyd | You cross to the south side of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, south side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | A ventilation tower rises from this section of the roof. The corrugated
Floyd | iron cap been pushed aside, allowing access to a circular opening
Floyd | below.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says, "Apparently, we have super-knot-tying skills."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You climb into the ventilation duct. As you descend, it gets warmer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the ventilation duct)
Floyd | Moonlight enters from above, reflecting off a curved section of pipe
Floyd | which bends westwards past a closed ventilation grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | Marble steps rise to the penthouse jacuzzi, flanked by statues in
Floyd | samurai battle armour. The water is boiling hot, the air stiflingly
Floyd | humid. Wisps of white steam spread out as they ascend, lingering clouds
Floyd | of thick mist which reduce the shine of oriental lanterns to faint
Floyd | glimmers.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sliding doors to the east and west are just about visible through the
Floyd | hazy mist. Discarded next to the latter are a dinner jacket and a
Floyd | short-skirted red dress.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe whistles a brief tune.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "it was fun enough. I did not kiss any girls. I had a couple beers, but the one martini I had was a clear gummibeartini (that's what it was called)"
DavidW says, "ha gummibeartini"
genericgeekgirl says, "That sounds.. ew."
DavidW asks, "Did it make bounce here and there and everywhere?"
DavidW says, "er make you bounce"
genericgeekgirl says, "Haha"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You crawl west along the ventilation duct.
Floyd |
Floyd | President's Office (in the ventilation duct)
Floyd | Unseen creepy crawlies scuttle about in the darkness east of you. This
Floyd | region is kept clear by light shining in through an open ventilation
Floyd | grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | Yamitsi have always been advocates of isolation and precision, and it
Floyd | shows. The windowless office of their head honcho is trapezoid shaped,
Floyd | widening to the east and ending at a sliding door, soundproofed and
Floyd | airtight. Arranged in the precise centre of the room is the
Floyd | presidential desk, an antique from feudal Japan.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the president's desk are an answering machine, a woman's laptop and
Floyd | several piles of memos.
Floyd |
Floyd | From a blind spot in the office comes the clack-clack of high heels.
Floyd | The panels of the sliding door echo the sound repeatedly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "no boucing yet, but the night is still early"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x laptop"
Floyd | That'd be a computer, then. You're fairly sure this machine is the
Floyd | property of a lady. The display is heart shaped and the flowery pink,
Floyd | hard to read, font has a definite feminine feel. Those observations
Floyd | noted, you also see two slots: a long and thin one, and another which
Floyd | is square.
Floyd |
Floyd | An optical disc and datachip have been inserted into their relevant
Floyd | slots.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "call ACYB25P"
Floyd | (on the portable vidphone)
Floyd | Not unless you're holding the vidphone, you can't.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear the bodyguard pace back and forth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take phone"
Floyd | You take the portable vidphone out of your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | The bodyguard temporarily quickens her pace.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "call ACYB25P"
Floyd | (on the portable vidphone)
Floyd | You dial the code for the office of Yamitsi's president. The vidphone's
Floyd | keyboard begins flashing periodically.
Floyd |
Floyd | The answering machine beeps three times.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The answering machine beeps three times.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The answering machine beeps three times.
Floyd |
Floyd | Below you, the female bodyguard strolls over to the desk, touching the
Floyd | answering machine's video screen. The keyboard of the vidphone lights
Floyd | up. You hear a voice over the receiver: an eastern female, speaking in
Floyd | terse sentences. Spoken in Japanese so, naturally, you can't understand
Floyd | a word being said.
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman pauses, checking the machine for faults.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take taser"
Floyd | You take the compact taser out of your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | Patience isn't a virtue for the bodyguard. Her frustration growing, she
Floyd | tries to lift up the answering machine from the desk. In the end, she
Floyd | settles for hitting the display with her needle gun before stomping out
Floyd | of view.
Floyd |
Floyd | The vidphone's keyboard fades into darkness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Damnit."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "call ACYB25P"
Floyd | (on the portable vidphone)
Floyd | You dial the code for the office of Yamitsi's president. The vidphone's
Floyd | keyboard begins flashing periodically.
Floyd |
Floyd | The answering machine beeps three times.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The answering machine beeps three times.
Floyd |
Floyd | Below you, the female bodyguard strolls over to the desk, touching the
Floyd | answering machine's video screen. The keyboard of the vidphone lights
Floyd | up. You hear a voice over the receiver: an eastern female, speaking in
Floyd | terse sentences. Spoken in Japanese so, naturally, you can't understand
Floyd | a word being said.
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman pauses, checking the machine for faults.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | You lower yourself into the presidential office, leaping down from the
Floyd | desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | President's Office
Floyd | Yamitsi have always been advocates of isolation and precision, and it
Floyd | shows. The windowless office of their head honcho is trapezoid shaped,
Floyd | widening to the east and ending at a sliding door, soundproofed and
Floyd | airtight. Arranged in the precise centre of the room is the
Floyd | presidential desk, an antique from feudal Japan.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the president's desk are an answering machine, a woman's laptop and
Floyd | several piles of memos.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above you, on the ceiling, is an open ventilation grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | The female bodyguard reacts immediately to your entrance, aiming her
Floyd | needle gun at you and squeezing the trigger without a moment's thought.
Floyd |
Floyd | Phut! You never see the needle, only the hole it burrows through your
Floyd | chest. The bodyguard watches as you stagger back, collapsing lifelessly
Floyd | to the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 32 out of a possible 400, in 423 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of good samaritan.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | President's Office
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "zap guard"
Floyd | (with the compact taser)
Floyd | The bodyguard's senses are acute. Hearing movement, she looks up at the
Floyd | grille, raising her needle gun. Fortunately, you have already fired the
Floyd | taser. The wire strikes her exposed chest. With nothing to protect
Floyd | herself from the shock, she quickly succumbs, falling unconscious
Floyd | before she hits the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by four points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh, we can do it from here."
DavidW says, "yup, and yay"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "down"
Floyd | You lower yourself into the presidential office, leaping down from the
Floyd | desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | President's Office
Floyd | Yamitsi have always been advocates of isolation and precision, and it
Floyd | shows. The windowless office of their head honcho is trapezoid shaped,
Floyd | widening to the east and ending at a sliding door, soundproofed and
Floyd | airtight. Arranged in the precise centre of the room is the
Floyd | presidential desk, an antique from feudal Japan.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the president's desk are an answering machine, a woman's laptop and
Floyd | several piles of memos.
Floyd |
Floyd | A female bodyguard has been zapped unconscious.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above you, on the ceiling, is an open ventilation grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf12"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x guard"
Floyd | This woman is less formally dressed than the other bodyguard, wearing
Floyd | high heels and an open shirted blouse which leaves little to the
Floyd | imagination. She carries a needle gun, all the same.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "search guard"
Floyd | This woman is less formally dressed than the other bodyguard, wearing
Floyd | high heels and an open shirted blouse which leaves little to the
Floyd | imagination. She carries a needle gun, all the same.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "touch machine's screen"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x phone"
Floyd | The vidphone case is flat, three inches by ten. A bewildering array of
Floyd | features are crammed into the small space: a QWERTY keyboard, a volume
Floyd | amplifier switch, a readable liquid crystal display, and a camera lens.
Floyd | Rather unfairly, no video screen is provided. Sticking bubblegum on the
Floyd | glass eye has evened things out a little. The vidphone's keyboard is
Floyd | brightly lit.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x display"
Floyd | (the portable vidphone)
Floyd | A sequence of letters and numbers: ACYB25P.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x switch"
Floyd | An amplifier to boost the audio signal, presently switched off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "turn on switch"
Floyd | You switch on the vidphone's volume amplifier.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "..."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You slide open the white panelled door. Muffled noises are audible:
Floyd | whistling, splashing water and-- er, other things. The perfume's aroma
Floyd | is stronger, too. On the other side, within reach, are a dinner jacket
Floyd | and a short-skirted red dress.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put phone in door"
Floyd | You place the portable vidphone next to the sliding door, on the
Floyd | penthouse suite side.
Floyd |
Floyd | The sound of sloshing water is relayed over the answering machine.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Voice activated?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The sound of sloshing water is relayed over the answering machine.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The sound of sloshing water is relayed over the answering machine.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh come on. Say something."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The sound of sloshing water is relayed over the answering machine.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), " z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe's whistling is boosted by the vidphone's amplifier.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The sound of sloshing water is relayed over the answering machine.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe's voice is transmitted in crystal clear audio.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You like girls, don't you Toshigi? Tell me, how do I rank among your
Floyd | squeezes? I'm sure you'll be-- memorable, even ousting your
Floyd | predecessor. Sit back, relax, enjoy yourself. Mistletoe's going to take
Floyd | special care of you."
Floyd |
Floyd | The laptop reacted as she mentioned her name.
Floyd |
Floyd | The laptop prompts you for the first codekey.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by three points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd | You slide the white panelled door closed, shutting out the noise-- and
Floyd | the smell of perfume.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "code key?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x chip"
Floyd | Small microchips inside the inch-wide black cube store data optically,
Floyd | and more often than not, encode the information using two four-digit
Floyd | numbers as the key. You only know all this because you stood in for Amy
Floyd | at the science conference. Funny, how she always seems to be needed
Floyd | elsewhere.
Floyd |
Floyd | The sound of sloshing water is relayed over the answering machine.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take chip"
Floyd | You remove the optical datachip from its slot.
Floyd |
Floyd | The laptop's display has changed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I don't know any code keys."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put chip in laptop"
Floyd | You insert the optical datachip into the relevant slot.
Floyd |
Floyd | The laptop prompts you for the first codekey.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read laptop"
Floyd | *** STATE FIRST CODEKEY ***
Floyd |
Floyd | More of Mistletoe's ramblings. Already, you've had enough.
Floyd |
Floyd | You tap the answering machine's video screen. The image fades to black.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "search memos"
Floyd | Two of the memos seem odd for one reason or another: a "things to do"
Floyd | list and some scribbled numbers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x numbers"
Floyd | Note my change of vidphone number:
Floyd |
Floyd | From: mia1011
Floyd | To:   mia9132
Floyd |
Floyd |   -- Carla
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x list"
Floyd | Things to do:
Floyd |
Floyd | 1) Further check of our accounts
Floyd | 2) Arrange meeting with Reeves
Floyd | 3) Lease Venetian apartment to Franco
Floyd | 4) Liquidate Antoni Nero
Floyd |
Floyd | Franco? Antoni? Strange names for Japanese mafiosos. Perhaps there's
Floyd | something important hidden within these four casual instructions.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "say fall"
Floyd | (to the bodyguard)
Floyd | The bodyguard is asleep, hence unable to respond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Heh"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "state fall"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "say fall to laptop"
Floyd | The computer didn't seem to understand you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "What is fall?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh"
DavidW says, "First letters in list."
mwmiller says (to floyd), "type fall"
Floyd | (on the portable vidphone)
Floyd | The closed, white panelled door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says, "Goodness sakes."
genericgeekgirl says, "There are numbers in each line."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "say 4379"
Floyd | (to the bodyguard)
Floyd | The bodyguard is asleep, hence unable to respond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Written out."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "type 4379"
Floyd | (on the portable vidphone)
Floyd | The closed, white panelled door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Shit."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You slide open the white panelled door. Muffled noises are audible:
Floyd | whistling, splashing water and-- er, other things. The perfume's aroma
Floyd | is stronger, too. On the other side, within reach, are a portable
Floyd | vidphone, a dinner jacket and a short-skirted red dress.
Floyd |
Floyd | From next door, you hear water splashing about in the jacuzzi.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take phone"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd | You slide the white panelled door closed, shutting out the noise-- and
Floyd | the smell of perfume.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "type 4379"
Floyd | (on the portable vidphone)
Floyd | Their name is misleading, since vidphone numbers contain letters as
Floyd | well.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "say 4379 to laptop"
Floyd | The laptop prompts you for the second codekey.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "I got nothing."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "type mia9132"
Floyd | (on the portable vidphone)
Floyd | Apparently, that vidphone number doesn't exist.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "say 9132 to laptop"
Floyd | A swarm of hashes, exclamation marks and dollar signs fills the laptop
Floyd | display. The odd alphanumeric character appears in the mass of
Floyd | nonsense, but the file as a whole remains indecipherable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x display"
Floyd | (the portable vidphone)
Floyd | A sequence of letters and numbers: ACYB25P.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x laptop"
Floyd | That'd be a computer, then. You're fairly sure this machine is the
Floyd | property of a lady. The display is heart shaped and the flowery pink,
Floyd | hard to read, font has a definite feminine feel. Those observations
Floyd | noted, you also see two slots: a long and thin one, and another which
Floyd | is square.
Floyd |
Floyd | An optical disc and datachip have been inserted into their relevant
Floyd | slots.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x laptop display"
Floyd | *** STATE FIRST CODEKEY ***
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Nope."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "say 4379 to laptop"
Floyd | The laptop prompts you for the second codekey.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "call mia1011"
Floyd | (on the portable vidphone)
Floyd | Apparently, that vidphone number doesn't exist.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "say 8121 to laptop"
Floyd | Zeros and ones scroll on the laptop's display. The decoded file is a
Floyd | sequence of binary digits. More powerful decryption algorithms are set
Floyd | in motion, converting the data into building schematics. The drawings
Floyd | are so detailed, recognisable at first glance.
Floyd |
Floyd | Four you know without having to resort to the captions: the history
Floyd | museum, the plaza theatre, the memorial clock tower, and terminal #4 at
Floyd | W.P. Browne airport. The other two have you stumped. One could be a
Floyd | cruise liner, you suppose. But a temple-- where in Atlantic City might
Floyd | that be?
Floyd |
Floyd | You're still racking your brains when the computer informs you the
Floyd | download has been completed. The optical disc is ejected onto the
Floyd | floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Hm?"
DavidW says, "(9132 - 1011 = 8121)"
genericgeekgirl says, "Ah. Neat."
mwmiller says, "That's...arbitrary."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take disc"
Floyd | Finding a good use for the optical disc has restored your faith.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "...."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   an optical disc
Floyd |   a portable vidphone (with bubblegum over the camera lens)
Floyd |   a compact taser
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |     a curved brass knife
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh, because we felt guilty about taking it."
mwmiller says, "oF OUR, wiTH REEves, leaSE VENetian, antoNI NEro at least seem kind of plausible. Pfft."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put all in underwear"
Floyd | optical disc: You put the optical disc into your bra.
Floyd | portable vidphone: You put the portable vidphone into your bra.
Floyd | compact taser: You put the compact taser into your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Up?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf13"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You climb into the ventilation duct via the presidential desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | President's Office (in the ventilation duct)
Floyd | Unseen creepy crawlies scuttle about in the darkness east of you. This
Floyd | region is kept clear by light shining in through an open ventilation
Floyd | grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | Yamitsi have always been advocates of isolation and precision, and it
Floyd | shows. The windowless office of their head honcho is trapezoid shaped,
Floyd | widening to the east and ending at a sliding door, soundproofed and
Floyd | airtight. Arranged in the precise centre of the room is the
Floyd | presidential desk, an antique from feudal Japan.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the president's desk are an answering machine, a woman's laptop and
Floyd | several piles of memos.
Floyd |
Floyd | A female bodyguard has been zapped unconscious.
Floyd |
Floyd | Steam draughts into the office, alerting you to the danger. For a split
Floyd | second, you see her silhouette: a tall, dark female shape not unlike
Floyd | the oriental woman herself. Mistletoe doesn't make a sound, but the
Floyd | scent of daffodils lingers, so perhaps you shouldn't.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "RUN"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | Rumbling metal behind you-- Mistletoe is close. The frequency of the
Floyd | bumps is so high. You could never crawl that fast.
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the ventilation duct)
Floyd | Moonlight enters from above, reflecting off a curved section of pipe
Floyd | which bends westwards past a closed ventilation grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | Marble steps rise to the penthouse jacuzzi, flanked by statues in
Floyd | samurai battle armour. The water is boiling hot, the air stiflingly
Floyd | humid. Wisps of white steam spread out as they ascend, lingering clouds
Floyd | of thick mist which reduce the shine of oriental lanterns to faint
Floyd | glimmers.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sliding doors to the east and west are just about visible through the
Floyd | hazy mist. Discarded next to the latter are a dinner jacket and a
Floyd | short-skirted red dress.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | Water drips onto your back from above. Strange, aren't you inside--
Floyd | then you see it, or rather her, hanging like a spider from the duct
Floyd | ceiling. Mistletoe's arms and legs are spread wide, pressed firmly
Floyd | against the rivets. The huntress waits, observing her prey. Trapped in
Floyd | a narrow space, the scent is stronger than ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your mind floats, numbed by the aroma. When you awake, you find
Floyd | yourself...
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the jacuzzi)
Floyd | Steaming hot rapids churn in the water, whirlpools splashing over your
Floyd | face. Out of the white mist, there comes a man: Toshigi Takamura. His
Floyd | neck is bruised, and his eyes bulge in their sockets. His body
Floyd | disappears into the haze.
Floyd |
Floyd | Soft, manicured hands massage your shoulders. The steam parts,
Floyd | condensing on the oriental beauty's face. She smiles, swimming round in
Floyd | front of you. Her wet legs slide along your neck. Mistletoe wades in
Floyd | the jacuzzi, whistling as she squeezes her legs tighter, and tighter,
Floyd | and tighter. And this time, she never stops.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 44 out of a possible 400, in 469 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of vigilante.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Penthouse Suite
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Seriously?"
DavidW says, "ack"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open grille"
Floyd | You slide back the latch. With nothing to support it, the grille swings
Floyd | open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says, "ARGH"
maga says, "ha ha ha"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "down"
Floyd | You lower your legs through the grille, pushing yourself off the edge.
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the jacuzzi)
Floyd | Steaming hot rapids churn in the water, whirlpools splashing over your
Floyd | face. Out of the white mist, there comes a man: Toshigi Takamura. His
Floyd | neck is bruised, and his eyes bulge in their sockets. His body
Floyd | disappears into the haze.
Floyd |
Floyd | You jump back, scrambling over the edge of the bathtub and wiping the
Floyd | loose foam from your hair. Over your violent coughing, you hear bumping
Floyd | metal. Sounds as if Mistletoe's directly above, about to dive into the
Floyd | jacuzzi any moment now.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sliding doors to the east and west are just about visible through the
Floyd | hazy mist. Discarded next to the latter are a dinner jacket and a
Floyd | short-skirted red dress.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above you, on the ceiling, is an open ventilation grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
maga says, "there is a great deal of 'seriously?' in this game"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take taser"
Floyd | You take the compact taser out of your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "zap water"
Floyd | (with the compact taser)
Floyd | The taser's projectile extends into the jacuzzi, its tube vibrating as
Floyd | electric charge is fed down the wire. Bursts of light, alternately long
Floyd | and short, alter the steam's colour from white to blue. From the water
Floyd | you hear hissing, buzzing and crackling. But not one scream of pain.
Floyd | Takamura is dead.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe waves at you from the ventilation grille, before retreating
Floyd | west along the tunnel. The taser has taken as much feedback as it can:
Floyd | the power core burns out, sparks fly, and its tube turns from polished
Floyd | silver to charred black.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "One down."
DavidW says, "Taser dead too."
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah :("
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite
Floyd | Marble steps rise to the penthouse jacuzzi, flanked by statues in
Floyd | samurai battle armour. The water is boiling hot, the air stiflingly
Floyd | humid. Wisps of white steam spread out as they ascend, lingering clouds
Floyd | of thick mist which reduce the shine of oriental lanterns to faint
Floyd | glimmers.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sliding doors to the east and west are just about visible through the
Floyd | hazy mist. Discarded next to the latter are a dinner jacket and a
Floyd | short-skirted red dress.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above you, on the ceiling, is an open ventilation grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
maga says, "p.s. tasers do not work this way"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf14"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "It's magic."
mwmiller exclaims, "It's not magic, it's...ADVENTURE GAME LOGIC!"
DavidW asks, "east?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You walk straight into a glass panel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Hahaha"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x panel"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x glass"
Floyd | White, misty steam obscures your vision. You can make out a vague
Floyd | shadowy shape, which might be some glass doors, but nothing else.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ever present scent of daffodils precedes Mistletoe into the room.
Floyd | She slides the white panelled door shut, partly splitting her legs and
Floyd | spinning her arms in circles. She cartwheels around the penthouse
Floyd | suite, finishing up in the jacuzzi. Left in her wake is a trail, the
Floyd | irresistable smell of her perfume.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your mind floats, numbed by the aroma. When you awake, you find
Floyd | yourself...
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the jacuzzi)
Floyd | Steaming hot rapids churn in the water, whirlpools splashing over your
Floyd | face. Out of the white mist, there comes a man: Toshigi Takamura. His
Floyd | neck is bruised, and his eyes bulge in their sockets. His body
Floyd | disappears into the haze.
Floyd |
Floyd | Soft, manicured hands massage your shoulders. The steam parts,
Floyd | condensing on the oriental beauty's face. She smiles, swimming round in
Floyd | front of you. Her wet legs slide along your neck. Mistletoe wades in
Floyd | the jacuzzi, whistling as she squeezes her legs tighter, and tighter,
Floyd | and tighter. And this time, she never stops.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 45 out of a possible 400, in 476 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of vigilante.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Penthouse Suite
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open east door"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to open the east wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open glass"
Floyd | Warm air rushes past as you open the balcony doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ever present scent of daffodils precedes Mistletoe into the room.
Floyd | She slides the white panelled door shut, partly splitting her legs and
Floyd | spinning her arms in circles. She cartwheels around the penthouse
Floyd | suite, finishing up in the jacuzzi. Left in her wake is a trail, the
Floyd | irresistable smell of her perfume.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your mind floats, numbed by the aroma. When you awake, you find
Floyd | yourself...
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the jacuzzi)
Floyd | Steaming hot rapids churn in the water, whirlpools splashing over your
Floyd | face. Out of the white mist, there comes a man: Toshigi Takamura. His
Floyd | neck is bruised, and his eyes bulge in their sockets. His body
Floyd | disappears into the haze.
Floyd |
Floyd | Soft, manicured hands massage your shoulders. The steam parts,
Floyd | condensing on the oriental beauty's face. She smiles, swimming round in
Floyd | front of you. Her wet legs slide along your neck. Mistletoe wades in
Floyd | the jacuzzi, whistling as she squeezes her legs tighter, and tighter,
Floyd | and tighter. And this time, she never stops.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 45 out of a possible 400, in 476 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of vigilante.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Penthouse Suite
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says, "What the -- we already iced your target what more do you want. >=("
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "\undo"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "/udno"
Floyd | Undefined command.
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "/undo"
Floyd | Penthouse Suite
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull katana"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "I need that turn back from when I looked."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "/undo"
Floyd | Penthouse Suite
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open glass"
Floyd | Warm air rushes past as you open the balcony doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ever present scent of daffodils precedes Mistletoe into the room.
Floyd | She slides the white panelled door shut, partly splitting her legs and
Floyd | spinning her arms in circles. She cartwheels around the penthouse
Floyd | suite, finishing up in the jacuzzi. Left in her wake is a trail, the
Floyd | irresistable smell of her perfume.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your mind floats, numbed by the aroma. When you awake, you find
Floyd | yourself...
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the jacuzzi)
Floyd | Steaming hot rapids churn in the water, whirlpools splashing over your
Floyd | face. Out of the white mist, there comes a man: Toshigi Takamura. His
Floyd | neck is bruised, and his eyes bulge in their sockets. His body
Floyd | disappears into the haze.
