Log:V4 Session 87 (Meta, no ontology)

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Apr 05 17:17:34 <Hebizuka> [Session start!] Apr 05 17:18:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Welcome back to the Mazes, Reina Miyako-Knight. On the last session, you had just accepted to take this peculiar request from Mr. Miller, starting Sidequest S3-1. You are still in Heshbar's Hiring Bureau, and it is currently 9:39 PM in the Mazes._ Apr 05 17:19:37 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Alright, Priam, we have fucked around WAY TOO HARD, let's get back to work. To Neo Khazrun!" Apr 05 17:21:45 <HashiBot> <Reina> Skip Travel once we're out of Heshbar. Apr 05 17:32:41 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _7 rooms later, you're in the gap corridor, facing the next directions. You're preparing to skip-travel from Heshbar to Neo Khazrun..._ Apr 05 17:33:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You will skip through 22 rooms, traveling for 1 hour and 50 minutes. Confirm?_ Apr 05 17:34:51 <HashiBot> <Reina> Yuuuuup. Apr 05 17:34:55 <HashiBot> <Reina> TIME TO GO SHOPPIIIIING Apr 05 17:35:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Skippety skippin'..._ Apr 05 17:39:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _It's 11:29 PM when you reach Neo Khazrun, the largest town of the Mazes. And even at this hour, you've seen many travelers coming and going - mostly going, that is._ Apr 05 17:39:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Neo Khazrun town rep: +0. You're free to enter. Apr 05 17:40:45 <HashiBot> <Reina> It's laaaaate. Apr 05 17:41:14 <HashiBot> <Reina> "I want to stock up first before we do Hebi's dirty work. Let's go to the workshop, I want to finish up that damned Drill Arm./ Apr 05 17:41:25 <HashiBot> <Reina> To the social square and then the workshop? Apr 05 17:42:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** It seems like to me that we're doing an engineer's dirty work instead... Apr 05 17:42:49 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Head Engiee was told about me by Hebi. So, chain of command, we're doing her dirty work." Apr 05 17:44:40 <HashiBot> <Reina> I can't waaaait to just bust out a goddamn Drill Arm. Apr 05 17:44:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _8 rooms later, you make it to the Social Square Center of Neo Khazrun. The town's large size, affluence and long history is reflected in the rich decoration, some of which appears to be preserved from its medieval roots. You see a memorial dedicated to the memory of Colonel Morgan Phasma, leader of the Maze Military from E7-504 to his death E7-531. If you approach closer, you can read the details._ Apr 05 17:46:57 <HashiBot> <Reina> Ohhhh, might as well. I'll approach it to take a look, and then head to the workshop. Apr 05 17:50:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Memorial] This memorial is dedicated to COLONEL MORGAN PHASMA, courageous leader of the Maze Military (E7-504 - E7-531). In this city, on Nonama 21 of the year 531, seventh era, Colonel Morgan Phasma fell victim, in an assassination event carried out by youkai terrorists. Despite a drawn-out firefight and valiant efforts by the local medical team to save his life, Colonel Phasma succumbed to his eight gunshot wounds later Apr 05 17:50:03 <HashiBot> that day. On this day, the world lost one of the greatest military leaders of the Mazes' history. May he rest forever in peace. Apr 05 17:50:33 <HashiBot> <Reina> Cool. Moving on with my liiiiiiiife. Apr 05 17:50:45 <HashiBot> <Reina> "So, Priam, what year and era is it?" Apr 05 17:51:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** Era 7, year 704. Today is Quartema 18. Apr 05 17:52:21 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Christ, this war's been going on for over 170 years." Apr 05 17:52:31 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Can't wait to put a fuckin' stop to that." Apr 05 17:52:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** A lot longer than that. It's thousands of years, really. Apr 05 17:52:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** Pretty much ever since there _have_ been youkai in this world. Apr 05 17:54:06 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Gods, you guys fuckin' suck at this war thing." Apr 05 17:54:24 <HashiBot> <Reina> "At least the Demons and Angels have a reason for it. This is just sorta sad." Apr 05 17:55:15 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Ah, but less chatting, more walking. I haven't slept in 24 hours and I have thiiiiings to do." Apr 05 17:55:41 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Do you want to take a look at the town map?_ Apr 05 17:55:50 <HashiBot> <Reina> Yes. Apr 05 17:55:56 <HashiBot> <Reina> And then I'll go to the Workshop. Apr 05 17:58:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Oh, man, I'm an idiot. Apr 05 17:58:33 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( I gave you the wrong memorial. Apr 05 17:58:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( Phasma's memorial was in the mall. The one in the social square center is for another person Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> < Neo Khazrun - Town map > Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> Food production: Hydroponics / Cloning farm Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> Water production: Natural water processing unit Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> Residential areas: 5 regular (HR1 Bunkdorms, HR1 Bunkdorms, HR2 Dormitories, HR2 Dormitories, HR2 Dormitories) + 3 special (HR3 Double beds, HR4 Single beds, HV villa) + Hotel Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> Neo Khazrun’s three special residential areas are collectively known as the “VIP Zone”. Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> The third HR2 residential area is called Impetus Lodges. Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> The HR3 residential area in the VIP Zone is known as Knight Errant Residences. Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> The hotel is called Khazrun Hostel. Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> Social square facilities: Hiring bureau, Bank, 2 bars, 2 restaurants [Trattoria, Izakaya], Takeout stand, Shooting range, Library (Silverlight), Casino, Strip club, Dojo, Style shop Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> The social square center has a memorial dedicated to the memory of Mayor Rodney Vanden, who was murdered in E7-55 on live television during the Spectrum acts of terror. Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> The bar in E4 is called The Jolly Dragon, and has a more medieval feel, oriented towards tourists and partygoers. Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> The bar in E5 is called King Gulram’s Inn, and although it also has a name bearing historical significance, it is more frequented by locals and regulars. Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> The trattoria in E7 is called Knight’s Delights. Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> The izakaya in D7 is called Izakaya De Luxe. Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> Shops: Mall, 10 emplacements (Weapon shop, Gun shop, Forge, Delicatessen, Clothing shop, Engineering workshop, Jewelry store, Casino, Restaurant [Diner], Bar) Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> The diner in the mall is called Silver Castle. Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> The bar in the mall is called Larry’s, and is a modern establishment that is there more for the convenience of a watering hole in the mall than anything else. Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> The mall also notably has a memorial dedicated to the memory of Colonel Morgan Phasma, Maze Military leader from E7-504 until his assassination at the hands of youkai activists in E7-531. Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> Special facility: Laboratory (PC – Physics/Chemistry) Apr 05 18:00:29 <Hebizuka> Other facilities: Generator, Hospital Apr 05 18:01:58 <HashiBot> <Reina> Okay, Workshop. Apr 05 18:03:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** This town has seen a lot of horror. Apr 05 18:03:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** May we bring the same terror to the Angelic towns one day. Apr 05 18:03:52 <HashiBot> <Reina> "We don't want to do that." Apr 05 18:04:07 <HashiBot> <Reina> "That'd make converting them a LOT more difficult." Apr 05 18:04:29 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Sometimes, dialing back on the violence pays out in the long run." Apr 05 18:04:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** You speak strange words, sometimes. Apr 05 18:04:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _13 rooms later, after going through the busy social square and the bustling mall area, you reach the engineering workshop._ Apr 05 18:05:31 <HashiBot> <Reina> "You just stand back and learn at your Mistress's feet, Priam." Apr 05 18:06:04 <HashiBot> <Reina> Reina walks in, not feeling the fatigue or the stress of the upcoming job at ALL. Shopping does things to a girl. "I need your inventory, stat. Got Drill Arms to build and things to drill." Apr 05 18:07:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engie]** I'll check my inventory. Did you need any specific items? Apr 05 18:07:44 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Copper wire, infrared sensors, and maaaybe a giant drill bit." Apr 05 18:10:56 <Hebizuka> < Neo Khazrun engineering workshop > Apr 05 18:10:56 <Hebizuka> [Crafting ingredients] Apr 05 18:10:56 <Hebizuka> Mobile phone - Qty: 4 - 300 P$ Apr 05 18:10:56 <Hebizuka> Mobile phone battery - Qty: 6 - 50 P$ Apr 05 18:10:56 <Hebizuka> Titanium-plated jockstrap - 450 P$ Apr 05 18:10:56 <Hebizuka> Box of 20 torque threaded arrowheads - 100 P$ Apr 05 18:10:56 <Hebizuka> Stylish old revolver grips - Qty: 2 - 300 P$ Apr 05 18:10:56 <Hebizuka> Custom revolver frame and barrel - Qty: 2 - 500 P$ Apr 05 18:10:56 <Hebizuka> Giant drill bit - 750 P$ Apr 05 18:10:56 <Hebizuka> Long pistol frame - 300 P$ Apr 05 18:10:56 <Hebizuka> Box of carbon nanotube fiber sheets - 300 P$ Apr 05 18:10:56 <Hebizuka> Titanium carbide chains for chainsaw - 700 P$ Apr 05 18:13:00 <HashiBot> <Reina> "I'll buy the Giant Drill Bit, one of the stylish grips, aaaand... fuck it, I'll buy the Titanium Carbide chains too. Don't suppose you're selling a chainsaw to go with it?" Apr 05 18:14:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engie]** Nope, wrong shop for that. Might wanna check out the weapon shop, or the forge. Apr 05 18:14:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** Um, miss Reina?... Apr 05 18:14:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** You do know that I have a chainsaw, right?... Apr 05 18:14:46 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Yes. Because I gave it to you." Apr 05 18:15:05 <HashiBot> <Reina> "I was gonna see if I wanted to make a combat chainsaw in addition to the drill arm." Apr 05 18:16:04 <HashiBot> <Reina> "But I don't care thaaaaaat much, sooo nix the chainsaw chains. I just want the Giant bit and the Grips." Apr 05 18:16:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engie]** Okay, that will be 1050 P$. Apr 05 18:17:12 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Not a problem. How much for lessons and a kit, by the way? Maybe I can bum some copper wire off the engineers..." Apr 05 18:18:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engie]** Crafting lessons? 