PREVIOUS EPISODES: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ghost+BustersLAST EPISODE: You interrupted a play, took in an opera, and picked up the bill.- - -It's been a busy two days since the fight at the Gentleman's Club. Sachiko lost Yumi as a roommate and gained two more, in the form of the Kuei-Jin. She's a little more patient with these two seeing as how they don't make a mess of her house and shrine, sleep nearly all day, and have decided that the long drawers of the old cabinet she keeps in the storeroom are perfect beds.She still puts arrows into your sign and door, but it's less out of hate, and more of gentle reminders that she expects you to pick up half of the tab on the little things that help the community run. Bribes to get decent police presence, funding to help fix the plumbing in some of the older buildings, and other activities that are slowly allowing a seed of hope to grow once again in the 'Reject Zone.'Kato, the asshole whom you split from his ikiryo, was reunited with his spirit. Thanks to copious amounts of mood slime, help from Dr. Spengler, and an industrial nozzle that was used to inject pork filling into dumplings. You noted that there was a chance of long term side effects, on top of the fact that he'll be wearing adult diapers for the rest of his life. Either way, you turned his shitty ass over to P-COC and Yasuo, who said he'd take him to the regular police. With the way Kato was drooling, you don't think that he'll be doing anything unseemly again.Business has still been brisk, what with the 100 Bloody Nights still going on. Both days has you pairing off with your partners, to go deal with a minor level haunting. Usually a poltergeist, or a free floating entity, or a small manifestation from a black slime build up. They're still small fry though, and you've dealt with worse.(Cont)
>>31852498Today, you head out of your room into the main room of the Dumpling Factory. Sato is leafing through a folder of papers, Akira is browsing on his laptop, and Star is on the phone.You put some toaster waffles into the machine, and then sit down next to Sato. "Who's Star talking to?""The Rabbit Girl." He says. "She's thinking about having her warren crash her for a night, and she's still asking us to help her long-necked friend move her furniture for her.""I thought that furniture didn't belong to her?" You ask.Sato shrugs. "Apparently that's just a detail.""Okay," You sigh. "What are you doing?""Looking over some of my Father's records. He was an accounting consultant for a bunch of people, and I think there's more than a few we should look into." He says with a frown. "As the ancients say, "A son who over looks his father's past is one who cannot see his family to the future...or something like that.""Hmm." You say, you turn to Akira. "And what are you doing?""Checking out that cursed house where that Aspect of Oiwa is." He says. "I am SO looking forward to this, this bitch is going down!"Hoo boy, Akira's back into 'assault mode.'Well, maybe with a little help you can swing today's job in one direction.> Help Rini, the Rabbit Girl, and her Rokuro Kubi friend.> Investigate some of Sato's Father's 'Black File' cases> Prepare to take on Kayako> Try to get everyone to do something else
>>31852511Probably best to deal with the aspects of Oiwa sooner rather than later.Just remember the importance of teamwork and not being a retard.
If we had the late doctor Spengler over, did we get any tips as to storing corporeal spirits?
>>31852511Deal with the Kayako before it bites us in the ass.
>>31852910>>31853194"Okay, Akira." You say, pulling up a chair next to him. "If we're going to do this, then let's do this in a way that doesn't get us all killed."Akira nods. "Okay, well...as far as I can tell it's a localized entity, focused around this house." He points at the screen. "People go into the house, they end up disappearing, and maybe bits and pieces are found later.""If this place is a death trap, why hasn't it been knocked down, or demolished?" Sato asks."There have been attempts." Akira says. "Machinery fails, workers die, and in one case, there's a sworn statement that the damage repaired itself overnight.""Okay, we'll be in touch. Yeah, we'll have Sana unlock the place for you. Okay, bye...yeah, boba jibun yourself..." Star says, rolling her eyes. "So, basic haunted house routine? PKE Disruptors, lots of slime, and maybe a wrecking ball?" Star says.Akira nods. "I think so." He drums his fibers and then makes a face. "I mean, I think that's what we're going to do, but there HAS to be more than just that. This is an Aspect of Oiwa. Not your usual malevolent masonry.""Agreed." You say. "We should...> Head over to the house and check it out. From a distance."> See if we can find anyone who's had an encounter with the house."> See if we can't find anything about this house's history that isn't based on internet conspiracy sites."> Other
>>31853719>Let's interview someone who survived an encounter with the house.
>>31853719Find out the history of the place. On paper if possible.
