Episode 4: BLAZING RABBIT SPEED!LAST EPISODE: Harutora Daisuke went to talk to his neighbor and aided in a medical situation, then the local government officials came by for some face-to-face time. Forms were completed and threats were made. Then the Ghostbusters went out to eat, where their meal was interrupted by a Seto Taisho. It was a numerous problem, but solved in traditional Ghostbuster style.On an unrelated note, the money that came in from the Karaoke Parlor, and the Okiku Job has been all but spent.On the plus side, the diner 'Miyagi's' is getting some much needed renovation and improvement!* * *"I do not see how it is such a large thing that you have done." Dr. Kylie Griffin says to you, as you carefully walk down the maintenance tunnel."Well, it's a cultural thing." You say. "Plus, it turned out to be a Big Lie that supported a bunch of little lies and it was like a chain of dominoes. Hang on, have to check in, Team Three to YOMI, no change, anything with the others?""Akira and Sato just checked in before you." Kawasagi Sakura AKA 'Star' says. "All clear, you are free to continue forward to the next room.""This place does smell very peculiar." Dr. Griffin says. You have to admit, her Japanese has been getting better. You're going be sorry to see her go in a few days.But yes, she is right, it DOES smell weird here. Not bad, just weird. But you really don't want to know exactly WHAT that smell is after all, you're under a...> Seedy Host Club> Soapland> Love Hotel
>>28274432>Love hotelLet's do this thing.
>>28274432> Love HotelNo reason in particular
>>28274432>Love HotelWhy go halfway?
>>28274432Love Hotel, because you love hotels.
>>28274432>Love HotelAh, Love Hotels. Due to minimal or no insulation in the cramped architecture of Urban Japan, love hotels are where the young and the married go, often, for their private liasons
>>28274432I had to go look up what 'Soapland' is. A 'massage' parlor that is only there for the happy ending is just too tame for this. Though a ghost manifestation made of semen (a la Oglaf) would be funny.
>>28274432God help me, but I'm choosing the Love Hotel. Doesn't help that I'm not as familiar with the other two. On a side note, were we just talking about life before we became Ghost Busters with Kylie? Guess she must've been curious.
Huh, in a way isn't the Love Hotel actually the least kind of seedy places, since the people who frequent the place can actually be couples who actually like each other, and it isn't pseudo-prostitution?
>>28274895Seedy Host Club: That's a mixture of a club, an scort service and sometimes drug dealing. Run by the mob, they mostly serve female or gay patrons, sometimes they're just for the dine and dance, in others there's a "happy ending"Soapland: Bathouse/Brothel/Massage parlour, also known as "health shops". "not"-prostitution happens there, nude massages and other services some times by inmigrants, schoolgirls or regular prostitutes. They get around the "prostitution law" by performing non-coital sexual actsWell, as far as I can recall, I might be wrong, tho
>>28274827After all, you're under a Love Hotel. A Love Hotel that's not even that nice of one. And the basement/maintenance tunnels of 'Champagne Dreams,' is even less nice. The floor is slightly sticky and there are leaky pipes over head. You don't want to know a large number of things. You'd rather not be here in the first place, but you need the money, and beggars can't be too choosy. Also, only places like this, and the very desperate, seem to be willing to call you. So you're beggars with limited options.Alright, you've got a few doors. The PKE Meter is still just hovering above zero. You have to find whatever it is that's been soaping the mirrored ceilings, and causing the beds to rotate a foot off the air.> Champagne Cold Storage> Janitorial> Electrical/Emergency Access
>>28274895He's been vague about what it is we did, but has let hints trickle in
>>28274989We need to go to Doctor Jan Itor's office. >Janitorial
>>28274958>Seedy Host Club: That's a mixture of a club, an scort service and sometimes drug dealing. Run by the mob, they mostly serve female or gay patrons, sometimes they're just for the dine and dance, in others there's a "happy ending">Seedy Host Club: That's a mixture of a club, an scort service and sometimes drug dealing. Run by the mob, >RUN BY THE MOB...So...how much do you think we could safely overcharge the yakuza for?Yes, I do realize this is a horrible idea.
>>28274989I hate to say it, Janitorial.If nothing there, cold storage to look for the body.
>>28274989>JanitorialBut if we head into cold storage, resist the urge to filch some of the champagne, despite the week we've had.
>>28274989>Champagne Cold Storage.Making small talk as we go."So, Dr. Griffin, I'm a virtual untouchable to the standard University system in Japan; do you think it would be worth it to finish my degrees by correspondence courses abroad. Does GBI have any tuition assistance/incentive programs?"
>>28274989>Champagne Cold StorageI hope there's only cheap liquor in there
>>28275056I get the feeling he already HAD a degree. I think he's like Peter, Ray, and Egon in that they were professors who were kicked out, though our hero obviously did something a bit more than be ... eccentric.
>>28275056Oh hey this seems to be something worth talking about.
>>28275081>The term Expelled was used in regard to both ourselves and our ex girlfriend.I don't know if we have an undergraduate degree or not at this point. Given our inability to find work we probably didn't.
You carefully open the door to Janitorial, Dr. Griffin has her custom proton pistol ready. Nothing jumps out at you, and all you see are clears, mops, wheeled mop buckets, lots of sanitizer, and those 'sanitized and seal for your protection' paper strips they put around toilets here."So, Dr. Griffin, I'm a virtual untouchable to the standard University system in Japan; do you think it would be worth it to finish my degrees by correspondence courses abroad. Does GBI have any tuition assistance/incentive programs?" You ask.Dr. Griffin nods. "Of a sort, how many credits do you have completed here, as a person in college studying?""Not exactly sure if it's the same as in America, but enough...I think." You say."Well, if you have enough and after enough time of being in the Ghostbuster employment, you can transfer and use those credits and get a full doctorate like myself." She says."A full doctorate? Seriously?""Yes, in Parapsycology, or Ectoplasmic Theory, or general Paranormal Studies." She says. "Ghostbusters are the only formally recognized group that can list those studies as being our doctorates, and have them be supported by both New York University and Miskatonic University.""Oh." You say. The fleeting ghost of regaining your old life has once again been blasted into smithereens by a boson dart."It is an honor. We have in our organization many individuals who have doctorates. Renaldo has three...though I think it is so the idiot can enjoy forcing people to actually call him 'Dr. Dr. Dr. Renaldo.' Ugh, he is very..." She sighs. "But normally the only other place to gain such a title is Miskatonic, and they almost NEVER let anyone take classes there. Very very exclusive school.""Huh." You say as you look at the PKE meter.Roll 1d6
Rolled 5>>28275215I always feel like somebody's watching me...
Rolled 3>>28275243Well, it ain't a four....Why in god's name am I rolling...
Stop rolling, we're good!
Rolled 2>>28275243"Team Three to Team One." You say. "Scanned Janitoral, nary a blip.""Roger, Team Three...waiting for Team One." Star says. "Maybe we'll get lucky and this'll just be a Scan Job.""Are you and Yurei listening to Rush's 2112?" You ask. "Again?!""You guys said I couldn't listen to it any more when YOU were in the van. Now it's just a gal and a ghoul with good taste!" She snaps. "And anyway, I caved and let you all listen to 'Sports' on the way here right? Let me have some CULTURE! And for the last time, we are NOT listening to Guns and Ro-hold on...""She should talk." Dr. Griffin says. "Appetite For Destruction is VERY cultured!"
>>28275348"I get the distinct impression we should start making our way back to rendezvous with team 2. An interrupting 'hold on' never bodes well, does it,"
Rolled 5>>28275348"All's well in laundry. You may proceed." She says. "And I will ONLY acknowledge the ability of Slash and the opening to Sweet Child Of Mine. The rest is screechy trash!""Don't insult my native culture you foreign devil!" Dr. Griffin snaps."I don't have to, it does it FOR me." She snaps."Ugh." Dr. Griffin turns off the walkie with an exaggerated groan, but she's smiling. "Why does Yurei like that 80s music too?""She said that it's something about the Factory." You say. "Her Chyme works better when she plays that stuff.""The Dumpling Factory was owned by Star's Uncle, yes?" She asks. "He was a man of the 80s, yes? Hmm...could be a residual morphogenic field memory that's allowing Yurei greater PKE control. I'll consult with Dr. Spengler on it."> Champagne Cold Storage> Electrical/Emergency Access
>>28275436Champagne Cold StorageTime for some dead bodies.
