Ghostbusters: JapanEPISODE 7: ANTI-VIRAL VIDEOSLast episode you talked to Star's new associates and disapproved of their lifestyle and recreational choices. You showed dismay at some of their more zealous members were thinking about expanding their social circles. You also interrupted a meeting between the members and the club founder.A brief discussion about neighborly behavior was had with P-COC Field Agent, Yasuo. You were fined.Also, you found a rock.- - -You wake up and head out from your office/bedroom to the mixing floor/war room of the Factory.War room is the right term. The table is covered with pictures, printouts, and the Crazy Journals of the zealots of the Ringer Cult."Good morning." Star says, handing you a paper cup of horrific, coffee-flavored, hot liquid. "I never said thank you for saving me from those whack-jobs, did I?" She smiles at you. "Thanks Daisuke.""No problem." You say. "We're Ghostbusters, all for one and stuff, right?""Totally." She nods. "Oh, and Sachiko's back from the hospital." She hands you a small scroll. "This was tied to the arrow she shot into our sign. Only three, today! She must still be feeling weak."You unroll it. - Thank you for your assistance. Please rethink your misguided attempts before you inadvertently cause more suffering. Also, the one who rescued me is invited to tea. -"Made a friend?" Sato asks, sitting at the table, slurping ramen. "Well as the ancients say, 'One Cannot Get Too Close To A Woman Who Communicates with Arrows.' Or something like that.""Either way." Akria says, rowing an iced coffee. "We're on Day 2 before a lot of people die, or worse.""Are we on Day 2?" Star asks. "Because we may still be on Day 1. The film was shown in the evening.""Either way." Akira said. "We've got a time limit, so let's hit the ground running.""Agreed." You say. "Let's..."> Focus on the Cult> Focus on the Ghost> Focus on the 'Well Realm'
>>28804452> Focus on our attack plan> Focus on finding the Victims> Focus on getting help> Other
>>28804452>>28804483Have the P-COC also been informed about the potential psychokinetic infections throughout the city?
>>28804452Also how many more days until the great alignment?Have we only been contacted by those three youkai so far?
>>28804544>Have the P-COC also been informed about the potential psychokinetic infections throughout the city?You told Agent Yasuo about it and he took it seriously and wrote down the information. Any more than that is outside of your knowledge. So you don't know if Lady Une did anything about it, what P-COC's reaction will be, or if it's going to be a help or hinderance.
>>28804452Focus on the well realm. Barring her ability to Leave it could buy time, are there any similar case files trapping bad monsters in their Demi plane? (Boogie?)
>>28804582>Also how many more days until the great alignment?The Hyaku Monogatari will start three days after the Seven Days deadline.>Have we only been contacted by those three youkai so far?Yes.
>>28804658>three days after seven days deadlineAs in 10 days? From right now?Fuck where did the time go.> Focus on getting helpWe need help. Badly. Can we set up a telecom conference with the rest of the branches anytime soon? We desperately input and brain power to form a plan and whatever aid they can send.
>>28804452Focus on Cult, find Crazy #3.If possible, formulate plan for trapping Sadako, relate info from little girl.And complement our lovely sec-uh... Whatever term she prefers for getting the authorities on the scene before something went super wrong. Imply sensual rewards for same.
>>28804723Depending on what time it is now, the American branches and the original team or GB exteriors should be awake.Focus on getting help
>>28804483>Focus on getting help
>>28804864>>28804772"Alright, we're supposed to be a global organization, right?" You say. "A collective, dedicated to sharing with each other.""Everything except money." Akira says."Right, so hopefully by putting our heads together we can figure out SOMETHING." You say."Yeah, but do we have anything to start with?" Star asks."Well, we have that suggestion your ghost girl gave you." Sato says. "And I've been reading Crazy Girl's ramblings. The spirit in question is named Sadako...the girl at least. No idea about the small pox entity that's merged with her.""That say anything else?" Akira asks as he sets up the conference call."Well...it kind of goes weird. Sadako has multiple pasts according to this. She's killed by her mother, her lover, herself. She's a witch, she's a girl, she's a hermaphrodite. She worked in a circus, she was a student, she was locked in a barn...it's all over the place. It switches to English for a bit and then back to Japanese as well." He shrugs."That could be the Oiwa connection. Or multiple ghosts merged into the Sadako myth." Star says. She taps the handbook. "Or it could have something to do with the Smallpox entity.""Yeah, about that...any way we could get like, I dunno anti-virals or something like that?" You ask."I doubt a clinic is going to just hand out stuff like that to people who come up and ask." Akira says. "Okay...request sent...and now let's see who's available.""Don't forget about the rock!" Sato says."Right." You nod. "Never ignore a significant Rock."GB: CentralGB: New York (Extreme)GB: ChicagoGB: LAGB: LondonRoll 5d6
>>28805225This is Radio Nowhere
Rolled 1, 2, 4, 3, 3 = 13>>28805225I see the south African branch is out of reach. They too must be setting up and having problems of their own.Rolling
Rolled 6, 5, 2, 4, 4 = 21>>28805288Huh, let's try again
>>28805312>Originals and extremer>1Oh Dammit
Rolled 5, 1, 6, 5, 3 = 20>>28805225Sure, why not?
>>28805225Hey GM, is this Post-The Game? Does that mean the Rookie is no longer the Rookie anymore? Gasp! Does that mean we might get the Rookie to show up with advice?
>>2880538This is post everything.Rookie was offered his own branch, not sure if he accepted but he appears in the comic series that's going on right now.Meanwhile Louis coordinates the different branches of America or on an international level according to the RPG.
>>28805436I thought Rookie and the Chevy Chase base character became Chicago after the events of New Ghostbusters.
