In a city steeped in history and blood, a single police detective works to fight back the constant and unyielding tide of crime and injustice. With gun in hand, he fights an endless war against the dark intentions of his fellow man, both mortal and immortal. Your goal, not to save this world of ever wrestling morality, but to bring justice to the victims, and save one life at a time. If you can make it another day, and if you can solve another case, you can sleep knowing you cleaned up one spot of filth, no matter how small.The quest will begin when you have chosen your form.Votes will decide most choices, and most choices will consist of some multiple choice and a write in option.
>>44716135Human: The natural occupants of this world, and the most numerous. You will be afforded greater opportunity and financial advantage due to your perceived weakness when compared to the types of criminals you will be asked to take on. Humans have little supernatural affinity, but in rare cases have been known to perform feats that put them on par with more dangerous forms of life.Construct: Once made from clay, stone, or wood, modern homunculi are usually wrought from steel. While nearly all of them are subservient machines, a small percentage achieve self-awareness, and are permitted civil rights by the government. You will be seen as a second class citizen, but your nearly indestructible body will make the pain easier to bare.Dhampir: The result of a cross-breeding of human and a creature of the night. Feature a nearly human appearance, and the ability to subsist on blood as well as charm others. If you are discovered, many will ostracize you, but many will also praise your bravery.Skeleton: Ancient beings created by magic long forgotten. Feared by some, skeletons are nonetheless brilliant sources of ancient knowledge and wisdom. Sadly, many mortal pleasure are lost to them.Half-Breed: An unholy union of a demon or devil and a mortal. Though physically capable to the point of absurdity, they often have a hard time battling their baser instincts. Many have risen to prominence, but almost none have done so without violence.
>>44716315>ConstructLet's be the oppressed citizen that protects everyone.
>>44716315Humans will begin with a large cash advantage, Dhampirs with connections to local pillars, Constructs with contacts in the slums, Skeletons with ancient knowledge, and Half-Breeds with enemies in the underground
>>44716375>>44716412Seems like construct so far, if we're just starting with two, but I'll give it a little while longer
>>44716315I'll back construct as well
>>44716684Grrr...OK. I'll switch from human to construct ad well.
>>44716315Construct. We're here to serve, ma'am.
>>44716731>>44716684>>44716375>>44716749Alright, I'll start writing. Unless there's a flood of votes in the next couple minutes it looks like we're beginning as a robutt
>>44716818Not that its my fetish or anything, but could we be a repurposed sex bot serving in the VICE detectives unit.Could be fun.....
>>44716890Well that sounds interesting, to be fair.
>>44716315>>44716394The sun manages to send a few errant trickles of light down through the smog and brick terrain of the city, reaching your single window. You turn to watch the dust motes dance in the rays before reaching back and disconnecting the charging cable from your neck, setting it down in the cradle beside your power station. It’s 6:30, and time to get ready for work. Unlike most of your kind, you have managed to work your way up the ranks thanks to a radical software bug, allowing you to perform the highly revered actions of deductive, inductive, and abductive reasoning. Not something a human would write home about, but an extremely rare ability for a Construct, and a great way to earn yourself a shiny green card from the state, indicating your sentience and right to live as a “resident” of the country.After pulling on some shoes, jeans, and even a vest just for shits and giggles, you pull over a t-shirt from your favorite synth-noise group, “Serial No. 90210”. Before leaving your studio apartment, with a grand total of four pieces of furniture including your power station, you grab your bus pass. Hooray for the anti-construct property laws.As you ride, watching the people outside the foggy bus windows go about their morning, your mind wanders. It has been one month since your long time partner, Joshua Ferris, was killed in a firefight by some two bit pushers. You can’t help but wonder if you’d stayed a good little Club Host like you were programmed to be, never thinking beyond the next client to entertain, the next closet mechaphile to satisfy, might this hollow feeling in your subroutines never have bothered you?
>>44716979Item Screen will be updated upon significant change, or upon participant request
>>44716979>Head straight to work>Head to the Rivet Club for a booster>OtherGood start, I forgot the choices
>>44716979Question, does our vest have police on it? it might be a bit conspicous to just be wearing bullet proof armor without some modicum of authority.I mean, if some guy just walked onto the bus or train system in your area wearing a bullet proof vest, wouldn't you be a bit concerned?
>>44717037Are we fully charged?
>>44717037>>Head straight to work
>>44717037>Head straight to worklets pick up donuts on the way too. According to popular opinion by the public, detectives love donuts.
>>44717053>Allah Akbar!>concern rises
>>44717053It's a special weave that goes under a shirt without sticking out too much. You don't need it, but it's standard issue. It's unmarked on the outside, and you'd need a UV light to see the serial number inside.>>44717065100%, you'll last a full week at normal consumption
>>44717037Get some donuts. Even though we don't eat, we'll need em.Let's see if we've got a new partner.
>>44716979Put gun to head, pull trigger.Or we could murder some teenagers.
