Painstaking Coloring



Encounter Conditions


Initial Text

You find a student wandering amid the cubicles, painstakingly coloring on the walls. It looks like he's darkening parts of them slightly, but it's not far enough along to see a clear pattern.

Summary of Choices

  1. Chat with him - Information
  2. Ask what he's doing - You find: Eclipse
  3. Offer to help - Gain 2 XP Will
  4. Kill him - Fight Hipster
  5. Leave him be - Walk away

Choice Text and Results

Chat with him

He stares off into space for a second, as though looking for something that isn't there. "We've got our work cut out for us, but Midgard's on our side for once… they've provided just the right canvas, you know?"

Ask what he's doing

"So Midgard wants us to have Halloween here… and we get to decorate… I'm not sure what they expected." He shrugs."So we got together and decided on a theme: hopelessness. Lots of chains, which are on theme for Halloween and represent their bondage to the endless torment of the corporate world. And we've got a new pinata design Jess is selling."

"I was angling for a vulture, but apparently the boar represents all the freedom and stuff they can't have because of their oppressors." He doesn't seem completely convinced.

"I'm not sure if you know what this is, but take it. It'll help." He hands you a familiar tablet.

You found: Eclipse

Offer to help


You pitch in for a while, darkening the walls as he suggests areas for shading. It's hard to pick out the pattern, and it's painstaking work, but the hallway the two of you colored seems to go on endlessly into the darkness.

You've earned 2 XP in Will

Kill him

He stares at you in shock as you lay into him. Apparently he was expecting to be safer inside a corporate enclave than on campus.

(Fight Hipster)

Leave him be


He doesn't acknowledge you at all, focusing on blackening the walls of some nearby cubicles.

Walk Away.

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