>>28805381Yup, he's in Chicago.LA is Sanctum of SlimeGB: LA are unavailable...which is fine because you're still upset at Bridget. LA's keeping them busy, and apparently P-COC is giving them a lot more grief than normal. Something to do with a law firm over there giving P-COC trouble...eh, not your problem.GB: London is also unavailable, apparently they've gotten into a bit of a 'tiff with this bitch and a tosser in red!' whatever THAT means. Either way, not your worry.Still, Dr. Spengler, Dr. Griffin, and the 'Chicago Rookie' are up and available for consult."Very well." Dr. Spengler says. (He's also translating via text so the other two don't have to mangle Japanese, or you English.) "So the first issue of discussion is if we're going to operate on the premise that you received accurate information from the bisected entity.""Huh?""Do you trust the little girl told you the truth, and are we going with her 'sever the connection' plan?" Dr. Griffin responds.> I trust her, and it's not like we have a better plan.> I don't trust her, we should come up with a plan of our own.> I know Sadako is the Disease, and the Cult is a symptom...but we NEED to deal with the Cult.> Other
>>28805525I think they did
>>28805553Severing the connection has been standard practice for ages.It's what took down Gozer the first time, vigo, and a bunch of others the GB extreme have encountered.I'm not sure if I trust her, be we should definitely sever the connection
>>28805553>> I trust her, but we should still come up with a plan B.>> I know Sadako is the Disease, and the Cult is a symptom...but we NEED to deal with the Cult.A peaceful/helpful aspect to a personality it possible, especially if she's the manifestation of normal Sadako. It's worth at least looking into her plan to see if it holds weight. Even if it does, coming up with a Plan B beyond "cook it!" and "crossing the streams" would be nice. And we need to snip the cult off asap, no use trying to cut off Sadako if they're running around infecting shit and gaining her power. But then, busting her might be the deathblow for the cult if it doesn't jump to one of the other Ring ghosts, or another Ghost entirely.
>>28805553 >> I trust her, and it's not like we have a better plan.
>>28805679Supporting, though throwing in an inquiry about case files of sealing off demi planes once we separate them; maybe trap the smallpox entity in the well world it it's too dangerous an entity to contain terrestrially.
>>28805719Normally, destroying the connection effectively is sealing them in their realm.Nuclear explosions have almost always done the trick, can't think of instances where it hasn't worked, but if we can just shut the lid on the thing that's much more preferable
>>28805679We should also take Sachiko up on her offer of Tea Time. She might have an insight into this situation as well, and it'll be good to give her a heads up on the whole Small Pox Ghost shit that's going down.
>>28805553I am quite prepared to trust someone who saved us
>>28805225THE ROCK IS THAT ROCK THAT WAS A MURDER ROCKTHAT ROCK IS THE JAPANESE MURDER ROCKOr it will beMUUUUUUUURDER ROOOOOOOOOOOCK
"I trust her, and it's not like we have a better plan." You say."Alright. So it seems we have two goals that must be done near simultaneously." Dr. Spengler says."You need an Assault Team and a Demolition Team." Rookie says. (You don't know his real name, but his 'handle' is that and despite his efforts, it's stuck)"Yeah, getting the Ghost to attack us and make her mad enough to draw her forces shouldn't be too hard." Star says. "But that second part sounds like a bitch.""Well," Dr. Griffin chimes in. "There's two options, both are pretty awful. One is that you find a way to close and seal the portal that Sadako uses, RIGHT as soon as she emerges.""That's the safest, but the most technically difficult." Dr. Spengler says."Second, I think would be to sever the connection on the other side, in that 'Well World' of hers." Dr. Griffin continues."Easier to do, provided the Assault Team is keeping her busy, but that has someone going inside the realm." Rookie says."And of course, there's the third Terrible Option." Dr. Griffin says."Which is?""Break Rule One."A pause. Dr. Spengler nods. "A Protonic Reversal, as long as it's within the Ghost's realm WOULD be the most effective way to sever the connection. And it can be done on either side.""Do a reversal WITHIN a Ghost's Realm?" Rookie asks."Well, the difference is that..." Dr. Spengler goes on for about three minutes, mentioning 'resonances with familial planes' 'Flesh Faraday Cages' and 'Translocation' which comes out to 'Ghostbuster will probably be fine...probably.'"Hold on though." Dr. Griffin says. "I thought of a snag. If you do that, what about any consciousnesses that are trapped by the entity?"Dr. Spengler pauses for a moment and then nods. "They'd be dispersed to atoms.""This sounds like we're approaching Theologic ground." Rookie says."Agreed." Says Dr. Spengler. "But their existence within that realm must be one of agony as the Entity feeds upon them."(cont)
>>28806361"Any form of release would be welcome, I suppose." Dr. Griffin says.> Let's slam the door behind her.> We'll send someone to wreck her place.> Break Rule One.> Other
>>28806401OtherTry to have all plans prepared because you know fate...
>>28806361>they'd be dispersed to atomsWell, more like subatomic particles but yeah. In any case, that's what happened to all those souls Shandong absorbed before the entire original team + rookie nukeified him.Letting her into this world is incredifucking risky, so why not just smash the place?
>>28806401Let's bring the fight to her place, I guarantee its better than her bringing the fight here.
>>28806401>Other"Theologic grounds? We could consult with a local shrine priestess about it."
>>28806660Nah, pretty sure they'd not have anything nice to say about that. Dissipation of souls.In any event it isn't the first time GB have done that, and I bet it won't be the last. What's more were putting these souls out of their misery.And personally, I think wed be sending them to the afterlife that way.
>>28806401> We'll send someone to wreck her place.
"Well...I'm okay with wrecking her place, but why don't we just go in there and face her and then break Rule One?" You say."She'd escape." Rookie, Dr. Spengler, and Dr. Griffin say."Especially with that Cult active to continue to feed her." Dr. Griffin says. "She'd be out of commission for a while, years maybe, but she'd still be able to hurt people, and then we're back to where we started.""Unfortunately she's right." Dr. Spengler says. "Also, you have to do it before the deadline. Otherwise,""She'll have split herself as she kills all the movie goers." Star says. "Damn.""Alright, well...I still like the idea of taking out her place. Let's leave Rule One as a backup.""Alright, you can either..." Dr. Spengler goes into a long tech-speak again."So, a bomb or a charged PKE Disruptor Pylon Array." Dr. Griffin says. "Bomb's easier and quicker, but if it's not done right...you're screwed. Pylons take a bit, but the Assault Team's going to have to work overtime.""And with one of our people out...that's gonna be tough." Sato says."Not...necessarily." Says the Rookie. "You've got a Mascot, there right? A free-floating entity?""You mean Yurei?" You ask."Yeah. She could set off the Device. It'd scratch Rule One as an option but it'd work." Rookie says.You look at the Chyme that's on the Table. You see Yurei give you a thumbs up. Looks like she's eager to help.Akria scowls and shakes his head. "I'm sorry, I'm not trusting ANYTHING to a Ghost. Yurei stays in her Chyme. That's the deal."> Grow up Akira. Yurei's part of the team.> We'll set up a bomb.> Guess we need some more Pylons.> Other
>>28807258Well akira. This plan is already on the assumption of trusting one ghost, and Yurei is the most trustworthy we know so far.Still, ghosts can be possessed or eaten by other ghosts so it's a risk on her part. Let alone the possibility we might have to nuke the place, which is an unknown in terms of what it does philosophically\theologically.She's putting herself on the line too.Always a good idea to have backups, so let's bring her along as one.In theory, considering the Ghostbusters didn't come back butt naked when they translocated from Shandors realm back to us, and came back with all gear included, we can get her to hide back in her chyme and still enact protonic reversal as a final failsafe.
