E4S9 - Mayor's Residence -TK.   Posted by DainXB - GM.Group: 0
Nereid
 player, 251 posts
 Determination:04/03
 Stamina 8/8
Sat 16 Aug 2014
at 15:37
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
DainXB - GM:
Beeline drops over the railing and lands on top of one of the downed mercenaries. "So, uh... do we actually know what's going on here, or are we winging it?"



Totally winging it...I woke up this morning and before I even had my coffee, these guys rolled in. Why? I have no idea...

But I seriously need coffee...wonder if the Mayor will be so kind?

Amm-Fibian
 player, 374 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 2
Sat 16 Aug 2014
at 20:46
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
Once Ishida-San gains control and stops the car, Amm-Fibian quickly plugs his oxygen line back into his land suit.
"Ah... that all worked out rather well."
DainXB - GM
 GM, 881 posts
Sat 16 Aug 2014
at 22:05
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
Nereid:
Beeline gestures up at the two cops on the balcony. "I don't think his staff are in the mood for more company right now." He surveys the wreckage on the lawn. "We could, y'know, find a coffee shop someplace. I could use a danish; gotta keep my blood-sugar up..." With his strange eyes it's hard to tell, but he seems to be avoiding looking directly at you as he makes the suggestion.

Ian:
Dr. Ishida is pale and trembling. "Rather... well..." he mumbles. "このライフスタイルは私がいつか殺されるとしている..."

Very slowly, he turns the DX and cautiously back-tracks the two blocks to where the rest of your team are gathered.

Angelfish:
Dexie slowly pulls up, and Ishida-san gets out of the car, a little shakily. "Are you all right?" He asks.
Nereid
 player, 252 posts
 Determination:04/03
 Stamina 8/8
Sun 17 Aug 2014
at 23:19
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
DainXB - GM:
Nereid:
Beeline gestures up at the two cops on the balcony. "I don't think his staff are in the mood for more company right now." He surveys the wreckage on the lawn. "We could, y'know, find a coffee shop someplace. I could use a danish; gotta keep my blood-sugar up..." With his strange eyes it's hard to tell, but he seems to be avoiding looking directly at you as he makes the suggestion.


I like how you think, my friend. Let's just make sure everything is secure and see if the team needs anything and then you and I are off for coffee and sugar.  Or in my case, liquid caffeine with sugar mixed with tasty doughy goodness and sugar.

Normally I am an all natural nut muffin girl...but we saved the city, I think I've earned a few empty calories.


She turns to the others

So...anyone actually know what was going on here.
Ty'daal
 player, 229 posts
 Stamina: 5/12
 Determination: 7/4
Sun 17 Aug 2014
at 23:45
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
Ty'daal shrugged at Nereid's question, "Once again, save for the small group of champions you are a part of, your people seem incapable of recognizing or responding to dangers. I shudder to think where the surface dwellers would be without the few who fight to protect it."
Nereid
 player, 253 posts
 Determination:04/03
 Stamina 8/8
Mon 18 Aug 2014
at 02:31
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
In reply to Ty'daal (msg # 52):

Nereid nods as Ty'daal speaks

Yep you are so right, Ty'daal

then she leans over to Angelfish and whispers

why is it the better the abs the worse the attitude?
Angelfish
 player, 184 posts
Mon 18 Aug 2014
at 05:09
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
quote:
Ishida-san gets out of the car, a little shakily. "Are you all right?"


Angelfish smiles reassuringly, and places a gauntlet-clad hand gently on Ishida's shoulder,

{I'm fine.  You, on the other hand, look a little green around the gills.}

quote:
So...anyone actually know what was going on here.


Angelfish turns to join the team conversation...

quote:
why is it the better the abs the worse the attitude?


...and laughs soundlessly at Nereid's observation.  She winks, shrugs, and gestures slightly at Ishida - leaving unsaid the fact that she's dating the "brains" rather than the "brawn". Shaking her head as if to clear it, Angelfish returns to the problem at hand.

{Do we know where this "Tinker" guy is?  From what Ian told me, he's behind all this.}
Amm-Fibian
 player, 375 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 2
Mon 18 Aug 2014
at 11:59
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
"Ishida-San doesn't have any gills, and his coloration isn't green. Are you perhaps confusing him with me?
As for Tinker, he was in the VTOL last I saw him."

Angelfish
 player, 185 posts
Mon 18 Aug 2014
at 21:14
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
{It's a figure-of-speech, Ian.}

Angelfish turns to look at the downed VTOL.

