Last thread : http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/28249728/Twitter : https://twitter.com/81DEsW1xz4NCompilation : upon requestLast time on EDEN City Blues,You are Sergeant Warrick Locke d’Angelo, MC1309018, on indefinite medical leave from UNAAF and today is the worst day of the month. As a mandatory part of the draft, you were given a neural implant to interface with communications. Yours doesn’t work properly, and the powers that be decided you make a better case study than a soldier. They gave you an apartment up in Beta, which you now share with an old friend, welfare stipends you spend on pain killers, no way back into the service, no way outside the walls of EDEN again, and nothing to do with your life.You have been hunting down the man known as Fenix, who is wanted for terrorist activities and treason. General Chase, commander of the military police, offered you a job, a way out of your stagnant life.You refused.Fenix confronted you and spoke of his idealogy. He tried to bring you to his side.You refused.You tried to continue down your own path, hunting down Fenix.You lost.You went down to Gamma, and got a girl hospitalized.
Now for tonight’s installment of EDEN City Blues,Kennon Rules : http://pastebin.com/esQc81vmThe night is dark, but the temperature is finally low enough that you don’t have to worry about being attacked by the infected. It’s fucking cold out, but you’re close to the fire and you’ve been drinking. The pig roast had already been ravenously consumed by the soldiers around you, so you all had thrown all the firewood you could on the fire till it danced above the roofs and lit up the entire night.It seems you’re playing Kennon with two other soldiers, a third had already been knocked out. You’re in a bit of a losing position at the moment, but you’re having a good time. The men and women around you are shouting and dancing, vague music is pounding, Kuzuri are on patrol outside, it’s thanksgiving and all the stress is gone.As much as you’d like to be here, you’re probably just dreaming.>Wake up. What hospital did you take Chai to?>Enjoy it while you can.>Other
It has now been over an hour.
I'm going to be MIA for a bit, but I'll be back. With how fast /tg/ is right now this shouldn't be at risk of 404
>>28287392Wow, what a start tonight o.0I didn't see your tweet until now, sorry.And now i open this and NOBODY replied? Strange...Anyway, lets start, shall we?>Wake up. What hospital did you take Chai to?To the best Hospital possible!
>>28288577I suppose I should get to writing then
The ephemeral world around you slowly twists and fades in dancing shades of orange and black as you acknowledge that it is nothing more than a dream. Your tired eyes slowly open to the blinding white light around you. Your awareness comes back slowly as your bleary eyes refocus. People are talking around you, you have a nasty kink in your neck, you’re staring at the ceiling. You blink away the fog of sleep and stare up for a moment. You’re in the hospital, the one up in Alpha.You brought Chai here for treatment, but since you don’t actually know her, they kicked you out to the waiting area in the hall. The chair wasn’t very comfortable, but it was enough for you to fall asleep in whether you wanted to or not. You check the time and find that it’s a bit after noon. If the lights around you hadn’t been so painfully bright you probably would have been asleep for much longer. You might have missed her leave regardless though.The people around you are little more than static in the background, easily enough ignored. You almost got away with a nice and gentle awakening without much stress, but then EVE just has to message you. “So are you going to give me a good reason for this catastrophe or not?”“EVE, you’re the one in charge of Epsilon, if it’s anyone’s fault, it’s yours for letting the fucking rats get that big,” you complain as you bury your face in your hands to block out the light.“You’re the one who went down there! Did you just think that you could pick up some floozy and drag her off to Gamma and have your way with her or something?”>Say something>Cut off communications>Other
>>28289010>Say something"What ever. Did she already leave or is Chai still in the hospital?" additionally "Any updates on the Keys?" and "How did i even got to this Place where i met her, last thing i remember i got kicked out of this War-Sim"...
>>28289191When the blackout rolled in you left and stopped there on your way to Gamma, not planning to get knocked on your ass by the cocktailIf you had chose one of the other choices instead of enthusing Chai, it would have been a dream. A sort of retroactive choice that allowed me to write an amusing scene one way or another
“Whatever EVE. Is Chai still in the hospital?” you ask as you stand up from the chair and crack your neck. You note that you must have had your mouth open as you slept.“Serah is still in her room, awaiting diagnosis on what she may have been infected with,” EVE explains as you wander over to a nearby balcony to look down on the main hall. You’ve come in this hospital dozens and dozens of times, but you always go straight to Chase, in the depths of the complex where everything is laid out for pure efficiency. Out in the front, where the rich people come, they had hired an architect to make everything look nice, resulting in sweeping glass walls with build in displays. Sometimes you can see out of the windows properly, other times they show recordings from tropical islands, or dense forests. Rarely, they will pull up a recording of what cities used to be like.“I wonder if they’ll let me visit,” you muse to yourself as you lean on the railing and watch as a squad of MPs walk in and speak with the receptionist. Behind you an elevator opens and someone walks behind you. Out of idle curiosity you turn to see them.Walking directly away from you is unmistakably Twi.>Say something>Find one of Chai's doctors
>>28289464 if there would be other players this would be situation where i would put a simple second behind one of their ideas because this seems like a point where it can go in many directions and i don't want to have the blame if something goes wrong :/ >Say something"Hey" and nod to her. (Warrick must look quite bad, he still wears the same Cloth as when we have met Twi, barely slept since then and have been in a Rat-fight) and i am trying to remember to post this picture since my first post -.-
>>28289719Would you like me to wait for others or continue on?
