PREVIOUS EPISODES: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ghost+BustersLAST EPISODE: You bathed in whipped cream, at stale shumai, made into a hot dog, and had your ass set on fire. Basically your typical Japanese Game Show.****It's a rather calm day after the insanity of last night. You and your partners sit around the breakfast table, eating cereal, reading the paper, writing notes, and other dull morning rituals. Yurei's got her Chyme hooked into the old factory's PA and has Bolero playing softly.There's an THUNK sound. Which means that Sachiko, the Miko from across the street, has woken up and has sent her usual morning greeting of shooting an arrow at your door."Anything on the table for today?" You ask."There's that job the rabbit girl's friend, the Rokuro Kubi, wanted us to do." Sato says. "We could use the money." Akria makes a disgusted sounding grunt. "Helping yokai...we still have two dangerous ghosts to take out. The Aspects of Oiwa."THUNK."Yeah, charge right into a crazy deadly ghost with no plan, and no equipment. Brilliant idea." Star says.THUNK. "Also, I think Sachiko's going to stop aiming to miss if we don't get her 'houseguest' out of her temple." Star says. "We still have to find the Gentleman's Club.""We've got a matchbook, a nicotine gum wrapper, and a PKE Signature." Sato says. "It's not much to go on, even with our Cursed Laptop. We'd have to be out there, searching and scanning.""Not to mention whatever crazy stuff is going to happen tonight." You say. "That's gonna be fun.""Where's Sana?" Sato asks, looking at the clock."Said she had an early audition today." Akira says. "She'll be in later.""So...what're we doing today?"> Let's do the Yokai's job> We should take out an Aspect of Oiwa> The Gentlemen's Club is our highest priority.> We should go support Sana> Other
>>31104958> The Gentlemen's Club is our highest priority.Let's help our tsundere friend out.
Club of Gentlemen.Few things are worse than the living abusing the powers of the dead.At least ghosts have rules.
>>31104958> The Gentlemen's Club is our highest priority.I like the choice where we don't end up shot with arrows.
>>31105187>>31105362THUNK.You point at the door. "We need to take care of that. Gentlemen's Club.""You think that it's going to STOP just because we do this?" Akira said. "She did that before this craziness started up.""True, but I guess it can't hurt to get on her good side." Sato says. "So...we've got three leads, the Cursed Laptop, the evidence we got at the night club, and the PKE Signature. No reason we can't tackle them all at once. Which one you want Daisuke?"> Laptop> Evidence> PKE Signature> Other
>>31105496>Laptop We should also see if Sachiko's interested in joining us. It can't hurt to show her that we actually do things.
>>31105496Can you give a refresher for what the evidence and signature are?
>>31105813> Cursed LaptopOne of the members of the Club is being compelled to type endlessly. You have a laptop that shows you what they're typing.> EvidenceYou found an old matchbook and a prescription strength nicotine gum wrapper at the nightclub> PKE SignalThanks to all the stuff you've gathered, you can identify the PKE Energy that is generated when the Gentleman's Club does their juju.
>>31105997As I recall the laptop had addresses and details typed into it. It could help us find a location for the club. Definitely should invite Sachiko though.
>>31105997I'll say the evidence then.Let's be hardboiled detectives.
>>311059972 for laptop, 1 for evidence.Any more votes?
>>31106427Sure, I'll vote for laptop too.
>>31106427Laptop sounds good. Go with that please
>>31106525"I'll take the laptop," You say. "And I'll send a text to Sachiko, inviting her to help. Show her that we're not just sitting on our asses.""It's your perforated liver." Akira says.You get onto the laptop after sending a pleasant sounding text. At least you hope so.Anyway, time to sort through the crazy and see if there's anything else you can pull out of this.> Roll 1d20
Rolled 4>>31106591Lets see if we can find the address again, or at least some other identifying information.
>>31106681Well fuck. Maybe I should go back to lurking. >see if there's anything else you can pull out of this.I'm more concerned about something pulling us into this now actually.
Rolled 10>>31106681>>31106683We are so bad at this.
>>31106681Two hours later."So, Daisuke, we're ordering for lunch and we wanna kn-GAHHH!" Sato screams as he rips the laptop out from your hands. "DUDE!"Your fingers are numb and still twitching, your face is stained with tears from not blinking as you stared at the screen. But you have to get back, you have to record it, record everything, she has to be able to see it, to know that it's happening, the box of socks and stockings needs to be recorded of where it's been and where they're hiding it today, otherwise you won't be able to find them, and it needs to be known that you're so happy that your new home is filled with people that you like, and make sure that the box is within sight of Hachiko, it's a stupid trick but damn if it does work and the other one was just so happy to talk to someone and you're kind of getting sick of the food from Miyagi's but that's just because it repetitious and you know that eating fried food or grilled food all the time isn't good for you andThat's when the water and positive mood slime drench you.You blink and look up. You're standing under the converted chemical emergency shower. You spit out a little slime as you look at the other's concerned faces.Your fingers stop twitching, and you blink."You okay?" Akira asks."Yeah." You say. "I'm okay."They shut off the water/slime."So...what the hell happened?" Star asked."I was just reading through the stuff and then..." You feel your hand start to twitch again. You shake it off. "Ugh, stupid.""No kidding." Akira says. "We gotta slime that thing and trash it. It's too dangerous.""It's one of our best leads." Star says."Daisuke was ten minutes away from crying blood!" Sato says."He was not...five hours more likely."> Trash it.> No, we should keep it.> Other
>>31106942Keep it in an anti-pk container on the off chance we can use it one day without complete and total failure.
>>31107009This sounds reasonable. In the meant time maybe let's take a breather and support Sana?
>>31107288Eh. I'd prefer to try to help out Yumi and Saicho. We've been putting off their business long enough. Maybe we can try another lead? One less likely to drive us mad.
>>31107368>Yumi and SaichoI mean Yumi and Sachiko
>>31107368>>31107445Agreed, considering we sent that message to Sachiko to prove to her that we're doing something, it would look pretty bad if we promptly gave up and moved on to something else.
