Hey guys. Sorry, my birthday is coming up and a friend got me the new xcom complete off steam so i got distracted. Theres a mission with a fucking whale and im having trouble with it. Let me know when you arrive
>>30830528Hi, sorry to be so late. In addition to me starting late, for some reason it took about 20 minutes before my browser decided to connect to the internet.******You meet with the private investigators in their office. They say that you need to read what they found, and hand you an envelope with it.They actually have old fashioned pictures as well as some holos, and a page with nothing but a website address on it.Detective Johnson: "It is worst than we had thought, sir. We believed Bomber Lord was sending money to the teragen, but he's not."
>>30830570...should'a brough back up to this meet...
>>30830570"What is he doing?"
>>30830605>>30830592Detective: "We thought he was working as a front to hire lawyers for the terats, but he's not. He's just helping -some- terats, the ones that work with him on this... business of his."You browse through the documents. It is mostly pictures and biometrics of pretty girls. Very pretty girls.Detective Johnson: A few days ago, we found a OPNet site. Private, without anything else but a login page. We logged into it with a very, very expensive password (we are adding that to the bill, by the way) and took care to record everything we saw. The password doesn't work anymore, but like I said, we took care to record everything."Ned: "What is that freak up to?"Detective Read: "White slavery, mister Salter. He's in deep with both the Megasyndicate and the Tiger triad. I expect you haven't heard of them, but they currently are the world's largest criminal organizations. We are not sure why he is still wrestling. Maybe he just likes to be able to beat people for a living, or maybe is the worship of the fans, or that he can get away with it."Detective Johnson: "We decided to show you this because things are about to escalate."Looking through the girl's files, you notice that some are marked as "sold", "for sale", "local" and "requests"Detective Read: "Girls who are "local" are usually fans who basically give themselves to him, and needed very little psychic incentive before cutting off all relationships and moving in with him, mostly."It takes you a few minutes to browse through the files and get a complete picture, but what Bomber Lord is doing is taking those girls, subjecting them to a rebuilding process of some kind, giving them new and spectacular bodies, rewiring their minds and selling them off as perfect trophy wives, sex toys, or whatever else the triad and the megasyndicate wants.Detective Johnson: "It cant be the money, he is already one of the wealthiest men in the country solely from his XWF career and licensed products."
>>30830570"So where is the money going?"
>>30830798"This is just evil. I knew the man was unsavory, but this?..."
>>30830605Book, what was our play here again? Turn Bomber over to the Feds or Utopia (or whoever it is Special Agent Stella works for)?
>>30831007Arrange a championship match, have Bomber Lord wake up in a prison cell. Gloating optional. I think we'll have to move the schedule forward though. After this fight it shouldn't be hard to drum up support for a rematch between the two of them for the belt.
>>30831031Hmm, I wanted to milk the season for maybe another two fights before the title match, it I don't think we can sit on this that long....Then again, it might take a few weeks working back channels to convince the authorities of Bomber's guilt (yes I assume legal systems are disfunctional until proven otherwise) and maybe another week or so to build whatever facilities and equipment they need to neutralize him.Think we should trace down the Triad and Syndicate connections and try netting the whole operation in one swoop?
The names of the sold girls are obviously a sick joke. Bunny, Pussy, Chick... if their bodies were as changed as their minds were, there may be no way to know who they were before. In their files are extensive biometrics data of each girl, closeups of their entire bodies, and "tricks" the girl has been taught. Most of them are completely identical, as if they had come out of an assembly line.As far as you know, however, Bomber Lord can't alter bodies. Either he has a hell of a plastic surgeon, or someone with the ability to reshape bodies is working with him.When you get to "requests", your blood freezes and boils at the same time as you see Ami, Mako, Euphry, Bella, Stella and Aura in there.Detective Johnson: "We believe the girls are not in danger right now. Rather than going for such high profile targets, it seems more likely that they rebuild girls to be just like whatever request they get."There's almost every young woman who is an A-list celebrity or better right now in the "requests" list.Detective Read: "We don't know of any nova who can sculpt bodies that way, however. We were hoping that with your contacts, you could find out more than we did on that front."
