"I am not a prostitute!" you say, much louder than you intended. "A fact we are all well aware of," Novena replies with mock solemnity. "But he isn't, so you can kind of see how this works out for us.""What Novena's tying to say," Caleb cuts in, "is that we just need somebody to make contact and confirm our suspicions. Nothing more.""Exactly! Go in, lay on the charm, record him perving out on you, then just say you need to go freshen up or something.""I just don't understand why I always end up having to do these things," you grumble."Well I would except somebody messed up my pretty face. Not to mention uh, hello?" She her waggles her floppy brown and black ears suggestively.It's only been days since your fight with Novena but she already seems to be pretending like it was nothing. You're not sure whether you find the thought comforting or disturbing, but for the time being you put it out of your mind and focus on the task at hand. That task is the honourable gentleman from Illinois, Senator Robert Dufrense. According to Caleb Dufrense is one of the major backers of the Genetic Safety and Regulation Act, so securing his support would deal a hard blow to the legislation. unfortunately it won't be that easy. The problem is that Dufrense is a dyed in the wool conservative, extremely unsympathetic to clade rights. In fact according to your sources the only things he seems to care for at all is god, guns, country, and... whores.>Alright, but I'm keeping track of this.>You'll need to think of something else.>I have a better plan (do you?).
>>28715801Archives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Clade%20QuestCharacter Sheet: http://pastebin.com/YaqYTJm1Twitter: https://twitter.com/Clade_Quest>THE COUNT>60 Days Until Midterm Elections>6 Senators Short>Public Opinion 66% Against
Why not hire an actual prostitute?
>>28715801>>Alright, but I'm keeping track of this.
>>28715801>Alright, but I'm keeping track of this. And you owe me!>>28715874Probably wouldn't trust them to get it done. For example, they could be anti-Clade and decide to leak the whole thing to the media instead, which would be Very Bad. And controlling for that would take time, and not be 100%.
>>28715874>>28715901>>28716018You can already tell this is going to happen, one way or another."Couldn't we just hire an actual hooker to do this?" "No good," Caleb shakes his head. "Too unreliable, too susceptible to pressure. "Besides this is already putting us in a very gray area. I don't want anything that could compromise us.""Fine, but you guys owe me for this."Novena hops up and slings an arm around you, clearly enjoying this just a bit too much. "Don't worry kiddo I'll be there watching you the whole time in case he gets out of hand." She leans in conspiratorially. "Besides, I hear Dufrense likes the brown ones.""Eyes?" you ask hopefully.Novena simply smiles.>Go get dressed.>Do something first?Internet still a shit, if I vanish for a bit that's why. Also it looks like QTG just died as I was advertising. Suffering. ;_;
>>28716061>Go get dressed.Better to just get it over with.Spend the time plotting ways to get back at Novena. Ideally in ways that don't cause bodily harm.
>>28716061>Go get dressed.This is shit!
>>28716093>>28716164You don't really have anything for this type of... work. Frankly your wardrobe consists mostly of hoodies, jeans, sweaters, and whatever else you feel comfortable reading in. Novena drives you downtown and steers you into the first boutique store she spots."This one's on Gibbs and our generous backers, so go nuts.""Wh- what should I get?" you ask hesitantly."Hell if I know, just make sure it's something Dufrense will like. Honestly I don't think it'll matter too much to that old lecher either way."You browse around, looking at the scandalously revealing clothing that seems to be in this (and every) year. Eventually your eyes fall on three offers. One is an elegant black evening gown, the second is a cocktail dress you imagine would be quite suitable for whoring, and the third is a pantsuit that only a politician could find attractive.>Wear alluring dress.>Wear elegant evening dress.>Wear smart pantsuit.
>>28716331>Wear elegant evening dress.Less embarrassing, and the more high-class whores will be more used to handling politicians anyway.
>>28716331>Wear alluring dress.Slut it up, faster he gets handsy, faster we can leave.
>>28716331>Wear alluring dress.Who knows what he prefers, let's go with the decent-looking choice.
>Wear elegant evening dress.
Rolled 2>>28716388>>28716458>>28716566>>28716583>No VotesSuffering.>Tie BreakerYes!>Tie UnbreakerDAMNIT.Ok we're rolling for this one. 1 = Elegant Gown2 = Sexy Dress
>>28716624Well fuck. How are we going to live this down? Hopefully we don't meet anyone we know, or get our picture taken by some lurking paparazzi.
