Log:Session 69 (Meta, no ontology)

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[15:42] <&Hebizuka> *Welcome back to the Mazes, Thidran. You have visited 119 rooms. Next special room is just ahead (!mrooms1). You are in the process of recovering from your wounds, and are otherwise OK. As stated above, !mrooms1 to begin* [15:43] <Thidran> !mrooms1 [15:43] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Unique door: 2883 - Roomstyle: 519 - Enemy strength: 5 /6 [15:45] * Thidran lets out a deep sigh as he gets up from after his treatment. "Could've gone worse...at least I'm still alive. Thanks Wilson." With that, he checks his guns and reloads them if necessary. [15:45] <&Hebizuka> *M4A1 and M9 both full.* [15:45] <&Hebizuka> *SIG SG552: 12+1/20 [<< 1 FMJ + 6 Seg, 6 FMJ]* [15:46] <&Hebizuka> *Do you wish to reload the SG552? Uses 5.56x45mm NATO.* [15:46] <Thidran> *Yes.* [15:46] <&Hebizuka> [Reload] SG552: +8x FMJ. [<< 1 FMJ + 8 FMJ, 6 Seg, 6 FMJ] [15:47] <&Hebizuka> *5.56x45mm NATO FMJ remaining: 11 in the backpack.* [15:47] * Thidran then reluctantly heads through the door. "Here goes..." [15:48] <&Hebizuka> *You make it again in a MazeSlots room, with the slot machine waiting in the center of the room, as per usual. The machine has 2 credits pre-loaded.* [15:49] * Thidran pokes the machine. "Shame I can't add more credits." With that, he shrugs and pulls the arm of the machine. "Let's see what I get today..." [15:49] <&Hebizuka> *The reels are spinning...* [15:50] <&Hebizuka> Row 1: Cross - Pill - T-Shirt [15:50] <&Hebizuka> Row 2: Knife - Amulet - Lucky 7 [15:50] <&Hebizuka> Row 3: Bandage - Explosion - Tentacle [15:50] <&Hebizuka> *Nothing at all. 1cr left.* [15:50] <Thidran> Humph. [15:50] * Thidran frowns at the display, and pulls the arm once more. "Might as well.": [15:51] <&Hebizuka> *The rills are speening...* [15:51] <&Hebizuka> Row 1: Explosion - Bandage - Condom [15:51] <&Hebizuka> Row 2: Pistol - Crossed $ - Skull [15:51] <&Hebizuka> Row 3: Knife - Pistol - Bullet [15:51] <&Hebizuka> *Sorry, better luck next time.* [15:51] <&Hebizuka> *Next special room at the 125th.* [15:52] * Thidran grumps at the machine, before heading for the exits. [15:52] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [15:52] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 4503 - Front door: 6242 - Right door: 3779 - Roomstyle: 57 - Enemy strength: 1 /6 [15:52] * Thidran takes the door on the right. [15:55] <&Hebizuka> *A mess hall. The room is occupied by a lone, wandering creature. A tiger, of all things. * [15:55] * Thidran grits his teeth. "A fight so soon..." He then looks for cover and tries to get behind it... [15:55] <Thidran> @cover [15:55] <MazeBot> A block of concrete. (Health: 40, LDV modifier: -4. AC Eqv: Kevlar-3. Pass-through threshold: 10+ dmg. Pain modifier: x0.25) [15:56] <&Hebizuka> *Roll a 2d6 to attempt taking cover stealthily.* [15:57] <Thidran> @roll 1#2d6 [15:57] <MazeBot> Thidran: 8 [15:57] <&Hebizuka> *Stealth maintained! You remain undetected.* [15:57] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 1. What's your next move?* [15:57] * Thidran then takes aim towards the tiger's head, and performs his usual volley. "Five shots to the head...seems to work good on things." He murmurs under his breath. [15:58] <Thidran> *Five shots at its' head with the m4a1.* [15:59] <&Hebizuka> *Semi or full?* [15:59] <Thidran> *Semi* [15:59] <&Hebizuka> *Since you maintained stealth, you may roll immediately.* [16:00] <Thidran> @roll 5#2d6 [16:00] <MazeBot> Thidran: 5;6;7;8;7 [16:00] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-5, R.Sight, vs Head: Miss, Miss, Hit, Hit, Hit.* [16:00] <&Hebizuka> *Total hits: 3/5* [16:01] <&Hebizuka> *What can I say? Three rifle rounds to the cranium of a tiger makes a tiger go to tiger heaven. Say hi to Tigger for us, random tiger.* [16:02] <&Hebizuka> Thidran [Colt M4A1] Tiger /H\ [B] [16:02] * Thidran reloads his m4a1 after dispatching the tiger. "Yeah, no way I can leave that around..." [16:02] <&Hebizuka> *Change mags or refill mag?* [16:03] <Thidran> *Refill mag.* [16:03] <&Hebizuka> [Reload] M4A1: +5x FMJ - [<< 1 FMJ + 30 FMJ] [16:04] <&Hebizuka> *5.56x45mm NATO, FMJ remaining: 6 in backpack* [16:04] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [16:04] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 2414 - Front door: 3439 - Right door: 3701 - Roomstyle: 519 - Enemy strength: 6 /6 [16:04] * Thidran then checks his available rooms, and takes the left one. [16:10] <&Hebizuka> *You make it inside a regular, featureless room. There isn't much here, except for some load-bearing equipment abandoned on the floor.* [16:12] * Thidran looks for traps, then slowly approaches the equipment. [16:13] <&Hebizuka> *There are no traps here.* [16:13] <&Hebizuka> [LBE] (Tactical vest) MK64 Medic: Capacity 5 units + Meds 1 (1 unit meds only, max 2), Meds 2 (0.1 unit meds only, max 10), Ammo (4 pistol mags only, max tier: Small) [16:14] * Thidran looks intently at the vest, then carefully puts it on. "Heeeey...this could be handy for me." [16:16] <&Hebizuka> *Stand by, arranging inventory.* [16:17] <&Hebizuka> *Tactical vest worn.* [16:19] * Thidran looks at the various pouches carefully, then starts taking things out of his backpack, and putting them into place on the medic vest. "Much handier than having to rummage around in there...Let's see...these pouches look like it'll fit these smaller magazines better for instance..." [16:21] * Thidran then pulls out his current medications, and starts placing them in their respective parts. "So much better...first aid kits at the ready...plenty of bandages..." [16:21] <&Hebizuka> *Fill 2 FAKs in Tacvest/1unit ?* [16:21] <Thidran> *Yes.* [16:21] <&Hebizuka> *Fill all your bandages in Tacvest/0.1unit ?* [16:22] <Thidran> *Yes.* [16:22] <&Hebizuka> *Place 4 Beretta 20-rd mags in Tacvest/Ammo ?