not a number (a chat log adventure - 7-20)

not a number (a chat log adventure - 7-20)
#26
RE: not a number (a chat log adventure - 6-3)
>Message CrashedBurnt
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#27
RE: not a number (a chat log adventure - 6-3)
> erase *

Welcome to AXSIS CommandPrompt 0.7.2.

'*' is not a valid file or folder name.

> Request: AXSIS Gold

Welcome to AXSIS Gold 15.8.1.

> YOUR BALANCE
> SEND GOLD
v REQUEST GOLD
-> Request from: 'FORTUNATA, DIAMANTA'
-> Amount: 5g
> HELP

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5g received from FORTUNATA, DIAMANTA.
Message: 'You can just ask me for a few gold next time, silly. We live in the same home!'

> Open: The Suburbs (beta)

Launching The Suburbs (beta) 1.1.2...

Deducting PlayFee from linked AXSIS Gold account...

Switching to AXSIS HoloGameMode...

AXSIS HoloGameMode active. Close the game to deactivate AXSIS HoloGameMode.

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Saving and closing The Suburbs (beta) 1.1.2.

> Chat: CrashedBurnt

Conversation initiated between WitchesBlue and CrashedBurnt.
2105, 3d5mo
Other party is using AXSIS SpeechToText 4.7.0.
Other party is using AXSIS TextToSpeech 8.0.1.

[WB] so
[WB] propaganda huh
[CB] That's right.
[CB] The main character is clearly supposed to be an expy of the Goddess.
[CB] But it skips over all of the church's abuses.
[WB] yo uh
[WB] youre preachin to the choir
[WB] pun fully intended
[WB] but are you sure you should be talkin about how bad the church is
[WB] on a device made by the company that owns the church
[WB] kinda feels like youre buckin to get hit by a stray lightning bolt
[CB] Point taken.
[CB] In that case, take ten is a great game wink and I recommend everyone play it wink.
[CB] Definitely without a critical mindset wink.
[WB] now the million gold question is whether or not youre actually winkin when you say that
[CB] I actually have it set up so that when I wink it types the word wink for me.
[CB] It's very advanced.
[WB] oh cool
[WB] does it work for blinkin too
[CB] I don't blink know what blink you're talking blink about.
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#28
RE: not a number (a chat log adventure - 6-3)
>play take ten. We've got enough gold for that now, right?
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#29
RE: not a number (a chat log adventure - 6-5)
Wait so how do you actually earn money, if you can't afford to mine it? Is there a help function you can ask that to?
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#30
RE: not a number (a chat log adventure - 6-5)
> Help: AXSIS Gold

Loading AXSIS MobileOS 12.7.1...

Great to see you again, FIAMETTA.

Loading home screen...

Loading default applications...


Current time: 0921
Current date: 4d5mo

Launching AXSIS Gold 15.8.1...

Welcome to AXSIS Gold 15.8.1.

> YOUR BALANCE
> SEND GOLD
> REQUEST GOLD
v HELP
If you find yourself with no gold and nobody is willing or able to send any to you, there are many ways to earn it yourself! Simply download AXSIS EmployZone onto your AXSIS device and select a job that you wish to do! Your payment, minus the standard AXSIS EmployFee*, will be deposited automatically into your AXSIS Gold account upon completion of the job.

* The standard AXSIS EmployFee will not be deducted for users of AXSIS EmployPremium.

> Open: AXSIS Cast

Launching AXSIS Cast 11.4.6...

Welcome to AXSIS Cast 11.4.6!

v CAST
- Please enter the name of the spell that you wish to cast:
- Please enter any modifiers you wish to apply to the spell:
- Press SUBMIT when ready
> SPELL INDEX
> HISTORY
> HELP

> Open: Take Ten

Launching Take Ten 4.8.9...

Deducting PlayFee from linked AXSIS Gold account...

Switching to AXSIS HoloGameMode...

AXSIS HoloGameMode active. Close the game to deactivate AXSIS HoloGameMode.