>>28716660More importantly, hope this guy doesn't restrict himself to high-class whores...
>>28716660Just throw enough makeup on that we are barely recognisable and claim it was somebody else if it ever comes up again.Politics is kind of a crappy business.
>>28716331Elegant gown. If we make him chase us and desire us, it'll make him stupid and let his guard down. Something too obvious will just give us away.
>>28716821Where were you 10 minutes ago anon!
>>28716841I just hopped in on the quest because it caught my eye. Curse the Dice Gods, not me!
>>28716624You equivocate over the two dresses for some time in the changing room. Dufrense may be a pervert, but he's also a senator. You run your hand over the sheer fabric of the dress. You've never worn anything like this before. Images of yourself in the revealing piece race through your mind, making you blush. But.... if you're going to play a part, you may as well play it well. Dufrense isn't going to a seedy club on the edge of town to meet beltway functionaries. If he wants a whore, well, you'll be a whore."Felicia, some time today?"Novena's voice startles you from your thoughts. You quickly scooch into the dress and open the door for approval."How do I look?"Novena's ears perk up and she stands speechless for a moment. "You... wow. I didn't think you had it in you. But no time for the whole catwalk affair, we're late. Anything you need to know before we do this?">[Alluring Dress, +3 Presence, +2 Flexibility]>Ask Question.>Go to Club.Curse incoming, bear with me. Real internet getting installed tomorrow, I promise.
>>28716876We always curse the dice gods, that's a given.>Ask Question.Ask about any details they might know about his whoring habits. Classy/trashy, aggressive/coy, likes to get it done fast or loves lots of (ugh) 'foreplay', whatever.Also ask how you should proceed once you have what you came for, and what to do if things go bad (like, say, he finds the recorder).
>>28716947Set up a signal for "Get me the hell out of here".Something subtle like putting two fingers on an earlobe.
>>28717022Sorry, meant to link >>28716947But yeah, priority is having an exit strategy.
>>28716947More info on our target is always welcome. Drinking habits so that we have something to talk about, maybe other topics he's deeply interested in. We need something to talk about to get in close, then we can begin the seduction.
>>28717022>>28717029>>28717073You hurry to keep up with Novena as she pays for the dress and hustles you into the car."Hey uh... before we do this, do you know anything about this guy? I mean you can't just send me in there with just whores.""Sorry kid, whores is what I got from my people, so whores is what you get from me. It's surveillance, not magic. The guy is a senator, we couldn't get any closer than that without tipping him off.""Yea but," you wheel around in front of her and stop. "Look at least can we have a signal in case things get out of hand?" "Anybody ever tell you that you worry too much? It's going to give you lines." She sighs as you continue to stare at her. "Fine, if you say "emerald" I'll hear through the wire and come riding in to save the day. Happy?""Hardly, but it'll do."You arrive at a club with a large Neon sign that reads, "The Smitten Kitten". It doesn't look like the kind of establishment that serves Senators, but then you imagine that's the whole point. Novena manages to wire you up beneath your shred of a dress, a feat that is almost as impressive as it is embarrassing."Good to go Felicia, it's time for your big debut. Knock him dead kid. But not literally. Seriously. I don't think I could clean that up."You take a deep breath and step into the club. You spot Dufrense quickly, recognizing him from the photo Caleb provided. He's sitting alone at a table drinking.>Go to the bar.>Approach Dufrense>Other?
>>28717351Get a bit of liquid courage into us before facing him, a shot of something sweet and VERY alcoholic. Then we can flirt with him using whatever we know about him, and maybe get him to offer us a drink.
>>28717351>Go to the bar.Get a drink of your own, not that there should be any drinking. Nice cover. Afterwards, approach him.
>>28717402Gotta be honest, not many of his interests really seem to mesh with whoring well. Could bond over our 'mutual' hate of Clades I guess? Would maybe make him less suspicious too...but could swing the other way and make us more suspicious if we fuck up.
>>28717351>Go to the bar.Rule 1 of undercover work is to let the populace acclimatise to your presence before making any moves, otherwise you seem out of place.Give it 20 minutes or so. If possible, make him come to us rather than the other way around.
