---------------------------------------------------------------------------Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShadowGuru_tgPastebin for inventory (You can call the NPCs listed any time you think you need them)Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Wage%20Slave%20Quest------------------------------------------------------------------------The two hooded men begin to stand. The one with his hand outstretched starts to come closer, the bugs on his hand crawling back into his sleeve."Come Mr. Dodge, I am sure you will find yourself at peace once we get where we are going." He says, his voice monotone and creepy. You recoil back, disgusted by these men your hand gripping your suitcase tight. "Stay away from me!" You shout backing out of the room, only for the men to advance, bugs beginning to crawl out of their robes, towards you.As the insects close in faster than their masters you start to feel trapped when suddenly you hear a *Ding* and the elevator opens, someone in Firewatch armor steps out carrying a chem gun firing it, a green chemical shooting out coats some of the bugs forwarding on you and draws a line between you and the hooded men. The figure quickly waves you to the elevator, and with no time to waste you run in and slam your finger on the close button. As the elevator begins to close the men appear at the doors and grab a side and start to pull it open, and shit its working. You look toward the figure and he has backed up against the wall, he seems to only have the chem gun. You know its time to act.>Fire your gun from within the briefcase( roll 1d100-30 for untrained+major recoil from firing mode) >Try to push the men away from the door (roll 1d100)>Other
>>29561809THROW COFFEE AT THEM, TROLL COFFEE CUPS ARE BASICALLY COFFEEPOTS.
Rolled 6 - 30>>29561809See...I know it is a bad and horrible idea but I can't help myself.>Fire your gun from within the briefcase( roll 1d100-30 for untrained+major recoil from firing mode)
>>29561909Thirding this. Make sure it's hot.
>>29561809Give them a troll sized urple nurple!
Rolled 29>>29561809>>Try to push the men away from the door (roll 1d1Combined with throwing coffee
Rolled 70>>29561909COFFEE AWAY!
>>29561909>>29561928>>29561950Kaf? I would say roll 1d100-10
>>29561939Note to self: Get trained in the use of our gun. Since we are with Ares i'm sure it wouldn't be too much of a problem.
Rolled 60>>29562007TROG MAGIC IS GOOOOOOO!
Rolled 10 - 10>>29562007Kaf attack!
Rolled 91 + 10>>29562007COFFEE AWAY
Rolled 60>>29562007KAF DON'T LET ME DOWN!
>>29562039>>29562043>>29562059>>29562063>>2956207771 and 49 vs. 81 Noice rolling. Now writing.
>>29562111Um, are we the first rolls or the second? I can't tell if we threw the Kaf and helped the guy or just threw the Kaf.
We should really get our hardliners on, and switch our gun to semi-auto rather then full auto. Also we should warn Sam about this shit, like, right fucking now.
>>29562111F5ing like a motherfucker here!
As you move to fire your briefcase you suddenly remember there is some fucking Soy Kaf in your hand, with a glare of the eye and a smirk of the mouth you yell "Taste Soy you bastards!" as you throw the Kaf at them.The men recoil in sheer burning pain as the steam comes off the new mixture of soykaf and flesh. They let go of the elevator doors, turning their faces away and burying them in their hands as they fall to the ground.The figure turns to you and moves to shake your hand with one hand while removing his helmet and revealing the face of an ork male.Ronald Ferraro shakes your limp hand vigorously and speaks with a heavy Texan accent, almost laughing between words."Son, that was some of the best damn use of improvisation I have ever seen in my god damn life, I tell you what." You take a minute to calm down and realizing that Ronald isn't from Hong Kong, you narrow your eyes, keeping a hand on your briefcase. "So Roland what part of Ares do you really belong to?" The question seems to taken the ork a back for a second before he regains resolve. "Well I was trained in De-troit as an agent in Ares' Bug-Hunting Division. Whenever something suspicious happens that can link to the Bugs, they send an agent out to in-tar-grate with the locals and sniff out any possible hives."You look at him somewhat confused by what this Texan is saying, not how he is saying it. You understand him perfectly, but how he uses the words 'Bug'."Roland, you mean to tell me those were Bug Shamans? I thought we were able to crush the threat of more Bug Shamans in Chicago?"Simply rolling his eyes and looking back to you he says in an exaggerated tone. "Son, there is a lot more to these Bugs than Chicago." The two of you ride the elevator down to the tech level, the walls filled to the ceiling with nodes, singular cubes set up all across the floor. Ronald and you make a running jog for his office, which turns out to be his entire base of operation for his Bug Hunting.1/2
2/2"Son I want you to stay here while I go find clues to the Hive's location, I'll need you here in case anything happens you are safe and can call for back up incase I am comp-ro-mised, jus' use that node in the left corner." He quickly leaves you in the room, locking the door behind him as he goes back to do his job, but for you a feeling has entered your body. one you just can't your finger on just yet.>Cowardice(Stay in the room and wait for Ronald's Return or call for back up)>Adrenaline(Go after Roland and personally give him back up, just you and him against the Hive)>Duty (You have a duty to help Roland and Ares anyway you can. You can call up your contacts to aid you)
>>29562702Duty. Call up Sam, WunderBread, and (if we got their number) the Knight Errant wonder duo.
