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Mission archives:
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ghost%20Quest

Resource list:
http://pastebin.com/MWbqjUDP

Twitter:
@GhostAdjutant


You were a ghost operative of the Terran Dominion, under Emperor Arcturus Mengsk. Your Codename is Delta Phoenix. You received a transmission from Korhal. "The Emperor is Dead. Long live the Emperor. "

It seems like a lifetime since the fall of Korhal disabled your neural inhibitor and you went rogue. With the help of a rogue Dominion Marine, Jacob Henderson, you and your small crew secured a Gorgon-Class battlecruiser you now call The Daluke. The Dominion, bounty hunters, and criminal scum alike are all after you with a massive 1.5 billion credit bounty on your head. But they're going to have to earn it, first.

You stand in the middle of a deserted factory complex on the desert planet of New Albuquerque. A lone gunman knows where your bounty target is, and has challenged you to a duel.

You come upon the factories. It's so far out that the roads are just dirt, tumbleweeds roll past. You sense him long before you see him, but you see a man with a large hat in all black leaning against the door to it.

>"Hey! We're looking for Scarmaster."

The man stands up and walks to the center of the road. He flicks the cigarette he was smoking to one side then holds his arms out. A bandana covers his face, but what is visible is heavily scarred. Somewhat noticeable is the fact that you can't read his thoughts.

>"Who wants to know?"

>"We're here to bring him in, alive or dead."

>"You are, how do you say, Confused. You are here to either die, or walk away."

The man's fingers twitch. You suspect they're hovering over his sidearms.

((http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOr0na6mKJQ))
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>>26017586
It's nice to see you again, man.
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>"You're outnumbered and outgunned. Give up peacefully."
>"Me? No, no, no. I am not the Scarmaster. I am just a loyal gunman. The man you seek, he is not here."
>"Where is he, then?"
>"Ah, but if I were to tell you, I would not be the loyal gunman."
>"Well, how much would it be to move that loyalty?"
>"The loyalty of slugs can be bought with gold. But not the loyalty of a man."
>"I admire that. I really do. Would there be anyway to sway your loyalties?"
>"There is only one way, señorita. And you already know what it is."

His hands twitch, still maintaining their position over his sidearm.

>1 Duel Him.
>2 Have your squad open fire.
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>>26017635
>1
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>>26017635
>2
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still wanna try and recruit him, even without psionic reflexes. Just means we have to rely on our OTHER ghost training.
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>>26017635
>1
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>>26017635
>2
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>>26017655
Which part? Getting shot, getting blown up, getting captured, or making questionable decisions?
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>>26017635
>1
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>>26017635

>1
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>>26017674
It is extremely likely that your small arms training will be superior to that of a criminal Mercenary's, Delta Phoenix.
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>>26017697
I dunno, Gunslinger Duelists are good at what they do for a reason.
All the shit ones are dead.
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>>26017635
>Vote ended at 23:15. Calculating results.
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slow night, eh?
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>>26017754
Isn't that what we wanted?
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>>26017635
>1
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>>26017768
I know, it's just that it hasn't been this way for a while.
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>>26017751
Good to have you back, by the way Adjutant.
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>"Then Draw."

You pull out your sidearm, as does he.
A single shot sounds out. Pain jolts through your hand as your pistol goes flying. He's far too fast. That said, he's also incredibly accurate, and managed to shoot the pistol from your hand without giving you so much as a scratch.

Your squad raises their weapons. He drops his pistols.

>"I am no fool. You win the war, even if I have won the battle. I surrender."

Whiskey steps forward and picks up the man's pistols, though he - and everyone else - keep weapons trained.

>"You seek the Scarmaster. The train carrying him will stop here, and he will load the vultures onto the train personally. From there, they will go to Don Javilito's hacienda."

You must now decide what to do with the prisoner.
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>>26017906
take of psi screen
and scan his mind
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>>26017906
Hm...Yeah, walk up and take his psi screen off. I want to see what he's thinking.
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>>26017906
I want you on my crew.
No ones beats me without joining me
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>>26017906
"Impressive. I believe you're working under contract for the Scarmaster? After he's gone, that means your contract is up, interested in a job then?
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>>26017955
yep
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>>26017958
not necessarily a good move. If he gave up the information on his boss this easily, he may be a liability...
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>>26017996
He values his life, like most people
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>>26017906
by the way, Adjutant, how did you SCII game go?
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>>26017996
Nah, I see why he's doing it. He's under contract to protect the boss, if he fights, he would probably die, if he withheld the information, we might forcefully tear it from his mind, which might damage him.
He's playing it smart so he can at least live another day to take another job.
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Awww, I haven't finished making the damn cutouts for Terrans!
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>>26018047
>Image for ants
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>>26017955
>"Whiskey, take his psi-screen."

Whiskey checks both ears, before withdrawing a small device. He walks up to you and places it in your hand. It may come in handy, later.

You scan his mind. He's expecting torture and thinks you're Dominion, what with you being ghosts and all.
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>>26018081
So, what's your name loyal gunslinger?
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>>26018081
Alright, let's keep him thinking we're Dominion.
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>>26018114
>"I am Enrique Sandoval Jose. But you may call me Enrique if you like."
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>>26018081
Hm...let's save that sucker for now. They're dangerous.

Let's say to him that we're not Dominion, because if we were, he'd be dead right now instead of out one expensive little trinket.

Then ask him what he plans to do now that he's betrayed his boss
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>>26018081
well time to make his day. we should inform him that no torture is going to happen
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>>26018081
Aren't psiscreens really fucking expensive? Might want to also scan for how he got his hands on one.
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>>26018153
My guess is his boss gave it to him. For exactly this kind of situation.
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>>26018140
So, Enrique Sandoval Jose, could I buy your loyalty with a pair of pistols, a psi screen, and a permanent job?
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>>26018189
I think we should hold him until his current boss is dead, then when that contract is up, we hire him. Lets him keep his reputation, and we get a good Gunslinger.
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>>26018140
I have connected to local authority networks for information on our prisoner, Commander.

He is wanted for multiple bank robberies, the murder of 4 New Albuquerque Marshals, kidnapping of the Planetary Governor's daughter, and 2 counts of arson of private property.

>>26018153
You scan his memories for information on the Psi-Screen.

It was part of a Dominion Assassin's arsenal. the Assassin was sent to kill Don Javilito, but was killed by Enrique and a group of gunmen.
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>>26017936
>>26017955
>>26018081
....I feel like an idiot now, for not thinking of such a simple thing when we were questioning that engineer back on that battlecruiser.
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>>26018221
Offer now, kill boss later.
Let him pack up after all
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>>26018229
Should we ask just what he did with the Governor's daughter?
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>>26018229
I have half a mind to just dump him at the sheriff's office...
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>>26018229
Sounds like he's mainly a mercenary to me. No worse then the rest of our crew...

Hm...he's pretty resourceful.

I'd like to stick to my suggestion earlier.
>>26018144
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>>26018266
I am with you on this
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>>26018140
So is he based on someone Adjutant? He seems kind of familiar, but I can't put a finger on it.
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>>26018229
>>26018266
Agreeing with this guy. Let's not let him keep thinking we Dominion. Maybe he can be of use.
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>>26018286
I do not detect any traces of cloned DNA at this time, Delta Phoenix.
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>>26018229
Well I have to say that just makes me want to hire him more. I say go with >>26018144
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>>26018302
Ah, Adjutant, how I missed your quips.
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Registering divide in available dialog options.

>1 Convince him you are Dominion, for intimidation and additional information.
>2 Reveal to him that you are rogue agents.
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>>26018266
Lets go with this

>>26018263
>>26018256
This guy shot our gun as we were drawing it, and we are supposed to be the most elite sort of infantry the dominion has.
This guy should be invaluable.
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>>26018327
>2
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>>26018263
You do realize most of our crews legal status is questionable right? STOP BEING A PUSSY AND THROWING AWAY GOOD CREW.
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>>26018327
>2
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>>26018327
>2
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>>26018327
>2
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>>26018327
>2
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>>26018327
>2
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>>26018327
>2
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>>26018327
>1
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>>26018338
Isn't most of our crew made up of Ex-pirate/dominion/etc. and civies?
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>>26018374
yep
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>>26018368
I don't understand your reasoning here at all
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>>26018374
68% of our crew are wanted in Dominion space for criminal offenses, Commander.
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>>26018394
Of all of the criminal offenses our crew has, which are the least?
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Welcome back, Adjy.
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>>26018394
What percentage of that is directly related to Henderson?
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>>26018412
I think someone was wanted for space grafetti

>>26018422
That's not quite how percentages work in this regard.
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>>26018412
If I disregard charges of treason and aiding enemies of the Dominion: Several crew members are wanted for parking violations on Korhal, and vehicle speed violations on Umoja.
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>"We are not Dominion. We are rogue agents, bounty hunters at the moment."
>"Ah. Then you seek to do the world a service here today. Though if it is through your heart or wallet I do not know."
>"Oi, I take it ya don't much care fer yer employers, laddie?"
>"They are cruel, evil men in a world of cruel, evil men. They recruit young men with no prospects, brainwash them, turn them to lives of crime and dependency."
>"So why do you work for them?"
>"I was a freedom fighter. A man of the people. I robbed from the corrupt banks and politicians, and I gave to the poor. In robbing Don Javelito, I was defeated. He spared my life, and my code of honor meant that my life debt was owed to him until it was repaid."

