PREVIOUS EPISODES: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ghost+BustersLAST EPISODE: You were a nurse’s assistant.- - -When the PKE blast wave hits, you were just in the middle of a long slurp of your breakfast ramen. At least you weren’t in Sato’s postion, testing the calibration of the ecto-goggles. Akira and Star were also rather caught off guard, but they were in less reactionary position when the wave hit.“Was that us?” Akira asks first.“No…I don’t think so.” Star says, getting out her phone that just chimed. “Rei and the PAGANs down at the sanctuary are asking what’s going on as well.”“Was it them?” You ask.“Don’t think so. They were repairing the hole in the roof we made and restoring the garden, then whatever THAT was hit, and every Yokai either hit the floor, or puked, or is nursing a massive headache.” Star says. “According to Rei and Rini, no one was doing anything.”THUD. THUDTHUDTHUD THUD!The sound of Sachiko’s arrows hitting your door is clearly heard.
>>34957225Sato’s phone pings and he hands it to Akira, as he’s still temporarily blind. “Kaede says that Sachiko was in the shower. Your sister says if we were responsible, we should already be running, because after Sachiko’s done with us, she’s going to give us to the vampires.” Akira says.“So it probably wasn’t them,” You say as you finish cleaning up the spilled ramen. “So…what the heck WAS that?”“I’ll do a news, web, and phone check.” Star says. “Maybe in the meantime, someone could contact Central and the others?”“I’ll go outside and see if anyone needs help after that.” Sato says, his vision returning. “The PKE sensitive people probably got hit like a ton of bricks.”“I want to check the containment field. Make sure that it isn’t going to explode.” Akira says.> Help Star> Help Sato> Help Akira> Call Central> Check on Yurei and the Vaganbonds> Other
>>34957238> OtherRecall Sato, we should be able to Triangulate the PKE wave's origins with our equipment.Get Star to contact Central.
>>34957238We don't speak english. Shouldn't star be calling Central?
>>34957238> Check on Yurei and the Vaganbonds
>>34957238>Call CentralAlso, later we need Rei to sign an Imperial Edict, and announce it at Yasukuni Shrine."I, Lady Rei Kachidoki, recognized member of the Imperial Family, do hereby exhort and command the warriors of the Imperial Japanese Navy and of the Imperial Japanese Army in foreign lands to return to Tokyo in defense of the Home Islands, to bring with them their arms and armor raised in their duty to the Empire, for the duration of the Lunar Conjunction."
>>34957588She isn't officially reconciled with the Emperor (and thus Imperial blessing/authority) yet remember? Because we let Pagan still exist and are using them as our canon fodder.
>>34957632Yurei noted she can command, just that she can't countermand.
>>34957709I suppose.Still, we'd need to word it better because technically the IJN and IJA were both disbanded by the Japanese constitution with implicit Imperial approval.
>>34957238Check on yurei and the vagabonds. Let everyone know step two of whatever they are doing is check for source of pke event.
>>34957288The data collected from our equipment should be accessible later after we do the more important things, so Sato needs to check on the PKE people first.We need to check on Yurei because she's a good influence on Rei (also she's Yurei), and the Vagabonds because they're our money ticket.>>34957238> Check on Yurei and the Vaganbonds
>>34957238>Check on Yurei and the Vagabonds
>>34957238>Check on our ghosts>>34957588>>34957791I think they mean to call the ghosts of the dead to rise from their graves across the Pacifjc and defend the homeland.
>>34958223I know, that would be hard since we can't exactly call the Imperial forces since they have been officially abolished by constitution, and by expy, the will of the Emperor who is legally bound by the constitution.Also possible that death or the afterlife are not so easily persuaded to give back their charges, since surely other god kings in the past would have called forth their servants from the beyond the grave if they tried.
>>34958110>>34957987>>34957969You let the others check on their tasks and you go to check on Yurei and the Vagabonds.You can see that the Chyme screen is flashing ERROR ERROR ERROR.The Vagabonds items as still on the shelf, safe, where you placed them. Although their usual pile of junk food, and manga is in total disarray.You pick up the Chyme and gently tap a few buttons."Yurei? You in there? You okay?"After a couple of seconds the screen clears and you see Yurei, dressed in her white ghost costume. She's lying on the 'ground' and she's got spirals for eyes and is holding her head.You smile. If she's able to go and play cutesy, then she must be okay.- - WHAT HAPPENED? - -"We're not sure."- - FEEL LIKE I GOT HIT BY A TRUCK. A TRUCK FILLED WITH BRICKS...MADE OUT OF SMALLER TRUCKS. - -"Okay, well when you think you won't spew ectoplasm over anything, could you go check on the Vagabonds? They're all locked in their foci."Yurei nods, appears in reality, and floats, slowly, over to the Vagabonds' 'homes' she knocks on them. Then goes back into the Chyme.- - THEY'RE OKAY. HIT WORSE THAN ME. NEED TO REST. NO PERMANENT DAMAGE. CAN I GO LIE DOWN? - -"Sure." You say and set Yurei's Chyme back down, seeing her cartoon of her hiding under covers with an ice pack on her head.You head back to the others. "The ghosts are fine, but they aren't going to be bouncing around like usual.""Sunspot my ass." Star grumbles. "So totally bogus.""Sunspot?" You ask."It's what they're saying happened. It looks like both Pacific coastlines got hit." She says."Anything major?" You ask.She shakes her head. "Nah. Some blackouts, but nothing bad. Yet.""Can you contact Central? See if they know what happened?" You ask."Sure." She says. "Give me a bit.""Well, good news on our side." Akira says. "Whatever that thing did, it hit the spooks in the Containment Field hard. Activity has dropped like a rock." He grins. "I feel SO bad for them."(cont)
>>34958329>Also possible that death or the afterlife are not so easily persuaded to give back their chargesVigo was able to get the Titanic to arrive in NYC, I think getting the Yamato to arrive in Tokyo Bay is worth a try.
>>34958337Sato comes back in, dodging an arrow from Sachiko's temple."Lot of pissed people." Sato says. "For some reason they think this is our fault.""Anything bad?" You ask.Sato shakes his head. "Sachiko has a nosebleed and she's the absolute worse. For humans. The yokai just passed out and woke up with a MASSIVE hangover. Like I said, they are not happy, and they're blaming us.""To be fair, this is something that we'd probably do...on accident." Akira says. "But honestly, what WAS that?"> Go outside and see if you can't talk down the angry group of people.> Go and turn on the monitoring systems that weren't temporarily fried and see if you can't figure it out.> Wait for Star to finish talking to Central.> OTher
>>34958337>hit both coasts of the Pacific>likely from centerOh shit.
>>34958337>"Whatever that thing did, it hit the spooks in the Containment Field hard. Activity has dropped like a rock." He grins. "I feel SO bad for them."Oh dear, while that is relieving it also means the Containment Field was breached by the PKE wave. That is really bad because that's exactly the type of thing it's built to stop.It must have been an extraordinary blastwave.Also poor ghosts, bet after all that time lulling about in whatever counts as a ghost version of peaceful fields must have been a real shock to the system.
>>34958434>Go outsideTry and calm the natives before they lynch us for this.
>>34958418Vigo has had previous dealings with Death itself, as well as vast sorcerous powers from countless sacrifices.He hired death to serve as part of his vast army from hell before it was defeated by the undying russian soldier who captured him in his magic sack.It should also be noted that Death can be persuaded, bribed, even co-erced (usually by the sack).I have a feeling there isn't one distinct "Death" but several similar entities. In Japan we probably would have shinigami.
>>34958434>Go outside and see if you can't talk down the angry group of people.Let's try to avoid an angry mob forming if we can help it.
>>34958493*forgot to mention the Ghostbusters even encountered one who caught death in a bag and had to free him because the collective PKE/Ectoplasmic energy in New York was building up too fast into a solid being (also because the Ghost Smashers were discorporiating ghosts)
>>34958434>Go outside and see if you can't talk down the angry group of people.And check for ominous clouds in the sky.
I have a question; did Mae plan for the American citizens on Japanese soil? Or all those US military bases? They're not bound by the will of the Emperor and if any of them are sensitive or destined for something, they can go right on doing things.
>>34958434> Go and turn on the monitoring systems that weren't temporarily fried and see if you can't figure it out.Get some answers first.
>>34958589I'd imagine the Americans have their own paranormal politics to deal with.Ghost John Adams vs. Ghost Jefferson. All the confederate ghosts are probably a problem too.In any case, the American's hands are probably tied.
