7:00:59 PM <•Nemi> The Amelie reports. What a lovely blue dress she has today!
7:01:00 PM <Fae> Evan reports.
7:02:00 PM <Sax> ALice enters.
7:02:14 PM <Quin> In the briefing room sits a man recognizable to Evan as Jaxon Meakim. He wears a black suit and tie, and polished silver cufflinks; the shoulders crinkle a bit, since he has his arms folded in the chair he's sitting in, suggesting he's grown a bit since he wore it last. His head is bowed, and he's reading over a report as you all enter.
7:03:16 PM <•Nemi> "Allo?"
7:03:22 PM <Quin> "Ah. You all," he says in his Yankee American accent, sweeping a hand through his brown hair. "Take a seat."
7:04:52 PM <Quin> He gestures to the many chairs along the conference table as he stands up, shoving his hands deep into his pockets afterwards.
7:05:06 PM <Sax> Alice takes a seat.
7:05:19 PM <Fae> Evan takes his seat.
7:05:20 PM <•Nemi> "Oh, an American- ah, hm." Amelie half-smiles and pulls up a seat!
7:06:26 PM <Quin> "Right. Please hold any questions, comments, or concerns until the end of the brief."
7:07:45 PM <Quin> "Now, I'm sure you all have heard about your friend Carson, the vegetable down in Medical, and I've heard reports of someone else… " he digs through the papers, "Uh… Gwen? Yeah. Anyways, those two, that's what we're here about tonight."
7:09:18 PM <Quin> "We've gotten reports from a few people in Atlantathe one in Georgiathat there's something going on in an old, burned-out industrial park."
7:09:28 PM <Sax> Alice takes notes.
7:09:34 PM <•Nemi> Amelie perks. Carson AND Gwen? Oh dear..
7:10:57 PM <Quin> "Civvies are reporting lights, sounds, all that fun stuff, and the WHO is, of course, reporting the same loss of higher brain function we found in Pakistan. You're going in to investigate. If it's another scroll, for cryin' out loud, DO NOT TOUCH IT. I'll be on-call with Beta-11; /actually/ call us this time if things go South."
7:11:23 PM <Quin> "If it's something that's /not/ a scroll, DO NOT TOUCH IT."
7:11:45 PM <Quin> "It could be affected by the same anomaly as those scrolls. Questions?"
7:12:06 PM <Sax> "Don't touch anything?"
7:12:31 PM <•Nemi> Amelie nods and clasps her hands.
7:12:34 PM <Quin> "Unless you /know/ it won't kill you, and, even then, use gloves.
7:12:35 PM <Quin> "
7:13:11 PM <Fae> "We got any maps or areal photographs of the area?"
7:14:03 PM <Quin> "Yes. Now, you'll be taking a trans-continental plane; that means no weapons. Those will be provided for you at the safe-house we've established for you as a base of operations in Atlanta. Likewise, we'll have maps and such there for you."
7:14:32 PM <•Nemi> "Ano, very good."
7:15:06 PM <Quin> "Anything else?"
7:18:10 PM <Quin> "Seeing nothing, dismissed. There's a train waiting for you in the depot."
7:18:44 PM <Fae> Evan goes to the train.
7:18:49 PM <•Nemi> Amelie nods! She'll pack her toothbrush and stuff, and get going!
7:19:33 PM <Quin> It's a nice train! Red suede seats, bubbly beverages, and an ice cream freezer!
7:19:48 PM <Sax> Alice packs most of her field equipment and sampling devices.
7:19:56 PM <Sax> She's oddly quiet.
7:20:17 PM <•Nemi> Oooh! Amelie packs her med stuff as well. She's also fairly quiet, and happy for some nice seats and drinks and ice cream. Always good to ahve a little nicety before terror mission.
7:20:53 PM <Fae> Evan packs the nurse disguise if it is advised, as well as his various investigation materials.
7:21:32 PM <Quin> It couldn't hurt, Evan!
7:24:47 PM <Quin> Everyone good for a timeskip?
7:24:55 PM <Fae> yup
7:25:56 PM <Fae> (Evan also brought a fake ID)
7:26:09 PM <•Nemi> Yup!
7:26:22 PM <Quin> Alice?
7:28:09 PM <Sax> I'm good.
7:31:02 PM <Quin> Sweet! Timeskip three hours to your arrival at the Atlanta airport!
7:31:31 PM <Quin> You disembark from the plane, make it through baggage check, and are immediately engulfed in a massive crowd
7:31:47 PM <•Nemi> Just three hours? Gosh! Amelie disembarks with her minimal luggage and cover ID (medical student from University of Paris-Sorbonne, ofc). The crowd has her mildly alarmed; she'll cling very close to Alice and Evan.
7:31:55 PM <Sax> Alice debates if getting something from the souvenir shop is cliche.
7:32:19 PM <Quin> Surely a snowglobe would be alright
7:33:02 PM <Sax> Alice gets a snowglobe.
7:33:07 PM <Sax> Hopefully it brightens up the commons.
7:33:31 PM <Fae> Evan helps Ami navigate through the crowd.
7:33:47 PM <Fae> Hooray for the large meatshield.
7:33:59 PM <•Nemi> Hooray for a meatshield! Who at least is bigger than she is.
7:34:13 PM <Fae> 6'7" meatshield.
7:34:46 PM <•Nemi> Very much bigger!
7:35:05 PM <Quin> Alice, your snowglobe has a big skyscraper and says "Atlanta Municipal Airport" on the base
7:35:17 PM <Quin> The crowd easily parts for Evan, intimidated by his size
7:35:26 PM <Quin> Bad thing is, now Alice is missing, you two!
7:35:54 PM Wix → Wix|
7:35:54 PM <•Nemi> Oh no! ".. Where did Doctor Czeto go?" Amelie looks around, trying to peer over- haha no crowds are huge and terrifying.
7:36:00 PM Wix| → WixZ
7:36:09 PM <Sax> She is in the gift shop.
7:36:27 PM Soulless → Soulless|BRB
7:36:57 PM <Quin> She is, indeed. PERC to find her! Evan, you can roll "Memory."
7:37:08 PM <Fae> 4df+8
7:37:08 PM <Glacon> Fae: 7 (4df+8=-, +, 0, -)
7:37:19 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 PERC
7:37:19 PM <Glacon> Nemi: PERC: 3 (4df+4=+, -, -, 0)
7:37:54 PM <Quin> Evan, she split off and should be, judging by her course…at the gift shop, about fifty feet away
7:38:33 PM <Fae> Makes sense, considering she said something about a snowglobe. They wait for her.
7:39:13 PM <Quin> PERC, Evan and Ami, while you wait; Alice, you can walk right on over wheneverEvan sticks out like a sore thumb
7:39:23 PM <Quin> Tends to happen when you're tall
7:39:24 PM <•Nemi> Amelie ends up clinging to Evan's arm to keep from being swept by the crowd. Nerves, nerves.
