You are Alex Murphy, a 250 year old robot who can think and who has his creator in his head. You are in Tractormaede, a town, and you are currently looking through the marketplace for stuff.StatsIntellect: +++Defense: +Offense: =Speed: -AbilitiesRevolver User lv 2: Average skill with revolver type weaponry.Fist User lv 2: Average skill with fists and fist weaponry.Improved Sonar Ping lv 1: Detect objects within an okay radius around you using weak sonar. 5% Energy/useFeedback Pulse lv 3: Create a stunning whine of feedback that dazes nearby organic units. 7% Energy/useEnhanced Scan Unit lv 2: Passively gain information about units near you such as weak points and classifications. Detects weak points relatively quickly.Track Noise lv 1: Tracks the location and direction of noises better than normal.ItemsRevolver (+belt of bullets (33)+explosive rounds (7)): +++Damage, +Intimidate, --SpeedSheriff's Duster: +Charm, +CommandTattered Hat: +CharmCoulf Knuckledusters: +Damage, +Intimidate, -CharmBloody Barber Razor: +Damage, -CharmPack of Cigarettes x2: +Intimidate when used.Leather Satchel: Used ItemLighter: Used ItemPhone: Used ItemAntique Quarter x2: Misc. ItemAllies:Delia ?Pete ?Party:Alex MurphyRatmuleRex
You are currently in the marketplace, looking to trade some of your gambling loot that you won in Willie Constaice's game for food and ammo.>ACTION?
Get some food first, prime priority is to keep our buddies fed.
>>20018639>robotFood for pack animals and wrex, also check out the ammo selection. Also, FUCKING FLAMETHROWER WHERE?
>>20018651You check out the ammunition selection. There's really nothing fancy, just some ammunition. No fancy ammo or anything, just plain old ammo for several kinds of guns. Revolver included>ACTION?
>>20018664Trade one quarter for however much standard ammo we can get for it.
>>20018592>Offense: =I thought we upgraded this to - last game?
>>20018684I think we finally equalized last round.Trade one quarter for food, one for ammo, keep pack of cigs for later.
>>20018684(it was -- first, then -beginning of 3, then = near the end of 3 when we got upgraded)You trade a quarter for 12 bullets of ammunition, load 6 of them into your empty revolver, and then set the rest back onto your belt.>ACTION?
>>20018708Other quarter for animal food.
rolled 86 = 86>>20018669Nonono! we need to get this stuff independantly valued first!
>>20018695You also go to the food stall and trade a quarter for a bag of beef jerky. Not much, but it'll do until you reach New Scotsdale.>ACTION?
>>20018717Trade pack of cigs for alcohol, create glorious molotovs, wrap them in spare cloth to prevent them from breaking, move on.
>>20018716I don't think they have standardized currency out here.
>>20018752Correct, they don't.
rolled 70 = 70>>20018752Indeed so we must go find out what things are worth to fleshbags!
>>20018734Going with this then?
>>20018734You trade a pack of cigarettes and a half for a bottle of liquor and a cloth to wrap and pack it in, intending to make a molotov cocktail at some point. You put it in your satchel, feed some beef jerky to your pets, and you're out of Tractormaede.(cont.)
>>20018798Yes. Glorious flame slinging masterrace.
After an uneventful 3 or so hours, you arrive at New Scotsdale (op pic related). It's not deserted in the slightest, however, the streets are somewhat bustling, but not packed.Willie Constaice is waiting for you at the gates, his buddies nowhere to be seen.>ACTION?
>>20018882Ask what's up.
>>20018893"Ah, Alex Murphy! My favorite robotic buddy! I've been waiting a bit for you, you see, I found something you might find a little intriguing." He says. He shuffles around in his pocket and fishes out a worm just like the one you saw earlier."Now, I'm sure you are wondering what I'm doing with this worm. I'm also sure you're wondering what a Phantasm is, and how I qualify as a professional one. Well, buddy, let me tell you the second first."(cont.)
>>20018942if he trys to blackmail us I suggest we shoot him.
>>20018942"A Phantasm, like me, is someone who can see into other realms of being, other dimensions. Each one sees something different, and me? I see into Hell itself. I'm not a normal assassin either, I work to put hellbound spirits to rest. And another neat trick Phantasms can do is this." Willie explains as he walks up to you.He grabs your shoulder, his eyes bulge,,,and,..the world,...,goes /red/.(cont.)
rolled 99 = 99So Jullius was the little girl, is he John Constantine? >.>
"Now this is an interesting phenomena that I've wished to share with you to settle a moral debate. If a robot can think, actually think like you apparently can and not operate on an algorithm, then they could possibly see the red. Then, they would qualify for being a living being." Willie says, still grabbing your shoulder. You notice several shapes on the rooftops."Don't worry, this isn't anything really overly supernatural. Phantasms started showing up after the robots died, so we assume its some sort of chip or modification that they put in the populace to give us this power. It's nothing too cool either, we just hallucinate everything, and I was just waxing neat metaphors. But we can pass them on. And if you can see the red... I wonder, what does that make you?"(cont.)
>>20019013(unfortunately, I've never read either of the things in which they've came from, but i have heard the name of constantine before and it sounds familiar. It's coincidence, but a neat coincidence i suppose)>>20019028"Or perhaps it's not because you're a robot, but because there's someone in there with you. Is there, Alex? Is someone in your head with you, and is /he/ seeing the red?" Willie says, taking his hand off your shoulder. The world stays red."Yes." You reply bluntly. "And yes, I can see the red.""Well it's probably the man inside of you, considering this is a hallucination. Medically proven so. But intriguing how he can transfer this hallucination to you, even while dead." Willie says, putting his hand to his chin."Indeed. Interesting indeed," Doc says, but to you."Now, I'm sure you're wondering, what is the purpose of this?" Willie asks. "Well, I want to join you on your quest to get rid of these vile worms. But I need to see that you're capable of doing so. Alex Murphy, I want you to fight me. Or at least, I want whatever is inside you that is piloting your body right now and experiencing this, I want it to fight me. Let him. It's 100% safe, this is a shared hallucination, you or he slash she won't get hurt. I swear on my own life.">ACTION?
(tl;dr A Phantasm can make people hallucinate a shared hallucination that stays relatively consistent, You are affected by it because Willie is affecting Doc not you, and Willie wants to fight in your hallucination to see if he can join you to find the worm things.)
rolled 17 = 17>>20019098They are both from the Hellblazer comic series, check them out, goin from the last baddie i think you might like.
