Chapter - Delayed Greeting
[ If the player just walks past Progue's boulder poetry, or never goes to investigate. Progue eventually moves on with his life, randomly walking around and doing stuff. The odds are high that the player will eventually bump into him, in which case we reframe some of Boulder Poetry to work in a new setting. ]
Delayed Greeting is a guaranteed serendipitous triggered episode. The icebreaker is bp_introduction.
Last condition rule for Delayed Greeting:
if Word Day is failed or Word Day is expired, rule succeeds.
First commencement rule for Delayed Greeting:
say "The strange man looks up from [Progue-animus] and frowns at you suspiciously.";
now met_progue is true.
A completion rule for Delayed Greeting:
now dont_describe_Progue is true;
manually reference dc_flash;
remove bp_flash from list of convo stuff, if present;
print a section break;
now the episode schedule is Table of Denial Episodes;
now the icebreaker of Word Day is spoken; [This prevents it being put back in the queue.]
now the unavailable-beat of Progue is pd_unavailable;
Progue's life goes on.[aar]