>>44717078>>44717104>>44717069You take the direct line to Evergreen, two blocks up from your neighborhood of Blue March, or as the locals call it, Lowtown. Evergreen is considered middle class by most residents, made up of primarily homes, schools, and shopping centers. The people here are a bit more judgmental of your appearance, but they're as good natured as any schmuck in Lowtown. Just around the corner from the precinct, you stop at Duncan's Donuts, a small shop that makes what many believe to be the best bearclaws in the county. Not that you've ever tasted one.When you enter the precinct, you are greeted by the desk attendant. Sally Sutherland. She wears her uniform well, and smiles at just about everyone who walks through these revolving doors. "Good morning, Detective. The Chief wanted to see you, and there's a message for you on your desk phone.">Give her the donuts and see the chief>Go to your desk and hand out the donuts to your fellow gumshoes>Head to the break room and relax with the other slackers>Other
>>44717209>>Give her the donuts and see the chief
>>44716979Also, can we get a taser or some magic disabling doo-dad? We're tough enough that we can take a hit, and it's easier to take people in alive.>>44717209>Keep the donuts, we're saving them.>Go see the chiefDonuts are for people who come see us, we don't help people out just quite so easily.
I hope this is like Protect and Serve Quest
>>44717209Give her donuts."Popular opinion is that officers at desk are usually seen eating donuts, would you like to have your daily donut officer?"And I still want to be a re purposed sexbot working vice. Department with cuts gotta make do with a budget, and taking a sexbot that was orignally confiscated in a drug bust and putting detective software on it sounds something a police chief with a tight budget would doand probably abuse too
>>44717209>otherBegin planning her murder.Are there any tv's around?
>>44716979>only 18 roundsThat thing better be a mother fucking hand cannon with a low capacity if that's all we have.>AP>HEJesus christ, what kind of shit do they expect a beat cop to go up against?
>>44717304>sex not>implying we have sex organs>as soon as this is confirmed we go full rape bot>fuck off with your fetish shit
I hope we can upgrade. I want to serious Gains in our futurehttp://img10.deviantart.net/62eb/i/2014/050/4/2/robocop_by_cat_meff-d6je0d7.png
>>44717304Refurbished sex not.So someone scrubbed us down with bleach and vinager?Ftfy
>>44717349Assuming its a .45, 8+1 sounds right for a service pistol.AP, HE rounds, comone, with demons and shit going around, theres gotta be shit that has thick armor, or just needs to be dead. TO be honest, its probably for putting rabid pets down, especially when you bust up a dog fighting ring in downtown and one of the dogs is a cerebus.
>>44717388>>44717416Its "bot", samefag.
>>44717416>>44717388fine i give up, no ex-sex bot.Still wanna work vice though
>>44717231>>44717241>>44717279You set the donuts down on the desk and tell her to have at them. She comments on her diet forbidding such sugary foods, but takes an eclair with her coffee anyway. You shrug and head upstairs to see the chief.As usual, Chief O'Brian's desk is cluttered and her phone is constantly blaring with a call incoming light. She sits in her high backed chair, smoking a cigarette as she flips through a file folder. When she sees you enter, she taps some of the ash from her smoke and speaks up."It's about damn time, you hunk of scrap. You're fifteen minutes late.">"Sorry, Chief. The bus was late.">"Get off my back, you Irish prick, you're lucky I come in at all with a hag like you hanging around.">"You wanted to see me, here I am.">Other>>44717349>>44717428You can fill out a form for more equipment with the armory officer, but taking out more than you need will get you written up if the higher ups notice. The standard issue piece is a normal 10mm with the ability to load in special ammunition, and is intended mostly as a means to stop runners from getting away.
>>44717265This guy has it.We ain't feeding everyone. Donuts are for those that come to us.
>>44717478>>"Sorry, Chief. The bus was late."
>>44717428If we do get that other ammo, I hope we can switch through it like a Lawgiver from Dredd
>>44717478>"Sorry, Chief. The bus was late."Don't mention bringing donuts.
>>44717399>no "bunny ears" with cameras on the endsIt's like you don't want to be able to look around corners without getting shot in the face.>>44717428>8+1With two magazines, that would leave us with a "floater" round, while 9+1 would leave us either short a round in the second mag or not carrying one in the pipe (which is admittedly a decent possibility).>>44717478>"Sorry, Chief. The bus was late."Don't have enough info on her to make a call of whether she'd find the "Irish prick" comment funny or not.>10mmOkay, sounds like we've got a pair of 9 round mags, not using the +1. Cool. I assume the standard rounds are Glaser Safety Slugs or something similar, to counter the high risk of shoot through inherent in 10mm's high mass high velocity combination?
>>44717552potentially we have a 17+1 though with 10mm ammo. Double stack mags are a thing.
>>44717502>>44717530>>44717552The Chief scoffs at you and closes the folder before tossing it into a pile and pulling a new one from her desk. She skims it and looks back at you."You're a good cop, robot, but without Ferris you've been slowing down. And it just so happens we've got a rookie, fresh out of University. Starting today you've got her leash.">"Sorry but no. I've got no time to break in a greenhorn.">"Got it. I've been meaning to get a pet.">"Understood, sir. When do I meet him?">Other>>44717552They're custom made by a swiss armory for police in countries affiliated with Dimensional Peace Union. The velocity is low enough that they rarely kill, but you're still advised by protocol to try to use nonlethal methods. That is to say, you can request a stun gun, but in this town having to pull your gun usually means needing to pull your gun. So long as you don't use excessive force, the city can almost always get you off with a slap on the wrist for tagging a perp in the leg or shoulder.
>>44717717>>"Understood, sir. When do I meet him?"