You recall the assassin.
>"But you saved his life."
>"Multiple times, but not before he discovered leverage over me. I cannot help you directly, I fear. But I can help you. My personal computer has information on the compound. Patrols, blueprints, security codes. It is all yours. But I must ask of you one favor."
>"What is that?"
>"Spare... my son."
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>>26018481
Our crew is apparently made up of badasses who aren't afraid of anything.
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>>26018515
>"Spare... my son."
Well shit, that's gonna be a problem. We have a piss poor track record with rescuing and sons.
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>>26018515
it's a deal
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>>26018515
Inquire about his son and say while we will attempt to spare him, we cannot make any grantees. Ask if he understands.
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>>26018515
get a mental image of his son and remember to hold fire when we see him
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>>26018515
"I'll do my best. Think of him and I will know who he is."
Read his mind.
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>>26018515
I assume there is more to this post...
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>>26018515
And your son is?...

Any pictures, distinguishing features, anything I can use to recognise him?
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>>26018515
Oh man. Yeah, we want this guy. Assuming he's on the level, he's just right for our crew. Speaking of, can we read his mind and tell if he's being 100% honest here, Adjutant?

If so: "I'll do you one better. We'll save him. After it's all over, my offer to join us still stands. We won't hold anything over you. What does he look like?"
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You probe his mind. He didn't even know he had a son until Don Javilito pulled him out of the woodwork. A young boy, perhaps 4 or 5, is kept at the compound. Even if it's not truly his son, Enrique feels responsible that he's been taken from his mother. The image of the boy in your mind's eye looks as though he could be related.

You have no doubts as to his previous records. He was indeed a renegade criminal. But it also reveals a good deal of corruption in the government you're currently working for. You begin to question the motives of these bounties, and wish you knew more.
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>>26018701
so, shall we set up a trap?
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>>26018701
Aw hell, we can agree to help out the kid at least. Tell him we'll do our best to save the kid from the compound if we can.

Let's take a peak at those plans
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>>26018701
I am so glad that we didn't just straight up kill super cool gunslinger character like we straight up killed other cool characters.
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>>26018701
WELL I LIKE THE POSSIBILITIES HERE

1. Use Enrique's intel to attack the Don's compound, rescuing his "Son" while capturing the Don, dead or alive.

2. Collect the bounty, and recruit Enrique with the promise of sanctuary in our crew. He can bring his "son" if he wants to. If not, find the mother or whatever. He'd probably want to bring him.

3. Look into the New Albuquerque government. Anything we have on file, anything we can find on the system's net. Anything on Murric's net. Anything.

4. If we don't like the cut of their jib, perform a coup.

5. Maybe make Enrique the new planetary governor?

6. Acquire a second friendly planet to our cause.
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>>26018782
sounds like a rather simplified but decent enough plan

for now, my vote is that we'll keep an eye out for his son
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Adjutant, please make a note to have the psi-screen analyzed and schematics put into our database.
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>>26018782
Massive waste of a good gun slinger
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>>26018802
Have you ever written a paper? That's called an outline.
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>>26018817
I'm not sure if we can just get schematics like that, but we dooo have MacGuyver saiyan now...
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>>26018817
I will put it forward as an available option once we return to the Daluke, Commander.
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>>26018855
>>26018817
What would we even do with one aside use if we could be detected by other psionics?
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>>26018833
Fine. Put Hernando, the friendly street merchant in charge. He was a poor youngster who worked his way into a university and who studied law and philosophy back in a core Dominion world. But when he came out to the fringes, he was robbed, beaten, blackmailed, tortured, escaped from captivity, tried to get help but found none, went for vengeance and failed, got drunk and depressed, aged for years, met a girl and got married and content, simply continued to sell food in his town square while squandering his education.

He would be a good choice.

And then Enrique could join us.
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>>26018877
Rather have it and not need it, etc etc
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>>26018877
Give it to someone like the gunslinger so he won't get mind raped
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>>26018920
Only if we're dealing with enemy ghosts or protoss
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>"We will do what we can to keep your son out of harm's way. We would've done that anyway."
>"Gracias, Señorita. The information... she is yours. Now, if you would please, I have failed my duty here, and must now feign my death and leave this world. I will be watching you."

Schematics are uploaded to your HUD. The compound has several security layers, automated and not. The train from this station will get you past some of it, however.

The train schedule puts it at 5 minutes out. The train will be heavily defended by criminal elements, so your options and consequences are limited.

>Call down the Hercules, attempt to board train after it's left the station.
>Ambush the train as it's loading at the station. It will attempt to flee.
>Sneak onboard the train as it stops to gather cargo.
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>>26019038
>3
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>>26019038
>Sneak onboard the train as it stops to gather cargo.

Purple iz da Sneakiest!
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>>26019038
Can we still ask him if we can have any way of contacting him?
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>>26019038
>Sneak onboard the train as it stops to gather cargo.
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>>26019038
Sneak!
we spectre now
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>>26019038
>>Sneak onboard the train as it stops to gather cargo.
we're a ghost, time to act like one
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>>26019130
>spectre

We're going cold turkey as soon as this mission is done
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>>26019152
concurred
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>>26019038
Offer Gunslinger a ship to stay on, our ship
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>>26019174
>>26019152
nope.
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>>26019038
Hm...We should sneak it I think. We've been getting slightly better at it, besides we're going for an assassin mission anyway. It'd be good exercise for our ghost crew.
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>>26019152
>>26019177
I've already voted for a course of action, but ill second these
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>>26019152
as if there were any other option
>>26019186
fuckkkk it's Redaeth
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>>26019177
I like this
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>>26019186
oh god fucking damnit, I though the retards left
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>>26019038

Sneak onto the train.


If the government is corrupt, we could totally be justified in raiding various tech facilities, then killing them... Maybe we could ask the gunslinger to choose a new government to be installed...
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>>26019152
was their any other option
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pay more attention, I've been here since the start.
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>>26019229
Everybody strips down, dress up as whores, buys tickets, and then hold up the train.
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>>26019229
Redaeth in his eternal stupidity seems to think so, so just for that fact alone I'll veto his nope
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>>26019242
Sometimes I think that Redaeth and Wrenloft are the same person.
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>>26019229

yeah. doing ALL THE DRUGS!

which is Clearly the best course of action EVER!

Sarcasm powers HO!
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>>26019218
See: zero negative effects currently See: climbing powers at super fast rates
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>>26019270

Then I will Veto your Veto of his nope.
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>>26019282
and the longer we stay on the drugs, the more dependent we get and the worse the side affects are if we give them up, go cold turkey now, while we can afford to, and not fuck ourselves over in the future
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>>26019295
I'll veto your veto of his veto of that nope.
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>>26019038
back to the business at hand

>Sneak onboard the train as it stops to gather cargo.
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Guys, stop.
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two reasons NOT to go cold turkey yet.
1) We haven't found out what our side effects are. At all. They might even be beneficial.
2) Powerups like spectre training are rare. There is no levelling system which means we would be back to level 6 with one level 7.
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>>26019327
>They might even be beneficial.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

you funny
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GET THE GUNSLINGER
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>>26019312

Not if I veto your veto of his veto of Redaeths nope...
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>>26019019
Psi screens don't work on Protoss. In fact they laugh when someone tries to use one against them. Shit a powerful enough ghost can crack them even.

>>26019152
Withdrawal worsens symptoms big time. The shit LITERALLY rewires your brain. As long as you stick to a regimen its fine as big problems only occur if you overdose or withdrawal.
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>>26019340
Actually anon, I think one of the sideeffects listed was an increase in intelligence

Wasn't it?

