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A Clearing Just Outside Center City.

Posted by SSOGMFor group 0
SSOGM
GM, 998 posts
Some Sort Of
Game Master
Fri 2 Jun 2023
at 01:15
  • msg #1

Municipal Convention Center

It isn't really early, just past nine in the morning, but there are already numerous busboys positioning and setting tables. Only LESP has arrived, the secret service aren't there, yet.
The detective suggests the team sit at the tables and go over their assignments.
Detective Broyko:
"Just go over the assignments we've got. If anyone doesn't remember their assignment, it's because I didn't remember to give it to them, I'm sure."

This message was last edited by the GM at 01:16, Fri 02 June 2023.
JUSTAR
player, 89 posts
Mutant MA15/PB14{17d/20s}
HP55, SDC137 EB:176 AR10
Fri 2 Jun 2023
at 03:37
  • msg #2

Municipal Convention Center

The Day of the Convention, Hikari made sure that both Arnold/Captain Justice and Lilibeth/Runa had their Comic Convention costumes and accessories … delivering them personally if they had not contacted him or replied to his e-mail.

Coordinating with the Comic Convention Administrators, Hikari made sure a landing zone was cordoned off at the entrance to the Convention Center where the Comic fans would enter… and just before the Comic Convention portion of the event opened Hikari flew in … piloting the Justicar-Paladin over the heads of the comic fan crowd to land the 24’ft tall Mecha as a guest appearance... landing on its whining fan thrusters to strike a posse for the crowds.  All its weapons system were safety locked and its heavy ordinance unloaded for safety purposes.  Then Justicar-Polymer exited the mecha’s chest cavity to meet and greet with the comic fans and sign autographs.

The Paladin also bore a cargo… something Karl had whipped up from one of the now idle autofacs aboard the Sea Sentinel.  Much to Hikari’s shock … Toys!  Karl had run off diecast metal 2’ft tall robot figurines of the Justicar-Paladin with a similarly diecast metal ‘action-figure’ of the Justicar MKIII in the toy’s chest… both fully pose-able and combine-able.  Hikari smiled at his father’s creativity… though they were only a run of one thousand Karl had made; the fact he was so thoughtful and generous with his time was a surprise to Hikari. The first thousand Comic fans at the entrance would have a unique souvenir to remember the event!

But Hikari was not at the Comic Convention; he himself was on in his Justar combat costume near the entrance of the Conference Rally in fact he was sitting in one of the external monitoring Vans of the local Center City Police Security.. not with the Secret Service as they did not want his presence. Oddly, Hikari was wearing some wrap-around optical headband crown-like device and dividing his attention between watching the police van camera’s {not much}, and watching whatever was being displayed on his headband gadget.

In truth the device was a miniaturized version of his telemental helmet and he was directing and occasionally speaking through the head-mic from his Justicar-Polymer suit with the assistance of K3 the sophant A.I. onboard the battlesuit with the Fans at the Comic Convention.  He was having K3 do all the autographs while he spoke through the suit to the Comic convention fans and both took turns monitoring the deployed drones ~ Phobos and Deimos high above with their now enhanced sensor suites monitoring the proceedings, running facial recognition software and a dazzling array of directional mikes, sound samplers, and high-resolution optical and electronic image enhancers.  Hikari was effectively two places at once occasionally stepping outside the van to soak up some sunrays and fill his body with solar power… but made every attempt to make no displays of metahuman power and as best as possible stay out of sight and out of the way of the regular security.

It was hard staying attentive to the Conference Security when he knew most who were gathering for it were pushing bigoted hatred of his metahuman status.  Hopefully the Assassin would be NOT be spotted by his intentionally unwanted “help” and whatever went down would be someone else’s fault not his.  He really did not want to ponder what he would or could do with how tied his hands were to assist IF he actually spotted someone suspect or something suspicious.. likely any warning HE gave would be ignored anyways!
This message was last edited by the player at 05:58, Fri 02 June 2023.
Detective Broyko
NPC, 90 posts
Internal Affairs
Assigned to LESP
Fri 2 Jun 2023
at 04:36
  • msg #3

Municipal Convention Center

The detective spreads a map of the convention center on one of the tables, and explains, "This is how I think we'll be distributing LESP. In addition to those listed, each of the exits within the banquet area will have one of LESP's uniforms on it. Before anyone asks, Januchowski wanted to be in the communications van out front so, thankfully, he's not here."
"As you can see, the secret service wanted this rear exit as their own. As soon as their crew gets here, you can all familiarize yourself with their agents so you won't shoot any of them. This brings up another point. It is imperative that we don't discharge any weaponry towards any group of civilians. Any assassins that show up are to be captured alive unless it is the only means to prevent their escape. Those are orders from above, and I don't know why."