>>30831125"I'll see what I can do. Still though... why only women? I find it hard to believe that Heterosexual men and lesbian women have a monopoly on immoral perversity."List of Contacts:Lyann (Teregen)Mai (Spyworks)Okoba (Utopia)Ric Flair (everyone)
>>30831125No sitting on this, we get Mail pronto, we need to know how strong the evidence ties bomber to this as well
>>30831125Ok, trying to take the emotion out of this.Do the price tags associated with Bomber's...whatever put his client list purely in Nova territory?Are there any practicing Nova plastic surgeons in the state of California or associated with either or ther criminal organizations Bomber has ties to?How do the band members generate XP? We're probably going to be investing in Mental defenses for a few of them in the near future since Bomber isn't the only mind controlling asshole in this setting.
>>30831125Ned's voice goes cold. "Oh, don't you worry. I can find out what's needed. Investigations *will* be made">>30831031The alternative was to have Brass challenge Bomber to a No DQ match, and have The Reaper legitimately kill himAlso, we mention this to Agent Stella, but ask her to keep it in the down-low for now. We also bring Mau into the loop, she's got the super-spy skills to investigate without getting caught
It's probably paranoia, bit I can help but think that given his MO if Bomber wanted to get to us for any reason he'd go after Aritsu...
>>30831309Ww have the good brilliant doctor, but she's gone out of our way to help us, quantum labs is another farfetched possibilitySo I think its an as of yet unrevealed player, probably linked to one of those crime syndicates
>>30831353Or her young minded sister! Twin, with an easily molded mind!
>>30831343I agree with looping in Mai and Agent Stella, but I'd rather not have Brass kill him. Have him mysteriously die in custody and have that death linked to the criminal organizations that backed his little business, sure, but not in a holovised XWF match.Or fake an overdose at home. Whatever.Remind me everything we know about the XWF's head doctor. She should know about any Novas capable of sculpting flesh, but Bomber might have a lever on her by now.
>>30831392Got it in one.If King hadn't hinted that Sinoe's faeries are on some level real I'd be worrying that LB already made his move.
>>30831416I'm in favor of the "Put him in isolation for all of time" option.
>>30831459Really? because I'm all for you know maybe putting Him into the Mariana Trench in a box thats on quantum fire
>>30831459It's functionally the same as killing him in that he can no longer interact with society, create new victims or harass the women he's so completely destroyed, so that would be acceptable to me as long as someone else is picking up the tab for keeping him incarcerated. I'd prefer he have his powers permanently crippled or destroyed if we go the non-lethal route, that ok?
>>30831549Yeah. We've avoided breaking laws so far, so I'd like to come out of this clean
>>30831549Right, me.>>30831499Not me, but I would find this acceptable only if we can verify his death and the following incineration of his corpse.
>>30831565>don't break lawsOut of curiosity, does that extend to basically positioning people to eliminate him through the selevtive sharing of information? Because I'm pretty sure we couple set things up in such a way that our hands legally remain clean.
>>30831619Then They'd go to prison for murder though and Ned has never really been shown to be that ruthless. Honestly though, we've already arranged to have him arrested and briefed the authorities. It would be extremely difficult to change our minds at this point.
>>30831265Detective Johnson: "It seems Bomber Lord is using his female fans for this. That would explain why it only women are being abused this way.">>30831309Detective Read: "Some novas are not wealthy at all, mister Salters. Most of his customers are doubtlessly baseline humans."Detective Johnson: "Not that we could find, which is why we were hoping that you would know, since you rub elbows with novas everyday at your job."*****I havent decided if per album, event, concert, or all. Im thinking they all got 12 from the 1st album release, then probably 3 by concert or big event. And of course they should probably get exp based on "trigger events" related to their personal interests.Mako gets extra exp whenever she successfully perform (important) charity workAleksander gets extra exp whenever he orchestrates a large enough work of art.Lyann gets extra exp whenever she makes a lasting contribution to the arts. Yes, pretty much every single thing she ever does is a masterwork for the ages, but people hates it anyway. I can just imagine her making an animal balloon dog that can bark when you squeeze its tail, and people freaking out about it.Stella get extra exp whenever she successfully calls attention towards environmental or discrimination issuesBella gets extra exp whenever she manages to convince someone to live a more free and inhibited lifestyle.Euphry gets extra exp whenever she manages to shame the ancient romans. Seriously tho, whenever she manages to really shock the mainstream.