>>31853719I think options two and three go together naturally, yes?I guess that makes my choice>Other: split up and do 2 and 3 at the same time, meet up and compare notesNo one goes near the house until we have a good idea of what to expect.
>>31853877>>31853877"Nobody goes near that house until we're ready and have a good idea on what to expect." You say.Akira rolls his eyes but nods."Alright, well...no sense we can't split up at this point. Two of us look for people who have had encounters with the house, and two of us look at the history." You say.Sato nods. "Okay, umm...how're we going to do that then?"Star is looking over Akira's shoulder. "Someone had to make these websites about the place, right?"Akira nods. "They've got stories too, a few are from the same school that's near the house. And there's one that's repeated over and over about a girl at a volunteer center."Sato drums his fingers. "Plus we could just ask the local police if they're interested." He sighs and shrugs. "Maybe P-COC knows something."Star holds up her phone. "We could ask the yokai that we know if they know anything. Maybe Rini and her Rabbits, or Kali know something?""Plus, there's always the library, news records, and just asking around the neighborhood." You say. "Alright, so we have a lot of options."> Who are you partnering with?> Where are you going to investigate first?> What should Team B look into?
>>31854162I say we pair with Sana and we get to go to the library for.... research.Barring that, we should keep an eye on 28 and we'll ask around the neighborhood.Team B gets to talk to the yokai.
>>31854263Seconding this. We need more Sana Dates.
>>31854312Star talks to Yokai on the phobe Sato gets anotger hour or two in his files. Akire and us go get stories. Phone conference in 2 hours then more decisions.
>>31854475Amendmend. Sana and us go for research. Akira go for interviews maybe with sato
>>31854263>>31854312"Hey Sana!" You shout over to your company secretary. "Want to go to the library with me?"She looks at you over the script that she's reading. "Will you run lines with me?""Sure." You say."Eh, why not?" She says. "We'll be able to write off lunch as a business expense.""So, what are the rest of us doing?" Star says, with an annoying little smirk on her face."Contact Rini and Kira, see if they know anything." You say.Akira makes a disgusted noise."Hey!" Sato smacks Akira. "You said that you were going to try and be less of a hotheaded asshole about this.""It doesn't mean I have to LIKE it." He says. "But fine, I'll play nice for the yokai."Sato punches him in the shoulder. "Don't be a passive-agressive asshole either!""You sure you want to leave him with us?" Star asks."It'll be good for him." You say. "Anyway, you two can keep him in line.""Okay, we'll call you if we get anything interesting." Sato says."Okay, come on Sana." You say as you and she head out."So why are we heading to this library?" Sana asks."Local papers on this ward." You say."Alright, help me read lines." She says, handing you her script. "I think I have a shot for this one."Roll 1d20
>>31854162I think we should go with Akira to do interviews. We need to repair our bond with him. Star and Sato can do library digging.
>>31854635TOO SLOW.But like in future maybe we wanna stop rubbing Akira's nose in the ghost thing. Like use the less ghost-hating members to talk to our dodgy ghost allies. Yeah he's got issues but he's got a good reason for them and I feel like we are ignoring those a lot.
>>31854583>>31854602One more roll please to confirm
Rolled 14>>31854549Ghost Roll!
>>31854583You read lines with Sana. She's got it down very well. However...there's something weird about this script. There's a lot of 'AD-LIB HERE' lines.Sana says that it's normal and she's seen it before in other scripts. You guess so, but for an audition? It's weird. Also, you can't tell what, exactly, but there's some part of your mind that telling you this is creepy. You don't see how, it's a silly rom-com script, no big deal.The train stops, and you get out. You make your way to the library that's closest to the house. The old lady behind the desk gives you a momentary glance, and then a disapproving frown at your attire, then goes back to her computer screen."So, where are we starting?"> Newspapers> Ask the librarian> Break out the PKE meter> Other
>>31855706>PKEThen>Ask the librarian
>>31855706>> Break out the PKE meterScan the Librarian and the Script first.
>>31855706>>31855737>>31855738Thirded.>Scan the scriptAb-libs! Clearly the sign of supernatural evil!
>>31855706Break out pke scan script, librarian, and the stacks.
>>31855706Make a note to run the script past someone who knows more about occult bullshit than you. Maybe Sato or Dr. Griffin if you can get her on?Or Eduardo he's a triple doctor these days.
>>31855774You break out the PKE scanner.> Roll 1d20
Rolled 16>>31855849Ghost Roll!
Ah good, not too late to arrive. Anyone care to tell what's happened so far?