>>20019098Might as well. What's the worst that can happen?
rolled 18 = 18Kick him in the bollox without warning, this is the wasteland aint no honour here.
>>20019098weird as fuck, but let's go for it. he's a dude, we can beat the shit out of him.
rolled 76 = 76KICK HIS HEAD OFF!
>>20019172(fight music begins http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Give+It+Up/4z64Gy?src=5)"Sure," You say."Excellent," He says back. He walks into your face. "I give you the first move, good man.">ACTION?
rolled 35 = 35>>20019205Sweep his legs out from under him
rolled 52 = 52>>20019205Headbutt him in the faceWe're made of metal, we'll probably come out of it better
rolled 68 = 68Grab him by the neck slam him in to the gorund
>>20019290You grab Willie by the neck and tackle him to the ground. "An interesting choice of first move" Willie says, apparently unharmed. He disappears from underneath your grasp and reappears in front of you in a blur of motion. "But why something so mundane? This is an imaginary world of lucid dreams and inner demons! Why something so boring!" He says, as you see a guillotine begin to form in his hand.Without any sort of noise or warning, he rushes forward and swings at you with the guillotine.>roll 1d100 to react, best of 2
rolled 6 = 6>>20019323Anything?Giant cannon. To the face.
rolled 75 = 75Oh I seeGreen lantern timeBECOME THE FLOOR
rolled 92 = 92>>20019388Going for something quite abstract, you become the floor of the city.This is quite disorienting, looking straight up into the black sky of the hell realm from everywhere at once and then seeing Willie looking around and then down at the ground. "Oh, how silly of me! How am I going to cut the head off of the floor!"He then crushes the guillotine and pulls a seemingly infinite string of c4 from the wreckage."I guess I'll do this, kiddo!">ACTION?
rolled 95 = 95>>20019423Turn in to a jack in the box so he's stood on the lidBOING!
>>20019423trip fell off, my b
rolled 21 = 21>>20019423We biggerbot now.
>>20019434(by boing of course I mean spring him in to a building)
>>20019434You turn yourself into a jack in the box, localized under Willie's feet, and spring up, launching him high into the air. You turn back to normal as the sky turns blue again, and the city turns back to its relatively depressingly ruined state, but still bustling. Willie falls on his ass."Well, that was.. interesting." Willie says. "So I assume this means now that you want to know about the worms?">ACTION?
rolled 99 = 99YEP!
>>20019480"That was pretty fun man. And yes, yes I do."
(last infodump thing and then i need to take an hour long drive from the shore home. So see you in a bit guise)"The worms, from what knowledge I've gathered, were the last cry of the robots before they all suddenly shut down. They bioengineered a parasite based off of Toxoplasma whatever and put them into high-stress households, preferring to infect children with them. Over years, the children would grow increasingly violent, sociopathic, and psycopathic, and lead to murdering their parents and everyone around them. If they had children, which they usually did within a couple of years since the parasite increased libido, they were infected too. It was the last big problem we had to deal with after the robots shut down, and then about 5 years ago they began resurfacing but different. They infected children in general and turned them not just violent, but incredibly insane and incredibly powerful as well. Superhuman, almost. They regenerated from crippling wounds and they killed the shit out of everything. One of them took my daughter. That's when I dedicated my life to traveling the wastes and killing the shit out of everything infected with them." Willie says.You nod, transfixed by the tale.>ACTION?
Sure. I expect payment though.
Heartrending.Let's let him come with us. We both want to kill the fuck out of the worms, might as well.
rolled 3 = 3This still alive?If yes, i agree with taking him with us without payment needed. I think we just found our purpose.
offer a fist bump to establish bro status. don't haggle a price, i'm sure we'll find swag where were going.
>>20020085It's alive, but OP is AWOL for a bit.And yes, he can most certainly come with us. We didn't have much of a purpose in the first place beyond figuring out what the hell was going on.
>>20019658"Just a quick question, what was your daughter's name? I'd imagine she was a sweet girl."
>>20020085(Yeah, sorry for taking so long. traffic was a /bitch/.)>>20021372"Her name was Sarah. She killed her mom before I put her down, 3 years ago. She was a sweet girl." Willie says. "I came here for the same reason you have-To get this worm shit figured out more than I can by independent research. And to kill worms."You raise your fist tentatively in the air and he recognizes the gesture, giving you a swift fist bump to establish your new partnership. "Some things never change, heh." Doc says inwardly.>ACTION?
>>20021438"You said this thing was bioengineered. That means there has to be a lab where these things were made, where better to learn how to kill them all?"
>>20021438Ask him where the worms were created, whilst I walk around New Scotsdale
>>20021505"Were bioenginered. Like the Coulfs and the Birdrakes. The robots made them and let them out into the wild and they took over natural species for the position, or just made the problems worse. There's no more lab, they just exist now." Willie replies
(welcome back)"Since your an old had at worm stomping, what's the best way to off them, and where should we start looking for more"
>>20021553"The only way I've found to get rid of them is to kill the host, or at least dig into their torso hard enough to kill them. And the best place to kill them, well," Willie says, before swinging his arms out and sweeping them across. "The entire city is our oyster. Most serial killers are, in fact, wormhosts, believe it or not. At least, in this day and age."
>>20021633"Yeah...I know. Had to take down a little girl. Even though she went batshit, she still went on about how she loved her parents and how proud they were of her. Crazy times."
"sounds like we need to head down to a law office and get a list of murders/bounties, do the enforcers handle that around these parts or are we dealing with something else more in line with your skills?"
>>20021670>>20021681"We're dealing with something a little more in line with my personal set of skills here. The Enforcers don't work on it since they have their own shit, but they're aware. If you get caught killing a wormhost then they'll pardon you. They know what's up." Willie says."A little girl, brutal. I'm assuming that was Jessie from Tractormaede?" Willie asks>ACTION?
>>20021863"Yea it was, woulda been nice to know about the wormhosts going into it though, that healing shit freaked me out."
"well i assume then we start looking around with our 'sight beyond sight' for creepy crawllers in the bellies of kids or do we have and other leads?"
>>20021900"Hah, well, for a robot, you aren't very stoic." Willie says, before bursting out in laughter and holding his knees while bending over. "I jest, I jest. Let's go see what sort of crazy killer shit this place has to show us, eh?">ACTION?
