In the late seventies through the early nineties, drug violence in South America only continued to escalate. A successful revolution by the IRA in Ireland encouraged similar revolts in central Africa that devolved into decades-long civil wars, and resulted in a USSR faction in the Russian government. Human trafficking for both the organ and the sex trades exploded between south-east Asia and eastern Europe. In the face of such chaos, government run militaries and various agencies were too caught up in red tape to be effective. Frustrated with procedure causing a lack of results, the wealthier citizens of the world turned to someone who would not be weighed down by the bureaucratic process.Now, in 2032, the private military industry is a widely accepted fact of life, a necessary evil for the security of the world. While some resent these men for what they represent, still more turn to them when government forces would fail.You are Jan Kowalski, a Polish special forces operator turned private military contractor. In return for cash and other liquid currency, you, and men like you, go places national militaries refuse, and that local police forces avoid.Quest Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=Contractor+QuestLast Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/342044Stat Sheet: http://pastebin.com/84MTDvaBQuest Info: http://pastebin.com/eQ2EDWhBQuest World WIP: http://pastebin.com/KX8ZGstMHandler's Twitter: twitter.com/ContractorQMLast time on Contractor Quest: you spoke to your mother, made a deal with a tech company, got a new hand, and were lied to by Handler.
“May as well get the lockpick over,” you answer the the man. “I imagine the USB tool is fairly straightforward.”“Oh, they both are,” replies the surgeon. “But of the two, the lockpick will probably the more complicated.”You follow him to another edge of the room, to one with several doors of varying locks on them. A young man nervously introduces himself as Alessandro.“T-the tool in your h-h-hand can do just ab-bout any physical lock in p-p-production,” he stammers. The patience on Torres’ face tells you the stuttering is a common occurance.He goes on to show you how to open the finger housing the tool, and selecting for a physical lock. You insert it into the keyhole, and in about four seconds, the lock clicks open. The process is repeated for the other locks, and are completed in about the same time.“The elect-t-tronic locks take longer,” Alessandro explains. “More c-c-combinations. High end ones it m-might not do at all.”He goes through the process again, and as he said, as the locks got better, it took more time until the tool couldn't open them at all.You and Torres thank the stuttering techie as you leave, and he stops you about halfway through the room.“That’s the lockpicking,” he says. “For the USB, you just open what you need, and stick the tool in and use it like you would any flash drive. It opens the same way as the lockpick. Think you need a demonstration?”>Yeah, make me idiot proof>Please, Doc, I’m no idiot.>Write-in
>>358025>Please, Doc, I’m no idiot.this anon is gonna duck off to work soon, curse my timezone
>>358059This, though did we get told how much memory out finger has?
>>358025>>Yeah, make me idiot proof
>>358025>Please, Doc, I’m no idiot.We ARE a tech specialist, even if we're not a drone rigger.
Alright, so, is there anything we want to do, or should we just time skip back to Atlanta? It'll be about a week
>>358352Ask if the fingers need any special cleaning or a maintenance shedule.
>>358025>Please, Doc, I’m no idiot.>>358343We are? It hasn't been coming up lately so it's a bit of a forgettable trait.
I think a rival company got to Handler and took him from us
Nah, thread seemed ded and something came up, so I planned to pick it up throughout today. Sorry, should have said something.Writing for skipping training
>>359630no worries bro, I'll probably collapse into blissful slumber in a couple minutes
>>359630>Handler is hereWew
“I think I’ll be okay,” you answer, making for the door of the training room. “I’ve used a computer before.”Torres shrugs, and gives you a small wave. “Well, we’d like to keep you around for another few days for observation, but you can come and go from the facility as you like. Just. Please. Be gentle with the cybernetics.”You move your arm, what little you can, to bring to attention the heavy bandaging and sling.“Somehow, I doubt I’ll be getting into too much trouble.”Miguel Torres has a look of either disbelief or exasperation in his eyes. “That is not as comforting as you hoped it would be, mister Kowalski. Ask the front desk if you require transportation or other assistance.”With that, he turns from you, and walks away towards the back if the large room, leaving you alone among the whirring of the machines. Time to decide how to spend the next few hours.>If you choose to leave, please also pick a hand covering>Go back to the room and get some sleep>Athens is one of the most storied cities in the world. See some sights.>See if you can spend some of that money on equipment. Some did break, after all.>There’s gotta be something around that doesn't serve hospital food. Find it.>Write-in
>>359668>There’s gotta be something around that doesn't serve hospital food. Find it.
>>359668>>Athens is one of the most storied cities in the world. See some sights.>>There’s gotta be something around that doesn't serve hospital food. Find it.I'm saying we treat this as vacation.Kinda deserved, imo, after the shitshow that was last mission.
Gotta take a guinea pig to a vet then run a few errands. Will let you guys know when I'm writing. Today's probably gonna be another spradic one. Sorry about that.To pass the time, who's been your favorite character so far? Why?
