Meditation System Instructions

In order to use the Hospes Lategum meditation system, you need to:

  1. Purchase the MD Pod Prisoner uniform. It is available in the uniform fitting room. You don't need to wear the skin that comes with it, but you do need to wear the vision restricter HUD and helmet. Make copies of the helmet and HUD and wear those; there are some failure modes of the system that will require you to start with a replacement helmet and HUD. For this same reason, it's a good idea to back up your helmet regularly (detach it, then make a copy), at the very least as you achieve each new level. Edit the helmet while you're wearing it, move it up above your collar, and make it 100% transparent. If you are an experienced MD pod prison user, start with a new level 0 helmet.If your hair is separate, you will need to Add it and the helmet, most likely.
  2. Wear your complete uniform. This is true in general inside the bunker, but especially so in the meditation pod, as the uniform keeps the latex from sticking to your skin.
  3. Use the avatar lock built into your Hospes Lategum collar to lock your complete avatar. Touch the collar, select Apps, then Avatar Lock. You may also touch your HUD and select Avatar Lock to get to the same menu. Now, select Lock All. If you don't do this, the pod will strip you naked and hairless when it locks.
  4. Enter the meditation room and stand on the circular platform. Touch the control panel (to the right as you walk in). Tell it to display an empty pod, then select imprison, then your name, then how long you wish to spend in meditation. The minimum and maximum times will depend on your helmet's level, which in turn depends on how much time you've spent in a pod before. It's a really good idea to not try to do it all in one shot, especially at higher levels. 24 hours is the recommended maximum meditation time. If you are using an AO that overrides your sits, turn it off before you select the time period.
  5. The pod will pick you up, dim your vision, and lock you inside before carrying you down to the cavern where you will meditate. As you get to the bottom of the shaft, the pod will fill with latex up to your chin.
  6. Do not attempt to communicate while in the pod in any manner. You will not be able to speak, hear, or send or receive IMs. You will be able to see emotes; you will be able to send them as well, but do not do so except in a dire emergency, as that will extend your parole time (discussed below).
  7. The most important thing to remember is that you must remain logged into Second Life for the entire duration of your meditation time. If you log out - or are logged out by a sim restart or a crash - your parole time will be extended.
  8. When your meditation time expires, the pod will automatically return to the platform. On the way up, the latex will drain out. When it reaches the platform, the pod will release you and go back to storage. You will then begin your parole time. During this time, you may move around and receive IMs, but all of the other restrictions of the pod remain in place. The default parole time is 45 seconds. However, if you emoted while in the pod or on parole, the parole time is extended by the number of minutes of your helmet's level for each emote. If you were logged out while supposed to be in the pod, the parole time is extended by 150% of the time you were logged out when you should have been logged in. For example, if you were meditating for 3 hours, logged out with one hour remaining, and logged back in after the hour passed, you would have 90 minutes added to your parole.
  9. After the parole is over, you are done. You may unlock your avatar and remove the helmet and HUD if you wish.

The minimum time to advance to the next rank, above what you already have, is:
Zeta to Epsilon, 5 hours
Epsilon to Delta, 10 hours
Delta to Gamma, 20 hours
Gamma to Beta, 30 hours
Beta to Alpha, 40 hours (also applies to those selected to become Alpha in case the Alpha is lost)
These correspond to achieving ranks 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the helmet, respectively.

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