PREVIOUS EPISODES: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ghost+BustersLAST EPISODE: You continued your tour of the building and experimented with the principles of thermodynamics.- - -The small golden fox with multiple tails is lying on the ground, bleeding from a mangled paw.The large man in the suit with the blue tie has Sato and Star held by the shoulders in a firm grip.The large man in the suit with the red tie, that has half of his little finger chopped off has Akira also in a firm grip by one hand. The other hand is being used you lift you up off the ground by the collar of your jumpsuit."You broke my gun." He growls.You've been in worse situations, honestly...but this one isn't pleasant by any stretch of the imagination.> Try to break free of the Oni's grip> Reach for your neutrona wand and try to blast him.> Apologize> Other
>>33320485>Apologizeand>Other: Ask what we can do to right this grievous wrong we have committed.
>>33320485>> Apologize>>OtherSee if we can treat the fox. A Life Debt is a valuable thing.
>>33320705And making her swear and oath she cannot break never hurt either.
>>33320557>>33320621>>33320705"I am SO incredibly sorry about that." You say. "How can I make this right?""500,000 yen." The Oni says. "That will be sufficient for a replacement, and an apology."Star makes a small sound in the back of her throat. She's the one who's been handling the finances, and it sounds like that's not a friendly number.> "Deal."> Haggle> Go for the wand.> Other
Apologize for our thoughtless actions in destroying the gun, as well as our previous comments implying that supernatural beings aren't allowed to use firearms, which was hypocritical in retrospect.
>>33320843> Go for the wand.
>>33320843It's about $5000. Considering a gun that goes for about $200 in America can run for $4000 - $5000 on the Japanese Black Market, that's about right.>Other Talk to Star, see if we can manage it. I'd rather not fight with the Oni at the moment.
>>33320843>Other"Would you be willing to discuss this later in our office? It's company policy to make sure all the paperwork is filled out properly, and it'd only be fair to treat you with the same equality we do our other clients."
>>33320843Inquire as to whether the gun had.sentimental value or was custom and magically made.If yes, then agree.If not, ask if he would instead accept a replacement firearm of equal or greater quality.It's possible we might be able to pull some strings to get a better price.
>>33320935This, it gives us time to make sure we have the funds we need, and if we don't, we can pay him in installments.
>>33320843Ask if we can discuss this at a slightly later time. We're not welshing, but time is of the essence for the dimwit kitsune and we still haven't beaten the stage boss.
>>33320935Seconded. We'd would have to discuss with our board of directors but we would be happy to compensate him for his loss in a proper manner. We would even write our a formal written apology from the GhostBusters for him to keep.
>>33320935Eh, if we do this, be sure to provide the apology, and make a binding agreement that we will meet with him and provide restitution for damages.caused.To be honest, I'm inclined to just take it. Say that we know how hard it is to get a gun even.if you're a citizen, it can't be easier in his case.
>>33321094We might be broke right now, so it's better this way. Worse comes to worse we go to the bank take out a loan and pay him. I'd rather deal with the bank than him.
>>33321071Not really, all we need to do is say yes and apologize.That.would be the fastest.way of getting out of here.It just means we'll need to work harder after this.
>>33320843Thank him for his generosity, provide a sincere apology, then inquire whether he'd like to discuss the matter of restitution at our office or right now.If now, then call the office and ask Sana if she can put the money together, maybe ask Kali for a loan.
>>33321401"We should have some of that gold we got from beating the Rage Spirit that one time, even if that's still a job not yet finished."
>>33320935You nod in agreement. "That's perfectly acceptable. Would you be willing to discuss this later in our office? It's company policy to make sure all the paperwork is filled out properly, and it'd only be fair to treat you with the same equality we do our other clients."The red tie looks at blue tie. The blue tie nods.The oni releases you and you drop to the floor."Tomorrow. 500,000. No excuses." The oni says."Do you take checks?" Star asks. "Because, we have the money, but getting it into liquid assets will require slightly more time."The red oni looks at the blue oni.The blue oni nods. "Cashier check or direct transfer money orders."Star nods. "That's do able. Also, we may have to pay part of it in other assets, such as gold."Both men's eyebrows go up and they smile toothy jagged smiles."That is acceptable." The red oni says.You pull yourself up and point at the kitsune on the ground. "May I please go treat her?" You ask.The men shrug. They don't care.You go over to the fox. Damn, trauma, shock, blood loss, torn flesh, broken bones. This isn't good. This is outside your knowledge as an Undecided/Medical Drop-Out Student.She's still alive, though. Barely, and not for long if you do nothing.> You've got some decent painkillers left in the medkit. It'll mean Akira won't have any more for when you fight Mitsuko, but it'll help the kitsune pass on without any pain.> You can try to save her life. It's not going to be easy, or pretty. The only option you have is to use a tourniquet, and amputate the shredded remains of her paw/hand, then close the stump up. There's so, SO many things that can go wrong with this. But you want to try.> Walk away. She shot Akira, so she dies by way of the same gun. You've got bigger fish to fry, and kitsune aren't known for honoring debts.> Other
>>33321667Those oni, man. Don't piss them off.
>>33321667I vote for the arduous surgery. Bitch shot Akira AND she has info we need. She lives, if only to suffer in the future.
>>33321439There is that.My point is that we're really getting off light here and shouldn't waste time and test their patience by haggling.
>>33321667We're a ghostbuster. But we're not cruel. We've learned if we can save something, and try to convince it that what it's doing is a bad idea, we'll try. We're suckers for the outsiders, the rejects. She may be no different, in the end. We use what medical knowledge we can. Better to lose a hand, than your life.
>>33321667>You can try to save her life.Save the barbiturates for our bro.
>>33321667>> You can try to save her life. It's not going to be easy, or pretty. The only option you have is to use a tourniquet, and amputate the shredded remains of her paw/hand, then close the stump up. There's so, SO many things that can go wrong with this. But you want to try.Ask her if she wants us to save her life.If she can respond, make her swear herself to us. She might have rejected the Gods, but she can still be bound by them.If she's unconscious or something, do it anyway, but keep an eye out on her.
