Oracle 2-Screed.   Posted by GM Heath.Group: archive 4
GM Heath
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Tue 3 Jul 2007
at 21:39
Oracle 2-Screed
You take the pill and Zen leads you to the double doors at the far end of the room.  You begin to sway a bit as the doors swing open, and then you are stepping through and into darkness.  The doors close behind you, and the way lights up.

You see an endless corridor stretched out before you.  The walls and ceiling are spaced about ten feet apart.  Your companions are all here:  in all, you see Jade, Dracos, Shadow, Cystron, and Screed.

A voice from some unseen Intercom says, “Sometimes not all is as it seems, and any path, no matter how straight, comes full circle in the illusion of directness.”
Screed
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Wed 4 Jul 2007
at 05:53
Re: Oracle 2-Screed
Screed waves at the others, "Hello guys, shall we?"  He pretty much ignores the intercom and begins walking taking out his rifle along the way.
GM Heath
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Tue 10 Jul 2007
at 21:49
Re: Oracle 2-Screed
Cistron appears to be waiting for something.

Jade appears to be looking at the wall as though inspecting it.

Screed waves at the others, "Hello guys, shall we?"  He begins walking, taking out his rifle along the way.
Screed
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Wed 11 Jul 2007
at 16:23
Re: Oracle 2-Screed
Screed continues to ignore the others on the team while he watches where he's going.  He ignores doors and walks the halls.
GM Heath
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Wed 11 Jul 2007
at 20:28
Re: Oracle 2-Screed
Screed continues to ignore the others on the team while he watches where he's going.

There are no doors or any apparent end to the hallway, so Screed just continues to walk.

Hefting his duffel bag onto his shoulder, Shadow rubs his head, "Umm, yeah. I just feel a little funny.  Black pill must be a ruffie or something."

Following Screed, he pulls the rifle out of his bag and checks the belt feed going into it.  "Let's rumble boss."

Shadow follows behind Screed.

Jade says, "Is there a reason you're walking in circles, Screed?"
Screed
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Wed 11 Jul 2007
at 23:45
Re: Oracle 2-Screed
Screed sighs, "Okay, okay, I like walking in circles because one leg is shorter than another in here.  Can't you tell?"  He then tries to walk in circles.
GM Heath
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Thu 12 Jul 2007
at 00:07
Re: Oracle 2-Screed
"Circles?"  Shadow looks around him and realizes all the movement he thought he had done resulted in nothing.  Looking at Screed, "So the direct approach doesn't work, now what?"

Screed sighs, "Okay, okay, I like walking in circles because one leg is shorter than another in here.  Can't you tell?"  He then tries to walk in circles.

Jade pulls out her M-16 and shoots the wall.

Wall?  What wall?  As soon as she begins firing, Screed and Shadow see that they are not in a long hallway at all, but in a large square room with computers all around, computers that have now been destroyed by Jade.

You discover that Screed and Shadow had been under some sort of hallucination or hypnotism caused by flashing lights of the computers, which caused them to see an endless corridor when they were really walking in circles.  Only when the computers were destroyed did Screed and Shadow see the computers for what they really were and for the illusion they were generating.

There is a door at the far end of the room.  The door you entered has somehow disappeared.

OOC: For this one, you were duped by the illusion or not depending on a die roll modified by whichever pill you took. Also, no need to use colors when you type since they don't copy and paste when I put them in the threads for the others to see.
Screed
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Thu 12 Jul 2007
at 21:45
Re: Oracle 2-Screed
Screed says, "Well, that was special," as he heads over to check out the remains of the computer for anything useful.
GM Heath
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Tue 17 Jul 2007
at 17:20
Re: Oracle 2-Screed
Screed says, "Well, that was special," as he heads over to check out the remains of the computer for anything useful.

He finds nothing useful.  Jade destroyed the computer.  All he can see is the remains of flashing words on the screen which say:  “ENDLESS CORRIDOR.”

Jade says, "I'm keeping this handy," as she pats her M-16 and goes through the next door.  "I've taken the easy pill, so you can probably trust my instincts the most...maybe."  She laughs.  "Of course, my instincts are usually to shoot first and ask questions later, but..."

Cistron's suspicions begin to get the best of her, as she begins to second guess her actions. "..Guys, it's troublesome that we trust so easily, a construct meant to imprison us. I think we need to trust our instincts, not our senses if we are expected to get through this.. This is the machine world, Physical laws of time and space don't necessarily apply here."

"This is gonna make my head hurt isn't it?  We gotta go through the door don't we?"  Shadow looks somewhat sarcastic while speaking and heads towards the door.

Dracos opens the door at the far end and walks through it.  "Let's stick together as a team and help each other," he says.  "I get the feeling we're going to need to cooperate if we're to survive this."

You walk through the next door.  It closes of its own accord behind you and disappears.  You are in a room with no doors.

Yet across from you stands a man in a suit with sunglasses.  You recognize an agent and your heart races.

He looks at Dracos and his voice is calm and even, “Mr. Morsch.”  Then at Screed, “Mr. Screed.”  Then at Jade, “Ms. Morrison.”  Then at Shadow, “Mr. Johnson.”  Then at Cistron, “And Ms. …”  He pauses, frowning.  “You, I don’t know.”

He extends a hand to the side, and a computer appears next to him.  “There is no visible exit from this room,” he says, “and this computer has but one button.  Choose wisely.”  He snaps his hands and disappears entirely.

On the computer screen, you see a countdown commencing.  Huge numbers flash in one second intervals.  “20…19…18…17…”  As he said, there is just one button on the computer.

You hear a whisper, like a little girl’s voice, that seems to speak inside your mind:  “Choose your enemies as carefully as you choose your friends.”
Screed
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Tue 17 Jul 2007
at 22:15
Re: Oracle 2-Screed
Screed looks over at Jade and then says, "Well, then Jade, I choose you.  You get the idea that we are not doing anything and that the pills mean nothing?  Let me do it this time," and he shoots at the walls.
GM Heath
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Thu 19 Jul 2007
at 19:02
Re: Oracle 2-Screed
Huge numbers are still flashing at one second intervals:
…16…15…

Screed looks over at Jade and then says, "Well, then Jade, I choose you.  You get the idea that we are not doing anything and that the pills mean nothing?  Let me do it this time," and he shoots at the walls.  The walls appear to absorb the bullets and immediately heal themselves like Jello absorbing toothpicks.

…14…13…12…

Cistron uses her hand to hault everyone in the room. "Someone is speaking to me...in my thoughts." She then closes her eyes, and responds: "I know myself.  ~Who do you think I am?"

…11…  Now the words flash in a bright red and a klaxon-like alarm begins to sound in the room as the screen flashes:  …10…9…

Dracos and Jade go over to inspect the computer.

As the screen reaches “ 10,” a small panel slides away from the screen and a small script appears on the screen, in which you see the words:

“PUSH BUTTON BELOW TO BEGIN PROCESS.”

There is a small, black button below the words on the computer monitor in the place where the panel just slid away.  This is a different button than the big red button.

…8…