Previous thread : http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/10535/Your name is Balthasar, or Frazzles for your friends, and you are an 8 meter long, sentient snake. You are currently tangled around your sleeping owner, Alina Knight, daughter of the infamous CEO of Ares Macrotechnologies. Normally you would enjoy the situation, if was not of the current strange circumstances. That is, Alina and her father along many others being marked as victims of CFD, a nanite virus that supposedly overtakes the patient's mind by an AI personality. YOu are unsure about that, she did sdisplay some traits of multiple personalities under stress. Alina however believes this is an orchestrated takeover by Arthur Voger, the second largest shareholder of he father's company. Her father is presumed dead, and the whole Security Service of Ares attmepted to murder her, along with multiple other high ranked excecutives in a resort you were at. You are currently on the boat of Jonathan Graham, the mastermind behind her attempt against her life. His hired associates turned against him during to him lying to them. He's currently tied on the lounge.The other denizents of the boat is the hacker Jax, and the rigger Baxter, who is probably driving the boat. THere was also Zack, an elf that would assassinate Alina without your intervention. He's currently at the bottom of the resort's shore. YOu are not sure how the rest of the team would take that. There was something about a fourth member, but it was far too cryptic about a "shape in the water".Alina has decided to take a move against Vogel by presentng herself to Horizon, a mass media corp with close ties to your father. If she can prove she does not sufffer from CFD, The Corporate Court would censure him and his fellow conspirators. But for now the girl is peacefully sleeping in your coilsShe also told she loves you. You are unsure how you feel about that. >Wake Alina up and ask her something>SLip out of her grasp quietely and go to the ship to talk to someone (Jax, Baxter, Graham)>Other
>>41675>Slip out of her grasp quietly and go to the ship to talk to Baxter
So are we prisoners or what?
>>41876Nope. You are her improptu bodyguard
>>41889Why are we on a boat instead of getting Alina to safety? Unless that's why we're on a boat?
>>41909That's why you are on a boat. So Alina can get away from Ares and somewhere where she can contact Horizon officals without being found. I suggest you read last thread. It's in the OP link
>>41675>Slip out of her grasp quietly and go to the ship to talk to someone (Jax)the hacker seems to know a thing or two about what's happening outside of this boat so let's ask him what he knows... and maybe run into party member #4
>>42007seconding thisHi again Lads ^^
>>42030>>42007You slowly untangle out of Alina who is snoring peacefully, with a smile on her lips. You feel glad she managed to get some peace of mind. You slither out towards the main room, where Jax is checking at the large ARO screen on the wall of the lounge. THere is multiple strings of data and information in binary or english you do not quite understand. "Morning omae" Jax greets you, raising his mug of Soycaf(TM) "Hope you slept well, i got a whole lotta info from last night. I also did some wireless scanning of your girl, the results were sorta weird". Graham, who was tied and bound to a chair in the same room, is nowhere to be seen.>Ask where is Graham>Ask what kind of tests he did to Alina, and what were the results>Ask about the results of his research>Other(SPecify)
>>42161>Ask what kind of tests he did to Alina, and what were the resultsbody guard mode activate!
>>42161>Ask where is GrahamConsidering this guy probably wants everyone on board dead this seems like a logical choice after wards>Ask what the scan results were
>>42219Seconding Xan (Hey dude, I'm the guy who chatted to you at the end of the last thread, nice to see you back.)
>>42262Yeah like wise manlets try not to get Frazzles killed
>>42293Or his favourite pinkskin...
>>42315yeah that topic related ;)
>>42339Let's see how long it takes before I start spamming the draw function again.
>>42374keep it together buddy
>>42212>>42219Slow thread tonight hmmYou lock eyes with him menacingly, making the old hacker gulp down. "What kind of testssss ?" You ask, quite suspicious. "Nothing serious chummer" He says a bit nervous "Just you know, a scan for ware and filed on her, see if she's bugged or something" You blink. "Oh, my apologiesss, that ssounds sserious. WHat did you find ?". You hope it's not those nanite things, you wouldn't know what to do in that case. "Well uhh...i dunno how to break this to you mate but...uhhh.."NO.NO.NO.NO."She's a personafix junkie"You tilt your head and half of your body in confusion. At least it's not nanites....but he makes it sound a big deal. "Tell me more about thiss..." you say, worried"Well, personafxes are basically a kind of BLTs, Better Than Life CHips. I guess someone like you doesn't know jack about this but i'll explain. These chips are basically very very advanced multimedia tech that sort of temporary fucks with your brain in a fragged up way. It completely changes your personality and way of thought. For example a personafix programmed for a "tough n cool" personality will make even the wimpiest nerd think you he's the biggest and baddest fragger there is, and he will act like that. YOu are very confused, and a bit scared. "Why would Alina ussse such chipsss ? I don't undersstand"Jax shrugs "Well, i am no psych student but from the two types of personafixes i found i can deduce some things. FIrst is the typical "action hero" personality, fearless and merciless and capable going through hell. THe second is some short of "corp CEO" thing, dady's little girl you know. I guess they are some kind of coping mechanism for all the drek she's been through"You do remember her sudden personality switch after the lighthouse. Perhaps that's why she was suspected as a CFD victim ?"Anywho what do you think i should do with the chips ? I could delete them if you want, easy enough since she hasn't a commlink, but i dunno how she might take them">"Delete them, they can be dangerous to her">"Don't delete them, i'll have a talk with Alina later about this">"Don't delete them, but keep tabs on her and tell me if she ever used them again. ">"THis is too much to process right now. I need first to know about (specify)"
>>42418>Don't delete them, i'll have a talk with Alina later about thisson of a bitch, frazzles's job is never done it seems.
>>42418>"Don't delete them, i'll have a talk with Alina later about this"
>>42418>Don't delete them, i'll have a talk with Alina later about this
so random question while we wait. would it be possible for frazzles to get cyborg arms so he could actually hold a gun or something down the line?And how ironic would it be if Alina turned into a snake shaman
>>42418Just as a side-note, isn't anyone a little worried about where Graham is?
>>42443>>42449>>42455>>42462agreed >ask about Graham before he attempts a murder mystery cruise without the mystery
>>42418>"Don't delete them, i'll have a talk with Alina later about this"She must know. She must decide.
>>42418>"Don't delete them, i'll have a talk with Alina later about this"Considering the situation we're in, having her be able to switch to a personality that is better suited to the situation instead of growing into it would be more conducive to surviving.
>>42475Cyberware would mess with our Adept abilities by dropping out Essence. And our nervous system is too alien for the cyberware nanites to set up the control interfaces. We may be able to do a power suit of some kind with custom built controls, though.
>>42529rush Exosuit ASAPIronsnek would be op as hell
>>42529how much essence would we lose adding limbs though?
>>42590I don't think we would lose any essence, as we aren't replacing anything on us, just adding.
>>42462>>42455>>42449>>42443"Do not delete them. I will have a talk with Alina later about thissss" You say after a thought. Jax shrugs again "Whatever floats your boat omae. Hope you get through her, resonafixes are messed up things" You nod as you look around. "WHere isss Graham ?" you ask. He was very dangerous as it was and you would not even like the scenario of him arounf the ship doing who knows what."The greay haired hacker scratches his head. "Ummm yeah...about that, remember when i said we had a fourth member on the team ?""Yessss ?""Well...she uhhh...she short of ate him. "".....What""She uhhh...she came in last night, i was jacked in and Bax was busy driving the boat. She talked tyo him and interrogated the uy about the situation. THen he said some "insensitive comments about her heritage and ancestors", she lost her temper, threw him overobard and...ate him. SOrry, she does that alot"Your confusion is reaching critical levels. "What exactly isss ssshe ?" "She's uhhh.frag if i know. Basically she's an animal that can transform into a human ? Or the other way around ? I am too afraid to ask to be honest. In any case, she's a murder machine in both" >"I...i think i need to talk to her. WHere is she right now ?">"Well that's has been taken care off. Tell about the data">Ask Jax something else
>>42590Would it cost essence to build an exosuit?
>>42615We would lose Essence due to the nanite cyberware interface disrupting the holistic integrity of our nervous system. It's why you still lose Essence if you add a third arm, even if you don't replace your existing two meat arms.
>>42658eh good pointI'd just add a few tentacles
>>42636>"I...i think i need to talk to her. WHere is she right now ?"Aw shit, a shark shapeshifter.
>>42636Thank christ no water spirit>"what time is it, how long were we out, where are we?">"I...i think i need to talk to her. WHere is she right now ?
>>42636>"I...i think i need to talk to her. WHere is she right now ?"Meet new people!
>>42636>Well that's has been taken care off. Tell about the dataalso ask if party member number 4 was at the beach during the attack? Because I think she might have been the water spirt we bit.
New to the thread and only vaguely familiar with Shadowrun. Are shapeshifters well-known mods/whatever? And if so, is it generally between just two forms, or multiple and she might just prefer sea carnivore?
>>42694Normally they have a humanoid and an animal form. It is strange he mentioned multiple animals
>>42636>Well that's has been taken care off. Tell about the dataKeen to hear what else Jax might have found
who here is very familiar with shadow run that could direct me to somewhere I can learn more about the game mechanics?
"I think i ssshould talk to her...where isss sssshe ?" You ask curiously. This was all new to you, but it sounded worthy of investigating. "Knowing her, she's either swimming around or sleeping off somewhere in the boat" Jax says "Try not to piss her off, she's got some anger issues.""I will sssure try . ANd another thing...how long were we out? And where are we exactly ?" Jax hits up his cyberdeck, swiping forth tabs. "You slept for a good ten hours, not surpised considering what you were up to yesterday. As for where we are, open pacific it is. According to Bax we are headed to some Horizon facility that's around 4 days away""I ssseee....i will look for that person right now. Be sure to let me know about the data when i get back." "Alright, Alina should be awake for that too . Laters" He waves you ff.You get out to the deck of the luxorious white yacht. The sun seems to be near noon currently, at you enjoy the warm rays hitting your scaly skin as you slither out to the prow. The ocean is light blue currently, with barely any wind or waves thankfully. You immediately catch the form of a female elf around the cruising boat, swimming around it in a strange style of swimming you have not seen before. It is likes she's...flying into and off the water. SHe seems very pale, and lacking any clothes, strange for a metahuman. She's also quite fast, given she can keep up with the boat.>Try to gain her attention>You have better things to do, go do (specify)
>>43017>OtherBask in the sun. Don't intrude ourselves into what she's doing, but let her decide on her own time whether she wants to engage with us. Be polite.