>>29562702Duty.Time to call WunderBread,Vampire lady (Xeon?), and Knight Errant people we ran into this evening if they aren't busy.Also make sure Sam is alright.
>>29562799Emanuel should be on the list, he has more runner contacts. And calling the cops we met is the same as calling the cops in the first choice.
>>29562832Xena. Like the warrior princess.>>29562851Yeah, I forgot him. Call his ass up.
>>29562799>>29562832>>29562851 is right about the Knight Errant officers, You guys do have their contact info, but you would have to convince them to go in without the rest of the force. You guys can still call them and hope for the best.Otherwise I have call Wunderbread for help and call Sam to make sure she is safe am I right in assuming those two?
>>29563015Yep and don't forget about Xena.
>>29563015Sounds right, and don't forget to contact the vampire.How do bugs interact with things like vampires which are all naturally awakened and at least partially spirit. I don't recall it ever being mentioned.
>>29563071>>29563045Ok, gonna contact Xena and Wunderbread for help, call Sam to make sure she is safe, and finally call the cops who helped you earlier. Writing up now.
>>29563015>>29563045You forgot about our supervisor Manny. He has better shadowrunner contacts then we do.
You get up and look around the room, yeah there is enough of that chemical that kills Bugs laying around and extra chem guns, there is even some body armor though it doesn't look like it can fit you. You quickly thumb through your contacts and message 'Wunderbread' and 'Xena' >FRANK: Need help with a "little bug problem" at work and I can use all the help I can get.You then call Sam on you 'link, after a couple rings she finally picks up."Hey Frank, what's up? That meeting over?"She says, you can hear her yawning after she finishes her sentence."Yeah, Sam, look you need to take off now and go wait for me at a bar downtown, send me the details once you pick one out."You can hear some concern as she responds back. "Frank is everything alright? You sound, off."You nod and smile a bit, trying your best to sound positive. "Yeah Sam, everything will be fine. See you when I see you." You hang up before she can respond again. As you hang up your 'link chirps twice>XENA: "Bugs? Those bastards aren't encroaching on my business, I'll meet you outside Ares Plaza.">WUNDERBREAD: "Man, bug hunting, this is some retro action right here. Don't know what I can do to help, but I'm in."You smile as you thumb through your contacts, thinking to call that Bartender or Emanuel for help, but reconsider and go to the contact info for those cops, you set up a group call with them and wait for them to answer."Hello?" you hear what sounds like the dwarf speak up."Hey, this is Frank, you helped me earlier in a jam I had.""Oh, hey Frank, yeah that was some weird stuff, everything going ok?" The dwarf responds back, the other officer hasn't spoken up yet, he must be a quiet guy for the most part."Yeah, a Bug problem at work. I might need you guys' help. Discreet help, that is." You tell him, and after a minute on their side beside the occasional muttering you can hear, the dwarf responds back. "Yeah, Frank this is a big thing here. We need to alert the entire force."
>>29563442-----------------------------------------------------------------------This last part did not fit apparently.-------------------------------------------------------------------->Wat say? Roll 1d100-10(Troll magic can only help not make this worse, but you are at a disadvantage on this one.)
>>29563477I'd say let them call in the force, couldn't hurt to get some Knight Errant SWAT teams in the back.
>>29563537The poster from >>29562799 here, I was just thinking we could have them call it in, not have them come in alone. You know have them get commendations for being first responders.
>>29563537I agree with this line of thought. WE NEED MORE BULLETS. ALL THE BULLETS.
Rolled 1>>29563477"Ok, well, I was hoping to repay you for helping me by supposedly finding the bugs, then calling the cavalry. But, you can call 'em now if you want. But, just so ya know, there's a corporate Texen Bug hunter here."
>>29563650...you're cut off for tonight.
>>29563650>>29563644>>29563588>>29563537Looks like the cavalry is coming in.
Rolled 89>>29563650WHAT THE FUCK, DICE?!?!?!(Um, guru, what was that about not making it worse? Cause I think I managed.)
>>29563693What did you do, eat a box of kittens?
Rolled 80>>29563749No, I haven't even had any of my kitten biscuits in about 7 months!(DF)
>>29563686By the way, what are the cops names?
Rolled 4>>29563779Well, I think they might be bug infiltrator 1 and bug infiltrator 2.
You sigh, you know they are right. "Alright, call it in. I'm sorry for asking to keep this hush, hush. I just didn't want it to start a panic and ruin the company image."The dwarf responds, some sympathy in his voice, but also his voice is stern at the same time."Frank, this won't hurt Ares, not reporting it in would have hurt Ares. I can understand your concern. We have to go Frank, good bye."they hang up the phone and you run your hand through your hair, this rush of panic running through your veins, but that has to wait. You need to meet Xena and Wunderbread.After riding the elevator and leaving the building you find both of them waiting outside on the steps. "Hey guys, I got some good news, and some bad news."They both look at you you quizzically. confused by what you are saying. " Are we not getting anything for this, because I don't do charity Frank." Xena looks at you with a cold gaze, she seems to care more than Wunderbread who just looks curious."No, we are getting back up, from Knight-Errant."The walking corpse and the kid look at you for a second and move to turn around and walk away. "Later Frank," They both say in almost perfect unison.>Roll 1d100-10 to convince them to stay
Rolled 62 - 10>>29563876
Rolled 23>>29563876YES LEAVE, I DON'T WANT YOU, BYE!!!!