But I'm still leaning towards going off the drugs...a little worried about what they would do. Plus dependency sucks.
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You and your crew load into one of the vulture crates and wait. It's not long before you hear the train pull up and feel the crate being carried by SCVs. You suddenly bang your head as the crate goes to one side, but your team manages to remain quiet. At least in any frequency the enemies can hear, November's thoughts are cursing like twelve sailors.

>"Watch it, that's military hardware, not a sack of potatoes!"
>"Sorry, boss."
>"You ain't sorry until I say you're sorry, now just move the goddamn thing."

You wait in the crate until you sense the train moving forward. You didn't plan ahead particularly far, however, as there's another vulture crate on top of yours. You push several times, in futility. You feel your frustration start to build, and despite all odds, the crate lifts up and your crew piles up.

>"Delta, did you just... pick up a vulture?"
>"I... work out."

Maybe the Spectre treatment did something, your psionic strength seems massively increased. Your squad moves up to the door connecting compartments. The next one contains several unarmed criminals with small arms.

>Flashbang. No prisoners.
>Hellfire grenade. No prisoners.
>Irradiate grenade. No prisoners.
>Psionic reflexes. No prisoners.
>Open top access hatch and bypass security on top of the train.
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>>26019344
Then I will override your veto of my veto of his veto of Redaeths nope.
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>>26019344
>>26019327
>>26019312
>>26019295
>>26019270
Stop, you idiots are going to shit up the thread as much as the namefags
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>>26019361
yes it was.

Also I'm not saying we stick to the drugs forever and ever... just for the four months we have a supply for. It's long enough to learn all the side effects while not long enough to become completely dependant on them.
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>>26019407
very well...
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>>26019391
>Open top access hatch and bypass security on top of the train.
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>>26019416
thats..wow, something intelligent coming from you, congrats on surprising me
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>>26019391
>"I... work out."
lol'd
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>>26019391

>Open top access hatch and bypass security on top of the train.
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>>26019391
>"Delta, did you just... pick up a vulture?"
>"I... work out."
We stronk.
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>>26019391
>Open top access hatch and bypass security on top of the train.
sneak sneak sneak.
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>>26019391
>Psionic reflexes. No prisoners.
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>>26019391
>>Open top access hatch and bypass security on top of the train.
sneakysneakysneaky
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>>26019391
>Open top access hatch and bypass security on top of the train.
There's no real reason we should engage at this time. We don't want to alert them just yet.
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>>26019391
Psionic reflexes, lets not make ourselves as known as possible.
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>>26019391
>Open top access hatch and bypass security on top of the train.
Full Ghost
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>>26019391
Do we have any idea what is on the top hatch in case if there are any tunnels?
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>>26019391
>Open top access and bypass Security

I personally like the 'no evidence' approach here. Feels like I'm a real assassin and what not

Assuming there is no increased risk of course, I vote for this.
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>>26019488
There are no obstructive mountain ranges nearby, Delta Phoenix.

Tunnel likelihood is at 0.4%.
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>>26019416
4 months might be a little strong...let's keep going until we hit a side effect that's too nasty to handle, I say.

The bonuses are...well there are some bonuses to consider.
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>>26019530
In that case,
>Top access
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>>26019407

and I was having so much fun..... Back to serious business then...


>>26019391
Up and Over. don't want to risk killing them, then the others learning that something is up due to them not reporting in later...
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>>26019537
A week of exposure and then we reevaluate our position.
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>>26019537
>lifts a vulture
Yes, yes there is.

Alright as we've been functioning with the drugs for a bit now... I think we can cross these off of our side-effect list as they would have been noticable pretty quickly.

onset of babbling,
unusual gestures,
compulsive behavior that appears to follow rules such as arranging objects in stacks or lines,
minor audial or visual hallucinations.
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>>26019592
we've been on them for like 2 days
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>>26019592
Those might be time released, we can't be sure.

If we notice a sudden drop in intellect, sanity, or other such things, then that is cause for immediate alarm, as we're a commander and our own desire for power shouldn't overshadow that

Some of those can probably be controlled more reasonably...I just pray we don't meet Taldarim. That would be...bad to say the least.
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>>26019612
Side-effects generally occur the same time the increased enhancements do as well. And we just picked up a damn vulture with our mind.
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>>26019629
we should get Mac to make something for our suit that can monitor our body and brains stats, and let us know when there are any changes that make be bad or good, we don't want to be flailing around uninformed
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>>26019629
Tal'darim are probably guarding the "Breath of Creation" just like on Bel'Shir. It'll probably be a tough nut to crack.
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>>26019662
That's not bad. I'm not certain if our Cirus suit doesn't already do that though...should check on that.
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>>26019660
citation, please?
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>>26019660
Well Kerrigan can do that to space ships..
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Like you would waste time leaving evidence of anything other than your target's death. Your team makes it's way to the top of the train and opens the escape hatch.

The maglev is going well over 200 miles per hour, you extend your combat knife and dig in. Your crew does the same as you move from one compartment to the next.

Although this might prove difficult for lesser men, your team has no problems moving past undetected. Eventually you sense the thoughts of various individuals and reveal that Maurice "Scarmaster" Lannett is in the compartment directly below you.

>Hellfire grenade down the escape hatch. No survivors.
>Flashbang down the escape hatch. Eliminate only the target.
>Wait for an opportunity to make it look like an accident.
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>>26019662
Also don't forget to ask about a hand with a hidden blade or gun that can't normally be detected.
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>>26019706
Your reconnaissance cybernetic already has a knife, commander.
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>>26019700
>Wait for an opportunity to make it look like an accident.
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>Flashbang down the escape hatch. Eliminate only the target.

Gotta make sure the kid isn't with him.
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>>26019700
Well, I say wait for accident, since alerting people now would mean an exceedingly bloody exit.
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>>26019700
>Flashbang down the escape hatch. Eliminate only the target.
I'm betting the gunslingers son is in there
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>>26019700

Make it look like an accident. We are ontop of a train going over 200mph. the less we give away about the fact we are here, the better.
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>>26019700
We should do checks for the kid - then flashbang and eliminate Scarmaster.
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>>26019735
>>26019729
It is 92% likely that the hostage is at the compound, Commander.
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>>26019700
>Flashbang baby
We're the bestest assassin...though I am a little intrigued by the 'make it look like an accident'...but that may lead to too many casualties.

We're a professional, no need to be excessive.
How many guards can we sense below?
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>>26019700
>Flashbang down the escape hatch. Eliminate only the target.
gotta save the kid
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>>26019700
Lets wait.
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>>26019754
You sense the distinct thoughts of 5 individuals.
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>>26019754
Also, can we sense the kid's mind? Rather a hostage's mind that's afraid?
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>>26019700
>Wait for an opportunity to make it look like an accident.
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Guys, if we plan to ride the train until the end without killing all the hostiles and alerting everyone, accident is the only way
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>>26019725
Hm... Second thought...
>Flashbang down the escape hatch. Eliminate only the target.
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>>26019781
Hmm, yeah.
Given that the kid isn't in there - which we should be able to detect with our psionics - we want to ride out the train to the compound to rescue him. So we should then make it look like an accident when Scarmaster dies.
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>>26019700
>Wait for an opportunity to make it look like an accident.
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Registering conflicted Consensus.
Voting begins.

>1 Hellfire grenade down the escape hatch. No survivors.
>2 Flashbang down the escape hatch. Eliminate only the target.
>3 Wait for an opportunity to make it look like an accident.
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>>26019824
>3
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>>26019824
>3
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>>26019824
>3
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>>26019824
>3
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>>26019824
>3
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>>26019824
>3
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>>26019824
>3
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>>26019824
>2
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>>26019824
>3
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>>26019824
>3
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>>26019824

>3 Wait for an opportunity to make it look like an accident.
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You wait. It's not like you have any where to be. You place your head against the escape hatch and listen carefully to what you can.

>"Boss, I gotta - take a leak, man."
>"Then get out of here, Jones."

You sense the guard leave, though he appears to be an addict and is using stimpacks on the job.

>"So we're looking at the resoc tanks we got from Governor Lakas. We should be able to get some CMC schematics soon, and we'll be able to help him with that coup."
>"Waste of time, but if he pays us he pays us."
>"Technically he'll be paying the Don, Scarmaster."
>"You think I don't know that!?"
>"I'm just saying-"
>"Saying what, Mikey!? Saying I'm not in charge here!? Saying I'm not the boss!?!"
>"Nah, c'mon Scar, you know what Mikey meant was-"
>"What he -meant- is that he's a little shit, and don't you go backing him up! Get out of my sight, all of you assholes! I got shit to do!"

