Old Thread: >>1067416Twatter: @StarbornQDiscord: https://discord.gg/xM2aCYqYou are James Fucking Henderson and there is an Oni staring down three teenagers on your main screen. You are ecstatic at this development were it not for the fact that there is a 1 in 3 chance the next person to feel his eastern wrath will be Mary, [THE VIRGIN] and honestly the one person in the world you want away from that motherfucker this isntant.Oh also there's ominous banging from the vents. On a day when something escaped from the stables. And you're in lockdown. With comms mysteriously down. So you can't call your albino cumbunny to come pull your ass out of the fire.Shit. You have one action before the vent denizen comes to see you > Chem; I want 3 berserk teenagers> Demo; Detonate the exits> Henson; Lights off Doors Locked> Write-In
>>1085557>> Chem; I want 3 berserk teenagers
>>1085557> Chem; I want 3 berserk teenagersYou know what to dohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0mNgk9tLcs
>>1085557> Henson, kill the lights, also see if you can't get some distant, ominous chanting emanate from the Oni's general direction (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErKg6U_aEiY)> Demo, Detonate the exitsHopefully the survivors follow their natural instincts and leave the shadow-shroaded, Oni-infested cabin for the relative safety of the light outside...
>>1085634> Demo, Detonate the exitsWe can't run the risk of the [VIRGIN] being killed off prematurely...Give the survivors the option of getting the fuck out of dodge while we still can...
>>1085634Sorry btw...Reading comprehension failed me there...
Demo would leave the cellar as the only way out. As of this map.It's a case of, do you think they'll remember the cellar exit and go for it?
>>1085657Oh right...We had Chem make everyone in the Cabin angry and irrational......Yeah no, they probably wouldn't think of it...Well, shit......Could we just unlock and open all of the cabin doors?
>>1085673That's a write-in option.Post it. > Open everything.
>>1085557> (Write-in) Open everything
>>1085557>Chem; I want 3 berserk teenagersRelying on the Virgin's inherent passiveness to hold her back less than the other two
>>1085598>>1085612>>1085624>>1085641>>1085648>>1085652>>1085673>>1085691>>1085695If no change in 5 minutes we're going with zerker teens.
>Chem; I want 3 berserk teenagersWe should find an weapon or something don't want an xeno killing us.
Awww, man, Star, don't kill James or Henson. It wont be the same without them.
>>1085598>>1085612>>1085624>>1085641>>1085648>>1085652>>1085673>>1085691>>1085695You quickly key in a message to Thomas in Chem, asking him to fill the cabin with the most potent rage drugs that he has. Though you're sure you intended to be a lot more eloquent than that, the rapidly approaching furour of your unexpected guest gives your hand an unfamiliar shake. "Under the desks." You hiss to Henson who complies, scurrying from the intercom, you quickly roll under your desk alongside Henson and pull your chair in to complete the illusion of none of you being here.You close your eyes and count to ten, before opening them once more.Hensons' red face is coated with fear sweat and you're sure you've got a crazy look in your eye. The seconds pass like hours, even after the vent covering clatters to the floor with all the impact of a sledgehammer.Your ears strain and you pick up claws, slowly and deliberately moving on metal. From here you can't see what you're dealing with, but your breathing is shallow and hurried as you recall Yellowstone and the experiences therein.You hear a heavy impact nearby and hear the hissing and groaning of the intercom console and the desk housing your interdepartment communications complaing under the wait. It hits a button, something pings and you hear the thing's rapid change of direction. Before you flops a bladed and ridged tail, once that is frighteningly familiar to you.https://youtu.be/BwoLySqoEbM?t=61 Without a ditraction ou can only issue commands via text. Contacts; Jerry, Maxi, HARRY > Throw your pen to the other side of the room, may distract the alien> Murder Suicide Henson and yourself> Text Someone for update> Text Someone an order> Write-In
>>1085838>Throw your pen to the other side of the room, may distract the alienDo we have our side arm?
