ClubFloyd Transcript:
Dreamland Revised by EpicNightmare
As played on ifMUD on March 13, 2016

The idea behind ClubFloyd is that each week at a pre-arranged time, a group of people meet online to cooperatively play a game of interactive fiction.

Below is a transcript of Dreamland Revised written by EpicNightmare. It was part of the Imaginary Games from Imaginary Universes Game Jam. You can learn more about the game, including how to download it, by visiting Renga in Blue.


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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Jacqueline says, "So hey, good job on Sherlock last week, you two."
Teaspoon says, "David has been heroically sorting through the Imaginary Games jam and finding out that they are mostly not Floyd-playable"
Teaspoon exclaims, "thanks!"
Jacqueline says, "I can do the download/upload, if you want, David, so it doesn't eat your bandwidth."
DavidW says, "Dreamland Revised is the only viable game in this batch I've found so far."
Jacqueline says, "Well, let's play it."
Jacqueline says, "I'm in for something short and game jammy today, I think."
Teaspoon says, "Sounds like a plan"
DavidW says, "The blurb for Dreamland is bizarre in its own way too."
Jacqueline asks, "hm?"
Teaspoon says, "I wonder whether we are actually going to be playing that game. The comp rules said it could be a *sequel* to the described game."
Teaspoon says, "or remix, or etcetera"
DavidW says, "The blurb is a bit long to cut-n-paste here without warning."
Jacqueline asks, "Pastebin?"
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Jacqueline says, "huh"
DavidW says, "It's gonna be weird whichever game we play."
Teaspoon says, "quite"
Jacqueline asks, "So, do you need me to install it, DW, or had you already downloaded it?"
DavidW says, "I've downloaded it on my machine. I haven't put it on Floyd yet."
says, "gimme a sec to give it to Floyd."
DavidW says, "okay, it's loaded as 'dreamland'."
Teaspoon says, "thanks"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask dreamland"
Floyd ]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | I wrote my review of Dreamland a few weeks back, and then I deleted
Floyd | the app and said I was done. But I can't stop thinking about it. Not
Floyd | because the ads keep showing up (though they do, and whoever voiced
Floyd | that Nexus ad, fuck you forever) but because it was just... so good.
Floyd | Until the bullshit ending.
Floyd |
Floyd | Now that I know I'm not alone (hello AIXeddit! thank you for the cloud
Floyd | payments, no hard feelings on the overload!) I decided it was time to
Floyd | do something about it. I deserved better than this.  You deserved
Floyd | better than this.
Floyd |
Floyd | Given the price of REME devkits, I can't get my hands on one, and it's
Floyd | not like I have my Oni license anyway. And I'm shit for drawing, you
Floyd | don't want me trying to animate this. But I did get my hands on some
Floyd | really oldschool tech called Inform 7, which you're reading right now.
Floyd |
Floyd | That's right - this is interactive. I used a text adventure to build
Floyd | the end of Dreamland, the way it should have been.
Floyd |
Floyd | This is the ending we all should have had. Roll tape.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ...and roll tape means you should key space.  Space is the long key at
Floyd | the bottom with nothing on it.
Teaspoon says, "ooh, nicely crafted start"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah"
Jacqueline pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]
Floyd | Before we get going, one more thing. Did you have the content-locked
Floyd | version for people under 30?
Floyd |
Floyd | Key Y if you had the content locked version, N if you had the unlocked
Floyd | version, anything else if you're being a dick (which will be ignored
Floyd | anyway).
Floyd |
Floyd | Be honest, kidlets! Big Brother protects you from some things for a
Floyd | reason.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says, "heh"
Jacqueline asks, "30 is the cutoff?"
Jacqueline says, "So um, I guess we want unlocked."
DavidW says, "Age 30 is when the cooties start to breed."
Teaspoon says, "I think so."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "y"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > Y
Floyd |
Floyd | Locked it is. What a good kidlet you are.
Floyd |
Floyd | One last thing - this won't be an easy ride. There are nineteen
Floyd | reasons to stop here and now... or key space again to toss the
Floyd | sounding line.
Jacqueline says, "Oops! I read wrong."
Jacqueline says, "heh"
Teaspoon asks, "?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "undo"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "n"
Jacqueline pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | Dreamland Revised
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by EpicNightmare
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 160203 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | End-World
Floyd | The chasm lies behind you. The Quartzian Palace waits ahead. The
Floyd | thorny portcullis bars the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | A world-reflecting unicorn grazes quietly along the railroad tracks.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Never played a game like this before? No sweat, you're not alone.
Floyd | Key HELP ME for how to play, or key DESCRIBE GAME if you just want to
Floyd | know more about the game.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't "undo" what hasn't been done!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > QUIT
Floyd |
Floyd | Are you sure you want to quit?
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "y"
Floyd | Are you sure you want to quit?
Floyd | > Y
Floyd | cheapglulxe quit with exit status: 0
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask dreamland"
Floyd ]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | I wrote my review of Dreamland a few weeks back, and then I deleted
Floyd | the app and said I was done. But I can't stop thinking about it. Not
Floyd | because the ads keep showing up (though they do, and whoever voiced
Floyd | that Nexus ad, fuck you forever) but because it was just... so good.
Floyd | Until the bullshit ending.
Floyd |
Floyd | Now that I know I'm not alone (hello AIXeddit! thank you for the cloud
Floyd | payments, no hard feelings on the overload!) I decided it was time to
Floyd | do something about it. I deserved better than this.  You deserved
Floyd | better than this.
Floyd |
Floyd | Given the price of REME devkits, I can't get my hands on one, and it's
Floyd | not like I have my Oni license anyway. And I'm shit for drawing, you
Floyd | don't want me trying to animate this. But I did get my hands on some
Floyd | really oldschool tech called Inform 7, which you're reading right now.
Floyd |
Floyd | That's right - this is interactive. I used a text adventure to build
Floyd | the end of Dreamland, the way it should have been.
Floyd |
Floyd | This is the ending we all should have had. Roll tape.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ...and roll tape means you should key space.  Space is the long key at
Floyd | the bottom with nothing on it.
DavidW says, "I don't think undo works in question contexts like that."
Jacqueline pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]
Floyd | Before we get going, one more thing. Did you have the content-locked
Floyd | version for people under 30?
Floyd |
Floyd | Key Y if you had the content locked version, N if you had the unlocked
Floyd | version, anything else if you're being a dick (which will be ignored
Floyd | anyway).
Floyd |
Floyd | Be honest, kidlets! Big Brother protects you from some things for a
Floyd | reason.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | If you're lying, the legal shit's on you, not me.
Floyd |
Floyd | One last thing - this won't be an easy ride. There are nineteen
Floyd | reasons to stop here and now... or key space again to toss the
Floyd | sounding line.
Jacqueline says (to DW), "Yeah"
Teaspoon says, "I like this slang."
Jacqueline says, "Clearly I should not be driving. I'm post-French-alarm-clocky."
Jacqueline pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | Dreamland Revised
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by EpicNightmare
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 160203 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | End-World
Floyd | The chasm lies behind you. The Quartzian Palace waits ahead. The
Floyd | thorny portcullis bars the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | A world-reflecting unicorn wanders with its head lowered along the
Floyd | railroad tracks.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Never played a game like this before? No sweat, you're not alone.
Floyd | Key HELP ME for how to play, or key DESCRIBE GAME if you just want to
Floyd | know more about the game.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says, "I'll have a go if no one else wants"
Jacqueline says, "okay"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "describe game"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DESCRIBE GAME
Floyd |
Floyd | Hi, I'm EpicNightmare. If you're at my cloud, you know that already,
Floyd | but it's tripped all over AIXeddit now and I have no idea who's
Floyd | running it, so. (Enabled updates are the best.)
Floyd |
Floyd | If you haven't played Dreamland (by Wonderland's Alice) you should
Floyd | play it before playing this. I think Dreamland Revised is great,
Floyd | because I did the best I could, but it's also crammed full of
Floyd | spoilers.
Floyd |
Floyd | Here's my original review.
