Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=homeless+mutant+questPastebins:http://pastebin.com/UuVeJFighttp://pastebin.com/98mpGLrhhttp://pastebin.com/PmF43Sr1http://pastebin.com/JYrcDPPk>(1/???)You are Laura Kinney, mutant vagrant.Your mission is simple – you are to infiltrate the dwelling of a local gangster known as Zhang Lei and extricate an artifact of great archaeological importance. Your secondary is to uncover any link that may exist between the New York Triads under Mr. Negative’s control and the superhuman calling himself Typhon. Typhon. Grecian, divine, malignant. An archetypal dragon. Father of monsters. Ultimately slain by Zeus. John sets you down in the shadow of a Manhattan tower block, invisible wings heaving one last time to cushion the landing. There is a sound like teeth cracking against gristle as the huge appendages fold inwards, disappearing under the flesh of his back. “This is it.” He says, glancing up. “I think.” Zhang Lei procures for Mr. Negative only the most esoteric and strange of antiques, whether from ancient Rome or the days of the Old West. He owns multiple safehouses, but his most prized artifacts are thought to be kept here, in a penthouse that occupies the top two floors of the towering building beside you. While known to NYPD, Zhang has never been officially implicated in any kind of criminal activity, making the building legally untouchable to law enforcement. The detective agency for which John works, however, has no such legal troubles.
>(2/2)John is tense. You can see the sinews working under his skin, stretched taut along his muscles. This is good. He sets down Layla, who appears to be feeling somewhat ill after her first flight.Layla Miller makes you uncomfortable – you edge slightly away from the two of them while he makes sure she’s alright. Within six minutes, Nico Minoru arrives, apologizing for her slight tardiness. You greet her quietly, and she tells you she likes your choker. You feel your cheeks redden very slightly. Nico is one of John’s coworkers. She is quiet, like you, and does not pressure you to converse. You find this relaxing. There are a number of people you no longer feel excessively anxious in conversation with, but you still find the act exhausting at the best of times. People do not come naturally to you.“Right then.” Says John, casting his eyes up the height of the building. You know this present look – he is going to defer to your judgement. You have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, it is the correct action, and his confidence in you is pleasant – like a warm, soft glow at the base of your stomach. On the other, it draws attention to you. “Anyone have any ideas about how we should do this? Laura?” You feel Layla’s eyes on you, and it’s like something burning against your skin.>Present Time: 22:33 PM>Current Funds: Low>Hunger Level: Tolerable>Snikt Charge: 5/5>[ ] Use John’s flight capabilities to enter the building quietly.>[ ] Cut the building’s power and enter rapidly. >[ ] Have Layla create a multi-Layla diversion at the ground floor.>[ ] Enter the building (stealthily) while John watches the top floor for movement.>[ ] Write in.
>>44307840>>[ ] Cut the building’s power and enter rapidly.
This session will be sporadic, unfortunately.Tonight is the last chance I have to pack Christmas stuff before embarking on the filthy long drive to the dreary mountainous realm where I'll be spending the rest of the season.
>>44307872When do you think you'll be back and/or can run again?
>>44307840>[X] Enter the building (stealthily) while John watches the top floor for movement.
>>44307840>>[ ] Enter the building (stealthily) while John watches the top floor for movement.
>>44307840>>[ ] Use John’s flight capabilities to enter the building quietly.
>>44307840>[ ] Enter the building (stealthily) while John watches the top floor for movement.
>>44307840>[X] Enter the building (stealthily) while John watches the top floor for movement.Also,>Snikt Charge: 5/5There's a snikt charge?
>>44307893After Boxing Day.
>>44307840>[ ] Use John’s flight capabilities to enter the building quietly.
>[X] Enter the building (stealthily) while John watches the top floor for movement.Writing.>>44307945>There's a snikt charge?Of course. You use it to snikt bubs bub.
>>44307953Good enough for me.Was worried you meant until January or after Winter.
>>44307989Does draining the snikt boop her back into a bland edgy killing machine?
>>44307989Thank you for delivering this thread despite the hectic season that we are concurrently experiencing. In return I would like to present to you and everyone else here little something I've made (made it and scrapped it like 3 times before settling for this one).
>>44307840>[x] Use John’s flight capabilities to enter the building quietly.The security system should be running on it's own power supply, and if they get a call out to some security agency, that trouble.
>>44308082Oh that's fucking perfect.
>(1/2)You feel the universe packing itself away around you. Colour, and warmth, emotion – these things dwindle into the background radiation of your mind as the mission stretches out to swallow you. You used to appreciate this clarity of purpose. It distracted you from things – it still does. But the world is not as empty as it once was, and now it feels like parts of you are being torn away and crushed, ground down and blunted to make room for a vicious creature that you are beginning to recognize less and less. Glancing up, you scan the nearby skyline.You point at one of the nearby tower blocks. “That building is nearly equal in height to this one.” You state, your voice calm, quiet, regulated. “It would make an excellent vantage point. John, you should take position there.” He nods readily. “Okay.” You flinch a little at the expectation in his eyes. Suddenly you are afraid of being wrong.You push it back, clip it down. “The rest of us will enter the building.”