>>28275436> Champagne Cold StorageLet's go to the fridge! Ghosts love spirits
>>28275436>"Her Chyme works better when she plays that stuff."Hmm, the psychic familiarity effect.> Champagne Cold Storage
>>28275531You know, the more Yurei interacts with us and her chyme the stronger she'll get as an entity, but also the more linked she'll be to the material world. I hope it won't have too much of an effect on her soul being able to dissipate naturally and move on when the time is right, for whatever neurotheological reasons her soul has to wait.
>>28275436Time to check on the bubbly.>Champagne Cold Storage
>>28275596Let's just hope she stays put in the chyme. She doesn't have any living relatives she might be tempted to visit right?
The whole gimmick of this place is how you can get Champagne to your room in an instant. In any amount.Glass, bottle, bathtub, a 10-minute shower of it, whatever. All it takes is the right surplus of money and the right lack of taste.So naturally, they have a large refrigerated room with bottles upon bottles of the stuff."This is cheap sparkling wine." Dr. Griffin says as she examines a bottle. "This is one step away from being served within a box.""I think I see boxes of the stuff too." You say. "The bottles may be for show."You can see your breath. Normally a give-away sign, but this is a refrigerated room."So you think you or anyone else from Central will come back here, or are we on our own?" You ask."I know Miss Melnitz has been eager to come here and claim that it is a working holiday. Also, I would not mind coming back myself." Dr. Griffin says. "But, I plan on going to Ghostbusters: London first, they have their hands full already.""So do we." You say.She laughs. "Yes, oh, you'll probably have to deal with PAGAN soon, once they get an internet foothold here.""PAGAN? People Against Good And Niceness?" You ask. (Damn Star and her movie nights!)She laughs. "No, People Against Ghost Assault Nationwide...they may have to change it, now that we're outside the US.""What are they?"She laughs. "A ghost right's group. Think Anti-P-COC...but JUST as annoying."Roll 2d6
Rolled 3, 5 = 8>>28275668In heaven there is no beer
Rolled 2, 2 = 4>>28275668"So if their against ghost assaults, shouldn't they support us policing them."
Rolled 1, 1 = 2>>28275668For the glory of Kamen Rider!
>>28275668>PAGAN>We support a ghost's right to end the world if it wants to!
Rolled 4, 4 = 8>>28275643The chyme acts as a minor focal object to her, she might not be able to go too far from it anyway.>>28275668
>>28275707Man that was a close one.>>28275700Most ghosts really don't wanna end the world, just haunt their usual shtick try to finish what they were working on in life.It's the gods, demons, and posthumous wizards/cultists you gotta watch out for. They'll suck up all the ghosts like a giant battery.
>>28275707That roll... good thing it doesn't count
>>28275707>Double 4sOh lawdy.
>"Yes, in Parapsycology, or Ectoplasmic Theory, or general Paranormal Studies." She says. "Ghostbusters are the only formally recognized group that can list those studies as being our doctorates, and have them be supported by both New York University and Miskatonic University."Longterm question here but if we ever do go to the states to get a Doctorate and join GB longtime, what do you guys think we should study?The ones listed would be useful for understanding the phsyiology of ghosts, but I'd imagine the GB are in need of more nuclear/quantum physicists and engineers. Maybe occult and theological/neurotheleogical studies as well.
>>28275813I'd go with occultic so we can learn magic.GB sponsored white-hat wizard, GO!
>>28275813We study the art of how to uncover gaijin college corruption and drag our name in the western mud.
>>28275831>MagicPsionicsIn any case wizards have never been friendly to the GB, but maybe that can change one day.
>>28275866We'll be the first the man to incorporate science and occultism since Ivo Shandor. Except we'll use it for good this time.maybe
>>28275813Winston is an Eygptologist, so... maybe we don't need a truly paranormal degree.
>>28275949Isn't Egon descended from a line of wizards, or something like that, and just favors science over magic?
>>28275985Well that would be good, if we were in Egypt. Don't think we plan to face down Anubis and his minions anytime soon. Are any of us learned in oriental/bhuddist mythos? We do have the book of Ghosts Sana has at least.
>>28276013No idea.But anon, magic is a science in disguise.
Rolled 2, 4 = 6>>28275696"Team Three to Team One. All clean in the Champagne Storage room.""Damn, lost the bet." Star says. "Alright, the others are in the Kitchen, waiting to hear from them.""So any other place you'd like to see before you leave?" You ask. Dr. Griffin's done a few of the tourist things, but mostly it's been work."Well...I'm interested in the Tokyo Tower, but I think that'd be tempting fate. A Ghostbuster AND the Tokyo Tower together? Last thing I need is ANOTHER apocalypse."You roll your eyes. "You know, that's not the tallest place in Tokyo anymore, right?"
>>28276084>Implying that, while Tokyo Tower isn't the tallest place anymore, that it isn't a leyline for all sorts of magical bullshit, hoodoo voodoo, etc.
>>28276122Well, at least it wasn't constructed with cold-riveted beams, gold plated bolts, and designed like Nasa's telescopes to search deep space for dead pulsars>implying
Rolled 18, 12, 10, 4 = 44>>28276084"Guys!" Star's back on. "Daisuke won the bet. The spook's in the kitchen.""Yes! Told you those places were death traps!" You say."We're on our way!" Dr. Griffin says.The two of you hurry through the halls into the other wing, and head to the kitchen. Drawing wands, and charging up.Akira and Sato are pointing their wands at the doors of a large full-size freezer. You check, three full red bars. Okay, nothing serious. You can handle this.The door flings open and the ghost lunges out. It's got a 'skeleton' of champagne bottles and various kitchen junk, and caked on top of that frame is...cake.Cakes, mousse, marzipan sheets, ice cream, and candied fruit all cover the thing. There's champagne and black slime oozing from it, along with dripping confectionary. Two kiwi halves make the thing's eyes, and a mouth of champagne cork teeth opens up to spew a spray that's a mix of champagne, melted dessert, and black slime at you all.
>>28276183If we're lucky only New York was designed by occult scientist as the apocalypse center of the world.As fucking if
Rolled 6>>28276203GHOST ROLLCongratulations! You got your cherry popped by a creature that's partially made out of maraschino cherries!You've all been slimed.You lose first initiative.The Dessert Ghost flings a champagne bottle at your head.
>>28276041Fair enough, but that's the point... we could probably focus on something that isn't entirely useless that might actually help.>>28276183>>28276084Let's hope that none of Shandor's cult made it to the land of the rising sun. Now wouldn't that be great.And by great I mean PANTS SHITTINGLY TERRIFYING
>>28276235>You got your cherry popped!Oh god, I don't want to be in thi->You've all been slimed.Oh.... Okay.
>>28276235>You've all been slimed.Oh god it BURNS
Rolled 17>>28276235It misses.Your turn. You can open with whatever form of beam that you'd like. All options from Movie, Game, and Sanctum of Slime Game, are available to you. Some are more effective than others.
>>28276259It is a physical construct bound by slime and it's spewing black slime at us (ow ow ow ow ow).Slime it!
>>28276259Is there a way we can do some sort of Wonder Shotgun and open up with All the Beams at the same time?
>>28276259Well, if it's oozing slime we should use the slime blower on it. We can use our packs to get to the core later but for now we contain it with good slime.
>>28276259Slime blower, honey bunch!
>>28276301It might not have a core and be a class IV or V. If it does have a focal object and it's a class VI, this is gonna be tough.
>>28276293>>28276301>>28276318Slime blower it is. It seems to do adequately.Roll 1d20, target is 13.
>>28276293Well, constructs can be bound by slime and/or PKE, but slime is still effective against both unless something else is at play.I have a feeling it is.
Rolled 5>>28276373>13The gaijins unlucky number? Okay.Rolling
>>28276013Yes, yes he is.
Rolled 10>>28276373Oh you'll love my toxic love!
Rolled 3>>28276373Hope this time my roll isn't that bad
Rolled 12>>28276373Luck gods guide my dice!
>>28276259Can we get a pastebin list of available tech.Not just pack weapons, but types of goggles and scanners as well?
Rolled 3, 8, 13 = 24>>28276437I'll put something together for next episode. (You'll need it)Sadly it seems that all the slime does is cover some of the ghost's 'flesh.'Sato follows suit with the slime blower, and Akira and Dr. Griffin go with a proton beam. They're all the same, effective but nothing amazing.
Rolled 3, 15 = 18>>28276500Dr. Griffin's experience is showing. Her beam from her proton gun nails the creep. It lunges across the floor away from the attack, and spits a machine gun stream of corks at her.
>>28276437>>28276500I can get started on one and GM can finish/add onto it in the meantime if that's fine.,
>>28276500>>28276535INTERCEPT THE CORKS WITH STASIS BEAM!
