Hello And welcome to the Shadowrun quest !Shadowrun is a science fantasy tabletop role-playing game set in a near-future fictional universe in which cybernetics, magic and fantasy creatures co-exist. It combines genres of cyberpunk, urban fantasy and crime, with occasional elements of conspiracy fiction, horror and detective fiction. The title is taken from the game's main premise – that corporate espionage runs rampant in a near-future setting. A shadowrun – a successful data theft or physical break-in at a rival corporation or organization – is one of the main tools employed by both corporate rivals and underworld figures.I will use such a system to create your character, but thankfully for you, it does not require any knowledge of the system for players ! All character creating decisions will be made through backround choices so don't worry. I'll just write in the end a run down version of your dice pool and how the rolls system works.
>>10535So first thing first, choose your race. After the Awakening in 2012, multiple genomes have been expressed through the Return of magic. While HUmans are still the dominant species, all kinds of creatures pupulate the world.First important choice is>Metahuman. Includes "humanoid" species such as Elves, humans, dwarves and orks. They are most widely accepted, and you can mostly walk on the street of the spawls without catching too much attention>Metasapient. Contains "inhuman" species that have nevertheless recognized as intelligent. Examples are Naga, centaurs, or even AI. WHile certainly more powerful in certain fields than metahumans, not only are highly exotic and rare, but also the target of bigotry, corporate research and the like.
>>10548This board is pretty dead Ain't it ? Oh well! There are many kinds of metasapients to choose from!>Naga Naga are giant serpents, usually around 10 meters in length, that are found throughout the world and tend to resemble the dominant snake species of their homelands. Despite their intelligence, Naga were not recognized as sapient for many years following their discovery in 2013. Indeed, many security corporations caught Naga and trained them as security animals, not realizing that their captives were studying as much as being studied.The Naga used this underestimation of their intelligence to their advantage - as Naga were retired from security service (or simply escaped on their own), they returned to their homelands and relayed everything they knew about metahuman society (including a near-complete understanding of many metahuman languages) to their fellows. They currently have founded a small state in Angor Wate, where they are worshipped as gods from the local metahuman population.
you can just ignore me and wait for more ppl if u like.
>>10571The Centaur (Equus sagittarius) has been gene-typed to the Equus horse family, but debate continues as to both the origins of the Centaur and its sentience. Like the Centaurs of myth, the lower half resembles that of a large horse, but the upper half resembles a humanoid with humanoid arms ending in three-fingered hands with opposable thumbs. They are native to Greece, Macedonia and southern Albania. They are uniquely sensitive to magic, and can easily search for things within their native environment, suggesting an extrasensory perception of sorts. They display advanced social structure and behavior and even rudiments of language and tool-usage, proving that they are a sentient species.> A Sasquatch (Pesvastus pilosis) is a large furry humanoid that was declared a sentient species by the United Nations in 2042, although many nations had officially declared it sentient before then. They stand almost 3 meters tall and weigh approximately 300 kilograms, with black to dark brown body hair growing to gray and silver tips as they age. They are widely-known to have the ability to mimic almost any sound with their versatile vocal cords. Despite this mimicry, the Sasquatch seems to be unable or unwilling to learn or use a spoken language. Instead, most urban-adjusted sasquatches use some form of sign language.Shapeshifters are supernatural versions of several species of normal animal, born with the ability to assume a human form.>Shapeshifters are intelligent (as in human-level intelligent), and can learn human languages and customs. How inclined they might be to follow those customs, however, is likely a matter of personal preference. They can also learn the ways of magic. Despite their ability to learn human customs, shapeshifters' animal upbringings endow them with all the instincts - and the resulting unpredictability - of an animal of their species. Contrary to the legends of such creatures as werewolves, shapeshifters' transformations are not governed by the lunar cycle. However, they are quite vulnerable to silver. In their human form, shapeshifters retain some vestige of their animal nature, making them easy to spot if you know what to look for.>Digital intelligences. After the Second Crash, a large number of AIs came into being. They vary in complexity from nearly-feral guard programs which have developed only the most rudimentary self-awareness to complex alien intelligences with incomprehensibly far-reaching goals. These new entities - at least the ones who communicate with metahumanity - prefer the term "Digital Intelligences," because they do not view themselves as 'artificial.' Some metahumans attempt to compromise and call them "Synthetic Intelligences" instead.
vote now?if so, Naga
>>10593I'll wait a few more eeps if you don't mind.Also picking up a trip cause i forgot IDs are not IP bound
>>10579>Shapeshifters are intelligent (as in human-level intelligent), and can learn human languages and customs. How inclined they might be to follow those customs, however, is likely a matter of personal preference. They can also learn the ways of magic. Despite their ability to learn human customs, shapeshifters' animal upbringings endow them with all the instincts - and the resulting unpredictability - of an animal of their species. Contrary to the legends of such creatures as werewolves, shapeshifters' transformations are not governed by the lunar cycle. However, they are quite vulnerable to silver. In their human form, shapeshifters retain some vestige of their animal nature, making them easy to spot if you know what to look for.
>Picking some nieche faggor racedead on arrival
>>10616I dont wanna be an asshole but this
Wow so many votes !Naga are magically active so they can choose between:>Magician. Run on the mill mage. Summon and banish spirits, cast spells, alchemy etc>Adept: Use magic to enhance your physical, social or mental capabilities. You can't cast spells or the like, but you will be one of the best in the field you choose to specialize.>Mystic Adept. A mix of the magican and the Adept. You'll never be able to be a very good mage or a very good adept, but you will have massive versatility
>>10616>>10620>Implying you won't become a handbag first run unless you play your cards right.Playiong a metasapient means you have a giant target on your back either for corporate exctraction, groups like Humanis or worse. And i fully intend for character death and reroll to be a thing if players fuck up. So i you don't like the current character, don't lose heart.
>>10636>I fully intend on character death and reroll to be a thingOh, not ded then
>>10627AdeptSnake charms and choke holds here we go
You have chosen Adept ! Let us leave your powers for later, now char cration begins !Choose your place of Birth !>North America. Canada and USA were dissolved after an uprising of now magically adept native americans. Majority of the are belongs to the NAN (Native american Nations), a loose lliance of tribal nations. UCAS (United Canadian and Amercian States) on the east, and Tir Tairngire, a nation of elves to the west.>Central and South America. Mexico and the northern part of the lower continent Belongs to the totalitarian state of Aztlan, home of the Mega-corporation Aztehnology. To the south dominates Amazonia, an awakened nation and and one of the few countries to have a dragon as head of state. Located in the northeast of South America, Amazonia territory spread over the Orinoco and Amazonian basin and the Brazilian plateau. Those two countries have a long history of conflict with each other>Africa, The continent of Africa in the Sixth World is depicted as a volatile mess of changing borders, with a few havens of stability . Most small central Nations have dissolves to a NAN-like union named Congo Tribal Lands.>Europe is much unchanged border wise, but France has become a a haven for stange metaspecies, Germany is under the firm grip of Saedder Krupp, a megacorp run by the mysterious dragon Lofwyr. To the North lies Ireland, a xenophobic nation of elves surrounded by a magical barries a,d the Black Forest Troll republic, a fledging state compromised mostly of trolls and orcs.>Asia is a land of Turmoil, with the large country dissiolving to multiple minr nations after the Awakening, and the expansion of the trhiving japan to the far east. It's still thre world's largest market on food, primarily soy.>Oceania has formed a Commonwealth agreement led by Australia, yet now the main capital lies in new Zealand after a zurge of mana storms is plaguing the large isle.
>>10697Africa, dindu nuffin
>>10697Central and south america
>>10697>>Asia is a land of Turmoil, with the large country dissiolving to multiple minr nations after the Awakening, and the expansion of the trhiving japan to the far east. It's still thre world's largest market on food, primarily soy.i wanna start a cult
>>10697>Asia is a land of Turmoil, with the large country dissiolving to multiple minr nations after the Awakening, and the expansion of the trhiving japan to the far east. It's still thre world's largest market on food, primarily soy.
>>10697>Oceania has formed a Commonwealth agreement led by Australia, yet now the main capital lies in new Zealand after a zurge of mana storms is plaguing the large isle.
Go with oceania.
>bemoan lack of arms>get harvested for awakened organs>reroll a dryad diplomancer
Tiebreaker. Last post number 1-5 Oceania 6-0 Asia
>>10727Asia it is. QM is taking a shower, be back at you in a while
>>10732Back, lets get going.>Imperial Realm of Japan. After the return of magic Japan turned inwards, transforming to a xenophobic monarchy, and exiled all non-humans to a large island south. The rise of the three great Japanese mecacorps, along with public reforms of the last two rulers has seen a reduction in traditionalism and public acceptance of metahumans. Currently world first on GDP (and suicides).> The Indian union. After the dissolution of the People's republic of China, India extendend protection to the southern provinces from the bloody conflicts inland. This later extended to west states during the Eurowars, with a treaty being signed in 2053 to create the IU. Latest addition recently was the Naga kingdom of Angor Wat after a referendum.Largely dominated by japanacorps.> Trade federation of Hong Kong. First province to jump ship from China, governed by a council of the major corporations in the province. Home of Wuxing Inc. Megacorp . Currently a full blown shadow war between Yakuza and the Triads is underway, with the corporate government funding both sides.
>>10763> Trade federation of Hong Kong.
>>10763>Trade federation of Hong Kong. First province to jump ship from China, governed by a council of the major corporations in the province. Home of Wuxing Inc. Megacorp . Currently a full blown shadow war between Yakuza and the Triads is underway, with the corporate government funding both sides.
It matters not, for we live on a boat!
Hong Kong it is ! Excuse my following setting rambling to follow, but its important.In the SR world there is something called a System Indentification Number, or SIN for short. Its basicaly a string of numbers and letters that are created by a complex algorithm that contain every bit of information about you. From physical traits to what kind of coffee you prefer.SIN is mainly granted by nations and corporations. You need to have two parents who also have a SIN to get a national SIN or work in a corp to get a corporate one. Without a SIN you are essentially off the grid. Can't vote, can't make large transactions, or work in any upstanding place. But it also means you are very difficult to track. Hong Kong does not issu SINs to Naga, So you have two options.> Sinless> Limited Corporate SIN ( guard, nagas are used by Corps as security personel)
>>10793>SinlessI aint no corpo
>>10793>> SinlessOr Ssssinlessssss, Fuck the Polisssss
I vote that we go underground to start that cult, yo.
Sorry I just want to see the GETs.>>9999>>10000
Very Well ! Background now begins !You were born into a Yakuza compound that was basically a Naga equivalent of a puppy mill, to sell young specimens to corps or clients. You were sold to.> Miss Shizu, an old Japanese landlord of an apartment building in the suburbs. How she afforded the price is a mystery> Alina Knight, daughter of the multibillionaire CEO of Ares Macrotechnologies. You were fancier and more useful than a pony.> Kane, a legendary pirate of the Atlantic. Bought you by accident while drunk.> You were not bought. You were stolen ! During a hit by shadowrunners on the Yakuza facility, one of the team members had a soft hearted moment and pocketed your egg.
>>10825>Alina Knight, daughter of the multibillionaire CEO of Ares Macrotechnologies. You were fancier and more useful than a pony.Ooh, this one might get interesting.
>>10825>Alina Knight, daughter of the multibillionaire CEO of Ares Macrotechnologies. You were fancier and more useful than a pony.Gonna give her the lizard Ds
>>10825>> Miss Shizu, an old Japanese landlord of an apartment building in the suburbs. How she afforded the price is a mystery
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>10825> Alina Knight, daughter of the multibillionaire CEO of Ares Macrotechnologies. You were fancier and more useful than a pony."I wan a pony!!""Sure sweaty here""It an egg? Do ponys come fwom eggs?"crack"hiss" "THATS NOT A PONY!!!!!"(So we're basically pic related)
>>10838I was thinking more this.
>>10838Actually no. Nagas are 8-10 meter long snakes. Actual sneks
>>10842.....................how do we do anything when we don't have arms?