>(2/2)You withdraw the rappelling device from one of the harnesses worked into the thigh of your suit, aiming it for one of the darkened windows several floors up. There is a dull, pneumatic hiss and the device bucks in your grip, sending its adhesive tip shooting up through the air. It hits the window it optimum force – enough to adhere, not enough to break anything. The Moon Knight’s tools are top-notch, better even than those you are used to working with for the Facility. He must have access to not only vast wealth, but numerous military connections.You offer your spare hand to Nico, and find yourself freezing up for a moment as Layla wraps her arms around your waist, generating a duplicate to leave on the pavement beside you. “Can you take all that weight?” John. He looks skeptical. You nod. >When you get in, >[ ] Send multiple Laylas out to assess the building.>[ ] Move quickly toward the top floor.>[ ] Take some time to find the security office and disable it.>[ ] Write in.
>>44308082This is legit beautiful.
>>44308557>>[ ] Take some time to find the security office and disable it.
>>44308557>[X] Send multiple Laylas out to assess the building.
>>44308557>[ ] Take some time to find the security office and disable it.
>>44308581I really think he should get something special for it.'Cause goddamn, that one's great.
>>44308557>[X] Take some time to find the security office and disable it.We don't want multiple Layla's showing up on their CCTV.
>>44308557>>[ ] Take some time to find the security office and disable it.Maximum sneak.
>>44308557>[x] Take some time to find the security office and disable it.This is Alpha Team. We've breached the perimeter.
>>44308628Nah. I don't need anything.You on the other hand get a X-Mas JJ with a fake beard.
>>44308684That reminds me, when was the last time we shaved?
>[X] Take some time to find the security office and disable it.Alpha beta charlie go go go. Writing.>>44308628It's pretty damn great. I may have to prepare some kind of writefaggotry while away.
>>44308734Irrelivant, healing principle of self image means that it stops at the owners desired length with regards to nails and hair.Otherwise you would just have constant nail growth. Its a comic get around.
>>44308783>cosmic work around for a thing that can be solved by just cutting your nails
>>44308684>You on the other hand get a X-Mas JJ with a fake beard.I'm special!
The rappel pulls you swiftly through the air. You feel Layla breathe in sharply against your waist. Your stomach turns a little. Securing your feet against the window pane, you tell Nico to hold on to your shoulders while you with draw a single razor-sharp claw and cut a serviceable entryway into its surface. You enter quietly – less quietly than you could have done, were you not assisting two untrained civilians, but quietly enough. The room inside is a broad living space – large enough to elicit a long, aggravatingly nasal whistle from Layla. There are signs of life, but nothing to indicate that anyone is presently at home. Without fear of immediate discovery, you progress quickly to the door, slicing it open and making your way toward the nearest stairwell. Nico breathes loudly behind you. Her heartrate is up beyond normal. She is frightened, or exhilarated, or both. “Um, Laura?” You glance back at her over your shoulder. “…Shouldn’t we be, I dunno, moving… sneakily?” You shake your head slowly. “No amount of carefulness will prevent us from showing up on camera.” You state. “Instead of attempting to go unnoticed, we should proceed quickly to this building’s security office. It should be at least four minutes until we are spotted, and, if standard security guidelines are being observed, the room we are looking for should be located within one floor of the building’s exact middle.” “O-oh. Okay.” Standard security guidelines, you find, are indeed being followed. You locate the security room on the forty-fourth floor.You ready yourself at the door, motioning for Nico and Layla to hang back further down the corridor. >Snikt Check>DC13>+5 sniktbubette modifier
Rolled 12 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>44309020
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>44309020
Rolled 11 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>44309020Rolling
>>44307872>filthy long drive to the dreary mountainous realm where I'll be spending the rest of the season.Mordor?
Rolled 13 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>44309020
Rolled 12 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>44309020night time is the right time
Messed up the archive description.Should have written Scar Team Six instead.
>>44309045>17>tango tango johnny delta>>44309055Close enough.
I hope Laura doesn't go full snikt on the security unless necessary. Might be too much for Layla to see people get murdered on her first excursion.Laura has one of those Moon Knight stun batons that came with the suits?
Why is Laura so wigged out by Layla?
>>44309140Because she's not JJ.
>>44309140Possibly the fact that Laura is a clone, so seeing someone effortlessly and without any hesitation clone themselves might weird her out.Plus, since there is no "original" Layla, the one she met back before the Orphanage shit happened could technically be long dead.
>>44309140Probably doesn't think she should be on the mission, but won't say anything to JJ about it. Girl should really express herself more.
>>44309140Because JJ is so nice to her.
>>44309175That makes the most sense to me. Maybe Laura is freaked out by all the existential questions Layla's mere existence raises.
>>44309140Honestly? Laura has good instincts, something probably is actually off about Layla.
>>44309140Because of her morbid obsession with Death. That girl ain't right.
Once we have security secured, we could consider checking if they have any headphones stored there and pass them around. That way we can have Layla/laylas stay in security and watch the cameras for us and warn about obstacles before hand.If there are previous recordings and a free pc terminal, she could also go thought those to see if there are any sign of Sinister Six or Typhon on them.
>>44309297When your power is at least somewhat related to the Stark Trek teleportation theory, you'd be curious about death, too.
>>44309359That would be super cool if we stumble on some, but I'd just worry about a clean operation with our two rookies here.
