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970517 No. 970517 ID: e51896

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Author's Commentary: Quest may or may not have 18+ content, it all depends on what happens and how I feel, especially since this is my first quest
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No. 970613 ID: e51896
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970613

” … uhh… what the? Whoops …Well then… shit, that was unexpected.”

“So embarrassing, it looks like this is taking a tiny bit longer than I thought, but things are on the right track, you are almost ready, this just needs to take a few minutes. I apologize for the delay; I don’t do this all that often.”

“In the meantime, seeing as I asked you some questions, whether intentional or unintentional, I think we have a small amount of time for you to ask me something, that is, as long as they’re simple brief questions, but keep in mind I can’t answer everything. I’ll get the couple obvious questions out of the way.”

“who I am? For now, you can call me the Master of Ceremonies, MC for short. It’s not my real name, but for now, I want to be kept anonymous for safety reasons. Plus, I feel like I am one right now talking to you all. “
“Where are you? You’ll see very soon”


>individuals that have Charcot-Wilbrand syndrome are physically incapable of dreaming, so one could totally ask them how that is.
“eh-heh, wow. I didn’t expect that my silly philosophical question would bring up a discussion. I’m actually a little flattered.”
“Charcot-Wilbrand syndrome you called it? Are you referring to the disability to not visualize or remember dreams due to brain damage, correct? Is that what you all call it? People with that kind of brain damage are pretty rare, but I think they are able to still be brought to the dream realm, but when they wake up, they cannot comprehend the dream that they had, having trouble visualizing and remembering the dream realm they were taken to or something. I wonder if even though they can’t remember or can’t visualize what they experience during their visit if their visit to the dream realm can still effect their reality in some way despite the disability.”

“You know, now that I think about it, I think I remember long ago seeing how people who are blind also can’t visualize dreams, but they still do remember having them compensating sight with what they hear and feel instead.”

“So, I don’t know, maybe when I said one realm cannot exist without the other for a person to mentally function in life, I might have underestimated people’s mental capabilities. Maybe one realm can exist without the other. But I might be wrong about all that, I kind of have been living under a rock for so long after all but one thing is certain, People are much more mentally stronger than you might think.”

“Any other questions before we part ways?”

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No. 970614 ID: 2570dd

>>970613
No I think we’re ready, or at least I am
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No. 970615 ID: d63ea8

Where will the spiral lead us?
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No. 970621 ID: 2bd15b

Yeah I think that we are ready to start the story
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No. 970629 ID: e51896
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970629

"The spiral will lead you to-"
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No. 970630 ID: e51896
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970630

A ceiling fan stares at my face, spinning in a hypnotic circle as it emits a refreshing breeze against me trying to lull me back to sleep.
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No. 970631 ID: e51896
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970631

And yet, while my body feels a little heavy against the bed under the comforting embrace of the blanket, I can’t fall back to sleep as there are too many troubling thoughts on my mind. For one thing, my hair feels a bit damp and I can’t remember if I went into the shower or not. Also, I do not recognize the clothing that I am wearing. The clock also reads 10:08 (which I assume is AM seeing how bright it is) and I usually don’t sleep in this late. But most importantly…
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No. 970632 ID: e51896
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970632

…I do not recognize this room at all. This is not my bedroom, and I am unsure as to how I got here, or where I am at currently. Do I have amnesia? I proceed to remember my past to make sure I haven’t forgotten my memory…
My name is Lilly Teagardin, I am 19 years old and I graduated high school a year ago. I have been trying to get accepted into a college since graduation, but I have not been having luck. I am currently jobless, but I suppose that is normal for someone my age… I think? But at least I still live with my family until I can get things situated, I guess.

Alright, so I don’t have amnesia thankfully, I know who I am, where I live, but I just don’t know how I ended up in this unfamiliar room.

For now, I take a gander at my surroundings. To my left there is a dresser which I assume is full of clothing with a cactus and a picture on top of it. Next to it is a window, covered by drapes. Maybe if I open it, I can get a better understanding of where I am exactly. To my right is a small table with a lamp, and a digital alarm clock reading 10:08. There is also an open door leading out of this room. It looks like someone, or maybe I, forgot to close it. In front of me is a television on top of a table along with I assume is a gaming system I do not recognize. I cannot find the remote near me to turn on the television though.

I think the tiredness of my body has faded and I think I am ready to move out of bed and investigate… or perhaps I could lay here and think more about my predicament and try to remember how I got here. What should I do?
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No. 970637 ID: 2bd15b

Well by observing the room that you are currently in you are somewhere where it is forbidden by law to employ an aesthetic designer. I mean gray walls with blue carpet, purple doors and all the pictures of plants do not fit this room at all, if you want my suggestion you should pinch yourself because being in this room is equivalent to being in a living nightmare.
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No. 970638 ID: 094652

Get out of bed and take a look around. Formulate an escape route in case things get weird. Then try to find the stuff you had on you.
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No. 970640 ID: d186fc

>>970632
Hmm, unless they are a family friend, an uncle, or a teacher or mentor, Jeffery Chase who is age 30 could be important because he fucking kidnapped us which would explain the unfamiliar scenery. Regardless, tread carefully. Who knows what may happen.

Try to find something small to be used as a weapon just in case things go really badly.

Lastly, take stock of yourself. Are you clothed? Regardless of the last answer, strip down and make sure there are no new marks or injuries. Also note any unusual soreness or cramps. Sore muscles could be indicative of a fight.
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No. 970641 ID: ce39da

Check all the drawers in case they have your stuff, then check the window.
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No. 970671 ID: 2570dd

>>970638
This is good, also best to get up and make sure you aren’t tied to the bed, god forbid...
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No. 970678 ID: d63ea8

Also check the picture on the dresser, might give you some clues.
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No. 970679 ID: b1b4f3

>>970632
Check picture on dresser, peek out the window, feel head to see what the damp hair is about.
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No. 970943 ID: e51896
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970943

I've decided I am just about ready to get out of bed, but before I do that, I do a little bit of thinking about my predicament.

>>970640
>Hmm, unless they are a family friend, an uncle, or a teacher or mentor, Jeffery Chase who is age 30 could be important because he fucking kidnapped us which would explain the unfamiliar scenery. Regardless, tread carefully. Who knows what may happen.

Suddenly, as I am thinking, name comes to mind... Jeffery Chase. Why does that name sounds so familiar? It sounds like someone I am supposed to know, but I cannot for the life of me remember the person's face or who he is. When I think about the possibility of him kidnapping me, nothing seems to suggest in my memory that it was him who kidnapped me. Still, I won't rule out that possibility. But now that name is probably going to bother me for the rest of the day, or night, or whatever.

>>970637
>Well by observing the room that you are currently in you are somewhere where it is forbidden by law to employ an aesthetic designer. I mean gray walls with blue carpet, purple doors and all the pictures of plants do not fit this room at all, if you want my suggestion you should pinch yourself because being in this room is equivalent to being in a living nightmare.

I start thinking about how this room's interior design is terrible. I am so distracted looking at the grey walls and blue flooring and the poster behind me that my eyes played tricks on me and made me think the door was purple. But no, the door is white. It is just open, and the room outside the door is the purple I am seeing, which I think might be a hallway.
Though while the room is terrible, I don't think it is nightmarish enough to warrant pinching. And even if it was, I'd rather choose to ride out this nightmare instead of pinching myself awake at 2 in the morning and have trouble falling back to sleep.

>>970638
>Get out of bed and take a look around.
>>>970671
This is good, also best to get up and make sure you aren’t tied to the bed, god forbid...
>>970640
>Try to find something small to be used as a weapon just in case things go really badly.

Finally, I get the willpower to get out of bed. Thankfully, I am not tied up as I may have expected. As my foot touches the soft carpet, I become more aware that the entire room is very slightly rumbling. As I sit on the bed, I take a look around for something to defend myself with. There doesn't seem to be much that could help me from what I can see except maybe the lamp which would be kind of awkward to carry and the cactus which might be a bit too small. Regardless, I will keep an eye out for anything while I investigate the room.
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No. 970944 ID: e51896
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970944

>>970678
>Also check the picture on the dresser, might give you some clues.
>>970679
Check picture on dresser.

Before I rummage through the dresser, the picture on top of it catches my eyes...

...What am I even looking at here? From what I can see, it looks like a torn picture of three different figures posing for the camera in what I think is inside a park canopy.
one person in the front looks like they are being punched, but looking at their smiling face, it looks more like a fake punch for making a silly pose for the picture.
The person in the back is sitting very relaxed in the chair in front of a table, and looks like they are mildly amused by what the two people are doing in the front.
The third person who is performing the fake punch seems to have been torn out of the picture. Perhaps this was a friendship that had fallen out? This might have been a wholesome picture regardless... If it wasn't for the fact that these people are NOT human!