>>31107009"Let's lock it up." You say. "Containment.""Okay," Sato says nodding. "Come on, Akira.""Yeah, I'll get a lockbox. YOU don't go near that thing at all." Akira says.Star starts to towel you off. She sighs. "Occupational hazards, huh? Did you get anything useful out of that thing?"> Roll 1d6
Rolled 2>>31107567Here we go!
Rolled 2>>31107567Oh boy
Rolled 2>>31107567big money?
>>31107616"Something about...stockings and Hachiko." You say."That a name?" Star asks."No, as in the Dog. The statue." You say."Huh. Stockings and a Dog...that sounds like the set up to a bad joke." Star says."Or an exciting evening." You say with a grin.Star rolls her eyes and swats you. "Gag me.""That's probably what the stoc-OW!" You stop as Star punches you harder.She smiles at you. "Okay, pervert. Get into a fresh uniform and go.""Where?" You ask."Shibuya." Star says. "To Hachiko's statue."You groan."Yeah, yeah." Star says. "It's your lead. You want back up, or should we continue to work on the other leads?""How about if Sachiko comes along?" You ask."She hates us. You're the only one she seems to tolerate." Star says.> Team field trip.> Eh Star/Sato/Akira can stay here.> It'll be just me and Star/Sato/Akira> I'm in the mood for TsunTsun abuse, Sachiko it is.> I'm good on my own.> Actually, I'm going to pass on this lead.> Other
Rolled 1>>31107774>> I'm in the mood for TsunTsun abuse, Sachiko it is.Hell if things go wrong, at least she might cut us a little more slack.
>>31107774> I'm in the mood for TsunTsun abuse, Sachiko it is.
Rolled 6>>31107826If we need three votes I like the sound of this option.>>31107796>>31107774
>>31107774> I'm in the mood for TsunTsun abuse, Sachiko it is.When things get tough, I want to see her magic try to tank whatever comes at us.
>>31107796You get changed, and carefully open the door, then walk across the street and up the stairs to Sachiko's temple.You knock on the gated door once and it flies open. "Tell me that I can have my futon back." She says. "Also tell me that you, or your partners, slipped LSD or some other drugs in my water.""Working on the first one." You say. "In fact, I've got a lead and I thought you'd like to come along."She frowns for a moment, and then shakes her head. "Fine. Yes. If I have to stay here much longer I'm going to kill that woman." She closes the door behind her and walks down the stairs."You're going to go out, dressed in your robes?" You ask. "We're going to Shibuya, you sure you don't want to change?"She glares at you. "There something WRONG about my robes?""No, but...well..." You shrug. "Going around in Miko robes...not exactly...subtle.""And your side of the street is the picture of restraint, is it?" She rolls her eyes. "They're the cleanest clothes I have. It's laundry day.""Didn't you say that before?""Well before I wasn't sharing clothes with a slob!" She snaps and shakes her head as the two of you walk to the train station. "Ugh, I know. I know. I should be a good hostess and she's been through so much...but is it so much to ask that people NOT leave potato chip crumbs on my floor, or complain when I make natto?" She looks at you sharply. "Do YOU like natto?"(cont)
>>31108252You shrug as you arrive at the Reject Zone's empty train station. "Once in a while...kinda." You say. "The smell always kind of-""The smell's one of the best parts!" She snaps as you wait for the train. "Oh, that heavenly aroma, and the sweet, yet salty, taste that just lingers in your mouth for hours..." She gets a dreamy smile and then sighs. "It's the world's most perfect food.""If you say so." You say.Sachiko dumpwhaps you. "Yes it is, now agree with me or be cursed for a thousand years!""Okay okay. It's perfect." You say."Good." She says.You can try and make a little more conversation before the train arrives.> Has Yumi said anything else?> So...how did you become a priestess?> Do you REALLY have to bribe the cops here?> Have you changed your mind about our 'False Hope' destroying the neighborhood?> What was that about LSD earlier?> Other
>>31108278> So...how did you become a priestess?
>>31108278X what was that about LSD earlier?
>>31108278"Yah, perfect for those who like food tainted with the stench of horribleness."> Has Yumi said anything else?Gotta work on our case. like a Noir detective. And we got a dame with us.
CAN YOU PLEASEPUT QUEST IN THE SUBJECT LINESO MY FILTER PICKS IT UPTHANKS
>>31108334Damn, you're right. Mia culpa.
>>31108334No. Stop being a lazy fuck.
>>31108278> So...how did you become a priestess?In before she takes this the wrong way.
>>31108404>be proactive about something I disagree with by taking time to set filters and come into thread to ask for some courtesyHow is it lazy, exactly?
>>31108278I'm >>31108306 I think I'll switch to the LSD question. Seems pertinent
>>31108440If you had courtesy, you wouldn't be shitting up a thread whining about your filter the second you picked up a quest.
>>31108278> What was that about LSD earlier?I'd love to ask the other questions too but the LSD one seems the most critical.
>>31108481I made one post asking the OP to use the word quest next time. Any comment that doesn't suck your cock and agree with your tastes isn't automatically shitposting.You're lucky I'm using a filter rather than bitching about the existence of quest threads in the first place.I'm so sorry not everyone wants to see you guys pretend to be Japanese Ghostbusters on the wrong board. But please, as I asked, have the courtesy to acknowledge it
>>31108278Tell her about last night, maybe brag a little about how we succeeded where traditional methods failed.Also may have helped at least three ghosts move on?
Rolled 1Come on everyone. Lets not derail the quest with arguing. OP usually puts quest in the subject line and even acknowledged he should have in >>31108368. There's no need to get into a fight over this.
>>31108637>There's no need to get into a fight over this.Them's fightin' words.I vote asking about the LSD comment.
>>31108278I'm for> What was that about LSD earlier? but can we ask more than one question?
>>31108692We likely will be able to if we keep the conversation moving not terribly.