* [16:22] <Thidran> *Yes.* [16:22] <&Hebizuka> *Any other inventory displacement you wish to do?* [16:22] <Thidran> *Yes, still poring through it.* [16:23] <&Hebizuka> *Take your time, arranging inventory on my end...* [16:24] <&Hebizuka> [Tacvest/1unit] 2/2 [16:24] <&Hebizuka> [Tacvest/0.1unit] 7/10 [16:25] <&Hebizuka> [Tacvest/Ammo] 4/4 mags [16:25] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Mags] 7/12 mags [16:26] * Thidran pulls out the universal antidote, the melbromin, and a paracetamol, and adds it to the vest as well. [16:28] <&Hebizuka> [Tacvest/0.1unit] 10/10 [16:28] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 22.52/55 [16:30] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [16:30] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 4331 - Front door: 2344 - Right door: 501 - Roomstyle: 18 - Enemy strength: 4 /6 [16:30] * Thidran reviews the door numbers, before taking the left one once again. [16:31] <&Hebizuka> *Your head has been healed up.* [16:31] <&Hebizuka> *You're feeling hungry. All of the latest events have been pretty taxing, after all.* [16:32] <&Hebizuka> *You make it inside a meeting office... There is a roll of blue paper on the table here.* [16:34] * Thidran looks around for traps, before stopping to have himself a nice snack. [16:34] <&Hebizuka> *There are no traps here, thankfully.* [16:35] * Thidran starts by clumsily having himself a can of ravioli. [16:36] <&Hebizuka> *You pop the can open, and start dirtying your fingers. Yeah, how else are you going to eat this? You have no fork!* [16:36] <&Hebizuka> *Either way, the cold, canned ravioli tasted surprisingly good.* [16:37] <&Hebizuka> *This should sate your hunger for a while. Now there is a dirty, empty tin can on the floor.* [16:39] * Thidran thinks on things for a minute, before picking up the dirty tin can. "Hmm...wonder if I can sell it for money?" [16:39] * Thidran shrugs, then heads for the roll of blue paper. [16:39] <&Hebizuka> *Doubtful.* [16:40] <&Hebizuka> [Crafting] (Blueprint) "Level 2, CompArms, Kevlar arm pads + Twaron arm pads + Dyneema arm pads + Alumina fibers" [16:40] * Thidran picks up the blueprint for later, finding it quite interesting. [16:41] * Thidran then exchanges it for the can, and heads for the doors... [16:41] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [16:41] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 3684 - Front door: 4702 - Right door: 1136 - Roomstyle: 379 - Enemy strength: 1 /6 [16:41] <&Hebizuka> *Now carrying two CompArms blueprints.* [16:42] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 22.52/55 [16:42] * Thidran takes the front door. [16:44] <&Hebizuka> *A radio room. You can play around with the @radio here if you wish. There is only one door ahead (!mrooms1). You see ANOTHER roll of blue paper...* [16:44] * Thidran looks for traps before playing with the radio... [16:45] <Thidran> @radio [16:45] <MazeBot> [Orchestral/Epic] Exigence 89.7 with DJ Lancelot Warren - http://bit.ly/1bgj2o8 [16:45] * Thidran listens to it. "Tolerable." He states, then heads for the now familiar blue paper... [16:46] <&Hebizuka> [Crafting] (Blueprint) "Level 3, Joshua, Long TiN barrel + Long pistol slide + Long pistol frame + .454 Casull magazine + Odd recoil spring" [16:48] * Thidran picks up the blueprint and reads it. "Well! A level 3 blueprint eh? Wonder how much this is worth...?" He asks himself as he packs it away... [16:48] <Thidran> !mrooms1 [16:48] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Unique door: 5957 - Roomstyle: 275 - Enemy strength: 1 /6 [16:49] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 23.52/55 [16:49] * Thidran goes through the door eagerly. Apparently it's a good day to be a Contestant. [16:51] <&Hebizuka> *You enter a dimly-lit laboratory, which seems to be littered in crates and packages all marked with the biohazard symbol. A thin, explosively-messy haired man is working in the back... You've entered the bionics workshop!* [16:52] * Thidran warily steps inside, and looks around for traps. "Hrm..." [16:55] <~SU_Tempest> [???] Why, it looks like I HAVE A VISITOR! WELL COME in my humble atelier, sir! [16:56] * Thidran tilts his head as he looks intently towards the caller. "Hello...? Hey! Alright! Someone else that's not trying to kill me! That's a step up." [16:56] <~SU_Tempest> *The man turns around and removes his goggles. You can now see his lithe face.* [16:57] * Thidran then gestures to the store at large. "I assume you're an engineer?" [16:57] <~SU_Tempest> [???] You must be a newcomer, I see. For I am LANCE CHAOSCLAW, BIONICS ENGINEER. Not just a mere engineer. I create BIONIC AUGMENTATIONS. And my role and goal in life is ENHANCEMENT OF THE HUMAN RACE. [16:58] * Thidran grits his teeth at the man's boisterousness. "Enhancement eh?" He states flatly. "And how do you go about that?" [16:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] Why that's easy. Bionic augs are about replacement of human body parts, so that they can perform as well, or even BETTER than the natural ones! [16:59] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] IT IS OUR DESTINY. We as humans, must IMPROVE OURSELVES. [16:59] * Thidran pauses for a half minute as he soaks in the last two statements. "While I do agree that we need to improve ourselves, I disagree with your method." [17:01] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] Well, not all minds can grasp yet the concept. Do not worry, friend, I do not hate you for thinking this way. [17:03] * Thidran pauses awkwardly, then tries to explain. "It's basically taking the easy way out. Sure, it can work, but then people don't appreciate the effort to get there, and end up not actually improving as a result." [17:03] <Thidran> Or worse... [17:03] <Thidran> They end up becoming something that isn't human at all. [17:03] * Thidran