Avahur in Paintball World.   Posted by JohnA1nut.Group: 0
Avahur
 player, 104 posts
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 18:45
Avahur in Paintball World.
"Fine by me."

<Stuff happens>

Next day... Or next week - whenever she's done.

After getting dressed in whatever seems appropriate, favoring clothing that can completely cover me, leaving very few areas of exposed skin, I start gearing up.

"Trace, by all means stay here, I need to get my armor and printer back.  Now that I'm more appropriately geared with these..." motioning to the shotgun-possibly-grenade-launchers, "I have a score to settle.  I do thank you for rescuing me, truly.  Assuming I make it through this, which, I have every intent to do, I'll probably be back.  I've still got a scavenger hunt to do.  Also, if I can get my printer  back in a timely fashion, I can literally just print up billions of dollars, enough for you to retire on in a remote corner of the world, doing whatever you please."

I continue gearing up.

"So, that's the current plan.  Of course, if you're feeling that you've longed for a life of excitement and danger, and that you want to go on a crusade against the system, you're welcome to come along."

If she comes along, cool, otherwise I head out back towards the city I was in.

If I sense another vector on my way back, I detour and head there instead.
JohnA1nut
 GM, 1232 posts
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 20:03
Avahur in Paintball World.
Okay, first things first. You are about 220 miles from where you began. All of your equipment senses are in the same place. Apparently the police confiscated everything you owned.

After you finish banging Tracy the first time, she goes to the bathroom and the bedroom TV turns on. It's Carter. He says "Hey there verserino. That's quite a piece of ass you got there. Anything you need to know from me? I hacked into the police database. There's a whole fuckton of shit in here on you and that piece of ass."

Apparently you can talk back to him.

And if you watch the news over the next several days, you will see pictures of her and yourself. It is believed that you overpowered her and forced her to drive you out of there. She's free and clear of all charges at the moment. You are possibly being charged with kidnapping in addition to everything else.

I would assume at some point you went out and checked out the car he left. It's a Ford Crown Victoria. It's got a much, much better engine, brakes, it's basically a police cruiser. I would assume you helped Tracy ditch the ambulance at some point. She would want to do that quickly as it would be super easy to track you with it.

So the ambulance is at the bottom of a river. You've got a whole bunch of medical supplies, first aid gear and painkillers from the ambulance. Tracy really likes the Percoset. They get her "in the mood".

quote:
After getting dressed in whatever seems appropriate, favoring clothing that can completely cover me, leaving very few areas of exposed skin, I start gearing up.


The clothes that he left are three piece business suits. Pants, shirt, tie, jacket. When you explain the predicament to Tracy, she recommends lining the insides with plastic trash bags so the paint won't seep through. You've got a box of those in the safe house.

quote:
"Trace, by all means stay here, I need to get my armor and printer back.  Now that I'm more appropriately geared with these..." motioning to the shotgun-possibly-grenade-launchers, "I have a score to settle.  I do thank you for rescuing me, truly.  Assuming I make it through this, which, I have every intent to do, I'll probably be back.  I've still got a scavenger hunt to do.  Also, if I can get my printer  back in a timely fashion, I can literally just print up billions of dollars, enough for you to retire on in a remote corner of the world, doing whatever you please."


She starts whining. She says "If you leave, I won't be able to get back in here. I think you should just stay here with me for a while. Lay low. Nobody comes back here. We'll be fine for a while."

At the idea of money she perks up. "Interesting." She says.

quote:
"So, that's the current plan.  Of course, if you're feeling that you've longed for a life of excitement and danger, and that you want to go on a crusade against the system, you're welcome to come along."


She ponders it. She still thinks you should just stay here and keep her company. She really likes you. You're a badboy. Her late husband was a badboy too. The difference is you're not so handy with your fists.

quote:
If she comes along, cool, otherwise I head out back towards the city I was in.


Still? Might want to rethink this.

(Doing Therapy)
Avahur
 player, 105 posts
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 20:22
Avahur in Paintball World.
"Hey Carter, or do you prefer Edison? Ed?  I plan on making a bigger scene. Are the shotguns the same grenade launcher type you showed back at the tavern?  Any chance you'd draw the police away for me? For shiggles? Make yourself look like me then go attack somewhere. As I mentioned in the tavern, although not all of us, versers can be a calamity to others and themselves.  Might be fun to let loose as someone else for a while, yea? It's not like more crimes are going to change my sentence if I get caught, so you've got a perfect scapegoat if you're up for letting loose somewhere."