Floyd |
Floyd | Soft, manicured hands massage your shoulders. The steam parts,
Floyd | condensing on the oriental beauty's face. She smiles, swimming round in
Floyd | front of you. Her wet legs slide along your neck. Mistletoe wades in
Floyd | the jacuzzi, whistling as she squeezes her legs tighter, and tighter,
Floyd | and tighter. And this time, she never stops.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 45 out of a possible 400, in 476 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of vigilante.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Or not."
DavidW says, "I think we took too long standing still after leaving the vent."
Firion asks, "What game is this?"
Firion says (to floyd), "FULL"
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 45 out of a possible 400, in 476 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of vigilante.
Floyd |
Floyd | The score was made up as follows:
Floyd |
Floyd |      1 losing weight
Floyd |      1 setting foot on dry land
Floyd |      1 remembering your parents
Floyd |      1 returning to the present
Floyd |      1 meeting up with Amy
Floyd |      3 ensuring your privacy
Floyd |      1 listening to the Baron's broadcast
Floyd |      1 taking a sniff of alsanine
Floyd |      2 surviving a brush with Mistletoe
Floyd |      2 reading Yamitsi's leaflet
Floyd |      2 bypassing lobby security
Floyd |      2 finding out the president's vidphone number
Floyd |      4 lowering an emergency ladder
Floyd |      2 incapacitating Takamura's first bodyguard
Floyd |      4 ...and a second guarding his office
Floyd |      3 activating Mistletoe's laptop
Floyd |      5 copying Takamura's computer files
Floyd |      1 stalling Mistletoe
Floyd |      5 finding sundry items
Floyd |      3 visiting various places
Floyd |
Floyd |     45 total (out of 400)
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
mwmiller says, "Heroine's Mantle."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "restore"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf14"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Firion says (to floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a compact taser
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |     a portable vidphone (with bubblegum over the camera lens)
Floyd |     an optical disc
Floyd |     a curved brass knife
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Heroine's Mentula"
genericgeekgirl says, "No, that's too late."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "restore"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf13"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |     a compact taser
Floyd |     a portable vidphone (with bubblegum over the camera lens)
Floyd |     an optical disc
Floyd |     a curved brass knife
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You climb into the ventilation duct via the presidential desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | President's Office (in the ventilation duct)
Floyd | Unseen creepy crawlies scuttle about in the darkness east of you. This
Floyd | region is kept clear by light shining in through an open ventilation
Floyd | grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | Yamitsi have always been advocates of isolation and precision, and it
Floyd | shows. The windowless office of their head honcho is trapezoid shaped,
Floyd | widening to the east and ending at a sliding door, soundproofed and
Floyd | airtight. Arranged in the precise centre of the room is the
Floyd | presidential desk, an antique from feudal Japan.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the president's desk are an answering machine, a woman's laptop and
Floyd | several piles of memos.
Floyd |
Floyd | A female bodyguard has been zapped unconscious.
Floyd |
Floyd | Steam draughts into the office, alerting you to the danger. For a split
Floyd | second, you see her silhouette: a tall, dark female shape not unlike
Floyd | the oriental woman herself. Mistletoe doesn't make a sound, but the
Floyd | scent of daffodils lingers, so perhaps you shouldn't.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | Rumbling metal behind you-- Mistletoe is close. The frequency of the
Floyd | bumps is so high. You could never crawl that fast.
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the ventilation duct)
Floyd | Moonlight enters from above, reflecting off a curved section of pipe
Floyd | which bends westwards past a closed ventilation grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | Marble steps rise to the penthouse jacuzzi, flanked by statues in
Floyd | samurai battle armour. The water is boiling hot, the air stiflingly
Floyd | humid. Wisps of white steam spread out as they ascend, lingering clouds
Floyd | of thick mist which reduce the shine of oriental lanterns to faint
Floyd | glimmers.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sliding doors to the east and west are just about visible through the
Floyd | hazy mist. Discarded next to the latter are a dinner jacket and a
Floyd | short-skirted red dress.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open grill"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open grille"
Floyd | You slide back the latch. With nothing to support it, the grille swings
Floyd | open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "down"
Floyd | You lower your legs through the grille, pushing yourself off the edge.
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the jacuzzi)
Floyd | Steaming hot rapids churn in the water, whirlpools splashing over your
Floyd | face. Out of the white mist, there comes a man: Toshigi Takamura. His
Floyd | neck is bruised, and his eyes bulge in their sockets. His body
Floyd | disappears into the haze.
Floyd |
Floyd | You jump back, scrambling over the edge of the bathtub and wiping the
Floyd | loose foam from your hair. Over your violent coughing, you hear bumping
Floyd | metal. Sounds as if Mistletoe's directly above, about to dive into the
Floyd | jacuzzi any moment now.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sliding doors to the east and west are just about visible through the
Floyd | hazy mist. Discarded next to the latter are a dinner jacket and a
Floyd | short-skirted red dress.
Floyd |
Floyd | Above you, on the ceiling, is an open ventilation grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take taser"
Floyd | You take the compact taser out of your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "drop taser in water"
Floyd | You don't want to get close.
Floyd |
Floyd | Splash! Mistletoe jumps down into the jacuzzi, standing up, allowing
Floyd | the boiling hot water to drip away. She takes a bar of soap, rubbing it
Floyd | over her smooth body until she is completely covered in foam. Arching
Floyd | over the tub, she blows bubbles off her skin. They float towards you,
Floyd | popping, releasing alsanine into the air.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your mind floats, numbed by the aroma. When you awake, you find
Floyd | yourself...
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the jacuzzi)
Floyd | Steaming hot rapids churn in the water, whirlpools splashing over your
Floyd | face. Out of the white mist, there comes a man: Toshigi Takamura. His
Floyd | neck is bruised, and his eyes bulge in their sockets. His body
Floyd | disappears into the haze.
Floyd |
Floyd | Soft, manicured hands massage your shoulders. The steam parts,
Floyd | condensing on the oriental beauty's face. She smiles, swimming round in
Floyd | front of you. Her wet legs slide along your neck. Mistletoe wades in
Floyd | the jacuzzi, whistling as she squeezes her legs tighter, and tighter,
Floyd | and tighter. And this time, she never stops.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 44 out of a possible 400, in 474 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of vigilante.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "no,zap water"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Penthouse Suite
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "zap water"
Floyd | (with the compact taser)
Floyd | The taser's projectile extends into the jacuzzi, its tube vibrating as
Floyd | electric charge is fed down the wire. Bursts of light, alternately long
Floyd | and short, alter the steam's colour from white to blue. From the water
Floyd | you hear hissing, buzzing and crackling. But not one scream of pain.
Floyd | Takamura is dead.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe waves at you from the ventilation grille, before retreating
Floyd | west along the tunnel. The taser has taken as much feedback as it can:
Floyd | the power core burns out, sparks fly, and its tube turns from polished
Floyd | silver to charred black.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf15"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open glass"
Floyd | Warm air rushes past as you open the balcony doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | As quickly as possible, you exit to the balcony.
Floyd |
Floyd | Balcony
Floyd | The balcony overlooks Atlantic City's scenic harbour, the vast distance
Floyd | reducing cargo barges and cruise liners to the scale of model boats.
Floyd | Artistic stone rails border the platform, ornamental carvings depicting
Floyd | Japanese samurai in battle. A sliding mirrored door to the west
Floyd | connects with the penthouse suite.
Floyd |
Floyd | A female bodyguard has been zapped unconscious.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your lifeline hangs from above, though it was difficult enough climbing
Floyd | the wire without Mistletoe snapping at your heels. With those legs of
Floyd | hers clamped around the cable, she'd catch you up in no time. Come on,
Floyd | Lisa. Think!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | First, you should take up the slack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take cable"
Floyd | You take up the slack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You need both hands free, or else you'll fall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "drop taser"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | Halfway up the cable, the tension increases: Mistletoe. Arm over arm,
Floyd | she climbs in pursuit. With her superior strength, she has no problem
Floyd | catching up with you, grabbing hold of your bra, and pulling you off.
Floyd |
Floyd | Twenty-five stories is a long way to fall. As you gather downward
Floyd | momentum, you have plenty of time to take it all in: the Christmas
Floyd | decorations along Atlantic City's streets, the revellers partying into
Floyd | the early hours of the morning, and the parked car through whose
Floyd | windscreen you are about to plummet.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 45 out of a possible 400, in 480 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of vigilante.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Balcony
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "tie cable to me"
Floyd | You slide the end of the cable underneath the strap of your bra, tying
Floyd | it into a simple knot.
Floyd |
Floyd | The steam masks her approach: Mistletoe, backflipping towards you. She
Floyd | finishes off with a mid-air twist, landing within inches of where you
Floyd | stand. Warm fronts of air travel across the balcony, blowing an all-too
Floyd | familiar perfumic scent in your face. Your tormentor puts an arm around
Floyd | your shoulder, leading you inside.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your mind floats, numbed by the aroma. When you awake, you find
Floyd | yourself...
Floyd |
Floyd | Penthouse Suite (in the jacuzzi)
Floyd | Steaming hot rapids churn in the water, whirlpools splashing over your
Floyd | face. Out of the white mist, there comes a man: Toshigi Takamura. His
Floyd | neck is bruised, and his eyes bulge in their sockets. His body
Floyd | disappears into the haze.
Floyd |
Floyd | Soft, manicured hands massage your shoulders. The steam parts,
Floyd | condensing on the oriental beauty's face. She smiles, swimming round in
Floyd | front of you. Her wet legs slide along your neck. Mistletoe wades in
Floyd | the jacuzzi, whistling as she squeezes her legs tighter, and tighter,
Floyd | and tighter. And this time, she never stops.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 45 out of a possible 400, in 481 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of vigilante.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Balcony
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "restore"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf15"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take rope"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Penthouse Suite
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You walk straight into a glass panel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Penthouse Suite
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open panel"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Hate."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open glass"
Floyd | Warm air rushes past as you open the balcony doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | As quickly as possible, you exit to the balcony.
Floyd |
Floyd | Balcony
Floyd | The balcony overlooks Atlantic City's scenic harbour, the vast distance
Floyd | reducing cargo barges and cruise liners to the scale of model boats.
Floyd | Artistic stone rails border the platform, ornamental carvings depicting
Floyd | Japanese samurai in battle. A sliding mirrored door to the west
Floyd | connects with the penthouse suite.
Floyd |
Floyd | A female bodyguard has been zapped unconscious.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your lifeline hangs from above, though it was difficult enough climbing
Floyd | the wire without Mistletoe snapping at your heels. With those legs of
Floyd | hers clamped around the cable, she'd catch you up in no time. Come on,
Floyd | Lisa. Think!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take cable"
Floyd | You take up the slack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "tie cable to me"
Floyd | You slide the end of the cable underneath the strap of your bra, tying
Floyd | it into a simple knot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You need both hands free to climb the cable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "drop taser"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You scramble up the cable. It coils up with you, leaving Mistletoe
Floyd | stranded on the balcony, with no immediate means of pursuit.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, east side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | A flagpole extends towards the eastern bay, its cable cut free.
Floyd |
Floyd | Artificially generated wind rushes into your face as you climb onto the
Floyd | roof. A helicopter gunship hovers above. Through the glare of its
Floyd | searchlight you see a familiar bearded man behind the controls: the
Floyd | Baron.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Not quite what you expected to find? Well, imagine my surprise at
Floyd | watching you climb onto the roof, almost completely naked. Mistletoe
Floyd | does that all the time, but she's my daughter. And you're that
Floyd | television reporter, the one who fancies herself as a regular Crusader.
Floyd | Nice meeting you, Miss Flint. Goodbye."
Floyd |
Floyd | The powerful machine gun fixed to the gunship's chassis swivels around,
Floyd | locking onto the flagpole. Cannon rounds rip through the shaft, slicing
Floyd | the pole in two near its base. The cable yanks taut, tightening around
Floyd | your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Steel, a mixture of iron and carbon. Very heavy, as I'm sure you
Floyd | know."
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "remove bra? cut cable with knife?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take knife"
Floyd | You take the curved brass knife out of your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | You fall flat on your chest, stuffing knocked out of your body.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cut cable with knife"
Floyd | You slip the knife between cable and bra, cutting yourself free. The
Floyd | cord coils up as it slides off the roof. Breathless and relieved to
Floyd | have the burden lifted from your back, you turn, about to get to your
Floyd | feet. Instead, you find yourself lying at someone elses: bare, brown,
Floyd | and dripping wet.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Baron's voice booms over the gunship's speaker.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Things look grim, Miss Flint. I don't get along well with do-gooders.
Floyd | Crime is the way forward. The law breaking majority would be overjoyed
Floyd | to see the end of grumbling preachers championing the cause of
Floyd | righteousness. Mistletoe, kill her for me, would you? I'd like a little
Floyd | entertainment. There's a good girl."
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe grabs your hips, pulling you up into a standing position.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "We can't remove our bra of holding."
DavidW asks, "hm. Stab Mistletoe? Kiss her?"
mwmiller says (to floyd), "pray"
Floyd | Nothing practical results from your prayer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "stab mistletoe"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "stab mistletoe"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "kiss mistletoe"
Floyd | You're not under the influence of her perfume now!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "kill mistletoe"
Floyd | You are no match for Mistletoe with your bare hands.
Floyd |
Floyd | The assassin leaps into the air, bare foot smashing into your jaw.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "dance"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "kill mistletoe with knife"
Floyd | Mistletoe dodges out of the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Running away."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | Mistletoe pursues you to the north side of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, north side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | You're directly above the lift shaft. The emergency hatch is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | Cold hands press on your shoulders, pushing you over the brink of the
Floyd | shaft. You see the rusted rungs of the ladder, your torn dress-- and
Floyd | then spinning stars.
Floyd |
Floyd | Lift Shaft
Floyd | In areas such as this, running costs are kept to a minimum, half the
Floyd | reason for the red maintenance lighting. The lift is a new cableless
Floyd | model, working on the principle of electromagnetism. Power is regulated
Floyd | by a series of junction boxes mounted on low friction rails.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your torn evening dress hangs from the lower rungs on an emergency
Floyd | ladder.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a toilet brush and a crumpled leaflet here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The sound of windscreen wipers. No, Mistletoe's legs scraping as she
Floyd | slides down the shaft of the ladder. She lets go, straightening out.
Floyd | Her two footed lunge is unstoppable, thumping into your chest. The next
Floyd | thing you see is a junction box, panel door caved in from the impact of
Floyd | your skull.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe throws you against the opposite wall. Out of breath, you
Floyd | slide to the floor. Tossing back her hair, the oriental woman sits on
Floyd | your neck. The effects of her perfume are negated by the oily smell,
Floyd | and there is nothing to take your mind off the pain. Mistletoe develops
Floyd | a fatal crush around your throat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, ok"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take brush"
Floyd | You just about manage to pick up the toilet brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hit mistletoe with brush"
Floyd | Mistletoe smiles as the bristles touch her skin.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hit box"
Floyd | You can't reach the junction box.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe rubs melting ice over her body.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hit box with brush"
Floyd | You swing the toilet brush sideways, opening the panel door.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is lots of circuitry inside the box, but you don't have time to
Floyd | figure out what any of it does. Your hope lies squarely-- or
Floyd | octagonally, with a red button in the centre. Large, unlabelled. The
Floyd | shape reminds you of a stop sign.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe leans back, whistling to herself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "What? While trying to kill us, she takes an ice break?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hit button with brush"
Floyd | Using the harder bristles, you depress the red button. It sinks into
Floyd | its socket with a loud clunk.
Floyd |
Floyd | Flickering red maintenance lights, accompanied by low pitched droning:
Floyd | the sound of a power grid shutting down. Mistletoe glances around,
Floyd | unsure of herself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "heh"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The red lights flicker briefly, and then go out. With no magnetic field
Floyd | to hold it up, the lift-- and floor drops away from underneath your
Floyd | feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | You and Mistletoe descend together, her legs tight around your throat.
Floyd | She stays the distance before safety overrides cut in, emergency brakes
Floyd | screeching against the rails. So sharply was the fall interrupted that
Floyd | Mistletoe is hurled upwards, her rapidly twisted thighs breaking your
Floyd | neck.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 48 out of a possible 400, in 494 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of vigilante.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Lift Shaft
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "um, will we plummet"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take dress"
Floyd | You can't reach the torn evening dress.
Floyd |
Floyd | The red lights flicker briefly, and then go out. With no magnetic field
Floyd | to hold it up, the lift-- and floor drops away from underneath your
Floyd | feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | You and Mistletoe descend together, her legs tight around your throat.
Floyd | She stays the distance before safety overrides cut in, emergency brakes
Floyd | screeching against the rails. So sharply was the fall interrupted that
Floyd | Mistletoe is hurled upwards, her rapidly twisted thighs breaking your
Floyd | neck.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 48 out of a possible 400, in 494 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of vigilante.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We shoulda moved, y;know"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Lift Shaft
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Moved?"
genericgeekgirl says, "We're trapped."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take dress with brush."
Floyd | You find a suitably sized hole in your dress, inserting the brush, and
Floyd | twisting the handle until the bristles catch and won't come loose.
Floyd |
Floyd | The red lights flicker briefly, and then go out. With no magnetic field
Floyd | to hold it up, the lift-- and floor drops away from underneath your
Floyd | feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe's lubricated legs slide off your neck, the oriental woman
Floyd | falling down the shaft. Orange sparks fly from the rails as emergency
Floyd | brakes cut in, the lift screeching to a stop. In the dim light, you can
Floyd | see Mistletoe beginning to climb back up, arms and legs at full
Floyd | stretch, pressed into the corners.
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't hang around to see if she makes it, using the brush, dress
Floyd | and finally the ladder to return to the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, north side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | You're directly above the lift shaft. The emergency hatch is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | A helicopter gunship hovers above, searchlight trained on you.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You! Where's my daughter!? Well, it seems we have a nosy Nellie, a
Floyd | lady with a habit of springing surprises, a woman of many hidden
Floyd | talents. Let's put them to the test. How well do you dance, Miss Flint?
Floyd | I'll choose the tempo."
Floyd |
Floyd | The Baron follows up his verbal challenge with random bursts of
Floyd | gunfire, warning shots aimed in your general direction.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by three points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "amazeballs"
genericgeekgirl says, "I *tried* to dance earlier. Hmpf."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf16"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "dodge"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "dance"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "run away"
Floyd | Huh?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We could reenter the vent, I guess."
genericgeekgirl asks, "And we'll get trapped, no?"
DavidW asks, "No one's alive in the penthouse currently, no?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh, that vent. Sorry."
genericgeekgirl says, "You know what we didn't see in the penthouse? An elevator."
jenrexrode asks, "lock the shaft?"
Firion says (to floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, north side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | You're directly above the lift shaft. The emergency hatch is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | A helicopter gunship hovers above, searchlight trained on you.
Floyd |
Floyd | The gunship flies away from the roof, banking round to commence an
Floyd | attack run.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Firion says (to floyd), "x helicopter"
Floyd | The gunship is a dangerous toy in the Baron's hands, an armour plated
Floyd | helicopter which wouldn't look out of place at a military installation.
Floyd | As its main weapon, the aircraft has a rotary cannon. Without doubt,
Floyd | there are other nasty pieces of work housed inside the aircraft's
Floyd | wings.
Floyd |
Floyd | The helicopter gathers speed as it approaches, main cannon armed and
Floyd | ready.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Firion says (to floyd), "shit"
Floyd | Disgraceful behaviour like that can have dire consequences, as you are
Floyd | about to learn the hard way...
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have succumbed to the dark side ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Only kidding! But consider that a warning, young lady.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Baron reaches for the firing key.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We have no way to lock the shaft."
Firion LOLs
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a curved brass knife
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |     a portable vidphone (with bubblegum over the camera lens)
Floyd |     an optical disc
Floyd |
Floyd | The Baron straffes the concrete rooftop, his laughter indistinguishable
Floyd | from the rat-a-tat-tat of gunfire. Cannon rounds fly harmlessly past,
Floyd | about a metre or so separating you and the smoky trail left behind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Firion says, "That was funny."
jenrexrode says, "oh, so the bracelt idea didnt work"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Knife?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Though we might want it."
Firion goes home. genericgeekgirl asks, "Why do we want to lock the shaft?"
DavidW asks, "Why do we want to lock it?"
jenrexrode asks, "to keep mistltoe from coming out?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh, she did survive. Crazy bitch."
DavidW says, "You think Mistletoe will survive a 20+ storey plunge? And still be moving?>"
genericgeekgirl says, "She was climbing back up."
jenrexrode says, "also because it had a lock place"
DavidW says, "I didn't see that."
DavidW says, "But, okay, lock the hatch then."
genericgeekgirl | In the dim light, you can see Mistletoe beginning to climb back up, arms and legs at full stretch, pressed into the corners.
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "close hatch"
Floyd | The emergency hatch screeches closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | The gunship flies away from the roof, banking round to commence an
Floyd | attack run.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put knife in loops"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "put knife in hoops"
Floyd | You place the curved brass knife inside the iron hoops.
Floyd |
Floyd | The helicopter gathers speed as it approaches, main cannon armed and
Floyd | ready.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | The gunship's searchlight tracks you to the south side of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, south side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | A ventilation tower rises from this section of the roof. The corrugated
Floyd | iron cap been pushed aside, allowing access to a circular opening
Floyd | below.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Baron reaches for the firing key.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I wouldn't be climbing down there, Miss Flint. Contrary to the opinion
Floyd | of movie producers, it's impossible to outrun an explosion in a
Floyd | confined space. Step away from the tower, and allow me to demonstrate."
Floyd |
Floyd | The Baron does exactly that, raising a finger and stabbing at his
Floyd | control panel. Rockets whistle through the air, curving, flying
Floyd | downwards into the ventilation tower. Orange fire mushrooms from the
Floyd | open pipe, blowing off the iron cap. From behind the spreading black
Floyd | smoke, you hear the tower collapse in on itself.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Too bad about my luxury penthouse suite. On the other hand, it takes
Floyd | care of my associate's funeral. Cremation was what he wanted, after
Floyd | all. Shall we proceed?"
Floyd |
Floyd | The smoke thins, and you see a tower of twisted scrap metal beyond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl whistles.
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x cap"
Floyd | A conical section of thick corrugated iron, sixty-five centimetres in
Floyd | diameter, used for blocking out rain and snow. The gunship's rockets
Floyd | scorched the inside surface, but other than that, the metal held up
Floyd | reasonably well.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Baron straffes the concrete rooftop, his laughter indistinguishable
Floyd | from the rat-a-tat-tat of gunfire. Phew! That one was much closer. You
Floyd | felt bits of stone thud into your leg.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hide under cap"
Floyd | The opening is blocked by scrap metal.
Floyd |
Floyd | The gunship flies away from the roof, banking round to commence an
Floyd | attack run.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take cap"
Floyd | You take the corrugated iron cap from amongst the scrap metal.
Floyd |
Floyd | The helicopter gathers speed as it approaches, main cannon armed and
Floyd | ready.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hide under cap"
Floyd | You place the iron cap on the roof, crawling behind and pointing the
Floyd | tip of the cone towards the approaching gunship. Well, it blocks out
Floyd | the light-- hopefully it will do the same to high-velocity cannon
Floyd | rounds.
Floyd |
Floyd | The drone of the helicopter gets increasingly louder, and then
Floyd | everything comes at once: light streaming past the cone, rattling
Floyd | cannon fire, chips of concrete flying around your feet. The pressure
Floyd | mounts on the corrugated iron cap. One of the rounds breaks through,
Floyd | grazing your arm, forcing you to let go.