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Saving and closing Take Ten 4.8.9.
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#31
RE: not a number (a chat log adventure - 6-11)
>open spell index
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#32
RE: not a number (a chat log adventure - 6-11)
>Look at spell history
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#33
RE: not a number (a chat log adventure - 6-18)
> Open: AXSIS Freeze

Launching AXSIS Freeze 3.7.1...

Welcome to AXSIS Freeze 3.7.1.

You are not currently being hailed by AXSIS Law Familiarity Operatives.

v HELP
Are you being hailed by AXSIS Law Familiarity Operatives? AXSIS Freeze will let you know with a friendly klaxon. This government-endorsed application comes standard on all AXSIS devices and helpfully auto-syncs to your AXSIS Gold account to automatically deduct any Arrest Resistance Fees you may accrue.

> Open: AXSIS Contacts

Launching AXSIS Contacts 15.1.0...

Welcome to AXSIS Contacts 15.1.0.

v CONTACTS
Select contact for more detail.
Entries marked with + are trusted contacts.
AXSIS is a trusted contact by default.


v Family
FORTUNATA, DIAMANTA
FORTUNATA, FRIA
FORTUNATA, SAFIRO
FORTUNATA, SERGIO
TRAVERSA, ELETTRA
TRAVERSA, MANFREDO

v Friends
AKAHAI, MAKANI +
RUDO, DESTA +
RUDO, KOJO +

v Other
AXSIS +
KRONOPOULOS, SOPHIA +

> Open: AXSIS Cast - Spell Index

Welcome to AXSIS Cast 11.4.6!

-- SPELL INDEX --

> SPELL SHOP
> SPELL COMBINER

Cast spells to unlock new, rarer magic!
Or, purchase a random new spell in the SPELL SHOP!
Select spell for more details.

Key:
* - Common
** - Uncommon
*** - Rare
**** - Ultra-rare
***** - Master


A
-AXSIS Breeze *
-AXSIS Ember *
-AXSIS Frost *
-AXSIS Growth *
-AXSIS Hush *
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
#

> Open: AXSIS Cast - History

> HISTORY

Showing 10 most recent spells cast.
1056, 18d2mo: AXSIS Hush
1121, 2d2mo: AXSIS Breeze
1530, 15d1mo: AXSIS Hush
1901, 4d20mo: AXSIS Frost
1312, 18d19mo: AXSIS Breeze
0939, 12d19mo: AXSIS Growth
0935, 12d19mo: AXSIS Growth
1647, 1d19mo: AXSIS Frost
1203, 9d18mo: AXSIS Frost
2115, 2d18mo: AXSIS Breeze

> Chat: CrashedBurnt

Conversation initiated between WitchesBlue and CrashedBurnt.
0931, 4d5mo
Other party is using AXSIS SpeechToText 4.7.0.
Other party is using AXSIS TextToSpeech 8.0.2.

[WB] okay
[WB] you were one hundred percent right
[WB] that game is straight up propaganda
[CB] See I told you.
[CB] How far did you get.
[CB] Because it gets really bad later on.
[WB] i got through the part where she loses at the magic contest
[WB] it felt like that part was scripted right
[CB] As far as I know.
[CB] If you can win there I'm pretty sure it's a glitch.
[WB] i gotta say too
[WB] its weird how in the games fantasy setting
[WB] everyones usin axsis devices to cast magic
[WB] like
[WB] its glaringly outta place
[CB] They don't want anyone to get ideas I guess.
[CB] Can't have people thinking about quote unauthorized magic.
[CB] Then they'd have people all over the place trying to do magic outside of their closed system.
[CB] Lots of blackeyes for them to round up and disappear.
[WB] yeah i guess
[WB] anyway i at least have to give the game props
[WB] the character design is
[WB] surprisingly good
[CB] I'll have to take your word on it.
[WB] oh right
[WB] sorry
[CB] No it's okay.
[WB] and when its not lickin the churchs boots
[WB] the writing is pretty sharp
[CB] It's insidious that way.
[CB] So what're you doing today.
[WB] hadnt gotten that far honestly
[WB] probably gonna be a lazy piece of shit and just dick around
[WB] you know
[WB] normal break
[WB] gonna be busy tomorrow with whatever my parents are plannin
[CB] Oh yeah that reminded me.
[CB] Mom offered to treat you to a dinner for your birthday.
[CB] Obviously not tomorrow but.
[WB] honestly id rather do that than be with my parents
[WB] but maybe the day after tomorrow
[CB] Okay I'll let her know.
[CB] She told me to tell you to pick out your favorite homemade meal and she'll cook it.
[WB] oh for real
[WB] okay ill get to thinkin about it
[WB] um
[WB] thanks
[WB] like really thanks
[CB] It's cool.
[CB] My mom has her own problems but she still kicks ample ass.
[WB] something something your mom has an ample ass
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#34
RE: not a number (a chat log adventure - 6-21)
> Select: AXSIS Hush

