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For whatever reason professor Sido stops you as he passes you in the hallway and hands you a basket of eggs. He explains in no unclear terms that these are not simple eggs and must be delivered to the kitchen - they know what to do with them. He then proceeds to wink and promptly leaves.

 

Was there a message that you didn't quite catch? Does everyone but you know what this dozen eggs are for?

 

You heft the basket and sure enough, it is a bit more heavy than would be expected. Hmm.

 

 

Exit1 Luck/pure luck: Nothing says danger like eggs in a basket - but who cares?

Success: Surely a basket of eggs can't outmatch your luck. With that in mind you turn to the kitchen and clutch the basket protectively against your chest.

 

You go through the corridors only to find all the bullies preoccupied with other students, all the stairways have just been cleaned of that strangely smelly goo that people kept slipping in the last three days... You might have imagined it but you think you saw a pair of birds waving to you, wisely though you keep your hands firmly on the basket. Not even charmingly tricky birds shall rob you of this basket!

 

As you reach the kitchen you find the cook is strangely mellow, usually they would throw you out, smack you on the head or both. You hand him the basket and surprisingly he hands you a muffin and gives you a wink.

 

Straaange, but who are you to complain, after all you got a muffin!

Gains

1 Muffin

+1 Pure Luck

 

Failure: Surely a basket of eggs can't outmatch your luck... right?

 

Clutching the basket against your chest you make your way towards the kitchen. Sadly you don't even get through the first hallway before you run into some of the third-year bullies.

All things considered they are surprisingly lenient, they only take an egg each but otherwise leaves you be. You are four eggs short of a dozen though... you shrug. Some losses are to be expected in a place like the Academagia!

 

You decide to make a change of course, the stairway up ahead has been covered in goo the last few days and you've almost slipped in it a few times already. The staircase you choose to use has no goo, but... well, it is haunted, or so the saying goes. You've never seen the ghost or phantom though, but... still...

 

"Who goes there?!" a deep rumbling voice cries out as you take the first step down the winding staircase.

You let out a muffled yelp in surprise and in the process a egg falls from the basket. A face at the end of the staircase appears. It is just @Alan Driscoll@, no ghost! Phew.

 

"Sorry if I scared you, I was just trying out a neat spell."

 

You explain that it doesn't matter and that you certainly weren't scared. He just grins and walks off. Finally, maybe you can get this slightly-more-than half a dozen of eggs to the kitchen now.

 

As you take a step further down the staircase you slip in the egg that you dropped earlier. In an attempt to stop the fall you toss the eggs aside and save yourself from tumbling down.

 

When you get up you go to see if any of the eggs made it, but it seems that you accidentally threw the basket out the nearby window.

 

Sighing you admit defeat. Those eggs were doomed from the start.

Gains

-1 Pure Luck

+1 Stress

 

Invesitgate1: Character Study Who might help in the close proximity?

Success: You look around, considering the few people littering the hallway.

 

Well, there is Beatrix, but she is likely headed outside.

 

And... wait is that @low relationship student firstname@? *shrug*

 

You are about to make up your mind as you spot the head of Sheary which has just poped into view. This could be a possibility!

Gains

Opens Exit 2 and exit 3

 

Failure You look around, considering the few people littering the hallway.

 

Well, there is Beatrix, but she is likely headed outside.

 

And... wait is that @low relationship student firstname@?

 

Not likely that @he/she@ will deliver it willingly.

 

Gains

Opens exit 3

 

 

Exit2: Befriend: Convince Sheary to deliver the basket.

Success: Well, it was Sheary, you only had to mention that you might want the basket delivered to the kitchen and he was off like a shot. Pretty good all in all.

 

He finds you in the library some time later while you are digging up some material for a project. It seems he was given a few sweets and wanted to share. You kindly accept the treats - after all it would not be polite to decline after he went through all that trouble.

Gains

+1 Persuation

+1 random sweet/muffin

 

Failure: Well, it was Sheary, who knew that he would one day refuse? While you find it insulting and degrading and perhaps a little annoying you can't really stay mad at him. Still...

Gains

-1 relationship with Sheary Warrington

 

 

Exit3: Bully: If you can't convince them, then beat them (can these rolls be contested? if so then this should be - you don't say this to Philippe and expect to keep your teeth)

Success You walk over to @random low relationship student from previously@. In no uncertain terms you explain that the basket of eggs better be delivered safe and sound to the kitchen - if @he/she@ doesn't want to end up in the infirmary. Also you'd want 15 pim, just because.

 

As you walk on your way 15 pim richer you see no need to see if the eggs actually made it to the kitchen or not. Who really cares about that sort of thing?

 

Gains

+15 Pim

+1 Intimidate

 

Failure You walk over to @random low relationship student from previously@. In no uncertain terms you explain that the basket of eggs better be delivered safe and sound to the kitchen - if @he/she@ doesn't want to end up in the infirmary. Also you'd want 15 pim, just because.