>>44717717>>"Got it. I've been meaning to get a pet."Let's humor this robo-dude up a bit.
>>44717717>"Understood, sir. When do I meet him?"Should that be when do I meet her?
>>44717717>>"Got it. I've been meaning to get a pet."
>>44717717>The velocity is low enough that they rarely killthats not how firearms work though mate. Even a .22, one of the smallest calibers, can kill a person if it hits in just the right place. And officers will never aim for legs. Officers are trained to aim for cenetr of bodymass, because if your shooting someone, its to kill, because they are a lethal threat to you and one point. or your a racist prick. its hard to tell sometimes.
>>44717717Understood, Ma'am, when do I meet her?
>>44717717That's not how physics work man. You might as well have said they use stun rounds
>>44717800>And officers will never aim for legs. Officers are trained to aim for cenetr of bodymass, because if your shooting someone, its to kill, because they are a lethal threat to you and one point.This is only in the states, in northern europe Officers are trained to aim for non-lethal points if firing at civilians who aren't an immediate threat. (if they have close combat weapons for example).
>>44717773>>44717786>>44717818"Hardee-fucking-har. You're picking her up on your way to the next case. A stiff turned up a few hours ago in the slums. Officers and CSI are on the scene now, talk to them for details. I'm giving you something open and shut for her first day, so just teach her the ropes and don't let her get ki-" The Chief stops there, swallowing her jape out of sudden realization. "Just stay safe. Now get out of here."You leave her office and head downstairs to the lobby.>Go to requisitions>Catch a cab>Go to your desk>Other>>44717800>>44717856>>44717898You guys caught me, I'm a casual gun lover. Feel free to point out when I make a mistake, I like to learn about this stuff, just remember that the point is the point. They're hefty guns with hefty ammo, but they're meant to maim and not kill.
>>44717898Europe also doesn't let its civies own firearms. The proliferation of firearms among criminals is the reason why we such a military minded police force in the US. All our major metropolitan police departments have SWAT units whose training is on par with basic military training.>>44717961Sorry mate, its just the /k/ in me getting upset over stupid shit, I'm gonna quit it now.>Requisitions>Catch a Cab
>>44717961>>Go to requisitions
>>44717961>>Go to requisitionsLets see if we can pick up some body armour in her size and a tazer for ourselves.Then Catch a cab to get her with us.
>>44717961I would suggest .40s with hollow points then. .40 strike a good balance between power and penetration. They have the stopping power to stop a perp in their tracks, but don't have the excess penetration to go through a target and hit anyone behind them. The hollow points allow the round to shatter causing additional damage, but also take away any excess penetration too, though controversial on human targets and banned in warfare
>>44717552You see those shoulders? Ain't no leaning for us. Just straight in
>>44717961Requisitions to get rookie some equipment, and then jump in a cab.>we don't ecen have a bicycle let alone a car
>>44718037>>44718055>>44718083You walk down to the basement, where the requisitions desk sits planted in a concrete wall. A bulletproof glass shield protects Captain Davis, the officer in charge of stock. He flips through a copy of some japanese magazine about swimsuit cartoon characters as you enter and tap on the glass to get his attention. He looks up at you and smiles. As long as you've known him, he's never been too friendly, but around you he seems to perk up."Morning, officer. Say, I've been meaning to ask you, where were you built? You look American made with those broad shoulders. Ever consider swapping your parts for some asian ones? They don't have the armor, but I think you'd look cute with more feminine features. And they come in much better colors!">"Thanks but no thanks, I like being a hunk.">"I've considered it, but with this pay it ain't happening.">"You creep me out Davis. Just give me the form.">Other
>>44718214>>"You creep me out Davis. Just give me the form."
>>44718214>"I've considered it, but with this pay it ain't happening."Ask for req forms for some ammo, standard should do for now, I dont think we need heavy stuff for now. Prob 2 more mags should do. Maybe ask about our new partner. Ask him if hes got anygood anime to recommend for us to fill our storage up to watch later.
>>44718214>>"I've considered it, but with this pay it ain't happening."
>>44718106Thing is, we're likely going to be shooting nonhumans too. Speaking of which, how durable are we? As a construct needing electricity, we can probably survive limbs blown off, but do we have a central power supply that will kill us if it goes dead, a processor or magic brain thing? Taser is also good for other reasons other than taking people down nonlethally.
>>44718214>"Thanks but no thanks, I like being a hunk.
>>44718106Those are still very lethal rounds though. Stun rounds are by definition designed to impart blunt force trauma to work without so much as breaking the skin, unless you're talking about those taser rounds that have prods. Hollow points are even more ded killy, as they are designed to expand inside the target and cause massive internal flesh wounds. Interestingly, they are used frequently by police forces for their increased stopping power and because they are more likely to remain in the target's body, and not exit the other side and hit someone else/ricochet.
>>44718214>"Asians are degenerates who need to be nuked again. I'd rather be scrapped than have any parts replaced with their shit tier sweatshop workmanship."
>>44718299>>44718306its like you want the only human who even reacts positively to us to not like us.
>>44718299I fully support this, the weird sex stuff is already starting and all i want to be is a robot cop.
>>44718214>"Thanks but no thanks, I like being a hunk."
>>44718214>Always a fuckin' riot with you, Davis. I'll look into it next time I get something shot off.>Get the req forms for standard stuff.
>>44718321If someone told you to become more feminine how would you react?