>>28276393>>28276414>>28276421Thank god this isn't Bleach Quest or Fate/Stay Again.
>>28276535One hits her armored shoulder pads hard enough for her to wince. She's not hurt, but she's lost her beam on the thing.Your turn.
>>28276548Don't forget the various cool shit from the animated series.Like The attempted Ecto Grenade, and that device that linked multiple proton packs together into a bomb, a more refined version of the tactic that first sealed the boogey man in his realm.Wait...wasn't there a late series episode of the first cartoon where the team went to Japan and the Japanese government gave them a bunch of stuff, including obvious copyright infringement versions of their gear?
Rolled 1>>28276554I'm sorry, are we still rolling 1d20?Thunderstruck
>>28276554>One hits her armored shoulder pads hard enough for her to wince.We still haven't invested in body protection ourselves have we? Well, speed and courage is a virtue I guess.
>>28276554Meson Collider on the assembled creature?
>>28276613I'll make it more clear.Do you want to swap to a different attack, or do you want to keep blowing slime?
>>28276575Damn it, dice! We just wanna bust some ghosts! Is that so much to ask?>>28276587I recall hearing about it, though sadly my lore on that particular episode is lacking.
>>28276632Ah, I would like to swap to a different attack. The Meson Collider.
>>28276632I say we swap for.... um.....Crap, what were our other options?Maybe the Stasis field?
>>28276643I have the time life box set in my line of sight across the room, but I don't want to figure out which episode and dig through the set for it.
Slime or Proton Beam. We break through to the core or we contain with the slime. Since the others have their beams out, we should not switch weapons. Going with Slime Blower.
>>28276632Keep sliming, contain first, frag later
>>28276683Slime isn't mean to contain, it's mean to loose it's hold on the material objects around it and weaken it's entity form.Stasis stream contains.
>>28276670Nabbed this from Wikipedia:133 "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters" Jules Dennis, Richard Mueller September 21, 1991 140–605The Ghostbusters and Slimer arrive in Tokyo, Japan to battle ghosts that resemble Japanese movie monsters.
>>28276756...Well there goes my excuse for being lazy. TO ME, MY BOXED SET THAT LOOKS LIKE THE FIRE HOUSE
>>28276740>>28276683Keep sliming that caloric nightmare!Roll 1d20
Rolled 11>>28276803Rolling thunder
Rolled 5, 9, 12 = 26>>28276808HSSSSST! A sizzling sound as green slime and black slime make contact. You see the thermic reaction burn that tasty fucker."Let's send this 'ombre home in a doggy bag!" Akira says."Eh, six out of ten." Sato says."Eat me, oh keeper of 'Ancient Wisdom.' Just shoot!" He snaps back.The other three open fire.
Rolled 3>>28276880Again, the other two men miss but Kylie's a deadshot. Well...near dead-shot but close enough.The Dessert Ghost hurls a champagne bottle at your head.
>>28276899Again, no problem dodging that.Dessert ghost isn't looking too hot. Still strong, but it's firm bottle skeleton isn't so firm. The thing's starting to melt into a giant mass of sugar, carbohydrates, and cheap sparkling wine that was, most likely, NOT made in a specific region of France. Your turn, swap or continue?
>>28276930>Let the good vibes flow.
>>28276930Continue with the slime assault.
>>28276930>>28276977Let them rock you around
http://pastebin.com/dk18CJECAn update on those weapons, all from the realistic game. Gonna add the PKE and scanner, and then work with the other games and then cartoon.
>>28276756>>28276784Slimer is a minor celebrity in Japan.
>>28277017So are we, ha
>>28277017...I wonder, did the Ecto-Ichi get mothballed and put into storage in Japan or does GBI have it along with the various other Ecto vehicles?
>>28277069Yeah, but people were cheering him when he got off the plane, and mobbing him for an autograph.Slimer was big in Japan in the world of Ghost Bustes back in the 90's.
>>28277071...I forgot the Ecto-Ichi had harrier jet style flight/water hover.
>>28277071>>28277135It was probably shipped back to the states after the incident, we'd have to requisition it from HQ and whoever heads the GB corporation.
>>28277135Of course Ray would recognize a rare 1960's movie monster turned ghost.
>>28277071>Lizardo responded by stepping on Ecto-Ichi and rendering it a total loss.I'm sorry man...
Note to self, drawing cake and icing is hard. Have to practice that.Note to self 2.0. trying a "new style" is not to be considered lightly
>>28277193DUDE, I'm in the middle of the episode. Pausing to make posts. I haven't seen this episode in years and it was surprisingly fresh.
>>28277206Hey, you're getting better at this.
>>28275121Or we had a useless major like "Ancient Mesopotamian Off-hand Underwater Basket Weaving".
>>28277232Ah, sorry mate. My bad.
>>28277255I'm thinking more of sociology, education, psychology or anthropology considering the subject of the thesis that screwed everything up
>>28277259Nah, no worries. Its okay, would have found out sooner or later....HEY, CRAB BATTLE!
>>28277345...Ray obviously watched the dubs of the Lizardo movies.
>>28277071>>28277135>>28277163Huh, wonder why we haven't cashed in on that ye-->>28277193Aw, piss.
>>28275348>I caved and let you all listen to 'Sports' on the way here right?What's the matter Star, is Huey too black sounding for you?>>28275668>People Against Good And NicenessGoodness and Normalcy, actually.>>28275813I think our approach should be "learn everything we possibly can". After all, Ray knew enough about engineering, physics, and so on to figure out that Dana's apartment was a big old antenna for bad juju by looking at the schematics. And unless one of our co-workers has skills I missed mention of, ゴーストバスターズ日本 probably still needs a resident geardo.>>28277330So something even MORE useless than AMOUBW. Got it. I'm kidding.
>>28277476What is the point of tapping a positron accelerator into an external extra electrical power source?...that seems like it shouldn't affect jack shit or am I just dead wrong.Goodbye Ecto-Ichi...we hardly knew ye.
>>28277678I wonder what happened to that Kenji kid.
>>28277678Pump the sum total electrical output of every powerplant in Japan into it?
>>28277678>>28277731So it's the Positron Cannon from Eva?
>>28276992(Apologies for the delay.)You continue to slime the thing as Dr. Griffin keeps her beam steadyRoll 1d20
Rolled 11>>28277786Keep on keeping on
Rolled 10>>28277786Rolling now!
Rolled 6>>28277786g-g-g-ghost dice
Rolled 9, 2, 2 = 13>>28277862Eh, it's not having the same kind of impact as it did from before.The other two open fire and Dr. Griffin attempts to hold her beam steady.
Rolled 19>>28277877Misses and the thing breaks free again.It shoots another bottle at Kylie's head.
Rolled 12>>28277897PANG!OW. That look like it hurt. She waves it off, but half of her face is going to be one giant bruise after this.Swap or slime?
Ugh, finally. Alright, here's probably my last update for the night. Tried to include and organize as much stuff as I could.http://pastebin.com/x9kVvjJJ
>>28277918STASIS FIELD!Stasis field stasis field oh my god stasis field!
>>28277918It's a construct, and we've weakened it's hold on the materials that create with the proto slime. Tet's try and rip this thing apart with a Boson Dart.
>>28277974Hmm, sounds about right
>>28278069>>28278021>>28277974Nail that fucker with a Boson Dart. Roll 1d20 Target number is 11.
Rolled 18>>28278084Go go gadget dice!
Rolled 11>>28278084Swiss Roll
Rolled 9>>28278084Don't have anything to say for this roll, rolling
Rolled 18>>28278105SPLORCH! Half of the room is now covered in a mess of slime, champagne, and dessert mash.There's a pulsing light within the center of the remaining mass."Trap out!" Dr. Griffin says as she tosses a trap and the others all switch to capture stream.The ghost tries to break free, but it's been blasted to high hell and back. It'll take a lucky break for it to get free.
>>28278208...How lucky we talking here?
>>28278208>It'll take a lucky break for it to get freeTempting fate much?
>>28278208>It'll take a lucky break for it to get freeSUDDENLY!
>>28278208It almost gets a little bit free but, no. The light sphere/humanoid-esque figure is sucked within the trap and it snaps shut.The rest of the dessert ghost collapses into a mass of sweet, sudsy, sludge; covering the kitchen floor."Do they have an ice pack?" Kylie asks.A reluctantly-given check later, you're all driving back to the Dumpling Factory. Still covered in champagne/dessert goop. (The black slime has sizzled away) Dr. Griffin is lying down in the back with an ice pack on her face, and several more of the things in the van."We didn't have to take them all." Sato says."They offered." Akira says.> Ask about Akira's hat.> Ask about Star's love for the 80s even though she would have been 6, at the oldest, in 1990.> Ask about the town in the boonies the others have come from.> Other
>>28278208That is one stubborn ghost.