shivers. [17:04] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] Do you not feel limited as a human being? I have the conviction we are. LOOK AT WHAT WE FACE EVERY DAY. Powerful monsters? Demons? Otherworldly creatures? Beings that are born with arms and legs as thick as our very TRUNKS? [17:04] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] I OUGHT TO CHANGE THIS. Augmentations are the road to betterment, for if we do not follow this road, WE WILL BE ELIMINATED ONE DAY. [17:06] * Thidran grins toothily. "That's why you work to surpass those limits. While augmentations are an option, I prefer learning methods that do not require replacing pieces of me. There are always other ways." He responds softly, in stark contrast to Lance's lack of indoor voice. [17:06] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] In any case, I am not here to debate or question my ethics; you shall not change my mind! I may propose something, if you do not wish to be augmented, I MAY STILL BE OF USE TO YOU! [17:07] * Thidran approaches a bit closer. "Oh? What else can you do? Ooh! Would you happen to offer the services of other engineers?" [17:07] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] It's real simple. All I ask, is if you come across any augmentation packages, you bring them to I, ME, MOI. And I shall compensate you in a monetary manner, to make up for your refusal to WALK THE ROAD. [17:08] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] No my friend. My field of work precludes me from doing what typical workshop engineers do. I AM THE ONLY ONE IN THE FIELD OF BIONICS, IN THE ENTIRE MAZES. This is a huge responsibility, and because of this I CANNOT do anything else. In exchange, I get graciously paid so that I may further my work. [17:08] * Thidran cracks a grin at hearing that. "Alright. Figured I'd ask at least...and yes, I don't mind selling you things I find. I assume you aren't interested in buying anything else though, right?" [17:09] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] Unfortunately, no. BUT TO MAKE UP FOR IT... Bionics packages you find ARE VERY VALUABLE INDEED. You might be able to make THOUSANDS if you bring me some back... So if you do not desire to be augmented, I CAN AT LEAST MAKE YOU RICH. [17:10] * Thidran nods at that. "Well, that's not a problem then. Could always use money for things that are more useful. Would you happen to have a number I could reach you by if I found one?" [17:10] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] Fear not about this, my friend. We will meet again, I am sure of it. *Giant geeky grin.* [17:12] * Thidran takes a long look at Lance. "Maybe. Shame you aren't selling anything other than bionics I assume. I got a blueprint recently." [17:13] <~SU_Tempest> [Lance] Once again, I am NOT an engineer in the typical sense. I DO NOT DO ANY OF THESE THINGS SUCH AS CRAFTING ITEMS, OR MAKING GUNS, OR SLAVING MYSELF AWAY IN THE PROVING GROUNDS. This work is for the petty yellow helmets. My job is much more... Unique. [17:15] * Thidran frowns at that, before giving the man an awkward bow. "So be it then. Good luck in your endeavors...and stay safe." With that, he walks towards the doors... [17:15] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [17:15] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 869 - Front door: 6054 - Right door: 4775 - Roomstyle: 67 - Enemy strength: 5 /6 [17:15] * Thidran takes the door on the left. [17:16] <&Hebizuka> *Next special room at the 128th...* [17:19] <&Hebizuka> *You go down a few stairs, and reach a shrine with an altar to the Cardinal Gods. There is no shrine maiden around, though... You spot an item in the corner of the room.* [17:19] * Thidran looks for traps, then checks the item out. [17:20] <&Hebizuka> *No traps.* [17:20] <&Hebizuka> [Meds] Vial - Unidentified - Weight: 0.1 [17:22] * Thidran picks up the vial, and puts it in his backpack. He then heads for the altar. "So we meet again eh?" He pulls out a spare comparms blueprint, and gently sets it upon the altar. He then closes his eyes, bows his head, and murmurs. "Doesn't hurt to respect my elders..." [17:22] <&Hebizuka> *Sacrifice the blueprint to the gods?* [17:22] <Thidran> *Yes.* [17:23] <&Hebizuka> *The blueprint spontaneously catches on fire, and is consumed at the altar.* [17:24] <&Hebizuka> *The altar glows with a golden light for a moment, and you get a very, very good feeling, as if the Gods were smiling upon you.* [17:24] <&Hebizuka> *It looks like they might be able to hear your pleas. [17:25] <&Hebizuka> *Do you wish to make a prayer?* [17:26] * Thidran feels a brief surge of warmth, then kneels slowly. "Alright. Obviously I'm here for a reason. Seems that things are going to pot for the average person. Is there anything I can really do to help? Let me know." [17:26] <Thidran> *Yes.* [17:26] <&Hebizuka> *If so, roll a 2d6.* [17:26] <Thidran> @roll 1#2d6 [17:26] <MazeBot> Thidran: 9 [17:26] <&Hebizuka> *+3 bonus due to offering. Score is 12.* [17:27] <&Hebizuka> *Distorted, combined voices boom out and reach out to you!* [17:28] <&Hebizuka> [?] YOU MAY NOT BELONG HERE, AND YOUR GOAL MAY BE TO LEAVE THIS PLACE, BUT WE SHALL GIVE YOU THE MEANS TO HELP ALL THOSE WHO NEED HELP. IN OUR NAME, HEED OUR GIFT AND USE IT WISELY! [17:28] <&Hebizuka> *Items magically appeared on the altar!* [17:30] * Thidran slowly opens his eyes after hearing that booming voice, even while his head is ringing from the strain. "Ugh..." [17:32] * Thidran clutches his head, staring in confusion at the altar now. "Eh...? Gifts...? Well, I guess that's one way to help..." [17:35] <&Hebizuka> =Divine gifts= [17:35] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 1 - MPS AA-12 shotgun named "Russian Hellfire" | 12 gauge - Semi/Full | M.Brake | AA-12 20-round drum, no +1 | Weight: 22 [20/20, 20x Incendiary slug] [17:35] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: MPS AA-12 20-round drum magazine. Size tier: V.Large. Weight: 2+1 [20/20, 20x Incendiary slug] [17:35] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: MPS AA-12 20-round drum magazine. Size tier: V.Large. Weight: 2+1 [20/20, 20x Incendiary slug] [17:35] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] 12 gauge, incendiary slug, 40 rounds. Weight: 2 [17:35] <&Hebizuka> *An all-black AA-12 with red flames painted on the stock.