>>30831682>Then they'd go to prisonYou have far too little faith in the people we work with.I'm not trying to change the plan, just trying to determine how much leeway I have to work with if Bomber doesn't play ball or accelerated the timetable.
>>30831549Wouldn't depowering a Nova count as Cruel And Unusual Punishment? We don't use blinding or hobbling as punishment any more; removing powers could rightly be argued as analogous
>>30831701Ok, how are we doing for making the end of the Street show and could we do it after stopping by Mai's?
>>30831762Should we warn Lyann knowing she has the best shot at fending off Bomber Lord mind control, thereby having someone in the band watching out for him?
>>30831752So execution would be considered more humane? Serious question, the morality of depowering a convicted criminal has never occurred to me.
>>30831752Well, Utopia uses "Mox" which is a drug that disables powers on novas, when capturing themThe Directive is basically the MIB. They don't care if you are an alien, vampire, werewolf, nova, mage or whatever the fuck you are, as long as you are a law-following citizen that pays your taxes. As soon as people starts dissapearing around you, tho, they probably will send a team to "extract you" and take you to one of their "tombs". Ultra high security prisons. Mai used to work for them since she was 15 to about a year ago. She could probably tim them off about Bomber Lord, but then she would "ping" again in their radar and they may try to get her to work for them again. Nothing forceful, but they would try to say "hey, we took that bomber lord guy down when you asked us, remember?"And even on DC comics, when superman catches a super criminal, they keep him depowered while in prison.Of course, their depowering collars seem to fail all the fucking time.
>>30831778Yes, but I think we should wait until after the show since she and the rest of the crew shouldn't be in any danger during the performance. That said, we should probably make sure LB is barred from the after party.Besides, we're introducing Lyann to Mai on Friday, and Mai should have sufficient security to protect the data we've collected so far.Our first priority should be moving Mako in with Lyann, since she's the only one living alone right now. (I'm hoping Ami can take care of herself, but maybe we should bunk her with Belle while Stella's doing her BBC work in London?)
>>30831895A good idea about Lyann and Mako, since we're dealing with Triads now, who could want to 'reclaim' Mako.
>>30831682I didn't think we approached anybody officially about this, yet.Regardless, with the influence Flux has, we can project enough Soft Power to ruin that bastard utterly. >the band do an Anti-Slavery song that grants long-term mental immunities to anyone who hears it> Euphry makes a 'diss tape' about Bomber, crippling his popularity> Mako fronting an Anti-Slavery appeal, at which point we notify the Chinese government that one of their prime Nova assets is on a Rape Hitlist>>30831778Actually, Lyann is our Ace In The Hole here. Every member of Flux gets a 'security Lyann' If a clone got "taken", or other shit went down, the clone could be tracked. Not to mention the Partition Technique would be useful to fend of BL mindscrew. Though I'm not sure how happy L would be, knowingly putting a copy into that much danger
>>30831918>I didn't think we approached anybody officially about this, yet.We've informed members of Utopia and the federal police. It is far to late to accident him. Hell, Brass got angry when we were considering abducting a female mindslave of Bomber Lords. How do you think he would react if we put out a hit on him?
>>30831951...why would you expect Utopia to move in such a way that the information that a world renowned Nova, beloved by many, was in fact heavily involved in slavery and sex trafficking /and/ personally destroyed and rebuilt the minds of thousands of some for profit and amusement? Not to be too cynical, but I get the feeling they'd rather he disappeared quietly rather than kicking up too much of a fuss.
>>30831837Going to have to head out for a while soon. If I'm not back before you end for the day, just wanted to say thanks for running King and happy early/belated birthday.
>>30832020Because they'd want to use his teregen connections to discredit the organization as much as possible.
Jesus fucking Christ, TKOAND, do you guys not use daylight savings, or something? I usually go to bed after an hour of checking to see if the threads, up and just decided to browse /tg/ on a whim, only to find out that this thread started 2+ hours after the time I usually check in at.
