Log:V4 Session 113 (Meta, no ontology)

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[11-Aug-18 02:53 PM] Tempest#5018 [Session #113 ; Session start] _Welcome back to the Mazes, Reina Miyako-Knight. On the last session, you had finished solving ALL of those puzzles and you were just about to open the capsule containing the prototype Power Armor, revealing what was inside; it was made clear to you that there's not -just- a suit of armor and a helmet in there._ _Pshhhhhh... The stasis capsule slowly opens, releasing air in the process. When it fully releases, the contents are revealed to you:_ <A10 NE storage room: Stasis capsule contents>

[Clothing] Body armor - Power Armor Suit (Whole body, except head, hands) - AC: A5 - Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-PROOF, Piercing-PROOF - Plate carrier, Fire-retardant, Vital HUD, Half melee damage, Explosion-proof - Weight: Unsparable

   Power: 0.0 /4 (Depleted)
   Current protection level: A1

[Clothing] Headgear - Power Armor Helmet - AC: A5 - Blunt-PROOF, Sharp-PROOF, Piercing-PROOF - Ballistic protective, Face concealment, Blocks face gear, Vital HUD, Fire-retardant, Half melee damage, Explosion-proof - Weight: 14

   Power: 0.0 /4 (Depleted)
   Current protection level: A1

[Item] Diskette - "Project Lambda v1.0 - Instruction Manual" [Key item] Hard drive - "Project Lambda specifications" - Weight: 1 [Item] HITB battery. A Hebizuka Industrial Technology Battery. What can it used for? - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 4] _<An 'Aux Power Charge' lever.>_

[11-Aug-18 03:00 PM] Tempest#5018 _The diskette can be inserted in the nearby computer to have one more thing to read._ _The hard drive can also be plugged in to try and find out what's inside of it._ Objective 8P: (Optional) Try to take the Power Armor Suit and/or Helmet. If you can't, try to find out why.

[11-Aug-18 03:18 PM] Twib#7809 "Sooo we can't take the giant armor."

[11-Aug-18 03:18 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** I sure as hell wouldn't fit in it.

[11-Aug-18 03:20 PM] Twib#7809 "Let me - let me just grab the batteries and slot one into my Lifevest. And slot all this computer stuff in." "By the by, do you have any idea what an Aux Power Charge lever does?"

[11-Aug-18 03:22 PM] Tempest#5018 _Fireball tries to use it, yanking it to "ON", then "OFF", then "ON"._

    • [Fireball]** Well, whatever it is, it's not turning on. Must be broken.

[11-Aug-18 03:24 PM] Twib#7809 "I bet if I had hired a kappa to fix that last generator, this would be working."

[11-Aug-18 03:25 PM] Tempest#5018 _You insert the diskette and the hard drive, both of which are detected by the computer in the room. The diskette allows you to read a text file titled **readme.txt**. The hard drive, however, seems a bit more strange._ _Rie shrugs._

[11-Aug-18 03:25 PM] Twib#7809 Well, time to read. As for the hard drive - I'mma have to bring it to someone.

[11-Aug-18 03:26 PM] Tempest#5018 ```Project Lambda instruction manual – Author: G. Freeman (ST of Theoretical Physics at the Menezdu Research Facility, Roazon)```

```Welcome to Project Lambda version 1.0! This fully functional set of protective equipment includes the Power Armor Suit (Mark I) and the separately wearable Power Armor Helmet (Mark I).

Following the successes of Project Lambda version 0.6, the so-called Advanced Upper Body Protection Unit, renamed to Powered Combat Vest since then by the Maze Military, the next logical step in the development of the world’s most advanced personal protection equipment was to make a full-body suit out of the technology developed.

WARNING: The Mark I (Mod 0) version Power Armor Suit and Power Armor Helmet, are still to be considered prototypes, and are not indicative of what the full production model will look like. Certain planned features are not present on this model, which is exclusively meant for human and halfling operators. Youkai operators must wait until the development of more advanced hardware and software (to be developed at a later time) in order to benefit from the technology. ```

Pages: > 2: Operation of the Power Armor Suit > 3: Power Armor Suit maintenance > 4: Other features and capabilities of the Suit > 5: Power Armor Helmet

[11-Aug-18 03:26 PM] Twib#7809 "Oh cool, we totally get fucked."

[11-Aug-18 03:27 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Well that's a big fat ballsack.

[11-Aug-18 03:27 PM] Twib#7809 "Do you know any scientists? 'Cause I don't."

[11-Aug-18 03:27 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Not really, sorry!

[11-Aug-18 03:27 PM] Twib#7809 "Ballsacks are *fun.* This isn't. Ugh." 2 please. And then 3, 4, and 5.

[11-Aug-18 03:27 PM] Tempest#5018 ```Page 2: Operation of the Power Armor Suit``` ```In order to use the Power Armor Suit and Helmet, the operator must “enter” the suit. The operator must remove any classic upper body armor before entering the suit, as the upper body section of the Suit is a highly improved version of the previous PCV prototype; the suit will therefore not fit an operator already wearing upper body protection of any kind. Any pieces of limb protection (so-called Arms Add-ons and Legs Add-ons) can be worn over the Power Armor Suit, but their usage isn’t recommended, as the protection levels offered by the Suit are sufficiently adequate so as to make all forms of body and limb protection obsolete.

Your Power Armor Suit is made of three layers: ? The internal “clothing” layer which serves as the primary contact point with the operator’s body and serves as the wearable “sleeve”, and is made out of comfortable, non-allergenic fibers. Operators are advised to wear light, long-sleeved clothing, long pants and shoes on their bodies before wearing the Suit, but it will function perfectly adequately even if parts of, or the totality of the operator’s body isn’t covered by clothing (chafing may occur with extended use). ? The “soft armor” shell, made out of highly advanced composite fibers, offering a higher level of protection than the best suits of conventional armor available on the market. This layer also contains most of the circuitry, cables, electronics, the power storage device, and other assets. ? The outer “hard armor” shell, made out of an array of microscopic panels, which are made out of our in-house designed, highly advanced Hazardous Environment Metal, which is made primarily out of an amorphous, beryllium-titanium-zirconium alloy. This layer is designed to respond to impacts of all types (blunt force, cuts, rending impacts, piercing impacts, as well as bullets, shrapnel, and explosive shockwaves) by tapping into the power supply of the vest and electrically harden all panels sustaining an impact. ``` ```The primary function of the Power Armor Suit is, as the name implies, the integrated, on-board power supply. With the combination of the power supply, inner soft-armor shell and outer hard-armor shell, the protective capabilities of the Power Armor Suit are extremely high, with up to 93% reduction in felt energy from all types of damage, a 50% effectiveness reduction of melee weapons and other close-combat impacts, a 50% effectiveness reduction of exploding weapons and shockwaves produced by explosives, as well as greatly reducing the risk of sustaining damage, wounds, and fractures.

WARNING: The Power Armor Suit does not render the operator invulnerable; exceptionally powerful weapons (anti-materiel rounds, high-powered armor piercing rounds, powerful explosives) may still pierce or bypass the armor and seriously injure or kill the operator. Please also note that the Suit does not come with glove parts (so as to allow the operator to wear Handgear of their choice) and that the Helmet may be worn separately (see Helmet section below) ```

[11-Aug-18 03:28 PM] Twib#7809 "So this thing was made over 500 years ago."

[11-Aug-18 03:28 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** You know I'm not an activist or anything but, I'm kinda glad the military never got this kind of tech in full. We'd be even more fucked.

[11-Aug-18 03:29 PM] Twib#7809 "How the *fuck* was this not reinvented." "Not a fan of the military, huh?"

[11-Aug-18 03:30 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Well, I don't really _care_, because right now it's pretty even, but let's just say I don't like it when one side has a massive advantage over the other, that isn't very, yknow... _fun._

[11-Aug-18 03:30 PM] Twib#7809 "Mmmm." 3 please?

[11-Aug-18 03:30 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Is technology something that progresses more quickly where you come from? I'm pretty used to things moving at a snail's pace, or at all.

```Page 3: Power Armor Suit maintenance``` ```The power supply of the Power Armor Suit may be refilled using either a dedicated charging station, or through external, portable HITB batteries. 4 HITB batteries contain enough energy to completely refill the Suit’s power supply. Operators are advised to keep the power supply as filled as possible, as the electric hardening system is designed to avoid draining available power too quickly; the protection capabilities of the Suit will become less efficient the less power there is.

