>You are Vincent Esperanza. In a previous life you were a silver-tongued manipulator who conned corporate plutocrats out of their vast fortunes. When you were finally caught the American legal system sentenced you to 20 years behind bars. For two long years you lived on a knife's edge until your sentence was purchased by the Global Exterminators Corporation, aka GEC.>After subjecting you to six months training, GEC sent you abroad to work in their understaffed Hong Kong branch HQ. In the libertarian free-for-all that is post-WW3 Hong Kong, you are tasked with exterminating the legions of mutant pests left behind by the untold thousands of chemical and biological munitions that were expended both here and on the mainland. Working for those who you once exploited is a bitter irony but you have no choice but to comply... at least until you can find a way to remove the bomb in your neck.Setting fluff:>http://pastebin.com/gGMy1KsGCharacter Sheet:>http://pastebin.com/2gx5bYkwRules:>http://pastebin.com/iJZVBT94Threads are archived here:>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=exterminator+questTwitter:@QMsimmons
>>41936632Previously on Exterminator Quest:While trying to clear a home of infested cats, you fell down a flight of stairs and sustained significant injury to your right leg. No longer feeling capable enough to complete the job, you opted to burn the property to the ground. You then had your van drive you back to GEC HQ where you begged for medical treatment before passing out.
>>41936667>Health [10/10], -1 from max from lingering injuries>Awareness 12>Nerves [12/12]>STR/STA [12/12]Light. Metal. Dark blurs moving in and out of your peripheral vision.The process of rebooting your brain is a slow one. You fade in and out of consciousness as fragments of memory come to you and then resubmerge. You are Vincent. You are in a GEC laboratory. You hate cats.>Trait gained:>"Fuck cats!"The beeping sound next to you must be a heart monitor. The IV in your arm seems to be hooked up to a bag of saline.Your vision and your mind clearing, you take a look around. Despite the movement you saw earlier, the lab seems to be empty except for you.>call for assistance>get up, see if you can stand>lay down and sleep some more
>>41936716>call for assistanceAnd for once I'm not late.
>>41936716>>call for assistance
>>41936716>"Fuck Cats!" - You are not a cat person
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>41936783>>41936760>call for assistanceWriting.
>>41936810What is that? A bag?
>>41936828"Hello?""Is anyone there?""I'm awake and I need help!"No one responds to your calls, so you give up and assess your surroundings. You're in the main operating area of the labs, which you remember is connected to specimen containment and the other parts of the lab. You are surrounded by operating tables much like the one you are currently laying on, all of which are shiny and clean.You notice a small room off to the side, marked "OR Supplies and Management".>try and stand, check out that room>try and stand, take a look at the door to the specimen lab>sleep tight
>>41936934>try and stand, take a look at the door to the specimen lab
>>41936934>>try and stand, check out that room
>>41936971>>41936951You inspect your leg before trying to stand on it and find that its been wrapped in a tight cast. Moving it experimentally, you find that it doesn't cause you any discomfort and decide that that's good enough to try testing your weight on it.Although inelegant to stand on, you find your leg perfectly serviceable.You make your way over to the door of the specimen lab and examine it. Unlike last time no one has carelessly left a door stop out , so it's locked. There's a fingerprint scanner here but you're not cleared to open it to your knowledge.>try and use your own finger to open the door>check out that other room>go back to sleep
>>41937090>check out that other room
>>41937090>check out that other roomExploration before inevitably failed escape.
>>41937090>>check out that other room
>>41937163>>41937114Apparently management is worth far less security than specimens at GEC. The room is wholly unsecured and you walk in with ease, encountering a sleeping... woman? No, a man. The ponytail was remarkably misleading from behind.He's drooling on his desk, which has a large black bag on it.>get his attention>quietly open that bag>go back to bed
>>41937393>quietly open that bag
>>41937393>get his attention
>>41937393>>get his attention>>quietly open that bagwhy not both?
>>41937478>>41937425>>41937401>handy tieYou're going to open the bag first and then have the option to wake the guy.