Broyko waits while people discuss the assignments and make their plans.
JUSTAR
player, 90 posts
Mutant MA15/PB14{17d/20s}
HP55, SDC137 EB:176 AR10
Fri 2 Jun 2023
at 05:40
  • msg #4

Municipal Convention Center

Justar regards the layout of the deployment plan with a shrug... "Are you sure you want ME, of all people, out front at the main entrance where everyone can see instead of off to the side and out of everyone's way?  The Senator's going to have to walk right by me there ~ unless he wants to 'sneak in through the secret service back entrance/exit?  Not a very 'Inspiring' look.  I set Justicar-Paladin and Justicar-Polymer at the Comic Fan's entrance as, sort of, an Obvious distraction."

Pointing out on the layout, "I'd like to have Drone-Phobos high-surveillance over the Secret Service's rear exit or at least at the back of the Convention center covering from there while Drone-Deimos flies a loose large figure-eight patrol patern over the top of the entire convention center lengthwise."

Then slowly draws his Stun Gun Blaster from the waist holster at the small of his back directing his question to Det. Broyko, "..is this also off the table?  It fires an invisible electrolaser beam... totally non-lethal, but effective in incapacitating targets.  Also.. I personally can control and induce static electrical fields in my surrounding to entangle clothing and hinder targets... its also mostly invisible.. and completely non-lethal.  My Static Electrical Control powers 'Can' disrupt electronics IF I will it so.. or inflict minuscule damage if I choose, but I am Fully in control of that intensity and area affected.  Can I use those abilities if needed?  Otherwise I'm reduced to punching folks and you got plenty of Police for that."
This message was last edited by the player at 05:57, Fri 02 June 2023.
Winter Herald
player, 607 posts
AR 15, SDC 600/600
Winter is coming.
Fri 2 Jun 2023
at 07:27
  • msg #5

Municipal Convention Center

Winter Herald had to send a notification and his picture identity to the team an hour before his arrival on the site, due to the changes he was making to his own appearances, insuring at least Broyko would know what he looked like now, and trusting the others would simply receive the information as needed.

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02:12, Today: Winter Herald rolled 66 using 1d100 with rolls of 66.  Disguise roll. TN 94.
02:17, Today: Winter Herald rolled 5 using 1d100 with rolls of 5.  Imitate voice. TN 97.


Winter Herald arrived, looking nothing like any form he was associated with. His voice became soft and cultured as he spoke, with a hint of Southeastern accent and dripping with elitist arrogance. "My primary blade is in storage for now. I am, as always, a living arsenal with concealed backups, but you can refer to me as Harold Frost. A simple name, close to another one you might know, because I need you to remember that name when the time comes. I need to be exempted from metal detectors upon entry, because it is embarrassing to be scanned by security. I will not be leaving once I am in, but few keep track of the bathroom habits of others, so it should arouse no suspicions that no one sees me exit."

"Now, I am going to be completely submerged into this act until the assassin reveals themselves, so depending on how you talk to me, it might get awkward. I am simply a middleman, a stand-in for another, and that needs to be remembered. So, how am I doing so far? I felt the artists at Star were good at listening to my instructions for facial obfuscation."
Detective Broyko
NPC, 91 posts
Internal Affairs
Assigned to LESP
Fri 2 Jun 2023
at 12:31
  • msg #6

Municipal Convention Center

In reply to JUSTAR (msg # 4):

"The senator will be coming through the hotel entrance. Zee and Drifter will just be a couple of guys staying out of the way of the secret service surrounding the senator. I highly doubt The Assassin will be obvious till they've acted. Once they have, it's important we don't press them till they're away from potential hostages. The secret service will be using the rear exit as their 'duress exit', those in the banquet area will secure that exit and allow the secret service through while attempting to detain the assassin if they go that way."
"In my opinion, once the deed is done the assassin will go out the front. The hotel is liberally supplied with security cameras; the convention center will be liberally supplied with law enforcement. Exiting immediately to the street will be their most likely option, and that's where REcycler and JUSTAR will be waiting. If they attempt to go to the convention and adopt a new disguise, Runa and Captain Justice will have been alerted and can watch for anyone coming into that area."
"Remember, it's important we don't shoot anyone. Even the assassin needs to be taken alive, if possible. One of the reasons we're here is because I told the city council that your abilities mean you can stop these guys without killing anyone. Prove me right, and we'll be making the world a better place."

