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    6 KB TG Quest 25: Do Androids Dream of Silent Hills? OP 11/20/11(Sun)19:08 No.16975328  

    Last thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/16958743/

    When last we left our away team, they were going down the metal shiny corridor in Silent Hill.

    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)19:16 No.16975397
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    >/tg/ Meta Quest starts in 15 minutes
    I salivate in anticipation!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)19:20 No.16975437
    Fuck yes.
    Anyway, combining Silent Hill wiith Star Trek should be very interesting, considering how the implications of FTL, time travel, time dilation, and cloning, as well as teleportation and immortality, subjects that Star Trek often touched on, could be used in horrific and mind-fuckerific ways.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)19:23 No.16975471
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    Pic related.

    I started reading the archives few days ago, being an eurofag and thus usually missing these threads, and this far the quest has been incredibly awesome. Keep up the good work anons!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)19:25 No.16975496
    It was said that perhaps taking Data along was a mistake, given that Silent Hill has mined his memories and emotions for new monsters.
    But the space marines probably would have been just as bad, if not worse. Unending hordes of Tyranid-like monsters, manifestations of the space marine's guilt over the actions and policies of the Imperium, and who knows what Necron monstrosities would have been created.

    Perhaps HK-50 would have been a better option. But then Silent Hill would have created puzzles based on HK-50's abilities, probably meaning more numerous monsters.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)19:28 No.16975526
    And while I'm still here, I'm going to tell you guys to not send any fleshy troops to the Antarctica. Because if my hunch is right, it's gonna be the Thing down there, and we don't want it on-board our vessels, do we?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)19:30 No.16975540
    We need more robots, even magitek ones if we can get some more.

    I think we can all agree that the probe droids and Protoss Observers were well worth their requisition cost.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)19:44 No.16975657
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    Pic related?

    You correctly guessed one of them.

    Data opens the hatch to reveal a cold, sterile room of white ceramic and silvery metal. At the center is something between an operating theater and an engineering workshop, with many robotic arms tipped with tools hanging from the ceiling like the mechanical tendrils of some drifting sea beast. Clustered around the central table are what appear to be humanoids in surgical scrubs.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)19:47 No.16975675
    Have the probe droid go to the approximate same room in the real world. This might be another two-part puzzle.

    I suppose interrupting the humanoids would be a bad idea.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)19:49 No.16975687
    Because this is based on Data's fears/memories, I'd think this is some sort of originstory-type of memory.
    Unfortunately, I'm not knowledgeable on Star Trek, so I don't know what Data might fear here. Does he fear himself, or something?
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)19:54 No.16975716
    rolled 13 = 13

    The drone cannot seem to find an analogous location within the left wing. It does stumble upon several featureless humanoids in monk robes however, which attempt to vomit acid upon the machine. They are dispatched with relative ease thanks to the machine's blaster, but it takes minor damage.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)19:55 No.16975722
    Let me guess, they reflect Data's clinical and detached understanding of humans, empty of the emotional aspects of humanity, or something. I'm not that familiar with Star Trek, maybe you guys have a better idea. Although it definitely makes sense for Silent Hill to be pulling memories from it's victim's heads, I'm surprised we haven't dome more puzzles yet. Usually you have to do 2 or 3 just to get to the Otherworld. Continue onward, I suppose.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)19:57 No.16975732
    Possibly the fear of being taken apart, treated only as an expendable machine.
    There was an episode dedicated to that.

    Then there's the memory of his 'daughter' that he created, and who died of a cascade failure in her positronic brain.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)19:59 No.16975742
    I suppose the only thing we can do is have the team enter the surgical room with extreme caution.

    Is there another exit from this room that they can make their way towards?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)19:59 No.16975747
    >Possibly the fear of being taken apart, treated only as an expendable machine.
    This might be what we are lookin' at. Don't let Data get near those humanoids, at least not yet. Maybe let Heather or her bum take a closer look.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:07 No.16975821
    Agreed. Keep Data away from those surgeons.

    I wish we had the foresight to have invested in small hand-portable video drones with built-in repulsorlift systems for these kinds of situations, where we want to take a look without risking any of our away team members.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)20:10 No.16975841
    At the other end of the room is a hatch.

    As Heather and Douglas approach the table, suddenly the 'doctors' turn as one, revealing them to be a variant on the SteamBorg. They make no further motion, but to part, allowing the team to see what lies on the table. It appears at first to be a young human woman with short black hair... but her body is cut off at the torso, revealing a gruesome mishmash of biological parts and mechanical ones. Part of her skull is exposed, some brain matter peeking through. She whimpers, clearly in great pain.

    "Father..." she moans. "Why... Why?!"
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:14 No.16975876
    Aw crap it's Lal.
    To make matters worse, right before Lal died, Data transfered her memories and experiences into his own mind.
    I never really considered what that would mean after he got his emotion chip.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:15 No.16975895
    There's probably now way of getting around this without a fight is there?
    Should we trigger the trap?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:16 No.16975901
    "Mr. Data, there was nothing further that you could have done. Even with the assistance of Admiral Haftel, the cascade failure in her neural net was impossible to have stopped or reversed."
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:16 No.16975909
    Well, looks like we were wrong. Although there's no sayin' what might've happened if we let Data near those Steamborks.
    So, what's our plan? Are we going to let Data closer?
    Actually, we should probably ask for his input on this matter. Is his emotionchip still having alarms going off like it's London in 1940's?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:20 No.16975941
    Now Data has fully functioning emotions as well.
    Maybe now he can say goodbye to his daughter the way he was never fully able to the first time around?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:21 No.16975953

    Let's see, what do we have here..

    Oh balls. Fuck.
    Make with blasting the surgeons, or hrm, look for some environmental factor we can drop on them.
    Being Silent Hill, I guess Data will have to face down the Lal figment..
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:23 No.16975969
    "It is true, Data. Just like a human parent, you did everything you could right. Sometimes.. sometimes it isn't quiet enough."
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:29 No.16976011
    >Blasting Steamborgs
    yeah that's probably going to work considering it's Silent Hill and in Silent Hill you should totally go around blasting everything and not face your fears

    This room most likely isn't a physical confrontation. Still, we should keep blasters or whatever weapons we have that might actually work against those Steamborgs ready.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:31 No.16976024
    Frack. Frack, frack, frack.
    My brain is now spinning, shit.
    Why didn't I think about this before.
    I forgot about this part-
    >As a final act, Data transferred Lal's memories and experiences into his own brain, ensuring a part of her would live on.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:32 No.16976044
    Blasting the borg right now is a terrible idea, since this puzzle isn't based on blasting them. Besides, they've already adapted to the pulse rifles and the phaser modulation is an imperfect tactic.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:33 No.16976057
    The tricky part is they've been 'adapting', that why we need to find some way to keep them away.

    Hrm, grab the Lal-phantom's table and roll it out the hatch and seal it behind them, perhaps?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:35 No.16976085
    They're not attacking right now, nor do they appear to be about to attack, if we do this puzzle right. Why are you trying to make this situation even worse?
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)20:36 No.16976087
    "All the calculations I run indicate this... but... I can't stop thinking that if I had done something differently..." Data trails off, his eyes distant.

    "You let them take me away!" Lal-thing wails. "You let them take me away to STUDY me like any piece of hardware! You were going to doom me to... to this!"

    "I want to turn off my chip, but I can't... I can't..." Data murmurs, perfectly still.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:36 No.16976103
    They don't seem hostile though, it's possible that for the purpose of this scene they're just decoration.

    ...Just have Data approach the table, I suppose.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:38 No.16976114

    I'm not familiar with star trek, but since it's a chip we could remove it manually, or is this dangerous in any way?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:41 No.16976137
    "No, Mr. Data. Unfortunately, the Human Condition is not so simple a thing as to allow you to turn it on and off when convenient. You must face this part of your past, and deal with it, for your Humanity.
    "You did not let Starfleet take away your daughter, Mr. Data. Remember, that Lal's memories and experiences were transferred to your positronic brain. A person, a sapient being, is more than just bits of processors and molecular relays; it is the sum total of their experiences and the feedback loop of their self-awareness. And she will always be with you, Mr. Data.
    "It is a hard thing, Mr. Data, for a Human to outlive their offspring."
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:42 No.16976147
    Data, when you had your emotion chip activated for the very first time, you suffered a neural net failure as well, didn't you?
    But you came back from it.
    Think, or rather, -feel-, what was it you had that Lal was missing?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:43 No.16976165
    For the non-Trekies, Lal is a daughter that Data created using a new technology that could copy the structure of his own positronic brain. Lal choose her own form/gender, and had an awkward time at first.
    She began developing beyond Data's limitations, both computationally and emotionally. However Starfleet wanted to take her for study, which led to an emotional response so strong that her neural network overloaded and went into cascade failure. Even Data working furiously, along with the aid of the admiral that was sent, they were unable to save her. In the end, Data uploaded her memories so she would live on, in a fashion, and knew how much she cared for him and her friends.