I am trying to think of an explanation as to what I am seeing. Maybe these are costumes? but the facial expressions look too realistic to be costumes. Is this a work of art or CGI? that seems more likely, but this looks a bit too life-like if that is the case. Maybe they are animatronic puppets? But then I've never seen or heard of any animatronic characters that look like this before. Whatever the case, I prefer not to believe that I’ve been abducted by aliens or monsters.

I put the picture back on the dresser in confusion.
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No. 970945 ID: e51896
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970945

>>970638
>Then try to find the stuff you had on you.
>>970641
>Check all the drawers in case they have your stuff

I check the drawers in the dresser. What a relief! In each of the drawers, I find my hoodie, my pants, my underwear, and my socks, and each were on top of a bunch of unfamiliar clothing. I also manage to find my shoes right next to the TV table. Lastly, after checking inside the table's drawers the lamp is on top of, and I found the TV remote inside.
As I take my clothing out of the dresser and onto the bed, I notice that the clothes are quite warm, as if it had been taken out of the dryer very recently. It makes my mind wander into how this contrasts with my wet hair.

>>970679
>feel head to see what the damp hair is about.

I remove the hat on my head and start to put my hair between my fingers. it doesn't feel sticky or gooey, it just feels like water, like I stepped out of the shower. While it is a little damp in some places, it does feel dry in other places in my hair, so it seems like it is almost dry.

Judging by how long my lengthy hair usually dries, whatever happened to me which involved getting my hair wet must have happened a few hours ago, and whoever placed my clothes in the dresser was here not too long ago with how warm my clothes feel.
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No. 970946 ID: e51896
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970946

>>970641
>then check the window.
>>970679
peek out the window
>>970638
Formulate an escape route in case things get weird.

Before I get dressed into what I was wearing earlier, I think it might be best to have an escape plan ready. The window looks to be a likely possibility.

I open the drapes and... WHAT THE FUCK?!

Outside is nothing but the ocean, as far as the eye can see! And it seems like this building is moving, so I must be on a ship of some kind. That explains the rumbling on the floor I'm feeling felt. This is especially alarming because I Iive around the middle of the country and nowhere near the ocean!

Wait, something is passing by... Is that a building in the distance sprouting from the ocean? no wait... Is THAT A TULIP???!!!

Okay, I'm closing the drapes as I do not want to accept the reality of the situation. Things are definitely weird.

Maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me from how tired I was. I should take my mind off of it and get dressed. I can't wait to put on my nice warm clothing...
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No. 970947 ID: e51896
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970947

>>970640
>Lastly, take stock of yourself. Are you clothed? Regardless of the last answer, strip down and make sure there are no new marks or injuries. Also note any unusual soreness or cramps. Sore muscles could be indicative of a fight.

Seeing as I am going to get dressed in my old clothes, I should probably check myself for any injuries like bruises, or anything that looks like an injection mark before I get dressed. I proceed to remove my shirt and...

*Tap* *Tap*

OOOHHH CRAP! I HEAR FOOTSTEPS CLOSE BY! How could I forget to close the door?! I can be such a scatterbrain sometimes, but I can't blame myself after everything I just witnessed so far. That was a lot to take in. Plus, it would have been suspicious if I did close the door and someone noticed.

I quickly put my shirt back on and turn towards the open door... Good, looks like nobody saw me, but I still hear the footsteps, and it is getting closer. What should I do?

Maybe I could hide under the bed?
Or maybe go back to bed and pretend to be asleep?
Another option could be arming myself with the lamp or cactus and be ready to attack...
But what if I am overreacting and should just stand here doing nothing and wait for the person to arrive so I can try to have a conversation with them and ask what the fuck is going on?
Or maybe there is something else I can think of?
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No. 970950 ID: dce46f

Hide behind the door, and grab the cactus!
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No. 970951 ID: e51896

Author's Commentary: thanks for the support so far. I will be juggling work while making this quest, so updates might slow down during the weekday, but I will focus on getting pages uploaded regardless. That said, weekends will definitely be my days off where I can get more time to focus on making pages for this quest.

Thanks for your patience :)
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No. 970952 ID: 094652

Go back to bed. Don't scream if they have teeth.
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No. 970956 ID: fdb3c8

Is someone peeping? Call them out on it! Take no shit girl! Be brave!
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No. 970957 ID: b1b4f3

>>970947
Girl, you done isekai'd into another world. Just wait for whoever it is. Fully expect them to look like the people in the picture. Hope they can speak your language, and ask where you are and how you got here.
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No. 970962 ID: 2bd15b

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6YMov3fYvs

I am sorry for that little existential crisis that I just experienced. I just have to remind myself that everything that we are seeing and experiencing is just a dream a product of our mind. Well if we are going to explain this by dream theory why not try and see if we can lucid dream the shit out of this world. Ok just try and focus to construct a mustache on your face just to see if you can. If you can't find a mirror simply touch your face and feel if you have managed to construct something out of thin air.
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No. 970963 ID: 2bd15b

>>970951
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=688OPQ9WFpA
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No. 970968 ID: d63ea8

>>970950
(The most dangerous weapon)

They at least seem polite enough to knock, ask them who they are and where you are exactly.
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No. 970969 ID: e35746

>>970968

I think that tapping was the footsteps she heard, not knocking.
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No. 970975 ID: d186fc

Lets try: Shutting the door.
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No. 971051 ID: 3e98fc

Yeah let's see if we can get an explanation from whoever's coming. But take the cactus just in case.
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No. 971273 ID: e51896
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971273

>>970956
>Is someone peeping? Call them out on it! Take no shit girl! Be brave!

>>970957
>Just wait for whoever it is. Fully expect them to look like the people in the picture. Hope they can speak your language, and ask where you are and how you got here.

>>970950
>grab the cactus!

>>970968
> (The most dangerous weapon)
>ask them who they are and where you are exactly.

>>971051
>Yeah let's see if we can get an explanation from whoever's coming. But take the cactus just in case.

I've made my decision, I'm going to give whoever is coming a piece of my mind and demand an explanation on what is going on around here. I grab the cactus just in case the person turns out to be hostile and make my way towards the open door leading outside of the hallway and put my bravest face on...

shit, My heart is pounding and my knees are shaking, but regardless, I am going to get the answers I am looking for. A lot of things come to mind, What do I even say to the person arriving? Do I give them a stern talking to? Do I try to keep the conversation civil despite how I was possibly kidnapped? And what if they are not human? If they are anything like the photo, they at least appear to be friendly in the photo, but it is still weird to me to think that those rabbit looking things exist.

The tapping of the footsteps gets louder and louder...

closer and closer...

and then it stops...

...

...

And then I hear some kind of... sniffling below me?
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No. 971274 ID: e51896
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971274

...
...
e...
ele...
...elephant?!

No wait, that can't be an elephant, an elephant has large ears, and a much longer trunk, and there definitely are no star or cloud designs on an elephant's body... what is this thing?

Before I even have time to say or do anything, the creature raises its trunk towards the cactus that I am holding, and I instinctively raise my arm away from it. It seems to want the cactus.

After its initial attempt at grabbing the cactus, it just gives up, brushes against my leg like a cat would as it heads towards the bed, climbs up on the bed, and lays down and takes a nap...
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No. 971275 ID: e51896
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971275

...on top my warm comfy clothes...
Ugh... of course. Well, unless I can figure out some way to get it off of my clothes which I left on the bed, it looks like I'm not getting dressed any time soon.

Despite the creature looking weird, it at least appears to be docile. It seems to trust me enough to even lay with it's back turned against me. Most likely this animal might be tamed. I did notice that after the animal passed me earlier, I could have sworn I heard something that sounded like a stomach growl coming from it... Must be hungry I guess.

I start to wonder how I can get this animal off of my clothes so I can finally get dressed.
It was trying to grab the cactus earlier, maybe I can lure it off of my clothes with the cactus in some way?
I also notice the remote I found earlier in the lamp's table drawer. I wonder if I can use the remote or the television in some way to wake this animal up and distract it.
Or maybe I can just grab the napping animal off my clothes? even though it appears docile, I'm worried about how it may react if I attempt to pick it up, or how heavy it might be.
Or maybe there is another idea I can try?
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No. 971285 ID: ce39da

Use the TV; all of these choices have unknown chances of success, but this option is also the most likely to reveal new information.
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No. 971290 ID: e51896
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971290

>>970957
>Girl, you done isekai'd into another world.

