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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 18 - Eric Eve Nov 2

if the queen seems a witch is a questioning quip.

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

Understand "has" or "whether" as if the queen seems a witch.

Understand "is" as if the queen seems a witch. The comment is "'[if the player knows queen-made-mirror]Do I take it that the Queen is a witch[otherwise]Is the Queen a witch[end if]?' you ask.".

It mentions queen, witchcraft.

The response is "'She may fancy herself as one,' Snow White sneers. 'In truth she dabbles with powers she does not comprehend.'".

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is negated by snow-white-possessed.

[ It assumes Queen-made-mirror.] [1]

It is listed.

what powers the Queen dabbles alongside is a questioning quip.

The printed name is "what powers the Queen dabbles with". The true-name is "what powers the Queen dabbles alongside".

Understand "with" as what powers the Queen dabbles alongside. The comment is "'What are these powers the Queen dabbles with?' you want to know.".

It mentions queen, witchcraft, powers.

The response is "She [for eye-gest]gives you a pitying look that sends ice down your spine[or walk-gest]kicks with irritable energy at the base of the nearest aspen[or breath-gest]mumbles something deeply exasperated[end for][angry][scary]. 'Even for a huntsman your ignorance is remarkable. All sorcery involves the manipulation of demons[magic-involves-demons]. I thought everyone knew that.'".

[It indirectly-follows why so few people understand witches.] [2]

It indirectly-follows if the queen seems a witch.

It is negated by snow-white-possessed.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed.

if the Queen seems possessed is a questioning quip.

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

Understand "is" or "whether" or "possession" as if the Queen seems possessed. The comment is "'Is the Queen demon-possessed?' you ask.".

It mentions queen, witchcraft, demons, souls.

The response is "[Snow White smiles]. 'No, she managed to avoid that.'[line break]". [3]

It indirectly-follows what powers the Queen dabbles alongside.

It is negated by snow-white-possessed.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed.

how the Queen avoided possession is a weak questioning quip. The comment is "'How did the Queen avoid possession?' you inquire.".

It mentions demons, witchcraft, souls, Queen.

The response is "'By making a bargain with the demon that wishes to possess her, of course,' she replies.".

It indirectly-follows if the Queen seems possessed.

It is negated by snow-white-possessed.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed.

what bargain the Queen made is a questioning quip. The comment is "'What manner of bargain did the Queen make to avoid possession?' you ask.".

It mentions Queen, demons, witchcraft, souls, deal.

The response is "'She provided another victim,' [demon-possession]she shrugs.".

It indirectly-follows how the Queen avoided possession.

It is negated by snow-white-possessed.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed.

if Snow White seems possessed is a questioning quip.

The printed name is "if Snow White is possessed". The true-name is "if Snow White seems possessed".

Understand "is" or "victim" or "whether" or "possession" as if Snow White seems possessed. The comment is "'Is that it?' you ask, with a flash of terrifying insight. 'Are [italic type]you[roman type] possessed? Is that why you have developed this taste for blood, and why...'".

It mentions Snow White, demons, souls, witchcraft.

The response is "Snow White's glance suffices to silence your babbling[angry][scary], but the look she gives you convinces you that you have hit upon the truth of the [snow-white-possessed]matter.".

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It assumes possible-blood-drinking, demon-possession.

It is negated by snow-white-possessed.

It is listed.

what demons the Queen invoked is a questioning quip. The comment is "'So, what demons did the Queen try to invoke for her witchcraft?' you ask.".

It indirectly-follows what powers the Queen dabbles alongside.

It mentions demons, Queen, witchcraft.

The response is "'Lilith, for one,' she tells you, 'She wanted great beauty, and foolishly thought Lilith could endow it.[lilith-named][queen-invoked-lilith]'".

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is negated by snow-white-possessed.

It is listed.

whether Lilith made the Queen beautiful is a questioning quip. The comment is "'[if immediately]And d[otherwise]D[end if]id Lilith make the Queen more beautiful?' you wonder.".

It mentions Queen, demons, Lilith.

The response is "'No, it didn't work like that,' Snow White tells you. 'The Queen was unwilling to pay the price demanded. Besides, as well you know the Queen has beauty enough already. So they came to another arrangement - hindering the competition, you could say.'".

It is negated by snow-white-possessed.

It indirectly-follows what demons the Queen invoked.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed.

[An availability rule for where Lilith Seems now:

if the player knows snow-white-possessed:

it is off-limits.]

where Lilith seems now is a questioning quip.

The printed name is "where Lilith is now". The true-name is "where Lilith seems now".