7:39:28 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 PERC
7:39:29 PM <Glacon> Nemi: PERC: 2 (4df+4=0, -, -, 0)
7:39:35 PM <Sax> "Oh, hi guys!"
7:39:43 PM <Sax> Alice moves through the crowd and rejoins up.
7:40:09 PM <Quin> She, too, can roll!
7:40:38 PM <•Nemi> "Allo- oh, is that a snowglobe? I, ah, ah it's lovely can we go please?"
7:40:49 PM <Sax> 4df+5
7:40:50 PM <Glacon> Sax: 4 (4df+5=0, 0, 0, -)
7:40:52 PM <Quin> Evan?
7:40:55 PM <Fae> 4df+6 PERC
7:40:55 PM <Glacon> Fae: PERC: 8 (4df+6=+, +, -, +)
7:40:57 PM <Sax> "Yes, let us go!"
7:41:22 PM <Fae> "Sounds good."
7:41:22 PM <•Nemi> "I ah, do not like crowds.."
7:41:26 PM <Quin> Evan, there's a man in a grey suit and black tie over by the exit, holding a sign that says "MEAKIM"
7:41:44 PM <Fae> "Found our ride."
7:42:28 PM <•Nemi> "A-ah? Ano? Let's then!"
7:42:52 PM <Sax> Alice follow alongside.
7:43:01 PM <Fae> Evan is god for navigating crowds.
7:43:04 PM <Fae> good*
7:43:18 PM <Quin> The crowd parts like a river around rocks as you move; Evan, you get strange looks from people, both because of your height and because of the two women accompanying you.
7:44:18 PM <Fae> At lest he's not Esther right now. Dusky-skinned woman in the 50s South… not a great plan.
7:44:33 PM <•Nemi> Amelie shrinks if any of those looks go her way.
7:45:20 PM <Sax> Alice is wearing a long dress and a nice hat, to provide a sense of elegance.
7:45:23 PM <Quin> It's more of a "Wow….what's his secret?" type of look
7:46:02 PM <Fae> Still better than the other look. Hopefully they reach their man without issue.
7:46:17 PM <Quin> They do, indeed!
7:46:31 PM <Quin> "Meakim's party?" he asks with a husky Southern accent
7:46:39 PM <Quin> as they approach
7:46:43 PM <•Nemi> Ami's got a nice blue dress and a straw hat, because porcelain skin and sun is a bad combination. And she's keeping covered to hide the seams, of course. She doesn't relax when they reach the man, either. Crowds. Ugh.
7:46:50 PM <Fae> "That'd be us."
7:47:58 PM <Quin> "Right this way, please, then," he says as he leads them out to the parking lot, to an unmarked, windowless Ford E-Series van
7:48:39 PM <•Nemi> Amelie follows on! Once they shed the crowds and are in the sun, she'll finally detach herself from Evan.
7:49:07 PM <Quin> It doesn't take but a few minutes! The sun feels rather nice on what exposed skin you might have
7:49:20 PM <Quin> Might be about a nice 72F out here
7:50:03 PM <Fae> "Hmm…"
7:50:08 PM <•Nemi> That IS pretty nice. Amelie still hates it. Too warm, too sunny for her.
7:50:58 PM <Sax> Alice adjusts her hat and pulls out sunglasses.
7:52:02 PM <Quin> As you reach the van, the man throws open the side door to reveal three rows of seats, plus the shotgun position.
7:52:32 PM <Quin> "We can take the back two rows out to put stuff in later if we need," he mumbles.
7:52:49 PM <Sax> Alice sits right behind shotgun.
7:54:12 PM <•Nemi> "Ano.." Amelie sits behind the driver's seat!
7:54:48 PM <Fae> Evan hops in the back.
7:55:39 PM <Quin> The back of the back?
7:56:05 PM <Fae> Just somewhere not in the driver's or passenger's seat.
7:56:35 PM <Quin> The middle of the front it is! Surrounded on both sides by the ladies.
7:57:12 PM <Quin> The driver closes the door behind you three, then clambers into his seat, starts the engine, gives it a moment to build up pressure, and then takes off like a rocket!
7:57:46 PM <Sax> Alice looks around.
7:57:52 PM <Sax> Feels weird being back on home soil.
7:58:17 PM <•Nemi> Amelie clings to the door handle as they go, nervous.
7:59:11 PM <Fae> "You okay?" He raises an eyebrow at her.
7:59:19 PM <Quin> Don't worry, Amelie; he's only going about 1.5 times the speed limit, and weaving back and forth like all get out
7:59:29 PM <•Nemi> ".. oui, do not like crowds, has nerves up and- eep!"
8:00:05 PM <Quin> Without warning, the driver hooks a left and speed up by another ten MPH!
8:00:18 PM <Quin> It's a wonder there hasn't been a wreck yet!
8:01:20 PM <Fae> 4df+5 Evan tries to swap to lower his inertia. Still though… he tries for a shorter female version of himself this time, if possible. Traditional Esther might not be so well received around here.
8:01:21 PM <Glacon> Fae: Evan tries to swap to lower his inertia. Still though… he tries for a shorter female version of himself this time, if possible. Traditional Esther might not be so well received around here.: 4 (4df+5=0, -, +, -)
8:02:13 PM <•Nemi> Changing doesn't seem like a good idea in a moving vehicle with someone you don't know, does it?
8:02:21 PM <•Nemi> Amelie whimpers and holds on tight!
8:02:30 PM <Fae> Good point, mysterious narrating voice.
8:02:36 PM <Sax> Alice is silent while holding onto the door handle.
8:02:54 PM <Quin> Is that a redact on the transformation?
8:03:01 PM <Fae> it is.
8:03:02 PM Soulless|BRB → Soulless
8:03:17 PM <Fae> Though he still entertains the thought.
8:03:55 PM <Quin> The cabbie slams on brakes, cleanly swerving into a side alley, and speeds back up. "We're bein' followed."
8:04:13 PM <Sax> "Eh?"
8:04:35 PM <Sax> First noise Alice manages to make is not… very conversive.
8:04:46 PM <Fae> "Ah great."
8:04:52 PM <•Nemi> Amelie blinks, and she peers around to look behind them to see who might be doing it.
8:04:56 PM <Quin> "Black sedan, behind us. They've followed our last three turns, and they're keepin' pace."
8:05:08 PM <Quin> Amelie, there is, in fact, a black sedan, about thirty yards back.
8:05:47 PM <Quin> "Grab the black case under your seat."
8:05:58 PM <Fae> "Hope it isn't more cultists."
8:06:04 PM <Quin> "What?"
8:06:19 PM <Quin> *Swerving [intensifies]*
8:06:35 PM <Quin> "Get the black case!"
8:06:44 PM <Sax> Alice sinks back into silence.
8:06:46 PM <•Nemi> Amelie does so! Leans down, reaches open!
8:06:48 PM <Sax> She doesn't normally carry.
8:07:41 PM <Quin> Amelie, there's a carbine, pistol, and an SMG in there. All ceramic; there are also three silencers.