>>33321789yeah, if we can bind her so she won't just betray us and give us the info we need for saving her life, do it.
>>33321667>try to save herEven if we did not take our path, we will save her, for intel.Really we don't want to sit here and watch someone die. In the heat of battle, sure, but not like this.
>>33321769>>33321779>>33321789Okay, she's out cold and in fox form. This makes some things easy, and some things less so.First things first, do you want to give her some painkillers? (Less than you would give her if you were trying to ease her pain, so Akira still has some for himself.)It could possibly help her through the trauma of the surgery and ease her shock, you think.Or it could make things that much worse as her body reacts poorly to them.> Give her the pain killers. Roll 1d10> Don't give her the pain killers and go straight to the tourniquet.> Other (For those who do have medical knowledge, and know what is ideal, you'll have to make a roll to see if Daisuke knows it.)
>>33321979>No painkillers, we aren't skilled enough to do anything but the tourniquet reliably.
Rolled 1>>33321979Painkillers, can't have her wake up and thrash around at a bad time.
>>33322024I'm trying to look it up exactly, but I'm believe there is a significant difference between over the counter painkillers and the anesthetics they use for surgical operations.If she is in shock, the effect it has on her heartrate and bloodpressure could be devastating.
>>33321979>Don't give her the pain killers and go straight for the tourniquet.Who knows what the painkillers could do to her. They sure as hell weren't designed with foxes in mind.
>>33321979>Don't give her the pain killers and go straight to the tourniquet.
>>33321979Yeah I don't think the medicine is for foxes, or for this specific purpose.
>>33322082>>33322042>>33322019No painkillers. Way way too many things that can go horribly wrong. You get the medical supplies out to make a tourniquet, this you know how to do and there's the right stuff in here.You tie off the leg and the blood flow does slow and stop, thankfully.Her breathing is very shallow.Okay, now you have to cut off the damaged part. This is going to be a bitch."Sato, Star, get ready to hold her down while I do this." You say. You get the disinfectant spray and a match to sterilize the tool you're going to use.> There's a dinky little scalpel in the medical kit. It's the most accurate tool, but this thing wasn't meant for heavy-duty amputation.> You have a regular survival knife. It's got the heft and power to do this job in one or two chops. Of course, that's probably not the ideal method.> Screw using knives, you can use the proton pack, altering a few dials and you can use it to burn off the wound, and cauterize it as well. This is probably not a good idea in general...however, it could be worth the risk.> Other
While we try to save the kitsune's life, have the others look for the freight elevator to see if we can make it safe to bring the Yomi-1 up. It would be useful in the upcoming fight because of the super-slammer. Also, it may be useful as a makeshift ambulance so that our patient can get some proper medication and tell us more about what is going on.
>>33322352I would've liked Yurei to have flown down there to drive it up here like Slimer drove one of the ghostbusters via bus in the movie, unfortunately Yurei is still suffering from the effects of anti PKE outside the chyme and we're giong to have to deal with it back at the base.
>>33322345> You have a regular survival knife. It's got the heft and power to do this job in one or two chops. Of course, that's probably not the ideal method.
>>33322345>survival knife>soak her in posi slime, might help
>>33322345>Screw using knives, you can use the proton pack, altering a few dials and you can use it to burn off the wound, and cauterize it as well. This is probably not a good idea in general...however, it could be worth the risk.Will the dice gods look on in favor? If she dies it just means she won't come after us to exact revenge.
>>33322345Can we try both knives?The scalpel for the flesh and the combat knife for the bone?
>>33322345Even supposing could dial the Neutrino it to the right frequency, her paranormal and PKE infused body could interfere with it.>>33322505Slime can be fickle, and can be both harmful and helpful depending on the person or ghost or what have you.However, it DOES respond to music and emotional feels.If we're no longer worried about hiding, we can play some kind of appropriate music that would likely keep her staying alive.>>33322580I'm trying to recall something where if you manage to ensare and trap a Kitsune, they can't escape unless you let them. If she lives not letting her go until we're sure she'll never lift a finger against us.>>33322630I'm in favor of this
This is a problem. All of them have perks and flaws. We may HAVE to use all three to do it properly. The scalpel to cut the flesh, the survival knife to cut the bone, and I don't think we are going to get around using the proton pack for the cauterization.
>>33322470>>33322505You grab the large survival knife and prep it. You also get the scalpel ready as well, just in case. But you're going to start with the larger knife.Now, where to cut?> Cut at the end of the mangled flesh, it'll take a bit of fineness, and you'll have to saw through the bone, but you'll save the majority of her arm.> Cut at the elbow joint. It's quick, you don't have to saw through any bone, and it's quick. However, she'll lose most of her arm.> Other
http://www.brainstuffshow.com/blog/how-to-cut-off-your-own-arm-in-an-emergency/We should break the bone first using leverage, and then do the cutting part with the scapel.http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/how-and-when-to-cauterize-a-woundNext light a fire in a metal bin or something nearby, or use our proton pack, to heat up the hunting knife very hot, and then quickly apply it to the wound to cauterize it. This removes the risk of the Proton stream thing being fucked up by her paranormal body.
>>33322873>OtherCut a few inches below the mangled flesh. This will allow us to make a skin envelope for the stump.
>>33322877Well, at least you did some research.>>33322873Try to break off the bone a few inches behind the mangled flesh using leverage, like a table corner or something sturdy. Use the scalpel to cut off the mangled arm, and then heat up the hunting knife with fire or the proton pack to cauterize the wound.
>>33322873>OtherSupporting this >>33322877As a med student, I'd hope that this kind of trauma training would come in pretty early.
>>33322877If you want to go that way, you're gonna have to roll to see if Diasuke knows this stuff.And before you ask, there's too much PKE interference to use your phones for web browsing, and Sana and the others are busy making sure that there aren't any follow up attacks on the Containment Unit, so they're not available to look up the information. Your phone connection is spotty at best, as well.This is pretty basic trauma surgery, so I'll give you a decent chance.> Roll 1d8
Rolled 6>>33323038Oh lawdy, no ghost rollin', we pray.