>>28289940 Well, as i have no party to gather we should venture forth
>>28289994alright, writing now
>>28289464>Ask EVE what she's doing there.
>>28290054oh man, things are getting crazy now, two voters? TWO?
“Twi!” you blurt out. She stops and glances over her shoulder at you as you slowly push off the railing and walk over to her. Her face reddens as you become a bit self-conscious about your appearance which hasn’t changed in days. Pretty soon you’ll fit right in in Gamma. On the bright side, your Lupa is obscured. It didn’t get past the receptionist of course, but some fast talking and rank smoothed that over.“What the hell are you doing here?” she asks as she glances around. She seems to be checking to see if she knows anyone else in the hall.“A friend of mine got hurt down in Gamma with me so I took her here for treatment. What are you doing here?” you respond as you walk over.“Visiting my friend, and don’t call me Twi, please,” she asks under her breath. “You’re covered in blood you know.”“Oh, uh yeah. Same reason I’m here. I should probably get new clothes or something, shouldn’t I?” you comment as she starts backing away.When a nurse walks by Twi grabs him. “Excuse me, but can you please keep this man away from my friend and I? He’s harassing me,” she says. You and the nurse both look at her in confusion, then at each other.“That is a false accusation,” you say, putting your hands up and stepping back.“Sir, I’m going to have to ask you to come with me,” the nurse says as he crosses his arms.“Harassing women now? How incorrigible. Am I the only woman you know how to talk to in the least?” EVE messages you as Twi smirks and walks away.>Say something>Leave>Other
>>28290186"You know you're the only woman for me EVE."
>>28290186>say somethingAsk for clothes or something. Get attention off of you.
>>28290307This wow, this feels so good We also shouldn't make a scene, but s soon as we are some steps away from "Twi", or what ever her name is, try to talk our way out of getting thrown out.BTW, do we have any contact info for Chai? And how is the "ai" her Name pronounced? Like in "Thai" or in "Fair" or "Claim" ?
>>28290459Why am i incapable of using the spoilertags right? This shouldn't be spoilerdWe also shouldn't make a scene, but s soon as we are some steps away from "Twi", or what ever her name is, try to talk our way out of getting thrown out.BTW, do we have any contact info for Chai? And how is the "ai" her Name pronounced? Like in "Thai" or in "Fair" or "Claim" ?
>>28290307Is this meant literally or sarcastically?
>>28290556A bit of both.
>>28290556I think its meant tongue-in-cheek, like for a sidekick or (non-romatic) partner that is allways there
>>28290307third voter reportign in. I vote for this, as well as asking EVE what she knows about Chai and Twi
You sigh as she runs off down the hall. She ducks into a room and you hear someone shout out, “Nera!” It sounds like it was Chai, but you’re not quite certain.“Believe me or not, but she just fed you rat shit because she’s embarrassed to be seen next to me,” you say as the nurse ushers you to the stairs down to the main lobby. The nurse rolls his eyes and grunts. “EVE, why do I bother with anyone else? They just cause me trouble.”“Well Admin Warrick, I’m sorry but there’s nothing I can do for you right now,” she messages back as you see the MPs walking up the stairs.“EVE. EVE, what’s happening?” you ask as the nurse pushes you along.She doesn’t respond, and the MPs make eye contact with you. “Sergeant d’Angelo!” the commanding officer barks up to you.“Yes?”“I’m placing you under arrest under suspicion of conspiracy to commit terrorism and treason against the state.” The four MPs are all lightly armored but none of them have their main weapons.>Run. You won’t beat the sytem from within.>Shoot. Cause a scene and escape.>Turn yourself in. You can explain your case.>Other
>>28290832>>Turn yourself in. You can explain your case.What do they mean?
>>28290832fuck. if we surrender we might be able to get clues easier, but it will also make Fenix mad at us. FuckWell, as long as EVE is on our side we should be okay, right guys?Turn yourself in.
>>28290832>Turn yourself in. You can explain your case.We have nothing to hide. Kinda.
>>28290832Isn't it illegal to have gun? Any way we can ditch that before we turn ourselves in?
