Welcome back to Kamen Rider Chronicles! You play as Reiko Yukihara, Genius Pro Gamer, bearer of the Gamer Driver and Bugster. You defend the streets of Seito City and are slowly working to bring Bugster and Humans together in order to finally put an end to Chronicle once and for all.In our last thread, the crew of Neo Cyber Rescue continued to fend off an attack by Gemn Corp against the Ministry of Health as they attempt to broadcast the truth of the Bugsters and Chronicle to the people of Seito City. Poppy and Asuna were injured in the attack and while helping protect civilians. Parado was caputred while attempting to help Yui escape the city and Hiiro's betrayal was discovered as he was the one leading the assault. Leaving Reiko shell shocked and succumbing to the pressures of leadership. Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=NovaQMMy Twitter for announcements and session times if I can't directly post them on the thread: https://twitter.com/nova_qm
Emu silently paces around the Taiga’s bed as he double checks all the monitors are working properly. He had gone through this routine multiple times in his internship but always under the supervision of a senior doctor, who up until recently was Hiiro. Now, however, he was alone and with no one to rely on lest the secret ongoings of NCR were revealed to the other hospital staff.While Revol’s announcement would reveal to the city Gemn Corp’s motives and plans, revealing NCR’s secrets would not only put the crew in danger but the lives of anyone else as well. The crew was stretched thin as it was and having to keep an eye on civilians that knew who they were would put more strain on their resources. However that would have to be something to bring up at a later point with Reiko and the others. Sighing Emu picks up his clipboard and goes over everything once more before committing to an action.Taiga has somehow managed to make his way to the hospital with all his current injuries, a testament to his insane will power or his tenacity. From his brief examination, Emu found that Taiga had:Broken his right arm and left legWhat could be fractured RibsA dislocated Right shoulderAnd the possibility of internal injuries.>What does Emu do?>Set the bones and cast them up. It’s the least likely to further aggravate Taiga’s injuries.>Try and pop Taiga’s shoulder back into place. Trying to move and patch Taiga up without doing so might run the risk of permanently damaging his arm and shoulder if not put back into place.>Run Taiga under and Xray. It’s better you know the full extent of his injuries before you choose a course of action.>Go get a nurse or two to help. You’re trained for surgery and general practice but you’re not confident enough to do this alone. Bringing them in runs the risk that the rest of the hospital will learn of what goes on down here but that’s something you’ll have to deal with later. A life is on the line.Emu is a trained surgeon, maybe even brilliant, however he’s never worked alone and without supervision. Plus he has no help so he’ll be rolling at 1d20+4 for these choices.
Rolled 17 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>4169495>Run Taiga under and Xray. It’s better you know the full extent of his injuries before you choose a course of action.
Rolled 12 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>4169495>Run Taiga under and Xray. It’s better you know the full extent of his injuries before you choose a course of action.
>>4169506>>4169530Running an Xray. Nice rolls. Writing.
“Hang on there Taiga. We’ll make it through this.” Emu mutters as he tentatively moves his patient on a gurney and to the x-ray room. It felt so surreal seeing Tiaga in the state he was. He was a survivor, the man who defied everyone and continued his fight against the bugster virus even after being disgraced. Seeing him broken and limp on the gurney felt...wrong and Emu was determined to make sure Taiga would be able to go back to being his brooding self.---A eerie feeling of deja vu washed over Emu as he quietly examined the x-ray results of another one of his teammates. Unlike the previous case however, Taiga’s injuries weren’t nearly as catastrophic. 4 of his ribs were cracked and another 2 had hairline fractures. While the healing process would be incredibly painful and he would have to undergo therapy it was far better than the alternative or a rib punching a hole in his lungs.Further x-rays in Taiga’s abdomen showed signs of internal bleeding, namely around his liver. Emu guessed that the hit must have been particularly bad to have made a tear in that organ. What confused him was the fact that he had injuries this bad. The armor summoned by the bugster virus in conjunction with the Gamer Driver was built to prevent these kinds of injuries. Should the user have taken damage great enough to cause this level of harm, the device was supposed to absorb the damage, possibly even kicking the user out of the transformed state. “Taiga did you fight unarmored?” Emu wonders out loud as he continues to go over the results. The rest of the scan only delivered that some of his intestines were knotted around themselves making Emu wince despite his medical training. “Christ…” He lets slip as he stands. “I need to get you to surgery!” >X-rays have shown Taiga is in a bad way. What do you do?>Get Taiga in a surgery room. Now! He needs surgery or he’s liable to bleed out or worse his intestines can rupture from being backed up.>Go get help. Taiga needs surgery but you’re not sure if you can handle this level of an operation on your own.>Try to patch up Taiga’s other injuries as fast as you can before you operate. You don’t want to risk making them worse in the process of moving him and preparing him for surgery.Rolls as usual.