The men leave the room, the target is alone.

>1 Strike now.
>2 Wait longer.
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>>26019942
Vote is not in proper format:
>3
is acceptable.
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>>26019824
>3
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>>26019954
>1
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>>26019954
>Governor Lakas.
next guy on our hitlist?
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>>26019954
>1
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>>26019954
>1
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>>26019954
>2
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>>26019954
>1
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>>26019954
Can we kill his brain with psionic powers?
And will that make it obvious ghosts have done it?
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>>26019954

what is he doing now? anything... Dangerous?
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>>26019992
I don't think we're at the level we're we can cause just a precis aneurysm
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Right, I'm gonna disappear for, like 15 minutes. You guys are probably going to get us captured again, huh? :)
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>>26019954
>2
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>>26019954
>2
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>>26020010
Who cares about precision? We just need enough to make his whole head go pop!
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>>26019954
>1
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I...don't understand why you guys want to wait. He's basically a sitting duck, hell we could even make it look like he shot himself at this point and they might believe it.
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>>26020046
I think people are waiting for more info the guy is just blathering about.
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>>26019954
>1
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>>26020065
we can get that out of his head

but I gotta run some errands for half an hour, so please, try to not get us killed/captured
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Read his mind!
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>>26020029
Well, it needs to be enough so it doesn't look like he's been assassinated if you get what I mean
If we go in there and put a bullet through his skull the train will be on full alert and we will probably have to create a swamp of blood to save ourselves
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>>26020079

but anon, getting captured is our short-cut to getting to their boss...
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>>26019954
>2
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>>26020096
...we're literally on the roof of the boxcar ABOVE the boss
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You drop your head through the hatch, then the rest of your body. You grab the man into a choke hold while hanging upside down from the hatch. He struggles for a few minutes before he loses consciousness and goes limp. The man is extremely large, possibly 300 pounds, and he didn't manage to put up much resistance.

You drop down, and the rest of your team follows. Now it's just the matter of making this look like an accident.

>Rig electrical systems to look like they overloaded.
>Make it look like a heart attack.
>Take him out of the hatch and drop him off the side of the train.
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>>26020089

Then how the fuck are we supposed to get that bounty if they don't know if it was us?
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>>26020150
>Make it look like a heart attack.
oh, that's classic, that is
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>>26020150
Do we have any health record on this guy? How likely would it be that he would have a heart attack?
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>>26020162
I do not have medical records on our target.

Given the information I have from short range scans, his BMI and blood pressure suggest that a heart attack is not unlikely.
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>>26020150
We can do both the first and the second options, right?
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>>26020150
Make him OD on stimpaks
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>>26020150
Well we need evidence that we killed him...any idea what the police take for that sort of evidence? Will a photo do?

As for what to do, I say Rig electric systems with November's help. Then psy scan train for the kid...that's our next objective
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>>26020150
>Make it look like a heart attack

Gotta stick with the tried and tested.
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>>26020195
why would he want stims, though? is he addicted?
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>>26020181
Heart attack sounds good then.

>>26020195
Can't exactly have the stimpack drug travel around his body if his heart isn't pumping.
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>>26020181
well then heart attack it is
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>>26020195
You do not have any stimpacks available at the moment, Commander.
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>>26020209
Oh, can we take a blood sample?
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>>26020209
>Photo of the body with us holding a piece of paper saying "Delta Phoenix" or some other identifier.
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>>26020209
Local Bounty Hunter contracts require DNA evidence.

You already have this collected, Delta Phoenix.

This is the future, not the 1800's.
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>>26020209
We'd probably get back to them with news of his death before they learnt from other sources. Certainly before it was public information.
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>>26020229
>Photo of the body with Delta Phoenix drawing dicks on his face and doing the shocker handsign.
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>>26020229
ok, yeah, that'll do. We just need to put on the bunny ears on him, too.
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>>26020233
Heh, touche then, we have our DNA sample then.

Voting for rigging electrics still.
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>>26020150
>Make it look like a heart attack
also we just held up 300 pound man long enough to choke him to death
are we sure they gave us specter drugs and didn't just juice us up with roids?
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Rolled 83

>>26020150
Dropping him out the side of the train sounds good
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>>26020184

Seconding Heart Attack via High Voltage Electric Shock...
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>>26020184
The first option will render an autopsy pointless.

There is no reason to do both.
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make it look like he's napping.
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>1 Rig electrical systems to look like they overloaded.
>2 Make it look like a heart attack.
>3 Take him out of the hatch and drop him off the side of the train.
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>>26020313
>2
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>>26020256
Moving a 300lb man even with 4 guys is pretty impractical
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>>26020313
>2
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>>26020313
>1
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>>26020313
>2
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>>26020313
>2
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>>26020313
>2
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>>26020313
>1
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>>26020313
>2
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>>26020323
We did just lift a vulture.
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>>26020313
>3
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>>26020313
>2
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>>26020344
From a medical stand point that should have been tearing our muscles to shreds. It certainly can't be healthy. We should look into this a lot more than face value.

Personally I think we're destroying our bodies without even realizing it.
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>>26020374
hopefully the psi regen kicks in
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>>26020313
>2
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>>26020374
I am detecting the bulk of the strain is registering on the psionic musculature of your suit, Commander.
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>>26020396
oh, right, the new suit.
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>>26020396
I don't trust it. I still don't trust the Mac is okay. If things seem too good to be true they always are.
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You keep your hand over the man's mouth and count to 300. His heart rate drops and eventually stops. You hear a bang from the bathroom at the rear of the cart. The other guard is exiting the bathroom.

>1 Activate stealth.
>2 Kill the guard.
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>>26020476
>1
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>>26020476
>1
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>>26020476
>1
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>>26020476
yeah, let's see. Maybe he'll think his boss is asleep.
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>>26020476
>1
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>>26020476
WE GHOST
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>>26020476
>1
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>>26020476
>1
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>>26020476
>1
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>>26020476
>1
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>>26020476
>1
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You activate your reactor and step back to the wall, your squad does the same. The guard steps out of the bathroom just as you leave the visible spectrum of light.

>"Boss, you really aught'a have some boys look at this toilet, it's seriously backin' up like a mother- Boss? Boss!?"

He runs over and shakes the man a few times while muttering to himself. He stands up and grabs his hair. Then runs around in a panic. His drug-riddled mind seems to think that he'll be held responsible and killed, and you're not so sure he's wrong.

Eventually in his hysteria he runs into Whiskey and falls back on his ass. It doesn't take him long to realize what's going on.

>"G-G-G-GHOOOOO-!"

Whiskey reacts quickly, grabbing the man by the throat and cutting him off. He pulls the man up by the neck while strangling him. Whiskey pulls the guard close to his face and makes a 'shhh' motion.

You hear a bang at the door to the next boxcar.

>"Boss, you alright in there?"

>1 Prepare for combat. Use the element of surprise.
>2 Attempt to escape through the hatch before they enter the car.
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>>26020476
>1
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>>26020612
>2
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>>26020612
>2
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>>26020612
Come on, we're in our element right now.
the element of surprise
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>>26020653
>Not the element of EXPLOSIVE!
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>>26020612
Bring the corpse and get out of the car, whiskey and the corpse first
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>>26020612
>2
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>>26020612
>2
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>>26020612
>1
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Make suyre to take our guest with us... we can toss him off the train to disapear him.
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>>26020672
Yeah, take the guard with us and throw him overboard.
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>>26020612
>2
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>>26020612
>2
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You signal your intentions to your squad. The guard's neck snaps and his lifeless body is the first out of the hatch, followed by the rest of your team. The door gets knocked down.

>"Boss? Boss!?"
>"Ah hell, he's dead."
>"Where's Jones?! He was in here, right!?"

Whiskey then realizes he still holds the man's corpse by the neck, and throws it overboard as the question gets asked.

>"That seedy son of a bitch! He killed Scarmaster! Radio it in, we're looking for him."

You hang on top of the roof as you approach your destination. You hear the 3 familiar beeps of an Adjutant's alert.

Delta Phoenix, I have forwarded mission success to the local authorities and they have credited your account. I have received our next three assignments:

Vernon Otis. Assassin of the Javelito cartel. Wanted for the murder of multiple political officials and marshals. Extremely unstable.

Quanah Antinanco : Chief Adviser to Don Javelito, wanted for insurance fraud, blackmail, and conspiracy to tamper with elections.