Rolled 52 - 10>>29563876
Rolled 66>>29563876Come on dice! Don't let me down.
>>29563934I hope that wasn't your actual dialog suggestion.
>>29563876Did I mention that by taking this contract, you are under temporary employ of Ares Macrotech and thus are exempt from reprisal from past misdemeanors, barring terrorist actions and murder?
Rolled 35>>29563876This guy here >>29564008
op how does rolling work in your quest anyway?Do you take the best of 3 or what?
Rolled 41>>29563876TROG MAGIC
>>29564008If we mention this, can we get a bonus to our die roll?
>>29564080Contracts usually involve money and there is unfortunately gonna be a delay so you guys will can come up with what to sayRolls are Frank 66-10=56WB: 52Xena: 58If you guy roll anything highr I'll take it.
Rolled 90>>29564127Please, dice, grant me luck.
Rolled 60>>29564127Fuck it, last chance for glory...
who were WB and Xena again?
Rolled 51>>29564171Ok, now let me just get out this one.
>>29564238Xena: Vampire that attacked us, but we sudued her and got her information (Note: We still have to get that suit fixed)WB: Technomancer we met at the station
>>29564171>>29564180>>29564264Ok, I'm back and it looks like 80 beats both of their rolls.
>>29564127Replace "contract" with "job" and that might work.
"Hey, guys?" They do not respond. "BOTH of you listen to me. Look I know in your eyes I fucked up, I probably fucked up royally and I don't even realize it, but we have a duty to help these people. To save them from the horrors that these bugs present." They both turn back to you, Wunderbread shrugging."I'm in." He says as he walks back over. Xena though looks less convinced she folds her arms and looks at you. I want to be paid or at least compensated for this. I'm not doing it for them Frank, I'm doing it for me. Either 5,000¥ or you drop the charge and we never speak againKnight Errant should arrive in full force in one hour.>Pay her the 5,000¥>Pay her in dropping her as a contact>Refuse
>>29564446Pay her the dosh. We'll ask for a bonus for selling waterguns to a racist.
>>29564446Pay. All that matters is that we were able to hire people to help contain the breach and really I don't mind if we have someone who only cares about money. If anything that makes interactions simpler.
>>29564524Say this while paying her.>(Xena) What the hell are you talking about?>(Frank) Stick around. I haven't even told you the one about the sasquatch and her cyberbreasts.
>>29564446>>Pay her the 5,000¥LIKE I'M EVEN GOING TO DROP THE ISSUE OF MY SUIT!
>>29564446[X] Pay herRemember to get our suit fixed and if possible take that half day tomorrow.
>>29564524>>29564537>>29564584>>29564660Alright, gonna pay that blood sucker.
>>29564660>teasing her while paying upTHAT WAS HAND-STITCHED ITALIAN, MADE BEFORE MILAN BECAME A FERAL SHITHOLE!
>>29564810I HAD TO IMPORT IT USING A FUCKING T-BIRD SMUGGLER! I PAID THROUGH THE ASS FOR TWO-DAY DELIVERY!
Why the hell do we EVEN need these 2? That bug exterminator seemed to have things under control but if not we have a sizable police force to back us up. I fail to see how a hacker is useful here. And paying shit load of money to the vampire who is probably not needed at all seems a waste. use the resources we have smartly.
Pull out 5000¥ of your account, leaving you a whopping two hundred nuyen. You sigh, damn in two days you spent all your savings. How do these shadowrunners do it?Xena looks at you and nods, she pulls up her skirt and pulls out a Predator IV, You hand one of the chem guns to Wunderbread and hold onto the other gun.The three of you head back into the building and look around the lobby, its quiet, but no bugs. You wonder where the bugs could possibly be and look to Wunderbread who seems to have frozen still, but your 'link chirps. >WUNDERBREAD: "Looking for hints on where the Bugs might be, It might take a little bit."You nod to him, but he does't nod back. He seems to have stopped moving. Knight Errant will be there in force in 58 minutes.>Choose now?Basement levelTop FloorSomewhere in the middle> Wait.
>>29564892While I didn't expect us to get attacked by Insect Shamans in our corp, I did want to hire these two to check up on our boss to see what he was hiding from us.Makes me think that he might be an insect cultist...
>>29564953>> Wait.Talk to Xena while we wait. Ask her how long she's been in the game, and what spells she has on her now. If she asks about our skills and resources, mention that we're an adept, but mention only our physical spells, mention nothing about our charisma boosting. Ask if she worked with Bread before.
Rolled 64>>29564953Basement, and if nothing there, top floor, then the garages.
>>29565028I'll support the talky bits.