I chat with Carter and shelve my moving plans for later.


Yea, let's shelve the rest of my actions until after the talk with carter, and yes I do help get rid of the ambulance and whatever else gets brought up - including lining the suit with trash bags.
JohnA1nut
 GM, 1233 posts
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 20:56
Avahur in Paintball World.
quote:
"Hey Carter, or do you prefer Edison? Ed?


"Carter's fine. I've got five twin brothers running around the Multiverse that I know of. Edison, that's me. Then there's Einstein, Copernicus, DaVinci, Galileo and Hawking Carter. But we all respond to Carter."

quote:
I plan on making a bigger scene. Are the shotguns the same grenade launcher type you showed back at the tavern?


"Oh of course verserino. If you look hard around that place, you might come up with a few other types of shells. Tear gas, flares, look around the apartment."

quote:
Any chance you'd draw the police away for me? For shiggles? Make yourself look like me then go attack somewhere. As I mentioned in the tavern, although not all of us, versers can be a calamity to others and themselves.  Might be fun to let loose as someone else for a while, yea? It's not like more crimes are going to change my sentence if I get caught, so you've got a perfect scapegoat if you're up for letting loose somewhere."


At this he considers. "That depends verserino. How do you feel about that blonde piece of ass you got there? You know I love me the ladies. Especially blondes. Would you mind if I took her for my own, uh, personal use?"

You remember what he did to Mavis right? Tracy will never be seen again. But for that, you've got a deal.

quote:
I chat with Carter and shelve my moving plans for later.


Tracy is going to come back in here right about now. The TV shuts off when she walks in, so you're going to have to tell her to go somewhere else if you want to continue the conversation.

quote:
Yea, let's shelve the rest of my actions until after the talk with carter, and yes I do help get rid of the ambulance and whatever else gets brought up - including lining the suit with trash bags.


There's five suits in there. All identical. All fit, but the sleeves and pants legs are a bit too long. Tracy says she can hem them for you. There are dress shoes and socks that are several sizes too large for you.

(Doing Therapy)
JohnA1nut
 GM, 1234 posts
Wed 13 Dec 2017
at 21:06
Avahur in Paintball World.
Two Posts (Let me know you saw them both)

Carter asks you if you've found his "Special Watches" yet. He says they will make your trip a whole lot easier.

(Doing Therapy)
Avahur
 player, 106 posts
Fri 15 Dec 2017
at 17:55
Avahur in Paintball World.
((I did and do see both posts))

Hmm.  It basically comes down to principles vs benefits. Ugh.

"I'll get back to you on Tracy. Haven't found the watches yet."

After the tv shuts off I once again examine the suits.

Really not my style though.

"Think we can order some clothing to be shipped here? Suits really don't....suit...me. Not when I'm planning on making a commotion."

I carefully search the place looking for the watches and to see what other goodies and ammo can be found.
JohnA1nut
 GM, 1235 posts
Fri 15 Dec 2017
at 18:29
Avahur in Paintball World.
OOC) Where were you yesterday? I missed playing with you.

quote:
Hmm.  It basically comes down to principles vs benefits. Ugh.


OOC) I didn't think Avahur had any principles......

quote:
"I'll get back to you on Tracy. Haven't found the watches yet."


"Fair enough Verserino."

OOC) You do of course realize he's got all of his safe houses under surveillance right?

quote:
"Think we can order some clothing to be shipped here? Suits really don't....suit...me. Not when I'm planning on making a commotion."


Talking to Tracy here? "I can go out and get you some clothes. Just give me your sizes. A little makeup and changing my hairstyle, nobody will recognize me."

quote:
I carefully search the place looking for the watches and to see what other goodies and ammo can be found.


OOC) What other kinds of ammo do you want? If it can fit inside a shotgun shell, it can be fired out of a shotgun shell.

But you find tear gas, flares, 00 buckshot, slugs, and maybe even a few more, depending on what you can think of here.

