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 kept our promise to the late harvester Ron, delivering the money we made off of his augs to his family. Afterwards, we went to the mechanic's shop to do a little investigating and fell prey to an ambush. Though we survived, we were heavily injured. Roth, in his guilt from setting us up for the ambush, fixed us up. He pledged his loyalty to us, working to end the harvesters' reign on this city.Three days later.............You sit in the Open Circuit Diner, sipping at your morning coffee. This has become routine for you ever since that accident a few days ago. "You're injured, Talos!" "You need to lay low, Talos!" "Stop pulling peoples' teeth out, Talos!" You've had no choice but to wait for recovery, unable to fight harvesters. With your chest still recovering and your arm still in the shop, you've had a lot of time to think about the harvesters. Them, and that Bassett character who did this to you in the first place. "Here you go! Eggs, bacon, and steak. Just the way you like 'em." Julie says, placing your plate down on the table. You sigh and take a bite as you look out at the partially broken-down mechanic's shop. "Is something wrong? You've seemed kinda depressed lately." Julie notes.>"I'm fine.">"The last few days have been rough.">"Custom."
>>31118698>the last few days have been rough.
>>31118698It's healthy for us to vent. But I don't think this is the right person to confide in. Tell her we're fine.
>>31118698>"I'm fine."No need to go off venting to the first person who asks.
>>31118933If I may point out, she probably watched us wreck the shop. She knows at least a bit of info.
>>31118891>>31118890>>31118812>>31118775>>31118775>>31118933"I'm fine," you insist as you take a gulp of coffee. "You certainly don't sound fine... Or look fine. You've got circles under your eyes. Have you been sleeping enough?" She asks. "I've been getting plenty of sleep." "Then explain the circles." "It's... Eyeliner." "You're really the worst, you know that?" Julie sighs. "I'm just trying to help. You can be really stubborn sometimes. I..." Julie continues speaking, but you're not really listening at this point. You're staring out the window, looking at the rubble of the mechanic's shop and thinking back to that fight. You feel a hand on your shoulder. "Talos, I saw what happened the other day. I know that was you in there. Please, just talk to me. If something's on your mind, say it." She says quietly.>"Forget what you saw; it's not your business.">Confide in Julie>Custom
>>31118996If you confide in her, she's going to get kidnapped by harvesters sooner or later and tortured for info. Tell her to forget it for her own good.
>>31118996"I guess I just feel guilty about leveling his shop."Then let's pay and leave, Jeez Julie mind your own damn business.
>>31119067i'll go with this.
>>31119045Either way, she's probably gonna get kidnapped and tortured. Cause she talked to us in general.
>>31119045>>31119067>>31119087"I guess I just feel guilty about leveling his shop. That's all." You say, setting your coffee down on the table, empty. "Thanks for the breakfast," you say as you drop 30 credits on the table and stand up. "You haven't even touched your food yet... At least-" "Goodbye, Julie." You exit the diner.As you walk through the streets, you overhear conversations. "...heard that he's an insane serial killer from Maryth who keeps his victim's teeth in a necklace." "Really? I heard he's a corrupt police officer who..." You can see the headline of a newspaper in the gutter: "The Dentist Strikes Again -- Local Man Harold Baker Missing". This is what you tried to avoid. You never wanted to be on the radar, but it seems that was unavoidable. At least they're chasing a phantom rather than the real thing. They can concoct their theories about who you are all day long, for all you care. Since they don't know who exactly this "Dentist" really is, any disinformation about you works in your favor. You wonder when your arm will be ready again.As you walk down the nearly empty sidewalk, you feel someone bump into you hard, knocking you aside. You see an augmented man running quickly away. Just as you're about to dismiss him as an asshole and move on, a car whizzes past in the same direction the man went. For a split second, you caught a glimpse of the people in the car; harvesters carrying heavy weaponry. They stop and get out of the car as they catch up to he man, cutting him off and aiming their weapons at him. One of them kicks the man to the ground. A harvester looks up and sees you watching. "What the hell are you looking at? Get the fuck out of here." He yells, aiming his gun at you. You're still injured, but... You want to fight. You can't just sit by and let this happen.>Defend the man>Leave>Custom
>>31119307Let's try intimidating them. Ask them if they've been to see the dentist this year, after all, it is an annual thing.
>>31119358I don't think the harvesters know our face yet. It'd be dumb to let them escape knowing what we look like. We should get a mask or something later.