>>34958589I forget but techincally aren't the JSDF under the ultimate jurisdiction of the UN since their conception after WW2?In any case, I take it any human/youkai not magically bound by the PCOC/Kimono plotstrings can choose to do whatever they want, regardless of the Emperor's will (there may be repercussions though)Mae herself is proof that the Emperor's will is not exactly mandatory, because she defied the Emperor and so have various other monsters in the past.>>34958671That would be up to the various GB sections in America to deal with.
>>34958705Of course, but this is Japan and we don't know how American paranormal shit effects armymen stationed in Japan.
>>34958671I'm not talking about their great powers, I mean the people who've got their feet on the ground. Mae is going to freeze the Japanese system, but anyone who isn't by her plan is free to act, including some 23 year old punk with a gun.
>>34958705Oh, and Orochi too being the head of the darned Yakuza and directly opposing the government of the Emperor.Kinda like the Greeks. Sure they usually obeyed Zeus but occasionally even the gods tried to backstab him.>>34958732What you should more be wondering about is Bhudda's hold on these lands, with a distinct 30% of the population and not being under the will of the Emperor.Also it would probably depend on their religion unless they've been sworn into some secret American paranormal entity, and that their effect on the PKE background would be so small it wouldn't matter anyway.In numbers though, that's another story, and is why we should take care of our psykers in Pagan.
>>34958747Virtually any human who hasn't signed into the PCOC's kimono spell can do whatever they want.
>>34958616Relevant info vote.
>>34958524>>34958497>>34958476You go outside, Sachiko is standing there, her hair is still wet and slightly soapy. It makes her look like the typical long haired ghost girls you bust.The rest of PAGAN and a few Sanctuary Yokai are standing there in a loose crowd outside the dumpling factory.They look pissed...and Sachiko has her bow."Okay, first." You say. "This wasn't us. Seriously.""You expect us to believe that?" One of the yokai asks. "Everyone knows you're always making new weapons, or traps, so what, you make a bomb and it blow up in your faces?""If we made a bomb and it blew up, wouldn't we have been blown up too?" You say. "Anyway, check your phones, or computers or whatever. They're saying that this 'sunspot' hit the whole pacific shoreline, both sides."There's a little fiddling around as a few people call your 'bluff' and then concerned mumbling."Is this something we need to worry about?" A PAGAN asks, half-fearful half-hopeful. "Is it the first rumblings of forgotten Mu rising out of the water and spewing out the foul soldiers of a long forgotten race here to reclaim the earth in a orgy of blood and death so that their forgotten Gods can hear our howls of agony?"Everyone turns to stare at the PAGAN for a while.Then back at you."Well, it's probably not that." You say. "Nor is it a space-time rift that will require us to build giant robots."A little laughter at that "Hmph, it's overrated." "HEY I liked it!" "We'll keep you guys posted. Let us know immediately if you have any further effects. Okay? Okay." You say and head back inside."Bad news." Star says. "It WAS us."(cont)
>>34959249"What?" You say."Well, it was the ones in California...well, right NOW they're in hawaii...but anyway, they caused it." Star says. "They blew up some tall glowing crystal radio-tower thing.""A what?""Or maybe it was MADE of crystals...either way. It was evil and tied to their Carcossa case. It sent out a shockwave that apparently travels well over water." Star shrugs. "Central has them looking into it, but wants us to send them any data we can obtain.""So...not the end of the world?" You ask."Nah. That was us STOPPING the end of the world...well not US us...but you get the idea." She shrugs. "Butterfly effect, Dai. We don't live in a bubble. We actually helped Chicago a huge amount too.""When?" You ask."You know how they're fighting a Nightmare Ruler of a Realm of Mental Torment, right?" Star asks."Yeah." You say."Well, when we beat the Aspects, you know all those souls we released? Or at least what we THINK are souls?" Star says."Yeah." You say."Well, it's a couple hundred or even a few thousand Nightmares that are ended. That causes...well they used a lot of terms, but basically it causes the Nightmare World to weaken. By a noticeable amount, since it's such a rapid shift in such a large number.""Huh." You say."One big happy, excessively destructive, family." You say.Akira is frowning looking at the containment unit. "I just had an idea." He says."Yeah?" Sato asks."Well...we've got a rare opportunity here." He says. "From what I'm seeing, ghosts and Yokai that...for lack of a better word...that are 'evil' or rely heavily on Negatively-Charged PKE. They got hit REALLY hard. I mean, our Yokai and Yurei are back up, and the Vagabonds are still laid out, as I think the containment unit is still...yep..." He cheeks the machine. "They're still blasted.""So?" Sato asks."So maybe we should pile into YOMI and do that raid on P-COC that we needed to do." He says.(cont)
>>34959451>"I just had an idea."That is NEVER a phrase I want to hear from Akira.
>>34959529But it is the GB catchphrase when we're about to do something really awesome or really ill advised.Usually both.
>>34959451"Mae and her flunkies will all be out of commission as they recover." Akira says with a big grin. "Yeah, but there are human employees there as well." Star says. "Also, like, there's no telling how long this'll last. Plus, the moment we steal the papyrus, she's gonna know we know something.""All the more reason to move now." Akira says."I've got another idea how we can use this." Star says. "We can free Kayako.""What?" Akira says."Look, apparently we owe her. You said it yourself, the containment field has been knocked for a loop." Star shrugs. "We go in there, get her good side, and get out.""Do you know HOW to get inside there?" Akira asks."It can be done. In theory." Sato says. "I can hook something up, maybe with a bit of Induced Astral Projection...you may want Yurei's help...it's possible...but you'll risk brain death. At least.""See? Easy." Star says."I think we should try and recreate this." Sato says. "We've got a few tech still working, and the concept is sound. If we had this on our side during the conjunction...boom! We win.""If we don't blow ourselves up. Plus, we'd be poking into that Carcossa stuff. Last thing we need is ANOTHER force of evil trying to wreck things over here." Star says. "Also, I'd hate to skip this chance.""Same here." Akira says.> Let's get that Papyrus. We're heading to P-COC, NOW.> Let's do what we can here and now. Let's help Kayako reunite with her son.> I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think we need to build an dangerous bomb using energies from a hostile alien dimension. > Other
>>34959612>"It can be done. In theory." Sato says. "I can hook something up, maybe with a bit of Induced Astral Projection...you may want Yurei's help...it's possible...but you'll risk brain death. At least."Or you know, precedence, Egon did invent the Molecular Destabilization Suit for that purpose and used it twice.Not that we might have to time to build such a thing, but you never know.
>>34959612>I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think we need to build an dangerous bomb using energies from a hostile alien dimension.Sounds Crazy Enough to Work to me!
>>34959612> Let's get that Papyrus. We're heading to P-COC, NOW.*Mission Impossible theme plays*
>>34959612>> Let's get that Papyrus. We're heading to P-COC, NOW.We do know about the Kimono now in character, we can use our GB authority over immediate hostile threats to justify the raid to the PCOC.
>>34959612>I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think we need to build an dangerous bomb using energies from a hostile alien dimension.I'm about 95% certain that this is a fucking terrible idea, but it's exactly what Ghostbusters would do.
>>34959612> I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think we need to build an dangerous bomb using energies from a hostile alien dimension.
>>34959612> Let's do what we can here and now. Let's help Kayako reunite with her son.I don't want Mae to know that her plans have been compromised until she sees the RX-78, Tetsujin-28, Zeta Gundam, and the Yamato pulling into Tokyo Bay.
>>34959612Lets go visit P-COC. Steal the dress while we're there, too.
>>34959612>Let's do what we can here and now. Let's help Kayako reunite with her son.I get the feeling this just might unlock something useful. Let's raise that flag.
>>34959612>Let's get that Papyrus. We're heading to P-COC, NOW.Hopefully the bureaucrats will eventually be able to forgive us.
>>34959612>Let's do what we can here and now. Let's help Kayako reunite with her son.
>>34959742>>34959757>>34959768If we wanted to do that, we should've chosen to find out how to Free Kayako, instead of last time choosing to find out why the Kami are trapped.Which is the reason we led to the Papyrus plan.Don't shift focus.
>>34959612>Let's do what we can here and now. Let's help Kayako reunite with her son.now that I think Kayako had some information we couldn't get before
>>34959612>> Let's get that Papyrus. We're heading to P-COC, NOW.
>>34959612>> Let's get that Papyrus. We're heading to P-COC, NOW.As much as I hate not helping Kayako for all she's done for us, we need that Papyrus. For Kayako, I'd rather totally build a small scale version of the device and then apply it to just the containment unit.
>>34959828Tampering with the Containment unit is a really bad idea.Better still we transfer Kayako into an alternate smaller containment unit (such as the super slammer) and then work on that. At least then if we mess up, we only have Kayako's problems to deal with (and that is saying something).