* [17:38] * Thidran considers it for a full minute. "I'm...not sure what I'll do with this, but it would be disrespectful of me not to pick it up." With that, he spares the weapon, magazines, and ammunition for now. [17:39] <&Hebizuka> *The AA-12 is also in perfect condition and perfectly clean, in case you were wondering.* [17:41] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 52.62/55 [17:42] * Thidran looks around after the nice surprise, then looks for the doors... [17:42] <Thidran> !mrooms3 [17:42] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Left door: 5509 - Front door: 4694 - Right door: 2698 - Roomstyle: 246 - Enemy strength: 3 /6 [17:43] * Thidran heads for the door on the right. [17:44] <&Hebizuka> *A laundry room, with its rows of washing machines. Only one door ahead (!mrooms1). There is an accessory on the floor...* [17:44] * Thidran looks around, before approaching the accessory. [17:45] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Laser sight: AN/PEQ-2A. Full battery life: 150 turns. - [Battery: 65 %] [17:46] * Thidran picks up the accessory, before heading for the door... [17:46] <Thidran> !mrooms1 [17:46] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Unique door: 2378 - Roomstyle: 430 - Enemy strength: 2 /6 [17:46] * Thidran promptly goes through. [17:47] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 53.62/55 [17:49] <&Hebizuka> *You make it inside a hiring bureau once again. The cages on the left appear to be empty again this time, but the hirer is still at their post, at the desk on the right side.* [17:50] * Thidran heads straight for the hirer, and waves to him. "Hey there! Seems I'm back here once more. Figured I'd ask while I'm here, got any work for me?" [17:50] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Yeah, welcome back, I guess. What's your name? [17:50] <Thidran> I am Thidran Brisbane! [17:51] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] Right, right... Yea, I guess I got jobs for you... Startin' to make yourself a reputation eh? How's it like to be less of a scrub I suppose. Oh well. Three jobs available fer ya... You know the drill. [17:53] <&Hebizuka> *The hirer prints you the job offerings.* [17:53] * Thidran starts reading the job listings.... [17:57] <&Hebizuka> #1> A 'courier' requires the help of someone well-versed in the art of 'persuasion' in order to take the 'competition' out of his way, and get back the 'merchandise' that rightfully belongs to the 'courier'. The more merchandise, the more money will be awarded. [17:57] <&Hebizuka> #2> A Maze Sergeant wants to enlist the help of a private, neutral party to investigate on a series of suspicious murders, find out what happened, who are the responsible, and report back. Mighty reward promised. [17:57] <&Hebizuka> #3> A famous youkai personality needs an experienced bodyguard to protect her from dangerous detractors and obsessive fans, in the wake of a recently circulated rumor which aims at destroying her reputation. [18:00] * Thidran rubs his chin as he reads his options. "Seems the third is right up my alley." He states simply. "I'll take that one." [18:00] <~SU_Tempest> [Hirer] I guessed you'd pick the celebrity... Scrub. Oh well. Telepad's behind me. Step on it and get on with it. [18:01] <&Hebizuka> *Mission start!* [18:02] * Thidran smirks at the Hirer. "Easy choice, because I like doing bodyguard work." He explains, before heading for the teleporter. [18:04] <&Hebizuka> *You're teleported out of the hiring bureau... [18:06] <&Hebizuka> *...and into an abandoned storage room, where the youkai celebrity - a fancy-dressed, female kitsune, is waiting.* [18:08] * Thidran gives the woman a bow. "Greetings miss. You requested a bodyguard?" [18:10] <~SU_Tempest> [Celebrity] Ah, um, yes! I did! Oh, it's so embarrassing. I've had to ask and use the phone of a passing police officer to make my request. I've been waiting for a while now... But this can't go on. [18:11] <~SU_Tempest> [Celebrity] But I digress! I'm Miyako Nakano, but perhaps you know me better as Ki-2-Ne. *Holds out a hand for shaking* [18:11] * Thidran furrows a brow at hearing that, before returning the handshake. "I'm Thidran Brisbane myself. My apologies, but I'm not really from around here, so I don't really know of you." [18:13] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] Really? You've never watched any of my music videos? I'm fairly famous, if I may say so myself. But anyway I have a BIG problem. Some dipsh-...ambling idiot has posted online the rumor that I was engaging doubles for my live performances, and that I faked everything. Problem is that the rumor spread out, and now I have received death threats! There are even some who tried to attack me! I could REALLY use your help to get back home ... [18:14] * Thidran tilts his head. "Music...videos. Oh. Something on the television? I don't really watch that. I guess that explains it!" He says softly after hearing her request, then nods his head. "I would be glad to help you out though. It's what I'm here for! Just one thing...what's doubles?" [18:15] * Thidran thinks a moment, then thumps himself on the head. "Oh wait...those that looked like you...wait...people would seriously go crazy over that? Ugh." [18:17] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] Weeeell... I do get paid a fat amount of money for my work... [18:18] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] Engaging doubles would mean I'm raking the cash for doing nothing but project my pretty face. My likeness alone has market value! [18:18] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] Speaking of. Be a really nice gentleman and you'll get your nice share of it. My house is this way, straight ahead, but... well. The police refused to escort me, the officer said that they can't do private protection, but that I should be calling a bodyguard instead. And here you are. [18:19] <&Hebizuka> *It dawns on you that she carries neither load-bearing gear nor a single weapon.