>>41937541>>41937401You quietly open the bag and find that it contains another bag - yours!Your battered and worn equipment bag contains everything you bought with you into the infested house.>wrangling stick>screecher box>tranquilizer gun>8 tranquilizer darts>lighter>laser pointer>pepper sprayNow, what do you want to do about your lazy new friend?>gently wake him>stab him with a tranquilizer dart and carry him to the locked specimen lab door>set off the screecher box in his ear>write-in
>>41937570>gently wake him>ready the pepper spray in case he is hostile
>>41937638>>41937629>>41937596You retrieve your pepper spray from the bag and hold it in position to hit this guy right in the eyes if he messes with you when he wakes up.Then you give him a gentle nudge."SNNNNRK- huh?"His eyes widen with surprise as he stairs into the pepper spray."Wha- whats going on? Who are you?">"I'm a GEC exterminator, I'm looking to get out of this lab. Sorry about the pepper spray.">"I'm a GEC exterminator, take me deeper into the lab or I'll spray this stuff under your eyelids.">"I'm not sure. Can you get me out of here?">spray him>write-in
>>41937754>"I'm a GEC exterminator, I'm looking to get out of this lab. Sorry about the pepper spray.">keep the pepper spray ready
>>41937770You tell him you're a GEC exterminator and you just woke up in here."You just woke up... You must be Vincent. They told me there was a chance you'd regain consciousness but I didn't really think you'd wake up in the middle of the night shift. Would you mind lowering the pepper spray a little?"You bring the pepper spray down just a bit, angling it so you can spray up into his sinuses. The gesture relaxes him anyway."If you're looking to get out, I can take you through decon. It's a five minute process and then you're free to go and enjoy your weekend.">Yeah, lets leave>Wait, weekend? What day is it?>Actually, I won't be leaving. I'd like you to take me to the specimen lab and then humanoid containment.>write-in
>>41937876>Wait, weekend? What day is it?>Do you have any idea why I blacked out?
>>41937876>>Wait, weekend? What day is it?>Yeah, lets leave
>>41936716>Trait gained:>"Fuck cats!"Fuck OP and his game.
>>41937898>>41937937"My weekend? What day is it?""It's Friday night and the current time is..." The scientist checks his phone."11:30 PM""Uh, okay. Listen, do you know why I blacked out?""Well, I don't know exactly but I was told that you came in yesterday evening with a partially fractured leg, an actively hemorrhaging reopened wound, and completely doped up on painkillers. Everyone was shocked that you were able to walk in on your own power.""That would explain passing out, I guess. Can we get out of here now?""Sure."About 15 minutes later, you find yourself standing in the GEC parking garage, waiting for your van to drive up. The main offices upstairs are closed for the weekend, so you may as well go straight home...>set your van to automatic and have it carry you home>set your van to manual, go see your friend Lopez at ScythCorp>set your van to manual, find a place to drink>write-in
>>41938110>>set your van to manual, find a place to drink
>>41938110>>set your van to manual, find a place to drinkVacation when?
>>41938180>>41938161>Find a barRoll a d20 for the kind of bar you find, higher is "better">>41938180I'd say 17 and a half years, anon.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>41938268Does Vince have any money stashed away from his criminal days? Because he needs to pay someone off.
>>41938311Welp. Time to get fucking wasted.
>>41938311>20Writing.>>41938311To answer your question, no. He has contacts that he could exploit but they are all in the United States, so you'd have to find a way to travel there without GEC popping your head off.Current funds are:>2901$ USAt least until you verify your first weekly paycheck with the bank (which you can pick up in the morning).
>>41938392You cruise down to the central district of Hong Kong, weaving through traffic in your van. There are plenty of bars but you recall a hot tip you received from a fellow trainee back when you first arrived in Hong Kong about a place for American ex-pats called "The Patriot".It takes a little searching but eventually you find the place. The entrance is a tiny, defiled hole-in-the-wall but, once you flash your e-pass at the door, you're welcomed into a pristine bar. The sound of english language banter is music to your ears.>start a tab>look for a nice female to flirt with>play pool>try and find an interesting conversation to eavesdrop on>write-inWhatever you pick, roll 3d6.
>>41938508>start a tab>look for a nice female to flirt with
>>41938508>>start a tab>EVERYTHING ELSE when sufficiently buzzed
>>41938566>>41938599Ja, but go ahead and roll the dice.
