PREVIOUS EPISODES: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ghost+BustersLAST EPISODE: You had tea with guests.- - -“Never thought this place would actually be used to make dumplings again.” Star says as she kneads a mass of dough.“Well, I never thought the Reject Zone would look like this.” You say as you mix up the pork filling.Rei’s ‘Plan’ turned out to be a bit more complicated than you thought it was going to be. Yurei claims that all she did was told Rei to ‘train her best people’ so that they could have their own protection.Rei’s response was to move ALL of PAGAN into the Reject Zone and turn EVERYONE under her command into an impromptu militia.Weirdly, it’s gone better than you’d think it could have gone. Predominantly because Rei’s word is law to PAGAN, and she’s been keeping her people in line. So far, the plan the four of you have come up with is to train everyone on the use of slime, and just Rei and a few of her ‘elite guard’ will get proton pack training. You have doubts, but a hostile yokai or yurei going up against someone that’s armed and trained is going to have a lot more trouble than a regular civilian. Sato is beside himself with happiness. He’s been in the work shop with a bunch of PAGANs, putting together slime blowers, new packs, and a host of other gadgets and dangerous items.
>>34796705Akira is also happy, having turned into a drill instructor, he actually got up on his horse and barks orders to his ‘new recruits’ as he trots up and down the line. Rei’s gotten into it as well, commanding her people to listen to Akira, and making sure that they’re whipped into shape.Yurei’s helping Akira or Rei, of course; and the Vagabonds are staying out of the way.Star has been holding classes on lore and demonstrating the proper ways to identify, and deal with different kinds of yokai and yurei. The rest of the Reject Zone has been rather welcoming to the 50-or-so people descending upon the small neighborhood. Mostly because all of them are bringing in lots of money and are spending it. Rini and her warren are happy to have the extra help in preparing the Sanctuary. With their help, it looks like the place will be finished a little before the Conjunction happens. They’re already bringing in people to be interviewed and screened. It’s mostly other non-aggressive or herbivore Henge; some inugami that have personalities like over excited puppies; some calm, lumbering nuppeppos; and child-like zashiki warashi. Pleasant yokai that just want a place to live. It also looks like a bunch of the PAGANs are thinking about moving into the Sanctuary as well. Rini’s offering cheap rent for people who help. Half of PAGAN is squatting in the Sanctuary already. You’re pretty sure Rei’s got her eyes set on one of the ‘penthouse’ suites.Kali and Gramps stay out of the way. They get a little fame for being vampires, but the fact that they’re Chinese makes people want to keep their distance.
>>34796722Sachiko is pissed. Mostly because, ‘out of the goodness of her heart’ (and the fact that she’s charging rent) there are more than a few tents pitched on her temple grounds. It’s starting to look like that homeless camp that Kayako’s mother’s temple turned into. Still, she’s happy that money is coming into the zone, and that she’s got plenty of new targ-assitants she can practice her archery on.You’ve been helping out where you can. Right now, you’re making some dumplings, an army marches on its stomach…provided that they’re willing to pay for it.There’s a knock on the door. Sana goes to answer it. Your beleaguered secretary has been turned into a logistics officer, she’s pretty good at it. Also, you admit she looks very cute when she wears her reading glasses.“Daisuke, it’s your sister.” Sana says.You set aside the mixing bowl and go to greet Kaede with a hug.“Hey K.” You say.“Hey D.” She says as she squeezes you back. She looks MUCH happier now.“Thought you were staying at Kuzu’s apartment?” You ask.“Kuzu found her husband, so she’s moving into her house and stopped paying rent.” Kaede says as she follow you back to the kitchen. “She says that she needs to focus on her upcoming family, but will call me first when she wants a babysitter.” She grins. “She says that she’d like me to be their live-in nanny, to help her raise her newest litter, and to complete my language training.”
>>34796742“She’s…not teaching you anything weird, is she?” You ask.Kaede shakes her head. “Just languages. Anyway, I called Sachiko earlier, and she says I can stay with her. What’s with all the people?”“We’re building an army, long story.” You say.“Okay, oh…” Kaede points at you. “The nurse with the big…bandages, she saw me get off the train.”“Reika?” You ask.“Yeah, she said that if you had a moment she’d like you to come by and talk to her.” Kaede says. “Ooh, are you making dumplings? Can I help?”“Sure.” Star says. “Take over mixing the meat from your lazy brother.”Kaede takes over your job, and leaves you to plan on what to do for the day.> Go to the Workshop, and help Sato.> Go to the ‘drill yard’ and help Akira whip the PAGANs into shape.> Head to Nurse Reika and see what she wants.> Go to the Sanctuary and check on Rini and her warren.> Cross the street and visit Sachiko and Kali.> Call the others away from their stations and make plans to raid P-COC for the Papyrus of Maat.> Other
>>34796767I don't see any reason not to check to see what Reika wants....whoever she is.
>>34796767> Head to Nurse Reika and see what she wants.She probably has a good reason, and don't piss off our medic.
>>34796921>whoever she is.She's the medical professional we go to who accepts our insurance claims. Also, has a really big bust. >>34796722Dog spirits are always welcome. They are loyal to humanity and deserve our cooperation, respect, tummy rubs and bacon treats.
Hmm, can't believe I fell asleep when the alruane debate came back.Bleh, if anyone wants to still talk about that after the thread or just listen to an anon who is just sad he can't see the GBJ as true heroes or Ghostbusters anymore>>34796767>> Head to Nurse Reika and see what she wants.
>>34796767>Head to Nurse Reika and see what she wants.Give her the "D".
>>34797334No one else cares. It's not even in-character because Daisuke is willing to kill people for the greater good.
>>34797377I still care, in so much that we also stained the rest of our teamates hands in blood. I would have been fine if it were just Daisuke, but maknig sato, star, and even sana into tools for murder makes me feel horrible.
>>34797402They're the ones that came up with the idea, and Akira agreed wholeheartedly that the deaths were worth it to get Mae's plan. They chose to do it just as much as Daisuke did.
>>34797503And that is what saddens me, I had hoped we wouldn't be willing to compromise and accept evil and forever put shame on ourselves as Ghostbusters and human beings to achieve our goals, no matter how noble they seem.Anyway, I'll end this for later because at least you seem to care enough about it.
>>34796767>> Head to Nurse Reika and see what she wants.
>>34796959>>34796921>>34797334>>34797354"I'm going over to the clinic." You say."Alright, give Reika our best." Star says.You walk through the streets of the Reject Zone, which are looking much nicer these days, and head to the clinic.Nurse Reika is there, cleaning up after another patient. She sees you and gives you a smile and a bow."Oh my, you came so quickly! Thank you!" She says.Reika is one of the nicest people you've known since you've gotten here. Also, she's a brilliant medical professional. If she wasn't a woman, she'd be a doctor in one of the bigger hospitals.Maybe she'd still be there if it weren't for her huge bandages.That's not hyperbole. Reika has a large bandage on the left side of her face.Although, yes, Reika has the largest pair of breasts you've seen on anyone. However, she wears a proper uniform and conservative clothing, all the time. The only cleavage that appears in her clinic are from the geodes she collectsAccording to Star, Reika was attacked once. She fought back, but the asshole had a knife. He stuck it in her mouth and ripped the side of her face open. Then the doctors did a crappy job, or it didn't heal right. So she either has a massive skin flap, or a hole in her face. She doesn't have the money for plastic surgery, so she left her old position and moved to the Zone.Oh, and you learned the hard way that Reika is really sensitive about it. You made a 'why so serious' joke in her earshot once, she ran away crying. Then Star punched you."You wanted to see me, Reika?" You ask."Yes, please sit." She says softly, as she gestures to a table. "I'll go make some tea.""Sorry about bringing in so many new people." You say. "It's...complicated.""It's alright. I'm happy to see our neighborhood so alive again." She gives you a smile.(cont)
>>34796767>Go see Nurse Reika>OtherDrop in for a quick peek on everyone while we go along. Spot any trouble before it starts, y'know.
>>34797695Reika serves the tea, along with some crackers. Then she sits down across from you."I...need your help." She says."Sure." You say. "But there's no need for all this formality. You've done more than enough for us, that you'd just have to call.""It's not ghostbuster help...well...it is, but it's also help I need from you." She says. "You have medical training, correct?""A little." You say. "I never got further than a classroom. Then...you know...""My, my." She shakes her head. "Anyway, a...dear friend of mine is sick, and he needs treatment." She nods. "Also, I think he might possibly not be human."You blink and then nod. "Okay." You say. "So you want me to come help you? It might be better if you get Star. She's the lore expert.""This gentleman...he doesn't..." She sighs. "He feels that it's fine for a woman to sew up cuts, or removes...objects. However, for an actual medical diagnosis, that kind of healing is only supposed to be done by a man."You get a sinking feeling in your stomach. "Umm, what kind of work is this person in?"Reika looks to the side and down. "Shipping and procurement. They're all very polite gentlemen, and they're always very kind to me. As thanks for my services, they've been very polite to the residents here.""So...you're a doctor for the Y-""Very polite gentlemen." Reika says."Okay, what makes you think that they're not human?" You ask."Some of the members of this organization have absurdly high body temperatures, or odd skin conditions, or have unknown blood types." She nods. "I...always just dismissed it as knowledge outside of my own, but with your business' arrival, things now make more sense.""Uh, huh." You say."So, would you help me with this? I would be very grateful." Reika says.> Umm, okay. I'm in. I really hope I don't regret this.> I'm sorry Reika, it's just too dangerous. Not just for me, but you as well. We'll help them find someone else and then you need to get out.> Other
>>34798162> Umm, okay. I'm in. I really hope I don't regret this
>>34798162>Umm, okay. I'm in. I really hope I don't regret this.We could get some serious political capital out of this.
>>34798227Oh yeah, if we can get in good terms with the Yakuza maybe we won't have to fight them in the big battle.
>>34798162>Umm, okay. I'm in. I really hope I don't regret this.So… all we gotta do is diagnose him? Is it somebody we might already know?
>>34798162>Umm, okay. I'm in. I really hope I don't regret this.Daisuke phone home. Tell them so you can be rescued from your Tokyo Overcoat.
>>34798280The base shouldn't be that far away, and in any case we better go get some lore materials before we head off. I'd think we should have the various spirit guides in digital format for a laptop or something, or multiple copies.That this is probably a trap goes without saying and we'll be sure to take that into account as well.>>34798162Be sure to have Reika give us any information she can spare so we might know ahead of time what we are dealing with.
>>34798162> Other"I'll do it, but maybe you should leave the business. Maybe they will understand if you tell them you wish to wash your feet."
>>34798335Why should she do that?
>>34798162go get some lore materials and help out
>>34798360Go legit and not be involved with the Yakuza. Is she considered a neutral person by the local gumi? Are the locals traditionalists, or New Wave Yakuza?There's a lot to consider, and wiping her hands clean of the Yakuza may be safer. Or are you referring to the "wash her feet" phrase? It's a Japanese saying to refer to a person retiring from crime and going legit.
You sigh. "Okay," you nod. "I'm in. Just let me get the tablet with all of our lore on it. Also, it'll maybe have some protocol...because....yeah.""Oh my. When did you get a tablet?" Reika asks."Ever since we took in some kids with a nice sponsor." You say. "Long story."Reika smiles as the both of you get up from the table. "You always seem to have no shortage of long stories. Thank you." She puts a hand gently on your shoulder and blushes a little. "I can't tell you how much of a help you've been to this neighborhood. You've very noble."You go back to get the lore tablet. The others are there, and you fill them in briefly."You think these guys might be related to those Oni we met?" Sato says."Maybe," You say. "Either way, it's worth having them in our debt, and I'm not letting them have any reason to be upset with Reika.""Well, remember," Akira says. "Things go sour, you just call us and we'll bring down the hammer on these guys. We've got numbers now!""Numbers we'd like to keep!" Star says. "But call us anyway, or...do you want any of us to come along? Just in case?"> Yeah...someone should come with, please.> No, it should just be me and Reika.> Other
>>34798515> No, it should just be me and Reika.>But be prepared if shit goes down
>>34798515>This needs to be played close to the chest, the fewer eyes the less likely we'll be seen as a threat. It should just be me and Reika...>But be ready for things to go south.
