Log:Session 49 (Meta, no ontology)

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[12:28] <&Hebizuka> *Welcome back to the Mazes, Tasia. You have visited 78 rooms, next special room at the 80th. You are in pain, but otherwise relatively OK. Your ally, a Maze Sergeant called Regina da Silva, is still there, stuttering as ever, but she is OK. !mrooms3 to resume* [12:30] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [12:30] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 1045 - Front door: 6627 - Right door: 678 - Roomstyle: 245 - Enemy strength: 3 /6 [12:30] <Tasia> Let's go left. [12:30] <Tasia> "Are you ready to go, Regina?" [12:31] * Tasia opens left door [12:31] <~SU_Tempest> *She seems to have her attention diverted away... then snaps back to you, nodnods and hurries.* [12:31] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room, with only one door ahead (!mrooms1). Not much in the room, except for a mushroom...* [12:32] * Tasia picks the mushroom and examines it. [12:32] <&Hebizuka> [Mushroom] (Unknown) Red, Pleasant smell - Weight: 0.1 [12:32] <Tasia> "Hmm. I don't know what this is, but it might be edible." [12:32] <Tasia> !mrooms1 [12:32] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Unique door: 3494 - Roomstyle: 416 - Enemy strength: 5 /6 [12:32] * Tasia goes through the unique door [12:32] <&Hebizuka> *Taking it or leaving it?* [12:33] <Tasia> Taking it. [12:33] <Tasia> It has a pleasnat smell so... probably isn't poison? [12:33] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Red! Red is scary. [12:34] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/Main) 39.51/50 [12:34] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Except f-for... ketchup, I guess?... [12:34] <Tasia> "It's a good color, if you ask me." [12:35] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Oh, oh, I meant for food! But yes, red is pretty. P-pretty, yes. Except when it's all over my clothes. [12:36] <Tasia> "True, that. Let's not make that happen, hmm?" [12:36] <&Hebizuka> *You make it inside a special room, which has on one side, a row of what look like prison cells - eight, to be exact, with various creatures inside, while the other side contrasts, being a sort of office with a desktop, a computer, a well-dressed person working on it, and plenty of recruitment and advertisement posters on the wall behind.* [12:36] <&Hebizuka> *This is a hiring bureau.* [12:36] <Tasia> "Hello. What's this place and how does it work?" [12:37] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Ah, hello there, ma'am! Never been in one such place before? [12:38] <Tasia> "Only as a contractor, not a client." [12:38] <Tasia> "And we didn't have to sit in cages." [12:38] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Well pretty simply, it's the job-finding agency. We are the intermediates between people who volunteer for jobs, and people who have jobs to offer. Oh and, the creatures behind you in the cage? That's one such 'job' they offer themselves (or have been forced to do). They are for sale. [12:39] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] But rest assured that unless you were in gigantic legal trouble or are volunteering to do so, this won't happen to you, heh. [12:39] <Tasia> "Do you have any contract jobs open and needing someone to take them?" [12:39] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] May I ask you for your full name, please? And is your friend searching for a job as well? [12:40] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] N-no, no no...Not yet... [12:40] <Tasia> "Tasia Vakilaainen. And since she's more or less stuck with me, she'd be coming along unless she chooses not to." [12:40] <Tasia> "But her name is Regina de Silva, if you need that too." [12:42] <~SU_Tempest> *The hirer types away on the computer, presumably searching for something.* [12:43] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Your friend is listed as being already employed by the military, which is just as she implied. But for you, I don't see you listed as a contractor... and we already reached quota recently. [12:44] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] If you fancy getting extra muscle though, feel free to browse through the cages behind... [12:44] <Tasia> "Well, I don't have a steady source of income besides scavenging what I can from hostile monsters - so how could I be listed as a contractor once there's an opening?" [12:46] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Tough question. There is no way for me to predict when there will be a spot... People doing this kind of job tend to want to stay alive and employers want contractors that last long. [12:46] <Tasia> "I mean... I ahve a phine and everything.... so if a job came up I could just make my way to one of those teleporter pads after getting a call, and be right there." [12:46] <Tasia> I have a phone* [12:46] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] I know, I know. But that's just how the higher-ups want it. Quotas are a bitch, if you ask me. Because that means less commission cash for me! [12:47] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] I've heard things will change soon, but I don't bet on it. [12:47] <Tasia> "Fine, fine. Let's see what you have in the way of pets." [12:47] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Certainly. [12:49] <&Hebizuka> =Hiring bureau - creatures for sale= [12:49] <&Hebizuka> A: Tengu [12:49] <&Hebizuka> B: Butler [12:49] <&Hebizuka> C: Maid [12:49] <&Hebizuka> D: Kitsune [12:49] <&Hebizuka> E: Domesticated headcrab [12:49] <&Hebizuka> F: Psionic warrior [12:49] <&Hebizuka> G: Mercenary [12:49] <&Hebizuka> H: Mercenary [12:50] <Tasia> "There's something about keeping people in cages that bothers me..." [12:50] * Tasia takes a look at the kitsune [12:51] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] When they're not people who served prison sentences and desperately need somewhere to go, it's people who come there on their own. Or those who were sold by their previous owners. If you ask me, it's not my problem! My problem is making sure the paperwork is filled out. [12:52] <&Hebizuka> *An adult, short, female kitsune. She has very short purple hair, red eyes, and her ears and fox tails are silver-colored. She appears to have six tails as well.* [12:53] <&Hebizuka> *She is silently sitting in her cell, staring at the wall and not realizing you're observing her.* [12:53] <Tasia> "Well, this one looks fluffy." [12:54] <Tasia> "Miss? What are your employable skills?" [12:54] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Ah, the fox youkai? Yes, I suppose you could say that, when she's not trying to claw your face. My cheek still remembers when we had to shove her in there. She's there because her previous owner was dissatisfied - something about not expecting her to respond back or something. [12:54] <Tasia> "So she's a sassy one. That beats being too subservient." [12:55] <Tasia> "No offense intended, Regi." [12:55] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] My skills are sharp claws, fireballs up your ass, and a whole lot of fuck you unless you have cash for me - and not just the fee the asshole hirer wants you to pay. [12:55] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] N-none taken. [12:55] <Tasia> "I like your style." [12:55] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] I don't like your face. [12:56] <Tasia> "Well, if you want to sit in the cell and count the cracks in the ceiling for a few more weeks, be my guest." [12:56] <~SU_Tempest> *She's now glaring at you, her eyes now locked on yours. You have the impression of being locked-on by a missile.