Dark Side of the Moon - Day 10.   Posted by GM Heath.Group: 0
Desiraye Lipost
 player, 1647 posts
 Unemployed Gun-Chick
 Military PSA
Fri 30 Jan 2015
at 23:19
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
Orvo:
Orvo says, "I've only got 285 credits to my name, but since I'm the new guy, I'll put in my dues.  I'll dish out up to 200 credits to make this happen, but you may have to listen to some of my poetry on the drive and let me use you as my martial arts dummy while I practice."  The difficulty of expression on the dralasite makes it hard to determine how much of that was a joke, but his jellyfish arms undulate as he speaks.

"I don't think we need much, right?  Just a ground car oughta do it."

"We need something that's going to hold at least six.  Maybe a little more room to accommodate our Vrusk."
Orvo
 player, 42 posts
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Fri 30 Jan 2015
at 23:26
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
"We can get an explorer, but it might get expensive real fast." Orvo was suddenly wishing he'd been better at saving his money.
Desiraye Lipost
 player, 1648 posts
 Unemployed Gun-Chick
 Military PSA
Sat 31 Jan 2015
at 00:12
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
"We're looking at ground car, explorer, or a hover car.  Maybe even a cycle if someone is feeling lucky?"
Sgt. Porter Min
 player, 60 posts
 UPF Marines Recon
Sat 31 Jan 2015
at 02:59
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
Porter considers the issue.  "One of us on a hovercycle while the rest take a car might not be a bad idea.  It's a bit more expensive than all of us piling into a ground or hover car, but it gives us a few extra tactical choices if we get into trouble.  Also, if I were on the bike I could scout out areas ahead of the party and be less likely to be noticed.  Recon is my MOS, after all."
Desiraye Lipost
 player, 1649 posts
 Unemployed Gun-Chick
 Military PSA
Sat 31 Jan 2015
at 04:01
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
Sgt. Porter Min:
Porter considers the issue.  "One of us on a hovercycle while the rest take a car might not be a bad idea.  It's a bit more expensive than all of us piling into a ground or hover car, but it gives us a few extra tactical choices if we get into trouble.  Also, if I were on the bike I could scout out areas ahead of the party and be less likely to be noticed.  Recon is my MOS, after all."

"As long as you're OK with handling the bike Sarge, that's kind of why I suggested a second vehicle.  I may be able to put out the creds for the extra bike.  Let's see what we can afford after we buy the gear we need."
Sgt. Porter Min
 player, 61 posts
 UPF Marines Recon
Sat 31 Jan 2015
at 15:13
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
"I can handle a cycle, alright.  And with such a high Vrusk population, I figure it won't be hard to find a groundcar or hovercar that has room for our two Vrusk plus everyone else.  Does anyone else need to do any shopping before we set out?"
Desiraye Lipost
 player, 1651 posts
 Unemployed Gun-Chick
 Military PSA
Sat 31 Jan 2015
at 15:33
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
Sgt. Porter Min:
"I can handle a cycle, alright.  And with such a high Vrusk population, I figure it won't be hard to find a groundcar or hovercar that has room for our two Vrusk plus everyone else.  Does anyone else need to do any shopping before we set out?"

"I guess it can't hurt to look around to see what's around.  I may need a couple of SEU clips for my K-Pulse pistol."
GM Heath
 GM, 2086 posts
Tue 3 Feb 2015
at 19:02
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
So 132 credits gets you a ground car and ground or hovercycle for first day, 61 credits each additional.

Hover car is 172 credits first day, 86 per day thereafter.

Explorer is 440 credits first day, 220 thereafter.
Orvo
 player, 43 posts
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Wed 4 Feb 2015
at 22:38
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
Orvo says, "I say let's just get a hovercycle and ground car for the first day while we visit Legrange's relatives.  We can rent an explorer or something the second day and go up to the sanitarium."
Desiraye Lipost
 player, 1652 posts
 Unemployed Gun-Chick
 Military PSA
Wed 4 Feb 2015
at 23:10
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
Orvo:
Orvo says, "I say let's just get a hovercycle and ground car for the first day while we visit Legrange's relatives.  We can rent an explorer or something the second day and go up to the sanitarium."

"That sounds like a plan Orvo let's do it," Desi says as she pays for the vehicles so they can get out to the LeGrange farm to continue their investigation.
Sgt. Porter Min
 player, 62 posts
 UPF Marines Recon
Thu 5 Feb 2015
at 09:41
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
Porter takes the rented hovercycle for a spin around the block.  When he gets back, he says, "I may want to keep this for another day.  It's good to be on a bike again, especially after several days on that monorail.  Is everyone ready to roll out to the LeGrange farm?"

OOC: Porter's ready to go.
Desiraye Lipost
 player, 1654 posts
 Unemployed Gun-Chick
 Military PSA
Thu 5 Feb 2015
at 18:21
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
Sgt. Porter Min:
Porter takes the rented hovercycle for a spin around the block.  When he gets back, he says, "I may want to keep this for another day.  It's good to be on a bike again, especially after several days on that monorail.  Is everyone ready to roll out to the LeGrange farm?"

OOC: Porter's ready to go.

"We'll keep it for a bit Sarge.  It may come in handy and at least we have another vehicle in case we need it.  We can always upgrade the main transportation later if we need to."

OOC: Desiraye is ready to go as well.  Credits updated to show of rented vehicles

This message was last edited by the player at 18:25, Thu 05 Feb 2015.