 

@he/she@ looks at you in that not-so-intimidated way that you would otherwise have liked.

 

And then the grin, and a choked laughter ensues.

 

Muttering you decide to deliver the eggs yourself. When you arrive at the kitchen only a single egg remains and the cook starts yelling so loud that you drop the last one and then hightail it out of there. Stupid eggs and stupid @random character who has been named a few times now@!

 

Gains

+ embaresment

-1 Intimidate

 

 

Inspect2: Command: It might seem odd, but try commanding the eggs to make the trip themselves.

 

Success: You have this hunch that thise eggs are listening, plotting and... and... hatching evil plans, with their beady little shells and their completely unmoving bodies.

 

...

 

Yeah, you really have lost it. But that doesn't stop you from another little experiment. You tell the eggs,.. no rather, you COMMAND the eggs to wiggle. To your delight and to everyones surprise the eggs start wiggling.

 

You feel empowered, and thoroughly in command! You would roar, if it wasn't for the fact that everyone around you already think you are bordering insanity at this point.

Gains

+1 Command

Opens Exit4

Open Exit 5

Open exit 7

 

FailureYou have this hunch that thise eggs are listening, plotting and... and... hatching evil plans, with their beady little shells and their completely unmoving bodies.

 

...

 

Yeah, you really have lost it. But that doesn't stop you from another little experiment. You tell the eggs to wiggle. They don't move. you try pleading to the eggs with no change. You even try threatening them, but you feel that the eggs - had they eyes - would be rolling them at this point.

 

Not to mention everyone is looking at you, and it isn't in admiration.

Gains

-1 Command.

 

Exit4: Leadership: time to herd these eggs into the kitchen.

Success: you place the eggs carefully on the floor and tell them to follow you. Without eyes you don't think they'd be able to find the kitchen themselves after all.

 

As you walk the hallways with a line of eggs marching behind you everyone, even the most hardened bully stops and looks at the parade. This is really easier than you had expected.

 

You arrive at the kitchen, the eggs following close behind, and tell them to do whatever the nice cook says.

 

The cook claps his greasy little hands together in glee and hands you a cupcake for your trouble. He then proceeds to pick up the eggs and place they by the sink, asking each of the eggs to take a bath. As you move away from the kitchen you can hear the cook complaining about the poor sanitary state of the school floors.

Gains

Cupcake

+1 Leadership

+1 relationship with Random student

 

Failure: You place the eggs carefully on the floor and tell them to follow you. Without eyes you don't think they'd be able to find the kitchen themselves after all.

 

Despite your best effort however two of the eggs insist on playing and don't wanna march in an orderly line. Soon the egg ranks desolve into chaos! Pure anarchy. All the eggs run in random directions but common to them all is that they run away from you. Such a tyrant you are!

 

You give up, no way to catch all the eggs, and what to do with them even if you did?

you learn later that the eggs formed the Liberation Front for oppressed eggs. Their protest march outside the kitchens are the last that was told of the story. You will not be able to look at the cooked eggs the same ever again.

Gains

+2 Stress

 

Exit5: Ethics: Do the right thing, let the eggs be free to tumble in the fields.

Success: You take the basket and tell them that everything will be alright. You place them down near the Imperial Reserve and tell them to live life to it's fullest. You are not entirely sure what that entails, but it seemed like the thing to say.

 

You have a warm feeling as you see them all jumping for joy and rush off into a bush.

Gains

+1 Ethics

-1 Stress

 

Failure: You take the basket and tell them that everything will be alright. But, halfway to the Imperial Reserve you realize that Sido would not have wanted you to just give the eggs away to some perilus life in the wilds. You tell the eggs that you HAVE to take them to the kitchen, as you are not sure that they could have a life here.

 

The eggs, perhaps disheartened (it is difficult to tell with eggs), seemed content to take the chance. Before you can react half of the half a dozen eggs jumped over the side of the basket making crunching noises as they hit the ground. In your attempt to help them the rest of them made a run for it.

 

In the end you lost all the eggs and now some of them are wounded!

Gains

-1 Ethics

+2 Stress

 

 

Exit6: flawless timing: Well, you can't very well just leave the basket here (too many witnesses!), so you deliver them the old fashion way. Run as fast as you can and catch those that drop!

 

You know the horrors of the world, you know that danger lurks behind every door, under every rock and 73% of the nooks that can be found in the Academagia proper. So, how to avoid it? You run for it! A moving target is a target that hasn't been waylaid.

 

You run as fast as you can (and within hallway regulations) catching the eggs as they inevitably fall from the basket. A few try to trip you and only once did they succed. (Considering the place for this, then just once is amazing!)