Rolled 52, 10, 97, 8, 71, 48 = 286I'm going to need six d100
Rolled 74, 3, 97, 96, 97, 98 = 465>>28291029add that to conspiracy of treason and you have yourself one dead warrick de'angelo
Rolled 49, 89, 96, 39, 98, 65 = 436>>28291052
Rolled 52, 61, 83, 84, 21, 65 = 366>>28291073>>28291060were this any other quest we would have succeded easily
>53 vs 57 Initiative>43 vs 21 Dodge“Uh, no. No, that’s wrong. I haven’t done shit. I am a soldier of the UNAAF. I’m not a terrorist,” you say as you slowly raise your hands. You can hear the hurried footsteps of the nurse behind you, backing away.“That will be for the investigation to decide. Now put your hands in the air,” the officer commands as he steps closer to you. You slowly comply, but remember too late that you have a Lupa holstered on your hip. The bottom of your shirt edges above it as you raise your hands. “He’s armed!”Your eyes shoot open as you look down at it and back to them. “I’m not going to shoot!” you shout as you watch one of the MPs draw their stun gun. You only barely get your arms in the way as he fires, the barbs shooting into forearms. The electricity instantly discharges through you. The pain isn’t the issue, basic training included endurance of non-lethal attacks such as tear gas, sonic blasts, and stun guns, but it still knocks you flat before you can get a word out.Your face slams down on the bottom stairs and you would have broken something if your arms hadn’t been in the way. Before you manage to even get a full breath back in your body the MPs are atop you, wrenching your arms behind your back and ziptying them in place. One of them rips your Lupa from the holster as you’re hauled to your weak feet.“I wasn’t going to fucking shoot you bastards,” you growl as they carry you stumbling down the steps. “Where are you even taking me? HQ?”“Prison for now,” the commander responds as they force you into a lift. The door slides shut as you stare at him.>Say something.>Stay quiet.>Other
>>28291256Don't say anything to them but send EVE a message asking about what is goin on
>>28291256>>Stay quiet.We should've gotten the taser instead.
>>28291256Shit just got real!>>28291294This sounds like a good idea, maybe try to message Chase, to
>>28291358yes also message chase
“EVE, what the fuck is going on?” you ask as you slowly get feeling back in your legs. The lift is one of the originals in the tower. They could be taking you all the way down to Epsilon if they wanted to.“Seems to be orders from General Chase. I’m not actually allowed to tell you any more than they’ve told you though,” she responds as you watch the lift lights slowly roll by you one after another.“EVE, I’m your admin. Tell me,” you order as you glance at the soldiers around you. You could have been working with these men instead of being arrested by them.“No can do Warrick. You should have asked before you got in the lift. Admin or no, I can’t tell you anymore,” she replies.“How the fuck could I have asked before getting on the lift?”“Sorry.”You curse under your breath and try to contact Chase, but you get cut off. You’ve descended about ten levels by now, almost to Delta, and all wireless connections are secured. Only government locations keep wireless connections secured. You could easily get access to it with your implant, but that would probably get you noticed, and the commanding officer is glaring at you out of the corner of his eye.>Get access, contact Chase.>Get access, find where you are.>Don’t cause any trouble.>Say something>Other
>>28291331 your right, but iirc, Eden said in an earlier thread (i think it was one of the first) that Warrick would get away with this because hes such a Valuable asset to the military (or was it some other offense, i am not sure and don't want to look through all 9 threads
>>28291531fuck, Fuck, FUCK!>Don’t cause any trouble.Be as cheery as possible. wait a moment...
>>28291531dont cause troublewe r going to live
>>28291614http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/28124346/>“Well, I don’t want to push you into any decision. It’s very late in the night afterall,” General Chase says as he stands up. >You stand up with him out of respect, and he continues, “Why don’t you sleep on it? The offer is open.>If you want to take me up on this, EVE will put you through to me.” He holds out his hand and you grasp it, giving him a firm shake.>“And maybe next time you shouldn’t smoke so much weed, hmm?” he asks, tapping his nose.>You grin. “Not sure I can promise that Sir, it’s been prescribed to me afterall.” >You share a mild chuckle with him before he walks to the front of the train.We left on good terms with General Chase, and that was only this Morning! We left him, got home, had the whole War-simulation, left home and got in this whole Chai-Nera-Lumpa-Terrorism Mess
You turn your head a bit to him and smile. He scowls and turns away. The rest of the ride is spent in silence as you and the officers take turns adjusting your feet. As you descend through Delta, you can hear the noise of the prison getting louder. Dozens to hundreds, thousands even of people can be heard making noise. Talking, shouting, banging on walls, getting in fights. You lick your lips and step back a bit as the lift finally comes to a stop.“You’ll be in a solitary cell until the interviewer arrives,” the commanding officer says as one of his men pushes you out of the lift. You’re on a balcony above a large open area. The tower support collumns are stripped bare to make more room for the prisoners milling around them. Halls and halls and halls of cells spread out from the main area, and the solitary cells are on the balcony with you.Thick sheets of laminated polycarbonate seal the cells off from the rest of the prison, and seal their inhabitants in as well. Hanging over the social area are dozens of Kuzuri, hanging from the ceiling like bats and scanning at all times. You can hear some of the prisoners hooting and hollering about fresh meat as they point at you.Almost at the end of the hall, you’re stopped and the wall to a cell slides out and over enough for them to push you through. “Welcome to hell shithead. Why don’t you try killing more of us from here,” the commanding officer says before spitting on you. You glare back as they seal you in.>Brood until the interviewer arrives.>Talk with the prisoners around you.>Get access to the wireless.>Other
>>28291847talk to the prisoners, try and find out what we exactly did
>>28291847>Get access to the wireless.Then try to get in contact with General Chase, we didn't do anything wrong
>>28291927why the fuck would they know?
>>28291951That will require a d100 roll****** : 61
>>28291847>Get access to the wireless.
>>28292063bah, forgot my name
So, what exactly are you trying to accomplish by doing this? Who do you want to contact? What do you want to find out?
>>28292224Contact General Chase.