600 P$. I've got two crafting toolkits left for sale, 500 apiece. Apr 05 18:21:23 <HashiBot> <Reina> Phone call, 650 to Neo Khazrun's Workshop. Apr 05 18:21:40 <HashiBot> <Reina> Alongside any neccessary fees. I certainly don't mind, I'M FUCKING RICH. Apr 05 18:21:46 <HashiBot> <Reina> Oh, wait, no. Apr 05 18:21:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> 1050 rather? Apr 05 18:21:53 <HashiBot> <Reina> I need a toolkit too, so that's 2150. Apr 05 18:21:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Oh. Okay. Apr 05 18:22:12 <HashiBot> <Reina> I'll just pay for the lessons now, in case I can get any copper wire from the engineers. Apr 05 18:22:47 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You've transferred 2150 P$ from your bank account to the Neo Khazrun workshop, setting your shop credit to that amount._ Apr 05 18:23:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Your mobile phone ran out of battery._ Apr 05 18:24:01 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Alright, handsome. I'm paying for lessons, so you better guide my hips~" Apr 05 18:24:25 <HashiBot> <Reina> Pop the battery out, put a new one in - alongside all my new goodies~ Apr 05 18:26:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You spent a turn to drop the backpack, and another to swap the dead battery with a fresh one._ Apr 05 18:26:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> You have 1 spare mobile phone battery remaining in the backpack. Your phone is back at [6/6]. Apr 05 18:27:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You then confirmed the purchase of crafting lessons, as well as that of a giant drill bit and a pair of stylish old revolver grips, for 1650 P$ total, leaving 500 P$ in shop credit._ Apr 05 18:27:38 <Hebizuka> [Item] Stylish old revolver grips. These revolver grips are made out of carved ivory and are quite classy, but it is unknown what kind of revolver they fit onto. - Weight: 1 Apr 05 18:27:40 <Hebizuka> [Item] Giant drill bit. Made of a metal called high speed steel, and coated in titanium nitride. It is capable of cutting through a lot of materials. - Weight: 1 Apr 05 18:30:22 <HashiBot> <Reina> "So, crafting lessons. And 500 for a kit once I'm done. It's not that hard, right? get the right stuff, put it together, come out with something amazing?" Apr 05 18:30:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engie]** You'll get the hang of it in no time. Now, come over here, I'll show you the basics... Apr 05 18:31:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Basics of crafting!_ Apr 05 18:31:50 <HashiBot> <Tempest> In order to put things together, you need a crafting toolkit, a "recipe", and matching ingredient items. Recipes are usually found on blueprints, which list the full list of ingredients for a given item, a hint as to what the item is, and the difficulty level. Apr 05 18:33:36 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Once you have all the necessary items, you may use a crafting toolkit to attempt building the object. Crafting toolkits are consumables. Every recipe has a difficulty level, from 1 to 3 - the toolkit determines the basic chances of success. Difficulty level 1 is 75%, 2 is 50%, 3 is 25%. As your skill level increases, so do the chances of success - every level above Level 1 adds +10% to the chances of success, up to a Apr 05 18:33:36 <HashiBot> maximum of +40% at Skill level 5 (Master). Apr 05 18:34:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> You will spend 1 turn and burn 1 crafting toolkit use per attempt at building an object. It may take several tries, so always make sure you have enough kits (and enough time!) Apr 05 18:34:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> If you _do_ have a blueprint, it's still extra helpful. Not only do you have the full recipe laid out, but blueprints give you a **+15%** success bonus. Apr 05 18:35:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Did you get all of that? Apr 05 18:36:51 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Yup. I'd like to buy a toolkit now." Apr 05 18:37:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You spent the last of your store credit to buy a crafting toolkit._ Apr 05 18:37:16 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Annnd, I don't suppose you have a blueprint for a Drill Arm, do you?" Apr 05 18:37:19 <Hebizuka> [Crafting] (Toolkit) Crafting toolkit - an essential set of tools required to craft items. Can be used up to 20 times. - Weight: 1 - [20/20] Apr 05 18:37:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engie]** I'll go check. Apr 05 18:39:05 <Hebizuka> [Blueprints] Apr 05 18:39:05 <Hebizuka> Level 3, Scara - 50 P$ Apr 05 18:39:05 <Hebizuka> Level 2, PenGun - 25 P$ Apr 05 18:39:05 <Hebizuka> Level 1, CordR - 10 P$ Apr 05 18:39:05 <Hebizuka> Level 1, SRA-FL - 10 P$ Apr 05 18:39:05 <Hebizuka> Level 3, Combat-CS - 50 P$ Apr 05 18:39:05 <Hebizuka> Level 1, 2SStake - 10 P$ Apr 05 18:39:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engie]** Didn't find a Drill blueprint, but here's what I got. Apr 05 18:41:10 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Laters then." Apr 05 18:41:15 <HashiBot> <Reina> To the Gun shop! Apr 05 18:41:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You add the purchases to your backpack..._ Apr 05 18:42:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You have unlocked **Crafting skill!** It has now been set to Lv1 - Unskilled. You may now start crafting objects!_ Apr 05 18:42:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _All non-combat skills have been unlocked!_ Apr 05 18:44:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> BP/Main: 111.04 /150 Apr 05 18:44:44 <HashiBot> <Reina> Gun shop for my CAWS! Apr 05 18:45:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _5 rooms later, and you're at the Neo Khazrun gun shop. Despite the fact it's nearly midnight, there are still a lot of customers chatting about in there!_ Apr 05 18:47:23 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Need 12 gauge shotguns and accessories, so pony up what's in stock handsome!" Apr 05 18:54:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Gun shop owner]** You got it. I'll bring you the list. Apr 05 18:56:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Gun shop owner]** I've got a Mossberg 183T (.410 bore) in the new guns section, and a used Mossberg 500 Persuader (12 gauge). As for the ammo, did you want to look at .410, 12 gauge, or both? Apr 05 18:57:40 <HashiBot> <Reina> "12 gauge. And accessories." Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> < Neo Khazrun gun shop > Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> 12 gauge - 10 boxes for sale (10 shells per box) Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> Standard line - 7 boxes Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> > Standard Plated Buckshot - 1 box - 70 P$ Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> > Standard Rubber Buckshot - 2 boxes - 30 P$ Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> > Standard FMJ Slug - 1 box - 80 P$ Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> > Standard Slug - 1 box - 70 P$ Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> > Standard HP Slug - 1 box - 100 P$ Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> > Standard Flechette - 1 box - 120 P$ Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> Tactical line (-P) - 3 boxes Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> > Tactical Buckshot - 1 box - 54 P$ Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> > Tactical Rubber Buckshot - 2 boxes - 27 P$ Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> [Weapon accessories] Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> Underbarrel grenade launcher: GP-30 Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> Optic, Scope: G3 ZF6 (6x), HK claw mount Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> Muzzle brake, Rifle, Standard, .260/6.7mm Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> Bayonet: G36 Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> Optic, Scope: PSO-1 (4x), WP side mount Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> Optic, Scope: Schmidt & Bender PM II (12x), NATO rail Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> Bayonet: Glock Feldmesser 78 Apr 05 19:15:22 <Hebizuka> Muzzle brake, Pistol, standard, .50 Apr 05 19:16:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Gun shop owner]** Here's what I got. See anything you need? Apr 05 19:18:22 <HashiBot> <Reina> "I'll buy the plated buck, both rubber buck, the tactical buck, both rhe tactical rubber bucks, and the flechette. " Apr 05 19:19:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Gun shop owner]** Lotta shotgun shells! Anything else? Apr 05 19:19:46 <HashiBot> <Reina> "No, I'm fine. Ring me up, and I'll call the bank." Apr 05 19:20:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Gun shop owner]** It'll be 301 P$. Yep. 301. Apr 05 19:20:55 <HashiBot> <Reina> 301 outta the bag! Apr 05 19:22:45 <HashiBot> <Reina> And all my sweet, sweet ammo into the bag. Apr 05 19:27:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You paid in cash for 50 rounds of 12 gauge ammunition..._ Apr 05 19:27:43 <Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Box of 12 gauge, Standard Plated Buckshot, 10 rounds - [10/10] - Weight: 0.5 (0.05 per round) Apr 05 19:27:43 <Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Box of 12 gauge, Standard Rubber Buckshot, 10 rounds - [10/10] - Weight: 0.5 (0.05 per round) Apr 05 19:27:43 <Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Box of 12 gauge, Standard Flechette, 10 rounds - [10/10] - Weight: 0.5 (0.05 per round) Apr 05 19:27:43 <Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Box of 12 gauge, Tactical Buckshot, 10 rounds - [10/10] - Weight: 0.5 (0.05 per round) Apr 05 19:27:43 <Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Box of 12 gauge, Tactical Rubber Buckshot, 10 rounds - [10/10] - Weight: 0.5 (0.05 per round) Apr 05 19:29:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _929 P$ left in the money pouch (908 brass, 42 cunny). 