It's been another day of straight traveling since you woke up from your rather nice sleep next to Sierra.You're currently alone in camp because Sierra and Goo Hwi are making a trip to another nearby town to grab more supplies and check to make sure you're going the right way.So, you find yourself with some free time on your hands.> Start working on the Gauntlet you bought.> Inventory Check> Walk around> Other
>>1733688> Inventory Check
>>1733688> Start working on the Gauntlet you bought.Time to work on it since we are well rested.
>Start working on the gauntlet you bought
>>1733709>>1733727It's a rusted piece of shit, but maybe you can learn something.Writin'
>>1733736And it allows us to use our new cool tools
>>1733688You pull out the Decrepit Magitech Gauntlet. Ever since you got it, you've been itching to pull it apart. It's not like you've never worked on gauntlets before, but it was always patchjobs and repairs. This'll be the first time you're able to actually examine every piece to figure out how this things function.The Toolbox you found also had a nice Screwdriver, Wirecuters, and Wrench alongside that multitool, so you pull out the basic tools and lay out the gauntlet on the grass.With a grin on your face, you get to work.> Roll me three 1d100+7's
>>1733758Here we go
Rolled 38 + 7 (1d100 + 7)>>1733758
Rolled 17 + 7 (1d100 + 7)>>1733758
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>1733758 >>1733764Fuck, Forgot to RollSorry i'm new.
>>173377950. Takes you exactly as long as you thought it would.Writin'
>>1733785that bad uh?
When was the last time we had a roll above 50
>>1733827Hey at least it isn't a combat roll.
>>1733758It takes a while for all the reasons you imagined. The thing is only just barely not falling apart. Rust has gotten into every crevice and the entire thing is one solid hit away from shattering.So, you take it slow, carefully dissecting every last inch and screw. Time fades into the background, and all there is in your mind is the methodical movement of your hands and the constant studying of the Gauntlet.Eventually, you're left with a pile of worthless scrap metal and a new wealth of knowledge.You have lost:> 1 Magitech Gauntlet (Decrepit)You have gained:> Intimate knowledge of how Magitech Gauntlets are designed and structured!> The ability to design and build you own custom Magitech Gauntlets!> A +15 additional bonus onto all rolls involving Magitech Gauntlets while using Maintenance, Modify, or Build Skills!You wipe the sweat from your brow and get to work cleaning up your work area.Now what?> Inventory Check> Take a walk around> Other
>>1733827You guys have been rolling rather well so far. You've only had a single nat 100, but you've gotten plenty of 90+ rolls.
>>1733931>> Inventory Check
>>1733931> Take a walk around
>>1733931> Inventory Check
>>1733931> OtherTake care our tools. What is a artificier without his tools? Also toss away the metal scraps that once were the gaunlet.>>1733934We still have the converted faint point to.
>>1733957Correct, you have 1 FATE POINT saved up.
>>1733938>>1733944>>1733957Time to check over our belongings. And maybe some maintenance.Writin'
>>1733931Once you're done cleaning, you decide it's time to go over your gear. Before, though, you check over the tools you've gained from the Ruins.You haven't used the Multitool yet so you set it aside; you're not sure you'd be able to understand the intricacies of such a device, so it's probably for the best. You do check over your new Screwdriver, Wirecuters, and Wrench. It quickly becomes evident that even these are higher quality than you're used to, since aside from a few smudges and stains that you easily remove there's almost no evidence of the passing of the years.Setting them all back inside the Toolbox, you get to your bag.Inventory:> 1 Heavy Cloak with Hood> 1 Concealed Dagger> 1 Change of Clothing> 15 Silver Coins> 39 Copper Coins> 6 Ration Packs> 10 bandages> 2 canteens (mostly full)> 1 Good Quality Broadsword> 1 Artifact Tool Box> 1 Ancient Grade Welder/Cutting Torch Multitool> 1 High Quality Screwdriver> 1 High Quality Wirecuters> 1 High Quality WrenchNow what?> Take a walk around> Other
>>1733997> Take a walk aroundLet's enjoy the outdoors.
>>1733997>> OtherChange our clothes, it been like a week with the same clothes> Take a walk around
>>1733997This here. We should take a bath to. Or not i don't know how hygiene works in this setting.>>1734008
>>1734006>>1734008>>1734023>>1734030It's been a while; you should really clean yourself up.Writin'
>>1734023Medieval times people used animal fat, to make soap. Then used the soap in tubs of water to clean once self. Roman times, people used scented oils, and other smell good things, took baths with just water, and scrape the oils off the body after letting them soak.
>>1733997It's a nice day out, and you'd like a chance to stretch your legs while you can.So, you get up, and get ready to go. Only to realize just how bad you smell. Seriously, you absolutely reek. It makes sense, since there's no way that you've been able to clean yourself lately, what with being unconscious and traveling and all that.Grabbing the only other change of clothing you have, you pack up your belongings and go to find the nearest river to rinse off.You enjoy a rather nice walk through the warm forest. It takes a bit, but you don't mind all that much, and before too long you find a flowing river.Setting down your belongings and your clothes on a nearby rock, you take off your boots and socks, enjoying the feeling of the bare earth and riverbank under your feet. Walking up to the water, you find that the water is absolutely freezing.You wince slightly, this is going to be rather jarring no matter how you do it. Putting off the choice until you've stripped down entirely, you now have to face it again.How do you want to get into the water?> Jump straight into a deep part> Ease yourself in the shallows> Other
>>1734058> Jump straight into a deep partGet it over with.
>>1734058> Jump straight into a deep partballs to the wall mang
>>1734058>> Jump straight into a deep partI have a pool and I know how it's done:^)
>>1734064>>1734067>>1734073Look out below.> Roll me three 1d100's
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>1734080
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>1734080;^)
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>1734080
>>1734058Finding a spot deep enough that you won't have to worry about breaking your legs, you grit your teeth and jump straight in.It's [i]freezing[/i]. For a moment, while you're completely submerged you can feel the cold physically biting into your body. But, thankfully, the moment passes and your body adjusts.Wasting no time, you scrub yourself down, having to do with your bare hands, but you still are able to get most of the dirt and muck out of your skin and hair.You definitely feel a lot better than before, but the water is still cold as all hell so you waste no time getting out and getting yourself into that clean set of clothing. You leave off your socks and shoes for now, content with just lying down on the rock while you slowly dry off.You're considering a nap when you get another mental message from Sierra.> Come join us in town, we managed to get ourselves a free ride out to Shirahoro.> - SierraWell, that's nice.What now?> Head over to town> Continue relaxing> Other
>>1734174> OtherPack all our shit first, leave nothing behind> Head over to town
>>1734174> OtherFill the canteens up while we're at it.> Head over to town
>>1734198>>1734187Our Canteens are mostly filled. Also we need to boil even river water to not get sick
>>1734221Mostly doesn't mean completely. We'll find some place to boil 'em eventually
>>1734235Just move the water around the canteens. So now you have a completely filled one and half filled one. You drink the Half filled one then fill it up at the river.
>>1734183>>1734187>>1734198>>1734221>>1734235>>1734251Gather our belongings, fill up our water supply, and get moving> Roll me three 1d100's
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>1734270
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>1734270
>>1734286Well that is cool i guess. lolCan we turn this into another FP?
>>1734286Thank you based water gods
>>1734286That's a Natural 100. Would you guys like to turn that crit into a normal success and bank 1 FATE POINT?
>>1734302Yes please that will make us have 2 FP.
>>1734309>>1734311>>1734319You have gained 1 FATE POINT!> FATE POINTS: 2100 -> Good SuccessWritin'
>>1734174As nice out as it is, it's time to go. You top off your canteens, make sure all your belongings are together, and then set off.Goo Hwi gave you directions to the town before he left, and you have no problem remembering them. Stepping through the woods feels natural as can be, doubtless due to your countless hours of wandering.It's about 30 mins before you make your way out of the foliage and find a path. From there, it's easy to simply follow it to the town. This place is a relatively nice town, and it's not hard to figure out why.There's a mainline train set up to go straight through the outskirts of town. Guessing that this is probably the aforementioned 'ride', you head over there post haste.And you're right, you can see Sierra and Goo Hwi hanging around by a small crowd of people. Walking towards them, the elf catches sight of you and waves you forwards."So," You begin, "What's the catch for our ride?"Sierra has the decency to look guilty at your question, though Goo Hwi just laughs at you before responding."The Head Engineer is in need of an assistant, and the Owner of the trainline believes there will be an attempt to kidnap him and his family on this trip. You can guess where we come in".Great.> I'll be ending things here. Part 4 will most likely resume some time tonight; I'll let you all know.
>>1734449Good old merc work. also that is cool maybe we cna learn a thing or two with the engineer.
>>1734449Things will continue in about 10 mins.
>>1735403heres hoping it's not measured in Soon(TM) time*
>>1735439Not this time.Writin'
>>1735444nice trips.Time to go and work on the railroad.
>>1734449There really wasn't much more to the story from what Goo Hwi told you originally. The deal was simply that the ride would be free so long as the Owner and his family arrived in Shirahoro safely and the train didn't spontaneously explode somewhere along the way. You frowned there at the implied slight against you, but you really don't have much experience running a full-fledged train.Now, though, you find yourself walking up to the front of the train instead of to the First-Class carriage Sierra and the Old Man were. So while they get to go meet with the Owner and enjoy living the high life, you get to meet the Head Engineer.Joy. At least you're surrounded with magitech.You'll admit that the train is pretty up there for what's a commercial transport. All the cars have an intercom, lighting, clean(ish) seats, and some kind of climate control, all under a carpeted or chrome finish.Pretty snazzy.Still, you're not going to be there; you've got an actual job to do here. So you continue on your way up to the front of the train.Finally, you make it to the part of the train the average customer isn't supposed to be walking around in. Going a bit further, you make it to what seems to be a heavily reinforced door with an assortment of noises coming out of it. One of which is a man cursing like a sailor.You:> Knock> Barge right in> Other
>>1735526> Barge right inthis is our hood now
>>1735526> KnockBe polite dammit. Also may i say Op i really like how you are leading our artificer in this wonderfull world. But it might be because my dad used to be a boat mechanic.
>>1735543>>1735553>>1735561Perhaps being polite is a smart idea.>>1735582Good to hear.
>>1735526You walk up to the door and calmly knock on it.Five seconds later, you bash your fist against the metal repeatedly.The cursing stops and you hear someone walk up to the door. It gets yanked open, and a graying man smoking a pipe looks at you."Didn't you see the sign, blue eyes? 'No civilians past this point'; it's for a reason".You blanch; did no one seriously tell this guy you were coming?"I'm not a passenger, I'm John, the Artificer that's helping you out until we get to Shirahoro".He looks confused, "No one told me that we were picking up help. Whatever, so long as you can use this magitech crap I don't care".He leaves the door open as he leaves, so you follow through and shut the door behind you. What you enter into is clearly the main engine room for this train. The oven for burning coal coke is straight in front of you, with all the assorted dials and valves you'd expect to see from a steam engine. Around you, strangely enough, is what looks to be a small scale workshop."Since you're here, here's your first test," The man walks over to where there's a terminal set into one of the walls. You gather it's probably hooked up to the other magitech systems in the train, "This thing stopped working a while ago, and I need it back up in running before we can leave. Get to work".He points at the 'problem'. Guess it's time to be the 'solution'. So you walk over to it and take a look.Then you reach down below the screen and hit the 'ON/OFF' button. The terminal lights up and loads without a problem. There's a very awkward silence in the air, before it's interrupted by a chime noise. Curious, you reach out and touch the symbol. What's evidently some kind of playback program loads and a man's voice comes out of a nearby speaker."Hey, Naofumi. I know you're probably stuck trying to figure out how to work the machines without Sarah around, but know that we've got some extra help joining us for this leg of the journey. One of them is some kind of Artificer by the name of John. Anyways, I'll be handling the other two. Talk to you later"....> "I fixed it"> "That's me"> "You really suck with Magitech, don't you"> Other
>>1735667> "That's me"
>>1735667> "That's me"Cue smug grin.
>>1735678>>1735681>>1735685You have a feeling you're going to enjoy this.Writin'
>>1735667"That's me, by the way," You probably shouldn't, but you can't help but feel smug.Naofumi looks irritated at you, but then he relaxes and smiles at you."Good; congratulations, welcome to the crew. You're now in charge of the maintenance of ALL the Magitech on this train. Have fun".Wait what.He laughs at your expression, before turning and walking over to the coal coke oven and beginning to work....This is going to be interesting...Now what?> Check out the terminal> Check the stock of what's in the workshop> Leave the room and take a better look at what's on the train> Other
>>1735755> Check out the terminal
>>1735755>> Check out the terminal
>>1735755>Check out the terminal
>>1735764>>1735766>>1735770>>1735775Let's see what the terminal has in store for us.Writin'
>>1735755 > Check out the terminal
>>1735788A mass of wires all crossed between themselfs even some halfley attached right? Knowing people in real life i really doubt they take care of the internal machinery. Because unless it's broken and it isn't working it doesn't need fixing.