>>28717351>Go to the bar and pretend to scope out its clientele from there for the most loaded person, before approaching him. Gotta think like a whore.
>>28717402>>28717416>>28717450>>28717495>>28717535Unsure of what to do, you walk up to the rail and flag down the bartender."Vodka, neat."The bartender nods and quickly returns with the shot. You down it instinctively, cursing yourself after the fact for drinking your cover. You order a Long Island and sit at the bar taking in your surroundings.The club isn't quite as much a dive as you first thought. It's definitely not upper class, but there's a varied crowd. The urban fashion set mix with business men and the type of plastically beautiful women who seem to be a permanent fixture at these places. In the corners you even spot a few clades mixing with rest of the patrons.Having sat at the bar for some time without being approached you pick out a heavily inebriated salary man and chat him up. His name's Shawn. He has a girlfriend. He thinks you're pretty. You listen to his fumbling pick up lines for a few more minutes, making sure Dufrense sees you, before you thank him for his time and stand back up.Dufrense is still alone, curiously. He hasn't so much as moved from his private table, and nobody has come to join him. You get a text on your phone from Novena."What are you doing?">Go over.>Wait a bit longer.>Other
>>28717720>>Go over.Just wait a minute or two so the text doesn't look suspicious.Hopefully the reason he's alone is just coincidence, and not that he beats up whores or something.
Just wanted to say that I'm just now reading the thread to get caught up, so you have at least one lurker hiding out for a bit.
>>28717720Don't go over immediately, give him a few loaded looks and try to draw his attention our way.Once he's consistently following us with his eyes, then we can make our move. We have to play it coy and make him chase us.
>>28717748This. Rule 2 of undercover work is to make sure it doesn't look like you are taking outside prompts.
>>28717748>Hopefully the reason he's alone is just coincidence, and not that he beats up whores or something.Well at least we have experience with fighting!
>>28717720Go over, but dont make it obvious that the text tipped you off.
>>28717748You reply to the text casually, letting Novena know you're just blending in. You sit at the bar for a few more minutes, waving off would be suitors and finishing your drink. Sufficiently convinced of your cover (and buoyed by several shots of liquid courage) you stand up and make your way over to the table."You look lonely sweetie, room for one more?"Dufrense looks you up and down impassively. "Just grabbing a few drinks after work, rough day.""Well maybe you can buy me one and tell me about it." You slide into the booth uninvited. He gives you a hard, unpleasant stare. For a moment you're afraid Dufrense is going to leave, but the anger in his face softens back into boredom. He checks his watch before turning back to you."I suppose I wouldn't mind, for a few minutes. What'll you have?"Well now you're in, how will you play this?>Play dumb.>Try to impress him.>Be overtly political.>Other?
>>28717961What'll you have as in alcohol? If so, go for something feminine and sugary, got to live up to the ideal and all that.Be political (or at least pretend to be impressed by some of his work as a politician), but don't try to impress him. A random whore walking in, going to the one angry looking guy sitting along, then blowing his mind with deep political theory screams set up.
>>28717961>Keep it light, pretend you don't know who he is.For now at least. And get something very alight on the alcohol, we definitely don't want to get more than slightly tipsy.
>>28717961DONT be overly political. He obviously comes to a place like this to forget about work and be anything BUT a politician.
>>28717961Some light chitchat. Don't even mention politics, and pretend that we don't know who he is, perhaps?
>>28718007And if he calls us on not knowing him, just say we figured he'd prefer someone as far removed from his professional life as possible.
>>28718000>>28718007>>28718015You give the question a moment, furrowing your brow in what is only partially mock stupidity at this point. God, how many shots are they putting in Long Islands these days?"Appletini," you finally settle on.Dufrense flags the waiter and orders your drink, along with a scotch for himself."So tell me Mr. Hard-Day, what do you do that's so depressing it's got you drinking alone?""I work in corporate finance. Working ledgers, making numbers behave. All that sort of thing." He takes a drink from his scotch before placing it on the table. "All very tedious, but sometimes my co-workers can make it particularly onerous. And what about you?""It's hard to describe my work." You lean over the table, letting your breasts strain against the tight dress. "But you might say I'm in hospitality."Awareness flickers briefly on Dufrense's face before his usual placid mask replaces it."How interesting." >Seduce (PRESENCE).>Try to pump him for information. (Presence + Flexibility).>Keep making small talk.>Other?