>>20021927"Well, if there's a wormhost, then my Phantasm will only be useful in going into mental combat with it, to try and shut down its insanity and give it a moment of lucidity before we end its existence. It won't help us detect wormhosts because a: they usually hide, and b: they can't hide among us. The behavior is too wild. We'd notice." Willie explains.
"Hmmm then we should look amongst the sewers to start, or wait... they kill their families first typically so maybe that's where thier 'lair' would be maybe we should start by finding out whose's gone missing but NOT turned up dead.... unless this city is too big for that kind of tactic..."also "hey doc, any ideas since your along for this one it seems"
>>20022021(posting more thoughts since i might be the only one watching atm)"Or.... You think we can get access to any crimescenes, maybe find some clues the old fashioned way."
>>20022021"The city is easily big enough for that to be annoying but small enough for it to be viable." Willie says as you two walk to the local police headquarters.As you discuss your plan, you talk inwardly to Father. "What do you think about this?" You ask."I don't really care, it just means that you have a purpose in life. This is what my experiments are leading up to, creating a synthetic life that can live it's own complete life. As long as you have something to do, I'm happy. As for your mission, I'd just stick with this Constaice fellow. He sounds trustworthy." Father says.>ACTION?
>>20022109"Alrighty, since it's a good bet that murders are wormhost victims, let's try and catch one alive... we might learn something useful"
Make small chat about worm hunting and common info about worm hosts en route to police station. Also inquire how familiar Willie is with the city>>20022140seconded.
rolled 19 = 19He's an assassin, i bet he's sneaky. how about we distract at the copshop while he sneaks in, taking case files (and any good loot.)
>>20022201i'm sure he's totally rouge, but he seems pretty honorable and i don't think we should ask him to be straight up criminal unless we have too.i'm voting front door approach
>>20022168>>20022140"We'll have to kill it eventually. I've never personally seen a wormhost live past 4 months and considering the new ones get stronger with age, I don't want to let it live for very long." Willie says in response to your proposition. He leans down and pets Rex, who has been following you this entire time and snapping along like a good Gatenya pup. "Good doggie."After a few minutes of walking, you find the police headquarters. You saunter in and find the commissioner's room with relative ease and not many people bugging you about it. "Joshua Oritone, Commissioner"You walk in and witness a bald and portly man at his desk, looking somewhat overwhelmed with work. "Yeah, whaddya want?" He asks.(cont.)
rolled 59 = 59>>20022262It says assassin and cardshark on his card!
>>20022140In principle, I agree. We should probably acquire a base of operations and build ourself a lab-type set up first.
"A map, huh? With every missing persons report in the city marked... Yeah, I can do that. Got any smokes first?" He asks. You hand him your remaining half of a pack of cigarettes, and he lights one up and begins to smoke. Willie waves his hand over his own face but makes nothing of it."Gimme 5 minutes or so and I'll get it done for you.">ACTION?
rolled 70 = 70>>20022291HQ? YES! Lab, Armory, personal chillax area, goons, stripclub, gamblin den, smuggling operation, let's do it!
>>20022291sounds like a good plan.>>20022285i can say the mayor of cheese town on my card but that doesn't mean i'm a liar or a politician."Alex Murphy, bounty hunter, I'm looking for any information on serial killers in your town and contracts for stopping them."
>>20022337Thank you. What would you suggest would make a good place for lodgings, and by lodgings I really mean a place to store things and work my investigation out of.
rolled 51 = 51>>20022337Room empty now? have a look around for anything of value, any items or information the police are not going to give you, they obviously arnt going to want the population to know about the worm thing. Also see if our sneaky friend will have a little look around the building. P.S. they might even have some in lockup.
You wait five minutes and, on queue, the commissioner hands you a map. There are about 12 missing persons cases in the city, and they are marked on the map by household. The closest one is four building or so over.>ACTION?
>>20022438The commissioner never left the room, bruh.
>>20022362First step of acquiring a base of operations will be acquiring a building. Preferably somewhere near the edge of town or just outside town. We're going to be customizing it. Let's start asking around.And yes, it would appear that we are now officially a bounty hunter.
>>20022439Ask if there are any similarities between the murders, such as what happened with our last encounter.
>>20022481"Between recent killings and the dissapearances? Not really. We counted maybe 8 or so serial killers in the city right now with differing MOs, but getting a list would take some time to compile, so you might as well do your thing beforehand." Joshua says.>ACTION?
>>20022503Well shit. Investigate nearest household for clues. We smart guy. We should be able to find something.
>>20022553This, also inquire with Willie for lodging or just how familiar with the city he is, maybe he can find us a base.
>>20022503Let's start at the nearest household. Seeing as we don't have any real reason to start anywhere else.
>>20022553You tell Willie your thoughts, and he agrees. "We should see about setting up this house as a base of operations. It's got a good location." He says.You walk out of the police HQ and to the location listed. The house is boarded up and empty, and looks like it's been that way for quite a while. You look at each other, and open the door.(cont.)
It's a madhouse.There's naked, dismembered bodies strewn across the house. You count 4 torsoes, an older man, an older woman, a teenaged girl, and a young boy, and several assorted body parts throughout the place. You and Willie look at each other.>ACTION?
rolled 25 = 25>>20022643PING MOTHERFUCKER
>>20022643Un-holster the revolver and then start by looking for signs anyone living has been here recently
>>20022643Turn on detective mode. Identify what type of weapon caused the wounds, how much of a struggle was put up, how long ago it was, look for family photos to determine if this was all of the inhabitants of the house. Try look like a noir detective by smoking a cigarette, it won't work but it might be fun to try.
>>20022643"I wonder how much rent is?"FUCKING FANTASTIC.Ready gun and search the house.
>>20022643"Holy shit. Stay back, I'll go in first."Draw revolver, move cautiously.
rolled 14 = 14>>20022669THIS. focused on the house.
>>20022680>>20022674>>20022669You use the sonar ping. Depressingly, it seems like there is another shape upstairs, and it is moving around frantically. It's noticed you. You unholster your revolver and Willie just puts on a shiny pair of brass knuckles. You examine the bodies. All of the bodies have bloody lip prints over them, and there is some sort of liquid on the floor swirled with the blood. Barely dried. You don't want to think about it too much.>ACTION?
rolled 74 = 74>>20022669Ah, yes. Sonar ping would be the order of the day.
rolled 73 = 73>>20022766Point out the direction of the contact to Willie. Head upstairs. Be cautious as all fuck. Wait for aggression or confirmation from Willie before attacking, just in case.
