>Use New Screwdriver on Bolts And Remove Pipe Cover
You proceed to use the FRESH LOOKING BOLT SCREWDRIVER to UNBOLT the BOLTABLE PIPE COVER.
The FRESH LOOKING BOLT SCREWDRIVER turns out to be a FRESH BOLT SCREWDRIVER. You SUCCESSFULLY UNBOLT the PIPE COVER after TEN(10) MINUTES.
Due to the ARDUOUS LABOR your RIGHT ARM was subjected to, you are affected by FATIGUE.
Your STRENGTH ARM becomes limp.
Even though it is unshown, your STAMINA SMILE falters noticeably.
In order to ease it, you release the screwdriver and loosen your arm. Due to the FATIGUE, you are subjected to IRRITATION.
>Remove Pipe Cover
After you cast aside the TWELVE(12) BOLTS, you proceed to remove the pipe cover. As you remove the UNBOLTED PIPE COVER with your LEFT ARM, you notice that it is lighter than how its exterior suggests. You speculate it to be made of GOSSAMIUM. You remove the cover with ease, revealing the ACCESS LADDER and the DIM SPACE below.
>Equip Pipe Cover As Shield
You consider the STRAND OF THOUGHT, and subsequently decide to enact its contents.
Due tou your CONCEPT CRYSTAL not being enough for PERMANENCE, you REVISION the UNBOLTED PIPE COVER as a TRANSIENT GOSSAMIUM SHIELD, and exchange it with the PECULIAR SCROLL. You subsequently place the SCROLL in your LEFT HAND.
Your CONCEPT CRYSTAL is depleted completely.
>Drop Scroll Into Opening In Order To Free Left Hand
You drop the PECULIAR SCROLL into the Opening, and towards the DIM SPACE below.
After a TRANSIENT MOMENT, the SCROLL impacts with a UNKNOWN SOLID.
You have a feeling that you will be safe after your descent.
You go through the opening. Although it is somewhat cramped, you manage.
You are now at the top of the DIM SPACE. Due to the only sources of light present being the OPENING and the MONITOR, the SPACE, which turned out to be a GENUINE ROOM, is lit with a DIM GLOW. Situated at the entrance of this MINIATURE ABYSS, you ponder on what to do.
You descend the ladder in order to ogle the DIMLY-LIT ROOM in more detail.
The lit area below you seems to have a ATYPICAL METALIC BUMP with a CABINET OF UNKNOWN USE placed on the wall next to it. The INDENT next to it seems to suggest that THE BUMP is yet another COMPROMISED HATCH. The PECULIAR SCROLL is situated at the edge of the light.
Going further out, there seem to be two(2) MOBILE SHELVES with CARDBOARD CRATES and miscellaneous items atop all of their three layers.
After that, an object that you assume to be a ACCESS TERMINAL is present, emitting bright light from its MONITOR. There is also a TABLE AND MATTRESS as well, which you assume to have belonged to BK, regardless of conflicting evidences. For a pint of trivia, the ONE-MAN TABLE is topped by a cup as well.
At the other side, you spot a EXPOSED PIPELINE, presumably linked to the GUTTER above, leaking FOULINGS from each of its BOLTING AREAS. At a lower point, a series of POSTERS can be discerned from the wall.
All of the room seems to be covered with a mat of FOULINGS to some degree.
>Look Around For Candy To Fill Your Concept Crystal
No signs of SCULPTED BLUE CONCEPTONIUM SHARDS can be found at your current altitude. You will have to descend.
You accidentally cease gripping with both of your hands, resulting in a fall, according to some law in science.
You narrowly miss a MOBILE SHELF and land head-first on the FOULED FLOOR.
>Be Someone Trapped at The Bottom of The Pit
Your current situation could be described in such a way, but you do not dwell on the strand of thought. You instead dwell on the loss of DANDYNESS resulting from the fall. IRRITATION and SHAME are mixed to make a foul-tasting brew. Due to the fall, your INTEGRITY HEART suffers heavy damage. INTEGRITY: 42/100 Your DANDYNESS GLASSES are completely fogged up, and show some cracks. DANDYNESS: 38/100 Your STAMINA SMILE has turned into a frown. STAMINA: 35/100
You approach the ACCESS TERMINAL in order to investigate it.
Upon inspection of the TERMINAL SCREEN, you find that the TERMINAL is linked to the chat program of POSHOPOLIS, CHATTANOOGA.
A conversation between a BK, whose AUXILIARY DESIGNATION has been revealed as BLINGY KNUCKLEHEAD, and a certain DESIGN OPERATOR seems to have been going on. The conversation in question seems to be about leaving a memo, which you assume to be the FOUL TEXT that you had read on the ROOF.
