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Title: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on December 27, 2020, 03:55:05 AM
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>YOU ARE MINAMITSU MURASA! Everyone’s favorite nautical disaster!
>You are, to put it bluntly, dead. You’ve been that way most of your life, really and are used to it. In particular, you died at sea, and spent a good long time haunting and sinking ships. But that was a long time ago and you don’t do that sort of thing anymore. Not in any sense that counts… These days, you inhabit the Myouren Temple, doing your best to adhere to its brand of buddhism. You aren’t the best monk, to be honest, but you do your best and that earns you praise enough. Realistically, you tend to do various jobs around the temple, or sometimes work in the clinic in Former Hell. Other times to you wander about, sometimes inviting yourself to drop in the various manors in Gensokyo when they’ll have you.
>Today began like any other day, but you’ve been feeling...strange. As a ghost, there’s some things that just bother you. You do not like the direction north, you try not to sit facing that way, you don’t like having to walk further north than the temple. Higan is that way, and you are not ready. Funerals and such fascinate you, and you can’t say why, so too do ghost stories. It’s not uncommon for you to be drawn toward a little get-together on summer nights and scare the people there. And there’s boats...best not to think about those. You make model ones, sometimes... But today...today is different. There’s something in the air, something that sinks down to your bones… It’s set your teeth on edge.
>The strangeness you've experienced seems to manifest in you randomly getting drug into some other world, which resembles Gensokyo buried under and ocean. You have roamed around human town and the hakurei shrine, trying to find someone who could help you understand this. Sadly, at this point, most people who might know something are either not to be found, or simply have only guesses to offer. The most concrete advice you'd managed to get is from Reimu, who suggests that it might be some kind of dream-related thing, and suggested that you find Doremy Sweet to help you out.
>This turned out to be a challenge, as Doremy comes and goes as she likes, requiring you to ultimately track down a tengu journalist to get an idea where to look. During this, yo ended up encountering Tojiko, who witnessed you disappear firsthand, and has decided to try and assist you out of a sense of ghostly solidarity. With the advice of Hatate, you managed to track down Doremy to Eientei, where you arrived in time to find it under attack from a pair of dancers who were in the process of kidnapping the baku. You attempted to stop them, but were untimely drug into the ocean world again. That time, you met someone there, a sort of ghostly jellyfish entity that identified itself as Stargazer. You attempted to bring her back with you, but have no idea if you succeeded. Returning to Eientei, you found that Doremy had been taken, but thanks to your efforts you were able to catch one of the dancers, identified as Mai.
>Interrogating Mai, you learned that she worked for Okina, the hidden god, and that being captured and separated from her sister was causing her her great distress. Eventually taking pity on her, you decided to take her in exchange for an opportunity to speak with Okina on the matter.
>Okina, you found, was sending her two dancers to hopefully persuade Doremy to assist in dealing with a mental deterioration the pair had been undergoing. The dancer misinterpreted her orders, or perhaps simply decided on their own to kidnap Doremy, complicating things. Okina agreed, as a way to set things right with you and with Eientei, to refer you to Yukari; as a god of hidden things she was unwilling to do much more. You and Tojiko split up briefly, as the other ghost went to smooth things over with Eientei. Okina delivered you to the Yukari's doorstep, which resulted in a brief tussle with Chen. Afterward, you were invited in, and spoke with a Yukari who was doing her best not to look perturbed at the world.
>The discussion did not produce as much as you might hope; just some sense that something was going wrong on a larger scale. She did say what was happening shouldn't be happening, at least. She claimed to have a few theories, but didn't seem to want to commit any. She did reveal that Stargazer managed to come with you, in a sense, but needed a vessel to possess in order to really come back with you. To help with that, she provided a plant that Patchouli would later call a cactus for the odd spirit to possess. Then she sent you on your way to deliver a message to Sakuya.
>You delivered the message, whose contents were a mystery but Sakuya seemed to take very seriously. You visited Patchouli briefly, but concluded it was too soon for her to help you. Leaving the mansion, you saw Sakuya leave and then journeyed northward on your own. After a brief stop at Kourindou, now under Nazrin's management, you went back to town to rendezvous with Tojiko, and found her in an argument with Shou, who thought she was up to something. After setting that right and briefly visiting Byakuren to update her on things, you decided to have lunch with Tojiko. This went well, save that you were drug back into the ocean world again. Stargazer was there again, and you were able to get her to possess the cactus successfully before returning to Gensokyo once more and finishing lunch with Tojiko.
>The two of you then journeyed toward Scarlet Devil Mansion, determined to start trying to find something in the library. Along the way, you managed to coax Stargazer from her cactus, and was surprised to find her jellyfish-like form had changed to a more mammalian one, which she seemed to be very pleased with. Asking her about the ocean world and events in it, you were not able to learn much, it seems her recollection was not very strong. Eventually she directed you toward trees, and your suggestion about a specific type of tree sparkled some kind of a memory within her, though not enough for her to tell you anything.
>Moving onto the mansion itself, Stargazer hid herself away before entering. Speaking with Patchouli about Stargazer, she suggests that she looks a lot like Keine's youkai form, which seems obvious in retrospect. You and Patchouli, alos with Tojiko, worked to narrow down your problem with little headway, aside from Patchouli moving away from it being the work of some ancient unknowable entity. She devised a way to measure your experiences, but requires a blessed leaf to do so. You then went to visit Keine, and learned that Stargazer used to be a manifestation of her youkai nature that was separated from her at one point. In theory, she shouldn't exist independently anymore, but it seems that she retained enough will to do so.
>Following Keine's advice, you went to find Utsuho, who also knew a lot about Stargazer, and tracked her to Youkai mountain where she was attending the kappas' university. While she did not have much useful to add, she did seem to buoy Stargazer's spirits considerably. While on the Mountain, at the suggestion of Hina, you went to the Moriya Shrine to try and obtain a blessed lily pad for Patchouli's use. Suwako agreed to this, and shared what she could observe about your condition; in particular she described it as you having a foot snared someplace else, being drug in by some force that she could only describe as newish or youngish, and vaguely familiar but not quite.
>Thus informed, you returned to Patchouli. providing her with the leaf and allowing her to empower a gem that would read the watery world. On her urging, you tried to force yourself into that world, and found you can do so without too much effort. You obtained a reading for Patchouli while exploring the flooded Scarlet Devil Mansion and surroundings, then returned back to Gensokyo. After a brief argument with Meiling about your authenticity, having already entered once, you returned to the library and gave the gem to Patchouli. Upon analyzing it, she found that it showed the flooded world seemed to be entirely fake; describing it as a paper filled with zeroes. After some looking, she managed to some tiny bit of substance, but she didn't know what.
>Needing guidance, you returned home to the Myouren Temple and spoke with Byakuren, convincing her to let you have some temple funds. Tojiko spoke with her mistress in the meantime, but turned up little but well wishes. You were then approached by Okina's dancer, who told you the baku was mostly awake. She brought you to Okina's realm, where you learned that Okina blamed Doremy's situation on your own desperation. Despite this, Doremy heard you out and offered her own insights that whatever you were experiencing was not a dream, and hypothesized it might be memories, which would be unusual in her experience.
>Reporting this to Yukari, after leaving Tojiko to deal with her cat, she agreed it was unusual. You also probed more deeply into Stargazer's experiences with trees, learning little, and trying to sort out her experiences between leaving Keine and coming to flooded Gensokyo, which seemed to be generally unpleasant. The two of you decided the best next step would be to take a more formal exploration of the flooded gensokyo, accompanied by Sakuya who arrived mid conversation and reported that there were no irregularities in the flow of the deceased. Upon returning to the flooded world, the three of you decided it would be best to examine the Forest of Magic.

> " Right, thanks for the shortcut, Yukari".

> As soon as Stargazer close her eyes, do so as well.

> Traverse and Emerge from Yukari's Gap.

> If we are not alongside the Misty Lake's banks proceed to them, if we are go close to the thickest Eastward or Near It part of the tree forest.

> In any case, wait and have an even-pace with Yukari and Sakuya while also asking, when closing-in to the Tree Forest, Stagazer if "she is having additional remembrances and intuitions".

>You step through the gap, and end up at the 'banks' of Misty Lake. Or rather, at the edge of the crater that Misty Lake is now that there is no water's edge to distinguish it from the rest of the world. Yukari and Sakuya soon follow, as does Stargazer. Yukari looks around calmly. Sakuya does so as well, but you can sense she's at least a little rattled by seeing a place so familiar to her buried under so much ocean. Stargazer just drifts to you side.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on December 28, 2020, 07:14:01 AM
>"Alright Stargazer, any luck?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on December 28, 2020, 07:16:11 AM
>"Alright Stargazer, any luck?"

>She looks around, then shakes her head.
>"I suppose we'll have to explore, then," says Sakuya.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on December 28, 2020, 10:19:03 PM
>She looks around, then shakes her head.
>"I suppose we'll have to explore, then," says Sakuya.

>_

> "True, let's start by seeing which among the Thickets or the Single Trees are rarer so to begin exploring with those or that and their area ..."

> Are there more Thickets or Single Trees?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on December 30, 2020, 08:03:32 PM
> "True, let's start by seeing which among the Thickets or the Single Trees are rarer so to begin esploring with those or that and their area ..."

> Are there more Thickets or Single Trees?

>Given you're in the middle of a forest, realistically you have both. The trees are mostly massed up, but they are all individual trees when you think about it for a second. There aren't a whole lot of them standing on their own, though.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on January 01, 2021, 02:56:32 AM
>"Let's swim above the canopy for now, that way we can get a look at a bunch of trees at once."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 01, 2021, 02:58:59 AM
>"Let's swim above the canopy for now, that way we can get a look at a bunch of trees at once."

>"Perhaps we can cover more ground separately?" Yukari says. "I am confident in my ability to note anything strange about a tree."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on January 02, 2021, 02:45:03 AM
>"Perhaps we can cover more ground separately?" Yukari says. "I am confident in my ability to note anything strange about a tree."

>_

> " Even better that way ,as long as we keep in seeing or communicating range".

> "The Single Trees Standing On Their Own,rarer than the Thickets,seems a good point to start out  ".

> Unless there is an objection, Swim Above the Canopy and Start Checking Those Ones.

> Keep Visual Range with Yukari&Sakuya .

> Of course "Check Them Trees Out" together with Stargazer.

Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 02, 2021, 07:18:56 AM
> " Even better that way ,as long as we keep in seeing or communicating range".

> "The Single Trees Standing On Their Own,rarer than the Thickets,seems a good point to start out  ".

> Unless there is an objection, Swim Above the Canopy and Start Checking Those Ones.

> Keep Visual Range with Yukari&Sakuya .

> Of course "Check Them Trees Out" together with Stargazer.

>You split up, swimming eastward as Yukari and Sakuya move westward. Stargazer floats after you, radiating a sense of watchfulness. Colorful fish swim above the trees, sometimes dipping down below them.
>There is a lot of forest out there. How will you conduct your search?

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on January 05, 2021, 09:00:36 PM
>You split up, swimming eastward as Yukari and Sakuya move westward. Stargazer floats after you, radiating a sense of watchfulness. Colorful fish swim above the trees, sometimes dipping down below them.
>There is a lot of forest out there. How will you conduct your search?

>_

> Remember "The Yukari&Sakuya's Westward Tree Route"taken by Sakuya and Yukari.

> Work with Stargazer by Start Focusing the Search on "The Trees Standing on their Own",to the Nearest Ones.

> While closing-ing ,Mind not to  skip over "The Masses of Trees"  however .
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 07, 2021, 11:32:53 PM
> Remember "The Yukari&Sakuya's Westward Tree Route"taken by Sakuya and Yukari.

> Work with Stargazer by Start Focusing the Search on "The Trees Standing on their Own",to the Nearest Ones.

> While closing-ing ,Mind not to  skip over "The Masses of Trees"  however .

>You look over the closest trees, and nothing really seems to stand out. There's very little in the way of trees on their own, most are packed together and make a thick canopy that is difficult to see through.
>Looking back, you can see Yukari and Sakuya in the distance still; though the water does limit the range of your sight a bit.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on January 09, 2021, 07:21:15 PM
>You look over the closest trees, and nothing really seems to stand out. There's very little in the way of trees on their own, most are packed together and make a thick canopy that is difficult to see through.
>Looking back, you can see Yukari and Sakuya in the distance still; though the water does limit the range of your sight a bit.

>_

> Try to touch and closely inspect the ones closest to us.

> Ask Stargazer's Opinion.

> Where are the the next Trees Standing on Their Own located?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 11, 2021, 08:24:37 PM
> Try to touch and closely inspect the ones closest to us.

> Ask Stargazer's Opinion.

> Where are the the next Trees Standing on Their Own located?

>You touch a tree, like bark and leaves; very treelike.
>Stargazer is looking around, radiating a sense of focus. When asked for her thoughts, she gives a sense that everyone is in the generally correct place; though for a very broad sense of generally.
>There's a few lone trees around the lake crater itself, but the woods are very dense. Here and there you can see a clearly that has more spread out trees.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on January 14, 2021, 02:05:40 AM
>Are there any patches of canopy that are noticably a different colour or have weird looking leaves?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 14, 2021, 08:44:14 AM
>Are there any patches of canopy that are noticably a different colour or have weird looking leaves?

>At a glance from this distance, nothing stands out in terms of color or leaf shape. The leaves quickly lose distinction the further away they are from you.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on January 14, 2021, 09:42:14 PM
>You touch a tree, like bark and leaves; very treelike.
>Stargazer is looking around, radiating a sense of focus. When asked for her thoughts, she gives a sense that everyone is in the generally correct place; though for a very broad sense of generally.
>There's a few lone trees around the lake crater itself, but the woods are very dense. Here and there you can see a clearly that has more spread out trees.