>>44309359These are solid ideas
>>44309359Or download them and see them later on the moonphone. The security guard probably has a smartphone with him, take out the mini sd card and download the archives, if present.That is, if they have the footage right there and isn't encoded in some weird in-house format for security reasons.Also pick up one muh raifus, the Franchi SPAS 12 Automatic Shotgun.
>>44309458Spas a shit, better off with a Mossberg 590
>(1/2)Sliding a claw through the lock, you kick the door down, bolting into the room. Your senses explode through your skull, soaking the contents of the office into your skull. Two men, middle-aged, healthy physical condition. One of them – the one leaning against the security desk with his elbow – has not eaten his lunch yet. Judging by his scent, and the smell of the lunchbag propped against the side of the desk, he is on some manner of low-carbohydrates diet. His meal was prepared for him by a female, also middle-aged, most likely Caucasian. Both men are wearing discreet tactical vests – good against anything 9mm and below, less effective as ordinance increases in size and penetrative power. The man with the full belly is faster. His hand flies down to his belt, for the glock kept loaded and safetied there. You aim the rappelling device and let it fly – there is a sickening crunch as the adhesive head impacts with the man’s nose, splintering cartilage and cracking bone, knocking him from his chair and into unconsciousness before he has the chance to even cry out in pain. The second employee reaches for the alarm on the desk before him, and, immediately, you retrieve the silenced pistol you procured in you last encounter with the Bratva, leveling it at his throat. Your finger squeezes down on the trigger, and –
>(2/2)You freeze. Just for an instant. The smell of the man’s uneaten lunch expands sickeningly in the base of your skull, until that tiny instant seems almost endless, and there is nothing but the curdling smell of dead and living meats, of a woman’s perfume, of lettuce, of… of… You edge the weapon to one side and fire. The bullet streaks across the room, slicing through the mug of still-boiling coffee nestled precariously on one side of the man’s desk. It explodes, showering him with scaling liquid, and he recoils out of pure reflex, the alarm momentarily forgotten in the shock of sudden pain. Without second thought, you dart across the room, planting your foot in the center of his chest, knocking the wind out of him and sending him crashing to the ground. Before he can right himself – before he can even really get a grasp what’s happening – you bring the barrel of your weapon to his forehead. “You will be quiet.”>[ ] Ask him if he works with or for the Triads.>[ ] Ask if there is any other private security presence. >[ ] Just knock him out and delete all footage. >[ ] Have a Layla stay on the cameras.>[ ] Write in.
>>44309579>>[ ] Just knock him out and delete all footage.>[ ] Have a Layla stay on the cameras.No time for interrogation.
>>44309579>[X] Ask if there is any other private security presence.>[X] Delete all footage. >[X] Have a Layla stay on the cameras.
>>44309579>[X] Just knock him out and delete all footage. >[X] Have a Layla stay on the cameras.
>>44309579>[ ] Just knock him out and delete all footage.Looks like a good job for Layla. She takes the man, ties him and runs him back to JJ, where we get to play 20 questions later.
>>44309579>[ ] Knock him out and delete footage.>[ ] Have a Layla stay on the cameras.Holy shit Laura is cool.Also, if PlaylistAnon is here, please add this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbZR9JhGJ0Q
>[X] Ask if there is any other private security presence.>[X] Delete all footage. >[X] Have a Layla stay on the cameras.
>>44309579>>[ ] Ask him if he works with or for the Triads.>>[ ] Ask if there is any other private security presence.>>[ ] Have a Layla stay on the cameras.
>>44309384That's not actually why Layla asked Laura what it felt like to have her brain temporarily destroyed (i.e. what it feels like to 'die'). That was before she had her powers.
>>44309665That song is fire
>>44309710True.Is Layla just curious about that stuff? Or was it because of the "ghost" from the orphanage?
>>44309579I'm so proud of her for not offing that guard
>>44309539>[x] Just knock him out and delete all footage. If there's a router, smash that too. I'd rather download them and later erase the originals, but I'll take what I can get.
Check guards for keycards and other security clearance protocol devices.
>[X] Loadsa stuffWriting>>44309747She wanted to know if it hurt when her parents and most of her friends burned to death in the Scar disaster.
>>44309896We should hug layla more often.
>>44309984Cuddle the shit out of her.
>>44309896I hope you get your problems with Akun sorted out.would love some more SWE when your schedule frees up.
>>44309458what would it say about a person if they looked at that pic and the first thing that crossed their mind was "double penetration?"
JJ is rubbing off on Laura. If that's true she's going to get shot and electrocuted a lot more often.
>>44309984We're already her hobo family, no need to smother her.
>(1/2)You make quick work of all footage involving your activities, giving Layla a brief tutorial in camera management while Nico watches the terrified and badly scalded man crouched down beside his desk. It will be advantageous to have one of the girl’s duplicates manning the room. As you explain the desk’s functions to her, she looks at you almost unblinkingly, and with uncharacteristic silence, as though transfixed.For a moment you see her painted with old, black blood, a pair of festering wounds running along the length of her throat, from the base of her chin to her collar.You blink hard, and it’s gone. But you still remember the way her eyes looked, all glassy and hollow and staring opaquely into nothingness. You remember the sound of the flies that gathered over her. When you’re sure Layla has taken everything in, you turn back to the cowering security guard, kneeling down to his level. His eyes are familiar in a different way – not glassy, or vague, but precise and full of terrified denotation. Full of sights not to be seen, of years vanishing, of things being missed. You know this well.When you ask him about the building’s Triad connections, he’s cooperative – desperately so.