(I'm just telling all of you in advance, in case it becomes heavier, this is 100% /not/ a fap thing for me, but me trying to make this as /absolutely disturbing as possible/. Thank you.)
rolled 54 = 54>>20022766have rex watch the door. inform willie and bum rush the s.o.b.. Tackle and disable/arm on sight
>>20022766Slowly lock the front door."Willie, I assume you heard the scuffle upstairs. When he comes down, sucker punch the hell out whoever this person is into the wall. I'll unload into his chest."
>>20022808>>20022852>>20022861You slowly lock the front door, letting Rex stand and watch the window from a table. You tell Willie your plan, and he nods at you. He then punches a chair to make noise, in an attempt to make whatever it is that's upstairs come down.
The figure slowly walks into view.... More like crawls down the stairs on all fours, a butcher knife in her hand. Her body and clothing is caked in blood, and her eyes are dilated and red. "So do I get.... mooooore plaAAAAYYYYMATES!?" She says, her voice swinging between a relatively deep monotone and a high pitched whine."Play with this!" Willie says as he swings at her face. She /blurs/ out of the way and in an instant is behind Willie.>roll 1d100, best of 3
prepare to lay into it if it comes down. if it doesn't "luuuucy! i'm hoooome!"
rolled 96 = 96F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5
rolled 67 = 67>>20023026Shoot dat bitch!
BUMRUSH TACKLE! FACE TO EAR AND FEEDBACK!
rolled 100 = 100>>20023068forgot my roll
>>20023068daaamn son, nat 100
>>20023081HELL YES MOTHERFUCKER
rolled 84 = 84>>20023081HEAD EXPLODY! GLORIOUS HEAD EXPLODY!
>>20023081Before she can react, you run and tackle her, knocking her to the ground and pinning her down. "GETTTOOOOOOFFFFF YOUUUUUUu rapist! Get off of meeeeeEEEEE!" She screeches, but her screeches are drowned out once you tell Willie to cover his ears and then Feedback burst right in the bitches' ear.>roll 1d100 for action, best of 2
rolled 8 = 8>>20023130Gun to braincase, empty cylinder.
rolled 77 = 77>>20023130While she's stunned, elbow smash to the gut.
>>20023164You know what? FUCK ever rolling again.
>>20023168You raise your elbow and smash her in the gut, making her cough violently. You see movement in her stomach, but she just spits and begins jerking around violently.>Current Target Health: 84%>Current Health: 100%>Willie's Health: 100%>Current Energy: 90%>roll 1d100 for action, best of 2
>>20023209(my bad, 89% energy)
rolled 1 = 1>>20023209fist pound the stomach! make her vomit the worm up!
rolled 85 = 85>>20023209Try another strike. Maybe we can force the worm out. Just this once, hope it works out.
rolled 28 = 28>>20023236AHAHAHAHAH first i nat 100 then i nat 1>EXTREME LUCK FTW
>>20023246Another punch to the stomach. Willie just sits and stares awkwardly, and Rex doesn't make any noise like a good doggie. You punch her in the stomach again, and she begins to vomit over the floor. The worm stays near her ribcage, unfortunately.But then something strange begins to happen.
rolled 45 = 45>>20023271ping her insides! we need info
rolled 50 = 50>>20023271Oh god, chest burster. Prepare to grab it!
Her eyes change. They become deeper red.The wriggling inside her stomach gets faster and more violent. She begins spasming, like she's having a seizure. You back off and watch her on the floor.Then suddenly, a large shard of bone bursts out her back, then a couple of more. Then down her arms, and a horn forming in the middle of her head."I'llll KIIIIIILLLLLLLL YYYYOOOUUUU!" She screeches, her voice taking on an overlapping tone like you'd expect from a demonic monstrosity.>roll 1d100 to react, best of 3
rolled 25 = 25>>20023337Rush and grab her by the throat, keeping a tight grip."WILLIE, PHANTASM, NOW WOULD BE GREAT!"
rolled 5 = 5>>20023337punch the worm again! I SHALL HEAL YOU WITH THIS IRON FIST!
rolled 96 = 96>>20023337DODGE MUTHAFUCKA
rolled 78 = 78>>20023337BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM! The first two shots should chip off any bone that's blocking us, the next three into the exposed weakpoint.
>>20023367You dodge skillfully as she whips around and slashes at you with the knife. "A natural defense mechanism, intriguing!" Doc says to himself in your head."Willie! The Phantasm would be nice right now!" You yell as you dodge slice after slice."On it!"(cont.)
Willie grabs the girl by the shoulder and grabs you as well, saying "You should see this!"The world shifts away and the red world replaces it. You see the girl for what she is in her mind, a festering corpse riddled with thousands of holes and cuts, each of those with a wriggling worm stuck inside of it. "Kill me... Please!" She cries."I'm trying," Willie says, erecting a cage to keep you away. There is a dark looking entity in the corner surrounded by red feathers, you assume that's part of the red world.(cont.)
You watch as the mental battle rages on, with neither side taking a blow. Willie opens with the usual guillotine, while the girl just creates claws and slashes at him. The girl just continues slashing with the claws while Willie adapts like a dancer, a shield to block one attack, severing his own arm to allow another to go through, bobbing and weaving through a mass of sharpened tissue.And then, he extends the guillotine around her chest, and pulls the string.(cont.)
You all shift back to the normal world, an apparent seconds only passing. The girl collapses on the ground, and a moment of clear thought. "Kill me... Please kill me!">ACTION?
rolled 64 = 64>>20023546Two to the head, pronto!
rolled 46 = 46>>20023546"Sorry, miss."One round to the head, make it clean.
>>20023546Mercy shot to the forehead. I really can't blame her.
rolled 95 = 95>>20023546HEAD STOMP!
rolled 47 = 47place my hand over her face and close her eyes. 1 in brain. 2 in the worm."Sweet dreams"
>>20023556>>20023576>>20023590>All these humane ways to kill her.>>20023585>Fucking stomping her head in, like an insect, gets the highest roll./TG/ DIIICE!
rolled 54 = 54>>20023617Humane? nope! mine was an act of self preservation.
>>20023617the gods of the dice are COOOOOOLD BLOOOODED!!!