>>359668>>Athens is one of the most storied cities in the world. See some sights.>>See if you can spend some of that money on equipment. Some did break, after all.>>There’s gotta be something around that doesn't serve hospital food. Find it.I wonder if there's some Greek-based arms or accessory makers we can check out.
>>359668>There’s gotta be something around that doesn't serve hospital food. Find it.>Athens is one of the most storied cities in the world. See some sights>>359729Idk, I suppose solomon
>>359779This.>>359729So far, my favorite has been the receptionist. Snarky and can bring the bantz.
>>359729Jan.>>359668Lets see the sights and get some of that Greek yogurt.
You don't know the next time you’ll be in one of the oldest cities in western culture, so you ask the young woman at the front desk of the facility for some transportation to see some tourist traps.She calls around a car, and you thank her as you leave. Getting in the backseat, you ask the driver to take you around the old city, and show you the monuments of Ancient Greece. In an afterthought, you also ask him to take you to get some food on the way.Twenty minutes later, fast food burger happily in hand, you arrive at the first of your stops, the Acropolis. It kind of takes something away when it’s in the middle of a bustling city, but it's still cool.The Parthenon is a similar combination of underwhelming and awe-inducing, but the museum you spent a few hours in was what you were hoping it would be. And Bioletric even covered the fee!Exiting the museum, the sun is starting to set, and your shoulder and hand are starting to get sore. You still have about an hour of daylight, though, so who knows.>Find a Contractor Supply Depot, or similar store>Head back to the facility>Write-in
>>360062>>Head back to the facilityWe're still recovering, and we'll be there a couple of days. Finding an armory of some kind should have time until tomorrow.
>>360062Lets head back. We will have plenty of time to shop back in the states.
>>360062>>Head back to the facility
>>360062>Head back to the facility
Sorry for the wait folks. Do we wanna just time skip back to the states, or play out Athens a little more?
>>361257Let's just head back. We have no use in Athens.
>>361257Try some local food, pick up a souvenir, and i think that's it unless Greece has any homegrown suppliers for the contractor market in this alternate timeline.
Alright. Writing! Stuff keeps coming up
Your time in Athens is brief, but nice. Most of your time is spent getting used to the hand and gently rehabbing your shoulder, as well as the broken bones in your hand. You do. However, find enough time to try some authentic food, visit a few more museums, and pick up some spare souvenirs for anyone that may want some.Your leaving is fairly unceremonious, the driver you’ve had for the last few days dropping you off at the plane.You spend most of the plane ride back to Atlanta bending your fingers into various positions that your other, more natural fingers would break getting into. It’s sickly fascinating, and sure to be useful sooner or later.The plane touches down at the Impact! airfield, you make your goodbyes to the pilots as they prepare for the return trip, and you walk down the steps to the concrete runway.Just as unceremonious as your exit, your return is quite lackluster, your car sitting near a hangar, the keys in the ignition.Climbing in and turning the vehicle over, you consider your options.>Go to the base bar>Go to Contractor Supply Depot>Meet up with someone (Who?)>Go home>Write-in
>>361701>Meet up with someone (Who?)Check in with Tiffany and then go to the medical station so they can take a look at your shoulder and tell you an estimate on how long you're going to be off duty
>>361701>Write-inGo to the Medical Wing and set up some appointments with rehab trainers for our shoulder. Ask that the schedule be forwarded to Tiffany so that she has an idea on when she can schedule is for work. Also text Beth about that date.
>>361701Go to medical wing and then go see tiffany
Okay, sounds good. Writing
You want to know how long you’ll be out, so you make the short drive to the med wing to see Dr. Robinson.Walking through the halls, you eventually pass into the small base hospital, and find the office of Robinson.“Let me see it,” he nearly shouts while jumping out of his chair, showing uncharacteristic excitement. “Amazing,” he says, watching your cybernetic fingers move in the different directions they’re capable of. “Truly amazing. You know, when I was a kid, this is the kind of shit that made me want to become a doctor. Anyway,” he says, seeming to snap out of his childhood memories, “what can I do for you?”“Well,” you begin, motioning to your wounds, “I was hoping you could tell me how long it would be until I could get out there again.”He takes you to a room, and after a few hours of x-rays, MRIs, and other various tests, sits you back down in his office.“You’re looking at about a month, Jan. Sorry for the bad news,” he says, sympathy on his face and in his voice.You thank him for his time, and make your way out of the med wing. A month? Fuck. That’s gonna hurt worse than the bullets did.You decide that this is something the woman who gives you jobs should know, and make for Tiffany’s office in the HR wing.Knocking as you enter, you take a seat across the desk from her.“Robinson says I’m out for a month,” you begin. “And Miller tells me my first job back is going to be some babysitting gig.”She nods, understanding. “Well, if anything, it’s good incentive to not get shot. I’ll keep an eye out for anything within six weeks or so I think you’ll like. Feel free to give me suggestions on what you want me looking for. Need anything else?”>What do you want Tiffany to be looking for as far as contracts go?>Also, do you need anything else from Tiffany?>If not, what would you like to do?
