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1062804 No. 1062804 ID: 1173be

A lighthearted interim quest about giving your friend a birthday present.
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No. 1062805 ID: 1173be
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You are Oil Drinker, an angel sent from heaven. You have just awoken in your Cocoon of Blankets, a comfy creation lurking at the foot of Bose's bed.
Bose is your friend, and you have been living in his house ever since he moved in.
No. 1062806 ID: 1173be
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Bose is sitting on his chair in front of the television. You can't tell if he's asleep, or just very focused on the television.
The telly is showing some kind of talk show that seems to be hosting God. You aren't terribly fond of God.
No. 1062807 ID: 1173be
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You go into the kitchen and get yourself some breakfast.

As you sit and enjoy your nice big bowl of crude oil, you seem to remember that Bose's birthday is coming up very soon. It would be a shame not to give him anything for his birthday.
No. 1062808 ID: 1173be
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After breakfast, you put on Bose's raincoat, pants, and boots and walk out the front door.

Now, where to look for a gift for your friend?

Perhaps Bose would like something from his home city, Da'at. It's north from here.
You could look around the forest, you never know what's around here.
You could head south, there's some plains and a lake down there.
You could head east and investigate the ravine between the lake and Da'at.
Or, you could go west and check out the coast.
If none of that takes your fancy, you could always hang out at home. You know Bose has a workshop in his house, so perhaps you could try your hand at making a gift there.
No. 1062809 ID: e7c7d3

Da'at probably offers the widest selection gifts
No. 1062823 ID: 3286d2

Seconding Da'at because da'at's the place to be

Seriously though the city is probably going to have the widest variety and there's also the potential for some nostalgia on Bose's part. Do we know what kinds of things Bose likes?

Oh, and money. Do we have any? If we don't then that might tip things more in the foraging/DIY direction, assuming that outright theft isn't an option.

So what is Bose like? What's with the bandage he's wearing over his eyes? Is he a theoretical physicist?
No. 1062915 ID: 978778

Head to Da'at, but be on the lookout for any interesting things to bring him on the way there.
No. 1063682 ID: 1173be
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>Da'at probably offers the widest selection gifts
>Seconding Da'at because da'at's the place to be

You think that Da'at will probably be best for your purposes. You've never been, but you imagine you'll figure it out when you get there.
You don't know much about Da'at. Whenever you've brought it up to Bose, he just shakes his head and says something along the lines of "there's a hole in heaven over that city."

>Oh, and money. Do we have any?

You have 7 schiefer and 16 greun. To put that in perspective, it's a commonly accepted rule of thumb that a slice of bread can usually be comfortably bought with 35 greun, or half a schiefer.

>So what is Bose like? What's with the bandage he's wearing over his eyes? Is he a theoretical physicist?

Bose is a fairly quiet guy, and he can often seem unfriendly to people who don't know him. You've been friends with him long enough to know that he's actually a fairly compassionate person. He prefers the peace and quiet of the forest over the pacing of the city.

You aren't sure what's up with the bandage. You kinda just assumed that all humans are like that.

You seem to recall that he mentioned being a theoretical physicist in the city. You know he did lots of things with numbers in his old job. Now it seems like he mainly breaks apart rocks and trees for raw materials. You reckon that this makes him a practical physicist now.
No. 1063683 ID: 1173be
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Anyway, off to the city!

You walk to the city. Nothing interesting happens on the way.

Once you get there, there is a gargantuan wall surrounding Da'at, though not so tall that the highest skyscrapers can't be seen over it.
There also seems to be a thick thunderstorm engulfing the city. The abundance of buildings will probably make it easier to dodge the rain though.

There doesn't seem to be any entrance, though a shifty looking man beckons you.
"Hi! If you give me a boost up this wall, I'll pull you up!"
After noticing your look of consideration, he changes his proposal.
"Well, I suppose I could give you a boost up first, but only if you promise to pull me up afterwards."
This guy might help you, and there doesn't seem to be any other way over unless you can get pretty creative with a few blades of grass.
No. 1063684 ID: 4d73c7

Help the nice man get into Da'at. I'm sure nothing will go wrong, and he definitely does not have shady motives.
No. 1063710 ID: e7c7d3

I'm sure Bose would want you to help those in need. Give the man a boost
No. 1064026 ID: eb494d

There is no entrance? Is this an isolationist distopia? A quarantine zone?

At any rate, I recommend you cast a levitation spell upon your chest so you can use it to fly over the walls! I've seen it work, recently.
No. 1064169 ID: 127310
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>There is no entrance? Is this an isolationist distopia? A quarantine zone?

Bose has mentioned before that it's hard to get in and out of Da'at, but you assumed that he meant something like a burly man at the gate asking if you're carrying any high powered weaponry before letting you in.

>I recommend you cast a levitation spell upon your chest so you can use it to fly over the walls!

Unfortunately, you are rather lacking in the titty department. That, combined with your ineptitude at magic, makes this line of thought slightly problematic.

>Help the nice man get into Da'at. I'm sure nothing will go wrong, and he definitely does not have shady motives.

You are absolutely delighted to have come to this conclusion. You stand up against the wall, and he elegantly prances over it, using your shoulders as the only stepping stool, like a sufficiently energised child might move across a sufficiently slight incline.
No. 1064170 ID: 127310
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After a few moments, he hangs over the edge and reaches out to you. As soon as you grab his hands, he swings you over to the top of the wall.

"Thanks! You're the first person who's actually helped me up this wall."

He lets go of your left hand, then grabs your right with his.
"The name's Morris. Pleasure to meet you."

As he shakes your hand, a look of consideration comes upon his face. He inspects it.
"An angel, hmm? Best keep that on the down-low. Folks here aren't too fond of your lot."
He pauses a moment, then a grim smile creeps onto his face.
"S'pose I should say, they're a bit too fond, actually."
No. 1064171 ID: 127310
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Morris reveals a weapon which looks like a bunch of spare parts taped together and given the gift of fire and shoves several palm-sized pellets into it.
"Anyhow, we should probably find our way past the second wall now. We could jump down and see if we can get up from down there, or we could look around the wall for another way over."
No. 1064172 ID: 127310
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You look down. Between this wall and the second wall is a strip of dusty desert. You can't see most of them, but it looks like there are bodies buried in the dust.
No. 1064173 ID: 127310
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You look across. The wall you're standing on is vast. It could take an entire day of just walking to get all the way around it.
No. 1064446 ID: e7c7d3

Probably will be the same regardless of where you are. Might as well head down to go up right here
No. 1064448 ID: c56aa4

Well that's not a good sign. Presumably this guy knows how to avoid being turned into one of those dead bodies, otherwise he wouldn't be here.

"How do we avoid becoming two cadaverous dudes?"
No. 1064450 ID: 38349b

Would a body part make a good gift? Probably not...

Oh you could ask your new buddy and pal if he wants to try searching for a way around while you get some L U M B E R from the nearby forest, mayhaps a long log of sorts to use to help climb the second wall whilst one of you braces it?
No. 1064667 ID: 755f26

It is perfectly clear people do not want us sneaking in. Maybe the first wall was easy to climb to lure sneakers into a false of security and get killed?

Ask this man if he has any ideas on how to cross undetected, or if not, whether he has a two-people plan to convince the gatekeepers to let you enter.

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