Floyd |
Floyd | Resembling an oversized seive, the iron cap rolls off the roof. You are
Floyd | trapped. All of your escape routes have been cut off, and you have no
Floyd | means of protecting yourself from cannons, rockets, or whatever else
Floyd | the Baron has to send your way. There's nothing you can-- Wait! That
Floyd | ambient golden glow. It must be...
Floyd |
Floyd | You trace the source of the angelic halo, looking up at the chest of a
Floyd | dazzling stallion, riding impossibly on thin air: the golden horse.
Floyd | Atlantic City's lady crimefighter pulls up overhead, lowering a rope
Floyd | for your intended use.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Lisa, get on!"
Floyd |
Floyd | The gunship flies away from the roof, banking round to commence an
Floyd | attack run.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by three points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh."
genericgeekgirl says, "So that's what she wanted to tell us."
DavidW says, "About time she showed up."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd | You grab onto the rope, feeling the effects of centrifugal force as it
Floyd | lifts you skywards. Up close the golden horse looks so real:
Floyd | magnificent tail swaying from side to side, flailing hooves kicking air
Floyd | in your face, mane beautifully combed, flowing in the wind. Solid gold
Floyd | gauntlets reach out, heaving you inside. And...
Floyd |
Floyd | Golden Horse
Floyd | A helicopter cockpit. State of the art controls and a hi-tech interface
Floyd | are poor compensation for the mystery and sense of wonder that were
Floyd | cruelly snatched away when the illusion was broken. That's all the
Floyd | golden horse ever was: an illusion.
Floyd |
Floyd | And the Crusader? The golden halo around her is impenetratable, just
Floyd | like it was for her horse. But underneath, is she another illusion? You
Floyd | look to your heroine for an answer.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Your mind told you none of it was real. Horses cannot fly, golden
Floyd | statues don't walk. But you wanted to believe in me. It gave you hope.
Floyd | Would an ordinary woman in a helicopter have done the same?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Her question hangs. She jumps out of her seat, clutching her trademark
Floyd | Staff of Justice. You follow her gaze: Mistletoe waits on the roof,
Floyd | flexing her arms and legs in anticipation. The Crusader exits the
Floyd | cockpit, grabbing hold of a hooked cable protruding from the horse's
Floyd | nose.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You win, Mistletoe. It's time I consigned father and daughter to a
Floyd | padded cell. Stay here Lisa, unless you want to play the heroine. Rex,
Floyd | fire the laser at that gunship and target the claws at-- Mistletoe."
Floyd |
Floyd | Rex beeps in acknowledgement, extending the rope down to the roof. The
Floyd | oriental lady blows her mismatched opponent a kiss, the two women
Floyd | preparing to do battle. The laser beam reflects uselessly off the
Floyd | gunship's armour.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Nice laser display. How about some real weapons to test my skill?"
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "How did Mistletoe get on the roof?"
jenrexrode says, "whoops"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x gunship"
Floyd | The gunship is a dangerous toy in the Baron's hands, an armour plated
Floyd | helicopter which wouldn't look out of place at a military installation.
Floyd | As its main weapon, the aircraft has a rotary cannon. Without doubt,
Floyd | there are other nasty pieces of work housed inside the aircraft's
Floyd | wings.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe strikes the first blow, toppling the Crusader with a sliding
Floyd | kick. The heroine rolls to her feet, swinging out with her Staff of
Floyd | Justice.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, shoot cannon"
Floyd | (with the laser beam)
Floyd | The laser beam slices away the main cannon's support. The bulk of it
Floyd | falls off, disintegrating into aluminium rods and screws.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe skips over the low swinging staff.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Baron is furious, angrily stabbing at his control panel.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well, what do we have here? A rent-a-heroine, valiant to the last. Did
Floyd | you ever watch television as a child? The story always ends with them
Floyd | riding off into the moonlight-- in a blaze of glory!"
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Yay"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf17"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
mwmiller says, "The Baron is one of those 'never shuts up and kills the hero already' villains, isn't he."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex shoot mistletoe"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, shoot mistletoe"
Floyd | (with the laser beam)
Floyd | Mistletoe's sixth sense warns of her of the impending danger. She
Floyd | backflips out of the way, the laser beam burning harmlessly along the
Floyd | concrete roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe skips over the low swinging staff.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rockets blast off from inside the gunship's wings, converging towards
Floyd | the golden horse. Specifically, the cockpit. Over the roaring fire, you
Floyd | hear beeps of agony from Rex. And then, the sound of your own screams
Floyd | as you are baked in the raging inferno.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 58 out of a possible 400, in 509 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of avenger.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Golden Horse
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, shoot rockets"
Floyd | The response is a swirling, confused pattern of lights.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe leaps to the offensive, throwing a succession of punches.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rockets blast off from inside the gunship's wings, converging towards
Floyd | the golden horse. Specifically, the cockpit. Over the roaring fire, you
Floyd | hear beeps of agony from Rex. And then, the sound of your own screams
Floyd | as you are baked in the raging inferno.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 58 out of a possible 400, in 509 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of avenger.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Golden Horse
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Golden Horse
Floyd | Behind the hologram facade, the golden horse is a super-sleek
Floyd | helicopter powered by jet engines. Most of the cockpit is occupied by
Floyd | the aircraft's computer, Rex. Displayed on the main screen is a
Floyd | top-down plan of Atlantic City.
Floyd |
Floyd | The externally mounted extras are impressive: a laser beam, a grappling
Floyd | hook and a radio antenna. Warm air escapes through the raised
Floyd | windshield.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the roof below, the Crusader engages Mistletoe in hand to hand
Floyd | combat. Flying above them in a helicopter gunship, the Baron strokes
Floyd | his chin as he watches the action unfold.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Crusader strikes Mistletoe a glancing blow.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rockets blast off from inside the gunship's wings, converging towards
Floyd | the golden horse. Specifically, the cockpit. Over the roaring fire, you
Floyd | hear beeps of agony from Rex. And then, the sound of your own screams
Floyd | as you are baked in the raging inferno.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 58 out of a possible 400, in 509 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of avenger.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Golden Horse
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x windshield"
Floyd | The windscreen is made from the same hardened see-through plastic as
Floyd | police riot shields: bulletproof, heat resistant and virtually
Floyd | unbreakable. When closed, the window slots into a thin, airtight groove
Floyd | recessed around the cockpit. Right now the windscreen is in the raised
Floyd | position.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Crusader gets a swing past Mistletoe's defences.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rockets blast off from inside the gunship's wings, converging towards
Floyd | the golden horse. Specifically, the cockpit. Over the roaring fire, you
Floyd | hear beeps of agony from Rex. And then, the sound of your own screams
Floyd | as you are baked in the raging inferno.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 58 out of a possible 400, in 509 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of avenger.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Golden Horse
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, lower windshield"
Floyd | The response is a swirling, confused pattern of lights.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe leaps to the offensive, throwing a succession of punches.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rockets blast off from inside the gunship's wings, converging towards
Floyd | the golden horse. Specifically, the cockpit. Over the roaring fire, you
Floyd | hear beeps of agony from Rex. And then, the sound of your own screams
Floyd | as you are baked in the raging inferno.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 58 out of a possible 400, in 509 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of avenger.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Golden Horse
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, open window"
Floyd | "Windshield currently in open position."
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe leaps to the offensive, throwing a succession of punches.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rockets blast off from inside the gunship's wings, converging towards
Floyd | the golden horse. Specifically, the cockpit. Over the roaring fire, you
Floyd | hear beeps of agony from Rex. And then, the sound of your own screams
Floyd | as you are baked in the raging inferno.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 58 out of a possible 400, in 509 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of avenger.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Damnit."
mwmiller says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Golden Horse
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, close window"
Floyd | The windscreen drops down into the groove, unseen locking clamps
Floyd | sliding closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe leaps to the offensive, throwing a succession of punches.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rockets blast off from inside the gunship's wings, converging towards
Floyd | the golden horse. Specifically, the cockpit. Orange fire explodes
Floyd | across the windscreen, so thick it consumes the view outside. And there
Floyd | is no effect-- the golden horse is unscathed. The Baron screams in
Floyd | frustration.
Floyd |
Floyd | "It's not over, not by any means. The best is yet to come: a world
Floyd | exclusive, the death of the Crusader! Mistletoe, would you do the
Floyd | honours?"
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "I wanna see."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Crusader strikes Mistletoe a glancing blow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Meh."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Golden Horse
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "I was hoping for something major we could block."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, shoot baron"
Floyd | (with the laser beam)
Floyd | The laser beam reflects uselessly off the gunship's armour.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Is that the best you can do?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe skips over the low swinging staff.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Golden Horse
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf18"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe leaps to the offensive, throwing a succession of punches.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Crusader is getting tired, slowing down as weariness sets in.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe's foot cracks down hard on the Crusader's wrist, sending the
Floyd | Staff of Justice spinning into the air. It rolls along the roof,
Floyd | balancing delicately on the edge. The Baron leans forward, rubbing his
Floyd | hands in excitement.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Oh deary, deary me. Whatever will you do without your precious staff?
Floyd | That's my girl, Mistletoe. The Crusader has cost the cartel dearly in
Floyd | the past. I think we owe her a special climax, don't you?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, get staff"
Floyd | The claws scoop up the Crusader's staff, pulling it up to the golden
mwmiller says, "Ohhhhhhh no you don't."
Floyd | horse.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Crusader's feet step within a metre of the rooftop edge. She tenses
Floyd | herself, golden halo shining defiantly as Mistletoe moves in for the
Floyd | kill.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "rex, give staff to crusader?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, give staff to crusader"
Floyd | "Unable to comply."
Floyd |
Floyd | The two women each attempt feints and dodges to gain a fight winning
Floyd | advantage. It's Mistletoe that breaks the deadlock, landing a knock out
Floyd | punch which floors her opponent. The oriental woman jumps on the fallen
Floyd | Crusader, arms pinning her to the ground. With a glower of triumph,
Floyd | Mistletoe delivers her poisoned kiss.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "get staff"
Floyd | You can't, since the windscreen is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | There's no comeback. The Crusader is down and out, barely reacting as
Floyd | Mistletoe shifts along her body, legs squeezed tight around her throat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open window"
Floyd | The windscreen holds firm.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe strokes the Crusader's halo.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, open window"
Floyd | Cold air circulates around the cockpit as the windshield lifts up.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Crusader tries in vain to escape.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "get staff"
Floyd | You pull the Staff of Justice out of the mechanical claws.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Crusader tries to force Mistletoe's legs apart, to no avail.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "give staff to crusader"
Floyd | You throw the staff down to the Crusader, yelling for her to catch. She
Floyd | calls on her strength reserves, forcing Mistletoe aside. The Staff of
Floyd | Justice drops into her outstretched hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | Atlantic City's heroine has discovered a new lease of life. With
Floyd | blinding speed, she spins her Staff of Justice, following up with a
Floyd | series of swings and thrusts which repel the stunned Mistletoe to the
Floyd | opposite side of the roof. The Baron is far less concerned than his
Floyd | daughter over the shift in power.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Let her go. Let that golden armour of hers rot as the poison floods
Floyd | through her veins. She is doomed to watch her beautiful city do the
Floyd | same as we enter the new millennium. She will lie on her death bed,
Floyd | knowing that she has failed. That her efforts have achieved nothing,
Floyd | that she is nothing! Come, child. Leave her be."
Floyd |
Floyd | Mistletoe, still angry at defeat, cartwheels into the waiting
Floyd | helicopter. Waving farewell, the Baron pilots the gunship towards the
Floyd | ocean. The Crusader's rush of adrenaline was only temporary. She falls
Floyd | flat on her face, unable to prevent her slide down the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by three points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "rex, take crusader"
genericgeekgirl says, "I am imagining a petulant child who refuses to walk like a normal human being and must cartwheel everywhere."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, get crusader"
Floyd | The Crusader reacts just in time, jumping out of the way of the
Floyd | descending claws. They collide with the roof, grasping at empty space
Floyd | before retracting.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Haha, no"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Golden Horse
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, down"
Floyd | The computer has no retaliatory statement, piloting the golden horse
Floyd | over to the west side of the roof and making the smoothest of vertical
Floyd | touchdowns.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | You climb out of the golden horse.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, west side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | The golden horse has landed nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "wow"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x horse"
Floyd | Now that you have stepped outside, the glowing illusion of the golden
Floyd | horse has returned in all its beauty: innocent, black eyes, a combed
Floyd | mane, well-cared for hooves. Hard to believe it's just a helicopter
Floyd | underneath.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x crusader"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "east side, I think"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You cross to the east side of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, east side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | The steel stump of a flagpole sticks out from the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Roof, west side
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | Jump off the edge of the roof? No, thanks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You cross to the south side of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, south side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Crusader's legs hang off the roof, icy concrete eluding her grasp.
Floyd | She waves her Staff of Justice at you, as she did eight years previous.
Floyd | Now your roles are reversed, and it is the heroine who needs a helping
Floyd | hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ventilation tower has been reduced to scrap metal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "There she is."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf19"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take crusader"
Floyd | The Crusader is barely reachable.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Lisa, help!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "grab staff"
Floyd | You slide to the heroine's aid, flattening your back against the
Floyd | concrete, legs split to keep yourself from falling over the edge.
Floyd | Having got a foothold in the snow, you reach out, fingertips touching
Floyd | the tip of her staff. You feel brave-- no, chivalrous, your mind
Floyd | shifting to an altogether unpleasant...
Floyd |
Floyd | Battlefield
Floyd | The Holy Land has been desecrated with the blood of westerners: fallen
Floyd | warriors, armour-clad bodies lying prone on the rolling grasslands,
Floyd | pennants of their king fastened to half-buried lances. Stray horses
Floyd | sprint towards the horizon. The sun rises beyond, a peaceful dawn for
Floyd | the first time you can remember.
Floyd |
Floyd | One horse has held its ground, a remarkably fine beast with a golden
Floyd | mane.
Floyd |
Floyd | You've seen pictures like these before, in documentaries on the
Floyd | crusades of King Victor the Third during the twelfth century, but never
Floyd | so graphically gory. Then it hits you: this isn't a reconstruction.
Floyd | This is the middle ages, the site of a bloody battle. And you are--
Floyd | well, not Lisa Flint, that's for sure.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh boy."
genericgeekgirl asks, "Possibly a good time to stop?"
DavidW says, "ok, wasn't expecting that."
DavidW says, "hm, yeah, sure."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "save" DavidW says, "Almost 2am"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "nfhm1"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd | Are you sure you want to quit?
jenrexrode says, "yup"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd |
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?" mwmiller says, "Ah, just what we need from a 2001 game, xenophobia toward Mideasterners."
*** Second Session ***
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "restore"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "nfhm1sleepmask"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 536
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "look"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 537
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Battlefield
Floyd | The Holy Land has been desecrated with the blood of westerners: fallen
Floyd | warriors, armour-clad bodies lying prone on the rolling grasslands,
Floyd | pennants of their king fastened to half-buried lances. Stray horses
Floyd | sprint towards the horizon. The sun rises beyond, a peaceful dawn for
Floyd | the first time you can remember.
Floyd |
Floyd | One horse has held its ground, a remarkably fine beast with a golden
Floyd | mane.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode asks, "is this where the roof thingey led us?"
borowski says (to floyd), "x horse"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 538
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HORSE
Floyd |
Floyd | A mare you think, though you have a tough time discerning its gender
Floyd | for all the thick, golden hair. The animal's hind legs are powerful,
Floyd | capable of sustaining a prolonged gallop across rough terrain. Next to
Floyd | such a beast, the saddle is plain in comparison: a leather seat, bag
Floyd | and stirrups.
Floyd |
Floyd | The hilt of a broadsword sticks out from the horse's saddle bag.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah. We picked up the girl and the staff, and *poof*. Here we were."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x bag"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 539
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BAG
Floyd |
Floyd | A mare you think, though you have a tough time discerning its gender
Floyd | for all the thick, golden hair. The animal's hind legs are powerful,
Floyd | capable of sustaining a prolonged gallop across rough terrain. Next to
Floyd | such a beast, the saddle is plain in comparison: a leather seat, bag
Floyd | and stirrups.
Floyd |
Floyd | The hilt of a broadsword sticks out from the horse's saddle bag.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 540
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some scruffy rags (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "pat horse"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 540
Floyd |
Floyd | > PAT HORSE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "yay scruffy"
borowski says (to floyd), "take sword"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 541
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | You're no thief.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "ride horse"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 541
Floyd |
Floyd | > RIDE HORSE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh really."
borowski asks, "What? We're wearing rags because we're rich?"
borowski says (to floyd), "take bag"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 542
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE BAG
Floyd |
Floyd | I don't suppose the golden horse would care for that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Heh"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x scruffy"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 543
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SCRUFFY
Floyd |
Floyd | Torn pieces of cloth, woven together with thread.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x sword"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 544
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | The short, fat sword used by western knights. Miraculously, the blade
Floyd | has stayed clean, or perhaps there's a non-biblical explanation for
Floyd | the lack of blood.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Heh"
borowski says (to floyd), "x sun"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 544
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SUN
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "warriors"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 544
Floyd |
Floyd | > WARRIORS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "x warriors"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 545
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WARRIORS
Floyd |
Floyd | Men from both sides lie next to each other, swords through their
Floyd | armour and axes in their heads. Many will never receive a proper
Floyd | burial, left out here to rot in the barren grasslands with scores of
Floyd | other unknown soldiers. The pennants belong to King Victor III, safe
Floyd | in his throne room to the distant west.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sunlight glints off the back of a warrior dressed in solid gold
Floyd | armour.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "talk to warrior"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 545
Floyd |
Floyd | > TALK TO WARRIOR
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x armour"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 546
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ARMOUR
Floyd |
Floyd | Boots, greaves, breastplate and helmet, all made from solid gold.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take armour"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 547
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE ARMOUR
Floyd |
Floyd | You lack the physical strength.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "But not becaue we're not a thief. Good to know."
genericgeekgirl says, "*because"
borowski asks, "Solid gold armour? Is this minecraft?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "search warriors"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 548
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEARCH WARRIORS
Floyd |
Floyd | Men from both sides lie next to each other, swords through their
Floyd | armour and axes in their heads. Many will never receive a proper
Floyd | burial, left out here to rot in the barren grasslands with scores of
Floyd | other unknown soldiers. The pennants belong to King Victor III, safe
Floyd | in his throne room to the distant west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 549
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see your own face.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, ">CROSS EYES TO LOOK AT NOSE"
genericgeekgirl says, "Haha"
genericgeekgirl says, "> check self out in golden armour"
borowski says, "ooo shiny"
borowski says (to floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 550
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | The fields stretch for miles.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 551
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | The fields stretch for miles.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 552
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | The fields stretch for miles.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 553
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | The fields stretch for miles.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 554
Floyd |
Floyd | > UP
Floyd |
Floyd | Following the others to heaven, then?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "down"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 555
Floyd |
Floyd | > DOWN
Floyd |
Floyd | More bodies are underground, no doubt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Hm"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "remove rags"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 556
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE RAGS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's all you have on!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "stand on horse"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 557
Floyd |
Floyd | > STAND ON HORSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't know how to ride.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Really? That's the response to standing on the horse, but I can't "ride"?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "search horse"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 558
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEARCH HORSE
Floyd |
Floyd | The hilt of a broadsword sticks out from the horse's saddle bag.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x hilt"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 559
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HILT
Floyd |
Floyd | The short, fat sword used by western knights. Miraculously, the blade
Floyd | has stayed clean, or perhaps there's a non-biblical explanation for
Floyd | the lack of blood.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 560
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see your own face.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 561
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   some scruffy rags (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "oh yeah"
borowski says (to floyd), "wipe face"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 562
Floyd |
Floyd | > WIPE FACE
Floyd |
Floyd | You achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x pennants"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 563
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PENNANTS
Floyd |
Floyd | Men from both sides lie next to each other, swords through their
Floyd | armour and axes in their heads. Many will never receive a proper
Floyd | burial, left out here to rot in the barren grasslands with scores of
Floyd | other unknown soldiers. The pennants belong to King Victor III, safe
Floyd | in his throne room to the distant west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 564
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Battlefield
Floyd | The Holy Land has been desecrated with the blood of westerners: fallen
Floyd | warriors, armour-clad bodies lying prone on the rolling grasslands,
Floyd | pennants of their king fastened to half-buried lances. Stray horses
Floyd | sprint towards the horizon. The sun rises beyond, a peaceful dawn for
Floyd | the first time you can remember.
Floyd |
Floyd | A western warrior lies face down at your feet, dressed in gold battle
Floyd | armour.
Floyd |
Floyd | One horse has held its ground, a remarkably fine beast with a golden
Floyd | mane.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "x western warrior"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 66           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 565
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WESTERN WARRIOR
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see much of him from this side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "turn over warrior"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 67           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 566
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN OVER WARRIOR
Floyd |
Floyd | You lever your dirty hands underneath the warrior, turning his body
Floyd | over. Except he's a she. Her curved armour, hairless chin and
Floyd | beautiful facial complexion are proof enough that the westerner is
Floyd | female. The woman coughs blood as she sits up on the grass, fluently
Floyd | speaking your language.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You are shocked to see a young lady dressed for battle, yes? The
Floyd | truth is, long ago, I too was a peasant wench. You won't believe me
Floyd | now, but some day, you will don my golden armour, and fight injustice
Floyd | in this world. My sword, saddled to my horse. Would you fetch it,
Floyd | please?"
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh hey."
inky says, "ha ha"
inky says, "peasant wench"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take sword"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 67           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 567
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | You take the broadsword out of the saddle bag.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "> run away"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "give sword to girl"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 67           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 568
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE SWORD TO GIRL
Floyd |
Floyd | You juggle the broadsword for a while, but don't achieve much.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "I.. what?"
inky says, "probably girl is responding to you"
inky says, "er, resolving to you"
inky says (to Floyd), "give sword to warrior"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 67           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 569
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE SWORD TO WARRIOR
Floyd |
Floyd | The female warrior takes the blade of her broadsword, spinning it
Floyd | vertically on the palm of her hand. It blurs from grey to gold, flat
Floyd | to cylindrical. When its rotation has ceased, she holds a familiar,
Floyd | glowing rod which she drops onto the grass: the Staff of Justice.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Do you accept the heroine's mantle? If so, then pick up the staff."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x staff"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 67           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 570
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STAFF
Floyd |
Floyd | In Atlantic City, the staff is a legend, a half metre rod of gold with
Floyd | which the Crusader tackles her criminal foes. Roughly every second or
Floyd | so, it glows, bright as the sun, before fading to a single pulsating
Floyd | glyph. The inscribed runes light up in sequence: eastern script,
Floyd | supposedly the source of the heroine's power.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Do we?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take staff"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 67           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 571
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE STAFF
Floyd |
Floyd | As you take the golden staff, you feel your wrist vibrate with power.
Floyd | The female warrior collapses onto the grass, dying next to her
Floyd | brothers. Her voice is weak, issuing simple instructions in western
Floyd | speech. Occasionally, she says an eastern word which you understand.
Floyd |
Floyd | "...have to know..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "seems so"
borowski asks, "What's the deal with lost legends of Atlantic City?"
genericgeekgirl says, "There be gold in them slot machines."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "know"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 69           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 572
Floyd |
Floyd | > KNOW
Floyd |
Floyd | You're floating out of your body, looking down on an eastern girl
Floyd | attending to a fallen enemy from the west-- and that's where you go,
Floyd | west into the land of King Victor III, the realm of farms and castles.
Floyd | The clouds part, revealing a coastal Atlantic town, war galleons
Floyd | moored in the harbour.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slowly, you descend to the battlements of a watchtower. A woman in
Floyd | gold waits on the roof, loincloth blowing in the sea breeze. You know
Floyd | who this lady is: mother of the sisterhood of crusaders, the
Floyd | matriarch. Her voice compels you to obey.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Come home, sister."
