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#341 2018-12-16 09:36:16

Re: Text Adventuring

Internet is fixed. No limit on data now. And a lot faster.

You use your quench spell to fill the indentation up to the brim.
The marking continues to glow, but nothing else happens.

Using you muck stained robe, you remove as much water as you can from the indentation, but this also does nothing.

You come to the conclusion that the amount of water used does not affect whatever is going on in the slightest.

You look around, and find a few tickle pepper lying on the floor.
You pick them up, and stuff them in your pocket.

Inventory:
WAND
MR. BO JANGLES
CANDLE (unlit)
FLASK OF HAND SOAP
7 BOBBY PINS
"BRA STUFFER"
WOODEN PAIL
SMALL SPADE
WILDVINE SEEDS (3)
NAP GRASS
TICKLE PEPPERS (6)

Books:
ELEMENTALIST
CULTIVATION CAPTURED
A HISTORY OF ALCHEMY
OFFENSIVE MAGIC
TUTORING GUIDE TO WAND WAVING
ALCHEMIC QUICK REFERENCE
SPINSEL BIOGRAPHY
IT STARTED WITH SPINSEL
HEADMASTERS REVEALED

Known spells:
HOOTUS POOTUS / SBD(Fart spell)
RIBB-IT (Toad spell)
QUENCH (Water spell)
PILE-O-DIRT (Earth spell)
GUSTO (Wind spell)
EMBER (Fire spell)
SONIC BURP (loud burp spell)
ACID SPIT (rude gesture)
CONFUSION DANCE (rude dance)

You are inside the potions classroom, investigating.

Sorry, there's not much I can do with your commands without giving everything away.

 
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#342 2018-12-16 22:18:58

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No worries. This is what makes it fun. Gotta figure out exactly what to do. smile

My next two steps will be to examine the indentation and the desk more closely.

 

#343 2018-12-20 03:31:02

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You look at the indentation in the floor more closely.
It resembles one of those tiles you play marbles with.
It's smooth and obviously man made. Intentionally put there.

You turn your focus to the desk.
It's battered and broken from the Orc's search.
Soggy, ink blotted papers lay on and around it.
The drawers have been forcibly removed from it, and lay broken on the floor.
There's a piece of gum stuck to the underside of it.
Some writing on the underside of the desk reads: "Why are you under the teacher's desk? *wink wink*"

You check for hidden compartments, but find none.
Either they're too well hidden, or there are none to be found.

Inventory:
WAND
MR. BO JANGLES
CANDLE (unlit)
FLASK OF HAND SOAP
7 BOBBY PINS
"BRA STUFFER"
WOODEN PAIL
SMALL SPADE
WILDVINE SEEDS (3)
NAP GRASS
TICKLE PEPPERS (6)

Books:
ELEMENTALIST
CULTIVATION CAPTURED
A HISTORY OF ALCHEMY
OFFENSIVE MAGIC
TUTORING GUIDE TO WAND WAVING
ALCHEMIC QUICK REFERENCE
SPINSEL BIOGRAPHY
IT STARTED WITH SPINSEL
HEADMASTERS REVEALED

Known spells:
HOOTUS POOTUS / SBD(Fart spell)
RIBB-IT (Toad spell)
QUENCH (Water spell)
PILE-O-DIRT (Earth spell)
GUSTO (Wind spell)
EMBER (Fire spell)
SONIC BURP (loud burp spell)
ACID SPIT (rude gesture)
CONFUSION DANCE (rude dance)

You are inside the potions classroom, investigating.

That's about all.
And in case it's not evident, "one of those tiles..." is a link to a picture.
Do they even have those outside of Europe?

 

#344 2018-12-20 22:34:53

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We used to just dig an impression in the dirt. Have never seen a tile like that before.

Something's gotta go in there... so let's use some things we've been accumulating.

Fill the indent with a Pile-o-dirt spell
Plant a wildvine seed in the dirt.
Wring out some of the water sopped up in the robe to water the seed in the dirt.

