You are a broken cyborg on a mission to reclaim his stolen parts, and enact revenge on the harvesters who took them.Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Broken%20Cyborg%20QuestTwitter for updates: https://twitter.com/ReanimatorTGCharacter sheet: http://pastebin.com/Eg3hb16iLast time on Broken Cyborg Quest, we went to the Black Flagon bar to investigate a gang of harvesters operating under a man named Baker. We captured, interrogated, and killed one of them. The rest escaped. We made an ally in the bar named Kyle, who also stands against the harvesters.You wake up in your bed at the inn, slowly getting to your feet. You feel well rested. The events of yesterday were quite taxing on your body, but a good night's sleep seemed to be just what the doctor ordered. Kyle told you to meet him at the Black Flagon this morning, but it's still quite early. You figure that you have some time before your associate will even wake up; you've always been a bit of an early riser. You leave your room at the inn, stepping into the bustling town of Cherol. There are a few places of interest you consider visiting; you haven't had anything since your trip to the Flagon Last night. You remember Roth, the mechanic, had his business card on that corrupt pawn shop owner's counter. Investigating him might be worth your while... Or you could just get some of your newly found augments installed. >Restaurant >Mechanic>Go straight to the Flagon
>>31084802Mechanic, but I'd rather just get our new augs installed and head straight for the Flagon afterward. We can investigate fishy mechanics later.
>>31084802I was just thinking to myself, wasnt cyborg supposed to be up? So I checked. Guess I'm psychic
>>31084802Mechanic to get our Augs installed, and we need to reload our guns.
>>31084904>>31084953>>31085021>Mechanic; skip investigation: 2Installing some of your recovered augments before going to meet Kyle seems like a good idea to you. But you don't have time to investigate the mechanic right now. You'll check him out when you're not busy. You open the door to the mechanic's shop. "Welco- Oh, it's you!" The female mechanic from yesterday greets you. "Roth, customer!" She calls. A chubby gray haired man in overalls with a slight stubble steps up to the counter. "What can I do you for?" He asks. "I've got some augs to install... And I need some ammunition." You say, rifling through your bag to show him the augments you need installed. "Alrighty. Here's how much each one will cost to put in.">Enhanced endurance augment - 100 credits>Radio communication augment - 75 credits>Optical photograph augment - 60 credits>Refill ammunition - 70 credits>Unknown augment - ...The mechanic looks puzzled as he takes the unknown augment into his hand. "I have no clue what this is supposed to do. Can't help you with that one."
>>31085191Get all we can loaded up. We've got spare cash.
>>31085191Install all augs and refill ammo.Also ask about the speed enhancement; since all of Baker's men have it, we should get it too.
>>31085242>>31085255>Fully load: 2"I'll install everything. Load up my ammunition, too." You decide. "300 creds, friend." The mechanic says, extending his hand. You hand him the asked price; you now have 445 credits. "Right this way." He says, walking back to the operating table. ........."Everything's online and working. Anything else you need?" He asks. You nod. "Are you still carrying that movement speed enhancement augment?" You ask. Baker and the other harvesters managed to slip away from you yesterday because they had it and you didn't... Having it would be extremely useful. "500 credits." He replies. Damn, you're short. "...Nevermind." "Will that be all?">Ask about other augments>Leave>Custom
>>31085469Sell the augments we harvested from Ron.
>>31085514Seconded. Also, ask about the other augments in his stock as well.
>>31085514This. Then we should go to the Black Flagon to meet Kyle.>>31085533Why bother asking about his other shit? We already promised to give the money from Ron's augs to his family, so shouldn't spend that money on augments.
>>31085583>>31085533>>31085514>Sell Ron's augments: 3You dig through your bag once more and dump Ron's augments on the table. There are certainly a lot of them. "How much can I get for these?" You ask. The mechanic looks startled at all of the augments you've suddenly thrown out onto the counter, but not displeased. "Well, they seem to be of a pretty good quality. I'd be willing to part with 1000 credits for them.">Accept>Decline
>>31085681Accept, god damn. That's a lot of money.
>>31085681Accept.And keep the money separate from our own. Whatever failings Ron had, his kid at least deserves her inheritance.
>>31085764This. Did we find out where his family lives?
>>31085804Although, I kinda wanna keep 55 credits for handlingGotta go fast
>>31085804Not yet, and we can do it later.First thing is to meet Kyle, kill another of Baker's goons, and this time take their speed aug and get it installed. It might be better if we get the goon to take us to where they live so we can take everything from them before killing them and stripping them of parts.Hell, we might even be able to beat the address of Ron's wife out of the goon.