>>31108427>>31108306"So...how did you become a priestess?" You ask."I failed at being a ballerina." She says, scowling.There's a pause and she looks at you and sighs. "It's...actually true. My mom's a Prima Ballerina, so was my grandmother, and my father's grandmother, and my dad was a dancer and...well you get it."You nod. "So...what...was the change?""I got tits and I got tall." She says. "But I could do the Shrine Maiden dances, and I liked them. So this is my glorious second place.""Do you see your folks much?" You ask."They travel with shows and companies." Sachiko says. "So they come back for Holidays, and I see them and my siblings but..." She shrugs."Do you LIKE your work here?" You ask."I used to." She says. "Then it became less about being a miko, and more about taking care of the refugees, hikikomori, LGBTs, and the neighborhood in general. It was exciting at first, and then it became a burden, and then I failed, so now..." She gestures to the shoddy, graffiti covered, slightly nasty smelling station. "My glorious second place."The train arrives and you both squeeze your way onto it.A lot of people give Sachiko strange looks (and you're damn sure you see more than a few people turn away with their hands on or in their pants.) but she's nothing compared to a kitted out ghostbuster. So you two aren't bothered.You arrive at Shibuya and get off."Okay," Sachiko says. "Now what?"> Start PKE scanning as you got to Hachi and be very obvious> Try to casually walk up to Hachi's statue and be less obvious> Get some food> Other
>>31108741> Try to casually walk up to Hachi's statue and be less obviousMaybe talk to Sachiko a little more while we're at it.> and make sure that the box is within sight of HachikoWe should also keep our eyes out for a box.
I'm >>31108802>It was exciting at first, and then it became a burden, and then I failed, so now...We should cheer up Sachiko a little too. Something like "You didn't fail. You didn't succeed as well as you wanted... but you didn't fail. You helped make life more bearable for many people in the area, and with what you're doing buying off the police it looks like you still are. Even if you feel like you didn't do well, I'm sure there's plenty of others in the area who are indebted to your actions."
>>31108802"We're heading to see Hachiko." You say."The statue?" She asks. "Why?""You'll see when we get there." You say."Oo-kay." She says."So," You ask as the two of you, probably one of the stranger pairs (even for Shibuya) walk along the sidewalk. "What was that LSD thing you talked about earlier?""Yeah," She says. "I'm...I've...I've been seeing things. Weird stuff. Like shadows that move, or I swear that some mushrooms have eyes, and when I do the traditional dances my head gets all swim my and I see flecks of light behind my eyes..." She shakes her head. "I dunno. You see all that crap about mikos having 'special' powers and crap, and it's all bullshit...but..." She rubs her arms. "Look it creeps me out just talking about it.""Dr. Spengler says that normal people can see ghosts if they train their minds to it." You say. "I've been seeing weird stuff daily now. Just last night I was on a game show hosted and run by the dead.""Sure," Sachiko says. "And in a week, I'll be talking to the Kami that reside in the fire hydrant that's on the corner.""Don't laugh." You say with seriousness. "You really pay off the police?"Sachiko shrugs. "I make a regular donation to their 'Widows and Orphans' fund as it's called. In return, the response time for emergency services went from an hour to something approaching normal times.""They really hate the Reject Zone that much?" You ask."More like they don't care." Sachiko says. "No one cares.""You cared. You tried, which is a lot more than others can say." You say.She shrugs a 'whatever/who cares/It doesn't matter' shrug.You arrive at the statue of the faithful dog."Okay, we're here." Sachiko says. "Now what?"> Search the old fashioned way> PKE Meter> Ask Sachiko to do a Ritual Dance> Other
>>31109186>Search the old fashioned wayLook for a box or something nearby.If that fails then go to:> PKE Meter
>>31109186Manual searchFollowed by PKE sweep
Damn, just arrived.Anyone care to tell an anon what we're up to today?
>>31109243We're trying to help out the tsundere miko's friend and are following a lead we found on the haunted laptop we recovered. Right now we're heading towards the statue of Hachiko with Sachiko and are making small talk.
>>31109220>>31109213"We're looking for a box, or something weird." You say."Well, I found something weird." She says, pointing at you."Ha. Ha." You say, but you smile because she's smiling. "But seriously, we're looking for a box.""Okay, okay." She starts to look around.> Roll 1d20+3
>>31109186Manual search, followed by a few pictures (hey maybe we get lucky) then PKE reading. Ritual dance is the last resort. We don't want Sachiko to embarrass herself for us. I mean we do that so good already
Rolled 13 + 3>>31109359Oooga booga booga
Rolled 20 + 3>>31109359Rolling
Rolled 15 + 3>>31109359Come on not 4.
Unrelated to the current action, but I have a bit of a postulation on one way we can "get back Oiwa's face" in the longrun.In olden days, the spread of legend, and thus the perceptions of men, were limited by slow word of mouth or at best by pen and ink.Not so these days, printing presses can churn out books by the ton, electric signals send sound and films in of moments to millions . Thus it is that the media will play a vital role in “restoring Oiwa's face”The Media IS the most powerful psychic tool in existence.We'll need to take the old legend, and turn it on it's head.We will have to find a suitable writer(s) to develop a story where Oiwa is the protagonist of the story, the real moral victor. Something to appeal to the modern Japanese audience. It doesn't have to be a book, could be a manga or whatever. It'd be preferable to make it movie adaptable. It will have to be a complete and compelling story wherein she retains her beauty as the true moral victor of the plot.A high order I understand.If possible, the development of film and merchandise based on the book. It is true that Oiwa would slay her actors, but perhaps Yurei could fill in this role.Not only would she have a potential defense against the usual curse, but if we make her and her fans believe she is the “Oiwa the Beautiful” through “public displays” it could a chain reaction. And she has the benefit of not dying. Call it hologram technology or whatever, she just shows up to her fans acting as “Oiwa the Beautiful” and peoples perceptions will change.If possible other forms of media could help such as a Pop bands.If Twilight could make vampires into sparkely buff guys, and Harry Potter turn the black art of sorcery into relatable Teenage heroes, and Wicked novel turn the Witch of the West into a pretty protagonist, we can turn Oiwa into a beuty she truly was and “return her face.”