>>44718214>>"I've considered it, but with this pay it ain't happening."I could see an asexual robot having an internal debate over the merits of portraying itself as either human gender.>Hmm, If I went with the female chassis humans might be more receptive...but find me less intimidating. Decisions, decisions.
>>44718283As an American built construct, your parts are highly durable and masculine. They're also inefficient in terms of power consumption. Like most models, your memory and cognative functions are stored in the head, where they're the hardest to hit and the best armored. Your chest contains the majority of your parts, and if damaged too heavily you'll be forced into low power to preserve your memories. That said, you can be repaired with new parts and even upgraded, but the cost is so steep you'd need a loan to even begin.
>>44718321I'd rather have no friends than a weeaboo who only likes us because he can imagine rebuilding us to look just like his waifu, and reprogramming us to be some sort of sex bot.
>>44718349As a man, not sure, seeing as i kinda swing both way. Then again, we're supposed to be a robot/golemn, we dont exactly have a gender identity per se.
>>44717898>>44717898>non-lethal pointsLike fucking where?Shoulder? Congratulations, you've severed the subclavian artery and he's going to bleed out very quickly.Leg?Enjoy hitting one of the femorals. Again, bleed out. Again, very quickly.Hands and feet? Enjoy missing because the natural bodily responses to danger make shooting in a real world situation a lot less precise than when you're punching holes in paper. And then that round goes ripping down the street, goes through some thin plaster wall, and kills kindly old Grandma Jenkins.>firing at civilians who aren't an immediate threatWhy the FUCK would you shoot someone who's not an immediate lethal threat?That's what you have a taser and a stick for.
Just laugh it off guys.And drink to forget.
>>44718214>you creep me out Davis
It's a tie between burning Davis or playing it off, who will be the tie-breaker?
>>44718286When I said stun rounds I meant the taser ones. But if you combine the .40 hollows with European training it could work.Alternatively, instead of actual bullets you could use .40 caliber simmuntion. Instead of paint though it could have quick expansion hardening foam. Can't garuntee it won't kill due to the foam capable of crushing bones through flesh and such, but more nonlethal than straight up bullets.
>>44718444Play it off.
>>44718444He's the guy you get ammo from. You can laugh it off!
>>44718406>natural bodily responses>we're a robotif everything you described always happened, no one would ever survive a gunshot woundinstead, people survive multiple gunshot woundsnice try come again later
>>44718349Well, if I could swap out body parts easily enough, and I was genderless artificial intelligence, I'd take the opinions of my friends concerning my topical appearance into serious consideration, especially if we both worked at a job where appearance is so important.And in law enforcement how you carry yourself is massively important.
>>44718444dem trips doplay it off, seriously, lets not make enemies. We are already second class, we need all the friends we can get. Besides, maybe he can hook us up with the he and ap ammo later, without hassling us, or bringing it up with the big honchos.
>>44718214>American? No only my processing unit and torso are American made, my arms are german made and the legs are actually from the chinese XR-1325 model. They just dont make legs like that anymore.>So Davis, I'm picking up the rookie, and grabbing some extra gear for her, you know we need to look out for the greenies.
>>44718444brushing it off
>>44718444Play it off, maybe throw something like >>44718528 in there
>>44718500I don't think you get it.You don't shoot someone in the shoulder expecting them to be nonfatally incapacitated. You shoot them in the shoulder and there's a moderate chance they'll end up dead. You shoot them ANYWHERE and there's a moderate chance they'll end up dead, or you miss entirely.At which point considering it's harder to hit someone in the shoulder deliberately, you might as well aim for the centre of mass, because the only time you want to shoot at someone and potentially killing them is to stop them from killing you or someone else, and their life is forfeit. If they survive, they're lucky, but if you shoot someone with bullets you don't do so expecting to "just wound them". You treat every shot like a killshot.
>>44718509First off we have masculine parts and look male, we aren't a newborn either since the robot is sentient and clearly has some experience its stupid to change ones look for some coworkers fetish. If you guys are here to be a tranny sex robot go back to anonkun.
>>44718406Re-do your anatomy courses.
>>44718601>>44718528>>44718611eating up the thread guys, lets not argue and juts let the quest roll. Everyone is wrong on 4chan anyway, so why even bother?
>>44718500\>>44718500>if everything you described always happened, no one would ever survive a gunshot wound>alwaysIt's not about always. It's about it happening a not insignificant percentage of the time.People DO survive gunshot wounds, yes.People also die from catching one in the shoulder. Happens all the god damn time in combat zones.There is no such thing as "shooting to wound" except in delusional feel good fantasies.Literally any part of the human body that one can reliably hit without sending rounds just zipping freely down the street because they tried some lone ranger bullshit about shooting at the object they were holding has the potential to kill the person being shot. If you shoot someone, it's an application of deadly force, no matter where on their body you aim.It's why cops carry tasers and sticks.
>>44718647And? I don't think anyone ever claimed that shooting to wound would work 100% of the time.
>>44718611Everytime you shoot someone you could kill them bullets aren't pin point accurate and that anon is right about there being no non lethal points. If you shoot someone expect to kill them guns aren't toys.