It certainly seems that way, but I can't seem to think how this is logically possible.

>>970962
>I am sorry for that little existential crisis that I just experienced. I just have to remind myself that everything that we are seeing and experiencing is just a dream a product of our mind. Well if we are going to explain this by dream theory why not try and see if we can lucid dream the shit out of this world. Ok just try and focus to construct a mustache on your face just to see if you can. If you can't find a mirror simply touch your face and feel if you have managed to construct something out of thin air.

The possibility of this whole scenario being a dream is becoming more likely. It feels like one of the most logical explanations I can think of

Oh wow, If this is a dream, then that means that I can lucid dream! Though from my past experience, I've never really been all that good at lucid dreaming. Usually, whenever I realize I'm in a dream and attempt to lucid dream, I either immediately wake up before I can even start doing anything, or during my attempts to do something like fly or summon something, my mind forces me to think that what I try to attempt is not logically possible and thus, I can't concentrate on becoming a god of my dream.

Regardless, I try to grow a mustache on my upper lip.

...
Come on...
...
Gimme a mustache!
...
Put a fuzzy caterpillar right on my upper lip...
...
...

As expected, nothing. I've always been shitty at lucid dreaming after all... That is, assuming this is a dream. If it is a dream, then this has to be the most vivid dream I've ever had.

Ah well, at least I can always imagine myself with a mustache... hee hee hee.

Right, what was I going to do again? I tend to be forgetful...

>>970975
>Lets try: Shutting the door.

Oh, yes! Of course! Close sesame! I shut the door. I feel more secure now, though there is a possibility that the door was open for a reason and it might look suspicious that it is now closed to anyone who passes by. But I think it is just more likely that whoever brought me here just forgot to close the door.

What was I going to do again?

Oh, that's right, the animal on my clothes. I need to get it off of my clothes somehow. What do I do?
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No. 971291 ID: e51896

Author's Commentary: whoops, I noticed there was a mistake with one of the images, so I needed to fix it. Sorry.

>>971285
Your vote will still be counted, Detective Caillou
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No. 971294 ID: 2bd15b

Well, it was at least worth a try to see if we can bend this reality. Hmmm with all things that you saw from this room and that you learned about this house. I honestly think that it won't be a big deal if you simply just go and meet the people who live here in your pajamas. There are two options for your current scenario, option one you were teleported here or option two thew people who live here found you and brought you here, so you not wearing your regular clothes isn't such a big deal. Besides, I wouldn't touch a sleeping creature, maybe waking it up can provoke it. It obviously likes that bed and it might look at it as you encroaching on its territory if you insist on moving it.
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No. 971301 ID: 5f4030

It seems harmless enough... maybe just pull them out from under it?
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No. 971302 ID: 2bd15b

>>971301
Just because it seems harmless doesn't mean it will be. Maybe this will be the outcome if we mess with that sleeping booty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81hxMJSqWZU
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No. 971304 ID: b1b4f3

>>971290
Lure it away with the cactus.
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No. 971320 ID: d63ea8

I'm sure you can retrieve your clothing with some well-applied pats.

Also close the door.
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No. 971361 ID: e51896

Author's Commentary:

I have made a discussion thread for this quest. It is parked right over here: >>/questdis/133347
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No. 971726 ID: e51896
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971726

>>971320
>I'm sure you can retrieve your clothing with some well-applied pats.

>Also close the door.

Did I close the door? I think I already closed the door... Let me double check... >>971290 Yep, door is closed. Door can't be any more closed than it is now… unless I lock it, but I see no locks… What kind of bedroom has no locks anyway???

I go over to the sleeping creature. I’m a little nervous about what it might do if I try to pat it awake, but it will feel so weird to walk around in an unfamiliar place in my pajamas. Besides, it seemed docile enough to not do any harm to me especially since it could have mauled me to get the cactus that it tried to grab from me earlier but didn’t. One thing for sure, I’m not going to try to pull my clothing out from under the creature, that would definitely anger it. Instead, I’ll just try to lightly pat it awake.
I begin to pat the animal and… hey, it actually feels kind of nice and soft. I continue to pat the animal until the patting becomes petting. I can’t stop because of how fluffy it feels! I pet and pet and pet and…

:ec_sniff: ”*SNORE*”
Oh, well shit. Seems like the massage I was giving it just made it fall into a deeper sleep…
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No. 971727 ID: e51896
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971727

>>971285
>Use the TV; all of these choices have unknown chances of success, but this option is also the most likely to reveal new information.
>>971304
>Lure it away with the cactus.

I suddenly get an idea.
First, I put the Cactus on the pillow…
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No. 971728 ID: e51896
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971728

Then, I turn on the tv, making sure the volume is loud enough to wake the animal while being in a safe distance. As soon as I push the power button, I am greeted by a commercial illuminating the television

:ec_tv: -of our many games such as the Ghost Out Shootout and earn some rare prizes! Can you shoot enough ghosts to get the high score prize before your gun runs out of water or time runs out?

:ec_tv: And here in Big-Topolis, there’s no need to waste time taking the bus, or taxi to get to work, restaurants, or any other locations anymore! Just take one of our many roller coasters to get to your destination quickly while having the thrill of your life!

:ec_tv: Jerry’s Big-Topolis, our entire city is one gigantic amusement park! With a park this big, we bet you can’t participate in all the activities in the span of two weeks!

:ec_tv: ”Big-Topolis, where the fun overshadows your work day! Go to your closest Sand-Eye Airlines and have them to take you to the white daisy at section G-14, at the 11th tile”

… A city sized amusement park? How does that even work? From my experience, carnie games are sketchy as hell… and roller coasters as trains or subways? If that is the case, how do people not drop their things if they are going to work? And how many people do they need to hire to clean up all the messes people make from vomiting after a ride? And not to mention all the maintenance on the rides. With an amusement park also being a city, I just wonder how many lawsuits the mayor has to deal with. I just can’t wrap my head around how an amusement park can also be a city for people to live and work in. Plus, that tag line was kind of lame…

I also notice that there are more of the weird rabbit things with the two sets of ears... and now there are bug looking things with two sets of antennae in the mix too?

:ec_sniff: ”*Crunch crunch*”

My train of thought is interrupted by the sound of… munching?
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Oh, well it looks like my plan worked, the television woke up the creature, and the cactus lured the animal off my clothing… I didn’t exactly expect it to eat the cactus, especially with those sharp spikes coming out of it… but then again, what else would an animal do with a cactus. Ah well, Maybe I can still salvage what is left of the cactus?
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WHAT THE FUCK! WHAT'S WITH ITS MOUTH?!
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It…
Ate the entire cactus…
and all the dirt in the pot…
and the pot…


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:ec_tv: ”That’s a spicy meatball!”


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I got my clothes back. Wootsauce, I can finally get dressed. The clothes are still warm, though it is now probably because that elephant creature was laying on it earlier.
:ec_tv: ”And now back to your 10am news”

Oh, the television is still on. Now that it served its purpose, I should also decide whether I should turn it off or not as I get changed... or maybe stay in my pajamas???
and I should think of some other plan of actions as well.
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No. 971734 ID: 094652

Turn off all the electronics. Don't waste someone else's electricity or they'll get pissed off.

Also, please ask the owner how they haven't been headcrabbed yet.
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No. 971739 ID: d63ea8

Quickly get your clothes and quietly mourn the cactus, its sacrifice will not be forgotten.
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No. 971744 ID: 44b1b5

Keep the TV on - keeping up-to-date on current events is useful no matter what nonsense world you find yourself.
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No. 971763 ID: ecd116

it probably a good idea to keep the tv on just so you can get what equivalent of news/entertainment that is for the locals/visitors here. any info you can get even it just weather and temperature conditions or yet another advertisement, no matter how trivial, will increased your odd of success and overall survival rate. especially when in unknown territory.
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No. 971781 ID: 5f4030

Get changed. Maybe flip through some of the channels to get a better idea of where you are/what’s happening.
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No. 971813 ID: 2bd15b

Well, I think that you gathered all that you could from the tv, this is a world similar to your own. The only difference is that everyone is gray and they have small elephants as a pet. But I do have a question since you recognize your clots where was the last time when you wore it?
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No. 971856 ID: ae9bd9

>>971733
Change clothes. Still check yourself over, but add new tattoos, barcodes, patches, tags, symbols, or subdermal lights to the things to look for.
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No. 971906 ID: be330d

Like everyone else suggested, keep the tv on for the news for info, strip and check yourself for injuries, markings, and whatnot, and then put on your hoodie.

