Previous Episodes: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ghost%20BustersLAST EPISODE: You had an office visit from two women, one that was in need of some anger management, and the other was excessively passive-aggressive.You also learned the way to put Oiwa's spirit to rest and solve the biggest threat of the Hundred Nights. (Now on Day 2)"Return to her, her face, and Oiwa will be at peace."- - - - -EPISODE 9: BONE-BREAKER BREAKER 1 20!You manage to catch a little shut-eye in the early hours of the day and are awakened around 11."We got visitors." Sato says as he taps you on the shoulder.You yawn and get up. Debating if you need to jump into the chemical wash shower. At the very least you need to change jumpsuits."Is it Rini the Rabbit and her long necked friend?" You ask."Nope." Sato sighs. "People Against Ghost Abuse Nationally.""Didn't Dr. Griffin warn us about them? The 'ghost rights' activists?" You say. "Also, why are they 'Nationally' when they're global now?"Sato shrugs. "They wanted to keep the logo? I mean, would you sign up for PAGAG? And in regards to our non-human friends, they called and said they'd be here in an hour or two.""Fair point." You say. You get up and see through the windows, that there is indeed a picket line. People chanting slogans, and waving signs that have pictures of Casper in jail, and a big 'No' symbol over the Ghostbuster symbol."The recursiveness of that is almost artistic." Sato says. He sighs. "Akira says we should get the fire hose."> Good idea.> Nah, ignore them and they'll get bored.> Someone should go out and talk to them.> Maybe we can get them to annoy Sachiko.> Other
Talk to them or something.
Is that legal in Japan? If not, call the cops.The last thing we do is get ourselves involved in a shitstorm
After the incident of last night, it seems to me our defensive strategy could be improved with two words: Slime SprinklerConsider Vigo the Carpathian, he used an encasing of slime powered by negative energy to create an impenetrable barrier to his headquarters in New York. It was so impenetrable, it took a huge swing by the giant Statue of Liberty brute force to break it down, and the good feels of New York during new years day to completely remove it.A similar system may be devised by us. Via a system of pipes running all around the building, outside the walls, the roof. each night, we will coat our base in mood slime and play positive music, this in addition to our own strong courage, will create a strong barrier around our base against anything the ghosts could feasibly throw at us.This music will come from our dear Yurei’s chyme connected to speakers (just in case a sneaky ghosts or someone tries to switch a music CD with something nasty). She, being a ghost, might know music just happens to move her the most (which may a real effect on the slime).Luckily the floor need not be defended so heavily, as you all know the earth is a large conductor and so inhospitable to the negative energy of ghosts. Still, we could put a system under the basement to be on the safe side.We’d have to be careful to set up a drainage system each morning to collect the slime. Each night it would add to the potent energy of the last, and we’d slowly have increasingly charged and potent slime. Wouldn’t want that stuff to seep into the sewers of Tokyo and lead to ghost proliferation depending on the mood of the city.As we keep using the system with success, it will grow stronger as we believe in its ability.At the end of 100 days, we’d have super potent slime ready to use for any purpose.Tl;dr Slime barrier for the house and DJ YureiIn light of this new event it would also make a good defense against thrown bricks at windows if these protesters get unruly
>>29114845>otherCheck if this protest is legal in JapanIf it is, do nothing until they start breaking shitCall the cops if they do
>>29114845>OtherCheck the legality of the protest.See if them protesting and possibly disrupting the power feed to the containment grid falls under PCOC jurisdiction and we can have them removed.Otherwise, take video of them and post on Youtube while making fun of them in the comments.
>>29114845>OtherAsk Yurei to start messing with the protesters.Steal a few wallets too; what are they going to do, press charges against a ghost?
>>29114922>musical theme for each nights eventI approveDo you think yurei could learn to talk through arranged snippets of recorded voices and lyrics on her Chyme like how bumblebee talks in the Transformers movies?