>>362157Thanks tiffany and leave. Let's go over to the depot.
>>362157>What do you want Tiffany to be looking for as far as contracts go?Maybe instead of an escort/protection job for a VIP, a protection/escort job for a given place or convoy?Maybe an extraction?I assume that while Tiffany can bend the rules a little on what jobs to offer, since it's our first one back from a month-long medical leave, it still has to be a protection gig of some sort.After that, let's text our date, and go home to catch up and play with Casimir.
>>362157How were we unloading the weapons we got back from Nepal?If we don't have a plan we should ask her about it, otherwise let's get stuff from our lockers and head home
Talk to Tiffany, ask about escort jobs, then take looted guns to Depot and do some trading/shopping.What all do you want to take? You have 5 AK's, 1 RPG, and Egor
>>3625784 AK's and the RPG.Bring Egor to clean and perform maintenance.
“Well,” you begin, putting on your best diplomacy face, “if you can be a little fast and loose with that first mission back, I’d appreciate it. I’d like not to just be in a tux, watching drunk celebrities prance about.”She smirks, and lets out a small chuckle. “Legal can be pretty anal about stuff like that, but I’ll definitely see what I can do.”“Also,” you say, scratching the back of your head, “I brought a handful of goodies from Nepal. Any idea on where I should offload them?”“Well, any you want to keep, you are more than welcome to,” she replies. “Spoils of victory and such. Any you don't, I would advise against just selling them on Armslist. Good way to the the ATF on your dick. CSD or otherwise licensed store can take them off your hands, though. Don't expect top dollar, though,” she warns. “They can get shit right from the factory. No reason to pay top price for an AK pried from some goat fucker’s fingers.”You thank her for her time, and make your way to the armory. Standing in front of your locker, you begin to question what to bring to the depot.>Choose any of the firearms on your character sheet, including ones purchased if you wish.
>>362624Will the Depot also provide factory-level maintenance?While I'm sure that we could maintain Egor ourselves, having a real gunsmith look him over and replace any worn parts might be a good idea. Also upgrade and accessory kits.
>>362631Sure can. For a small price, though.However, spend enough, and they may just throw it in. They reward big spenders and repeat customers.
>>362639Depot handles grenades, rifles, and small arms.Do they also handle the heavier stuff like rotary grenade launchers and rockets?No point bringing the RPG if they don't deal in stuff like that.
>>362624I want to go get Egor a good look at. A cleaning of parts could go far.
>>362655They do indeed, they just don't list them on the brochures. They don't sell many.[s]translation: I tend to forget to put a lot of shit on the list[/s]
>>362624Take all the AKs and the RPG. Also bring Egor to get looked at by an armorer
Looks like Egor, the RPG, and at least 4 AKs are a sure thing. Take the fifth AK?
>>362702I'd say keep it for a rainy day/when we need a deniable asset.
>>362724This is a good idea. Keep this, a chi-com chest rig or SADF battle vest, and a 72 hour ruck together for a bad day.
Okay, keeping the fifth. Writing. This may be the last post the night if it doesn't pick up, though.
You pack Egor first, and head off his rage by telling him you’re just going to get him serviced. That seems to placate the PKM, and you continue in peace.You have next to zero experience with heavy weapons, so the RPG is nearly useless to you. Besides, contractors are rarely sent in if armor is expected. The rocket launcher goes in, and you expect a big payday from that.You pack the AKs into a separate bag, but as you pull the fifth one from the locker, you have a thought. You hope you’ll never need a burner, but if you do, the workhorse you have in this free, untraceable AK is a good one to have. Who knows, maybe you’ll set up an emergency kit with it. You’ll make enemies in your career, if you already haven't.Lugging the heavy bags to your car, quite a feat one-armed, you drive to the depot, and bring the bags inside. Setting them on the table, the man looks over them merchandise.“Just looking to get the PKM serviced,” you say as he starts looking it over.“Well, it needs it,” he replies. “I’ll give you three hundred each for the AKs, and a grand for the launcher. The cost of the PKM will depend on what we need to do to it, or replace on it,” he says. “I’ll take a look while you’re browsing around.”You take the brochure he offers. You’re going to have a collection of these things before long.“Let me know if you’re looking for anything not on there,” he says while lifting Egor off the counter to take him back. “We only list the stuff we always have in stock. There’s more around.”http://pastebin.com/AutzTNKx>You have 23,100 USD, with a potential 2,200 in trade, if you accept the deal>Please be civil
>>362944Not the most /k/ guy here, but I dont think we should tacticool Egor at all. Just fix what needs to be fixed to keep him working.
>>362964>but I dont think we should tacticool Egor at allMaybe not tacticool, but I think we should spring for an upgrade kit to give him the side rails needed to mount the PKM-specific night vision scope, tripod adapter, and maybe an infrared laser module.
