EPISODE 3: 'Dish Duty'ON THE LAST EPISODE: Harutora Daisuke examined his new workplace, and co-workers. Then he got called out to do some living room redecoration with a disgruntled maid. Negotiations ended badly when Okiku rejected the normally known method of exorcising her, and began to express her opinions physically. Daisuke, and his group, eventually reached an agreement with them receiving concussions, lacerations, and 1st degree burns, and Okiku was forcibly relocated to the containment unit.* * * * * *It's been a few days since your encounter with Okiku, and work's been light. Personally you view that as a good thing, you only just removed the stitches from getting speared in the Okiku fight. Some light work doing scans in clean houses, and birthday parties is more than enough for you.You've learned a few things though:1) The building, YOMI-1, and most of the start up fee for the franchise is thanks to Kawasagi Sakura AKA 'Star.' She got the most of her Uncle's inheritance, and this is what she's used it on.2) Marunishi Akira's got a horse named Musashi tied up in the back of the factory. Tell no one.3) Fumihito Sato still has his classic American comic book collection, anything with Jack Kirby's name on it is his. If it wasn't for the fact that every single one of them was in 'Fair' condition, at best, they'd be an impressive haul.4) Tamotsu Sana, your 'Operations Manager' is a struggling actress who lives with her hikikomori family. (Seriously, she's the only one who's gone outside in months.) She's been an extra in a few commercials, but she hasn't had much luck further than that.(cont)
>>281631025) Sachiko continues to shoot arrows into your sign and door, complete with condemnation letters. It turns out though, that apart from one meeting with her briefly when the other three opened shop, no one's talked to the trigger-happy miko. She's locked up in her temple and people come to see her, and she's never let the GBs in.6) Your parents still aren't talking to you, and now they're also mad that you've joined the Ghostbusters.7) Dr. Griffin is going to be leaving in a week, satisfied that all the GB tech is up and not going to explode and unleash Hell or Widespread Destruction.So, it's a bright new day and you can bend without wincing in pain again. What would you like to do?> Hang out with a Co-Worker Sato/Akira/Star/Sana/Dr. Griffin> Try to breach Sachiko's fortress> Try and call the folks> Other
>>28163110Hang out with Star.Maybe we can find out why she's obsesses with the 80s even though she's barely old enough to live through them.
>>28163110Let's fiddle with that phone thing we got on our first mission, see how cool it is.
>>28163584Might as well see if it's actually possessed, or just a free phone.
>>28163110>satisfied that all the GB tech is up and not going to explode and unleash Hell or Widespread Destruction.It really sucks that all we can do is bottle up ghosts in containment units.In no time at all we'll have yet another apocalypse bomb to sit on, because that's always what happens when the New York one gets shut down. A god forms and all holy hell is unleashed and it's a huge mess every time.In theory there is a way we can prevent this and help the ghosts. . .though there are merits of it to be debated.
>>28163800Some ghosts are able to move on?But yeah, maybe if we got Sachiko on our side she could actually exorcism ghosts to the afterlife?
>>28163843>Some ghosts are able to move on?Very VERY few, but all the ones we keep locked up stay there.>maybe if we got Sachiko on our side she could actually exorcism ghosts to the afterlife?That seems overtly complicated, infeasible for the sheer bulk, on top of getting Sachiko on our side. . .No, I was thinking manually sending them off. . .via nuclear disintegration.Here me out, I think it is unethical for us to continually deny these lost soul(s) (because you better believe some of these powerful ghosts have eaten up others) the afterlife and keep them locked up. If we can disintegrate the negative particles and evil emotions that bind there soul to this plane. It would be in our interest and there's to put them our of their misery for good and send them off.The dead need to die, it is unnatural and wrong for them to stay under any condition, let alone locked up in an apocalypse box.
>>28163688>>28163584You stay in your room and turn on the Chyme that you got from the haunted karaoke parlor. The screen turns on and a little tone plays as you see the Chyme logo come on the screen.This thing is pretty sweet for a first generation MP3 player. It's close to the size equivalent of an 80's cell phone, but still...free MP3 player.Although it's hard to say that it's yours. Particularly when you can see the skirt of the dead girl (whom you named Yurei) slightly sticking out from the side. She's badly hiding from you.It also looks like she queued up Rush's Moving Pictures to be played next.> Talk to her> Dunk the thing in Positive-Slime> Throw it in the containment field> Wipe memory> Get the others> Other
>>28163889For all we know that could just destroy souls?Plus very very expensive.I'd say magic is definitely the way to go.
>>28163925Well if magic is more reliable than a good old fashioned nuclear reactor (and from experience it often isn't) and would be cost effective for hundreds of thousands of souls, be my guest.When a soul dissipates that IS sending them off to the afterlife, that's what happened to Yurei. Her soul was no longer bound to the material realm in any way, and "moved on".
>>28163920Interesting taste in music.Let's give it a listen.
>>28163962...Scroll up a little?
>>28163925>Plus very very expensive.Not really, since we already have access to radioactive isotopes. Plus we can give the city our concerns and ask to use existing nuclear facilities.Anyway, this is something we'll bring up later on.
>>28164011Well, she didn't move on but you get the point.Any soul that still is tied to this world in anyway, has not moved on.
>>28163920Let's just chill and listen. If Yurei is in there, she'll come out.She obviously stayed for a reason if she did.
>>28164033Do we even know if ghosts CAN move on?
>>28163920My goodness, we have a slimer, a suicidal bullied teenage girl slimer.>Talk to her
>>28164107She's hardly suicidal NOW.It's a bit late for that.Also I wonder if this means we won't have to charge it?
>>28164084>Do we even know if ghosts CAN move on?In the cartoon at least, several episodes showed them doing so. From the cowboy GB's words, he's seen a few as well.The exceptions seem to be godlike beings. In the films and games each time Gozer was destroyed her essence was sent back to her realm. However, Ivo Shandor became a god and was destroyed by a nuclear blast (total protonic reversal), but probably because he was a human soul to begin with.Entities can also imprint themselves onto objects before returning to the material realm, such as Vigo imprinting on the portrait. Perhaps the real Yurei did move on and imprinted her personality on the machine. Or perhaps that really is her soul and she chose to stay (for whatever unkown reason). Who knows.The implication that ghosts can't move on, is an implication that souls can't move on. And that's a can of worms for anyone's views on the afterlife.
>>28163920Listen to it/talk to it
>>28163920Talk to her, yo.
>>28164349>>28164286Maybe she'll talk through the music or something?Be chill.
>>28164372That's what I'm thinking.Just chill, and she'll come out.
Yeah, just check out the device and the music. If she wants to come out she will.
>>28164107>>28164062>>28163992You shrug, pop in your earbuds and let the 80's rock wash over you. This isn't as hard as it is, Star's been playing Rush tapes in YOMI-1 as well. (You have learned that even though Akira can cause Gravity to pause, the van is Star's so Star decides what everyone hears. She's implying that it's going to be an early 'They Might Be Giants' week next.The song ends, and another one stars up. It's some pop song from the 90s, you think that this is the voice that one of the older vocaloids is based off of, but you don't remember her name.Yurei comes out onto the screen and starts to sing along. She's good. Gets a nice harmony with the recording as well."Hello Yurei." You say. "I thought you had passed on."She starts and gives you a sheepish grin. Then she makes a little 'oops' shrug."Don't you want to?" You ask.She nods."Well, we found and gave your body burial rights, the mean girls were busted, and...what more do you want or need?" You ask.She opens her mouth and then tries to speak, nothing comes out. She frowns and then starts drawing letters in the air.NO WORDS DESCRIBE. SHOW EASIER.She draws a circle and makes a small pie chart with a small slice blue.She points to the beginning of the slice. DIED HERE.Then she moves her finger around the circle, passing the small slice and stopping at a little over half-way around.AM HERE NOW.She points to the small slice.CROSS-OVER ONLY HERE. MUST WAIT. UNDERSTAND?"You only get a limited amount of time to cross over after you die, and if you miss it you have to wait until your window comes up again?" You ask.She nods.THINK SO. NICER GHOST TOLD ME."Who?"A shrug. VISITED SONGBIRD. TALKED. LEFT. WEIRD. GHOST BUT ALIVE AT SAME TIME."Huh?"She shrugs again.MAY I STAY HERE PLEASE?> Sure> Sorry, find someplace else.> I'll need to ask the others.> Other
>>28164464> SureOf course she can stay, the others were glad to see her go so they'd be concerned she hasn't. We should tell them about her plight.