8:07:49 PM ↔ Sax nipped out
8:08:41 PM <•Nemi> Interesting. Amelie retrieves each weapon, taking the pistol and screwing on the suppressor. She slides the case to Evan, next.
8:09:13 PM <Quin> Amelie, that pistol's a pretty heavy caliber. +1 damage, even if none would otherwise be taken.
8:10:04 PM <Fae> Evan passes it to Alice, he can't shoot to save his life.
8:10:27 PM <Sax> Neither can Alice.
8:10:39 PM <Sax> Unless his range is less than 4.
8:10:43 PM <Sax> She checks out the weapon.
8:10:50 PM <Quin> It's really simplified
8:11:19 PM <Quin> The SMG feels like it's pulling to point towards the car
8:11:22 PM <Fae> His range is 0.
8:11:35 PM <•Nemi> Amelie quirks her lip, looking at the pistol, and she slides it into her bag with a worried look.
8:11:59 PM <Quin> "Everyone armed? Those are prototype anomalous-aid weapons."
8:12:31 PM <Sax> Alice frowns, and loads a magazine in.
8:12:35 PM <Sax> "As ready as I'm going to be."
8:12:55 PM <Fae> "Not a combatant, pal." Evan looks for weak points on the following car that could be shot at for MAXIMUM DAMAGE.
8:13:09 PM <Quin> Well, the radiator. Or the tires. Or the driver.
8:13:31 PM <Quin> The radiator's probably the best non-lethal bet, though
8:13:41 PM <•Nemi> ".. Ano." Amelie will take the carbine, too, then.
8:13:47 PM <Fae> "Radiator's the weak point."
8:14:49 PM <Quin> Amelie, the carbine feels like it's firing mechanism is…just straight-up /weird./ PERC to find out the bonus!
8:14:54 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4
8:14:55 PM <Glacon> Nemi: 6 (4df+4=+, -, +, +)
8:14:55 PM <Quin> its*
8:15:29 PM <Quin> Oh. Yeah. Well, it's a double-tap trigger. You can roll range twice per round, but only at one enemy
8:16:15 PM <Sax> Alice looks - this is much different than the range.
8:16:29 PM <Fae> Evan looks to see if there's anything that could be set up ahead of time instead, or used with knowledge. Like traps or info books.
8:16:42 PM <•Nemi> ".. interesting," Amelie mumbles. Now, to avoid the sinking feeling in her stomach. She lowers the window, leans out, and smoothly fires a burst from the suppressed carbine into the radiator of the pursuing vehicle!
8:16:49 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4
8:16:49 PM <Glacon> Nemi: 0 (4df+4=-, -, -, -)
8:16:51 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4
8:16:51 PM <Glacon> Nemi: 3 (4df+4=+, 0, -, -)
8:16:54 PM <•Nemi> OH NOOOO.
8:17:02 PM <Quin> o.o
8:17:56 PM <Quin> The first round ricochets off the interior of the van, exiting through the front windshield, earning you a hasty, nasty look over the back of the driver's shoulder
8:18:44 PM <•Nemi> "Sorry! Firing mechanism is odd!"
8:19:16 PM <Quin> The second cleanly cleaves through the rear window of the van, rifling straight through the sedan's grille and into the radiator, blasting steam out of the front of the car, scaring the bejesus out of the driver, which, in turn, makes him overcorrect and flip the tiny thing, rolling it three times.
8:19:29 PM <Sax> Alice yelps at both things.
8:19:32 PM <Quin> "Be CAREFUL!"
8:19:37 PM <Sax> ~I'm going to die today, aren't I~
8:20:38 PM <Quin> The driver swerves right, drives for a few blocks, and then pulls into a dead-end alley next to an old, three-story building in the heart of the downtown area.
8:20:50 PM <Quin> "We're here."
8:21:52 PM <•Nemi> Amelie lowers the carbine, staring at the aftermath. She cringes as they stop, and she'll hide the rifle in its case again, offering the case to Evan. ".. I do not wish to use that again. Ah.." She disembarks.
8:22:28 PM <Fae> "…" Evan takes the case and hops out.
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8:23:31 PM <Quin> Mr. Dude, his new name, leads you to a room on the second floor, with a fire-escape exit. A second and third black case are there, along with a corkboard covered in pictures, maps, and intel.
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8:23:50 PM <Fae> Evan checks in the cases.
8:24:40 PM <•Nemi> "Merci.." Amelie shuffles on in, regaining her composure markedly well. She'll examine the intel on the corkboard while Evan pokes in the cases.
8:24:44 PM <Quin> There's two more carbines, three more pistols, three knives, two shotguns, one LMG, and one rocket launcher, along with a rock.
8:25:33 PM <Fae> He looks over the rock for anything that might indicate if it's anomalous or useful.
8:25:47 PM <Quin> On the corkboard is an aerial view of the industrial park, with one building circled in red. Schematics, apparently for the building, are tacked up near it; WHO and local PD reports on the brain stuff and light stuff are there.
8:26:02 PM <Quin> Evan, the rock seems to be a ceramic version of the one Nel has.
8:26:26 PM <Quin> It's about the same shape and sizethink a river rockand it feels sinister when you hold it in your hand
8:26:41 PM <Xiao> Alice takes a look at the WHO reports.
8:26:46 PM Xiao → Sax
8:26:53 PM <•Nemi> Amelie tries to memorize the building schematics, as well as go through the PD reports while Alice is busy with the WHO reports.
8:27:45 PM <Fae> Evan looks over the intel and maps.
8:27:52 PM <Fae> He also takes the rock.
8:27:55 PM <Quin> Alice, the WHO reports detail subjects, between the ages of 18 to 27, who disappear from the local college campus at various fraternity/sorority parties, then show up on street corners three days later as vegetables
8:28:13 PM <Quin> If not given proper fluids, they die the next day.
8:28:29 PM <•Nemi> Aaaand Amelie will take a knife while she's at it. The news is distressing.
8:29:09 PM <Quin> Ami, the PD is full of call logs from a local HOA and apartment complex, pretty much detailing what Jaxon told you already: Lights and sounds in one of the buildings, apparently an old hospital, between 1 and 3 in the morning
8:29:46 PM <Quin> Ami, the knife feels like an extension of your arm. +2 MEL.
8:30:07 PM <Quin> Evan, the rock whispers thoughts of carnage into your mind. mDef to block it out.
8:30:20 PM <Fae> 4df+5 My mind is a brick wall.
8:30:20 PM <Glacon> Fae: My mind is a brick wall.: 6 (4df+5=+, 0, 0, 0)
8:30:37 PM <•Nemi> Amelie slides the knife into her bag to join the pistol. She muses. ".. well then, this seems about all we have.. But it is information, at least."
8:30:50 PM <Fae> Now, with that out of the way, he looks over the intel and memorizes the maps.
8:30:59 PM <Quin> It is, but even walls have cracks. You can feel it on the edges of your consciousness if you stop and think about it.