>>362983Yeah, just no replacing the wood with synthetic. Synthetic is for limp wristed capitalists who cannot carry a real weapon.
>>362944Aw shit, I forgot that we should have brought the XM8 in for a checkup as well. It got knocked around bad enough to have the scope and foregrip busted on it, after all.Since we lost those two things on the last mission, let's at least get those replaced for $500.Also, for our MP5, how about a suppressor and a tactical flashlight/laser aiming module?>>362992Uh, the PKM does come standard with a plywood laminate, and nowadays is usually sporting a polyaminade stock. Original one-piece wood stocks warp over time too quickly and were found to be too expensive and take too long to cure for the tastes of the Soviet Union.
>>363002We'll say you checked the XM8 in Nepal. The handgrip was destroyed because the bullet passed through it after your hand, and the sight cracked as the rest of the rifle landed on it.
>>363012Alright. Say, what about some Tactical Tailor stuff and other backpacks/dufflebags. I don't mean to outfit and weigh ourselves down with rations and extra gear, since that doesn't fit our mission profiles, but a back that we can use to throw loot into, like those hard drives we got that one time, or other things like loose cash, jewelry, and works of art.And can we meet a guy sporting one of these? I think it'd be hilarious to meet some guy who's an absolute beast with handguns at one point.
>>363026Extra gear pouches will run you 50 USD per. You can fit up to 3.A tac-pack will run you 30, And can be taken into combat as long as it is empty as you enter the theater
>>362944Maybe a belt bag, like something below:http://www.tyrtactical.com/products/details/mico-quiver-of-death/mico-light-and-heavy-machine-gunners-assault-pack/And a red dot. Otherwise, Egor has served us well.
>>3630424 grand? Jesus. That's intense. And also what it would cost you.
>>363042The funny thing is that we're not trained as a machine-gunner.Though with us having developed a rapport with Egor, maybe we should get some training classes in for how to more effectively be a machine-gunner beyond whatever training we got back in the Polish SF.And get the side-rail accessory kit so that we can get the 1P77 optic as well as the 1PN51 night vision scope.
>>363039That sounds good. A tacpack for loot, three pouches for extra gear that we might carry for our weaponry as well as the suggestions from >>363002 for replacements for the XM8 and additional attachments for the MP5.To build on >>362983, a tripod, a foregrip and a variable sight scope for daytime as well as a night-vision scope would be handy for Egor if we are waifuing him.I would also suggest dropping dosh for a Tactical Belt, a Concealed Vest given Jan's next mission is a babysitting one, 2 more 9bangs, 2 more Frags.Overall, should be 3080USD including whatever the costs for a Variable Scope, NV Scope, Tripod, SMG-mounted Laser Module.
>>363062Since the PKM (unless modified with Picatinny rails) would be using Soviet side-rails and therefore using Warsaw Pact/Russian optics, Egor's accessories should be pretty cheap in comparison to optics for the XM8.
>>363061Russian optics are kinda fail. We had ought to get ruskie mounts and Swede or Burgerland optics.>>363061Tyr is Gucci tier. I would figure with more dudes with disposable money of their own might bring the price down. Here is the origin:http://www.guns.com/2015/09/15/the-m60-backpack-and-its-ironman-cousin-videos/
>>363042That's specialist equipment, and we're not exactly trained with machine guns.After we trained with them for a while, we can think about something like that, but right now I see no reason to splurge.Especially since we're probably not gonna get any money in the coming month.
>>363071>We had ought to get ruskie mounts and Swede or Burgerland optics.I'm just working off of optics that we know will work with Egor without any futzing around. Also, gotta remember that this is a sapient PKM we're dealing with here; we haven't talked with him enough to know if he's picky about his accessories or not too bad it wasn't a she, but makes sense it's Russian.
>>362944The only thing I have to ask is...do we have a gun safe? I think it might be wise to keep Egor close just in case we do make enemies. 7.62x52mm with some AP rounds would handle almost any body armor or up-armored SUVs that come calling if we ever need to bug out.And it's not like we can't take him to work if a mission calls for it.TL;DR: Gun safe to keep Egor close at hand.
>>363091You do not own a gun safe. All your guns are kept in a locker on base, with the exception of your G19, which is carried concealed unless you vote, or I state otherwise
>>363115Might as well add a Gun Safe to that list overall list too, s'only 2k extra.
>>363115Fucking hell. Let's get a gun safe for sure then, better to have one and not need the long guns at home than have only a pistol.Besides, we gotta introduce Egor to our dog!
>>363118We are going to have one of the AK's as part of a rainy day bag already, I don't think we really need to keep Egor and a fuckton of ammo at home, It's not the easiest to transport and I assume we wouldn't stay put if the shit hits the fan.
Alright, I'm gonna get some sleep. Keep up the back and forth, I'll be back in the morning with answers to any questions, and prices and stat effects to any suggestions, and we'll work on a purchase list from there.Thanks for playing, see you in the morning. Always open to feedback and questions.