Power supply / Armor rating table: >75%: Optimal protection (AC A5) >50% to 75%: AC A4 >25% to 50%: AC A3 >0% to 25%: AC A2 0%: Minimal protection (AC A1) ```

[11-Aug-18 03:31 PM] Twib#7809 "Well, Mom was an outworlder before she came back, right? And *we didn't have guns before she returned from Mazeworld.*" "We. We have guns now."

[11-Aug-18 03:32 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Huh. Wow.

[11-Aug-18 03:32 PM] Twib#7809 "I mean they're literally **all shotguns**, but yeah."

[11-Aug-18 03:32 PM] Tempest#5018 ```Page 4: Other features and capabilities of the Suit``` ```Besides an extremely high protection level, your Power Armor Suit also has all of these features:

? Vital monitoring system with voice recognition and digital voice engine, capable of responding to the operator’s commands. Monitors the operator’s health and physical condition, and vocally informs them of any condition requiring treatment or attention ? Inserts capable of accepting trauma plates intended for traditional body armor, in order to maximize upper body protection ? Fire-retardant coating ```

    • [Fireball]** Oh gods, the damn thing _talks?_

[11-Aug-18 03:33 PM] Twib#7809 "Tell me we can change the voice to be female." Page 5?

[11-Aug-18 03:33 PM] Tempest#5018 ```Page 5: Power Armor Helmet``` ```The Power Armor Helmet has its own power supply and can be worn separately. Although best intended for use with the Power Armor Suit, the Helmet comes with many features that allow it to be worn separately. 4 HITB batteries are sufficient to refill the Helmet’s power supplies completely.

Power supply / Armor rating table: >75%: Optimal protection (AC A5) >50% to 75%: AC A4 >25% to 50%: AC A3 >0% to 25%: AC A2 0%: Minimal protection (AC A1)

The protective technology included in the Suit is also included with the helmet, and will protect the operator’s head as effectively as the Suit protects the body, including the improved effectiveness against melee and explosive impacts, and the fire-retardant coating. ``` ```The Helmet, of course, comes with its own features, among the following: ? Extra ballistic protection, further reducing the risk of injury to the head from bullets and shrapnel ? Reinforced acry-glass visor with semi-transparent tinting, concealing the operator’s facial features without impeding his or her vision ? Sealable housing and breathing port complete with highly resilient, non-disposable, cleanable breathing filters, allowing the operator to be unimpeded by the effects of disruptive or noxious gases ? An onboard, independent microcomputer with augmented reality display over the operator’s visor, capable of displaying a Heads-Up Display (HUD), which monitors and informs the operator of his or her vital status with visual elements, the exact same way as the Suit, but with video elements instead of audio elements. o Wearing the Suit and Helmet at the same time allows for the use of either, or both of the audio and video HUD/health monitoring systems.

WARNING: Wearing the Power Armor Helmet will prevent the operator from using other kinds of head or face-mounted equipment, such as traditional gas masks or night-vision goggles. Although the Helmet comes with its own gas filters which do not require repair or replacement, the Mark I version of the Helmet is not yet fitted with night-vision equipment or software. Operators requiring the use of night-vision are advised to temporarily remove the helmet and use their traditional NVGs instead. ```

    • [Fireball]** Damn. I know a couple of mercs that this stuff would get them all erect and excited about.

[11-Aug-18 03:35 PM] Twib#7809 "I mean, I guess we could sell the information to someone, but..." So is there *anything* on the hard drive?

[11-Aug-18 03:37 PM] Tempest#5018 _The hard drive has a -staggering- capacity of 2 gigabytes, and it's almost filled to the brim with schematic files, specifications, documents that seem to only be readable with specific software, and so on, but the gist of it is that it's essentially all of the essential files required to **make** Power Armor technology._ _You have the option to **take** the hard drive with you as a key item, or to **leave it behind** or **destroy** it to ensure no-one else ever finds it. Either decision may or may not have consequences in the future._

[11-Aug-18 03:40 PM] Twib#7809 "...Welllll, I know an engineer in Elkins..." What's my inventory space? I'll be taking the helmet as well, if i can squeeze it in.

[11-Aug-18 03:41 PM] Tempest#5018 113.59 /150 on Backpack/Main

[11-Aug-18 03:41 PM] Twib#7809 Peeeeerrrrrfect. And the helmet goes in.

[11-Aug-18 03:42 PM] Tempest#5018 BP/Main: 127.59 /150 _You've added the Power Armor Helmet to your backpack - that's at least one relic to take with you._

[11-Aug-18 03:45 PM] Twib#7809 "Okay, so let's take the instruction manual and the hard drive, too, and we'll check out that bathroom before grabbing the rocket launcher and the Mp5 we left." "If the bathroom they're talking about doesn't work, then we'll fiddle with the water to try and burst the pipes, and worst comes to worst we might have enough C4 to blow our way out."

[11-Aug-18 03:47 PM] Tempest#5018 _There's a copy of the instruction manual on the hard drive already, no need to take the diskette._ _You took the hard drive, adding it to your key items._

[11-Aug-18 03:48 PM] Twib#7809 But having an actual physical diskette means I can put *my* things on it. Like nudes. I certainly haven't seen these for sale. Buuuuuuuut fine. "Alright, let's get going, Rie. We're done here."

[11-Aug-18 03:49 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Awesome. I'm right behind you, boss!

_Where to next?_ _Oh, just to confirm, you're taking the HITB batteries too right?_

[11-Aug-18 03:51 PM] Twib#7809 OHHHHH YEAH

[11-Aug-18 03:51 PM] Tempest#5018 Okay, in that case, BP/Main is at 131.59 /150

[11-Aug-18 03:51 PM] Twib#7809 So, back to the weapons cache to grab the MP5 the rocket launcher, and the ammo.

[11-Aug-18 03:51 PM] Tempest#5018 _One moment, determining the distance..._

[11-Aug-18 03:52 PM] Twib#7809 I might need to shove batteries elsewhere when we get there.

[11-Aug-18 03:52 PM] Tempest#5018 _You traveled a total of 21 rooms, crossing the entire research facility all the way back through the entrance lobby, then crossed the shop hub, re-entered the former weapon shop, and made it back to that shop's storage room._ < Stash - Shop 1 / Storage room > [Weapon] Class 1 - R1/Common - Bazalt RPG-18 Mukha light disposable rocket launcher | 64mm HEAT rocket (Self-contained) - Single shot - S | No accessory | Capacity: 1 | Weight: 9

[Weapon] Class 2 - R7/Unique - Custom MP5 submachine gun | 9x19mm Parabellum - Semi/Full - 8.9 in. - RS | AutoROF: 7 | Thread(3lug), Optic[n/a,HK-S], LRail-L[n/a], LRail-L[n/a], URail-L[M203PI] | MP5 9mm 30-round mag, +1 | Weight: 14 (9)

   Maze Customs: 9x19mm chambering, Semi/Full selector (SEF), Original receiver, Quad rails handguard, Retractable stock (A3)
   Ammunition: 29 +1 /30, 30x Standard FMJ
   Maintenance stats: Condition Fair / Cleanliness Lubricated
   M203PI underbarrel grenade launcher (Weight tier +1 on equipped weapon)
   > Ammunition: 1 /1, M381 HE grenade
   > Maintenance stats: Condition Fair / Cleanliness Lubricated

[Weapon accessory] Magazine: H&K MP5 9mm 30-round magazine. Size tier: Small ; Weight: 0.5+0.3 (0.8) - [30 /30, 30x 9x19mm, Standard FMJ] [Weapon accessory] Magazine: H&K MP5 9mm 30-round magazine. Size tier: Small ; Weight: 0.5+0.3 (0.8) - [30 /30, 30x 9x19mm, Standard FMJ] [Weapon accessory] Magazine: H&K MP5 9mm 30-round magazine. Size tier: Small ; Weight: 0.5+0.3 (0.8) - [30 /30, 30x 9x19mm, Standard FMJ] [Weapon accessory] Magazine: H&K MP5 9mm 30-round magazine. Size tier: Small ; Weight: 0.5+0.3 (0.8) - [30 /30, 30x 9x19mm, Standard FMJ] [Weapon accessory] Magazine: H&K MP5 9mm 30-round magazine. Size tier: Small ; Weight: 0.5+0.3 (0.8) - [30 /30, 30x 9x19mm, Standard FMJ] [Weapon accessory] Magazine: H&K MP5 9mm 30-round magazine. Size tier: Small ; Weight: 0.5+0.3 (0.8) - [30 /30, 30x 9x19mm, Standard FMJ]

[Ammunition] 40mm NATO, M381 HE, 6 rounds - Weight: 6 (1 per round) _Reminder of the loot there._

[11-Aug-18 03:53 PM] Twib#7809 "Okay. This is gonna suck."