* [18:19] * Thidran eventually shakes his head. "Well, it's a living at least. Me, I've been busy just trying to survive..." He looks at her. "One other question. You sure you want to just walk around without some form of protection yourself? I don't have much that can help, but..." [18:21] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] Hey, I'm a kitsune. I don't exactly need a gun. But youkai these days, they use them all the time, and while I don't feel like carrying a weapon, a bullet is certainly faster than a fireball... So I'm not taking any risks. I prefer paying for you to do it than search around for a piece I wouldn't even be sure how to use or repair once it breaks! [18:28] * Thidran rummages in his backpack, and pulls out a damaged light Dyneema vest. He then offers it to Miyako. "Just in case we do go up against something." [18:28] <Thidran> "Every bit helps after all." [18:29] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] Heh. You must really be a newcomer. I can't wear this, don't you know? I'm a youkai. That's human clothing. [18:30] * Thidran thumps himself. "My mistake." He puts the vest back. "Well, in that case, I'll be sure to keep you covered. Shall we begin?" [18:30] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] Sure, let's bounce! [18:31] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] ...Well. I'm following you. Just go straight ahead. [18:31] <Thidran> !mrooms1 [18:31] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Unique door: 4350 - Roomstyle: 440 - Enemy strength: 4 /6 [18:31] * Thidran nods at her, before heading for the nearest door then. [18:31] <&Hebizuka> *!mrooms1 for the whole mission.* [18:38] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. A piece of headgear is resting on the floor here...* [18:40] * Thidran looks around for traps, then approaches the headgear. [18:41] <&Hebizuka> *No traps here!* [18:41] <&Hebizuka> [Clothing] Headgear - Kabuto-menpo - AC Kevlar-2 - Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-PROOF, Piercing-PROOF - Ballistic protective (head and face), face concealment - Weight: 22 - [Cond: Damaged] [18:42] * Thidran turns towards K2N. "I assume that you can't wear this either eh?" [18:42] <~SU_Tempest> *She shakes her head no with an apologetic smile.* [18:43] * Thidran takes a long look at the helmet. [18:43] <Thidran> Nah. [18:43] <Thidran> There's no way I'm giving up Wilson. [18:43] * Thidran leaves the helmet be and moves on. [18:43] <Thidran> !mrooms1 [18:43] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Unique door: 7336 - Roomstyle: 167 - Enemy strength: 6 /6 [18:44] * Thidran heads for the door and asks, "Did I tell you about what I recently had to fight before reaching you?" [18:45] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] We've just met, so I don't think you did! [18:45] * Thidran shrugs his shoulders. "Well...you know of gryphons I assume right? Took two on. Somehow lived through it." [18:47] * Thidran rubs his helmeted head. "I tell you one thing though...I do not want to ever take another hit from them..." [18:48] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] I -knew- I hired someone good. [18:48] <~SU_Tempest> *She smiles.* [18:49] * Thidran gives her a sheepish grin. "Anyways, let's go." With that, he heads through the door. [18:55] <&Hebizuka> *A dojo. No martial artist around... but you see a kappa standing around, observing the photos of past dojo owners on one of the walls.* [18:56] * Thidran turns to Miyako and whispers. "Try getting behind cover." He gives her an opportunity to do so before greeting the Kappa. [18:57] <Thidran> @cover [18:57] <MazeBot> A metallic file case full of papers. (Health: 35, LDV modifier: -2. AC Eqv: Kevlar-2. Pass-through threshold: 8+ dmg. Pain modifier: x0.75) [18:58] <&Hebizuka> *The kitsune dancer makes it behind cover stealthily - the kappa isn't even looking at her.* [18:58] <~SU_Tempest> [Kappa] Whaddya want? [18:59] * Thidran gives the Kappa a bow. "Are you the owner of this dojo by chance?" [19:02] <~SU_Tempest> [Kappa] Ha! No. I wish. But uh, who are you? This a youkai sector... don't see no humans usually. [19:03] * Thidran chuckles. "I'm Thidran Brisbane, and you?" [19:06] <~SU_Tempest> [Kappa] Just a guy... If you don't get the message yet... You should probably leave. I'm waiting for someone. [19:07] * Thidran shrugs his shoulders. "Oh? Who're you waiting on?" [19:10] <~SU_Tempest> [Kappa] Dude... Leave. Last warning. You're not welcome here. [19:11] * Thidran lets out a gusty sigh, before unslinging his m4a1. "I believe I can guess who you're waiting for. You're not welcome here either if you mean her harm. I'd prefer not to have to kill you though so I'm giving you the choice of going under your own power." [19:13] <~SU_Tempest> [Kappa] FUCK YOU, HUMAN! [19:14] <~SU_Tempest> *He draws his own weapon - a handgun -, and a fight begins...* [19:14] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 1. What will you do?* [19:15] * Thidran readies his m4a1, and frowns. "I'm sorry ser, but it's my job, since you're forcing my hand..." He puts out a five round burst towards the kappa's hand with the intent of disarming him, on semi. [19:16] <&Hebizuka> *He will attempt to dump five rounds in your chest, not even bothering to aim - it's practically hip fire at this point.