You Wake Up In A Bar

You Wake Up In A Bar
Oh-ho, new material for decrypting... Oh, right.
Deflect attention towards the honkit, Helen. Players cause their characters to do all sorts of weird stuff, right? It would explain so much about their behavior.

Edit: Interesting. Let Fixer know we would like a word later. There's a certain matter we should discuss. Or... Think that you want a word with Fixer some time? Preferably that, but either works if needed.
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dont think too hard dont think too hard dont think too hard HELEN
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Im so so so so so so sorry helen
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Well if we lie it could screw stuff up later, so tell the truth.
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"I don't really know any of you? I just got here literally today, why are you expecting me to know which patron was a player-controlled being. Sure, I could think of some suspects, but it's rude to condemn someone you hardly know about. I only learned of the existence of PCBs today! So... don't ask me."

"As long as patrons behave themselves, everyone is welcome."

>Continue working on Lauren's breakfast.
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CIPHERTEXT DETECTED

DECRYPTING IN PROGRESS...
SOME ARTIFACTS AND UNTRANSLATABLES MAY BE PRESENT.

DECRYPTION COMPLETE.
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HAVE A NICE DAY.
Noot noot doot doot.


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what if, i just,
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hm. May as well post what I've got, then.
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Quiet. Good for an unusual opinion. Doesn't talk much.
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NAME was an actual player-controlled being, unlike Helen, and was certainly an example of the dangers they were talking about. However, NAME might bring some of those dangers to bear on you if you rat them out.

Best to just say that you keep your patrons' secrets secret.
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REFINING DECRYPTION. PLEASE WAIT.


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DECRYPTION SHOULD BE MUCH PLAINER NOW.
Noot noot doot doot.


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I think it might be "lose some of the few things" and "deactivate than stop protecting".

And the first one, maybe "You could easily run through your personality and partition the part of it that can feel empathy. That's how I do it."
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(07-10-2018, 08:08 AM)Numbers Wrote: »REFINING DECRYPTION. PLEASE WAIT.


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DECRYPTION SHOULD BE MUCH PLAINER NOW.
The "part of its play" part may be "part of the plan." "find entropy" may be "feel unhappy."
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I think the third last letter in the entropy/unhappy isn't a p, although I think that 3rd(?) letter is an h.
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You're not really fond of this ultimatum. You're not responsible for ratting people out in the bar for being 'player-controlled'! Why's that such a bad thing, anyway? You're in that category, and you think you've done a pretty damn good job of making people's days better, so far.

Yeah, this just doesn't sit right.

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VOOL and Laren speak up, as well. The whole room buzzes with interest on this, and it seems your diplomacy skills have gone a long way.

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With the eggs done, having been shirred along with the other ingredients (which you suppose were just baked), you start to plate everything up!

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Well, that's another order on your belt, provided you have time later. It's probably not the biggest item on your docket, but it helps to know.

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Depricae, however, doesn't seem to be fully vibing with the current situation.

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Bave? begins nudging the slightly unsteady melon cup towards Laren's side of the counter with her snoot. Meanwhile, Ziczhz is still trying to reach towards one of the straws, to slurp at the empty cup... loudly. Very loudly.

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With that, Arivv manages to direct the rest of the Neck Squad to move the unwieldy, dirty melon cup in-between Laren and Depricae on the counter. Teamwork!

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The potatoes and weird meaty fungi-like substance, both chopped up, go on top of the eggs, and you drizzle the rest of the nice-smelling flavorings on top. And that's a finished meal, folks!!

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Immediately, Laren lights up like you haven't seen many times today.

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...Though you're still a bit confused as to why the PDA costs money, then.

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It seems trive is on your wavelength!

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EYE bleep-bloops in complete, baffled incredulity.

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Wait! Does that mean they're going? You did have a bit of intrigue you wanted to follow up on with Fixer, but... maybe you could... just think it really hard, and Fixer would retrieve it. Worth a try!

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Oh.

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The Neck Squad begins to stumble out of their seat, with Arivv doing her best to guide the mass, her legs extending out of the very bottom.

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As they begin to walk out, the many-headed Cardli tangle begins calling out in all manners of exclamatory goodbyes.

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You wave to Ziczhz!

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VOOL extends just far enough to deposit a pile of coins on the counter just as they're yanked away.

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You wave again. Neck Squad 1012 have left the bar very satisfied with their service, and approve of your lawful business. You have gained thirty-five red glass tokens.

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With that, EYE seems to see it fit to induce yet another prompt for you! It's almost like it's very good at that kind of thing, because that used to be its entire job. (Is it an input aggregator asking for inputs from someone else who is controlled by a different set of inputs? This is hurting your head.)

There's two (doable) orders on your docket, and the night has begun to die down. You suspect that no more patrons will be coming before the morning... at least, not with any good reason. You also wonder where exactly you're supposed to go after everyone leaves?

Bah! Questions for the future. For now...

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Cup status: 1 occupied (Depricae's B&A), 4 dirty (Ashen Corrugible, Antimatter Ale, Matterless Mash, TDMB), 1 broken, 3 free
Meloncup status: 1 dirty (HH)
Plate status: 1 occupied (Laren's MSD), 1 dirty (The Sate Catsberry), 2 free
Mug status: 1 dirty (Mulled Again Mulligan), 1 free

Scavenger ability: Unavailable (0/1 uses)
Intrusive ability: Enabled


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Still no Lineup update, but you've added some wonderful entries to the Cabinet to read up on! Don't forget to watch those ingredient counts-- wouldn't want to run out of the good stuff. (Psst: running out of the good stuff is actually a sign that you're a good bartender.)

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Let's start EYE's drink, and make it over two turns:
1 part Urgency, then add a Antipodal Shard and shake for the whole turn

Next turn add:
2 parts Water, 1 part Vodka, 1 part Fermented Unicorn Tears, 1 part Molasses, and 1 part Vermouth
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dont add urgency or antipodal shard, both of those would probably mess up everything else. water and fermented unicorn tears would probably make it less viscous. as well.
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put in the exact opposite of water. tell them you were literally born today
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My theory is that the Urgency will become Patience, contributing to taking a long time to drink
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why not just add actual Patience then?
also put in some marmalade for viscosity.
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add a dead meme
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Wait, are we not restricted to the ingredients in The Cabinet?
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(07-11-2018, 12:11 PM)Reyweld Wrote: »Wait, are we not restricted to the ingredients in The Cabinet?

oh yeah, dang
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(07-11-2018, 12:11 PM)Reyweld Wrote: »Wait, are we not restricted to the ingredients in The Cabinet?

Nope, you're not! You add new entries to the Cabinet by typing in whatever comes to mind. You can use Cabinet ingredients, of course, but those have limited supply-- eventually you must move on to greener pastures.
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Use the cucumbers. Use ALL of the cucumbers.
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