Post by Liou on Oct 28, 2022 18:10:19 GMT -5
Aw, you should have known that pumpkin maze would leave you with patches of goop clinging to that nice part of your costume. You guess you can still finish the night like this, but it is a pity about your costume.
Fortunately there is a laundromat in this next street!
Unfortunately it sounds quite busy. The high-pitched wailing you can hear from a block away does not bode well - what kind of washing machine makes that kind of noise?
Oh look, the door is decorated for Halloween. Maybe you could at least get treats, or even coupons. You peek in through the open door.
The ambient purple light washes over your head as you do so; it is bathing an orange-walled interior with a floor tiled in teal, and filtering out the colour from the tall potted plants that claim the corners.
Any other parts of the decor are hidden by the crowd jammed in there, of ghosts, skeletons, vampires and other spooks and fair folk all in a tizzy. Nobody seems to agree on whose laundry is whose, and whenever one attempts to check one machine, they are rebuffed by another patron!
One machine is open and spewing copious neon pink suds - you're pretty sure they've formed a cackling head - that have oozed all over the place. Watch your step.
Other machines seem to be blocked by queuing ghosts, with the one at the start of the line appearing to hand out tickets. Inside the machines, you can make out glowing ghostly faces spinning rapidly in the laundry. That would be the source of the loud wailing you could hear from outside.
Perhaps your excellent detective skills, honed by years of forum roleplays with secret roles and puzzles, could help you put some order into this mess, and earn you some extra treats.
> Pick a machine to investigate with a number between 1 and 12,
> hang out with some aforementioned spooks.