Vagrant is still a terrible nameMerry Christmas
>(2/2)He doesn’t work for Mr. Negative, apparently, but the local branch of the company that hires out security staff to this building is for the most part in the superhuman’s pocket. Aside from him, his company has no other personnel working the building, the Zhang actually has a number of his own men actually living on the level below his two-floor complex in apartments of their own, ready to respond at a moment’s notice to intrusions of any kind.“JJ is on the other roof.” Says Layla, suddenly. She has some kind of shared awareness with her duplicates, it seems – though nothing as precise as directly transmitted senses. “He says there’s someone on the top balcony. Just one guy.”Zhang? Or someone else?You turn back to the security guard.“Is there anything else you know that would be helpful to us?” >Intimidate Check>DC15>+6 modifier
>>44310393Still won two votes.Merry Christmas to you, too
>>44310393>this shit again
Rolled 5 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>44310413I'll snikt your bub
Rolled 2 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>44310413
Rolled 16 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>44310413Rolling
>>44310439It's super effective.
>>44310413>>You turn back to the security guard.>murderboner for Layla hard enough to distract her to this degreeokay, now I'm scared.
>>44310414yes anons have bad taste.and happy new year to you all as well
>>44310549Anons like you.Happy New Year, to you too.
>>44310541I think Laura might be recalling past events. Or she can now see the future. Is she the seer?
>>44310413>For a moment you see her painted with old, black blood, a pair of festering wounds running along the length of her throat, from the base of her chin to her collar.Did I miss something where is this coming from
>>44310586>>44310596I'm thinking it's either memories of Laura killing her clones, or killing her mother.
>>44310541Layla reminds Laura of herself before the facility beat all the innocence out of her.
>>44310596>>44310586JJ's been seeing shit for a while. Wouldn't be surprised if Laura has been too.And hiding it from JJ because she doesn't want him to think she's defective.
>>44310586overprotective?>>44310571Vagrant will join dragonbreath in mistake hellHave a tip top Tet
>a pair of festering wounds running along the length of her throatLaura's claws are shaped like that. I wouldn't feel the need to point this out, but somehow you morons are dense enough to not get it.
>>44310381>>44310541>>44310596http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Megan_Kinney_(Earth-616)Layla looks a lot like Laura's Cousin who she killed do to trigger scent.
>>44310697Keep hopingHave a Kwaazy Kwanza.And a solemn & dignified Ramadan.
>>44310728Ramadan is six months away, you silly infidel.
>>44310727Nice one.Forgot about her.>>44310781It's part of a Krusty the Klown quote.
“H-his apartment, its three floors.” The man pauses, licking his lips nervously before explaining: “It’s not on the schematics, but there’s another floor below his. That’s why there’s an extra set of stairs leading up there.” Interesting. That must be where Zhang keeps many of his acquisitions. For a moment, you ponder on the kind of wealth necessary to keep such a secret from not only the building’s staff, but from the various law enforcement agencies no doubt interested in Mr. Negative and his extensive collections. No matter. Mr. Negative, no matter how much influence and power he possesses, is not invulnerable. No-one is. You recall that he was considered a potential buyer by the Facility, and their extensive vetting generally precluded individuals the organization could not effectively dispose of if necessary. It was for this reason that Victor Von Doom had been removed from the client list, along with several other superpowered individuals. You try to think of what to say. Eventually, slowly, you begin to find things resembling words, and they start to form on your tongue. They feel strange, unfamiliar, but not uncomfortable. “Thank you.” You say, a little hesitantly. “Your companion will require surgery, but will survive his injuries. You will not be harmed any further.”He visibly relaxes – only little, but enough. You choose that moment to whack the side of your gun across his head, knocking him out.You pull yourself to your feet as Layla produces another double. The smell of grease and three-days-baking rot washes over you for a moment, before vanishing once again. >[ ] You should clear the floor below Zhang’s complex before anything else.>[ ] You should progress carefully in Zhang’s complex. >[ ] You should look for a route directly into Zhang’s hidden floor.>[ ] Write in.
>>44310852>[ ] You should progress carefully in Zhang’s complex.
>>44310852>>[ ] You should progress carefully in Zhang’s complex.i was desperate for my mutant goodness that i have been watching the old shows
>>44310852>It was for this reason that Victor Von Doom had been removed from the client list
>>44310852>>[ ] You should progress carefully in Zhang’s complex.
>>44310904Have you been watching Evolution?The whole series, last time I checked at least, is up on YouTube for free.
>>44310852>You should progress carefully in Zhang's complex
>>44310852>>[ ] You should progress carefully in Zhang’s complex.>>44310904I've been there. Evo Laura is discomfiting.
The Queen knows, Crusty.
>>44310912I would not want to have Victor Von Doom on any list other than 'people I send christmas cards' list. He would get the best card for the sake of my own well being.
>>44310852>] You should clear the floor below Zhang’s complex before anything else.Are Laura's claws long enough to cut through the floor if she needs to go down a level? Pic for example.
>>44310967finished that im now watching wolverine and the X-men
>>44310992>no AdBlock>no 4ChanX>is that... is that a Mac?fucking kill yourself.
