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... you do not know how you got here. The last thing you remember is going out to eat at a fancy restaurant. Perhaps you were drugged. Perhaps you had a bad case of food poisoning and wandered off. Whatever the case may be, you are here now. Wherever here is.

There are three paths heading out of the cave.

One to the north, one to the northeast, and one to the southwest.

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...124 to run fleeing from the mountain. ...125 to use a rope to climb the cliff. ...126 to quickly cast "summon stairs." ...127 to dodge under the falling rocks.
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You empty your pockets. Curses! Your wallet is missing. However you do find this items:

1) One stick of unchewed sugar-free gum. Looks to be at least ten years old.
2) A book of twenty matches, two have been used.
3) A crumpled three-dollar bill. A gag gift you thought you had lost... guess it was in these pants all along.
4) A container of floss. Minty fresh!
5) A half-eaten pickle wrapped in the soggy remains of a map.
6) A Leatherman tool, with the serrated blade snapped off.

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At first glance you think the cave you are in is nothing special. It's carved out of rock. Dark rock. Probably igneous in nature. Might even be a type of basalt.

And then you look closer. There are carvings on the walls. Quite sophisticated carving too.

Over the passage to the north are ornate carvings of vines. There are no carving that are on either side of that passage.

The passage to the northeast has three stars carved above it.

Surrounding the passage to the southwest are swirls that have been rubbed with chalk, making them stand out starkly against the darker stone of the cave. These could be stylized swirls of water or air.

The wall to the east is a pile of rubble. There was a passage there at one time, but it is long gone. The wall has deteriorated to the point where the carving are no longer visible either.

The wall to the west shows a faded carving of someone lighting a torch. There is a bin on the floor under the carving that may have held torches at one time, but now only seems to hold dust.

The floor, however, is suspiciously clear of dust. You cannot tell what path you took to enter this cave.

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Walk southwest, through the passage with the stylised swirls.
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The path is as twisted as the swirls you so admired around the door. The whorls continue on the walls. As you continue on the path the white chalk becomes replaced with glowing luminescent bacteria that grows to fill the swirls. It pulses unevenly as you pass. You feel quite disoriented.

The path ends in a dark room. There is a strong breeze that brings hints of salt that remind you of the sea. You cannot see far into the room because you eyes have not yet readjusted from the light in the tunnel.

What you can see is a small chair by the west side of the door, just inside the room. To the east is a small table. You cannot be sure, but the table looks to be covered with the same patterns as the passageway. You are getting rather tired of looking at swirls. Or are the swirls making you tired...?

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Sit on the chair and wait for my eyes to readjust.
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You walk over to the chair and sit down.

It isn't long before you hear a thunderous CRACK and the chair breaks into pieces under you.

You are now sitting on the ground in the center of a pile of carved wood. It smells slightly aromatic.

As you sit on the ground your eyes adjust to the light. The room is much larger than you thought. There seems to be a large chasm that splits the room in two, but you can't be sure from your position - you would need to stand up in order to see it more clearly. On either end of the chasm are statues, one to the west and one to the east. You are closer to the one on the west, so you can make out that it is an androgynous form playing a flute. The one to the east is too far away to see clearly. There is also something you can't quite make out on the wall to the south.

However, what you can see quite clearly from down here is that something has been taped to the underside of the table.

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Take what ever is taped under the table.

Is it okay for the same person to give two commands in a row, or should I wait for someone else to give a command first?
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I'm fine with it - as long as the plot keeps moving!

You crawl over to the table, ignoring the wood scattered around you. Upon a closer inspection it looks like it is a chisel that is taped there. With clear packaging tape? Someone must have done this recently. You pry the tape off and take the chisel. It looks sharp. The handle is made of carved lapis lazuli. It looks rather fancy for a carving implement.

You have acquired a chisel! It has been added to your inventory.

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> EXAMINE THE STATUE TO THE EAST
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You crawl out from under the table and stand up, brushing off the bits of chair that still cling to you. From this height you can definitely see the room is split by a chasm.

Curious about the statue on the east, you walk closer to it.

The base is crumbling into the abyss below. Waves can be heard crashing against unseen rocks, from a distance far enough away to be hardly more than a muted roar. A salty mist seems to waft through the air.

