ClubFloyd Transcript:
Sigil Reader (Field) by veritytrue
As played on ifMUD on October 9, 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 Sigil Reader (Field) written by veritytrue. You can learn more about the game, including how to download it, by visiting IFDB.


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 (to Floyd), "load sleepmask sigilreader"
Floyd ]
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like a primer on interactive fiction? (Type yes or no, then
Floyd | hit ENTER.)
Jacqueline says, "No, I think."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | hit ENTER.)
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A boom rolled through my body.
Floyd |
Floyd | When I woke, it was high noon, and the air was dead.
Floyd |
Floyd | Press any key to proceed.
Jacqueline pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | Sigil Reader (Field)
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by verityvirtue
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 161007 / Inform 7 build 6L38 (I6/v6.33 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | Station Lobby
Floyd | Concrete floor. Linoleum ceiling... How long had I been out?
Floyd |
Floyd | Or was it just me? I looked around the lobby, familiar as my own
Floyd | shoes: it was narrow, and it was where captured objects or monsters to
Floyd | be quarantined were logged.
Floyd |
Floyd | Anyone with a staff ID could tap in to the north, and to the east was
Floyd | the quarantine room. The red light above the doorway was dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | A card scanner, installed after we heard about the Kampong Slasher,
Floyd | prevented unauthorised personnel from entering the main offices.
Floyd |
Floyd | Plaques covered the wall of the Station Lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | A reception desk took centre stage, a bastion of sense against
Floyd | whatever the public had to offer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Past tense... serial killers... intriguing..."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ME
Floyd |
Floyd | T-shirt. Jeans. Black leather boots, heavy and sturdy, but my
Floyd | footsteps felt light. As if my feet weren't touching the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | I was carrying:
Floyd |   a pair of boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a pair of jeans (being worn)
Floyd |   a t-shirt (being worn)
Floyd |   a brass key
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x key"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | A brass-coloured key the length of my little finger.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x jeans"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X JEANS
Floyd |
Floyd | Blue jeans. Empty pockets.
Floyd |
Floyd | I'd be a bit more settled if I could examine the sigils in this place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Damn."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x sigils"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SIGILS
Floyd |
Floyd | You can't use multiple objects with that verb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x sigil"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SIGIL
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the protection sigil, sigil of speed or the sigil
Floyd | of silence?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Am I going too fast for people?"
Gerynar says, "not for me"
Roger says, "I'm ok"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x protection sigil"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PROTECTION SIGIL
Floyd |
Floyd | A swirling sign encircled in jasper, just one of the many wards that
Floyd | guarded the Station. But protected by whom? I frowned; this sigil was
Floyd | distorted, like it was half-melted. Had something breached its
Floyd | protective borders?
Floyd |
Floyd | It was all coming back.
Floyd |
Floyd | Something made me look down, and there was my ID card clipped to my
Floyd | belt. Had it always been there?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x card"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CARD
Floyd |
Floyd | (the ID card)
Floyd | This card allowed me access into the staff-only areas of the Station.
Floyd | My name was Priyanka Ramasamy and my rank was Sigil Reader (Field). I
Floyd | was the only one in the Station who knew about sigils.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger asks, "The g is soft(ish), right?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x sigil of speed"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SIGIL OF SPEED
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine is more and more intrigued.
Jacqueline says, "Like a j, I think."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x sigil of silence"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SIGIL OF SILENCE
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "about"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ABOUT
Floyd |
Floyd | Well, thank you, dear reader, for checking out the credits!
Floyd |
Floyd | Thanks go out to beta testers, who were, in alphabetical order,
Floyd | Anubisline9, Fade Manley, Kasran, Louise, Mike Preston (Ade) and
Floyd | mathbrush! (Special mention to Mike Preston and Joey Jones for Inform
Floyd | 7 help.) Also, a shoutout to my tea party pantheon. Aaaa.
Floyd |
Floyd | This was originally conceived in a suggested game jam on /r/twinegames
[LINK]Floyd | reddit_twine_game_jam).
Floyd |
Floyd | Icons used in the (blurry) logo on cover art are by Oliviu Stoian
Floyd | (arrow) and EliRatus (atom), and are available from The Noun Project
[LINK]Floyd |
Floyd | Michael Martin made the extension used in the endgame, Quip-Based
Floyd | Conversation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine exclaims, "Funny coincidence!"
Jacqueline asks, "Hm? What is?"
Peregrine says, "This was originally a hyperlinks sort of game before becoming parser"
Peregrine says, "Which is exactly the same as what happened to my own IFcomp entry"
Jacqueline says, "Ah."
Peregrine says, "Sorry, I was rambling"
Jacqueline says, "No apologies needed."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x sigil"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SIGIL
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the protection sigil, sigil of speed or the sigil
Floyd | of silence?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x sigil of speed"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SIGIL OF SPEED
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Odd."
Jacqueline says, "So, I guess we have a key card. Odd that we didn't see it when we took inventory."
Jacqueline says, "We've examined them all, and only protection has a description."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | I was carrying:
Floyd |   an ID card
Floyd |   a pair of boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a pair of jeans (being worn)
Floyd |   a t-shirt (being worn)
Floyd |   a brass key
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "Could be intentional, could be speedy weirdness"
Jacqueline says, "Okay, now we see the key as well."
Jacqueline says, "The ID card, I mean."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x key"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | A brass-coloured key the length of my little finger.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Station Lobby
Floyd | Concrete floor. Linoleum ceiling... How long had I been out?
Floyd |
Floyd | Or was it just me? I looked around the lobby, familiar as my own
Floyd | shoes: it was narrow, and it was where captured objects or monsters to
Floyd | be quarantined were logged.
Floyd |
Floyd | Anyone with a staff ID could tap in to the north, and to the east was
Floyd | the quarantine room. The red light above the doorway was dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | A card scanner, installed after we heard about the Kampong Slasher,
Floyd | prevented unauthorised personnel from entering the main offices.
Floyd |
Floyd | Plaques covered the wall of the Station Lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | A reception desk took centre stage, a bastion of sense against
Floyd | whatever the public had to offer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x red light"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X RED LIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | The alarm for the Quarantine Room. It was triggered by dark, fire, and
Floyd | a host of other things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x plaques"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PLAQUES
Floyd |
Floyd | Varnished wooden plates, with the names of past directors engraved in
Floyd | gold, for having done something valiant or other.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "read plaques"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ PLAQUES
Floyd |
Floyd | One of them reads, "This Certificate of Excellence is awarded to TAN
Floyd | AH LONG, Director of Station 31 (2010-2012) in recognition of his
Floyd | loyalty and principle to the end. Special recognition for services to
Floyd | DRIP."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "x desk"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X DESK
Floyd |
Floyd | The front of the desk had a metal crest, a shape I had seen thousands
Floyd | of times, yet in my present state I could not picture it with my eyes
Floyd | closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | Peering round the other side of the desk, my eyes were drawn
Floyd | inexorably to the sigil of speed.
Floyd |
Floyd | There was a metallic crash from the office space.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Ah, here it is."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x sigil of speed"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SIGIL OF SPEED
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "But, we can see it behind the desk."
Jacqueline says, "meh"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "x crest"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CREST
Floyd |
Floyd | (the crest)
Floyd | I made out only individual parts: a swirl here. A triangle there. But
Floyd | all together they made little sense to me.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "So, I guess there's someone in here with us and that crash was supposed to be a !! moment."
Roger says, "Maybe the sigil corps really shouldn't be hiring dyslexics"
Jacqueline says, "Um, your ableist language aside, I think the character is talking about shapes on the crest, not text."
Roger says, "Anyway, guess we should stay on the rails a bit longer"
Jacqueline says, "I'm not sure I see the rails. Other than exploring."
Jacqueline asks, "Which way do you reckon the office space is?"
Jacqueline asks, "N?"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Station Lobby
Floyd | Concrete floor. Linoleum ceiling... How long had I been out?
Floyd |
Floyd | Or was it just me? I looked around the lobby, familiar as my own
Floyd | shoes: it was narrow, and it was where captured objects or monsters to
Floyd | be quarantined were logged.
Floyd |
Floyd | Anyone with a staff ID could tap in to the north, and to the east was
Floyd | the quarantine room. The red light above the doorway was dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | A card scanner, installed after we heard about the Kampong Slasher,
Floyd | prevented unauthorised personnel from entering the main offices.
Floyd |
Floyd | Plaques covered the wall of the Station Lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | A reception desk took centre stage, a bastion of sense against
Floyd | whatever the public had to offer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "remember slasher"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER SLASHER
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "remember me"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER ME
Floyd |
Floyd | I must have worked here once.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "We could swip/scan our card, I guess"
Jacqueline says, "Huh. Remember is implemented."
Jacqueline says, "Yeah. I guess we should go check out the noise;"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Open Space
Floyd | The office space resembled a sports hall: high-ceilinged, with glass
Floyd | panels near the ceiling. Moonlight streamed through those panels,
Floyd | casting glowing shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | A whiteboard stood in front of a row of tables, with half a scribble
Floyd | in sigil notation. Smashed against one wall was a metal locker. How
Floyd | had I missed that before?
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the office lounge. To the west was the registration
Floyd | office. The lobby lay to the south, while more office cubicles lay to
Floyd | the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A standing whiteboard had been pushed to one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | I could also see a gear locker here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "read whiteboard"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ WHITEBOARD
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing was written on the whiteboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x lockers"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LOCKERS
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x locker"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X LOCKER
Floyd |
Floyd | This metal file cabinet had been bought specially for the new Station.
Floyd | It held all the various weapons and assorted equipment that field
Floyd | agents used. On the door was a protection sigil. Already it had become
Floyd | pocked with rust on the corners.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x protection sigil"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PROTECTION SIGIL
Floyd |
Floyd | A swirling sign embossed right into the metal of the locker. In this
Floyd | case, it was probably to protect the equipment inside. This sigil was
Floyd | warped. Had something breached its protective borders?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "open locker"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN LOCKER
Floyd |
Floyd | I opened the gear locker, revealing a group photo, a faded body armour
Floyd | and a Mingsheng's body armour.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x armour"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ARMOUR
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the faded body armour or the Mingsheng's body
Floyd | armour?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine asks, "Mingsheng?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "faded"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FADED
Floyd |
Floyd | The fabric on this stabproof vest smelled faintly of sweat, and bore a
Floyd | name tape in front. It read Priyanka Ramasamy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "So that's ours."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "wear faded"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR FADED
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the faded body armour)
Floyd | It was too late for this now.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x Mingsheng"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X MINGSHENG
Floyd |
Floyd | The only other vest in this locker - this was much newer than the
Floyd | other, and the nametape in front read "Lim Mingsheng".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "So, an idea I had earlier may be the case: we are possibly dead."