But looking in the refrigerator, you find one watch. And a few bottles of liquor. The watch says "Time Displacement" on the back.
Avahur
 player, 107 posts
Sat 16 Dec 2017
at 09:34
Avahur in Paintball World.
((Finals are around this time and I work in a retail call center, SUPER BUSY.))
Also, I thought I mentioned it before? Avahur is vastly against torture or an extended duration of harm. Knowing what Carter would be doing, it's a matter of principles in not willingly inflicting something he's vastly against onto another, vs the benefits he would gain in Carter assisting him.

Also, I try not to think about being under watch all the time.  Out of sight, out of mind. If I don't go looking for trouble, trouble shouldn't come looking for me.  Why think about cameras everywhere when I can think about other things; plans, training, sex, the next step.



I nod to Tracy, "Sounds good, my sizes are this:" and I give her my sizes.

I inspect the watch then put it aside as I keep searching for other watches.

Once Tracy is gone, regardless of if I have found other watches or not, I'll head back towards the bedroom and see if Carter pops up.

If he does, I'll ask about the watches, 'Time Displacement' in particular.
JohnA1nut
 GM, 1236 posts
Sat 16 Dec 2017
at 09:53
Avahur in Paintball World.
quote:
((Finals are around this time and I work in a retail call center, SUPER BUSY.))


OOC) What can I say? I think you're second only to Elayan as my favorite player of all time.

quote:
Also, I thought I mentioned it before? Avahur is vastly against torture or an extended duration of harm. Knowing what Carter would be doing, it's a matter of principles in not willingly inflicting something he's vastly against onto another, vs the benefits he would gain in Carter assisting him.


OOC) Understood. You should ask Carter what he does with them when he's finished.

quote:
Also, I try not to think about being under watch all the time.  Out of sight, out of mind. If I don't go looking for trouble, trouble shouldn't come looking for me.  Why think about cameras everywhere when I can think about other things; plans, training, sex, the next step.


OOC) GOTCHA!!!!!!!

quote:
I nod to Tracy, "Sounds good, my sizes are this:" and I give her my sizes.


And you tell her what you want. She nods, kisses you and leaves.

"I'll pick up some Rottweiler stir fry too."

quote:
I inspect the watch then put it aside as I keep searching for other watches.


GE 20.

No more watches to be found.

quote:
Once Tracy is gone, regardless of if I have found other watches or not, I'll head back towards the bedroom and see if Carter pops up.


Carter does indeed pop back up on the TV.

"Hidey Ho Verserino!!! You uh decide if you're gonna let me have the piece of ass or not? Ya know, I could just teleport out there and snatch her. But I'm waiting to see how this turns out for you."

quote:
If he does, I'll ask about the watches, 'Time Displacement' in particular.


"You gotta use that in this world verserino. If you verse out with it, it won't work anymore. And it's only a single use. Only works once. Something about the temporal field flux (Incomprehensible technobabble) That bad boy freezes time for up to 12 hours. You, anything you are in physical contact with, anything you pick up, they can move. Everything else is frozen. You will feel 12 hours, the rest of the world will feel only a minute. What's really cool with it though is if you freeze time and shoot somebody, the bullets will exit the barrel of your gun and just kinda hang there in space. Once you restart time, they keep going. The target will never know what hit them. Imagine walking into a police station with one of those shotguns loaded with explosives with time frozen. Unfreeze time and KA-BOOM!!!!!"

He's laughing wryly as he says it.
Avahur
 player, 108 posts
Sat 16 Dec 2017
at 21:03
Avahur in Paintball World.
In regards to Tracy: "I'd rather not have her go through what Mavis was going through. That said, when I'm getting my gear back and otherwise not around, I can't exactly stop her from wandering off or otherwise going about her life.  If something happened to her when I'm not around, though unpleasant, that's life. I can't stop everything."

Then about the watch, "Oh, that's super nifty. If I touch a car will just the part of the car I touch unfreeze or will the whole car unfreeze and operate normally?"
JohnA1nut
 GM, 1237 posts
Sun 17 Dec 2017
at 02:38
Avahur in Paintball World.
quote:
In regards to Tracy: "I'd rather not have her go through what Mavis was going through. That said, when I'm getting my gear back and otherwise not around, I can't exactly stop her from wandering off or otherwise going about her life.  If something happened to her when I'm not around, though unpleasant, that's life. I can't stop everything."