[11-Aug-18 03:53 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** You know what? I could use that gun.
    • [Fireball]** I'll ditch the old submachine gun I had for that cool-ass MP5 instead. Deal?

[11-Aug-18 03:54 PM] Twib#7809 "No deal, that's my submachine gun you're carrying, kitty mine. There's a way to make this work."

[11-Aug-18 03:55 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** I could... ditch the crowbar?
    • [Fireball]** Imean it's just a crowbar, right?

[11-Aug-18 03:56 PM] Twib#7809 "We never *did* end up using the thing. Yeah, ditch the crowbar. I can grab the rocket launcher and the ammo, then."

[11-Aug-18 03:56 PM] Tempest#5018 _Uno momento._ _Rie immediately ditches the crowbar in favor of the MP5. She can spend a turn to grab all six magazines and add them to her vest, as well, if you would like._ _Let her take the mags?_

[11-Aug-18 04:00 PM] Twib#7809 Yes.

[11-Aug-18 04:00 PM] Tempest#5018 _One sec._ _Rie has equipped the custom MP5 and has added all six magazines for it into her Vest/Ammo 1._ _This leaves the single shot rocket launcher, and the 6 grenades for grenade launchers... and the crowbar._ _Fireball admires her new acquisition with a big fangy grin._

    • [Fireball]** I really gotta learn how to use the grenade launcher, this sounds like FUN!

[11-Aug-18 04:09 PM] Twib#7809 Then I'll grab the rocket launcher and the grenade rounds.

[11-Aug-18 04:09 PM] Tempest#5018 _You have juuuust enough space to bag both of them._ _That OK?_

[11-Aug-18 04:10 PM] Twib#7809 Yup! Everything else is just food, so it should be fine to come back for it later.

[11-Aug-18 04:11 PM] Tempest#5018 BP/Main: 146.59 /150 _Despite the very visible signs of fatigue, Rie seems in a good mood._

[11-Aug-18 04:13 PM] Twib#7809 "Alright, now let's see about the bathroom exit. We can rest at Intersection 1 - it was, what, a two hour walk?" "Not quite the Raven City hotel, but it's something."

[11-Aug-18 04:13 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Oh man, we still gotta do that trip back, too...
    • [Fireball]** Well, won't be the first time I've gone through some suck in my life... Alright, let's go...

[11-Aug-18 04:14 PM] Twib#7809 "How many timrs have you had a succ?" To the A2 bathrooms, I believe. The ones the corpses in front of the Power Armor talked abou - hmmmmm. Wait, let me take a pause in the labs.

[11-Aug-18 04:15 PM] Tempest#5018 _In which lab do you want to take a break?_

[11-Aug-18 04:15 PM] Twib#7809 I'm going to reactivate as many of the lockdowns as possible before we leave. Juuuuust in case.

[11-Aug-18 04:16 PM] Tempest#5018 _The programs will all ask you for passwords to reactivate them._ _The kind that you can't minigame your way through._

[11-Aug-18 04:16 PM] Twib#7809 RIP. I really need to hire a mercenary who's willing to take augs. Okay, let's just go to the bathrooms then. Fingers crossed... Oh. Ohhhj nom I'm going to need to turn on the water to get out this way aren't I.

[11-Aug-18 04:21 PM] Tempest#5018 _You travel again for a while; 23 rooms, in order to reach..._

[Menezdu Research Facility - Northeastern Lab Area - NE toilets (A12)]

_Inside, you notice that the entirety of the urinals in this room are missing. In fact, the whole WALL supposed to carry the urinals is missing. Large black scorch marks on the remaining walls, the floor and the ceiling support the theory that it was simply blown open. Through the hole, an old tunnel, It seems to be fairly long, and traveling through it may take some time._

[11-Aug-18 04:22 PM] Twib#7809 "Wait, hold up, how did we miss this the first time?"

[11-Aug-18 04:23 PM] Tempest#5018 _You never actually entered this room until now._

[11-Aug-18 04:23 PM] Twib#7809 "Okay, different toilets. Got it." "Well - let's get the hell outta here."

[11-Aug-18 04:23 PM] Tempest#5018 _Confirm you're going through the tunnel?_

[11-Aug-18 04:24 PM] Twib#7809 Yup. Got the helmet, the great stadh of weapons, the hard drive. "So. I know an engineer in Elkins who might be able to figure this out. Alternatively, we can go to Lance Chaosclaw. We could entice him with, like, aug-power armor interconnectivity, maybe."

[11-Aug-18 04:25 PM] Tempest#5018 _You and your ally spend 24 turns and 2 hours going through the tunnels, which are part haphazard cuts into the rock with explosives, part ancient, outdated maintenance tunnels._

    • [Fireball]** Who's that guy in Elkins? Just curious.

[11-Aug-18 04:27 PM] Twib#7809 "She's the local Engineer, and a friend of mine. I took her boyfriend's virginity and hooked them up together."

[11-Aug-18 04:27 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Hot. But do you think she can help you with that stuff? Sounds like it's beyond the reach of a workshop monkey.

[11-Aug-18 04:28 PM] Twib#7809 "If all the files are in here to make Power Armor, we don't necessarily need a scientist, right? All the theory work's been done - we just need someone with the tech access to make it." "But you're not wrong. Diana's just my only real idea. If you have any suggestions, I'm all ears."

[11-Aug-18 04:29 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Like I said, I don't really know anyone, I'm just a merc, boss.

[11-Aug-18 04:31 PM] Twib#7809 "The other option besides Diana, and maaaybe Lance... is to go straight to the heart of Military power in Alba Radium or Station Delta, and just fuckin' gamble that scientist Breen's military brother left enough descendents to have someone also join the Science teams." "And while you and I are hot, Rie, we are not *that* hot."

[11-Aug-18 04:31 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** After nearly 500 years? I doubt the family line still exists.

[11-Aug-18 04:32 PM] Twib#7809 "I'll probably do it on my own time, anyways. It's the due given to the dead."

[11-Aug-18 04:32 PM] Tempest#5018 [Tunnel section]

_After a long while, you reach a wider tunnel section, where you see the remnants of a sad scene. Five skeletons, old, destroyed remains of bags, which still contain **items**, and a big metallic wall in the back. All of the skeletons have the back of their skulls broken or blown open - a psionic test subject presumably followed them and prevented them from making any progress._

_You should look around._

[11-Aug-18 04:33 PM] Twib#7809 "And, what, you can't track your lineage that far?" "Also, god damn it this was 2 hours for a dead end?" What are the items?

[11-Aug-18 04:33 PM] Tempest#5018 _You see the destroyed remains of a detonator on the floor, next to the torn bags, which contain..._

[Weapon] Class 4 - R5/Rare - Large C4 charge - Command detonation explosive (500 grams). Requires a detonator to be set off. Weight: 3/item - [Quantity: 4] _Upon closer inspection, the metal wall isn't actually a wall._ _It's actually a big pipe. There are scorch marks, and dents and depressions from past attempts at breaking it open, but whatever happened here, the people that are now skeletons on the ground failed to make any progress._

[11-Aug-18 04:34 PM] Twib#7809 "...Well here's the water pipe."

[11-Aug-18 04:34 PM] Tempest#5018 _The metal pipe can be destroyed with explosives. It has 12 hit points, and each Large C4 charge can take away three._

[11-Aug-18 04:37 PM] Twib#7809 "God damn it, I really wanted to save these. Okay, so..." How much HP does a mini-C4 do?

[11-Aug-18 04:37 PM] Tempest#5018 _One mini C4 charge will take away half a hit point._ _And one small C4 charge will take away one._

[11-Aug-18 04:38 PM] Twib#7809 Thaaat's what I thought. And I only have 4 minis, so no point there. Ugh. "Rie, help me set this C4 up." I AM SUDDENLY VERY GLAD I NEVER TURNED ON THE WATER BECAUSE IF WATER WAS FLOWING WD'D INSTANTLY DROWN.

[11-Aug-18 04:39 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Have you seen those markings?

_Rie points to markings at the very top of the "wall", which is an arrow pointing to the left saying "BIG TANK"._ _This pipe is supposed to be connected to the town's water reserves._ _It might have been one of the major "arteries" of water for the whole town._ _Most importantly, this means that it connects all the way back to the water processing facility._ _You will need 2 turns to set up the 3 charges. On the first turn, both you and Rie plant a charge. On the second, you plant the last one. Rie takes the opportunity to light herself a cigarette._

[11-Aug-18 04:42 PM] Twib#7809 "...Fuck. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck."

