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>>33647359Howdy***As usual, Lyann's building is staffed solely by her clones. They busy themselves in a project or another, walking around discussing about theoretical math, new science fields they came up with recently, philosophy and apparently arguing in Quantum speech, albeit they all seem glad to see you and stop at least briefly to greet you.Thus, with about a couple kisses on your cheek, you feel quite happier when you make it out of the elevator into her penthouse.Mako is still out in the tv studio with Sinoe, working on their tv show at this time of the day, but you can hear Lyann talking with someone just further into the floor, her voice coming from the pool area.Lyann: "...re my friend, and you know that, but this is precisely the kind of thing that made me leave. The factions are equally inefficient, and we certainly don't nee-"You see the lovely redhead laying down on a beach chair, wearing a white slingshot swimsuit as she talks with someone.When she spots you, she immediately stands up and walks over to greet you with a more than friendly kiss.Lyann: "Ned! I heard what happened, are you alright?"It is certainly enjoyable to have her come and worry about you, her arms around you as she squeezes you in a hug, but you notice she has a guest already, a grey skinned gentleman in a fine business suit, his skin looking as if it was peeling off or about to. He wears large round room-darkening shades and a berett as she sits in one of the chairs, sipping from a colorful coctail glass.*** Calm Lyann down and introduce yourself, then walk in and join their conversation Pull Lyann away and inquire about the man Other
>>33647486> Calm Lyann down and introduce yourself, then walk in and join their conversation"I'm fine, not a scratch on me. They were only amateurs, persistent ones, but still amateurs."
>>33647582I forgot the name of the Nova-only language. I'm going to call it Quantum for now, but if you remember what it's called, please enlighten me.****It stirs all sorts of feelings to see the beauty worrying about you so much, but you quickly manage to pull yourself together, give her a kiss and dismiss her fears.Lyann: "A-alright. If you say so..." -she takes your hand and walks back to the pool with you- "This is Thomas, a friend from the teragen. Thomas, this is Ned."Thomas: "Yes... I am quite aware. Nice meeting you, Ned" -he shakes your hand. It feels like dried paper, but with firmness underneath.Lyann: "Thomas wanted to meet with you, actually. He says that some of our old friends (she means hers and Thomas) were very riled up about that wrestler guy's trial."Thomas: "Yes, I'm sorry about any inconveniences you may have been through. Some of us have very divergent interpretation of the manifest, you know?"***your cue
Rolled 4, 10, 10, 3, 4, 4, 2, 7, 9, 3, 10, 2, 2 = 70>>33647728"Of course. Tell people that they have the power to make their own rules and some will abuse it hideously. Nova or human, not much has changed it seems."Rolling diplomacy, using the negotiator and that other enhancement.
>>33647829Thomas: "That is correct. Personally, I'm one of those that feels it is a call to a higher moral and ethic code. We can do more, so we should expect more from ourselves. Please, have a seat."Lyann: "Thomas, it's my house, you can't offer people to have a sit in other people's homes." -she doesn't seems upset. You get a feeling it's more like a tired older sister correcting her naughty little brotherThomas: "Ah, right."Lyann: "But yes, please sit down."Thomas: "Well, as I was saying, I wanted to meet you. You'll see, Ned, many in the teragen are actually really, really angry at bomber lord for taking Dusk as a hostage. A minority are angry about the whole toying with baselines thing, as well. And a few think that he should do whatever he wanted, in a "might is right" manner."Lyann: "Which is just primitve and backwards."Thomas: "Yes, well. Some of us feel that the whole thing was shameful, but almost everyone feels that, at the very least, there's no way he can get a trial by his peers in a human court of law, you know?"Lyann: "They want to break him out. Then some of them want to kill him on the spot, some want to make some sort of nova court, and some just want him to go free."Thomas: "So, I was curious about your opinion on the matter."Lyann smiles and blushes just a little bit as you sit behind her and hug her softly. She smells nice, like singing flowers, somehow.*** He should stay where he is and be judged by the laws of his victims I wouldnt object to just executing him Indeed, a trial by his peers would show the other teragen members that we need to self regulate outselves, not just do whatever we wanted. Well, he lost all his assets one way or another. Surely he could be released under his own responsibility and evolve as a person.
