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    59 KB Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)00:06 No.18799240  
    My name's Jack.

    I think I might die tonight.
    >> Please wait while the introduction loads Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)00:08 No.18799257
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    The ultralight's propellers are whisper-quiet as we dip below the smog layer, a bullet aimed at the heart of the city. Wendy's scrambler does its job - a patrol drone illuminates us for an instant and I feel my gut tighten, but the drone keeps moving, mistaking us for a low-altitude ad-sat. I stack a few more hopes that ReGene's scanners can be spoofed this easily. I'm counting on it.

    The ultralight is our ace in the hole, pulling double-duty as our getaway ride. I'm playing it fast and loose, the way I like it. BB told me the ultralight came from Greater Arizona, that they used it to snipe water poachers who couldn't hear it coming until it was too late. We hit an updraft from the weather patterns created between the buildings and Wendy sways on her tether as she clings to the fuselage.

    Wendy. I wouldn't be in this if it weren't for her.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)00:09 No.18799270
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    Forty-eight hours ago she drops into my lap when I'm fresh off an eight-day bender of virtual amphetamines as your friendly neighborhood Net jockey for hire. I haven't seen her in four years. I'm riding the end of my last adrenomax cycle when she calls me, panicking that someone's out to flatline her.

    The guy who fumigates the Friskie's Sandwiches with this machine pistol convinces me she's telling the truth.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)00:10 No.18799285
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    The adrenomax finishes its last cycle just in time to stop us from getting flatlined but I get lucky and we get out alive with a little bonus.

    We head for BB's, sweet lovable BB, cyborg supersoldier-turned-mechanic, and I pop open the disk, almost losing the best parts of my brain to a pair of loaded bots and their Rem. Nothing an information specialist like me can't handle, but what I find on it blows me away. Plans, biomedical data, blueprints for a full-conversion cyborg beyond anything on the market. A hybrid. A killing machine.

    From there everything goes to hell.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)00:11 No.18799295
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    Wendy calls up Laudine, a goddess, an oracle with her gene-sculpted finger on the pulse of every whisper, every rumor in the city. She can tell you anything, everything, but her price always cuts. She strings me along, feeding out just enough information to keep me guessing and my world drops out from under me.

    Wendy had the disk before I found it, Laudine tells me. She had it and she was on the run from those two guns. Laudine names her price then, she wants a copy of the disk. I'm backed into a brightly-lit corner when BB pings the base of my neck and asks if I wouldn't mind scooting outside to help him out with the gunfight on Laudine's front lawn.

    I ditch out on my tab and the two of us get out alive, but not before Wendy pulls my appropriated gun on me and tells me to fork over the disk. She can't bring herself to flatline me so I leave her breathing on the curb without the disk and vaporate in BB's ride while he's still in lizard-brain mode.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)00:12 No.18799305
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    BB's neuroplastic pills stretch his brain back out of its Nestle-sponsored lizard mode and he introduces us to some lotek freegers. More to the point it turns out his one-time streetdoc recognizes the hybrid and names ReGene as the zero-zero. It was Dr. Saldana's baby once - when his team couldn't produce he had to dodge a permanent dismissal and ended up in the blight along with Clarence and his crew.

    But someone finished the job, someone ReGene's renegade CEO Julia Rose brought in to work on a project so black her own corp banned it.

    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)00:13 No.18799312
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    BB and I make for Yuji Chernobyl, small-time mob boss and the guy who signs my paychecks. I use his Net to dive as deep as I can looking for something we can use against ReGene but something finds me.

    From the way she acts I can't tell if she's a bot or a human, but the signature tells me that Julia Rose wants me dead whether or not she remains in charge of ReGene. I catch a warning about two partial hybrids Julia Rose has on a leash and find out the mermaid wants vengeance before she tells me to surface, that it's too late for everyone else but they don't think they can touch me.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)00:14 No.18799319
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    When I surface Yuji's guard is dead and he's gone, along with BB. My phone rings the next instant, and the voice tells me if I want to stop BB from getting flatlined I'm going to walk into the top floor of the ReGene building and hand over the disk.