>>28164464"I'll need to ask the others, but I can't see why not. Especially after you helped us on that bust."In Japan, it is incredibly impolite to outright say "no". We got this, and maybe Dr. Griffin will back us up with precedent.
>>28164464"I"m alright with it but best ask all the others and we'll have a vote."
>>28164464>I have to ask the others firstSo they don't try and bust her when the PKE meter goes haywire
>>28164603>PKE meter goes haywireIt shouldn't, she's not a very powerful entity and her essence is even more disguised in the Cymbe.The GBE's worked alongside slimer very well, and he was in full on entity form all the time.
>>28164646Yeah, they did work with Slimer quite a bit. Dr. Griffin will understand.
>>28164557"Sure,"She looks elated."BUT. We're going to ask the others first. No arguing." You say. "Don't want any accidents."She looks down and nods.You call a meeting and explain the situation to the others. Akira's a little suspicious, but Sato and Starr are okay with it. Sana doesn't care."This is not the first time that there has been a ghost in the place where we all work and live with ghosts." Dr. Griffin says in her 'best' japanese. "If Yurei wishes no bad wishes upon us and wishes to stay here then we should enjoy her wishes and welcome help as wished.""As the ancients say 'Refusing Hospitality To A Maiden Waiting For A Horse Is Asking To Get Run Over Later'...or something like that." Sato says. "I just said wishes multiple times, did I not? UGH! Why did it have to be me that arrives here?" Dr. Griffin then lapses into english with a very heavy Bronx accent and lots of slang. You have NO idea what it means."So, no one has a problem with Yurei being here?" You ask."If she sticks to her ipod th-""Chyme." Star says."Whatever. She stays inside it, we're good. She starts floating around and doing stuff...we have a problem. That a fair deal?" Akira asks Yurei.She nods."Okay. Then yeah, it's cool." Akira shrugs.THUNK.Sachiko just delivered another arrow into your door. Is it noon already?"One of these days," Akira mutters. "We're gonna open our door at the wrong time and get skewered. I say we go pre-emptive!""Bad idea, we could get sued." Sato says.THUNK(cont)
>>28164859Akira's eye twitches. "So we have to wait until AFTER we get shot by an arrow, before we can burn her temple to the ground.""Right, otherwise it's a hate crime. That's not covered by the lawyers.""But revenge is?""Yup."Akira sighs. "I'm going to see to Musashi." He walks off."Oh. My. God." Star says scooping up the Chyme. "You and me have so TOTALLY have to chat!" She walks off with Yurei."HEY! Catch." Sana throws a script at the pair of you, and Sato grabs it. "Way to go, you get to run lines with me. Come. Now."> Go after Akira> Follow Yurei and Star> Save Sato and go with Sana> Save Sato by making an excuse why the two of you need to not be here.> Assault Mt. Sachiko> Try to call the folks again.> Other
>>28164880>Attack on Miko
>>28164859>She starts floating around and doing stuff...we have a problem.Why though? It's just against ghostly nature not to float around and do stuff.Hmph. These guys don't know it's very rare you get a friendly ghost. Much less a friendly ghost WHO CAN HELP you on missions.
>>28164880> Follow Yurei and Star
>>28164880Hmm..... Assault Mt. Sachiko with the help of Sato. Make some excuse and tell her we'll help her run over her lines in private later *waggle eyebrows*.
>>28164880> Save Sato by making an excuse why the two of you need to not be here.We do not leave our friends in the cacky.
>>28164986>>28165013I am so glad that people share my sentiment.
>>28164880>Save Sato and go with SanaActing!
>>28164880>Save Sato and go with SanaOne of these days, we should get one of those modern crossbows, and send some replies back to Sachiko.Or complain to the National Shrine Registry about a rogue temple.
"Umm, actually Sana. I need Sato.""You do?""You do?""Yeah, he and I were going to try and talk to Sachiko." You say. "If you like, you and I can run lines later...maybe when it's quiet?"She blushes a little and nods. "Fine, go, try not to get an arrow in your head."You and your old friend exit the factory, and start the walk up the long flight of stone stairs to get to Sachiko's temple."Dude, what is it with you and the ladies?" Sato says with a chuckle. "I mean, you got ALL the cute girls when we were kids.""We were six! You still thought they were an evil invading alien army...and I agreed with you!" You say."You still got 'em." Sato says. "Now you got Sana and Starr batting eyelashes at you, a private ghost girlfriend, Nurse Reika of the massive...bandages...was also flirting with you." He pauses. "If Sachiko does the same, then we must be living in one of those harem cartoon shows. If that's the care, I'm sorry. I WILL kill you and bust you."You laugh. You have NO plans for women, you HAD a kinda-girlfriend back in college...but seeing as how your actions got the cheating bitch expelled as well and she broke up with you via death threat...you think it's over.You both halt at the large wooden gate and door to the miko's shrine."So...you wanna try knocking, or...what?"> Knock> Have Sato boost you up over the gate.> Kick the door down> Other
>>28165340> KnockBusting down the door, who do you think we are? Gaijin?
>>28165340Knock then dodge the inevitable arrow.
>>28165340>Knock>"We're grown men, Sato, and not in the company of anyone who should care about use using euphemisms. Besides, if this is a harem show then my ex is stalking me right now; and not cause she likes me or anything, yandere without the dere at this point. So, assassin at our back, archer ahead. Lets just knock"
"We're grown men, Sato, and not in the company of anyone who should care about use using euphemisms. Besides, if this is a harem show then my ex is stalking me right now; and not cause she likes me or anything, yandere without the dere at this point. So, assassin at our back, archer ahead. Lets just knock" You say."You take a lot of words to say a few things." Sato says as he knocks."Oh, coming from the keeper of 'The Wisdom of the Ancients.' That's rich." You say."As the Ancients say 'Never Be Afraid To Smash Your Old Friend's Nose With Your Fist In Friendship.' Or something like that." He says.You roll your eyes. The two of you just stand there for a few moments...Then a few moments more...About three minutes of waiting."Something's not right." Sato says. "She's always responded or shot something at us by now.""Maybe she's just ignoring us?" You say."She spends her free time shooting arrows at our sign and door." Sato says. "I doubt she's suddenly turned a corner and is being passive-aggressively mature about this."No, something's wrong. She could be in trouble!"Oh boy, 'Sato the Hero' has come out again. Hopefully he wont break something other than himself this time.> Let Sato think of an idea> Over> Around> Through> Other
>>28166148>Let Sato think of an idea
>>28166148OverLet's do this the old fashioned way.
>>28166148> Let Sato think of an ideaBut I wonder if this is a trick.
>>28166148>OtherHave Sato give us a boost to look over the wall. This is either a trick or she's in trouble. Most likely a trick. In fact, she's probably behind us right no-
Over the gates and through the door to Sachiko's house we go.