Rolled 15 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>4169589>Try to patch up Taiga’s other injuries as fast as you can before you operate. You don’t want to risk making them worse in the process of moving him and preparing him for surgery.
>>4169630Taking this option. Writing.
Emu rushes out of the room and into the nearest medical supply room for cast materials and something to hold Taiga’s arm in place. Running back to the x-ray room, he locks the door behind him. “Alright. Just get his arm and leg in a cast and pop his shoulder back in place. Simple.” He reassures himself. Emu sets his supplies on a nearby table and gets to work. The procedure of setting a cast wasn’t a difficult one. If anything, it was the simplest thing he could do as a surgeon. The wait was nothing but arduous. As fast as Emu could work, he had to wait for the cast to harden which was a relatively short time thanks to modern medicine. However, Emu couldn’t move on to the next limb until he was sure that the cast would hold the bone in place and those 10 to 12 minutes felt like an eternity knowing what was going on inside of Taiga’s body.After both limbs were set in casts, next came the matter of popping Taiga’s shoulder back in place. Grabbing a new pack of sedatives for the IV drip, Emu didn’t envy what awaited his teammate once he woke up. He grabbed Taiga’s arm by the forearm and shoulder and began the process of sliding the ball of the joint back in place. He pushes and slowly begins to massage the bone back in place, careful to not further injure the muscles or have them get pinched in the process. The joint goes back in with a small popping sensation prompting Emu to begin binding the arm in place with medical wrap to make sure it didn’t move during surgery.The sight was rather grim, seeing Taiga wrapped up in various bandages and casts but Emu had no time to mourn or think about that as he rushed his friend to the operating room.>Operation time! Roll 1d20+4 if you want emu to do it alone. Or 1d20+6 if he goes and gets help. Also along with choosing whether or not he gets help. What does Emu focus on?>Taiga’s liver. You don’t want him to bleed out mid surgery.>Taiga’s intestines. You’ll have bigger problems if they get worse during the procedure.
Rolled 6 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>4169762>do it alone>Taiga’s liver. You don’t want him to bleed out mid surgery.
Rolled 5, 6 + 4 = 15 (2d20 + 4)>>4169921Seems like anon has tested positive for Game Syndrome. Please find your nearest Kamen Rider. I don't want to lose my players.>>4169921Starting off with the liver. I'm a bit tired today so this might be my last post for tonight. Rolling the last two dice then writing.
Emu changes into surgery scrubs and washes down thoroughly before entering the surgery room. “Alright. I can do this. I’ve studied and trained with the best.” Emu says softly as he holds up his hands like he was trained. “I can do this. Commencing liver repairing procedure.” Emu grabs a scalpel and moves over to the table. He double checks everything is nominal on the readouts before making the first incision. As he does so the wound begins to bleed heavily despite the medication and tools used to prevent blood loss indicating that Emu was in the right location. Using a small vacuum tube, he begins to siphon the blood in order to let him see where to continue cutting and operating. The task was difficult enough on it’s own but having to juggle multiple tools made it all the more harder.With the bleeding handled somewhat, Emu continues to operate as he searches for the tears in Taiga’s liver. He places temporary pads on it to staunch some of the bleeding as he grabs a suture the cuts with special threads that degrade harmlessly in the body so Taiga wouldn’t have to be opened up again to remove them. Emu steps back and lets out a breath while he grabs another set of tools not letting himself stop or else the adrenaline and focus would leave his body making him worse at his job.He’s halfway through the operation when vitals monitor beeps loudly and frantically. “Shit!” Emu shouts as he read that Taiga’s blood pressure was dangerously low. Even with normal lower pressure due to anesthetics Taiga had lost too much blood and was in danger of going into shock and cardiac arrest! >What does Emu do?>Try and finish up your procedure as fast as you can. If you finish up now you can put Taiga on a transfusion and wait for him to stabilize before working on his intestines.>Do a transfusion now and continue your procedure. You’ll need to set up another machine that will keep his blood pressure stable but that adds to the amount of things you’ll need to keep an eye on while working.>Stop the surgery immediately and close Taiga up to get him on a transfusion. You can’t do this alone. You need help.Rolls as usual. 1d20+4 and I'll be back tomorrow. Stay safe guys.