>>1735799The Terminal is in perfect condition, it just needed to be turned on.>>1735755You turn back to the terminal; perhaps you should start here.A few pokes and you've managed to navigate yourself to what looks to be a kind of main menu.Your options here are:> General Diagnostics Scan> Air Climate Control Center> Systems Map> EMERGENCY BRAKING SYSTEMWhat do you want to look at first?> Pick an option> Leave
>>1735805> Systems Map
>>1735805> Pick an option>> General Diagnostics Scan
>>1735805> General Diagnostics Scan
>>1735805> Pick an option> Systems Map
>>1735805>> Systems Map
>>1735815>>1735816>>1735823>>1735824>>1735830Systems Map, then a General Diagnostics Scan.Let's start simple.Writin'
>>1735839Need to see what is what then once we know it we can do a scan and fix things once they start to show off after the scan.
>>1735805You got a pretty good idea of where everything was on your walk here. But you should probably look through the Systems Map first to get a better idea of where everything is.So you do. And it's a good thing you do because who ever programmed this was very thorough in their work.The map details every magitech based system on the train, car by car. You quickly note where you can find local access nodes to enter into the system, where all the major wires link up, and the layout of the first class carriages. You're not entirely sure how Sierra and Goo Hwi are handling security detail, but you imagine you can help out.After looking through it all, you click out and start a up the General Diagnostics Scan.As it's beginning, you hear someone else knocking at the door. Naofumi gives you a look before returning to work, so you walk over and open the door up.It's Sierra."John! I thought I'd find you here," She looks, almost nervous, her eyes darting around before settling on yours, "Do you have a minute to talk, out here?""Yeah, I do," The Scan will run without you, so you walk out with the elf and close the heavy door behind you."I'll cut to the chase," Sierra motions for you to join her over on the side of the car, "We met with the Owner and discussed who he believes will be attempting an attack on him and his family during the next day or so. He claims that the Genovese Family has been conflicting against him acquiring some new territory in Shirahoro. Other than that, we don't really know much. What're your thoughts on this".You keep your poker face up as much as you can.Because you do have a thought about this: you used to work for the Genovese Syndicate.> And that's where things will end for tonight. As usual, I'll be around to answer any questions. We'll be starting up again sometime tomorrow, so see you all then.
>>1735901Thanks for the thread QM. Did anyone archive the last one?
>>1735901>you used to work for the Genovese Syndicate.if the ones in Ops pic are the Genovese then i already know who's side i will be.
>>1735925I don't believe so. If you're familiar with suptg by all means go right ahead.>>1735926There's a reason John tried his hardest to get away from the twisted, tangled web of businesses whose heads double as crime lords.
Hey people. Back from 2 day trip. Sorry wasn't able to quest with you guys. (Public wi-fi is a bitch.) I'll be able to join as usual now.
>>1735940Welcome back, you came back just as things are getting interestin'. And are being put on pause until tomorrow.
>>1735935No i'm Not unfortunately. I'm new to posting in General , I Usually just Watch the quests on suptg but this quest was so good that i had to be a part of it
>>1735953Hey, StoryT. Did we ever save the parts to the gauntlet we dismantled?And is Shirahoro a large city?
>>1735956All good. And I'm glad to have you; thanks for your participation.
>>1735969The gauntlet was turned into a pile of worthless rusted scrap and broken screws.And Shirahoro is a port city with a healthy trading market. Before you ask, yes, you will find the supplies there to begin building your own Magitech.
>>1735935StoryT what did we used to do to the Genovese and how did we managed to get away from it?Also we are tottaly hunkering down on the engine room
>>1735982I wasn't there for the build a quest thread, but are there any primitive guns?like flintlock pistols
>>1735989The family that managed to drag your comatose corpse out of Westmire has ties to the Genovese Syndicate. They used those ties to set up a new life for themselves, and you ended up working for them because they needed an Artificer who could be trusted to keep their damn mouth shut and you need a job to survive. You spent several years working for them through short-term contracts. After building up enough experience, you left to avoid getting too deep in with what's essentially a mafia. Considering you were always professional, and never attempted to betray them, most of the major players in Airgird didn't mind you leaving. You currently have a semi-friendly relation with the family, though some of them aren't too happy with you.>>1735994We're well beyond flintlocks, Anon. At least in certain areas with the proper infrastructure.> pic related
>>1736024One day We'll have a smaller version of that Mounted to our gauntlet> We Mega man now
>>1736024Well it will be interesting.
>>1736035Why limit yourself
>>1736045You don't even know the half of it yet.
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>1736049I'll build us that, one roll at a time.
>>1736049>Genovesse force you to make Magi tech for them.Unbeknownst to them you're making a literal suit of power armor.I'm loving this quest more and more
People, we aren't forgetting that we'll learn transmutation via magi-tech with our gauntlet and build our own smexy golem, right?
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>1736049Nat 100
>>1736080All things considered, building an EXO suit isn't very far out of your skill set. You'll need some experience with building powered armor and legs, but you can work towards that.>>1736084The Genovese Crime Family did Nothing Wrong.>>1736095I love how this quest almost has factions already.
>>1736095I never thought of that.The very first quest i saw was about a golemeter so i'm down for that route.
>>1736095Anon we need to get a Centaur with us. To have our own personal "mound"
>>1736095>>1736122>>1736131All we need is the pirate Anon to come back and we'll have all three of the main factions of Artificer Quest here with us.
>>1736145HORSE PUSSY IS MY LIFEI would be graceful if you allow us to follow through with my wishes
>>1736145>The Centuar-Lovers>The Pirates>The Transmutation Artificers
>>1736169John has some very strange voices in his head.
Rolled 8, 9, 5, 3, 2, 8, 6, 10, 1, 1 = 53 (10d10)I will hit 100 niggaI will become War Machine, Nigga.We Wuz Mechsuits n Shit
>>1736183Once we arrive to Shirahoro, I think that'll be the perfect time that we decide which voice will be the dominant one.
Rolled 55, 42, 75, 91, 61, 53, 81, 73, 53, 78 = 662 (10d100)>>1736197The Gambler? I think he should be the Gambler.
>>1736202We'll add that to the list of voices.
>>1736169How about a alliance? Between each faction, we all allow John to build a Centaur, a sexy golem and be a pirate? What do you say to that?
>>1736223Fuck I mixed them up.Allow join to have a Centaur, build a sexy golem and be a pirate.
>>1736223Golems don't mix with pirates.I'll take a centaur over an elf anyday
>>1736234Alright, I agree to those terms. The pirate anon is not here anyway. I like the Centaur since we can ride her and in more ways than one.
>>1736223>>1736234I'll have a truce between the Transmutation Artificers and Centaur-Lovers. Think, we can make a Centaur Golem. However, Anon is right, pirates and golems don't go together so my main choice is Centaurs and Golems.
>>1736243Or maybe She's sick of being ridden and wants to do the riding for a change.
>>1736251I say we need to use the strength of both our factions/clans. Centaurs are not the same if they are using tech not flesh and bone. And some anons would want a pure golem unstained by Centaur-lovers.>>1736257Maybe riding her is only allow if we gain her trust, and become her best friend.
>>1736263Sounds like a plan.
>>1736263I say we strive for a party containing a centaur and our own golem. All in favor say "aye".
Rolled 64, 77, 45, 50, 90, 12, 36, 15, 92, 23, 64, 13, 63, 12, 67, 43, 77, 16, 73, 44 = 976 (20d100)>>1736277Nay, just pirates gambling a LOT
>>1736196Also, the fact that we can wear our golem like an armored suit could cater to your Warmachine needs, too, Arturas
Would you guys see a little fantasy thing I was working on a little while ago?
>>1736309Give it to me
Was playing around with Hero Forge and made a Fantasy Tactical Force Team.Description:Half-Dragons, with their tough scales and even tougher demeanor provide perfect support among shielded units in the Task Force. Armed with a Machine Pistol, a Riot Shield, and a Broadsword, the Shield Unit can draw enemy fire away from aliees and hold down important objectives with excellent defense.(1/6)
>>1736333Sounds over powered.
Description:With a long history of engineering, smelting, and hard-labor, dwarves make the perfect fit among the Engineering Unit of the Task-Force. Armed with a Shotgun and their trusted tools, they can disarm bombs, build barricades, and set-up traps.(2/6)
Description:Elves have a keen eye and excellent accuracy. This make them fantastic Snipers. Armed with a long-range rifle of their choice and a crossbow (holstered on the back) they can provide long-range support and eliminate VIPs with one shot(s).(3/6)
Gnomes are small, quick-witted, mischievous creatures, making them perfect spies and assassins. Armed with a silenced pistol and a dagger they can provide reconnaissance against your enemies and assassinate VIPs with the swipe of a dagger.
Having almost super-human strength, Orcs make perfect breaching units of the Task Force. Armed with a maul and an assault rifle, they can breach walls, doors, an ceilings with a couple of blows to enter vital points and objective areas.(5/6)
Fuck Humans. They're normal as fuck. That's why I made them assault units. What else are you gonna do with them?(6/6)
Alright that's it. Hero forge is actually pretty nice website. Originally it's made to make small figurines for, say, table-top games like D and D. You can make them and order them and shit.
>>1736403I like the ideas and settingFor criticismI think the Dwarf should be replaced with a goblin. They're more know with explosives and Engineering.You can put the Dwarf with the assault and he can keep the Shotgun.Humans can be grunts.
>>1736333>>1736345>>1736363>>1736385>>1736400>>1736403One of the ideas I had for a story, depending on if I got a relevant setting during the build a quest, was actually Modern Fantasy SWAT.
>>1736277Aye, but only if ye be buildin' a crew of mechapirates, you buccaneers. Ah, and also a fine sail and ye ole jolly roger ontop of 'oer centaur - she be makin a fine sailin on a sea of earth.
>>1736809Magitech Airship Pirates?
>>1736950when are you playing next, my time zones keep getting mixed up so in how many hours?
>>1736975I'll be writing the next part in a few minutes; just finishing up my lunch. I'm at work rn but I'll be able to sporadically update during it. I get out in about 8 hours so I'll be back on my computer after that.
>>1737008Fuck, I hope there are enough golem bros to make important decisions while I'm gone
>>1737008the hell kinda job do you have where you can write this during work hours?I can barely pick up my phone without getting glares or the dreaded stern-talking-to
>>1735901"That's... really not all that much to go on, huh?" You force out an answer to Sierra. You really can't blab out to her that you might be friends with the people who might be attacking the train.Thankfully, you're saved from further awkwardness by a muted chime through the door. Asking for Sierra to give you a second, you walk back into the workshop and approach the terminal.For the most part, things look alright. There's a few bits of minor maintenance you'll need to do, and already one complaint about the climate control not working in one of the cars, but you've got all the tools and spare parts you could need here with you.You'll need to pick one to start off with, though. That one is:> Routine Maintenance> Climate Control> Other
>>1737036start with climate control, then do the matenance in that cart as well.customers come first after all
>>1737036> Climate ControlGotta fix the needs of the passengers.
>>1737020I got you covered mate, goloms before everything>>1737036and are there enough scrap to begin making and EXO gauntlet in the workshop?
>>1737036> Climate Control
>>1737050>>1737052>>1737053>>1737070>>1737102The A/C is broken again, great. We'll need more than a spanner to fix it however.Writin'
>>1737036You decide to deal with the complaint first. So you pull out your Toolbox, grab some spare parts and toss 'em in, and leave your bag in the workshop. However, as you're about to leave, something ticks in your memory and you check the terminal again to be sure.It's a good thing you do, because there's no terminals aside from this one. The rest of the magitech is routed through nodes placed in each of the cars.You quickly realize that you're going to need a Gauntlet of some sorts to interface with those nodes. Going through the inventory of the workshop, you quickly find a basic frame and screen that you can attach to it and get to work.> Roll me three 1d100+20's please
Rolled 24 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>1737142Gonna get chilly
>>1737142HELL YES MAGITECH GOhopefully there is strength enhancements and some combat benefits along with the tech benifits
Rolled 48 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>1737142
Rolled 29 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>1737149dice, god damnit
>>173715068, Good Success.>>1737149We're basically building a device to interface with the maintenance nodes. So, currently, no combat/strength bonuses. However, what you do with that gauntlet while we have free time is up to you all...
>>1737160>We're basically building a device to interface with the maintenance nodes. And you say we are building it out of random scrap inside the train? Geez why aren't we employed? Just doing this must have saved the train some money.