Welcome to AXSIS Cast 11.4.6!

-- SPELL INDEX --

-AXSIS Hush
Level: Common
Cost: 0.3g
Description: Dampens noise in a 30ft radius around the caster. The dampening effect is only obvious to the caster; any others in the radius hear noise at its unaltered volume.

Cast this spell?
> YES
> NO

> Chat: TRAVERSA, ELETTRA

Conversation initiated between FORTUNATA, COSMO and TRAVERSA, ELETTRA.
0945, 4d5mo
TRAVERSA, ELETTRA is not a trusted contact. AXSIS Chat will not display usernames or preferred names.

[COS] good mornin elettra
[ELE] Hiya Cosmo!! How's it going??
[COS] uh good i guess
[COS] howre you and grampa manfredo
[ELE] We're great!! I mean, I am. Grandpa takes a while to get around.
[ELE] So he's working up to great. But he'll get there!!
[COS] thats good
[ELE] I'm super stoked to see you tomorrow!! It's been ages!!
[COS] what
[COS] oh are you gonna be at the dinner moms organizin
[ELE] Oh no. Oh no!!
[ELE] I didn't know you didn't know!!
[ELE] Aw, I shouldn't have blabbed!!
[ELE] Aunt Diamanta is going to be angry!!
[COS] im sure shell be fine
[ELE] Well......
[ELE] If you say so.
[ELE] Are you excited for your birthday??
[ELE] 17's a big year!!
[ELE] I know because I remember being 17 and it was a big year for me!!
[COS] i guess
[COS] feels like any other year to me
[COS] hey did mom say if anyone else was coming
[ELE] Hm......
[ELE] I don't know if I should say!!
[COS] well you already told me that you were gonna be there
[COS] so im guessin grampa manfredo is goin too
[COS] and if it helps i wont tell mom
[ELE] Okay!!
[ELE] You're right. Grandpa is coming. I also heard that Uncle Safiro and Fria are coming too.
[ELE] So all of us cousins will be there!!
[ELE] It'll be the first time in a long time we'll all be in the same place!!
[ELE] The last time was......
[COS] i think i was pretty little
[COS] i dont remember much of it
[ELE] Oh yeah!! I remember!! That was when Uncle Sergio said that he was glad you came along, because both of the other cousins were girls!! He was so worried he wouldn't get a son!!
[COS] ha ha
[COS] yeah
[COS] my dad says some funny stuff sometimes
[COS] anyway i gotta get goin
[ELE] Okay!! See you tomorrow!!!!
[COS] see ya
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#35
RE: not a number (a chat log adventure - 6-21)
hm, what main menu options haven't been checked yet?
>open axsis map
>open axsis net
>look at a random wikipedia page (or whatever the equivalent is)
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#36
RE: not a number (a chat log adventure - 6-30)
> Select: AXSIS Breeze

Welcome to AXSIS Cast 11.4.6!

-- SPELL INDEX --

-AXSIS Breeze
Level: Common
Cost: 0.3g
Description: A slight breeze manifests, centered on the caster. Range of the breeze is 10ft in a straight line, parallel to the caster's face.

Cast this spell?
> YES
> NO

> Open: AXSIS Map

Launching AXSIS Map 14.1.1...