>>28718267Definitely don't talk about politics then if he's trying that hard to avoid mentioning it. Maybe have some more small talk, see if he takes the bait and does our work for us.
>>28718267>Keep making small talk.Butter him up a little bit more. Talk about the club perhaps? Since we've never really been here (as our current disguise at least), talk about moving here recently and how nice it was to find this place, ask if he's got experience with it, if they have any particularly good drinks, etc.
>>28718321Seems reasonable. I'm hoping that dragging it out a little bit will make it easier to get him to say something dumb.
>>28718267>Keep making small talk.Even if we're a lady of the night, we can still keep things relaxed a little longer.
>>28718391True, he wants relaxing after a 'hard day'. God I hate being this submissive and helpful to politician scum.
>>28718418Such is the pain of being a whipping girl.We should think up something to pay them back. Especially Novena, the smug fuck.
>>28718418Look on the bright side, next job can't possibly be worse!
>>28718321>>28718331>>28718389>>28718391"I only just moved here actually," you continue. "It's my first time at this club and you looked like you know the place well. A whole table all to yourself and all. I figured you might be able to show me around.""Me and the owner are old friends, went to high school together. He saves me a table when he can. I'm a bit too old for it all really, but I like the ambiance." He brings his drink up before grinning stupidly. "And the scenery." You force your mouth into a rictus grin. "How sweet. You shouldn't think of it like that though. I've never cared for younger men myself. They're so.... inexperienced."The server brings another scotch and freshens up your drink. You've been doing your damndest to nurse it but it's hard without looking like the world's first teatotalling hooker. You chat about fake jobs, movies, the weather. Pretty much everything and anything except the topic you're interested in. Suddenly Dufrense looks at his watch before standing abruptly and reaching for his coat."It's been lively, but I have somewhere to be. It was a pleasure meeting you miss...">Do we have a name?>Make your move. Try to leave with him. (PRESENCE).>Let him go.>Follow him out and watch him leave. (FLEXIBILITY)>Other?
>>28718703Making that move. We've put up with this fuck long enough, maybe make it seem like we've really enjoyed his company and would like some 'more of his time'. Do some pouting about him trying to leave you so suddenly.
Rolled 17>>28718703>Make your move. Try to leave with him. (PRESENCE).Fuck no, he isn't getting away without spilling some juicy shit.
>>28718756Fuck yes, move making time.
Rolled 14>>28718703>Make your move. Try to leave with him. (PRESENCE).Time to roll
>>28718789>>28718756Jesus. I...I feel kind of dirty now.There better be a nice shower waiting for us after all this.
>>28718810It's necessary, anon.We spygames now.
>>28718949But it was all so much simpler when it was talking earnestly with our mouths and fists ;_;
>>28718754>14> -3 (Skimpy Dress)> +30 (Demanding Difficulty)> +5 (No Name)>FailureYou barely have time to register the sudden change as Dufrense starts to exit the booth."No!" you say grabbing his arm. "I mean... you aren't just going to leave me here are you?" You push your cleavage up against him. "I'm sure your friend wouldn't mind waiting." You give him your most suggestive look.Dufrense's face suddenly flashes anger, and then just as quickly, pity. "No, I'm afraid I've already stayed too long. Have a nice night though young lady. Maybe I'll see you here again."Dufrense steps around you and moves for exit, leaving you alone and confused. What the hell was that? Did you screw something up? You were sure he was into you.>Watch him subtly as he leaves (FLEXIBILITY).>Stay in the club. Let Novena take care of this.>Other?
>>28719088Are you seriously saying we failed with a 14 roll?>Stay in the club. Let Novena take care of this.No point risking our cover to watch him, what, walk away?
>>28719112>Watch him subtly as he leaves (FLEXIBILITY).I guess?
>>28719154Well, like...what was the point of the roll then? If there's a 10% or whatever chance of succeeding, then clearly there's a narrative reason why we shouldn't be passing, so don't give us a chance to do so.
>>28719154Looking for a tiebreaker, and also a d100 if you want to do this.
>>28718810>There better be a nice shower waiting for us after all this.And a Novena in that shower.
>>28718974>when it was talking earnestly with our mouths and fistsWell, we can still be doing that if you really want to. Might be hard to sell him on the fisting, though.
