Log:V4 Session 114 (Meta, no ontology)

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[16-Aug-18 04:57 PM] Tempest#5018 [Session #114 - Session start] _Welcome back to the Mazes, Reina Miyako-Knight. On the last session, you barely managed to leave Roazon alive, and even more barely made sure that your ally, mercenary Rie "Fireball" Kirari, would -stay- alive. But after much shuffling and substance abusing, the both of you are in Room 103 of the I-01 Rest Stop. We weren't able to roll for sleep last time, so that's what we'll do now._ Toss me a 1d6 We agreed on Long Rest last session, as well.

[16-Aug-18 05:01 PM] Twib#7809 /r 1d6

[16-Aug-18 05:01 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Twib#7809: `1d6` = (2) = 2

[16-Aug-18 05:02 PM] Tempest#5018 40 turns, 4 hours of sleep, 16% Fatigue healed. Keep tossing until you're happy with the total

[16-Aug-18 05:05 PM] Twib#7809 /r 1d6

[16-Aug-18 05:05 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Twib#7809: `1d6` = (3) = 3

[16-Aug-18 05:05 PM] Twib#7809 /r 1d6

[16-Aug-18 05:05 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Twib#7809: `1d6` = (1) = 1

[16-Aug-18 05:05 PM] Twib#7809 12 hours, so 24% Fatigue healed?

[16-Aug-18 05:06 PM] Tempest#5018 48% actually I made a mistake earlier, 4 hours should have been -16%.

[16-Aug-18 05:06 PM] Twib#7809 Oh, okay. /r 1d6

[16-Aug-18 05:06 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Twib#7809: `1d6` = (2) = 2

[16-Aug-18 05:06 PM] Twib#7809 /r 1d6

[16-Aug-18 05:06 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Twib#7809: `1d6` = (1) = 1

[16-Aug-18 05:07 PM] Twib#7809 So, 72 if I got my math right. /r d6

[16-Aug-18 05:07 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Twib#7809: `d6` = (3) = 3

[16-Aug-18 05:07 PM] Tempest#5018 Slow down just a bit please

[16-Aug-18 05:07 PM] Twib#7809 Oh, okay.

[16-Aug-18 05:08 PM] Tempest#5018 So far we're at 24 hours of sleep... so 96% healed, which would be more than enough to heal you fully.

[16-Aug-18 05:08 PM] Twib#7809 But not, necessarily, Rie.

[16-Aug-18 05:08 PM] Tempest#5018 I'll be rolling for Rie

[16-Aug-18 05:08 PM] Twib#7809 Since she was pretty dang close to over 100 Oh, okay.

[16-Aug-18 05:08 PM] Tempest#5018 she's at exactly 100.1% Whoever sleeps the fewest will wake up first if it's you, you'll have a bit of time to kill before she wakes up you good with 24 hours?

[16-Aug-18 05:09 PM] Twib#7809 Doesn't that mean she can wake up and leave while I'm sleeping Yeah, that's fine

[16-Aug-18 05:09 PM] Tempest#5018 Nah she won't Alright, let's check for Rie /r repeat (1d6, 3, brief)

[16-Aug-18 05:09 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `repeat (1d6, 3, brief)` = 1, 2, 6

[16-Aug-18 05:09 PM] Tempest#5018 9 hours, 36%... /r repeat (1d6, 3, brief)

[16-Aug-18 05:09 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `repeat (1d6, 3, brief)` = 2, 4, 3

[16-Aug-18 05:10 PM] Tempest#5018 18 hours, 72%... /r 1d6

[16-Aug-18 05:10 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `1d6` = (2) = 2

[16-Aug-18 05:10 PM] Tempest#5018 20 hours, 80%... /r 1d6

[16-Aug-18 05:10 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `1d6` = (6) = 6

[16-Aug-18 05:10 PM] Tempest#5018 26 hours, 104% Alright You'll be asleep for 24 hours, she'll wake up 2 hours after you.

[16-Aug-18 05:10 PM] Twib#7809 Good thing I paid for two days.

[16-Aug-18 05:11 PM] Tempest#5018 _Watersday, Quartema 24, Year 704. It's 1:02 PM, exactly 24 hours after falling asleep on one of the two beds inside of this rest stop bedroom..._

[16-Aug-18 05:14 PM] Twib#7809 Reina nearly bursts out of bed, panting and sore and dreaming of psychic rapists.

[16-Aug-18 05:15 PM] Tempest#5018 _You have completely healed all of your Fatigue [0.0%]. You remain at 7.3% Stress. You wake up with a dry, unpleasant feeling in the back of your mouth and throat; thirst, which went unquenched before you went to bed. Not life-threatening, but definitely not pleasant._

_Your partner, Rie, appears to still be asleep for a little while; you can wake her up and interrupt her Fatigue healing at 96%, or let her sleep until she wakes up (she will wake up at 3:02 PM)._

[16-Aug-18 05:20 PM] Twib#7809 These shitty motels have a sink, yes? I'll guzzle water from the tap.

[16-Aug-18 05:20 PM] Tempest#5018 _It looks like Rie is healing a lot less Fatigue than planned._

[16-Aug-18 05:20 PM] Twib#7809 The delicious, not-going-to-kill me tap.

[16-Aug-18 05:20 PM] Tempest#5018 Just ran the numbers... Because of her addictions and her stress level, she's healing Fatigue at 1/4 the usual rate 24 hours of sleep = -24% Ftg only She's gonna be bedridden for a while.

[16-Aug-18 05:21 PM] Twib#7809 Thaaaaaat's fine. I can hang out here for another day, and also when we leave force all that tea I bought down her throat before we head to a city.

[16-Aug-18 05:21 PM] Tempest#5018 Running numbers for Stress right now, but I think I've got bad news. Hold on.

[16-Aug-18 05:22 PM] Twib#7809 Eeeeeeurgh.

[16-Aug-18 05:23 PM] Tempest#5018 ... yeah...

[16-Aug-18 05:23 PM] Twib#7809 She's dead isn't she

[16-Aug-18 05:23 PM] Tempest#5018 her stress went up, continuously, while sleeping. so she reached 125.8% Stress, entering a sort of horrible nightmare state

[16-Aug-18 05:24 PM] Twib#7809 My understanding was that Stress stopped while sleeping, though?

[16-Aug-18 05:24 PM] Tempest#5018 No, it doesn't Fatigue stops increasing, but not Stress

[16-Aug-18 05:24 PM] Twib#7809 Gooooooooooood damnit. Cool, I woke up next to a corpse.

[16-Aug-18 05:24 PM] Tempest#5018 From what I'm calculating she spent 129 turns in Decompensation so that's 129 times losing 1 HP on a random body part I can run the numbers if you want me to but uhhh Honestly there's little chances.

[16-Aug-18 05:25 PM] Twib#7809 Leeet me move this to DM.

[16-Aug-18 05:25 PM] Tempest#5018 OK Alright. Let's hope lady luck is with you Reina since you requested it I will roll, all 129 times, for a random body part until either death ensues, or all 129 hits are exhausted

[16-Aug-18 05:37 PM] Twib#7809 Oh she's fucking deeeeeeeeead.

[16-Aug-18 05:37 PM] Tempest#5018 I'll do the rolls secretly and inform you if she survived or not so as to not spam this channel

[16-Aug-18 05:37 PM] Twib#7809 I'm just not looking forward to hiring a new merc and bringing them back here so I can have them loot Rie..

[16-Aug-18 05:38 PM] Tempest#5018 Don't worry about that I'll make sure to help you out but first, rolls I'll give them to you as them come in chunks of 10 Hits 1-10:

   Torso: 5 (22 /27)
   Hips: 2 (19 /21)
   Right arm: 1 (13 /14)
   Left leg: 1 (13 /14)
   Right leg: 1 (13 /14)

Hits 11-20:

   Torso: 3 (19 /27)
   Hips: 2 (17 /21)
   Left arm: 1 (13 /14)
   Left hand: 1 (09 /10)
   Right arm: 1 (12 /14)
   Left leg: 2 (11 /14)

Hits 21-25:

   Torso: 2 (17 /27)
   Hips: 2 (15 /21)
   Left leg: 1 (10 /14)

Hits 26-30:

   Torso: 3 (14 /27)
   Right leg: 2 (11 /14)

[16-Aug-18 05:45 PM] Twib#7809 Well, so far no head damage.