Welcome to AXSIS Map 14.1.1.

Embedded image description: a world map with names of countries labeled.

Please select a name above or in the index below for more information. Alternatively, tap the 'PERSON' icon to zoom in directly on your current location, or enter a location in the search box.

> PERSON
> SEARCH

-- REGION LIST BY CONTINENT --

> ALVERDI
-> Becdeni
-> Remina
-> Vandrio

> DOLA ISLANDS
-> North Dola Island
-> South Dola Island

> EMEK ARCHIPELAGO
-> Emek Archipelago

> ERDRIC
-> Erdric

> FERRIDE
-> Ferride

> GINDE
-> Ginde

> LYCUS
-> Lycus

> MERSET
-> Alzabata
-> Kenba
-> Khetaqa
-> Momotto
-> Qassan

> U HAO
-> U Hao

> VIANU
-> Vianu

> Open: AXSIS Net - AXSIS Knowledge Base

Launching AXSIS Net 72.89.2...

Welcome to AXSIS Net 72.89.2!

> BROWSE AXSIS NET
v ENTER AXSIS NET ADDRESS
-> Enter address: knowledge.axsis
> SEARCH AXSIS NET
> APPLICATION STORE
> GAMES

-- Welcome to AXSIS Knowledge Base! --

> SEARCH
> ABOUT
v ARTICLE OF THE DAY
-> Blackeye Tragedy
The Blackeye Tragedy refers to a specific blackeye sighting and conflict on 2d18mo2116y. Unlike most blackeyes, which are solitary monsters, three blackeyes appeared at the same time in a residential area in Vezretti, Vandrio... READ MORE

> Chat: AXSIS

Conversation initiated between WitchesBlue and AXSIS.
1023, 4d5mo

[WB] uh
[WB] good mornin
[AX] Good morning, citizen!
[AX] My name is Anarka and I am your assigned AXSIS Representative for the duration of this conversation!
[AX] How may I assist you today?
[WB] nothin much but uh
[WB] i always wondered
[WB] are you a real person or does axsis got bots doing customer service
[AX] Ha ha ha! That's quite funny, USER:WitchesBlue.
[AX] I can assure you that I am not a bot.
[AX] Nothing but human over here!
[WB] huh okay
[WB] can you
[WB] i dunno
[WB] tell me a joke
[AX] Of course! How's this?
[AX] 191 citizens walk into an AXSIS-approved Drinking Station.
[AX] The bartender says, "I'll happily serve you, citizens."
[AX] So the 191 citizens say, "Thank you," and sit down.
[WB] oh uh
[WB] hilarious
[WB] how about a
[WB] more different joke
[AX] Of course! How's this?
[AX] 191 citizens walk into an AXSIS-approved Drinking Station.
[AX] The bartender says, "I'll happily serve you, citizens."
[AX] So the 191 citizens say, "Thank you," and sit down.
[WB] right
[WB] okay it was great shootin the shit with you
[WB] but im gonna remove myself from this conversation
[AX] Very well! Have an AXSIS day!
[WB] i struggle to imagine how i wouldnt

> Chat: TRAVERSA, MANFREDO

Conversation initiated between FORTUNATA, COSMO and TRAVERSA, MANFREDO.
1041, 4d5mo
TRAVERSA, MANFREDO is not a trusted contact. AXSIS Chat will not display usernames or preferred names.