Floyd |
Floyd | ----------------------
Floyd |  Dreamland (Wonderland's Alice)
Floyd | This is some new VR/AR thing I looked at last month. The gimmick is
Floyd | it's a game that you play in your dreams. I found the concept
Floyd | intriguing, so I hooked up the ol" REM Enhancer and downloaded the
Floyd | game's app to it. At first, I couldn't tell if the game was working
Floyd | (REME and other dreamtechs can be pretty buggy), but a few days in, I
Floyd | started having the trippiest dreams. A woman, dressed all in white
Floyd | with no eyes, asks me if I have visited the "Quartzian Palace". Far
Floyd | off in the distance, I see a castle that glows in many colors, but the
Floyd | way there always seems to be blocked by a chasm. Over many nights I
Floyd | struggled to find a way there, sometimes through bizarre dangers,
Floyd | often through places of great and strange beauty, until one night, I
Floyd | finally managed to find a way into the palace…
Floyd |
Floyd | Aaaand it turns out the ending is some serious "Don't forget to drink
Floyd | your Ovaltine!" bullshit. Like, seriously. Watch it on Youtube if you
Floyd | don't believe me. It's such a shame, because the game was so cool up
Floyd | to that, but I honestly cannot recommend this game in good conscience
Floyd | thanks to that ending.
Floyd |
Floyd | I deleted the app off my REME the next day. I'm still getting ads in
Floyd | my sleep. Goddammit.
Floyd |  ----------------------
Floyd |
Floyd | So what you want to do is get across the chasm and STOP THERE. Do NOT
Floyd | use your Visage to pass the portcullis, do NOT go into the Quartzian
Floyd | Palace, that's what trips off the ads. Believe me you do not want that
Floyd | shit. Come back and play the REAL ending here.
Floyd |
Floyd | If you don't know how to work this game, key HELP ME.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says, "whoa"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "help me"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > HELP ME
Floyd |
Floyd | Okay, you've never played a game like this. Neither had I. They are
Floyd | completely fucking weird, so don't feel bad.
Floyd |
Floyd | The big problem I had when I was making this game is that Dreamland
Floyd | was a fully enabled system and this isn't.
Floyd |
Floyd | The way this is supposed to work is that you key what you
Floyd | want to do, and then the game does it. But Inform 7 is from 2020, so
Floyd | instead of understanding English, it has a list of verbs and a list of
Floyd | nouns and it pairs them off in grammar structures. Like this:
Floyd |
Floyd | EXAMINE (something) <-- look at whatever-it-is
Floyd |  TAKE (something) <-- pick something up
Floyd |  PUT (something) IN (something) <-- you get the idea by now, right?
Floyd |
Floyd | Whoever made this system made some really weird decisions. For
Floyd | example, the built-in input to find out what you're carrying was
Floyd | INVENTORY, but that isn't even a verb. I made it so you can key WHAT
Floyd | DO I HAVE instead, because that makes a lot more sense.
Floyd |
Floyd | The built-in input to walk around is with compass directions, like
Floyd | NORTH SOUTH EAST etc etc. First off, this bears no relation to how
Floyd | people walk around in real life, and second off, it's not like
Floyd | Dreamland had a stable compass. I put in a thing so you can just key
Floyd | GO (wherever) and go where you want to go. GO only works when you're
Floyd | right near where you want to go, so don't try to teleport around the
Floyd | map that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | The worst part of this was figuring out how to convert enabled stuff
Floyd | into this system. Example, we all know how to change the Visage from
Floyd | state to state. But how do you describe that in just one verb? And
Floyd | there are like forty different names for the different states,
Floyd | depending on whose cloud you hit. I went with ASSUME VISAGE and
Floyd | Depardu's emotive list, like ASSUME DETERMINED VISAGE, but you can use
Floyd | the Allis creature list instead if you want. Key SHOW LIST if you need
Floyd | a reminder.
Floyd |
Floyd | There aren't any puzzles here, so if you paid attention when you
Floyd | played the original, you shouldn't have any trouble. If you played it
Floyd | too long ago and your memory is flaky, key REMIND ME for a reminder.
Floyd | If you can't figure out the right input, key WHAT DO I DO NEXT to get
Floyd | the next command (or just NEXT, I made it easy.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon asks, "everyone read that?"
DavidW says, "I have now. That's a lot to take in."
Teaspoon says, "There's some terrific worldbuilding here"
DavidW asks, "What's this visage business?"
Jacqueline says, "I've finished."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "show list"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOW LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | The Depardu list:
Floyd |
Floyd | clear
Floyd | contaminated
Floyd | cruel
Floyd | determined
Floyd | implacable
Floyd | patient
Floyd | serene
Floyd | sorrowing
Floyd | subtle
Floyd |
Floyd | Of course some of you are like "where's the other 464?", but there's
Floyd | no point in me putting them all in, since you know from Ariadne that
Floyd | these are the ones in the Palace.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to DW), "It's the tech."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume serene visage"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SERENE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You already have the visage of serenity.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume subtle visage"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SUBTLE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You said your Dreamland was unlocked. Stop cowering from yourself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume patient visage"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME PATIENT VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a grotesque visage, the visage of patience.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says, "I think it's like putting on carnivale masks"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | It's you.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Troller, I have no clue what you look like. Fill it in
Floyd | yourself.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are wearing Mandelbrot's tattoo and carrying the lightning eye of
Floyd | Aladdin Sane. You have the visage of patience.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x eye"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X EYE
Floyd |
Floyd | (the lightning eye of Aladdin Sane)
Floyd | The eye is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | (There were a lot of options, of course - this could've been the
Floyd | eye of Vecna, or the eye of Odin, or the eye of the Illuminati. But
Floyd | this is the one I got, so it's the one I'm implementing here.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x tattoo"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TATTOO
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a fully detailed tattoo of the Mandelbrot set. You got it from
Floyd | Adrien Douady.
Floyd |
Floyd | (I guessed most people didn't transmute Douady's rabbit. If you
Floyd | did, this should be the Diva tattoo. You won't need it from here on in
Floyd | anyway. I just included it for completeness.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "xisage"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > XISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x visage"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | It's grotesque to the touch.
Floyd |
Floyd | (I couldn't figure out natural keys for the visage, so you have to
Floyd | ASSUME VISAGE and use Depardu's emotive list, like ASSUME DETERMINED
Floyd | VISAGE. You can use the Allis creature list instead if you want.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | End-World
Floyd | The chasm lies behind you. The Quartzian Palace waits ahead. The
Floyd | thorny portcullis bars the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | A world-reflecting unicorn wanders with its head lowered along the
Floyd | railroad tracks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x unicorn"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X UNICORN
Floyd |
Floyd | The unicorn isn't really grazing - just moving its head through the
Floyd | grass, switching its tail, occasionally shifting position. Its horn,
Floyd | hooves, and eyes have the distinctive glitter of dye-sensitized solar
Floyd | biofilm.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "pet unicorn"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PET UNICORN
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x tracks"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TRACKS
Floyd |
Floyd | There was a train and that is the truth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x portcullis"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PORTCULLIS
Floyd |
Floyd | The only entrance to the castle is blocked by a portcullis. The
Floyd | portcullis's wooden bars swarm with sprouted thorns and vines.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x bars"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BARS
Floyd |
Floyd | The only entrance to the castle is blocked by a portcullis. The
Floyd | portcullis's wooden bars swarm with sprouted thorns and vines.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "open portcullis"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN PORTCULLIS
Floyd |
Floyd | The portcullis doesn't honor patience.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume serene visage"
Floyd ]  End-World
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SERENE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a cold visage, the visage of serenity.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Are you confused? You'd better key DESCRIBE GAME, unless you're
Floyd | just kicking the scenery for fun. Or HELP ME is a good idea.)
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Try determined."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume determined visage"
Floyd ]  Rainbow Passage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME DETERMINED VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a whiskered visage, the visage of determination.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Quartzian Palace honors your determination. Vines reach out from
Floyd | the thorny portcullis to wrap about your torso. As they drag you
Floyd | forward, the portcullis bars part and you pass through safely.
Floyd |
Floyd | Rainbow Passage
Floyd | You are inside the wall, lost in light and rainbows.
Floyd |
Floyd | The portcullis seals itself behind you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says, "nice one"
Jacqueline says, "nice"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x rainbows"
Floyd ]  Rainbow Passage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X RAINBOWS
Floyd |
Floyd | It shines with colors you don't even have names for.