Rolled 1, 5, 3 = 9 (3d6)>>41938628
Rolled 3, 2, 3 = 8 (3d6)>>41938628
>>41938628Just got here, am ready for MOST DANGEROUS EXTERMINATORhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMC57r4PPsw
Rolled 5, 6, 5 = 16 (3d6)>>41938702>>41938724You tried.
>>41938724fuck how does this work
>>41938739holy fuck>>41938747dice in the options field
>>41938650>>41938682Hmm.>>41938702>>41938724Are you okay?!>>41938739Good job.You sit down at the bar and wave down the bartender, a tightly muscled woman with a no nonsense expression on her face. You request to open a tab and order a beer before scoping out the rest of the bar.There doesn't seem to be any especially attractive women around by themselves, though you do spot a clutch of laughing women in a corner booth. You could go and try and flirt with one of them...There is a lively pool game on in the center of the room between two tall men you seem completely preoccupied with what they're doing. Another stands off to the side, watching. You might be able to coerce him into a match with a little something riding on it.Finally, an enormous black man is down at the end of the bar, whispering into a phone that seems entirely too small for his hands.You have a feeling he's chatting about something sensitive.You have a strong urge to follow up on all of these things but you can only pick one to start:>Pool with the loner (pick how much money to gamble, then roll 3d6 three times to beat a currently unknown DC)>try and break a girl off from that group (roll 3d6+2 three times to beat 12)>eavesdrop (roll 3d6+2 (from awareness) three times, boost sneakiness with nerves)
>>41938899>>Pool with the loner (pick how much money to gamble, then roll 3d6 three times to beat a currently unknown DC) 20$
>>41938899>pool with the loner (500$
Rolled 3, 6, 3 + 2 = 14 (3d6 + 2)>>41938899>Pool with the loner (pick how much money to gamble, then roll 3d6 three times to beat a currently unknown DC)$50
Rolled 6, 2, 5 = 13 (3d6)>>41938953
>>41938970>>41938953>>41938937>lets play pool with that guy>>41938979>>41938970I will use these rolls for how well you play (sans modifier on the first one) and I need one more.Betting options:>press 1 for $20>press 2 for $50>press 3 for $500
Rolled 6, 2, 1 = 9 (3d6)>>41939012>2
>>41939038>>41938979>>41938970"Stripes and solids?"He shrugs and follows you to an empty to pool table.You set the balls up before pulling out a $50 from your wallet and plunking it down on the edge of the table."Want to make it interesting?""Sure. $50 is a low price to pay for making the night interesting. And I'll break, if that's alright.""Fine."He breaks well enough to sink two solids before missing his third shot, leaving you in a disadvantaged position.You do the best you can to calibrate a ricochet into a pocket on the far end of the table and... much to your surprise, you succeed.The next shot is a cakewalk. And the next, and the next, and the next. You hand finally slips a bit on the fifth shot and you scratch.Your opponent chortles to himself and places the ball for what appears to be an easy shot. But it seems he's let himself get too overconfident."Scratch to scratch, guess it's just not my night." he says, fishing the cue ball from the gutter and tossing it to you.You quickly sink your remaining three balls and call the far-left pocket for your closing shot. You make it with ease."Damn, I didn't think you were a ringer."Your opponent sighs dejectedly but hands over his $50. A good start to the night.>Funds: $2951Over in the corner, the women have ordered another round of drinks and are laughing more loudly than before.The man on his cellphone is now chatting with the bartender and glancing at another man, who has just now entered the bar.>try and convince your defeated opponent into another game for $100 (roll 3d6+2 three times to convince him to play (beat a 13))>go flirt with the girls (make three rolls of 3d6+2)>observe the man who was talking on his cell while having another drink
Rolled 3, 1, 2 + 2 = 8 (3d6 + 2)>>41939255>>go flirt with the girls
Rolled 4, 3, 2 + 2 = 11 (3d6 + 2)>>41939255>>41939298Abysmal.
>>41939255>>observe the man who was talking on his cell while having another drink
Rolled 1, 4, 2 + 2 = 9 (3d6 + 2)>>41939352
>>41939298>>41939345>>41939352>>41939353Two for each, writing for flirt while keeping an eye on that suspicious fellow.
