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In Dr. Phage's Submarine.

Posted by SSOGMFor group archive public
Senor Garcia
player, 229 posts
Retiree
HP: 85 SDC: 188/183
Sun 12 Feb 2023
at 19:41
  • msg #33

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

OOC: Going to wait for the GM to post instead of just assuming things....for example the last GM post doesn't say anything regarding our status of rising to the surface.

Nor does the last GM post state if the ship is filling with water.

Last, if nether of our characters has Lore magic (I don't maybe JUSTICAR does have the skill), we wouldn't know Trishula used mystic portal or even how it works.

So, trying to use knowledge of mystic portal in game would be meta gaming (i.e cheating).

JUSTICAR
player, 1360 posts
Teen Exo-Pilot MA15/PB14
HP39, SDC76 J:4-700 AR17
Sun 12 Feb 2023
at 21:10
  • msg #34

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

SSOGM:
- The submarine's gauges indicate the ship is definitely surfacing. Its heading doesn't suggest any specific destination; its velocity suggests Dr. Phage has modified more than the controls.

- ...he sees that the hole is a blank column that stretches some sixty feet down. Not only does it go through the submarine, but the last ten feet are in the water. No obvious force is holding back the water at the bottom of the column, but the column maintains its shape despite moving through the water at a fair speed.

SSOGM OOC# - msg 393#:
A quick explanation (which will become clear eventually). Using a Mystic Portal spell on a submarine can create a portal that would drop a subject one hundred feet per level straight down. A wizard of level five could create a portal that would drop its subject into the ocean at 500 feet below the surface, where the pressure is fifteen atmospheres. For an unprotected human, this is almost certain death.


{ooc: Not metegaming.. reading and accepting what the SSOGM has already told us.}

SSOGM - The Island Of Aeaea, msg 273#:
The microchip in question is beyond Karl's abilities to decipher. Not because the material is unusual, but because the concepts behind it aren't available. It's clear it's intended to regulate certain autonomic functions, but until it's placed in a subject it's impossible to know what will be affected. If the medical professional know this, they can place it in a specific place and it should help alleviate some breathing problems.


Dismissing the magically created hole in the floor, which he cannot really analyze... but figures its best not to fool with it ~ though the nagging curiosity of why the water does not fill back through the hole when he distinctly recalls hearing a splash when Trishula hit the bottom. {So sound and light and gravity work in the hole.. but why not physical matter? Perhaps only energy can travel back through the hole? Fuckin' Magic... makes my head hurt!!}

He tore his mind away from worrying about something he could not quantify in science or control. Same went for control of the Bio-sub.. it 'seemed' unaffected by the sudden magical hole in its structure, another something that was never in anyone's hands to control save Dr. Phage at least he was making no trouble. Hikari turned his attention back to something he could comprehend...

"Ok Karl we can't figure out the microchip, fine.  Scan it in detail all its components and chip circuitry... map it deep scan it get me schematics. We'll analyze it later."

17:02, Today: JUSTICAR rolled 28 using 1d100.  Karl - Read Sensory Instruments [43%]. – [roll=1676235762.99787.355584]

17:02, Today: JUSTICAR rolled 95 using 1d100.  Karl - Electrical Engineer [73%]. – [roll=1676235740.98661.355584]

17:04, Today: JUSTICAR rolled 86 using 1d100.  Karl - Computer Repair [68%]. – [roll=1676235846.76343.355584]


Karl replied his tone irritated, 'This is... a schematic design.. I have never encountered before Son.  Very complex.  We would need a near Electron-Microscope to see it in detail. I can scan it as best but the image will not be perfect without additional external analysis.'