{Right now, we need to take Tinker into custody!  If he gets away after all this...}

Todd
 player, 320 posts
 Determination: 4
 Stamina: 11
Tue 19 Aug 2014
at 04:42
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
Todd's been idly occupying himself breaking off bits of the tank and juggling them.

"So - we worked out a plan yet? If so, who do you want me to hit?"
DainXB - GM
 GM, 882 posts
Tue 19 Aug 2014
at 21:01
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
Everyone:
As you've been talking, you're starting to hear sirens from around the city. Apparently now that the police stations, fire stations, and hospitals are no longer surrounded by the Tinker's army, the emergency response units are able to get to work.

One set of sirens is getting closer--and fast! Three black SUVs with discrete gray "Multinational Investigation Bureau" logos on their doors pull up at a respectful distance from the upside-down cyber-tank. Detective Jones gets out of the passenger side of the lead SUV. His jacket is missing and his shirt looks a little tattered, but his shoulder-holster is all business.

"Ian!" He shouts, jogging forward as other dark-suited men deploy. "What the Hell happened to the other tanks? We're getting reports from all over town that they just vanished!" He huffs to a stop next to Ishida's car. "I don't know what happened--but I can guess that you folks caused it."
Amm-Fibian
 player, 376 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 2
Tue 19 Aug 2014
at 21:44
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
"The fundamental instability of Tinker's science allowed us to remove the tanks and VTOL's as a threat, except for these which are obviously the original designs. Score another victory for reckless heroism."
Angelfish
 player, 186 posts
Wed 20 Aug 2014
at 05:18
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
quote:
So - we worked out a plan yet? If so, who do you want me to hit?


{Not hit, tackle!  We need the Tinker in custody - think you can pry him out of his shell, Todd?}

Angelfish sprints toward the downed VTOL as sirens begin to sound and three black SUVs come screaming up the road...

This message was last edited by the player at 05:19, Wed 20 Aug 2014.

Todd
 player, 321 posts
 Determination: 4
 Stamina: 11
Wed 20 Aug 2014
at 22:14
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
Todd races behind Angelfish, grinning.

"I'll give it a shot."
DainXB - GM
 GM, 883 posts
Thu 21 Aug 2014
at 21:19
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
Angelfish, Todd:
The technicolor explosion when the VTOL spun into the ground and cartwheeled sent shattered wreckage all across the spacious yard of the Residence. Time Keeper managed to conrol the main fuselage, which is split end-to-end and smoldering mere feet from where he was standing. The cockpit separated and accordioned into a crumpled mass near the street. Segments of the three remaining winglets and the tail structure are (sort-of) identifiable.

[OOC: Both of you test Awareness vs a Difficulty of 5 as you sort through the wreckage.]

Ian, Ty'daal, Time Keeper, Nereid:
Detective Jones looks at the upside-down tank. "Well, the Army'll be happy to get their prototype back--or what's left of it anyway." He amends, looking at the bits Todd tore off. "Guess the Air Force is out of luck though..." he finishes, looking toward the scattered VTOL wreckage.

He turns back to Ian. "Where's the Tinker? Director Winkler's had a cell picked out for him for years."
Amm-Fibian
 player, 377 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 2
Thu 21 Aug 2014
at 21:30
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
Amm-Fibian points.
"Well Detective, Angelfish and Todd are working on that very thing as you speak."
Todd
 player, 322 posts
 Determination: 4
 Stamina: 11
Thu 21 Aug 2014
at 22:26
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
Todd casually kicks a few bits of wreckage around,, not quite sure what he's looking for.

He does notice -

Awareness 6 + Roll 0 = 6. He notices something.
Angelfish
 player, 187 posts
Fri 22 Aug 2014
at 04:03
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
Up close, Angelfish realizes that the VTOL broke up on impact much worse than she had initially realized...

Still, The Tinker needed to be taken into custody - if, indeed, he had survived the crash...

Carefully, she begins to sort through the wreckage, worried about just what she and Todd might find...  There!  What's that?!


(OOC: 22:58, Today: Angelfish rolled 3,1 using d6,d6. Looking for Tinker..
+2 + 5 (awareness) = +7)

DainXB - GM
 GM, 884 posts
Fri 22 Aug 2014
at 23:52
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
Todd:
You feel a strange sensation inside your head, as you look at the bits and pieces of gear strewn around the split-open fuselage. You're not sure, but you think that your forehead is bulging outward as your brainpower expands...

Your evolved future-intellect is very good at pattern-recognition: The shrink-ray emitter is smashed flat where the VTOL landed on it--but it's aimed back-to-front, as if at the last second it had been turned to face inside the plane. Inside the fusealge wreckage, there's no sign of any control panel to run the emitter--even though cables threading trough the debris seem to head toward one spot. And all of those cables have mirror-surfaced ends--they've been cut cleanly at the molecular level.

