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As the title says, this is for abandoned writing works that I burned out on for numerous reasons. they were too silly or else I ultimately disagreed with the subject matter/ decided that a different story was better, and don't want to waste time writing them along with my other ideas.

 

I'm placing this here mostly in case anybody wants to pilfer a few bits from it. Maybe, just maybe I might fool around with a more serious incarnation of the CCC in Y2, but as it is I'm just not interested in continuing to write it for Y1, and since Y2's writing format will be different from Y1 it makes this stuff obsolete and needing to be rewritten, Starting over is easier, and as for Adelle. well, I was probably Mastered by somebody to write that. Meh.

 

The CCC (Chocolate cake club)

 

 


I hope you all enjoy this adventure both in Y1 and the planned future installments. A word to the wise though, I will suggest that you don't play this adventure on your main character unless you want to really focus on Mastery... Trust me. And yes I, an American, have had Vegimite before (though not marmite). Ask me about the story sometime. It's quite funny and I doubt many have a life experience like it!

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Happy

Rare pheme (illegal)

The Happy pheme, and its history, is an unusual one.

In the era not too long before the latest proscription was handed down upon Mastery, and the practice was frowned upon whenever it was seen, many Mastery wizards started searching for a way to make their art more palatable to everyone else. Their solution was, of course, to make it more discreet. The Happy pheme was discovered shortly thereafter, and Masterers everywhere rejoiced. After all, what better way is there to hide the typical dull actions of a Mastered individual than to make them appear happy?

Wizards who know of such things today quietly note that the existance of this pheme ironically only hastned the inevitable ban's arrival.

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Renaldo's Hat of Happiness.

Legendary spell (illegal)

Happy
Happy
Joy
Joy

This spell was developed collectively by the students of College Kasus., Just before the ban on Mastery. It will give its target the 'Bon Vivant' emotion, as well as +5 to famous songs for its duration of 3 days. After the duration though, expect a heavy random increase to stress (5-10) as well as a 50% chance of being afflicted with a negative emotion that needs to be rested away. Note that repeated castings do not stack but can reset the duration for no additional penalty.

With the official date of proscription nearing, and the fates of all of Kasus set in stone, the regent of Kasus was in a state of perpetual anger and frustration, having fought ferociously in vain for his College's very existence and it's student's futures for several years. Wanting to go out on a high note, the students of Kazus schemed and plotted. First they stole their regent's hat, and then all of them ritually enchanted it with this spell as well as one to prevent it's removal, and finally returned it to its rightful resting place.

What happened afterward is the stuff of mythic legend at the Academagia. The only thing is, nobody knows where the name Renaldo came from, as it certainly wasn't the Regent's.
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The CCC adventure.

Before we begin, this adventure set requires a few new locations. All of them are set in Mineta Proper, not too far away from the Admiratio, though on a side street with low traffic. After the location is the ability this adventure needs as well.

Location 1: The Ames Bakery of Cakes (this location can be available via explore, or any other way, really.) Note: I *want* any player to be able to find this place fairly easily. It starts off the adventure once you've paid the admittance fee.

Description: The Ames Bakery of Cakes (Or ABC for short) is exactly what it sounds like. A bakery of high quality cakes of all shapes and sizes, coming in almost all available flavors, natural and magical. For those who really, REALLY like cakes, and are willing to pay a not insignificant 500 pims for it, they will give you a one year renewable membership into their "Cake Club" Which mostly is a place to sit down and talk about (and eat) said cakes. It will also net you a recipe for a cake. Visiting the place without visitation rights will only give you a grumbling stomach. For those with access, however, Walking around the impressive cake manufacturing facility will inspire 2 point increases to their baking and, oddly, deceit sub skills for the duration of their stay.

Location 2: The Chocolate Cake Club Room (NOT ACCESSABLE VIA EXPLORE!!!)

Requirements: The CCC invitation. (which informs this location) You should already have visitation rights for this place when you discover it.

Description: The Chocolate Cake Club (or CCC for short) Is an exclusive fellowship of Cake Club members hand-picked by the leader and founder of the Cake Club, Alvah. The room is in the basement where no prying eyes can lay witness to the glorious (and illegal) Chocolate goodness that oozes from every inch of the room. Here one can freely talk about (and eat) chocolate cakes of all shapes and sizes. Visiting the room will grant you a full stomach and a chocolate cake recipe, (assuming you don't already have one) as many times as you want. The only catch is... Well, since chocolate cake is illegal, (wrongfully, in Alvah's eyes) you have been sworn to absolute secrecy about the CCC with a magical Geas.


Location 3: The CCC Study room. (again, NOT ACCESSABLE VIA EXPLORE!!!) The adventure will inform this location at the proper time. You should already have visitation rights.

Description: Through a cleverly hidden door behind a statue of the Grand Cake, one will find a second room that on first impression is simply another Chocolate Cake room, but when the ancient words <Latin: "to illuminate within darkness"> are spoken, the ornate decorations give way to shelves of bookcases, the light dims, and the room suddenly feels a bit cold. Make no mistake. This room serves only two purposes: To train in the Forbidden art of Mastery... And to eat chocolate cake. It's complicated.

(Note, I leave it to the Team to decide if this place should have temporary increases to Mastery or Not. I think "yes" but am unsure of what would be fair.)
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Ability 1: Pay the Cake Club membership fee.

Description: 500 Pims. This is the cost of a renewable 1 year membership into the Cake Club. This is not a small sum, but you can't help but figure that a business such as the ABC (which quietly sells cakes to many people in high places) giving away their high quality cakes for free every day would in the long run pay off for you (and your stomach)

Effect: Adds a memory "Paid the cake club fee" Adds a Recipe for a regular <non-chocolate> cake. Adds visitation rights to Location 1.