>>10842>we're just a really big snake>some guy bought his daughter a giant snake>some girl was expecting a pony and got a giant fucking snake>a snake that can magic itself strongerThis poor girl>>10846We're a giant tentacle anon, we'll figure it out
What we gonna roll up when shadowrunners kill us after being sent to kidnap our owner?
>>10846I just did a quick google search about them (since i'm easily intrigued by things) and it seems they usually use magic for that. And since we chose to only let magic make us stronger...
>>10853We'll squeeze someone until they do it for us
You were born and raised in the heart of an AAA corp, a corp not only allowed extraterritoriality, but with a place in the corporate court, the most powerful governing body on the planet. And you were raised with one mission :Protect the daughter of Damien Knight. You are one of the many layers of defense protecting this girl, just a seemingly exotic pet.You are in fact sentient, but the pinkskins don't seem to know that. They considered you an animal to be reared and trained for a purpose. That was annoying, but you don't think they would take kind to your concerns about that.You have managed over time to learn the language they spoke, and practiced it yourself while alone. Despite a slight lisp, you could be understood.While the girl was scared of you at first, she is now far more accepting of your presence, even affectionate sometimes. Only one that isn't treating you like a beast.Have you decided to reveal yourself to her ?> Yes> No
>>10861> YesShe better not tell anyone though
>>10861reveal what? i am sentient ?
>>10861> YesBecause I really really need that conversation.Alina comes home from school one day."fucking bitches at school never fucking listen to me. Oh lets wear this with that yeah we'll totally not look like trashy whores blah blah blah" SIGH "At least you listen to me Mr Flicky""It'ssss not like I have handssss to cover my earsssss with. It'ssss not like I have handssssss in the firssssst plasssse""..................wat"
>>10866That you are something more than a big snek. You feel very, very lonely, having no-one to meaningfully communicate to.
>>10868I don't think shes that old yet
>>10861no talkbtw, is she a loli or teen or young independent adult
It was 2nd of December. Thankfully your massive terrarium was heated as always. You lazily look at the luxurious room on the 36th floor of the Ares owned skyscraper. Alina is currently looking through her commlink , projecting 3d images of dresses and swipes between them lazily. Gathering your courage, you peek out from the door and utter your first words to a human."We have it easy. We jussst sssshed excesss sskin instead of getting more". Humourous observation. Tantamount in the beginning of human communication." Heh, you tell me " She chuckles to herself, completely absorbed "I m sure that-". Oh, she realized it was you that spoke. Good, first step."You......what. You can talk ?!" She exclaims as she rolls on the opposite side of the bed. "Howwhatwhyionlytooksomenovacoke"she mutters as she moves her her head back and forth, in fetal positionBetter than expected at least.> How you salvage the situation ?
>>10873You were her sweet 16 present
>>10887Cuddle her the way we normally do, we better cuddle her normally, she better not keep us in shitty fucking tank 24/7 or I swear to godAlso obligatory emotional ploy of "Please don't get rid of me"
>>10887Of courssse i can talk. That'sss what makess me better than a pony.
>>10887>tfw owner is a vapid teenager drug userWe would slither off the balcony were it not so cold out
>>10887"You are actually the desssssendent of Ssssssssalasssssssssar Ssssssssslytherin. And we are sssssssspeaking in parsssssssseltoungue. Quickly I ssssssshall tell you how to open the chamber of sssssssssssecretssssssss."
>>10898"Sssssseriorsssssly though you humansssss are fine with dragonssssssss but talking ssssssssnakesssssss Oh No what the hellssssss wrong with the world. "
"That'ssss what makes me better than a pony, dummy " You say as you slither towards her. Perhaps your second quip snaps her out."No. No no no . This isn't happening" She says with a worried laughter "You are an overuse hallucination, a manifestation of my teenage Bulldrek. Talking snake brain, really ? Couldn't I have the average acid stuff ?"Strange words, you don't really understand what the mean, but her denial is obvious. "Would a hallucination do thissss ?" You asks as you lightly bump her head with your scaled snout. Suddenly, you get an idea from a classic novel you snatched once, it was a very old about an apprentice wizard or something. "Now, le uss be over with jokessss" you say with a grandiose tone "I have come for you ,chosen of Sssslytherin. You jussst fulfill your dessstiny"Alina blinks at you as she starts laughing lightly."Alright, you got me . My brain is not THAT crazy. And I don't have heavy 'ware so its not cyberpsychosis. So, lets take easiest choice: Its real. How...how you do that ?"You would shrug, if you had arms. "Same ansswer why your ssskin is pink. I wasss born that way""Oh right, sorry if I was rude" She says, slightly calmer as she pats your head "I bet you are another one of the secrets of my dad, my pet being a talking snake ""It issss..... Slightly true " you say "I was trained for thisss...protecting you. They don't know I can do thiss...only you""Huh, what makes me so special ?" Ske asks, petting your underside now."Little things. Treatsss...rubs...general talking. I didn't felt bored with you""Well, thats one relationship I haven't fragged" she says with a chuckle. "So, what do you want ? I mean Like, in general. Considering I had a thinking being in a small room for most of its life, makes me feel pretty damn shitty. Then again, if anyone found out you can talk, you might get snatched for dissection or something. Any ideas ?"> How do you respond ?
>>10944I do want to protect you, but sssince i haven't been outssside much i don't know what elsse i could want.
>>10944>Love me>Dont get rid of me>Cuddles>Don't tell anyone else>Stop taking drugs you little shit thats not good for you reeeeeeeeAlso
>>10944obviously the smartest idea is to go and work for a PMC with your snake-like reaction timeslet's go and find a tiffani pistol for salethat shit's only like 150 creds
"Itsss not as bad..." You reassure her " I shorta like thiss arrangement . Besidesss..I doubt you are asss awful as you think. But then again I don't know, I have not experienced anything outside""You think I have ? " She asks with a chuckle, smiling softly. "I probably couldn't walk outside the corporate island here without being abducted, murdered, or say, dating a really cute guy and then you learn he's from Horizon and just wanted to dig some dirt for his stupid trid show""For ssssome reason, I believe the lassst one happened""Well, why you think I was sobbing to sleep for days last month ?""Oh. human mating is ssssstrange"" It fragging is" Alina says with a sigh, as she wraps her arms around your body "Dad was right, you are way better than a pony"PROLOGUE END
SHHSHSHSHSHSHHSHSSSSHSHSHHSSso? what next?
>>11033Don't worry bb, we'll snake dick you so hard you wont remember him
>>11037who says we're male?Not that i particularly care in this form...
>>11039My dick says we're male, because snake lesbian sex seems weird as fuck
>>11033Nice start!>>11041Indeed it does but we could always use our tail...
>>11044two dicks a superior to tail
YOU HAVE PROGRESSED TOWARDS THE SOCIAL ADEPT WAY.YOU HAVE INCREASED YOUR CHARISMA.Half year has passed after your talk with Alina Knight. She had recovered from her breakup, and it seems that the combination of having a secret from her father and someone t to talk to has improved her mood significantly.You are currently at a Resort in a lovely island on the pacific, while her father had a meeting with the court in Zurich orbital station. Space, what a scary place ! Thankfully Alina was hunting one of her newest mate, a haughty elf named Zack , an actor she picked up when her father left . He seems annoying, and you don't like pretending to be an animal on his presence. But he is nice to her and she seems to like him.Currently you are lying on her bed on her little resort, a strange house on the seaside . There is no terrarium , you are just lying around, lazily on her bed. Alina and Zack are currently on the beach. Your stomach grumbles but you are a snake, you can handle it> Find something to gobble.> That Zack person has left his commlink here, perhaps you can figure out how it works !> Sneak outside and explore.
>>11109>>> Find something to gobble.>> That Zack person has left his commlink here, perhaps you can figure out how it works !Eat it when/if we cant figure it out
>>11109>tfw don't know whether I want to find out zack is selling info about her>or that the servants are planning to kill her
>>11109> Find something to gobble.> That Zack person has left his commlink here, perhaps you can figure out how it works !I suppose we can take a quick check first.
You first decide to tend to your instincts. You slither into towards the sound of something tasty below the bed. You are quite surprised when you only find a small thing moving about the floor. It looks like a small insect , buts its eyes are glowing and it seems mostly made of metal. It does not seem to register your presence.> Ignore it, you have betty things to do> Try to mess with it, see if it reacts
>>11212>Try to mess with it, see if it reactsOh... Spy stuff?
>>11212>> Try to mess with it, see if it reactsIf all else fails, eat it
>>11212RULES OF NATURE
You gently approach the small spider drone, your head inches away from it's series of eyes. You could probably eat it in one gulp. "Oh frag it's near me !" A mechanical voice comes from the drone "What if it tries to eat the drone ?""Jax i hear a feedback, i think you have left the mic of the drone open. Close it now !" "Relax chief, it's not like the snake can hear us, closing mic now " The voices stop while the drone tries to skitter away. So this "drone" is mechanical ? And is controlled by someone ? That sounds suspicious.>What do you plan to do ?
>>11255FUCKING SSSSSSTACY GET OUT SKREEEEEEEE
>>11265try to mind control it
>>11265Fucking smash it with our giant ass naga body, eat the remains
>>11267>>11271Not that i dislike memes, but could you keep them on topic ?
>>11285You can't stop my memes
>>11265Just observe it. Maybe you'll learn more about it.
>>11265Sneak away and nudge Alina to talk with us.
You quickly dart towards the drone, with speed that the tiny thing could not muster. The first bite cuts it in half in a bright display sparks. You immediately spit it out in disgust. It tasted abhorentely. >Explore outside>Try to find Alina>Check Zack's commlink.
>>11354>>Check Zack's commlink.>inb4 them telling him the snake broke the bug
>>11354>explore to find something to eat
>>11360>doesnt redraw his shitty snake each time
>>11354>Check Zack's commlink.
You aporach red cased commlink on the drawer, poking with the end of your tail. Thankfully you managed to read the "SWIPE TO THE LEFT" command, and you manage to do so.A text discussion pops in the screen between Zack and a user named Jax. The following messages are visible."Taking her to the beach today, will try to make a move" "Damn, good luck man, ill have my eyes on if shit hits the fan""You know, I feel kinda bad about this""Its for her own good""Sometimes I don't believe that"> Wat do ?
>>11443If we can brung this commlink we do that, otherwise rush to her and help
>>11443SAVE OUR LITTLE PINKY, WE CAN SATE OUR HUNGER WITH THE SHITTY LONG EARED PINKY
You have decided to rush at the aid of Alina, coiling your tail around the commlink and rushing out !> Go through the lower grass, try to remain hidden> Use the sewers below to approach the shore> Fuck stealth, just go as fast as your snek body can muster !
>>11502>Go through the lower grass, try to remain hidden
>>11502Go through the grass
>>11502>> Fuck stealth, just go as fast as your snek body can muster !LITTLE PINK ONE CANT DIE
Alright, since your character sheet will be shaped by you decisions in this place, i'll just ask you to roll d100, best of 3 (if we can get 3 posts)
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>11520
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>11520gotta snek fast
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>11520
>>11520Interesting quest, and I admit the naga choice didn't seem good at first but you managed to make it interesting. Though I noticed we don't have a name yet.
>>11558I'd think our owner would have named us pretty early.
You dart out of the windows, hurredly slithering towards the grass as you lay low and try not to make any noise. Thankfully you remain unnotice from the resort's security and tourists. Soon the grass gives way to sand, but by cleverly staying below a tall dune you slowly approach the beach. At least the sand is warmYou see multiple people sunbathing or swimming. The first you can understand (you do it a lot), but not hte second. You also see in the deeper waters Alina smooching off with that annoying elf !>CHAARGE !>Time to see if you have water snek in your blood, attempt to dive and swim downwards>Wait and see, do not betray your position>>11558>Tfw forgot about name and genderYou can figure it out
>>11590>Time to see if you have water snek in your blood, attempt to dive and swim downwardsWill we get a chance to tell off a meta human at some point?"My people have been declared sssapient for thirty yearsss, and you sstill don't get it?"
>>11590Wait and see
>>11590>Wait and see, do not betray your position
>>11590Oh, wait, shit. Is Zack's commlink one of the expensive ones that's waterproof?If it's not and we go into the water with it, we lose evidence of Zack's treachery.