Roger says, "Damnit Mingsheng you had one job to do"
Jacqueline says, "heh"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "wear mingsheng"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WEAR MINGSHENG
Floyd |
Floyd | (first taking the Mingsheng's body armour)
Floyd | Yes, and what would I do with Mingsheng's vest? He hadn't seemed to
Floyd | get much use out of it, either.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "haha"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | I was carrying:
Floyd |   an ID card
Floyd |   a pair of boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a pair of jeans (being worn)
Floyd |   a t-shirt (being worn)
Floyd |   a brass key
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x t-shirt"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X T-SHIRT
Floyd |
Floyd | A plain white t-shirt. Well, there was a small stain high up on the
Floyd | chest. Probably sauce. I couldn't remember.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Probably sauce."
Jacqueline says, "Probably."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x stain"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X STAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "We are pretty saucy"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x chest"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CHEST
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Blood! *faints*"
Peregrine says, "Now I'm sure the PC is dead."
Peregrine says, "Either that, or we killed poor Mingsheng"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Open Space
Floyd | The office space resembled that of a sports hall, high-ceilinged, with
Floyd | glass panels near the ceiling. Moonlight streamed through those
Floyd | panels, casting glowing shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | The main office space was taken up by a cluster of chairs arranged in
Floyd | a rough grid pattern. In front of the tables, there was a whiteboard -
Floyd | did it have so many scribbles the last time I saw it?.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was a closed door. To the west was another room. The lobby
Floyd | lay to the south, while more office cubicles lay to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A standing whiteboard had been pushed to one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | I could also see a gear locker (in which were a group photo, a faded
Floyd | body armour and a Mingsheng's body armour) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x photo"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PHOTO
Floyd |
Floyd | I saw a group of people, clad in heavy gear, arms around each other's
Floyd | shoulders. Their faces were familiar, but if I examined some of the
Floyd | detritus left in the station, I might be able to dredge up their
Floyd | names.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Okay, detective work ahead"
Jacqueline asks, "Wait, so there are two whiteboards, and one has a ton written on it, but when we >READ WHITEBOARD it reads the blank one? Am I reading that right?"
Peregrine says, "Gah, disambiguation is a killer"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x white"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X WHITE
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "read scribbles"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ SCRIBBLES
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x whiteboard"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X WHITEBOARD
Floyd |
Floyd | An invaluable addition to group meetings. Where it had been empty
Floyd | before, it was now filled with notes. To one side, there was a note:
Floyd | "DON'T DO ANYTHING TO HIM UNTIL CLEARANCE!!!".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Weird."
Jacqueline says, "Thanks."
Peregrine says, "Oh, you did >READ WHITEBOARD earlier"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah"
Jacqueline says, "Silly me, with the reading."
Peregrine says, "The note sounds sinister."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "remember clearance"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER CLEARANCE
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine asks, "We must have captured the killer and then it all went wrong?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "remember Mingsheng"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER MINGSHENG
Floyd |
Floyd | I recalled the name, and I'd recognise him if I met him on the street.
Floyd |
Floyd | He was an intern, same as Gladys, who'd joined us not too long ago
Floyd | after leaving uni. We sometimes wondered. He'd had outstanding grades;
Floyd | he could have gotten government scholarships. And yet he came here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Open Space
Floyd | The office space resembled that of a sports hall, high-ceilinged, with
Floyd | glass panels near the ceiling. Moonlight streamed through those
Floyd | panels, casting glowing shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | The main office space was taken up by a cluster of chairs arranged in
Floyd | a rough grid pattern. In front of the tables, there was a whiteboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was a closed door. To the west was another room. The lobby
Floyd | lay to the south, while more office cubicles lay to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A standing whiteboard had been pushed to one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | I could also see a gear locker (in which were a group photo, a faded
Floyd | body armour and a Mingsheng's body armour) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x grid"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X GRID
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "remember Gladys"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER GLADYS
Floyd |
Floyd | She... I'd worked with her, once. Nice girl, wasn't she?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "The past tense is beginning to freak me out."
Jacqueline asks, "How so?"
Peregrine asks, "Uh, because it's got to be there for a reason?"
Jacqueline says, "Well, yes."
Gerynar asks, "has anyone tried moving the whiteboard?"
Jacqueline asks, "I mean what part of that is freaking you out?"
Jacqueline says, "Nope."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "move whiteboard"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > MOVE WHITEBOARD
Floyd |
Floyd | It was fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "It seems to imply that the narrator is hiding something to us"
Jacqueline says, "Okay."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Open Space
Floyd | The office space resembled that of a sports hall, high-ceilinged, with
Floyd | glass panels near the ceiling. Moonlight streamed through those
Floyd | panels, casting glowing shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | The main office space was taken up by a cluster of chairs arranged in
Floyd | a rough grid pattern. In front of the tables, there was a whiteboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was a closed door. To the west was another room. The lobby
Floyd | lay to the south, while more office cubicles lay to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A standing whiteboard had been pushed to one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | I could also see a gear locker (in which were a group photo, a faded
Floyd | body armour and a Mingsheng's body armour) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I think we're dead and trying to piece together what happened."
Roger says (to floyd), "DECOMPOSE"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > DECOMPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Roger), "yay"
Peregrine says, "#tasteless #hilarious"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "rot"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ROT
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "pray"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PRAY
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "haunt"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > HAUNT
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "remember office"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER OFFICE
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "remember me"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER ME
Floyd |
Floyd | I must have worked here once.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Open Space
Floyd | The office space resembled that of a sports hall, high-ceilinged, with
Floyd | glass panels near the ceiling. Moonlight streamed through those
Floyd | panels, casting glowing shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | The main office space was taken up by a cluster of chairs arranged in
Floyd | a rough grid pattern. In front of the tables, there was a whiteboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was a closed door. To the west was another room. The lobby
Floyd | lay to the south, while more office cubicles lay to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A standing whiteboard had been pushed to one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | I could also see a gear locker (in which were a group photo, a faded
Floyd | body armour and a Mingsheng's body armour) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x panels"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PANELS
Floyd |
Floyd | Several panes of glass were set in the ceiling at an angle and served
Floyd | as a skylight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "There's more rooms I think"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Uh-uh"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "x chairs"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CHAIRS
Floyd |
Floyd | Just some plastic chairs. If I hadn't been told otherwise, I'd have
Floyd | thought they were castoffs from a school.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Roger), "Now I want to write a speed IF where you are dead and >DECOMPOSE works."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Office Lounge
Floyd | This was our lounge, and it was empty, which never happened. Paltry as
Floyd | it looked, it was where everyone congregated. To the west lay the exit
Floyd | out to the office space.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fancy television took pride of place in the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | In a corner was the heart of the lounge, the bar fridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large beanbag leaned against the bar fridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine asks, "Weird. The text says there's a closed door to the east, but you can go through it?"
Roger says, "spooooky"
Peregrine says, "Now it's obvious the PC is a ghost"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x beanbag"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BEANBAG
Floyd |
Floyd | A red and grey thing filled with small plastic beads. I did not think
Floyd | I had ever sat in such an impractical thing, but I vaguely recalled it
Floyd | being received with great joy from my colleagues.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "sit"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SIT
Floyd |
Floyd | What do you want to sit on?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "beanbag"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BEANBAG
Floyd |
Floyd | I got onto the beanbag.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "relax"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RELAX
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Office Lounge (on the beanbag)
Floyd | This was our lounge. Paltry as it looked, it was where everyone
Floyd | congregated. To the west lay the exit out to the office space.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fancy television took pride of place in the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | In a corner was the heart of the lounge, the bar fridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "bro your beanbag is haunted"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "search beanbag"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH BEANBAG
Floyd |
Floyd | There was nothing on the beanbag.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "haha"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x television"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TELEVISION
Floyd |
Floyd | (the television)
Floyd | A state of the art piece of technology which was one of the selling
Floyd | points of this place. It almost made up for its location in a remote
Floyd | corner of Perigosan. I remembered watching sports on the thing, though
Floyd | I personally couldn't see the point.
Floyd |
Floyd | The television was switched off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "turn on television"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN ON TELEVISION
Floyd |
Floyd | The television faded into life, showing a staticky rendition of
Floyd | teasers for TV show episodes. I had seen each of these for weeks,
Floyd | countless times over. Prodding the TV to change the channel only
Floyd | showed me the same teasers, but in different languages.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "x turn on television"
Peregrine says, "so much for TV"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x fridge"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | The bar fridge was a small machine, bought with office funds, which
Floyd | whirred continuously while only being slightly cold.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "open fridge"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | I opened the tiny bar fridge, revealing a packet of chips and a jar of
Floyd | pickles.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "remember pickles"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER PICKLES
Floyd |
Floyd | I recalled that I liked a good bit of achar, which is cucumber,
Floyd | carrot, baby corn and whatever else you think fit to put in, pickled
Floyd | with vinegar and tumeric.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Do ghosts like pickles?"
Roger says, "neither of those things require refridgeration! What fresh hell is this"
Peregrine says, "For some reason I was expecting to find my own head in here."
Jacqueline says, "Ugh, achar."
Roger says, "haha"
Jacqueline says (to Peregrine), "haha."
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "remember chips"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "take chips"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER CHIPS
Floyd |
Floyd | We in the Station liked our snacks starchy, crispy and preferably
Floyd | fried.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE CHIPS
Floyd |
Floyd | I was not hungry. I didn't think I would be for a long, long while.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Like, eternity."
Peregrine says, "haha"
Roger says, "some ghosts are hungry. Not us, though."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "eat crisps"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EAT CRISPS
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Oh, chips."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "eat chips"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EAT CHIPS
Floyd |
Floyd | I restrained myself. I would really rather not.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "eat achar"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EAT ACHAR
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "eat pickles"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > EAT PICKLES
Floyd |
Floyd | I restrained myself. I would really rather not.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "There's those vampires that hang out in vinegar jars. They're pretty cool."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "taste chips"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TASTE CHIPS
Floyd |
Floyd | I tasted nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "tast me"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAST ME
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "taste me"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TASTE ME
Floyd |
Floyd | I tasted nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Yeah, this is the Inform standard verb for which everyone forgets to change the default message"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "watch tv"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > WATCH TV
Floyd |
Floyd | A state of the art piece of technology which was one of the selling
Floyd | points of this place. It almost made up for its location in a remote
Floyd | corner of Perigosan. I remembered watching sports on the thing, though
Floyd | I personally couldn't see the point.
