Log:Session 113 (Meta, no ontology)

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[17:33] <&Hebizuka> *Welcome back to the Mazes, Jonah. You have visited 320 rooms, the next special room is at the 328th. You're currently feeling perfectly healthy and are satiated. Your allies Carolyn, Raider, and Ayako seem to be all pretty fine.* [17:34] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [17:34] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 1145 - Front door: 4918 - Right door: 1958 - Roomstyle: 424 [17:35] <Jonah> "Right then, let's just get this over with." And with that preamble, she heads through the front door. [17:37] <Jonah> Also, Raider, remind me when we're one door away from your contract expiring, I'll need to make a phone call before then. [17:37] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. Somebody abandoned a heavy weapon in the corner. Nobody in sight. Raiders nods at your comment, which conveniently answers what he was about to ask you.* [17:41] * Jonah taps her forehead, as if that'll somehow rejiggle the augs in her head to focus better. The joys of false positives and false negatives - never quite sure if there's a trap or not. Still, loot's loot - so what's the weapon on the floor? [17:41] <&Hebizuka> *There are no traps in the room.* [17:42] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Bazalt RPG-7 rocket launcher | 85mm RPG - Single shot | No accessory | Capacity: 1 | Weight: 26 - [Loaded] - Condition: Poor [17:42] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Who the hell leaves a loaded RPG around? These things are too valuable! [17:42] <~Tempest> [Raider] The best thing is that I could take it. [17:43] <Jonah> Someone who realizes that a poorly treated RPG launcher is going to blow up in their - Raider, you have enough room for it? [17:43] <~Tempest> [Raider] Better, I can equip it. [17:43] <~Tempest> [Raider] It's in shit shape, but if we take it to the engineer for repairs, it's gonna be just fine. [17:43] <Jonah> Only if you agree that, one room before your contract is up, if it's not used I get to call in a weapon shop and hock it. [17:44] * Jonah tries to look vaguely apologetic, but - money's money. [17:44] <~Tempest> [Raider] Aw. Fine. [17:44] <~Tempest> *Raider equips the RPG anyway.* [17:44] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [17:44] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 4754 - Front door: 3129 - Right door: 4336 - Roomstyle: 175 [17:45] * Jonah quietly turns on her social aug while nobody's looking, and keeps one eye on Raider as they go through the front door. Any sense of betrayal before it actually happens would be nice; ending a mercenary contract can be iffier than fucking at the cheapest brothel in town. [17:49] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Name: Jackie "Raider" Mullen || Hostility: Peaceful. Attitude: Determined. Morale: Poor. || Cannot determine persuasion level (no conversation ongoing). [18:06] <&Hebizuka> *An outside area. Daytime farmlands. There doesn't appear to be anything or anyone of interest, just vast, open wheat fields under an overcast sky.* [18:09] * Jonah pauses to enjoy the sweet, glorious sun, who holds her to his warm breast like a smiling father. [18:09] <Jonah> Actual sunlight. Gods, I missed you. [18:11] <Jonah> If you guys want to soak up some sun for a bit, we can. [18:11] * Jonah is clearly only suggesting this because /she/ wants to, but that's par for the course at this rate. [18:13] <~Tempest> [Raider] Not really. [18:17] <Jonah> Carolyn? [18:21] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] So it's just a farm. Can we move on? There is nothing here for us. [18:24] <Jonah> You two really need to stop and smell the roses more often. It's bad for stress, you know? [18:24] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [18:24] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 4191 - Front door: 64 - Right door: 4847 - Roomstyle: 65 [18:24] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Jonah, there isn't a single flower in sight. It's a freaking farm. [18:25] * Jonah rolls her eyes as she goes through the front door. "What, and amber waves of grain /doesn't/ sing to something near and dear to your heart?" [18:26] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Reminds me of bread, and bread is what poor shrine maidens eat. I don't like being poor! [18:26] <Jonah> You poor, poor soul. Bread is the most delicious thing ever. [18:31] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. There are enemies in this room... Two wicked youkai: two kyonshi. Perhaps better known by their Chinese name; jiang shi.* [18:34] <Jonah> @cover [18:34] <MazeBot> A metallic container (Health: 60, LDV modifier: -3. AC Eqv: Kevlar-3. Pass-through threshold: 10+ dmg. Pain modifier: x0.50) [18:34] * Jonah dives for cover, already missing her kickass ninja leg augs. Siiiiigh. [18:36] <&Hebizuka> *Roll to take cover.* [18:36] <Jonah> @roll 2d6 [18:36] <MazeBot> Jonah: 4 [18:37] <&Hebizuka> *You drop behind cover but stealth is broken. Your allies follow, since stealth doesn't matter anymore. But the kyonshi get the drop on your group... and are the only ones acting this turn.* [18:39] <&Hebizuka> *The first kyonshi will move in onto Ayako to try and claw her.* [18:39] <&Hebizuka> *The second one will attack you, with claws as well.* [18:39] <&Hebizuka> *Kyonshi #1's turn...* [18:40] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [18:40] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 9 [18:41] <&Hebizuka> *You hear Ayako's iron body taking a claw, which makes an audible "CLANG!" sound. It dealt a little bit of damage, leaving the mark of those claws on Ayako's side, but nothing significant.* [18:41] <&Hebizuka> *Kyonshi #2's turn...* [18:42] <&Hebizuka> @bodyaim [18:42] <MazeBot> [EXTREMITY] Right hand [18:42] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [18:42] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 9 [18:45] <&Hebizuka> *You got struck in the right hand by a sharp, undead youkai claw. Your gloves somewhat reduced the impact, but it still hurts a fair bit, and you sustain an injury.* [18:45] <&Hebizuka> *Your right hand is now wounded and you started bleeding from there.* [18:45] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 1.* [18:45] <&Hebizuka> *You are bleeding.* [18:46] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 2. What is your next move?* [18:49] * Jonah grits her teeth through the pain, aiming her Protecta into the second jiang shi's chest and blasting it away. [18:49] <Jonah> *Protecta, three shots, jiang shi 2* [18:53] <&Hebizuka> *Carolyn grabs the P90 and unloads a whole 10 rounds in full-auto into Kyonshi #1's torso. Or at least will attempt to.* [18:54] <&Hebizuka> *Raider grabs his ARX-160, aims at Kyonshi #1's head and goes for three shots in semi auto.* [18:55] <&Hebizuka> *Ayako will try to hulksmash #2 in the chest for daring to attack your right hand.* [18:55] <&Hebizuka> *As for the kyonshi; #1 will attack you with claws, and #2 will try biting Carolyn.* [18:56] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: Carolyn, Raider, Kyonshi1, Kyonshi2, You, Ayako* [18:57] <&Hebizuka> *Carolyn...* [18:57] <&Hebizuka> @roll 10#2d6 [18:57] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 8;6;4;12;6;6;6;9;11;12 [18:58] <&Hebizuka> *Shots fired: 10. Hits: 5 (including 2 critical hits). Misses: 5.* [19:00] <&Hebizuka> *Some of Carolyn's shots must have punctured critical arteries, because they bleed profusely. Either way, she managed to put five holes into the first youkai zombie... Who dies both of blood loss and extreme damage!* [19:00] <&Hebizuka> Carolyn [FN P90] Kyonshi [19:01] <&Hebizuka> *Raider's turn is cancelled; the target is dead(-er).* [19:01] <&Hebizuka> *Kyonshi1's turn is cancelled due to death.* [19:01] <&Hebizuka> *Kyonshi #2's turn...* [19:01] <&Hebizuka> @bodyaim [19:01] <MazeBot> [LIMB] Right arm [19:01] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [19:01] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 7 [19:07] <&Hebizuka> *Carolyn is bitten in the right arm. Despite kevlar arm pads in the way, they do little to stop the forceful bite, which draws blood and injures Carolyn. The kyonshi drank that blood away, and seems to have gained vitality...* [19:07] <&Hebizuka> *It is now your turn. You may roll now.* [19:08] <Jonah> @roll 3#2d6 [19:08] <MazeBot> Jonah: 8;8;4 [19:09] <&Hebizuka> *Three shells of buckshot fired, but how many pellets hit?* [19:10] <&Hebizuka> *Shots fired: 3 (27 pellets). Hits: 2/3 shells (8 pel, 2 pel, 0 pel)* [19:15] <&Hebizuka> *You have expulsed all of the blood and life out of the second kyonshi with these hits, as well as badly mangling the body, killing the creature instantly in a pretty brutal fashion.* [19:15] <&Hebizuka> Jonah [Protecta] Kyonshi [B] [19:15] <&Hebizuka> *End of fight! (2 turns) - All opponents eliminated.* [19:18] * Jonah tries and fails to wipe off the blood and viscera on her body, before kicking the zombies out of the way and pulling out her last two bandages. "Here, Carolyn, let me help you with that." [19:18] <~Tempest> [Raider] Everybody okay? [19:20] <Jonah> That's what I'm checking, Raider, yes. Carolyn and I got bites taken out of us. Carolyn? Carolyn, you with me? [19:22] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Sure, I'm with you. Bandage it up if you want... I'm out of bandages on my own end. [19:22] <&Hebizuka> *Treat Carolyn's wound?* [19:25] <Jonah> We have like 15 ways to treat any given wounds right now. FHooray for first aid, yeah? [19:25] * Jonah treats the miko's wound as best she can, considering the lack of clean water or gauze or anything. [19:26] <&Hebizuka> *You deploy the individual bandage on the shrine maiden's right arm. She stops bleeding, and it seems to be good enough for now.* [19:26] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Thanks Jonah. Just treat your own right hand now. [19:28] <Jonah> Think you could do it for me? It's kinda hard to bandage yourself with only one hand... [19:28] <~Tempest> *Your ally takes your last IB and applies it all around your right hand. It's gonna be a bit awkward to shoot with this, but at least you are no longer bleeding.