Angelfish:
Fortunately, despite your fears there are no dead bodies (or parts of dead bodies) to be found. Nor any blood... Or any sign of the Tinker at all.

As the VTOL cartwheeled, it dug huge divots out of the Mayor's lovely lawn. It's only been a few minutes since that happened, but already, inside one of the slashes of exposed dirt, you can see streams of industrious ants beginning to repair their nest. It's a nice metaphor for whats going on in the entire city; as above, so below...

Waitaminute--below!

[OOC: You are all free to act or converse.]

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:55, Sat 23 Aug 2014.

Todd
 player, 323 posts
 Determination: 4
 Stamina: 11
Tue 26 Aug 2014
at 06:07
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
"Hey, science guys, you might want to check this out. If I had to hazard a guess I'd suggest someone has performed a sub-molecular z-scalar transformation on himself to effect an escape."
DainXB - GM
 GM, 885 posts
Fri 29 Aug 2014
at 00:51
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
Everyone:
Detective Jones gestures to a couple of the agents from the black SUVs, who immediately unpack what seems to be an elaborate sensor platform on a tripod. Cables run from the sensors to a ruggedized laptop. One of the tech-agents looks up from the screen at Detective Jones, Ian, and Dr. Ishida. "Sir! He's right! There's a residual energy signature that matches the Primary Event in the lab!"

Detective Jones frowns. "The Director is not gonna be happy." He draws a deep breath and lets it out slowly, thinking. Then he turns to Ian and Ishida-san. "The shrink-ray's smashed, and the control console's gotta be about this big right now..." He holds up a finger and thumb, nearly touching. "Is there any way to get this guy?"

Todd:
[OOC: Since you're in "Big Head Todd" mode, feel free to contribute to the sciencing. :)]

Everyone:
[OOC:Actually, everyone should feel free to contribute to the sciencing. If you can't come up with a way to pursue the Tinker and he escapes to scheme another day, we can advance to Issue 5.]

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:47, Fri 29 Aug 2014.

Todd
 player, 324 posts
 Determination: 4
 Stamina: 11
Fri 29 Aug 2014
at 02:39
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
If only Icons used the Atomic Robo "brainstorming" rules. ;)

I'll hold off until the players with direct experience of the shrink ray have a go.

Amm-Fibian
 player, 378 posts
 Currently - AmmFibian
 Determination: 2
Fri 29 Aug 2014
at 03:27
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
"To catch him now, we must make being tiny extremely difficult for him. Ty'Daal, flood the ground with water! He will have to grow, or drown."
Ty'daal
 player, 230 posts
 Stamina: 5/12
 Determination: 7/4
Fri 29 Aug 2014
at 03:35
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
Nodding, Ty'daal gathers all the remaining water around the area and begins 'stacking' it in and around the tank trying to reveal the villain.

(23:33, Today: Ty'daal rolled 5,3 using D6,d6 with rolls of 5,3. Flood (Water Control +5). Total: +7)
DainXB - GM
 GM, 886 posts
Fri 29 Aug 2014
at 23:39
Re: E3S9 - Mayor's Residence
Everyone:
As Ty'daal's slow wave of water floods the Mayor's lawn, the scurrying ants seek shelter by clinging to one another creating "living rafts", or climbing up the scattered VTOL wreckage.

Time Keeper:
[OOC: Highest Awareness among the PCs.]
You hear it first--a tiny, tinny sound. It's almost but not quite like a human voice, just impossibly high-pitched. "Help me! Help me!"

It's coming from the edge of the debris field, where Ty'daals waterworks are soaking into a hole in the lawn cut by VTOL shrapnel!

Nereid:
[OOC: Second-highest Awareness.]
Maybe it's your recent collaboration with Beeline, but you find yourself noticing the ants more than you might otherwise. Insects have fascinating adapatations--like the way these ants clump together to help one another float.

You're looking at the ants when you spot a tiny flash of blue--a jumpsuited human figure only a couple of millimeters tall, struggling to stay on top of a rolling raft of ants!

Everyone:
MiB agents swoop in, and collect the Tinker in a sample vial! Detective Jones holds him up to one eye as the miniscule megalomaniac hammers on the glass with both fists. "Not exactly the cell Director Winkler had in mind--but it'll do!"

[OOC: Congratulations! You've saved the city and captured a villainous mastermind! Stay tuned, true believers, for Issue #5 of Untarnished Silver!]

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:47, Fri 29 Aug 2014.