>>31855885We're investigating a script possessed by supernatural evil
>>31852498>Either way, you turned his shitty ass over to P-COC and Yasuo, who said he'd take him to the regular policeHeh, wonder what they're gonna right on that police report.On that note, I'm very intrigued by the politics involved in all this. Apparently paranormal entities can be licensed and we saved vampires from destruction by calling them supernatural entities instead of foreign citizens.I wonder how that one group, what we they called? who were advocating ghosts rights would react to the question:"Given the choice, would it be more right to treat vampires and ghosts as people and have them extradited to their assured death, or would you treat them as paranormal entities and allow them the sanctuary of their haunting grounds where they are found?"
>>31855994Considering PAGAN seems to be the supernatural equivalent of PETA, I imagine the answer would involve a lot of shouting and obnoxious billboards.
>>31852971>late Dr. SpenglerPls no, don't take him away from us here too ;_;
>>31854549Hey Ghostmaster.A long time ago, you said we were starting work on the Super Slammer Muon Trap for our own vehicle. How far has that come along? Might be useful if we're going up against a genuinely haunted death house.
>>31855876You scan around, a little nervous. Ghostbusters and libraries have had a tenuous relationship at best.You actually get a little ping. This isn't the world's greatest library, or one of the ones that's connected to a larger system. It's got a lot of old books and donated books. One is giving off a ping.You reach up for it, but Sana grabs your arm."Don't you remember the rules in the protocol binder? One of them quite clearly says 'Don't Read The Books!' I don't want to have to wipe your face off of the floor."You pause. She's...not wrong. You at least look at the book in question. It's an out-of-date history textbook. There's two other, identical, copies right next to it.> Take it, bag it, tag it.> Take it, and read it.> Walk away from the book and head for the newspapers.> Other
>>31856269> Take it, bag it, tag itAnd use your library card to borrow it from the library
>>31856269>Take it, bag it, tag itThe manual is written by people who've been there before you, several times.
>>31856269Tag it, sneak a look at the copy to see what its a copy of.
>>31856269>>31856329>>31856356> Take it, bag it, tag it.When we get home, we'll read it with the ectogoggles on and run copies of the pages through the spectronalizer.If there's anything there, we'll literally be able to see it.Also, hopefully it won't end up with us nearly burning to death like the time the GB tried scanning copies of Vigo's portrait.
>>31856402>>31856356>>31856329You have Sana hold open a containment bag, and you carefully grab the book with your gloved hands and drop it in there, then you seal it tight, label it, and hang onto it.The librarian is fine with you taking it. It's an out of date textbook, that they have too many copies of already."Newspapers?" Sana asks.You nod. "Newspapers."This is an old library, it actually has microfiche. After a little bit of fiddling around to figure out how it works you start to page through back issues. You've got a vague date of when the stories and disappearances started, so you start there.> Roll 1d20
Rolled 13>>31856502Knowledge is power
Rolled 2>>31856502no whammy no whammy no whammy
Rolled 20>>31856502Schoolhouse Rock
>>31856579Bingo.It's not in the regular newspapers. Oh, it is, but it's just mentioned in a three inch blurb that says there was a 'Tragic accident,' and that's it.The tabloid that's from that same time however, has all the gory details. No need to star-suck or make up aliens when there's actual sensational blood.A wife was murdered by her husband, she was beaten, thrown down the stairs, dragged by the hair, and finally had her neck snapped...which didn't kill her instantly...rather she died slowly, choking to death on her own blood.Then the husband drowned their son and the family cat in the bathtub. He held them under the water, one in each hand. Another act that didn't kill instantly, but took just as long...if not longer.Finally the husband hung himself in the upstairs study.The reasons for this slaughter are unknown, there's rumors of infidelity, but nothing solid.The first illnesses, disappearances, and unexplained deaths begin 4 months later.One more interesting thing, Kayako's mother is mentioned in the article. Briefly. She was apparently a miko."Okay," Sana says. "That's grim.""Yeah." You say. But it's a little confusing, you could see how something like that could cause a haunting, but it doesn't seem like the thing that would be able to become an Aspect of Oiwa. There's a missing piece to this."So, are we done here? Cause, I could use some lunch." Sana says.> Go get lunch with Sana> Ask the librarian if she knows anything> Keep searching the records to see if there's anything else.> Other
>>31856883Ask the librarian! She might at least point us in the right direction.
>>31856883>> Ask the librarian if she knows anythingMaybe someone else has been doing research. Wouldn't hurt to collaborate.