>>363127AK won't reliably trash a ride as well as Egor, and we do still need to introduce him to the dog. At worst, we can ask Egor on where he'd rather bunk.In either case, we should still get a gun safe.
>>363127Actually, thinking on it, I'd like to keep two AK's.One, outfitted with good optics as part of a bug-out bag.Second, used as a deniable asset when someone needs to get knocked off and the job can't be traced back to Impact! or to us.
>>363155However many AKs we end up keeping, we should have it/them serviced along with Egor.
>>363155I think we'd do better looting an untraceable pistol to knok people off. AK is not really good for assassinations.
>>363239There's more to untraceable/deniable missions than assassinations, anon. If those come up, there's likely to be a dedicated marksman that we'll be covering as security. And an AK is very good for covering fire or mayhem.
So, where are we at? Any sort of list yet?
>>363562Gun safe I think. Also an optic for egor and a tacticool bag.
Alright, looking over, this is what has been brought up>Backpack for loot 300USD>3 loot pouches 150 USD>Tactical Belt 300 USD>Concealed vest w/ soft armor 350 USD>Gun safe 2000 USD>Two red dot sights, 600 USD each>Vertical foregrip 100 USD>MP5 suppressor 400 USD>MP5 laser sight/flashlight 600 USD>Accessory rails for Egor 200 USD>4x scope 400 USDAlso, there has been talk about keeping a second AK for the purpose of a burner/bug out weapon.>Sell RPG 1000 USD>Sell up to 4 AKs 300 USD perThis list is not final at all. Things can still be added or taken off. Just trying to get them all in one place for the sake of simplicity
>>363584I'd say only keep one AK because we've got our G36 as a backup rifle and the single AK can be a burneraside from that the list of stuff to buy and sell looks good
>>363584Only keep one ak and have it looked over. I don't want the rails for egor but majority rules.
>>363584Is there a night vision scope available for Egor?Sell 3 AK's an the RPG.
>>363584I think between the MP5, the G36, Fishgun, Egor and one AK we should have enough guns to stash one or two somewhere.
>>363584Only keep 1 AK, we've got plenty of weapons for contracts already, we just need it as an untraceable emergency weapon in case we suddenly have to be jason bourne.
So, about that cybernetic hand. How useful of a weapon could it be used as? Say we get into some CQC, would it be powerful enough to say, crush bone?
>>364237If you turned it up, it certainly could, but then it would also be crushing things like bottles, pens, door handles, etc.Gonna finish up shopping while I'm at work, probably 2 hours. Sorry for the slowness today
You leave the counter, and collect your goods. The cart is fairly full, and it takes you about an hour before you're satisfied.Bringing the items you’ve loaded back up to the desk, the man has Egor waiting and cleaned up there for you. You didn't realize how dirty he was,but now that you’re seeing him clean, it was a mess.He starts the process of scanning the merchandise, and begins to speak.“So, whatcha think about the offer? 2,400 for the lot of it?”You briefly consider keeping a second AK, but decide you probably don't need a sixth long gun.“That’s a deal,” you reply. “Don't suppose you can just take it off my bill?”“Sure can,” he says in return, hitting a few buttons. Brings the total down to forty-six hundred. I’ll throw the PKM service in for you, too.”You nearly correct him on what Egor prefers to be called, but resist. Making the person you buy guns and explosives from think you’re crazy may not be a wise move.Instead, you swipe your card, and wave goodbye to a down payment on a used car.>Lost>4 looted AKs>1 looted RPG>4,600 USD>Gained>Tacticool backpack>3 loot pouches>Tactical Belt >Concealed vest w/ soft armor>Gun safe>Two red dot sights>Vertical foregrip>MP5 suppressor>MP5 laser sight/flashlight>Accessory rails for Egor>4x scopeFitting neatly into a single duffel bag with the CSD logo on it, you bring your newfound gear out to your car.Well, minus the safe. That’s being shipped to your house in the morning.Either way, you leave the superstore, and consider your options while sitting in your car.>Back to base, drop this stuff off>Just go home, Egor will be fine unsecured for a night while safe gets delivered>Go somewhere else (Write-in)
>>364937>Just go home, Egor will be fine unsecured for a night while safe gets deliveredSeems fine to me, we should text that chick back and say we're back in town
>>364937>>Just go home, Egor will be fine unsecured for a night while safe gets delivered
>>364937>>Back to base, drop this stuff off
>>364937What's Egor got to say on the matter?
>>364937> back to base
>>365138Egor does not like the confinement of the locker, but he does enjoy the company of his fellow firearms. There's a tradeoff either way.
>>364937>Back to base Stop the tie or do a dice roll
Handler: just finished CQ's archived content, and this quest is goddamn dope. Keep it up.Would love to generate some characters for flavor if you're interested as well.Either way, rock on.