Rolled 17 + 3>>31109359Let's go!
Rolled 6 + 3>>31109405Dayum son.
>>31109414We need to get Miyazaki to do it.Also for starters, we could just market Oiwa as wearing an eyepatch of some kind.Then she becomes cool instead of creepy.
>>31109405You and Sachiko start by leaning next to Hachiko and look at what the loyal pup's gazing at. It's the train station entrance, yes...but you both see it at the same time.There's a utility pole, and it's got a plastic box attached to it. It's got all the stickers and warnings that say that there's something complicated and electrical inside it.But it's the wrong shade of yellow.There's another box within eyesight, and it's a different shad of yellow, and not just 'faded from being out in the sun for so long' but there's a different tint to it. Along there's more and more differences to it as the two of you approach it. "Now that is clever. This is some spy-game stuff." Sachiko says.It's a bit off the ground, so you drag over a trash can and stand on it. Yup, the whole thing is fake. It's not connected to anything, and all that's holding it to the pole is a plastic band, one that melts easily due to a little applied protonic energy blast.You jump down with the fake electrical box."Think we'll get in trouble for this?" Sachiko says looking around."Probably, but not by the city. It's fake." You say as you pop open the container."Well...that's...disappointing." Sachiko says as you both see what's inside the box.Socks. There's five socks and three stockings. None of them are matching pairs.(cont)
>>31109706"Well, this is certainly a new level of crazy." Sachiko says as she holds up one of the stockings. "Who hides a box filled with mismatched socks and stockings?"You shrug. "So weird, there are cheap ones, nice silk ones, and these..." She holds up one long stocking, it has a dragon embroidered into it and looks to be made of silk. "Yeah, this is a designer premium, imported silk, brand name stitched here...these cost 3000 yen, easy.""3000 yen for a pair of stockings? And how do you know so much about them?" You ask.Sachiko goes red. "I like nice things. Anyway, it's worthless without it's partner. So...what are we doing with these things?"> Taking them home with us.> Scanning them with the PKE meter.> Burning them before they can cause more trouble.> Other
>>31109727Skan with PKE meter
>>31109727>Scan with PKE>Place in Ghostbuster TM ecto-containment evidence bag and bring home as evidenceWe're ghostbusters aren't we? Protocol is protocol.
Rolled 5 + 3>>31109727> Scanning them with the PKE meter.Then deciding whether or not to bring them back or to leave them here and watch the site to see who comes to drop off things.
>>31109727>Scanning them with the PKE meter.
>>31109768>>31109773>>31109774You take out your PKE meter and scan them."What's that thing do?" Sachiko asks."It beeps when there's weird stuff." You say.This IS weird, you're not getting a Blue (Artifact) signature off of the socks. You're getting a faint red signal, (Possibly/Probably-Hostile PKE Entity) but...they're socks. They're not living socks, not sentient socks, not creatures that were turned into socks...just socks.And some really expensive stockings.But you're getting a faint ping, at some point, these things were exposed to PKE energy. But what?And why is this a collection of single socks? Wouldn't having a pair give you a stronger PKE boost?You close up the box, spray a little positive mood slime on it, to make sure that there's no PKE leakage, and duct tape it shut. (A good ghostbuster ALWAYS brings duct tape with them. Hard experience has made that mandatory in the manual.)"Okay, so...that it?" Sachiko asks. "We were successful in our quest for the Secret Box Of Mis-matched Socks and now we go home?""Maybe?" You say."You. Are all. Insane." Sachiko says.> No arguments here, let's go home.> Let's have some food first before we go.> Wanna do something fun before we go? Arcade? Movie? Karaoke?> Other
>>31109930>spray a little positive mood slime on itGoddamit Daisuke you don't contaminate the sample!It's bag first, then slime, then another bag!(Why haven't we developed a bag with slime within the lining yet is beyond me)Well, he's right about the duct tape as least.
>>31109969You didn't spray the socks, just the plastic box. The box is just a box.
>>31109930>OtherLook for a fast food place called Miyagi's. Someplace that does tempura or some kind of fried/grilled food.It's another lead.
>>31109930> Wanna do something fun before we go? Arcade? Movie? Karaoke?What could go wrong?
>>31110000Well, the box could be a sample too. . .you never know! heh>>31109930>>31110023Yeah, food'd be good.Maybe we can eat without getting attacked by the dishware and cutlery again.
>>31110023Miyagi's is the cafe that's in the Reject Zone. It's where you were attacked by the Seto Taisho. That part of your ramblings was from your own mind, not the other guy's.
>>31109930> Let's have some food first before we go.Since we're here ask for any decent food recommendations from Schiko
>>31109930>"You. Are all. Insane." Sachiko says.I love Sachiko, she's like the straight man to the insane world of the ghostbusters.
>>31109930No arguments here. Take sample to base and promise food after
>>31110058>>31110028>>31110023"You wanna get some food before we go back?" You ask."Your treat?" She asks."Dutch?" You say. "Money's been kinda tight. We have a lot of expenses." You say. (You also have a lot of fines from P-COC as well.)"You're lucky you're cute." She says. "Fine, Kuru kuru sushi.""Sounds great." You say.In a few moments you've found a place that looks pretty good. You make the waitress blink and she keeps looking around, waiting to see if a camera crew is going to show up."A ghostbuster and a mike walk into a fast food sushi place at sunset," Sachiko says. "I'm sure the pun chine has something to do with the conveyer belt." She helps herself to two plates off the belt.You grab two that look good as well.You two are just starting to tuck into the semi-decent sushi when you're interrupted by a new quest.A Chinese woman has walked up to your table. She's dressed in a heavy black tench coat, and has an expensive looking hat and large sunglasses."Hello." She says, she's a little nervous, she keeps bouncing on her heels. "Look, this isn't a shakedown or a threat or anything, but I REALLY need my stocking back.""Excuse me?" Sachiko says."Yeah, I don't have time for a run around. You got it away from those assholes, and all I want to do is to get out of your damn country, okay? So give me my stocking back, and everyone's happy. I'll pay you for it. Okay?""Do insane people normally come up to you like this?" Sachiko asks you."More often now than before." You say.You turn to the Chinese woman.> Who are you?> What are you?> What's so damn important about the stocking?> Why the rush?> Other
>>31110317>> OtherAll of the above really. Offer her to sit down, and ask her to tell us her story. Tell her you've gotten an unusual PKE reading from it and are worried something might have been done to it due to the 100 Days of Night and Oiwa and shit. See if we can get her to talk.