[16-Aug-18 05:45 PM] Tempest#5018 Hits 31-40:

   Torso: 5 (09 /27)
   Hips: 1 (14 /21)
   Left leg: 2 (08 /14)
   Right leg: 2 (09 /14)

[16-Aug-18 05:45 PM] Twib#7809 Ooooh yeah she's kinda fucked.

[16-Aug-18 05:47 PM] Tempest#5018 Hits 41-50:

   Torso: 3 (06 /27)
   Hips: 3 (11 /21)
   Tail: 2 (12 /14)
   Left leg: 1 (07 /14)
   Right leg: 1 (08 /14)

Hits 51-60:

   Head: 1 (06 /07)
   Torso: 1 (05 /27)
   Hips: 2 (09 /21)
   Left arm: 1 (12 /14)
   Right arm: 2 (10 /14)
   Tail: 3 (09 /14)

[16-Aug-18 05:50 PM] Twib#7809 Well, halfway through and she's not dead yet.

[16-Aug-18 05:51 PM] Tempest#5018 Hits 61-70:

   Torso: 4 (01 /27)
   Hips: 1 (08 /21)
   Right arm: 2 (08 /14)
   Left leg: 1 (06 /14)
   Right leg: 1 (07 /14)
   Tail: 1 (08 /14)

[16-Aug-18 05:52 PM] Twib#7809 Well she's fucked.

[16-Aug-18 05:53 PM] Tempest#5018 Hits 71-80:

   Torso: 6 (-05 /27)
   Hips: 2 (06 /21)
   Left leg: 1 (05 /14)
   Tail: 1 (07 /14)

[16-Aug-18 05:53 PM] Twib#7809 And she's dead.

[16-Aug-18 05:53 PM] Tempest#5018 Yep...

[16-Aug-18 05:53 PM] Twib#7809 God damn it.

[16-Aug-18 05:53 PM] Tempest#5018 _Fireball died in her sleep from sudden cardiac arrest. When you wake up, she's unmoving._

[16-Aug-18 05:53 PM] Twib#7809 "Fucking *welp*." First things first, I need to loot her phone and battery.

[16-Aug-18 05:55 PM] Tempest#5018 [Item] Mobile phone battery. Pass more calls and never miss a meeting. - Weight 0.1 - [Battery: 6 /6] [Key item] A mobile phone. May be used to access the Mazes' telephone network. - Weight: 1 - [Battery: 6 /6]

[16-Aug-18 05:55 PM] Twib#7809 Great. Now I need to step out and rent the room for another 24 hours. Gonna need to hire a new merc, whiiiich is lovely, get them here to loot Rie's corpse, chop her up and have her rot in the shower just like she would have wanted...

[16-Aug-18 05:56 PM] Tempest#5018 _The phone and battery will be sitting on your bed in the meantime, they won't be going anywhere._

[16-Aug-18 05:56 PM] Twib#7809 Well, if MAIM doesn't want to hire a new merc, I can go to Sirvarris and grab the halfling siblings. They probably wouldn't mind a milk run, so that's nice.

[16-Aug-18 05:57 PM] Tempest#5018 _First, to the rest stop lobby._ _5 rooms later..._ [I-01 - Rest stop - Lobby]

_The rest stop manager is lazily reading a newspaper._

[16-Aug-18 05:58 PM] Twib#7809 "Hey, what's your phone number? I have another 24 hours on my room, but I might need to rent it for longer." Reina, for once, isn't interested in flirting. She just wants to clean up and get it over with.

[16-Aug-18 05:59 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Rest stop manager]** Whah? My phone number? What even for?

[16-Aug-18 06:00 PM] Twib#7809 "So that I can call to get an extension on my room when I'm not *actually* here." "Duh."

[16-Aug-18 06:02 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Rest stop manager]** Well why not pay for an extension _now_? I can make sure it's not, uhh... disturbed, while you're out.

[16-Aug-18 06:03 PM] Twib#7809 "Because I can prooooobably do it in less than 24 hours if things go right." "I just need to go grab a friend with a bag."

[16-Aug-18 06:03 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Rest stop manager]** Look I- ... What? What's even happening?

_He drops his newspaper on the counter, and raises his hands up, sighing in defeat._

    • [Rest stop manager]** Look, just.. Pay in advance, and if there's any chunks of 24 hours left that you're not gonna use, I'll pay you back the difference.

[16-Aug-18 06:06 PM] Twib#7809 "Fine, jerk." Phone, Bank, 100 Paraller.

[16-Aug-18 06:06 PM] Tempest#5018 _He shrugs at you._

[16-Aug-18 06:07 PM] Twib#7809 And then I'll pop into the room, grab the new battery and pop it in, and head out to Station Delta. There's a MAIM place there, right?

[16-Aug-18 06:07 PM] Tempest#5018 _Battery: 0/6 - Bank balance: 12 356.65 P$_

[16-Aug-18 06:07 PM] Twib#7809 Because if not, fucking *ugh*

[16-Aug-18 06:07 PM] Tempest#5018 _I-01 Rest Stop; Room 103 room usage: 48 hours_

[16-Aug-18 06:08 PM] Twib#7809 Reina's smile and optimism: Gone.

[16-Aug-18 06:10 PM] Tempest#5018 _You return to Room 103 (5 turns). Since Rie is probably not going to need her handcuffs anymore, you took those back as well (1 turn). You then spent another turn to replace your dead battery with the fresh one on the bed._ _If you want to know where the nearest MAIM dispatch location is, you can call their number to find out._

[16-Aug-18 06:12 PM] Twib#7809 Riiiing riiiiiiing

[16-Aug-18 06:15 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Phone]** Hello, you have reached the MAIM phone service. According to your call data, we have determined that you are in the...

Northwestern Zone ...area. There are... Two MAIM dispatch locations in your area. > Fort Phantom, Strip club, southernmost male stripper private show room > Raven City, Library, South wing, on one of the computers

Thank you for your interest in MAIM. MAIM! Your solution when you have a problem. Big or small, we end them all. _<click>_ _Fort Phantom can be reached directly from I-01._

[16-Aug-18 06:16 PM] Twib#7809 I still need to go to Raven City though... Okay, so, first, load up the Kel-Tec 25 with Flechette, please. I have an empty tube.

[16-Aug-18 06:17 PM] Tempest#5018 _Load with ammo from your vest, your belt, or from the bag?_

[16-Aug-18 06:19 PM] Twib#7809 Bag.

[16-Aug-18 06:21 PM] Tempest#5018 _You spent a turn to drop the backpack, and 4 full turns to load 12 shells of Flechette into your KSG-25's Right tube._

[16-Aug-18 06:21 PM] Twib#7809 Great. How's my TB?

[16-Aug-18 06:21 PM] Tempest#5018 All out. 0 /10 Don't forget to get a drink soon. I interrupted you earlier.

[16-Aug-18 06:21 PM] Twib#7809 Great, my nutrition? I did stuff myself with 4 hotdogs, so I just wanna make sure.

[16-Aug-18 06:22 PM] Tempest#5018 _86 shells of Flechette left in the backpack._ 2045 ntri - OK

[16-Aug-18 06:25 PM] Twib#7809 Great. Let's go to the food stand, they must have restocked by now. I need to eat, generate my mystical godly powers, murder *everyone in Raven City* that's causing a problem and get a fucking new pair of hands to hold my shit. I miss Priam. I really, *really* fucking miss Priam. I miss Octa. I REALLY FUCKING MISS OCTA. Reina starts sobbing as she walks. Getting her dress all dirty, but fuck it.

[16-Aug-18 06:27 PM] Tempest#5018 _7 rooms later..._ [I-01 - Takeout stand]

_The takeout stand is as you left it last time. Not a customer in sight - despite the fact it's 1:02 PM. The same mouse girl is behind the counter and looks concerned when she sees you enter._

    • [Shop owner]** Hey, it's you! ... Oh dear, what's going on, are you okay?

[16-Aug-18 06:29 PM] Twib#7809 "Girl died in her sleep despite all the emergency care." "Never fucking do drugs, okay?"

[16-Aug-18 06:29 PM] Tempest#5018 _She gasps, with a horrified expression on her face._

[16-Aug-18 06:29 PM] Twib#7809 "Because *that's what happens when you do drugs.*" "NOT EVEN A SMOKE."

[16-Aug-18 06:29 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Shop owner]** Ohmygods I'm so sorry...

[16-Aug-18 06:30 PM] Twib#7809 "Treat your body like it's a goddamn temple because it *is* and you want people worshipping it, not mourning!"