>>28719215Stay in the club until he's gone then leave.This was all their idea and we played things great anyway, they shouldn't whine about it.
Rolled 26>>28719154Yeah, rolling for it.
>>28719112>>28719360You watch, dumnfounded as Dufrense exits the club. You suddenly feel very aware of people's eyes on you. You did make a bit of a scene after all. Rather than blow what's left of the operation you decide to return to the bar and order another drink. You sit at the bar, looking so venomously unhappy that not even the drunkest and most persistent barflies try to talk to you. Sure, it might have been a set up, and he might be a senator, but where does he get off rejecting you! You're pretty damnit! You could get somebody way better than him!Your affirmations are interrupted by a buzz on your phone. "ALL CLEAR."You make your way out to the car, slamming the door as you get in."The hell happened in there?" she says as soon as you're in. "One minute he was making moon eyes at you and the next he's suddenly lost interest?""I dunno! I whore'd it up, just like you said. Any frat boy would have been falling over himself to take me home. Maybe the old man isn't into girls."Novena looks at you for a minute, cocking her head and squinting. "Are you drunk?""I was sitting alone at a bar for two hours. OF COURSE I'M DRUNK.""Ugh, whatever. Let's just go home. We'll keep working on him. I know where his house is so I'll post somebody there to watch.">Quitting again? We can still do this!>I need some coffee. Let's just go.
>>28719833>I need some coffee. But I'll be going back in there next time he goes and getting something. Oh, get me somewhere with a shower, just being in there made me feel vaguely greasy.Fuck no we're not giving up.
>>28719940This. We should also have told her to tail him, since he was obviously blowing us off for something sketchy. If it takes precedence over whores, its gotta be important.
>>28719833>Quitting again? We can still do this!Not tonight though.
>>28719833"That old man was definitely up to something shady, no way I'm going to give up on this yet. I'll definitely find out what he's up to. Right after I get some coffee.... and a shower I think."Novena looks at you for a long time before speaking. "Every time Dufrense's done this he follows the same pattern. He comes to the club, he talks to the owner, he drinks, a cab with a girl in it is waiting for him when he gets out, and he goes home. We've never followed him onto his property but..... If we could catch him with one of those girls it would be a hundred times better than just hearing him admit to it.""Is that legal?""Strictly speaking... no. But neither is denying people their civil rights." She turns to you and holds your hands. "Caleb, Cassie, they mean well but they aren't going to be able to stop this. We could though. I just need somebody to back me up. What do you say?">Let's do it.>I'm not breaking the law.
>>28720145"I'm not saying no, but if we get found out it'll be worse for us."
>>28720145>"Please tell me you at least have something that sounds like a plan."
>>28720145"Depends. What's the play here?"
>>28720145"This is emotional blackmail, I'm calling the police.Fuck it, what's your great plan?"
>>28720192>>28720209"I dunno Nov, this sounds.... really risky. Do you have a plan or something?"No sooner do you ask than she opens the glove compartment and pulls out a map."Dufrense's second house... or mansion really, is in the area. Huge property, no visitors. Not even the wife. Security is pretty much non-existent. Just a couple of groundskeepers. Dufrense isn't important enough for a detail. All I've got on me is a camera, but if we can hop the fence and let ourselves in we could get some nice photographs of his... guest. What do you think?">What are we waiting for?>Why are you only trying this now?>What's my part?>Other?
>Why are you only trying this now?
>>28720439>Why are you only trying this now?This sounds a bit too good to be true...
>>28720461Not to mention that getting caught backfires MASSIVELY. No, this isn't a good plan.
>>28720507I agree, this is a 'last ditch effort' plan, when it's all or nothing. We can always revisit it. Let's hear what she has to say first though.
>>28720439Lets put it on the backburner for now. If we completely run out of options we can do it, but theres no need to do something that can go wrong in so many ways just because our first attempt failed.
