Puzzle Boxes

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    the Twilight puzzle box is a puzzle box. It is locked. The description is "A small rectangular construct of wood, with images inlaid on its faces: [Mount Fuji], [torii gate], [bamboo grove], [dense woods], [river inlet], [standing crane], [marsh reeds], [shoin house], [stooped peasant], [burdened ox], [junk boat], and [cherry tree]."

    A puzzle side called Mount Fuji is part of Twilight puzzle box. It is switched on. The description is "Dominant, purple and white, broad, massive even from a distance."

    A puzzle side called torii gate is part of Twilight puzzle box. It is switched on. The description is "Bright red borders of paths to holy places."

    A puzzle side called bamboo grove is part of Twilight puzzle box. It is switched on. The description is "Engraved swaying in a captured wind."

    A puzzle side called dense woods is part of Twilight puzzle box. It is switched on. The description is "Hardwoods lightly taken for building material."

    A puzzle side called river inlet is part of Twilight puzzle box. It is switched on. The description is "A delta of grey rippled waves."

    A puzzle side called standing crane is part of Twilight puzzle box. It is switched on. The description is "Bright white, standing solemnly with tucked foot."

    A puzzle side called marsh reeds is part of Twilight puzzle box. It is switched on. The description is "Tan and dense where waves lap land."

    A puzzle side called shoin house is part of Twilight puzzle box. It is switched on. The description is "Refuge and solace from hard farm work."

    A puzzle side called stooped peasant is part of Twilight puzzle box. It is switched on. The description is "Bent and haggard, weary from planting paddies."

    A puzzle side called burdened ox is part of Twilight puzzle box. It is switched on. The description is "Bright white bony shoulders balance a yoke of fresh water."

    A puzzle side called junk boat is part of Twilight puzzle box. It is switched on. The description is "A segmented yellow sail floating above grey ripples."

    A puzzle side called cherry tree is part of Twilight puzzle box. It is switched on. The description is "Pink with fragrant blossoms."

    Definition: the Twilight puzzle box is primed if burdened ox is switched off.

    Definition: the Twilight puzzle box is arranged if cherry tree is switched off.

    [switched off means put out of default position]
    Instead of an actor pushing a puzzle side (called side) part of the Twilight puzzle box (this is the moving Twilight puzzle side rule):
    if the Twilight puzzle box is open begin;
    say "It won't move.";
    stop the action;
    end if;
    if side is switched off begin;
    silently try switching on the side;
    say "The [side] shifts to its initial arrangement.";
    otherwise;
    silently try switching off the side;
    say "The [side] shifts to another position.";
    end if.

    Primed Twilight is a recurring scene.

    Primed Twilight begins when Twilight puzzle box is primed and Twilight puzzle box is locked.

    When Primed Twilight begins:
    say "Something shifts inside the [Twilight puzzle box]."

    Primed Twilight ends when Twilight puzzle box is not primed and Twilight puzzle box is closed.

    When Primed Twilight ends:
    say "Something shifts inside the [Twilight puzzle box]."

    Unlocked Twilight is a recurring scene.

    Unlocked Twilight begins when Twilight puzzle box is arranged and Twilight puzzle box is locked and Primed Twilight has happened.

    When Unlocked Twilight begins:
    say "Something shifts inside the [Twilight puzzle box].";
    now Twilight puzzle box is unlocked.

    Unlocked Twilight ends when Twilight puzzle box is not arranged and Twilight puzzle box is closed.

    When Unlocked Twilight ends:
    say "Something shifts inside the [Twilight puzzle box].";
    now the Twilight puzzle box is locked.

    Puzzle Boxes ends here.