>>28807258>Construct Additional Pylons!The bomb will be our panic button.
>>28807594So yeah akira, she's part of the team
>>28807258>> OtherAnyway we can combine the options as a fail-safe? Bombs and pylons?
>>28807601And protonic reversal our panic panic button
>>28807651>Anyway we can combine the options as a fail-safe? Bombs and pylons?Short answer is no. Getting just one of these things operational is going to take resources and time, both would put you over your deadline. Even if you all worked non-stop.
>>28807747Yes, of a quasi nuclear nature.The ghost bomb on the GB extreme show for instance could vaporize any entities within a 50 yard radius.A regular nuke could work too, but good luck getting your hands on one of those.
> Grow up Akira. Yurei's part of the team
>>28807258Shut up Tetsujin
>>28807763Pylons. I'd rather not be playing the "do I connect thw red wire or the blue wire" game
>>28807258Yurei and pylons.
"Grow up Akira, Yurei's part of the team." You say."I'm sorry." Akira says. "But I am the one who's name is on the paperwork. That means I get the final say and...""Dude." Sato says. "Yurei is okay. She's not...look she's okay."Akira sighs and nods. "Fine. Okay. I get it. I get it. Don't be blinded...but you KNOW things can go south VERY quickly. And I DON'T have to be HAPPY about it." He storms off. "I'm going to go ride Musashi for a bit. I'll be back and...yeah I'll be back." He shouts over his shoulder.Star looks at you and shrugs. "Akira has some stuff in the past.""What?" You ask."Umm...personal family stuff...it's not our place to tell you. Ask him...maybe when he's in a better mood." Sato says. "So...Yurei's going in...well that makes a few parts easier...what's she using?""The Pylons." You say. "We know how to make them, and all we need to do is not get our asses kicked.""And we have SUCH a great track record for that." Star says."Alright, we'll pick the spot, lure her in...and them Yurei cuts off her escape route, we trap her, and everyone goes home happy." Sato says."Sounds like a plan." Dr. Griffin says. "Dr. Spengler and I will work on the Resonance Frequencies so they'll be ready for you.""Anything else you think we need to discuss before going ahead with the project?" Rookie asks.> Anything?
>>28808103How to de-posses someone.Oh yes, and the car mounted slime cannon.
>>28808154Active depossession is simple. Slime.It's the dormant/hidden ones that are a pain. PKE meter won't detect them. Shandor hide in front of the Ghostbusters right in their faces, pke meters and all, just by possessing the mayor. Slime should still work, but unless you plan on asking all of Tokyo to take a slime bath...There's also traditional exorcisms. Just contact your local shaman or priest I suppose.Oh yeah and upgrades for the Yumi. The super slimer hose or the super slammer muon trap.
>>28808154>How to de-posses someone.Basic method is to hose them with slime. That's the simple brute force method. Other ways are case-by-case deals.>Oh yes, and the car mounted slime cannon.LA is working on the prototype. They've almost got all of the bugs out of it. (For the record, YOU'RE the ones testing out the new Pylon Array.)
>>28808330>the super slammer muon trap.They'll send you the schematics, and then it's up to you guys to make it.
I doubt there's anything major we need to talk about to our collegues overseas, so how about we talk to the Shinto Miko who has invited us through Airmail.
>>28808383How about the super vehicle trap?We've also heard of Dr kylies famous trip to the future to stop the post apoc (from the cartoon)[\spoiler]She said worked on that vehicle mounted Super Proton Cannon.Was that ever looked into?
>>28808434Heh, why not.Well let's just wrap up any loose ends and thank our colleagues for their advice.
>>28808103"So outside the mechanics of it, this is our first big event. You guys have seen a few.Is there any final advice you can part to us?"
>>28808103Are you sending us any backup?
>>28808571"Thank you very much, everyone." You say."This was very helpful." Dr. Spengler says. "We should do this more often.""Agreed." Rookie and Dr. Griffin say."We'll have the right Frequencies for you as soon as possible." Dr. Griffin says."And I have a Tea Date." You say. "Wish me luck."The others wave you off as you go across the street and walk up the steps. You pull on the rope to the bell chime. After a moment, Sachiko opens the door.She's not dressed in her Miko outfit, which is a little surprising. A simple t-shirt that has some old J-Pop star on it. (It looks like she got it out of a bargain bin...which is probably the truth.) And a sensible plain, kaki skirt, finish the look with some cheap beat up sneakers, and you have a classic 'Does not care, and has no budget' outfit. Still, with her long single braid, and very toned body, it works for her. Now that she's upright, you notice that she's tall, maybe only half-an-inch shorter than you are. You consider yourself on the tall side. So...she must be...what 5' 6''?"Come in." She says."You're not in your robes." You say."Not doing services today." She says. "Also, laundry day." She leads you into the temple and into a room, where there's a table and tea set up for three people.There's a woman sitting there, everything about her, dress, hair, makeup, says 'OL.'"So I take it this isn't just a friendly thank-you, is it?" You say."Sit." She says. "This is Yumi.""Yumi...?" You ask, as you sit down."JUST Yumi." She nods at the woman. "It's okay. You can talk to him.""If you're having ghost problems, we're just across the street." You say."Despite what you may think." Sachiko says. "Some people still think it is shameful to be seen conversing with con-artists.""We're not...""Quiet." Sachiko snaps as she sits down and pours 'Yumi' some tea. "At your leisure, don't worry...this man is decent, and he will hold his tongue."You notice then that Yumi's been crying recently.