Going with this guy>>33322877Considering they did some proper research, it would be best to go with that.
Rolled 1>>33323038Hawkeye Pierce have mercy.
>>33323096Does that count?
>>33323096NOBODY ELSE ROLL
>>33323133Don't worry, it's the first three rolls
>>33323096Thank you Alan Alda!>>33323120>>33323133Cut off's at three IIRC
>>33323084LONG happy nervous laughter
Rolled 8>>33323096You know how to do this. You KNOW how to do this!But it isn't gonna be pretty."Use your proton pack to heat this." You say as you hand Star the knife as you take off yours.You prop the limb up, using your pack to give you some leverage. Then with a sharp CRACK you break the bone and then swiftly slice off the excess flesh and tendons with the scalpel.The little fox winces and whimpers as you further traumatize her body. Her breathing speeds up, and...
>>33323237>>33323253Yeah, but that was HER roll...
Alright guys, at the end of the quest, we're totally deciding to go to America to /finish/ our medical career and become Dr. Daisuke, like we were meant to.
>>33323338Probably not to die or something like that, I think.
>>33323338Presumably she would want to roll in favour of not going into shock.
>>33323237Then regulates and goes back to strained again.You take the heated knife and press down on the wound. There's a hissing sound and then you pull it away, with a few specks of burnt flesh on the blade.Star and Sato let go of the fox, and suddenly there's a kitsune laying on the ground, looking at the burnt stump that was her wrist and hand."Don't move." You say, as you bandage it up.She narrows her eyes at you and sneers. "Stupid choice, mortal.""We saved your life." Star says."Fuck you. I owe you nothing, I will tell you nothing. I will see you, and your families, dead and rotting." She says. She turns her head to look at the Oni. "Take me home.""This would fulfill our debt." Blue Tie says."Fine. I've had enough of this place, and these fools." She spits in your face. "I'll see you in Hell, Ghostbuster.""Can she be moved?" The Oni asks you.You slowly wipe your face clean. "Yes." You say. "Though she should probably get some serious medical treatment."The Oni nods as he picks up the Kitsune in his large arms. "We will be at your place tomorrow to collect on our debt. Also, thank you for aiding her. If she died, we would be remiss in our own debts. It does not change our own bargain, but it shows your character, and we appreciate character."The Oni turn to leave.The Kitsune shoots you all one of the nastiest grins you've ever seen in your life. "Bye bye, Ghostbusters. Give Mistuko my regards! I hope she kills you all."> Let them go, maybe give the ungrateful bitch a pity comment.> Stop the Oni from leaving with the Kitsune.> Turn your back on them and go to the stairs, or see if the freight elevator can handle YOMI.> Other
>>33323598(I actually have to step out for a while. At least 4 hours. If the thread is still here when I get back, I'll continue it.)
>>33323598>Turn your back on them and go to the stairs, or see if the freight elevator can handle YOMI.We're done here, let's focus on what we came for.
>>33323598>Let them go, maybe give the ungrateful bitch a pity comment"Stick to your ways and we'll stick to ours. You have already been punished by the gods, do not make it worse."
>>33323598>Stop the Oni from leaving with the Kitsune."Wait! What was that about Inari being gone? Sirs, you appeared to have not been told about the kami's condition as well. Now that her condition is stable, perhaps we should ask her to clarify her earlier statement?"If the oni say they can't delay, then go with> Turn your back on them and go to the stairs, or see if the freight elevator can handle YOMI.
>Othersay that we at least know what we are doing.Then turn our back and see if the freight elevator can handle YOMI. We should REALLY try and get that thing up here.
>>33323598Let them go with a parting shot."And I hope your boss is the understanding sort.and doesn't jump to conclusions after seeing you got your life.saved by a loathsome ur-excorsist. They'll totally give you the benefit of the doubt."
>>33323771>>33323813Guys, remember, show some proper character. The oni are still here, and they're still judging us.
>>33323838Good point. Skip the trash talk and let's get cracking.
>>33323838Good point. How about we genuinely ask if there's something we can do to verify that she didn't talk because we didn't go through all that trouble to see her killed by her.own superiors.
>>33323933If it's phrased properly, perhaps as a doctor advising a recalcitrant patient, it might work."Look, before you leave in a huff, are you sure that you'll be safe at home? Putting aside that you still need medical treatment, I don't think your boss is the type to forgive failure, right?"If Akira, the kitsune, or the oni ask why we're showing so much concern to a person who tried to kill us and threatened us already:"I'm a doctor; or at least, I was in training to be one. I treated you, you're my patient."Of course, the whole 'Do no harm' thing conflicts with the 'JUSTICE, no matter the cost' thing Daisuke has going.
>>33323881>>33323838We don't have to trash talk her, but there are some questions we'd at least like to acknowledge, and in the least there are things we can say that won't diminish our character."Excuse us, Sirs, but we are curious about Inari, It appeared to have not been told about the kami's condition as well. Now that her condition is stable, you or we may or may not be entitled to ask."Also>genuinely ask if there's something we can do to verify that she didn't talk because we didn't go through all that trouble to see her killed by her.own superiors.And lastly, maybe something along the lines of"As the gods our witness today, we saved the life of one who tried to slay us and means to slay us. Let them deal with what is just."After this, we should give the Oni a respectful bow before we part ways.
I like these Oni. Such refined businessmen.
>>33324090I suppose that's reasonable enough, so I'll support it.
>>33324090The last one, I'm not too sure about. Generally, you're supposed to doing something to catch the kamis' attention. And make sure that you've got an offering, sort of like a non-refundable fee just to talk with an attorney, regardless of whether they'll take your case or not.I think we can leave the last one out; the oni will provide a report to their oyabun, as well as among their gumi, and that kind of information travels fast enough. Intentionally bringing attention to something like that is considered impolite in Japanese culture.
>>33324090Eh, seems too melodramatic, and there are better ways of figuring out what's with Inari.I'd prefer we just get on with things.
>>33324248Ah, very well then.
>>33324248Good point, let's skip the latter part.Maybe just ask if we can have a cryptic riddle about what became of Inari?