>>31110317> What's so damn important about the stocking?
>>31110368Ding. Going with this.
>>31110317I see you are desperate and I am inclined to believe you, but frankly our line of business has taught us not to go into deals hastily (that is a fat lie)To save both of us time if the issue is so important, why don't you state in simple points1. Who AND what you are2. Why are these stockings so important3. What is the rush4. And what is your price
>>31110368>>31110377>>31110378I'm throwing my vote in behind these three.
>>31110368I like this. Sit down. Take a load off. Eat and talk.
>>31110390>Eat and talk.Maybe not Eat. Money is tight.
>>31110317"...Are you a vampire?"
>>31110419Vampires eh?We ever run up to those we better charge up our Meson Colider and Overload pulse.Those things were designed by Egon himself to target the more corporeal supernatural, like Zombies, Vampires, Werewolves, ect.
>>31110419Shit yeah, let's be crazy and make assumptions. Also lie your ass off about procedure and how unknown and possibly dangerous the stockings are. Either way we can get her to talk.
>>31110368"Uhh, look, how about you take a seat and have something to eat. Then we can talk." You say.She throws her head back and groans. "Okay, first, I don't eat dead fish." She says. "Secondly, we don't have that much time to kill before the fucking clowns show up, be it my people or your people...or the people your people are stealing from, look whatever! I don't WANT to talk, I WANT my stocking, and I WANT to be on the first night flight to Berlin, and I WANT this conversation to be over!" She groans and takes off her sunglasses and looks at the both of you."You two WANT to give me my stocking back...right? I'll pay you for it, so it'd make you feel SO good to give it back...so you WANT to right?"You feel....you feel...> Roll 1d20
Rolled 3>>31110615Don't make eye contact!
Rolled 3>>31110615shit, spritz some happy slime in her face
Rolled 14>>31110615oh shi-
>>31110615Yep. Totally a vampire.
Rolled 6>>31110667>>31110663Guess we best hope Sachiko stands up and slaps a bitch
>>31110663>Don't make eye contact!Good thing we wised up and bring our Ectogoggles wherever we go.
>>31110676You know what she...it...whatever is doing. You are trying to fight off the thrall, and you're doing a rather decent job of it. You aren't just handing her the stocking over, but it's taking a LOT of focus and willpower, so you're just sitting there looking constipated.Sachiko looks at you, to the woman, and then back to you. "Okay...what is going on? Is this a weird thing?"You feel the woman crank up the power of her Thrall, but you hold strong."You going to eat your tuna? Say something if you want to keep it." Sachiko says.You feel something wet drip out of one of your nostrils. "Thank you!" She says. She eats your tuna. Then she turns to the woman. "Hey...you...uhh...okay, so this is weird." She takes a chopstick and folds a napkin, then she puts the napkin on the chopstick, making an impromptu shide."When in weird, do as the weirdos do." She waves it at the woman. "Hey, stop it. The kamis say knock it off."The woman's thrall stops. Abruptly, and she blinks rubbing her eyes. "How the fuck did you do that, and how the fuck did you resist so well?"That's when she actually realizes what you two are wearing. "Oh...fuck. Uhh...sorry?"> Okay, NOW you get to sit down and talk.> NOW you're going to get your ass kicked.> NOW you're going to leave.> Other
>>31110902Did she just eat your nose bleeded on sushi? SHE bloody did! OK, she's gonna pay. Pay for your meals > Okay, NOW you get to sit down and talk.
Rolled 3>>31110902> Okay, NOW you get to sit down and talk.And any more shenanigans gets a shot of happy slime to the face. you say as you rest the sprayer on the table, finger on the trigger
>>31110902>Okay, NOW you get to sit down and talk.>Or I can enjoy testing out which of my fun weapons will do the worst things to you.>Boson dart, I bet.
>>31110948Seconding. Also thank Sachiko for her assistance.
>>31110902> NOW you're going to get your ass kicked.Do the Ghostbusters look like a couple a doormats to you?
>>31110902>> Okay, NOW you get to sit down and talk.
>>31110960Only one Ghostbuster. Sachiko isn't one of us... yet.
>>31110987Sachiko is best waifu, though
>>31110902>"When in weird, do as the weirdos do." She waves it at the woman. "Hey, stop it. The kamis say knock it off."God dammit, I actively fell off my seat laughing at that.
>>31110902> Okay, NOW you get to sit down and talk.No more bullshit or you get a free prolapse.
>>31110902Fucking telepathy.Is it still too late for us to wear hats lined with tinfoil?
>>31111067It wouldn't be a bad idea to carry some around, we do have duct-tape.Alternatively we need to learn how to stylize our hair with little dabs of positive slime.
>>31111126That reminds me I wasn't here for it but if Sachiko's friend is still having issues opening up about her ghost visions we should get her some nice charged Positive slime and music to get her to relax.Actually after this we should probably give like a jar of the stuff to Sachiko. Tell her friend if she's not feeling well to play some feel good music and rub her hands with the stuff and think happy thoughts.It's 100% proven to be theraputic!
>>31110902> Okay, NOW you get to sit down and talk."You know, with all that time you wasted trying to do...whatever it was to me, you could've probably given us the entire spiel, and possibly been on your way with the socks. Whatever, let's talk.