[16-Aug-18 06:30 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Shop owner]** D-do you need anything? A drink perhaps?... Non-alcoholic of course... I don't sell any, anyway, uh...

[16-Aug-18 06:30 PM] Twib#7809 "Just - I need some food." "I need to grab a friend and take care of the arrangements and yes I'll fucking pay."

[16-Aug-18 06:30 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Shop owner]** F-food! Yeah! I've got some... I've got some! Let me go check...

< I-01 - Takeout stand >

Hot-dog - Qty: 5 Hamburger - Qty: 2

Cup of coffee, black - Qty: 7 Can of cola drink - Qty: 4 Can of lemonade - Qty: 5

[16-Aug-18 06:33 PM] Twib#7809 "You still have the tea, right?" "The one I bought a day ago and left?"

[16-Aug-18 06:34 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Shop owner]** ... O-oh, the tea from yesterday? I'm sorry, I figured, since you weren't coming back, I had to throw it away...
    • [Shop owner]** I'm really not used to people buying something only for them to pick it up the _next day_, you know?...

[16-Aug-18 06:34 PM] Twib#7809 ((Not enough space to carry everything but I'll be nice, I'm leaving them at the shop for you to take later.)) ((I'll roll with it, just pointing it out :P))

[16-Aug-18 06:34 PM] Tempest#5018 (( I realize, and I threw out the data

    • [Shop owner]** B-but if you want I can discount you!
    • [Shop owner]** Actually, just tell me what you want, I'll bring it to you no questions asked...

_She speaks really quickly and looks very nervous._

[16-Aug-18 06:36 PM] Twib#7809 "Just - just don't do drugs. And find a nice person to settle down with. And - your hotdogs and hamburgers, please? I can deal with the thirst myself." "Don't wanna eat you out of your business." "Uhm - all the hotdogs and hamburgers. She lived on the entire other side of Mazeworld, and it's gonna be a long trip."

[16-Aug-18 06:37 PM] Tempest#5018 [Food] Fast-food - Hot-dog. 296 ntri, -60 wtr - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 5] [Food] Fast-food - Hamburger. 251 ntri, -56 wtr - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 2] [Food] Beverage - Can of lemonade. 152 ntri, 96 wtr - Agility+1, Alertness increase for 6 turns - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 2]

    • [Shop owner]** H-here, missus... On the house. Like I said. No questions asked. I think you've been through enough already... Your face says enough right now.

[16-Aug-18 06:40 PM] Twib#7809 "Thanks. I mean, most girls go on a nacissistic food binge after a rough time *anyways* right." She's not really expecting an answer.

[16-Aug-18 06:40 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Shop owner]** I-- ... _<She doesn't really answer.>_

[16-Aug-18 06:40 PM] Twib#7809 She just guzzles the lemonade, eats two hamburgers and a hotdog, and then gens 10 TB.

[16-Aug-18 06:42 PM] Tempest#5018 _Five turns of gorging on food later..._ 3135 ntri - OK 352 wtr - Thirsty

[16-Aug-18 06:42 PM] Twib#7809 Dang, I was parched.

[16-Aug-18 06:43 PM] Tempest#5018 _You then sit down, next to the empty cans and wrappers, and start regenerating Tanuki Balls. Despite the nightmarish visions in front of you, you still manage to regain the concentration needed to meditate and refill yourself with TBs._

-2500 ntri 100 turns spent (-100 ntri, -100 wtr) Tanuki Balls: 10 /10 535 ntri - Hungry 252 wtr - Thirsty Fatigue 25.8% - OK

[16-Aug-18 06:44 PM] Twib#7809 Three hotdogs, and then I'll drain my water canteen 'till it's dry.

[16-Aug-18 06:47 PM] Tempest#5018 _It only takes 1 turn to drink the whole canteen at once, so you regain a net total of 675 wtr after emptying the canteen._ 1419 ntri - OK 744 wtr - Hydrated

[16-Aug-18 06:48 PM] Twib#7809 Okay. One more and then I'll get going to Raven City. I am in desperate, *dire* need to fucking murder something.

[16-Aug-18 06:48 PM] Tempest#5018 Gonna take care of that last merc contract?

[16-Aug-18 06:49 PM] Twib#7809 And I still have that merc contract. Yup.

[16-Aug-18 06:49 PM] Tempest#5018 One more what?

[16-Aug-18 06:49 PM] Twib#7809 I'll murder everyone, sell their gear, go hire a cute, precious maid to train into an unspeakable badass, and go bug Lance about where I can find someone who can make Power Armor. One more hotdog.

[16-Aug-18 06:49 PM] Tempest#5018 Oh, yes. 1714 ntri (OK) - 683 wtr (OK) Fatigue 27.1% (OK) _But before you move, your mobile phone rings - startling the shop owner in the process._

[16-Aug-18 06:51 PM] Twib#7809 "I swear if it's you Hebizuka I'm going to turn you into a sex slave." Pickup!

[16-Aug-18 06:51 PM] Tempest#5018 _The shop owner looks ever more terrified._

    • [Phone]** Hello, is this the number of Employer Reina Miyako-Knight?

[16-Aug-18 06:51 PM] Twib#7809 "Oh, good, so you *can* track deaths." "Rie died of an overdose and I need to hire a merc to help me with all of her goods." "I assume there's a penalty because she died on me?"

[16-Aug-18 06:52 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Phone]** I'm with MAIM, we've recently gotten the news about the death of one of our operatives and-- ... Ah, so that's what happened. _<Mumbling>_ So she finally died of her vices.

[16-Aug-18 06:52 PM] Twib#7809 "Fuck you."

[16-Aug-18 06:52 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Phone]** No actually, we were just checking in to see if you're OK.

[16-Aug-18 06:53 PM] Twib#7809 "I dragged us out of there, but yeah. 'Combat drugs' are a fucking joke."

[16-Aug-18 06:53 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Phone]** There aren't any penalties, except perhaps no refunds. We wanted to inform you of something else as well, but that'll depend on your current location. You appear to be in the... Northeastern Zone, is this correct?

[16-Aug-18 06:54 PM] Twib#7809 "That's correct. I was going to head into Raven City and pick up a new merc."

[16-Aug-18 06:54 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Phone]** Pardon me, Northwestern Zone.
    • [Phone]** Okay... Well, in that case, do you know where Fireball's body is?

[16-Aug-18 06:55 PM] Twib#7809 "Military central, that's right. Come on now, what's the good news? I don't have all - it's riiight in front of me." "She died in her sleep as I was treating her."

[16-Aug-18 06:55 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Phone]** Alright, the exact location please?

[16-Aug-18 06:56 PM] Twib#7809 "Intersection-1, in Room 105." "I have the room rented out for the next 48 hours so I could grab someone to help me transport her."

[16-Aug-18 06:57 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Phone]** _<faint clicking of keys>_ ... Okay. Alright... Stay on the line please...

[16-Aug-18 07:01 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Phone]** OK. From now on, if any further mercenaries end up deceased while under your employment, please make sure to report their deaths to us, using this number, or any of our computers.

[16-Aug-18 07:02 PM] Twib#7809 "Okay..."

[16-Aug-18 07:05 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Phone]** We have the possibility of retrieving their bodies, equipment included; and all of this equipment will be returned to you and sent to your bank vault. Normally this service costs 1000 P$, but considering the exceptional circumstances, we're willing to waive the fees and make this available to you free of charge. All you're required to do is to leave the area and leave it to us; we will be finished in 8 hours.

[16-Aug-18 07:06 PM] Twib#7809 "...Yeah. Yeah, I'll - I'll take you guys up on that."

[16-Aug-18 07:06 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Phone]** Very well. Remember to leave Intersection 01 as soon as possible. It is for your safety (and that of our employees). We're sorry for your loss and we hope to see you again soon.


[16-Aug-18 07:06 PM] Twib#7809 "Also it's Room 103, not 105." "The blood smears the - well shit."

[16-Aug-18 07:07 PM] Tempest#5018 (( No worries, we'll assume he got that.

[16-Aug-18 07:07 PM] Twib#7809 "Small mercies." "Well. Let's just - let's just fuck off, then." "You, girl. Don't *fucking do drugs*."

[16-Aug-18 07:07 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Shop owner]** ... e-eep! Y-yes ma'am...