Floyd |
Floyd | (I know some people see colors they can recognize when they look
Floyd | up at the Palace. But since no one agrees on what those colors ARE,
Floyd | this is what you get.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "go to palace"
Floyd ]  Rainbow Passage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO TO PALACE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x light"
Floyd ]  Rainbow Passage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | It shines with colors you don't even have names for.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd ]  Rainbow Passage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | Rainbow Passage
Floyd | You are inside the wall, lost in light and rainbows.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "serene, now, I think."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume serene visage"
Floyd ]  Rainbow Passage
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SERENE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a cold visage, the visage of serenity.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume clear visage"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME CLEAR VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a scaled visage, the visage of clarity.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see the walls of the maze. You find your way through, and now you
Floyd | are in the Palace.
Floyd |
Floyd | Ballroom
Floyd | A polished floor, and whirling dancers, and the smell of broken metal.
Floyd | A sound worth listening to. A heavy velvet curtain across the back,
Floyd | blocking you from the orchestral pi.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Some of you are completely pissed at me right now. I don't blame
Floyd | you, because everything's been building up to the Ballroom, right? But
Floyd | do you really want to fill out a thirty-part questionnare about the
Floyd | Sierpinski village, don't think so. Plus, I have a life over here, and
Floyd | I'm not spending the next four years on this.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LISTEN
Floyd |
Floyd | The rhythm blurs in your old ears, troller.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x curtain"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CURTAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | Decidedly opaque. Also heavy, dark, red.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "move curtain"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MOVE CURTAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | You strive to make your way across the floor, but the whirling dancers
Floyd | catch you up and throw you back again to the safety of the shore.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "smell"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SMELL
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a familliar smell.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume implacable visage"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME IMPLACABLE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a metallic visage, the visage of implacability.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume determined visage"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME DETERMINED VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a whiskered visage, the visage of determination.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume cruel visage"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME CRUEL VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a furred visage, the visage of cruelty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "hm. Patient, maybe?"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume patient visage"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME PATIENT VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a grotesque visage, the visage of patience.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume contanimated visage"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME CONTANIMATED VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Are you just stabbing at it, or are these all tries?"
Teaspoon says, "I'm stabbing at it."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "dance"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DANCE
Floyd |
Floyd | You try to mingle with the crowd, but you don't have the connections
Floyd | to maneuver, and eventually the dancers throw you back on the shore.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon asks, "It makes sense that we need to pick a visage to deal with the crowd, but which one?"
Teaspoon says, "assume subtle visage"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume subtle visage"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SUBTLE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You said your Dreamland was unlocked. Stop cowering from yourself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "What's the list again"
Jacqueline asks, "?"
Teaspoon says, "Floyd |"
DavidW says, "I think we need to assume a visage and then dance."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "show list"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOW LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | The Depardu list:
Floyd |
Floyd | clear
Floyd | contaminated
Floyd | cruel
Floyd | determined
Floyd | implacable
Floyd | patient
Floyd | serene
Floyd | sorrowing
Floyd | subtle
Floyd |
Floyd | Of course some of you are like "where's the other 464?", but there's
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "show list"
Floyd | no point in me putting them all in, since you know from Ariadne that
Floyd | these are the ones in the Palace.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOW LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | The Depardu list:
Floyd |
Floyd | clear
Floyd | contaminated
Floyd | cruel
Floyd | determined
Floyd | implacable
Floyd | patient
Floyd | serene
Floyd | sorrowing
Floyd | subtle
Floyd |
Floyd | Of course some of you are like "where's the other 464?", but there's
Floyd | no point in me putting them all in, since you know from Ariadne that
Floyd | these are the ones in the Palace.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume implacable visage"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME IMPLACABLE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a metallic visage, the visage of implacability.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "dance"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DANCE
Floyd |
Floyd | You try to mingle with the crowd, but you don't have the connections
Floyd | to maneuver, and eventually the dancers throw you back on the shore.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x shore"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SHORE
Floyd |
Floyd | Everything looks the same from this angle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume sorrowing visage"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SORROWING VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | Keep your sorrows secret.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Implacable?"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume implacable visage"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME IMPLACABLE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You already have the visage of implacability.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x eye"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X EYE
Floyd |
Floyd | (the lightning eye of Aladdin Sane)
Floyd | The eye is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "dance"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DANCE
Floyd |
Floyd | You try to mingle with the crowd, but you don't have the connections
Floyd | to maneuver, and eventually the dancers throw you back on the shore.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "hm"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "rub eye"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RUB EYE
Floyd |
Floyd | (the lightning eye of Aladdin Sane)
Floyd | You rub the lightning eye of Aladdin Sane.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says, "none of our visages look very social to me"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear eye"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR EYE
Floyd |
Floyd | (the lightning eye of Aladdin Sane)
Floyd | You can't wear that!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "close eye"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLOSE EYE
Floyd |
Floyd | (the lightning eye of Aladdin Sane)
Floyd | No. It must see.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "..."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are wearing Mandelbrot's tattoo and carrying the lightning eye of
Floyd | Aladdin Sane. You have the visage of implacability.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tattoo"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TATTOO
Floyd |
Floyd | It's a fully detailed tattoo of the Mandelbrot set. You got it from
Floyd | Adrien Douady.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "So, I'm for clear, serene, then cruel as tries."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "remind me"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMIND ME
Floyd |
Floyd | These are a thousand hale and light-hearted friends from among the
Floyd knights and dames of [the] court.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Though you've probably done some of those."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume clear visage"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME CLEAR VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a scaled visage, the visage of clarity.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "dance"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DANCE
Floyd |
Floyd | You try to mingle with the crowd, but you don't have the connections
Floyd | to maneuver, and eventually the dancers throw you back on the shore.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "dance tattoo"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DANCE TATTOO
Floyd |
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to dance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume serene visage"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SERENE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a cold visage, the visage of serenity.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "dance"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DANCE
Floyd |
Floyd | You try to mingle with the crowd, but you don't have the connections
Floyd | to maneuver, and eventually the dancers throw you back on the shore.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume cruel visage"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME CRUEL VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a furred visage, the visage of cruelty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "dance"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DANCE
Floyd |
Floyd | You try to mingle with the crowd, but you don't have the connections
Floyd | to maneuver, and eventually the dancers throw you back on the shore.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are wearing Mandelbrot's tattoo and carrying the lightning eye of
Floyd | Aladdin Sane. You have the visage of cruelty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x crowd"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CROWD
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "talk to people"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO PEOPLE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x dancers"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X DANCERS
Floyd |
Floyd | They are just like you, but know nothing and fear nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "fly"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FLY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "go to curtain"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO TO CURTAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I was hoping cruel would deal with that, but I guess not."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "what do I do next"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WHAT DO I DO NEXT
Floyd |
Floyd | 1. Key ASSUME PESTILENT VISAGE.
Floyd | 2. Key GO ORCHESTRAL.
Floyd | 3. Key EXAMINE ORCHESTRAL.
Floyd | 4. Key PLAY (and the name of an instrument).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Now I have that David Bowie song from the masquerade scene in Labyrinth in my head."
Teaspoon says, "but we don't even *have* a pestilent visage"
Teaspoon says, "maybe it's contanimated"
DavidW says, "contaMiNated"
Jacqueline says, "Contaminated seemed counterintuitive, but yeah"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume contaminated visage"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME CONTAMINATED VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a mottled visage, the visage of pestilence.
Floyd |
Floyd | The dancers draw away from you, and the heavy curtain parts to reveal
Floyd | the orchestral pi. Walking in single file, the musicians abandon their
Floyd | posts and climb the steps, joining the dancers in a worried circle
Floyd | behind you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "go orchestral"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO ORCHESTRAL
Floyd |
Floyd | Now you are in the orchestral pi, where you see yourself, a gravity
Floyd | dam, a Danish publication, a pulgada, a Boleslaw Chrobry Crown, a
Floyd | Japanese neologism, a random article from Wikipedia, and a red
Floyd | herring, all abandoned.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x herring"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X HERRING
Floyd |
Floyd | This is a playable metadistraction.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x pulgada"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PULGADA
Floyd |
Floyd | This is a playable metadistraction.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says, "That was cheating, but I did want to see what the help system did."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x yourself"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X YOURSELF
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x myself"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X MYSELF
Floyd |
Floyd | It's you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x herring"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X HERRING
Floyd |
Floyd | This is a playable metadistraction.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x article"
Floyd ]  Ballroom
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ARTICLE
Floyd |
Floyd | This is a playable metadistraction.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. I guess we pick one and play it."