    Data himself nearly suffered the same fate when his emotions overloaded the first time, but Soong's chip connections fused instead of reaching full cascade failure.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:43 No.16976170
    >since it's a chip we could remove it manually, or is this dangerous in any way?
    Oh, it would be fucking dangerous beyond belief.
    The chip is fused deep within Data's positronic brain; any attempt to remove it would require someone on the scale of Dr. Noonian Soong to even attempt to remove it, and a full robotics engineering workshop from the 24th centurty.
    And that's only to have a ghost of a chance to successfully remove it.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:46 No.16976198
    Oh, and Dr. Soong could be considered as a once-in-a-century genius roboticist, as his work was pretty much incapable of being replicated because of how advanced it was.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:49 No.16976227
    You know.. in hindsight it occurs to me that Soong probably _planned_ for the emotion chip to fuse with his net once he experienced strong emotions, to keep him from backing out from fear of them.
    Oh god, and Lal was based on his brain and developed emotions without the chip so there was nothing to fuse. Oh fuck. Soong's design accidentally killed his 'grandchild'.

    There really was no way for Data to have known or predicted that would happen, nothing he could have prepared for would have included backdoor plans by his own creator.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:51 No.16976246
    Shit. That's it isn't it? That's why she died and Data didn't.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)20:51 No.16976248
    "I could've saved her... I COULD'VE..." Data insists. "All I... All I had to do was not give her away... All I had to do was let her know that... If that hadn't happened, she wouldn't have had the failure..."
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:55 No.16976282
    No. I'm afraid you couldn't Lieutenant Commander.
    Even if you were able to do that, wouldn't the relief of you saving her also cause a cascade failure?
    It wasn't linked to anxiety alone. -Any- strong emotion would inevitably cause her neural net to collapse.
    I'm afraid Lal's fate was sealed even before she was activated.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:56 No.16976288
    Have Data realize this: >>16976227
    There really wasn't anything he could have done, ultimately.

    Maybe have the actual memories of his daughter console him as well, he knows how she really felt.. and now that he knows what emotions are really like, he can truly understand how she felt now.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)20:59 No.16976322
    I hope we get to see bonus content of what would've happened had we sent different people into Silent Hill.

    Tosh, the Star-Lord, Darius, and Char have all seen some shit.
    Spike, Egon, the Delta Greens, and the X-commies have their regrets in their past, too.

    Part of me wants to see what would happen if the Orz were to *fall* into Silent Hill, to see the effects of the *sour sauce*. Or perhaps to see what would happen if SHODAN were to land here.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)21:03 No.16976372
    "They're LYING!" the Lal-thing shrieks. "My life... my whole existence was in your hands! YOU could've saved me, but you didn't! You have to suffer for that!" the Lal-thing shudders for a moment, "YOU should've been disassembled."
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:05 No.16976401

    "We all realize this is an illusion right? No one here is actually falling for that... Right?"
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:05 No.16976407

    Question: is our EMH the one from Star Trek Voyager, or is he simply another EMH that is the same model and such?

    If it's the former, GET THE EMH ON THE LINE! As I recall, he tried making his own family and had to go through the hard experience of coping with one of their deaths. If any of our staff can talk Data through this, it would be him.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:05 No.16976408
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    Noonian did seem to enjoy leaving easter eggs in his creations' minds.
    I wonder of there is enough of him in Data to feel regret.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:06 No.16976418
    At this point, it's too late for 'could' I hate to say this, but all you can do now is comfort her, hold her, maybe even cry for her, like you were unable to do the first time.
    Although I am loathe to suggest this, you have her memories on file. Find what she wanted from you, in her last moments, and provide it.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:07 No.16976424
    Douglas was a father too, maybe he would be the better one to speak about loss.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:08 No.16976432
    "Mr. Data. You know that I am not lying. You could not save Lal, as hard as you tried. You were not about to hand her over to Starfleet, and Captain Picard was with you in preventing such a thing from occurring.
    "No, Mr. Data. You must look into the last few milliseconds of memory of Lal, and see that she did no blame you for what happened. You have something that many Human parents never have, the memory patterns of their child.
    "She would not want you to suffer; so, isn't it time that you accepted it, and moved on?"
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:09 No.16976449
    Our EMH is a standard base-line Mark 1 Emergency Medical Hologram with a Mobile Emitter.
    With all of the bedside manner that it entails.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)21:10 No.16976453
    rolled 30 = 30

    Data nods. "You're... right. Let me... see..."

    Douglas seems to be lost in thought as the suggestion is made to him to speak.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:11 No.16976460

    Mr. Data. Lal is not that thing over there. That is Silent Hill exploiting your regret and extrapolating a hellish mockery of Lal from you.

    You uploaded her emotions, her feelings, and the sum of her being into yourself before her physical form expired. She isn't dead Data, nor did she die by your hands.

    She lives on not as a torn half-droid intent on flogging you with whips mad of regret and madness.

    You saved her from oblivion, and she joined her strength to yours. Lal lives on in -YOU- Data. Figuratively AND literally!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:12 No.16976470
    Data, you have Lal's memories and experiences, in a way, she lives on in you.
    You know what she thought and felt in her last moments, You know what she was looking for from you.
    And was this it? Was this how your daughter died, full of bitterness and hate?
    It isn't. You know it isn't.
    There's only one conclusion to draw. This isn't Lal, though in a way, it is your child. It's a creation born of your own regret and grief, corrupted by a vile curse.
    This will be one of the hardest things you've ever done, but for the sake of everything, no, for the sake of -yourself-, you need to face your inner demon.
    Are you ready?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:13 No.16976488
    Aw crap. It's boss battle time, isn't it?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:14 No.16976496
    This is true.
    And as noted above, there really was no way for him to know that would happen to her, a flaw built into his own brain by his father was ultimately at fault.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:15 No.16976510
    That too, probably.
    Fear facing in Silent Hill generally does boil down to a boss fight.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:17 No.16976519
    Actually- warn Data about that! Possibly not the time for hugs with the SH phantom.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)21:17 No.16976523
    Data pauses. "You are right. She would NOT want me to suffer like this." Data turns to the Lal-thing. "You are not my daughter."

    The Lal-thing's face twitches. Data continues.

    "You are some...thing that has taken her shape. You are the embodiment of my illogical... of my emotional response. My guilt, my suffering over what I had no power over. I hold Lal's memories within me. And even though I let them dance through my mind countless times, I did not let myself truly believe... She loved me even at the end. It is there in her memories. You are not Lal."

    The Lal-thing gives a pained shriek and begins to shake violently as she erupts into an expanding column of flesh and steel that envelops the 'doctors' around her as well as the robotic tools in the ceiling. The hatchway behind the group seals shut as grisly tentacles of muscles, sinew, and steel begin to emerge from the abomination at the middle.
    >> mick824 11/20/11(Sun)21:19 No.16976542
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    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:20 No.16976546
    Boss fight!

    Tell everyone to stay away from those tentacles.
    We need to identify the monster's weak point.
    I'm thinking it's either the Lal-copy's body, or the large mechanical tool-hub coming down from the ceiling.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:23 No.16976570
    Good news: we won't have to deal with those faux-borg
    Bad news: everything else.
    I'm pretty sure tactical advice would be to focus on evasion for now. These things typically attack in a pattern right?
    Actually, you're up Heather, you have the most experience here.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:26 No.16976586

    Mr. Data, fire at will!

    And coordinate your team at will.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)21:30 No.16976620
    rolled 80 = 80

    "Since when am I the expert on half mechanical half fleshy death-monsters?!" Heather demands as she jumps away from a tentacle that smashes into the ground where she was just a moment before.

    Douglas begins to back up to the walls, firing his pulse rifle. The bullets rip open wounds in the creature, but they are small and its mass is big. Data fires his phaser-rifle, disintegrating a portion of the monster while avoiding a few tentacles with superhuman reflexes.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:33 No.16976646
    "Sorry, Miss Mason, but you did put down 'Slayer of God' on your resume.
    "ANON, begin analysis of the monster and look for a weak spot."

    Also, they've had a few seconds of fighting. Can you describe in detail how the monster is acting? We may be able to determine its weakpoint.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)21:34 No.16976658
    rolled 24 = 24

    Some of Douglas' pulse rifle fire strikes the thick column of cables, metal beams, and fleshy cords connecting the Lal-thing to the ceiling. It shudders and roars for a moment, lashing out with its tentacles once more. Everyone manages to dodge aside this time, though.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/20/11(Sun)21:34 No.16976664
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    Good job with that roll! Keep it up, aim for the and we'll be back in time for that therapy session we're probably going to need!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:36 No.16976685
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    rolled 60 = 60

    ANON: "Working..."