* [19:29] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 51.24/60 [19:29] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [19:29] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 3948 - Front door: 1404 - Right door: 248 - Roomstyle: 443 [19:29] <Jonah> Let's get away from the gore, then. Front door? [19:33] <~Tempest> [Raider] Maybe before we go, it's the right time for me to inform you that my contract is almost up. If we don't renew it, I'm leaving you after this door. [19:35] <Jonah> On the other hand, I'm not that inclined to do business with two bodies worth of viscera on the floor. It. It kinda leaves a bad impression - You're willing to go /into/ the next door, are you willing to stay and wait for the shopping to be done? [19:37] <~Tempest> [Raider] Look, if that spooks you so much, we can drag the bodies in the corner. [19:38] <Jonah> Remember the /last/ shop-keeper we ran into? Who thought it was a sting and /shot at us?/ [19:39] <Jonah> Actually, you know what, fuck it. If he starts shooting I can make sure you've earned your payments. Carolyn, mind if I borrow your phone? [19:41] <~Tempest> *Carolyn passes you her mobile phone.* [19:48] <Jonah> Right, right - god, it's been forever. What's the phone number again? [19:49] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] For what, a weapon shop? [19:52] <Jonah> Or - a, a gun shop, I think? [19:52] <Jonah> It probably doesn't matter either way. [19:53] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Depends if you want melee weapons too or not. Personally I'm good. Calling a gun shop then? [19:56] <Jonah> Gun shop it is. I, uh, I actually dreamt about this certain rifle, so I was thinking of window shopping. [19:56] * Jonah stares at the phone, and just hands it back over to Carolyn. "Call it for me?" [20:00] <~Tempest> *Carolyn tips in the number: 5-GUN-SHOP, and directs the shop owner to come to their room.* [20:00] <~Tempest> *She then keeps her phone, having taken it back.* [20:01] <&Hebizuka> *Shop will arrive in 9 turns. Do you wish to wait? Or do something beforehand?* [20:03] <Jonah> *If Carolyn and Raider are okay waiting in silence, so am I, I guess.* [20:11] <&Hebizuka> *You wait nine turns...* [20:15] <&Hebizuka> *This is well-spent time, as everyone is healing up and recovering from the injuries sustained earlier. After these turns end, the gun shop comes in the room, pushing his cart of goodies.* [20:17] <~Tempest> [Merch] Hello, hello. Did anyone order a gun shop? [20:19] <Jonah> Oh, finally - yes, that'd be me. We have some things to offload, and we were thinking of maybe buying some guns, too. [20:19] <Jonah> Raider, the rocket launcher? [20:20] <~Tempest> [Raider] Yes, we have a loaded RPG-7 for sale. It's banged up, but how much can you get us for this? [20:21] <~Tempest> [Merch] Damn. Very nice! I don't see this kind of gear often. Lemme look at it... [20:23] <~Tempest> [Merch] I can take the launcher plus rocket for 1125 P$. Deal? [20:24] <Jonah> Yup yup. I also have some ammo, but I'd like to see your wares before I make any decisions. That alright? [20:25] <~Tempest> *Raider sold the RPG for 1125 P$, and turns all money to you.* [20:25] <&Hebizuka> *Total money carried: 1125 P$.* [20:29] <&Hebizuka> =Gun shop - weapons for sale= [20:29] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Tula Arms VSS Vintorez sniper rifle | 9x39mm - Semi/Full | Optic[PSO-1,4x], Silencer(I) | AS Val 10-round mag, +1 | Weight: 14 [20:29] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - Para Ordnance P-14.45 pistol | .45 ACP - Semi-auto | No accessory | P-14 14-round mag, +1 | Weight: 3 [20:29] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - CG Haenel Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifle | 7.92x33mm Kurz - Semi/Full | Optic[n/a,G43] | StG-44 30-round mag, +1 | Weight: 22 [20:29] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Remington Model 700 BDL sniper rifle | .30-06 Springfield - Bolt-action | No accessory | Internal magazine, 4 rounds, no +1 | Weight: 26 [20:29] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Ruger Mini-30 rifle | 7.62x39mm - Semi-auto | No accessory | Mini-30 5-round mag, +1 | Weight: 14 [20:29] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Zastava M76 sniper rifle | 7.92x57mm Mauser - Semi-auto | M.Brake(I), Optic[PSO-1,4x] | M76 10-round mag, +1 | Weight: 26 [20:29] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - FN Herstal F2000 assault rifle | 5.56x45mm NATO - Semi/Full | Optic[2x](I) | STANAG 30-round mag, +1 | Weight: 14 [20:29] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - CZ SA vz. 58P assault rifle | 7.62x39mm - Semi/Full | No accessory | 58P 30-round mag, +1 | Weight: 14 [20:29] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle | .50 BMG - Bolt-action | M.Brake(I), Optic[n/a,NATO], Bipod(I) | Tac-50 5-round mag, +1 | Weight: Unsparable [20:29] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - MAS 49/56 semi-automatic rifle | 7.62x51mm NATO - Semi-auto | No accessory | MAS-49/56 10-round mag, +1 | Weight: 22 [20:29] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - SIG Sauer 1911 Fastback Nightmare pistol | .357 SIG - Semi-auto | No accessory | Nightmare 9-round mag | Weight: 3 [20:29] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - Korth Combat revolver | .357 Magnum - Semi-auto | No accessory | Cylinder, 6 rounds | Weight: 5 [20:30] <Jonah> No shotguns, as usual. Any of this interest you, Carolyn? [20:33] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Hmm... [20:33] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] I think I'm good on gear so far... [20:35] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] You sure you don't wanna ditch that .22 revolver of yours for the 1911 or the Korth? [20:35] <Jonah> I was gonna ditch the revolver, full stop. [20:36] * Jonah hands over the Cold Diamondback, as well as the Glock 31, along with all its assorted ammunition. [20:40] <~Tempest> [Merch] Okay, anything else? [20:42] <Jonah> Ah - who's carrying the H&K at the moment, guys? [20:42] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Don't have anything HK on me! [20:43] <~Tempest> [Raider] Me neither. [20:43] <Jonah> Could have sworn. In that case, then - Raider, you have, like, 500ish rounds of NATO on you. Do you mind handing it over? [20:44] <~Tempest> [Raider] All of it? [20:44] <Jonah> Well, enough to refill your guns, but the rest, yes. [20:44] <Jonah> It is technically my property, since that was part of the agreement. [20:44] <~Tempest> [Raider] I take it my contract is getting renewed? [20:44] <~Tempest> *Raider takes out 300 rounds of 5.56 NATO and puts that for sale too.* [20:45] <Jonah> If you /want/ it renewed, sure. [20:45] <Jonah> You seemed to be against the idea last time we talked about it. [20:45] <~Tempest> [Raider] I am not a fan of the idea, but you're the boss, boss.. [20:46] <Jonah> Well, in that case, yes I'd like you on for a bit longer. [20:46] <~Tempest> [Raider] Sigh, fine. [20:46] <~Tempest> [Merch] Are you selling anything else? [20:47] * Jonah takes out the two H&K magazines that were on her Vest, as well as the spare grenade from her belt, and - that'll be all. [20:47] <Jonah> All of this, too. [20:49] <&Hebizuka> SELL [20:49] <&Hebizuka> Colt Diamondback - 25 P$ [20:49] <&Hebizuka> Glock 31 - 225 P$ [20:49] <&Hebizuka> .22 Long Rifle, FMJ, x5 - 1 P$ [20:49] <&Hebizuka> .357 SIG, FMJ, x8 - 14 P$ [20:49] <&Hebizuka> Laserlyte SCV4 - 100 P$ [20:49] <&Hebizuka> H&K HK417 20-rd mag, x2 - 140 P$ [20:49] <&Hebizuka> 7.62x51mm NATO, FMJ, x40 - 80 P$ [20:49] <&Hebizuka> 40mm Caseless, jumping grenade, x1 - 70 P$ [20:49] <&Hebizuka> [Raider] 5.56x45mm NATO, FMJ, x300 - 450 P$ [20:49] <&Hebizuka> TOTAL: 1105 P$ [20:49] <&Hebizuka> *confirm?* [20:50] <Jonah> *confirm* [20:51] * Jonah fishes out the two spare magazines for her sniper rifle that were lodged in her backpack, and immediately slaps them onto her chest. [20:52] <Jonah> Might as well reload the Protecta, too - three buckshot rounds from the bag it is. [20:53] <&Hebizuka> *Resolving shop sales first.* [20:56] <&Hebizuka> *The shop owner drops 1105 P$ on the table for you.* [20:56] <&Hebizuka> [Money] 1105 P$ [20:57] <Jonah> Cha ching. [20:57] <Jonah> Right, so - Raider, what's your asking price this time? [20:58] <&Hebizuka> *Total money carried: 2000 P$ in pouch, 230 in bag.* [20:58] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 53.54/60 [20:58] <~Tempest> [Merch] Pleasure doing business with you folks. [20:58] <Jonah> "Just so I can deal with the money transfers with one phone call." She gestures to the load of money in front of them, for emphasis. [20:59] <~Tempest> [Raider] Let's see. My rates were 700 for 40 rooms so far... But since I'm being put through some seriously tedious shit, I will probably raise my fees to 1200 for 40 rooms. [21:00] <~Tempest> [Raider] Like this, that's going to make a nice round number in my account. [21:02] <Jonah> Fine with me. [21:03] * Jonah takes 1200 from her pouch and hands it back to the Merch. "Mind taking this as gun shop credit for me? And, Carolyn, call the bank for me, please?" [21:05] <&Hebizuka> *Money remaining: 1030 P$ in pouch* [21:06] <&Hebizuka> *The gun shop owner adds 1200 P$ to gun shop credit. Your new credit balance is 1200 P$.* [21:06] <&Hebizuka> *The shrine maiden dials the bank number, then hands you the phone.* [21:08] <~Tempest> [Phone] You have reached the online banking service. Please state your full name. [21:09] <Jonah> Jonah. [21:09] <~Tempest> [Phone] Your current bank balance is 1532 P$. What operations would you like to perform? [21:10] * Jonah places her hand over the phone's reciever to double check something with Raider. [21:10] <&Hebizuka> *What are you checking?* [21:10] <Jonah> You still doing the 'pay double for 80 rooms' thing? [21:10] <~Tempest> [Raider] Am I really stuck with you for that long again? [21:11] <Jonah> You /can/ say no, you realize. I have no actual hold over you. If you only want to work 40 rooms, then I'll only pay 1200. [21:12] <~Tempest> [Raider] Forty it is. [21:13] <Jonah> "There you go." And with that Jonah continues her banking. "I'd like to transfer my gun credit balance to a personal account." [21:15] <~Tempest> [Phone] Transfer to which account name? [21:17] * Jonah gestures over to Raider, having forgotten his actual name once again. [21:17] <Jonah> Actually, wait, no, I remember now: Jackie Mullen. [21:18] <~Tempest> [Phone] Money transferred. Your gun shop credit is now 0 P$. [21:19] <Jonah> Pleasure having you on board, Raider. [21:19] * Jonah hands the phone back over to Carolyn, before turning on her social aug to get a read for the mercenary's morale. [21:19] <Jonah> So - front door, then? [21:19] <~Tempest> [Raider] Well, my account is getting nice and fat at the very least. [21:20] <&Hebizuka> *You have renewed your employment of Raider.* [21:20] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Name: Jackie "Raider" Mullen || Morale appears not to have increased. (Poor) [21:22] <Jonah> Front door, then. Let's be off. [21:22] <&Hebizuka> *Moving forwards.