GM Heath
 GM, 2087 posts
Fri 6 Feb 2015
at 23:47
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
You get your rental vehicles and drive to the Manbela Farm.  You have no difficulty finding the farm where Jack Legrange's parents still live.  About 50 km west of town, it is just off a fairly well maintained road.

You knock on their door, and Mr. and Mrs. Manbela are both there.  However, when he answers the door, Mr. Manbela becomes immediately hostile, grabbing a very dangerous looking rifle and pointing it out you.  "Get off my land!" he yells.  "It's your fault he's dead.  You work with those murderers who killed him!"

"You're right," his wife says from behind him.  "It's them!  They really did come here, just like he said."
S'Krllk
 player, 425 posts
Sat 7 Feb 2015
at 06:13
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
S'Krllk addresses the humans he's with, "This should be easy, his parents already know who killed him and they can tell us right away."
Sgt. Porter Min
 player, 63 posts
 UPF Marines Recon
Sat 7 Feb 2015
at 12:37
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
Porter assesses the danger as the farmer points the rifle at the group.  For now, at least, he seems to merely be threatening.

Porter slowly reveals his Star Law credentials so as not to give the impression that he's going for his weapon.  "Excuse me, sir, I'm Sargent Porter Min with Star Law.  We're here to investigate and find your son's murderers.  If you have some information, we'd like to hear it.  And if it implicates some associates of ours, rest assured we will see them brought to justice regardless."
Desiraye Lipost
 player, 1656 posts
 Unemployed Gun-Chick
 Military PSA
Sat 7 Feb 2015
at 14:22
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
In reply to Sgt. Porter Min (msg # 37):

With S'Krllk and Min already starting to talk to the parents, she just hangs back some and keeps an eye out around them.
GM Heath
 GM, 2088 posts
Mon 9 Feb 2015
at 17:32
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
The old man says incredulously, "Who did it?  It's you!  You killed our son.  They said it was you, and that you'd come.  Now get off our property.  I will be within my rights to take you down right there.  Star Law has no jurisdiction here, and neither does the RIK!"  He slams the door before you can respond and goes to a window, where you see him pointing the rifle out at you.
Desiraye Lipost
 player, 1657 posts
 Unemployed Gun-Chick
 Military PSA
Mon 9 Feb 2015
at 20:33
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
Desiraye just stands there speechless.  "Well, that could've went better."
Orvo
 player, 44 posts
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Mon 9 Feb 2015
at 21:33
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
Orvo says, "You know, as soon as we leave, he'll be telling whoever it is that we came by, and our enemies will know we're here, even though we don't know who those enemies are.  I think that means that time is of the essence.  We've been behind the curve at every point.  Think about it.  We got our pockets picketed, you guys were in that initial explosion before you met me, the monorail was sabotaged.  We've been one step behind at every turn.  Why don't we just go straight to the sanitorim as fast as our new wheels can take us?  It all seems to be connected to that place, if you ask me."

Orvo begins stepping away from the house to prevent getting shot at.
Desiraye Lipost
 player, 1658 posts
 Unemployed Gun-Chick
 Military PSA
Mon 9 Feb 2015
at 22:44
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
Orvo:
Orvo says, "You know, as soon as we leave, he'll be telling whoever it is that we came by, and our enemies will know we're here, even though we don't know who those enemies are.  I think that means that time is of the essence.  We've been behind the curve at every point.  Think about it.  We got our pockets picketed, you guys were in that initial explosion before you met me, the monorail was sabotaged.  We've been one step behind at every turn.  Why don't we just go straight to the sanitorim as fast as our new wheels can take us?  It all seems to be connected to that place, if you ask me."

Orvo begins stepping away from the house to prevent getting shot at.

"I agree Orvo.  We should take off and maybe, just maybe, we can gt the drop on somebody.  We'll have to appraoch the Sanitorium with a little tact I feel.  It's a long shot if they're even involved in this but a Vrusk's head having an implant in it is very suspect right now.

What do the rest of you think?

You have a problem with me riding shotgun with you Sarge?"

Orvo
 player, 45 posts
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Mon 9 Feb 2015
at 22:47
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
Orvo adds, "An exploding implant, mind you."
GM Heath
 GM, 2089 posts
Thu 12 Feb 2015
at 21:11
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
The Sanitorium is actually over 2100 kilometers of driving through the winding mountain terrain.  Although the road itself is supposedly well maintained, it will likely be a two day trip. You probably won't be able to travel more than 100 km/hour.

So you can switch your rental vehicles or continue with the current ones, but keep in mind that you probably won't be back in Quazzt's depression for about 4 days minimum.

Here's the map again:

Hammer
 Player, 195 posts
 40/40
 Pause. Computing.
Thu 12 Feb 2015
at 21:53
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
Hammer says, "If Orvo is right and they know we're coming, maybe it's time we upgraded to a better vehicle.  Just in case, you know.  Maybe an explorer and keep the hovercycle."
Desiraye Lipost
 player, 1659 posts
 Unemployed Gun-Chick
 Military PSA
Thu 12 Feb 2015
at 22:41
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
Hammer:
Hammer says, "If Orvo is right and they know we're coming, maybe it's time we upgraded to a better vehicle.  Just in case, you know.  Maybe an explorer and keep the hovercycle."

"I don't have a problem with that Hammer.  It should be more durable than the car we have now.  DO we need any other supplies or are we good to go?"
Orvo
 player, 46 posts
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Thu 12 Feb 2015
at 23:06
Re: Dark Side of the Moon - Day 11
Orvo suggests, Maybe an explorer and a hovercycle?