Massive Flower

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Encounter Conditions

Etheric
Parasitic Vine
Have not killed the Vine Confluence or some number of cubicles (can be replaced by a combat if you anger it)

Initial Text

In a sunny spot, where you're sure the most desirable cubicles are located, you find a massive flower among the vines. Perhaps "flower" is the wrong word… it's more like a many-lobed maw.

In any case, there are more vines here than anywhere else and it feels like they're steering you gently towards the flower.

Summary of Choices

  1. Rush in - Fight Vine Confluence, removes encounter if you win
  2. Try to communicate
    1. Talk about Midgard - Unlocks 'ask to be let across'
    2. Ask to be let across (After talking about Midgard) Enter Records Office
    3. Demand to be let across (After talking about Midgard) -
    4. Offer praise - Learn Implant Seed
    5. Leap to the attack - Fight Vine Confluence, removes encounter if you win
    6. Back away - Walk away
  3. Leave it be - Walk away

Choice Text and Results

Rush in

The plant seemed perfectly content to communicate, but you take matters into your own hands.

(Fight Vine Confluence)

Try to communicate

The massive plant doesn't seem immediately hostile, but it also doesn't seem particularly communicative. You suppose you could open up conversation and see what it does.

Talk about Midgard

The plant lays a vine on you. You get the idea that the plant can "see" Midgard and even extend its vines to get you into that building across the street.

Ask to be let across

You politely ask to be let across into the Midgard facility across the street.

But the plant refuses to let you across. You feel like it's following your thoughts, but is still holding out for some sort of favour.

After successfully using Implant Seed 4(?) times (I got sprouting msg 4 times, and non-sprouting 4 times).

You politely ask to be let across into the Midgard facility across the street.

But the plant refuses to let you across. You get the feeling it's grateful, but you don't entirely see eye to eye.

Or, after 10-12 times getting a seed to sprout using Implant Seed.

You politely ask to be let across into the Midgard facility across the street.

After a moment, the vines extend their way through the window and over the street. You carefully pick your way across, finding your way into another maze of cubicles.

(Enter Records Office)

Demand to be let across

You demand to be let across into the Midgard facility across the street.

if you have any(?) Fire Power:
But the plant refuses to let you across. You know it doesn't like the smell of fire lingering around you, but doesn't feel like you're a proper threat to its kind.

Otherwise:
But the plant refuses to let you across. You get the feeling it knows what you've been up to, but isn't convinced you're a personal threat.

If you burned a lot of cubicles (5>):
After a moment, the vines extend their way through the window and over the street. You carefully pick your way across, finding your way into another maze of cubicles.

Offer praise

If you don't have any sprouting seeds:

You offer the plant your praise. In exchange, it gives you a seed. Well, that makes some degree of sense.

You politely thank it and accept the twitching gift.

You found: sprouting seed

Otherwise:

You offer the plant your praise. In exchange, it shows you how to implant its seeds into your enemies.

That seems… potentially a little self-serving, but it might be a mutually beneficial arrangement.

You learned a new Technique: Implant Seed

Leap to the attack

The plant seemed perfectly content to communicate, but you take matters into your own hands.

(Fight Vine Confluence)

Back away/Leave it be

Yeah, whatever's going on here is way above your pay grade.

(Walk Away)

History

Before the Records Office was implemented, asking to be let across gave:

You politely ask to be let across into the Midgard facility across the street.

After a moment, the vines extend their way through the window and over the street, but they are not long enough to reach Midgard's office. Perhaps the plant just needs more time to grow.

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