Floyd |
Floyd | Then she is gone, and you have returned to the battlefield.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Wow"
borowski says, "Nice"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "obey"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 69           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 572
Floyd |
Floyd | > OBEY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "go home"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 69           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 573
Floyd |
Floyd | > GO HOME
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't do that without transport.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Heh"
borowski says (to floyd), "x woman"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 69           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 574
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | No mistake. The westerner is definately female, and not much older
Floyd | than you are. Her bruised face suggests she is no stranger to battle,
Floyd | having received her fair share of axe swings and scimitar blows.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "look"
Floyd ]  Battlefield                        Score: 69           Centuries
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001stern territory)             Moves: 575
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Battlefield
Floyd | The Holy Land has been desecrated with the blood of westerners: fallen
Floyd | warriors, armour-clad bodies lying prone on the rolling grasslands,
Floyd | pennants of their king fastened to half-buried lances. Stray horses
Floyd | sprint towards the horizon. The sun rises beyond, a peaceful dawn for
Floyd | the first time you can remember.
Floyd |
Floyd | A female warrior lies face up at your feet, dressed in gold battle
Floyd | armour.
Floyd |
Floyd | One horse has held its ground, a remarkably fine beast with a golden
Floyd | mane.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "get on horse"
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 70            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 576
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET ON HORSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You climb onto the horse, setting off on the long journey back home...
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, south side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ventilation tower has been reduced to scrap metal.
Floyd |
Floyd | Amy's grip on the staff is waning, and she-- Amy? You look again: the
Floyd | Crusader's halo has disappeared, and it is your friend who hangs onto
Floyd | the Staff of Justice. Two pairs of hands become one. As she falls
Floyd | twenty-five floors to her death, Amy echoes the words of the
Floyd | matriarch.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Go home, Lisa..."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** The Crusader has died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | But all is not lost, since there is another to take her place.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Dun dun dun."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf21"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 70            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 576
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 70            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 577
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, south side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ventilation tower has been reduced to scrap metal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 70            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 578
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   the Staff of Justice (glowing faintly)
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |     a portable vidphone (with bubblegum over the camera lens)
Floyd |     an optical disc
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh right. We're just running around in our underwear now. First step to becoming a super hero."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Roof, north side                   Score: 70            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 579
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You cross to the north side of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, north side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | You're directly above the lift shaft. The emergency hatch is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Roof, south side                   Score: 70            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 578
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, south side
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Just looking around."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Roof, west side                    Score: 70            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 579
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You cross to the west side of the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | Roof, west side
Floyd | A chilly December breeze blows in from the ocean. Flakes of snow have
Floyd | settled on the concrete, fewer and fewer melting as the temperature
Floyd | continues to fall. Four steep triangular quadrants slant down from the
Floyd | roof's centre, ending abruptly at straight, fenceless, death-defying
Floyd | rooftop edges.
Floyd |
Floyd | The golden horse has landed nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh yeah. That."
genericgeekgirl asks, "Into the horsie?"
borowski says (to floyd), "jump on horse"
Floyd ]  Golden Horse                       Score: 70            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 580
Floyd |
Floyd | > JUMP ON HORSE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Golden Horse
Floyd | Behind the hologram facade, the golden horse is a super-sleek
Floyd | helicopter powered by jet engines. Most of the cockpit is occupied by
Floyd | the aircraft's computer, Rex. Displayed on the main screen is a
Floyd | top-down plan of Atlantic City.
Floyd |
Floyd | The externally mounted extras are impressive: a laser beam, a
Floyd | grappling hook and a radio antenna. Warm air escapes through the
Floyd | raised windshield.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, go home"
Floyd ]  Golden Horse                       Score: 70            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Yamitsi building)          Moves: 581
Floyd |
Floyd | > REX, GO HOME
Floyd |
Floyd | "Sufficient altitude must first be achieved."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, up"
Floyd ]  Golden Horse                       Score: 70            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001 the Yamitsi building)       Moves: 582
Floyd |
Floyd | > REX, UP
Floyd |
Floyd | The golden horse lifts off, hovering in mid-air above the Yamitsi
Floyd | building.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x window"
Floyd ]  Golden Horse                       Score: 70            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001 the Yamitsi building)       Moves: 583
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | The windscreen is made from the same hardened see-through plastic as
Floyd | police riot shields: bulletproof, heat resistant and virtually
Floyd | unbreakable. When closed, the window slots into a thin, airtight
Floyd | groove recessed around the cockpit. Right now the windscreen is in the
Floyd | raised position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "look out window"
Floyd ]  Golden Horse                       Score: 70            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001 the Yamitsi building)       Moves: 583
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK OUT WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, go home"
Floyd ]  Golden Horse                       Score: 70            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001 the watchtower)             Moves: 584
Floyd |
Floyd | > REX, GO HOME
Floyd |
Floyd | Rex responds with a sequence of beeps, powering up the engines. The
Floyd | golden horse arrives at the watchtower after a few minutes of flight
Floyd | time.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x watchtower"
Floyd ]  Golden Horse                       Score: 70            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001 the watchtower)             Moves: 585
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WATCHTOWER
Floyd |
Floyd | The watchtower is clearly marked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Marked?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "down"
Floyd ]  Golden Horse                       Score: 70            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001 the watchtower)             Moves: 586
Floyd |
Floyd | > DOWN
Floyd |
Floyd | The altitude is controlled by the computer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, down"
Floyd ]  Golden Horse                       Score: 70            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 587
Floyd |
Floyd | > REX, DOWN
Floyd |
Floyd | The golden horse makes a bump-free landing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 588
Floyd |
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd | You climb out of the golden horse.
Floyd |
Floyd | Antechamber
Floyd | Ruined battlements, jagged rocks on crumbling mortar, watch over
Floyd | Atlantic City's inland approach: the great western road, now a
Floyd | tarmaced dual carriageway. Around shattered masonry which used to be
Floyd | the spiral stairwell, portraits of women hang on the tower's walls,
Floyd | captioned in eastern text.
Floyd |
Floyd | The nose of the golden horse faces a closed door to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x portraits"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 589
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PORTRAITS
Floyd |
Floyd | Female crusaders throughout the ages: the warrior you met on the
Floyd | battlefield, an American cowgirl, a suffragette, a resistance fighter,
Floyd | a policewoman on her beat and many more besides. The most recent
Floyd | addition is a familiar TV reporter: Amy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 590
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | Try as you might, you can't move it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Northward?"
borowski asks, "What are the portraits? People we've met?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Other crusaders before us."
borowski says, "Ah."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "look behind portraits"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 590
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK BEHIND PORTRAITS
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "I hope we get to sit for our own portrait!"
borowski says, "Hopefully we'll be a crusader for a long, long time."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 591
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't, since the inscribed door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "x door"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 592
Floyd |
Floyd | > X DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | The door is solid gold, inscribed with the same eastern runes written
Floyd | underneath the hung portraits. Along its upper frame are five discs,
Floyd | each one carved with a symbol made of joined rings: dove, coin, heart,
Floyd | scales and star. The Crusader is drawn above in similar fashion, staff
Floyd | raised, protecting a child in her arms.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "x dove"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 593
Floyd |
Floyd | > X DOVE
Floyd |
Floyd | The discs are thick and round, like gongs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hit rings"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 594
Floyd |
Floyd | > HIT RINGS
Floyd |
Floyd | (with the Staff of Justice)
Floyd | You'll have to specify which of the discs to strike.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hit dove"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 595
Floyd |
Floyd | > HIT DOVE
Floyd |
Floyd | (with the Staff of Justice)
Floyd | As you strike the dove symbol, it glows briefly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hit coin"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 596
Floyd |
Floyd | > HIT COIN
Floyd |
Floyd | (with the Staff of Justice)
Floyd | As you strike the coin symbol, it glows briefly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hit heart"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 597
Floyd |
Floyd | > HIT HEART
Floyd |
Floyd | (with the Staff of Justice)
Floyd | As you strike the heart symbol, it glows briefly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "I was hoping for more useful feedback, if they need to be in order."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hit scales.hit star"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 599
Floyd |
Floyd | > HIT SCALES.HIT STAR
Floyd |
Floyd | (with the Staff of Justice)
Floyd | As you strike the scales symbol, it glows briefly.
Floyd | (with the Staff of Justice)
Floyd | As you strike the star symbol, it glows briefly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 600
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Antechamber
Floyd | Ruined battlements, jagged rocks on crumbling mortar, watch over
Floyd | Atlantic City's inland approach: the great western road, now a
Floyd | tarmaced dual carriageway. Around shattered masonry which used to be
Floyd | the spiral stairwell, portraits of women hang on the tower's walls,
Floyd | captioned in eastern text.
Floyd |
Floyd | The nose of the golden horse faces a closed door to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "I'm guessing they correspond with the portraits."
borowski says (to floyd), "x reporter"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 600
Floyd |
Floyd | > X REPORTER
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "x amy"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 601
Floyd |
Floyd | > X AMY
Floyd |
Floyd | Female crusaders throughout the ages: the warrior you met on the
Floyd | battlefield, an American cowgirl, a suffragette, a resistance fighter,
Floyd | a policewoman on her beat and many more besides. The most recent
Floyd | addition is a familiar TV reporter: Amy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 602
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   the Staff of Justice (glowing faintly)
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |     a portable vidphone (with bubblegum over the camera lens)
Floyd |     an optical disc
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x staff"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 603
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STAFF
Floyd |
Floyd | In Atlantic City, the staff is a legend, a half metre rod of gold with
Floyd | which the Crusader tackles her criminal foes. Roughly every second or
Floyd | so, it glows, bright as the sun, before fading to a single pulsating
Floyd | glyph. The inscribed runes light up in sequence: eastern script,
Floyd | supposedly the source of the heroine's power.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x bracelet"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 71            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 604
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BRACELET
Floyd |
Floyd | A wristband, solid gold. There's a catch underneath for separating the
Floyd | bracelet into two semicircular sections. Writing is etched on the
Floyd | exterior:
Floyd |
Floyd | "Protect this child, for she symbolises love, peace, and justice."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hit heart.hit dove.hit scales"
Floyd ]  Antechamber                        Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 607
Floyd |
Floyd | > HIT HEART.HIT DOVE.HIT SCALES
Floyd |
Floyd | (with the Staff of Justice)
Floyd | As you strike the heart symbol, it glows briefly.
Floyd | (with the Staff of Justice)
Floyd | As you strike the dove symbol, it glows briefly.
Floyd | (with the Staff of Justice)
Floyd | As you strike the scales symbol, it glows briefly.
Floyd |
Floyd | The inscribed door swings inwards, revealing a passage sloping down.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Oh, nice."
genericgeekgirl ta da!
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 608
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Matriarch's Domain
Floyd | The Crusader's golden glow flickers around the walls of the chamber, a
Floyd | spherical cavern hollowed out from beneath the tower. She wears the
Floyd | mantle of a heroine, a monumentally uplifting aura of love, trust and
Floyd | friendship.
Floyd |
Floyd | When you look into her eyes, you see your mother. And in a sense,
Floyd | that's who she is. The matriarch, first of the Crusaders, an ageless
Floyd | warrior, burdened with the task of teaching her descendants.
Floyd |
Floyd | "So child, you have come home. It is time for us-- or rather you, to
Floyd | make a very important decision. Let me explain to you about the
Floyd | Crusader. In reality, she is nothing special. An ordinary woman like
Floyd | Amy Jenkins wouldn't be able to stop the criminals on her own. Do you
Floyd | want to know our secret, Lisa?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 609
Floyd |
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd | That was a rhetorical question.
Floyd |
Floyd | "It is the ordinary person who performs the acts of heroism in
Floyd | Atlantic City. We are merely the guides to show them the way. But I'm
Floyd | afraid that will all come to an end in the new millennium. The Baron
Floyd | will destroy the people's faith. Amy was hoping to discover his plans,
Floyd | but now she is dead, and our crusade is over."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "But it worked ;)"
genericgeekgirl pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 609
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd |
Floyd | I beg your pardon?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 610
Floyd |
Floyd | > LISTEN
Floyd |
Floyd | Tranquility and peace.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "That's it?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 611
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Matriarch's Domain
Floyd | The Crusader's golden glow flickers around the walls of the chamber, a
Floyd | spherical cavern hollowed out from beneath the tower. She wears the
Floyd | mantle of a heroine, a monumentally uplifting aura of love, trust and
Floyd | friendship.
Floyd |
Floyd | When you look into her eyes, you see your mother. And in a sense,
Floyd | that's who she is. The matriarch, first of the Crusaders, an ageless
Floyd | warrior, burdened with the task of teaching her descendants.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I could teach you, but it would do no good."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "pout"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 611
Floyd |
Floyd | > POUT
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, ">BUT I WANT TO LEARN!"
borowski says (to floyd), "x mantle"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 611
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MANTLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "x eyes"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 611
Floyd |
Floyd | > X EYES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski asks, "What's the conversation system in this game?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "talk to matriarch"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 611
Floyd |
Floyd | > TALK TO MATRIARCH
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "matriarch, tell me about amy"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 612
Floyd |
Floyd | > MATRIARCH, TELL ME ABOUT AMY
Floyd |
Floyd | "All in good time, child."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "matriarch, teach me"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 613
Floyd |
Floyd | > MATRIARCH, TEACH ME
Floyd |
Floyd | "I understand, child."
Floyd |
Floyd | The matriarch glances solemnly up at the ceiling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "x ceiling"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 614
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CEILING
Floyd |
Floyd | You see nothing special about the ceiling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski asks (of floyd), "matriarch, why were you sitting behind a locked door?"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 615
Floyd |
Floyd | > MATRIARCH, WHY WERE YOU SITTING BEHIND A LOCKED DOOR?
Floyd |
Floyd | "I understand, child."
Floyd |
Floyd | "What are you up to, Baron?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 616
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   the Staff of Justice (glowing faintly)
Floyd |   your mother's silver chain (being worn)
Floyd |   a gold bracelet (closed, and being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |     a portable vidphone (with bubblegum over the camera lens)
Floyd |     an optical disc
Floyd |
Floyd | "If only we knew what he was planning..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "x disc"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 617
Floyd |
Floyd | > X DISC
Floyd |
Floyd | A new form of data storage introduced by Yamitsi. Reportedly, the
Floyd | optical chips inside hold terrabytes of digitally compressed
Floyd | information, but it looks like a plain, old fashioned, floppy disc to
Floyd | you. The case is thin, anyway.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "give matriarch disc"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 73            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 618
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE MATRIARCH DISC
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the optical disc)
Floyd | You take the optical disc out of your bra.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski asks, "Actually, I don't know what's on the disc. Do we?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah, it was the Baron's plans."
borowski says (to floyd), "give matriarch disc"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 74            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 619
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE MATRIARCH DISC
Floyd |
Floyd | You hand over the optical disc, explaining its contents.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Then there is hope, for the crusade and the city. You still have the
Floyd | option of walking away, returning the Staff of Justice to me for
Floyd | safekeeping, until I can find someone else to fill your shoes-- or you
Floyd | can learn your first lesson right now. All you have to do is activate
Floyd | your HALO. Simply issue the command."
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "I had a feeling."
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "HALO!"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf22"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 74            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 619
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "I just wanted to make sure it wasn't embarassing pictures first."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "give staff to woman"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 74            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 619
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE STAFF TO WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | Saddened, the matriarch takes the staff from you.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I am surprised at you, Lisa. When our minds were linked, I
Floyd | experienced the same pain as you, watched Jason and Mercedes die at
Floyd | Maiden's Wharf, spent eight years suffering, fought evil at Yamitsi.
Floyd | And yet, you deny Atlantic City any chance of freedom and justice in
Floyd | the twenty-first century."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** The Crusader has died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 74 out of a possible 400, in 619 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of staff wielder.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Matriarch's Domain                 Score: 74            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e watchtower)                Moves: 619
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Matriarch's Domain
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Sorry~"
borowski asks, "Huh, so that was use choosing to give up on the quest (by handing over the staff)?"
borowski says, "s/use/us"
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah"
genericgeekgirl says, "I was curious"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Halo time?"
borowski says, "Flame on!"
borowski says (to floyd), "halo"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 75            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 620
Floyd |
Floyd | > HALO
Floyd |
Floyd | The matriarch's golden halo fades, transferring onto your body. Your
Floyd | arms, legs and clothes are completely hidden by the pulsating glow.
Floyd | The former Crusader is revealed in all her beauty. You've seen her
Floyd | before, the watcher atop her tower, calling you home from a distant
Floyd | battlefield.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I will live for ever, child. When the time comes, the Crusader will
Floyd | eventually learn about my past. For now, we have a party to gatecrash.
Floyd | Come, child. I will show you what the Staff of Justice can do."
Floyd |
Floyd | Isometric wireframe shapes form a new environment, projected like
Floyd | holograms.
Floyd |
Floyd | Training Arena
Floyd | A crossroads in virtual reality: four intersecting tunnels constructed
Floyd | of lines, perfect squares which lead off in the four main compass
Floyd | directions, disappearing into the black void of computer generated
Floyd | space.
Floyd |
Floyd | Two thugs, one male and one female, flank you on either side.
Floyd |
Floyd | "The halo: your sole defence against the prying eyes of Atlantic City,
Floyd | a shimmer of gold which surrounds your body and clothes-- but not
Floyd | objects you're carrying. Just be careful about where you change your
Floyd | appearance. We don't want every Tom, Dick and Harriet to know your
Floyd | secret identity."
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Wow, we are a super hero."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x male"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 75            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 621
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MALE
Floyd |
Floyd | The thug has taken off his shirt and jacket, clearly stating his
Floyd | intentions in a similar manner to native tribal warlords. Painted on
Floyd | his skin are symbols themed around death, religion and bloodshed, an
Floyd | intimidating collage of bloody daggers, scythes and pentagrams.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x woman"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 75            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 622
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The sort of person best avoided: six feet tall, head shaven, shirt
Floyd | ripped, chest tattooed, loose chains dangling from studded leather
Floyd | trousers. You wouldn't want to bump into this woman on a dark night.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "Do, too!"
borowski says, "heehee"
borowski says, "AFK for a minute"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 75            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 623
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   the Staff of Justice (glowing fiercely)
Floyd |   the heroine's halo (glowing)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hit man with staff"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 75            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 624
Floyd |
Floyd | > HIT MAN WITH STAFF
Floyd |
Floyd | You swing your staff, striking the male thug squarely on the head.
Floyd |
Floyd | A ball of gold lightning gathers at the tip of the Staff of Justice,
Floyd | surrounding the male thug's body. He slumps to the ground,
Floyd | unconscious.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "been on phone with mom"
genericgeekgirl hits the "That was easy!" button.
genericgeekgirl says, "We are now the crusader, wandering around in our underwear and a halo and carrying a big stick."
jenrexrode says, "heh"
genericgeekgirl says, "And we just bashed a goth guy over the head with the stick."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hit woman"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 625
Floyd |
Floyd | > HIT WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | (with the Staff of Justice)
Floyd | You swing your staff, striking the female thug squarely on the head.
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman recovers, glowering at you through chipped teeth.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your instruction completed, the two thugs vanish in showers of pixels.
Floyd |
Floyd | "So you see, Lisa. The staff does not make you invincible. A man it
Floyd | can stun for hours by touch alone, but against a female opponent, the
Floyd | rod is reduced in power until it is little more than a crowbar.
Floyd | Otherwise, how could you hold it without harm? Proceed, Madame
Floyd | Crusader. The people of Atlantic City need your help."
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "proceed"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 625
Floyd |
Floyd | > PROCEED
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf23"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 625
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 626
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Training Arena
Floyd | A crossroads in virtual reality: four intersecting tunnels constructed
Floyd | of lines, perfect squares which lead off in the four main compass
Floyd | directions, disappearing into the black void of computer generated
Floyd | space.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "North first?"
borowski says (to floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 627
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | As the tunnel dissolves into real-life scenery, you hear your mentor's
Floyd | voice.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Lifescan..."
Floyd |
Floyd | Collapsed Pipeline
Floyd | The sky is falling. Seismic vibrations, aftershocks of the worst
Floyd | earthquake ever recorded in Atlantic City, send square-edged chunks of
Floyd | granite raining down from the roof. You're in a drainage pipe,
Floyd | searching for survivors trapped beneath the rubble. Unaided, they
Floyd | wouldn't stand a chance.
Floyd |
Floyd | And you've found one. Ironically, a rescue worker, who must have got
Floyd | caught in a secondary cave-in whilst doing her job.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Interesting gender-based super power."
borowski says (to floyd), "x worker"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 628
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WORKER
Floyd |
Floyd | A young and inexperienced volunteer for the city rescue service,
Floyd | buried under a ton of rubble and chalky white dust. The rear of her
Floyd | uniform is torn to pieces, her face half-submerged in a petroleum
Floyd | topped puddle. Metaphorically, she never knew what hit her.
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman is wearing an ACSAR helmet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Hi ASchultz"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x helmet"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 629
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HELMET
Floyd |
Floyd | The helmet is marked property of ACSAR: Atlantic City Search and
Floyd | Rescue. It's no fashion accessory: a hard, protective item of headgear
Floyd | with infra-red goggles, a microphonic mouthpiece, woolly earmuffs--
Floyd | oh, and a dented battery compartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz asks, "Hello. Forgot nightfloyd was tonight. What are we playing?"
borowski asks, "Heroine's Mantle, is it?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah"
genericgeekgirl says, "It was actually last night."
genericgeekgirl says, "But nobody showed up, so it's tonight."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take helmet"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 630
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE HELMET
Floyd |
Floyd | Gently, you remove the woman's helmet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x woman"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 631
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | A young and inexperienced volunteer for the city rescue service,
Floyd | buried under a ton of rubble and chalky white dust. The rear of her
Floyd | uniform is torn to pieces, her face half-submerged in a petroleum
Floyd | topped puddle. Metaphorically, she never knew what hit her.
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman is carrying nothing useful.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear someone coming-- nope, it's just a rat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x rat"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 631
Floyd |
Floyd | > X RAT
Floyd |
Floyd | For the purposes of this training exercise, that is irrelevant.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "turn woman over"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 632
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN WOMAN OVER
Floyd |
Floyd | It could be dangerous to move her.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "Rats are never irrelevant!"
jenrexrode asks, "and it's half a meter long?"
borowski says, "Never!"
borowski asks, "Also, isn't it more dangerous for her face to be in a puddle?"
borowski says (to floyd), "x battery compartment"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 633
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BATTERY COMPARTMENT
Floyd |
Floyd | The helmet is marked property of ACSAR: Atlantic City Search and
Floyd | Rescue. It's no fashion accessory: a hard, protective item of headgear
Floyd | with infra-red goggles, a microphonic mouthpiece, woolly earmuffs--
Floyd | oh, and a dented battery compartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 634
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   an ACSAR helmet
Floyd |   the Staff of Justice (glowing fiercely)
Floyd |   the heroine's halo (glowing)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "put on helmet"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 635
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT ON HELMET
Floyd |
Floyd | You put on the ACSAR helmet.
Floyd |
Floyd | A voice over the airwaves. More of an order, actually.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Martino, could you state your position...Martino?...Are you there?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
ASchultz sits back and absorbs what is happening/has happened
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "say yes"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 636
borowski says (to floyd), "yes"
Floyd |
Floyd | > SAY YES
Floyd |
Floyd | (to the rescue worker)
Floyd | The woman needs urgent medical attention, which you can't provide!