[COS] hello grampa
[MAN] OH....COSMO....IT"S GFREAT TO HEARV  FROM YOYU....
[COS] do you have caps lock on grampa
[MAN] I DON"T KNMOW WHAT TRHAT ISW, COSMO....
[COS] look on the left hand side of your keyboard and there should be a key that says 'caps lock' on it
[MAN] I KLOOOKED AT MJY KEYBOARD AND IT JUST HAS THE NIORMAL KEYS  ION IT....
[MAN] THE BLACK ONES AND THE WBHUTE ONES....
[COS] the black
[COS] wait
[COS] grampa are you looking at your piano
[MAN] OF COUIRSE,..../
[MAN] TGHATR"S WGHERE THE KEY
[MAN] S ARE....
[COS] the keyboard on your axsis grampa
[MAN] COSMO,, WHAT"S  AN "AXSIS GRAMPA">?
[COS] i
[COS] um
[COS] yknow what
[COS] i dont know what an axsis grampa is
[COS] why dont you just ask elettra what caps lock is
[MAN] OKAYU, COSMO....I"LL GO AND AKS HER RIGHT NOW...WAIOT JUASTR A MINUTE FOIR MNE OKAY....
[MAN] I"M BACK COSMO....ARE YIOU STIL;L THERE
[COS] yes grampa
[MAN] ELETTRA DIDN;Y KNOW WHAT A HAT LLOCK GRAMOA WAS EITHER....
[COS] a
[COS] hat lock
[COS] oh
[COS] maybe thisll just remain a mystery grampa
[MAN] ITR"S LIJKE I ALWAYS  SAY, COSMO....SOMETIMES THERE ARE THINGS TYOYU"RE HJUST NOT MEANT TO KNOW....
[MAN] AND THYAGT"S OKAY....NOBODGT IS MEANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING....
[MAN] WE JUST HAVE TO ALL MAKE OYUTR OWN WAYS IN LIFE..;.
[MAN] AND FIND WHAT MAKES US HAPPY...
[MAN] NO MARRER WHYAT...
[MAN] COMSO?? ARE YUOU STYIKLL THERE??
[COS] yeah
[COS] im still here
[COS] that was just
[COS] a nice thought grampa
[MAN] JUST BECAYUSE I"M IOKLDER THABN THE DUIRT DOESN"T MEAN I DPON"T KNOW WHATR I"M TALKING ABOUT SONMETIMES....
[MAN] YOUR OLD GRAMPS HAS STILL GOT IT, CVOSMO....
[COS] yeah you do
[COS] see you soon
[MAN] HAVE  A GREWAT DATY MY AWSOME GRANDCHIKLD,....
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#37
RE: not a number (a chat log adventure - 7-5)
> Open: AXSIS News - Nessa Sly article

Launching AXSIS News 8.0.3...

Welcome to AXSIS News 8.0.3!

Here are your curated headlines. Select one to read the article:

v "AXSIS CEO Nessa Sly Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award"
3d5mo2117y
At an awards ceremony on the steps of the Church's Cathedral of Shadow, Holy Mother Nepotisa Encompiti presented AXSIS CEO Nessa Sly with the coveted Vandrio Lifetime Achievement Award. Only two other people have ever been presented with the award, and both of them were high-ranking members of the church: Inita Begenna, Holy Mother during the fourth Convention of the Church, and Ione Raptis, long-time bodyguard of several Holy Mothers.

In a short prepared remark, Sly said that she was "honored" by the award and would "continue to march AXSIS down the road of progress, dragging the rest of the world behind kicking and screaming."

For her part, Holy Mother Encompiti stayed awake through the whole ceremony for the first time in three months. Following the acquisition of the Church by AXSIS, the position of Holy Mother has largely been regarded as ceremonial.

> Open: AXSIS News - weather article

Welcome to AXSIS News 8.0.3!

Here are your curated headlines. Select one to read the article:

v "Great Weather For The Week: Gray, Rainy"
3d5mo2117y
Overcast skies are here, and they've settled in for the week. Expect higher-than-normal chances of precipitaction for the next several days, but no thunderstorms - unless, of course, you've committed acts deemed taboo by the Church, in which case you can expect targeted lightning strikes. The temperature is expected to hover around a balmy 297 degrees during the day, dropping to 291 at nights.

> ABOUT: AXSIS Knowledge Base

Welcome to AXSIS Net 72.89.2!