>>1737142A few minutes later, you strap the gauntlet to your arm and give the screen an experimental tap. The power source activates without an issue, and the device asks for an input. Perfect.Grabbing your things, you leave the workshop and motion for Sierra to follow you while you head towards the car in question.As you expected, there's already people settling in for the trip.The two of you walk in a comfortable silence.Say something?> "So, how're the rooms?"> "So, you're a Mage huh?"> "You have any thoughts on all of this?"> Other
>>1737165I say we ask for a bonus or compensation after we're done.
>>1737165The workshop had the spare parts in case things broke. You just stuck 'em together. >>1737171Also, forgot:You have obtained:> 1 Magitech Gauntlet (Good Quality)!> You can now interface with the trains maintenance nodes!
>>1737171hows the room, and ask about her abilities. wait till we are alone before asking about arrangements of security
>>1737171> "Have any thoughts on all of this?"
>>1737171> OtherExplain to her what we are going to do and ask her since she is used to deal with people, since she worked as a inn keeper to be the face while you fix the CC it will be great if we don't have a angry guy/girl on our neck while we fix stuff.
>>1737179>The workshop had the spare parts in case things broke. You just stuck 'em together. Just because i have the spare parts to build a motor doesn't mean i know how to put then together. And in a company this kind of stuff is saving then money by the end.>>1737172Nah i say we keep the gaunlet we made for ourselfs as payment.
>>1737185changing to this, but still don't talk about security unless we are alone
>>1737179> 1 Magitech Gauntlet (Good Quality)!Pic related
>>1737196I saw we upgrade it and learn some transmutation and enchantment when we get to the city. Golem faction ftw.
>>1737228I saw we go like fuckin' Gaara and specialize in sand because:- sand can be made by just grounding up rock and dirt which can be done with the sand that we'll already have.- sand is an extremely versatile material.- it's fuckin' sand!Can I get some "ayes" in here?
>>1737233Sand Is hard to turn into Blocks let alone Humanoid shapes. We would have to be a wizard or have some kind of gravity tech to pull that off. Let's try with stone and work our way up.
>>1737233Plus we can make glass weapons on whim (the sand we control can make enough friction to give off heat hot to make glass.)>>1737237We just have to learn transmutation and enchantment which are both low-level spell specializations which is ever more easier by the fact that we have our own magic-tech gauntlet already.
>>1737237Also sand can harden with ease. What the fuck are you even saying New Fag?
>>1737258Not the hardening but the molding is the problem for me. That's a lot of Sand to mold to make a proper golem. We would need like a Cast or something.
>>1737265We'll figure it out.
>>1737196A bit less sophisticated than that, but not too far off the mark.>>1737189Normally, Naofumi has a Magitech assistant to handle all this, so this train already has an Artificer on payroll. Strange how she's unavailable for this train ride however...Also, do you really want to work for a company that's stepping on the toes of a crime syndicate you're familiar with?>>1737185>>1737191Time for some maintenance and PR.Writin'
>>1737288>Strange how she's unavailable for this train ride however...She sabotaged the train didn't she?Or maybe she is just on vacation.
>>1737288>Also, do you really want to work for a company that's stepping on the toes of a crime syndicate you're familiar with?Nah i pass. Besides i would like to help the Genovese then this guy.
guys make the golems out of the toughest stuff you can, preferably something like magic infused metal, and I want this to be a PERSON not just a machine, so magic personalitysand I need to go so don't die or I will be annoyed
>>1737319I have to go too soon. You were supposed to stay to preserve the golem master race. Now we only got one golem bro
>>1737319That's why we'll learn enchantment.
>>1737304Who knows...>>1737171You want to ask Sierra a few more personal questions, but now's not really the time. You've got a job to do, though maybe you can take advantage of the added staff you've got next to you."Hey, Sierra, mind doing me a favor?" She looks over at you and nods while the two of you walk, "I'm going over to take care of a customer complaint about the Climate Control not working. Do you mind take care of them if they start getting in my way? I figure you've probably done that kind of thing before"."Yeah, I could do that," She looks a bit down, though it doesn't last long, "Sure, I can help you out".You go to respond when the door you're about to open bursts open. Backstepping immediately, you narrowly avoid running into a male elf carrying a tray of food.Your first thought is that he's a waiter, but his casual clothes tell you otherwise. He gives you a sleazy grin before speaking, "Woah there big guy; trying to steal my lunch now?"He laughs at a joke he didn't make and you let him pass without a word. Walking away while whistling to himself out of tune, the elf sits himself down on the other side of the car.You don't pay him anymore mind, as you walk through to the next car and immediately see a poor staff member trying and failing to placate an irate passenger.Looks like you've found your complaintant.> Motion Sierra to take care of him while you go to the node.> Join Sierra in talking to the customer.
>>1737326blame my grandparents bad healthbye guys, back in an few hours
>>1737335> Motion Sierra to take care of him while you go to the node.Let's fix the problem and be on our marry way.
>>1737335> Motion Sierra to take care of him while you go to the node.
>>1737335>> Motion Sierra to take care of him while you go to the node.Let's get Sierra to do it. We've got to get climate control under control or people are going to start getting strokes.
>>1737342>>1737343>>1737344>>1737365Let the face face and the tech tech.Writin'
>>1737335You motion for Sierra to go do her thing. She gives you one last nod before turning and walking over to the aid of that poor worker.While she does that, you head over to the access port. It's in a hole in the wall closet close to the doorway leading to the next car. A, human, man exits what appears to be the food car and walks past you with his lunch. You open the door to the closet and slip in.A dim light flickers on in response to the movement as you look around the room. Part of the wall is open, exposing a line of neatly tied together wiring running out of sight. You quickly find the access port and, after pulling a connecting cable out of your toolbox that you aquired from the workshop, you jack in.Turning on your screen, you find yourself at yet another list of options.> Local Diagnostics Scan> Local Air Climate Control Center> LOCAL EMERGENCY BRAKING OVERRIDENow what?> Pick one> Leave
>>1737437> Local Air Climate Control Center
>>1737437> Local Diagnostics Scan
>>1737441>>1737442>>1737444>>1737448Maybe the stupid solution will work. Or maybe, for once, it won't.Writin'
>>1737437Considering how your day has been, you open up the Climate Control and, after finding the right option, simply lower the temperature.Almost immediately, you get an error that the control system did not properly receive the order.So, you start up the diagnostics.> Roll me three 1d100+5's> Writing will continue in ~30 mins
Rolled 1 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>1737462May the dice gods look upon me with a smile.
Rolled 45 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>1737462Trying, failing
Rolled 62 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>1737462>>1737473Time to burn a FP.
>>1737488Nope, not yet, save it for the golem and the centaur.
>>1737473Congratulations to Participating Bystander for getting the first nat 1 of the quest.Burn a FATE POINT?> Y> N
>>1737611Do you mean burn or spend?
>>1737611> YDon't want a bomb made out of a Train's Climate Control to blow us up.
>>1737611>Nthe hell's gonna happen? so it gets a little cold just put them in another car.
>>1737619'Burn a fate point to negate a crit fail'
>>1737619burn means to spend
>>1737633Alright, because I have been in games where burning and spending were two different things.
>>1737619Isn't the same thing?
>>1737629IT's increasing in heat anon. IT's slowly building up heat this might make it blow up.
>>1737644In this context, yes.Alright, finally vote:Spend FATE POINT to negate crit fail?> Y> N
>>1737648just cut the cables and disconnect it from the system. Smash it, whatever>>1737653N
>>1737656>>1737661>>1737664Alright, that's one less Fate Point for you all.67, Bare Success DC 65
>>1737680Well we still have one.
>>1737680back, jeeze guys.and I gave it some thought, if we were clever about it, why don't we have our gauntlet jack in so we have sombre level powers....if we can do that
>>1737692You've currently got a touch screen hooked up to a connector cable and a power source. You will need further modifications to do any sort of Hackerman bullshit.>>1737462The Scan runs and for a second everything's fine. Then you hear a spark go off somewhere and the scan reports that there is an issue between the connection go the control node and the Climate Control.It's probably just faulty wiring. Grabbing your screwdriver, you loosen and remove the metal plate covering the rest of the control node.It's pretty obvious what the issue is, as there's a line sparking right infront of you. Thinking fast, you disable the power to that line and it stops before anything gets damaged.And that's when you notice that something has been added in between the node and the wiring leading outbound. Some kind of device is acting as a filter, and it's attached straight to the control node.It was evidently a rushed job, since the wiring to the Climate Control wasn't done properly. The device might be important to the workings of this system, but it wasn't on the Systems Map when you looked at it.What now?> Attempt to remove the device> Attempt to integrate the device into the system properly
>>1737804ITS A GOD DAMNED BOMB, remove it and disassembled it,but tell them all to get back it might be bad
>>1737804> Attempt to remove the deviceIt seems unlikely that someone that worked so hard in the suystem programming leave this untouched. So this is cleary not a part of the original mechanism.
>>1737804> Attempt to remove the device
tell everyone to get back though, it might cause trouble like sparking or exploding. better safe than sorry
>>1737839Nah my guess is that either the elf or the passager in the wagon are the ones that planted it. Or maybe it was both of then?
>>1737816>>1737823>>1737835>>1737804Your first instinct is that it's some kind of IED. So you immediately unscrew a part of it and look inside. Thankfully, aside from a mess of wiring, there's no sign of a kind of explosive. After sealing it back up, you decide that the thing needs to go. Whoever worked on this Magitech before you was extremely thorough and detailed with that Systems Map. This is not supposed to be here.Because you're not an idiot, you cut the power to the device and get ready to take it off, and then apart.> Roll me three 1d100+7's
>>1737839You're alone in the room currently.
Rolled 78 + 7 (1d100 + 7)>>1737846
Rolled 38 + 7 (1d100 + 7)>>1737848okay I'm calm now
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>1737846IED?
>>1737863improvised explosive device, basicly instead of nice stable explosives this shit can be made haphazardly with things lying about. and thus maybe more dangerious than conventional explosives
>>1737872Oh!! Okay thanks!
>>1737887yeah, so with magic ieds, this will be worse than an ISIS attack because this is on a train
>>1737898A train that is fulled and moved by magic.
>>1737898The magic IED will most likely kill everyone inside.
>>1737905>>1737907heroshima, that would look like a flash grenade to this
>>1737907>>1737914I think they were trying to use the filter to cause a system meltdown. I didn't knew that working with a magictech train was the same thing that work in a train with a nuclear powertap.
>>1737945It seems like Magic is powerful, that if it's cause a system meltdown, it could blow up the train, which will cause it to derail.
>>1737954Geez what a sloppy job it would have being easier to just shoot the train owner.
>>1737954well lets face it, if was just a regular bomb, its still on the train we are so it will kill us and possibly others. ergo from our perspective, it might as well be nuclear
>>173785185, Great Success.Guys, this is a coal coke fueled train. All the auxiliary systems are magitech, but the train itself is technically steam powered.
>>1738007So what you are saying is that if we had lefed the wirring alone it wouldn't have managed to build up enough heat to cause damage to the train?
night nightDEUS GOLEM
>>1737846Putting the screwdriver down for now, you grab your wirecutters and, after checking which wires go with what, get to work.Getting the device out isn't too hard, after cutting the wires you easily slide it out of place. Putting it to the side for now, you grab some spare wiring, some wire caps, and the electrical tape. In no time at all, all the wires are secured. You flip the power back on to make sure nothing explodes, which it doesn't, and then try the Climate Control once again. This time, it reacts without a problem and in the background you can hear the machine activate.After screwing the cover plate back on and disconnecting yourself from the node, you think about what to do. Your first instinct is to tear into the thing, but then you hear a set of footsteps approaching the door and settle for throwing the device into your toolbox with all the other spare parts.You finish packing up as Sierra opens the door to the closet. You're about to say something when the entire train lurches forwards and begins to move."Ah, I have to go back to meet up with Goo Hwi now. Just wanted to let you know that the customer didn't cause any other issues. I'll see you later," She gives you a wave goodbye and you return it without saying anything.The train's moving now, and odds are you probably won't be able to convince Naofumi to stop it on a bad feeling and some piece of junk.Now what?> Go do that routine maintenance> Go back to the workshop and tinker with the device> Other
>>1738012The wire only sparked because you tried to send that signal using a manual override. If left alone, the system would have automatically rejected the command from other ports because it knew that something wasn't hooked up properly.
>>1738028> Go do that routine maintenanceWe can do that later we must first check the other spots and make sure there aren't other devices else were.
>>1738028> Go back to the workshop and tinker with the deviceI feel like figuring out what this thing is should be a priority
>>1738028> Go back to the workshop and tinker with the devicechanging my vote
>>1738028>Go do that routine maintenanceMake sure it won't explode first.
