Alabaster — 102 of 123

John Cater, Rob Dubbin, Eric Eve, Elizabeth Heller, Jayzee, Kazuki Mishima, Sarah Morayati, Mark Musante, Emily Short, Adam Thornton, and Ziv Wities

Release 1

Section 9 - Happy on the King

where the King went is a questioning quip. The comment is "[if the player knows blood-sundering]'Is it true that the King was blood-sundered? And, if so, where did he go?'[otherwise]'Where is the King?' You lean towards him eagerly. 'He vanished, but where did he go? Did the Queen kill him?'[end if]".

It mentions King.

The response is "His laughter is sharp. 'You are the King[you-were-king].'".

It quip-supplies the corpse.

It assumes will-burn-box.

It is listed.

It is restrictive.

request that he repeat himself is a performative quip. The comment is "'I'm sorry — what did you just say?'".

Understand "what" or "repetition" or "Happy/corpse/hart" or "hart corpse" or "decomposing hart corpse" or "decomposing corpse" as request that he repeat himself.

It mentions King, corpse.

The response is "'This is fun,' he says. 'I could do this all day. I said that you [italic type]are[roman type] the King. Not that you'll find it easy to retain that information. Try to hold onto it, or it will slip out of your head again.'".

It directly-follows where the King went.

It quip-supplies corpse.

It is listed.

what happened to me is a questioning quip.

Understand "you" as what happened to me. The printed name is "what happened to you". The true-name is "what happened to me". The comment is "'That's impossible — I don't remember being King. I grew up nearby... I have cousins in the village. The King on the other hand—'".

It mentions King.

The response is "'Probably has cousins in the village as well, considering the way his father and grandfather behaved while they were alive,' says [the corpse] dryly. 'But you wouldn't remember[queue blood-sundering-clue as immediate obligatory].'".

It directly-follows request that he repeat himself.

It quip-supplies corpse.

It is listed.

It is restrictive.

blood-sundering-clue is an NPC-directed quip.

The response is "'[if the player knows blood-sundering]That's how blood-sundering works[otherwise]You've been blood-sundered. It is a magic that [blood-sundering]unmakes families, destroys the connections between people, and in so doing yields great power that can be used for other purposes[end if].'"

who performed the magic is a questioning quip.

The comment is "[if immediately]'But — who would have done such a thing to me?[otherwise]'Who would have performed such magic on me?'[end if]".

It mentions magic, King, yourself.

The response is "'As King, you were not kind to the dwarrows,' he says, his voice harder than you have heard ever before. 'You provoked us. You gave plain preference to your own kind, allowing them to mistreat us, upsetting the balance that your father had — with great difficulty — established. There was suffering and war.'"

It quip-supplies corpse.

It directly-follows blood-sundering-clue.

It is listed.

It is restrictive.

how the current peace came about is a questioning quip.

The comment is "'I don't understand.' This makes less and less sense as you go. 'If I provoked the dwarrows — if I was such a bad King —' (and how could you have been the King at all?) '— then how is it that there is peace now?'"

It mentions war.

The response is "'When you saw what you had done, you felt— you regretted it.' He tilts his head at you. 'You decided to create a peace. But that is very difficult work, and it is not the usual use of magic.' He smirks, if an animal's face[set body-context to corpse] can be said to hold such an expression. 'Demons arrange magic, and as a rule they prefer to do more harm than good. So you were forced to sacrifice yourself, your family, and lose your throne, and dwindle into no one. In exchange for this, we have had this— ragged sort of calm[casually queue appreciate-the-gift]."

It quip-supplies corpse.

It directly-follows who performed the magic.

It is listed.

how blood-sundering might be undone now is a questioning quip. The comment is "'Tell me[if the player knows you-were-king], then[end if], how can blood-sundering be revoked? Undone? Made null?'".

Understand "blood" or "sundering" as how blood-sundering might be undone now.

It mentions magic.

The response is "He looks suddenly shifty. 'No, I don't have to answer that one,' he says. 'Because if I told you, and you did it, it would revoke, undo, and make null our agreement, and if our agreement is null, I don't have to tell you anything. You're on your own with the terrifying magics. That's demon-territory anyway.'".

It quip-supplies corpse.

It assumes blood-sundering.

appreciate-the-gift is an NPC-directed quip.

The response is "'Don't mistake me,' he adds. 'A poor peace is better than none. I appreciate the gift — though I doubt that anyone else does. It cannot be known what you did, you see. So the dwarrows still hate your name.'"