Floyd |
Floyd | You need to do something quickly, else you too will be trapped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 637
Floyd |
Floyd | > YES
Floyd |
Floyd | That was a rhetorical question.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "give position"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 637
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE POSITION
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x goggles"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 638
Floyd |
Floyd | > X GOGGLES
Floyd |
Floyd | The helmet is marked property of ACSAR: Atlantic City Search and
Floyd | Rescue. It's no fashion accessory: a hard, protective item of headgear
Floyd | with infra-red goggles, a microphonic mouthpiece, woolly earmuffs--
Floyd | oh, and a dented battery compartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "take rubble"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 638
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE RUBBLE
Floyd |
Floyd | For the purposes of this training exercise, that is irrelevant.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "lifescan"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 639
Floyd |
Floyd | > LIFESCAN
Floyd |
Floyd | There's a party of people to the northwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ah"
genericgeekgirl says, "We should listen to our mentor more often :P"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 640
Floyd |
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't leave this woman here to die!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Huh"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take woman"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 641
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | It could be dangerous to move her.
Floyd |
Floyd | This pipeline won't hold up for long.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode asks, "scoop up oil with her helmet?"
borowski says, ">USE STAFF SOMEHOW"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hit woman with staff"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 642
Floyd |
Floyd | > HIT WOMAN WITH STAFF
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not why you're here!
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear someone coming-- nope, it's just a rat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "get oil with helmet"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 642
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET OIL WITH HELMET
Floyd |
Floyd | For the purposes of this training exercise, that is irrelevant.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode asks, "did they say the staff is only .5 meter?"
borowski says, ">HIT ON WOMAN WITH STUFF"
borowski says (to floyd), "put staff in helmet"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 643
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT STAFF IN HELMET
Floyd |
Floyd | A person's head is what fits inside.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, ""This is neither the time nor the place.""
borowski says (to floyd), "put staff in battery"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 644
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT STAFF IN BATTERY
Floyd |
Floyd | A person's head is what fits inside.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "x staff"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 645
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STAFF
Floyd |
Floyd | In Atlantic City, the staff is a legend, a half metre rod of gold with
Floyd | which the Crusader tackles her criminal foes. Roughly every second or
Floyd | so, it glows, bright as the sun, before fading to a single pulsating
Floyd | glyph. The inscribed runes light up in sequence: eastern script,
Floyd | supposedly the source of the heroine's power.
Floyd |
Floyd | A rumble ricochets along the storm drain.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "hit rubble with staff"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 645
Floyd |
Floyd | > HIT RUBBLE WITH STAFF
Floyd |
Floyd | For the purposes of this training exercise, that is irrelevant.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Apparently. That's like.. a ruler."
jenrexrode says, "yeah, kinda stumpy for a staff"
jenrexrode says, "f expand staff"
genericgeekgirl says, "Haha"
borowski says (to floyd), "touch worker"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 646
Floyd |
Floyd | > TOUCH WORKER
Floyd |
Floyd | She still has a pulse.
Floyd |
Floyd | Hearing a thunderous crack, you look up to see a huge piece of granite
Floyd | drop onto your face, splitting your skull in two.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In the training scenario, that is.
Floyd |
Floyd | Training Arena
Floyd | A crossroads in virtual reality: four intersecting tunnels constructed
Floyd | of lines, perfect squares which lead off in the four main compass
Floyd | directions, disappearing into the black void of computer generated
Floyd | space.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm disappointed in you, Lisa."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "oh, Goku did that with his power pole, but the command was extend"
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "Oh no!"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 647
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | As the tunnel dissolves into real-life scenery, you hear your mentor's
Floyd | voice.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Lifescan..."
Floyd |
Floyd | Collapsed Pipeline
Floyd | The sky is falling. Seismic vibrations, aftershocks of the worst
Floyd | earthquake ever recorded in Atlantic City, send square-edged chunks of
Floyd | granite raining down from the roof. You're in a drainage pipe,
Floyd | searching for survivors trapped beneath the rubble. Unaided, they
Floyd | wouldn't stand a chance.
Floyd |
Floyd | And you've found one. Ironically, a rescue worker, who must have got
Floyd | caught in a secondary cave-in whilst doing her job.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take helmet"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 648
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE HELMET
Floyd |
Floyd | Gently, you remove the woman's helmet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "wear helmet"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 649
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR HELMET
Floyd |
Floyd | You put on the ACSAR helmet.
Floyd |
Floyd | A voice over the airwaves. More of an order, actually.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Martino, could you state your position...Martino?...Are you there?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "lifescan"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 650
Floyd |
Floyd | > LIFESCAN
Floyd |
Floyd | There's a party of people to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Crap. What could we have done? We can't move her..."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "talk to helmet"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 650
Floyd |
Floyd | > TALK TO HELMET
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "say yes"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 651
Floyd |
Floyd | > SAY YES
Floyd |
Floyd | (to the rescue worker)
Floyd | The woman needs urgent medical attention, which you can't provide!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "dig with staff"
borowski says (to floyd), "say yes to helmet"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 651
Floyd |
Floyd | > DIG WITH STAFF
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 652
Floyd |
Floyd | > SAY YES TO HELMET
Floyd |
Floyd | "Martino, please. Lives are at stake here, so stop nattering!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x microphone"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 653
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MICROPHONE
Floyd |
Floyd | The helmet is marked property of ACSAR: Atlantic City Search and
Floyd | Rescue. It's no fashion accessory: a hard, protective item of headgear
Floyd | with infra-red goggles, a microphonic mouthpiece, woolly earmuffs--
Floyd | oh, and a dented battery compartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | There goes another tremor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "talk into helmet"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 653
Floyd |
Floyd | > TALK INTO HELMET
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "helmet, hello"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 654
Floyd |
Floyd | > HELMET, HELLO
Floyd |
Floyd | "Martino, please. Lives are at stake here, so stop nattering!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "say position to helmet"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 655
Floyd |
Floyd | > SAY POSITION TO HELMET
Floyd |
Floyd | "Martino, please. Lives are at stake here, so stop nattering!"
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear someone coming-- nope, it's just a rat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "helmet, go east"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 656
Floyd |
Floyd | > HELMET, GO EAST
Floyd |
Floyd | "Okay, we're on the move. Where to now, Martino?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You need to do something quickly, else you too will be trapped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "lifescan"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 657
Floyd |
Floyd | > LIFESCAN
Floyd |
Floyd | There's a party of people to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "helmet, go east"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 658
Floyd |
Floyd | > HELMET, GO EAST
Floyd |
Floyd | "Okay, we're on the move. Where to now, Martino?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear someone coming-- nope, it's just a rat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "put staff in rubble"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 658
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT STAFF IN RUBBLE
Floyd |
Floyd | For the purposes of this training exercise, that is irrelevant.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "lifescan"
Floyd ]  Collapsed Pipeline                 Score: 77            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 659
Floyd |
Floyd | > LIFESCAN
Floyd |
Floyd | There's a party of people to the southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "helmet, go northeast" jenrexrode says, "oh i see"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 660
Floyd |
Floyd | > HELMET, GO NORTHEAST
Floyd |
Floyd | "Okay, we're on the move. Where to-- wait, we see you!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Powerful electric torch beams shine into your eyes, silhouetting a
Floyd | party of five standing knee deep in rubble. Medics run over to their
Floyd | fallen colleague, tending to her wounds as the other rescuer workers
Floyd | drag her free. As the woman is lifted onto a stretcher, the leader of
Floyd | the searchers thanks you for your help.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Looks like we arrived just in time, Madame Crusader. You'd better
Floyd | come with us. These pipelines could come crashing down any minute..."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** The local crisis has been resolved ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In the training scenario, that is.
Floyd |
Floyd | Training Arena
Floyd | A crossroads in virtual reality: four intersecting tunnels constructed
Floyd | of lines, perfect squares which lead off in the four main compass
Floyd | directions, disappearing into the black void of computer generated
Floyd | space.
Floyd |
Floyd | "So now you'll always know if you're alone whenever you decide to take
Floyd | a shower. One thing: the staff detects all animal life, so make
Floyd | certain the peeping Tom is human, before you go ballistic on the
Floyd | neighbour's cat."
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Oh, I never would have thought it was *those* people"
borowski says, "I thought it was more injured people to the west"
genericgeekgirl says, "Heh"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Wait, how did we learn that fact?"
borowski asks, "Wait, I don't know if I'm alone when I shower?"
genericgeekgirl asks, "We have to shower with the stick?"
jenrexrode says, "yup"
genericgeekgirl asks, "And why doesn't it detect us all the time?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x staff"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 661
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STAFF
Floyd |
Floyd | In Atlantic City, the staff is a legend, a half metre rod of gold with
Floyd | which the Crusader tackles her criminal foes. Roughly every second or
Floyd | so, it glows, bright as the sun, before fading to a single pulsating
Floyd | glyph. The inscribed runes light up in sequence: eastern script,
Floyd | supposedly the source of the heroine's power.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 662
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   the Staff of Justice (glowing fiercely)
Floyd |   the heroine's halo (glowing)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "I don't get it. East?"
jenrexrode says, "cuz it ignores stuff under the halo"
jenrexrode says, "okie"
genericgeekgirl says, "But it's glowing right now."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 663
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Training Arena
Floyd | A crossroads in virtual reality: four intersecting tunnels constructed
Floyd | of lines, perfect squares which lead off in the four main compass
Floyd | directions, disappearing into the black void of computer generated
Floyd | space.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 664
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | As the tunnel dissolves into real-life scenery, you hear your mentor's
Floyd | voice.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Heatscan..."
Floyd |
Floyd | Power Station
Floyd | Something has gone wrong. Pre-recorded voices, calm and concise,
Floyd | instruct people to evacuate the nuclear facility, advice well heeded
Floyd | by the workforce. They have deserted their posts, leaving their fellow
Floyd | citizens to face the dark prospect of radioactive meltdown.
Floyd |
Floyd | The crux of the problem centres around four pipes, waterways for
Floyd | extracting heat from volatile uranium-235 fuel rods deep inside the
Floyd | reactor's core.
Floyd |
Floyd | Conveniently, you have a coolant pump at your disposal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "heatscan"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 664
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to heatscan?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x pump"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 665
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing too technical here: a pump to transfer liquid from A to B-- or
Floyd | whichever valves the inlet and outlet hoses happen to be connected to.
Floyd | Once everything has been properly set up, all one has to do is switch
Floyd | the machine on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh, the staff did lifescan. Not the helmet. Duh."
genericgeekgirl says, "That's how we know."
genericgeekgirl says, "I'm slow tonight."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 666
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | A confusing blur of colours. You'll have to scan each pipe in turn.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan blue pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 666
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN BLUE PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "heatscan first pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 666
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN FIRST PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x pipes"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 667
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PIPES
Floyd |
Floyd | The pipes carry cold water past the reactor, converting it to steam
Floyd | which drives electricity generating turbines. Today's science lesson
Floyd | over and done with, each pipe has a valve on the front, labelled with
Floyd | one of the last four letters of the English alphabet. And doctor's
Floyd | orders, for good measure:
Floyd |
Floyd | EQUILIBRIUM TEMPERATURE MUST BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan z pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 668
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN Z PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up yellow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan y pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 669
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN Y PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up red.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan x pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 670
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN X PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up blue.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "use pump on z and y"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 670
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE PUMP ON Z AND Y
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "heatscan w"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 671
jenrexrode says, "verb"
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN W
Floyd |
Floyd | (the pipes)
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up blue.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take pump"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 672
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE PUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | The coolant pump is far too heavy to move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "connect pipe w and pipe y"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 672
Floyd |
Floyd | > CONNECT PIPE W AND PIPE Y
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't use multiple objects with that verb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Oh valve"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "connect z to pump"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 673
Floyd |
Floyd | > CONNECT Z TO PUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | You need to be holding the pipes before you can put it on top of
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | You're getting warmer, in the worst possible sense.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get z"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 674
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Each pipe is twenty centimetres in diameter. Far too large, in other
Floyd | words.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "push z"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 675
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUSH Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Each pipe is twenty centimetres in diameter. Far too large, in other
Floyd | words.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "open pipe y"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 676
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN PIPE Y
Floyd |
Floyd | The valves are controlled automatically.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x z"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 677
Floyd |
Floyd | > X Z
Floyd |
Floyd | The only thing which sets it apart from the other three pipes is a
Floyd | huge letter Z printed on the valve.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "x inlet"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 678
Floyd |
Floyd | > X INLET
Floyd |
Floyd | A tube of flexible lead circlets, a metre long and six centimetres
Floyd | across.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "oh"
borowski says (to floyd), "put w into inlet"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 679
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT W INTO INLET
Floyd |
Floyd | (the pipes into the inlet hose)
Floyd | You need to be holding the pipes before you can put it into something
Floyd | else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "connect inlet hose to pipe w"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 680
Floyd |
Floyd | > CONNECT INLET HOSE TO PIPE W
Floyd |
Floyd | You need to be holding the inlet hose before you can put it on top of
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "I feel like this is a verb thing"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get inlet"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 681
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET INLET
Floyd |
Floyd | You lift up the free end of the inlet hose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Heh, that verb works"
borowski says (to floyd), "connect inlet hose to pipe w"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 682
Floyd |
Floyd | > CONNECT INLET HOSE TO PIPE W
Floyd |
Floyd | You connect the inlet hose to valve W.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "take outlet hose"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 683
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE OUTLET HOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You lift up the free end of the outlet hose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "connect outlet hose to pipe y"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 684
Floyd |
Floyd | > CONNECT OUTLET HOSE TO PIPE Y
Floyd |
Floyd | You connect the outlet hose to valve Y.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "let r rip"
borowski says (to floyd), "turn on pump"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 685
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN ON PUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | The inlet and outlet hoses shake as water is transferred between
Floyd | valves W and Y. After a few seconds, the pump switches off
Floyd | automatically.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "heatscan pipe y"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 686
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN PIPE Y
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up orange.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "heatscan pipe w"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 687
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN PIPE W
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up purple.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "uh on"
jenrexrode says, "oh"
borowski says, "Huh."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan x pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 688
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN X PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up blue.
Floyd |
Floyd | If the heat doesn't kill you, then the radiation will.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan z pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 689
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN Z PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up yellow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get inlet"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 690
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET INLET
Floyd |
Floyd | You disconnect the inlet hose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "connect inlet to x"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 691
Floyd |
Floyd | > CONNECT INLET TO X
Floyd |
Floyd | You connect the inlet hose to valve X.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "turn on pump"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 692
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN ON PUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | The inlet and outlet hoses shake as water is transferred between
Floyd | valves X and Y. After a few seconds, the pump switches off
Floyd | automatically.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan x pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 693
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN X PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up purple.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan y pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 694
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN Y PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up yellow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan z pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 695
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN Z PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up yellow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan w pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 696
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN W PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up purple.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski asks, "Maybe purple + yellow = better outcome?"
jenrexrode asks, "brown?"
borowski says, "Is it color mixing? I thought it was an infrared type thing."
jenrexrode says, "heh yeah"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get outlet"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 697
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET OUTLET
Floyd |
Floyd | You disconnect the outlet hose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "heh. I guess that's why blue + yellow != green"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "connect outlet to y"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 698
Floyd |
Floyd | > CONNECT OUTLET TO Y
Floyd |
Floyd | You connect the outlet hose to valve Y.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "turn on pump"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 699
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN ON PUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | The inlet and outlet hoses shake as water is transferred between
Floyd | valves X and Y. After a few seconds, the pump switches off
Floyd | automatically.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan y pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 700
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN Y PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up green.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan x pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 701
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN X PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up green.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski asks, "Hurray?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan z pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 702
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN Z PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up yellow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan w pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 703
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN W PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up purple.
Floyd |
Floyd | It doesn't look too good, Lisa.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "huh"
borowski asks, "I guess z + w?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get inlet"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 704
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET INLET
Floyd |
Floyd | You disconnect the inlet hose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Green seems pretty none threatening."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "connect inlet to z"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 705
Floyd |
Floyd | > CONNECT INLET TO Z
Floyd |
Floyd | You connect the inlet hose to valve Z.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "*non"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get outlet"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 706
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET OUTLET
Floyd |
Floyd | You disconnect the outlet hose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "connect outlet to w"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 707
Floyd |
Floyd | > CONNECT OUTLET TO W
Floyd |
Floyd | (the pipes)
Floyd | You connect the outlet hose to valve W.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "turn on pump"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 708
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN ON PUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | The inlet and outlet hoses shake as water is transferred between
Floyd | valves Z and W. After a few seconds, the pump switches off
Floyd | automatically.
Floyd |
Floyd | The way things are going, this part of the world will be renamed
Floyd | Uranium City.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan w pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 709
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN W PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up blue.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "heatscan z pipe"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 710
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN Z PIPE
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up orange.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get outlet"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 711
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET OUTLET
Floyd |
Floyd | You disconnect the outlet hose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get inlet"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 712
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET INLET
Floyd |
Floyd | You disconnect the inlet hose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "connect outlet to z"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 713
Floyd |
Floyd | > CONNECT OUTLET TO Z
Floyd |
Floyd | You connect the outlet hose to valve Z.
Floyd |
Floyd | Here it comes: a deafening roar as the pipes break open, dousing you
Floyd | in coolant, heavy water saturated with uranium isotopes. Infected by
Floyd | radiation sickness, you suffer teeth and hair loss, blisters, nausea,
Floyd | and ultimately death. As do all of the people who couldn't escape in
Floyd | time.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In the training scenario, that is.
Floyd |
Floyd | Training Arena
Floyd | A crossroads in virtual reality: four intersecting tunnels constructed
Floyd | of lines, perfect squares which lead off in the four main compass
Floyd | directions, disappearing into the black void of computer generated
Floyd | space.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I thought you were smart, Lisa. Doesn't look like it to me."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Ouch"
jenrexrode says, "yay, fake dying"
borowski says, "But the insult is all too real."
jenrexrode asks, "well would blue be cold and red be hot?"
borowski says, "That's what I thought."
borowski asks, "There was 2 blue, 1 yellow, 1 red?"
jenrexrode says, "i think originally yeah"
jenrexrode says, "i dont think amy was that smart, anyway"
borowski asks, "Maybe we were on the right track but took too long?"
genericgeekgirl says, "I think it follows the colour spectrum, so yeah. And yes, there's a limited number of turns in each simulation."
borowski says, "Yeah!"
genericgeekgirl says, "We used a lot of them trying to figure out how it worked."
jenrexrode says, "certainly"
genericgeekgirl says, "So this time we can jump right in."
jenrexrode says, "ok"
borowski says, "Well, it's radioactive water, so let's not *jump* in"
jenrexrode says, "har"
borowski says, "Sorry, couldn't help myself"
genericgeekgirl says, "Boo."
jenrexrode asks, "so try to send the blue ones to the non blue ones?"
borowski says, "YEah"
genericgeekgirl says, "Seems that way, yeah."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 714
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | As the tunnel dissolves into real-life scenery, you hear your mentor's
Floyd | voice.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Heatscan..."
Floyd |
Floyd | Power Station
Floyd | Something has gone wrong. Pre-recorded voices, calm and concise,
Floyd | instruct people to evacuate the nuclear facility, advice well heeded
Floyd | by the workforce. They have deserted their posts, leaving their fellow
Floyd | citizens to face the dark prospect of radioactive meltdown.
Floyd |
Floyd | The crux of the problem centres around four pipes, waterways for
Floyd | extracting heat from volatile uranium-235 fuel rods deep inside the
Floyd | reactor's core.
Floyd |
Floyd | Conveniently, you have a coolant pump at your disposal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode asks, "how to you do that multiple command for all 4 at once?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "heatscan w"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 715
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN W
Floyd |
Floyd | (the pipes)
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up green.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 714
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Power Station
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "As a single command, or four commands on one line?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "heatscan w,x,y,z"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 714
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN W,X,Y,Z
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't use multiple objects with that verb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Huh I thought it was a different color before."
jenrexrode says, "i dunno, like you you move fast sometimes"
genericgeekgirl says, "It's probably randomized."
borowski says, "Ah."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "heatscan w.heatscan x.heatscan y.heatscan z"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 718
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN W.HEATSCAN X.HEATSCAN Y.HEATSCAN Z
Floyd |
Floyd | (the pipes)
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up green.
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up orange.
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up purple.
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up purple.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "yay"
genericgeekgirl says, "It'll count as four moves, but interestingly, you can undo all of them at once, I think."
jenrexrode says, "but this way it doesn't scroll off my tiny screen"
jenrexrode asks, "so purple is happiest and orange is unhappiest, so they go together?"
genericgeekgirl says, "So y and z into x, I guess. Timing, yeah."
genericgeekgirl says, "Green seems neutral, and we want them all the same colour."
jenrexrode says, "oh,equilibrium"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get inlet"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 719
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET INLET
Floyd |
Floyd | You lift up the free end of the inlet hose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "put inlet in y"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 719
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUT INLET IN Y
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "connect inlet to y"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 720
Floyd |
Floyd | > CONNECT INLET TO Y
Floyd |
Floyd | You connect the inlet hose to valve Y.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "take outlet"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 721
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE OUTLET
Floyd |
Floyd | You lift up the free end of the outlet hose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "connect outlet to x"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 722
Floyd |
Floyd | > CONNECT OUTLET TO X
Floyd |
Floyd | You connect the outlet hose to valve X.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "turn on pump"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 723
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN ON PUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | The inlet and outlet hoses shake as water is transferred between
Floyd | valves Y and X. After a few seconds, the pump switches off
Floyd | automatically.
Floyd |
Floyd | You're getting warmer, in the worst possible sense.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "so now what do all 4 look like"
borowski asks, "I think X is yellow now?"
borowski says (to floyd), "heatscan pipe x"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 724
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN PIPE X
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a thermal scan, that particular pipe shows up yellow.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode asks, "do we waste time looking?"
borowski says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 723
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Power Station
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "take inlet"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 724
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE INLET
Floyd |
Floyd | You disconnect the inlet hose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "connect inlet to pipe z"
Floyd ]  Power Station                      Score: 79            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 725
Floyd |
Floyd | > CONNECT INLET TO PIPE Z
Floyd |
Floyd | You connect the inlet hose to valve Z.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "yeah"
borowski says (to floyd), "turn on pump"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 81            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 726
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN ON PUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | The inlet and outlet hoses shake as water is transferred between
Floyd | valves Z and X. After a few seconds, the pump switches off
Floyd | automatically.
Floyd |
Floyd | And then there is silence. The order to evacuate, issued since your
Floyd | arrival, has been interrupted, replaced by the hissing of pressurised
Floyd | water flowing along the pipes. Facility workers return to their
Floyd | duties, shaking your hand with affection and gratitude. Atlantic City
Floyd | is safe, until another situation arises...
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** The local crisis has been resolved ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In the training scenario, that is.
Floyd |
Floyd | Training Arena
Floyd | A crossroads in virtual reality: four intersecting tunnels constructed
Floyd | of lines, perfect squares which lead off in the four main compass
Floyd | directions, disappearing into the black void of computer generated
Floyd | space.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Thanks to the staff, you now have thermal vision without the need to
Floyd | wear those fiddly goggles. When you leap into action, it helps a good
Floyd | deal if you know what kind of heat the opposition is packing."
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "yay"
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "Yay!"
borowski says, "huzzah!"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf24"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 81            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 726
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Yay, heat pun!"
jenrexrode says, "uff"
borowski says, "haha"
jenrexrode says, "so another cardinal point"
borowski asks, "We've gone north and east?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah. Curious though what happens if we try again."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 81            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 727
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | Over in that direction, you've done all you can.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "That, apparently."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Corporation Street                 Score: 81            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 728
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | As the tunnel dissolves into real-life scenery, you hear your mentor's
Floyd | voice.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Attract...repel..."