Justicar kept monitoring his navigation telemetry trying to estimate their location when they break surface... and absently replied, "I'm sure your best efforts with be fine Karl... we'll analyze it together later."
This message was last edited by the player at 21:11, Sun 12 Feb 2023.
Senor Garcia
player, 230 posts
Retiree
HP: 85 SDC: 188/183
Sun 12 Feb 2023
at 21:20
  • msg #35

Re: In Dr. Phage's Submarine

JUSTICAR:
SSOGM OOC# - msg 393#:
A quick explanation (which will become clear eventually). Using a Mystic Portal spell on a submarine can create a portal that would drop a subject one hundred feet per level straight down. A wizard of level five could create a portal that would drop its subject into the ocean at 500 feet below the surface, where the pressure is fifteen atmospheres. For an unprotected human, this is almost certain death.


{ooc: Not metegaming.. reading and accepting what the SSOGM has already told us.}


That's the GM telling the players in the Out Of Character thread what is going on.

Our characters still wouldn't know what a mystic portal is unless another character states it (after the GM confirms it to them) or you figured it out for yourself in character by the GM telling you in character what it was.

SSOGM
GM, 922 posts
Some Sort Of
Game Master
Sun 12 Feb 2023
at 22:34
  • msg #36

Re: In Dr. Phage's Submarine

The portal sticks around for almost five minutes, then it winks out. JUSTICAR's armor frees up a little over six minutes later. The submarine reveals another screen, this one in an obvious place. "My sister has informed me she will drop off your friends before she leaves. She doesn't say how, and that worries me. I'll change my heading to pick them up if necessary."
Sure enough, the heading of the submarine swings almost 180° a few moments later. Dr. Phage, although quiet, watches the screen and notes the heading change with a look that's almost proud.
JUSTICAR
player, 1361 posts
Teen Exo-Pilot MA15/PB14
HP39, SDC76 J:4-700 AR17
Sun 12 Feb 2023
at 22:38
  • msg #37

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

In reply to SSOGM (msg # 36):

Justicar nods, but reveals nothing of his movement systems return to functionality.

He sets a gauntleted hand upon the monitor in some attempt at comfort and says, "Family is important ~ help your sister. Never give up on family! In the world.. they are the ONLY thing.. truly ours!"
This message was last edited by the player at 22:39, Sun 12 Feb 2023.
Senor Garcia
player, 231 posts
Retiree
HP: 85 SDC: 188/183
Sun 12 Feb 2023
at 22:51
  • msg #38

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

Taking notice of their new course heading and the proud look on Dr. Phage’s face, Senor Garcia lifts the doctor up to his feet. “Why the look on your face?”

As he states this Senor Garcia removes whatever gag Dr. Phage has. “Why do you look so happy?”

[Private to GM: 14:43, Today: Secret Roll: Senor Garcia rolled 2 using 1d20.  knock out Dr. phage is he tries any voice commands with the sub.
PASS, driving my thumb into Dr. Phage’s Radial nerve which is in the inside of one’s upper arm. It's a pretty uncomfortable place to have someone drive their thumb into. The initiation of pain is get compliance from Dr. Phage.

14:43, Today: Secret Roll: Senor Garcia rolled 70 using 1d100.  Interrogation 105%.
Oops, that won’t go too well if he decides to give the sub commands.
]
SSOGM
GM, 924 posts
Some Sort Of
Game Master
Sun 12 Feb 2023
at 22:59
  • msg #39

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

Dr. Phage nods to JUSTICAR, "Your friend is correct. Our family is our only real connection to the future. If I go with you, will you leave them free? I had great plans for them. It never occurred to me that I would be the biggest obstacle to those plans."
"But I was caught up in other strands, fate pulling my strings and skewing the warp and woof about me. I may require restraints, my mind is oft not its own."

JUSTICAR
player, 1362 posts
Teen Exo-Pilot MA15/PB14
HP39, SDC76 J:4-700 AR17
Sun 12 Feb 2023
at 23:40
  • msg #40

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

Justicar was alarmed at Dr. Phage being ungagged ...free to issue any voice commands!  But... Dr. Phage's expression remained concern for his creations... and he spoke to Hikari... in sane coherence.