9.5 /20_ Apr 05 19:29:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Ammunition now in the backpack:_ Apr 05 19:29:51 <Hebizuka> [Ammunition] Box of 12 gauge, Standard Plated Buckshot, 10 rounds - [10/10] - Weight: 0.5 (0.05 per round) Apr 05 19:30:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Standard P-Buck: 20 // Standard R-Buck: 40 // Standard Flechette: 94 // Tactical Buck: 10 // Tactical R-Buck: 20 Apr 05 19:31:15 <HashiBot> <Reina> How's my Stress and Fatigue, by the way? Apr 05 19:31:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> BP/Main: 113.04 /150 Apr 05 19:31:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Fatigue: 28.3% - OK] Apr 05 19:31:58 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Stress: 3.8% - Low] Apr 05 19:33:17 <HashiBot> <Reina> Hmmm, okay. Let's get this Mission started, then. Apr 05 19:33:34 <HashiBot> <Reina> By the time I get back, I'll be able to see new wares. Apr 05 19:33:38 <HashiBot> <Reina> To the Generator! Apr 05 19:41:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The gun shop owner waves goodbye at you._ Apr 05 19:41:58 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Everyone is surprisingly cool about a near naked hunk of demonmeat just escorting me around." Apr 05 19:42:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** Weirder things have happened. Besides, it's the center of the Mazes. You meet all kinds in this town. Apr 05 19:42:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** Like a fiend and a tanuki. Apr 05 19:42:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You travel 17 rooms across town, until reading the control room at the Generator facility. You spot two engineers at the computers there._ Apr 05 19:43:29 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Your bosses sent me. 'I'm here to solve a practical problem.' That's the code, right?" Apr 05 19:46:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The engineers stare at Priam, then at you, then at each other._ Apr 05 19:46:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engie #1]** Oh, _shit_, dude. A fucking _demon?_ Apr 05 19:47:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Priam rolls his eyes._ Apr 05 19:47:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engie #2]** You know what? Fuck this shit, I'm out, you're doing this. Apr 05 19:47:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engie #1]** _DUDE._ Apr 05 19:47:49 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Speciests!" Apr 05 19:47:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _#2 scampers out of the room, out the way you came._ Apr 05 19:48:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engie #1]** I mean... Shit, dude, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be offensive or anything. Apr 05 19:49:05 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Jeeze, just because the Contestant's dating a demon, everyone goes nuts. Assholes." Apr 05 19:49:25 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Hurry up and tell me about the job or I'll just walk away with the advance payment." Apr 05 19:54:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engie #1]** Okay, so, uh... I'm guessing _you_ are the special agent Mr. Miller requested... And... he's your muscle, I guess? Apr 05 19:55:33 <HashiBot> <Reina> "He's mine, yes. Can we get to the point?" Apr 05 19:56:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engie #1]** Uh, yeah, yeah... Follow me. Apr 05 19:58:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The engineer uses the control computer, in order to unlock the door to the north, which leads to the rest of the facility. When you were in Elkins, cleaning the town up, you found that door stuck open. But this time, as it should be, it is computer-locked._ Apr 05 19:58:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Once unlocked, the engineer invites you to follow him, one north, and one west._ Apr 05 19:58:38 <HashiBot> <Reina> "So, what, nasties inside? Some hacker causing power outages? Give me something to work with." Apr 05 19:58:50 <HashiBot> <Reina> I follow, of course, as does Priam. Apr 05 20:02:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You make it in a room which is not present in every generator facility. In fact, it wasn't present at all in the Elkins generator. The room is marked and described as being a **Service hatch room**. In it, you see a computer with a fingerprint sensor, and a huge, steel door on the floor, covering what seems to be a manhole to a service shaft._ Apr 05 20:02:37 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Oooh, the innards." Apr 05 20:03:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engie #1]** Okay, so, first things first, you've been granted access to this section of the facility, as well as the equivalent area in Sirvarris... and in all the other towns with this room. This is the access hatch to the Engineering Service Shaft Network, or ESSN. This big old hole leads to a series of underground tunnels, which are all connected to one town in each Zone of the Mazes. Apr 05 20:04:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engie #1]** Neo Khazrun and Sirvarris have an access ,obviously, but there's also one in Station Delta, one in Cloud Ten, one in Kijirou, another in Lenox Corner, another in Garica Block, and the last one in Gehen. Apr 05 20:05:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A mobile phone is heard ringing. The engineer fishes out a mobile phone from his dump belt, which he presents to you._ Apr 05 20:05:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engie #1]** You should take this call... Apr 05 20:31:19 <HashiBot> <Reina> All this pomp and circumstance? Seriously? Reina rolls her eyes as she takes the phone and brings it to her ears. "Contestant speaking." Apr 05 21:24:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Phone]** Isaac Miller on the line. Good, you've made it to Neo Khazrun." Apr 05 21:25:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** Now that you're here, I can explain the situation in full. We... have a bit of a delicate situation. Apr 05 21:25:44 <HashiBot> <Reina> "How badly did the Science Teams fuck up?" Apr 05 21:26:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** 24 hours ago, we have received what I can only describe as a distress call from one of our colleagues. He could only give me his first name, Chip. Chip dialed my number and started speaking frantically, about how he has been captured, kept as a hostage, and how really bad and dire the situation is. I couldn't parse everything that he said, and the call was cut before I could hear more, but... The situation is Apr 05 21:26:23 <HashiBot> essentially this: Apr 05 21:27:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** One of our oldest colleagues, a fellow engineer called Dale O'Conner, seems to be responsible for kidnapping Chip, as well as potentially several other engineers. It's unknown why he has captured them, but we've investigated and asked around, and it seems to be true; lots of friends and families calling us to say their loved ones didn't make it back home, or up and disappeared. Apr 05 21:27:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _He pauses, to let you sink it in._ Apr 05 21:28:52 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Soooo, not the Science Teams." Apr 05 21:29:01 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Well this is gonna end tragically." Apr 05 21:29:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** This is strictly an Engineering Team problem on this one. Apr 05 21:30:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** You see, Chip described his last known location as a "very long, empty, dimly lit corridor", and that he was certain it is one of the Service Shafts. The Engineering Service Shafts are a network of tunnels and extra-long corridors that we have built under the Mazes - I'm sure you've had an explanation by now. You may have noticed there is one in each Zone of the Mazes; their purpose is simple but very Apr 05 21:30:48 <HashiBot> important, we use them to travel quickly across the world, and it is one of the many tools we use to do our jobs as engineers. Which brings me to the dragon in the room. Apr 05 21:31:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Apparently, "the dragon in the room" is an expression equivalent to "the elephant in the room"._ Apr 05 21:32:21 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** These tunnels are normally restricted solely for our use. But the problem I've got on my hands is that this entire situation MUST absolutely remain under wraps, and be completely deniable. We engineers are a big family, and when members of our family split off, or start ... acting erratically, I shall say, we take action, we solve our own problems in a practical manner. Normally, it's despicable for us to Apr 05 21:32:21 <HashiBot> involve anyone from "the outside". Apr 05 21:32:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** This situation is not normal. Apr 05 21:34:06 <HashiBot> <Reina> "So, go in, take care of everyone, keep it all hush hush? I can do that." Apr 05 21:35:41 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** See, I think we have a few solutions. We either close off the tunnels, wait it out, starve him out, but we could kill the hostages if we do that, and, well, the friends and families will notice. One colleague dying from time to time is explainable, rationalizable, it's easy to cover up. But five, six, maybe more down there? That's going to look bad. They already notified the police about their disappearances. Apr 05 21:35:41 <HashiBot> If we let them all die... it's going to bring in unwanted attention. Apr 05 21:35:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** We don't want that, and I want to save our colleagues. Apr 05 21:36:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** But we also don't want the police to investigate. The question you might be asking yourself is, 'why me?' Well... Unlike the police, the military, or even common mercenaries, who all have specific motivations, and are "from the outside"... You, you are someone different. You're from so far outside, you're not even from this world. You are the Contestant. Apr 05 21:38:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** Which means