>>34798515>"Numbers we'd like to keep!" Star saysAt least until the war is won, personally we can stand to lose more than a few Pagan fuckers.>>34798568>>34798581This. I don't like going against the buddy system and it feels like we're walking headlong into a trap, but this is an exception.
>>34798515>OtherIt should just be us because that is right and honorable, but have some backup loitering around after we go in. If asked, say that we are dealing in good faith and choose to assume that they are as well, but we will retaliate if pressed, same as them.
>>34798515> No, it should just be me and Reika.Hoping we won't need the back up. >>34798627Maybe Yurei with a K can tag along.
>>34798699"Right and honorable" as a formality.A matter of business in practicality.We're doing this in the hopes that we can profit of it and I do hope we will.
>>34798713Yes, this. Bring Yurei with us.
>>34798713>>34798735They are probably going to strip search us or something anyway, take away our gear and such as well as her Chyme once they sense she's in there.Yurei is needed to be with Rei.
>>34798754*frisk us, not strip search
>>34798754That doesn't sound very hospitable. Dude's the one asking for help. We had no obligation to do so.
>>34798807They're the Yakuza (supposedly), they have to take precautions.Remember the last time we encountered them, professionalism and business were the greater virtue over hospitality.If they don't frisk us that's a good thing, but I still believe Yurei ought to stick by Rei.
>>34798515"Nah, we should play this as non-aggressive as we can." You say. "Although if I don't call in 24 hours, or send a garbled text, send help.""You're expecting things to go south?" Sato asks. "As the Ancients say, 'When you walk into a bathhouse, don't bring itchy towels.' Or something like that."You nod. "I know, but it just makes me nervous.""You think you're going to need to bring equipment? I mean more than just goggles and a PKE Meter." Star asks. "A full pack, just a slime blower, a disruptor/solidifier, or any of the other gadgets we have?""I'm taking a PKE meter and goggles?" You say."Yeah, to confirm if they're inhuman or not." Star says. "Think man, think! Just because you've got Reika swooning over you doesn't mean you can let ALL the blood drain from your brain!"> Right, I'll take the (Insert tech here) with me.> Actually, if I take our usual tech it'll seem hostile, or worse. I'll just take the diagnostics.> Other
>>34798893Well, she come with us forthright, then. Don't gotta keep her crammed up in her Chyme.
>>34799009As much as I'd like to take the full set, I don't want to see GB tech in Yakuza hands, so just the diagnostics.
>>34799009>Right, I'll take the tinfoil ha-I mean the anti-mind control helmet.
>>34799009> Right, I'll take the slime blower and solidifier with me.As well as diagnostics.
>>34799160T1-NF01L Type Mind Protection Device.
>>34799186Seconding this. The Slime Blower and Solidifer may be useful, and they're not exactly weapons .
>>34799089>>34799217>>34799196These.>>34799009>OtherI just realized how to solve Yurei's ghostly communication issues, we just need to build ourselves a Banana 9000 ghost translation device which should let her bypass her natural ghostly inabaility to speak.http://ghostbusters.wikia.com/wiki/Banana_9000Tell Sato if he has time and parts to spare to check the GB catalog of equipment if he can build one, as a gift for Yurei for being so helpful with Rei.
>>34799217>>34799186The Slime Blower and the Solidifier are both pack modifications. I mean, maybe we can bring standalones but I dunno.Any reason we want to bring them?
>>34799309Yurei definitely deserves a present like that. But Sato needs to prioritize the construction of more packs.
>>34799348Slime is like legal narcotic, positive slime anyway.
>>34799438>>34799348There also IS a standalone version of slime.http://ghostbusters.wikia.com/wiki/Miniature_Slime_BlowerGranted, we are not sure what the effects of it will have on them this PKE depending if their polarities agree or disagree. That's not to say we have any real reason to slime them.
Hot simmering damn, I finally caught a Ghostbusters: Japan thread!...I really don't know what to vote on. Too excited.But as I've been cruising through the archives, some things have leapt out at me that we haven't looked into or thought about very much, like:1. Star's weird, vague, dubious past2. Why the GRORIOUS NIHON ICHIBAN villain is using a blatantly foreign ritual3. Why the binding effect of the three confirmations was used (another far-more-commonly Western thing) by same villain4. [Nurse Reika was also on this list but I guess not anymore]Lastly: Ghostmaster, this quest is the coolest shit ever (It about ties with Maverick Hunter Quest, for me). Thank you so much for running it, and I look forward to the rest.
>>34799348No wait, the Solidifier isn't a pack modification, it is a stand-alone, also >>34799502
>>34799438"Give me a slime blower and the solidifier/desubstansiator." You say.You head back to Reika's with a suitcase that has the Solidifier, and a backpack with a slime tank and a sprayer (Converted hose nozzle, with fan, jet, and shower modes)."Goodness." Reika says as she sees the equipment. "So much?""You never know." You say as you load the equipment into Reika's car. "Just so you know, I...umm...I might be deferring to you. A lot. Regarding the medical part."Reika smiles and nods. "Of course, I understand. Doctors have done that before. Apparently it's stressful, and they forget things.""Don't sell yourself short," You say as you get in. "You're great Reika. Never be ashamed to stand up and announce that to the world. Be proud."Reika blushes again. "You're very kind Daisuke."The drive is surprisingly slow. Or maybe you're just become used to Akira's driving, that someone who drives like a sane human being seems slow to you.You're a little pleased that you end up stopped at a nightclub. You aren't sure why. Maybe it's because it fits with your expectations on what's going to happen.Reika parks in an alley and gets out, collecting her equipment, and you yours. She goes to a side door and knocks on it. It opens and a man steps out. His suspicious face breaks into a smile."Miss! Good to see you." He looks at you. "And this is...?""Hello, Toshi. This is Dr. Harutora." Reika says. "I will be assisting him.""Okay." He motions you both inside, apparently this is the kitchen of the club. "Stuff on the counter, arms spread please."You comply with the commands. The doorman spends longer with you than he does with Reika.Another man is also in the kitchen, he calmly goes through all of the equipment. "A bit more than usual, Miss." He says. He frowns when he takes out the slime blower and the Solidifier."What are these?" He asks you.> Tell the truth.> Make up some BS about them being medical equipment.> Let Reika talk for you.> Other.
>>34799089>As much as I'd like to take the full set, I don't want to see GB tech in Yakuza hands, so just the diagnostics.gods know that isn't the first time they've tried that, lest we forget Poso who tried to steal the GB centrals tech to control the east coast ghost crime families.They kidnapped Janine and Louis as hostages to extort the GB central.Funny that we seem to be setting up for a similar situation with Reike and ourselves.
>>34799773> Tell the truth.If they are who we think they are, then it's best to let them know, they might even respect that we're being honest and the fact that we came prepared *just in case*
>>34799773>"Hello, Toshi. This is Dr. Harutora."Hrmm, I was gonna suggest telling the truth but then I realize she wanted us to lie about our identity and the fact that we are a doctorsThat's inconvenient.> Let Reika talk for you.
>>34799818We're sort of lying in their face that we're legal doctor and as well our identity though. I didn't realize that was going to be part of the plan until it was too late.
>>34799773>Let Reika talk for you>OtherIt's a cortical electrode.
>>34799773> Let Reika talk for you.By the way, most doctors are crap at inserting IVs into a vein. Usually the nurse does it.
>>34799773If pressed, do not lie about the equipment. They are a ectoplasmic slime projection device and an ethereal energy stabilization device. No more and no less.
>>34799773> Make up some BS about them being medical equipment."This is specialist equipment, that depending on the patient's condition, I may require. I thought it best if I brought what I can, just in case."
>>34799773> Let Reika talk for you.Keep our mouth shut. Only answer if Reiko defers to us.
>>34799773>Let Reika talk for you.
>>34799894I'll second this.
>>34799845That also makes it difficult to secure good relations between the GB and the Yakuza once they realize we duped them. Which was the entire point of this exercise.
You look at Reika. She clears her throat. "Special equipment. Diagnostic. The doctor said that it would be better to bring things we maybe didn't need, than to need a thing we didn't have."The man tilts the solidifier one way, and then the other. Then he shrugs and puts the Salad spinner/egg beater/GB tech mash up back into the case."And this?" He holds up the slime tank."Antibiotic gel." Reika says. He nods and puts everything back. Then he points at you. "You be nice to Miss Reika. Got it Doc? She's a saint.""Oh my. Touji, please." Reika says. "How is your leg?""Much better, Miss." He says. "Come this way."Touji and Toshi lead you through the empty nightclub, up to the second story and into the back rooms.Then past the back rooms and into the offices, and then even past them. You have to be in the building that's behind the nightclub. One of those places that doesn't quite have any exits on the ground floor.They take you to a small, empty room. There's a single bulb over head, and a cement floor with a drain in it. "You'll need to wait here." Toshi says. "Anything we can get for you, Miss? Coffee, water?""Thank you Toshi, but no." Reika says."Okay Doc," Touji says to you. "First off, you only get to ask medical questions. You don't ask for names, you don't remember names, and you don't remember faces. You don't hear anything, and you do as good a job as Miss Reika does."You nod. Touji nods back. "Okay. We'll be back when he's ready for you."The men leave and close and lock the door behind them.Reika is looking at the ground. "I am so sorry. But they said that they needed a Doctor. I couldn't show up with a Ghostbuster."> It's okay Reika. Just be ready to keep talking for me.> This is not okay, Reika. However, it's too late for the truth. Let's just keep going and hope that they don't figure things out.> Reika, we need to come clean with them. Quickly. If we don't we're dead.> Other
>>34800258> It's okay Reika. Just be ready to keep talking for me.
>>34800258>Other"The person in question is going to figure it out on his own. And you know what? I AM a doctor. AND I am a Ghostbuster. Just because one is the job that pays the bills doesn't mean I don't have the training of the other. That's our story, and that's what we're sticking with."
>>34800374>I AM a doctorWe're not though. Our whole backstory is about being kicked out of medical school.
>>34800258>OtherI'll be sure to remember that when I'm being fitted for stylish new shoes.
>>34800374Well, Dai was a medical student, that's a fact and he might get a PhD in Ghostbusting, so that's both medical doctor and title "Doctor"
>>34800258She should've told us this ahead of time.The ghostbusters have made dealings with the Yakuza before, and it makes sense to hire us since we're specialists in supernatural biology.
>>34800444We're good enough to perform emergency surgery on a non-human lifeform and have them survive.Sure, we didn't get our medical license, but that doesn't mean that we're completely bereft of medical training.We're in the same category as Dr. Zed.
Maybe they already do know everything, and we're just being tested in how far we would take things to protect Florence Nightingale. Voting to maintain course.>>34800258>It's okay Reika. Just be ready to keep talking for me.
>>34800546>>34800466Well, whatever, impersonating a doctor isn't that bad I suppose and nothing wrong with doing criminal work for criminals especially if it helps us. Let's just not get killed or this guy killed and hope in the end the GB has some new allies.
>>34800637Look, as a Ghostbuster and a person with medical training, we're the best qualified to be diagnosing a paranormal entity, aside from a medically trained youkai or a doctor shaman.
>>34800374Changing my vote >>34800325 to this.
