You Wake Up In A Bar

You Wake Up In A Bar
RE: You Wake Up In A Bar
A pro meal at this hour? Gonna have to be a breakfast of champions.

Pan-fry a fillet of kilgorian trout; once it's seared on both sides pour in half a bottle of Rain of Memoria. The poaching will evaporate off the less-common permutations of the trout, while leaving the duringtaste of what it never wasn't.

Serve on wholegrain toast, garnished with Veteran Parsley lemon zest and hollondaise sauce. Maybe some bacon on the side? Mushrooms?

Ask mordicae how they like their eggs. Stick whole orange and a shot of vodka into a juicer. Serve with an actual screwdriver in the glass once the rest of the meal is done.
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We could have Dep wash our stuff. That way dep gets out of its house and we'll be to spend more time making food and less time cleaning it up. We can use the saved time to serve food to more people, or make more substances with the unshaken.
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While you wouldn't mind having more hands at work, the price doesn't work for you. Still, you got an order, and you're determined to start with it anyhow! Grabbing two plates, you affix them to each other, something which is somehow a built-in function, and you make a clamshell shape, ready to accept anything within as a sandwich. You reckon this'll be a good way to finish off the dish, but for now you get started on pan-frying some odd-looking fish and getting some help along the process.

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Stax suddenly hops to work, and you're astounded by how... happy he looks, right now. His gleaming self is gleaming even brighter than normal, and the slightly cautious but overall eager demeanor is... well, it's encouraging. You just hope it's all the way sincere, or at least a nice balance between sincere and Stax.

With things started, though, you figure you can tell Mordicae you're unfortunately not interested in hiring.

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Mordicae huffs out sharply with disappointment, and gives the ground a mean look.

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It sounds like Mordicae could produce new ingredients with her CES production system, and she'd also want to verbally critique every meal you make.

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You think Depricae could wash dishes, or otherwise keep things clear, but it definitely doesn't want to get too close to the meal-making process or aromas.

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Well, that's a rather different offer. 50 coins for either hiree might fit more easily into your budget. You ponder it a moment as you flip the kilgorian trout and begin very slowly drizzling the contents of a Rain of Memoria bottle, which was an exceptionally interesting-looking condiment in your bar.

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Stax suddenly leans over, beaming, and retrieving a scrap of paper from the ether with a soft, sparkly 'swoosh'.

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You take a brief look, leafy brow furrowing.

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...wow. You're not sure how to properly respond to some of these things. Why would you want an electric whak that hurts you if you blow your head off? When would that circumstance come up?

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He says 'plate' just as you start to plate everything, including his many assorted contributions. You're a bit proud of the starman! The Hollandaise even looks like real food.

Mordicae groans a bit.

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Well, that is another option. Hiring Laren might be a decent, if temporary, way to assuage some of her problems, but you're really not sure how sustainable that is, especially with Stax around. You recall a couple doctors thus far, as well-- O'Hare, who seemed good at helping organic beings, but seems to have little disregard for bedside manner, and Sublimate, who seemed good at helping mechanical beings, but also tended to want to diagnose people's personal problems alongside.

You'd have to meet with them somehow first, and each might want some coinage to pay for their work, and the General Store might have desired items.

There's also a question of how you should finish off this meal and drink! The food is starting to be plated, but any finishing touches (including any creative use of the plate clamshell) is up in the air, and the drink right now is only a juiced lemon-vodka mix with a screwdriver.

Finally, there's Clippy Butagun, who is still just sitting completely frozen in a barely-lucid catatonia.

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Cup status: 5 free, 2 dirty (Into That Foggy Night, Shaken Starred), 1 occupied (Mordicae's WIP [0.5/1])
Meloncup status: 1 free
Plate status: 2 free, 2 occupied (Mordicae's WIP [1/3])
Mug status: 2 free


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quinticals
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>I want to save up our coins. I'm sure you'd both be good workers, be can't hire you right now.
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Ask Stax what that line on the pamphlet about providing more information to expand the library meant.
Ask Mordicae who this 'Muffy' person was. You know, just out of curiosity.

As for the meal, Mordicae likes post-obscure, acid punk, hostile art, and edible fashion. hm. I kind of have no idea how to incorporate those things into this meal. How about you sprinkle some, uh, "vibrative leptals" over the drink.
Vibrative leptals are a sugar-like substance, except slightly green. They have a slightly sour taste, and when imbibed they cause a minor reverberation throughout the consumers body, as if they were listening to loud, fast-moving and aggressive rock, except without actually hearing any music. The reverberation varies speed and pitch over time, until it finally fades away.
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"Hostile art"? "Edible Fashion"? I know just the thing: Edible thornvines! This will probably go bad.

Additionally, let's not buy anything yet.
Noot noot doot doot.

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Time to start finishing this mega-dish up. You start to search through your repository for last touches, including some particulate which seems to vibrate and a few slings of thornvine, which... is going to take some doing to properly attach to the clamshell of plates.

It is also time to drop a bit of bad news.