>>43054agreed >meditate try to go back to the place in our mind that we found during the fight with the spirit
>>43077Correction it was the elf (the first one)
>>43077You should roll about that if you want.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>43118Rolling
>>43017>Try to gain her attention
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>43121
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>43077
>>43145>>43172>>43187guess we are not a very peace of mind kind of snek
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>43238He's only done it once, and it was accidentally, while he was getting stabbed. It would be quite impressive if he managed on his first try.>Rollan just in case
You decide to ignore the woman for now now, and decided to do some sunbathing for the time being. You coil into a spiral as you close your eyes and back into the sun. WHile doing that, you decided to try to focus, thinkin hard over a certain event during the fight with Zack. You are sure what you saw was not an illusion. It was some short of spirit trying to cotnact you, that you understand from your surging power during tha fight.Despite your best, it seems spiritual enlightment would not come in a day, regardless of how hard you try. WHen you open your eyes again to some sound, the elf is behind you and prone, sniffing your tail just after she got out of the water, seeing she's still wet.>What do you say/do ?
>>43390>" Hello, who are you?"
>>43390Quick question - is she still naked? I feel like this is important
>>43452Why does it matter, aren't we naked?
>>43390"Hello there. I am Balthazar. What is your name?"
>>43390wag our tail a little to let her know that we see herthen say hello
>>43390>"Hello, i heard you were good at eating things, pleassse don't eat me."
>>43477She's naked, we're naked, this could go somewhere. I mean she is sniffing our tail... jk>>43390>wag our tail a little to let her know that we see her>say hello
>>43437>>43486>>43530>>43595Voting for polite intro, with or without a tail wag.
>>43853Probably best without the tail wag. Moving quickly right next to her might not be the greatest idea, and wiggling tails can be a warning or show of defensiveness/aggression in snakes.
>>43530>>43595Guys, we're a snake and this person is a shapeshifter, a sapient being with human-level intellect and animal instincts. And you want to wag our tail at her, a sign of warning that if she doesn't get out of face she's going to get a faceful of snake fangs. Did you think things through?
>>43951Good point... A friendly (but gentle, and not too sudden) hello then lads?
>>44012I'm good with that
"Uhh....greeetingsssss" You say, as you turn towards her, your tomgue bringing her scent your nose, quite an exotic one. She backs off suddenly, getting to all fours before stand upside, trying not to look threatening. "I didn't know you could speak in their tongue in your natural form. " She says, impressed "You should teach me that trick".SHe must be able to see auras like you to recognize you are not an animal, but seems to think you are something like her. "No, it'ssss different for me" You say softly, trying not to scare her "I am not like you. This issss my actual nature, i do not change"She moves closer to you again, before glaring a toothy grin. Her teeth do not resemble the normal human ones, they are triangular and sharp. You also notice her eyes are pitch black too. Upon closer inspection, her aura radiates powerful magic, perhaps stronger than yours. "You have the smell of a killer, You Who Crawl in the Ground " the naked elf continues. THat sounded kind of insensitive but you do not think she can recognize that "You have killed, recently. Your venom clings to your victims, like barnacles to rocks." You can feel her voice growing more threatening " Have you killed the Slilver Tongued Devil, poisoner ?" Uh oh. SHe must have picked something off your aura from the fight with Zack.>Say the truth. At this point oyu might as well say it before it blows to your face>Lie. She seems simple minded and you doubt her team would believe her over your word if she doesn't buy it.Also last post for nonight. Unfortunately my laptop's battery broke down so i'll have to wait
>>44357>Say the truth. At this point oyu might as well say it before it blows to your faceSomehow I think that she will know if we are lying, but spin it in a way that shows her we were only doing it in self defence.
>>44357Tactfully tell her what happened, how we had no real choice, and apologise that it had to go down that way. If she's not going mental, ask her how we should break it to Jax and Baxter.
>>44357>Say the truth. At this point oyu might as well say it before it blows to your face. Why lie to someone who already knows the truth?Gnight OP
>>44357She seems like the kind who could smell (possibly literally?) a lie. The truth is probably the best path here. If she knows the truth regardless, lying will just make her distrust us.
>>44357>>Say the truth. At this point you might as well say it before it blows to your face
>>44357>Say the truth. At this point oyu might as well say it before it blows to your face
>Say the truth. At this point oyu might as well say it before it blows to your face
Ah, I missed it! Goodnight OP.
>>44810Someone else getting on the drawing wagon. Love the pic man.
>>45091Luckily snakes are so easy to draw, even for me.
>>45091Fresh new meme
>>44357>>Say the truth. At this point oyu might as well say it before it blows to your faceSorry I got here so late. This is really fun to read. Looking forward to more!
>>Say the truth. At this point you might as well say it before it blows to your faceShe would probably be impressed, we also did it out of self defense
I have returned from my eternal slumber ! WIll go to writing soon after i get a snek-worthy dinner
You are suprised that she knows of your actions, no wonder she is valuable on the team despite her quirks. When you speak you try to be as direct and honest as possible. "Yesss i did. He tried to kill my friend. I won't try to excussse myself. What happened happened, though i would not act the same if i knew all the detailsss, but as he wasss trying to kill me and my friend i consssidered it the best courssse of action" You are unsure how she will take that, but it's the best you can do. The elf backs off to you and blinks. "Good. I do not like liars. The Silver Tongued Devil also slighted me. It is why i did not interfere with your conflict You proved to be his superior. " She looks down for a moment, bowing her head "I will gladly accept you in his stead, scaled one. ">Anythin to say in the shapeshifter lady
>>49125>I will gladly accept you in his steadWutU wan fuck? Snage dik? Elf bagina?
>>49162She means in the team. Probably. I mean she did tell you she hated him.
>>49174>ProbablySo you're saying theres a chance?
>>49179I don't think i should reply to that. And frankly, waifuing is probably currently at the top bottom of this character's priorities.
>>49188>no thinking with our two dicks all the timeWorst snakezero out of ten would not snake
>>49125>What are you?I archived the last thread here's the link http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/10535/
>>49125Sssso, what can you do? More in detail sssince it's obvious you can sshapesshift.
>>49231Yeah, I second asking what she is, but also tell her that we find her offer to join the team interesting, but that it depends on Alina. Protecting her is our first priority.
>>49231>>49227"What exactly are you ?" You ask, quite curious as of now "I wasss told yo can take formsss of animalss" "It's the opposite of that" She replies bluntly "I am an animal that can take the form like theirs. I am what they call and adept, much like you. The sea is my mother, and the beast's way i follow " Despite her simple way of speech, you can sense what you can only consider a deep sense of faith coming from those words."I ssseee.... You don't seem to care about monetary gainssss...why are you in thisss work ?" You ask after some thought, trying not to be rude.She frowns, eyes your every move as you uncoil slowly. "The life of a predator while thrilling and enjoyable, is no longer fully satisfying to me. I wish to know more, i wish to *feel* more. And through those two i have witnessed so many strange things. And i feel i have only yet scratched the surface of their world" A adventurous sort then. "That isss a very good causse. Thank you for sssharing that with me " You hiss, repeating the bow she did before>Bug the shapeshifter for soemone else>Say your goobye for now, and go talk to (Jax, Baxter, Alina)
>>49305Have you ever tried to wressstle with a ssnake? Might be a fun way to train and passs time.
>>49305something else* curse you stupid phone !
>>49305Go talk to Alina
>>49305Ask her how we should break the death of Zack to the rest of the team!
> break news to the rest of the crew> check on AlinaIf we are gunna waifu its gunna be with her not the shark girl
>>49305>Say your good byes for now, and go talk to Alinadon't want her to freak out by waking up and us not being around her less she decides she DOES want a pony instead of us. We're better then any damn pony and we will not lose that mantel.
>>49381Making new allies is never a bad thing.
You wave off the elf with your tails as you turn back to her and slither away. She nods, then jumps back on the sea from the prow. You see her form changin in the meantime, to a creature you don't really understand what it is, it looks like the one on the sign you saw at the resort...You slither to Alina's bunk again, who given her movements, is about to wake up. She slowly opens her eyes, and smiles as she sees your face. "M....morning" she says, between yawns as she stretches up "You woke up early." "I had ...thingsss to do "you say, enjoying the sensation as she scratches your head."I hope one of those things were fining clothes, cause like drek i'll be running around in a swimsuit in a boat with two strangers" She says, rubbing her eyes."For sssome reason, i doubt that's going to ba an isssue" you say, remembering your encounter with the shapeshifter.>Talk her about the personafixes>Ask her how you should brea Zack's death to the rest of the team. SHe's the most savvy social wise. >Talk to her about the shapeshifter
>>49464>>Talk her about the personafixesCyberdrugs are bad
>>49464>Talk her about the personafixes
>>49464>Talk her about the personafixes>Talk to her about the shapeshiftermight as well fill her in.
>>49464>>Talk her about the personafixesdrugs are bad mmkay
>>49464>>49496>Talk her about the personafixes>Talk to her about the shapeshifterGotta back anon here
Lost almost all my reply Fuuuuuuuuuck.
"Oh, you ssseee....i met the fourth member of their team....she's apparently an animal that can take a metahuman form. She'sss....erratic but trussstworthy.""Huh...never heard about that ALina says as she rubs her eyes "Well, the world holds far stranger and interesting things that i thought". She pets your head "Don't worry, you are still my favorite weird and interesting thing" she finishes with a smile. You hiss contently at the touch 'By the way...i think her transssformation does not let clothin persssissst. Ssssshe'ss naked all the time, isssn't that sssstrange for metahumans ?"Alina groans, and you can see she's slightly disturbe "Yes it fragging is, but i doubt she realizes. ANyway i'll try to not be distracted. Oh i'll bear with it, just tell her to put some clothes on while interacting with other people". She laughs a bit "Poor chummers those two..."While you enjoy her good mood, you have decided that the whole "personafix" issue needs to be adressed somehow.>Be direct . Confronation is the only way to shake her off her dependence.>Be subtle. If you are too aggressive she might become defensive and go back to her metaphorical shell.