Floyd |
Floyd | The television was switched on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "So, explore more?"
Peregrine says, "Yeah"
Roger says, "Sure"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Office Lounge (on the beanbag)
Floyd | This was our lounge. Paltry as it looked, it was where everyone
Floyd | congregated. To the west lay the exit out to the office space.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fancy television took pride of place in the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | In a corner was the heart of the lounge, the bar fridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | (first getting off the beanbag)
Floyd |
Floyd | Open Space
Floyd | The office space resembled that of a sports hall, high-ceilinged, with
Floyd | glass panels near the ceiling. Moonlight streamed through those
Floyd | panels, casting glowing shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | The main office space was taken up by a cluster of chairs arranged in
Floyd | a rough grid pattern. In front of the tables, there was a whiteboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the office lounge. To the west was another room. The
Floyd | lobby lay to the south, while more office cubicles lay to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A standing whiteboard had been pushed to one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | I could also see a gear locker (in which were a group photo, a faded
Floyd | body armour and a Mingsheng's body armour) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob arrives, full of neither funk nor fun. Peregrine asks, "Go west, young man?"
Jacqueline says, "Sure"
Rob says, "hi"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Registration Office
Floyd | The sign at the door said "Registration Office", yes, but, over time,
Floyd | it had evolved into a holding room of sorts for visitors, even if it
Floyd | was poky and uncomfortable. It also served as temporary storage room,
Floyd | post office and junkyard. A gunky window let in the noon sun, and the
Floyd | rest of the office space lay to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarf hung from the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Blurry Polaroids were pinned to the noticeboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | A traditional paper calendar peeked out from behind the Polaroids.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "hi, rob"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x polaroids"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X POLAROIDS
Floyd |
Floyd | A cluster of photos, showing the Station staff, including non-field
Floyd | staff, at an evening function. The field director getting awards. The
Floyd | mud-spattered faces of Carlotta and Mingsheng, after a training
Floyd | exercise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "remember carlotta"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER CARLOTTA
Floyd |
Floyd | She was initially transferred from Punggol Station, I think, back on
Floyd | the mainland, in the thought that she would be a kind, motherly figure
Floyd | to the fledgling Station. Ha! She was taciturn, sardonic, and the
Floyd | least likely to be caught crying in public.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "take polaroids"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE POLAROIDS
Floyd |
Floyd | I had no need for these now.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "Just like dear old mom, in fact"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Registration Office
Floyd | The sign at the door said "Registration Office", yes, but, over time,
Floyd | it had evolved into a holding room of sorts for visitors, even if it
Floyd | was poky and uncomfortable. It also served as temporary storage room,
Floyd | post office and junkyard. A gunky window let in the noon sun, and the
Floyd | rest of the office space lay to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarf hung from the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Blurry Polaroids were pinned to the noticeboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | A traditional paper calendar peeked out from behind the Polaroids.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x scarf"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SCARF
Floyd |
Floyd | A wispy silk creation, printed with lilacs. There was a curly "G" in
Floyd | the corner, for the brand of the scarf, but it also stood for Gladys,
Floyd | to whom this scarf belonged. Beside this, someone had embroidered the
Floyd | glamour sigil. Perhaps I could try remembering her.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "remember scarf"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER SCARF
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "take scarf"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE SCARF
Floyd |
Floyd | That had never been my scarf. It slipped through my fingers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "hm, past-tense narration? intriguing"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "remember gladys"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER GLADYS
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the interns. She was a bit like Carlotta: always ready with a
Floyd | smile and, in some cases, a sweet. She was always friendly, and
Floyd | delightful to be around, although she could get astonishingly naggy
Floyd | for her age.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "We suspect that we may be dead"
Peregrine says, "Although that's uncertain"
Rob says (to Peregrine), "mmHMm."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Registration Office
Floyd | The sign at the door said "Registration Office", yes, but, over time,
Floyd | it had evolved into a holding room of sorts for visitors, even if it
Floyd | was poky and uncomfortable. It also served as temporary storage room,
Floyd | post office and junkyard. A gunky window let in the noon sun, and the
Floyd | rest of the office space lay to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarf hung from the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Blurry Polaroids were pinned to the noticeboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | A traditional paper calendar peeked out from behind the Polaroids.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x calendar"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CALENDAR
Floyd |
Floyd | It was the type of calendar which had one date on each sheet of paper.
Floyd | Each day, you had to tear the previous day's sheet off. Besides the
Floyd | date, there was also important information: the corresponding date on
Floyd | the Chinese lunar calendar, horse racing dates and public holidays.
Floyd |
Floyd | The date on the calendar was 18th March, 2015.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "rememer 18"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMER 18
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "remember 18"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER 18
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Registration Office
Floyd | The sign at the door said "Registration Office", yes, but, over time,
Floyd | it had evolved into a holding room of sorts for visitors, even if it
Floyd | was poky and uncomfortable. It also served as temporary storage room,
Floyd | post office and junkyard. A gunky window let in the noon sun, and the
Floyd | rest of the office space lay to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarf hung from the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Blurry Polaroids were pinned to the noticeboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | A traditional paper calendar peeked out from behind the Polaroids.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "remember march 18th"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER MARCH 18TH
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "There was a sigil on the scarf for us to check out"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x scarf"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SCARF
Floyd |
Floyd | A wispy silk creation, printed with lilacs. There was a curly "G" in
Floyd | the corner, for the brand of the scarf, but it also stood for Gladys,
Floyd | to whom this scarf belonged. Beside this, someone had embroidered the
Floyd | glamour sigil. Perhaps I could try remembering her.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "read glamour sigil"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ GLAMOUR SIGIL
Floyd |
Floyd | This sigil cast a dazzling effect on the viewer, making the owner of
Floyd | the sigil more attractive in their eyes. It was sometimes used on
Floyd | fashion products. This sigil had the particular quirk of making the
Floyd | inscriber a tiny bit more narcissistic every time they inscribed it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "So, we can only take stuff that was ours?"
Peregrine says, "Yeah"
Roger says, "Like our haunted pickles"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | I was carrying:
Floyd |   an ID card
Floyd |   a pair of boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a pair of jeans (being worn)
Floyd |   a t-shirt (being worn)
Floyd |   a brass key
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Registration Office
Floyd | The sign at the door said "Registration Office", yes, but, over time,
Floyd | it had evolved into a holding room of sorts for visitors, even if it
Floyd | was poky and uncomfortable. It also served as temporary storage room,
Floyd | post office and junkyard. A gunky window let in the noon sun, and the
Floyd | rest of the office space lay to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarf hung from the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Blurry Polaroids were pinned to the noticeboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | A traditional paper calendar peeked out from behind the Polaroids.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "I love a brass key"
Peregrine asks, "Why, why do keys in IF have to be brass?"
Rob says, "archetype"
Peregrine says, "I know, but still..."
Rob says, "it's when there's a further silver and gold key that it gets skeezy"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x window"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | Originally frosted, this window had been caked up with grime and dirt
Floyd | and cobwebs and other substances too disgusting to name, until all it
Floyd | let in at high noon was a diffuse, watery light.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "open window"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | It wasn't something I could open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Registration Office
Floyd | The sign at the door said "Registration Office", yes, but, over time,
Floyd | it had evolved into a holding room of sorts for visitors, even if it
Floyd | was poky and uncomfortable. It also served as temporary storage room,
Floyd | post office and junkyard. A gunky window let in the noon sun, and the
Floyd | rest of the office space lay to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarf hung from the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Blurry Polaroids were pinned to the noticeboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | A traditional paper calendar peeked out from behind the Polaroids.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "what I'd like, is if there's a brass key, '>smell key' reports how a brass key smells"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "smell key"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SMELL KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | I smelled nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "smells sort of like a trumpet"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x noticeboard"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X NOTICEBOARD
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x sign"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SIGN
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "take calendar"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE CALENDAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Unexpected."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Registration Office
Floyd | The sign at the door said "Registration Office", yes, but, over time,
Floyd | it had evolved into a holding room of sorts for visitors, even if it
Floyd | was poky and uncomfortable. It also served as temporary storage room,
Floyd | post office and junkyard. A gunky window let in the noon sun, and the
Floyd | rest of the office space lay to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarf hung from the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Blurry Polaroids were pinned to the noticeboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks (of Rob), "What does brass smell like?"
Roger says, "I guess our days are numbered"
Rob says, "hm."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "remember calendar"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER CALENDAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x calendar"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CALENDAR
Floyd |
Floyd | It was the type of calendar which had one date on each sheet of paper.
Floyd | Each day, you had to tear the previous day's sheet off. Besides the
Floyd | date, there was also important information: the corresponding date on
Floyd | the Chinese lunar calendar, horse racing dates and public holidays.
Floyd |
Floyd | The date on the calendar was 18th March, 2015.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x date"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X DATE
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "tear calendar"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TEAR CALENDAR
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob asks, "it's sort of tautological circles to say it smells like old pennies. (which aren't brass). or like an afternoon when it rained in the morning?"
Jacqueline says, "okay sure"
Jacqueline asks, "We tried remembering that date and nothing, right?"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "flip calendar"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FLIP CALENDAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Hm, no. I didn't want to. Things had changed (exactly how? Don't ask
Floyd | me... not yet.) too much and I wouldn't be able to put them back.
Floyd | Look: I just had this feeling that there was no more tomorrow - not
Floyd | for me, anyway.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "...not yet"
Peregrine gives Gerynar a medal for Psionic Ability.
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "remember 18th March, 2015"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER 18TH MARCH, 2015
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "nice authorial catch, 'flip' for the calendar"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "x board"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BOARD
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > UP
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says (to floyd), "remember today"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER TODAY
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "remember yesterday"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER YESTERDAY
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "remember tomorrow"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER TOMORROW
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Registration Office
Floyd | The sign at the door said "Registration Office", yes, but, over time,
Floyd | it had evolved into a holding room of sorts for visitors, even if it
Floyd | was poky and uncomfortable. It also served as temporary storage room,
Floyd | post office and junkyard. A gunky window let in the noon sun, and the
Floyd | rest of the office space lay to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarf hung from the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Blurry Polaroids were pinned to the noticeboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "well, those were my remember ideas, all in a row"
Peregrine says, "I think we're exhausted this room. Let's explore more"
Rob says, "lots of easter egg possibilities, >remember [such]"
Gerynar asks, "why is the noon sun shining when in the other rooms it was moonlight?"