Don Javelito : Charming leader of the Javelito Cartel. If there is a law on record he has broken it. Consider him to be extremely dangerous.
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>>26020973
Alllllllright, then.
We can kill the Don and get the kid.
we gettin' paiiiiiiiiiiiiiid tonighttt
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>>26020973
wait, what about the kid we're suppose to find?
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>>26021010
likely at the compound
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>>26021010
I have no records of Enrique's son, Delta Phoenix.

I am uploading suggested locations to search for targets to your HUD now.
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>>26021010
He's with the Don.
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>>26020973
Make "choo choo" "Chugga chugga" noises all the way to the train's final destination. Chill atop the carriages until we come to our destination, then move to the side of them that seems the least populated.
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>>26020973
Do all three pay the same?
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>>26021010
The kid is in the compound. Time to go on a killing spree.

Charlie should find a highpoint to go into overwatch mode. Whiskey and Delta shall be the primary assassins while November hacks into the compounds datanet to help us navigate and destroy our targets.
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>>26020973
Hm...not ready to leave yet, we'll search the train for the kid...but mark our next target as Quanah Antinaco I suppose.
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>>26021063
Oh he's not here? Alrighty then even better.
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I'm guessing we need to draw out either the assassin or the consigliere, then in-terror-gate him.
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I really do get Adjutants frustration with /tg/ hah. Our reading comprehension sucks.

>>26019753
see?
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>>26020973
Vernon Otis

alright, let's kill this guy. We get rid of his best agent, then we go after him.
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Adjutant likelihood of these new targets being at the compound we are approaching?
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also, that troll keeps trying to downvote the thread. seriously, what is that guy's problem?
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You ride atop the train until you reach your destination at the compound. They don't have proper sensors to detect you or your squad. It's likely that the train will be on lockdown and most of the security forces will be occupied trying to find your patsy.

Fortunately you're able to drop down and move out of the trainyard and into the building.

Commander, I have several probable locations for your targets.

>Quanah Antinanco: Office and library complex.
>Vernon Otis: Armory complex.
>Don Javelito: Main living quarters.
>Enrique's Son: Prisoner holding complex.
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>>26021237
What do we know of the three targets we are supposed to kill? Mannerisms, combat knowledge, armaments, guards, etc?
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>>26021237
I have an idea...
We kill the Don first, then we assassinate his assassin and finally antinanco and probably have one or two of us split off to get the kid.
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Rolled 70

>>26021237
Gotta get the son first.

If we alert the place he is most likely gonna get killed or something like that
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>>26021237
>>Vernon Otis: Armory complex.
lets hit the armory first, limit their capabilities

also, Adjy, you may want to archive the thread now before the trolls get to it
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>>26021237
Awesome, that stealth kill went great!
We distracted both the security forces on the train, AND some at the compound

Hm...I'm considering taking out the other targets first, since it would make sense for the security forces to be distracted with 'WHO'S KILLIN PPLZ" Instead of focusing on guarding a simple child.

I vote we pick up the kid last for this reason.
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>Vernon Otis: Armory complex.
We can do to jobs at once. Kill the assassin and destroy the armory.
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>>26021289
it's already there.
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>>26021286
and if we grab him, we have to keep him or send someone with him, severly hindering our abilities
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>>26021294
same, plus dragging a kid around while we kill people is NOT a good idea.
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>>26021286
Why would they go after the son if they have no reason to suspect the gunslinger being involved?
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>>26021237
Find the child, then we will tear this place up
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>>26021294
good idea
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>>26021304
so it is, somehow I am blind, would explain my poor reading skills...
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>>26021237
We should hit the Armory complex first as that'll cripple their defensive positions. There November can rig the securities system to our favor as well.
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>>26021294
Should we go after the assassin since he is probably the most dangerous of the lot?
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>>26021342
That would make sense, especially if he got wind of what was happening and tried to get a hostage
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>>26021325
Vernon, lock the Armory down or set an Irradiation nade.
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>>26021273
Quanah Antinanco has no combat experience and is extremely manipulative. She will likely be the least defended.

Vernon Otis is responsible for most combat operations of the cartel. He will have significant training as an assassin, however due to the nature of the organization will not be prepared to engage in a stand up firefight. He will use deceit.

Don Javelito is an ex-Confederacy Goliath operator. He will have basic combat skills.

Guards are posted at entrances to the compounds, and patrol the interior. For the most part the targets will be solitary with the possible exception of Don Javelito.
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>>26021289
This mission is already being recorded, Delta Phoenix.
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Tactical Notice: The guards are already on alert. Destroying the armory stockpile will not hinder combat effectiveness at this time.
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>>26021355
Yeah, go after the assassin. He'll be the one who can end our operations fast.

I'm going to bet that someone will want to take Quanah with us.
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>>26021355
We take the assassin. Avoid his deceit by shooting first. Same with Quanah. May want Charlie to snipe the Don
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Select initial deployment:


>1 Quanah Antinanco: Office and library complex.
>2 Vernon Otis: Armory complex.
>3 Don Javelito: Main living quarters.
>4 Enrique's Son: Prisoner holding complex.
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>>26021403
>2
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>>26021377
From the the info we got from the gunslinger, do they have internal cameras/security turrets?
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>>26021377
but it will deal with the assassin, the most combat capable, and serve as a nice distraction while we go for the others
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>>26021403
>2
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>>26021403
>2
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Let's start with Quanah, work our way through Vernon and go to the Don. The don will be checked on the most - being found dead will result in an immediate alarm.
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>>26021237

Split up, take out the targets simultaneously, don't raise attention.

November: Abduct Quanah for interrogation.
Whiskey, Charlie: Eliminate Vernon
Delta: Eliminate Don.
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>>26021355
Alright then here's my suggested positioning
>1st Target: Vernon Otis
>2nd: Don Javelito
>3rd: Quanah Antinanco
>4th Child

The reason for these choices are pretty easy to explain. Taking care of the assassin helps ensure he doesn't try to take a hostage to save himself, if he doesn't just outright run

Don because, well, he's combat focused. Easier to kill him if he's not in a Goliath.

Quanah because she's the last to take care of

And finally the kid because, in the chaos, why would they focus on guarding a child when there is an assassin to find?
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>>26021403
>2
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Rolled 16

>>26021308
Hide him in a crate or something. Hell even a restroom stall is good enough. Who the fuck checks a restroom stall during an attack?

>>26021313
The gunslinger is most suspected because he had intimate knowledge of this compound and tried to steal his shit from him and the compound has the kid he does care deeply about
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>>26021403
>2
>3
>1
>4
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>>26021413
They have internal cameras that cannot detect you and security turrets that must be manually activated, but will be unable to target you without sensors.
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>>26021403
>2
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>>26021403
>2
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>>26021403
>4
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>>26021403
>2
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>>26021425
I advise against splitting your forces at this time, Commander.
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>>26021462
>>26021460
>>26021459
>>26021457
>Looks up
Shit, voted wrong it seems...
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>>26021468
yeah, splitting the party never ends well
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>>26021468
We keep everyone together to eliminate the assassin, and the boss, then we can split to get the counselor and the kid
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>>26021432
good call
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>>26021468
>2
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>>26021403
>2
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Rather than straight up destroying the armory, could we rig up some remote explosives? That way, If things start to go to hell, we can det the Armory creating a rather good distraction...
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>>26021483
Worked well for Freddie
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You decide to head for the big target first. Without the head the body will fall, or something to that effect.

The main compound, his house really, is heavily patrolled. That might have meant something to you if any of them could see your team. You scale the walls and enter the overly extravagant house. As expected the guards are few and far between.

You reach the stairs and follow your HUD to his office. sure enough, he's working at one of the desks, writing some sort of paper. He has no idea you're here.

>Make it look like an accident.
>Take the shot and move on.
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>>26021673
Just shoot him and fucking get this over with
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>>26021673
do we have something other than our combat knife that would be silent?
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>>26021673
>Make it look like an accident.
mainly to keep the sound down
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>>26021673
>Take the shot and move on.
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>>26021704
You can use your psionic strength.
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>>26021673
>>Take the shot and move on.
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>>26021673
We have silencers right? What are some options for accidents?

I think I'm in favor of just gunning it for now. We need to move fast before the alarms get louder.
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>>26021673
Someone like that is bound to have some kind of contingency. Best to take him from afar.
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>>26021720
Your original sidearm had a silencer but it was lost.

Your team has silenced sidearms.
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>>26021673
wait, I thought we voted for the Armory.

what's happening.
did i fail 1st grade?
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>>26021755

Charlie, take the shot.
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>>26021755
Then they would need to take the shot, if we shoot em.
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>>26021712
can we use psionic reflexes to snap his neck super fast?
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>>26021769
we did. I don't get it either.
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>>26021769
>>26021792
big target as in most dangerous?
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>>26021769
((Someone suggested it as the 2nd option and I read that instead of my post.