>>11624Strangely enough, it's very cheap, you heard Alina making fun of him about it once.
>>11632Then can I change my vote to making sure to drop the commlink off at the beach before entering the water?Zack did say that he was going to make his move here, and I think we should get Alina away from him, even if it breaks our cover.
You decide to lie in wait and see what you can make off something. After a long smooching session (WHy do they even do that ? It seems unhealthy to exchange bodily fLuids with other people), Zack seems to whisper something in her ear, and Alina nods. They both seem to swim away from the crowd , twoards the edge of the beach. You also notice something else....You could always perceive the astral plane ever since your birth, your birthright as a naga. You can see strane auras around all living things, though your training never made you aware what their difference meant. But you knew that sometimes, you will see something in the astral that is not in the physical. That is a spirit, an entinty from another plane, and it seems to closely follow Zack and Alina under the water.>What do ?
>>11700Rush Alina, bowl through people, the more trouble we cause now the more guards show up and help deal with this ugly bastard
Well, do we know any spells?If not, follow a medium distance away while trying to get armed. I bet we could swipe a pistol of some shmuck
>>11719We speced for being an adept, aka only buffs
>>11719You are an Adept, you don't cast any spells. You don't evenknow adept powers yet cause the Yaks did not even know you were awakened and didn't train you for shit
>>11700We have to put the commlink somewhere safe, since it's the proof we need to convince Alina. Let's follow the pair from the shore, and when they stop, drop the commlink on the sand and rush into the water towards them.
>>11700Follow them as close as you can and try to somehow get only her notice
>>11733Though who knows ? If you are seriously stressed, you hidden potential may awaken...Waiting for tiebreaker
>>11743Anon, I think the raging spirit monster might be proof something was going on
>>11750Spirits are most of the time invisible in the astral plane IE invisible unless you are dual natured like a naga, or a magician.
>>11750He can explain that away, text proof is a lot harder.
>>11754I'm like 100% certain ceo dude is gonna have awakened people who will agree with the talking snake that there was indeed a spirit monster>>11755I'm also 100% certain with it being shadow run they could pull data out of a wet commlink
>>11763The very fact that on-site wagemages haven't seen a spirit this close to the resort means that security has been compromised. You can't pull data from RAM if the circuits have been fried because the water shortcircuited the chips.
>>11771>assuming shit works on our level of techAnon, the internet isnt even a thing anymore because an AI burn it to the ground in a hissy fit, or was it a dragon, I think it died several times before we got the matrix
So we have one vote for All out attempt to reach ALinaAnother vote for Stalking the couple from the beachAnd another for doing n2 while trying to make Alina notice us.If anyone want to vote do so now or i'll roll in 5 min
>>11787I could switch to n2 then since it's similar enough to mine i guess.
>>11778It still runs on electronics so it can still be disrupted by seawater causing shortcircuits. These aren't photonics chips being used, even after the Second Crash and the rise of Matrix 2.0.
>>11787all out attempt
Rolled 1 (1d2)Again a deadlock. Rolling to resolve it
You panic at the sight of the spirit, and you make a run for Alina !Your Owner.The one you must protectYour friend.Huh.You didn't knew you can move on water if you are fast enough. YOU HAVE GAINED THE TRACELESS WALK AND LIGHT BODY POWERSYOU HAVE MADE PROGRESS TOWARDS TGE ATHLETE'S ADWPT WAYThe ones on the beach cream or record in their commlinks the site of a 8m long snek rushing over the water surface towards the couple. Both Zack and Alina look extremely puzzled, surprised and confused, unable to even react yet to your presence. After you stop moving, you sink in slightly , though you manage to float and keep the commlink dry.> What do you say or do ?
>>11899Put commlink on owner head, swim down to kick that faggot cthulu's shit in
>>11899>>11907Sounds about right.Show her the message and take the bastard down, maybe keep watch on what the water spirit does.
>>11899Bite Zack in his cuck face, gib link to Alina.
>>11899Wrap around Alina like a loyal pet that's relieved to be near its owner again. Put the commlink on her head while doing this, with the IM log open. Keep an eye on the spirit.
>>11918We're 8 meteres long and god knows how heavy, do you want her to die?
>>11943We only need to wrap around her shoulders, and we're floating in the water right now so we're not going to weigh her down. We're not going to completely wrap ourselves around her, we're not a boa constrictor.
>>11956Pushing down on her shoulders is gonna weigh down on her a lot
Rolled 80 (1d100)Unfortunately, it seems Zack has recognized the commlink, and springs to action ! With a flick if his wrist, a white hot manifestation of mana appears on his right hand, forming into a blade as he attempts to stab you ! Meanwhile, the spirit below manifests, appearing a a ripple underwater, but not doing anything yet.Roll to dodge !
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>11968
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>11968
>>11982Critical Success!It was not a hunch, not really. You KNEW where he was aiming. All you had to do was to move your body before his.YOU HAVE GAINED THE COMBAT SENSE ADEPT POWER .Alina suddenly headlocks him from behind as his manablade hits nothing but water "That's my snake you jerk!" She yells. However, her attack is quickly interrupted by an otherworldly force pulling her downwards and slipping her grip!> Attack Zack, you can't deal with the water spirit if you get flanked by him> SHIT SHIT SHUT SAVE ALINA
>>11771>>11778>>11813Alright, I double checked through the dumpshock and Catalyst forums, and Shadowrun does use optical computing. But that brings into question if the programs that are currently running are loaded into a separate RAM or if everything is in the CPU's cache. Also if cutting the power (which will happen because everything still runs on electricity and batteries) will leave anything in memory or in the cache.
>>12031>> SHIT SHIT SHUT SAVE ALINA
>>12031> SHIT SHIT SHUT SAVE ALINA
You dive into the water, not giving a damn about that elf as you see Alina being held down by the spirit, struggling to both conserve air and break its grip ! Roll and choose!> All you see is red, that spirit is going down !> Alina is a priority, stop the grapple before she drowns.>.....?
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>12096>>.....?I'm having far too much fun doing these shitty drawings
>>12096Alina is a priority, stop the grapple before she drowns.
>>12096> Alina is a priority, stop the grapple before she drowns.I promise I'm not regular snake changing vote so we can keep the show rolling
>>12096>> All you see is red, that spirit is going down !MURDER TIME
Rolled 88 (1d100)QM was busy, writing now
You swim as fast as you can towards Alina, your mouth opening wide and biting into the arm of the spirit. While it was just a blob of wayer with malicious eyes, your dual nature helps and the spirit screams in pain as it lets the girl go, prioritizing you instead. The situation is tricky. Alina panickedly swims out of your sight to the surface. While you can hold your ground down there for a few minutes, the water spirit is in its home ground and you have no idea what that knife ear is up to. > Way do ?
>>12326Bite the spirit in the face. Fangs out.
Welp, only one poster in 20 min. I think I'm gonna call it a day after 12 hours. Next day same hours lads. And remember .Shoot StraightConserve ammo And never, ever, cut a deal with a dragon !
>>12431Thanks for running!
>>12431Thanks for running, Johnson.
>>12431Or an AI, fucking APEX.Really interested to see where this goes. Thanks for the run.
>>12431Thanks for running, looking forward to more. Also are we venomous?
Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the continuation of Shadowrun quest !Last time, our scaly hero engaged a water spirit underwater to save Alina, his charge. Alina is currently out of our sight, but shes probably on the surface getting her lungs some air. You don't know what Zack is currently doing, but the spirit under his control is in front of you, and really pissed off>What do ?
>>16293try to calm it down
>>16293Kepp attacking the water spirit for now.
Rolled 78, 8 = 86 (2d100)Welp, it's kinda slow so i will go with the reasonable choice.
>>16338That ....thing tries to hurt your charge.It had to go, it was simple as that. You easily avoid one of it's watery tentacles as you stafe to the right, before slightly moving backwards to gain momentum, and delivering another attack with your fangs at the elelemental.Again a scream of pain, but not something else. THe telltale green fluid of your race's natural venom was spreading across the spirit. It looks at you hatefully as it start to move- swim was not a relevant term to what it did-.Perhaps it ran out of services ? Or broke through it's binding ? Or perhaps it's a ploy of it's master ?>Pursue the spirit>Swim back to the surface and look for Alina
>>16447>Swim back to the surface and look for Alina
>>16447>>Swim back to the surface and look for Alina
A bit out o context but until a few more peeps show up, what kind of snek do you want to be ? Naga always resemble some kind of actual snake. I was thinking of pic related.
>>16447>Pursue the spirit
>>16471lemme look up some pictures
>>16471I fancy Albino Snakes
>>16543Usually Naga look like snakes native to their homeland. Considering our backstory we could be anything.
>>16471>Swim back to the surface and look for Alina
>>16447>>16451>>16452You qucickly start to swim back to the surface to see what happened to Alina. Though your underwater sight is not better than that of a human, you can clearly see the girl's form in your vision. Along with Zack's After she resurfaces it seems the girls is panickedly swimmin towards the shore, even underwater you can hear her screaming for help. The elf is closing the distance quickly, his manablade still manifested and making a light shizzle at the water. >Ambush Zack>Fuck this, grab Alina with your tail and get the fuck out of here
>>16667>Ambush ZackI don't really care what snake we look like, as long as we're venomous as hell.
>>16675All nagas are venomousAlso hav scales that mechanichally speaking, are about as tough as an kevlar vest according to SR rules
>>16667>Ambush Zacknobody fucks with the snake's girl
>>16677yes but are we Inland Taipan venomous or are we Garter Snake venomous?
>>16688It's magical venom, meaning the more powerful you are the stroner it gets. THat's why it can affect spirits. Around now a dose from a bite is enough to severely damage a human, or even kill him. Combined with the fact your bite can easily break bones it's pretty gud
>>16698Can our adept powers further empower our venom?
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>16703Unfortunately no, but you can manage in the future to do some tricks with it.Anyway, seems all out attack wins ! Roll 1d100 lads
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>16710higher is better?
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>16710swaggin on em
This is amazing! Loving it!How do you roll BTW?This should be us as well.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>16710
>>16715>>16719Yes, higher is betterYou decide to charge into the traitorous elf, before he gets a chance to hurt your charge more. As you approach, you realize why Alina's moves were so awkward.There is blood in the water.HE. HURT. HER. Anger sweeps through you as you resurface behind the elf and deliver a massive bite to his sides. Zack was caught completely unaware and screams in pain as he tries to jam the manablade on your skull. Your thick scales protect from most of the damage, but you swtill have to disengage the grab, feeling a burning sensation to your head. His skin was also quite hard, some shoirt of spell or genetic modification perhaps. He clutches his side in pain as he looks at you hatefully. "Fucking critters ruining everything" he mutters as he prepares to engage you.>RAAAAAAGE.>Control your anger and play it smart. THis is not a simple opponent, and Alina needs help.
>>16753>>Control your anger and play it smart. THis is not a simple opponent, and Alina needs help.
>>16753>>Control your anger and play it smart. This is not a simple opponent, and Alina needs help.Now their is blood i the water, and venom in his veins. He is dead already, he just doesn't know it yet.
>>16730To roll type "dice+1d100" on the options menu without the quotes
Can I play? Or is it too late to jump in? I am well versed in ShadowRun IRL. No significant need to hold my hand beyond teaching me to play in this format. I've never played any RPG via 4chan before.
>>16757>>16759You try to control your anger as you lock eyes with your enemy, trying to make circles around him. he seems capable in casting spells and using spirits, but then why did he o after Alina ? He could just use another spell to take her out. He also seems to be resistan to your venom, though it's obvious his wound is severe. >Finish him off with another bite>Wait for him to make a move and throw him off balance.>Engaging boa mode, constrict him>He's hurt, poisoned and he knows you have defeated his watery friend, and he's probably not the self sacrfising sort. Try to scare him off.add 1d100 to your choice
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>16791>Engaging boa mode, constrict him
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>16791>>Engaging boa mode, constrict himlets drown him.
>>16795>>16794OH come on.
