Louvre It or Leave It

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Louvre It or Leave It
Louvre It or Leave It

You wander deeper into the gallery, and find yourself at a dead-end, standing in front of a large black-and-white lithograph that depicts what can only be described as an explosion in a stairway factory. Stairs crisscross the space at impossible angles, cunningly drawn as to seem almost photo-realistic while maintaining a degree of optical illusion that makes your eyes cross.

Someone has placed a small set of steps at the base of the drawing, as though inviting you to step up into it for a quick trip to Migraine Headache Land.


Enter the drawing

Pass on by

You wisely step away from the headache-inducing, almost-definitely-containing-a-maze, hyphen-overusing painting.

If you've traversed the violet fog maze:

You wisely step away from the headache-inducing, almost-definitely-containing-a-maze, hyphen-overusing painting. You've had enough of the mazes inside your own head anyways.

Adventures


Relativity (Start)
Relativity (Start)
  • Take the stairs up
  • Take the stairs down
  • Take the stairs sideways

Relativity 1
Relativity 1
  • Take the stairs up
  • Take the stairs down
  • Take the stairs sideways

Relativity 2
Relativity 2
  • Take the stairs up
  • Take the stairs down
  • Take the stairs sideways

Relativity 3
Relativity 3
  • Take the stairs up
  • Take the stairs down
  • Take the stairs sideways

The Scream
The Scream
  • Take the stairs up
  • Take the stairs down
  • Take the stairs sideways

The Birth of Venus
The Birth of Venus
  • Take the stairs up
  • Take the stairs down
  • Take the stairs sideways

Piet Mondrian
Piet Mondrian
  • Take the stairs up
  • Take the stairs down
  • Take the stairs sideways

Nighthawks
Nighthawks
  • Take the stairs up
  • Take the stairs down
  • Take the stairs sideways

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
  • Take the stairs up
  • Take the stairs down
  • Take the stairs sideways

The Last Supper
The Last Supper
  • Take the stairs up
  • Take the stairs down
  • Take the stairs sideways

The Persistence of Memory
The Persistence of Memory
  • Take the stairs up
  • Take the stairs down
  • Take the stairs sideways

The Creation of Adam
The Creation of Adam
  • Take the stairs up
  • Take the stairs down
  • Take the stairs sideways

The Death of Socrates
The Death of Socrates
  • Take the stairs up
  • Take the stairs down
  • Take the stairs sideways

The Hay Wain
  • Item Drops: none
  • Meat Drops: 0
  • Substat Gain: up to 300 Strengthliness (see notes)

The Starry Night
  • Item Drops: none
  • Meat Drops: 0
  • Substat Gain: 3*mainstat + 1 (max 200) Mysteriousness

Dogs Playing Poker
  • Item Drops: none
  • Meat Drops: 0
  • Substat Gain: 3*mainstat + 1 (max 200) Sarcasm

The Luncheon on the Grass
  • Item Drops: Manetwich
  • Meat Drops: 0
  • Substat Gain: 0

Luncheon of the Boating Party

Bedroom in Arles

Occurs in The Haunted Gallery.

Notes

  • This adventure is incredibly similar to the Violet Fog adventure, and the directions leading from one painting to another vary from person to person and ascension to ascension. A few subtle differences are present, however - once you enter the painting, you must wander around until you find a result, and you have no choice but to take the results given. The Louvre Map page will help you map your own maze, allowing you to get to the result of your choice.
  • The Stat gains from the Louvre scale based on your unbuffed main stat.
  • You will gain (3x mainstat + 1) Moxie or Mysticality substat, to a maximum of 200.
  • When receiving the Muscle boost, if your mainstat is 66 or less, you gain (4x mainstat - 2) Muscle substat; with 67 or more mainstat, you get (mainstat + 200) substat, up to a maximum of 300.

References

  • The Louvre is a world-famous art museum in Paris, France. Displayed within are pieces of art such as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Ironically enough, not a single piece of art referenced in this adventure is housed in the Louvre.
  • The name if this adventure could be a reference to the Jiffy Lube slogan "Lube it or lose it." More likely, however, it is just a reference to the common phrase "Love it or Leave it."
  • The adventure could also be a reference to Owzer's mansion in Final Fantasy VI, where the characters must work their way through a haunted art gallery to rescue Relm.
  • The painting depicted is M. C. Escher's Relativity -- see the various Relativity adventures for specific references.
  • "Explosion in a stairway factory" is a reference to Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, a Marcel Duchamp painting famously described as an "explosion in a shingle factory".