>>28166522>>28166355>>28166263"Cup your hands." You say. "Give me a boost.""Why shouldn't I go?""You're too important to the others." You say. "If this is a trick and you get an arrow to the head, they'll be devastated. They don't know me that well.""You WANT to be martyred?""Not ideally, but I didn't want to say I weigh less than you.""Jackass. Okay." He cups his hands and you step into them and he boost you up and over the gate's door and you land on the other side.You are not instantly filled with arrows.That's a good thing.Sachiko's shrine is like the rest of the Reject Zone. Kinda second hand and junky. It's obvious that there's a lot of care and work put into this place. But...eh...the materials are second-rate at best, and you can see the seams. Still it's got a small shrine/house a little courtyard, a VERY small koi pond that's empty of all life, save duckweed, and a self-made archery range.Roll 1d20
>>28166824You see something by the archery range. It's a lump of red and white. You realize that it's not a lump, it's a person. It's twitching slightly and making muted grunting noises.You run over, and this must be the famed Sachiko. You can tell that, even from this position, that she's decidedly tall, and keeps in great shape. Her hair's in a single long braid, and she has very nice hazel eyes. Average chest and her nose is a bit upturned, not to mention the fact that she hates you.Also, there's the fact that she's on the ground, her eyes are wide open, and her entire body seems to be twitching involuntarily. She's biting down on an arrow, lengthwise, in her mouth, and flecks of spit are flying everywhere. Her thrashing's violent enough against the ground that she has torn skin and you see little specks of blood on the dirt.This is NOT a possession. This is a, massively violent, epileptic fit.Her eyes lock on you and one hand briefly gestures into her house/shrine.> Go inside> Get Sato> Yell at Sato to go get help> Other
>>28166982Yell for Sato to go get help AND go inside for whatever she needs.
>>28166982>This is NOT a possession. This is a, massively violent, epileptic fit.I am impressed we can tell the difference.A pity her magic cannot do where medicinal science can.> Yell at Sato to go get help
>>28166982>Go insideShe's probably got an anti-convulsant medicine in the house.
>>28166982>Yell to Sato to go get help, possibly Emergency Services, she may have been having this seizure for at least one or two minutes by now. Run inside the shrine and look for something medical or herbal that she's directing us toward. You shouldn't move someone while they're having an epileptic fit.
>>28166982> Yell at Sato to go get help"SHE'S HAVING A FIT! CALL AN AMBULANCE!"
>>28167113If we can we ought to put a pillow or cushion under her head.Also, the arrow in her mouth is not a good idea. I get that she doesn't want to bite off her tongue, but splinters of wood in her mouth isn't the solution either.
>>28167113"SATO!" You yell. "GO CALL AN AMBULANCE!""What?""SACHIKO'S HAVING A SEIZURE!""WHAT?!""GO!""Right! Right!" You hear sounds of Sato taking off and (hopefully) getting cell phone reception in this place.You run inside, shrine, nothing...kitchen...nothing...toilet...nothing...bathroom...AH! Cabinet...and pill bottles...A small horde of different pills, epi-pens, and other medicine looks back at you. Fuck, how sick is she?Okay okay...your emergency response training (That you know have to thank mother for forcing you to take) tells you to not move the girl but you have NO idea what she needs to stop this.Fuck it. You grab em all and run outside. Her twitching is still pretty bad."Come on!" You say. "I have no idea what I'm doing! I need a hint!"Roll 1d20
Rolled 5>>28167233I wanna be sedated
So we're just going to forget any resentment for her lobbing arrows at us with the epilepsy empathy card aren't wea free check for anything
Just because she is a jerk doesn't mean we have to be one.
Rolled 8>>28167233She should label the important one with bold words or something.
>>28167252Nobody deserves that kind of thing happening to them. NO ONE.Basic human decency, friend.
>>28167271>>28167263Of course. It would be both wrong and out of character for us not to help her.Just saying that she might as well have burned down half the firehouse and the ghostmobile, and at this moment none of that would ever matter again.
>>28167294Oh it would still matter, but at a point where she ISN'T in danger of biting her own tongue off.
>>28167318speaking of which >>28167179 is right, you're not supposed to put anything in the mouth of someone with an epileptic seizure. But, she's the one who did it and maybe these arrows are tough so she might know what she's doing.
>>28167294Oh no, we're not letting that slide so easily.We're going to help her alright, we're not monsters. But she won't escape consequences of her actions later on.
>>28167244She makes a grab at the epi-pen. But can't reach it.Thankfully, these things have instructions, and she has a bare shoulder. You take out the epi-pen, ready it, and jab her shoulder. She makes a sound of pain. Heh. Maybe you did that a BIT too hard.Either way, the medicine has a reaction already and you see her twitching slow. You also see a bee stuck in her shoulder, the stinger still embedded in her flesh, and the insect is still alive, but stuck and wriggling.She spits out the arrow."Thank you." She says. "Mention this...kill you..." She keeps her eyes open and focuses on keeping her breathing steady. "Fuck." She says through gritted teeth. "Knew it...just...knew it. Bad hope brings...bad luck."She grabs your hand with hers, just for something she can squeeze. "You idiots...hurting area.""Well...we're not extorting them!" You say. Not sure where that came from, but it was there."Wasn't...Bribes for...police and...others. You think...Rejects...protected?" She rolls her eyes. "Pricks. Seed...bad hope...ruin others...hospice care needed...not...chance and destruction."She doesn't say anything more. Thankfully the EMTs arrive swiftly and get her onto a stretcher and into an ambulance.The six of you watch as it drives off."Huh." Sana says. "Now I feel bad about hoping that she'd drop dead.""Sana!""Well it's not like we have to still be NICE to her!"> Defend Sachiko> Try to ask if the others understand what she meant> 'Yeah, screw her'> Other
>>28167461Well shit, she's allergic to bees.
>>28167461>Try to ask if the others understand what she meantIt seems like she's a jerk, but that doesn't mean she can't have semi-good intentions.
>>28167461> Other"I can neither fully condone nor condemn her actions, as I can she has her reasons and belief behind them. However, the arrows cannot be allowed to continue. At least now we have a basis with which to communicate with her".
> Try to ask if the others understand what she meantMy guess is there is a sealed demon our youkai nearby.
>>28167461>Try to ask if the others understand what she meant.>We may want to try and talk to her again later when she's back on her feet ourselves.
>>28167461Ask if anyone else understood that. If they scoff at her warnings, I suggest we remind them that the supernatural authorities trump us when shit goes down.
>>28167461>Try to ask if the others understand what she meantIf she was the one who was paying off the police, then we might need to start making payments, or find some way to get some ghosts to haunt the police to keep them off of our backs.
>>28167461Oh boy, good old Japanese racism at it's finest. Gotta bribe the fucking cops so they don't rough up the neighbors for being foreign.
>>28167519>or find some way to get some ghosts to haunt the police to keep them off of our backs.That's unethical.She probably had to pay them off because she might not be sponsored and officialized by the PCOC, whereas we are.
>>28167551It's incredibly unethical. We're ghost busters, we don't cause hauntings (on purpose) we stop them.
>>28167551She's in Japan and she's a Shinto priestess, I think the P-COC doesn't have a leg to stand on here.I think she's keeping racist cops off the locals.
>>28167582>we stop them.If paid. Otherwise not so much.
>>28167660And they will hate our specials on proton recharging.
>>28167648>She's in Japan and she's a Shinto priestessOr at least she claims to be one. Whether or not she is legitimized by the Association of Shinto Shrines is yet to be seen.As is, this is the 21st century Tokyo, and you need papers (either white or green [blue and brown in the case of the yen]).