 

#345 2018-12-24 09:36:46

Re: Text Adventuring

I think a lot of them have been removed over the years. Tripping hazard.

Using your dirt spell, you fill the dent with earth.
The left-over water moistens the earth a little, but for the most part, it remains dry.

You take one of the Wildvine seeds, and push it into the pile of dirt.
Using the water spell, you douse the dirt thoroughly.

At first, nothing appears to happen, but suddenly a huge bundle of vines shoots out from the dirt.
It rams into the underside of the desk, breaking it in half, and entangling the broken pieces.
You barely manage to jump aside before it entagles you too.

The plants stops growing after only a few seconds.
The end result is a fairly substantial jumble of thinnish, flexible vines, engrossing what is left of the teacher's desk.
It's not as big or thick as you had imagined. Probably because the earth wasn't 100% dry.

You peer through the jumble at the dent in the floor. There's a few cracks in the floor around the base of the plant, but it seems otherwise intact. The markings have stopped glowing completely.

Inventory:
WAND
MR. BO JANGLES
CANDLE (unlit)
FLASK OF HAND SOAP
7 BOBBY PINS
"BRA STUFFER"
WOODEN PAIL
SMALL SPADE
WILDVINE SEEDS (2)
NAP GRASS
TICKLE PEPPERS (6)

Books:
ELEMENTALIST
CULTIVATION CAPTURED
A HISTORY OF ALCHEMY
OFFENSIVE MAGIC
TUTORING GUIDE TO WAND WAVING
ALCHEMIC QUICK REFERENCE
SPINSEL BIOGRAPHY
IT STARTED WITH SPINSEL
HEADMASTERS REVEALED

Known spells:
HOOTUS POOTUS / SBD(Fart spell)
RIBB-IT (Toad spell)
QUENCH (Water spell)
PILE-O-DIRT (Earth spell)
GUSTO (Wind spell)
EMBER (Fire spell)
SONIC BURP (loud burp spell)
ACID SPIT (rude gesture)
CONFUSION DANCE (rude dance)

You are inside the potions classroom, investigating.

 

#346 2018-12-24 23:29:59

Re: Text Adventuring

That was fun!
Let's look more closely at the new cracks in the floor.

 

#347 2018-12-31 02:20:39

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You try everything short of setting the bush on fire, bending the vines, pushing them aside, try ripping them apart, but you can't get any closer to the stress fractures around the dimple.

Then you remember the spell Ichabod was going to teach you after getting him home safely, and you want to kick yourself in the head for not following him.

There must be something else worth investigating in the classroom.

Inventory:
WAND
MR. BO JANGLES
CANDLE (unlit)
FLASK OF HAND SOAP
7 BOBBY PINS
"BRA STUFFER"
WOODEN PAIL
SMALL SPADE
WILDVINE SEEDS (2)
NAP GRASS
TICKLE PEPPERS (6)

Books:
ELEMENTALIST
CULTIVATION CAPTURED
A HISTORY OF ALCHEMY
OFFENSIVE MAGIC
TUTORING GUIDE TO WAND WAVING
ALCHEMIC QUICK REFERENCE
SPINSEL BIOGRAPHY
IT STARTED WITH SPINSEL
HEADMASTERS REVEALED

Known spells:
HOOTUS POOTUS / SBD(Fart spell)
RIBB-IT (Toad spell)
QUENCH (Water spell)
PILE-O-DIRT (Earth spell)
GUSTO (Wind spell)
EMBER (Fire spell)
SONIC BURP (loud burp spell)
ACID SPIT (rude gesture)
CONFUSION DANCE (rude dance)

You are inside the potions classroom, investigating.

 

#348 2019-01-02 22:56:39

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"Soggy, ink blotted papers lay on and around it."

Okay, going back to this. I would like to investigate the papers more closely. (At least the ones that are still accessible after the vines were grown.)

 

#349 2019-01-07 10:19:21

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Leaving the viney bush for the time being, you gather some papers off the floor.
It's mostly classroom stuff. Essays, homework, tests, that sort of thing.

Most of it is incomplete and useless, because of all the ink spilled on it.