>>31119406Yeah. We should get a surgical mask to play up the whole Dentist thing.
>>31119434I like this idea. Cause, fuck why not.But, should we fight, or should we puss out?
>>31119406Bassett's seen us.
>>31119457Seriously, so far I'm the only person who's voted, and I got shot down. So what do you guys think we should do?
>>31119307We've got a pistol right? Shoot them all.
>>31119598In the heads. If we can move fast enough, they'll all go down immediately.
>>31119625True. Enhance reflexes and pew pew pew.
WHy don't we pretend to leave, and then after they've thought we left, WAM! Reve-Justice Time!Catch them unawares.
>>31119722I feel like we have an equal element of surprise this way though. They expect us to walk away. They don't expect dental work.
>>31119755Yeah, but right now they're attention is on us, after we pretend to walk away, it won't be.
>>31119722>>31119598Walk away then double back around to start taking them out.
>>31119645>>31119625>>31119598You begin walking away so that the harvesters point their guns away from you. You round the corner and press your back to the wall, prepping your right handgun augment. You instinctively attempt to prepare your left one as well, then remember that you're stuck with Baker's arm until yours is fixed. One gun should be enough anyway. You activate your enhanced reflexes and come out from the corner, firing three quick shots. Your gun augment has been put away before their bodies even hit the ground. You're already out of sight before the remaining harvester can react. You begin positioning yourself for a sneak attack behind him, circling the block as fast as you can run. The last harvester grabs the man he was holding hostage and places the gun against his head. "It's you, isn't it?! They told us about you! You're not getting out of this one!" He yells. "This time you-!" You cut off the man's sentence... And his hand. Your jackknife augment has ripped through the man's mechanical arm. "How did you..." You shove your knife through the back of the man's head, your impromptu rear lobotomy killing him near instantly. He slides off of your blade and hits the ground face first. The man you've saved stares up at you in awe and fear.>Help him off the ground>Depart immidiately
>>31119829>Help him off the ground"Help me load the bodies into the car and we'll get out of here."
>>31119829Help him up.
>>31119829>Tell him h better get out of here before more show upThen let's try and take some augments and skadoodle.
>>31119857Seconding this.We need the weapons, and the ammo, and whatever money is in their wallets.
>>31119857>>31119872>>31119873>>31119879>>31119897>>31119904>>31119988You offer the man your hand. After some hesitation, he takes it. You pull him up onto his feet. "Help me load these bodies into the car and we'll get out of here," you say, grabbing one of the bodies and hoisting it over your shoulder. You open the car door and fling it into the backseat. "What? Why?" The man asks. "You feel like being tried for murder?" "No..." "Me neither. Put the bodies in the car."After all of the bodies are in the car, you decide it's time to get moving. You walk over to the car, and suddenly feel a spike of pain in your chest. You take a moment to press your hand against the car to support yourself as you catch your breath. "What happened? Were you shot back there?" Your new companion asks. "No... It's an older wound. Let's get going." You say, getting into the car. "So... You're him, aren't you? The one everyone's talking about." He asks quietly. "People have been talking about a lot lately. I don't know what you're referring to." You reply flatly. "...The Dentist. You're him, right?">"Yes.">"No.">Custom
>>31120074>"No.""But I know him."
>>31120074>Custom"It's better you stop asking questions. Plausible deniability if the police ever question you."Then we need to get this car to a secluded place where we can check the bodies.
>>31120097I support this decision.
>>31120095ThisCause, technically it's trueWhen we're the dentist, we're like a completely different person.
>>31120074Ask him what he thinks about what the Dentist is doing.
So, as I see it, our class is cyborg berserker rogue, correct?
>>31120097I like this one
>>31120164>>31120118>>31120106>>31120097>>31120095>>31120304"It's better you stop asking questions. Plausible deniability if the police ever question you," you say, starting the car and beginning the drive. The man remains silent. "Well, in any case... Thank you. My name is Sebastian." He says, buckling his seatbelt. "It's no problem. Where should I drop you?" You ask. "Oh... I thought I was going to help more." "You helped me get the bodies into the car, that's all I needed. I can handle the rest on my own." "But I want to help! I'm sick of the harvesters acting like they own this city... I want to help you. I want to fight back." "Who says I'm fighting the harvesters? Maybe I'm just a rival gang member. Maybe I just wanted their augments and yours too." "You're him! I know it. You're the Dentist.">"I think you should go.">Allow Sebastian to help>Custom
>>31120389Let's let him help. We need the extra hands.But first, ask what augs he's got.