>>33648037 He should stay where he is and be judged by the laws of his victims
>>33648115Thomas: "Well, you mean north american law, or human law in general? because the vatican recognized novas as humans. And if you are going for the local law, the law does say "a trial by his peers" doesn't it? And you know the chances of a monk--- baseline lawyer against whoever teragen lawyer he gets to represent him, ain't exactly good." Teragen lawyer, uh? I'm sure we can somehow get a nova lawyer for the prosecution. That is a fair point, but the law should have its chance. So what do you want me to do? is not like I could help release him anyway Other
>>33648224 Teragen lawyer, uh? I'm sure we can somehow get a nova lawyer for the prosecution."Or simply give an experienced prosecutor the superior treatment. An experienced and dedicated baseline can outmanuver even a powerful nova in their specialty. Trust me on that one, I am ah, something of an expert. Plus, given props training, the difference between a superior and nova eventually become academic."
>>33648344Thomas: "Are you sure about this?"Lyann: "Thomas, I don't think you could change his mind." -she smiles as she cuddles back against youThomas: "Alright. I will try to play to everyone's tune and tell them whatever they want to hear in order to stop with all this... unsavory business. But it may be difficult with some of the radicals." The discussion over, take the time to probe about Lyann's teragen past Enjoy the rest of your morning with Lyann. Mako is gone until lunch and Thomas looks like he's ready to leave. Go back to the office Other
>>33648476 Enjoy the rest of your morning with Lyann. Mako is gone until lunch and Thomas looks like he's ready to leave.
>>33648506Thomas leans over to kiss Lyann's cheek and shake Ned's hand, then simply flies off under his own power.Lyann: "Are you sure you are alright? you are holding a little tight."Ned: "I assure you, this is merely a sign of health. Here, let me show you" -Ned says as he gently kisses her and undoes the knot on her swimsuit......it really is a enjoyable morning. After a few hours, Ned is just cuddling with her under the sheets, holding her gently as she lays down on top of him, trading little kisses.Lyann: "Are you really alright?"Ned: "Right now? fantastic."A little later, Ned dresses up in one of his clean gym suits while Lyann wraps up in a small cotton robe as both of them leave the shower.Lyann: "Will you stay with us for lunch?"Ned: "Of course"A bit later, Mako arrives home, and greets him happily. Start looking for a nova lawyer and try to get him to work for the prosection Find out who is representing the state, and offer him to go through the Superior process. Try something else (suggestions accepted)
>>33648829> Start looking for a nova lawyer and try to get him to work for the prosection> Find out who is representing the state, and offer him to go through the Superior process.Both of these seem like options to pursue. Do cases like these have multiple lawyers?
>>33648945A case this complex would have a team of lawyers working on it yeah. Only one dude would get up in front of the judge though>>33648829Might be funny to grab a psiad and have him or her spam undetectable mental powers throughout the trial. Though I think that is considered cheating.
>>33649013I wonder if you could find one?Anyway, I wonder if we should try going with bureaucracy or diplomacy to find out who the layers are, and try to offer support to them. If we are doing so, of course.***Mako seems a little bit uncomfortable for some reason. She probably is confused by seeing Ned and Lyann acting so closely, albeit they restrain themselves quite a bit in front of the timid girl.Lyann: "Since you already stayed here the whole morning, won't you stay the rest of the day as well?"Mako: "Mister Salter was here? why?" -she asks as she works chopping vegetables in the open, nearby kitchen.Lyann: "There was an incident at the office and he..." -she looks at Ned Explain things to Mako as they happened Tell her a story as not to worry her Other
>>33649098> Explain things to Mako as they happened
>>33649098> Explain things to Mako as they happenedI mean, "billionare kidnapping attempt" is probably going to make the news.