Jacqueline asks, "Oh, was it moonlight somewhere else?"
Jacqueline says, "Huh"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "remember zork"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER ZORK
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says (to Gerynar), "that could be something"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "remember moonlight"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER MOONLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "or authorial oversight. but what if it's something"
Peregrine says, "Yeah, moonlight/daylight conflicts, further evidence that we're dead"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Registration Office
Floyd | The sign at the door said "Registration Office", yes, but, over time,
Floyd | it had evolved into a holding room of sorts for visitors, even if it
Floyd | was poky and uncomfortable. It also served as temporary storage room,
Floyd | post office and junkyard. A gunky window let in the noon sun, and the
Floyd | rest of the office space lay to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarf hung from the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Blurry Polaroids were pinned to the noticeboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "I guess hell isn't other people after all"
Gerynar says, "let's head back east real quick to make sure I'm not misremembering"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Open Space
Floyd | The office space resembled that of a sports hall, high-ceilinged, with
Floyd | glass panels near the ceiling. Moonlight streamed through those
Floyd | panels, casting glowing shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | The main office space was taken up by a cluster of chairs arranged in
Floyd | a rough grid pattern. In front of the tables, there was a whiteboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the office lounge. To the west was the registration
Floyd | office. The lobby lay to the south, while more office cubicles lay to
Floyd | the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A standing whiteboard had been pushed to one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | I could also see a gear locker (in which were a group photo, a faded
Floyd | body armour and a Mingsheng's body armour) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says, "timing"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "x moonlight"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X MOONLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "x shadows"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SHADOWS
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "that doesn't look as much like an oversight now that I've read both"
Peregrine says, "It could just be the paste tense"
Peregrine says, "Referring to different times in the past"
Peregrine says, "This isn't the immediate 'now' we're exploring, after all"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah"
Rob asks, "who is Mingsheng?"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "take photo"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE PHOTO
Floyd |
Floyd | That was fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "We're not sure."
Rob says, "ok"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "remember mingsheng"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER MINGSHENG
Floyd |
Floyd | He always had a joke or something funny to say, most often about his
Floyd | dog. But he was also a keen one in various forms of martial arts. He'd
Floyd | gone for championships. If he hadn't joined DRIP, he might have joined
Floyd | the police.
Floyd |
Floyd | He was an intern, same as Gladys, who'd joined us not too long ago
Floyd | after leaving uni. We sometimes wondered. He'd had outstanding grades;
Floyd | he could have gotten government scholarships. And yet he came here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "oh, thx"
Peregrine asks, "Ooooh, >REMEMBER responses change over time?"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "remember drip"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER DRIP
Floyd |
Floyd | The Defense Research Institute of Perigosan. Don't ask me who came up
Floyd | with the acronym, because that's just embarrassing. This government
Floyd | agency regulated and sponsored any research to do with defense,
Floyd | including military research. The Stations were set up to deal with
Floyd | magical and cryptozoological issues in the field.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Okay, this is the old clich´┐Ż of 'Asian = martial arts guy'"
Jacqueline says, "Oh that's a nice technique - not just that the >REMEMBER progresses, but that it still prints the other thing(s) you remembered."
Peregrine says, "Yeah"
Rob says, "cryptozoology? well now"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "remember drip"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER DRIP
Floyd |
Floyd | The Defense Research Institute of Perigosan. Don't ask me who came up
Floyd | with the acronym, because that's just embarrassing. This government
Floyd | agency regulated and sponsored any research to do with defense,
Floyd | including military research. The Stations were set up to deal with
Floyd | magical and cryptozoological issues in the field.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "remember sigil"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER SIGIL
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Open Space
Floyd | The office space resembled that of a sports hall, high-ceilinged, with
Floyd | glass panels near the ceiling. Moonlight streamed through those
Floyd | panels, casting glowing shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | The main office space was taken up by a cluster of chairs arranged in
Floyd | a rough grid pattern. In front of the tables, there was a whiteboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the office lounge. To the west was the registration
Floyd | office. The lobby lay to the south, while more office cubicles lay to
Floyd | the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A standing whiteboard had been pushed to one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | I could also see a gear locker (in which were a group photo, a faded
Floyd | body armour and a Mingsheng's body armour) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "Maybe push that board back"
Gerynar says, "it's fixed in place"
Peregrine asks, "Time to go north?"
Rob says (to jacq), "yeah, that's an author-is-nice-to-player nicety"
Roger says, "oh. sure."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Cubicles
Floyd | More desks and chairs. To the east was a closed wooden door. The
Floyd | office space was to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the west was the door to the shower, which I deduced from the
Floyd | waterstains creeping up from the bottom.
Floyd |
Floyd | A framed photo stood on one of the desks.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of these desks was especially familiar, and I felt I should know
Floyd | it better.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x photo"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X PHOTO
Floyd |
Floyd | The photo showed a smiling Mingsheng. His arm was around a
Floyd | happy-looking dog. The background was a blur of leaf green.
Floyd |
Floyd | I stared at his face, before realising that I did not recognise him
Floyd | because the last time I saw him, his face had been distorted with
Floyd | fear.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "remember mingsheng"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER MINGSHENG
Floyd |
Floyd | He always had a joke or something funny to say, most often about his
Floyd | dog. But he was also a keen one in various forms of martial arts. He'd
Floyd | gone for championships. If he hadn't joined DRIP, he might have joined
Floyd | the police.
Floyd |
Floyd | He was an intern, same as Gladys, who'd joined us not too long ago
Floyd | after leaving uni. We sometimes wondered. He'd had outstanding grades;
Floyd | he could have gotten government scholarships. And yet he came here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine shudders.
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Cubicles
Floyd | More desks and chairs. To the east was a closed wooden door. The
Floyd | office space was to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the west was the door to the shower.
Floyd |
Floyd | A framed photo stood on one of the desks.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of these desks was especially familiar, and I felt I should know
Floyd | it better.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "take photo"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE PHOTO
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x desk"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X DESK
Floyd |
Floyd | (the familiar desk)
Floyd | When I touched this desk, I felt like something slid into place. I
Floyd | knew this desk. It was my desk! I knew its grooves and furrows by
Floyd | heart. I recognised the rings where I had put a wet cup one too many
Floyd | times.
Floyd |
Floyd | This desk had a drawer, which was closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "But we don't have a camera"
DavidW arrives, ready to play with the toys.
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "open drawer"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN DRAWER
Floyd |
Floyd | (first unlocking the drawer)
Floyd | (with the brass key)
Floyd | I opened the drawer, revealing a chassis and a D-cell battery.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Aha, brass key"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "x chassis"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CHASSIS
Floyd |
Floyd | This small tube was glossy and had a nice heft in the hand - no
Floyd | surprise, considering it was made partly of black jasper. A notch in
Floyd | the interior of the tube meant that it could fit something at the end
Floyd | - a cap, or a lens. The corresponding lens was probably somewhere in
Floyd | the Station.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "nice"
DavidW says, "Sorry I'm late. Overslept again."
Rob says, "jasper"
Peregrine says, "So we have to make a camera? Sound not so ghostly to me"
Rob says (to DW), "good day"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "remember chassis"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER CHASSIS
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "hm. A past-tense game, eh?"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "take chassis"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE CHASSIS
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "remember desk"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER DESK
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Cubicles
Floyd | More desks and chairs. To the east was a closed wooden door. The
Floyd | office space was to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the west was the door to the shower.
Floyd |
Floyd | My desk was here as well.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says (to DW), "my first observation exactly"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "remember me"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER ME
Floyd |
Floyd | I was the sigil reader in these parts. Carlotta was my direct boss,
Floyd | and while the field direction was supposed to be the one supervising
Floyd | us all, he never really made an appearance. Mingsheng would always say
Floyd | the field director was off playing golf again. Anyway, I knew my
Floyd | sigils, mutable as they could be, and I could authorised to inscribe
Floyd | them where needed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine exclaims, "yes!"
Peregrine says, "Now I need a shower."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | (first opening the waterstained door)
Floyd |
Floyd | Staff Shower
Floyd | I opened the door to a small shower area. The floor was tiled royal
Floyd | blue with aquamarine accents. Air vents opened to the outside, and let
Floyd | in some sun. The exit was in the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | If I remained very, very still, I could still feel the walls shudder
Floyd | and... if I stretched out my hand... a warmth in a corner. What had
Floyd | been a person here. Not in the shower, but near the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | What had happened here?
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the exit to the office.
Floyd |
Floyd | A gleaming, iridescent lens lay on the floor of the shower. Had it
Floyd | rolled out from someone's pocket?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger asks, "Is Carlotta usually a male name?"
Peregrine says, "No."
Rob says, "not that I've heard"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "take lens"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE LENS
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "the lens"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "put lens in chassis"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT LENS IN CHASSIS
Floyd |
Floyd | The lens slid into place. I could now inspect things if I
Floyd | wanted to.
Floyd |
Floyd | I put the chitinous lens into the chassis.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "I guess it might be his last name"
Peregrine says, "Yay, puzzle solved"
Rob asks, "chitinous? is it an insect shell lens?"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Staff Shower
Floyd | I opened the door to a small shower area. The floor was tiled royal
Floyd | blue with aquamarine accents. Air vents opened to the outside, and let
Floyd | in some sun. The exit was in the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | If I remained very, very still, I could still feel the walls shudder
Floyd | and... if I stretched out my hand... a warmth in a corner. What had
Floyd | been a person here. Not in the shower, but near the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | What had happened here?
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the exit to the office.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | I was carrying:
Floyd |   a chassis
Floyd |     a chitinous lens
Floyd |   a framed photo
Floyd |   a paper calendar
Floyd |   an ID card
Floyd |   a pair of boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a pair of jeans (being worn)
Floyd |   a t-shirt (being worn)
Floyd |   a brass key
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "inspect calendar"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT CALENDAR
Floyd |
Floyd | I spotted no traces of hidden sigils.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "inspect photo"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT PHOTO
Floyd |
Floyd | I spotted no traces of hidden sigils.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob asks, "can the chassis be looked through now?"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "inspect me"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT ME
Floyd |
Floyd | I spotted no traces of hidden sigils.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "I think it's automatic"
DavidW says, "inspect the shower"
Rob says, "or >look through (lens/chassis) type formulations"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "inspect shower"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT SHOWER
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "look through lens"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK THROUGH LENS
Floyd |
Floyd | I found nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Staff Shower
Floyd | I opened the door to a small shower area. The floor was tiled royal
Floyd | blue with aquamarine accents. Air vents opened to the outside, and let
Floyd | in some sun. The exit was in the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | If I remained very, very still, I could still feel the walls shudder
Floyd | and... if I stretched out my hand... a warmth in a corner. What had
Floyd | been a person here. Not in the shower, but near the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | What had happened here?