>>30832043Not yet. Soon. It was a gift in advance>>30832055Sorry I overslept AND for some reason it took a little over half an hour for my browser to work after i turned on the pc.Detective Read: "These are some long distance pictures we were able to take of Bomber Lord's mansion."The shots were taken using modern telescopic lenses, and shot through the windows in order to get as many images as possible of the insides of the house. The detectives have built a 3D holo model of the outer hallways and rooms of the manor thanks to them, but about 40% of the manor is a "blank" on the model, still.They could not find its blueprints anywhere.The pictures show bomber lord, a few dozen of his staff, all very attractive baseline females, hiw lawyer, his new manager at the XWF, Richard Meyers, a known nova felon (aka The Spook because of his terror-based powers), and a face you have seen before, an exotically attractive teragen girl with bright pink skin and tentacles entwined on her hair, resting backwards along her skull and down her back.
>>30832229...Is that the Tentacle Girl from Lyann's island?
>>30832296YesYou feel dizzy after taking on all of this. The detectives say that they will only use long range surveillance as of now, since things have gotten much too dangerous. They will report to you weekly with anything new as well as pictures, holos and whatever else thay manage to find.As you walk out of their office, you get a call from your secretary.Aritsu: "Sir, are you taking miss Mako to the concert yourself? the company car says she was not in her apartment when they went to pick her up."
>>30832406I don't think we did...."No, Aritsu, I'm not. Kindly message the other band members, find out if they've seen her">>30832459Don't panic yet. It is not The Way Of The Ned. Remain cool, calm and calculating, right up until the point where hell is unleashed>Ultimate Form of Irate Superpower Businessman incoming...
>>30832484Aritsu: "Yes sir. Is just that... well, you seemed to get along with her so well, I thought of you first."You reach your car.Want to head over to the concert sire, or go to Mako's apartment? she does not have a datapad (no cellphone) since she doesn't knows how to use them.
>>30832406>meet tentacle girl>Everyone: Guys, she's totally working with Bomber>TKOAND: Just because she's Terragen, doesn't mean she's working with him>She's totally working with him.
>>30832580Call Lyann. IIRC, People with high quantum/node can track other novas. Lyanns is probably very very high and has like 500 Clones to scan and triangulate with.
>>30832580We want Aritsu to check first.Then, we find a way to pull the CCTV feeds from outside Mako's apartment to establish if there's been foul play.Then, we make plans.>Bandmate-Stella comes over and interrogates the local wildlife about what they saw>Lyann and ALL the clones to come up with a way to locate her>Mai and Utopia!Stella to start making calls>Put Brass and our other fighters on standby in case we need muscle>Call the XWF doctor, ask about who could to body-sculpting>Get a quote from DeVries about how much it would cost to hire a Teleporter *right now*
>>30832695>mfw the Lyanns invent Cerebro on a whim to make scanning more efficient
Also, is anyone else having trouble posting?
>>30832695>>30832698You call Lyann, and she says that there are too many novas in LA to be able to track Mako solely by her Quantum Bleed signal, but she may have just gone out on her own (she doesn't knows anything about BL so she has no reason to be worried).Lyann: "It's a little under an hour for the concert. She should be here any minute now."Ned: "Is everyone else there already?"Lyann: "Aura is missing as well. Maybe they are together?"You call Aura, and indeed, Mako is with her. The horny blond thought it would be fun to show Mako what riding a bike felt like, but the chinese girl cries out whenever they start moving faster than a skateboard, so they are going very slowly.Aura: "I think she's enjoying herself, regardless. Hold on." -she gives the datapad to Mako- "You are holding it upside down" -you can hear her say in the backgroundMako: "Hello? Hello?" -Mako's sweet voice comes over loud and clear, and you can't help but let out a sigh of relief- "Am I doing this right?"Aura: -soft, from the background- "Yes, hold on."Ned: "Mako, I sent a company car to pick you up."Mako: "I am sorry, mister Salter. Mao Mao needed to walk, and I must have missed it. Oh! we meet a scary blue girl with tentacles, today. But she was very nice and just wanted to take a picture with us. She looked very much like the pink girl in miss Lyann's island."