>>366269Thank! Appreciate it! Stuff like that can go in the ask.fm I have set up under my twitter handle. I can't promise I'll use everything, but I'll incorporate what I can. Also remember, you haven't met everyone yet!Everyone else, we'll pick up in the morning. Sorry these last two threads have been so spaced out and inconsistent. I'll try to avoid that in the future.
>>366348So the CIA guy promised us a favor. How far does that extend?
>>366652Depends on what you ask. However, I feel it needs to be clear - Agent Monroe owes you a favor, not the CIA
You don't want to cart all this stuff into your place just to bring it to base in the morning anyway. Turning around, you make the short drive back to HQ, and take the duffel into the armory, storing your goodies in the locker. The second one you had checked out briefly is empty, so you return it’s keys to the man at the front of the armory. Good timing, looks like he’s about to head out for the night.Checking your phone, it’s a little after five. It’s been nearly two weeks since you spent any real time at home, but on the other hand, you may want to get more things done before you crash after the chaos.>Go home. See Casimir. Sleep in your own bed.>Go shopping for thing other than firearms and firearm accessories (Specify)>Call someone, make plans. (Who? What? When?)>Do something else
>>366700What day of the week is it? Weren't we going to nail bridgett or brittany or whatever her name is?
>>366700>Go home. See Casimir. Sleep in your own bed.
>>366700>Call someone, make plans.Call our girl, make plans to meet for a casual lunch/dinner in two days.
>>366700Let's see our dog
>>366700>Go home. See Casimir. Sleep in your own bed.and >>366826
You do feel a little guilty. You saved Casimir from starving to death in that Bogota mansion, and have been away for about half the time you’ve had him. Maybe more.Climbing into your car, you make your way home, noting a distinct absence of Charlie’s vehicle.Walking in, you are nearly knocked to the ground when Casimir jumps you. It’s clear you’ve been missed. You play with him as best you can one-armed for the better part of an hour, before you’re both exhausted.You move to the couch, and put a movie on. The dog curls neatly into your lap, and you’re damn near asleep by the time the movie ends.Not quite, though, and you and Casimir make your way up the stairs into your bedroom. You sit on the edge of your bed, and pull your phone out, giving Bridget a call.She answers before too long. “Hey, Jan, what’s up? Back in town yet?’“I am, actually,” you reply. “I was wondering if you’d want to do anything Friday night?”“That sounds great! What did you have in mind?”>”Oh, I thought we’d go to a zoo and check out some mini-golf” (Casual)>”Just your standard dinner and a movie, if that’s alright with you.” (Standard)>”Well, I was planning on getting tickets to an opera that was in town, and them some reservations at Fredriques” (Fancy)>Write-in
>>367647>>”Oh, I thought we’d go to a zoo and check out some mini-golf” (Casual)Women love mini-golf
>>367647>>”Oh, I thought we’d go to a zoo and check out some mini-golf”add some dinner after all that.
>>367647Lets do a mini golf game and maybe some dinner.
>>367647>”Oh, I thought we’d go to a zoo and check out some mini-golf” (Casual)Mini-Golf and some dinner, course we'll have to play with a pretty hefty handicap
>>367647>”Oh, I thought we’d go to a zoo and check out some mini-golf” (Casual)
Anyone around? Pretty sure we're in autosage but I'm not a big enough piece of shit to archive a 115 post thread
>>369869One guy here.Even if it's in autosage it'll last at least until Saturday.
>>369869I am here
There's three. Writing
Just something casual and fun. Maybe the zoo and some mini golf, how does that sound?”“Just great,” she says, sounding excited. “Can't wait!”“Fantastic, I’ll pick you up at six?”“Wonderful. I’ll see you then, Jan.”You make your goodbyes, and hang up. Laying back, you start to plan out the date for Friday in your head as you drift off to sleep.You awaken. It’s the middle of the night. Casimir is nowhere to be seen, and there’s a slight burning in your left wrist. Throwing the thin blanket off your body, you look down.Your cybernetics. They’ve began to… Grow. It’s consumed the entirety of your left hand, and it’s begun moving up your wrist. You nearly snap your other hand to to it, before reconsidering. Maybe touching it isn't a great idea. You’re not sure what you should do.>Try to disengage the cybernetics somehow>Call for help, maybe Torres knows what to do>Write-in
>>369914>>Call for help, maybe Torres knows what to dothose post surgery drugs are making us trip
>>369914>Call for help, maybe Torres knows what to do
>>369914>Call for help, maybe Torres knows what to doYeah, nah. Unless they used nanotech way beyond what should be possible for the tech level, we're just having a nightmare.
