Chapter - Ledge
The prose name of Ledge is "the mountain ledge". The description of Ledge is "[ledgedesc].". To say ledgedesc: say "No more than a few paces across, this tiny ledge in the cliff face offers a vantage of the marshlands stretching back to the coast, the chairlift cables arcing high above them, and the lagoon, just visible over the edge of the distant lava flow.[paragraph break]"; say "Strewn about the ledge are a variety of [o]nicknacks[x] that, along with a simple [o]bed[x] of palm fronds, make it immediately obvious somebody has made this ledge a sort of home.[paragraph break][exits]". The exits text of Ledge is "The [o]crack[x] goes right through the ledge, bisecting it into two neat halves, before continuing both up and down the slope[if the mountain-spring is pristine and pressure of the related pipe of the pyramid pressure gauge >= 5]. [o]Water[x] [ldgpyrtest] down both sides from somewhere high above, before vanishing into smaller cracks at your feet[end if]". To say ldgpyrtest: say "[if pressure of the related pipe of the pyramid pressure gauge > 17]ripples[otherwise if pressure of the related pipe of the pyramid pressure gauge > 10]trickles[otherwise if pressure of the related pipe of the pyramid pressure gauge >= 5]seeps[end if]".
Progue's nicknacks are a prop in Ledge. The description is "Mostly junk: small piles of sea shells, scattered fish bones and broken crab legs, bits of rope of various sizes woven from coconut husks, and the like[if Progue's pendant is in location]. Buried among the remains, however, you do notice a small [o]pendant[x] on a leather chain[end if].". Understand "knicknacks/knicknacks" as nicknacks.
Progue's pendant is a wearable undescribed thing in Ledge. The description is "Just a small stone on a leather chain that can be worn around the neck. It seems well-worn, as if it has been rubbed nearly to smoothness over years.". After taking Progue's pendant: now player is wearing Progue's pendant; say "You slip the small pendant around your neck.". Instead of dropping or taking off Progue's pendant when location is not Ledge: say "You probably shouldn't leave it lying around just anywhere.". Instead of dropping or taking off Progue's pendant: move Progue's pendant to Ledge; say "You slip off the pendant and return it to the pile of nicknacks.". [Stealing this can trigger a scene with Progue.] Check touching Progue's pendant: say "The stone is warm and smooth." instead.
A bed of palm fronds is a setpiece in Ledge. The description is "The fronds could do with replacing: they are rotting and the smell is most unpleasant. It certainly doesn't look like a very comfortable place to sleep.". Instead of entering or sleeponing bed of palm fronds: say "This is someone else's bed." Check sleeping in Ledge: say "It looks like somebody else has already claimed this spot.[sleepsuggest]" instead. The dream-text of palm fronds is "thousands of dried palm fronds".
[ The chairlift [o]cables[x] rise through the air far away; the point where they reach the mountain's summit is still high above your head. ]
Report going down from Ledge for the first time: say "Nervously, you lower your feet back over the edge, gripping your handholds tightly. It seems to be a long descent, the marsh spinning dizzily far beneath your feet each time you glance down for footholds, but slowly it gets closer and closer. When you finally hop the last few feet down, the muck of the marsh is good to feel beneath your feet.". Report going down from Ledge for the second time: say "With confidence boosted, you manage to pick your way down in about half the time as your first attempt. It's still not an easy climb, but you manage without too much trouble.". Report going down from ledge for at least the third time: say "Handholds and footholds come easily to you, and in no time at all you are back on solid ground again.".
First Instead of going up from Ledge for the first time: say "The [o]crack[x] steepens here[if the mountain-spring is pristine and pressure of the related pipe of the pyramid pressure gauge >= 5] and [o]water[x] [ldgpyrtest] down from somewhere above[end if]. It looks like climbing farther will be more difficult[if mountain-spring is diverted or pressure of the related pipe of the pyramid pressure gauge < 5], but still possible[end if].".
Report going up from Ledge: say "[if the mountain-spring is pristine and pressure of the related pipe of the pyramid pressure gauge >= 5]You find your initial handholds. [repupled] the slippery stone carefully, you begin to climb.[otherwise]You find your handholds in the angular nooks of the crack and begin to climb.[end if]". To say repupled: say "[if pyramid has power]Hot water courses down your arms and wets your whole body. Gripping[otherwise]Water begins to trickle down your arms and wet your whole body. Shivering, and gripping[end if]".