    I call Wendy on the mermaid's advice and to my surprise she wants back in. Wendy comes clean, as clean as it gets. She tells me she made the hybrid viable, she overcame the last problems that had stopped Saldana. A conscience isn't healthy but she picked one up at the end. Wiped their computers and ran. Mercenary that she is she took the last copy in case she needed some quick credit. She needed me to crack it open.

    And here we are.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)00:14 No.18799323
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    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)00:15 No.18799328
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    "There it is," I call out to Wendy over the hushed FWUTFWUTFWUT of the blades, as the illuminated helipad on the roof of the ReGene scraper drifts into view.

    She gives me a thumbs-up and tugs on the latch connecting her hundred-meter tether to the fuselage, giving it one final check. "Ready."

    Equipment check:

    1 machine pistol
    1 lotek revolver
    1 rig with case
    1 disk with hybrid plans
    1 copy of a Net bot armed with brain-destroying Rem
    1 scanner-spoofing ultralight with limited autopilot
    2 100-meter cable tethers with harnesses

    Jack has implanted hyperconductive neuromotor enhancers installed by Dr. Saldana that make him able to perform superhuman feats of reflexes.

    What now?
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)00:27 No.18799464

    I made an invite thread on /toy/ since people have suggested letting them in on this.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)00:31 No.18799499
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    Thanks for the invite!
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)00:32 No.18799508
    Let's land on that roof.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)00:42 No.18799592
    Have they seriously not been in on this? Poor sods.
    We need another blank fake disc.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)00:43 No.18799599
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    I drop lower, almost into the brightness of the lights, close enough to see two guards watching the roof elevator. They can't hear me even from this close, but any lower and I'll lose any chance of surprise I have.

    What now?
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)00:46 No.18799625
    >We need another blank fake disc.

    You can have one, although there's a good chance that the old switch-the-disks trick will work this time...
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)00:46 No.18799626
    Either have jane drop down and kill them silently or shoot them from the chopper if that isn't practical.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)00:53 No.18799672
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    Wendy unclips the machine pistol and waves it in the air as another updraft hits us.

    "Hold it steady."

    Roll a d12 and link to this post!
    For our /toy/ friends, put noko dice 1d100 in the email field exactly as I wrote it!
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)00:57 No.18799708
    >noko dice 1d100

    FFFFFFffffffffff... long day. Put noko dice 1d12 in the email field.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:00 No.18799723
    rolled 5 = 5

    going for a quick quiet kill
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:00 No.18799725
    rolled 12 = 12

    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:02 No.18799734
    Excellent format mate
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:08 No.18799789
    rolled 11 = 11

    >using nokodice so nobody can see if you were actually rolling a d12
    I seriously hope you brickmen don't do this.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)01:09 No.18799804
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    The machine pistol lets off a BRAAAP that manages to catch one of the guards in the chest before the shot goes high.

    Before the other guard can react-
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)01:11 No.18799838
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    - his brain disappears in a flash of light.

    What now?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:12 No.18799844
    rolled 12 = 12

    Mow down the sexy people!

    Which means them!
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)01:17 No.18799893
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    His partner does a St. Vitus Dance of involuntary kinetic rebounds as the machine pistol cuts him to ribbons. The thought occurs that they might have biomonitors but with both of them flatlined it's too late to worry about that.

    What now?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:19 No.18799904
    Praise Wendy for shooting with such precision from some range on an odd platform with a tiny gun firing many bullets, then land on that roof. Stealthily.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:20 No.18799908
    Land on the roof. Time to go looking for Ms. Rose.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)01:25 No.18799953
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    "Nice shooting."

    She thanks me, and there's that something in her voice. No time for that now.

    "Am I going in with you?" she asks as she starts to unfasten her harness.

    "Hang on a second."