>>1085838Can we text Victoria or whoever is hunting the xeno? Also would be awesome if the director face one of these xenos down
>>1085863>>1085874We have our MAC10Also Rachel's gun... which is a Deagle. But that's 1 shot and loud as fuck.We could, but odds are when she's wearing her gear she doesn't have her iPhone on her. Also I did the rolls offscreen for the other facilities. If you guy really hate me for that I will re-do them.Not telling you results in case that biases you.
>>1085893>>1085838I don't know too much, but do we have a phone which we could set the alarm on, and throw it?If the Xeno doesn't see it land, it can follow the sound it emanates.Preferably not the one we are using to give out orders with.
>>1085904We have 1 phone.That is a very viable technique if you're willing to give up your phone for an order.I could give you updates on cabin in these posts, but I think it'd encourage metagaming if I told you what was going on while James doesn't know.
>>1085838> set some porn to play on your phone and throw/slide it into the cornerHopefully into shadow or behind something so it goes to investigate and we can shoot it from behind.
>>1085960Uh, not oh silent either. Hopefully it won't even break it, just drool on it a little.
>>1085838>Use your Kung-Fu skills that Star obviously left us in the dark about this whole timeAnd if that don't work>Toss a pen
>>1086026>>1085968>>1085960>>1085904>>1085874>>1085863Distraction Method Vote> Pen> Phone Porn
Does Henson has a phone we could use?
>>1086070You do not know, you have never got his phone number.
>>1086063We need our phone.>Pen
>>1086073Wow, we're a terrible friend.
>>1086078No. He had a strict no contact outside of work. Mentioned it in ritual 2.James respects the hell out of him for that and his godliness.
>>1086079Oh then good for us.
>>1086063> phone pornWhy would it investigate the noise of a pen? Shit, it would be better to throw a shoe.
>>1086098Everyone knows Xeno's are mad for calligraphy.
>>1086026>>1085968>>1085960>>1085904>>1085874>>1085863>>1086072>>1086075>>1086076>>1086078>>1086092>>1086098You catch your friend's gaze and whisper to him in an urgent hiss, "Okay Henson. I'm gonna distract it. We need better hiding spots than this. We need to be near the levers in case a teen dies but also see the screen." You produce the heavily chewed pen from your pocket. Henson looks at you crazily, "Don't be crazy, don't get yourself killed." He grabs your wrist."I'm going to throw the pen so it follows it. Not try and fight a fucking xeno." You stress, "Ready to run?" You ask.He nods wordlessly, you struggle to feel confidence in the face of one of your oldest fears as your comrade looks the exact opposite of ready to run."On three. One. Two. Three." You throw the pen hard and it hits the fire extinguisher in a long arc. Fortune favours you as it collides with the now defunct Lobby Cam on the way down. You both move once you hear a rapid hiss and the ground shake from the Xeno pouncing at the monitor. A large impact and a shower of sparks dance at the edge of your peripheral vision as it's tail strikes the monitor. You both rolocate quickly, you run up the three stairs and use your slim frame to ease through a gap behind the locker Susan had you open; using the bank of lockers as a makeshift cubicle.Henson however ops for dropping and rolling under the three steps you ran up. The older man frantically getting his breathing under order as you make a realization. This Xeno is wounded, it is also bigger than the average zeno with a ribbed headcrest that point ot being a warrior.Slashes crisscross it's arms, it's head has a crack just below it's headcrest, but crucially it's abdomen carapace has suffered glancing shots from a firearm. Enough to have three glowing green dots cry out to the darkness. It is finished destorying the monitor. It is perched on the wall facing downwards and scanning the room as it retracts it's tail.It is right above the fire extinguisher.> Sneak a look at the monitors> Text order> Distraction (How)> Shoot it (what gun)> Write-In
>>1086199>Shoot the fire extinguisher. I don't remember what guns we have.