>>31085759>>31085725>>31085764>Accept: 3"I'll take it," you decide. The machine rakes in all of the augments, looking quite pleased with the trade. He hands you the money in a clip, and you decide to keep it separate from the rest of your stash. You now have 1445 credits... But you're averse to spending the 1k. You begin to exit the shop. "Have a good one." Roth says as he examines the machinery you gave him. "Goodbye, come see us again soon!" The cheerier female calls after you.The early hours of the morning are fading. You should probably get moving to the Black Flagon if you don't want to be late meeting Kyle.>Go to the Black Flagon>Go to the restaurant>Custom
>>31085891>Go to the Black FlagonBe careful, though.Baker probably saved images of us and Kyle with his eye augs and might have sent his men back here to the Flagon.
>>31085891Black flagon it is.
>>31085764When we decided to use the money from Ron's augs to support his family, that's when I decided that our main character was a fucking badass. I was worried we were slipping into a bit of a Lawful Evil territory; we were fighting the bad guys only because it was what we needed to do to get back our augments. It was a good fight, but for personal gain. But then we saved Kyle from the harvesters, and we promised a fucking mook that we would take care of his family for him. When we showed we actually have a heart, that's when I realized we were closer to Chaotic Good.
>>31085945>>31085958>Black Flagon: 2You don't wanna keep Kyle waiting. Time to go. You venture once more into the inner city. In the morning, this place is a lot less shady. But it still has a bit of an uneasy aura about it. You easily find your way back to the Flagon.Approaching the building, you see the bouncer from last night blocking the doorway again. Sighing, you reach into your pocket to prepare another bribe. "Don't worry about it. You're cool." He says. "Eh? What do you-" "You took on those harvesters last night, right? Anyone fighting those piece-a-shit harvesters is a friend of the Black Flagon. You're cool, go in." "Thank you." You enter the bar.This place is pretty empty in the morning, but Kyle is here, sitting at the bar. As the door opens, he turns and beams at you. "There he is. Don't worry, I wasn't waiting long." He says, gesturing for you to come over. You seat yourself next to him. "Fancy a drink?" He offers.>"It's a little early.">"Sure.">Custom
>>31085890I'm thinking about it, once we get to baker, killed all his men, etc, we should get him to give us the files on his men. Split the money evenly, and send it all at once.
>>31086212Sure. Always up for a round.
>>31086212Well, if he's buying it'd be rude to decline.
>>31086212CustomCoffee. We've got a big day of killing and interrorogating to do.
Changing my answer from >>31086327 to >>31086329
>>31086269>>31086329>>31086367>Sure: 1>Coffee: 2"Coffee, please." You answer. Today's sure to be busy, and you skipped breakfast to go to the mechanic. You have to stay fueled up somehow. "Sure. Black fine?""Yeah.""Alright, then. Andy, a coffee and a beer!"Your drinks arrive shortly. The service here is pretty good in the morning, seeing as it's so slow. The two of you sit drinking in silence for a few minutes. Kyle chuckles to himself a little. "You're one of those 'doesn't speak unless spoken to' kind of guys, huh?">"I guess.">"Not really.">Custom
>>31086212Custom"Sure,coffee with lots of sugar would be nice"
>>31086553Oh shit, is this some fucking personality building we're doing? Custom: "I don't speak up unless I have something to say."
>>31086553Yeah, seems like it.
>>31086597Yeah, these words
>>31086597I like this.
>>31086553Just started reading. This quest is promising, OP. Keep it up.
>>31086597>>31086601>>31086621>>31086627>"Yeah, seems like it." 1>"I don't speak up unless I have something to say." 3"I don't speak up unless I have something to say," you explain as you sip at your coffee. "I can certainly respect that." Kyle says, nursing his drink. He sets it down and places his hands on the table. "Alright, let's get to business. The harvesters-- what's your beef with them? The way you handled that guy last night... That wasn't a clean execution. You were pissed off." Kyle takes another swig of his drink before continuing. "You got some kinda vendetta against them? If we're working together, I gotta know this kinda shit.">Tell Kyle your story>"I don't know what you mean.">Custom>>31086636[ Glad you like it. ]
>>31086725Tell Kyle our story. I trust him, and it's not like he can do a lot with the information.
>>31086725Give him the short version."They took some parts from me. I just want to get them back."
>>31086725Tell him our story. He seems trustworthy, and there's not much that not telling him can do, aside from breeding distrust
>>31086757>>31086804>>31086838>Tell him your story: 2>Short version: 1You take a sip of coffee and a deep breath. If you're going to be working alongside him, he might as well know why you're fighting. "About a week ago, I was what some people might call an aug junkie. I spent a lot of money on buying new tech... And I used that tech to earn more money so I could buy more tech." You pause to take another drink from your cup. "To be honest, those harvesters I kept hearing about... They scared the hell outta me. I had all these augments, so I figured they'd come for me. My solution was to buy even more augs to fight them off. Long story short, it didn't work." You place your hand on your recently reattached leg. "They stripped me. Beat me. Tortured me. But I got out. Now I'm just trying to get back what's mine." "Your augments?" Kyle asks, looking enthralled by your tale. "My dignity." You say, setting down your cup. "...And yeah, my augments." "Quite a tale... And what's next on the agenda for you?" >"I'm not sure yet.">"Baker.">Custom
>>31087200Baker. Definitely Baker.