>>31120389>Allow Sebastian to helpBetter we can keep an eye on him then let him wander around pissed off. He'll probably pick a fight with some harvesters since he met the Dentist and give them a description of us when the capture him.
>>31120389>Custom"Seriously, Sebastian. You got any family or friends? Don't drag them into this, because if you get in any deeper, they WILL get dragged in. Think long and hard about this."
>>31120256Sounds about right to me.
We seriously need a base of operations. We can't just keep hanging out in Kyle's apartment.
>>31120503That's what I was thinking. If we intend on getting more people, we should rent out an abandoned warehouse or something.
>>31120503We need more than one, because eventually our base is going to be compromised. Also, I expect the harvesters to decide that sending men to engage us in close combat is a waste of bodies and they should just blow us up from a distance.
>>31120430This one's good.
>>31120430Yeah, I like this. And if he still wants in, we let him join.
>>31120541What about the Harvester warehouse south of the city?Would the Harvesters seriously expect us to use the place?
>>31120577Why would they leave it abandoned?
>>31120594We can try to clear it out again.
>>31120577Oh, you mean the place where we killed tony? I can support this. We'd have to scout it out first, though.
>>31120611Well, then they'd just send more men.
>>31120630Then we could use it as a trap for one or two times, in order to get more loot and drain Raiz of money.
>>31120665I like the way you think.
>>31120559>>31120430>>31120427>>31120417"You have any friends or family, Sebastian?" You ask. "Because this isn't a question of wondering if something could happen to them. If you join me, they'll find you eventually. And they'll find the people closest to you." You stop the car as you reach the more abandoned side of town, nearby a dark alleyway. You look at Sebastian in the eye. "It's not an adventure, and it's not easy. You'll see and do awful things. And there's a very high chance that you won't live through it. Do you want that?" Sebastian is silent. "...I haven't had a family for awhile now. And I'm not doing anything with my life anyway. The harvesters have already taken everything from me... I don't have much else to lose." He replies, looking down. You open the car door and step out.>"Then come with me.">"Then think your life over.>Custom
>>31120741>"Then come with me."We can't have him trying to operate alone.
>>31120741"Then come with me."Careful, he might be a plant.
>>31120741Then come with me.I think that as an initiation we should have him pull a tooth from one of the dead harvesters. Symbolic, ya know?
>>31120773Nah, that's just creepy.We shouldn't really let the teeth thing be the only thing we do.
>>31120770They ran by us by chance, I seriously doubt that he's a plant.
>>31120741>"Then come with me.">>31120773Nah. We'll take on the worst aspects of this job, no need for our teammates to get their hands too dirty.Both from a legal and psychological point of view.
>>31120794Can never be too careful.
>>31120791I honestly think "The Surgeon" would have been more of an apt name, due to us digging the augments out of their bodies.
We need some non-lethal options. At some point we'll have to deal with cops, and, while a bunch will be dirty, not all of them will be.
>>31120971Tasers, Stun guns, and tear gas.
>>31120756>>31120770>>31120773>>31120799"Then come with me." You say, opening the passenger seat and carrying a body into the alleyway. Sebastian hesitates, but he grabs a body as well and follows.........."So you do this to every harvester you kill...? Holy hell..." Sebastian comments, watching you strip the bodies of their augments with your jackknife. "If you can't handle it, leave." You retort, ripping the arm off of the harvester you're working on and tossing it behind you. Sebastian catches it and carries it back to the car. "So, do we have a base of operations or something?" He asks. "Yeah. Kyle's apartment." You reply, sinking your knife into the body's other shoulder. "...An apartment? That won't work." He says, frowning. "It's been working." "But it won't forever. And aren't you endangering everyone in the building if they find you?" He raises a valid point. "...That's a good point." You say, still carving deeply into the body's shoulder. "Do you know any other places we could operate from?" He asks.>"There's a warehouse.">"There's the sewers.">Custom
>>31121164>>"There's a warehouse."or>>"There's the sewers."
>>31121164>"There's a warehouse."Let's save the sewers for when we're desperate. We may be cyborgs but I think we can still get sick.
>>31121164>CustomLet's check out the Harvester base south of the city.See if it's been repopulated, or if we can repurpose it.
>>31121236I agree with this guy. Plus, it's hard to be sneaky when you smell like shitLiterally.