>>34959612> Let's get that Papyrus. We're heading to P-COC, NOW.If we get the Papyrus, we can use it to call then IJN, which means calling up the Yamato and the Musashi, as well as the kamikaze pilots. At the least, we could re-mobilize the spirits of Yasukuni Shrine.
>>34959757concur, head into the containment unit and help Kayako. Maybe ince Sato is our only Tech guy we send The rest of the team one or two PAGAN and Sachiko to P-COC? Or all of PAGAN to distract the human P-COC workers?
I just have an ugly feeling that Mae's status as a kyuubi would mean she counts as "holy" and would thus be unaffected, and even if that wasn't the case, it seems like it would provoke an immediate counter attack.Helping Kayako seems like it would accomplish nothing but making us feel better, like last time.And the bomb seems like risking cataclysmic failure for something too convenient to be allowed to work even if we did succeed.These all seem bad.
>>34959794But we already know because gameshow host guy told us. Separate from the good part from the bad. Lady was literally falling apart when we beat her. She was holding it all in her stomach.
>>34959910Addendum any Yokai we can trust go with to claim that they are family to the poor and afflicted Yokai that work for P-COC come toc are for them. Be fairly fussy and disruptive. overload the poor cubical drones
>>34959927>Separate from the good part from the bad.Easier said than done, we were given the choice of asking her how to best do it before but we chose to learn about the Kami's whereabouts.
>>34959911>I just have an ugly feeling that Mae's status as a kyuubi would mean she counts as "holy" and would thus be unaffectedShe was probably what would be the equivalent of "excommunicated" by the original Emperor she tried to kill.Granted, I expect that might have easily changed through maneuverings with our emperor and paperwork.As for a counter attack, isn't that exactly up Ghostbuster territory?
6 for P-COC, 5 for Kayako, 3 for the Bomb"Let's go get that Papyrus." You say.Akira grins and you all jump into YOMI-1 and speed away."Do we have any idea where it might be?" Star asks as you all get ready for the raid. "I mean, I hate to be this person, but what if she isn't keeping it there?""Mae's a narcissistic coward." You say. "She's not the type to let something that important out from where she can't keep watch over it.""Kuzu-no-ha tell you that?" Akira asks."Yes. She did." You say."Hey, why don't we just ask her to tell her son to take Mae out again. Abe-no-Seimei IS her son...right?" Sato asks."I already asked Kaede." Star says. "She told me that Kuzu said that she would never give her three prized children any orders. She honors their independence too much.""Three?" You ask."Abe-no-seimei, and two Six-Now-Three tailed Kitsune. They were daughters of hers who pursued their mother after she 'vanished' and they passed all her tests, they chose then to become kitsune." Star says. "Kaede says Kuzu showed her the family album.""Can we ask them for help?" Sato asks."They globe trot as much as their mother, apparently. Same with Abe-no-seimei. If by some miracle we run into them we can ask them...but they're still Kitsune." Star says."We can always have Daisuke 'convince' them." Akira says. "Use his charm.""Hey!" You say. Then sigh and let it go. "So, we shouldn't expect them to help unless we're lucky.""Pretty much." Star says. Akira stops YOMI-1 in front of the office building plaza that has the P-COC building.You can see there are a few ambulances pulled outside."Well, that certainly is a sign." Sato says. "As the ancients say, the brush of crimson on the field is a tale of combat, joy, and sorrow...or something like that."> Try to 'borrow' some EMT equipment/uniforms so you can go inside without being harassed.> Go up to the EMTs and offer your assistance.> Just barge in and act like you're supposed to be there.> Other
>>34960360>> Just barge in and act like you're supposed to be there.I can speak from experience that it's amazing the places you can get into if you just act like you're supposed to be there.
>>34960360>Just barge in and act like you're supposed to be there.Subtlety, thy name is most definitely not Daisuke.
>>34960360> Just barge in and act like you're supposed to be there.We might need all of our equipment, barge in and make it a TRUE raid
>>34960360> Just barge in and act like you're supposed to be there.Act like you belong, Nothing will Mmmmphhhhh
>>34960360>Go up to the EMTs and offer your assistance."Just remember, always be humanitarian like Egon. Even if you're not human."
>>34960360Subtlety, thy name is most definitely not Daisuke.
>>34960534You clump together and just head towards the doors at a steady fast clip. Trying very hard to get that aura of 'Yes, I'm supposed to be here. Please don't get in our way.'> Roll 1d6
>>34960591The hell? Were you trying to quote me or something?
Rolled 2 (1d6)>>34960623Survey SAYS!
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>34960623Aw dammit.
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>34960623roll
>>34960645>>34960658>>34960672Hmm, not exactly amazing, but at least there's no 4s. Good enough for me!
>>34960645>>34960658>>34960672Eugh. How unfortunate.
>>34960645Maybe one of the EMTs looks at you, but he's busy himself, so you four walk into the P-COC lobby without any problem.Well one problem.The mural with the Kimono is gone."Damnit!" Sato says. "They moved it.""Okay, focus." Star says. "Do we have any idea where the Papyrus could be?""People aren't allowed on the maintenance floor, or the top floor lounge." You say, remembering what you learned from last time. "Also, there's Yasuo and Mae's private offices.""Heads up!" Sato says.He points at the door. You can see a very upset looking Lady Une being escorted out by an EMT. She's pissed and talking into phone."No sir. No sir. Please sir. No sir. I don't KNOW what happened. Yes, sir! No sir...the integration employment policy, which I remind you was NOT my idea, has NOTHING to do with...yes Sir...but if you GAVE me more authority I could...THAT WAS NEVER PROVEN!" She hangs up."DICKLESS ASSHOLE!" She screams as she shoves the EMT away. "I will fucking KILL those two shits. This place is supposed to be MINE!" She fumes.Lady Une is ranting at the EMTs. She is keeping them busy and not noticing you at all. If you want you can easily sneak by her and go up to one of the other floors.However...the enemy of my enemy...could be convinced to help screw over my enemy.> Head to Maintenance.> Head to the top floor.> Head to the Offices.> Approach Lady Une.> Other
>>34961151>Head to the Offices.Even if we don't find the kimono, we might find something else of interest.
>>34961151> Head to the Offices.That's the most likely place, so start there
>>34961151> Head to Maintenance.We didn't get to see it while we were here last time
>>34961151>> Head to the Offices.Yeah, let's NOT talk to the angry lunatic if we can help it.
>>34961151> Head to the Offices.
>>34961151Offices I think...
>>34961151Don't know why the papyrus would be in maintenance. Unless they just haphazardly threw everything in there because of the fire… Huh.Maintenance it is.
>>34961232I dunno, feels like we might be passing up an opportunity here of sorts.Suddenly it feels as if the choices have gotten less and less clear significantly.
>>34961346We accidentally stumbled on one of the things we had to do for the good ending, even though we have no idea what it was.Now Ghostmaster has high expectations of us and shit and is ramping up the difficulty.
>>34961514It's kinda implied to be the fact that we militarize the Pagan to our side earlier than later.
>>34961151Too floor lounge.
>>34961151> Head to the top floor.The top floor lounge was said to have lots of new file cabinets. That might be where the Papyrus is stored.
>>34961151Split up-Go to both the top floor lounge and the offices, cover more ground that way
>>34961729You really think they'd store prized and rare Papyrus in a simple filing cabinet?Who am I kidding, of course they would, this is the PCOC. Surely they're like us and lay all sorts of spooky magic stuff in the most mundane places.
You four charge up the stairs, you pass people who are evacuating the building, and see more people in EMT uniforms walking about.Glancing into the floors, you can see that there are 'people' lying on the ground, some are curled up into a fetal position. The blast hit them HARD.You get to the office floors.> Roll 1d6
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>34962212C'mon no 4s!
>>34961861I'm just happy we learned what happened to the Ghostbusters DVD.
>>34962224What have you done.
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>34962212>>34962224Nngh.
>>34962242Wait, we did? Which one, Central's from the Video game, or ours from the Gameshow?
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>34962212We need a 3!
Rolled 2 (1d6)>>34962212Hope for a 3
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>34962212Let's do this!
>>34962224>>34962273Well I guess we're right fucked then.
>>34962273You're damn right! Thanks a lot...
>>34962272Central's from the Video Game. Rei mentioned it in the Yurei episode.>"Doesn't...don't the people from America send you money? I mean I've SEEN people wearing stuff with your logo on it, plus there's that weird DVD you've been selling since DVD players came out...I mean, I know some of it is pirated...but...don't you have the money to live someplace else?"