>>28292224General (or Dr.) Chase. Less then Twelve ours ago the father offered us a job as a MP and now we are in Prison. WTF?! If we cant reach him, maybe the Doctor can help us...
As the MPs walk away, you can hear the prisoner next to you laughing. “Looks like you got busted for something pretty serious. It’s pretty hard to get those rats to give a enough of a shit to spit on you. They normally just lock you up and forget about you. Some of us have never made it back out and never been tried you know. You could rot away just like them, or worse.” You slam your fist on the wall he’s talking through and hear the satisfying sound of him jumping back and falling on his ass.“Fuck off, I have things to do,” you growl as you sit down on your cot and focus on your neural implant.“Oh, my apologies. I’ll just get back in my corner and get my briefcase. I have work to do too you know.” You try to ignore him and ping into the wireless connection. A moment of focus later, and you have access to it, just as if you were back in your apartment. You probably don’t have much time before they figure out that you’re connected, so you work fast. You message Chase first, explaining what happened and asking if he knows anything, and then start looking through the data on the prison. “I hope you have friends on the outside. Lots of folks in here got picked up with no one on the outside, no one to know if they were to go missing, forever.”The prison seems to be synced up with the hospital, and has a direct connection to MP HQ. You follow it through, your gut telling you you tripped something. You need to contact General Chase, the only one who will certainly know what’s going on. As soon as you get contact with the headquarters’ systems though, you get a message. EVE sent you his contact info for you. You grin and force a communication through to him.1/2
“Who the hell is this?” General Chase growls at you.Instinctively, you jump to your feet to stand nearly at attention. “General Sir. It’s me, Warrick.”“Warrick, how good to hear from you. Are things well?”“Not quite Sir. You had me arrested a moment ago.”“So they have gotten to you already. I suppose you’re wondering why?”“Yes, Sir.”“Two of my men are dead Warrick, because of you. Did you think we wouldn’t notice the marks left behind by your meddling? I can’t afford to leave you out there any longer. I’m sure the interviewer will arrive shortly to sort everything out. Until then, you may want to stop these communications. Wouldn’t want to get anybody angry,” he responds before dropping the call. Before you can reconnect to him, something slams down on the balcony next to you.You slowly turn to look at the kuzuri perched just outside your cell, staring at you with its weapons aimed down on you. “Tell me new guy. Do you have any friends on the outside? Cus I don’t think you’re going to make it out of here if you don’t.”>Contact someone>Wait for the interviewer>Say something to the prisoner>Other2/2And that's it for a little over two hours. I'll be back though! Just a momentary hiatus. I invite you all to plan and discuss and theorize and concoct conspiracies until you think you know what's happening in full.My apologies for the delay.
>>28292398>>Wait for the interviewer
>>28292398We should send Barry a text or something, just a quick note to contact with Chase and then try to get some more information out of EVE, with the knowledge we obtained (Two MPs dead, Warrick blamed) we might get an edge on her or could coax her into revealing more. And, this should be done quickly, so we don't get into more trouble
>>28292534Still here, btw
Are you ready prisoners?
>>28294597I can't hear you
>>28294708OOOOoooohhhhWho’s stuck in a prison cell without reprieve?
>>28294731We are, for now..
>>28294764Insomnia ridden and tazered is he!
>>28294792But disease free,and hooked up with free weed!
>>28294834If cyber net warfare is something you want
>>28294848 i think there is a joke there that i don't get because i am quite tired and its nearly 5 AM over here :/
>>28294898Then dive in the Net like it is your haunt
>>28294925I'm messing around while people figure out that I'm backIt's the spongebob squarepants theme
>>28294934Sergeant Warrick/spoilers/ I'm new to this, is Warrick his first or last name? /spoilers/
>>28295000READY??His full name is Sergeant Warrick Locke d’Angelo, MC1309018
>>28294974 oh. Oh! Of course... And now i feel dumb, especially since i thought about the fact that since i woke up at noon, i am not even awake more than 16, maybe 17 hours
>>28295029ctrl+s in quick replay for quick spoiler
>>28295000Wait, new new? would you like the compilation?I can't really get a summary or I'd be rubbing everyone else's noses in what they missedThey've missed a lotA LOT
>>28295034Sergeant Warrick![spoilers/]Thanks, I regret not looking at the first post by the way.[spoilers]
>>28295054>>28295091Yes new new, and yes. Thanks for the tip about the spoilers by the way.
>>28295125Good to have new playershttp://pastebin.com/T8by85pjI should get a pastebin account...
>>28295099AAHAHA AHAHAHAHHAH AHAHAHAHAHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAABut seriously, the vote is split right now. That needs to be rectified
>>28295156Thanks. This seems really interesting, looks like this'll be fun.
loosing the Tripcode>>28295091Îf you say "A LOT" how much do you mean? Is it more in the realm of an assload or of a metric fuck-ton?And, not to criticize you in any way, the quest is great, you should keep the 10-3-1 Rule in mind regarding clues for a mystery or puzzle. A DM plants 10 clues, the players recognize 3 and successfully decipher 1 of them
>>28295230I'll go with>>28292534Seems like a sensible action to take.
>>28295326Never heard of that rule before I'll keep that in mind, but you guys need to ramp up your paranoia because I literally cannot think of a single thing that didn't matter. Things are going to come back upAdmittedly, a few of them would require mind reading to understand.