>>44311048How is that series?
>>44311064not himWolverine is a mary sue to unbearable levelssome nice Nightcrawler stuff though
>>44311064more action less teenage angstbetter about being part of the marvel-vers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAkL2-vh2SkOnly X-Men show worth watching.I dare you to listen to that theme and not get goosebumps. I double dare you, motherfucker.
>[X] You should progress carefully into Zhang’s complex.Writing.
>>44311056>Blocking ads on 4chan>Spelling 4chan as 4ChanOff yourself.
>>44311056>not supporting 4chan by turning off your addblockYou must hate freedom
>>44311056>is that a MacJesus, no. I'm a programmer, Macs are the vilest machines to have ever been shat out onto the open market.It's a tablet with shitty tablet OS and shitty browsers (of which I'm using the least shitty available). Can't use adblock or 4chanX.
>>44311162>>44311173>giving moot moneybaka desu senpai
>>44311144This might just be childhood nostalgia talking but the X-Men series that came out after this... maybe it WAS evolution, it probably was, I enjoyed it. It probably isn't as great as I remember it to be, but cartoons are meant to be fondly remembered regardless.
>>44311144I tried rewatching that a year or so back.Theme was ace. Everything else was like watching cringe comedy that wasn't meant to be cringey or comedic.I should have left it alone and just enjoyed the vague fondness for something I liked as a child but had forgotten all detail of.
>>44311194>moot>Not Japanese moot
>20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television will team up with Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg to work on two TV series for FX. One titled Legion will focus on Professor X's son David Haller with Noah Hawley as the executive producer and writer of the series along with Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and John Cameron & the other titled Hellfire that will be set in the late 1960's and follows Hellfire Club with Evan Katz, Manny Coto, Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne as co-producers.
I put that crown song in the playlist
>>44311340Wow you sure burnt my ass anon i'll be quit from now on
“We should move.” Leaving Layla’s duplicate, you head quickly up the building, slowing your pace when you notice the stairway extending to double its usual length. You must be walking through Zhang’s collection right now. At the top of the stairs, there is no corridor, only a single, unnumbered door. You recognize the telltale signs of an electronic locking system, and for a moment, you wish you had John with you. His mold electrokinetic abilities would probably make short work of such a system – possibly even circumvent the alarm no doubt incorporated into the threshold. Generally, at this point, there are two options.The first requires finesse and patience, and no small amount of luck. You can cut a serviceable, if somewhat small, entrance into the door, bypassing the lock and most conventional alarm systems. Zhang’s apartment encompasses the entire two floors above, so, even if he is present, there is no guarantee that he is close enough to detect the intrusion. On the other hand, there is no guarantee that he’s not, and certain extraordinarily expensive alarm systems can detect such breaches. The second option is less subtle. You can cut the luck, storm the complex, and deal with whoever is inside. >[ ] Subtlety. >[ ] Speed.>[ ] Write in.
>>44311338i would have watched those shows
>>44311383>>[ ] Subtlety.
>>44311383>[ ] Subtlety.
>>44311383>[ ] Subtlety.>[ ] Write in.Also carefully.
>>44311044Wolverine's claws vary from artist to artist. So they're anywhere from 9 to a whopping 17 inches.Laura is a few inches shorter than Logan so I'd put them at 8 or 9 inches. After googling "how thick is a floor" It says between 7-8 inches for concrete residential buildings.So I'll go with yes. Laura could just cut through the floor.
>>44311383>[ ] Subtlety.we don't know who is in there
>>44311383>>>[ ] Write in.call in JJ. Zhang definitely one hundred percent has an alarm system designed against that.
>>44311460This, there is no way that Zhang or Negative would not have such countermeasures in place. Not when they've been so careful in all other respects.
>>44311460>>44311500>implying anon actually read the post before picking
>[X] Subtlety.Time to test your luck.Roll a D5.On a 3, Zhang is a cheapskate and his security is good but not supergood.On a 1, 2, 4, or 5, he's a very paranoid man with a very good security system.
Rolled 3 (1d5)>>44311545kay
Rolled 5 (1d5)>>44311545
>>44311545FUCK IT, GO
Rolled 2 (1d5)>>44311545Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit
>>44311383We can do this; /tg/ is well practiced in acting subtly.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVAhW4ToLFIWho am I kidding.>>[ ] Speed.Blitz em.
Rolled 2 (1d5)>>44311545YOLOOOOOO
>>44311559FUCK YEAHJJ bless cheap ass asians.
>>44311545>>44311559Huh. Well what do you know.
>>44311559you glorious son of a bitch
>>44311559You have chosen... WISELY.Now actually do the stealth.>Stealth Check>DC16>+4 modifier
>>44311460Liking this idea. Only thing is, can JJ actually get to this position to help at this moment?
Rolled 10 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44311612YOLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIf I nat 1 we have to say it
Rolled 7 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44311612ridin' that hot streak
Rolled 8 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44311612
Rolled 11 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44311612And now it goes to hell...
Rolled 16 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44311528even granted the paranoia of the triads (subtle) was worth the risk with the layla in security watching for activity and layla riding JJ for overwatch.
>>44311559NVM, awesome roll is awesome! Thank god for cheapskate security!
Rolled 10 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44311612Time for Stealth.
Rolled 1 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44311612
>>44311630>>44311632>>44311641can we spend a charge of snikt to make this not happen?