Teaspoon asks, "who wants fish?"
Jacqueline says, "I like herrings."
DavidW says, "me too"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "play herring"
Floyd ]  Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PLAY HERRING
Floyd |
Floyd | You strike up a sprightly tune on the red herring. The dancers return
Floyd | to the floor. Feet stamp. Skirts swirl.
Floyd |
Floyd | The orchestral pit lowers into the ground, taking you with it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | The seventh apartment was closely shrouded in black velvet tapestries
Floyd | that hung all over the ceiling and down the walls, falling in heavy
Floyd | folds upon a carpet of the same material and hue. But in this chamber
Floyd | only, the color of the windows failed to correspond with the
Floyd | decorations. The panes here were scarlet - a deep blood color.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Red Queen is here. RUN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says, "this is like Poe"
Teaspoon says, "Masques! The Masque of the Red Death"
Teaspoon asks, "Also, I suppose we should run?"
Jacqueline says, "It's part Poe, part that dance club I used to go to while at university."
DavidW says, "I assume we should run, yes."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "run"
Floyd ]  Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RUN
Floyd |
Floyd | You run. And the Red Queen pursues. And the tapestries and the other
Floyd | things round you never change their places at all: however fast you
Floyd | go, you never seem to pass anything.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says, "and now we're Alice"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "stop"
Floyd ]  Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STOP
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "stand"
Floyd ]  Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STAND
Floyd |
Floyd | But you aren't in anything at the moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Alice had to run twice as fast as she could to stay in the same place."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "run faster"
Floyd ]  Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RUN FASTER
Floyd |
Floyd | You run. And the Red Queen pursues.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Wait, where are we not supposed to go, again?"
Teaspoon says, "we're trying to leave the queen's domain, I think"
Teaspoon says, "she can't catch us, but we can't escape"
Teaspoon says, "at least not without a better visage..."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "wear implacable visage"
Floyd ]  Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR IMPLACABLE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are wearing Mandelbrot's tattoo and carrying the lightning eye of
Floyd | Aladdin Sane. You have the visage of pestilence.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Faster!" the Red Queen shrieks. "FASTER!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Right, but I was trying to think of the place where the ads get triggered."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "wear implacable visage"
Floyd ]  Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR IMPLACABLE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume implacable visage"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME IMPLACABLE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a metallic visage, the visage of implacability.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Red Queen's hands close upon your shoulders like knives. "What do
Floyd | you suppose is the use of a child without any meaning?" she howls, and
Floyd | then you're flying through the air....
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | >## r
Jacqueline asks, "?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | >## r## e
Jacqueline says, "oh"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | >## r## e## s
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | >## r## e## s## t
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | >## r## e## s## t## a
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | >## r## e## s## t## a## r
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd | >## r## e## s## t## a## r## t
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | >## r## e## s## t## a## r## t
Floyd |
Floyd | (How do you simulate REME shock-wake in text? I did my best here,
Floyd | but it's just not the same.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Are you sure you want to restart?
Teaspoon says, "As I understand it, the original review was about a chap who'd played a great game, but was put out by the daft ad-filled ending. This game, complete with sarcastic commentary, is his fix-up for the ending, written in Inform 7, and thus has no ads."
Jacqueline says, "Yes"
DavidW says, "I think we lost when the Queen caught us."
Jacqueline says, "We are not suppose to be caught by the queen."
Jacqueline says, "yeah"
Teaspoon asks, "so wrong visage?"
DavidW says, "no, we should have RUN FASTER"
Jacqueline says, "We did"
Teaspoon says, "Yes, that didn't help."
DavidW says, "Only once"
Teaspoon says, "hmm"
DavidW says, "You didn't stick with it."
Jacqueline asks, "well, can we just undo, or do we have to restart?"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | Are you sure you want to restart?
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Please answer yes or no.>
DavidW says, "I doubt undo would help."
Teaspoon says, "oh well, it'll only take a minute to replay, and then we can save at the orchestra pit"
DavidW says, "And maybe we're supposed to get caught, since restarting is the only option. We can't even quit."
DavidW says, "The game might not be over."
Jacqueline says, "true"
Teaspoon asks, "so yes or no?"
DavidW asks, "oh. What happens if we say no? Is that a quit?"
Teaspoon asks, "who knows?"
DavidW says, "Darn non-standard prompts."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "I say no"
Floyd ]  Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | Please answer yes or no.>
Floyd | > I SAY NO
Floyd |
Floyd | Please answer yes or no.>
Teaspoon says, "eesh"
Teaspoon says, "sorry"
DavidW says, "Let's try 'no', sure."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "no"
Floyd ]  Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | Please answer yes or no.>
Floyd | > NO
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | The seventh apartment was closely shrouded in black velvet tapestries
Floyd | that hung all over the ceiling and down the walls, falling in heavy
Floyd | folds upon a carpet of the same material and hue. But in this chamber
Floyd | only, the color of the windows failed to correspond with the
Floyd | decorations. The panes here were scarlet - a deep blood color.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Red Queen is here. RUN.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Red Queen's hands close upon your shoulders like knives. "What do
Floyd | you suppose is the use of a child without any meaning?" she howls, and
Floyd | then you're flying through the air....
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says, "interesting"
DavidW says, "That might be a bug."
Teaspoon says, "or not. Hard to tell"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "run faster"
Floyd | >## r
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "run"
Floyd | >## r## e
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "run"
Floyd | >## r## e## s
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "again"
Floyd | >## r## e## s## t
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "again"
Floyd | >## r## e## s## t## a
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "again"
Floyd | >## r## e## s## t## a## r
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "again"
Floyd | >## r## e## s## t## a## r## t
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "again"
Floyd ]  Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | >## r## e## s## t## a## r## t
Floyd |
Floyd | (How do you simulate REME shock-wake in text? I did my best here,
Floyd | but it's just not the same.)
Floyd |
Floyd | Are you sure you want to restart?
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "no"
Floyd ]  Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | Are you sure you want to restart?
Floyd | > NO
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "run faster"
Floyd ]  Red Queen's Chambers
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RUN FASTER
Floyd |
Floyd | You run. And the Red Queen pursues.
Floyd |
Floyd | A looking glass appears in front of you, with the glass beginning to
Floyd | melt away, just like a bright silvery mist.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon exclaims, "ha!"
Teaspoon says, "you were right, DW"
DavidW says, "enter glass"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "enter glass"
Floyd ]  Darjeeling Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER GLASS
Floyd |
Floyd | In the next moment, you're through the looking glass, and your feet
Floyd | thump down onto sand.
Floyd |
Floyd | Eventually, you stop to catch your breath.
Floyd |
Floyd | Darjeeling Shore
Floyd | A thin-bodied, light-colored infusion laps across the sand and
Floyd | recedes, rhythmic as a heartbeat. The air smells appropriate.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Again, it's goddam hard to fake an enabled system with primitive
Floyd | software like this. If you don't get it, there's always WHAT DO I DO
Floyd | NEXT.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "drink tea"
Floyd ]  Darjeeling Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DRINK TEA
Floyd |
Floyd | There's nothing suitable to drink here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Darjeeling Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are wearing Mandelbrot's tattoo and carrying the lightning eye of
Floyd | Aladdin Sane. You have the visage of implacability.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume serene visage"
Floyd ]  Darjeeling Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SERENE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a cold visage, the visage of serenity.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "smell"
Floyd ]  Darjeeling Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SMELL
Floyd |
Floyd | A floral aroma, and a a musky spiciness sometimes described as
Floyd | "muscatel". See footnote.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "footnote"
Floyd ]  Darjeeling Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FOOTNOTE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume patient visage"
Floyd ]  Darjeeling Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME PATIENT VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a grotesque visage, the visage of patience.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "drink infusion"
Floyd ]  Darjeeling Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DRINK INFUSION
Floyd |
Floyd | There's nothing suitable to drink here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x sand"
Floyd ]  Darjeeling Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SAND
Floyd |
Floyd | It's the color of bastnäsite.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "dig sand"
Floyd ]  Darjeeling Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DIG SAND
Floyd |
Floyd | You unearth a prion.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x prion"
Floyd ]  Darjeeling Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PRION
Floyd |
Floyd | A prion is a protein that can be folded in multiple ways,
Floyd | contaminating and eventually destroying the framework in which it
Floyd | exists. This one can be folded into a sailboat.