8:31:20 PM <Quin> The maps show five floors
8:31:31 PM <Quin> all layed out similarly, except for the fourth floor.
8:31:48 PM <Fae> ~Yeah yeah, crush kill destroy and all that. Seriously, why isn't there ever a psychic object that just wants to play classical music?~
8:31:51 PM <Quin> Two wings, east and west, with a nurse's station in the middle of each. Practitioner's offices are in the center.
8:32:18 PM <Fae> Is it still in use?
8:32:27 PM <Quin> No. It burned down about eight years ago.
8:32:47 PM <Quin> Not /totally/ down, mind you, just in the east wing
8:32:51 PM <•Nemi> Hrrm. ".. Do not know what other information can get here. Maybe best to survey in person?"
8:32:51 PM <Fae> Aaaand the PD reports, since he has experience with those.
8:33:20 PM <Quin> Scanning through the jargon of a bored officer, you find references to the fifth floor of the west wing
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8:33:34 PM <Fae> "Hmm…"
8:33:35 PM <Sax> "Not the kind of place I personally would set foot into."
8:33:48 PM <•Nemi> ".. Do not like hospitals, but, ano."
8:34:29 PM <Fae> "Something here about the west wing of the fifth floor… sheesh, this guy needs to work on his reports."
8:35:07 PM <•Nemi> "It is a start. Let's go, ano?"
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8:37:17 PM <Quin> So early in the day? It's still light outside! That's no way to find out what's going on in the middle of the night!
8:39:03 PM <Fae> Evan begins trying to draw runes of mental protection on the ceramic rock with his chalk. "I say we wait until sundown, at least."
8:40:21 PM <Quin> Roll ACA, Evan!
8:40:33 PM <Fae> 4df+8 RUNES!
8:40:33 PM <Glacon> Fae: RUNES!: 9 (4df+8=0, +, +, -)
8:40:41 PM <•Nemi> That's very true. ".. mmh. So what until then? Investigate the university? Just- three foreign strangers asking around, sure it will go wonderful."
8:40:54 PM <Quin> That's how it's done! Between that and your iron will, you're able to block the rock out completely!
8:41:59 PM <Fae> "Spent a few summers down in Mississippi. Definitely not a local, but might not arouse too much suspicion. At least, not like this."
8:42:31 PM <•Nemi> ".. still are a giant, but maybe."
8:43:45 PM <•Nemi> "Doctor Czeto, what are you thinking?"
8:43:58 PM <Fae> 4d+5 Once again, trying for a short female version of Evan.
8:44:11 PM <Fae> 4df+5
8:44:11 PM <Glacon> Fae: 8 (4df+5=0, +, +, +)
8:44:14 PM <Sax> "… a lot of things."
8:44:14 PM <Sax> "And nothing, at once."
8:45:40 PM <•Nemi> That'd probably work!
8:46:08 PM <•Nemi> Ami rubs her neck. "Mmh.. Ah, do not know what to do. We have information here, and had been pursued.. I want to survey site before dark."
8:46:58 PM <Quin> A short, white Esther! Good job, Evan!
8:47:20 PM <Fae> "Well… it couldn't hurt to look around. At least we'd get some of the layout."
8:48:07 PM <•Nemi> Amelie nods! And she'll try to fall back on her muscle memory and slide into that old French accent of hers. And with that, intel memorized and ceramic suppressed weapons on-hand, she'll slip out. Onward!
8:48:29 PM <Sax> Alice follows along.
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8:49:00 PM <Fae> Esther switches to a southern accent and follows.
8:49:13 PM <Quin> I forgot to mention, this is the schematic for all floors in the West wing https://usercontent.irccloud-cdn.com/file/tGFOnaZU/thing.png
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8:50:57 PM <•Nemi> Amelie starts on to The Place! Yeeeah!
8:51:26 PM <Quin> You file down the stairs to where Mr. Dood is sleeping in the van
8:51:57 PM <•Nemi> Yeeaaah! Ami goes on over to knock at the window. Tap taptap.
8:52:42 PM <Quin> He startles awake, drawing a Webley
8:52:48 PM <Fae> Hey, Mr. Dood, who is this infiltrator and where did Evan go?
8:53:36 PM <Quin> "Who's that?" he says, aiming at Esther and locking the van
8:54:12 PM <•Nemi> Amelie keeps her hands in sight. She waits for him to calm. "It's Walker.. I don't know why he thought that is a good idea, but whatever. Can you take us to the office park? Surveying location is likely wise."
8:55:24 PM <Fae> She climbs in. "Apparently I stick out quite a bit."
8:55:58 PM <Quin> "…Whatever. Ya said the office park? Sure thing…"
8:56:24 PM <Quin> He backs out into the street, then takes off, still speeding, towards the park
8:57:46 PM <Quin> [[pause while i figure something out]]
8:58:21 PM <•Nemi> Zooom!
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9:00:13 PM <Quin> [[unpause]]
9:01:50 PM <Fae> Zooom!
9:02:21 PM <Quin> The driver pull smoothly into the park after a few blocks, (illegal) swerves and weaves, and turns the van off.
9:02:34 PM <Quin> "There's another case back there if ya want."
9:02:50 PM <Fae> Esther looks in the case to see if it's anything she can use.
9:06:30 PM <•Nemi> Amelie peers over Esther's shoulder!
9:06:57 PM <Quin> [[pause]]
9:11:21 PM <Quin> There's a set of binoculars, a sniper rifle, a range scope, and what looks like a satellite dish on a stick with headphones attatched
9:11:53 PM <•Nemi> ".. What are these items?"
9:11:55 PM <Fae> Binolculars and satelite dish.
9:12:01 PM <Fae> Easy choice.
9:12:12 PM <Quin> Useful, ami
9:12:17 PM <Quin> Very useful
9:13:39 PM <Quin> [[unpause, just noticed that]]
9:14:24 PM <Quin> Mr. Dood lays his seat back and covers his face with his arm. "Ya'll holler iff'n ya need me."
9:14:41 PM <Fae> Esther nods, and steps out of the van.
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9:15:28 PM <Quin> Is Amile taking anything?
9:16:22 PM <•Nemi> Amelie will take the binocs and suggest that Evan take the thingy on the stick. Esther. Whatever.
9:17:20 PM <Quin> Alright. Gear check! Ami, iirc, has a silenced pistol, a knife, and the binos; Evan, meanwhile, has a thingy on a stick. Am I missing anything?
9:17:36 PM <Fae> Esther already got the binocs and stick thingy.
9:17:49 PM <Fae> Right after she saw them.
9:17:52 PM <•Nemi> Oh! Whoops! She'll take the rifle, then, and the scope, keeping them in the case for safe.. Keeping.
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9:18:33 PM <Quin> I'll edit that, then: Ami has a silenced pistol, a knife, and the rifle, still in the case; Evan, meanwhile, has a thingy on a stick and the binos. Am I missing anything?