>>28808383How bad of an idea is fighting a 50 foot Sadako?
>>28809008What follows next are some of the most painful minutes of your life as Yumi tries to talk, but backs away or blushes or almost sobs again.You look at Sachiko for help. The miko sighs and looks to the heavens. "Ghostbuster...do you know what an ikiryo is?"> Of course I do...but maybe you should tell Yumi.> I think I was sick that day of training.> A ghost? > Other (If you do know, please phrase your answer in appropriate terms)
>>28809008Don't say anything. It is Yumi's time to talk. Besides, what we want to talk to Sachiko about has nothing to do with Yumi and so we won't talk about it in front of her.
>>28809095Someone having an out of body experience?
>>28809095My best guess is something sexual because Japan. Or else she's being followed by something.
>>28809179No, it's basically what >>28809142 saidAt least if we go by Wikipedia.
>>28809095Ikiryo?I could go into the mechanics of psychomagnotheric will manifestation and psionic identity replication.But the jist of it is someone really doesn't like another so a shade or part of their soul haunts that person while the hater is still alive. Suspected to be done by those with latent pisionic abilities, erm, people with powerful minds.It's apparently very taxing on the one doing it.
>>28809342So it's being SUCH a hater that you begin to hate someone to death?
>>28809435Pretty much.Gotta be careful though, if the ikiryo separates from your body completely you die. Probably because you basically put all your soul into it.
>>28809142"Someone having an out of body experience?" You say.Sachiko narrows her eyes. "Is the extent of your lauded organization's research a wikipedia search?" She says. "It's a spirit of a still living person." She looks at Yumi. "Yumi believes that...she was attacked by one."Yumi nods."Okay..." You say. "Still not sure how this involves me, and I have some questions for you anyway.""Yumi believed that it was initially a ghost, but other mikes were unable to find any trace of spiritual presence." Sachiko says. "And from my interview with her." She refills Yumi's cup. "I think it's an ikiryo, NOT a spirit. I want YOU to find them, and dispatch them.""What?" You say. "Why us?""Because..." Sachiko swallows. "I am the only one who believes Yumi, I think there have been more incidents, and..." She sighs. "I seem to be at a loss in my own efforts.""So, you couldn't help.""I AM helping, I got YOU." She says. "You have your gadgets and Science and such. Help her.""Umm...have you also considered the police?" You ask. You have a very very bad feeling about this whole situation, and you really don't want it confirmed."She can't GO to the police because...because she just CAN'T." Sachiko says.You sigh. No getting out of this one...not without an arrow in the head. "Alright. But we're on an urgent case right now." You say. "But we'll deal with it."You look at Yumi. Ohhh, there is NO right way to handle this."Umm...can you tall me anything?" You ask."There was one thing." Yumi says softly."It's okay, take it easy...no one's rushing or shouting for answers." You say."It sang Italian Opera.""WHAT?!" You say a little too loudly, and then catch yourself.Yumi nods. "It would...talk to someone that wasn't there...strange things about Peacocks and Slimy Dishes." She sniffs. "And then it would sing Italian Opera when..." She shakes her head. "When it attacked me." She hums the first bars of the opening number of 'The Marriage of Figaro.' "That."
>>28809513"That's why I think this is an ikiryo, and not a spirit or her mind." Sachiko says. "Yumi turned to me in desperation...and so..." She gestures to you. "Alright." You say. "We'll look into it." The comment about talking about Peacocks and Slimy Dishes..."Yumi? When was this?" You ask."Last month, middle of the week." She says.Yep, that's the right timing for the Seto Taisho attack.Fuck."Thank you Yumi." You say. "We'll be in touch, until then stay with Sachiko." You get up and motion with your head for Sachiko to follow she does so."You're taking the case?" She says."Of course." You say. "You're footing expenses?""...fine." She says. "Now, what's so important that this can't take priority?""The lives of about 30 people and countless souls." You say. "You ever hear of a cursed video tape? Or Sadako?"Her eyebrows go up and then she frowns. "If you die before you help Yumi, I will summon your soul up from the void and trap you within my target dummy...and I will use flaming arrows.""Fine." You say. "I had no intention of dying anyway.""However," She says with a sigh. "I think I now can understand why you needed to see me. Alright, ask your questions."
>>28809513Can I ask how did the ikiryo attacked you? Did you see it or could you only hear it in your head?
>>28809634Well if you haven't heard, we recently busted part of a cult.The leaders thought it was just pocus and used it to attract females to solicit sex from them. Turns out this "Lady of the Tape" became more real than they imagined.So now we've got hundreds of people with potential dormant infections. On top of that there's the ghost of the smallpox disease either working with the ghost or is the ghost itself and...well, it's a long story.>tell her everyrhing
>>28809634How do we get Sadako so piss-angry as to attack us immediately?
>>28809634Might want to inform Sachiko about the Seto Taisho attack happening about the same time as the ikiryo attack. Also, the next day, she got stung by bees and went into anaphylactic shock. Seems a bit suspicious to me.Also, about our questions, will destroying any souls fed upon by an evil entity to sub-atomic particles be alright, according to you at least.
Opera? Have we got a singing whale?www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVe6OT5Vbxs
>>28809865The alternative being trapping the evil entity and those souls it's absorbed for eternity in it's realm.
>>28809930Right. Unless someone can pull some "power of love and friendship" miracle out of their ass to send them off to the great wherever, oblivion might be the best we can offer.
>>28809634Some quick bullet points on what she knows of the subject might be handy in deciding where to start.
>>28810056This is Japan. I doubt that we can't pull off one of those.
>>28810056And again, oblivion may very well be the afterlife itself.She seems to call it a "void" in her own words.God can bring the body back from ash, surely he can bring the soul back from quarks. Or whatever translates into your religion.