No security, but we goof the stealth. Unfortunate.Still, we might still be able to avoid detection with a basic fail if we are careful. Chances are someone is coming to investigate or we run in to someone we can try to silence.
>>44311630>>44311632>>44311641Damn it Layla.
>>44311715Plus they're cheap, so Laura can take them down easy if necessary.
>>44311630>>44311632>>44311641>those rollsJesus Christ u havin a giggle mates? Writing.>>44311144Full respeck.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rSw4Xl5qfsShock!
Does Tier 3 have something to do with the Black Vortex?
>>44311989I fucking hope not
>Laura competence followed by JJ-esque crackbitchIt's official. We ruined her.
>>44311795Welp. This was enough 90's to overload my system to suddenly turn my OS into Win 95.
I wonder, is young heir and secret mutant Robert De Costa a member of an X-Men cell right now, the Brotherhood, the Hellfire Club, possessed as Reign Fire, or simply rich sequestered and not giving a fuck right now?I doubt he'd have already bought AIM.
I hate All New X-men.
>>44311989don't make me rape you, anon.
>>44312159all of the girls I hang out with are shorter than me. I do the head-pat thing as a social gesture, I understand why all of them except the one getting the head-pats think it's cute now...that right there was kind of adorable...
SNIKT. Your claws slip easily through the solid metal of the door. Careful to avoid any potential mechanisms, you keep well away from the edges. The result is a vaguely circular shape starting at the base of the door and stretching upward, large enough for you and your companions to duck under. No alarms. Yet.Carefully, you begin to push the section you’ve carved free loose. There’s a chance it’ll topple when it slides free of the rest of the door, so you’ll have to be quick and catch it before it hits the ground. Luckily, the shape you’ve cut is balanced well enough to stand on its own, and you pass through your impromptu doorway without a sound. The room inside is a sparsely-decorated entryway into the apartment proper, the walls and floor cast in an impeccable shade of white. There is a lowered piece of flooring just before the door where the floor is a light shade of beige – presumably for people to leave their shoes on.You notice several pairs, all the same size and make. In the corridor beyond you can see a set of stairs, and beyond that, a sheer glass wall allowing an unrestricted view of the balcony, or at least part of it. You – You seize up momentarily, as a loud, metallic bang shakes the floor beneath you. Nico swears under her breath. You look back over your shoulder, and see Layla staring down at the cut-out piece of door lying at her feet, her mouth covered by her hands below a pair of wide, horrified eyes. “…S-sorry!” >[ ] Abandon stealth. Shock and awwwwwwe.>[ ] Cut your way into the secret floor below! Maximum style. >[ ] Split! Hide somewhere in the apartment. >[ ] Write in.
>>44312251>[ ] Abandon stealth. Shock and awwwwwwe.
>>44312251>>[ ] Abandon stealth. Shock and awwwwwwe.snkit the bubs
>>44312251>[X] Cut your way into the secret floor below! Maximum style.
>>44312251>Stab Layla through the eyes.
>>44312251>>[ ] Abandon stealth. Shock and awwwwwwe.SUPRISE BUTTSEX!
>>44312251>>[ ] Abandon stealth. Shock and awwwwwwe.fuck it
>>44311989The what?>>44312123You've met him already. Noriko rode that milk chocolate prettyboy beyond the point of uncomfortable soreness.
>>44312251>[X] Abandon stealth. Shock and awwwwwwe.
>>44312202Oh yeah. We know Roberto.
>>44312251>[ ] Cut your way into the secret floor below! Maximum style.
>>44312251>[ ] Split! Hide somewhere in the apartment."LAYLA , YOU DAMN WELL BETTER BE PAYING ATTENTION TO THE SECURITY MONITORS"
>>44312333some shitty Bendis crossover event from last yearits garbo
>>44312251>>[ ] Cut your way into the secret floor below! Maximum style.Damn it, Layla.
>>44312251>>[ ] Cut your way into the secret floor below! Maximum style.
>>44312231>[x] Abandon stealth. Shock and awwwwwwe.Aww shit. It's do or die time.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXSgnsnu8ro
>>44312333>The what?It's some new thing.>Noriko rode that milk chocolate prettyboy beyond the point of uncomfortable soreness.Nice.
>>44312333>The what?It's something that boosts powers to cosmic scale. Something something absolute power corrupts absolutely.>http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Black_VortexIf you want to see what the X-men look like with cosmic power:>https://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/5200402.html
>>44312251>>[ ] Cut your way into the secret floor below! Maximum style.Shit! The loud sound means there's not much point in hiding, since anyone who heard it will just rush here and investigate, thus cutting us off from the objective even if personal stealth is retained. Not sure what Shock and Awe means, but dat secret floor should be right below this one!
>>44312333Well then, I hope Noriko realizes what she's managed to bag if he's ever able to get back in his familia's good graces.
>>44312419That shit looks retarded.
>[X] Abandon stealth.Writing.>>44312391Extremely classy choice anon.>>44312378>>44312419>modern BendisNope, nope, that will never have anything to do with anything. I can't find a reaction image disgusted enough.
>>44312522Will JJ ever see what his true potential might be?
>even now, with less focus and terrible creative teams X-men STILL outsells Inhumanswhen will Marvel learn?