"You don't get it verserino. I know I don't need your permission to take her and do with her as I please. But if you want my help with your little scheme, you gotta give me your permission. It just makes it so much sweeter."

That's the deal. He could grab her any time. But if you want his help, you have to tell him you're okay with it.

quote:
Then about the watch, "Oh, that's super nifty. If I touch a car will just the part of the car I touch unfreeze or will the whole car unfreeze and operate normally?"


"You can't drive cars like that, unfortunately. Let me know when you build a better time displacement device. Seriously, let me know. We'll trade notes. So uh, you want to get within walking distance of your target before you start raising hell."
Avahur
 player, 109 posts
Sun 17 Dec 2017
at 04:58
Avahur in Paintball World.
In regards to Tracy: "Really? No ambiguities? Fine. No, you may not have her."

I spend the time until Tracy gets back meditating, preparing myself for what is to come, if the watch works as Carter says it does.

Not quite a fan of doing it this way, but it should serve for this world.

Once Tracy gets back I suit up in new clothes after appropriately prepping them.


Avahur has a slight problem with time stopping/slowing and killing people.  Normally, no qualms. Assassinating someone in normal time - while they may not have a chance to react, and may not be able to fight back, the chance for them moving, dodging, or otherwise avoiding an attack is not 0%.  Even if you attack someone when they are sleeping - that they didn't have the systems, presence, or ability to detect you is their own fault. Skills, technology, people, all are options in normal time. Time stop? Against normal people? That's dirty. Versers, enemy combatants, corporate big wigs, and deities don't count. It's fair game for all of them - they're either the most likely to be able to deal with it, or are simply short on luck/wrong place wrong time (for enemy combatants, usually).

Being able to counterattack or fight back, even if that chance is low, is not the same as fighting back not even being an option on the table.  It feels... dirty.

JohnA1nut
 GM, 1238 posts
Sun 17 Dec 2017
at 05:12
Avahur in Paintball World.
OOC) You're gonna hate this. But it is what you asked for.

quote:
In regards to Tracy: "Really? No ambiguities? Fine. No, you may not have her."


Carter looks at you and just says "Fine. You get no help from me. None. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Those are my clothes you're wearing, my guns you're using and my time displacement watch."

And he snaps his fingers and all of it disappears. The clothes on your back, the guns, the food, the time displacement watch. All disappear. You are naked sitting on the bed. There is nothing of use in the apartment. Just the furniture.

"And uh, if you leave, you won't be able to reenter. Now are you SURE you won't give me permission to grab her?"
Avahur
 player, 110 posts
Sun 17 Dec 2017
at 06:51
Avahur in Paintball World.
"Yep, I'm sure." I nod at the tv.

Well, not quite to plan, but whatever. Just makes things more interesting.

I meditate where I am.

Infinity has no beginning. No beginning can have no end.
JohnA1nut
 GM, 1239 posts
Sun 17 Dec 2017
at 07:00
Avahur in Paintball World.
A short time later, there's a knock on the door. Assuming you answer it, it's Tracy. She has no clothes for you, no Rottweiler stir fry, no nothing. She looks confused.

"I was sitting at a traffic light waiting for it to change, and the car just disappeared. Boom. And I fall onto my ass in the middle of the street. All of the money was gone too. I had to walk back here. Thankfully I didn't get too far. Do you know what happened?"

She glances around the apartment. Doesn't take her long to realize that the same thing happened here.

She looks at you pleading and says "What's going on here?"

OOC) All you have to do is give him permission to do something he's going to do anyway and you get it all back. I mean, now you've got nothing. I'm sorry, but that's what Carter would do there. It's not my fault.
Avahur
 player, 111 posts
Sun 17 Dec 2017
at 07:26
Avahur in Paintball World.
Hmm. So, that happened.

"Mmm, yea, Carter did that. No worries, just a difference of opinion. Give it a day or so."

If the tv is still there, I turn it to the news.  Otherwise I find a place to sit and meditate.

The next day, I know my course of action.
JohnA1nut
 GM, 1240 posts
Sun 17 Dec 2017
at 07:49
Avahur in Paintball World.
quote:
"Mmm, yea, Carter did that. No worries, just a difference of opinion. Give it a day or so."


