Section - The Distant Pyramid
The distant-pyramid is a view with base room Observatory Exterior. It is in Lawn, Viewpoint, Saddle, Atop, Stumps, Chairlift Base, Rise, North Beach, Center Beach, South Beach, East Marsh, West-Marsh, and Volcano Floor. It is very near Lawn. It is near Viewpoint, Saddle, and Atop. It is far from Stumps and Chairlift Base and Rise and East Marsh and West-Marsh. It is very far from Volcano Floor. Understand "pyramid" or "torus" or "structure" as distant-pyramid. The printed name is "[if pyramid-seen is true]pyramid[else]structure".
pyramid-seen is a truth state that varies.
Instead of examining distant-pyramid:
if pyramid is on-stage begin;
if pyramid-seen is true, manually reference distant-pyramid;
if noun is very near location begin; say "The pyramid is just a short walk away, tucked in a small mountain cirque.";
otherwise if Observatory Exterior is visited or pyramid-seen is true; say "The pyramid sits inscrutably atop the mountain[distantpyramiddesc].";
otherwise if noun is near location and pyramid-seen is true; say "From this vantage point, you have a much better view of the pyramid atop the mountain. Definitely manmade, it seems to be constructed of wood, and surrounded by a strange halo[if sunup] that gleams metallically in the light of the sun[end if][distantpyramiddesc]. It looks from here to be easily reachable from the area near the top of the ropeway. Scale is hard to judge, but you'd guess it is about as tall as you are[if night]. A faint red beam points straight up from the pyramid's apex into the night sky[end if].";
otherwise; say "[if night]The red glow casts the shape into sharp relief against the blackness behind it: a pyramid, but small, maybe only about as tall as you are. A faint red beam points straight up from its apex into the night sky[else]You can't make out any details from this distance, but it definitely seems like a man-made structure[distantpyramiddesc]. A strange metallic torus surrounds it[end if]."; if night, now pyramid-seen is true;
manually reference distant-pyramid;
if noun is very near location begin; say "The machinery is just a short walk away, tucked in a small mountain cirque.";
otherwise if Observatory Exterior is visited; say "The machinery sits inscrutably atop the mountain[distantpyramiddesc].";
[Check examining by name the distant-pyramid: if dc_pyramid is available, try discussing dc_pyramid instead.]
To say distantpyramiddesc: say "[if pyramid has power and night]. The whole summit of the mountaintop is lit by the deep ruby glow streaming brightly from [edgeoregg], and a faint crimson beam of luminescence rises into the sky[otherwise if pyramid has power]. A deep ruby glow beams from [edgeoregg][otherwise if pressure of the related pipe of the pyramid pressure gauge > 0 and night]. A faint crimson light cycles slowly on and off[otherwise if pressure of the related pipe of the pyramid pressure gauge > 0]. The mountaintop is weirdly illuminated by a faint crimson glow streaming through [edgeoregg], cycling slowly from light to dark[end if][if pyramid has power], and you can hear even from here a deep, rhythmic thrumming which seems to come from somewhere inside[end if]". To say edgeoregg: if pyramid is on-stage, say "its edges"; otherwise say "the machinery".