Floyd |
Floyd | (This actually exists in the butchered REME version - they had to
Floyd | have one more prion to complete the Prophecy of Flowers.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x prion"
Floyd ]  Darjeeling Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PRION
Floyd |
Floyd | A prion is a protein that can be folded in multiple ways,
Floyd | contaminating and eventually destroying the framework in which it
Floyd | exists. This one can be folded into a sailboat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x footnote"
Floyd ]  Darjeeling Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X FOOTNOTE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Darjeeling Tea". Darjeeling district government website. Dig to learn
Floyd | more.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "fold prion"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FOLD PRION
Floyd |
Floyd | You fold the prion along the natural lines. The scenery folds along
Floyd | with it.
Floyd |
Floyd | You unfold the prion and find yourself somewhere entirely different.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | You stand at the top of a towering structure made from sugar cubes, so
Floyd | high that the base is lost below you. A sea wind blows, carrying the
Floyd | scent of Darjeeling tea from the brown infusion below. Gulls cry far
Floyd | away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "How sweet."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LISTEN
Floyd |
Floyd | The distant weeping of gulls could make a kidlet cry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "taste sugar"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TASTE SUGAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You gnaw at the edge of the cube, but your mouth is too dry to have
Floyd | much effect, and only the faintest hint of sweet touches your tongue.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | You jump on the spot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take sugar"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE SUGAR
Floyd |
Floyd | The sugar cube can't be moved.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "eat sugar"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EAT SUGAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You gnaw at the edge of the cube, but your mouth is too dry to have
Floyd | much effect, and only the faintest hint of sweet touches your tongue.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x cube"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CUBE
Floyd |
Floyd | Subtle shades of white and reflection. As hard as rock candy, though
Floyd | much less spiny.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "dig cube"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DIG CUBE
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing to dig for now.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "hit cube"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > HIT CUBE
Floyd |
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "break cube"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BREAK CUBE
Floyd |
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x gulls"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X GULLS
Floyd |
Floyd | Their distant weeping could make a kidlet cry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume sorrowing visage"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SORROWING VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | Keep your sorrows secret.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "cry"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CRY
Floyd |
Floyd | No tears flow from a visage of patience.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "aha"
Jacqueline asks, "But... then... why no sorrow?"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume clear visage"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME CLEAR VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a scaled visage, the visage of clarity.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "cry"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CRY
Floyd |
Floyd | No tears flow from a visage of clarity.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tea"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TEA
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume patient visage"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME PATIENT VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a grotesque visage, the visage of patience.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | You stand at the top of a towering structure made from sugar cubes, so
Floyd | high that the base is lost below you. A sea wind blows, carrying the
Floyd | scent of Darjeeling tea from the brown infusion below. Gulls cry far
Floyd | away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "cry"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CRY
Floyd |
Floyd | No tears flow from a visage of patience.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x wind"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X WIND
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume contaminated visage"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME CONTAMINATED VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a mottled visage, the visage of pestilence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "cry"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CRY
Floyd |
Floyd | No tears flow from a visage of pestilence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | It's too steep.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "call gull"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CALL GULL
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "remove visage"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMOVE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | The visage has fused with your flesh and cannot be removed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon exclaims, "ahhhhhh!"
Jacqueline says, "oh noes"
Jacqueline says, "I think we can have others, just not none."
Teaspoon says, "if the worldbuilding is anything to go by, *everyone* has one of this in this universe"
Teaspoon says, "and not just in their games"
Jacqueline says, "yeah"
Teaspoon says, "I wonder if that's the difference between being a kidlet and being a mature 30-something"
DavidW says, "I'm guessing we have to attract a gull and we fly on one to get to the next place."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "salivate"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SALIVATE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "melt sugar"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MELT SUGAR
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "rub sugar"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RUB SUGAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You rub the sugar cube.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "fly"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FLY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "What's the list again? (Sorry)"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "show list"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOW LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | The Depardu list:
Floyd |
Floyd | clear
Floyd | contaminated
Floyd | cruel
Floyd | determined
Floyd | implacable
Floyd | patient
Floyd | serene
Floyd | sorrowing
Floyd | subtle
Floyd |
Floyd | Of course some of you are like "where's the other 464?", but there's
Floyd | no point in me putting them all in, since you know from Ariadne that
Floyd | these are the ones in the Palace.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Show list. Got it."
Teaspoon says, "I tried some of these to see if they'd let me cry."
Teaspoon says, "no dice yet"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah. I'm really surprised sorrowing isn't allowed."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "pee"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PEE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Sorrowing ought to do it, but we're not allowed."
DavidW asks, "Maybe cruel?"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "wear subtle visage"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR SUBTLE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume subtle visage"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SUBTLE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You said your Dreamland was unlocked. Stop cowering from yourself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Or be patient and wait for the rain to melt the sugar."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume determined visage"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME DETERMINED VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a whiskered visage, the visage of determination.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "cry"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CRY
Floyd |
Floyd | No tears flow from a visage of determination.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon asks, "did I miss a hint about rain?"
DavidW says, "No. I'm guessing wildly."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "go to beach"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO TO BEACH
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | You stand at the top of a towering structure made from sugar cubes, so
Floyd | high that the base is lost below you. A sea wind blows, carrying the
Floyd | scent of Darjeeling tea from the brown infusion below. Gulls cry far
Floyd | away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "go to gulls"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO TO GULLS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug asks, "do we need to put on the mask to keep our sorrows secret?"
Teaspoon says, "we can't take off the visage"
DavidW says, "There is no mask."
Jacqueline says, "nor spoon"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "assume patient"
Floyd ]  Sugar-Cube Island
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME PATIENT
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a grotesque visage, the visage of patience.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wait"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WAIT
Floyd |
Floyd | You wait. The gulls grow old and cease to weep. The stacked sugar
Floyd | cubes yield to a century's restless sea, and you tumble down -
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes watches your attempt at looking.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Zion
Floyd | Broken stone pillars jut from the waves. You crouch atop a metal
Floyd | platform at the center. The only sound is the only sound.
Floyd |
Floyd | A metal cage is securely fastened to one side of the platform. It
Floyd | contains the boy with nineteen eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your feet thump down on metal. You stagger, then gain balance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes watches your attempt at taking inventory.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are wearing Mandelbrot's tattoo and carrying the lightning eye of
Floyd | Aladdin Sane. You have the visage of patience.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says, "nice one."
Doug says, "I guess I thought the eye was a mask"
Jacqueline says, "huh"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x boy"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BOY
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes watches you examining him.
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy's eyes are nothing like a unicorn's.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon asks, "do we open the cage?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Sure."
DavidW says, "maybe. I'm not sure."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "open cage"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes watches your attempt at opening the metal
Floyd | cage.
Floyd |
Floyd | It isn't something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask boy about boy"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK BOY ABOUT BOY
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes watches you asking it about him.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "we haven't used the cruel visage yet, but that seems too dramatic."
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WE HAVEN'T USED THE CRUEL VISAGE YET, BUT THAT SEEMS TOO DRAMATIC.
Floyd |
Floyd | You seem to want to talk to someone, but I can't see whom.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says, "ugh"
DavidW asks, "What about implacable?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x platform"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PLATFORM
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes watches your attempt at examining the metal
Floyd | platform.
Floyd |
Floyd | Old, weary, indented by the passage of feet and waves.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x pillars"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PILLARS
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes watches your attempt at examining the
Floyd | broken stone pillar.
Floyd |
Floyd | Broken stone surrounds you. like teeth. Waves beyond the stone speak
Floyd | to you. Listen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LISTEN
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes watches your attempt at listening to
Floyd | Outside Zion.
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes watches your attempt at listening to the
Floyd | hungry waves.
Floyd |
Floyd | The waves lap into words: album, they cry, album and
Floyd | chanson and strophe, and nothing after.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LISTEN
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes watches your attempt at listening to
Floyd | Outside Zion.
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes watches your attempt at listening to the
Floyd | hungry waves.
Floyd |
Floyd | The waves are only waves, wordless and hungry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "album album chanson strophe?"
DavidW asks, "Is that a command phrase?"
Teaspoon asks, "eh?"