[16-Aug-18 07:08 PM] Twib#7809 "Good girl." And with that, Reina leaves for Raven City. Gotta pass by Fort Delta first, which, ha ha, will be fun. To the exit? I don't really care about 100 or 200 paraller refund from the rest guy, right now.

[16-Aug-18 07:11 PM] Tempest#5018 Do you want to skip-travel to Station Delta?

[16-Aug-18 07:12 PM] Twib#7809 Yes. Please. For the love of god.

[16-Aug-18 07:13 PM] Tempest#5018 _You travel 7 rooms to South Street 3, then prepare to skip-travel to Station Delta..._ _The trip is 21 rooms long and it takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to get there..._ [Station Delta - Town Entrance - Gap corridor] _2:47 PM. You arrive in front of the door to the Station Delta Town Gate. A sign informs you that the town is protected by the Maze Military, and that it is home to the Regular Forces 4th Company._ _This town, like all others, has a Hiring Bureau. Might be a good idea to check your messages._ [Reputation check] Military Rep: -10 / Indifferent _You are clear to enter._

[16-Aug-18 07:17 PM] Twib#7809 I'm going to Raven City anyways, I'll just check it there. Maybe what'shisname will have another job for me. Skip Travel to Raven City, please.

[16-Aug-18 07:18 PM] Tempest#5018 _You turn around and decide to continue your trip... You go through 29 more rooms, spending 2 hours 25 minutes into the UA..._

[Raven City - Town Entrance - Gap corridor] _5:12 PM. You reach the gap corridor of Raven City once again._ [Reputation check] Raven City: +0 / Indifferent _Clear to enter._

[16-Aug-18 07:20 PM] Twib#7809 Great. Let's head to the Generator Control Room first. I'm itching to murder something. The Kel-Tec 25 is silenced, yes?

[16-Aug-18 07:21 PM] Tempest#5018 It is. One moment... _You traverse the three rooms you need to travel to get to the Generator control room..._

[Raven City - Generator facility - Control room] _You spot four Marauders. You notice that there are no engineers around. The marauders have control of this room. They are chatting amongst themselves..._

[16-Aug-18 07:25 PM] Twib#7809 @cover

[16-Aug-18 07:25 PM] Tsuchinoko#3861 No cover at all!

[16-Aug-18 07:26 PM] Twib#7809 Are there any other exits Because fuck

[16-Aug-18 07:26 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Mar #4]** ...so you guys get the plan, right? We wait for the first fool that shows up here, we shake him of anything valuable, especially those Serpentium crystals, and once we got enough, we shake it out of here. Anybody tries to be a hero, you _shoot_ em, got it?
    • [Mar #1]** What if it's a she?
    • [Mar #4]** Stop being such a fuckin idiot.

[16-Aug-18 07:27 PM] Twib#7809 Oh I am not down for this lifestyle.

[16-Aug-18 07:27 PM] Tempest#5018 _The door to the north is locked. So no, there is no other exit._ _There is something strange about these marauders. None of them seem to carry guns..._

[16-Aug-18 07:28 PM] Twib#7809 I do not need to deal with psychics or magicians today. Are any of them carrying grenades?

[16-Aug-18 07:29 PM] Tempest#5018 _#1 (fuckin' idiot) carries a stone and a C4 charge. #2 has a grenade and a hatchet. #3 has another grenade and thick gloves. #4 is the only one with a gun - a revolver. He also wears metallic medieval gauntlets._ _Their plan appears to **blow up** anyone who enters._ Combat mode is ON. Turn 1: what is your next move?

[16-Aug-18 07:30 PM] Twib#7809 Cool, I refuse to deal with this. 8TB, Like The Wind, flee the way I came in. I am goooooone and I will come back later.

[16-Aug-18 07:33 PM] Tempest#5018 _You burned 8 TB, and you automatically succeeded at fleeing, causing the marauders to wonder what just slammed the door without anybody coming in._ _You're now in the Access corridor._ Combat ended, 1 turn, you fled, etc.

[16-Aug-18 07:33 PM] Twib#7809 Great. Quick bag check - first, do I have anything that gives me Increased Alertness? Second, do I still have my chlroine bomb? (There was a good bit of juggling with Rie so I'm not sure)

[16-Aug-18 07:35 PM] Tempest#5018 The chlorine bomb is in your Vest / Main. Items that you still have that can improve your alertness: 1 can of cola drink (BP /Main) 1 cup of black coffee (BP /Main) 2 cans of lemonade (BP /Main) 1 cocaine (BP/Main) 1 diazepam (BP/Main) 1 FG-7142 (BP/Main) 3 diazepam (Left leg rig)

[16-Aug-18 07:37 PM] Twib#7809 Okay, let's see. 1 turn to flee, 1 turn to drop BP, 1 turn to cola, 1 turn to return in - that should be fine. I drop my Backpack (1 turn) and 1 turn to drink a cola. I should have 7 turns left of Like The Wind left, correct?

[16-Aug-18 07:38 PM] Tempest#5018 6 actually

[16-Aug-18 07:38 PM] Twib#7809 Still fine.

[16-Aug-18 07:38 PM] Tempest#5018 Took 1 turn to end combat and 1 turn to actually leave the room.

[16-Aug-18 07:38 PM] Twib#7809 Alright, thank you.

[16-Aug-18 07:38 PM] Tempest#5018 But yeah once you drop the bag and down the cola, it's down to 6. We do that?

[16-Aug-18 07:39 PM] Twib#7809 Yes. Then 1 turn to enter the room.

[16-Aug-18 07:41 PM] Tempest#5018 One sec.

[16-Aug-18 07:42 PM] Twib#7809 Inb4 Maruader 1 set up his C4 while I was prepping and instantly murders me as soon as I go in

[16-Aug-18 07:43 PM] Tempest#5018 _You re-enter the control room, the team of four still unaware of -you-, but aware that something just -happened-._

    • [Mar #2]** Hey, if you figure out what the hell is going on...
    • [Mar #3]** Beats me, maybe some prankster.
    • [Mar #1]** When do we eat?...
    • [Mar #4]** ENOUGH, all of you! Something's not right!

[16-Aug-18 07:43 PM] Twib#7809 Great.

[16-Aug-18 07:44 PM] Tempest#5018 Combat mode is ON again. Turn 1; what's your plan?

[16-Aug-18 07:44 PM] Twib#7809 okay, so now that I have Increased Awareness: I have a gas mask and a chlorine bomb. My plan is to charge to their side and throw the chlorine bomb down on the floor. Since throws are usually designated on a person instead of a side

[16-Aug-18 07:45 PM] Tempest#5018 It takes one turn to put the gas mask on.

[16-Aug-18 07:45 PM] Twib#7809 That's fine, these guys aren't going anywhere.

  • If I do this plan*, since thrown grenades operate by targeting a person and not a side

Will all four of these assholes attempt to grenade me, and thus themselves, if I run directly into their side and Chlorine Bomb us all

[16-Aug-18 07:46 PM] Tempest#5018 Well... Good question.

[16-Aug-18 07:47 PM] Twib#7809 THAT'S WHY I GRABBED INCREASED ALERTNESS Because if they *do* I have zero way to actually approach this safely so I will totally just leave and never return

[16-Aug-18 07:48 PM] Tempest#5018 Okay so... If you make a non-combat movement to their side, that's the only thing you can do this turn. If they attempt to throw their grenades at you - which they will - they will end up (stupidly enough) throwing it on their own side meaning everybody including you is caught in the blast

[16-Aug-18 07:50 PM] Twib#7809 Great, that answers that question.

[16-Aug-18 07:50 PM] Tempest#5018 you'll be the target but everyone else on the same side still takes Splash damage

[16-Aug-18 07:50 PM] Twib#7809 In that case I am just leaving Forever Goodbye.

[16-Aug-18 07:50 PM] Tempest#5018 Alright. End of fight (1 turn) - You fled, again.

[16-Aug-18 07:50 PM] Twib#7809 Like The Wind is still active so I'mma just gonna get my gauranteed retreat in and go to the Hiring Agency. Cool, let's check those messages.

[16-Aug-18 07:51 PM] Tempest#5018


_Back to the access corridor. Again._ Before you move to the hiring bureau, let me inform you of something. You can do something there if you want; you can cancel any active Mercenary Contracts you have. In turn you will be banned from taking any more Contracts for 1d8 hours per contract cancelled. And of course you're not getting paid.

[16-Aug-18 07:53 PM] Twib#7809 Duly noted. I'm comfortable keeping the contract active until I get Power Armor, though.