>>30832982not me, im just waiting for a few replies before posting each time. Also brb
>>30832999Back. No replies? did everyone else go afk for a bit at the same time?>>30832989Ned: "Did she do anything to you?"Mako: "..."Aura: "If you want him to see you shake your head, you need to use it as a holo. Hold on i'm going to park."You can suddenly see Mako. She is wearing a long soft dress under Aura's biker leather jacket.Ned: "Did she do anything to you?"Mako shakes her head.Ned: "How far are you from the concert site?"Mako: "We have just arrived. There is a lot of people here."Aura: "We'll talk to you later, Ned. It's going to be tricky to get to the backstage unnoticed."Ned: "Alright, I'll see you guys later,"
>>30832989"How nice of her, you have fans. Say, could you pass this back to Aura now? Ill see you at the concert.""Aura, we need to talk, its about our little side project with Stella." There, talking over the phone, plausible topic involving a bandage, but aura sound get we're talking about Agent Stella
>>30833342Some of us in the est work during your runtime, I just get some breathing space between to read up or give a short post.
>>30833342Hmm, when they get back stage scold Aura slightly for getting to the show so late then give them some encouragement followed by enough space to get ready.Since I just got back, did we leave the evidence with the PIs or did we bring it, or copies, with us?
>>30833358Uhmm... roll 9d10 for your manipulation/subterfuge since its also used as bluff/innuendo on this game>>30833572Its your copy so you can take it with you if you want, sure.
>>30833342Oh, Ami and Eldrich's skiing trip is this weekend, right? Since Python and Stella are going with them we should see if we could borrow the special agent for a moment before they head out.
>>30833599I don't really consider our car secure, so unless we could have left it at the office before we went to the venue I'm thinking we should do that ASAP.
>>30833599Oh, not rolling because I'd rather have that conversation with Aura in person than over the phone, even in code.
>>30833604Its next week. They are leaving after Brass' fight with Amehk (Alpha Wolf) for a week>>30833641okDo we even need to roll for the concert? or just assume all that talent on stage blows the minds of all those present there?Lyann alone has a roll of 28d10+5 extra auto successes for it, as long as Mako is around to dampen her social taint with her aura.
>>30833819Unholy shit. And I thought Ned was good with business. I guess art has more support for some reason
>>30833819I'm fine for not rolling for the concert, but how about the MTV live broadcast or Jenn's (I think that was the reporter's name) coverage?
>>30833872Yes, I guess it's not considered such a important ability so theres lots of enhancements for itLyann gets +5 extra successes for performance art (singing, dancing, acting, etc) and basically adds her charisma again to any art (painting, sculpting, singing, etc) and with her high base ability and attributes, she gets a really really high roll for it. Like I said, I built her completely focused on arts and sciences, and she has only one power, so had lots of wiggle room to buy her stuff for it.*****The after concert party is at Euphry's place. Mostly because the Krew has reinforced it enough that it is simply everything-proof by now (and yet Euphry manages to disprove that every two days).Rather than using Lyann's Quantum Speakers, however, there's a couple of huge, wall-high/wide speakers on the norhtern wall, with all the guests taking their turns to sing or play something for everyone else.Aura: "I'm sorry about taking Mako without warning, Ned." -the succubi is wearing her concert clothes, a pair of glossy black leather hotpants and a matching bra with a fluffy, white soft collar/boa. She is leaning on you as she talks, probably because with the high volume you can barely hear yourself think.You try to ignore the way she looks as her soft, generous breasts squish against you and she looks up at you with shiny eyes, as you know she can't help but project an air of sexuality in everything she does, wether she wants to or not.
>>30834075"Its okay. Oh, can you and Okaba talk to me in a bit? There's something I need you to look over."
>>30834075"Nah, it's my fault for not making sure everyone was on the same page. In the future I'm going to set a check in time an hour before the show so I can make sure anyone that's not at the venue is on their way or waiting so I can send a car to them. By the way, I'd like you and Okaba to stop by my office tomorrow. Just need to run through some numbers and propose another project for you guys."
>>30834238We're safe to tell her now you know. Just tell her so we can be prepared
>>30834251If we can allude to it, sure, but I doubt we controlled the guest list for this impromptu event so I'd rather be cautious.