>>28278316> Ask about the town in the boonies the others have come from.I have no idea what this is
>>28278316>> Ask about Star's love for the 80s even though she would have been 6, at the oldest, in 1990.
Rolled 3>>28278316Star's 80's obsession.As a player and a person, I get it. My grandpa had a fascination with WWI aviation, but was born after the conflict.
>>28278316Ask about the boonies, also ponder aloud if Star's 80's obsession is a way to connect more to her Uncle.
>>28278316>Ask about the town in the boonies the others have come from.I don't know what this means, but I'd like to know more.
>>28278316>> OtherPassingly mention that, still being a lowly rookie with a humble opinion, after witnessing four encounters and several injuries it may be a worthwhile idea to discuss into better protective gear.
>>28278316I'd ask Star about her love for the 80's, but, it appears we were both born on the same year, 1984, if my math's right. I'll admit, I'm a bit of a sucker for the 80's as well, though the 90's holds a place in my heart as well. I might not be able to remember every single thing from that era, but I do recall the 80's media being awesome.Whelp, it's official. I'm old.
>>28278316>Ask about Star's love for the 80s even though she would have been 6, at the oldest, in 1990.
>>28278429This too, head protection should be a requirement in the manual
>>28278429Yeah, why aren't we doing this.
>>28278316>OtherAsk if there's an airsoft shop around where we can buy some protective gear.At least motorcycle helmets or something.
>>28278429That's a good idea, actually.
>>28278522>>28278529Heh, if it were the government they'd gone full on hazmat body armor special. Black slime on skin is not fun, having your soul sucked out hurts.Speaking of which, I wouldn't be surprised if the nations of the world aren't taking a keener interest in the paranormal as of the last decade.
>>28278603Are you thinking Delta Green or SCP?
>>28278429"You know...we should look into getting some better protective gear." You say. "Like helmets, or shoulder pads like Dr. Griffin has.""Helmets can be a risky thing." Dr. Griffin groans. "Renaldo once went in wearing a helmet, and it almost deafened him. Vibrations and resonance. Also my armor took months of adjustment. I suggest starting small, and build up until you can't handle the side-effects.""Okay, thanks." Akira said. "We'll work on that."Huey Lewis and the News play on as Akira continues to drive like a lunatic. "So, Star." You ask. "Is there a reason you're so into the 80s? I mean, when were you born? 84, 85?""84." She says. "Mother and Father both worked. A lot. My Uncle had already been hit bad by the burst of the bubble, so he offered to watch me. My folks couldn't afford much, or send me to a day care or one of the better cram schools that give care for young kids. So, Uncle Ryoji raised me." She smiles. "And he showed me everything about his glory days. Music, tv, video games, everything. He actually had an old Atari system." She shakes her head. "I'm not an idiot, I know that there were plenty of bad things about those days. My Uncle was an example of a lot of them...but...there was a lot of fun things present. Especially for a little girl who couldn't afford many toys, so Uncle's VCR tapes of subtitled Isis episodes, and the old spider-man knockoff show with the mecha, they became important to me." She sighs. "Things were good for a while, and Uncle got back on his feet...almost." She looks down. "Then Father got a promotion and moved out to the sticks. Uncle couldn't come with, and then..." She makes a gesture with her hands. "I miss him a lot."(cont)
>>28278645Little of both, possibly with elements of MIB.Trained psychic soldiers and stuff ala The Men Who Stare at Goats
>>28278711>the old spider-man knockoff show with the mechaBut that wasn't a Knock-Off, that was officially licenced.
>>28278711?"Renaldo once went in wearing a helmet, and it almost deafened him. Vibrations and resonance. Also my armor took months of adjustment. I suggest starting small, and build up until you can't handle the side-effects."Hmm, if possible we could try to work on more vibration resistant models, better insulate them insideout and such. Heck, covering it with slime would be messy but it would stop the sonic vibrations from deafening us.
>>28278711YOMI-1 pulls into the Dumpling Factory, and you all pile out, sticky and still slightly dripping."First dibs on the shower!" Star says as she walks through the factory floor, heading to the 'bathroom' that has the emergency chemical shower. (with eye rinse)"Right behind you." Dr. Griffin says."Hey, Akira!" Sana, your secre-Operations Manager shouts. "Your damn horse is on the roof again!""So?" Akira asks."So get it down, or else it's going to get us in trouble!""Well, did you ASK her if she WANTED to come down?" He snaps."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!" She says."Alright, alright." He grumbles and heads for the roof."Umm, Sana?" Sato asks. "Who are these people?"There's three schoolgirls sitting in the chairs at the 'waiting area.' (Sana has put a few chairs around a giant industrial mixing bowl you flipped over, and put some magazines on top of the bowl's flat bottom.) They're idly leafing through the fashion magazines, and one of them is looking up at you."I dunno." Sana says. "I look, there's nothing there. I look again, they're sitting there. I asked them if they wanted anything. They asked for Fiji Water, I said we only had tap. They said they were 'Fine, then.' Other than that, I assumed they were YOUR problem." She says, handing Sato some paperwork. "Now, you're back, and I have to go see if I'm a suitable face to sell dental floss. Later!" She walks out."Uhh..." Sato looks at you for help, a glob of whipped cream falls off from the side of his face and onto the ground.> Go say hello, idiot> Go get the packs, dummy.> Go take a shower, stupid. I'll talk to them.
>>28278869We should say hello. Still wearing a quasi unlicensed nuclear accelerator and covered with near acidic slime."All in the days work for a ghostbuster."
>>28278869Sato, while your impression of an ice cream sundae is high class, these girls require a more... lowbrow touch.
>>28278869We'll talk to the girls. Sato can stow the packs.
> Go get the packs, dummy.This is in no way related to that screwup, no way.
>>28278869Sana has like... a gun under the desk, right? Because like >>28279068 said....
>>28278953"Sato, stow the packs and go get cleaned up. You look like a walking sundae. I'll say hello." You say."I think with the cake lumps I qualify more as a parfait." He says."Unless you want a blueberry topping the same kind that Dr. Griffin got, you'll stop being a smart ass and go." You say."Jerk." Sato says with a smile and heads off.You wipe marzipan glaze out of your hair and walk up to the girls.They're ko-gals, dressed in designer clothes, at-least fifty dollar haircuts, make-up that probably cost more than your entire wardrobe, and one of them is texting on the very latest kind of smartphones. Apparently, these are very successful ko-gals, and it's not hard to see why.These girls are pretty much a showcase of the 'ideal' of young, japanese, female companions. One of them's in a modified school girl uniform, with the skirt too high and the shirt too tight, floppy socks and designer shoes. A Gucci bag hanging from one shoulder, pigtails, and an honest to God lollipop in her mouth. The next one is all bad-girl. Spiky dyed hair, a leather jacket, bikini top, and no shirt. Tight, very tight, jeans, designer sunglasses, and top of the line running shoes. Piercings, and she's crewing a piece of gum.The third one, is a queen bee type. Bracelets and earrings. A designer pair of shorts, high heeled sandals that lace up to her knees, a blouse that probably cost more than YOMI-1 did. Perfectly applied make-up, and her nails are very very red.All three girls also have a single streak of white in their hair, in the same place.Also, you can hear your PKE meter going off at your side. A glance down sees a full five bar reaction, solid green.> *Draw wand and charge pack* Get out.> What do you want?> What are you?> Run.
>>28279136>What do you want and why are you bothering me while I'm covered in food?Let's not threaten the supernatural beings when we don't know fast they can squash us, shall we?
>>28279136>>What do you want"Normally we go to the ghosts, not the other way around."
>>28279136Say hello of course, and ask who they are.The PKE just could be going off because we're still coated in slime.Or they've had a recent haunting and are tainted or holding something tainted.or they're witches/possesed
>>28279136>Hello fine ladies, how's the weather treating you? Now, if my scanner is fine and not just happy to see you, may I query about your presence in our fine stablishment?
>>28279136>What do you want?>>28279252They're whores, anon. Like, literal ones.
>>28279235>>28279238If they were full on ghosts, it'd go red. Whatever these girls are, they're not completely spectral but something else.>>28279136> What do you want?
>>28279266We gonna have to bust "the invisible man sleeping in their bed"?Bastard doesn't even bother to pay.