"Umm, she said a few things to me. Before the ambulance came." You say. "Said that the money she took from people around here wasn't extortion, it was police bribes.""What?" Star says. "That's crazy.""I dunno." Sato says. "I saw her place. It's not that fancy, unless she's the type to hide money in a bank account I don't see what she's spending it on. She doesn't even own a bike. She's always here.""Hmph. She could have TOLD us." Star says."Yeah, well she also said stuff about 'Bad hope' and 'hospice care?' Any of that make sense?" You ask.Akira groans. "Yeah, THAT she yelled at us when we opened shop. She says that we're inspiring 'bad hope' in people. The kind of hope that makes people fall for scams, or reach beyond their grasp. She's just bitter.""Sachiko said that when she first came here, she was 'like us' and tried to inspire the neighborhood. She got a hikikomori to leave his apartment, and helped him get a job, and he made friends and he THOUGHT he had a girlfriend." Star says."Girl was a nasty ko-gal. Bled him dry and tossed him away." Akira says. "Sachiko said that he couldn't take having his life and his heart broken. So there was a...train delay." He sighs, looking at Star. "And Sachiko says it was her fault for pushing him. She'd rather have everyone here slowly die peacefully than go out and fail.""It's bullshit." Star says. "She gave the fuck up, and now she can't stand to watch and see US make it!""Star." Akira says. "You know it's not that simple.""Poor Sachiko." Sato says."Still a bitch."> Side with Star> Side with Akira> Side with Sato> Side with Sana> OtherAlso roll 1d20
>>28167660Not many alternatives to paying the GB when you've got the invisible man sleeping in your bed and nothing else works.
Rolled 12>>28167721>Side with AkiraTalk
Rolled 7>>28167721Side with Sato.Also: I stand by my statement from previous thread-Japanese Culture is dark as fuck in places.
Rolled 10>>28167721"What a deep and tragic story. I don't actually care, I just thought she might have been babbling about something important."
Rolled 9>>28167721>She'd rather have everyone here slowly die peacefully than go out and fail."She has a point. Suicides are bad mojo. And bad mojo means bad psionic activity.>OtherWe have our own opinions, let's just keep them to ourselves and talk to Sachicko when she gets back.
>>28167721>Other>"Yeah...I can see how that could crush someone's spirits...I'm going to go lay down for a bit"
Rolled 4>>28167721Side with no one.
>>28167721>Other"Akira's got a point; things usually aren't as simple as that. But Star's right too. It might sound a bit heartless, but if no one goes out and even tries, then people should just hurry up and die."
>>28167787Well shit....Wait, that's after the initial three rolls....Are we okay? Please be okay.
>>28167787Damn, glad that wasn't in the first three rolls.
>>28167721>Side with Sato
>>28167721>Side with Star
"She shouldn't have just given up." You say. "But it's tough, and no one deserves that because of a bee. I was just worried that some giant THING might burst out of her sh-"Dr. Griffin has put a hand over your mouth."You are attempting to bring upon us many bad things and marshmallows?"Funny, that last part did not sound like her mixing up a word.Still, you all go back inside and sit down. Drinks are taken out, but not drank. You idly consider a few bad ideas on how to find out if Sachiko is okay or not. Then reject them all, as you are not a character in Star's collection John Hughes movies.The sound of a car stopping in front of the Dumpling Factory causes everyone to get up. You all look expectantly at the door, which opens and two people walk in.The man is American, he has red hair, and a full beard, and a look as if something has died in his nose. Dr. Griffin's face goes into sheer revulsion and loathing at the mere sight of him.The woman is...to understand this, you have to understand some context.Sana has good hair and nice eyes, Starr has a nice face, Yurei has a sweet smile and youth, Sachiko had a body, and Nurse Reika has her large...bandages.This woman has everything mentioned above, but it's all wrong. If it's not obviously artificial, then it's been nipped/tucked/botoxed to the point of no return. Also, out of all of it there's this sense of...ugly...coming off her. You can hide and cheat nature all you want, but if all that's in your mind are petty, ugly, thoughts...then they'll seep out.The American man says something to the woman quietly.(cont)
>>28168186"I am Lady Kobiara Una." The woman says. "This is my colleague, Walter Peck. We are of the Paranormal Control Oversight Coalition, and we are here to..."She sneers at the old dusty dumpling-making machinery."Certify this place." She says. "Although, I am very eager to know WHY there was an AMBULANCE driving away from here not moments ago? If there's a health risk to anyone...I'm HAPPY to offer to give you an inspection."The pair look at each other, very smugly.Dr. Griffin and Akira look about ready to grab a proton wand/knife and let come what may.Sana and Star are looking ready to dive for cover.Sato looks like he's about to launch into a rant.> Fuck. You. Get. Out. (via speech)> Fuck. You. Get. Out. (via industrial whisk you can grab)> Hide.> Sit there and let come what may.> Bite the bullet and...talk...to them> Other
>>28168206>Sit there and let come what may.We're a new employee, not really our place to talk to these jackasses.Might need to stash our Chyme somewhere where they won't notice it.
>>28168206> Bite the bullet and...talk...to themOn the contrary, we were just dealing with some minor competitors who threatened our, and might I emphasize, our interests. Surely you understand.
>>28168232Seconded.>Might need to stash our Chyme somewhere where they won't notice it.Relax, these assholes couldn't tell a PKE from a Spectralizer. They're not qualified to press a single button here but the off switch to the containment unit. It's all red tape and beuracracy with these guys.
>>28168206>Bite the bullet and talk to them, we're a face. A reasonable face who calmly had a conversation with a ghost girl and just saved a Miko's life. We be smooth, polite, and respectful. The last thing we want is to antagonize a member of the oversight committee. Among other things we inform them that the ambulance was for a neighbor's personal health concern and we called it as diligent though new members of this community.>We are leaving it up to them to take the first antagonistic swing at our branch. Peck and Dr. Griffin likely have their differences, but that should not yet reflect on our own...until this plastic bitch starts being a jerk to us.
>>28168206Don't say anything unless they ask you directly and only then answer the question about the ambulance, "Someone needed medical help so we called the ambulance, like the good samaritans we are."
>>28168291Well, at least after 3 new york incidents he finally believes in ghosts instead of "hallucogenic gas">>28168186> Sit there and let come what may.
>>28168326And Peck is kinda BASED but still a dick in the IDW comic run that I think is still ongoing.
>>28168206>Bite the bullet and ... talk... to them."It was a bee sting and the unfortunate party had an allergic reaction. *gasp and cover mouth* Oh, I hope you're not insinuating that bees are supernatural now? Whatever would Honey Nut Cheerios do?PECK PECK PECK I love Willow
>>28168314>"Someone needed medical help so we called the ambulance, like the good samaritans we are."This would be closer to the truth but>>28168266>On the contrary, we were just dealing with some minor competitors who threatened our mutual interests. Surely you understand.Might serve us better.Still better we just sit back and watch.
>>28168345How does making them think we mangled our competition help?
>>28168367Mangle them?Nonsense, we didn't lift a finger. Not our fault someone injures themselves trying to meddle with our sensitive equipment.
>>28168345No. Peck almost caused an apocalypse because he's just that dumb. We are NOT sicking that imbecile on a violent epileptic no matter how much he might deserve the beating.
>>28168364 "Well, the original ghost busters are missing, and their friends/colleagues broke the law trying to fill in for them. What's that you say, they're all attractive women?...I have a plan. I have a plan to keep the Ghostbusters and Pecoc active...and to rake in some money to make the mayor happy while still controlling the metropolitan supernatural situation"
>>28168206> Sit there and let come what may.
>>28168397Is this the plot of the IDW comic?
>>28168345>>28168326>>28168232Dr. Griffin holds up a hand and talks to Peck in english for a bit.Peck narrows his eyes, and then sighs and says a few words to Lady Une. (Who the fuck goes around demanding that people call her 'Lady' that DON'T live in England? Also, is there any place other than England where that doesn't instantly make you look like a jackass?)Lady Une deflates and Dr Griffin and Peck leave to talk and, judging by the pen that Dr. Griffin is carrying, sign forms. Or Dr. Griffin is going to stab him in the neck, either way, problem solved.Lady Une looks at you, and then narrows her eyes."I know you from somewhere." She says.> You must be mistaken.> Oh? Where?> I'm the Ghostbuster you saw on the news show about the karaoke parlor. That must be it.> Other
>>28168477>OtherMaybe so, but I won't hold it against you.
>>28168397I thought the original ghostsbusters got their own seperate franchises and/or retired.I know the rookie from the vidya game was offered on in LA or Cincinatti. Louis I think as well in a separate story.