    "I was told it'd be a feather in my cap! I didn't actually want a CAREER in it!" Heather calls out as she jumps over another tentacle strike. Data continues to fire, evading most of the attacks that come his way, but a miscalculation causes him to take a tentacle to the face, sending him flying for a moment. Douglas, being slower in his old age, isn't fast enough to dodge as a tentacles slams him into the ground, swiftly wrapping around his feet and hoisting him into the air.

    "Doug!" Heather cries out.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:39 No.16976711
    Ah shit, bad rolls are back.

    "Everyone, target that column connecting the demon to the ceiling! That appears to be its weakpoint!
    "And every time you hit it, get ready to dodge a tentacle counter-attack! It has a pattern, use it against it!"
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:41 No.16976728
    "Ms. Mason! Shoot that tentacle!
    "Mr. Data! Get up and break Mr. Cartland's fall!"
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:41 No.16976730
    Data, can you shoot the tentacle without also shooting Douglas?
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)21:44 No.16976763
    rolled 95 = 95

    "...Yes," Data says, aiming at the same time Heather opens fire.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:46 No.16976777
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    >95 on rescuing Douglas
    Fuck yeah!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:46 No.16976779

    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)21:47 No.16976790
    rolled 1 = 1

    The phaser and pulse rifle fire combine to slice off the tentacle, the limb hitting the ground with a meaty thwack as an inhuman howl shakes the room. Douglas is swift to get on his feet with a litany of curses as he turns and fires a grenade at the top-cord of the Lal-thing. A great gout of blood and sparks erupts from the monster as it hits home, causing a huge tear to be ripped into the connection between ceiling and monster.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:48 No.16976801

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    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:50 No.16976816
    Here's praying 95 and 1 just balance out..

    Everyone dive for cover!
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    >roll a 1
    This will not end well, will it?
    >> Fireman Prime 11/20/11(Sun)21:50 No.16976821
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    Tzeentch is pro'lly going 'just as planned' right about now.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:51 No.16976830
    I think that monster just slapped Heather's bum into oblivion.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:51 No.16976831
    Fuck. Begin evasive maneuvers immediately.
    Data, protecting Heather is top priority.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:52 No.16976835
    Take cover and focus fire on the top-cord.
    Everyone watch out for those tentacles!

    Shit, Probe Droid see anything on its side of reality that might be of use here??
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:53 No.16976840
    That's if we even still HAVE a Data.

    Assuming Data's dead, Douglas is dead, and Heather is wounded, Who should we send in to rescue her?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:54 No.16976847
    "Mr. Data, remember that Ms. Mason's survival is paramount.
    "Everyone watch out, the monster is going to attack again!"
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)21:54 No.16976852
    rolled 29 = 29

    New tentacles suddenly burst from the walls, snatching up each of the away team and pulling them into the air, while other tentacles clutch at their limbs. Douglas drops his pulse rifle in the confusion. Spiny tendrils erupt from the tentacles in showers of blood and stab into the three, causing Heather and Douglas to scream.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:54 No.16976854
    ...I'll say Spike.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:55 No.16976859
    I was kidding about SHODAN finding her way into Silent hill. Honest!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:56 No.16976873
    ...Double fuck.
    Data, how much stronger than a normal human are you?
    Attempt to escape your bonds and/or tear the tentacles in two.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/20/11(Sun)21:57 No.16976877
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    Spike, maybe Mouse, I don't know.
    Let's just get the damage report, cuss a little more at the /tg/ dice, and carry on-
    >that roll
    29 isn't GOOD ENOUGH, DAMNIT!
    Fight for your lives!
    Prep the recovery team IMMEDIATELY (Spike, SCP personnel, etc.)
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:58 No.16976886
    Our options seem to be:
    Orbital strike
    Drop in reinforcements
    Wait for Data to not only get out of spiky tentacles on his own, but also rescue Heather before she loses her brain and skin.

    Regardless of what happens, we're dropping some RED-5 and nanite bags down there right now. Heather gets the RED-5.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/20/11(Sun)21:59 No.16976897
    Seconding, along with the recovery team suggestion.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:59 No.16976898
    Since when was an orbital strike even on the table?
    Remember the whole 'if Heather dies we're fucked' thing?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:59 No.16976903
    >Spiny tendrils erupt from the tentacles in showers of blood and stab into the three
    Damn, I'm glad we gave Data a Federation medkit to take along with him.

    "Mr. Data, you must break free and free the other, and destroy the column of flesh."

    The only rescue people we could send would be the EMH and the HK-50 droid, since they're already on the surface and have a shuttle.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)21:59 No.16976906
    Shit. Ok, we need to think of drastic action her.
    Have Data focus on getting Heather and Douglas free, even to the detriment of his own function. We can fix him more readily than them.

    Did we think to send a nanny bag?!?
    Wouldn't be our luck at this point.

    I'm drawn on whether to drop the team we had prepped to go in. Mainly because I'm not sure if or how to get them to 'otherworld'.
    Fuck, someone consult with Egon, see if we can find a way to punch people over to the reality they are in!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:01 No.16976923
    I'm going to have to mega-veto the SCP personnel. Do you have any idea how much fucked-up shit they've seen, how many of their allies they've seen die, and how many terrible things they've done?
    They might be an even worse troop choice than the Knights Inductor.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:02 No.16976931
    They aren't even in the same reality at the moment, orbital strike would do shit even if we did hit the building they started in.
    ..Which would make it the safest time to shoot at it, but that's beside the point.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/20/11(Sun)22:04 No.16976953
    On second thought, agree.
    Nixing the SCP Guys. We need to get Spike, the Prawn Suiters (they've just seen oppression at the hands of the South Africna government, can't be too catastrophic), and the EHM down to the surface stat for damage control.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)22:04 No.16976956
    rolled 78 = 78

    The body temperature of the three seems to fluctuate wildly as the spiny tendrils inject something into the three beings held aloft by the tentacles. Though they writhe and struggle, they are unable to break free for now.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:06 No.16976976
    ..I can think of only one person to send that has issues enough to get drawn into otherworld as well, but hasn't dealt with anything any where as crazy as the others.
    Where going to have to send down Spike.
    Along with nanny bags and RED.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:07 No.16976978
    >the spiny tendrils inject something into the three
    Oh dammit. Borg nanoprobes.
    Data needs to break free and see if he can use his tricorder to create a modulated energy pulse on the same frequency that the Borg nanoprobes use to communicate and try to fry their communication circuits, rendering them inert.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:09 No.16976996
    Mouse might be a valid choice here, especially if we're dealing with Borg nanoprobes.

    Plus, we could always send down one of our Mechs or Tanks, if any of them are mentally stable. (Read: Char stays in orbit)
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:11 No.16977006
    I'm half suspecting we'll end up sending our entire team into Silent Hill one by one as people get incapacitated by the previous rescue team's mindfucks.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:11 No.16977007
    Have him fly down in his own ship straight to the Cathedral of Order. Interact with water, play with the coin in the bowl, whatever.. need to get him crossed over and helping them.

    Re'ing Data doing anything he can to help the others, make of something StarTrek-y! This is his fear-monster, maybe it has a treknobabble weakness as well!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:11 No.16977009
    Mouse is both a UNIT trooper and a Sandman, I'm not sure that'd be wise. God knows what he fought in UNIT, or what Silent Hill could draw out of his Sandman parts.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:11 No.16977016
    If only John Constantine were here.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:11 No.16977019
    I dunno about Mouse. He JUST came back from being infected by hostile nanites and having his brain rearranged. I don't think he's a good choice for a place that likes to take monster ideas from people that enter it.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:12 No.16977020

    We don't even know if they'll end up in the same hell-dimension, though. Or end up in their very own Silent Hill dimension, totally separated from any support.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:13 No.16977030
    It's unfortunate, but I'm not seeing another option.
    Yeah, time to send in Spike and hope his luck is better than ours.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:17 No.16977049
    Actually, >>16977020 has a good point.
    Maybe we should hold off on that for now.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:17 No.16977054
    Spike will need to deal with his memories of Julia, his time as a Syndicate enforcer, and Vicious.
    All deadly monsters when used by Silent Hill.

    Maybe Egon, would be better?
    He already dealt with his fear of the Boogieman, by defeating him twice, and he hasn't shown many other regrets or traumatic experiences regardless of all of the shit he has seen.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:19 No.16977074
    ...Yeah but don't we need Egon up here for zombie analysis?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:19 No.16977078
    Right. Here's a rundown of our heroes, with the pros and cons of each:

    Pros: -
    Cons: Everything

    Pros: Can fight his way through everything
    Cons: Has already fought his way through everything, remembering the horrors he faced

    Pros: Mentally stable, experience in the paranormal.
    Cons: Has seen a lot of shit. Also not a strong fighter.

