Five Gods Exiled — 100 of 191

Carolyn VanEseltine

Release 1

Section 2 - Setting Shopkeeper Attitudes

To set shopkeeper attitudes:

repeat with temporary room running through focal rooms:

now the current room is the temporary room;

now the current person is a random shopkeeper in the current room;

if the locale type of the current room is "Market":

now the desc of the current person is "A [physical impression of the current person] [gr-age] with [hair reference] [one of]walks through the market hawking [zher] wares[or]sneers casually at one of [zher] competitors in the marketplace[or]coughs occasionally as [zhe] wanders through the market[or]aggressively convinces passersby to examine [zher] goods[or]seems to be making quite a profit as [zhe] corners customer after customer to examine [zher] wares[at random].";

if the locale type of the current room is "Hospital":

now the desc of the current person is "A [build of the current person] [gr-age] [one of]stands at the reception desk[or]surveys the crowd with grim eyes[or]glances up every now and then to the catwalk[or]rubs [zher] right thumb absentmindedly over a scar on [zher] left wrist[at random].";

if the locale type of the current room is "Bridge":

now the desc of the current person is "A [if the height of the current person is not average height][height of the current person], [end if][physical impression of the current person] [zhoman] [one of]loiters casually beside the bridge[or]scans passersby with an overly sharp eye[or]picks [zher] teeth absent-mindedly with the tip of a knife[or]cleans [zher] nails absent-mindedly with the tip of a knife[or]leans sleepily over the railing to watch water go by beneath the bridge[at random].";

if the locale type of the current room is "Hall":

now the desc of the current person is "A [build of the current person] [gr-age] [one of]watches the crowd enviously[or]sways slightly[or]hums along with the music[or]taps [zher] fingers in time[at random] from [zher] position beside the refreshment table.";

update the hall music;

if the locale type of the current room is "Church":

now the desc of the current person is "A [physical impression of the current person] [gr-age] [one of]sorts quietly through the wreckage[or]stands at the front of the room, seeming lost[or]paces quietly down the ruined aisle and back[or]gazes thoughtfully up at the [church windows][at random].";

if the locale type of the current room is "Greenhouse":

now the desc of the current person is "A [if the height of the current person is not average height][height of the current person], [end if] [physical impression of the current person] [gr-age] leans against the counter and [one of]inspects [zher] nails[or]hums softly to [zhim]self[or]watches you expressionlessly[or]trims the stems of a plant with a pair of [greenhouse shears][or]sorts through a stack of [greenhouse paperwork][at random].";

if the locale type of the current room is "Stadium":

now the desc of the current person is "Nearby, a [gr-age] [one of]howls for blood as [zhe] watches the events below[or]dips [zher] hand into [zher] popcorn again as [zhe] stares fixedly downward[or]sits with [zher] hands steepled under [zher] chin as [zhe] watches[at random].";

if the locale type of the current room is "Arcanum":

now the desc of the current person is "A [if the height of the current person is not average height][height of the current person] [end if] [gr-age] swathed in a [color preference of the current person] cloak [one of]sorts through papers on the counter[or]grinds something in a mortar behind the counter[or] inspects a row of bubbling test tubes[or]inscribes a series of runes on a piece of parchment behind the counter[or]shelves books one by one with deliberate motions[at random].";

if the locale type of the current room is "Tower":

now the desc of the current person is "A [physical impression of the current person] [gr-age] [one of]thumbs through a stack of papers[or]runs a fingertip idly across a scar on [zher] temple as [zhe] studies you[or]is going through a stack of documents one by one, first perusing and then signing each one[or]sits very straight in the chair nearby[at random].";

if the locale type of the current room is "Cemetary":

now the desc of the current person is "Huddled in a [color preference of the current person] wrap, a [if the height of the current person is not average height][height of the current person], [end if][build of the current person] [zhoman] [one of]stares at a headstone[or]leans tiredly against the trunk of a tree[or]wanders slowly down a path[or]watches you expressionlessly[at random].".