You are Shee Hyul, rebel and psychic. Your world is ruled by inhuman creatures and this has gone on far too long, it’s time to fight back.You wake up with a young girl curled up to you nuzzling your neck, seems even asleep Lirael is hungry, though your neck is wet it’s all saliva, no blood. You're feeling a little better today, though still lightheaded.[HP 11/17]You gently untangle yourself from her embrace and shake her awake.“Huh wa?” says Lirael in a sleepy voice.“Its morning” you say “We both need to get up and get breakfast and I need to go to work.”“I’m tired” she whines, lying down and wrapping herself in your blankets such as they are. You shake your head, well, she did have a big day yesterday. You let her have a few more minutes in bed whilst you dress and see to your morning ablutions. Finally you return to her and pull her gently out of the blankets.She simply lies on the bed and refuses to get up. You wrap your arms around her and stand her up, trying to get her to stand on her own, though she clearly doesn’t want to get up...until the wound on your arm opens again from the effort of picking her up.As you feel a damp wetness stain your arm, Lireals head comes up sharply and she inhales deeply, before lunging for your wounded arm. You jump back before she gets a grip on you though and she falls over. On the floor on all fours she looks up at you with a primal need in her eyes “please” she begs “I’m so thirsty”.“No” you insist “you’ll be fine.”“But Shee...” she draws out your name in a whine.“No” you say “and don’t ask to drink from Rainya either.” You figure she can do her double body trick and keep an eye on Lirael without putting her job at risk.Lirael continues to complain as you get her dressed. You end up having to almost drag her outside and to breakfast, where she picks at her food miserably. You grab Rainya when you see her and drag her to one side.
“Rainya” you say “Sorry to drop this one you but I need someone to look after Lirael today and I can’t miss any more days of work, could you look after her again?.”Rainya looks down, seemingly unwilling to meet your gaze, and scuffs her foot on the ground “Do I have to?” she asks “can’t someone else do it? I mean, I’ve got a job too.”“I wouldn’t ask if it wasn’t important” you say, you lower your voice and add “besides, we both know you are capable of doing your job and looking after Lirael.”“Yeah” says Rainya, still looking down “but then it’ll be harder to-” She stops abruptly.“Harder to what?” you say, a suspicion forming in your mind “Rainya you aren’t doing your trick in the Hive aren’t you?” you grip her by the arm “Rainya if any of the fae sense you, you’ll get imprisoned or worse.”“Not often” she says, now she’s looking at you, a stubborn look in her eyes, though she doesn’t pull out of your grip “I *am* careful Shee.”“Well good” you say, thinking. Rainya does owe you, and she can look after Lirael, or perhaps Lirael can stay home today, or stay with someone else.Most of the young duster kids go to, well you could call it a *school* you suppose, but enrolling her would make it feel kinda like she’s gonna be with you a while.What are you going to do about Lirael?>Pressure Rainya into looking after her>Ask someone else to look after her (who?)>Lirael can survive a day alone>Enrol Lirael in school>Other (what?)
>>37065542>Enrol Lirael in schoolThis will be good.
>>37065542>Enrol Lirael in schoolWhen did we tell Rainya about Lirael? We had considered that, but it sounds like she already knows her?
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>>37065542>Enrol Lirael in school
>>37065542>Enrol Lirael in schoolHope you had a enjoyable christmas Pally.
>>37065542>Ask someone else to look after her (DEL!)Also FUCK YEAH! PSYCHIC REBEL QUEST!
>>37065542>Enrol Lirael in schoolMake sure she knows what not to do.
I didn’t follow after the first two threads. Did the samefagging ever get better?
>>37065695There are only three posters in this thread.
>>37065695>implying its not still me using half a dozen computers and playing the quest by myself
>>37065695The quest is fine until the Husbando comes up.Then everything goes to shit again.
>>37065718>>37065724>>37065744Then I’ll probably catch up at some point but playing isn’t for me in this case. Have fun, all of you!And Pal, try going anonymous for your next quest.>>37065736This thread is new and there have been no ‘important’ votes so far.
>>37065744Husbandos go home.
>>37065820thems fightin words, friendo.
>>37065802>This thread is new and there have been no ‘important’ votes so far.I think you missed the joke.I recommend waiting until the "not-date" has blown over, after that it should be clear if the quest is still salvagable or not.
>>37065832Fuck loveinterests, we got a vampire angel loli daughteru to obsess over.
>>37065879Well anon you do get fuck love interests if you do well........
>>37065832I an't your friendo buddy.
>>37065896I have yet to see a quest were you need to do well for that.
>>37065905I ain't your buddy, pal.
>>37065879huehuehuetfw Del will never be our love interest >>37065905I'm not your Buddy, Chief.
>>37065920There's no character named Del.
>>37065934I'm almost positive that there is.
>>37065955Nope, never heard of a del before.
>>37065955You're wrong. His name is Dev, not Del.
“Fine” you say to Rainya, dropping her arm and walking away, you call Lirael over.Lirael leaves her breakfast only partly eaten and shuffles over to you miserably “Mphh” she says eloquently, looking unwell. “You’ve been to school before right?” you ask herShe nods.“Good” you say “This won’t be strange for you then.” You lead her through a maze of alleyways until you find a tin shack that looks no different to the others, to non-dusters at least. You knock on the door and a stout older woman answers “Ah Shee” she says, her face splitting into a smile, revealing a lot of gaps in her teeth and making her warts move in unusual ways “How nice to see you again, how can I help?”“Ma Richols” you say, pulling Lirael forward “I was wondering if you could take another student today?” Inside the shack a dozen children ranging from age 5 to age 11 or so are sat around a central seat, where Ma Richols usually sits.“Of course” she says, bending down and saying to Lirael “You like stories girl?”Lirael just blinks at her slowly.“Is she ok?” Ma Richols asks you, all motherly concern “She sick or something?”To Ma Richols>Yeah, she’s sick>Just tired>Just shy>Other (what?)To Lirael (can be whispered or otherwise private if needed)>Have fun!>No drinking from anyone (said in private)>Ask Ma Richols to get someone if you feel really bad (who?)>Other (what?)
>>37065998>Just tired>Just shy>Have fun!>No drinking from anyone (said in private)>Ask Ma Richols to contact me if you feel really bad, or Rainya if I can't answer.
>>37065998>Yeah, she’s sick>Have fun!
>>37065998>Just tired and shy>Have fun!>No drinking from anyone (said in private)
>>37065998>Just tired>Have fun!>No drinking from anyone (said in private)>Ask Ma Richols to get someone if you feel really bad (fuck if I know)
>>37065998>>Just tired>>Just shy>Other (what?)She can drink from us in private a little. She has permission to read minds if she feels endangered.
>>37065998>>37066026SecondingAnd adding>>37066037>She has permission to read minds if she feels endangered.The other thing isn't really relevant to the topic right now.
>>37065998>>37066026Adding>She has permission to read minds if we aren't around, for protection.
>>37065998Supporting >>37066026Addendum: She can read minds if she feels threatened.
>>37066191Its not like shes not always reading minds anyway? Shes just staying out of our mind.