[11-Aug-18 04:42 PM] Tempest#5018 /r 1d6+2

[11-Aug-18 04:42 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `1d6+2` = (4)+2 = 6

[11-Aug-18 04:42 PM] Twib#7809 "Do we need to go back all the way just to make sure we don't drown ourselves?"

[11-Aug-18 04:43 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** What for? We never turned the water back on.
    • [Fireball]** It's gotta be dry as a bone in there.

[11-Aug-18 04:44 PM] Twib#7809 "Because this is connected to the water tank, right? So we don't actually know if the tank is full or empty. And if it's full and water is in this pipe, we're fucked." "Alright, let's try detonating only two of the C4 first. If there are cracks shooting out water, we don't detonate the other two, and I run bwck and fiddle with the water."

[11-Aug-18 04:45 PM] Tempest#5018 _Rie doesn't look good._

[11-Aug-18 04:45 PM] Twib#7809 "If it'a dry as a bone then we just blow up the other two and get out of here." "Do you need a nap? Because there's still that sofa and I have sleeping aids." Once Rie and I are out of the way, let's blow up only 2 of the large C4.

[11-Aug-18 04:47 PM] Tempest#5018 _Rie is trembling from stress and fatigue._ _She has dark bags under her eyes and visibly shakes, and cannot stop herself from shaking._

[11-Aug-18 04:48 PM] Twib#7809 "Justa little longer and we'll conk out for days, kitten mine. Hang on just a little longer."

[11-Aug-18 04:49 PM] Tempest#5018 _3 charges to detonate. However, since they've all been planted and primed to your detonator, they will all detonate at the same time._ _Ready to press the detonator?_

[11-Aug-18 04:51 PM] Twib#7809 That'll be 9 HP and I have one more large C4 to take it to 0, right? Since I have 4 large and set up 3. If that is the case, yes I will detonate 3.

[11-Aug-18 04:52 PM] Tempest#5018 _You planted 3 out of the four available, yeah._ (( Oops, nevermind.

[11-Aug-18 04:52 PM] Twib#7809 ( [Weapon] Class 4 - R5/Rare - Large C4 charge - Command detonation explosive (500 grams). Requires a detonator to be set off. Weight: 3/item - [Quantity: 4]) oh okay.

[11-Aug-18 04:52 PM] Tempest#5018 (( Yes I realized now

[11-Aug-18 04:52 PM] Twib#7809 Then yes, let me detonate.

[11-Aug-18 04:52 PM] Tempest#5018 _Click. **K-K-KWHAMMMM.**_ _The charges bend the pipe even more, cracking it in places and putting it very close to breaking point._ _It still has 3 hit points to go. When the dust settles, you don't see or hear any signs of water flowing at all._

[11-Aug-18 04:53 PM] Twib#7809 Oh thank FUCK. One more large C4 to plant and explode!

[11-Aug-18 04:54 PM] Tempest#5018 _Fireball immediately slings another cigarette while you plant the last charge. She's smoking two at the same time!_ /r 1d6+2

[11-Aug-18 04:54 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `1d6+2` = (3)+2 = 5

[11-Aug-18 04:55 PM] Twib#7809 "Gee, Rie, why does your mom let you suck on two phallic symbols?"

[11-Aug-18 04:55 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** I did 10 at the same time once!

[11-Aug-18 04:56 PM] Twib#7809 "... Like smokes or like cocks." "And all in your mouth? At the same time?"

[11-Aug-18 04:58 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Well yeah, I'm not gonna smoke 'em with my butt.

[11-Aug-18 04:59 PM] Twib#7809 "Okayx so smokes. Not penises."

[11-Aug-18 05:00 PM] Twib#7809 BOOM

[11-Aug-18 05:03 PM] Tempest#5018

    • WHAMMM.**

_The final charge blows a huge hole into the side of the pipe, punching it inwards and ripping a chunk of metal out and into the pipe. Which you can confirm has no water inside of it. It's indeed dry and it looks like it has been for a while. The blast seems to reverberate and cause the walls around you to tremble for a while, but it eventually settles down, just in time for Rie to let out a "WHOOO"._

[11-Aug-18 05:07 PM] Twib#7809 "LET'S GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!"

[11-Aug-18 05:09 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Hey, hey Reina?

[11-Aug-18 05:09 PM] Twib#7809 "Yeah?"

[11-Aug-18 05:09 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Do you have anything else for me? I'm not feeling great... I feel like I'm gonna drop soon.

[11-Aug-18 05:11 PM] Twib#7809 "Like, what? Cigs?" "I have a coffee, a cola, and two lemonades left. Need the caffeine?" "Well, don't think the lemonade is caffeinated."

[11-Aug-18 05:12 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Anything for stress? Cause I feel like my heart rate shouldn't be this high...

[11-Aug-18 05:13 PM] Twib#7809 "Lorazepam. I kept saying you needed to sleep." "Come on, let me dose you and I'll piggyback you." One turn to drop the bag, one turn to knock her out?

[11-Aug-18 05:20 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Alright, knock me out, doc, but don't go anywhere without me, okay? I don't exactly want you to drag me down a tube without me knowing what's on the other end of it.
    • [Fireball]** ... wow, that sounded.. very uh... Just don't drag me down that tube.

_You spent a turn to drop the bag. Confirm you're gonna inject Rie with L-pam?_

[11-Aug-18 05:23 PM] Twib#7809 Yuuuuuuup. "With any luck you'll wake up in a nice bed and me betweem your legs."

[11-Aug-18 05:25 PM] Tempest#5018 /r 6d5

[11-Aug-18 05:25 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `6d5` = (3+3+4+4+3+3) = 20

[11-Aug-18 05:25 PM] Tempest#5018 _One moment..._ _Rie drops asleep, letting the two half-smoked cigarettes roll off of her lips and on the ground. She -immediately- begins snoring, looking ever more exhausted than before. She will remain asleep for 20 turns. The Fatigue she will heal during this time is however much lower than what the Lorazepam inflicted on her._

[11-Aug-18 05:29 PM] Twib#7809 Alright. And to clarify, she didn't want me dragging her, but carrying her is finr, right?

[11-Aug-18 05:29 PM] Tempest#5018 _She didn't want you to move her from the room, that's what she implied._

[11-Aug-18 05:29 PM] Twib#7809 Or is this a case where I cannot carry her while she's holding on to her LBE. Ughhhhh fine. I'll pop my head into the pipe, at least. Anything I can see?

[11-Aug-18 05:30 PM] Tempest#5018 _Nothing much. The path to the right is blocked off with metal grating. But on the left, it seems clear enough, a seemingly endless section of pipe. It looks like it's gonna take a while to get to the end._ _Of course, if you absolutely WANT to, you CAN drag Rie's butt all the way with you - I won't actually mind._

[11-Aug-18 05:34 PM] Twib#7809 I don't mind. Let's wait 20 turns.

[11-Aug-18 05:35 PM] Tempest#5018 _Without going down the tube? OK._ _You only need to wait 19 turns really; if you'd rather wait 19, tell me_

[11-Aug-18 05:37 PM] Twib#7809 19 it is .

[11-Aug-18 05:37 PM] Tempest#5018 _You wait for 19 turns, and a total of 1 hour 54 minutes..._

[11-Aug-18 05:40 PM] Twib#7809 "Rise and shine, Rie. If you black out from exhaustion I'm just going to carry you the rest of the way."

[11-Aug-18 05:43 PM] Tempest#5018 _10:17 AM._

_You, too, are starting to be very tired._ [Fatigue: 72.9% - Fatigued] Fatigued effects: > Agility -2 > Accelerated hunger (now -9 ntri per turn) > Accelerated thirst (now -4 wtr per turn) > FT +1

_Rie finally wakes up, and she doesn't look good at all._ _She wakes up trembling even more, sweaty, her eyes bleary and unfocused._

    • [Fireball]** _<Bleary, slurred speech>_ Wh... WHAH? Fuck, what?? Whah? Why are the walls meat? The walls are meat! Are we still inside of the big fugoff stomach? The city ate us!

_It looks like she's hallucinating._

    • [Fireball]** REINA! Reina, oh fug, Reina, blease you gotta helb me, I feel terrible, it's not a dream, is it? Tell me that it's a dream! The walls are meat, and ohgod you blew open the vein, you want me to get into that vein i don't wanna get into that vein blease oh gods.

_Guess who failed her addiction check again?_ _Now she's got nicotine withdrawal AND benzo withdrawal._

    • [Fireball]** Why am I hungry? I shouldn't be hungry!