>>1738028>> Go back to the workshop and tinker with the device
>>1738053>>1738081>>1738109>>1738159This could be serious. Time to prioritize.Writin'
>>1738028Currently, the only other thing you have to do is that routine maintenance. You looked over what that details, and honestly it can afford to wait.You've got a much more pressing issue in your Toolbox, so it's off to the workshop to tinker. The walk there is uneventful; the vast majority of the passengers are seated. The ones that aren't give you a passing glance and nothing else.What does interest you, however, is the show of force now on display. At some point during your work, a team of 'security contractors' must have gotten onboard. Each one is armored in full, carrying a Clockwork Automatic Rifle, a small pistol, and a knife.They must have been informed about you, because they don't bother you as you walk past their stations.Finally making it to the workshop, you lock the door behind you and sit down at the workbench. You can hear Naofumi working by the engine, but you don't think he'll be too interested in what you're doing.Carefully, you bring out the device and place it on the workspace.What now?> Check the device to see if you can figure out what it actually is> Get it opened up to check the interior> Other
>>1738185>Check the device to see if you can figure out what it actually is
>>1738185> Check the device to see if you can figure out what it actually is
>>1738194>>1738200>>1738201Put those Perception skills to use.> Roll me three 1d100+5's
>>1738204And here we go.
Rolled 19 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>1738204>>1738210Ops faille with my dice
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>1738204
Rolled 45 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>1738204>>1738231Will we just add a 5 to that roll?
>>1738231Thank god you saved us.>>1738238Hope so.
>>173823195, Outstanding SuccessWritin'
>>1738185You pick up the device and turn it over in your hands. The more you look at it, the more familiar it becomes. It then hits you that this is a datauplink, though you don't recognize the company that made it. It must be custom.You're familiar with these things. They're nice for their size, most having a transeaver and a local databank. Finding the access port is pretty easy as well.Now what?> Jack into the hardware> Other
>>1738349>> Jack into the hardware
>>1738349> Jack into the hardware
>>1738359>>1738372Fortune favors the bold.Writin'
>>1738376Time to become hacker man."I'm in the mainframe."
>>1738349Wasting no time, you pull back out the cable and plug yourself right into the datalink.Immediately, you're given the options to look through the local files or to access the network it is hooked up to.You're very tempted to browse those files, but then you notice that there's traffic on the network. Making sure you're doing this all as the datalink, you access the network.And drop right into a comlink call."-e's the elf mage. Running what's supposed to be extra security along with the Old Man. Bishop reported that the gal is a mage, and minor telepath, and that there's something odd about the old guy. Based on the cam footage I'd say he's the biggest threat so Dozer you'll be taking him on once we go loud. Keep watching those cams we have set up, see if you can't figure out what exactly his deal is".There's a low grunt from someone else on the line."The last of the additional group is a human Artificer. I wouldn't worry about him, our contact reports that he should be kept plenty busy keeping the Head Engineer from busting every bit of Magitech on this train"."I don't see why I can't just nab the guy," Another voice speaks up."Right now," The original speaker talks again, "We need him to keep everything from crashing down on our heads. Once we're closer to the op time, go for it. Don't fuck this up Creep"."Such little confidence in me, Rider, you're gonna hurt me"."Boo fucking hoo, now shut your trap. Remember your places everyone. We're starting at 0900 sharp. Dozer and I will be in position for extract. Maintain radio silence unless absolutely necessary until then. Out".The line clicks dead, and you quickly get off the network before you're noticed.You put the device down and put our head in your hands.Bishop, Creep, Dozer, and Rider.The clock built into your gauntlet tells you it's almost 1 pm. You have about eighteen hours before a team of unknown mercenaries, who are specifically targeting Sierra and Goo Hwi while having both under surveillance, go for broke.You can feel the sweat begin to trickle down your neck, and you swallow deeply.This is going to be a long night.> And that's where things will be ending for now. I'll be on again in a bit to answer any questions you have. As always, it's been a pleasure.
>>1738416I say we stop the train and wait for a bit until the coast is clear. Delay their plans a bit. Don't forget to warn the others on the train.
>>1738416Damn it. I Came back when things ended.Overall great thread OP
>>1738427Convincing Naofumi to stop his train may prove... Difficult.>>1738460Engage Genocide.exe?> Y> N>>1738514Thread will be continuing. Just this was the best place to stop for now.
>>1738523Damn StoryT, you make a good quest.
>>1738546Thanks. This entire train storyline wasn't something I had planned originally. I just thought it would have been pretty boring to have 3-4 days of foot travel with nothing happening. So I decided to have Sierra volunteer John so they could all get free rides and it just went from there.
>>1738523> Not> Yetalso holy shit OP, this is probably one of the most interesting worlds i've ever seen in a quest. The high tech fantasy thing you've got going on is like something out of my wet dreams
>>1738559Does John have any basic training with firearms? Also I love the idea of clockwork weapons.>>1738559
>>1738576Why did my I'd change?
>>1738576Please, no guns in this quest. This isn't a modern adventure with a fantasy twist.
>>1738597Wdym? They're already here. They're not modern guns but guns they still are.
>>1738597>>1738602There are guns in this, but as mentioned they are not modern assault rifles. The weapons the guards had were essentially auto-action rifles (think m1 garand but with steampunk-esque elements) but they're still single shot.
>>1738605Like a steam punk carbine?
>>1738605So a Martini-Henry is what I'm thinking. Used the .577 Snider cartridge round. Which means the bullet the thing that hits the person is .577 of a inch big.Single rounds have bigger rounds, since you don't have to deal with follow up shot recoil.
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>1738605Write more faggot
>>1738610>>1738615Essentially, yes. Remember that automatic weapons are just ones that chamber the next round for you rather than having you do it manually.Something to keep in mind is that different areas will use different kinds of weapons. Back in the beginning, you were out in the middle of no where, so most people rely on simple melee weapons due to their ease of use, durability, and relatively low maintenance. As you get closer to Industrialized areas, such as the city we're traveling to, you will see higher and higher tech levels.>>1738563I've had a lot of fun so far with the setting. It took a bit of creative thinking to get everything to mesh together well enough, but I like how it's turned out a lot.>>1738576John has experience working on firearms, but he sadly does not have any basic training with them. Perhaps a greater understanding of the weapon he's using will allow him to overcome that deficiency with that specific kind of weapon...
>>1738644QM I know about guns. I have my own weapons as a American ;).
>>1738648I figured, but I also figured that a lot of people wouldn't think about that distinction, so it's still worth saying.>>1738641I keep telling you you need to roll better
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>1738651FOR CENTAURS!
>>1738644Doesn't matter. Doesn't take a genius to pull a trigger. Oda Nobunaga won battles with that mindset.
>>1738644Thanks for the Info StoryT
>>1738674Unfortunately, we're in a train full of unarmored civilians going up against a team of four mercenaries without the ability to just wall of fire our way to victory. It's why I'm giving you guys 18 hours of in game time to work with. Because when 9 am comes, you'd better be ready.>>1738416You give yourself a few seconds to really process everything, then you sit back up. It's time to do something, though the real question is what exactly.You could look into the local files on the data uplink to see what they have. You doubt the mercs left anything too valuable on the hardware, but it's worth a look.You could go do that routine maintenance before anything too wild happens. It'd be a nice break from all this and also a chance to look around the train.You could go meet up with Sierra and Goo Hwi. They're both under heavy surveillance, so letting them in on the situation is probably not a good idea unless you want to spook the mercs. Still, you guys are a team; it'd be nice to talk to them for a bit.Lastly, you could just put everything to the side for now and go grab lunch. It is about time for that, and you'd like to eat at some point.What're you doing first?> Check the Local Files> Go do the Routine Maintenance> Meet up with Sierra and Goo Hwi> Grab Lunch> Other
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>1738651Centaurs yes?
>>1738685>> Check the Local FilesWe should back them up, if they deleted them.
>>1738685>Check the Local Files
>>1738685>> Check the Local Files
>>1738685> Check the local files.
>>1738692>>1738696>>1738701>>1738702While you're here, might as well see about those files...Writin'
>>1738685The obvious choice, due to sheer proximity, is to check the files on the datalink.So you waste no time in hoping straight onto the device and opening those files up.What you find is what you assume to be an audio file and what you think is a file of code. Guess this datalink is slaved to the main computer the mercs are using.What first?> Audio file> Code file
>>1738718> Code fileAlready know what they sound like we'll do the audio later
>>1738718> Code fileTime to hack baby.
>>1738718>> Code fileSo we got plenty of time to Home Alone this train to help fight off the mercs, so we should probably brainstorm some ideas.
>>1738718>> Code file
>>1738718The code file is going to be the hardest for you to deal with, since you have almost no experience writing codes, so you figure you'll go with it first.Opening the file on it's own almost gives you a headache what with how the entire thing is just line after line of assorted numbers and letters. Your head hurts just looking at the mess. So, after thinking for a second, you try the only other thing you can think of and test run the code.That's a good idea, because you get a whole load of errors. That's not the unexpected part, since it's probably programmed to use the local maintenance port files as part of its coding. No, what interests you are two specific errors:> ERROR: EXTERNAL FILE: "Intercom System Override Controls" NOT FOUND.> ERROR: EXTERNAL FILE: "EMERGENCY BRAKING SYSTEM OVERRIDE Controls" NOT FOUND.With a general idea to go on, you head back to the raw coding file and start scanning it again. You get another headache, but you kinda understand what's going on. This datalink was supposed to act as kind like a door stop, a way to keep backdoor access to the manual overrides available to the person slaving this datalink while not being in the same room as the access node.You're not entirely sure what they would do with those two specific controls, but you might have a general idea.Next up is the audio file. Your gauntlet's screen has a small speaker built into the side of it, with which you listened in on the merc's conversation, so you simply turn down the volume, press play, and hold the speaker up to your ear like before.> "Attention Gambino Railways Passengers, this is a robbery. Please remain seated, with your hands up in the air, and you will not be harmed"The file is programmed to loop on itself, so you close out of the playback program.You jack back out of the datalink and put it to the side.Now what?> Go do the Routine Maintenance> Meet up with Sierra and Goo Hwi> Grab Lunch> Other
>>1738752> Meet up with Sierra and Goo HwiLet them know what's up and to not to do anything to alert the robbers.
>>1738752>> Go do the Routine Maintenance
>>1738752>> Meet up with Sierra and Goo Hwi
>>1738752> Meet up with Sierra and Goo HwiSay that she was so helpfull that we would like for her to be with us while we do some maintance.Then go > Go do the Routine MaintenanceAnd once we are both alone tell her everything and to send a message to Goo Hwi.
>>1738794>>1738758>>1738770How about this anons, we tell Sierra what we know. But make it look like we're having relationships with each other. We kiss, and then wispier what we know and she can tell Goo Hwi with her mind powers
>>1738800Perfect plan. 100% inAlso, how do they know she has telepathy . I'm scared that they have one and can hear the conversations
>>1738800Nah. Mostly because I'd rather let the waifuing evolve naturally. Besides, we can do the all that through less cliche means.
>>1738800Perfect. Or we can make it look like we are trying to flirt with her. Of course that is just to distract the mercs.
>>1738810It's just an act. Doesn't have to be a real thing
>>1738812>>1738810>>1738808I'm not saying to be waifuing it. As I am part of the Centuar clan. Just doing it since we can look like we know nothing.
>>1738817The centaur and golem clans made a pact so I'm with you brother
>>1738758>>1738770>>1738794>>1738800>>1738808>>1738810>>1738812>>1738816Go talk to Sierra and Goo Hwi. See if you can't get Sierra into a nearby closet for a definitely-not-sweaty-makeout session.Writin'
>>1738826>See if you can't get Sierra into a nearby closet for a definitely-not-sweaty-makeout session.Pic related.
>>1738817Honestly i don't care much for waifu i just want to build our on power armour.
>mfw i be the only pirate anon>mfw i always be late in joining>>1738830a fine ol' fashion should also be fit with a mechaparrot
>>1738830Due to the terms of the pact formed. I'm with you brother.
>>1738829Artificer Quest was a Mistake>>1738752Despite the fact that the mercs are probably watching their every move, you really need to meet up with Sierra and Goo Hwi. It'll be good for Sierra to know what's happening and if Goo Hwi is prepared when the mercs hit the train the odds will be far further in your favor than they are currently.Plus, you have an... err... interesting... idea for how to get Sierra alone and out of sight of the mercs to get her in on what's going on. She can just send the info to Goo Hwi from there.Feeling well enough with what flimsy framework you have of a plan at the moment, you gather your stuff from the workbench and set off down the train.> Roll me three 1d100+5's
Rolled 84 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>1738842
Rolled 30 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>1738842
Rolled 81 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>1738842
>>173884789, Good SuccessWritin'
>>1738847>>1738842>89Was my idea, and I got the high roll of 89. ;^)
>>1738855if it were a nat 100, i betcha the elf lass would be lewded.