    That one elf ranger dude
    Pros: The worst he's seen is orcs
    Cons: Arrows are super effective against giant masses of flesh am I right guys?

    Pros: Can fight nanites, trained as a UNIT trooper, sandman body resists damage
    Cons: Suffered sandman conversion recently and likely has many regrets.

    Pros: Has dealt with problems in his past, and is competent with his pistol.
    Cons: He still has regrets from his time in the Red Dragon crime syndicate.

    Pros: Very good fighter. Has fought through many things before.
    Cons: Watched his girlfriend get eaten by Galactus, among other things.

    Pros: Good at fighting and withstanding the mental backlash of his powers. No emotional attachments to other people.
    Cons: Have you SEEN Terran Spectre training? Trust me, you don't want to.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:20 No.16977080
    Well, from a logic of where the idea comes from angle, Data couldn't be turned by Borg nanites, and he knows a host of techniques for dealing with those, Nemesis was after Voyager's return so he should know all the latest weaknesses.
    Hopefully, if these are such, Silent Hill's imitations will be similarly vulnerable to the things they imitate.
    Get the EMH on the horn as well, and link in with ANON for additional treatment assessment. Egon, feel free to chime in.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:21 No.16977092
    All sound suggestions. Seconding all of them.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)22:22 No.16977094
    rolled 28 = 28

    Spike begins to scramble for the Swordfish as frantic technicians toss him various bits of gear such as his phaser-rifle, RED-5 shots, and others throw nannybags into his cockpit.

    Meanwhile, in Silent Hill...

    Data suddenly falls to the floor, escaping his bonds with a combination of superhuman strength and agility. The tentacles he leaves behind are a bloody mess as he brings his phaser rifle to bear at Heather's tentacle and fires...
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:23 No.16977102
    >Pros: -
    >Cons: Everything

    It's... kind of sad how accurate that is.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:24 No.16977109
    >Cons: Watched his girlfriend get eaten by Galactus, among other things.
    Don't forget the sacrificing of 350,000 innocent civilians on a mining colony in order to defeat the Fallen One, a Herald of Galactus.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:24 No.16977110
    Aw fuck. That's exactly where we don't want Data to be aiming.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)22:25 No.16977121
    rolled 81 = 81

    The phaser rifle cuts into the tentacle a little, but not enough to sever it. Douglas groans in pain, it looks like he's beginning to black out as Heather grimaces and slowly fights against her fleshy bonds to bring her pulse rifle in line with the top-cord again. Meanwhile Data aims another shot.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:25 No.16977127
    Out of that, I gotta say Spike still is the best choice. At least anything dreamed up for Spike will merely be deadly.

    Besides protecting Egon, I do NOT think we should put the mind with the most occult secrets within range of Silent Hill. Either for IT learning things from him, or for avoiding dealing with threats that can only be solved paranormally.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:27 No.16977136
    Don't forget that Char is a revenge-obsessed slickster.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:27 No.16977137
    Jesus! OP, please, please let them live through this!

    Spike, we know this is not a good situation. Hell, sending you might make things worst, but if we don't do something, we might lose the three of them. Remember, this place will toy with your head, it will use your regrets and guilt against you. If you always remember that, you'll make it out alive. Good luck.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)22:28 No.16977146
    rolled 1 = 1

    Heather grits her teeth and fires, another explosion rocking the room as a pulse-rifle grenade smacks dead into the top-cord and detonates, ripping the monster free of the ceiling. The tentacles simultaneously drop Heather and Douglas as they flail around the room wildly, screaming echoing from no obvious source. The giant wound where the top-cord was peels back to reveal a smooth, metallic machine in the shape of a brain.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:28 No.16977148
    >I do NOT think we should put the mind with the most occult secrets within range of Silent Hill
    Oh, very good point.
    Yeah, if Silent Hill can get any old memory, and not just the most regret-filled or guilt-filled ones, that would be very bad. Such as summoning Gozer, Vigo, Proteus, Samhain, the Boogieman, another Cthulhu....yeah, he should stay aboard the Storm.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:29 No.16977150
    The Brain is now SHODAN.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:29 No.16977151
    /tg/ dice, why have you forsaken us in our time of need?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:29 No.16977153
    Oh for God's sake!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:29 No.16977156
    Toss him an extra federation medkit as well, oh and a toolkit for Data.

    Can we get the Medic to part with a medi-gun in time?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:30 No.16977172
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    "Everyone, its weak spot has been exposed! Give it everything you've got!"

    Oh god, this is going to be bad, isn't it?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:32 No.16977188
    That's right!

    It's a lot of stuff, but they'll all need it!
    Get Spike that extra medkit and engineering kit from the Inde! Have them beam it directly to the Storm's hangar bay so the techs won't have to waste time getting them stuffed into Spike's cockpit.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:32 No.16977192
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    >second natural 1 in today's thread

    Well shit, this went to hell pretty quickly. I don't know about the rest of you but I don't have much hope for Doug at this point.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:33 No.16977203
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    Why /tg/ dice, why?

    Although to be honest, this is par for the course in SH. If it's your first time through, you're going to get hurt bad on some boss fights.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:33 No.16977204
    Ok, ok. This isn't that bad. This is based on boss battling. Failing here likely means we have to start over entirely on damaging it, and have to avoid being killed repeatedly all over again, as we missed the shot at the weak spot.
    Team has to survive everything they went through all over again and try not to fuck up the shot next time.

    Go Spike go!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:34 No.16977209
    rolled 97, 93, 15, 12, 48 = 265

    Aw for fuck's sake.
    Here, I'll absorb and disarm the next 5 rolls. They're probably all below 30. That'll let the /tg/ dice move forward a bit.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)22:34 No.16977210
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    rolled 85 = 85

    Spike grins. "Relax. Only one person can kill me," he says. Then he hops into his Swordfish and ignites the engines.

    Douglass does not move from where the tentacle dropped him. He is in the fetal position. Heather aims, but a flailing tentacle catches her in the chest, spinning her around just as she pulls the trigger, and sending her towards Data. The pulse-rifle bullets cause minimal damage to Data's strong frame, but Data's own shot against the monster catches Heather instead, draining her shields in a heartbeat, though Data manages to stop in time before the beam pierces the armor.

    As this chaos unfurls, the metal brain's sheath of flesh covers it up again.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/20/11(Sun)22:35 No.16977228
    You are the worst Anon.
    Of all the Anons, YOU, IN PARTICULAR are the worst.
    Those 90+ rolls won't regrow themselves, you know.
    Another round, another go at the weak spot. That 85 should help, too. Continue the attack.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:35 No.16977230
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    >survive everything they went through all over again
    >team is nearly dead from the bout trying to expose weakpoint
    Yeah, that should be fine.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:35 No.16977231
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    >Here, I'll absorb and disarm the next 5 rolls
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:36 No.16977232
    Didn't he already do that? So you should be fine.
    (we recruited Spike at the end of his story right?)
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:37 No.16977240
    "Mr. Data! Please hurry and stabilize Mr. Cartland! He is in urgent need of medical attention!
    "Heather, concentrate on that brain! We know where its weakspot is!"
    >> Research Fag 11/20/11(Sun)22:38 No.16977251
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    Welp. Seems that we have somehow offended the god of dice.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:38 No.16977253
    I'm assuming that we recruited Spike like how we recruit all other major characters and protagonists: beaming them out just as they're about to die and replacing them with a biological (or in the case of Data, technological) clone.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 11/20/11(Sun)22:38 No.16977256
    I always knew we'll probably lose some of our newly acquired personnel once I knew that this world is Horror Central.
    Spike, Heather, Data, Douglas, we knew ye, in other ways.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:40 No.16977271
    Move Douglas behind cover. Hit him with something from the medkit to help stabilize him.
    Outside of that, focus on..
    Data, focus on dodging tentacles directed at him, focus your fire on keeping them off the other two, you have the android reflexes here.
    Heather, focus fire on that ceiling cord again, try not to get hit.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:41 No.16977276
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    Holy shit guys, I worked it out.

    What's the biggest fear that 4chan, as a collective, has faced?
    What happened the first time we stepped foot in Silent hill?

    What are you most afraid of, in a quest that uses rolling?
    Critical fumbles.
    What are we getting now?
    Critical fumbles.

    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:41 No.16977280

    Also, have Egon and the rest of the science team (and a few token starfleet members) try to think of a way to direct Spike directly to where Data/Heather/Doug are.