“She’s just a little tired” you say to Ma Richols “And maybe shy too, I just need a moment to say goodbye before I leave.” Ma Richols nods understandingly and retreats inside, you crouch down next to Lirael and say quietly “No feeding from anyone today ok?”“But I’m so thirsty!” whines Lirael “and I can make them forget...” “No” you insist “don’t, but...” you add, thinking “you can read their minds if you feel scared ok?”“K” she says in a small voice “And ask Ma Richols to contact me or if I’m not available Rainya, if things get really bad, ok?”“K” she mumbles.“Good!” you say in a tone of forced jollity, herding her inside “Now have fun! See you tonight!”Lirael doesn’t answer, Ma Richols waves to you “see you later Shee.” You leave.
You get to work and to start with everything is normal: you file timecards, take orders for jobs and quietly get on with your days, whilst trying not to count the minutes until work ends.Then Mr Jerek arrives to see Mr Johnson. Mr Jerek is one of Mr Johnsons *special contractors*, he’s a man in his early 40’s that normally dresses in very well-tailored suits and is very calm, polite and yet at the same time menacing somehow.He stomps past you, a scowl on his face and blood staining the front of a torn and ragged suit, you decide not to ask, he’s on the list of people allowed to see Mr Johnson without an appointment, still, best to warn your boss. You call through to him “Yes?” comes Mr Johnsons voice.“Mr Jerek just walked in” you say “I think he is on his way to see you, he looks...upset.”“Thank you Ms Hyul” says Mr Johnson. You get back to work.An hour later Mr Johnson visits you in person “Ah Ms Hyul” he says. Mr Johnson is an older gentleman with a lined face. You’ve seen a lot of the other workers leaving the building in the last few minutes, rushing out.“I’m afraid something has come up” says Mr Johnson, reaching into his pocket, you feel a moment of fear before he pulls out a handful of credit chips and offers it to you “Take the rest of the day off” he says “here’s a little something, go have some fun.” He hands you the money, a quick estimate shows there’s almost 2,000 credits here, more than 3 months pay.“I expect to see you at the usual time tomorrow” he says, a kindly smile on his face “Now go, enjoy the day.”You get your things and leave, it’s about midday.
You think over your options, you said you’d meet Ash tonight, though now that you have the afternoon free you could meet up with him, if he’s not in lessons or something.You could go home and look after Lirael.Or...you wonder, hmm, you’d need to get the bus out of the Hive to be safe but you’re pretty sure you would be able to teleport to that psychic training facility and maybe try practising your powers some more, or even awake new ones.Or you could find something else to do with your time.What is the plan?>Meet Ash early>Look after Lirael>Training facility>Other plan (what?)
>>37066258>>Look after LiraelShe's thirsty after all.
>>37066258>Look after LiraelWait, did I miss a thread or something?Didn't we want to look for the Gouger on the day before meeting Ashley?
>>37066258>Look after Lirael>Training facilityBring her.
>>37066258>Look after Lirael
>>37066258>Meet Ash early
>>37066258>Look after Lirael>Training facility>>37066280Actually, yes. We were supposed to hunt the Gouger "tomorrow", and then go with Ash the day after. We seem to have skipped a day.
>>37066258>>37066280Changing to >>37066282
>>37066258>Look after Lirael>Training facility
>>37066303Honestly with as low on HP as we are I'd say avoid looking for the Gouger. Though that's originally what I wanted to do.
>>37066280>>37066303We had a timeskip in that thread, we spend the day hunting the Gouger with that abusive husband. And that was the end of searching for the day apparently.
My apologies if I've missed a day out, it was not intentional.
>>37066353It was my mistake >>37066350cleared it up.I missed the timeskip portion of one update, it also explains how Rainya knows Lirael and I missed that.Timeline is okay, I think.
Taking Lirael to the facility, writing.
You decide there’s no harm in taking Lirael to the Psychic training facility. You get the bus out of the hive and go back to dust town. You knock on Ma Richols door and she answers “Shee” she says “back so soon?”“Yeah” you say “work ended early, how’s Lirael?”Ma Richol looks...concerned “She’s been listless and tired all day” she says “I think she’s sick, you should take her to the doctor.”“I might just do that” you say as Ma Richols goes back inside and fetches Lirael for you, Lirael walks out to you and just stands there, swaying slightly. Ma Richols goes back inside to the other children.“You really don’t look good.” You say.“It’s hard” complains Lirael quietly “What’s hard?” you ask“Hiding” she says Hiding..? “Hiding your wings?” you ask. Indeed, outside Lirael stays bundled up like any other duster but indoors most folk take off a few layers.“And that, yeah...” says Lirael. Whatever, she’s not making a lot of sense.You lead her away from the school, talking to her quietly “How about we go on an adventure instead? Want to explore a dungeon?”“I’m not a kid!” insists Lirael, but she walks a bit faster. You take her back to your house and gather a few things, you never know when you’ll need your rifle for example.“How are we getting there?” asks Lirael, lying down on your bed.“The quick way.” You say, putting spare ammunition into your pockets.“Ah translocation” she says “that’s good, less walking.”You wonder, the training facility was a secret place set up for psychics, should you try teleporting inside it? Or maybe just nearby?Teleport destination>Inside facility (which room?)>Outside facility>Other (what?)
>>37066574>Outside facilityRight next to the entrance. worried about setting off some sort of internal alarms. Or hitting some sort of psychic barrier.
>>37066574>Outside facilityI would prefer to ask the Guide if its shielded against teleportation before we do that.
>>37066574>By the sign>Get clumbsy
Ok, outside it is.Please roll 1d20+9 to teleport.
Rolled 11 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>37066723
Rolled 14 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>37066723
Rolled 9 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>37066723Watch us botch our roll here.
Rolled 14 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>37066723BAMF!
Best if you teleport to just outside it, who knows what defences you might get tangled in? Once you’re ready to go you pull Lirael to her feet and hold her close you to as you reach deep within yourself.You’re not standing in your home, you’re outside the facility, the corroded door sticking out of the sand, you visualise it, the dry air, the heat of the desert, you focus on it as hard as you can. The world around you shifts and you’re there, the heat hitting you hard.“Ack!” exclaims Lirael “Hot.”“Yeah” you say, putting your hand in the opening by the door, you try not to think about how the needle piercing your skin feels like a tiny tooth. The door grinds slowly open and you and Lirael step into the lift, taking it down into the depths, Lirael is quiet on the trip down, has she seen this place in your memories already?Once you are inside the facility. Lirael seems to have brightened up a little and is looking around her, turning her head quickly as she tries to take it all in “What is this place?” she asks excitedly.“A training facility” you say “for psychics.”At the same time the Teacher materialises next to you, Lirael jumps back with a little yelp and raises her wings protectively around her, as if trying to hide behind them.“Welcome back Cadet Hyul” says the Teacher “I trust you are well?” It looks a little fuzzy, the nearby holoemitter must need fixing.“Who’s that?” asks Lirael“The AI that runs the place” you explain, at the same time the Teacher says “Cadet Hyul explain this intrusion!” It looks annoyed, as much as you can tell from its poorly resolved face.“She’s with me” you say “She’s a guest”“Understood” it says “I would like to draw your attention to the Cadet Handbook Section 9 subsection vi) *Sexual Relations are not permitted between Cadets and visitors*.”There’s an uncomfortable pause.