>>30834306Its not hard to ensure we've got a quiet place with no cameras for Euprys show or prying ears. Aura is a utopian agent for a reason, just ask her for someplace Very private.
>>30834408Fine. You've convinced me.
>>30834144>>30834238>>30834251>>30834408Well, we can just assume we talk after the party?Euphry is still forcing Lyann(?) to sing with her for the few guests that are still able to stand when you approach Aura and Okaba in the balcony to explain the situation to them.Okaba: "If you have all this information, we need to call this country's law enforcement agency-"Aura: "The FBI"Okaba: "..the FBI...?"Aura: "Federal Bureau of Investigation"Okaba: "Oh, that makes sense. We need to speak to this Bureau AND Team Tomorrow, and take down that criminal as soon as possible."Ned: "I have already spoken with them, and we are ready to take him down after Brass wears him down on the ring first."Okaba: "Oh... so the idea is to make him spend his Quantum in a show frst, and then make the arrest... I like it, The Krew makes very good forcefields, so the audience will be safe. We still need to rescue the women this... scum, is abusing. For all we know, he may be selling some poor girl right now." -you notice he squeezes Aura's hand softly
>>30834560"We do. And to do that we need access to Bomber's network. We can't just take him down, we need to take down his Triad and Syndicate comrads and most importantly we need their records to find everyone they've take over the years."
>>30834560"Agreed. I'm thinking about Talking to my boss to get more flexibility for scheduling the fight. Trying to take him down in public would be nasty, he may have planted mental triggers in some of the XWF members in case someone tries to arrest him."
>>30834560"Worse still one of their connected agents may have been taking pictures of Mako today before Aura showed up. All of my female stars are... Requested for that site. All of them." Give a look to Aura. "Thats why it cant just be the Bomber Lord we hit then, I might request you attack his mansion the same time as the fight's climax, To keep them from relocating any women or destroying data."
>>30834809That's what I forgot.>>30834560I assume Mako's still here right? We're sending her home with Lyann tonight and going over to grab Mau Mau with them.
>>30834809Okaba: "That sounds well. Aura and I will also attempt to track any girls being shipped out. She has a talent for such things."Aura nods as she holds Okaba's hand.Okaba: "You said this girl that was taking pictures of Mako is an acquaintance of miss Porteleger? should we not ask her for what she knows? is she above suspicion?"Aura: "Oh, you haven't meet her. I am quite sure she is completely innocent in all this."Okaba: "If you say so, mapenzi. Ned, I think we had quite enough party. We'll retreat now. If you need anything, call my number, alright? not Aura's. Mine"Aura: "I am quite fine, Okaba."Okaba: "I know." -then to you- "I will speak with you tomorrow at the office, yes?"Ned: "Sure."
>>30834869Mao Mao (cuddly in chinese)Lyann is happy to have Mako over as a guest. You explain to her she may need to stay with her for a long while, but will give her more details tomorrow.Should we do something about Bella? she's going to be alone now that Stella is going to London
>>30835001Ask Ami is she's got the room?
>>30835001My first thought was to ask Ami if she'd keep her company, but that would make things really awkward with Eldrich...You know what, we should have a conversation with Belle first to see what she wants to do with her down time anyway.As a back up we should probably bunk her with Alecks, who I get the feeling would appreciate the company and not care too much about the clothing issue (he'd appreciate the view, but wouldn't make anything of it).
>>30835001One option would be elite or FBI counter-surveillance. We need to tell the FBI about the list after all. Gotta be honest, I was surprised that Ned wasn't on it.
>>30835163He's probably on the hit list (not kept on a website), not the acquisition requests.
>>30835001How poorly do Belle and Euphry get on again?
>>30835163well, he's a guy. BL mods his groupie girls. I assume he has male fans of course, but he wouldnt be seeing hanging out with them.Hes not the type to be a bro to his fans.>>30835384They dont get bad along at all, is just that Belle is practically a new age hippy and Euphry is a hard rock punk that likes to shock people, while Bella is the living embodiment of "It's cool, really"Anyway, we should end here for this week. Ill stay as usual to answer stuff and whatnot from time to time, but I have things to do. Take care guys.
>>30835499Take care King.