>>31110948"Okay, NOW you get to sit down and talk to us." You say. "Also you're paying.""Oh, am I?"You put the proton wand on the table with a thud. "Yeah. You are." You say as you grab some napkins to clean up your nosebleed. "Thanks for the help Sachiko.""Sure, she's pays right? Then takoyaki for me!"She grabs a plate."Sake." The woman says to a waitress. "Just bring the bottle.""Yes." The woman says in a little haze."Okay," You say as you get another plate of tuna. "Who are you, what are you, and what's so damn important about the stocking and why the rush?""Kai, vampire...sorta, it's mine and it's binding me here, and my fellow sorta-vampires or those half-ass sorcerers who trapped us here in the first place are probably on the hunt for their socks. Both of them hate my guts, and I want to be gone." The woman says. "Happy?""How can you be a sorta-vampire?" Sachiko asks. "Also, exactly what drugs aren't you taking?""I'm an eastern vampire, hemovore, demon of the night, impure soul, child of the Yama Kings, Kuei-Jin, Chin-Mei, take your pick of names, I don't care.""I don't know what any of those are." Sachiko says."Is she REALLY with you?" Kali asks you. "I thought you ghostbusters were badasses with encyclopedic knowledge and shit.""She's just a friend." You say. "How much time do we have before your friends show up?"She puts he shades back on and looks out at the window. "Sunset's happening right now, give it a half an hour after it sets so...an hour.""Why're socks so important?" Sachiko asks."I don't know! They just are, and in my case they're 3000 yen!" Kali says.> Tell us what you know about your 'associate' vampires> Tell us what you know about the Gentleman's Club> Tell us more about yourself.> Okay, let's get out of here.> Other
>>31111126I wonder if we can use it like Hair Gel.
>>31111300>> Okay, let's get out of here.Have her come with us back to the station. We really don't want them to have put any sort of curse on those socks, but I don't want to be around for a vampire fight without backup.
>>31111300> Okay, let's get out of here.You first Miss Hemovore, no funny business and we'll see if we can't salve this amicably.
>>31111300>> Okay, let's get out of here.We can question her back at HQ right? If not we should go with the other questions right now.
>>31111284>after this we should probably give like a jar of the stuff to Sachiko. Tell her friend if she's not feeling well to play some feel good music and rub her hands with the stuff and think happy thoughts.that's actually a good idea.
>>31111427She could also use some herself. She is getting visions of ghosts of late.
>>31111354I vote this also be a thing. Also that we get the vampire to follow us to the station for questioning. Should probably also radio/phone ahead and explain what we can
>>31111445Heh, you'd think she'd have some effective dream catchers or something.
>>31111427this ^ meant to reply to this one v>>31111466
>>31111354>>31111388>>31111416"Okay," You say. "Let's get out of here.""Great! So I'll just..." She stops when she sees your face. "Fuck, thrall a guy a little and he holds a grudge." She grabs the bottle of Sake and drinks it all in one long drink.Sachiko's eyebrows go up. "Okay." She says. "Now I'm impressed.""You're lucky you're cute." Kali says. "Okay, where are we going?""Back to the train station." You say. "You lead the way Miss Hemovore. No funny stuff.""It's fine." She says. "You have to GIVE me my stocking back anyway. I can't exactly just snatch it."She shakes her head as you pass Hachiko's statue. "They had it guarded by a fucking dog STATUE?" She goes into a long blue streak of swearing. Then she pauses and sighs. "Okay...not going to get mad. Just going to get gone.""Why Berlin?" Sachiko asks as you wait for the train. The station's plenty crowded, it is Shibuya."Huh?""You said you wanted to go to Berlin. Why there?" Sachiko asks."Beijing's full of smog, america's a war zone, and I hear that the nightlife's kind of fun." Kali says. "Plus I've never seen a dragon.""Dragons...in Berlin." Sachiko nods. "Of course. Why not."You are on the phone with home, telling them about what's happened."Okay. We'll be waiting for you at the station." Akira says. "Keep the bloodsucker in your sight at all times, and don't believe a word that comes out of her filthy mouth!""So, we're going back to your clubhouse. Home field advantage, safety in numbers, I get that." Kali says to you. "What I want to REALLY know is what the fuck do I have to do to get my stocking back?"> Information> Money> Service> Ask politely> Other
>>31111667Information and a "magic word."
>>31111667> InformationAbout the Gentlemen's Club, the 'associate' vampires, and herself in general. Also see if she might be interested in purchasing a protection plan from us.
>>31111667>Information (Gentlemen's Club, if possible)>And a little bit of good manners can't hurt
>>31111692"Information, mostly about the sorcerers that bound you here." You say. "That and a 'magic word' of course."Kali looks at you. "I'm going back to talk to the faithless miko.""Look we aren't looking for a showdown or anything," You say. "If these friends of yours are so bad, maybe you should tell us about them too.""Okay, I'll tell you anything you want about those assholes that fucked me over, but I'm not gonna sell out my own kind." Kali says. "I don't like them, and they don't like me, but they're still my countrymen and my kin. I'm not helping you dust them."She goes back to talk to Sachiko."So how DID you manage to lose a stocking?" She asks.Kali buries her face in her hands and groans.The train should be arriving in a few minutes.> Roll 1d20 for spot check
Rolled 14>>31111930Time for spooky?
Rolled 19>>31111930We're ready!
Rolled 4>>31111930Let's see what turns up.
>>31111930We should try and get a PKE reading off her. Might help us find/track the others.
>>31112040Wait, what?! Aw, shit!
>>31112040I was afraid this would happen.
>>31112016There's a schoolgirl that's standing on the edge of the platform. Dangerously close. Of course, the fact that no one else can see her, her shirt's covered in blood, and her legs vanish past the knees make you worry slightly less. She's not the only ghost you spot standing like that. (One day you and the others need to do a full sweep of all of the train stations.)She IS however, the only one that's crying because she's being groped.There's a black shadow standing behind her, humanoid in shape, and you see one hand slipped under her shirt and the other is riding up her skirt in the back. "You see her too?" Kali asks when she sees your face."Doesn't that piss you off?" You ask.She shrugs. "It's not like she's alive. Stupid little girl too full of herself to just deal with life's shit. So now she's trapped here getting felt up by perv sorcerers. You always end up making your own Hell.""What ARE you two talking about?" Sachiko winces at the sight you two are looking at. "The blurs?""So, that's one of the Gentlemen's Club?" You ask."Yup." Kali says. "Sweet little deal, all the underage ghost tail you can want. She'll never get older, she'll never say no, and it's all legal." She looks at you and smirks. "He's here you know. You can only see a bit of it, better than Faithless here, but I can see the threads. He must be here to check out the sock drawer, and decided to have a little...stress relief first." She shrugs. "We can show him what the cost of mixing business and pleasure is."Give me back my stocking, and I'll sniff him out and grab him for you." Kali says. "He can probably tell you a LOT more than I can. Sound good?"