>_
>Are there any patches of canopy that are noticably a different colour or have weird looking leaves?

// Mmm...if nothing about The Trees in The Woods stands out by those aspects,so far at least,let's try and keep checking by or among " Trees in Particular Locations" //

> Does this corresponds to the General Canopy of The Real Misty Lake or do some Tree Areas seem...Unusually Placed?

> Take notice of the Locations of The Lone Trees and The Clearings.

> Proceed&Approach  to the Nearest Lone Tree around the Lake Crater
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 16, 2021, 11:09:48 PM
> Does this corresponds to the General Canopy of The Real Misty Lake or do some Tree Areas seem...Unusually Placed?

> Take notice of the Locations of The Lone Trees and The Clearings.

> Proceed&Approach  to the Nearest Lone Tree around the Lake Crater

>You are not that familiar with the intricacies of the Forest of Magic, but nothing seems awry to you in terms of placement.
>You settle down near a lone Elm tree not far from the forest edge. Stargazer approaches it, her eyes narrowed in focus. After a moment, she shakes her head.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on January 17, 2021, 08:17:16 PM
>You are not that familiar with the intricacies of the Forest of Magic, but nothing seems awry to you in terms of placement.
>You settle down near a lone Elm tree not far from the forest edge. Stargazer approaches it, her eyes narrowed in focus. After a moment, she shakes her head.

>_

> To Stargazer " Then let's try checking the Next Lone Trees and, eventually and further on, those Clearings with Sparse Trees"

> Move close to the Next Nearest Lone Tree for the "Stargazer's Check".

> While going look if there are particular signs to The Side Being Explored by Yukari and Sakuya.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 19, 2021, 12:29:10 AM
> To Stargazer " Then let's try checking the Nexr Lone Trees and, eventually and further on, those Clearings with Sparse Trees"

> Move close to the Next Nearest Lone Tree for the "Stargazer's Check".

> While going look if there are particular signs to The Side Being Explored by Yukari and Sakuya.

>There isn't a lot to see around the crater, you quickly make your way through them. None of them hold any interest for Stargazer.
>The others have drifted off some ways; you can only just see Sakuya's air bubble.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on January 19, 2021, 05:52:45 PM
>There isn't a lot to see around the crater, you quickly make your way through them. None of them hold any interest for Stargazer.
>The others have drifted off some ways; you can only just see Sakuya's air bubble.

>_

// Searching (while gladly & openly accepting inputs,advices,considerations,corrections,etc.)for ,in this case and setting, Indirect or circa Half-Indirect Half-Direct either Signs or Traces or Inklings //

> Keep an eye and and an estimate direction regarding Sakuya's Protective Bubble,adjusting height if necessary.

> Proceed,check and let be checkes the " Nearest Sparse Clearings among the (Mirrored )Thickest Forest of Magic  "

> Focus our checks in a Ghostly&Spirit manner ,like Stargazer's.

> The fishes,Those Fishes...are they making strange movements,patterns?Are they particulary around or even lingering between 1 or More Tree Zones?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 20, 2021, 08:19:17 AM
// Searching (while gladly & openly accepting inputs,advices,considerations,corrections,etc.)for ,in this case and setting, Indirect or circa Half-Indirect Half-Direct either Signs or Traces or Inklings //

> Keep an eye and and an estimate direction regarding Sakuya's Protective Bubble,adjusting height if necessary.

> Proceed,check and let be checkes the " Nearest Sparse Clearings among the (Mirrored )Thickest Forest of Magic  "

> Focus our checks in a Ghostly&Spirit manner ,like Stargazer's.

> The fishes,Those Fishes...are they making strange movements,patterns?Are they particulary around or even lingering between 1 or More Tree Zones?

>They're probably a half mile away.
>Proceeding toward the western forest, the nearest clearing will almost certainly take you out of visual range of the others.
>Looking at the fish, they seem to mostly just be swimming around aimlessly. ...But not quite like fish ought to be, now that you look at it. There's something about the movements that bothers you, but you can't quite put your finger on what it may be.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on January 21, 2021, 10:59:16 PM
> To Stargazer : " Say,were Those Fishes always This Present like That - Trace our Hands following the "Unfamiliar Fish Movement" ,with somehow of an Odd and "Unfish-like "Behaviour ,especially since our "Good Explorations " if not before ?

> " Moreover,on  The Right Now, Suspiciously with The Sunken Suspicious Appearing Trees Down Here ?"

> Cross-Check our Actual Experiences with our Past Ones.

> Observe & Discern the " strange moving and movements of Those Fishes " ,also if Tied to particular Trees and/or Tree Zones.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 24, 2021, 05:31:13 PM
> To Stargazer : " Say,were Those Fishes always This Present like That - Trace our Hands following the "Unfamiliar Fish Movement" ,with somehow of an Odd and "Unfish-like "Behaviour ,especially since our "Good Explorations " if not before ?

> " Moreover,on  The Right Now, Suspiciously with The Sunken Suspicious Appearing Trees Down Here ?"

> Cross-Check our Actual Experiences with our Past Ones.

> Observe & Discern the " strange moving and movements of Those Fishes " ,also if Tied to particular Trees and/or Tree Zones.

>You draw Stargazer's attention to the fish. She radiates a sense of having no idea on the matter; you suspect she may not have paid enough attention to it.
>You aren't sure if it's particular trees or whatever, but it does feel like there's spots they may be going out of their way to avoid? It's hard to tell.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on January 25, 2021, 09:03:04 PM
>Look for any trees that conspiciously have no fish around them.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 26, 2021, 08:22:26 AM
>Look for any trees that conspiciously have no fish around them.

>There don't seem to be any particular trees that the fish seem to be avoiding, rather it seems to be small sections of the woods.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on January 26, 2021, 01:07:07 PM
>There don't seem to be any particular trees that the fish seem to be avoiding, rather it seems to be small sections of the woods.

>_
// So far "Investigation&Exploration Progress" is pointing to :Stargazer~>directly~>"Those Trees" ( Referencing to both A-Z Machine Adventures of Utsuho Quest ,partly to Reisen Quest and Maribel Quest,but especially to Yukari Quest ) while  Minamitsu(Murasa)~>indirectly~> Those Fishes...///

// ... In fact we should had been and be more "perceptive and investigative" about the"Living Beings" in this "Inter-Barriers Ocean Bottom Memories Dimension"since an Important and Murasa Quest-Centric Character ( "Stargazer ") returned new (from Utsuho Quest A-Z ) and appeared in fact among the Men-o'-War in the Special Adapted Shape of one//

> Visit those Small Small Sections of the Woods and their close-by Trees for Stargazer's "perception" as well.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 27, 2021, 08:07:28 PM
> Visit those Small Small Sections of the Woods and their close-by Trees for Stargazer's "perception" as well.

>It takes a couple minutes to really isolate one of these spots; while there's a fair number of fish swimming around, there is not quite enough traffic to make it easy to pick out such a spot. But you do manage to find one. The area is heavily wooded; from above you can't see anything of the ground through the thick canopy.
>Stargazer can't make much sense of it, you feel. She'll need a closer look.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on January 27, 2021, 10:17:17 PM
>Make our way down to ground level. Preferably through a handy hole in the canopy, but if none exist then pick our way carefully through.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 27, 2021, 11:31:35 PM
>Make our way down to ground level. Preferably through a handy hole in the canopy, but if none exist then pick our way carefully through.

>You make your way to the ground; carefully picking your way through the tangled branches. Stargazer follows you down, having to take her time to avoid getting caught on the branches.
>The forest floor is littered with various kinds of seaweed and anemones, but it is probably less dense and hard to walk through than it would normally be due to underbrush. The trees branches sway gently in the soft current, creating a kind of wet rustling noise that is hard to describe. There is, you note, a distinct lack of fish here. Even the anemones seem fairly sparse for what you would expect.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on January 28, 2021, 12:54:51 AM
>Get a good look at the nearby trees, and indicate for Stargazer to do the same.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 28, 2021, 01:08:00 AM
>Get a good look at the nearby trees, and indicate for Stargazer to do the same.

>You take a look at the nearby trees and...they sure are a bunch of varied trees. You're no arborist, and while you can see which are different species, you have no idea what the majority of them are.
>Stargazer looks around, and her eyes go wide before she starts swimming ahead. She settles by a fairly tall tree with heart-shaped leaves and radiates a sense of excitement.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on January 28, 2021, 03:26:39 AM
>"This the tree you were looking for?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 28, 2021, 03:40:07 AM
>"This the tree you were looking for?"

>She nods, then shakes her head.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on January 28, 2021, 03:41:44 AM
>"Ah, not this specific tree but one like this?"
>Examine the tree more closely. Are the leaves heart-shaped in an unusual way?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 28, 2021, 03:46:50 AM
>"Ah, not this specific tree but one like this?"
>Examine the tree more closely. Are the leaves heart-shaped in an unusual way?

>Stargazer shakes her head again. She radiates a sense of confusion, then she gestures deeper into the forest, in a wide, sweeping direction.
>The leaves do not strike you as unnatural. In this case, heart shaped means that they have two parts past the stem that curve back, and the leaves come to a point at the end.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on January 28, 2021, 04:09:13 AM
>"Sorry, I don't quite follow. Is this tree what we've been looking for?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 28, 2021, 04:52:35 AM
>"Sorry, I don't quite follow. Is this tree what we've been looking for?"

>She nods, then shakes her head, and gestures deeper into the forest again. You get a feeling that the picture is incomplete.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on January 28, 2021, 06:24:33 AM
>"Alright, over this way it is."
>Go with Stargazer in the direction that she's indicating.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 28, 2021, 06:31:49 AM
>"Alright, over this way it is."
>Go with Stargazer in the direction that she's indicating.

>You start to head further westward. She throws out her arms and shakes her head. Then she gestures broadly toward the west, then the east, then the south; radiating frustration.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on January 29, 2021, 02:02:43 AM
>"Ah, so somewhere with a tree like this one?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 29, 2021, 04:47:27 AM
>"Ah, so somewhere with a tree like this one?"

>She tilts her head, then slowly nods, then holds up several fingers and brings them together in a circle.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on January 29, 2021, 06:46:51 AM
>She tilts her head, then slowly nods, then holds up several fingers and brings them together in a circle.

>_

> " A few or several Trees,maybe with a Prime One amongst them...? Like this one but  forming some kind of hard-to-pin-down circle in the 3 directions you are tirelessly scanning?"

> Taking and changing(watery) altitude properly, are we able to discern ,and/or or help Stargazer better discern ,some sort of range,silhouette,edge or else of "Interest"?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on January 29, 2021, 09:53:14 PM
>"A circle of them?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 30, 2021, 12:48:27 AM
> " A few or several Trees,maybe with a Prime One amongst them...? Like this one which are forming some kind of hard-to-pin-down circle in the 3 directions you are tirelessly scanning?"

> Taking and changing(watery) altitude properly, are we able to discern ,and/or or help Stargazer better discern ,some sort of range,silhouette,edge or else of "Interest"?

>"A circle of them?"

>When you say circle, she nods enthusiastically.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on January 31, 2021, 06:13:00 PM
>When you say circle, she nods enthusiastically.

>_
> " Oh...! So is it a Particular Circle of Trees located in 1 of the 3 directions you were focusing on trying  to pin-point out earlier?"

> Can any Standing-Out Circle of Tree be seen from where we are?

> If not,can we notice any if we try swim-fly higher or lower?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on January 31, 2021, 07:13:58 PM
>"Hmm, I wonder."
>Pick our way back up through the canopy.
>Are the leaves of this tree distinct enough that we could pick it out from the other trees from above.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on January 31, 2021, 08:27:48 PM
> " Oh...! So is it a Particular Circle of Trees located in 1 of the 3 directions you were focusing on trying  to pin-point out earlier?"

> Can any Standing-Out Circle of Tree be seen from where we are?

> If not,can we notice any if we try swim-fly higher or lower?

>Stargazer shrugs, radiating a guarded uncertainty.
>You are in the middle of the woods, you can't see very far at all.
>Possibly?

>"Hmm, I wonder."
>Pick our way back up through the canopy.
>Are the leaves of this tree distinct enough that we could pick it out from the other trees from above.

>You carefully make your way above the forest once more.
>The leaves are not something you'd really notice at a distance, they aren't particularly unusual for tree leaves. But investigating up close, you suspect that they wouldn't slip by you without something weird happening.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on January 31, 2021, 11:03:14 PM
>"Alright Stargazer, let's stay low over the canopy here and look for patches of leaves that look like this. It should be easier than stumbling around in the forest."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 01, 2021, 02:33:57 AM
>"Alright Stargazer, let's stay low over the canopy here and look for patches of leaves that look like this. It should be easier than stumbling around in the forest."

>Stargazer narrows her eyes, radiating determination, and nods.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 01, 2021, 08:09:52 PM
>"Let's also stay a bit apart so we cover more ground."
>Move away from Stargazer, but not so far that we'll miss something in between us.
>Begin combing the canopy for heart shaped leaves.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on February 04, 2021, 01:33:44 AM
>"Let's also stay a bit apart so we cover more ground."
>Move away from Stargazer, but not so far that we'll miss something in between us.
>Begin combing the canopy for heart shaped leaves.

> If Closely looking out  for Weird Heart-Spaped or Other Weird Tree Leaves yields nothing, progressively Take Altitude to also look out for Weird Fish Movements or Particulair Tree Circles.