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the exit to the office.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "inspect door"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | I spotted no traces of hidden sigils.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "inspect vents"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT VENTS
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | I saw nothing special about the waterstained door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "inspect floor"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT FLOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Staff Shower
Floyd | I opened the door to a small shower area. The floor was tiled royal
Floyd | blue with aquamarine accents. Air vents opened to the outside, and let
Floyd | in some sun. The exit was in the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | If I remained very, very still, I could still feel the walls shudder
Floyd | and... if I stretched out my hand... a warmth in a corner. What had
Floyd | been a person here. Not in the shower, but near the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | What had happened here?
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the exit to the office.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x stain"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X STAIN
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says (to floyd), "inspect corner"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT CORNER
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says (to floyd), "take shower"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE SHOWER
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Let's leave this shower. It's creepy, and I think we've seen all we could now"
DavidW says, "well, I'm late, so I'm not sure what the story is or what exactly we're doing"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Staff Shower
Floyd | I opened the door to a small shower area. The floor was tiled royal
Floyd | blue with aquamarine accents. Air vents opened to the outside, and let
Floyd | in some sun. The exit was in the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | If I remained very, very still, I could still feel the walls shudder
Floyd | and... if I stretched out my hand... a warmth in a corner. What had
Floyd | been a person here. Not in the shower, but near the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | What had happened here?
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the exit to the office.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Basically, we're reconstructing some terrible event involving magic"
DavidW says, "We might have to return here later to see what happened."
Peregrine says, "yeah"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Cubicles
Floyd | More desks and chairs. To the east was a closed wooden door. The
Floyd | office space was to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the west was the door to the shower.
Floyd |
Floyd | My desk was here as well.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Director's Office
Floyd | The door opened up to a private office, small by directorial
Floyd | standards. It had space enough for shelves, stuffed with ring binders,
Floyd | a desk and two chairs. The rest of the offices lay to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the centre of the desk was a rabbit skull, its bony surface
Floyd | burnished after years of contact with fingers.
Floyd |
Floyd | A newspaper article stuck out from under the rabbit skull.
Floyd |
Floyd | My notebook lay on the desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "Or someone slipped in the shower mundanely"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x notebook"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X NOTEBOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | I started this notebook early in my first DRIP posting - it still had
Floyd | my name, Priyanka Ramasamy, written on the cover in faded marker. I
Floyd | could read this, if I wanted to.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "haha"
Peregrine says, "read notebook"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "read notebook"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ NOTEBOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | Amongst the maps of Perigosan taped into the pages were notes on
Floyd | reading sigil notation, a shorthand for particularly dangerous sigils.
Floyd | A lot of this notation was in symbols difficult to render in normal
Floyd | text, but I could read it fluently. I had recorded sigils found in the
Floyd | wild: on walls, in letters and, in one case, on someone's body.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the last page, "Kpg Slasher" was written at the top of the page and
Floyd | underline. Below, I'd only scribbled, "near sight?? but where?".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine exclaims, "Seer-real killer!"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "remember kpg slasher"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER KPG SLASHER
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "So, second reference to a slasher."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Director's Office
Floyd | The door opened up to a private office, small by directorial
Floyd | standards. It had space enough for shelves, stuffed with ring binders,
Floyd | a desk and two chairs. The rest of the offices lay to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the centre of the desk was a rabbit skull, its bony surface
Floyd | burnished after years of contact with fingers.
Floyd |
Floyd | A newspaper article stuck out from under the rabbit skull.
Floyd |
Floyd | My notebook lay on the desk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "And we have a stain on our shirt"
DavidW says, "Perhaps if we carry the notebook with us, we'll make notes during our investigations."
Jacqueline says, "And it's too late to wear our body armour."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "take notebook"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE NOTEBOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | A folded piece of foolscap had been wedged in between the pages. I
Floyd | took it out carefully.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x foolscap"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X FOOLSCAP
Floyd |
Floyd | I initially took it for a piece of scrap paper. As I opened it, I
Floyd | found it was covered with the field director's handwriting, and headed
Floyd | with the title PRESS RELEASE. Informative. Not all of it was legible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "We have to stop that guy before he writes slashfic again"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "inspect press"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT PRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | I spotted no traces of hidden sigils.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "read press"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ PRESS
Floyd |
Floyd | (illegible) regret to confirm the deaths of Agents Priyanka
Floyd | Ramasamy and Lim Mingsheng (illegible) attacker was confirmed to be
Floyd | (illegible) while waiting to be transferred to police custody...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "aaaaaaaaaaaaaah"
DavidW asks, "uh. Aren't we Priyanka?"
Peregrine says, "Yeeees"
Peregrine says, "Weeeee aaaareee ghoooost"
DavidW asks, "So we are dead?"
Peregrine says, "ooooooooo"
DavidW asks, "Did we know this before?"
Peregrine says, "noooooooooooo"
Gerynar says, "we suspected"
Peregrine says, "yeeeeeeeeeeees"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "x skull"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SKULL
Floyd |
Floyd | Its surface was beige and pitted with flecks of brown. It was small,
Floyd | with huge eye sockets, and a distant memory of O level biology
Floyd | informed me that this was a rabbit skull.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Alright, I'll stop going 'wooo' before it gets annoying"
Roger says, "We need to find who killed us, like in that Lindsay Lohan movie"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "inspect skull"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT SKULL
Floyd |
Floyd | I spotted no traces of hidden sigils.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "take skull"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE SKULL
Floyd |
Floyd | Even before this, I never liked to touch, you know, animal bits. There
Floyd | was a reason I was vegetarian, right? You know. So, no. Ew.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Director's Office
Floyd | The door opened up to a private office, small by directorial
Floyd | standards. It had space enough for shelves, stuffed with ring binders,
Floyd | a desk and two chairs. The rest of the offices lay to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the centre of the desk was a rabbit skull, its bony surface
Floyd | burnished after years of contact with fingers.
Floyd |
Floyd | A newspaper article stuck out from under the rabbit skull.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x article"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X ARTICLE
Floyd |
Floyd | It was a news article about Station 31. In the photo was a photo of a
Floyd | grumpy-looking man. Stubble covered his chin; his eyes were sunken.
Floyd | Reading the article would tell me more, and probably explain why he
Floyd | was shown going into our Quarantine Room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "take article"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE ARTICLE
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "read it"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ IT
Floyd |
Floyd | Some words remained beyond focus, though the words were already
Floyd | clearing up: "...had been found responsible for a wave of violence
Floyd | that swept Perigosan... Joseph Tan, under the moniker "the Kampong
Floyd | Slasher"...", "...had been waiting to be transferred to police
Floyd | custody...", "...initially believed to be an artifact..."
Floyd |
Floyd | As I read the article, or what I could make of it, I found myself
Floyd | holding a small horn key.
Floyd |
Floyd | I heard the sound of tearing fabric, and my fingers closed around a
Floyd | torchlight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | I was carrying:
Floyd |   a torchlight
Floyd |   a horn key
Floyd |   a newspaper article
Floyd |   a draft press release
Floyd |   a sigil notebook
Floyd |   a chassis
Floyd |     a chitinous lens
Floyd |   a framed photo
Floyd |   a paper calendar
Floyd |   an ID card
Floyd |   a pair of boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a pair of jeans (being worn)
Floyd |   a t-shirt (being worn)
Floyd |   a brass key
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x horn key"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X HORN KEY
Floyd |
Floyd | A key hewn of the horn of some monster. This key unlocked the
Floyd | Quarantine Room door. The shaft of the key was covered in dense
Floyd | inscriptions of not just sigils but other prayers to unknown gods.
Floyd | When I was still fascinated by these inscriptions, I would spend idle
Floyd | hours making them out. I was pretty sure one of them was simply,
Floyd | "HELP."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "inspect horn"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT HORN
Floyd |
Floyd | I spotted no traces of hidden sigils.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "read horn key"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > READ HORN KEY
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x torchlight"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TORCHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | (the torchlight)
Floyd | It was a short black torchlight, too light to be used as a bludgeon,
Floyd | too weak to dazzle unwary agents. We'd let the strange man keep it.
Floyd | Should we have known that this was the Kampong Slasher?
Floyd |
Floyd | The torchlight was switched off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "switch on torchlight"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SWITCH ON TORCHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | (the torchlight)
Floyd | This thing wouldn't give light unless it had a battery in it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "inspect torchlight"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT TORCHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | (the torchlight)
Floyd | I spotted no traces of hidden sigils.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Puzzle time..."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Director's Office
Floyd | The door opened up to a private office, small by directorial
Floyd | standards. It had space enough for shelves, stuffed with ring binders,
Floyd | a desk and two chairs. The rest of the offices lay to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the centre of the desk was a rabbit skull, its bony surface
Floyd | burnished after years of contact with fingers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "We have a battery, or should"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "search skull"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SEARCH SKULL
Floyd |
Floyd | I found nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says, "there was a bettery in our desk"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | I was carrying:
Floyd |   a torchlight
Floyd |   a horn key
Floyd |   a newspaper article
Floyd |   a draft press release
Floyd |   a sigil notebook
Floyd |   a chassis
Floyd |     a chitinous lens
Floyd |   a framed photo
Floyd |   a paper calendar
Floyd |   an ID card
Floyd |   a pair of boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a pair of jeans (being worn)
Floyd |   a t-shirt (being worn)
Floyd |   a brass key
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Yeah"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Cubicles
Floyd | More desks and chairs. To the east was the door leading to the field
Floyd | director's office. The office space was to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the west was the door to the shower.
Floyd |
Floyd | My desk was here as well.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x desk"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X DESK
Floyd |
Floyd | (the familiar desk)
Floyd | When I touched this desk, I felt like something slid into place. I
Floyd | knew this desk. It was my desk! I knew its grooves and furrows by
Floyd | heart. I recognised the rings where I had put a wet cup one too many
Floyd | times.
