Damnatio Memoriae — 21 of 34

Emily Short

Release 6

Chapter 3 - The Wall-Painting

A thing can be real or pictorial. A thing is usually real.

The panel is scenery in the Water Study. Understand "pears" or "pear" or "three pears" or "green pears" or "picture" or "study" or "painting" as the panel. The description is "An innocent image[if the pitcher incriminates the player], except for the incriminating pitcher[end if]."

Before linking something to the panel, try linking the noun to the pitcher instead. Before linking the panel to something, try linking the pitcher to the second noun instead.

Before reverse linking something to the panel, try reverse linking the noun to the pitcher instead. Before reverse linking the panel to something, try reverse linking the pitcher to the second noun instead.

Before enslaving something to the panel, try enslaving the noun to the pitcher instead. Before enslaving the panel to something, try enslaving the pitcher to the second noun instead.

Before unlinking the panel, try unlinking the pitcher instead.

Include Case Management by Emily Short. [1]

The painted glass pitcher of water is part of the panel. It is pictorial. It is inscribed. The pitcher mentions the player. The pitcher incriminates the player. The description is "It is lovely, except for the symbol -- so perfectly, so clearly rendered on the glass of the pitcher -- of Venus Genetrix, ancestor of your family and source of your Art.

And lest there be any doubt, you had to add the letters [italic type][if the pitcher incriminates the player]AGRIPPA POSTUMUS[otherwise][a random person incriminated by the pitcher in caps][end if][if the pitcher incriminates the player and the pitcher incriminates Julia] ET JULIA ME FECERUNT[otherwise] ME FECIT[end if][roman type], scratched as though into the neck of the pitcher, but perfectly legible.

The whole thing is a demonstration-piece proving the skills of the Artisan. In this case, [the list of people who are incriminated by the pitcher].". Understand "water" or "pool" or "pool of water" or "venus" or "symbol" or "venus genetrix" or "shards of glass" or "shards" as the pitcher.

Instead of examining the ruined pitcher:

say "Poor thing, it's nothing but painted shards now."

The shattering description of the pitcher is "cracks silently, the painted water spilling in perfect resemblance of real water, the dangerous symbol of Venus Genetrix now illegible painted slivers; and then the link that controlled it is gone".

Note

[1]. This is a small extension that allows us to force printing in all caps or all lower-case; we will use it to make people's names occur properly in the pitcher description.