>>28720461>>28720501>>28720507>>28720542You pull your hands away. She's taking advantage of you. "Why now? If this was such a foolproof plan why didn't you do weeks ago?""Felicia... I have plenty of PIs, informants, people on payroll. But that's all they are, paid help. I can't trust them with something like this. Caleb and Gibbs aren't out for this kind of work... and I can't ask Cassie.""But it's ok to involve me in it? Why, because you don't care if I get caught? Or because you think you can just push me into going along with anything?"The words hit her hard. She looks away from you. "I... respect you. I know we haven't always gotten along but you always try to do the right thing. I thought maybe you'd understand. We're sinking here. The rest of them don't see it but we aren't going to make it at this rate....." She shakes her head. "It was stupid, I'm sorry. Let's just go home.">Go home.>Reconsider.>Other?
>Reconsider."If you are sure this will work... then alright. But if I get arrested you paying for bail. "
>>28720689>"Look, I get it. But this isn't the same kind of risky that this last plan was. And we're not at the point where something as drastic as this needs to be done yet. I'm not going to do this on a whim, when there's still 2 months to go. If we're still stuck on him in a month, I'll consider it, okay?"
>>28720747This. Tell her that if she really thinks it can work, then she needs to put more planning into this than "hop the fence and hope for the best like some drunken fratboys pulling a panty raid". And that in the meantime, we should pursue other avenues of attack.
>>28720689>Reconsider."Look, is this really the right time? I'm fully aware that if I get caught badly, you're all gonna have to basically deny any contact and be very unhelpful you know. At least let me leave it as a last-ditch solution."
>>28720689>Reconsider.How much research is behind this plan? Because this is a huge gamble and if it goes bad then the consequences could be enormous.
>>28720726>>28720861>>28721015You find yourself teetering on a knife's edge as you go over the risks again and again in your mind. This is far beyond anything you've ever done before. But to get so close and lose Dufrense....."This job. How well have you planned it." You turn and look at Novena coldly."Felicia... you don't have to do this. I planned everything to a T. I know all the doors, all the exits. But I'm not going to expose you to this sort of risk. It was selfish of me. I was just worried because Dufrense's been getting more erratic about these meetings. I think he's scared of something"You aren't sure if she's trying to play you. Or if she just wants to believe this will be as easy as she hoped."If we get caught, it'll be bad. Caleb and the others....""Won't get involved. And we wouldn't say anything about them. Right?" She matches your gaze resolutely.She seems ready, as ready as she'll ever be. "Yea. Let's do it."You wait for her trademark grin, but this time it doesn't come. She simply reaches over and gives you a hug, before putting the car in gear. (Cont.)
>>28721407Well, hope this doesn't go way the fuck wrong...At least we can make up for kinda doing a bit more damage than planned last thread.
>>28721407You go and grab some coffee, change out of your dress, and go over the plan. True to her word, Novena has put a lot of thought into this. It's slightly unnerving to think she's been working this over in her head, alone, for this long. But at least she has been working it over.You make your way to the address in question, taking care to park a block away. You follow Novena to a back end of the wall, where some trees obscure the wall. You take a running jump and quickly lift yourself clear of the wall, reaching back to grab the shorter Novena and bring her with you. The two of you make your way across the lawn and towards the main house. You can see lights on in the lower level, with silhouettes moving within."Alright," Novena says, already out of breath. "I think we both know you're better suited to this than I am so I'll wait out here. Just take the camera and get a few pictures through the window."You grab the camera and make your way to the window but can't quite make out what's happening inside. You can hear a woman's giggling inside. You'll need to get in somehow if you want the proof. There's an open window on the third level but it's a steep climb, with little except the baroque stonework of the outer wall to find purchase on. Alternatively there's a set of doors on this level that might be open. However they're in the courtyard, flooded with light.>Sneak to the door. (FLEXIBILITY)>Climb to the window. (STRENGTH + FLEXIBILITY)>Other?
Rolled 8, 67 = 75>>28721737>>Climb to the window. (STRENGTH + FLEXIBILITY)Might as well be ambitious.And after that wasted 14, the dice-gods better be in a good mood.
Rolled 78, 4 = 82>Climb to the window. (STRENGTH + FLEXIBILITY)Like a ninja.
>>28721799Worth mentioning that you still have two FP to blow on rerolls if/when you want.
>>28721863I'm guessing we can just switch the Flexibility roll to the second one then?Either way, I'd say it's worth spending to try again for Flexibility. We wouldn't have to reroll both, right?
>>28721906Anyone? I don't want to waste a fate-point on my own...