* [21:24] <&Hebizuka> *A break room, with a couch, a widescreen TV, a radio, several tables and chairs, and shelves full of books and tabletop games. You spot food on one of the tables.* [21:26] <Jonah> Oh thank /fuck/ we needed a break. [21:26] * Jonah gives a quick onceover on the food, before going to turn on the radio and the TV. [21:27] <Jonah> @whatsontv [21:27] <MazeBot> [Sitcom] How I Met Your Maze Captain [21:27] <Jonah> @radio [21:27] <MazeBot> [Disco/Funk] FunkeMeUp 98.6 with DJ "Beat Funker" - http://bit.ly/1dN128F [21:28] <Jonah> Raider, what do you like watching on your free time? I've been looking for a good show. [21:30] <Jonah> And, Carolyn - pull up a chair, will ya? We might as well and stop for lunch while we still can. [21:31] <Jonah> No bread, I promise. [21:32] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] I'm not all that hungry and I doubt you are too. You look stuffed. [21:32] <~Tempest> [Raider] Usually I have little time for TV. [21:33] <Jonah> You learn to get your food in when you can, but if you insist. [21:33] * Jonah shrugs, and takes another glance at the food that's still on the table. [21:33] <Jonah> Raider, what /do/ you do on your free time, then? [21:35] <~Tempest> [Raider] That suggests I have a lot of free time at all. [21:36] <&Hebizuka> [Food] Canned goods - Tuna, canned, 170g. 200kcal - Weight: 0.5 [21:37] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Yuck. Tuna. [21:39] <Jonah> The canned stuff's disgusting, but fresh tuna sashimi? People have killed to get the last bite for that kinda taste. [21:39] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Trust me, it's not that good. [21:39] * Jonah snaps it into her backpack - and then quickly does a once over on the couch for loose change, keys, that sorta stuff. [21:39] <Jonah> You talking the canned tuna, or sashima? [21:40] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Tuna in general. I've never liked that stuff. [21:40] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 51.74/60 [21:41] <&Hebizuka> *Your search of the couch's insides and surroundings turned up nothing of value.* [21:43] <Jonah> Salmon, then? [21:43] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [21:43] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 6242 - Front door: 4598 - Right door: 465 - Roomstyle: 553 [21:43] * Jonah heads through the front door in the meantime. [21:49] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Yes, salmon is much better. [21:51] <&Hebizuka> *You make it inside a bar. The bartender is there, with the trusty shotgun as usual. A @radio plays ambient music, and you see no other patrons around. You do see some armor abandoned on a table, though, apparently unclaimed by anyone.** [21:51] <Jonah> @radio [21:51] <MazeBot> [Techno/Trance/Electro] Psy-wave FM with DJ PYa 7N21 - http://bit.ly/1arfnTr [21:52] <Jonah> "Need a pick me up, guys?" Jonah absent-mindedly asks while going over the armor. Something good, something good, come on. [21:52] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Body addon - Heavy Dyneema vest (Upper body) - AC Kevlar-3 - Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-PROOF, Piercing-PROOF - Plate carrier - Weight: 9 - [Cond: Good] [21:53] <~Tempest> [Raider] Much as I need it, I'm still on the job, so i'll pass. [21:53] <~Tempest> [Barkeep] Howdy. [21:56] * Jonah hands it on over to Carolyn. "Have at, hon." [21:56] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Ah, armor huh? That looks in better shape than my vest. Hold on, lemme remove the old one... [21:56] * Jonah waves over at the Barkeep, but she doesn't actually approach. [21:57] <~Tempest> *Carolyn rids herself of her shot up kevlar vest, and wears the heavy dyneema vest instead.* [21:58] <&Hebizuka> *She leaves the old vest on the floor.* [21:58] <Jonah> Right then. [21:58] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [21:58] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 1052 - Front door: 2311 - Right door: 5774 - Roomstyle: 74 [21:59] <Jonah> Glad you're a little safer. Front door, then? [22:01] <&Hebizuka> *A scratched, featureless room, with a lot of @graffiti etched on the walls. You spot some ammunition on the ground...* [22:03] <Jonah> @graffiti [22:03] <MazeBot> the true administrator of mzw? it is not miko [22:04] * Jonah shrugs at the completely nonsensical graffiti before scrounging the ground for ammo. [22:05] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Bulk can of 5.8x42mm, Surp, 1000 rounds - [516/1000] - Weight: 5.16 [22:05] <Jonah> Great, more things to sell. Raider, if you'd please? [22:05] <~Tempest> *Raider bags up the can of ammo.* [22:05] <Jonah> !mrooms3 [22:05] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Left door: 1994 - Front door: 3211 - Right door: 6685 - Roomstyle: 22 [22:06] * Jonah continues on her front door pathing. "Thanks. Every little bit helps. " [22:08] <&Hebizuka> *A studio room. A recording studio used by TV crews for various purposes. This one has been the stage for a music video, but none of the crew appears to be present. Someone left a blueprint behind.* [22:09] * Jonah grabs the blueprint to look it over. "Think we can scavenge a camcorder or something from here?" [22:09] <&Hebizuka> [Crafting] (Blueprint) "Level 1, DynLeg, Dyneema leg pads + Ceramic plated jockstrap" [22:09] <&Hebizuka> *Unfortunately, none of the cameras here are of the portable kind. There's a few desks and a computer, though.* [22:10] * Jonah stuffs it in her backpack, before rifling through the desks and looking for, among other useful things, a computer password and ID. [22:11] <&Hebizuka> *Success! You find the login and password for the studio room PC!: Login cgoode - Pass: MootPoint223.* [22:13] * Jonah logs right on in, then. Let's get a sneak peek of Mazeworld's culture. [22:15] <&Hebizuka> [PC] "Welcome, Cathy Goode." [22:16] <&Hebizuka> *The desktop shows the MazeNet browser icon, Intranet Messenger, and a video software editor, called ReelMaster 4.5. You also see a few folders, one called Work, and one called Finished.* [22:17] * Jonah skims through the Finished file, and will bring up any video files that she finds. [22:19] <&Hebizuka> *There is only one. It's apparently the video clip for an advertisement. Watch it?* [22:20] <Jonah> *Yup yup.* [22:22] <&Hebizuka> *The video is a 35 second advertisement flaunting the merits of a weapon shop called Buddy Bud's Guns And Things, which strangely features a lot of human female actresses wearing all sorts of costumes, including a full bunny furry suit, a maid, and a faux Maze Soldier with mismatched camouflage. The ad is comically campy and promises "low, low prices!". Next to the video file is a small text file named "Buddy Ad Status". Read it?* [22:24] <~Tempest> [Raider] Man, this looks like shit. [22:24] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] *Can't stop giggling.* [22:25] <Jonah> Well. There /is/ a video editor installed. You guys want to play around with this some more? [22:25] * Jonah brings up the buddy ad status in the meantime, reading it while discussing. [22:27] <&Hebizuka> [Text file] "Hey Cathy, it's Bud. Unfortunately I got bad news. You guys did a great job, really! Especially the bunny girl, she was great. Do you have her number maybe? But anyway, like I said, bad news. The TV channels I asked all refused to air our ad. Maybe we should shoot another one? I know it's like the fourth one we did already, but I'm sure we'll get the right ratio of costumed girls and advertisement next time." [22:27] <&Hebizuka> *The text file indicates it was copy-pasted from an email.* [22:28] <Jonah> Shit, I want her number too. He has good taste, at least. [22:28] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Good taste? Man, she was wearing a full body fur-suit! You call that good taste? Ahah... geez. [22:29] <&Hebizuka> *There is only one door out, by the way.* [22:29] <Jonah> Carolyn, I thought you understood sarcasm? [22:30] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Sorry, I'm just... This was just way too funny and ridiculous! [22:30] * Jonah goes through the Work folder, trying to see the first three takes of this crap. [22:30] <Jonah> Don't worry, I'm almost positive it gets better. [22:31] <&Hebizuka> *You don't find anything related to the three previous attempts. Instead you see multiple very short video files, which appear to be excerpts of another video clip. Presumably the fifth attempt in the making. There is not enough material to make an advertisement, though; it is raw, unedited shooting over green background.* [22:33] <Jonah> *What's the fifth attempt like?* [22:34] <&Hebizuka> *To your surprise, -every- girl in all of the very short excerpts wear differently-colored bunny suits. There's about four of them.* [22:34] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Something tells me this ad will fail too. [22:35] <Jonah> I think this agency is in the wrong line of work. [22:37] * Jonah exits out of the folder, and heads on over to MazeNet. "Let's see where Buddy Bud's Guns And Things is located. I gotta see this for myself." [22:43] <&Hebizuka> *You entered the gun shop's name in Search. Search returns a THNN article speaking about Bud Gillstone, the owner of the shop. Headline: "Wacky gun shop owner suffers intriguing and pointlessly tragic fate". Read?* [22:44] <Jonah> *Hell yes.* [22:46] <&Hebizuka> [News article] "While in the process of shooting a fifth attempt at a television ad to be submitted to television channels for airing, Bud Gillstone, the owner of the Buddy Bud's Guns And Things gun shop formerly located in 6569, sustained crippling injuries due to an accidental discharge. One of his assistants, an unnamed female employee who has been contracted to star in the advertisement as a full-body-suit wearing model, patterned after a cartoon bunny, had been tasked to handle and brandish a firearm, in order to shocaws Gillstone's products. (1/2)" [22:48] <&Hebizuka> [News article] "Unfortunately, it would appear that in a streak of irony and pointless tragedy, the bunny suit-wearing model had failed to exercise basic gun safety rules, by failing to make sure that the weapon she was supposed to showcase, a double-barreled shotgun (pictured left), was empty, and by failing to avoid touching the trigger. It would turn out that the shotgun was loaded with two live FRAG-12 shells. Gillstone, who was standing in front of the muzzles, received two explosive shells in the right leg, suffering critical injuries which resulted in the amputation of his leg. It is unknown if Gillstone will resume the shooting of the controversial bunny-girl advertisement. (pictured right: Bud Gillstone in a hospital bed)" [22:49] <Jonah> That's.... that's still kinda funny. [22:50] <&Hebizuka> [News article] "ADDENDUM: Bud Gillstone is on his way to recovery and has ordered a bionic leg replacement to famous bionics engineer Lance Chaosclaw. He has reportedly fired all of the bunny-girl models." [22:50] <Jonah> That's /very/ funny. [22:50] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Poor guy. [22:50] <~Tempest> [Raider] This is why I don't like TV. Accidents like that just -had- to happen. [22:51] <Jonah> Remind me to head over to 6569 when we can. I'd love to give my business to that guy. [22:51] <Jonah> !mrooms1 [22:51] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Unique door: 6873 - Roomstyle: 422 [22:52] <Jonah> You two need to look up anything before we go? [22:52] <~Tempest> *They shake their heads, and get ready to follow you.