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Aaron A. Reed

Release 4

Section - Forest8

The prose name of Forest8 is "the rain forest". The description of Forest8 is "[forest8desc].". To say forest8desc: say "[if milestone mode is false and final release mode is false](8)[end if][A sentence about the forest profusion]. Fist-sized bubbles splatter noisily from a half dozen oval puddles of creamy gray mud, tucked into miniature craters choked with vines and tiny leafed creepers. A faint smell of sulfur mists the air, clinging heavily to damp tree trunks. [paragraph break][exits]". To say Forest8Exits: say "Faint sounds of surf whisper through willowy [dr]fronds[x][if dir] to the [north][end if], while[if not dir] in the opposite direction[end if] dots of [dr]color[x][f8e2]". To say f8e2: say "[if dir] [dc]southwest[x][end if] and [dr]spears[x] of sharp leaf[if dir] [southeast][end if] both draw your eye". Report going from Forest8 to Viewpoint: say "You follow the familiar sound of the surf through the greenery, and eventually emerge from the forest to a stunning viewpoint.". Report going from Forest8 to Forest9: say "Passing by clusters of strange green-black leaves that spear straight up and then gently fan out far above your head, you curve around the most easy path before arriving at the edge of a dropoff.". Report going from Forest8 to Forest7: say "You shove aside a limitless supply of huge bowed ferns, leaving the bubbling mud pits behind as you advance into another part of the forest.". Understand "fronds" as north when location is Forest8. Understand "color" as southwest when location is Forest8. Understand "spears" as southeast when location is Forest8.

Some oval puddles of mud are a setpiece in Forest8. Understand "puddle/creamy/gray/craters/sulfur/bubble/bubbles" as mud. The description is "A few of the puddles gurgle sloppily as fumes of gas rise through their muddy depths; the others steam silently, warm to scalding hot.". Instead of touching or taking or tasting mud, say "The mud in the puddles is near boiling; you draw your hand back hastily.". Instead of entering or swimming in puddles, say "Unfortunately, they're far too small (and hot) for that."