>>20023590>>20023580>>20023576>>20023556(don't worry, it wasn't a roll for, so consensus decides)You shut your eyes and fire off two shots. One through the stomach, one through the head. She spits up blood and convulses as the last vestige of life leaves her. The worm doesn't wriggle out. You shot it in the stomach.Willie takes a knife from his pocket and slices the stomach open. As he does his business, you feel a clicking of files in your head.(cont.)
rolled 43 = 43>>20023667SUPER FREAK, SUPER FREAK!
>>20023694try not to derail bub
(sorry, was distracted)Instead of an upgrade, you get a memory.You see a man, who looks somewhat old and in a scientist uniform, looking down at your face. You look around and see that the rest of the room is dank and somewhat rusty. The man has a wire coming out of his head. He takes the wire...andand the feed cuts out, and you snap back to reality.Willie has finished cutting the worm out. He's holding it in his hand.>ACTION?
rolled 62 = 62>>20023817Loot the corpse, both of you comb the house for any thing of value, if we're going to use this place or somewhere else we need funds so items to barter and trade anymore, it sounds bad but they aint going to need the stuff anymore and quite frankly we need it for the greater good.
>>20023817inspect it. 1. for deadness.2. did the bone spines result in it "grabbing on" to it's host and producing the spines itself, or just making her body it somehow
rolled 5 = 5search the remains on the first floor and then check upstairs, there may be a way to find how or when she was infected with the worm.
>>20023880Comb the house for any hint of where the worm came from in the first place.
>>20023887'grabbing on' as it it was close/afraid of being ejected from the host
(brb, have to take a dump)
rolled 21 = 21F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5
Hey, OP, drawfag from last night.I took a little artistic liberty with his design because I wasn't aware the one you posted with the single eyecamera was what he was supposed to look like, but I think it's coming out pretty alright so far, almost close to done.Just wanted to get your take on it and see what you thought?
>>20024123(I like it.Just finish up the finishing touches and we're golden)You examine the bones and such. It seems that the worm didn't project them, but instead instigated incredibly rapid growth. If you had just let her be, she would've died from her own metabolism within a couple of minutes. You take a shard of bone and analyze it....It's quite as you predicted. The amount of telomerase in the cell was a lot less than it should be, indicating that the worm can force growth and regeneration under periods of extreme duress.You and Willie start cleaning up the place. Rex nibbles on a finger, but you tell him not to and he goes back to not doing so. Willie says he'll get a bucket of water later to clean up the floor so this can be a proper looking base soon enough, or something.Unless you don't want to do that any more.>ACTION?
>>20024186(shit check the house, my bad, i'll get to that)
You also check the house for possible hints on how the worm could get in. You go upstairs...And are completely unprepared for the sight you witness. The walls, floor, and even the goddamn ceiling are covered in blood. The beds, however, all 5 of them, are completely and utterly spotless and white. Except one.Theres a slight dampness to it, in a line.You follow the line. There's a crack in the wall where it came from. About 5 feet above the bed.You're somewhat confused.>ACTION?
>>20024186find a jar (SEALABLE) and contain the worm. could be useful to have a mostly intact worm later for study uses. search base and see what we got. also ask willie how 'ownership' works nowadays. do we gotta find a deed or pay anything or is it just squatters rule everywhere.
>>20024238scan for residue and ping for structure.this could be an entry point.
>>20024263>>20024243Willie comes up and is mildly surprised by the sight, judging by his raised eyebrow. You ask him and he says "Basically, whoever's there is there and if they die then you get it. Only buildings people really care about keeping certain people in are official shit like stores and stuff."You look at the residue for a good minute before the scan figures out what it is...It's basically the same as snail slime. Except slightly more adhesive. So it can stick to walls.That explains that problem.Willie has a jar in hand and the worm is already in it.>ACTION?
rolled 19 = 19>>20024355If we didn't already, search the house for swag for bartering to get the equipment we will need for our new HQ, maybe we could even afford to hire people.
peek through crack. does it lead outside or to an attached building?
>>20024382It leads outside to a small alleyway.
>>20024355Clearly, we're going to have to improve this building and secure it if we're going to use it as an HQ.In the meantime, it's time to report our findings to the Sheriff.
rolled 41 = 41>>20024414We need swag to do this though.
>>20024391we should check the outside to see where it came from. if the residue is thick enough for us to scan this side maybe we can find a trail.ask willie to search round the house, see if the food is good for him and the pets or if we need more and what we got to trade for it. If the trail is cold then get ready for the sheriff
>>20024471AND we should make a note about repairing that crack!
You check around for swag. After a couple of minutes you find-Several sets of different clothingA pack of cigarettes (goddamn)A digital camera. You really don't want to look at it.Several batteries.A Butcher's knifeThere is nothing else of value you can find.
>>20024489pocket the smokes, and check out the clothes anything of note?look at the last 3 pics/video see if it's anything important (read not too disturbing and/or any use to us and not just a dead guys wedding album) then clear it's memory.
rolled 82 = 82>>20024489Are electronics worth a lot nowadays? maybe we could use it, rig it up as a makeshift security camera or even intigrate it into our own hardware? ask our friend if he smokes and if he wants the knife, as far as I know he's unarmed.
>>20024585>>20024542You offer Willie the smokes and the knife, and he takes them as he puts away his set of brass knuckles.You look at the last three pictures of the camera. They're incredibly disturbing and you look away immediately, flushing them from your memory as you delete everything on the camera. You think you hear Doc retching in the background.There's nothing in the clothing, but you feel it might be time for a chance of pace. Maybe. You can't tell.As far as you know, you can't integrate the camera into your systems, but you know how to use it.>ACTION?
>>20024631Start cleaning the place up. Give the victim and her family a proper burial.
>>20024749This, can we get some info on the house, how big it is, etc?we should probably clear some rooms for what's going to be different parts of our HQ if the place is big enough.
>>20024796In size it's about a two floor apartment sized. The bottom floor has the kitchen/bathroom and, of course, the corpse pile. The upstairs is the bed thing and the communal clothing closet.You start cleaning the place up. Willie got a bucket of water and a bunch of rags from somewhere (the kitchen probably) and begins wiping the bloodstains out of everything. You make the beds and the clothing pile shit a bit more orderly. You don't know how you can give a proper burial to them without looking mighty suspicious carrying a bunch of corpses.
