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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.]


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

[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.
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[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.
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[personal profile] apropergent 2012-08-21 05:33 am (UTC)(link)
Later. Those creatures can wait for you to have recovered first. [Layton pulls on the brim hat briefly]

... Though I admit, I'm at a bit of a loss when it comes to the technology here. Have you tried using the Relic yet? It's quite the remarkable little device, but you'd never think that with how easily individuals here use it.
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[personal profile] apropergent 2012-08-21 06:37 am (UTC)(link)
[there's a smile. Relieved and happy to see that Clive was all right despite all that has happened and was happening]

No buttons or dials in sight, yet it's as responsive as anything we've seen. The future is quite something...

[hmmm, what a strange thought indeed]
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[personal profile] apropergent 2012-08-21 07:10 am (UTC)(link)
This town is called 'The Eternal City, Mac Anu'. Apparently, the sun is always setting here...

[Really, Layton's just relieved that this isn't the angry, bitter Clive he saw in that massive machine]

But look at me go one when you're exhausted, let's get you someplace where you can rest first. This conversation can continue when you're not dead on your feet, as it were.
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[personal profile] apropergent 2012-08-22 06:34 am (UTC)(link)
... [there's a small smile as he enters the inn, greets the man behind the desk and heads towards the room he's staying in]

You can take the bed tonight; I daresay that you need it more than I do. We can worry about sleeping arrangements later, when we have more resources on hand.

Would you like some tea?
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[personal profile] apropergent 2012-08-22 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
[Layton shakes his head before taking a seat next to Clive. He pauses a moment before resting a hand gently on the younger man's forehead. It was a reassuring gesture, one he's done for Flora and Luke before...]

Then you might as well rest up. Tea and puzzles can wait for another day.