Submerge those dice in posi-slime, and hope for the best next time.
>>34962358what is that ghostbusters DVD?
>>34962408The DVD of the movie(s). /the/ Ghostbusters movie.Ivo Shandor and the gozerian cult summon it several hundred years ago in an attempt to find information the future that would give them victory.>>34962358I swear to god somebody better have OUR dvd.
I have a bad feeling about this.
>>34962273We are kill
>>34962224>>34962273The door is locked with a keycard reader.But that doesn't matter because there's someone at the door who presumably can open it for you.It's Yasuo, and he's got his head in a garbage can that's on the landing.He looks up at the four of you."Ugh, did someone call you?" He asks.You nod. "We heard of the trouble and thought that we should be down here."He nods and then vomits again into the garbage pail. "Do you have any ideas? They just took Mae down. She just passed out. Half my staff is..." He vomits. "Ugh, did something attack us?""We're not sure."> "Here, let me help you get to the EMTs." As you help Yasuo down you 'borrow' his keycard.> "We think that their might be something in your offices. If you let us in, we'd be thankful."> Knock him out. The way he's looking and wrenching, he's most likely not going to remember this day. You hope.> Other
>>34962674>"Here, let me help you get to the EMTs." As you help Yasuo down you 'borrow' his keycard.We might be on opposing sides, but he's still a decent guy.
>>34962674> "Here, let me help you get to the EMTs." As you help Yasuo down you 'borrow' his keycard.
>>34962674>> "Here, let me help you get to the EMTs." As you help Yasuo down you 'borrow' his keycard.No reason to be a dick to him.
>>34962674Oh damn, if we only knew about the enthralling and how he's temproarily broken right now.Althuogh, maybe we should be concerned that he IS vomiting for no reason, and we remember what happened to Rei after she was possesed.
>>34962674>> "We think that their might be something in your offices. If you let us in, we'd be thankful."Why steal when you can ask?
>>34962674>"We think that their might be something in your offices. If you let us in, we'd be thankful."Like we need another ghost roll.
>>34962798That is true.We should at least ask if he's okay. I mean, he vomited in front of us.
>>34962798>>34962863Well, we can probably connect the dots.
>>34962751>>34962775>>34962781>>34962783"Here, let me help you get to the EMTs." You say as you put an arm around him. "Are you okay? I mean...besides the obvious?"He shakes his head. "I feel like shit. My head aches, my throat burns, I'm nauseous, and..." He leans in close to you. "My nuts are on fucking fire. It hasn't hurt this bad since my third-year in high school and I fooled around with..." He pauses and you let him go into some dry heaves. "Never mind." He says. "Hey..." He wipes his mouth and he looks at you. "I wanna ask you a question. It's about your scandal thing."You roll your eyes. "That's old news." You say."Not what I meant." He says. "You...you didn't know that what you did would end up so bad. Four people jumping in front of trains, that husband that killed his wife and children then himself, that one guy who went nuts and killed his business partner, that double suicide, and the one who hung himself. All of those deaths, all for the right thing."He looks at you, with red, bleary eyes."If you knew that your words would be the starting cause for those 12 graves, would you still say them? Forget everything else, forget about honor, or your status, or how things turned out. Those twelve lives, or just...letting things be?"He's babbling and saying incomprehensible gibberish to himself, while he's talking to you. It's insultingly easy to get the keycard that's attached to his shirt pocket.He mumbles a little to himself. "I...I need to understand...what it's like. At this level, the stuff you see. The choices you have to make. Is it so easy to let there be blood on your hands, if you're right?"> Well?
>>34962674Aren't we mostly convinced hes a real person? Cant we do a scan on him. Also claim that some preliminary scans kinda point to the PCOC building and you thought you should check it out.
>>34963377>Easy? Hell no, it's never been easy and it never should be. But it's RIGHT, and that's what matters in the end.
>>34963377>>34963422This.It isn't easy.You should be very concerned if its easy.But it's for the greater good.
>>34963377>Well?"It was the right thing to do and it had to be done, nothing else to it. So yeah, I guess you could say it was a little easier than it probably should have been."
>>34963377>>34963422I'd be down with this, Daisuke is the type to not give a fuck about the difficulty or ramifications once he sets his mind to something.
>>34963377Yeah. It's hard, these choices. Honestly, I don't know what's going to happen, I just want to try and do the best I can. It was the choice of those people to take the easy way out. The problem is choices like these can easily be twists and lead toward something worse, something pretending to be good but really isn't and in the end that's what you need to watch out for and it's very very hard to tell until you're in too late.If you ever need to talk to me man, you always can. Even though our offices may have our problems, I've always gotten along with you, man.
>>34963492He's a utilitarian who understands that for the greater good to be accomplished, a smaller evil is permissible.
>>34963461Let's NOT go with this one, it rings a bit hollow to me at least.
>>34963422>>34963448The easy way isn't always the right way.You can't let an injustice go on just because someone might get hurt.Sometimes, there is collateral damage in doing the right thing, and you have to accept it and realize it's all for the greater good.FOR GREAT JUSTICE!And also scan him, something's up.
>>34963377"Should it be easy? No, never. But it does. It does get easier. And that you would do it all over again, because the right thing to do is costly, a cost you will pay in the blood of others."It does get easier. The first one is hard; the second is considerably easier.
>>34963506This. Go with this. If we have to we set up a meeting at a tea shop. No business just talk.
>>34963377"It's not easy...but sometimes it has to be done. Just remember there's a big difference in what's right and BEING right."
>>34963532>You can't let an injustice go on just because someone might get hurt.However you can let an injustice go on if in the end less people are hurt in the longrun.The Greater Justice is about what literally will provide the greater justice for the most amount of people.
>>34963422I like this. Also, I get the feeling that we're Japanese Stannis in a way.
>>34963377There are some things that must not be allowed to stand. Others may forgive you in time, but you will never forgive yourself. In the end you will only be left with the cold comfort that you sacrificed a few to save many more and the knowledge that you'll never sleep easy again.
>>34963377We already went through the whole "It's A Wonderful Life" routine. The answer is "Yes".>>34963541And then we become 007.
>>34963627DS9 was so fucking good. Easily my favorite Trek.
If 12 people have to die so that hundreds more will be free of of the corruption of the world, 12 people have to die.All about the greater good.
I'm totally betting we just convinced Yasuo to make a decision we are deeply going to regret in the future.Still, Daisuke knows where he stands and will not be moved.
>>34963377I feel like we should say something about how he's diminishing the twelve people who died, acting like none of the ones who committed suicide had a choice in the matter.Especially not that dude who killed his family and then himself. That dude is a straight up asshole.
>>34963785True, but that's just sugar coating it.Even if we were directly responsible, we still would have done it.
>>34963763You're probably right, but I bet this might also convince him to make a stand at just the right/wrong time for Mae's plan as well.
>>34963829That's likely where we're going to regret these words where he sees Mae as being the greater good.
>>34963763I wish we knew what exactly the scandal was in the first place.
>>34963863I don't think he will, though. He'll probably view Mae as the Greater Good in the time leading up to the Conjunction, but I fully expect him to get his own back at zero hour.
>>34963863We'll just douse him in posi-slime and leave him twitching on the floor like the Original Busters did you Yanno.>Captcha is: Necessary WishsThat's not ominous at all.
>>34963918Some sort of university cheating ring is what I gathered, though I'm not sure how widespread it was when we busted it.
>>34963918Maybe one day, but do the details matter? What matters is that the end justifies the means, no matter what the means are.>>34963932>>34963945We can always hope.Or he'll be dead long before that happens and we'll never see him again unless as a ghost.
>>34963422"Easy? Hell no, it's never been easy and it never should be. But it's RIGHT, and that's what matters in the end." You say."So...you'd do it again? Even knowing?" Yasuo asks."Yes." You say.He nods. "I see."You hand him off to an EMT and then head back upstairs."What was that all about?" Sato asks.You shrug.Star looks...you think the best word is 'concerned,' but says nothing.You get back up to the office floor and let yourself in using the card."So, we've got Lady Une's office, Yasuo's office, and..." Sato scoffs. "We're all just going to go to Mae's aren't we?""I'll go to Yasuo's office." Star says.> Follow her> Go with the others to Mae's office> Go to Lady Une's office> Other
>>34963974That's always possible, though I would hope GhostMaster would keep a character that important around long enough for him to at least do something of note. Honestly, as long as it's a good death that's good enough for me. I don't wanna put words in the QM's mouth though.
>>34964005>Go to Lady Une's officeMight as well check them all just to be thorough.