* [19:16] <&Hebizuka> *Order: Kappa, You* [19:17] <&Hebizuka> *Kappa's turn...* [19:17] <&Hebizuka> @roll 5#2d6 [19:17] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 9;10;3;2;7 [19:18] <&Hebizuka> *No malfunction.* [19:18] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-5: Hit, Hit, Miss, Miss, Hit.* [19:19] <&Hebizuka> *You receive three bullets in the chest as a result... but your Twaron vest holds up nicely, and does its job: making sure it saves your life.* [19:19] <&Hebizuka> *...Just barely, it did.* [19:19] <&Hebizuka> *Pain levels skyrocket upwards again, and your chest suffers damage as well as bleeding. But you're alive.* [19:20] <&Hebizuka> *Open wound on the torso.* [19:20] <&Hebizuka> *Your turn. You may roll now.* [19:20] <Thidran> @roll 5#2d6 [19:20] <MazeBot> Thidran: 12;10;5;4;7 [19:21] <&Hebizuka> *Vs Hand, reflex sight, semi.* [19:21] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-5: Critical hit, Hit, Miss, Miss, Hit.* [19:22] <&Hebizuka> *The obvious immediate effect is him dropping his weapon. He screams upon noticing his hand is now adorned with three bleeding red holes, which he holds firmly and desperately with his left...* [19:23] <~SU_Tempest> [Kappa] SON OF A BITCH, YOU SHOT MY HAND [19:23] <&Hebizuka> *His gun is now on the floor...* [19:23] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 1.* [19:24] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 2. You're bleeding ,and in agonizing pain, but you're alive and you have an ass to kick. Next move?* [19:24] * Thidran readies his weapon and aims for the Kappa's head. "Wrong choice." He states coldly, before firing five more shots towards the Kappa's head. [19:24] <Thidran> *M4A1, reflex sight, five shots to the head.* [19:25] <&Hebizuka> *The kappa makes no attempt to attack back, and simply screams more and focuses on his hand.* [19:25] <&Hebizuka> *You may roll immediately.* [19:25] <Thidran> @roll 5#2d6 [19:25] <MazeBot> Thidran: 8;4;3;11;5 [19:26] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-5: Hit, Miss, Miss, Hit, Miss.* [19:26] <&Hebizuka> *Total hits 2/5* [19:26] <&Hebizuka> *That kappa's skull has two more holes, none of which are particularly healthy.* [19:27] <&Hebizuka> Thidran Brisbane [M4A1] Kappa /H\ [B] [19:27] <&Hebizuka> *End of fight! (2 turns)* [19:28] * Thidran kneels down after the fight, panting. "Mm, bad luck on my end." He murmurs, before stripping off his armor. He checks the damage to his chest, and starts fishing out a First Aid Kit. He then starts awkwardly patching himself up. [19:28] <&Hebizuka> *Now that the fight has ended and one of the walls has been repainted with youkai brains...* [19:28] <&Hebizuka> *K2N peeks up from behind cover and eeks at you.* [19:28] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] Oh no, he got the drop on you? What will you do if we find more fanatics? Come on! I'm paying you good money for this, it would be such a bummer if you died now... I'd have to scavenge your phone and call ANOTHER bodyguard. [19:29] * Thidran holds up a slightly shaky hand at Miyako. "It happens...sorry you had to see this." He says to her, before he starts bandaging himself together. "Didn't see the gun. My fault." [19:29] <&Hebizuka> *Use FAK from backpack or vest?* [19:29] <Thidran> *Backpack.* [19:30] <&Hebizuka> *The FAK's supplies have been applied to your chest. You will now start to recover Chest HP over time.* [19:32] * Thidran then takes a bandage, and deals with the wound he has. "Mm....could've been worse. I don't think this vest is up for the challenge..." [19:33] * Thidran shrugs. "Not much other choice though. At least it held together." [19:33] <&Hebizuka> *6 bandages left in Tacvest/0.1unit. Your torso wound has been closed, and you are no longer bleeding. You will start healing blood over time.* [19:34] * Thidran then takes a Paracetemol, and puts the other one in his vest. "Almost ready. Apologies for the delay..." He says to her. [19:34] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] Hey, stay alive a little longer, alright? [19:36] * Thidran gives her a weak smile despite the pain. "I'll do so. If a gryphon can't take me, neither can these folk." [19:38] <&Hebizuka> *The dose of painkillers you swallowed takes effect immediately.* [19:38] <&Hebizuka> *You're feeling -less- battered.* [19:38] * Thidran then goes to check out the former kappa's gun. [19:38] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - Zastava CZ99 pistol | 9x19mm Parabellum - Semi-auto | No accessory | CZ99 15-round mag, +1 | Weight: 3 - [9+1/15, 15x FMJ] - Cond: Good / Clns: Clean [19:39] * Thidran picks up the gun, and puts it in his tactical vest for later. He then reloads his m4a1. [19:39] <Thidran> *By switching magazines.* [19:40] <&Hebizuka> *Placing the CZ99 in Tacvest/Main?* [19:40] <Thidran> *Yes.* [19:43] <&Hebizuka> *Weapon spared!* [19:43] <&Hebizuka> *Reloading M4A1: Where do you wish to place the old mag?* [19:44] <Thidran> *In the pouch I had the full mag at.* [19:48] <&Hebizuka> [Reload] Colt M4A1, mags swapped - Old [20/30] to Pack/Mags. New [30/30] in weapon. [19:49] <Thidran> !mrooms1 [19:49] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Unique door: 6656 - Roomstyle: 233 - Enemy strength: 5 /6 [19:52] <Thidran> "Alright, we'll both keep heading for cover. I'll be sure to take care of them for you." [19:52] * Thidran then starts heading through the door. [19:58] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. Not much else here, except for an interesting object on the floor.* [19:58] * Thidran looks around for traps, before approaching the object. [19:59] <&Hebizuka> *No traps here.