This is why you don't use my own conventions against me.

It doesn't matter you want to kill this guy first anyway.))
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Alright, let Charlie take the shot. She IS our sniper after all.
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>>26021814
right then, lets be silent about this
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It needs to be an accident. It's a little more risky, but he's alone and we're freakishly strong. If he's discovered dead of a terminal case of lead poisoning the compound will immediately go on alert.
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>>26021838
Radaeth voted for it! I vote for anything else at all!
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You signal to Charlie. She takes the shot. Don Javelito is dead. No difficulties, no hidden triggers, no secret alarms.

You and your team make for your next objective.

>1 Quanah Antinanco: Office and library complex.
>2 Vernon Otis: Armory complex.
>3 Enrique's Son: Prisoner holding complex.
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>>26021896
>2
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>>26021896
>2
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>>26021896
>2
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>>26021896
>2
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>>26021896
>2
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>>26021896
>2
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Otis next since he is the guy they will turn to for leadership once they discover the Don is dead.
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>>26021896
Now that's rolling a 100 ladies and gents
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>>26021896
>2
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>>26021896
>2
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>>26021896
>2
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Exiting the house compound proves just as simple. The guards are focused on the train so your team has no problem transversing the grounds. As you reach the door November is able to hack it open in seconds, and your team moves in.

The armory is fairly simple. It's mostly small arms, pistols, rifles, and the occasional CMC. A few explosives litter the tables. A C-10 with a silencer is on one of the work benches, and that's when you notice Otis step into the room.

Otis is an older gentleman, with long, gray hair and rotting teeth. His thin figure reminds you of a skeleton.

He stops. Then sniffs the air. It's almost as though he senses something amiss.

>"Enrique? That you? If it is you done a baaaad thing, Enrique. They're takin' the boy."

>Take the shot.
>Make it look like an accident.
>Try to acquire more information.
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>>26022056
>Try to acquire more information.
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Rolled 86

>>26022056
Just shoot

Quicker we are the better our chances in getting out
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>>26022056
>Try to acquire more information.

Read his mind. See if he's bluffing.
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>>26022056
Probe his mind
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>>26022056
Try to acquire more information.
What's this business about Enrique?

If he has psi shields up, we should just shoot him.
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>>26022056
>Take the shot
Alright so we might go for the boy right after this...
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>>26022098
You scan his mind. It's difficult, but you determine that the Don thought Enrique was responsible, and had Otis and Quanah prepare to move him somewhere else.
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Can November hack into the security network and get access to the cameras to see if the boy is still on-site?
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>>26022155
But Otis doesn't know? In that case, we should probably end him.
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Also take the shot. No need to give this fucker a chance to alert anyone else.
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>>26022179
Hacking the cameras would be time consuming.
Checking the Cameras would also be time consuming.

It is possible to assign November to this task while your team continues to complete it's objectives.
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>>26022155
Kill him, we can interrogate Quana later
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>>26022203
Affirmative.
November is the tech expert after all.
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>>26022190
He has some ideas but doesn't know for sure. There are several compounds owned by the Cartel.

I have uploaded them to your HUD and will recall them if necessary, Commander.
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>>26022203
Do so.
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Current consensus.
>Kill Otis.
>Have November determine location of Quanah and Enrique's son.
>Remainder of Phoenix Team moves to intercept.
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We should just kill Otis, take the silencer then we can interrogate Quanah due to lack of any military training, thusly likely to be more... forthcoming with information...
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Rolled 65

>>26022283
Yeah okay
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>>26022283
Yes.
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>>26022283
>Y
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>>26022283
confirmed
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>>26022283
Yes.

Be aware that Queena is most likely to hold the boy hostage to buy her own life. I almost expect a deadsman switch.
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>>26022283
>Y
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Quanah I mean.
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We seriously need to get ourselves some sort of tranq or paralytic darts.
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Charlie grants Otis a few bullets into his chest. He slumps back against the wall, then to the ground, coughing and hacking blood as he does.

>"I got wood... man... why do I got wood...?"

>"November, hack into the local security network. Find our targets."

>"Aye aye, cap'n!"

You make for the last known location o your final target. The library complex is several stories tall, and that's when you notice the dropship on top. If you had to guess it'll be leaving soon.

>Scale the building, try to get to it in time.
>Order the Valkyrie in for a pursuit.
>Order the Hercules in for a pursuit.
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>>26022402
Scale the building. Worst case scenario, we can swing for it and try another "Windscreen entry".
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>>26022402
>>Scale the building, try to get to it in time.

but also
>Order the Valkyrie in for a pursuit.

incase we need it
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>>26022283
Confirm.
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>Scale the building, try to get to it in time.
>Order the Valkyrie in for a pursuit.
Both

... actually did we order missiles for that valkyrie?
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>>26022402
>Scale the building, try to get to it in time.
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>>26022402
>Got wood
wot
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>>26022402
>"I got wood... man... why do I got wood...?"
l-lewd
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>>26022449
The Valkyrie was outfitted with missiles while on the Daluke.
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>>26022402
Scale the building.
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>>26022402

Scale the building, If we get there quick enough, we can use Lockdown on it, which would give us some extra time.

Also, Do we have any explosives on us? I recall that we had been carrying some in the beginning.... do we still have them?
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>>26022472
Just double checking.
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>>26022457
>>26022459
((http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leJDLuAMOeU

It's like none of you played hitman.))
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>>26022449
How much you wanna bet that Enrique's kid is on the dropship?
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>>26022478
You have D-8 charges available, Commander.
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>>26022402
>"I got wood... man... why do I got wood...?"

I remember that level.... had to shut off the steam valve, and crawl under the machinery to silent assassin him....

Where is Limpdick Larry?
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>>26022485
haven't, actually
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>>26022402
>I got wood man, why do I got wood?
Man, Adjutant...Hitman to be precise.

Also, Valkyrie if we fail to catch up in time
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Since they are expecting the Dropship to leave, we could take it as our exfiltration transport...

Alternatively, we could plant the explosives in it, have it take off, then blow it up to create a distraction...

Or we could just kill our target, rescue hostage and leave...
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Registering possible consensus.
>Scale building, attempt to reach dropship in time.
>Have Valkyrie intercept target.

>Y/N?
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>>26022583
>Y
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>>26022583
>Y
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>>26022583
>Y
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>>26022583
>Y
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>>26022583
>Y
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>>26022583
>Y
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You sprint at the building full speed. If he was right the child hostage is likely on that transport.

>"Delta Phoenix to Hercules Actual. Dispatch Valkyrie to my coordinates and await further instructions."

You climb the side of the building, one floor at a time, and leave your team behind in the dust. Your anger rises, and you reach the top just as the ship is departing. In a single leap you grab the landing gear and the dropship flies over the compound.

>"Oi, Delta. Tha' wee laddie an' our target are on that ship. Yer own yer own though lass. We lot'll make our own extraction."

You hang on tight. Before long you're easily several hundred feet above the surface and cruising. Sensors indicate that it'll take 15 seconds for the ship to reach the ground in freefall.

>Disable the exterior engines.
>Attempt to board the dropship.
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>>26022673
>Attempt to board the dropship.
We gotta get the kid out and safe.
If we just crash it, we there goes our chances of recruiting a bitchin' gunslinger.
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>>26022673
>Attempt to board
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>>26022673
>Attempt to board the dropship.
Ladies, prepare to be boarded again and again.
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>>26022673
Just because I can't remember, do we know how to pilot a dropship?
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>>26022673
>Attempt to Board
No way I'm turning off the engines mid flight!
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>>26022723
You know how to pilot a Dropship, Commander.
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>>26022673
>>Attempt to board the dropship.
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>>26022673

Board the Ship, incapacitate our target as things seem to be more than they seem, so why not get the news straight from the horses mouth, then we take over the ship and return to the Daluke.
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>Attempt to board the dropship.
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>>26022673
>Attempt to board.
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You shuffle along to the read entry door and grab hold. The wrist-mounted computer connects to the door and hacks it open.

An older woman sits at one of the seats with the child. They booth look to the door as it opens. There is no one else visible in the compartment.

>"You have learned some new tricks, mi'jo."

Your stealth fades and you stand before the two of them.

>"I am not Enrique. I am, however, here for his son and your life."

The old woman stands.

>"Then there is something you must know. This boy is as much my blood as he is Enrique's. And I will not see him left alone to that Bandito."