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>16791>Engaging boa mode, constrict him
>>16791Wouldn't it make more sense to roll after the choice is decided? If all the rolls for a certain choice are really low, everybody would just vote for something else to escape the consequences.
>>16790Don't worry, we are not using RPG rules yet, we perhaps will after this thread ends and everyone is up for some heavier crunch. For now you are gaining adept powers and skill/attr increases through your actions
>>16794>>16795>>16801Dice are not with us today it seems.>>16806He'll just take the first 3 for any action we do.
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>16791>Engaging boa mode, constrict him
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>16806The rolls are not died to a specific decision.Well looks like your good luck has run out, lets see if he can fare better
>>16814>93Let's just hope this won't be too severe...
>>16807Excellent! I tell you what: instead of me actually taking part in this current story, how about I just remain on the bench and lurk so I can learn through observation? Maybe I'll jump in on the NEXT adventure, if I'm still awake. ( it's 430am herein my state. Cool?
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>16822If their is a next adventure. 93 fucking bullshit.
>>16832Where the fuck was this role earlier?
ALL RISE FOR THE HONORABLE SIR HISSINGTON
>>16819>>16832>>16835ORDER!WE WILL HAVE ORDER IN THIS SNEK COURT.
>>16814You quickly dash around the elf in an aim to constrict him, but he is far faster. He makes a jab with his manablade which oyu easily dodge, the water boiling around it. But that only seems to be a distraction for what he was doing with his other arm: A surge of magical energy surrounded it in the form of crackles. "Bye bye snake" he says as he stabs with his left hand. WHile it does not seems to do any obvious harm, you feel wracked in pain, every nerve in that area burning. You start to panckedly wrack while he only smiles and raises his manablade for a clear blow.>You ain't going down this easily. RAAAAGE.>Try to fight the mess that is your neural system and dodge>It might be the nerve strike talking, but you DO feel some weird voice whispering in your head. ...roll a d100 with your post
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>16845>It might be the nerve strike talking, but you DO feel some weird voice whispering in your head. ...Mystery boxes!
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>16845>>It might be the nerve strike talking, but you DO feel some weird voice whispering in your head. ...
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>16845>>It might be the nerve strike talking, but you DO feel some weird voice whispering in your head. ...>>16843I laugh at your laws snek!!!
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>16845>>It might be the nerve strike talking, but you DO feel some weird voice whispering in your head. ...
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>16845>Try to fight the mess that is your neural system and dodge
So... each character is playing the exact same scenario(s) independently, by themselves? Or is it a 'ShadowRunning party' where everyone has the exact same character archetype etc...?
>>16888Think of it as several voices inside the Main character's head where the most voted thing is the thing they do.
>>16888Quests have a bunch of different anons usually playing the same character. What that character does is up to a democratic vote, rolling dice is sometimes involved for certain actions (combat, social, noticing shit etc).
>>16888Have you ever played quests on /tg/ before? It's the same thing, a collective game. We're all the same character.
>>16906>>16908 Gotcha! Thanks you both for the clarification. So is this approach that you've described the way it is for EVERY ShadowRun® adventure thread? Or is there ever adventures with different rules/methods for a group/party of players?
>>16909No I have not, unfortunately. This is the first I've ever seen of this particular type of thread. (And I'm excited to play as soon as I'm comfortable with knowing how!) I've been stuck lurking the cesspool that is /b/ for far too long as of today.
>>16934Usually the players control a single character, some QMs allow the players to direct the PC's allies in combat. Perspective switches can also happen if the QM feels like it (playing a different character for a while)
While hearing whispers inyour head when you are about to get hit by a manablade, you do just that. For a fraction of a moment, you try and focus to the whisper in your mind. And then everything goes white for a second.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD7mt8F4YiwYour perception switch to a very different place, you seem to be at a staircase on the base of a small grassy hill, leading to a small building on the top.In front of you stands an old, smiling woman of Asian origins judging her face, with a soft smile."I am sure you have many questions, young one. But now is not the time." She says with a stern tone " You have selflessly dived into battle to protect the only family you have, and you have displayed control of your rage for her sake. You show promise...potential. So i ask you, you who crawl in the ground, what do you do in situations like this, where you are faced with odds insurmantable, your are at severed disadvantage, and your chances of survival are near to none ?" You are really, really confused .>Issss that even a question ? I fight until the end. It's what i was made for>There is no such thing as insurmountable odds . No matter what, there is always a way. If there is no path i tear one myself. >Every enemy has weaknesses. You can always turn his advantages against him.>I retreat, there is no use to die for nothing. There shall be a furute opportunity to defeat him >I don't care for your mystical bulldrek ! Take me back to where i was so i can kill that knife ear before he kills my firend !
>>17020>>There is no such thing as insurmountable odds . No matter what, there is always a way. If there is no path i tear one myself
>>16934I haven't looked at the other Shadowrun quests. But the majority of quests use home brewed settings and rules. If a quest is based on a TTRPG like Shadowrun or DnD or a warhammer 40k thing they tend to use slightly modified rules.>>17020>There is no such thing as insurmountable odds . No matter what, there is always a way. If there is no path i tear one myself. This is that old lady isn't it, miss shizu.
>>17020>>Every enemy has weaknesses. You can always turn his advantages against him.
>>17020>There is no such thing as insurmountable odds . No matter what, there is always a way. If there is no path i tear one myself. I am Sir Hissington! Warrior-Serpent of the Asiatic! Mine are the fangs that will pierce the Heavens!
>>17020>There is no such thing as insurmountable odds . No matter what, there is always a way. If there is no path i tear one myself.
>>17030>>17031>>17039>>17039You reply with utter calmness to the strange lady. "THere is no such thing as insurmountable odds to me. THere is always a way. If there is no obvious way, i shall make one myself."The old lady laughs softly. "You sound like a man i used to know. No matter, it seems your path has been made clear. You have been chosen, Scion."A swirl of green lights surround you as your eardrums pop, and darkness falls again to your sight...YOU HAVE GAINED A MENTOR SPIRIT (DRAGONSLAYER)YOUR REACTION AND WILLPOWER HAVE INCREASEDYOU HAVE GAINED THE CRITICAL STRIKE AND IMROVED ACCURACY ADEPT POWERS You return to the material realm, the manablade f the elf descendin. Yet, something has changed...you no longer feel pain. In fact, you feel bursting with energy from every pore of your being ! You move backwards and easy avoid the blow, with Zack's eye growing wide. "....THe fuck ?">Time to finish this. Another bite will do>Tail slap him and knock him out, you have better things to do>Try to talk him off, he must be pretty damn scared by now1d100 as usual
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>17156>Time to finish this. Another bite will doDeath is your judgement!
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>17156>Time to finish this. Another bite will doc'mon dice.
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>17156>Tail slap him and knock him out, you have better things to do
Rolled 6 (1d100)Lets see if the elf's luck keeps up
>>17156>Tail slap him and knock him out, you have better things to do
Rolled 1 (1d2)Lets break the tie 1 attack 2 ko
>>17227Looks like he dead
>>17196>>17227HAHAHA..haha....ha, poor mistress, she liked the pointy eared git.
You dive towards his neck with speed unnatural for your frame, and too fast for him. After some helpless trashing the poison did its work and its all over.You look towards the resort after zack's body sinks, and your eyes widen. Many buildings are on fire, and the sound of gunfire with the occasional scream fill the air. Alina awkwardly swims towards you, a deep gush on her left hip, probably from the manablade. She seems to panicked to utter coherent phrases, but her hugs and sobs pass the message quite well.> Get her out of here, the resort is too dangerous.> Get her to the resort, she needs medical attention.Feel free to say anything to her.
>>17286> Get her out of here, the resort is too dangerous."You know when I woke up thissssss morning all I wanted to do wassssss get sssssssomething to eat. But I'll explain the ressssssst later we need to get away from here and get you bandaged up. Alsssssso I'm sssssssorry."
>>17286> Get her out of here, the resort is too dangerous."Never trust an elf"
>>17286>Get her out of here, the resort is too dangerous.Everything issss going to be fine
>>17286Get out of thereAlso>snek will alwaysssss protect yousss alina>damn elvessss
>>17286>Get her out of here, the resort is too dangerous.Pinkssskinsss are dangerousss
" Don't worry, everything issssss going to be alright" You say to her reassuringly, gently licking her nose "Ill protect you". "Just get me out of here..." She whispers softly "I just need to lie down and take a few breaths before I figure out what to do""Hmm...."> You heard about an semi-underwater cave in the deeper parts of the cove. It would be the safest, but you don't know if it's reachable without gear.> There is a derelict lighthouse on on the edge of the cove. But maybe it would be tough for Alina climbing the rocks with a wounded leg> The residentials of the resort's help should be inland. Reaching them could be tricky> You see a luxurious boat in the distance. It would mean going past the shark net though.
>>17424>> You heard about an semi-underwater cave in the deeper parts of the cove. It would be the safest, but you don't know if it's reachable without gear.either this or this> There is a derelict lighthouse on on the edge of the cove. But maybe it would be tough for Alina climbing the rocks with a wounded legcan't decide.
>>17424> There is a derelict lighthouse on on the edge of the cove. But maybe it would be tough for Alina climbing the rocks with a wounded legThis, maybe will be hard for her but im a snek so I can help her to climb the rocks
>>17424>There is a derelict lighthouse on on the edge of the cove. But maybe it would be tough for Alina climbing the rocks with a wounded leg
Rolled 7 (1d100)"What about the lighthoussse on the edge ?" You ask, pointing to the Rocky cliff at the end of the cove, to an old cylindrical white building with dusty windows on the top."I...I don't know if I can do this..." Alina whimpers, grabbing her wounded leg."Don't worry, I can help you. Its just half a dozen metersssss after all" you say reassuringly, helping her swim towards the cliff.The pinky one firmly grabs one of the protruding rock, grunting as she pulls herself upwards. She then places her good leg to another ledge, then painfully lifting he wounded one there. Its much easier for you, having been used to climbing trees, something far harder.Rolling for Alina
>>17574Uh oh....roll 1d100 for me lads
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>17581
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>17581
>>17584You are halfway there, when suddenly Alina's hurt leg slips and his with force on a previous ledge ! There is a sickening crack as her hip bends in a strange way and starts screaming, losing her grip.Thankfully you manage to wrap your tail around her before she falls, putting all your strength to pull her up to the lighthouse. She's evidently in great hurt, crying and sniffling as she lies against the wall of the derelict building. "Why...why all this is happening to us ?" She whimpers again "I almost got drowned, stabbed and now probably a dragging dislocated my arm, and I'd probably be dead if it wasn't for you...drek...I don't know what am I supposed to do...">Wat do ?
>>17626Coil around her give her a hug. Try to help her as best we can.
>>17626Wrap around her in what resembles a hug"Jussst calm down and relax i'll protect you"
You affectionately crawl over her body, carefully coiling around her upper body to not hurt her leg. "Alina, focus, deep breaths. You are alive, and I won't make any more harm comes to you. Promise".She smiles softly, and pulls your head close with her hands, nuzzling your snout. "Thank you. Its... Its a lot of drek to process, can't believe that bastard was sent to kill me. We should just calm downand wait for the HTRT to arrive. A corporate resort will have some short of defense force close by. Just...don't leave my side okay. The fact that I have a badass talking snake is a buffer between all this insanity"> Try to break the lighthouse's door and drag Alina in.> Try to set in Alina's bone > Sneak into the resort and figure out what's going on.
>>17716>Try to break the lighthouse's door and drag Alina in.Might as well try
>>17716>Try to break the lighthouse's door and drag Alina in.
>>17716> Try to break the lighthouse's door and drag Alina in.Find somewhere warm/sheltered for the poor girl.
>>17738Glorious. Roll for it lads
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>17746
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>17738
>>17738Rolling for the exact situation depicted. dice+1d100
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>17778Oops, wrong field... Plz no bully.
>>17746>>17756>>17766>>17784Welp, looks like we're braining ourself on the door... Should have checked the lock/looked for a key first...