Understand "is" as where Lilith seems now. The comment is "'[if immediately]So w[otherwise]W[end if]here is Lilith now?' you ask.".

It mentions demons, Lilith.

The response is "She purses her lips[set body-context to Snow White], as if pondering a deeply puzzling question[scary]. 'I can't imagine,' she finally replies, 'It's not as if the Queen would tell [italic type]me[roman type] such things.'".

It indirectly-follows whether Lilith made the Queen beautiful.

It is negated by snow-white-possessed.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed. [4]

[availability rule for Lilith likes drinking blood:

if the player knows murderous-Lilith:

it is off-limits.]

whether Lilith likes drinking blood is a questioning quip. The comment is "'[if the player knows snow-white-possessed]Do you[otherwise]Does Lilith[end if] like drinking blood[if the player knows vampirism-revealed][first-vampire-accusation][end if]?' you ask.".

It mentions Lilith, demons, vampirism, blood.

Understand "is" or "vampire" or "a" or "drinks" or "drink" or "does" as whether Lilith likes drinking blood.

The response is "'Whatever gave you that idea?' she demands sharply. '[if the player knows snow-white-possessed]Night-demons do not need blood to survive; they are eternal on their own. Should they drink blood on occasion, it is only because they want to do so[casually queue what Lilith wants].[otherwise]Lilith is a night-demon; why should you suppose she's a vampire?[end if]'".

The nag is "When you don't answer, she relaxes slightly[queue weird-laugh]."

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is negated by murderous-lilith.

It assumes queen-invoked-lilith.

It is listed.

Rule for quip-introducing it would explain a few things:

say "[roman type]Certainly it would explain a few things.";

list no other quips.

it would explain a few things is an informative quip.

Understand "I" or "certainly" as it would explain a few things. The comment is "'It would explain a few things, like other acts of vampirism I suspect,' you tell her.".

It mentions blood, vampirism, Lilith.

The response is "'I see,' she replies, 'You think [italic type]I[roman type] am Lilith - is that it?'".

The uncertainty-refusal is "[one of]She snickers rudely[angry]. 'If you're going to accuse me, then do it. Do you think I am possessed?'[or]'Stop playing.'[stopping]".

It is restrictive.

It is negated by snow-white-possessed.

It directly-follows whether Lilith likes drinking blood.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed.

it would explain a few things is an informative quip.

Understand "I" as it would explain a few things. The comment is "'It would explain a few things, like other acts of vampirism I suspect,' you tell her.".

It mentions blood, vampirism.

The response is "'I see,' she replies, 'You think [italic type]I[roman type] am Lilith - is that it?'".

The uncertainty-refusal is "[one of]She snickers rudely[angry]. 'If you're going to accuse me, then do it. Do you think I am possessed?'[or]'Stop playing.'[stopping]".

It is restrictive.

It is negated by snow-white-possessed.

It directly-follows whether Lilith likes drinking blood.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

It is listed.

yes-14 is an affirmative quip. The printed name is "say yes". The true-name is "yes-14". The comment is "'Yes, that's precisely what I think,' you declare, 'Come out of her, Lilith! Leave poor Snow White alone!'".

It mentions demons, Lilith, exorcism.

The response is "Snow White gives a chilling laugh[scary]. 'If I were Lilith you'd have to do better than that, [vocative huntsman]! So you'd better pray that I'm not.'[snow-white-possessed] Something - not her words alone, nor just her tone of voice, nor even the cold glare in her eye, but perhaps all three taken together - convinces you that you have hit upon the truth.".

It directly-follows it would explain a few things.

It quip-supplies Snow White.

[ It is listed.]

no-15 is a negative quip. The printed name is "say no". The true-name is "no-15". The comment is "'No, of course I don't think that,' you reply hastily, 'otherwise I shouldn't dare to suggest it!'".

It directly-follows it would explain a few things.

It mentions demons, Lilith.

The response is "'No, of course. Quite.' She regards you steadily[angry], but there's more than a hint of mockery in her eyes[set body-context to Snow White].".

It quip-supplies Snow White.

[ It is listed.]

Notes

[1]. Since the player can ask this question about Snow White more or less at any time, it seems only fair if you can also ask it about the Queen.

[2]. This doesn't seem to make sense as a bit of conversation flow — I can change it back if it's really what was intended.

[3]. For consistency, we're using the smile-printing token here again, but in a later version we may want to refine this more so that Snow White's expressions are more tightly tied to the mood of the current occasion. I suspect that editing will ental some tidying of gestures and facial expressions in general, in order to get a greater consistency of emotional feedback.

[4]. Originally she put her hand up to her lips, but her hand is supposed to be chained behind her back.