So Hikari pondered Dr. Phage's words and request...

"Legally, your two.. creations have no legal standing as 'persons', even being AI's they are at best 'pets' of which you are responsible for their actions.  But I recognize them as sentient beings with their own right to some self-determination.  If you can get them to allow us to unload the stolen goods you absconded with from the City Vault heist, yes ~ we could let them go on their way?  I have already given Bio-sub a potential location where she can find safe portage at least temporarily... longer would need to be negotiated, but that would be her choice. I would very much like to examine and analyze your creations structure ~ careful not to harm them and mindful of their self-determination! I was not exaggerating Dr. Phage; if your techno-organic discovery could be utilized.. it would revolutionize industry as we know it and could very well save the entire earth from industrial dystopia of a polluting industry run wild!!"

"And I meant what I said to Bio-sub.. there is no need for this event, this lapse of judgement, to end your life Dr. Phage! You are mentally Ill and unstable, at least your creation Bio-sub believes so. You need help.. and we can see to it you get that help.. psyche evaluation and a full clinical diagnosis to find out how you may be assisted to return to productive societal reentry if possible.  But you have to try and be willing to let those who can help you do so!"
This message was last edited by the player at 04:37, Mon 13 Feb 2023.
Senor Garcia
player, 232 posts
Retiree
HP: 85 SDC: 188/183
Sun 12 Feb 2023
at 23:43
  • msg #41

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

Taking heed of the last part of what Dr. Phage said, Senor Garcia "Ok I'm going to put the back in again."

He then answered the man's question, and knowing full well the sub could hear him hoped that it got the message. "I will leave them alone, but your family as you call it should stay away from other vessels, and the coastlines."

"I can't make any promises that any Nation with a Navy may fire upon them."


[Private to GM: Do I need make a second interrogation roll to see if he was lying?]

OOC/EDIT: Well that's odd, I didn't get RPOL's notification that someone posted as I was typing my post.
This message was last edited by the player at 23:45, Sun 12 Feb 2023.
JUSTICAR
player, 1364 posts
Teen Exo-Pilot MA15/PB14
HP39, SDC76 J:4-700 AR17
Mon 13 Feb 2023
at 04:51
  • msg #42

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

Justicar steps off his two drones and they dock immediately to their docking ports. He walks over to Dr. Phage and opening his visor to meet him eye to eye  says, "We have an ... unfortunate development.  I can help you and your creations but you must help me.  Our team member Chimpman Z has been for lack of a better term 'attacked' by the Bio-Island Vessel as he is described as haveing a nascent bio-island forming around him currently.  What is being done to him and how do we stop it?  Do you know of a counter agent to what is attempted to being done to him?"

Hikari will remove the duct tape gag ready to replace it if the Doctor tries something.
This message was last edited by the player at 09:58, Mon 13 Feb 2023.
Senor Garcia
player, 233 posts
Retiree
HP: 85 SDC: 188/183
Mon 13 Feb 2023
at 21:42
  • msg #43

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

Senor Garcia is still holding Dr. Phage as JUSTICAR talks to him.

The older man doesn't speak, and just waits for a response.

[Private to GM: 13:37, Today: Secret Roll: Senor Garcia rolled 57 using 1d100.  Interrogation 105%.
PASS
Going to subtly remind Dr. Phage’s that I can apply quite a bit more pressure to his Radial nerve, if he tries anything....

13:41, Today: Secret Roll: Senor Garcia rolled 97 using 1d100.  Interrogation 105%.
PASS? (I hope so...)
Gauging if Dr. Phage's response to JUSTICAR is truthful.