>>44718269>>44718272>>44718354Davis shrugs and laughs. "Ah, I'm just pulling your leg. Although, I gotta say some of the new personal assistant models are pretty cool. Word on the message boards is that Bandai is working with Takerada Corp to produce the first fully responsive human face software! If they can just get the skin perfect, we might finally...er, sorry I must be boring you." Bored may not be the right word. "Anyway, here's your form, take what you need.>Weapons2281 "Paladin" Service PistolMk4 Riot ShotgunMk3 Full-auto Anti-Personnel Rifle"Peacekeeper" Revolver SpecialStun GrenadeHoly Water "Popper"Stun Baton>EquipmentOfficer Uniform"Plate" Standard Weave"Full-Plate" Riot weave"Judge" Riot gear>VehiclesSquad Car (holds 2/2)Civ Sedan (holds 4)Squad Truck (holds 8)>MiscEndangered Child KitRadioYou may take as much as you like, but you will be punished for wasting resources repeatedly
>>44718721If anyone wants a breakdown of ammo, just ask
>>44718721>Stun Baton>Squad Car (holds 2/2)>Endangered Child Kit>RadioNo reason to go packing for bear.
>>44718721Get a gun, radio, and uniform for the newbie. I assume that we have a uniform and a radio?
>>44718803You're both detectives, you're allowed and encouraged to wear street clothes to blend in
>>44718721>Stun BatonThat's all you need. That, your gun, and your body armor.We're a detective, not a beat cop. Just need something nonlethal for when we want to crack some heads rather than pop some fools.
>>44718772Actually, amendment to my suggestion.Civ Sedan instead of Squad Car.Forgot we were plainclothes for a moment there.
>>44718721>2281 "Paladin" Service Pistol>Mk4 Riot Shotgun>Stun Baton>Squad Car (holds 2/2)>Endangered Child Kit>RadioWe can leave the equipment we're not actively using in the car, right?>>44718637Are you new to this board or something?
>>44718772>>44718851lets go with this guy>>44718877No, and i hate my friends for showing me this site in highschool. I had such a promising future too.
>>44718826Whoops, add to that:>stun baton>civ sedan>Endangered Child Kit>RadioI'm assuming we have a set of handcuffs or two. And we're going plainclothes.We need to check our case files too. What killed our partner?
>>44718721Mk4 Riot ShotgunMk3 Full-auto Anti-Personnel RifleStun Grenade x3Holy Water "Popper" x3Stun Baton x2Civ Sedan (holds 4)"Full-Plate" Riot weave x 2Endangered Child KitRadio x2Radio and Baton for us and the newbie, keep everything else in the trunk of the Sedan just in case.
>>44718721supporting >>44718772except for the child kitseriously this is meant to be a simple open and shut murder case and nothing was mentioned about children being present.
>>44718906>>stun baton>>civ sedan>>Endangered Child Kit>>RadioThis.Also get a Service Pistol for the Rookie. And a spare magazine for the glove compartment.
>>44718828Stun baton. No option to fire the prods, but ah well.>>44718927Dude, if we find ourself in a situation where we need all that shit, we're in a situation where we'd have gotten a warrant (and thus a chance to swing through here and stock up for bear) first.>>44718938The Endangered Child Kit was meant more as a "just in case anything comes up involving a kid" thing.
Man such argument over the gun and ammo.Cops where I live don't even carry guns on their person unless they're expecting to encounter someone armed and dangerous, at which point they will be shooting to kill.
>>44718772Can we bring along a pistol, just in case? I mean, if we encounter someone who wants to kill us, it'd be nice to be able to defend ourselves beyond arm's reach. This is a murder case we are investigating here.
>>44719053We already have a pistol on us, anon.
>>44719053Unless you want to dual wield. Which is silly as a cop.
>>44719110>not wanting to have the Irish Hag say "Give a guy one gun and he thinks he's superman. Give him two and he thinks he's God!"Get the fuck out.
>>44718772You fill in the sheet, then pass it to Davis. He reads it over, stamps it, signs it, and then tucks it away in a filing cabinet beneath the counter as he goes through the storage room with a duffel bag. He dumps the whole thing into a chute, which feeds out on your end. Inside, you find a chest radio, a telescoping baton, a small and quite heavy bowling bag, and a set of car keys with an electronic tracking tag. You sling it over your shoulder and head for the garage.You hit the pager until you find your car. A blue sedan with some unseen modifications for police use. Most people wouldn't know it was a cop car unless they really looked at something like the run-flat tires or the reinforced body.You hop in and start it up. There's something odd about a machine running a machine. You ponder this as you roll up the ramp and out of the garage. The pick-up location is about three blocks away. As it happens, it's the local library, a four story beast of a long gone age filled with dusty records and out of date computers. You roll up to the sidewalk and step out of the car, looking around for your mark. You spot her at the top of the steps, and wave her over.Catherine Russo is a proud, well fed and watered woman, with auburn hair and a wandering eye. She dresses somewhat conservatively, in jeans and a polo shirt beneath a faux-leather jacket. Her sneakers speak of long walks, and her luxurious hair pulled into a tail lets you know that she tries not to look like she wants to impress you. She notices you sizing her up, and smiles.“Hello sir, it’s good to meet you. I’ve heard a lot about you from people around the station. I’m looking forward to working with you.” She extends a hand ending in nails freshly buffed. You shake. >"Let's get this show on the road, we're burning daylight.">"Good to meet you, detective. Ready to go?">"I hope you have something besides lip gloss in that coat, or I'd say you're under-dressed for where we're heading."