    Are the two of you going in together or splitting up?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:26 No.18799976
    rolled 5 = 5

    Together! It'd be silly to split up now.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)01:32 No.18800024
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    "Let's go."
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:33 No.18800043
    Now's not the time for sex, you craft sod. I have to stop giggling first.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)01:41 No.18800120
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    The voice on the phone told me to go to the top floor. Technically this is it, although I have the feeling this is more of a service area. The elevator descends and locks into place at the end of a hallway terminating in a right turn. No guards, thank Buddha, just a mechanical panel of some kind.

    What now?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:43 No.18800142
    Watch yourself. If they wanted you here, there'll be an ambush ahead- probably more of those damned half-chrome corporate ninjas. Still, there's nothing for it but to move forward... proceed with caution and twitchy fingers on your triggers.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)01:48 No.18800196
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    "Stay behind me."

    "I can take care of myself."

    It's not chivalry, it's my neuromotor enhancers. If anything pops up I want a clear shot at it.

    ... Roll a d12 and link to this post, please!
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)01:58 No.18800273
    rolled 10 = 10

    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)02:04 No.18800326
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    At the last instant I jerk to a stop, neuromotor implants grabbing my muscles tight. Behind me Wendy nearly collides with my back.

    "What?" she hisses.

    I recognize the control panel. Informer Security model A-29 control board. Used by the haves, corps, everyone. If it's here, there's some kind of alarm system in our immediate future.

    It's also connected to their internal security Net.

    What now?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:19 No.18800452
    rolled 3 = 3

    It's time to jack in. They'll never expect it.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:22 No.18800482
    Gotta jack in. "We won't get any farther undetected while their system's up. Watch my body while I work, and maybe we'll be able to ghost through here."
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)02:28 No.18800537
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    "Keep an eye on things for a minute." Wendy smiles at that, and maybe if the neuromotors weren't running I'd accidentally smile back.

    The rig cable unspools silently and I find that place at the base of my skull where I'm not meat.

    Then I hold my breath and dive.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:32 No.18800582
    "They'll never expect it" has officially become the OPPOSITE of "For the spirit of adventure!"
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)02:36 No.18800610
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    Whoa, heavy net. I can feel the system weighing me down like I'm swimming in liquid glass. The thought crosses my mind that I could increase my overflow if I needed the edge, but if anything I meet is packing Rem I can kiss my days of wiping my own ass goodbye.

    The little info I can pull out of my surroundings is that there are three subsystems I can get to from here. The pressure sensor on the floor around the corner, the internal phone lines, and interestingly enough... the sprinkler system.

    Pick a system, any system!
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:41 No.18800639
    Internal phones. We can throw a tap on them and track others' communications, which might save our ass.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)02:54 No.18800744
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    When I was a juvie my friends and I used to reconnect peoples' phones in strange and interesting ways. Someone would try to call their grandma and end up getting Internal Security for the Nation of Florida.

    I head out past the area where the securigoons have access and into the unmarked wild of encrypted lines. For eons of milliseconds I drift through a snow-white void, feeling my way along like a blind man...
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)02:57 No.18800769
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    Then a facsimile of solid ground materializes under my feet and an Angel of Death appears in front of me.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)02:57 No.18800775
    oh shit it's the lego cyberpunk quest

    haven't seen one of these threads since forever
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)03:00 No.18800804
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    It gives me an extremely intrusive scan, and I hope my fraudulent IDs hold up. I've only heard rumors about these things. They're designed for one purpose: deliver a high-frequency Rem straight at you.

    And it's in my way.

    Roll a d12 and link to this post for whatever you do!
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)03:03 No.18800829
    >haven't seen one of these threads since forever

    It's been less than two weeks!