This message was last edited by the player at 12:32, Fri 02 June 2023.
Paragon
player, 70 posts
Lucky Ducky MA 20 PB 25
SDC: 160 HP:35
Fri 2 Jun 2023
at 13:08
  • msg #7

Municipal Convention Center

Paragon/Alison is no longer even semi-casual. She wears charcoal colored cargo pants and turtle neck, over which is a hard armor vest which displays an insignia of the US Marshal's Service on the front with her "hero" name printed in very small letters beneath; likewise on the back is clearly printed in yellow "UNITED STATES MARSHAL'S SERVICE." She carries one of the HUD helmets that matches her motif under her arm (or now on the table in front of her), and a facemask bunched around her neck for easy pull up to cover if necessary. Her sidearm arm is still on her hip, and she carries an AR-15 carbine slung combat style at her chest. Her hair is pulled up and tightly braided to make getting into and out of the helmet easier. Her ensemble is finished off with a pair of work boot style hard toed shoes.

Alison looked over the map and gave a nod. "Those of us in the main room should either be like me, highly visible as a deterrent, or like Spymaster and invisible. I assume Garcia, as he is riding along with the Senator, will enter with the Secret Service. I will post up between the right hand staircase leading to the podium and the rear exist so as to cover it and provide secure exit." She pointed to the spot she indicated. "Harold, you look rather dashing. You might consider keeping the look, it suites you." Turning to Broyko, "As your liaison, I assume I am on sight point of contact for the Secret Service. Let me know when they arrive and I will be there to meet and greet. You can rest assured, my arms are for show. Push comes to shove, I'll engage hand to hand. I've no questions, does anyone else?"
JUSTAR
player, 91 posts
Mutant MA15/PB14{17d/20s}
HP55, SDC137 EB:176 AR10
Fri 2 Jun 2023
at 14:26
  • msg #8

Municipal Convention Center

Hikari listens as the adults plan and direct noting the armaments and makes one 'last' attempt to contribute something relevant, "Uhm, none of you need bear just lethal weaponry.. I can provide a Stun Gun Blaster for any of the team that would like the option?"

Not expecting to be paid attention to from then on.. he will take his assigned post and continue monitoring...
This message was last edited by the player at 14:29, Fri 02 June 2023.
Paragon
player, 71 posts
Lucky Ducky MA 20 PB 25
SDC: 160 HP:35
Fri 2 Jun 2023
at 15:29
  • msg #9

Municipal Convention Center

Alison turned to Hikari, "That isn't a bad idea actually. I'll take one if you have one on you." She nodded thoughtfully at the young man. There was more to him than she had originally surmised.
JUSTAR
player, 92 posts
Mutant MA15/PB14{17d/20s}
HP55, SDC137 EB:176 AR10
Fri 2 Jun 2023
at 16:19
  • msg #10

Municipal Convention Center

Hikari brightened.. almost literally.. the direct sunlight made him.. very attractive especially when he smiled.

He nodded, "Yes, I do indeed...!!!" to which he went and retrieved a ..  gun chest of impact resin and characteristic rounded edges.  With a thumb-print scan he opened the chest to a dark foam interior with a set of 10 of the energy weapons inside the 'New' smell of the foam was tinged slightly with the hint of ozone.  There was a foam space for each pistol to have 2 spare E-clips.