* [22:54] * Jonah makes sure to turn off the computer before she goes. [22:54] <Jonah> Right - let's keep keeping on. [22:55] <&Hebizuka> *You enter Prisca's library, which has been destroyed, like it was last time you left. You see Marcus and Prisca discuss about revenge around the librarian's desk. You notice there are four crates on a nearby table, which seem to be weapon shipment crates.* [22:57] * Jonah immediately scans the fuck out of Marcus and Prisca while she wanders over. [22:57] <Jonah> Sooooo, what happened to the whole 'We are gonna hang out in Marcus's safehouse', guys? [23:02] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Name: Prisca de Stilscore. Code: 3-9-3 5-1-4-1-3-4-12. || 29 years old. X-Female. Height: 164cm. Weight: 47kg. Breast size: 32A. || Hostility: Peaceful. Attitude: Total Determinator. Morale: Panic. [23:03] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Name: Marcus McBride. Code: 3-9-3 5-1-4-1-3-4-12. || 55 years old. O-Male Height: 194cm. Weight: 58kg. || Hostility: Peaceful. Attitude: Very ambitious. Morale: Poor. [23:03] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Subject #2 is attempting to convince Subject #1 and seems to be succeeding. [23:04] * Jonah rolls her eyes when they don't respond, and heads closer to the librarian's desk to get their attention. [23:05] <~Tempest> [Prisca] Ah, you're just the person I needed to ask... Marcus has brought some, um. Hardware. He had bought some for both of us, and even some for you, but it doesn't look like you're in need of extra weapons... [23:07] <~Tempest> [Marcus] We want to get our revenge on the Loggias and hit their family headquarters, kill as many of their cronies as possible, the works. Pri was just telling me that she would go on the condition that you come with us. There'll be a lot of gangsters and a lot of shooting. Think you and your band can come help us? [23:07] <Jonah> Okay, /first of all./ [23:08] <Jonah> Marcus, you were way against this plan the last time we all met up, and it was Prisca who was demanding single-minded vengeance. What changed? [23:08] <~Tempest> [Prisca] I want firepower, that's what! [23:09] <~Tempest> [Marcus] I'm still iffy about that plan, you know... But you guys are a whole four people. Maybe with a team of six it'll be safer for us... [23:09] <Jonah> Which leads me to my second point: [23:09] <~Tempest> [Prisca] Marcus, you're a whiny coward. I wanted to ask them so that I don't NEED you anymore. And if you refuse too, Jonah, then I'll just go on my own and kill every of these bastards myself! [23:10] <Jonah> We have phones, Prisca. And also a working police force. [23:10] <Jonah> If we know where they are why don't we just sic the cops on them? Having an organized squad of Maze Guards will dismantle their operations way more than anything the six of us could do on our own. [23:11] <~Tempest> [Prisca] One, I don't want no stinking cops in this operation. If they get wind of this, they're going to laugh us out. Two, if they somehow believe us, they'll take over and seize the gems as evidence ,and knowing them, they will keep them for themselves, and we can say goodbye to the treasure forever. [23:12] <~Tempest> [Prisca] And three, what are you, some sort of coward too? Fuck the police, I'll do this myself! None of them deserve prison, all they deserve is hot flaming death! [23:12] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Prisca is -not- convinced by your arguments. You are at a disadvantage and must come up with better points. [23:14] <Jonah> Prisca, you want more firepower, right? [23:14] <~Tempest> [Prisca] Of course I do. Why do you think I asked Marcus to buy us three sets of guns? There was one for you, too. [23:16] <Jonah> So, what I was going to suggest was that we go in, call the emergency hotline, and then work with the Guards who would, inevitably, get caught up in the firefight. We take the gems while they're busy, help them mop up, get pats on the back for our trouble and be on our merry way. [23:17] <Jonah> It's not like they'll take prisoners when they're /getting shot at,/ so everyone is still going to die a horrible death. [23:18] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Prisca seems interested. You are regaining ground in the argument. [23:20] <~Tempest> [Prisca] Okay, assuming I can convince the cops that they torched my library and I want justice to be done. How are we going to convince them to bring the heavy artillery? As far as they're concerned, this is arson, not murder... Nothing to bring out the SRT or anything like that. What if all we accomplish is get a bunch of police officers killed? [23:25] <Jonah> That's easy. We don't bring up the library at all. We teleport into the Loggia stronghold and /then/ call the cops. That'll be assault with intention of homicide, and if we mention that we think we've stumbled onto a mafia stronghold, then they're going to send heavy artillery, because they'll need that many people just to deal with all the mafia members who'll be shooting at us. [23:26] <~Tempest> [Prisca] So if I get this right, you want to call the cops when we're there after the shooting has started, and tell the police on the phone that you found a mafia headquarters and that they're shooting at us? Just... like that? [23:27] <Jonah> Just like that. There are teleporter rooms /everywhere,/ it's not like it's impossible we just unluckily punched in the numbers for one of the rooms under their control. [23:27] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Prisca seems to agree with you more and more. [23:28] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Success! You have convinced Prisca. [23:28] <~Tempest> [Prisca] Okay... I guess I'll do the reasonable thing and avoid going on a one-woman war against the mob. Let's do this intelligently. As soon as we see the Loggias and engage fire, someone call the cops and explain the situation like Jonah described. Then, we sit back and we follow the SRTs as they mop up the place. What do you guys think? [23:29] * Jonah breathes a sigh of relief, thanking the Gods under her breath that this impromptu assault just got way easier. [23:30] <Jonah> If anybody sees an issue with the plan, speak now so we can hash it out before the cops start wondering if we did something suspicious. [23:30] <~Tempest> [Raider] If you ask me, that's fucking brilliant. What's most worrying is that you came up with it. [23:30] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Damn, I gotta agree with mister merc. This is brilliant. [23:30] <~Tempest> *Ayako makes a thumbs up gesture.* [23:31] * Jonah just awkwardly beams. "What can I say? I'm a coward; I like to hedge my bets." [23:32] <~Tempest> [Marcus] So, uh, um. Can we open up my packages at least? [23:32] <~Tempest> [Marcus] We're still gonna do some shooting, I'd at least like to upgrade. [23:33] <Jonah> So, uh - right - yeah, you guys gear up. My side of the gang should probably reload, see if they can use some of the guns you brought for us. [23:33] <Jonah> Thanks for that, by the way. Do you need to be reimbursed? [23:33] <~Tempest> [Marcus] No, don't worry about costs. [23:33] <~Tempest> [Marcus] The return on investment with the treasure will more than make up for it. [23:34] <Jonah> Alrighty, then. Time for a lock and load montage. [23:34] <Jonah> *How's everyone's morale now?* [23:39] <&Hebizuka> *For Prisca, a Saiga-12K with Kobra reflex sight, and a 20-round drum, loaded with flechette, along with two extra drums full of flechette as well, plus a backpack and a Type-4 Kevlar vest with Titanium/Steel plate.* [23:40] <&Hebizuka> *For Marcus, a Colt Mk18 mod0 with EO553 reflex sight, Masterkey underbarrel shotgun and 60-round magazine, plus two extra 60-round mags. The rifle mags are loaded with AP, and the masterkey with incendiary slugs.* [23:41] <&Hebizuka> *For the Contestant, the package included an AKS-74U with Kobra reflex sight, a GP-25 underbarrel grenade launcher, a 60-round magazine, and two extra 60-round mags. The rifle mags are filled with AP, and the UGL is loaded with a VOG-25 grenade, with 8 spare grenades.* [23:41] <Jonah> Holy /fuck/ you are loaded, Marcus. [23:41] <&Hebizuka> *For everyone to share, 150 rounds of 5.56 NATO AP, 150 rounds of 5.45x39 AP, 120 rounds of 12 gauge flechette, 60 rounds of 12 gauge incendiary slugs, 4 M67 grenades and 8 V40 minigrenades.* [23:41] <Jonah> I hope these fell off the back of a gun shop cart, because /damn./ [23:42] <~Tempest> [Marcus] Nope. I bought every single of these. Of course I had a friend who know a friend who could get me this stuff for 30% off, but you know the idea... [23:42] <&Hebizuka> *You can take anything from the package destined for you, and some from the for-everyone, in moderation.* [23:43] <&Hebizuka> *You do not have to take anything if you don't want to.* [23:43] <Jonah> I getcha. Well - I'm fully stocked, grenade wise, so - Raider, Carolyn, grab whatever you like, seriously. [23:43] <Jonah> The more guns we have the better. [23:44] <&Hebizuka> *Raider grabs two pairs of V40 minigrenades, equipping each pair in two Class 4 slots.