    ...but I wish I had more time to run them.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:04 No.18800832

    Prepare an emergency logout in case it attacks.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:07 No.18800850
    rolled 2 = 2


    Herp, forgot to roll.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:08 No.18800857
    rolled 11 = 11

    Can I spoof it somehow..?
    maybe throw up a mirror of itself?
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)03:08 No.18800860
    Roll it!
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)03:17 No.18800951
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    Once I'm in there's no easy way out, just the process of swimming back up to the surface. Instead I try something else and make use of the faster transfer rate Wendy added into my rig, creating a copy of as much information as I can pull out of the Angel's profile and throwing it back up in front of my own signature.

    Imagine my surprise when it works.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:21 No.18800996
    hopefully it (and others like it) will leave us alone now.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)03:23 No.18801006
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    I leave the Angel to contemplate its own navel and put out a general access request and it's there. Their entire comm system is open to me.

    What will you do now?
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:26 No.18801032
    rolled 1 = 1

    Can we find Rose?
    do a communications log search to find her in the building?
    - and how to get there in the least shooty way?
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)03:34 No.18801095
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    I puke in my mouth a little as Wendy yanks me back to meatspace and I cough out a "What?"
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:36 No.18801107
    rolled 12 = 12

    So much for my cutting edge ICE
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)03:36 No.18801113
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    rolled 4 = 4

    At the end of the hall an armored giant raises a shotgun and something in his head whines.

    Roll a d12 for whatever you do! If it's shooting or dodging Jack rolls two dice!

    Roll another d12 for whatever Wendy does!
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)03:39 No.18801128
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    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:39 No.18801131
    rolled 3 = 3

    Wendy uses face explosion
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:40 No.18801138
    rolled 5, 6 = 11

    Since I have the reflexes I might as well shoot.
    going for a headshot or wherever it will mess the hardware and wetware up most
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)03:50 No.18801214
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    Wendy fires off another burst but he moves like a ghost despite his size and the rounds spang off the walls above him.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)03:52 No.18801235
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    My head throbs like an adrenomax kick as the neuro implants do their work. The hallway slows down, the giant rises in slow motion.

    One shot's all I need.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)03:55 No.18801250
    rolled 9, 11 = 20

    come on
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)03:55 No.18801251
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    rolled 3 = 3

    He opens his mouth and a metallic squawk comes out as a jet of lightning erupts from his robotic eye. His body convulses and stands back up like it's on puppet strings and he turns, smoke pouring from the hole in his face and raises the barrel of his shotgun.

    Roll for whatever you do!
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)04:00 No.18801288
    rolled 12, 5 = 17

    split the rolls... one for one last shot as I dive for (2nd roll)cover.

    I also have to go in RL and pick up drunk fools before they become self inflicted roadside homicides.
    Good luck!
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)04:01 No.18801292
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    One more for good measure through the missing hardware and another through his meat eye puts him down.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)04:09 No.18801350
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    Even dead he doesn't let go of his shotgun. Until Wendy blows his hand off.

    It's a safe bet they know someone's here.

    "Can you get back in their Net?" Wendy picks up the shotgun, holds it up and sights it.

    "I might be able to get in. From there, who knows." The Angels will be out in force.

    No going back now.

    What do?
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)04:18 No.18801414
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    Hmm... looks like it might be time to wrap it up for tonight. I meant to start about 90 minutes earlier, but I took a nap beforehand. Turned out I was more tired than I thought.

    Hmm... perhaps we can finish BLOCKOUT tomorrow night; if not, there's always next week!
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)04:21 No.18801435
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    Like always, the thread is archived here.

    I'll be up for a little while, but otherwise goodnight and thanks for playing! If this thread makes it to tomorrow night I might make more use of it.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)05:50 No.18801971
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    Thanks again for another classy thread LQ.
    >> Lego Quest !rtcFUbR5dY 04/21/12(Sat)10:49 No.18803232
    Is that... a picture of a Legonaut in real life?

    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)14:27 No.18804909
    Why did I miss this?!

    Reading right now.
    >> Anonymous 04/21/12(Sat)17:26 No.18806441
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    I am giddy with anticipation.

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