13th Nov 2019, 1:33 PM
Go to bed

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Go to bed
Before shutting everything down and going to bed, you check online to see how your videos are doing.

It's... going okay.

You double check that all the house's entrances are locked, you brush your teeth


and you go to bed.


























You wake up to the sound of splashing on the floor.






You wake up in your bed




but not in your room.









Just as your eyes begin to focus, part of the ceiling breaks with a loud crash. Black-green sludge begins pouring into the room, like water but... thicker. It coats the floor in an instant, reaching about ankle height in seconds.

Aside from you and your bed, the only things you can see in this room are a door and a bookshelf. There are no windows, vents, or other exits, save for a small port with iron bars in the door--and that's far too small to fit through. The whole thing reminds you of a prison cell, one that's uh... poorly equipped to deal with flooding.



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13th Nov 2019, 2:09 PM
Might as well look out the barred opening.
13th Nov 2019, 2:10 PM
Wait are we in the game now?
13th Nov 2019, 6:24 PM
13th Nov 2019, 2:13 PM
Not much to do but check things, I guess. First try the door - both looking through the window and checking if it isn't unlocked, just in case.
(Also, maybe use our key for the door? If this is some kind of dream, that might work.)
Then if we can't get out of the dangerous situation look for clues and helpfull stuff in the bookcase.
13th Nov 2019, 2:14 PM
(And one day I'm going to remember to add my name to the top instead of having to reply to my own comments.)
13th Nov 2019, 2:16 PM
Leafia_Barrett
Oh. Well, this is, um. Awkward. First things first, the room is flooding, so we should probably get that door open if possible. If it's not unlocked, try using our housekey.
13th Nov 2019, 2:18 PM
Kumondo
Before anyone gets too excited with sugestions, you can click on an couple of the things on the page for a closer look, namely the book case and the door in the text. This is an interactive page.

Edit: Also, this is as good a time as any to give a plug for the discord! It's friendly, free and you can discuss how to solve puzzles like this in real time with other readers! The link is in the sidebar.
13th Nov 2019, 3:21 PM
In case anyone is confused like I was, the interactable stuff is now the *text,* not the images. Look for bold text to click on.
13th Nov 2019, 2:18 PM
Try 91 14 60 44 on the door, perhaps?
13th Nov 2019, 2:20 PM
Portal In Time
Let's read the spines of the books. If Mathbird is right and we're in a game, those might be the tutorial. If not, we can see if we can gleam any information on why we're here in a shoddy prison?

Nevermind, the page is interactive! I wasn't expecting that. Let's just push the bookshelf on its side and hold onto it to stay afloat in this not-water.
13th Nov 2019, 6:32 PM
+1 to that if we cannot figure out the combination, assuming that getting the combination correct even opens the door. If it doesn't open the door, this will be a good back up plan.
13th Nov 2019, 2:20 PM
Okay, read the links now.
Try 91, 14, 01, 60, 44 in that order?
13th Nov 2019, 2:22 PM
13th Nov 2019, 2:27 PM
13th Nov 2019, 2:34 PM
Kumondo
As good a place as any to start. +1
13th Nov 2019, 3:44 PM
Lunar Waffles
+1 if not that then 01, 91, 44, 60, 14?
13th Nov 2019, 9:48 PM
Akasha
yeah, giving a +1 to trying out 91-14-13-60-44
13th Nov 2019, 3:58 PM
Heroshima
+1, then look out the port if it doesn't work.
13th Nov 2019, 4:28 PM
If this doesn't work, we might try replacing 01 with 13 because the "mi" part of "midori" can mean 3, so UNO MIdori would be 1 3.
13th Nov 2019, 7:12 PM
Welp I have located/read the about page, and... welp. It'll be fine, we (probably) won't die (hopefully)

+1
14th Nov 2019, 3:32 AM
YetiOlwen
Just as a little note gold's atomic number is 79. So that could be the first number as it's first on the shelf, or the last one because "at the gold end"
13th Nov 2019, 2:27 PM
At the rate the room is filling we may only have one chance to check the bookshelf. I say do that first. If anything stands out, grab it.
13th Nov 2019, 2:33 PM
But before we worry about that silly flooding "problem," let's grab that "U No Midori" book and have a good read, as Skullrama suggested on the Discord (link is http://discord.gg/zdV4fz2)
13th Nov 2019, 2:35 PM
Oh, you actually posted this here as a real suggestion.