Rolled 3 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>4170052>Try and finish up your procedure as fast as you can. If you finish up now you can put Taiga on a transfusion and wait for him to stabilize before working on his intestines.
Rolled 4 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>4170052>Do a transfusion now and continue your procedure. You’ll need to set up another machine that will keep his blood pressure stable but that adds to the amount of things you’ll need to keep an eye on while working.
Rolled 15 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>4170056>>4170060Is it just me or our rolls bad? I hope it's just me. Gonna roll the last d20, hope for a tie breaker in the next 20 mintues (with their own roll if it's someone new) and then write.
>>4171899I'll switch to>Do a transfusion
>>4171906Alright. Getting to writing.
Emu dashes to the other side of the room, spilling his bloodied surgical tools on the ground as he begins to hook up Taiga to the machine. “Come on Taiga. Don’t die on me.” Emu mutters desperately as he bind’s his patient’s arm to reveal an artery in which to insert a needle. Emu turns around to grab a blood pack and accidentally bumps into it causing it to beep wildly and give off the long beep of a patient flatlining as it gives error messages while resetting itself. Emu’s heart nearly stops at the noise but he doesn’t allow himself to freeze and lose precious time. Instead he continues working, finding the vein to use and inserting a needle that wuold introduce the new blood into the body. He then finds another vein that would allow the blood to enter the machine and complete the “circuit”. All in all this was very much like dialysis only the machine could serve as a pump should Taiga’s heart become too weak to circulate it’s own blood. Emu fervently hoped that it would not come to that. His next step was to prepare the blood pack, hanging them from a rack and making sure that the blood was flowing without air bubbles in it.Once he was sure that the blood was flowing smoothly and the machine was working properly, Emu quickly turns around and readjusts the vitals monitor before stepping around back to the side he was working on. Using his foot to push the metal tray on the ground, Emu gathers the fallen tools in a pile and leaves them there, opting to grab a fresh set rather than wasting time gathering them up, only stopping for a moment to wipe the sweat from his brow and to scrub his hands once more.“Ok. Please stabilize. Please stabilize.” He prays as he continues his procedure. He looks up every few seconds to check on Taiga’s blood pressure. It steadily increased and then stayed consistent as the machine whirred and introduced new blood into his system. Of course this started the bleeding to occur around the surgery area once more but this time it was a lot less as Emu had already sutured most of it up. Emu continued his work until he was complete all the while he was on edge, expecting everything to blare warnings at him. That blood pressure was too low, that Taiga’s heart must’ve stopped but nothing. Emu lets out a sigh of relief as he finishes stitching up Taiga’s side and placing a gauze and bandages on it. His liver was safe. All that was left to do was work on his intestines but that was easier said than done.>What do you do?>Continue working on Taiga. You should get this done in one go before any complications arise.>Give Taiga some time. His body has been put through a lot. More than it should have. Let the transfusion finish and monitor his condition before deciding to continue.>Go get help. This next procedure is even more difficult and with the way this one went, you’re not too confident right now. >Write in.1d20+4 for the first two options. 1d20+6 if you ask for help.
Rolled 4 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>4172132>Give Taiga some time. His body has been put through a lot. More than it should have. Let the transfusion finish and monitor his condition before deciding to continue.
Rolled 1, 15 + 4 = 20 (2d20 + 4)>>4172148Alright gonna roll dice and then write with this choice.
Rolled 7 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>4172132>Give Taiga some time. His body has been put through a lot. More than it should have. Let the transfusion finish and monitor his condition before deciding to continue.