[16-Aug-18 07:53 PM] Tempest#5018 OK, but that means you can't take any more until you deal with it. That fine?

[16-Aug-18 07:53 PM] Twib#7809 That's fine.

[16-Aug-18 07:53 PM] Tempest#5018 Alright.

[16-Aug-18 07:53 PM] Twib#7809 I really want those Mideival Gauntlets and that smorgasboard of grenades. Fucking lack of cover *bullshit*

[16-Aug-18 07:54 PM] Tempest#5018 I'm _saving_ the lack of cover, as well. just so you know

[16-Aug-18 07:54 PM] Twib#7809 Well *yeah* That was never in question

[16-Aug-18 07:54 PM] Tempest#5018 _5 rooms later, you move to Raven City's hiring bureau..._ _Cola and LTW effects have ended._ _The hirer is a young female human who looks less than enchanted to be here._

[16-Aug-18 07:56 PM] Twib#7809 "Good fucking getting rid of those guys in the generator, there is no cover and they all have grenades." "I'm cancelling the contract, and also I wanna see my messages."

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

    • [Hirer]** Huh? What?
    • [Hirer]** Oh... Yeah... Huh. Okay...

_She looks almost teenager-y with how clueless she sounds._

[16-Aug-18 07:57 PM] Twib#7809 "Come on, chop chop, I don't have all day."

[16-Aug-18 08:02 PM] Tempest#5018 /r 1d8

[16-Aug-18 08:02 PM] Sidekick#6198 @Tempest#5018: `1d8` = (5) = 5

[16-Aug-18 08:02 PM] Twib#7809 Oooh, five hours, no one cares.

[16-Aug-18 08:02 PM] Tempest#5018 _You have abandoned your currently active contract in Raven City. You've therefore been banned from taking any more for 5 hours._

[16-Aug-18 08:02 PM] Twib#7809 Any messages/ ?

[16-Aug-18 08:06 PM] Tempest#5018 _Quests available:_

(Main quest, M12): Message from Marcus McBride (archaeologist, Sirvarris) (Sidequest, S3-3): Message from James Rogak (mayor of Ellen Sector) (Sidequest, SX-03): Message from Vivian Mossman-Meyer (scientist, Ferland Sector)

(Advertisement): Looking for firepower? Visit **Wilco Weapons** in Calfair Sector! The best and freshest weapons, straight off the factory, sold right in the same town as they are made! Top quality, best prices, and a family-owned business that **cares** about their customers!

[16-Aug-18 08:07 PM] Twib#7809 I'll read all of those, sure.

[16-Aug-18 08:08 PM] Tempest#5018 _From: Marcus McBride_ ```“Hi, Reina, it’s Marcus McBride, the archaeologist who hired you the other day. We’ve been digging through Lori’s information and we tracked down the guy that was mentioned, this Einar dude, remember? Could you drop by at the library in Sirvarris? Prisca would like to meet you, and we would like your help to figure out what’s the best way to deal with the situation.”```

[16-Aug-18 08:09 PM] Twib#7809 Alright.

[16-Aug-18 08:09 PM] Tempest#5018 _From: Mayor James Rogak_ ```“Greetings, Miss Contestant! My name is James Rogak, and I am the mayor of the fine town of Ellen Sector, in the Central Zone.

I’ll try not ramble too much and get straight to the point. As you perhaps know already, our town is known for its ammunition plant, and produces most of the ammunition you see for sale in the Mazes. I’ve placed my son, Sheldon, in charge of this plant three years ago, but there have been problems ever since.

The former factory chief, an old man called Sauer, had long been opposed to my son replacing him, viewing the factory as “his”. We never really understood why he hated our family so much, but as long as he could, he resisted my deals and offers to let him retire and replace him with Sheldon. Three years ago, he finally caved – at the age of 71. But we suspect he’s responsible for the problems we’ve had ever since.

There are rumors of sabotage, and not all of the factory workers think Sauer is responsible. Worse, we think some support the sabotage, in an effort to discredit my son – and get him replaced! Sauer has left the town almost as soon as he retired, and we have no idea where he is now, but the situation has become very tense as of late. Employees not showing up for work causing the shifts of those that show up to become longer… inability to meet quotas and deadlines… and the most recent and most worrisome of problems: our machines are not functioning at full capacity, and seem to be malfunctioning."``` ```"In short, the future of our ammunition factory is very uncertain. The other teams of the Engineering Corps are reluctant to help us. See, my son and everyone at the factory are part of the Production ET, since their role is to, well, produce ammunition, but they think that if we’re having issues with the factory machines, then we should replace them, and replacing these machines is the job of the Building ET – the Bees, as they’re called sometimes.

The issue is that involving the Bees is very, very, very expensive! None of us in town can afford the expense, which is something along the lines of several millions of Parallars!

I think, however, that you are a highly resourceful individual who can perhaps help us repair the machines; if not repair them yourself, then finding supplies and people to do that for us, without forcing us to bankruptcy.

I urge you, however, to review this offer as soon as possible – if our issues remain unsolved for too long, we simply won’t be able to produce enough ammunition to meet demand anymore – or worse, our machines are at risk of failing entirely, endangering all of our employees, and threatening a major shortage of ammo in the entirety of the Mazes! If this were to happen, we would be instantly ousted out of town… if not worse.

For the time being, we’re making do with what we can, but please, respond to this message and send us a positive answer! We really need your help! We would be very grateful and ready to offer you a substantial reward for your efforts, of course…” ```

[16-Aug-18 08:11 PM] Twib#7809 Well, they're fucked. And the third?

[16-Aug-18 08:12 PM] Tempest#5018 _From: Vivian Mossman-Meyer_ ```“Hi, we’ve probably never met before, but I’d like to meet you, we have much to discuss. My name is Vivian Mossman-Meyer, and one of my ancestors worked at the older Theoretical Physics facility in Roazon… It came to my attention that you entered the ghost town, and came back out alive, despite all areas of town having now completely collapsed. By definition, that makes you the very last person to have entered town.

By any chance, have you made it all the way to the grounds of the old research facility? Perhaps found something of interest? If you did, please, bring whatever you found with you, especially if they’re research documents. Depending on what you found, I may be willing to compensate you!

If you would like to meet, send a message in return, and meet me in Ferland Sector, at the Pork Bun Paradise restaurant. I’ll be more than happy to order for the both of us!” ```

[16-Aug-18 08:13 PM] Twib#7809 "Fucking people watching my every move." A positive answer to all three - I'll let Marcus know I'm taking care of a personal matter first, the Mayor that I'm willing to assist but it'll take me a few days to be available, and a yes to Vivian - but that since I'm in Roazon area, it's gonna be at least a day's travel. I'm not gonna bother hiring a merc now, since there's no more reason for me to be here. So, that being said - what are the shops like in Raven City? It's probably gonna be my only stop here, ever. Fuck the Northwestern Zone.

[16-Aug-18 08:17 PM] Tempest#5018 Quests activated:

    • M12: All that glisters...**

Objective 1: Make your way to the library in Sirvarris to find out more about the current situation

    • S3-3: Factory Blues**

Objective 1: Find Sheldon Rogak at the Ellen Sector Ammunition Factory

    • SX-03: Lambda Function**

Objective 1: Meet with Vivian Mossman-Meyer at the Pork Bun Paradise restaurant in Ferland Sector, preferably with at least one object of interest from Roazon

[16-Aug-18 08:17 PM] Twib#7809 Great.

[16-Aug-18 08:17 PM] Tempest#5018 _And just like that, you're back in business!_

[16-Aug-18 08:18 PM] Twib#7809 I'll do a quick check of the shops here, before leaving *and never fucking returning* I want my goddamn power armor

[16-Aug-18 08:18 PM] Tempest#5018 Don't say "never" too soon...

[16-Aug-18 08:18 PM] Twib#7809 Neeeeeeee-vaaaaaaar. But, let us move on.

[16-Aug-18 08:19 PM] Tempest#5018 < Raven City - Map > Food production: Aquaponics farm Water production: Natural water processing unit Residential areas: 2 (HR2 Dormitories, HR4 Single beds) + Hotel

   The hotel is called Blackfeather Hostel

Social square facilities: Hiring bureau, Bank, 1 bar (E5), 1 restaurant [Trattoria], 1 library

   The bar in E5 is called Battery Bar.
   The Trattoria in E7 is called Vito’s Ristorante.