>>31087200I'm not sure. Might have killed the only man who knows where my parts went.But baker seems like a good mark.
>>31087236>>31087267"I'm not sure... I might've killed the only man who knows where my parts went. Baker seems like a good mark." You decide, figuring Baker is your priority at the moment. "Why'd you have to kill him?" Kyle asks, raising an eyebrow. "He said I was... Salty." You reply. "...Salty?" "Yes. Salty.""So, this Baker guy. He's the leader of that harvester gang from last night, right?" Kyle pushes his now-empty glass away from him. "Yeah, that's him." "How're you planning to take him down?">"He wants me dead. I'll wait for him to come for me.">"I got his hideout's location. I'll go to him.">Custom
>>31087477>"I got his hideout's location. I'll go to him."
>>31087477We go to him. He who strikes first wins.
>>31087477Custom: Gonna spread a rumor that I'm holed um somewhere in town. Then when he's busy trying to find me, strike at his base.
>>31087587>>31087529>>31087527>Go to him: 2>Rumor: 1"I got his hideout's location from one of his cronies. I'll go to him and strike while they're still licking last night's wounds." You sound confident in your plan. "Alright, then. If that's your plan, I'd be glad to help any way I can." He says, eager to help strike back against the harvesters.>"You should come with me to the base.">"You should run recon for me.">Custom
>>31088010>"You should come with me to the base."Recon is great, but he might be recognized. I don't want to split up.
Rolled 5, 17, 10, 3, 11, 11, 16, 3 = 76>>31088010Have him run recon. The way I see it, we're gonna try to sneak in, and that's a one man job.
>>31088010>Custom"Try to find anyone else that hates the harvesters that will fight with us. Two men wont take them down but ten or twenty will."
>>31088111I'm worried we don't really have the time for that. We should strike now that they're on the back foot and can't be expecting us to show up at their front door. We're plenty strong to do it with our augments back, I think.
>>31088010Recon. Infiltration works better alone.>>31088111This would be cool, but later. We'll rally some more dudes after this.
>>31088258>>31088183Still 2v??? is a little off setting, At least ask him what his augments are. And ask around the bar if anyone will help.
>>31088298That's the point of stealth. We want to strike quick, so we count our advantages. And that's surprise. Also, if we delay, he may move shop. They know we got Ron.
>>31088298Guns, super powers, and strategy work great as equalizers.Plus they're an insidious force, I don't want our plans spreading unless we're prepared to engage in an all-out war.
>>31088058>>31088072>>31088111>>31088258>Assist me: 1>Recon: 2>Custom; Rally civilians: 1"If you want to help me out, then you should run recon for me. Keep an eye on my surroundings so I don't have to micromanage." You suggest. Kyle nods. "I'd prefer to be in there kickin' harvester ass, but whatever you think will be best." Kyle stands up, having finished his drink. You down your coffee and get to your feet as well. "I take it you've got a communication augment of some sort, right?" Kyle asks. You nod. "Radio com." "That'll work fine. Here, take this." Kyle puts his hand behind his neck and pulls something out. It looks like a small piece of machinery. "This is a detection augment; it notifies you of nearby life signs and heat signatures. Through your radio telecom aug, I should be able to monitor it for you. It's an equip-aug, meaning you can take it on and off without installation." He hands the augment to you. "Thanks." You say, snapping the augment into place behind your head. "Let's get going." You walk towards the exit with Kyle right behind you.>Head to Baker's hideout>Custom
>>31088627goto the hideout.
>>31088627>>Head to Baker's hideout
>>31088627>Head to Baker's hideout>Buy a sandwich on the way
>>31088806>>31088791>>31088744You begin the trip to Baker's hideout... But you're pretty hungry. On the way there, you decide to pick up a sandwich from a cheap food stand. Can't infiltrate on an empty stomach. You now have 435 credits. .........You've arrived at the location Ron gave you. "You're sure you'll be fine alone, Talos?" Kyle asks you. You simply nod to Kyle and go forth. It's do or die time. You hear a faint buzzing in your ear. "Talos, it's Kyle. Is the radio aug working?" He says. "Yeah." "Fuckin' A. This inn is called the Grand Lounge. Lots of uppity rich folk stay here. These harvesters must be pretty well off to afford setting up shop at the top floor." Kyle notes. You twitch. The thought of people making such a profit off of harvesting is rage-educing. But you have to stay calm for this. The front door to the Lounge is guarded by an augmented thug, and you can see a basement that's unguarded. It's most likely locked up tight. Taking a deep breath, you prepare to infiltrate the building.>Infiltrate through the basement>Infiltrate through the front>Custom
>>31089192Basement. We'll use our jackknife augment and enhanced reflex to pick the lock.