You probe her mind as well as the child's. Although Enrique doesn't know it, everything is suddenly related. She is not just Javelito's advisor, she is his mother. The boy, Pedro, lost his mother, Javelito's sister, to corrupt marshals. After she romanced Enrique to learn his weakness, which was used to effectively defeat and enslave him.

What do you do, Phoenix?
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>>26022890
Fine, she can come along. But we're knocking her out first.
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>>26022890
Then I will take you to him along with the boy. You two can discuss your futures together.
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>>26022890
What's the bounty on her head again?
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Rolled 7

>>26022890
Enrique is gone so he'll understand that you can't separate a mom from her child
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>>26022943
She is wanted at the price of 200,000 credits.
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>>26022890
looks like we're reuniting a family, explain that Enrique is no longer in the employ of the locals and we're likely to hire him on, offer her a place on our ship with Enrique and the kid

heres hoping we can get another dropship out of this
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>>26022949
It is technically his grandmother, Commander.
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>>26022962
what are the bounties of the ones we killed?
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>>26022951
how feasible is faking her death and claiming the bounty?
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>>26022890

We can keep her alive, provided she gives us information on that coup that was being discussed by Scarmaster's people. And access to the Don's accounts.
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>>26022890
....Damn it, I should've seen this one coming

Right...um, let's ask her a few things. Like, for instance, what is she offering the boy that's better then what his dad offers.
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>>26022999
Honestly they are both criminals, one is with organized crime, the other isn't.
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>>26022999
let's ask her that after we've KO'd her and taken the ship back to the Daluke
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>>26022890
we need to explain that that bandito is no longer a bandito and there is a place on our ship for all of them
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As you consider your options, the woman continues.

>"For so many years my Son fought the corrupt governor Lakas. He lost everything. His father's company, his sister, his wife, his child. He had to resort to criminals to fight. But... I feel he won't be fighting any more, will he?"

>"No. He won't."

The woman's overwhelmed with sadness. It's difficult to force the feeling out of yourself.

>"Ay, dios mio."
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>>26022999
You do not need to ask. She knows his father means well, but his lifestyle is not suited to raising a small boy.
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>>26023020
"So the coup was to rid this world of corruption? What would you say to hiring a few rogue Ghosts to do the job instead?"
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>>26022890
Kill her, take the boy to bandito
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>>26023020
might want further explain Enriques situation and our plans regarding securing his employment
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>>26023020
We should give her a place on our ship and deal with Lakas ourselves.
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Rolled 100

>>26023020
How about we help her create a coup in the government
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>>26023057
Commander, tactical deployments previous to this mission suggest that our prioritization of underage personnel is to assign them to noncombat duties or assign them with their families to planetside facilities.
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>>26023020
"Make your best offer"
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>>26023048
No.
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>>26023063
pity in this quest the QM rolls the dice.
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>>26023020
I have half a mind to put the kid into a foster home but...ahh, I say knock her out and take control of the vehicle. May as well turn her in, but no need to kill her in front of her grandson.
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>>26023068
once we deal with this Lakas douche, enrique & his family could look after our planetside holdings
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>>26023068
This then. Give 'em a taste of Murica.

wait can we do the coup and control the government. I always wanted a real place for ourselves
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What are her plans for the immediate future? She's taking the dropships somewhere. Where did she intend to go? We could offer her shelter on Murica or elsewhere, if she provides us information on Lakas' criminal activity. Who were they planning to replace Lakas with?
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>>26023094
well, we're getting our bounties from Lakas are we not? and he is looking pretty corrupt, how about we get them out of danger, aboard our ship for the time being, then go to 'claim' the bounties, and take our Lakas and his cronies, and take the bounties
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>>26023110
She was retreating to a cartel compound that is heavily fortified.

She was attempting to fleet to prevent her grandson from being taken by Enrique.

They were planning to replace Lakas with Don Javelito.
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>>26023137
Bounties are transferred electronically.
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>>26023141
the Don is dead, and I'm assuming before we leave this planet, so will be Lakas, what does she think of a third option, us or one of our people taking over?
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Ask what would happen if Lakas would suddenly suffer a fatal accident.
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>>26023141
We take them to the ship and we meet up with Enrique. then we get to debate who gets custody.
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>>26023154
all we would need is some DNA evidence to claim it, like we did with scarmaster, thats easily achieved without killing her or handing her over
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Commander, I have several solutions available for your consideration.

>Allow Quanha to take the child to cartel compounds, fake her death, and allow you to collect the bounty while you investigate governmental corruption.

>Take her into your custody aboard the Daluke while you investigate governmental corruption.

>Eliminate the target as per original objective parameters.
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>>26023182

The mission is being recorded. We'd need to edit the recordings as well.
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>Take her into your custody aboard the Daluke while you investigate governmental corruption.

I think this is our best option right now.
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>>26023193
>Take her into custody and fake her death and investigate.
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>>26023193
>>Take her into your custody aboard the Daluke while you investigate governmental corruption.
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>>26023167
It is extremely likely that the general public will object to any outsiders being appointed by military force.

I suggest using democratic elections in this scenario, commander.
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>>26023193
>Take her into your custody aboard the Daluke while you investigate governmental corruption.

This sounds good. We can also recruit Enrique in the fight in the meantime.
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>>26023194
Recordings are not submitted to the bounty hunter authority on this planet, Commander.
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>>26023221
Enrique for El Presidente?

>>26023193
>Take her into your custody aboard the Daluke while you investigate governmental corruption.
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>>26023193
Oooh, I vote for the first one!
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>>26023193
>>Take her into your custody aboard the Daluke while you investigate governmental corruption.

Also, take the dropship. Another dropship is always good to have.
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>>26023193
could we combine the first and second, fake her death using the dropship we're in, and take them to the Daluke with our Valkyrie?
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>>26023300
sounds like a plan
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>"Delta Phoenix is the Valkyrie one. I am alongside your vessel and awaiting orders."

You look to the woman.

>"You and your grandson will remain aboard the Daluke until I can validate exactly what Lakas is up to. Land the ship."

The dropship lands in the desert, several of your marines disembark from the Valkyrie and take them onboard. You board the captured dropship and prepare to rendezvous with your escaped squad.
>Loading...
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You enter the office with your squad. The same Sheriff sits behind the desk in full CMC, chewing on her cigar.

>"Don't need to claim bounties in person, already got your reports and you already got paid for the ones you got. Shame Quanha got away though-"

>"Not quite. I need to ask you some questions, Sheriff."

The woman leans back in her seat and shoots you a curious look.

>"Well go ahead."
>"How well do you know Governor Lakas?"
>"Huh. Well can't say I know much about him except he's done a great deal to fight crime around these parts."
>"No claims of corruption, rigged votes, anything like that?"

She leans forward, her gauntlets lean heavy on the counter in front of her.

>"Nothin'. Like that."

The entire conversation was just a distraction as you read her mind. The local militia are effectively secret police, drug runners, and extortionists. He used them to monopolize the starports and shipyards, all of which he now owns, some of which were previously owned by the Javelito family, who fought at every turn to keep him from gaining control.

>"Anythin' else I can help you with?"

Commander, I have received a priority message from the Hercules. Your ships are being detained at the starport by local authorities. Your crew is requesting orders.
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>>26023545
from what we gained form her mind, which side is the sheriff on?
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>>26023599
Not yours, Commander.
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>>26023545
Evade and escape
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>>26023545
what are they being detained for?
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>>26023614
right then, I think we should make it clear to her that if she attempts to act against us or our forces in whats coming, it won't end well for her

other than that, i think its time to go punch some local authorities at the starport
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>>26023545
So they're all secretly criminals huh?
Welp, sounds like it's time to bust some faces up.
Tell our crew to prevent them from taking control of the ship. If they can, get to orbit before any defenses can come online, we'll meet up with them later...we have a few things to take care of first. Namely, this mariness.

