09 February, 2011

Tekumel 7

You remove the lid from one of the boxes and peer inside. It takes a moment to process what you see, at first appearing to be some sort of reddish brown, oddly shaped roots. You then realise the box is full of mummified hearts. To the distaste of many of the identities within, the shen has to fight down the urge to devour several of them when he realises they are undoubtedly no longer good to eat.


Another box, carefully opened, reveals musty, odd smelling dirt. A third box contains a thick but semi-transparent green liquid. The liquid moves viscously within the box, but with what seems to be a disturbing delay of one or two seconds. The fourth and final chlen-hide box (in this part of the laboratory) contains what at first glance appears to be a multi-coloured bird's nest. The nest, or nests, fill the box, and the pieces making it up are long and flexible. They have a dull shine, not unlike chlen hide. At the ends of at least some of the strands are small metallic rings and needles.


Taking a precautionary step backward, you gently fling the last box top toward the large buzzing ornament. The instant you hear it contact the great central cabochon, the box top vanishes. Its disappearance is completely without spectacle - it simply and instantly ceases to exist.


What do you do now?

4 comments:

NetherWerks said...

Shen no eat dried-out old raisin-hearts. At least not right now. Might be better things to eat elsewhere. Not sure why a box of dirt is in this place. Not like funny green liquid-thing. It trying to be sneaky. Dumb liquid. It no outsmart shen.

Lid go away--no puff of smoke, no shrieking of damned souls, no lamentations of monkey-wimmins: maybe the lid not destroyed, just sent somewhere else.

Shen lob the box of dirt, then box of colory bird-nest thingys at big buzzing gem-thing.

If they disappear, not much mess. Still have box of raisin-hearts.

Jiggle box with green liquid in it. Shen wonder if it would make a good pet. Probably not. How to house-break slimy green liquid-thingy?

No.

Shen lob box with green goo at big gem if other two boxes disappear. Might as well clear the shelf. Green liquid maybe alive. Might make a differance to buzzing gem.

If boxes all just go away, leae shen all alone, shen go look for fabric in other room to make a bundle. Then go try to pry out some gems. Maybe wake up another body. Especially if one is another shen. But no ahoggya. They stink. No wake one of those. Kill it maybe, but no wake it.

What else there around here for shen to eat or to be making the lootings with?

C'nor (Outermost_Toe) said...

Can we first use the bird's nest to scoop up some dirt, and then dump it into the liquid before throwing everything away?

In any case, I suggest that we also toss a heart at it, as they're most certainly organic.

C'nor (Outermost_Toe) said...

Actually, before doing any of that I see what happens if I wear the nest-like thing as a helmet, assuming the Shen agrees.

migellito said...

So far for 8, we have:
Try on the nest-like mass
Scoop dirt into green goop
Throw a heart at the object
Throw the rest of the boxes at the object
Look for fabric
Make a backpack [?]
Pry out gems
Wake up a body