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Memory 1: Paid the cake club fee

Description: Now Delicious cake goodness await you!
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Step 1. Cake time. (Automatically started should a player pay the 500 Pim "Cake Club" fee.)

Location: The Ames Bakery of Cakes

Well, that was surprisingly easy! You were quite sure that those pims were simply going to be too heavy to give over to that smiling lady at the counter. That they might resist the change of hands, but sadly they were only too willing to leave you. Still, what's done is done. You're being led down the hall of the mighty nice smelling cake facility, when you happen to see <random student> walking away in the opposite direction; Quite angrily too. When <he/she> sees you <he/she> says "Don't bother wasting your money! The cakes taste awful! It's some do it yourself nonsense!" and storms off! What's this!? 500 Pims for bad cakes! You almost consider asking for a refund on the spot, but the nice lady leading you can read your face and says that there are no refunds! Well, isn't that just grand? Still, you've paid so you might as well see this for yourself! You walk into the Cake Club room and see... Glorious Cake Goodness! They smell so good! How could anything like this be BAD? "Ah! Another student from the Academagia, I see! I hope that your friend there didn't put you in a bad spot!" An exceptionally aged man at the end of a grand table says. The look on your face tells him all he needs to know. "My name is Alvah, and I am the Founder of this little club. I apologize for giving you such a bad first impression before you even came in here. I admit that the way we do things is a tad bit unconventional, and thus not for everyone, but we try to make membership for anyone who joins at least tolerable. Please sit down." After you are seated, Alvah continues, "We like to initiate new members with a little test, which your friend did not appreciate. The cake before you is... A little lacking, I suppose you can say." The others in this grand cake room chuckle. You see at least 70 cake enthusiasts of all ages in this room! "We would like to see if you tell what is wrong with it, and if you can fix it. Don't worry if you can't, there are plenty of regular cakes here to eat!" Well, that makes it simple. What are you going to do?


Walk out. At least for now, you aren't going to play this game. (autosuccess)

<random classmate> was right. Dejectedly, you excuse yourself and vow never to return, and by never, you mean at least until your sweet tooth acts up again.

<Investigation> Observation. What exactly is wrong with the cake? (Note, this should allow some boosts to the exits)

Success: Carefully, you take it a whiff of the smell of the cake and realize that a very subtle vegetable smell is coming off of the cake. There is a very high chance that a powerful Glamour is the root cause. You feel a little more cofident you can work the cake into something edible.

Failure: Upon close inspection you can tell that it appears to be a cake... It looks perfectly fine, it smells delicious, upon touching it, it has a fairly normal cake texture, and it isn't making any noises, so as far as you can tell it's just a cake. When you take a small bite however, it takes all of your self-restraint to resist gagging at its incredibly potent saltiness and other flavors which do not leave your mouth even after you barely manage to swallow it. Unfortunately, you believe you were so close to death that you didn't have time to properly analyze it. And your brain seems not willing to relive the experience either.

Negation. Remove the curse of the vegetable.

Success: After a little working out the phemes, you cast the spell and take a bite. The cake is... Edible. But extremely bland. "Hehe.." Alvah chuckles. "The removal of something bad does not necessarily make for something good." The rest of the room murmurs in agreement. "You seem very talented in magic though. Perhaps some other time we can teach you how to improve your ability to keep things in balance."

Failure: After a little working out the phemes, you cast the spell and take a bite. The cake is... Terrible! You gag over the salty flavor, and cough and cough until the vegetable taste is gone. The others at the table pour you some milk to help wash it down, and eventually your digestive system stops rebelling from your attempts to poison it. "Oh my!" Alvah says. "That certainly won't do." And he quickly dumps your failed cake negation attempt in the trash. "Why don't you try again?" he adds with a smile as he cuts you another slice.

Incantation. Maybe a little extra frosting will do the trick.

Success: After a little working out the phemes, you cast the spell and take a bite. The cake is... well, you don't know what to make of it. It certainly is not a cake in an true sense of the word. After you swallow, Alvah says: "Not too bad. But you should remember that simply adding something good does not necessarily make for something good." The rest of the room murmurs in agreement. "You seem very talented in magic though. Perhaps some other time we can teach you how to improve your ability to keep things in balance."

Failure: After a little working out the phemes, you cast the spell and take a bite. The cake is... Terrible! You gag over the salty flavor, and cough and cough until the vegetable taste is gone. The others at the table pour you some milk to help wash it down, and eventually your digestive system stops rebelling from your attempts to poison it. "Oh my!" Alvah says. "That certainly won't do." And he quickly dumps your failed cake negation attempt in the trash. "Why don't you try again?" he adds with a smile as he cuts you another slice.


Glamour. Surely, a little tweaking couldnft hurt.

Success: After a little working out the phemes, you cast the spell and take a bite. The cake is... Absolutely heavenly! You just needed to tone down the flavor a little! "Wonderful!" Alvah exclaims.


Failure: After a little working out the phemes, you cast the spell and take a bite. The cake is... Terrible! You gag over the salty flavor, and cough and cough until the vegetable taste is gone. The others at the table pour you some milk to help wash it down, and eventually your digestive system stops rebelling from your attempts to poison it. "Oh my!" Alvah says. "That certainly won't do." And he quickly dumps your failed cake negation attempt in the trash. "Why don't you try again?" he adds with a smile as he cuts you another slice.

Vegetarian. How bad could a little vegetable flavor be? (if character has vegetarian background, auto succcess) You take a nibble of the cake, and to the shock of everyone present, you wolf down the entire piece given to you. "Oh.. Wow!" Alvah exclaims. "Nobody has ever done that before. I guess you win by default!"

 

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