>>1086199> Sneak a look at the monitors
>>1086217Mac10 1 clipRachel's Gun Deagle 1 shot
>>1086217A mac 10 and a deagle with one shot.>>1085893
>>1086199>Shoot it (what gun)Dump the Mac 10 clip into it
>>1086222>>1086225Ah, then in that case>Shoot it, Mac 10
>>1086222>>1086225>>1086228>>1086236>Shoot it with a gunTHAT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO DO WITH A XENOMORPHTHIS IS A VERY VERY VERY BAD THINGThe Colonial Marines has EXPLOSIVE-TIPPED rounds in their pulse rifles. The gun in Alien Isolation didn't do shit to the xenomorph!You're going to get us KILLED!>Distract it by throwing something
>>1086199>throw something>Anon's unable to realize bullets simply tickle the alien rape machine. I can't believe I had to come out of lurking.
>>1086282Nothing ventured nothing gained.Plus we don't want people to think we're a giant pussy puss puss do we?
Tied between > Throw Something> Shoot itWaiting on more votes.
>>1086199> throw something other than a tantrumSince apparently bullets won't hurt it?
>>1086365>Throw somethingFuck the suicide route.You guys realize it took several round from fucking plasma shotguns to take one down, right?We have a mac10. That's 9mm rounds.
>>1086282Well how do you propose we deal with it being in our sealed office, because I don't think we're going to be able to convince it to go back in the vents
>>1086411Have you seen the alien movies? Bullets won't do shit against an Xenomorph.
>>1086417We could wrestle it.
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>1086417Roll to seduce
>>1086430Brilliant.It'll never expect that.
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>1086444Rollin' to wrassle.
>>1086199Changing my vote to>Sneak a look at the monitorsMake sure we're not missing any levers
>>1086419I think we are supposed to shoot it where it's carapace is already damaged.
>>1086406>>1086398>>1086417>>1086412>>1086312>>1086306>>1086282>>1086236>>1086228>>1086225>>1086222>>1086218>>1086217You take off your shoe and lob it to the other end of the room, producing a jump shot that your childhoo icon Charles Barkley would call passable.It goes through the air and lands in the trash, slamming down on the plastic bag with a nice little swish and thunk. That really sounded satisfying. But hearing the Xeno pounce and begin tearing into some annoyingly hardened plastic that gets everywhere. Priceless.You see the Teens fighting the Oni. Well fighting is a strong word. [THE FOOL] eats a Kanabo swing and goes flying through a wooden wall, but amazingly still lives. [THE VIRGIN] is rooting around in the kitchen and has produced an arsenal of knives, but is wiedling a cleaver as she makes her way back to the confrontation.[THE ATHLETE] sneaks behind the Oni while it follows through from homerun-ing [THE FOOL] the black boxer providing a distraction for him as he jumps on a Japanese demon's back.Berserk juice seems to be frighteningly effective. If you survive your date with a bug, you'll give Thomas some kudos.About that Xeno.It seems like it's had an ecounter with security, it's softened up - but if your Xeno lore tells you anything it's that Warriors are tougher than Drones. So it's kind of a crapshoot here.The ridges on it's headplate click together as it pierces it's inner jaws through the trashcan.> Text HARRY how to make a bomb from your control room> Text Susan and hope to hell she has her iPhone> Try Sto neak across room to the hotline and call DIRECTOR (say what?)> New Distraction> Write-In
>>1086470>Aim for the damaged carapace>Use Deagle We have to kill this thing quickly. Virgin is in the fucking room with the Oni.Even if we lose a limb, we can't fail tonight.
>>1086470Text Susan and tell her we need bigger guns. Also cassie, in case she even has a separate phone and is still with security.Maybe the virgin would turn back for a bit if she heard some obnoxious knocking on the front door.
> Text HARRY how to make a bomb from your control roomif we can't find materials then>Text Susan and hope to hell she has her Iphone.
>>1086504FUck it I'll go with this guys suggestion.