>>28809823You tell her the whole story. The attack in Miyagi's, the Cult, Sadako, and your plan. She takes it all in with quiet intensity."So about the ikiryo," You ask. "How did it...attack her? Could she see it, or only hear it in her head?" You ask."As far as I could get out of the poor girl, it was like invisible hands gripping her, a thick smell of cigarettes, and the opera." She says. "I don't know how this is going to end, but you have to make sure that it ends...and that Yumi's name is NOWHERE in it." She says. "I'll also need to borrow your horse.""Well, it's not my horse." You say. "Why?""Pictures of a woman upon a horse can answer some questions to a sufficient enough degree." Sachiko says. "Leave it at that."You nod. "Alright, now...how do you feel about those souls?"She shakes her head. "Any form of release would be welcome, however, if you want to grant those spirits any form of happiness, then you'll free them. If not..." She shrugs. "We live in an unpleasant world, with unpleasant lives, a peaceful death of oblivion is a blessing.""You're just a bundle of cheer, aren't you?" You say.She shrugs. "This is not a world that rewards the kind, or the noble. You should know that as much as I." She pauses. "I met Yumi in the hospital, so maybe there's a thing such as luck.""Alright, one last question." You say. "Do you know how to make Sadako so amazingly spitting-nails piss-angry at us that she hares to attack us immediately?"She looks at you and laughs. "Oh...oh I have JUST the thing." She pauses. "Do you have something of hers? Specifically of her clothing, or a scrap of hair, or her home?""I've got a rock." You say."A ro-...never mind." She takes you back inside and she makes a hanafuda seal. "Here. Attach it to her personal effect, and then burn it. THAT'D get ANY spirit running towards you, DAMN fast.""What is it?" You ask."Datsue-ba's 'blessing.' It's a little joke seal I came up with when I was in training." Sachiko says.
>>28810293You accidentally discovered some kind of dog-whistle for ghosts?
>>28810293I have the distinct impression this plan is going to end in tears, confusion and a major property-damage lawsuit. Lovely.
>>28810293So Yumi is gonna start living with Sachiko for protection right?If it makes her feel any better, we could give her a big ol jar of slime. To keep the.ikiryo away from her body. Shell just have to deal with smelling like slime.
>>28810174I'm just glad we haven't encountered any junji ito type stuff
>>28810447>ghosts based on Junji Ito's worksIf we ever find those, it is officially time to NOPE out of Japan
>>28810293"Datsue-ba is the hag who weighs your sins from your clothes when you stand before the Lords of Hell." She says. "By burning that seal, you are stripping away some of the sins and souls gathered by the wicked, and sending them to Datsue-ba. Letting Hell know that you are wicked, and that they should be readying something horrid just for you." She grins. "I figure that'd be enough to piss off any spirit.""And you just...made this up?" You say."Yes." She nods. "But it'll work.""How do you know?""Same way your light show works." She says. "Same way people get up in the morning and do their soul deadening jobs. Same reason ANYTHING works in this world...because we believe it to be so." She nods at the seal in your hands. "I have no doubt in my mind, body, or soul, that when you burn that seal, Sadako will come to hurt you.""You just like that image, don't you?"She nods. "Remember, if you die, you become my new pincushion.""Gee thanks." You say as you turn to leave.Sachiko puts a hand on your shoulder, and you turn. She smiles at you."Thank you, Ghostbus..." She pauses. "I don't know your name. The TV never named you in person.""Daisuke." You say."Daisuke..." She nods. "Thank you, Daisuke." She smiles an honest smile at you. "When this new hope in me dies...I will surely beat you to a pulp."You leave the crazy tsun-tsun miko in the fraying sneakers, and go back to the OTHER den of craziness across the street.Sato is working on converting a giant pile of metal chopsticks into a single unit, using superglue and wire.Akira is working with a small mini-electronic keyboard, tied to the computer.And Star is putting Yurei...through an 80's training montage on the Chyme.(cont)
>>28810492>>ghosts based on Junji Ito's worksGHOSTS? Nah...Although you MIGHT meet a girl with a mole on her face...or two...or twelve...
>>28810548You'll be ready to face Sadako in 4 days.> Each element of the attack can be bolstered. You can spend a day improving the Pylon (Machine charges blasts faster), getting the Frequency right (Blasts do more Damage to the Connection), training Yurei (She'll be able to set up the whole array faster), training yourself (bonuses for the fight), or something else.> Pylon, Frequency, and Yurei each get 1 point every day.> Your help adds 1 point. You can also try and go for an additional 1d6 points. (Ghost Rolls will nullify your entire bonus, so the activity will receive just the standard 1 point.)4 DAYS TIL THE FIGHT> Help Sato with the Pylon> Help Akira with the Frequency> Help Star with Yurei> Train yourself> Other(You also will tell the others about Yumi's ikiryo and they agree that it's an important issue, but you've got to deal with Sadako first.)
>>28810293>I've got a rockI love you. You're awesome and don't let anyone tell you different.
Rolled 5>>28810616>Train yourselfWe will need all the bonuses we can get.
>>28810616First day: PylonsSecond day: FrequencyThird day: FrequencyFourth day: Yurei
>>28810524>if you die, you become my new pin cushionNot if we nuke ourselves first!For that matter, if Sachiko equates oblivion with not the afterlife, and nuking destroys the soul well that don't bode well for people who had relatives in Hiroshima.But hey, belief is still powerful so maybe their prayers do poof their ancestors there anyway.
>>28810721>inb4 we get enough people to believe in datsue-ba and she comes to collect us to hell
>>28810616Let's work on that pylon
>>28810773heh, In theory if we get enough people to channel their belief and faith into yurei she could get strong enough to resist sadako.Who wants to start the Cult of Chyme?
Alright GhostMaster; It's 12:34 in the morning, I've got a final in ten and a half hours, and I've got the Scott Pilgrim soundtrack cued.Hit it.
>>28810944>Idoru YureiThat idea might be useful down the line, but I don't think we have enough preptime for it at the moment. Still, someone make a note of it.
>>28811008Mah east coast nigga
>>28810788>>28810709You work on putting the Pylon together.Roll 1d6 or choose 'No Roll.' First to Two Votes applies, and I'll take the highest roll, or a Ghost Roll
Rolled 3>>28811154Tune in, turn on, drop dead
>>28811154>>28811190>First to two votes applies >Ghost Roll is third roll.I say we get to be lucky today, yes?
>>28811180(You guys are SO lucky I changed it to two votes. Let this be a warning!)You're actually able to crack open some of the crates in the back of the factory and you're able to use a lot of the scrap metal, mixing spoons, and a metal rolling pin, to but the thing together. It's looking pretty sharp.3 DAYS TO THE ATTACK> Pylon> Frequency> Yurei> Train> Other
>>28811256>TrainWe'll need those bonuses for ourselves.