>>29115046I don't think the containment unit is dependant on the cities power grid, because that would be a serious Achilles heel if all it takes is a ghost to cut the power lines.After all, we have plenty of stable nuclear isotopes and we're wearing nuclear reactors on our backs, so I'd imagine the grid to be self sustaining.But yeah, we should tell the PCOC if the containment unit might be compromised
>>29114922That's a great idea. It'll take time to research, time to build, plenty resources, and money every step of the way. You don't have much of any of that. But it's possible.>>29114879>>29114957The short version: The moment they step on private property, or break something, then it's illegal. Right now, they're just barely on the edge as it is. The biggest thing going for them is that the police don't care about the Reject Zone. Thus they haven't shown up, yet."HEY! HEY! WHADDYA SAY? HOW MANY SOULS YOU TORTURE TODAY?""GULAG PRISON HOLOCAUST RAPE! GHOSTBUSTERS TORMENT SOULS AT DISCOUNT RATES!""HEY HEY HO HO! GHOSTBUSTERS HAVE GOT TO GO!""These people have FAR too much time on their hands." Akira mumbles as he's unlocking the fire hose box that's on the wall."I blame the internet." Sana says."I dunno...some of these slogans are kinda catchy." Star says. "And I think we may have enough money to get some air time. Maybe we should work one of these into our commercial!""There's a strict script in the handbook regarding advertisements." Sato says. "Can we call the cops yet?""Not yet." Sana says. "I'm watching...I can see Sachiko too. She's up on her fence. Bow ready.""She's loving this isn't she?" Akira says.Sana sighs. "She doesn't look unhappy. But she's fired a warning shot to keep them off of her property."Star is on the phone. "P-COC still has me on hold...I think they're given direct orders to do this. I mean, how many other paranormal organizations are there?"> Akira, get the hose ready.> Maybe we should bait them into breaking the law?> Someone needs to go talk to them.> Maybe Yurei can have a little 'fun' with them?> Wait for P-COC> Other
>>29115250> Maybe Yurei can have a little 'fun' with them?Make sure that she doesn't break any PCOC regulations, though.
>>29115250Letting Yurei have a bit of fun sounds like a good idea, but im worried the PCOC might make us bust her or use their own tech.How does PCOC let central get away with slimers shenanigans, a ghost mascot license or something?
>>29115367>>29115380It would also increase people's belief in her and increase her power to bootYeah, let her have a laugh with the protesters till the pcoc arrive. If the protesters complain about ghosts, just say they're lying
>>29115250We could have Yurei just kind of... talk to them?Like a normal person?I wanna see how long it takes them to call her the spectral equivalent of an Uncle Tom.Or we could just ignore her until the rabbit spirits show up.
>>29115428Yurei is so far unable to speak. Possibly either her entity is too weak, she's very shy, or something else prevents her.
>>29115250> Maybe Yurei can can have a little 'fun' with them
>>29115250>Yurei, fun, all the hilarity.
>>29115478Other than the song snippet idea, we should get Yurei an Etch a Sketch she could possess to speak to us in writing.That or a Ouija board.
You grab the Chyme. "Yurei? You up for a little fun?"You hear Akira grumble and mutter as he hooks up the fire hose.She looks at you confused and then understanding comes over her face. She grins and nods. Then she looks confused and holds up both hands in a 'how?' gesture.> Do a flyby/flythrough> Mess with their own electronics.> Pass through the wall for a big entrance.> Possession!> Other
>>29115841>Ghostbusters buying an Ouija board for a ghost to possess itThe irony is palpable
>>29115877She gets into their phones there's a chance she might not get out.A flyby after bursting through the walls oughta be fun."If there's something weird, going through your head,who you gonna call?
>>29115877Mess with their electronics, steal their wallets, erase the RFID and SIM chips on their phones so that they can't use the wireless turnstiles at the train station. If she brings us their wallets we'll take the cash, shred the cards, an burn the wallets to get rid of the evidence. And we'll get her and Star that karaoke machine they've been wanting.
>>29115945It's "if your seeing things going through your head">>29115952The karaoke will double as part of the slime defense project.
>>29115877>Pass through the wall for a big entrance.and>Do a flyby/flythroughWe don't want to actually break anything since we could get sued.
Rolled 18>>29115952>>29115945"Do a big entrance, and then do whatever you want to scatter them." You say.She salutes and pops out of the Chyme in all her school-uniformed semi-translucent, no feet glory.You admit, she's far from imposing."You'll do fine, hon." Star says.She salutes and floats through the front wall.You hear a lot of screams and the sounds of cellphones all going off at the same time at max volume.The result...
>>29115952That seems way too excessive.Could get in trouble for that.