 

You loose a single egg but in the grand scheme of things, who really need 6 eggs?

 

The cook certainly doesn't, she hands you a glass of milk and a muffin. Such a sweet lady, if only she was holding the fort more often you might not have to break an entrence to get these sweets.

Gains

-1 Stress (hmm milk!)

+1 muffin.

 

Failure You know the horrors of the world, you know that danger lurks behind every door, under every rock and 43% of the nooks that can be found in the Academagia proper. So, how to avoid it? You run for it! A moving target is a target that hasn't been waylaid.

 

You start running like death itself had come to claim you (The school isn't THAT bad, but it is motivating) sure enough you loose an egg or two in the process but as long as you make it to the kitchen with a single egg then victory is yours!

 

...

 

Ironicly enough, when you arrive outside the door to the kitchen you are a bit surprised to see that you actually just got one egg. Needless to say you can imagine what the cooks would say if they saw your poor delivery so why not leave it by the door, knock once and hide in a shadowy nook and then sneak away later.

 

After all chances are that the nook isn't dangerous! (well, chances less than half the nooks are dangerous, so hardly any risk at all!). You leave the eggs, knock and hide!

 

One flaw you forgot was that the door opens outwards and you left the eggs in front of the door... now there is egg all over the floor. eww!

 

Still you are safely hidden while the cook starts cursing in a very colourful language. Just as she finished her spell and the floor is clean you feel a push from behind. You see yourself standing before a massive cook who has a just as massive chip on her shoulder.

 

"I'd start running!" she says, and if eyes could kill you'd be fried there and then. Needless to say you take her advice!

Gains

+2 Stress

+1 Running

 

 

Exit7: Mastery. The title of Eggs Tyrant should be yours!

Success:

 

The kitchen is a paradise.

@player first name@ is watching.

The kitchen is a paradise.

@player first name@ shall lead you to paradise.

The kitchen is a paradise...

 

Enthralled, the eggs fall into a straight line and roll behind you dutifully.

 

"@playername@! You are going to pay for this!"

 

Oh look. It is @rival name@. No matter, the eggs are on your side!

 

By the time you get to the kitchen, the eggs had left a trail of destruction and littered the hallways with the unconscious bodies of your rivals and the bullies. Awesome!

 

Unfortunately, the eggs declared themselves the rightful ruler of the kitchen and made short work of the kitchen staffs.

 

Which means everyone get to eat out in Mineta (all expenses paid by a scowling Legate, according to some obscure geas that aren't really expected to be followed). All the better!

 

(Big hit to Ethics?)

 

Failure:

 

The kitchen is a paradise.

@player first name@ is watching.

The kitchen is a paradise.

@player first name@ shall lead you to paradise.

The kitchen is a paradise...

 

Enthralled, the eggs fall into a straight line and roll behind you dutifully.

 

"@playername@! What was that spell you just cast!?"

 

Oh no! It is Professor Sido, and -

 

And the eggs knocked him out.

 

"@playername@! What just happened-"

 

Oh no! It is Professor Leith, and -

 

And the eggs knocked him out.

 

"@playername@! That is a really cool spell-"

 

Oh no! It is Professor Aventyrare, and -

 

...

 

"@playername@! Why is all the professors laying in a pile near you-"

 

Oh no! It is Orso Orsi, and -

 

Not even he can put up a fight.

 

...Now that Professor Sido is knocked out, at least you don't have to worry about delivering the eggs, eh?

 

That said, it is going to be a long time before your heartbeat is going to slow down.

 

Expulsion from the Academagia as well as a note to the parents explaining that the kid is unfit for any job save the army (preferably front lines but that is not likely to happen)!

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Planning a Famous Dilemmas exit, bully exit, revision exit. Any other suggestions to get eggs safely from point A to point B?

 

Dilemmas: Don't put all your eggs in one basket, the easiest solution would be getting a second basket.

Bully: oh heck no, get someone else to transport these dangerous eggs!

Revision: make the eggs rocks, you can't ruin rocks.

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A basket of eggs could outpace my luck any day. I am unsure if any other nations has this tradition but some in Denmark roll eggs down a hill at easter. Usually we paint them and/or decorate them however we can. The egg that can roll down the hill and get furthest wins a prize (the egg has to be recognizable, meaning the shell should be mostly whole).

 

This is a few years back, but I had my eggs (4 in total) in a little basket, and much to my dismay the basket was knocked off the table they were perched on, 2 broke <_<

 

Before anyone goes out doing this, I should mention that the eggs are hard boiled. Don't do this with raw eggs! (initially misspelled raw as rawr - don't do it with rawr eggs either. Lesson of this comment, don't write when tired) moral of the story is don't put all your eggs in one basket, especially if that basket is at the edge of a table with alot of toddlers running around.