>>34800682There are other paranormal scientists and groups out there you know, and had we come in and stated we are a ghostbuster and managed to let us treat them we could have accomplished the same thing.This would have been a job for Egon, but yeah I'd say we're the next best thing here in Tokyo concerning GB. I'm not sure if anyone in our team has an especial affinity to paranormal biology, we mostly just refer to the manual or precedence.
>>34800743That said, there is probably a chance they wouldn't let us treat or get near them knowing we are a ghostbuster, but it isn't a total chance and if we made it work it would have been especially in our favor.We still do have the card given by the Oni, we just left it at the base unfortunately.
You sigh. "The person in question is going to figure it out on his own. And you know what? I AM a doctor. AND I am a Ghostbuster. Just because one is the job that pays the bills doesn't mean I don't have the training of the other. That's our story, and that's what we're sticking with."Reika nods. "Okay."There's a few more minutes of awkward waiting, and then the door opens and Touji and Toshi are there."He's ready for you." Touji says.The pair lead you down the hall and into a plush looking bedroom. It's dominated by a western style bed, and a man is lying in it.He's gigantic. Easily seven feet tall, and you already can tell from the bed that he's going to be taller without the glamour. He's built like a brick wall, broad shoulders, probably a body fat percentage in the 0-4% range, and predatory eyes."Miss Reika." He says, slowly sitting himself up in his bed. "You are here with a doctor.""Yes." Reika says, dropping to her hands and knees as she bows. You do the same."Leave us." The man says, and Touji and Toshi both leave. "What's your name?" He asks."Harutora Daisuke." You say."I know that name." He says. "The scandal."You nod. "Yes.""You were expelled."You nod. "Yes.""You still have training as a doctor.""Yes." You say."Reika. This is who you bring to me?" He asks. His tone is...not hostile, but he's not completely pleased."I...I...I wanted...oh my...I..." Reika is stammering and wilting before this man's gaze.> Stay silent.> The first thing out of your mouth: I guarantee that I can heal you.> The first thing out of your mouth: I know that you aren't human.> The first thing out of your mouth: Don't blame Reika.
>>34800945> The first thing out of your mouth: I guarantee that I can heal you.
>>34800945> The first thing out of your mouth: Don't blame Reika.She has intimated to me you might need special help.
>>34800945> The first thing out of your mouth: I can diagnose your condition.
>>34800945> The first thing out of your mouth: I know that you aren't human.We have knowledge of your biology few others have.
>>34800945> The first thing out of your mouth: Don't blame Reika.
>>34800945>The first thing out of your mouth: Don't blame Reika.
>>34800984We have no guarantee of that. We may need to bring in a shaman or some specific specialist.The best we can do is diagnose.
>>34801012>"I guarantee I can refer you"haha, but yeah I agree
>>34800945>The first thing out of your mouth: Don't blame Reika. >I know you aren't humanBUT>I guarantee I can heal you
>>34801042First thing only.
>>34801012>>34801031>>34801058Fuck that.If we're going to have the balls to impersonate a doctor than we better man up and show as much confidence in our healing abilities.
>>34800945>The first thing out of your mouth: Don't blame Reika.Protect the Nightengale.
"Don't blame Reika!" You say. "I g-""Silence." The white-haired man says. He looks at you. You can tell that he is not impressed with what he sees.He presses a button on a remote and Touji and Toshi walk into the room."Send them away." The man says."Sir?" Touji says."Find someone else. Reika was unable to find a doctor of caliber. She looked for someone with loyalty." He closes his eyes. "Understandable, but insufficient. Return them. We will not be using Reika further.""Sir?" Reika says."Do we give them any compensation for their time?" Touji asks. You can tell that he's not talking about the good time.The man shakes his head. "Inability is not incompetence. Loyalty is a valid quality. Contact one of the others. We are done."Reika has tears dripping down her face.Touji comes up to you and puts a hand on your shoulder. "Follow me, please."> Comply> Protest> Other
>>34801228> ComplyDon't fight it, just go
>>34801228> ComplyThank you for your time.
>>34801228>Other"Who WOULD you accept? I don't like leaving a job half finished."
>>34801228>OtherCalmly ask if any of the other will have the expertise to diagnose a problem in a non-human patient.It's worth a shot.
>>34801228>Other"Sir, my credentials can be vouched for by *oni who we worked with before*".
>>34801318>in a non-human patient.No no. It has to be phrased as 'someone of his lineage' or 'someone with his condition'.
>>34801228>Protest, do not let him shit you up.>Fuck you old demon, Ghostbusters don't take orders from you, this was a courtesy.
>>34801319If we knew the name of the Oni, I'd say something like "Give x my regards">>34801318There's bound to be others I'm sure, in fact it's possible the Ghostbusters themselves might be on such a list after our incident in saving the Youkai.
>>34801318I back >>34801341, don't say 'non-human'. That's incredibly offensive. We're also still deep in Yakuza territory. Hell, we're in a family stronghold! Do NOT piss off the patriarch!
>>34801228>> Protest>> OtherI'm in a unique position to diagnose your condition, if what Reika has told me about it so far is correct.Please at least allow me to take a look. Reika asked me for help, I'd like to at least try for her sake.
I'm not sure why any of you thought any answer but this >>34801001 would be a good idea. It implied that we had knowledge of the supernatural and that we could tell he was an Oni at a glance. That is something that would make him sit up and listen.
>>34801228>other"I hope you know someobe with enough medical AND esoteric trainig to deal with [guess as to what he might be]" as we leave peacefully
Just tell them we know they are not a human and that we are experienced in their particular biology.If pressed, we're a ghostbuster and have had dealings with others in the field before. Including their own.
>>34801580Don't say non-human, maybe be tactful?
>>34801613I didn't say "non human" i said "not a human" and that's about as tactful a way I can see us say it for something we aren't sure of a specific species.
>>34801228'I'm only here because you feel Reika can't diagnose you.'
>>34801639>that's about as tactful a way I can see us say itHoly shit, you're a rude asshole.This >>34801341 has two examples of being more tactful.
"Very well, but another doctor might not be able to understand your...lineage...if what Reika has told me is correct." You say as you stand up."Wait." The man says. Touji pauses. "Explain.""I've worked with people with...unusual lineages and there were two gentlemen...two Oni...who have witnessed my work." You say. "That's why Reika came to me."The Man closes his eyes and nods. "I see. Reika, how did you know?""Blood types I've never seen before, base temperatures that were abnormal, and...the time at the harbor." Reika says. "I don't deny what I see. Please...forgive me."The man waves a hand at the two men. They nod and leave."You are weak." He says to you. "You come to me with knowledge arcane, and intelligence that is rare. Reika chooses well, and you waste time by defending when you should be attacking and showing your strength." He snorts in derision. "I take back my words. Reika is not insufficient. YOU are."You feel your fists tightening.The man smiles. "I know your type too well. Self-rightgeous men who hold to their ideals blindly, who hold their precious people close to them, treating them like objects instead of people. You'd gladly take a thousand lashes for Reika's sake, and every one of the scars you would bear as a martyr and proof of your 'devotion' to Reika. You don't want friends. You want worshippers."He shakes his head. "Also, you're a fool. A stupid fool at that. It's no wonder you left death and ruin in your wake.""What do you mean?" You ask through gritted teeth."I don't employ Oni. Fool." The man says. "They work for a different organization. You think all yokai work under one roof? Idiot.""Do you want my help, or not?" You ask."Reika's going to do most of the work. You're just her resource." The man scoffs. "You're weak. I do not deal with weakness."He looks at Reika. "But you are not foolish. I will give YOU a chance, woman. ONE chance."Reika is shaking with fear as she nods. "Thank you."(cont)
>>34801664Actually this might not be the worst thing. I almost feel like weve gotten some subtle hints about Reika needing to be more outspoken. Or uts really late here and im reading too much into it.
>>34801713Harsh.Also man does this quest have a steep difficultly curve, if one wrong vote gets us a free tirade.
>>34801697And your a fucktard who can't see that saying something like "I know you are not a human" is not rude when it is true and is not the same thing as "you're a non-human"
>>34801762The rewards are worth it. Read things a tiny bit closer, it just FEELS difficult because Ghostmaster is a damned good writer.
>>34801762Wait until you rolledShit be trippin
>>34801713"Let your fool does as he will," The man says and he closes his eyes. "But do not bore me with useless questions. I do not give audience to weakness."Reika looks at you with concern and fear.You just glare at the man, your fists balled tight into your hands. You grab your PKE and your spectra-goggles and put them on. Weakness...foolishness...the old bastard can kiss your ass. FUCK. HIM.Still, you're doing this for Reika...and because she's a friend. And that's what friends do for each other dammit! Ugh! This bastard's in your head. You do NOT need Reika to smile at you and thank you all the damn time!Do you?UGH! No!You scan the bastard, and resist the urge to grab a vase off the table and smash his head in with it.> Roll 1d12
Rolled 6 (1d12)>>34801830rolling
>>34801713>Self-rightgeous men who hold to their ideals blindly, who hold their precious people close to them, treating them like objects instead of people. To be fair, it's all we have left. We can't say we care for people in general when we do treat them as expendables in the sake of the greater good, so at least let us care to the death for the few people who actually mean something to us.We'd sacrifice a thousand pagans over someone we loved anyday.
Rolled 2 (1d12)>>34801830Got a bad feeling about this.
Rolled 3 (1d12)>>34801713Oh, I know what he's doing. He is deliberately baiting us now. Not for bad reasons, but because whatever's wrong with him doesn't leave him with the luxury of time. Also, he's a Yakuza boss>>34801830
Rolled 8 (1d12)>>34801830
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>34801830Don't let anger cloud your judgement.
>>34801839>>34801863>>34801862Well, no 4s but...>>34801866Shit.>>34801870Double-dog dammit!
Rolled 9 (1d12)>>34801868dammit wrong field...fuck I'm tired
>>34801870I really truly do hate this lag.
>>34801880First three rolls anyway, and one of them is a 3. That's our lucky number
>>34801863Isnt 3 our win crits?
>>34801713We really should have just garanteed that we could heal him and not back off when we were pushing forward.
>>34801938We have a habit of being wishy washy in our endeavors especially when we feel a different path might be the safer one or the one we chose at first was dangerous.We still haven't learned our lesson from the Saichiko episode.
>>34801848I wonder how long it's going to be before we end up pulling a Wisdom in the name of that greater good.
>>34802048You mean like crossing the streams?
>>34801863Your equipment works like a charm, and you are DAMN good it does, because this guy is a very special case.You aren't 100% sure, but he's both a yokai and a yurei at the same time.At least, he has a physical form, and a spectral one, and both of them are doozies.The physical form is of an eight foot tall man, with blue skin and arcane tattoos. He's covered with scars from battle and he's pretty much a walking death machine. His skin is slightly scaly and hardened, and your PKE database pings on tell-tale signs of regeneration abilities, possession abilities, and he can probably throw fireballs, lighting, the works. He's the living embodiment of a final boss in a video game.But his spectral form is even worse, because you know what he is from that.His spectral/astral/PKE/Whatever form is that of an eight headed snake.You are in a room with an earthly avatar of Orochi.And for some reason, his human body is dying.How the fuck does that happen?"Well? Did you get anything?" Reika asks.You see the snake smile on his bed. He knows you know, and he's enjoying every moment of your discomfort. Fucker.You exhale. "He's a powerful creature known as orochi. His body is perfect. Literally. His body has the physical properties of a human in their most ideal form, and then some. It should extend to his innards as well.""And yet, you can't move." Reika says. "Is it due to pain, or unresponsiveness?""I can move, but my limbs are slow and sluggish." He says."But is there any pain?" Reika asks.The man makes a disgusted sound. "I am beyond pain. I do not feel it.""He wouldn't react to it." You say. "A being like his would 'feel' pain and react to in instinctually, but...it might not cause a pain response.""So, you COULD be suffering pain symptoms and other discomforts, but because you're so strong, you instinctually ignore them." Reika says. She smiles. "That's it."(cont)
>>34802048As long as it doesn't involve someone we care for, we'll do it no matter what it is. The greater good must be upheld no matter the cost, bar one exception, our loved ones.We will let the world burn before a single hair of Kaede's head get hurt or anyone else we care for.