>futuristic planet where cyborgs have the strength of five men in their pinkie finger>thinking people would still use old-fashioned locksIt's probably a security code.That being said, let's use some of that cyborg strength to just break down the door.
>>31089192>Infiltrate through the basement
>>31089308>>31089306>>31089249You creep down to the basement entrance, walking down a short set of stairs to reach the door. There's a a slot for a keycard on the door. Your first thought is to simply try and shove the door in. You place both hands against the door and shove with all your might... But it doesn't budge. The door is made from heavy metal, and you simply can't break it down. Perhaps that guard in front of the building has the key... Or maybe there's another way in.>Search for another way>Knock out the guard>Kill the guard>Custom
>>31089430Knock the guard out and take his wallet. Search for the keycard in the wallet. Keep any money you find in it.
>>31089430>Search for another wayDon't risk blowing it yet. Explore all our options.
>>31089430>>Search for another way
>>31089504>>31089504>>31089612>Knock out the guard: 1>Search for another way: 2You leave the basement entrance and move closer to the back of the building. Luckily for you, there's a fire escape in the back. You climb up about a floor, and see that the next ladder has been removed. You wonder why. There's a door on this level, so you enter the building.Upon entering the building, you hear the buzzing in your ear once more. "Great, you're in. Stay alert, I'm seeing some red on the map. Looks like two in the next room. Be careful." Kyle signs out again, leaving you with only your thoughts. You walk quietly through the hallway and stop at the door. If there are two people in there, avoiding confrontation is nigh impossible. When you open that door, they'll see you. You wonder if maybe you could try a bait of some sort...>Open the door and go in guns blazing>Knock on the door pretending to be a harvester>Custom
>>31089831>>Knock on the door pretending to be a harvesterThis is a sneaking mission, Talos.
>>31089831>>Knock on the door pretending to be a harvesterEh, it worked before.
>>31089831>Knock on the door pretending to be a harvesterMaybe they don't know that the pawnbroker we killed is dead yet? Maybe we can still use the cover of being his assistant.
>>31089881>>31089921>>31089958>Knock on door: 3Well, it DID work back at that warehouse... Might as well give it a shot. You knock on the door several times. "Hey, guys! Open up!" You call out. "What do you want? Who's there?" Asks a voice behind the door.>Custom
>>31090044...I didn't plan this far ahead. Gimme a sec.
>>31090044"I'm the new security Baker hired for that guy from last night. ...You are high enough rank to have heard about the new security measures, right?"
>>31090044"The door's stuck, I can't open it from this side. Let me in."I'm not creative.
>>31090044"I'm the new guy, Rich's assistant. He sent me over with some augs that some bloody guy sold him; said they looked familiar and wanted you guys to check'em. Said they looked like Ron's?"
>>31090080I like this answer best. No clues of who we might actually be, clever way to get around their question.
>>31090336>>31090080>>31090164>>31090262>Door stuck: 1>Rich's assistant: 1>New security: 2"I'm the new security Baker hired for that guy from last night," you call out. There's a pause, and it's clear that they haven't heard of you so they don't believe you. "...You guys ARE high enough rank to have heard about the new security measures, right?" You ask, sounding somewhat condescending. "W-well, yeah! Of course we are!" "We are?" "Well, at least I am!" "Oh, right! Me too!" The harvesters come over to the door and open it for you, allowing you inside."So, what part of the building are you supposed to protect?" One of the harvesters asks. "The top floor. I'm personally guarding the elites." You lie smoothly, hopefully granting yourself a free ride to your mark. "Makes sense... So about that guy... Have you seen him yet? We've heard that he got Ron." "Poor bastard. Ron was a good guy. I can't wait to find this fucker and teach him a lesson about fucking with other peoples' lives!" Coming from people who strip and murder other people for a living, you take their empathy towards the lives of other people with a grain of salt. "But for real, have you seen the guy yet? Supposed to be good to send Baker and his boys on the run all by his lonesome.">"I haven't seen him.">Say you have, and offer a fake description>Custom
>>31090520Point guns at them."Oh, I've seen him, and now, so have YOU!"
>>31090520>"I haven't seen him."We can still use these guys. I don't want to set anybody on alert yet.
>>31090553As badass as that would be, we can still use these guys as a ticket to the top of the building. Say we haven't seen him yet.
>>31090520>"I haven't seen him."Let's let them open the doors up for us first.
>>31090520>>"I haven't seen him."But I also want to writhe my hands around his little neck. First come first serve, fellas.