* [12:56] <Tasia> "The thought of fireballs does interest me." [12:57] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Anything to get me out of here, so long as you're NOT expecting me to be your gods-damned servant OR some sort of fuck-toy. Last owner sold me because he thought paying one point two grand for me meant my body was his property. [12:57] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Technically it is but-- *cut off* [12:57] <Tasia> "As if!" [12:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Shut your pie hole, suit-boy. My body is mine. I'm here because I'm broke. [12:58] <Tasia> "If I wanted a servant, I'd get one of the maids." [12:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] Not because I want a life of cheap fucks and potato chips. [12:58] <Tasia> "What's wrong with potato chips?" [12:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] I can't -stand- the taste of potato chips. That's literally all he ate. All day. All the time. [12:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] T-that doesn't sound very healthy.. [12:59] <Tasia> "What's your name?" [13:00] <~SU_Tempest> [Kitsune] No it's not, camo-girl. And my name? So you're gonna buy me huh? The name's Akemi. Akemi Hirayama. Not "fox-girl", not "bitch" and especially not "my precious fox darling". *She grimaces.* [13:01] <Tasia> "I've got a soldier with me, but I'm thinking I might need someone who can talk to the youkai too." [13:02] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] So, well, um. My asking price for her is 1200 P$, but... *He invites you back to his desk and mutters at you, so Akemi can't hear* ...that price is negotiable... Make it reasonably lower if you want her, I'd be more than glad to have her out of here. She is -so- annoying. [13:02] <Tasia> "If you're interested, I could probably get you out of here and offer you a share of the spoils.... so far we've found more than we could carry." [13:02] <Tasia> "One moment." (goes with the hirer) [13:03] <~SU_Tempest> *Regina stays beside Akemi's cage, giving her silent glances, which Akemi shoots back.* [13:04] <Tasia> "Eight hundred, and a promise that I'll do my best to not send her back?" [13:04] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] One thousand. [13:05] <Tasia> "Eight fifty. I've already got one person foisted on me against my will that I have to take care of, so I'm running a little thin unless I can salvage more stuff to sell off." [13:05] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Ugh. 900, last offer. I still have to cover my tracks! I'm not supposed to haggle prices like this but... [13:06] <Tasia> "Done." [13:06] <~SU_Tempest> *Hirer turns and smiles bright at the kitsune.* [13:06] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Good news, fox-tails. You're coming with her! [13:07] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Hoo-fuckin'-ray. Get me rid of the microbomb and let's get on with it. [13:07] <&Hebizuka> *Confirm the purchase? You will have 1096 P$ left in your pouch afterwards.* [13:08] <Tasia> [Y] [13:08] <&Hebizuka> *Please wait, adding her to your sheet..* [13:10] <Tasia> "Okay, Akemi, here's the deal - it's the same as the one with Regina here, more or less. Don't attack anyone unless they're actually a threat, don't catch any of us with your fireball, don't be afraid to disguise, hide, or play along, and most importantly, don't get yourself dead." [13:11] * Tasia pulls her Para-Ordnance 14.45 and from her pack and offers it to the kitsune. [13:12] <Tasia> "I might need this back, but I'll try to get you a better weapon first." [13:12] <Tasia> "Shoot for the head." [13:13] <Tasia> "That's in case your fire doesn't work for any reason, of course." [13:15] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi Hirayama is now joining you as an ally.* [13:15] <&Hebizuka> *The hirer unlocks and opens her cage, then disables and removes an object which was seemingly hidden in the back of her head.* [13:15] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Don't wanna see you here again, alright? [13:16] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Fuck off. *Turns to you now, she did listen to you.* Guns, huh? [13:16] <Tasia> "In case you need it." [13:16] <Tasia> "Not everything is flammable." [13:17] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] I can do more than just fireballs, really. I am good at elemental magic in general. But sure, I don't mind a gun. Just to let you know though, I'm no activist. Your Soldier friend can rest easy if she's scared of me, I don't care about the war or the whole thing. I just wanna get by. [13:17] <~SU_Tempest> *She accepts the P-14 anyway.* [13:17] <Tasia> "Then we're all in the same boat." [13:17] <Tasia> "Maybe a leaky boat, but it's got a good engine." [13:18] <Tasia> "And... I think i was going for some kind of metaphor there but immediately lost it." [13:18] <Tasia> "Anyway, welcome aboard." [13:18] <&Hebizuka> *She observes the handgun, before strapping the holster on her thigh and putting it away.* [13:19] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Yeah, thanks, I guess. [13:19] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] I-I really wonder what my superiors wi-will say if they knew that... [13:19] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/Main) 36.51/50 [13:19] <Tasia> "I'm putting you in charge of youkai relations, just as Regi here is better at dealing with soldiers. This way we should be good all around." [13:20] <Tasia> "Hey, Regi, they're the ones that assigned you to this, if they don't like it then it's their problem." [13:21] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] All right. Just making sure we are on the same page... I need you over here to overlook the personal details. So, Akemi Hirayama, 535 years old, 160cm, 57kg, silver fox and ears, 36C bust size, for her... third employment as a person for sale. Review this file, and sign here. [13:22] * Tasia flips through and signs with a flourish. [13:22] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Awesome. Thank you very much, please "enjoy" your "purchase". (Emphasis his) [13:22] <Tasia> "And Akemi - just so we're clear - you're not a slave or anything. Whatever you want to do on your own time is your business." [13:23] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Yeah, I'm still stuck with you two, though, ain't I? I don't mind THAT so long as you keep your hands away from my ass. [13:24] <Tasia> "Same to ya." [13:24] <&Hebizuka> *Next special room at the 88th.* [13:24] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [13:24] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 1013 - Front door: 4704 - Right door: 3064 - Roomstyle: 192 - Enemy strength: 1 /6 [13:24] <Tasia> "Be ready now..." [13:24] <Tasia> Front door. [13:25] <&Hebizuka> *A meeting office, with an oval table, and several office chairs. It's not being used currently. You spot a shiny on the floor...