>>34802091Every Ghostbuster needs to Cross the Streams at least once in their career Its just one of those things that happens.
>>34802138Well shit, looks like we got a big player.
>>34802139>We will let the world burn before a single hair of Kaede's head get hurt or anyone else we care for.Except they need to live in the world afterwards, and I don't think they'd be able to live long in an irradiated ghost-infested wasteland like what happens after the Ghost War.
>>34802138Nurse Kushinada, I presume?
>>34802167>>34802091We can actually cross the streams momentarily right now, Egon installed the cross-stream governator which instantly detects and shuts off incidental stream crossing.The only result is a large explosion which knocks everybody nearby on their back.If we wanted true protonic reversal we'd have to intentionally disable the governors.
>>34802206I have doubts this event will be global, it feels more like it would result in Japan ending up in a similar fate to Atlantis.
>>34802138What, does he have a tapeworm or something?
>>34802264We'll likely have to first figure out whether this it is biological or spiritual cause giving him his symptoms.
>>34802216We'll save that for plan B then.>>34802242>>34802206Yeah, well we happen to LIVE on the island that would go Atlantis. Do you have gills, cause I don't.
>>34802242It's probably more that such an effect would doom all of Japan and would have a horrific effect on the world-economy, among other things. Basically, because everything is so inter-connected, such an event combined with the other events where the other GB francises are...would most-likely fuck the world up.
>>34802242The emergencies here in Japan and on the British Isles are regional only, yes. Though the situation out in LA does have global ramifications.
>>34802300>>34802317Nobody is saying we shouldn't do our damndest to stop this from happening, but even we have our limits as to what we're willing to pay.
>>34802206Technically nuclear warheads would annihilate ghosts as well. Just sayin.
>>34802355There are lots of ways we can stop this. Becoming corrupt to stop it isn't worth it in the long-run.
>>34802361They really are "death the destroyer of worlds" and all.Radiation is bad for everyone, fucks up biological life, fucks up ethereals. The only reason our proton packs work is because ghosts are so vulnerable to various radiations and energies by nature of being made.>>34802382A little late for that I'm afraid
>>34802382>>34802355You forget that Daisuke is willing to do anything in the name of the greater good, and that includes killing and murder among other things.
>>34802138Reika starts taking a full physical diagnostic. She's not trying to be gentle, she trying to be accurate. It looks like she's getting something interesting."I'm...I'm not sure..." She shakes her head and bites her lip."You've got this." You say. "I know you do.""You either has a massive fever and your body is fighting against it, or you have neurological damage that's been slowly increasing." She sighs. "I assume you've been in combat and suffered blows to the head?""More than once." He says."Well, whatever it is, you SHOULD be dead already. Several times over." Reika says. "But your ability to heal and withstand is so great that it's just making you very very weak.""So...how can we tell which it is?" You ask."We can guess. I mean...it's most likely fever...but I'm not sure about the neurological damage." She sighs. "If I could knock his body temporarily out of it's stasis, I would be able to tell.""Could we do that?" You ask."If you introduce something hostile to his system, briefly. Or induce a new trauma. Yes, but well...we'd be hurting you deliberately, and I'm worried that if we knock you off balance, you could fall and not get up."The man curls a lip. "Do as you will. I am strength given form. I can withstand anything."Reika frets and looks at you.> Go with the fever guess. It's the most likely solution. > Go with the neurological damage. It's the only thing that I think could fell something like him.> Give me a knife. We'll cause a minor wound, give his body another trauma, and see how his body reacts.> Spray Posi-slime over the bastard. THAT will certainly get a reaction, and cause some trauma. Reika will figure out the rest.> Other
>>34802416Well, we, as we are now, are Daisuke. And while we should roleplay Daisuke, it doesn't mean he can't obey the spirit of his ideals without being overzealous.
>>34802382>Becoming corrupt to stop it isn't worth it in the long-run.Daisuke has shown that he's willing to discard human lives as readily as any other resource for the greater good. Really, Orochi's analysis of Daisuke was spot on; the delivery was antagonistic because he knows that anything short of brutal truth would be ignored by idealistic men like Daisuke.
>>34802327>>34802317There's always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable little planet.There's a reason that the Ghostbusters are working stiffs; it just keeps happening and SOMEONE has to close the damn portal before too big a mess is made.>>34802416When did we murder someone? Not via consequences, but direct and deliberate action?
>>34802446>Other>Or induce new traumaKick him inna fork!
>>34802446>> Spray Posi-slime over the bastard. THAT will certainly get a reaction, and cause some trauma. Reika will figure out the rest.This is probably the wrong answer, but damn if I don't want to see what happens.
>>34802467It's called being an accessory after the fact to 1st degree, which is what we became and are. We consented to the crime by helping the killer and aided in its success in exchange for information on saving the world.But this is to daisuke and the rest of us, acceptable.
>>34802446> OtherUse the Solidifier to manifest Orochi's ecto-form in order to force it out of stasis.
>>34802458Actually, he wanted to manipulate us. He pinned the deaths of those who committed suicide (who were corrupt themselves) on Daisuke. He blames Daisuke for something (possibly destroying a scam?).If Daisuke has committed crimes (and I think he has, don't have the time to read all of the quest), then he'll pay for them or try to fix them. Those that committed suicide sensationalized their actions to draw attention away from what they did.
>>34802539Are you forgetting the chuchigumo that Akira killed after it surrendered?That's straight up warcrimes shit, enough to make an IJA Kempeitai officer proud.
>>34802446>> Give me a knife. We'll cause a minor wound, give his body another trauma, and see how his body reacts.Or... we could cover the knife with posi slime and then make a small cut
>>34802446>Give me a knife. We'll cause a minor wound, give his body another trauma, and see how his body reacts.Maybe? I don't know, there's another morality debate going on and that makes it hard to talk about the quest itself.
>>34802446>Give me a knife. We'll cause a minor wound, give his body another trauma, and see how his body reacts.Aim for something non-vital.
>>34802555So far I can list:Accessory after the fact to 1st degree murderImpersonating a doctorVarious accounts of property damage (but that's grandfathered away and true of every Ghostbuster anyway)
>>34802595>>34802596Guys, have you forgotten the lesson from the Sachiko session already? Or the lesson that Orochi tried to give us in this very thread?That's the kind of half-hearted measure that's only going to make things worse.
>>34802584This too, is an acceptable event though unfortunate. But we can't risk the cohesion of the team and Akira's aid in the war to come.
>>34802390Radiation flux is srs busnez. I wonder if Tamamo-no-Mae actually realizes how serious WWIII would be and how powerful and easily deployed thermo nukes have become since WWII. I mean an Ohio class SSBN carries 24 Trident-II's and each of those is capable of hauling 14 W-88's ( limited to 8 by treaty ) with a yield of 455-475 kt each. That's nearly 24 times the yield of fat man, and there's 14 Ohios' prowling the oceans.
>>34802543>If I could knock his body temporarily out of it's stasis, I would be able to tellThis>>34802543might help nurse to diagnose the problem
>>34802446>> Spray Posi-slime over the bastard. THAT will certainly get a reaction, and cause some trauma. Reika will figure out the rest.This.
>>34802649From what we know, she a) has never left Japan and b) actively ignores things not from GLORIOUS NIPPON FOLDED OVER ONE THOUSAND TIMESBasically, she has NO idea how small a fish she has become if things go to hell.
>>34802595>>34802596>>34802622Given what Orochi has said about his regenerative abilities and what we're seeing here, a small incision by a knife is unlikely to be enough to knock his body out of stasis to be sure.
>>34802446> Spray Posi-slime over the bastard. THAT will certainly get a reaction, and cause some trauma. Reika will figure out the rest.Hose 'em.
>>34802446>Spray Posi-slime over the bastard. THAT will certainly get a reaction, and cause some trauma. Reika will figure out the rest.I honestly don't thin ANYTHING short Susanoo himself can kill Orochi.
>>34802446>Spray Posi-slime over the bastard. THAT will certainly get a reaction, and cause some trauma. Reika will figure out the rest.Certainty is good.
>>34802446I'm kind of wishing we brought our full pack for this.I'm wondering if we can't use Posi-slime to "depposess" him or draw out the spirit, and then use the solidifier to push it out even further by giving it mass (two objects can't exist in the same place at the same time).
>>34802692But she someone knew about Maat's papers of truth.Also, she made sure the kami will come back after Oiwa's fun times.So that means she has some plan that will make the kami not smite her when they return.
>>34802624>Accessory after the fact to 1st degree murderYeah, we weren't there, but it sucks. No defense on that.>Impersonating a doctorOrochi is a fucking dick, we're doing this to help Reika. He's not going through public care and is probably a criminal.>Various accounts of property damageThe alternative would probably have been worse.
>>34802766and like he said we're legally allowed to do property damage, so that really isn't a crime.
>>34802765She'll probably had the Emperor sign a full pardon on the sly.>>34802766>Orochi>Yakuza boss>probably a criminal
>>34802692Straight to nuclear hell. It'll take about 2 and a half Trident-II's to completely saturate the valley and coastline area ( and I mean the whole open flat area between the mountains and coast ) where Tokyo lies with overlapping blast waves.
>>34802446Ok, so a fever is caused by an infection. Either this Avatar got hit with something and their human form was infected with something nasty, one too many blows to the head could have done something, but...well...I still feel like we haven't really figured out what's going on.> Give me a knife. We'll cause a minor wound, give his body another trauma, and see how his body reacts.
>>34802543I wish this had more support. Lets use this solution if we still want to knock his body out of stasis.
Wait, wouldn't posi-slime cause a pain reaction anyway? It's positively charged slime, but it wouldn't really affect a PKE entity that isn't being affected by black slime or negative emotions.Are we sure that this isn't Daisuke having his judgement clouded by emotions?
>>34803014It'll make him feel like a million bucks, which will hopefully be enough to let him move for abit and give us a decent idea of what's wrong.
>>34803001I back that as well.
>>34802543>>34803001I didn't see this and I forgot about the Solidifier.I retract my vote >>34802710 and vote for the Solidifier.
>>34802543Isn't he like... really big?Like size of the building big?
>>34803053Coming from someone who's family member is a physical therapist and who works there as an assistant, this is precisely true.
>>34802739You get your slime blower and point it at Orochi's chest."For the record?" You say. "I REALLY hope this hurts, you cold blooded bastard."You spray slime onto his chest.> Roll 1d8
Rolled 2 (1d8)>>34803090
Rolled 6 (1d8)>>34803090
Rolled 5 (1d8)>>34803090Oh, dammit. Saying that was NOT smart.
Rolled 4 (1d8)>>34803090
Rolled 7 (1d8)I've never rolled dice before. I hope I don't become that guy people look at in the archive and go YOU FUCKING MORON.
>>34803121oh thank god, we just barely made it
>>34803111>>34803113>>34803114>>34803121Not a three, but at least it wasn't that 4.
>>34803121You are so lucky that shit doesn't count.
>>34803121>>34803139Oh wait, that was my roll. I'm so lucky that shit doesn't count.
>>34803139I dunno, it was the fourth roll and it rolled a four. I think that magnifies its power.
>>34803221HA, maybe we can put that as a special rule at the finale!Roll a four on the fourth post and something super interesting happens
>>34803275Stop giving Ghostmaster ideas.