>>49623>Be subtle. If you are too aggressive she might become defensive and go back to her metaphorical shell.
>>49623>>Be direct . Confronation is the only way to shake her off her dependence.Bad pinkie, we lub u and no want u take drug
>>49628>>49632Agreeing with these, be sensitive about it, but don't let her brush us off.>Any variety of BTL is a fucking bad idea...
>>49623>>Be subtle. If you are too aggressive she might become defensive and go back to her metaphorical shell.
>>49623>Be subtle. If you are too aggressive she might become defensive and go back to her metaphorical shell.It's a touchy subject, don't want to force anything.
>>49623Find an egg, then a frying pan. Show her the egg and tell her it's her brain. Then throw the egg in the frying pan and tell her "that is your brain on drugs." When she doesn't get it explain that it's a metaphor
>>49764Okay, maybe that's the better option
>>49764This this this
>>49764Wouldn't this require hands? or an assistant?
>>49874Life finds a way.
>>49764I laughed.>I still vote for using tact before we resort to eggy metaphors.
>>49874Time to get that cyber suit
Lost the effing post AGAINYou coil up to the upper bed to be on ALina's eye level. "Alina, may i ask you ssssomething persssonal ? You have been through a lot of sssstreesss and difficult situationssss recently. I would like to know if you are doing alright with ssssuch a sssstrain, given those sssituations might make you feel inadequate"She pats your head again and smiles. "Don't worry, it's really crazy and all, but i think i'm getting the handle of it, we have bigger things to worry about"Trivialization, as you suspected. You remember how worriedshe was when she saw your wounds last night, and how adamant she was that it was her fault.. Her fear is that she's "not good enough", that she's a dead weight and a liability. You are unsure how you can help with thatTwo set of choices.>Tell her you know she is using personafixes. You need her to know that if you are to help, and so prevent her her from lapsing to chips when talking to you.>Don't mention it. She will tell you when she feels ready to, and she may become suspicious or ashamed if you spill the beans, making her withdraw more into her fake personas. >SUggest you do some combat training together. If she gets better by herself and gain some experience she won't need a chip for that>Suggest you go meet the shapeshifter girl. If she's gotta kick out the Frag for good she needs to take her pedal off the metal from time to time.>Suggest you do something creative together. Something that'll anchor her in her true personality>Other
>>49924>Tell her you know she is using personafixes. You need her to know that if you are to help, and so prevent her her from lapsing to chips when talking to you.>Suggest you do something creative together. Something that'll anchor her in her true personality>slap snake tongue into her forehead, aka snake kissespls no drug, we paint with tail now
>>49924Bonding sesh with combat training. Use it to drill home the idea that we need to be able to TRUST EACH OTHER absolutely if we're going to fight together, and that a perceived weakness doesn't need to be a problem, as long as you let your allies know, they can cover it for you.Tell her that we need to be open with each other regarding any shortcomings or dependences we might have. Point some shit to her that we're not good at/weaknesses, and ask her to help have our back on them to make the point.
>>49924>Something creativeLets cook some scrambled eggs.
>>49924>Tell her you know she is using personafixes. You need her to know that if you are to help, and so prevent her her from lapsing to chips when talking to you.>SUggest you do some combat training together. If she gets better by herself and gain some experience she won't need a chip for thatJust say that we know, but we want her not to need it.
>>49944>we paint with tail nowReference to something?
>>49924>Don't mention it. She will tell you when she feels ready to, and she may become suspicious or ashamed if you spill the beans, making her withdraw more into her fake personas. >SUggest you do some combat training together. If she gets better by herself and gain some experience she won't need a chip for that
Rolled 1 (1d2)Three votes for combat training and three for creative stuff. Rolling for it
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>50152Rolling for combat training
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>50152My bad
>>50152Okay, a friend just told me how this works. Ignore me.
You move your head closer to your caretaker."Alina...." You begin, trying to finda way to say it "I do worry. Jax told me you are ussssing sssome ssshort of chipsss that are altering your perssssonality. Could we talk about It ?"Alina's face freezes as she blinks twice, looking at you in a way that starts with denial, and ends in absolute, utter devastation. She lowers her head, as if not even bearing to look at you.Pain.In your heart.You quickly wrap around Alina as you sense her sadness, before she considers anything dumb. "I don't want to berate you or be harssssh to you or anything else of the likesss of that. I...I just want to help you. And I will. Promisssse"She sniffs as you feel her whole body shake. "What's to help ? I'm just a rich good for nothing brat, that can't even defend herself""That'ssss not true...and both of usss know it""You think ? Tell me one thing, one fragging thing that I have accomplished that's not because of my last name ,or the privileges behind it " This is bad, the issue is perhaps deeper than you thought."Me" You say, as you gently slap her with your tongue on her nose."W-what ?""You heard me. Ever sssince we talked you have taught me sssso much about your world. I must assay that you have been quite helpful and affectionate. And to be brutally honesst, you were the only one that treated me asss a perssson until recently. I am extremely grateful for the way you treated me. You are certainly good for a lot of thingsss""Y-you mean that ? Really ?" She asks between sobs"Yessss" you say reassuringly.You spend a lot of time recalling all the moments Alina had been helpful to you. After she calms down, you uncoil and rub her neck before landing on the bed."Now....how about ssssome training ?Perhaps if you feel better about your capabilitiessss it will help you with your feelingssss of inadequatecy""I...I guess we could try" she says, scooping up her few tears. She feels much calmer, but you feel it would take more than a few hours to deal a who knows how long addiction.> Go to the deck and practice her hand to hand skills> Ask Baxter if you can borrow some old drones for target practice> Other
>>50801> Go to the deck and practice her hand to hand skillsKnowing how to deal with nonhuman enemies might be good too.
>>50801> Go to the deck and practice her hand to hand skills. We should probably recruit one of the other team members so she can practice fighting people. It's doubtful that most of her enemies will be a giant snake.
>>50801> Ask Baxter if you can borrow some old drones for target practiceGuns. Because commlinks can connect a gun's smartlink to a pair of AR specs, and since everyone who can afford them uses them, it won't make her feel inadequate for using a targeting computer.
>>50829If you can beat up a giant snake you can beat up a guy
>>50801> Go to the deck and practice her hand to hand skills.
>>50856>>50829>>50813Seeing as she already has martial arts knowledge, this seems smart. Plus she'll never get caught without a weapon. We're going to need to pick up a good shooter soon though, seeing as both Bal and Alina are close combat types.
>>50887I was under the impression her martial arts knowledge was a chip
>>50892Good point, but we can hope that she has some lingering aptitude/muscle memory if she ever has practiced, even if it was just a chip.
>>50905It doesn't seem like she has skillwires, so there won't be any muscle memory. The whole point of her using personafix chips was so that she could THINK she had aptitude without any of the work or cybernetics to get that aptitude. In a world of cybernetic melee implants that are as cheap as guns, vatware muscles, and magical physical enhancement, you need more than a few classes in close combat to be anything more than dead weight.
>>50801>Go to the deck and practice her hand to hand skills
>>50887Yea, I feel like you can get the hang of a gun much faster than you can grasp certain close combat tricks, and if she does find herself without a weapon at least she won't be completely useless.
>>50924Valid points actually.If her martial arts skills are completely imagined then I guess go for guns.If she does have some good tricks already, stick with hand-to hand, for the reasons >>50936 pointed out.So far she has a shock glove and an uzi, remember... Maybe a taser as well, but I don't know whether that was a close range one or a taser that fires from a small distance.
>>50000Nice quads by the way.
>>50992Oh yea! Sick
>Work on hand to hand
>>50992Nice quads picture
"Let uses ssstart with some closssse combat" you say at her as you ascend the stairs to the deck. You are curious if the years of close combat training were real or the chip talking."Uhhh....." She says awkwardly "After seeing you fragging geek people in a matter of seconds, and tanking bullets with your skin, going against you sounds a little, tiny bit scary"."Oh don't worry "You say, a little amused "I won't try to hurt you ""Me neither"She sighs as she stands against you in the sunlit deck of the yacht. Thankfully the shapeshifer is nowhere to be found, or she could scare Alina.The girl takes a combat stance in front of you as you rise like a cobra your head to her size. She seems a bit unsure, and there is not the cold hard determination from the chip.> Try a VERY weak sweep with your tail, test her defense> Wait for her to make the first move, take on the defense.Roll a d100 lads
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>51190>Try a VERY weak sweep with your tail, test her defense
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>51206seconded
>>51206I'm glad we succeeded at being weak
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>51190> Wait for her to make the first move, take on the defence.Let's see what she can do before we start pulling our punches too much.
>>51219>>51208>>51206Welp, either way, this is going to be good for Alina's confidence.
>>51229Or we hit her too hard...
>>51242We break her back and throw her into a pit prison
>>51190BTW did we ever get a description of how Alina looks?
Rolled 52 (1d100)Alina's roll
>>51265Not really that I remember
Rolled 70 (1d100)You decide to let Alina make the first move. You bend your body backwards, ready to spring sideways in the incoming blow. Alina makes a poorly telegraphed attacked that would normally be dodged. If your mind was not occupied to another task.Your senses switch to a different environment. You feel its related to your last vision. It seems to be in the top of a corporate skyscraper, though the fine details are fuzzy, as if you are underwater. The only clear figures iare the old lady for before, and a bronze skinned man with white hair and an executive suit. "So" the man says, sipping coffee from his cup "The slayer meets the prey for the first time. What you think the result would be ?""Hard to say" the old woman replied. Then you get punched. Hard.When you return to the physical realm, you see yourself on the ground, with Alina having a look of mixed enthusiasm and worry. "Im okay" you reassure her, rising back up .Gloves are off it seems. Or it would, had you any hands> Trip her with a tail sweep> Balthazar used tail slap !> Try to constrict her, but not harmfullu> Li
>>51581>> Balthazar used tail slap !
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>51581>Try to constrict her, but not harmfulluIf she can learn to get out of snake grapples, she can get out of anything!
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>51581>Try to constrict her, but not harmfullushould we roll
>>51581Omit the 4th one, bad typing
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>51581>Trip her with a tail sweep
much nicer round about. Though if rolling low leads to more vision quests I am not against that.