"Ladies." You say as you wipe off some more of the gunk off your face. "So...what brings you to our establishment?"The queen bee kogal walks up to you. "This is Ghostbusters, yes? Where we can sign up for patronage?""We're actually doing this?" The bad girl puts down her phone and scowls. "Yumi," The Bad Girl says to the Queen Bee. "I thought you said that these people were powerful. They're mortals, they're covered in," She sniffs and makes a face. "Cheap champagne, and this place is a dump!"You hear squishing behind you and you see Akira, still covered in syrup, walk past. "The girls are out, right? Okay, I'm going to get hosed off...and I don't care if Akira's in there. This stuff is starting to harden and it's seeping into personal spaces! He can share the damn shower!" He rants as he walks past the four of you without pausing.The three kogals just stare for a moment. The schoolgirl giggles a little. Then they turn back to you."So, there's a form or something?" Yumi asks.> Patronage?> What ARE you?> Akira, where's the horse?> Other
>>28279385>"So, there's a form or something?""Of course, of course, paperwork and all. The Ghost Busters would be delighted to provide service to. . .I'm sorry, I didn't catch who you were."
>>28279385>What ARE you?"Other than 'totally not hookers', I mean."
>>28279453Yes. We say this.
>>28279385>Akira, where's the horse?Priorities.Also: "you see Akria, still covered in syrup walk past... 'I don't care if Akira's in there....' He rants as he walks past"After that, ask about Patronage.
Rolled 2>>28279385"Patronage? Are you young women habitually haunted or more thAn human? I hope you'll excuse the mess, we had a run in with a possessed kitchen,"
>>28279521(Sorry, typo)"Akira, where's the horse?" You ask."Musashi's fine. She's out back." Akira says."You have a female horse named Musashi?" The School Girl asks. "No, we don't!" Akira snaps. "And if anyone ASKS about it, you HAVEN'T seen one! Ugh...this is chafing." "Yumi?" The School Girl asks the Queen Bee. "You're SURE this is okay?""Okay, so what ARE you?" You ask. "I mean other than Ko-gals and NOT hookers.""Cute." Yumi says. "Well, as you heard. I'm Yumi, "That's Rini, and that's Chi-chi." She points to the schoolgirl and bad-girl in turn. Yumi sighs. "Can we skip to business? I mean Patron, Supplicant, Acolyte. Whatever word you want to use. I just need to get me and my girls under a name." She sighs. "Plus we all have dates later.""You sure this is what's best for the warren?" Chi-chi says. "Chitika says that her gals are-""Those foxes only say things between sucking cocks." Yumi snaps. "This is us getting out in front of the herd.""What herd?" You ask. "And what exactly ARE you?""Kemono rabbit spirits." Chi-chi says. "Wasn't it obvious? Tch, mortals...""We're grouped with Kitsune and Tanuki." Rini says. "Although we're FAR better than those losers.""Kyuubi?" Chi-chi says. "Sociopath sluts." Rini says. You get the feeling that you're listening to a known routine."Tanuki?" Chi-chi asks."Redneck gluttons." Rini says."So what does that make your kind?" You ask."Stylish...didn't you notice the Gucci Bag?" Yumi says."I thought it was weird that a Yokai wore Chanel No. 5." You say."Well, I know it can't compare with Eau de Marzipan that YOU have...but seriously can we sign or do we need to draw blood?"> What herd?> You're...rabbits?> What kind of pact are you TALKING about?> Go...please...please just go...
>>28279724"We have know just what prospective clients are after. Company policy."
>>28279724>What kind of pact are you TALKING about and why does it involve blood?I think they're trying to cover their asses so we don't toast them someday.
>>28279724>> You're...rabbits?>> What kind of pact are you TALKING about?
>>28279782If that's truly the case they're out of luck. We aren't gonna turn traitor to our own species anytime soon.
>>28279724"Ok, let me get this straight because the cream in my ears are causing me to miss things. So you ...ladies are rabbit ...spirits and you would like The Ghostbusters to be your patron? Is that correct? So, what does this pact entail?"Also get Dr Griffin down here, stat. She need to hear this.
>>28279859I second. And check the manual in case there's a section "So a bunch of youkai want to cut a deal, do's and don'ts.
>>28279887Oh, there's no 'in case', my friend. The manual probably has rules for dealing with the ghosts of alien invaders.
>>28279887...Yeah let's do this.You'd think they'd mention something like this.
>>28279724>what kind of Pact were you looking for, exactly? All our paperwork is going to have to be approved by corporate, go through legal, be negotiated with your preferred counsel, and lastly filed with the Paranormal Oversight Committee.Now. I imagine your seeking a legal protected status for your trio. Avoided what are benign and normal conditions for you scaring some mortal ignorant to the truths of the universe and prompting them to call us on a bust? Or are you looking to pre-book assurances that stronger creatures that don't play by civil rules what come after you get a face full of positron? Either way, I think it prudent to include Dr. griffin in these proceedings.
>>28279859>>28279846We should not be getting involved in the affairs of spirits and picking sides.Firstly because that's entirely the antithesis of our ogranization, secondly thats a can of worms and has loads of ramifications.
>>28279724We don't deal with demons... we BUST demons.That's what we do.
>>28279932Not necessarily, the GBE had to employ the aid of a few ghosts every now and then and left them well enough alone.All depends on maintaining order and balance.
>>28279966Demons, ghosts, phantoms, shades. All semantics.Why did Egon let slimer roam free and why are we letting Yurei chill in the chyme?Everything is an asset if we play our cards right.
"We have know just what prospective clients are after. Company policy." You say. "So, what kind of pact are you talking about?"A pause. "You seriously don't know?""Apparently yes.""You're a part of a global organization of shamans that have destroyed Gods, Magi, Forgotten Ones, Elder Gods, a rouge part of the bermuda triangle, and Legion Class demons. You have created one of the most feared Penal Realms, and all of you have the ability to end the world, strapped to your backs. All of that, and You. Don't. Know." She pauses. "Wow. Umm...yeah. Okay..." She laughs a little to herself. "Alright, umm...where to begin...""The Hyaku Monogatari is beginning." Rini says. "Most yurei and yokai are either going to ground or asking shamans for protection.""We saw the news story about how you Ghostbusters were here, and we'd figured we get in now, and skip the later rush.""The Hyaku Monogatari?" You ask. "The game with the scary stories and the candles?"They all shake their head. "No. It's...well yes, we called it that, but that's because it's One Hundred nights long before..." Chi-chi shivers."Before what?" You ask."Before there's an Event, and we would really REALLY prefer it if you didn't ask us about the Event, because Yokai who talk about it, usually end up very VERY dead." Yumi says."So, has it begun?" You ask."No." Chi-chi laughs. "Not by a LONG shot. These little ghosts are the...what do you call them? The little fish that swim along big fish and pick off bits of their kills? Yeah. The One Hundred Moons isn't until next month.""So, before every Fox, Raccoon, and Umbrella is knocking down your door begging for protection, can we get in early? Maybe even with a discount? It's easier to survive the One Hundred Moons if it's known that you have a Shaman backing you."> Sure, let me get the paperwork.> Can you tell me anything about this event?> Let's talk rates and special 'Protection' packages.
>>28279724You're...rabbits? After the shit I've seen, I guess that isn't such a stretch. So, yeah, what kind of pact are we talking about here?"And mix >>28279781 in there as well.
>>28280095Yes. Let's con the rich bunny girls. YIIIIIIIS.
>>28280095>let's talk rates,oh dr. Griffin, I need a lore consultation.
>>28280095I'd say maybe conning them, except apparently we're too damn nice for that. So...>Sure, let me get the paperwork.
>>28280095I wonder if it's anything like Hyakki Yagyō?
>>28280095> Let's talk rates and special 'Protection' packages. (IE: what kind of protection and how active are you expecting?>We need Dr. Griffin for this oneI swear that if I survive tomorrow's test I'll have those 3 drawn for the next thread.
>>28280095>>28280126No, let's NOT con the rich bunny girls. Let's figure out what the shit is going on and charge them a fair price for whatever services we can render. Which will happen to be expensive.>Yokai who talk about it usually end up very VERY deadWell fuck.Also, are we shamans? I mean I guess we do exorcisms, but I always imagined shamans as more mystic...
>>28280180We are scientists, not shamans. We accomplish the same feats, but we and our craft is not not bound by supersition and esoterism.
>>28280095>Let's talk rates and special 'Protection' packages.And if they start flirting, we say "no".Who knows what kind of spiritual VD they might be carrying.
>>28280180>>28280095I agree with not conning the bunny girls and Dr Griffin lore check. Also this Event sounds a bit apocalyptic. Here hoping for reinforcements from Central for it.