>>34803275Math is not our friend in this case.
Rather than making Orochi's spirit half physical, wouldn't making his flesh half into ethereal work to make his regeneration work better?So hit his physical body with the Destabilizer, and by being completely Yurei, whatever physical ailment he has will be fixed by his spiritual regeneration.Then we can return his human part back into physical form with the Stabilizer.
>>34803297Come on mate, it's only a game. Even if it all ends in tears and the supernatural dictatorship from hell, at least it'll be entertaining for us.
>>34803330That's actually bloody brilliant. In fact it'd also solve the issue if we're dealing with some sort of spiritual parasite than a biological defect.
>>34803373>>34803330It might be difficult to separate his physical and spiritual halves, unless it wouldn't be.
>>34803330That's probably a better idea than manifesting a great big snake monster in the physical world.
>>34803475As the ancients say "that which is what it is, would like to remain what it is". Or something like that.His physical body would be more attuned to being physical while his ethereal body would be more attuned to being ethereal, and each would naturally be easier to return to their original form than the other.
>>34803330Hopefully we can enact this action
>>34803540Well hopefully this was enough for Reika to figure out what the problem was, either because Orochi is such a negative jackass slime is physically painful, or it makes him feel good enough to allow a better read on what his deal is.
>>34803113The slime hisses and bubbles and Orochi's eyes slam open and he grits his teeth and clenches his fist."You...will pay for that...mortal..." Orochi says. "Taking advantage of a weak man and making him suffer?"He grins."I approve." His eyes narrow. "But I will NOT forget this.""Bring it on you sack of scales." You say. "My people have beaten GODS. You're just a sec-""Poison!" Reika says."What?" "What?" You and Orochi say at once."You've been poisoned." Reika says. "That's what's causing the fever...well...more like your poisoned organs are causing you to HAVE a fever.""What." Orochi says again."Well, after I saw how your body reacted to the slime, it was similar in..." She catches herself before she goes too deep into medical jargon. "You've been poisoned. Your kidneys are all swollen and inflamed. Your body is sluggish and unresponsive because it's desperately doing everything it can to keep you alive. You're dehydrated, and I bet your last stools have been watery.""Someone. Poisoned. Me." Orochi says.Reika nods. "With something very very nasty. All signs are pointing to ricin.""Ricin?" You say. "Isn't that like a gas?"Reika shakes her head. "Gas, formula, solid, it has multiple vectors. Judging by his swollen kidneys, liver, and spleen I'm guessing that you swallowed it.""What's the cure?" Orochi says. "Charcoal? Vomiting? Fluids?"Reika frowns. "Ricin goes into your very cells. At this stage..." She shakes her head. "Your body has been irrevocably corrupted."Orochi nods. "So, they turned my body against me. They act like cowards, and then...this...""Do you know who did this?" You ask."I have suspicions." He nods. "Weaklings and fools are different from cowards, and I know of only one person who both is a cowards and who would DARE to poison ME.""I'm..." You stop and then look at him. "You're an ass, but you don't deserve this."Orochi smiles at you. "There. That's honest." He nods. "You two may go."(Cont)
>>34803669We can still try the Destabilization-Restabilization method.There's no guarantee of success, but it may work to get rid of the poison since it won't be converted into a form that would harm an ecto-plasmic form.It's an all-or-nothing procedure; Orochi should appreciate the audacity of it.
>>34803669>someone poisoned OrochiHands up, who DOESN'T believe Mae is behind this?Now, question is how do we fix it so he can live long enough to collect on his threat?
>>34803669> "Your body has been irrevocably corrupted."Ah, but she's wrong.If it were a HUMAN body there would be nothing we can do.However, in this case, there is something we can.>>34803721It isn't about removing the poison, that's too late for that. It's how the poison itself fucks up the very cell structure at the microscopic level.However, by temporarily turning his body INTO a ghost that removes the norma laws of biology entirely, giving him the chance to manipulate and repair his cells as well as toss out anything thta might have harmed him as a living being.
>>34803669>only one person who both is a cowards and who would DARE to poison ME."Haha, of course. Orochi isn't bound by the Emperor. This would be the only way to get rid of someone as powerful as him.Mae is really digging deep into Unit 731's files, isn't she.
>>34803721Let's do it. Destabilize him.
>>34803721Why dont we negotiate
>>34803669Reika steps away from the bed and over to you. "There has to be something we can do!""I don't know." You say, but you're also thinking."Don't you have your magical technology toys? Can't they fix him?" Reika asks."They aren't..." You sigh. "No. Maybe. I don't know. You said it yourself, anyone else would be dead. Multiple times over.""Well, isn't he partly a ghost? How can a ghost get sick? They don't even have cells!" Reika asks."Well, no. He has a..." You stop. That...that could work. It also could NOT work...but...You go to the Solidifier/Destabilizer and check the tablet.Okay. In theory, it could work. Maybe.You'd have to completely destabilize Orochi's human body into a PKE form. Then Orochi himself would have to 'refocus' himself. Basically, purge his being of everything alien to it, leaving only his will, presence, and self. A pure PKE state. Then you can use the solidifier and that would restore his human form. Then presumably his own body's properties would do the rest, and voila. He is healed.The list of things that can go wrong with that is astronomical. It ranges from his body completely evaporating, to Reika and you being found in a room with a dead yakuza boss, to Orochi manifesting in his eight headed form and suddenly the Conjunction doesn't MATTER any more.So there's a lot of room for error.That being said, Orochi's body isn't going to die any time soon. Honestly, there's a good chance he could regenerate and heal himself over time. He's pleased with you and Reika, and maybe you should call it a day before something worse happens.(cont)
>>34803932> Leave the bastard there in his bed. Let him learn what it's like to be weak for once. You don't want to risk any more trouble. Also, it's not just your neck on the line if you try something crazy. Reika's life will be in direct jeopardy as well. If something goes wrong, the reject zone loses it's only medical option. Leaving is the best move.> You are NOT weak and you are NOT going to let the opportunity pass for Orochi to be in your debt. You have a chance to attack, so do it! Fortune favors the bold and you'll show that bastard. > Other
>>34803955> You are NOT weak and you are NOT going to let the opportunity pass for Orochi to be in your debt. You have a chance to attack, so do it! Fortune favors the bold and you'll show that bastard.
>>34803932>> You are NOT weak and you are NOT going to let the opportunity pass for Orochi to be in your debt. You have a chance to attack, so do it! Fortune favors the bold and you'll show that bastard.TIME FOR BAD DECISIONS!
>>34803955> You are NOT weak and you are NOT going to let the opportunity pass for Orochi to be in your debt. You have a chance to attack, so do it! Fortune favors the bold and you'll show that bastard. ATTACK HIS WEAK POINT FOR GREAT JUSTICE
>>34803975Yaaaay bad decisions!!
>>34803955>> You are NOT weak and you are NOT going to let the opportunity pass for Orochi to be in your debt. You have a chance to attack, so do it! Fortune favors the bold and you'll show that bastard.Tell him to get his will in order.
>>34803955>You are NOT weak and you are NOT going to let the opportunity pass for Orochi to be in your debt. You have a chance to attack, so do it! Fortune favors the bold and you'll show that bastard.>>34803975And bad rolls!
>>34804004YEAH, LET'S SEE HOW MANY 4's WE CAN ROLL
>>34803955> You are NOT weak and you are NOT going to let the opportunity pass for Orochi to be in your debt. You have a chance to attack, so do it! Fortune favors the bold and you'll show that bastard.But first explain what we are trying to do to Orochi. Tell him that this is an all or nothing affair. He has a real chance of dying.
>>34803955>Leave the bastard there in his bed. Let him learn what it's like to be weak for once. You don't want to risk any more trouble. Also, it's not just your neck on the line if you try something crazy. Reika's life will be in direct jeopardy as well. If something goes wrong, the reject zone loses it's only medical option. Leaving is the best move.Weak and a fool, but not one to risk the lives of others out of spite.
>>34803955> You are NOT weak and you are NOT going to let the opportunity pass for Orochi to be in your debt. You have a chance to attack, so do it! Fortune favors the bold and you'll show that bastard. You've tempted tg with "FUN!" GM how could we resist?
>>34804055>You've tempted tg with "FUN!" GM how could we resist?Warning: "Fun" may not actually include fun or enjoyable activities. May cause Rage, Grief, Panic, Breaking of Objects, Violence towards posters, being wrenloft, penis shrinkage or diarrhea. Do not use if Pregnant or Nursing.
>>34804111>being wrenloftI SPIT MY DRINK, YOU LITTLE SHITmy sides are going sideways
> You are NOT weak and you are NOT going to let the opportunity pass for Orochi to be in your debt. You have a chance to attack, so do it! Fortune favors the bold and you'll show that bastard.But also make sure Reika's okay with it first. Like >>34804034 said, this putting her neck on the line, too....Aslo, Ghostmaster, thanks for not making Reika a cliched big-titted, eye-candy, sexpot nurse despite deliberately setting us all up to think that's what she was.
>>34803955>You are NOT weak and you are NOT going to let the opportunity pass for Orochi to be in your debt. You have a chance to attack, so do it! Fortune favors the bold and you'll show that bastard.We're gonna fucking regret this, aren't we?
How about we tell him what we're planning and it's risks, then let him choose whether to take the chance?
>>34803955> You are NOT weak and you are NOT going to let the opportunity pass for Orochi to be in your debt. You have a chance to attack, so do it! Fortune favors the bold and you'll show that bastard.I feel like we should tell Orochi about the possible fuckups first. It'd be bad to piss off a god-serpent because it blew everything apart on a bad roll or something.
>>34804146I thought Reika was kuchisake onna when I read about the slash on her face actually. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuchisake-onna
>>34804222>then let him choose whether to take the chance?That would be the responsible thing to do as a doctor, to get the informed consent of the patient.It's a good thing that the Hippocratic Oath is less of a rule, and more of a suggestion, for Daisuke.
>>34804111There is a statue of a dwarf. It is wrought of adamantium and menaces with spikes of obsidian. The dwarf is wearing a proton pack. The dwarf is on fire. The dwarf is weeping.
>>34804246We never took the hippopotamus oath.
>>34804269We did however took the Bear Oath. We will rip and tear things with our bare hands
>>34804291This is GBQ not DAQ anon.
>>34804269......I think it's the Hippocratic Oath
>>34804330Or something like that
"I...have an idea." You say."You do?" Reika asks."Yes." You turn to Orochi. "I'm more than a doctor. I'm a ghostbuster. You know what they are?""The ones granted the title of Ur Exorcists. The ones who laid low many forgotten Gods and other nothings." Orochi said. "Hmm...so, a weak man and a foolish man...but not completely stupid, and certainly brave." He tilts his head. "Am I to be impressed?""You should be, I have a way for you to beat your poison." You say.You explain your idea.Reika is completely lost as you explain PKE behaviors.Orochi listens calmly, and his face is impassive.When you finish it breaks into a giant grin. "You're a fool, there's no question about it. But you are as brave as your title promises. Very well, let us do as you suggest. I will regain my strength, and then...then I will express my severe displeasure."You set up the Destabilizer, and point it at Orochi. "Are you ready?" Reika asks the both of you."Hmph." Orochi says."Not sure." You say. "Let's find out!"You pull the switch and the room is bathed in light.> Roll 6d6, highest roll of the next 5 rolls plays. Unless there's 4 or more 4's...then you're hosed.
>>34804291>bear oathIs that anything like the pledge of bearlegiance?
Rolled 2, 1, 1, 3, 5, 6 = 18 (6d6)>>34804364Gozer don't fail us now!