>>1738862We already had a nat 100 first time we meet her. Another one she would jump on us.
>>1738842You have no issue, once again, getting the security grunts to let you through the train carriages. As expected, the vast majority of people are sitting down, either asleep or keeping themselves busy some other way.About halfway to the first-class car, you feel someone's eyes boring into the back of your head. You can practically feel the bloodlust coming off the guy you see, in a reflective surface in front of you, behind you.It's that elf from before; the one who almost ran into you with a full tray of food.Huh, it's no wonder they called him Creep.> And on that note, Anons, I have to pause things for the night. I have work in the morning, during which I shall be updating as usual. I'll be on for a bit to answer your questions. Good night to you all.
>>1738869Good night StoryT
>>1738869Creep is tottaly mad.
>>1738881Creep is a Creeping Creep, thus his name.
>>1738869Thanks for running. This quest is super cool
>>1738888>Creeping is capitalizedCreeping is Creeping Creep's first name confirmed, lads.
>>1738892Sometimes, you let Anons take the wheel and everything works out. Kinda. You can blame the Blight on them.>>1738893Creep comes from a long and distinguished line of Creeping Creepers that Creep Creepily during the usual Creep hours.
>>1738898What did Sierra sense when encountering Creep?
Guys we should sabotage the security cameras.They are under radio silence, and I suspect they will want to know what's up a, if we tail the elf we may find another accomplice. We go into the car he is in and make a show of fucking up so that he knows the cams are off. Sabotage them and curse loudly about shoddy wiring or something.It's good if we confirm their suspicion that we aren't a threat.
>>1739188Won't they become suspicious if we bust their surveillance? Although they will definitely prioritize us if any of them decides to check on the hacking device and find it gone.I wonder if we can do something to disable the mafia camera system remotely, on demand... maybe if we could subvert the hacking gizmo, but we don't seem to be familiar enough with the tech
Anons we be pirates Arrrrr. Master of the 7 seas, with a bottle of rum in our power armor while we fuck the horse pussy of our Centuar.
>>1739284Ha ha how funneh, upvoted kind sir.
>>1739284That's the plan, nice summary of it.
>>1739284>pretendin' to be a pirate>wants to fuck a beastI'll make you dance the hempen jig off the yardarm, you blasted landlubbin centaurshill.
>>1739303I be th' a pirate right through me bones. 'tis in me bliid, 'tis a part o' me soul. I'll be travelin' th' 7 seas 'n drinkin' me rum. Don't dare riddle how pirate I be. Unless ye want t' walk th' board
>>1739317You sound more poet than pirate, scallywag. Ye wont even be in Davy Jone's locker wen you die.
>>1739340If ye don't want me as a pirate. I'll throw my lot with the others.
reminder that the golemancrs have rum and promise you a place in whatever after life you want[jones locker was pirate hell numptys]
>>1739351I hope you also accept my Centuar taste as well
>>1739365as long as I don't see or hear it, do what ever the fuck you want with your spare time
>>1739368But we're going to get that Centuar when we meet one
>>1739377just keep it out of my sight and tell it not to shed everywhere,and your the one that's going to walk it and feed it right mister
No scallywag shall be breedin' with cart-pullers on me ship!
>>1739381>>1739382When are we going to have power armor?
>>1739382mating with a lesser race? how dare you you fucking sicko
>>1739384when we have time/materialswe can already make a gauntlet that I suggest we use a crit for when we intend to make the ENTIRE SUIT, not just parts or when we get the chance to make a golem
>>1739382Is Pirates a race?
is it possible to just be friends with members of the opposite sex, and go through a quest without a waifu.I think I know the answer already>>1739388apparently, but I think its his version of attack helicopter
>>1739388Barmaids be the lasses of the superior pirate race and us sailors are the lads. That means Sierra must be bedded, and not some lowly cart-puller.
you know come the quest, john is going to be taken to a mental institution, or sierra will ask why there are voices in our heads yelling stupid shit out
>>1739184Sierra's a minor telepath in that she can send mental messages to others. She doesn't have the ability to read thoughts.>>1739384>>1739387Remember that power armor implies more than just a set of armor with a power source; there's those servos set up alongside your arms and legs that help with weight management and load bearing. Currently, you do not know how to make those nor do you know how to make servos. You do have the wiring skills to link everything together, you just need the entire skill set to create a full suit of power armor.
>>1739403Or We can have someone make a frame work and than build the rest.
>>1739464You could. Keep in mind that you need gold coins to pay for the average EXO suit and considering that just to make the framework will need an armorsmith who specializes in power armor, not even that is within your current budget.I'll just say this: you guys will have the opportunity to start yourselves down the path to building an EXO; in this thread. Your one hint is that information is priceless. Good luck Anons.
Can we fuck the gauntlet?
>>1739501What you do on your own time is none of my business.
>>1739501>>1739512what the story teller means is NO
>>1738869The feeling of the elf staring at you is uncomfortable, but thankfully he doesn't do anything. You walk through the door to the next car and he goes out of sight.Once again, the guards nod you through and you're on your way. The next car, the one you fixed the A/C on, is uneventful so you walk into the lunch car.There's a few people here just calmly eating their lunches, no one out of the ordinary. You continue through and arrive at the first first-class car.You're immediately stopped by security."Sir, this part of the train is off-limits, sorry" One of the two grunts tells you.You say to him:> "I'm the Artificer on job until Shirahoro, ask your boss to double check if you don't believe me"> "I'm here to talk to a friend of mine; female, elf, dark hair. She's in here right?"> "Sorry, took a wrong turn. I'll be leaving now"> Other
>>1739534I'm the artificer on the job, there is some disturbance in the conduits in first class, now verify who I am and I'm for routine matanance and then let me through please, I have a few jobs to do and I really don't need a hold up or I'm going to miss lunch/dinner/ next meal[bluff and hopefully with our tone he should get the feeling we are in a hurry]
>>1739534 >"I'm the Artificer on job until Shirahoro, ask your boss to double check if you don't believe me"
>>1739534>> "I'm the Artificer on job until Shirahoro, ask your boss to double check if you don't believe me"
>>1739539>>1739550>>1739571Professional coming through, make way.Writin'
>>1739226I was on phone and I'm not spending half an hour trying to type a decent post.Thing is, isn't the surveillance cameras the train's that they've hijacked the signal of? What I was suggesting was a plan where we pretend to bung up a maintenance check where we 'accidentally' short circuit or otherwise break all the cameras. That way their coordinator won't have any eyes in the cars which leaves them without vital intel, which will make their job much more difficult. If they remain in radio silence, the thugs on the ground won't know. If they break it, we increase the chance of them making mistakes and that works in our favor.
>>1739623Even if they aren't, as long as we can find if they are hooked up to the train's circuitry, again all we have to do is to act like we made a rookie mistake.They are using the cams to keep a close eye on at least goo hwi, likely sierra and us if we're caught on screen. If they lose that, they're going to have to put guys to shadow the three of us and that'll give us a chance to figure out who they are before they strike.
>>1739534"Look, I'm the temporary Artificer on job until we get to Shirahoro. Check with your boss if you don't believe me, but make it quick because there's a circuit on the fritz somewhere in the next car that I need to repair; I've got more shit to do after that too and I'd like to eat sometime today" You try your best to sound as level and professional as you can, though your aggregation at the situation at large leaks through at the end.Neither of the guards repond to your statement, one of them simply staring you down while the other puts a hand to his ear and waits. A few seconds later and he speaks into a mic."Yeah, boss? I've got a guy here claiming to be a temporary hire... Artificer... Blonde hair, blue eyes, about as tall as I am... Yeah... Yeah... Alright" the guard removes his hand and turns to you."Alright, his story checks out"Without another word, the two of them step aside and let you pass. You swiftly walk past them and down the hall.Seems like the security teams are running their own comms, and that they know about you.You walk through to the next car and come to another empty hallway.What now?> Go check out the maintenance node> Try to find Sierra and Goo Hwi> Other
>>1739727check out the node and be on a lookout for the two companions
>>1739727> Go check out the maintenance node
>>1739734this, if we see them make a subtle nod to a [hidden area] control node.then look for listening bugs and shit like this, and before we leave ruffle our hair and put on a stupid happy face. really sell it
>>1739727>> Go check out the maintenance node
>>1739734>>1739735>>1739741>>1739759>>1739861Before anything else, check the access node.> Writin' will resume in ~ 30 mins
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>1739872Nat 100
>>1739727Since you're right next to it, you open up the maintenance closet and go inside. It looks almost exactly like the previous one.You can't see any signs of tampering, and nothing pinged on the diagnostic scan originally, but you never know.What now?> Jack in> Check the node for another datalink> Leave> Other
>>1739986cheak the nodethen scan for any listening/ watching genral survelance devises.we will get her in here under the guise of make out/ helping with our work
>>1739997>>1740005>>1740010Check the node, then scan the room to make sure it's a blind spot.> Writin' in ~30 mins
>>1740014for clarification WE ARE NOT making out with her. got it. unless she wants to ABSOLUTLY maybe NOT
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>1740014Tickle her beanxD
>>1740100>Not stroking her ears
I bet Sierra already has like a dozen kids and and a hundred grandchildren, the sloot. Absolutely Disgusting.
>>1739986Deciding to leave the electronic warfare to the side for now, you pull out your screwdriver and get to work on the wall panel. When you pull aside and set down the panel, sitting there snugly against the node is yet another datalink.This one must have been properly installed, since it didn't appear on the diagnostic scan.Now what?> Remove the datalink> Leave the datalink
>>1740127>> Remove the datalinkAnd go rummaging around its data or whatever you call it. Do a proper uplink and diagnosis of the nearby node as well, just in case.
>> Remove the datalink
>>1740127>> Remove the datalink
>>1740127> Remove the datalinkTouch the data John.
>>1740135>>1740143>>1740148>>1740149>>1740152Cut and remove.Writin'
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>1740153Write faster Beautiful amazing Opee
>>1740127Careful not to trip any alarms. If it was installed by someone competent, it might also be secured against tampering.
>>1740127Leaving it in there, even if it is properly installed, is just asking for an issue. So you grab your wirecutters and begin. Same as before, you turn off the power, remove the wires, remove the datalink, add in new wiring, cap the wires together, and finish it all up with electrical tape.You take the datalink and put it in your Toolbox.Now, it's time to check the node and room for bugs. You jack in and start up the local diagnostic scan. At the same time you take a look around the closet you're in.> I need three 1d100+5's and three 1d100+2's please.
Rolled 17 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>1740167
Rolled 42 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>1740167My +5
Rolled 21 + 2 (1d100 + 2)>>1740167And my +2
Rolled 9 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>1740167
Rolled 60 + 2 (1d100 + 2)>>1740167
Rolled 43 + 2 (1d100 + 2)>>1740167
Rolled 59 + 2 (1d100 + 2)>>1740167
Rolled 93, 75 = 168 (2d100)>>1740167tfw i keep missing the rolls.
>>1740206oh now you decide to roll better?
Rolled 90 + 2 (1d100 + 2)These fuckign rolls though
Rolled 26 (1d100)You guys really should've waited for me to roll
>>1740249With that kind of roll? It wouldn't make a difference.
We're gonna blow something up and spill wires out of our pocket on Sierra.
>>1740271Well guess John is hungry. When i get hungry i start to do a shit job. Maybe with this we end up blowing up a camera or two.
>>1740171>>174018847, ...62, Bare SuccessWritin'
John this is one of the voices in your head. Go eat something, you have being working all day without eating. We don't want to faint and make people think we are slacking on the job.
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>1740327You got to roll anonIs John hungry? Nat 100 bless by the gods themselves not to be hungry.
>>1740167You take a look around the room while the program does it's thing. It's hard to tell, but you can't see any evidence of any cameras or any tampering with the room in general.You think the room is clean, but you're not entirely sure.That's when the Diagnostic Scan finishes up with a quiet ding. This captures your attention nicely and you check your gauntlet's screen to see what it's found.Everything is in working order, which is good because it means that you fixed the wiring properly. Unfortunately, the scan doesn't find any bugs in the room, or in the car for that matter.However, the scan does alert you that the local system logged something. Opening up the full log, it's evident that whoever is running the other team's ware accessed the system. It takes a bit for you to decipher the technobabble of the log, but you manage to reach a conclusion from it.In a sense of the word, a dry run happened. The merc accessed the system, disabled all outputs, played an audio file over the intercom, flipped the emergency breaks for the car on, then reset everything and logged off.You're getting a better idea for what will happen at 9 am tomorrow morning, but something just doesn't add up to you.You know that the mercs are setting up to take down Sierra and Goo Hwi. According to their plan, you'll already be out of the equation by that point.You also know, from their conversation, that they plan to take down your party members overtly. And that's where things don't add up.Their objective is to kidnap the Owner of the trainline and his family. So why would they take overt action? Wouldn't it be a smarter choice to go in covertly, avoid confrontation with the security teams and your party entirely?Instead, they're planning an extremely loud operation. And you don't like how that sits with you.You have a lot to think about.What now?> Go find Sierra> Head back to the workshop> Other
>>1740337find sierra, then enact our plan withthere is some problem here, can you come give me an exta set of hands?