9:19:59 PM <Fae> Evan has the magic rock.
9:21:09 PM <Quin> The magic rock, it is. Now, then, onward! PERC, all!
9:21:26 PM <Fae> 4df+6 ALL SEEING EVAN
9:21:26 PM <Glacon> Fae: ALL SEEING EVAN: 6 (4df+6=+, -, +, -)
9:23:08 PM <Quin> Ami?
9:24:17 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4
9:24:17 PM <Glacon> Nemi: 1 (4df+4=-, -, -, 0)
9:25:14 PM <Quin> Evan, the hospital is over *there,* on the other side of the park. The moon is peeking over the horizon, and the sun is almost completely set.
9:25:44 PM <Fae> She makes a beeline
9:25:55 PM <Fae> Unless there are obvious obstacles.
9:26:15 PM <•Nemi> Amelie scurries on afterwards! ".. wasn't it just morning?"
9:27:07 PM <Quin> As you grow closer, you can tell it's been a while. Weeds and grass sprout through the asphalt; graffitino, dearest, it was just 7 at nightcovers the walls, saying things like, "GO AWAY" and "ABANDON ALL HOPE, YE WHO ENTER HERE"
9:27:47 PM <Fae> "Must've been later than we thought."
9:28:11 PM <Fae> "Cheery scenery."
9:28:26 PM <Quin> Windows are busted and boarded up, and the whole place gives of a terrible air of fear
9:29:50 PM <•Nemi> Amelie seems deeply confused more than anything, despite the ominous aura. She must find people more difficult than mere ambience. She clutches her bag and its deadly contents closer to herself, the case carefully in the other hand. ".. very."
9:31:31 PM <Quin> The moon finishes rising. It's now night, and rays of moon-light peer in through the cracks in the boards
9:32:56 PM <Quin> Do you enter?
9:32:57 PM <Fae> Evan tries to find a way in.
9:33:05 PM <•Nemi> Amelie doooo.
9:33:05 PM <Quin> There's the front door.
9:33:33 PM <Quin> That's an option, though so is any window.
9:34:06 PM <Fae> Door.
9:34:22 PM <Quin> Door it is.
9:35:40 PM <•Nemi> Door!
9:35:50 PM <Quin> Doubly so.
9:36:02 PM <Fae> Hooray for flashlights.
9:36:12 PM <Quin> The interior lobby is quite spooky. Cobwebs dangle, broken alcohol glasses litter the floor, and your flashlights seem to barely cut through the darkness
9:36:14 PM <Quin> PERC
9:37:47 PM <Fae> 4df+6
9:37:47 PM <Glacon> Fae: 7 (4df+6=0, +, +, -)
9:38:09 PM <Quin> Ami?
9:39:34 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4
9:39:34 PM <Glacon> Nemi: 6 (4df+4=+, -, +, +)
9:40:31 PM <Quin> Evan, you found a child's toy tucked into the corner of the reception desk. Amile, that floor tile over *there* is loose!
9:41:15 PM <•Nemi> … Strange. Amelie steps over, whispering, "Loose tile." With the hand not holding her case, she crouches to prod the tile, see if it's removable or a butto nor similar.
9:41:17 PM <Fae> Evan is not touching the possibly posessed thing.
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9:41:27 PM <Fae> SHe's smarter than that.
9:41:41 PM <Quin> it's removable!
9:42:56 PM <•Nemi> Amelie carefully removes TILE.
9:43:25 PM <Quin> There's….
9:43:28 PM <Quin> something GREEN
9:43:52 PM <Quin> It's green, crumpled, and stuffed into the space below said til
9:43:54 PM <Quin> tile*
9:45:07 PM <•Nemi> Amelie very carefully uses the edge of the case to remove the crumbled object, and her shoe-clad foot to straighten it out.
9:45:21 PM <Quin> It's….
9:45:23 PM <Quin> A…..
9:45:29 PM <Quin> Five-dollar bill.
9:47:00 PM <•Nemi> "… Why would someone stuff money into tile space?"
9:47:10 PM <•Nemi> "… not useful, do not wish to touch, let us go on up."
9:47:38 PM <Fae> "Right. Fifth floor, west wing."
9:47:41 PM <Quin> Up you go! There's a set of stairs on the opposite end of the west wing.
9:49:42 PM <Quin> Once you reach the top, there's…
9:49:48 PM <Quin> …Another empty floor.
9:49:55 PM <Quin> PERC if you wanna search it.
9:50:00 PM <Fae> 4df+6
9:50:00 PM <Glacon> Fae: 6 (4df+6=+, -, -, +)
9:50:32 PM <•Nemi> Ehhh, might as well.
9:50:34 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4
9:50:34 PM <Glacon> Nemi: 1 (4df+4=0, -, -, -)
9:50:44 PM <Quin> Esther, you found some Sinatra tapes
9:50:52 PM <Quin> Ami, that's a pill bottle.
9:52:27 PM <Quin> Nothing left here.
9:52:41 PM <•Nemi> ".. nothing.."
9:52:45 PM <•Nemi> ".. what are we missing?"
9:53:02 PM <Fae> ~Hmm…~ Evan tries to trust her instincts and feel out where anomalous activity might be. Anomaly Analysis?
9:53:07 PM <Quin> Sure
9:53:16 PM <Fae> 4df+3
9:53:16 PM <Glacon> Fae: 3 (4df+3=0, 0, 0, 0)
9:53:41 PM <Quin> It's up and over.
9:53:46 PM <Quin> Further west, that is.
9:55:25 PM <Fae> She heads that way.
9:55:37 PM <•Nemi> Ami follows!
9:55:39 PM <Quin> Up the stairs to the third floor!
9:55:46 PM <Quin> You know the drill.
9:55:52 PM <Quin> Actually…
9:55:55 PM <Quin> PERC, anyways
9:56:17 PM <Fae> 4df+6 Weeeeee! (also why is it up if they're going from fifth to third?)
9:56:17 PM <Glacon> Fae: Weeeeee! (also why is it up if they're going from fifth to third?): 7 (4df+6=0, +, 0, 0)
9:56:23 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 Wuaaaaa.
9:56:24 PM <Glacon> Nemi: Wuaaaaa.: 5 (4df+4=+, -, 0, +)
9:56:38 PM <Quin> (they were on the second)
9:57:10 PM <Fae> (Esther said she was headed to the fifth floor west wing)
9:57:22 PM <Quin> (Sorry. She made a pit stop.)
9:57:36 PM <Quin> (Don't want people coming up from under and all that)
9:57:46 PM <Fae> Anyway, to wherever the magic stuff is.
9:58:10 PM <Quin> Anyways! Ami, you found a boom box. Esther, say hello to a mason jar with…well, it looks like a red gas.
9:58:31 PM <•Nemi> How exciting. Ami sticks with Esther.
9:58:52 PM <Quin> Also, both of you can hear what sounds like an angle grinder coming from up above
9:59:46 PM <Fae> Esther carefully wraps the red gas jar in her jacket without touching it, then signals to the upstairs.