“Shee did he just...?” asks Lirael“It’s malfunctioning” you say as you set off walking, Lirael quickly follows you.“Where are we going?” she asks>We’re exploring the place (just wander around)>The activation chamber>The training rooms
>>37066881>The activation chamber
>>37066881>We’re exploring the place (just wander around)We probably should sooner or later anyway.>Ask the Teacher if its safe to teleport into the facility.
>>37066881>>We’re exploring the place (just wander around)
>>37066869>The activation chamber
>>37066881>>37066894This, better play it safe, then we go to the acitvation chamber next, for thatz sweet psychic healing.
>>37066881>We’re exploring the place (just wander around)
>>37066945That might not be the best idea right now.Activation takes 3 hours minimum and only has a 1/4 chance if we only stay in for the three hours.We only have the afternoon, so staying for longer than three hours probably isn't possible and Lirael would be incredibly bored for the duration and/or get into mischief.After attempting activation, we can't (or at least shouldn't) try again for a week.Psychic Healing would be nice, but we should get it when we can afford to spend a large amount of time in one of the tubes to maximize our chances of actually unlocking the discipline, instead of blowing our once a week try at activation on a 25% chance.
>>37067070>We only have the afternoonThis is where I politely disagree.
>>37067094You can disagree, but alienating our best contact for the *chance* of unlocking a single discipline when we could just come back tomorrow is kinda stupid.
“We’re going exploring” you say to Lirael, as you walk, the Teacher follows you, maybe it knows?“Is it safe to teleport inside the facility?” you ask it.“All level 3 areas and below do not currently have functioning teleportation barriers” says the Teacher.“Are they broken?” you ask as you walk“Sy-sytems were triaged” it explains “Due to power shortage.”Ok that kinda makes sense.“I’m going to look around” you tell the Teacher “give me a description of the places I visit please.”“Of course” says the Teacher“This is where the cadets sleep” explains the Teacher. A bunch of abandoned bunks, some with initials carved into the posts, scraps of paper, a busted datapad.---“This is the hydroponics facility” says the Teacher. Huh, an underground garden, or it would be if it wasn’t all dry cracked earth. “What happened to it?” you ask.“The water pump is disabled” explains the Teacher “Contaminants were found in the water supply.” Huh...---“You do not have the required access level for this area” says the Teacher.“But what is it?” you ask, standing in front of a huge bulkhead with warning signs on it.“The reactor that powers the facility” says the Teacher “It is currently functioning at 8% of maximum safe output.”---“What happened here?” you ask, a heavy bulkhead twisted and mangled, exploded outwards.Lirael whimpers and hugs you, burying her face in your midsection.“This is the sanatorium” says the Teacher “It is currently in lockdown.”“It’s not” you say “the door is torn off.”“The sanatorium records are classified” says the Teacher.“We need to get away” insists Lirael “It’s bad in there.”You try another location.
>>37067185But think of the Drama we could have! Yeah no, you are right. I personally don't care and would actually prefer having to look for more risky contacts for the psychic Rebell feeling, but logically speaking there is no particular reason for Shee to do that, unless the activation thing works in such a fashion that she would loose track of time.
All in all you spend almost 3 hours touring the facility, it’s huge, built to house up to 5,000 people at once, including living areas, food production, training rooms, a dance hall, it’s a self-contained underground town. Much of it is empty, or off-limits to you. What supplies there were here have long since rotted or been looted, though a few secure areas might still have something salvageable, or worth a few credits. From the Teachers somewhat scrambled statements, you gather that there are some weapons, or military vehicles here, if you could find those, that would be worth a lot of money.“I’m tired” says Lirael “What are we doing now Shee?”>Go to psychic activation chamber>Go to training room>Go someplace else (where?)>Other (what?)Location write-ins are allowed, as well as questions asking *is there a [location]?* This place is huge and there’s all sorts here.
>>37067270>Go someplace else, find the armouries and garages.
>>37067270>>37067289This.Time to gear up.
>>37067270>Go to psychic activation chamber
>>37067270sounds good >>37067289We are fucking adorable
>>37067270I'd like to do something to make Lirael a little more comfortable. If we could ask her about it IC or if you could provide some options OOC it would be appreciated.
>>37067270>Go someplace else, find the armouries and garages.>Give Lirael a piggyback ride
>>37067358fair point, will be added to next post.
>>37067270>>37067289>>37067366Supporting piggyback rides.There has never been a kid that doesn't get cheered up by that.
Armoury/garage plus piggyback, writing.Please make me an intelligence check, 1d20+5
Rolled 17 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37067537
Rolled 10 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37067537
Rolled 4 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>37067537Okay.
“We’re going to find the armoury” you say to Lirael.“You do not have clearance for those areas” says the Teacher.You crouch down and say to Lirael “Climb on”. She gratefully wraps her arms around your neck and her legs around your waist, you stand up, Lirael on your back. To the Teacher you say “Fine, ok, tell me where they are so I can avoid them.”“Er-Error” says the Teacher “you cannot go to the armoury on this floor.”“Oh there’s one on this floor?” you say, setting off with a tired Lirael on your back “Great, is it this way?”“You clearance, no” says the Teacher, before adding “please do not continue in that direction.”The Teacher doesn’t want to tell you were things are, but it’s malfunctioning so badly that tricking it is easy, in certain ways at least.It’s not long before you’re standing before a locked metal door labelled *Power Armour Bay 4*.“It’s not right in here?” you ask the Teacher“Please do not enter that location” says the Teacher, yeah sounds like an excellent place to start.Lirael is half-asleep on your back, her breath warm against your neck. She’s tired and keeps complaining of being thirsty, you know it’s not for water...You could find her someplace to lie down and sleep here, or maybe keep carrying her.As for the other thing...you’ve seen some medical bays here but none clean, if any have blood supplies you’ll bet they’ll have gone bad a long time ago.The only source of fresh blood around is you...or you could head outside and see if the Lago that live around here are willing to donate, or you could teleport back to dust town or someplace else to find a donor or other blood supply.
And there’s this door in front of you. The lock is electronic, you can probably get past it, or you could try teleporting past it, the Teacher won’t tell you the clearance level you need, only that you can’t go in, so it must be higher than level 2.Lirael>Find her somewhere to rest>Keep carrying her>She’ll manage without blood for now>Drip-feed her some more>Talk to the Lago>Other (what?)General>Teleport past the door>Try to bypass the lock>Other (what?)
>>37067768>Keep carrying her>Teleport past the door
>>37067768>Drip-feed her some more>Try to bypass the lock
>>37067768>Keep carrying her>Drip-feed her some more>Try to bypass the lock
>>37067768Lirael>Keep carrying her>Talk to the LagoGeneral>Other (what?) Just leave it be.I'm not sure I want to deal with malfunctions weapons. Let's try not to be a bitch
>>37067768>Keep carrying her>She’ll manage without blood for now>Try to bypass the lockIf fail>Teleport past the door
>>37067768>Keep carrying her>Try to bypass the lock
>>37067743>Drip-feed her some more>Try to bypass the lock
>>37067768>Keep carrying her>She’ll manage without blood for now>Try to bypass the lock
carrydrip-feedbypass lockwriting.Please roll intelligence 1d20+3 to fiddle with the lock.