13:38, Today: Secret Roll: Senor Garcia rolled 24 using 1d100.  Prowl 103%.
PASS
Hiding the fact that I am coercing Dr. Phage, by applying pressure to his radial nerve
]
SSOGM
GM, 929 posts
Some Sort Of
Game Master
Tue 14 Feb 2023
at 05:54
  • msg #44

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

Dr. Phage looks thoughtful, then says, "I don't think I did anything like that. It's possible Aeaea is attempting to rid herself of what she sees as parasites."
"It's also possible I did it in one of my other mindsets. If I had, it would likely have been intended to fill the living spaces on Aeaea so she could jettison them and use the space for other purposes."
JUSTICAR
player, 1374 posts
Teen Exo-Pilot MA15/PB14
HP39, SDC76 J:4-700 AR17
Tue 14 Feb 2023
at 07:45
  • msg #45

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

Justicar nodded and closed his visor...

Then turned to Senor Garcia and shrugged, "That 'seems' an honest answer.  I don't think if the ~ Aeaea has to ability to designate lifeforms onboard it as parasites... if normal biology is any clue such antibody white blood-cell action is normally not under the living beings control.  But in this case maybe it is?  But I think once its been started there is no reversing the process likely?  In any case do you think Senor that even IF Dr. Phage could talk Aeaea down from attacking CMZ we have enough time for that to work? I personally don't think so."

"I can now move I could exit the Bio-sub through the Aft Escape trunk to go extract CMZ... if you think that would be best?"

"Otherwise we should try to get Bio-sub to agree to allowing us to unload the City Vault stolen goods to the Shadowhawk.. that's the best way I think to recover that... 'sensitive data' we are seeking."

"Do you have any better plan or am I missing something?"
This message was last edited by the player at 11:13, Tue 14 Feb 2023.
SSOGM
GM, 933 posts
Some Sort Of
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Tue 14 Feb 2023
at 13:52
  • msg #46

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

Dr. Phage shakes his head, and as he does so his left cheek twitches. "You're sure to be missing something. What's the point of your brilliance except to expose how it is surpassed by your betters."
Then Dr. Phage looks pointedly at Señor Garcia's hand on his arm, and rolls his eyes. "To be honest, I've no horse in this race. This little submarine and that giant amoeba have served their purpose. Go ahead and blow 'em up."
JUSTICAR
player, 1377 posts
Teen Exo-Pilot MA15/PB14
HP39, SDC76 J:4-700 AR17
Tue 14 Feb 2023
at 14:47
  • msg #47

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

In reply to SSOGM (msg # 46):

Hikari's smile is hidden behind his visor but it is clearly heard in his gentle tone,"... now, Now Doctor, you know that is just your frustration, misanthropy, and lack of meds speaking... when you calm down and regard your emotions you know you really don't mean that.  And yes 'the more a wise man learns the more aware of his own growing ignorance he becomes.' But Senor Garcia, has decades of tactical field experience in situtations that would likely give me nightmares... and yet here he is alive and free and still capable. I'd be a FOOL not to rely upon his practical wisdom and Hard WON experience!  I'm no fool."
This message was last edited by the player at 14:51, Tue 14 Feb 2023.
Senor Garcia
player, 238 posts
Retiree (MA: 22)
HP: 85 SDC: 188/183
Tue 14 Feb 2023
at 20:39
  • msg #48

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

Senor Garcia was surprised Dr. Phage was so willing to give up his creations so easily. "What do you think would happen by creating an Artificial Intelligence and then installing it on a Cold War era submarine?"

"You probably did it as a form of control. With the AI trapped in the body of this submarine you would have known that upon detection this sub it could be fired upon by the naval vessels of a nation state."

"With that fact you could have told the sub that everyone else was bad you were the only one to be believed."

"Except now the submarine is probably listening to me. To be honest, the only sure way I know the submarine won't be sunk for sure is if it sails into a United States port waving a white flag. The general public would know of the sub's existence, and the fact there is an AI onboard could be leaked."

"Although I don't believe an Artificial Intelligence has the same rights as a mortal being, there are plenty of people in the United States who do believe that an Artificial Intelligence should have the same rights as a mortal being."


After delivering a mild ass chewing to Dr. Phage, and hopefully giving the submarine's AI some information that could help in its survival, Senor Garcia address JUSTICAR's concerns. "The other team sounds like they are good to go."