>>29565064Almost forgot, let's wait in the lobby. Wait for the decker to find something. Better to know then to walk in blind.
>>29565028>>29565049>>29565064>>29565096>Waiting in the lobby.
>>29564953Let's wait a bit for Wunderbread to pull something up.>>29565028I like your train of thought.
The two of you wait as this kid just stands there frozen still. You turn to Xena who looks to be making sure her gun, and her nails are clean. "Sooo Xena?"She rolls her eyes and snarls, "Yes Frank?""How long have you been doing this Xena?" You smile, trying to be as warm as possible to deflect the ice queen."Doing what?" She asks, matching your warmth with cruelty"Shadowrunning?" You ask, as if that was the obvious question.She begins to laugh and rolls her eyes, this time out of amusement. "Frank, I'm not a shadow runner. I'm a praying mantis, a black widow. I don't do stupid shit like this all the time."You nod and try to carry on the conversation, but she seems to just be giving you the cold shoulder at this point.Wunderbread is still in his tranceKnight Errant will arrive in 55 minutes>Continue waiting>Call someone(specify)>Move now
>>29565329Continue talking, but ask about spells. A fireball or two might be very useful. Mention that you're trying to pull the best interview as you can in a situation that goes a bit further then "fucking bizarre". Try to give off some black humor to calm her down.
>>29564969okay that makes senseuse the chaos to dog dirt on himultimately the bug thing isn't our problem but the problem of our Corp. We shouldn't be spending literally ALL of our fucking money on this
>>29565430Lets keep waiting. Also, lets say this.
>>29565430Ok gonna continue chatting up
>>29565329Call Manny, tell him our situation. Then >>29565430, followed by waiting for Bread.
You tap your foot and wait a minute for Xena to simmer down. "So Xena, I hear most vampires are also mages, do you know any decent spells?"She actually perks her head up and looks over her shoulder. "How did you know that?"You smile, trying to bring in that trademark Frank warmth. "We studied vampires and other awakened beings when I was in school."She nods and turns around. "Well for one, I can amplify my appearance along with altering my "victim's" emotions. Offensively though I only know stun ball. If we are being honest. I like them live." Wunderbread suddenly chimes in, apparently out of his trance. "Gross." Xena rolling her eyes at the comment looks to Bread and shrugs "So kid, what floor are they on?"Wunderbread looks up towards the ceiling and points. "In the upper floors, its probably a wasp hive if anything. A lot of the Bugs Ares captures for study and experimentation are Wasps." You dart your head to Wunderbread, you never heard about Ares keeping Bugs, but that is something for later. Now you need to help bring this down. Knight Errant will arrive in 54 minutes>Go now.>Wait for back-up (Your friends might scatter at the signs of sirens. Especially Xena.)>Other
>>29565839go now, I guess?Maybe have WB look through our boss' stuff?
>>29565839Fuck it, Frank didn't pay 5k for nothing. Contact Roland and the Dynamic Ares Duo and tell them the situation, then head up.
>>29565928>>29565969 Ok, so Go up, but have WB look up your boss' file. WB will most likely be separated from the group to look for the right files, is that alright?
>>29565969so far it looks like he didwhich was absolutely unnecessary when a huge police force was coming to deal with this shitthe only way this can pay back if we specifically go headlong into danger instead of doing the smart thing and not get into a battle since we are a social fucking characterI still don't see any justification for going shadowrun on this. Using WB to get into our boss' data to get info while using the bug infestation as a cover seems like a smart idea but which is not even consisted IC. Xena? Fuck if I know, I see no justification for bringing her here, it seemed she was going to do this for free but then jewed out.
>>29566243You forgot to put in what you think Frank should do.Mind you, that's present tense. Not "what he should have done".>>29566218Nah, the more guns, the better.
>>29566218Wait for the gunfight to go down before having Bread look through the files. We need all hands on deck for this.
>>29566364I already made the suggestion earlier. Have WB snoop around while we go ahead.Maybe we'll find more evidence at the hive. Hey, did Wer contact members of our circle? What happened to them?
The three of you head into the elevator and hit the button for the top floor of the building and as you head up the elevator it finally hits you. Your boss, maybe he has something to do with this. Maybe he brought these Bugs in. Maybe he ordered the kidnapping for this purpose. You turn to Wunderbread."Hey, would it be possible if you looked through my bosses stuff." Wunderbread snorts and nods, with an arrogant smirk on his face. "Sure can, should be a breeze if I invade from his node. Though, I am sure there are some late night workers left, or guards. I rather not go in alone.You realize he does have a point, you run your hand through your hair and look over at Xena who looks back at you. "I'm not going up there without any back up, I'm a wanted for questioning if you remember." She says, staring you dead in the eye.You continue to to think it over, but your floor is approaching fast, a decision must be made.>Self Preservation: Your boss' files>Continue down Duty: The Bugs
>>29566454I don't think Frank was a big fan of the circle. They sounded like they were mostly mages, and Frank's an adept. Still, he might have some Adept buddies to call up? He did mention that most worked in the security department.