* [13:25] * Tasia examines the Shiny. I like shinies. [13:26] <&Hebizuka> [Valuable] Metal - Gold nugget - Value 200-1300 P$ (1d1101 +199) - Weight: 0.1 [13:26] <Tasia> "Ha. Looks like luck is with us!" [13:26] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Whoa... Is this gold? [13:26] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] No, dumbass, it's butter. Of course it's gold. [13:27] * Tasia takes the crap out of this. [13:27] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/Main) 36.61/50 [13:27] <Tasia> "Onwards to glory?" [13:28] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [13:28] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 3830 - Front door: 3624 - Right door: 2291 - Roomstyle: 373 - Enemy strength: 3 /6 [13:28] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Well, I guess life with you ain't so bad. Free guns, no pervert touching, no calling me shit names, and we find riches. *Sarcastic tone, but the smile seems honest.* [13:29] <~SU_Tempest> *Which way?* [13:29] <Tasia> "Hah, just wait. Trouble always finds me... I didn't hire you completely for your charm." [13:29] <Tasia> "But with three of us, we should be fine." [13:29] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Oh, how sweet of you. *Sarcastic* [13:29] <Tasia> Right door. [13:30] <Tasia> "I'm a sugar cake on legs." [13:30] <~SU_Tempest> *Regina grins, and Akemi stifles a chuckle.* [13:30] <&Hebizuka> *The party climbs up a volley of stairs, reaching a forge! The blacksmith there has weapons for sale.* [13:31] <Tasia> "Hello! What can you interest me in?" [13:31] <~SU_Tempest> [Forge] Let me pull my list. [13:31] <Tasia> "Or my companions for that matter?" [13:31] <&Hebizuka> =Forge - Weapons for sale= [13:31] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Long: Kanabou - Blunt. Weight: 22 [13:31] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Long: Walking cane - Blunt. Weight: 9 [13:31] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Short: Wooden stick - Blunt. Weight: 3 [13:31] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Long: Baseball bat (iron) - Blunt. Weight: 14 [13:31] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Short: Blunt knife - Blunt. Weight: 1 [13:31] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Short: Wooden chopsticks - Blunt/Piercing. Weight: 1 [13:31] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Short: Pocket knife - Sharp/Piercing - Butchering. Weight: 3 [13:31] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Long: Shovel - Blunt/Sharp. Weight: 14 [13:32] <Tasia> "I'll take the pocket knife - that's gotta be useful." [13:32] <Tasia> "Anyone else?" [13:32] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Darn, I'd have liked that knife. [13:32] <Tasia> "eh, if you want to carry it, be my guest." [13:32] <~SU_Tempest> *Regina shakes her head, saying she's all good on weapons.* [13:33] <~SU_Tempest> [Bsmith] Just this knife? It'll be 90 P$. [13:33] * Tasia counts out 90 Parallars and confirms the purchase. [13:33] <&Hebizuka> *Total money carried: 1006 P$ remaining* [13:34] <Tasia> "Say, you wouldn't be interested in buying some gold, would you perchance?" [13:35] * Tasia takes out the gold nugget. "A metalsmith should have plenty of use for this!" [13:35] <&Hebizuka> *She takes the knife the blacksmith hands out, equipping it as well, then flicking it open and closed a few times, amusing herself with the sound it makes; it is one of those folding knives.* [13:35] <~SU_Tempest> [Bsmith] Well ma'am, yes I am interested. Can I observe it? [13:35] <Tasia> "Sure, here you go." [13:36] <~SU_Tempest> [Bsmith] Holy nelly. This is one of the purest samples of gold I've ever had! I'll buy this for ... What do you say of 1280 P$? [13:36] <Tasia> "You bet!" [13:36] <~SU_Tempest> *Regina coughs awkwardly.* [13:36] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] HOW MUCH? [13:36] <Tasia> "I'm not saying no to this." [13:36] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Well at least you can't say I cost you too much. Investment paid back. Heh. [13:36] * Tasia chuckles [13:37] <&Hebizuka> *You've sold the gold nugget for 1280 P$.* [13:37] <~SU_Tempest> [Bsmith] Cash or credit? [13:37] <Tasia> "....Cash." [13:37] <&Hebizuka> *He plops down a bag full of money on the counter.* [13:37] <~SU_Tempest> [Bsmith] All yours, lady. Enjoy! [13:37] * Tasia fulls her moneybag up and puts the rest in her backpack. [13:38] <&Hebizuka> *Total money carried: 2000 P$ in pouch + 286 P$ in backpack.* [13:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/Main) 39.37/50 [13:38] <Tasia> "Thanks a ton!" [13:39] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [13:39] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 5281 - Front door: 6116 - Right door: 2473 - Roomstyle: 101 - Enemy strength: 5 /6 [13:39] <~SU_Tempest> [Bsmith] Thank you as well, missus. Stay safe and enjoy the money! [13:39] <Tasia> Front door. [13:39] <Tasia> "Enjoy your gold, and stay safe yourself!" [13:39] <&Hebizuka> *Pain is starting to subside down.* [13:39] * Tasia stretches, feeling better. [13:41] <&Hebizuka> *You barge inside an office, with as usual, four computers, a printer, the usual office clutter, and so on. You notice a post-it note on one monitor, and a metal crate on the floor.* [13:42] * Tasia checks the metal crate first - looking for traps [13:42] <&Hebizuka> *It's not a container. The crate is marked "MIXED AMMUNITION BOX - VARIOUS CALIBERS". Open?* [13:42] <Tasia> Yes. [13:44] <&Hebizuka> =Mixed ammo box= [13:44] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: STANAG 30-round magazine. Size tier: Medium ; Weight: 1+0.3 (1.3) - [30/30, 30x HP] [13:44] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: STANAG 30-round magazine. Size tier: Medium ; Weight: 1+0.3 (1.3) - [30/30, 30x Seg] [13:44] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: PP-19 Bizon 64-round magazine. Size tier: V.Large ; Weight: 2+0.64 (2.64) - [64/64, 64x FMJ] [13:44] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: PP-19 Bizon 64-round magazine. Size tier: V.Large ; Weight: 2+0.64 (2.64) - [64/64, 64x +P++] [13:44] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: Colt M1911A1 10-round extended magazine. Size tier: Tiny ; Weight: 0.25+0.2 (0.45) - [10/10, 10x AP] [13:44] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: Colt M1911A1 10-round extended magazine. Size tier: Tiny ; Weight: 0.25+0.2 (0.45) - [10/10, 10x XAP] [13:44] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Taser cartridges, 2 cartridges - Weight: 0.2 [13:44] <Tasia> I can use all of this! [13:45] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] W-whoa, have you seen the bullets on those things?... [13:45] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] It's all different types! [13:45] <Tasia> "Wow, the luck here." [13:45] <Tasia> "All of this is useful!" [13:46] <Tasia> "Akemi, you seem to have some magic indeed." [13:46] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Isn't there a stupid saying, that goes kinda like, "Having the luck of a fox" or something? [13:46] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Startin' to wonder if it ain't true. [13:46] <Tasia> "I've never heard it before, but maybe there's something to it." [13:47] * Tasia takes all the magaxines if they'll fit. [13:47] <&Hebizuka> *You can fit two of the magazines, except the Bizon mags, in your vest. The rest must go in your backpack.* [13:48] <Tasia> Arrighty. [13:48] <&Hebizuka> *Place the STANAG or the 1911 mags in the vest?