One important thing to add, Turn down the volume on the television so that nobody outside can hear you
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No. 972337 ID: e51896
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>>971739
>quietly mourn the cactus, its sacrifice will not be forgotten.

No.
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>>971734
>Turn off all the electronics. Don't waste someone else's electricity or they'll get pissed off.
>>971781
>Get changed. Maybe flip through some of the channels to get a better idea of where you are/what’s happening.

I was thinking about shutting off the television as to not waste electricity, or changing the channel

>>971744
>Keep the TV on - keeping up-to-date on current events is useful no matter what nonsense world you find yourself.
>>971763
>it probably a good idea to keep the tv on just so you can get what equivalent of news/entertainment that is for the locals/visitors here. any info you can get even it just weather and temperature conditions or yet another advertisement, no matter how trivial, will increased your odd of success and overall survival rate. especially when in unknown territory.

But I figure that since the news is on, I can get a better understanding on what kind of world I stumbled into through that instead of flipping through channels. Besides, if they were worried about wasting electricity, they would not have had the ceiling fan on.

I decided to tune into the news.

>>971906
>One important thing to add, Turn down the volume on the television so that nobody outside can hear you

It is most likely a good idea to turn the volume down so that nobody hears the television and investigates while I am getting dressed. I turn down the volume and pay attention

:ec_ben: “ …Everybody who is everybody is getting ready for one of the biggest events of the century: Rekindling Day! And this century’s Rekindling Day is going to be different with some special things and suprises coming our way! Here is Zena with more on the story… Zena? “

:ec_zena: “Thank you Ben… Yes, this particular Rekindling Day’s festival at our holy kingdom has many talking for several different reasons this century, whether it be planning, rumors, excitement, or even concerns or some controversy, it is no doubt that Rekindling Day is on everyone’s mind. “

:ec_zena: “Rekindling day of course is an event that happens once every century around the time when our two holy structures, which helps our worlds function, start to lose power. During this day, our holy king will summon our almighty god to bless those who gaze upon him with good luck, and receive his guidance for the coming century… but more importantly, it is to announce who will be the prophetic hero who will set out on a journey to rekindle the two structures far away. Last century’s Rekindling Day with our king’s grandfather: King Larue, saw the last day the Rekindling ceremony was held at the old church within his kingdom before it was accidentally burnt to the ground under mysterious circumstances during the middle of this century. This century however, will be held in the newly built church to be unveiled this coming Rekindling Day. “

:ec_zena: “Our current holy king and messenger of our god, King Laurent, has been meditating for the past few years in training and preparation for this special event. He has stated that he wishes to dedicate his summoning of our god to his mother and previous ruler, Queen Lauren, who had passed away a couple decades ago, and is therefore training extra hard for both himself and his mother. “

Whoa, King Laurent has a far better mustache than the one I tried to imagine for myself. But other than that, it looks like these people are preparing for some kind of special event. Should I consider myself lucky that I ended up here in this mysterious world during such an occasion? Well, I can gauge that these people has a monarchy kind of government, and is apparently religious.

I find it interesting how even though these guys are a different species from me, they can speak English and even use the English alphabet. What are the odds. However, I do notice that even though they speak English… it does not look like their mouths match what they are saying upon closer inspection… And their voices definitely don’t sound human either, much like the announcer on the Bigtopolis commercial didn’t sound human.
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>>971856
>Change clothes. Still check yourself over, but add new tattoos, barcodes, patches, tags, symbols, or subdermal lights to the things to look for.

>>971906
>strip and check yourself for injuries, markings, and whatnot, and then put on your hoodie.

>>970640
>Lastly, take stock of yourself. Are you clothed? Regardless of the last answer, strip down and make sure there are no new marks or injuries. Also note any unusual soreness or cramps. Sore muscles could be indicative of a fight.

I leave the television on so I can listen as I change clothes. I get my clothing off the bed and on the floor so that creature doesn’t move on top of them again... or eat them.

After I strip off my clothing and before I put on my clothing, I suppose I need to check myself for any signs of struggle, or any weird markings...

...

after a thorough check... nope, there is nothing from what I can see. Though to be fair, I can't really look behind me without a mirror. But I think given the circumstances, I think it is safe to assume that I am clean and free from any kind of injuries or symbols or tattoos... just the wet hair is unusual, though I think it is for the most part dry enough to not be noticeable.

:ec_zena: “There has of course been growing concerns over the growing invasions of criminals from across the border causing trouble for our worlds with their own devious creations. Many people are concerned that with the increase of criminal activity from these invaders, that they might try to even ruin Rekindling Day and there has even been calls for rescheduling Rekindling day. King Laurent has yet to respond to these concerns, but our princess has stated that Rekindling Day must happen no later than the scheduled day as to not risk the structures deactivating earlier than expected and causing a loss of power to our worlds, and has reassured that our soldiers will be positioned and on duty to prevent possible conflict with these invaders during Rekindling Day“

Oh, it seems while I was busy checking myself over, I missed out on what their princess looked like. Ah well, she is an important figure, so I’m sure I’ll see her again in the future.
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>>971739
>Quickly get your clothes

>>971781
>Get changed.

>>971856
>Change clothes.

Alright, I proceed to get my underwear on, and I go for the hoodie…

:ec_mystery: “Sniffles! Where are you? Oh geez, Mags is going to be too worried about you to listen to me during our morning meeting if you aren’t there with her!“

I hear a voice from outside the door, and while it doesn’t sound human like the voices I heard on the television, the voice sounds very concerned. It seems like that after the person spoke, the creature rose its head from the pillow after the mention of the word Sniffles… is that its name?
Oh geez, I realize I’m not decent. I am so glad that I closed the door… if anyone came in here while I’m underdressed…

…I hear footsteps coming closer towards my door…
:ec_mystery: “oh, I hope you’re not in the guest bedroom bothering the person we rescued, Sniffles. She has gone through far too much and needs all the rest she can get to regain her strength.”

YIKES! That voice is coming from directly from outside my door now! Suddenly, I am frozen in nervousness. My knees are shaking and I started to sweat. I am trembling so much that I am having trouble putting my clothes on Please don’t come in here… please leave me alone
:ec_zena: [color=# a865b1] “There are rumors as to who the chosen hero could be. There is many speculating that it could be Zach Mystic, a famous athlete and even more famous musician. Rumors were started when Zach was spotted often with King Laurent. However, there has been no indication as to why he has been hanging out with the king.”

ACK! The television, the person might be able to hear it… I hope the volume is low enough… pleasegoaway!
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:ec_mystery: "Nah, you can’t be in there… as much as you like that room, the door is closed, and you don’t know how to open doors. I’d be wasting what little time I have if I check in there, and I might wake up the person we saved if I enter… Must be in Mags room, her door is open… She is always forgetting to close the doors."

The footsteps sound farther away now, and Sniffles(?) rests its head back on the pillow… I breathe a sigh of relief and after my nerves are calm, shut off the television, and I proceed to put the rest of my clothes on
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No. 972344 ID: e51896
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TADAH! I am finally dressed and ready to get shit done.

>>971813
>Well, I think that you gathered all that you could from the tv, this is a world similar to your own. The only difference is that everyone is gray and they have small elephants as a pet. But I do have a question since you recognize your clots where was the last time when you wore it?

These clothes were the last ones I remember wearing. It is my favorite outfit.

>>971734
>Also, please ask the owner how they haven't been headcrabbed yet.

I think I need to get to the bottom of this and try to talk with the residents here, maybe ask about their weird pet too.

One thing that hasn’t left my mind: whoever was out there said they rescued me? Who or what did they rescue me from? I’m drawing a blank as to what exactly happened to me.

The footsteps are drawing closer again.

:ec_mystery: "Okay, so you weren’t in Mag’s room. Did you sneak upstairs while I was busy checking her room? Geez, where are you, you silly tapir? I hope you’re not eating something you shouldn’t… again..."

It sounds like the person is outside my door now.

How should I proceed?
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No. 972350 ID: 2bd15b

So let me get this straight, you don't know how you ended up here, the person on the other side of the door claimed that they saved you and to top it all off there is a huge event that is happening during your stay in this unfamiliar world. I have a feeling that all of this is somehow connected with you being here, maybe the cosmos choose you or maybe you are secretly the destroyer of this world, who can say. Just stay sharp, cool, and collective, by the looks of how things are unfolding we are probably destined to go on a magical journey and should pay the role of a stranger in a strange world. As for the person that is looking for their pets might as well help them out, I see no reason not to trust them for now at least. (One last thing to mention, you have a nice pair of tits but I wouldn't recommend showing them off, we don't know the customs of this world.)
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No. 972360 ID: 44b1b5

Open the door a little.