Rolled 19 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>37068229
Rolled 3 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>37068229
Rolled 7 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>37068229
Lirael really needs feeding. You put her down and sit her against the wall, tilting her head back. You pull out your knife and re-open your wound, letting the blood drip down onto her lips. Immediately she starts licking her lips and opening her mouth wider, her eyelids flutter open and she drinks down every drop you give her. You feed her until she perks up and makes a grab for your arm with both hands.[HP 8/17]You quickly pull your arm away and wrap it up tight “Ok that’s enough” you tell Lirael. Lirael struggles to her feet, her tongue darting out to clean any traces of blood from her lips and face “More” she begs.“Not yet” you say “That’s as much as I can give right now.”“I’m still thirsty” she says, but at least she’s standing under her own power, her arms folded across her chest as she scowls at you.“I’ll think of something” you say, you’re not sure what, Ash never seemed to need this much blood this regularly, though you do recall he fed from you every few days, the two of you lying together in bliss, little shocks of pleasure running through you as he...You snap back to the present. With Lirael taken care of, for now at least you examine the lock, fairly standard keycard and access number combination. You take a few tools out of your pockets and get to work...It’s tough, this is a pretty sophisticated lock, but it’s also old and running on reserve power, a lot of its security features aren’t working properly. You manage to pry off the case and rearrange a few power flows until its convinced you just entered the right code.The door opens smoothly as the Teacher says “Error” several times. You and Lirael enter cautiously and the place is lit by dim emergency lighting...You see a large open area in front of you, with a half-dozen alcoves in the wall. There’re power sockets and old tools around the place as well as a lot of spare parts.
Most of the alcoves are empty but one of them has a partially assembled warmech power suit. It looks to be a Coreworlds Light Infantry Suit, a Mark 5, maybe a 7? You’re not sure. Either way it is an eight foot tall armoured suit complete with an oversized laser rifle and charged plasma sword.You examine the suit, it appears to have suffered some damage, there’s scoring and burns on some of the armour plates, was it being repaired in here maybe? With all the parts around the place you might be able to get this thing working, though you’d need a manual and maybe a few days, plus the lighting in here is useless.Lirael looks around the place, picking up tools and examining them before putting them down again.This could be real asset, finally some real firepower, or the black market would pay a lot of credits for this. Either way, getting it out of here could be a task in itself, there is a larger door at the other end of the garage that might lead to a larger lift, maybe?What are you going to do?>No plans yet>I’m going to fix it>I’m going to sell it, without fixing it>Other (what?)Note you can choose to sell it after fixing it of course, might even get a higher price that way.Once you’ve decided you’ll have the option of doing something else, no plan is delaying choosing until later, even if you make a plan you can change the plan later.
>>37068657>I’m going to fix it
>>37068657>I’m going to fix itTeleporting power suit, yes please.
>>37068657>I’m going to fix itIf were selling it, might as well use the time to find a buyer that won't fuck us over.
>>37068657>I’m going to fix itShiny!
"Yeah" you say to yourself "I can fix this, might need a manual, a few more tools and the power on in here, but I can do this."Lirael comes over to look at the suit "Is that what you're doing for the rest of today?" she asks, her nose wrinkles as she sniffs at it "That's boring, lets explore some more.">Start work now>Not yet, go to other location (where?)>Other (what?)
Don't we have a notdate to get to?
>>37068883Let's check out the activation chamber, or grab a lantern.
>>37068883>Not yet, go to other location (Food storage, medbay?)
>>37068905You have some time, it's around 3pm now and you aren't due to meet up with Ash until the evening.
>>37068883>Not yet, go to other location , medbay
>>37068883>Not yet, go to other location (Food storage, medbay?)Find some iron tablets. That'll help our blood loss.All the hp loss none of the highs.
>>37068883>Not yet, go to other location, medbay
>>37068952None of the CON loss either.
Medbay it is, writing.
>>37068927Wait, what? Didn't we specifically try to avoid getting trapped in the Hive past curfew?
>>37069232Some people talked about that, but they apparently didn't notice it specifically saying it will be at night.There was never a option for doing it in the day, hence why some where so adamant about not going to Ashs house after the dancing.
“Sure” you say to Lirael “Let’s see if we can find a medbay or something.”“Yes!” Lirael pumps a fist in the air and heads off, almost skipping, seems she got her energy back fast...The two of you head to a medbay that you found earlier. Working together you search the place. Most of the drugs and medicine are long gone, used or looted you’re not sure. There’re still plenty of cheaper or more common supplies such as bandages and simpler medicines, including pills for blood loss. They’re in a sealed bottle but their age is unknown, and you don’t know much about such things, have they decayed, are they still good? You open the bottle and give it a quick sniff but the dull red pills don’t smell of anything.You also find a terminal in standby mode that’s unlocked.Take blood loss pills?Y/NExamine Terminal?Y/NGeneral>Keep searching medbay>Go to other location (where?)The general stuff happens after the pills/terminal bit.>>37069232Ideally yes, but the plan was to go out dancing with Ash, which happens in the evening. You’ll have to find another way out the Hive (there will be options).
>>37069373>NTake as in, take them with us.Examine Terminal>Y
>>37069373>>37069419This>Keep searching medbay
>>37069373>Take as in, take them with us.Examine Terminal>Y>Keep searching medbay
>>37069373YY>Keep searching medbay
>>37069373>Keep searching medbayTake blood loss pills?YExamine Terminal?Y
>>37069373Take blood loss pills?>Keep them but ask someone about them before taking themExamine Terminal?Y>Keep searching medbay
>>37069373>Y>Y>Keep searching medbay
>>37069569If it's just iron it stimulates blood production but it'll constipate you.
You grab a few bottles of the blood replacement pills, best to talk to a doctor before taking them.You examine the medical terminal, it says *Medical Officers Log recording complete: Save to archive? Re-record? Playback?*Curious, you hit playback.A holoemitter warms up, projecting an image a foot tall atop the terminal, you see a woman that looks maybe 30 or so sat on a chair, her shoulders slumped “Medical Log Dr Dana Yunsa, date and time...I don’t even know any more, fucking fae they started to turn this place into one of their twisted Reclaimed worlds and...fuck, where was I?”Lirael comes over to watch.“Right” the woman straightens up again “The surgery didn’t work, the mutations were too far advanced, every time we cut away the chitin and altered musculature it grew back in the same morphology, it confirms our original theories about assimilation. The subject, the subject...” her voice cracks and she weeps for several minutes before continuing “The subject, Jennifer Yunsa, Psychic Cadet and confirmed Adept did not survive the most recent surgery, at 3 hours into the procedure she woke up and attacked the surgical team, the termination order was given by-by...oh fuck this I can’t do this!” She screams out loud and then starts crying again.Lirael looks at you “Shee what happened?”“I’m not sure” you say, waiting to see if the recording continues, it does.“You fucking military assholes!” screams Dr Yunsa “You push these children further than they go and they mutate into monsters, screw you! You all deserve to die, fuck this, fuck everything!” She reaches forward and the recording cuts off, there is no more. You examine the terminal but all it contains are records of treatments given to various patients and the drugs administered. You’re no doctor so most of this makes no sense, but a lot of the patients that were listed as *terminated* got larger and larger doses of drugs in the days before they were, well, terminated.