>>28168422The Plot of the New Ghostbusters comic/arc when they changed the title for a bit.>>28168477>Possibly, trying to buck the trend of this district and instead of coming here to die or be forgotten, I'm trying to do something worthwhile.
>>28168392>Peck almost caused an apocalypse because he's just that dumb.Actually, it's because he got super butthurt over having his authority challenged by Venkman, so he developed a THROBBING hateboner for the original 'busters.>>28168477>I'm the Ghostbuster you saw on the news show about the karaoke parlor. That must be it.We need to get her directed AWAY from our real past.
>>28168477> You must be mistaken.
>>28168536>Hopefully that turns out to be infectious and lifts a few spirits...metaphorically. Done me a world of good so far.
>>28168539And, once he finally understood the new rules of the world he lived in, and that others died in but stuck around anyway, he came out of it rather coy and interesting.Especially after the events of the Game, he did not like being used like that.
>>28168536>The Plot of the New Ghostbusters comic/arc when they changed the title for a bit.Any good?
>>28168477>> Oh? Where?
>>28168477Wait. Lady Une.....she wouldn't bare a passing resemblance to a certain other Lady Une from Gundam Wing?
>>28168665SHE DOES NOW!
>>28168477>Other"I've been told that I have a very generic face. Perhaps that is it?"
>>28168693but, she was attractive, to the point where to look proper military professional she intentionally made herself look a bit frumpy with her hair and glasses.>>28168609I say this as a /co/mrade...Yes. Go read all of the IDW ongoing from the start. It has a distinctive and fun artstyle and you get to watch Venkman talk down a god and outwit it because the writers remembered he knows how to fuck with people's heads as a psychologist
>>28168584Peck is actually not terrible at his job, and P-COC has done a great job at debunking and exposing a LOT of frauds and dangerous idiots, plus they've broken up one or two cults. They're a real force of good, and Peck is an effective...if 'overly detailed' manager.It's just that he HATES the GBs SO. FUCKING. MUCH. That he will not give you guys a break. Ever. (The exception is Janine, but she's a singular case.)Lady Una on the OTHER hand..."Uhh, you must have seen me on the TV with the thing at the karaoke parlor." You say. "That got a lot of attention.""I see..." She says, drumming her perfectly manicured and perfectly artificial looking nails on the table. "I'm sure I've seen you elsewhere though. I doubt I'd forget a...face...like yours." She winks at you and sits down in Dr. Griffin's seat, next to you. The others all shy away. "What's your name?"Oh God, you've seen attractive 40-50 year olds. Christmas cakes that had the whole campus salivating after them. But no one who is 40-50 looks good when they're trying to be 20-30. Her perfume is also really noticeable and probably over priced and too heavily applied.And her she is trying to be 'seductive' to you. You really really PRAY that she's just putting on an act.> Fake Name> Real Name> Change subject> Pretend to be lovestruck and dumb.> Other
>>28168766>OtherHow DARE you madam! How dare you try to come between my love Sana and I! I must ask that you leave at once!
Rolled 5>>28168766"Still jealous of me, Sato?"
>>28168766>Change Subject.>For the love of all things change subject.>Announce you're retrieving some refreshments for this meeting and you'll be right back. Come back with a pitcher of glasses, some water and or juice and pray, PRAY she forgets about you.>Screams internally
>>28168766>Pretend to be lovestruck and dumb.>Fake Name"Aoshima Junichi"Take a bullet for the team.And we're going to need a shower of positive slime and a good 4 hours of scrubbing after this.
>>28168766Anyone up for flirting back to try and get on her good side and see if we can loosen any info from her?
>>28168766>Real NameI just woke up, so I might not be in the best state of mind, but apparently the thing we did that got us blacklisted and shit was really honorable and shit, Peck might respect that.
>>28168840That actually makes a lot of sense.The more allies we can get, no matter how unpleasant (such as Sachiko's arrow lobbing case), the better.
>>28168855Well... it might get us in deeper shit, but I agree.
>>28168855Peck is the least of our problems, and he's off talking to Dr. Griffin.
>>28163920>Moving PicturesDamn you, I'm listening to this now. It's great.
>>28168840We have to do what is tough but necessary.
>>28168855Might be some merit in that.
> Real Name but stuttering as lovestruckThey ARE the authorities, so they'll know who we are by looking at the files and then they'll use that to launch an investigationAlso drew this for last thread but didn't have the chance to post it.
Goodnight everyone. Don't die, don't cross the streams unless you have to, and don't shut down the containment grid. Good luck!
>>28168766>Real name>Play along with her, try to guage her motive and maybe get some infoLying will only get us into worse shit than if we tell the truth
>>28168922Wait!What do I do if someone asks if I'm a God?
>>28168939YOU SAY YES!
>>28168922And don't, DON'T, tell a god you aren't a god.
>>28168766>Real NameFuck it, let's take a gamble, and hope it pays off.
>>28168912(I LOVE THIS. This is twice, okay, I'll give you 2 null 'Overloads' (1 in combat), so you keep going instead of lose a turn Ghost Rolls still fuck you over.)You take a deep breath. You look at Sato."Still think I'm lucky?" You say. Then you turn back to Lady Une. "I'm Harutora Daisuke." You say.There's a pause. Lady Une nods. Then she stands up and readjusts her suit that she's wearing."You cost my daughters their education." She says calmly. "One was so traumatized by the event, she even thinks..." She shakes her head. "Never mind. Know this, Harutora Daisuke...you destroyed my family's dreams. So I will destroy yours.""You'll have to get in line behind them." You say. "They're madder at me than you are.""Smart people." She looks at the other Ghostbusters. "So...you stand with him? This monster who crushes the dreams of children? You do know that he's responsible for multiple families losing their jobs, children being expelled, and even a few...train delays." She gives you an icy glare. "Young girls too."You stare right back at her. Those deaths aren't on you. You may have been a causative factor, but you're not responsible for shit like that. No matter what Her Ladyship thinks."He's a Ghostbuster, and my friend." Sato says. "I'd stand with him on the boat to Hell.""Same." "Totally." Akira and Star say."Very well." Lady Una says. "We will see." She turns on her heel.(cont)
>>28169262"Hey, Una." You say. This is a stab in the dark, but you think it's a good one. "Did your girls KNOW that you were paying for them, or did they just think they were smart?"She pauses, you see her visibly swallow. "You. Will. Suffer." She hisses and then leaves.A long pause."So..." Sato says. "You think sh'es going to fuck you BEFORE she kills you...or is she the kind of gal who prefers to do it after?""Daisuke...were you the one who talked about that sca-""Okay!" Dr. Griffin says coming back inside. "We got the forms and Peck is going home tonight and never coming back here."Though you must be having the presence of the other woman that he was with who was also his parter in the organization he has." She says."So...that was our Dickless headache from P-COC." Akira says. "Shoot me now.""You did see that she's a woman. Right?" Sato says. "She still has no dick!" Star says."Hey!" You say, to stop the conversation about That Woman to go much longer. Also you notice that your beer is now mysteriously empty. "Who's for going out to eat?""Sounds great." Sato says. "Where?"> That tacky grill resturaunt the tourists go to for Dr. Griffin> A quiet sushi place outside of the Zone> The cafe run by the nice married couple.> Other
>>28169272>The cafe run by the married coupleWe want to get hammered and we don't want to walk far.Also, fuck Lady Une and the horse she rode in on. Crush OUR dreams, will she?!
>>28169272>The cafe run by the nice married couple.
>>28169262>"I'd stand with him on the boat to Hell."It won't be the first time a ghostbusters has had to do that> "We got the forms and Peck is going home tonight and never coming back here.Oh great, so the guy who might've actually not been our total enemy is leaving for good and instead this isn't the last we'll see of Una that's for sure.Also our little "incident" just keeps getting worse the more we learn of it. Shit, sounds like we got half a school involved and expelled/shut down.