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Stax gives you a rather genuine-looking grin. But you're still just a little lost.

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Suddenly, the air in the room shifts a little-- the starman's grin fades, and he replaces it with a bit of a dumbfounded glare.

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Well, seems that wasn't the right question to be asking. You decide to brush it off, just as you're brushing on some last-minute Hollandaise.

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This strikes you as vaguely familiar.

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More mentions of that... unapproachable topic. It doesn't sit too well with you, or you.

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The aroma of the finished dish is certainly wafting throughout the bar-- much to the silent disdain of Depricae, though it seems to have really amped up Mordicae. She jitters a bit, and although she wasn't really sitting before, she certainly isn't now.

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Stax hops in from the side, holding his hips with pride.

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The wait has been long enough, indeed.

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Mordicae coils around, darting from right and left, getting a very good look at the dish before she begins to dig in at all. She even gives your drink a good stir with the screwdriver, and you can tell the entire meal is extremely salivating.

Depricae is... not salivating.

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However, it seems she's not quite ready to comment, taking the occasional chomp and nibble in what seems like a random order.

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Stax leans up a bit against the counter, letting out a hydrogen sigh.

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He's probably fair in not liking her, much, even if he's not completely aware why.

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Just as the starman is about to formulate a retort, the bar doors swing open, allowing the two intergalactic couriers from the day before to finally return!

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Nadezhda immediately steps to the counter, taking a seat and letting out a deep sigh, her chitin settling. Voronezh follows after, and it's clear that the both of them are on dangerously low amounts of proper sleep.

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You, on the other hand, are feeling ecstatic about this! These are the only patrons who have just returned again and again, and more than anything you're excited to help them out.

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Nadezhda begins fumbling with her bag and retrieves something... squirming.

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She hands it to you, wiping off the slightly dirty front screen. It looks like this really is a living PDA.

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You fumble with it for a second, finally finding that a boop on the bug's snoot causes the screen to flick on, allowing you to... input, seemingly.

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Hm. Looks like you've got a plethora of options here, in addition to having a few orders to fulfill.

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Cup status: 5 free, 2 dirty (Into That Foggy Night, Shaken Starred), 1 occupied (Mordicae's Kingfisher Wakemaker)
Meloncup status: 1 free
Plate status: 2 free, 2 occupied (Mordicae's Kingfisher Wakemaker)
Mug status: 2 free


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Time & OrdersShow

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Your exceptional work on the Kingfisher Wakemaker has earned you ten new entries for ten new ingredients in the Cabinet!

In addition, if you're a newer reader of YWUIAB, it couldn't hurt to check the Lineup for full portraits of both Nadezhda and Voronezh.

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Dep really liked the liquid helium and Extremely Light Ingredient which was Matterhorn Chunk+Antipodal shard in the last drink we made for them, so those should be part of Depricae's drink. A dash of non-toxic glasses cleaning fluid (rose-tinted), Idyllweiss extract, all filtered through sphagnum moss gathered from the Stillwater Shores into a cozy mug.

Voronezh's drink should be mothgrant herbal tea, and seeing as they don't mind less-conventional spins on the tea genre, we can maybe go the tisane route with some chili seeds, decimated coconut, with a little side pitcher of bee-milk.

Nadezhda needs dangerously hot coffee with anti-blood and sub-orbital cocoa atomisation, poured into a glass lined with crystalessence milk and topped with Coolest Whip to act as a barrier so what is sipped out of the glass isn't deadly temperatures. You could put a chocolate-coated coffee bean or two on the side but why not a chocolate-coated spider?
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DESIRED PHENOMONIKER & DIGITS
[VERDANTBREW22]
DESIRED PASSPHRASE (minimum 85 phonemes)
[tellmywifiloveher]
CURRENT LOCALE
[The Bar]
DESIRED PERCEPTIBLE FORM (precisely 100x100 cells)
[blurry zoomed in photo of your own shrubbery]

User 'GREENE', you will also be required to configure your Adaptive PDA AI with a series of optional parameters. If the given parameters are not satisfactory, an unlimited number may be added for tweaking.

PDA TITLE
[Phone+]
PDA PERSONALITY-BIT
[Smart pet, please let me know if you acheive sentience so we can talk it out]
DESIRED THEME (GENERAL) (selections auto-generated by Adaptive Tech)
[A theme with red or blue lighting would be most beneficial for your photosynthesis absorption]
DESIRED THEME (STARNET) (selections auto-generated by Adaptive Tech)
[The blue swirly one.]
PDA FAVORITE COLOR (tvartospectrums now supported)
[whatever colour your flowers are]
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Also re: jobs, Mordicae could sell us an ever-changing selection of ingredients they've concocted which are too outre for most typical establishments to buy and cook with them. They get paid to make cool foodstuff that's beyond the realm of normie chefs and see it used, you get fun new ingredients.
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ADD PARAMETER...
WAVINESS: 1
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Gotta agree with Schazer's PDA suggestions!

I'm not an expert in drinks myself, so I'll stay out of beveragecraft...
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