"Um, if Sniffles is the blue tapir thing in here, I think I found her. Sorry, I closed the door so nobody walked in on me while I was changing."
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No. 972375 ID: 5f4030

Just peek the door open a bit. I suspect the person on the other side of the door is the one from the picture. And did he say that he rescued you? This is probably the guy we want to talk with.
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No. 972410 ID: b1b4f3

>>972344
Go say hello.
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No. 972447 ID: 83bd82

The hints are all pointing to whoever this is and their buds fishing you out of the water. That fits with where you are being in the middle of water, you hair being damp and your clothes being freshly dried. They stripped your wet clothes off so you wouldn't get hypothermia from the cold water and dressed you in the PJ set before putting you in bed. It's unnerving that at least one of them saw you naked, but such a situation could have turned out way worse.

May as well introduce yourself now. Give the door a small knock and open it a little to tell him that Sniffles is in here; Hopefully whatever is translating their speech works both ways. Tell him that Sniffles came in here and flopped on the bed to have a nap, right on your warm clothes you laid out. Also tell him that Sniffles also ate the potted cactus in here when you tried to entice them off your clothes with it. Sorry.
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>>972350
>So let me get this straight, you don't know how you ended up here, the person on the other side of the door claimed that they saved you and to top it all off there is a huge event that is happening during your stay in this unfamiliar world. I have a feeling that all of this is somehow connected with you being here, maybe the cosmos choose you or maybe you are secretly the destroyer of this world, who can say.

I'm starting to wonder what my purpose and place is in this weird world I got transported to is, such as the possibility of me being some kind of "chosen one" or "destroyer" of some sort considering what I've learned so far. It all feels confusing and very overwhelming to think about to why I'm even here...

though to be fair, I wasn’t exactly sure what my role and place was in the universe back at home either. I've had lots of trouble getting accepted into any colleges I've tried to apply for, so it's been difficult for me to even start finding my purpose or start having a dream in life to achieve in the first place.

>Just stay sharp, cool, and collective, by the looks of how things are unfolding we are probably destined to go on a magical journey and should pay the role of a stranger in a strange world.

I think for now, I will just go with the flow of things, and just be myself and observe how things go until I find my purpose here. Eventually and hopefully, I can find the figurative beacon that will help guide me back home.

>One last thing to mention, you have a nice pair of tits but I wouldn't recommend showing them off, we don't know the customs of this world

Honestly, I'd rather not expose myself to others if I can help it, especially not strangers. Call me old fashioned, but I'm a good young woman. The only person I would rather show my naked body off to and even save myself for sexual relationships with would have to be someone special... Somebody like a soulmate that I would love with all my heart and they would love me with all their heart. Someone I would want to spend the rest of my life with.

Just thinking about the possibility that the person on the other side of the door entering this room while I was changing is still making my heart pound a little. Although... I have to admit… even though I felt very nervous and my heart was racing from that possibility of being caught naked... I can't help but admit that I felt a slight bit of... thrilling excitement with the possibility of being seen all exposed like that... WAIT, what are you thinking, Lilly? Stop that! Get those thoughts outta your mind this instant! Errr... that’s it, I'm changing the subject immediately before I corrupt myself further!

>>972447
>The hints are all pointing to whoever this is and their buds fishing you out of the water. That fits with where you are being in the middle of water, your hair being damp and your clothes being freshly dried. They stripped your wet clothes off so you wouldn't get hypothermia from the cold water and dressed you in the PJ set before putting you in bed. It's unnerving that at least one of them saw you naked, but such a situation could have turned out way worse.

After investigating my condition, the environment around me, and the circumstances so far, the dots are connecting and helping me give another very likely possibility of what the full picture is. I realize that this is looking less like a kidnapping as I originally thought, and more likely looking like I was rescued from the ocean that I saw out the window. The thought that I was seen nude after being changed makes me feel weird, kind of the same weird feeling as I felt over that close call of having that person almost walk into this room while I was changing… but If the alternative is dying of hypothermia, then so be it I suppose.

I’m still left with many questions such as where exactly I am if this isn’t planet Earth, and how I got here and most likely in the ocean no less. But I think after realizing I was rescued from the sea and not kidnapped, I can feel my confidence in talking to the residence of this place has grown stronger … Yes… I think I'm about ready to speak with the person on the other side of the door more confidently now.

>>972350
>As for the person that is looking for their pets might as well help them out, I see no reason not to trust them for now at least.

>>972375
>Just peek the door open a bit. I suspect the person on the other side of the door is the one from the picture. And did he say that he rescued you? This is probably the guy we want to talk with.

>>972410
>Go say hello.

>>972447
>May as well introduce yourself now. Give the door a small knock and open it a little

I'm not exactly sure who I will be dealing with, but first impressions are important. And I think the best way to start a friendship of some sort with these people is to help this concerned person find their pet.

I first give a light knock on the door, and I’m pretty sure I heard a gasp from the other side as an immediate response. I next slowly and carefully open the door and attempt to begin a conversation with whoever is on the other side.
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>>972447
>tell him that Sniffles is in here; Hopefully whatever is translating their speech works both ways. Tell him that Sniffles came in here and flopped on the bed to have a nap, right on your warm clothes you laid out. Also tell him that Sniffles also ate the potted cactus in here when you tried to entice them off your clothes with it. Sorry.

>>972360
>"Um, if Sniffles is the blue tapir thing in here, I think I found her. Sorry, I closed the door so nobody walked in on me while I was changing."

:ec_lilly: "Um, if Sniffles is the blue tapir thing in here, I think I found her. Sorry, I closed the door so nobody walked in on me while I was changing... Sniffles just kind of came in here earlier and flopped on the bed to have a nap on top of my warm clothing I laid out and ummm... Sniffles also ate the potted cactus when I tried to entice it off my clothing with it... Sorry..."
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The person on the other side looks like the creature on the picture I found earlier, except he is wearing a different set of clothing. The most notable feature is that huge hat he is wearing, which has the same logo as the nightcap I was wearing… some kind of spirograph with what looks like two arrows pointing upwards near the middle. He looks a bit startled to see me up, holding his hand on his chest as if trying to steady his beating heart from the surprise of me talking to him. I don’t think he expected to see me up and about. But after I finished saying what I needed to say, he starts to calm down.

:ec_arthurius: "Oh, Uh, umm… thanks a lot.

He gives a sigh of relief

:ec_arthurius: “But uh… nevermind Sniffles, more importantly, are you okay? You were caught in a frightening situation a few hours ago, but Mags found you and we saved and brought you here until you recovered…”

:ec_lilly: “Well… I don’t feel hurt or sick. I think I am fine. If anything, I feel more lost and very confused than sick or hurt”

:ec_arthurius: “Of course. I’m sure you have a lot of questions to ask… and, well… since I found Sniffles earlier than I thought I would, I have plenty of time to answer your questions before I have to start my meeting upstairs. Take your time, it is important that you are comfortable after what you’ve been through.”

:ec_lilly: “Thanks… let me start by asking, was I rescued from the sea?”

:ec_arthurius: “You’re pretty sharp. How did you know?”

:ec_lilly: “Well, I noticed my hair was wet when I woke up, my clothing felt warm and dry, I see nothing but the sea outside with giant flowers sprouting from below the sea, and I heard you outside saying I was rescued”

:ec_arthurius: “Yes. A few hours ago, while we were piloting through the sea, Magnolia found you drifting unconscious in the ocean. We’ve never seen or heard of a guest visiting our universe getting caught stuck drifting within the sea. So we immediately picked you up, got you changed into some dry clothing and let you rest in our guest bedroom, and cleaned and dried the original clothing.”

:ec_lilly: “Oh, so you all changed my clothing…”

He notices me look a bit nervous and immediately responds

:ec_arthurius: "Oh! Don’t worry. I had Magnolia change your clothes since she is the same gender as you. I wasn’t involved with that. The only things I was involved in was just picking you up from the ocean, bringing you to our infirmary, and taking you to our guest bedroom. hmm… though I can’t understand how you are not awake"

Well, I got confirmation that I was drifting at sea as I had deduced. It is a wonder as to how I didn’t just sink and drown though especially if I was unconscious throughout all this… nonetheless, I feel a huge sense of relief that this wasn’t a kidnapping. One thing I notice is just like the people on the television, his lips don't seem to move the same way as he talks, like he is being dubbed from a foreign film. But nonetheless, I can understand him, and he seems to understand me.