>>31112024It sounds so very very reasonable. Yes it does.No way that this is a trick. No...there's no chance at all. Kali is a decent person...for a vampire...kinda. She's not making you see what you want to see. She's not playing you for a chump.Anyway all she wants to do is to get away from this place. She doesn't care about you. She'll help the poor innocent ghost girl. Just like you should.Yes. Trust Kali.Trust Kali.> Yes.> Sure.> You have a Deal.> Other (Roll 1d20)
Rolled 15>>31112246Rolling in a futile attempt to redeem myself!
>>31112222Accept her deal. Try and get a covert scan of her.Getting late for me so id like to thank you quest guy. Really great writing and thanks for the work.
>>31112257Oh, and I guess I'm rolling to get a hold of myself. Or something like that.
Rolled 9>>31112246Do I even need to say it?> Other (Roll 1d20)
>>31112222>"Yup." Kali says. "Sweet little deal, all the underage ghost tail you can want. She'll never get older, she'll never say no, and it's all legal." She looks at you and smirks. "He's here you know. You can only see a bit of it, better than Faithless here, but I can see the threads. He must be here to check out the sock drawer, and decided to have a little...stress relief first." Hmm not bad job benefitsI wonder if we can figure out how to allow for physical interaction with Yurei. You know. . .for high fives and stuff
>>31112314That is a project we should see about undertaking. Yeah, for high fives!
>>31112246Threaten her with Anal Prolapse.
>>31112417You blink and the girl and the shadow disappear.You spin and look at Kali. She's frowning."Damn." She says through gritted teeth. "That's the third time in my existence that the White Knight trick hasn't worked." She looks at you with lidded eyes. "Oh don't look at me like that. Our positions swapped, you'd do the exact same thing. Anyway, it wasn't like I was planning on HURTING anyone.""Someone wanna clue me in?" Sachiko asks."No big deal Faithless. I tried to trick Hero-Boy here with some illusion, thrall, and suggestion." She sighs. "But no dice. Don't know why so many think you're con artists. You guys are hard core. Personally, I think if my kin, or the western blood suckers had any sense, they'd attack you en mass and not stop or care until you're all dead. You guys are that scary."> Thanks...I think.> Try anything else and you get busted.> Zap her just slightly> Just get on the damn train.> Other
>>31112514>> Just get on the damn train.I am seriously THIS close to covering you in Posi-Slime. THIS CLOSE.
>>31112514> Just get on the damn train.And can lotion up our head with slime? The Telepathy tricks are getting annoying.
>>31112575Seconding. Let's see if a Positive-Slime hair gel will help with the telepathy tricks.
>>31112571Slime would only go so far. She's a corporeal psuedo-living being.A nice rat-a-tat-tat from our Meson Colider would do just fine.Anyway, let's get on this train and get home.
>>31112627It'd give her a more upbeat attitude though. Also, not sure how Kuei-Jin are effected by sunlight, but the Original Ghostbusters were able to disintegrate vampires with a modified particle beam that had the same wavelength as sunlight or something. And I just realized that Egon pretty much developed a way to channel the Ripple through a proton beam.
>>31112647http://ghostbusters.wikia.com/wiki/Composite_Particle_System_(realistic_version)>Almost all of the Ghostbusting Equipment was used or designed for capturing Ghosts. This posed a problem when dealing with the un-dead, demons and other Ecto-Protoplasmic-base hybrids or semi-organic entities of supernatural origins (Vampires, Zombies, etc...), so Egon fashioned a weapon to combat these non-spectral, supernatural, corporeal organisms. >Thus the Composite Particle System was born. The Composite Particle System, or CPS for short, is designed to weaken or 'rekill' these supernatural, corporeal lifeforms with supercharged meson plasma pulses, simple yet effective (all relatively speaking of course).However that is also replicating solar energies via our nuclear reactors strapped to our backs would do just fine too.
>>31112647It's because Egon's awesome like that.
>>31112685He certainly /wasNow he's the GB's 'inside man'All his questions are answered now.
>>31112698You are my favorite person
Rolled 15>>31112514> Thanks...I think.Well have to be more careful around her.
"Just get on the damn train, and you do that crap ONE more time you are getting slimed. Got it?" You say."Sure, sure, sure. Sheesh. Make a big deal over it." Kali says."I just want to say, that you really suck at dates." Sachiko says to you."Yeah. I know." You mutter thinking about the disaster with Star. "Wait...what?!" You say as you realize what Sachiko said."So, do you drink blood?" Sachiko asks Kali."Nah, well I mean I CAN...but it's not my thing. I like siphoning off chi from a person's breath. That's why I like crowds. Yeah, I don't get as juiced up as the others, or the drama queen westerners, but it's enough. A deep tongue kiss, and I'm good for a while.""Does that hurt the person you...suck?" Sachiko asks."Meh, maybe chops a day or two off the end of their lives. I don't go in for the gluttony thing. More room for things like alcohol, sex, and, the ONE nice thing about this place, takoyaki balls that have NO octopus in them at ALL." She grins. "Besides, you go around sucking people dry, it's just a matter of time before Hero-Boy and his ilk show up. But, anyway, tell me about your life Faithless. I'm curious now, your the first miko that i've seen who has actual juice, but I don't see ANY kami hanging off you like the leeches they are.""Well..." Sachiko then tells Kali her story. You've NOD doubt in her mind that Kali's using her thrall a bit to get the full story out of Sachiko.You get out your phone and call home."Okay, we're ready." Sato says. "We've got white and brown rice, poppy seeds, sun flower seeds, and we're all charged and loaded for bear, so to speak. You sure we can trust this woman...creature...vampire...thing?""Not really." You say. "She tried to trick me again. I don't think she has a good grasp on morality, but she's made a connection between causing trouble and an armed response.""So, is she like a 'good' vampire?""Not in the slightest.""Well, is she 'not evil' then?""I dunno." > Roll 1d20 spot check
Rolled 9>>31112793Goddamnit it's slime time now woman.