* [19:59] <&Hebizuka> [Item] A padded butt protector. A set of pads which are made to protect buttocks, hips, crotch and upper thighs, but with no way to wear them on their own. [20:00] * Thidran chuckles as he sees the object, before picking it up. "Okay, now that's just funny." [20:00] <Thidran> !mrooms1 [20:00] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Unique door: 3143 - Roomstyle: 52 - Enemy strength: 4 /6 [20:01] <&Hebizuka> [Pack/Main] 53.52/55 [20:03] * Thidran goes through the doors. [21:17] <&Hebizuka> *A mess hall. You notice a tengu reading a newspaper, sitting at one of the tables...* [21:17] * Thidran nods to Miyako, before trying to sneakily take cover... [21:17] <Thidran> @cover [21:17] <MazeBot> A plastic crate full of garbage (Health: 26, LDV modifier: -2. AC Eqv: Kevlar-2. Pass-through threshold: 8+ dmg. Pain modifier: x0.75) [21:20] <&Hebizuka> *Roll a 2d6 to take cover.* [21:22] <Thidran> @roll 1#2d6 [21:22] <MazeBot> Thidran: 6 [21:23] <&Hebizuka> *You take cover, but you are spotted by the tengu, who gets the drop!* [21:24] <&Hebizuka> *The tengu drops the newspaper and pulls out what appears to be a large revolver, before unloading twice in your general direction.* [21:25] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2#2d6 [21:25] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 8;4 [21:25] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-2: Hit, Miss.* [21:26] <&Hebizuka> *The second round is a high flier and is of no concern to you. The first, though, hits your garbage crate, crashing into it with such force that it nearly topples. The front side is completely blown out, but for some reason, it hasn't penetrated all the way through...* [21:27] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 1!* [21:28] <&Hebizuka> *You're starting to feel hungry again.* [21:28] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 2. What is your next move?* [21:28] * Thidran frowns at the tengu, before taking careful aim with his m4a1. "Well, if he's insistent on trying to shoot, no need to discuss things..." With that he fires five shots at his head in semi mode. [21:29] <&Hebizuka> *The tengu reiterates, two shots at you. K2N remains huddled behind cover, being a curled up, shaky ball of terrorized fur.* [21:29] <&Hebizuka> *Order: Tengu, You.* [21:29] <&Hebizuka> *Tengu's turn...* [21:29] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2#2d6 [21:29] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 7;3 [21:29] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-2: Hit, Miss.* [21:30] <&Hebizuka> *Half of the garbage crate is now broken up, with some of its contents starting to spill out, but it's still something you can reasonably call cover.* [21:30] <&Hebizuka> *Your turn. You may roll now.* [21:31] <Thidran> @roll 5#2d6 [21:31] <MazeBot> Thidran: 8;5;10;7;4 [21:31] <&Hebizuka> *Reflex sight, vs head.* [21:31] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-5: Hit, Miss, Hit, Hit, Miss.* [21:31] <&Hebizuka> *Total 3/5 hits.* [21:32] <&Hebizuka> *A triple headshot! And the effects you expect it has.* [21:32] <&Hebizuka> Thidran Brisbane [M4A1] Tengu /H\ [21:32] <&Hebizuka> *End of fight! (2 turns)* [21:32] * Thidran gets up afterward, and looks for Miyako. He finds her curled up, and offers a hand. "You okay?" He asks her gently. [21:33] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] I'm gonna be okay! I'm gonna be okay! [21:33] <~SU_Tempest> *She's a shaky, terrorized mess.* [21:34] <~SU_Tempest> *Obviously she's not okay, but she's not hurt, and she's even trying to smile and do her part. Comedian impression.* [21:34] <~SU_Tempest> *The kitsune celebrity takes your hand and stands back up, ready to follow on.* [21:34] * Thidran sighs, before leaning over to give Miyako a firm hug. "It's okay...he's down too...I promise, you'll make it back home." [21:35] <~SU_Tempest> *She steps rearwards.* [21:35] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] AHEM! Have a little decency... I don't mind the help but don't get familiar with me. [21:35] * Thidran nods curtly. "Alright then." He awkwardly spins away, and heads towards the dead tengu to examine his gun. "My apologies once more." [21:36] <&Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - Colt Anaconda revolver | .44 Magnum - Semi-auto | No accessory | Cylinder, 6 rounds | Weight: 3 - [2/6, 2x TPD] - Cond: Fair / Clns: Dirty [21:37] * Thidran sighs in disgust, before stripping the ammunition out of the gun and leaving it by the tengu. [21:37] <Thidran> "You're not the only one who scavenges, if it makes you feel better. Sometimes, you just do whatcha gotta do." [21:38] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] Right, right... Let's get a move on now. The more I'm out there the less I feel safe. [21:38] <Thidran> *Picking up the ammunition for myself before leaving.* [21:39] <Thidran> @mrooms1 [21:39] <Thidran> !mrooms1 [21:39] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Unique door: 4887 - Roomstyle: 522 - Enemy strength: 2 /6 [21:39] <&Hebizuka> *You have acquired:* [21:39] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] .44 Magnum, TPD, 2 rounds - Weight: 0.04 [21:41] * Thidran heads through the door. "Next time though, try to come behind cover. It's safer that way." [21:43] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] I -WAS- behind cover! [21:43] <~SU_Tempest> *No, she wasn't. She curled up.* [21:44] <&Hebizuka> *A regular, featureless room. You notice loose ammunition on the floor...* [21:50] <Thidran> "Okay, but just make sure you are. I can't be your shield if you aren't behind me." [21:50] <~SU_Tempest> [K2N] Fine, fine... [21:51] * Thidran looks for traps, before approaching the ammunition. [21:51] <&Hebizuka> *No traps found.* [21:51] <&Hebizuka> [Ammunition] .380 ACP, +P+, 24 rounds - Weight: 0.24 [21:52] * Thidran picks up the ammunition for later... [21:53] <Thidran> !mrooms1 [21:53] <&Hebizuka> [ Thidran ] Unique door: 3030 - Roomstyle: 106 - Enemy strength: 5 /6 [21:54] * Thidran shakes his head as he goes through. "Okay..." [21:54] <&Hebizuka> *Your stomach gurgles.