9:59:56 PM <Fae> *gestures to*
10:00:35 PM <•Nemi> Ami nods!
10:00:45 PM <Quin> Up?
10:00:53 PM <Fae> Up!
10:01:07 PM <Fae> And Esther brings the jacket-wrapped jar.
10:01:30 PM <•Nemi> Up!
10:01:39 PM <Quin> Upstairs it is! SNK, both!
10:02:39 PM <Fae> 4df+2 drat
10:02:39 PM <Glacon> Fae: drat: 1 (4df+2=0, +, -, -)
10:03:21 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 sneek
10:03:21 PM <Glacon> Nemi: sneek: 6 (4df+4=0, +, +, 0)
10:04:23 PM <Quin> Esther falls back down the stairs, managing not to shatter the jar, and somehow not making that much noise. Ami, however, is sneeky enough to see that there are three armed men, each with an SMG and a pistol, wandering the floor
10:05:29 PM <•Nemi> Hmm. At least there's plenty of space.. Rough time between patrols? Ami's thought is to try and pick 'em off, chokehold each unconscious and drag them into a side room and repeat.
10:05:38 PM <Fae> She scrambles back up.
10:05:54 PM <Quin> About two minutes apart. Easy pickings.
10:06:01 PM <Fae> Esther peeeeeers at the gas. Anomaly?
10:06:07 PM <Quin> Roll it
10:07:19 PM <Fae> 4df+3
10:07:19 PM <Glacon> Fae: 2 (4df+3=0, -, 0, 0)
10:07:38 PM <Fae> Right now she's just trying to tell if it is an anomaly.
10:07:50 PM <Quin> It seems so. As you peeeeeeer at it, it shocks you through the glass. AGI!
10:08:58 PM <Fae> 4df+2 ow
10:08:59 PM <Glacon> Fae: ow: 0 (4df+2=+, -, -, -)
10:09:17 PM <Quin> Ohp! Ohp! Ohp!
10:09:20 PM <Quin> d2
10:09:21 PM <Glacon> Quin: 2 (d2=2)
10:09:27 PM <•Nemi> Amelie will attempt to pick off said guards! Sneak, grab, choke out, bind with zip-ties and drag to a pile in the stairwell.
10:09:28 PM <Quin> Aaand it's a catch!
10:09:43 PM <Quin> Ami, SNK and STR, once each per guard!
10:10:24 PM <•Nemi> STR, and not melee?
10:10:33 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 (SNK) G1
10:10:33 PM <Glacon> Nemi: (SNK) G1: 2 (4df+4=-, 0, -, 0)
10:10:39 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 (STR) G1
10:10:40 PM <Glacon> Nemi: (STR) G1: 7 (4df+4=+, +, 0, +)
10:10:43 PM <Quin> STR, not MEL.
10:11:15 PM <Quin> The first one's almost a failure do to some crushed glass, but you manage to hold his mouth tight enough to silence him!
10:11:21 PM <Quin> That's one for the body-pile!
10:11:44 PM <Fae> 4df+3 You will tell me your secrets, mysterious red gas.
10:11:44 PM <Glacon> Fae: You will tell me your secrets, mysterious red gas.: 3 (4df+3=0, -, +, 0)
10:12:01 PM <Quin> It seems to be angry
10:12:11 PM <Fae> She leaves the jar on the ground this time.
10:12:13 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 SNK G2
10:12:13 PM <Glacon> Nemi: SNK G2: 5 (4df+4=+, +, -, 0)
10:12:17 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 STR G2
10:12:18 PM <Glacon> Nemi: STR G2: 3 (4df+4=+, 0, -, -)
10:12:26 PM <Quin> Second guard is a piece of cake.
10:12:32 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 SNK G3
10:12:32 PM <Glacon> Nemi: SNK G3: 3 (4df+4=0, +, -, -)
10:12:36 PM <Fae> 4df+3 What are you?
10:12:36 PM <Glacon> Fae: What are you?: 2 (4df+3=-, 0, +, -)
10:12:37 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 STR G3
10:12:37 PM <Glacon> Nemi: STR G3: 4 (4df+4=0, -, 0, +)
10:12:42 PM <Quin> Third guard, too.
10:12:53 PM <Quin> Esther, it's almost like it's alive
10:13:06 PM <•Nemi> Amelie finishes stacking bodies like cordwood and brushes her hands off. She'll go through their things, see if she can't find ID or any clue who they serve.
10:13:24 PM <Quin> There's nothing to ID them for anyone.
10:13:37 PM <Quin> All the guns' serial numbers have been scratched off.
10:13:38 PM <Fae> 4df+3 Are you a soul?
10:13:39 PM <Glacon> Fae: Are you a soul?: 6 (4df+3=+, +, +, 0)
10:13:49 PM <Quin> Quite possibly, Esther.
10:13:51 PM <•Nemi> Bizarre. Ami thumbs-up at Esther and slinks back out into the floor proper, looking around more carefully.
10:13:57 PM <Quin> PERC!
10:14:05 PM <Fae> 4df+3 Are you a human soul?
10:14:05 PM <Glacon> Fae: Are you a human soul?: 3 (4df+3=-, +, -, +)
10:14:10 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4
10:14:11 PM <Glacon> Nemi: 2 (4df+4=-, 0, 0, -)
10:14:21 PM <Quin> Esther, almost certainly.
10:14:47 PM <Fae> "Psst, Amelie."
10:15:03 PM <Quin> Amile, you've found some casings and red-brown stains on a bed.
10:15:32 PM <Quin> [[pause for device switch]]
10:15:32 PM <•Nemi> Ami peeks back. "Ano? I see.." Bullet casings? ".. executions in the beds, I think.."
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10:25:55 PM <Quin> [[unpause]]
10:26:54 PM <Fae> 4df+3 Do I know the person whose soul this is?
10:26:55 PM <Glacon> Fae: Do I know the person whose soul this is?: 5 (4df+3=+, 0, +, 0)
10:27:00 PM <Quin> No.
10:27:29 PM <Fae> "Amelie, it's a human soul. Kind of angry, too."
10:29:16 PM <•Nemi> "I'd be angry too if I were in a jar." Amelie continues poking around, approaching the nurse's station now. What on earth is this place and why is there so.. Little?
10:29:54 PM <Quin> There's a few empty syringes, some latex balloons, and a straw.
10:30:11 PM <Quin> Also, there's a dead guy under the desk
10:30:12 PM <Fae> 4df+3 Feeling out for more anomalies.
10:30:12 PM <Glacon> Fae: Feeling out for more anomalies.: 4 (4df+3=-, +, 0, +)
10:30:26 PM <Quin> Nothing, Esther. Just an angry person in a jar.
10:30:35 PM <Fae> Evan is blissfully unaware of the dead guy.
10:31:30 PM <•Nemi> Amelie crouches to examin the corpse, curious.
