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Clive Dove ( Future Luke Triton ) ([personal profile] vengefulyears) wrote in [community profile] holyrelic2012-08-20 11:07 am

✎ Puzzle 001

[Action for Mac Anu]

[Hugging his grimoire to his chest, Clive wanders aimlessly about the unfamiliar city, taking in all the sights. Although he is rather overwhelmed by the unexpected change in location (and attire), he has to admit that this is a very beautiful city. He's never seen anything like it in his entire life.]

It beats being stuck in a prison cell, at least...

[He lets out a sigh and looks around for a bench to sit on; carrying this giant book around gets tiring really quickly. Once he's seated, he sets his grimoire down beside him and digs out a strange device from his pouch. Whatever it's supposed to be, he's rather impressed with the sleek design. Clive spends a few minutes just examining the object before he presses his index finger on the "Touch me!" message on the screen. To his surprise, the screen actually changes to show some sort of menu. It seems that touching the corresponding icons also takes him to different screens.]

What a fascinating little piece of technology. I never would have even imagined that it was possible to build such a device.

[Until he figures out what he should do next, Clive is perfectly content with just sitting here and messing around with the Relic. Touch screen technology hasn't been invented yet in his world, so he'll be entertained by it for quite a while. Anyone is free to bother him, of course.]

[Text]

[Once he discovers the public board feature, he decides to post a very simple message, which... actually takes him some time to type out because what are touch screen keyboards.]

Could someone explain to me what's going on here?
eightofseven: (lopsided smile)

[personal profile] eightofseven 2012-08-20 04:45 pm (UTC)(link)
It is, isn't it? While I have seen others like it, this was the first I have had the opportunity to use.

[What the, where did this guy come from.]
Edited 2012-08-20 16:46 (UTC)
apropergent: (There isn't anything that doesn't change)

[personal profile] apropergent 2012-08-20 09:16 pm (UTC)(link)
[A little further down the street comes the sound of a familiar voice and a sight of a... not so familiar top hat? It would appear that even the Professor is vulnerable to the wardrobe change]

-a small trade. I don't really know what I would do with all these small fishes anyhow.

[blue was a rather popular colour in The World... Or maybe he was just distracted by the NPC he was speaking with]
apropergent: (When the joyous and sad times fade)

[personal profile] apropergent 2012-08-21 12:29 am (UTC)(link)
[at the sound of someone calling him, Hershel turns to look-]

Clive!? [And he jogs over to meet Clive halfway] It's been a month since I first arrived here. But what of you? I never expected to see you here as well. Are you all right, my boy?
eightofseven: (suspicious profile)

[personal profile] eightofseven 2012-08-21 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
Yes. And there are many that are quite unlike them.
eightofseven: (defensive concentration)

[personal profile] eightofseven 2012-08-21 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
I am... ill-suited to keeping track of time, but I am certain I have been here for at least one hundred and twenty five human "days".

[It's actually closer to 136.]
Edited 2012-08-21 01:43 (UTC)
eightofseven: (mild disapproval)

[personal profile] eightofseven 2012-08-21 02:01 am (UTC)(link)
Regrettably, I have an answer to neither. I am curious as to the method, however. I will be sure to let you know if I discover something.
apropergent: (Even though it passes with time)

[personal profile] apropergent 2012-08-21 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
[oh well then- wait, I beg your pardon?]

A couple of hours? That- [a pause, before he reaches up to grab the brim of his hat] Good heavens, not this time travel business again.
apropergent: (Illuminate me with their soft light)

[personal profile] apropergent 2012-08-21 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
--!!

That seems to be the recurring question. It's quite puzzling. [such as how Clive was from a few weeks before Layton arrived and unless Inspector Chelmey wasn't tell him something...]

And it seems that this isn't the first time people have been pulled to The World either. It's all very disorienting...

Speaking of disorienting, how are you holding up, Clive?
apropergent: (That spill out and disappear with time)

[personal profile] apropergent 2012-08-21 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
[Layton frowns. Yes, considering everything that this young has put himself through (has been put through) rest was probably best. Hershel had no doubts that Clive would be able to pick up the mechanics of everything once he's had some time to digest the change]

I've heard that there are a couple of guilds that we can stay in overnight once we've joined. Until then, I've been staying at a small inn. It's nothing fancy, but better than sleeping on the streets.

Shall we go?
apropergent: (Even though it passes with time)

[personal profile] apropergent 2012-08-21 04:22 am (UTC)(link)
Hm?

[Layton looks to the Blade at his side, then sighs. He never was one for fighting...]

Clive, do you remember that strange circling sphere you saw in the room you woke up in? Think of it as the old medieval gates of England; it keeps the monsters that roam the fields out of this town. Everyone is given a weapon - including that Grimoire of yours - as a means of both defending and supporting oneself.

... I've been told this is a very popular sort of 'video game' in the far future.
resipiscence: (my natsume impression)

[personal profile] resipiscence 2012-08-21 04:46 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, I don't know.

[ aaand there's a voice coming from above you. from the branches of a tree, actually, if you have to be specific. the boy with the long hair smiles down, perched with his legs dangling. ] I'd say this would be another sort of prison.
apropergent: (There isn't anything that doesn't change)

[personal profile] apropergent 2012-08-21 04:46 am (UTC)(link)
Not in town. It seems there are precautions in place to prevent fighting from breaking out in the towns. But out in the fields and caves, the spells written in that Grimoire do indeed work.

Likewise... I'm no professional fencer, but even I seem to be aware of the techniques used in this place. It's a very peculiar feeling.
resipiscence: (to winning the nationals; I mean)

[personal profile] resipiscence 2012-08-21 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
[ and here, he tilts his head, as though thinking about this. ] You could be right. I've never been in a prison, but I'd imagine the food here is much better.

And, of course, you can see the sky.

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