* [21:55] <&Hebizuka> *A grassy, featureless room. A lone Maze Soldier is patrolling in the room...* [21:55] <&Hebizuka> *They appear to carry a sort of shotgun.* [21:56] <Thidran> @cover [21:56] <MazeBot> An empty plastic crate. (Health: 20, LDV modifier: -2. AC Eqv: Hardskin. Pass-through threshold: 6+ dmg. Pain modifier: x0.75) [21:56] * Thidran frowns as he sees his potential cover, then turns towards miyako, and nods towards it. He then heads for cover, and tries to keep quiet... [21:58] <&Hebizuka> *She nods, and will attempt to take cover... Roll first.* [21:58] <Thidran> @roll 1#2d6 [21:58] <MazeBot> Thidran: 5 [21:58] <&Hebizuka> *You have been spotted by the Soldier!* [21:59] <~SU_Tempest> [MzSol] Hey! What do you think you're doing! [22:00] * Thidran peeks from behind the crate. "Just trying to do my job. Last few folk have been trying to shoot me though, so I've been trying to avoid them when I can." [22:00] <~SU_Tempest> [MzSol] Yeah? Why the hell are you trying to hide this youkai with you? I know you have one hiding with you! [22:01] * Thidran shrugs. "Because my job is to guide her home. Pretty simple work." [22:01] <~SU_Tempest> [MzSol] Then you're helping the enemy, and MY job is to KILL you! [22:01] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 1 - the Soldier has advantage!* [22:01] * Thidran lets out a tired sigh. "So be it." [22:02] <&Hebizuka> *He fires in your general direction, two shells.* [22:02] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2#2d6 [22:02] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 7;6 [22:03] <&Hebizuka> *Flechette! A volley of one-inch long steel darts are flying towards what passes as your cover... 25 of them strike your cover.* [22:04] <&Hebizuka> *The first shell managed to completely obliterate the crate - yes, it has been torn apart it one hit, and its pieces fall like a sandcastle to a tsunami.* [22:05] <&Hebizuka> *The second shell's wave of flechettes is thus free to hit either of you... and it hits your escort, Ki-2-Ne.* [22:05] <&Hebizuka> @bodyaim [22:05] <MazeBot> [UPPER BODY] Upper body (Stomach, guts, lower back) [22:05] <&Hebizuka> *16 flechette struck and destroyed the cover, meaning K2N took 9 in the stomach. Ow.* [22:07] <&Hebizuka> *Miyako keels over and crumbles on the floor. She doesn't look good at all.* [22:08] <&Hebizuka> *But the sound of her moaning - of pain and despair - is the telltale that she is still alive, for now... but those flechette definitely must not have done any sort of good to her body.* [22:08] <&Hebizuka> *End of Turn 1.* [22:09] <&Hebizuka> *Your stomach growls loud.* [22:09] <&Hebizuka> *Turn 2. What is your next move?* [22:11] * Thidran lets out a growl of rage at his blind firing. "You asked for it chief!" He counters, before whipping out his trusty m4a1, and firing ten shots towards the bastard's head. "Come on..you've served me well so far...just one more time..." [22:14] <&Hebizuka> *The Soldier aims at you, this time, and fires two shells once again.* [22:14] <&Hebizuka> *Unfortunately, the Soldier is a midge faster than you.* [22:15] <&Hebizuka> *Order: Soldier, You.* [22:15] <&Hebizuka> @bodyaim [22:15] <MazeBot> [LIMB] Right arm [22:15] <&Hebizuka> @roll 2#2d6 [22:15] <MazeBot> Hebizuka: 11;2 [22:15] <&Hebizuka> *No malfunction!* [22:15] <&Hebizuka> *Shots 1-2: Hit (20 flech), Miss.* [22:16] <&Hebizuka> *A perfect shot causes the Soldier to land every single of his flechette... then completely miss somehow. All of them end up in your arm.* [22:19] <&Hebizuka> *Your right arm is completely unprotected, thus your skin, flesh and bone are taking the hit in full. Your right arm's flesh is torn apart with such ridiculously inhumane force that nearly all the muscle and sinew is ripped off your bone, sending horribly unhealthy amounts of blood OUT of your body and everywhere behind you in the room.* [22:21] <&Hebizuka> *The amount of bleeding is such that one could have emptied a bucket full of your blood and have achieved the same effect. And if it wasn't so much for your systems, you'd have screamed in pain.* [22:21] <&Hebizuka> *You are dead.* [22:22] <Thidran> And that is that. [22:22] <&Hebizuka> *Cause of death: (Extremely rapid) Blood loss* [22:23] <&Hebizuka> * // MEANWHILE // * [22:24] <&Hebizuka> *The Soldier ended up forcing Ki-2-Ne to surrender. She has been captured and brought to the Soldier's barracks, where his Captain had the cruel and brilliant idea of executing her in front of a camera. The footage is subsequently shown everywhere on TV. The loss of a famous member of the species dealt such a horrible blow to youkai activist morale, that the military effort finds itself strengthened...* [22:24] <&Hebizuka> *Meanwhile, Mr. Shotgun Flechette got a promotion and became a Sergeant, and the hirer that last saw you deleted your file, while saying, "What a scrub". Even Hebizuka wishes she could kill that hirer right now.* [22:27] <&Hebizuka> Checkout [22:27] <&Hebizuka> Final checkout [22:29] <&Hebizuka> 132 rooms (+13), 22 kills (+3), 0 SEs, 3 missions, 0 Amulets, 3665 P$, 0 Runs [22:30] <&Hebizuka> Score: 243pts (+19) [22:30] <&Hebizuka> Position: 5th (no change) [22:31] <&Hebizuka> =Today's stats= (Legend: Hits/Attempts) [22:31] <&Hebizuka> Shots fired 11/20 [22:31] <&Hebizuka> TOTAL: 11/20 (55%) [22:31] <&Hebizuka> =All-time stats= [22:31] <&Hebizuka> Shots fired 94/167 (56%) [22:31] <&Hebizuka> Melee hits 10/16 (63%) [22:31] <&Hebizuka> TOTAL: 104/183 (57% accuracy) [22:32] <&Hebizuka> =Achievement progress= [22:32] <&Hebizuka> Combat rifle: 9/10 (+3) - 1 away from Bronze medal [22:33] <&Hebizuka> Headshots: 27 (+3) [22:33] <&Hebizuka> Overkills: 6 (+2) [22:34] <&Hebizuka> = RIP Thidran Brisbane = [22:34] <&Hebizuka> Cause of death: Killed in Action (Shotgun) [22:35] <&Hebizuka> Shotgun KIAs have now claimed the lives of 2 contestants.