>>20024925Well, then, tell the Sheriff what we found so we CAN give them a proper burial. Otherwise, our only option is to turn them into Rex food, and that's just fucked up.
>>20024925We could wait until nightfall and bury them but we'd risk running out of juice because solar power.Then again, the police KNOW this was a murder site. It'll probably be okay to give the bodies a proper burial. We'd just need to be considerate and not flaunt the corpses around for the world and everyone to see.
We should use a sack or something.If anyone ask, it's coulf meat.
>>20024925We should talk to the Sheriff then, these people deserve to rest in peace. Let them know what happened, that we took out the killer and that they deserve a proper burial so that any friends of theirs can pay respects.
>>20024985Your solar power is incredibly efficient and you usually only run out if, say, you operate the entire night.
You tell Willie to go to the commissioner, tell him what happened, and ask for a proper burial. He obliges.You decide to investigate the alleyway. You look to the hole and are able to see a faint trail leading down into the dumpster.You're kind of afraid to open it up.>ACTION?
>>20025077Sonar it, ping it, Scan it.
>>20025077Ping the dumpster first, but we're going to have to open it eventually.
>>20025077ping and scan the dumpster.ready the lighter and molotav cause shits gonna get real
You use your scan on the dumpster, but you... detect no noise or movement inside. Intriguing.You open it up, revolver at the ready. There is... absolutely nothing in it.But.there is a hole in the side.You go around and you follow the hole. You follow it through the alleyway to the other street.It leads straight into the sewer.>ACTION?(op warning, the sewer is pretty high level shit for right now so best suggestion is grind for upgrades by killing wormhosts. If you go in now you will prooooobably die.)
>>20025201The sewer seems to be a bad bad idea. If the sewer entrance is coverable do so, otherwise just bugger off and make a mental note about this place.
rolled 88 = 88We bravely march into the sewer.
>>20025264(too bad its not roll, but consensus that decides.when I say "roll 1d100, best of x" that's when you roll. a normal >ACTION? command is just consensus)
rolled 85 = 85>>20025286In that case, FUCK THE SEWERS.
>>20025264GET ALL OF THE FIRE AND BRAVELY MARCH INTO THE SEWER!!!!!!nah, i kid. did we go to the sheriff yet? cause lets go do that. i mean we don't even have a flashlight yet
>>20025201We'll worry about the sewers once we have a better handle on things. For now, let's get back to work inside.
You make a mental note of where the sewer is and head back to the base.Willie is there with the commissioner, showing him the worm and explaining the situation. The commissioner looks somewhat interested."And you've already met my associate Alex Murphy, robot bounty hunter." Willie says as he sees you walk in."Yeah, I have," Joshua says back stoically.>ACTION?
rolled 81 = 81>>20025300Do you know what we should do? make a flashlight, out of a flamethrower.
>>20025336Ask about the sewers, see if he knows what's down there.Get permission and help to bury the bodies of the family who lived there. As well as their names and directions to the graveyard so they can be interred properly.
>>20025336"It left a trail, i think it came from the sewers. At some point someone or thing gonna have to go down there, although i don't think i'm strong enough for as it stands. Maybe once i get some gear but in the mean time we got one down, any leads for the next?" "I like to keep busy"
>>20025336Ask about the layout of the city, such as shopping districts, residential areas, and noteworthy people. Also ask about how the authority has been handling the recent serial killings.
>>20025403>>20025406>>20025420"The bodies have already been handled and you have been invited as a guest to the funeral proceedings already." Willie says, handing you a fancy looking invitation."A trail, into the sewers? Intriguing." Willie says. Joshua says "Yeah, intriguing indeed. We've been having reports of clogged toilets more than usual, perhaps somma these worm things are coming in through the pipes?""Makes sense," Willie replies. "It provides a nice dank environment for the larvae to hatch and then gives easy access to hosts for them to advance to the next stage in life. Fortunately, I've never let a wormhost live long enough to see that next stage, but I believe that what happened today could be a slight inkling of what could happen.""Well, the next lead would to be to go to another house that we've put on the map. These are where the missing person reports have been. And we've searched one, got one of our men missing too, and stopped searching the rest. That would be... this one." He says, pointing to the next closest mark on the map, close to the sewer and a couple of houses down. "But yeah, we're putting curfews and things in place, and posting guards, but we haven't caught anything yet. Now that we know exactly what's going on, we know how to combat it and we'll help find them.">ACTION?
>>20025490That's good to know. Where would I go to get more equipment, more ammo, armor, and a mechanic willing to teach me about the trade so I can improve myself.
>>20025490Find out when the funeral is, and if we have time, check out that other house
>>20025490"i would advise a citywide REQUIREMENT that all toilets have bricks on the lids while people sleep. Say it's a part of water treatment so people dont freak out, something about constant pressure would be a good way to cover it. When's the furneral, if it's soon i'll being hunting the next after we attend. also is there any weapons or supplies you can provide to make the next one go down easier. I can't shake the feeling that we got lucky this time."
>>20025542>>20025521It's about 6:00, the sun is setting. The funeral is in two days, not very far from here.There's gonna be a lot more funerals in the near future.The commish says you should go to Crazy Jane. She's called crazy, but she's just mildly eccentric, he says, and she's the best mechanic in the entire plains. That's probably hyperbole, you think to yourself.>ACTION?
>>20025580"That's a good plan, i'll begin to try and get that implemented with the mayor. But don't worry, we'll keep this on the dl." Josh says.
rolled 47 = 47Then let's hit Jane up and see what goodies we can get.
>>20025594this, to keep the worms from spreading or at least slow it. Then go see jane
>>20025594Let's visit Crazy Jane. We need to make friends and contacts.Ask how much about the worm threat we are authorized to reveal to the populace.
>>20025636"Absolutely none. We don't want to get the populace into a tizzy now, do we?" Josh says.
>>20025618>>20025621>>20025636You go to the place that Josh marked on your map while Willie stays behind to tidy up the place and feed Rex.There it is, in big, dingy neon letters. "Crazy Jane's"(cont.)
You walk in and the immediate sight is a nice tidy deckspace with a little placard saying "Graves Parker, Secretary". You look at the man, somewhat old, probably in his mid sixties, polishing a large sniper rifle looking gun."Looking for Miss Jane, I presume?" He says. His voice is old and tired, like the veteran of a thousand wars, but no scars mar his body."Yes." You say bluntly."She's in the back," he replies.You walk into the back part of the shop, which is quite larger.