>>28295385yeah, thats an other point: sometimes things that make perfect sense for the DM seem meaningless or random without the whole picture. Sometimes its difficult for the player to know if its good world-building or a grand conspiracy
>>28295471?por que no los dos?
You slowly back up against the opposite wall and focus on getting more messages out. You send off a quick message to Barry telling him to get in contact with Chase, and then open up communications with EVE again. “EVE, you gotta tell me what’s going on.”“Hmm, well I did tell you when they accessed that simulation you asked to watch, didn’t I?”“Wasn’t that when I was in the middle of a fight?”“You could have disconnected. You ignored me I’ll have you recall. I was being perfectly nice to you and you decided that your stupid game was more important, so there.”“Are you really going to be like this EVE?”“Well, yeah. It doesn’t really matter too much because right now you’ve triggered a Kuzuri. You’re not supposed to be talking to me right now you know. Prisoners aren’t allowed outside communications,” EVE responds as the door on your cell slides forward.“Well get it off me!” you shout at her as the wall on your cell slides over and a second kuzuri lands next to the first.“Can’t, I don’t have control over them. They don’t have wireless communications, they just monitor data traffick. You’d need to already be registered as an admin by it, or have an EMP or something. I sincerely recommend not resisting,” EVE says before ending the chat.“Cease activities prisoner. Lethal force is authorized,” the kuzuri buzzes out as it levels its underslung rifle on you.>Make a break for it>Try to hack it, there has to be a way>Get on your knees>Other
>>28295525Don't move, cease contact, stay on your feet in case they take sitting as an activity.
>>28295491>?por que no los dos?Its not diametrically opposed, but it can become difficult for the players to filter out the background noise.In a "one Actor" type scenario its less of a problem, especially if the theme is mystery and conspiracy (Like here) that has a clearcut goal, enemy etc...I was personal thinking more along the lines of a classic rpg-setting with a group of characters in a more sand-boxy world. In such an scenario, the DM should adapt the story around the players "Oh, the player got suspicious about this hairy fluff character while hunting Vampires? Well, now hes the leader of a local Werewolf group"
>>28295525And so she betrays us...If she really is Fenix, we have no reason to trust her, so i would say>Try to hack it, there has to be a way
>>28295877>>28295617glorious cooperation comradesBlue will surely be able to progress like this!
>>28295993I've said before that first vote has priority, so I'm writing alreadyAlthough I had to run and grab a bite of food for the next twelve hours, so I'm behind
>>28295993Then be the t-t-t-tie breaker™!
You raise your hands in the air and cut off communications. If you had been a bit faster, or hadn’t wasted so much time with General Chase, or something, you might have found something actually useful. “An officer will arrive shortly to escort you to a solitary confinement cell on the upper level. Do not move,” the kuzuri orders.“I am in a solitary confinement cell on the upper level,” you state carefully.“An officer will arrive shortly,” the second kuzuri states before spreading its rotors and leaping off the balcony. You watch in a bit of awe as it gracefully flips in the air and latches back onto the ceiling. With the wall open, you can hear the prisoners below joking and laughing about the kuzuri’s, and you hear the term city boarder dropped quite a few times, in scorn as often as in praise. You stare at the machine as it silently watches you. Minutes pass by as you wait for an officer, but you don’t even hear nearby footsteps.Eventually, you try to edge over to your cot and sit down. You manage to take one step without it doing anything, so you try a second, and it immediately rotates the barrel of its rifle and fires a round a few inches from you. The report silences the prison for a moment as you leap back, and then laughter erupts from below. “Do not move prisoner. Lethal force is authorized,” it states again.“Down Spike! Down!” someone barks as you try to collect yourself in the corner of your cell. The kuzuri takes another scan before lowering its weapon and leaping back to the ceiling. Two men walk in front of your cell, one in a suit and the other in military fatigues.“Sergeant Warrick? So sorry to interrupt,” the man in the suit says as he adjusts his glasses to hide his weasely smirk. “The warden will be escorting you to the interview room, if you wouldn’t mind.”>Say something>Comply silently>Other
>>28296202>>Comply silentlyIf you see something, say nothing and drink to forget
>>28292398>“Two of my men are dead Warrick, because of you. Did you think we wouldn’t notice the marks left behind by your meddlingWait, we did WHAT while i wasn't here?!
>>28296311why weren't you here?YOU COULD HAVE STOPPED THIS
>>28296352what -happened-?I didn't think we turned into a crazed gunman
>>28296379we didn't, we where framed... (or did something really stupid earlier that we didn't realize earlier)
>>28296352I need to bait you guys into posting more of these, legitimately thoughI need my collection...