Stun Gun {Blaster} = Ra: 100’ft, Dam: Special [Victims are dazed, - 10 to strike, parry and dodge, for 2D4 melees – Save Vs Toxin],
RoF: 5/melee, charges: 10, Wt: 1lbs, WP: Energy Pistol [$4,000 + $1,000 E-Clip]

He immediately went into a tech instruction on their operation, "These are energy weapons they have no recoil.. so it will take a little to get use to that.  Those proficient with handguns I'd suggest aiming a tad lower than you normally would with a handgun.  They can only discharge 5 pulses in the space of a 15 second cycle period of the homopolar generator inside to refill the internal capacitors. Avoid head shots.. the electrolaser could potentially have some permanent nasty side-effects on the optic nerve ~ they have not been tested on such sensitive nerve clusters, as yet.  Each holds enough power for 10 pulses before a new E-clip must be replaced.  They have dual side safeties.  Do not fire underwater.. they will work but YOU are not insulated from their pulse.  Avoid firing near powerful magnetic fields as the beam will attenuate... and could possibly damage delicate control electronics.  Each weapon has two spare E-clips."

"These are a limited run Model MkI.. I've not had time to implement the Advanced Model upgrades with laser sight, select-fire pulse, extended e-clips, electronic night sight, Ammo/Charge readout, close-range taser setting, and the hardened melee/handguard construction ~ all integral. Maybe I'll get to it in the Model MkII"

Then he sighed, "Technically.. I'm a 'Foreign Consultant'... so let's just say these are 'on loan' ~ I'm not giving them to the agency... but I 'May' forget to ask for them back... y'know absent-minded geniuses these days..."
This message was last edited by the player at 18:18, Fri 02 June 2023.
Paragon
player, 72 posts
Lucky Ducky MA 20 PB 25
SDC: 160 HP:35
Fri 2 Jun 2023
at 16:50
  • msg #11

Municipal Convention Center

Alison is much more interested in the weapon than in Hikari on a personal level. She picked one up and admired it. She sighted it before slotted the E-clip. "Lower? So belt buckle rather than chest or navel? Either way it's ingenious. Light weight too, so I can carry it in my hip holder." She took out her Glock 29 and replaced it with the stun gun. She slid her pistol into the waist of her pants at the small of her back.
Detective Broyko
NPC, 92 posts
Internal Affairs
Assigned to LESP
Fri 2 Jun 2023
at 18:01
  • msg #12

Municipal Convention Center

Uncharacteristically, the detective grins. "I knew it. This is what I kept telling them, sophistication in lethal weaponry implies the same in non-lethal counterparts. I'll be borrowing one of those, myself. If we can rely on these sorts of weapons we'll turn the usual law enforcement mindset inside out."
"Thank you, Hikari, this is exactly where I wanted to go."

JUSTAR
player, 93 posts
Mutant MA15/PB14{17d/20s}
HP55, SDC137 EB:176 AR10
Fri 2 Jun 2023
at 18:26
  • msg #13

Municipal Convention Center

In reply to Paragon (msg # 11):

If the young genius has any notions of personal "interest" in the stunningly attractive US Marshal... it is not apparent in his reaction or gaze as he is the perfect gentleman eyes on her face and his bearing the consumate professional.

Hikari nods, "Yes, Paragon... between navel and belt-buckle will be quite effective!  The stun blaster does have a high pitch buzz when fired but its not very loud... in crowded areas like this.. weapon discharge likely will go unheard."

He turned to Detective Broyko and smiled handing him a blaster and two spare clips, "..Thank you Sir.  Just trying to be helpful and protect lives.  I have some working plans on a stun-nullifier that can be worn to shield Law Enforcement from such Stun Weapons but it is still in the development stage."
This message was last edited by the player at 19:15, Fri 02 June 2023.
Spymaster
player, 42 posts
Secret Agent Man
HP:48 SDC:93
Fri 2 Jun 2023
at 23:58
  • msg #14

Municipal Convention Center

As if on cue, Spymaster arrived, his standard suit actually buttoned instead of loosely worn, a flag pin on his breast.

"I hope I've dressed the part. I debated between this and my Ranger dress uniform, but I feel the Ranger uniform would draw too much attention to myself. I presume I'll handle the east, Harold, the south, it'll put you at the back of the room, where you should be able to outpace anyone trying to flee, no matter the door. Hikari, I love the initiative with the stun blasters. If you don't mind I'll have one as well."


Spymaster took the gun, and slid it under his jacket around the back, not moving his normal .45 from his shoulder. It didn't exactly conceal well, but for now it was held. An easy fix later, but for now he looked around the room.

"Our most immediate move is to scan the room as it stands. It doesn't seem to be his play, but our assassin may have left a few surprises. While we have the time, better to be on the safe side."

