E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - T, A, I.   Posted by DainXB - GM.Group: 0
Time Keeper
 player, 192 posts
Wed 7 May 2014
at 07:17
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
out in the bay Time Keeper slowed the time stream and slowly sank into the water. He bobbed about holding onto Ian and tried to pull his helmet off.

Finally getting the catches free he let it drop into the water while he held his friend under the life saving liquid hoping he had made it in time.

after a moment Ian started to move and come too.

"Well my friend that was cutting it fine"
Amm-Fibian
 player, 314 posts
 Currently - Amm-Fibian
 Determination: 1
Wed 7 May 2014
at 07:38
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
"I would have said cutting it close," Amm-Fibian states matter of factly, as if he did not just nearly die.
"What brought you to the MIB Headquarters?"
Time Keeper
 player, 193 posts
Wed 7 May 2014
at 08:06
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
"A vision of the attack followed by one of you dying so I decided to alter that particular time line " the master of time replied with a smile.
Amm-Fibian
 player, 315 posts
 Currently - Amm-Fibian
 Determination: 1
Wed 7 May 2014
at 23:34
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
"What other timelines need changing at the moment? Does that question even make sense?"
Time Keeper
 player, 194 posts
Fri 9 May 2014
at 07:10
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
Despite everything Time Keeper chuckled " It makes perfect sense to me." he replied.

" I need to go into the time stream and see what we can do in the future to make the present change for the better. Not sure who is attacking the city but I will try to get some answers." He looked back to the dock.

"It would be best if I was on dry land to do it sometimes it takes a lot out of me and unlike you my friend I cannot breath under water if it was to go wrong and I passed out"
Amm-Fibian
 player, 316 posts
 Currently - Amm-Fibian
 Determination: 1
Fri 9 May 2014
at 21:35
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
"I can answer your question. It's a man named Toomey. He's a tinkerer and a genius and he has spent the last several years shrunk to miniature size and building this army. I stopped him at the MIB building, but his forces seem to have spilled out into the city... unless there is a second villains plot hatching at the exact same time."
DainXB - GM
 GM, 746 posts
Sat 10 May 2014
at 02:28
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
Ian:
Your ingenious idea of using the MIB HQ's security system as emitters for Toomey's shrink-ray was limited to the area the security system covered. That means that any part of the Tinker's army that had already deployed outside the building wasn't affected.

Even at the top (scale) speed of the VTOLs, they must have been underway for hours to get into position out in Akamai City. Chances are, Toomey is still at large.

[OOC: OK, so I couldn't resist a shrink-ray "at large" pun. Sue me. :)]
Amm-Fibian
 player, 317 posts
 Currently - Amm-Fibian
 Determination: 1
Mon 12 May 2014
at 20:56
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
"Timekeeper, thanks for the help. I should be fine now. I'll see what I can do from here. Perhaps you should make sure the other heroes are alerted. This may be a time for Todd to begin punching things."
DainXB - GM
 GM, 752 posts
Mon 12 May 2014
at 23:11
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
Ian, Time Keeper:
Timing, they say, is everything. :) The Kiyomi Maru appears around the curve of the southern bay headland, a thirty-foot rooster-tail of spray in her wake!

Angelfish:
Ishida-san is at the controls, white-knuckling both the throttle and the coffee mug you brought him. Through the front windscreen, and on the starboard camera feeds, you can see that the city appears to be under attack! VTOL aircraft are firing laser blasts down at the streets in several places, and the dark hulls of massive armored vehicles are visible beyond the roofs of the single-story buildings near the beach.

Ty'daal:
From your position on the rear deck, you can see clearly that these airborne vessels are significantly higher in technological sophistication than most of what Humanity has to offer. Nowhere near your own world's tech, of course, but definitely advanced for this world. You spot Time Keeper kneeling in the surf at the narrow strip of beach on the south side of the bay. He seems to be looking intently at something--or someone--beneath the water!
Amm-Fibian
 player, 318 posts
 Currently - Amm-Fibian
 Determination: 1
Wed 14 May 2014
at 20:20
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
Amm-Fibian catches a ride on a passing Dolphin and heads towards the Kiyomi Maru, waving as approaches.

OOC: I have no animal kinship powers, but this seemed cool. :P
DainXB - GM
 GM, 753 posts
Fri 16 May 2014
at 00:33
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
Ian:
There is a dolphin swimming conveniently near the Kiyomi Maru... It (he?) seems to be a shade darker in color than most of the dolphins you've seen, and has recent wounds on one fin. They look like the marks caused by a shark's teeth. The dolphin chirks in a friendly manner, and offers you the other fin as a hand-hold.