>>31121394>>31121236>>31121227>>31121636"There's a warehouse south of this city that the harvesters used to use. I cleared it out, but they've probably reoccupied it by now. We could probably occupy that." You muse, stroking your chin in thought. "You're going to take a base from the harvesters? That's insane!" "Well, I did it once already with one leg... I think I could manage." You finally manage to separate the last harvester's arm and toss it to Sebastian. "Alright, we're done here. Let's get rid of the bodies." You say, grabbing two harvester bodies by the head and dragging them towards the car. "Wait... I have an idea. Why not keep the bodies and use them to intimidate the harvesters at their warehouse?" Sebastian suggests. "I mean, if someone threw a bunch of mauled limbless bodies at my doorstep, I'd be pretty scared...">"That's a good idea.">"That's a shitty idea.">Custom
>>31122019>"That's a good idea."
>>31122019That's a fucking amazing idea. I like this guy more and more.
>>31122019>"That's a shitty idea."I'd rather attack them when they don't expect us, not when they're frightened and call for reinforcements.
>>31122086It would be a good distraction. Especially if we had someone pretend to be us, because the Dentist has always taken on the harvesters alone. They won't be expecting a sneak attack if they're focused on Sebastian.
>>31122243Well if we're striking when they discover the bodies then sure. I just don't want to give them advanced warning.
>>31122019>Custom"Are you going to lug the bodies around?"
So, I guess OP is dead.
>>31122991Shame really. I was enjoying this.
>>31122086>>31122243>>31122362>>31122669"That's... Actually a pretty good idea." You say, dragging two bodies by the head back to the car. "So how far can you throw a body?" You ask. "I've never thrown a body before! Why would I have thrown a body?" "Give me an estimate." "I don't know... Far?" "That'll do." You toss the bodies into the backseat again. "This time you drive." You say, stepping into the backseat and seating yourself next to the corpses. "What? Why me?" He asks nervously. You flip your jackknife out and grab the head of a body. "Because you're going to pretend to be me.".........The car pulls up in front of the warehouse. "Remember, do it like we planned. No ad-libbing." You say to Sebastian. "Right," he replies, stepping out of the car. "Hey, who the hell are you?" A harvester standing guard outside yells. Sebastian says nothing as he moves over to the back seat and opens the door. He grabs two bodies, one in each hand, and hurls them as far as he can. The bodies land at the guards' feet-- their teeth are both completely removed. Sebastian stands by the car unmoving, a neutral expression on his face. "If you value your life, stand aside." He says flatly. The guards immediately flee inside, yelling about the Dentist being here. You leave the passenger seat as you slip around to the back of the building. Sebastian begins entering the building. "Remember, we converge in the operating room. You're sure you'll be fine on your own, right?" You ask via radio. "I have a handgun augment. I'll be fine." He replies, moving in to the building. You go in through the back door. You silently move through the familiar warehouse when you begin to hear a moaning sound coming from a nearby room. It sounds like someone's in a lot of pain... You could go investigate it, but it would mean leaving Sebastian alone for longer.>Investigate the sound>Meet with Sebastian ASAP
>>31122991[ I typed a post saying I was going to get dinner and I'd be right back, but when I got back I saw that I fucked up the captcha and it never sent. Sorry to leave you guys hanging. ]
>>31123179>Investigate the sound>>31123206I know that feel
>>31123179>Meet with Sebastian ASAP>>31123206Just glad you're here OP, I really like what your doing.
>>31123179>investigateInb4 the waitress.
>>31123179>Meet with Sebastian ASAPWe'll investigate once we meet up with Sebastian.And remember to turn on our night vision and enhanced reflexes augs.
I already voted to meet with Sebastian, but if we don't will we give him a heads-up on comms?
Guys, are you sure that investigating, when Sebation is about to get into a fight, is a good idea?
>>31123544>>31123288>>31123258>>31123239>>31123223"Sebastian, how are you doing?" You ask. "I'm holding up alright. Almost to the operating table." He replies. "I'll be a minute. There's something I have to check." You say, walking towards the source of the noise. "Oh, alright... Be careful." He says. You slowly open the door that the noise is coming from.Bound to the wall in the same fashion you were are two people: a man and a woman. The man has been completely de-aug'd-- his legs and part of his chest are missing, and he has bled profusely onto the floor. The woman is missing a leg, but her mechanical arms are both intact. A harvester looms over her. "No! Stay away from me, you son of a bitch!" She yells, kicking at him with all the strength she can with one leg. "Don't make this more difficult for yourself than it has to be, aug-addict! You don't wanna end up like your brother, do you?" The harvester asks. "Maybe we can arrange a deal where you can live if you play nice." He says, snickering to himself. Those words enter your head and ring inside of it, repeating over and over. Your mind snaps back to the time you sat in this position. The time you were asked to "play nice". Rage overcomes you and you stomp forward, grabbing the man by the throat and squeezing tightly. It takes all of your willpower not to kill him immediately, but you remember you still need information. It's just so hard to hold back...[ First three replies roll a d10: Total of 15 required to hold back. ]
Rolled 1>>31123810You can do it, Talos!
