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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #600 on: September 12, 2023, 01:53:59 AM »
> "Um...hello?"

>You call out, and two heartbeats later the shrine doors slides open a loud bang. "Salutations!" calls a woman with royal blue hair as she strides out, wearing a dress composed of broad swaths of color. A white cape flutters behind her, the interior the color of the sky, marked with clouds "Welcome to the Tenkyuu Shrine! I will be most pleased to serve all of your faith-based needs. I am afraid to say the market isn't very active right now, but let's not let that prevent us from making an arrangement!"

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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #601 on: September 12, 2023, 01:58:54 AM »
> Given the woman a curious look.
> "Really? The kappa and human markets seemed pretty busy today, from what I saw."
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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #602 on: September 12, 2023, 09:17:34 PM »
> Given the woman a curious look.
> "Really? The kappa and human markets seemed pretty busy today, from what I saw."

>"Exactly!" she says, smiling broadly. "Therefore, no need for this one today, wouldn't you agree?"

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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #603 on: September 12, 2023, 09:55:50 PM »
> "Oh, you meant like that. Okay. Well, I don't think I've seen many yamawaro at those other markets, but I'm guessing you're running they're too preoccupied with blowing each other up to get some business going here."
> "Oh, also, since I don't think we've met, I'm Nitori Kawashiro, Gensokyo's finest tinkerer, and a decent saleswoman as well."
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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #604 on: September 13, 2023, 01:19:31 AM »
> "Oh, you meant like that. Okay. Well, I don't think I've seen many yamawaro at those other markets, but I'm guessing you're running they're too preoccupied with blowing each other up to get some business going here."
> "Oh, also, since I don't think we've met, I'm Nitori Kawashiro, Gensokyo's finest tinkerer, and a decent saleswoman as well."

>"Chimata Tenkyuu," the woman says, taking a bow and a flourish, "It is a pleasure. And yes, they have been occupied of late."

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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #605 on: September 13, 2023, 01:30:28 AM »
> Now that we've remembered this god exists at all, what do we know of her?
> Do we have an idea of how the Moriya pad would feel about us going to a different god for stuff? Are they especially attached to us in any way, or are we just a face in the crowd to them, as far as we're aware?
> In our experience, how do gods prefer to be addressed?
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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #606 on: September 13, 2023, 04:26:55 PM »
> Now that we've remembered this god exists at all, what do we know of her?
> Do we have an idea of how the Moriya pad would feel about us going to a different god for stuff? Are they especially attached to us in any way, or are we just a face in the crowd to them, as far as we're aware?
> In our experience, how do gods prefer to be addressed?

>She has some connection to trade, and she was deeply involved with that recent card incident, which you've heard rumors that it went deeper than that.
>You don't have any kind of exclusivity deal. You can't imagine they'd be especially upset, any more than any god would be upset you picked a different god over them.
>With deference. Which is grating, so with some degree of respect.

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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #607 on: September 13, 2023, 04:38:33 PM »
> "A pleasure indeed. Do you have any preferred titles I should use when addressing you?"
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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #608 on: September 13, 2023, 06:56:21 PM »
> "A pleasure indeed. Do you have any preferred titles I should use when addressing you?"

>"We don't concern ourselves with such things here," Chimata says, with a chuckle. Whether she is being sincere, or she's discreetly informing you to do just right is difficult to say. "Now, I'm sure you didn't just pop in to say hello?"

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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #609 on: September 13, 2023, 07:29:16 PM »
> "Right. I'll cut to the chase: I'm looking for enough divine power to launch a rocket as far into space as is manageable with returning safely in mind, one that'll have myself and one, maybe two other people on board."
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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #610 on: September 13, 2023, 09:21:37 PM »
> "Right. I'll cut to the chase: I'm looking for enough divine power to launch a rocket as far into space as is manageable with returning safely in mind, one that'll have myself and one, maybe two other people on board."

>Chimata nods, the smile never leaving her face, but you can see it in her eyes as she shifts from her previous gregariousness to a more businesslike demeanor.
>"A fascinating prospect," she says, "To till the very stars. Ambitious, audacious. I adore it! Now, what are you offering in turn for this?"

>_

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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #611 on: September 13, 2023, 09:43:58 PM »
> "That I'm not sure about. Not that I'm not willing to offer anything, but because I don't know what interests you."
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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #612 on: September 14, 2023, 12:09:11 AM »
> "That I'm not sure about. Not that I'm not willing to offer anything, but because I don't know what interests you."

>Her smile wavers for a second.

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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #613 on: September 14, 2023, 01:27:51 AM »
> Are requests for divine power usually strictly I-give-you-whatever-you-give-me-what-I-ask transactional?
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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #614 on: September 14, 2023, 02:01:23 AM »
> Are requests for divine power usually strictly I-give-you-whatever-you-give-me-what-I-ask transactional?

>Generally they are boons given to the faithful or the deserving. Sometimes there is give and take involved, or favors given out of kindness. They are typically not explicitly mercantile exchanges. But given Chimata's domain...