>>33324326>there are better ways of figuring out what's with Inari.I dunno. I mean, our local miko hasn't heard from the Association of Shinto Shrines that there's a problem with the kami, nor has the P-COC.
>>33323838Really good point. We do not want that whole escapade to be a shaggy dog story. Diasuke has his morals. He is not one to just send somebody to their deaths. The university thing was not sending others to their deaths by train delays, that was revealing a secret that never should have been kept.
>>33324397>Maybe just ask if we can have a cryptic riddle about what became of Inari?Fuck that, riddles suck ass. Might as well not ask.
>>33324410In fact, the only reason Daisuke allowed those deaths to happen was because he sticking to his morales and not shirking off what was necessary.Because right and wrong isn't a matter of calculating the value of life. Something isn't right or wrong just because one action kills less or more people than another.It doesn't matter whether his actions would've led to 1, or two, or ten, or a hundred, or a thousand, or even a million dead.We would have done it all the same, because it is the right thing to do.
>>33324490We should really stop killing living beings who want to surrender, then.
>>33324513That was most unfortunate.Ironically, we ended up killing the ones who wanted to surrender and saved the life of the ones who still are trying to kill us.
Does anybody know what we are going to do to get the YOMI up the elevator without being attacked? And who is going to go down the elevator to drive it?
>>33323598>Turn your back on them and go to the stairs, or see if the freight elevator can handle YOMI.What floor are we on?
>>33324549Well, since we've secured the 30th floor, we could crack open the elevator and slime the motors lightly to make sure they aren't touched.As for who goes down, maybe us and Sato, while Star and Akira stay up here and hunker down.Man, I really want the Yomi up too and we are this close.
>>33324549We could try to coat the elevator car and shaft in posi-slime, though that'll only work against ghosts, and direct interference by youkai. They could still try to do things like use tools and weapons to cut the cables. Sato and us to go get YOMI, and Akira and Star to keep watch on the elevator shaft.
>>33324513>>33324541We were gonna probably accept that spider-girls surrender but Akira got jumpy.Also I think we've got some thinking to do after this.
>>33324513>>33324541If you are talking about the spider lady, we were giving the one who was seeming to surrender a change when AKIRA killed it. With the Kappa and Weasels, I think we were just to rage-filled at our sister's kidnapping.
>>33323598Alright, so we seem to have a consensus that we will:1. Politely ask the Oni to stop from leaving with the kitsune.2. Ask about Inari, and ask the kitsune to reconsider just going straight home."Wait! What was that about Inari being gone? Sirs, you appeared to have not been told about the kami's condition as well. Now that her condition is stable, perhaps we should ask her to clarify her earlier statement?""Look, before you leave in a huff, are you sure that you'll be safe at home? Putting aside that you still need medical treatment, I don't think your boss is the type to forgive failure, right?""I'm a doctor; or at least, I was in training to be one. I treated you, you're my patient."Then we check out the freight elevator.
>>33324649Works for me.
>>33324649No, I'd rather not do that at all.The Oni will speak on her behalf, and if she tells us -anything- she really could get in trouble with her boss.Let's just let them go and move forward.
>>33324624>With the Kappa and Weasels, I think we were just to rage-filled at our sister's kidnapping.Not exactly. With the Kappa and Weasels, we just killed them during the course of the fight.Pure self-defense. They made no shows or attempts to surrender.The spider, I'll grant that Akira is the one acting like an Imperial Japanese Army grunt during the occupation of China, not Daisuke. There's probably some ethical guidelines in the Manual concerning living supernatural entities, and whether we accept surrenders or not.
>>33324694>if she tells us -anything- she really could get in trouble with her boss.Alright, I can see that.So simply ask the Oni about it tomorrow when they come to pick up their check?As for warning the kitsune about going straight home possibly to be made an example of, though, I think it's still something that should be said. I'll concede on the question about Inari, but I'll stand firm with Daisuke trying to be a good doctor.
If and when we do address Akira, let's leave out the ethical bits entirely and focus on the practical aspects of maintaining trigger discipline. Last time we were lucky the spider was a non-vital without any important information, but next time we may not be so lucky so we cannot risk the improper destruction of potential vital assets.
>>33324649We could just pump the Oni for information tomorrow, when they are no longer bound.
>>33324756Technically she said 'home' she might not live with her boss.Also it could be considered disrespectful to impugn the reputation of her superiors while for all they know, they really might watch out for each other.
>>33324649That works for me.>>33324695The Weasles were during the course of the fight, but I personally think it was a heat of the moment thing, seeing as it was the one trying to convince us to enter the apartment.
I remember that there was somebody saying that we could blow a hole in the roof so that we could make use of the YOMI. Would Boson Darts or proton stream work better at making a hole in the roof without bringing it down in top of us?
Consensus appears to be shifting to:Don't bring up Inari, ask the Oni about it tomorrow.Still undecided about whether to warn the kitsune to be careful.
>>33324649Drop the Inari part. And don't make assumptions about her boss.
>>33324918Eh, maybe just give her general advice to stay out of danger until she recovers fully?
>>33324792Yeah, Akira is our best soldier and we shouldn't taper down his purpose that has saved our asses far too many times. At the same time, we need to keep him in line without explicitly insulting his character.
>>33324918Don't bring up Inari, and we've already told her to be careful.There's not really much else we can do with her.
Keeping this thread active so that the story can continue.
Still here, still watching.Activity bump.Will be here till you get back.
A little after the fact, but just let the fox go and don't say anything else. Timing isn't right.
>>33326222Yeah I can agree with this.
>>33326537You just strap your pack on and motion for the others to follow you."Come on," You say. "We've got more important things to worry about.""You okay, Akira?" Star asks as you all make your way towards the Freight Elevator.Akira makes a grunt. "She shot me, we chopped off her hand. I'm good...although I think I could use another pill."Star hands him some more painkillers. "I'm impressed that you've been so good about this.""Pain helps me focus." He adjusts his shoulder. "Daisuke did a good job, I'm not leaking or anything.""Thanks." You say."Guys," Sato says from around the corner. "I found the freight elevator.""Good news or bad news?""Well..."> Roll 4d6, the next 3 rolls are valid, the highest total is the one that plays.