> BROWSE AXSIS NET
v ENTER AXSIS NET ADDRESS
-> Enter address: knowledge.axsis
> SEARCH AXSIS NET
> APPLICATION STORE
> GAMES

-- Welcome to AXSIS Knowledge Base! --

v ABOUT
AXSIS Knowledge Base is a free encyclopedia maintained by top AXSIS Knowledge Operatives. Edits to articles happen live when necessary. Currently, AXSIS Knowledge Base is the largest and most accurate collection of records in the world. Pursuant to 301 V. Code § 82(a), AXSIS Knowledge Base, when contradicted, should be regarded as the definitive resource and other records should be altered to match.

Applications for AXSIS Knowledge Operative positions are not currently being accepted.

> Open: AXSIS Knowledge Base - Blackeye Tragedy

Welcome to AXSIS Net 72.89.2!

> BROWSE AXSIS NET
v ENTER AXSIS NET ADDRESS
-> Enter address: knowledge.axsis
> SEARCH AXSIS NET
> APPLICATION STORE
> GAMES

-- Welcome to AXSIS Knowledge Base! --

v Blackeye Tragedy
The Blackeye Tragedy refers to a specific blackeye sighting and conflict on 2d18mo2116y. Unlike most blackeyes, which are solitary monsters, three blackeyes appeared at the same time in a residential area in Vezretti, Vandrio. One victim was saved from the attack; while unconfirmed, it is likely that the blackeyes were relations of the victim. While the blackeyes were contained without any major damage being done to the surrounding area, the event is still nonetheless referred to as a tragedy due to the circumstances surrounding the blackeyes and the victim.

> Open: AXSIS Map - Vandrio

Welcome to AXSIS Map 14.1.1.

> ALVERDI
-> Becdeni
-> Remina
-v Vandrio

Embedded image description: a map of the Vandrio region with major towns and cities labeled.

VANDRIO

Location: Continent of Alverdi; west of the Becdeni region; bordered by the Losdat Sea; southeast of the Emek Archipelago; northeast of the continent of U Hao
Comparative area: Similar in size to the region of Alzabata; twice the size of the continent of Erdric
Climate: Wet, foggy, mild winters and summers
Imports: Minerals, textiles, electronic components
Exports: Grapes, wine, beef, religion, electronics, machinery

Notable population centers:

Vezretti: A major player on the world stage, as both the seat of the Church and the worldwide headquarters of the AXSIS Corporation are located here. Popular for pilgrimages from all over the world and crowded on days of religious significance.
Port Braski: The region's main seaport. Though Vezretti has the largest airport in Vandrio, Port Braski still sees regular traffic for shipping.
Berende: A rural town far away from the more heavily populated areas of Vandrio. Home to the majority of the region's vineyards and farms.
Forts Lago, Vertice, Settone, and Ovest: These forts sit at the northeastern, northwestern, southwestern, and southeastern points of the region and are owned in full by the AXSIS Corporation. They have not been used for conflicts between regions - their intended purpose when constructed - for decades, and now they are mostly used as headquarters for the Vandrian branch of the AXSIS Law Familiarity Operatives.
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#38
RE: not a number (a chat log adventure - 7-5)
> Open: AXSIS Knowledge Base - AXSIS

Welcome to AXSIS Net 72.89.2!

> BROWSE AXSIS NET
v ENTER AXSIS NET ADDRESS
-> Enter address: knowledge.axsis
> SEARCH AXSIS NET
> APPLICATION STORE
> GAMES

-- Welcome to AXSIS Knowledge Base! --

v AXSIS

"We help you get the most out of life!"

Founded by Nessa Sly on 12d2mo2074y, AXSIS began as a humble software company. Thanks to Sly's leadership, AXSIS quickly became the dominant software provider to the world in less than two years; shortly thereafter, AXSIS branched out into hardware, with their first product being the original AXSIS handheld computing device.

Originally located on South Dola Island, the company's headquarters moved to Vezretti in Vandrio after it became clear that they would need more space. As AXSIS grew, it acquired many other companies and expanded until, in no small part due to its convenient and easy-to-use products, it became the de facto computing resource throughout the world.

