An invitation to a party appears on various university billboards inviting people to the Kappa Alpha Frat house located in the mostly finished Castle Commonwealth mall on the edge of town. The notice instructs people to follow the access road at 67 Lost Nation drive and enter through the back door and promises that signs will be posted to guide people to the party itself.
"I'm trying to decide whether we should prioritize exploring outside or down in the mall. Any thoughts?"
"Jossjossjoss," Rex skids into the kitchen, nearly runs into Alice but manages to evade her skillfully and bounds over to Joss. "The sky is green." He sounds far more excited than worried.
Joss reaches over to scritch the back of Rex's neck. "I think that's a vote for outside," she comments amused.
Alice smiles at Rex's open enthusiasm. "Works for me. Do you want some breakfast Rex?"
"Food?" Rex turns to Alice, still very human ears literally perking up. "Food!"
"This one ain't going to turn down food," Joss says with a grin.
Rex shrugs. "Please?" he adds.
"There's cereal, milk and eggs. If you want anything fancier I think we're going to need to get ingredients from the mall. There's also leftovers from last night."
"Leftovers will do!" Rex declares happily. "...Did someone move them to the fridge?"
Joss smiles. At least one of them is still enthusiastic.
Alice smiles too. "I put them away before going to bed last night."
"Smart move," Rex grins, going to investigate the fridge. He acquires some food and moves over to lean next to Joss to eat it. "We got a plan?"
"Nothing too specific just yet. I think our main priority is to explore more, between your excitement and the benefits of exploring outside while there's daylight it's probably best to explore outside first. We should also explore the mall and figure out whether there's anything important in the computers."
Zahn walks in. "I spent a little time on the computer last night and some more when I woke up. It let me take some brief training and a test and now I can turn on the teleporter disguised as an elevator. That doesn't let us go home without knowing the code for home but it's something. There's also training to operate the clinic room, to manage the greenhouse and to manage the access lists for what the computer calls our home complex. It says that job requires the agreement of a plurality of residents."
"The elevator thing sounds like a good start. I'm not sure how we could find a code for home though. I'm not sure how much time I want to spend learning how to use this place but someone should probably figure out how to use the clinic."
"...Do you think it might let us skip between the different addresses that were...back at the entrance point?"
"Maybe, that would be useful. The security role says that it lets you control who is allowed to visit you via elevator though and I don't know what the default setting is."
Tamaris wanders in at that moment, somehow managing to have the state of 'artfully ruffled' even though one would think her hair would be a complete mess. "Morning," she greets them all with a wave. "What's this about visiting via the elevators?"
"Apparently they're teleporters?" Rex says. "How cool is that?!"
"It's pretty cool. From what I read I get the sense that there's a lot of them around."
"Too many possibilities to brute force?"
"You could cover the planet with teleporters and not run out of addresses."
"Hm," Tamaris hums, stealing a bite of food from Rex's plate. "D'you reckon we'll get lucky and the addresses are origin point and destination? Or is that not how it works?"
"The Stargate addressing system made no sense. I don't think this will be similarly bizarre."