Rolled 7>>31123810Come on, we need info!
Rolled 9>>31123810KEEP IT TOGETHER MANDONT GO DENTIST ON US
>>31123838You can't do it talos!
>>31123871>>31123863>>31123838>Total: 11You try as hard as you can to hold back. But that phrase still echoes in your head. You remember the pain of being beat and tortured. Of being abused and harvested. "Play nice? PLAY NICE? How about you PLAY DEAD?!" You bark far too loudly. You slam the man's head into the wall, cracking it clean open from the back. You then proceed to throw the body to the ground like a candy bar wrapper and move on. Damn, you're getting worse at holding back. At least your anger died down now. "Who are you? What do you want?" The woman bound to the wall asks.>"I'm here to help you.">"Come with me if you want to live.">Custom
>>31123978>terminator reference in a cyberpunk settingIt was inevitable.
>>31123978Break her chains>"Come with me if you want to live."
>>31123978>>"Come with me if you want to live."As if we wouldn't pick this.
>>31123978>Come with me if you want to liveDid you really think we'd pick anything else?
>>31123978>CustomBreak her chains."I'm going to clear this place out. You'd better get your brother off the wall, see if there's any medical equipment to stop the bleeding."
>>31124057>>31124074Well of course, you choose what's funny over what's going to actually be useful.Like, the fact that the woman's brother is currently bleeding out to death and you're not trying to save him.
>>31124117Pretty sure he's dead, boss. He's missing his chest and>has bled profuselyimplies he's not bleeding now.
>>31124023>>31124057>>31124074You draw your jackknife and slice the binding from her arms. "Come with me if you want to live," you say as you offer her a hand to get up. She takes it, but it's hard for her to get up with only one leg. She manages to gain her balance by leaning against the wall. You grab the handgun off of the harvester you killed and hand it to the girl. "Thanks, but... What are you doing here? Is this some kind of police raid?" She asks. "As if the police do shit in this city." You mutter in reply. "So your brother... Is he still alive?" You ask. She looks down. "No. He died about an hour ago. They were going to wait to harvest him, but he... He was being difficult." "Difficult?" "He called the guards limp-dicked cowards and then spit in one of their faces." "I'm sorry. We should move on, then." The girl places her hand on your shoulder and grabs onto it. "I can't walk..." She protests.>"Then wait here.">"Then hang onto my arm.">Custom
>>31124241>"Then wait here."We're going into a firefight, and she can't walk. It'll just get her shot.
>>31124241Tell her to wait. Have Sebastian watch over her.
>>31124241>"Then wait here."We need to meet up with Sebastian. We can rescue her later.
>>31124280>Have Sebastian watch over her.We're supposed to be meeting with up with Sebastian as we move towards the center of the place from opposite ends, killing Harvesters as we go.You want him to try to fall back and loop around the building, when he might already be in a fight and needs our help?
>>31124241Wait there. They're gonna be to distracted with dying to come to get her
>>31124330>>31124290>>31124271"Then wait here," you say as you step out of the room. She says nothing, just sits back down. She has a gun, so if anyone walks in she'll be safe. You've got to focus on getting to Sebastian. "Sebastian, what's your status?" You ask. There is no response. "Sebastian?" There is no response. Something's wrong. You begin running to the operating room as fast as you can. You can hear talking at the door. You can only imagine Sebastian has either been subdued... Or killed.>Press your ear to the door and listen in>Bust in guns blazing>Custom
>>31124508>ear to the door.
>>31124508>Press your ear to the door and listen in
>>31124559>>31124529You press your ear against the door and listen in. "So THIS was all that 'Dentist' was... Just some amateur with a set of augs. What a letdown." A harvester says. "Just keep the gun on him until the interrogation room is ready." Another replies. So he's still alive. They continue to express their disappointment in how easy it was to subdue the "Dentist" as you listen in further... The rest of the conversation is uninteresting.>Bust down the door>Attempt to slip in quietly>Custom
>>31124691Knock. It worked last time.Shoulder the guy who answers out of the way, and shoot the guy with the gun on him.Interrogate the other.