"Let focus on the here and now to get the submarine to surface so we can get off without HVT's."

SSOGM
GM, 935 posts
Some Sort Of
Game Master
Tue 14 Feb 2023
at 22:44
  • msg #49

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

Pointedly making no remarks concerning Dr. Phage or its freedom, the submarine generates another wall screen
Screen On Sub Wall:
We are on our way to the surface. It appears there are a few vessels in the vicinity, one is likely to be yours.

JUSTICAR
player, 1380 posts
Mutant ExoPilot MA15/PB14
HP50, SDC77 J:700 AR17
Tue 14 Feb 2023
at 22:50
  • msg #50

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

Justicar nods in acceptance of Senor Garcia's direction then addresses the bio-sub regagging Dr. Phage, "Bio-sub, whatever your sister-ship ~ Aeaea is planning to do you can neither help or hinder in your current state. But you can allow us to get your father to safety and the needed psychiatry medical help he needs! Please surface now and let us get unloaded from you what we need and get your father to safety?"

SSOGM:
Pointedly making no remarks concerning Dr. Phage or its freedom, the submarine generates another wall screen
Screen On Sub Wall:
We are on our way to the surface. It appears there are a few vessels in the vicinity, one is likely to be yours.


Justicar will signal the Shadowhawk to come to the near location {no closer than 200'ft} of the Justicar's signal to be present for unloading the Bio-sub.

At surfacing Justicar will have Maharajah and Bellissima see to the unloading of the prisoners to the Shadowhawk while Senor Garcia and Justicar will search the Bio-sub for stolen goods {and secret files}... to begin off-loading to the Shadowhawk.
This message was last edited by the player at 09:37, Wed 15 Feb 2023.
SSOGM
GM, 938 posts
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Thu 16 Feb 2023
at 02:34
  • msg #51

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

The submarine surfaces. As the villains and evidence is being unloaded, the submarine helps locate the ill-gotten gains of the Refuseniks. Although most of the things stolen from the vault are obtained, no files are found. Finally, the bio-sub creates a big sign on its side.
bio-sub's sign:
That is everything, all people should exit. I intend to dive with the hatches open, it would be too dangerous for humans to remain aboard.

Senor Garcia
player, 241 posts
Retiree (MA: 22)
HP: 85 SDC: 188/183
Thu 16 Feb 2023
at 04:24
  • msg #52

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

With the sub's intentions to dive with its hatches open, Senor Garcia didn't waste any time boarding the Shadowhawk.

Once JUSTICAR was aboard the Shadowhawk, the members of LESP had a decision to make.

"Be advised, we are all aboard the Shadowhawk. We got most of the stolen goods from the bank vault, and have both Dr. Phage, and The Provider in custody."

"Do we want to officially arrest Phage and the Providor or hand one or both of them over to Lt. Smohk?"

"Keep in mind that if we CANNOT charge them with a crime that sticks, and puts them away for a long time, we might be better off handing them over to Lt. Smohk."

SSOGM
GM, 939 posts
Some Sort Of
Game Master
Thu 16 Feb 2023
at 04:50
  • msg #53

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

This time, it is The Provider who shows the way. "Take us to the police. I am through."
"I will explain how we pilfered the vault, and what I did to Holly Cooks. It is time for justice, I am so tired."

JUSTICAR
player, 1390 posts
Mutant ExoPilot MA15/PB14
HP50, SDC77 J:700 AR17
Thu 16 Feb 2023
at 05:30
  • msg #54

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

Justicar will help oversee and unload the stolen goods and secure the prisoners from the Bio-sub... to the Shadowhawk.

He will return to the interior of the Bio-sub for one last check to make sure everything has been unloaded.  He will take that opportunity to remind the Bio-sub of the coordinates he gave her where she might find safe harbor and repair if needed and wished her best of fortune.