>>34964005> Follow herPair up.
>>34964005> Follow herStick with Star, Buddy system must be maintained.
>>34964040Another possibility I'm thinking, especially after >34964005 is he's seen some sort of supernatural genocide of a sorts.
>>34964005>Follow herYes, pairing up is good. We can converge on the last office when we're done.
"We shouldn't be alone." You say. "I'm with you Star."She nods and the pair of you go into Yasuo's office. It's pretty predictable of the man. Everything is very neat and orderly. Everything is filed and labeled. Protocol manuals neatly line shelves, and the OUT/IN box is even neatly stacked and arranged.There's one locked drawer in his office desk.His computer is password protected.His trash is, of course, empty.> Try to get the drawer open by less subtle means.> Try to guess Yasuo's password.> Continue to search the rest of his impeccable office to see if there's anything that can help you with the other two.> Other
>>34964231>Continue to search the rest of his impeccable office to see if there's anything that can help you with the other two.We DO NOT want to be connected to this any more than we have to be, Mae's gonna be pissed at us as is and the last thing we need to do is leave evidence behind.
>>34964231hrmm, I have doubts it's in here but you never know.Should've just straight up asked Yasuo a while ago but we chose the sneaking route.>>34964265> Continue to search the rest of his impeccable office to see if there's anything that can help you with the other two.Put on some nice rubber gloves if we have any.
>>34964231> Continue to search the rest of his impeccable office to see if there's anything that can help you with the other two.If not then> Try to get the drawer open by less subtle means.> Try to guess Yasuo's password.Gotta check all avenues
>>34964231>Continue to search the rest of his impeccable office to see if there's anything that can help you with the other two.Always having to change your password in cycles for security purposes… Got to have it written down somewhere.
Do hope our attempt at being reasonably safe doesn't screw us over like the several times it has in the past.
>>34963593>>34963627Yes, exactly. Even Yurei saw that part of Daisuke; he was immediately thinking of how many PAGAN lives would he he need to sacrifice to achieve success, and the answer scared her: however many needed to be thrown into the meat grinder. Daisuke gets on Akira's case all the time for acting like an IJA soldier during the Rape of Nanking, but Daisuke is just as bad, since he thinks like a Soviet commissar. >>34964231>OtherUse ecto goggles and PKE meter to see if there's anything active in this room.
>>34964231>> Try to guess Yasuo's password.Responsibility.
>>34964470And the soviets defeated the Nazi's the greater evil.Also I consider Akira as much a hypocrite as Daisuke after how he was smiling from getting the information at the cost of murder.I'm not ever going to listen to an iota of his bullshit of moral superiority again.
>>34964231If we vote try to guess Yasuo's password, would we have to manually guess, or roll for it?
>>34964644Roll probably. Though a logical player deduction would help a lot.
>>34964644Either way, I don't like our odds.
>>34964692Although not banking on the odds has screwed us over a bit before, and taking risks often gave rewards.Not all the time, of course.
>>34964689I'd guess it'd be something to do with Mae.But I would also guess that he's professional enough to have it just be a lengthy mixture of letters and numbers that he changes once a month.
>>34964750Yeah, he's annoyingly enough exactly the sort of person who READS the instructions the network admin gives about password security.
>>34965019Yet at the same time miss so many damn Red Flags when it comes to women. Maniacal genocidal villainess women at that.
>>34964571I'd argue that the Soviets were more evil than the Nazis, they just weren't in the process of trying to conquer everyone yet.
>>34965065To be fair, I think he was starting to catch on before she mind-whammied him.
>>34964355>>34964303>>34964284>>34964265You check all the right places, under desk drawers, inside the underside of folders, and the small little nooks and crannies of the office.> Roll 1d20
>>34965160But in the end, they collapsed and it all worked out for the best.I'd say if we managed to find someone even worse than Mae yet could use their services towards achieving the greater good, we will and should.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>34965180Thinking sexy thoughts, thinking sexy thoughts.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>34965180C'mon dice!
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>34965180It'll be as easy as finding Waldo.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>34965180let's go!
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>34965180Come on baby hold together.>>34965204Would have preferred they collapsed earlier or we followed Patton's advice.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>34965180I swear if captcha ate my good roll
>>34965214>>34965231Now there's the dice we need.
>>34965237Nine seconds too late... dammit!
>>34965278We got a 3, we don't need my roll
>>34965268Oh wait, that's roll20. Dammit,
>>34965268Does 3 count as a crit on a d20? I thought that was only d12 and under.
>>34965296I don't think it applies to R20, I think the limit was r12
>>349653143 is our lucky number, just like 4 is our unlucky number
>>349653563 only counts as a crit on a d12 and under.It doesn't count on a d20.
>>34965525Yet 4 still holds power over the d20.Must be the large negative PKE charge in Japan....which is, substantially weakend right now!
>>34965231Sadly no dice. Yasuo is exactly that kind of person who doesn't keep his passwords on sticky notes or leaves keys in drawers.You have a horrible suspicion that he's the type who doesn't put names or words as his password either. The only thing left in the office is his drawer, and if you want it open, you're going to have to force it. Since none of you know how to pick locks.> Do it with a ruler or stick.> Blast it open> Just leave and go to Mae's office.> Other
>>34965592Now why would he have that papyrus in there...I vaugely recall ghostbusters using some other lockpicking technique that didn't involve meltening it with protons, let me check.
>>34965592>OtherScan with PKE goggles, see if we can find anything suspicious.
>>34965592>OtherUse ecto-goggles and PKE Meter, the Papyrus is PK-active, wasn't it? Better make sure this is worth it before we do something even more stupid.
>>34965626>>34965646Hopefully this just doesn't happen to be a lead lined drawer.
>>34965592>>34965626>>34965646Yes, this.>>34965688Positive thoughts.
This would have been where a door opening spell or rune by Saichiko might have come handy.
Guys when we're done with this, we should see if any other Dragons are still running around. Our mess with Orochi got me thinking about that.
One radical thing I'm thinking of is if we're really suspicious of this box we distabilize it's atoms into an ethereal form and trap it and bring it home.That said, the idea itself has vary many obvious risks.
>>34965910Priorities, we need to worry about the impending doomsday before that.
>>34965626You put on your PKE goggles and scan the office.> Roll 3d20
>>34965910Unfortunately, other dragons are divine and therefore fall under the sway of the Imperial Edict.
Rolled 9, 20, 14 = 43 (3d20)>>34965986DICE COME ON!
Rolled 7, 10, 2 = 19 (3d20)>>34965986
Rolled 4, 8, 16 = 28 (3d20)>>34965986The goggles aren't just for show!
Rolled 5, 17, 4 = 26 (3d20)>>34965986
Rolled 7, 20, 7 = 34 (3d20)>>34965986Oh gods we're all going to die!
>>34965997>>34966010>>34966011Did that one four count?
>>34965996You never know. Worth looking into if we have free time.
>>34965996That is unless any of them are in open rebellion against the Emperor and the Kami or simply refuse to associate with them.
>>34966025Only the highest result counts, I believe.
>>34966025General rule is "highest plays", so probably not.
>>34966051>>34966067Only when he states so
>>34964470>he thinks like a Soviet commissar. That's not how I remember it. Daisuke was thinking about how many people would die following his orders and how many he could live with. That's not thinking like a commissar, that's thinking like an officer. People will die under your command this is not something you can avoid. It's just a matter of making sure that most of them come back alive and with all their pieces still attached.
>>34966187But that is kinda the point of the soviet commissar too.You usually got shot for criminal incompetence and excessive waste of manpower.
>>34966187I'm actually hoping that in the best of ends, Pagan could be otherwise permanently incapacitated after all this, and we manage to salvage what's left J-PCOC back onto their feet.