that even if you're ...relatively famous and notable, your role as the one who seeks the Amulets means that whatever kind of reputation you have, whatever interests you may have, we can reasonably assume that everything you're doing is geared towards completing that objective. As such... I do not think you're a threat to us, and I think we can be in a mutually beneficial relationship. Apr 05 21:39:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** Your task is simple. You're given access to the tunnels linking Neo Khazrun and Sirvarris. You must find O'Conner, and make him disappear in any way you see fit. Then, rescue any hostages you can find. Optionally, more for my own curiosity than anything else... I'd like to find out what motivated him. Why he went crazy the way he did. But your primary objective is to make him disappear. Apr 05 21:39:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _He pauses again._ Apr 05 21:41:38 <HashiBot> <Reina> "You are waaaay too dramatic for your own good. Can I get started?: Apr 05 21:43:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** I'm dramatic because the situation is special. You may prepare for this situation however you see fit, but you should get ready for a fight. O'Conner is likely well armed and armored, prepared to hold a siege, no doubt. But you must not take too long. **You have 24 hours, starting from right now**, to complete your objective. Failure to do so, and we're going back to Plan A: We close the tunnels off, and we'll Apr 05 21:43:02 <HashiBot> deal with the consequences. Apr 05 21:43:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** If you happen to be inside the serviee tunnels at that point, well... **You will die.** I can't sugarcoat that well enough. Apr 05 21:44:17 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Well, there goes my usual plan of Tanuking up." Apr 05 21:44:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** I hope my terms are crystal clear. Ah, one more thing. The full length of the tunnel from Khazrun to Sirvarris **takes about 8 hours and a half** to traverse. The 24 hours you have should be more than enough, but don't take too long. When you're done, come back up in Neo Khazrun or in Sirvarris. We'll probably have one last chat at that point. Apr 05 21:45:54 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The call cuts off, and the engineer takes his phone back._ Apr 05 21:46:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> S3-1 Objectives 2, 3 and 4 activated. Apr 05 21:46:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> 2: Head into the Service Shaft linking Neo Khazrun and Sirvarris, and eliminate Dale O'Conner. Apr 05 21:46:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> 3: Rescue any hostages you can find inside the Service Shaft. Apr 05 21:46:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> 4 (Optional): Find out about O'Conner's motivations for his actions. Apr 05 21:48:27 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Loooovely. Okay, so, are there any monsters in the tunnels?" Apr 05 21:49:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engineer]** No, it's free of any dangers... ...usually. Apr 05 21:49:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engineer]** Today is a little different, obviously... Apr 05 21:52:31 <HashiBot> <Reina> Okay, let's gear up. Bag down, load standard rubber buck into both Kel-Tecs. Apr 05 21:53:00 <HashiBot> <Reina> I still have the Pickaxe, right? I'll toss that to Priam, grab the Browning. Apr 05 21:53:27 <HashiBot> <Reina> Take out the silencer on the Browning and attach to Kel-Tec. Apr 05 21:53:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Priam is already carrying the Pick-axe. He has it equipped. Apr 05 21:53:34 <HashiBot> <Reina> Oh, perfect. Apr 05 21:53:54 <HashiBot> <Reina> Then just removing the silencer on the Browning and onto the Kel-Tec with the scope. Apr 05 21:54:47 <HashiBot> <Reina> Time to see how rubber buck and handcuffs go together. Apr 05 21:57:10 <HashiBot> <Reina> After I'm loaded, Priam and I can go in. Apr 05 21:59:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You spent a turn to unscrew the silencer, and another to screw it on your KSG-12._ Apr 05 22:00:26 <HashiBot> <Reina> Don't forget the rubber buck! Apr 05 22:00:45 <HashiBot> <Reina> That's kiiiinda key to my plans. Apr 05 22:01:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Do you want to completely unload the KSG-12, or just unload one tube?_ Apr 05 22:05:14 <HashiBot> <Reina> Unload both. Apr 05 22:05:38 <HashiBot> <Reina> I have THREE OTHER SHOTGUNS I am not worried about running into something I can't deal with rubber buck. Apr 05 22:05:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _One turn of frantic pumping follows. You end up with an empty KSG, and 15 shells of 12 gauge, Standard P-Buck on the floor._ Apr 05 22:07:54 <HashiBot> <Reina> 15 into the bag, and 15 standard rubber buck into the shotty. Apr 05 22:10:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _One turn to add the 15 shells back to your inventory (Standard P-Buck: 35 in the backpack), one turn to drop the backpack. Then, you start loading Standard R-Buck shells into the KSG-12. It takes 6 turns to load it to full capacity (7, 7 +1). Total, 8 turns spent, and 15 shells loaded._ Apr 05 22:10:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _12 gauge Standard R-Buck in the backpack: 25_ Apr 05 22:11:01 <HashiBot> <Reina> Annnnnd in we go. Apr 05 22:12:56 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Wish us luck, ya' sorry bastards." Apr 05 22:13:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engineer]** Don't die down there! It'd be bad! Apr 05 22:13:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** How reassuring. _<Oozing with sarcasm>_ Apr 05 22:17:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engineer]** Okay, I need to ask one last time, to make damn sure that you're ready. When you are, please press your thumb onto the fingerprint reader. Apr 05 22:17:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engineer]** You still have plenty of time if you wanted to make extra preparations. Apr 05 22:18:19 <HashiBot> <Reina> Thumb, meet fingerprint scanner. Scanner, thumb. Apr 05 22:19:08 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Beep! Apr 05 22:19:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The hatch opens slowly, revealing a huge manhole, and a metal ladder, down in the depths of the ESSN dimly-lit with orange safety lights._ Apr 05 22:20:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You hop onto the ladder and climb down, finding yourself facing a number of doors. They are all closed, except for one, the one marked "SIRVARRIS", which leads down into a seemingly infinite tunnel, with the same dim orange safety lights dotted at perfectly equidistant intervals..._ Apr 05 22:21:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Then, the long, boring walk begins. You walk and walk and walk down that huge, endless tunnel, alongside your taciturn Fiend ally..._ Apr 05 22:21:33 <HashiBot> <Reina> Once we're out of earshot, I'll stand on my tiptoes and whisper into Priam's handsome mug. "Worse comes to worst, I call the Maze Guards and have them deal with it." Apr 05 22:22:12 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Also I hope you can see in darkness, because Iiii sure as hell can't if these safety lights die." Apr 05 22:24:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** Uh, well, it's well lit enough so far. Apr 05 22:25:00 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Always plan for the worst, Priam." Apr 05 22:25:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** No need to tell me that twice. Apr 05 22:25:38 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** What do you think of this whole story, though? Apr 05 22:27:00 <HashiBot> <Reina> "It's total horseshit." Apr 05 22:27:52 <HashiBot> <Reina> "The guy got screwed by his boss, no one is buying his side, he panics and lashes out." Apr 05 22:31:07 <HashiBot> <Reina> "That's what the rubber buck is for. I'm alwaya eager to screw someone over, but we need the guy alive for itm" Apr 05 22:31:41 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** Hmm. I was hoping you weren't just gonna get down there and off the guy. I'm curious as to what happened. Maybe his side of the story is interesting. Apr 05 22:32:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** _Maybe_ there's more in it to keep him alive than not. Apr 05 22:34:43 <HashiBot> <Reina> "I need to practice taking an unwilling target alive for when I start kidnapping shrine maidens. This will be good practice." Apr 05 22:35:00 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Also lord, how long have we been walking?" Apr 05 22:36:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** Too long. Apr 05 22:36:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Let me know when you want to end the conversation and get to the next part._ Apr 05 22:36:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You're supposed to be walking for over 4 hours._ Apr 05 22:37:46 <HashiBot> <Reina> We can fast forward to the next bit. Apr 05 22:51:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _50 turns pass. 4 hours and 15 minutes later... It's a new day! Quartema 19, 3:44 AM. The start of a new week already. You have 19 hours and 45 minutes left on the time limit. You reach the midpoint of the ESSN tunnel between Neo Khazrun and Sirvarris... _ Apr 05 22:52:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _A short moment after passing the painted marker saying that you had reached the midpoint... An engineer comes into view, stepping out of the shadows. It's Dale O'Conner, because, well, who else could it be._ Apr 05 22:52:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** You... You aren't engineers, that much is obvious. How did you get access to this place? What have you come here for? Apr 05 22:53:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Choose your answer carefully - it is determinant!