>>31090660>>31090553>>31090606>>31090636>Cheesy one liner: 1>"Haven't seen him": 3"I haven't seen him," you answer. One of the men sighs. "Man, what I wouldn't give to find this guy and put a few exit wounds into him. That'd definitely make Mr. Raizer happy enough to promote me!" The guard says. "Yeah... I'll bet." You reply quietly. Mr. Raizer... Could that be the man at the top of all this bullshit? The real exec behind the harvesting? You make a mental note of that name. You'll definitely have to dig up more on him later.The three of you step into an elevator. "Top floor, right?" "Yeah." The button is pushed, and you're on your way up. You realize that as soon as you're in the room with Baker and his gang at the top floor, the jig is up and your cover will be blown. There's no way they don't remember your face. "So, you got a name, newbie?" One of the guards asks you.>Execute the guards via dual handgun augs>Attempt to execute the guards with pure physical power>Cancel the elevator trip to the top floor and walk up the last floor alone>Custom
>>31090853>So, you got a name, newbie?Say, "JUSTICE" and then execute them both with a double-handgun aug one shot stance, one gun to each of their heads.
>>31090853>Execute the guards via dual handgun augs>Cancel the elevator trip to the top floor and walk up the last floor aloneWhen the doors open we'll have no cover and no idea of the layout. If we take the stairs we can take our time, scope the place out if we won't be seen or just listen in if we will. Worst comes to worst, we can hide behind the doorway for cover.
>>31090853The name is SAMURAI FLAMENCOThen kill them
>>31090913Do this, and then walk up alone.
>>310908531. Execute2. Stop elevator3. Loot bodies
Rolled 93>>31090853>Execute the guards via dual handgun augs"Yeah it's REVENGE." *bang bang*
>>31090853No name. Execute both. Take their weapons. Stop the elevator and walk up the last floor, being careful to watch for camera's in the stairwell that could lead to Baker knowing we're coming.
>>31090913>>31090938>>31090952>>31090980>>31090980>>31090992>>31091007>Execute: 7>"JUSTICE": 2>"REVENGE": 1>Stop elevator: 4You raise both of your arms as the sound of your handgun augments clicking open is heard throughout the elevators. "Justice," you utter, pulling both triggers. Click click, bang bang.Both bodies fall to the floor, their weapons clattering against the ground as they do. You scoop the assault rifles they were armed with off the ground and equip them, one in each hand. You then stop the elevator at the fourteenth floor; one floor lower than the top.>Drag the bodies out with you>Send the bodies to the bottom floor>Send the bodies to the top floor
>>31091121>>Send the bodies to the top floor
>>31091121>Send the bodies to the bottom floorI want to be dramatic, but this is most practical, honestly.
>>31091121Drag the bodies out far enough so that the elevator door won't close. That will prevent anyone from using the elevator to quickly escape or pursue us.
>>31091121>Drag the bodies out with youGotta hide them in a janitor closet or something.
>>31091194Seconding this!We want to make the elevator unusable to the enemy.
>>31091194Seconding this. Also, allow me to present the proper way to wait for updates in this quest.
>>31091194Oh crap, I forgot elevators worked that way. Changing my vote from >>31091173 to this!
Rolled 110>>31091194Yeah. I like this a lot.
>>31091157>>31091173>>31091194>>31091201>>31091240>>31091258>Top floor: 1>Bottom floor: 1>Drag bodies out with you: 1>Block elevator door with bodies: 3"Nice work, Talos." Kyle says to you over radio. "But be careful. There's a LOT of red up on the next floor. At least eight bodies. Maybe more. Watch yourself." You take note of Kyle's advice and grab hold of your recently deceased foes. Dragging them partially out of the elevator, you make sure that they prevent the elevator door from closing. There'll be no running and no sending backup when you reach the top floor, you're making damn sure of it.You carefully walk up the staircase with your weapons ready at a moment's notice. You don't see any cameras, but you're sure that if they see you, they'll react upstairs and Kyle will notify you. Eight enemies at once... You wonder if you can really take on that many people. You shake the doubt out of your mind-- if you think you can, you can. "I can."You stand in front of the door to the penthouse. It seems that they still haven't detected your presence.>Listen in>Fling the door open and go nuts>Wait a minute to gather yourself and form a plan>Custom
>>31091421Listen in. If Kyle notices any movement, he'll tell us.
>>31091421Listen in. Let's milk as much information out of this as we can before we wreck this motherfucker.
>>31091421Listen in. Might find out about the big boss.
>>31091421>Listen inAnd we can take this opportunity to form a plan.Like, what if we try to start a fire at one corner of floor 14, and when Baker and his thugs try to use the emergency stairs, we ambush them there?
>>31091629I like the idea of a diversion, but I was thinking...>find circuit breaker>punch it into pieces with strength aug>lights go out>flip on night vision>infiltrate penthouse room>assassinate everyone before they know what the fuck is happening
>>31091629I like this. Don't even need to start a fire. Just trip a smoke detector.We're the tough gritty type, do we smoke? We might have a lighter on us.
>>31091629>fireThe one problem with this plan is that we're in a future city, so that means that if the fire alarm gets tripped, then the fire and police departments will be alerted and we won't have much time.