>>28721799>>28721799You opt for the window. You stare up the side of the wall and reassure yourself. Just like the climbing wall at the university. Put one foot in front of the other, carefully testing each new step as you make your way up the side of the house. You thank your luck that moon is particularly thin tonight, and wreathed in clouds. Nobody will see you climbing up the darkened wall.You've cleared two stories and just need to make the third. You give a short jump and grab hold of the window sill.... only to have your hand slip from the dusty surface. You are suddenly hanging by one arm. Scrambling to get another hold. >(FORCE + FLEXIBILITY)>>28721906You can choose what dice to reroll depending on the skill.
Rolled 80, 97 = 177>>28722033Come on!
>>28722071Uh, I think we may want to spend a FP here.
>>28722071I vote reroll this one.
Someone else do the reroll, I'm probably cursed.
>>28722100Ok. Unless there's any objections. You can reroll both with TENACITY and opt to use PRECISION on the new roll if you want. They cost one each, you have two.
Rolled 35>>28722144Here we go!
>>28722168How do we get new FP? Spending both on one roll would be galling...
>>28722174Well there's one. I'm gonna be honest, I'm not sure quite where we stand dicewise at the moment.
>>28722207Yeah, someone do the other!
>>28722201You get new FP basically every time you complete something. You can only bank 3 at a time, currently you have two.>>28722207You need to choose which skills you want, and then roll for them.TENACITY would generate two rerolls for the check, PRECISION would generate a third in addition.
>>28722256Wait, what would adding PRECISION do exactly?
>>28722307The degree to which you succeed with it is subtracted from the target. It's a bonus dice.
>>28722350Ah, that would be nice.However, that only works for the FORCE dice? So still a decent chance of failing?
>>28722394Yes, but as it is you're guaranteed to fail. At the risk of getting meta, don't worry too much about FP. You will receive more.
Rolled 74>>28722431Fuck it, lets just get this thing moving.
Rolled 73, 51, 28 = 152>>28722431Alright, might as well use both then, unless someone objects.Although I don't see how we're guaranteed to fail if we only use the single FP.
Rolled 70, 35 = 105>>28722033
>>28722513>>28722518>>28722550Well this isn't confusing at all!
>>28722518> 73> -16 (Precision)>-10 (Ordinary Difficulty)>Failure>51>-10 (Ordinary Difficulty)>SuccessYour grip slips from the stone, just a second after you manage to swing your other hand up. to get a grip. Clinging to the wall you dangle for a moment, heart pounding in your chest, before you slowly manage to claw and kick your way up to the ledge. You finally manage to get yourself into the window before slumping onto the floor quivering. You do your best to control your breathing, but it's difficult to quiet your ragged gasps.After some time you collect yourself and slowly creep into the hallway. You can hear Dufrense and the unidentified female downstairs. Padding softly down the stairs you prepare the camera. You could try to get a shot from the edge of the hallway, or you could move up to the adjacent room and get a close up shot.....>Far shot. (FLEXBILITY)>Close shot.(FLEXBILITY)>Let's just get the hell out of here!>>28722637I share your confusion. It's something I might revisit
Rolled 27>>28722851>Far shot. (FLEXBILITY)
>>28722851Wait, we just hear talking?>Sneak to somewhere you can see them/hear them before deciding.
>>28722969You can do this, but it will require the same flexibility test as getting close enough to take a long shot.
>>28723036Well, just go with >>28722951 then. If we get that close we might as well take the shot even if it's nothing, after all.
>>28722851You halt just as the edge of the hallway. No sense in pushing our luck any further, not tonight. Besides Novena just needs pictures, not artwork.Peering around the darkened edge of the hallway you can see the figures at last. Dufrense stands facing away from you, naked as the day he was born. The image is quite nearly enough to turn you off men entirely. The woman is lying on the bed. As she stands and embraces Dufrense you see your chance. You line up the camera to capture the illicit moment. The woman is quite beautiful. She has flawless skin, enticing curves, and platinum white fair peaked by two.... triangular.... ears? Holy crap.*Click*>Get closer. We need more.>I think we got what we came for.>Confront him. We've got his ass over a barrel.
>>28723307>I think we got what we came for.But snap a couple of extra shots first. If the ears are visible, we don't even need to prove the prostitute part!As for the confrontation, that's not for us.
>>28723307If I said I was intentionally inserting one typo per update as a scavenger hunt would I look less incompetent? Also getting late. Couple more updates.
