Good morning folks!
Wow, civ V is such a resource hog.So anyway. We have been running every day one by one lately, do you guys want to skip forward a bit to the next important event, or want to continue with the day by day format?
>>31097265Depends who Brass is fighting next. Preferably one of Bomber's allies, to build up the feud
>>31097341as far as i remember, we said we were going to challenge BL next to arrest him asap
>>31097402that was my thought.
>>31097402In which case, let's have Brass do a press conference to issue the challenge
>>31097477Oh, that sounds very good. Anyone wants to write it? we also need to tell mr Flair what's up, I think. But should we? its a risk
>>31097529The fewer people in the loop, the better. We're not going public with allegations yet, it's just going to be a call-out.
>>31097529Should probably see if we can pup out a limited one-shot comic book about Brass' struggle to retake the Omega throne during the run up to the BL match.Also, being sick sucks. I highly recommend avoiding it,
>>31097704So, is anyone writing the press conference or am I waiting for noone?
>>31097529>>31097853Writing it up now. Anyone wants anything specific included, shout.
>>31097853I would, but it'd basically amount to calling Bomber Lord a pussy and saying that we slept with his mother last night.There's a reason I'm not allowed to do public speaking...
>>31097878Should I include allegations about BL causing Brass' addiction? I don't want Ned to expose the borderline-unethical way the Doctor helped us.
>>31097936For a colorful wrestling match that may not be too bad, I guess.That does remind me, anyone ever read Spre Thumbs? I got reminded of the time the main girl commented on how she wasnt allowed to wear swimsuits in public
>>31097981I would say no, we don't want to give away knowing anything beyond what the general public is informed of. That said, the fact that he potentially cheated in his last fight (I assume it was his last fight since we haven't herd of another since the holocaust we caught) is fair game. Still not sure we should mention it since it would imply we've been working on Brass' mental defenses, but I'll leave that call to you.
>>31098155Noted. I'll make some alterations.... Nearly done.I think there was an idea at one point to make it a No-DQ match..
>>31098155That sounds fine, but BL is a heel, that's pretty much expected of him. Maybe play the face vs heel angle and make a point of it being time the good guys win?
>>31098299I like the Face vs Heel angle, hope Edric's pushing that.
Part 1/3"So, Rob, this is it. Ready to kick off the End Game?""Absolutely. Bomber needs to go down, and we'll make that happen"Ned flips open his phone, and texts Ric Flair**Press conference, MTV OpNet steam, right now. You'll want to watch. And just trust me"**He snaps his phone shut, and steps out into the stage.-------------The tension in the hall is palpable as Ned steps onto the stage, followed by an eruption of cheering a Rob 'Brass Reaper' Wolfside follows him, Gold League belt across his shoulder. They take their seats in front of the assembled crowd of reporters, bloggers, camera operators and more.Ned motions for the crowd to be silent, and is firstly to speak.OOC: Ned is using Natural Agitator to get the crowd warmed up"Thank you, everyone, for coming out today, and to all of you watching on the OpNet. It's a very special day today, as you'll soon find out. Now, please, everybody, give a big hand for *your* Gold League champion, the Brass Reaper!Massive cheers once again, as Brass acknowledges the adulation"The XWF is the premier combat sport in the solar system. It represents the best principles of sporting competition, a tradition dating right back to the Olympics of ancient Greece, and beyond. But more than that, the XWF is a family. When family members fall on hard times, you support them; unlike professional wresting promotions of old, guys with trouble don't just get kicked to the kerb. The XWF helped me in my time of trouble, and for that, I thank Mr Flair, the medical team, and everyone involved."Brass's tone lowered slightly, and his face became more serious."But sometimes in families, someone starts causing trouble. You know it, they know it, everyone knows it, but nobody does anything because they don't want to upset the balance. Sometimes, it goes on for years... Until somebody steps up and tackles the Elephant in the Room."
>>310984222/3"There's one man at the top who's a cancer in this company. A mad who thinks nothing of lying and cheating his way to the top. That man in the man who stole my Omega Title from me, Bomber Lord."Brass leaned forward across the table, barely disguising the anger in his voice"Yes, that's right, I'm accusing the Omega champion of being a dirty, cheating, worthless coward. He never defends that title, he barely even fights; He's not worthy of it."Bomber, you thought you could take me out of the game for good. Well, it's too bad for you that I'm too damn stubborn to stay down. You couldn't beat me fairly before, and now I'm back, better than ever.I know what kind of a coward you are, though; I know you'd never willingly face me. So right here, right now, I'm forcing your hand. Under Section 49a, paragraph c(II) of the XWF bye laws" Brass holds up his title belt "I'm officially surrendering my Gold Division title for a shot at your Omega belt."