[11-Aug-18 05:46 PM] Twib#7809 "Shhhh, shhh shhhh shhh. Rie, you are dreaming. Close your eyes and when you wake up this'll be over soon." I'll dose her with a second Lorazepam while her eyes are closed.

[11-Aug-18 05:49 PM] Tempest#5018 _You spent another turn to inject her with another dose of withdrawal, but it seems to have no effect. It's not putting her back to sleep, but it's worsening her exhaustion even more._ _It appears she is under the effects of forced wakefulness. She CAN'T close her eyes. And she WON'T fall asleep._

    • [Fireball]** Reina please you gotta get us out of here I don't wanna die in the great big stomach of the great big ugly city and the computers and the skeletons it's cold here oh fug shit why do I feel so awful

[11-Aug-18 05:50 PM] Twib#7809 Looovely. "Okay, Rie. okay. Just hold my hand and we'll get through this."

[11-Aug-18 05:51 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Ogay... Okay..

[11-Aug-18 05:52 PM] Twib#7809 "We're not going through a vein. We are going through a dry metal pipe. We are going to a hotel where there will be a bed and food."

[11-Aug-18 05:52 PM] Tempest#5018 _She wobbles a little bit, but appears to still be able to stand up and walk. So there is that at least._

    • [Fireball]** Ogay... Food... Bed. Rest. Lots of rest.

_She's in a terrible state and it's affecting her psyche in all kinds of fucked ways. Morale is low._

[11-Aug-18 05:54 PM] Twib#7809 "I am going to put on a special armlet for your protection, okay? It's been blessed by all the Devils in Hell and'll mark you as mine. That way, no one will bother you." As long as I keep Rie focused on me and nothing else, I can rein her in. This isn't Reina's first rodeo with a psycho. And while Rie's focused on Reina, the handcuffs will go on.

[11-Aug-18 06:06 PM] Tempest#5018 Reina, toss me a 6d5 please

[11-Aug-18 06:07 PM] Twib#7809 /r 6d5

[11-Aug-18 06:07 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Twib#7809: `6d5` = (2+1+2+2+3+4) = 14

[11-Aug-18 06:07 PM] Twib#7809 Fuck off.

[11-Aug-18 06:07 PM] Tempest#5018 _The lorazepam kicks in, and Rie drops back asleep - her benzo withdrawal sated for now._ _No need to handcuff her for now._ _Do you still want her handcuffed?_

[11-Aug-18 06:10 PM] Twib#7809 FUCK YES I DO

[11-Aug-18 06:11 PM] Tempest#5018 _You spent a turn and automatically succeeded because your target is asleep._ _Rie is now restrained._

[11-Aug-18 06:11 PM] Twib#7809 Great. Let's GO GO GO I HAVE A HUNDRED TURNS TO DEAL WITH THIS

[11-Aug-18 06:12 PM] Tempest#5018 _Start going down the tube?_

[11-Aug-18 06:12 PM] Twib#7809 Yup.

[11-Aug-18 06:13 PM] Tempest#5018 _You travel down that tube for 18 turns, spending 90 more minutes... with handcuffed, sleeping Rie in tow, whom you drag with you._

[11-Aug-18 06:14 PM] Twib#7809 Bridal carry. Please pop me out at the Town Gate for the love of god.

[11-Aug-18 06:17 PM] Tempest#5018 _While traveling down the pipe, you heard a muffled CRACK sound, followed by more trembling. By now you know that's the sound of a cave-in. The pipe has collapsed behind you.._

[11-Aug-18 06:18 PM] Twib#7809 "FUCK."

[11-Aug-18 06:19 PM] Tempest#5018 _11:47 AM. After having gone the long pipe, and through destroyed sections of the UA water recyling facility, you arrive at another obsolete maintenance tunnel section, which seems to end, abruptly. However, cracks and small holes can be seen on one of the walls, through which flickering light filters out and radiates. It seems to lead to the toilets, west of the town gate!_ _You think this wall can be destroyed. You think you might not even need any explosives._ _But you have a far more pressing problem right now... Rie woke up... and she's feeling even worse than before._

[11-Aug-18 06:20 PM] Twib#7809 I better fucking not - AH FUCK I LEFT THE CROWBAR BEHIND

[11-Aug-18 06:20 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Hnrh... What the fug... what the FUCK

[11-Aug-18 06:20 PM] Twib#7809 "Welcome back Rie. I'm getting you to a hospital./

[11-Aug-18 06:20 PM] Tempest#5018 _Fireball SNARLS and rolls off of your arms, and she looks like she's about to draw a weapon, when she HURTS herself twisting her arm in the process - realizing too late that she's handcuffed._

    • [Fireball]** I'm gonna KILL YOU you motherfucking BASTARD I'm going to DIE because of you _<snarl>_

_Despite the threats, she's unable to fight you._


[11-Aug-18 06:21 PM] Twib#7809 Great. I'm going to kick at the wall while Rie curses helplessly.

[11-Aug-18 06:22 PM] Tempest#5018 _The wall can be attacked like a container with any of your weapons._

[11-Aug-18 06:22 PM] Twib#7809 Can I assume that she got Forced Wakefulness again because she's above 100% and not blacking out?

[11-Aug-18 06:22 PM] Tempest#5018 _It has 250 HP and LDV-1._

[11-Aug-18 06:22 PM] Twib#7809 >250 HP jesus fuck okay Drop the bag, grab the rocket launcher, fire. Can I assume that I don't need to roll for this

[11-Aug-18 06:23 PM] Tempest#5018 _You spent a turn to drop the backpack. Rie uselessly thrashes on the floor like an overly angry cat._

[11-Aug-18 06:23 PM] Twib#7809 Because if you're telling me I can miss a wall I swear to god.

[11-Aug-18 06:23 PM] Tempest#5018 _Like with combat against containers, none of this requires rolling._

[11-Aug-18 06:23 PM] Twib#7809 Great. RICKET LAUNCHER GO

[11-Aug-18 06:24 PM] Tempest#5018 _You deploy the Mukha, and fire at the wall with it..._ /r 1d8+20d6

[11-Aug-18 06:26 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `1d8+20d6` = (7)+(6+1+3+6+5+4+1+4+5+2+6+1+3+1+4+4+5+6+1+1) = 76

[11-Aug-18 06:26 PM] Tempest#5018 _You dealt 75 damage to the wall with this rocket._

[11-Aug-18 06:26 PM] Twib#7809 Actually fuck off.

[11-Aug-18 06:26 PM] Tempest#5018 175 /250

[11-Aug-18 06:27 PM] Twib#7809 If I'm firing Flechette can I assume all 20 flechette will hit? Since I'm literally just firing at a wall.

[11-Aug-18 06:28 PM] Tempest#5018 Sure. All multiproj weapons and all shrapnel weapons work at max efficiency against this wall.

[11-Aug-18 06:28 PM] Twib#7809 Also what's the LDV values for mini c4, and the grenades for the mP5? WELL ALRIGHT THEN

[11-Aug-18 06:31 PM] Tempest#5018 By the by

[11-Aug-18 06:31 PM] Twib#7809 Pull out the Kel-tec 25. How many shells can I load in a turn?

[11-Aug-18 06:31 PM] Tempest#5018 before I forget +2 SP in Healing for using two syringes earlier Healing Skill: 8 SP, still Unskilled

[11-Aug-18 06:32 PM] Twib#7809 And also, it is a pump action so I can load and fire at the same time, yes?

[11-Aug-18 06:33 PM] Tempest#5018 The KSG-25 allows you to load up to 3 shells per turn, but: - You currently have 19 shells of FMJ slugs (12, 6, +1) loaded in it - Yes, it is a pump-action, yes you can load and fire in the same turn, but it's at the following rates: Reload 1, shoot 3 OR, Reload 2, shoot 1.

[11-Aug-18 06:35 PM] Twib#7809 Okay. And the KSG-12 is loaded with rubber ammo in both tubes, yes?

[11-Aug-18 06:35 PM] Tempest#5018 Loaded to full with R-Buck. (7, 7, +1).

[11-Aug-18 06:37 PM] Twib#7809 Great. Shoot 5 from the 6 Tube on the KSG-25.

[11-Aug-18 06:38 PM] Tempest#5018 /r repeat (1d8+6-1, 5, brief)

[11-Aug-18 06:38 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `repeat (1d8+6-1, 5, brief)` = 11, 9, 6, 9, 12

[11-Aug-18 06:38 PM] Tempest#5018 _You dealt 47 damage to the wall._ 128 /250

[11-Aug-18 06:38 PM] Twib#7809 Reload 1 Flechette into the tube, shoot 3.