10:32:07 PM <Quin> Younglate 20s, early 30s—with long, blonde hair and bright blue bloodshot eyes.
10:32:14 PM <Quin> No visible wounds.
10:32:49 PM <Fae> Lady or guy?
10:32:53 PM <Quin> Guy.
10:33:16 PM <•Nemi> Hmm. Soul-ripped, possibly. Any evidence at all of what might have been used to .. Cause it? Blankly anonymous guards, a corpse, and a soul in a jar..
10:33:47 PM <Fae> "What are ya looking at?"
10:33:56 PM <Quin> Hmm…a soul in a jar and a dead body….
10:34:13 PM <Fae> Too bad Evan didn't see the body yet.
10:34:24 PM <Quin> Indeed.
10:34:45 PM <•Nemi> "I have found a corpse. Do you think the soul may have belonged to him?"
10:35:17 PM <Fae> Evan comes over and takes a look. "…I think there's a good chance. Feel for a pulse or life signs."
10:36:24 PM <•Nemi> Amelie does so!
10:36:33 PM <Quin> MED!
10:37:54 PM <•Nemi> 4df+5 (+3 if spec applies for first aid and diagnostics)
10:37:54 PM <Glacon> Nemi: (+3 if spec applies for first aid and diagnostics): 8 (4df+5=+, 0, +, +)
10:38:15 PM <Quin> …yah, he's ded. Like, ded-ded
10:39:27 PM <•Nemi> ".. No, dead. Dead-dead."
10:40:34 PM <Fae> "Hmm…" (which floor are they on?)
10:40:39 PM <Quin> fourth
10:40:47 PM <Quin> the angle grinders are still going
10:41:03 PM <Quin> and now it sounds like there're a couple of other power tools, as well
10:41:40 PM <•Nemi> ".. we can come back. I think we must hurry."
10:42:03 PM <Fae> "I agree."
10:43:19 PM <•Nemi> Upstairs again, moving quietly and carefully!
10:43:36 PM <Quin> SNK!
10:43:51 PM <Fae> 4df+2 glacon I will end you
10:43:52 PM <Glacon> Fae: glacon I will end you: 4 (4df+2=0, 0, +, +)
10:44:43 PM <Quin> Ami?
10:46:49 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 Snk
10:46:50 PM <Glacon> Nemi: Snk: 6 (4df+4=+, +, -, +)
10:47:46 PM <Quin> You both manage to climb the stairs without incident. There's four more guards up there, plus one headed towards the stairwell, definitely intending to go downstairs.
10:48:17 PM <Fae> As in, the stairwell they are on?
10:48:25 PM <Quin> Yep.
10:48:36 PM <Fae> Crud.
10:48:41 PM <Quin> Yep.
10:50:25 PM <Quin> what're you going to do?
10:51:02 PM <Fae> Evan glances at Amelie. She is not a fighter.
10:51:45 PM <•Nemi> Well then. Amelie gestures to move Evan out of the man's path of movement, and she'll again attempt to slip in behind him as he steps out for the classic grab, choke, ziptie, stash maneuver. She's pretty good at it.
10:51:52 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 SNK
10:51:53 PM <Glacon> Nemi: SNK: 3 (4df+4=0, 0, -, 0)
10:51:54 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 STR
10:51:54 PM <Glacon> Nemi: STR: 5 (4df+4=0, +, -, +)
10:52:01 PM <Quin> Aaand he's down!
10:52:05 PM <Quin> Four more!
10:52:22 PM <Quin> They're not circuiting, though, but standing outside a room at the end of the hallway
10:54:00 PM <Quin> PC turn, still
10:54:04 PM <Quin> they haven't noticed you
10:54:06 PM <•Nemi> That's inconvenient. Amelie gestures for Evan to move on up, and she too will carefully move up to get eyes on the guards from the darkness. At which point.. She draws her handgun, and attempts to, well, start popping knees. She's still committed to no or low lethality.
10:54:12 PM <Fae> She follows.
10:54:25 PM <Quin> RNG, Ami!
10:54:30 PM <•Nemi> And it's nothing like a gunshot to the knee to VERY THOROUGHLY disable someone.
10:54:38 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 (+3 Surgical Strike, attacking from hidden)
10:54:38 PM <Glacon> Nemi: (+3 Surgical Strike, attacking from hidden): 2 (4df+4=-, -, 0, 0)
10:54:43 PM <Fae> Evan holds up the Rock of Disproportionate Damage for Amelie to see.
10:55:04 PM <Fae> It looks like she's asking if she should throw it.
10:55:07 PM <•Nemi> Amelie nods at that, too, and indicates she toss.
10:55:17 PM <Quin> One knee down. The other three take a left face to look in your general direction. The guy doesn't even cry out, just lays there.
10:55:22 PM <Fae> 4df+0 Keep in mind that this thins is magic.
10:55:23 PM <Glacon> Fae: Keep in mind that this thins is magic.: 2 (4df+0=+, -, +, +)
10:55:39 PM <Quin> There goes another guy's lower leg.
10:55:51 PM <Fae> ~They aren't reacting?~
10:56:03 PM <Quin> Two down, looking for you, now, and spreading out. Esther, the rock tp's back to you
10:56:18 PM <Fae> ~Sweet.~
10:56:39 PM <Quin> ~Enemy turn.~
10:56:54 PM <Quin> -* -*
10:56:57 PM <•Nemi> Thank goodness for suppressors. That they're nonreactive is- bizarre.
10:57:22 PM <Quin> 4df+3 One opens fire on the stairwell.
10:57:23 PM <Glacon> Quin: One opens fire on the stairwell.: 5 (4df+3=-, +, +, +)
10:57:50 PM <Fae> I don't think they're in the stairwell anymore.
10:57:51 PM <Quin> 4df+3 The other looks for you two. SNK to hide!
10:57:52 PM <Glacon> Quin: The other looks for you two. SNK to hide!: 2 (4df+3=0, 0, -, 0)
10:57:55 PM <Quin> (they aren't)
10:58:23 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 SNK
10:58:23 PM <Glacon> Nemi: SNK: 6 (4df+4=0, +, +, 0)
10:58:27 PM <Fae> 4df+2 Also there were only two uninjured guards, so is one shooting and the other looking?
10:58:27 PM <Glacon> Fae: Also there were only two uninjured guards, so is one shooting and the other looking?: 3 (4df+2=-, 0, +, +)
10:58:32 PM <Quin> yep
10:58:43 PM <Quin> You remain unseen. PC turn!
10:59:00 PM <Fae> 4df+0 Time to rock your world.
10:59:01 PM <Glacon> Fae: Time to rock your world.: 3 (4df+0=0, +, +, +)
11:00:12 PM <Quin> If this was Mortal Kombat, that'd be a BRUTALITY! Seriously, though, he kinda needed that spinal column. One guard left!
11:00:27 PM <•Nemi> Amelie, meanwhile, slips up behind the searcher and will choke, tie, and tag him as well.