Floyd |
Floyd | Corporation Street
Floyd | Christmas decorations have been left up for the new year, although not
Floyd | too many cityfolk are around to appreciate their splendour tonight.
Floyd | This is the heart of the upper-class district, where people live in
Floyd | mansions of lavish architectural design, and take morning strolls
Floyd | along picket-fenced thoroughfares.
Floyd |
Floyd | The stores have closed early for the annual parade, due to start in
Floyd | three hours time. All except one dirty windowed establishment whose
Floyd | door is slightly ajar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "two great commands"
jenrexrode says, "that go great together"
borowski asks, "Why would one use the second?"
jenrexrode says, "you'll find out"
jenrexrode says, "we can hit homeruns"
genericgeekgirl says, "It's like that magnetic brush power in Okamiden."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "enter establishment"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 81            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 729
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER ESTABLISHMENT
Floyd |
Floyd | The brass bell rings as you open the door, alerting the robber to your
Floyd | presence. Through the mouth slit of his ski mask, you see grinning
Floyd | yellow teeth. He swings his shotgun to point at your stomach, issuing
Floyd | his coup de grace.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Go to hell, you self-righteous bit--"
Floyd |
Floyd | The blast rips open your chest. Blood, guts and vital organs scatter
Floyd | across your clothes and all over the floor. Not a pretty sight, but
Floyd | then again, you won't be the reporter who has to cover the news story.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In the training scenario, that is.
Floyd |
Floyd | Training Arena
Floyd | A crossroads in virtual reality: four intersecting tunnels constructed
Floyd | of lines, perfect squares which lead off in the four main compass
Floyd | directions, disappearing into the black void of computer generated
Floyd | space.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I thought you were smart, Lisa. Doesn't look like it to me."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Whoops"
borowski says, "Wow, I guess he need to repel them buck shot."
borowski says (to floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Corporation Street                 Score: 81            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 730
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | As the tunnel dissolves into real-life scenery, you hear your mentor's
Floyd | voice.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Attract...repel..."
Floyd |
Floyd | Corporation Street
Floyd | Christmas decorations have been left up for the new year, although not
Floyd | too many cityfolk are around to appreciate their splendour tonight.
Floyd | This is the heart of the upper-class district, where people live in
Floyd | mansions of lavish architectural design, and take morning strolls
Floyd | along picket-fenced thoroughfares.
Floyd |
Floyd | The stores have closed early for the annual parade, due to start in
Floyd | three hours time. All except one dirty windowed establishment whose
Floyd | door is slightly ajar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x window"
Floyd ]  Corporation Street                 Score: 81            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 731
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | Looking through the window, three things about Kristina's Antiques
Floyd | store strike you as wrong. One: the door has been forced open, almost
Floyd | knocking the bell from its pivot. Two: half of the display cabinets
Floyd | are empty. And three: a masked man is standing next to the cash
Floyd | register.
Floyd |
Floyd | Shadows move on the store window.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "repel"
Floyd ]  Corporation Street                 Score: 81            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 732
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPEL
Floyd |
Floyd | (the antiques store)
Floyd | Telekinesis only works on small, inanimate objects.
Floyd |
Floyd | From inside the antiques store, you hear a dull metallic thud.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "repel bell"
Floyd ]  Corporation Street                 Score: 81            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 733
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPEL BELL
Floyd |
Floyd | The bell swings in the telekinetic breeze, ringing out a series of
Floyd | high pitched tones. Quick as a flash, the masked man turns around,
Floyd | cocking his shotgun.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "ooo"
genericgeekgirl says, "That.. might not have been the right thing just yet."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "attract shotgun"
Floyd ]  Corporation Street                 Score: 81            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 734
Floyd |
Floyd | > ATTRACT SHOTGUN
Floyd |
Floyd | Using telekinesis, you flip on the shotgun's safety catch.
Floyd |
Floyd | The robber paces about the store, checking he is alone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Hee."
jenrexrode says, "wpw"
genericgeekgirl says, "Although I was trying to get the entire thing."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "attract door"
Floyd ]  Corporation Street                 Score: 81            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 735
Floyd |
Floyd | > ATTRACT DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | Telekinesis only works on small objects.
Floyd |
Floyd | Nervously, the masked man glances around the smashed display cabinets.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "attract blel"
Floyd ]  Corporation Street                 Score: 81            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 735
Floyd |
Floyd | > ATTRACT BLEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "attract bell"
Floyd ]  Corporation Street                 Score: 81            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 736
Floyd |
Floyd | > ATTRACT BELL
Floyd |
Floyd | The bell swings in the telekinetic breeze, ringing out a series of
Floyd | high pitched tones. Convinced the wind is natural, the robber turns
Floyd | his back, continuing his unsolicited removal of the store's antiques.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "I guess we could enter? He won't shoot us now."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "enter establishment"
Floyd ]  Training Arena                     Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 737
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER ESTABLISHMENT
Floyd |
Floyd | The brass bell rings as you open the door, alerting the robber to your
Floyd | presence. Through the mouth slit of his ski mask, you see grinning
Floyd | yellow teeth. He swings his shotgun to point at your stomach, issuing
Floyd | his coup de grace.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Go to hell, you self-righteous bit--"
Floyd |
Floyd | Click! The intruder looks in horror at the safety catch as you rush
Floyd | towards him. A ball of gold lightning gathers at the tip of the Staff
Floyd | of Justice, surrounding the masked man's body. He slumps to the
Floyd | ground, unconscious.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** The local crisis has been resolved ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In the training scenario, that is.
Floyd |
Floyd | Training Arena
Floyd | A crossroads in virtual reality: four intersecting tunnels constructed
Floyd | of lines, perfect squares which lead off in the four main compass
Floyd | directions, disappearing into the black void of computer generated
Floyd | space.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Congratulations, Lisa. You're now telekinetic. Before you get carried
Floyd | away, the ability to attract or repel only works on small, inanimate
Floyd | objects. So you won't be ripping down criminal's hideaways just yet,
Floyd | but it's a start nonetheless."
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "yeah"
genericgeekgirl says, "woo"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 738
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | As the tunnel dissolves into real-life scenery, you hear your mentor's
Floyd | voice.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Mimic..."
Floyd |
Floyd | Rudolfer Bridge
Floyd | A gateway to Europe. That was how Stefan Rudolfer described his
Floyd | contribution to civil engineering, a half-kilometre suspension bridge
Floyd | spanning Julia's Gorge, a cradle of interlocked steel girders which
Floyd | link Atlantic City to the continent.
Floyd |
Floyd | One man has chosen an alternative destination: the spirit realm.
Floyd | Police cordons keep traffic off the bridge, leaving you alone with a
Floyd | suicide jumper.
Floyd |
Floyd | "So, they sent a pretty girl, thinking her sweet voice might loosen my
Floyd | resolve. Well, it won't! I'm quite prepared to pay the penalty for my
Floyd | failure."
Floyd |
Floyd | It was a mistake, switching off your halo. You were certain he'd jump
Floyd | if he saw the Crusader approaching, but his reaction to Lisa Flint is
Floyd | just the same-- No! He's having second thoughts, taking a step away
Floyd | from the edge. Perhaps there is a way to save this man.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Hurray superpowers. I like this game."
genericgeekgirl says, "Mimic.. hm."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "man, hello"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 739
Floyd |
Floyd | > MAN, HELLO
Floyd |
Floyd | "You can't talk me out of this!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "man, come here"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 740
Floyd |
Floyd | > MAN, COME HERE
Floyd |
Floyd | "You can't talk me out of this!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "mimic"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 741
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC
Floyd |
Floyd | (the Staff of Justice)
Floyd | The Staff of Justice looks like that already.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "mimic girder"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 741
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC GIRDER
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh, things. Not another person."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "mimic bridge"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 741
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC BRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | For the purposes of this training exercise, that is irrelevant.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "mimic man"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 742
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC MAN
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't mimic living things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "mimic cordon"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 742
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC CORDON
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "mimic steel"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 742
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC STEEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "mimic railing"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 742
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC RAILING
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 743
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Rudolfer Bridge
Floyd | A gateway to Europe. That was how Stefan Rudolfer described his
Floyd | contribution to civil engineering, a half-kilometre suspension bridge
Floyd | spanning Julia's Gorge, a cradle of interlocked steel girders which
Floyd | link Atlantic City to the continent.
Floyd |
Floyd | One man has chosen an alternative destination: the spirit realm.
Floyd | Police cordons keep traffic off the bridge, leaving you alone with a
Floyd | suicide jumper.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "talk man"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 743
Floyd |
Floyd | > TALK MAN
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "talk to man"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 743
Floyd |
Floyd | > TALK TO MAN
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "x police"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 743
Floyd |
Floyd | > X POLICE
Floyd |
Floyd | For the purposes of this training exercise, that is irrelevant.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask man about bridge"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 744
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK MAN ABOUT BRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Don't try to intimidate me!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "mimic staff"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 745
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC STAFF
Floyd |
Floyd | The Staff of Justice looks like that already.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "mimic halo"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 746
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC HALO
Floyd |
Floyd | At the moment, there is no halo.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "mimic rope"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 746
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC ROPE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 747
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   the Staff of Justice (glowing faintly)
Floyd |   the heroine's halo (inactive)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask man about failure"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 748
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASK MAN ABOUT FAILURE
Floyd |
Floyd | "You want to know why I'm here? Very well, I'll show you."
Floyd |
Floyd | The suicide jumper unwraps the bag, discarding the brown paper wrapper
Floyd | into the gorge. Without looking back, he raises his treasured
Floyd | possession to the heavens, a fitting gesture since he is holding a
Floyd | Torah scroll: the cornerstone of Jewish religion, the word of God.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Half a person's wealth is worthless. That is what my peers taught me.
Floyd | For five hundred years, my family owned two of these scrolls. But I am
Floyd | unworthy of them, allowing the other to be stolen, perhaps lost
Floyd | forever. I swore to guard it with my life. Now I must keep my promise,
Floyd | and face the Lord's judgement."
Floyd |
Floyd | For a religious man, he lacks a lot of faith: the other scroll was
Floyd | recovered by the ACPD last night. But it's sitting in an evidence
Floyd | locker several miles away. The suicide jumper needs to see it now, or
Floyd | he won't believe a word genericgeekgirl says.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "woah"
jenrexrode says, "damn"
borowski says (to floyd), "mimic scroll"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "mimic scroll"
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 749
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC SCROLL
Floyd |
Floyd | The Staff of Justice mimics the appearance of a Torah scroll.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 750
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC SCROLL
Floyd |
Floyd | The Staff of Justice looks like that already.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "heh"
borowski says (to floyd), "give man scroll"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 751
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE MAN SCROLL
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the Torah scroll)
Floyd | "I'll do it! Don't think I won't!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "give man scroll"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 752
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE MAN SCROLL
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the Torah scroll)
Floyd | "Keep away from me!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "show scroll to man"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 753
Floyd |
Floyd | > SHOW SCROLL TO MAN
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the Torah scroll)
Floyd | "Keep away from me!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "wave scroll"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 754
Floyd |
Floyd | > WAVE SCROLL
Floyd |
Floyd | That action requires the item to be held.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "wave staff"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 755
Floyd |
Floyd | > WAVE STAFF
Floyd |
Floyd | The staff's abilities are invoked by the power of your will.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "show staff to man"
Floyd ]  Rudolfer Bridge                    Score: 83            One week
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001rtual reality)               Moves: 755
Floyd |
Floyd | > SHOW STAFF TO MAN
Floyd |
Floyd | "Impossible! Let me see that!"
Floyd |
Floyd | The elated man climbs over the safety barrier. You try to warn him,
Floyd | but there is nothing you can do to prevent him taking what he believes
Floyd | is his missing scroll. A ball of gold lightning gathers at the tip of
Floyd | the Staff of Justice, surrounding the suicide jumper's body. He slumps
Floyd | to the ground, unconscious.
Floyd |
Floyd | Well, he'll feel better after he wakes up, and finds the genuine Torah
Floyd | scroll in his bedside cabinet.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** The local crisis has been resolved ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In the training scenario, that is.
Floyd |
Floyd | Training Arena
Floyd | A crossroads in virtual reality: four intersecting tunnels constructed
Floyd | of lines, perfect squares which lead off in the four main compass
Floyd | directions, disappearing into the black void of computer generated
Floyd | space.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Quite clever, really. While your halo is inactive, the Staff of
Floyd | Justice is able to mimic an item of similar shape and size. Which can
Floyd | be very useful if you have a group of unscrupulous news reporters on
Floyd | your tail. No offence intended, Lisa."
Floyd |
Floyd | Matriarch's Domain
Floyd | The Crusader's golden glow flickers around the walls of the chamber, a
Floyd | spherical cavern hollowed out from beneath the tower. She wears the
Floyd | mantle of a heroine, a monumentally uplifting aura of love, trust and
Floyd | friendship.
Floyd |
Floyd | When you look into her eyes, you see your mother. And in a sense,
Floyd | that's who she is. The matriarch, first of the Crusaders, an ageless
Floyd | warrior, burdened with the task of teaching her descendants.
Floyd |
Floyd | "It would appear you are ready, Madame Crusader. Before you take up
Floyd | the reins of the golden horse, I have two more pieces of advice to
Floyd | give you. First, the Staff of Justice is so powerful a ten year old
Floyd | girl could wield it at no disadvantage. Second, a true heroine would
Floyd | sacrifice her life if there were no other option."
Floyd |
Floyd | The matriarch has finished. Now it's up to you: Lisa Flint against the
Floyd | Baron and his five underlings. Without wanting to sound melodramatic,
Floyd | the fate of Atlantic City rests with the Crusader. And right now,
Floyd | you're the woman wearing her halo.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Press SPACE to continue]
borowski says, "AH"
borowski says, "Crazy Hebrews"
genericgeekgirl says, "Aw"
genericgeekgirl pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Golden Horse                       Score: 85          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001 the watchtower)             Moves: 756
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Golden Horse
Floyd | Behind the hologram facade, the golden horse is a super-sleek
Floyd | helicopter powered by jet engines. Most of the cockpit is occupied by
Floyd | the aircraft's computer, Rex. Displayed on the main screen is a
Floyd | top-down plan of Atlantic City.
Floyd |
Floyd | The matriarch speaks over the computer's intercom.
Floyd |
Floyd | "According to the data you retrieved from Yamitsi, the Baron's
Floyd | accomplices will strike in the five hours leading up to midnight. I've
Floyd | highlighted the potential hotspots on your map. The choice is yours,
Floyd | Lisa."
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf25"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Golden Horse                       Score: 85          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001 the watchtower)             Moves: 756
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Huh, so that only works when our halo is off."
genericgeekgirl asks, "I need to be up (and fully awake) earlyish tomorrow for an interview. So I don't want to play too late tonight. Maybe until 1?"
jenrexrode asks, "what's that 20 mins?"
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah"
jenrexrode is in Central time
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x map"
Floyd ]  Golden Horse                       Score: 85          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001 the watchtower)             Moves: 757
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MAP
Floyd |
Floyd | The plan is in blueprint format, with the streets and buildings of
Floyd | Atlantic City shown in white. From Newhurst in the north to the
Floyd | southern coastline, every last square inch of detail is included. Your
Floyd | present location is marked by a flashing icon-- a golden horse,
Floyd | naturally. The watchtower is where you're at.
Floyd |
Floyd | There are five locations highlighted:
Floyd |
Floyd |    -- The Museum of History
Floyd |    -- Gerant's Heath
Floyd |    -- Maiden's Wharf
Floyd |    -- W.P. Browne Airport
Floyd |    -- The Plaza Theatre
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Museum?"
jenrexrode asks, "hm?"
jenrexrode says, "sure"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, go to museum"
Floyd ]  Golden Horse                       Score: 85          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001 the Museum of History)      Moves: 758
Floyd |
Floyd | > REX, GO TO MUSEUM
Floyd |
Floyd | Rex responds with a sequence of beeps, powering up the engines. The
Floyd | golden horse arrives at the Museum of History after a few minutes of
Floyd | flight time.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  Golden Horse                       Score: 85          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001 the Museum of History)      Moves: 759
Floyd |
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd | The golden horse is in mid-air!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "rex, land"
Floyd ]  Golden Horse                       Score: 85          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 760
Floyd |
Floyd | > REX, LAND
Floyd |
Floyd | The golden horse makes a bump-free landing.
Floyd |
Floyd | "The mask of Xioh'can, a tribal headpiece worn by high priests of
Floyd | Quetzalcoatl, the serpent god of the Aztecs. This ivory treasure came
Floyd | to light in Mexico last year, and is currently on display at Atlantic
Floyd | City's museum of history. A seven million dollar prize, and who better
Floyd | to steal it than Charlotte Anne?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Yes, the lady magician who moonlights as a jewel thief-- not that
Floyd | pretty rocks are all she's interested in, mind you. This woman's
Floyd | reputation precedes her: an illusionist with a thousand faces, a
Floyd | mistress of deception, a deadly trickster. From here on in, don't
Floyd | believe anything you see."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "So instead of stealing things, we're protecting them from being stolen."
jenrexrode says, "oh this ref again"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Golden Horse                       Score: 85          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 761
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Golden Horse
Floyd | Behind the hologram facade, the golden horse is a super-sleek
Floyd | helicopter powered by jet engines. Most of the cockpit is occupied by
Floyd | the aircraft's computer, Rex. Displayed on the main screen is a
Floyd | top-down plan of Atlantic City.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 85          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 762
Floyd |
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd | You climb out of the golden horse.
Floyd |
Floyd | Marketplace
Floyd | Merchants who trade here on a daily basis have honoured a century-old
Floyd | tradition, finishing early to celebrate the year's end. The market
Floyd | stalls are bare, stacked side by side on the moonlit cobblestones. A
Floyd | narrow lane begins to the south, and descends bumpily towards the old
Floyd | city district.
Floyd |
Floyd | Much of the restoration work was funded by Atlantic City's museum of
Floyd | history, an institution of worldwide fame situated north of the
Floyd | marketplace.
Floyd |
Floyd | The golden horse has landed nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode asks, "did rex say that?"
genericgeekgirl says, "I assumed it was our mentor, who appears to be permanently in our head now. But maybe it was Rex."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x stalls"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 85          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 763
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STALLS
Floyd |
Floyd | The wooden tables where dodgy dealers and hopeful entrepreneurs tout
Floyd | their wares to unsuspecting punters, folded vertically and stripped of
Floyd | their canvas awnings. The hustle and bustle of the marketplace has
Floyd | given way to the final night of the twentieth century, a silent,
Floyd | lonely one at that.
Floyd |
Floyd | What may only be described as a rolling pin-- uh, well, rolls on the
Floyd | cobbles.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take pin"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 764
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE PIN
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x pin"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 765
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PIN
Floyd |
Floyd | By rolling pin, you don't mean a chef's pastry flattener, but a
Floyd | metre-long stick for winding up canvas. Torn cloth rests in a groove,
Floyd | presumably all that remains of the waterproof cover of whichever stall
Floyd | it came from.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ok. That makes a lot more sense."
genericgeekgirl asks, "South first?"
jenrexrode says, "ok"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Cobbled Lane                       Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 766
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Cobbled Lane
Floyd | The ruined walls of King Victor's fortress rise toweringly to the east
Floyd | and west. Arrow slits polarise incident moonlight into thin beams, but
Floyd | it is the Victorian lamp posts that shine the brightest, burning their
Floyd | winter fuel during long, dark nights such as this. Too bad the lane is
Floyd | closed for repairs, though.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Sorry had to catch up"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Cobbled Lane                       Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 767
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | Sorry, but this really is a dead end.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Cobbled Lane                       Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 768
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | Sorry, but this really is a dead end.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Cobbled Lane                       Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 769
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | Sorry, but this really is a dead end.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Bah"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 770
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Marketplace
Floyd | Merchants who trade here on a daily basis have honoured a century-old
Floyd | tradition, finishing early to celebrate the year's end. The market
Floyd | stalls are bare, stacked side by side on the moonlit cobblestones. A
Floyd | narrow lane begins to the south, and descends bumpily towards the old
Floyd | city district.
Floyd |
Floyd | Much of the restoration work was funded by Atlantic City's museum of
Floyd | history, an institution of worldwide fame situated north of the
Floyd | marketplace.
Floyd |
Floyd | The golden horse has landed nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 771
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | The market square is bordered by high, stone walls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "North, I guess."
jenrexrode says, "yup"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 772
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | The museum doors are locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "x doors"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 773
Floyd |
Floyd | > X DOORS
Floyd |
Floyd | The museum's entrance doors are solid steel, several inches thick. At
Floyd | eye level, a sliding panel allows peeping Tom-- or whoever the guard
Floyd | on duty is, to have a look-see without having to stick his neck out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Welp. Might as well go home."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "knock"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 773
Floyd |
Floyd | > KNOCK
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to knock?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "knock on door"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 774
Floyd |
Floyd | > KNOCK ON DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | After a half minute's worth of waiting, the door panel is slid open.
Floyd | Two stony, blue-grey eyes peer through the rectangular slot. You
Floyd | proudly flash your golden halo in the guard's face, but he is
Floyd | unimpressed.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Heard Charlotte Anne might make a try for the mask. Against our
Floyd | security? Not a chance! You're not getting in until I've seen this
Floyd | supposedly brilliant magician stroke cat burglar with my own eyes!"
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard slides the panel shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski asks, "Huh. Maybe we have to find the right order of the locations?"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Can we pretend to be Charlotte Anne?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "lifescan"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 775
Floyd |
Floyd | > LIFESCAN
Floyd |
Floyd | It appears you are alone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "heatscan"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 775
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to heatscan?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "mimic mask"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 775
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC MASK
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "heatscan door"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 776
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't detect anything unusual.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "mimic wand"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 776
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC WAND
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "mimic pin"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 777
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC PIN
Floyd |
Floyd | The rolling pin is half a metre too long.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "I think the mask is what she wants to steal"
jenrexrode exclaims, "!!"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 778
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Marketplace
Floyd | Merchants who trade here on a daily basis have honoured a century-old
Floyd | tradition, finishing early to celebrate the year's end. The market
Floyd | stalls are bare, stacked side by side on the moonlit cobblestones. A
Floyd | narrow lane begins to the south, and descends bumpily towards the old
Floyd | city district.
Floyd |
Floyd | Much of the restoration work was funded by Atlantic City's museum of
Floyd | history, an institution of worldwide fame situated north of the
Floyd | marketplace.
Floyd |
Floyd | The golden horse has landed nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Huh, the length limit is good to know"
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah, it said about the same size and shape."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "heatscan stalls"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 779
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN STALLS
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't detect anything unusual.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "heatscan pin"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 780
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN PIN
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't detect anything unusual.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Hm."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Cobbled Lane                       Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 781
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Cobbled Lane
Floyd | The ruined walls of King Victor's fortress rise toweringly to the east
Floyd | and west. Arrow slits polarise incident moonlight into thin beams, but
Floyd | it is the Victorian lamp posts that shine the brightest, burning their
Floyd | winter fuel during long, dark nights such as this. Too bad the lane is
Floyd | closed for repairs, though.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x lamps"
Floyd ]  Cobbled Lane                       Score: 86          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 782
Floyd |
Floyd | > X LAMPS
Floyd |
Floyd | Oil street lamps were in use at the beginning of the century, and
Floyd | these are some of the earliest to have been installed. With spanking
Floyd | new coats of silver paint, the posts warmly radiate orange firelight--
Floyd | well, coldly radiate you should say, since the flames are all
Floyd | contained within spherical glass shells.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "heatscan lamps"
Floyd ]  Cobbled Lane                       Score: 88          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 783
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN LAMPS
Floyd |
Floyd | Twenty-three fires heat up the-- hang on, that can't be right. Street
Floyd | lamps come in pairs, and there's one missing. You deduce which is the
Floyd | odd one out, and walk closer. Then your guiding light vanishes, and
Floyd | all of a sudden, there's this big, black trailer parked in its place.