>>29566589Duty calls.We'll ask for an advance to check up on the boss later.
>>29566592friends or no, I'm sure he had their numbers and something might have happened to them. Hell if the crept bug guys were telling the truth and they did go to get drinks, they works have been much better people to call for help
>>29566589>Continue down Duty: The BugsWe can get the files on the way out if we have enough time before Knights Errant gets here.
>>29566589Duty. I figure we have enough dudes to even out our incompetence.BLAMBLAMBLAM>Frank: Goddamn, this is one hell of an adventure! And you get paid to do this?!>Bread: Yep.>Frank: What have I been missing?!
>>29566592>>29566621>>29566638>>29566656>>29566774>>29566776The Call of Duty is to strong. Writing
>>29566831I don't think there is enough shadowruns in this quest. Since when was Shadowrunner about moralfagging and white knighting? I'll admit, I never played the game but /tg/ anyways made it seem to be full of paranoia, caution and self preservation
The elevator quickly passes up your floor on its trip to the top. After about 6 minutes you get to the top floor of the building, and hear a buzz outside. You quickly pull out your chem gun, and get Wunderbread to get his ready. Xena takes out her Predator and points it at the door.With a ding the door opens and you find what is making the buzz, a horde of flies covering something. You look down the other way, and the hall ways are covered in all sorts of bugs, you wonder how many people here are with these Bugs to have brought these many up. Wunderbread decides to walk out the elevator and point the chem gun at the flies, firing he catches much of them in the substance, practically melting them. The form becoming clear looks like a body, but what catches your attention also is the chanting you can hear from the meeting room.Knight Errant will arrive in 48 minutes.>Investigate the floor. (There is the meeting room, main offices, supply closet, and the president of Ares Seattle's office.)>Investigate the body>Go to the meeting Room>Other(specify)
>>29567021Remember, we are not actually playing a shadowrunner. We are playing a wageslave who has had more excitement in the past week of his life than probably the entire rest of it combined.
>>29567021Two problems with that. One, the MC is a corp-boy, born and raised. Two, you forgot the people who play quests often fall to the side of white knights as compared to most of teeg.
>>29567021Oh no, you are absolutely right. You aren't a Shadowrunner though. Really this is more like a taste of it for Frank, but so would have going after the files. So far Frank isn't being played like a runner, or being bent down that path so ,moral faggotry, so right now he is: not watching your back, wasting ammo, hell I am sure he would cut a deal with a dragon, and Frank, he already trust an elf.
>>29567021All our Shadowrunner knowledge comes from Horizon Media trids, which are... inaccurate, to say the least.
>>29567053Check if the body is Roland by calling his comlink. If it's him, no answer. If not, get him up here now. Regardless, hunker by the meeting room.
>>29567133Doesn't mean he won't learn. Just means he'll learn the hard way...
>>29567053Wer might want to disrupt whatever ritual they are trying to complete in the meeting room
>>29567133By the way, do we STILL have our briefcase with us? That SMG is going to come in handy real soon...
>>29567053Investigatem! Who knows, might be our boss. Then get Bread to hack into meeting room cams, see what's inside.
>>29567406>>29567378>>29567241>>29567207>29567207>>29567170I have two for investigate the body. So time to poke some dead bodies
You decide the first thing to do is call Ronald. You dial him in and start the call. Ring, Ring, RingRingRing, Ring, Ring, Voicemail.Damn you think to yourself, looking back ot the body a moment of dread washes over as you creep close to it. As you get close you don't see a chem gun on him so it rules Ronald out, but you realize you do know him. This is the security guard who would sit in on Circle meetings incase of anything unexpected happened, that he could deal with.Wunderbread almost pukes at the sight of this guy, which makes you think, how long has he been running?You shake your head and search the shards of his clothes, finding a certified Credstick for 3,000¥. How he got this is beyond you, because Ares CorpSec is paid in script along with most of the non awakened staff that aren't higher up on the food chain. You look it over, finding nothing to identify where he got it fromYou place the Credstick in your pocket for evidence, and continue looking around, but find yourself drawn to the meeting room. The chanting has become louder, and you can also hear other voices as well. They sound frightened. You also hear squishing noises inside.>Look inside>Investigate more>Barge in.Roll 1d100-10 for untrained firing of the chem gun on a surprise attackRoll 1d100-10 for untrained firing of the SMG on a surprise attackRoll 1d100+10 for melee on a surprise attack>Other
Rolled 76>>29567785>Barge inRoll 1d100-10 for untrained firing of the SMG on a surprise attack
Rolled 86 + 10>>29567785>Roll 1d100+10 for melee on a surprise attackHERE"S FRANKY
>>29567785Bread, hack the lights and cameras and check the scene. Xena and I have ways to see in the dark. Xena, if you have trid-phantasm, bring up a small squad of corp troops at the window, make them focus on that. Chuck a stun-ball at them when they try to shoot the illusion. Then it's a free for all...
>>29567785Get Bread to hack the cams first, see what's going on! Then we barge in!
Rolled 27 + 10>>29567785Barge in! It's clobbering time!