>>31124691>Attempt to slip in quietly
>>31124691>CustomKnock on the door."Hey, the girls being some trouble. Lend me a hand, will ya?"Then when it opens we bumrush the guy, immediately shoot the guy that has a gun on Sebastian, then disable whoever is left.
>>31124781This guy knows what's up.
>>31124736>>31124739>>31124781You knock on the door. "Hey, that girl downstairs is being pretty troublesome. Somebody lend me a hand, will ya?" You call out. "I'll do it." One of the harvesters volunteers. As his footsteps draw near, you prep your handgun and enhanced reflexes. When the door opens, you charge in and quickly throw a heavy punch at the harvester, disorienting him and spiraling towards the floor. You then pop your gun out and blast the man who was holding Sebastian hostage. With Sebastian freed, the other two men in the room quickly go down to your gunshot and his. You then grab the only living harvester left from the floor and raise him until he's eye level with you. "H-how are you so strong?! We had the Dentist, who the hell are you?!" A large grin occupies your face and you begin to emit a low chuckle. "Tell me... When was the last time YOU went to the Dentist? Your teeth are terrible... I think it's time for a CHECKUP!" You slam the man into the operating table and lock him down. "Now, how about you start talking before I get creative with all these tools, huh?" "No! I-I won't talk!" He says, trying to resist. "Oh? You're making my job way more fun than it has to be!" You cackle, turning to the side table of operating tools.>Take the scalpel>Take the bone saw>Take the blowtorch
>>31125039>Take the blowtorchDo we have any ice on hand?
>>31125039>CustomTake a piece of cloth and gag this fucker. We haven't secured the warehouse yet, and we need to make sure that the girl sees a doctor first. This guy can keep.
>>31125085You make a good point. We've got some clearing to do.
>>31125085Ya, I agree with this guy. We have the perfect captive here and the means to stop him from going anywhere. Just scare him a bit and let him know we'll be back.
>>31125168>>31125163>>31125085Maybe instead of just gagging him, we should look for something to knock him out.He might have a head radio and call for help.
>>31125248True. I think I know just the right bludgeoning weapon too. A fist.
>>31125248The Harvesters have some machine to check for head augs; I remember them going to get it in the first thread. I wonder if we could use it to check this thug's head.
>>31125069>>31125085>>31125105>>31125163>>31125168You grab a roll of cloth bandages and take a large length of it, then roll it up into a ball. You shove the ball into the man's mouth. "I'll be back for you. Don't go anywhere, now." You say, raising your fist above his head. You punch his lights out and gesture for Sebastian to follow you as you leave. The two of you exit the operating room. "That was AWESOME. That was so cool! You-" "It wasn't awesome. It was murder. Don't glorify it." "You looked like you were having a good time..." "I'm working on that." You keep your gun ready in case of a surprise attack. "We're not resting until we clear this place completely. Stay alert." You instruct. "Got it." He replies. You wonder who took over the warehouse now that Tony's gone. There's a set of stairs leading upwards, and a set of stairs leading downwards. You seem to have taken care of everyone on this floor, so now it's time to move on. Splitting up would be dangerous, given Sebastian got caught last time you left him on his own.>"Let's go up.">"Let's go down."
>>31125377>go upAlso>I'm working on thatI chuckled.
>>31125377>"Let's go up.""There's also a girl who was caught, her leg aug's been taken off. I left her with a gun. Don't go into that room, she's liable to shoot you."Better warn Sebastian, just in case.
>>31125377>"Let's go up."Why not?
>>31125377>I'm working on thatI'm beginning to like our MC more and more ever thread. There better be some more one liners today.
>>31125444Yep, sounds good to me.
I love this quest. Honestly my favorite one right now.