>>369914>>Call for help, maybe Torres knows what to do
>>369914>Call for helpIt's just a dream
Torres. You have to call Torres. You explode out of bed, taking great care your hand doesn't touch… Anything, really. You don't know what it can or can't spread to.You snatch your phone from the nightstand near your bed, and speed through contacts until you find Torres’ number.It… It doesn't even ring. The moment you hit ‘call’, a blood curdling scream erupts from the phone. Nothing human could create such an angry, pained sound.Dropping the phone in a panic, you take several steps backwards, pressing your back to the door leading into the hallway.You can still hear the screaming from the phone. It hasn't stopped at all. A dull thudding sound is coming from… Somewhere? Everywhere?>Pick the phone up. Maybe someone needs help>Run. Just run.>Write-in
>>369952I knew we were going fucking nuts. First egor and now this.>Try and calm down
>>369952>Write-inCalm the fuck down. This is a dream and we just need to wake up.
>>369952>Try to ascertain if this is a dream:>1. Try to turn on the light, see if it does switch on.>2. Look at the clock, look away then at the clock again and see if the time changed.
You… You just have to breathe. This can't be real. Real doesn't make things scream like that, unerring for so long. Real doesn't make your cybernetic fingers spread… All the way up to your elbow now. Real doesn't make sound permeate from everywhere around you, all at once.So, if this isn't real. That only leaves one other option. You’re dreaming.You bolt upright from your bed at the realization, headbutting a barking Casimir in the process. Your eyes shoot to your hand - just how you left it. Two fingers, and a chunk of hand.The bed and the sheets are drenched in your sweat, and the dog has switched from barking maddeningly to licking your face. You throat feels raw, like you’ve been screaming.You glance at your phone, afraid of what might happen if you touch it. Shaking the childish thought from your head, you grab it from the night stand. 3:36 AM. Fantastic.Scratching Casimir’s head and thanking him for being there, you consider what to do with your unreasonably early morning.>Take a shower, try to get back to sleep>Go to base. Maybe there’s something you can do>Call someone. Anyone in the industry will understand.>Write-In
>>369988>You bolt upright from your bed at the realization, headbutting a barking Casimir in the process.Poor Casimir.>Take a shower, try to get back to sleepIt's too early to be up already.
>>369988>Take a shower, try to get back to sleepLet's clear our head up, stay at the house until the safe is dropped off and then go get our stuff from the base
>>369988Let's take a shower. Check to see if roommate is here.
>>369988>Apologize to Casimir, take a shower, try to get back to sleep
>>369988>Take a shower, try to get back to sleep
You stand from your bed, and motion for Casimir to come with you.You head downstairs, poking a head in Charlie’s room for a moment. Empty. He must have spent the night at Ivoeta’s. That’s probably for the best.You enter the kitchen and open the fridge, the light flooding the pitch black room. You open a package of cold hot dogs, dropping them on the floor as a treat to Casimir for being there for you. He goes to town on them, quite happily.Starting the shower, you get it as cold as you can stand. Frigid showers always on helped you settle. Cold water, slow breathing, and the comforting pressure of the shower head work wonders on your psyche, and you’re as calm as you’re getting after such a harrowing experience.You step out, shivering, and towel off. Getting dressed on the way upstairs, you enter your room. Your bed is soaked with sweat, clear through the sheets. Deciding not to deal with it, you fold out a futon next to the wall and grab a new blanket from your closet. You drift off into a thankfully dreamless sleep.You awaken as your phone rings, an unknown number. Answering it, it’s the guys dropping off your safe. You’re the next stop, and they’ll be here in about twenty minutes. You thank them, and hang up. 8:27 AM. Much more manageable. You clear a spot in your bedroom where you want the safe, and make your way back down to the kitchen. As the frozen waffles you chose to breakfast pop out the toaster, a knock on the door signifies that your safe is here.It gets set up in the designated space, and they help you with a code and the fingerprint scanner.Thanking them for their time, you consider your day while finishing your now-lukewarm waffles.>A gun safe with no guns is a sad thing indeed. Go to base and decide what to transfer.>It’s already been a long fucking day. Just veg out for today. You’ve earned it.>Go shopping, you have a new gun safe to fill.>Go shopping, you have a date to look good for. What pants go best with a sling and robot fingers?>Write-inMost of these are not exclusive
>>370052>Go shopping, you have a date to look good for. What pants go best with a sling and robot fingers?
>>370052Let's go down to the local mall and browse for some nice dress outfits.
>>370052>A gun safe with no guns is a sad thing indeed. Go to base and decide what to transfer.Then>Go shopping, you have a date to look good for. What pants go best with a sling and robot fingers?I think that we should actually try to take it easy for this time, focus on regular life
>>370069This, but take our dogge with us.
>>370071Oh, good point!But, I don't think shops would like us bringing a pet in with us, so how about >Take Casimir for a walk and play fetch in the park
If you want to take Cas shopping, I can work in some sort of outdoor market type thing. No problem at all. He'll also be allowed on base, should you choose. CSD is the only place listed he can't go
>>370089Okay, that works out pretty well.