Rolled 77 (1d100)
You approach the wooden door. From the sign at the side it seems the building is a tourist attraction of shorts, so something useful must be inside. The firstash of your tail barely damaged the door, but a strong headbutt shatters it easily. Though there is a ringing on your ears and some headache, you are mostly alright. After clearing the entrance, it seems most of the interior consists of displays of the lighthouse's amenities. Thankfully one of that seems to be an old bed. You careful drag the girl inside after revealing her your findings, and the manages to crawl on top of it, making a cocoon of the dusty fur blanket. "T-thanks " she mutters as she dryers you off as well, trying to smile "All this is damn crazy, but I'm glad you are here". She looks outside with worry. The din of battle seems to have subsided , but the fires are still burning. > Suggest any plans to Alina
Ask if she has any means of contacting her father.
>>17862Look for a medkit and >>17878
>>17862>>17878Show her Zack's commlink, show her the evidence, and ask her if she has any means to contact her father (suggest using Zack's com).
>>17862Make sure she's warm and not getting a cold.
"Do you have any meanssss of contacting your father ? " You ask softly, looking with worry on her leg ."If I had a commlink, sure" She says "I got the commcodes of my dad, most of his security persnel, and the like. I also have a biomonitor installed on my back lobex so probably the whole Firewatch division knows I'm in danger. My actual dad is in space right now though, so I dunno if he can do much. But I'm one hundred percent sure help is on the way"You nod as you start looking around for something to help her. Thankfully you find a first aid box somewhere, corps don't take emergencies lightly. While you do not really know human first aid, Alina seems more knowledgeable. "This...this is a savior medkit ! Its top tier technology, nothing than the best for corporate born I suppose. She pulls a syringe from inside with a silvery liquid as she injects her leg. "Nanomachines,basically really tiny drones. These ones are programmed to repair internal damage." The wound in her legs begins to knit itself "The dislocated leg is gonna take some time though">17905You list the commlink during the fight> Snuggle with Alina and wait for help> Go scouting to the silent resourt > Other
Wait for help.
>>18008Hide near the entrance and wait for help
Tell Alina about the drone and commlink, explain how you knew to go after Zack. If nothing else she should check her house for more drones/spyware.Stay in the room with Alina, but search it. Look for weapons/aid/other. Wait for help.
>>18046>>18062>>18058You start looking over the attraction for anything of use. Most of the building has vintage machinery or art, but you do find an emergency communication chamber. You cannot operate it, so you wait for Alina's leg to heal. To pass the time, you tell her of how you started to suspect Zack. She sighs and continues how she came to meet him. They got acquianted in a fundraiser gala on Boston, and claimed to be an actor she adored. "Bet he used magic, I still can't believe how I fell for it" she finishes, sobbing lightly. After you calm her down through a snuggling session, the nanomachines start to do their work and she could limb towards the emergency fall..After a quick speech with a trembling voice, a beaming smile is on her face. "Help is coming ! They have dealt with the rest of them and they'll send a team soon ! Finally all this drek is over !"She tearfully hugs you and pets your underbelly, almost stumbling on the stairs.You leave her alone to calm down and rest, while you decide to take a peek outside . Sure, you see multiple figures move towards the lighthouse. But why would a rescue team be armed to the teeth ? Frag. Why can't anything be easy ?> What do ?
>>18181We're probably not capable of taking out a heavily armed team yet... Better tell Alina, update the rescue team (if it can be done quickly) and find somewhere Fri hide...
>>18261I am just passing by and will pass out shortly, but perhaps we can hang off of something with our charge? All out of sight like?That might be a really bad idea, though. I don't know if we can easily hang off of something while also holding a girl of indeterminate wieght without falling off an entire lighthouse.
>>18325I actually like this idea a lot, assuming our strength/Alina's weight makes it possible.
>>18181Find somewhere to hide.
Rolled 65 (1d100)Seems that hiding with Alina wins. Roll for solid snake people
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>18379I hope you don't mind me jumping in late.
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>18379
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>18379Rollan'
So, uhWe should also probably put a bandage or something on alice's wound.Or, specifically, tell her to do that. Since we have no hands.Assuming we have time for it.
You silently motion to Alina, pointing at the men. While the men wear the suits of Ares, it is very suspicious for them to come fully armed. You quickly exit from the building's backdoor, that only had a simple doorstopper, and closed it silently. Soon, you hear footsteps and the front door opening. Along with voices"Sir she's not here, though the space looks to have been recently occupied""Couldn't have gone that far after she called us. Secure a perimeter, mission is still search and terminate"Ally gasps at the last one, but thankfully it's not heard.> Jump in the sea> Try to ambush the team> Stay hidden until they leave
>>18449I think the nanomachine medkit sorted it out?
>>18457Ask Alina if she feels capable of swimming (with our help). Would we be able to skim on the surface like earlier if we're holding on to her?
>>18460I missed that part.>>18457> Stay hidden until they leaveThey never look up.As long as we don't drip anything like blood, they're not going to look up.
>>18469actually, maybe traceless walk if we can carry a person with us. That's a fair idea.Otherwise, I say just hide until the heat has passed.
>>18469>>18476If she was a master acrobat capable of not touching the water or the ground while onto you , sure, you could carry her while using that power.
>>18494so... no then.I go back to my original hope that nobody ever looks up.
Rolled 81, 2 = 83 (2d100)Ledge snek it is then. Rolling for Alina and the guard, you roll for sneaky snekk.
>>18494Yeah, I thought it was a bit optimistic... Voting with >>18496 then. Also, thanks OP, this thread single-handedly persuaded me that /qst/ is worthwhile. I fragging love me some Shadowrun.
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>18527Damn, we'd better roll well lads...
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>18527This could get messy if it's a bad roll.
>>18541>>18558I don't think we have to worry (?)given how I read things, our girl rolled great, the guard rolled shit, and we rolled great.
>>18567>>18527Ah so those are two separate rolls by OP. I misinterpreted it as a 2d100 roll for a decision or something. Looks like we're good, boys.
>>18541Sneaky as fuck.
You nudge Alina to hold over you, as you climb into the lighthouse, hanging onto a ledge.Alina manages to be adequate, nice to know her rhythmic gymnastic class paid off. "Guys ! One of the dead exec has a huge booze stash in his room ! I got a call from Dave !'' "Oh man, I bet its full of those French bottles that costore than a house !""Well, she's probably dead anyway, how about we tell them she jumped and get drek worth ten times our pay ?""Im in !""Call dibs on the champagne !"You hear the same number of feet exiting the building> What do ?
>>18698once they're good and gone, get back into a non-hanging position and lay low for an hour or so while keeping watch.HTR has gotta show up sooner or later.Also, I think I'm crashing, so back to you, other posters.
No use hanging there climb back in. Your girl needs to heal.
>>18698Back in the lighthouse. Also maybe panic because those were the guys she called earlier
>>18741We don't know that the HTR aren't compromised, to go up against the head of a megacorp am kind of people must be in the payroll... Make sure they're good and gone, then climb up with Alina and get back indoors. Discuss our options, as well as the conversation we overheard.
You gently help Alina climb down. She seems mostly silent, deep in thought. "Issss somthing bothering you ?" You ask , concerned "Do not worry, ass you ssaid, help iss coming ssoon" "Im... I'm not so sure about that" She says, forrowing her brow "I call for help and suddenly a hit squad appears where I relayed my position. A spirit was stalking me and none of the magical security notices. None of our security spiders reports drones in my room. Only way they could pull this off...is if it was an inside job"So many new terms. "But...why would your father's own company targets you ?" You ask confused. "I don't know, but I think I know where to find answers" She says, pointing at the yaught in the distance "This one came today, and at this point I'm far too paranoid to believe it was a coincidence. Worst case scenario we got an escape plan"> What do you say ?
>>18855Ask her for more details/exactly what she has in mind. Ask her if there's any convenient way to get rid of her tracking device.
Tell her it's her choice and that you will accompany her.
>>18918>>18893seconding both of these
"What odds your plan exactly ?" You ask, raising a scaly equivalents of an eyebrow."Well, i'm sure that that boat holds the ones in charge of the whole operation. Either they are distracted from relaying data on the guys in the shore, or on the field themselves. Former means we can ambush them, latter that they are not even there, so we can find files and the like. So we go in there and figure what to do" she says with determination."Thisss ssounds dangerousss.... Are you sure you want to risk it ? I do not know of your combat capabilitiesss. And there iss the issue with your monitor""The monitor only broadcasts when I'm in critical condition, don't worry about it. And I did three years martial arts, only reason I was so fragged back there us because I panicked. But now ? Well, if I'm a target, it also means my father is". Can't afford to be a scared lil girl any longer".You furrow your brows at this. It seems like a complete personality switch. You worry about her mental stability. "Very well...I ssshall join in thissss endeavor. You are my friend after all"Alina shakes a bit, hugging you softly, with the tenderness you are used to. "Thank you. You are so better than a pony"
>>19033> Any suggestions/things to say at Alina ?
Nah let's do this. First loot the lighthous though.
>>19044Ask specifically about Alina's combat abilities. She says she knows martial arts but I don't think that's going to cut it unless she means armed martial arts. If she requires a weapon we look for one first before heading to the yacht.
>>19122"Firsst Thingsss first...what martial artsss are you adept at... ? ""Dad got the best for me. A retired Wildcat agent and an adept he borrowed from Wuxing. Pretty much if it has a sharp side I can use it, or unarmed. Also can fire guns, but dont expect me to be a marksman" She says, with a hint of pride."I never knew you had sssuch a side" you say, surprised."To be honest I... I did not want you to beassociated with that side of me." She says, her tone shifting to embarrassment. "Sorry if you are mad by I just...you were my getaway from all this drek. "You blink, then lightly bonk her head with your tail. "That was sssilly of you, but of course I am not mad. I am glad you can be more honessst with me"Alina laughs, and scratches your head. "Anyway, we ssshould look for a weapon for you""What kind if lighthouse has a gun ? And I doubt it would survive in the water. And I don't think we can risk going on the resort" Alina asks, confused."Perhapssss a knife or othe ssssuch weaponsss ?" You suggest."Hmmm...there is a scalpel in the medkit" She quickly retrieves it from the box on her side. The blade is barely larger than one of your scales, but it does seem very sharp.> Anything else before you go ?
>>19216Can't think of anything. Go time
>>19216Ask Alina to use the scalpel to cut a long length from the blanket. Use the length of blanket to wrap around the medkit and have her tie the medkit over her shoulder and across her back. Then we can go.
>>19244This, plus discuss our boarding plan. We probably want to be sneaky.
>>19244sounds good, also seconded
You suggest that Alina takes the medkit with her, which she gladly does under your instructions. You carefully start to descend the rocks towards the sea. The girl's leg has mostly healed thanks to the nanites, being far more comfortable in descending. Truly you were a bit sad she did not reveal some parts of her life, you are glad there are some things you can share. You easily move past the shark net. Its more about keeping the swimmers in than the sharks out. It is almost sunfall when you reach the yacht. Its not that big, but it seems very luxurious .You magical sight reveals three auras in the ship.>Sneak into the yatch> Create a distraction to draw out the lifesigns>Try to sabotage the boat.
>>19368> Create a distraction to draw out the lifesigns
>>19368>Try to sabotage the boat
>>19368>> Create a distraction to draw out the lifesigns
>>19381>>19401>Wasting the element of surprise
Rolled 64 (1d100)Distraction seems to have worked.Definitely not ominous roll !
>>19368Sneak in, we still need info.Don't sabotage gents, this is still our escape plan.
Rolled 2 (1d2)Tie in it seems. Roll a 1d100 either case.
>>19482If it's not too late i vote sneak in as well
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>19482
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>19482
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>19482
>>19482Oh, sneak it is then hope next two rolls are better
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>19482Roll to sneak in?
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>19482
You start to climb towards the ladder of the yaught, Alina soon to follow. But you make a metal bucket fall in your ascension, alerting the residents ? You hear a "What the frag" as two pairs of feet ascend towards your position. A middle aged man cones outside, having a semi automatic on his hand.> ATTAAAAACK> He's very visible confused. Attempt to use it at your advantage and fool him> Jump back into the seaInclude a roll as usual
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>19568> ATTAAAAACK
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>19568>> He's very visible confused. Attempt to use it at your advantage and fool him
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>19568Attack
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>19568Attack!