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>51581>Balthazar used tail slap !
>>52026>Balthazar used tail slap !Let's test her defences!
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>51581Tail slap. Unlikely to do too much hurt, easier to dodge or try to block - people instinctively block strikes to their upper body and heady much easier than strikes at their feet and legs.>Liwhat is Li in this context?
>Balthazar used tail slap !
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>51265I always imagined her like Boone>>52113Just a mistype on my part. You quickly retaliate with a rapid whip-like movement of her tail. To her credit, Alina manages to raises her hands to parry the tail in her upper body in time. However, she blocks the furtherst segment of the tail, allowing the rest to whip her back. She lets out a cry of pain as she almost falls to her knees, but the last moment she manages to get back up and regain balance. Given the force this would leave quite a bruise. Tinges of guilt already fill your mind, but she easily reads your expression and smiles. Alina suddenly springs to action, closing the distance between you and delivering a low kick with her right leg aimed at your lower body.>Roll to dodge !
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>5248196 is gonna be hard to dodge unless we've got hidden modifiers.Also, is it just me or do you keep changing your ID?
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>52481>96Huh. Either Alina really did take some aerobic kickboxing to go along with her rhythmic gymnastics, or she's a natural.
>>52520I move around a lot
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>52481fuck
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>52481do a snekflip
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>52481We did not expect this, senpai!
>>52582Okay so "senpai" just got autocorrected to "senpai'. Someone explain?
>>52582OMG! (f-a-m) gets corrected to senpai... How weird...
>>52628It's been implemented as part of the wordfilter for months now.
>>52613Has it been a while since you've posted on 4chan, or are you just new?Some words get wordfiltered. I think the current ones are baka senpai desu, but I'll let you figure out what they are. Cuck->kek used to be one, but I think they took it off for some reason.>using a nameOh, nevermind. Figured it out.
>>52652I just usually never post on 4chan, so I guess you could say I'm new, yea.
>>52690Protip: Take off that name unless you're running the quest. Especially since we've got IDs here.
You barely dodge the kick with a rapid movement of your body, but you realize something as she stops her movement midway. It was a feint ! Which means-OwThe true thread was an uppercut with her left arm, that sent your head flying upwards, quickly followed by another punch from the right hand, that threw you sideways. Alina...was much better than you thought. "F-frazzles ? A-are you alright ?" SHe asks concerned. You raise again, grunting in approval. You have taken far worse punishment than a few mundane punches. >SNek headbutt!>Another Slap!>Time to constrict her until she relents>Give up. You have validated that she;s very skilled. Your difference in natural capabilities is too different for this to be an equal match anyway
>>52768If he consistently contributes art, that'd be another acceptable reason to namefag between threads.
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>52782>Another Slap!
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>52807Hooo boy
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>52782>Time to constrict her until she relentslow roll go!
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>52782Snek headbutt! It's time for boop!>constrictI thought we were venomous, not a constrictor. Both?
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>52782>SNek headbutt!
>>52481>I always imagined her like BooneNo wonder she's taking drugs if she looks like that
>>52782>Time to constrict her until she relents
Fighting the spirnning in your sight and the ringing in your eyes, you coil as tightly as you and launch yourself like a sping to Alina ! She tries to sidestep you but the crimson meteor that you are is faster, hitting her right in the sternun. Alina was launched in the air, hitting on the metal fence around the edge of the boat with her back. She lets a scream of pain that makes your heart throb, but gets up again and takes her combat stance again, breathing heavily and shaking lightly. >Call it a tie. You don't want to seriously hurt her and it seems she won't quit anytime soon>Keep going. She needs to learn she can't win every fight and sometimes getting away is the best option
>>53219>Call it a tie. You don't want to seriously hurt her and it seems she won't quit anytime soon
>>53219>Call it a tie. You don't want to seriously hurt her and it seems she won't quit anytime soonwe now know she can throw a punch, that's really all we wanted to see.
>>53219>Call it a tie. You don't want to seriously hurt her and it seems she won't quit anytime soonReading about her in pain makes me sadbut seriously though, who is Boone? Is this some /tg/ meme character like Cultist-Chan or something?
>>53219It's a tie, this time. Nearly killing her probably won't look very good to, well, anyone, and failing at the "nearly" part would be disastrous.
>>53273Yes. Look her up on 1d4wiki.
>>53273she's from the first quest i ever read, Boonequest
>>53219>Call it a tie. You don't want to seriously hurt her and it seems she won't quit any time soon
>>53333 (nice get)This, also use it to make the point that even if you think you've got shit in hand you cannot let your guard down, else you end up flat on your face with a snake-bruised sternum.
>>53408Haha. Second time on this thread today.
"Letss...call it a tie" you say, as you get a feeling of your own wounds. You underestimated her and pulled your punches, but she still held her own pretty well."How... how was i ?" she asks with a painful smile as she stumbles towards the stairs."P-pretty good " you admit as you follow herYou feel her astral aura flare as you utter this phrase. She's...beaming with happiness. If you knew that's all it would take, you would have done it ages ago. >Go see Jax about the data>Meet Baxter and ask about the route you are following>Try to find the shapeshifter
>>53678>Meet Baxter and ask about the route you are following
>>53678>Go see Jax about the data
>>53678>>Meet Baxter and ask about the route you are followingseems like the quickest option then we can bug Jax about the info.inb4 this thing comes out of the waters.
>>53678>>Go see Jax about the dataOkay, sick. Alina can handle herself in a fight. Next time let's give her a gun.
>>53678>>Go see Jax about the data
After getting a couple of trauma patches from Alina's medkit, you decide to talk to Jax. The old hacker seems to have retreated on his room for the time being, but a knock from Alina quickly alerts him. "took you long enough" he mutters as he exits his room, his deck in hand."So, what exactly did you find ?" Alina asks, her mood slightly worse than before, sounding impatient."Well, first one about the crash on the Atlantic." He says as he opens up his commlink "There's a massive restricted area around the crash set up from most triple A corps. They say it was a solar flare .malfunction but my friends in the shadows doubt it. The are multiple runs funded as we speak to break into the wreckage. I dunno whats inside, but apparently its something one would pay seven digit numbers to have""Thats strange" Alina frowns in thought "If it was my dad the corps could have easily recover him, what kind of drek would make them create a safe zone and classify everything ?""Drek if I know" Jax says while shrugging"Now for the main crazy thing: Vogel is resigning from Ares""W-what ?!" "You heard me. He says he takes full blame as the head of AresSpace program for the crash and resigned. Either way, this kinda blows your theory about him wanting to take over the corp""Not necessarily" Alina says while going back and forth "As of know, the ground forces at the port will have noticed Graham is missing. Perhaps he got air someone got out of his little deathtrap and now he's trying to hide back before all this blows on his face, letting his nephew take the blame. ""Or its part of his plan. Ares goes tits up with its two highest shareholders missing, then appears out of nowhere like a knight on a white horse to rescue the company and pull it out of the muck" Jax shrugs again>Anything to suggest /tell Jax ?
>>54072Is there any big projects that Ares was working on recently? What exactly does Ares work on? I could see if a big project got cancelled there could be some angry people willing to get back at the company.What do we know about Vogel's past? Any shady business that's been brought to the light before?
>>54122>What exactly does Ares work on?Combat hardware and space stuff(?)
>>54153Sounds about right but it's good to get an affirmative. I am coming into this more blind than our MC
>>54153Ares is a megacorp. Those kinds of business work through a massive number of subsidiary companies owned to them. Every mega will have its leg to almost all money making areas, though all specialize to some degree. Ares in particular is renowned for its firearms, private military contractors , space program,heavy industry and the Knight Errants, which are basically private sector police. You probably know these through AlinaAres had some hard times after they basically made New coke: The gun, but its still one of the richest corporations on the planet
>>54242When then shoot my rambling about an angry former group or individual seems to not be as harebrained as I first thought.
>>54072Is there any way to know how the other AAA's are handling this?What about what Vogel's nephew? And how is the coverup of the resort massacre going?The Ares CEO is missing, presumed dead, and no one wants an interview with his daughter? Not even Horizon?We should have watched enough tabloids and entertainment news with Alina to know something is up if this is the case.
>>54072Ask him if there are any underground channels that Aries might be using to communicate secret stuff. See if Alina might know of any, she is the CEO's daughter, after all. She should know something of Aries internal workings.
>>54423Well se did have com codes for atleast some to execs
Is OP still alive?Also attempted to draw Alina based on some images of Boone that I found
>>55043OP tends to dissapear for long periods, also finally caught up.
>>54242>Ares Excalibur>New Coke: The GunThat's terrifyingly accurate.Pic related, for those who don't know.
QM what time zone are you in so we can get a better Idea of when you'll be posting >"How long until we reach the Horizon bassssse."
>>57161Sorry everyone, there has been an emergency last night. My timezone is GMT+2 and I live in paydebts land. Ill see when I can post from phone.
>>57224did Ares track you down?
>>57224Hope everyone's okay on your end. Just nice to know your back.
>>57457He must have borrowed a dollar from one of their employees to buy a soda, and with that being half of the Greek GDP a debt collection kill team was automatically dispatched by an Aries AI algorithm.
I have returned home and shall proceed with posting !
>Is there any big projects that Ares was working on recently?Alina answers that before jax does. "Dad was talking recently about a rifle to clean Are's stain from the whle Excalibur debacle. I am not really sure what he was talking about but i think it operated on advanced gyrojet technology. Other than that there's the launching of the new Ares space station but that is probably not going to happen with Vogel's resignation anytime soon">Is there any way to know how the other AAA's are handling this?Jax shrugs "Most of them have made the same almost carbon copy speeches about space safety and how sorry are for the loss, but that was expected. For inner info that would need a dedicated team of runners, as you would expect. If i could bet, i'd say they are all getting the hibbie jibbies about Zurich station being compromised and that they are currently looking for a suspect. ">What about what Vogel's nephew? "Hell if i know, he's the head of the secret effing service of Ares, i doubt a single session of long haul matrix searching could give me any insight what the guy is doing. He did make a press conference about cracking down on CFD, probably a prelude to making the massacre public. ">And how is the coverup of the resort massacre going?" As good as you'd expect. I bet A.I.S.S. has silenced any associates of the dead ones. Whistleblowing would be profitable as hell in this case but ya'know, not lot of people have the right kind of guts for this. But in my opinion it's a matter of time" >The Ares CEO is missing, presumed dead, and no one wants an interview with his daughter? Not even Horizon?"THey do, but the A.I.S.S. has uspposedly put her under a tight security blockade on her father's protocol in case things went south. Horizon is nosy though, i don't think that facade will last for long. Especially since when the big D is confirmed dead and his will is made public.""THat's strange " Alina says, deep in thought, " I supposed thye would say i commited suicide or that i was a CFD victim like the rest on the resort. What kind of game are theyplaying ?" >ANy underground channels to contact Ares ?"I know a few" Alina replies again "But i bet the A.I.S.S. may be monitoring them. I don't think we could risk it">Anything to comment on/ask ?