>>29568044Good thinking! I vote for this.
>>29567934>>29567976>>29568044>>29568047>>29568067Ok, the tactical approach. Maybe Frank is learning to use that brain for more than a place to store clever words.
>>29568134>that 96 though, we would've destroyed
You look to Wunderbread and with your command over your own voice you tell him with an audible whisper you speak."Bread, can you get in the cameras. We need an eye inside." Wunderbread nods his head and gives a thumbs up head for the supply closet in case things get hairy early on.You turn to Xena who leans in, she must be messing with you, because the top she is wearing didn't leave much to the imagination, now its leaving nothing. She is smiling coyly, so she must be, hell of a time to do that. "Alright Xena, get a stunball ready, and for the love of god, put those away." Xena leans back preparing the Stunball when an AR message pops up from Wunderbread. Weird, usually your 'link would chirp, thank god it didn't.>WUNDERBREAD: "I'm in, It looks like they made a circle with strange markings, a woman is in the center, she is squirming, trying to break free, while the shamans chant.There are also what looks to be giant maggots."He sends you the feed and sure enough he was right, the mages are not in there with the Bug Shamans so they must be somewhere else, hopefully on this floor. You think about what made those noises, if not the mages. It sound like multiple voices.Knight Errant arrives in 40 minutes >Enact plan and attack Roll 1d100 for untrained SMG, but in a planned surprise attackRoll 1d100 untrained Chem gun, but in a planned surprise attackRoll 1d100+20 melee in unplanned surprise attack>Continue making plans>Other
Rolled 64>>29568480Bread, lights off. Xena, stun-ball out. Light 'em!SMG attack.
Rolled 65 + 20>>29568480>Roll 1d100+20 melee in unplanned surprise attackIt's Clobbering time!
>>29568480>>Continue making plansBread, try to disable the lights or turn on the sprinklers without the alarm to stall themXena, aim a stun ball to grab their attention away from us and focus on any around the hostage. Me...I'll smash
>>29568654Cap'tn, we might get hit in the stun-ball's range if we just jump in.
>>29568679too much planning and they'll compete their ritual
>>29568706how is>>29568679any more complicated then>>29568633>besides more words and SMG
Rolled 77>>29568480Enact plan and attack Roll 1d100+20 melee in unplanned surprise attack
>>29568777>>29568654>85 and 97Its Squishing Time
>>29568633>>29568654>>29568679>>29568687>>29568706>>29568751>>29568777So enact the plan and use the fist to do the talking. Writing up.
>>29568777>>29568654NO, STUNBALL'S AN AREA AFFECT SPELL, WE'LL GET HIT IN THE BLAST>>29568633This one! Lights off, then stun, then gun.
>>29568876Oh wait. Missed this post >>29568846 here. Sorry guys.
You message Wunderbread to turn off the lights in five seconds.5.You then motion to Xena to shoot the stun ball as soon as you kick the door down4.You let out a deep breath3.Find your center.2.Raising your food, getting ready to kick1.The lights go out and the foot makes contact with the vatgrown wood, making it fly straight off its hinges and into the man who's back was turned to the door.The stun ball goes out, missing one of the casters and exploding against the maggots. You then take the chance, extending both arms out, you run in, your thermographic vision kicking in, you see two of them in your immediate vision and hook both of them with your each of your fist as you charge in.As you lean down exhaling you can hear Wunderbread charging down the halls, but you don't see the two other casters. Wher-the oxygen suddenly leaves the room-shit.>Roll 1d100+10 for natural Troll magic resistance
>>29568974Shite between 2 and 1 I meant foot, not food. raising your food, now that is just silly.
Rolled 37>>29568974TROG MAGIC
Rolled 94 + 10>>29568974
>>29569028>104 top lelYou wouldn't like Franky when he's Angry bug fodder!
>>29569028We're done here. Game over. We won. Everyone pack up and go home.
>>29569023>>29569028>>29569056Crit fail 1 on one of the spells hitting Frank
>>29569119they shouldn't have made Frank angry
>>29569119>and then Frank went straight up Gurren Lagann, saved Ares, got a promotion, and finally got a real Steak
>>29569119what, is this the second time we're shrugging off magical attacks?We should get a trait or something.
>>29569119Frank stares at shaman, shaman shits himself and regrets his choices he made in life.
>>29569119just accept it
>>29569119I really hope the one who failed is the boss. Please, please, SG, let it be the boss.
>>29569166>starts working as new Ares Corp janitor just to make it up to Farnk
Suddenly, something tickles your back, making you laugh almost hysterically. Though you can feel the oxygen continuing to be sucked out the room, and as you turn around you see that one of the casters has created a fireball so large it seems to be manifesting as a spirit, and its birth will have quite the explosive effect you realize.Looking around the room you notice only the woman on the floor. She is one of the wage mages who works in the clinic, she has had to patch you up once or twice when work and confrontation became one. You also notice how she is looking at you. Begging for mercy, for the end? For a Savior maybe.>Self Preservation: Run now Roll 1d100, this is gonna be a big one>Duty: Save the Healer and run Roll 1d100-10 for the added weight
Rolled 10>>29569254>>Duty: Save the Healer and run Roll 1d100-10 for the added weight
>>29569254Like we're not going to go for duty.