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>19568
Rolled 91 (1d100)Your luck has gone better ! Let's see if the decker's luck is better.
You dive in to bite down the sudden arrival, but as he backs down to dodge, he trips on the stais and falls clear off your reach."Jax, what is going up there ?!" "SNAKE !" He yells"What ?""THERE IS A FRAGGING GIANT SNAKE UP HERE!""Yeah right, it's the novacoke talking again. Call me up for a REAL emergency next time""Pl-please" The man says , lifting his trembling hand up "I haven't hacked everything yet...d-don't kill me mister....big snake thing ?">What you do ?
Ill take a break fir an hour or so, FYI
>>19759Interrogate the bugger! Quickly and quietly.
>>19759Take his sub-machine gun. (Snake-like)Give to Ali as her main weapon. (Snake-like)
>>19799>>19853Seconding both of these. With emphasis on the (Snake-like)
>>19782Well deserved dude, you've been a great QM.
>>20048Nice pic mate, i love it, especially the hairstyle. >>19799>>19853You grab the man with your tail while locking eyes with him. "Drop your weapon and you'll live" you says in the most menacing tone you can manage "And don't make any sssound"The man seems to surrender to his fate, dropping his gun. Alina -who had climbed by now- grabs the gun "Great, Uzi IV, a piece of drek but it will do" she says as she inspects the weapon.You silently drag the man above deck. "W-what do you want to know ? Just don't eat me, i ain't getting paid enough anyway"
>>20201>Ask the poor ma any questions you want
>>20218Who paid you?
>>20231>>20218What is your purpose?
>>20218Whos their man inside the corporation, who hired them. Why is it so important that alina dies?
>>20218Who else is in the ship? Where are your orders, plans, important data? If you lie we break your limbs and do you over the edge. Say it snekily.
>>20231>>20350>>20395>>20445Sorry for the delay, long haul failed me>Who paid you ? "Funny story that actually....i...uuuhhh...we were paid by an Ares Johnson to kill some high profile targets that were suspected to be head cases or some crazy drek like that" >What is your purpose" I heh, i'm what you call a decker. I hack stuff, that's basically it. But i hack stuff really well !">Who's the man inside the corporation. "How am i supposed to know ? That's our guy Zack dealing with this shit. He's the only one relatively sociable from our team so he's the talker. Funny story that actually , we can't find him.">Why does Alina needs to die ?"Who is- oooooh. Well, she's one of the marks. She's probably a AI controlled nutcase and all. Sad business, but someone's gotta do it.">Who else is in the ship ?"Well there is our rigger Baxter, he has drones and drek like that. That's the guy that yelled by the way. Then there's this weird guy named Graham or something. He's our connection with the Johnson and relays this whole gig. "Alina is fuming at the entire coversation, quite angry at how chill the guy sounds about killing her and other people.>Kill him, he's no longer of use. >Knock him out, he's an important witness>He's being lied to, convince him he's working for the wrong cause
>>21198>>Kill him, he's no longer of use."I know where Zack issssss.""Really.""Yessssss bite."
>>21198>Knock him out, he's an important witness
>>21198>>Knock him out, he's an important witness
>>21198>He's being lied to, convince him he's working for the wrong causeCome on guys, have a heart, he's just some poor 'runner with a crappy lying boss!
>>21279At least tell him the truth and see how he reacts before we decide his fate?
>>21233>>21231"That would be enough. Thanksss..." You says as you release him from your grip. "Really, i'm free to go ?" Jax asks hopefully "No" YOu reply, slapping him with your tail and knocking him out cold. Alina retrieves some rope to tie him up. She seems to be unnervingly okay with all this, while hours before she was sobbing at your side. "What was thiss headcase he wass talking about ?"Alina shrugs `"Not hear much about htem, apparently they are AIs that infect nanites and the like, then somehow get in contact with people and overwrite their personalities. Pretty creepy, but i'm definitely not one of them. Probably some short of internal witch hunt, or their boss was straight up lying to them. Anyway, how do you plan to deal with them downstairs ?">We go all in and surprise them>Try to draw one of them onboard and deal with him.>Stealthy approach, try to descend downstairs and see what these two are up to.
>>21340>>Stealthy approach, try to descend downstairs and see what these two are up to.
>>21340>>Stealthy approach, try to descend downstairs and see what these two are up to.Ai,infecting nanites..............god fucking dammit.
Rolled 79, 71 = 150 (2d100)Stealthy Snek !Roll for it lads
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>21405
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>21405
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>21405
>>21423>>21498>>21485YOUR AGILITY HAS INCREASEDYOU HAVE MADE PROGRESS TOWARDS THE INVISIBLE WAY.You approach them as silenty as a crawling serpent can, barely even making any sound. Alina follows close after, hands of Jax's weapon. Downstairs the normal housing seems to have been remade to a large command lounge. A fine man in a suit is watching a large ARO screen with multiple cameras, talking on the phone on a language you don't recognize. On the other side, after a messy bed, some short of weird tent, the aura around it makes you recognize it a lodge. There is an area walled off with glass that seems to be a workshop of shorts, with a greasy ork tinkering on a drone chassis, humming gently. Multiple drones fly around him>Take them out fast before they notice you.>You need them alive, try to approach them and knock them down>Perhaps if you cause an emergency in the ship's vital parts it would throw them into disarray and give you an advantage.>
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>21610>>Take them out fast before they notice you.
>>21485I can't even fathom how one could be that sneaky...
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>21610>You need them alive, try to approach them and knock them downIf at all possible, if not then murder ho!Rolling because why not
>>21610>Take them out fast before they notice you.Suprise Snake!
>>21610>>Perhaps if you cause an emergency in the ship's vital parts it would throw them into disarray and give you an advantage.
>>21643I will now assist my dice with their sudoku
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>21610Take suit guy hostage and talk the others down, scalpel to his jugular.
someone make a third roll plz
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>21673
Rolled 15, 16, 61 = 92 (3d100)>>21668Thanks anon ! Rolling for Alina, Suit guy and Baxter
>>21681>>21668>>21643>>21621I think we used up all our luck.
You look at Aline, and point at the ork. Alina nods, raising ger gun and taking aim. You dive from behind the man with the suit, that did not even register your presence before you bit hit leg. His suit seems to made made to have an armor of shorts, but that is little important for you jaws. He screams his pain as his left knee is bent sideways from your momentum, struggling to draw a sidearm and shooh you.The girl opens fire to the residence of the technician, but he manages to duck before lead flls the air. His floating roto-drones stop circling him and spread around the room, spreading a hail of bullets from small gun emplacements in their frames !>Dodge and try to destroy a drone.>Bodyguard mode. Protect Alina>Use the suit guy as a shield against gunfire
>>21794>>Bodyguard mode. Protect Alina
>>21794>>Use the suit guy as a shield against gunfire
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>21794>>Bodyguard mode. Protect Alina
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>21794I think we all know our char would prioritise protecting the hell out of Alina. Throw the suit guy at the technician and save her ass!I might fall asleep before the next rolls, but I'll be back for this thread/its sequel when I wake up. Keep it alive chummers
I'm sorry guys, but this is probably going to be the last update for today. Not sure if the thread will still be up tomorrow, but i'll amke a new one if it's not.Next time on SRQ: Conspiracies !Boats !CFD !Waifus !It's a pirate's life for me ?Hope you had fun.
>>21886thanks for the run.
>>21886Thanks, had a blast!
>>21886Thanks for running!
>>21886Haven't participated but wanted to let you know this is a really good quest. Would have thought snek quest would be crap in shadowrun but instead you made it really engaging. Might be a player in the future, but basically good job!
Rolled 78, 26, 90 = 194 (3d100)I have returned ! Lets see how other people roll.
>>27351Perfect timing. Am I correct in assuming that those rolls are Alina, Suit guy and Ork dekker respectively?
>>27351>>27362alright, nice, shit.
You quickly let the caucasian man wearing a suit be, as you see the four roto-drones target your friend !You coil like a spring before launching yourself in the air, getting between the unarmoured girl and the gunfire.Most of the bullets barely graze you thanks to your tough scales, but two pierce through and severely wound you. Thankfully no vertebrae is damaged, but there is no exit wound. Alina gasps as she returned fire to the drones and took cover behind the corner. A drone get hit in the vulnerable optical systems and fall to the ground. "Who the frag are you people ?!" The ork says angrily.>Retreat to the upper reaches of the ship[>Try to reach the drone controller by dodging the gunfire>Attempt to reason with the ork. Use the unconscious man abode as a bargaining chipRoll a d100 in any case
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>27394>Attempt to reason with the ork. Use the unconscious man abode as a bargaining chip
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>27394>>Attempt to reason with the ork. Use the unconscious man abode as a bargaining chip
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>27394>Try to reach the drone controller by dodging the gunfire
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>27394>Attempt to reason with the ork. Use the unconscious man abode as a bargaining chip
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>27394>Attempt to reason with the ork. Use the unconscious man abode as a bargaining chipI get the feeling suit guy is the talk baddie here...
You fight back the pain as you join Alina withing safe cover. "Metahuman...your hirer hasss lied to you." You hiss "Plusss, we have your friend captive . I doubt thisss man caress at all about the welfare of your teamatesss"YOUR CHARISMA HAS INCREASED. YOU HAVE PROGRESSED TOWARDS THE SPEAKER ADEPT WAY"Wait what ? You got Jax ?! " The ork says, with a hint of worry "If you think even for a second geeking him i sweat that-""Focus on your mission !" The other one says with a thick german accent "i'm calling for backup, do not let the foe dissuade you !" "Go fuck yourself with a chainsaw Graham !" The ork swears " I was hired to provide backup to a headcase cleaning op, not to fight giant snakes that threaten to kill my friends !""I'm not a fragging headcase alright ?!" Alina yells while reloading "This is just a lie to take out corpmen ! Look fragging around with your drones ! See if any of the people you just killed have even a hint of nanites in their bodies !""Agent Baxter don't let her lie-" THe man begins to say, but stops as all the three remaining roto-drones take aim at him."No, you shut up you fragging liar ! You set my team up, one is still on shore doing drek knows what and another is missing for hours and now one is hostage. I ain't getting paid enough for this !" >Attempt to interrogate Graham (specify questions)>Force him to cancel the backup request >Attack the ork while he's distracted. THe enemy of my enemy...is still my enemy ! Besides he would have killed Alina in normal circumstances>Other.
>>27489>>Attempt to interrogate Graham (specify questions)"WHO ARE YOU WORKING FOR"Also kinda mention to the ork that Alina does have nanites in her body because she was forced to use a nanite healing kit, because of the elf trying to kill her. Also does anyone else think that Alina,kinda, maybe, might be infected with the thing that these guys are here for?
>>27502Oh i wouldn't know. The most common feature of CFD is that the victim blacks out in stressful situations and the AI personality takes command, which seems to be completely different than the original one.
>>27489>>Force him to cancel the backup requestTell your backup that the sssssituation isss under control
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>27489>Force him to cancel the backup request
>>27489>Force him to cancel the backup request
>>27515Seconding. We can ask questions once we're not worried about being swarmed by more hostiles.
Laptop is running out of baterry. Will see if i can post from phone
>>27489Cancel backupafter that>WHERE IS YOUR LEADER!? WHERE IS HE!? TELL ME!! THEN YOU HAVE MY PERMISSION TO DIE!!!
Im loving this guys just read the whole thread Snek quest is greatJoining: force to cancel back up request
>>27489>force them to cancel backup>lie: killteam sent to lighthousssse had orderssss to kill the assassins, too. The man intendssss to cover up everything which isss why Zack is dead in the oceannn.
Just recapping some snek thoughts:>In Zack's communications with Jax (the guy we tied up) he mentioned not being convinced that this was for Alina's own good. This could be pointed out.>The lighthouse killteam were thugs, they were not only sent to kill an injured girl, but left to loot some other target's house. Ask if these are the people that Jax and the Baxter want to associate with?- Graham has clearly been using Jax, Baxter, Zack. If we focus all hostility on Graham and paint him as the bastard he is, I suspect the others won't be that eager to spring to his defence. [They might even help us ask the right questions]>Probably best not to reveal how hard we snekked Zack while the situation is so volatile.On the other hand:>Alina does have this whole split personality in this stressful situation.>This could plausibly be caused by nanites... Or not.>But hell, even if it is, she's OUR pinkskin, and how is a bullet to the brain the best way to resolve this possible nanite infection anyway?