>>29116214Is rather effective. You hear people shouting and running. Yurei comes back in with a huge grin on her face.Akira frowns at her and points at her Chyme. With a sigh the ghost girl goes back inside the gadget."And don't get any ideas!" He snaps."Sheesh, take it easy." Sato says. "Yurei's alright.""Two magicians in America kept a tiger, they treated it like their child, and one day BAM it attacks them out of the blue." Akira says."Yurei isn't a tiger!""She isn't a human!""ENOUGH!" Star says, coming in with an armful of dropped cell-phones and wallets. "Sato, help me sort through these things. Akira, thank Yurei." She glares at him.Akira rolls his eyes. "Thanks spook. You did good."You see Yurei bow in gratitude on the screen."So, are we returning these?" Sato asks."Yeah. We'll mail them back to the people." Star says. She takes out the wad of yen that's inside. "What? Shipping's expensive!"You smile, and before you can start the debate of how MUCH you're all going to leave, the door opens."Hi-hi Ghostbusters! Biba Jibun!" It's Rini. "Told you that they were good!""YOU are paying for my van!" Akira snaps, pointing at the damaged YOMI-1."Purely mercenary...you weren't kidding." A woman says, walking behind the ko-gal. She's one of the most strikingly beautiful women you've ever seen. She's dressed in a faux-fur lined coat, and designer boots. Rini's clothes and accessories all scream 'expensive' whereas this woman's whole being just says 'Beyond Wealthy.' The only thing that's out of place is that she has a very old, kind of ratty, faded peach-colored scarf around her neck. "Ikki, the Ghostbusters of Japan. Ghostbusters, my dear friend, Ikki, one of the few Rokuro Kubi still around.""Hmm, charmed." The woman says. "So, what exactly caused...that?" She gestures to the car."A ghost impersonating Isora." You say.Both women's eyebrows go upwards. Rini lets out a whistle. "Told you these guys didn't mess around."(cont)
>>29116725>she isn't a humanAkira what? She's about as human as you and me, just corporeally impaired.
>>29116784Being purely a soul, she's as human it gets. If you go by Platos philosophy.
>>29116725"So, you're here then to sign up with our protection plan then?" Star says.Ikki looks at Rini, and then sighs. "My dear friend is speaking out of turn." She adjusts her scarf. "I admit that you have the skill, but I am particularly fond of Lord Masakado's protection. I have NO intention of moving.""But you said that the Old Headmaster was being grumpy and unreasonable." Rini says."I said that yes, but that's because I had been petitioning him for other services." Ikki sniffs. "He's fine granting me asylum, but slow to other favors." She looks at the five of you. "However, now that I see that there's competent mercenaries on the scene. I can look elsewhere for my needs."> What's the job?> Well thank you for your interest, we'll be in touch. (Go in further search for the Gentleman's Club, this will NOT lock you out of Ikki's requests. She's in no hurry.)> Other
>>29116929Ask what the job is, and then go in search of the gentleman's club.Just as a heads up so we know what to prepare for.
>>29116929If she's in no hurry, then let's get on with the gentleman's club. See if the laptop we got yesterday revealed any clues.Do we have any ghostbuster advertising pamphlets we could offer her?
>>29116929Say we're definitely interested in the job, but right now we wanna wrap something up over here.It seems to be tied to the whole "Lady with the face" thing.Should we tell them what the Oiwa projection told us about the whole "give me my face back" thing, see if they have any ideas?
>>29116929> Well thank you for your interest, we'll be in touch. (Go in further search for the Gentleman's Club, this will NOT lock you out of Ikki's requests. She's in no hurry.)
>>29117311We probably should, seeing as how they don't like the hundred moon thing as much as we do
>>29117720Well then we might as well.
>>29117311"Well," You say. "We're of course interested in more work, but we've got some other business that we need to take care of first.""More important than me?" Ikki asks. This is obviously a woman who is used to getting her way."It has to do with..." You cover half of her face. "Her."Both women's eyes go wide. "Have you ever heard of something called the 'Gentleman's Club?' We think they're involved with something." Star says.Rini lets out a little chortle. "Do you know how many private groups call themselves 'Gentleman's Club?' It's a long list.""Alright," Sato says. "We also spoke to..." He covers his face. "Her. She said there was a way to put her at rest. We were requested to return her face."Ikki frowns. "That...already happened. Her brother Yasuo restored her honor when he exposed Lady Une and Iyemon's treachery in her murder.""In one story, at least." Rini says. "Other than that..." She shrugs. "No idea.""Still," Ikki says. "We'd be willing to look into it. As long as you scratch our backs, we'll scratch yours.""Alright, alright." Sato says. "What's the job?""I need some friends of mine transported. They need to get to a temple." Ikki says."What's wrong with the temple across the street, or any other temple, anywhere in this city?" Akira asks."It doesn't have the right bell, and doesn't the miko hate you?" Rini says. "So she shoots an occasional arrow at us time and again. No big deal." You say."She's written death threats on the arrows." Star says."It's just because she's stuck with a moocher...another reason we're trying to find these people." You say."Well, I need my friends to go to this temple, and it's NOT in the city and there's some further complications...but no rush. Still...I have friends, and connections, human and other...help me and I can get you your club, no problem."> *Sigh* Fine...wait, what complications?> We have our own leads, and anyway...our car's kind of trashed, as you can see.> Other
>>29118168Fine... wait, what complications?