Rolled 14>>31112793It's sliming time again!
Rolled 17>>31112812Sato what's that!
>>31112832Son of a bitch.Time to sleep.
>>31112832Heeeeere we go again
>>31112833THUMP.What the hell was that?Where exactly was that?THUMPThere it is again!And you still have no idea what it is."What?" Kali asks as you look at her. "Look I haven't done anything. I've been talking to Fai...Sachiko here." She smiles at her. "This 'Reject Zone' of yours sounds really interesting. I mean, Shibuya and Shinjuku are fun...but they can get predicable and boring. I've never seen a place teetering between hope and despair. Sounds neat!""I'm glad our economic and sociological tribulations are a source of enjoyment for you." Sachiko says. She moves away from Kali, and leans next to you. "So, seriously...she's crazy right. She's not a vampire or whatever, right? She's just...weird. Like all the other people who claim to be vampires and get turned on by sucking blood right? She just doesn't...dress like them. Right?"> Yeah, sure Sachiko. You're right.> There are more things in Heaven and Earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Sachiko.> Actually she's an alien.> Other.
>>31112946> Other.That's... that's one theory, sure. By the way did you hear a loud thump a second ago?
"I can't say if she's telling the truth about vampires, but I can say that what o felt and what i saw no amateur pretender could do"A pke scan may or may not help
>>31112946"Can you explain why else there would be a mass sock-stealing campaign, if not to manipulate pseudo-vampires for nefarious purposes?"
>>31113060PKE the area. Hopefully theres multiple sources instead of just one. Or we are going crazy.> Other."Yes Sachiko, whatever you say Sachiko."
>>31113049"It's a theory Sachiko. Sure, and I'm sure it explains the sock-stealing conspiracy, and the freaky stuff she can do with her eyes. However, more importantly, did you hear something a moment ago?" You ask.She shrugs. "I was talking to Kali."You nod, and take out the PKE meter and turn it on.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 10>>31113188Here we go again!
Rolled 20>>31113188Ok, that's cool. That's fine. What do you mean?
Rolled 14>>31113188Sense Ghosts GO!
Rolled 9>>31113224Dice, don't you DARE fuck this up for us!...Oh who am I kidding, I just consigned us to the grave with that.Still, nice roll!
>>31113224There's Sachiko's small green signal, Kali's larger red/green one (It keeps flickering between the two, you bang on the PKE and it still looks to be on the blink.)And then there's the four solid red signals that are coming from above you and two below you.Seems that Kali's associates have caught up to you.You take out your phone and call to warn the others. "Okay, so six?" Star says. "Alright, no problem. Thanks Dai."So the only question is that what do you do in regards to your ambush of the ambushers?Kali> Let her walk out into the ambush> Warn her> Keep her in the train until after the fight.> OtherSachiko> Keep her in the train> Make your first priority to get her clear> Let her continue to use/develop her burgeoning spiritual powers by putting her in the fight.> OtherTactic> Come out like nothing's wrong and be the bait.> Linger in the train until someone pokes their fangs out and then blast them> Come out proton wand out and a shootin'> Other
Rolled 14>>31113359Kali:> Warn herIt is only fair if we expect her to live long enough to help us.Saichiko:> OtherWarn her that something might be coming up and let her choose how to react. Make sure to keep an eye on her to make sure she's safe though.Tactic:> OtherKeep the wand concealed but ready to use in case someone jumps at you and proceed as fast as possible with Kali and Saichiko towards home/to meet up with the rest of the Ghostbusters. Also call them and find out exactly where they are.
>>31113359Kali>Warn her, but in a subtle way that says to go out just enough to flush out the ambushersSachikoI'm tempted to go with the third one, but somehow I get the feeling that'd somehow backfire and possibly get her hurt/get her pissed off at us even more.Tactic...Shit, I got nothin'.
>>31113359Warn both ladies about the ambush. We keep together as 3 on 6 is much better odds than the rest. And if we can get the vampires to delay their ambush until our reinforcements get here, they will be screwed.So Kali>Warn herSachiko>Warn herTactic>Call the rest and tell them which station we will meet them in.
>>31113441"Kali, Sachiko, there's about 6 people clinging to the top and bottom of the train." You say quietly as the train makes its last stop before going to the reject zone."Crap." Kali says."What? How can...we're on a train, you DO know how fast we're going, right?" Sachiko asks."You know, I thought the whole denial phase was cute, now it's just kind of getting tired." Kali says. "What's the plan? Run?""Well...can they hear us?" You ask."Maybe, but the ones that can don't speak Japanese. Plus they still hop. Who DOES that?" She asks bouncing on her heels. She frowns at your look. "It's an instinctual thing, and when I do it it's cute...or when I need to clear a fence fast...look do we have a plan?""We've got an ambush of our own." You say. "At the last stop.""Nice. Told you that you were scary threats to all Otherworldly beings." Kali says.The train comes to a stop. You don't see anyone on the train platform."So, I take it I'm the bait?" Kali says."If you want to be." You say."Great...just great." Kali says. "This is not one of my better days.""Yeah," Sachiko says. "And the tuna was crap as well."DING.The doors open.END EPISODE 11 EPISODE 12: April 3rd, 3-4pm PST
Rolled 2>>31113817Thanks again GhostMaster. Do you have a Twitter that I can follow by any chance?
>>31113817This was a good read to wake up too.
>>31108588>wrong boardIt's the right board you big dumb-dumb.
>>31112698Harold Allen Ramis (November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014)Aww dammit. Fuck you Murray for delaying the next ghostbusters movie for so long.