Seeing the canned food is gone, she says "Well, what are we going to do about dinner? I don't about you but I'm starving. I haven't eaten anything in about a day and a half. I've got enough cash to order a pizza maybe, but after that......"

She's really worried.

quote:
If the tv is still there, I turn it to the news.  Otherwise I find a place to sit and meditate.


TV is still there. You're still the top story on the news. Nothing new.

quote:
The next day, I know my course of action.


OOC) And I'm putting my plans on hold until I see what you've got planned.
Avahur
 player, 112 posts
Sun 17 Dec 2017
at 08:12
Avahur in Paintball World.
((You mentioned it a while ago, about if waiting a couple days the news would show the theory that I overpowered Tracy and so it's basically all on my head and she's not charged with anything.  Is that a thing yet? Because if that story runs while the news is on - I'm literally just going to tell her she's free to go.  If that story hasn't run yet, then I do the following:))

"Sure, get pizza. Tomorrow, after checking the news one last time to see if anything has changed, I'm going to get myself some new clothes and then head back to the city.  You're welcome to come along, but now that the weapons are gone, well, going to have to resort to plan B, well, it's really plan A, but more exhausting.  Violence. Plan A involved weaponry, plan B is martial arts, and probably improvised weaponry. Actually, I might go with plan C. Can you find out if there's a workshop or welder's shop nearby?"

I'd love to find me a blacksmithing shop, but I doubt blacksmiths exist in this peaceful world.  A welder's shop should do, given some metal I should be able to forge myself a new sword.  Granted, it'd be improvised at best, but I've got the knowledge, modern machinery should make it easier to fashion a sharp, bladed rod. A sword without a guard, really. Though I might be able to make a sword guard too, will have to see what the shop has on hand for metal.
JohnA1nut
 GM, 1241 posts
Sun 17 Dec 2017
at 08:32
Avahur in Paintball World.
quote:
((You mentioned it a while ago, about if waiting a couple days the news would show the theory that I overpowered Tracy and so it's basically all on my head and she's not charged with anything.  Is that a thing yet? Because if that story runs while the news is on - I'm literally just going to tell her she's free to go.  If that story hasn't run yet, then I do the following:))


That has already played. She's not being charged. You kidnapped her is the prevailing theory.

quote:
"Sure, get pizza.


So she uses the apartment phone to order a pizza. Thirty minutes later there's a knock on the door. She goes to open it. (She can open the door from the inside) She asks the driver "What do I owe you?" and he says "No charge ma'am." It's then that you see the driver is Carter. He drops the pizza on the ground and grabs Tracy. They disappear together.

Then the apartment door slams shut. Bars come down on all of the windows. And the living room TV turns on. It's Carter of course. He's already got her strapped to a table. He's using a pair of scissors to remove her clothing.

He looks at you and says "Enjoy the pizza. And the show. By the way, the police should be there about this time tomorrow."

And from there we fade to black. But it involves a lot of crying, screaming and begging from Tracy as he does all kinds of things to her. You can't even unplug the TV to turn it off. It's playing on all of the TVs in the place.

This message was last edited by the GM at 12:34, Sun 17 Dec 2017.

Avahur
 player, 113 posts
Sun 17 Dec 2017
at 23:47
Avahur in Paintball World.
I enjoy the taste of the pizza, but not the show I am subjected to.

I look around, what furniture is left? What is it made of? Is there running water still?

How much space is between the bars?
JohnA1nut
 GM, 1242 posts
Mon 18 Dec 2017
at 00:14
Avahur in Paintball World.
quote:
I enjoy the taste of the pizza, but not the show I am subjected to.


I would enjoy the show, but that's me.

quote:
I look around, what furniture is left? What is it made of? Is there running water still?


Standard furniture. Couch, tables, chairs, bed, tv, etc. It's made of wood and cloth.

quote:
How much space is between the bars?


Not enough to squeeze through.

But since you're not going anywhere, after about 23 hours, Carter looks at you, Tracy is unconscious, she gave up pleading with him a while ago.

Carter says "Look verserino, you've been a good sport about all of this. So I will grant you a one time only."