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>1740337> Go find elf waifuWe need to WRESTLE her into our hidey-hole and get her to telepath the old man already wtf Opeee
>>1740340no idiot don't wrestle the frail elf who can burn us to cinders into a closet, that shit is bad for business and our reputation.god damnit now I'm thinking of her as waifu. I hate you all and I hate first contact syndrome
>>1740337Go find Sierra. We can make head or tails out of this in a while but first we should ensure our friends are forewarned.As for going loud... what could they be planning to distract from? Maybe they plan to use robbery to mask an assasination or abduction? Or they are after a specific piece of cargo?
>>1740337>> Go find SierraTime to take her with us in the closet
>>1740337>The merc accessed the system, disabled all outputs, played an audio file over the intercom, flipped the emergency breaks for the car on, then reset everything and logged off.>OtherTrace that fucker he must be logging from some of the maintance shaft if we find him we kill the mercs eyes and the way they have to shut everything then we can talk to the waifu wothout being found.
>>1740345I don't think these are the Genovess maybe another family trying to put a blame on then? But that might be just good thinking.
>>1740349That'd tip them off. We need to get a plan set up with goo and sierra before anything else.>>1740337> Go find Sierra
>>1740337>>1740349changing to>Go find Sierra>>1740356you are right
guys can you think of any information here that is priceless? story teller said that it will give us the chance for an EXO, so what could it be?
>>1740405At best we would maybe get a blueprint for building our own train.Sentient train waifu ahoy!
>>1740337>> Go find SierraWe've already made one of their men. Now we need to find a way to interrogate him discreetly. We've a strongman and a telepath, and maybe the conductor knows a place to do this on the train. Now we just get together and make a more concrete plan.>>1740405At least one of the bandits is an artificer, evidently, so maybe he's got something. Hopefully not the whole thing...
>>1740337> Go find Sierra
Woah woah. First off, I'm back from a day's worth of medical testing so I'll be able to quest a lot today. Second, what's this tack about exos and sentient trains? Aren't we going to build our own Golem Waifu and wear that shit like a body-glove and use it like an exo? Am I the only Golem Faction supporter online currently?
>>1740467Well I'm a Centuar faction supporter, but due to the terms of the pact formed. I will support the making of the body-glove Golem. When it comes time, to build it.
>>1740467We're going to build a golem and help it with its existential issues through understanding, affection and logic probes, but that's way above our pay grade for now. Patience, Bystander.
>>1740498>>1740487I will wait patiently for our Centaur and Golem team but until then The Golem/Centaur faction shall stay strong.
>>1740467no fucker, we need an EXO suit t ohelp with building shit like this, the train was a joke and if you will remember the golems oobjective is golems AND EXO suits not just one. now storyteller says that somewhere in this thread there is some "priceless info" that will let us build a suit>>1739469see there, and if we can make a EXO then we will be closer to making a golem because they are EXOs with a mind>>1740498I like this idea, but we need it to be smart.apparently they are about as smart as a 4 year old
I'm back home from work, Anons.Unfortunately for you all, I need to run a few errands before I can get back to updating.Be back in about 30 mins.
>>1740514Didn't the golem amd EXO suit anons made a deal since we kinda depend on each other to achieve our goals?
>>1740558The Golem and Centaur Pacts made a truce but I'm okay with making a Pact with the Exo Pact
>>1740527Yeah this is going to take a lot longer than anticipated. Make it an hour from now
>>1740577Take your time StoryT. Will just be making making Faction Pacts while you're gone.
>>1740558ergo we are the same faction. the only difference is that one has a man in it, one don'tand like him >>1740571I don't give a shit unless we get our golem and suit. the only thing I will stop is rape and mindless murderhoboing. and furrys but if you guys want a bloody half man half horse to love I'm just not going to vote. so we all get what we want.mix in a good GM and we are golden
>>1740571Anons maybe in our travels we can find a Centuar that know about EXO suits and Golems
>>1740588kidnap him, we must learn then after do what ever the fuck you want with him
>>1740594Anon I'm not gay. I only like members of the opposite sex
>>1740601what does that have to do with anything?by do whatever the fuck you want with him/her I mean I don't care after that and I always default to he if a gender is not given.there was no insinuation of your sexual preference
>>1740610It's alright anon. In the end we'll get what we want. A EXO suit, a Golem or other
Could we possibly have the golem surround and strengthen our exo suit to make an amazingly strong exo? Is that even possible
>>1740619Amen to that, now lets see if newfriends fuck this up.and with that I bid you all good nightAVE GOLUMUS[for the golems]>>1740625that's an exo with a AI program
Could we possibly build an exo suit for our golem and centaur friends? Is that even possible?
Trials in Tainted Space has a centaur robot you can use as a fuckable pet. Just sayin'.
>>1740659Get your furry, sci-fi, RPG games outta here Anon.
>>1740646>mfw quest gradually turns into Magic Mecha Squad Quest>no suitable face found
>>1740696Thank you, Anon. You've given birth to the greatest idea ever.
>>1740696All in favor of supporting this idea"
>>1740696Centaur waifu is the pilot and we are the mechanic?
>>1740696And that's why Blight exists.>>1740339>>1740340>>1740345>>1740348>>1740356>>1740365>>1740448>>1740465Time to find Sierra and try not to accidentally seduce her.Writin'
>>1740797>Time to find Sierra and try not to accidentally seduce her.Again.
I'm back did the golem Bros do my wrong?
>>1740825Everything is fine StoryT is starting just right now.
>>1740797>accidentally Poor Sierra. Hope she doesn't get hurt too much from being handled like this.
>>1740838She is a elf and was the owner of a inn. She must be used to it by now.
>>1740794>Tanky unit (Goo Hwi)>Ranged artillery unit (Sierra)>Melee lancer unit (unmet Centaur)>Support/healer unit (MC/unmet?)>Support/battlefield control unit (unmet?)>mechanic/quartermaster/leader figure not participating in direct fights (mc?)>>1740797And here I thought it exists thanks to human hubris, thirst for power and lack of restraints... oh wait
>>1740337You can have plenty of time to mull things over by yourself later. For now, you really need to warn Sierra about what's going on.How you're going to do that is still pretty ad hoc, but hopefully the plan is stupid enough to work. Gathering your belongings, you leave that maintenance closet and continue further into the first-class cars.Sierra never mentioned exactly where in first-class they were set up, but you have the general layout of the area down pat.The extra-large, VIP room with four guards outside of it is probably a good indicator of where the Owner is.You walk straight up to the group, and while they stop you, you get cleared to go through with another quick comm call.Being instructed to simply walk in, you do so. The scene in front of you is odd, to say the least. Sierra is off on a side chair looking slightly bored but still attentive, Goo Hwi is sitting at a large table drinking a glass of tea, and the last person in the room must be the Owner.And it's hard to miss him; the rich bastard looks like someone stuffed an egg in a suit."Oh, oh! You must be the Artificer I've heard so much from Hwi here! John, right? Come in, come in, join us!"What now?> Sit down with the Owner and Goo Hwi> Explain that you need to borrow Sierra briefly> Leave by yourself> Other
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>1740903> Explain that you need to borrow Sierra brieflyExplain pleasantries first though, just a few moments.
>>1740904>Sit with the ownerDon't want to do anything suspicious.
>>1740910Exchange* not explain lmao
>>1740904> Sit down with the Owner and Goo Hwi
>>1740915>>1740913>Wasting time dealing with some plump idiot when we are HOURS from being attacked by an elite unit of killers.OP, Can you give us a running clock in each update showing how long we've got till we're attacked?
>>1740904>Sit down with the Owner and Goo HwiShouldn't offend the guy outright and we can probably afford a short distraction. Besides we might get a hint of what the thugs are really after. However don't waste too much time phishing and>Explain that you need to borrow Sierra brieflyAfter a while.
>>1740921The deadline is likely for moment where the thugs will likely have exfiltration available and their objective accomplished. Hopefully we'll be able to take initiative before that.
>>1740904> OtherExplain that we are a professional nd we would be delighted to stay and help but someone lacked in the manitence of the train and so, to make for our rode which this good jolly and wonderfull person gave us we want to make the best of our time here. Then explain we need Sierra to help us with some magic bullshit and take her for a moment. > Explain that you need to borrow Sierra briefly
>>1740921Sure, can do. Currently, it is almost 1:45 pm>>17409400900 is when they go 'loud' and attempt to take out Sierra and Goo Hwi somehow. Creep is going to attempt to incap/kill you sometime shortly before that.
>>1740956Well yes, I'm assuming they have a reason to act on that time, and that reason can't be good for us.
>>1740977Ah, I see. Read your comment wrong.
Currently we are at:>>1740910>>1740942Grab Sierra and go.>>1740913>>1740915>>1740933Sit down with the Owner.Would anyone else like to vote before I call it?
>>1740992Grab sierra and go
>>1740992>Pleasantries first.Grab Sierra and go.
>>1741029>>1741005>>1740992Pleasantries, then grabbing Sierra wins.Writin'
>>1740904Your first urge is to ignore the Owner, grab Sierra, and make a hasty exit. Time is currently of the essence, and you really don't want to waste it on this lard.Unfortunately, you need to keep up appearences. You're rignt in the middle of the survallience grid, so it's a fake smile for you."I am John, correct" His smile matches yours as you begin speaking, and it exceeds it when you continue, "And you must be the Owner I've heard so much about!"You walk up, switch which hand is holding the toolbox, and offer your hand for him to shake. For a moment, he looks down are your calloused, scarred hand, what's barely concealed disgust appears on his face before being smothered under another fake smile. He takes your hand and gives you what's most likely a hard shake from his point of view. It would probably be to you as well, if all the extra meat in his hand didn't cushion yours.The fake smile bordering on a condescending sneer, the bombastic dress, and the handshake attempting to establish dominance all meld together and the moment feels very... nostalgic to you.The moment vanishes and you wish it never returns."I'd love to stay and chat, but I'm a bit busy right now. In fact I'm here to borrow Sierra if you don't mind" The elf in question looks positively delighted at the prospect of getting a break while the Owner just nods you off.He and Goo Hwi go back to their talk, and you motion to Sierra, "You ready to go?""Yes I am," She sounds almost desperate to get out of the room for a reprieve, and you're starting to feel bad about the news you're going to have to break to her.The two of you leave the VIP room and begin to walk towards the car you came from. You silently hold the door to the next car open for her, checking to make sure no one is following either of you.She gives you an odd look but, perhaps sensing the mood, doesn't say anything."I need you help me out with one of the access nodes," You motion towards the maintenance closet."What do you need me to help you with?""You'll know when we get in there," Once again, you hold open the door for her and she walks in first.You follow behind her, but turn and lock the door. The sound of the deadbolt being thrown sound like thunder ringing throughout the enclosed space.Sierra is in the middle of questioning what you're doing when you turn off the lights. Her slight panic is cut off as you march straight up to her and push her up against the wall.The two of you are scant inches away from one another, the low light just barely giving you a glimpse of Sierra's unnerved expression.It doesn't last long, because you lean forwards, her face going out of view as you move your lips dangerously close to her long, pale neck up to her pointed ears.The first thing you whisper is?> "Sorry about this, but we have a problem"> "I need you to relax for what I'm about to say"> "Boo"
>>1741242> We have a problem
>>1741242>We have a problem
>>1741242>> "Were being watched."
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>1741242
>>1741242>"We'll bang ok"
>>1741281>>1741290Artificer Quest was a Mistake.
>>1741242> "Sorry about this, but we have a problem"The second one is way to rappie
>>1741281>>1741242>We have a problem in my pants
>>1741242>> "Sorry about this, but we have a problem"
>>1741261>>1741267>>1741272>>1741302>>1741318The gig is up, time to get down to buisness.> Writin' will resume after I get myself some dinner. See you all in a few.