>>29118168>*Sigh* Fine...wait, what complications?
>>29118168> *Sigh* Fine...wait, what complications?Here we go...
>>29118168>Fine, what complicationsAsk if she can get us a car we could borrow?
>>29118346Preferably something large and rammy like an suv... or an IFV if we want to go all out.
>>29118244"Fine," You say. Not like having more people in your network would be a bad thing. "Wait...what complications?""Well...they can't walk. That's one of them." She says. "Also...there's a...I suppose you could call him a possessive ex." She shrugs. "He's a nasty, cold-blooded, little salaryman type. I scared him off, but I'm worried about my friends.""Who are your friends?" Sato asks."The best band of bric-a-brac in Tokyo." Ikki says. "Tsukumo-gami, I've known them since the early days. They're SUCH sweeties and they deserve better than to be stuck in old pieces of junk. With the help of the bell in this temple they can move on to better things.""And the 'jealous ex' is?""The human who was under the mistaken impression that they belonged to him." Ikki sniffs. "Bastard kept them locked up in an old storage locker, to gather dust. I found it intolerable, especially after I found out that he had a biwa-bokuboku I was VERY fond of.""So...you want us to move the contents of a storage locker?" Sato asks."If you MUST put it in such a mercenary fashion...yes." Ikki says.Rini giggles.> Sure. Why not. Let's talk pay rate.> We'll hook you up with some movers.> Okay...we'll get on that, once we're free from our other job.> Other
>>29118786>Sure. Why not. Let's talk pay rate.
>>29118786>> Okay...we'll get on that, once we're free from our other job."Why don't you give us the details about the locker now, like where it is and do on, so if we can pick it up on the course of the case we're working on now, we can do it."
>>29118786Since we could use more leads on the gentleman's club, let's do it and talk pay.Also, how fragile are these things in their locker and what kind of locker we talking about?
>>29118786> Okay...we'll get on that, once we're free from our other job.I think we should take care of the other job first we got it first and we did promise Sachiko we'd take care of her freeloader as quickly as we could.
>>29118786We do the job, they get us a way to the club or help figure out the face riddle.
>>29118874>>29118924Oh THAT job, right let's take care of this first
>> Okay...we'll get on that, once we're free from our other job.
>>29118786>Okay...we'll get on that, once we're free from our other job."It might serve as a way to dramatically reduce the amount of arrows being fired at us, and that's a priority.
>>29119004Arrows which might do lovely our side for any joyrides we might happen to take
>>29118786>Okay...we'll get on that, once we're free from our other job.We have prior obligations, and arrows shot at us, that we need to take care of first. Besides, we can get our van fixed in the meantime so that we can better execute the move.
>>29118984"Okay," You say. "We'll get on that, once we're free from our current job." You say. "We're trying to reduce the whole 'arrow' thing, and anything that helps us find out more about Her is helpful.""Hmph. Mercenaries through and through. I'm expected to take a number like everyone else." Ikki shrugs. "Well, I suppose I can wait. Now, Rini, you said there was a delightfully tacky cafe near-by?""Yes, it's called Miyagi's. You'll love it. It's so...well..." She gestures to the air around her. "Atmospheric."The monster-women giggle as they leave."I think I kind of hate them." Star says."I know I do." Akira grumbles."Anyway," Sato says, "Seeing as how we turned down paying work, we should be looking into getting a lot of headway on these 'Gentlemen.' "> Okay, let's start with that abandoned club lead we had.> Let's go back to the laptop> We should do something basic, like a web search or something.> Other
>>29119165>We should do something basic, like a web search or something.And check the laptop; we haven't done anything with it after we bagged it.
>>29119165Let's checkup on the laptop again if anything new happened.
>>29115250>HOLOCAUST RAPEBecause Godwinning yourself within the first two sentences is a great way to get people to pay attention to you.>>29116929If I hadn't have been late to coming, I would have been adamant that we not do business with her OR we price gouge out the ass because she DELIBERATELY tried to get us killed and I would not have stood for it.>>29118786Yeah, how DARE he think he own his own possessions that a ghost happens to be possessing!>>29119165LAPTOP BEFORE IT BITES US IN THE ASS
>>29119233When did she try to kill us again? Eh, gold is gold and we always need more of it.