MYSTERY and IRRITATION are introduced to you by the implications. Not only is BK responsible for the FOUL TEXT, but he is presumably also in a close enough relationship with who you speculate to be the DESIGN OPERATOR of MODERATUS SKYLINUS to discuss important matters in CHATTANOOGA. The fact that a foul individual like BK is capable of conversing with a high-ranking STAFF MEMBER of MODERATUS SKYLINUS IRRITATES you greatly.
The fact that CHATTANOOGA is used to stage inter-staff discussions at all mystifies you somewhat as well, You expected them to use a PRIVATE CHAT CHANNEL unique to this tower.
>Look Around For Any Items That Might Be Useful
Returning to your original landing spot, you begin looking around the surrounding area for items that might be useful.
Even though your investigation has failed to yield any fruits, it manages to uncover an UNEXPECTED BOUNTY in the form of THREE(3) BOTTLES of what you speculate to be PROBLEM SOLVENT. Some SUPRISE is given to you in a tumbler, and you quaff it without much thought.
>Exposit Upon Statement
There is no need for much exposition. PROBLEM SOLVENT allows one to forget one's problems for a while when drunk, and might help your newfound UNCANNY MOOD.
In a whim, you disregard the bottles of what is presumed to be PROBLEM SOLVENT and returm to the ACCESS TERMINAL in order to use it once more.
Upon approach, you type in ESC on the terminal's sole INPUT INTERFACE, the KEYBOARD. The terminal now displays the CHAT INTRODUCTION SCREEN of CHATTANOOGA. The screen displays the PRIMARY DESIGNATION of the mod, who you suspect to be the DO seen on the chat, and the name of the CHATROOM, which turned out to be " 'Bout Towertop. "
Asides from the fact that the chatters were presumably discussing matters related to the top of MODERATUS SKYLINUS from the start, not much SUSPICION is provided to you. Suspicions regarding your INEXPLICABLE ADVENT on the roof do rise, but you regard them DIM THOUGHTS and ignore them.
>Observe The Posters on The East/Right wall
You approach the RIGHT WALL in order to observe the POSTERS.
There are THREE(3) POSTERS on the RIGHT WALL.
The left-most poster is a PROMOTIONAL POSTER of a POPULAR MOVIE named THE FIGURINE'S BURDEN. You do not know much about its plot, but you are certain that it is about the burdens FIGURINES like you must face as the MOST PRIVILEGED RACE in CONCEPTOPIA.
The lower-center poster is a VINTAGE PRMOTIONAL POSTER of POSHOPOLIS. Containing a vision of its now-realized future, it was apparantly made to ensure the CITIZENS' pride towards their city in its early, lacklustre days.
The right-most poster is a PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT made by the CITY COUNCIL. In your current situation, the COMFORTING WORDS and the SYMBOL OF OBSERVANCE contained within the poster are somewhat of a relief.
>Be Sure to Check The Reverse Side And The Wall Underneath Them
As you begin the process of flipping the poster with your LEFT ARM, a slight RIPPING SOUND is heard. You become hesitant, concerned about the integrity of the posters.
Sorry, this feels a little bit linear. Like there's esoteric puzzles to solve here but we don't have the ability to wander about aimlessly while stewing over the puzzles like most such things provide.
There's only one path forward, we really can't even fail as an out.
That being said, this still has potential. So I guess I'll pick up the slack until this gets going well enough that other players can carry this along when I can't think of anything good, like last round.
>collect problem solvent. >use scroll you found earlier, see if any of the codes provided on it prove useful on the terminal.
>Remove Poster From Wall Whilst Disregarding Concerns
You decide that hesitation is not the best course of action, and remove the VINTAGE PROMOTIONAL POSTER whilst disregarding the concern of it RIPPING.
The backside of the poster reveals a SERIES OF NUMBERS, which you speculate to be some sort of PASSCODE. The wall that used to be behind it reveals a message, presumably done by BK judging from its ATROCIOUS GRAMMAR.
Yet another enigma! At this rate, you'd be drowning under this UNENDING CASCADE OF MYSTERIES in no time! You enter a state of IRATENESS.
>See If Any of The Codes on The Scroll Prove Useful on Terminal
Disregarding the posters, you decide to see if any pf the codes on the PECULIAR SCROLL turn out to be useful when applied to the ACCESS TERMINAL.
>Escape From Chattanooga First
You ESCAPE from CHATTANOOGA in order to not get interfered by its functions. The TERMINAL now displays its ACCESS MENU
>Type In Code
You type in the only code you remember, which is 1000111. Typing in and entering the code results in a message that hatch #-27 has opened being shown on the screen.
>Remark at The Lack of Noticeable Phenomena
It seems that the hatch mentioned in the message wasn't really relevant your location. You sip BEMUSEMENT from a random teacup.