>>58027Two choices; we keep quiet, or we go loud. At the moment Alina can be tracked anywhere - we'd need her SIN burned if she doesn't want to flag every Ares and lonestar precinct when we make Landfall.OR we hook her up with another firm publically as an attempt to keep anyone from killing her.The first is a lot safer honestly, but means she'd have to give up on any revenge or luxury for the short term.
>>58027Is there anything on this yacht we could use to provide Horizon with some test results showing Alina is clear of CFD?And this is an Ares yacht? Could AISS track this yacht somehow?
>>58041>>58027Throw these two questions to the gang and see what they think. We can empty her personal accounts while we get her SIN burned.
Wait, wait,Someone apparently killed DAMIEN KNIGHT?The guy wrestles dragons and shits Ares Alpha guns.
>>58056He is PRESUMED dead. THough you have no idea how he could survive his shuttle crashng on the middle of atlantic
>>58062Oh, is THAT all?The old man is gonna be pissed off.
>>58027Ask Alina's opinion on what we should do
>>58155Options are:1: live on boat for rest of lifeNote: this will be until Ares mages track her down with magic and the killteam arrives2: Hook up with Horizon and let them hold Alina as a bargaining chip3: Burn Alina's SIN, drain her accounts and hide until Alina can get this sorted.
>>58194I like option 3 but we should also look for rebels against corporations.
>>58214>rebels against corporationsThe last time someone did that, they set off nukes and caused Crash 2.0.Everyone wants to kill the people who did that.
>>58205Do we remember the basics of CQC?
>>58194>Burn Alina's SIN, drain her accountsSure, go ahead and confirm that Alina is still alive rather than having a fake SIN created and used. I'm sure that AISS isn't watching all of her accounts for any activity indicating she's still alive.
>>58267We drain the accounts while we burn her SIN. Can't track her if there's no SIN*.What, did you expect for the team to burn her SIN for free without payment, pro bono?We don't have any funds to pay to get it done if we don't grab them and run.*this is not actually true
>>58267That's not how SINs work. Your SIN a link to your fingerprints, DNA, samples of blood, all that crap. You can get a fake SIN, but when someone actually scans your face from a photo and gets a good iris shot, and feeds that into an ID computer, it'll spit out Alina's SIN and her identity.You need to burn her SIN so that her personal information can't be tracked back to her. That means someone hacking into the various registry offices and relinking Alina's SIN to someone dead, or messing with the index so her DNA on file gets misplaced, or someone burns her fingerprint file or simply brute force destroying a whole swathe of data and corrupting the backups.You can't just get a fake SIN while you have an existing SIN - it'll last for as long as someone actually checks the info into a database and find that it matches with Alina's SIN. That's why you need it burnt if you go underground.
> Is there anything on this yacht we could use to provide Horizon with some test results showing Alina is clear of CFD?"We COULD" Jax says with a sigh "But with all the paranoia about this and the whole Monad debacle i doubt any corp will just straight up accept that claim, no matter how many results you got. They would probably feel the need to run their own tests. THat's why Bax decided we go to the Horizon facility instead of just contacting her. Which i don't really think it's a good idea, for you or us ""Why sssso ?" you ask Jax. He seems to be much more experienced in such matters than either of you, so his opinion weighs heavily in you mind."Well, never forget that Horizon is a corp. And all corps put profit first. What if instead of making her case public they want to blackmail Vogel ? Or if the keep her in a cell for a dreklong of time to be used as a PR weapon against Ares whenever they feel like it. Be it now or in a decade. Hell, if she inherits Dam's stocks, she might just be the spearhead of placing a Horizon puppet on Ares. ""Well, what do you suggest then ? " Alina asks, clearly worried. Perhaps her plan about Horizon was not as planned as she made it seem.Jax retrieves another cup of soycaf as he lounged on a dirty sofa. "Right now, Ares doesn't know you are alive. Sure, Graham's kicked the dust, but he had your kill confirmed before our watery friend ate him. This is just a case of runners killing the Jonshon and running with the money. Not really good for us but better than carrying a top priority target. Sure Ares will look into our case, but i heavily doubt they will put much effort in it, they got too much drek on their plate. What i suggest ? Find a fake SIN, keep your head down for a few months, get access to yours or your daddy's accounts and drain as much cash as you can and burn your SIN. ""That's your proposal ?! " Alina exclaims angrily "Throw everything my father worked for and let his murderer run his company ?!""Hey girl, calm down. Currently you are not ALina Knight. You are a nobody on the run from an AAA corp. I'd rather live in the shadows than try to take on an AAA corp or spend my life as Horizon's bargaining chip, but that's just me. You are grown girl, take whatever decisions you want, but you won't go far with that attitude">WHat do you say/suggest ?
>>58354Stick with Horizon, or even go Evo. Going into the shadows means that when Knight's will goes public, that Alina is out of the picture and Vogel's plan goes ahead, just as he planned.
>>58354Ssss. Cannot take revenge if you're dead or usessed as a tool by another corp. Better to take your time to sssssurvive. It'sss how lived.
>>58391Uh, no. We are the very personification of "tool of a megacorp", and we've done pretty well.
>>58354Damn, forgot trip
>>58407That mega Corp was run by Alina's father, who has a vested interest in not betraying us at the drop of a hat. Horizon on the other hand couldn't give less of a shit about us if they tried. Going underground is our best option for now.
>>58460We need to go to ground, then find people in the corp who our father trusted and were his freinds. e.g. his secretary. Contact them without their internal police finding out, then with results that are verifiable from multiple sources, go public with being alive, the events at the resort, and the fact it was a set up.This should allow us access to resources through the trusted individual, let us feck off into the dark if we need to, and get the court all up in this buisness investigating things. With magic its just a matter of time till it all comes out.
>>58460And what, just survive?Taking smalltime milk runs because we have no marketable skills?
>>58479We are dual-natured,and we are a 8 metre long venomous snake. I'd be fucking terrified if a giant snake using adept powers showed up. So,I think these are marketable skills.
>>58662We aren't a trained adept and we'd be toast against anyone who has more combat experience or is actually trained. The jobs we could take are going to be very limited.
>>58479We can star in Harry Potter adaptations.
>>58670I'm pretty sure we did receive combat training from Aries, but I'm not sure how extensive it was nor do I know if it extended to Adept stuff. Mind giving us some clarification, OP?
>>58709You were trained in physical combat and bodyguard business, but nobody knew you were an adept.
>>58726Why would they train a snake to be a bodyguard instead of a bodyguard? Unless they knew we were a naga, who are all awakened.
>>58709We got some adept powers at the beach earlier,though. Unless I am mistaken.>>58754Element of surprise,omae. We are "just an exotic pet that's better than a pony."
>>58754You were raised during the time they just thought nagas are awakened snakes instead of metasapients.
My suggestion, is to take Alina aside and have a talk with her about what she wants to do. If she suggests anything that sounds reckless try and steer her towards caution instead. We want our pinkie happy but we want her alive and well more.
>>58909That is a good suggestion.
>>58909Sounds good to me
Before an arguement erupts, you tactfully poke Alina's leg with you tail, before going outside. She raises an eyebrow, before sighing and following you on the top deck. "What is it ?" She asks, slightly angry but far calmer than moments before."I would prefer to talk in private about thissss" you say slowly, basking into a slopy surface of the yacht to look better at Alina "I underssstood from before that you wissssh to take revenge for Vogel's transssgresssionsss. But you seem to have doubtsss about Horizon. WHat do you intend to do ?""I...i don't know really" Alina says with a second sigh as shepets you "I feel like i am hitting against a wall. I really want that fragger pay for everything he has done, and while Horizon seems the obvious choice, but with Volger's recent moves it seems i don't have all the pieces of his little plot, and i don't know if i ever will. It's just....i feel no matter what i'll do he'll be two steps ahead.""THat'ssss a normal feeling to have when you are against a masssive corporation" you say reassuringly "I'm ssssure you can figure ssssomething out""Well, currently going low and burning my is the most optimal solution, but then i lose my greatest weapon: My SIN. Unless i can prove i am Alina Knight, nobody is going to listen to me, and while life in the shadows does not sound as bad as death or life on a corp cell, I am not sure that a nameless mostly inept person could survive more than a few years"She suddenly looks at you in a different, more worrying way. "I...i never asked your opinion. Sorry....what do you think ?">I think you should risk it with Horizon, they have more to win if they make it public>We can survive together in the Barrens and the shadows until you manage to get the funds to get back at Vogel. I'll protect you. We tell them we leave at next port.>Perhaps we could join these shadowrunners. They seem skilled and they have much to win from a cooperation in the future. >Other
>>59342Join the shadowrunners... Whatever we do, it can't hurt to have these guys at our back...
>>59342>>Perhaps we could join these shadowrunners. They seem skilled and they have much to win from a cooperation in the future.
>>59365>>59342There needs to be a decision on the SIN issue. It's important to be able to verify her identity, but is it worth the risk of keeping?Is there anyway to prove that Alina is Alina if she's SIN-less? If she's willing to burn her SIN then I say we join the current group. They seem skilled and we have some measure of rapport going, though the whole Zack thing might be an issue.
>>59399Depends on how it gets burned. As >>58336 pointed out, there are many ways of burning a SIN, from mismatching biometrics to literally erasing it.