Floyd |
Floyd | This desk had a drawer, which was open to reveal a D-cell battery.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "take battery"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE BATTERY
Floyd |
Floyd | (the D-cell battery)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "put battery in torchlight"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT BATTERY IN TORCHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | (the D-cell battery in the torchlight)
Floyd | The torchlight's battery compartment was closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "open torchlight"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > OPEN TORCHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | I opened the torchlight's battery compartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "put battery in torchlight"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > PUT BATTERY IN TORCHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | (the D-cell battery in the torchlight)
Floyd | I put the D-cell battery into the torchlight's battery compartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "close torchlight"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLOSE TORCHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | I closed the torchlight's battery compartment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "switch on torchlight"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SWITCH ON TORCHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | (the torchlight)
Floyd | It was too bright for me to see what was being projected. The noon
Floyd | sun, even filtered through the windows, washed out the torchlight's
Floyd | beam. I'd need a completely enclosed room for this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Cubicles
Floyd | More desks and chairs. To the east was the door leading to the field
Floyd | director's office. The office space was to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the west was the door to the shower.
Floyd |
Floyd | My desk was here as well.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Staff Shower
Floyd | I opened the door to a small shower area. The floor was tiled royal
Floyd | blue with aquamarine accents. Air vents opened to the outside, and let
Floyd | in some sun. The exit was in the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | If I remained very, very still, I could still feel the walls shudder
Floyd | and... if I stretched out my hand... a warmth in a corner. What had
Floyd | been a person here. Not in the shower, but near the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | What had happened here?
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the exit to the office.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob asks, "move to a moonlight room?"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLOSE DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | I closed the waterstained door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "turn on torchlight"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN ON TORCHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | It was too bright for me to see what was being projected. The noon
Floyd | sun, even filtered through the windows, washed out the torchlight's
Floyd | beam. I'd need a completely enclosed room for this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "oookay"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | (first opening the waterstained door)
Floyd |
Floyd | Cubicles
Floyd | More desks and chairs. To the east was the door leading to the field
Floyd | director's office. The office space was to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the west was the door to the shower.
Floyd |
Floyd | My desk was here as well.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob asks, "feel the warmth?"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Open Space
Floyd | The office space resembled that of a sports hall, high-ceilinged, with
Floyd | glass panels near the ceiling. Moonlight streamed through those
Floyd | panels, casting glowing shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | The main office space was taken up by a cluster of chairs arranged in
Floyd | a rough grid pattern. In front of the tables, there was a whiteboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the office lounge. To the west was the registration
Floyd | office. The lobby lay to the south, while more office cubicles lay to
Floyd | the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A standing whiteboard had been pushed to one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | I could also see a gear locker (in which were a group photo, a faded
Floyd | body armour and a Mingsheng's body armour) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "The shower?"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "turn on torchlight"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN ON TORCHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | It was too bright for me to see what was being projected. The noon
Floyd | sun, even filtered through the windows, washed out the torchlight's
Floyd | beam. I'd need a completely enclosed room for this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Cubicles
Floyd | More desks and chairs. To the east was the door leading to the field
Floyd | director's office. The office space was to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the west was the door to the shower.
Floyd |
Floyd | My desk was here as well.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Staff Shower
Floyd | I opened the door to a small shower area. The floor was tiled royal
Floyd | blue with aquamarine accents. Air vents opened to the outside, and let
Floyd | in some sun. The exit was in the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | If I remained very, very still, I could still feel the walls shudder
Floyd | and... if I stretched out my hand... a warmth in a corner. What had
Floyd | been a person here. Not in the shower, but near the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | What had happened here?
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the exit to the office.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "enter shower"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER SHOWER
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x vents"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X VENTS
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | I saw nothing special about the waterstained door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "inspect door"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT DOOR
Floyd |
Floyd | I spotted no traces of hidden sigils.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Cubicles
Floyd | More desks and chairs. To the east was the door leading to the field
Floyd | director's office. The office space was to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the west was the door to the shower.
Floyd |
Floyd | My desk was here as well.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Hm..."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Director's Office
Floyd | The door opened up to a private office, small by directorial
Floyd | standards. It had space enough for shelves, stuffed with ring binders,
Floyd | a desk and two chairs. The rest of the offices lay to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the centre of the desk was a rabbit skull, its bony surface
Floyd | burnished after years of contact with fingers.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "turn on torchlight"
Floyd ]  Director's Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN ON TORCHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | It was too bright for me to see what was being projected. The noon
Floyd | sun, even filtered through the windows, washed out the torchlight's
Floyd | beam. I'd need a completely enclosed room for this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Wait, I meant use the torch in the shower..."
Jacqueline asks, "We didn't try it in there, did we?"
Peregrine says, "We tried, twice"
Rob says, "I meant use the torch in the room with the moonlight, and feel the warmth in the corner of the shower"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Cubicles
Floyd | More desks and chairs. To the east was the door leading to the field
Floyd | director's office. The office space was to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the west was the door to the shower.
Floyd |
Floyd | My desk was here as well.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Staff Shower
Floyd | I opened the door to a small shower area. The floor was tiled royal
Floyd | blue with aquamarine accents. Air vents opened to the outside, and let
Floyd | in some sun. The exit was in the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | If I remained very, very still, I could still feel the walls shudder
Floyd | and... if I stretched out my hand... a warmth in a corner. What had
Floyd | been a person here. Not in the shower, but near the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | What had happened here?
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the exit to the office.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "feel warmth"
Floyd ]  Staff Shower
Floyd | >
Floyd | > FEEL WARMTH
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Cubicles
Floyd | More desks and chairs. To the east was the door leading to the field
Floyd | director's office. The office space was to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the west was the door to the shower.
Floyd |
Floyd | My desk was here as well.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "ok there's that"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Open Space
Floyd | The office space resembled that of a sports hall, high-ceilinged, with
Floyd | glass panels near the ceiling. Moonlight streamed through those
Floyd | panels, casting glowing shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | The main office space was taken up by a cluster of chairs arranged in
Floyd | a rough grid pattern. In front of the tables, there was a whiteboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the office lounge. To the west was the registration
Floyd | office. The lobby lay to the south, while more office cubicles lay to
Floyd | the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A standing whiteboard had been pushed to one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | I could also see a gear locker (in which were a group photo, a faded
Floyd | body armour and a Mingsheng's body armour) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob asks, "west ?"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "enter locker"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER LOCKER
Floyd |
Floyd | That was not something I could enter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "turn on torchlight"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN ON TORCHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | It was too bright for me to see what was being projected. The noon
Floyd | sun, even filtered through the windows, washed out the torchlight's
Floyd | beam. I'd need a completely enclosed room for this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Registration Office
Floyd | The sign at the door said "Registration Office", yes, but, over time,
Floyd | it had evolved into a holding room of sorts for visitors, even if it
Floyd | was poky and uncomfortable. It also served as temporary storage room,
Floyd | post office and junkyard. A gunky window let in the noon sun, and the
Floyd | rest of the office space lay to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | A scarf hung from the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | Blurry Polaroids were pinned to the noticeboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "turn on torchlight"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN ON TORCHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | It was too bright for me to see what was being projected. The noon
Floyd | sun, even filtered through the windows, washed out the torchlight's
Floyd | beam. I'd need a completely enclosed room for this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "ok, there's my ideas scratched off"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "close window"
Floyd ]  Registration Office
Floyd | >
Floyd | > CLOSE WINDOW
Floyd |
Floyd | It wasn't something I could close.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Open Space
Floyd | The office space resembled that of a sports hall, high-ceilinged, with
Floyd | glass panels near the ceiling. Moonlight streamed through those
Floyd | panels, casting glowing shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | The main office space was taken up by a cluster of chairs arranged in
Floyd | a rough grid pattern. In front of the tables, there was a whiteboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the office lounge. To the west was the registration
Floyd | office. The lobby lay to the south, while more office cubicles lay to
Floyd | the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A standing whiteboard had been pushed to one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | I could also see a gear locker (in which were a group photo, a faded
Floyd | body armour and a Mingsheng's body armour) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Office Lounge
Floyd | This was our lounge. Paltry as it looked, it was where everyone
Floyd | congregated. To the west lay the exit out to the office space.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fancy television took pride of place in the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | In a corner was the heart of the lounge, the bar fridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large beanbag leaned against the bar fridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "turn on torchlight"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN ON TORCHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | It was too bright for me to see what was being projected. The noon
Floyd | sun, even filtered through the windows, washed out the torchlight's
Floyd | beam. I'd need a completely enclosed room for this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "uh-oh. What's in the fridge?"
Peregrine says, "Pickles."
Jacqueline says, "Huh. I still don't see where you tried turning it on in the shower, but okay."
Rob says, "is there a 'completely enclosed room' so far"
Jacqueline says (to DW), "Yeah, pickles and chips."
DavidW says, "Oh. So no dead Mingsheng."
Rob asks, "the shower stall itself like jacq says?"
Rob says (to dw), "there are memories of Mingsheng"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "remember mingsheng"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER MINGSHENG
Floyd |
Floyd | He always had a joke or something funny to say, most often about his
Floyd | dog. But he was also a keen one in various forms of martial arts. He'd
Floyd | gone for championships. If he hadn't joined DRIP, he might have joined
Floyd | the police.
Floyd |
Floyd | He was an intern, same as Gladys, who'd joined us not too long ago
Floyd | after leaving uni. We sometimes wondered. He'd had outstanding grades;
Floyd | he could have gotten government scholarships. And yet he came here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "remember me"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER ME
Floyd |
Floyd | I was the sigil reader in these parts. Carlotta was my direct boss,
Floyd | and while the field direction was supposed to be the one supervising
Floyd | us all, he never really made an appearance. Mingsheng would always say
Floyd | the field director was off playing golf again. Anyway, I knew my
Floyd | sigils, mutable as they could be, and I could authorised to inscribe
Floyd | them where needed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Office Lounge
Floyd | This was our lounge. Paltry as it looked, it was where everyone
Floyd | congregated. To the west lay the exit out to the office space.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fancy television took pride of place in the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | In a corner was the heart of the lounge, the bar fridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large beanbag leaned against the bar fridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "enter fridge"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > ENTER FRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd | That was not something I could enter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob asks, "pull beanbag?"
Peregrine says (to DavidW), "Mingsheng's dead body stuffed into the fridge? That would have been silly"
DavidW says, "well, I dunno. I missed the beginning of this."
Peregrine says, "I was expecting to find the PC's head"
Rob says, "I wouldn't be surprised to find PC's body somewhere"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "look under beanbag"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LOOK UNDER BEANBAG
Floyd |
Floyd | I found nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "By the way, what sigils do we know?"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "tear beanbag"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TEAR BEANBAG
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "remember beanbag"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER BEANBAG
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Office Lounge
Floyd | This was our lounge. Paltry as it looked, it was where everyone
Floyd | congregated. To the west lay the exit out to the office space.