>>31125429>>31125444>>31125445>>31125504"Let's go up," you say as you step towards the staircase. "But up means authority." Sebastian interjects. "What?" "Up means authority. The higher up someone is physically in a building, the higher up they are in whatever ranking their business has. If we go up there, we'll probably have to fight the boss." "This isn't some game, it's a gang's hideout. And the truth is, most 'bosses' in real crime are scrawny rich guys who order around the muscle. We don't have anything to worry about." "Well, okay..." You begin ascending the staircase. "By the way, there's a girl here. Her leg augment was taken off, but I left her with a gun. Don't go into any closed doors downstairs... She's liable to be in there with her gun trained on the doorway." You mention. "Noted." Sebastian replies. "...Is she cute, though?" "What?" "The girl. Is she cute?" "...This is hardly the time for-" "Come oooon, just tell me!">"Yeah, I guess.">"No, now let's move on.">"Keep focused on the task at hand, not on the girl.">Custom
>>31125627I know right? Been with it from the start. Was kinda iffy on it to start with, but it grew on me almost instantly.
>>31125642Custom: "Which answer would shut you up faster?"
>>31125642>Yeah I guessIf anything, in a kindred spirit sort of way. I kinda wanted to get her a length of rebar so she could hobble along with us.
>>31125642>Custom"Sebastian, she is in no condition right now to accept any flirting. Save it for when she's not missing a leg and mourning her dead brother. Who is currently hanging behind her.">>31125653As soon as the option came up to become The Dentist, that's when I knew I was sold on this.
>>31125642>CustomFucking hell Sebastian, not now. If you want to meet her help me clear out the building first. That faster it's done the faster we can rescue her.
>>31125653I joined in partway through the third thread and figured it was pretty decent, so I tuned in for the fourth. That fucking fight scene at the mechanic's place got me hooked. Also, our MC reminds me of an 80s action hero but less pulpy.
>>31125775>reminds me of an 80s action hero but less pulpyTalos is an unholy amalgamation of The High Plains Drifter, Marv (from Sin City), Adam Jensen, JC Denton, and The Punisher, all held together by pure thirst for vengeance.
>>31125775The 80s action hero vibe is what hooked me hardest. Dem one liners.
>>31125683>>31125708>>31125745>>31125746"Which answer would shut you up faster?" You ask in response. "C'mon, I'm just trying to lighten the mood." He says quietly. You grab his shoulder and look him in the eyes. "This isn't a situation you joke about. She's been kidnapped and harvested. Her brother is dead. She's not going to want to fucking flirt with you. Keep your hands off your dick, and keep them on your gun instead." You scold, marching up the stairs. "Jeez..." Sebastian mutters, following close behind you. You reach the top of the staircase. It appears there are two more doors on this level; one at the end of a long hallway, the other on the right before the hallway starts.>Long hallway door>Right door>>31125627>>31125653>>31125745>>31125775[ Aw, you guys. ]
>>31125879Don't forget raiden (metal gear, not mortal kombat)
>>31125904Door on the right, don't wanna go straight into a chokepoint.
>>31125915I'm not the only one who reads everything Talos says in Raiden's Jack the Ripper voice when he's acting all insane, right?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-1kHHHJv_USkip to around 2:30
Man, /v/ really was right about most revengeance faggots being obnoxious.
>>31125976Basically. And I envision him looking like a cross between Sam and Adam Jensen
>>31125904Right door must be the right choice.
>>31125954>>31125942>>31125924>>31126096You walk over to the door on the right. You motion for Sebastian to follow and keep his gun on the door. You decide to do your usual thing and knock on the door slightly before aiming your gun at it. There's no response after thirty seconds. You instead press your ear to it, and hear nothing. "Must be an empty room." Seb says quietly. "Maybe," you reply. "Maybe not.">Open the door>Leave
>>31126149>Open the door
>>31126093man, this quest desperately needs a drawfag.>>31126149open it.
>>31126149Open it. Check corners, etc.
>>31125904>Keep your hands off your dick, and keep them on your gun instead.But his hand is his gun. And so is ours.
>>31126173They'd have to get well acquainted with the color red. Cause there's a lot of that.
>>31126268Then tell him not to shoot his dick off.
>>31126169>>31126173>>31126191>>31126209>>31126268You slowly crack open the door and peek inside. You still don't see anyone. You enter the room. Sebastian begins checking the corners of one side of the room for anyone or anything as you check the other. After determining the room is safe, you set to investigating its contents. Sebastian closes the door. The room appears to be an office of some sort. You begin opening drawers, and find a drawer full of files and names. For a moment, you think you've struck gold and found files on gang contacts... Then you realize that they are files on people that the harvesters have gotten. You wonder if you can find yourself in it... But this information isn't really that useful. It would most likely be a better use of your time to look for something else in this room.>Look yourself up>Look elsewhere
>>31126481>Look elsewhereWe can come back for these after we're done.