You walk into the back, expecting... an older woman, definitely. Jane can't be older than the mid-thirties, definitely young. She's using some pliers and appears to be working with circuitry."Can I help you?" She says, looking up from her project.>ACTION?
rolled 11 = 11Ask if she has any robotic parts that we can use for physical upgrades seeing as we level up skills and abilities rather quickly.
>>20025840Almost certainly. I am interested in upgrades for myself as well as being taught the skills of the trade. It seems like a good thing to know considering what I am.
>>20025840Prepare your swag and inquire about upgrades
>>20025901"Yeah, I bet it would. Tell ya what, gimme something of worth and I'll see if I can get you a book or something.">ACTION?
>>20025957What sort of thing are you looking for. I have access to some old information that you might find useful, I can trade my services for help and I'm an exceptionally fast learner so if you teach me I can assist you in any projects.
>>20026066"What sort of old info we talkin here?" She asks, intrigued by your offer."And your services? I'll think about it, robot boy.">ACTION?
>>20026109Let me think.Talk to Father for a moment, see what he knows or what is stored in our memory banks that could be considered of use to a mechanic.
>>20026135"I'm sure if you just gave her access and let me selectively decide what she can and can't look at then we'd get in her good graces." Doc says in your head.>ACTION?
>>20026172Sounds good to me. Go with that.
>>20026172Gotcha, make sure she doesn't get to anything too sensitive.Jane, I am willing to let you access my memory banks, there ought to be quite a lot there even with the vast majority of it still locked and encrypted. In exchange for this I would ask more for more than just a book, I would ask for tutelage under you, in exchange when more pertinent information crops up during my apprenticeship I will share it with you.
>>20026250"I can dig that." She says. She whips out a long cable from her pocket and says "Don't ask why i have this prepared. You don't want the answer."You go over and sit down and feel as she opens up a small panel on the back of your head you didn't even know you had, and plugged the wire in. She plugged in the other end to a computer latched to the wall, and began sifting through your files.You could... /feel/ her presence, like a bunch of naughty thieving fingers reaching through your brain. It's disturbing to say the -bzzt-(cont.)
You wake back up, your internal clock telling you it's an hour later. You feel Jane pulling the cord out of the back of your head and putting the panel back into place. The temperature around you also seems slightly higher than the preferred room temperature for humans. Oh well."Interesting stuff you got here." Jane says. "Sure, I'll let you work as my apprentice and teach you the ropes. Just as long as you don't lead any of dese worm things back to my place, kay robot boy?">ACTION?
>>20026307Call her a pervert. Touching us in the encrypted files.
>>20026362I wasn't planning on leading them back, and after sifting through my head you should know my name is Alex. So where are those books you were talking about, I'm going to read them all.
>>20026363Second this response.
"Yeah I know buddy, but robot boy sounds better to me. Has a nice ring to it." Jane says.She has a stack of books already by the table. She shoves them over to your direction. 'Mechanical Engineering for Dummies', 'Circuitry and Soldering for Dummies', and various other novella that are similar in title to this one.>ACTION?
>>20026363"That's not where I t... Yeah, sure. Something like that, buddy. Go ahead and think what you want to, but your implying that I care when I really don't." Jane says somewhat defiantly.
>>20026426Pocket some of the books in the satchel, and ask what she suggests you do in addition to reading.
>>20026437robosexual tsundereoh lord here we go.
>>20026450You put your books in the satchel and ask what she suggests you do when you come back to help."Just come back tomorrow. That's all." She says, giving you a coy wink.You're somewhat disturbed.>ACTION?
>>20026502Dear god she wants to get into our servos. I don't know how to feel about this. I feel violated but interested.Head back to our base and start reading, we are +++ in intelligence, we ought to pick it up pretty quickly.
>>20026426Saweeet. Get reading on these goodies straight away.>>20026437"I-it's not as if I like you or anything...meatbag."Okay enough joking around. Ask her where we should start, maybe just help tidy up the place? It's getting dark.
>>20026502Ask Doc for advice on women. We haven't even had "the talk" yet.
>>20026539>>20026537You decide to go back to base and get to reading. So you do.As you sit down and get ready to read, you tell Willie about your experience. He starts laughing hysterically, and says "I guess that's why they call her Crazy Jane, eh? I bet she wants to get into your servos, Alex. BAAahahahaha!" He grasps his knees and bends over in laughter again. "I jest, I jest. I'll let you read now.">ACTION?
>>20026593How would that even work, I don't even have the right parts. She's planning on adding the right parts isn't she?Open up the books, start reading, start with the easiest looking one and go through them. We don't need to sleep and we're a very fast learner and reader so we ought to be able to chew through these.
>>20026581"Don't bother with them. You're incompatible. Try not to think about them too much either, I don't want my creation going through puberty like a normal kid. That would be awkward, having to live through those thought processes." Doc says.You agree tentatively.>ACTION?
>>20026593*shrug*"It's not all bad." I believe a long night of reading is called for.
Start with a beginner text to get a feel of what areas to learn more about.
>>20026632We WILL have a crazy robo-sexual waifu, OP, deal with it!Anyways, read the books, proceed to investigate the worms.
>>20026648>>20026625You begin reading through the books. It doesn't take you very long, a couple of hours maybe, to finish the entire stack. It's about midnight. You get up, feed Rex the rest of the beef jerky you have, and then decide to go into sleep mode to prepare and organize your thoughts for the next day.>END ACT 1<
>>20026632You said you wanted me to learn, mature and do everything a sentient being does. I think romance is included in that. If it ends up happening I believe the term is "deal with it".
And with that I am out for the night.TY for making my first quest such a success guys, I really appreciate it.Give me a second and I'll begin putting in stat sheets since i'm bored.