    With Spike's luck, the science team's collective genius, and some random treknobabble followed by a simple analogy from a random crew member, we may just be able to send Spike to where he is needed most.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)22:42 No.16977290
    rolled 60 = 60

    "Roger. Attempting field medicine," Data says, stopping his assault to go over to Douglas' side. He calmly ducks under several tentacle swipes as he does so, while Heather dodges and darts around wildly, attempting the same.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:42 No.16977294
    >"Relax. Only one person can kill me,"
    Oh no.
    I know who is starring in Spike's bossfight.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/20/11(Sun)22:43 No.16977304
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    The Editors Setting...
    We thought it was Creators and Meta all the way down...

    We were right.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:47 No.16977340
    Come on...Hey, make the Protoss Observer drone meet up with Spike when he lands, in order to guide him to the church and the otherworld portal.
    But with the coin gone, how does he enter the otherworld?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:48 No.16977345
    This: >>16977271
    Gotta keep alive and get that weakspot open again.

    Spike, how you doin' buddy? Remember to work with your friends and allies, man. You don't need to play the lone wolf.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:50 No.16977368
    It still takes several minutes to get from high orbit to the surface.
    This fight will be over before Spike arrives.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:51 No.16977372
    Coin is still on the 'regular' side in the Alessa statue's bowl.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:51 No.16977374
    What the fuck is the probe droid doing during all this? WHy hasn't it been attacking the monster or at least helping the others?
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)22:51 No.16977381
    rolled 48 = 48

    Data begins to administers some drugs as Heather strafes the flesh mountain. She catches a tentacle in the back, sending her sprawling for a minute, but protected by the armor, she rolls back on her feet and continues firing. Slowly the metal brain begins to be exposed again as the walls shake...
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:52 No.16977383
    So our bossfight is going to be ...
    The fear that by accumulating all these heroes and all this firepower, we are turning into S.U.E.s ourselves.

    I know there's a S.U.E. at the center of this horror. And it is us.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:53 No.16977393
    More of reminder to stick in his mind when it comes time for his own fight, but I think chances are good that Spike will make it in time for this fight. He makes reentry pretty hard in that thing and our fight is taking time.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:53 No.16977399
    Because the probe droid isn't in the same plane of reality. The droid is in the real world, all of this fighting is occurring in the otherworld.
    Just be glad that our communication array is able to still talk with them even when they're out of phase with relation to us.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/20/11(Sun)22:54 No.16977400
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    This is going to be like NieR, ain't it.
    We will battle our own soul and destroy it as fuel for our mission.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:54 No.16977403
    Are you joking? We are way, way too fallible to be SUES, or even regular Sues.
    I mean Ahriman swindled us, we spend the majority of combat on the defensive, if not in outright defeat etc.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:55 No.16977410
    >implying SUEs aren't just as fallible
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:55 No.16977411
    For when you stare into the S.U.E., the S.U.E. stares back.

    >183 intches
    heh, that's what she said, Captcha.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:56 No.16977416
    "Mr. Data, as soon as you get Mr. Cartland behind cover, please resume your attack on the creature's brain.
    "Come on, Ms. Mason! You're almost there! You can do it!"
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)22:57 No.16977433
    Probably only the Observer that is allowing the communication in the first place. Only reason I can think of for us not to be cut off entirely.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:07 No.16977486
    Apply Bullet to weak spot.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/20/11(Sun)23:08 No.16977490
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    Get up on the hydra's back!
    No wait, just shoot it. Yeah. That'll do, soldier.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:09 No.16977495
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    >get 3 coffins ready
    >our away team consists of 3 people
    Why would you tempt the dice gods like that? WHY?!
    >> Fireman Prime 11/20/11(Sun)23:11 No.16977506
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    We're waiting for the results of that 48 roll.
    No harm done.
    >> dice+1d100 Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:12 No.16977515
    Let me help.
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    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:13 No.16977521
    You suck at helping.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:13 No.16977523
    rolled 13 = 13


    Let me help!
    >> Fireman Prime 11/20/11(Sun)23:14 No.16977528
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    rolled 66 = 66

    Naw, let ME help.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)23:14 No.16977529
    rolled 7 = 7

    Heather manages to fire off a burst at the brain and it sparks before the fleshy sheath covers it again, the walls quaking with another inhuman wail. Heather is slammed into a wall and pinned by a tentacle as the fleshy limbs begin to sprout motorized cutting blades and laser-cutters from their tips.

    Data has finished administering the drugs and is now running a few devices over Douglas.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:15 No.16977530
    Data. Rescue what's left of Heather.
    Hopefully her head's intact enough to revive.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:15 No.16977536
    Silent Hill tried to cause you to fall into the trap of despair, because it knew what would happen if you did not.

    It would lose. Have faith in your heroes, if there's anyone who knows that the good guy wins when his head is on straight, it's us. After all, we see it in dozens of Canons. Cut the noise, focus on the signal and be prepared to get some serious medical intervention on the scene when they win. My bet is when this thing goes down, we'll have an opening in the Mists at least long enough to render aid.

    Panic and fear is what Silent Hill feeds on. Courage is it's poison. We have courage in buckets. Pour it on.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)23:16 No.16977537
    rolled 99 = 99

    Before she can escape, the motorized blades drive themselves into Heather's hardsuit, beginning to cut away her protective gear as Heather screams, trying to wriggle out of the pin.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:17 No.16977542
    Here we go, lads.

    Cut off tentacles, and apply Bullet to Weak Spot.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:17 No.16977543
    "Mr. Data, I realize that you are in the middle of administering much needed medical aid to Mr. Cartland. However, the situation has changed drastically for the worse and Ms. Mason is in imminent peril. Please assist her."
    >> Fireman Prime 11/20/11(Sun)23:18 No.16977548
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    Got 99 problems but a Crit ain't one!
    GTFO / cut off tentacles, apply Wepon to Zomby Ghoast Weekness.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:19 No.16977560
    Come on, Heather, get out of that pin!
    Let's go Data, I know you can stabilize Douglas fast enough that you can help out Heather!

    I believe in you all! Show Silent Hill that you can defeat your fears!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:19 No.16977561
    I'll reaction face later-

    Data! Save Heather!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:22 No.16977575
    Set phaser to overload! Toss to other side of the monster!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:23 No.16977583
    What? But that'll mean one less effective weapon against!
    No, don't do that! Besides, the explosive radius of an overloaded phaser rifle is larger than the room they're in! It'll kill them!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:29 No.16977611
    Ok, set it to 'vaporize half this building' and point at it. We need something to repress it.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:30 No.16977620
    Silent Hill has one law: If you can overcome yourself, you will overcome Silent Hill.

    Trust those with you, and give it your all! Your will to live is your sword, strike with all your might!
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:36 No.16977656

    Time to see if brain can really outsmart boolet.
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)23:39 No.16977682
    rolled 21 = 21

    You can almost here the guitar music cut in...

    Data whirls around and fires his phaser rifle at the tentacle, the strike causes the blades to go off course and bore into the wall, narrowly missing Heather.

    Heather suddenly gives out a scream of pure fury, the tentacle pinning her exploding in a shower of flesh and scrap metal. Dropping to her feet, Heather levels her pulse rifle at the mountain of flesh and fires three grenades at the core in rapid succession as she walks forward. The explosions cause the room to shake, scream and the fleshy sheathe to retract as Data scoops up his phaser rifle, swiftly presses a few buttons on it and tosses it to Heather.

    "Bomb!" he shouts. Heather nods and throws the rifle at the glittering brain, the fleshy sheath closing with the rifle lodged within. Data and Heather both jump for cover as the rifle goes off, completely tearing apart the abomination that masqueraded as Lal as the room is coated with a splatter of blood, fleshy chunks, and shrapnel.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:43 No.16977699
    "Mr. Data, Ms. Mason, Mr. Cartland, please respond! Are you alright? Please respond!"

    ANON, do we still have everyone's bio-signs and Data's system status?
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)23:44 No.16977704
    rolled 13 = 13

    The explosion sends Heather, Data, and Douglas flying, crashing against the walls of the room. For a moment all is still, then Heather coughs and pulls herself up. Data does the same a few minutes after. He looks pensively at the crater in the middle of the room.

    "Some part of me always thought she blamed me. Hated me. The facts were always there. The memories were in my mind. But I didn't let myself belief what was right in front of me," he quietly says.

    "Yeah, well. Sometimes that's what it means to be human," Heather murmurs. Her face suddenly creases with worry as she runs over to a limp form. "Doug..."
    >> Fireman Prime 11/20/11(Sun)23:45 No.16977711
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    >Doug might be dead
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:45 No.16977714
    Heather's Bum status:
    Got grabbed.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:46 No.16977720
    Come on, Doug! Don't give up now! You beat Silent Hill once before with Heather, you can do it again!

    "Mr. Data, Mr. Spiegel is on his way with additional medical supplies. Please try to keep him stabilized."
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:47 No.16977725
    I'm surprised that with these bad rolls, Data and Heather can still move.
    Hope Spike's bringing lots of nanite-based healing.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:50 No.16977743
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    Keep it together Douglas!
    >> OP 11/20/11(Sun)23:51 No.16977750
    Heather kneels beside Doug's lifeless form. Data stands behind her.