>>34965997Well, there's something giving off PKE in that drawer of his. That's for sure.However, what's more interesting isn't the drawer, or his computer, or anything like that.It's one of the survey maps that is rolled up in a cardboard tube and stacked nicely with the others. It is BLINDING in it's PKE signature. You're honestly surprised that it isn't covered in slime when you pop it open.It's a map of Tokyo, and it doesn't have Yasuo's writing on it. It does in a few areas. However, most of it is a spiky scratchy writing that has a...feminine style to it. This is Mae's battle map. She's written notes and markers all over it. Yasuo's added in his own marking, but his writing is weird. It's like he's writing with his left hand, instead of his right."Possession." Star says, looking at the writing. "Loss of motor functions, his adverse reaction to the PKE Wave, and his disorientation of thought. Damnit!" She thumps the table. "And we just handed him over.""It would have been weird if we had slimed him then and there." You say.SITE 1 is marked at the imperial palace. There are notes. 1) NOTE WIND AND ALERT STRIKE TEAMS TO AVOID FIRE2) TARGET 8 SHOULD WEAR DRESS TO BETTER PLEASE ASSET 13) EXPECT SEVERE MORTAL RESISTANCE, INVISIBLE/MINOR PRESENCE ONLYSITE 2 is by the docks, specifically the ones that are reserved for commercial tours, cruise liners, and other large scale recreational boats. The notes are as follows 1) ASSET 3 WILL NOT HAVE IFF CAPABILITIES, CLEAR AREA2) STRIKE TEAMS SHOULD ATTEMPT TO HERD LESSER TARGETS TO AREA.3) UNIT 3 MUST BE IN CONSTANT RADIO CONTACT. I WANT TO KNOW WHERE IT IS AT ALL TIMES.4) ANYONE WHO SINGS THAT DAMN THEME SONG WILL BE KILLED ON SIGHT(cont)
>>34966386>SITE 1 is marked at the imperial palace.>threat to the Emperor himself and the Imperial PalaceNOW can we tell all of the spirits of soldiers resting in Yasakuni Shrine that they've just been recalled to active duty in defense of the Emperor?
>>34966386>"Possession." Star says, looking at the writing. "Loss of motor functions, his adverse reaction to the PKE Wave, and his disorientation of thought. Damnit!" She thumps the table. "And we just handed him over.">"It would have been weird if we had slimed him then and there." You say.Well, at least now they know for sure.A damnit just like the kimono, TOO LATE.
>>34966460Unfortunately, we didn't know in-character at the time.We should have asked to make an insight roll.
>>34966386Hot damn, we hit the jackpot!>SITE 1 is marked at the Imperial PalaceAnd suddenly we have all the ammo we need to get a hell of a lot of people on our side in the coming fight.>Anyone who sings that damn theme song will be killed on sightGB Battle Plan Step 2G: Hack Site 2's communications and broadcast any theme song we can think of
>>34959249>"Is it the first rumblings of forgotten Mu rising out of the water">>34966386>ANYONE WHO SINGS THAT DAMN THEME SONG WILL BE KILLED ON SIGHThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07iM9PT-buE
>>34966494Maybe we could have, we definitely should've tried.
>4) ANYONE WHO SINGS THAT DAMN THEME SONG WILL BE KILLED ON SIGHTCan the RX 78-2 be transported on the back of a lorry? I've got a vague idea for the TOUCH! That is, having it crouch in the back of one, crash the lorry into the first opponent and having it leap off and copy Prime's actions, minus dying. All the while, The Touch blaring out.
>>34966386SITE 3 is at the Shibuya ScrambleThe notes:1) ASSET 16 PRIMARY SELECTION FOR HOST. READY ASSETS 20 AND 32 IF 16 RESISTS.2) ONCE ASSET 4 HAS CONTROL, STRIKE TEAMS MUST SWITCH COMMUNICATION IMMEDIATELY. NO CELL PHONES. (That bit is underlined)3) ASSET 4 WILL BE ABSORBED BY ASSET 1 ONCE ASSET 1 ARRIVES. UNIT 4 MUST BE READY TO DEAL WITH 4 OR HOST ONCE THAT OCCURS.4) BRING CANDYSITE 4 is...of course...at the Tokyo Tower.1) T-M WILL BE AT ARRIVAL SITE TO PRESENT ASSET 1 WITH CONTRACT2) ONCE ASSET 1 BEGINS PURGE, STRIKE TEAMS SHOULD BE MONITORING REFUGE SITES. MARK WHICH ONES FAIL.3) PURGE ZONE, ONCE REACHING CRITICAL MORTALITY RATE, WILL THEN SPREAD IN EXPONENTIAL RATE. FINAL PROJECTED SIZE IS JAPAN...HOPEFULLY MORE.4) BARRIER WILL BE ENACTED AFTER MAXIMUM PURGE FIELD IS REACHED.The rest are marking over power stations, emergency facilities, homes of important people. They all have STRIKE TEAM PRIORITY listed by them with a 1-5 ranking. The Dumpling Factory, Reject Zone, and Sachiko's Temple are all marked as targets. The last two are rated 3. 'Mid-priority, expect resistance.'You guys are marked with a 1/5. 'IF TARGETS STAY AT LOCATION, DO NOT ASSAULT. IF TARGETS LEAVE, IMMEDIATELY ATTACK AND FREE CAPTIVES WITHIN.'This whole thing is genius. It's an assault that will cripple Tokyo in less than 15 minutes. The death tolls will be astounding, and that's even BEFORE Oiwa shows up.Yasuo has helpfully written up traffic flow patterns, evacuation advice, and has marked more than a few houses as Strike Team targets. Star is taking pictures of the map."We're taking this with us?" You ask."Then they'll know. Roll it back up and put it back!" She says. "Holy crap.""Yeah." You say."Hey guys!" You both look up and see Sato standing there. "You wanna come in here! I think we found it!"You carefully roll the scroll back up and put it back with the others just where you found it.(cont)
>>34966785We took pictures of it with our cell phones right?
>>34966785>You guys are marked with a 1/5. 'IF TARGETS STAY AT LOCATION, DO NOT ASSAULT. IF TARGETS LEAVE, IMMEDIATELY ATTACK AND FREE CAPTIVES WITHIN.'OOOoooh, we have that protection thing, we can counter-attack with impunity
>>34966785>2) ONCE ASSET 4 HAS CONTROL, STRIKE TEAMS MUST SWITCH COMMUNICATION IMMEDIATELY. NO CELL PHONES. (That bit is underlined)That would likely be the missed call monster thing.I'm wondering if we can think of an alternative method of communication for our militia, perhaps old fashioned Radios or specially protected Cellphones?
>>34966785>Put it backI sure as hell hope that Star has a photographic memory or we took pictures of that thing, because that was a fucking gold mine.Real spies would give their left leg for that kind of intel.
>>34966824Yes, Star did, never mind I can't read.
>>34966836Tin cans and a hell of a lot of string.
>>34966785>You guys are marked with a 1/5. 'IF TARGETS STAY AT LOCATION, DO NOT ASSAULT. IF TARGETS LEAVE, IMMEDIATELY ATTACK AND FREE CAPTIVES WITHIN.'Giant Robot vs. Squishes.jpg
>'IF TARGETS STAY AT LOCATION, DO NOT ASSAULT. IF TARGETS LEAVE, IMMEDIATELY ATTACK AND FREE CAPTIVES WITHIN.'Who else thinks we should immediately focus on burying the base with defenses and shields and give us the ability to actually go out and participate in the fight?Pity we never did the long term Slime Barrier idea, but we can always invest in some Ecto Shiels and Mass Containment Field generators, and lining the walls with lead.
>>34966904Yeah I'd say that would be a priority.
>>34966904But we do have defence, that gangster guy gave the Reject Zone his protection.
>>34966926Always have a backup, and be willing to throw the kitchen sink.Remember that a war can be lost for want of a nail.
>>34966926The Reject Zone. Not the Dumpling Factory.
>>34966785>4) BARRIER WILL BE ENACTED AFTER MAXIMUM PURGE FIELD IS REACHED.You know, with this and the rest we know of her plan...this is really starting to feel like she's trying to set up Reverse Gensokyo.'Humans are killing and driving away supernatural beings. Clearly the correct options is to KILL 99% of humans to create a safe place for Youkai to live'Kinda wish we had a list of what each Asset IS but still, we can guess some of them.I am REALLY wondering what Asset 1 is. As it's someone they need to please at the imperial palace (Maybe emperor?)...but then at Site 3, it will absorb asset 4...which makes Emperor look less likely...but then it goes to a contract with Asset 1 at the Tokyo tower...and it's people of imperial blood that matter for that...and then it starts the purge?Asset 1 is a key piece of this and I'm really, REALLY hoping it's not the emperor and is in fact something we can shoot with a gundam-sized proton pack.As an aside: We need a Gundam-sized proton pack.