StatsIntellect: +++Defense: +Offense: =Speed: -AbilitiesRevolver User lv 2: Average skill with revolver type weaponry.Fist User lv 2: Average skill with fists and fist weaponry.Improved Sonar Ping lv 1: Detect objects within an okay radius around you using weak sonar. 5% Energy/useFeedback Pulse lv 3: Create a stunning whine of feedback that dazes nearby organic units. 7% Energy/useEnhanced Scan Unit lv 2: Passively gain information about units near you such as weak points and classifications. Detects weak points relatively quickly.Track Noise lv 1: Tracks the location and direction of noises better than normal.ItemsRevolver (+belt of bullets (31)+explosive rounds (7)): +++Damage, +Intimidate, --SpeedSheriff's Duster: +Charm, +CommandTattered Hat: +CharmCoulf Knuckledusters: +Damage, +Intimidate, -CharmBloody Barber Razor: +Damage, -CharmPack of Cigarettes: +Intimidate when used.Leather Satchel: Used ItemLighter: Used ItemPhone: Used ItemDigital Camera: Used ItemStack of Books: Used Item (Used)Batteries: Misc ItemAllies:Delia ?Pete ?Willie ConstaiceParty:Alex MurphyRatmuleRexWillie Constaice
>>20026690Have a good one OP. See you next time.
>>20026744We should probably keep the knuckledusters and Razor stored most of the time, they tank the bonuses from charm we get from the duster and hat.
Willie ConstaiceStatsIntellect: ++Defense: =Offense: +Speed: +AbilitiesFist User lv 3: Somewhat experienced with the use of fists and fist weapons.Phantasm lv 4: Willie is able to drag any organic unit he is in contact with to a hallucinatory world inside their head. Time passes faster in the hallucinatory world, and people inside of it can take multiple forms and create objects out of nothing. Killing someone in the hallucinatory world will remove any mental afflictions affecting them for a short time. 20% Stamina/UseBattle Trance lv 1: Willie goes into a martial trance, gaining +Offense, +Defense, -Speed for 3 actions. 60% Stamina/UseWormkiller lv 3: Willie passively gains ++Offense and ++Defense when fighting a Worm or Wormhost type enemy.ItemsBrass Knuckles: +Damage, +Intimidate, -CharmDapper Jacket: +Charm,Red Tie: +Charm, +Bluff, -CommandButcher Knife: ++Damage, +Intimidate, --CharmPack of Cigarettes: +Intimidate when usedAllies:Alex Murphy????Party:Alex MurphyRatmuleRexWillie Constaice
Jane GouldingStatsIntellect: +++Defense: --Offense: -Speed: -AbilitiesRevolver User lv 3: Somewhat experienced with the use of revolver type weaponsMechanical Savant lv 4: When interacting with mechanical objects, Jane gets +IntellectHacker lv 2: Jane is a competent hacker and is able to decrypt files easily.ItemsRevolver (+bullets (6)): +++Damage, +Intimidate, --SpeedMechanic's Clothing: +CharmGlasses: +Charm, +Bluff, -IntimidateAllies:Graves Parker??Party:Graves ParkerJane Goulding
Graves ParkerStatsIntellect: ++Defense: --Offense: ++Speed: +AbilitiesRifle Master: Mastered the use of rifle type weaponryLoyalty lv 3: When one of Graves' party members is dealt damage, Graves gains ++Offense, +Intellect, +Speed for his next action.ItemsRail Rifle (hollow-point ammo (10), explosive ammo (10), piercing ammo (10), incendiary ammo (10)): +++++ Damage, +Intimidate, Long-RangedOld Jacket: ++Command, +IntimidateAllies:Jane Goulding???Party:Graves ParkerJane Goulding
>>20026952Addenum. Robophile: ++Charm ++Intimidate +++Bluff (when interacting with Alex)
And enjoy pouring those over.I'm out. See you tomorrow, elegan/tg/entlemen.
>>20027001That's not really a thing just with alex. That's the reason she's called crazy jane, is because she gets a little attached to her machines, but not THAT closely. It's already part of her base scores (Charm: +, Bluff: -, Intimidate: --, Command: =). She's not really good at lying or intimidating, if you pay attention.
>>20027033Are there social skills aside from Charm, Bluff, Intimidate and Command? What is everyone's level at those?She totally wants our servos.
>>20027080Nope, those are the basic ones.Alex is baseline in everything.Willie is Charm: +, Intimidate: =, Bluff: +, Command: -Graves is Charm: --, Intimidate: +, Bluff: =, Command: ++
Hey guys, made some images for the opening posts of the threads. Will proceed to dump.>First One>Not sure about font.
>>20027080No wonder, check us out. >>20027123
>Third.Shit, these are too small to read the text. That's a problem. Maybe I should just overlay the text?
they are all coolbut the first one is the best and the one i will be usingthank you drawfagyou are a good personalso since i have a few minutes left before i peace, i'll answer some questions if you have any.
>>20027203Cool beans; here's a different version of the first one, I think it'll be easier to read the title.Anyways, I don't have any questions, just want to say that this quest is good, and you should feel good.
rolled 79 = 79>>20027203honestly, i don't really have too many questions either. you did a great job of explaining it as you wrote.
I have a little thing to say to you guys, besides thanks.A: I have no idea what the fuck I'm doing. Literally 75% of the quest i've been writing by the seat of my ass.I started with you wake up in a coffin and are a robot. Everything that happened from there was a result of maybe 30 seconds thought on what you were doing, and then 5 minutes thought on the setting once you found Doc. Every other part of the setting has pretty much been thought of as you came upon it.And Phantasms?I literally thought of what they were 5 minutes before part 4 started. I just wrote it on the card intending for it to be some sort of superpower and I never thought of it until it became relevant.Originally Willie was supposed to /actually/ take you to hell, where he had reality warping powers and you would fistfight over a field of floating rocks in the sky, but then i was like "No, they'll never believe that."In truth, I didn't think you'd really go along with the current implementation of the Phantasm. And then nobody at all questioned it, it was all okay. He can make you hallucinate. Cool beans.Thanks again for making this so awesome /tg/.You are good people.
>>20027380We had just fought a 10 year old with a freaky ass death worm in her. The future has changed indeed. Also we are going to seduce Jane with our robotic charm. Or she'll seduce us, we'll get to make bad jokes about her only repairing us so she can take advantage of us.
>>20027266Hey boss, drawfag here, gimme some time and keep an eye for your thread later if possible. I got caught up with some shit and I'm working on trying to finish now.What Font is that, by the way? I can do a mockup with it after I finish.
>>20027460I used Stencil STD, for the top line. I used System for the bottom.
>>20027137THIS SOOOOOO THIS
>>20027425The robo seduction will happen. Alex Murphy, robot bounty hunter will make it happen.
>>20028479This might be a better version.
Whoo!Finally, here we go.Tried to spiffy up the title text, OP. Lemme know if it works for you or not!
Bumping this thread.