>>31856883Maybe see if we can find out what happened to Kayako's mother, or any additional relatives?
>>31856974>>31856958You walk up to the librarian. "Miss, I was wondering, we're researching the abandoned house at the end of the lane that's a few blocks..." You stop as her eyes go wide. You nods. "Yes, that one. Is there anything you can tell us about it?"> Roll 1d20
>>31856883>>31856958ThisAlsoDid star fulfil our proper paperwork?From the library we get as much information as to the deaths of the House inhabitatns we can get, as well>"Machinery fails, workers die, and in one case, there's a sworn statement that the damage repaired itself overnight."Get as much evidence on that as we can as well.Anyone else think we should tke full advantage of P-COC backup and construction equipment to take out the house for good?Completely purging and cleansing an area of all paranormal trace is right up their alley, while we're more like the exterminators.
>>31856883>Ask the librarian if she knows anythingThen>Keep searching to see if there's anything elseThen>Go get lunch with Sana
Rolled 5>>31857061Beginners luck, be kind.
Rolled 7So why don't we ever take Yurei out on a raid?I know it's a risk, but can you imagine how useful having someone who can see things on the otherside would be?
>>31856883>One more interesting thing, Kayako's mother is mentioned in the article. Briefly. She was apparently a miko.Wait a sec, you're going with the Grudge instead of Ju-on?
>>31857150The big problem is she can't speak to us.I forget but is Yurei unable to write words down too? Because even if it's just text on a cellphone she could be hugely useful.
>>31857240Don't forget Ghostbusters rules. When Slimer tags along he causes a BUNCH of trouble.
>>31857291Yeah, there's that.It always seemed to work out in the end though.I'm wondering are we using Extreme Ghostbuster friendly slimer who's allowed to roam the building, or Comic/Video Game Slimer who they keep locked up in that box.
Rolled 9>>31857291But trouble is FUN anon!
>>31856047And probebly more (re)dead supernatural beings than if they'd left people alone?
>>31857114"It's haunted, you know." She says.You nod. "Yes. I know.""Oh but it's not just Kayako!" The old woman says. "People say that they see her boy too, howling like a cat...also...every other person that ever died in, or because of that house! They're all in there, trapped forever. It's how she lures people, and torments them." She nods."How do you know?" Sana asks."I had a friend who was stupid enough to go in there. She said that she heard a girl crying, and she jumped over the wall...then something pulled on her arm and the next thing she knew, she was inside the house!"She ran out as fast as she could, but that place is poison. The moment you're inside, you're cursed. And she told me she kept seeing people, everywhere, and dark black hair creeping out of cracks. Then one day...she just vanished. Went into her apartment, and never came out, and the place was empty." The librarian shivers. "I've walked by that house...and I swear...I've seen her face in the window. Beckoning me." She shakes her head. "You couldn't pay me enough to go through that gate.""What about the destruction attempts?" You ask. "I heard there were issues?"The librarian nods. "They've never worked. Ever. I don't think that house CAN be destroyed...so now the gate is locked shut with a yellow rope, and they put up a caution sign at the front of the lane. Anything more than that...and She fights back."(cont)
>>31857579"Do you know anything about the people in the house, the double murder/suicide?" You ask. "the first one, Kayako was the wife's name?"She nods. "She was a...very strange girl. Apart from that, it...well...it wasn't the happiest of marriages. More for the child's benefit, than anything else...and I don't think the child was planned." The librarian says. You fight back a grin, social rules or not, old women loved to gossip. "She would go off to these 'learning centers' instead of staying home with her son." She shakes her head. "A very strange girl, never fit in like she should have." She sniffs. "But it was still very sad, of course.""Of course." You say. "Did you know anything about her mother?"She shakes her head. "I heard that she was a priestess, and there was a bit of a scandal regarding that. I know she never visited her daughter, or grandson. Disgraceful, really.""Uh huh." You say. "Thanks.""Of course." She says, and returns to her solitaire game.You leave with Sana. You could research more but you learned something important from all of that. Something bad.That house has a Legion-Class entity within it.As in 'I am Legion, for we are many.'The handbook's first advice on encountering a Legion-Class entity is: Do NOT antagonize such an entity."I think it's time we get some lunch." You say."Good, I'm starved." Sana says.Lunch is at a ramen stand, and it's pretty good. > Run lines with Sana and check out her script again.> Use your phone to see if you can find anything on Sadako's mother.> Call the others, to see if they've found anything.> Other
>>31857600> Run lines with Sana and check out her script again.We can check in with the others at the end of the day, but this, we can do this now.
