You are in your laboratory. It is full of arcane [[equipment->Equipment]]. The [[storage room]] is to the east. (if: $skylightOpen is true)[The [[skylight]] above you is open, and rain is pouring in.](else:)[The [[skylight]] above you is closed, which is a good thing, because it's raining quite hard right now.]
The drumming rainfall and intermittent thunder almost obscure the pounding upon the [[laboratory door]].
(if: $haveReagents is true)[You are carrying your packets of reagents.]You know what all of this stuff does. It's useful to you. Even if it does things the designers never imagined. It's scattered all over your [[lab->Lab]].This is where you store the [[materials]] and [[reagents]] you use to conduct your experiments. The only door leads back to your [[lab->Lab]].(if: $skylightOpen is true)[The skylight is open, and rain is pouring in. You could [[close->Close Window]] it, if you like.](else:)[On sunny days you [[open->Open Window]] this window to let air and light into your [[lab->Lab]]. This is not one of those days.]All the (link: "parts")[human body parts] you need are here. Soon you'll be ready to hook them up in the [[lab->Lab]].These are the chemicals that you need to bring your creation to life. They're all measured out into paper packets, ready for the experiment to proceed.
You can [[take the reagents into the lab->take reagents]], but maybe there's [[something else->storage room]] you need to do first.The door is locked, and you've lowered the sturdy oaken bar as well. And you've shifted some cabinets in front of the door too, just in case. You're not sure who is out there pounding on the door, but you're pretty sure you don't want them in your [[lab->Lab]].It's storming out there! Are you sure you want to do this?
[[Yes->Confirm Open Window]]
[[No->Cancel Open Window]](set: $skylightOpen to true)
They said you were mad. Maybe they were right.
Rain is pouring into your [[lab->Lab]].Good idea. That last lighting strike was pretty close. A lightning strike in your [[lab->Lab]] could be disastrous!(if: $skylightOpen is true)[If these packets get wet, they'll be ruined. It would be crazy to take them into the [[lab->Lab]] right now. You might be mad, but you're not crazy.](else:)[(set: $haveReagents to true)You [[return to the lab->Lab]], reagent packets in hand.](set: $skylightOpen to false)
(set: $haveReagents to false)
You're not actually mad. But the weather is unsettling. And the pounding on the door is starting to give you a headache. Fortunately, you're in your happy place: preparing for the final test of your experiment, in your [[laboratory->Lab]].(set: $openSkylight = false)
I'm glad you've come to your senses. Somewhat.
Fortunately, the warmth radiating from your equipment is already starting to dry out the [[lab->Lab]].