After governments the world over understood how helpful AXSIS and its products were, they all voluntarily handed control to AXSIS' board of directors, headed by Nessa Sly, during a single week later known and celebrated as the AXSIS ConvenienceWeek. Following the approval of the Goddess of Shadow, AXSIS also acquired the Church, including the Cathedral of Shadow in Vezretti.

Only one region in the entirety of the world has no AXSIS presence: Momotto, in Merset.

SEE ALSO:
Sly, Nessa
Current AXSIS Board of Directors
Church, The
AXSIS ConvenienceWeek

> Chat: TimesTabled

Conversation initiated between WitchesBlue and TimesTabled.
1129, 4d5mo

[WB] good morning maam
[TT] Good morning, Fiametta! How're you?
[WB] uh
[WB] worried i guess
[TT] Oh dear, what's going on?
[WB] well
[WB] its like this
[WB] tomorrows my birthday
[TT] Happy early birthday!
[WB] thanks
[WB] my parents are takin me out to dinner
[WB] and i found out its gonna be this big deal
[WB] like a bunch of my familys gonna be there
[WB] and none of them know about me
[WB] like
[WB] about me about me
[WB] you know what i mean
[TT] Yes, I follow.
[WB] and like
[WB] it was already gonna be bad
[WB] since im gonna have to dress up
[WB] and everyones gonna call me handsome and darlin son and all that
[WB] but now theres gonna be way more people
[WB] includin my cousins who are both girls
[WB] like nobody thinks theyre guys i mean
[WB] and my dad likes that im a guy
[WB] or rather that he thinks im a guy
[WB] since he was worried hed get a daughter too when both of my cousins were girls
[WB] and its just gonna be sad and uncomfortable the entire time
[WB] and i dont wanna do it
[WB] but i gotta
[TT] Why is that? Why do you have to, I mean?
[WB] i mean
[WB] my parents planned this whole thing
[WB] as a surprise
[WB] and its only cause my cousin cant keep a secret that i know
[WB] and you cant talk my mom outta anything
[WB] and if i have to explain why its gonna be bad news
[TT] Hm. I see.
[TT] First, let me say that I'm sorry you're in this position. It's not something I have a lot of experience with personally, but I have a few ideas, if you'd like to hear them.
[TT] If you just want to vent, I understand that too.
[WB] nah
[WB] hit me with what you got
[WB] maam
[TT] All right. So the way I see it, you have three options.
[TT] First, you can go to the dinner. Grin and bear it. It may not be pleasant, but it's only one evening.
[WB] okay
[WB] bein upfront im not super wild about this plan
[TT] I didn't think you would be, which is why I put it first so we could get it behind us.
[WB] smart
[TT] I thought so. Now, option two is that you disappear for the evening. Go find a friend to spend some time with. Maybe Makani - I'm sure the two of you could find something to do for an evening that wouldn't put you near a restaurant. Then, when the night is over, you go back home and make up an excuse about how you lost track of time or something.
[WB] hmmm
[WB] that ones more promisin but i bet my mom would call the agents or something when she couldnt find me
[WB] plus then shed probably reschedule the dinner anyway
[TT] True. Which brings us to option the third:
[TT] Come out of the closet.
[TT] To your whole family.
[WB] whoa okay thats not happenin
[TT] Why not?
[WB] id be murdered in the middle of a fine dinin establishment
[WB] everyone knows youre not supposed to cause a scene in the middle of a fine dinin establishment
[WB] but nonetheless im pretty sure my dad would straight up knock my head clean off my shoulders in the middle of a fine dinin establishment
[TT] Are you sure?
[WB] well no
[WB] its not like i have experience with this
[WB] but my dad gets
[WB] angry
[WB] and on top of that my mom would get all emotional
[WB] and shed be disappointed in me
[WB] not to mention the rest of my family
[TT] Well, consider this:
[TT] Being in the middle of a 'fine dining establishment' might actually help - it could temper some of their reactions.
[TT] Regardless, it's ultimately up to you.
[TT] I've heard some people prefer to come out via letters and the like, but of course that won't help you for tomorrow.
[WB] im just
[WB] scared
[WB] what if i come out and they kick me out
[WB] id be homeless
[WB] with nothin
[TT] It breaks my heart to hear that that's even a possibility, Fiametta.
[TT] I want you to know this.
[TT] If anything happens, you can consider my home a sanctuary.
[TT] I can always make up the guest room for however long you need a roof.
[TT] Fiametta? Are you there?
[WB] yes
[WB] that just
[WB] caught me off guard
[WB] thanks ms k
[TT] You're welcome.
[WB] i think im gonna go
[WB] got some stuff to think over.
[TT] Of course. Let me know if you need anything.
[WB] ok
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RE: not a number (a chat log adventure - 7-20)
> Open: AXSIS Knowledge Base - AXSIS ConvenienceWeek