* [23:45] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] I have more grenades than I even thought I ever needed, so I'm good there. [23:45] <Jonah> Oh - if anyone asks why we're loaded to the brim with guns, it's because we go adventure by punching in random numbers and felt the need to be prepared. [23:45] <~Tempest> [Prisca] They won't care about that, everyone is armed, yknow? [23:46] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Hey, Jonah. Maybe you should take some of those shells. [23:46] <Jonah> Yeah, but there's a difference to maybe a shotgun and a pistol and all of this gear. [23:46] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] They look pretty cool. [23:46] <~Tempest> [Prisca] Really, Jonah, there is no difference. Everyone has guns like that. [23:47] <~Tempest> [Prisca] People do prepping for all sorts of reasons, they won't think about it. A lot of folks live right next to a dragon nest or where some sort of giant fuckoff monster decided to live, so it's not very strange, yknow? [23:47] <Jonah> That you say that with a completely straight face is the strange thing. [23:47] <~Tempest> [Prisca] It's just how it is. [23:48] * Jonah shakes her head with utter bemusement as she snaps up the rest of the grenades, shoving them on her vest. [23:48] <&Hebizuka> *You are already equipped with 4 grenades.* [23:49] <&Hebizuka> *Unless you wanted to spare them?* [23:49] <Jonah> *SPare, yes.* [23:50] * Jonah then nabs 26 rounds of incendiary grenades, and 35 of the flachette, tossing them into her backpack. [23:50] <&Hebizuka> *Placed 3x M67 grenade in Vest/Weapons, and 1x M67 in Vest/Main.* [23:50] <&Hebizuka> [Vest/Weapons] 6/6 units [23:50] <&Hebizuka> [Vest/Main] 6.9/7 [23:50] <&Hebizuka> *Not enough space in the vest for the remaining V40 grenades.* [23:50] <Jonah> Prisca, Marcus, take what ammo you guys want, and we'll hold onto the rest? [23:51] <Jonah> *That's fine.* [23:51] <&Hebizuka> *Total 12 gauge incendiary slug carried: 30. Total 12 gauge flechette carried: 50.* [23:52] <&Hebizuka> *Your allies seem not to need any ammo from the pool, being all good on that front.* [23:52] <&Hebizuka> *Marcus and Prisca take some extra rounds on their own...* [23:53] <&Hebizuka> *Once done with loading up, Prisca puts the remaining gear away, to be stored away for later.* [23:53] <~Tempest> [Prisca] Everybody ready? [23:56] <Jonah> Yup yup. Let's get this started. [23:56] <Jonah> Carolyn, ready with the phone? [23:57] <~Tempest> *Carolyn pats the phone on her belt, ready to take it out as soon as shooting starts.* [23:57] <Jonah> Uh, wait - we do have at least one charge left on the thing, right? [23:58] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Easy, I had a full battery before our two calls. We're good. [23:58] <Jonah> Alright. Alright, then. Let's get going. [00:00] <&Hebizuka> *Marcus leads the way. !mrooms1 until the mission ends. [00:00] <Jonah> !mrooms1 [00:00] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Unique door: 6111 - Roomstyle: 64 [00:01] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. Someone abandoned a weapon in the corner there...* [00:02] <Jonah> What do we have here? More weapons is always good. [00:02] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - Remington M24 sniper rifle | 7.62x51mm NATO - Bolt-action | Optic[9x](I) | Internal magazine, 5 rounds, no +1 | Weight: 26 - [0/5, Empty] - Cond: Excellent / Clns: Caked [00:03] <&Hebizuka> *Raider takes a peek at it.* [00:03] <Jonah> Raider, can you carry this for us? [00:03] <~Tempest> [Raider] I will put that to use if we find ammo for it. Can I clean that thing a little bit? It's real dirty but it looks brand new outside of that. [00:04] <Jonah> Have at. [00:04] <&Hebizuka> *He works the bolt, only to find that the magazine is, disappointingly, empty.* [00:05] <&Hebizuka> *Raider sits down, uses the last resources in his last gun cleaning kit and works on the M24 to get it in a better shape.* [00:06] <&Hebizuka> *All he managed to do is to get it a little less dirty. The rifle is now grimy. It needs a lot more cleaning.* [00:07] <Jonah> We'll find an engineer and get him to do it for us later. [00:07] <~Tempest> [Raider] That's as far as I can work with this. We'll need to find more cleaning supplies. [00:07] <~Tempest> [Raider] Let's go, I'm done. [00:08] <&Hebizuka> *Raider equips the M24 and is now ready.* [00:08] <Jonah> !mrooms1 [00:08] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Unique door: 1137 - Roomstyle: 283 [00:09] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. This room appears to be completely empty.* [00:09] <Jonah> !mrooms1 [00:09] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Unique door: 1734 - Roomstyle: 35 [00:10] <Jonah> So remind me, what room number are they in, Marcus, Prisca? So our stories are straight. [00:10] <~Tempest> [Marcus] Uh, give me a sec, I'll tell you that when we get there... [00:11] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. Still nothing in sight.* [00:14] <Jonah> !mrooms1 [00:14] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Unique door: 6725 - Roomstyle: 81 [00:14] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. There is a fruit on the ground...* [00:15] * Jonah picks up the delicious fruit and prays it's not poisoned. What kinda fruit is it? [00:15] <&Hebizuka> [Food] Fruit - Kiwifruit. 52kcal [00:17] * Jonah tosses it into her backpack, vaguely hoping it doesn't get squished. [00:17] <Jonah> !mrooms1 [00:17] <&Hebizuka> [ Jonah ] Unique door: 4376 - Roomstyle: 477 [00:18] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 55.79/60 [00:18] <&Hebizuka> *The group arrives in a teleporting keypad room.* [00:19] <~Tempest> [Marcus] [00:19] <~Tempest> [Marcus] Ah, right, there... It's ... I got it. It's in 8584. I wasn't sure if it was that or 8485 but now I'm sure. Eight five eight four, in that order. [00:20] <Jonah> Alright, then - everyone gather 'round. [00:21] <~Tempest> [Marcus] Before I get us in, we might very well be thrown in a room with people inside. Are you sure everyone is ready? [00:21] <~Tempest> [Marcus] Did you all reload properly and so on? [00:22] * Jonah pops in three buckshot shells into her Protecta from her backpack. "I'm good. Everyone else? Carolyn, Raider?" [00:22] <&Hebizuka> *12 gauge buckshot remaining: 86 in pack* [00:22] <&Hebizuka> *Armsel Protecta: 12/12, 12x Buck* [00:24] <~Tempest> *Carolyn swaps magazines with her M4A1; taking a full one from her vest and placing the old one in its place.* [00:25] <&Hebizuka> *Raider quickly brass checks his M9, and determines he doesn't need to reload.* [00:25] <&Hebizuka> *Everyone is locked and loaded. The reloading motion performed by both you and Carolyn took 3 turns total.* [00:27] <~Tempest> [Marcus] Okay, we're all set? [00:28] <Jonah> Looks like it. Send us in. [00:29] <&Hebizuka> *Marcus presses the "teleport" button, which charges up, and sends the whole group away...* [00:36] <&Hebizuka> *You are teleported into a storage room, where three Loggia gangsters are grouped up, chatting amongst themselves. One carries an assault rifle, one a pistol, and one a submachine gun.* [00:39] <Jonah> @cover [00:39] <MazeBot> A plastic crate full of garbage (Health: 39, LDV modifier: -2. AC Eqv: Kevlar-2. Pass-through threshold: 8+ dmg. Pain modifier: x0.75) [00:40] <&Hebizuka> *You may roll to take cover.* [00:42] <Jonah> @roll 2d6 [00:42] <MazeBot> Jonah: 9 [00:42] <&Hebizuka> *You pass... Checking for allies.* [00:43] <&Hebizuka> *Everyone passed their cover checks... everyone excepts Carolyn, who in the excitation of the moment, banged against the garbage crate, knocking a bent tin can over... and immediately breaking stealth.* [00:43] <&Hebizuka> *Your group makes it behind cover, but the criminals get to act first.* [00:44] <&Hebizuka> *The crim group also seeks cover...* [00:45] <&Hebizuka> *Amusingly, two of the three fail their cover checks as well, with only the third one fast enough to move on to act.* [00:45] <&Hebizuka> @cover [00:45] <MazeBot> A wooden barrel. (Health: 24, LDV modifier: -1. AC Eqv: Hardskin. Pass-through threshold: 6+ dmg. Pain modifier: x1) [00:46] <&Hebizuka> *Loggia #3 will open fire on your piece of cover in Ayako's general direction, with a six-shot burst.* [00:46] <&Hebizuka> @roll 6#2d6 [00:46] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 10;11;7;8;6;3 [00:46] <&Hebizuka> *Shots fired: 6. Hits: 4.* [00:47] <&Hebizuka> *While the gangster lands 4 solid hits on your cover, only two caused damage, and only minor damage, which is insufficient to overpenetrate and hit anyone.* [00:47] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 1.* [00:48] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 2. What is your next move?* [00:50] * Jonah whips out her Protecta and aims for the man with the submachine gun. "Carolyn, make the call!" [00:50] <Jonah> *Protecta, submachine-toting mafia man's head, 3 shots.* [00:51] <~Tempest> *Carolyn will use the turn to dial 9-1 and call the police. The call will be displayed after turn resolution - simply assume she is trying to talk over ongoing combat.* [00:51] <&Hebizuka> *Raider takes out a V40 grenade and lobs it at the Loggias' cover.* [00:52] <&Hebizuka> *Ayako stays put, for now, choosing not to risk herself in melee knowing she might be too slow.* [00:53] <&Hebizuka> *Prisca aims at the first Loggia gangster's direction, the assault rifle one, and empties five shots in semi-auto, hoping to make mincemeat of the cover - if the grenade didn't do that first.* [00:54] <&Hebizuka> *Marcus aims his Mk18 at Loggia #2, the pistol guy, and will try to land a shot with the masterkey in his general direction.* [00:55] <&Hebizuka> *Loggia #1 aims his rifle at Raider's general direction and will attempt to open fire with two bursts.* [00:56] <&Hebizuka> *Loggia #2 aims his pistol at Marcus and tries firing four shots at his general direction.* [00:57] <&Hebizuka> *Loggia #3 aims his SMG at Carolyn's direction, firing another 6 shots in full auto.* [00:57] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: (Carolyn), Raider, Loggia2, Marcus, Prisca, Loggia3, You, Loggia1.* [00:58] <&Hebizuka> *Carolyn starts phoning the emergency number for the police...* [00:58] <&Hebizuka> *Raider...* [00:58] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [00:58] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 8 [00:58] <&Hebizuka> @roll 1d7-1 Shrapnel [00:58] <MazeBot> Hebizuka, Shrapnel: 1:2-1 [00:59] <&Hebizuka> *Only 1 piece of shrapnel hits the cover.* [01:01] <&Hebizuka> *Much to everyone's disappointment, the barrel is only lightly damaged and most shrapnel failed to hit anyone. The blast, at least, caused a little damage to the entire group of gangsters.* [01:02] <~Tempest> [Raider] Goddamn these mini-grenades are -shit-! [01:03] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Yes, please PLEASE put me through to a police officer! We're being shot at by a bunch of gangsters! NO I CAN'T WAIT, MAKE IT FAST! [01:03] <&Hebizuka> *Loggia #2's turn...* [01:03] <&Hebizuka> @roll 4#2d6 [01:03] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 3;8;5;7 [01:03] <&Hebizuka> *Shots fired: 4. Hits: 2.