Rolled 4, 6, 3, 1 = 14>>33327352
Rolled 2, 1, 4, 2 = 9>>33327352You're killing us here with these d6's.Are Ghost Rolls really supposed to be this bad in the actual Ghostbusters RPG?
Rolled 1, 2, 6, 5 = 14>>33327352Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.
>>33327379>>33327384High card wins… if this were say, poker.
>>33327384Tie goes to one without Ghost Rolls, right guys? R-right?
>>33327431Depends weither a 4 is higher or lower then a 5 in our dear QM's book. After all, Anons, he'd never want to hurt us, right?
And we are back! Now let's get that car up here!
>>33327379"Well, the good news is that we can fit YOMI in here, and the elevator is working." Sato says. "No idea if it can handle taking an entire van up or not, but we've done crazier things.""What's the bad news?" Akira asks."The only access to the roof are the regular elevators and some stairs, none of them can even REMOTELY fit YOMI." Sato says, pointing at a stairwell. "Sorry."Akira looks up at the roof. "Could we just...make a hole?"Sato shrugs. "I don't know. Remember, there's a whole rooftop garden above us. That means a couple feet of dirt at least, not to mention all the masonry and metal of the roof proper.""We've blown up bigger things." Star says."Yeah, but they weren't the most solid of items. It's one thing to torch a truck, these packs weren't designed to bore through ten to twelve feet of dirt, rock, masonry, and metal." Sato says."I'm sure P-COC's reciprocal insurance is thankful for that." Star says."Could there be weak spots?" Akira asks.Sato shrugs. "Maybe, but the longer we spend docking around, the longer Mitsuko has to prepare, and if there are any leftover yokai that we missed, they could come back up and attack us.""But we'd have access to YOMI." Akira says. "We'll get a hole in the roof when we get up there and we'll have the super slammer.""Yeah, in ONE spot on the roof." Sato says. "With the slammer, one spot's all we need." Akira says."True, but I say we just go up there and take her on. Once Mitsuko's down, they'll scatter.""What if we brought YOMI up...and then brought the roof DOWN to us?" Star asks. "Just blow it from down here?""You want to cause enough structural damage to collapse an entire floor...while BENEATH it?" Sato says. "Congratulations, Akira. You no longer have the worst plan of the day.""I know, but who KNOWS what Mitsuko has for us, up there?" Star says. "This way we force her to change on the fly, and ghosts don't improvise well.""She's got a point." Akira says.(Cont)
>>33327790> Sato has the right idea. Fussing with YOMI will waste time and be too risky. Let's just go up top now.> I like Akira's plan, lets get that van up here and blow the roof from on top. The super slammer's a trump card we really need in this fight.> Star's idea isn't a bad one. Keep the fight on our terms, as crazy as they can be. Plus, if we can get YOMI's proton cannon working, it'll put us on the dominant side of firepower.> Other
>>33327834>Star's idea isn't a bad one. Keep the fight on our terms, as crazy as they can be. Plus, if we can get YOMI's proton cannon working, it'll put us on the dominant side of firepower.Crazy enough to work, right? LET'S DO IT!
>>33327834>Sato has the right idea. Fussing with YOMI will waste time and be too risky. Let's just go up top now.Mitzy might teleport us to another dimension, and all that effort might be for naught.
>>33327834>Star's idea isn't a bad one. Keep the fight on our terms, as crazy as they can be. Plus, if we can get YOMI's proton cannon working, it'll put us on the dominant side of firepower.Well, actually it IS a bad idea, but that's never stopped GhostBusters before.
>>33327834>Sato has the right idea. Fussing with YOMI will waste time and be too risky. Let's just go up top now.Eh, I'm pretty sure we won't be able to bring out a trump card without a counter trump card.
>>33327905What do you mean?
>>33327834> Star's idea isn't a bad one. Keep the fight on our terms, as crazy as they can be. Plus, if we can get YOMI's proton cannon working, it'll put us on the dominant side of firepower.I love this plan! I'm excited to be a part of it! LET'S DO IT!
>>33327849>>33327881>>33327963Of course we'll be sure to blow out the outer parts of the building while leaving the support stuff directly above us alone.
>>33327790>Sato has the right idea. Fussing with YOMI will waste time and be too risky. Let's just go up top now.It's just.. so many rolls and so many ways to go bad.
Rolled 1>>33327834Rolled 1> Star's idea isn't a bad one. Keep the fight on our terms, as crazy as they can be. Plus, if we can get YOMI's proton cannon working, it'll put us on the dominant side of firepower.Rolled 2> Sato has the right idea. Fussing with YOMI will waste time and be too risky. Let's just go up top now.
>>33327963>>33327881>>33327849You smile and point to Star. Star grins and claps her hands excitedly."And the day came, when Akira was NOT the one who came up with the most destructive, violent, and probably idiotic plan." Sato says. "As the ancients say "Even the kindest of caterpillars can eat a hole in a wooden table...or something like that.""Give me a break. I got shot, I've lost blood, and I'm on pain meds." Akira says. "I'm not at my best.""Okay. Now that the grousing is done," Star says. "Two teams. One has to go down and get YOMI, the other team stays up here and figures out how and where we bring the roof down."> I'll go get Yomi. I'll do it solo/take Sato/Star/Akira.> I'll stay up here. Sato/Star/Akira, goes to get the van, and S/S/A stays up here with me.> Other
>>33328094>> I'll go get Yomi. I'll take Sato.Star, you ought to keep an eye on Akira and go around and look at the support pillars to this structure.
>>33328094>I'll go get Yomi. I'll take Sato.Akira should be on rearguard, and it was Star's idea so I want her where she can refine the plan vs heading into what will probably become a combat zone. Plus if we need a Dynamic Entry Sato is best choice for shotgun.
>>33328094Now matter what, we should probably stay with Akira. He should be in our care in his current state.Star, Sato, get down there.
>>33328129The synchronicity is starting to freak me out a little bit. Are you me from the future or something?
>>33328144Maybe we'll get to renact the preview of that big monster truck scene we missed out on for the gameshow in the Bone Breaker chapter.