>>28723307>Get out of sight and wait until the sex noises, then snap a couple more.Assuming we got the ears already.
>>28723307Well now we know why he wasn't into us at the club.
>>28723307Bingo.Though I have to wonder what his agenda here is
>>28723307A couple more shots, and then skedaddle.
>>28723407>>28723348The club, the taxis, the guest house. It all makes sense now. Not even Washington elites go to such lengths to hide their whoring, unless it's the kind that goes against their politics.You stay in position, snapping a few more particularly lurid shots for good measure, before quickly slipping back behind the wall. You retreat through the courtyard door. And start making your way back across the moonlit lawn. All you need to do is make it across property to where Novena is waiting before-You turn to see a very sleek, angry, brown and black dog closing on you from across the lawn. It barks menacingly and bears it's teeth.>RUN (FORCE)
>>28723307>platinum white hair peaked by two.... triangular.... earsTruly he is like the Founders. Specifically, Jefferson.
Rolled 35>>28723814>>28723694whoops, my bad
>>28723798Lets be fair here, most of the Founders didnt see Africans as subhuman and in fact many wanted to do away with slavery, they just figured their fledgling nation was too economically volatile to handle it.
>>28723842Well, that looks...maybe okay?
Rolled 98>>28723896Maybe. Hopefully
>>28723913>>28723929OKAY NOT ROLLING AGAIN AAAA
Rolled 59>>28723694Oh dear
>>28723694Look on the bright side, maybe dog clades have like a natural bond with dogs and Novena can calm it!Could we be so lucky?
Rolled 38>>28723694I realize I'm too late but i'm not missing two whole sessions of Clade Quest!
>>28723853Jefferson specifically however was kind of a rapist cock.
>>28723477>35>Success (Barely)You sprint across the open green, dog rapidly gaining on you. Foolproof plan huh? You swear to god that if you survive this you will never listen to one of Novena's half assed plans again. You can see the wall now, and Novena next to it urging you on. If you can just get to the shed propped against the wall you'll be up and out of here! ....Is what you're thinking as something latches onto your arm. The dog sails through the air, biting hard and jerking you down to the ground. It wrestles at the leather jacket, shaking you violently. You struggle to get away, tearing your way clear of the jacket and clambering up onto the shed where Novena grabs your hand. The dog makes a last ditch effort to grab your leg, but you manage to kick free and clear the top.You run like hell, you and Novena both, through the sleeping neighborhood. You tumble into the car, and drive off as quickly as you can without attracting undue attention."Holy shit are you ok? I was afraid I was gonna have to jump down and fight that thing. I fuckin' hate dogs. Hey, Felicia! You here? Say something."You start to laugh. A bit at first, but then hysterically. "The camera.... it was in my jacket.""WHAT?!? Are you saying we left it there? We got nothing on Dufrense's whore?""Never mind that," you say as your laughter dies out. You turn and smile evilly at her. "I think I have a job for you." That's it for tonight.
>>28724410Uh, I'm noticing a hole in this logic. That being, Dufrense will find the jacket and camera, and know people want to catch him in the act, and. You know. Not get any more whores.
>>28724410Ha! Figures, as soon as I get here.Good run, OP, see ya next time.
>>28724410Thanks for running!
>>28724410Remember to archive
>>28724574Thanks for playing. Roll system is still a major pain in the ass. There were some that were meant to be that way (Dufrense giving you an overwhelming chance of rejection to prove a point, with a very small chance of LEWD) but most of them simply weren't meant to be as hard as they were. I'm thinking of switching to best of three rolls to fix that and other problems.>>28724484Something to think about.
>>28724775Ah, alright. Kind of stings that basically despite wasting all our FP and technically succeeding the last roll, it looks like we get absolutely zero out of it with that camera lying back there as evidence people are after him, though.
>>28724775It was fun!
>>28724898Can somebody give me the short form on this?
We're a university student who got caught up in helping a Clade (person with animal dna). In response we agreed to help the Clade equality movement to try and head off a bill that would destroy any rights they have.
>>28726540Thanks. What we need is some human-on-clade violence to sell their position as victims of injustice. Engineer a race riot?
>>28726613I think that's what got us into this mess in the first place.
>>28726613Cassie probably would be down for that though. Probly not so much taking it lying down......