>Noticeable Phenomenon: Occur
As you finish the trail of thought, weak but significant tremors shake the entire room. You are ASTONISHED by the tremors.
You withdraw your previous thoughts.
>Speculate Whether If The Spider in The Web is A Guard
Due to the CITY OBSERVANCE DEPARTMENT applying ARACNOID OBSERVATION UNITS for citizen observations, you consider it a possibility. Even if it were, the lack of IR sightlights typical of such drones indicates that it's been turned off, or out of order. The thought does not help relieve your now ANXIOUS MOOD.
>Click Symbol of Observance on Terminal Screen to Request Observation of Actions
Oh, you most certainly wish you could! Even a small sliver of evidence that you are being watched would be enough! Alas, your wish is in vain, for reality is cruel.
Due to the TERMINAL KEYBOARD not containing the SYMBOL OF OBSERVANCE, bringing your wish down to reality is beyond possibility.
>Consume Bottle of Problem Solvent
You approach the bottles of what you presume to be PROBLEM SOLVENT, and grasp the bottle nearest to you.
You open the bottle in order to consume the contents within. If the somewhat thick liquid turns out to be PROBLEM SOLVENT, your ANXIOUS MOOD will most certainly be relieved.
A PRISMAL SPRITE turns out to have been dissolved within the PROBLEM SOLVENT! You are absolutely SHOCKED!
>Engage Prismal Sprite
You ENGAGE the PRISMAL SPRITE whilst in a state of BEWILDERMENT and ASTONISHMENT. You soil your CHEAP VINYL PANTS somewhat. DANDYNESS: 28/100 Due to your current STATUS being in the worst possible state, you are blank-minded and frozen in fear. You have no idea on what to do. What do you do?
No! It's a Prismal Sprite! You are certainly not at your most dapper and dandy! But offer to shake it's hand! Try to Make Friends with it. Compliment it's scintillating colors! You've probably freed it from a very long imprisonment in a bottle. Maybe it'll be friendly!
You supress your fears and apply your inexplicably non-depleted BRIGHTNESS in order to determine what action would benefit you the most in this ENGAGEMENT.
>Examine Actions of Prismal Sprite
The PRISMAL SPRITE has not moved since it had settled down, hovering above the fouled floor. It is shifting colors at a consistant rapid pace, whilst emitting a constant aura of white from its stringent, kaleidoscopic body. As you lack much KNOWLEDGE regarding the behavior of PRISMAL SPRITES, you cannot deduce any AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR from its actions.
>Determine Optimal Course of Action
Despite your lack of knowledge, you determine that the PRISMAL SPRITE has no intent of harming you, and decide to PEACEFULLY ENGAGE it. You ready your voice for a SPEECH OF FRIENDLY INTENT.
>Remark on Its Dramatic Entry, Compliment Its Shifting Colors, And Offer To Shake Its Hand
Initially, you remark on its highly dramatic method of advent, claiming that it had ASTONISHED you. You recommend it to select a less dramatic method from now on.
Afterwards, You compliment its shifting colors, likening it with the dazzling lights of a kaleidoscope. You do recommend it to slow down the rate of flux, stating that it strains your eyes somewhat, and that it is rude to do so.
You finish your speech with an offer of alligence, mentioning the fact that you can grant it freedom from the confines of MODERATUS SKYLINUS. Assuring that you are not a VULGAR CON ARTIST, but a INNOCUOUS CITIZEN subjected to a CUMBERSOME SITUATION, you offer it a hand.
You hope that the FRANTIC TONE of your voice has not cast doubt on your credibility.
>Examine Actions of Prismal Sprite
The PRISMAL SPRITE fully exposes its flat side towards you and fills the holes of its body with its aura. Asides from those actions, no other changes can be seen.
>Remark Upon Situation
Although you would take its actions as a compliment, you personally expected a more comprehensible response. You begin to consider regarding the decision you had made a dim one. You take out a bottle of BEMUSEMENT and sip some of it. It mixes with the remaining FEAR and DOUBT, becoming an UNEASY SLURRY.
>Do Research Via Poshnet
You decide to use POSHNET for some research regarding the communication methods and language of PRISMAL SPRITES. You say to the SPRITE that you will be back in a moment.
You type in 'PoshnetAccess' in order to access POSHNET, and succeed in doing so.
Being the official SEARCH ENGINE of POSHOPOLIS, it requires one to log in with one's PRIMARY DESIGNATION in order to use its features. of course, just like CHATTANOOGA, an AUXILLARY DESIGNATION, based on the first two letters of the primary, can be added as well.
>Log In As BK
Although you most certainly would if you knew his PASSCODE, you do not know it. You seem to have no option but to log in with your PRIMARY DESIGNATION: UD-4B5A0E. You do wonder on what you will use as your AUXILLARY DESIGNATION in this login.