    "I am sorry... He was injected by some sort of biomechanical nanite. I managed to slow it down, but combined with his injuries..." Data trails off. Heather closes Doug's staring eyes for him and crosses his arms over his chest. "...there is the possibility of revival with advanced-"

    "Don't sugar talk me," Heather cuts Data off. "This isn't the first time I've seen my dad killed."

    She gets up and grabs her pulse rifle, walking towards the hatch at the far end. Data spares a moment to look at Doug's body before taking his pulse rifle and following.

    Spike has descended through the atmosphere, using the Observer's data to navigate the mists. He is almost to the cathedral according to its calculations.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:52 No.16977756
    Hopefully we can keep him stable.
    Might end up imitating SH3, with him wounded and staying back. But we've got strong medi-fu, we might be able to keep him with us.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/20/11(Sun)23:54 No.16977766
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    Conch, what am I supposed to feel after Doug dies?

    Spike, get in here and get ready to help secure the exit. Did we bring the EMH with, and if we did, get him ready NOW for medical magic IMMEDIATELY. The rest of you lot, pull out with Doug in tow; we might have one last shot at saving him and being the big damn heroes we signed up to be.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:54 No.16977769
    Goddammit no! I will not fucking accept this.
    The nanny-bags can maintain a person's brain even after clinical death. The EMH combined with the reconstruction tanks on the Storm can revive a person who hasn't been dead for more than hour outside of a nanny-bag.

    I refuse to give Silent Hill another victim.
    >> mick824 11/20/11(Sun)23:55 No.16977770
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    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:55 No.16977773
    Ok, we've got to get Spike and the supplies to Douglas' body as quickly as possible.

    Does the Probe Droid notice anything different on the fog side of reality since the defeat of the false-Lal or Douglas?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:56 No.16977776
    How badly injured are Data and Heather? Are both able to walk?
    Likely they'll need lots of repair, considering how badly both got owned in that fight.
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:57 No.16977784
    The EMH is currently in Pennsylvania, however, it can be rerouted to Silent Hill and be there within 30 minutes. If we're willing to lose some time, which I think most of us are, we can get the EMH to the edge of Silent Hill, where it can be guarded by HK-50 and get Douglas.
    Do we agree to do this?
    >> Anonymous 11/20/11(Sun)23:59 No.16977788
    Aye, we can save him, we just have to act fast.

    EMH is in/headed for PA, but we have him on the comm along with ANON. Best thing now is to get to him in time to bag him.

    DATA! Before you go, inject something to help stabilize his neural cell-, Help buy we more time until we can bag him!
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:03 No.16977812
    >stabilize his neural cells- Help buy us more time
    Gah, so frantic I can't type straight!

    Unless he get ejected from the Otherworld, the EMH can't physically reach him anyway.
    Sadly we're force to send Spike BECAUSE we know he has hang-ups for Silent Hill to drawn on, and hopefully drawn him into Otherworld.
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)00:04 No.16977818
    Data is fine, his android body can take ridiculous amounts of punishment. Heather is injured but her hardsuit kept her from crippling injuries.

    All clear.

    Spike lands the Swordfish in front of the cathedral and hoofs it inside, carting on his back the requested gear.

    Heather opens the far hatch to reveal three statues hooked up to a plethora of machinery. One is a statue of Data, his mouth closed and hands at his sides, but eyes wide with terror. One is of Heather, her mouth wide open in a scream, her eyes shut. The third statue appears to be broken, crumbling apart.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/21/11(Mon)00:07 No.16977843
    You know how I said 'get three coffins ready' earlier?
    I regret that now.
    Seems Silent Hill has given up on Doug, but I sure haven't. Let's get the team straight out of here ASAP. Head out of the Otherworld so we can GTFO to the medics. Red Team's Medic might be able to help as well.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:07 No.16977849
    Have the Probe Droid return to the entrance of the church, it will likely be needed in order to get Spike to the Otherworld.
    If Spike doesn't automatically switch to the Otherworld, have Spike try fishing around in the water basin. If that doesn't work, get the Probe Droid to go and pick up the gold coin, drop it back in the original water basin, fish it out to get Spike transported over, then drop it into Alessa's bowl again.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:07 No.16977850
    Data should try to apply repair to Heather's suit, shield, and physical form if possible.
    Looks like there's something Data can see, but not act upon - and something Heather can act upon, but not see.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:08 No.16977855
    Out of the otherworld is currently blocked by a Locked Door.
    You cannot out of the Otherworld.
    >> Fireman Prime 11/21/11(Mon)00:09 No.16977862
    Seconding this, then. We need to figure out what the statues mean practically as well, but I haven't a clue at the moment.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:10 No.16977869
    I told you, that picture was tempting the tg dice gods!

    Also, the important thing is to get Doug stabilized for later revival. Sending in more people with hangups than we already have will just make things worse.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:10 No.16977875
    Probe Droid, try to keep as close as you can to their reported location in the Otherworld, report anything of note in corresponding areas.

    Spike, this is it man. Good luck and godspeed. Try interacting with the water or the coin and pray this fuck-up fear factor takes you in, link up with Douglas' body, inject him with anything the EMH tells you to, and if that fails get him in a nanny-bag. I hope we sent a light repulsor lift with you, 'cause your going to have to drag him around with you until you can escape Otherworld and we can get him up to be treated further.

    Data, Heather- Examine the broken statue.
    >> mick824 11/21/11(Mon)00:10 No.16977877
    thirding, let's hope your'e right anon
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)00:14 No.16977902
    rolled 26 = 26

    Spike touches the water in the basin and it immediately turns a deep shade of crimson, streaming out to envelop Spike. The blood takes on a viscosity akin to rubber and Spike lets out a surprised 'MMMMMPH!' as he is pulled into the puddle on the floor and then vanishes through it without a trace.

    Data begins attempting field repairs on Heather's suit.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:14 No.16977903
    Seconding having the EMH use Spike's video feed to try to do remote resuscitation of Douglas, and stuffing him into a nanny-bag if it doesn't work. Data is strong, though, so he should be able to carry Douglas as necessary.
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)00:15 No.16977918
    Data is unable to perform repairs on Heather's suit after a basic assessment. He does not have the required materials. Heather pokes around the statues, but doesn't find anything obviously standing out.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:17 No.16977933
    Yeah, they need to medicalize for a bit after that fight. Fortunately the Mass Effect gear is mostly self-sealing/healing, but Data should check on Heather's vitals and his own injuries.
    I had thought we sent down suits for all three, did we only get two?

    Not to be ghoulish, but if.. wait. I was about to suggest Data borrowing Douglas' suit if he didn't have one, but did we ever get Spike any armor? I know we gave him a variety of pistol-like weapons previously.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:17 No.16977935
    Have Data check the machinery, see if he can decipher what it's doing.

    Come on, Spike, where are you?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:18 No.16977944
    Well, we have Spike, Data, and Heather in there. Data is with Heather and Spike is somewhere else entirely.

    I'd say: Backtrackin' to the pool is the order of business today.
    As we go back, open the door on the left. There was a hallway with 3 branching doorways; are there still 3 branching doorways? And, are they all in the same location, or have they moved?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:19 No.16977950
    No, but he does have a dose of RED. It'll reboot his brain if he dies, but each application is only good for one extra life.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:19 No.16977953
    How without a trace are we talking here?

    Spike, man, can you hear me??
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:22 No.16977971
    I.. huh.
    I wonder how late you can apply RED?
    EMH, ANON! Analysis: If we can reach him fast enough and apply a little Federation know-how to help the process, is it possible to get a dose of RED to function on Douglas?
    I know RED is a valuable resource, be I feel it would be worth the expenditure if this has a chance of working.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:24 No.16977979
    Needs to be applied before death. It backs up the person's brain into their skin, so it needs a functioning brain.
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)00:27 No.16978009
    Only static greets you.

    Heather notes the third statue beginning to shake.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:30 No.16978034
    I'm going to guess it's going to reformat itself as Spike.
    Pretty clever, Silent Hill.
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)00:32 No.16978049
    A kewpie dolls materializes in your hands, or it would, if we were that Meta.

    The statue does indeed change into Spike, wary look on his face as he cocks his head as if to hear something.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:32 No.16978052
    Dammit...where are you Spike?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:32 No.16978053
    Well, time to backtrack to the pool with the DROOONE. I wonder what the statue's doing.
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)00:33 No.16978069
    The drone finds everything in order.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:34 No.16978078
    Aye, I know how it is supposed to function. It also provides one helping of quick regeneration. Thought being that we can apply some Star Trek know-how into jump starting the stuff and spread the dosage through his body manually. His brain is still intact for the moment, so that is less of a factor right now. But a little applied phlebotinum might get him back to us faster. He still has his own demons to face.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:35 No.16978090
    Is Spike back in radio contact yet?
    By my estimate, it should only have been 10 minutes so far since Doug flatlined. His brain should still be salvageable.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:36 No.16978101
    Hearing, Seeing, and Speaking.
    Now, what can we do about the related evil.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:36 No.16978102
    Wonder where Spike went. He's probably not dead.