Teaspoon says, "ah"
Teaspoon says, "let's try it"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "album album chanson strophe"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ALBUM ALBUM CHANSON STROPHE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "album"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ALBUM
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "say album"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAY ALBUM
Floyd |
Floyd | (to the boy with nineteen eyes)
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes watches you answering it that him.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "say album album chanson strophe"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAY ALBUM ALBUM CHANSON STROPHE
Floyd |
Floyd | (to the boy with nineteen eyes)
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes watches you answering it that him.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "album chanson strophe"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ALBUM CHANSON STROPHE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x waves"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X WAVES
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes watches your attempt at examining the
Floyd | hungry waves.
Floyd |
Floyd | The waves come and go, lapping and crying like dogmeat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push cage"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUSH CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes watches your attempt at pushing the metal
Floyd | cage.
Floyd |
Floyd | The metal cage can't be moved.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "feed waves"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FEED WAVES
Floyd |
Floyd | (to the boy with nineteen eyes)
Floyd | The boy has nineteen eyes. He does not need the hungry waves.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "feed boy to the waves"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FEED BOY TO THE WAVES
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "poke boy"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > POKE BOY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Can we move on? Or is our world only here now?"
Jacqueline says (to DW), "heh"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "boy, close eyes"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BOY, CLOSE EYES
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes has better things to do.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close eyes"
Floyd ]  Outside Zion
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLOSE EYES
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy with nineteen eyes watches you closing him.
Floyd |
Floyd | He isn't something you can close.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Not sure what to do. That waves thing was peculiar."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume cruel visage"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME CRUEL VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a furred visage, the visage of cruelty.
Floyd |
Floyd | The boy's expression twists horribly, and he says, "Go, then. There
Floyd | are other worlds than these."
Floyd |
Floyd | You step backward, but the platform cracks like rust beneath your
Floyd | heel. You fall backward. You fall....
Floyd |
Floyd | The hero, instead of conquering or conciliating the power of the
Floyd | threshold, is swallowed into the unknown and would appear to have
Floyd | died.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | An even grey in every direction, with no hint of where to go.
Floyd |
Floyd | S`io credesse che mia risposta fosse
Floyd | A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Floyd | Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Floyd | Ma perciocchè giammai di questo fondo
Floyd | Non tornò vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero,
Floyd | Vous ne pouvez pas résoudre ce casse-tête
Floyd | Sans la perspicacité de la jeunesse.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon asks, "I...think we're still going in the right direction?"
Jacqueline asks, "Isn't that from... the Gunslinger?"
DavidW says, "I don't know that book/film."
Teaspoon says, "Nor I."
Jacqueline says, "It's a very good Stephen King series. Really the best thing he ever did, probably."
Teaspoon says, "ah"
Jacqueline says, "It's more of a post-apocalyptic post-industrial Western than anything."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x grey"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X GREY
Floyd |
Floyd | It is grey, and all things are grey - not the absence of light,
Floyd | precisely, but an awareness of its unnecessariness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "It's inspired by Browning's Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came. Anyway, worth reading, easily gotten from libraries."
Teaspoon says, "maybe I should have a look, then"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume implacable visage"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME IMPLACABLE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a metallic visage, the visage of implacability.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug asks, "is that Italian or French or both?"
Teaspoon says, "bits look like French"
DavidW says, "We might try going any direction."
Teaspoon says, "google says Italian"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You undulate through the grey, but you cannot be sure how far you have
Floyd | gone, or even if you have moved at all.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | It is grey, and all things are grey - not the absence of light,
Floyd | precisely, but an awareness of its unnecessariness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Sorry. Was fixed on the Dark Tower quote. Part of it is French."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x eye"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X EYE
Floyd |
Floyd | It is grey, and all things are grey - not the absence of light,
Floyd | precisely, but an awareness of its unnecessariness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "The last bit means that you can't solve the puzzle without the insight of youth."
Jacqueline says, "The rest is Italian."
DavidW says, "If all is grey, maybe this is hidden enough for sorrowing."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume sorrowing visage"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SORROWING VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | Keep your sorrows secret.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LISTEN
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "smell"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SMELL
Floyd |
Floyd | You smell nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "touch grey"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TOUCH GREY
Floyd |
Floyd | You feel nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "taste grey"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TASTE GREY
Floyd |
Floyd | You taste nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You undulate through the grey, but you cannot be sure how far you have
Floyd | gone, or even if you have moved at all.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wait"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WAIT
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tattoo"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TATTOO
Floyd |
Floyd | It is grey, and all things are grey - not the absence of light,
Floyd | precisely, but an awareness of its unnecessariness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You are wearing Mandelbrot's tattoo and carrying the lightning eye of
Floyd | Aladdin Sane. You have the visage of implacability.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close eye"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLOSE EYE
Floyd |
Floyd | No. It must see.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remove tattoo"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMOVE TATTOO
Floyd |
Floyd | You take off Mandelbrot's tattoo.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume determined visage"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME DETERMINED VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a whiskered visage, the visage of determination.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You undulate through the grey, but you cannot be sure how far you have
Floyd | gone, or even if you have moved at all.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear tattoo"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR TATTOO
Floyd |
Floyd | You put on Mandelbrot's tattoo.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume implacable visage"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME IMPLACABLE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a metallic visage, the visage of implacability.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  The Vast and Mighty Undergrey
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | You undulate through the grey, but you cannot be sure how far you have
Floyd | gone, or even if you have moved at all.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume clear visage"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME CLEAR VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a scaled visage, the visage of clarity.
Floyd |
Floyd | You undulate through the grey until you perceive a faint glow. You
Floyd | strike toward the light, break the surface, and drag yourself up the
Floyd | sand.
Floyd |
Floyd | Auroral Shore
Floyd | Green light flows across the sky and sparkles up in reflection from
Floyd | the sand. Briny grey stretches away on one side and translucent sand
Floyd | stretches away on the other.
Floyd |
Floyd | (One more prophecy to go.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yay"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x sand"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Long waves of green light move through the sand, a shimmering echo of
Floyd | the fierce light above.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x light"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | Emerald light undulates across the sky.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x sky"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SKY
Floyd |
Floyd | Emerald light undulates across the sky.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "dig sand"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DIG SAND
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing to dig for now.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take light"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE LIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | The sky is too far away.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x grey"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X GREY
Floyd |
Floyd | It crawls up the shore like a superfluid, and fails back again like
Floyd | something else entirely.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume serene visage"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SERENE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a cold visage, the visage of serenity.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume determined visage"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME DETERMINED VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a whiskered visage, the visage of determination.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull whiskers"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PULL WHISKERS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "wear eye"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR EYE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't wear that!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "heh"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "show list"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOW LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | The Depardu list:
Floyd |
Floyd | clear
Floyd | contaminated
Floyd | cruel
Floyd | determined
Floyd | implacable
Floyd | patient
Floyd | serene
Floyd | sorrowing
Floyd | subtle
Floyd |
Floyd | Of course some of you are like "where's the other 464?", but there's
Floyd | no point in me putting them all in, since you know from Ariadne that
Floyd | these are the ones in the Palace.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take sand"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE SAND
Floyd |
Floyd | The translucent sand can't be moved.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "taste sand"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TASTE SAND
Floyd |
Floyd | You taste nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search sand"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH SAND
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "make sandcastle"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MAKE SANDCASTLE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "assume sorrowing"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SORROWING
Floyd |
Floyd | Keep your sorrows secret.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hmph"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "wait"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WAIT
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Is there really nothing here but light, sand, and grey?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "swim"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SWIM
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "pray"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PRAY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I'm kind of pro-next"
Doug says (to Floyd), "go sound"
Floyd ]  Auroral Shore
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO SOUND
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "go sand"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO SAND
Floyd |
Floyd | You trudge across the sand, leaving the briny grey behind.
Floyd |
Floyd | You walk for a time. Then the sky shatters.
Floyd |
Floyd | Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | The sky overhead has broken like a mirror. Long cracks pierce through
Floyd | the glowing green above. Similar cracks stretch through the
Floyd | translucent sand below.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see the woman in white with no eyes here.
Floyd |
Floyd | (Don't expect complicated conversation from her. Or conversation
Floyd | at all. You have no idea how kludgy the commands for that are.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "aha"
DavidW says, "huh."
Doug says, "there are no directions, just GO FOO"
DavidW says, "The visage nonsense made me forget about GO."