Rolled 4, 6, 2, 2, 1, 4 = 19 (6d6)>>34804364
Rolled 6, 6, 3, 6, 1, 5 = 27 (6d6)>>34804364Oh god
Rolled 4, 1, 3, 6, 1, 2 = 17 (6d6)>>34804364Fuck shit up!
Rolled 5, 5, 1, 1, 6, 4 = 22 (6d6)>>34804364You may not bring me your love but you bring me your...
Rolled 4, 2, 3, 3, 5, 5 = 22 (6d6)>>34804364>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ghost+Busters
Rolled 6, 6, 5, 4, 1, 3 = 25 (6d6)>>34804364PULL THE SWITCH IGOR!
>>34804387Well lookie there, THREE ENTIRE SIX'sAND AN ACTUAL 3good thing we aren't christian Gajin or three 6's would be an ill omen
>>34804412But we got four 4s, I think we failed. Unless GM meant four 4s in one post.
>>34804387Wow... 27 out of 36.
>>34804424I'm pretty sure that's what he meant.
>>34804387War Assets Updated: Orochi
>>34804424We got 3 fours. Only the first 3 rolls count for this stuff.
>>34804424Honestly, if that was the case then I would call bullshit, because then it would be rigged to hell and back.Heck even as it was this was incredibly risky.
>>34804437That's. . .hopefully slightly lucky too.
>>34804437>highest roll of the next 5 rolls plays.
>>34804441>>34804424But does that beat 3 3's?
>>34804441Yeah, statistically it would be nearly impossible NOT to get 4 4s in 30 dice.
>>34804441It's highest of five rolls, so it IS rigged to hell and back.We got four 4s total, and three 3s.Really depends on how antagonistic GhostMaster wants this player QM dynamic to be.
>>34804424Four of them in one post. Expecting not to get 4 over 5 posts with our rolls is...a bit much.
>>34804512Well, we got the three 3's before the four 4's, so that might be in our favor...
>>34804526Yeah, roll thirty six sided dice, and saying that not even a sixth of them have to not be a specific number?That would be ridiculous.
...Wait a minute...>Unless there's 4 or more 4's...then you're hosed.>>34803275YOU GAVE HIM IDEAS, DAMMIT
>>34804684Maybe it works to our favorThe 4 fours make him extra ghostlyThe crit 3 and 6 post make the purification/solidification more effective
>>34804723It doesn't.He baited us, and then gave us an impossible DC.Now the pain begins.
>>34804387There's a bright light, a LOUD male scream, and then a THUD, as you are lifted up off the ground, and thrust against the wall hard enough to make an impact mark. All of this is done by a large hand that is around your neck...which belongs to a very large, very angry, and very nude, Orochi.His eyes are glowing bright red too.The door flings open and Touji and Toshi are there. "We heard a yelllooo-oh." He says."I am fine." Orochi says in a very calm and pleasant voice, still holding you by the neck. "Please escort the doctor back down stairs, and pay her...with a bonus." He turns and smiles at a quivering Reika. "You have my thanks, Miss. I complement you on your skill and judgement. You have made a friend of me today. Is that understood, men?""Yes, sir." Touji says. "Come this way, Miss."Reika and the two goons leave and close the door, leaving you alone with Orochi, who is still holding you...and is still very naked."Do. You know. How much. That hurt?" Orochi asks. "I have destroyed entire family names of those who caused me HALF that much agony." He leans in to look at your face. "And I suppose you make the assumption that I am to be grateful? To thank you, and abase myself before the Old Man?" He drops you to the ground, where you collapse and gasp for air. You get a lung full and then Orochi plants a foot on your chest and pushes down just enough to make it hurt. "No. No, you will receive no reward. No alliance. No thanks. Not you, not your organization, and certainly not that forgotten god you call a Patron. Reika gets it all."He smiles. "And a sick little part of you is pleased about that. You helped Reika's fortune turn...doesn't it feel good?"(cont)
>>34804793Man, what a cunt.
>>34804793Hey, you're supposed to be beyond pain! Take it like a man, you pansy!
>>34804793Heh, he's angry now. Whatever happened to 'Do as you will. I am strength given form. I can withstand anything'?
>>34804793Aw damnit, now I REALLY wish we showed some backbone a while ago.Some more cash for Reika is nice and all, but what we really needed was some more allies.Oh well, it could have ended up worse.
>>34804793Welp, it worked. Now to see if we survive
>>34804793What? Can't take the pain? Thought you were supposed to be tough.
>>34804793"Jokes on you, asshole, I saved the life of a kitsune who got mortally wounded trying to kill me, despite knowing full well that she is psychologically incapable of gratitude.Also, I scored SO many points with Reika, you don't even know."
>>34804793Hey, as long as you get the fox group that did this to you in the first place and make them suffer, I'm alright with this.
>>34804895HA! It's true
>>34804895Lets not give him the satisfaction.
>>34804899We shouldn't assume. And saying something like that is exactly the kind of thing that will get Orochi to hold off wiping out Mae's kitsune warren until AFTER the lunar conjunction.
>>34804793"Fuck off, old man. I did my bit, I helped a friend. Go back to your soldiers and either fuck Mae up or stay the HELL out of our way."
>>34804793As a ghostbuster, I believe we are legally required to snark."I am beyond pain, I do not feel it. I believe those were your words?"
>>34804885>Aw damnit, now I REALLY wish we showed some backbone a while ago.That's exactly the kind of thinking that Orochi is saying he hates and expects of us.
>>34804919What if we just removed the fox part?
>>34804895>>34804899>>34804912>>34804930>>34804936It's a multi-post, wait for the continuation before posting something to say.
>>34804950I know, I wasn't actually responding, I'm pretty sure we're leaving after this.It was pretty much a joke.>>34804895was me.
>>34804944I thought he hated the fact that we didn't press on with our strength by both trying to defend Reika when we should've been pressing our case and outright stating we're ghostbusters.
Hey, I've been thinking; Gilgamesh is being a protector of humanity of a sort. A forgotten god still doing his job.What about more active gods who are explicitly protectors of humanity? Would Ghostbusters Scandinavia have Thor as their patron?
>>34804997I thought he was Enkidu?
>>34805007>EnkiduYes, sorry. Enkidu, not Gilgamesh. Sorry, sorry.IGNORE ME
>>34804997The more active gods are probably so active and busy maintaining their realms and catering to their worshipers, they don't have time to deal with mortals on a face to face basis anymore.
>>34804997Honestly, Odin would be better for the job, considering his wise and "I can see the fucking future" shtick.
>>34804967That's our weakness, one part of us he hates. The other part is where we view people as expendable, and want our actions to be validated by others, our ego to be stroked by their affirmations that we were right.On top of that, we use those that are close to us as objects to reaffirm our emotional need to be seen as a protector.Thinking of using our treatment of his condition as leverage to make him an ally, as well as using it to make Reiko's life better so that we can feel that WE were the one to make HER life better, is exactly what he says we do, what he expected us to do, and what he finds despicable in us.
>>34804793"However, I will tell you this." Orochi says. "The fox hired us to move multiple shipping crates to the docks and then submerge them. The crates were filled with human bones and the insides covered with spells. She's going to summon a Gasha-dokuro on the night of the final Conjunction. Even by their standards, it will be gigantic." He snarls. "Then I assume she poisoned me, to keep me out of the way.""So, I will give you this as a promise, fool." Orochi says. "I will not interfere. That night may be one of death and destruction, and you can be ASSURED that I will take my vengeance upon that Fox. But it will not be on that night. I am NO ONE'S pawn. My plans are MINE and my actions are MINE." He presses down a little harder. "I do hope that you die valiantly on that night, to satisfy your own desires."He steps off of you. "Now get out of my sight, Fool. Take your toys, and go bathe in Reika's worship." He walks to the bathroom. "If we meet again, I will crush your heart in my jaws."You grab your equipment and head for the door. The goons are there, and they politely escort you to the exit by the alley. They thank you for helping the boss, and wish you well.You throw the equipment into the trunk of the car, and get into the passenger seat. Still fuming at Orochi's words.It's interrupted by Reika hugging you. "Oh thank you thank you thank you!" She says. "That was amazing what you did!" She beams at you. "You're a miracle worker. I couldn't have done that without you." She squeezes your hand tightly.She realizes that she's holding your hand and lets go. "Oh my." She says blushing, "My my..." She takes a deep breath. "Umm...it's gotten a little late. Do...do you want to go have dinner? Together?"She gives you THAT smile. "So I can thank you for your help?"She looks at you with a look of adoration, exhilaration...and worship.> Yeah...yeah, sure. That sounds really nice.> Uhh...thank you, very much...but no. Let's just...go back to the Zone.
>>34804967I'm more pissed that not pushing it right at the beginning is enough for GM to fuck us all up the ass this whole session even though we did everything else right.That's kind of a great "Fuck You" for playing. "You get nothing, congrats. Enjoy reading as I kick the ass of your character to rub it in."
>>34805077>He steps off of you. "Now get out of my sight, Fool. Take your toys, and go bathe in Reika's worship." He walks to the bathroom. "If we meet again, I will crush your heart in my jaws."We don't even get to snap back? No 'If we meet again, you'll go the way of gozer?" What the fuck? Why is Daisuke suddenly a fucking pussy.
>>34805077There's no way to win here.Either we take advantage or her admiration, or we be more of a self-flagellating hero type.
>>34805079Anon, it's a multi-post. Look what Ghostmaster JUST posted.
>>34805077> Uhh...thank you, very much...but no. Let's just...go back to the Zone.You're tired and you rather have no weight on your chest when you sleep tonight.
>>34805115Or we admit to ourselves that Orochi's moral compass may be a TAD flawed, not succumb to his taunts, and move the fuck on with our lives.
>>34805117I stand by it. We still got fucking nothing. He literally told us nothing fucking important, kicked our ass some more, and then tossed us out. And Daisuke took it. I'm surprised he didn't fucking bend over and ask for more. With all the ass fucking the GM is giving us for ONE FUCKING SAFE PLAY at the beginning.
>>34805106Presumably because then he decides to make good on the threat now and kill us horribly.We have no equipment, no allies, and no game plan. It would be utter suicide against someone of Orochi's caliber.
>>34805077> Uhh...thank you, very much...but no. Let's just...go back to the Zone.There isn't really an option out of this that is perfect...but you know what?Fuck him. Yes, we have other motivations other than what we always state. Yes, we can be calculating.But you know what? That's part of being human. Everyone does it and part of being human is deciding when is right to be calculating and when is right to feel and act on it.
>>34805068>The other part is where we view people as expendableMost of them are with few exceptions>and want our actions to be validated by others, our ego to be stroked by their affirmations that we were right.Sometimes? Usually we just justify our actions to ourselves>On top of that, we use those that are close to us as objects to reaffirm our emotional need to be seen as a protector.This is truth.But really then how should we have gone about this to where we'd be having a Yakuza ally? Because honestly, I could care less about Reika's affections or sucess if that were the case.
>>34805077> Uhh...thank you, very much...but no. Let's just...go back to the Zone.
>>34805057Odin is a god of battle and death, he'd be a TERRIBLE guardian. His whole 'see the future' thing was solely to win or at least not LOSE Ragnarok.Thor is the member of the pantheon who is an active protector of mankind and he's also your all-around god: healing, law, fertility, protection....>>34805077>Uhh...thank you, ver much...but no. Let's just...go back to the Zone.Not only would I, personally, be uncomfortable taking that offer, our heart belongs to a lady named 'S###'
>>34805136We have a Posi-Slime Sprayer and enough time to wait for backup. At the very least we'd end up neutral because Orochi would know the other ghost busters would bust his ass harder then Susano-O did.
>>34804793....I thought he was beyond pain.
