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Emily Short

Release 5

Section 4 - Heritage Corner

The Heritage Corner is east of the Fair and southeast of Park Center. It is proper-named. "This patch of the town square has been paved over in [octagonal bricks] and is commonly used for displays of traditional dancing: over-50 women in home-made embroidered aprons, skipping arm-in-arm and jumping over broomsticks[one of].

No, there aren't any here [i]now[/i]. But trust me. It's an unforgettable sight[or][stopping]."

Rule for distantly describing Heritage Corner:

say "That way is the bricked-over portion of the town square, sometimes used for exhibitions of regional dance. Today it is less populated than most of the Square[if the location is the Fair]. Beyond Heritage Corner to the east is the hostel where you stowed some important gear[end if]."

A diorama table is fixed in place in Heritage Corner. It is a supporter. "Under a bit of [diorama-shelter] in the corner, [a diorama table] shows scenes from local history, rotated out each week. This week's diorama represents the first sitting of the Committee for the New Orthodox Orthography." Understand "diorama" or "scene" or "dioramas" or "shelter" or "scenes" or "local history" or "history" as the diorama table.

The description of the diorama table is "The patriotic scene is set against the backdrop of the Bureau's buildings ca. 1895, where the committee first met, but the historians have included a bit of the building exterior to show that the meetings were conducted under army guard. The writing of dictionaries has not always been bloodless[if the army is not on the diorama table and the members are not on the diorama table]. Both army and members are missing[otherwise if the army is not on the diorama table]. The army has been removed[otherwise if the members are not on the diorama table and the member is on the diorama table]. The members have been reduced to a single [member][otherwise if the members are not on the diorama table]. The members have been removed[end if].". Understand "backdrop" or "setting" or "buildings" or "bureau" or "bureau's" or "building" or "scenery" as the diorama table.

The diorama-shelter is part of the diorama table. The printed name is "shelter". Understand "shelter" or "bit" or "bit of" or "clear" or "plastic" or "hood" as the diorama-shelter. The description is "Little more than a clear plastic hood to protect the diorama beneath."

Check waving the letter-remover at diorama-shelter when the current setting of the letter-remover is "s":

say "The device buzzes, puzzled. You can't make 'helter' without a bit of 'skelter.'" instead.

Instead of pushing something which is on the diorama table:

if the noun is the army:

say "[You] form the army into [one of]Roman-style formations[or]a fierce defensive line[or]a cheerleading pyramid[at random].";

otherwise:

say "[You] inventively reposition [the noun] [one of]to the outside of the meeting chamber[or]to be on the walls of the meeting chamber[at random]."

Report putting something on the diorama table:

if the noun is the members or the noun is the army or the noun is the member:

say "[You] restore [the noun] to [its-their] rightful position." instead;

otherwise:

say "[You] add [unless the noun is plural-named]an [end if]incongruous [noun] to the scene." instead;

Some members are naughty-sounding things on the diorama table. The description is "Mostly men and a few women, sternly dressed and with solemn expressions." Understand "committee" as the members.

An army is a thing on the diorama table. The description of the army is "A collection of soldier figurines in blue uniforms."

A description-concealing rule:

if the army is on the diorama table:

now the army is not marked for listing;

if the members are on the diorama table:

now the members are not marked for listing.

Definition: a thing is diorama-appropriate:

if it is the member:

yes;

if it is the members:

yes;

if it is the army:

yes;

no.

The diorama follow-on rule is listed before the examine supporters rule in the carry out examining rules.

This is the diorama follow-on rule:

if the noun is not the diorama table:

make no decision;

if the diorama table does not support anything which is not diorama-appropriate:

if the diorama table does not support anything:

say "The scenery appears to have been hot-glued in place.";

otherwise:

say "[The list of things on the diorama table] [if at least two things are on the diorama table]are[otherwise]is[end if] movable, but the rest of the scenery appears to have been hot-glued in place.";

rule succeeds.

The bakery is a facade in Heritage Corner. It fronts south. It is scenery. Understand "bakery" or "baker" as the bakery. The description is "It's closed today and so there are no products on display, since nothing was baked this morning. But on any other day the windows would be stocked with round and oblong loaves, olive bread, crescent pastries, and a traditional specialty, a kind of savory muffin studded with pine nuts.".

Instead of going south in Heritage Corner:

say "That way lies a bakery closed for Serial Comma Day. [run paragraph on]";

carry out the listing exits activity.

Rule for listing exits when in Heritage Corner:

if boldening is true:

say "The park continues to the [b]north[/b] and [b]west[/b]; to the [b]east[/b] is [if the hostel is unvisited]a backpackers['] [hostel-exterior] where you've stayed recently and where you stowed the rest of your important possessions[otherwise]the [hostel-exterior][end if].";

else:

say "The park continues to the north and west; to the east is [if the hostel is unvisited]a backpackers['] [hostel-exterior] where you've stayed recently and where you stowed the rest of your important possessions[otherwise]the [hostel-exterior][end if].";

The hostel-exterior is a facade in Heritage Corner. It is scenery. The printed name is "hostel". The description is "It's a narrow brick townhouse with only one or two rooms on each floor, and silly ornamental brickwork up near the skyline. The label over the entrance merely announces a generic hostel, without the dignity of a name." Understand "hostel" or "sign" or "townhouse" or "silly brickwork/bricks" or "ornamental brickwork/bricks" or "silly ornamental brickwork/bricks" or "brickwork" or "narrow" or "brick" or "backpacker's" or "backpackers'" or "backpacker" as the hostel-exterior. Understand "bricks" as the hostel-exterior when we are examining hostel-exterior. The hostel-exterior fronts east.

The octagonal bricks are scenery in Heritage Corner. The description is "Alternating with square bricks of a slightly darker shade of maroon. Nothing about this seems remotely significant." Understand "ground" or "paving" or "floor" as the octagonal bricks.