Doug asks, "shoudl we give her our eye?"
Jacqueline says, "Oh, good idea."
Doug says (to Floyd), "x womn"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X WOMN
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "x woman"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | Pemphredo: the first of three sisters, garbed in folded white and swan
Floyd | feathers. Her face is lineless with youth, and there is nothing
Floyd | remarkable about it save the empty, eyeless hollows.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "give eye to woman"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE EYE TO WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | She holds up her hand and steps backward - wait; not yet; not
Floyd | here..
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Where's the boy with 19 eyes? He could give her one and have 18 left."
Jacqueline says, "You have two, give her one of yours."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "follow woman"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FOLLOW WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "go"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO
Floyd |
Floyd | You'll have to say which compass direction to go in.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "oh weird."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x cracks"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CRACKS
Floyd |
Floyd | Sand drains away through the largest crack in the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "oh, I bet that's just an I7 default message"
DavidW says, "yes"
Doug says (to Floyd), "go cracks"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO CRACKS
Floyd |
Floyd | The crack in the sand is large, but it's not that large.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "enter crack"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER CRACK
Floyd |
Floyd | The crack in the sand is large, but it's not that large.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in crack"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK IN CRACK
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search crack"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH CRACK
Floyd |
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "touch woman"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TOUCH WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman in white - Pemphredo, they called her - steps back from you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "oh! she can't see our sorrow"
Doug says, "the whole no eyes thing"
Jacqueline nods.
Doug says (to Floyd), "assume sorrowing visage"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SORROWING VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | Keep your sorrows secret.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "rats."
Jacqueline says, "I like all your ideas, Doug, fwiw."
DavidW says, "No rats here."
Doug says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | It's you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "it me"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "kiss woman"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > KISS WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman in white - Pemphredo, they called her - steps back from you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LISTEN
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Maybe 'go sand' again?"
DavidW asks, "or 'go woman'?"
Jacqueline says, "Hm."
DavidW says, "Or spin the wheel of visages and hope we get the bonus ball."
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume sorrowing visage"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SORROWING VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | Keep your sorrows secret.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "show list"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOW LIST
Floyd |
Floyd | The Depardu list:
Floyd |
Floyd | clear
Floyd | contaminated
Floyd | cruel
Floyd | determined
Floyd | implacable
Floyd | patient
Floyd | serene
Floyd | sorrowing
Floyd | subtle
Floyd |
Floyd | Of course some of you are like "where's the other 464?", but there's
Floyd | no point in me putting them all in, since you know from Ariadne that
Floyd | these are the ones in the Palace.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume subtle visage"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SUBTLE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You said your Dreamland was unlocked. Stop cowering from yourself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Did we try implacable?"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume implacable visage"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME IMPLACABLE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a metallic visage, the visage of implacability.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume serene visage"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SERENE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a cold visage, the visage of serenity.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | The sky overhead has broken like a mirror. Long cracks pierce through
Floyd | the glowing green above. Similar cracks stretch through the
Floyd | translucent sand below.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Pemphredo here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Pemphredo, in myth, was the personification of alarm and shock. How does that help us?"
DavidW asks, "Wake up?"
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "assume cruel visage"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME CRUEL VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a furred visage, the visage of cruelty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "wake up"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WAKE UP
Floyd |
Floyd | The dreadful truth is, this is not a dream.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug asks, "the personification of French alarm clocks?"
DavidW says, "Zut alors."
Jacqueline says, "haha - POSSIBLEMENT"
DavidW says, "She is not French toast."
Doug says (to Floyd), "sleep"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SLEEP
Floyd |
Floyd | You aren't feeling especially drowsy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "fix aurora"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FIX AURORA
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "calm her"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CALM HER
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "assume contaminated"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME CONTAMINATED
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a mottled visage, the visage of pestilence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "assume cruel"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME CRUEL
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a furred visage, the visage of cruelty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "assume determined"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME DETERMINED
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a whiskered visage, the visage of determination.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "assume serene"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SERENE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a cold visage, the visage of serenity.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "assume lawnmower visage"
DavidW says, "yeah, I dunno"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "go woman"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman in white - Pemphredo, they called her - steps back from you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "go sand"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO SAND
Floyd |
Floyd | The crack in the sand is large, but it's not that large.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "assume patient visage"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME PATIENT VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a grotesque visage, the visage of patience.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wait"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WAIT
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "assume subtle visage"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME SUBTLE VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You said your Dreamland was unlocked. Stop cowering from yourself.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "hit woman"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > HIT WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman in white - Pemphredo, they called her - steps back from you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take woman"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman in white - Pemphredo, they called her - steps back from you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "talk to woman"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "show eye to woman"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOW EYE TO WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | Pemphredo is unimpressed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "show tattoo to woman"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOW TATTOO TO WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | Pemphredo is unimpressed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says, "heh"
Doug says (to Floyd), "shout"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SHOUT
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "heh"
Doug says (to Floyd), "go sky"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO SKY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you can enter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put eye in crack"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT EYE IN CRACK
Floyd |
Floyd | No. You need that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "use eye"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > USE EYE
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | The sky overhead has broken like a mirror. Long cracks pierce through
Floyd | the glowing green above. Similar cracks stretch through the
Floyd | translucent sand below.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Pemphredo here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x cracks"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CRACKS
Floyd |
Floyd | Sand drains away through the largest crack in the ground.
Doug says (to Floyd), "x green"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X GREEN
Floyd |
Floyd | The broken sand reflects it, or it reflects the broken sand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "enter sky"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER SKY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you can enter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | The crack in the sand is large, but it's not that large.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "take sand"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE SAND
Floyd |
Floyd | The broken sand can't be moved.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "touch sky"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TOUCH SKY
Floyd |
Floyd | You feel nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask woman about herself"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASK WOMAN ABOUT HERSELF
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman in white - Pemphredo, they called her - steps back from you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "step back"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STEP BACK
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "dance"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DANCE
Floyd |
Floyd | You dance around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "go aurora"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO AURORA
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you can enter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "go shore"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO SHORE
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Did they say anything else about Pemphredo? Does she like corn chips or anything?"
Doug says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug asks, "so when we gave her the eye, she said "not here". so I guess we have to go somewhere else? but how do we go anywhere?"
Jacqueline says, "heh. Let me check... no."
Doug says (to Floyd), "dig"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DIG
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing to dig for now.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says, "no idea"
DavidW says, "I'm feeling like Bugs Bunny in the Barber of Seville: 'You're so NEXT.'"
Jacqueline | They shared one eye and one tooth, which they took turns using. By stealing their eye while they were passing it amongst themselves, the hero Perseus forced them to tell the whereabouts of the three objects needed to kill Medusa (in other versions the whereabouts of Medusa herself), by ransoming their shared eye for the information.[3] One might compare the Graeae with the three spinners of Destiny, (the Moirai); the northern European Norns; or the Baltic goddess Laima and her two sisters; though all are distinct trios.
Jacqueline says, "So, other than, is there a tooth around here, I'm not sure what to do."
DavidW says, "Or find her two sisters."
Jacqueline says, "The other thing I've learned is that Pemphredo was 'well-clad,' according to Hesiod."
Jacqueline says (to DW), "True"
Jacqueline says, "Or get worried that we'll see Medusa."
DavidW says, "ok, then maybe we assume the correct visage THEN give the eye."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "assume implacable"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME IMPLACABLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a metallic visage, the visage of implacability.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | It's you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give eye to woman"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE EYE TO WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | She holds up her hand and steps backward - wait; not yet; not
Floyd | here..
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "She is also called 'she who guides the way'"
Doug says (to Floyd), "x visage"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X VISAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | It's metallic to the touch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "follow her"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FOLLOW HER
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, 'not here' as well."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "go back"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO BACK
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "follow woman"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FOLLOW WOMAN
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug says (to Floyd), "say pemphredo"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAY PEMPHREDO
Floyd |
Floyd | (to Pemphredo)
Floyd | The woman in white - Pemphredo, they called her - steps back from you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I can't guess what to do."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "scream"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SCREAM
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "assume clear"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ASSUME CLEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You assume a scaled visage, the visage of clarity.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give eye"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE EYE
Floyd |
Floyd | (to Pemphredo)
Floyd | She holds up her hand and steps backward - wait; not yet; not
Floyd | here..