* [01:05] <&Hebizuka> *Your cover, a plastic crate full of garbage, continues sustaining hits and damage. Some garbage spills out, but it's still mostly standing.* [01:06] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] What do they look like? I don't know, LIKE FUCKING GANGSTERS? This place is FULL OF THEM! Send HELP! You hear me? HELP! [01:06] <&Hebizuka> *Marcus' turn...* [01:06] <&Hebizuka> @roll 1#2d6 [01:06] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 8 [01:07] <&Hebizuka> *The incendiary slug strikes the wooden barrel...* [01:07] <&Hebizuka> *...goes right through it...* [01:08] <&Hebizuka> *...and overpenetrates. Its trajectory is deviated, and it strikes the first gangster instead, in the right foot. Which is promptly set on fire.* [01:08] <~Tempest> [Loggia1] AUGH [01:10] <&Hebizuka> *The damage done is extensive, given the loud and high-pitched scream... and the fire. The Loggia gangster promptly loses consciousness and faints while the flames burn away at his body and clothes...* [01:11] <&Hebizuka> *Prisca's turn...* [01:11] <&Hebizuka> @roll 5#2d6 [01:11] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 7;5;10;8;7 [01:13] <&Hebizuka> *Shots fired: 5. Hits: 5 (total flechette that hit: 56)* [01:14] <&Hebizuka> *The barrel breaks apart and fails to be any sort of useful cover after the first shot. That leaves 45 flechette flying straight towards the passed out-on-fire Loggia gangster...* [01:15] <&Hebizuka> *...Who, in a streak of completely pointless bad luck, takes them all in the face.* [01:16] <&Hebizuka> *45 flechette in the face equals...* [01:18] <&Hebizuka> Prisca de Stilcore [Saiga-12K] Loggia /H\ [B] [01:18] <&Hebizuka> *...a very brutal death.* [01:19] <&Hebizuka> *The gangster's head has been pretty much turned into an unrecognizable pile of punctured bloody flesh and broken skull with a haircut that VAGUELY looks like a head.* [01:21] <~Tempest> [Prisca] I THINK HE'S DEAD [01:21] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] I THINK WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE, SEND SOME HELP ALREADY [01:23] <&Hebizuka> *Loggia #3...* [01:24] <&Hebizuka> @roll 6#2d6 [01:24] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 4;6;3;8;6;7 [01:24] <&Hebizuka> *Shots fired: 6. Hits: 2.* [01:25] <&Hebizuka> *Few hits, and little damage to your cover, which is still standing strong!* [01:28] <&Hebizuka> *Your turn. You may roll now. You were aiming at the target's head which was exposed even prior the cover's destruction, therefore you will be aiming there with the usual penalties.* [01:30] <Jonah> @roll 3#2d6 [01:30] <MazeBot> Jonah: 3;7;5 [01:31] <&Hebizuka> *Shots fired: 3. Hits: 1 (7 pellets hit)* [01:32] <&Hebizuka> *The first and last shell missed their target, but the middle one was sufficiently well aimed and/or lucky to land 7 pellets in the gangster's head!* [01:34] <&Hebizuka> *Naturally, the full-power buckshot you just sent into that crim's noggin had more than enough force to extract all the grey matter... and the red one... and the brain one... with extreme prejudice.* [01:34] <&Hebizuka> Jonah [Protecta] Gangster /H\ [B] [01:35] <&Hebizuka> *Only one left...* [01:35] <&Hebizuka> *Loggia #1: Turn cancelled due to extremely brutal death.* [01:37] <&Hebizuka> *Resolving call for police assistance...* [01:37] <&Hebizuka> *A small squad of SRT Guards will be deployed in this room in 3 turns.* [01:46] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 2...* [01:46] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 3. What is your next move?* [01:46] <&Hebizuka> *Two of the three Loggias are dead, and the SRTs will come in 2 turns.* [01:47] * Jonah keeps her gun trained on that last poor fuck, and pulls the trigger. [01:47] <Jonah> *Protecta, last Loggia's torso, two shots* [01:48] <&Hebizuka> *Raider draws his M9 and prepares to fire 4 shots on his own into the last Loggia, aimed at the head.* [01:48] <&Hebizuka> *No-one else acts this turn, thinking it'll be enough.* [01:49] <&Hebizuka> *Order this turn: Loggia2, Raider, You.* [01:49] <&Hebizuka> *The last Loggia fires five more rounds in your direction...* [01:49] <&Hebizuka> @roll 5#2d6 [01:49] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 12;5;9;7;11 [01:50] <&Hebizuka> *Shots fired: 5. Hits: 4, including a critical hit.* [01:50] <&Hebizuka> *All four rounds hit your cover. None overpenetrate.* [01:51] <&Hebizuka> The garbage crate is reducing in size and importance, but it is still standing!* [01:51] <&Hebizuka> *Raider...* [01:51] <&Hebizuka> @roll 4#2d6 [01:51] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 8;9;9;3 [01:52] <&Hebizuka> *Shots fired: 4. Hits: 3.* [01:52] <&Hebizuka> *Raider puts down the last gangster with deadly accuracy.* [01:52] <&Hebizuka> Raider [Beretta M9] Gangster /H\ [01:52] <&Hebizuka> *End of fight! (3 turns)* [01:52] <&Hebizuka> *The SRTs will arrive next turn.* [01:53] <Jonah> Holy /fuck/ that was scary. [01:54] <~Tempest> [Marcus] That's just the first wave! There's more up ahead... Loot up, reload, do everything you need to do while the cops arrive... [01:55] <Jonah> Fuck, I was hoping for more a breather! [01:55] <&Hebizuka> *What will you do?* [01:55] * Jonah does her best to reload the Protecta - from her vest, this time, she doesn't want to get jumped with her pants down. [01:55] <&Hebizuka> *12 gauge buckshot: 61 remaining in vest* [01:56] <&Hebizuka> *Armsel Protecta: 12/12, Buck* [01:56] <&Hebizuka> *The reloading takes one turn.* [01:57] <&Hebizuka> *Two SRT Guards, clad in full body armor, barge in the room.* [01:57] <~Tempest> [SRT1] Special Response Team! Nobody move! [01:57] <&Hebizuka> *The first SRT carries a sniper rifle and a huge revolver (maining the latter), and the second carries an assault rifle and a submachine gun, with the former in hands.* [01:58] <~Tempest> [SRT2] Everybody hands up! [01:59] <~Tempest> *Carolyn and Raider raise their hands, followed by Marcus and Prisca. Will you raise your hands?* [01:59] * Jonah shoots her hands right the fuck up. [01:59] <~Tempest> [SRT1] We've received a distress call, what is going on here? [02:01] <Jonah> We, uh - we just killed those three guys in self defense, and one of them was calling for help, I think, I couldn't make them out for sure. [02:01] <Jonah> We used a teleport pad and they just started shooting at us before we could get our bearings! [02:01] <~Tempest> [SRT2] I'll keep them in sights, you go ID the bodies. [02:01] <~Tempest> [SRT1] Alright.. [02:02] <&Hebizuka> *The first SRT, with revolver and sniper rifle, crosses the room to check the bodies. While there is one whose face has been completely mangled, he can identify the other two, despite also having died from gruesome headshots.* [02:02] <~Tempest> [SRT1] What the fuck, these are Loggia crime family members! [02:03] <~Tempest> [SRT1] I know these two guys... I dunno about the third, his face exploded worse than an overripe fruit. What the heck did you guys do to piss them off? [02:04] <Jonah> I told you, we were just messing around with a teleport pad, and then before we could figure out anything they just started blasting away! [02:04] <~Tempest> [SRT2] Explain yourselves! What's going on here, and why is there a huge iron golem with you? It's even lifting its hands too... [02:04] <~Tempest> [Prisca] Y-yeah... We don't know what happened, we were just here, a group of friends visiting the sector... [02:05] <Jonah> And the golem's with us! She's a tanuki, she likes transforming into stuff before we head out! [02:05] <~Tempest> [SRT1] What room is this? 8584? Isn't that close from the suspected Loggia HQ? [02:05] <~Tempest> [SRT2] Yeah, this seems a bit odd... [02:06] <~Tempest> [SRT2] And they attacked you first? [02:08] <Jonah> Yeah! That, that guy with the submachine gun, he saw us first and just blasted away at us! [02:09] <Jonah> We hid behind the trash can here, and then we started firing back while Carolyn called you guys up. [02:10] <~Tempest> [SRT1] I don't like the sound of that, we should call for backup. [02:10] <~Tempest> [SRT2] Agreed, I'll call em. [02:11] <Jonah> Wa - wait, you think there's going to be more trouble? [02:11] <~Tempest> *The elite police officer takes out his mobile phone and begins calling for some backup...* [02:13] <~Tempest> [SRT2] Central, this is Sierra 2. The distress call was a, uh, group of friends who managed to get themselves into a fight into prime Loggia territory. So prime that we're right at the door of their HQ. We're gonna need serious backup, they're probably barricadng themselves and getting geared up right now. Can you send us some?... ...Okay, great, thanks. [02:13] <&Hebizuka> *More SRTs are coming in 3 turns.* [02:14] <~Tempest> [SRT2] Okay, I'm going to need all of you to stay put and not move from here. Soon as backup is there, we will handle this. [02:15] <Jonah> That's - are you guys sure? If you guys are that spooked, then wouldn't more guns be better? [02:15] <Jonah> *Turn on the SIE for the guards, just in case I need to finesse this.* [02:25] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Name: Della "Sierra 1" Thompson. Code: 3-6-3 3-5-3-5-7-1-7. || 30 years old, X-Female. Height: 168cm. Weight: 75kg. Breast size: 40D. || Hostility: Neutral. Attitude: Honor-bound. Morale: Stable. [02:25] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Name: Edward "Sierra 2" Darven. Code:2-5-4 8-3-2-7-7-6-10. || 25 years old, X-Male. Height: 215cm. Weight: 82kg. || Hostility: Neutral. Attitude: Friendly. Morale: Stable. [02:33] <~Tempest> [SRT2] You are still potential suspects, and if it turns out you did nothing wrong, leave it to us. We're taking charge. [02:35] * Jonah doesn't bother pressing the point. "Alright, then. Good luck, officers - and thanks for coming so quickly." There's not a single hint of sarcasm in her tone - they /will/ be doing most of the work, after all. [02:37] <Jonah> *Wait three turns for the other SRTs to arrive?* [03:07] <&Hebizuka> *3 turns pass...* [03:08] <&Hebizuka> *Three more SRT Guards barge in the room; one with a submachine gun+revolver, one with SMG+pistol, and another one with assault rifle+pistol. There is also a regular Guard, with nothing but a pistol and none of the SRT armor.* [03:09] <&Hebizuka> *The SRTs group in one corner of the room, while the lone Guard approaches you.* [03:09] <~Tempest> [Guard] Are you the ones who were attacked by the Loggias and called for help? [03:10] <Jonah> "Ah - yeah, that was us. My phone's super dead, so Carolyn called while we, uhm. We... took care of the problem ourselves." She pretends to stumble over the euphemism, as though still a bit unnerved over shooting someone in the face. [03:13] <~Tempest> [Guard] I came here to tell you that you will not get in trouble for this. As we speak, we have a squad of SRTs assembling to storm the place, apprehend any other gangsters inside this compound and seize any of their belongings. Since the SRT report confirm it was self defense, you are all free to go. We'll handle it from here. [03:15] <Jonah> *Let's try the SIE on this Guard. He might be more easily convinced.