> In any case Move Closer to Inspect  Whatever Is Noticed Weird or Particular

> At the same keep staying in Reachable Range from Stargazer for beckoning her... or be beckoned by her.

Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 04, 2021, 06:01:16 AM
>"Let's also stay a bit apart so we cover more ground."
>Move away from Stargazer, but not so far that we'll miss something in between us.
>Begin combing the canopy for heart shaped leaves.

>You start to comb over the forest canopy!
>...It doesn't take long to realize this could take days, if you don't use something else to help narrow this down.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 06, 2021, 05:40:49 AM
>Call out to Stargazer. "I think there might be too much forest for this."
>Make our way over to her and continue. "Let's go see if Yukari has some vague bullstrawberries that could help with this."
>Look around to see if we can still see Yukari and Sakuya.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 06, 2021, 05:43:28 AM
>Call out to Stargazer. "I think there might be too much forest for this."
>Make our way over to her and continue. "Let's go see if Yukari has some vague bullstrawberries that could help with this."
>Look around to see if we can still see Yukari and Sakuya.

>You look around, and find you have long left Yukari and Sakuya behind; or perhaps vice versa?
>Stargazer seems to be pondering, you get the sense she wants to know how you came to this spot to begin with.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 06, 2021, 05:49:46 AM
>"It was a hunch when I noticed that the fish were avoiding parts of the forest. Ah right, of course. Let's look for other places the fish are avoiding and see if we can find the same sort of trees."
>Look around for other areas absent of fish, particurlarly any larger ones if possible.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 06, 2021, 06:02:24 AM
>"It was a hunch when I noticed that the fish were avoiding parts of the forest. Ah right, of course. Let's look for other places the fish are avoiding and see if we can find the same sort of trees."
>Look around for other areas absent of fish, particurlarly any larger ones if possible.

>It takes you a few minutes to narrow it down, but you note a large spot to the southeast that the fish seem to go out of their way to avoid.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 06, 2021, 06:28:06 AM
>"Let's try over there."
>Head over there and see if we can see any of the leaves we're looking for.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 06, 2021, 08:55:41 AM
>"Let's try over there."
>Head over there and see if we can see any of the leaves we're looking for.

>You make your way toward the southeast, swimming for some distance between reaching it. It doesn't take long to pick out some heart-shaped leaves.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 06, 2021, 09:30:33 AM
>Make our way down to ground (seafloor?) level again and see what Stargazer makes of it.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 07, 2021, 07:51:20 AM
>Make our way down to ground (seafloor?) level again and see what Stargazer makes of it.

>You make your way down to the ocean floor. Much like before, it is full of seaweeds, anemones, and other such things. Except for one spot, a kind of rough ring in the middle of the woods perhaps 20 feet in diameter. Looking along the edge of it, you can see it is between a ring those trees, about a dozen of them.
>Stargazer looks around, her eyes go wide and she nods enthusiastically, practically shining with a sense of epiphany

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 07, 2021, 11:10:31 AM
>"Alright, I guess this is the place then. Any idea what we're supposed to do here?"
>Examine the ring more closely.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 07, 2021, 09:42:08 PM
>"Alright, I guess this is the place then. Any idea what we're supposed to do here?"
>Examine the ring more closely.

>The earth with in the ring of trees is free of seafloor life. However, there are still trees among it.
>Stargazer seems to be pondering at the moment.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 08, 2021, 06:30:40 AM
>Take a step into the ring and see if anything happens.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 08, 2021, 06:32:55 AM
>Take a step into the ring and see if anything happens.

>You take a step into the ring, and feel like something is off, particularly toward the center. You get the feeling that if there's anything you want to get done first, you should probably take care of it before looking into this.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 10, 2021, 05:43:45 AM
>Quests
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on February 10, 2021, 09:03:00 PM
>Quests

// If I remember correctly there are unfinished matters such as the " Bottled Evil Spirit " to give over to Satori at the Palace of Earth Spirits,asking Nazrin who traded that,trading back Murasa's Spellcard at the same "Nazrindou"...//

> When Stargazer has finished pondering,ask her :"...something feels 'particularly suspicious ' at the center of this Tree Ring..."

> " ...Do you perceive that This must be It...?"

> "...Maybe you can even perceive something more precise and important beyond 'that particular suspiciousness'?".


Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 11, 2021, 02:57:27 AM
>Quests

>You Quests are:
>When I Get This Feeling...
>Something has been dragging you into a strange ocean, and all you know is that you aren’t alone there and there are trees. Trees with heart-shaped leaves, which make a very strange circle.
>Kindred Spirits,
>Perhaps you can make friends with that taoist ghost? You do have ghostliness in common...
>Deposit
>You are thinking about leaving the square glass bottle with the Palace of the earth spirits.
>You may have goals outside of these quests.

> When Stargazer has finished pondering,ask her :"...something feels 'particularly suspicious ' at the center of this Tree Ring..."

> " ...Do you perceive that This must be It...?"

> "...Maybe you can even perceive something more precise and important beyond 'that particular suspiciousness'?".

>She nods when you ask if there's something suspicious. Then nods more slowly, radiating uncertainty, when you ask if this is It.
>When you ask your third question, she nods, then approaches you, until she's looking you in the eye. You can feel her radiating a sense that to you will need to possess perfect courage to progress once you advance into that circle.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 13, 2021, 08:46:00 AM
>Make our way back up above the canopy and have another look around to see if we can see Yukari and Sakuya.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 13, 2021, 08:47:20 AM
>Make our way back up above the canopy and have another look around to see if we can see Yukari and Sakuya.

>You ascend and look around. They are nowhere to be seen, you well left them behind.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 13, 2021, 08:56:24 PM
>Sigh.
>"I hope they're not lost."
>Return to the ring.
>"Well Stargazer, this seems pretty promising. Hopefully we're close to sorting this whole mess out. I say we take the plunge and see where this leads. You with me?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on February 13, 2021, 10:13:12 PM
>Sigh.
>"I hope they're not lost."
>Return to the ring.
>"Well Stargazer, this seems pretty promising. Hopefully we're close to sorting this whole mess out. I say we take the plunge and see where this leads. You with me?"

> But before saying that, ,Gauge  if we enough sense of direction and this Tree Ring is standing-out enough ,or else it could be turned so by leaving a mark like a "Makeshift Algae Flag on the Most Visibile Tred Branch"?

> The purpose would be for a Fair Finding The Way after we have made a Fair Backtracking Search in order to try and reach Yukari and Sakuya ,to give and receive Final Insights...

> ...If it is possible or we do find them, otherwise "Blow Sails!"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 14, 2021, 06:24:20 AM
>Sigh.
>"I hope they're not lost."
>Return to the ring.
>"Well Stargazer, this seems pretty promising. Hopefully we're close to sorting this whole mess out. I say we take the plunge and see where this leads. You with me?"

>She seems hesitant.

> But before saying that, ,Gauge  if we enough sense of direction and this Tree Ring is standing-out enough ,or else it could be turned so by leaving a mark like a "Makeshift Algae Flag on the Most Visibile Tred Branch"?

> The purpose would be for a Fair Finding The Way after we have made a Fair Backtracking Search in order to try and reach Yukari and Sakuya ,to give and receive Final Insights...

> ...If it is possible or we do find them, otherwise "Blow Sails!"

>You could easily take some larger seaweed fronds and tie them to a tree. It may still take a bit of searching to find this place, but you don't think it would take much.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on February 15, 2021, 04:50:02 PM
>She seems hesitant.

>You could easily take some larger seaweed fronds and tie them to a tree. It may still take a bit of searching to find this place, but you don't think it would take much.

>_

> Encourage Stargazer : " Well not to worry,we are still able to make and receive helpful preparations such as,after putting up a little watermark,look around to try and find Yukari and Sakuya. "

> Proceed to build and evaluate a mark like that.

> Backtrack in search for signs of Yukari and Sakuya only once we have memorised this route and are able to recognise The Tree Ring's Area.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 16, 2021, 05:09:43 AM
>"Hmm yeah, we should probably at least have Yukari take a look at it first."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 16, 2021, 05:37:00 AM
> Encourage Stargazer : " Well not to worry,we are still able to make and receive helpful preparations such as,after putting up a little watermark,look around to try and find Yukari and Sakuya. "

> Proceed to build and evaluate a mark like that.

> Backtrack in search for signs of Yukari and Sakuya only once we have memorised this route and are able to recognise The Tree Ring's Area.

>"Hmm yeah, we should probably at least have Yukari take a look at it first."

>You find a large and resilient-looking frond, and return to the forest canopy, finding a nice branch to tie it onto.
>Stargazer radiates a feeling of relief when you say that you're going to consult with the others first.
>Heading back to the lake crater, taking note of the path along the way, you look around toward the west and see no sign of Sakuya or Yukari.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 16, 2021, 04:07:41 PM
>Head west in the direction they went for a bit and see if we can see them ahead of us.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 16, 2021, 10:28:27 PM
>Head west in the direction they went for a bit and see if we can see them ahead of us.

>You meander westward, but you do not see them at a glance. There is a lot of westward to have, though.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on February 17, 2021, 05:38:14 PM
>You meander westward, but you do not see them at a glance. There is a lot of westward to have, though.

>_

//If this yields nothing,we could also be even more specific and search again for "fish-avoided spot(s)"//

 > Ask Stargazer if she feels anything else "peculiar" in any direction,apart for that Tree Ring, since it could give clues to Yukari and Sakuya's whereabouts.


> If so follow her "directions" , if not proceed further westwards,still be aware of the tracks and...

> ...swim-fly alternating going above the forest canopy and going inside it in search of them.

> Call out to them.

Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 17, 2021, 06:42:09 PM
>Keep heading westward until we hid the western edge of the forest whilst keeping an eye out for them.
>Also call out occasionally in case they're below the canopy.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 18, 2021, 08:31:26 AM
> Ask Stargazer if she feels anything else "peculiar" in any direction,apart for that Tree Ring, since it could give clues to Yukari and Sakuya's whereabouts.


> If so follow her "directions" , if not proceed further westwards,still be aware of the tracks and...

> ...swim-fly alternating going above the forest canopy and going inside it in search of them.

> Call out to them.

>Keep heading westward until we hid the western edge of the forest whilst keeping an eye out for them.
>Also call out occasionally in case they're below the canopy.

>You make your way westward, looking for curious patterns in the way the fish move. You see a few oddities, which you suspect mean more trees.
>Calling out from time to time, you eventually hear Sakuya reply: "Down here!" from below a patch of forest.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 18, 2021, 06:57:50 PM
>Descend through the canopy to where we heard Sakuya's voice.
>"We found something."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on February 19, 2021, 07:54:39 PM
> "
>You make your way westward, looking for curious patterns in the way the fish move. You see a few oddities, which you suspect mean more trees.
>Calling out from time to time, you eventually hear Sakuya reply: "Down here!" from below a patch of forest.

>_
//A " brighter common thread " has been appearing  to be relatively "in-betweening"-appearing  "below patches of forest under the canopy of the forest " //

>  When in viewing-range of each other observe the layout's area and add :"I am really praying you have not swum across any snags for evenyone good's sake ,but rather come across  other good  findings news here westward ".
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 22, 2021, 08:18:45 AM
>Descend through the canopy to where we heard Sakuya's voice.
>"We found something."


>  When in viewing-range of each other observe the layout's area and add :"I am really praying you have not swum across any snags for evenyone good's sake ,but rather come across  other good  findings news here westward ".

>You descend down and find Sakuya standing alone, near another of those trees. She looks up as you descend, and nods. "Tell me everything," she says.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 22, 2021, 09:42:06 PM
>"Where's Yukari? She'll probably want to hear this too."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on February 23, 2021, 03:29:12 AM
>"Where's Yukari? She'll probably want to hear this too."

// Among the" Item-Tasks but not Quests" : " Untouched Shared Money (Very Faithfully fund-provided by Byakuren plus the Myourenji&Company) to Rightfully Return", save for naturally ,already explained to and approval-met by Byakuren," ,Friendly Help 'Gratitude(s)' to be Returned and Necessary Money Trade-Back"...plus...//

// ... Task "Thruthful Report/Co-Report to' Eientei ' about The Exaggerated(?)Issue about  Doremy's with Okina's helped by Mai's and Satono's,clearing out Any (Eventual) Kinks or Misunderstanding"... plus...//

// ( at least 1 another if not maybe 2 ,"saved" for later,but I am QUITE SORRY due to "having to "make ...oh...over-encimbering&delaying )//

> Nod to Sakuya, wait for Stargazer to be near us if not Yukari herself to approach or show up, and add ,with a well-raised soundly-heard tone of voice if Yukari is not coming: " Well if we begin by The Eastward Side...we can now ' Certainly Confirmation '  ,turn smiling to Stargazer and then pointedly point to That Tree or Those Trees here , that it is a ' Many-Roots Job by Those Trees ' which are truly some kind of  ' Partly-Ominous Memory-Filled Tree-Turned Entities acting as sorta-Monitors&Extensions ' ... "

>..." Yukari told us the ,as it may be described so far,Unseen Clergy Gazing Entity I and Stargazer perceived here must have some form of those and they are quite likely to be it,however the Top Priority the finding of  ..."

> "... a Mostly-Ominous Circle-Ring by the Same Tree-Entities,reachable by an Eastward Route and now with a ...makeshift mark".

Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on February 24, 2021, 02:14:10 AM

// Among the" Item-Tasks but not Quests" : " Untouched Shared Money (Very Faithfully fund-provided by Byakuren plus the Myourenji&Company) to Rightfully Return", save for naturally ,already explained to and approval-met by Byakuren," ,Friendly Help 'Gratitude(s)' to be Returned and Necessary Money Trade-Back"...plus...//

// ... Task "Thruthful Report/Co-Report to' Eientei ' about The Exaggerated(?)Issue about  Doremy's with Okina's helped by Mai's and Satono's,clearing out Any (Eventual) Kinks or Misunderstanding"... plus...//

// ( at least 1 another if not maybe 2 ,"saved" for later,but I am QUITE SORRY due to "having to "make ...oh...over-encoumber&delay )//

> Nod to Sakuya, wait for at least Stargazer to be near us if not Yukari herself or if we have some sign she may be approaching, then complement with a raised all-around tone of voice to be soundly-heard by to be sure: " So we did find out at the ' East-Side'...' Certain Confirm"  ,turn smiling to Stargazer and then pointedly point to That/Those Tree/Trees , to be a' Many-Roots Job by Those Trees ' which in Truth are Revealing alike ' Half-Ominous Tree-Turned Entities - sorta-Monitors&Extensions ' ; what Yukari told to be on the look-out for at our journey-start ,plus  ..."

> "...The Top Priority : a Mostly-Ominous Circle-Ring by the Same Tree-Entities,Mostly Eastward by here in a Mostly-Specular Way  ,now makeshift marked".

// ... A (sort-of) Tale-Report to Tojiko(and through her to the Taoists) , a ('') Knowledge-Report to Patchouli, a ('') Clarifying-Report to Suwako&Sanae; the possibility to give One to Byakuren&Myourenji should approach us without seeking it unless avoided somehow //
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 25, 2021, 01:20:51 AM
>"Where's Yukari? She'll probably want to hear this too."

>Sakuya shrugs. "Who can tell? She went off in a gap to investigate something."


> Nod to Sakuya, wait for Stargazer to be near us if not Yukari herself to approach or show up, and add ,with a well-raised soundly-heard tone of voice if Yukari is not coming: " Well if we begin by The Eastward Side...we can now ' Certainly Confirmation '  ,turn smiling to Stargazer and then pointedly point to That Tree or Those Trees here , that it is a ' Many-Roots Job by Those Trees ' which are truly some kind of  ' Partly-Ominous Memory-Filled Tree-Turned Entities acting as sorta-Monitors&Extensions ' ... "

>..." Yukari told us the ,as it may be described so far,Unseen Clergy Gazing Entity I and Stargazer perceived here must have some form of those and they are quite likely to be it,however the Top Priority the finding of  ..."

> "... a Mostly-Ominous Circle-Ring by the Same Tree-Entities,reachable by an Eastward Route and now with a ...makeshift mark".

>"What?" says Sakuya.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on February 25, 2021, 10:02:34 PM
>Sakuya shrugs. "Who can tell? She went off in a gap to investigate something."

>"What?" says Sakuya.

>_

> " Forgive me for being misleading for I am still coming to terms on how to describe that Those Trees - point to That Tree nearby Sakuya - are rather Tree - or rather seemingly...Tree-Turned Entities... they have formed Over There - make a ring-shaped hand sign and point it Eastward- some manner of Ring-Circle Tree-Made Passage or Gateway leading Somewhere... Ominously Important.p ,as both I and Stargazer have felt at the time "

> " I might be wrong on my intuition and I am still in the dark about The Good Discoveries by you&Yukari but..."

>" ...Are not this stop-by under-canopy nearby 1 of Those Tree and that Yukari "Gap-Away" Investigation happening and looking to have just some of the right common key points in common ?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 26, 2021, 08:43:52 AM
> " Forgive me for being misleading for I am still coming to terms on how to describe that Those Trees - point to That Tree nearby Sakuya - are rather Tree - or rather seemingly...Tree-Turned Entities... they have formed Over There - make a ring-shaped hand sign and point it Eastward- some manner of Ring-Circle Tree-Made Passage or Gateway leading Somewhere... Ominously Important.p ,as both I and Stargazer have felt at the time "

> " I might be wrong on my intuition and I am still in the dark about The Good Discoveries by you&Yukari but..."

>" ...Are not this stop-by under-canopy nearby 1 of Those Tree and that Yukari "Gap-Away" Investigation happening and looking to have just some of the right common key points in common ?"

>She nods as you speak. "Well, what we found is that we're pretty sure these trees aren't native to the East," she says. "Yukari thinks they might be new world trees."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 27, 2021, 10:37:11 PM
>Do we know much about any 'new world'?
>"We managed to find what Stargazer was looking for, it wasn't a single tree but rather an ominous ring of trees. I was hoping Yukari could take a look at it. How like her to just dissapear off somewhere."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 27, 2021, 10:42:52 PM
>Do we know much about any 'new world'?
>"We managed to find what Stargazer was looking for, it wasn't a single tree but rather an ominous ring of trees. I was hoping Yukari could take a look at it. How like her to just dissapear off somewhere."

>You know...of it. Apparently if you go further east into the ocean for many days, going so far that east becomes west once more, you find it.
>"How like her indeed," says Sakuya. "What's ominous about it?"

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 27, 2021, 10:50:47 PM
>"Well, the parser warned me to finish up my side quests before I went there. Pretty sure there's a final boss in there or something."
>Did the feeling we got from the ring of trees feel related to the unpleasant feeling we've been having since this whole thing began?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 27, 2021, 10:52:40 PM
>"Well, the parser warned me to finish up my side quests before I went there. Pretty sure there's a final boss in there or something."
>Did the feeling we got from the ring of trees feel related to the unpleasant feeling we've been having since this whole thing began?

>Hard to say either way. You'll have to use your intuition there.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on February 27, 2021, 10:58:56 PM
>"Well, nothing much to look at it. But being near it gives me a strange feeling. You felt it too right Stargazer?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on February 27, 2021, 11:21:20 PM
>You know...of it. Apparently if you go further east into the ocean for many days, going so far that east becomes west once more, you find it.
>"How like her indeed," says Sakuya. "What's ominous about it?"

>_

> " I am about to ask a confirmation from Stargazer ,but it is likely  the Ominous Presence of the " Unseen Clergy" we felt in the earlier "voyages" is similar or even...the same."

> "Besides, since it is important to show that Ominous Ring-Cirle of Those Trees to all of us,we might as well wait for Yukari  to come back here once her "Inspection" is finished...unless she said or hinted not to wait for her?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on February 28, 2021, 05:50:27 PM
>"Well, nothing much to look at it. But being near it gives me a strange feeling. You felt it too right Stargazer?"

>Stargazer nods in agreement.

> " I am about to ask a confirmation from Stargazer ,but it is likely  the Ominous Presence of the " Unseen Clergy" we felt in the earlier "voyages" is similar or even...the same."

> "Besides, since it is important to show that Ominous Ring-Cirle of Those Trees to all of us,we might as well wait for Yukari  to come back here once her "Inspection" is finished...unless she said or hinted not to wait for her?"

>Stargazer radiates uncertainty, but slowly nods.
>"No, Yukari didn't leave any kind of instructions," says Sakuya. "That might have been helpful."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on March 02, 2021, 10:04:28 PM
>Stargazer nods in agreement.

>Stargazer radiates uncertainty, but slowly nods.
>"No, Yukari didn't leave any kind of instructions," says Sakuya. "That might have been helpful."

>_

> " Well,we the 3 of us can wait for Yukari around here while ,still,around here, checking if there is any Other Anomaly or Such or ,and...  "

>..."if she tarries too much,then that is the go-ahead to head together,though not hurrying in order for possible.catch-ups, for the Ominous Tree Circle-Ring."

> Unless Objected ,Wait for Yukari and Check for Anomalies around here...
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 03, 2021, 07:31:18 AM
> " Well,we the 3 of us can wait for Yukari around here while ,still,around here, checking if there is any Other Anomaly or Such or ,and...  "

>..."if she tarries too much,then that is the go-ahead to head together,though not hurrying in order for possible.catch-ups, for the Ominous Tree Circle-Ring."

> Unless Objected ,Wait for Yukari and Check for Anomalies around here...

>Sakuya nods. "I'm not inclined to do much without Yukari around. She told me this bubble was nothing to worry about, but I'd rather not risk it without her around."
>You wait around. The currents flow gently around you while, the fish keep their distance from the tree. The swaying of the sea flora and the canopy overhead is curious to watch. After a few minutes, a purple gap opens nearby, and Yukari steps out.
>"Ah, there you are," Yukari says. "You've noticed our guests, I hope?"

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 03, 2021, 07:37:06 AM
>"Our... guests?"
>We haven't noticed anything that could be construed as guests have we?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 03, 2021, 07:52:36 AM
>"Our... guests?"
>We haven't noticed anything that could be construed as guests have we?

>...You don't think so?

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 03, 2021, 08:15:15 AM
>"What do you mean? Are we not alone in here?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 03, 2021, 08:18:37 AM
>"What do you mean? Are we not alone in here?"

>"Well, to put it bluntly," Yukari says, "Those trees are not in Gensokyo." She gestures toward the unusual tree near Sakuya.
>"Hm," says the maid, looking at it again.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 03, 2021, 08:29:10 AM
>"Oh that's what you meant, you had me ready to batten down the hatches for a second there."
>"Sakuya mentioned something about that before, they're trees from the new world? Could that mean that whatever's behind this came from outside Gensokyo?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 03, 2021, 08:33:00 AM
>"Oh that's what you meant, you had me ready to batten down the hatches for a second there."
>"Sakuya mentioned something about that before, they're trees from the new world? Could that mean that whatever's behind this came from outside Gensokyo?"

>"It's possible," says Yukari, "But I don't think it's quite so easy. Do keep in mind, practically none of this has any substance."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 03, 2021, 08:39:45 AM
>"Hmm. Well, we came to find you for a reason. We managed to find the exact trees that Stargazer was thinking of. It's a ring of trees with heart shaped leaves, and something about it is... off."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 03, 2021, 08:41:05 AM
>"Hmm. Well, we came to find you for a reason. We managed to find the exact trees that Stargazer was thinking of. It's a ring of trees with heart shaped leaves, and something about it is... off."

>"How fascinating," says Yukari, "Do tell me more?"

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 04, 2021, 12:04:00 AM
>"Well searching the entire forest top to bottom seemed like it was going to take too long so I started to look for anything out of the ordinary, and I noticed there were some places that the fish were avoiding. Turns out it's this type of tree with heart shaped leaves which Stargazer thought was important. So looking around for more like that we managed to find a cluster of them, and it's nothing concrete but it's a very ominous cluster of trees somehow. I was thinking maybe we should get you to take a look at it."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 04, 2021, 04:00:43 AM
>"Well searching the entire forest top to bottom seemed like it was going to take too long so I started to look for anything out of the ordinary, and I noticed there were some places that the fish were avoiding. Turns out it's this type of tree with heart shaped leaves which Stargazer thought was important. So looking around for more like that we managed to find a cluster of them, and it's nothing concrete but it's a very ominous cluster of trees somehow. I was thinking maybe we should get you to take a look at it."

>"I wondered if the fish weren't worth looking into," says Yukari. "Very good eye. Let's see these cluster, then?"

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 04, 2021, 07:43:20 AM
>"Sure, I should be able to find my way back there."
>Use our expert navigation skills to lead Yukari and Sakuya to the ring of trees.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 04, 2021, 07:54:50 AM
>"Sure, I should be able to find my way back there."
>Use our expert navigation skills to lead Yukari and Sakuya to the ring of trees.

>You make your way back westward.
>Through a combination of observing the fish and looking for the length of seaweed you left tied to a tree, it doesn't take more than a few minutes to arrive there.
>Landing near the ring of trees, Yukari says, "Ah, it's a good thing you didn't go in there. It would have taken us ages to find you."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 04, 2021, 11:00:07 AM
>"Oh. I uh, almost did. What would have happened?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 04, 2021, 11:15:59 PM
>"Oh. I uh, almost did. What would have happened?"

>"Why, you would have go through," says Yukari. "You might as well picked a random rabbit hole a good half hour away to go hide in."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on March 05, 2021, 02:08:21 AM
>"Why, you would have go through," says Yukari. "You might as well picked a random rabbit hole a good half hour away to go hide in."

>_

//  ! :meiling: ! Half-Long , Half-Exhaustive&Exhausting Wall of Text  ! :meiling: ! //

> To Yukari " Good Ghostly Gravy  ! I would have been 1 of The Alice-like Captains  through The Rabbit Hole to Another Wonderland ? A Navy Rabbit Under A Sea-Memorial-Illusive Wonderland? "
 
> In Response to Yukari,Briefly Gift her with a Thoughtful,then Relieved,then Little Smiling Expression...

> ...Lastly Turn Attention on."True " Focusing&Discerning "THE TREE-CIRCLE'S TRUE ,BEYOND MEMORIAL&ILLUSIVE,SUBSTANCE ALONGSIDE ITS RAMIFICATIONS...

> Explain what and how are We Trying To Discern,and...

>...if "readings&feelings" are vague close-in distance together with Stargazer without stepping-in or getting too dangerously close; requestYukari&Sakuya the same

> ...Is That  Sense  "Unease,Dread Ominous" ,or a more on-facts description,still at "Same Tension-Wave as Before "?

> Can it be described like that it is more simpler or de

> How similar and different is it compared between the" Unseen FORMLESS ONE  ClerEntity"?

> Also  Ask Stargazer These 3 comparations by the Same Premise with Calm,Conviction and...Preparation to be about to Interpret  to the "4Muskeeters Resolutors".