>>31126481>Look elsewhereJust take photos of all papers, then put them back for now. That way, if we can't come back here for some reason, we'll have copies of all the information.Then we go to the other door at the end of the hall and take down the boss. Remember to keep him alive if possible, since he'll know more than the thug we've got downstairs.
>>31126548>>31126612>>31126638You close the file cabinet. You'll have time to look through it after you claim this place for your own. "Sebastian, find anything?" You ask. "Nope. This room seems pretty boring." He replies, shuffling through papers. "It's some business type's office... I think you were right about that boss thing." He mutters, obviously disappointed. "Don't assume so soon. There's still one more room." You say, exiting the office room.>Approach the other door>Go back downstairs
>>31126904>Approach the other doorRemember to listen in first.
>>31126904>Approach the other door
>>31126919>>31126966You walk towards the door at the end of the hallway. "Keep your gun on the door. If it opens, shoot." You Iinstruct. You aren't really liking how much instruction Sebastian needs. You can honestly say that you've always disliked stating the obvious, and you've done a whole lot of that today. You're coming up on the door now. You slowly creep up to it and press your ear against it. "Hello, Mr. Dentist." A voice on the other side of the door says the moment your ear touches the door. Your heart jumps in your chest. The surprise causes your wound to act up again, and you hunch over in pain on your knees. "Shit... Shit... Sebastian, it's a... A trap." You say between ragged breaths. You hear footsteps coming up the stairs, and you can't move.>Tell Sebastian to run>Tell Sebastian to shoot the approaching harvesters>Custom
>>31127316>Tell Sebastian to shoot the approaching harvestersWe need to get this wound fixed permanently.
>>31127316>>Tell Sebastian to shoot the approaching harvesters
>>31127316Custom: have him bust down the door and hold whoever is in there at gunpoint.
>>31127316>Tell Sebastian to shoot the approaching harvestersHe came with us to help.
>>31127353>>31127364>>31127423>>31127409Sebastian stands still, looking nervous. "Don't just... Stand there. Shoot them!" You order, attempting to get up and fire yourself. You find yourself unable to move off the ground; the pain is too great. Sebastianraises his weapon, but his hand is shaking. "If I shoot, they'll just shoot back and we'll both die..." He says, sounding scared. "If you don't shoot, they'll kill us anyway. Just after..." You take a moment to breathe. "...Torturing and harvesting... Our bodies. Shoot." You order once more. They draw Iin closer still and Sebastian hasn't fired. "SEBASTIAN! SHOOT!" You yell with all the energy left in you. He shuts his eyes and begins shooting. You hear more gunshots follow and expect your demise... But the result is far from it.Leaning on an iron bar with her gun pointed at the now dead bodies in front of her, the girl you freed earlier stands at the end of the hall. "I couldn't wait. Glad I got impatient, I'll bet." She says, her expression serious despite her small joke. "Thank you." You reply simply. Sebastian helps you back to your feet, though you still struggle slightly to stand. (1/2)
>>31127695Sebastian kicks in the door, and all three of you aim your guns at the man inside. "Just like you said. Bosses really ARE scrawny rich guys." Sebastian says, smiling. "So this is the bastard who's responsible for this... For my brother." The girl hisses, her grip on the gun tightening. You walk forward and begin to lower your gun. You place both hands on his desk and lean in close. A large grin grows on your face as the balding middle aged executive shrinks backward into his chair. "P-please! Don't hurt me!" He cries out. "Looks like your time in the waiting room is up." You say, your grin spreading further. "W-what?" "The Dentist will see you now." A scream echoes through the building.[ That's all for today. Sorry if this thread wasn't as action packed us the others. I'm setting up for something big tomorrow! ]
>>31128003I can't wait, you're doing an awesome job OP.Thanks for running!
>>31128003We've reached the point where I'd be concerned if we ever don't end on a one liner.
>>31128003>"The Dentist will see you now."We're definitely channeling some Dirty Harry in all this.
>>31128003Love the new guy, OP. Also, I love how you listened to the thread's casual conversation about needing a base to decide what we'd do today. Good QMing.
>>31128003ty for running. protag had some good lines today. personal favorite was "you're making this way more fun than it has to be!" dentist is one creepy motherfucker.
Oh, should we video-record our next two appointments, scrub the video of any identifying information, and then leaves copies of it around the city for the Harvesters to find?
>>31128581Im for it. Btw op if youre still around>>31119434Thoughts on this?