11:00:32 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 SNK
11:00:32 PM <Glacon> Nemi: SNK: 5 (4df+4=+, 0, 0, 0)
11:00:34 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 STR
11:00:35 PM <Glacon> Nemi: STR: 1 (4df+4=0, -, -, -)
11:00:38 PM <•Nemi> Oh no!
11:00:45 PM <•Nemi> Though maybe Surgical Strike applies since comin' from sneak.
11:00:52 PM <Quin> add the bonus!
11:00:59 PM <•Nemi> +3!
11:01:25 PM <Quin> There you go! That'll put him to beddie-bye for a nice, long nap
11:02:05 PM <Quin> All guards eliminated; you may either search this area, or proceed through the doorway.
11:02:13 PM <Fae> 4df+6 Search!
11:02:13 PM <Glacon> Fae: Search!: 7 (4df+6=-, +, +, 0)
11:02:47 PM <•Nemi> Amelie quickly searches, as well, before DOOR HAPPENS>
11:02:49 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 PER
11:02:50 PM <Glacon> Nemi: PER: 5 (4df+4=0, 0, +, 0)
11:03:29 PM <Quin> Evan, you found another jar, this time with a blue gas. Ami, that's a can of spray pain
11:03:31 PM <Quin> paint*
11:04:01 PM <Fae> 4df+3 Do I know the person /this/ soul belongs to?
11:04:01 PM <Quin> Though, I guess, in the right situations, both words are applicable
11:04:02 PM <Glacon> Fae: Do I know the person /this/ soul belongs to?: 2 (4df+3=-, 0, 0, 0)
11:04:07 PM <Quin> Not at all, Esther
11:04:21 PM <Fae> "We've got another onw."
11:05:49 PM <•Nemi> Amelie doesn't touch the can. "Why just leave souls around?" She furrows her brows, and sighs. She'll continue on to the door, then, moving carefully and quietly!
11:06:15 PM <Fae> "It does raise some questions." She follows.
11:08:02 PM <Quin> Inside, there's an old man, working on a machine. It's a large mechanical arm, similar to one that one might find in an automotive factory, although the end attachment is unusually shaped, resembling a pointed tridactyl claw. A series of cables are protruding from the base and some are connected to a complex mobile console, complete with VDU (Visual Display
11:08:02 PM <Quin> Unit) and full keyboard. At the bottom of the console, there is a dispensing device, with attachments for a container roughly the size of the neck of a mason jar.
11:09:15 PM <•Nemi> "Put your hands in the air," Amelie says, forcefully.
11:09:53 PM <Quin> Two guards step out of the shadows, pointing guns at you, Ami. The old man ignores you and continues working. Is Esther in the room?
11:10:42 PM <Fae> She's staying back.
11:10:52 PM <Quin> She doesn't hear anything, then
11:11:07 PM <Fae> As in, she's there but not in the open.
11:11:15 PM <Fae> So she probably would hear.
11:11:23 PM <•Nemi> Amelie darts back into the shadowy corridor, then, trading a parting shot at one of the guard's (knees) as she retreats!
11:11:33 PM <Fae> 4df+3 ROCK both the guards.
11:11:33 PM <Glacon> Fae: ROCK both the guards.: 2 (4df+3=0, -, +, -)
11:11:35 PM <Quin> RNG!
11:11:42 PM <Quin> Ami, that is!
11:13:07 PM <•Nemi> 4df+4 pchew!
11:13:07 PM <Glacon> Nemi: pchew!: 2 (4df+4=-, -, -, +)
11:14:12 PM <Quin> You got his foot, but not his knee. Esther, your rock slices through one guard's artery, despite being mostly round, and embeds itself in the other's head.
11:14:41 PM <Quin> *squirt!* *squirt!* go the arteries
11:14:53 PM <Quin> you are now covered in blood
11:15:17 PM <Fae> "Eugh…"
11:15:33 PM <Fae> "I was just trying to knock them out."
11:15:41 PM <Quin> How long before they invent stain remover again?
11:15:49 PM <Quin> Too long, I'm sure.
11:16:29 PM <Quin> No matter what, the lil' man still hasn't noticed
11:16:52 PM <Fae> 4df+2 Rock to knock him out.
11:16:52 PM <Glacon> Fae: Rock to knock him out.: 2 (4df+2=+, -, +, -)
11:17:00 PM <Quin> aand he's down!
11:17:00 PM <Fae> Sorry, +0
11:17:05 PM <Quin> ohp
11:17:11 PM <Quin> yeah, he's still out.
11:18:10 PM <Quin> There's the sound of a radio crackling from your purse, Ami
11:18:18 PM <Fae> Evan inspects the machine.
11:18:26 PM <•Nemi> Amelie stares in mild horror. She retrieves her radio.
11:18:27 PM <Quin> it's complicated
11:18:54 PM <Quin> «Zelinka, report. Shots confirmed. What's going on in there? Over.»
11:18:55 PM <Fae> 4df+3 Engineering. Anything relevant?
11:18:55 PM <Glacon> Fae: Engineering. Anything relevant?: 4 (4df+3=0, 0, +, 0)
11:19:01 PM <Quin> buttons!
11:19:17 PM <Quin> A piece of glass that has pictures on it!
11:19:22 PM <Quin> More buttons!
11:19:55 PM <Fae> She looks at the glass.
11:20:12 PM <Quin> You have a strong desire to touch it
11:21:06 PM <Fae> She tries to resist. Just reading is good.
11:21:59 PM <•Nemi> « Encountered hostiles. Hostiles down. We've discovered some kind of odd device which looks to be connected to, uh, two souls we've discovered extracted in jars. Requesting backup and containment. »
11:22:08 PM <Quin> Okay. It says, "Enter command," and it has three icons: A left-facing arrow, a modern-day "power" button, and an arrow twisted into a circle.
11:22:28 PM <Quin> «Ten-four. Sending evac and containment now. Over.»
11:25:38 PM <•Nemi> Amelie nods and moves to the stairs to keep watch. She'll see if she can't treat the wounded guards while she's at it.
11:26:10 PM <Quin> Med!
11:26:20 PM <Fae> Esther tries to help as best she can, despite not having much experience. She keeps sneaking glances at the machine.
11:27:22 PM <Quin> Esther makes a good nurse, and the machine doesn't go anywhere
11:27:25 PM <•Nemi> 4df+5 (+3 firstaid)
11:27:26 PM <Glacon> Nemi: (+3 firstaid): 6 (4df+5=+, +, -, 0)
11:27:59 PM <Quin> Ami makes a good doctor and patches up everyone except for the dead guys and the one who lost half of his leg
11:29:05 PM <Quin> After a while, a helicopter can be heard; it lowers a rope down, and men slide down it, secure the machine, and airlift it back…somewhere. Mr. Dood comes up to escort you back to the car, along with your prisoners, and you can fly back to Site.
11:29:09 PM <Quin> ~Fin.~
Midway On The Journey Of Our Life