>>59418I feel like one day being able to verify who she is would be super useful, but we can't afford to go up against a mega-corp on the daily... Can I vote in favour of joining the current group, but having Alina adopt a "ghost" runner identity? As in she wears a mask, goggles, and gloves at all times to avoid cameras/iris recognition/fingerprint recognition (apart from in completely of the grid locations like the boat, very private rooms etc.)? Swear everyone on the crew to secrecy? Obviously it's less safe than erasing the Sin, but I think it's a good balance of risk/reward... >Plus, a little risk can add to the adventure (as long as we keep a close eye on pinky).
>>59471That sounds like it would make it very, very hard to actually do runner things.
>>59342>I think you should risk it with Horizon, they have more to win if they make it public
>>59342>Perhaps we could join these shadowrunners. They seem skilled and they have much to win from a cooperation in the future.I would hardly call you inept, you have a breadth of experience that many shadowrunners would never be able to replicate and an intimate knowledge of how corps work, this way you can use the safety of not being Alina Knight and a way to make money enough to figure out the plans of this coup. There is no shame in taking time and careful steps to completing your revenge.
>>59365>>59399We don't know these runners well enough to know whether they'd rat us out if the pay is good enough.
>>59471Isn't the astral identity linked to her SIN,though? if any Ares mages see her,regardless of disguises,we'll be fucked. However,that's up to the QM,I guess.
>>59496I think masks/goggles/gloves are actually fairly commonplace amongst runners. They can be functional items too remember!
>>59528That's a good point... Can we discuss with Alina and Jax our methods for SIN identification avoidance?
You know, shes gotta have a lot of PR experience as part of her whole training to be an exec. This group recently lost there negotiator under...tragic...circumstances and could use a new one, I'm sure she could fit the bill.
>>59528Like every wagemage you meet will have access to the top secret files of Ares inner members
>>59555We don't know the full scale of the conspiracy. If Ares ever manages to track us down and somehow recognizes her,we are screwed forever. True,it's unlikely to happen,but better safe than sorry.
My suggestion; burn the SIN linking Alicia to it, and when we need to ID her, we can do it as her giant snake pet that was Alicia's.Also, this is meta knowledge, but there is *no way in hell* Damien Knight would go down to a shuttle crash. And he'd be able to ID his daughter.Have faith in the bastard that made it to the top of Ares! (Unless he's the REAL mastermind behind all of this)
>>59584I don't know I reckon risking identification by the 0.1% of Ares mages who are informed enough to recognise her is worth keeping the a SIN from the pinnacle of society, that is our only way to prove that she is who she says. I'm still voting for Alina to assume a veiled shadowrunner persona.Plus, I would imagine they've got some serious security/alarms on anyone accessing Alina's files atm. I'd rather risk having to snek-smash a mage possibly at some point in the future maybe.
I suggest burning the SIN and going under also>Perhaps we could join these shadowrunners. They seem skilled and they have much to win from a cooperation in the future. They could use her to fill the niche of the guy they lost and we make a shockingly good infiltrator. In fact you could call us solid snake.
>>59586>and when we need to ID her, we can do it as her giant snake pet that was Alicia's.Why would they believe the words of a snake?And what evidence do we have that we're not another 8-meter long dual-natured snake, of which there were quite a few from the breeding operation that produced us.
>>59586Bearing in mind they didn't even know we were sapient pre-conspiracy, I don't think anyone wil have a strong enough relationship with Alina's pet snake to take our word for it, especially if this is all some elaborate plot. Who will take the word of a talking snake over a well respected exec with a private army and more cash than he knows what to do with?
>>59584>>59586>>59626>>59614Guys, you're also forgetting how cool a crew of a giant talking snake, a shapeshifting elf/shark(?), an orc with an army of robots, a techno-wiz old guy, and a masked aristocrat/martial-artist sounds... Really fucking cool
Forgive me for even suggesting this, but couldn't the problem of her identity be solved by blackface or by excessive usage of a turban?
Well for now I say we keep the SIN. We can always attempt a burn later on, and the burning process itself might be a bit tough.Let's ask to join the crew and try lay low for a while.
>>59613Well. Whatever we do,we must do something abou Alina's appearance,especcially if we do as >>59552 said. She won't be able to use masks all the time,and depending on how well known she is,there's a chance the common Joe might recognise her.(I'm sort of throwing ideas around,because we don't know exactly how it works,living in a terrarium for most of our life and stuff.)
>>59655>>59471>>59667>>59650It's all coming together now lads... By use of a terrifying face paint scheme, weird contact lenses, gas masks, bandanas, balaclavas, veils, goggles, visors, helmets, and gloves we'll hide our ward as a crazy masked runner.
>>59636Burning Alina's SIN also means that any potential allies lose a way to verify that it actually is Alina asking for their help.
Most are voting for runners so new subvote for SIN. Please reply to this vote in a clear manner> Burn her SIN>Don't burn her SIN
>>59771>>Don't burn her SIN
>>59771Don't burn SIN. >Burning a high profile SIN has its own risks. >Masks and disguises all day!
>>59771Don't burn her SIN
>>59771Don't. I feel like it's pointless if you do, basically you're burning bridges with everything so far and you can never strike back.There's two things bugging me: how can we prove a conspiracy?And can we use our identity as a snake to infiltrate unnoticed to an extent?
>>59771>Don't burn her SIN
>>59803Have Alina tested and proven free of CFD. The people at the resort looked like they were being killed by Ares Internal Security teams. Graham, if he was still alive, could have provided the orders from Vogel authorizing the massacre under the auspices that everyone, including Alina, was infected. By proving she wasn't, Vogel's reasoning and actions become suspect.
>>59771>> Burn her SIN
>>59837Do we have any other options except Horizon? Can we hope anyone in Ares would actually support us?Can we hope to find anything by hacking?Can we accuse Vogel of having CFD?
>>59771>don't burn her SIN
>Burn her SINWhile I'm for burning it, I'm happy that this is being thought through carefully. It's really a big, BIG thing to do, so the weight of the decision isn't to be taken lightly.
>>59771>Burn her SIN
>>59771>Don't burn her SINIt's risky, but I'm assuming we or someone in our group knows the extent of what our SIN tracks so we don't accidentally reveal her by not getting her thick goggles or gloves or whatever.Having her identity essentially be in sleep mode will hopefully prove useful once we get the necessary resources to actually use it again.
>>60168Theoretically we can just stash her in a safehouse until we can get into someone in Ares who we can trust* and get the company sorted out.That only leaves her at risk of ritual spellcasting tracking her down, which can be avoided.But we still have no funds with which to pay our runners with to help us.*because he would stand to profit from backing Alina rather than selling her out
>>59771Don't burn, her identity is worth more than many, many people's
>Make an offering of Indulgence for her SIN
"How about joining thesssse....ssshadowrunnersss for the time being ?" You ask, after some thought "If seems a way to sssurvive until we have accessss to your fundssss, and gain alliesss. If we are to attack Vogel on Aresss, we need to learn to fight a ssshadow war"She seems to shake her head "Unless I burn my SIN I am going to be a huge liability to them, and what do we have to offer them ?""Don't deprecate yourssself. I know how much you have been taking classsesss in thissss corporate program, and you know how corporationssss work unlike any other. Pluss you can defend yourssself and they just happened to losssse their negotiator on an....accident. Asss for you SIN...... If we take precautionssss I don't think it will be an isssue.""I'd need a dreklot of gear for that, but its doable" she agrees "But can we really trust them ? They are runners, the kind of chummers that would sell us out for the right price""They have reassson to disstrust after they lied to them, and the feeling mussst be mutual after they killed Graham.""But-""Hey chummers !" Jax yells from below deck "Not to interrupt your super secret talk or whatever, but there's a press conference you have to see" You both descend downstairs. Perhaps the corporate court took action ? Vogel's nephew spread the news about the massacre ? You expect a lot of things.What you did not expected when you two descended the stairs and looked at the massive ARO screen, was Alina Knight -even you could not make a difference between her and the one in your side-giving an interview to a swarm of journalists.Last post for tonight, feel free to discuss theories !
>>60201The only reason we can trust these runners right now is because if this all pays off, they'll be owed a favor from the top of a AAA corp. And thats the kind of backing a runner would kill for.
>>60317Welp. You snooze, you lose. If we had contacted Horizon sooner, we could have headed this off.
>>60317Probably clone and actual nano brain head.Or: quick magic/make up gig to be a doppleganger.Done on the fly straight up to discredit anyone else who comes forward, making our job harder.Unless we can find proof of a fake. We still have the origonal SIN though, which we need to keep if we have any chance of proving the real one in future.
>>60371the real way to tell would be their auras
>>60326They can sell Alina out now and get a favour from the top of an AAA corp already, and they did just try to kill her. Corp memories are long and if I were a runner I'd be worried about her holding a grudge or simply wiping them out to make sure her little BTL habit isn't known. Corp scum are known for that kind of terriblness, don'tcha know?On the other, other hand, they just failed their current contract and got their Johnson killed so they probably can't really get much recourse from Ares either. They're in as much shit as we are at the moment.It's probably ok to risk trusting them, just as long as we don't overdo it.
>>60317Hey guys, I have an awful idea... what if we kidnapped that Alina and interrogated her while swapping her out for the real Alina?
So ten bucks says fake Alina brings that one guy back in saying she wants someone to help her run the place so he doesnt look suspicious at all
>>60396That *is* an awful idea. We're going to put forth a good bit of effort to make sure the real Alina stays low; why would we metaphorically hand her over?
>>60396You've failed to say any awful ideas; I can only see brilliant, brilliant plans.
>>60435Because they made a perfect double, which means they wouldn't think its the real alina, they'd think its the double, then the double turns on them at an inopportune time.
>>60435The fake is going to take over the company reigns, or be a puppet, ish.But if we replace her with the REAL one, she's instantly got control, and she's LEGALLY in control, too.We'd not be metaphorically handing her over, we'd be getting into the seat of power.
>>60449Then they pop her and put in another fake one, these people killed mother fucking Damien Knight, do not underestimate them to the degree you think alina can just waltz in and take back over
>>60471Optimistically interrogating the double would give us the men behind the mirror.