"Well, Sana, check the web. See if there's anything that...I dunno...cross-references Raku Plaza with the Gentlemen's Club? Can you also bring up their financials?"She salutes you. "Sure, and then I'll hack into the JSDF right before I tell Russia to launch their missiles at North Korea!" She rolls her eyes. "I'll google it.""Thanks." You say.As for the laptop, it's still typing. A lot of the current stream-of-thought is about bloody fingertips and pain. But, no sense scrolling through the .doc of madness to see if you can find anything.> Roll 1d20
Rolled 11>>29119417The whole thing where she put a hit out on us? The whole reason we met *hand over half of face* Her?>>29119475
Rolled 3>>29119475Ghost roll.
Rolled 6>>29119475So I forget, is it best of three or five.
>>29119495I must've missed the thread or am retarded, probably both, but I honestly have forgotten her putting the hit on us. Was that the one with the plate ghosts?
>>29119608She put a hit out on us because she's THAT fucking petty when the other spirit sluts bragged about us. Hit us right where we live. It's why we had Tower Defense last thread.
>>29119608No, the Rabbit Girl was bragging about how awesome the Ghostbusters were, and that we could bitchslap any supernatural baddie that came our way.Her wealthy friend responded with "O RLY? Then you won't mind if I tell a bunch of youkai that there's big payday if they rough them up, do you?"
>>29119635>>29119644Ah, got it.Well, still rather her paying us than killing us as far as we can milk it.
>>29119644And Rabbit Girl said 'Bring it on!'Keep in mind that they were both decidedly drunk.>>29119495Well, there's not much luck. You've got the location of that abandoned club, yeah, but it's like two or three places behind. The Gentlemen move frequently.You can also tell that this guy is alive. He's a 'repository of hate' for the club as well as a sort of sacrifice to Her.You aren't 100% sure that this 'Her' is Oiwa. It might be, and odds are good that she is the 'Lady of Rage' but...there's no using her actual name. But as for actual leads, you haven't gotten any new ones.
>>29119752>'Repository of hate'>'lady of rage'Were gonna need more positive slime...
>>29119752Alright, then we have to go back to the abandoned club lead.Akira can stay and get YOMI-1 fixed up. The rest of us can start on the lead.
>>29119752> Head out to the abandoned club> Try again with 'Yumi' to see if you can't get past her reluctance to get a new lead.> I remember someone had the idea of putting Yurei into the Laptop, you can try that.> Other
>>29119854Let's go to the abandoned club anyway because they might have left more clues.Like the creepy laptop.Or money.>Yurei in the laptopNO. NO NO NO NO.Maybe hit up 'Yumi' and tell that no, really, you need to tell us things so we can help you.
>>29119854> I remember someone had the idea of putting Yurei into the Laptop, you can try that.That sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, let's not do that.
>>29119854>Head out to the abandoned clubMaybe they made enough of an impression that a neighbor will tell us where they went.
>>29119854>Head out to the abandoned clubIt's time for some old-fashioned detective work. The other options can wait until we're well and truely stumped.
>>29119854Try again with 'Yumi'Maybe a little protoslime to dip her fingers in and some nice music would help her open up (and ward off any enchantment preventing her from speaking)
>>29119950That's a good idea. If the club turns up nothing let's try it.
>>29119854> Head out to the abandoned clubLet's go to the scene of the crime
>>29119925Akira has elected to stay at the Factory and work on YOMI-1 with Sana providing 'moral support.'So you, Star, and Sato suit up, get your packs on, and head out towards the train.It's probably the most comfortable ride on the train that you've ever had. Mostly because no one wants to stand near you, or so much as make eye contact with you."Why'd you think these guys use Ikiryo?" Sato asks."Maybe they don't think that's what they're doing. They could think that they're psychic or something." Star says."Does it matter?" You say. "We've got to stop them from doing...attacks on people. I'm more concerned on what we're going to do when we find them.""Hose them down and call P-COC?" Sato suggests. "They'd at least believe us.""Depending on who we get." Star says. "You see the mail? Yasuo is continuing to send us tickets for our jobs and the subsequent 'failures to follow protocol.' Apparently Sachiko's starting to get them too.""How can you tell?" You ask."They're what she writes the death threats on.""Ah." A pause. "We don't have to pay those, do we?""Short answer? Not now.""Longer answer?" Star asks."We stall long enough, we won't have to pay them. Plus, we're Grandfathered past a lot of stuff." Sato says.The train stops and you all get off and make your way down the street. It's actually kind of weird, but nice. People part from you like the red sea, however there's a bunch of people who give you high fives and show off their GB merch. (A shame you don't get a slice of that pie.)Finally you arrive. The place has a FORECLOSED paper taped to it's door, and the windows are boarded up.> Force your way inside via the front door.> Check the windows.> See if there's a way in around the alley behind the place.> Call the number on the flyer> Other
>>29120490>Check the windows.We also need to make a mental note to check if Central has a policy on taking legal action against bootleg GB merch.
