Over the 3-4 day downtime, Booker would like to do the following:
– Day One:
● Create a Hand mounted drill weapon (like Bioshock
- You successfully create an auger hand-weapon. The handhold is made from a bronze allow with the drill being made of tempered steel. Miggle looks at the creation with his own sense of approval, saying “It doesn’t look entirely like a mangled cock. You may very well actually impress me one day!”
● Create two large, long cables (40 ft each, copper wire) and 8 metal arrows (entire shaft is metal)
- Robert Greene allows you access to a large on-site manufacturing area where Miggle is gets his supplies. The warehouse is easily the size of a large citadel, with the side walls extending back into the side of the nearby mountain. You enter the warehouse, accompanied by Miggle, who is complaining that this is his area, and if one ingot or wire is unacccounted for, he’ll drug you and confine you to a sea-faring auto-raft of his own invention. After a few hours, you and Miggle craft the cables using a forge that runs the length of the western wall.
- You attempt to solve Jeeves. You succeed, and he begins purring. He says "I learned that noise from the furred beast I saw last night.
– First Night:
● Have Marcus sleep in my room and take shifts with me to make sure no one enters in the night (the previous night where my room was destroyed scared me)
- You fall asleep, with Marcus gazing at you lovingly, or was that a look of concern for what the night could hold? Your dreams are vivid and dark, and the sound of the forest calls to you. Marcus watches you for hours, and just as he is beginning to feel the effects of sleep deprivation, he lazily glances over at you. What he sees is unlike anything he’s seen before.
"He watches closely as Booker’s skin begins to twitch. Slight muscle spasms start at feet and work their way to Booker head, and soon it looks as if he’s trembling violently. Marcus considers waking you, but under the circumstances, decides to watch for a moment longer, for the sake of understanding. After a few minutes of trembling, Booker’s body lies still, but his breathing is short, ragged and labored. The breathing stops. Marcus draws closer, unsure of what to do. He says “Booker?” No reply. He hovers over Booker’s face, his head to the side, listening for breath. Nothing. Marcus turns to face Booker, only to see the eyes of something else. Large, bloodshot pupils, yellow and beastly.
Marcus cries out and falls backwards off the bed, kicking Booker in the side. When Marcus recovers, he sees a groggy Booker holding his side, asking what happened. His eyes appear to have returned to their normal hue and size.
Marcus explains what has happened to him.
- How does Booker respond?
For the rest of the time at the mansion, I tell no one, and shy away from all other members of the group, namely Virgil. I ask Jeeves what he saw.
- Jeeves tells you he saw a small, four legged beast the first night. It had pointed ears, and made a sound like “meerrow” and was chasing a smaller four legged beast, until the second beast ran under the dresser. Later, in the dark of the room, he heard you trembling, then a growling and “felt” a figure get out of the bed. After that, it was the sound of the smashing of furniture and smaller items. It was night, and the room was nearly pitch black, but he saw soem figure approach the window. It was large, bipedal and furred. The thing looked out the window. He then heard footsteps outside the door, and Robert Greene ask if everything was alright. He heard the thing at the window sniff and make some small groan of a noise, and then retreat into the bed, breathing differently, like afraid. After that he heard just breathing, until morning.
Jeeves also asks you to somehow modify him to be able to shut off, or go to sleep in some way, or to give him some form of movement. He explains that he enjoys taking in the experiences of the world, but when the group is sleeping and he’s immobile it gets quite boring and lonely.
- Day Two:
● Create some spells, spend the entire day in the backyard with Jeeves tweaking and testing them.
● Create Booker’s Artificial Skeleton
- You successfully craft a working artifical skeleton, fully articulating.
● Solve Jeeves
- You fail. Jeeves inquires about the ethics of mocking his creator for not being able to solve him, then decides to keep the jab to himself.
- Night Two:
● Have Marcus stay again or perhaps sleep in another room if problems persist.
● Spar with anyone who will agree to do so, practicing combat techniques as well as
● Study Carlyle’s Tome under a nearby willow tree.
- Carlysle Young‘s tome is old, seemingly ancient. It is about 9" by 12" and 5 inches thick. It’s pages are filled with everything from journal entries to spells, to treatises on the ethics of animal testing. There are poems, songs, anatomical drawings of flora and fauna, to-do lists, grocery lists, sketches of landscapes, pressed flowers here and there, and an occasional partially-drafted letter.
- After an initial reading, you find nothing too spectacular, although there is a section devoted to cooking recipes, and you stumble across one entitled “The Quiche of Legends”. Most of the book was dense and difficult to read, and after the strange night you had, you find it difficult to concentrate.