>>44719134>"Good to meet you, detective. Ready to go?"More accurately do you feel like you're missing anything? (might as well start grooming and training now)
>>44719110But we could download the software for that so easily!>>44719134>"Good to meet you, detective. Ready to go?">"I hope you have something besides lip gloss in that coat, or I'd say you're under-dressed for where we're heading."Or we could've given one of them to her..
>>44719134>"Good to meet you, detective. I hope you have something besides lip gloss in that coat, or I'd say you're under-dressed for where we're heading."If she seems a bit mad about that comment, apoligize. "Humor is the normal way for humans to deflect stressful situation such as the ones we officers encounter on a daily basis. I was merely trying to be more....human in my approach towards you"
>>44719214Dual wielding lowers accuracy no matter how you look at it. No point getting it.
>>44719129Let's get this show on the road, we're burning daylight
>>44719214>>44719230"If you mean a weapon sir, then yes." Russo reaches beneath her coat and around her back and pulls out a revolver. A 44, complete with bull barrel. "Got it as a graduation present from my brother-in-law. It's kind of heavy, but all the better to whack a crook with right?">A gun is a gun. "Let's ride.">Rookies. "Just get in.">She's not bringing that thing. "You're not bringing that thing.">Other
>>44719332>A gun is a gun. "Let's ride."
>>44719332>>A gun is a gun. "Let's ride."
>>44719332The gun's fine. She a good shot?>A gun is a gun. "Let's ride."Go over the ground rules with her! Remind her that you're partners, but you take the lead and she stays back unless she can take bullets as well as you can. Ask whether she's human, too, just to confirm.
>>44719332>>She's not bringing that thing. "You're not bringing that thing."Has she even registered it to HQ?
>>44719332>Is that thing even registered with the department?if yes>A gun is a gun. "Let's ride."if no>>She's not bringing that thing. "You're not bringing that thing."
>>44719344>>44719348>>44719356You slide into the car and start rolling toward the slums. Along the way the air between you is notably tense. You're fine around people, but it seems she wasn't fully prepared for you. >Make small talk>Talk her through the plan>Turn on the radio>Other
>>44719489>Talk her through the plan
>>44719489>Talk about exterminating all humans.
>>44719332>>Rookies. "Just get in."
>>44719489>Talk her through the plan. Small talk later. Again, unless she can take more bullets than us we stay in the front this time.
>>44719489>>Talk her through the plan>Make small talk
>>44719489>>Turn on the radio
>>44719489>>Make small talk
>>44719489>Talk her through the planWe're a professional sort of robotthough in all seriousness I do wonder what purpose we were originally built for
>>44719489>>Talk her through the plan
>>44719489>Make small talk"Alright, if you have any questions right off the bat now might be a good time to get through them. Ever spent a lot of time around a sentient construct?"
>>44719577>>44719575>>44719555You explain to Russo how these types of cases usually go. She listens attentively. You go over the way she's expected to carry herself, how to address other officers, and to let you take the lead unless ordered otherwise. She seems to understand, but you can tell she's getting nervous as you come closer and closer to your destination. You point it out to her and she coughs."Sorry sir, just jitters. I didn't expect to be given a homocide on my first day.">"It's alright, you'll get used to it. We all do.">"Well you better shape up before we get there. You won't last long in this town acting like a baby deer.">Change the subject to take her mind off it.>Other
>>44719703>>Change the subject to take her mind off it.
>>44719703>>"It's alright, you'll get used to it. We all do."
>>44719703Woops, went to post somewhere else and forgot to redo trip
>>44719703>>"It's alright, you'll get used to it. We all do."also remind her, that if she feels an urge/need to leave the area, do so. we dont want to contaminate the crime scene
>>44719703>Other>Relax, kid, we're the law around these parts. There's all sorts of nasties on the streets but the badge still counts for something round these parts.>(Lie through teeth)
>>44719703>>"It's alright, you'll get used to it. We all do.">What did you do before you became a detective?
>>44719902It it easier to lie through them when we don't have em.They never suspect it.
>>44719703>"It's alright, you'll get used to it. We all do."Also, seconding >>44719824's suggestion.One advantage of being a construct, we never had to deal with puking. Instead we get to have a purely detached disgust for humans' willingness to kill each other over stupid shit.
>>44719847>otherDrive on in silence. Small talk is a human thing.
>>44719824>>44719730>>44719847You try to reassure her, but the effect isn't very potent. At any rate, you arrive outside the apartment building just around 8:00. As you turn off the car and step out, Russo comments on the crowd of rubberneckers gathered outside, barely held at bay by the street cops at the perimeter. It's likely they're only letting residents in, and that the lookey loos are trying to pose as them in order to get a peek at the crime scene. The two of you cross the street and flash your badges. You're escorted right to the third floor, where you see another officer standing outside an open door.Inside the studio, you see a husky man in a dress shirt and tie, as well as white gloves. He is kneeling beside a chalk outline and a dried blood stain. You approach him."Morning detective and...detective, I presume. We just got done with the inspection. All clues are tagged, and the body is on its way to the morgue. I can tell you now, it ain't no mystery what killed him. Had his throat ripped out.""A dog attacked him?" Russo asks."More like a wolf. The Shifters, most likely, they operate in this part of town. Eyewitnesses say they saw the victim arguing with one of their known thugs just outside last night. No gunshots heard, so it's pretty safe to say it was a fight that got out of hand. I've a carbon copy of my notes here, all yours.">"Thank you, we'll take it from here.">Ask about the scene/victim/suspect>Other
>>44720038>Ask about the scene/victim/suspect
>>44720038>Ask about the scene/victim/suspectAnything strike you as weird when going through this? (Gotta trust those beat cop instincts even if they never get written up in the official documents)
>>44720060Please attach a question, sorry I should have specified
>>44720038Ask about the scene.Begin looking around for additional clues. Send the rookie to canvas area and question witnesses
>>44720080The human should do better at speaking to other humans, and we can handle the gore better.