* [03:16] <Jonah> Well.... uhm... we're /free/ to go, but /can/ we stay? If this is really the Loggias headquarters, then, well - this is the once in a lifetime stuff. I'd love to tell my kids that I was on the scene, and everything. [03:18] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Name: Patricia Hargrove. Code: 2-2-2 7-6-1-1-1-1-4. || 26 years old, O-Female. Height: 203cm. Weight: 95kg. Breast size: 46E || Hostility: Neutral. Attitude: Ruthless. Morale: Stable. [03:18] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] Conversation tracking in progress... [03:19] <~Tempest> [Guard] I'm sorry but I don't see what kind of business you have staying here. I'm sure you have already a lot to tell to your kids. [03:19] <&Hebizuka> *Prisca looks very nervous.* [03:25] <&Hebizuka> *The SRTs have launched their assault, and are storming into the next room.* [03:25] <&Hebizuka> *You can hear the muffled, but loud and resonating gunfire. [03:25] <Jonah> Maybe a little, but if this is really the Loggias you guys are dealing with, then... wouldn't every extra gun be of some help? We're as well armed as you, and it wouldn't feel right at all not to help the Guards when there's something we could do. [03:25] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] The Guard is not convinced. [03:26] <~Tempest> [Guard] Are you a law enforcement officer? Because you don't look like one and neither do any of your friends. I see a maid, a shrine maiden, a golem, a mercenary, a librarian and an archaeologist, but I don't see any police officers besides myself and the SRT squad. [03:26] <~Tempest> [Guard] Don't be silly. And don't waste my time. If you have no valid reason to stay here, i'll ask you to leave. [03:28] <Jonah> Well - we /did/ teleport here. We don't, actually.... know how to get back. And if we're in the middle of mafia territory, then we're not quite comfortable just... heading out on our own, and maybe running into more of those guys. [03:28] <~Tempest> [Prisca] Jonah, are you not forgetting something... *She mutters, through her teeth.* [03:28] <Jonah> Like you said, we - we're not actually /trained/ for any of this. So we'd like to stay with the guys who are. And maybe help, just so we aren't a useless weight. [03:29] <~Tempest> [Guard] We are Guards, not baby-sitters. [03:29] <&Hebizuka> [SIE] She is thoroughly unconvinced. This may be your last chance to nudge it back in the right direction... [03:36] <Jonah> *Right now, it's only the regular guard in the room, correct? The five SRTs went ahead.* [03:37] <&Hebizuka> *Yes, she's the only one left.* [03:37] <Jonah> *Gunfire and murdering still going on in the next room?* [03:37] <&Hebizuka> *Yes, it can still be heard.* [03:45] <Jonah> You're right - you're not baby-sitters. But /we/ can't go out of this room without /some/ kind of support, or else we'll just run into more mafia members who are either coming to the HQ to help defend it, and thus /shoot us,/ or mafia members who are running away in a panic and liable to /shoot us anyways / for being around. This room is the safest place in the whole damned Sector now... [03:45] <Jonah> ...because it's already cleared out; what I want is for my group to /stay here and be safe/ until all this shit blows over. Go ahead, join the rest of the SRTs in the other rooms, we don't want to get shot. But if we go out there and find more mafia members we're just gonna keep on calling more Guards and straining the Guards' resources even more because it's gonna be a bloodbath. At least... [03:46] <Jonah> ...if we stay here, we can hide and ambush any bloodthirsty fuck who plans on getting a mafia promotion or however those things work. [03:47] <~Tempest> *The guard has an ironic smile.* [03:47] <~Tempest> [Guard] Exactly, this is why you're going to stay here until I have the all green from the squad. [03:48] <Jonah> OH. [03:48] <Jonah> That's. That's good. [03:48] <Jonah> Thanks a lot, Miss...? [03:49] <~Tempest> [Guard] It's officer Hargrove for you. [03:49] <Jonah> Thank you, Officer Hargrove. Thank you for not letting us die out there. [03:51] <~Tempest> [Guard] Whatever. [03:51] <~Tempest> *The Guard's phone rings. She immediately picks up.* [03:52] <~Tempest> [Guard] Hargrove. ...Oh, good job. What?... Sure. What did you find? A green jewel, a keycard and a private telepad? Okay... Oh, the keycard opened a stash? What did you find inside? [03:53] <~Tempest> [Guard] ... Several thousands of rounds of ammunition, and a huge pile of money? Why why, we've found the Loggias' treasure stash, that's great! Call the Chief, grab everything as evidence and lock up the place. Good job, boys! [03:54] <~Tempest> [Guard] *She hangs up, then turns back to you. Prisca's face is purple.* There. Our SRTs have cleared the place, not a single Loggia left alive in there. We're going to bring all of their stuff back to the station. What a great catch! Eight grand in cash, do you imagine? [03:58] <Jonah> I can definitely imagine it. And all that stuff's going straight to the Guards' coffers? [03:59] <~Tempest> [Guard] Yes, it's kept as evidence. Bad news though, the Loggia big chief wasn't inside. But since we seized a nice amount of their stuff, it won't be used by them anymore, so it's always good. [03:59] <~Tempest> *Prisca passes out.* [03:59] <~Tempest> [Guard] Is she okay?.. [04:01] * Jonah groans. "Nope. Prisca got her library burned down by the Loggias. She's needed some money to get back on her feet, which is why she joined up with us." [04:01] <~Tempest> [Guard] Hold the horses. What do you mean? [04:04] * Jonah shrugs - no point keeping secrets at this rate. Marcus certainly isn't saying anything. "So, Carolyn, Raider, Ayako and I - we adventure, that's on criminal record, probably. We ran into Prisca here, who /was/ a librarian, but I guess she stepped on too many toes or something, since her library in Room, uh, what was it - Marcus, you've known her longer than I do, where did she used to be located?" [04:05] <~Tempest> [Marcus] That doesn't matter anymore... [04:06] <~Tempest> [Guard] Go on, I want to understand this story. [04:07] * Jonah just shrugs, having already washed her hands of the whole affair. [04:08] <Jonah> "In any case, her library burned down, and she got a hankering for sweet, filthy lucre. She never seemed to have a bone to pick with the Loggias - I always just thought that she was more worried about having a place to live in. So in any case, we traveled together." [04:09] <~Tempest> *Hargrove is already taking another notepad and scribbling notes, writing down about the story, nodding and telling you to go on.* [04:09] <Jonah> "Marcus is an archeologist, and Prisca's good with the book learning, so we tried our hand at archeology, mining, things like that. We made a little coin, but it wasn't all that much." [04:10] <~Tempest> *Marcus is speechless, and cannot believe the enormous pile of lies you're enumerating.* [04:11] <Jonah> "Then we heard about a big score. Or rather, Marcus remembered something, and Prisca was all too happy to help. I wasn't interested, but they were our friends, so it's not like I could just abandon them, you know? That camaraderie you get in firefights' a bitch, really." [04:11] <~Tempest> [Guard] So you're saying that Marcus was well aware of the Loggias and their stash and he just wanted to hit their base to loot their stuff? Is that why you were really here? [04:12] <Jonah> "But, uh, I'm digressing - anyway, Marcus and Prisca pitched us something about royal jewels, buried treasure, fairy tale stuff, you know? We tried to follow some leads, but the Loggias, I guess, found out too." [04:12] <Jonah> No, no no. It's /disgustingly/ more convoluted than that. [04:12] <~Tempest> *Scribbling, scribbling. One of the SRTs comes back in the room to check up on Hargrove.* [04:12] <Jonah> God, if he /had/ planned it out I'd have dragged him to the hospital to get his head checked. [04:12] <~Tempest> [Guard] Hey, Sierra 3, bring your squad back here will you? [04:13] <~Tempest> [SRT3] Something the matter, officer? [04:13] <~Tempest> [Guard] They're telling me an interesting story. [04:15] <~Tempest> [Guard] Do go on, ma'am... [04:15] <Jonah> So, anyways, we're just a bunch of idiots waving guns around, so Prisca and Carolyn would have vetoed anything overtly violent. But Marcus brought up a never-before-found archeology dig, something about the Kings of Mazeworld. And he heard from a friend of a friend that some dude was selling a genuine crown. I don't remember who it was, it's been a while. [04:16] <~Tempest> [Guard] Is this crown related to the royal jewels you mentioned earlier? [04:17] <Jonah> Yup yup. Marcus and Prisca never give me the full story 'cause I'll try and fail to shut them down, but even I can put two and two together. So we go and see what price the dealer wants for the crown, guy says it's not for sale, he already had a deal with someone. He didn't say /who/ but he was really twitchy about it and everyone I know can confirm that it seemed really suspicious and we... [04:17] <Jonah> ...shouldn't mess with anyone who was so jumpy he needed to hire two bodyguards for it." [04:18] <Jonah> Like I said, two and two together - it was probably one of the mafia families. Ayako thought it might have been youkai but she thinks that all time. [04:19] <Jonah> So, we leave it alone, go do some game hunting for a while - we actually have some in my pack, we were coming back from a pretty scant hunt. [04:20] <Jonah> Anyways, we reach the teleporter, and we're still not satisfied. Can't make money selling small game, not with splitting it six ways. [04:20] <Jonah> So Prisca just slams in random numbers because /man/ can she get frustrated sometimes. We wind up here, we get /shot at/ and that's when Carolyn called the cops. [04:20] <Jonah> By which I mean you guys, of course. [04:21] <~Tempest> [Guard] And the rest, I know. Okay then. [04:22] <~Tempest> [Guard] One last question... What was their objective? Were they going to sell the crown and jewels for money? [04:22] <Jonah> My two cents? Prisca probably thought the jewel was the silly king's jewel, or she saw 8000 just slip right through her fingers. She's been in a bad place lately, and after she wakes up she'll probably rant at us for calling you guys. [04:23] <Jonah> No... no, I don't think so. The crown was /really/ expensive, and if they wanted to hock it they'd need to go way above what they bought it for, and at that point no one's going to spend 6 grand plus for an antique. [04:23] <Jonah> Marcus, - what /are/ the crown and jewels supposed to do, exactly? You never told me. [04:24] <~Tempest> [Marcus] The jewels were supposed to be inserted inside the crown in order to form a sort of giant key, which would, according to the legend, unlock the tomb of King Maratuxa and reveal its massive treasure... But now, it's all fucked, we will never get it! [04:25] <~Tempest> [Guard] Some fancy story this is. But what I see is a librarian and an archaeologist banding up for theft and murder, hitting other crime families for their own personal gain, and whether or not this treasure really exists, they've done enough for me to think they shouldn't do anything anymore. [04:26] <~Tempest> [Guard] SRTs, please arrest Prisca de Stilcore and Marcus McBride for theft, murder, bribery, attempted robbery, and conspiration. [04:27] <~Tempest> *The elite cops approach the library team, slamming cuffs over their hands. Just in time for Prisca to wake up.