You and Lirael search the medbay but there’s nothing else of interest here, Lirael seems more subdued after watching the recording. You try to cheer her up by giving her another piggyback but she just clings to you, quiet.The terminal has a portable memory device, most of what you read is in medical jargon, but perhaps someone else can figure it out, you take it and put it in your pocket.Where to now?>Leave facility>Other location (what?)
>>37070001>Look for a child care stationMight have something if the facility is that huge.
>>37070001See if we can find a portable lantern in the supply closet for repairs on the suit.
>>37070001>Search for blankets and beds.Honestly if this area is safe we could spend more time here than in dust town.
>>37070001>Search for blankets and beds.
>>37070001>>37070060That sounds like a good idea.Dust Town is just trouble anyway.
>>37070001>Search for blankets and beds.Shit its getting spooky in here...
>>37070155Welp looks like we're going uncaring asshole/ fey route.
>>37070060>If this area is safe>Just learned about experiments making people into monsters>Doors to the sanatorium, in lockdown with classified records, ripped apart>Door to the outside world still perfectly intact>Most measures that might contain monsters not active due to low power>Unknown, possibly mutagenic, contaminants in water supplyI get the sinking feeling this might not be a safe place.
>>37070202Wut? How?We aren't abandoning the place, its just unsafe for us and Lirael.
>>370702031. We've seen nothing hostile and the kid would warn us.2. We're not going to drink the water or head into the sanatorium3. Dust town has the gouger and various other individuals who might attack us in our sleep ect.I don't trust leader guy who's name I don't remember.We can teleport. Worst case scenario we're woken up and port out.
>>37070203Wait a second how similar are the door rip compared to the gouger breaking down building sites? We might have found where the Gouger came from/lives. It clawing out the eyes might be a demented attempt on it's part to not have it's mutations seen.
Looking for blankets, beds and lantern, writing.
>>37070259>1. We've seen nothing hostile and the kid would warn us.Unless the mutated psionic cadets retained their psionic abilities and can hide themselves from the amateur telepath.>2. We're not going to drink the water or head into the sanatoriumWe'll need a supply of water so that'll be inconvenient. I'm not worried about what's in the sanatorium, I'm worried about what got out.>3. Dust town has the gouger and various other individuals who might attack us in our sleep ect.And the psychic mutant abominations are so, so safe. We aren't currently being specifically targeted by anyone in Dust Town, I doubt the monsters would just ignore our presence.>I don't trust leader guy who's name I don't remember.I have yet to see a legitimate reason for this distrust. Yes, Lirael was spooked, Charon is a hardened person who's lived in dust town his entire life, I'm not surprised his mind scared a child.>Worst case scenario we're woken up and port out.Worst case scenario we don't wake up, or the abominations can block psionic powers. Maybe with the psionic power that lets them do that exact thing.
>>37070405uuuh I'm pretty damn sure the Leader guy and our father used that facility before. Its not like we are the first people to be in it since it was abandoned. So this idea that theres going to be something in here after its been used repeatedly is highly unlikely. Stupidly unlikely.
>>37070465They weren't here continuously, and the ever dwindling power could have caused a security failure while they were away. Leader hasn't been back since until we first came here. Something could have easily gotten out or taken p residence in the interim.
>>37070504Thats about as likely as something having gotten or getting into our own home in Dust Town.
“Let’s find a place to rest” you say to Lirael “I’m thinking this place may be safer than staying in Dust Town.”On your back Lirael says “Are you sure? This place is scary.”“Are you picking anything up around here?” you ask, with her powers surely she’d notice if there was anything dangerous hiding here, you hope.“No....” she says “Not since the sanyterium anyways, but lots of places are blank, like I can’t see in them, I dunno Shee I just don’t like it here.”“Well” you say “let’s check it out, we don’t have to stay here.”You easily find a cadet dorm with plenty of beds and spare blankets, as well as metal cupboards and cabinets that can be dragged across doorways to create barricades if you’re so inclined.The blankets are a little dirty and dusty, but still far more comfortable than your shack. You also find a lamp with some power it in, and once plugged into the wall it starts to slowly charge, that’s the light problem sorted at least.It’s getting late, if you want to get back to Dust Town in time to borrow some good hive-quality clothes from someone and have a wash before you go, you need to leave soon. Or you could stay longer but have less time to get ready.General>Leave facility>Keep searching (location?)>Other (what?)Lirael>No requests for now>Ask her to try and see into the blank spaces>Other (what?)
>>37070504Yeah, I'm sorry but I'm not going to bet on that. However you shake it, this facility is a lot more defensible and a lot safer than sleeping in Dust Town. I prefer not to worry about 'nebulous abominations' when its very likely the point of showing them was to illustrate how badly fucking with out DNA can hurt us rather than a foreshadowing of some monster thats going to gank us if we stay in the base too long.
>>37070540>Leave facilitybut first>Ask her to try and see into the blank spaces
>>37070540>Leave facility>No requests for nowC`mon, we have a not-date to go to
>>37070540>Keep searching (toys for lirael)>No requests for now
>>37070540>Keep searching, look for something to set up a alarm system with.
>>37070523Our house has had constant maintenance, this place hasn't.>>37070574At least finish exploring before we sleep here.>>37070540>>37070540>Leave facility>No requests for now
>>37070540>Keep searching (location?)Instructors bedding/residency. They've probably got better beds.
>>37070540>>37070604>>37070613Both of these.If we do stay, I would prefer to play it safe.
>>37070540>Keep searching, look for something to set up a alarm system with.>Keep searching (toys for lirael)Or at least something to keep her busy with.>Instructors bedding/residency. They've probably got better beds.
>>37070574You have no way of knowing that the video was about that rather than foreshadowing for the dangers of staying here for too long.The threats in Dust Town are just as unlikely to occur, if not moreso, and even if they do, at least we'd be dealing with a familiar threat, such as humans or local monsters, rather than these unknowns.
>>37070540>Leave facility>No requests for now
>>37070757Sitting in the activation Chamber takes a lot of time, if there is something here that would come for us in that time, then it would be better for us to search for it and take it out.
>>37070540>Leave facility>Ask her to try and see into the blank spacesI wouldn't be surprised if some of the blank spaces were monsters with psychic shields.
Search for alarm/toys as well as instructor dorms, ok writing.I'm also assuming that those who abstained from the Lirael options are voting to not ask her to do anything.