Shops: Individual, 3 (Weapon shop, Clothes shop, Meds shop) Special facility: Laboratory (AUG - Chaosclaw's bionics workshop) Other facilities: Generator, Hospital, Town Hall

[16-Aug-18 08:20 PM] Twib#7809 I don't have neaaarly enough room for any actual shopping, so back to Station Delta it is. And from there a hop through the tunnels to where the fuck ever Ferland Sector is. Skip Travel to Station Delta, please.

[16-Aug-18 09:47 PM] Tempest#5018 _You exit the hiring bureau and make a beeline to the town exit, traveling 7 rooms to the Gap corridor..._ _You then skip through 20 rooms, 1 hour 40 minutes of traveling, until reaching Station Delta again. The time is now 6:52 PM._ Fatigue: 45.8% _Find some rest - or caffeine - soon._ [Station Delta - Town Entrance - Gap corridor]

[16-Aug-18 09:57 PM] Twib#7809 Fucking uggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggh. Back to the bar. In the mean time, 2 TB for Afterglow. Trying to hold back on the actual *orgasm* part. I just - I just need a bit of endorphins.

[16-Aug-18 09:59 PM] Tempest#5018 _Nevertheless, Afterglow works and does its job at calming your nerves and reducing Stress, Do you want to let Afterglow run its course fully before you order a drink?_

[16-Aug-18 09:59 PM] Twib#7809 Sure. Easier to do the math that way.

[16-Aug-18 10:00 PM] Tempest#5018 _It takes you 11 rooms to clear the distance between the Gap corridor and the counter room at Jerry's, the local crappy bar._

[16-Aug-18 10:00 PM] Twib#7809 Great.

[16-Aug-18 10:01 PM] Tempest#5018 _There, you sit at one of the stools, and wait for 4 turns (24 minutes)_, during which Afterglow's effect ends, having healed a total of 6.0% Stress, putting you at 2.0% total._

[16-Aug-18 10:01 PM] Twib#7809 "I need the biggest, blackest coffee. How much for a cup?"

[16-Aug-18 10:01 PM] Tempest#5018 _7:16 PM._

    • [Barkeep]** _<Boredly>_ One fifty.

[16-Aug-18 10:03 PM] Twib#7809 "Great." 15 bucks for 10 coffees. And I'll naturally guzzle them all.

[16-Aug-18 10:04 PM] Tempest#5018 _You drop 15 brass coins on the counter._ Money pouch: 24.50 P$ (5 brass, 39 cuni), 0.44 /20 [Food] Beverage - Cup of coffee, black. 14 ntri, 48 wtr - Agility+1, Alertness increase for 10 turns, Fatigue -4.0%, Stress +0.4% - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 10]

[16-Aug-18 10:05 PM] Twib#7809 And I'll guzzle them all. Good times, good times.

[16-Aug-18 10:06 PM] Tempest#5018 _Just as you're served the coffees and while you're drinking them, a young-looking, female lizard halfling Maze Soldier sits on a stool next to yours. The lizard-girl looks tired, and orders the same thing as you. Ten coffees._

[16-Aug-18 10:06 PM] Twib#7809 "Cheers."

[16-Aug-18 10:07 PM] Tempest#5018 1869 ntri (OK), 1137 wtr (Hydrated) Fatigue 10.0% (OK) Stress 6.0% (Moderate)

    • [Soldier]** Aye. _<She lifts one of her cups at you, before downing it all in one go, piping hot and everything.>_

[16-Aug-18 10:08 PM] Twib#7809 "Stay safe out there. Youkai are assholes."

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

    • [Soldier]**_<Amused snort.>_ Says the youkai in a military town. _<She smiles, though.>_

[16-Aug-18 10:09 PM] Twib#7809 "What can I say? My ma was human, *her* ma was human, **her** ma was human... Just my luck I take after Pa, you know?"

[16-Aug-18 10:09 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Soldier]** Damn. You're like me, you got fucked by the legacy.

[16-Aug-18 10:10 PM] Twib#7809 "Least you're allowed to join the Military. Preeetty sure Wright would have my head, and not in the fun way." "People in uniforms are too hot."

[16-Aug-18 10:12 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Soldier]** _<Surprised look.>_ Really. You'd join? First time I heard a youkai be so open about that... Well, it's not all that fun. Lots of latrine cleaning and hoping for some action... 'cept when the action comes, all hell breaks loose. Best a girl like me can hope is to be part of a big enough mess that my name ends up on a plaque in the middle of town, like the one that's there already.

[16-Aug-18 10:15 PM] Twib#7809 "Well, I'm in Raven City for a reason, right? Transhuman, right here." "Besideds - a girl like you can definitely get a statue." "Or a promotion. Best to aim for the promotion, it comes with less death."

[16-Aug-18 10:18 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Soldier]** Meh. I just joined for the benefits. And maybe a little bit because I thought there'd be some action. The most exciting thing I did this month was shoot _at_ a baby dragon so that my squadmate could finally justify choosing his stupid grenade launcher.
    • [Soldier]** Turns out there's not a whole lot of defending and UA patrolling to do in these parts.

[16-Aug-18 10:19 PM] Twib#7809 "You are in the middle of bumfuck nowhere." "But hey, if you want an ordinary life, more power to you."

[16-Aug-18 10:19 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Soldier]** Least I'm not in the 3rd Company. _<Mocking smirk.>_

[16-Aug-18 10:20 PM] Twib#7809 "And what's the 3rd Company like?"

[16-Aug-18 10:21 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Soldier]** I heard they've got a whole squad of school rejects who can barely align sights, but they're just slightly above the threshold of "too incompetent to serve", so they put 'em in that squad because they don't know what the fuck to do with them.
    • [Soldier]** I can deal with boredom and not being able to kill anything bigger that a stray coyote for months. I can't deal with morons.

[16-Aug-18 10:23 PM] Twib#7809 "Girl like you'll go far, at least. What's your name?"

[16-Aug-18 10:24 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Soldier]** Gina. You?

[16-Aug-18 10:25 PM] Twib#7809 "Reina Miyako-Knight. Contestant. Supposedly." She gestures to the Amulet from Fort Silver. "It's not as cool as it sounds until you can get two."

[16-Aug-18 10:27 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Soldier]** Well I'll be damned, there's a big shot in town. I knew I was right to sneak out on cleaning duty for a coffee today. Don't chat up every soldier you see, though. Some of em joined for the opportunity to put holes in people like you.
    • [Soldier]** You seem cool, though.

[16-Aug-18 10:28 PM] Twib#7809 "I'd rather they plug up my holes, but I'll have to be a bigger shot first."

[16-Aug-18 10:28 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Soldier]** _<Grimace, then gigglesnort.>_ Gross. They all like that where you come from? Hah. I getchu. It's just rare to see someone from your side being pro-military.

[16-Aug-18 10:30 PM] Twib#7809 "There are things I think the Military could be doing better, instead of a race war, but they're not all bad. Youkai terrorists though, eurgh." "Got a last name, Gina? I'll have to bug Wight to look you up once he gives me his Amulet."

[16-Aug-18 10:32 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Soldier]** Sorry, I should go, my shift hasn't actually ended. Twas cool talking with someone new at least. Y'take care of yourself, aight?

_She pat-pats your back while hopping off of her stool, leaving the ten empty cups on the counter - prompting the barkeep to groan._

[16-Aug-18 10:32 PM] Twib#7809 "Well, maybe another time." Alright, to the Engineering Tunnels.

[16-Aug-18 10:33 PM] Tempest#5018 _12 rooms later..._ [Generator facility - ESSN service hatch room] _In which direction are you going?_

[16-Aug-18 10:35 PM] Twib#7809 There's a tunnel to Gehrin, rigt? The Demonic Capital? I think that's closest - yeah, Gehin ti Station Sigma to Ferland Sector.

[16-Aug-18 10:36 PM] Tempest#5018 Gehen? Yeah. It'll take 250 turns / 22 hours to get there.

[16-Aug-18 10:37 PM] Twib#7809 Gehin it is.

[16-Aug-18 10:42 PM] Tempest#5018 _You spend a turn to go down the hatch, and you start your tunnel voyage across the Mazes, this time going to the Southern Zone, straight to the Demonic Capital of the Mazes: Gehen..._

_Please wait while Reina travels..._ _Breakday, Quartema 25, Year 704. The time is now 5:16 PM. You arrived in Gehen, and climbed up the hatch leading you to the service room there._ Fatigue: 62.8% - Tired [Reputation check] Demonic: +162 - Acquainted _You're free to enter the town._

[16-Aug-18 10:46 PM] Twib#7809 I need a bar and another 10 rounds of coffee. So where's the nearest watering hole?