For some reason, there's a recipe for spaghetti carbonara between the homework.
It has been graded "F", and there's "Delicious, but not a potion!" written on it in red ink.

You stuff it in your pockets.

Inventory:
WAND
MR. BO JANGLES
CANDLE (unlit)
FLASK OF HAND SOAP
7 BOBBY PINS
"BRA STUFFER"
WOODEN PAIL
SMALL SPADE
WILDVINE SEEDS (2)
NAP GRASS
TICKLE PEPPERS (6)

Books:
ELEMENTALIST
CULTIVATION CAPTURED
A HISTORY OF ALCHEMY
OFFENSIVE MAGIC
TUTORING GUIDE TO WAND WAVING
ALCHEMIC QUICK REFERENCE
SPINSEL BIOGRAPHY
IT STARTED WITH SPINSEL
HEADMASTERS REVEALED
SPAGHETTI CARBONARA RECIPE

Known spells:
HOOTUS POOTUS / SBD(Fart spell)
RIBB-IT (Toad spell)
QUENCH (Water spell)
PILE-O-DIRT (Earth spell)
GUSTO (Wind spell)
EMBER (Fire spell)
SONIC BURP (loud burp spell)
ACID SPIT (rude gesture)
CONFUSION DANCE (rude dance)

You are inside the potions classroom, investigating.

 

#350 2019-01-08 00:00:22

Re: Text Adventuring

BWAHAHA! Now we've got a Spaghetti recipe. LOL

Okay, two things that have been mentioned but not investigated. Let's look more closely at both the vase and the gum on the bottom of the desk.

 

#351 2019-01-13 10:25:42

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You're getting a bit too hung up on what has been mentioned.
Try something that hasn't been mentioned...

You try to look at the piece of gum more cloesly, but you run into the same problem as with the dimple in the floor. The vines entangle the piece of desk too much to reach the gum.
The only extra info you manage to get is that it's pink.

The vase, on the other hand, got knocked free of the tangle.
It lies in shards, a few feet away from the vines.
It was a kitchy vase, with a Delft blue motif. You find the bottom piece, and turn it over.
The bottom reads "Conjured in China".
Must not've been an expensive vase...

Inventory:
WAND
MR. BO JANGLES
CANDLE (unlit)
FLASK OF HAND SOAP
7 BOBBY PINS
"BRA STUFFER"
WOODEN PAIL
SMALL SPADE
WILDVINE SEEDS (2)
NAP GRASS
TICKLE PEPPERS (6)

Books:
ELEMENTALIST
CULTIVATION CAPTURED
A HISTORY OF ALCHEMY
OFFENSIVE MAGIC
TUTORING GUIDE TO WAND WAVING
ALCHEMIC QUICK REFERENCE
SPINSEL BIOGRAPHY
IT STARTED WITH SPINSEL
HEADMASTERS REVEALED
SPAGHETTI CARBONARA RECIPE

Known spells:
HOOTUS POOTUS / SBD(Fart spell)
RIBB-IT (Toad spell)
QUENCH (Water spell)
PILE-O-DIRT (Earth spell)
GUSTO (Wind spell)
EMBER (Fire spell)
SONIC BURP (loud burp spell)
ACID SPIT (rude gesture)
CONFUSION DANCE (rude dance)

You are inside the potions classroom, investigating.

 

#352 2019-01-16 21:39:33

Re: Text Adventuring

What hasn't been mentioned...

Look around for a blackboard or any place that the professor that occupies the room might post notes.

 

#353 2019-01-21 10:42:54

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A blackboard huh? I can work with that...

You look around the room for something else that might contain any information.
A blackboard, located at a random point in the classroom, near the wall, catches your eye.

You walk towards it to check it out, stepping over the debris cluttering the floor.

The front of the board used to have some sort of potion recipe on it, but the middle has been wiped out by somebody's sleeve.
Instead, a crude drawing decorates the blackboard.