Looks like everyone's said their piece. Writing
Most of your clothes are either workout, combat, or gun-company sponsored. You wanna look good for your date with Bridget, so you decide to go on a hunt for some acceptable clothing.On your way out, you remember there’s a sort of outdoor market not far from an open park that Casimir would probably enjoy quite a bit. You leash him up, and load a grocery bag with a few toys for him, and make the drive over.Cas thoroughly enjoys the park, and the two of you play most of the rest of the morning away between fetch, wrestling, and tug of war before it seems the dog is tired out. You leash him back up, and make the short walk over to the open-air market just as the sun reaches noon.There are dozens of stands, selling eberything from shoes, to CD’s, to keychains. Not only could you find clothes here, you could also likely find some sort of little gift for Bridget, if you want.>Find something casual, this is hardly a fancy date>Find something nice, this is sort of your first sober experience with each other>Find some sort of gift for her>Look for other things, they have a mess of stuff here>Write-inFeel free to be specific
>>370201>Find something casual, this is hardly a fancy dateCasual but quality>Find some sort of gift for herSomething small, as way of an apology for having to reschedule so much. We don't know her incredibly well though so I am open to suggestions>Look for other things, they have a mess of stuff hereBrowse around for books and movies to keep us busy for the month and some stuff for Casimir
>>370201Casual but expensive. Like a cape. Then do we have a trinket from Nepal we can giver her?
>>370201>Find something casual, this is hardly a fancy date>Find some sort of gift for her
You decide to go casual, and pick up clothes that reflect that. Khaki pants, and a gray long sleeved shirt, and you feel prepared for that.You continue your wandering, looking in at various stalls, and pick up a few novels and movies for your month off. You’ll have plenty of time to kill, you think.Walking away from that section you pick up a few toys for Casimir, including a squeaking, rubber rabbit he hasn't put down since he snagged it right from your hand as you were paying.You pass a stall selling little gifts and charms, and you figure you should get something for Bridget for having to reschedule. Looking at the wares, you see a few things that would work pretty well. Just a matter of choosing what, then deciding what to do after.>A glass rose>A small bracelet with her name on it>A small locket with room for a small photo>Go home>Go to base>Go somewhere else (specify)>Look around for something else (Specify)
>>370416>A glass roseClassy as fuck, we should also keep the locket in mind if this date goes well. Seems like a classic gift for someone who is dating a soldier>Go home
>>370416>A glass rose>Go home
>>370416Glass rose is cool. Let's head home.
Probably won't post for a while, and when I do it will be from a new ID. Leaving for work
You get the glass rose, because you’re a classy sonuvabitch, that’s why. You also consider getting the small locket, but you’re afraid that might give implications you aren't sure you want to make, yet.Happy with your shopping, and 200 dollars poorer, you load up your merchandise along with Casimir in the car, and drive back to your house. It’s been awhile since you’ve had a quiet evening to yourself, so you get Casimir on the couch, and pop in one of the movies you bought at the market: Star Wars XI - Avenging Gandalf, which happened to be the single highest grossing product in recorded history.The movie ends, and you grab one of the novels you picked up, the one Arne was reading on your way into Bogota.A few hours of that, and you set it down, and check your phone. No messages, but it is about 6 PM. Things would be picking up around the base bar, if you wanted to head over there. Or, you could continue to laze about, and just not leave until your date with Bridget.>Go to the base>Stay at home>Do something else
>>370733Go to base
>>370733>Stay at homeDon't want to get pulled into something and be late for our date.
>>370733Lets look for Charlie haven't talked to him in weeks.
>>370733>Stay at homeMaybe Charlie will show up
You nearly decide to go see who’s drinking at the base.. But ultimately you can't muster the curiosity, or the ambition. Besides, it feels like your life has just been go, go, go lately. You’ll need to unwind, or you’re pretty sure nightmares like last night’s will be a common occurrence.In the end, you just watch more movies until you and Casimir fall asleep on the couch.Your brain seems to apologize for last night’s bullshit, and gives you quite the pleasant dream where Bridget and Kelly were actually curious sorority sisters, which you appreciate.You wake in the morning, still on the couch in the clothes you fell asleep in. Your date with Bridget is at six, so you have plenty of time to kill before then. You just need to decide how to spend it.>Go shopping (For what?)>Head to base, fill your new safe>See if someone’s available (Who?)>Write-in
>>371007Let's see if we get in on some tccc training. Might as well do something useful while we are down an arm.
>>371007Take a shower and call charlie.
>>371049A confused look and a quick Google tell me this Tactical Combat Casualty Care. Correct?
>>371007Walk around with Casimir, call up our roommate.
>>371069Yep, sorry gubment gives you a fetish for acronyms.
Gonna eat and head out Pokémon hunting. We'll get back on this when I return.Thanks for playing so far, guys
Actually, guys, between auto sage and the fact that no one voted for the same thing, I'm gonna archive. We'll start with that option Sunday afternoonish. Sorry to blueball you like this.Thanks for playing, and I always love questions and feedback. Keep an eye on the twitter, and I'll be checking in for a Q&A if anyone has questions
>>371736Forgot name AND to get on my WiFi.