>>33328169"Wait a bit and find out." It's what you told me last time.
>>33328150Yeah I have to agree with this, that we should probably stick with Akira.
>>33328494I dunno, he seems to be doing ok and I think we should be where the action is.
>>33328494>>33328150and>>33328129>>33328144So we've got another split vote. Anyone want to push it one way or the other?
>>33328542I still think we should head down with Sato, but I already voted so I dunno if that's worth anything.
>>33328542I feel that there is little we could do any better than Star could if Akira's condition worsens, being that all we have are painkillers, and that we ought to go down and get the Yomi while star who proposed the plan refines it it out.
>>33328608Before we leave, let's place Akira in a stable comfortable position a considering his situation.
>>33328665You check Akira over before you head down with Sato. It's...well it isn't bleeding or putting out puss or anything like that. So you take that as a good sign. You refresh his bandages and he nods that he's okay to keep working.You and Sato get on the elevator."Becareful with my baby." Akira says to you two. "If it falls down this hole, I'm dropping you two down next.""Yeah, yeah." You say.Sato presses the button and the doors close.It's a freight elevator, so it doesn't stop on many floors. Just once in each section by the maintenance centers.Hopefully it isn't going to stop on any of those floors as remnants of the yokai force try to get one last hit in...> Roll 1d12
Rolled 9>>33328919If we roll a ghost roll we better get that mandatory "opens door to see a freight train barreling down" haunting.
Rolled 5>>33328919Please no fours!
Rolled 1>>33328919>Hopefully it isn't going to stop on any of those floors as remnants of the yokai force try to get one last hit in...With a line like that, I'm pretty sure ghost rolls are guaranteed.
>>33328961Nope! No ghost rolls here! I just hope a 9 is good enough for whatever it is.
>>33328931The elevator reaches the bottom floor without incident.Sato and you walk out onto the plaza, YOMI is still there. Two of the weasel bodies aren't though. One is."They must have been only stunned." Sato says. "Or something else ate them, or they dissolved.""Get ready for an ambush." You say.You both wait, and there's nothing."Maybe most of them got the hint and took off. Didn't want to end up like the others." Sato says. "If what you're saying about Sana and the others defending the base..." He shrugs. "I dunno.""Well, despite what Akira says," you say. "I don't think all Yokai are like these assholes.""Yeah, Akira went WAY aggro on that spider, didn't he?" He sighs. "Anyway, let's see if we can't get YOMI into the elevator."He opens the door to the van.> Roll 2d6
Rolled 5, 2 = 7>>33329072Now you're just looking for opportunities to fuck with us, right?
Rolled 4, 1 = 5>>33329072Nnn.
Rolled 2, 3 = 5>>33329072And then ghosts
Rolled 2, 5 = 7>>33329072We're fucked to the point of fucked.
Rolled 6, 5 = 11>>33329104>>33329106Only one 4 out of six rolls, hopefully nothing too terrible will happen, right?
>>33329141I don't think you get what ghost rolls mean.
>>33329208I know something awful is going to fuck us up, but at least we didn't get 4s on all six rolls is my point.
>>33329248I don't think the number of ghost rolls really matter?
>>33329304Maybe, maybe not, I assumed they were like 1s in other games where multiple crit fails usually equals instant Fun in the DF sense of the word.
>>33329337Nah, you only need one Ghost Roll I'm pretty sure.It might not even effect us, and might instead involve whatever Star and Akira are doing.Such is the power of the Ghost Roll.
>>33329104"Uhh, Sato?" You say."What?" He asks as he gets YOMI charged up. "We're looking good, the super slammer's charge must have scared off the yokai, did the same thing to them that it did to Yurei.""Yeah, but I don't think they decided to leave our fifth member unharmed." You say."Isn't Yurei our fifth member? Wait, we had YOMI first...actually, we had YOMI before you actually, so you cou-""Sato!" You say.He comes out of YOMI and looks at you. "What?"You point at YOMI...particularly her tires.Her slashed tires."Son of a bitch." Sato says. "Now I don't feel so bad about that spider.""Do we have a spare?" You ask."One." Sato says. "Ah dammit! They got them all!"> Well, it's just a short trip to the elevator. We'll replace one tire and...hope that the rims don't catch on fire.> Well, let's see if we can unhook the cannon or the slammer and bring them up.> We'll run outside and grab some tires and bring them back.> Other
>>33329401>Well, it's just a short trip to the elevator. We'll replace one tire and...hope that the rims don't catch on fire.No time, gotta go fast!
>>33329401>Well, let's see if we can unhook the cannon or the slammer and bring them up.
>>33329401>Well, let's see if we can unhook the cannon or the slammer and bring them up.YOMI's already messed up from our grand Hazzard County style entrance. Less further harm to the vehicle. Less harm, less repair costs, less enmity from our teammates.We can't just grab any tires. Gotta size it.Or we can just ditch it, but we're already down there, so…
>>33329491But more time, which is rather of the essence at the moment, plus I doubt we can carry both and I would rather not be forced to choose.
>>33329401Can we levitate it into the elevator?
>>33329524Not with only two of you.
>>33329419>>33329491>>33329523>>33329524Better yet, you know how in the movie they put Slime in a toaster, played some music, and POP comes out fresh toast? Or the walking statue of liberty?We could put some slime on the tires and damage, turn on the YOMI's radio and one of stars 80's CD's, and with a bit of prayer she'll make it through. We're already halfway therehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk
>>33329535Similarly I'll wager that we can't do the same with both the Super Slammer and the Cannon.Well, it was kind of a ridiculous idea anyway.
>>33329549I like this idea, let's try it. At least now we have some precedent to go off of.
>>33329549Slime on tires… yes. That works for punctures, but slashes? Worth a shot. Dice gods, be kind.http://youtu.be/HSh73d3TZcA
>>33329594They won't be. I hope you like d6s.
>>33329524>>33329535>>33329551The rookie alone was able to lift a large building support steel bar that would've been close to half the weight of your average car, and definitly heavier than the super slammer or the proton cannon.Nuclear power is a powerful thing.