>>60488Or they remotely pop their head off with a killswitch implantAnon there is a reason shadowruns is a slang term for paranoia
>>60488Maybe, but while they're doing that, they have the real Alina - that's what a swap does. If she does something that signals whoever's in charge that she's not their fake, >>60471 could very well happen, and regardless of finding out who's behind all this, we'd be a pretty bad snek if we let our owner die.
>>60504Can't killswitch if its clean. As I said though, awful idea.
Did ares happen to recently make a deal with a dragon?
Don't know anything about Adepts or Shadowrun in general but if we have access to any hypnotism powers I vote that we get those as soon as possible, pic related.
>>60880>hey guys i have a hypnotism fetish: the postPlus, requiring extended eye contact and being pretty obvious about it means it probably wouldn't be a very good ability, anyway.
>>61051gee I bet you're lots of fun at parties anon
Gah, fuck these "select all until none remain" captchas.>>61059It'd be neat and fun to have as extra, but I don't really see how useful it'd be, considering the limitations.
>>61079>Not intentionally failing those captchas to get a better one.
>>61079Anon I doubt most people would think "I bet that snake is hypnotizing me when it keeps making eye contact with me." theyd probably just think "WHY IS THERE A GIANT FUCKING SNAKE JESUS CHRIST WHY IS IT LOOKING AT ME PLEASE NO"
>>61096It doesn't work if they avoid eye contact with the GIANT FUCKING SNAKE.Admittedly, it would definitely be pretty fun to mess with people we could already manage to get in our coils.>>61092I can fill them out with the numpad, so it's not the worst thing. I tend to skip the stuff that isn't 3x3 though, because I'm too lazy to use the mouse more than necessary.
>>61140You dont get to avoid eye contact with the giant snake
>>60880There's compelling voice, but no compelling gaze.COMMANDING VOICECOST: 0.25 PP PER LEVEL (MAX 3)Adepts with this power have a knack for convincing people to believe them or do things for them in certain situations. For every level of this power, an adept gains a +1 die to any Opposed Intimidation or Leadership tests that they initiate (normal limits apply). If the adept succeeds, then the target(s) will agree to or follow the adept’s next suggestion or command, within reason and depending on the situation. A subject won’t normally harm himself for example, but he may be persuaded that the pretty-boy elf over there was making moves on his girl/guy and that punching said elf is a good idea. Or an adept may convince a corporate secretary to give up some dirt on her boss.To keep this power in check, gamemasters can also grant targets a situational bonus based on how inclined the subject would be to believe the adept. An adept can attempt to use this ability on up to (Charisma) people at a time, with a –1 dice pool for any additional subjects.
Since AISS already put forward a Fake-Alina, isn't it also possible that THEY burned Alina's SIN by switching the biometrics to that of the fake?
>>61558It's possible, but probably not something we should count on. Plus, if it's actually a clone or whatever, that could still properly trigger the ID stuff to "confirm" the SIN.
>>60880Doubt we would be that powerful.In the jungle book (as in actual book) Kaa is strong enough a hypnotist that he could force an entire city of monkeys to step, slowly to their deaths with the sound of his voice. Well i say a city, he was just making a point and ate till he was full.
So has this been archived yet or no?
>>62599Ugh, whoever archived it archived the wrong quest!
>>62599Vote for archival here http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstvote.html note spoiler before votingMy clipboard glitched so make sure it is the right thread as my clipboard decided to be another thread im in without me noticing, and thus there being a wrong and right one. The right one Is "shadowrun #2", not the other one.
>>63674Sorry, my clipboard copied another thread somehow. The right one is there also
>>63742Hey, your formatting and tags suck absolute ass.Better tags would have been:Shadowrun Quest, Shadowrun, Snake, Naga, Bodyguard, Ares Macrotechnology, Collective GameAlso, the link you provided to vote won't go anywhere because it doesn't have any information on what thread it's voting on. The site uses information from the Vote button to determine which thread is being voted on. Your link is useless.
>>63778Sorry for trying.
>>63832Thanks for trying, and your heart's in the right place, but sometimes you should get your draft checked before committing your changes.
>>51581>and a bronze skinned man with white hair and an executive suit. Okay do, why is Lofwyr in our vision ?
>>64922Probably because we ended up choosing the Dragonslayer as our totem.
I have retured once again and shall go back to writing
Alina stands beside you, and you are pretty sure she can'[t be a fake. But here is Alina on the screen, giving a heart wrenching interview about her father."What...why...how can they even pull drek like this ?" Alina utters slowly, completely taken off by an identical copy of her soeaking on the screen."Hard to say " Jax replies as he observes the screen "I-doll drones can be advanced enough to impersonate someone with a good pilot program, but any mage would point out she lack an aura. My guess is they hired a magican that can change his aura. Pretty advanced stuff, but it's definetely not outside a megacorp's grasp.""So, what's their plan ?" She ask again, making circles " Have "me" take in chrage and fuck up, then Vogel comes in to to save the corp ?""Or "you: just ask for aid to run things, given your age, you hire "senior advisors" to run things. Besides this...whoever or whatever it is, is already running things behind the scenes. But it's probably a short term solution. Remeber what was the CC's reaction when a corp tried to impersonate a judge ?" Alina sighs and covers her face with her palm "Did this accomplish anything other than make us more angry and paranoid ?""Well, it means that the A.I.S.S. is lying on it's lower ranks. Graham was pretty damn sure that all of us had CFD because his boss told him so. Meaning that the conspiracy is not as deep as we originally thought. ""So we are not against the entirety of Ares, just the top heads. Such a relief" She replies sarcastically."Hey, at least that means your SIN won't get burnt" >Call Baxter downstairs. Break the news over Zack's death>Call Baxter and the shapeshifter downstais. Negotiate you two joining them.>Other
>>65897>Call Baxter downstairs. Break the news over Zack's deathAlso, I'm having trouble keeping track of the acronyms. What's AISS and CFD?
>>65897>>Call Baxter downstairs. Break the news over Zack's death
>>65897>>Call Baxter and the shapeshifter downstais. Negotiate you two joining them.I question how well breaking that news would go.
>>65933Ares Internal Security ServicesCognitive Fragmentation Disorder
>>65897>Call Baxter downstairs. Break the news over Zack's deathWe've been honest so far. Better to have this in the open before we commit to any kind of team up.
>>65897>Call Baxter and the shapeshifter downstais. Negotiate you two joining them.
>>65897>Call Baxter downstairs. Break the news over Zack's death
Finally... good idea to talk about the pretty boy
"If you may, can you call Baxter downsssstairsss ? I have sssomething to sssay " you ask Jax slowly, considering your options. It had to be made clear now. If you joined and then they ot the memo, they would never trust you. "Sure, what about ?" Jax says as he gets inside his bunk to recover a pricey commlink. "Zack " You say, after some consideration Jax shrugs "Oh, we know""W-what ?!" Alina stutters, her eyes growing wide and fear visible in her voice."Last time we talked he was about to kill you, then he stops responding. We can put two and twotogether you know. Plus our watery friend gave our girl the info before he went back to...whenever spirits go really""And...you are not mad ?" YOu ask, suprised . You would say that he was cold hearted but it's not something that would go well."WHy you think first thing Bax did after he learnt the Jonshon lied to us was to attack him rather than run ?" Jax asks "Besides, this was wetwork, not a tea party. People die, all the time. I'm gonna miss the smug bugger, but i'm wise enough to know the real fragger behind this was that setup of a run Ares hired us for. Well...Bax sees it a bit differently but don't worry about it, he's just frustated. Give him something to shoot at and he'll soon chug beers with you" "Sounds like your team wil need someone who's goot at negotiating and the like huh ?" Alina says with a smile "Damn right, after we leave you at Horizon we'll probably someone when we make port at Hong Kong ""Now that you mention it" you interupt "Me and Alina have decided that thisss might not be our bessssst option at the time being" Jax grins "So it's a Shadow life for you ? Null sweat chummers, we can drop you off at HK once we get there""Uhhh...actually" Alina says, as she tries to smile "We actually thought of rolling with you guys for the time being, " Jax blinks "You, a runaway from a megacorp that will probably have the whole of Ares settings their sights at you if you are uncovered, along with a magical talking snake, both with no experience in shadowrunning whatsoever, wants to join or team ?" "Once i manage to drain my accounts there is gonna be a lot of nuyen for you. And i have a lot inside info of Ares and the other triple As. And who knows ? If i ever manage to get my corp back, you will have someone on top of Ares owning you everything""Whoa whoa whoa miss" Jax says, tinged with fear and doing a "stop" motion with both his hands "I won't get involved to whatever crazy revenge scheme you have against guys capable of killing Damien Fraggin' Knight. ""Never said that you will " Alina replied with a wink "Some things that you learn in a corp is to keep ypour private matters away from business. And i doubt you are the U.C.A.S. treasury to tell me what i do with my money. Yes my identity is an issue, but if i take a few precautions it won't be a problem " SHe shrugs " And if i bring heat on you,you can just sell me out on Ares. >Cont
>>66533>he doesnt think we're qualifiedDoes he understand we are a ten meter long snake?
>>66533>Cont"Sell you out ? We killed an Are's high ranked official and we are housing a top priority target of theirs !" Jax snaps at her."Hm, then you would say that either way Are's is gonna be tailing you, either on info on myself should it be revealed i am alive, or not for killing one of their own. Seems your only way out of this is if a higher up in Ares thought otherwise" Her smile gets wider as she speaks like that "If only there was a way to put a person that owes you one there....""I...you..what" Jax grabs his head in frustration "Frag...am i actually considering this ?">Any arguements to put in your case ?
>>66557They already have a shapeshifter and a drone rigger.What they need is a mage, not an adept.
>>66578I AM A GIANT SNAKE, FEAR MEI KILLED THE FUCK OUT OF YOUR FRIEND AFTER BITING A SPIRITS FACE[AGGRESSIVE HISSING NOISES]
>>66578Right now they need some kind of magical backup for the shapeshifter, and unless one of them has a runner friend willing to join their team who is a mage, we're the best they're going to get who's a somewhat known quantity.
>>66594I do NOT second this.
>>66629thats nice anon
>>66578How about they let us on their team for a run or two and then they can kick us off if we're completely dead weight. Hell they can simply abandon us on the run if we're that bad.
>>66578Do we even know enough about the situation to make a guess as to whether or not they'll be after us or what they're even after here?