You take a deep breath and stand up without saying anything. You brush yourself off, noting how grimy you’ve gotten recently, but that doesn’t really matter. As you step out of the cell the warden grabs your arms and quickly zipties them again. You can’t help but glare at him, but there’s not much you can do about procedure.“Sergeant Warrick, my name is Inspector Hughes. I’m not here to convict you or anything, I just need to speak with you,” the man in the suit says as you get marched down the balcony and through a door. When you don’t respond, he continues, “If you are innocent, then I’m sure you’re quite confused by what’s happening right now. Rest assured, everything will be explained in due time. You will be given a fair chance and every right accorded to you by law including an attorney of law. In fact, General Chase appointed me your attorney, so rest assured that I am on your side.”Seems they are going to charge you in civilian courts rather than court martialing you. You probably would have had a better chance if they had court martialed you, but on the other hand, the same methods that screw the average man pulled into court can get you out scott free.“The big man himself is involved in this?” the warden asks as he unlocks a door to an interview room. By your guess, you’re probably on the very edge of the tower, but the only thing even close to a window is the video camera hanging in the corner.“The charge is suspicion of treason Warden, he’s obliged to handle this before it gets out of hand,” Inspector Hughes comments as he walks in and takes a seat at the table, offering the other to you. The warden grunts something, shoves you in, and locks the door behind you. “Now, Warrick, if you don’t mind me using your first name? Is there anything you’d like to say to me before this begins?”>Say something>Stay quiet>Probe for networks>Other
>>28296542>>Say somethingCan you give me a more detailed explanation of what I'm being charged with?
>>28296542I think I know who General Chase is
>>28296572Yep, this would be nice to know before we start“Silence is golden. Words are vibrations. Thoughts are magic.”
>>28296663I never asked for this, no more than I asked to be king. Yet dare I disregard her? We do not choose our destinies. Yet we must ... we must do our duty, no? Great or small, we must do our duty!
>>28296689>>28296572Alright, follow up question>Don't Answer>Answer carefully>Answer fully>OtherCan he call you Warrick?Will you call him Rich?Or will you keep the titles?
>>28296760>Answer carefully (but truthfully) We don't want to seem more suspicious, better admit the small shit then being convicted as a terrorist>Can he call you Warrick?>Will you call him Rich? Or will you keep the titles?He can call us Warrick, but we better keep it formal on our end...
>>28296760>>Answer carefully>Can he call you Warrick?Sure.
>>28296542>“Now, Warrick, if you don’t mind me using your first name? Is there anything you’d like to say to me before this begins?”"Since this is the civilian courts, I believe I have the right to know my accuser, and the specifics of the charges leveled against me."
>>28296760>Can he call you Warrick?Sure, it makes people more comfortable to think they're on a first name basis. But I agree with >>28296826 on keeping it formal.>Answer carefullyTry to be honest, but listen carefully, choose your words carefully, and try to be casual in your mannerisms. People tend to read into things that don't exist otherwise.(I had to learn that the hard way)
“I’m going to more or less hold my silence until you explain to me just what the fuck I’m charged with,” you say as you sit down across from him and put your tied up hands on the table.He sighs a bit and retrieves an envelope from within his suit. “You were arrested under suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities constituting murder and treason against the state. You spoke with Dr. Chase yesterday and gave him a storage device containing the corrupted data of coordinates to a simulation. This simulation contained classified data about government research facilities. If this information were to be released, it would represent a security threat from within and without. If this were all you would not be here today,” Inspector Hughes explains as he carefully opens the envelope and pulls out two photos and places them before you.The photos are of two men, both are laying on guorneys Dried blood runs in streaks from their noses and every blood vessel in their eyes had popped, additionally, it seems that their jaws are locked shut. Quite a bit like how you feel when your implant starts acting up. “These are the two men who accessed the coordinates you provided, entered the simulation of the hanger. They’re dead now,” he says. He pauses to stare at you but you only react with a hint of honest surprise. “They died when someone noticed that they were in their simulation. Rather than merely ejecting them, they hacked into their neural implants and forcibly rewrote nearly every failsafe. They were killed Warrick, without even being touched.”“I’m sorry Inspector, but I still don’t understand why there is blame on me. I cooperated, and explained to Dr. Chase that I had suspicions about a third party by the name of Fenix. General Chase should know this as well, I spoke with him about it,” you say as you slide the photos back over to him.1/2
“Please, call me Rich,” Inspector Hughes says as he stares at you. “I haven’t quite gotten to where you come into this fully. An autopsy was performed on both of these men, physical and cybernetic. The physical examination revealed little of interest, but when the data left in their neural implants was examined, well that got their attention. There was corruption, from the data itself as well as physical degradation. And stray bits of code left running in them. It turns out, that it matches one very particular signature.”Inspector Hughes lets the silence hang as he watches you. “Mine I assume then, or I wouldn’t be here.”“That’s correct Warrick. Do you have some kind of explanation for these facts?”>Say something>Stay quiet>Other2/2
>>28297145>>Say somethingTell him the truth, that you don't know what happened.
>>28297223maybe also ask to see part of this code for yourself
No grand conspiracies? Just going to plead innocence?
>>28297415Uh, Fenix did it with his techno-magic.
>>28297415"Inspector, the EVE is doing it! I am saying you, the AI-velution has begun!"We want freedom, not the mental Asylum
I would very much appreciate a written up response
>>28297415I think someone copied our signature, possibly through the ring, but more likely well before we ever received it considering the bracelet.
>>28297575"I'm sorry Rich, I have no explanation because the voices inside my head suck at figuring out mysteries."