* [13:48] <Tasia> The STANAGs will go in my vest. But I'll swap out the one in my rifle for the hollowpoint magazine. [13:50] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Vest/Mags) 8/8 mags // (Pack/Main) 45.75/50 [13:50] <&Hebizuka> [Reload] Norinco QBZ-97A: Swapping magazines. In weapon: [30+1/30, << 1 FMJ + 30 HP] [13:51] <&Hebizuka> *You have now placed this in your vest:* [13:51] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: STANAG 30-round magazine. Size tier: Medium ; Weight: 1+0.29 (1.29) - [29/30, 29x FMJ] [13:51] <Tasia> "I'm feeling good about this, guys." [13:51] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Hate to say it but I envy all your gear. [13:52] <Tasia> "No worries - anything in particular you want that I can keep my eyes open for?" [13:52] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [13:52] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 2252 - Front door: 789 - Right door: 6262 - Roomstyle: 513 - Enemy strength: 4 /6 [13:53] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] We'll see. I wanna see what this suspicious divine generosity will lead us to. [13:53] <Tasia> "Waaaait.... let's see if I can get on MazeNet here. I'd like to check up on something." [13:53] * Tasia examines the post-it note. [13:54] <Tasia> Any login info on it? [13:55] <&Hebizuka> [Note] "Remember to call Lucy Lopkins! 1-094-6389" [13:55] * Tasia shrugs and checks the computers to see if they're operable without a login. [13:57] <&Hebizuka> *All of the PCs ask you for login information, unfortunately.* [13:58] <Tasia> "Do either of you have a PC login/password that might work here?" [13:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] I never worked in an office, so I probably don't... [13:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Me neither. [13:59] <Tasia> "Hm." [13:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] We should try libraries if you want computers. I heard they made it standard to have them in all libraries. [13:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] It was on the newspaper today. [13:59] * Tasia tries toggling the power switch on a computer to see if that helps. [14:00] <&Hebizuka> *Workstation #1 has been forcibly turned off. You then boot it again.* [14:01] <Tasia> "Maybe if it boots in safe mode it won't require a password? That's a dumb security flaw but who knows?" [14:01] <&Hebizuka> *It goes through POST, then BIOS screen, before slooowly loading up the OS. You find no way to access safe mode - good try, because it's pretty much Windows 95.* [14:02] <Tasia> Still asking for a login? [14:02] <&Hebizuka> *Still loading...* [14:02] <Tasia> "It's pretty slow, for something this big and clunky." [14:03] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] I wonder why they don't make faster computers! [14:04] <Tasia> "Maybe they're all shielded for radiation or EMP? That would demand sacrifices in performance." [14:04] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] I could fry one of these easily with lightning magic. [14:04] <Tasia> "Most of the equipment I worked with shipboard was." [14:04] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] I tried. *smirk* [14:04] <Tasia> "But it was still faster than this." [14:05] <&Hebizuka> *You learn the OS name is, unimaginatively, named Station 4.0.* [14:05] <&Hebizuka> *The screen splashes back to asking you for login credentials. There's no other option, apparently.* [14:05] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] What's a shipboard? [14:05] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] She's an otherworlder! [14:05] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Interestin'. [14:06] <Tasia> "Well, it was worth a try. I don't think it's worth trying to brute-force, though." [14:06] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Yknow those fancy hacker movies? I wish we could do that. Hacking into the mainframe! The password is always Blowfish in those movies, though. [14:06] <Tasia> "And yes - in the past I've worked onboard spacecraft. Various roles." [14:06] <Tasia> "Hah!" [14:06] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Oooh, like in those space drama TV shows. So it really exists out there in other worlds? I'm not too surprised. Some things are too awesome not to exist. [14:07] <Tasia> "Hey, go ahead and zap one of the computers if you really want to, though it won't accomplish anything. I'm done here." [14:07] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [14:07] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 6 [14:07] <Tasia> "It does indeed. It's not an easy life, though. Just as dangerous as what we're doing now, though up there the danger is usually from things that you never see coming." [14:08] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi's hands seem to shoot out a thunderbeam, but instead of hitting the tower, they hit the monitor.* [14:08] <&Hebizuka> *Which is instantly fried and begins emitting smoke - something must have been literally grilled.* [14:08] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Wouldn't be funny if there wasn't danger. [14:08] <Tasia> "That's why every crew needs a competent sensor-and-EW tech!" [14:09] <~SU_Tempest> *Regina looks inside of the drawers, snooping for things, but there's nothing of use.* [14:09] * Tasia heads for the front door when she finishes snooping. [14:10] <Tasia> "It's a bit like playing a complicated video game, except everything's unintuitive, and if you die you die in real life." [14:11] <Tasia> "That's a bit of a downer, yes, but it also means that it really pays to be a hair better than the guy at the other end." [14:11] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] There needs to be more video games! Too little PCs in the barracks, too... And it gets boring sometimes. ...not like I can go back to mine but... [14:12] <Tasia> " [14:12] <Tasia> "we don't have to worry about explosive decompression here, at least." [14:13] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Ouch. Indeed. [14:13] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. There is nothing at all here...* [14:15] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [14:15] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 6584 - Front door: 5158 - Right door: 2632 - Roomstyle: 372 - Enemy strength: 4 /6 [14:15] <Tasia> "Someone needs to decorate..." [14:15] <Tasia> Left door [14:16] <&Hebizuka> *You hear a muffled, growling sound.* [14:16] <Tasia> "Shit. Arms at the ready!" [14:16] <&Hebizuka> *Regina's face goes red and admits it was her stomach.* [14:16] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] S-sorry..! [14:16] <Tasia> "Oh. You need food?" [14:17] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] I guess?... I didn't say anything, I didn't want to be a bother. [14:17] * Tasia hands her a unit from a military rations bag. [14:17] <&Hebizuka> *One portion, right?* [14:18] <Tasia> And a cucumber too, why not. [14:18] <Tasia> Yeah, one portion and the cucumber [14:18] <&Hebizuka> *She takes both and scarfs them down.* [14:19] <&Hebizuka> *Regina asks if she can have the rest of the rations bag.* [14:19] <Tasia> "....Okay, sure." [14:20] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Thanks so much... I feel way better! [14:20] <Tasia> "Ready to go, now?" [14:20] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Yup! [14:20] * Tasia heads for the left door [14:21] <Tasia> "You're not being a bother by keeping yourself in fighting trim." [14:24] <&Hebizuka> *A corridor, where there are five doors (!mrooms5). A lone citizen can be seen walking there, carrying a small revolver and a shoulder bag.