>>28811301>>28811343Working on the frequency is a long tedious manner of playing high frequency notes, recording the sine-wave-resonance-degredations (Whatever that is) and sending it to Central, who measures it again, and sends it back. Repeat ad-nauseum.> Roll or No Roll
>>28811415>>28811417Well, we wasted a day.
>>28811417>>28811415A long tedious day that is completely flushed down the drain when you trip over one of the wires and cause a literal crash of the data drive. Onto the hard concrete floor. And entire day's work, gone in an instant.(DOUBLE Ghost Roll MINUS 1 Point)Running totals for the end.Pylon: 10Frequency: 3Yurei: 4No bonuses2 DAYS TIL S-DAY> Pylon> Frequency> Yurei> Train
>>28811558Train.We are going to go in there with no bonuses to ourselves and it's going to fuck us over.
>>28811558FREQUENCY *clench fists*>attributed ertedCoI don't CARE if we leave bonuses till last! We need firepower!
>>28811558Yo, let's train ourselves.
>>28811590Are you stupid? Frequency has a guaranteed bonus as long as we don't screw it up.We've got NOTHING right now for ourselves.
>>28811586>>28811596>>28811629You can spend the day working on your 'armor' (HP), working on your pack's charge (damage), your pack's variance (to hit), or just stretching/running/dodging Sachiko's arrows (Higher AC).
>>28811627>>28811627And considering we tripped over a wire resulting in a rube Goldberg effect undoing all our hard work, we need it badly
>>28811758Variance.Dat boost to accuracy
>>28811758Work on armor.
>>28811758Pack variance. I dunno about you guys but we need 'to hit' to hit this broad.
>>28811758Armor. We've been getting pretty banged up these last few times out.
>>28811829By adjusting the variance in the proton stream to a finer degree, you cause the 'wobble' effect seen by the naked eye to lessen, making the beam more accurate. This is inadvisable going up against multiple spectral entities, or unknown ones, as it could cause the beam to have no effect at all, but you have enough data on Sadako to nail her frequency down. You'll nail that bitch right in her eye.StatusPylon: 10Frequency: 3Yurei: 4Hit is now 11+LAST DAY BEFORE THE BIG SHOW> Pylon> Frequency> Yurei> Train
>>28811934Frequency, since we seem to have not gained a damn thing.
>>28811934Train.Armor this time.
>>28811959>Frequency, since we seem to have not gained a damn thing.(This is the values you'll have come the big fight)
>>28811934Yurei.She's the linchpin of our plan.Train her in the skill of moving things and interacting with matter. We *believe in her
>>28811934Wait a minute, no +1 to Pylon, Freq, and Yurei?Alsp, we need to do Frequency to cover for our mistake
I wonder what Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis would think of GB Japan if they read it?
>>28811934Yurei. Not only is she important to the plan, we don't want her getting hurt.
>>28812071>>28811959Okay...time to try this...again.Frequency checking. This time you make sure you are NO WHERE NEAR any wires.> Roll or No Roll
>>28812207We think it's great.
Rolled 6>>28812268I just can't shake it.>said sizenowMy butt is NOT that big!
Rolled 3>>28812366Doesn't work like that. 2 rolls have to be done.\>>28812268
Rolled 3>>28812268Dicegods, I fucking swear, if you screw me over now.
>>28812299(Fine)HA! Okay NOW you've got it DOWN. Especially since you have the bright idea of comparing the Beam Variance to the Frequency. That idea caused Dr. Spengler to talk for a while about stuff that went WAY over your head, (But Akira got it) and voila. Now you've got something that'll rattle the walls but GOOD.AND SO, THE DAY HAS COME> Yurei plants the first Pylon automatically, then she'll need 3 rounds to set the next (Three rounds to reach 10). The Pylons let off a charge every round, doing 10 points of Damage to Sadako's realm.> If all goes according to plan, Sadako will be cut off from her realm and her infinite power source in 7 turns. So, where are you going to face her?> An abandoned lot in the Reject Zone (Empty and small...but near civilians)> The parking lot where the Truckers park overnight (Large, but has some debris and other possible reflective surfaces, but clear of people)> Inside the Dumpling factory (Very small and LOTS of reflective metal, but its your turf)> Sachiko's Temple grounds (Holy site, medium sized, water, reflective items, and Sachiko has a TV. Sachiko and Yumi will vacate the premises and she WILL bill you for damages.)
>>28812676Wait, wait, shit. Did we inform P-COC of our impending fight?Because we need to inform them and fill out the paperwork to avoid a fine.Also, voting for the parking lot.
>>28812676Parking lot seems least likely to end with us either dead or in jail, so that.
>>28812676Well, we need to park our boot in Sadako's ass so parking lot.
>>28812731"So did you send the forms to P-COC?" You ask as Akira and Sato lug the old busted TV out into the parking lot."Yeah." Star says. "I sent the forms in today...like ten minutes ago.""So by the time they get it, we'll already have this done...or be dead." Sato says.You hold the rock carefully. You checked, the thing is dripping with Sadako's PKE signature. You aren't sure HOW the junkie cult got it, but you think it's a stone from her well, when it existed in the real world."So," Star says fiddling with the Chyme and Yurei. "I have just one question. One truly important question...""What?""Shoot to Thrill or Thunderstruck?"> Shoot to Thrill> Thunderstruck> Other AC/DC Battle Music
>>28812957>Other AC/DC Battle MusicLET THERE BE ROCK!
>>28812957Shoot to Thrill...
>>28812957> Shoot to Thrill
>>28812957>Shoot to Thrill
>>28812957Hells Bells seems oddly fitting, but I don't know if I'd classify it as battle music.Shoot to Thrill, I guess. Hard to go wrong with that.
>>28812957Thunderstruck is a nice song for a peaceful event like basketball. This is combat.Shoot. To. Thrill.
>>28813152Let's save that for our victory lap.