>>28280180>Also, are we shamans?Pretty much, just instead of incense and chants, we have lasers and explosions.
What sort of protection do they want?I hope they don't mean protecting their ancestral home or anything, we can't be running left and right saving ghosts from other ghosts while yet more ghosts pop out of the woodwork.If we had the cash and time, we could construct "customer security contaiment grid" where they find saftey until this event is over.The grid is basically limbo/ellysium. Pleasant, ghosts can't hurt each other, there's no hunger or pain or conflict. Then when the times up, we let them go.
>>28280229Spiritual VD is the name of my Anal Cunt cover band.
I wonder if Dr. Griffin would think something like "should've taken an earlier flight", her last days in japan and this pops out.
>>28280277Spiritual VD is the Name of My Anal Cunt Cover Band is the name of my Eagles of Death Metal cover band.
>>28280274Unless the yokai know where to find some hidden hoardes of gold, that's might not fit in the budget.
>>28280305Spiritual VD is the Name of My Anal Cunt Cover Band is the Name of My Eagles of Death Metal Cover Band is the name of my experiemental music group.
>>28280274>The grid is basically limbo/ellysium. Pleasant, ghosts can't hurt each other, there's no hunger or pain or conflict. Then when the times up, we let them go.There was the Real Ghostbusters episode where the GB got captured by their Peoplebusters counterparts and put in their containment grid.I wonder what Peoplebuster doppelganger is up to ghostworld Tokyo.
>>28280321I was about to say renting rooms to the youkai, but the PCOC or whatever would be in our necks faster than you can say "gashadokuro". What with all the equipment, the containment unit and so.
>>28280413>I wonder what Peoplebuster doppelganger is up to ghostworld Tokyo.Wondering why he joined Peoplebusters in the first place and really wanting to shower off some of the protoslime a lost human just drenched him with.
"Daisuke?" Star asks as she comes out, dressed in her usual casual 80s garb.The rabbits all choke back laughter at the sight of her.You narrow your eyes. Okay, and there went your good will."Let's talk rates. Star? Could you go get Dr. Griffin for me? She should probably be here.""Okay."It takes a bit, and you have to repeat to yourself that this is a form of insurance, NOT 'protection.' But these girls have NO lack of money from their 'dates.' So you've been pulling out everything from the handbook."So...does Sentient Fire get covered by Fire Insurance or Creature Insurance?" You ask Akira."Right now...I'm more worried about Life Insurance." Akira says. "I asked around, Sachiko wasn't lying. She's been giving payouts to the cops, some gangs, and a politician. If the money dries up, everyone in the Reject Zone is going to be in a lot of trouble.""So, we're extorting protection money from Yokai, so that humans can extort protection money from us?" You ask."Well...if we want to take up Sachiko's role." Akira says. "Nothing saying we can't just let the rest of the Zone go."> Like hell.> Sachiko better get well soon> So...should we charge separate fees for water assaults on land, and one for water assaults on water? The Koreans need a new air conditioner.
>>28280509Like HELL we will! We buy booze here!
>>28280509>> Sachiko better get well soonThe reject zone was here before us, it'll be here without us.Not our department.
>>28280509> So...should we charge separate fees for water assaults on land, and one for water assaults on water? The Koreans need a new air conditioner.Money, money, moneyI don't really give two fucks about the reject zone.
>>28280509>So...should we charge separate fees for water assaults on land, and one for water assaults on water? The Koreans need a new air conditioner.
>>28280562>>28280581>>28280583Well, I seem to be in the moral minority here. Ah well, at least I'm also the only one thinking of booze within easy walking distance.
>>28280509Which option is the one that says that we care about the people here?I mean, suddendly the "words" became confusing
>>28280509Well, I think we can spot Sachiko one month. BUT one month only.
>>28280532Exactly this, this is a pretty neat place so far.And it's not like we have anywhere better to go than the reject zone.
>>28280635> Like Hell (I care about the Reject Zone)> Sachiko better get well soon. (The Zone is not our problem. Arrow girl can deal with it.)> So...should we charge separate fees for water assaults on land, and one for water assaults on water? The Koreans need a new air conditioner. (I like getting money...and I suppose we can kick in a few dollars to the Reject Zone.)
>>28280676>>28280666>> So...should we charge separate fees for water assaults on land, and one for water assaults on water? The Koreans need a new air conditioner. (I like getting money...and I suppose we can kick in a few dollars to the Reject Zone.)Exactly this.
>>28280676> So...should we charge separate fees for water assaults on land, and one for water assaults on water? The Koreans need a new air conditioner. (I like getting money...and I suppose we can kick in a few dollars to the Reject Zone.)Sachiko still better come back soon this isn't going to be a regular thing.
>>28280676Thank you very much.>Like Hell (I care about the Reject Zone)
>>28280509>Like hell.Our morality might've gotten us kicked us out of college without a yen to our name, but damn it, it's steered us right.
>>28280676>>28280666>> So...should we charge separate fees for water assaults on land, and one for water assaults on water? The Koreans need a new air conditioner. (I like getting money...and I suppose we can kick in a few dollars to the Reject Zone.)
>>28280766"So, if you want our FULL Water protection package, you'll have to sign here to cover not just Japan, but International Waters as well." You say. "This is for legal purposes, of course.""Remember the Shaman who only was asking for your first born child?" Rini asks Yumi. "Is it too late to go back to him?""YOU are my first born child!" Yumi snaps. (They look the same damn age.)"I know! That fucker just wanted my flesh and soul. And you KNOW we could have out ran him." She points at the large stack of paperwork. "No out running THIS legal nightmare!""Found it!" Dr. Griffin says from her research station. "The Hyaku Monogatari Tsukimi. Known as the Nights of Blood, The Dark Times, Shadow Moons. It's a period that ties into a lunar conjunction. Apparently, starting next month, after a hundred days, Luna, Phobos, Deimos, Callisto, Io, Titan, Iapetus, Oberon, Umbriel, and Triton will all be in alignment...oh Pluto too.""Does Pluto still count?" Sato asks."Well no one told the moons that Pluto was downgraded. Or maybe Pluto told the moons and they are upset with us about it." Dr. Griffin says. "Anyway, this conjunction is apparently going to cause wild PKE fluctuations on a massive level." She nods. "Twinkies for everyone." She mutters under her breath. "And for once, New York is NOT the focus of this Conjunction. Because it'll be Midnight HERE when the moons are in alignment." She nods. "This has happened before, most other times it was over the ocean so no big deal, but the last time this occurred..." She pauses."Who is Oiwa?"The Rabbit Girls all pause. They're frozen, eyes wide with terror. Rini isn't breathing."It's..." Yumi swallows. "It's okay. It's okay. She's a mortal. She's a shaman. She can say...names." She looks up at you. "But PLEASE, do NOT say that name again around us. PLEASE!"> Who's Oiwa?> Wait...her? The chick with the face?> Why are you so scared about...names?
>>28281047>but the last time this occurred...Atlantis?
> Wait...her? The chick with the face?
>>28281047>> Wait...her? The chick with the face?So on a scale of Vigo to Gozer, how big of a twinkie we talking here?
>>28281047>Wait...her? The chick with the face?>Apparently, starting next month, after a hundred days, Luna, Phobos, Deimos, Callisto, Io, Titan, Iapetus, Oberon, Umbriel, and Triton will all be in alignment...oh Pluto too.Well that could just be... orbital wobble.
>>28281083Or Soddom and Gamorah.
>>28281047> Wait...her? The chick with the face?We're getting the biggest twinkie, at least that's not our fault, unless our paper caused pluto to be angry at us... we're not an astronomy major, right?
>>28281047>>28281047Ok, Dr Griffin, can you explain without the name please? Call her Harvey Dent or something.>What;s with the name.
>>28281110Who knows?It's not like the city was purposely designed for this type of- ah, who am I kidding.We have no idea if this will be anything like the GB's previous Sumerian god encounters or Vigo's transylvanian vampire/wizard gig.
>>28281120>referencing That Movie>even as a jokeFuck you, man. Fuck you.
>>28281127Since when was sodom and gamorah over the ocean?
>>28281047Names have a large amount of meaning in terms of European mysticism (the idea of a true name holding power over a person is present throughout the continent). Does Japan have a similar phenomenon? I don't recall it from anything I've heard...
>>28281213Well, I don't see any ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah, do you?
>>28281127>>28281213>Sodom and Gomorrahhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bar3GOzDNzg
>>28281047Alright, who's She-Who-Must_Not-Be-Named?