● Modify the look of my Helmet. You make several minor modifications in the time you spend on it. Make a Craft: Blacksmithing check.
● Solve Jeeves and do whatever Jeeves wants to do
Roll a Craft: You solve Jeeves. He vows with determination to be mmore difficult to solve. He also asks if you’ve given any thought to possibly giving him legs, wings or something to that effect.
Also, at some point I would like to discuss with everyone a new plan
Addition. My new spells will require test subjects, witnesses and critiques. I would like Marcus To be present (as always) and perhaps Goomy or
Bard. I’ll send you some of the spells I’m making, as some of the testing may have ramifications I am not privy to.
In response to Jeeves’ requests, I ask Jeeves more specifically what he would like, and tell him I could make him a body, like the skeleton, or a floating head, or perhaps create several modifications in my constructs to allow him to pilot them all, that way he can switch it up if need be. I ask him what I’d like to do and ask Robert if I could have a small budget of gold for Jeeves’ cut of the mission, and inform him that he can take it out of my pay if he’s more comfortable with that. I always refer to Jeeves as if he were a member of the Team
Jeeves: “I would like a body similar to yours. You don’t need to make me super strong or sleek or anything, but I would love to be able to feel the world around me.”
Robert Greene inquires about the nature of Jeeves. After a brief talk, Robert asks you to create 10 more puzzleboxes in a similar fashion. He thinks they would make excellent additions to many of the stores he has stake in, and insists that a talking puzzlebox could possibly do better as a familiar than many other creatures. He tells you he’ll pay you 200g per puzzlebox you make him, plus, he will consider Jeeves a valuable team asset with his own compensation.
-- Your response: I ask Jeeves how he would feel about it, and if he’s okay with it, I am too. I ask Jeeves if he’d rather have a human body, or a construct one.
- Jeeves: “I think I’d like to try them both. A construct…? That’s something without skin right? I’ll try that first. I like the faces you all make when you eat things. You look really happy. I would like to be able to be happy eating things too. What’s it called with you see something with your mouth? Anyway, I’m excited. I imagine myself tall.”
I take Jeeves outside and talk with him while the sun sets. "Jeeves, I enjoy our talks, and I value your opinions. You are a true friend to me. Now about the sleeping issue, it is something more than mechanical or magical I believe, and im not sure to go about it. Since you are the essence of my mind combined with pure magical energy, solidified into a personality of your own, sleeping is something that you may be able to do and not know how to yet. As for the issue of your body, I can give you a body within the next few days, but there are a few kinks that accompany that: First, if you have a body the size of me, you will be prioritized as a target while we fight things, and it’s very possible you could be hurt. You will be able to deal some damage as well, and im not opposed to this, but i guess im just like a parent, not in the way that im in control of you, but in the way that i feel responsible for you, and i fear for your safety. Secondly, Metal cannot taste, or as far as i know, feel. Although you’re not just a hunk of metal, your ability to see and hear and speak are magical aspects. Perhaps magic could assist us in that problem or Inhabiting a living vessel might work. There are other items like you, that are intelligent, and there are stories of people being taken over by them. This action is forceful, and is not what I wish to happen. This transformation is a big deal, not only for you, but for the world. You’re going to set the standard for intelligent items everywhere, and you should be proud and want to be a role model for this reason. Not all items deserve life, Jeeves, some are dangerous. It is wrong to take control of the innocent, and I think that in the long run, you would feel better, and get more enjoyment out of having a body that is unique to you. We could always get someone who is comatose, but we might be able to “Grow” a body for you. For now, I suggest I create for you a temporary vessel using magic and steel or copper. Would you like a bulky build, or perhaps a slimmer build. Currently I am working on a few new things, the spells we made yesterday. I used the body type of an Orc and a Drow for two of them, a skeleton for another, and a floating head for the final one. We should put you in one of those for a while so you can get the feel of having a bit of freedom, and while we figure out how to get you a living vessel, if you should wish it.
This transformation will cause us to gain a reputation, Namely, with the Druids. They will no doubt see this as a mockery of life, and they could even wish to end your life. We should be aware of this.
Also, there is the situation of what happened in the last few nights. For the purposes of your safety, im going to have to ask you to run away should anything happen where whatever i am decides to turn on you.
Last, but Not least, i would like to ask you if there is anything you would like me to do differently as far as the way that I address you, treat you in conversation, or conduct myself. Should you have a problem, we should talk about it, it’s always best to talk about serious problems out in the open, that way they can be resolved.