Rolled 14>>29569254It's Duty time!
Rolled 11>>29569254>>Duty: Save the Healer and run Roll 1d100-10 for the added weight
Rolled 17>>29569254Like i'm not going to pick Duty
>>29569316>Hopefully 60 will save us
Rolled 91>>29569254TROG MAGIC, GIVE ME A REPRIEVE!
>>29569347I don't know but I hope >>29569350 will...
>>29569350Is this for Self Pres or Duty?
>>29569426Sorry, I rolled for duty.
>>29569469>>29569374>>29569350>>29569347>>29569332>>29569329>>29569316>>29569307>>>29569305>>29569294>>29569284Its time to answer that Call of Duty 2.
>>29569518All right, Let's Do This! FFFFRRRAAANNNNKKKK DDDOOODDDDGGGEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
You quickly evaluate the situation and grab the woman, luckily she is only an elf, and therefore lighter than any other metahuman you have had to carry. You run out of the room signaling for Bread and Xena to follow you. You all get into the President's office, have Bread activate lockdown controls and hide in the small safety room hidden inside the office.After another five minutes you start to hear the men scream, knowing their flesh is being cooked alive, you pray that the other mages are not on this floor, the climax will come soon and you know it is to late to leave the safety of the panic room. Suddenly everything goes silent, everything. For what feels like an eternity you cannot hear a thing, not even the breath of the three other people in the room. not the sobs on the woman you are holding in your arms nothing. Then you feel it, the explosion, the sheer heat turns the metal hot as you all crunch together, keeping away from the walls, and as it seems to subside a minute later, you know that metal will burn you. You have Bread electronically open the door and you inspect the damage. What you find is that the entire top floor sans the panic room and a hidden safe have been scorched off the top of the building. You see the helicopters closing in.Knight Errant arrives in five minutes.>Escape>Check out the safe>Other
>>29569723>>Check out the safeQuickly, before anyone gets here
>>29569723Check the safe. We need to know what was happening here.
>>29569723>damn, that nat 1 really fucked the magesdo you have to ask, safe then lobby to meet KE
>>29569775>>29569788>>29569825>>29569834Time to crack open the Safe.
>>29569723tell cena and wb to escape while we check the safe
>>29569723WAIT, I HAVE AN IDEA!GUYS, WE'RE A TROLL RIGHT?LETS TAKE THE SAFE WITH US!
>>29569723>>29569723Check the safe.
>>29569867Oh shit! Duh! We can run away WITH the safe!
You grab the healer, Wunderbread. and Xena follow close behind you at a jogging pace as you approach the safe.after merely pulling on the door it snaps off and you place it down in front of the safe. You notice there are some old bonds in, some of which are marked with the name of the olf United States of America. You also find a pair of keys, and what surprises you the most is the brick of orchilium>Honor:, Put the door back, let nothing be taken>Greed: Take everything>Desire: Take the Orchialium, and split the bonds between Xena and BreadAlso 2 minutes till Knight Errant Arrival>Go to the Lobby>Escape>Other>
>>29569901>>29569868>>29569867The safe is rather brittle from being in a holocaust fuck ball, the inside contents are safe, but carrying it will be difficult>Roll 1d100-30
Rolled 67 + 30>>29570307Lift with the legs.
>>29570275Leave the goods alone, (save for a bond as a souvenir), but give Bread the credstick and let him grab some bonds as payment for tonight, as well as let him keep the sprayer.
>>29570275eh, honorit doesn't really seem like Frank is greedy at all
>>29570275>>Desire: Take the Orchialium, and split the bonds between Xena and Bread
Rolled 87>>29570307Don't strain your back, Frank!
>>29570275>>Desire: Take the Orchialium, and split the bonds between Xena and Breadseverance for going above and beyond the call of Ares Co Duty>Lobby
>Desire: Take the Orchialium, and split the bonds between Xena and Bread>Go to the Lobby
Rolled 71>>29570307Hoahboy, this some heavy ass shit!
Rolled 49>>29570307Come on, Franky baby!
>>29570417>>29570456>>29570483what's the fucking point of taking the safe?!
>>29570493seems only fair, our comrades get paid, we come out slightingly better off, and if we get questioned we can return the keys as "the only thing that was left" after hell broke loose
>>29570525True. If they are going to be here in like...two minutes I don't think we have enough time to get said safe out.It also might look a bit suspicious.
>>29570456>>29570483>>29570431>>29570422>>29570417>>29570388>>29570370>>29570366>>29570345Ok so its the safe, with desire a close second.87-30=57 vs. the safe's 65 threshold.
>>29570275Desire: Take the Orchialium, and split the bonds between Xena and Bread&Lobby
>>29570569>omg why are we taking the whole safe, just take what we want and toss it
>>29570569do NOT take the safethere isn't any good reason to
>>29570525No one else knows that there was a safe here. If the police saw the safe, they could ask what was in the safe, and they might become suspicious of us, thinking that we took what was inside. But if there is no safe that they know of, they won't think to ask if anything was stolen.