* [04:27] <~Tempest> [Prisca] Wha... What the? What is going on? What is this shit? TAKE THESE OFF, WE'RE NOT THE REAL CRIMINALS! ARREST THE LOGGIAS! THEY'RE THE RESPONSIBLES! AIIEEEEE! [04:27] <Jonah> Wait - wait, you seriously think Pris and Marcus did all of that? I mean, the murder /maybe/ if you just count this stuff, but - I never saw them stole anything? [04:27] <~Tempest> *No matter how hard Prisca kicks and protests, she and Marcus are promptly dragged away by the SRTs.* [04:27] <Jonah> Officers, I think you guys are making a mistake here... [04:28] <~Tempest> [Guard] The way I'm seeing it, they have orchestrated the theft of this crown and of these jewels, have employed you to be their hired guns and deal with the Loggias and retrieve the rest of the jewels. The evidence is right there. They were about to commit a hit in this place, and this jewel and your story about the crown adds up. [04:29] <Jonah> Wait, wait - /theft?/ What the fuck, when did it get stolen? [04:29] <Jonah> We never went back to that dude, what happened? [04:30] <~Tempest> [Guard] I would happen to know about a certain Peter Braun, a famous rich man, and he has reported the theft of this crown. [04:30] <~Tempest> [Guard] We don't have the proof but I'm thinking either McBride and de Stilcore, or any of their hired guns - maybe you, maybe someone else, have something to do with it. [04:31] <~Tempest> [Guard] As for bribery... I'm going to assume McBride promised you handsome rewards, perhaps even paid you in other ways? [04:31] <Jonah> That's. That's - damn. Well, - whoa, nelly, definitely wasn't us. I don't take stock with that sort of situation. [04:31] <Jonah> Nope - no rewards. Outside of splitting everything evenly, but we always do that, even with the small time gigs. [04:31] <~Tempest> [Guard] It doesn't matter anyway, because since you've revealed this whole story, I'm going to let you go... This time. [04:32] <Jonah> Er - thanks, Officer Hargrove. We do appreciate it. [04:32] <Jonah> We'll try to pick better friends next time. Sorry for all the fuss, and everything. [04:32] <~Tempest> [Guard] I will take you to the telepad they discovered in the HQ, and you will be able to go home, wherever you live. Don't pull stupid shit and find a decent job, all of you. You're a maid, there's plenty of better masters out there. And your friends too. Try not to get involved with the mob ever again. [04:33] <&Hebizuka> *Mission failed. Fortune of the Daring missions are no longer available.* [04:33] <Jonah> Trust me, officer, getting involved with the mob was never part of the plan. [04:33] <Jonah> *And thank fuck for that.* [04:33] <&Hebizuka> *Fast travel 5 rooms to the telepad?* [04:33] <Jonah> *Yes please.* [04:35] <&Hebizuka> *You are now at the teleporting pad. You may leave by selecting a room number of your choice.* [04:37] * Jonah punches in 6873. After all, Marcus /did/ leave all their goodies back in the library. We can use the phone one more time and make puuuuuure profit. [04:38] <&Hebizuka> @roll 1d600 [04:38] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 205 [04:40] <&Hebizuka> *You reappear in a warehouse room. No library - you will probably never find Prisca's library ever again. There is a dumpster in the corner with a lot of stuff inside. Mostly trash, but who knows, maybe there's more interesting things...* [04:41] * Jonah immediately slumps to the floor. [04:41] <Jonah> Holy /fucking hell/ I was afraid they wouldn't get arrested. [04:42] <Jonah> That was close, that was /real/ close. [04:42] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Holy fucking SHIT. I thought you were going back to jail. [04:42] <Jonah> So did I, Gods. [04:42] <Jonah> Those two needed to be put away, but it wasn't like I could just call the cops on them, I had no evidence. [04:42] <~Tempest> [Raider] I gotta say, that was... that was something. That was... I'm not sure if it's "amazing" or "absolutely terrible", but either way, you probably deserve some sort of reward for how immensely ballsy it is. [04:43] * Jonah starts cackling, juuuuust a hint of mania in her voice. [04:43] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] By the GODS, Jonah! Excuse my language, but you are one FUCKING slithering snake tongue of a liar! [04:43] <~Tempest> [Raider] The more enormous the lie, the easier it is to believe... [04:43] <Jonah> Hey! /All of that was true/ from a certain point of view! [04:43] <~Tempest> *Ayako makes a thumbs up.* [04:44] <Jonah> Besides, what else can I say? The Gods blessed me - they agreed with my assessment that those two were a menace to society, and guided my tongue. [04:44] <~Tempest> [Raider] Of all the creative methods I could've thought of to dispose of them [04:44] <~Tempest> [Raider] You go for the spectacular route. [04:44] <Jonah> Please, Raider. I'm a Paladin. [04:44] <Jonah> Spectacular is part of the job description. [04:44] <~Tempest> [Raider] Seriously, you have my entire respect for that. And I've seen some shit in my life, but you take the cake of the biggest shit of them all shits. [04:44] <Jonah> Ahaha. Ahahahahaha. Thanks. [04:44] <Jonah> That... that really /does/ mean a lot to me, goddamn. [04:45] <Jonah> When you'd grow on me, old man~? [04:45] <&Hebizuka> *Strangely, both of them got an INCREASE in morale.* [04:45] <~Tempest> [Raider] I figure that I'm not going to be retired anytime soon, you're too rich and too crazy to let go of me. So might as well. [04:45] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Hey, there's something strange in that trash can... [04:46] <Jonah> Who needs untold riches when you got a steady paycheck, eh? [04:46] <Jonah> Oh? I guess it's time to do a little treasure hunting of our own. What do we have here? [04:46] <~Tempest> [Raider] Damn right. [04:46] <&Hebizuka> *Search in the trash dumpster?* [04:47] <Jonah> *Hell yeah search the dumpster* [04:48] <&Hebizuka> =Dumpster contents= [04:48] <&Hebizuka> *Meaningless trash.* [04:48] <&Hebizuka> *Meaningless papers.* [04:48] <&Hebizuka> [Key item] A mobile phone. - [Battery: 6/6] [04:48] <&Hebizuka> [Food] Beverage - Bottle of champagne. 620kcal - Inebriation +5d8+1 [04:48] <&Hebizuka> [Key item] A mobile phone. - [Battery: 5/6] [04:48] <&Hebizuka> [Valuable] Metal - Platinum bar, 250g ingot - Value 1500-6000 P$ (1d4501+1499) - Weight: 0.5 [04:49] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Holy sh-! [04:49] <~Tempest> [Raider] I'm gonna start believing in karma, at this rate... [04:49] <Jonah> Oh /baby./ [04:49] <Jonah> Ahahahah, now /this/ is a treasure haul, right? [04:50] <Jonah> And some unopened champagne, too! Guys wanna celebrate? I have some liquor in my pack! [04:50] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] It sure is! I shouldn't drink, but fuck it, let's celebrate, it's too good! [04:50] <Jonah> Alrighty, bring on the booze! [04:51] <~Tempest> *You bring down your backpack and take out the two bottles of brandy you had. What will you drink?* [04:54] <Jonah> The brandy! Champagne for Carolyn, more brandy for Raider. [04:57] <Jonah> "Cheers~" [04:57] <~Tempest> [Raider] Cheers. [04:57] <~Tempest> [Carolyn] Cheers! [04:58] <~Tempest> *You clink your bottles together. Your allies each drink a bottle portion.* [04:59] <~Tempest> *How much will you drink? [04:59] <Jonah> *A bottle portion. Just enough to get a buzz.* [05:00] <&Hebizuka> *You feel a mild buzz.* [05:01] <Jonah> Good times, good times. [05:01] <&Hebizuka> *Each of them keep their respective bottle.* [05:02] * Jonah slips the mostly-charged cell phone into her pack, as well as the platinum bar. Carolyn can carry the spare! [05:03] <~Tempest> *Carolyn takes the spare full-battery mobile phone.* [05:03] <&Hebizuka> *Do you want to replace your dead battery with the 5/6 one?* [05:04] <Jonah> *Yup yup!* [05:04] <&Hebizuka> *You drop the old dead battery, and cannibalize the other phone's 5/6 one.* [05:04] <&Hebizuka> *Carolyn removes the battery from the third phone, keeping the battery only in her bag.* [05:06] <Jonah> *And we're keeping the actual /phone/ as well, right?* [05:07] <&Hebizuka> *Did you want to keep the phone for the 6/6 battery?* [05:07] <&Hebizuka> *Because Carolyn doesn't want it.* [05:07] <Jonah> *Yes.* [05:07] <&Hebizuka> *You can take it in your inventory then.* [05:07] <&Hebizuka> [Key item] Mobile phone - [No battery] [05:07] * Jonah takes it off her hands, and shoves everything right on in. [05:07] <&Hebizuka> *Extra mobile phones weigh 1 unit.* [05:08] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 55.64/60 [05:08] <&Hebizuka> *You took the second empty mobile phone as well.* [05:08] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 56.64/60 [05:10] <&Hebizuka> Checkout [05:11] <&Hebizuka> 338 rooms (+18), 51 kills (+4), 1 SE, 6 missions, 3 Amulets, 4882 P$ (+1030), 0 Runs. [05:11] <&Hebizuka> Score: 619pts (+36) [05:12] <&Hebizuka> =Today's stats= (Legend: Hits/Attempts) [05:12] <&Hebizuka> Shots fired 3/6 [05:12] <&Hebizuka> TOTAL: 3/6 (50%) [05:12] <&Hebizuka> =All-time stats= [05:12] <&Hebizuka> Shots fired 101/197 (51%) [05:12] <&Hebizuka> Melee hits 3/5 (60%) [05:12] <&Hebizuka> Nades and rockets 2/3 (67%) [05:12] <&Hebizuka> Special/Other 1/1 (100%) [05:12] <&Hebizuka> TOTAL: 107/206 (52% accuracy) [05:13] <&Hebizuka> =Achievement progress= [05:13] <&Hebizuka> Shotgun: 22 pts (+2) [05:13] <&Hebizuka> Headshot kills: 10 (+1) [05:13] <&Hebizuka> Brutal kills: 13 (+2) [05:13] <&Hebizuka> Youkai eliminated: 2 (+2)