* [14:24] * Tasia waves at the citizen. "Hey there." [14:24] <~SU_Tempest> [Citizen] Hey. Whoa, that's one unusual group. [14:25] <Tasia> "Never underestimate a ragged band of misfits!" [14:25] <~SU_Tempest> [Citizen] Aww! You three are friends? [14:25] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] No, we hate each other and we tag along for the fun. [14:25] <~SU_Tempest> *Again, sarcasm. [14:25] <Tasia> "Well, we're stuck with each other for various reasons, but essentially yes." [14:26] <Tasia> !mrooms5 [14:26] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Door A: 2960 - Door B: 2838 - Door C: 1081 - Door D: 3436 - Door E: 2781 - Roomstyle: 479 - Enemy strength: 3 /6 [14:27] <Tasia> "Be safe, now." [14:27] <~SU_Tempest> [Citizen] Hey, I'm really glad that there ARE some of differing species that can still stand each other! Gives me hope! That human-youkai war is SUCH a bother... [14:27] <Tasia> "So I gather." [14:27] <~SU_Tempest> [Citizen] *Waves* Stay safe! [14:27] <Tasia> Door B [14:45] <&Hebizuka> *A laboratory, where scientists presumably work. There's not much of actual use here, aside from a very, VERY out-of-place item.* [14:46] * Tasia looks at the item! [14:46] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Short: Dildo - Blunt. Weight: 5 [14:46] * Tasia snerks and leaves it in place [14:46] <~SU_Tempest> *Regina immediately turns away. Akemi just headtilts.* [14:47] <Tasia> "What kind of research are they doing here...?" [14:47] <Tasia> !mrooms3 [14:47] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Left door: 6766 - Front door: 7084 - Right door: 2330 - Roomstyle: 194 - Enemy strength: 5 /6 [14:47] <Tasia> Right door. [14:47] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Pervert scientists... [14:48] <Tasia> "Has science gone too far?" [14:48] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] *She completes your sentence.* ...up their asses, maybe. [14:49] <&Hebizuka> * A classroom. The chalkboard displays a @graffiti. There is only one door here (!mrooms1), and you see a bulk can of ammunition on the teacher's desk...* [14:49] <Tasia> "More ammunition?" [14:49] * Tasia opens the bulk can [14:50] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Bulk can of 12 gauge, buckshot, 200 rounds - [122/200] - Weight: 6.1 [14:50] <Tasia> "Anyone want this?" [14:50] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Can't carry any. [14:50] <~SU_Tempest> *The Sergeant shakes her head.* [14:50] <Tasia> "Okay then." [14:50] <Tasia> @graffiti [14:50] <MazeBot> iprisoned for raping mzguard - i am so smooth [14:51] * Tasia shakes her head. [14:51] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Students have strange humor [14:51] <Tasia> !mrooms1 [14:51] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Unique door: 4882 - Roomstyle: 199 - Enemy strength: 3 /6 [14:51] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] ...don't they? [14:51] <Tasia> "Quite. Unless that's the teacher's excuse for not coming in." [14:52] * Tasia heads for the unique door [14:54] <&Hebizuka> *You make it inside a regular, featureless room. A Citizen with a vest and a shotgun is standing around, as if waiting for someone.* [14:55] <Tasia> "Hey there." [14:55] <Tasia> "Waiting for someone?" [14:55] <~SU_Tempest> [Citizen] Hey, hey there. Kinda, yeah. [14:56] <~SU_Tempest> [Citizen] I'm wonderin'. Would you like to earn a little extra cash? [14:56] <Tasia> "Perhaps. Doing what, though?" [14:57] <Tasia> "I mean... cash nevr hurts, but it depends on what the job is as to whether it's worth it." [14:57] <Tasia> "What is it, and what are you paying?" [14:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Citizen] Just a little job, for a couple hundred short of a thousand. I want you to deliver things to a friend of mine. [14:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Citizen] It'll be easy, really, but if there's people who are trying to give trouble to my man, would you be afraid of taking them down? [14:59] <Tasia> "This has got to be complicated somehow." [15:00] <Tasia> "Might need more money than that, if it is." [15:00] <~SU_Tempest> [Citizen] Not at all! You take the package, go in there, give the stuff to my man if all is OK or dispatch whoever's bothering him, and then I'll come meet you and hand you... 800 P$. How about that?. [15:00] <Tasia> "what sort of trouble are you expecting?" [15:01] <~SU_Tempest> [Citizen] Well, take a gander - but don't touch - at the package. [15:01] * Tasia looks [15:01] <~SU_Tempest> *He shows the package is, in fact, a bundle of gems.* [15:01] <Tasia> "And why wouldn't we just take these and sell them?" [15:02] <~SU_Tempest> [Citizen] Because the man isn't very far away, and you'd be making 800 P$ easily. [15:02] <Tasia> "So why not do it yourself? Something's fishy here." [15:03] <~SU_Tempest> [Citizen] But I need you to do it. I have to run to get cash because I don't have it on me... and I'm afraid my friend will leave. So, whaddya say? I told him someone would deliver the package - he doesn't know yet what it is. It's meant to be shiny things for his daughter, yanno? You wouldn't want to piss off this pretty princess! [15:04] <Tasia> "Allright, I'm game... I'm a bit wary, but fine." [15:04] <~SU_Tempest> *He unholsters, then offers you a weapon.* [15:04] <Tasia> what is it? [15:05] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - H&K USP-45 pistol | .45 ACP - Semi-auto | Silencer | USP45 12-round mag, +1 | Weight: 3 - [11+1/12, 12x FMJ] - Cond: Good / Clns: Clean [15:05] <~SU_Tempest> [Citizen] Here, a proof of my good will, I'm giving away - yes, yes, you can keep it - my handgun. [15:05] <~SU_Tempest> [Citizen] You get a free gun now, and the money later. Wanna deliver the stuff? [15:05] <Tasia> "If you say so. Okay, I'm up for it." [15:06] <~SU_Tempest> *Regina stays put, but Akemi raises an eyebrow, hand over her chin.* [15:06] <~SU_Tempest> *The citizen waves and heads out, pointing you to go through a door marked with green spray-paint.* [15:06] <Tasia> "Akemi, do you have thoughts here?" [15:06] <&Hebizuka> *Mission start; !mrooms1 for the entire mission.* [15:07] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] I don't know. The dude is obviously shady, but I would never say no to free guns. [15:07] <&Hebizuka> *You were handed the package.* [15:07] <&Hebizuka> *The package weighs 0.4 units - four gems: black, red, dark red, and clear.* [15:07] <Tasia> "Here, tell you what. Why don't you take the USP, then? I've already got a silenced gun." [15:08] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Sure. [15:08] * Tasia hands the pistol to Akemi [15:08] <~SU_Tempest> *She takes, and holsters the USP on her other leg.* [15:08] <Tasia> !mrooms1 [15:08] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Unique door: 4838 - Roomstyle: 427 - Enemy strength: 6 /6 [15:08] <Tasia> "The game is afoot, as they say." [15:09] * Tasia opens the door, rifle at the ready. [15:10] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. You spot food on the floor...* [15:11] * Tasia picks up the food and looks at it [15:11] <&Hebizuka> [Food] Vegetable - Pickles. 3d2 [15:12] * Tasia eats one pickle and offers one to each of her allies. [15:13] <Tasia> !mrooms1 [15:13] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Unique door: 2038 - Roomstyle: 449 - Enemy strength: 3 /6 [15:13] * Tasia heads for the door when finished [15:14] <&Hebizuka> *They all accept. [15:14] <&Hebizuka> *Yours was tasty, for a pickle.* [15:15] <&Hebizuka> *A storage area. There are undelivered supply crates here... as well as an accessory on the floor.