Rolled 1, 8, 7, 2 = 18>>28813081"Shoot to Thrill." You say."Got it!" Star says.The four of you pull your wands and charge up."What are we gonna try?" Sato asks."Anything that has us not die." Akira said. "Light it, Daisuke."You slap Sachiko's charm on the rock and then, using a lighter wand, set it on fire.Almost instantly the screen pops to life showing static."It worked!" Star says."Of course it worked. Sachiko hates us...kinda...but she IS a professional." You say.The screen changes to the picture of the Well...and slowly you see the girl climb out...and stagger forwards towards the screen. Closer...and closer...You feel the hairs on the back of your neck rise up."Why do ghosts move so slow, and do the whole hallucinations and terror thing anyway?" Star asks."It makes it easier to kill humans and makes their ghost selves more...I guess juicy or ripe would be the right words." Sato says. "Like stuffing and basting a turkey...of fear.""Ah." Star says.Sadako falls to her hands as she steps out of the screen and onto the parking lot. She doesn't notice the Chyme and the long silver poles place on top of the screen, or how the shot of the well now shows a young school girl running around the area, or how the poles vanish. "Alright...HIT IT!" You shout.AC/DC starts to blare and Sadako stands, black energy crackling from her hands, water dripping from her hair, and a gaze of hate in her visible eye> PLAY THE MUSIC AND ROLL FOR INITATIVE
Rolled 11>>28813281Eye of the TigerInitiative is d20, right?
Rolled 1>>28813331Ah, right.
Rolled 9>>28813281Let's go.
Rolled 6>>28813321>>28813339So these two don't count.>>28813355We seem to be doing okay.
Rolled 4>>28813281Let's show this emo bitch how we do things in the Zone.
>>28813355You go first.What'll it be? You have to keep Sadako busy until Yurei can set up the Pylon Array.
>>28813411Slime seemed to work pretty well before, might as well open with that.
>>28813411"Hey shortstack! You ever consider that well water isn't good for your hair?"
>>28813411> Proton Beam> Stasis Stream> Slime Blower> Overload Pulse/Boson Dart
>>28813411She's soaked, let's give her a shocking welcome>proton beam
>>28813482Let's start with the Slime Blower.
>>28813514>>28813466"Hey shortstack! You ever consider that well water isn't good for your hair?" You say.You shoot the slime blower at her.Roll 1d20
Rolled 19>>28813578Rolling for the LORD>tylocre Lord
Rolled 9>>28813578Got our pre-asskicking one liner in now we have to make it awesome.
Rolled 7>>28813578You used my line! Yay!
Rolled 20, 11 = 31>>28813624You blast the slime and it covers her...and she pauses and just looks at you as it sizzles away to nothing the moment it touches her.Akira shoots a Boson Dart at her, and Star unleashes a typical proton beam.
Rolled 13>>28813703Star's beam hits her...outstretched palm and does nothing whatsoever as well.Sato's boson dart nails her right in her bulging milky eye and causes her to...blink and wipe her eye with her other hand.She flicks her hands and there's a surge of red energy and the slime residue vanishes, the beam shuts off and the marker of the Boson dart vanishes.Sato lets loose with the stasis stream.
>>28813760Wait, no effect, nothing!?
>>28813760It hits her, and she starts to have stasis crystals grow on her. She gestures again and they shatter.Something weird happens though, you see the tv image...flicker, like it's jumping forward in a film. Because Yurei's now much further along than you saw. The more you cause Sadako to use energy, the faster time goes in the Well Realm. Which in this case is VERY good for you!Also it seems that the Stasis stream and Proton beams are your best bet, unless you get a lucky shot with the Boson Dart.Pylon Array at 20%Your turn
>>28813703>>28813760Its like that feeling when your playing KSP and the SSTO you've spent hours on goes into a flatspin.
>>28813820Cook her.Proton Stream.
>>28813799I'm guessing we're going to need to get clever about this. That or run around in circles, screaming like twelve-year-old schoolgirls.
>>28813876It's called circle strafe. And it's a legitimate strategy..... for video games.
>>28813820Heh, look at the distraction, we're very shiny and have lasers and everything. Proton stream to the head.
>>28813820Might as well try our luck with a Boson Dart. What's the worst that could happen?
>>28813820Proton stream. We did calibrate it for maximum hate.
>>28813820Let's crystal her, seems to be right for stalling her as we did with the maid (our first non slime ghost)Aim for the legs!
>>28813913>>28813843You run around her to the side as the rest of you all scatter.Proton beam, can't go wrong with the classic.Roll 1d20
Rolled 2>>28813948You are HUGE! That must mean you have HUGE GUTS!>>28813963Teammate is not kill, please.
>>28813963>>28813972This is going to fucking hurt...
Rolled 2>>28813948rolling for science
Rolled 18, 13 = 31>>28813963GHOST ROLLOh Hell...your pack's overheated. And Sadako's looking straight at you.Star and Akira shoot her with Stasis streams
>>28814025Hey little girl, want some candy?*throw the rock at her*
Rolled 10, 12, 7 = 29>>28814025Sadako is covered with stasis crystals. She gestures again and they all break off.You have to spend this turn to recharge your pack.The other three pour on the proton beams.
>>28813963Here comes incontinence.
Rolled 18>>28814058Akira's beam is the only one that actually reaches her. She ignores it, and raises one hand towards you...your skin feels itchy and you feel a pressure in your chest.
>>28814080Well shit, she just gave us smallpox.
>>28814080You gag and spit, black something drips out of your mouth and your vision is blurry.You can still go on though.Pylon Charge: 50%Your turn
>>28814105Shoot Sadako with a proton stream.
>>28814080DAMN YOU DICE-GODS!
Rolled 13>>28814105Proton stream again.
>>28814105We're coughing up blood-like substances (available in stores now!). Can we set the slime blower to aerosol and get everything as a preventative measure?
>>28814105Slime on self? is that doable?Else, Stasis!
>>28814105Stasis beam. It seems to be the only thing working worth a damn.
Rolled 17>>28814140Ain't no grave can hold my body down.
>>28814105As often as we roll 4s, I'm surprised pic related hasn't happened.
Rolled 13, 11 = 24>>28814165Your beam hits her, again the energy crackles all over her body and she has to wave it away again. It really looks like she's a girl dealing with flies and the occasional snow flurry.Speaking of snow flurry, Akira and Star unleash the Stasis Beams.