>>1741367Meanwhile, i'll be havin me breakfast kek
>>1741793Good morning to ya Anon>>1741242"Sorry about this, but we have a problem" You start with; Sierra doesn't say anything, so you continue, "You and Goo Hwi are under heavy surveillance by a team of four mercenaries that are planning to kill you both and perform the kidnapping at 0900 tomorrow morning. By that point in time, I'm supposed to either be incapacitated or dead".Your tone is cold and clinical, to a degree that surprises even yourself slightly. Thinking about the plot almost made you a nervous wreck back in the workshop, but right now, as you're talking about your own death aloud, you can't feel anything of the sort.Perhaps your tone finally gets through to Sierra, who looks at you as you pull away from her ear and give her some room with complete confusion."...whaa?" Is the only thing she manages to get out."There's a team of mercenaries who are trying to kill all three of us" You simply things, and it seems to get through to her as she looks to snap out of whatever daze she was stuck in."Okay...?"How do you want to continue?> Recount the evidence you've discovered about the plot> Ask her the exact extent of her mage abilities> Ask her if she's seen anything fishy so far> Other
>>1741836Nay, not good morning. Blown up sleeping shedule it be.> Recount the evidence you've discovered about the plotthen> Ask her if she's seen anything fishy so far
>>1741836>> Recount the evidence you've discovered about the plot>> Ask her if she's seen anything fishy so farAlso tell her as cover we need to look like we made out. Messy hair, lipstick on my neck and cheeks, the works
>>1741836All of the above + >>1741852
>>1741852>Also tell her as cover we need to look like we made out. Messy hair, lipstick on my neck and cheeks, the workssecondin
>>1741850>>1741852>>1741859>>1741861>>1741864>>1741898Get Sierra up to speed, see if she's got any extra tricks up her sleeve, ask if she's got any relevant info, then make things convincing for the audience.Writin'
>>1741836"Back when I fixed that car's A/C, thanks for keeping the complainant busy by the way, I found this hooked up to the maintenance node" You bring up a datalink from where it was laying in your toolbox. It's hard to see in the low light, but to someone like Sierra the compact mess of wires and circuits gets the message across easily enough, "This device, a datalink, was keeping a backdoor to the node's local overrides open for someone to access remotely. Basically, someone had free access to unrestricted control over the local control systems. I got rid of this thing, and brought it back to the engineering workshop. From there, I got lucky and intercepted a comm call among the four working mercs involved here. They go by Rider, Dozer, Bishop, and Creep. Remember that sleazy looking elf that almost ran into me with his food? That's Creep; he's the guy that's going to try to take me out. Based on their chatter, it sounds like they're going to stick Dozer on Hwi and Rider is on extract duty; which means you'll be facing down Bishop. At 0900 tomorrow morning, they're going to go loud against you two. If we let them have their way, that's what's going to happen".You stop and look at Sierra. She seems to want to not believe you, but the look in your eyes tells her otherwise. She nods, and you continue."Now, I'm trying to put a plan together to get the drop on those four. I can take care of Creep on my own, probably, because it sounds like it's going to be a 1 on 1. I know we never got a chance to talk about this, but what exactly are the extent of your mage abilities?"She looks surprised, but recovers quickly enough, "I mainly use my telepathy to send people messages, it's not sophisticated enough to do much else with. Other than that, I know a basic Firebolt spell and this..."Looking to where she's raised her hand, you have to refrain from jumping when lightning arcs across her palm.You look at her with a deadpan, "You have a hand taser spell".Sierra shrugs, "It's useful".[1/2]
>>1742003[2/2]Shaking your head, you take another step back to give her more room, "Now that I've told you all this, is there anything that sticks out at you? Anything at all, no matter how small?"Looking to the side in thought, she hums lightly to herself, "Can't say I have, honestly. Aside from when I went to visit how you were doing, I've been over here in this section of the train. The only issue I've had was when a guard tried to follow me into the restroom; that was awkward".Well, guess it was worth a shot. Oh well."The important thing is that you're aware of what's going on. I'll try to get in contact with you again if something else major happens. For now, though, wait until tonight to send Goo Hwi a message. It looks like you pass out when you use it, so doing it right before you go to sleep will be the most convincing".She nods in agreement. Well, there goes the easy part; time for the hard part."There is one last thing I need for you to do: I need you to make it look like the two of us just made out".The look Sierra gives you practically screams 'no', but you keep talking anyways, "Look, those mercs have you under surveillance. If they suspect that you now know what you do, they're going to get spooked. I'd rather them think we just spent the last five minutes having a closet make out session than have them change all their plans on us".> Roll me three 1d100+10's
Rolled 59 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>1742023
Rolled 41 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>1742023Crits here would be hilarious I reckon
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>1742023
>>1742059Does having it 69 make it a lewd success?
>>1742023"At the rate you're going, I'm going to hate you John; you know that right?" Sierra looks irritated at you, though you noticed that she didn't say 'no', "I mean, seriously, you want it to look like the two of us made out? What the hell goes through that head of yours?""I admit, this part of the plan was always shaky, so how about this: I'll owe you one for this," She seems to brighten up at that, though you can't help but twist the knife a bit, "After we get out of this mess, we can have one hot-and-sweaty make out session in any closet you'd like"."Gods damn it John..."The two of you spend the next several minutes messing with the other's hair. It's a bit awkward since you're both right in front of one another, but at least Sierra's hair feels nice. She spends a bit of extra time messing with your blonde hair, so you imagine she's enjoying this somewhat as well. Lipstick marks are out, since Sierra's not wearing lipstick at the moment and doesn't have any on her. Instead, she yanks on the collar of your shirt and it gives a bit of the same effect.You can't help yourself as she goes to unlock the door and leave before you, "Don't forget to smile for the camera, Sierra".She actually flips you off behind her back before opening the door and walking out. You make sure to be pretending to be working on the node, but it's not required as there is no one immediately outside. The door closes, and you're back alone.> That's where things will be ending for tonight. Part 4 will continue for a bit longer, because I notice that we're actually pretty far through this current thread's post count (527/750) already. I guess it's because of having more participants, though I don't mind at all. As usual, I'll be around to answer your questions about things. Have a good night, everyone, and see you all tomorrow.
>>1742117Till tomorrow StoryT
>>1742117>"After we get out of this mess, we can have one hot-and-sweaty make out session in any closet you'd like".AUTISM
>>1742161The joke was just too well set up to not use.
>>1742182>The joke was just too well set up to not use.>pic related
>>1742108>>1742230Is the sign that your Quest has made the big leagues when people start making memes out of your work?
Rolled 51 + 99 (1d100 + 99)>>1742241It's a sign that this quest was a mistake
>>1742117Thanks for running OP!
>>1742241TFW I was the set up for the joke :^)
>>1742241no, it be a reference to this memewe be losing love points with elf waifu with that joke
>>1742615There's no need for alarm.
>>1742683bullying elf waifuworst crimeowait, im being a hypocritedo bully elf waifu
GUYS ITS THE END OF THE THREAD AND NO-ONE GOT THE EXO ARMOUR WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEother assorted sounds of distress
>>1742893I think my head was too filled with sea salt laddie to understand you.
>>1743012curse you and your salf licking sea filled yard arm humping fish fucking cluelessnessYOU MAY HAVE COST US A CHANCE AT ACHIVING OUR ONENESS WITH THE MACHINE THE omnissiah, forever my he be worshiped IS MOST DISPLEASED
>>1743021Will the EXO suit have seashells to show off to the lassies and lads? It should also be able to top off mugs of rum or salt water. Blow a mighty wind for our sails. And transform into a barwerth
>>1743068IT WOULD HAVE BUT YOU MISSED IT, SO WE WILL NEVER HAVE WHATEVER YOU JUST SAID
>>1743070Lad boyo could you show a pirate when the suit be at in the ye posts. Maybe ya be a chance to arrr it.
>>1743068>support\control unit - unmet pirate, sports a flamethrower, net thrower, melee hook, grappling hook and throws empty grog barrels at enemies to incapacitate them
>>1743075>Support/Range unit - Unmet Centuar, sports a automatically rifle, EXO Barding, melee sword, Caltrop launcher, and special is mare sense causes ecstasy in nearly enemies turning them friendly
>>1743070We're be busy saving arr asses from assassins.
>>1743072>>1743086okay then please refer yourself to this post>>1740586this is my point, read at your leisureand life matters not if we do not accomplish anything
>>1743021Back when I made that statement, I was assuming that the story arc would be done within this thread. Since it's not, you have until the end of the Train Story Arc.
>>1743146okay thanks.....so we have the train......THANK THE DICE GODS STORY TELLER, THANK THE DISE GODS
>>1743151Nice picWhy is the thread so dead with QM gone? Doesn't anyone have ideas or things they want to share?
i mean we have a few but most of our conversations happened while we wait for his post. its quite surprising how quickly we got faction, even faster how they all decided to wok together for the furthering of goals
>>1746578I think centaurs are dumb and centaurfags should just go fap to A Beautiful Greed before participating so we can have a thread without that shit.
>>1746601while I agree with the notion that centaurs are silly for the reason they want one, I disagree that they should be silent about it. if their aims can be achieved and do not cause undo derailing, then I see no reason not to let them.unless of course it isn't fade to black, in that case stop the train and kick it off
>>1746598>>1746601Alright, I think if we go after Creep, he would most likely have a device on him that allow him to speak to the others included in the plan.
>>1746615in that case our best bet is to hit him in the back of the head with brute force or we use our new cutter and get a cutting on his neck.I kinda feel bad for the tools and this perversion of the natural function but we must do what we must do
>>1746613Fade to black is what OP should do if we do waifu shit of any kind. Also it seems everyone want something or another.>>1746619We have to get him while his is alone. And who knows if the thing with him auto records audio. But most likely they are in radio silent and just doing normal things before they pull off the plan.
>>1746633current factions are:golemites, we wanna make golemsthe EXOS, they wanna make a suitthe pirate[s], they just talk stupid and its funnythe centaurs, they wanna half horse waifumost of the players, who want that elfexos get on with golemites, pirate don't like the centaurs and I'm decently okay with those who wants an elfall in all we all agreed that we should work together to see what info will let us build a suit that's on this bloody trainand regarding the ear peace they did say no talking until it is time to do the act so he should be fine. if we beat him take the device and listen in on their comms. it will help massively
>>1746652For the waifu of elf and Centaurs. My view is allowing it. Each faction brings something to the table.Elf girl can mind talk. And shoot great with bow.Centaur will you can ride it. And shoot good with bow.EXO power suit.Golemites, Golem waifu that allow you to wear it like a EXO power suit.Pirates. The Ocean is where the blight can't reach us. And rum.I agree we should all work together as I for one. Dislike blocking a anon dream, just because I don't like it myself.For Creep they will know he is missing, due to reason like he is a waiter that travel to and from cars.
>>1746668so? if he is missing, then by golly we are going to make sure no one can find him.I think we should go full murderhobo here. kill him, loot him and throw him from the train. once that's done I think we should talk to the engineer, and ask him about bishop. if he makes any strange reaction then I think we have found our second man
>>1746687Alright if we go full muderhobo on Creep that no one saw or heard. It can work. As they just lose on of their guys, they don't know who did it, and we can go on our normal job, looking totally innocent. Creep is the one that has to take us down, but it's not time yet. And they are watching Sierra and Old guy. So it could work. If the rolls are with us.Risky, but worth it if it goes right.
>>1746694now what do we do when the old idiom proves true: no plan survives first contactfor example he is able to tell him mates hes being attacked? well hopefully we might have a fair bit of time to work on our gauntlet, maybe work on a hand tazer function. and john knows what a tazer is so its obviously do-able
>>1746704We have a few hours to prepare. We can come up with something in that timefame.
Ahh, laddies, if you know them assassin crewmen are like - if they have pistols, magicks, armor, etc. - then we could have much more to work with. Knowing what booty and guns they be storin is an advantage.
>>1746619I'd rather we distract him by asking for his help and the blind guy casts fist on him from behind. We're not really a specialized combatant, but he might be.
>>1746752as I said, no plan survives first contact. so lets see if we can be fiddling with the systems and render all tech communiques inoperable. this will make it fantasticly difficult for them to co-ordinate>>1746774we cant do that, hes being watched we will have to do this ourselves, and the element of surprise is a potent one and we have a good quality broad sword.>>1746763well then salt beard, try and think up the ways to stop the train from being derailed and guys call me paranoid but I don't think these guys are the ones after the governer, its just a bit off
>>1746779>derailingI don't think it be a derail but instead a robbery. This way, I be suspectin some hostages bein held, too.
Centuars, Elves, EXO Suits, Sexy Golems, Pirates really niggers?Niggers where are the dwarves at. We can pound midget pussy, that know how to make tech that we want. Choke her with her own beard, have her ride our shoulders.Get on board the Dwarf Train.
>>1746883no you do not contribute anything to this grand visage, the dwarves are not to be trusted, theving little varmints. they would steal our tech
Just wanna say guys, going full murderhobo ain't the way to go. We're not equipped or have the skills for it. Nah what we should do is throw the little fucker off the train. We're a big, hulking aryan and he's a fucking elf. Open a window or door and just send him out head first.
>>1747281Making it look like an accident might also be within John's area of expertise.
>>1747648When are we getting the dark chicks? I want my dark meat.
>>1748982What dark chicks Anon? Dark chicks we're not apart of the plan.