* [15:16] * Tasia checks the accessory first [15:16] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: Kar98k 5-round stripper clip. Size tier: Tiny ; Weight: 0.25 - [0/5, Empty] [15:16] <Tasia> Ignoring that, I'll check out the supply crates. Checking them for traps before opening. [15:17] <Tasia> (if they're capable of having traps anyway) [15:18] <&Hebizuka> *These don't have traps, they are merely supply crates. One is marked "Type-G", the other "DEF-5". Open?* [15:19] <Tasia> Yes, open them both [15:23] <&Hebizuka> =Type-G crate= [15:23] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Long: Crossbow - Piercing, needs ammunition (Crossbow bolts). Weight: 9 [15:23] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Crossbow bolt, normal, 50 bolts - Weight: 5 [15:23] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Crossbow bolt, poison, 20 bolts - Weight: 2 [15:23] <&Hebizuka> [Meds] Cigarette (required lighter or fire source to use) - Hunger -2d6, FT+1 for 2d6 turns, Libido -1d10 - Weight: 0.1 [15:23] <&Hebizuka> [Meds] Cigarette (required lighter or fire source to use) - Hunger -2d6, FT+1 for 2d6 turns, Libido -1d10 - Weight: 0.1 [15:23] <&Hebizuka> [Meds] Cigarette (required lighter or fire source to use) - Hunger -2d6, FT+1 for 2d6 turns, Libido -1d10 - Weight: 0.1 [15:23] <&Hebizuka> [Key item] Bracelet-lighter [15:23] <&Hebizuka> =DEF-5 crate= [15:23] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Headgear - Twaron helmet - AC Kevlar-2 - Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-PROOF, Piercing-resistant - Ballistic protective, fire-retardant - Weight: 9 - [Cond: Brand new] [15:23] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Body addon - Twaron vest (Upper body) - AC Kevlar-2 - Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-resistant, Piercing-resistant - Fire-retardant - Weight: 9 - [Cond: Brand new] [15:23] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Arms addon - Twaron arm pads - AC Kevlar-2 - Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-resistant, Piercing-resistant - Fire-retardant - Weight: 5 - [Cond: Brand new] [15:23] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Legs addon - Twaron leg pads - AC Kevlar-2 - Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-resistant, Piercing-resistant - Fire-retardant - Weight: 5 - [Cond: Brand new] [15:24] <Tasia> Well, time to armor up with all this new Twaron stuff. [15:24] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] I know a few s-Snipers who would love this gear! [15:25] * Tasia will take off what i ahve on, if either of my friends want it it's theirs, and put on the new armor [15:25] <&Hebizuka> *Replaced Twaron helmet, Twaron vest and Twaron leg pads with their brand new counterparts.* [15:25] <&Hebizuka> *Worn: Twaron arm pads.* [15:27] * Tasia takes the cigarettes, and hands the lighter and crossbow + bolts to Akemi. [15:27] <&Hebizuka> *Regina takes your old leg pads.* [15:27] <Tasia> "Poison will be useful, I think." [15:27] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] A crossbow, huh? Classy. [15:28] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Too bad I don't have my own bag for the bolts. But I'll carry it in the meantime. [15:28] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi cannot carry the lighter either; no belt.* [15:29] * Tasia hands it to Regina then. [15:29] <&Hebizuka> *She takes it happily.* [15:30] <Tasia> "Well, load up a poison bolt just in case. I'll carry the rest, or as many as I can, until we find you a pack." [15:31] <&Hebizuka> *She agrees, and loads a poison bolt.* [15:31] * Tasia puts the other 19 poison bolts in her pack [15:32] <Tasia> Okay, so I can carry all of them. [15:32] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Yes, yes, I'll carry the bolts if you want! I - I have space! [15:33] <Tasia> "Okay." [15:33] * Tasia lets Regina carry all the bolts. [15:33] <Tasia> I think that's everything. [15:33] <Tasia> !mrooms1 [15:33] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Unique door: 774 - Roomstyle: 284 - Enemy strength: 4 /6 [15:34] <Tasia> To the next room! [15:36] <&Hebizuka> *Another storage area, but this one has less useful things. By less, we mean "none at all".* [15:37] <Tasia> -shrug- [15:37] <Tasia> !mrooms1 [15:37] <&Hebizuka> [ Tasia ] Unique door: 1407 - Roomstyle: 328 - Enemy strength: 5 /6 [15:37] <Tasia> "Where is this guy, ayway?" [15:37] * Tasia goes forward to the next room [15:41] <&Hebizuka> *A warehouse room. You assist to a strange scene; you see, just like before, a dude waiting for someone - a different one this time. It is the man you were told to meet, but before you can do anything, a group of Maze Guards come out of nowhere, placate him on the floor and begin arresting him!* [15:41] <Tasia> "Welp." [15:41] <&Hebizuka> *You notice the man is an archaeologist; it's starting to make sense; they know how to identify gems.* [15:41] <Tasia> "Hmmm....." [15:41] <Tasia> "What's going on here?" [15:42] * Tasia holds out a hand to signal her allies to wait. [15:44] <&Hebizuka> *There are two guards. One is busy arresting and cuffing the man, the other walks to you pre-emptively. They respectively carry an assault rifle and a SMG.* [15:44] <~SU_Tempest> [Guard1] Sorry ma'am, this man is under arrest. Please don't interfere. [15:44] <Tasia> "I'm not intending to. What's he under arrest for, may I ask?" [15:45] * Tasia had figured those gems were probably stolen. [15:47] <~SU_Tempest> [Guard1] He is arrested for complicity with a thief. We're looking for him as well, and for the loot they stole. But please, I'm already talking too much. You should leave. [15:48] <Tasia> "Okay, not a problem. Best of luck to you." [15:51] <~SU_Tempest> *Before you can turn to leave, the arrested man screams.* [15:51] <Tasia> Plan is to just walk out and disavow any knowledge of anything. [15:52] <~SU_Tempest> [Archeo] DUMBASS! DO SOMETHING TO HELP ME OUT! [15:52] <Tasia> "Why?" [15:52] <~SU_Tempest> [Archeo] YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO HELP ME! [15:52] <~SU_Tempest> [Guard2] Shut the FUCK up! [15:52] <~SU_Tempest> *The Guard smashes the suspect's head against the floor to try and make him shut up.* [15:52] <Tasia> "I have no idea what he's talking about." [15:52] <~SU_Tempest> [Guard1] Don't worry, ma'am. Convicts get desperate. [15:53] <~SU_Tempest> *Let the Guards do their job and take him away?* [15:53] <Tasia> Yeah. I am not getting myself on a wanted list for a measly 800 P$. [15:54] <~SU_Tempest> *The Guards take the archaeologist away, and with it your chance for money. Shortly afterwards, the initial citizen barges in, shotgun in hands.* [15:55] <~SU_Tempest> [Citizen] What the fuck is this? Where is my associate? [15:55] * Tasia raises her QBZ. "Cops came for him. The gems were stolen, weren't they?" [15:56] <Tasia> "You're outnumbered. Put the shotgun down and don't be stupid." [15:57] <Tasia> "I didn't tell them anything, so you can walk away." [15:57] <Tasia> "I suggest you do so." [15:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Citizen] You motherfucking double-crossing BITCH! You trying to fuck with me? BRAD STULL? I'm a professional PROBLEM SOLVER, and I'm about to solve YOU, RIGHT NOW! [15:58] <~SU_Tempest> *He is extremely furious, and wants to fight you anyway.* [15:58] * Tasia opens fire, then. [15:58] <Tasia> Well, first. [15:58] <Tasia> @cover [15:58] <MazeBot> A dumpster full of trash (Health: 55, LDV modifier: -3. AC Eqv: Kevlar-3. Pass-through threshold: 10+ dmg. Pain modifier: x0.50) [15:59] * Tasia will take a dash for cover, pulling her friends along. [16:00] <Tasia> "Get to cover! Move!" [16:01] <&Hebizuka> *Roll 2d6 to attempt taking cover.