However, There are still a lot of things that is confusing me, but this person from what I can tell is pretty friendly and is letting me ask any question I want. I have quite a lot of questions but what exactly should I ask?
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No. 972756 ID: 5f4030

>>972742
If you were rescued from the sea does this mean we are on a boat? Or did we land in a port somewhere? Also get his name and what he meant by other universe. I mean he’s clearly not human so that would explain a lot about the other universe part, but what would need to know is how we actually go here.
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No. 972765 ID: b1b4f3

>>972742
Point out the lip movement thing. Does he notice the same phenomenon when you talk?
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No. 972779 ID: 2bd15b

Hmm, so exhibitionistic kink might be your secret desire or something that you don't want to admit to yourself that you secretly want to feel, and I will not remind you any further about it if it is an emerging topic for you to think about. Hey, I am not judging whatever makes you feel happy, but also there is a time and place for everything and this clearly isn't one of those scenarios. For now, we need to find a way home or explore this world, whichever of those two goals is more apeling for you to pursue, simply go for it. But for me, there is one thing that is kinda bothering me and I want to point it out. You ending up in this world is an earthshattering realization, this is something caught you off guard because you didn't know about the existence of this world. But the person with the blue hat acts like this is just another Tuesday for him, it feels like he is going there the motion like been here done this many times before. So simply ask him if you were the first human who visited this world, or are there more people who also ended up here? The way how calm he acts is a bit of a worrying notion for me to think about.
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No. 972813 ID: d63ea8

They seem to at least mean well.
What's their name?
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No. 972837 ID: ce39da

"Wait, could you clarify that last statement? Is not being awake really weird here? ... Wait, am I still not 'awake?' I already tested for if I was dreaming, but maybe I wasn't as thorough as I thought..."
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No. 972898 ID: f6e615

I noticed there is a notebook paper covering that plaque next to this room. I assume this wasn't always a guest bedroom?
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No. 972936 ID: d186fc

>>972837
We could be in a coma or something.
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>>972756
>If you were rescued from the sea does this mean we are on a boat? Or did we land in a port somewhere? Also get his name and what he meant by other universe. I mean he’s clearly not human so that would explain a lot about the other universe part, but what would need to know is how we actually go here.

>>972779
>You ending up in this world is an earthshattering realization, this is something caught you off guard because you didn't know about the existence of this world. But the person with the blue hat acts like this is just another Tuesday for him, it feels like he is going there the motion like been here done this many times before. So simply ask him if you were the first human who visited this world, or are there more people who also ended up here? The way how calm he acts is a bit of a worrying notion for me to think about.

>>972813
>They seem to at least mean well.
What's their name?

>>972837
>"Wait, could you clarify that last statement? Is not being awake really weird here? ... Wait, am I still not 'awake?' I already tested for if I was dreaming, but maybe I wasn't as thorough as I thought..."

:ec_lilly: "So... who are you exactly, and where am I? You said something about me being rescued from the sea, so am I on a boat, or did we land on a port? And am I the first human who entered this world? the way you sound so calm implies that I'm not the first outsider who entered this world... but then you also said something about me not being awake is really weird... does that mean I'm still sleeping? I tried lucid dreaming earlier to see if I was dreaming but it didn't work... granted, I really suck at lucid dreaming... but still, maybe I wasn't as thorough as I thought?"

:ec_arthurius: "ummmm... wow, one question at a time please, heh heh. I'm kidding, I understand that you are nervous and want answers quickly. So Here, let me give you my business card. I think it will answer a lot of those questions you just asked me all at once."

Whoops, I can get ahead of myself and ask a lot of questions a bit too quickly whenever I'm nervous like I am now, but at least this guy is patient enough with me. He hands me his business card.

the card has the same symbol that is on his ridiculously large hat, and which was also on the nightcap I was wearing. Apparently, it seems to be a logo for their business called "Midnight Captors". on further inspection, I learn that this fellow's name is "Arthurius Radiant" with his profession being a "Nightmare Bounty Hunter (Leader)". It also lists his company's phone number, what looks to be their universe's website I think, and even his email address.

:ec_arthurius: "As you can see, my name is Arthurius Radiant, and you are on the ship of the 'Midnight Captors'. I am part of a species known as 'Dreamenciers'. Us Dreamciers, with the blood of our god Morpheus in our veins, have the ability to create dream worlds, dream objects, and even artificial dream lifeforms in this universe."

:ec_arthurius: "A Dreamcier's sole purpose in life which was commanded to us by our god, Morpheus, is to make sure that any dreamers of all different species and universes that visit any of our dream worlds have the most pleasant dream we can give them during their stay as they sleep until they awaken back into their stressful realities. And I'm sure from that, you can gather that you are indeed in a dream."

I knew it! Despite not being a good lucid dreamer, and this dream being very vivid, I knew I was dreaming with how weird everything is. If I'm dreaming, that means that I am safe and any danger that comes my way and will only result in me waking up back in my warm bed. With that knowledge, I give a huge sigh of relief.

:ec_arthurius: "I am the leader of 'Midnight Captors', a team of nightmare bounty hunters that captures criminal 'Nightmareciers' that crosses the border from the demon Phobetor's side of the universe to Morpheus' side of the universe with their purpose to invade the dream worlds us Dreamciers created for dreamers like you, and attempt to corrupt them with their own nightmarish creations without permission from the Dreamciers who created the invaded dream world.
“It is our job to prevent these Nightmareciers who invade our dream worlds from giving dreamers a frightening nightmare. Sometimes it isn’t just limited to Nightmareciers we hunt. Sometimes another Dreamcier could invade another Dreamcier’s dream and try to change it to their vision without the creator’s permission”


:ec_lilly: "So then why is it so weird that I am not awake?"

:ec_arthurius: "Well, while you are indeed asleep, dreaming, and in the dream universe, you're technically not in a dream yet. You are actually in the realm between the dream worlds, and reality. To simplify it, you are in the outer space of our dream universe, and you're not supposed to be dreaming until after you enter a dream world."

:ec_lilly: "Outer space? but then why are we out in sea? Outer space is supposed to be a big dark empty void with planets shaped like giant orbs, and a bunch of stars, not an ocean with flowers sprouting"

:ec_arthurius: "Our outer space is different. Our universe is an ocean that is endless, and bottomless, with a sky with no limit. Our planets are not shaped like orbs, but are actually giant flowers that act as portals which transport you to a dream world. And in the middle of our universe is a large crossable border which is between the god Morpheus' side of the universe full of dreams, and Phobetor's side of the universe full of nightmares."

:ec_arthurius: "Anyway, what makes it weird that you are not awake from your sleep is that normally when a dreamer is asleep, their consciousness is borrowed by a sandman or sandwoman from the dreamer's reality and taken to the outer space of the dreaming universe until after a Sandman or Sandwoman transports you to the dream you were supposed to be taken to. If you start dreaming in the outer space of the dream universe before you enter the dream, you are immediately awakened back into reality."

:ec_lilly: "Why?"

:ec_arthurius: "I think it is for your safety and the safety of the sandmen and women that tries to transports you smoothly to your dream, and to not ruin the experience of the dream you were about to enter, and to keep our outer space a secret from the dreamers I guess... But then again, this is my first time ever seeing or hearing about someone prematurely dreaming, so maybe you are just very tired and in a very deep sleep to start dreaming early when you did."

>>972936
>We could be in a coma or something.

:ec_lilly: "Wait a minute... what if it is because I'm... IN A COMA!?! AHHHHHHHH!"

:ec_arthurius: "Whoa whoa whoa whoa, no need to jump to conclusions. Like I said, this is the first time I've heard of a dreamer prematurely dreaming before entering a dream world, so it may have happened before to a dreamer and I've never heard about it. Plus, the Sandmen and Sandwomen finished transporting other dreamers to their assigned dreams a few hours ago through their Sand-Eye Airlines. This was a little after Magnolia found you, so it is safe to assume you just fell asleep very recently. It is too early to conclude you are in a coma."

He's right. It is too early to start panicking. But that possibility is still making me nervous. I hope I'm not in a coma.

:ec_arthurius: "What is weirder is that I've also never seen or heard of a sandman or sandwoman dropping a dreamer into the ocean, let alone a dreamer just drifting in the ocean. If a sandman or sandwoman had dropped a dreamer, they would have immediately picked them back up if the dreamer didn't awaken. Mags and I are going to have to go to Sand-Eye Airlines and speak with the owners regarding this incident after we finish our job"

:ec_lilly: "So... ummm... if I'm dreaming, then that means you guys didn't have to switch clothing as I wouldn't die of hypothermia or any sickness."