_ Apr 05 22:53:33 <HashiBot> <Reina> Fuuuuuck, I was kinda hoping we could get the drop on him. Apr 05 22:57:35 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Your coworkers asked us to check things out since this big lug is a demon and I'm the Contestant, so we're as neutral as it's going to get. We have about 20 hours left before they decide to just seal all the tunnels and starve everyone to death. Any idea what's going on? Because no one on the surface has any fuckin' idea, and if they do they're not telling us shit." Apr 05 22:58:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** Ha! I bet that old coot Miller sent you down there, didn't he. Apr 05 22:59:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** He doesn't have a clue, does he. To think he'd send an outsider... Two outsiders... A mercenary and a demon, to deal with me? He's the one who really lost it! A _real_ engineer wouldn't rely on anyone but himself and his own! Apr 05 23:01:33 <HashiBot> <Reina> "If that's your boss's name, yeah it is. But why's we gotta 'deal' with you? We were just told to get inx get out, report back." Apr 05 23:02:03 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Is there something in here that needs to be dealt with? A monster or a creature or something?" Apr 05 23:03:06 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** _<Sarcastic smile.>_ Look, we both know what you've been sent here for, and it's not a round of blackjack. There's just one thing. You haven't started shooting yet, means you care enough about this situation. I'm guessing you wanna talk, but you need to ask the right questions, lass. Apr 05 23:05:17 <HashiBot> <Reina> "I don't like murdering people dead, no. But you tell me, sir - What's the right questions? Because I am, quite literally, in the dark here." Reina gestures to their bare, dimly lit surroundings. "Give me something to work with here." Apr 05 23:05:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** _<He mutters in your ear.>_ The hostages. Are there any hostages? Apr 05 23:09:17 <HashiBot> <Reina> "There's clearly no hostages. These tunnels don't have any breakrooms at all within the last four hours, and their boss said we could go from Sirvarris OR Neo Khazrun. It's a straight shot." Apr 05 23:10:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** Hostages? No, there are hostages. They're further down the tunnels. I knew I should have broken that little shit's phone when I had the chance. But, oh well. It's out, now. Apr 05 23:11:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** You're not gonna rescue anyone today, though. You're dealing with me, first. Apr 05 23:11:34 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Reaaaaaally not helping your case here, dude." Apr 05 23:12:01 <HashiBot> <Reina> "So? Go on. I can tell you've been itching to explain yourself." Apr 05 23:16:39 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** So, Miller hasn't actually _told_ you why I'm down there, with my little hostages? Well, when I found that little bastard Chip, he was in the middle of telling your employer all about my plans. I cannot believe he chose to keep you in the dark... _<Sarcastic change of tone.>_ Ohhhhh, wait. Actually, yes, I do believe it! It sounds EXACTLY like something Miller would do. Aaaalways so protective about the Apr 05 23:16:39 <HashiBot> Corps, about the divine-almighty Reputation, and all of that noise... Apr 05 23:16:58 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** Bah! Apr 05 23:18:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** The reason I took five hostages down with me? It's simple really. For the last five years, I've worked, tirelessly, like a freaking DEMON even... _<He eyes Priam.>_ ... no offense intended... _<He resumes.>_ ... under Miller's orders. Always, I would do as he said. Repair this power generator. Fix those connections. Haul ass, transport gear, do this, do that. All over the goddamn Central Zone, made me work Apr 05 23:18:40 <HashiBot> like a slave. Apr 05 23:19:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** And you know what he did? He took all the credit! I bet he sold you that sappy fucking little speech about how he's the Old Bee and how he's done everything fucking ever in the Corps, right? Right? Apr 05 23:20:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _He seems to be expecting an answer. He looks... jumpy, to say the least._ Apr 05 23:24:19 <HashiBot> <Reina> "For what it's worth, he DIDN'T say that. He stressed that all of the people trapped - and I owe you a blowjob for calling that wrong, Priam - were his family. Sounded pretty guilty on the phone. But you know him better than I - I guess that was all an act, right?" Apr 05 23:25:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** _<Whimsical.>_ Oh, yeahhh. Of couuuurse. "We're all family", he sold you THAT line. Apr 05 23:26:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** Fucking typical of him. You know what? He sold me the same bullshit. I believed it, for all those years! But you know what this man's real talent is? It's getting other people to do the shit he wants you to do. Then he swoops in, pats you on the back, and takes all the credit. Apr 05 23:26:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** Did you know, for instance, that I repaired the ENTIRE set of master wires that power all of Heshbar? Yeah? The whole city! Can you believe that I single-handedly repaired a generator in Ellen Sector, because it was faulty and causing brownouts? And what thanks do I get? The same standard pay! Not even a "thank you!" This man is the Supreme Manipulator! Apr 05 23:28:28 <HashiBot> <Reina> "We were just in Heshbar's mines, actually. The lights on even the 24th floor were still going strong. Was that your handiwork, too?" Apr 05 23:29:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** YES. The power in the mines is straight from the town generator, too, and lemme tell you, it's a whole messy fucking PILE of wires. No-one appreciates the work we do! Apr 05 23:29:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** Today, he's doing the SAME shit with YOU. He got YOU to fix that little loose end, which is ME. And when it's all over, he'll take all the credit for that too. I'll be very surprised if he is even paying you for this shit! What'd he promise you, five hundred, one thousand? Apr 05 23:32:27 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Don't you and I both wish. No, they're paying me two thousand. That's why I figured it was just a quick searching thing." Apr 05 23:33:22 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Everyone's lives should be worth more than that, I think." Apr 05 23:34:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** _<Expression of surprise.>_ Wow. A whole 20 Gs for this... This... Wetwork. Two thousand Parallars to snuff out an inconvenient loose end. For the both of you? _<Disgusted, snarky chuckling.>_ Apr 05 23:35:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** _<Progressively louder and angrier.>_ No. Today, I will right the wrongs. Chip, regrettably, has already bitten the dust. But this is what happens when you tussle with someone older than you. But I still have four more hostages. Today, what I want, is to be paid my REAL worth. To get back what was taken from me. I want 10 000 P$, on the spot, right fucking now. This is what Old Bee caused me to lose, this is Apr 05 23:35:49 <HashiBot> the missing money in five years of tireless work! Either I get that money, or the hostages fucking die! Apr 05 23:36:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _What you do next is determinant. You have multiple ways from that point on._ Apr 05 23:38:31 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Well, lucky you, Priam and I hit it big in Heshbar. I can foot that bill no problem. Priam, show him the jewelry." Apr 05 23:38:55 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Just so you know I'm not full of shit like your boss, hmm?" Apr 05 23:45:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Priam spends a turn to show off the literal bagful of jewelry._ Apr 05 23:45:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** Well I'll be damned. Miller sent you not knowing you two were loaded to the brim with cashmonies and valuables? Ha. That's amazing. Apr 05 23:46:29 <HashiBot> <Reina> "I was bored, and you're interesting. So here's the deal." Apr 05 23:47:05 <HashiBot> <Reina> "You take us to your hostages, dismantle the C4 you probably have on them, and send 'em on their way." Apr 05 23:47:31 <HashiBot> <Reina> "I don't trust you, and you, very sensibly I might add, don't trust me." Apr 05 23:48:22 <HashiBot> <Reina> "So for each hostage I see and confirm alive and untrapped, I'll give you 1/4th of your asking price once they're out of the tunnels." Apr 05 23:48:41 <HashiBot> <Reina> "You don't lose your leverage until you get paid, I don't waste my money." Apr 05 23:49:05 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Since you say you already killed one. Bad going, there. Gives you less to work with." Apr 05 23:54:16 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** Whoa, whoa, whoa. C4? What, you think I'd strap explosives on my hostages? You think I WANT to do this? I was forced to do this. I took them down there SPECIFICALLY so I didn't have to do stupid suicide bomber shit like that. Apr 05 23:55:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** You're right, fat tits. I don't trust ya, and you just said you don't trust me. Fair. I don't think it'd be wise in a situation like this. But that don't mean we can't get somewhere. I'll do you one better. You come with me, I'll show you the hostages. Then we'll do this FAIRLY. How's that sound, huh? Apr 05 23:58:06 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Oh? Because you just murdered one of your coworkers, and you are very obviously willing to murder the rest if things don't go your way. All five of their lives aren't worth 10 grand to you, no matter how long you've worked and suffered alongside them. Sound like anyone you have a greivance with?" Apr 05 23:58:28 <HashiBot> <Reina> "But by all means, show me you're worth 10k. Bring me to the hostages." Apr 05 23:58:39 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** LISTEN UP you youkai piece of shit, CHIP DIED BECAUSE HE THOUGHT HE COULD FIGHT HIS WAY OUT. Apr 05 23:58:57 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** I FRACTURED HIS SKULL WITH MY BARE HANDS, OKAY? HE'S ONLY GOT HIMSELF TO BLAME FOR THAT. NOW FUCKING FOLLOW ME! Apr 05 23:59:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Even Priam looks unnerved at the twitchy, angry engineer._ Apr 05 23:59:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Dale turns around and walks brisk, fast paces towards the Sirvarris-wards direction in the tunnel, presumably towards the hostages. Follow?