Floyd |
Floyd | A fancy television took pride of place in the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | In a corner was the heart of the lounge, the bar fridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | A large beanbag leaned against the bar fridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | I was carrying:
Floyd |   a torchlight
Floyd |   a horn key
Floyd |   a newspaper article
Floyd |   a draft press release
Floyd |   a sigil notebook
Floyd |   a chassis
Floyd |     a chitinous lens
Floyd |   a framed photo
Floyd |   a paper calendar
Floyd |   an ID card
Floyd |   a pair of boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a pair of jeans (being worn)
Floyd |   a t-shirt (being worn)
Floyd |   a brass key
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "We've got a key without a lock so that's good"
DavidW says, "I see two keys."
Rob says, "I thought the brass key opened our own desk"
Rob says, "oh, horn key"
Peregrine says, "Brass key = desk"
DavidW says, "ok"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x horn"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X HORN
Floyd |
Floyd | A key hewn of the horn of some monster. This key unlocked the
Floyd | Quarantine Room door. The shaft of the key was covered in dense
Floyd | inscriptions of not just sigils but other prayers to unknown gods.
Floyd | When I was still fascinated by these inscriptions, I would spend idle
Floyd | hours making them out. I was pretty sure one of them was simply,
Floyd | "HELP."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "blow horn"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > BLOW HORN
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Okay, I was just being facetious"
Roger says, "awww I was hoping that that word was going to keep changing"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "remember horn"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > REMEMBER HORN
Floyd |
Floyd | Nothing comes to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | I was carrying:
Floyd |   a torchlight
Floyd |   a horn key
Floyd |   a newspaper article
Floyd |   a draft press release
Floyd |   a sigil notebook
Floyd |   a chassis
Floyd |     a chitinous lens
Floyd |   a framed photo
Floyd |   a paper calendar
Floyd |   an ID card
Floyd |   a pair of boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a pair of jeans (being worn)
Floyd |   a t-shirt (being worn)
Floyd |   a brass key
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x boots"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X BOOTS
Floyd |
Floyd | Leather boots. Well-worn. A crest was stamped on the heel, familiar as
Floyd | a remembered texture.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "this is a curious combination of office-cubicle IF and magical-key-and-unknown-gods IF"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "inspect boots"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT BOOTS
Floyd |
Floyd | I spotted no traces of hidden sigils.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "I still think we should scan our card at the scanner"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "inspect shirt"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT SHIRT
Floyd |
Floyd | I spotted no traces of hidden sigils.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Office Lounge
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Where is the quarantine room?"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Open Space
Floyd | The office space resembled that of a sports hall, high-ceilinged, with
Floyd | glass panels near the ceiling. Moonlight streamed through those
Floyd | panels, casting glowing shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | The main office space was taken up by a cluster of chairs arranged in
Floyd | a rough grid pattern. In front of the tables, there was a whiteboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the office lounge. To the west was the registration
Floyd | office. The lobby lay to the south, while more office cubicles lay to
Floyd | the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A standing whiteboard had been pushed to one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | I could also see a gear locker (in which were a group photo, a faded
Floyd | body armour and a Mingsheng's body armour) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Cubicles
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Cubicles
Floyd | More desks and chairs. To the east was the door leading to the field
Floyd | director's office. The office space was to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the west was the door to the shower.
Floyd |
Floyd | My desk was here as well.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Open Space
Floyd | The office space resembled that of a sports hall, high-ceilinged, with
Floyd | glass panels near the ceiling. Moonlight streamed through those
Floyd | panels, casting glowing shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | The main office space was taken up by a cluster of chairs arranged in
Floyd | a rough grid pattern. In front of the tables, there was a whiteboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the office lounge. To the west was the registration
Floyd | office. The lobby lay to the south, while more office cubicles lay to
Floyd | the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A standing whiteboard had been pushed to one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | I could also see a gear locker (in which were a group photo, a faded
Floyd | body armour and a Mingsheng's body armour) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to DW), "It's out front, off the lobby."
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Station Lobby
Floyd | The narrow lobby was where captured objects or monsters to be
Floyd | quarantined were logged.
Floyd |
Floyd | Anyone with a staff ID could tap in to the north, and to the east was
Floyd | the quarantine room. The red light above the doorway was dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | A card scanner, installed after we heard about the Kampong Slasher,
Floyd | prevented unauthorised personnel from entering the main offices.
Floyd |
Floyd | Plaques covered the wall of the Station Lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | A reception desk took centre stage, a bastion of sense against
Floyd | whatever the public had to offer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says (to Roger), "a good idea. also what DW just said"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  Open Space
Floyd | >
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | I tapped my ID card on the scanner and it beeped like a disgruntled
Floyd | kitten.
Floyd |
Floyd | Open Space
Floyd | The office space resembled that of a sports hall, high-ceilinged, with
Floyd | glass panels near the ceiling. Moonlight streamed through those
Floyd | panels, casting glowing shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | The main office space was taken up by a cluster of chairs arranged in
Floyd | a rough grid pattern. In front of the tables, there was a whiteboard.
Floyd |
Floyd | To the east was the office lounge. To the west was the registration
Floyd | office. The lobby lay to the south, while more office cubicles lay to
Floyd | the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | A standing whiteboard had been pushed to one side.
Floyd |
Floyd | I could also see a gear locker (in which were a group photo, a faded
Floyd | body armour and a Mingsheng's body armour) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "oh this place"
Roger says, "still satisfying; thanks"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Station Lobby
Floyd | The narrow lobby was where captured objects or monsters to be
Floyd | quarantined were logged.
Floyd |
Floyd | Anyone with a staff ID could tap in to the north, and to the east was
Floyd | the quarantine room. The red light above the doorway was dark.
Floyd |
Floyd | A card scanner, installed after we heard about the Kampong Slasher,
Floyd | prevented unauthorised personnel from entering the main offices.
Floyd |
Floyd | Plaques covered the wall of the Station Lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | A reception desk took centre stage, a bastion of sense against
Floyd | whatever the public had to offer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  Quarantine Room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | I slid the horn key into the lock and the door clicked open.
Floyd |
Floyd | Quarantine Room
Floyd | This room was completely sealed and, despite the weather outside,
Floyd | chilly. The walls and floor were solid concrete. No windows. This room
Floyd | was built not to have weaknesses.
Floyd |
Floyd | LED panels would normally light up the room, but the panel casing had
Floyd | been cracked. Why was this room dark? Too many monsters thrived in
Floyd | shadow. I had to bring light into this place.
Floyd |
Floyd | The way out was to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "Horn key = quarantine"
Rob says, "hold on a sec"
Roger says, "yay, dark room"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "turn on torchlight"
Floyd ]  Quarantine Room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN ON TORCHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | In the gloom of the Quarantine Room, the beam of the torchlight was
Floyd | much clearer, and for the first time I saw why the Kampong Slasher was
Floyd | carrying this.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the puddle of light was the sigil of near sight, the most dangerous
Floyd | sigil of all, for it whispered sweetly of violence in darkness -- and
Floyd | this was the only place in the station in which it was dark enough to
Floyd | do that.
Floyd |
Floyd | There was a monstrous knocking at the outside of the Station: more a
Floyd | booming than knocking. I sensed that the sound was coming from the
Floyd | lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Also sounds like the quarantine room is enclosed."
Rob says (to DW), "..I was just thinking"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd ]  Quarantine Room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > LISTEN
Floyd |
Floyd | I heard nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Quarantine Room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Quarantine Room
Floyd | This room was completely sealed and, despite the weather outside,
Floyd | chilly. The walls and floor were solid concrete. No windows. This room
Floyd | was built not to have weaknesses.
Floyd |
Floyd | LED panels would normally light up the room, but the panel casing had
Floyd | been cracked. Why was this room dark? Too many monsters thrived in
Floyd | shadow. I had to bring light into this place.
Floyd |
Floyd | The way out was to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x casing"
Floyd ]  Quarantine Room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X CASING
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "what was the torchlight thing"
Roger says, "We can examine that sigil; it might be safe"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x sigil"
Floyd ]  Quarantine Room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SIGIL
Floyd |
Floyd | (the sigil notebook)
Floyd | I started this notebook early in my first DRIP posting - it still had
Floyd | my name, Priyanka Ramasamy, written on the cover in faded marker. I
Floyd | could read this, if I wanted to.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "Just a little flashlight I think"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "turn on torch"
Floyd ]  Quarantine Room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TURN ON TORCH
Floyd |
Floyd | In the gloom of the Quarantine Room, the beam of the torchlight was
Floyd | much clearer, and for the first time I saw why the Kampong Slasher was
Floyd | carrying this.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the puddle of light was the sigil of near sight, the most dangerous
Floyd | sigil of all, for it whispered sweetly of violence in darkness -- and
Floyd | this was the only place in the station in which it was dark enough to
Floyd | do that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "no, I mean, activating it in an enclosed room"
Rob says, "ah"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x sigil of near sight"
Floyd ]  Quarantine Room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X SIGIL OF NEAR SIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | This was a sigil I'd only imagined, read about in books, seen written
Floyd | in sigil notation (and those were always distorted such that they
Floyd | would never form a working sigil).In my years of working here, I had
Floyd | only seen the sigil of near sight once, and only once, because no one
Floyd | was allowed - by law! - to inscribe it within Perigosan limits. Though
Floyd | how could the law stop someone? It was, if not perfect, then a very
Floyd | good weapon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "inspect sigil of near"
Floyd ]  Quarantine Room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT SIGIL OF NEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | I couldn't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "oo"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "inscribe sigil of near sight in notebook"
Floyd ]  Quarantine Room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSCRIBE SIGIL OF NEAR SIGHT IN NOTEBOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "inspect sigil of near sight"
Floyd ]  Quarantine Room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT SIGIL OF NEAR SIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | I spotted no traces of hidden sigils.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob asks, "do we have to write sigils down?"
Peregrine says, "dunno"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Quarantine Room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Quarantine Room
Floyd | This room was completely sealed and, despite the weather outside,
Floyd | chilly. The walls and floor were solid concrete. No windows. This room
Floyd | was built not to have weaknesses.
Floyd |
Floyd | LED panels would normally light up the room, but the panel casing had
Floyd | been cracked. Why was this room dark? Too many monsters thrived in
Floyd | shadow. I had to bring light into this place.