Read the notes he handed us
>>44720080>>44720074"Nothing too strange. Shifters usually go for the throat when they brawl. Usually it makes 'em hard to track, since they don't have accurate dental records, but this time someone saw his face. If I had to say anything was odd, it'd be that the guy robbed him right after. That is, turned his drawers and shelves out. Can't be sure if anything was taken, but there's no loose money or anything like that laying around, so it's safe to assume." You thank the coroner and dismiss him, then order Russo to speak to the witnesses again, for safety's sake.You go through the apartment carefully, noting the clues marked around the place. There isn't much. A body, blood, and some messy storage space. You do notice something odd though. A bloody stain on the bedsheets, just about the same age as the floor samples. Nothing else about the bed seems odd.Russo returns and reconfirms the report. Witnesses saw the two arguing, and hid inside. Things got quiet, and the victim wasn't seen for three days, until the landlord came knocking and asking for rent.>Head back to the Precinct>Go to the suspects last known location>Other
>>44720038Good thing the body's gone. Wouldn't want the rookie puking when she's already nervous. Could make her doubt herself, even though it's a common response. Humans always seem to hold themselves to biochemically impossible standards about such things.>>44720251>Go to the suspects last known location
>>44720251>Go to the suspects last known location
>>44720251>>Go to the suspects last known locationWe're going to need to get our hands on the crime scene reconstruction on this one, I think.
>>44720251Tell the csifags to double check the bedsheets and bed area.Go to victims last known location
>>44720251possible second victim in bed, taken by the assailent? ask landlord if anyone else was living here with victim.God forbid its a kid....
>>44720251>Other: Look in the documents for the details of the victims next of kin, who pays for the funeral, and what their listed profession was.
>>44720301>>44720311You tell one of the officers at the scene to request an analysis of the bedsheet blood. He nods and radios it in.You and Russo get back in the car and make for the suspects usual haunt. You spy it as you roll down the filthy streets of the slums, a dingy apartment building with boarded and barred windows and an overflowing dumpster. Outside, on the railing of the stoop, sits a large man without a shirt. He has full sleeve tribal tattoos, all signalling his allegiance to the Shifters. When you exit the car, he stands and sets down the bottle of malt liquor he was nursing."Mornin' joe, how's it go? Something wrong with your car there, or are you just lookin' to block my view of the street?" The way he walks toward you, it's clear the bottle isn't his first today. >"Looking for a murder suspect.">"Back off, or we'll get 1990s real fast, fido.">"Relax, we're not here for you. Just looking into a little mess that happened down the road, no need for violence.">Other
>>44720429>"Looking for a murder suspect. You murder anyone lately?"
>>44720429>"Looking for a murder suspect."Just lean back against our car, real easy. No need to antagonise, but no need to back down, either.
>>44720450Hah, yeah let's go with this.
>>44720429>"I apologize, lacking a nose I was unable to tell I had entered your territory. Just looking into a little incident from down the road."
>>44720450>>44720474The man clicks his tongue and looks over the both of you, especially Russo. She does well not giving him the satisfaction of a reaction."Ain't seen no killers round here, pig. So why not get back in your dusty-ass whip and head back to your clubhouse?""Sir, we really need to go inside and look around.""My ass, you ain't got a warrant!">"Got it right here." Pull your weapon>"We've got it, so if you wouldn't mind moving I'd appreciate not having to arrest two people in one day." (Lie)>"Fine, we'll see you in about an hour or two." head to the precinct>Other
>>44720450Yeah Robo-man can crack a joke.
>>44720545Well that sounds like there is something that we should take a look at inside, doesn't it?>"Fine, we'll see you in about an hour or two." head to the precinct
>>44720545>"Obstructing a murder case is a serious offense." look around for a short dramatic pause "Oh, and I didn't quite catch your name, mister?"
>>44720545>other potentiallyA few questions Combat wise how does a shifter compare to a construct.What is the legality of entering a building without a warrant if a resident has attacked you (a cop)How easy/legal would it be to to verbally goad this guy to violence.
>>44720655I dont think starting a fight against someone with tattoos in gang territory is the best course of action.Especially not if we want to keep the Rookie alive.(Although it would be a fun and dark twist on the story if every thread started with us getting a new partner, because we got the old one murdered)
>>44720545>>"Fine, we'll see you in about an hour or two." head to the precinct
>>44720545Time for a little rough stuffA drunk lookout isn't stopping us.Give him a punch to the head. Try not to kill him.We have no grounds for a warrant. And were not leaving. So....*bamp* time.
