Damnatio Memoriae — 13 of 34

Emily Short

Release 6

Chapter 3 - Burning

A thing can be flammable or impervious. A thing is usually impervious. A thing can be fragile or sturdy. A thing is usually sturdy.

A thing has some text called fiery description. The fiery description of a thing is usually "[if impervious]catches impossible fire and turns into a cloud of thick, formed smoke before dissipating. The link too is gone, of course[otherwise]is consumed in phantom flames, and the link dies with it[end if]".

Instead of burning something flammable:

say "You set [the noun] on fire and are quickly rid of it.";

destroy the noun.

Instead of burning the Phaenomena:

say "You set fire to [the Phaenomena]; it burns very quickly and fiercely, the letters curling and fading. Years of work, and it will be gone in another minute. You tell yourself that you might one day recreate it, but you know you will not have the will to do all that again. The passion for such a project only comes once.";

destroy the noun.

Instead of burning the haystack when Clemens underlies the haystack:

say "You set [the noun] on fire, and it goes up with an impressive amount of smoke.";

destroy the noun;

say "[line break]Clemens is not in the best shape, in fact.";

destroy Clemens.

Instead of burning the player:

say "Surely there are more rapid and less ridiculous methods of suicide, if that is your chosen course."

Instead of burning something impervious:

say "[The noun] refuses to catch fire."

Instead of burning something flammable which affects something important (called the slave):

if the slave is impervious and the slave protects the noun:

say "[The noun] resists flame, thanks to its link with [the slave]." instead;

if the slave affects the noun:

say "[The noun] burns up. ";

destroy the noun;

if the slave is visible, say "[The slave] [the fiery description of the slave].";

destroy the slave.