Was going to vote for >>31091629 but >>31091742 makes a pretty good point.My vote goes to the circuit breaker diversion.
>>31091629After typing my own, I like your plan better. Well, we don't need to start a fire when we could just pull a fire alarm. We might even be able to find one right beside us. Whatever we do, I want to catch them either in a chokepoint or from behind as they all try to get out of the building.>>31091696>>31091824Those are typically in the basement. It would be a long walk to get to the highest floor from there.>>31091742We'll have less time but I think the trade-off is worth it. Going with this plan reduces the chances that we'll get shot fighting these mooks.
>>31091454>>31091502>>31091548>>31091629>>31091696>>31091697>>31091824>>31091839>Listen in: 4>Start a fire: 3>Circuit breaker: 2You press your ear against the door of the penthouse. Before you finish this, you need to get some information. You might not be able to let someone live to interrogate."...on every street, in every bar, in every fucking NOOK AND CRANNY OF THIS CITY. Search EVERYWHERE for the little fucker.""...Baker, calm down. It's just one guy.""You don't fucking understand. We just got word from Raizer. Remember our harvesting warehouse just south of this shithole city? Wiped. Fucking. CLEAN.""What do you mean, 'wiped clean', who could've wiped a whole fuckin' warehouse cl""Well, gee, Don. I don't fucking know. A warehouse full of our guys gets shat on, and the next day a mysterious stranger just HAPPENS to fucking blow into town and start killing our fucking guys? GEE, DON, WHO COULD IT HAVE FUCKING BEEN?!""Baker, calm down. You're making assumptions, you're not thinking straight. You got shot and you're pissed, we get it. But maybe we should think this through.""Ron is dead. Rich is dead. Tony is dead. How many more FUCKING people will have to get killed before you see what's going on?!"Baker continues ranting at his men about you for a while... You aren't finding any new information, but that Raizer name popped up again. You back away from the door. It's finally time to make your appearance. Walking away from the penthouse entrance, you find a rather secluded hallway that leads to a janitor's closet. You dig around awhile until you find something you can use to start a distraction. You come across a can of paint thinner with the warning label "EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE" on it. "What the hell are you doing, Talos?" Kyle's voice buzzes in your ear. "Trust me." You say simply. You begin emptying out the paint thinner onto the floor. You then grab the broom from the closet and jab upwards at the large lightbulb on the ceiling.(1/2)
>>31092181You take cover as the sparks rain down onto the slick-coated floor. You find a nice hiding spot behind a potted plant in a corner. Now all you have to do is wait. The carpet bursts ablaze as the sparks connect with the flammable liquid, a roaring fire sprouting and beginning to consume everything around it. "What the hell is that?" You hear someone say from the penthouse. The door flies open. "FIRE!" Someone yells. The group rushes out into the hall to see the inferno raging. "Shit, SHIT! Get some water!" Someone orders. Baker runs back into the penthouse, presumably to get water.>Spring the ambush>Wait patiently>Custom
>>31092299>Spring the ambush
Rolled 18>>31092299Spring it. We want baker alive for now, he needs to be interrogated by the dentist.
>>31092299>Wait patientlyBaker's our target. If he survives we'll still have a problem.
>>31092299>Spring the ambushWe want Baker alive.He has an appointment with The Dentist.
>>31092299Spring the ambush. We need to interrogate Baker about this Raizer guy.
>>31092378Yes, but there's no escape.It's either go through us, or take a swan dive off of the 15th floor. He's trapped, and we need to hurry to kill the guards, knock out Baker, and get out of here before the police arrive.
>>31092402I was thinking there'd be an emergency exit in the penthouse he could escape through, but thinking about it, maybe not. They would've used it before coming out here, right?
>>31092333>>31092365>>31092378>>31092386>>31092400>>31092402>Spring the ambush: 5>Wait: 1You hear a transmission from Kyle coming in. "Talos, I'm seeing that there are seven people out in the hall. One is still inside, so you should wa-" "Perfect." You stand up and aim both assault rifles at your targets, pressing down on the triggers. You begin mowing down your enemies before they can pull their weapons. The injured fall down into the fire, screaming as the thinner gets on their body and they are consumed by the pyre. You continue firing rapidly. You can't stop. They're all on the ground, but you just can't stop. Your teeth begin clenching and your knuckles turn white from how hard you're pressing down on the triggers. All seven lay dead before you, and the only reason you've stopped firing is that you've run out of ammo."BAKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER!" You howl, throwing your spent guns to the ground and prepping your handgun augs. "He's running! He's trying to get out the fire escape!" Kyle transmits to you. "No fucking way." You hiss in response, sprinting into the room. You see Baker attempting to scurry out of the room and reach the fire escape, but you charge forward and tackle him to the ground. "Please, please don-" You interrupt Baker with a heavy punch straight to the mouth, but you make sure it's not strong enough to knock him out. He's not getting off that easy. You pin him to the ground and shove your left handgun against the side of his head. You have him right where you wanted him.>Custom
>>31092619>"TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT RAIZER."