>>28169354>Half a school>not the whole school
>>28169354Well, now we're part of a proud tradition of mild mannered Japanese gentlemen who flush their careers down the drain in order to hang out with interesting people and do interesting things.And yes, I mean interesting in the Chinese sense.
>>28169318We already crushed our dreams in college for the name of virtue, bring it the fuck on bitch.>>28169272> The cafe run by the nice married couple.
>>28169272>The cafe run by the nice married couple.Might as well continue to help out the local economy.
> The cafe run by the nice married couple.Welp, are we some kind of anti celebrity? Was our screw up THAT bad? I tought we just messed up a research paper, not busted down a whole yakuza-cartel-police joint operation.>Train delaysWe'll have to deal with this sooner or later
>>28169467Whistleblowers are never liked and often lose their jobs and their happiness. Combined with Japan? Well....
>>28169467I think we may have exposed a gratuity for grades/admission/accolades/awards/placement scam from the look of it...that also might have involved professors understandably taking advantage of young women if her focus on other folk's daughters is to be taken into account.
>>28169467>We'll have to deal with this sooner or laterWe killed them in this life, we'll bust them in the next.Point of note, do not die in Japan. Convert to Hinduism and get reincarnated immediately.
>>28169517"Understandably" used in reference to Japan's views of sexual harassment, and in no way endorses the behavior.
>>28169524>do not die in Japan. Convert to Hinduism and get reincarnated immediately.Any particular reason?
>>28169491Back in the first thread, before we were reunited with Sato, wasn't Daisuke considering going the 'Train delay' option himself?
>>28169262Rejoice, for our gambles have ensured us a spot on her shit list.
>>28169517It's possible we set off an even larger domino reaction with that. Basically, yes it might have been only a research paper, but the full on investiagations that lead from it can all be traced to us.>>28169547We might get a little unwanted traffic trying to pass on ourselves. Posthumus will, especially posthumus hostile will, is not a pleasant thing for anyone in this world or the next.
>>28169558Yes, yes he was.
>>28169546What exactly ARE Japan's views on sexual harassment? Because if their porn is anything to go by it's "Sexual Harassment is A-OK!"
>>28169262>"Never mind. Know this, Harutora Daisuke...you destroyed my family's dreams. So I will destroy yours.""You do realize that's about as scary as threatening me with a clitoridectomy, right?"
They have female only trains.
>>28169547Not the above poster, but judging from last thread, weird shit's going down that's fucking with the undead/deceased/living impaired, causing them to turn into malevolent ghosts.
>>28169563Better that we squared off hostilities now, then have her look into us and haunt us later."If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles"
>>28169408"Miyagi's sounds really good." You say."Agreed." Everyone else says and you all walk the four blocks.Miyagi's is run by this nice married couple. Well...you're not sure if it's a legal document here, but it's a legal document in America, and fuck it. This is the Reject Zone, it isn't like anyone's going to make a huge fuss about it...as long as they STAY in the Reject Zone.Either way Toshi welcomes you all when you come in, and Maoto waves from his place back in the kitchen.The couple do a pretty brisk business. MOstly because the stuff they cook isn't much more complicated than a grill, a fryer, and a pan. The meat is the industrial stuff you get in tubes, one step away from Pink Slime. But a hand-made burger is still a hand made burger, and Maoto likes to experiment with spices and sauces and make everything just right for each customer.The dinner is pleasant, canned milk and juice, the burgers smell lovely from the back, greasy thick fries, and Toshi's even brought out a full sake set when you said you wanted a drink.It's been a long time since you drank out of a sake box. Even better now with friends.Most of the dinner conversation is you embarrassing Sato about his childhood misadventures, and the other three proclaiming at how dull and boring it was working out in the sticks on a cow farm or chicken ranch.Roll 1d6
Rolled 2>>28169624nat 4
Rolled 3>>28169624C'mon, Ghost Die!
>>28169624Incoming Yakuza hit
Rolled 1>>28169624SATAN, GUIDE MY DICE!
>>28169612But that's true of more than this place.The truly odd phenomenon here is that ghosts are trying to pattern themselves off ancient Japanese ghost mythos and legends, to make themselves powerful rather than the western ghosts who make legends out of themselves and how they lived and died.Conversely that lets them get power from popular belief in ghosts, but soon the story takes over and they risk losing their own idendity
>>28169654...Well, I did invoke SATAN. You get what you pray for, after all.
>>28169655>that lets them get power from popular belief in ghosts, but soon the story takes over and they risk losing their own idenditySo, it's kinda like the various deities in Scion? The most famous ones are obscenely powerful, but essentially chained to their legend, so they don't really have any free will?
>>28169697I don't know Scion but yeah, like that. We seemed to have interrupted an Okiku last thread as she was becoming Okiku from whoever she was in life, or something.Though, I'm sure this effect isn't universal of people who die in Japan, or other actual legends and myths that are definitely out there. The first three girls who killed Yurei created their own construct forms from their own will. But this is something we ought to note.
>>28169697Seems like it, and then there's that Okiku Maid that was halfway there (or broke off from the archetype) and she was even more dangerous because of that.>>28169262Glad you liked it, but I got to say your ghosts are really awesome
>>28169635>>28169643>>28169646(5X2 is 10, 3X2 is 6, 10-6 is 4 GHOST ROLL! Heh, no no.)You think you're more than a little drunk on sake, beer, atmosphere, and greasy food...but you're pretty sure that the sake bottle is about to fall off the table. They way it's tipping and wobbling.You grab for it, and then the face on the bottle bites your hand.THAT sobers you up a LOT. You jump away from the table, just the same as the others do. You all watch as Black Slime starts to spurt and ooze from the bottle."What the hell?""We were DRINKING that?""Spontaneous slime eruption? That's...oh SHIT!"The black slime has oozed over the plates and the silverware and that stuff starts to rattle and shake too. You're getting ready to duck again, when the whole mess of flatware and silverware drags itself together in a mass, and starts to build itself up.Plates become chest-plate armor, cups turn into shoulder pauldrons, soup spoons turn into legs and the sake box you were drinking out of turns into a battle dress.The bottle is the head. In it's small 'hands' it holds a steak knife.The face glares at you, showing little teeth. It's painted eyes glow red for a moment. The knife is pointed at everyone, swept across the room like a sword, and a chittering voice in old archaic Edo-Period Japanese is heard.A Seto Taisho has just declared war upon you all.(Think the little guy in the picture, mixed with the Killer Zuni Fetish Doll aka 'He Who Kills' from Trilogy Of Horror.)
>>28169739>>28169776But wasn't the ghost maid asking for help? Like she DIDN'T want to be Okiku?
>>28169816>(5X2 is 10, 3X2 is 6, 10-6 is 4 GHOST ROLL! Heh, no no.)Uh. What?Seriously. What?
>>28169816(This guy. Your Greasy Spoon Samurai has his face.)
>>28169840We were joking that we'd get a Ghost Roll.Also:>>28169816Fuck.
>>28169816Maybe we should distract it while everyone runs for the packs?
>>28169824Maybe. I don't recall.If we had the facilities we could always pluck her out of the containment unit and ask her behind saftey unit like Slimer's box, but we probably don't and it's definitly risky.Besides, even if it is a minor apocalypse waiting to happen the contaiment unit is at least a pleasant place for ghosts. Ghosts don't eat or hurt each other and it's quite roomy and comfy. At least by game and some cartoons.
>>28169840(That was a bad joke of me trying to make it be a ghost roll, apologies.)Priorities> Someone has to get Toshi and Maoto out> Someone has to engage the Seto Taisho> Someone has to run for the packs/trap> Other options?
>>28169816Fuck don't we got walkie talkies or radios or something?Everyone evacuate the building!
>>28169895Engage Seto Taisho with a sheild and something long enough to poke it.Star, get Toshi and Maoto out of here.The rest of you run for your gear.
>>28169895>engage the Seto TaishoGet it to crash into walls and break apart. That'll slow it down while it regenerates.The others can get the civvies out and go fo4r the packs.