> Of Course Report+Interpret+Insight-out to &with Yukari  ,not forgetting Sakuya.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 05, 2021, 02:20:06 AM
>"So if you step in there it sends you somewhere?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 05, 2021, 02:28:07 AM
//  ! :meiling: ! Half-Long , Half-Exhaustive&Exhausting Wall of Text  ! :meiling: ! //

> To Yukari " Good Ghostly Gravy  ! I would have been 1 of The Alice-like Captains  through The Rabbit Hole to Another Wonderland ? A Navy Rabbit Under A Sea-Memorial-Illusive Wonderland? "
 
> In Response to Yukari,Briefly Gift her with a Thoughtful,then Relieved,then Little Smiling Expression...

> ...Lastly Turn Attention on."True " Focusing&Discerning "THE TREE-CIRCLE'S TRUE ,BEYOND MEMORIAL&ILLUSIVE,SUBSTANCE ALONGSIDE ITS RAMIFICATIONS...

> Explain what and how are We Trying To Discern,and...

>...if "readings&feelings" are vague close-in distance together with Stargazer without stepping-in or getting too dangerously close; requestYukari&Sakuya the same

> ...Is That  Sense  "Unease,Dread Ominous" ,or a more on-facts description,still at "Same Tension-Wave as Before "?

> Can it be described like that it is more simpler or de

> How similar and different is it compared between the" Unseen FORMLESS ONE  ClerEntity"?

> Also  Ask Stargazer These 3 comparations by the Same Premise with Calm,Conviction and...Preparation to be about to Interpret  to the "4Muskeeters Resolutors".

> Of Course Report+Interpret+Insight-out to &with Yukari  ,not forgetting Sakuya.

>It's hard to tell.

>"So if you step in there it sends you somewhere?"

>"Just so," says Yukari. "One way, unless there's some trick to it that I can't see."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on March 06, 2021, 06:10:17 PM
>It's hard to tell.

>"Just so," says Yukari. "One way, unless there's some trick to it that I can't see."

>_

> "I wonder if it can be tested a little like this..."

> Take a pebble or something similar,throw or push it inside the Tree-Circle...

> What happens to it,what can be felt?

> "...and like this."

> Fire a Small Stream of Danmaku inside it...

> What occurs ,what is perceived?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 08, 2021, 12:01:48 AM
> "I wonder if it can be tested a little like this..."

> Take a pebble or something similar,throw or push it inside the Tree-Circle...

> What happens to it,what can be felt?

> "...and like this."

> Fire a Small Stream of Danmaku inside it...

> What occurs ,what is perceived?

>You toss a rock, then fire a little danmaku. In both cases, nothing unusual happens. "Ah, it's not that kind of gateway," says Yukari. "It's not the kind just anything can pass through as it pleases. It takes something more; I don't think it would accept animals, for instance. Though the fish certainly aren't testing it."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 08, 2021, 11:54:18 PM
>"Then I guess we couldn't tie a rope around somebody and throw them in?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 09, 2021, 06:38:41 AM
>"Then I guess we couldn't tie a rope around somebody and throw them in?"

>"It wouldn't make any difference, no," says Yukari.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 10, 2021, 12:28:53 AM
>"Hmm, I don't suppose you have some convenient thing that could act as a beacon that I could take with me and then you use it to locate me?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on March 10, 2021, 03:17:37 AM
>"Hmm, I don't suppose you have some convenient thing that could act as a beacon that I could take with me and then you use it to locate me?"

> " Those 'fishes',or rather vivid memories of fishes, certainly have a sharper sense of danger which is a plus for us especially for the  'us  Captain Ghost and New Friend Spirit' ; these Ghost&Spirits which 'The Formless Invisible Mastermind with Gateway " truly seems ...attuned to..."

> Sigh wistfully:" ...though for support missing ,even at a distanced as this suggests,Ghost-wise  the friendly helpful Tojiko AND Myouren Temple-wise any  Myourenji,but back a the Current Heart Root of the Matter...

> Listen out and then Show to Yukari: " (list of)  belongings to hopefully turn into 'The (One True) Beacon' " .
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 10, 2021, 07:14:25 AM
>"Hmm, I don't suppose you have some convenient thing that could act as a beacon that I could take with me and then you use it to locate me?"

>"Nope," says Yukari. "But lucky for you, I don't need one now that I know where to look."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 10, 2021, 11:37:21 AM
>"So if I go through you'll be able to follow me?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 11, 2021, 10:04:00 PM
>"So if I go through you'll be able to follow me?"

>"I could, but I won't," says Yukari. "It's far wiser that one of us remain behind."
>"...Will my bubble be fine in there?" says Sakuya.
>"For the last time, yes," says Yukari. "You can throw your knives through it if you like."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on March 11, 2021, 10:59:16 PM
>"I could, but I won't," says Yukari. "It's far wiser that one of us remain behind."
>"...Will my bubble be fine in there?" says Sakuya.
>"For the last time, yes," says Yukari. "You can throw your knives through it if you like."

>_

> Look to Yukari,Sakuya,Stargazer,finally to the Tree-Circle Gateway:" I am assuming keeping in touch or keeping an observation point between 1 to  the 3 of us, with due precautions, is also non-issue then?"

> Just in case...check Spellcards and have them cautiously ready .
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on March 16, 2021, 12:28:27 AM
>"Nope," says Yukari. "But lucky for you, I don't need one now that I know where to look."

>_

> " My experience could be lacking in there...likely-wise, are there anything see should be especially on the lookout for, ascertain,be taking back or ,on the contrary,be vigilant against ?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 16, 2021, 06:27:07 PM
>"Hmm true, I suppose you are just about the only person who'd have any chance of rescuing us if things get stormy in there."
>Turn to Sakuya.
>"You don't have to come with me if you don't want to, I can't expect you to just dive into the unkown for me."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 17, 2021, 08:14:19 AM
> Look to Yukari,Sakuya,Stargazer,finally to the Tree-Circle Gateway:" I am assuming keeping in touch or keeping an observation point between 1 to  the 3 of us, with due precautions, is also non-issue then?"

> Just in case...check Spellcards and have them cautiously ready .

>"Ah, quite the opposite," says Yukari. "You'll be on your own."
>You spell cards are as ready as they can be.

> " My experience could be lacking in there...likely-wise, are there anything see should be especially on the lookout for, ascertain,be taking back or ,on the contrary,be vigilant against ?"

>"No idea," says Yukari.
>You feel Stargazer nearby, radiating her warning from before.

>"Hmm true, I suppose you are just about the only person who'd have any chance of rescuing us if things get stormy in there."
>Turn to Sakuya.
>"You don't have to come with me if you don't want to, I can't expect you to just dive into the unkown for me."

>"Ah, no," says Sakuya. "This has been puzzling me for a long while now, and I am determined to get to the bottom of it."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on March 18, 2021, 02:56:04 AM
> " Well then,if we are all set..."

> Turn to Stargazer and Sakuya for a Final Confirmation.

> If Confirmed Ready :"...then let's get through this together".

> Step through together.

Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 19, 2021, 10:13:57 PM
> " Well then,if we are all set..."

> Turn to Stargazer and Sakuya for a Final Confirmation.

> If Confirmed Ready :"...then let's get through this together".

> Step through together.

>"Well, before you get into any hurries," Yukari says, "I should try to let you know how this will work. You will be on your own. I won't be able to give you warnings or advice or anything. It will take me time to get you out, I would estimate around three hours. I'm afraid there will be little warning. If you think you need something or some handle something, I would recommend you get to it beforehand, just in case."
>Stargazer radiates a sense that she is absolutely not going in there.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 20, 2021, 12:21:02 AM
>"So we go in, find out what we can in around three hours, then you'll reel us back out?"
>"Don't worry Stargazer, you don't have to come with me."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 20, 2021, 03:36:57 AM
>"So we go in, find out what we can in around three hours, then you'll reel us back out?"
>"Don't worry Stargazer, you don't have to come with me."

>"At least three, assuming you don't do something foolish," says Yukari.
>Stargazer radiates relief.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on March 21, 2021, 06:36:36 AM
>"At least three, assuming you don't do something foolish," says Yukari.
>Stargazer radiates relief.

>_

//There are still valuable hints we could really be finishing something beforehand and be better prepared for (END GAME APPROACHING )  also considering Yukari"s warning that we have "a limited amount of time to do good for (3 hours at least) but not if we do foolishly ..."

//(...in any case this tends to mean that being unprepared/impulsive/rush/sluggish could leave behind negative/ambiguous consequences/situation...which would "range from Correcting Defects/Fill-up Omissions  (springing variably  from (A-Z) Maribel Quest ,Iku Quest A-Z ,Nue  Quest) to a Potential Worseing Course Next( Q&A  Kisume Quest indicates a " Captured What-If Endgame" would "De-Route  the Next Yukari Quest/Yukari's Involments)//

//So Better Asking Yukari(and so partly to Parser!Purvis) IF feasible to come back&forth and IF it is we could try and(at least for better relations-interactions,prudence,counseling) ...

//Visit+Explanation to Eientei to be prepared a Lunarian/Gensokyo Lunarian "Recovery or Complement or. Luck-Boost "?//

// Same thing Magic-Wise or Knowledge-Wise through Patchouli ?//

//This needs the clearer explanations about  if at least 1 other fit person can tag along,fit as far as ghostly,gh as well :bringing Tojiko Along&Through after checking if she is alright and she approves ?//

// ?? //

> To Stargazer :"Do not worry,my friend,I meant also as "ready to welcome us back and help watching back here "

>Turn to Yukari and  Present her the "Mysteriously Ever-Warm Bottle /w Evil Spirit " : " Perphaps,just Perphaps,bringing along this " Mysteriously Enbottled Evil Spirit" ,which I should cleanly turn over at the Chireiden  sooner or later ,could risk foolishness ".

> When she has finished with it :" So it is alright if ,undisturbed,we come back to Gensokyo and return here with something  for aid, maybe also possible to bring another someone else fit to aid"?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 21, 2021, 08:06:49 AM
> To Stargazer :"Do not worry,my friend,I meant also as "ready to welcome us back and help watching back here "

>Turn to Yukari and  Present her the "Mysteriously Ever-Warm Bottle /w Evil Spirit " : " Perphaps,just Perphaps,bringing along this " Mysteriously Enbottled Evil Spirit" ,which I should cleanly turn over at the Chireiden  sooner or later ,could risk foolishness ".

> When she has finished with it :" So it is alright if ,undisturbed,we come back to Gensokyo and return here with something  for aid, maybe also possible to bring another someone else fit to aid"?

>Stargazer nods, now radiating a bit of shame for feeling prior relief.
>"It might be fine," says Yukari, "But I might not take it in just in case."
>"It's much easier for me to bring you here and back than it is to pull you out of there," Yukari says.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 21, 2021, 05:45:27 PM
>"Alright, hopefully this leads to sorting this whole mess out. You ready to go Sakuya?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 22, 2021, 07:39:49 AM
>"Alright, hopefully this leads to sorting this whole mess out. You ready to go Sakuya?"

>Sakuya nods. "If you are. If you're leaving, I'll be returning to the mansion until you're ready. It should be easy enough for Yukari to bring us together."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 22, 2021, 09:23:32 PM
>Spellcards
>Inventory
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 23, 2021, 01:22:51 AM
>Spellcards
>Inventory

>Your inventory contains
>Nautical hat!
>It is jaunty!
>Nautical blouse
>Fit for a captain, thus fit for you.
>Nautical Dress
>It completes your outfit. You have shorts that look a lot like them, too.
>Black shoes.
>These have a bit of a ship's deck cobbled into the soles, so you can be more comfortable on land.
>Bottomless Dipper
>This dipper has no bottom. When you just can't resist the urge to flood a ship, this will buy some time.
>Anchor
>It's not that heavy; they stop ships by grabbing onto the bottom. If they did it by weight, they'd sink the ship!
> Capsize "Dragging Anchor"
>Toss an anchor, leave a trail of water.
>Drowning Sign "Deep Vortex" (Used)
>Water droplet danmaku swirls around your opponent
>Harbor Sign "Phantom Ship Harbor"
>Lots of anchors!
>Phantom "Dipper Creeping Close"
>You embrace your ghostly aspect with this survival card.
>Ghost Journal
>This seems to be written by a ghost from the outside world? Is this possible? No, it’s just a novel after all.
>Potted Cactus
>You’ve never seen a plant that looks like a tiny ball with thorns before. It seems to be very tough-looking, and covered with odd wispy fuzz. Stargazer is currently possessing it.
>Square Glass Bottle
>This is a square-shaped bottle made of glass. It is curiously warm to the touch, probably due to the evil spirit trapped inside of it.
>Bottle of Red Sauce
> Marked as Whispering Oni sauce, it promises a slow, mild heat.
>150☼
>This is 150☼

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on March 24, 2021, 08:18:06 PM
>Sakuya nods. "If you are. If you're leaving, I'll be returning to the mansion until you're ready. It should be easy enough for Yukari to bring us together."

>_

// " Long-ish Wall-ish"+CAPS HIGHLIGHTED both by First Character AND WHOLE WORDS but also by " quotation " ' marks ' //

>(//) Remember about : still " 1 SPELLCARD to trade back 'Nazrindou-wise ' "..(//)

> ... (//) Wonder about :could Nazrin  be accepting ,besides 1 out of our 2 times in case, a " FAIR SUM AS TEMPORARY ADVANCE DEPOSIT IN EXCHANGE FOR A PROMISE&REDEEM OF LATER PROPER TRADE,it would be also VOUCHED BY the sum remaining among ' the yourenji Communal Charitable Funds ' ?" (//)

> Nod with hints of a smile To Sakuya : " send "explorer of the unknown" greetings for me to Patchouli and the others at the Mansion 

" In fact Patchouli, also since her research about Mysterious Unseen Clergy " has progressed and is going to keep on thanks to all this, as well might indeed turn out  with A Useful Research Note or Else of Aid."