>>28297575working on it. HOld please
>>28297575We should say >>28297618 this, and add that we where in this simulation and that... oh shit, it was a fucking trap o.0
>>28297575>>28297702>working on it. HOld please>I would very much appreciate a written up response"I'm not the only one with access to my implants. After all, my presence in the city instead of on deployment is because I have a buggy implant, and have been made into a case study.""I do have a medical team, who access and records to my implant and all data pertaining to it, which would naturally include its defects and this 'signature' you mention.'"Specifically, it is led by doctor chase, which is why I went to him first.""Secondly, the simulation IS a copy of of the militaries classified implant surgery bay. If your security was compromised enough for someone to rip a complete simulation of it, my records would ~also~ be stored locally there, since that's where it was installed."(only go here if its true, i'm going off my common sense here)"Thirdly, as an admin of EVE - its my job to watch her back, and her to watch mine, and should be able to verify my presence at the time of the attack - both digitally and physically. ""I think i've been framed. I'm no brain surgeon, or even close to a doctor. But I am a groundpounder and a security admin - and I KNOW I'm not the only one with access to my cybermedical data. I've been the victim of identity theft or rather, impersonation - so who else has access to that data? I can't be the only one you've brought in for questioning."
>>28297863>as an admin of EVEChase knows, but he hasn't necessarily said anything about it. You're not supposed to be EVE's admin. Do you still wish to say this?
>>28297900maybe ease it a little, just talk about the fact that she can verify our whereabouts, not necessarily the reason for this unless it is neccesary
>>28297900>Chase knows, but he hasn't necessarily said anything about it. You're not supposed to be EVE's admin. Do you still wish to say this?Hold that card in reserve until they bring it up, but we can also point to EVE being all knowing without revealing we're an admin.Right?Remind me on why we're not supposed to be an admin/how we got there?
>>28298087Your implant hacked in and gave you admin status. You didn't complain, and EVE thinks you're rightfully her admin so she thinks nothing of it
You shrug. “I got nothing good. To be honest, I don’t even have good alibis. You can check with EVE though, she usually monitors all of my network access. I didn’t do any of this.”“We did Warrick,” Inspector Hughes states as he leans on the table. “You connected to the simulation only moments before these men were killed. You’ve been directly connected to dozens if not hundreds of cases where so-called ‘Twilight Keys’ were generated. And you created a self-propagating virus and intentionally unleashed it onto the Net for your own surveillance purposes.”“Look, the access signature of my implant is hardly unique. And since you people have me locked up in here as a case study people have certainly had access to it, and enough time to do something with that access. I don’t believe for a moment that the Landmaster program was shelved after my implant, or they wouldn’t still have me around. So I’m not even necessarily the only one that has this kind of ability. Not to mention that my medical staff would have full records of exactly what my implant does to networks it accesses, so it could easily be spoofed, fabricated, forged. If someone had access to the data on the hangar, where I got the damn implant, then surely they had access to my medical files as well. It would be child’s play,” you explain.“That would make sense for the code fragments we found when the systems hard crashed, but not the corruption. You don’t just fake this thing Warrick.”“Why the hell did you withhold this kind of information from me?”“The only thing we’re missing right now is a motive. We know you did this Warrick.”“I am a soldier God damn it!”“You were a soldier. Now you’re a bitter and lonely bastard with no friends and too much time on his hands. And one who doesn’t sleep.”>Say something>OtherPretty sure that caught the gist will adjusting for the flow of conversation?
>>28298222We're not going to convince him. Might as well stay silent.
>>28298293Yea, if that's our Attorney we can really make us ready for a nice stay at Guantanamo Bay [equivalent of this story], where we most likely already are. We can only hope Fenix does something while we are all locked up, so they see it wasn't Warrick.
>>28298222>“You were a soldier. Now you’re a bitter and lonely bastard with no friends and too much time on his hands. And one who doesn’t sleep.”"There isn't a motive because I'm not the murderer. ""Which is a problem for you. Because while I'm locked up here, they're still on the loose. I'm here because I'm easy to blame, not because its the right thing. The general is furious he lost two good men. Despite what you may think, I'm still loyal, and I've been trying to track this thing down.""That someone went through all this trouble to frame me, means that I'm dangerous to them.""Now, its interesting you mention the twilight keys. I've been investigating them, but I didn't create them - in fact, someone went out of their way to make sure I was exposed to one.""Now, tell me about this Corruption and I'll tell you what I know?"(typing more after this)"Tel"
>>28298450The old Kira plan I see... could work
So, what if we are Fenix?
>>28298222"Ah, and now the hunt begins in earnest. Assuming you've studied me extensively beforehand, you looked at my service record. Before Landmaster, I was part of the occupation forces. I know what's out there, I've fought it time and time again, I did my job to the best of my ability and didn't ask for more than the chance to keep doing so.Even through all this shit, that hasn't changed. Why would I kill men who can still actively participate? Why would I weaken our side? But more so, what makes you think I don't have any friends?"Does this look like it would put us deeper in the imaginary hole?