 

Should mention that I haven't won this contest in several years now. And this is despite my "parashute(sp) egg" of 2009. (Winds were against me...)

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Too close to the acrobatic exit though..

 

Was thinking something silly like 'application of geometry' (can't recall if that is actually a skill). Place all the eggs on the floor and just give them a little tap. If your calculations are correct and the average 'bully to hallway' ratio isn't off today then the eggs should arrive in 5 minutes - leaving you plenty of time to get the book that is overdue returned to the library.

 

 

(failure) 10 minutes later you are still standing outside the kitchen tapping your feet. Only when Professor Sido passes by with several eggs smashed against his robe do you realize that you may have underestimated the bully-to-hallway ratio too much. Needless to say you earned detention.

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Character Study. Who can deliver them in your stead?

 

Success:

"Oh, @playername@! Let me help you!"

 

Before you can do anything, Sheary pops out from nowhere, grab the basket from you, delivered it, and give you a muffin on the way back. Score!

 

Failure:

"Oh, @playername@! Perfect timing!"

 

You decide to give the eggs to Asmita Tidar, who seems unusually earnest to help you.

5 minutes later, she hands you a delicious bowl of Creme Brulee while Professor Sido passes by.

Uh oh.....

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Added a bit, can't think of a decent flawless timing though, I'd insist that simply catching eggs wouldn't be enough to save these little fellows, which leaves the question of how bad the fail then have to be. I can't write that! I haven't the heart. Egg-o-cide is something even I cannot condone.

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Why not have a Luck + Flawless timing for randomly encountering a line of students who just happen to be doing the same thing? For example:

You pop around a corridor and there are a bunch of students with odd whiskered masks carrying eggs in a slightly less than nonchalant manner down the hallway. Rabbit see, rabbit do. You follow their lead and manage to deliver the eggs to the kitchen staff with just enough time to WHISK your way back to class. Apparently there was some strange omelet festival tied to the phases of the moon. You ponder how the cooks might be a bit off, especially the one with the strange accent called T-boy (or T'boi, if you want to make it closer to the game setting), but then remember that you have other things you must attend to.

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Well finished it I think, not planning on adding unless someone comes with something clever (then I'll happily throw it in!).

 

Not quite the flawless timing that was considered, but meh,..

 

To view the weeks %age of nook dangers you should read Rikildis' collum, usually found at page 3 just below the article of the 10 best pranks of the previous week.

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Mastery. The title of Eggs Tyrant should be yours!

Success:

The kitchen is a paradise.

@player first name@ is watching.

The kitchen is a paradise.

@player first name@ shall lead you to paradise.

The kitchen is a paradise...

 

Enthralled, the eggs fall into a straight line and roll behind you dutifully.

 

"@playername@! You are going to pay for this!"

 

Oh look. It is @rival name@. No matter, the eggs are on your side!

 

By the time you get to the kitchen, the eggs had left a trail of destruction and littered the hallways with the unconscious bodies of your rivals and the bullies. Awesome!

 

Unfortunately, the eggs declared themselves the rightful ruler of the kitchen and made short work of the kitchen staffs.

 

Which means everyone get to eat out in Mineta (all expenses paid by a scowling Legate, according to some obscure geas that aren't really expected to be followed). All the better!

 

(Big hit to Ethics?)

 

Failure:

 

The kitchen is a paradise.

@player first name@ is watching.

The kitchen is a paradise.

@player first name@ shall lead you to paradise.

The kitchen is a paradise...

 

Enthralled, the eggs fall into a straight line and roll behind you dutifully.

 

"@playername@! What was that spell you just cast!?"

 

Oh no! It is Professor Sido, and -

 

And the eggs knocked him out.

 

"@playername@! What just happened-"

 

Oh no! It is Professor Leith, and -

 

And the eggs knocked him out.

 

"@playername@! That is a really cool spell-"

 

Oh no! It is Professor Aventyrare, and -

 

...

 

"@playername@! Why is all the professors laying in a pile near you-"

 

Oh no! It is Orso Orsi, and -

 

Not even he can put up a fight.

 

...Now that Professor Sido is knocked out, at least you don't have to worry about delivering the eggs, eh?

 

That said, it is going to be a long time before your heartbeat is going to slow down.

 

(Probably a big increase in minimum stress for quite a while xD)

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Rewards for the failed mastery might be explusion hehe, still very well written I think, do you want it added CremePudding?

 

Sure! Feel free to change it around and fit it in with the other exits.

 

As for explusion... well, besides having to uphold the reputation of Academagia...

(The most prestigious school of Elumia had its faculty decimated by a basket of mundane eggs mastered by a kid?

Nobody is gonna keep their jobs!)

 

....there are way too many ways to explain magically flying eggs.

(And remember, Sido himself handed you the eggs! How could a silly first-year knew that these eggs are actually evil eggs?)

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