....Now I'm obligated to +1 it.

+1
13th Nov 2019, 6:25 PM
Yeah, let's do that!!
Also if we have a phone let's get it out and check messages
13th Nov 2019, 3:59 PM
Hari_Seldon
Does anyone want to carry away a few books? We don't have a backpack but you can hold a few books in your hands.
13th Nov 2019, 4:02 PM
Search the bed for keys. Check your inventory for keys. Search the bookshelf, possibly for keys.
It seems like there's a board or something next you your bed- could you use that as a paddle, or will you have to swim for it? Avoid swimming/getting wet if possible, though it's not priority.
Check the ceiling to make sure nothing else is coming in after you.
Consider potential of meeting datable demons.
Become excited?
13th Nov 2019, 4:25 PM
um this goes without saying but check your bed and check the bookshelf
13th Nov 2019, 4:33 PM
In reference to 'It Waits Below' - why don't we check the little space under the bookshelf, between the legs? It's filled with goop-slime, but we could feel around there real quick - there might be a missing book or something.
13th Nov 2019, 4:37 PM
We should also check the bed - blankets, underneath it, etcetera. The book 'Where did she sleep' may be referencing the location of another clue rather than one of the numbers directly.
13th Nov 2019, 4:42 PM
Lunar Waffles
+1 to both Skullramas comments
13th Nov 2019, 4:44 PM
Agreed, checking under the pillow especially is Escape Room 101. If we don't have enough time to check the whole bed, at *least* under the pillow is absolutely necessary.
13th Nov 2019, 11:51 PM
13th Nov 2019, 5:24 PM
Kumondo
There's a part of me that want's to do anything BUT look under stuff, considering the book titled "Death Wears Blue" and the BLUE book titled "It Waits Below". But if there are any further clues to be found then we're going to need them.

Ultimately though, we need decisive action far more than waffling on what to do and second guessing ourselves, so go ahead and search, with a +1 to caution, and I reserve the right to "I told you so" if we find that death waits below.
13th Nov 2019, 5:49 PM
Xylas_Incarnum
Huh, combination lock on the door and there is... yeah just about five books that have numbers if that pink book on the bottom shelf is included as a 0. The time listed on the cover of "the length of a minute" might count as two though. got 91, 14, and 44 off the covers otherwise.
13th Nov 2019, 6:30 PM
Before we try putting in any combinations, we should determine what out limitations for inputs are. Does each of the number inputs have a range of 00 - 99? If not, then what is the range? Also, what does the sludge feel like? Glue? Syrup? Oatmeal? Tree sap? How much thicker is thicker? I ask because it'll affect how quickly we can move about the room, and thus how many attempts we'll get.
13th Nov 2019, 6:37 PM
Xylas_Incarnum
right, let's crack open that "Me & My .44" book, 's big enough to have a .44 hand gun and some ammo in it.
14th Nov 2019, 1:09 AM
YetAnother
+1
Who knows when we'll have to hold dream monsters at gunpoint.
13th Nov 2019, 8:43 PM
Limrix
Wow, is our house cursed? Our house is cursed, isn't it. At least it was cheap.
14th Nov 2019, 2:02 AM
"Do you ever feel your colors are fading
Like your world might combust
Do the voices in your head make you crazy
When they're the only ones you trust"
Head-butt the door. Maybe it will wake us up. Maybe.