>>28298471"Now that i'm thinking about it. Whomever had the medical simulation had it ahead of time. ""That means the landmaster program's compromised, which means my implant is also.... probably compromised, which means a rootkit, zero-day exploint, built-in overrides, or whatever failsafes were built into it...""Ugh. That sucks. I think my life is in danger, now.""So, if my implant was compromised enough to frame me for murder....""... then the real culprit has in his hands the power to get your Kuzuri to frag the evidence and witness by doing it again. "(unwritten trains of though, perhaps usable as fluff)" then the real culprit has to do is tell my wireless to turn on, or just start spamming messages at me.... and your Kuzuri will frag the evidence and only witness FOR him."
>>28298493I don't know, but this would be such a "unexpected" cliche twist like "it wasn't the original villain but his progeny and at the end he isn't realy dead!" in a slasher-flick
>>28298634>>28298634>"... then the real culprit has in his hands the power to get your Kuzuri to frag the evidence and witness by doing it again. "(essentially, if we got Rootkitted, and/or someone can fake our implant/wifi signal - and the prison guards have wifi sniffers and a VIOLENt attitude towards 'stand down, stop hacking, or be shot - they can be subverted to kill someone who can't stop themselves from ahcking)
>>28298664shh shh, I can hear Static rewriting
You growl at him as you flex your arms and squeeze your fists enough to start stretching out the zip tie. “Look you so-called attorney. Want to know why you can’t find a motive? Because there isn’t one. There are two things in this world I want to do. I want to become a real fucking soldier again, and I want to pass the time until then. I would never do something like this. The more time you waste trying to pin this on me the more time Fenix has out there to do whatever he’s trying to do. I’ve been busting my ass trying to track this bastard down, trying to stop him for you. And I must have pissed off the wrong person or something, because this is an awful amount of work they went through to frame me and distract you.”“That’s not a very compelling argument from my side Warrick. You think I haven’t seen hundreds if not thousands of kids just like you come in here and plead to me with tears in their eyes that they didn’t’ do it? They were framed? That the real guy is still out there laughing about this? Get real,” Inspector Hughes says as he slides the photos back into the envelope and tucks it back into his suit.“I am a privileged case study for the Landmaster Program. If they hacked that to get my data, then all of that is at risk, do you understand?”“Being Dr. Chase’s little experiment might have gotten you off prostitution charges, but this is another caliber you arrogant sack of crap.”“Do you have any idea what’s going to happen? Assuming that perhaps they’ve been using my implant to fake all of this and frame me, then their next step will be to use your own god damn kuzuri to kill me. All it takes in here is one little nudge to the wireless and they crash down around me guns blazing for hacking, and what the fuck am I supposed to do about it? You’ll just close the fucking case on it and say I killed myself either intentionally or accidentally.”1/2
“Then maybe you shouldn’t hack the network?”“Fuck you, you don’t even want to investigate this do you? You think the case is closed and you’re going to let him get away with it. Nobody will be looking to stop him because you think you already have.”Inspector Hughes stands up from the table and signals to the camera. “Well, I think we’ve accomplished all we’re going to today. I’ll be back tomorrow to see if you want to talk more,” he says as he walks over to the door. The warden unlocks it for him and he steps out, leaving you behind. A moment later, the warden returns to take you back to your cell.2/2This seems like a good time and place to stop.Enjoying things? Comments? Concerns? Conspiracies?I'll archive in a moment, don't forget to upvote if you're catching up in the archive.
>>28298952Why does this crap keep happening to us?We should have canceled the appointment with Twi, eaten a nice Steak and slept the first day. On the Second day only visiting Dr Chase and smoking our weed, than we wouldn't be in this fucking mess
>>28298952Can we play as EVE again?
>>28299010Reasons>>28299066not a bad idea, I'll take it under considerationI also need to remember what flash stories I need to write. I kind of indirectly wrote the story about CZAR/Isles
>>28299089Always this need for a "interesting story" where people "do things" and not just sit around all day and play a Write-in-Quest for 11 Hours...
>>28299089>not a bad idea, I'll take it under considerationyeah, I kind of want to take ahold of the other side of the investigation - whether its the government going 'eh, maybe, can we really afford to take the chance that warrick is right' - though playing EVE and going off the books trying to try help out our admin and nail the badguys to prove his innocence, while also wrestling with our programming and protocols that sometimes kinda prevent us from doing stuff like that could be really, really fun
>>28298952I've only just caught up on the last couple of threads and have no fucking idea what is going on so>Enjoying things?no not really, I ain't understanding fuck all that is happening to Warrick thats put him in this situation and continuously getting set back makes me think that we're just being trated as a battered spouse
>>28300528Also, I should add that being treated like a punching bag for every story element and character in the story does not make me want to participate, and more likely to make me continue reading in the archives seeing whether the train wreck has finally crashed or been salvaged.
>>28300549>>28300528I think you should catch up properly before making those kinds of statements
>>28300549 The hero's journey is not the voyage from weakness to strength. The true hero's journey is the voyage from strength to weakness.
>>28300549we screwed the pooch ourselves with fenix, Twi's a bitch, and it wouldn't be dystopic if the entire legal system weren't out to get you. None of this is undueWe just have to start coming up with plans and acting on them rather than rolling through in a stupor of reactions
>>28300528>>28300549its noir. We have to suffer
>>28305227Frank does get off on being you know who...
Rolled 3>>28302974I just joined this, but the thought of having a war by hacking and commanding kuzuri to defend from the kuzuri hacked by Fenix sounds fucking awesome.