    Data, tricorder that statue to find out wtf's going on.
    Heather, go back down the hall and check on the other door, the one with 3 passages branching off it. Check whether it's changed.
    Drone, look into the pool to try to figure out wtf's happening.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:38 No.16978113
    I only have one question.

    Why isn't Heather wearing anything under her vest in OP's pic?
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)00:40 No.16978131
    Heather leaves to investigate the other hallway. It doesn't appear to have changed, with the three doors still in place.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:41 No.16978140
    ...Open a door? I guess?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:41 No.16978145
    Now a little something for Data..
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:42 No.16978147
    Well, our options are:
    Heather and Data go to the fountain to see if they can find out where Spike went
    Heather and Data explore hallways
    Heather and Data split up (No, you moron)

    I'm up for Fountain.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:43 No.16978161
    Dammit, still no sign of Spike? And the clock is ticking on Douglas.

    "Mr. Data, please relay the current contents of your medkit. EMH, given the contents of the medkit, what can be done by Mr. Data to flush metabolic waste from Mr. Cartland's body and get some fresh oxygen pumped to his brain? What could be done to slow down decomposition and decay of the neural tissue, so that the nanny-bags will even be effective once we have them in hand?"
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:45 No.16978170
    Repeating from previous, particular since Spike is missing: have Data inject Douglas with neural stabilizer to help preserve his brain tissue until more advanced techniques can be brought in.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:48 No.16978191
    Also, double check the room they fought the false-lal in. Generally quest items or mementos tend to appear in the wake of boss conflicts.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:50 No.16978211
    We've got Federation medkit and a suit that dispenses medi-gel, between the two we should be able to come up with something, but we've got to act fast and find Spike, for both their sakes.
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)00:52 No.16978233
    Data begins to administer as much treatment as he can to Douglas while Heather locates an odd object near the center of the crater in the 'operating theater'. It is a surgical breathing mask, somehow untouched by the explosion.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:54 No.16978247
    ...Pretty sure picking it up is safe, since it's a puzzle item.
    Maybe Heather should put it on the statue of herself?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:56 No.16978262
    A surgical mask?
    I can think of a few different possibilities.
    1. place it on the statues of Heather or Data
    2. it is to be placed on that angel statue back in the hall with the statue of Alessa.
    3. it's a defensive item that Heather is supposed to use.

    Possibility 1 is something Heather can try while Data does what he does, and we try to contact Spike.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)00:56 No.16978263
    The statues may be a sort of play on the Three Wise Monkeys (hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil).

    Although I'm somewhat stumped as to how that could apply to our current situation.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:01 No.16978294

    Taking these into context, we may have to place respective items on the statues to prevent the "evil" from coming out of the statues.

    Surgical mask on Heather statue (not Alessa statute) = cure for speaking evil; Heather statue's mouth is covered, can't spread spoken evil.

    Presumably, there may be some puzzle items lying around that can prevent seeing evil or hearing evil.

    This is just my take on it, I might be wrong.
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)01:02 No.16978303
    When Heather places it over her mouth, a loud 'click' sounds, and a hidden compartment slides out from beneath Spike's statue. It appears to hold an iron key.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:04 No.16978333
    "Ms. Mason, please pocket that key. We believe that there will be items in other parts of the chapel that will cover the eyes of Mr. Data's statue, and cover the ears of Mr. Spiegel's."

    That key will likely fit one of the doors in the other path from the fork. Three statues, three keys, three doors.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:05 No.16978337
    Key obtained!
    Let's go back to the entrance and see if it unlocks the main door (it probably doesn't), and also check if there's a hint in the fountain where Spike went.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:08 No.16978371
    Since it slid out from underneath Spike's statue, and we haven't yet been able to contact Spike, could the key unlock one of the three doors from the other door in the statue room, and Spike will be behind it?

    Once Data has done everything he can to delay the decay of Douglas' neural tissue, let's get going. As macabre as it may be, Data should take Douglas with him; we don't know when they'll meet up with Spike and we can't afford to lose any time in getting Douglas into a nanny-bag.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:09 No.16978382
    She placed it over her own mouth, not the statue's, I believe.
    Either way it sounds like we'll need to find items that go over eyes and ears.
    In the mean time- Hoof it people! That key was in Spike's statue, which means it might lead to him, so get the key, regroup, and find the door that goes to that key!
    Also, move Douglas out to the main room so we can get back to him faster when we find Spike.
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)01:09 No.16978387
    "Yeah, yeah," Heather says as she pockets the key.

    You return to the chapel's main hall to find it unchanged. The bloodied altar is still there, with the statue of the corpse above it. The red mask is still strapped to the statue, and the doorway to the 3-door hall remains ajar.

    The statue of Alessa's bowl remains bare and the other statues remain smashed and broken.
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)01:10 No.16978398
    Sorry, it was on the Heather statue's mouth.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:11 No.16978408
    Mask? Eye covering mask?
    If so, perhaps we should try it.
    Would feel better if we could locate the door that goes with the Spike-key though.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:12 No.16978409
    Bah. No sign of Spike.
    There was another door in the main hallway; perhaps we should try to open it?
    Also, what's the Red Mask about? I don't want to fuck with it yet, but it might be important later.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:14 No.16978426
    Yes, we opened it before, it had three doors.
    How much you want to bet that that are locked and require the statue keys?
    On that note, let's confirm this theory.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:14 No.16978433
    Try the iron key in each of the three doors till one opens.
    The red mask might be for Data's statue, but could trigger a boss fight, and I'd rather wait until we have 3 able people first.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:16 No.16978447
    Alright, well if that mask if eye-covering, I'd say apply it to the Data statue, but let's look and see if the Iron key opens one of those three doors first, we need to find Spike quickly.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:25 No.16978503
    Wait, where's Data and Douglas? Are they with Heather?

    I refuse to give up on Douglas yet.
    We've invested into these second-chance technologies too much to give up on him yet.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:29 No.16978528
    Data is carefully monitoring Douglas' condition to prolong his time before treatment.

    Heather notes that the key doesn't seem to fit in any of the three doors, but they don't seem locked.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:33 No.16978544
    OP, was this you?

    Oh man, I hate sending Heather alone, but I refuse to lose Douglas.
    And Silent Hill is going to use this against us players, isn't it?

    Have the Probe Droid attempt to mirror Heather's movements as best it can.
    "Ms. Mason, can you see what is behind each door? Once we know a little more about what we're dealing with, we can plan on which course to take.
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)01:40 No.16978594
    It was me.

    "I can't see what's past them without opening them," Heather states.

    The probe droid begins to move towards this region of the cathedral.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:42 No.16978605
    "The Probe Droid will be in that area momentarily, in case there are puzzles which require a realworld presence. Once it is there, please open each of the doors in turn to see what is behind each.
    "One of them will likely lead to Mr. Spiegel."
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:42 No.16978609
    Alright, unless there is a difference between the door I am unaware of:
    Heather, follow your gut on this one, open the door you think is best and report what you find.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)01:51 No.16978671
    Remember that there's another door in the main Cathedral area.
    Areas we haven't explored:
    3 doors branching off from the hallway past Alessa's statue.
    Main door on the left in the cathedral.
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)02:00 No.16978724
    Heather pauses a moment, then opens the left door, revealing a long stone hallway, set with jail cells. A thin curl of smoke rises from one of them, and when Heather enters to investigate, she sees Spike within, sitting on a cot. The gear he brought is scattered around him. He himself is soaked in blood, his hair slicked back and clothes thoroughly stained, as is the equipment.

    "Yo," he says, waving.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:02 No.16978736
    "Excellent instincts, Ms. Mason! I can only hope that the iron key will fit the cell door keeping Mr. Spiegel in."

    "Mr. Spiegel, can you hear us? If you can, as soon as Ms. Mason opens the door, please take the medical equipment to Mr. Data. Mr. Cartland is...in very bad shape."
    ANON, is Spike's communicator still working?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:04 No.16978746
    Ah, there you are Spike.
    Nice to see your cigarettes didn't get ruined in all the blood.
    I take it you can't get out, or are just taking a breather?
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)02:05 No.16978753
    ANON: "It seems to be offline. However, transmitting through Heather's will render us audible."

    "Yeah, didn't think I'd have time for a break," Spike says, gathering his gear and getting up.

    "Doesn't it bother you that you're covered in blood?" Heather asks as she unlocks the cell door.