Floyd |
Floyd | What was it? A hologram? An illusion? A good magician never shows you
Floyd | the secret of her tricks, and Charlotte Anne's supposed to be one of
Floyd | the best, so you're on your own when it comes to figuring it out.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Neat"
borowski says, "huh"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x trailer"
Floyd ]  Cobbled Lane                       Score: 88          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 784
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TRAILER
Floyd |
Floyd | In a few spots, paint has been purposefully scraped off, oil lamps
Floyd | reflecting on the exposed aluminium. The overall pattern is a series
Floyd | of stars, crescent moons, and hat-dwelling bunnies-- Charlotte Anne's
Floyd | wheeled funhouse, and the magician's wand on the driver's cabin door
Floyd | might as well have her name written all over it.
Floyd |
Floyd | The trailer's rear flap is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "lifescan"
Floyd ]  Cobbled Lane                       Score: 88          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 785
Floyd |
Floyd | > LIFESCAN
Floyd |
Floyd | It appears you are alone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x wand"
Floyd ]  Cobbled Lane                       Score: 88          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 786
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WAND
Floyd |
Floyd | The half-metre long plastic stick waved by stage magicians at the
Floyd | culmination of their act. It must be a prop, otherwise the lady in
Floyd | black would have taken it on her artefact shopping spree, instead of
Floyd | bolting it to her trailer with cast-iron rivets.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Well, that's the right size."
jenrexrode says, "oh yes"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "mimic wand"
Floyd ]  Cobbled Lane                       Score: 88          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 787
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC WAND
Floyd |
Floyd | That only works when the golden halo is switched off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "turn off halo"
Floyd ]  Cobbled Lane                       Score: 88          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 788
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN OFF HALO
Floyd |
Floyd | The golden halo fades away, and Lisa Flint stands in the Crusader's
Floyd | place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "mimic wand"
Floyd ]  Cobbled Lane                       Score: 88          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 789
Floyd |
Floyd | > MIMIC WAND
Floyd |
Floyd | The Staff of Justice mimics the appearance of a magician's wand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Go see if that's enough to trick him?"
jenrexrode says, "yup"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Of *course* we're a magician. We have a wand, don't we?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 88          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 790
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Marketplace
Floyd | Merchants who trade here on a daily basis have honoured a century-old
Floyd | tradition, finishing early to celebrate the year's end. The market
Floyd | stalls are bare, stacked side by side on the moonlit cobblestones. A
Floyd | narrow lane begins to the south, and descends bumpily towards the old
Floyd | city district.
Floyd |
Floyd | Much of the restoration work was funded by Atlantic City's museum of
Floyd | history, an institution of worldwide fame situated north of the
Floyd | marketplace.
Floyd |
Floyd | The golden horse has landed nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "knock on door"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 88          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 791
Floyd |
Floyd | > KNOCK ON DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | After a half minute's worth of waiting, the door panel is slid open.
Floyd | Two stony, blue-grey eyes peer through the rectangular slot. The
Floyd | guard's attention focuses on the Staff of Justice.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Charlotte Anne! Uh-- we, er moved the mask. It's not here! Look,
Floyd | we're closed! Good night!"
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard slides the panel shut.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "yay"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "switch on halo"
Floyd ]  Marketplace                        Score: 88          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e old city)                  Moves: 792
Floyd |
Floyd | > SWITCH ON HALO
Floyd |
Floyd | A golden glow spreads along your arm, enveloping your whole body as
Floyd | you take on the identity of the Crusader. The Staff of Justice reverts
Floyd | back to its natural appearance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "knock on door"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 793
Floyd |
Floyd | > KNOCK ON DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | After a half minute's worth of waiting, the door panel is slid open.
Floyd | Two stony, blue-grey eyes peer through the rectangular slot. You
Floyd | proudly flash your golden halo in the guard's face, but he is
Floyd | unimpressed.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Madame Crusader, the people's heroine elect. Charlotte Anne was
Floyd | prowling around outside not long ago, so I suppose I'll have to let
Floyd | you in. Just don't expect me to grovel at your feet. I'm not one of
Floyd | your pathetic admirers."
Floyd |
Floyd | Somewhat reluctantly, the grumpy doorman allows you inside.
Floyd |
Floyd | Foyer
Floyd | Magnificent, tiled murals span the walls and ceiling, chronicling the
Floyd | history of humanity from the birth of civilisation through to the
Floyd | present day. Posters give details of the newest acquisition: the mask
Floyd | of Xioh'can. North of you, a pathway splits into three, but security
Floyd | gates block the northeast and northwest exits.
Floyd |
Floyd | Given the museum's pro-scientific bias, the exhibit facing the
Floyd | southern entrance is a curious oddity: a lifelike bronze statue of the
Floyd | Great Ernest Daniels.
Floyd |
Floyd | Behind you, the entrance doors swing closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard's dislike for you is evident from the outset.
Floyd |
Floyd | "The word on the grapevine is that you're not too friendly towards the
Floyd | male half of the population, with that Staff of Justice and all. Well
Floyd | Madame Crusader, how exactly does a mere girl get through bonded
Floyd | titanium? Answer me that and I might let you inspect our exhibits."
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by two points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf26"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 793
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "Can we hit him?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hit man"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 793
Floyd |
Floyd | > HIT MAN
Floyd |
Floyd | (with the Staff of Justice)
Floyd | Your patience with this arrogant security man has finally run out. You
Floyd | charge at him, Staff of Justice held aloft.
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard hits the panic button concealed in his trousers. The result:
Floyd | deafening sirens, Charlotte Anne making a speedy, undetected getaway,
Floyd | and a hastily called news conference with ACTV's predatory reporters
Floyd | eager for the truth. You give it one hour tops before the paparazzi
Floyd | put a name to the Crusader's face.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** Your secret identity has been discovered ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 90 out of a possible 400, in 793 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of horserider.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 793
borowski says, "I thinks that's our super power"
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Foyer
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "In his trousers."
borowski says, "Oh my"
borowski says (to floyd), "x statue"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 794
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STATUE
Floyd |
Floyd | So, this is the Great Ernest Daniels-- or, a full-size bronze replica
Floyd | of the man performing his most daring act: freeing himself from a
Floyd | filled water tank, whilst wearing a straight jacket around his body,
Floyd | handcuffs on his ankles, and a woolly scarf over his face. Not an
Floyd | escape you'd be in a hurry to attempt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "lifescan statute"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 794
Floyd |
Floyd | > LIFESCAN STATUTE
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to lifescan.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "lifescan statue"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 794
Floyd |
Floyd | > LIFESCAN STATUE
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to lifescan.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x posters"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 794
Floyd |
Floyd | > X POSTERS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "lifescan"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 795
Floyd |
Floyd | > LIFESCAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The Staff of Justice points towards the guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "North?"
jenrexrode works at IRS and has to type 'statute' all day :)
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 796
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Security Office
Floyd | You've intruded on Big Brother's lair, a spymaster's paradise
Floyd | outfitted with the latest in surveillance technology. Rows of monitors
Floyd | simultaneously screen images recorded by digital television cameras
Floyd | around the museum. From the discomfort of his stool, the controller is
Floyd | able to seek out intruders via his online network.
Floyd |
Floyd | The main console has a futuristic feel, so perhaps the security guard
Floyd | is an avid science fiction fan.
Floyd |
Floyd | Surprisingly, the guard elects to remain in the foyer.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I've had enough tedium for one day. Women are notoriously bad with
Floyd | electronics, but those controls are so straightforward even you should
Floyd | be able to figure them out. Since five-thirty, all the cameras have
Floyd | been kaput. It's down to the female technicians if genericgeekgirl asks me."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ha"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x monitors"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 797
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MONITORS
Floyd |
Floyd | Don't look at these pictures too long, else they could easily screw up
Floyd | your eyes for good. Images are presented in virtually every possible
Floyd | format: split screen, zoom windowed, multi-layered-- thankfully, there
Floyd | are some standard transmissions you'd expect an ordinary person to
Floyd | watch, so you'll settle for those.
Floyd |
Floyd | The monitors are all blank.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "heh"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x controls"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 797
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CONTROLS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x console"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 798
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CONSOLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the glossy exterior, the console isn't all that advanced,
Floyd | really. The buttons perform bog standard VCR functions: stop, play,
Floyd | rewind and fast forward. An LCD counter tells you what time the
Floyd | pictures were recorded: 18:00.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 799
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x console"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 800
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CONSOLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Underneath the glossy exterior, the console isn't all that advanced,
Floyd | really. The buttons perform bog standard VCR functions: stop, play,
Floyd | rewind and fast forward. An LCD counter tells you what time the
Floyd | pictures were recorded: 18:00.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press stop"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 801
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS STOP
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the stop button.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press play"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 802
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS PLAY
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the play button.
Floyd |
Floyd | No recordings were made after six o'clock.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press rewind"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 803
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS REWIND
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the rewind button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:55. A few specks of static, but otherwise nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl asks, "The mask hasn't been stolen yet, though. What are we looking for? Why the cameras are out?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press rewind"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 804
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS REWIND
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the rewind button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:50. Nothing was recorded, and the monitors are all dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 803
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Security Office
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press play"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 804
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS PLAY
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the play button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:56. Nothing was recorded, and the monitors are all dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "time's up"
genericgeekgirl says, "I think we can play until we die or hopefully solve this one soon."
jenrexrode says, "okie"
genericgeekgirl says, "I just don't want to still be here at 3am like usual."
jenrexrode says, "haha"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press play"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 805
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS PLAY
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the play button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:57. Nothing was recorded, and the monitors are all dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "3am on ifMUD? Never."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press rewind"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 806
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS REWIND
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the rewind button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:52. Nothing was recorded, and the monitors are all dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Hm"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 807
Floyd |
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the rewind button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:47. Nothing was recorded, and the monitors are all dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 808
Floyd |
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the rewind button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:42. Nothing was recorded, and the monitors are all dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press fast forward"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 809
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS FAST FORWARD
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the fast forward button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:47. Nothing was recorded, and the monitors are all dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "I have no idea what I'm doing."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "press stop"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 810
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS STOP
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the stop button.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "press rewind"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 811
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS REWIND
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the rewind button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:42. Nothing was recorded, and the monitors are all dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski asks, "Yeah, is there a clue to the time we need?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "press forward"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 812
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS FORWARD
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the fast forward button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:47. Nothing was recorded, and the monitors are all dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "press forward"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 813
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS FORWARD
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the fast forward button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:52. A few specks of static, but otherwise nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "press play"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 814
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS PLAY
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the play button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:53. A few specks of static, but otherwise nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "press play"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 815
genericgeekgirl asks, "Should we go back to 5:30?"
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS PLAY
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the play button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:54. Nothing was recorded, and the monitors are all dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "ok"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press rewind"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 816
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS REWIND
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the rewind button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:49. A few specks of static, but otherwise nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 817
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:44. Nothing was recorded, and the monitors are all dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press rewind"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 818
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS REWIND
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the rewind button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:39. A few specks of static, but otherwise nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 819
Floyd |
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the rewind button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:34. Your attention is drawn to a tourist in the foyer: a
Floyd | woman in black.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't really tell what the lady is doing, as the VCR is in
Floyd | reverse.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ahh"
borowski says, "ooo"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press rewind"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 820
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS REWIND
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the rewind button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:29. You can't really tell what the lady is doing, as the VCR
Floyd | is in reverse.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press rewind"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 821
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS REWIND
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the rewind button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:24. Nothing terribly exciting is going on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "There we go"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "press play"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 822
Floyd |
Floyd | > PRESS PLAY
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the play button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:25. Nothing terribly exciting is going on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 823
Floyd |
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the play button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:26. Your attention is drawn to a tourist in the foyer: a
Floyd | woman in black.
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman circles around the statue of Ernest Daniels.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 824
Floyd |
Floyd | > G
Floyd |
Floyd | You press the play button.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:27. Ever so softly, the lady runs a gloved hand over the
Floyd | statue's body.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 825
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:28. The woman circles around the statue of Ernest Daniels.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 826
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:29. The lady takes stock, glancing around the walls and
Floyd | ceiling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 827
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:30. The mystery woman accidentally bangs her knee against
Floyd | the statue's legs, which means she probably did it on purpose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 828
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:31. The lady removes her top hat, placing it gently onto the
Floyd | statue's head.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 829
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:32. Playfully, the woman lifts up her hat, rotates it
Floyd | slightly, and then lets go. It slides from its perch atop Ernest's
Floyd | head, but the lady is quick to react, acrobatically leaping forward to
Floyd | catch the rim between her teeth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "And magic!"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 830
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:33. The visitor kicks the statue in the shin, and then slaps
Floyd | Ernest Daniels' face with the back of her hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 831
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:34. The lady takes stock, glancing around the walls and
Floyd | ceiling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 832
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:35. The lady takes stock, glancing around the walls and
Floyd | ceiling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Or that.."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 833
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:36. The mysterious woman takes off one of her gloves, palm
Floyd | facing towards the camera. In her hand is something small, black and
Floyd | square.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 834
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:37. A few specks of static, but otherwise nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 835
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | 17:38. Nothing was recorded, and the monitors are all dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Hm."
jenrexrode says, "zapper"
genericgeekgirl pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 835
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd |
Floyd | I beg your pardon?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf27"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Security Office                    Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 835
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 836
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Foyer
Floyd | Magnificent, tiled murals span the walls and ceiling, chronicling the
Floyd | history of humanity from the birth of civilisation through to the
Floyd | present day. Posters give details of the newest acquisition: the mask
Floyd | of Xioh'can. North of you, a pathway splits into three, but security
Floyd | gates block the northeast and northwest exits.
Floyd |
Floyd | Given the museum's pro-scientific bias, the exhibit facing the
Floyd | southern entrance is a curious oddity: a lifelike bronze statue of the
Floyd | Great Ernest Daniels.
Floyd |
Floyd | An unenviable situation, being alone with this security guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski asks, "Camera zapper?"
jenrexrode asks, "remote?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "heatscan mural"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 837
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN MURAL
Floyd |
Floyd | In your scan, Julius Caesar's left eye shows up red, and not black as
Floyd | it appears when viewed normally. Upon closer inspection, you see it: a
Floyd | microchip stuck onto one of the pupil tiles, thin and square so as to
Floyd | camouflage itself perfectly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "yay"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take microchip"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 90          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 838
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE MICROCHIP
Floyd |
Floyd | You just can't get your finger underneath to pull the microchip free.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "attract chip"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 93          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 839
Floyd |
Floyd | > ATTRACT CHIP
Floyd |
Floyd | A sharp telekinetic tug, and the microchip flies off the mural,
Floyd | falling onto the foyer floor with a case-shattering impact which
Floyd | exposes its internal wiring. Not interested in taking a crash course
Floyd | on electronics, the guard stands on the bug, squashing it under the
Floyd | heel of his shoe.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Clever minx, isn't she? Hiding an electronic signal jammer right
Floyd | under my nose. Well, that should put a stop to her meddling. But a
Floyd | disabled camera is of little use to a thief who can't even gain entry
Floyd | to the building. How did miss Charlotte manage to get through a door
Floyd | locked on the inside? Got you now, haven't I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by three points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Nice!"
jenrexrode says, "yay"
genericgeekgirl says, "Yay"
genericgeekgirl says, "> wave hands and say "magic!" in a mysterious, but silly voice."
jenrexrode says, "with buck teef"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "slap statue"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 93          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 839
Floyd |
Floyd | > SLAP STATUE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski asks, "Or she's got a magic rod too, eh?"
borowski says, "haha"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "heatscan statue"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 93          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 840
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN STATUE
Floyd |
Floyd | The statue's interior is warm.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "touch statue"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 93          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 841
Floyd |
Floyd | > TOUCH STATUE
Floyd |
Floyd | Click! You press down hard on the statue's body.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "Ah!"
borowski says (to floyd), "x statue"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 93          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 842
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STATUE
Floyd |
Floyd | So, this is the Great Ernest Daniels-- or, a full-size bronze replica
Floyd | of the man performing his most daring act: freeing himself from a
Floyd | filled water tank, whilst wearing a straight jacket around his body,
Floyd | handcuffs on his ankles, and a woolly scarf over his face. Not an
Floyd | escape you'd be in a hurry to attempt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Ok. She ran her glove over the body, banged her knee against the leg, put her hat on its head and rotated it, kicked it in the shin and slapped its face."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "touch body"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 93          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 843
Floyd |
Floyd | > TOUCH BODY
Floyd |
Floyd | Click! You press down hard on the statue's body.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "touch leg"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 93          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 844
Floyd |
Floyd | > TOUCH LEG
Floyd |
Floyd | Click! You press down hard on the statue's legs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "touch head"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 93          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 845
Floyd |
Floyd | > TOUCH HEAD
Floyd |
Floyd | Click! You press down hard on the statue's head.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "touch head"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 93          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 846
Floyd |
Floyd | > TOUCH HEAD
Floyd |
Floyd | Click! You press down hard on the statue's head.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "touch leg"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 93          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 847
Floyd |
Floyd | > TOUCH LEG
Floyd |
Floyd | Click! You press down hard on the statue's legs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "touch face"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 93          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 848
Floyd |
Floyd | > TOUCH FACE
Floyd |
Floyd | Click! You press down hard on the statue's head.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "turn head"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 93          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 849
Floyd |
Floyd | > TURN HEAD
Floyd |
Floyd | It would take at least four people to move the statue.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "touch face"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 850
Floyd |
Floyd | > TOUCH FACE
Floyd |
Floyd | The front section of the statue swings outwards. Apparently, Ernest
Floyd | Daniels was a hollow man on the inside.
Floyd |
Floyd | "So, she used that to hide-- you women always prefer to circumnavigate
Floyd | problems! Though you almost have to admire her courage."
Floyd |
Floyd | The security guard frowns, desperately seeking a flaw in your
Floyd | argument. Finally, he is forced to temporarily concede defeat, and
Floyd | enters his office to open up the security gates. When he returns, it
Floyd | is with springy-stepped vigour.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Find all that brainwork challenging? You do realise that women and
Floyd | intelligence are mutually exclusive, don't you? A pity your face is
Floyd | concealed behind a golden aura, because I'd love to see it when you
Floyd | verify the artefacts are untouched. Go ahead, and embarrass yourself."
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by six points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode asks, "huh, twice?"
genericgeekgirl exclaims, "I was gonna start touching everything until it worked!"
genericgeekgirl asks, "She must have done something after jamming the camera, right?"
borowski says, "I don't know if I approve of all that male abuse... but nice job."
jenrexrode says, "oh"
jenrexrode exclaims, "revenge for what that guard keeps saying!"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 851
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Foyer
Floyd | Magnificent, tiled murals span the walls and ceiling, chronicling the
Floyd | history of humanity from the birth of civilisation through to the
Floyd | present day. Posters give details of the newest acquisition: the mask
Floyd | of Xioh'can. North of you, a pathway splits into three. The security
Floyd | gates are open, and the exhibits accessible.
Floyd |
Floyd | Given the museum's pro-scientific bias, the exhibit facing the
Floyd | southern entrance is a curious oddity: a lifelike bronze statue of the
Floyd | Great Ernest Daniels. Well, perhaps not so curious now that the front
Floyd | half has swung open.
Floyd |
Floyd | An unenviable situation, being alone with this security guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf28"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 851
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "enter statue"
Floyd ]  Foyer                              Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 852
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER STATUE
Floyd |
Floyd | Heck, no! The guard would probably lock you inside!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "So the other passages have opened up."
genericgeekgirl says, "ne and nw"
jenrexrode says, "cool"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 853
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Egyptian Exhibit
Floyd | The exhibit room dedicated to ancient Egypt is modelled after a newly
Floyd | discovered burial chamber. Being unimaginative, the museum curators
Floyd | have carved heiroglyphs on mortarless blocks of yellow sandstone.
Floyd | Doorways have been jaggedly cut in the northwest and southwest walls,
Floyd | a nod to archaeological excavation sites.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Ankh of Osiris rests on a stone pedestal.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your irritating companion walks in.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Oh, you have to respect the Egyptians, for constructing the only
Floyd | ancient wonder to be left standing today, answering the riddles of the
Floyd | sphinx, and giving birth to ladies who were happy in their role as
Floyd | housemaidens. Why do old ideals die so easily?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x ankh"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 854
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ANKH
Floyd |
Floyd | An ellipse on a crucifix, the Egyptian symbol of life. The amulet is
Floyd | five inches tall, fashioned from gold with blue bands around the
Floyd | stalk. Such a colour scheme was common for ornaments during the
Floyd | pharaoh dynasties. Sounds like a fairy tale, this amulet belonging to
Floyd | Osiris, but you once believed the Crusader was a myth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take ankh"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 855
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE ANKH
Floyd |
Floyd | Before you can act, the Ankh of Osiris withdraws into a niche, sealing
Floyd | itself in the pedestal. Disgruntled, you move away, much to the
Floyd | guard's amusement.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 854
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Egyptian Exhibit
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Hmpf."
jenrexrode says, "and can't mimicwith this goof on our tail"
jenrexrode says, "could attract it, tho"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "attract ankh"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 855
Floyd |
Floyd | > ATTRACT ANKH
Floyd |
Floyd | The ankh wobbles on the pedestal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "attract ankh"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 856
Floyd |
Floyd | > ATTRACT ANKH
Floyd |
Floyd | The ankh wobbles on the pedestal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "repel ankh"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 857
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPEL ANKH
Floyd |
Floyd | The ankh wobbles on the pedestal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "lifescan"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 858
Floyd |
Floyd | > LIFESCAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The Staff of Justice points towards the guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "lifescan"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 859
Floyd |
Floyd | > LIFESCAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The Staff of Justice points towards the guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "hm i guess it just gives a number if there's more than one"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "heatscan ankh"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 860
Floyd |
Floyd | > HEATSCAN ANKH
Floyd |
Floyd | Horizontal laser beams, invisible to the naked eye, are easily
Floyd | detectable by the trails of warm air left behind in their wake. The
Floyd | Ankh of Osiris is protected by a web of red light, impenetrable even
Floyd | by the most dextrous of thieves. So, which trick did Charlotte Anne
Floyd | employ, then?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode asks, "nw?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 861
Floyd |
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Renaissance Exhibit
Floyd | Dirty duelling pistols, flawed gemstones, a navigator's sextant--
Floyd | these trinkets seem lacklustre and tacked on, something to placate
Floyd | agitated tourists. Signposts give directions to alternate time zones:
Floyd | southwest to the middle ages, southeast to ancient Egypt, and north,
Floyd | behind a closed security gate, lies the Aztec era.
Floyd |
Floyd | Only two things worth seeing here: the twin portraits of Insamagne.
Floyd |
Floyd | Charlotte Anne's left a souvenir. Well, somebody has: the aerosol can
Floyd | didn't get here by accident.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your irritating companion walks in.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Most impressive, when you consider the painter was a peasant girl.