Emu lets out a shaky breath and stretches as he moves to pick up the fallen tools and begin decontaminating them. There wasn’t much he could do other than rinse them down and wash them like a regular object but they would have to go through the rest of decontamination after he was done with Taiga. Emu then washes his hands once more, more out of habit and to keep his mind clear, before turning back and keeping an eye on Taiga’s condition. He shakes a bit as the adrenaline slowly begins to leave his body. Taiga’s condition remains the same and stable but he couldn’t be left like that forever. Eventually he would have to be taken off anesthesia and left to rest but he still had one more procedure to do. “Just one more go. Then we’ll be in the clear.” Emu whispers to himself. “Just hang on a bit longer.” Just as Emu was about to prepare for the next operation, he hears footsteps coming closer. Just down the hall he faintly hears voices.“I’m telling you. Someone is using the operating room. We don’t have anything scheduled for today and if there was an emergency, one of the nurses would have alerted us.” A voice says, one that Emu recognized as another doctor.“Maybe a nurse forgot to turn off the lights or something. It’s been crazy today. Have you been seeing the news? The Director of Health is giving out this speech in a few minutes. Apparently, it's enough that he’s afraid for his life!” Another replies, this time a security guard. Emu hurries over and double checks the doors were locked. The doctor was right, there were no surgeries scheduled for today. Emu had hoped because of that, no one would be on this floor. Seems like his luck had run out as the duo’s footsteps became closer and louder.>What do you do?>Shut off all the lights. Hopefully they’ll be convinced enough that someone really just forgot to turn them off.>Go outside and try to lie to them. Tell them that you were simply making sure the room was fully stocked or something along those lines. It wouldn’t be odd if a surgeon was in an operating room out of regular hours right? Or tell them that you had checked it out because you saw the lights too but found nothing of note.>Tell them half truths? Tell them that you found a man that needed surgical help and in your panic decided to operate rather than wait for protocols and the like.>Tell the whole truth and let them know what’s really going on. Maybe they can help.>Write in.
Fuck. Meant to write. 1d20 rolls for these choices.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>4172213>Tell the whole truth and let them know what’s really going on. Maybe they can help
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>4172213>Go outside and try to lie to them. Tell them that you were simply making sure the room was fully stocked or something along those lines.
>>4172228>>4172231Ooh a tie. I gotta head to sleep so I'll leave votes open until I can run again. Hopefully I can start earlier and run for a bit longer.
Gonna start posting again in about 2 hours.
Rolled 2 (1d2)rolling for choice. Then writing.
Emu freezes and looks at the operating table. If anyone discovered that he was performing surgery without the hospital approval he’d lose his medical license in the best of circumstances if not thrown in jail outright for violating several human rights. The two voices come closer,“Alright I think it’s the one over here.” The doctor says.“What do you mean you think?” The guard replies exasperated. “You’ve been going on and on about how we have thieves in the hospital for the past few weeks now you tell me you don’t even remember which room you saw in use?”“Hey I’m serious about this. About a week ago we lost an entire storage unit’s worth of blood bags! Like several people worth of transfusions. No one could have survived that much blood loss and if they were bleeding that much then the hospital would never authorize a transfusion. It’d be a waste.” The doctor replies. “Something is up. We didn’t even have any major surgeries that day.”“Yeah, yeah.” The security guard replies. “You’d think we’d be going after a morphine thief or something. But blood? Sounds way too creepy.”Emu’s heart pounds as he hears details of Reiko's operation. He looks around for a way to distract the two or maybe have them go somewhere else. Not finding anything he decides he’ll have to convince them himself only to notice his surgery scrubs, covered in sweat and somewhat bloodied. Thinking quickly, Emu dashes to the prep room and finds his clothes and quickly puts them on over this surger grab. He winces as the thought of blood on the inside of his clothes but pushes that aside as he reminds himself it’s to save Taiga’s life.He steps out of the room and into the hallway, right into the two as they were turning the corner. The three of them lock eyes and an uneasy silence is held between them. Finally the doctor speaks up. “Emu? What are you doing here? What were you doing in that room?” He asks with a hint of accusation.Emu puts on an embarrassed look, “Oh I was just making sure that everything in there was fully stocked.” He lies. “It’s kind of a habit I fell into doing during my lunch breaks. I thought everyone knew. Guess no one really noticed.” He explains with a half hearted chuckle.“Why? We have ledgers and the computer management system to do that for us.” The doctor glares as if he was onto the answer to his great mystery. The guard simply rolls his eyes and shrugs behind the doctor’s back. Emu nods.“Yeah but sometimes things get misplaced and the software doesn’t tell us if things have been restocked just that we have them stored on site. I don’t really want anyone to run into the situation of us having to need something in the middle of a surgery assuming it was in the room only to find out there’s nothing there.” He explains. “Plus I think we were short a few blood bags a while ago. I hope no one misplaced those. They’re important for our patients.”
