Alabaster — 78 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

Chapter 9 - Eric Eve Oct 30

if the queen seems evil is a questioning quip.

The printed name is "if the Queen is evil". The true-name is "if the queen seems evil".

Understand "is" or "whether" as if the queen seems evil.

It mentions queen.

The comment is "'Do you believe the Queen to be evil?' you ask.".

The response is "'I do not think she was born evil,' she replies, 'But she is fearful, and fear breeds evil in otherwise good people[friendly].'".

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is negated by snow-white-possessed.

It directly-follows what queen sees in the mirror.

It is listed.

does the Queen fear Snow White is a questioning quip.

It mentions queen, fear.

The comment is "'Does the Queen fear you, then?' you inquire.".

The response is "She [for eye-gest]looks you straight in the eye[or walk-gest]turns toward you[or breath-gest]chuckles[end for] as she replies, 'Oh [queen-fears]yes, she fears me. At least, that's what she imagines; but in truth it may be herself she fears.'".

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is negated by snow-white-possessed.

It indirectly-follows what queen sees in the mirror.

It is listed.

why she made a pact alongside you is a weak questioning quip.

The printed name is "why she made a pact with you". The true-name is "why she made a pact alongside you".

Understand "with" and "me" as why she made a pact alongside you.

It mentions deal.

The comment is "'Why did you make a pact with me?' you want to know.".

The response is "[one of]'I had little choice,' she replies, [or][stopping]'There was no one else available.'".

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is repeatable.

It assumes pact-exists.

It is listed.

[whether she will keep the pact is a questioning quip.

It mentions deal, pact.

The comment is "'Can I trust you to keep our pact?' you ask.".

The response is "'I will keep it if you do,' she assures you, 'but if you betray me...' She leaves the unfinished sentence hanging on the cold night air.".

It directly-follows why she made a pact alongside you.

It assumes pact-exists.

It is listed.] [1]

if she met the king is a questioning quip.

Understand "whether" or "had" or "has" as if she met the king. [2]

It mentions king.

The comment is "'Did you ever meet the King?' you ask[if the previous quip does not mention the king] suddenly[end if].".

The response is "'No, he had already gone[king-gone] before I came to court,' she replies.".

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed.

Rule for quip-introducing why the king left:

strip why the king left from table;

say "[roman type][one of]It occurs to you that she might know[or]She might know[stopping] something you've been wondering a long time: why the king left[if any other quips remain]. [run paragraph on][otherwise].[end if]"; [3]

Availability rule for why the king left:

if the player knows blood-sundering and the player knows you-were-king:

it is off-limits.

why the king left is a questioning quip.

It mentions king.

The comment is "'Why did the king leave — do you know?' you ask.".

The response is "'He left when the moon was full — the rest is surmise,' she replies flatly.".

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It indirectly-follows if she met the king.

It assumes king-gone.

It is listed.

[Availability rule for if she seems the king's daughter:

if the player knows not-daughter:

it is off-limits.]

if she seems the king's daughter is a questioning quip.

The printed name is "if she is the King's daughter". The true-name is "if she seems the king's daughter".

Understand "is" or "whether" as if she seems the king's daughter.

It mentions king, daughter, snow white.

The comment is "A sudden flash of would-be insight makes you ask, 'Are you the king's daughter?'".

The response is "'Do I look like the daughter of a king?' she shoots back.".

The nag is "Then, when you do not answer, like a mother prompting a child, she opens her [set body-context to Snow White]eyes wide and shakes her head slowly[casually queue answer-is-no]."

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is restrictive.

It indirectly-follows why the king left.

It is negated by not-daughter.

[ It assumes snowWhite-sees-reflections.]

It is listed.

Instead of examining Snow White when the current quip is if she seems the king's daughter:

say "You look at the blanched skin and the black eyes, the hair like silk, the delicate structure of bone, the fine green gown with its gold embroidery, the red-black lips, the teeth. She does not look like a village girl, at any rate."

yes-4 is an affirmative quip. The true-name is "yes-4". The printed name is "say yes".

It mentions snow white, king.

The comment is "'Yes, I'd say you have a certain regal bearing - and the looks to match,' you reply.".

The response is "'Perhaps you are too quick with your good opinion, sir,' she answers[not-daughter].".

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It directly-follows if she seems the king's daughter.

[ It is listed.]

no-6 is a negative quip. The true-name is "no-6". The printed name is "say no".

It mentions king, snow white.

The comment is "'Not obviously,' you admit, 'at least, not like any king's daughter I've ever seen.'".

The response is "'Well, then, if I have not the appearance of a king's daughter[not-daughter]...' she says with a little shrug. For a moment she turns away to stare into the night, then turns back to you with the ghost of an enigmatic smile fading from her lips[set body-context to Snow White][friendly][pathetic].".

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It directly-follows if she seems the king's daughter.

[ It is listed.]

answer-is-no is an NPC-directed quip.

The response is "'I don't look like the daughter of any other [not-daughter]King, that's certain,' she says, when you still don't answer. 'But I suppose you have not met sufficient royalty to make much of a comparison.'"

It quip-supplies Snow White.

Notes

[1]. Omitted for overlap with another similar quip.

[2]. In testing, it proved easy to read and retype this as 'if she has met the king'.

[3]. This construction allows us a special phrasing in this one case but will list other quips as well if they're currently active.