>>41939443You make your way over to the booth where the women are sitting and attempt to introduce yourself."What's so funny, ladies?"Two of the women turn unfocused eyes on you, while another puts her head down and continues giggling into her folded arms. A fourth simply sits and stirs her drink without paying you any mind."Patricia was just telling us about her ex." says one, pointing a thumb towards the drink stirrer."He had a... teeny... tiny... PENIS!" says the other. The woman with her head down starts laughing even harder. The drink stirring woman turns red."That's very interesting," you say, "Did you know I happen to have a very large penis?"The women all hoot derisively at first, except for Patricia, who glares angrily at you. The others, seeing her expression, immediately start consoling her and ignoring you.Meanwhile, the man who just walked in is now sitting next to the large black man at the bar. They are conversing very intensely about something, though you're too far away to hear what about.Finally, the black man accepts a small parcel of some sort from his companion and tucks it into his pocket. Then he gets up and leaves, while his counterpart remains at the bar.>follow him out into the street>try to casually strike up a converation over drinks with the remaining man>just get back to drinking on your own
>>41939625>>just get back to drinking on your own
>>41939625>try to casually strike up a conversation over drinks with the remaining manTime to be dumb.
>>41939625>>follow him out into the street
>>41939625>>try to casually strike up a converation over drinks with the remaining man
Rolled 5, 4, 5 + 2 = 16 (3d6 + 2)>>41939625>follow him out into the streettime for EXCITEMENT
>>41939644>booze>>41939655>>41939736>follow that man!>>41939684>>41939654>try to casually strike up a conversationLooks like the latter two options are the leaders.Pick:1 for follow2 for try and make friends
>>41939835>>41939802>>41939785Calling it for follow.You make your way back up to the street as best you can with your leg still in an unwieldy cast. You make it just in time to see the man step into a black car and speed off. Luckily, your van is parked nearby and you're able to get in and turn it on before you lose sight of him in the thick of late night Hong Kong traffic...>make three rolls of 3d6 to catch this guy. Beat an 11
Rolled 6, 6, 5 = 17 (3d6)
Rolled 6, 4, 6 = 16 (3d6)>>41939906
Rolled 5, 6, 2 = 13 (3d6)>>41939906
>>41940009>>41940050>>41940075You step on the gas with your cast and take off in hot pursuit. Manual driving is one of the few skills that most criminals share and you are no exception, weaving through lanes of inebriated Hong Kong natives with ease.Keeping a careful distance from your quarry, you track it all the way out into one of the old industrial parts of Hong Kong, only a little ways off from the water. The man gets out of the car and walks into an alleyway alongside an old meatpacking plant...>get out, follow him into the alley>make a note of this place, then head home
>>41940009>>41940050Hot damn we have never rolled this amazingly.
Rolled 3, 4, 4 = 11 (3d6)>>41940201>get out
Rolled 4, 6, 6 = 16 (3d6)>>41940201>make a note of this place, then head home>>41940209I got that 6,6,5 and that twenty early on. I have never rolled this well before, I can only only think I'm wasting our good fortune.
>>41940234>>41940209It's the slightly larger number of unique posters and new twitter followers. They bring you luck.Also, it's getting into the early hours of the morning at this point (in-game)
>>41940201>head homeWe did just get out of the hospital-equivalent...
>>41940201>>make a note of this place, then head home
>>41940365>>41940311>>41940234Discretion is the better part of... whatever it is you do. You make a note of this place in your van's GPS system and tell it to drive you home. There's been enough action tonight.You barely remember getting home and getting into bed before falling asleep.>Day complete!>Traits gained>Mediocre flirt - Your multiple failures with flirtation give you a -1 to flirtation rolls until you learn to do better>Pool Shark - progress [1/3]>Forgetful - Your bank card is still at the bar and you didn't pay your tab>Driver - progress [1/2]When you wake up it's 10 o'clock and you're laying in bed next to your equipment bag, which you apparently dragged in from the van.There is increasingly loud incomprehensible Chinese shouting coming from next door. You're able to understand some fairly vicious threats.>grab something from your equipment bag (wrangling stick, trank gun, pepper spray, etc.) and go next door to try and see whats happening>eat breakfast>head back to the bar to pay your tab and get your card back>write-in
>>41940549>head back to the bar to pay your tab and get your card back
>>41940549>head back to the bar to pay your tab and get your card backAll other concerns are secondary.