As for the statue, it is in a sad state of disrepair. The hands are missing entirely. From the position of the arms, and the pursed lips on the face, it is likely that this statue also held a flute, similar to the other statue.

And while the base of the statue is crumbling away, there is just enough of the feet for you to make out that this statue was depicted crossing a bridge.

A quick look at the chasm shows that there is no bridge in sight.

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Examine the wall to the South.
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You have a feeling that to truly examine the wall, you would have to be next to it... and currently there is no way to cross the chasm.

Instead, you content yourself with looking at the wall from this side. Good thing you aren't nearsighted!

The first thing you notice is that there is another door leading to the southwest. Can cannot tell if this door also has carvings around it. However, the wall to the east of the door is covered with a painting.

It seems to be a painting of a giant map. Some of the rooms are faded, others stand out in stark relief. One has been vandalized, a large "X" covering the space where it should be. As your eyes wander over the wall, a room split by a chasm catches your eyes.

Why, it's a map of the entire cave complex! Surely, it holds the key to your escape! You follow what paths you can... and come to the conclusion that the only way to leave is to cross the chasm.

Just your luck.

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You walk away from the chasm and back to the pile of kindling that used to be a chair.

It is quite beautiful looking wood, come of think of it. It smells nice too. Rich tones of honey and pear permeate the wood. If you didn't know better, you would try to eat it.

Great. Now you feel like eating pears.

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> Take one piece of wood and throw in the direction of the chasm
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You search through the debris and pick a nice piece of wood - not too heavy, not to light.

You draw back your arm and throw it as hard as you can in the direction of the chasm. You watch as it flies through the air.

It hovers just over the chasm when a freak gust of icy wind meets it. The stick tumbles back towards you, hits the floor and rolls to a complete stop three feet away from the edge of the chasm. The stick is now rimed with frost.

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> Open inventory, compare the "soggy remains of a map" with the map on the wall
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You get a brilliant flash of insight!

Digging around in your pocket you extract the rather sad looking pickle and carefully peel the map off of it. You put the half-eaten pickle back in your pocket.

You have acquired the soggy remains of a map!

You do your best not to tear the fragile map as you fully unfold it. The bits that are still legible do indeed match the map on the wall! Unfortunately there are large splotches of pickle juice that have blurred some of the rooms.

Based on the map on the wall, the room you are in, and the passage you have walked through, you are able to get a rough idea where you are.

The soggy remains of a map also includes details that the map on the wall did not provide from this distance:

In this room, there is a bridge over the chasm. The center of the bridge is marked with a music note.
The room that led from the door surrounded by vines is marked with a flute.
The room that led from the door with three stars is marked with a sun.

Sadly, that is all you can get out of the map. Other than pickle juice. But you aren't hungry enough to lick the map. Not yet. You carefully fold it back up and put it in your pocket again.

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You walk over to the statue at the west. Here the effects of time seem to have removed the entire bottom half of the statue, which has slipped into the chasm. Luckily, the upper half of the body is fully intact.

The eyes of the statue are closed and the face shines with bliss as it plays the stone flute. The statue's long hair is carved to look like it is blowing around its head, mimicking the swirls on the passageway you took to get here. You also notice that the statue used to be painted - bits of blue can be found in the creases of the carved cloth around the torso.

You then pay particular attention to the flute. It is a part of the statue - carved from the same block of stone that makes up the arms, torso and head. There is no possible way to remove it from the statue unless you broke off the hands, and you feel this statue has suffered enough. The flute is covered with swirls and in the swirls are more faint traces of the blue paint.

You sigh and wish you could have experienced what the statue looked like in its heyday.

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You walk along the chasm looking for any sign of a bridge. Doesn't matter if it is stone, rope, wood, etc... and you do not see any. The bridge - if it ever existed - has long sense tumbled into the ocean below.

You ponder on the many ways you could cross. You kick a few pebbles over the edge, hoping to find an "invisible" bridge. They all are treated to a blast of cold air. Frozen pebbles are now scattered about the floor.

You figure that hypothermia isn't worth trying to walk on air either.

You faintly remember that there are other rooms to the northeast you can access - but those can't be important, right? Those rooms don't have a captivating chasm.

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