>>66699Satan please specify>>66578Mention the shapeshifter approved you. That gotta count for something.
>>66671Backing this, call it a trial period or whatever, with your money back.
You decide to offerthe little advice you can. "The one who sssshifts formsss sssaid ssshe approvesss of used" You hiss softly, rising to his height "And right now, I thinkwe are your besst oness you can count on. How about thisss... You jusssst cover our living expensssesss and we will not take a sshare in the next missssion. And if you ssstil think we are lacking, we sshall take our leave""Well...." Jax sighs " Free run sounds enticing, but don't expect me to go easy on you. If you frag up you are out"" We did not expect anything less from such a capable team leader as you" Alina finishes with a seemingly honest smile. "Dont start with the flattery just yet, you'll need it fir later" Jax mutters as he ascends to the yacht's bridge "Ill notify Baxt of the change in course. This is a fragging bad idea.....". The girl on your side relaxes on a couch, letting out a groan of relief "Well this seems to have been dealt with. Frag.....never expected to be an actual shadowrunner. God this will look terrible in the resume for CEO. " She absent mindedly pets your head "Thanks for the help Frazzles, I don't think I could have done it without you"> Try to find the shapeshifter. Tell her you are on the team> You are hungry, find something to eat, perhaps Alina can cook something for you.> Try to eavesdrop the conversation on the bride> Other
>>67188>You are hungry, find something to eat, perhaps Alina can cook something for you.
>>67188Let'ss get ssssome food.
>>67188>You are hungry, find something to eat, perhaps Alina can cook something for you.We haven't eaten anything since yesterday.
>>67188>> You are hungry, find something to eat, perhaps Alina can cook something for you.We were sort've a pet, we have to have mastered the art of begging for food by now. With adorable puppy dog..er... puppy snake? Eyes?
>>67303"long dog" eyes
>>67188>snek is hungry want food
Rolled 74 (1d100)You slither and climb into Alina's left leg, staring at her with your big, dewy eyes. "Alina...i have not eaten a sssingle thing sssince yessterday. C-could you cook me a meal ?" You ask, your voice getting raspy in an attempt to look weaker.ALina's face immediately change to one of guilt mixed with worry. "Omygosh you poor thing ! " She exclaims as she wringgles out of your grasp "YOu have done so much, you must be starving !" She rushed to the small place of hte lounge dedicated to a small oven, a medium sized fridge and a gas stove. She quickly opens her fridge to see if there's anyhting edible for a carnivore ...Roll for Allina cooking !
>>67466We are the hammiest snake to ever snek.>You slither and climb into Alina's left leg>into Alina's left legThat's gotta sting.
>>67480Assuming direct control
>>67480we have got to weigh over 150 kg that girls leg must be dead at least
>>67480Sorry for the mistake, here's a puppy eye snek to appease you !
>>67495How much does it fuck with the runners that we're alina's pet and our real name is frazzles?
>>67502I don't really understand the question, could you rephrase that ?
>>67515Does it not fuck with them that the giant 30 foot long snake that introduced itself to them as Balthazar is the pet of a 16 year old girl and is actually named frazzles.really I dont get how else to explain this
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>67466Surely Alina, a pampered daughter of an ultra rich CEO, knows how too cook
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>67466Chef, make me a feast
>>67526Alina is 18, she got you at 16. And yes, it is very unnerving to them that she apparently owns a snake capable of taking out a trained elf assassin.>>67544Uh oh...
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>67466Rolling.>>67544>>67570We can still fix this!
>>67590THANK GODwe were about to get food poising
>>67571I think >>67526 means more the dissonance that comes from how Alina and we act. It's sort of like Annie and Tibbers from League of Legends. Here's a relatively non-harmful-looking girl who just casually has a massive hellbeast of death and destruction under her direction. And as she's walking to lane, Annie occasionally says, cheerfully, "hop, skip, jump!" like she's a completely normal child who certainly doesn't have an unstoppable fiery deathbear as a teddy.
>>67622I think running the shadows exposes you to strange things, so maybe a giant snake that's subservient to an 18yr old girl isn't as strange as we think it is.
I'm scared for when they find out we lied about our name and make fun of us for it.
>>67833You dont just make fun of a 30 foot snake anon
>>67841You do when you have your entire team backing you. And when you find out its a 2 year old pet named frazzle thats in over its head.
>>67849>your entire team backing youWe killed one of his team and their shape shifting elf monster totally has our backAlso did I mention 30 foot snake? Because 30 foot snake, thats three stories, a bus length, 6 mega manlets, 3 giants. GIANT MOTHER FUCKING SNAKE
>>67600More like a gas xplosion !Alina seems to have managed to find something that makes the tip of your tail inadvertedly wag (that happens for some reason when you are really excited. YOu have no idea what causes it, and it's pretty embarassing for you when someone points it out.): A big, meaty steak. A real one too, you can notice from it's scent !Alina is not a coook, you are pretty sure she has probably ever cokked once or twice in her life, and one was to actually make something for you. It really messed up part of her room, and the brand new model of the PetitChef(TM) drone. But she tries to be more carefull now as she looks for some oil in a drawer. Soo, the air smells of the delicious smell of roasted meat, making you your sensitive nose overload with sensations. Alina does not bother with a plate, she just throws the steak once it was lightly cooked on your direction. Making a heroic leap, you catch the meat with your mouth, swallowing it whole with your next gulp. You take your time with that, savoring the sweet taste of cooked food. You are not really full, but given you are cold blooded that meal can hold you for a week. You did not realize a certain nake elf was behind you.Thread is in autosage, so i'm going to stop here story wise. THanks for playing ! However, there is one vote about the roll system. I have been using this one (d100) for a while, and to be honest it is not exactly enjoyable to me. Mostly because it is mostly chance based. I'd like to make it full SR, as the first thread's choices was actually a way to create your "sheet". It will be relatively rules light (most SR will be ignored), which i will explain below.> 10 Attributes and a lot of skills. >Physical attributes are Body (Toughness and Stamina), Agility ( Accuracy of movements and Dexterity), Reaction (Reflexes), and Strength (Self explaining)>Mental attributes are Logic (Processing speed of information, rapid calculations, concetrantion) ,Intuition ( 5 senses,perceiving your surroundings, "gut feeling"), Willpower (Sanity, Mental force, Mental constitution), and Charisma (self explanationary again)>Special attributes are Edge (Luck) and Magic (Magical power, you do nothing with it as an adept, you just gain more powers the bigger it is)>SKills are a lot, but snek knows few so not much bookeeping>Roll are a dice pool of d6 equal to Atrribute+SKill or Attribute+Attribute>FOr example if you try to tail slap some fool it's Agility+Unarmed combat (I will always say what you roll)>Every roll above 4 is a "hit", it's a success>More hits=THe better>Hits are either have a treshold of my choosing or opposed if you are up against something>Character sheet is practically ready>Will just have to look at the Csheet to see what to rollSo vote for>Keep d100>Switch to Rules light SR
>>67884I'll vote for light sr entirely because I want to get into sr and understanding dice better will help that
>>67884>Switch to Rules light SR
>>67884>You did not realize a certain naked elf was behind youWe're gonna get teased SO HARD.Rules-light with character sheet seems fun. Also because >>67920Probably best to link it in the next thread or have it be the immediate second post image.
>>67959>implying shes not gonna be assmad as fuck that we ate her steakI doubt anyone but the nudist shapeshifting monster lady would waste their hard earned creds on steak
>>67976Oh shit, I completely missed that Alina just found it. Whoops.
>>67884>Switch to Rules light SRcould be interesting, lets see where this goes...
SR it is. Thank you everyone for participating ! Next thread will be tomorrow post noon in my time
>>68588Hey, just so that you can have a bit of feedback...What I like:The setting is nice, but it's not really you who's creating it, so nothing you can do about it.How you ease us into the setting however is more noteworthy. I'm not really familiar with Shadowrun (though I should), but I managed to get into the story without having to stop every 10 sec to check for a specific word or saying.Rolling. People may or may not like rolling, but seeing luck have a saying is always nice. Of course, what die you use is up to you.What I DON'T like:Spellcheck. Please. It's really bugging me to see how some basic mistakes are made because you didn't think to check it back.The formatting you use is both monotonous and makes it hard to distinguish when people are talking and when there is a description. Use a hype, before a dialogue line to make your story more readable.Greentext. Sorry, but I feel that keeping the greentext as-is when the character is asking questions really breaks the immersion. That also breaks the flow of the text itself, so I suggest you either integrate the question within a dialogue or that you describe the discussion while giving us a recap. See >>58027Aside from that, I don't think I have anything to say, so good luck and keep writing!
>>68744Forgot to add:I can't really judge for your writing prowess seeing as I'm not really experienced, but so far it's been rather enjoyable to read.Also, I meant a hyphen.
>>68744I agree with most of that, although I don't know what you mean by>Use a hyphen before a dialogue line to make your story more readableIt seems pretty readable to me - aside from the spelling and grammatical errors, of course - so I don't know where you're getting lost. Of course, I do most of my reading from books rather than 4chan quests, so I'm pretty used to large chunks of text.Also, I disagree with your thing about greentext, assuming I've interpreted it properly; it's a good way to draw attention to the choices or prompt for Frazzles, similar to how a videogame might have a dialogue box that's differently-formatted to function as a selector, or how a CYOA book tends to bold the "If you want to check out the woods, turn to page 54. If the abandoned junkyard is more your style, turn to page 67" stuff.>See >>58027I think I see your point now. Still, it seems to only have happened once; for the most part, Frazzles asks our questions in his normal hissy voice.
>>67884>>69118>>68744I'll be fully honest. Gotta agree with the listed complaints, even if I've been a bit desensitized over the years. Mostly from low quality smut But yeah, it would be nice to run basic spell check and maybe work on formatting a bit.
>>69185In QM's defense I think he's posting from his phone a lot which definitely can contribute to confusing posts. But yeah sometimes spelling errors bring me out of it
>>67884Keep up the good work OPreally enjoying this just like to thank you for your hard work and amazing world building considering I knew nothing of SR before the first thread I feel really immersed aside from the couple of formatting and spelling glitches but it really doesn't detract very much in my opinion.
>>70359Honestly i feel like the spelling errors add to the new language and word changes lel