>>27934I still vote batman bane interrogation
>>27939But what if he's got a lotta loyalty or a hired gun?
>>27954point hostility towards graham and then commence batmanvsbane.exe
>>27961Yeah, why not? I'm also voting to point hostility towards Graham, and aggressively/intimidatingly interrogate him. Was getting caught part of his plan?
I have returned ! "Cancel backup now, if you want to live" You hiss menacingly at Graham, peeking out of your cover"What...what this guy said" Baxter says, as he glares at you, it is obvious he does not yet trust you, but for now his anger is focused towards Graham. The man seems to ponder for a bit, and just laughs. "You are gonna kill me anyway, why should i stop my only chance of- AAAAH !" A drone shoots as his already broken knee. "Cancel it or the next one will be at your babymakers !" THe ork shoutsGraham gulps, then hits a button at his commlink, trying to hide the pain from his voice. "Team Alpha, cease operation, the problem has been...neutralized" He hangs up the commlink, and throws it on the ground "THere, happy tusker ?""Now look" Baxter says to you "It's clear both of us have reasons to be mad at this drekhead. But moments ago i shot you and your girl tried to shoot me. How about you release my friend and figure out what the frag we gonna do ?""Why should we trust you ?" Alina asks "The fact we had your friend was the one reasons you stopped shooting at us. Whats stops you from killing us once well are out of leverage ?"Baxter shrugs. "Well, we both have reasons not to trust each other. If you noticed, i just shot my employer. All i want at this point is get some answers and salvage any profit my team can get before getting the frag out of here ">What do you say/do ?
>>28187Plan 9 you are not allowed to post on this thread
>>28159Bring Jax in and untie him. He didn't seem particularly eager to do us any harm. Tie up Graham first though. Make proper introductions with Baxter and Jax (if he's conscious yet) to ease tensions, and suggest that we both try and get the truth out of Graham.>>28187Literally what? This is a thread about a snek.
>>28159>>28293seconded>bring Jax in to his ork friend make sure Graham wont be a problem then ask exactly what they are doing here
>>28293>>28306"Very well" You nod "Alina, bring in the captive, we ssshall ssee what misster Graham wass planning then"Alina slightly scowls at you, but she nods as she goes upstairA In the meantime, you instruct Baxter to tie up the wounded man and remove any devices he had. He quickly agrees and removes a shock glove from his right hand, what seems to be a jammer and the taser he drew before."I sssuposse you mussst be Baxter" You say after that wass done "Thank you for your undersstanding.""Eh, this situation is pretty damn insane anyways "He shrugs "What's your name anyway ?" >QM has realized he hasn't named the naga or put a vote about it, might as well make it now !
>>28399casting my vote for Balthazar
>>28414Balthazar first of his name king of sneks
>>28399Man, char naming is such a big choice... I quite like Akurra (after an aboriginal snake deity). Thoughts?But I imagine Mr. Snek will be happy with whatever he's been named (presumably by Alina?).>>28414 isn't a bad shout either.
>>28399Also, any chance we can find some way to jam that shock glove over the end of our tail, so we have another attack option? If not, I guess give it to Alina, seeing as she has her martial arts skills.
>>28496Alina's original name before she realized you were sentient was Frazzles. But she might have changed it under your wish>>28560And unfotunately the shock glove is not sueable without opposable thumbs. Alina can use it though
>>28604Nah keep Frazzles. I like it.
>>28604Never mind, I'm sure Alina and her opposable thumbs can make use of it.I'm voting in favour of keeping Frazzles as our nickname for Alina/close friends, and giving ourself a new, """"cool"""" name for dealing with new people, a la Balthazar/Akurra/whatever popular consensus chooses.
Two votes for Keeping Frazzles, three for Balthazar. Anoyone minding if i bridge the two with >>28674's sugestion ?
>>28801voting to keep both
>>28801On a side note QM are you making this up as we go along or did you have a plot in place before you started
>>28801voting for thatbalthazar could be our chummer name or something
>>28836Clver bugger must have had at least some points in mind, seeing as Zach was talking to Jax about killing Alina, and discussing whether it was for her own good (which made no sense to us at the time, but has since revealed to be nanite related). Makes you wonder which past events are going to come back and haunt us... Angry vengeful water spirit anyone?
>>28899Not gunna be fun trying to explain that pretty Elf boy had to go
>>28929I guess when the time comes we tell them that he'd stabbed both Bal and Alina, so we were too busy with self-defence to ask if he was fully aware of the situation, or if he had considered that his boss might be using him... But welp, we'll just have to hope for a high charisma roll when it comes up.
You consider telling him our name, but for some reason you decide not to. Pride ? Or embarassment at the "cute" name Alina gave to you ? You don't know"My name isss Balthazar" YOu says after some thought. "Pretty damn fancy" Baxter says with a smile as he finished the knot on Graham. In the meantime, Alina is carrying the semi-conscious Jax downstairs. "What the fraaaag...." he mumbles as he stumbles on the last step as if he was drunk. Seems you hit him pretty damn hard. "Jax ! " The ork exclaims and rushes towards the old hacker "You have been better, but at least you are alright""This girl, she was our mark, i think Graham lied to us" Jax replies dizzily, before gettin up with the help of Baxter "I suppose we cool now snake ?""Yess we are. If you wisssh, we can interroate Graham together." YOu reply "Yeah yeah, i need to lie down and jack in for a while, see what's up to in the shore, and search in the matrix about what the frag is going at Ares." Jax waves at you as he walks to his room. The three of you look continue towards Graham, your shadows looming ominously to his wounded body. "I'll start first if you don't mind" Alina says, grabbing the man by his collabone and shaking him "Who are you ? What's your status in Ares ?""E-excecutive O-officer Jonathan Graham" He stutters in pain "Ares Internal Security Service". "Why you told those fraggers i'm a fragging headcase ?!" She continues angrily. "Y-you were on the list" He replies"All the tourists here were suspected CFD victims. THe resort was a deathtrap in the first place. You were just the prime target.""Why. Fragging why ?!" Alina slaps him accross the face"Cause your father." He says after a gasp of pain "Damien Knight, CEO of Ares Macrotechnologies, was reported to be CFD positive" "Bulldrek ! " Alina says as she slaps him again. "Who said so ? WHo you took the kill order from ?! ""M-my direct superior. Service Overseer Daniel Vogel.""Vogel..." ALina mutters "Son of Arthur Vogel! So the nephew of the second largest shareholder of Ares declares my dad and myself along with multiple other corp members to be infected with nanites, and you just run with it ?! It's definetely just straight up takeover !""I-i was just following orders..." Graham tries to say, but Alina presses her foot down to his broken knee, making him let out another scream of pain. She seems absolutely furious>What do you say/do
>>29089Alina, stop. Your father could be in danger, we shouldn't waste time on this schmuck.
>>29089Calm Alina down before she kills the poor middle management drudge.find out if there is a way to contact her father to get some clarity on this mess
>>29127lets do this
>>29089Calm Alina down. He's no use to us dead. We need to contact the CC and tell Knight that there's an ongoing takeover attempt of Ares. Also arrange for blood screening and nanite analysis, to prove to the CC that Knight and the people here aren't head cases.
>>29089Step in, encourage Alina to cool down. Ask some sensible questions:>Is Alina's father dead?>Names of significant players in this conspiracy?>Why were you so determined for Baxter to kill us rather than talk to us?>What bulldrek protocol lets you kill the CEO just because your direct supervisor says so? It's a little suspect that it only takes a few words to have you taking part in a plan to kill the head of the entire company and his family.>I think you'd better tell us everything chummer, Alina seems quite angry.Mfw a 10 foot venomous mega-serpent is somehow "good cop" in this interrogation.
"Alina pleasse calm down" You say softly, wrapping you tail around the girl and pulling her away "Your father isss in danger, we have bigger thingss to worry about""Oh guys uuuuhhh....about that" Jax says with a worried tone as he returns "Sorry for being the bearer of this kind of drek but it's in the uuuhhhh...news" He points to the large ARO screen, reaching to a Horizon!Daily article title.TRAGEDY IN SPACE. ARES SHUTTLE DESTROYED AT ATMOSPHERIC RE-ENTRY. The "Invictus" Space shuttle of Ares was reported to have crashed in east Atlantic at 15:23 local time. The shuttle was reurning to earth from the AAA Corporate meeting in the Zurich orbital Station. The shuttle stopped responding to Terrestial communications thiry minutes after launch. No SOS message was sent according to officials. The crash was reported by local fishermen, with a multicorporate rescue team arriving on the sport soon. As of now, no survivors are reported to be found. More information at the Horizon News channel at 21:00."No...." Alina whispers as she looks at the article "No no no no ! It's not possible....can't be...can't be" Her previosuly iron hard exterior you saw after the lighthouse completely collapse, into a whimpering and scrying mess. She loses all sense of balance and just slumps into your grip, sobbing her heart out. >Pinky sad, what do ?
>>29238Tell her they haven't found a body yet, so there's still hope. But also to be ready for the worst possibility.
>>29238Well. If it's confirmed that Damien Knight is dead, I'm sure he had contingencies in place to kill all of his enemies in the event of his death. He was vindictive like that. Not to mention, if his stocks devolve to Alina, she controls Ares, and Graham is fucked. We need to wrack our brain for anyone with power of attorney or the executor of Knight's will and get them in contact with Alina.
>>29238If they're sending "rescue" teams, they're either looking for survivors to rescue, or looking for survivors to kill. Ergo, he COULD still be alive. Point this out to Alina (prefaced with "I know the chances are very ssssssslim", don't want her to get her hopes u too high) and ask her "If he somehow managed to get out of this situation where would he go?">Ask Jax if he can jack in and look for further info.>Interrogate Graham with questions in >>29187>Comfort pinky.
>>29311Also ask pinky about what >>29298 suggested.
>>29321>>29298I think i am going to draw a line here and tell that's sllightly metagaming. WHy would a naga that lived most of his life in a tank with a girl know about legal proccessions of a corp ?
>>29351Actually that's a completely fair point. Sorry QM, wasn't trying to be cheeky!I think some of the other suggestions I made in >>29311 are fair enough though? I reckon Frazzles could deduce that nobody bothers looking or a man who is definitively dead? Jax kind of explained to him what deckers are for earlier, so he could at least vaguely ask him to "do his thing"? But if you think they're still a bit of a tall order for our snek's limited life experience that's obviously the QMs call to make. Either way, Frazzles would want to comfort pinky.
vote to kill graham after interogation and hijack the boat to get Ali to safety
>>29522I mean,the guy seemed like a prick, but what are we killing him for? Surely squeeze him for info, and ask the others what we should do with the drekhead? We want to win them over, they could become useful allies of snek.
>>29392You quickly poke alina's head with yous. "ALina, pleasse. Calm down. If they have sssent a rescue team, i meannsss they at least expect someone to sssurvive. CHancess are sslim but...do not losse hope jusst yet" Alina barely responds to your affection, but at least she seems far calmer. YOu let her have some time alone on her own to think, while you interrogate Graham more.>Is Alina's father dead?"How should i know ? If he's a headcase then i bet he has some tricks on his sleeve">Names of significant players in this conspiracy?WHat conspiracy ? I was just following damn orders ! The A.I.S.S. Takes direct orders from only the Overseer, the CEO or a consesus of the shareholders>Why were you so determined for Baxter to kill us rather than talk to us?"Cause i had direct orders to terminate her ?">What bulldrek protocol lets you kill the CEO just because your direct supervisor says so? It's a little suspect that it only takes a few words to have you taking part in a plan to kill the head of the entire company and his family."Look, when your DIRECT SUPERIOR orders you something in Ares, you either do it or walk away and quit. Why the fuck would Volger put his uncle's profit over the good of the company ? It does not make fragging sense"Jax meanwhile jacks in again at your request and tries to find some more infor>Comfort ALina.>Interrogate Graham more (Specify)>Order Baxter to get the boat the frag out of here>Other/specify
>>29668Ask (strongly and all snek-like) Baxter to get the boat out of there followed by comfort Alina.