You see a stick figure holding a pinwheel, with an arrow pointing towards it, and the word "LIFI".
Diagonally above it, a plump stick figure, apparently farting on the Lifi-figure.
It amuses you, but you don't know whether this is information you need.

You try to get to the other side of the board.
Whilst clambering around the board, it moves on its castors as you give it a nudge.
One of the wheels catches on something, and the board starts to tilt.
You quickly grab the edge of the blackboard, and manage to keep it from falling over.

You pull the board back a little, and it stays upright.
You get around it, and see the back of the blackboard is empty.

You check the floor for whatever caught the wheel, and discover a second dimple.
The one doesn't have any markings though.

Inventory:
WAND
MR. BO JANGLES
CANDLE (unlit)
FLASK OF HAND SOAP
7 BOBBY PINS
"BRA STUFFER"
WOODEN PAIL
SMALL SPADE
WILDVINE SEEDS (2)
NAP GRASS
TICKLE PEPPERS (6)

Books:
ELEMENTALIST
CULTIVATION CAPTURED
A HISTORY OF ALCHEMY
OFFENSIVE MAGIC
TUTORING GUIDE TO WAND WAVING
ALCHEMIC QUICK REFERENCE
SPINSEL BIOGRAPHY
IT STARTED WITH SPINSEL
HEADMASTERS REVEALED
SPAGHETTI CARBONARA RECIPE

Known spells:
HOOTUS POOTUS / SBD(Fart spell)
RIBB-IT (Toad spell)
QUENCH (Water spell)
PILE-O-DIRT (Earth spell)
GUSTO (Wind spell)
EMBER (Fire spell)
SONIC BURP (loud burp spell)
ACID SPIT (rude gesture)
CONFUSION DANCE (rude dance)

You are inside the potions classroom, investigating.

 

#354 2019-01-26 22:03:42

Re: Text Adventuring

Hmm, a second dimple. Before I try anything else, I want to see if there are any more dimples on the floor of the room. (A little less destructive than before. LOL)

 

#355 2019-01-27 10:03:39

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After stumbling upon a second hole in the floor, you suspect there must be more.

But before you go and try to find them, you fill up the second dimple, take out Mr. Bo Jangles, and set him down next to the now water-filled pit.
Mr. Bo Jangles. stiff and crumpled from being stuffed into your pocket for so long, thankfully splashes and plays in his private little pool.
No markings appear next to it, like the ones next to the first dimple.

You walk off at a ninety degree angle from the second dimple, towards the opposite wall.
As far as walking is possible, that is. There's some broken desks and littered ingredients in the way.

You reach the other side of the classroom.
At first glance, you don't see any holes, dips, or dimples.
You push aside an upturned desk, and find dimple number three.

Following the pattern, you suspect the next dimple to be somewhere underneath the shelves in the far corner of the room.
You make your way to the broken shelves, and attempt to pinpoint where the hole should be.
The shelves are too cumbersome for you to upright using your limited physical strength.

Inventory:
WAND
MR. BO JANGLES
CANDLE (unlit)
FLASK OF HAND SOAP
7 BOBBY PINS
"BRA STUFFER"
WOODEN PAIL
SMALL SPADE
WILDVINE SEEDS (2)
NAP GRASS
TICKLE PEPPERS (6)

Books:
ELEMENTALIST
CULTIVATION CAPTURED
A HISTORY OF ALCHEMY
OFFENSIVE MAGIC
TUTORING GUIDE TO WAND WAVING
ALCHEMIC QUICK REFERENCE
SPINSEL BIOGRAPHY
IT STARTED WITH SPINSEL
HEADMASTERS REVEALED
SPAGHETTI CARBONARA RECIPE

Known spells:
HOOTUS POOTUS / SBD(Fart spell)
RIBB-IT (Toad spell)
QUENCH (Water spell)
PILE-O-DIRT (Earth spell)
GUSTO (Wind spell)
EMBER (Fire spell)
SONIC BURP (loud burp spell)
ACID SPIT (rude gesture)
CONFUSION DANCE (rude dance)

You are inside the potions classroom, investigating.