>>34805135>told us nothing importantI dunno, knowing about a giant skeleton-monster that's going to come out of the water is a pretty big deal, no bones about it.Thank you, I'm here all week
>>34805077>Yeah...yeah, sure. That sounds really nice.Fuck his words and fuck him. We're not going to set ourselves by his standards. He paints us in the worst possible light, but for all the bad he hates us for, there is also good. Never forget that we are never just what others say we are.
>>34805135Except that would only show we're not weak, but would still show us as a fool who controls those around him for his own aggrandizement.
>>34805077>Yeah...yeah, sure. That sounds really nice.I'm already outvoted, so… Hey, if we're gonna die in the end, let's sire as many offspring possible.
>>34805175I'm pretty sure that was the huge thing in Sachiko's nightmare.So we'd be taking out part of the final boss.
>>34805175Oh no, a giant skeleton. I'm so scared.
>>34805157Because our little tank of posi-slime is going to help us while facing the Orochi.lolno, he would just shrug it off then kill us horribly, and then kill our buddies horribly because they'd be rushing here with zero idea how Orochi fights and no preparation at all. Surprisingly enough, we actually need prep time to take on people like Orochi.
>>34805135No, Ghostmaster is a pretty cool dude, it's just that Orochi's an asshole. We had a choice of either him striking out against the Kitsune who's doing all of this, or benefits for Reika + finding out about the ultra-Stay-Puft skeleton.Which is better, anon?
BUT WHAT IF BY TRYING TO PLEASE HIM BY NOT GOING ON A DATE WITH REIKA IS EXACTLY FALLING INTO HIS TRAP AND MAKING US LOOK LIKE PUSHOVERS?
>>34805077>Yeah...yeah, sure. That sounds really nice.But don't have sex with her on the first date.Second base is fine.
>>34805185Who gives a fuck, it'd at least leave a better taste in the mouth then spending time in this whole thread where our succeed or fail was determined by the FIRST FUCKING CHOICE.At least end in a neutral position, not Orochi ass raping us.
>>34805077> Uhh...thank you, very much...but no. Let's just...go back to the Zone.We should really put Orochi's words aside. I mean, I'm pretty sure that he's a complete asshole himself and views people the same way.A few of the barbs stuck but I don't think that's all there is to us.
>>34805203HIM STRIKING AT THE KITSUNE, YOU FUCKING RETARD!
>>34805196A giant indestructable, INVISIBLE skeleton that bites the heads off people like animal crackers.
>>34805213>Orochi trying to bait us for helping Reika>He clearly favors Sana
>>34805077>yeahBut let's be classy about it.
>>34805203Not him, but being backed by the Yakuza and Orochi is something to sorely be desired.Plus that implicitly means he'd actively help us in the fight with information
>>34805077>Yeah...yeah, sure. That sounds really nice.She's a smart woman, and we did help her out.Are we going to assume that we're so spectacular that our majesty is preventing her from making good decisions, and we must isolate ourselves to stop people from fawning at us?
>>34805196>Oh no, a giant skeleton.It's a giant skeleton that's also invisible and indestructible. At least 15 meters tall, and this one is supposed to be bigger. So think an invisible, indestructible, silent Stay-Puft Marshmellow Man that also deafens you by causing loud ringing in your ears.
>>34805200The posi-slime burned him pretty damn good, and Daisuke is pretty weasle-y when he wants to be. We have a good chance.
>>34805077>Uhh...thank you, very much...but no. Let's just...go back to the Zone.Maybe ask if she wants to grab something to eat with the rest of the crew.
>>34805255Sounds like something Central would chew through every other week. Maybe not us though.
>>34805258Yeah, while he was half-dead from poison.How valiant of us.
>>34805077>> Uhh...thank you, very much...but no. Let's just...go back to the Zone.This shit makes me want to hit Reika, GM. Was that your goal? Because damn I have a really strong desire to smack the shit out of her for this.
>>34805274Really valiance, honor, all this other immaterial shit being thrown into this has fucked us over sideways.I had hoped it'd be like the Oni who valued business, we do them a service and we see a return from it.
>>34805288I agree that it's a dick move to have the whole encounter colored by one start, but I don't see any reason to take it out on Reika.
>>34805288>Because damn I have a really strong desire to smack the shit out of her for this.Why? Because she's honestly thankful that we didn't get her killed by a Yakuza boss?That by going along with her, and helping, she doesn't have to worry about the yakuza anymore?Or that things are turning out just like Orochi said they would?
>>34805316It seems like for whatever reason she might actually like Orochi?
>>34805307Or maybe we should just wait until the very end of the thread before we start passing judgement.
>>34805307>>34805316More that this is her fault and if she ever needs our help again she can go elsewhere.It's also a bit of my real life bile filtering in because damn if I don't feel like this has been wasted time.
>>34805255Considering that it's supposed to be at least fifteen times the size of the average PERSON, it's more likely that it's going to be at least 25 meters tall....for the average skeleton.This one promises to be a big boy.
>>34805077>Yeah...yeah, sure. That sounds really nice.She's honestly being thankful here.
>>34805255And drinks your blood by biting off your head.
>>34805340Now we won't have to fight an invisible kaiju.That's good.
>>34805077>Yeah...yeah, sure. That sounds really nice.Might as well get something out of this.
>>34805370But we'll be doing it without the backing of Orochi, that's bad.I don't blame Reika though because she wasn't awares of our previous dealings with Yakuza.
>>34805370And yet if we hadn't gotten screwed over and this hadn't been colored by the first option we would have gotten that AND Orochi's help.Getting the goddamn boobyprize while the GM wastes your time writing about your character getting metiphorically ass raped and taking it is a pretty piss poor reward.
>>34805340>this is her fault and if she ever needs our help again she can go elsewhere.Alright, so if someone isn't of use to us, or inconvenience us in any way, then you want to kick them to the curb.Going full attack on the first option would only make us a brave fool and that still wouldn't have given us Orochi's help.
>>34805400Honestly, I don't think Orochi was going to help regardless.He's even more of a villain than Tamamo-no-Mae.
>>34805400Dat boobyprize is always worth it mang, and information is a great thing to get away with too.
"Could that old legend, the one about Susano, ACTUALLY be about saving face? Do the games have it right? Were you actually beat by Little Miss Sunshine?"
>>34805412That just makes me wish he was even on our side even more. Imagine having a competent villain at our back? We'd have Tamamo beat all the sooner.But you can't get everything I suppose, no game is perfect.
>>34805410The more I think about it, the more that I believe Daisuke ruined some sort of criminal enterprise Orochi's Avatar had with his breaking of the scandal and it's backlash.Hell, several of the 'suicides' may have been murders to cover up his involvement.And just think about it, he just told us about the skeleton. It must really rankle that we saved his life.
>>34805412Yeah, I'd settle for him being neutral or at least not allied with Tamamo.
>>34805370That just means we have to slime the Gundam they have and then beat it to death with its Giant Robot Fists.
>>34805438She poisoned him and he didn't even know it.That was just her easiest method of taking him out.
>>34805410If it prevents us getting threads that feel like a waste of time, then yes. Completely.
>>34805400>this hadn't been colored by the first option we would have gotten that AND Orochi's help.What part of what Orochi has said indicates that he would have helped us at all if we had been on the offense from the get-go?He has two problems with us, why would not showing evidence of one suddenly make him ignore the other?Do you have any iota of backing to show that he would have considered allying with us, a fool as he calls us?He stopped calling us weak, but he still calls us a fool, and that he will not be used by anyone.
>>34805457And she bamboozled the PCOC and half the exorcists from Japan right from under our nose and literally in front of our face a few threads ago next to Yasuo.Still, muscle is muscle, and it'd of been nice to have some criminals who know how to fight on our side.
Slime it enough, get some eighties music goin'... and we got our own 'Statue of Liberty'.
>>34805477I think he's saying that if we didn't try and white-knight Reika, Orochi would have looked at us more favorably.
>>34805474>that feel like a waste of timeThen many threads must feel like a waste of time to you, even though things actually get done.
>>34805477The first part, where he said we use people and we're the worse kind of person and all that.
>>34805498Not really. This was the first one that out and out felt like a waste of time. Like I said before, there's alot of real life bile seeping in because of how much like a bitch Daisuke was reading.It'd be more palatable if it ended up more neutral.
All these interpretations... I never got a single impression that Orochi was going to actually help us at all. Where do people get the impression if we made the right choices he would actually ally with us?
>>34805516That's only because you can't handle the criticism that Daisuke, and by extension you (since you help to make his choices), had to take.
>>34805524The same reason we want to try to beat the apocalypse even if the odds are completely in our favor or it seems impossible at times.
>>34805535*against our favor
>>34805516Eh, first we sprayed him with ectoplasm, and then we followed it up by reversing his polarity.Just because we failed to follow up with a snarky comeback when he was strangling us doesn't mean we're a bitch.Hell, Orochi himself called us brave, albeit foolish as well.
>>34805531Sure. Doesn't mean that Daisuke should have taken it sitting down. Spit up some blood, tell him that he can try. At least have some fucking balls.
>>34805524I kind of hoped, yeah. But Orochi, a big bad-guy in Japanese folklore, telling us to fuck off isn't going to get my goat, honestly.I mean he's not going to help the good guys, he doesn't stop being a fucking asshole just because we stopped him being sick.
>>34805546Sure it does. Because it means when the enemy is overwhelmingly stronger, we're going to sit there and take it and then limp out with our tail between our legs when they let us.
>>34805547Really though, would that have profitted us?Daisuke thinks in terms of the greater good and maximum profit (both for the greater good and his own) whenever possible.If being snarky wasn't in our favor or giving any benefits, he wouldn't do it.
"Uhh...thank you, very much...but no. Let's just...go back to the Zone." You say. "We can get dinner at Miyagi's if you want, listen to Sato tell his tall tales to the PAGANs.""Oh that sounds lovely." Reika says. You drive home. Reika is quietly happy, and you are fuming at how much of an immense ass Orochi was. Also, you're trying to figure out how the hell you're going to be able to stop the Furisode Kimono from burning Tokyo to the ground, AND stop a giant invisible skeleton, AND take on Oiwa, all at the same time.Okay, maybe the PAGANs can take on the fire dress, and the four of you could probably take on the skeleton...but could you take the thing out in time for you to go over and deal with Oiwa?You'd also need something with power, something that could match that creature, so that it doesn't just stomp you. Literally. Maybe you can get your hands on a fire truck and modify it. There's plans in the database."Ugh, stupid traffic." Reika groans. "It always gets bad around here, tourists." She huffs."I didn't know this was a tourist spot." You say, finally coming back to reality."It was ever since they moved that back here and set it up." She sighs. "Still, it is cool.""What is? Oh." You stop as you see it.Your answer to the skeleton problem, or at least A answer.All 20 meters of it...give or take. And there's precedent! Oh boy, is there precedent. A wonderful symbol. A symbol of strength, goodness, and might.Of COURSE it would come to the defense of Japan...if you just can give it a little help.You gaze at the state of the RX-78 Gundam.And smile.END EPISODE 34
>>34805562Sure it would have profitted us. It'd let Orochi know if he tried anything we'd put his balls in a vice and then give him a nice ride to the containment unit.
>>34805563>You gaze at the state of the RX-78 Gundam.Congrats, GhostMaster. You have literally made everyone erect.
>>34805563>AND stop a giant invisible skeleton,Why don't we just get some SCUBA takes, go to the containers and fuck them up before they turn into a giant invisible skeleton.
>>34805563How'd we know about the Furisode Kimono?Like we weren't sure that was what it was last time, and don't know about the Fire.Also I guess I figured we'd get some diving equipment and dispel the skeleton before it could get started.
>>34805563>You gaze at the [statue] of the RX-78 GundamMy body is ready. SO ready.Does it have a cockpit that opens, cause if it does it literally does not matter what it's made of because it will work through the power of FIGHTING SPIRIT
>>34805563Thanks for running, Ghostmaster.
