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CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

Focus on: Wooden Tool

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Cloud Potato
Jan 8, 2011

"I'm... happy!"


Swedish Thaumocracy posted:

The Mover radiates relief as it enters your immediate awareness, and before you know it, it has Taken A Seat.





CourValant posted:

Focus on: Wooden Tool

This.

Swedish Thaumocracy
Jul 11, 2006

Strength of >800 Men
Honor of 0


Grimey Drawer

CourValant posted:

Focus on: Wooden Tool



Of simple make, this wooden tool helps the Breaking Mover Move. It has a small attachment of unknown substance at the bottom. Like the Mover, the tool is crooked.
Examining it closer you notice grooves in the wood where the Movers manipulators have clutched it, indicating it has done so either over an extended period of time or with great force.
You sense an awareness inside of it, out of Pace with your own.

Do you wish to Rouse the Wooden Tool by Engaging it with your Empathy? If so, what do you say? If not, what else would you like to do?

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

No need to sign, we'll take care of that.


Lipstick Apathy

Greet the tool, tell it we are here to provide resting assistance on the Mover's journey.

CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

super sweet best pal posted:

Greet the tool, tell it we are here to provide resting assistance on the Mover's journey.

+1

Swedish Thaumocracy
Jul 11, 2006

Strength of >800 Men
Honor of 0


Grimey Drawer

Though you try and eventually succeed in rousing the tool (Walking Stick) into your Pace, you soon realize that attempting to divulge anything of meaning from it's thoughts are ultimately pointless, at least if you are to have any meaningful interaction with the Mover. The Tool is old, weary and of simple make - it offers you no insight beyond polite greetings and humble acceptance of your aid for its Mover. You attempt to probe it for deeper memories, but all you find is a sense of slow rythm and the impact of wood on a variety of materials.

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Like the Tool, the Mover appears to be Old. A Status condition which follows naturally the passing of Cycles. All your physical senses tell you that the Mover is either broken or breaking down, though without any reference point you have no way of quesstimating how swift or slow this processmay be. Can a mover even be repaired, like Fence was? You do not know.

A cursory investigation of the Mover reveals the following fields of study for your to peruse:







Do you want to Focus your Empathy on any of these, prominent concepts, or delve even deeper into Memories, Wants, Fears or some other Bolded Concept, previously discovered, that the Mover might have encountered in its lifetime?

CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

Vote: Focus on

Cloud Potato
Jan 8, 2011

"I'm... happy!"


CourValant posted:

Vote: Focus on



Agreed.

Swedish Thaumocracy
Jul 11, 2006

Strength of >800 Men
Honor of 0


Grimey Drawer

CourValant posted:

Vote: Focus on












CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?


This makes me sad and you should feel bad for making me sad.

Can we somehow use our pace and or focus to give grandma here a mental hug?

Swedish Thaumocracy
Jul 11, 2006

Strength of >800 Men
Honor of 0


Grimey Drawer

CourValant posted:

Can we somehow use our pace and or focus to give grandma here a mental hug?

quote:

Focus your Empathy on [Encounter Concept]
- Ends the Encounter by nudging the relevance of an encountered concept forward.
Only available after first Focusing on a Concept.

Movers are far too complex to interact with directly, but you can influence them by moving one of their memories, wants, fears, etc to the forefront of their minds, as long as you have encountered one of the previously mentioned concepts during the encounter. Doing this consumes all your Focus, however.

CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

Swedish Thaumocracy posted:

Doing this consumes all your Focus, however.
In that case, Focus Empathy on

Cloud Potato
Jan 8, 2011

"I'm... happy!"



Focus on trying to remember where they are now, and if a reconciliation is possible.

sheep-dodger
Feb 21, 2013



Cloud Potato posted:

Focus on trying to remember where they are now, and if a reconciliation is possible.

This

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

Cloud Potato posted:

Focus on trying to remember where they are now, and if a reconciliation is possible.

Emptyquote.

Swedish Thaumocracy
Jul 11, 2006

Strength of >800 Men
Honor of 0


Grimey Drawer

Cloud Potato posted:

Focus on trying to remember where they are now, and if a reconciliation is possible.

Memories posted:







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The Broken Mover creaks as it sits on you, weighing almost nothing at all.

CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?


Great. This LP is in fact The Giving TreeBench.

Focus on Empathy: "Sit, Broken Mover, and know that at least for this moment, we shall carry your weight."

Swedish Thaumocracy
Jul 11, 2006

Strength of >800 Men
Honor of 0


Grimey Drawer

You sift through a dozen gray memories, heavy with the weight of years and sorrow. You seek, but find little in the way of hope or even complacency. Throughout the disarray, the concepts with the greatest Clarity are those that dwell on the entities seen earlier. With effort, you realize one of them must be the Broken Mover itself, for though the entropy of cycles have seen its physical form deteriorate, with a great number of images observed in sequence you begin to recognize the features and patterns that make up its, no, Her countenance.

With that clarified, you also realize the other entity, though oh so different in style and gest, shares with your Broken Mover a quality of resemblance. As if they were cut from the same mold, crafted by the same progenitor or craftmaster. And not in the same way as yourself, Life and Fence all share Wood as one of your intrinsic materials, but rather in a way reminiscient of how you and the crafted objects from the inside of a previous movers memories of its nest may have, if only even closer.

At any rate, dwelling in Sorrow is not easy, and soon you are more than exhausted. You feel your affected pace quickening, the mind of the Broken Mover slipping from your grasp even as you with the last measures of your Focus probe desperately for even a mote of joy to elevate to conscious thought.



You settle on the memory that started it all, and hope that it will not just repeat the pattern endlessly, that instead the Broken Mover may rest upon that Moment in peace.

It is a futile hope, because You Are A Bench - but one you cling too anyway, because what else is there? You can do naught but tense and relax the fibres of your Wood in a manner that you believe causes comfort to your occupants wasted form.



Perhaps that will be enough. It will have to be.

CourValant
Feb 25, 2016

Do You Remember Love?

Swedish Thaumocracy posted:

Perhaps that will be enough. It will have to be.

Cloud Potato
Jan 8, 2011

"I'm... happy!"


Be as good a bench as we possibly can be.

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super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

No need to sign, we'll take care of that.


Lipstick Apathy

Drain the Mover's life force

Mover's not long for the world anyway, might as well transfer it where it can do the most good.

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