>>28281229thank you I forgot how much I loved this
"Wait...her? The chick with the face?" You ask.The Rabbits all nod."So...Dr. Griffin." You ask. "On a scale of Slimer to Gozer, how big of a Twinkie are we talking about?"Dr. Griffin frowns, as she consults Tobin's, Spengler's, and a few old Japanese tomes that the others took with them from the farm. She looks up."Not...quite...Gozer." She says. "There will still be a landmass here. And buildings too, maybe some plant life and single-cell creatures, but anything with the capacity to think, or feel fear, or pain...will have a very bad night." She frowns. "But this isn't just you guys, these Hundred Nights are going to be unpleasant for everyone. But I don't see how this...named individual is involved?""Can I mama?" Rini asks.Yumi nods."Alright, say there was a legend that was very familiar. About how a samurai poisoned his wife, and is disfigured her face. She came back and possessed his new wife, and caused the samurai to kill her.""Yeah, we're familiar enough with the story of...that person." Star says. "Dressed up as her for Halloween once. I went to Tamiya Shrine first!""You really DO spit into the face of..." Rini shakes her head. "Alright, well...the story keeps going. Lady Ume, or Une, or Una...whatever the second wife's name was...her father was this powerful Lord. He grew terrified of the idea that the dead would have any influence over the living. He saw yurei everywhere he looked and he was filled with fear. So he summoned, and called out for all shamans, mikos, mystics, hunters, soldiers, and so forth...and he had them seal his land away.""What do you mean?" You ask."I mean, all magic, all yurei, all yokai that didn't flee...they were hunted and captured, or just destroyed. It was a systematic collection of all the things that went bump in the night. They forced it all together in one mass of power. He didn't care that he was sitting upon a ticking bomb, he just wanted to feel safe, and paid his exorcists a lot for it."(cont)
>>28281288The systematic collection sounds scarily familiar. Perhaps GBI should look into disposal of entities in Antartica?
>so he summoned, and called out for all shamans, mikos, mystics, hunters, soldiers, and so forth...and he had them seal his land away.> all magic, all yurei, all yokai that didn't flee...they were hunted and captured, or just destroyed. It was a systematic collection of all the things that went bump in the night. They forced it all together in one mass of power.A reverse Gensokyo? [Also not really like our containment unit, not at all]
>>28281324What good will that do? They'll just fly right back.If we're going to induce entity disintegration (aka "moving on") on beings who are unable to do it naturally our only options are mass arcane (true exorcisms [not just to hold them, but boot them into the next life) or systematic nuclear disintegration.Now this is the 21st century and I'd think nuclear reactors are more available than wizards these days.
>>28281372It's probably too expensive eitherway.Maybe we can at least ship the bulk of our ghosts from our grid to our other franchises far from this place using muon containment units.
>>28281372You'd like to think that, but everyone is becoming these giant, uneducated, cheap energy hating cowards nowadays. I'm actually more surprised that we're not losing reactors on a monthly basis.
>>28281288All the Ghostbusters in the room instantly look back at the Containment Grid."Go on." You all say."Well, the Lord...he was petty and spiteful.""The bitch had killed and tormented his daughter before making her husband kill her." Chi-chi says. "I would call that as being 'justifiably seeking revenge' personally.""Well, whatever you call it. This Dark Mass of power, and spirits, and Shadow...he had his priests rip...The Ghost In Questions' Spirit...out from the peace of the afterlife, and he sealed that Dark Mass within her. To show that he was mightier than a spirit, and to cause her suffering and pain for the suffering he caused her.""Wait. Wait. Wait." Seto says. "Someone took a vengeful spirit...that had JUST been appeased...and turned her into a Containment Unit?!"Dr. Griffin goes pale. "That's a Legion Class Entity! No...that's a Legion Class Entity that was artificially created...that would cause a recursing cadence and...result in an ecto-plasmic manifold that rebound upon itself, as well as was a vortex to others!""Easier words or do you need a better translation?" Sato asks.Dr. Griffin sighs. "Are you aware of what a 'Nanite Grey-Goo' nightmare scenario is?""Yeah.""Think THAT but with ghosts on the spiritual world." She shakes her head. "Tell me they sealed her away!""They did, locked her away tight with several shrines, and they say even the Kami themselves sealed her." Rini shudders. "But Hyaku Monogatari Tsukimi approaches.""Don't tell me she's breaking out!" Akira says."No! Oh, if that was happening, we'd kill ourselves now and skip the rush." Yumi says. "But a part of her will...and it'll seek out yokai and yurei. To feed. To fuel her rage. Just because she can. Humans will probably die too, but not many.""These projections are worst case scenario." Dr. Griffin says. "If they're saying is that a Fragment of the Entity emerges...and...oh yeah, human death goes WAY down, but don't get attached to many dogs."(Cont)
>>28281440"Fragments of...Her...already exist in this world. Unstoppable killers." Rini says. "So, when the Last Night comes and Her Shadow walks across the Land of the Rising Sun by the Light of the Hundred Bloody Moons...""You guys really have names for everything, don't you?" Star asks."When that happens...we want to hide somewhere where we know we'll be safe...well safe-ER." Rini says. "I don't know why you, most of the other Yokai think you're a joke, and say you're nothing but con-art-""Enough, Rini!" Yumi says. She pats the pile of paper. "Mortals are safer from the Girl than others, and we have an agreement that you'll keep me and my warren safe when the time comes, correct?""We will provide our services." Akira says."Good. Now...I think that's the last form. Are we done? Like I said, we've all got some dates tonight, and we need to get our mind to happier things."> Have a good night.> What was that about Fragments being here already?> Oooh, you're going to want to sign these and take our special 'You Say 'Yes' Anti-Deity Class' Insurance Plan. That's extra.> Other
>>28281516Wait, hold up, what was that about fragments being here already?Resist the urge to milk her for her worth more than you already have. We're not Venkmen, damn it.
>>28281516>What about the Fragments?We shouldn't bilk more money out of them. Instead get more information out of them, and get them to tell their friends about us. Now those guys will have to sign the Anti-Diety form
>>28281516> What was that about Fragments being here already?>Other "whatever became of the king, his lady, and his exorcists?"
>>28281516>Oooh, you're going to want to sign these and take our special 'You Say 'Yes' Anti-Deity Class' Insurance Plan. That's extra.
>>28281574>>28281579Still, we ought to at least tell them that if we ever do run into some serious dosh we can build the safest place for them to stay far away from this place. Nice and roomy too.Don't they know like an ancient buried treasure trove or something?
>>28281440>Oh, if that was happening, we'd kill ourselves now and skip the rush.Coming from them is that a joke? What with ghost world would've melded into realworld anyway.Well, if the L.C.E. ever did get out then we'd see what Vigo had in mind and then some. At least there'd still be a planet tho, unlike Gozer and her ilk or the Shandor/Architecht who wanted to minecraft all over the planet like a motherfucker and build a giant ghost city planet.
>>28281586>>Other "whatever became of the king, his lady, and his exorcists?"Yeah, ask this as well.
>>28281586Seconding this one, the less "legion entities" we have to deal at that time, the better. Or maybe to keep really away from those.
>>28281604Containment grids shouldn't be that expensive.If we tell HQ and the PCOC that we're expecting a major PKE spike event and requesting an alternative site to house ghosts away from location, surely they'll see the logic.
>>28281699>put a containment unit in an antarctic research stationWhat could go wrong?
"Well..." You say. "We're happy to provide protection, and by all means send your friends to us...they'll have to sign up with their own plans too, of course.""Of course." Yumi rolls her eyes. "You guys are almost as good as we are at this."Everyone holds up the handbook. "Chapter Seven, written by Miss Melnitz, herself." You say. "Anyway, when we DO offer you, your anti-entity shelter...well, we can only build it as strong as our resources can provide."Yumi rolls her eyes. "Yeah, no. Sorry, sweetie. The gravy train stops here. You want more money, you get it from somewhere else.""Fair enough." Akria says. "Have a good evening ladies.""One last thing," You say. "What...what was that about Fragments being here already?"The girls shift uncomfortably. "Look, they've been...reduced in threat. They barely kill anyone and just the stupid, too curious, or really really unlucky.""That's three reasons for us to look into it then." Sato says."You die, I get a refund, right?" Yumi says."A partial one, but yes." Star says."Kayako, Sadako, Mitsuko." She says quickly. "Haunted house, haunted tape, haunted apartment building. That's ALL I'm saying, and that's all I CAN say. Are we done?"You nod."Alright, Biba Jibun, Ghostbusters. Girls! Let's go."Chi-chi and Rini wave goodbye and the Rabbit Girls leave the Factory."I've heard of the Tape." Akira says."I know what house they're talking about." Sato says."And I think I know which apartment building." Star says."I'm going to look more into the Lunar event." Dr. Griffin says. "It sounds like the other branches will need help too...but...well...I'm sure it's important that we take them out. They harvest power and life for Oiwa. Removing them would be helpful on Night 100.""So...are we really taking one of these ghosts on?"> NOPE.> Sadako (Ringu)> Kayako (Grudge)> Mitsuko (Dark Water)> NOPE!