>>34805597The whole team probably compared notes back at base and realized what it was.
>>34805575After he killed us.This isn't the Ghostbusters animated series where due to syndication pressure they can't have anyone die on-screen.Just because we take down the leader of a Yakuza gang doesn't mean that the organization is somehow defeated.In fact, they take pride in avenging the death of a leader by mercilessly killing everyone associated with the assassin.If we were to bust Orochi, his gumi would simply come to the Factory and kill everyone there. Or do you really think that we'd be able to hold out against a human organization hell-bent on killing us?
>>34805453>>34805563*Manical Laughter*We will fight with HOT BLOOD and DETERMINATION; and J-Pop blaring can't forget that.
>>34805563NEXT EPISODETHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 3-5PM PST
>>34805616Does that mean we can go to PCOC and ask to place the PKE radtiating kimono under emergency special protection?
>>34805563>You gaze at the state of the RX-78 Gundam.>And smile.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsHYVUDMVdA
>>34805596That's a lot of area to cover, and there may already be magical protections.Besides, having the Gundam on our side, a symbol of science and technology as it smashes whatever youkai are around, would still be a good rallying image for us to have.
>>34805623We might. If we had a Giant Robot.I'm sorry I'm fixated on the idea of beating the shit out a Giant Skeleton with a Giant Robot.
>>34805623We can handle taking out god level kitsune trying to take over the world, we can handle a human organization.Just sayin'.
>>34805623To be fair, it's called the Organizer class of spirits.When you destroy the Organizer, the minions tend to get really fucked over and very much disorganized.It is as the ancients say "cut the head, you kill the snake."
>>34805673or something like that.
>>34805634I think if we show up in the RX-78, we might just be able to.
>>34805667Actually I forget but is the Supernatural Yakuza a separate entity from the actual human Yakuza? Or are they the same organization in Japan.America had a separate ghost crime syndicate and human crime syndicate respective.
>>34805720There are appearantly multiple groups, supernatural and human and potentially mixed.
>>34805666>I'm sorry I'm fixated on the idea of beating the shit out a Giant Skeleton with a Giant Robot.Star: "So, a Gundam will be fighting a giant, regenerating, technically-nude, humanoid figure that causes destruction, eats people and hates humanity."Sato: "We will be settling SO many otaku arguments."
>>34805673But does that also extend to the human elements of Orochi's gumi?>>34805720>is the Supernatural Yakuza a separate entity from the actual human Yakuza?From what we've seen, there are mixed gumi's, and they extend into both criminal worlds.The Oni we dealt with had mundane guns that would be more useful against humans than youkai, and Orochi's goons are both humans and youkai.
>>34805732>and potentially mixed.There's no potential.Reika said that Orochi's group has both humans and youkai in it.
>>34805755No, but I'm pretty sure irreversible anal prolapse works fairly well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_N10A9qAVAWe gonna plug an N64 controller into that thing? Form a blade out of pure PKE? I'm getting emotional here... and that emotion is ASS KICKIN'
>>34805755>But does that also extend to the human elements of Orochi's gumi?Possible, especially if they've been under the sway of his effects for so long. It could have a big effect on their psyche if such an event were to occur.
>>34805783Controllers? You control a Giant Robot with your FIGHTING SPIRIT and DETERMINATION. We have no need of controllers.Slime responds to emotions after all.
Oh boy when this shit go down we BETTER rally people's spirits because the only reason the statue of liberty trick worked was because the new york gestalt was celebrating New Years Eve and it's the frigging statue of liberty come to save the day.Slime responds to emotion so I pray to god we somehow switch the glood, doom, and general panic that's going to be going on during the battle.
>>34805829It's an RX-78 though, that means we need to read the manual and don't get bonuses for yelling our attacks.Too bad they never made a 1/1 God Gundam Statue.
>>34805745Settling those arguments in the most awesome way possible. I expect Nico Nico and Youtube to be loaded with videos of this regardless of circumstance.
>>34805852I could see Sunrise building more of the things for shits and gigs. We can only hope.
>>34805857The skeleton is invisible though.
>>34805905... Slime the Skeleton?
>>34805905>>34805925We'll be sure to record everything with our Ecto-Camera's then.http://ghostbusters.wikia.com/wiki/P.K.E._CameraWe'll instally these babies everywhere on the Gundam, on the ground, have Pagan dudes run around with em.
Now, we just have one question: What track will be played? WHAT WILL SPUR THIS MAJESTIC GOLEM TO GLORY?
>>34805882There's another Gundam at the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park, a Zeta Gundam in Komeya.And then there's the 60-foot tall Tetsujin-28 in Kobe.
>>34805934Either way we NEED footage. For archival purposes you understand.
You guys actually did get a bigger reward than you think you did. I apologize for not making it clearer.Orochi has said that Reika was a 'Friend of Orochi' which means that she gets actual protection. She's no longer working for them in exchange for them not extorting protection money from the zone.That means that the Zone is now considered to be Protected by Orochi. (With the exception of the Dumpling Factory because you guys are...well...you.) Only Mae has to muscle to go up against Orochi. No one else would DARE risk pissing him off, and making trouble on HIS territory, particularly the neighborhood of the person who saved his life? Mae could threaten people with death, and they'd still turn her down.You've gotten the Reject Zone Class S protection. Well done.
>>34805992Holy shit, they've been busy. Last I checked there was only the one.
>>34805934We should also install a large modified Mass Containment generator for some shields.>>34806004Lovely, so we can expect some aid if they ever make a strike on the Sanctuary or the Reject zone, though I feel the battlefield will be eslewhere for reasons.
>>34805992>>34806013Oh, and the Ghibli Studio in Tokyo, that has a Laputan Robot we could potentially animate.When it comes to animating and using giant robots to bolster and encourage our forces, Japan is the jackpot.
>>34805969>Now, we just have one question: What track will be played?Why is this even a question?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn27jQAuoWw
>>34806004I suspect there may have been a bit too much cultural differance for that to come through.
>>34806004So wait, does that mean that Sachiko no longer has to pay anyone off either, because no one, human or yokai, dares fuck with Orochi's turf?
Okay, we need to figure out how to arm the thing, get a proton beam installed into the beam rifle.
>>34806142There's still the police.
You know, if the Titanic could arrive in New York's harbor, we could try to get the Yamato. Sure, it sunk on a suicide mission. But that's the kind of self-sacrifice and adherence to duty that Japan absolutely adores. As a member of the Imperial Family, Rei COULD order the Yamato and its crew to fight on her behalf.We could also see what happens if she signs an Imperial Edict recalling all available Imperial Japanese Army and Navy troops and ships back to Tokyo to defend the Home Island.
>>34806109I know it's a westernization, but I can't stop hearing it in my head.>Gigantor>Gigantor>Gigaaaaaaaaaannnntoooooooor
>>34806151With enough slime and energy, the thing WILL be armed with whatever it is meant to be armed.Lady Liberties torched burned on the day Vigo was defeated, so we'll be seeing Beam Rifles.>>34806157...that's just crazy enough to work.
>>34806151It's already designed to have a fusion reactor.We could build a proton pack into the beam rifle, and a couple packs in the body so that we can replace the head vulcans with neutrino wands.
>>34806153I think they count as people who don't want to fuck with Orochi.
>>34806004>No one else would DARE risk pissing him off, and making trouble on HIS territoryJust as long as he knows that if he steps out of line, we'll put his balls in a vice. We used an egg beater wrapped in christmas lights to heal him, we sure as hell can build an espresso machine covered in yard lights with a sprinkler on top to take his powers away.
>>34806157>Yamato class Battleship>460 mm gunsPlease anon I can only get so hard.
>>34806190The thing is that's not true.He might very well be the original kaiju, and even Susanoo himself needed to get Orochi drunk first.
>>34806190That goes both ways. There would be retribution from his human subordinates as well as webs of debts and alliances from purely human yakuza gumi. We would only be able to last so long before we were killed.
Do you think we can play the original series theme song on everything we find? To get the emotion power from everyone who grew up watching that show and sees the thing moving.
>>34806255>We would only be able to last so long before we were killed.That's never stopped a ghostbuster before. Not that we plan to take him out anytime soon.With the destruction of an Organizer they would probably experience a severe wave of dismay and confusion and be in a moment of weakness, if we could find a way to take out the rest of their agents during this timeframe that'd be a surefire way to defeat them.
>>34806230We'd figure out a way. We're ghostbusters, this is the shit we live on.>>34806255Eh, I dunno. People have pointed out reasons we'd last pretty long, and I doubt many people would mess with someone who could take down Orochi.
>>34806190>we'll put his balls in a vice. Stuff your bravado. He has the resources to go after Kaede and Kuzu does not have the power to stop him if we make this a matter of face and yakuza honor.That not including the fact that he could simply have the factory bombed, us sniped from a distance, or any number of methods to have us killed.
>>34806275>if we could find a way to take out the rest of their agents during this timeframe that'd be a surefire way to defeat them.The only way to stop a criminal organization is with another rival criminal organization.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfbYp9oaIT8
>>34806295Stuff your cowardness. If he gets out of line, we'll drop his ass. Same as we're going to do to Mae, same as the original Busters did to Gozer and Shandor.
>>34806320And then we'll smile and take it when the government tells us to roll over, just like the original Ghostbusters did.
>>34806327Aren't we fighting the government right now?
>>34806327Yeah, but that only lasts until the second movie when the government realizes that they were wrong and need the Ghostbusters.
>>34805453Posi slime the interior of the Gundam. Hook up a Steel Battalion controller. Start pumping some TM revolution.
>>34806327Don't mess with the IRS, nobody messes with the IRS
>>34806295Ghostbusters have faced worse odds and more powerful enemies.
>>34806358We need to hook up some sort of proton based laser sword too.
>Taking control of a cherished anime icon.>Gather the energy from living beings.We be makin' a walking Spirit Bomb.
>>34806437Hopefully we won't need to have the PAGAN militia spend five minutes distracting the target while we charge it up.
>>34806422I'm not sure about laser swords, but Ghosts can't pass through lead so maybe a giant lead blade might work.
>>34806340The PCOC does not have jurisdiction to order the Ghostbusters because we are not contracted by the city of Tokyo or by the national Diet of Japan.They can fine us, however.And we're only fighting against one part of the government; they still have the right to shut us down if they feel we are a menace.Then we have to explain to Janine how we let a franchise fail.
>>34806457Doesn't even have to be the Spirit Bomb; If we gather up enough energy we might be able to pull off a Kamehameha, or a DESTRUCTO-DISC.
>>34806537>Then we have to explain to Janine how we let a franchise fail.We did what needed to be done.
>>34806365>nobody messes with the IRSJanine doesn't.Not even the Joker wants to fight the IRS. Batman, Superman, the entire Justice League he's fine against. But mention the IRS and he'll be hiding under his bed.
>>34805563>Your answer to the skeleton problem, or at least A answer.All 20 meters of it...give or take. And there's precedent! Oh boy, is there precedent. A wonderful symbol. A symbol of strength, goodness, and might.Of COURSE it would come to the defense of Japan...if you just can give it a little help.You gaze at the state of the RX-78 Gundam.And smile.>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Ok6Arp6Tc
Incidentally, don't forget to archive.
>>34806662I can trust the one anon who's been really good at keeping up with that, right?
>>34806683Maybe not this time.I'm gonna wait until it hits page 9.
It just got archived as Episode 34. We're good."Reika asks us for help with an unusual patient of hers, a 'polite gentleman' who wants a male doctor to diagnose him. A good impression is not made."
>Dammit, I archived a few seconds too late."We find something Good. Something Pure. Something that brings out the Best, in all of us. Oh, and we put a big snake through detox"