Rolled 13>>28814240Sadako is looking supremely annoyed now. She's had to focus all of her energy to force the stasis away. The screen skips again.Sato shoots at the bitch with a proton stream
>>28814292Again he nails her, she swats away more of the little red sparks. The video skips againYour turn.Pylon Charge: 90%
>>28814240I'm kind of picturing sadako going "seriously, guys, really, stop it, it's not funny, guys, GUYS," while slapping the beams and streamsI might have that drawn next week, maybe.>>28814316Stasis
>>28814316Daisuke! Use Stasis Beam!Possibly also throw the rock at her for spite.
>>28814316Boson dart. Might as well finish with a bang.
Rolled 8>>28814316Taunting. Possibly making fun of smallpox. An insulting adjective, a demeaning adverb...Oh. And Lasers. Preferably Proton.
>>28814345That's actually EXACTLY what's happening. She's honestly just really REALLY annoyed...and the music isn't helping either.Her attitude is 'You're SUPPOSED to be COWERING! You're DOING this WRONG.'>>28814348>>28814345Stasis beam it is.1d20
Rolled 7>>28814381So hey, if we don't cower and we die, does that mean our souls don't taste as good?
Rolled 6>>28814381Now with extra tsun
Rolled 20, 2 = 22>>28814402Your beam just veers off and crackles away from the aura around her.Akira and Star shoot at her with stasis.
>>28814459Okay, Akira's definatly not the one paying for beer after this.
Rolled 20>>28814459Akira times it just right so that when she gestures with her hands to wave Star's shot away he shoots and the crystals fuse her hands together...for about three seconds. Before she forces them apart.Still it seems to have been enough to keep her occupied.Sato unleashes with a proton beam
>>28814513It's a thing of beauty that goes down to timing by way of half-seconds..5, You see Yurei's form leap out of the TV and back into her Chyme1.0 Sato fires his proton beam at a perfect shot at Sadako's eye. 1.5 The Pylon Array goes off...and the TV screen explodes.2.0 Sadako tries to brush it off...and finds that her energy is all but gone.2.5 Beam impacts3.0 Sadako howls in pain and agony, clutching her eye.Your turn.She's ALL yours now.
>>28814573That aura? Gone.The feeling of primal fear and menace? Gone.The hissing sound of all that slime dissolving off of her? Gone.You still feel like shit though.
>>28814600slime her gigidy gigidy
>>28814573Time to trap the bugger. Smack her again while one of our friends gets the trap.
>>28814600Made HER feel like shit.Slime time, bitch.
>>28814573Hey, she's flinchingBOSON DARTthen trap
Rolled 11, 14 = 25>>28814628>>28814620"Time to take your medicine bitch!" Akira says as you, he and Star all unleash slime upon the girl.roll 1d20
Rolled 18>>28814663gigidy gigidy
Rolled 13>>28814663Full coverage!
>>28814670The girl shrieks and drops to the ground in agony as she's completely covered in slime. Her skin bubbles and pops, her hair shrivels and her one open eye looks up at you all with only one question:'HOW?'The capture stream from Sato wraps around her, and she can barely move from the ground and the slime.Akira tosses the trap."Bitch, you are CANCELLED!" Star shouts.You press the remote. Sadako screams and writes a little, but she's too hurt, and in too much pain to fight the pull of that brilliant light.The trap snaps shut...and Sadako of the Ring, The Ghost of the Cursed Tapes, is now busted.A flare of light makes all of you turn.You see a flurry of sparks, or little pinpricks of light flood out of the busted TV set, like a cloud of fireflies.They float up out into the air and dissipate. You feel warm...like you just observed something beautiful and good. Like seeing a bunch of multi-colored birds fly free out into the jungle.Weird...why did that analogy come to your mind first?"Huh." Sato says.That about sums it up nicely.END EPISODE 7
>>28814819HOORAY!Pic has never been more related [Good that I found it]
>>28814819NEXT EPISODE: MAISON IKIRYO"So...does that mean ghosts are now just going to be popping up like weeds?""Yup, and we're the gardeners and business is good.""I thought we were exterminators.""According to P-COC, we're the rats.""Excuse me, are we just IGNORING the death threat?!""So...what? You go for Star's face and fashion?""Shut up.""Sachiko's amazonian legs?""Shut. Up.""Sana's glasses and laugh?""Shut up!""Or Nurse Reika's massive...bandages.""WILL YOU SHUT UP AND LET ME SAVE YOUR LIFE SO I CAN KILL YOU?!""Look if you're gay, it's not a big deal.""GHAAAA!""This place is crazy nice. Why'd it close?""Hell if I know. Looks like a restaurant, they close all the time.""Well, I guess it's as safe a place as any to hide from crazy ass ghosts. And the First Night of the Lunar Conjunction starts...""Hey guys, I think I found the name of this place...it was called the 'House of Blue Leaves.' Why does that name sound familiar?""Now.""Oh shit."MASION IKIRYOTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 4-6pm PST
"Ghostbusters: Japan" is so far my favorite quest series from /tg/. Hell, it's about the only quest I've read with any regularity.Sure hope saying that hasn't jinxed it somehow....
>>28816606The complete lack of 4s there says 'probably not'
>>28810721Maybe if we just believe atomized souls are in heaven, they are. Like catholicism.Because if we really believe there's nothing after the death of the soul, it might make it true. And that's no better than atheism.
>>28814819Oh man, I fell asleep. Looks like everything worked out anyway. Though I think we need to get treated for Smallpox, unless that dissapates when we bust her...Oh yeah, and I think keeping Sadako at our place is a bad idea with Thousand Moons coming up.
>>28817073>>They float up out into the air and dissipate. You feel warm...like you just observed something beautiful and good. you might be closer to the the truth than you realize
>>28817086Relax. It's magical smallpox, the moment we busted her anyone who had it is cured.That is, unless Sadako and the Smallpox ghost were indeed one and the same (or rather, one absorbed the other).
>>28809008I just noticed this.>you notice that she's tall, maybe only half-an-inch shorter than you are>You consider yourself on the tall side.>So...she must be...what 5' 6''?Which means we're 5'7". Are the Japanese really that short that they think that's tall?6 feet master race
>>28817621Holy shit, six feet?So is that six legs, or three feet per leg?
>Fell asleep>We busted the smallpox ghost overnightDAMMITWE DIDN'T GET TO MAKE AN EDWARD JENNER PUN
>>28817621Could be worse.You should see north koreans.They can get like modern day hobbits
>>28817673we'll get the chance when the great alignment ends up releasing all the ghosts we've ever captured.