[16-Aug-18 10:56 PM] Tempest#5018 < Gehen - Town Map > Food production: Hell Horns of Plenty Water production: UA water recycling unit Residential areas: 5 (HR1 Bunkdorms, HR1 Bunkdorms, HR1 Bunkdorms, HR4 Single beds, HR4 Single beds) + Hotel

   The first HR4 residential area is known as Red Horn Residences.
   The hotel is called The Manticore’s Lodge.

Social square facilities: Hiring bureau, Bank, 2 bars, 2 restaurants [Diner, Dim Sum], Takeout stand, Shooting range, Library, Casino, Strip club, Dojo, Style shop

   The bar in E4 is called Club Abaddon. It’s the “cooler” place to hang out at, favored by the local Demonics. The bar frequently plays heavy metal.
   The bar in E5 is called The Pit. The more conservative of the drinking establishments in Gehen, it is favored by those who want a quieter atmosphere.
   The Diner in D7 is called Mountain of Meat.
   The Dim Sum joint in E7 is called The Fire Cauldron.
   The strip club in E10 is called Club Asmodeus.

Shops: 3 individual (Weapon shop, Engineering workshop, Jewelry store) Special facility: Dark Sanctum (Great Sanctum) Other facilities: Hospital, Generator, Town Hall

[16-Aug-18 10:56 PM] Twib#7809 E5, the Pit please.

[16-Aug-18 11:00 PM] Tempest#5018 _12 rooms later..._ [Gehen - Social Square - Bar, "The Pit", counter room]

_The music in this bar isn't metal, but it's ambiance drones overlaid with the sound of flames. It's only an impression given by the interior design, but it -feels- as though it's hot - like in a pit of hell, presumably - in this bar..._

[16-Aug-18 11:02 PM] Twib#7809 I'll head over to the bar, pop down 15 bucks, abd order another 10 coffees.

[16-Aug-18 11:05 PM] Tempest#5018 _You're running out of cash; a trip to the bank will soon be necessary. Nevertheless, you plop down thirty Cuni coins (30 x 0.5 = 15) - since you don't have enough anymore in brass to pay for 10 coffees._

Money pouch: 9.50 P$ (5 brass, 9 cuni), 0.14 /20

[16-Aug-18 11:06 PM] Twib#7809 That's fine. I just really, *really* need my coffee. After I guzzle that down, I'll be able to make the trip to whatshername the Power Armor Scientist.

[16-Aug-18 11:11 PM] Tempest#5018 [Food] Beverage - Cup of coffee, black. 14 ntri, 48 wtr - Agility+1, Alertness increase for 10 turns, Fatigue -4.0%, Stress +0.4% - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 10]

[16-Aug-18 11:13 PM] Twib#7809 And aaaaaaaaaall of it goes down my throat.

[16-Aug-18 11:13 PM] Tempest#5018 1115 ntri - OK 1167 wtr - Hydrated 25.2% Fatigue 10.0% Stress

[16-Aug-18 11:14 PM] Twib#7809 Great. To Station Sigma!

[16-Aug-18 11:18 PM] Tempest#5018 _11 rooms later, you reach Gehen's Gap Corridor... and you prepare to travel._

[16-Aug-18 11:19 PM] Twib#7809 Skip Travel, please.

[16-Aug-18 11:22 PM] Tempest#5018 _23 rooms and 1 hour 55 minutes later, you make it to the military town of Station Sigma. The time is now 7:11 PM._ _Do you want to go straight to Ferland from here?_

[16-Aug-18 11:25 PM] Twib#7809 Yes. I haven't slept for over a day because I'm running away from a drugged up corpse.

[16-Aug-18 11:29 PM] Tempest#5018 _You skip through another 28 rooms (2 hours 20 minutes)._

[16-Aug-18 11:29 PM] Twib#7809 Great. Finally.

  • fucking* finally.

Let's get my ass to the Dim Sum Restraunt and order *every fucking thing on that menu*

[16-Aug-18 11:30 PM] Tempest#5018 _The time is now 9:31 PM, and you're now in Ferland Sector. Home of the **modern** Theoretical Physics Science Team._

[16-Aug-18 11:31 PM] Twib#7809 Great. I have a fucking helmet and a hard drive burning in my pocket .

[16-Aug-18 11:32 PM] Tempest#5018 I have a gigantic pile of crap to move to your vault, but I can deal with listing the items in full at the end of the session if you want, if you'd rather meet with Vivian and see what she wants from you first.

[16-Aug-18 11:33 PM] Twib#7809 Yes, please. I'll need to go to the Bank at the end anyways for money filtering and dumping all my clothes.

[16-Aug-18 11:33 PM] Tempest#5018 (and for withdrawing cash) (seriously don't leave that wallet empty)

[16-Aug-18 11:35 PM] Twib#7809 Hence 'money filtering'

[16-Aug-18 11:35 PM] Tempest#5018 Oh, okay. Alright. Where to next? Dim Sum restaurant right now? or do you want a town map?

[16-Aug-18 11:36 PM] Twib#7809 Dim Sum.

[16-Aug-18 11:38 PM] Tempest#5018 _Just as well, too... After walking the 11 rooms to the local Dim Sum restaurant, you find yourself hungry..._ _Among the customers dining and wining, you see a lone female mouse halfling at one table, waiting for someone without a meal in front of her; she's wearing a lab coat, has blonde hair, and white mouse ears._

[16-Aug-18 11:40 PM] Twib#7809 "Cute." Reina'll just sit herself down, clearly exhausted from her journey. "Hi there. So, how'd you find out about me, considering I was literally the first person to go there after the Military cleaned up the rubble, and then immediately left?"

[16-Aug-18 11:42 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Well! You must be the Contestant. Well, first of all, I can tell you right now that the military hasn't approached Roazon in probably hundreds of years. If they even cared about the UA route between I-01 and Roazon, the locals would have noticed.
    • [Vivian]** So, sorry, but you're chasing the wrong animal on that one...

[16-Aug-18 11:44 PM] Twib#7809 "I watched three Engineers complain about being part of the military as they were cleaning up, said something about bringing the debris back to a Military City. But, hey, less military less problems. Are you Gordon Freeman's kid?" "Well, descendant." "Since you're probably not a direct relation."

[16-Aug-18 11:44 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Okay, first of all... slow down with the questions. I can't answer them all if you don't let me speak.
    • [Vivian]** To answer your first question, about how I found out about you... I have contacts in the Intersection, and they've been talking about you. A lot, actually. They said it was two of you who came in, two of you came out, yet you're alone. Then I've asked around as to why and I realized you had a hired merc with you, and from the looks of it, she died of an overdose, or something like that. Is that true? Was she with you in Roazon?

[16-Aug-18 11:49 PM] Twib#7809 "There were monsters in that place *I am literally incapable of describing* and we were trapped in there without any food, water, or light for at least two days." "Rie took drugs to stay alive and I dragged us out. Then she died before I could treat her."

[16-Aug-18 11:54 PM] Tempest#5018 _Vivian makes the mother of all eyebrow-raising expressions._

[16-Aug-18 11:57 PM] Twib#7809 "So pardon me if I look like shit, because I have not slept in a little over 4 days now and I want to see this through to the end."

[16-Aug-18 11:57 PM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** _Now_ you're not bullshitting anymore.
    • [Vivian]** You do look like crap, no offense. How about you order something?

[17-Aug-18 12:04 AM] Twib#7809 "Don't piss off the lady who has all the data you want. No bullshit happened. Also, pork buns." "And I'll be ordering way more before this is done."

[17-Aug-18 12:07 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** So as I was saying, the people in I-01 have been talking about you, a fair amount in fact, and you and your deceased partner are the first people to ever make it out of Roazon alive. In fact you're the first to even approach the damn place in years.
    • [Vivian]** So please, tell me, have you managed to reach the Menezdu Research Facility, or what's left of it? Have you found anything of importance, like research documents, artifacts, data, anything of the sort?

[17-Aug-18 12:09 AM] Twib#7809 "Well, I found out that the old theoretical physics team were responsible for maoing halflings, magicians, and psychics." "But I imagine you already knew that." making*

[17-Aug-18 12:12 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Okay.. but did you find anything else? Anything tangible?