* [16:01] <Tasia> @roll 1#2d6 [16:01] <MazeBot> Tasia: 8 [16:03] <Tasia> Assuming that's enough to take cover and attack too, I'll fire three bursts on burst mode with the QBZ at his head. [16:03] <&Hebizuka> *You succeed. Akemi succeeds as well, but Regina is too slow and lost her turn.* [16:03] <&Hebizuka> *Stull is quick-witted enough to look for cover as well.* [16:03] <&Hebizuka> @cover [16:03] <MazeBot> A static tactical shield, "Defender" model. (Health: 60, LDV modifier: -3. AC Eqv: Kevlar-4. Pass-through threshold: 12+ dmg. Pain modifier: x0.50) [16:04] <&Hebizuka> *But he is too slow, and also loses his turn. The only ones able to act this turn are you and Akemi.* [16:04] <Tasia> "Hmmm...." [16:04] * Tasia will fire anyway. [16:05] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi attempts delivering a thunderbeam in Stull's direction.* [16:05] <&Hebizuka> *You may roll first.* [16:06] <Tasia> @roll 3#2d6 [16:06] <MazeBot> Tasia: 9;4;8 [16:06] <&Hebizuka> *Bursts 1-3: Hit (1 FMJ, 2 HP hit), Miss, Hit (3 HP hit) [16:08] <&Hebizuka> *The tactical shield's front panel has been shattered, as multiple hits have been scored.* [16:09] <&Hebizuka> *However it still stands very strong.* [16:09] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi's turn...* [16:09] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [16:09] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 11 [16:09] <&Hebizuka> *Direct hit, but it seemingly caused no damage.* [16:09] <&Hebizuka> *The kitsune curses.* [16:09] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 1.* [16:09] <Tasia> "Good try, anyway." [16:09] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 2. What's your next move?* [16:10] <Tasia> I'll toss my M67 grenade, maybe that'll get around the cover. [16:11] <Tasia> Or at least smash it apart. [16:14] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi will try throwing a fireblast instead. Regina props her Steyr Scout, looks down the scope and deploys the bipod, and will try to shoot - hoping that her shot can pass through, if not that, damage the cover.* [16:14] <&Hebizuka> *Stull prepares to fire twice at you.* [16:14] <&Hebizuka> *Order: You, Regina, Akemi, Stull* [16:14] <&Hebizuka> *You may roll first [16:15] <Tasia> @roll 2d6 [16:15] <MazeBot> Tasia: 6 [16:15] <&Hebizuka> *The grenade bounces on the cover, then explodes, a bit too far away for your tastes. Distant-hit!* [16:16] <Tasia> "Damn, was trying to get it over and behind." [16:16] <&Hebizuka> *However, shrapnel from the grenade strike the cover in multiple areas.* [16:17] <&Hebizuka> *It did little damage, but it did damage, at least.* [16:17] <&Hebizuka> *The blast did seem to hurt Stull a bit, from the effects of splash, but not enough to be significant.* [16:17] <&Hebizuka> *Regina's turn...* [16:17] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [16:17] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 8 [16:18] <&Hebizuka> *Hit! And the shattering is huge!* [16:19] <&Hebizuka> *The bullet seems to have done a lot on its own!* [16:19] <Tasia> "Good one!" [16:19] <&Hebizuka> *Stull's cover is in bad shape. It's soon going to give out.* [16:19] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi's turn...* [16:19] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [16:19] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 8 [16:20] <&Hebizuka> *The fireblst hits the cover, dousing it in flames, but fails to hit the enemy directly. It seems all it did was heating it up. There is no visible damage.* [16:20] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Ugh. I hate it when the only thing that works is kinetic. [16:21] <&Hebizuka> *Stull's turn...* [16:21] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2#2d6 [16:21] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 9;7 [16:22] <&Hebizuka> *A total of 15 pellets strike your cover.* [16:22] <&Hebizuka> *It seems to be buckshot!* [16:22] <Tasia> At least it's not slugs. [16:23] <&Hebizuka> *Many of the pellets bounced back, or were deflected, but those that did damage did a significant dent on the dumpster. Not enough to pass through, and not enough to destroy it completely, though.* [16:23] <&Hebizuka> *Your cover still stands solidly.* [16:23] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 2.* [16:23] <~SU_Tempest> [Stull] GIVE UP, YOU FUCKS! [16:24] <Tasia> "You first!" [16:24] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 3. Next move?* [16:25] <Tasia> Another three bursts from the QBZ, at his head if the cover's gone by then. [16:26] <Tasia> Wait, no! [16:26] <Tasia> Can I retract that? [16:26] <Tasia> Hollowpoits will suck against his cover if it's still up. I'll fire four shots from my Desert Eagle instead, they might be more effective. [16:27] <~SU_Tempest> *Yes, no problem.* [16:27] <Tasia> Still aiming for the head if the cover goes down first. [16:27] <&Hebizuka> *Regina will try another shot with the Scout. Akemi angrily attempts another fireblast.* [16:27] <Tasia> But .50 ball might to a better job against the cover. [16:27] <&Hebizuka> *Stull empties another two shells.* [16:28] <&Hebizuka> *Order: You, Akemi, Regina, Stull. You may roll first.* [16:28] <Tasia> @roll 4#2d6 [16:28] <MazeBot> Tasia: 8;9;11;7 [16:29] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-3: Hit, Hit, Hit* [16:29] <&Hebizuka> *Shot 4: Miss* [16:31] <&Hebizuka> *The .50 caliber bullets blow huge holes, and begin to actually destroy the protective panel, chewing through the defensive panel rapidly. Stull is still safe and still has not been hit, but it shows he doesn't have long.* [16:31] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi's turn...* [16:31] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [16:31] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 5 [16:31] <&Hebizuka> *The fireblast flies high. It's a miss.* [16:31] <&Hebizuka> *Regina's turn...* [16:31] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [16:31] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 5 [16:32] <&Hebizuka> *Hit, if just barely, thanks to bipod and optic.* [16:32] <&Hebizuka> *The round causes most of the bullet-resistant glass panel to fall in pieces, only leaving very little actual cover. It's almost destroyed completely.* [16:33] <&Hebizuka> *Stull's turn...* [16:33] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2#2d6 [16:33] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 4;9 [16:33] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-2: Hit (3 pellet), Hit (9 pellet)* [16:34] <&Hebizuka> *Another 12 buckshot pellets come beat up your dumpster. They don't cause any significant damage - some, but far from enough.* [16:34] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 3.* [16:34] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] He's nearly done for. I just wish I could actually tear that goddamn shield! [16:34] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 4. Next move?* [16:35] * Tasia will switch back to the QBZ and try three bursts at the head again [16:35] <Tasia> "Let us worry about that." [16:35] <Tasia> "Almost down!" [16:36] <&Hebizuka> *Regina will go for another shot. Akemi just gives up and pulls her P-14, going to empty three rounds.* [16:36] <&Hebizuka> *Stull fires another two shells.* [16:36] <&Hebizuka> *Order: Akemi, Regina, Stull, You.* [16:36] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi's turn...