Earl of Purple wrote: ↑May 20, 2023 4:16 pm
Streets- Doll, June Result: 9
It's not much of a purse, if the bag is a purse. It's a small drawstring bag, and opening it reveals no sign of money or identification documents. Instead, it contains a collection of human teeth, mostly molars.
The doll is picked up! There's no name stitched into it, or other identifying marks besides its face, at least not visible outside its clothing. If June undressed it, she may find something. In the meantime, however, so long as the doll is in her possession she cannot get drunk or otherwise intoxicated, she's immune to all poisons and toxins, and she has no need to breathe. Although the way her breath is already controlled suggests that part of the effect is not useful anyway. The effect only works so long as the doll is physically in her possession; if she puts it down, the effect will stop working, but it doesn't need to be physically touching her to work. She could keep it in a pocket, a bag, or even a personal extra-dimensional space, and so long as she has it. If it leaves her possession, please let me know.
[Streets - Doll, June
June drops the 'purse' in surprise.
A bag full of teeth is very
She looks around, trying to see if anyone's watching. Did someone put the teeth here as some kind of trap? What about the dagger? And what's the doll got to do with it? she wonders.
Since it's not immediately
obvious who's behind this, June turns and puts her back to a wall, so she can get a better look around while she's looking at the doll. She's gotten this far! Might as well find to whom the doll belongs to, if she can.
As a matter of fact, she would ordinarily need to breath. The reason her breathing was intentional and well-controlled actually has nothing to do with 'pretending to breathe' and instead everything to do with 'focusing so hard on her breathing is pretty much the only way she can block out the cacophony of sensory assault that makes her notice every single thing nearby, even up to and including every smell, thought, feeling, light, written word, insect, gust of wind, ghost, sound, what's inside, what's under, ...everything
nearby' to the point where she easily gets a headache when in a public place like this and becomes unable to focus on anything. (Also, she frequently gets to the point where she can't tell the difference between what's a ghost and what's real, which can get understandably annoying sometimes.)
Actually, on that note, before finishing investigating the doll, she decides to take advantage of this sensory overload 'ability' just because - between the teeth and the dagger - she's not ruling out this being some kind of elaborate trap.
June stops focusing on her breathing and holds her breath.
A cacophony of everything
assaults her senses, and she tries quite hard to see if anyone is watching or waiting for her, like it's a trap. On the roof? Down the alley? Hiding over there by the street cart? ? ? ? ?
Normally, at this point, June would've felt the need to start breathing again.
But she doesn't feel that need, for some reason.
And so she keeps on searching for much longer than she intended.
And still doesn't need to breathe for some reason.
Eventually, though, she gets satisfied enough with checking for a trap, and decides to investigate the doll a bit more.
Of course, she realizes that if someone's name or address is stitched into the doll, it wouldn't be on the clothes. Instead, it would be on the body of the doll, so she starts checking under the burlap as much as she can, to see if she can find anything.