>>31092619"Every time you lie to me, I'm carving part of you off. Tell me how to get to Razier."
>>31092619Are we strong enough to tear off his arms? We want him captured and we want to hurt him. Doing what they failed to do to us at the warehouse looks to me the best option.
>>31092619Hello Baker, now it's time to see THE DENTIST!
>>31092683I don't think so, but we did managed to use our jackknife to de-augment Ron. So maybe we could do the same thing to Baker... Just not give him the mercy of killing him first.
>>31092708I support this. We harvest the harvester while he's still alive, just like what they tried to do to us and have done to so many others before us. Interrogation by irony.
>>31092619Knock him out and get him out of here.The police will be here soon and we need time to interrogate Baker properly.
>>31092683>>31092708Alright, I support taking off his arms for irony's sake, going DENTIST interrogator on him, then harvesting the guy while he's still alive.Maybe toss him out a window after.
>>31092619Tell Kyle to focus on tracking movement on other floors. We don't want him distracted by what's happening to Baker.
>>31092675>>31092678>>31092683>>31092690>>31092708>>31092744Guys, there's still a fire right outside the apartment, a fire that could make it difficult for US to escape if we don't take care of it.Not only that, but those gunshots might get police attention.
>>31092793Eh, we'll use the fire escape. Kyle can help us get away from the police afterwards.Right now it's revenge time, Anon.
>>31092753I support this. We need some us time, ya know?
>>31092817But how much revenge can we get if we're on a timer?Besides, we need time to properly harvest not just Baker but also his cronies.
>>31092851Ya, okay. I change my vote from >>31092780 to capturing him and taking him elsewhere.
>>31092780>Maybe toss him out a window after.I'd rather do this to him:http://youtu.be/rD-iHmy3tIcKeep the lights on until they cut the power for lack of payment.
>>31092851So are we tearing off his arms then carrying him out?
>>31092744>>31092708>>31092690>>31092683>>31092678>>31092675You flip out your jackknife augment. "So, how many innocent people do you think have been tortured and killed as a result of you and your industry?" You ask, tracing the knife along his face as you speak. Baker is sweating like a pig. "A-a-a lot. A lot. Very many. I'm sorry, I'm s-" "No. You're sorry that I caught you. You're sorry that the ride is over. But that's okay. Because after we're done here, I'll make sure you're sorry. Because I'm about to put some things into perspective for you. For starters, let's show you how it feels... How it feels to have your augments carved off." You bring the jackknife over to Baker's arm and stick it under the metal, digging into his flesh. "Talos, what the hell are you doing?! The police are coming and that fire's still burning! You need to get out of there!" Kyle orders through the radio. "Not yet. Give me a minute." "You don't HAVE a minute. Ask him your questions and get the fuck out of there!"You rip the knife out from his arm. Baker looks extremely relieved. "Don't look so pleased. We're only getting started." As your first collides with Baker's skull, he blacks out.(1/2)
>>31092914>Talos, what the hell are you doing?! The police are coming and that fire's still burning!I told you we wouldn't have time!
>>31092928You were right Anon! I'm sorry for being snippy about it.
>>31092914>We're only getting started
>>31092972BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
>>31092914>>31092914........."...Talos, he's up.""About time.""Should I go?""No. Stay. Take notes on everything he's saying. I won't really be listening too well." You approach the heavily augmented man in the dark of the cellar. Escaping from that burning building with a heavy cyborg in your arms was difficult... But you were determined. This piece of shit wouldn't be so lucky as to get such a pleasant death as burning. Kyle made a pretty great getaway driver. The basement of his apartment complex turned out to serve as a pretty great interrogation room, too. Now, it's time to make use of it."You... You son of a bitch," Baker spits. You approach the poor bastard, tied to a chair with Kyle's gun trained on his head in case shit went wrong. "Four days ago, you or one of your associates captured a cyborg. You sent that cyborg to the warehouse south of the city, and that cyborg was stripped of his augments and left to rot," you begin, pacing around Baker as you walk. "But that cyborg didn't give up. He fought hard, and he walked out of that warehouse alive. He was the only one to walk out." You can see Baker's uneasiness intensifying as you speak. "The cyborg was mad. VERY mad. The cyborg swore that he would find the low-life pieces of shit responsible for his harvesting, and make them pay." You lean in close to Baker, your faces mere inches apart. "Do you know who that cyborg was, Baker?" Baker remains silent, forcibly keeping his mouth shut. "You sure liked talking about him back in the penthouse... Why not talk about him now?" Baker looks to be on the verge of tears. "Come on, don't waste those. You'll need them soon enough. The fun part hasn't even started yet."You plunge your knife inbetween the metal and flesh of Baker's shoulders. His screams do not deter you. You work efficiently, and you continue working until both of his arms are gone. "Now, I think it's time you answer some questions.">Custom
>>31093191"Who is Raizer? Where is he? What are his resources?""How many of your men are still out there, that need to be taken care of?""Besides the warehouse I came from, what other warehouses and chop shops do you own?""What other safehouses do you have?"We should also see about what other stashes of cash and equipment he has. Getaway vehicles and bugout bags, those kinds of things.