SNIKT! Again!“Stay behind me.” You feel that familiar clarity of purpose grip your limbs, spurring you on into a dash, your world streaking by, closing, cutting itself down to a point. The beating of your soles against the floor, the quickening of your heart, the feeling of air whistling along the edge of your claws – it settles you in a way you know no other manner of replicating, no other equal to. And for some reason, this time, that makes you a little sick. How well you wear your Facility clothes.You make for the balcony at breakneck speed, any pretense at stealth quickly sloughing away from you as you dash across the tiled flooring. Layla said the apartment’s only occupant was on the balcony. His silhouette comes into view as you clear the corridor, a large, sparsely-decorated living space opening up around you, populated by assortments of neatly-arranged, minimalistic furniture. Zhang – you assume it’s Zhang – looks back at you from the edge of his balcony, his eyes widening, shaggy, dark hair billowing gently in the cool breeze. He has a gaunt, pale-faced look to him, like he’s slightly ill, or just very unconcerned with his sleeping patterns. A glass of dark red wine is slipping, instant by instant, from his grasp.He smells… he smells of gourmet food and expensive hobbies. And cyanide.>[ ] Claws. Tear him up.>[ ] He may have information you need, try to disable him up close.>[ ] Try to disable him with your firearm.>[ ] Write in.
>>44312962>[X] He may have information you need, try to disable him up close.Never shoot to disable.
>>44312962>[ ] Try to disable him with your firearm.Kneecap the motherfucker.
>>44312962>[ ] Claws. Tear him up.>>44312899Inhumans have always sucked (at least I think so, I haven't read majority of issues). While modern X men are crap, at least they were good once upon the time.
>>44312962>he smells of cyanideDoes his glass of wine smell of cyanide too?
>>44312962>>[ ] Try to disable him with your firearm.
>>44312962>[ ] Claws. Tear him up.
>>44312962>>[ ] Write in.tell him he's been poisoned
>>44312994>Homeless Phoenix-Host Quest
>>44312962>[ ] Try to disable him with your firearm.
>>44312962>>[ ] He may have information you need, try to disable him up close.Looks like you're coming home with us.
>>44312333>Noriko rode that milk chocolate prettyboy beyond the point of uncomfortable soreness.I wonder how Laura and Noriko would react if JJ or Roberto suggested a JJ, Noriko, and Roberto sandwich.Who's the buns and who's the meat is up to you.
>>44312994is that JJ will say before engaging in threesome with Laura and Meg?
>>44312962>[x] Write in.Toss him over the balcony. Or use that grappling hook/rappel Moon Knight majigger as a makeshift rope, jump, swing and kick him in the face spidey style. WEB SWING
>>44312962>[ ] Try to disable him with your firearm.$20 says he has cyanide powers.
>>44313113Or the power to control almonds.
>>44313080its blood isn't it?vampire?
>>44313113Laura is a terrible match up then - she should heal past the poisoning no problem.
>>44313080Ok. We do not want to touch this guy.
>[X] Try to disable him with your firearm.Writing.
>>44313113Probably poisonous blood or something like that.Or he can control almonds. That would be awesome power.
>>44313146>no rollWell, this clearly is not going to go well...unless we auto-succeed. Ha.
>>44313060Another successful operation.
>>44312962>>[X] He may have information you need, try to disable him up close.Cyanide? Was he already getting poisoned by another assassin, or is this suicide?
>>44313366Maybe suicide capsule in fake teeth or something?
>>44313366poison cyanide touch powers?
he has a suicide pill tooth, and because anon is a retard and I was too busy reading Worm to provide a write-in, he's going to kill himself before giving anything up.
>>44312962The man's already dead from the poisoned wine. Keep going and find the artifacts. No point wasting a bullet on a corpse.
You move automatically, effortlessly. This man must be disabled. He likely has some manner of enhanced human abilities, so he must be disabled quickly, before he can put his talents – whatever they may be – into effect. The gun is in your hand before the thought terminates. You level it with blinding speed – it’s not something you activate, something you tell yourself to do; it’s something drummed into your every pulse, your every nerve, something almost beyond you. Like a circuit moving through you and from you, independent of your thoughts, programmed to the beat of drums beyond your control, running currents sparked by distant generators. He looks into your eyes. Before you pull the trigger – before you maim him – he looks into your eyes. And for a moment, the circle breaks. The current stops, splits, sparking out of control. You hesitate.It’s not him, not any kind of influence from his gaze. It’s you. You feel sick. This makes you feel sick. You make you feel sick. You pull the trigger. The bullet passes through his kneecap, an explosion of brilliant, bright crimson following in its wake. But not the right kind of crimson. The man’s shape twists, and blurs, as if smeared to one side by the force of the bullet, and he billows beyond his borders, expanding into a cloud of whirling, acrid red smoke. Like a star collapsing, the gaseous mass roils inward, compressing itself to a single, almost solid point... and rushes back out again with an immense, sibilant hiss. The glass wall shatters, a hundred tiny shards cutting you to the bone, and you feel the sheer tidal force of the blast lift you off your feet.-------------------------------------------------------------------->HMQ43: END>Congratulations! You didn’t kill a guy!>Congratulations! You didn’t kill a guy again!>Congratulations! Why did you have to hesitate there?Gonna have to call it here. May be able to stick around a little while and answer stuff.