>>28281648>>>Other "whatever became of the king, his lady, and his exorcists?"Well, Lady Une/Una/Whatever was long dead.As for the Lord, he fell victim to feudal era politics, and lost a debate by way of a naginata to the gut.The exorcists...just died. In the middle of the night. Looks of horror on their faces.
>>28281719>Mitsuko (Dark Water)I'd also like to recommend building a second containment unit SPECIFICALLY for, and ONLY for these entities. I don't trust this kind of thing to not have a way to draw power from spirits that the fragments are contained with.
>>28281736>Lady Une/Una/WhateverWait...FUCK!THE BITCH!THE P-COC BITCH!
>>28281718I was thinking more along the lines of nevada but that works.On the brighter note, if things did go wrong we could have a handy nuke around as a failsafe. No civilians to be hurt, and we disintegrate a shitload of ghosts into the afterlife.
>>28281752Yeah, you didn't notice the parallels early?I thought everyone saw that already.
Rolled 3>>28281719Well, I dunno which ghost boss to drop first so I'll ask The Lady to choose for me.1=Sadako2=Kayako3=Mitsuko
>>28281753Just remember that the facility must employ a badass helicopter pilot who plays chess with a computer that cheats.>have a handy nuke around as a failsafeWildfire Protocol?>we disintegrate a shitload of ghosts into the afterlife.Wait, that works?
>>28281753That depends on whether or not there's enough of the right type of particles to disintegrate them. Plus we run the risk of pic related. A spinoff group with stolen tech modified it to where it just made them explode. They eventually reformed into the cloud in the pic. ALL the traps, including a megatrap, were used to contain this and it wasn't enough.
>>28281719Crap, they had to be THOSE ones>Kayako (Grudge)IIRC Sadako is hell strong compared to Samara and never bothered to look Dark Water for some weird reason
>>28281746>>28281719Forgot to say, we need to let Peck know what's going on. Telling him about this before the crisis may save lives, and give him early warning about the possibility of his co-whoreker being an entity.
>>28281788Well yeah, that's basically what "moving on" is. Complete and total dissipation of the soul.If they're in this plane of existence, it's not the afterlife is it?
>>28281753Are you sure it's how that works?Like disintegrating ghosts sends them to the afterlife and not, you know, oblivion?Because that doesn't add up to me.
>>28281836That could end up offending him we do NOT need that from him of all people.Also we need to tell these yokai we need a way to contact them ahead of time before the event occurs. 25 days ahead at least.
>>28281850At least warning of the crisis. Don't say anything about the thing until we have concrete proof.
>>28281864So two for Mitsuko, and one each for the other two.Any further votes, or are you all buying water wings?
>>28281880I liked the way you phrased that.
Rolled 4>>28281880There's a tie, so I'm gonna do a roll.1: Kayako2: Mitsuko3: Sadako4: Ghost Roll5: Mitsuko6: Sadako
>>28281844Oblivion, afterlife, they are just words we use to describe the unknown fate of souls after they're consciousness truly leave this dimension.What is true is that the natural order is that just as the body turns to dust which is thrown in the wind and becomes no more, so too does the soul dissipate/dissappear and become no more. Any change in that order is a deviation, the result being ghosts and specters. If they still have even the slightest ethereal form in this realm, their consciousness is still here and not in the afterlife.
>>28281968Oh boy! Fun times tonight!
>>28281968Of all possible times, the dice gods are truly angry.
>>28281808What kind of explosion though. Was it at the subatomic level like in protonic reversal aka a nuclear explosion? Because I still see new york standing.>>28281968Welp
>>28281971...Yeah I'm gonna stop listening to you now until you cite something pertaining to ghostbusters specifically.Especially since there are spirits who were never even alive in the first place.
>>28281968GHOST ROLL it is! Alright. I have chosen."Maybe..." You drum your fingers. "Maybe it isn't such a great idea to go out hunting for these things right away."The room relaxes. "Right, I mean we have to get that armor ready." Akira says."Not to mention see what stuff we can research." Star says. "No sense in going into this blind.""Plus we have until the end of the month before the Nights start." Sato says. "No rush to take out one of them before then.""Right," you say. "Why tip our hand? Let's just alert P-COC and the others, get our Anti-Entity shelter ready, and keep taking the regular jobs. Agreed?""Agreed.""Great.""Alright Oiwa," You say. "We know you're coming, bring it bitch."
>>28282010Non-nuclear. It's basically a capture stream gone bad, just disperses the energy over whatever space it's in (or in open air).
>>28282044Of course, this doesn't stop Venkmen.
>>28282040...God fucking damnit.
>>28282044>>28282063Ooh, ghostbusters comics? These I need to get my hands on.
>>28282029GB doesn't touch that sort of stuff.He does make a point. Why would the people vaporized hiroshima and nagasaki go anywhere else than the rest of us.We're throwing around a lot of non GB ghost stuff in the quest anyway.
>>28282040NEXT EPISODE"So...Daisuke. Wanna go to a movie? They're showing a midnight screening of Escape from New York! Akira's riding his horse, and Sato's sleeping off getting his nose broken thanks to that haunted umbrella.""Sure. It'll be fun.""You sure this'll work man?""It'll work. Don't worry.""All those people...""Fuck 'em man, survival of the fittest.""What the hell was that Daisuke?""I dunno, some kind of art film maybe?""Did EVERYONE forget to turn off their cellphones?""Oh...fuck..."EPISODE 5: BLOCK-BUSTERS!
>>28282040Not sure how to feel about that. Did we, just got hit by a somebody else's trouble ray or something?
>>28282086IDW's ongoing ghostbuster series. It took a while to build up a digital collection. I'm still trying to find copies for my physical collection. It's kind of amazing.
>>28282029>Especially since there are spirits who were never even alive in the first place.Sure there are, gods and demons since the begining of time even, but that doesn't disprove my point.
>>28282122I'm still trying to find them, but do you have the page where Egon says he hates repeating himself? I saw it on /co/ one day, and it's what convinced me I need to check these out.
>>28282140Do you have the page just before it? It'll make finding the right one easier.
>>28281808Holy crap...so...how'd they--->One view of the solution later...Oh. Shit. Yeah, I don't we're going to be lucky enough to have THAT on hand nearby, should it wind up like that.
>>28282160And that's why I'm voting for a containment unit completely separate from the one we already have.
>>28282029>>28282091Imo we shouldn't even care about that sort of thing. We're mixed up all the Ghostbuser canon no matter how it conflicted originally, and adding a bit of our own flare.I came here to bust ghost and kickass in Japan, not afterlife debates and citing sources.
>>28282145I think this might be it, but I'm not sure.
>>28282095EPISODE 5: BLOCK-BUSTERS!Daisuke and Star take in a late night film!November 20th, Wednesday, 3-5pm PST
>>28282171All things preferable a sepearte unit one outside Japan. Maybe one of the other branches can watch over it.
>>28282122Ah, ok. I'll have to look into finding it. Hopefully won't be too hard.
>>28282160>>28282171Oh, and to put it in perspective for those without the comics, when they captured the cloud one of the traps was a megatrap, designed to capture a Stay-Puft entity or greater.>>28282187DAMMIT. I don't have that one. I wasn't sure if my stuff was up to date, now I know it isn't. I'll try to find it in time for next thread, just give a general shoutout.
>>28282210>was a megatrap, designed to capture a Stay-Puft entity or greater.So like the Muon Superslammer on the ecto1 from the vidya game.
>>28282193>Next thread in SEVEN daysThe ride never ends.Nice thread by the way, have a good night
>>28282099Yeah that seems harsh even for a ghost roll.Since we're pretty much straight up fucked because we're not sealing any fragments.
>>28282262Well, we are also not getting killed by rushing in without research. We have a month. 'Do some research before we run in' doesn't sound like a bad idea to me.
>>28282262>>28282285 Guys, look at the "in the next episode" section and think about the implications (unless you're against doing that, then disregard it)
>>28282234I hope our car is equipped with one of those.
>>28282307Phantom of the Movie House or "The Ring" in theaters?I'm looking forward to it.