>>37070869That was my intention here >>37070622
Ash won’t mind if you’re not primped and fancy, he’s seen you in worse conditions than you currently are.“C’mon” you say to Lirael “Let’s find you some toys or something”.“I’m not a child” she protests as you carry her around, looking for anything that might occupy her, as well as something to make an alarm out of.As you talk you try the Teacher again “So can you scan this facility for lifesigns?” you ask it.“Of course” says the Teacher “Please state the scan parameters.”“Anything non-human?” you try “Anything dangerous to us?”“Scanning” says the Teacher before adding “The only non-humans present are yourself and your guest, I do not detect any dangerous lifesigns. Scan is restricted to level 2 areas or below.”Great, it’s broken, it can’t even read you as human. So much for that idea.You keep searching and find plenty of tape, wire and tin cups as well as objects that will make a lot of noise if they hit the ground. As alarms go it won’t be subtle, but it will be loud enough for you to notice. You probably want to set a few of them up around the place if you stay here. You don’t find anything more sophisticated but perhaps there will be some electronic alarms at the weapons fair.As for toys...seems the people who lived here weren’t big on them. You do find a fluffy animal of some kind for Lirael, she rolls her eyes but takes it anyway. You also find a lot of books on military topics, tactics, field manuals on traps, how to build shelters, how to clean guns, some of this you already know, some you don’t.You also find a lot of datapads, none have any power, you put a couple on charge, maybe they’ll have some games on them?After some searching you find the instructors dorms but...“You do not have the clearance required to access this area” says the Teacher. Yeah, great, thanks. Still you think you can bypass the lock.>Break into instructors dorm>Go to other location>Leave facility>Other (what?)
>>37071036>What do I scan as?>Break into instructors dorm
>>37071036>“The only non-humans present are yourself and your guestAh shit.>What do I scan as?>Go to other location
>>37071036>Leave facilityAll of this can easily wait for another day.
>>37071036>What do I scan as?>Leave facilityWe're kinda running out of time and this can wait until tomorrow.
>>37071036>>37071112I want to add a vote for this too:>What do I scan as?
>>37071036>Valuable tech>"Maybe there'll be a game on them!">Still no Half Life 3
>>37071036>What do I scan as?>Look for those toys
>>37071152Worse.Halflife 3 case. No idea what it represents.
>>37071036>Leave facility>What do I scan as?
>>37071209>>37071036I second this questioninb4 changling quest
Scan question plus leave.Writing.
“Wait” you say “Teacher, what do I scan as, if not a human?”“A human hybrid” it says“Hybrid with what?” you ask“You do not have the clearance level to access that information.” Says the Teacher calmly. Fuck that machine, fuck it, you’re going to locate its central processor and shoot it. Best case scenario: it’s malfunctioning.Worst case...worst case...you don’t want to think about that. You have too much to deal with right now.“We’re leaving” you tell Lirael, preparing to teleport back to Dust Town and get ready for your meeting with Ashley.“Ah yes” says Lirael gravely “You’re meeting your master.”“What?” you say, looking over your shoulder at her.“Dad says” she explains “That a committed feeder has a single vampire called a master or mistress.”You take a moment to resist yelling at Lirael, she’s just a child after all. “I’m not a committed feeder” you say evenly after taking hold of your temper “And Ash isn’t my master.”“Uh huh” says Lirael “Can come with and meet him?”That reminds you, you haven’t planned what to do with Lirael whilst you spend time with Ash.Where is Lirael staying for the next few hours?>Lirael can stay at the facility>Lirael stays at your house>Other (where?)And with whom?>Alone>With someone (who?)
>>37071468>Lirael stays at your house>With RainyaFuckt hat bitch if she says no.
>>37071468>Lirael stays at your house>with Dev
>>37071468>Lirael stays at your house>With Rainya
Question! Would we be taking less HP damage if we let Lirael feed instead of cutting our arm open?
>>37071468>Lirael stays at the house>with Dev.Tell her that we'll talk to Ash about them meeting, first we need to get a feel for how Ashe regards angel/vampire hybrids.
>>37071621No, we also get Con loss.
House + Rainya, writing.
>>37071621No, you'd take about the same, plus con loss.But Lirael would get a better feed.
>>37071738Noted.>>37071637Yeah it's a disadvantage. Just checking' If we haven't we need to take our hit of shine at some point. Don't want to be jonesing while out with Ash.
>>37071783I just realized, that a Loli could be a replacement for our drugs. It just sounds absurd as a concept.
>>37071783>Just checking' If we haven't we need to take our hit of shine at some point.I had assumed that was a given until brought up.Got point though.
>>37071824Lolis are the best drug.
>>37071738Don't forget to mention that it would reawaken our bite addiction immediately and that HP damage incurred through feeding is 10x harder to recover through unnatural means.>>37071824Can you please not call Lirael that? It unnerves me.
With Lirael holding on to you, the two of you teleport back to your house. You frantically get ready for your evening out in the time you have left, you dress in the least well...duster clothes you have, though by hive standards you’ll still look like a low-hiver. Eh, Ash won’t mind and you don’t care what anyone else thinks.You take Lirael with you when you knock on Rainyas door, she opens it a crack before seeing its you, then opens it fully “Yes?” she asks. Like you she lives alone, you don’t know what happened to her family.You gesture at Lirael, who waves at Rainya, Rainya gives you a sceptical look.“It’s just for a few hours” you say “please? You can look after her at my place if you’re worried about yours getting messed up.”“Fine” says Rainya “Let me get my things” True to her word she follows you back to your place and settles in with Lirael for the evening.With Lirael sorted out you grab the late bus into the Hive. You head to the cafe you arranged to meet Ash at and you see him sat at a table by himself, a drink in front of him and a datapad in his hand. You’re able to walk right up to him without him noticing, he’s so engrossed in whatever he’s reading off the pad.“Should I be impressed at how studious you are?” you say, Ashleys head jerks up as you continue “Or disappointed you don’t greet an old friend?”Ashley grins and gets to his feet, hugging you “Shee” he says “So glad you came, how are you?”“Tired” you admit, though you don’t say that its from blood loss and walking around an abandoned psychic research facility all afternoon. Normally when you’re this tired you’d be feeling the need for a little Shine or something, you even have some on you, just in case. But seeing Ash again, you feel good, it’s not the need you sometimes feel, it just feels like...the rush from seeing an old friend, for now at least.
>>37071880>Don't forget to mention that it would reawaken our bite addiction immediatelyTo be fair, I'm willing to bet a fair amount of money on our first resist addiction roll going to come up tonight anyway.
>>37071824Yeah I'd be okay with it but everyone consistently refuses to let her feed.The disad isn't going anywhere and neither is the kid.>>37071832No. We have to take the hit. I don't want to forget then get all twitchy. It's either the kid or the shine.
“Long day at work huh” sympathises Ash “You want to get a bite to eat before we head out?”This cafes food isn’t the best but it’s hot, quick, and cheap.You want to eat before going out?>Y/N/other (what?)>>37071880>it would reawaken our bite addiction immediately and that HP damage incurred through feeding is 10x harder to recover through unnatural means.Yes, there's that too.
>>37071943>you’d be feeling the need for a little Shine or something, you even have some on you, just in caseWell shit, looks like you were right. Time to visit the bathroom for a moment.To be honest I only don't let her feed because it seems OOC for Shee to do it at the drop of a hat like that. When her addiction re-awakens though.>>37071959>Y>Go to the bathroom to take your hit
>>37071959>YTotaly didn't use the word Bite accidently
>>37071959>Y"You spoil me sometimes"
>>37071959>Y>Go to the bathroom to take your hit
>>37071959>>37071987adding >Go to the bathroom to take your hit
>>37072034>>37071999>>37072059Don't get high in the middle of a date you faggots
>>37072034>>37072059>>37072068We're pretty obviously high and out of it for an hour or so after taking a hit, anons.