Floyd | Her style is so unique that only Martine Dupois herself could paint a
Floyd | duplicate. Yes, this is one exhibit no man could substitute a forgery
Floyd | for. As for women-- well, sheesh!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Falling asleep, I think."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "lifescan"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 862
Floyd |
Floyd | > LIFESCAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The Staff of Justice points towards the guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Save into something like nfheroine2 if you're going to keep playing. Oh, oh crap. Perry isn't here. Ok, I'll throw my own log up later."
jenrexrode says, "no let's quit now"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "save"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
borowski says, "Yeah, I'm a little brain dead."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "nfheroine2"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 862
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 862
Floyd |
Floyd | > QUIT
Floyd |
Floyd | Are you sure you want to quit?
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "yes"
Floyd | Are you sure you want to quit?
Floyd | > YES
Floyd | debugcheapnitfol quit with exit status: 0
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?"
*** Third Session ***
genericgeekgirl arrives, full of fun, but no funk.
DavidW yawns. "Kinda tired, here."
Ellison arrives, full of neither funk nor fun.
genericgeekgirl says, "Never too tired to run around in your underwear, fighting crime. Oh, hi, Ellison." Ellison says, "heh, I totally forgot this moved to Tuesdays"
DavidW says, "I'm wearing board shorts, if you must know."
Ellison asks, "still on Heroine's Mantle, I imagine?" genericgeekgirl exclaims, "At *your* request!"
genericgeekgirl says, "Yup."
jenrexrode arrives, full of neither funk nor fun. genericgeekgirl says, "Let's see, last week we became the Crusader, failed to put on any clothing, and passed a couple of lessons wherein we learned about the powers of our magic stick. Now we're trying to prevent a magician lady from stealing something or other."
Binder arrives, full of funk, but no fun. Binder says, "You had me at magic stick"
genericgeekgirl says, "Tee hee."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "restore"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "nfheroine2"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 862
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 863
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Renaissance Exhibit
Floyd | Dirty duelling pistols, flawed gemstones, a navigator's sextant--
Floyd | these trinkets seem lacklustre and tacked on, something to placate
Floyd | agitated tourists. Signposts give directions to alternate time zones:
Floyd | southwest to the middle ages, southeast to ancient Egypt, and north,
Floyd | behind a closed security gate, lies the Aztec era.
Floyd |
Floyd | An unenviable situation, being alone with this security guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Only two things worth seeing here: the twin portraits of Insamagne.
Floyd |
Floyd | Charlotte Anne's left a souvenir. Well, somebody has: the aerosol can
Floyd | didn't get here by accident.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "The security guard is a jerk."
DavidW says, "I wonder what our magic stick can do. When I was last here, we entered a flashback."
genericgeekgirl says, "Charlotte Anne is the magician lady. She snuck in earlier, using the statue in the other room, and disabled the security cameras."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "lifescan"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 864
Floyd |
Floyd | > LIFESCAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The Staff of Justice points towards the guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "1. It can detect nearby life forms. Like for rescue missons."
DavidW says, "ah, like Homilo Revelus, or whatever that Harry Potter spell is."
genericgeekgirl says, "2. Not sure if there's anythign here to heatscan, but it basically detects sources of heat. Like, we found the item that was jamming the security camera."
Ellison says, "I like how this game clues special commands (although it might be even a tad harder in this environment since I think special fonts are used when some are first mentioned)"
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh, not a magical power, but it's super effective on men, and not at all effective on women."
genericgeekgirl says, "Like, beating them over the head with it."
genericgeekgirl says, "3. Mimic - Appears to look like something of a similar size and shape. A torah scroll, or a--go figure--magic wand."
genericgeekgirl says, "4. Attract and repel smallish metal items."
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh, right. She's trying to steal a mask. I think that's everything to date."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 865
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a rolling pin
Floyd |   the Staff of Justice (glowing fiercely)
Floyd |   the heroine's halo (glowing)
Floyd |   some casual clothes (being worn)
Floyd |   some underwear (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "sorry, does Mimic make the _wand_ look like something else, or can it disguise other things?"
genericgeekgirl says, "I think mimicry doesn't work if the halo is turned on? Yeah, the wand."
DavidW asks, "er, halo?"
genericgeekgirl says, "The staff is half a meter long. So that limits the options a bit. And it has to be something you can see. The halo is what makes us the crusader, and protects our identity."
genericgeekgirl asks, "Oh hey. When did we get clothes?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x casual"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 866
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CASUAL
Floyd |
Floyd | Jeans, thermal sweater and trainers. You've taken a new year's vow
Floyd | never to wear a dress again.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Haha"
genericgeekgirl says, "I stand corrected."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x staff"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 867
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STAFF
Floyd |
Floyd | In Atlantic City, the staff is a legend, a half metre rod of gold with
Floyd | which the Crusader tackles her criminal foes. Roughly every second or
Floyd | so, it glows, bright as the sun, before fading to a single pulsating
Floyd | glyph. The inscribed runes light up in sequence: eastern script,
Floyd | supposedly the source of the heroine's power.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x halo"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 868
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HALO
Floyd |
Floyd | Anyone looking at you will see the golden glow of the Crusader.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "We picked up the rolling pin outside. Uncertain what it's good for yet."
genericgeekgirl says, "And onward."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 869
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Renaissance Exhibit
Floyd | Dirty duelling pistols, flawed gemstones, a navigator's sextant--
Floyd | these trinkets seem lacklustre and tacked on, something to placate
Floyd | agitated tourists. Signposts give directions to alternate time zones:
Floyd | southwest to the middle ages, southeast to ancient Egypt, and north,
Floyd | behind a closed security gate, lies the Aztec era.
Floyd |
Floyd | An unenviable situation, being alone with this security guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Only two things worth seeing here: the twin portraits of Insamagne.
Floyd |
Floyd | Charlotte Anne's left a souvenir. Well, somebody has: the aerosol can
Floyd | didn't get here by accident.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Rolling pins are traditionally used to wallop Andy Capp on the head."
genericgeekgirl says, "Aw"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "hit guard with pin"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 869
Floyd |
Floyd | > HIT GUARD WITH PIN
Floyd |
Floyd | Your patience with this arrogant security man has finally run out. You
Floyd | charge at him, Staff of Justice held aloft.
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard hits the panic button concealed in his trousers. The result:
Floyd | deafening sirens, Charlotte Anne making a speedy, undetected getaway,
Floyd | and a hastily called news conference with ACTV's predatory reporters
Floyd | eager for the truth. You give it one hour tops before the paparazzi
Floyd | put a name to the Crusader's face.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** Your secret identity has been discovered ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 99 out of a possible 400, in 869 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of horserider.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, give the FULL score
Floyd | for that game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
mwmiller says, "Well, at least we didn't need to laboriously manufacture an aerosol can this time."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 869
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Renaissance Exhibit
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh right. We'd tried that."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x portraits"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 869
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PORTRAITS
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the left hand portrait or the right hand portrait?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x left"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 870
Floyd |
Floyd | > X LEFT
Floyd |
Floyd | A portrait of a beseiged European fortress, one of two painted by
Floyd | Martine Dupois in the sixteenth century. The most remarkable feature
Floyd | is the complete left/right symmetry. It hangs vertically, two metres
Floyd | above the floor, and directly opposite from its identical cousin.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "look behind left"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 870
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK BEHIND LEFT
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x right"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 871
Floyd |
Floyd | > X RIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | A portrait of a beseiged European fortress, one of two painted by
Floyd | Martine Dupois in the sixteenth century. The most remarkable feature
Floyd | is the complete left/right symmetry. It hangs vertically, two metres
Floyd | above the floor, and directly opposite from its identical cousin.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x can"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 872
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CAN
Floyd |
Floyd | You know the sort: one of those cans which, if left in the sun all day
Floyd | long, may well explode in your face if you sneeze. At a more mundane
Floyd | level, this is a tube of paint (reflective silver, judging by the
Floyd | smears) which is sprayed along a jet of compressed air whenever the
Floyd | nozzle is depressed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "I don't know what we're doing in this museum, but anything behind the portraits?"
genericgeekgirl says, "I just tried looking behind the left one, unless it wants stupid syntax."
genericgeekgirl says, "We're preventing Charlotte Anne from stealing some mask."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "spray can at guard"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 873
Floyd |
Floyd | > SPRAY CAN AT GUARD
Floyd |
Floyd | That action requires the item to be held.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take can"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 874
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard dives at your knees, scooping up the aerosol can. He stares
Floyd | you right in the eyes, huffing and panting as he puts the squeeze on
Floyd | the tube to show off his superior strength. His knuckles have turned
Floyd | white by the time he shoves the can under your nose in frustration.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Women are clever, you say? Okay then, what's this, and what's it
Floyd | doing here?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "spray can at guard"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 875
Floyd |
Floyd | > SPRAY CAN AT GUARD
Floyd |
Floyd | That action requires the item to be held.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to guard), "Go f&ck yourself."
DavidW asks, "It occurs to me, that if one of the portraits was a mirror, it would reflect its twin. But why would that be useful?"
Binder says, "silver does seem suggestive"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "man, give me the damned can"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 876
Floyd |
Floyd | > MAN, GIVE ME THE DAMNED CAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard covers his ears.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "man, give me the can"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 99          Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 877
Floyd |
Floyd | > MAN, GIVE ME THE CAN
Floyd |
Floyd | "You want it? Then catch!"
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard deliberately throws the aerosol can as far away as possible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take can"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 878
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CAN
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf29"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 878
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "spray man"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 879
Floyd |
Floyd | > SPRAY MAN
Floyd |
Floyd | (with the aerosol can)
Floyd | The guard wouldn't appreciate being sprayed with silver paint.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "spray left"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 880
Floyd |
Floyd | > SPRAY LEFT
Floyd |
Floyd | (with the aerosol can)
Floyd | The guard reacts angrily, pushing the aerosol can aside.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "spray right"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 881
Floyd |
Floyd | > SPRAY RIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | (with the aerosol can)
Floyd | The guard reacts angrily, pushing the aerosol can aside.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "I don't suppose he's too keen on letting us damage artwork."
DavidW says, "It's possible we're supposed to steal one of these two, replacing one with a spray-mirrored other painting of similar size."
genericgeekgirl says, "We'll see. There are a few more rooms to check out first."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x ankh"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 881
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ANKH
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "But I don't understand what our goal is."
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh, that was another room. Hm."
genericgeekgirl says, "We'll know it when we see it, I suppose."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 882
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Renaissance Exhibit
Floyd | Dirty duelling pistols, flawed gemstones, a navigator's sextant--
Floyd | these trinkets seem lacklustre and tacked on, something to placate
Floyd | agitated tourists. Signposts give directions to alternate time zones:
Floyd | southwest to the middle ages, southeast to ancient Egypt, and north,
Floyd | behind a closed security gate, lies the Aztec era.
Floyd |
Floyd | An unenviable situation, being alone with this security guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | Only two things worth seeing here: the twin portraits of Insamagne.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Binder says, "ooh, dirty duelling"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x pistols"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 882
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PISTOLS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Binder says, "curses"
genericgeekgirl says, "Trying to remember where we came from. But I think we need the can for that."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "touch left"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 883
Floyd |
Floyd | > TOUCH LEFT
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't quite reach the portrait.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Checking SW."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 884
Floyd |
Floyd | > NE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 885
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Medieval Exhibit
Floyd | The museum refurbishers have gone to an extreme amount of trouble to
Floyd | recreate an authentic medieval hall: richly detailed wall hangings, a
Floyd | lionskin hearth, suits of armour spotlessly cleaned. Raised
Floyd | portcullises connect with time corridors to the northeast and
Floyd | southeast. That is, gateways from one era to the next.
Floyd |
Floyd | Victor III's sword rests on a stone pedestal, protected behind a glass
Floyd | case.
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard follows you into the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Here we have the weapon of King Victor the Third, the most famous of
Floyd | our ruling monarchs. This is the weapon he fought so valiantly with at
Floyd | the battle of Tynor, driving back the invading hordes of the east and
Floyd | protecting our fertile land. It wasn't all down to the crusaders,
Floyd | despite the tales old wives will tell."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 884
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Renaissance Exhibit
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Not that one."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 885
Floyd |
Floyd | > SE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Egyptian Exhibit
Floyd | The exhibit room dedicated to ancient Egypt is modelled after a newly
Floyd | discovered burial chamber. Being unimaginative, the museum curators
Floyd | have carved heiroglyphs on mortarless blocks of yellow sandstone.
Floyd | Doorways have been jaggedly cut in the northwest and southwest walls,
Floyd | a nod to archaeological excavation sites.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Ankh of Osiris rests on a stone pedestal.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your irritating companion walks in.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "There."
genericgeekgirl says, "I seem to recall it had invisible protection."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x ankh"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 886
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ANKH
Floyd |
Floyd | An ellipse on a crucifix, the Egyptian symbol of life. The amulet is
Floyd | five inches tall, fashioned from gold with blue bands around the
Floyd | stalk. Such a colour scheme was common for ornaments during the
Floyd | pharaoh dynasties. Sounds like a fairy tale, this amulet belonging to
Floyd | Osiris, but you once believed the Crusader was a myth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take ankh"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 887
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE ANKH
Floyd |
Floyd | Before you can act, the Ankh of Osiris withdraws into a niche, sealing
Floyd | itself in the pedestal. Disgruntled, you move away, much to the
Floyd | guard's amusement.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 886
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Egyptian Exhibit
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "spray ankh"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 887
Floyd |
Floyd | > SPRAY ANKH
Floyd |
Floyd | (with the aerosol can)
Floyd | Needless vandalism.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Bah."
genericgeekgirl says, "Nevermind."
Binder says, "I disagree with their characterization of it as beeing needless"
genericgeekgirl says, "Haha"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Back to the sword room?"
DavidW asks, "What's that metal attract spell called?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "attract ankh"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 888
Floyd |
Floyd | > ATTRACT ANKH
Floyd |
Floyd | The ankh wobbles on the pedestal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Yeah, we'd tried that. It doesn't do more than that."
mwmiller says (to floyd), "x pedestal"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 889
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PEDESTAL
Floyd |
Floyd | The base of a pyramid would be more appropriate, but the museum opted
Floyd | for a cone instead. Their ineptitude is further compounded by a
Floyd | bizarre combination of text and symbols written on the papyrus plaque.
Floyd | Ra is frequently mentioned-- that was the name given to the Egyptian
Floyd | sun god, by the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the pedestal is the Ankh of Osiris.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "This isn't Heist, though :P I don't think we're trying to steal things ourselves."
DavidW asks, "Are we here to prevent a theft?"
genericgeekgirl says, "I've said that three times. Yes."
DavidW says, "Sorry. I didn't see you say it."
genericgeekgirl says, "One sec. Let me pull the relevant bit from last week's log so we're all on the same page."
DavidW says, "I wonder if sunlight does anything with the ankh."
genericgeekgirl | "The mask of Xioh'can, a tribal headpiece worn by high priests of Quetzalcoatl, the serpent god of the Aztecs. This ivory treasure came to light in Mexico last year, and is currently on display at Atlantic City's museum of history. A seven million dollar prize, and who better to steal it than Charlotte Anne?"
genericgeekgirl | "Yes, the lady magician who moonlights as a jewel thief-- not that pretty rocks are all she's interested in, mind you. This woman's reputation precedes her: an illusionist with a thousand faces, a mistress of deception, a deadly trickster. From here on in, don't believe anything you see."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "throw pin at ankh"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 890
Floyd |
Floyd | > THROW PIN AT ANKH
Floyd |
Floyd | Futile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read cone"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 891
Floyd |
Floyd | > READ CONE
Floyd |
Floyd | The more common Egyptian gods: Horus, Iris, and so on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x cone"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 892
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CONE
Floyd |
Floyd | The base of a pyramid would be more appropriate, but the museum opted
Floyd | for a cone instead. Their ineptitude is further compounded by a
Floyd | bizarre combination of text and symbols written on the papyrus plaque.
Floyd | Ra is frequently mentioned-- that was the name given to the Egyptian
Floyd | sun god, by the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the pedestal is the Ankh of Osiris.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Binder says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 893
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Egyptian Exhibit
Floyd | The exhibit room dedicated to ancient Egypt is modelled after a newly
Floyd | discovered burial chamber. Being unimaginative, the museum curators
Floyd | have carved heiroglyphs on mortarless blocks of yellow sandstone.
Floyd | Doorways have been jaggedly cut in the northwest and southwest walls,
Floyd | a nod to archaeological excavation sites.
Floyd |
Floyd | An unenviable situation, being alone with this security guard.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Ankh of Osiris rests on a stone pedestal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "oh, attract and repel"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x heiroglyphs"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 893
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HEIROGLYPHS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Binder asks, "yeah, can we find a sun source and mirror bounce it in here?"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x hieroglyphs"
Floyd ]  Egyptian Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 893
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HIEROGLYPHS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. I assume '5 hours before 2001' means it's nighttime and no sunlight."
DavidW says, "But I'm getting a reflect light puzzle vibe."
genericgeekgirl says, "The museum is closed, because it's night."
jenrexrode says, "it's been a countdown to some thing as we travel in time"
genericgeekgirl asks, "Let's go tsee the sword?"
genericgeekgirl says, "There are other rooms. We should see what we can find before we think too hard about any individual thing."
DavidW says, "sure"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd ]  Renaissance Exhibit                Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 894
Floyd |
Floyd | > NW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Renaissance Exhibit
Floyd | Dirty duelling pistols, flawed gemstones, a navigator's sextant--
Floyd | these trinkets seem lacklustre and tacked on, something to placate
Floyd | agitated tourists. Signposts give directions to alternate time zones:
Floyd | southwest to the middle ages, southeast to ancient Egypt, and north,
Floyd | behind a closed security gate, lies the Aztec era.
Floyd |
Floyd | Only two things worth seeing here: the twin portraits of Insamagne.
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard follows you into the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 895
Floyd |
Floyd | > SW
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Medieval Exhibit
Floyd | The museum refurbishers have gone to an extreme amount of trouble to
Floyd | recreate an authentic medieval hall: richly detailed wall hangings, a
Floyd | lionskin hearth, suits of armour spotlessly cleaned. Raised
Floyd | portcullises connect with time corridors to the northeast and
Floyd | southeast. That is, gateways from one era to the next.
Floyd |
Floyd | Victor III's sword rests on a stone pedestal, protected behind a glass
Floyd | case.
Floyd |
Floyd | The museum guard keeps tabs on you.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Here we have the weapon of King Victor the Third, the most famous of
Floyd | our ruling monarchs. This is the weapon he fought so valiantly with at
Floyd | the battle of Tynor, driving back the invading hordes of the east and
Floyd | protecting our fertile land. It wasn't all down to the crusaders,
Floyd | despite the tales old wives will tell."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Oh, se probably goes back to the room with the statue."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x sword"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 896
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | The blade is dull in contrast to the guard's embellishment, but that's
Floyd | probably to be expected after a three hundred year hiatus sealed
Floyd | inside a wine cellar, a long and rough period of underground exile for
Floyd | King Victor. Set into the pommel is ten karats worth of raw, uncut
Floyd | diamond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "keep tabs on guard"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 896
Floyd |
Floyd | > KEEP TABS ON GUARD
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x diamond"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 897
Floyd |
Floyd | > X DIAMOND
Floyd |
Floyd | The blade is dull in contrast to the guard's embellishment, but that's
Floyd | probably to be expected after a three hundred year hiatus sealed
Floyd | inside a wine cellar, a long and rough period of underground exile for
Floyd | King Victor. Set into the pommel is ten karats worth of raw, uncut
Floyd | diamond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x hangings"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 897
Floyd |
Floyd | > X HANGINGS
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x case"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 898
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CASE
Floyd |
Floyd | A clear glass cylinder, eighty centimetres tall and twenty wide, used
Floyd | to protect exhibits from foreign elements such as dust, moisture-- and
Floyd | yes, the clutches of private collectors.
Floyd |
Floyd | Etched around the base is a warning: DANGER - HIGH VOLTAGE!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf30"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 898
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "touch case"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 899
Floyd |
Floyd | > TOUCH CASE
Floyd |
Floyd | A perfectly rounded cylinder.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "That was anti-climatic."
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "open case"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 900
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN CASE
Floyd |
Floyd | It's not the kind of display case which opens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "smash case with pin"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 901
Floyd |
Floyd | > SMASH CASE WITH PIN
Floyd |
Floyd | Smashing the glass case won't advance your situation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x pedestal"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 100         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 902
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PEDESTAL
Floyd |
Floyd | Arthurian legend has played its part in this: the stone from which the
Floyd | legendary king drew his fabled Excalibur. According to crudely chipped
Floyd | lettering, that was the inspiration, but it looks like an ordinary
Floyd | rock to you.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the pedestal is Victor III's sword, protected behind a glass case.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take case"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 101         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 903
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE CASE
Floyd |
Floyd | Cuddling it to your chest, you lift the glass case off the pedestal.
Floyd | The topmost piece comes free: a circular disc which shatters into
Floyd | small fragments as it hits the floor. What you're left with is a
Floyd | cylinder, hollow at both ends.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Charlotte Anne! She's cut the-- oh, it doesn't matter. She couldn't
Floyd | have stolen the sword anyway. Hah hah, I bet she got a nasty shock
Floyd | when she tried to pull it away. Say, ten thousand volts. Ladies
Floyd | shouldn't put their hands where they don't belong, then they might not
Floyd | hurt themselves."
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by one point.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "> resist urge to punch guard"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x sword"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 101         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 904
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | The blade is dull in contrast to the guard's embellishment, but that's
Floyd | probably to be expected after a three hundred year hiatus sealed
Floyd | inside a wine cellar, a long and rough period of underground exile for
Floyd | King Victor. Set into the pommel is ten karats worth of raw, uncut
Floyd | diamond.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take sword"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 101         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 905
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | Sniggering to himself, the guard watches you reach for the sword.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Has the female population forgotten how to read, now? The current
Floyd | flowing along that blade could roast you alive! Admittedly, baked
Floyd | Crusader is a mouth watering proposition, but one which would leave an
Floyd | undesirable black spot on an otherwise impeccable record. So, if you
Floyd | wouldn't mind stepping away..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "cf31"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 101         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 905
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Sorry, but I have to :)"
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "take sword"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 101         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 906
Floyd |
Floyd | > TAKE SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | The sword is electrified, so you'd better keep your distance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says, "Damnit."
genericgeekgirl asks, "Where's my fun ending?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "attract sword"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 101         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 907
Floyd |
Floyd | > ATTRACT SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | Victor III's sword moves slightly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "x pin"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 101         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 908
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PIN
Floyd |
Floyd | By rolling pin, you don't mean a chef's pastry flattener, but a
Floyd | metre-long stick for winding up canvas. Torn cloth rests in a groove,
Floyd | presumably all that remains of the waterproof cover of whichever stall
Floyd | it came from.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
genericgeekgirl says (to Floyd), "push sword with pin"
Floyd ]  Medieval Exhibit                   Score: 103         Five hours
Floyd | befo
Floyd ] re 2001e Museum of History)         Moves: 909
Floyd |
Floyd | > PUSH SWORD WITH PIN
Floyd |
Floyd | The guard covers his mouth, chuckling uncontrollably as he watches you
Floyd | slide the rolling pin underneath the sword's handle. To rude and
Floyd | sarcastic commentary, you flex your arms and heave. You're able to
Floyd | lift the blade, but this is solid iron, and its weight is too much for
Floyd | your poor wrists to bear.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't hold on, and the hilt slides off the wooden stick. Five
Floyd | seconds later, King Victor's sword has bounced several times on the
Floyd | stone floor. Your escapades have sent the guard into a frenzy. He
Floyd | sprints over, fondling the weapon as if it were a departed lover-- but
Floyd | then, anger gives way to confusion.
Floyd |
Floyd | "This-- workmanship! It's all wrong! These are modern methods! This
Floyd | can't be the sword of