[11-Aug-18 06:40 PM] Tempest#5018 This will result in shooting 2 F-Slugs and 1 Flechette, is that OK?

[11-Aug-18 06:40 PM] Twib#7809 Yes.

[11-Aug-18 06:40 PM] Tempest#5018 _You load 1 flechette into your KSG-25 's right tube - leaving 100 flechette shells in your backpack..._ _...then you aim it and fire three times._ /r repeat (1d8+2-1, 2, brief)

[11-Aug-18 06:41 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `repeat (1d8+2-1, 2, brief)` = 3, 4

[11-Aug-18 06:41 PM] Tempest#5018 /r repeat (1d8+1-1, 20, brief)

[11-Aug-18 06:41 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `repeat (1d8+1-1, 20, brief)` = 6, 4, 3, 7, 4, 5, 2, 2, 4, 5, 1, 4, 2, 8, 1, 6, 7, 5, 6, 1

[11-Aug-18 06:41 PM] Tempest#5018 /r 3+4+6+4+3+7+4+5+2+2+4+5+1+4+2+8+1+6+7+5+6+1

[11-Aug-18 06:41 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `3+4+6+4+3+7+4+5+2+2+4+5+1+4+2+8+1+6+7+5+6+1` = 3+4+6+4+3+7+4+5+2+2+4+5+1+4+2+8+1+6+7+5+6+1 = 90

[11-Aug-18 06:41 PM] Tempest#5018 ... allowing you to deal 90 damage to this wall. 38 /250

[11-Aug-18 06:42 PM] Twib#7809 FLECHETTE BABY.

[11-Aug-18 06:42 PM] Tempest#5018 _Rie makes incoherent angry noises at you._

[11-Aug-18 06:42 PM] Twib#7809 Reload 2 Flechette Fire 1.

[11-Aug-18 06:43 PM] Tempest#5018 /r repeat (1d8+1-1, 20, brief)

[11-Aug-18 06:43 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `repeat (1d8+1-1, 20, brief)` = 7, 2, 1, 2, 7, 8, 1, 8, 5, 2, 3, 6, 2, 7, 3, 8, 6, 6, 1, 5

[11-Aug-18 06:43 PM] Tempest#5018 /r 7+2+1+2+7+8+1+8+5+2+3+6+2+7+3+8+6+6+1+5

[11-Aug-18 06:43 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `7+2+1+2+7+8+1+8+5+2+3+6+2+7+3+8+6+6+1+5` = 7+2+1+2+7+8+1+8+5+2+3+6+2+7+3+8+6+6+1+5 = 90

[11-Aug-18 06:43 PM] Tempest#5018 _BLAM._ _The wall falls apart enough to create a hole you can pass through!_

[11-Aug-18 06:44 PM] Twib#7809 So to confirm, I have grenades in my belt yes?

[11-Aug-18 06:44 PM] Tempest#5018 One M67 and one chlorine bomb in Vest/main. 3 M67s and one M26 in Belt/main.

[11-Aug-18 06:45 PM] Twib#7809 Perrrfect. Grabbing Rie, grabbing my bag, and let's fucking go.

[11-Aug-18 06:46 PM] Tempest#5018 _You move one room east..._

[Roazon - Town entrance - Toilets]

_...and you're back here, into the toilets near the town gate!_


[11-Aug-18 06:48 PM] Tempest#5018 [Roazon - Town entrance - Town Gate]

_You're now on the other side of the caved-in room... And as soon as you enter, more trembling and rumbling occurs. You hear - and watch the ceiling of the toilets collapse completely, completely blocking access to it. More distant rumbling and crashing is heard, those are more distant, alluding to more rooms caving in completely deeper into the town._ _More importantly, you made it out. The door south to the Gap corridor is yours to take._ Objective 1 completed. Sidequest S3-2: Questionable Ethics

    • Complete!**

[11-Aug-18 06:49 PM] Twib#7809 GREAT. Let's Skip Town to Intersection 1 and aee if the Gods will allow Rie to live.

[11-Aug-18 06:49 PM] Tempest#5018 _First, afew things..._

[11-Aug-18 06:49 PM] Twib#7809 Er, Skip Travel. But also Skip Town. Because ahhhh - oh okay.

[11-Aug-18 06:50 PM] Tempest#5018

    • World Event ES3-2** is now active.

Roazon is _permanently buried_ under rubble. You cannot return anymore. Anything that was left inside is now lost permanently.

[11-Aug-18 06:51 PM] Twib#7809 Fuck it.

[11-Aug-18 06:51 PM] Tempest#5018 _You move one room south to the gap corridor to drag Rie into. Do you want to check her up before going into the UA?_

[11-Aug-18 06:52 PM] Twib#7809 Yes please. And check up on me. The last thing I need is to pass out from exhaustion and have Rie dead when I wake up.

[11-Aug-18 06:52 PM] Tempest#5018 _She looks hungry, extremely exhausted, over-stressed, and she is trembling from rage and fatigue. _ _You sincerely doubt she'll survive if she stays that way too long._

[11-Aug-18 06:54 PM] Twib#7809 Okay. What's she going to die from first? How stressed is 'Overstressed'?

[11-Aug-18 06:54 PM] Tempest#5018 Nutrition: 1408 ntri - OK Hydration: 810 wtr - Hydrated Fatigue: 78.5% - Fatigued Stress: 7.3% - Moderate

Moderate stress level: Stress tolerance, Agi +1, IS tier -1, Fatigue +0.1% per turn Fatigued: Agi -2, Nutrition -9 ntri/turn, Hydration -4 wtr/turn, FT +1

You effectively: > Burn 10 ntri per turn > Burn 5 wtr per turn

FT is currently 7 (6 +1) Agility is currently -1 (0 +1 -2) _That's your stats_ "Over-stressed" means Stress is between 50% and 74.9%.

[11-Aug-18 06:55 PM] Twib#7809 Am I allowed to roll for how many rooms we pass through Skip Travel before committing?

[11-Aug-18 06:56 PM] Tempest#5018 Sure, if you want to make that check yourself. But first I'll answer your previous question; what is she at risk of dying from. The most immediate risk right now is the effect of Exhausted Systems. She is at 45 points, meaning her PBT has been reduced by 45% and it is now sitting at 55%. Rie has a hard limit of 55 turns to live before finding SOMETHING to reduce her Fatigue. If it's not dropped under 100%, she will die.

[11-Aug-18 06:57 PM] Twib#7809 Am I allowed to know her current Fatigue?

[11-Aug-18 06:58 PM] Tempest#5018 The concerning thing is that her fatigue level is far beyond 100%, it's currently sitting at 124.6% and it's rising at +0.5% per turn, because of the combination of fatigue increasing effects. Another dangerous state is her nutrition it's 366 ntri, making her Hungry (which is one of the +0.1% fatigue per turn effects) And she's also burning at a rate of 10 ntri per turn So she has 37 turns of nutrition to live on - after that she'll start starving. And that's gonna burn more fatigue.

[11-Aug-18 07:00 PM] Tempest#5018 Not to mention she's gonna lose 1 chest HP per turn from self-deterioration until nutrition is above 0 again or until death ensues. Long story short she's dying of multiple different things.

[11-Aug-18 07:00 PM] Twib#7809 Okay. What are her fatigue increasing decondary effects?

[11-Aug-18 07:01 PM] Tempest#5018 Hungry (Fatigue +0.1%/turn) Nicotine withdrawal (Fatigue +0.1%/turn) Over-stressed (Fatigue +0.2%/turn) + the natural fatigue rate of 0.1 per turn, means a total of +0.5. Fixing fatigue and stress by any means necessary is what she needs right now.

[11-Aug-18 07:01 PM] Twib#7809 Fucking christ. How much does sleeping recover per turn?

[11-Aug-18 07:02 PM] Tempest#5018 -0.4% per turn it also shuts down nutrition and hydration burning finding a bed would go a long way

[11-Aug-18 07:02 PM] Twib#7809 Does Suppressed Hunger remove Hunger based secondary effecys

[11-Aug-18 07:02 PM] Tempest#5018 Yes, suppressed takes precedence over accelerated. both for hunger and thirst sleeping also turns on negated natural fatigue so that -0.4% is actually -0.4% and not -0.3%

[11-Aug-18 07:03 PM] Twib#7809 No, I mean, does suppressed stop the 0.1% increase of fatigue While Rie is up and about.

[11-Aug-18 07:03 PM] Tempest#5018 if she's under the effects of Suppressed Hunger, her nutrition levels are still low. so no, that's still extra fatigue. she still needs to eat.

[11-Aug-18 07:03 PM] Twib#7809 Okay. What do I roll for Skip Travel rooms?