_ Apr 06 00:01:02 <HashiBot> <Reina> Follow follow~ Apr 06 00:01:28 <HashiBot> <Reina> But while I'm behind him, I roll my eyes and make the jackoff motion to Priam. He understands my unimpressedness. Apr 06 00:02:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Priam cracks a smile - how can he not? - but makes damn sure that his chuckling is not heard._ Apr 06 00:03:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _10 turns - and a full 50 minutes of walking later..._ Apr 06 00:04:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _4:34 AM. You are closer to Sirvarris now, and you find Dale O'Conner again, next to four engineers, tied up with 550 cord restraints, and lined up against the wall. On the floor, the body of a fifth, dead engineer, with severe blunt force trauma being **exceedingly obviously** the cause of death. _ Apr 06 00:06:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** There they are, fat tits. Now here's where this idea of paying me directly will fall apart. It's not _your_ money I care about. Apr 06 00:07:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** Ohhh, yes, you thought it was gonna be easy, that I was gonna make it easier on you, huh? No. You aren't the one who wronged me. I want _Miller_ to cough the fucking money up. It's HIS cash, it's HIS handiwork that robbed me of MY fair work's pay. Apr 06 00:08:43 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Oh, handsome, you and I are on the same wavelength. Your hostages can still talk, right?" Apr 06 00:13:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** Well, their mouths are a little bit tied up with cord, y'know... Getting creative to get them to SHUT UP. Apr 06 00:14:40 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Great. Because I have a cell phone on me." Apr 06 00:15:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** Yeah? You gonna call that piece of shit and tell him in no uncertain terms about what I want? Apr 06 00:17:31 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Better. I'm going to call the bank, bring the phone to the hostages' ears, and your coworkers will all be nice and contribute to your retirement fund. Since they're sheep and puppets of Miller, and they're no doubt getting paid more than you, they can all chip into your randsom and you can send them on their way." Apr 06 00:18:09 <HashiBot> <Reina> Reina glances all to the tied up fucks. "Two grand for your senior's retirement fund is a small price to pay for your heads, right guys? This is where you nod." Apr 06 00:18:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _They're too terrified to react properly._ Apr 06 00:18:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** NO. You don't understand, do you? THESE guys are only here because I dragged them down here, as leverage AGAINST MILLER. MILLER! HE is the fat slimy snake in this story! NOT THEM! Apr 06 00:19:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _He is growing impatient._ Apr 06 00:19:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Be careful what you offer next._ Apr 06 00:24:55 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Let me make it clear, O'Connor. You can have your money, or your sense of morals, but not both. You have four lives in your hands. Four men and women who worked with you, bled with you, suffered with you. And now you have to decide if that camraderie had left ANY sense of obligation in you. Because you know, and I know, that he would rather just seal the caverns, starve you all, and let the Gods sort him out. Because he's a Apr 06 00:24:55 <HashiBot> fat FUCK of a snake and doesn't care for any of his men's lives." Apr 06 00:25:29 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Miller called me in because he wanted this handled in house. All he cares about is his reputation." Apr 06 00:26:13 <HashiBot> <Reina> "So if you want revenge, if you want to fucking ruin him, run him through the same work filled hell and desteoy his life, you attack his reputation." Apr 06 00:26:31 <HashiBot> <Reina> "You blow up and escalate so fucking bug that he can't brush 7 deaths under the rug." Apr 06 00:26:56 <HashiBot> <Reina> "You call the Maze Guards and have them barge in here." Apr 06 00:27:20 <HashiBot> <Reina> "You call the news, the radio hosts, everything and everyone, and force Miller into the spotlight." Apr 06 00:27:33 <HashiBot> <Reina> "That's how you get payback." Apr 06 00:28:18 <HashiBot> <Reina> "You make everyone in the wntire fucking Mazes go through his every last shady action, his willingness to murder all of his, and make the public his jury." Apr 06 00:29:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** _<He raises a fist... But it becomes a pointed finger, which he shakes at your direction.>_ Yeah. You're right. He'd do that. I bet that's what he planned to do. A part of me is hoping he actually do that. Then it'd really become his fault. The cops would crawl up his ass for that. But I don't like this idea. Know why? Because the Guards would fuck _me_ for kidnapping. Because of all this bullshit about Apr 06 00:29:02 <HashiBot> legality, I'd still go to fucking prison, even though I'm in the right! Even though YOU'RE right... I can't... I can't just fucking stand down like that, I... FUCK. Apr 06 00:29:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _He seems angry, confused, at his wit's end._ Apr 06 00:29:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _I'm gonna need you to pass a Negotiation check._ Apr 06 00:30:47 <HashiBot> <Reina> "You can have your money or your honor, but not both. Both of you get off scot free, or you go down taking him with you." Apr 06 00:30:54 <HashiBot> <Reina> Do I roll now Apr 06 00:30:55 <HashiBot> <Reina> ? Apr 06 00:31:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> You need to toss me a 2d6, success on a 8 or more. Get ready for anything, though. Apr 06 00:32:14 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Reina: Apr 06 00:32:15 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 Apr 06 00:32:15 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 10 Apr 06 00:32:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Success! You gained **+2 SP** in Negotiation! Apr 06 00:32:31 <HashiBot> <Reina> MY FIRST SUCCESSFUL NON PROSTITUTE CHECK Apr 06 00:34:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** You're right... I thought... I thought this service shaft plan was a great idea... But I'm fucked either way, ain't I? He has me right where he wants me. I don't come out, he seals me down, I die. I come out, either the cops will crawl up my ass for kidnapping and murder, and I die, or rot in prison... or he exiles me, or gets me killed himself. I fight... I'd die. What can I do against you and a demon? I... Apr 06 00:34:35 <HashiBot> yeah... I did this for nothing? Apr 06 00:34:46 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** May as well end it now... Apr 06 00:35:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The twitchy engineer knocks his helmet off of his head, unholsters a pistol from his thigh, and points it at his temple._ Apr 06 00:35:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You may attempt to dissuade him, or let him kill himself._ Apr 06 00:35:43 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** Well, this went from zero to 100 to 1000 really, really fast... Apr 06 00:37:41 <HashiBot> <Reina> Reina's not too invested in this, buuuut... "I thought you wanted revenge? I thought you wanted to make Miller pay for everything he's done to you and all the rest of the Corps?" Apr 06 00:37:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Negotiation check. Apr 06 00:37:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Success on _9_ or more. Apr 06 00:38:33 <HashiBot> <Reina> "I certainly can't do it. Priam can't do it. And no one else in the world is going to. So I guess if you want to puss out like a BITCH AFTER MILLER FUCKED YOU ONE LAST TIME, GO RIGHT ON AHEAD!" Apr 06 00:38:39 <HashiBot> Command sent from Discord by Reina: Apr 06 00:38:39 <HashiBot> @roll 2d6 Apr 06 00:38:39 <MazeBot> HashiBot: 6 Apr 06 00:39:52 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[O'Conner]** Yeah... It's nice. I think it's awful nice of you to care, or at least pretend to. But my life's over already. I'm not gonna give Miller the satisfaction of killing me... This is my last "fuck you" to him. Apr 06 00:40:10 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Should have just unionized." Apr 06 00:40:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **BLAM** Apr 06 00:41:05 <HashiBot> <Reina> Please do damage calc? Apr 06 00:41:14 <HashiBot> <Reina> I'm curious to see if he actually could have made it. Apr 06 00:41:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( In this situation, it's set to max damage. Apr 06 00:41:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> (( He is dead. Apr 06 00:41:32 <HashiBot> <Reina> BecauSe if he DID I HAVE SHITTONS OF MEDS Apr 06 00:41:35 <HashiBot> <Reina> Boooooooooo. Apr 06 00:42:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Dale O'Conner shot himself in the head. He crumbles on the floor miserably, having sent a bullet straight into his braincase. The exit wound is messy and explosive - probably the work of a hollow point - spraying bits of flesh, brain, skull pieces, and a lot of blood on the wall to his left._ Apr 06 00:42:25 <HashiBot> <Reina> "And THAT, Priam, is how you kill someone by talking." Apr 06 00:42:39 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Didn't even need to fire a shot." Apr 06 00:42:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** If you were a snake, you'd have fangs and a tongue of silver. Apr 06 00:42:58 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _The fiend seems legitimately impressed._ Apr 06 00:43:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You spot a backpack set on the floor a short distance behind O'Conner's body._ Apr 06 00:43:40 <HashiBot> <Reina> "You better compliment my silver tongue next time I go down on you." Apr 06 00:43:41 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _All that remains is his body, Chip's body, the backpack, which appears full of loot, and the 4 surviving hostages, still tied up._ Apr 06 00:43:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** Oh, I don't think I _need_ to. Apr 06 00:44:56 <HashiBot> <Reina> "You don't, but girls like to be praised. You start with the small manipulations like bucking your hips and moaning her name in bed, you END your manipulations by talking a guy into killing himself while he thanks you for it." Apr 06 00:45:05 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Another lesson, free of charge." Apr 06 00:45:13 <HashiBot> <Reina> So, FIRST, loot. Apr 06 00:45:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You may look at Chip's body, Dale's body, or the backpack._ Apr 06 00:47:43 <HashiBot> <Reina> Backpack first. Apr 06 00:50:26 <Hebizuka> < Dale O'Conner's backpack of supplies > Apr 06 00:50:26 <Hebizuka> [LBE] (Backpack) ALICE Mark 2 - Capacity 45 units + Class 4 pouch (max 4) + Spare wpn. (1x C1 or C2, max wgt 18) Apr 06 00:50:26 <Hebizuka> [Food] Fruit - Apple. 