I'm doubting whether adding another step to this puzzle is a good idea, but there it is.
FYI, there aren't more than four dimples here. So trying to look for a dozen more is useless...

 

#356 2019-01-27 11:48:36

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Okay, tips noted. 4 dimples, water is key and our frog is happy. smile

Before we try anything else, we need some muscle. We'll need to enlist an Orc or two to clear the shelves off the 4th dimple. Let's poke our head into the hallway to see who is available.

 

#357 2019-02-04 11:34:05

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Water is key? Are you certain? Because the second dimple didn't react...

You step out of the classroom to look for some muscle to hire.

You look to your left, and to your right, and you immediately see a strong Orc.
It's likely the biggest Orc you've run across up to now, it's squatting near the wall, peeing, and apparently female...

As you're gawking at the Orc's genitals excreting its purple-ish liquid, she makes a grunting noise, as if to say "Oi! Do you mind?"

You quickly cover your eyes, take a step back and ask as politely as you can:
"Uhm, pardon me, miss, if you could spare a moment, when you're done, could you, uh, help me for a moment?"
You gesture towards the interior of the classroom with your free hand.

The Orc finishes her business, stands up, picks up her club leaning against the wall, and follows you in.
She needs to bend down and turn her shoulders sideways to fit through the door.

Her loin cloth is slightly longer that the ones you've seen on male Orcs, and is more cut like a skirt, her shoulders are covered with metal reinforced leather epaulettes.
A cloth wrap is covering her ample bosom. The top pair, that is.
She has a second, smaller pair underneath the larger top breasts, and they're NOT covered.

You can't help but stare at them, mouth agape.

The Orc puts a finger the size of your wrist under your chin and lifts up your head to break your gaze and make eye-contact. She's frowning at you inquisitively.

"Oh!" You utter, blinking your eyes "I need some help with, um..." You walk towards the mess of shelves, gesturing wildly.
"I need to lift... and move..." You flail your arms, hoping the Orc understands your intentions.

The Orc steps up to the shelves, sticks her giant coal shovels underneath, and nearly throws them up against the wall, breaking up any structure they had left, turning them to a pile of loose planks.
You hear vials breaking, and some hisses and pops as various ingredients react to one another.
Well, at least the floor has been cleared.

She looks at you, questioning.

"Uh, thank you!" You say, and you take a bow in gratitude.

As you are bowing, the Orc suddenly grabs you, and sticks your head underneath her skirt!
You yelp, flail your arms, and struggle to get free of her grip as she firmly presses you up against her.
Suddenly, you feel a shudder going through the Orc, and she realeases you.

You fall backwards, gasping for air.
With a bewildered look, you look up at the Orc.

She smiles down at you, winks, and blows a kiss before turning away and exiting the classroom.

You stay sat on the floor for a bit, trying to grasp what has just happened to you.
Mr. Bo Jangles hops up to you to comfort you.

Inventory:
WAND
MR. BO JANGLES
CANDLE (unlit)
FLASK OF HAND SOAP
7 BOBBY PINS
"BRA STUFFER"
WOODEN PAIL
SMALL SPADE
WILDVINE SEEDS (2)
NAP GRASS
TICKLE PEPPERS (6)

Books:
ELEMENTALIST
CULTIVATION CAPTURED
A HISTORY OF ALCHEMY
OFFENSIVE MAGIC
TUTORING GUIDE TO WAND WAVING
ALCHEMIC QUICK REFERENCE
SPINSEL BIOGRAPHY
IT STARTED WITH SPINSEL
HEADMASTERS REVEALED
SPAGHETTI CARBONARA RECIPE

Known spells:
HOOTUS POOTUS / SBD(Fart spell)
RIBB-IT (Toad spell)
QUENCH (Water spell)
PILE-O-DIRT (Earth spell)
GUSTO (Wind spell)
EMBER (Fire spell)
SONIC BURP (loud burp spell)
ACID SPIT (rude gesture)
CONFUSION DANCE (rude dance)

You are inside the potions classroom, and have just been molested by a giant She-Orc.