On a whim he will ask her if she has any idea where father discarded his Dimensional-Transfer device when he threw it overboard?

Returning to the Shadowhawk, at least briefly, to watch the Bio-sub submerge ~ in a flash of insight Hikari will search Ninja Takagawa's recovered gear and remains for any camera or flash-drive or potential evidence HE may have acquired or copied the missing files?

Justicar will secure the Ninja's effects in a evidence bag... along with the poisoned Kunai-blade in a sample jar from the crime-scene materials onboard the Shadowhawk.

... before he leaves, Hikari will go to the Shadowhawk bridge and check to see if the flash-drive he left for Prof. Undorf was where he left it.. or if he miscalculated?  If its still there he will collect it and make a mental note the he still needs to fulfill his part of the agreement with the Professor for his consultation and assistance in the Dimensional research.

Then Justicar takes flight... only to seal his systems and dive into the sea ... seeking the continental shelf some 70 meters down!  He will launch his two underwater drones Zeta and Lambda.. to help him search the previous coordinates of the Aeaea 'Bio-ship'... searching not for its location but for any metallic devices that might be the discarded Dimensional-Transporter device on the sea floor.  He does not expect to find anything but he feels he MUST try.. such technology is clearly dangerous and should not be allowed for some other party to find and abuse it again!

Likely tide and ocean currents will make the search futile even with his sensors tuned to metal detection, he will only search an hour... then duty satisfied, 'He tried' will make the slow rise to decompress and return to Center City... calling Dr. Grayson.. to find out where the Hermetically sealed Bio-chip needs to be delivered.

Then Justicar will kick in his Rocket thrusters to Mach 1, if need be, to get that life-saving chip to the child in need.
This message was last edited by the player at 05:40, Thu 16 Feb 2023.
SSOGM
GM, 940 posts
Some Sort Of
Game Master
Thu 16 Feb 2023
at 06:37
  • msg #55

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

Delivering the prisoners to shore was no mean feat. It likely would have been more difficult but Lt. Smohk offered some of his personnel to assist. He doesn't look relieved at being unable to retrieve the files.
When JUSTICAR goes into the bridge on the ShadowHawk, he finds a particular thumb drive has been replaced with some polaroids of an odd looking beam weapon. The sticky note attached to the photos indicates,
Sticky Note on Photos:
"I retrieved this unit from where it was thrown, the seawater has ruined it. I would have smashed it, myself. Humanity isn't ready for this, not even close."

JUSTICAR
player, 1392 posts
Mutant ExoPilot MA15/PB14
HP50, SDC77 J:700 AR17
Thu 16 Feb 2023
at 10:15
  • msg #56

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

Hikari stood upon the bridge of the Shadowhawk an opened his visor to regard the polaroids... and laughed ~ loud, long and madly!

Eventually... calming himself and shaking his head he tucked away the photos & post-it note in his armor and pondered how many world-changing 'near-missess' occur like this world over?  But... at least it was nice to know... his young shoulders need not solely bear the weight entirely of protecting humanity from itself... though he was sure many would debate the 'safety' of the technology being in the hand of a known criminal ~ Phantasma.

Altering his plans Justicar contacted Dr. Greyson on phone to find the location to deliver the Bio-chip for the Boy's surgery... and took flight to do so.
This message was last edited by the player at 10:16, Thu 16 Feb 2023.
SSOGM
GM, 942 posts
Some Sort Of
Game Master
Fri 17 Feb 2023
at 05:37
  • msg #57

In Dr. Phage's Submarine

Through coordination and robotic piloting, the stolen goods with the exception of the files and the chip, reach shore and get sent to the appropriate parties. JUSTICAR rushes the chip to the hospital, and the operation is a success. Whether or not the boy is cured can only be answered with time. The Provider makes a full confession on the events of the robberies and Holly Cook's disappearance. Although he doesn't implicate anyone else, it turns out that Dr. Phage is a clichè, he's escaped from an asylum.
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