>>29668Tell Graham that we're not decided on whether pull his head off yet, and ask him if he wants to volunteer anything that might help us decide.
>>29705Aw hell, I'm changing my vote to this. We can always threaten Graham's spinal integrity later.
>>29668>Interrogate Graham more: how many men did you come here with?
>>29668>otherTell Baxter to get ahold of his remaining fellow runner and have them bug out. It's too bad for the people still left at the resort, but unless we go back there with the yacht, we'll have to leave them to die. >interrogate Graham"Of course there's a motive for Volger. You said yourself that his uncle stands to profit from this. Wouldn't it also stand to reason that he would profit as well?"Also, isn't it possible that Volger is a headcase and the AI is trying to throw suspicion away from its puppets by accusing its greatest threats as headcases and having them eliminated?
>>29747>>29774Well I guess if people are erring towards more interrogation I'll flip-flop back to support these suggestions, and once we're done with those questions, finish with the:>Tell Graham that we're not decided on whether pull his head off yet, and ask him if he wants to volunteer anything that might help us decide.
> How many men did you come here with?I just hired the runners, the rest of the personel in the resort were already informed >Of course there's a motive for Volger. You said yourself that his uncle stands to profit from this. Wouldn't it also stand to reason that he would profit as well?"Sure thing, but think yourself this. Would the Corporate Court let this pass by without investigation ? Would Volger survive unless he has unshakeable proof about all this ?">"Also, isn't it possible that Volger is a headcase and the AI is trying to throw suspicion away from its puppets by accusing its greatest threats as headcases and having them eliminated? ""You talk drek right now and you know it ?">Tell Graham that we're not decided on whether pull his head off yet, and ask him if he wants to volunteer anything that might help us decide."I don't know. YOu have not really given me any proof i am in the wron here really. I mean, all i can figure out for a giant snake to talk is that it's CFD infected too"After you are done, you tell Baxter to call back the last runner of his group. "Dontcha worry about it, she's already on the way" He says confidently "Just if you see a giant shape on the water ? THat's her "You don't really undestand, but nod. "Get usss out of here then" "Like i wouldn't do that anyway!" Baxter chuckles, as he gets outside. Soon, you hear the rumble of the ship's engine.And you realize you have never being in a boat before.And getting sea legs requires well...legs. >What do ?
>>30170Coil around something and hope for the best
>>30217This and try to formulate a plan with Alina on what to do next.
>>30170>Thinking on Baxter's words, Balthazar/Frazzles suddenly thinks back to the creature he fought earlier...>What if that giant shape in the water is THIS giant shape in the water?>Surely that thing isn't running with an average bunch of metahumans?Welp, just on the off chance, I vote strongly in favour of calmly and apologetically explaining what happened to Zack earlier - before a big angry water monster bursts in, recognises us, and chaos erupts.
>>30217>>30230Guys please consider the possible impending doom mentioned in >>30259 I got a baaaaad feelin' about this...
>>30259>>30274On the off chance it was a free spirit aligned with the runners, it wouldn't run away at first sight of danger
>>30170Let's comfort alina then talk to Baxter about hireing these shadowrunners. Don't forget to tell alina about our new cool name (she can still call us by our old one)
>>30326I'd assumed a "tactical retreat", but yeah I guess it might have tried a bit harder to save Zack, inform allies, etc. I guess Balthazar is just getting a bit paranoid. Thanks!I guess I'm siding with >>30230 then. I think we should also (quietly) ask her how/whether she thinks we should break the news to them about Zack.
>>30170>all i can figure out for a giant snake to talk is that it's CFD infected tooNaga being a sapient race and capable of talking HAS to be in easily accessible encyclopedia's, right?It's not something buried in physical books somewhere, is it?
>>30469Probably, but they're rare, and he seems like a bit of an ignorant shmuck anyway. Besides, the shock/surprise factor can totally work for us, so I'm not complaining.
Fighting your dizzyness you towards Alina that has retreated , where you find her silently sobbing on a bunk bed. You have never lost someone close to you. But today you felt how almost losing one felt like. You have no idea how you could pull through if you failed to save Alina. You can't say anything that might help with her pain than you haven't. You just coil around her and try to display your support through physical contacts. After some time, dhe stops, gently caressing your head. "YOu are bleeding a bt you know " She whispers"Oh, it's nothing" You say. From the gunfire you only had two bullets lodged on your body, nothing too painful.Alina wriggle out of your grip and reaches for the medkit. "Lie straight, i can't use nanites, they are programmed for metahman physiology so i'll have to use mundane means""Dear, you don't have to-""Of course i have. I'm the reason you got hurt like that.""You shouldn't blame yourself Alina""Maybe not, but i want to gget my mind off all this drek for a bit, okay ?"You sigh, lying on the bed. "Fine, go ahead"It was more painful that you would admit, but the affections of your charge more than make up for it. Thankfully her mood seems to improve ."Sssso...what do you want usss to do next ?""I..i don't know. Part of me wants to throw everything behind me and run away, part of me wants to see that bastard Vogel dead, part of me jst wants to hug you forever and another part just wants to live a life where nobody tried to drown me or shoot me or stab me and the people i fall in love with are not trying to murder me or want something from me and then they just go..." She snifff "I don't know what to do. If Vasquez could pull this off it means he can pull enough strings to stop censure, and i don't know if i can surive to stand in the spotlight again" She hugs you tightly "What am i supposed to do Frazzlie ?">How do you respond ?
>>30988You are a strong and independent woman Alina. You can do anything you set your mind to. If you think you can make peace with your father's death, I'll fully support you, but if you want to get back at Vogel as much as I do, I'm sure we can think of something to take revenge. He shouldn't be allowed to do this.
>>30988"I think the first thing we need to do is secure your safety. And I think the first towards that is to prove that you AREN'T a headcase. Because if you can prove that, then Vogel's entire reason for killing all those high-level Ares employees and having you hunted down gets called into question, and as Graham said, that's when the Corporate Court will get itchy trigger fingers on the person who decided to assassinate one of their own. These shadowrunners may know of a way of getting you tested for that proof."
>>30988You shouldn't let that bassstard get away with thissss, but we're going to have to be smart about this.
>>31175Seconded also "Alina I love you"
"You are sssstrong and independent woman Alina. You can do anything you ssset your mind to. If you think you can make peace with your father's death, I'll fully sssupport you, but if you want to get back at Vogel assss much as I do, I'm sure we can think of ssssomething to take revenge. He sssshouldn't be allowed to do this."Alina gently kisses you between the eyes "I guess you are right, i can't let Vogel run my fahter's company like that. ANy ideas how we stop him howerver ?"You think deeply, before speakin again "I think the firssst thing we need to do is sssecure your safety. And I think the first thing towardsss that is to prove that you are not infected with nanitesss. Because if you can prove that, then Vogel'sss entire reason for killing all thossse high-level Ares employeesss and having you hunted down getsss called into quessstion, and asss Graham said, that's when the Corporate Court will sstrike on the persson who decided to assassinate one of their own. "ALina blinks at all that and smiles. "Wow, you really thought this out. I guess the first thing to do is find a corporate representative willing to present our case to the court. I'm thinking of Horizon. They worked close with my dad and they could profit from the PR of this case a drekton. We'll need to reach safe waters first...then when i feel i will be somewhere where Voge; can't reach me i'll make a broadcast to Horizon""Can't you jussst inform them directly ?""Too risky, i bet Are's Grid Overwatch Division is looking tin the are for any communications" You keep talking about details for awhile, before both of you are tired. Realizing how cold you are currently, you again coil around Alina for her body heat. Not that she complains. "How can you be so wiz for me ?" She asks smiling."Because i love you" You reply, utterly calm and relaxed. Alina's eye open wide, before patting your head again, and kissing your snout. "Figures. hopefully you don't backstab me in the near future""I do not intend to" you reply, nuzzling her cheek. "Love you too, then" ALina tiredly says befores she falls asleep.WIth alina safe in our grasp, you fall asleep, exhausted from this long day. But there is this weird, new feeling in the place where you anoatomically sugest that is your heart......CHAPTER 1 END
>>31744Now, unto more serious matter. What would you like from the quest, crunch wise ? THrough your decisions here, i have made a sheet fitting Frazzle's tactics and skills. But if you don't like it we can just keep the d100 system. Casual knowledge of the SR is welcomed, but not required.
So, our totem is the Dragonslayer.Being a snake, doesn't that seem a little weird?
>>31783I'd like to use the 5E rules. I'm only familiar with 3E and only had a chance to look over 4E, and I want to play 5E but all my gaming group does is Burning Wheel (which I like, but it's nothing BUT Burning Wheel).
>>31804Fight fire with fire. Fight dragons with snakes?>>31783A nice balance of combat, decision making and interaction with NPCs. FYI my only experience with SR are the video games by Harebrained studios (minus SR: Hong Kong) so my knowledge is limited to some random lore and none of the TT rules.
>>31804WHy would it ? >>318375e i planned to anyway.
>>31783I really like the D100 system its pretty inclusive but then again I had no prior knowledge of shadowrun before this threadps thank you OP for the introduction
>>31783Maybe a mixture of both? Have modifiers on particular rolls and stuff like that.Also, how high are the stakes for us now we've got the ball rolling? Is death gonna be a real threat or is this gonna a more laid back campaign?
>>31744Great work on this chapter, thanks for QMing. I look forward to the next run. You thinking of starting a new thread for the next chapter of the Balthazar/Frazzle saga? Taking break for a little bit first?
>>32341>You thinking of starting a new thread for the next chapter of the Balthazar/Frazzle saga? Taking break for a little bit first?I will start a new thread yes. It will be tomorrow or Tuesday according to my projection. Keep an eye on the General !The pic is aweome too,>Also, how high are the stakes for us now we've got the ball rolling? Is death gonna be a real threat or is this gonna a more laid back campaign? I plan to keep death a very possible thing if you fuck up. THankfully you seem to have handled things in not a foolhardy manner up to now.
>>32338Agreeing with this guy. Ramping up the mechanics to a pseudo-5e would be cool, but I think for a text based board with multiple anons in charge of the protag, contributing whenever they feel like it, I would imagine a hybrid of parts of 5e and the more laid back d100, narrative driven style you gave us in this thread could work nicely? It also makes it a lot easier for new guys to watch for a bit and jump in, rather than having to learn the mechanics in detail.From experience though, I think a good QM/DM can smooth out bumps in the mechanics pretty well, and give a good experience with almost anything, from a simple "who rolls higher" to a fully fledged p&p system... Kek, no pressure!
Also, to any/all anons still lurking, a screencap of the key posts and a summary would be great to start next thread with. If I'm still awake in a few I'll try and cobble something together, but if anyone else wants to take a shot that might be helpful (in case I fuck it up/miss anything/misrepresent the chapter).
>>32433I really look forward to it. im quite invested in this now never really done any non CRPG games before
>>32671Speaking of CRPGs, is that Xan as in the moonblade-wielding mopey enchanter? Or is he just a coincidental namesake?
>>32728Xan has been my moniker for years but I actually got it from Unreal tournament 1999 the final boss was called Xan Kreigor used it in my early online gaming carer and it stuck
>>32783Fair enough. Just made me think of the party member from BG. I'm currently planning to stay anon in these threads (unless a reason not to turns up), but I'll probably be recognisable from my (over)use of the draw function. I just love me a few visuals with a story. See you in the next thread I imagine!
>>32896You bet, it would be interesting to if it gets any other regulars.I'm really enjoying your art pieces by the way gave me a few good chuckles
>>32931ID changes between threads, but I'm hoping we'll start to recognise a few regulars.>artBut thanks man, I'm glad someone other than myself gets a laugh out of them.
Anyone know how to archive things to suptg?
>>33258Never mind did it my self. Go to the qst archive on suptg and it should be there.