Sorry for slipping that in. I've had many ideas like that in the past, but you've managed to steer clear of them...

Perhaps a little clarification:
I don't know whether that's a universal expression, or if I've literally translated a Dutch one,
but when someone has large hands, they've sometimes referred to as "coal shovels".

 

#358 2019-02-06 22:08:15

Re: Text Adventuring

ROTFLMAO! Whooo boy! That was funny. We just got... uh... uh... bedazzled by a female Orc.

Okay, now that we've had our interlude, back to business. I think I just figured out what we need to do here, just need to know what to put where. Now that the debris is cleared, let's have a closer look at the dimples that were uncovered.

Actually, to speed things up here's my next step if the examination reveals nothing.
Look at the book about wand waving. Look for a chapter or page regarding the revealing of runes.

 

#359 2019-02-11 10:45:35

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Grr! You made me go back to check how I wrote the wand waving book!

You spend a moment getting rid of the mental image of the Orc sensually walking away, the hips of her full hourglass figure swaying, her greasy braid swinging from side to side...

You shake your head, and turn to investigating the three dimples you can actually reach.
They all look the same, other than one having a giant jungle of vines in it, and another being a miniature frog-pond. None have any markings or runes next to them.

Thinking that perhaps one of the books might provide some answers, you once again open up "A Tutoring Guide To Wand Waving".
As soon as you open it, the white light blinds you, and you remember that this book doesn't have any pages to read.

The faceless mannequin stands before you, wearing its dark robes.

"Hello, Archie!" it says to you "Back again for more training?"

You nod your head to confirm.

"Excellent! Thank you for putting your faith in "A Tutoring Guide for Wand Waving" by Dull & Dreary Publishers. Be sure to try out some of our other titles like "Duelling Spells Made Easy", or "Razzle Dazzle with Smoke and Mirrors". Now, let's get started, shall we?"

It puts its hands together in expectation.

"I, was wondering whether you could teach me how to get hidden runes to show?" you says to it.

For a moment, the mannequin doesn't respond, before answering:

"I'm sorry, I can only improve on what you already know. I cannot teach you anything new.
As for runes, try "Antiquated Incantations", by Morbang Forbuk.

Goodbye, Archie!"

The mannequin waves as it fades away, and the room goes black.

You wake up sitting on the floor, a little light headed from the mental exertion.

Inventory:
WAND
MR. BO JANGLES
CANDLE (unlit)
FLASK OF HAND SOAP
7 BOBBY PINS
"BRA STUFFER"
WOODEN PAIL
SMALL SPADE
WILDVINE SEEDS (2)
NAP GRASS
TICKLE PEPPERS (6)

Books:
ELEMENTALIST
CULTIVATION CAPTURED
A HISTORY OF ALCHEMY
OFFENSIVE MAGIC
TUTORING GUIDE TO WAND WAVING
ALCHEMIC QUICK REFERENCE
SPINSEL BIOGRAPHY
IT STARTED WITH SPINSEL
HEADMASTERS REVEALED
SPAGHETTI CARBONARA RECIPE

Known spells:
HOOTUS POOTUS / SBD(Fart spell)
RIBB-IT (Toad spell)
QUENCH (Water spell)
PILE-O-DIRT (Earth spell)
GUSTO (Wind spell)
EMBER (Fire spell)
SONIC BURP (loud burp spell)
ACID SPIT (rude gesture)
CONFUSION DANCE (rude dance)

You are inside the potions classroom, investigating.

Perhaps you should have picked up a premium, adfree version of that book...

 

#360 2019-02-12 21:52:38

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Damn ads are everywhere!

Okay, I guess we're playing a bit of Mastermind with dimples here. Not sure if everyone else gave up, but here's what I'm thinking.
We have the 4 elemental spells for Earth, Water, Fire and Wind (two types of wind, actually. LOL) Two dimples already contain the water and earth. (Though the combination might be wrong now.)

Let's put some small pieces of the scrap wood from one of the splintered desks into both remaining dimples and cast the Ember at both to see if another rune reveals itself.

 

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