>>28169895> Someone has to get Toshi and Maoto outCivilian saftey is a priority
>>28169816> Someone has to get Toshi and Maoto outThey need to take proper care of their kitchen afterwards
"Everyone get Toshi and Maoto out now!" You shout as you grab the largest things closest to you to serve as weapons. "Then go get the packs and come back here. I'll hold it off.""Daisuke, are you sure?" Star asks."Yeah. I am. I've had a fuck of a day and I want to hit something, repeatedly!" You say.The others take off towards the kitchen leaving you to face the fearsome Seto Taisho with only a...Roll 1d6
Rolled 3>>28170115With only a steel pipe.
Rolled 5>>28170115God's gonna cut you down
>>28170153You mean Amaterasu. Or is it Buddha?
>>28170202I try to put song titles on my rolls. It was the first fight-type song I could think of.
Rolled 4>>28170115Look around for a baseball bat. I've got a good feeling about one as a weapon.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H58LvA378fY
>>28170229HAH! Too late, bad luck blues!
Rolled 3>>28170205You have a sturdy metal serving platter and a large steak-flipping fork!Roll for inititative1d10
>>28170351I'm on fire
Rolled 3>>28170351Come on, years of enforced school athletics!
Rolled 4>>28170351BUSTIN' MAKES ME FEEL GOOD!
>>28170397You go first.Do you want to play defensively, or offensively?
>>28170398>>28170402HAHAHAHA Three times! Three!>>28170407Offensive, attempt to disarm this thing.
>>28170430It's a walking pile of armaments that can fly to it's bidding, but you call the shots and this might work.
>>28170407Defensively, we're in a restaurant. there's tables and chairs everywhere. we can delay him into hitting furniture everywhere. D-FENSE!
>>28170430Thing can't attack if it's smashed to bits! You strike with your Fork!Roll 1d20
>>28170407DefensiveThat thing will keep forming if we smash it and I don't want it possesing the liquor cabient>calm etinNexThat too, be calm
Rolled 13>>28170493Light up the night
Rolled 14>>28170493Rolling in the deep
>>28170516You swing out and you smash that little bastard but good. It flies against the wall and shatters into a pile of black slime and broken pottery.Of course, you were aware that the Seto Taisho is notorious for regenerating itself. No big deal, you just keep smashing it as soon as it gets up...or even before! That's an even better idea. You head towards the mass, ready to smash it again.Roll 1d6
Rolled 4>>28170615Another one bites the dust
Rolled 3>>28170615Rolling suplex
Rolled 3>>28170615HULK SMASH PUNY TEA MAN!
>>28170640Oh no. WHAT HAVE I DONE!?
>>28170654It's alright.Trying to beat down a construct that can literally regenerate itself from the dust you smash it into wasn't an endlessly sustainable plan.Also, all that shattered pottery shards flying everywhere will not be pleasant.
>>28170640GHOST ROLLYou expected to see the slime mass reforming.What you DIDN"T expect to see was a clear membrane wall in the middle of the slime mass.It takes you a minute to figure out what's going on, and then it hits you where you've seen this before.Cellular MitosisThere's a west burst as now you're looking at TWO S-Ts!They cry out their ancient helium-esque sounding war-cries and enter the fray!Your turn first though. Offensive or defensive?
>>28170690DEFENSIVE! DEFENSIVE DEFENSIVE!
>>28170690>Cellular MitosisThat's . . .not good. It's not an unprecedented case but it means we're in some deep shit here.>DefensiveDivide and conquer
>>28170690Defensive, don't be outflanked>magnetic nForeYeah, we should try magnets next time
Rolled 6>>28170690Defensive. Use the surroundings like the cairs and tables to your advantage.
>>28170690Defensive, two is one too many time to fight a delaying action.
>>28170717It was capable of multiplication. It likely means this is not actual dead soul, but sentient psychokinetic energy.As in a real seto taisho. And a high classed one at that to able to multiply.
>>28170690Mitosis? BULLSHIT! That wasn't part of our deal, Blackheart! THAT WASN'T PAAAARRRRT!
Okay, fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice...get run through! You just make little jabs with your fork. Just enough to force them back.In the back you can hear the sound of a moped starting up, one of the guys must own one and it's being used...well that should speed things up.You can take a -2 to hit automatically, or you can roll for No Damage at all from one S-T.Vote with a roll or 'No Roll', first one that gets three
Rolled 3>>28170820Roll for No damage.
>>28170820Wait a minute he said no damage from only ONE of them.
Rolled 3, 3 = 6You hunker down and keep backing away from the little monsters.The come at you slashing and screaming.
>>28171035You block and push them back, with no problems at all. This is easy!Roll 2d6
Rolled 3, 5 = 8>>28171056
Rolled 4, 1 = 5>>28171056>This is easy!Yeah, that's totally not going to bite us in the ass.
Rolled 6, 4 = 10>>28171056Die Young
Rolled 5, 5 = 10>>28171056Shamefur dispray!!!!
Rolled 5, 2 = 7>>28171056>>28171107Not at all.
>>28171113(I'll be nice.)One of the S-T's starts to shake and quiver suddenly and...oh no...it's not...SQU-POP!It did. Now there's THREE of the bastards!Ohh, this is not good. Your mind goes to bad Grey Goo scenarios. Of the cities of Japan over-run by an ocean tiny tea cup monsters.Your turn, attack or defense or other?
Also its quite clear why the girls flock to MC. They can feel the BAMF flowing off of him in waves.
>>28171192>OtherSweep the leg!
>>28171192>OtherWe need to decrease their numbers if only temporarily. Perhaps lock one or two in the fridge if their small enough.
>>28171192Throw a table to pin at least one of themAlso drew this one
>>28171192Defence. We just gotta hold on until the others get here.
>>28171276That is just too perfect.Okay...okay...things we could do...AH!The freezer's a long floor length deal. You think to yourself as you duck into the kitchen, the S-Ts following you. So that's not great...But they have a deep fat fryer and an oven.It wouldn't be too hard to sweep the 'legs' out from one of them and chuck it into the fryer...or trick one into the oven and trap it in there.Or you can continue to try and hold em off.Your call.
>>28171387It's made of pots and pans, hot oil isn't going to do much but then we'd have to face a construct covered in hot boiling oil.Try to hold them off. Preferably away from the vats of oil, a nasty slip would be bad here.
>>28171387Something tells me hot oil is bad here. Hold them off, try to do the least damage to an area that we've ever done.
>>28171387Get the fuck out of this place, this is a deathtrap waiting to happen.
>>28171387What kind of oven? A full enclosed one? Or those with a window on the door?If solid, oven trapIf not get out of there
>>28171387I didn't want deep fried ghost buster last thread,I don't want it this one.Defense, carefully
>>28171387So we're in the kitchen, Can we at least switch to a better weapon like a chopper or something. our fork just aint cutting it.
>>28171492You went back here because there was less room for these bastards to flank you. A plan that is working, despite the heavy presence of other hostile looking implements.Anyway, no fancy stuff, just keep the little shits occupied until the moped of salvation arrives.Fuck are all of them riding on it? Well the gear is pretty heavy so...eh never mind. Just keep doing what you've been doing.Roll to nullify one attack totally, or take a -1 bonus to all with 'No Roll'.
>>28171573We're fightnig porcelein cups and pots and cutlery, perhaps a more bludgeoning weapon like a pot or pan.On the brighter note, we're very lucky not to be covered and blinded by flying glass shards>>28171609no roll
Rolled 18, 16, 9 = 43>>28171636You aren't risking a damn thing.
>>28171716I feel like we all want to survive this encounter. And with our hydra-like friend, that could get very hard very fast.
>>28171729It could be like the hydra. Or it could be like the the time with the Piep Piper ghost, which will be even more harder.Where's all this damned angry PKE and slime coming from? Goddamit we need to check the sewers or something.