95 ntri, 52 wtr - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 3] Apr 06 00:50:26 <Hebizuka> [Food] Fruit - Orange. 100 ntri, 44 wtr - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 3] Apr 06 00:50:26 <Hebizuka> [Food] Snacks - Energy bar. 200 ntri, -23 wtr - Strength +10% for 10 turns, Fatigue -2.0%, Stress +0.2%. - Weight: 1 Apr 06 00:50:26 <Hebizuka> [Food] Snacks - Chocolate bar. 266 ntri, -5 wtr - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 2] Apr 06 00:50:26 <Hebizuka> [Food] Canned goods - Peas and carrots, canned, 400g. 152 ntri, 15 wtr - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 3] Apr 06 00:50:26 <Hebizuka> [Food] Beverage - Bottle of mineral water. 0 ntri, 169 wtr - Weight: 1 - [Quantity: 5] Apr 06 00:50:26 <Hebizuka> [Meds] Blue pill - Amphetamines - Alertness increase, FT-1, Accelerated hunger, Agility+2 for 2d6 turns, Stress +3.0%, Fatigue -5.0% - Addictive (Amphetamine) - Weight: 0.1 - [Quantity: 5] Apr 06 00:50:26 <Hebizuka> [Ammunition] 12 gauge, Magnum (+P) Plated Buckshot, 50 rounds - Weight: 2.50 (0.05 per round) Apr 06 00:50:26 <Hebizuka> [Crafting] (Toolkit) Crafting toolkit - an essential set of tools required to craft items. Can be used up to 20 times. - Weight: 1 - [20/20] Apr 06 00:50:26 <Hebizuka> [Crafting] (Toolkit) Crafting toolkit - an essential set of tools required to craft items. Can be used up to 20 times. - Weight: 1 - [20/20] Apr 06 00:51:12 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Of fuuuucking course he was on Meth." Apr 06 00:51:46 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Alright, so, all of that goes into your bag, Priam. And see if we can fold up his LBE too." Apr 06 00:52:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Amphetamines. Not meth._ Apr 06 00:55:09 <HashiBot> <Reina> Meeeeeeeth. Apr 06 00:55:17 <HashiBot> <Reina> Anyways, check the corpse now. Apr 06 00:55:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Which, Chip's or O'Conner's?_ Apr 06 00:55:29 <HashiBot> <Reina> Ah, O'connor's corpse that is. Apr 06 01:07:18 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Oh, hey, just realized. I can butcher some more. That works out." Apr 06 01:07:22 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You look at the dead, suicided body of Dale O'Conner. He was an adult male human in his mid-thirties, with an amphetamine addiction._ Apr 06 01:08:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _He wore the standard engineer outfit, with extra armor; namely a helmet, an armor vest with trauma plate, arm pads, and leg pads. He carried a dump belt, a Specter shotgun rig on the left leg, and a Condor utility rig on the right leg._ Apr 06 01:08:29 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Dale's weapons included a shotgun, the pistol he shot himself with, a pair of flashbang grenades, and a worn pipe wrench._ Apr 06 01:09:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You also notice strange things about his body; namely his right arm, which doesn't look or feel totally natural. Upon closer observation, he was **augmented** with a bionic right arm._ Apr 06 01:09:35 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Hey, Priam, put on this guy's belt and leg rigs, will ya?" Apr 06 01:10:00 <HashiBot> <Reina> "And, well - what kinda shotgun is it?" Apr 06 01:10:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Priam will spend 3 turns to empty the contents of all of Dale's LBE, then 3 more to wear them._ Apr 06 01:11:14 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Priam acquired a dump belt, a Specter shotgun rig, and a Condor utility rig._ Apr 06 01:12:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You take a look at the shotgun..._ Apr 06 01:12:38 <Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 2 - R2/Regular - Ithaca 37 Stakeout shotgun | 12 gauge - Pump-action - 18.5" - N | No accessory | Internal tube, 4 rounds, +1 | Weight: 14 - [3+1 /4, 12 gauge, Magnum Plated Buckshot] - Condition: Good / Cleanliness: Clean Apr 06 01:13:20 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Pffffffft. Okay, whatever - we'll just take all of this. Put in your back, will ya Priam?" Apr 06 01:13:29 <HashiBot> <Reina> I'll take a look at Chip's body nexy. Apr 06 01:13:44 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Before that, do you want the full list of O'Conner's items?_ Apr 06 01:14:09 <HashiBot> <Reina> Yes please. Apr 06 01:14:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _One sec._ Apr 06 01:15:09 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Do you want to include his clothing and armor on the list?_ Apr 06 01:16:16 <HashiBot> <Reina> Suuuuuuure. Apr 06 01:16:36 <HashiBot> <Reina> Oh, fuck it, I'm not gonna have enough space for it anyways. Apr 06 01:16:51 <HashiBot> <Reina> And I am FAR BEYOND the point of needing to scrounge and loot even the tiniest bullshit. Apr 06 01:19:37 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Do you want anything specific? Clothing, armor, carried weapons, LBE contents_ Apr 06 01:20:15 <HashiBot> <Reina> Carried weapons and LBE contents. Apr 06 01:20:24 <HashiBot> <Reina> Since Priam already has the good LBE. Apr 06 01:23:33 <Hebizuka> < Dale O'Conner's inventory > Apr 06 01:23:33 <Hebizuka> < Equipped weapons > Apr 06 01:23:33 <Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 2 - R2/Regular - Ithaca 37 Stakeout shotgun | 12 gauge - Pump-action - 18.5" - N | No accessory | Internal tube, 4 rounds, +1 | Weight: 14 - [3+1 /4, Magnum Plated Buckshot] - Condition: Good / Cleanliness: Clean Apr 06 01:23:33 <Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 3 - R1/Common - Walther PPK/S pistol | .380 ACP - Semi-auto - 3.3" - N | No accessory | PPK/S 7-round mag, +1 | Weight: 2 - [5+1 /7, Standard JHP] - Condition: Good / Cleanliness: Clean Apr 06 01:23:33 <Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 5 Short - R2/Regular - Pipe wrench - Strike (Blunt) - Steel - Weight: 5 - Condition: Fair Apr 06 01:23:33 <Hebizuka> < LBE items > Apr 06 01:23:33 <Hebizuka> [Weapon] Class 4 - R1/Common - M84 Flashbang grenade. All encounters on target's side are Blinded for 2 turns. CRITFAIL: Detonates on user's side. FAIL: Grenade fails. CRITWIN: Effect lasts an extra 1 turn. Weight: 1/item - [Quantity: 2] Apr 06 01:23:33 <Hebizuka> [Ammunition] 12 gauge, Magnum (+P) Plated Buckshot, 20 rounds - Weight: 1 (0.05 per round) Apr 06 01:23:33 <Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: Walther PPK/S 7-round magazine. Size tier: Tiny ; Weight: 0.25+0.07 (0.32) - [7 /7, .380 ACP, Standard JHP] Apr 06 01:23:33 <Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: Walther PPK/S 7-round magazine. Size tier: Tiny ; Weight: 0.25+0.07 (0.32) - [7 /7, .380 ACP, Standard JHP] Apr 06 01:23:33 <Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: Walther PPK/S 7-round magazine. Size tier: Tiny ; Weight: 0.25+0.07 (0.32) - [7 /7, .380 ACP, Standard JHP] Apr 06 01:23:33 <Hebizuka> [Weapon accessory] Magazine: Walther PPK/S 7-round magazine. Size tier: Tiny ; Weight: 0.25+0.07 (0.32) - [7 /7, .380 ACP, Standard JHP] Apr 06 01:23:33 <Hebizuka> [Key item] A mobile phone. May be used to access the Mazes' telephone network. - Weight: 1 - [Battery: 0 /6] Apr 06 01:23:33 <Hebizuka> [Meds] Blue pill - Steroids (anabolic) - Strength+30%, Accelerated hunger for 3d6 turns - Addictive (Anabolic steroid) - Weight: 0.1 Apr 06 01:23:33 <Hebizuka> [Meds] Blue pill - Amphetamines - Alertness increase, FT-1, Accelerated hunger, Agility+2 for 2d6 turns, Stress +3.0%, Fatigue -5.0% - Addictive (Amphetamine) - Weight: 0.1 Apr 06 01:24:41 <HashiBot> <Reina> "All of that in your bag, Priam. But you can equip the guns, make your life easier." Apr 06 01:24:48 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Oh yeah, he enjoyed taking steroids, too! In case bionic augmented strength wasn't enough! Now you know that he wasn't lying when he said he ripped Chip's skull open with his bare hands._ Apr 06 01:24:58 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** I'll be all kitted out in no time, it seems. Apr 06 01:26:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** Gimme a minute to sort myself out. Apr 06 01:27:05 <HashiBot> <Reina> "We even have guns for you to train on., so that's nice." Apr 06 01:27:07 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Priam equips the Ithaca 37 and the PPK/S, in Auxiliary and Holster 1._ Apr 06 01:27:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Priam equips the Pipe Wrench in Holster 2._ Apr 06 01:27:30 <HashiBot> <Reina> While Priam's getting kitted, I'll butcher O'Connor and Chip's corpses for butchering experience. Apr 06 01:31:00 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Priam will be taking items to add to his backpack, left leg rig, right leg rig, and dump belt, which will take 4 additional turns. He's taking the following:_ Apr 06 01:32:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Adding to the Dump Belt: The flashbang grenades, the PPK/S magazines. Apr 06 01:32:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Adding to the Specter rig: 20x 12 gauge, Magnum P-Buck Apr 06 01:33:13 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Adding to the Condor utility rig: 50x 12 gauge, Magnum P-Buck Apr 06 01:33:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Adding to the Jaeger rucksack: The apples, oranges, energy bar, chocolate bars, canned peas/carrots, water bottles, amphetamine pills, steroid pill, and crafting toolkits. Apr 06 01:34:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Priam leaves behind the phone with a dead battery, and the ALICE backpack._ Apr 06 01:35:13 <HashiBot> <Reina> "This wasn't bad at all for 8 hours work." Apr 06 01:35:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Are you going to butcher the two bodies?_ Apr 06 01:35:55 <HashiBot> <Reina> Yes. Don't care about the meat, so we can skip that part. Apr 06 01:36:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Got it. You spent 2 turns hacking the bodies of the dead engineers - IN FRONT OF THE SURVIVING HOSTAGES._ Apr 06 01:36:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _+2 SP in Hunting!_ Apr 06 01:36:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> Hunting skill: 64 SP Apr 06 01:37:04 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You can still do 8 turns worth of actions, while Priam is gearing up, unless you're done and ready._ Apr 06 01:37:58 <HashiBot> <Reina> I'll begin stripping the cords off the surviving hostages - and keeping them, natch. Apr 06 01:38:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You'll spend 1 turn per hostage to tear off the restraints. Is that OK?