>>41940549>pay your tab
>>41940549>dropping tripHey wait.Shouldn't we still have 1 unused taser grid, and nightvision/thermal goggles, in our inventory, from the mantis mission on Tuesday night?Those haven't been mentioned in Vince's inventory in a while...we could've observed this guy through the alley walls through thermal vision.
>>41940549>>grab something from your equipment bagwrangling stickI love an excuse for violence!
>>41940549>All other concerns are secondary.Except for the most important, stat bonus inducing meal of the day!>eat breakfast
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>41940597>>41940571You ignore the increasingly violent sounding shouting coming from next door. Your bank card is missing and that's way more important than any crime in progress.You run downstairs and hop into your va, tracing through last nights history for the coordinates of the bar.When you get there, a different bartender hands you back your card, telling you it happens all the time. Whew.>Funds: $2941Well, you could head back home or you could head to work to pick up your paycheck. Which is it?>paycheck>home, lets eat breakfast, see what was going on next door
>>41940722>>home, lets eat breakfast, see what was going on next door
>>41940662Sorry about the trip dropping, I tend to wander the boards a little sometimes and drop my trip to do so.I think the taser grid got used back in the factory on a muta-rat but you should definitely still have those goggles. I'll include them in your current and future inventory.
>>41940722>home, lets eat breakfast, see what was going on next door
>>41940752No we didn't. That was tranq darts >>41654047 It wasn't even listed at the time. >>41556297
>>41940792Hmm. Consider the active taser grid to be in your inventory as well then.You also still have your vodka, cocaine, and condoms.
>>41940751>>41940780>>41940875Well, now that you've got your money back, your paycheck can wait. You need to go back home and see what's up.>flip a d2 three times for what you find.
Rolled 1, 2, 2 = 5 (3d2)>>41940923
>>41940722>>home, lets eat breakfast, see what was going on next doorIt's WRANGLIN' time!
>>41940923And yes, those are death saves.Not your death saves though. So don't worry too much.
Rolled 2, 1, 2 = 5 (3d2)>>41940923Two-Face please.
Rolled 1, 2, 1 = 4 (3d2)
>>41941018>>41940982>>41940935>tails, tails, headsYou get back to the floor of your apartment to find your neighbors door open and three armed Scyths outside."Excuse me sir, did you know a Dau WuShen? The one who lived in this apartment?">I only met him briefly, whats this about?>Nope (lie, roll 3d6+2 three times to beat 11)
Rolled 4, 3, 2 + 2 = 11 (3d6 + 2)>>41941116>nope
>>41941116>>I only met him briefly, whats this about?
>>41941116>I only met him briefly, whats this about?we should really carry our tranquilliser gun with us no matter what we're doing from now on, case things go south
>>41941198>>41941167>>41941162>barely knew him, whats this about?"Honestly, I spoke to him for the very fist time this week, and that was through his door rather than face-to-face. He was a very secretive man.""Well, there's a reason for that. Apparently he was running an illegal replication plant out of his apartment. And now, big surprise, he's been murdered, probably by one of his customers or some other local replicator. Did you see anyone strange coming out of this apartment?">No, but whats a replication plant?>describe a person you saw on a wanted poster back at ScythHQ>Nope. (try to leave and go into your apartment)
>>41941299>No, but whats a replication plant?Also tell him he used to always make a racket and that we heard shouting this morning
>>41941299>>No, but whats a replication plant?
Rolled 2, 4, 6 + 2 = 14 (3d6 + 2)>>41941299>No, but whats a replication plant?
>>41941350>>41941343"Haven't seen a soul, though he did always make a racket at night. And this morning I heard someone yelling threats.""Threats? What kind of threats?""I don't really know, it was all in really obscure Chinese and I wasn't fluent enough to understand it. All I knew was that it was very angry.""Alright then, you can go, I have-""Wait, what's a replication plant?"The Scyth raises an eyebrow."You must be a hell of an ignorant Cit if you don't know what a replication plant is. It's basically a slow but highly flexible personal factory. People use them to make illegal or otherwise out of reach stuff, like untraceable guns or drugs which they then sell. Takes a lot of expertise to build one, since kits have been banned since the 20s""Right, well I'm going to try and go compose myself following the death of my neighbor.""Have fun, Cit."You walk into your apartment and close the door behind you before exhaling heavily. You had no idea there was a murder about to be perpetrated next door when you let this morning..>try and eat>turn on the TV to distract yourself>change your clothes
>>41941504>>change your clothes>try and eat
Rolled 5, 3, 6 + 2 = 16 (3d6 + 2)>>41941504>try and eat
>>41941504>change your clotheswe should try to acquire one of those replication plant things
>>41941504>>change your clothes>try and eatDammit, angry neighbor...we could've made illegal profits together.