[11-Aug-18 07:04 PM] Tempest#5018 Since you're going to Intersection 01 (the only possible destination)...

[11-Aug-18 07:05 PM] Twib#7809 This is not me committing, just seeing if I'll need to gamble with Fast travel.

[11-Aug-18 07:05 PM] Tempest#5018 You'll need to toss me a 1d21+9, then multiply the results by 0.8 If you're going on the Fast route, you multiply further by 0.75

[11-Aug-18 07:05 PM] Twib#7809 Come on dice be nice to me.

[11-Aug-18 07:06 PM] Tempest#5018 You wanna make the check?

[11-Aug-18 07:06 PM] Twib#7809 /r 1d21+9

[11-Aug-18 07:06 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Twib#7809: `1d21+9` = (10)+9 = 19

[11-Aug-18 07:06 PM] Tempest#5018 /r 19*0.8

[11-Aug-18 07:06 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `19*0.8` = 19\*0.8 = 15.200000000000001

[11-Aug-18 07:06 PM] Tempest#5018 15 rooms if you skip

[11-Aug-18 07:06 PM] Twib#7809 Okay, 15 rooms.

[11-Aug-18 07:06 PM] Tempest#5018 /r 19*0.8*0.75

[11-Aug-18 07:06 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `19*0.8*0.75` = 19\*0.8\*0.75 = 11.4

[11-Aug-18 07:06 PM] Tempest#5018 11 if you go on the Fast route

[11-Aug-18 07:06 PM] Twib#7809 That's totally fine for gauranteed safety to Intersection 1.

[11-Aug-18 07:06 PM] Tempest#5018 You will land on North Street 3. You still have to make it to the rest stop. And then to a bed. But that SHOULD be fine.

[11-Aug-18 07:07 PM] Twib#7809 Okay. I have one military ration.

[11-Aug-18 07:07 PM] Tempest#5018 Alright, do we skip travel now? 15 rooms and 1 hour 15 minutes will pass.

[11-Aug-18 07:07 PM] Twib#7809 No. I need to see if she should eat first or later.

[11-Aug-18 07:08 PM] Tempest#5018 Note that if she burns all of her nutrition you still have SOME time - she'll start burning Chest HP, of which she has 27. You can "coast" a little bit using that, and deal with healing her later.

[11-Aug-18 07:08 PM] Twib#7809 True. And the hard limit's a hard limit.

[11-Aug-18 07:08 PM] Tempest#5018 The hard limit is 55 turns. It's doable. I'm fairly certain.

[11-Aug-18 07:08 PM] Twib#7809 The problem is that *she can still die in her sleep* if it's not fast enough. But I'm number crunching for options I know I won't take. So let's skip 15 turns and get to Intersection 1. If there's no med shop or coffee Rie's gonna need to make it to a proper town.

[11-Aug-18 07:10 PM] Tempest#5018 All intersections always have a takeout stand. You're gonna have to hope the one in I-01 has coffee for sale. Feed her as much as possible of it and then put her to sleep. If not coffee, anything that can kill SOME level of fatigue.

[11-Aug-18 07:11 PM] Twib#7809 I'm hoping for a restraunt because that is infinite coffee and then I can immediately knock her out with lorazepam.

[11-Aug-18 07:11 PM] Tempest#5018 Don't use lorazepam again! +18% Fatigue will undo all of your efforts!

[11-Aug-18 07:12 PM] Twib#7809 I kind of need to because *Rie is still awake at above 100% fatigue* Which means she landed Forced Wakefulness again

[11-Aug-18 07:12 PM] Tempest#5018 >100% fatigue doesn't put you under. You have all of the Fatigued effects + Hallucinations, tolerance override (it negates Stress tolerance) and Exhausted systems.

[11-Aug-18 07:12 PM] Twib#7809 So I have to dose her to reroll her benzo issues

[11-Aug-18 07:13 PM] Tempest#5018 Yes and it's 3 random effects out of a possible 10

[11-Aug-18 07:13 PM] Twib#7809 Okay so I don't actually know if she's at forced wakefulness until I throw her into a bed fot it. Lovely.

[11-Aug-18 07:13 PM] Tempest#5018 I can tell you Right now she isn't.

[11-Aug-18 07:13 PM] Twib#7809 Okay. First things first, Intersection 1 - Oh thank fuck.

[11-Aug-18 07:13 PM] Tempest#5018 She doesn't have FW anymore. After you dosed her again she lost that

[11-Aug-18 07:13 PM] Twib#7809 That makes my life INFINITELY easier.

[11-Aug-18 07:14 PM] Tempest#5018 So, ready to move and put your plans in motion? Let's hope for you they work

[11-Aug-18 07:14 PM] Twib#7809 Okay, so Intersection 1. If they don't have coffee or a med shop with Epi then we'll see what happens.

[11-Aug-18 07:14 PM] Tempest#5018 Alright. _Skip-traveling... You drag Rie through the UA..._ [Intersection 01 - North Street 3]

_Rie has about 40 turns to live until Exhausted Systems kills her. Plan your movement across the intersection CAREFULLY._

< I-01 - Map >

24/7 open: Rest stop, Takeout stand, Public toilets, Public shower Currently open: Library, Meds shop Exits: North (Roazon), East (Fort Phantom), South (Station Delta) _Luck appears to be on your side; there is a meds shop._ Distances from your current position (north street 3)

Rest stop: 7 rooms Takeout stand: 7 rooms Meds shop: 6 rooms

[11-Aug-18 07:21 PM] Twib#7809 What's the distance between the Rest Stop to the Meds shop, The rest stop to the takeout stand, and the meds shot to the takeout stand? So the room distances between the three of them.

[11-Aug-18 07:21 PM] Tempest#5018 Rest stop to meds shop: 7 rooms Rest stop to takeout stand: 2 rooms Meds shop to takeout stand: 7 rooms _The advantages of a town map that's essentially plus-shaped._

[11-Aug-18 07:22 PM] Twib#7809 Okay so med shop first.

[11-Aug-18 07:22 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Fireball]** Uuuhhh... I need a drink...

[11-Aug-18 07:22 PM] Twib#7809 "And you'll get one, kitten mine. I promise." So, at the time of the med room, what is Rie's fatigue?

[11-Aug-18 07:24 PM] Tempest#5018 _You travel 6 rooms to the local meds shop._

[I-01 - Meds shop]

_A male rat-person is behind the counter, and there are no other customers around._ _Rie's fatigue currently stands at 135.1%_

    • [Shop nurse]** Welcome to my-- ... what the jumping ratty fuck is this?

[11-Aug-18 07:27 PM] Twib#7809 "If you don't have any Field Surgery Kits Epinephrine, or Cocaine this girl is going to die." "Tell me for the love of god you have these things in surplus." "Or anything that can help with fatigue."

[11-Aug-18 07:29 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Shop nurse]** I... uh... I'm not gonna question any of this. I'm gonna check what I've got...


[11-Aug-18 07:33 PM] Tempest#5018 < I-01 Meds shop >

First Aid Kit (FAK) - Qty: 7

Cyanide - Qty: 4 Amphetamines - Qty: 4 Epinephrine - Qty: 3 Universal antivenom - Qty: 3 Cocaine - Qty: 5 LifeVest - Qty: 5 _Plenty of epinephrine AND cocaine for sale..._

[11-Aug-18 07:38 PM] Twib#7809 "HOW MUCH FOR ALL YOUR CYANIDE AND EPI?"

[11-Aug-18 07:39 PM] Tempest#5018 (( cocaine, instead?

[11-Aug-18 07:39 PM] Twib#7809 "CYANIDE!"

[11-Aug-18 07:39 PM] Tempest#5018 (( alright

    • [Shop nurse]** Uhh... 600 P$ per syringe of cyanide, and 125 P$ per syringe of epi, so... 2400 and 375, 2775 P$ total?

[11-Aug-18 07:40 PM] Twib#7809 PHONE. BANK. 2775 P$! And in the meantime I'm dropping my bag and opening the Surgery Kit for an epi.

