Stairway To Heaven



Encounter Conditions


Initial Text

From here, you can see a set of stairs stretching up towards where the upper floors will be. They're not exactly great stairs. Calling them "cobbled together" would be a kindness.

At least for the moment, they do seem to be standing, even if they don't look particularly safe or even lead anywhere yet.

Summary of Choices

  1. Extend them upwards - without bricks: gain 4 XP Perception; otherwise: 4 XP Reflexes and Strength, help build
  2. Patch with some Polysteel (with polysteel) - gain 4 XP in Perception, lose 1? polysteel
  3. Prop with a Dorm Support (with dorm support) - gain 6 XP in Strength, lose 1? dorm support
  4. Smash them - various, better with destruction implements equipped
  5. Plant some dynamite (with dynamite) - destroy some walls, lose 1 dynamite
  6. Leave them be - walk away

Choice Text and Results

Extend them upwards

Without Bricks:

These stairs have been built largely out of repurposed bricks. You don't see any more around, though.

You've earned 4 XP in Perception

With Bricks:

You add some repurposed bricks to the stairs. It's hard work, carrying them up from the ground floor, but you manage to make some progress.

You've earned 4 XP in Reflexes

You've earned 4 XP in Strength

Patch with some Polysteel

Yeah, these bricks are a right mess, but you manage to do some basic repairs melting polysteel over the obvious cracks. It's not perfect, but at least they won't collapse.
You've earned 4 XP in Perception

Prop with a Dorm Support

The old dorm support is twisted and a bit uneven, but you manage to wedge it in under the stairs. Even with the damage the support's taken, it makes you feel better having it there.

You've earned 6 XP in Strength

Smash them

You batter at the stairs and, although it's mostly the thought that counts, you don't make much progress.

With The Hammer's Sledge:

You bring your sledge down on the stairs again and again, but most of the work goes into chipping through some polysteel patches.

You've earned 6 XP in Strength

With Battered Crowbar:

You pry apart the jigsaw puzzle of stairs, sending several chunks crashing to the ground, including the polysteel that had been used to patch them.

You've earned 4 XP in Strength

Plant some dynamite

You plant the dynamite and run. It explodes with an echoing retort, taking out one of the stair's supports and bringing down a noticeable section.

See Walk Away

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