>>28171716OW! Damnit! One of the little bastards got your ankle as you were blocking the third. And when you went down you got stabbed in the upper thigh! OW!The cuts aren't deep thankfully, spoon arms can only thrust so much, and the blood isn't black gushing arterial blood, but it still hurts like a fucker.Roll 3d6.Oh no...please no...
Rolled 1, 2, 3 = 6>>28171758
Rolled 2, 4, 5 = 11>>28171758SHIT! Where the hell is the cavalry?!
>>28171784>4Well, I guess we're fucked unless they get their asses in here soon.
>>28171776>1, 2, 3If that don't mean something, I don't know what does.>>28171784Never trust the cavalry.
Rolled 4, 5, 1 = 10>>28171758SMASH
>>28171814>>28171784SQ-POP!SQ-POP!FIVE of the fuckers.You're surrounded now.You can't just play it safe.You have to either attack one of the bastards or try the Oven or the Fryer. With that you could get two or maybe three if you're lucky.Other wise you're going to end up as hamburger meat.What'll it be?
>>28171880Try the Fryer.
>>28171880We're surrounded, that simplifies our problem.
>>28171880Oven, then try to break free through a gap and GET THE FUCK OUT
>>28171880Oven, this is getting out of hand
>>28171949Seriously, five spectral replica's from one source. This isn't the usual ghosts on the scale, this is something else.
>>28171949>>28171925>>28171913Okay...you back up against the oven. You have to make this quick, you slowly open it...and bait the little bastards to charge.Wait for it...wait for it...NOW!Roll 1d20
>>28171961Not necessarily. So long as there's enough slime and angry energy, there'll be more constructs. But where is it all coming from?
Rolled 1>>28172001Jesus guide my dice
Rolled 12>>28172001Dice gods!
>>28172018You fool! Your god has no power here!
>>28172018Jesus Christ is in heaven, Gaijin.
>>28172013I'll wave the 1, but that burns your Art Bonus for tonight.Roll 1d3
>>28172018Wow. Satan wouldn't help you, Jesus wouldn't help you, I'm pretty sure that your only option now is Kamen Rider.
>>28172066I thought 4 was the crit tho
Rolled 9>>281720811 is to remove a success4 is Fun things happen>>28172069We still have the Emperor, Allah, and Buddha to go
Rolled 2>>28172066Three is a magic number
>>28172069Even if there is no God or Buddha, there is KAMEN RIDER!
Rolled 1>>28172066>roll 1d3>get a 4make it happen dice gods.
>>28172150Geh, so much for avoiding the last one.
Rolled 2, 6, 17 = 25>>28172125SLAM! HA!Two of the little bastards are trapped as you slide your fork in to jam it tight. Suck on THAT!You grab a big tenderizer mallet and get ready to push back the onslaught of the others.
Rolled 17, 1, 5 = 23>>28172208AH! Damn...damn...damn...that was another one, you are Certainly Bleeding now...and things are getting woozy...not sure how much."DIE YOU LITTLE FUCKERS!" Akira yells as he bangs open the back door.Oh thank GOD!"SLIME! HOSE EM ALL!" You shout. "Two in the oven too! Before they multiply!""You okay with getting slimed too?" Sato says."Look, I can be killed by a long-haired ghost girl. I can be killed by an eldritch horror from beyond the stars, I can be killed by a bus, but I am NOT getting killed by a SAKE BOTTLE that has angry eyes PAINTED on it!" You say."To be fair you'd be killed by the fork it's wielding." Star says from the front entrance of the kitchen."Shut up and SHOOT!"
>>28172232Star's hits at the thing melts into a pile of sizzling ashes and a coffee cup.Sato's overheats, but he manages to clear it, and the last two just miss.But best of all, the slime feel very nice on your knife wounds, and there's no twitchy/gonna replicate signs in the things thanks to just generic contact and presence of the Pro-Mood Slime.Roll 1d20 to hose one of the last two fuckers.
Rolled 2>>28172258Raise hell
Rolled 14>>28172258nat 1 inc
Rolled 8>>28172258There are heroes left in man
>>28172283BANG-Sssssss!The thing dissolves.The last one looks at the four of you and then looks at the banging oven door. It pauses.The oven banging stops, and you see slime drip out from the door edges and hear the clarrering of plates within.The last Seto Taisho starts to chitter and vibrate again.Oh crap.Roll 3d6
Rolled 2, 2, 5 = 9>>28172385
Rolled 1, 4, 6 = 11>>28172385Trying mah luck
Rolled 5, 1, 5 = 11>>28172385Oh no you mini samurai, Won't let you do that
Rolled 1, 2, 4 = 7>>28172385You stay here
Rolled 4, 2, 2 = 8>>28172385Screw itHUMAKT GUIDE MY DICE
>>28172418SQ-POP!Heh...you don't know what was supposed to happen...but you're thinking that just having one more clone pop up was NOT the desired result.It IS a LITTLE bigger though now, but..."Nail em!"There's really no chance at this point.The Seto Taishos are busted but good.You all look around Miyagi's it's...seen better days. And sadly, this is one client you don't want to just let Insurance handle. This is the Reject Zone...you're not sure if the pair even have anywhere near sufficient insurance at all."Umm...where's the mop?" You say."Ugh, I sense another battle with an endlessly replicating foe." Star mutters as she looks at the mess.- - Elsewhere... - -"Flatware assassin?""It was short notice!""Fucking...and it failed didn't it?""Maybe...you want me to hit the miko, or the P-COC people?""No...not yet. It'll tip our hand. We have other things, and other targets with higher priorities. After all...they're just Ghostbusters.""So, this isn't a personal thing because he got you kicked out of sc-""Shut up or I'll put you in the box with HER again!""Shutting up!""Ohh, but don't get complacent Daisuke...I'm not done with you yet!"END EPISODE 3
>>28172532Hey, Lady Una; your daughters are bitches.
>>28172532NEXT EPISODE"Akira! Your damn Horse is on the roof again!""Well, did you ASK her if she WANTED to come down?""Yes, and if you don't get Musashi right now, you're going to find the answer she gave me in your bed! The whole steaming response!""Kyuubi?""Sociopath sluts.""Tanuki?""Redneck gluttons.""So what does that make your kind?""Stylish...didn't you notice the Gucci Bag?""I thought it was weird that a Yokai wore Chanel No. 5.""So...does Sentient Fire get covered by Fire Insurance or Creature Insurance?""Right now...I'm more worried about Life Insurance."
>>28172532>"So, this isn't a personal thing because he got you kicked out of sc-"We REALLY pissed off a lot of the wrong kind of people if we're having youkai sicced on us. Maybe skipping to america/europe might be a good idea.
>>28172617>"Kyuubi?">"Sociopath sluts.">"Tanuki?">"Redneck gluttons."What about Yuki-Onna?
>>28172678I'd say so, but I'm prejudiced by mai waifu.
>>28172617Oh, right. One last thing:EPISODE 4: BLAZING RABBIT SPEED!Wednesday 3-5pm PST幻影の怖くないです。
>>28173159Ugh it's too late for this...Wednesday, September 13th, 3-5pm PST
Rolled 6>>28173184Wow, September 13th? I guess there have been longer hiatuses... probably.
>>28173200>>28173237>Daisuke is dead>Now you must play as he and Yurei help the GB solve the mystery of who killed him and why they can't pass on
Rolled 6Im pretty sure he meant November.
>>28173318Oh? Are you him? Are you psychic? I don't see how you could possibly conclude that. September isn't spelled anything like November, so obviously he meant Wednesday, September 13th, and the next Wednesday September 13 is in 2017, so I guess we'll be waiting a while!
>>28173184Fuck. Me. With a proton wand. Ugh I SAID it was too late for this.Yes, NOVEMBER 13th. 3-5pm Ugh. Must collapse now.
>>28173358I applied simple common sense anon, nothing more
>>28173501There's nothing "common" about your "sense." You got lucky with a wild guess. Nothing more.