And then in the middle of the room there appears a camping backpack. Inside is one set of cammo BDUs, one set of socks, boots, one hunting knife, and a 12 gauge seven shot shotgun. The sling holds 15 shells and the buttstock has a holder for another six shells. And there's a bandolier of 55 shotgun shells with it. The clothes and shoes fit you perfectly.

OOC) I actually own that exact weapon configuration. Well, not quite. But anyway......

"I can't let you verse out with nothing. Wouldn't be right. No, that's a fate I save for the ladies."

And as you watch, he puts a circular helmet kind of thing around Tracy's head. It apparently seriously hurts her, as she's screaming like she's never done yet. Then he hits her with an electrical taser and she verses out. She's completely naked when she does so.

"Sex between versers and non-versers creates versers. Didn't you know? Her memory is completely wiped. I mean, like totally. She won't even remember how to walk or talk in her next world. Fear not verserino, she can still be educated. She'll still learn. But her mind is a blank slate. She won't remember me, or you or her life here. She has, in a sense, been reborn."

Then he looks at his watch and says "The police should be there any minute."
Avahur
 player, 114 posts
Mon 18 Dec 2017
at 02:03
Avahur in Paintball World.
I nod to Carter when he mentions the bit about sex creating versers. "Didn't know sex creates versers, but I do have a son, who is a verser, so..."

I look over the equipment and gear up.

"This should make getting my equipment back in the next world easier. Thanks."

I look back over to him, "Any chance you could teleport me closer to my gear?"
JohnA1nut
 GM, 1243 posts
Mon 18 Dec 2017
at 02:52
Avahur in Paintball World.
quote:
I look back over to him, "Any chance you could teleport me closer to my gear?"


"Uh, no. But I do think they're gonna teleport you to your next world."

And the TV shuts off.

And just then, you hear about a hundred police sirens outside. They're surrounding the building. Looking out the barred window, you see some cops are carrying paintball guns, but eight of them are armed with the rifles and pistols that you were using. They apparently confiscated it and decided you were dangerous enough to use it upon.

From outside "This is the police. You are surrounded. Come out with your hands up. You are to be executed."

The shotgun shells are all 3 inch magnum 00 buckshot. 15 pellets per shot. 50 yard effective range. That's about the distance of the farthest cop. Let's see. Does Avahur want to go out in a blaze of glory or be strapped to a table and needled to death over the next week?
Avahur
 player, 115 posts
Mon 18 Dec 2017
at 04:53
Avahur in Paintball World.
Oh. Huh. Look at that. Game. The Fuck. On.

<Blaze of Glory, Activate>

"Now this looks like a job for me, so everybody, just follow me, cause we need a little controversy, cause it feels so empty, without me..."

I open the door (assuming it opens and isn't locked), and open fire on the police, specifically targeting the ones with paintball guns.

Once they are dead I start working on everyone else, also firing shots at random houses while I'm at it.



Edit to include mildly appropriate song lyrics.

This message was last edited by the player at 06:28, Mon 18 Dec 2017.

JohnA1nut
 GM, 1244 posts
Mon 18 Dec 2017
at 11:46
Avahur in Paintball World.
The knife that he gave you is a survival knife. It's got a half-dozen matches, fishing line and hooks, a wood saw, compass, and needles in the handle.

The door isn't locked. You step out onto the porch, and with a roar of "YOU'LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE!!!!!" You begin shooting.

Aiming between the cops in the first line, you see the scatter shot impact three police officers. They all go down. Are they dead? Who knows? But their buddies open up on you with paintball guns. It hurts, but you brush it off. Your second shot puts an end to their paintball fire, as two more cops go down.

The guys with the real guns open up. But having never even seen a real gun before, they don't know what they're doing. Bullets impact all around you. The apartment window shatters, the wood walls splinter all around you.

A third shot from you impacts another two guys. They go down.

And then somehow, the guys with the AKs get their shit together. They cut you down.

As you're laying on the porch bleeding out, Chief Wiggum yells "HOLD YOUR FIRE" and approaches. With your final, dying breath, you squeeze off one more shot directly to his chest. You literally watch his heart and lungs fly out his back before you fade into oblivion. But you took eight cops with you. Not a bad score.

Thou Art Dead.