OOC: 17:56, Today: Spymaster rolled 97 using 1d100 with rolls of 97.  Concealment for stun gun.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:59, Fri 02 June 2023.
Winter Herald
player, 610 posts
AR 15, SDC 600/600
Winter is coming.
Sat 3 Jun 2023
at 00:28
  • msg #15

Municipal Convention Center

Winter Herald studied the pistol, matching it with other ballistics he was familiar with and finding a zero match. "It does appear to be an effective weapon. Unfortunately, I do not trust my aim with it. But I shouldn't need it, any more than I require the pistol. My primary role for this operation is observation. If the target appears, attempt to keep up, radio location information, and engage with non-lethal force to save lives or to enforce compliance with an arrest."

"And thank you, Agent Paragon. It was the best I could do on short notice. Lite Star are the real heroes. I just gave them my specifications - they were willing to invest in me for this assignment, as long as it was clear they were not endorsing any political views."
JUSTAR
player, 95 posts
Mutant MA15/PB14{17d/20s}
HP55, SDC137 EB:176 AR10
Sat 3 Jun 2023
at 05:25
  • msg #16

Municipal Convention Center

Hikari nods and smiles cheerfully as he hands the Stun Gun Blaster with two spare e-clips to Spymaster.

He makes no comment or reaction to Winter Herald's refusal, his expression neither surprise nor disappointment...
This message was last edited by the player at 05:26, Sat 03 June 2023.
Runa
player, 400 posts
HP 30, SDC 47
PB14, MA 18
Sat 3 Jun 2023
at 19:23
  • msg #17

Municipal Convention Center

Lilibeth strode into the convention center in her 'Cammy' costume with a positively beaming expression on her face. She knew that the real reason for her being here was to be part of a PSD (Personal Security Detail) but that wasn’t enough to damper her enthusiasm and excitement in the least bit. “Do try to remember we are here for an important task; protecting life,” Runa commented in their shared mind. “Of course! I will totally be alert and all that but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy myself until something happens, right?” Runa gave the mental equivalent of a snort but said nothing.

So it was that when Lilibeth entered the room where Detective Broyko was giving his assignment briefing, the blond woman had a beatific smile on her face. She leaned forward attentively as the detective detailed who would be partnered with whom and where. When he was finished, she raised a hand and then pointed at where she was to be on the map. “Not that I have any problem with being paired with Captain Justice,” she nods at the giant of a man, “but I thought you wanted me paired with Spymaster? Or did I just imagine that from a few days ago?”

She removes her hand from the map and folds her arms under her breasts while waiting for the detective to respond.
Senor Garcia
player, 280 posts
Retiree (MA: 22)
HP: 85 SDC: 188/183
Sat 3 Jun 2023
at 20:23
  • msg #18

Municipal Convention Center

Senor Garcia arrives wearing a blue suit, with a light blue tie. A pair of aviator sunglasses can be seen in the left side pocket of his suit jacket and a clear radio earpiece is visible in his left ear.

All in all, he looks like a shabbily dressed old Federal Law Enforcement agent who is way past retirement age.


13:14, Today: Senor Garcia rolled 47 using 1d100 with rolls of 47.  Surveillance Systems 113% (check out cameras inside convention center).
PASS, how many security camera are there inside the convention center?

13:13, Today: Senor Garcia rolled 67 using 1d100 with rolls of 67.  Wardrobe & Grooming 62%.
FAIL

13:16, Today: Senor Garcia rolled 81 using 1d100 with rolls of 81.  Disguise 105% (just some old Federal LEO)
PASS

This message was last edited by the player at 20:29, Sat 03 June 2023.
Drifter
player, 26 posts
How may I be of service?
Sat 3 Jun 2023
at 21:41
  • msg #19

Municipal Convention Center

wringing his hands Drifter briefly gets a confused expression crossing his face.
 Drifter wonders.
This message was last edited by the player at 21:46, Sat 03 June 2023.
Detective Broyko
NPC, 93 posts
Internal Affairs
Assigned to LESP
Sat 3 Jun 2023
at 23:09
  • msg #20

Municipal Convention Center

In reply to Runa (msg # 17):

"I had second thoughts on that. Both of you can fly, so you're the aerial component of a chase team. If you're informed the suspect is escaping you two are to take to the air and mark his position, follow as best you can till you can get him pinned down"
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