_ Apr 06 01:39:13 <HashiBot> <Reina> Yup yup. Apr 06 01:39:31 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Also, because they're 550 cord restraints, removing them necessitates that they are destroyed. So no keeping them. They're disposable for a reason._ Apr 06 01:40:40 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hostage #1]** Holy fucking shit, I'm fucking out, I'm fucking out of here! Apr 06 01:40:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hostage #2]** Thank you, for everything! Apr 06 01:40:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hostage #3]** Shit, Chip... Rest in peace, dude... Apr 06 01:40:55 <HashiBot> <Reina> Ah well. Apr 06 01:41:19 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Hostage #4]** We'll find our way out of here, don't worry about us! Thanks so much for saving us from this lunatic! _Maybe you didn't have to cut him up though..._ Apr 06 01:41:45 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Maybe fucking unionize so your boss doesn't fucking try to murder you all to sweep it under the rug!" Apr 06 01:42:12 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _They all run towards Sirvarris, the closest exit._ Apr 06 01:42:23 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Is there anything else you want to do?_ Apr 06 01:42:50 <HashiBot> <Reina> Nope, I'm out. Apr 06 01:42:59 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _In that case, lemme finish processing..._ Apr 06 01:43:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _10 turns pass. You're finished before Priam is._ Apr 06 01:43:51 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** Well, that takes care of that. Apr 06 01:44:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** For what it's worth, it's a good thing that he's dead. Apr 06 01:45:00 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Frankly, it was kinda a letdown." Apr 06 01:45:19 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Come on, we have another 4 hour walk to get through." Apr 06 01:45:31 <HashiBot> <Reina> We'll exit through Sirvarris. It seems fitting. Apr 06 01:46:02 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You completed objectives 2, 3 and 4!_ Apr 06 01:46:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _S3-1 Objective 5 activated: Return to the surface in either Neo Khazrun or Sirvarris, and wrap it up._ Apr 06 01:47:05 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You go towards the Sirvarris exit, walking for 40 more turns, for a total time of 3 hours 20 minutes, still well within the time limit..._ Apr 06 01:47:15 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Do you want to chat with Priam on your way?_ Apr 06 01:48:22 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Soooooo. There's a tunnel to the Angelic Capital City of Cloud Ten." Apr 06 01:48:42 <HashiBot> <Reina> "We could probably launch an ambush when it begins." Apr 06 01:48:55 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** I'm not too surprised. The city is in the middle of the Northern Zone. Apr 06 01:49:28 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** I wonder if the engineers would let you try a stunt like that, though. I bet it's already strange to let me in with you. Apr 06 01:50:00 <HashiBot> <Reina> "You're my boyfriend, and I'm the Contestant. As long as we don't mention it, it only needs to work once. Apr 06 01:50:34 <HashiBot> <Reina> "If we can just get you in here, then a chain of demon-gating would be more than enough to handle things, especailly when they're caught with their pants down" Apr 06 01:50:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** _<Flatly.>_ I am not your boyfriend. Apr 06 01:50:40 <HashiBot> <Reina> "You will be." Apr 06 01:50:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** You have a point about gating, though. Apr 06 01:51:16 <HashiBot> <Reina> "The most important thing is to have enough cord restraints and handcuffs to capture all the shrine maidens." Apr 06 01:51:33 <HashiBot> <Reina> "A few nonstop months in the conversion chambers will help 'em see the light." Apr 06 01:53:01 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** This is the part I'm actually interested about. You actually want to capture shrine maidens? For torture? Apr 06 01:53:13 <HashiBot> <Reina> "No, not for /torture/ you dumbass." Apr 06 01:53:21 <HashiBot> <Reina> "For converting them to the proper religion!" Apr 06 01:53:45 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Nonstop sex, preaching, and empathy will surely open their minds and hearts." Apr 06 01:54:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** Well _that_ is going to keep our dark maidens busy in the sanctum's pleasure chambers. Some of these shrine maidens are torture-resistant. Apr 06 01:54:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** And no matter what you say, it is torture to them. Apr 06 01:54:42 <HashiBot> <Reina> "It's only torture until they accept it." Apr 06 01:55:23 <HashiBot> <Reina> "And there's a legitimate difference between torture and sexual manipulations. The former is easy to train against. The latter? Against these virgins? Please." Apr 06 01:55:32 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** Nevertheless... It's a pretty hardcore thought, but ... they can defend themselves, you know? They too can do gating. It could be bad to have one right inside a sanctum, and she ends up healthy or smart enough to send reinforcements of her own. Apr 06 01:56:15 <HashiBot> <Reina> "That's what the handcuffs and restraints and carefully managed drug regimen is for. Also, I seem to recall that shrine maidens are no longer holy after they lose their virginities, right?" Apr 06 01:56:25 <HashiBot> <Reina> "So, no problem. Just make sure she's not a virgin." Apr 06 01:56:49 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** The virginity is a part and a condition to shrine maiden status, yes. Which is why ours are better. None of these silly restrictions. Apr 06 01:57:17 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** I suppose what we need isn't employees like me, then. You need an incubus. An army of incubi, to fuck them into submission, or something. Apr 06 01:57:56 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Well, that would /help/ yes. But different women need different kind of men. And that's why you're my boyfriend." Apr 06 01:58:12 <HashiBot> <Reina> "So I can show you, step by step, how to outfuck a succubus and bring any woman to her knees." Apr 06 01:58:26 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** I'm still not your boyfriend. Just because the CEO said I have to follow your orders doesn't mean we'll be doing romance. Apr 06 01:58:45 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Priam]** ....or, whatever it is that you do. Apr 06 01:58:54 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Yeah, but we will. First comes grudging respect, then comes friendship, than comes unnecessary concern, than comes love." Apr 06 01:59:01 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Besides, arranged marriages are a thing." Apr 06 01:59:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Priam rolls his eyes and shuts up._ Apr 06 01:59:17 <HashiBot> <Reina> To Sirvarris! Apr 06 02:01:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _When you finally walk the rest of the way, then climb your way out of the shaft, you find yourself in the generator facility in Sirvarris, in their own service hatch room. It's 7:54 AM already! You're hungry, thirsty, and not quite tired, but getting there..._ Apr 06 02:01:25 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Nutrition: 1034 ntri - Hungry] Apr 06 02:01:30 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Hydration: 417 wtr - Thirsty] Apr 06 02:01:34 <HashiBot> <Tempest> [Fatigue: 43.8% - OK] Apr 06 02:01:53 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Hunger causes accelerated fatigue. Thirst causes you to feel a little less strong. (Strength -10%)_ Apr 06 02:02:03 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engineer]** Ah, there you are. Apr 06 02:02:56 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engineer]** Mr. Miller is on the line, he wants to speak with you... Apr 06 02:03:54 <HashiBot> <Reina> Reina picks up the phone, blatantly making the jackoff motion to Priam in the process. "Hey boss, you really should pay your boys more of a wage. Or offer counseling." Apr 06 02:06:27 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** Good job, Contestant. You've done a mighty fine job. On behalf of the Engineering Corps, I thank you for your service and your help. As I promised, I will be wiring you the remainder of the money, you should be getting the 1500 P$ very soon. I hope, without any offense intended, that I never have to use your services ever again, but if the need were to ever arise... I'll remember your efficiency and Apr 06 02:06:27 <HashiBot> reliability. Apr 06 02:08:11 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** Oh, one last thing. Since you have seen the usefulness of our Service Tunnels for yourself, I'd like to extend you another reward, as a gesture of generosity from the Corps, and in particular, myself, to you. I saw fit to have you added to the list of authorized persons, in place of O'Conner. My fellow colleagues agreed that you more than deserve it, as much as the money. So, if you ever feel the need to travel Apr 06 02:08:11 <HashiBot> across the Mazes in a safe manner, or if you need to get to another Zone, without having to go through many UA trips, well, now you can. Apr 06 02:08:18 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Miller]** Farewell, Contestant. And good luck. Apr 06 02:08:20 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Click._ Apr 06 02:08:35 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **S3-1** - A light shining in darkness: Sidequest complete! Apr 06 02:08:58 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _Your bank account was credited with 1500 P$. Bank balance: 46634.35 P$_ Apr 06 02:09:51 <HashiBot> <Reina> The jerkoff motion continues with a veeeengeaaance. Apr 06 02:10:14 <HashiBot> <Reina> "But hey, skipping the UA sounds great, so thanks guys." Apr 06 02:10:24 <HashiBot> <Tempest> _You can now freely access the Engineering Service Shaft Network (ESSN) in all of the towns that have one._ Apr 06 02:10:42 <HashiBot> <Tempest> **[Engineer]** Well, you did good, so it's only fair. Apr 06 02:11:43 <HashiBot> <Reina> "Well, we'll probably be back. It's time to take care of my neeeeeeds." Apr 06 02:13:22 <Hebizuka> _And that's all for tonight!_ Apr 06 02:13:25 <Hebizuka> [Session end!]