:ec_arthurius: "Well, let me put it this way, it was a precaution for just in case you weren't a dreamer for some reason. That, and well... ummm... *ahem* lets just say that water, and feeling wet in dreams do not mix well for someone who is sleeping in reality, if you know what I mean, so it was important for you to be as dry as possible before you started dreaming in the dream world"

Oh... OH! EWWWW!!! ok point taken! I am changing the subject quickly!
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>>972898
>I noticed there is a notebook paper covering that plaque next to this room. I assume this wasn't always a guest bedroom?

:ec_lilly: "I noticed there is a notebook paper covering that plaque next to this room. I assume this wasn't always a guest bedroom?"

Arthurius looks down at his feet.

:ec_arthurius: "...yeah. It used to belong to my best friend Walter. We were buddies back when we were training to be nightmare bounty hunters and both had a dream to become legendary by becoming S ranked bounty hunters. However, we haven't really been doing too well as we haven't really been able to improve our rank and been having trouble keeping up with our quotas for our budget. A lot of arguments broke out as a result and after a particularly bad mission we failed in, and one final argument, he got fed up, tore up the picture you probably saw in the room and just quit the team. I am hoping he will return which is why I haven't changed the name plaque yet and just used notebook paper, and still kept what is left of the picture... but seeing as Mags already finished repainting the room from blue to grey, and seeing you use the guest room, I should probably just him go and learn to move on. Sniffles misses him too. Walter was always one of Sniffle's favorite people and still tends to enter his room for his scent or to try to find him."

I think I brought up a touchy subject. I decide to change the subject again.
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>>972765

>Point out the lip movement thing. Does he notice the same phenomenon when you talk?

:ec_lilly: "So, ummm... what is with your lip movements while you speak. It doesn't look like what your are saying matches with what your lips or saying"?

:ec_arthurius: "OH! that is because of my antennas."

He grabs one of his antennas which I thought was one of his ears as he explains.

:ec_arthurius: "These are used to translate and broadcast what I am saying to a language any dreamer from any species can understand as well as helps me understand what you are saying! We even write in a special illusionary language that is multilingual and universal to all dreamers so while it may look like it is written in your language, to another person in another universe, it would be written in their language"

:ec_lilly: "I thought those were ears"

:ec_arthurius: "only the top set are antennas, used to help me understand what dreamers are saying so that we can better help give a dreamer the best experience we can give them. The bottom set are my ears."

Well, he certainly is an interesting species.

:ec_arthurius: "Well, I think it is very close to my meeting, I really should wake Sniffles up and get ready... hmmm... hey, if you want, do you want to come upstairs with me? I can give you a tour of the ship while you can ask me more questions as we walk upstairs, and you can even meet Magnolia, who is the woman who saved you. That is, if you want. Otherwise, you can just wait here until we drop you off at a dream world."

Should I take him up on that offer?
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No. 973016 ID: eef726

Sure, lets go up and meet the person who rescued us.
As for a question, what do those nightmareciers he mentioned look like? (I bet it is those bug things we saw in the commercial)
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No. 973018 ID: d63ea8

Also, what is Rekindling Day?
They seem to be making a big deal about it on the news.
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No. 973019 ID: 2bd15b

Alright, my concerns about other people being here are satisfied. From the look of things, we are just a visitor to this world, but it still feels a little bit concerned about our arrival because it doesn't seem like a natural process like for the rest of the visitors to this world. I think that our main consumption should be to find out why were we in the water in the firsts place. Secondly nightmare bounty hunters? What?! From our world, nightmares are just the byproduct of our thoughts in our sub-conscience while we sleep, they are created from fear that we have, concerns that we didn't resolve, or any other factors. But in this world nightmares are more of an invading force that they have bounty hunters to combat them. So does that mean that you are not allowed to be sad or scared here, is that how the nightmare invade this world and is that why this whole wold functions like a giant carnival? Why speculate when we can simply ask, what is allowed to do here and what is against the law of this land? And most importantly if we die here do we die in real life?
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No. 973121 ID: 61e70f

Huh. Their antennas are like the ultimate babelfish. Neat!

Yeah let’s go meet the guy who saved us.
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No. 973197 ID: 094652

"So, what's the purpose of making various sentient beings throughout the universe have... good dreams? What is Morpheus' exact definition of a good dream? Are there laws against influencing people through their dreams, even if it's meant for a constructive purpose? What's the difficulty level for the dreams of the mentally-ill? Do you record all our data? Is 'Morpheus' the multiverse-approximate pronunciation or did that just come from my head? Has anyone tried to analyze your god or his motives? Is your sister single-"
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No. 973206 ID: 2bd15b

>>973197

Is your sister single ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
You sly dog I see what you did there. It appears that some people intend to make this a wet dream, but you are aiming really low my friend. Why stop at one, let's keep going further until we place Lilly in the middle of a fluffy sandwich!
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No. 973209 ID: ce39da

"Ah, sorry for bringing up bad memories, though you didn't have to spill your whole life-story if you didn't want to; I'd have understood if you said you weren't comfortable talking about it."

Okay, I'm going to assume that Walter ripping himself out of a photo and leaving the rest behind is some symbolic gesture that makes more sense in this dreamland.

Let's take the tour.

>>973197
Ooh, these are good - maybe also throw in: "Is it known why the Nightmareciers are invading? Has a Nightmarecier ever accidentally given a masochist or someone from a universe with wholly different definitions of 'nightmare' a good dream?"
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>>973016
>Sure, lets go up and meet the person who rescued us.

>>973121
>Yeah let’s go meet the guy who saved us.

>>973209
>"Ah, sorry for bringing up bad memories, though you didn't have to spill your whole life-story if you didn't want to; I'd have understood if you said you weren't comfortable talking about it."

>Okay, I'm going to assume that Walter ripping himself out of a photo and leaving the rest behind is some symbolic gesture that makes more sense in this dreamland.

>Let's take the tour.


:ec_lilly: “Well…. Sure, why not? I’ll take you up on that tour and meet my rescuer to pass the time… and uhh… sorry to bring up bad memories about your friend, though you didn't have to spill your whole life-story if you didn't want to; I'd have understood if you said you weren't comfortable talking about it.”
:ec_arthurius: “No, no. Don’t go worrying about apologizing about that. It’s more my fault since I was just venting. But really, a leader like me shouldn’t be doing that. Anyway, I’ll head inside and get Sniffles. Go ahead and wait for me out in the halls.”

I go out into the hallway while Arthurius goes inside the room I was in. I take a look around my surroundings

I can see two sets of doors on the right wall labeled “Henry” and “Guest”. There is a large desert cactus next to Henry’s room… Maybe it is the late Chuck the Cactus’ mother. I’m not sure how to explain to her that her only son just got unceremoniously ate by a strange annoying tapir and how I played a small part in unintentionally getting it eaten, so I’ll just stay silent about it.
The left wall has two more doors, one labeled “Magnolia” and one labeled “Guest”. Magnolia’s door is still open, despite Arthurius hypocritically mentioning about how she forgets to close doors earlier… oh look! A framed picture of Sniffles is also next to Magnolia’s door!
At the end of the hall, there is another door with a plaque I can’t really read from this far away, and there seems to be another hall leading left and right from that door. There is also a manhole in front of the door.

In front of me is Arthurius’ room.

To my right is a staircase, and what looks to be a circuit breaker box.

:ec_arthurius: “Wakey, wakey, Sniffles. Mags is looking for you!”
:ec_sniff: “Squeeeeek!”
:ec_arthurius: “Hey now, it’s not my fault you ruined your appetite by eating something you shouldn’t have. Don’t make me carr-OW! Okay, I guess you still have an appetite. Bad tapir! Don’t be biting my hand. Let’s go, there are plenty of things you can eat when we start our mission.”

Arthurius is a pretty nice guy, but he tends to ramble a bit too much and talks to himself at times...

I start thinking about questions I should ask him.

>>973018
> what is Rekindling Day? They seem to be making a big deal about it on the news.

Hmm… should I ask about Rekindling Day? I feel like the answer I get from Arthurius will most likely be most of the same information I got from the news. I’ll probably save that question and ask for more details later when I have more time.

>>973019
> I think that our main consumption should be to find out why were we in the water in the first place.
Figuring out how I ended up in the ocean seems like a decent enough goal to pursue, though I do not think asking Arthurius for further details as to how I ended up there won’t give more answers, he seems just as confused as I am.

My thought process is interrupted by Arthurius coming out of the door with little Sniffles. Sniffles is already running up the stairs upon exiting.