>>1086555>>1086504>>1086502>>10864861:22am I'm packing it in for tonight.We dodged a [BAD END] tonight gentlemen.I don't want to say good work, but it was something.
>>1086603There are still plenty of opportunities for a bad end to come, I'm sure.
>>1086603Thanks for running Star
>>1086470I'm not well versed in Xenomorph physiology, but its body's tissues are composed, at least in part, of acid, right?...It's a long shot, but what if that acid fills a similar role for the Xenomorph that carbon plays in our bodies?Now, it's been a long while since I studied chemistry, but I recall that:Acid + Base --> Salt + WaterSo what if we told chem to pump a powerful base into the room to neutralize the Xenomorph's acidic physiology?Of course, we'd probably need to find gas masks, or an alternate oxygen supply if we wanted to survive in such an environment...
>>1087737Throw a sack of baking soda at it? LOLBut no. Acid is not an element, it is a molecule with a high positive charge, IIRC. So it can't replace carbon (also if you are going by Alien Resurrection they couldn't combine DNA with ripley if they were that different). I think it is just their blood that is acidic. It would probably fuck them up if you managed to effect their blood ph somehow though.
>>1087807> I think it is just their blood that is acidic. It would probably fuck them up if you managed to effect their blood ph somehow though.Mhm...Would it even be feasible to do that without directly injecting a Basic solution directly into it?...Honestly, the more I think about the idea of using bases to harm the Xenomorph the less sure I am about it...Initially, I thought that there would be no harm in trying, until I remembered that strong Bases can still be pretty dangerous to humans...Worse case scenario is that we try, the Xenomorph is completely uneffected, and Henson and James get chemical burns...I'm also not sure if dispersing a strong base in a gaseous state is even possible, let alone effective method of neutralizing acids...Even if it is possible, and the Xenomorph inhales a fuckton of the stuff, how much damage could it realistically do?Enough to kill it?Enough to scare it off?Enough to mildly irritate it off?...I wish I payed more attention to my chemistry classes in high school...
Resuming in an hour or two.Need food and doggo walking first.
>>1086504>>1086502>>1086486With shaking hands and bated breath you frantucally hammer out a message to HARRY. "Monster in control. Need bomb, how do?"Your friend surprises you by responding within 10 secdons, a bulletpointed list in lowercase sggesting he had anticipated or dreamed of this scenario. "You will need, your belt, Henson's glasses, a half dozen exposed wires and a firearm. Respond when ready for assembly" Problem is Henson is under the stairs, you're six feet from the top of those stairs, the Xeno is on the far wall, fascinated by the sparking wires making their noises.You might be able to move.> Get ton Henson, Belt + Glasses is two off the list> Move to the back of Susan's station - disassemble the radio thingmajig there> Move next to Director Hotline> Cry> Write-In
>>1088085>> Get ton Henson, Belt + Glasses is two off the list
> Get ton Henson, Belt + Glasses is two off the listIf we can't then we go nuclear> Move next to Director Hotline
>>1088170>>1088157>>1088127You quickly extricate yourself from your hiding place and move to the stairs, making as much haste as you can while hunched over like a geriatric doing situps.You move down the stairs, your feet hitting the metal steps ringing out around the room. Some long forgotten self preservation instinct bids you throw yourself to the side, sheltering yourself behind a bank of consoles as the Xeno goes towards the stairs. From your vantage point on the floor you look into the face of Henson, all colour gone and his demeanor that of a ninety year old man rather than a fairly fit fifty year old. The Warrior approaches the stairs slowly, it's tail coiling behind it like a scorpion's as it readies to attack the stairs. Hensons' skull will be like paper before a shotgun.> Do something (What?)> Close your eyes> Panic> Text Someone> Write-In
>>1088443Oh god, please let's don't fuck this up.Shoot it with deagle.