>>37072074Its not a date. And the effect is only for a few moments as we have already seen.
>>37072086>>37072074Not my fault Pally didn't let us vote on taking it BEFORE going to the date, as we should have been able to.
>>37072092>>37072086Kek.I'm more with >>37072086 and >>37072074 on this though.
>>37072092>If Shee takes drugs then she suffers a -2 penalty to all rolls for an hour>for an hour
>>37071959So I'm also going to vote for NOT ding drugs right now. Especially because OP just said we're fine right now?If you're worried about an impending bite dc we should just tell Ashe not to offer to bite us tonight. And to not bite us even if we start asking for it.
>>37072137>Especially because OP just said we're fine right now?He explicitly said we are NOT fine.
>>37072137>Especially because OP just said we're fine right now?>you’d be feeling the need for a little Shine or something, you even have some on you, just in caseNo, we are due, as it is.And we should have been able to take it before going, but we didn't get to for reasons.
>>37072148Normally when you’re this tired you’d be feeling the need for a little Shine or something, you even have some on you, just in case. But seeing Ash again, you feel goodAm I reading this wrong? Or are you just ignoring it?
>>37072187Note the>but seeing Ashe again, you feel good>feel. good.What part of this reads "it's time to snort some crack" to you people?
>>37072187Not sure what you are reading here, it pretty clearly says that by now she'd be feeling it, and she just doesn't because she is so happy right now. Which means pretty obviously it can hit her any moment.
>>37072179>>37072148>Normally when you’re this tired you’d be feeling the need for a little Shine or something, you even have some on you, just in case. But seeing Ash again, you feel good, it’s not the need you sometimes feel, it just feels like...the rush from seeing an old friend, for now at least.Work on your reading comprehension, guys.
>>37072217>>37072235Her feeling good means nothing to the timer we got on the -5DC to avoid our biting addiction. Which is the entire point of taking the stuff at all.
I forgot to include taking drugs as an option, it was not intentional and I apologise.As is standard, I would not want my screw-up to ever disadvantage players.Retcon vote: Did you take drugs just over an hour before the date?>Y/NIf yes, I'll retcon it that you did. If no, you forgot, or didn't think you needed to.In the meantime, writing next update.
>>37072268>Y>>37072301You must have missed the part where we explcitily talked about it.
>>37072301I brought it up before the Date but I was a bit slow on the uptake. It does seem like Most would like to pretend it doesn't exist at all and sweep it under the rug.
>>37072268>YThere is literally no reason not to.
>>37072268>Y>>37072365I expected us to get a vote on it before going on the date. I want it to exist, which means Shee would take it into account.
>>37072387To stay in character? We fucked around the lab all day and missed out on our hit. We've now got ourselves in a situation where we need to be careful? This will serve as a reminder so that more than one guy has to remember that we're an addict.
>>37072414>We fucked around the lab all day and missed out on our hit.Except we didn't, because we had ample chance to take it inbetween. We didn't teleport into the hive.Forgetting the drugs isn't "in-character" if the only reason why it happened is for the meta reason of us needing a prompt for these things.And her comment that she got it on her clearly poroves Shee did not forget it.>>37072268>Y
>>37072268>NAren't we trying to kick our addiction so we can be good enough for Ashe? Or something?
>>37072268NTrying to kick the addiction here.
closing vote, counting.
I'm getting it tied at 12-12 at the point I closed it.FD vote in 5 minutes, unless I messed up the vote count - please check for me.
>>37072558>>37072301Vote was deleted. Not sure if that matters.
Christ, FD over this shit just because some faggots want to get bitten so badly.
>>37072619Christ FD over this shit because some faggot wants to do drugs.Holy shit, I can do it too.
>>37072616It would normally, or at least I'd query it, but I didn't see it as being deleted when I posted the count.Final Destination VoteVote closes in 5 minutesVotes after I close will not be counted.1 - You took drugs2 - You didn'tPlease do not quote this post, Please no greentext or other text, numbers only.Posts not following these rules will not be counted.In the event of a tie i will cast the deciding vote.
Vote closed, counting.Votes after this post will not be counted.
I'm counting 7-6 in favour of taking drugs. Please check my count as I write the update.
>>37072656We play a drug addict. I see no reason for her not to take her drugs, since we haven't played any problem with doing so since that conversation.
>>37072794Yup, you're right. Since >>37072756 voted incorrectly.
>>37072811Yep, i fucked up my vote, just got back and saw the time.
>>37072807All I'm getting from this is that we should get to work on breaking our drug addiction.
>>37072872We kinda can't, as I understand it the biting addiction thing doesn't go away, unless we eschew all contact with vampires.
>>37072897The biting addiction, yeah, and even then, it just goes dormant until around vamps again.But I said the *drug* addiction.
Ok, please roll me Willpower 1d20+4This roll has nothing to do with either addiction, it's something else.
>>37072872I completly agree with this, I just don't agree with leaving it out when convenient. We haven't shown or played any issue with taking the drugs in the last few days/threads, and there was no particular reason for Shee to do so now.Longterm, I'm all for getting rid of it.
Rolled 16 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37072926
Rolled 5 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37072926
Rolled 13 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37072926
Rolled 19 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37072926
Rolled 9 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37072926>>37072924The drug addiction only exists to replace the bite addiction. It won't live until we break that or give in.
>>37072924>But I said the *drug* addiction.Thats easy. Find a biter.Not really sure if thats better than the drug addiction though, cheaper, maybe.
>>37072992Well considering we have two vamps on hand that isn't really a problem. We can completely kick our drug habit by ourselves though, it's just a matter if effort.
>>37073062>that isn't really a problemIt kinda is, because biting isn't without its side-effects either.And I'm not sure we can really kick the drug habit without getting rid of the biting addiction, the drugs are supposed to serve as replacement, if we 'need' that though, I dunno.
“Sure” you say, the two of you grab a quick sandwich and you listen to Ashley complain about how boring some of his study is. You’re happy to let him talk and just listen, the more you talk, the more you might have to lie to him.Despite being this close you don’t feel any need to get bitten, but then, just over an hour ago you did take a pinch of Shine, just as a precaution. You rode out the high on the way here, just in case you feel tempted to ask him to bite you. You don’t think he’d ever push himself on you, it’s your own instincts you don’t trust.After eating, you and Ash head out of the cafe and to a nearby club, one that caters to rich vamps and...guests...You wonder if Ash is trying to drop a hint but as the two of you dance he keeps his distance and doesn’t act pushy or demanding, it’s probably just a coincidence.It feels good, just like old times, the two of you were good friends once and it wasn’t all...well, you did other things together too, you talked, played hologames, watched movies, and you danced together too.You lose yourself in the music for a while, just you, the music and an old friend. The stresses and worries fade away, you don’t need drugs, you don’t need a bite, you just need this high, this all-natural harmless high.Finally the two of you step away from the dance floor to take a breath.“How’re you feeling?” asks Ash, needing to shout to make himself heard. His face is slick with sweat and his rumpled shirt is damp.“I’m good” you yell back “Wanna go again in a few minutes?”“Sure” says Ash “Or maybe another club?”“Maybe” you agree, nodding. Then something catches your eye.A girl, maybe 15, 16? She looks human and has three rich-looking guys talking to her, vamps maybe?She looks like a...it’s hard to describe, the clothes say mid- to low-hive girl but her mannerisms are too refined, an up-hive girl slumming it?
