Day Zero: Xue Xinlun.   Posted by The Blight.Group: 0
Xue Xinlun
 player, 11 posts
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 03:31
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
"Besides weird women on trains, I decided to do the consulting gig. Not my normal thing but...money is good. Can't buy beer without money! You heard anything about what's good here? I'm treating!"
The Blight
 GM, 70 posts
 I am nothingness.
Sun 10 Nov 2019
at 01:04
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
Zaid looks over at you with a questionable look.

"Not much I have heard some very basic things about this place but nothing you couldn't Google online. I know the food isn't bad but what did they hire you for? And explain what the deal is with this lady? Why is she still bothering you?"
Xue Xinlun
 player, 12 posts
Mon 11 Nov 2019
at 04:36
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
"they're researching the effects of a condition of a certain new beer they are putting on the market. They want me do some basic research and find out the effects and get back to them. I figured I should have a little more direct experience with the product..."

OOC: the above is from the original post but is a bit vague. Is there more detail...? What do they mean by condition?

"The lady...I dunno man I guess China is a pretty supersticious place. I think it's just that she didn't seem crazy. She really didn't..."
The Blight
 GM, 75 posts
 I am nothingness.
Thu 14 Nov 2019
at 01:29
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
"Weird. That just sounds weird, is that all the information they gave you? What is this guys name?"

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All the man said was condition which does raise some questions. They are better posed for the guy who owner...by the way he mentioned his name on the phone what it? Your friend will fill in finer details for you.
Xue Xinlun
 player, 14 posts
Thu 14 Nov 2019
at 01:36
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
OOC: I guess I assumed there were IC details we just hadn't clarified. Are there...not? Not sure what he does and doesn't know?
The Blight
 GM, 78 posts
 I am nothingness.
Thu 14 Nov 2019
at 01:42
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
In reply to Xue Xinlun (msg # 20):

OOC: He was very vague in explaining which you likely chalked up to your first meeting.
Xue Xinlun
 player, 15 posts
Fri 15 Nov 2019
at 22:21
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
"yeah...you're right. It's weird. He was pretty sparse. I guess I just thought, hey, some money, more details will come...but I don't have much to go off. Weird." *He polished off a beer a little too eagerly*
The Blight
 GM, 80 posts
 I am nothingness.
Wed 20 Nov 2019
at 14:22
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
As soon as you finish your conversation the bar keep walks over and points to the corner.

"Do you have a meeting?"
he hints to the man who is at the end of the bar. He raises a glass at you look in his direction.

Curiously you walk over.

"Xue Xinlun, I presume?"
Xue Xinlun
 player, 16 posts
Thu 21 Nov 2019
at 09:58
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
I walk over to where the man is. When he says my name I'm definitely surprised. "Y-yes?"
The Blight
 GM, 92 posts
 I am nothingness.
Tue 3 Dec 2019
at 17:25
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
The man dressed in a fine suit puts a hand out to shake your hand.

"Hello Xue Xinlun. I am Alexander Becker. I am the owner of this fine establishment."

The man stands up from the bar and buttons his coak in a swift fashion. You feel a little out of place because the man looks like he is here for a dinner party and less to discuss business.

"I brought you here because I need your help. I reached out to the some locals in the area and they referred me to you because of previous clients you had worked with. I understand that you are very talented?" he asks questionly.

OOC: Just so we are on the same page what is it that your character does as a service for these people?
Xue Xinlun
 player, 18 posts
Wed 4 Dec 2019
at 02:37
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
OOC: I'm thinking he largely helps them with the digital side of things. Web pages, SEO, Advertising, but also things like digital points of sale, tablets at the bar, whatever. And maybe he's known for having good taste in food and drink as well.

Xue looks relieved and puts on a professional but sincere smile. "ah! Wonderful. Great to meet you. I try to do well by my clients, who have all been quite happy with my work."
The Blight
 GM, 94 posts
 I am nothingness.
Wed 4 Dec 2019
at 15:27
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
The man claps his hands together.