The doctor opens his mouth to argue before the guard raises his hands and steps in between them. “Alright. I think you should let it go. It looks like Dr. Hojo here was just doing some extra rounds on his time off. The nurses do it too in the exam rooms for cotton swabs and the like. Seems like the good doctor just took a page out of their book.” He turns to Emu. “Doctor, while I think we all appreciate your commitment to helping out, maybe it’s better if you talk to Director Kagami first so he can give everyone a heads up. You know, so no one thinks you’re some kind of thief?” Emu nods sheepishly. “R-right. I didn’t think there’d be any problems. Sorry for causing so much trouble.” He says. “I’m just...gonna finish up here and go do that. That ok?” He asks. The guard nods.“Sure. Just try and talk to the director about it. I’m sure he’ll be fine with it. Just better if there’s an all clear, alright?”“Yeah…” Emu replies excusing himself and going back into the room. He waits, and keeps an ear out for the two as they walk away. “It really could be him!” The doctor insists.“I think you should lay off the new guy. He’s just trying to help.” The guard replies, once again bored before their conversation fades away.“Gotta work fast then.” He mutters as he removes his regular attire and then once more sterilizes himself.>Alright. Final operation! How do you wish to do it?>Work as fast as possible. You don’t know if anyone will come back to check up on you. Best if you get this done as fast as you can. >Work normally. You don’t want to rush this and end up injuring Taiga or worse, killing him. If someone comes around, you should be quiet enough that they won’t notice anything going on in here.>Take your time. You want to do this right. If anyone comes in or looks around so be it. You’d rather lose your license than allow someone to die. If the possibility of jail time surfaces well...you’ve lived on the run once before.1d20+4 for these choices.
Rolled 8 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>4173712>Work normally. You don’t want to rush this and end up injuring Taiga or worse, killing him. If someone comes around, you should be quiet enough that they won’t notice anything going on in here.
Rolled 13, 19 + 4 = 36 (2d20 + 4)>>4173741Alright. We're going at it like any other surgery. I'll roll the last d20s and I'll get to writing.
Emu grabs a scalpel once more and makes the first incision. This time, the procedure would be more difficult having to find the twist among the rest of his intestines. Doing his best to not irritate or cause anymore trauma he searches for the knot. “Careful. Careful.” He mutters to himself. It was an odd sensation working by himself. He expected his nausea to kick in like it always did during practice sessions in his internship. Had he overcome his fear? Or was the fact that someone’s life depended on him helping him power through it? Did Taiga or Hiiro go through the same thing when they first started?Probably not. Emu thinks to himself as he finds the twist and begins to cut. There was no way to undo the knot manually as most would think. Instead, he would have to cut the intestine apart and reattach it as it was supposed to be. They’re geniuses in their field. I’m just a gamer. A regular doctor. And yet here I am casually thinking while working... He continues to think as he works tirelessly. It was as if a switch had been flipped inside of him. Everything around Emu and the machines seemed to have faded away and all his attention was on the procedure, Taiga’s vitals, and the location of all his tools. His hands moved fluidly and steady as if he had done this hundreds of times before, one would refuse to believe that this was his first attempt at the procedure by watching him.I will bring back everyone’s smiles. No matter the cost. They’re my patients. This city is my patient. And we’ll be the doctors to save them all. Emu thinks as he finishes up and sutures up Taiga’s cuts. He stops the bloodied scalpel onto the tray of used tools and steps back trembling and sweating. His back ached from being hunched over all day, sweat drenched his clothes and faces from the concentration. Looking around, his senses finally extend beyond the operating table and he notices how very quiet everything is. Had anyone stumbled upon him he probably wouldn't have noticed. However, it seemed like he was in the clear and he began to clean up Taiga and get him dressed before cleaning around the room and removing any evidence of his presence there.He moves quickly as he pushes Taiga back down to NCR’s HQ and helps him back in bed. Once he made sure everything was ok, Emu moves back to the observation lounge. He puts a pot of coffee to start being made and promptly blacks out as soon as he sits down on the couch to wait.>Congrats you saved Taiga’s life! We can continue from Emu’s perspective or we can switch to someone else. Who do you want to follow.>Emu>Asuna>Reiko>Parado
Well it seems like interest has died. That or the two anons that were following have stopped posted. I'll check back tomorrow but I fear that maybe this quest has finally ended. If so, thanks to the two or three anons that consistently voted and I'm sorry we couldn't reach the end.
Looks like we're closing this down then. Thanks for the two anons who stuck by me (least I think there was two who kept showing up). Meant a lot to me. Maybe I'll try my hand at another quest in the future. Maybe I'll try to bring this one back. You guys know my twitter and all that. So for the last time. Everyone stay safe.