>>29120490>Call the number on the door while Sato goes around back and Star checks the windowsCover our bases.
>>29120603>splitting upEhhh, that hasn't always been very successful.We have walkie talkies right, can we do like a regular radio check in by members because I'd hate to have another disappearance.
>>29120603"Sato, check the back. Star, see if any of the windows open." You say as you take out your phone and dial a number.> Roll 3d20
>>29120490Call the number and check the windows.
Rolled 14, 10, 16 = 40>>29120758
Rolled 6, 13, 17 = 36>>29120758
Rolled 16, 1, 2 = 19>>29120758
>"Why'd you think these guys use Ikiryo?">"Maybe they don't think that's what they're doing. They could think that they're psychic or something." That may very well be a difference of semantics, because we know the power of belief and emotion.
>>29120769Well, you were able to talk to a guy, and Sato was able to 'coax' the back door to open without too much trouble.Thankfully, the guy on the phone who owns the property is happy enough to allow you all inside, provided that once you're through he can put up 'ghost-free' as part of his listing and charge more. You tell him that you'll do so for a small fee and also give him to P-COC's people for the proper paperwork."Nice," Sato says, when you and Star join him. "At least we'll get some pay out of this."You walk around the place. It's a pretty nice club. Full kitchen, dance floor, and private rooms. One even has an indoor zen garden. Still, you get a 'tourist' vibe from the place. Something that's trying too hard to be a fusion between a western nightclub with a Japanese flavor.Expensively tacky. So much so that it wraps around 'tourist' and then goes back to 'acceptable.'"You wanna split up and search the place, or just stay in one spot at a time?" Star asks."Whatever we do, we better do it quick. That train and walk took a while, we're getting close to sunset." Sato says."But the Lure Curse isn't still active, right?" You say."Right." Sato says. "But being alone in an abandoned building during the Hundred Nights might not be a good thing."> Split up> Let's take the kitchen> Lets see if there's anything interesting out on the dance/dining floor> Try out the private rooms.> Other
>>29121325>Split up in an unknown placeNope.Um.... let's try the private rooms. They wouldn't have been out in the open anyway. Also, PKE meters and goggles on. NOW.
>>29121325>Try out the private rooms.Seems the most obvious place for something underhanded to be located, and splitting up might night be the best idea.
>>29121365Not that I'm advocating splitting up, but I'd be fine if Sato and Star buddied up and investigated another room.Out of the team we have the best track record of performing alone even in a tight situation.
>>29121325No splitting up.Private rooms might have something useful, but I wonder do they have security cameras here? If they do we can check the security area for any tapes we can look over.
>>29121448That's because we're a) PCs and b) demonstrably crazy.
>Gear up>Check out the private room
>>29121325>Try out the private rooms.
>>29121513You all tromp upstairs and start checking out the private rooms."So, what caused this place to close?" Sato asks. "The economy?""Nah nah nah." Star says. "I heard that there was a totally gnarly giant gang fight, like two Red Poles from the Triads and their goons, took on an entire Yakuza family.""Someone's been watching too many late night kung-fu movies." You say. "PKE showing anything?""Little higher than baseline. Some invisible mood slime, nothing out of the ordinary." Sato says."We should check the Black Slime output of the city. I mean go ward by ward and see if we have to be worried." Star says."This is Tokyo, of course we should be worried." Sato says."Hang on guys..." You say.> Roll 1d20
Rolled 7>>29121646Rolling hard ivory dice (metaphorically)
Rolled 12>>29121646By the pricking of my thumbs...
Rolled 7>>29121646This is going to hurt, isn't it?