>>44313446you see star wars yet?did it make you madder at akun?i miss SWE merry christmas
>>44313446Poor X JJ has made her weak
>>44313446>Congratulations! Why did you have to hesitate there?She's starting to regret killing people?
>>44313446thanks for running crusty!
>>44313485you think anon can shake JJ mindset modo?I wish anon would stop being bat at being Laura
>>44313446so did this guy become a form of smoke or something else happen like him being unable to contain the cosmic force
>>44313485caught the gay from jj
>>44313446So Crusty, hypothetically speaking, if someone wanted to do a oneshot quest using the Homeless Mutant Quest universe, without using any of the characters who've currently shown up, how would you feel about that? Hypothetically.
>>44313446Thanks for running!Also >>44313073>>44313434Don't assume things, Anon.
>>44313446Ah hell. Poor Laura.Thank's for running, Crusty. It was good to see you. Hope the rest of your holiday is mostly enjoyable.
>>44313485Se had assasin training. That's a thing they beat out of you fast. Hesitation gets you killed or caught.
>>44313446Thanks for running Crusty!How willing would Moonknight (and the defenders) be to get involved with taking down the Facility in NYC?
>>44313480I don't think I can physically become madder at akun. If I do I'll probably start vomiting blood.>>44313527Gaseous form.>>44313534I'd be okay with that.
>>44313583>Gaseous form.So he's Chinese Nitro?
>>44313583so is SWE dead or coming to tg ?
What's your issue with akun Crusty? It seems to be working for once.
>>44313583>Gaseous form.ok thanks for clarifying
>>44313583When we can finally meet Dr.DOOM?
>>44313583Will the more cool shit JJ does cause the current interest in JJ's D to rise?
>>44313597More like Chines... gas man? He doesn't explode, he turns into a gas.>>44313598I don't even know what I want to do with it now. I don't want to drop it, but that last session was so infuriating it killed a ton of my enthusiasm.>>44313616I don't know. It just seems to work at a snails pace for me or not at all.
>>44313692>He doesn't explode, he turns into a gas.>>44313446>Like a star collapsing, the gaseous mass roils inward, compressing itself to a single, almost solid point... and rushes back out again with an immense, sibilant hiss.>The glass wall shatters, a hundred tiny shards cutting you to the bone, and you feel the sheer tidal force of the blast lift you off your feet.
>>44313583>>I'd be okay with that.Sweet.May or may not happen at some point in the future.
>>44313692when's the last time you tried monkeying around with it
>>44313692Was it just akun being a buggy pile of something unpleasant that killed your enthusiasm, or did something happen with the actual session?
>>44313739>not explody?It's a matter of magnitude. This guy can explode like a compressed air canister, not like an appreciable amount of high explosives.
>>44313658It'll happen when it happens.>>44313676Sure.>>44313739That's just him bursting outward as a gas. No heat or combustion or anything, just a pressure wave.>>44313773Probably about a week ago.Anyway guys, I'm gonna have to head off.I won't see you until after Boxing Day, so have yourselves a Merry Christmas, and always remember that Cyclops was right.
>>44313840well I hope you don't abandon it happy holidays
>>44313840Ah okay.Thank god we have Nico.
>>44313840Merry X-Mas!Wait, I thought Magneto was right?
>>44313791buggy piece of shit
>>44314067He's a Nazi.He's never right.
>>44314124you can be genocidal and not be a nazi
>>44314124>Nazi>never rightNext you'll tell me Hitler wasn't right.
>>44314124>He's a Jew.>>He's never right.ftfy
>>44314144He believes the Ubermensch, mutants, should overtake the Untermensch, humans.Yeah.Nazi.>>44314164He's not.
>>44314124I really, really hope there's a comic where someone calls Mags a Nazi to his face at some point.Just to see if he spontaneously combusts from sheer rage.
>>44314124You forgot to say "Pick one," anon.
>>44314219Oh god the punishment would be horrifying.
>>44314217nazis didn't invet genocide or racial superiority ideology.Mags is a total hypocrite though.
>>44314219Well, there was that time where a literal Nazi said they shared the same methodology.
>>44314375Tell me you have the rest of that comic.
>>44314519Thanks. I shall get to looking for pages. Toodles.
>>44313562Yes, but Laura HATES her conditioning and that skill set. So while she was conditioned, without reinforcement the conditioning is probably wearing thin especially in light of how different the life she is leading now to the one before. JJ is also probably serving as a big security blanket for her, since he's one of the few people whose survived one of her trigger-scented rampages without major injury and he STILL cares for her inspite of that.So yeah, Laura's vastly conflicted about her skillset and it seems like that conflict will only grow with time. One day, I hope that JJ grows powerful enough that Laura doesn't need to be a killer or a vigilante anymore, and she can find something fulfilling in her life that doesn't make her feel like a monster.
>>44315301Not that anon, but I think we should also tell her that it's not bad to have the training.Horrible things happened to her, but why not take those skills and use them for good?
>>44315532I mean, they can translate into good things, though I worry that she feels her training is too tied up with her sense of identity as an assassin and that makes her too disgusted with it to reassure her. We should try our best though, and show that she can use those skills for something besides killing and vigilante work.
>>44317855>"Don't worry, Laura, you have a shining future ahead of you in personal security! Or, I dunno, morgue work of some kind?"