>>31857579>I don't think that house CAN be destroyedHah! THey ain't seen the full might of the Ghostbusters *cough*andthePCOC*cough* yet!
>>31857600Well WE'RE borked, aren't we.>Run lines with Sana and check out her script againThen>Use phone to search about Sadako's motherThen>Call the others, compare notes.
>>31857669"Hey Yasuo, how soon can you round up your guys with a fleet of excavating machines and a tanker-truck of protoslime?"
>>31857600Her mother's the key, make time for that before reporting in. >>31857669Man fuck those guys, all you need is four ghostbusters and bunch of questionably legal nuclear material. Last time we called P-COC people DIED. Okay vampires died but vampires who were under our protection. Until we know more about Lady Une's tie to that wizard cult, we need to minimize their involvement in anything.
>>31857811Was hoping we could just go in there with some construction equipment coated with proto-slime while playing some upbeat music to prevent failure, and throw a couple of Sachiko's protective seals, while generally just sliming the shit out of the whole house and the ground in general.But then where's the fun marching right into the maw of the beast with nothing but a proton pack on our back? We're ghostbusters dammit.
>>31857600So what's Oiwa, full-fledged deity tier?
>>31857908Yeah, plus we've gotta trap Kayako to weaken Oiwa.
>>31857671>>31857665You turn your phone on and set it to search, but the connection is slow here, so..."Please, Hana," You say. "I only wish to know more about you. Please, tell me what you like, tell me what you love, tell me what makes you you.""AD LIB HERE." Sana says with a smile."Honestly, who wrote this?" You ask.She shrugs. "You've seen the kind of junk that's on TV these days. I'm surprised that there's any dialogue at all.""Yeah." You slurp your noodles. "What are you going to say in your audition though?"She shrugs. "Well, I'll make up half of it, but the producer said that he and the director were looking for honesty. I'll just treat it like an online dating profile.""Sounds a little creepy." You say."You should see this girl who's right in front of me." She says. "SHE is intense. But I guess some people treat every audition they're in like that.""I guess." You say.You continue to read the script with her. It still seems creepy to you for some reason.Your phone finally made a connection though. Let's see what it got on Kayako's mom.> Roll 1d20
Rolled 12>>31858005Dun dun dun.
Rolled 5>>31858005That'd better not be The Play. We're busy!
>>31857908>Was hoping we could just go in there with some construction equipment coated with proto-slime while playing some upbeat music to prevent failure, and throw a couple of Sachiko's protective seals, while generally just sliming the shit out of the whole house and the ground in general.That does sound a lot easier and something Daisuke would want to do though. . .>>31857944Could always flush her out and then trap her outside of her home turf with the new Super Trap thing on our car that I think one of us has been working on.
Rolled 9>>31858005Have a ghost roll
>>31858030Part of the problem is that apparently Kayako is just so scary that no one even thinks to resist her.Also she seems to have minor time travel abilities, or at least the ability to construct self-fulfilling prophecies.
>>31858030I don't think one of our three mini-bosses is going to be as simple as "slime it to death", but hell it could be a startI think the mother's the best angle we have, though.
>>31858070>Part of the problem is that apparently Kayako is just so scary that no one even thinks to resist her.Slime and happy music.>>31858098Well, it's not exactly "slime her to death" in so much as we get rid of that house shield she as brick by brick and fight her out in the open. Was thinking we could have Sachiko get a barrel of chalk and a cartload of candles to set up a large containment rune.Oh well, I was just wondering if laying a siege to a haunted house could be easier than walking up past the teeth and into the belly.But if it can't be done, it can't be done.
>>31858005>it still seems creepy to you for some reasonOkay, so I've thought about this, and I think there's three options for what will happen to her at her audition>Option 1: Possession of some kind; within the bonds of the scenario she has no identity, no set character, making her vulnerable.>Option 2: She's getting slotted into a role in some sicko's fantasy. Whether he's a perv, a serial killer, or some kind of practitioner who is going to use her for sacrifice will be seen later>Option 3: This is part of a summoning ritual/ sacrificial rite with some rule about 'the sacrifice must agree in his/her own words' and the script is to channel the conversation in that direction
>>31858193It probably can be done to an extent, and there's nothing to say we can't have someone working on the house from the outside while we work on the inside.Luring out a Legion class entity outside and into the Supertrap (if we have it) is a valid option.