>>33649117The "chop chop chop" noises stop, and soon Mako is all over you, trying to make sure you are alright, seemingly on the verge of tears.It takes a while to calm her down, and one of the Lyann clones has to finish preparing lunch since the black-haired girl doesn't wants to leave your side.Mako: "Everything about that man sounds awful, even his friends! and to think he seemed so polite!"Lyann: "You meet him?"Mako: "Only briefly."As it turns out, this is the first time Mako actually learns what the Teragen is. As a religious person, and... well, some may call her naive... she is confused by the idea of people doing whatever they want and answering to noone, regardless of their actions in relationship to others.Finally, she declares:Mako: "That sounds really dumb. If they are really so smart, how come they can't even agree with eachother?"Lyann: "Ah... its about egos, I think... I wasn't able to get along well enough so I left them."Mako: "You were with them? why?!"Lyann: "They... accepted me. I guess they rescued me at a dar time, but it did not last."Mako seems to understand that, and stops talking bad about the Teragen, albeit she is clearly displeased with it.***Back in 20 minutes, going to cook myself some burgers and mashed potatoes
>>33649098>Anyway, I wonder if we should try going with bureaucracy or diplomacy to find out who the layers are, and try to offer support to them. If we are doing so, of course.one is 8d10 +4d10, the other is 10d10+ 3d10. Which is technically statistically identical.
>>33649608backYes, but calling in favours and filling a form is quite different. Even if you shot a bow really really well it still isint going to do as much damage as shooting an anti material rifle really really well.Anyway, what do you wanna do? try to go through regular channels with super efficiency, or try to manipulate yourself into knowledge?
Rolled 5, 1, 4, 9, 2, 7, 4, 4, 4, 10, 9, 1 = 60>>33650266Regular channels I think.
>>336503077 successes is pretty good.
>>33650345Yup. You put in a request for information on three different windows and convince each pencil pusher than his or her colleagues blame him or her for the slow pace of work, so that each of them actually gets shit done.((Seriously, is how I got my doctor appointment to be on the 14th of next month instead of "at some point next year". Third world hospitals suck))As it turns out, a team of lawyers lead by one such Andrew Nonymous is going to take the case for the prosecution.He is an up and coming lawyer that successfully sued a megacorporation over chemical spills in favor of a small neighborhood, and defended another about their IP on genetically modified animals.The press seems to think he'll fight for whoever he is assigned to, regardless of moral backgrounds. Try to meet the guy Try to get someone else Try to get someone else into his team
>>33649380>As a religious personWait, which religion? I thought she was from china?
>>33650483> Try to meet the guy>>33650495There are religious people in the PRC. Organized religion is frowned upon because the Communist party sees them as potential threats in some ways, but it's decently common.
>>33650495Nuns ran her orphanage, she's catholic. Yes, chinese people can be catholic, it's just not "common".Also, you know you want a Mako-run xmas special at some point. Im just deciding if she gets the gifts for the children or if the nuns make her a scarf every year and tell her santa got it for her.***You schedule a meeting with mr Nonymous. As he's quite busy, he agrees to meet you on wednesday near the end of the workday. Or Thursday if you would be fine meeting him during lunch.
>>33650731Fine by me
>>33651078wednesday or thusday?Also, are you about to leave? you usually leave about this hout
>>33651211Wendsday works. And yeah, Gotta leave soon, though my schedule varies a bit.
>>33651264Alright, lets stop here for now. Take care and see you on monday.Also, as someone who's almost blind, could I ask you for a favor? could you check about blog services? I think I should start one for the thread in case I cant make it for some reason
>>33651331Twitter is a classic for quest use, but yeah, I'll look up some alternatives.
>>33651353Thanks, see you on monday