trellising

And He it is who causes gardens to grow, [both] trellised and untrellised, and palm trees and crops of different [kinds of] food and olives and pomegranates, similar and dissimilar. Eat of [each of] its fruit when it yields and give its due [zakah] on the day of its harvest. And be not excessive. Indeed, He does not like those who commit excess. #Quran 6:141

On Tuesday night at Resilient Roots Farm in Camden, New Jersey, Co Phuong shares her peppers with Chris and his/our parents, Demalda and Rufus, who run a community farm in North Tulsa, Oklahoma (the same neighborhood where Terence Crutcher was killed on Friday by police, #restinpeace and #stopkillingblackpeople). Resilient Roots is an amazing garden run by Vietnamese elders in partnership with area youth, and filled with trellises heavy with winter melons, bitter melons, luffa, and so on - one of the more inspirational places on earth. #resilientrootsfarm #vietlead #communityfarm #communitygarden (at Camden, New Jersey)

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0139: Climb in through a window on the upper floor, and be sneaky.

0139: resist the urge to do anything to the butler and go through the window

0139: See if there is a convenient, and sturdy enough to climb, trellis of white roses that leads to an equally convenient unlocked window.

You take a second to suppress the urge to throttle that butler the next time you see him, before deciding to climb up to one of the windows. There is no easy ways up, like trellises or ladders, but there are indents in the wall that you can use for handholds, and you can also use Crescent Rose as a pick.

You choose to ascend the wall on the west side of the building, as that way you are sheltered from the wind coming from the east. The climb is hard, on account of the scale of the building, but you manage to get up to the ground floor window after a few minutes of climbing. As a stroke of luck, the window is open, so you slip inside easily.

You find yourself in an enormous dining hall. Opulent doesn’t even begin to describe it, as everything around you seems to be forged out of silver and diamond (or perhaps ice, its hard to tell). Most of the furniture in the room is human sized, except for one seat at the end of the table which towers fifty feet above the rest. You really hope that you don’t meet whatever sits in that chair…

In any case, you currently have two options available to you. You can either explore the house, or find somewhere in this room to wait and hide. You’re not sure what you’ll be waiting for exactly, but you do feel pretty drained after that long trek, so some rest might do you good.

Of course, doing a little exploration to figure out exactly what is up with this mysterious mansion could prove to be interesting. You will need to be careful to stay out of sight of any of the mansion’s residents though…

What do you do?

  • Wait here and rest
  • Explore the kitchens
  • Explore the performance hall
  • Explore the study
  • Explore the bedrooms
  • Explore the conservatory
  • Explore the basement
  • Other (please specify)

The number is 0140

AN: It should be noted that Ruby doesn’t actually know the layout of the mansion. The list of rooms is simply for your convenience.

Also: I’m starting university tomorrow. Consequently updates will slow down. I’ll try to get one out per day, but that depends on workload.