* [16:36] <&Hebizuka> @roll 3#2d6 [16:36] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 7;12;6 [16:37] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-3: Hit, Critical hit, Miss.* [16:37] <&Hebizuka> *Those shots, and especially the critical hit, finish up Stull's cover!* [16:37] <&Hebizuka> *Regina's turn...* [16:37] <&Hebizuka> @bodyaim [16:37] <MazeBot> [LIMB] Right leg [16:38] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2d6 [16:38] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 9 [16:38] <&Hebizuka> *Since Stull's cover was suddenly destroyed, she didn't have the time to shift her aim to a more sensible body part; so her round is fired before any adjustment.* [16:39] <&Hebizuka> *It strikes right on the thief's thigh, causing him to scream in pain.* [16:40] <&Hebizuka> *Stull's turn...* [16:40] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2#2d6 [16:40] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 2;8 [16:40] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-2: Dud round, Hit (6 pellet)* [16:41] <&Hebizuka> *Stull is pretty unlucky! One of his shots didn't go off - and was pumped right out. The one that did fire only sent six pellets your way, and did absolutely no damage; all were deflected!* [16:42] <Tasia> @roll 3#2d6 Now die! [16:42] <MazeBot> Tasia, Now die!: 5;7;9 [16:42] <&Hebizuka> *Since you have aimed, your shots go towards the head as chosen.* [16:43] <&Hebizuka> *vs Head, FT +1 (7)* [16:43] <&Hebizuka> *Burst 1-3: Miss, Miss, Hit* [16:43] <&Hebizuka> *Total hits 3/9 bullets* [16:44] <&Hebizuka> *But three rounds of 5.56 HP are more than enough to kill someone with an unprotected head.* [16:45] <&Hebizuka> *The forehead of your opponent is adorned with three small holes, but the back is blown open like a big over-ripe fruit, brains, flesh, and blood being blown out violently.* [16:46] <&Hebizuka> Tasia [Norinco QBZ-97A] Maze Citizen /H\ [B] [16:46] <&Hebizuka> *End of fight! (4 turns)รน [16:46] <Tasia> whew. [16:47] * Tasia will hand Akemi three .45 FMJ rounds from her vest to replace what she fired, swap the QBZ magazine for the one with Seg rounds, and reload the half-full magazine with FMJ from her ammo [16:48] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi takes the three rounds and refills her mag.* [16:48] * Tasia will also swap the Deagle magazine for a fresh one. [16:49] <&Hebizuka> [Reload] Norinco QBZ-97A, magazine swap - [30+1/30 | << 1 HP + 30 Seg] [16:49] <Tasia> There's 3 in that Deagle mag, and 4 in another in my vest, so I'll combine those and put the empty in my pack. [16:50] <&Hebizuka> *Mag placed in vest: [12/30, 12x HP]* [16:50] <&Hebizuka> [Reload] STANAG magazine: +18x FMJ. [30/30, << 18 FMJ, 12 HP] [16:50] <&Hebizuka> *5.56 NATO FMJ remaining in pack: 202* [16:51] <&Hebizuka> [Reload] Desert Eagle mkXIX, magazine swap - [7+1/7, 8x FMJ] [16:51] <&Hebizuka> *Mag placed in vest: [3/7, 3x FMJ] [16:51] <Tasia> And then after that, equip one RGD-5 grenade in the empty Class 4 #3 slot [16:52] <&Hebizuka> [Reload] Deagle .50 magazine, +4x FMJ from other magazine - [7/7, 7x FMJ] [16:52] <&Hebizuka> *Other magazine is now [0/7, Empty]* [16:52] <&Hebizuka> *RGD-5 equipped!* [16:53] <Tasia> Now, time to search and loot the corpse. Akemi gets the shotgun. [16:53] <&Hebizuka> *Regina sits down, and refills her Scout magazine with rounds.* [16:53] <Tasia> "Idiot. He should have walked away. I have him a chance." [16:54] <Tasia> gave* [16:54] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Oh I know what I'm taking. [16:54] <Tasia> "Good work, team." [16:54] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] His freaking bag. [16:54] <~SU_Tempest> [Regina] Ma'am, thanks ma'am! [16:54] <Tasia> "Ahhh." [16:54] <~SU_Tempest> *She stands up to attention and military salutes you... out of reflex.* [16:55] <Tasia> "Yeah, take that - let's see what's in it, first." [16:55] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 2 - FABARM Martial Ultra-Short shotgun | 12 gauge - Pump-action | No accessory | Internal tube, 6 rounds, +1 | Weight: 9 - [0+0/6, Empty] - Cond: Good / Clns: Clean [16:55] <&Hebizuka> [LBE] (Backpack) Shoulder bag: Capacity 20 units [16:55] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] 12 gauge, tactical buckshot, 6 rounds - Weight: 0.3 [16:55] <&Hebizuka> [Food] Vegetable - Potato. 1d5 [16:55] <&Hebizuka> [Food] Vegetable - Potato. 1d5 [16:55] <&Hebizuka> [Meds] Red pill - Unidentified - Weight 0.1 [16:55] <&Hebizuka> [Money] 800 P$ [16:55] * Tasia returns the salute, improperly surely but close enough. [16:56] <&Hebizuka> *Akemi immediately appropriates the shoulder bag.* [16:56] * Tasia nods. [16:56] <&Hebizuka> *And the shotgun as well, which she reloads with the spare shells.* [16:56] <Tasia> "Now we're all equipped." [16:56] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Suddenly I regret we didn't take the big can before. [16:57] <Tasia> "In hindsight, yeah, but how would we have known?" [16:57] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Bah, we'll find more. [16:57] <Tasia> "It shouldn't be too difficult to get more, though." [16:57] <~SU_Tempest> *Akemi keeps all the contents of the bag as well, except the cash, which she passes you.* [16:57] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Here, your "payment", for the "package"! [16:57] <&Hebizuka> *Now might be a good time to observe the package too.* [16:58] <Tasia> "Thanks. Keep half for yourself, though, since you're broke." [16:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Akemi] Much thanks to you, then. [16:58] * Tasia gives her 400 and passes the other 400 to Regina. [16:58] <Tasia> "For supplies." [16:58] <Tasia> "And whatever else you might need." [16:58] <&Hebizuka> *Your total money carried: 2000 (pouch) + 486 (pack).* [16:59] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main) 44.81/50 [16:59] <&Hebizuka> *Mission complete! !mrooms3 to resume.* [16:59] <Tasia> (er, no, I'm splitting the 800 with my allies and not taking any myself. I have the gems, after all, and a lot of cash.) [17:00] <&Hebizuka> *Passed 200 P$ to Regina. Your total amount carried is now 2000+286 and pack weight is now 42.81/50.* [17:00] <&Hebizuka> *The package has been emptied and taken. It contained:* [17:00] <&Hebizuka> [Valuable] Dark red gem - Unidentified - Weight: 0.1 [17:00] <&Hebizuka> [Valuable] Red gem - Unidentified - Weight: 0.1 [17:00] <&Hebizuka> [Valuable] Black gem - Unidentified - Weight: 0.1 [17:00] <&Hebizuka> [Valuable] Clear gem - Unidentified - Weight: 0.1 [17:01] <&Hebizuka> [Weight] (Pack/main) 43.21/50 [17:01] <Tasia> Mmkay, I guess this is as good a save point as any. [17:02] <&Hebizuka> Checkout [17:03] <&Hebizuka> 92 rooms (+14), 8 kills (+1), 0 SEs, 3 Missions (+1), 1 Amulets, 5015 P$ (+1090), 0 Runs [17:04] <&Hebizuka> Score: 216pts (+40) [17:04] <&Hebizuka> Position: 4th (+1) [17:05] <&Hebizuka> =Today's stats= (Legend: Hits/Attempts) [17:05] <&Hebizuka> Shots fired 12/22 [17:05] <&Hebizuka> Nades and rockets 1/1 [17:05] <&Hebizuka> TOTAL: 13/23 (57%) [17:05] <&Hebizuka> =All-time stats= (Legend: Hits/Attempts) [17:05] <&Hebizuka> Shots fired 29/60 (48%) [17:05] <&Hebizuka> Melee hits 1/1 (100%) [17:05] <&Hebizuka> Nades and rockets 1/1 (100%) [17:05] <&Hebizuka> Special/Other 0/1 (0%) [17:05] <&Hebizuka> TOTAL: 30/62 (48% accuracy) [17:06] <&Hebizuka> =Achievement progress= [17:06] <&Hebizuka> Combat rifle +1 [17:06] <&Hebizuka> Headshot +1 [17:06] <&Hebizuka> Brute force +1