>>31858193>laying siege to a haunted houseThat sounds AWESOME
>>31858025There's not as much as you'd like. She was a full priestess and...that's it. The lack of information is a little telling. Usually there's a bit more, what temple they were at, if there was anything notable about their service, whom she trained, etc. This isn't the records of someone who lived ages ago, this was within your parent's lifetime. There should be more than 'She existed. The End.' "That probably means trouble." Sana says when you explain your concern to her."Were you expecting anything less?" You say. The idea of getting a wrecking ball, covering it in Positive-Slime, and letting physics do the rest is sounding like a better and better plan by the second.Time to see how the others have been doing. You call Sato."Hey man, how're you doing?" He asks."Pretty good, I've got a good idea on how screwed we are." You say. "How about you?""Yeah..." Sato says. "About that..."> Roll 1d20
Rolled 2>>31858289Bad news everyone!
Rolled 17>>31858289>wrecking ballA monster truck is also a valid option
>>31858341"Well, turns out that yokai are really REALLY afraid of Oiwa and her Aspects. They don't even like saying her name. So, when we brought the subject up, they hissed in fear, and slammed the door in our faces...metaphorically and literarily." Sato says. "As the ancients say Ignorance is the safest shield, that works all but once...or something like that.""Alright." You say. "So we've got nothing from them.""Pretty much, yeah." Sato says. "Sorry.""Not your fault. Did Akira behave himself?" You ask."Well, he's not happy and muttering a lot and I'm pretty sure that Rini, and Kali both heard the word 'cowards' more than once, but he's been good. Although I think if we don't get him some ghosts to go to town on, he'll explode.""Yeah, well...I think that won't be a problem." You say."Alright, oh, Rini and her warren of bunnies are crashing here tonight." He said. "They've already taken over your room. Sorry. We've got a couch ready, or you can bunk with me or Akira.""Thanks for the warning." You say. "See you in a bit." You hang up."So," Sana says, finishing up her dinner, and looking at you expectantly to pay the bill. "We heading back?"> "Yeah."> "Yeah...can I crash at your place? Sato and Akira both snore like crazy."> "Well...first I just want to see the house. We're not getting anywhere near it, just a look."> Other
>>31858558You know we know a miko. Maybe stop by Sachiko's to see if she knows anything about Grudgette's mom?
>>31858591Might work and we do need to go back to share info, So yes I concur
>>31858558>Can I crash at your place?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j3okb3kuts>"Hey, when's your audition? I think I might come along.... you know, for moral support."I want to see if any of my three theories are right.
>>31858632I concur and am curious.
>>31858632haha yes this.
>>31858632I don't know where this will end, but I like it.
>>31858591"Yeah, but I want to stop by Sachiko's first." You say. "Okay." She says. You pay and get on the train. As you bump along the rail you look at Sana. "Hey, when's your audition? I think I might come along, you know, for moral support."She smiles at you. "It's in a few days. I'll let you know. Thanks!" She sighs. "You know, I'd be glad if you all came. The director's a perv, the producer's got a creep vibe to him, and that girl I mentioned before is freaky. Having my own set of bodyguards might be helpful."You arrive back in the Reject Zone, see Sana back to her apartment, and then head to the shrine. You knock on the door and the old Kuei-Jin opens the door."Kali not here." He says. "Ur Exorcist no bring trouble of Shard of Hating Goddess here.""I want to see Sachiko." You say."Priestess watching soap on box. Told not disrupt." He says."I'll just be a moment." You say."I understand, Ur Exorcists must speak to priestess." He steps aside."Do you have any plans?" You ask."Told guard door, guarding door." He says."Okay." You say and head into Sachiko's temple.She's watching soaps on her couch. She honestly...kind of looks a little lonely."Oh." She rolls her eyes when she sees you. "It's you. Whaddya want?""I'm interested in this miko, I was wondering if you knew anything?" You ask as you show her the data on Kayako's mother on your phone.> Roll 1d20
Rolled 20>>31859063Aw, oh well. Can always vitis sana's place later.
Rolled 17>>31859063don't fuck up don't fuck up.
Rolled 7>>31859063>>31859077Well looks like we have this shit downor do we?
>>31859077Oh hell yeah!
Rolled 9>>31859063Onegai sashimi
>>31859090Good News, we didn't fuck up!Best Waifu came through.
>>31859205Works for the flyers, works for rolls. Until it doesn't.
>>31859063>director's a perv>producer's got a creep vibe>girl I mentioned before is freakyWell, I guess there was one option I didn't consider: ALL of the previous options could happen at once.