>>29121707You've found a matchbook, the logo is from a motel chain, and two-thirds of the matches are gone...but this thing is spiking full blue on the PKE meter. It's also the save valence and frequency of the PKE signature that you got from the laptop."Two identical signals?" Sato says. "That means that...well I have no idea what it means, but it must mean that we've got a clue. I think.""Could we...I dunno...trace the signature?" Star says."No, but we can jury rig up stuff to detect it." Sato says."Put something up in YOMI-1 and then drive around the city, and when it pings..." You start."We've got them!" Sato finishes."Not the greatest plan." Star says."Better than nothing, and don't forget, we can couple this with the laptop." Sato says. "The signature on this thing is much stronger." As he bags the matchbook."Why?""I dunno." Sato shrugs. "You think we're good, or do you wanna keep searching?""If we leave now, we'll be able to make it home before sunset, barely."> You have 1 piece of Gentlemen's Evidence. If you want to stay and search another area, you'll receive at least 1 more clue, possibly more. That'll narrow the search more, and maybe give you a suspect or two. However, you WILL be in the club during Night 2, and that could cause difficulties.> Go back to the Factory> Search the Kitchen> Search the Dance/Dining floor> Search the Employees Only areas> Other
>>29122023I vote we go home to our fortress.Anyone disagree?Pros: We won't be without backupHome turfAccess to containment unit for when traps fill upCons: Investigation takes longerWe curtail EVERY investigation like this until the end of the Nights.
>>29122023>Search the Employees Only areasWe've turtled up enough already, there's a mystery to solve.
>>29122023I say we keep searching.
>>29122068In theory we could just pick a small room, lock the doors, slime the shit out of it, hidden from all ghosts, and bunker down for the night.I'd even say we could tell ghost stories, but that'd be spitting in the devils face.
>>29122154Seems like a viable option if it gets too late/dangerous to head home.
I'm wondering if these matches aren't some sort of trap or beacon meant to warn them were onto them. Seems odd to enchant matches with the same frequency as the laptop.If we do that slimed room idea, and the beacon goes quiet they'd know our position.
>>29122099>>29122101"Let's just keep going." You say.You start digging around in the back rooms, the janitor's closet, the manager's office, and all the little side passages.Roll 1d6
Rolled 4>>29122453Oh no
>>29122395Why not just rig the matches to a booby trap the moment we touch them?unless that's exactly what we did?We need to investigate some more
>>29122471>Rolled 4Well Fuck
>>29122471Here we go
Rolled 2>>29122453>>29122471YOU FOOL!
Rolled 2>>29122471We regret everything!
>>29122495Nonsense, I'm pretty sure that means not that we wasted time and found nothing, but instead we found a lot more something than we were bargaining for.
>>29122471It's not as fruitful as you'd like. You find a wrapper that's got the same PKE signature on it. It's for gum! It's not as useless as you think it is. The markings on the label says that it's a nicotine gum. A prescription strength nicotine gum. you're not sure how that helps...but you TELL yourself that it helps, and THAT'S whats important!Either way, you can get the PKE signal that much stronger. You bag it and tag it.The sun has officially set, Night 2 begins.> Roll 1d6
Rolled 1>>29122726Here comes the night, dark as my soul
Rolled 3>>29122835Oh poop.
>>29122835And RIGHT on cue, the PKE meter jumps into the red."Time to go?""Time to go."You all head back towards the friendly looking open door to the back alley...which slams shut as you get within reach."Of course..."A hissing noise fills the room and the lights snap on."HI HI! IT'S TIME FOR EVERYONE'S FAAAAAAAAAVORITE GAME SHOW! OIWA'S CASTLE!" A voice says.The lights blast on and suddenly you're looking at a man with a noose around his neck, blank eyes, and black gunk coming out from his lips."HELLO OUT THERE! WHO IS READY FOR SOME DEAD-TIME FUN?" He shouts.An invisible audience cheers and shouts."GREAT! AND HERE'S OUR FIRST CONTESTANTS! THE GHOSTBUSTERS: JAPAN BRANCH!"More cheering.Another flash of light and you're now being led up to the stage by smiling women in party dresses. They've all been drowned and their damp hair and puckered flesh is cold and clammy."THAT'S RIGHT FOLKS! TONIGHT AND TONIGHT ONLY, WE'LL SEE IF THE GHOSTBUSTERS HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SEE IF THEY CAN...."DIE! FOR! DOLLARS!!!!!"The audience cheers."Why is it dollars? Shouldn't it be yen?" Star asks. "Is the english alliteration THAT important?""I think I'm starting to hate our culture." Sato says.> Go with it> Start blasting> Run for it> Other
>>29123381>Go with itOh Fuck Yes did I hear Money was involved.
>>29123381>Go with itWe might just be able to bullshit our way out of this.
>>29123381>Go for it"Dollars you say?"
>>29123381Jump right on in there and roar for the audience, grinning like a madman.daisuke always wanted to be on a gameshow
>>29123381We just Ghost Rolled ourselves twice, fighting is not the way right now.Go with it, but be.... you know like how sometimes contestants on Family Feud stump the host? Like that, but with all three of us at once.