"Excellent. Follow me. I'd like to take you on a tour of my little slice of hell and heaven."

The man proceeds to walk towards the back of the pub heading towards a door with a lock. He unlocks the door and opens it up to a backroom that is filled with people working.

There is what appears to be a giant distillery that lives behind the stone walls of the pub. The noises and sounds break through to your senses.

After walking past several different people and leads you to a back office that is more quiet. He opens the door and there is two chairs and a desk.
Xue Xinlun
 player, 19 posts
Sat 7 Dec 2019
at 17:18
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
I suppose I go along with it and sort of just take it in, appraising it, seeing what details stick out. When he opens the door, I sit down in one of the chairs (unless there's a clear indication from him to do otherwise)
The Blight
 GM, 98 posts
 I am nothingness.
Mon 9 Dec 2019
at 00:59
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
The man takes a seat behind the desk while you sit in a chair in the front of the desk.

He grabs a bunch of papers and gathers his information while not looking up at you.

"So I am sure that many of the clients that you work with are not up in their technology. I am looking for two things in particular that I need you to do. The first would be to give me a report of what I can do to bring us into this century. Analyze, detail and report all of our activities."


The man puts the papers down and looks at you.

"The second task I have is a little more low key. I need to analyze our staff, we have been having problems. It's ended up costing us tons of money and time. I need you to give me a detail information of who might be the problem child."
Xue Xinlun
 player, 20 posts
Mon 9 Dec 2019
at 05:21
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
Xue is a bit surprised, but not an unhappy one. He doesn't love that he's essentially going to be a spy (although everyone will know he's a consultant), but he's excited to touch other parts of the restaurant business besides just the technology. He thinks it'll be a good learning opportunity.

With a smile, he says. "I see. On the technology front, that will definitely be no problem. Will I have free access to all of your areas and current systems, or will I need to liaise through someone? As far as your personnel issues, I will definitely make a point to evaluate everyone I interact with, and see if I can't see who might be causing issues. What sort of issues have you been having? That could help me know what to look for."
The Blight
 GM, 100 posts
 I am nothingness.
Mon 9 Dec 2019
at 14:57
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
"Well," the man says. The pause leads you to believe he is trying to formulate what he is going to say before he says it.

"There have been some things that have happened lately which have to lead me to believe that people are stilling either product or money from our organization. We have had a recently high surge in thiefth but cameras have no caught much. This is why I need you to find out what you can do. You'll have access to all our systems and I will get you someone that I trust. A family friend who would never steal from me no matter the cost."

The man clicks a button and a buzz rings out somewhere in the distance.

"Yes, sir." The voice says.

"Please come into my office, I need you to meet someone."

There is a click of heels and a woman walks in who looks like she is in her mid thirties.

"Mr. Xue Xinlun this is Cassandra. She's my assistant and also helps with the IT related questions. Cassandra this is Mr. Xue Xinlun. For the next few weeks he will be analyzing our systems as well as doing some research for me, please make sure he has access to everything and signs the proper paperwork."
Xue Xinlun
 player, 21 posts
Thu 12 Dec 2019
at 03:54
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
Xue Xinlun goes to shake her hand.

"It's very nice to meet you. I look forward to working together. You have a popular operating here, and I know that with some upgrades, you can have the tech to match. And the thievery...I will def think about what I can do to protect your operations and find whoever is responsible."
The Blight
 GM, 102 posts
 I am nothingness.
Thu 12 Dec 2019
at 17:32
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
"Excellent. Let me show you right away to our main area where we handle more of the technical parts of this business."

She asks you to follow her and you can see that the owner drives right back into the books he was looking at. You follow her and not far away from where the owner is, you see that there is another area set up further in the back past all the big machines and the bosses office.

Inside of the room you find two guest chairs as well as an area that houses two or three computer monitors and seating for much more than one person. She grabs a binder off the shelf and pulls out one of the seats.

"Please sit, I will walk you through our procedures and what we do here. After that you can go through our systems and come up with your own analyzes."