:ec_arthurius: “Ready?”
:ec_lilly: “Lead the way!”
:ec_arthurius: “Can’t, Sniffles is already in front of us.”
:ec_lilly: “Oh, shut it with the dad jokes, dude.”
:ec_arthurius: “I wasn’t joking?”
:ec_lilly: “Um… never mind, sorry. Let me ask some questions before we head up”
:ec_arthurius: “Ok.”
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>>973016
>>973019
>>973197
>>973209

:ec_lilly: “So, what's the purpose of making various sentient beings throughout the universe have... good dreams?”
:ec_arthurius: “Morpheus is an empathetic god who understands from firsthand experience the stress people face in the waking world. He wishes to give dreamers sweet dreams to give them a break, and help them recharge to face another day.”
:ec_lilly: “What is Morpheus' exact definition of a good dream?”
:ec_arthurius: : “In short, it’s one where someone feels euphoric or peaceful during sleep, or gain inspiration when they awaken. As long as it doesn’t leave someone stressed or frightened.”
:ec_lilly: “Are there laws against influencing people through their dreams, even if it's meant for a constructive purpose?”
:ec_arthurius: “The dreams we create we try to keep open-ended. It’s up to the dreamer to determine how a dream will influence them and what they’ll learn from it.”

We proceed to head up the stairs.

:ec_arthurius: “However, it’s the sandman species job to read a dreamer and determine from their experience which dream or nightmare world they’ll take them into to help tell dreamers something about themselves. I guess that’s as close as influencing people dreams can get.”

We stop again after climbing the first set of stairs.

:ec_lilly: “What's the difficulty level for the dreams of the mentally-ill?”
:ec_arthurius: “I am not sure I understand what you mean by difficulty level. Sorry. But yeah, mentally ill people do have dreams and nightmares just the same.”
:ec_lilly: “Do you record all our data?”
:ec_arthurius: “I can’t think why we would do that. I don’t think there is anything to gain or any purpose as to why we would record a dreamer’s data, especially since there are too many dreamers that come here to keep track of. At most we study how our dreams effect a dreamer to help make our worlds more pleasant for them but that’s it.”
:ec_lilly: “Is 'Morpheus' the multiverse-approximate pronunciation or did that just come from my head?”
:ec_arthurius: “It came from your head. Other dreamers from other universes has their own pronunciation of the name of our god of dreams based off of mythologies they may have learned”
:ec_lilly: “Has anyone tried to analyze your god or his motives?
:ec_arthurius: “I can recommend you some books on that, though I do not think you’ll be able to finish reading them before you wake up.”

We continue towards the second flight of stairs.

:ec_lilly: “what is allowed to do here and what is against the law of this land?”
:ec_arthurius: “I’d say pretty much just follow the laws you had in your own world and you’ll be fine if you’re worried about laws.”
:ec_lilly: ”if we die here do we die in real life?”
:ec_arthurius: ”I don’t think so. You just wake up if you die in a dream, unless you have a nightmare so scary it gives you a heart attack or something, but I’ve never heard of that happening.”
:ec_lilly: “Is your sister single?”
:ec_arthurius: ”Yes… wait, what?!?”
We stop in the middle of the flight of stairs after Arthurius heard my question.
:ec_lilly: “Hee hee hee, got you during the lightning round of questioning!”
I mainly asked that question to see his reaction. He did not disappoint. We continue up the stairs.
:ec_arthurius: “Honestly, I’ve never seen Magnolia attracted to anyone… then again, I don’t think I would know for sure if she was attracted to someone or not in the first place. It is pretty difficult to get a read on her and figure out her emotions.
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We’ve reached the top of the stairs and stop at a new hallway. To my left are two doors labeled “bathroom” and “Lab”. To my right are two doors labeled “Utility” and “Infirmary”. Past those doors is a hallway leading left and right, and past that hallways leads to a door at the end along with what looks like two rooms. Sniffles is over there looking towards the room on the right.
:ec_lilly: “Is it known why the Nightmareciers are invading?”
:ec_arthurius: “We’re not entirely sure, but one theory is that ever since Dreamciers and Nightmareciers signed a peace treaty ages ago to end a war for territory, peace allowed both species to create tons of dreamworlds and nightmareworlds on our respective territories to the point where the it became overrun with unoriginal worlds, overcrowding the territory with flowers. Creating new original worlds without unintentionally copying another word got too difficult thus giving both species no place to create new worlds. Finding a position to help create things for another dreamworld or nightmareworld’s creator got to be pretty difficult too as there were too many applicants. Because of this, some rogue Nightmarciers had decided to invade our dream worlds and try to add their own unauthorized nightmare creations to show dreamers."
"That, and there are just some Nightmareciers that see themselves as vigilante heroes that want to rule over a dreamworld and turn it into a nightmareworld."

:ec_lilly: “Has a Nightmarecier ever accidentally given a masochist or someone from a universe with wholly different definitions of 'nightmare' a good dream?"
:ec_arthurius: “Yes. Like I said, dreams and nightmares are subjective, so someone’s nightmare can be someone else’s sweet dream. No one is perfect at creating a dream or nightmare to work as intended for everyone. We can only try our best to make sure our dreams are good for as many dreamers as possible.”

We start moving forwards

:ec_lilly: “What do those Nightmareciers you mentioned look like?”
:ec_arthurius: “They look like us Dreamcians, except with hollow eyes with floating pupils inside, they’re darker in color, and instead of their antennae and ears being pointed and thick, they’re thin and have a rounded end at the tip
:ec_lilly: Ah, just like that Bigtopolis commercial I saw
:ec_arthurius: I’ve been to that dreamworld before during one of my vacations. Some of the nightmareciers were even hired to create the roller coasters there for that dream.
:ec_lilly: Nighmareciers can work in a dream world?
:ec_arthurius: Yep, as long as the dream still stays relatively good for our dreamers”
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After we reach the end, we take a right into what looks to be a kitchen and dining room. On the dining room table sits a very relaxed looking dreamcier resting her head and arms on the table. She is wearing a green coat with the team logo on the back and wearing blue gloves which kind of looks like something scientists would wear.
:ec_arthurius: Hi Mags, I found Sniffles, so we can begin the meeting soon
:ec_magnolia: “…Okay… Welcome back, Sniffles.”
:ec_sniff: ”Squeak squeak!”
:ec_arthurius: “Did Henry come back from his secret mission yet?”
“…Nuh-uh…”
:ec_arthurius: “Shoot. Well, I guess that means we’ll have to choose an easier mission when we look at the list of bounties then. The money he gets from his mission better be worth it.”
:ec_magnolia: “…Mmm-hmm…”

Magnolia seems to be a woman with a few words, but looks and sounds very relaxed too.

:ec_arthurius: Oh, I should introduce you to the person we rescued!
:ec_magnolia: “...hmm, you’re awake… Uhh... My naaaaaame is Magnolia, but my friends call me Mags...”
:ec_lilly: Hi Mags. My name is Lilly, but my friends call me Lil’. Thanks for saving me.
:ec_magnolia: “...Hi Lilly…Umm… I’m glad that you’rrrrrrre still asleep so you can experience a dream after all...”
:ec_lilly: ”Me too!”
:ec_magnolia:”…”
:ec_lilly: ”…”
:ec_magnolia: ”…”
:ec_lilly: ”…”
:ec_magnolia: ”…”

I can see what Arthurius meant when he said she is a hard person to read. She seems to be an opposite of Arthurius. While he talks a lot, she seems to talk very little, and draws out some of her words like as if she is trying to think about what to say next as she draws out a word.

What should I say to her?
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No. 973525 ID: 2bd15b

Hmm, a nightmare that can give you a heart attack, that can probably happen. But what certainly happens in our world is people dying in their sleep, what happens to the person who experiences that, where do they go do they stay here or what. This is just my stupid observation noting important to ask. As for Mags, she seems tired even if her job involves working with dreams, that is strange. Ask about her vibe.
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No. 973534 ID: ce39da

"So... Will I just be dropped off at whatever dream you guys take a job at, or...?"

Meanwhile: "By the way, Arthurius, why you did technically answer my question about the Nightmareciers, I guess my real question was; 'why nightmares?'"
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No. 973535 ID: 5f4030

Well you could always start with the basics first, "Hi, my name is Lilly."
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No. 973591 ID: 0bc2ca

Try talking to her about something she might be interested in. Arthurius said she would be worried about Sniffles if it wasnt in their meeting, so talk to Magnolia about Sniffles.
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No. 973594 ID: 5f4030

>>973535
Oh you already said hello. Ask her what she does for the crew.
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No. 973658 ID: d63ea8

What does Mags exactly mean by 'experiencing a dream?'
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