    "You'd think so," Spike says as he leaves the cell.
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)02:06 No.16978761
    "Woke up in that cell, didn't have lockpicks handy," Spike says with a shrug. "Thought I'd take a minute and think about my options. And I kinda needed a smoke after all that."
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:06 No.16978762
    Apply cortical analeptic via hypospray, along with the neuro-stabilization regimen. Followed by attaching a cortical stimulator on a low setting to help emulate normal levels to keep the neurons firing lightly. Override any controls on the Mass Effect armor keeping it from applying more medi-gel and set it to apply light doses at regular intervals. That should keep Douglas fresh.
    Once we have the RED, prep a neurogenic pulse and load the RED into a hypospray. Use the hypospray to apply the RED into key locations; brain, heart, lungs, with minor amounts to across the body to get a full spread. Intitate neurogenic pulses and increase medi-gel output, and use tricorder to interact with bloodnannies to encourage growth and dispresion while continuing to simulate a living environment. Once nannies reach reasonable dispression, use tricorder to trigger death-response regeneration protocols in them and back off of stimulation of life-functions as they come back online.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:09 No.16978772
    And yes, I spent the last hour and a half brushing up on my Starfleet medicine to break that out.
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)02:09 No.16978774
    rolled 3 = 3

    Impressive treknobabble.
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    That was good the Treknobabble medi-magical chant there, my good sir. I am impressed.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:11 No.16978781
    Have Data check Spike's build, eyes, and DNA (if possible) to confirm that this is Spike and not some Silent Hill-made resemblance.
    If it's a Silent Hill clone, who knows what injecting that stuff into Heather's bum will do?
    If it's Spike as normal, do what's normal.

    What was the 3 for, OP?
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)02:13 No.16978795
    Though the treatment succeeds in buying more time, it does NOT succeed in reviving Douglas. You have ONE last shot of RED. Do you attempt this again?

    Data does not find anything amiss with Spike.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:14 No.16978807
    Should we chance it on the last dose of RED, or just stuff him into a nanny-bag instead?

    Which option will the TG dice favor?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:17 No.16978820
    Well chap, I did my best. Even if it were for naught by the whims of the dice, I can stand firm I say I tried, and tried well.

    Hm. Could I still say I tried well if I were offered a second chance and failed to take it? I think not.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:19 No.16978843
    rolled 1 = 1

    1: RED
    2: Nanny bag
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:20 No.16978848
    Translation: Aye, it is a risk, but one we should take. Both for Douglas' sake, and Heather's as well, she doesn't need to loose more people to this place. Even if we could easily save him later, we don't need her spirit weighed down any more while in Silent Hill.
    She needs to see that it can be beat.

    Also, I'd rather not see the guy down for the count.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:20 No.16978849
    rolled 30 = 30

    ALEA IACTA EST. Rolling to administer RED.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:21 No.16978853
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    I say we try the RED one more time. We have another Federation medkit, and nanny-bags if we need them.

    And here's a map of where we've gone so far.
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)02:22 No.16978867
    rolled 42 = 42

    You inject Doug with your last hope...
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:24 No.16978877
    ...Damn it
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:25 No.16978881
    Good mapping. If we confirm the mask is eye-covering, we should tense-up and claim it, watching for hostile reaction. Then move to place it on the Data statue. From there, we'll have to see.
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)02:25 No.16978885
    After a few minutes, nothing seems to have happened to the untrained eye. Then all of a sudden Doug's eyes fly open and he takes a ragged breath, sitting up and breathing heavily. Heather's eyes go wide.

    "...it worked... it worked?!" she mumbles. Doug blinks.

    "What happened? Hea-off!"

    Douglas is interrupted as Heather gives him a bone-crushing hug. "Don't you ever die again, goddammit!!!"
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:27 No.16978904
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    >Bridge crew do the happy dance.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:27 No.16978905
    Excellent, and also worth it.
    Now, let's head back to the statue room, to see if there's now a fourth one.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:29 No.16978920
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    Now, Data patches everyone up.
    How many nanny-bags was Spike able to bring along?
    The extra medkit will really come in handy.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:31 No.16978936
    We are buying a metric fuckton of RED-2, Schlock-verse medical nanites, and Fenix Downs during the next round of requisitions.

    All in favor?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:32 No.16978946
    Yes. Also? DROOOOONES.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:34 No.16978959
    Aye, glad they tossed in an extra phaser rifle when he took off. Probably lend that to Data and let Douglas have the pulse rifle back.
    I remember we got Spike a hand phaser and blaster, was there anything else we lent him in addition to his pistol? I'll go dig around in the archives..
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:36 No.16978981
    Tell Heather that she can trust us, but tell her that we can't tell her everything about us.
    For example: We just resurrected a man. What would happen if people on Earth learned how to do that?
    Nonetheless, we're good people, and we want to help her overcome whatever's going wrong in Silent Hill.

    Hopefully this will get her to accept us as Mysterious Benefactors and be comfortable with the idea.

    Phoenix downs revive unconscious people, not dead people. The RED-2 and Nanites are a given.
    If we're buying magical gear, Wands of Heal, Regenerate, Restoration and Raise Dead might have use. Particularly Raise Dead since our white mages can't do that.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:38 No.16978995
    Ah, here we go:
    >From your spare arms, you can give Spike a phaser rifle, phaser, A280 Blaster, and a M41A Pulse Rifle.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:41 No.16979019
    >Tell Heather that she can trust us, but tell her that we can't tell her everything about us.
    I think that'll have to do for now.

    The Wands and Scrolls might be a bit tricky, considering the way they work.

    Is there a videogame version that can do that, but doesn't depend on a given god or divine being to intercede on our behalf?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:41 No.16979024
    Phoenix down from the older games actually revived the dead. Wasn't until after FF7 that they changed it to 'KO'.

    Unfortunately some folks screwed the pooch on not telling her Things. When this is over we either have to recruit them or Obliviate certain details.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:46 No.16979061
    I would prefer to let Heather/Cheryl live a somewhat normal life in her world after the resolution of Silent Hill 3, if possible.
    Dragging her and Douglas along on inter-reality adventures sounds kind cruel when all they want is to return to a normal life.
    Obliviating her memories might be for the best.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:47 No.16979072
    That depends if 'normal life' is something this world can come back to.
    I mean I highly suspect that over half the population is dead by now, and that even with all this shit resolved, this isn't the kind of place you'd want to live for the next couple decades.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:49 No.16979079
    Aye, we'll just have to ask them about it when this is all resolved.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:50 No.16979089
    We really need to send someone to a major city like Sydney or London to see how total the casualties and deaths are.
    >> OP 11/21/11(Mon)02:53 No.16979111
    And this, dear reader, is where we must go our separate ways for the night.


    Tuesday at 7 PM
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:55 No.16979126
    See you in 3 days, OP.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)02:55 No.16979128
    Alright, OP. See you then.

    The problem is that anyone we send is going to be more or less stuck there, and the operation will need to be planned very carefully, with remote drones and checking the safety of the area before sending in living teams.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:00 No.16979151
    See ya OP, have a great night, you've made my evening fun.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:01 No.16979154
    Session has been archived. Don't forget to vote!
    >> Research Fag 11/21/11(Mon)03:18 No.16979298
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    While we're at it, why don't we get some 1-up shrooms from the various Mario worlds?
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:21 No.16979320
    Let's not get too Meta, things like that probably only work on locals.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)03:23 No.16979338
    You know guys, I just realized:
    Watching movies, reading books, and playing videogames would be a mandatory part of our TG training for all of our teams.

    "Now, can anyone tell me what the Colonial Marines did wrong here?"
    "Everyone must play through Half-Life and Half-Life 2. The G-Man and the Combine are very real, and very, very dangerous realities out here in the Meta. And two things that these games will teach you, is to never get on the wrong side of Dr. Gordon Freeman or Corporal Adrian Shephard."
    "Sir, why can't we recruit a version of Dr. Freeman to OUR side? I mean, he's a Protagonist, right?"
    "We CAN'T, Vreetek, because he's employed by the G-Man. And he is not someone who let's his employees out of his grasp."
    >> Research Fag 11/21/11(Mon)04:22 No.16979766
    Not to mention carefully supervised sessions of browsing our MetaTropes/ TvTropes equivilant.
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)08:40 No.16981133
    >> Anonymous 11/21/11(Mon)15:26 No.16983402
    So, I've been thinking: The offering bowl in front of Alessa's statue in the otherworld is empty; we probably need to leave an offering of some kind there.

    We need to examine the Red Mask in more detail, to see if it could be the one meant to be placed on Data's statue. If it does, then we need to prepare for a boss fight and take that mask off.

    I think that both Doug and Spike could use a smoke break while Data patches everyone up with the medkit.
    It'll also give the kinetic barriers a chance to recharge.

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