>>31859214Bet it's totally being produced by the Gentlemen's Club.
>>31859214>ALL of the previous options could happen at once.I would literally pay to see that.
Hate to interrupt, but did they manage to save Star's fingers from last time? (It was Star that got cut, right?)
>>31859290Considering that the previous options are; possession, creepy fantasy (which may or may not involve lotion), and some sort of ritual, I think it's plausible.
>>31859296We used proto-slime to heal them back up I think. Thankfully it was only the tips of her fingers I believe.
>>31859077Sachiko's eyes go wide and she drops the can she was drinking out of."Yeah, I know stuff about her." She nods. "I was at her trial.""Trial?""Well, hearing is more accurate I suppose." She says. "We already knew that she was guilty, and the only question was to determine how severe the punishment was going to be.""Punishment for what?" You ask.She frowns and adjusts her shoulders. "It's...not something I can discuss. I would be breaking agreements and vows if I did. I'm already saying a lot more than I should have, and don't play the guessing game with me. I don't want to do that.""Alright, well what can you tell me?" You ask. "It could help us with the ghost we have to take on. You know that evil ghost house, and the spirit Kayako? This is her mother.""Ohhhh, yeah...yeah that explains a lot." Sachiko bites her lip. "Okay, Kayako's mother, whose name I am no longer to speak, was doing something that she really shouldn't have been doing. What's more was that she was doing it in a very dangerous way. So, there was an unofficial hearing. Her punishment was that her title and name were stripped from the priesthood, and she was banished from the temples."(cont)
>>31859690"That's not as helpful as you think." You say."I know." She sighs. "Okay, I was 9 when this happened, so I don't remember much. Kayako wasn't there...I think that was a serious issue actually." She says, her eyes going upward in recollection. "She wasn't there and that was a problem, a big one." She shrugs and then gestures with her finger. "I think I know what I can do to help, and keep to my oath."She gets up and goes into her shrine, and comes back with an old scroll. "This is a loan, you got it? And if there's so much as a hint of slime on it, you'll get an arrow enema. Get it?""Got it.""Good." She hands you the scroll. "I don't know if it'll help, or if that stuff is as real as your stuff is...but I'm far less of a doubter these days.""How do you happen to have this scroll?" You ask."It's not something that's uncommon." She says. "You'll find one of those in most shrines of this size, and bigger. Still, treat it nice."You nod. "Now, get off my couch and go back to your factory. I want to finish my show." She says."Thanks Sachiko." You say, as you leave you give the old Keui-Jin a nod, and look the scroll over. It says 'On the Ritual of Exorcism of the Foulest Humors' You head back across the street, and open the door.Flashing lights, thumping music, large amounts of bubbles, and the sounds of laughter, hooting, and the smell of freely flowing liquor.You close the door.You open the door again.The rabbit girls are having a rave in your home. The music, you now recognize, is a techno/dubstep remix of the 'Ghostbuster's Theme.' You think you see Star crowd surfing, Sato talking to a group of young looking women in skimpy clothing, and Akira in a dark corner with a bottle.You close the door again.You open it again.The image has not changed.> Go to Sana's to crash> Go to Sachiko's to crash> Go inside and get some earplugs> Go inside and join Akira> Go inside and...well...biba jibun!> Other
>>31859705> Akira in a dark corner with a bottle.Poor, poor akiraMan, look at all those choices I want to pick but can only pick one
>>31859705>> Go to Sachiko's to crashWe can share a bed and cuddle.
>>31859705> Go inside and join Akira"I got something that will help." and drink with him
>>31859771Bretheren before Wenches
>>31859761Honestly on any other night I'd say yes, but she's got her soap and she just did a favor for us.
>>31859705Akira or earplugs. Just remember he'll probably be bitter since we did let these creatures into the factory.
>>31859705> Go inside and join AkiraWe would like to party hardWe would love to crash and Sana and/or Sachiko'sBut we gotta stick out for a bro.
>>31859705Hmm.... decisions, decisions.....I still think we should>Go to Sana's to crashBut 28 needs some love....
>>31859809But she looks lonely and needs hugs to forget she's a christmas cake in the reject zone.
>>31859871Yeah pretty much.But really we have GOT to get daisuke some action one dayI hope Yurei is taking part in the party as well. Didn't we have that idea once where she and star would become DJ's and pick songs that are highly positive psychoactive?