[17-Aug-18 12:16 AM] Twib#7809 "I found guns and a grenade launcher used to fight off murderous psychics. I found random papers that talked about scientists raping their test subjects. You're clearly looking for something, so tell me what it *is.*"

[17-Aug-18 12:21 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** ... You realize that _you're_ the one who went, so _you_ should know if you've found anything that stands out, right? I don't -know- what you've found, I'm just hoping you found something other than weapons. Something that could be useful for me to study, yknow?
    • [Vivian]** So please, stop insulting my intelligence, either show me what you've got, or get out of that seat...

[17-Aug-18 12:32 AM] Twib#7809 Hard drive and helmet come out. "People died for this, so I'd like you to give more due to the dead."

[17-Aug-18 12:36 AM] Tempest#5018 _Vivian's facial expression changes, and she goes from skeptical to ... a mix of surprised and sad._

    • [Vivian]** ... I apologize. I ... didn't think you were serious at first, but... you've just had to go through the death of a partner, and... I want to say, a friend.
    • [Vivian]** I'm sorry. But ... this. What you're showing me. This isn't just anything... Is that Dr Freeman's research data? The stuff about advanced personal protective equipment? It has to be, this helmet looks a lot like what it was said to look like... I thought it was lost… We never found out why he chose to seal it away, it was commonly believed to have been destroyed during the Catastrophe… Yet you found it. Was the helmet the only thing you found?

[17-Aug-18 12:39 AM] Twib#7809 "I also found a full working suit of armor, but it *was a full suit of armor.* For non-youkai." "Rie died for power armor neither of us could use. We grabbed what we could - the helmet and the data - and booked it." "Freeman left it behind as bait for the scientists that caused the Catastrophe. We found monsters still chewing on their bones."

[17-Aug-18 12:42 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** ... Look, this is actually huge. Pretty huge. I might be able to do something with this. While I seriously doubt the part about monsters... this is real.

_Vivian pulls out a heavy, chunky laptop from a backpack under the table - hers._ _She connects the hard drive to it, and you can hear the heavy, metallic clicky sounds of her keys._

    • [Vivian]** ... Yes. That's it. I have always wanted to continue the good doctor’s research, advanced body armor technology would help the entirety of the Mazes if the technology became commonplace. But in the meantime, I could help you. Tell you what; I will be taking this with me to the lab, and try to work on this during the night shifts, as a personal project, so that I can produce extra suits and helmets, in case you wanted to equip friends of yours, or if you needed replacements, just in case. And... ...Huh.

_Her facial expression changes. It becomes intrigued, her eyes locked on what appears to be very complicated blueprint files._

[17-Aug-18 12:44 AM] Twib#7809 "Youkai. If you can't make it fit me this is all rather useless. Oh, and let me guess - this is just data for a prototype and Freeman had blueprints for an even better suit of armor?"

[17-Aug-18 12:45 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Partial ones. But... Since you're a youkai, I _think_ I can finish his work and produce those youkai versions he planned. It's mentioned numerous times, it's even in the instruction manual for the original armor, that he always wanted all species to use his technology.
    • [Vivian]** If you’re willing to help me out, I may even be willing to improve this Power Armor technology, perhaps create versions compatible with youkai, or maybe even improved capabilities. I’m sure there are ways to improve that thing. I’ll be going back to my lab, now – thank you so much for this! Oh, right, I did promise compensation… Would 3000 P$ in cash be of interest to you? I have gold coins, I can pay you right here right now.

_You can respond in a number of ways._

[17-Aug-18 12:50 AM] Twib#7809 "I want Youkai Power Armor. How much funding do you need and what do I have to do to convince you to keep it quiet? You already said this was a night shift project, so you have your own reasons to keep your mouth shut, I take it?"

[17-Aug-18 12:52 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Look, I won't be able to hide that I'm working on this project from my team, but I'm also... well, I hate to sound like I'm a show-off, but I'm fairly well-respected. If I want something, it gets done.
    • [Vivian]** If you want an exclusivity clause, it's already yours. It's _your_ discovery, the only thing I'm asking you is to accept payment for it, and -if you want me to-, to help me find what I need to work on improvements. You'll get compensation for this work, each time. I can't give you suits of armor for free (since I'm taking up lab time and lab resources on this), but you can certainly reinvest some of that money into buying the suits.
    • [Vivian]** Other than that, I'm not going to sell this tech to anyone but you, and whoever else you approve of.
    • [Vivian]** Think of it as me opening my own little VIP workshop, and you're the only person on the VIP list...

[17-Aug-18 12:56 AM] Twib#7809 "Then how much for a set od Youkai Power Armor and when can I buy one? I'll go hunt down your materials, but I also want a Mark 1 or whatever as soon as possible." "And I want the upgrade as soon as its available, too."

[17-Aug-18 12:57 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Well, I don't know. It doesn't exist yet. I'm going to need to study how the normal Power Armor functions, first. So that when I'm confident I can make my own, I can move on with building the youkai version. But, I take it you're interested in that deal? Would you like me to open my, ah... "Power Armor Workshop", of sorts?

[17-Aug-18 12:59 AM] Twib#7809 "Yes. All I want is an estimated timeframe is all. And to get started on hunting down whatevwr you need to finish."

[17-Aug-18 01:00 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Well... I'd say that in about 24 hours, you'd be able to swing by the lab and come see me directly. I'll have a better idea of what needs to be done, and if there's anything I require of you, I could tell you. I'm gonna need a full day just to study the contents of the hard drive. Gosh... I already know I'll be up all night studying this stuff. So, is that a yes?

[17-Aug-18 01:02 AM] Twib#7809 "Sure. Do you need the helmet, too?"

[17-Aug-18 01:03 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** If you don't mind? You _can_ keep it if you want, but it'd help me out a lot to have a model to study. Even if it's just the helmet.

[17-Aug-18 01:04 AM] Twib#7809 "I can't use it. Just give it back when you're done, I don't want to pay for a new helmet if this all works out." It goes to her.

[17-Aug-18 01:04 AM] Tempest#5018 _Do you wish to accept the 3000 P$ (in the form of 30 gold coins) she is offering in exchange to seal the deal, or do you want to add something else?_

[17-Aug-18 01:05 AM] Twib#7809 I'm not entirely sure what else there is to add.

[17-Aug-18 01:05 AM] Tempest#5018 _You gave Vivian the hard drive, G. Freeman's key card, and the Power Armor Helmet._ _In exchange, she gives you this:_ [Money] 100 P$ coin - 1 Au - Gold - Weight: (variable, 0.05 per coin) - [Quantity: 30]

    • [Vivian]** Thank you, thank you! Thank you so much! I’m going to be taking this to my laboratory… Come back in 24 hours! You know where the lab is, right? Just ask for Vivian at the lobby, I’ll be there right away. See you soon, hopefully!

_SX-03 Objective 1 complete._ _Come back in 24 hours to activate the next objective._

[17-Aug-18 01:07 AM] Twib#7809 "You still owe me food!"

[17-Aug-18 01:08 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** _<She flags down the waitress as she passes by.>_ Hey, Caroline? Give her a menu, ask her what she wants to order, and put it the first 100 P$ of it on my tab. _<Back at you>_ Thanks again, miss Contestant. I hope to see you tomorrow!

Backpack/Main: 121.64 /150 Money pouch: 3009.50 P$ (5 brass, 9 cuni, 30 gold), 1.64 /20 _And just like that, you're 3k richer..._

[17-Aug-18 01:11 AM] Twib#7809 "I wasted over 3k on Rie. This wasn't worth it at all."

[17-Aug-18 01:14 AM] Tempest#5018

    • [Vivian]** Oh, that's only the money I'm giving you to seal the deal. Work with me, help me develop this technology, and you'll walk away with a lot more money than that. Like I said, when I want something, I get it _done_. I'm hoping you're of the same mentality.

[17-Aug-18 01:15 AM] Twib#7809 "I'm not talking about *money* here."

[17-Aug-18 01:15 AM] Tempest#5018 _She then excuses herself, bids you goodbye, and leaves the restaurant._

[17-Aug-18 01:15 AM] Twib#7809 "Bitch.".

[17-Aug-18 01:15 AM] Tempest#5018 _She didn't hear that last one._ _The waitress didn't either._ (( We will order food on the next session. (( Is that OK?

[17-Aug-18 01:17 AM] Twib#7809 That's fine.

[17-Aug-18 01:19 AM] Tempest#5018 [Session #114 ; Session end]