Welcome to CHAOS
"'Quid pro quo', huh? 'Quid pro quo?' You just beat me up and killed STARDEVIL. What kind of 'quid' are you looking for? Jesus Christ on a Cross."
"Alright, fine. Give me my stuff back and untie me. I guess you're HERE and you're REAL and you're not DEAD which is a vast improvement over the other... well, the other stuff I have going on. And don't call me 'Reggie'."
You graciously give Reginald his stuff back and untie him, keeping a skeptical eye 'lest he start to cast again. He wipes his bloody nose on his sleeve and regards the blood.
"Well, huh. Welcome to my house. This is it. The Chadrean Astronomical Observatory. CHAOS, heh heh. Huh, yeah, it's a retarded acronym. Not my idea. I just drew the short straw and had to stick around after everyone else left. That's an awfully long story... you can't seriously not know what I'm talking about. Anyway. I'm making some soup, come on in. You guys seem pretty clueless, where'd you come from anyway?"
Labels: CHAOS would be awesome if we were back in 4th grade
For the record:
I never punched Reginald. I slapped him once to wake him from subdual. I never intended to beat any answers out of him. In fact, I brought him some food and water as a gesture of good faith...
"Hey, look, Reggie, can I call you Reggie?, Okay, so we be beat you in combat, we took your shit and tied you up. It was nothing personal. You caught us off guard with the Star Demon and the darkness. We are actually very reasonable people. I'm fully prepared to give you back all of your stuff. I don't want to steal anything from you. We are just as confused as you are. Have another sip of whiskey and let's chat. This is the part in the movie where neither of us can know for sure if we can trust each other, but we gamble on love and take it one step at a time. Don't you think it is time for some quid pro quo?"
CHA Check - BR 6
Labels: peace pipe
A Brief Recap
Sure KT, you can take all the time you need. Take a week off if you want.
What do you want to Speak with Animals about? There are some animals around.
Given that you beat him up and took his stuff, Reginald's not really in the mood for love. He talked a bit (see below) in between punches. Did you have other specific questions or a plan for more severe interrogation?
The sundial seems to just tell the time. The telescope seems to be fixed at the cliffside across the way, which has a bunch of magic runes and stuff on it. Hard to say just what it's all about.
The poster is not in fact the Chums of Charon. It looks like a photo from a conference or meeting. There are a bunch of older dudes, mostly unhappy looking. A small inscription at the bottom right reads "Final Proceedings of the FPI Scientific Congress; Dr. Henry Mathers, Secretariat". Huh.
Secret doors? Nope. Just the Hall of Mirrors, the Armoury, and the safe you haven't opened yet.
I thought he was going to tell us what's been happening? I've been waiting for a monologue.
I patch up his wounds and take stock of the area...can I get a Speak With Animals or something going on if we have a day to rest? What's up with the astronomy dial? I assume the poster is teh chums of charon? Any secret doors around here? Warp Wood?
The Hall of Mirrors
Keycard opens both other doors. Doesn't seem to open the safe, which has an alphabet keypad in place of a keyhole or cardreader.
The middle door halfway up the stairs opens into a small armoury. There's some weapons and shit here.
The bottom door is more interesting. Down you go, down what becomes a wide set of black and white marble stairs.
At the bottom is a landing, and a plastic curtain. You push it aside and enter...
...a room of gigantic mirrors.
There are twelve of them in total. Each of them is cloudy. Two of them are cracked. They're massive things, easily four feet wide by ten feet tall. The frame of each is decorated with lots of interesting little carvings and runes. Demons, symbols, jesters, shit like that.
Right next to where you entered, there's a little podium with a book on top. Attached to the book by a small golden chain is an inkwell. It really has a 'guestbook at the funeral home' kind of feel to it.
As you were.
Labels: book of mirrors, hall of mirrors, unfortunately coastie can't help you with mirror safety
Damn you Reginald.
I have been singing CHAWKLIT REIGN all weekend. It keeps me up at night. It haunts me. TayZonday beckons me in with his forced baritone and then chases me out with his androgenous choice of headwear. I am torn.
I ask Thren to stand guard on Reggie while I go scrounge. Does the keycard open any of the doors or the safe?
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