>>31859771>>31859785>>31859870>>31859871You make your way through the crowd and sit next to Akira. "I got something that should help." You say, showing him the scroll. "Oh, good." He says. "It would be nice to actually do some ghostBUSTING, wouldn't it?"You hear a cheer, and you see that Kali is in the party as well. She's singing karaoke, 80's karaoke."If they sing Journey, I am burning this place to the ground." Akira says.He offers you the bottle.> Take it> Pass> Take it and drink> Other
>>31860017>Take it and drinkWhite lightning all the way!
>>31860017>> Take it and drink"Don't worry. buddy. We're going to go kick a house's ass later.And between you and me, this house deserves it."
>>31860017>> Take it and drinkThis is the one thing we didn't fail at in college
>>31860017>Make sure to tell Akira that it's on loan and to treat it CAREFULLY, then take a drink
>>31860017Just a belt, we don't wanna get too drunk. And yeah tell him about the house.
>>31860042"Don't worry man," You say as you take a drink. Oh good, Yurei's now on the karaoke screen, playing along as a DJ."We're going to go kick a lot of ghost ass later, including an evil house."You take another drink. You're not sure what this stuff is, but it's really good...and strong."And believe me, this house deserves it." You pass the bottle back.Akira takes another drink. "So, that scroll a magic spell or something?" He drinks again and passes it.You take another drink. "Dunno, but it's on loan, so we have to be careful with it." You pass the bottle back.Akira nods as he takes another drink. "You wanna be able to 'pray' with Sachiko, huh?" He smiles. "Well, I'll drink to violence, and I'll drink to sex." He hands you the bottle."Here here!" You say, and have another drink> Roll 1d6
Rolled 6>>31860173Come on ghost booze.
Rolled 5>>3186017328, I'm starting to think that you didn't get so much kidnapped as you tempted fate by saying something stupid.
>>31860173Have we told him we're going to be tangoing with a Legion yet?
>>31860265If we did he'd probably also be enthusiastic about the whole "wreck ball and proto-slime" idea.
>>31860202You wake up in your own bed. Your head is pounding. You stagger out into the factory floor and see the wreckage.It's not that bad. Get a broom, some paper towels, and a couple of garbage bags, and the place will be back up and running in no time.Star is sleeping, circled up in a beanbag chair, covered in streamers, glitter, and looking all the world like a 80s party queen at rest.You look into Sato's room. He's also passed out, handcuffed to the bed, lipstick and hickeys covering his upper body. His lower body thankfully covered by the sheets. There's a feather boa draped over him.Akira is sleeping, sitting up, on the couch. He's mumbling a song. You vaguely remembering you, him, belting out 'Wheel In The Sky' last night, among other vague memories.Yurei is out of her Chyme and corporeal. She's sleeping with her head in Akira's lap.You see Akria slowly open his eyes, and he looks at you, then down at Yurei. He gives a little 'whatever' shrug, and goes back to sleep.You see the scroll, safely place on a bookshelf, out of the way.You don't know about other forms of exorcism, but right now, the only thing you need to banish evil...is coffee.- - - Across the city, She sees you. You have her book with you after all, a small fraction of a faction of what she is...but it is a piece of her none the less.So she knows you are coming, and she knows you have defeated one of her 'Sisters.' So...she prepares. END EPISODE 15
>>31860453GLAD WE DIDN'T READ THAT.
>>31860453Well I guess Sato got some, at least.And I guess Yurei has a crush on someone who's not us, thank goodness.
>>31860453Damn, even with the bagging and tagging?Ah well, more fun for us, I guess.
>>31860453As the ancienst say "Akira might be after GhostBUSTING, but sato did some serious GhostBANGING"
>>31860453>Yurei is out of her Chyme and corporeal. She's sleeping with her head in Akira's lap.>You see Akria slowly open his eyes, and he looks at you, then down at Yurei. He gives a little 'whatever' shrug, and goes back to sleep.That's goddamned adorable and with a hint of Irony. I love it.
>>31860531We clearly didn't handle it with our Ghostbuster Ectogloves™ and thus the moment our skin came in contact with the book it recognized us and let her track us.
NEXT EPISODETHURSDAY, MAY 8TH, 3-5PM PST
>>31860673Can't wait! Thanks for hosting.Yurei and Akira make it happen
>>31860585>"Kali not here." He says. "Ur Exorcist no bring trouble of Shard of Hating Goddess hereShit, the Kuei-Jin told us exactly what it was and we missed it. Goddamn, I feel stupid for noticing that so late.
>>31860751holy crap your right
>>31860751...well played Ghostmaster. Well fucking played.
>>31860673Do we get a preview???