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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #615 on: September 14, 2023, 02:06:49 AM »
> Inventory
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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #616 on: September 14, 2023, 04:03:11 AM »
> Inventory

>Your Inventory Contains:
>Kappa Cap
>A puffy green hat with a brim, favored by kappa everywhere.
>Utility Dress
>A dress with many pockets, handy for screws, nuts, bolts, washers, small tools, and more.
>Backpack
>Carries everything you need. Though you tend to keep it kind of light most times just to make it not be a burden
>Basic toolset
>A hammer, wrench, screwdriver, measuring tape, and small crowbar. Light, easy to carry.
>Bits and Bobs
>A small collection of nuts, bolts, screws, sprockets, springs, flanges, and so on. Handy bits to do handy things.
> Optics "Optical Camouflage"
> Flood "Ooze Flooding"
> Water Sign "Kappa's Pororoca"
> Kappa "Monster Cucumber"
>34☼
>This is 34☼
>Some Lose Scraps of Paper
>A handful of loose, cheap, reasonably clean and uncreased paper
>Pencil
>A cheap pencil. It does not work underwater.

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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #617 on: September 14, 2023, 11:31:03 AM »
> In a strictly commercial sense, when we run booths at Hakurei Shrine festivals, who is benefitting from whom? Is the Shrine using our presence as a way to entice more people to come, or are we depending on people that were already planning on visiting the Shrine to stop and do business with us while they're there?
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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #618 on: September 14, 2023, 06:55:49 PM »
> In a strictly commercial sense, when we run booths at Hakurei Shrine festivals, who is benefitting from whom? Is the Shrine using our presence as a way to entice more people to come, or are we depending on people that were already planning on visiting the Shrine to stop and do business with us while they're there?

>Both. The shrine benefits from your presence making the festival more fun, and you benefit from a festival attracting more people. As well, the shrine benefits from your booth fees, and you benefit from the the direct sales.

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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #619 on: September 14, 2023, 07:06:35 PM »
> "I mean, there are different facets to commerce, and while I'm aware of your domain, I don't know much about you beyond that, this being our first time meeting. If you're simply looking for a one-time offering of money or a valued possession, I can work something out. If you need an errand run, I'm heading back to the Human Village to pick up a purchase before evening sets in; I can take care of it for you while I'm out, as well as talk about you while I'm taking care of my own business to possibly get other people interested. If you're looking for a longer-term business relationship, I regularly operate stalls at Hakurei Shrine festival days; I can commit to operating them here too. Various things like that."
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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #620 on: September 14, 2023, 09:07:20 PM »
> "I mean, there are different facets to commerce, and while I'm aware of your domain, I don't know much about you beyond that, this being our first time meeting. If you're simply looking for a one-time offering of money or a valued possession, I can work something out. If you need an errand run, I'm heading back to the Human Village to pick up a purchase before evening sets in; I can take care of it for you while I'm out, as well as talk about you while I'm taking care of my own business to possibly get other people interested. If you're looking for a longer-term business relationship, I regularly operate stalls at Hakurei Shrine festival days; I can commit to operating them here too. Various things like that."

>"Hmmm," Chimata says. "Just what are you planning to get from your expedition?"

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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #621 on: September 14, 2023, 09:31:24 PM »
> "Hmm. I'd say a few things. Part of the fun of inventing and tinkering is the thrill of accomplishment, so I'd like to get as far as I can. While still returning safely, of course. There's also the thrill of adventure and exploration. ...Beyond that, if anyone does come with me, it'd be nice to get emotionally closer to them, in some capacity."
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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #622 on: September 15, 2023, 12:59:47 AM »
> "Hmm. I'd say a few things. Part of the fun of inventing and tinkering is the thrill of accomplishment, so I'd like to get as far as I can. While still returning safely, of course. There's also the thrill of adventure and exploration. ...Beyond that, if anyone does come with me, it'd be nice to get emotionally closer to them, in some capacity."

>"Materially, I mean," she says, rolling a hand as she crosses her arms casually.

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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #623 on: September 15, 2023, 01:07:14 AM »
> ...Did we ever intend to get anything materially out of this rocket launch?
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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #624 on: September 15, 2023, 01:46:46 AM »
> ...Did we ever intend to get anything materially out of this rocket launch?

>It wasn't a primary goal, at the most.

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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #625 on: September 15, 2023, 02:01:26 AM »
> "...I hadn't considered trying to benefit materially from this project, if I'm being honest. Hmm. I wonder how I could go about doing that..."
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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #626 on: September 15, 2023, 03:29:52 AM »
> "...I hadn't considered trying to benefit materially from this project, if I'm being honest. Hmm. I wonder how I could go about doing that..."

>"I'm disappointed," Chimata says, her voice chiding but gentle. "An enterprising soul such as yourself should have been contemplating no fewer than that many steps ahead!"

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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #627 on: September 15, 2023, 03:59:31 AM »
> What might we do to capitalize materially on this rocket launch, or possibly future rocket launches?
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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #628 on: September 15, 2023, 05:08:36 AM »
> What might we do to capitalize materially on this rocket launch, or possibly future rocket launches?

>That's a good question. What can you potentially do to monetize space travel?

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Re: Nitori Quest - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #629 on: September 15, 2023, 12:00:49 PM »
> Well, what ideas does our past business experience as a kappa that has existed in Gensokyo for tens of years and conducted plenty of business transactions there lend itself to?
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[22:40:30] <Drake> ORGASM
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