Simply smile and tell her that she is a terrible liar.
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>>26023625
>"Nrrrraauuuhh!"
>"Chewy, keep it down! We're not even airborne! Sir, they say we've been selected for a random contraband search and we can't leave the port until they've cleared us."
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>>26023545

Play along for now. Take our leave of the Sheriff and return to our ships. A tactical meeting is required. Do we stay and help rid this world of it's corruption, do we kill the current leadership and nothing else or do we just leave the planet to it's own devices.
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...why the fuck do we care if this shit-ass planet is owned by a corrupt government?
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>>26023638
ill second this, our ship can stay where it is and tell our forces on it to not let them attempt to board it
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>>26023651
because if we get rid of it, and the ones that take over are thankful for it, we gain allies who can provide equipment and units for us
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>>26023639
I'm sure their trusty ship has some compartments that can hide people as well as contraband.
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>>26023651
because we wants it
do you not want to have a planet?
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>>26023660
>>26023670
>Ghosts, toppling corrupt governments and taking over planets
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>>26023678
well I mean, that was our day job working for the dominion
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>>26023660
>>26023670
The problem with this 'plan' is that we just killed the guy who was best placed to take over. All this talk about giving Enrique the planet is a load of bullshit. All he is is some random badass gunslinger, which does not imply the skill, will, or experience to handle governing a planet assuming he even agrees.

I also don't see why we need a planet. We have the Daluke, a example of the most powerful battlecruiser in operation. We also have Murric in our debt, a planet that is much better off than this shithole.

So, again, why the hell are we bothering with this corruption shit?
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>>26023651
because this shit ass planet has loads of stuff we want, like starports and ships

all of which we get a lot easier if we have friendlies who are loyal to us in charge of it
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>>26023545
Clearly this can all be cleared up by making it known that we intend to purchase some nice things from their starports and that if we chose to continue to buy from them they could just ignore the contraband inspection.
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>>26023699
>nofun.jpg
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>>26023699
Look at it this way. If nothing else, we'll either get money, Starports, or maybe even a gunslinger outta this.

There are a couple of things to gain. Doesn't mean we'll get them all. Doesn't mean we'll get any of them...but that's why we're trying.
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>>26023639

Leave the sheriff's office, get to the starport, and ask to see whoever ordered the contraband search.
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>>26023701
>>26023735
So to get a better price on schematics, we're going to try and establish a puppet regime? Why don't we just try blackmail or something then?
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Thank the sheriff for her time. Tell Solo to cooperate for now but have the marines prepare to repel boarder should we need it.
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>>26023754
It's a little late, considering mainly that they think we're onto them now, and don't plan on letting us go, I assume. I'm betting they'll try to plant drugs or something.
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>>26023760
Commander, if I may.
>Order Solo to allow boarders.
>Tell marines to repel boarders.

This may be seen as a hostile course of action.
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>>26023786
>Tell Marines to repel
We're far better equipped then these backworlders, I assume Adjutant?
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>>26023786
>>Order Solo to allow boarders.
well, worked in starwars...
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>>26023786

Just stall them until we get there.
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>>26023786
Adjutant I forgot

What do we exactly have in the cargo?
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What I mean is allow the inspection but have our marines quietly get ready to evict them should worst come to worst and they attempt to pirate our ship./
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>>26023793
We are also outnumbered by 8 marines to an entire planetary defense force, Commander.
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>>26023545
All we really need is to work out a "deal" with the sheriff. We make sure to drop by every once in awhile to buy from their starports and they knock off the random contraband searches for a regular customer.
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Rolled 18

>>26023821
they're not checking for cargo, they're checking for the kid and his grandma
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>>26023837
It is only 2% likely that the contraband search is random, Commander.
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Unless we want to lose the Hercules and everyone on it, we're going to have to cooperate with this charade. It'll probably end up with us getting an 'offer we cannot refuse' from the governor.

Remember that we don't have the Daluke with us, so we're on our own.
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>>26023836
Well we're not going to try and storm the station, are we? Just push them off the ship and take off.
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>>26023836
we'll only have them pull guns when they decide to take the kid and the lady away.
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This place is known for its starports... any hostile action is going to be met with space ships of unknown quantity... so cooperate for now.
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>>26023786

Whatever we do, don't fucking shoot anyone. When we scanned the sheriff's mind, did we pick up what the "contraband" they're looking for is? I mean, the kid and woman aren't on that ship, are they? What else could they be looking for?
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Also have Solo hide the lady and the kid in the best smugglers compartment he has on the ship.
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Guys!

The 'contraband search' is a bunch of bullshit. All they want is an excuse to arrest us. They'll search the ship, plant something, then 'find' it and try to put us in shackles.

We don't have the kid and grandma on the Hercules, those two are safe aboard a Valkyrie.
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>>26023878
The sheriff is not aware of the search at this time.
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>>26023906
They are detaining all ships planetside and ordering a search of them, including the Valkyrie.
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>>26023906
hence the preperation of the marines.
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>>26023909

So it wasn't related to our asking questions about the governor. That means they were planning to fuck us over from the start.
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just a heads up, threads currently on page 7, heading for the end of the board, may want to make a new thread soon
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>>26023943
((I might just end it here, actually, and have the next one start with you returning to the ship.))
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What do you suggest we do then? Fleeing will give them a excuse to try and shoot us down. I think the best bet is to bluff. We don't have the lady you are looking for.
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>>26023920
Oh. I do not believe that was adequately explained. Is there anything else we need to know? Like if the Valkyrie is in a position to refuse and fly away? And what the consequences of refusing the search are?
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>>26023980
You are on a planet with industrial shipyards, in a spaceport with multiple anti-air installations.

Running is extremely dangerous.
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>>26023958
Aw. Happy you've returned all the same Adjutant.
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>>26023980
I say we allow the search but only when we are present, then we can deal with it in person better
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>>26023988
That doesn't answer my question. When we last saw the Valk it was picking us up in the middle of nowhere. If it's still around there, then it should be able to escape just fine and return to the Daluke. Otherwise if it IS in a place under cover of AA batteries, then we're just going to have to take our lumps.
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>>26024020
im assuming we landed at the nearest landing pad at a starport, with the sheriff being nearby
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>>26023988

Can November tap into their defense network and deactivate or reprogram the AA? As a last-ditch measure, I don't want to do this until we actually have to.

Also, I thought the Valkyrie landed in the desert. How do they know where it is? Are they searching the dropship we captured as well?
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>>26023988
I'm getting the feeling we shouldn't try to topple the government right now. I rather like our ships and men not being filled full of holes.
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>"You and your grandson will remain aboard the Daluke until I can validate exactly what Lakas is up to. Land the ship."

>The dropship lands in the desert, several of your marines disembark from the Valkyrie and take them onboard. You board the captured dropship and prepare to rendezvous with your escaped squad.

The Valkyrie should be somewhere on its way to the Daluke by this. We currently have the dropship nearby.
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>>26024020
Valkyrie picked your hostages up and went back to the spaceport. You stole a shiny new dropship and headed for the Sheriff's office to investigate this corruption, Commander.

>>26024030
It is possible for him to open a window to AA, but not orbital and ship-based defenses, which are numerous.
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>>26024069
Right so this place is waaaay better equipped then I was picturing in my head.

Screw fighting it I guess, and let's just go along with it.
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>>26024069
Wonderful.

Alright, NO LUBE BOYS. THEY'RE GOING IN.

Let's cooperate and see how far this goes. In the future, we might want to consider not blatantly being a rogue ghost.
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>>26024069

...why did it go back to the spaceport and not the Daluke?
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>>26024131
The Daluke is pretty far away to go without an escort. Besides, they probably hailed them and told them to land by order of blah blah blah corrupt government.
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>>26024131
It needs fuel before a very long trip.

Kind of like a car.

You know how cars work, right anon?
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I'm kinda curious on to what exactly they want us for.

Is it to NOT pay us for the assassinations? If the woman was typical it was a lot of dosh... but seizing the people you hire for jobs isn't exactly good business sense.

The kid and the woman? We didn't tell the government squat about her. Why would they immediately jump to the conclusion we were harboring her after killing her boss and son?

It couldn't because of us questioning the sheriff... we just started. The entire corrupt government would have to be a collective mind to do something like that.
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>>26024211
its pretty clear they don't know about Quanha and the kid, it seems like they realise how good we are, and want to strong arm us into working for them, which will not end well for them
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>>26024211

Since they planned to stop and search us before the end of the op, I think the most likely conclusion is that they don't want to pay us, or want to blackmail us into doing another mission for free.
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>>26024236
>>26024239
definately a possibility.
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>>26024196
we need to give every vehicle we have a nuclear reactor to run it

also, glad to see this continuing, thanks for running it Adjutant
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((Alright I'm taking off.

I dunno if I'll do a thread tomorrow cuz it's monday and I have to do work stuff.

Remember to upvote the thread in the archives.))
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>>26024305
ok, thanks for having us. You will let us know on twitter, won't you?
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>>26024305
night, Adjy. thanks for running.
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>>26024305
Farewell then Adjutant.
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>>26024317
((I'll let you know.))
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>>26024356
I don't mind waiting, for the record. The quest runs best when you're into it too


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