>>34966785Mae's office is a mess. Wrappings on the floor, clothes hung on chairs, and a sense of this being more of a lair than a place of work. "For the record, we found it this way." Sato says."We also found this." Akira kicks something in Mae's desk that sounds metallic. You come around and see that it's a safe. It's a heavy duty one too. Polymer steel door, electronic lock, but no keypad. There is a fingerprint scanner though."We think the safe is controlled by the computer." Akira says."No, I know it is." Sato says. "I've seen this model before. You open it with your phone or computer, or fingerprint.""Where did you see it?" You ask Sato."Shibuya. They had a big contest where if you could break the model that they were showing open you could keep what was inside." Sato says."And you tried?" Star says. "What am I saying, did you at least not try to headbutt it open?""...look do you want to try and see if we can figure out Mae's password or not?" Sato says."We are getting pretty close to out of time." Star says. "We are NOT leaving without this." Akira says.> Guess Mae's password. (Oh yes, she IS the type of person who would use a word as her code)> Search Mae's messy messy lair.> Just use your lock pick known as 'proton pack'> Other
>>34966926Speaking of. I know he doesnt like us or wants to be seen doing us favors but maybe we pass along the photos so he has a heads up. He may be forced to ddo something.
>>34966952Asset 1 is Oiwa.She's going to absorb Asset 4 who is the 4th aspect of Oiwa.
>>34966964..... Uh.... shit... if we mess with her lair, she'll know.... fuck.>Guess Mae's passwordSomething really Japanese. Like so goddamn Japanese it hurts, fucking weeaboo tier.
>>34966964>> OtherHere's a crazy idea.We use the Capture Stream to wrangle the safe. . .and throw it out the window. Where we exit on the ground and pick it up into the van.That way we won't leave a trail of disintegration and we can safely lock pick it at home.
>>34966974...right. I am a clever person who remembers clever things.
>>34966964>>34967026THIS THIS THIS!
>>34966964>Guess Mae's passwordEmpress Tamamo?
>>34966733>a vague idea for the TOUCH!Fuck that American shit. We need something Japanese.http://youtu.be/Pjn2toKjDAw
>>34967026The Capture Stream allows people to pick up objects degrees heavier than themselves (like steel support pillars to buildings) and fling them around like a feather.I guess we'd just have to watch if anyone was on the ground before possibly crushing someone's head.>>34966964Ask Sato if these things aren't wired to alarm if moved, are they?
>>34966964I think her pass word is Nippon or Konoe or Tamamo-no-Mae.
>>34967041Sorry I forgot to say this in my post,"Prepare for a large file transfer">>34967060But don't you think getting her ass kicked to an AMERICAN song will piss her off more?
>>34967026This does feel like one of our crazier plans that usually have paid off.What are the chances Mae happens to be downstairs outside?
>>34967086Wait, we did that before didn't we?I don't think they'll fall for the same trick twice.
>>34967024If I had to guess off the top of my head I'd say...Shōri. Japanese for Victory.>>34967026I like it!
>>34967109It isn't supposed to be a trick, it's supposed to be standing in front of her and pushing as many of her buttons as possible because, screw her.
>>34967086Except that we need a song that can rally human positive energy in order to get the RX-78 to move, and 'The Touch' is NOT a well-liked song in Japan.
>>34967135Possibly.I just figure that since she might be inexperienced with computers, it's unlikely she'll have it self-destruct with a wrong option. Hell, she might even have a hint function.
>>34967041>>34967078>>34967135Don't you guys think it'll be kind of fucking obvious to the EMTs not to mention the other PCOC employees when they see a safe go flying out? And what happens when Mae finds her safe gone?
>>34967026"Hey guys, I need you look out the window and tell me if anyone is downstairs."
>>34967026Except that STILL ends up with the safe missing, and the EMT's on the ground seeing flashing lights up on this floor.Or worse, people outside seeing us take the safe into our van.What are you accomplishing here?
>>34967086Fuck, we already got a guy with a damn cowboy hat. Let's give the fox-headed wench a western spiced beatdown.
>>34967175Yeah I don't think this is a good idea.I feel like we should at least guess the password first.
>>34967175This is true, if MAE finds her safe is gone that's already a dead giveaway.>>34967185Truth.>>34967026Let's put taht one on the shelf of crazy ideas and say "no" and not do it.
>>34966964>Guess Mae's password. (Oh yes, she IS the type of person who would use a word as her code)Yamato
>>34966964> Guess Mae's password
>>34967161Okay, so what IS a well-liked positive song in Japan? I nominate this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzKOPYO_Kt0No rocket may harm him and bullets bounce off? Hell yeah.
We COULD slick the thing in slime, then take it out with the capture stream, claiming that it's "hazardous to the general public".
>>34966964>Guess Mae's password.I don't think she'd chose to record any of her failures, so no Hojo or Killing Stone, maybe Tamamo-Okami?
>>34966964>> Guess Mae's password.>>34967246The whole point is to try to do things in such a way as to not leave a trail we were ever here.
>>34967041>>34966964>>34967175Dammit, yeah changing to guess the password, I got nothing.
>>34967161>>34967235I vote something by JAM PROJECT. Hugely popular, full of spirit and fire and very appropriate for giant robot fighting.Maybe Hagane No Messiah.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbEKsYxFgDw>>34967205Yeah, lets try a guess first.
Even if we do open the safe and leave things the way we are, it seems pretty advanced. It might send a message to her phone or register in a log history that it was opened while she was away.Still though, she wouldn't be able to know it was us at least. But I'm not sure if we can get out of this with 100% covered tracks.
>>34966964>Guess Mae's password. (Oh yes, she IS the type of person who would use a word as her code)"Horobosu".>>34967235I'd still go with "Ai Senshi".http://youtu.be/qnEowbJfZ4E
>>34967285The mere fact that we were even in this building at the time, with Yasuo's witness, would give it away if she was able to tell when it was opened.Tampering with this thing could put our whole gains in jeopardy if she even suspects we know what she has planned and will completely redo it.
>>34967285>>34967330If we're lucky she's really been hit bad by the PKE blastwave and by the time she recovers enough time has passed she'll just forget she didnt' open the safe.Hopefully we do open the safe, because if we fail to that will just make things a lot worse.
>Empress TamamoSorry>YamatoNope>Tamamo-OkamiSorry.You look around, to see if there are any clues or if you can jog your mind of any words that might be the secret.> Roll 2d20
Rolled 18, 2 = 20 (2d20)>>34967396roll
Rolled 5, 8 = 13 (2d20)>>34967396Well fuck. Save us, dice gods!
Rolled 19, 5 = 24 (2d20)>>34967396DICE
Rolled 6, 11 = 17 (2d20)>>34967396
>>34967330Except weren't we told that if we found a hole, she'd ignore it because she thinks her plan is perfect.She'd more likely go "Ohohoho! My plan is perfect, even if they know they can't stop it!"
Rolled 4, 11 = 15 (2d20)>>34967396
>>34967413If that level of hubris were true then stealing the contents of the safe wouldn't matter nor would being so keen on keeping things as though we weren't here.
>>34967447It would matter, she just thinks it wouldn't.
>>34967478So should we keep up the semblance of not having been here or just bust open the safe with our wand and call it a day?
>>34967407Wow, twice I have gotten the highest roll
>>34967407You sift through a pile of snack wrappers and see a gift from the heavens. A sticky note that has something that could work. It's not a surprise that the other two couldn't find it. This place is a mess.It reads: EMPRS4EVABoom, you're in.Okay, we've got a desktop that is just as messy as her office is. > Look for the safe controls. We're pushing time as much as we can.> Grab a thumb drive from the pile on her desk and start downloading every file that you can.> Try to see if you can find any further plans for the conjunction or any of her other plans.> Other
>>34967601>Look for the safe controls. We're pushing time as much as we can.Honestly, I'd wager she'd only write down the real juicy stuff on paper.
>>34967601You are an evil evil man.But we need to see what's in the safe so>Look for the safe controls
>>34967601> Look for the safe controls. We're pushing time as much as we can.She sounds like a horrible computer user.
>>34967601>Look for the safe controls. We're pushing time as much as we can.The safe likely has the Papyrus.
>>34967601>It reads: EMPRS4EVA> OtherLog into her AOL.
>>34967601>It reads: EMPRS4EVAI see. Our mistake was that we overestimated her maturity.
>>34967740Indeed it was, sounds like something my 10 year old brother would come up with,
>>34967726To be fair, a lot of youkai and ghosts tend to be behind the times due to the tradionalist nature of Japan.But I'd still be weary of she who could sway emperors to do her bidding and render hapless his armies.
I'm just gonna leave this here...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfIN_nothAE
>>34967819I'd leave that for Rei.
>>34967796Which is odd because there's also the perception that Japan tends to be at the forefront of technology.Naturally it leads to big conflicts.