[OOC: You may all now converse and fill one another in. You'll have a couple of panels, at least, before something explodes. :)]
Time Keeper
 player, 195 posts
Fri 16 May 2014
at 09:38
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
Time Keeper felt Ian move away from him and the beach out to deeper water just as the Kiyomi Maru came into sight. He raised a hand and waved at them before turning his mind inwards to see what time had to offer in the way of possible outcomes to this situation.
Amm-Fibian
 player, 319 posts
 Currently - Amm-Fibian
 Determination: 1
Fri 16 May 2014
at 19:30
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
Amm-Fibian greets the Kiyomi Maru from the sea.
"Forgive my not coming aboard. My dry-suit was destroyed combating evil. A human named Toomey, who calls himself The Tinker, seems to have spent the last several years at MIB HQ creating an army, while shrunk to microscopic size. Today he returned that army to it's original size and attacked. We managed to reverse the ray inside the MIB building and defeat Toomey's forces there. However, the main battle seems to have spilled onto the streets. I think perhaps some punching is in order."
Angelfish
 player, 160 posts
Sat 17 May 2014
at 03:33
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
Angela looks up from donning the MkVII, "A microscopic army? Lovely..."  She closes the helmet, "Punching is really Todd's stock-in-trade, you get in touch with him yet?"

Suit sealed, Angelfish floods the helmet and takes a deep breath.

Punching may be Todd's gig, but then again, I've got the big guns!

With that, she back-flips into the bay, following Ty'daal toward the beach and the attacking aircraft...
Amm-Fibian
 player, 320 posts
 Currently - Amm-Fibian
 Determination: 1
Sat 17 May 2014
at 05:40
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
"I'm not really, errr, in a position to get in touch with Todd."
Amm-Fibian watches them swim away.
"I'll just wait here then!"
DainXB - GM
 GM, 756 posts
Sat 17 May 2014
at 23:44
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
Ian:
The dolphin you hitched a ride on nudges you with his snout, and vocalizes a complex series of auditory signals. Dr. Ishida's voice comes over the hydrophones built into the Kiyomi Maru's hull. "We've been working on a program to translate dolphin 'language'. I think he's asking you a question..." There's a click, then a computer voice reads the translation over the hydrophone speakers.

: dry-suit/UNT : query : split-tail/fish : swim/travel : above/outside : water/ocean : query/(excitement?) :

Angelfish, Ty'daal:
You reach the beach, where Time Keeper is standing. There's definitely action happening in the city; there are sirens sounding... Suddenly, from across the city in the area called the Shoals, you see three airborne explosions!

There's trouble much closer to you, as well! Appearing from beyond the darkened tower of the MIB headquarters building, you see a dark figure flying at high speed, in a twisting dogfight with a pair of VTOLs! As the figure fires lasers from it's forearms, you realize that it's TechKnight! Typically, he seems unconcerned with where stray shots from either side of the battle might be landing...

The two VTOLs are bracketing TechKnight, and you can hear a grinding sound from further inland, near the base of the MIB tower--followed by a sound like a thunderclap!

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:55, Sat 17 May 2014.

Time Keeper
 player, 197 posts
Sun 18 May 2014
at 06:14
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
Sinking to his Knees on the beach time keeper feels the sand between his fingers. For some reason at the moment the image of his grandfather, David and himself standing on the spit fishing comes to mind. It is a happy memory but as quickly as it comes it's replaced with another, the three of them climbing in the mountains and camping out.
On those adventures his grandfather taught them about the island, the history of their people and the spirits they believed in, another happy memory.

The it changes it's raining and he's feels sadness, before him is a grave, he feels David's presence next to him, the others hand in his, his grandfather is there to but only because the newly filled in cave is where he now lays.
But there's something else he turns and there standing between the mourners he sees glowing figures, figures dressed in ancient ritual robes, they look at him and smile and the through the sound of the rain he heard them sing and that sound filled his heart with peace.

At that moment he was suddenly back on the beach in the here and now but the singing was still there with him and listening to it he felt the energy in it. Sending his mind back into the time stream he took the song of his people, their power and their wisdom with him. He let his mind flow into all the possibilities looking for a way to fight the attackers of his home, his friends and his way of life.


OOC: 07:15, Today: Time Keeper rolled -1 using 2d6-7. Precog roll (6).total 5

This message was last edited by the player at 06:18, Sun 18 May 2014.