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give tattoo"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE TATTOO
Floyd |
Floyd | (to Pemphredo)
Floyd | (first taking Mandelbrot's tattoo off)
Floyd | Pemphredo doesn't seem interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear tattoo"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR TATTOO
Floyd |
Floyd | You put on Mandelbrot's tattoo.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sit"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SIT
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to sit on?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sand"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAND
Floyd |
Floyd | The crack in the sand is large, but it's not that large.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take crack"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE CRACK
Floyd |
Floyd | The large crack can't be moved.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "fix crack"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FIX CRACK
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "step on crack"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > STEP ON CRACK
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "WAIT"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WAIT
Floyd |
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "go sand"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO SAND
Floyd |
Floyd | The crack in the sand is large, but it's not that large.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "go sky"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GO SKY
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not something you can enter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "l"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "smoke crack"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | The sky overhead has broken like a mirror. Long cracks pierce through
Floyd | the glowing green above. Similar cracks stretch through the
Floyd | translucent sand below.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Pemphredo here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SMOKE CRACK
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take mirror"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE MIRROR
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "hit crack"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > HIT CRACK
Floyd |
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Sorry to be weak, y'all. I'm up for a hint."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open crack"
Floyd ]  Beneath the Broken Aurora
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN CRACK
Floyd |
Floyd | The woman watches your efforts impassively. After a long, considering
Floyd | moment, she waves you out of the way, kneels, and sets her hands to
Floyd | either side of the crack in the sand.
Floyd |
Floyd | She shoves hard, and the crack gapes wider still, revealing a stairway
Floyd | into the earth. She straightens, dusts off her robes, and descends the
Floyd | chthonian stair.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "omg"
DavidW says, "That WORKED"
Jacqueline says, "wow"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  Cisthene
Floyd | >
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | You walk down the stair, duck through the curtain of falling sand, and
Floyd | come out at the entrance to a small town.
Floyd |
Floyd | Cisthene
Floyd | The gates of Cisthene are closed. They will remain closed until you
Floyd | have satisfied the gatekeepers.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Pemphredo, the woman in red with no eyes, and the woman in
Floyd | saffron with no eyes here.
Floyd |
Floyd | (All out of prophecies now. Here's where it ends.)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x woman in red"
Floyd ]  Cisthene
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X WOMAN IN RED
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "red"
Floyd ]  Cisthene
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RED
Floyd |
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x red"
Floyd ]  Cisthene
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X RED
Floyd |
Floyd | Deino: the second of three sisters, garbed in folded red and carved
Floyd | bone beads. Her face is lineless with youth, and there is nothing
Floyd | remarkable about it save the empty, eyeless hollows.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x saffron"
Floyd ]  Cisthene
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SAFFRON
Floyd |
Floyd | Enyo: the third of three sisters, garbed in folded saffron and copper
Floyd | medallions.  Her face is lineless with youth, and there is nothing
Floyd | remarkable about it save the empty, eyeless hollows.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Cisthene
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Cisthene
Floyd | The gates of Cisthene are closed. They will remain closed until you
Floyd | have satisfied the gatekeepers.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Pemphredo, Deino, and Enyo here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x gates"
Floyd ]  Cisthene
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X GATES
Floyd |
Floyd | Beyond lies Sunlight Gardener's School. You have only to satisfy the
Floyd | gatekeepers to enter the nineteen-fold corridors.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf4"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  Cisthene
Floyd | > SAVEOk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "well, I'm guessing we have three options: GIVE EYE TO [your-choice-of-sister]"
Doug says, "hooray"
DavidW says, "(also, who is Sunlight Gardener?)"
DavidW asks, "Does anyone care who we give the eye to?"
Doug says, "we have to satisfy (all three of?) the gatekeepers"
Jacqueline says, "I don't have a preference."
Roger arrives, full of neither funk nor fun.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give eye to pemphredo"
Floyd ]  Cisthene
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE EYE TO PEMPHREDO
Floyd |
Floyd | The Pemphredo closes her hands about your offering. She holds up the
Floyd | eye, then swings it in a slow arc to survey the world around her.
Floyd |
Floyd | Then she passes the eye to her sister, and as she does, you notice the
Floyd | youth leaving her face. Her sister passes the eye along and grows grey
Floyd | and withered in turn, and all three sisters hunch in upon themselves
Floyd | as they encircle the eyeball.
Floyd |
Floyd | The gates of Cisthene open to you, and you go down to the Sunlight
Floyd | Gardener's School, where the citizens embrace you in broad triangles
Floyd | and uplift your spirit nineteen times.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Doug says, "start with Pamphredo since she helped us, maybe"
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** That's the way Dreamland was supposed to end. ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT, UNDO the last
Floyd | command, read the critically important AFTERWORD, verify PI, or see a
Floyd | short POEM?
Floyd | >
Doug says, "oh."
Roger says, "I arrived at the right time"
Jacqueline says (to Roger), "ha"
Doug says, "our spirit was uplifted 19 times."
Jacqueline says, "I enjoyed that. Very unique and well-written."
DavidW asks, "Is 19 mystical in some culture?"
Doug says, "I know who the author is but I dunno if they've revealed yet"
DavidW asks, "19 eyes, 19-fold corridors, 19 times uplifted spirit?"
Teaspoon says, "sorry, something had come up"
Teaspoon exclaims, "hurrah everyone!"
Doug asks, "does 'prime' count as mystical?"
Teaspoon says, "the Greeks thought so."
Teaspoon says, "anyhow, that was fab and I did enjoy it a great deal."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "afterword"
Floyd ]  Cisthene
Floyd | >
Floyd | > AFTERWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | That's it: the end of Dreamland. There is absolutely, positively,
Floyd | definitely nothing more to find here. And if someone tries to claim
Floyd | there is, they are almost certainly commiting illegal actions,
Floyd | troller. Anything they submit to you should be processed in search of
Floyd | kryptosgraphic meaning.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT, UNDO the last
Floyd | command, read the critically important AFTERWORD, verify PI, or see a
Floyd | short POEM?
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "pi"
Floyd ]  Cisthene
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PI
Floyd |
Floyd | Pi: three point 141 592 653 589 793 238 462 643 383 279 502 884 197
Floyd | 169 399 375 105 820 974 944 592 307 816
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT, UNDO the last
Floyd | command, read the critically important AFTERWORD, verify PI, or see a
Floyd | short POEM?
Floyd | >
Teaspoon says (to Floyd), "poem"
Floyd ]  Cisthene
Floyd | >
Floyd | > POEM
Floyd |
Floyd | French is a dead language,
Floyd | as dead as dead can be,
Floyd | unrecognized by metal eyes
Floyd | but hopef'lly not by thee.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT, UNDO the last
Floyd | command, read the critically important AFTERWORD, verify PI, or see a
Floyd | short POEM?
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  Cisthene
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | Cisthene
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug asks, "was 'orchestral pi' not a typo?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give eye to deino"
Floyd ]  Cisthene
Floyd | >
Floyd | > GIVE EYE TO DEINO
Floyd |
Floyd | The Deino closes her hands about your offering. She holds up the eye,
Floyd | then swings it in a slow arc to survey the world around her.
Floyd |
Floyd | Then she passes the eye to her sister, and as she does, you notice the
Floyd | youth leaving her face. Her sister passes the eye along and grows grey
Floyd | and withered in turn, and all three sisters hunch in upon themselves
Floyd | as they encircle the eyeball.
Floyd |
Floyd | The gates of Cisthene open to you, and you go down to the Sunlight
Floyd | Gardener's School, where the citizens embrace you in broad triangles
Floyd | and uplift your spirit nineteen times.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** That's the way Dreamland was supposed to end. ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT, UNDO the last
Floyd | command, read the critically important AFTERWORD, verify PI, or see a
Floyd | short POEM?
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Looks like the choice of sister doesn't matter much."
DavidW says (to Doug), "Pehaps not."
DavidW says, "Such a strange game that was."
Doug asks, "shall we try another? looks like Garbage Collection is a Z-file?"
Jacqueline says, "Lovely strange."
Teaspoon says, "agreed"
Jacqueline says, "I've got to run. I was intentionally looking for a shorter game today, but you all can of course keep going."
Teaspoon says, "I may have to go soon as well."
DavidW says, "Then maybe we should stop here, then."
Doug says, "sleep well!"




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