> Hopeful Look&Tone To Yukari  : "  IF DOABLE to let someone else come exploring-aiding Beyond There, then I would like to contact Tojiko about that ..."

"...of course ONCE Explained,IF Agreed,IF she has Re-Collect herself  enough since that 'selfless substitution in my stead versus a reckoning Chen' ,in short, that SUDDEN DUEL AT THE MAYOHIGA VILLAGE ."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 26, 2021, 08:12:29 PM
>"Hmm actually maybe I am being a bit hasty. Tojiko might want in on this too, and I left one of my spellcards somewhere. It wouldn't be too hard to come back here again if we leave would it Yukari?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 26, 2021, 11:03:02 PM
>"Hmm actually maybe I am being a bit hasty. Tojiko might want in on this too, and I left one of my spellcards somewhere. It wouldn't be too hard to come back here again if we leave would it Yukari?"

>"As I said, much easier than trying to drag you back after the fact," says Yukari.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 27, 2021, 10:51:36 PM
>"Alright, I'll go and prepare then. I'll try not to take too long, I'd prefer to get this sorted out as soon as possible. Should I meet you somewhere after I'm done?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on March 28, 2021, 01:45:51 AM
>"Hmm actually maybe I am being a bit hasty. Tojiko might want in on this too, and I left one of my spellcards somewhere. It wouldn't be too hard to come back here again if we leave would it Yukari?"

>"Alright, I'll go and prepare then. I'll try not to take too long, I'd prefer to get this sorted out as soon as possible. Should I meet you somewhere after I'm done?"

// I thankfully Agreed on all "executive" points  I had been considering in and sharing out to possibly be clarified/clarity //

> How Long of a Day  has about  elapsed since this Morning at the Myouren Temple?

> Has Time
 in This Pocket In-Beetwen Barrier been nearly still or   ...

>...Passing On Shiftedly ; and It "becoming noticeable" by the "Memory-Manifestion" of the Swimming-About School of Fishes...and/or... "More Mirrored Piece Of True Gensokyo ?


Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 29, 2021, 09:45:00 PM
>"Alright, I'll go and prepare then. I'll try not to take too long, I'd prefer to get this sorted out as soon as possible. Should I meet you somewhere after I'm done?"

>"Let's gather up at the gates of the Scarlet Devil Mansion," says Sakuya. "That would be fastest, no?"
>"I suppose so," says Yukari. "Yes, that will do quite nicely as I reflect on it. Once you two have gathered again, I'll come for you."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on March 30, 2021, 08:04:33 PM
>"Alright, sounds like a plan. See you soon."
>Will ourself out of this place.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on March 30, 2021, 11:17:58 PM
 
>Stargazer nods, now radiating a bit of shame for feeling prior relief.
>"It might be fine," says Yukari, "But I might not take it in just in case."
>"It's much easier for me to bring you here and back than it is to pull you out of there," Yukari says.

>_

>(//) > Make a note to also deliver,or have it delivered, the "  Square Bottle (with 1 evil spirit) " to Satori, or to another who has authority on her behalf: it is both a good action and a good precaution . (//)
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on March 31, 2021, 05:15:18 AM
>"Alright, sounds like a plan. See you soon."
>Will ourself out of this place.

>You leave the flooded world behind.
>Stepping out, you find yourself in a place that is nearly identical. The ground is covered with thick underbrush rather than seaweeds, quite a bit more tangled. There are no signs of the tree ring, but every other tree is still there. Stargaze floats beside you, no longer in her man-o-war form. You can feel a sense of satisfaction related to that radiating from her.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 01, 2021, 08:01:16 AM
>Make our way back up above the canopy and orient ourself.
>Fly to Kourindou.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 01, 2021, 08:33:55 AM
>Make our way back up above the canopy and orient ourself.
>Fly to Kourindou.

>Stargazer quietly retreats into her cactus as you take to the air.
>Cresting the canopy, you are able to orient yourself quickly. Kourindou, as it turns out, is not terribly far away. Landing in front of it, you can see nothing appears to have changed outside. You think there might be a customer inside, glancing through the window.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on April 02, 2021, 08:38:26 PM
>Stargazer quietly retreats into her cactus as you take to the air.
>Cresting the canopy, you are able to orient yourself quickly. Kourindou, as it turns out, is not terribly far away. Landing in front of it, you can see nothing appears to have changed outside. You think there might be a customer inside, glancing through the window.

>_

> Glance back :is it someone familiar?

> Enter and Hail those who are present.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 03, 2021, 05:47:08 PM
> Glance back :is it someone familiar?

> Enter and Hail those who are present.

>You...think it might be that loup de garou woman?
>Entering inside, you find your instincts were correct. The werewolf woman in the hanafuda skirt is here, perusing the shelves. Nazrin is at the counter, her feet kicked up as she leans back in the chair. One of her mouse friends is currently perched on her head.
>"Hello," says the werewolf, wearing her usual long dress with the hanafuda card pattern.
>"Cap'n," Nazrin says with a little nod.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 04, 2021, 01:29:38 AM
>Wave to Kagerou.
>Do we even know her name?
>Nod back to Nazrin and approach the counter.
>"Hi Naz, you still got that spellcard I left here?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on April 05, 2021, 01:29:50 AM
 :spells: :note:
HAPPY HOLIEST EASTER !
  :lives: :notes:
>You...think it might be that loup de garou woman?
>Entering inside, you find your instincts were correct. The werewolf woman in the hanafuda skirt is here, perusing the shelves. Nazrin is at the counter, her feet kicked up as she leans back in the chair. One of her mouse friends is currently perched on her head.
>"Hello," says the werewolf, wearing her usual long dress with the hanafuda card pattern.
>"Cap'n," Nazrin says with a little nod.

>_

> Do we perphaps know her from passage-through a that time when we meet up Patchouli ,and were eventually helped by her after explanations, at the Eientei in her endeavour to Investigate&Resolve "That Summer Sun Incident"?

> What she seems to be browsing?

>Wave to Kagerou.
>Do we even know her name?
>Nod back to Nazrin and approach the counter.
>"Hi Naz, you still got that spellcard I left here?"

> What more or less Noticeable Item Changes can we see on the shelves,before we possibly ask Nazrin about that 1 or this 1  ?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 05, 2021, 02:28:40 AM
Happy Easter, yalls.

>Wave to Kagerou.
>Do we even know her name?
>Nod back to Nazrin and approach the counter.
>"Hi Naz, you still got that spellcard I left here?"

>It's Ka-something...
>"It's still here for the moment," says Nazrin.

> Do we perphaps know her from passage-through a that time when we meet up Patchouli ,and were eventually helped by her after explanations, at the Eientei in her endeavour to Investigate&Resolve "That Summer Sun Incident"?
> What she seems to be browsing?
> What more or less Noticeable Item Changes can we see on the shelves,before we possibly ask Nazrin about that 1 or this 1  ?

>You've seen her a few times during various goings on. You've not really talked.
>She seems to be looking over...your spellcard, actually.
>The Store contains:
>Black-Feathered Arrow
>Empty Bag
>Goose Feather
>Book: Qabus Nama
>Lead Pipe
>Katana Sheath
>Pitted Rock
>Wooden Sword
>Glass Shield
>Scroll Tube
>Tiny Pillow
>Set of 3 Stuffed Mice
>Book: Le Morte d'Arthur
>Small Black Wheel
>Corncob Pipe
>Whetstone
>Small Jade Dragon
>Half Mask with Single Horn
>Harbor Sign "Phantom Ship Harbor"
>Poofy Red Hat
>Bottle of Speckled Powder

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 05, 2021, 03:40:42 AM
>Do a double take when we see what she's looking at.
>See if we can work out if she's just having a look at it or seriously considering purchasing it
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 06, 2021, 07:42:39 AM
>Do a double take when we see what she's looking at.
>See if we can work out if she's just having a look at it or seriously considering purchasing it

>You do a double take. It is impossible to read her mind, but it doesn't seem like she has only just glanced at it.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on April 06, 2021, 03:34:04 PM
>You do a double take. It is impossible to read her mind, but it doesn't seem like she has only just glanced at it.

>_

(//) > Well,at least now she know it is originally our property like we have just mentioned to Nazrin (//)

> To Nazrin : "  I am soon going to face An Ominous Challenge,thankfully not alone,related to That Investigation-Issue I am conducting...so I need to be cautiously prepared by also trading back my spellcard here" .
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 07, 2021, 03:26:25 AM
>Approach Kagerou.
>"Excuse me. You aren't thinking of buying that are you?"
>What can one do with somebody else's spellcard?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 07, 2021, 07:43:55 AM
> To Nazrin : "  I am soon going to face An Ominous Challenge,thankfully not alone,related to That Investigation-Issue I am conducting...so I need to be cautiously prepared by also trading back my spellcard here" .

>"Need me to pass that along to Hijiri?" says Nazrin. "Assuming you're not back for supper, I mean."

>Approach Kagerou.
>"Excuse me. You aren't thinking of buying that are you?"
>What can one do with somebody else's spellcard?

>You approach the werewolf; she glances toward you.
>"I was, actually," says the werewolf.
>In theory, a person with similar abilities could, with enough time, adapt it to their own style and use it. Or it could be used as a template for by someone less similar.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 07, 2021, 07:59:11 AM
>"What were you thinking of doing with it?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 07, 2021, 08:00:26 AM
>"What were you thinking of doing with it?"

>"Buying it," she says, frowning.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 07, 2021, 08:54:52 AM
>"I meant like, after you've bought it. Surely you have something in mind?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 07, 2021, 04:55:23 PM
>"I meant like, after you've bought it. Surely you have something in mind?"

>"That's not really your business, is it?" she says, her eyes narrowing a tad.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 08, 2021, 07:43:07 AM
>"Ah sorry, i forgot to introduce myself."
>Strike our most captainly pose.
>"I am Minamitsu Murasa, captain of the palanquin ship, and original owner of that spellcard."
>Return to our normal affect.
>"So uh, if you didn't have any strong plans for it I was hoping to buy if back off this place."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 08, 2021, 07:52:43 AM
>"Ah sorry, i forgot to introduce myself."
>Strike our most captainly pose.
>"I am Minamitsu Murasa, captain of the palanquin ship, and original owner of that spellcard."
>Return to our normal affect.
>"So uh, if you didn't have any strong plans for it I was hoping to buy if back off this place."

>The werewolf watches your display, relaxing a bit and perking her ears back up.
>"I'm Kagerou," she says. "And...I kind of did?"

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 09, 2021, 08:16:21 PM
>"Ah, well I'm gearing up for what has a pretty good chance of being a climactic showdown. So I don't suppose I can persuade you to part with it?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on April 09, 2021, 10:25:54 PM
>"Ah, well I'm gearing up for what has a pretty good chance of being a climactic showdown. So I don't suppose I can persuade you to part with it?"


> I certainly will be glad to help you out with it if what is needed is related to an expertly good usage of it,and I won't neglect to "properly preparate  It for navigatation " during this Meantime In Need.


Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 10, 2021, 03:07:18 AM
>"Ah, well I'm gearing up for what has a pretty good chance of being a climactic showdown. So I don't suppose I can persuade you to part with it?"

> I certainly will be glad to help you out with it if what is needed is related to an expertly good usage of it,and I won't neglect to "properly preparate  It for navigatation " during this  meantime.in Need.

>"Maybe," says Kagerou, frowning a bit. "I was, uh, planning to give it to a friend as a gift. She does a lot of water things, you see."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 11, 2021, 06:47:40 AM
>Would it be possible to make another copy of the spell card later to give to Kagerou?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 11, 2021, 06:50:38 AM
>Would it be possible to make another copy of the spell card later to give to Kagerou?

>Impossible? You have no idea. You've not tried to copy spellcards or heard of anyone else trying it.
>Illegal? Very probably. It's bad taste to use the same one over and over again.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 11, 2021, 07:41:31 AM
>"I'd be more than happy to give your friend some pointers on watery spellcards, they're something of a specialty of mine. Doubly so if she's a woman of the sea like me."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 11, 2021, 07:42:56 AM
>"I'd be more than happy to give your friend some pointers on watery spellcards, they're something of a specialty of mine. Doubly so if she's a woman of the sea like me."

>Kagerou purses her lips for a moment, then sucks on her teeth. "...Not much of a gift I can give, that."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 12, 2021, 06:29:23 AM
>"Don't worry, I'm a ghost! I'm sure you can fit me in a box somehow."
>We put ships in bottles right? Do we have any of those assembled back at the temple?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 12, 2021, 06:31:38 AM
>"Don't worry, I'm a ghost! I'm sure you can fit me in a box somehow."
>We put ships in bottles right? Do we have any of those assembled back at the temple?

>"We already have one haunted box."
>You do, and you have a selection of them.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 12, 2021, 06:37:12 AM
>"Actually, if you're looking for a gift I might have the perfect thing. I make little model ships in bottles as a hobby, I'd be happy to give you one for free if you let me buy my spellcard back off Nazrin."
>We kind of just left Tojiko back at Mayohiga didn't we?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 12, 2021, 06:44:45 AM
>"Actually, if you're looking for a gift I might have the perfect thing. I make little model ships in bottles as a hobby, I'd be happy to give you one for free if you let me buy my spellcard back off Nazrin."
>We kind of just left Tojiko back at Mayohiga didn't we?