>>29570569Why the hell would we want to carry a safe when the police are about to get here?It makes NO fucking sense.
Rolled 70>>29570569If you want more rolls, here you go.
>>29570672This might also work for our bosses. We can claim if asked that it must have been destroyed in the fireball.
>>29570672Le'ts put it this way.We are on the upper floors.They are going to arrive on the lower floors in TWO minutes and are going to see us carrying a fucking safe.
>>29570672so where do you want to stash it? They are not going to stop investigating just on one floor.They probably see us hauling it too. It is a horrible idea. Don't do it dammit.I'm half a mind to suggest tossing it off the building but that means caring it again
>>29570736We could steal the stuff inside and kick it off the roof, door open. The bonds would be lost to the winds.
>>29570736"Boss told me to save this safe!"And then bluff roll.
>>29570776and then they ask the fucking bossare you people retarded?
>>29570771Ok, so, steal stuff, kick safe off the roof, claim stuff inside flew away.I'll go with that.
>>29570771simple, do it
>>29570805this depends where the safe is situated. If near the edge it can work. They will probably also come in helicopters so they might see us carrying it from fat away
>>29570771Safe taker >>29569867 here, I should have specified that this is what I wanted to do with it.Forgive me...
>>29570805I am 100% alright with the kick the safe off the roof plan.
>>29570867would the roll for that be easier?op what do you say?
>>29570599>>29570663>>29570671>>29570672>>29570702>>29570703>>29570712>>29570736>>29570763>>29570771>>29570776>>29570802>>29570805>>29570837>>29570841>>29570852>>29570867Ok, I just finished writing, and before I post I need a true consensus with the safe, for more detail the safe was in what used to be a corner office, but closer to the office's entrance
>>29570988Split look, dispose of safe (kick it off the roof/out the ruined window), head to lobby
>>29570942 Still a 1d100-30 to pick up and throw1d100-20 to kick
>>29570988Loot, kick safe off of roof, and head to the lobby.
>>29570988Take the stuff, drop the safe.
>>29571073>>29571060>>29571015Ok, kicking has the same 65 threshold as throwing, but it is 1d100-20
>>29571043How much of a modifier can we get for TEAMWORK!
Rolled 66>>29571043kick it I supposeeveryone is intent on stealing shit for some reason, leaving it might raiser some questionsI'm still convinced it would be best to leave it alone though
Rolled 94 + 20>>29571098so if we kick, does that mean we keep our rolls and beat the 65 threshold or new rolls?>what about if everyone helps?
Rolled 92>>29571043Not sure if you want us to roll again.
>>29571107+5 maybe w/ Xena
>>29571141>>29571138>72 and 74 if we're taking new rolls to kick
>>29571138>>29571141>>29571162It was 67 if you were gonna kick with the old roll, but I will take the new ones.
>>29571150I sure do hope we first check that there is no one below before kicking it down
>>29571188ah, okay then
You quickly grab the bar of Orchalium, and handing a several of the bonds to both Xena and Wunderbread before letting out a mighty roar and kicking the brittle safe so hard it falls back. You then kick it again adding larger force behind it causing it to slide to the edge of the building, the Ares Choppers coming in over you as the safe seems to fall off the side of the building.They hover over you for a moment before shutting off their lights. Wunderbread and and Xena seem to make their escape as the lights go dark, but as you start to move, you know it is to late as you are still weighed down by the woman and you saved. You watch as men throw down ropes and descend, the shape they cast in your thermographic vision is that of Firewatch, and they begin to surround you."Put down the girl and state your name."You comply, putting thee woman down and take a deep breath. "I am Frank Dodge.""Mr. Dodge you are now in the custody of Ares Firewatch until you can give us a satisfactory statement of tonight's events, or a full inquiry into the scene can be made." One of them seems to say, you can't make out faces well and they are masking who is speaking. You suddenly feel them place, and tighten restraints against you.You are now in the custody of Ares Firewatch.They proceed to throw a harness around you and lift you into one of their birds with two other firewatch members inside, and two more following you back into the helicopter.As it starts to fly off, your 'link chirps and a message from Sam pops up on your AR >SAM: "Frank are you ok? I saw the exp-One of the firewatch members grabs your commlink and AR glasses, throwing them on the floor and smashing them under their boot. "No outside communication until the inquiry is finished." -------------------------------------------------------------------->End SessionThank you for reading guys, I will be back Saturday at 5pm, I am gming shadowrun tomorrow evening and will be sadly unavailable.
>>29571368> I am gming shadowrun tomorrow evening and will be sadly unavailableif you GM like you do here, I'd love to playlike that'd ever happen
>>29571582Its just a 2050 one-shot I came up with where in the end they have the chance to punch fuck face the clown and get 1,000,000¥ for it.Harlequin is fuck face
>>29571647That you, twodee?
>>29571368fuck I knew it was stupid to steal from the safe you greedy fucks. How are we gong to explain the Orchalium bar?AND we didn't get to snoop around Boss' files