Welcome to AXSIS Net 72.89.2!

> BROWSE AXSIS NET
v ENTER AXSIS NET ADDRESS
-> Enter address: knowledge.axsis
> SEARCH AXSIS NET
> APPLICATION STORE
> GAMES

-- Welcome to AXSIS Knowledge Base! --

v AXSIS ConvenienceWeek

AXSIS ConvenienceWeek refers to both a specific date and a week-long holiday celebrated yearly.

On 7d5mo2080y, AXSIS CEO Nessa Sly unveiled a campaign aimed at convincing citizens the world over that their governments would be better off in the hands of the AXSIS board of directors. She spent the following week traveling to every major region in the world, speaking with their heads of state. The campaign was a success, and by 12d5mo2080y, nearly every government - with one notable exception (see: Momotto) - had voluntarily handed control over to AXSIS.

The second week of 5mo, from 7d to 12d, was thus designated as AXSIS ConvenienceWeek and celebrated yearly. That week is guaranteed vacation time except for AXSIS employees, with some areas even mandating the entire 5mo as vacation.

SEE ALSO:
AXSIS ConvenienceParade
AXSIS ConvenienceFestival

> Open: AXSIS Knowledge Base - Blackeyes

Welcome to AXSIS Net 72.89.2!

> BROWSE AXSIS NET
v ENTER AXSIS NET ADDRESS
-> Enter address: knowledge.axsis
> SEARCH AXSIS NET
> APPLICATION STORE
> GAMES

-- Welcome to AXSIS Knowledge Base! --

v Blackeyes

Embedded image description: a picture of a fully-grown blackeye

Blackeyes are the colloquial term for the monsters that form from people who use magic unauthorized by AXSIS. In their fully-grown form, they can grow to be roughly 1.5 times the size of an average human; they also have a coat of iridescent scales and long, serrated teeth. While it can take a variable amount of time for them to reach maturity, they all do so within a month of the offending spell, with repeated castings speeding up the maturation time.

Once a human has cast an unauthorized spell, they shortly grow a pair of horns from their head and their sclera turn black. From there, the transformation into a blackeye and the resulting loss of identity and humanity are unavoidable.

Blackeyes are significantly stronger than the average human, able to completely destroy an AXSIS DomicileUnit within an hour. Some blackeyes are capable of continued usage of the spell that prompted their transformation in the first place, but this is rare.

There have been no documented cases in which a human who used unauthorized magic did not turn into a blackeye.

SEE ALSO:
AXSIS MagicCouncil
Blackeye Tragedy

> Open: AXSIS Map - Momotto

Welcome to AXSIS Map 14.1.1.

> MERSET
-> Alzabata
-> Kenba
-> Khetaqa
-v Momotto

Embedded image description: a map of the Momotto region, unlabeled.

MOMOTTO

Location: Continent of Merset; southeast of the Kenba region; northeast of the Alzabata region; south of the Khetaqa region; bordered on the east by the Losdat Sea; north of the continent of Ginde
Comparative area: Similar in size to the region of Qassan
Climate: Warm all year long; has a distinct rainy season and dry season
Imports: none
Exports: none
Notes: Momotto is walled off from the rest of the continent and has an active no-fly policy over the entire region.

Notable population centers:

Momotto's notable population centers are unknown. AXSIS Knowledge Operatives are not allowed to enter the region.
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