>"Hmm," Kagerou says. "That's really generous. A little too generous, those have to take a lot of time to make, don't they?"
>Sort of. Yes.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 13, 2021, 11:24:06 AM
>What do we normally do with completed ships in bottles, do we ever sell them?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on April 13, 2021, 08:29:12 PM
>"Hmm," Kagerou says. "That's really generous. A little too generous, those have to take a lot of time to make, don't they?"
>Sort of. Yes.

>_

> Nod with a bit of a frown : " They sort of do,yes...BUT since this is a situation of need AND if I can come&check to see if my ship-in-a-bottle is a well-appreciated,cared-for gift for your water-linked friend,all the more seeing I share a Water-Link as well...then that'd be alright "
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 14, 2021, 03:56:35 AM
>What do we normally do with completed ships in bottles, do we ever sell them?

>Typically not. They're for displaying and appreciating.

> Nod with a bit of a frown : " They sort of do,yes...BUT since this is a situation of need AND if I can come&check to see if my ship-in-a-bottle is a well-appreciated,cared-for gift for your water-linked friend,all the more seeing I share a Water-Link as well...then that'd be alright "

>"Mmmm, well...maybe," says Kagerou.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 14, 2021, 10:12:52 PM
>"Trust me, I've got enough of them lying around and it'd be good to see them appreciated. And they're not half bad if I do say so myself, Nazrin can back me up."
>Wave to Nazrin to make sure we've got her attention.
>"Hey Nazrin, those little ships in bottles I make are pretty neat eh?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 15, 2021, 02:09:28 AM
>"Trust me, I've got enough of them lying around and it'd be good to see them appreciated. And they're not half bad if I do say so myself, Nazrin can back me up."
>Wave to Nazrin to make sure we've got her attention.
>"Hey Nazrin, those little ships in bottles I make are pretty neat eh?"

>"They're pretty nice," says Nazrin. "Can't believe you're thinking about just giving one away."
>"Well...hm," says Kagerou.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 15, 2021, 04:47:35 PM
>Wait a little to see if she comes to a decision.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 15, 2021, 05:16:40 PM
>Wait a little to see if she comes to a decision.

>You wait a few moments. Kagerou flattens her ears, purses her lips, tail swaying slowly. "...Well," she says at length. "I guess so?"

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 15, 2021, 10:28:19 PM
>"Something the matter?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 15, 2021, 10:31:27 PM
>"Something the matter?"

>"It's just, I don't know if it feels right?" Kagerous says. "I'm sure she'll love it though?"

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 16, 2021, 02:57:45 PM
>"What could be more perfect than a ship for someone who's a fan of the water?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on April 17, 2021, 12:51:47 AM
>"What could be more perfect than a ship for someone who's a fan of the water?"

> "Besides,as I have offered before, I can come ,once I have come back,where and to who  you are pointing,or accompanying ,me to so to explain in more details its finesse and good points to another Water-Linked Youkai

> If Kagerou is further alright with that ,head to Nazrin's Counter to "begin the trade-back".

>(//) Consider we also have some necessity-money to eventually add up ,after making sure they are accepted either as "  direct trading item" or "trading-placeholders till real  item-trade" .(//)
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 17, 2021, 01:28:33 AM
>"What could be more perfect than a ship for someone who's a fan of the water?"

> "Besides,as I have offered before, I can come ,once I have come back,where and to who  you are pointing,or accompanying ,me to so to explain in more details its finesse and good points to another Water-Linked Youkai

> If Kagerou is further alright with that ,head to Nazrin's Counter to "begin the trade-back".

>(//) Consider we also have some necessity-money to eventually add up ,after making sure they are accepted either as "  direct trading item" or "trading-placeholders till real  item-trade" .(//)

>"...Is it okay if it gets wet?" Kagerou says.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 17, 2021, 04:28:58 PM
>Are our model ships waterproof?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 17, 2021, 07:18:10 PM
>Are our model ships waterproof?

>You doubt it. But they can be sealed.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 18, 2021, 11:38:58 PM
>"The ships themselves somewhat ironically wouldn't do too well if they got wet, but they're in bottles so it should be fine if you plug them up tight."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 19, 2021, 12:43:36 AM
>"The ships themselves somewhat ironically wouldn't do too well if they got wet, but they're in bottles so it should be fine if you plug them up tight."

>"Well, I suppose that's okay," says Kagerou. "Alright, you have a deal."
>She approaches the counter and places some coins there. Nazrin nods. "Fair deal."
>The werewolf then returns to you. "How would you like to do this exchange?"

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 19, 2021, 12:50:11 AM
>Kagerou purchased the spellcard?
>"I'll need to go and get one from the temple, you can come with me if you want. Or I can meet you somewhere in a bit."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 19, 2021, 01:34:50 AM
>Kagerou purchased the spellcard?
>"I'll need to go and get one from the temple, you can come with me if you want. Or I can meet you somewhere in a bit."

>She did. Presumably so you wouldn't have to pay for in the trade.
>"Is there anywhere you'd like to meet?" says Kagerou.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 19, 2021, 03:05:23 AM
>"I don't know where you live but I'm meeting someone outside the Scarlet Devil Mansion later."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 19, 2021, 05:29:46 AM
>"I don't know where you live but I'm meeting someone outside the Scarlet Devil Mansion later."

>"Outside the mansion?" says Kagerou. "I think I can meet you there, as long as the guard doesn't run me off."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on April 21, 2021, 03:37:04 AM
>"Outside the mansion?" says Kagerou. "I think I can meet you there, as long as the guard doesn't run me off."

>_

> " It should not be an issue as long as you approach her explaining you mean no issue by waiting outside and not too close because you are expecting me,but...".

> "...in case issues arise you can further explain to Meiling she can double-check with Sakuya the head-maid by mentioning to tell her 'this is part of Minamitsu Murasa's preparations for THAT Challenging Voyage ' ".

> Have we set 1 or more meeting points with Tojiko in case we need to regroup?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 21, 2021, 07:11:30 AM
> " It should not be an issue as long as you approach her explaining you mean no issue by waiting outside and not too close because you are expecting me,but...".

> "...in case issues arise you can further explain to Meiling she can double-check with Sakuya the head-maid by mentioning to tell her 'this is part of Minamitsu Murasa's preparations for THAT Challenging Voyage ' ".

> Have we set 1 or more meeting points with Tojiko in case we need to regroup?

>Kagerou nods. "Got it."
>...You don't think you did; you think she just volunteered to deal with Chen while you headed inside.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on April 21, 2021, 08:24:52 PM
>Kagerou nods. "Got it."
>...You don't think you did; you think she just volunteered to deal with Chen while you headed inside.

>_

> "Yes,As soon as I trade back my spellcard here,go to the Myouren Temple,select and properly prepare one of my glass-bottled ships,I am going to meet you out there then".

> Unless Kagerou asks for more "specifics",proceed to Nazrin.at the trading-counter.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 22, 2021, 06:27:31 AM
> "Yes,As soon as I trade back my spellcard here,go to the Myouren Temple,select and properly prepare one of my glass-bottled ships,I am going to meet you out there then".

> Unless Kagerou asks for more "specifics",proceed to Nazrin.at the trading-counter.

>You approach the counter. "Whacha need, Cap'n?" Nazrin says.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 22, 2021, 09:30:43 PM
>"Everything settled then, I just need to get the card off Kagerou?"
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 22, 2021, 09:32:21 PM
>"Everything settled then, I just need to get the card off Kagerou?"

>"Yep, she paid for it," says Nazrin. "Need anything else?"

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 23, 2021, 03:35:52 AM
>Does the poofy red hat look like it belongs to anybody we know?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 23, 2021, 07:19:15 AM
>Does the poofy red hat look like it belongs to anybody we know?

>You don't know...it looks like it's been flipped inside out.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 24, 2021, 08:34:15 AM
>"Huh."
>Go over and examine the hat closer.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 25, 2021, 01:03:48 AM
>"Huh."
>Go over and examine the hat closer.

>You examine the Poofy Red Hat
>A lumpy hat. Looking close, it is flipped inside out. There is a little green star inside.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 25, 2021, 06:08:59 AM
>Turn it back the right way out.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 25, 2021, 06:23:33 AM
>Turn it back the right way out.

>You flip the hat inside out.
>Ah, this is one of the Prismrivers' hats.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 26, 2021, 05:27:04 AM
>Do we ever interact with the Prismrivers?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 26, 2021, 05:37:24 AM
>Do we ever interact with the Prismrivers?

>Not in any depth, but you're well acquainted with them.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on April 26, 2021, 08:43:22 AM
>"Ah, I think I know who this belongs to. How much for it?"
>Can we tell which Prismriver it belongs to?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 26, 2021, 05:56:35 PM
>"Ah, I think I know who this belongs to. How much for it?"
>Can we tell which Prismriver it belongs to?

>"I'll let you have it for cheap," says Nazrin. "Let's call it 30☼?"
>The red one. ...Lyrasa?

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on April 29, 2021, 10:29:57 PM
>"I'll let you have it for cheap," says Nazrin. "Let's call it 30☼?"
>The red one. ...Lyrasa?

>_

// Honest price,right?//

// Just in of case of eventual distractions: before delivering the "tiny glass-encansed boat",water-proofing it against fresh waters is in order //

> Nod :" Its rightful owner could use a lil'help to find it...once I find her"

> Bring the hat closer to Nazrin: " Do you recognize this 1 , now it is in in its proper "musician's" shape? "

> If all is agreed,agree to pay the honest price.

> At The Temple,Do we own the "essential materials" to "water-proof glass-bottled ships against fresh waters " ?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on April 30, 2021, 07:30:50 PM
// Honest price,right?//

// Just in of case of eventual distractions: before delivering the "tiny glass-encansed boat",water-proofing it against fresh waters is in order //

> Nod :" Its rightful owner could use a lil'help to find it...once I find her"

> Bring the hat closer to Nazrin: " Do you recognize this 1 , now it is in in its proper "musician's" shape? "

> If all is agreed,agree to pay the honest price.

> At The Temple,Do we own the "essential materials" to "water-proof glass-bottled ships against fresh waters " ?

>You obtain: Red Prismriver Hat
>You have some corks, and could probably find some wax easily.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 01, 2021, 06:48:51 AM
>"Alright, thanks Naz. If you've got any tips for dealing with unknowable extra-dimensional entities before I go I could really use some right now."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on May 01, 2021, 06:51:23 AM
>"Alright, thanks Naz. If you've got any tips for dealing with unknowable extra-dimensional entities before I go I could really use some right now."

>"Uhhh...don't look them in the eye?" she says.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 01, 2021, 08:35:10 AM
>"We'll uh, see if it even has any. See you around."
>Leave the shop.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on May 01, 2021, 05:46:13 PM
>"We'll uh, see if it even has any. See you around."
>Leave the shop.

>"Good luck, cap'n," says Nazrin as you step back outside.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on May 02, 2021, 09:14:21 PM
>"Good luck, cap'n," says Nazrin as you step back outside.

>_

> Fly to the Myouren Temple but on the way...

>...backtrack the Stops&Avenues made with Tojiko in order to either find her or someone linked with her.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 03, 2021, 06:26:40 AM
>We'll probably just have to hope that Yukari pointed her towards the SDM as well though.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on May 03, 2021, 06:30:16 AM
> Fly to the Myouren Temple but on the way...

>...backtrack the Stops&Avenues made with Tojiko in order to either find her or someone linked with her.

>We'll probably just have to hope that Yukari pointed her towards the SDM as well though.

>You make your way back home. You consider where to go to meet with Tojiko, but you really don't have a rendezvous point in mind at all. Is she still at Mayohiga? Surely she's dealt with Chen by now. If she's not there, then where?
>You return to the Myouren Temple. Things seem quiet at the moment, no one is around outside.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 03, 2021, 11:23:47 AM
>Enter and head to our room, assuming that is where we keep our ships-in-bottles.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on May 03, 2021, 04:36:53 PM
>Enter and head to our room, assuming that is where we keep our ships-in-bottles.

>You head toward you room. Along the way, you peak into the main temple and see that Shou is on the podium. She also appears to to have dozed off.
>Heading into your room, you find it has been left undisturbed since you've last been here. Your futon is neatly folded away. Your desk is...less neatly arranged. You have a good dozen ships in bottles, displayed atop more or less anywhere that you have space for them. It would be nice to put them all on a shelf, but you like having them scattered about. They contain a variety of vessels; fishing boats, trading vessels, military ships, and so on of varying sizes and complexities. Some of the smaller ones you've fit into normal bottles, but most are in larger jugs.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 03, 2021, 07:45:38 PM
>Do any of the trading ships look particularly aesthetic?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on May 03, 2021, 08:39:56 PM
>Do any of the trading ships look particularly aesthetic?

>You'd like to think that they all look particularly nice.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 04, 2021, 10:34:52 PM
>Grab one of a trading ship that won't be too large to lug around.
>Do we know where we might find some wax around the temple?
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on May 04, 2021, 10:56:20 PM
>Grab one of a trading ship that won't be too large to lug around.
>Do we know where we might find some wax around the temple?

>You obtain: Ship in a Bottle (Small trading junk).
>You should be able to find some in the storeroom.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on May 05, 2021, 08:23:00 PM
>You obtain: Ship in a Bottle (Small trading junk).
>You should be able to find some in the storeroom.

>_


// A "bit" of "Conditioned if Considerations with explanations" but it should really be for only this 1 post and should really give potential material/basis for the next series //

>... SWITCH IT UP I IF for it is " Ship in a Bottle (Small trading junk)." means  it is "Appraised to be Fit&Adaptable by barely feasible In-Misty Lake-wise " with : +1Up Size&Condition.

> DO NOT SWITCH UP IF  it means "  non-expert-tier but still feasible-tier In-Misty Lake-Wise".
 