[11-Aug-18 07:42 PM] Tempest#5018 _One battery unit and 2775 P$ later, you acquired these:_

[Meds] Syringe - Cyanide - Causes Cyanide poisoning ; Inject directly, spike consumables, or use as a component. - Weight: 0.1 - [Quantity: 4] [Meds] Syringe - Epinephrine - Alertness increase, Forced wakefulness, Agility+3, Mild anxiety for 4d6 turns, Fatigue -10.0%, Stress +4.0% - Weight: 0.1 - [Quantity: 3] _First, you spent a turn to drop the backpack..._ _You can reach into your FSK and extract the epinephrine syringe out of it, totaling 4 of them immediately accessible to you._ _At no additional turns to spend._

[11-Aug-18 07:47 PM] Twib#7809 J J J J AM IT IIIIII n

[11-Aug-18 07:48 PM] Tempest#5018 _Will you be administering all four in a row?_

[11-Aug-18 07:48 PM] Twib#7809 YUP

[11-Aug-18 07:48 PM] Tempest#5018 _One second._ /r repeat (4d6, 4, brief)

[11-Aug-18 07:48 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `repeat (4d6, 4, brief)` = 14, 13, 9, 12

[11-Aug-18 07:48 PM] Tempest#5018 /r 14+13+9+12

[11-Aug-18 07:48 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `14+13+9+12` = 14+13+9+12 = 48

[11-Aug-18 07:48 PM] Tempest#5018 _Alright, wait a bit more..._ _Rie's Fatigue fell back to 97.6%, and her PBT has been reset. For now, with the sheer amount of epi in her systems, she'll live._ _She is still in bad need of fixing her high fatigue rate; at +0.5% per turn, it will return above 100% in 5 turns. More ways of decreasing Fatigue may be needed._

    • [Fireball]** Reina?! Reina, where are we? Did we leave that awful fucking town? DID YOU HANDCUFF ME? UNTIE ME NOW YOU BITCH AARRGH I'LL BITE YOUR SWEET MEATS OFF
    • [Shop nurse]** She's under irrational anger ... Is she addicted to anything?

[11-Aug-18 07:56 PM] Twib#7809 "Lorazepam and smokes. I might be back in a hit to buy her that coke." To the takeout stand!

[11-Aug-18 07:56 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Shop nurse]** Lovely, a real drug addict...

_It'll take 7 turns to get to the Takeout stand. Fatigue will increase back above 100% in the meantime._ _Do you want to leave her behind or to drag her with you? It might make more sense to drag her with you._

[11-Aug-18 08:00 PM] Twib#7809 I'm bringing her with yeah.

[11-Aug-18 08:00 PM] Tempest#5018 _Draggity drag drag..._

    • [Fireball]** aaaahhhh... flergh...

_You make it to the takeout stand. A female mouse halfling is behind the counter..._

[11-Aug-18 08:03 PM] Twib#7809 "I habe an entire takeout stand's worth of food for you just be patient."

[11-Aug-18 08:03 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Shop owner]** _EEEK._ What's happening to her?! What are you doing???

[11-Aug-18 08:05 PM] Twib#7809 "I need all the coffee and caffiene you have and also I need to shove food in her mouth."

[11-Aug-18 08:05 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Shop owner]** Is... Is she okay?! Why -- ... Okay, I can do that...

< I-01 Takeout stand >

Hot-dog - Qty: 7 Can of cola drink - Qty: 9 Cup of black tea - Qty: 22

    • [Shop owner]** T-...This is all I have!

[11-Aug-18 08:09 PM] Twib#7809 "Are you *fucking* - okay how much for everything."

[11-Aug-18 08:10 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Shop owner]** ... Uh... 35 for the hot-dogs, 45 for the cola, and uhh .. 72.60 for the tea, so... 152.60 P$?

[11-Aug-18 08:10 PM] Twib#7809 BANK PHONE 152.60

[11-Aug-18 08:12 PM] Tempest#5018 _Battery is now 2 /6. Bank balance is now 12 656.65 P$._

[Food] Fast-food - Hot-dog. 296 ntri, -60 wtr - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 7] [Food] Beverage - Can of cola drink. 139 ntri, 99 wtr - Agility+1, Alertness increase for 8 turns, Fatigue -1.0%, Stress +0.1% - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 9] [Food] Beverage - Cup of black tea. 0 ntri, 49 wtr - Agility+1 for 8 turns, Fatigue -1.0%, Stress +0.1% - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 22]

[11-Aug-18 08:14 PM] Twib#7809 GREAT. COLAS DOWN RIE'S THROAT.

[11-Aug-18 08:14 PM] Tempest#5018 All of it?

[11-Aug-18 08:15 PM] Twib#7809 ALLLL OF IIIIIIT

[11-Aug-18 08:15 PM] Tempest#5018 _You spend nine turns force-feeding your mercenary, in front of the HORRIFIED shop owner whose inventory you just completely cleaned out._

[11-Aug-18 08:16 PM] Twib#7809 GREAT. NOW THE TEA.

[11-Aug-18 08:16 PM] Tempest#5018 _You, too, are starting to become hungry, which is accelerating your own fatigue._

[11-Aug-18 08:17 PM] Twib#7809 I have food.

[11-Aug-18 08:17 PM] Tempest#5018 Nutrition: 988 ntri - Hungry Fatigue: 87.4% - Fatigued (rate: +0.3%/turn)

[11-Aug-18 08:17 PM] Twib#7809 Though soeaking of. Not tea, hot dogs first. Let's do 4. And THRN TEA

[11-Aug-18 08:20 PM] Tempest#5018 _The sheer amount of cola seems to have fixed Rie's hunger and thirst problems. This has also kicked her fatigue back under 100% (95.7% for now)_ _Rie's hydration is maxed out, and she's fine on food for now._ _You can have some of those hot-dogs for yourself instead._

[11-Aug-18 08:21 PM] Twib#7809 Then I will eat 4 hot dogs. And then shove all the food into my bag and drag Rie to the break rooms.

[11-Aug-18 08:22 PM] Tempest#5018 _The little takeout stand owner acts as though she's never seen anything of that sort before._

[11-Aug-18 08:24 PM] Twib#7809 "THANKS BY THE WAY" Reina shouts when she finished eating and drags Rie to the break room.

[11-Aug-18 08:25 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Shop owner]** Y-... you're welcome...

_Where to next?_ _The rest stop?_

[11-Aug-18 08:27 PM] Twib#7809 REST SHO0 P All the tea is going with us right And the hotdogs I mean we'll probably eat them all before we leave but still.

[11-Aug-18 08:27 PM] Tempest#5018 Not enough space to carry everything but I'll be nice, I'm leaving them at the shop for you to take later.

[11-Aug-18 08:29 PM] Twib#7809 Thank you.

[11-Aug-18 08:29 PM] Tempest#5018 [I-01 - Rest stop - Entrance lobby]

_After just 2 turns, you rush to the rest stop's entrance lobby. You're starting to feel thirsty yourself, but you can deal with the Strength -10% that thirst is imparting on you, at least for now._

[11-Aug-18 08:30 PM] Twib#7809 "YOU, BED, HOW MUCH FOR TWO DAYS" Reina is just shouting at no one in particular.

[11-Aug-18 08:32 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Rest stop manager]** Uhh... Hello. It's 100 P$ per 24 hours.

[11-Aug-18 08:33 PM] Twib#7809 100 OUT OF POCKET

[11-Aug-18 08:33 PM] Tempest#5018 _You don't have enough out of pocket. You're down to 39.50 P$ in cash._

[11-Aug-18 08:35 PM] Twib#7809 Wait I have 100 in pocket right. GUESS NOT BANK PHONE 200 PARALLER JUST IN CASE.

[11-Aug-18 08:37 PM] Tempest#5018 _You'll buy 48 hours of rest stop room use?_

[11-Aug-18 08:37 PM] Twib#7809 Yes. Just in case we need it. Then I can throw Rie on the bed and have her go to sleep.

[11-Aug-18 08:41 PM] Tempest#5018 Battery: 1/6. Bank balance: 12 456.65 P$ _You bought 48 hours of rest stop use in I-01. You're given the key to Room 103._

[11-Aug-18 08:42 PM] Twib#7809 ROOM 103 GO THROW RIE ONTO THE BED

[11-Aug-18 08:50 PM] Tempest#5018 _5 rooms later, you barge into Room 103. You find a less-than-well-furnished room compared to hotels; there's two warm beds, a desk, a table and a few chairs, but no radio or television._

_Rie's state is worsening. Exhaustion is back in full force (100.1%). Stress levels are so high she's now in the Extreme range (above 75%, specifically 75.7%). Thankfully, you made it to a bed; you can start putting her to sleep_

    • [Fireball]** Bed. Sleep. Now. I'll tear you apart later.

[11-Aug-18 08:51 PM] Twib#7809 Annnnnd we both conk out. Long Rest please.

[11-Aug-18 09:00 PM] Tempest#5018 First we will resolve for you Toss me a 1d6 before sleep, your current fatigue is 89.6% _What's going to happen next? We'll know on the next episode!_ [Session #113 - Session end]