Floyd |
Floyd | The way out was to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Roger says, "I think we might have to lure the dude in here somehow, or something, but maybe not"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "inscribe"
Floyd ]  Quarantine Room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSCRIBE
Floyd |
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  Quarantine Room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | I was carrying:
Floyd |   a torchlight
Floyd |   a horn key
Floyd |   a newspaper article
Floyd |   a draft press release
Floyd |   a sigil notebook
Floyd |   a chassis
Floyd |     a chitinous lens
Floyd |   a framed photo
Floyd |   a paper calendar
Floyd |   an ID card
Floyd |   a pair of boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a pair of jeans (being worn)
Floyd |   a t-shirt (being worn)
Floyd |   a brass key
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob asks, "which dude?"
Roger says, "The dude what murdered us"
Peregrine says, "The Kampong slosher"
Rob says, "oh that dude"
Rob says, "ha ha slosher"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  Quarantine Room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | Quarantine Room
Floyd | This room was completely sealed and, despite the weather outside,
Floyd | chilly. The walls and floor were solid concrete. No windows. This room
Floyd | was built not to have weaknesses.
Floyd |
Floyd | LED panels would normally light up the room, but the panel casing had
Floyd | been cracked. Why was this room dark? Too many monsters thrived in
Floyd | shadow. I had to bring light into this place.
Floyd |
Floyd | The way out was to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd ]  Quarantine Room
Floyd | >
Floyd | > JUMP
Floyd |
Floyd | I gave a masterful leap. I was mainly a scholar, not an athlete.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Have we seen anyone else? Other than hearing a crash in the next room at the beginning of the game?"
Rob says, "so I'm getting an east asian flavor from this game"
Peregrine says, "yeah"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Station Lobby
Floyd | The reception desk stood, devoid of human presence. But where there
Floyd | had once been a wall filled with plaques and the main door, now there
Floyd | was only a broken wall and the outside was to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A card scanner, installed after we heard about the Kampong Slasher,
Floyd | prevented unauthorised personnel from entering the main offices.
Floyd |
Floyd | Plaques covered the wall of the Station Lobby.
Floyd |
Floyd | A reception desk took centre stage, a bastion of sense against
Floyd | whatever the public had to offer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "one point for custom 'jump' response"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "x desk"
Floyd ]  Station Lobby
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X DESK
Floyd |
Floyd | The front of the desk had a metal crest, a shape I had seen thousands
Floyd | of times, yet in my present state I could not picture it with my eyes
Floyd | closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | Peering round the other side of the desk, my eyes were drawn
Floyd | inexorably to the sigil of speed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  The Great Outside
Floyd | >
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The Great Outside
Floyd | I found myself in a narrow alley. The walls around me were dotted with
Floyd | exposed wires and satellite dishes and water pipes; this obvious
Floyd | breach of health and safety would never have been tolerated anywhere
Floyd | in Perigosan but in the Walled City. And I knew this place: there were
Floyd | precious few names for it, but this was where we'd once uncovered a
Floyd | rift in the fabric of this dimension... pretty much.
Floyd |
Floyd | A towel flapped in a sudden gust of wind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "sigil of speed on the desk"
Rob says, "always bring your towel, says douglas adams"
Peregrine says, "Someone was banging on the door, when we turn on the torch in the dark"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "take towel"
Floyd ]  The Great Outside
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TAKE TOWEL
Floyd |
Floyd | This did not belong to me.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says, "aw"
Rob says, "nuts"
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "inspect towel"
Floyd ]  The Great Outside
Floyd | >
Floyd | > INSPECT TOWEL
Floyd |
Floyd | I spotted no traces of hidden sigils.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Peregrine says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  The Great Outside
Floyd | >
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd | The Great Outside
Floyd | I found myself in a narrow alley. The walls around me were dotted with
Floyd | exposed wires and satellite dishes and water pipes; this obvious
Floyd | breach of health and safety would never have been tolerated anywhere
Floyd | in Perigosan but in the Walled City. And I knew this place: there were
Floyd | precious few names for it, but this was where we'd once uncovered a
Floyd | rift in the fabric of this dimension... pretty much.
Floyd |
Floyd | A towel flapped in a sudden gust of wind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x towel"
Floyd ]  The Great Outside
Floyd | >
Floyd | > X TOWEL
Floyd |
Floyd | What little fabric was not soaked through with dried blood was stained
Floyd | from frequent use. The corner of the towel was marked with a name tape
Floyd | reading "Mingsheng", and the logo proudly proclaimed it to be from a
Floyd | local dojo.
Floyd |
Floyd | From behind me, I heard somebody saying: "Priyanka? Priyanka! Do you
Floyd | know that Gladys has been trying to get to you, but she kept getting
Floyd | me instead?"
Floyd |
Floyd | I turned, and true to life, there was Carlotta! Quizzical look on her
Floyd | face. Feet floating slightly above the floor. I should talk to
Floyd | her.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob asks, "there was carlotta ?"
Peregrine asks, "Carlotta is a ghost too?"
Rob says, "mingsheng's towel"
Rob says, "talk to carlotta I guess is the thing. but I'm still reading this description"
Jacqueline says, "Yes, there's a Carlotta and a Gldys and a Mingsheng."
DavidW says, "I wonder if Gladys is the office clairvoyant."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "talk to Carlotta"
Floyd ]  The Great Outside
Floyd | >
Floyd | > TALK TO CARLOTTA
Floyd |
Floyd [1] Why are you here?
Floyd [2] What have I done?
Floyd [3] Why are you floating above the ground?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "So, let's decide as a group."
Peregrine says, "'True to death' would be more apropos"
DavidW says, "3"
Peregrine says, "3, definetely"
Rob asks, "is PC's name Priyanka?"
Jacqueline says, "I like 3 as well."
DavidW says (to Rob), "yes"
Peregrine says (to Robe), "yes"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "3"
Floyd ]  The Great Outside
Floyd | >
Floyd | > 3
Floyd |
Floyd | "Carlotta, why are your feet not touching the ground?"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Priyanka, you sure you work for DRIP?" she says, with a teasing
Floyd | smile.
Floyd |
Floyd [1] Why are you here?
Floyd [2] What have I done?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Rob says, "I like 1 before 2"
Peregrine says, "1"
DavidW says, "either is fine"
Jacqueline says, "I am in different."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "1"
Floyd ]  The Great Outside
Floyd | >
Floyd | > 1
Floyd |
Floyd | Carlotta smiled, and suddenly I felt like I was home again. "I don't
Floyd | know if you've reached the same conclusion by yourself, but you're
Floyd | dead."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Bit of a conversation... killer, isn't it?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Carlotta rolls her eyes. "Still making jokes! Anyway, apparently
Floyd | Gladys has been trying to scry either of us for a week to figure out
Floyd | what happened. She could only find me, and she asked me to find you,
Floyd | kind of. It's nice to be back, isn't it?"
Floyd |
Floyd [1] Was this my fault?
Floyd [2] Carlotta, can you tell me exactly how it happened?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "har"
Rob says, "hum, 1 before 2 cut off the original 2"
Peregrine says, "hahah"
Rob says, "I hope I didn't lead us astray in this convo maze"
Jacqueline says, "I think it's fine"
Jacqueline asks, "So, 2?"
Peregrine says, "Yeah"
DavidW says, "sure, 2"
Rob says, "sure"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "2"
Floyd ]  The Great Outside
Floyd | >
Floyd | > 2
Floyd |
Floyd | Carlotta gave me a Look, the one which hinted that I might not like
Floyd | what she was going to say next.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I think I scry for you to see, better than I tell stories, huh?" We
Floyd | went in to the staff shower, to the full length mirror, and she closed
Floyd | her eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | Carlotta gave me a Look, the one which hinted that I might not like
Floyd | what she was going to say next.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I think I scry for you to see, better than I talk talk talk at you."
Floyd | So we went in to the staff shower, to the full length mirror, and she
Floyd | closed her eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | I'm reinscribing the protection sigil on the reception desk when
Floyd | the Quarantine Room alarm goes off. I go in, inscribing knife still in
Floyd | hand, and the airlock doors shut behind me. 
Floyd |
Floyd | "Do you remember this part?" she asks, and I nod.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Kampong Slasher had tucked his blanket over the light casing,
Floyd | blocking out not all, but enough, light. As I reach for the blanket,
Floyd | he takes out his torchlight and turns it on. My eyes go to the pool of
Floyd | light, naturally. I take in the sigil of near sight, naturally. One
Floyd | glance is enough.
Floyd |
Floyd | When I emerge, my eyes are red-rimmed and watery. Mingsheng is
Floyd | rushing at me (or I him?) - and I catch him in the stomach with--
Floyd |
Floyd | I can't bear to see any more. I turn away, but the alley around me is
Floyd | fading into white like a cheap TV transition. The last thing I feel
Floyd | before nothingness takes over is her hand on my arm.
Floyd |
Floyd | "It wasn't your fault," she says, from a long, long way away.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** The End ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, QUIT or UNDO the last
Floyd | command?
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "WHOA"
Rob says, "dang blast"
Rob says, "wait, let's read this for a minute"
Jacqueline says, "Weird repeat."
Rob says, "it might indicate why it was wrong"
Peregrine says, "So, basically we killed Mingsheng under the influence of the sigil"
DavidW says, "I get the feeling that English is not the author's first language."
Jacqueline asks, "Do you all not know Verity?"
Peregrine asks, "?"
Jacqueline says, "The author. I guess you all don't know her."
Peregrine says, "Nope"
Jacqueline nods.
Jacqueline says, "She's on Twitter and Euphoria."
DavidW says, "I've heard the name but don't know the person."
Peregrine says, "Ah, two things which I have not ever been on"
Jacqueline says, "That was actually why I wanted to play this, was because I was curious what sort of game she'd made."
Peregrine says, "It's actually very good"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah, it has a slow build, but I did feel like the ending came very suddently."
Jacqueline says, "er, suddenly"
Peregrine says, "Although I sort of guessed the ending near the beginning"
Jacqueline says, "Anyway, thanks, all."
Jacqueline says, "I'm afraid I need to get on to some other stuff. Family coming to town this evening."
Peregrine says, "Thanks, Jacq, for picking a good game :)"
Rob asks, "what story is this, by the way?"
Jacqueline says, "Not 100% sure I'll be here next week, or other Sundays until they depart."
Roger says, "I enjoyed"
DavidW says, "Sigil Reader (Field)"
Peregrine says, "An IFComp entry"
Rob says, "ah"
Rob says, "swell"




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