>>1749039Why you being rasict checker.We got Dwarves, elf, Centuar, EXO Golem and pirate lovers. Now we need some love for the dark skin ladies.
>>1749285Nah, Centaurs and Golem are where it's at.
An update for you gents since I haven't been around.Part Four will be continued, and potentially finished, tomorrow. Now, this does not mean that the Gambino Train Arc will be done tomorrow, as I don't think I could squeeze the next eighteen or so in-game hours into a single day. Tomorrow will be for setting up the rest of the situation at hand.Part Five will be where I hand over most of the control over what John will be doing to you all. You'll have plenty of time to investigate, build/modify, and scheme here. This will lively be it's own thread in and of itself.Naturally, Part Six will be where everything goes down. Depending on how things go in part five, this part could go one of many ways, though I think that all of you will enjoy when things go loud.Have a good night, anons, and I'll see you all tomorrow.
Anyone alive on here?
>>1751052>>1751056Need one more person and we'll begin.
>>1751059Elf lover reporting in
>>1751059Centaur lover reporting in
>>1751086Thank the Lord your here. I thought I was the only brother here. Would have to compete with the elf.
Welcome back Anons.Writin'
>>1742117It's a bit after 2 pm now. You have seventeen hours until Creep makes a move on you. Sierra is now aware of the rough outline of the plot, and you can guess she'll be following your advice and telling Goo Hwi via telepathy about it tonight.You've removed the datalink from this maintenance access node, and now have two in your possession.There's still a few minor maintenance repairs that'll need your attention.You still haven't eaten lunch. The meal car is only one more carriage over.Now what?> Go back to the workshop> Go do those repairs> Go grab lunch> Other
>>1751108Go do the repairs while looking for other signs of sabotage and hints of the other three attackers.
>>1751108>> Go do those repairs>Grab lunch on the go
>>1751118I'll support this, even if the poster is an elf-loving degenerate.
>>1751118>>1751132>>1751134>>1751135Do repairs, check for sabotage, and maybe stop for some lunch on the way.Writin'
>>1751108You should go get that minor maintenance out of the way, before the situation escalates to the point where you can't worry about it.There's paneling that needs replacement further down the train, wiring that needs securing at one of the couplings at the last car, and lastly you need to make sure that Naofumi hasn't broken anything in the engine room.That last bit wasn't actually part of the diagnostics scan, it was on a note pinned up next to the terminal.Since you're down here, you should go to the first two first.Traveling to the next car down, you quickly head to the maintenance closet to grab the spare bit of paneling, then head over to where the issue is.It's not hard to figure out what the problem is, as there's a part of the walling that is heavily damaged from something slamming into it.Making sure that there's nothing behind the paneling, you pull out your Multitool and get to work.> Roll me three 1d100+15's please.
Rolled 71 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>1751162
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>1751162
Rolled 70 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>1751162
>>175116486, Great Success.Writin'
Could we repurpose the goon datalinks we recovered to tap into their surveillance and maybe even remotely scramble it?
>>1751162It's your first time utilizing this tool, but damn if it isn't a good one.In no time at all, you've got the entire bit of the wall cut out and on the floor. It only takes you a few minutes to get the replacement walling cut and in place. From there, it's a simple manner to weld the new piece on.By the end, the wall is fixed, though for a certain definition of fixed. At some point, someone is going to need to come and replace the entire wall if they want it to look how you assume it once looked like, but the job is done so you move onYou get to the very end of the train, to where the coupling holds the last first-class car and the caboose together.There's a man who you guess is the guy responsible for the caboose, but aside from smoking and giving you a nod he does nothing else.Regardless, you jack into the access node here, figure out where the loose wiring is, and get to securing it.That in and of it self is pretty easy, though you do notice another datalink here.You:> Remove it> Leave it
>>1751187>>1751184Can we do the what the elf lover suggested? If not>Remove it
>>1751187>> Remove it>>1751194Since we're removing everything, when time for the heist, it's going to be fail. >>1751184Sure
>>1751184>>1751194>>1751196You will need to return to the workshop to do that.
>>1751187Is the man watching us work? If so, might want to be subtle while tampering with the device.
>>1751200Swell, let's put that on to-do list for then.
>>1751201The worker is looking outside while smoking, he waved to you while you entered, but turned back after you said hello.
>>1751194>>1751196>>1751201Everyone in favor of Removing it?Writin'
>>1751204Oh okay. I suppose my paranoia is misplaced here. Let's go ahead and disarm the thing.Seems like there's gonna be one in every carriage, and if they're connected to braking system we'll need to deal with every one.
>>1751187The worker pays you no mind while you go through the motions of removing the datalinks. You have it cut out and the wiring redone quickly enough, making sure to check the node for any wiring errors. There's none, as before, thankfully enough.Gathering your belongings, you're back on your way back up the train.On this half of the train, there's only one node that you haven't gotten to yet.> Check the node for a datalink> Keep going
>>1751219>> Check the node for a datalink
>>1751219>Check the node for a datalink
>>1751223>>1751225>>1751227Time to be thorough.Writin'
>>1751219Acting off the suspicion that they've probably got a datalink on each node, you take a stop at the only one you haven't check yet.Low and behold, there is one attached to the node.Acting off routine at this point, you start to remove the device.> Roll me three 1d100+5's
Rolled 23 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>1751232
Rolled 36 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>1751232Nat 69
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>1751232don't bring me down
welp, guess someone's going loud.
>>1751232As you work, you can hear a pair of footsteps walk down the hall and by the closet.They're muttering something to one another, but you can't hear what either of them is saying.Thankfully, they don't stop and continue on their way. By the time you're done and leaving, they're no where to be seen.Continuing on your way, you visit the meal car for some food. It's after 2:15 at this point, but thankfully they're still serving lunch. Since you're in such a rush, you grab a sandwich to go; for free, since food and board is included with your deal.Walking further into the front of the train, you are suddenly stopped by two guards."Sir, you're the Artificer, correct? Mind telling us where you're going?"One of them is holding back while the other asks you where you're going with a hand on your shoulder.Your response?:> "Off to do maintenance at the engine room. You know it, the most important part of the train and all?"> "I didn't think security guards would be concerned with engineering"> Say nothing> Other
>>1751260>> OtherJust keeping the train from breaking down. Artificer stuff you know?
>>1751266This, we shouldn't say where we are going
>>1751260>"Off to do maintenance at the engine room. You know it, the most important part of the train and all?"
>>1751260>"Off to do maintenance at the engine room. You know it, the most important part of the train and all?"Act casual...
>>1751260>"Off to do maintenance at the engine room. You know it, the most important part of the train and all?">>> Other>Just keeping the train from breaking down. Artificer stuff you know?
>>1751266>>1751268>>1751269>>1751272>>1751276Vote AnonsState where you are going?> Y> N
>>1751277Hmm... it's not like there's many places for us to go on the train and we've no real reason to not tell them (except for expecting them to be goons, which we don't want them to know). I guess we can avoid answering the question at first by offering a deflecting remark along the lines "wherever there's shit to fix, that's what I'm paid for", but answering if they are insistent.
>>1751260The question puts you off somewhat, though you decide to play things cool."Just keeping the train from breaking down. Artificer stuff, you know? Been running around all day fixing things," You shrug and then, as if to make things more convincing, take another bite out of your sandwich, "Making sure we don't crash and burn and all that".The guards look at one another, the one who stayed back shrugging at his partner.The questioner looks back at you, "Right, sorry about that. On your way now".You walk through without an issue after that. The idle guard quickly says something into his comm, but you don't quite catch it.You're just leaving the car where you fixed the AC. There's yet another unsecured node on this one.> Check out the node> Leave it be
>>1751277Aren't are votes all saying yes?
>>1751309It was two for deflecting, two for being honest, and one guy wanted to do both.
>>1751308> Check out the node>The idle guard quickly says something into his commGot him
>>1751308> Check out the node
>>1751308>Check out the node
>>1751308I have a bad feeling about this.>Check it out.
>>1751319>>1751325>>1751327>>1751331Check out the node. Writin'.
>>1751308You duck into the closet and open up the node. As you expect, there's a datalink hooked up. It's probably safe to say that the other two cars have ones as well.> Remove all the datalinks> Remove the one from this room alone> Leave the datalinks> Other
>>1751344>> Remove all the datalinks
>>1751344how many carriages / nodes are left to debug? I'm getting the feeling we should check on the goons or try to get into their surveillance before we continue with this, especially if they're getting suspicious of our antics.
>>1751344>> Remove all the datalinks> Watch your six at all times
>>1751361Four left including this one. You already know what the nodes do, which is gives someone a backdoor into the train's intercom system and the train's emergency breaking system.
>>1751344>>> Remove all the datalinks>> Watch your six at all times
>>1751362>>1751369>>1751374System override status: Offline.Writin'
>>1751344There's no reason to keep the datalinks where they're supposed to be.So you take out the in front of you. And the next one. And the next.You finish up the fourth one, knowing now that all of the system backdoors have been shored up.The mercs no longer have access to the maintenance nodes.You have acquired:> Four Datalinks!> All Seven Datalinks have been removed!You've been watching your back obsessively, though no one has followed you, nevermind tried anything. You don't even see Creep around, though you're not sure if that's a good thing or not.You finally make your way back to the workshop. It's just after 3 pm at this point.What now?> Sit down at the workshop> Go check in with Naofumi> Check the Main Terminal> Other
>>1751396>> Sit down at the workshopWe should start making shit, like that EXO suit you been hinting at
>>1751403At the current moment, you can modify your Magitech Gauntlet. You have no where near the amount of materials required to build a full EXO suit at this point in time.
>>1751396>Sit down at the workshopCan we do anything with the data links?
>>1751396Check the terminal, if there's nothing that would demand our immediate attention on it, let's get to work on subverting the goon surveillance.
>>1751403>>1751409Sit down at the workshop it is.Writin'
>>1751426Yar blow me off, i was about to say that we should get ready for some dangerous blokes waiting for us at the tinkerin' shop. For all you know, they could've seen us.
>>1751396You walk over, put your belongings down, at take a seat at the workshop.You've got quite a lot to work with currently, the question is what to do first?> Jack into the datalink> Dissemble one of the datalinks> Modify your Gauntlet> Other> Leave
>>1751434Sans you and Naofumi, no one else is allowed into engineering. Naofumi threatens to bludgeon anyone with a spanner if they try to just walk in.
>>1751435Jack jack jack link link link
>>1751435>Jack into a data link>than disassemble another one.
>>1751435> Jack into the datalink> Dissemble one of the datalinksalso,> Modify your Gauntlet> Add capability to hack into minds
>>1751435>> Jack into the datalink>> Dissemble one of the datalinks
>>1751444>>1751443>>1751450>>1751452Breaking into the mainframe.Writin'
>>1751435>Jack into one, examine options available to us>Disassemble anotherWe should have enough (potential) spare parts available to us now to be able to modify the glove to interface with the uplink, no?
>>1751462Your Gauntlet already can interface with the datalinks. No modification required.>>1751435You decide to start by jacking into one of the datalinks. A quick check tells you that all of the datalinks have the same files on them, so you access the network.You need to know more about the mercs; hopefully this will give you some answers.> Roll me three 1d100+2's please
Rolled 81 + 2 (1d100 + 2)>>1751469Nat 50
Rolled 60 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>1751469
Rolled 21 + 2 (1d100 + 2)>>1751469
>>175147383, Good SuccessWritin'
Rolled 53, 22, 86 = 161 (3d100)>>1751484what's with these rolls...
>>1751469It takes you a bit to follow the network back to the source, though you still manage it.Whoever made this system was at least smart enough to isolate this connection, so you don't have complete access to their computer. You have something, so that's good.Poking around some more, and you find a few files. You can tell they're all audio files.The question is, which one comes first?> File #15092> File #04512> File #56230
>>1751503>> File #04512Lowest number, means it's the first one made
>>1751503> File #04512
>>1751507i thought the same thing
>>1751507>>1751517>>1751521First file is coming up.Writin'
>>1751542> Gonna pause things here, will be back later.
>>1751551you better mister.
>>1751503Going by the logic that the lowest numbered file must be the one that was made first, you click over to File #04512 and start the playback program.It crackles to life and, after a bit of static, begins."...stand, sir. The deal, originally, was 10 gold for the job. That was before you told us that the operation site was a train. A moving train. If you want us to perform extraction, given the high danger of the situation, you're going to need to bump that up to 20 gold" The speaker, a middle-aged male you haven't heard before, sounds slightly frustrated."What this sounds like to me," The respondent, who you assume is the man behind hiring the mercs, "Is that you want out. You'll be doing this for 10 gold, or you can kiss your reputation back in Shirahoro goodbye for trying to rip your clients off"."Cut the bullshit. You're the last person to be talking about a loss of reputation in this room" The original speaker sounds pissed, and given how the 'client' just threatened him you d