>>31093191Jesus, we can be one creepy motherfucker. Ask him about Raizer.
>>31093250>Jesus, we can be one creepy motherfuckerCome on, man. We're simultaneously channeling The Dentist and Brian Mills from Taken.If it wouldn't cause problems (complaints from the neighbors and shorting out the augs we want to harvest), we'd have hooked Baker to the building's electrical system.
>>31093249Missing the crucial "Where the fuck are my augments?">>31093191
>>31093249>>31093250"Who is Raizer? Where is he based?" You demand. "And what resources does he have access to? Tell me his role in the harvesting business." "He's... The treasurer." Baker coughs out. "Every transaction... And every trade... It all goes through him. He's got the whole of Cherol's black market under his thumb." "And who does he answer to? Who's above him in the harvesting business?""I don't know. It's not my place to ask; I just find the people to harvest and handle security.""Good job on security." You mutter sarcastically. "And the harvesters... How many of them are still on the streets?" Baker blows air through his nose in what you think is a weak attempt at expressing amusement through all the pain. "Too many for one man to count. Too many for one to kill." He says weakly. You notice the amount that he's bleeding. Shit, he'll die soon.He'll bleed out. "And the other warehouses? What other chop shops, where are they?!""I just know the one down south... And the one under the nightclub." He's beginning to sound weaker by the moment."Nightclub? Which nightclub?" Baker looks up at you. "You've stepped into something bigger than you could've imagined. You're a part of it now." "I don't care. "Tell me what the night club is called, or you die." "I'm dying already. Let me do it in peace.">Let Baker bleed out>Execute Baker painfully
>>31093461>Execute Baker painfullyPeace? No peace.And remember that he's likely got some head augs, though those should be harvested out of sight of Kyle.
>>31093461Let him bleed out, I think he got the message... But ask him one more question."Why did you do these things to people?"
>>31093461Changing vote from>>31093485to>Execute Baker painfully
>>31093461Can we cause him pain without executing him? I want that name.
>>31093665He's already lost too much blood, and we don't have a ready supply of ICU equipment and supplies, or trauma training.Should have thought about that before tearing his arms off.This is what happens when you inflict the big, shock-inducing injuries first! The target dies before we get all the answers we want.
>>31093502>>31093508>>31093559>Execute Baker painfully: 2>Let Baker bleed out: 1"No."You flip your jackknife out once more. "Why should a man who's done nothing but bring pain and suffering to others die a peaceful death? What kind of fucked up world do you think we live in where that's okay?" You ask, pressing it into the man's chest. "I know what I've done. I've made mistakes, and I-" "You're goddamn right you've made fucking mistakes."You slide the blade up across Baker's throat, then finish him off by slitting the underside of his jaw and forcing his head backwards. Baker begins coughing and gagging violently, choking to death on his own blood. "I- I- I thought you were... Supposed to b- Be... Some sort of... Hero..." Baker hacks out violently. "I am. I'm just not yours."........."Why did you do that to him?" Kyle asks. "I had to. For everyone who suffered because of him. Myself included." You reply, wiping the blood off of your jackknife. "The info we got out of him wasn't even that great. We only know the treasurer and that some nightclub is a harvesting facility... We don't even know which one." "No. This was a perfect lead." You say, flipping the knife shut. "How?"You look at the crimson-coated carcass sitting limp on the chair. "Because if every trade and transaction goes through Raizer..." A grin crosses your face. "He knows where my augments are."[ That's it for the night, folks. We ran really fucking late, sorry. I'll start earlier tomorrow. ]
>>31093704thx bbudi gud thread
>>31093704Thanks for staying up to finish the thread. Hope you're not too fucked tomorrow morning.
>>31093704We really need to stop killing our leads before they give us all the information they can, including their bank account numbers.We're going to run short on funds and ammo if we don't stop killing our enemies so quickly.
>>31093704Thank you for running! I really like the quest, you're a great QM Reanimator.See you tomorrow.
>>31093734I think you're right. It's just, revenge, you know? Makes you do crazy things for the ones you hate.Though really, I agree with you. We're hampering our mission doing things like this.
>>31093731Oh, I'm FUCKED tomorrow morning. But I'll deal.>>31093736Thank you, I'm glad you like the quest and my QM style. Until next time!
Thank you for running. Enjoyed it.
Just started reading this quest tonight, will definitely go back and read the first two now. Looking forward to tomorrow's quest.