>>41941504rip in piecesi wanted to go enjoy some violence, but nooo.
>>41941546>>41941621You pour yourself out a bowl of wheaties and fill it with some near-expiration milk to try and wash the pain away. It doesn't really work but you do feel better.>STR/STA [13/13]>Nerves [10/12]>Health [11/11]Next you take a shower. You really needed a shower.Once clean, you can go change your clothes. Most of your stuff is pretty old and unstylish. What should you choose?>business suit with a terrible tie>t-shirt and shorts, look like a tourist>jeans and a wife-beater, look like a somewhat intimidating bum>jeans and a t-shirt, look like a casual dude>forget this, I'm going clothes shopping.
>>41941803>>jeans and a t-shirt, look like a casual dude
>>41941803>>jeans and a t-shirt, look like a casual dude>forget this, I'm going clothes shopping.We need a better tie.
>>41941803>>forget this, I'm going clothes shopping.
>near-expiration milk>always eating shit food>shit clothes>always getting injured by mutant monstersWhy is Vincent's life so terrible?
>>41941846>>41941871>>41941948You put on a pair of jeans and an Old Navy t-shirt with an American flag on the front on. You feel patriotic but also unfashionable.You make a note to buy new clothes as soon as possible. Now, how soon is ASAP?>right after I go get my check from work>right after I go check out that mysterious building from last night>right after I go buy some groceries>right after I get a gym membership>right after I "write-in">right after I (insert some combination of the above)>right goddamn now, I can't live like this
>>41942040>>right goddamn now, I can't live like thiswe were CLASSY before prison.
Rolled 2, 4, 5 + 2 = 13 (3d6 + 2)>>41942040>right after I go check out that mysterious building from last nightEnsure we have our tranq gun equipped
>>41942040>right after I go get my check from work>right after I go buy some groceries>right after I get a gym membership
>>41942040>right after I go check out that mysterious building from last night
>>41942094>>41942052>fabulous clothing shopping>>41942169>do just about everything>>41942174>>41942099>mysterious buildingWinnowing it down to clothing shopping or following up last nights lead.1 for clothes2 for investigation
>>41942040>>right goddamn now, I can't live like this
>>41942245>>41942233Calling it for clothes shopping.You leave your apartment, making what you hope is a friendly wave at the Scyths standing outside. One of them, joking you hope, puts his hand on his gun in response but they let you go unmolested.In your car, you set your coordinates for the best, highest quality clothing store you can think of.Bloomingdale's Hong Kong.>End ThreadNext time: Lots of shopping options, more chances to pass up violence, more pictures! Your weekend continues!For now, I'm going to archive and stick around for questions.As always, once I leave you can reach me on Twitter @QMsimmons.
>>41942432Archived here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=exterminator+questDon't forget to vote up if you thought this was a worthy thread.I plan to run again either tomorrow or wednesday at 5pm EST. Possibly both.Before I go, a question:What would you like to see more of from this Quest? What do you want less of?
>>41942432How are so many people still ignorant of the loadsa mutant critters infesting the world with most mammals extinct.How is Vince so oblivious to the world of crime he hasn't heard of a 3D printer.
>>41942653Vince is not the smartest man.It has only been a few years since the war. People are very much aware of the chemical weapons and biological agents floating around as well as some mutant animals (like muta-rats, sprouters, and sewer lizards) but many many more go unnoticed and are only observed by people like you since you deal with them on a daily basis.
>>41942584What are the benefits of promotion at GEC, aside from money? Does moving up/doing a fantastic job have the potential of getting that bomb removed faster?
>>41943061The money is one, being able to boost more than once is another.Other than that, not much. Your sentence is legally binding and cannot be reduced unless GEC exercises some pull on the US government.