> It is going to be a tradeback exchange for a gift-switch in place for a Fully-Fit Fully-Aquatic Spellcard ,even if Unowned ,  by Kagerou for " Her Gift to the Aqua-Enthusiast Acquatic Lake-Dweller and Enthusiast " ; in any case it isfo be Fair&Fit for that  to avoid any disgruntlement later on  or  even a bad-impressing refusal...

> Appraisal&Analysis&Select  ...

> Once decided on either Bottle Ship(lets) also use this Appraisal&Analysis&Selection to expand on a ,hopefully, bette Gather Material+Mounting it Up Job,Wax and Cork for the Water+Humidity Insulation Job  as known...

> ...Granted it is ESSENTIALLY to be Sort-of Fit fort BOTH SURFACE AND DEPTH Watery Misty Lake Surfaces.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 06, 2021, 01:52:34 PM
>Wow parser, calling our lovingly crafted ship junk. :V
>Head to the storeroom and look for wax.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on May 06, 2021, 08:51:21 PM

// A "bit" of "Conditioned if Considerations with explanations" but it should really be for only this 1 post and should really give potential material/basis for the next series //

>... SWITCH IT UP I IF for it is " Ship in a Bottle (Small trading junk)." means  it is "Appraised to be Fit&Adaptable by barely feasible In-Misty Lake-wise " with : +1Up Size&Condition.

> DO NOT SWITCH UP IF  it means "  non-expert-tier but still feasible-tier In-Misty Lake-Wise".
 
> It is going to be a tradeback exchange for a gift-switch in place for a Fully-Fit Fully-Aquatic Spellcard ,even if Unowned ,  by Kagerou for " Her Gift to the Aqua-Enthusiast Acquatic Lake-Dweller and Enthusiast " ; in any case it isfo be Fair&Fit for that  to avoid any disgruntlement later on  or  even a bad-impressing refusal...

> Appraisal&Analysis&Select  ...

> Once decided on either Bottle Ship(lets) also use this Appraisal&Analysis&Selection to expand on a ,hopefully, bette Gather Material+Mounting it Up Job,Wax and Cork for the Water+Humidity Insulation Job  as known...

> ...Granted it is ESSENTIALLY to be Sort-of Fit fort BOTH SURFACE AND DEPTH Watery Misty Lake Surfaces.

>It should be fine.

>Wow parser, calling our lovingly crafted ship junk. :V
>Head to the storeroom and look for wax.

>ur a junk
>You head for the storeroom, filled with spare paper, ink stones, brushes, a couple pots of glue, and other odds and ends. With a bit of searching, you find some wax and some corks.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 07, 2021, 04:22:16 PM
>Use cork with bottle
>Use wax with bottle
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on May 08, 2021, 12:02:12 AM
>Use cork with bottle
>Use wax with bottle

>You seal up the bottle carefully, and are sure it should be waterproof, at least for a good long while.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 08, 2021, 03:54:26 AM
>Stow the bottled ship.
>Head back to where we saw Shou.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on May 08, 2021, 11:44:59 AM
>Stow the bottled ship.
>Head back to where we saw Shou.

> Yes Head for Shou at the "Main Myourenji Temple Room" , HOWEVER AFTER taking 1 of our Spare Of" Ship-Captain& (Near-)Reformed Ship Sinker " and also...

> ...If they might be ,take JUST A FAIR FEW are to be found ,before go seeking Shou at the "Main Temple Room,   "Blank Spell-card(s)" or "Blank Spellcard Paper" in our ; truly a few , Non-Personalor Open-Available Fellow Myourenji-Available naturally...

> ... the same if might be Compass or a Compass-like Item ..
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on May 09, 2021, 07:23:13 AM
>Stow the bottled ship.
>Head back to where we saw Shou.

> Yes Head for Shou at Main Myourenji Temple Room" , HOWEVER AFTER BEFORE to taking 1 of our Spare Of" Ship-Captain& (Near-)Reformed Ship Sinker " and also...

> ...If they might be ,take JUST A FAIR FEW are to be found ,before go seeking Shou at the "Main Temple Room,   "Blank Spell-card(s)" or "Blank Spellcard Paper" in our ; truly a few , Non-Personalor Open-Available Fellow Myourenji-Available naturally...

> ... the same if might be Compass or a Compass-like Item ..

>You start to head toward the main room, then have a last minute thought and return to your own room.
>While you don't have any blank spellcards, you do have a compass, which you nab.
>You obtain: Compass.
>You then head to the main temple, lined with mats for people to meditate on. And Shou at the main dias, where is is definitely napping while sitting in position.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 09, 2021, 09:30:24 AM
>Give Shou a gentle poke on the shoulder.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on May 09, 2021, 05:52:33 PM
>Give Shou a gentle poke on the shoulder.

>Shou makes a sort of stranged "bwak!" noise and bolts awake. "I'm fine, nothing going on here!" she stammers.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on May 09, 2021, 07:20:34 PM
>Shou makes a sort of stranged "bwak!" noise and bolts awake. "I'm fine, nothing going on here!" she stammers.

>_

> Remember to head back to our room for a Spare Hat. before exiting the Temple.

> Position in front of Shou, wait a bit so she can recognize who we are and say: " Yes, Shou, everything is fine around here, but you must have been pretty tired out to be napping in that position".
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 10, 2021, 03:35:32 PM
>"Sleeping on duty, that's a flogging for you."
>Chuckle.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on May 10, 2021, 08:43:54 PM
> Remember to head back to our room for a Spare Hat. before exiting the Temple.

> Position in front of Shou, wait a bit so she can recognize who we are and say: " Yes, Shou, everything is fine around here, but you must have been pretty tired out to be napping in that position".

>"Sleeping on duty, that's a flogging for you."
>Chuckle.

>"...Don't tell Hijiri, please," Shou says, grimacing and looking away.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on May 10, 2021, 09:51:59 PM
>"...Don't tell Hijiri, please," Shou says, grimacing and looking away.

>_

> Low-voice and smile: " I woke you up to avoid any embarrassment to you,and none seems to have approached here besides myself"

> Give a look-over of the room from where we are.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 11, 2021, 05:16:37 AM
>"Don't worry your secret's safe with me."
>"If you're not too busy, pretty soon I'm going to be walking into what I think is some sort of ominous confrontation. I'm hesitant to drag too many people into danger, but the bigger the crew the better, and if anybody around here can handle themselves in a fight it's you."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on May 11, 2021, 05:20:57 AM
> Low-voice and smile " I woke you up to avoid any embarrassment to you,and none seems to have approached here besides myself"

> Give a look-over of the room from where we are.

>You look around, it's just the two of you.

>"Don't worry your secret's safe with me."
>"If you're not too busy, pretty soon I'm going to be walking into what I think is some sort of ominous confrontation. I'm hesitant to drag too many people into danger, but the bigger the crew the better, and if anybody around here can handle themselves in a fight it's you."

>"Um...is that legal?" says Shou, stifling a yawn. "I mean, we aren't really a team, none of our spell cards work together."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 11, 2021, 09:40:30 PM
>"That's a good question, I'm pretty sure wherever I'm going isn't Gensokyo."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on May 13, 2021, 04:11:37 AM
>You look around, it's just the two of you.

>"Um...is that legal?" says Shou, stifling a yawn. "I mean, we aren't really a team, none of our spell cards work together."

>_

> Firmly :" The Culprit or Culprits I am to face with all possible help are Enemy-Entities and Hazards  Ominous,Mysterious and Dangerous because they turned out to be a " Forming Threat to Gensokyo not bound to any Gensokyo's Regulations or any Regulations..."

> Place encouragingly 1 of our hands on 1 of Shou's shoulders,floating if having to :"
...of course 'all possible help' means 'all those ones who are both willing,available,skilled,getting-together to help out...".

> "... so far,not counting neither you who have yet to decide nor Tojiko who is likely to join again but not before we are reunited and she has consented after hearing out these last tidings, it is myself and Saluya with Yukari as External Support and Transportation ".
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on May 14, 2021, 07:22:59 AM
>"That's a good question, I'm pretty sure wherever I'm going isn't Gensokyo."

> Firmly :" The Culprit or Culprits I am to face with all possible help are Enemy-Entities and Hazards  Ominous,Mysterious and Dangerous because they turned out to be a " Forming Threat to Gensokyo not bound to any Gensokyo's Regulations or any Regulations..."

> Place encouragingly 1 of our hands on 1 of Shou's shoulders,floating if having to :"
...of course 'all possible help' means 'all those ones who are both willing,available,skilled,getting-together to help out...".

> "... so far,not counting neither you who have yet to decide nor Tojiko who is likely to join again but not before we are reunited and she has consented after hearing out these last tidings, it is myself and Saluya with Yukari as External Support and Transportation ".

>"Well, it was like that in Makai, too," says Shou. "The rules and all."

>_

Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 15, 2021, 04:42:29 AM
>"Know what really rules in Makai? The Fires of Hokkai."
>"That is true. I wonder how the spellcard rules even work?"
>"Well, if you're not coming then I do have one thing to ask you. If I don't come back, try and find Yukari Yakumo. I think she's the only person who can get to where I'd be."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on May 15, 2021, 04:53:12 AM
>"Know what really rules in Makai? The Fires of Hokkai."
>"That is true. I wonder how the spellcard rules even work?"
>"Well, if you're not coming then I do have one thing to ask you. If I don't come back, try and find Yukari Yakumo. I think she's the only person who can get to where I'd be."

>"People forgot. I am so tired, Murasa"
>Shou frowns. "That's ominous, Murasa. But I'll keep it in mind."

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 15, 2021, 10:50:34 AM
>"Hopefully it shouldn't be necessary, but honestly,"
>Grimace a little.
>"I have almost no idea what I'm walking into.
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Branneg Xy on May 15, 2021, 07:43:59 PM
>"People forgot. I am so tired, Murasa"
>Shou frowns. "That's ominous, Murasa. But I'll keep it in mind."

>_
>"Hopefully it shouldn't be necessary, but honestly,"
>Grimace a little.
>"I have almost no idea what I'm walking into.

//Then, Balancedly and Likely speaking,the Cap/Limit for the "Ominous Other-Otherworld Expedition " is set to 3 since Yukari and Stargazer ,especially the latest, are going to be "Externals"//

// About Unknown Other-Worlds : Mandala(Map of an Other-World) - "Heaven Sign "Scorched Earth Mandala" Shou's 7-5 one on Double Spoiler https://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Double_Spoiler/Spell_Cards/Level_7 //

// To be of certain explanation  ,"(//)"means this "(planned/potentially planned) actions" are also directed to the consideration of other Players/Yaersulf //

> Little Smile:" "Thanks Shou ,but really we should both be  more calmly  this warning is more toward off-chances AND meant as Support Against Ominous just as the same Yukari is the Outside Support-Transporting,to her feasible extent, for this "Small Expedition'...".

> When we are able and before Exiting-Temple,remember to swiftly go back to our room for a Spare  Hat ...and...

>(//)...also Keep in Mind these Preparing Tasks Before-Ominous-Exploration...(//)

>(//)... after going to giving over our "Waterproofed Ship in Bottle" to Kagerou for a gift for her friend,who we might see or not see,we should find again Mayohiga in order to meet-up again with Tojiko there OR asking there for her directions there if she has moved in the meantime ...then...(//)

>(//)...to Eientei to report calmly+correctly,or confirm, about "Doremy Sweet's Misunderstanding&Kidnapping"and ,after "our news", possibly receiving a few Assist Items for 1 or more...(//)

>(//)...to,without neither taking too little Time due to hurriedness nor too much of It ,to head  the Underground and hand over to Satori at the Palace of Earth Spirits,also as Before-Exploring Precaution,the  " Strangely Warm Bottle with Evil Spirit "and exchange a few explanations with Satori ... (//)

>(//) ...Stargazer could have a benefit,with proper explanations to and agreement beforehand of course,having the state of her memory read&possibly-explained  by Satori  ...(//)

>(//) ...IF ,in both cases with due instructions ,Satori is unreachable then the "Bottled Evil Spirit" should be delivered to her through a trusted assistant of hers at the Palace ...IF even It is off-limits, to her starting trough the "The Myourenji Underground Clinic(-ish) Current Staff" (//)

Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on May 15, 2021, 08:41:03 PM
>"Hopefully it shouldn't be necessary, but honestly,"
>Grimace a little.
>"I have almost no idea what I'm walking into.

>"Oh, geez," Shou says. "Um...if there's something I can do to help, I guess I shouldn't let you go at it alone?"

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 16, 2021, 01:36:48 AM
>"I'm not going to force you to join my crew, but if you're willing to brave the unknown with me I'd be more than happy to have you along."
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: It's Purvis! on May 16, 2021, 02:02:00 AM
>"I'm not going to force you to join my crew, but if you're willing to brave the unknown with me I'd be more than happy to have you along."

>"I mean, you know better than I do..." says Shou.

>_
Title: Re: Murasa Quest Continues 2 - A Z-Machine Adventure
Post by: Yaersulf on May 16, 2021, 06:53:19 AM
>"Well, let's see what I do actually know. I've been being dragged off to a parallel Gensokyo where everything's underwater, except according to some mumbo jumbo that the librarian from the Scarlet Devil Manor did, just about everything there doesn't actually exist. There's also an ominous presence that I can feel there that seems to be aware of me. And now, with the help of Stargazer, we've found a ring of strange trees that's over there, but doesn't exist in Gensokyo. According to Yukari if I step into the center I'll be transported somewhere unknown. I'm hoping whatever's in those trees helps me get to the root of all this."