OOC: Go ahead and make a roll technology roll so that you can comprehend the systems. You most likely have some skill in this so feel free to decide it would be listed at +4 all the way to +0.
Xue Xinlun
 player, 22 posts
Sat 14 Dec 2019
at 16:46
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
OOC: how finely granular are the skills in the game? Basically, is technology as a skill separate from academics? Some games split them and some games don't. Xinlun is either a 3 or a 4 in tech, and the answer to this will clarify which :) I need to figure out how to represent both his tech skills and his PhD in skills

From dice roller (I'm still new to rpol): Xue Xinlun rolled -3 using 4 Fudge dice with rolls of 0, -1, -1, -1.  Analyze their system

Ooc: Yikes!
The Blight
 GM, 105 posts
 I am nothingness.
Mon 16 Dec 2019
at 14:43
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
OOC: That's a bad roll for sure. This game has the same skills as FATE core but I suggest you look at the house rules I am using.

Academics is just for things like read, math, general knowledge this.

Tech which should have just been called Electronics is a skill that encompasses everything dealing with technology.

This is all very open and you can change it later but I want to play through the system to help you understand it before we release you into the wild.

So if you Electronics is a 4 then that means you would be a +1 for that roll.

I'll assume that for now. We can change it later.


IC: After sitting down to go over the details the computer monitor gives you a pretty big headache. You feel your eyes straining from the intense session to look over all the details. You quickly realize there is just too much information.

"Is something wrong?" Cassandra asks you.
Xue Xinlun
 player, 23 posts
Tue 17 Dec 2019
at 16:59
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
Xue Xinlun rubs his eyes. "I had a bit of a weird experience on the way here. And maybe that drink I had before meeting up with you all went to my head. I think I have a general idea, and maybe should get into the specifics tomorrow. For now, though, I'm interesting in knowing more about this thief. But maybe I should go get some rest and come back when I'm a bit more fresh." He looks embarrassed. "I will do some planning on my end tonight now that I've seen your system, and come up with a proper way to organize and tackle both tasks."

OOC: I imagine Things Will Happen, but assuming at some point we get back to this, I want to angle to try and make a situational advantage I can use. Something like "Prepare To Analyze Some Data" or something. Or maybe "Right Tool For the Job" after he does research on relevant technologies, or something.
The Blight
 GM, 108 posts
 I am nothingness.
Fri 20 Dec 2019
at 16:29
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
Cassandra understands and allows you to leave but does give you a keycard which you can use to the access the backend area around the Brewery. She allows you to leave and wishes you a safe trip back home.

The trip back is uneventful but you can't get it out of your head that there's so much going on with this business. The business itself seems solid but why so much drama for a pub. Still you are up for the challenge and do some minor planning that night ready to go back in the morning.

That night however, your dreams are haunted by something chasing you. You wake up not once but twice that night in a cold sweat that leaves you a little jarred. In the morning, you wake up but certainly not as rested as you normal would be.

Your cell phone rings and you realize you left it in your living room. Walking over you see a number that you aren't sure who is calling but you answer anyway.

"May I speak to Xue Xinlun?"

You announce that it's you.

"My name is Inspector Capers. I need you to come down to the station as soon as possible."
Xue Xinlun
 player, 24 posts
Sun 22 Dec 2019
at 02:36
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
"I...I'm sorry officer I just woke up. Did something happen??"
The Blight
 GM, 113 posts
 I am nothingness.
Sat 28 Dec 2019
at 00:50
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
"I'm just going to need to see you at the station. You haven't done anything wrong but I am afraid I have some terrible news. But I'll need to talk to you face to face."

The inspectors tone clearly gives you the impression that there's more to the story but you are unsure if you'll get anymore information.

OOC: Is there anything you would like to do before you leave? Assuming you want don't want to ask any more questions?

This message was last edited by the GM at 00:51, Sat 28 Dec 2019.

Xue Xinlun
 player, 25 posts
Sat 28 Dec 2019
at 22:24
Day Zero: Xue Xinlun
I think he just would get dressed and go. And maybe text his friend on the way.