>>34967653It takes some clicking, but you manage to find the controls for the safe. A few clicks of the button and CLICK the door opens.Akira grabs Sato before he lunges for it. "Traps?" He says.Star uses a ruler to carefully opens the safe. It's filled with coins, jewelry, some loose gems, basically it's a treasure chest."It's all PKE glowing. I wouldn't touch any of it. AH! In the back. A rolled up piece of black fabric. It's not as hot as the rest, but still showing." He breaks into a big grin. "I think we got it."You've read enough children's stories to know that taking magical gold from monsters is a BAD idea.However...stealing gold from EVIL monsters...usually a good thing. Also you DO have the slime.> Just get the Papyrus and get out of here.> Give Mae a bad day, slime the goods and take it all.> Other
>>34968016Take the papyrus and transfer all the files that look important into a GMail account. Then delete the files on the email address and leave.
>>34968016>You've read enough children's stories to know that taking magical gold from monsters is a BAD idea.Except when you use it to pay off Oni or possibly track them down.I want the gold badly if not to potentially mess with her plans, but we've left a lot of bread crumbs and that would just make it obvious we were here.
>>34968016.....Let's Nickelodeon this shit.
>>34968016> Give Mae a bad day, slime the goods and take it all.I like to live dangerously, also PC rule one, loot it!
>>34968092Plus. . .there could be something hiding in the gold that would be awoken by the slime.Because who wouldn't get a little demon or imp to guard your treasure? If even a lazy sleepy one.Hopefully if that were true we got the Papyrus doesn't count as treasure.
>>34968016>Just get the Papyrus and get out of here.I'm getting that dreadful feeling that this has all been a set up. Rei also vomited plenty when she was possessed by Yurei. We just let Yasuo go.
>>34968016I'm wondering if it's at all possible to rig up some sort of 'slime bomb'. Next time Mae opens this thing, she get's her face singed.
>>34968133Don't forget that we're supposed to leave as little evidence of us being here as possible.>>34968131mhm, I pray the plans we found are not forgeries.
>>34968016>Just get the Papyrus and get out of here.Japanese folklore says to not get greedy when the monster hasn't been killed yet.Kill. THEN loot.
>>34968133Grab the payrus, fill up the safe with Slime and bugger off?
>>34968155Although being bribed or gifted by monsters is another story and completly acceptable.
>>34968059>transfer all the files that look important into a GMail accountWish we could, but IT is actually competent here and it's all locked down. We tried the last time and met with failure.
>>34968126>>34968016Changing my vote to > Just get the Papyrus and get out of here.If people agree, fill the safe up with positive slime too.
>>34968220>If people agree, fill the safe up with positive slime too.No, we don't.
>>34968220> fill the safe up with positive slime too.No.What part of "leave no trace" is so hard to get?
>>34968220That would give her a NASTY surprise.
>>34968233Well, "leave as little trace" as you can.There's no way we can completely remove all evidence of us being here, but anything that makes it less obvious.
>>34968016Let's just leave.
>>34968269With the Papyrus of course, hopefully we won't activate any traps or treasure guarding demons when we touch it.
>>34968197On the boss' account, even?
>>34968289I still don't get how a xenophobe like Mae would even know about this stuff, obtain so much of it, and hinge her plans on it.Surely Japan has Kami of Truth.
>>34968309I would put even odds on it being locked down as well.
>>34968322Three bucks gets you odds that the Egyptian gods are using Japan as a test case to see if they can make a comeback. Though, despite what the Mummy and Stargate would have you believe, most of the gods were not assholes and Anubis was an absolute bro.
>>34968322She may be a xenophobe, but like us is willing to turn a blind eye to any previous qualms or virtues in the name of the greater imperative.I still do feel this could likely end up as some grand elaborate trap of sorts, and it will take a lot to convince me otherwise but I'm still hoping it's not.
>>34968351Would they even really want a comeback? Especially after being out of the game so long and such fierce competition.I'm sure they haven't forgotten what happened with Moses anytime soon. And then the Roman dieties later.It feels like either the gods were very powerful even before humanity discovered and started to worship them, or that once they've soaked up enough worship power and embeded themselves into history and human psyche that their realms would remain secure forever, even if their worshipers were gone.
>>34968402Some gods like Gozer and the Sumerians are lucky enough to have worshipers from beyond the grave and even help their ascension to godhood such as Shador and his cult.
>>34968402Maybe they're memetic entities, where you don't technically have to worship or even believe in them, just having them in your thoughts is enough to fuel them?
>>34968469It's probably a case of Chicken and the Egg.There are forgotten gods and elder beings out there whose true names man has never known, gods worshiped by other entities in other planets or even other dimensions.There are also those beings who are possibly creations of mankind, such as the Ghosts of Christmas, or definitively human-like deities such as Thor.
>>34968220You grab the sheaf of black material. It feels the same as the other stuff that Star and Sachiko didn't sign.Now that you're holding it. You do notice that it feels different. The PKE signature is different, and there's just a sense of...not 'wrong' but 'strange.'"Come on let's get out of here." You say as you slip the papyrus into a pocket. It's really not that big. There's not that much left."Agreed." Star says as she closes the safe.You all head towards the door.> Roll 1d4
Rolled 1 (1d4)>>34968702You BASTARD!
Rolled 2 (1d4)>>34968702Oh shit-
Rolled 2 (1d4)>>34968702Oh boy, here we go.
Rolled 4 (1d4)>>34968702
>>34968758Dodged one there, but not a single 3.
You leave without any incident.Well...you aren't sure, but you could almost SWEAR you heard someone chuckle in your group as you all ran down the stairs.It was female.It wasn't Star. It wasn't Ishtar. It wasn't Mae. It wasn't Kuzu. It wasn't any woman you've heard of...you've never been more certain of that than anything.But you KNOW that voice.Or...you know...you're going nuts. Which is also possible, not like it'd be a short trip from here.Anyway, your escape is simplicity itself. People are still being treated thanks to the Carcossa Blast. You just walk right out, back to YOMI-1. No problems."Today went...astoundingly well." You say."Yeah. I was figuring it'd be all mission impossible and lots of guards or fast talking." Sato says. "As the Ancients say 'One should never spit on winning cards, but watch the dealer at the same time...or something like that."Of course, things...aren't as peaceful when you get back home.Kaede and Kali run up to you as you park in the Factory, very concerned."Thank God!" Kali says. "You need to fix this!""Fix what?" You ask.Kali points. You see Sachiko, lying on the couch. An assortment of tech attached to her head. She's clutching the Chyme."Sachiko said," Kaede says. "That if YOU weren't going to save Kayako's soul, then she'd do it. She ranting about how it was her job and on and on.""How'd she get all this hooked up?!" Sato asks."I think Yurei helped her. She must be in there too!" Kaede says."Oh man..." Akira says. "The blast has worn off in there. The place is CRAZY active.""Stupid headstrong stubborn single-minded IDIOT!" Star says. "We can't just rip the stuff off, can we?""No." Sato says. "Right now...Sachiko and Yurei are trapped within the Containment Unit."END EPISODE 35
>>34968965(Good rolls with no ghost rolls make for boring games. Sorry.)NEXT EPISODETHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 3-5PM PST
>>34968965Well shitfuck.Also... I wonder if that was Oiwa chuckling?
>>34968974That is actually a good point.Though next thread could stand to be "boring" as well.
>>34968974>>34968977Yes, but may you live in interesting times is a curse.
>>34968977Well, it can't get better then the fact that we're basically ninjaing into the building, got a huge map of everything Mae will be doing, we know to stop all cell phone service in the zone, we know how to defeat the Harbour monster along with using a 'Certain Song'....and Mae will free the pardoned Oiwa.There's so much potential for things to go wrong, but...
>>34968974Even for Sachiko, this seems a tad overboard. My memory's a bit fuzzy, but I don't remember her being too involved in the Kayako case, besides pointing us to that shrine.
>>34968974Thanks for running ghostmaster, you run the only thing I'd actually care to stay a full 12 hours up for.
>>34969098There were other factors involved. You'll find them out soon, but they mostly have to do with Sachiko having made a connection with Kayako's mother.Kayako's mother is...slightly better than Daisuke's but has about as much charm.
>>34968974We'll try have more entertaining rolls next time? Then again, no.I knew we should've went and Kung Pow stomach punched the evil part from Kayako.>>34969098Maybe they're related by blood somehow, connected by some common miko lineage. There's also that loose end with Kayako's mother in that homeless encampment.
One of these days, I'd love to see Kali use her super speed to pull off the ultimate technique:>Catches index fingerFoe: "The Wuxi fingerhold!?"Kali: "Oh, you know this hold? Hehehehe...."
sounds like we're gonna have to go in.http://ghostbusters.wikia.com/wiki/Molecular_Destabilizing_Suit
>>34972072We're gonna need one of these too http://ghostbusters.wikia.com/wiki/Dimensional_Compensator