Amm-Fibian
 player, 321 posts
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 Determination: 1
Sun 18 May 2014
at 06:14
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
"Fascinating! I'm certain we could modify the Dry-Suit... adding some robotics and such... more automation... to be operated by a dolphin. You already breath air my friend, so you have less worries than I do on land. We could probably install this speaking device of Ishida's as well... if not the actual device, a cloud powered version. I'll get right on it. Dr. Ishida, I will need some sort of submersible laboratory!"
DainXB - GM
 GM, 759 posts
Mon 19 May 2014
at 00:05
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
Ishida-san transmits. "There is equipment at Blue Sea R&D; we can submerge some of it in the moon pool if you like--assuming of course that the building is still standing, under the circumstances. I'm taking the Kiyomi Maru back to dock there now, to find out."

[OOC: You can pursue this idea now, essentially picking up the B plot of this episode from Angelfish and Ty'daal (who are now picking up the A plot). Alternatively, you could TUNA some beachcomber and keep on with the A plot of defending the city from the Tinker. :)]
Amm-Fibian
 player, 322 posts
 Currently - Amm-Fibian
 Determination: 1
Mon 19 May 2014
at 06:28
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
OOC: Ian isn't much of a fighter, so he'll leave with Ishida to where there are things to figure out. He can still give aid via communications if need be to the A team.

"I'll come with you. Dolphin... what's your name by the way?... help me follow the Kiyomi Maru, and we'll see about that Dry-Suit!"


Amm-Fibian hangs onto the Dolphins back.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 762 posts
Sat 24 May 2014
at 02:14
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - Ian, TK
[OOC: Continued in thread E3S7 - Blue Sea R&D Lab.]
DainXB - GM
 GM, 763 posts
Sat 24 May 2014
at 04:40
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - A, Ty
[REPEATING, IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:]

Angelfish, Ty'daal:
 You reach the beach, where Time Keeper is standing. There's definitely action happening in the city; there are sirens sounding... Suddenly, from across the city in the area called the Shoals, you see three airborne explosions!

 There's trouble much closer to you, as well! Appearing from beyond the darkened tower of the MIB headquarters building, you see a dark figure flying at high speed, in a twisting dogfight with a pair of VTOLs! As the figure fires lasers from it's forearms, you realize that it's TechKnight! Typically, he seems unconcerned with where stray shots from either side of the battle might be landing...

 The two VTOLs are bracketing TechKnight, and you can hear a grinding sound from further inland, near the base of the MIB tower--followed by a sound like a thunderclap!
DainXB - GM
 GM, 764 posts
Sat 24 May 2014
at 04:59
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - A, Ty
Time Keeper:
Your vision is garbled; a thousand possibilities intersect in the here-and-now. But the very sand and soil of the island connects you to the present the way that your powers (whatever their source) connect you to the time stream. They tell you that you are needed: You see a flash of the near-future... Very near!

A man, bare-chested but wearing a feathered war-helmet and a feathered cloak is engaged in battle with a pair of massive armored vehicles! Behind him, the residents of Liloa (a middle-income residential neighborhood) are fleeing in terror as machinegun fire riddles their homes. The warrior is built like a sumo-wrestler, and he stands in the street defiantly as the tanks roll forward, but the lead tank rolls right over him!

Liloa is on the southeastern side of Akamai City, all the way across town from where you are now. It might take you a few seconds to get there... Or you could hurry. :)
Ty'daal
 player, 200 posts
 Stamina: 12/12
 Determination: 5/4
Sat 24 May 2014
at 05:21
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - A, Ty
"War."

With that, Ty'daal flings his arms outwards, and tendrils of water flow from the sea, lifting him upwards. After he reaches two dozen or so feet in the air, the seawater begins threading itself together. Extensions of his arms and legs flow outwards, until large, 'armored' feet touch the beach. The alien warrior floats in the chest of a towering humanoid construct formed out of water. A slow step at first, then a quicker pace and Ty'daal moves through the streets towards the tower.
DainXB - GM
 GM, 767 posts
Sat 24 May 2014
at 05:49
Re: E4S3 - Multinational Investigation Bureau HQ - A, Ty
Ty'daal:
[Gain 1 Determination. That is f'in' cool!]
As you splash your way down the street, your elevated position allows you to see four two-segmented war machines facing the damaged MIB tower's corners. The human traffic of the city has jammed up behind vehicular crashes a block away in every direction; you can step over them easily.

A kinetic-energy weapon on one of the war machines is the source of the thunderclap--it fired on TechKnight, sending him spinning out of control into the side of an office building!

Suddenly, the VTOLs he had been fighting spot you and each fires a pair of pulse-lasers!

[OOC: Defend against a Difficulty of 5 (they get +1 for combining their attacks). The lasers do 5 Stamina on a hit.]