>>1088443What are the chances of Henson being able to throw us his glasses, us picking up and making a run for it successfully?Or would it be better if we throw him our belt, then shout "Monster control! Bomb Assmebly!" then fukken leg it?
>>1088516If shit is being thrown there's a chance the alien will go for it.At this stage it better be a good fucking distraction though.
>>1088443Text HARRY to make an explosion somewhere that is loud enough to be heard anywhere in the facilityDoesnt need to be strong, just loud. highest decibels possible
>>1088490>>1088516>>10885291 for shoot1 for Henson tossing glasses1 for Text HARRY for large BOOMThe ties that bind.
>text harry for large boom.
>>1088623I'll switch my >>1088490 to texting HARRY.Phone posting, so ID probably won't match.
>>1088443Text HARRY, loud boom time.
>>1088664>>1088669>>1088679Got roped into a tabletop session to play a villain, give me 10 to recover my voice and then I'll write tonight's last update.
>>1089032Hell yeah, you kill those heroes good?
>>1089047I had 1 hero trapped.Got to go full jigsaw.He failed the challenge, the witness he gave up to the press died. He killed the reporter he gave her up to in an effort to save her the pain of the surgery I forced him to do.I got his confessing to being the leak in the corsec on holovid and got to kill the guy who betrayed me in warhammer and 5ed. All while spouting poetry and insulting limericks in a gravelly voice as a character I was plotting the next moves for to the DM for months.As a Poet/TV guy who really enjoy the Kevin Owens Sami Zayn rivalry we have across systems. I feel Reeeeeaallllll good about my life right now.Carbonite bath for him between sessions.
>>1089069God, that sounds awesome.I would have loved to bear witness.
>>1088664>>1088669>>1088679>>1089047You blindly text in the span of a breath as you watch the bladed tail twicth in preparation, "HARRY MAKF SOME NOIRE!""The base shakes.The control room is plunged into blackness, except for the blinking blue light of your manual power button.The Xeno moves in a cacophony of carapace on meta and concrete.You are blind.Henson exhales.> Hit the power> Get Glasses from Henson> Get Wires from the nearest Console> Write-In
Going to bed. Will update ASAP tomorrow. Got college so maybe noon GMT.
>>1089292>Get Wires from nearest ConsoleFucking Xeno might still be over there.
>>1089292>Get Wires from the nearest Console
>>1089292> Get Wires from the nearest ConsoleHope that exhale doesn't get Henson killed.
>>1089292Seconding this course of action: >>1089331Additionally, Star, does James have a general idea of where the Alien is, or is moving around took erratically to keep track of?
>>1089744My next update is going to be on mobile and I'm literally only out of bed due to vomiting right now.James don't know shit besides, "here are lockers. Here are Consoles.I'm flipping coins to see what Xeno does most turns.
>>1089896Damn dude, thanks but get some rest if you're feeling like shit, we wont hold it against you
>>1089896star, go rest.You cant run well if you're sick.
>>1089896Just rest dude.
>>1089896Dude, just rest, take it easy, and get better. Anon can wait for this quest until you're feeling better, alright?
>>1089896Go and recuperate Star...We aren't going anywhere...
>>1090150>>1090049>>1090015>>1089961>>1089917>>1089744>>1089457>>1089443>>1089331Objectives are wire locations, Henson and the hotline to the directorThis is all I'm doing today.Fuck me this ritual will never end at this rate.
>>1091473I dont want to but go for the wires retreat to under the stairs. this is all bad
>>1089292> Get Wires from the nearest ConsoleStar your resolve is most admirable
>>1091473I'm seconding this course of action: >>1092540
In case anyone's still checking: Back on my feet, i'm about 80% functioning and stuck in college. Next Part monday night so I can recover and work the pain in the ass double shifts I have on weekend.
>>1094827I will await your return eagerly Star, but do be careful not to push yourself too hard...
>>1101310Unfortunately, we don't have any sticky tape on hand...The Xenos raided the facility's offices and stole our entire supply...