>>44720655Shifters are a bunch of goons playing gang in the slums. Often they're hired by more professional outfits as muscle. They let their increased physical capability over normal humans go to their heads. Practically, a werewolf is about three times more powerful as a normal person, and even stronger when shifted into their bestial form. Like a normal person, they can get tougher with experience and training, but they don't have the natural capabilities of a half-breed. If you were to go toe-to-toe with one, odds are on you, but if they got a good shot it, you might be waving goodbye to a limb. If someone attacks any cop, they're allowed to accelerate to lethal force, especially with the crooked lawyers you have on your side. That won't help excuse other codes you might break.He's a drunk thug, likely hiding something from you. It would take a little less than calling his mother a bitch to get him to punch you, if history has anything to say about it.
>>44720856Walk past him. Strike him when he grabs us to stop us.
>>44720637>Well that sounds like there is something that we should take a look at inside, doesn't it?>>"Fine, we'll see you in about an hour or two." head to the precinctIf we do this the suspect is gonna be gone when we show up.Instead we could bully this guy if we get his name and can look up who his Parole Officer is (he probably has one being a tribal gang member).
>>44720869A warrant? I left it at your mothers den..after I fucked her.Then block his punch, ko him, cuff him for assault.
>>44720545>Listen, friend, we can do this the easy way, or the easier way.>I can go down to the offices and get a warrant and make a headache for everyone>or you can take a swing at me and see how many bones you break trying to hide whatever two-bit secrets you have.>offer to let him hit you; if he does, judo throw him onto the ground
>>44720798>>44720637The thug laughs to himself as you and Russo get back into the car. You turn around, and see him run into the building as you pull away."Sir, I'm not sure we should have left. He might alert the suspect." You explain that breaking a few noses and pulling a punk kicking and screaming out of a building would only get you both in hot water, and the perp let loose the next morning. She nods. "I see. Sorry sir, I shouldn't have questioned you."The two of you arrive at the precinct and head straight for the clerk's desk. She gets you an arrest within 45 minutes, which isn't totally unreasonable. With it, you are permitted to do anything short of cold-blooded murder to bring in your mark.An officer approaches you as you exit the building."Detective, the lab turned over the tests. The blood on the bed was a match to the victim's. We did find traces of saliva, but without a comparison the test could take days." You thank him and send him on his way.In less than an hour, you're back at the dingy building. This time there's nobody outside.>Go up to the door>Stake out the place>Other
>>44721046>>Othercan we locate a backdoor?
>>44721046>go up to the door
>>44721046Probably shouldve told him we were getting a warrant and then staked the place out. It's either a trap or they're long gone.
>>44721077>>44721126You tell Russo to watch the front while you circle around. Sure enough, a quick walk around the fence reveals a small garden, barren and littered with trash, but containing a small walkway leading up to a back porch. You approach and test the door. Unlocked.>Enter>Go back to Russo>Other
>>44721046>>Go up to the door
>>44721159>Radio Russel and tell her to watch the front, and tail anyone leaving in a hurry>go in the back
>>44721209>>44721213You enter the back door. The building inside is filthy, covered in food wrappers and random garbage.The walls are covered in graffiti made with markers and paint, all spelling curse words or made to look like crude scenes of depravity. As you move around the ground floor, you spy a staircase. You approach, and hear voices coming from above. As far as you can tell, they're discussing payment for something, but the conversation ends before you can gather what it is, and the participants suddenly fall quiet."He's here. I'll take my leave." This is followed by footsteps, and then nothing. You wait a little while longer, and hear a crash of breaking glass. Outside a window, you see a man hit the ground, and run into the street.>Chase>Go upstairs>Other
>>44721441>tell Russell to ID him but don't get herself killed taking him on alone>go upstairs
>>44721441>>Otherget russo to tail him, we'll go upstairs.
>>44721441Have the rookie try to get an ID, but don't give chase, no sense in her getting killed on her first job
>>44721441Get her to try and ID him and follow in the car make sure she knows to have backup before she tries ANYTHING against him directly.
>>44721472>>44721630You run to the front door and kick it open. Russo is already out of the car, shouting at the runner to freeze. He doesn't respond, and she opens fire. You watch as her gun nearly jumps out of her hands three times in a row. You shout for her to get an ID, and after being stunned with surprise for a moment, she gets in the car and starts rolling. You head back up the stairs to find the room where you suspect the conversation had just taken place. As you enter, you feel something impact with your head, sending you reeling. When you right yourself, three Shifter thugs are standing around the corner from the door, holding a pipe, and two machine pistols respectively.How many people are still about, I might wrap if we're getting tired
>>44721707I'm still here
>>44721707Jeez, doesn't she have a radio? Still, probably could stop there.>also, opening fire on someone running awayBad form, Russo. Do we have to take your gun away?
>>44721707we'll go on for as long as you feel like it, man.
>>44721707Plenty of time left in my zone. Also how bullet proof are we?If very just pull gun and put down pipe wielder first,If not very dive fro cover and target the gunners.
Let's wrap it here and pick up tomorrow with the fight. Thanks to everyone who came to participate, I hope you had some fun.If you wanted to be updated on when I'll continue, I'm at @rags2riches_qm, but I'll probably start again same time tomorrow, so don't stress
>>44721931It was fun! I really hope Russo isn't just a squishy human, though.
>>44722127Hey so long as she is/becomes a badass normal I'm ok with her being human.