>>33329594>>33329616Better than nothing at least.
>>33329616We eat d6s for breakfast.
>>33329618https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh50WZM-7nQ>0:50He's holding it in the air and tossing it aside like it was paper.
>>33329549You snap your fingers. "I've got an idea." You say."What?""Sealant.""Tire sealant? I guess that would work, but we don't have any of that in the kit...or if we do I don't think one can is...ohhhhhhh." He smiles when he sees that you've turned on the slime blower attachment. "Yeah....yeah that could work!"You and Sato spend a little time pumping YOMI's tires full with posi-slime, and patching it closed with chemical sealant as best you can."Well, I suppose it'll keep it rolling long enough for this, and to get it back home when this is done." He nods. "Good idea, man.""Not done yet." You go to the stereo in the car. "What has Star got...oh no..." You wince as you see the cd that Star has set in the car. "How bad?""Well...the music video did have cars in it." You muse. "What is it?""Taaaaaakkkeeee onnnn meeeeeeee." You sing.Sato groans. "You SURE that's not a song of evil?""Only when Star tries to hit that high note." You say.You turn on the music and A-Ha's classic hit starts to play.Sato gets into the driver's seat, revs the engine and tries to steer it into the elevator.> Roll 3d8 for driving, the tires, and to see if the elevator can hold YOMI. First three are valid, highest score plays.
Rolled 4, 6, 7 = 17>>33329711IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII'llBeeeeeeeGoooooneIN A DAY OR TWOOOOOO!
Rolled 7, 3, 8 = 18>>33329711Mildly better than a d6.Still doomed.
>>33329733Please win! Next guy, don't roll higher.
Rolled 2, 6, 6 = 14>>33329711Come on dice!
>>33329733Looks like the tires just barely work.
Rolled 6, 4, 5 = 15>>33329733Looks like we did it!
>>33329766Maybe. We only got a 3 out of 8 for the tires, and that's arguably the most important part.
>>33329762Good enough I say!
>>33329669That's good. At least we know if somoone's trapped by fallen building rubble we won't be out of luck
>>33329799I bet we can make it to the elevator at least, which means we at least have a shot at pulling this whole thing off.
>>33329669That kind of weight accelerating and decelerating at that speed it's really a wonder why he had such a hard time pulling it out of the supports in the first place, unless he had to rip it off when it was bolted down.
>>33329733The elevator dings open on the 30th floor and you mercifully switch off the radio."Well, we didn't fall to our deaths." Sato says as the car rolls out of the room. "That's a plus.""The tires are oozing, and throbbing." You say."In a good way or a bad way?" Sato asks."There's a difference in throbbing?" You ask."Well, I'd call a heartbeat a good throbbing...unless I'm inside a...okay yeah, throbbing isn't GREAT but...are they going to come alive and eat us?""No.""Then why are you worried?" Sato says."Because I want to not GET eaten." You say."Hey!" Star says to you two as you carefully drive YOMI into the hall where you dealt with the kitsune and Oni. "You got it up here! Awesome.""Why are my tires throbbing?" Akira asks. "Did...did you slime my tires?!""More like your tires ARE slime at this point." Akira says. "They had been damaged and needs must. Any luck on our breach point?"Akira nods and points up. "As far as we can tell from the PKE and what little intel we could get from the maintenance schematics that were posted on the janitor's closet walls, the koi pond is right above us.""It's the best place, we just have to punch through the roof, and the bottom of the lake has been rusting in filthy rainwater already. Everywhere else we're fighting through heavier supports and dirt.""Plus smashing the koi pond won't cause the entire building to fall in on itself, there's no support pillars, as you can see." Akira says, gesturing to the empty room."But, isn't the ghosts' whole deal is that she can control water?" Sato asks."And NOW you see the one flaw." Akira says. "There's no other entry point?" You ask."Nope. Not without risking caving in the entire roof." Star says. She sighs. "I'm sorry, and you got Yomi up here and everything, this wasn't a good plan."> It's okay Star, we'll keep YOMI here and punch through the koi pond on the roof down here.> It's still a good plan. We're doing it. Get ready for a bath.> Other
>>33329905>It's still a good plan. We're doing it. Get ready for a bath.Still not a good plan, but it is probably our best bet I think.
Suppose we did risk caving in the roof. Where would be the best place to park in order to maximize survivability?
>>33329905>It's okay Star, we'll keep YOMI here and punch through the koi pond on the roof down here.Let's not be under falling debris. YOMI included.
>>33329955Theoretically, inside the elevator if being /crushed/ to death was our concern. Realistically, as far away from where we plan to last a hole in the roof as possible.
Also, aren't Machine Spirits/living objects a thing in Shinto?Who knows, the more we take care of YOMI and show her some love and respect, she might save us in more ways that we can expect.or she might absolutely hate us.
>>33330016But then how are we supposed to bust out the big guns for this fight? We need the firepower for this one and I don't see any other way to bring it to bear.
>>33329905> OtherWhy didn't I think of this before. Most buildings are designed in that the event of a collapse a chain reaction WONT happen because one section falls down like a house of cards. That sort of thing was implemented decades ago.If we are very concerned, we place slime tethers to support around the roof sections surrounding the ones we plan to demolish.
>>33330033>spoilerWell that could be why Yurei got knocked loopy trying to assume control.http://youtu.be/xeoI5IkwlV4
>>33330063And by that I mean>>33329905> It's still a good plan. We're doing it. Get ready for a bath.>OtherPlace slime tethers to support the part of the roof we don't want to collapse, and pull back.I also suggest drilling a hole in the floor to let that lake drain away, and prepare to slime the bottom of the lake for when she might try to keep it floating in midair.
>>33329905> It's still a good plan. We're doing it. Get ready for a bath.> Place slime tethers to support the part of the roof we don't want to collapse
>>33330078>>33330132Slime tethers suspend, not support.
>>33330197oh, well, we did use them to hold down some guys from the cult but I guess you're right.
>>33330293Ignore this, wrong quest
>>33329905>It's okay Star, we'll keep YOMI here and punch through the koi pond on the roof down here.Though really we've got to consider that we're already going to be fighting her on that lake.I'd like to try draining or evaporating it somehow, but I don't know how feasible that is.