Rolled 7, 10, 4, 8, 8, 1, 3, 10, 10, 8, 2, 8, 9 = 88>>310984513/3he attending audience are stunned into silence. Nobody has used the cash-in clause for years. Brass grabs the microphone from the table. and stands up."That's an official challenge. Regulations say you've got 24 hours to respond. Are you going to man up and face me? Because it's payback time. I'm going to leave you bruised, broken, and battered. Not just for me, but for the roster, the company, and every... single... one..." he punctuates his statements by pointing a finger at the audience and the cameras "of the XWF fans out there who deserve a REAL champion.""Ned, handle the formalities, please." Brass drops the belt on the table in front of Ned "I've got training to do". He storms off stage."So...." Ned turns to the still-shocked crowd "Any questions?"OOC: Ned will field the questions mostly with non-answers, while building hype for the fight. Rolling for Diplomacy
>>31098478Nuoh god, so much hype.
>>31098642That's the plan. Ned has his Incognito going, so everybody will remember Brass' promo, despite the fact that Ned is the one actually running the hype machine.
>>31098478>mostly with non-answers,Man, that makes it seem like a standard government press release anywhereAmi goes "yaaay!" in the hotel room as she watches the conference.Ami: "We have to go back, now!" -she is dressed in her normal street clothes (the cold doesnt bothers her at all, after all). Jeans with a leg full of little cuts while the other is spotless, sneakers and a tight t-shirt with a short fluffy jacket and mittens as her only concession to the snow outside. Her hair is covered with a wool hat, with just a few bits of it poking out under it here and there.Eldric: "Sure, we'll catch a cab in the evening and go to the airp--" -the young man doesn't gets to finish his sentence as the redhead picks him up over her head and darts out of the roomAmi: "I meant now!"Eldric: "Ami! Ami calm down, we need to pack our bags, and there's no cabs this early anyway... Ami!"Meanwhile, Samuel cuddles with Stella as they both enjoy a hot chocolate cup, sitting on the couch of the skii shelter and watching the conference on the holo there.Stella: "Was that Ami?" -as the kids run pastPython: "Yup. But it's okay, there's no cars at this hour."Stella: "Well, it was nice while it lasted. I guess we need to go back this evening, too"Python: "Sure, but we still have... -checks his clock- at least 4 hours. Want to go up to the bedroom, or want to slide down the hill a last time?"Stella: "I want to say bedroom, I really do, but I don't know if I'll ever get to see snow in my life again."Python: "That's fine, love. Let's just finish the chocolat---" -Eldric walks back upstairs, carrying Ami- "...uhmm. At last he's getting bossy, uh?"Stella: "Good for him."Python: -looks down at the ebony beauty and kisses her softly- "Maybe I should get bossy too"Stella: "It would work, but that's so not you."Python: "Yup." -finishes his chocolate- "C'mon, lets go slide down the hill a last time. It's not like it'll take that long."Stella: "Aye aye"
>>31098763I didn't want to risk any aspect of Operation Drop The Bomber being accidentally confirmed to a clever reporter. No specifics on how we think BL might have cheated, for example>Implying Ned couldn't make a government press release sound totally awesome if he wanted
>>31098763Unsurprisingly Python and Stella seem like a cute, fairly mellow couple.
>>31098959Well, Python has his Qi Meng Zen going on, so if he was mellow before, he should be properly chilled now.
>>31098959>>31099105That reminds me, anyone wants to roll 12d10 to see if he lost a taint point meanwhile? need 3 successes
Rolled 9, 8, 1, 5, 8, 5, 4, 10, 1, 3, 9, 6 = 69>>31099173Sure.
>>31099189Alright, that means he loses his extra 2 arms as an aberration and keeps them as a body mod, instead, so now he can turn them on/off even in nova mode and even when on they dont give him a social penalty. He was really relaxed on this trip, eh? Stella must be awesome in bedAlright let's see.. it's about ending time, so anything else you guys would like to do before ending for today?
>>31099320It's Sunday right? I'd suggest sneaking Lyann out for a nice dinner (assuming Ned can cook) at our place, but that might just be my Lyann bias.
>>31099378monday, but that does sound doable anyway. It also seems like I would like to type something for it and would need to think it it, so I'll think it overnight and post it tomorrow.I'll archive the thread now. Take care guys
>>31099320Bugger, looks like the LA philharmonic doesn't have private boxes. There goes that special date night idea.>>31099463Fair enough, take it easy King.