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Old 02-19-2018, 07:43 AM
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:27 AM
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Default Floor 29, Men's Wear and Bedding

Alright, you all go through the grey door on the floor 29 landing to take a much-needed break. We'll say that you take a good 15 minutes for everyone to rest up and catch their breath, and are undisturbed during that time.

During that downtime, I'll say that those of you not about to hack up a lung take the time to nose around a bit and take stock of your surroundings. Here's a description of the area that you find yourself in:

Floor 29 looks to be largely storage. You don't find another living soul here, but what you do find is room after room of office furniture and office supplies. Some rooms are stacked floor to ceiling with boxes of pens and paper. If any of you are searching for a stapler, then you've picked the right floor!

Other than that, the only other features of note are in the lobby that you took your rest in: you see the door back to the stairwell, painted a bright yellow and surrounded by yellow lights, and a trio of elevators nearby. You've watched the floor indicators above the elevators go up and down as you've rested, and can confirm that the building is at least 50+ floors. Next to the bank of elevators, there are two buttons: a grey button with a down arrow on it, and a bright green button with an up arrow on it.

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"Unprecedentedc, most definitively does. Happiness Officer, please see about that."
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:48 AM
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I don't want to go around the authority of our Good Leader, but (huff, puff), maybe we should (puff, huff) take the elevator to the top floor?
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:55 AM
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Unprecedentedc-R-ISIS has been barely able to keep up at this point, essentially running on empty for the past few floors.

But as soon as Bone-R-MAN suggests going up on the elevator, they immediately shoot up. "DO NOT. PRESS. THE GREEN. BUTTON!"

And within seconds, they inject both themselves and Bone-R-MAN.
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:34 AM
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Unprecedentedc-R-ISIS and Bone-R-MAN both feel an average of 34.2% happier! And it's a good thing, too, or else Bone-R-MAN might be feeling a bit sad about the fact that he's just gone blind!
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:41 AM
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Does Bone-R-Man wish to share this with anyone or do we all know because his eyeballs just exploded?
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:43 AM
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I'll take enough pens and paper to stock up if I'm running low. "Must be prepared to chronicle anything for Friend Computer!"

I also refuse to take the elevator up. "You all can go up if you must, but we're not cleared to take the elevator upward. We're past the security sweep and I, for one, will climb the rest of the stairs!"
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:45 AM
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Does Bone-R-Man wish to share this with anyone or do we all know because his eyeballs just exploded?
I mean, there's no way he's going to hide it once he has to move anywhere, but I'll leave it up to him if he gives it away immediately or not.

(His eyeballs are intact.)
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:55 AM
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"Haha hey! Guys! I feel great! Also I can't see!"
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:59 AM
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"Hmmm... Citizen Bone-R, please make your way to the elevators and press the up button."
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:05 AM
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"Haha hey! Guys! I feel great! Also I can't see!"
"I can help guide you if you want. Just take my hand."
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:06 AM
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I attempt to go to the elevator using my hazy memory of the room. Arms outstretched. I'm making my approximation of my happiest face during this time.
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:11 AM
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"I'm not hearing a no."

*I take him, if he lets me, and try to guide him to where he is going.*
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:34 AM
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I decide to stay by the door to the stairs in case this idea goes south.
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:37 AM
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I'll allow Veryaf to lead me to the elevator and try to press the correct button. I have a pretty good idea of where it's supposed to be.
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:39 AM
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*I'm going to do my best on this.*
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:43 AM
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Most of you watch in frustration as Veryaf very slowly leads Bone to the door as if he's helping someone impossibly frail, and then brings his hand up the wall, where he keeps somehow missing the buttons entirely.

You hear a string of excuses and apologies from Veryaf as this goes on.

"Oops."

"Sorry."

"Don't worry, we'll get it together."

"You're really not very good at pressing buttons, are you?"

"OK, lets try this again."
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:47 AM
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"I'm not taking that elevator; going up needs Green clearance, and true friends of Friend Computer make sure to obey their clearances! If you all are taking that, I'll get started up the stairs."

I leave and resume climbing the stairs to the roof.
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:48 AM
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"I'm not taking that elevator; going up needs Green clearance, and true friends of Friend Computer make sure to obey their clearances! If you all are taking that, I'll get started up the stairs."

I leave and resume climbing the stairs to the roof.
You might want to give this a closer read before you lock that action in, chief:
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Other than that, the only other features of note are in the lobby that you took your rest in: you see the door back to the stairwell, painted a bright yellow and surrounded by yellow lights, and a trio of elevators nearby. You've watched the floor indicators above the elevators go up and down as you've rested, and can confirm that the building is at least 50+ floors. Next to the bank of elevators, there are two buttons: a grey button with a down arrow on it, and a bright green button with an up arrow on it.
I mean, unless you intended for that to be a hilariously hypocritical speech.
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:52 AM
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"Ah wait! I can see again!"

This is very exciting, so I hit the elevator "down" button, or at least the blurry thing that I'm 90% sure is the down button.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:03 PM
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(didn't realize that, but yellow is less than green, so I'll let the speech stand)
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:38 PM
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Alright, presuming that I've interpreted Gerad's intent correctly (still said the thing, but didn't open the door), this is what happens next:

The right-most elevator door opens up with a *ding*, and the down arrow lights up. A panicked-looking Infrared inside sees all of you and then begins hurriedly pressing a button inside. Does anyone react quickly?
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:56 PM
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I'll hold the elevator: "Down is the only allowed direction, friends!"

The the infrared: "Hello, friend! Do you know if there's any floor below where we will be allowed access to the stairwell?"
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:07 PM
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How do you hold the elevator?

The infrared doesn't stop hammering the button, but he does stammer out: "I'm just returning with fresh cleaning supplies for the kitchen. Someone spilled a bunch of soup, and we seem to be low on sanitizer. You can access the stairwell there."
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:25 PM
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By sticking my arm against the door. If it starts to close more than halfway, I'll pull it out.
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Old 02-20-2018, 07:41 PM
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It does indeed start to close more than half-way, unless anyone else takes any actions or any measures to stop it.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:07 PM
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Bone-R has a momentary crisis of happiness and duty that results him thrusting his body forward into the elevator, and trying to pull Veryaf with him.
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:15 AM
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“Infared! Get out of that elevator right now! That’s an order!”
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:08 AM
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Veryaf, Bone is trying to pull you into the elevator as the doors are closing. Do you try to resist, try to rush through after him, or just let things happen as they may?
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:23 AM
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*I guess I'll go in with him.*
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