>>33330395We could drain it with another hole in the floor. As for evaporating it, we could easily heat it up either directly with the proton stream or indirectly by heating up a piece of metal next to it.
>>33330132>>33330078>>33329943"Can we use the slime tethers as support?" You ask."They're not really designed for that." Star says. "But...but that gives me an idea, and it'll work now that we have YOMI.""What?""Well, I thought that we'd have to blast our way into the pool and make a hole, NOW we can use the slime tethers and hook the roof to YOMI's bumper, and then just pull." She nods. "We'll bring the whole pool down in one swift go!""And this is better...how?" Akira asks."Well, it'll be bigger!" Star says."Works for me!" Sato says."Alright, let me get the cannon and the super slammer up and running though." Akira jumps into the car and you hear the charging noise."Is the proton cannon working?" You ask."Kinda. If someone's manually aiming and firing it, yeah it works fine. If you're using the remote...it's still fussy." Akira says."So it's like everything else we have." You say.Star is carefully attaching slime tethers to the bumper of YOMI.Sato is getting out of the way and priming his pack.You do the same."So...what's the plan...exactly?" Akira asks."We rip open the koi pool and it falls down here, hopefully denying Mitsuko of any water and then when she comes over here to see what the hell just happened...we fry her." Star says."That's...not bad." Akira says."One of our better thought out ones, for doing this all on the fly." Sato says.Star blushes. "Thank you! Okay Akira...HIT IT!"(cont)
>>33330490We just need to be careful here. There are plenty of Yokai in the building that we'd rather not piss off and leveling a floor of the building certainly may do that.
>>33330536- - -"So, I was filled with an unquenchable bloodlust in Italy, and the fascists were in power." Kali says. "Thankfully I ended up helping the local resistance, who actually became one of the major mafia families. So you're talking to one of the original 'Dragon Lady's of pulp fiction fame.""I'd like to go to Venice." Kaede says. "After France.""It's beautiful, you'd love it." Kali says. "Heck, let me go with you, I'll show you the best places."Your sister nods. "I'd have to learn Italian first."Sachiko shakes her head. "You know English, French, you're working on Korean AND Mandarin, and you want to learn Italian on top of that?""Well, I've always been good with languages. I like learning them, it's fun." Kaede shrugs. "Daisuke says it's weird how easy it is for me.""Meh." Kali says. "Some people have a knack for languages. You do. Your brother's just jealous."Kaede looks at the cup in her hand. Trying not to think about how Kali and Sachiko came back covered in blood, burnt clothes, and bruises. "Do you...do you really think I could work here?""Sure." Sachiko says. "Miyagi's is in need of a good waitress, and if you can pick up Korean, you'd be a heaven-sent asset to a lot of people here. Knowing English alone makes you amazingly valuable.""Not to mention all the work that'll be needed at the new place that your brother is clearing out." Kali says. "Kid like you could go really far.""But...I'd have to leave Mother and Father alone, and they need me..." Kaede sighs and shakes her head. "I'll have to talk to Daisuke about it.""Kiddo," Kali says. "You should probably think twice about taking your brother's advice.""Why? Daisuke wouldn't give me bad advice." Kaede says."Oh, we know." Sachiko says. "It's not that he gives BAD advice...it's just...when your brother makes a decision...it tends to be..."- - -
>>33330548The roof of the hall is ripped off and a wall of water, dead kelp, and deader koi all crash onto the ground.And floating in the air, right where the koi pond was, is a young girl with fish belly pale skin, a filthy coat and skirt, black matted hair, a Hello Kitty purse, and a glare in her eyes that promises death. Red PKE crackles from her hands."Crap." Star says.- - -"Really Unlucky."END EPISODE 25
>>33330558Ending a two-parter season finale-style episode on a cliff-hanger. Thanks for running GM.
As always, GM delivers awesomeness. Someone start archiving this.
>>33330558NEXT EPISODETHURSDAY, JULY 17TH, 3-5 PM PST
>>33330558It could be worse.It could be raining.
>>33330577It's on foolz and suptg.>>33330558>And floating in the air, right where the koi pond was, is a young girl with fish belly pale skin, a filthy coat and skirt, black matted hair, a Hello Kitty purse, and a glare in her eyes that promises death.Anyone know what her deal is? For research.>>33330583Otanoshimini.
>>33330558What did we do with the scalpel and knife?Because a sample of kitsune lifeblood could be useful for... I don't know, give them to a witch for magic potions?
>>33330608That is the Avatar of Water something something. The one who technically isn't our enemy and our real enemies were trying to convince her to join their side.Looks like we did that work for them.
>>33330608She had a shitty homelife, was abandoned by her mom, and somehow wound up on the roof of her apartment building trying to get her purse, which had fallen into the building's water tank. Somehow.She fell in, nobody noticed, and she eventually drowned. The groundskeeper eventually noticed, but couldn't bring himself to retrieve her corpse, leaving her to rot for a year.And now she pretty much haunts people and forces women to be her mom.It's really a lot... smaller and more personal than the other two aspects of Oiwa, who were a powerful psychic and a sin-eater respectively.
>>33330623Technically she kidnapped our sister and has regularly been pressganging and killing women to be her mother, before getting tired of them and getting new ones.
>>33330623Note to self: Collateral damage may be fine. Damaging with intent, not so much.>>33330634Sounds familiar… not Japanese per se, but familiar. Also older than Sanrio. Mind is fuzz---->>33330659Ah, the drain from the slime lotion experiment.
>>33330609All blood has some power in it, but yes we'll keep it to track her PKE signature. Likewise we keep at least a few coins of the gold from the Rage Spirit at least until we can get an accurate reading of her PKE signature.We seem to have a habit of bagging the not so bad ghosts while letting the most violent and sociopathic ones away.
>>33330713It's more that the violent and sociopathic ones are the ones strong enough to not die long enough for us to use nonlethal methods.
>>33330732At least in the case of Kitsune and living beings, as their's really no point in being "nonlethal" to actual ghosts.