For a single moment she wavers briefly in your vision and she looks different, the same basic appearance but her ears are pointed, her eyes almond shaped and she seems beautiful, too beautiful to be real. Then it’s gone again and she seems like just another girl.No matter who she is, the three guys around her are standing too close and one has his arm around her waist, tugging her and cajoling her towards a club side entrance. You can guess what will happen to her if they get her outside into a deserted alleyway. She seems oblivious to the danger, laughing and letting herself get slowly taken towards the door, as if it’s a harmless joke.“Ash” you say, pointing “You know her?”He looks, and then scowls “No” he says “But I know them.”“Who are they?” you ask.“They’re Stepan, Gregory and Jans” he says “They’ve got a reputation for group feedings, on humans, dhampirs...and other vamps.” He rubs the side of his neck with one hand.You look at him with concern “They get you?”“They tried.” He admits.“What happened?” you askHe smiles ruefully “Quinn got involved, and we all ended up getting arrested.”“Really?” you ask, as the two of you watch the vamps slowly taking the girl towards the door, you’re unsure if you should get involved or not.You don’t want an innocent girl to be an unwilling participant in a group feeding, but you’re not sure if you want to tangle with three vamps either.“Yeah” says Ash “Quinn can be an asshole, but he protects his friends.”
And thread ends here.Thank you for playing and I hope you all had fun. Next thread is in just under 11 hours time.You get 3XP for events in this thread, added to the 8XP you have gives you 11XP unspent in total. Lirael has unspent XP, I hope to add her special abilities to a pastebin soon.I cannot stay for questions but I will check the archive tomorrow and will respond to any questions or concerns posted.
>>37073164Thanks for running Pally, sorry for the hold-up with the drug thing.
>>37073098Finding a biter isn't a problem I meant. The bites themselves are an issue yes. From the meta we know our drug addiction will go into remission if we pass enough time without it. Our bite addiction remains latent until we spend to much time around vamps.
>>37073164Thanks for running. See you next round.Maybe we get to carry this thread into the new year?>>37073188I also meant that finding a biter is insofar a problem that who we let us bite is important, and different choices in that regard come with different problems attached.
>>37073186No worries, thanks for spotting I missed it.>>37073234My new year yes, yours...depends on timezones.
>>37073188Bite addiction is the one that goes dormant; I think the drug addiction breaks completely after a certain period of time.>>37073144Murder them, burn the bodies.
>>37073318I am not sure we are in the position to do that, if the fae girl doesn't help us.
thanks for the thread pally!
Rolled 2 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37073345Fae girl is the one being taken out
>>37073345Do you want to be in substantially more of a position to do that?>>37073367Racist pls.
>>37073367Yes, and its very much possible that she knows what she is doing.And we could be interrupting her.
Rolled 17 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>37073416No, I meant, the Fae girl is the one going out with the Vampires.I think she's one of the people doing the "Cleaning"
>>37073416>Do you want to be in substantially more of a position to do that?I would like to.But I'm not gonna vote to drink blood for it.
>>37073479Dhampirs are made by drinking a vampires blood.It would be a heavy boost to physical abilities.But I think our own abilities are enough to allow the girl to escape if she is actually in danger, so there is no need for something so drastic.
>>37073431Oh, okay, I thought you meant that we were going to take her out as well in the hypothetical body-burning scenario.>>37073424Alternatively, bad things.>>37073441I meant with the 11 XP we have right now, not becoming a Created Dhampir.It might not be a good thing to make purchases so reactively, though.
>>37073519Guess I missed that when it came up. My knowledge of Dhampirs is the whole half human half vamp type weirdness.
>>37073552Its in the Setting paste. And not really important for us right now.>>37073536>I meant with the 11 XP we have right nowI'm not sure what we could buy right now that would give us a better chance against 3 vampires.Sniper 2 maybe, but I think distracting them and teleporting out, would be the better option.
>>37073536>Alternatively, bad things.Just to be sure it gets across, I'm not for just walking away.We aren't going to take a chance on letting vampire gangfanging happen just on a hunch. But killing them probably isn't a option for us, unless we teleport over into our hut, grab Lirael and go VENGEANCE on them.Which comes with all kinds of problems.
>>37073628Sniper 2 would be good if we had an appropriate gun, but I don't think we have a rifle on us right now.Distraction and teleportation is somewhat risky for reasons unrelated to enemy vampires, but might be the best option for handling this. Make sure to be out of sight when we Teleport, if we go with that, at least.Unarmed Combat would help, since we don't have a melee weapon and it gives a +2 to combat rolls and damage with each rank. It might also increase melee defense, if it works like regular weapon skills and the current 10 defense is an error.A single point of Strength for 1 XP would probably be a good move.Other than that, there's nothing immediately relevant.Keep in mind that Ash is probably going to follow us out there and he isn't incompetent. We also don't know anything about this fae girl, she might be adept at combat herself.>>37073690Good. I'm glad. That makes me happy.
>>37073828>Ash is probably going to follow us out thereWhich comes with the problems of using our psychic abilities, which we, I think, haven't told him yet about? Not sure right now, but I think we haven't. Might be a good time fot hat.>she might be adept at combat herselfAssuming she will assist us, and not laugh her ass of. Fucking Fae man.>+1 Strength 1xp>Unarmed Combat 2/Toughness 2>+1 CON (2xp)We only got 8HP right now, so without Psychic Healing, Toughness is our only way to get more for that fight, which we will badly need for close combat.
>>37074005He probably won't react that poorly to the reveal. More upset that we didn't tell him sooner and worried for our safety, since psionics are arrested on-sight and usually never heard from again, IIRC.She probably won't do that.Toughness would be good. I dislike purchasing stats in a way that doesn't give a +1, though.So:>Strength +1 (12) -1 XP>Constitution +1 (13) -2 XP>Toughness +1 (2) -4 XP>Unarmed Combat +1 (2) -2 XP2 XP remaining. It might be worth it to get another rank of Unarmed Combat, for the damage boost. There might also be a boost to melee defenses, I'll need to ask OP about about it. Otherwise we can just save the XP.
>>37074005What if we're half fey?
>>37074347>I dislike purchasing stats in a way that doesn't give a +1, though.I admit it normally triggers me pretty hard too, but I figure, one of these days, we are gonna get bitten, and I don't want to lose a CON modifier from that. So a uneven CON score would pay off.
>>37074378Then I'm going to pretend to be surprised.
>>37074425Good point. We're probably going with that, then.>tfw you spend ten minutes trying to come up with something else to add so that it doesn't feel like a meaningless post