"As the ancients say, [insert Sato quote here]"*cue disembodied laughter
>>29123424You sigh. "Just go with it, guys." You smile and wave."NOW!" The host says. "WE PLAY FIRST GAME! BUT AT THE START: A WORD FROM OUR SPONSORS?"**Living a life of dull mediocrity? Find yourself hating your life, your co-workers, and everything around you? Why not put that hate to good use! The Gentleman's Club...Hate The World, Take The World!**"AND NOW WE'RE BACK! YAY!""Does this guy have ANY volume other than earsplitting?""FIRRRRRRST CON-TEST-TANT! COME FORWARD AND GET READY TO PLLAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!" The Host yells.The Drowned Girls push you forward. The host jabs a microphone in your face."SO! DAISUKE? HOW DOES IT FEEL TO KNOW THAT YOUR MOTHER DENIED THAT YOU WERE HER SON WHEN QUESTIONED BY OTHER WOMEN IN HER APARTMENT BUILDING? DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUNG GIRLS ARE CRYING IN THEIR ROOMS RIGHT NOW, BEREFT OF ALL HOPE, BECAUSE OF WHAT YOUR ACTIONS STARTED?"The invisible audience cheers."AND HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE WHIPPED CREAM?!"
>>29123608Deadpan voice: It feels like having sex for the first time, disembodied voice.
>>29123608"Feels pretty damned good and I freaking love whipped cream"
>>29123608"That's their problem. And is there any answer that won't result in me being attacked by some kind of whipped cream elemental?
>>29123608I feel like it's been such a long time since we addressed our backstory that I'm not sure what the proper response is.Just ignore it?
>>29123608"I knew all that would happen before I did it, and yet I still went through with it. Do you honestly think something like you can what, guilt me into suicide?"
>>29123755Really doesn't matter.whatever we say either were tellin the truth or If were lyingfor the show
>>29123608"Feels great, wish I could do it again. And what's this I hear about dessert?"(Go with the show)
>>29123608(Aw hell, this is about to turn in to some wacky version of Saw, isn't it?)
I wonder if our Peoplebusters Japan Branch counterpart is watching TV right now.
"I feel great!" You flash a big smile and a thumbs up to the cheering 'audience.' "Now what was that about dessert?"There's a flash and suddenly you're inside a giant glass mason jar. There's a metal cap over your head and a black rubber tube punched through the lid."YOUR TASK IS TO FIND THE GOLD COIN WITH OIWA'S LOVELY FACE ON IT!" The host says. "TRY TO DO IT BEFORE YOU...DIE...FOR...DOLLARS!"A white substance sprays out of the tube into the jar. It's...whipped cream. There's also a few coins mixed in it, silver ones with Oiwa's hideous face on it.The crowd cheers and hoots. You see Sato and Star stuck in the grip of the Beautiful Drowned Women. The Hanged Host is clapping and cheering as well. Colored lights are going off all around, and the jar is slowly starting to fill...You have really got to consider the status of your life when you get caught into scenarios like this...
>>29123965So do we do something or is there a part two?Or is this the cliffhanger ending?
>>29123965TO BE CONTINUED NEXT TIME!OIWA'S CASTLE: EXTREME EDITION!"Shumai?""THAT'S RIGHT""They don't have eyeballs, or filled with blood, or anything like that?""NOPE, BUT THEY'RE EXTRA STICKY!""You know, as much as I hate to say it, we kind of have to blame the game show on the 80's.""Weren't there game shows before that? And weren't they big in the 70s as well?""Yeah, but the kids networks started showing them in the 80s.""You sure about that?""Look, I'm doing ANYTHING to keep my mind off of the flaming chicken egg that's on my head, okay?!""So, how were they?""I think I would have preferred the eyeballs.""YOU'VE ALL DONE SO WELL! BIIIIG WINNNERSSS!""Good, then can we go?""YOU MOST CERTAINLY CAN!""Great! Thanks see y-""TO THE BONUS ROUND!""...so bogus."Next Thursday, January 2nd, 3-5pm PST
>>29123965If this whipped cream is a ghost manifested creation we might slime it away and then...somehow hope the real gold coin is different from the rest and sift with the meter?But then the slime would denature the gold coin (assuming it has pke signature).Or this is real whipped cream and we're extra fucked.
At least we didn't break any bones yet
>>29124152Personally, I'm just glad we have a GM who knows enough to realize Japanese gameshows don't spontaniously turn in to mid-grade porn.
>>29124227I have a feeling that our GM is depressingly familiar with what goes on in Japan.